Elstree School Book Fair

Elstree School Book Fair

 The annual Elstree Book Fair was held in the Ward Library from Monday 14th June to Friday 18th June.  A wide selection of fabulous books, both fiction and information, were supplied from The Travelling Book Company.  All week the library was full of excited children choosing and recommending books to each other. 

Favourites titles 

The runaway favourite this year was a biography of Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance. Other popular titles were Killer Creatures (Sharks etc), Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls and The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson .  This popular event is also planned to encourage our pupils to make a great start to their summer holiday reading.

 A total of 550 books were bought, and many of the children took advantage of the excellent 3 for the price of 2 offer. Book sales in Elstree Prep totalled a magnificent £2,127 which will enable the Elstree library to buy many copies of exciting new or favourite titles for the library with the commission.

What did the pupils think of the Book Fair?

William, Year 7 said, ” There were a large variety of books to accommodate everybody’s tastes. It was great.”

Kitty, Year 5 added, “Everyone was so excited they didn’t want to sit down! I loved looking around and seeing new and different books that I hadn’t seen before.”  

Ferdy, Year 3 said ” It was great fun looking at the books and choosing which to buy. I bought Dogman and a book about Sharks. 

What did the staff think of the Book Fair?

School Librarian Mrs Ruth Walker said, ‘We love the Book Fair at Elstree. It is a perfect way to get our pupils even more excited about books and reading. Children ask me every term when the next one will be!’

A wonderful Book Fair from Travelling Books was also organised for Elstree Pre-Prep  at the same time.  Head of Elstree School Nursery and Pre-Prep, Alice Holifield said, ‘It was lovely to see the joy on the children’s faces as they flicked through various books with their parents. Encouraging a love of reading and literature is so important to us so it was wonderful to be able to facilitate the Book Fair.’  The Pre-Prep children spent an astounding £767 on their choices.