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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!