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Book Club FAQs


   

Running a Book Club

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Why run Book Club?

Make reading fun with Book Club!
Did you know that 91% of kids are more likely to finish books that they choose themselves? Book Club catalogues provide quality, age-appropriate selections so children can choose their own books.

You can always trust a Scholastic selection
Chosen by experts, the books cover a wide variety of formats, genres and themes. They include classics, award winners, recently released titles and books related to other popular children's media, such as movies and television shows. Children improve their reading skills BY READING, so providing quality books they will WANT to read is a priority.


Who can run Scholastic Book Club?

Scholastic Book Club are exclusively school-based and offer teachers and parents an easy way to purchase the best children's books at low prices. They are only available through classroom, day-care and home-school teachers.


How do I become a Scholastic Book Club customer?

Teachers, please call our Customer Contact team toll-free on 0800 266 525 or go to https://bookclub.scholastic.co.nz/


What other professional resources can I access through Book Club?

Each Issue, you will receive a copy of TBS (Teacher's Bookshelf), giving you practical, up-to-date classroom resources at discount prices. Materials are often grouped under special or seasonal themes to assist your planning of particular topics.

You can also earn and spend Scholastic Rewards with every purchase from the School Essentials catalogue/online store, a one-stop shop featuring thousands of exciting products to cover all your classroom needs, including literacy resources, teacher reference, classroom electronics, playground equipment and much more.


How do I run a Book Club?

It's easy! Eight times a year you'll receive your Book Club ordering materials. If not, call 0800 266 525 to request catalogues for your class.

1. Distribute Club catalogues to your students
Hint: Nothing boosts reading excitement like another reader’s enthusiasm! Go over the student catalogues with your students, highlighting your favourite choices. Ask students which books they have read, which books they would like to read and which books they would recommend to others.
Don’t forget to set a date for collecting orders (most teachers allow a week)
Hint: Ask students to write their name and the due date on the order form right away. This will help them keep track of it and ensure that their name isn't missing when the order is handed in to you. Keep the date on the board or classroom calendar and remind students when Book Club orders are due.

 

2. Place your order online at bookclub.scholastic.co.nz or by phone by calling 0800 266 525.
Hint: Don’t forget to keep the student slips. Then, when your order arrives, match books to student orders and distribute.

 

How can I increase classroom participation?

Here are some ways other teachers have increased classroom participation in Book Club:

• Kids love looking at the catalogues when they arrive. Have them point out books that especially interest them.
• Allow students who are familiar with a particular book or author to share their enthusiasm.
• Point out one or two books to each student that you know they would love to read.
• Remind students to bring in their order forms!

 

How do I get parents involved?

Parent involvement is key to the success of your Book Club. You may want to send a letter home with the first Book Club catalogue encouraging them to participate. Let parents know how important a home filled with books is for creating a lifelong reader. Be clear about how ordering from Book Club benefits their children (great books at low prices) and the school (free resources through Scholastic Rewards).

Send Home an introductory letter explaining the Club
Click here for a reproducible introductory letter to send home at the beginning of the year.

Attach a letter to the Book Club Catalogue
Send a letter home with each new offer reminding parents of the due date, payment options, special things to look for on the offer and your recommendations.


Encourage parents to start a reading club with other families based on Book Club selections.

 

Placing Book Club Orders


How do I place a Book Club order?

You can place a Book Club order online or by mail, fax or phone! Many teachers hand out the next Book Club catalogues as soon as the book shipment arrives—when interest in reading is at its peak.

Online
Place your order online by going to bookclub.scholastic.co.nz
Click here
to download an overview guide on how to order on the Book Club platform.

Get a step by step guide here

 

By Phone
Call toll-free on 0800 BOOK CLUB / 0800 266 525
Hours are:
Monday to Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm

By Mail
To place an order by mail, send your order and cheques payable to:
Book Club
Scholastic New Zealand
Private Bag 94407
Botany Auckland 2163

By Fax
Fax your orders to 09 274 8115


Can I place a second order, or an order after the return-by date?

Additional orders for the current and previous issue of Book Club can be placed after your first order has been sent to Scholastic (this is only if the Book Club offers are still open). Follow the same ordering procedure as for a normal order.

 

Do you charge shipping and handling fees?

We do not charge shipping and handling fees on Book Club orders delivered to the school.
   

What if a parcel is missing from my delivery?

Occasionally, not all cartons are delivered at the same time. If you are short, one or more cartons contact our Customer Contact team on 0800 266 525.
   

What if an ordered book becomes unavailable?

If replenishment stock is scheduled to reach Scholastic, the item will be placed on back order. You will be informed of such a situation on the Tax Invoice. If we are unable to supply a title, a Credit Voucher is sent in lieu of the product PLUS a specially selected FREE consolation book.

   

Scholastic Rewards

What are Scholastic Rewards and how can I earn them?

Scholastic Rewards make it easy for you to earn FREE books and educational items for your classroom.

Book Club orders earn a flat 20% in Scholastic Rewards. The Scholastic Rewards you earn with each order are automatically added to your account. You can check your reward balance online at bookclub.scholastic.co.nz , or by calling Customer Contact on 0800 266 525.

How do I spend my Scholastic Rewards?

You can use Scholastic Rewards on product from Scholastic Book Club, and the School Essentials catalogue. Use them in the next Book Club offer or save them over the year.

Do Scholastic Rewards expire?

Scholastic Rewards expire 12 months after the date they are issued.


The Scholastic Guarantee



What is the Scholastic 100% Satisfaction Guarantee?

If you or your students are not completely satisfied with any Book Club item, simply return it within 30 days for credit or refund—no questions asked.
   

What about returns and refunds?

A return or refund might be a solution if:
• A consignment is damaged in transit
• A book is mis-bound or otherwise faulty
• A purchase turns out to be unsuitable
• A student receives the wrong book.

Help us find the source of the error by comparing the student order form with your order form and the Book Club Tax Invoice before you return the item. We will gladly process either a refund or a replacement, as required.

Simply return the product with a note of explanation to:

Book Club Returns
Scholastic New Zealand
Private Bag 94407
Botany Auckland 2163

Kindly include your name, account number and address, and indicate whether you wish to exchange the item or receive a credit or a refund. Please indicate the name to which the credit/refund is to be issued. A Refund/Replacement form is available for download.
   

What are Credit Vouchers?

Credit Vouchers are coupons given to customers when:
•  An item is out-of-stock, or an item is missing from a package
•  A customer is not satisfied with a product
•  An item is returned for credit and no bank account is supplied.


Do you accept credit-card payments?

Yes. Teachers (and parents) may pay using MasterCard and Visa. The minimum transaction is $1.00.



Parent's Guide to Scholastic Book Club

What is a Scholastic Book Club?

Simply put, a Scholastic Book Club is the easiest, most reliable way to get your child excited about reading! There is a Book Club for every grade, from preschool through to junior high. Each Club is exclusively school-based, and is run by a classroom teacher or volunteer. In each issue in the Scholastic Book Club student catalogue, your child will find a terrific selection of new and noteworthy fiction, classics, award-winning titles, perennial favourites, reference and sports books and more.
Book Club offer a convenient way to purchase the best books at huge discounts. Prices are as low as $2.00. Plus, if you're ever dissatisfied with an item, it may be returned for a full refund, no questions asked
By participating in Scholastic Book Club, your child's teacher can earn FREE teaching materials and resources for their classroom. Every order you or your child places earns bonus coupons, to be used to purchase items for your school.


How Does a Scholastic Book Club Work?

1. Twice each term, teachers distribute the Book Club catalogues to their students.
2. Students take the flyers home to select books, software or other items with their parents.
3. Students return order form and payments to the school. You can make one payment to Scholastic New Zealand Limited.
4. Teachers place the classroom order with Scholastic New Zealand
5. Within three weeks, the box of books arrives in your child's classroom. The day that the books arrive is one of the most exciting for students and teachers!When your child gets to choose their very own books, reading becomes a joy and an adventure. That excitement can carry over into a lifelong love of reading. Also, the earlier students become independent readers, the more likely they are to succeed in school.

How does Scholastic choose which products to offer in the Book Club?

Our team of experts review literally thousands of books published for children every year and selects high-quality, age-appropriate titles for each Book Club.


How can I get involved in Scholastic Book Club?

Scholastic Book Club run exclusively through the school. Many parents get involved by helping their child's teacher run the Book Club each month. Contact your school to find out more!
Scholastic Australia is your partner in helping your child fall in love with books and become a great reader. That's why we're here. Happy Reading!

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