Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Scholastic Book Fair Comes to Marshall Lane

I'm sure you already know by now that the Scholastic Book Fair has moved into the library. You can come and shop the book fair before school, after school, and at lunch recess. Also there is a family night Wednesday, December 7 from 5 to 7 pm. There will be lots of guest readers including Dr. Andrews, Mrs. Mund, Mrs. Medalen, and quite a few more! I helped some of them select their books so it should be lots of fun! I've had some time to browse around and I've selected some terrific titles to add to our library, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, all of the Big Nate books, Bad Island (a graphic novel by the author of Ghostopolis) and the Origami Yoda and Darth Paper books.
I noticed that one of the books that had been highlighted on the preview video has become the high demand book of the Scholastic Book Fair. It is The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall by Mary Downing Hahn. I find this terribly interesting that this has become such a hot title all of a sudden. I've had this in my library for a year now and even listed it as a good scary story to share in my All Hallow's Read blog and it's been checked out all of twice. Two times. In the last year. The last time it was checked out was February. It is currently sold out at the Scholastic Book Fair and on reorder while stacks of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever remain on the tables. It's just so interesting how the power of suggestion works and what will capture the imagination of a population of children at any given time.
Anyway, come down and visit the book fair. Lots of wonderful titles for children of all ages and the proceeds benefit the library and the PTA.

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