Our library has been in Book Fair mode since last Thursday, so I thought I'd share what's been coming through the registers as students and parents shop.
Media-related items are very popular, as children are drawn to familiar characters from TV shows and favorite toys. Peppa's First Pet sold out quickly, as did LEGO Ninjago Attack of the Sky Pirates.
Both the LEGO and "Star Wars" tables have been popular. A few copies of LEGO Awesome Ideas have come through my checkout. Our dozen copies of Rey's Story, a short chapter book from the latest "Star Wars" movie installment, sold out on Friday!
As for upper elementary purchases, students are scooping up books that are on the new Texas Bluebonnet Award nominees list, including Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson. We have also sold out of the latest Newbery Medal winner, Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, a steal of a deal in paperback!
Book fairs are a big deal on our campus, something the students look forward to twice a year. The proceeds from their generous purchases pay for several author visits each school year, as well as supplies and books for the library and professional development for this very grateful librarian.
We are open all day today (Monday, 2/29) and til noon on Tuesday, so if you're in the area, stop on by for some great books!