Frequently Asked Questions

What is the United States of Readers? 

The United States of Readers is a version of Scholastic Book Clubs that is administered by teachers and, in this pilot year, is being entirely funded through our partnership with James Patterson. 

 

The program empowers every student in participating Title 1 schools to choose and own books from book flyers curated by Scholastic Book Clubs editors. Flyers are distributed five times a year; each student selects two books, which equals ten books of their choice by the end of the school year. 

 

Teachers are also provided with 25 preview books for their classroom libraries, along with resources throughout the school year to share with their students and families to encourage reading in the classroom, home, and community.

 

How can my school participate? 

During this pilot year, a limited number of high Title 1 schools across the nation were selected to participate. In the coming years, our goal is to make this program available to all teachers and students who demonstrate a need for books and resources in the classroom and home. 

 

Please check our website, the United States of Readers, for more information and program updates. (We will post news about the 2022–2023 program and school eligibility as soon as we can!)

 

How many students are you serving in the 2021–2022 pilot year?

During the 2021–2022 pilot year, the United States of Readers is serving 32,000 students in schools in every single state in the country, including Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico!  

 

Can you tell me how the books were selected? 

Students receive flyers offering a wide variety of age-appropriate, high-quality books hand-selected by Scholastic Book Clubs editors. Every effort was made by the editors to create flyers that are inclusive and representative of the classrooms we reach. Flyers  include books that help students build knowledge about themselves and the world around them, books that empower students by building connection and belonging, and books that transport students to worlds and experiences that are new and different. Additionally, every flyer includes at least one bilingual title.  

 

Is the Patterson Partnership Classroom Library Grant still available to teachers this school year?

For the past seven years, Scholastic Book Clubs has partnered with James Patterson to find new and exciting ways to get books into the hands of teachers and students. The United States of Readers is an evolution of this partnership. This year, classroom libraries and student home libraries will be supported through this program. 

 

My Teacher Account

I’m new to the United States of Readers. How do I get started?

You can watch this video to learn how to create an account or sign in, or you can follow the instructions below.

 

Teachers at United States of Readers schools can click on any of the following to create an account or sign in:

  1. Click the Profile Icon on the red bar and select Sign In/Create an Account.

  2. Click the Student Orders link, which is by the Help button. 

  3. Click the Start Ordering Now button on the home page. 

 

Next, please click Create an Account or Sign In and use the email address we provided via email. When prompted, please enter your school’s unique access code

 

  • Teacher Tip: You received your school’s unique access code via email. For questions about your access code, please contact your school’s point person.

 

After you’ve entered your profile information and clicked Submit, you’ll receive a registration confirmation email indicating that you’re ready to get started ordering.

 

You can now enter your student orders by flyer code and item number. For all subsequent orders, you will log in with your email and the password you’ve created.

 

I forgot my password. 

Not to worry! Please follow the prompts at the sign-in module to retrieve your password. If you have any questions when resetting your password, please contact 1-833-873-USOR (1-833-873-8767) and identify yourself as a United States of Readers teacher so that we can connect you with a program specialist.

 

I am a current United States of Readers teacher and am now moving schools. What are my next steps?  

The United States of Readers program is designed at the school level. All classrooms within each selected school participate. Please reach out to UnitedStatesOfReaders@scholastic.com so that we can work with your unique needs. 

 

Will class orders qualify for monthly rewards and Bonus Points? 

The United States of Readers teacher rewards are separate from the Scholastic Book Clubs monthly teacher rewards program. All United States of Readers teachers will be provided with 25 books for their classroom libraries during the school year. For existing Scholastic Book Clubs teachers, Bonus Points are still available to you through your Scholastic Book Clubs account at scholastic.com/bookclubs. For more information, contact UnitedStatesOfReaders@scholastic.com.

 

Can I order from Scholastic Book Clubs as a United States of Readers teacher?  

Yes, teachers can also place Scholastic Book Clubs orders. If you’d like to place orders with Book Clubs, please visit clubs.scholastic.com.

Submitting Student Orders

How do I place a United States of Readers class order?

You can watch this video for instructions on how to place an order. If you have any questions, please contact 1-833-873-USOR (1-833-873-8767) and identify yourself as a United States of Readers teacher so that we can connect you with a program specialist. 

 

How do I edit or review student orders?

You can edit or review student orders until the due date on April 15. On the Student Order page, you will see your class order organized by each student and their book selections. Click the trash icon to remove a book, and then add the title that you’d like to replace it with. 

 

How do I know which flyer code to use when placing student orders?

You can find your flyer code in two places: on the top-right corner of the teacher note that arrives with your book flyers and on the back of the student forms where students write their book choices. 

    Here are May’s flyer codes:

    Pre-K: F9

    Grades K–1: P9

    Grades 2–3: 29

    Grades 4–5: 49

    Grades 6+: 59

 

Can you share a digital version of the book flyer with me? 

Absolutely! Here are downloadable PDFs of May’s flyers:

     Pre-K

     Grades K–1

     Grades 2–3

     Grades 4–5

     Grades 6+ 

 

Where can I find more information about each title offered?

Book notes are available for each title offered in the United States of Readers flyers. Download here.

 

How do I submit the books my students selected?

In early April, teachers will receive an email inviting them to place their class orders.

 

Ordering Deadline: Teachers must submit student orders by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 15.

 

How do I know that I successfully placed my class order?  

Once you have placed your student orders by April 15, you will receive an order confirmation email when your class order is processed and packed by our warehouse team. If you do not receive this email or are experiencing difficulty placing your class order, please contact UnitedStatesOfReaders@scholastic.com.

Book Box Delivery

Where do my books ship?

Book Boxes ship to your school. Boxes will be addressed to individual teachers so that it’s easy to distribute students’ books!

 

When will my students receive their books?

All of your students will receive their books at the same time, about two weeks following the order due date (April 15). That means your students should start to receive their books in early May!

 

Please keep an eye out for multiple Book Boxes—since every student gets to participate, sometimes more than one Book Box is needed to safely package your class order. In the event of back-ordered or out-of-stock items, books will be shipped separately.

 

Teacher Tip: Since every student gets to choose two books, this is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the joy of books and reading with your whole class!  

 

Can my class track our Book Box? 

Absolutely! You will automatically receive tracking information via email as soon as it’s available. Please hang on to your shipping confirmation email for reference.

 

Returns, Requests, and Missing Items 

We have a Happy Book Guarantee policy. If you need a replacement book due to damage or for any other reason (including child interest!), please contact 1-833-873-USOR (1-833-873-8767). 

 

If your shipment is missing books, flyers, or other program materials, please call 1-833-873-USOR (1-833-873-8767) so that we can get you everything you need.