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Snuggle up with a good book this holiday season!
Winter 2007

What’s at the top of your holiday wish list? From sweet and quirky picture books to wildly funny adventure capers, our selection of books will keep you warm with laughter this holiday season.
In This Issue:

The Best Holiday Gift:
Families, Fun, and Books
Redeem your Book Fair Vouchers
in our NEW Online Catalog
Books to Beat the Holiday

Karla's "Book of Me"The Best Holiday Gift: Families, Fun, and Books

What is the best holiday gift you can give hardworking families? Sugar Hill Elementary School Media Specialist Linda Martin has a simple suggestion: together time.

When Linda first saw the Klutz Build-a-Book® packages that arrived with her Book Fair, she envisioned a weekend event for families at her Gainesville, Ga., school. "A lot of our families work nights and couldn't attend evening events," Linda said.

Linda – Media Specialist of the Year for her district – promoted the book-building party by making her own book over the in-house broadcast system. She gauged the response to the event by pre-selling books. “When we pre-sold 28 books, we said, ‘Okay, this is going to run,’” Linda recalls.

Saturday morning came, and so did about 150 people – parents, grandparents, toddlers, grade-schoolers, and even some teens. Keep reading to find out what happened next.

Shop the Instructional Resource Catalog online! New Online Catalog Makes it a Cinch to Double Your Profit

Scholastic Book Fairs' Instructional Resource Catalog is now available online. Shop from the comfort of home or school 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Choose from hundreds of products for your libraries and classrooms, including:

Library-bound editions of your favorite titles
Support materials for your school's math, science, social studies, and language arts curricula
Hundreds of popular book titles for readers of all ages
Audio and video selections for your classrooms and libraries
Furnishings, displays, and equipment for your library, media center,
and classrooms

To get started, log into your Chairperson's Toolkit, view your voucher balance, and let your fingers do the browsing. If you like, feel free to create an online wish list of items you'd like to order and then return later after your Book Fair to complete your purchase.

Shopping online is fast, easy, and enjoyable. Log in now to discover a catalog even more extensive than our printed version. Happy shopping!

Books to Beat the Holiday Ho-Hums

The holidays are the perfect time to snuggle up with a good book. Ward off the holiday ho-hums with these great reads. Packed with lovable characters and lots of action, these books are sure-fire cures for the wintertime blues. Guaranteed to make young (and old!) readers smile.
  Meet the author of "Clementine."Clementine
By Sara Pennypacker, Illustrated by Marla Frazee

Meet Clementine‚ a charmingly flawed and quirky third-grader with a talent for trouble and a good heart. Her best friend is her neighbor Margaret‚ a fourth-grader who experiences both qualities first-hand when Clementine cuts off all her hair and then replaces it by drawing curls on her scalp with a Flaming Sunset permanent marker! Meet the author in an online video.
  May Bird Among the Stars May Bird Among the Stars
By Jodi Lynn Anderson

When May Bird stumbles into the land of the Ever After‚ she needs the help of her Somber Kitty and a ragtag group of spectral friends to find her way out‚
but the evil Bo Cleevil is hot on her trail once again.
It’s horror! It’s humor! It’s flat-out fun to read!
  Vet Emergencies 24/7 Vet Emergencies 24/7

Go behind the scenes at this 24/7 hospital. Visit a python with a stuffy nose‚ a dog with a face full of porcupine quills‚ and many more animals at the Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver.
  Igraine the Brave Igraine the Brave
By Cornelia Funke

Princess Igraine dreams of becoming a famous
knight. But her castle is under attack and her parents have accidentally turned themselves into pigs! It’s up to Igraine to save the castle and keep its precious books out of the hands of the evil Baron.
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