How to get free books for your child’s school

I urge all book loving parents to check out the  Scholastic Book club (which features the best children’s books around from over 70 publishers.) They sell books at up to 75% off RRP. Not only that, for each and every order over £10 they then donate 20% back in books and resources to a school of the customer’s choosing.

So basically when you buy books they then give books to your school/nursery.

free books

You can do this repeatedly too because a new selection of books is added 6 times a year (to coincide with the school terms).

Book Clubs are usually run by schools and nurseries (who are keen to earn the 20% commission) but parents don’t have to be part of a School organised Book Club to buy from Scholastic.  If you don’t receive their catalogue from a school or nursery taking part, you can just buy online from their shop and nominate the school or nursery to receive the 20% back (they’ll contact them to let them know the money is waiting to be spent).

Isn’t that a truly fabulous way to get some great value books and support your child’s school at the same time!


book clubs

Have a look at the two age ranged home pages so you can see the books they sell, I think you will agree they have a great selection  :

Younger readers

Older readers

How it works

Here’s an example of how it works; if you bought the new book Rent a Bridesmaid  (£8.99 instead of £12) your child’s school would get £1.80 to spend on books. I love that, it’s a great deal for everyone!

rent a bridesmaid, free books


We have just received a lovely pack of books from Scholastic called My Story which is a selection of fictional historical diaries from a huge range of important historical times for 9-12 year olds.

my story pack

My kids are just LOVING these books (and I am loving seeing women in history for a change!) and they are learning a lot in the process. The set cost £22.99 from Scholastic instead of the RRP of £67.88 and your school gets £4.60 to spend on books too.

Such a brilliant book club. Do have a look.


1 Comment

  1. May 10, 2016 / 15:22

    Love this idea, and that set of books would be right up our street!

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