♥ Scholastic Book Orders ♥

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 What do I miss most about going to school?

Scholastic book fairs and the monthly book orders.

Just yesterday my son, who is in Grade 6, brought home the very first book order of the year – the October issue of Scholastic Arrow. As I was glancing through his homework aganda the book order fluttered to the table and I immediately pounced upon it, to devour the month’s offerings. You’d think I was ten years old, but lately I have found much enjoyment and relaxation in reading my kid’s books, even if they themselves have outgrown them :0

My son has not pointed out his wants for this month’s order yet, being much like the hubs, he is a last minute type of guy. I however have narrowed down my choices to these:


39 cluesThe 39 Clues is Scholastic's groundbreaking new series, spanning 10 adrenaline-charged books, 355 trading cards, and an online game where readers play a part in the story and compete for over $100,000 in prizes. The 39 Clues books set the story, and the cards, website and game allow kids to participate in it. Kids visit the website - www.the39clues.com - and discover they are lost members of the Cahill family. They set up online accounts where 39 clues card packthey can compete against other kids and against Cahill characters to find all 39 clues. Through the website, kids can track their points and clues, manage their card collections, dig through the Cahill archives for secrets, and "travel" the world to collect Cahill artifacts, interview characters, and hunt down clues. Collecting cards helps: Each card is a piece of evidence containing information on a Cahill, a clue, or a family secret. Every kid is a winner - we'll give away prizes through the books, the website and the cards, including a grand prize of $10,000!


monsterology Monsterology - A second major volume by the esteemed Dr. Drake — a lavish exploration of fantastical beasts, from yetis to unicorns. Do krakens really lurk below the ocean waves? Do griffins command the air above? In a fascinating new discovery sure to rival the ground-breaking DRAGONOLOGY, the intrepid Dr. Ernest Drake turns his inquisitive gaze from dragons to other so-called mythical creatures. Included are * a removable letter from Dr. Drake * multiple foldouts, flaps, and pull-outs * textured "samples," including sea serpent skin and a feather from a winged horse * sundry booklets — including riddles to tell a sphinx * a cabinet of curiosities containing yeti fur, a hippogriff feather, and more. For anyone who has ever wondered whether legendary beasts still wander among us, this lush look at an astounding array of creatures offers everything a true believer would want to know.




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14 comments:

Chris said...

We got our book order yesterday. I think I get more excited about it than my girl!

bermudaonion said...

My son used to love ordering books from Scholastic - I think it made him feel grown up. I think a lot of teachers have given up on the book orders because the response was so low. :(

grayskyeyes said...

I loved these when I was a kid. But even better was the day when your book order came! I can still remember being in first grade when I got the entire Chronicles of Narnia boxed set -- it was so large I couldn't fit it in my desk and had to leave it under my chair all day. I felt totally cool, no joke.

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)

raidergirl3 said...

For my son in grade 6 (too!), we ordered: Swindle, and Frindle, and my daughter(8) asked for Diary of a Wimpy Kid. She is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the books.

My son had a great teacher in grade 3 who made a big deal about all the nonbook stuff in the orders, and that really, only the books were worth ordering. He doesn't even look at all the other crap now. My daughter, otoh....

rjsbooklady said...

Kids in our store LOVE the 39 Clues. Our children's specialist has been following along and completing her "agent training" online, and it seems like a really fantastic way to keep kids, especially the younger boys that are hard to hook, plugged into reading.

Shana @ Literarily said...

Joanne, my daughter should be bringing home books from her first order today.

I'm so excited. I too plan to post what we purchased. She's only 3-1/2 though, so I'm sure there won't be any overlap :)

Andi said...

The book fair was always the highlight of my year, and I SOOOO miss getting those little order leaflets. Monsterology looks like something I need to lay hands on immediately.

jessi said...

I'm a high school teacher, and I still get excited about ordering from Scholastic every month. My librarian loves it, because she gets free books for every $100 I spend. :)

naida said...

I used to get so excited about book orders from Scholastic. My kids order them now, we just ordered last week :)
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Dewey said...

I loved those as a kid and then loved my son's order forms! We used to order piles and piles of books; they're so cheap from Scholastic!

Jena said...

Yeah... *wistful sigh* I had the joy of experiencing the Scholastic orders as a teacher, too, for a few years. I loved that I had a handful of consistent orderers in my 8th grade classes. I'd even take ten minutes when the new ones arrived to look through them with my classes and then let them look through them themselves. And when the books arrived--oh the joy!

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Oh gosh, I remember those days...not with my kids, but experiencing it first hand. LOVE Scholastic books! Even now, Monsterology would be one I'd order...lol! Some of us never grow up.

Dawn said...

The Scholastic Book programs are great! I was especially happy when we could get books/CD combos for the car. I'd burn the CDs onto on (longer) CD so I didn't have to change them as often.

Our schools only use them until Grade 2, so my 5th grader won't have the opportunity for *39 Clues* at their discount.

Ti said...

And I pounced on your post just because of the Scholastic mention. LOL. I get excited when I see these too and I have two kids in two different age groups so I see quite a bit in the way of offerings.