Book schemes and offers for children, schools and libraries

Book schemes and offers for children, schools and libraries

Book schemes for schools – our recommendations

Book fairs are a great way to encourage pupils to take ownership of their reading choices – literally. Studies have shown that children and teens are far more likely to read a book and finish a book that they have chosen and purchased themselves. Book fairs, either arranged through national chains or through local bookshop outlets, can be a great way to bring the book-buying and browsing experience to your school.

Below is a list of popular book fair providers who will visit schools and set up a bookshop experience in your assembly hall, sports hall, library or classrooms. Perhaps consider making an event of this, by combining your book fair week with times for parents to visit after school, author visits, speaking and listening engagements, careers related talks, extended library sessions and literary activities.


This page was last updated on Jun 1, 2022 @ 3:41 pm.

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About Tom Tolkien

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Tom Tolkien is an experienced teacher and educational consultant who taught for 20 years in primary and secondary schools, including Woodleigh School in North Yorkshire, where he was Head of English and ran a 4000 book prep school library for pupils aged 3-13. He now reviews books for children and teens. Social profiles: Twitter | Linkedin