Scholastic Canada | Book Fairs: Booktalk!

Programs: Booktalk! - #1 With Students!

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The more kids hear about books, the more they'll want to read. Find out how the brand new format of the Book Talk [in-a-Box] program can create excitement for your Book Fair and connect kids to books they'll want to read.

Book Talk Package

Preview Cards image The Booktalk [in-a-Box] Book Blurb package is included in the Planning Kit which will arrive 4-6 weeks before the Fair. The package consists of 13 cards in a sleeve. One card has a fun Scavenger Hunt you can use during your Book Fair Preview and the 12 remaining cards each have a short summary of a book at the fair on one side and a Book Fair Preview tip on the other.

Blurbs and Scripts

Book Scripts image The package includes book summaries of some of the hottest titles on the Fair! Share the Book Blurb cards with teachers, the principal, volunteers and the Student Crew so they can give book talks in classrooms, during library time, at the Book Fair Preview or on the morning announcements. To add excitement before and during the fair, there are more book summaries on our Featured Books page. Encourage students to make their own Book Talks using the handy Book Talk Starter Cards! Take a peek at the Tips, Scripts and More page. We've created scripts and PA announcements to showcase some of our favourite titles.


Image of 3 books Request the Booktalk [in-a-Box] titles by contacting your Book Fair consultant. You can showcase the books and Book Blurb Preview cards in a display case or use them as props in your skits. Just be sure to include the books in your fair when it starts so the excited students can buy them!

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