Students scoop up popular books during sale

Students flocked to a week-long book fair at Northeast Campus and bought popular books such as “Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess,” “Power Rangers Megaforce: Alien Attack 2,”  “Monster High: Ghoulfriends Just Want to Have Fun” and “Doc McStuffins: Run Down Race Car.”

The October 14-18 book fair was made possible by Scholastic Book Fairs, which in partnership with schools across the country provides affordable books for more than 35 million students each year.

Also on sale were pencils, posters, erasers, pencil sharpeners, hand pointers, diaries, composition notebooks and other supplies, said Ms. Gloria Simpson, the school librarian.

Money raised from the sale are used to purchase books and other learning materials for the library, Ms. Simpson said. She uses a resource catalog to aid in her book selections and buys books that proved popular with the students during the sale.

“It was a good book sale,” Ms. Simpson said. “The kids were excited.”

Scholastic Book Fairs helps generate more than $175 million in fundraising for school projects and classroom materials, according to its website. The fairs have turned into effective fundraisers to supplement student learning.