Free resources

Free Resources for your Book Fair

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Promote your Book Fair
The Resource Pack
Invitations and Posters
Top Tips, Videos and Slideshows
Prices, Payment and Rewards
Recruitment and Certificates
Tools and Other Useful Links

Promote your Book Fair

Tell parents and students about your upcoming Book Fair in your school’s newsletter or by posting about it on Twitter or Facebook! Download these free images to ensure your post is as eye-catching as possible.

Shareable image for social media or your school's newsletter
Download the free Book Fair promotion image

You can even add information about your upcoming Fair using MS Paint with the editable Book Fair promotion image.

Download the free editable Book Fair promotion image

The Resource Pack

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! In our Resource Pack you can find:

  • Lessons and activities
  • €40 prize allowance vouchers
  • Browsing Wishlists
  • Last copy bookmarks
  • Ready-made letters to send to parents and volunteers

Download the free resource pack Spring 2017

Invitations and Posters

Tell everyone about your Book Fair with invitations, posters and arrows.

Primary schools – Spring 2017

Book Fair Invitation – Spring 2017

Book Fair poster

Download the editable poster now!

Book Fair Arrow – right
Book Fair Arrow – left

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. Use our Goal Chart to set your school’s goals:

Book Fair goal chart

Top Tips, Videos and Slideshows

For a quick overview of the best tips and tricks for running your Book Fair, check out our brand new Organiser’s Guide

For a more detailed guide, use our invaluable Book Fair Planner to pick up tips, time-savers and tried-and-tested solutions on how to run a G.R.E.A.T. literacy event:

Uk Primary Planner Autumn 2014 Fairs Web Book Fair Planner for Primary Schools

GREAT notes sheet UK G.R.E.A.T. notes sheet

Generate excitement around reading by watching our new Top Tips Book Range video in assembly.
Alternatively, use our editable Book Range Powerpoint to engage children in the classroom.

Prices, Payment and Rewards

Resources to help with payment, checking prices and re-ordering popular titles.

Spring 2017 price list and order form

Fill in and return your Cash Report Form online – all your calculations are done for you!

You can spend Rewards immediately by picking books from the cases before your Book Fair leaves.

Spend any excess Rewards on a range of resources in our Schools Catalogue.

Browse our new Primary Schools Catalogue

Our bank details:
Account Name: Scholastic Ireland
Branch: Dublin – Drumcondra
Sort Code: 90-05-19
Account Number: 67713566
BAN: IE26BOFI90051967713566


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!

Find parent and volunteer recruitment letters in Word format here:
Parent Letter Frame
Volunteer Letter Frame

You can also find them in your free resource pack

Reward pupils with these colourful certificates.

Reading certificate – Horrible Histories

Reading certificate – Horrible Histories

certificate_thankyou_bf_helper.pdf Book Fair helper certificate -The Gruffalo

Book Fair helper certificate- Tom Gates


From swashbuckling pirates to garden magic, generate excitement at your Book Fair by incorporating a theme into the event. Visit our theme page for more ideas!

Tools to help you run your Book Fair

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 wishlists as part of class browsing sessions to get children exploring the books and choosing their favourites.

Find Wishlists in your free resource pack

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.

Find Last copy bookmarks in your free resource pack

We Are Writers

With We Are Writers, every child can be an author in your school’s very own book.

We Are Writers logo Visit the We Are Writers website

We Are Writers brochure 2012 - Book Fairs Ireland Download We Are Writers brochure

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