Book Fair Nostalgia

Yesterday morning, while I was out running errands, I ran across something that made me super nostalgic. One of the local elementary schools had a sign out in front of the building advertising the Scholastic Book Fair.

Do you remember getting books from Scholastic as an elementary student? I certainly do! Scholastic was a big deal at the elementary school I attended. Our teachers would send home Scholastic Book Club fliers, which were filled with tons of great books, multiple times a year. I always loved looking through the flier. I would mark each of the books I was interested in with a big star, so I could make sure to bring them to the attention of my parents when I brought the flier home at the end of the school day. The only thing better than getting to look through the Book Club flier was the day when the books we’d ordered were passed out by our teachers.

The only thing better than that…was actually going to the Scholastic Book Fair.

I can still remember our teachers taking us down to the library (which was where our Book Fair was always set up) to look at the books. There were always so many that I wanted to read! Most of our teachers had us keep track of the books we were interested in on a wish list, which we were able to use when our parents brought us back to the Book Fair in the evening. My parents, who also love to read, enjoyed the Book Fair just as much as I did…which is why we usually went back home with a ton of books.

If you’re interested in learning more about Scholastic Book Fairs, or the Scholastic Book Club, you can find more information here. The website also has an online store where you can shop for books by grade level. They have a variety of fiction and nonfiction books available, including some boxed sets of popular series.

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