Scholastic Book Fairs

The beloved tradition of bringing books to students and giving back to schools.... Around the country and world, Scholastic Book Fairs in-school literacy events generate excitement for reading and help build school and classroom libraries. Our goal: to help kids learn to read and love to read so they'll be more successful in school and in life.

One of Scholasticʼs best-known and best-loved businesses, Scholastic Book Fairs in-school literacy events bring the joy and excitement of reading right to students.

Scholastic Book Fairs are a global business, with operations in all 50 states, as well as Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Thailand, and the U.K.

Scholastic’s book selection team - former teachers, media specialists, booksellers, authors, and veteran Book Fair organizers - searches for the very best children's books…those literary gems that will get kids hooked on reading and make them want to keep reading for the rest of their lives.

Publishers from across the country present the best of their seasonal offerings for inclusion in Scholastic’s Book Fairs and Clubs.

Scholastic’s book selection team spends more than 10,000 hours each year reviewing more than 4,000 manuscripts and newly published books from publishers across the globe.

Scholastic uses 289 delivery trucks to transport its Fairs every year. That's nearly two miles of trucks parked end-to-end.

Scholastic Book Fairs - Your Reading Partner

Scholastic drivers travel more than 10 million miles every year. That's equivalent to making 390 trips around the world.

Scholastic Book Fairs - Your Reading Partner

Books at the Scholastic Book Fair are displayed face-front and grouped by age or grade-level, so it’s easy for kids to find characters and subjects they love and want to read about.

With the look and feel of a bustling bookstore, Scholastic Book Fairs are typically weeklong events that feature affordable books based on characters and subjects kids love and want to read about.

Solutions for Schools - Book Fair Experience

From newly-released books and best sellers to award-winning titles and perennial favorites, every book at the Scholastic Book Fair is hand-selected and chosen from dozens of different publishers around the globe.

Scholastic Book Fairs are run by parents, teachers, and school volunteers.

Scholastic Book Fairs - Your Reading Partner

The business of encouraging lifelong reading is a critical one, and Scholastic Book Fair organizers take their jobs very seriously.

Students love to help with the Book Fair…they make great helpers because they know what’s popular with students and have great ideas about how to get the entire school community involved and excited about reading.

Scholastic Book Fairs - Value Added Programs - Student CREW

A very special guest visits the Scholastic Book Fair!

Many schools kick off their Book Fair with a Reading Rally!

Schools go all out decorating their Book Fair each season!

Scholastic Book Fairs - Your Reading Partner

Scholastic Book Fairs producers videotaping children’s book author, Katherine Paterson for our seasonal author video. The video, free to schools, gives children an opportunity to "meet" vicariously with authors and/or illustrators.

Through Scholastic’s All for Books program, schools collect loose change during their Book Fair to buy books for students who otherwise might not be able to afford them. Scholastic matches the money collected by schools with a donation of up to one million books to organizations that serve children in need.

Scholastic Book Fairs - All For Books

The Scholastic Book Fairs Classroom Wish List program is an effective way for teachers to let families know which books they would love to add to their classroom libraries. It also gives parents a meaningful way to support their school and demonstrate the importance of reading.

Tom Angleberger visits the winning school in the Scholastic Book Fairs national contest.

Scholastic’s Kids Are Authors is a national book-writing contest open to students in grades K–8. Since its inception in 1986, the contest has encouraged thousands of children to write and illustrate books.

A young author receives his published book and a medal for helping write the national grand prize winning book in Scholastic’s Kids Are Authors contest.

Kids Are Authors is an annual competition open to students in grades K–8 in the United States and U.S. international schools. Scholastic publishes the winning books (one non-fiction and one fiction winner) and distributes them at Book Fairs. The winning schools also receive a $5,000 voucher for Scholastic books and resources.

Scholastic Book Fair’s What Would You Do for Reading campaign encourages principals and other school leaders to perform a wacky stunt as a reward for students meeting their reading goals.

Scholastic Book Fairs - Value Added Programs - Student CREW

Teachers, librarians and principals from schools across the country have participated in zany stunts during their Book Fair to encourage students to read. Educators have eaten live worms, dressed in costumes, shaved their heads, and camped out on rooftops – all in the name of literacy!

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