Friday, February 12, 2010
Your School Needs this Book!
Pictured here is Kathleen Skotcher, owner of Studium Educational Resources and my favorite book vendor. She and her husband Paul faithfully lug educational books to conferences all around North Carolina trying to meet the needs of many different teachers.
This week Kathleen sold Teaching the Story, along with other titles from Maupin House at the NCAGT conference where I presented. When I visited her home the evening before the conference, she told me about the pallets of books stored in her garage. A NC school district wanted 2300 copies of My Fun Picture Dictionary to give to every Kindergarten student. The schools gave the books to their parents and show them how to encourage their student to read. Eager to support this effort, Kathleen approached the publisher, Macmillan, who informed her that the book was out of print and that she would have to order the books from a printer of China. When she contacted the printer she was told the minimum order was 4,000.
Thus the reason for the boxes and boxes of books in the Skotcher garage.
To help her decrease her inventory and regain their garage, I told her that I'd blog about her dilemma. The book normally sells for $14.95 but Kathleen will give your school a 15% discount (bringing the price to $12.70) for an order of 1-19 books. If you order more than 20, she will discount the book 30% bringing the price to $10.50 per book. Contact Kathleen with your order at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 1-866-399-0066. Make sure you tell her you saw this offer on my blog.
In addition, if you want to win a FREE copy of this beautiful book, leave a comment on my blog with your name, email address, and school's name and address. (Parents--you can leave your child's school information.) Include in your post why your school needs this book. On February 19 Kathleen will pull the names from a hat and I'll send you a copy of the book.
Have fun and....order this book!
helping kindergarteners read, My Fun Picture Dictionary, Studium Educational Resources