American company Scholastic have been involved in the production and provision of books and educational resources for children, parents and institutions since 1920. There are various branches, including in the United Kingdom.
It is possible to buy Scholastic books via the online shop. You can search for books for children in various categories, including by price, by age and by recommendation. Teaching materials are also available for online purchase. These include for specific subjects, such as English and Maths, and for levels like GCSEs and SATs.
Books ordered online are usually delivered within a week and, if the total of the order exceeds £25, without charge. It is also possible to have your order delivered free of charge to a school book club.
Indeed, the company encourages the creation of Scholastic Book Clubs to help give children easier access to books and benefit from extra reductions. They also support the holding of Scholastic Book Fairs - events where children can browse a large selection of books. Fairs can be booked by calling the company. They will even provide vouchers to offer as prizes at your fair.
An interesting feature of the Scholastic business is its charitable outlook. If you buy books with Scholastic, either via their online shop, or at book fairs and clubs and your order is over £10, the company gives a percentage back to your selected school in the form of free books. There is also a rewards scheme linked to Book Clubs and Fairs.
The Scholastic website is particularly informative and inspiring for young readers. For example, children can get involved and vote for what they deem to be the funniest books for the ‘laugh out loud 2018 book awards’. A resource bank also offers teaching materials.
The company blog is frequently updated and covers a range of interesting topics including book reviews and interviews with authors. There are also topical features such as on the European Day of Languages and Christmas traditions.
If you need assistance, you can call the general customer services team for the United Kingdom branch on weekdays or you can email. Regional contact details are also available.
You can follow the activities of Scholastic on their social media channels, including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. Alternatively, you can receive their latest offers direct to your email inbox.
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