We have a little surprise for Clifford too. His friends have gathered together to welcome him to the Book Fair and to celebrate his yearlong birthday celebration. That's right, Clifford turned 50 years old this year.
Book Fair Set Up
The silver table features magic tricks, spy devices, makeup kits, arts and crafts items. Green long tables feature the hot selling cook books, entertainment items, Star Wars on end cap and those wonderful hard cover picture books. I special order many titles from restock. Just name any title and they will try to get it for you. Love that restock team. They can make a huge difference in your sales.
How to Draw Angry Birds, UV Spy Pens, and Monster High's Ghoulfriends Forever are so hot that Scholastic is requiring pre-paid orders for them. I have re-ordered three times already.
The new Dude diary and Coke and Pepsi type books are still hot sellers for my school.
I promote teaching resources such as science, social studies topics, and mentor texts. My best customers are university students and professors who can't resist great books.
Guys Read books
I like to group great guy books together. Some boys get distracted by the gizmos when they would really love some of these titles.
The goodies and gizmos
I WANT THE MAGIC WAND PENS! I don't even know if they really exist but if they don't then Scholastic needs to get on it. They would sell like hotcakes or like UV Spy Pens. I heard a rumor and I have been pestering Restock daily for them.
Pete, the Cat has been spotted at the Book Fair. It's about time he received his own display board. New book "Pete's Big Lunch" early reader.
And the wonderful Texas Lone Star List books. Delightful!
What does your fair look like?
I would love to know your best tips and tricks for running a successful book fair.