We are doing a book fair at our school. We usually use Scholastic and it runs for two weeks including the week before Sprig Break. We also stay open late one night to be there for Student-Led conferences when parents come in. This year I wanted to try something different. I'm using Lowry's Books and More, an independent bookstore. The issues with this are: no advertising included and no advance copies of books. I'm so used to that Scholastic box coming a month in advance with posters, folders, book lists, little flyers, etc and then getting about 10 or so books early enough to read and tell students about...I forgot to do anything to advertise this fair. The cool thing is they are letting me have it after Spring Break. So I decided to bring a few books home and I will read them and see if I can drum up more interest when we return from break.
Jerk, California by Jonathan Friesen
Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt De La Pena
Burned by Ellen Hopkins
Fade by Lisa McMann
Hopefully this will help. If not, there's always next year!!