Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Scholastic Book Fair!

Do you visit your public school library's Scholastic Book Fair? If not, you should consider stopping by the next one. Plenty of deals to be had and also great gift ideas for the young bookworms in your life. Plus, there are adult books, computer games, posters and novelties.

Most schools have a fall and spring fair. Everyone is welcome and purchases help the school. Just call for the dates and stop by the office upon your arrival to introduce yourself--- just so the school isn't thrown into lockdown mode because a stranger is wandering the halls. (Not that any of our lovely readers look like strange and unsavory characters but schools have to be extra careful nowadays)

I'm very pleased with my bargain table books-- three hardbacks and three paperbacks for $13. Have you read any of these? I've enjoyed Cornelia Funke's other books so I'm hoping Igraine is a fun read.

Maybe some will be suitable for reading aloud to my pre-k child. He loved the Percy Jackson movie (except for scary old Medusa) and I've read bits of the book to him this week. He even takes a turn reading sight words on the page... yes, I'm proud of my burgeoning little bookworm.


  1. Oooh, I didn't know about Igraine. I love Cornelia Funke! You'll have to be sure to let us know how that one is. Also--Blue Balliett! Didn't she write Chasing Vermeer? I liked that one too.

  2. I will let you know-- still haven't read Stolen yet but I will let you know about that one as well.

    I don't know about Balliet-- other than Funke, all these authors and books are new to me---all are fantasy/adventure though-- so I'll probably like them.

  3. Hello! I'm visiting from the Friday Follow. :-)

  4. I used to LOVE those book fairs when I was in school. I never thought about going to them now, but I think I may just try in the fall :) Great ideas for good deals for young ones in the family :)

  5. I am so envious of the prices. We'd be hard pressed to find a $2 book in Australia.


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