Our Fall Book Fair is in full swing and we love that our students have access to such incredible books. Thinking that students might discover their next favorite read in our IDEA Lab is one of the most exciting parts of this semi-annual event. We love this excerpt from an interview Vox did with Alan Boyko, President of Scholastic Book Fairs.

“One of the things we do best at Scholastic Book Fairs is help kids discover those breakthrough books — books like Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Because of Winn-Dixie, Captain Underpants, and Wonder,”  Books like these create an insatiable appetite for reading. Part of the mission of the fair is to create that insatiable appetite: The difference between a dormant reader and an engaged, enthusiastic reader is access to great books and a lot of time spent reading self-chosen books. The book fair provides kids with a wide selection of books that they don’t have to read for school and that they can select for themselves, and books that they can keep forever and dog ear and scribble in and otherwise markup — which means that for a lot of kids, it represents the moment that the act of reading transitions from an obligation to a choice.”

Here are some of our book fair favorites that should definitely be on your list.

Picture Books:

  • We’re All Wonders
  • The Mitten
  • The Kissing Hand
  • Stick and Stone
  • The Little Snowplow

Easy Readers:

  • I Really Like Slop
  • Fly Guy’s Ninja Christmas
  • Bad Kitty Get a Bath
  • Fox the Tiger

Chapter Books:

  • Diary of an Ice Princess
  • The One and Only Ivan
  • Pumpkin’s Story
  • Pax
  • Who Was Series?:
    • What Was the Titanic?
    • Who Was Jane Goodall?
    • Who Was Mister Rogers?
    • What is NASA?

Graphic Novels:

  • Best Friends
  • Guts
  • The Baby Sitters Club
  • Just Beyond: The Scare School

Advanced Reads:

  • Allies
  • Rated


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