We want your Book Fair to be a G.R.E.A.T. literacy event, so we’ve provided a range of free resources to help you set Goals, Recruit volunteers, create Excitement, Advertise and make the most of our Tools.
Use the quick links below to skip to a section or scroll down the page to browse.
Resources to help with payment, check prices and re-order popular titles.
Use our invaluable Book Fair Planners to pick up tips, time-savers and tried-and-tested solutions on how to run a G.R.E.A.T. literacy event:
The cornerstone to running a G.R.E.A.T. Book Fair is to set goals – from promoting literacy in school or refreshing your library, to boosting attendance or earning more Scholastic Rewards.
Finding volunteers willing to share their time and talents to help you achieve your Book Fair goals is key. After all, many hands make light work!
Business School helps your pupils to develop real-world skills by letting them run your Book Fair as an enterprise scheme.
Fun, free and curriculum-linked, it’s perfect for your budding young entrepreneurs!
Build a buzz and fire up your pupils’ imaginations by holding a competition, running fun activities in class and decorating the school in time for the Book Fair’s arrival!
Child Education resources
To tie-in with Book Fair Garden, our new theme for spring 2013, Child Education has kindly provided a range of free classroom resources based around gardens, growing and mini-beasts.
Themes transform Book Fairs into special events and keep them fresh and exciting. Our theme for spring 2013, Book Fair Garden, is a fantastic opportunity for classroom activities, decorations and competitions inspired by growing, gardens and mini-beasts. Download our spring 2013 Planner for more theme ideas.
You can also use our previous themes which include food, sport, time machine, circus, dinosaurs, Egypt and space.
Tell everyone about your Book Fair with letters, invitations, posters, arrows and emails.
Primary schools – spring 2013
Book Fair Garden directional arrow – right
New Welsh resources
Dewch i’n ffair lyfrau! We’ve translated our latest Book Fair materials into Welsh!
Check out our new Welsh materials
Create your own emails and letters with our Book Fair Garden clip art images.
Secondary schools – spring 2013
Use our tools to save time and arrange browsing sessions. The more pupils browse, the more likely they are to find the perfect book for them.
Use activity wishlists as part of class browsing sessions to get children exploring the books and choosing their favourites.
Last copy bookmarks
Put Last Copy Bookmarks inside the most popular books so that pupils can place an order and leave the last copy for others to view.
Engage and inspire your pupils with our selection of age-ranged Book Talks.
Book Fair Gift Vouchers
Perfect for parents who can’t make it to the Fair, Gift Vouchers are the ideal way to ensure children get the books they really want from the Fair.
Book Bank Savings Scheme
Help children save up money in advance so they can get the books they want when the Fair arrives.
In the run-up to your Book Fair, use assembly time to focus children’s minds on the Book Fair and get the whole school excited about reading!
Reward pupils and helpers with these colourful certificates.
Bargain Box posters
Promote bargain books from only £1.99 at your Fair (if relevant) with a colourful poster.
With We Are Writers, every child can be an author in your school’s very own book.