For the love of reading

Scholastic Book Fair Raise Over $800
for BC Children's Hospital

The Scholastic Book Fair has been a community favourite for the past five years. Overnight, the library is transformed and shelves of books are brought in to be purchased and brought home. This year, our teacher librarians and PYP staff chose to donate the funds raised through the fair; and, after a quick poll of our community, they decided on BC Children's Hospital. Teachers were also excited to support a local initiative—Starfish Packs—and wanted to tie it in somehow. Ms. Angela Pallister reached out to their team, and they were keen to add books to their packs, which are delivered each week to students in need throughout the lower mainland. And so, a special bin for Starfish Packs was set up for our community to add books to.

When the fair began, families were invited to browse the selection before or after school, and students were also given time during class to check it out. At their busiest time, Ms. Pallister had over 40 shoppers! With such popularity, the fair was only possible thanks to a dedicated crew of seven parents six teacher volunteers. The scholastic book fair is a wonderful community achievement, and all for the love of reading!

2018 Scholastic Book Fair Donations

41 Books Donated
for Starfish Packs

$819 Donated to
BC Children's Hospital

Top Three Sellers

Early Readers

It's fun to be a Furmaid board book

Never Touch a Monster
board book

Lego DC Super Heroes: 5 Minute Superhero Stories

Primary Readers

The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal

Elephant and Piggie: My New Friend is So Fun!

Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes

Elementary Readers

Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel

Invisible Emmie

Lego: Volcanoes and Other Forces of Nature

What Students Had to Say

"I donated my left over money after I bought one book." Liam (Grade 3)

"I was so happy to buy the new Dogman book! I used my own piggy bank money to buy it." DJ (Grade 3)