The Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to Smith's Media Center on December 5-9. With the theme of Bookaneer, Where Books are the Treasure, our library will be transformed into a pirate ship with decorations from the Troy High National Art Honor Society students.
Your child will be receiving a parent letter and a sneak peek pamphlet about the hot items at the book fair. Or, you can also see the letter here. Check the schedule to see which day your child will be attending the fair.
use the scholastic book fair app
Be sure to load the book fair app on your phone or on your child's iPad! This free app will give you access to videos and podcasts about the books that will be at the fair, along with summaries, reading levels, and prices. Shop the fair using the pamphlet and the app with your child before you go!
Students can create a wishlist using the app in order to show you what books they would like to buy. You can order directly from the app OR send money with them to make a purchase the next day at school. Orders from the app are shipped free to school in 2-3 weeks.
You can also order from our online bookfair November 27-December 10, which has even more options available for purchase! Shipping is free, and your purchases will arrive at school in 2-3 weeks. NOTE: SHIPPING BEFORE WINTER BREAK IS NOT GUARANTEED. Mrs. Chatel will contact you for pick up.
troybery books on sale
Troybery is all new this year. We have released a list of potential Troybery nominees, and students are helping to narrow the list down to the top ten. The following potential Troybery books might be at our book fair, depending on availability: Fortune Falls by Jenny Goebel, Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo, Booked by Kwame Alexander, Soar by Joan Bauer, or The Gathering by Dan Poblocki.
However, there may be books at the fair that are not on the Troybery list that should be!! If your child finds a book at the fair published in 2016 that s/he thinks should be a Troybery nominee, s/he can submit the title here.
teacher wish lists
Would you like to honor your child's teacher by purchasing a book as a gift off the teacher's wish list? We will have a display listing the books at the book fair that each teacher would like to have in his/her classroom library. This would be a wonderful holiday gift for your child's teacher!
Thank you for your support of reading and the Smith Media Center!
Mrs. Christina Chatel, MLIS
A teacher librarian at Boulan Park and Smith Middle Schools in Troy, Michigan.