Have a G.R.E.A.T. Book Fair
Is this your first time running a Book Fair? Or are you a seasoned Organiser, simply looking for some new ideas? Whatever your aims, we have everything you’ll need to plan and run a G.R.E.A.T. Book Fair.
Check out our top three tips below.
We’ve created a wealth of free, downloadable resources to help you plan and promote your Book Fair!
Send out invitations, display posters and let pupils make their selections ahead of the big day with pre-browse order forms. Find all that and more in your free digital resource kit!
Whether you’re an expert at running Book Fairs or about to host your very first one, following the G.R.E.A.T. structure for planning your Fair will make the experience as easy and as fulfilling as possible. G.R.E.A.T. is a tried-and-tested solution on how to plan, promote and run a great literacy event for the whole school. If you have any questions about how to use G.R.E.A.T. for your Book Fair, you can reach out to our helpful team of Book Fair Co-ordinators on 0800 212 281 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- G. Set a Book Fair Goal
- R. Recruit a Book Fair Team
- E. Create excitement about your Book Fair
- A. Advertise the Book Fair event
- T. Use the tools available on this website
Make it an event to remember
Scholastic can give you the tools to make your event more than just a Book Fair. Here are just a few ideas to make your Book Fair extra special:
Book Fair Takeover. Let your pupils plan and run their Book Fair with this fun enterprise project, shown to boost excitement and engagement with the fair.
We are Writers. Over 500,000 kids are now published authors thanks to We Are Writers, the school project that turns pupils’ writing into a real printed book that family and friends can buy.
Free competition prize vouchers. If you run a competition to promote your Book Fair, you are entitled to £25 worth of books from the bookcases to use as prizes. You can find the prize vouchers in the Resource Pack. You could ask children to design bookmarks, create bunting, or write a book review!