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Throwback Thursday: Scholastic Book Order Forms
Thursday April 12, 2012 at 12:00 am |


Scholastic Book Order Forms!



If you were a book nerd like me, then you lived for the day when your teachers would pass out the Scholastic Book Order Form.  I don’t even remember how often this was done, but I know when I got it I was GUARANTEED to get something.  Luckily I was blessed with parents who had no problems feeding my frenzy for books, books, and more books.

I had a voracious appetite for reading and could not get enough.  The only thing better was when the actual books arrived.  I remember poring over these forms for hours.  Checking and rechecking.  Reading all the descriptions before I made my decisions.  When I was younger I did this with my mom, but quickly learned to navigate my way through them.  I have no idea, but I hope that they still do this for kids today.

Did you all get these order forms from your schools?  I wonder why they didn’t continue with them for older kids.  Does anyone know if they still use these and are they prevalent in the school systems still?  Anyone with kids that bring these home?

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19 Responses to “Throwback Thursday: Scholastic Book Order Forms”

  1. I used to live for these as a kid and to answer your question yes they still have them my kids bring them home like every other month. And I love that they have the same excitement that I did for it when I was little.

  2. Leah says:

    I loved those order forms. I loved reading them over and over again just looking at the books. I loved to read and this fueled my appetite even more. I remember one time after I was out of school my sister had an order form. Reading over it was like going back to my childhood. I even ordered a book!

    If I do have children I can’t wait for them to get order forms–Arrow for younger kids, Troll for older kids. Do they still do it that way?

  3. LOL!

    Yes! I loved for darn order forms! Life was so good back then. 🙂

  4. I did and I loved bringing them home to my parents! I can’t wait to have kids, because I want them to bring them home to me. I’m so scared that I will have kids who will have no interest in books…

  5. I remember these ! I always read them very carefully and my parents usually let me get 2 books ! I wonder if they still do this, my mom is a teacher I’ll have to ask her.

    This post brings back so many memories.

  6. OMG I use to love those days! WOW!

  7. Kat C says:

    OMG, this takes me back ! Those were the days ! I used to eagerly hand mine to the teachers.

    Remember the book fairs ? Jess was at one in 5th grade and the lady showed the kids this book about a boy that was really popular. She hesitantly picked it up and bought it even though she didn’t like books with male protagonist . . . anyway, it was Harry Potter and I’m really glad she bought that book home !

  8. LOL!!!!!!!!!

    Oh my gosh, I remember Scholastic book orders — I used to LOVE those things!! x) Almost every single time we brought one home, I’d beg my mom to buy me something. Sometimes it was a cool-sounding book and sometimes it was a ridiculous toy that I’d probably never play with again. My mom usually said yes back then because she loved that I was getting into reading… unlike now, when she says that I buy waaaaaay too many books LOL! 😉

    I miss book orders! They had such great book deals and were so colourful — I wish they’d continue them for older kids too! Thanks so much for sending me down memory lane, Jade! <3

  9. I didn’t but I wonder if they still have them. It seems like such a cool thing to do with a kid.

    My parents didn’t buy me books unless it was Christmas. I really only used my library as a kid.

  10. aw man, talk about blast from the past. I loved buying books even then. 🙂