Book Fair 2020

Join us for our first ever virtual Book Fair sponsored by a Palo Alto favorite LOCAL book store, Books Inc!  A portion of sales will be donated to El Carmelo Elmentary to purchase books for our library and classrooms, teacher grants, school supplies, and more!. Three Easy steps:

  1. Log on to Books Inc.  
  2. Choose your books (view this catalog for ideas)
  3. When checking out, enter coupon code: ELCARMELO2020

Thank you!! You just purchased books and supported El Carmelo! Please note that in store purchases will not count towards our book fair sales. All purchases will need to be made online, however, you can choose “pick up at the store” shipping option to avoid shipping costs.  

TEACHER WISH LISTS Looking for a way to say thank you to our fabulous teachers? Many of our El Carmelo teachers have put together wish lists for their classrooms. Search for “El Carmelo” on the following link:  to see if your teacher created one! These books need to be purchased separately from personal orders as they will be picked up at Books Inc. from a PTA member (no shipping costs to you) and delivered to the front office for the teachers to pick up. When placing an order for your teacher, you’ll notice that you will not be asked for shipping information. That means you have done it correctly!  


Monday 9/21 – Book Fair “Opens” 

Tuesday 9/22 – Books Inc Book Talk 7-7:30PMJoin Books Inc bookseller, Heidi, who will be reviewing some of the newest titles that may interest your kids. Parent geared Zoom meeting, but kids are welcome to join! Zoom link in your email or Konstella.

Thursday 9/24 – My Favorite Book El Carmelo Family Night! 7-8PMEl Carmelo parent and our favorite book reviewer, Hikari Loftus, will host an evening for your kids to share their favorite books!  Have your kids get in their PJ’s,  bring their favorite book(s) to share and some dessert to enjoy if they choose! Zoom link in your email or Konstella.

Tuesday 9/29 – Author visitAuthor T. L. McBeth will be visiting El Carmelo students (virtually!) during the school day. He will be sharing  Randy, the Badly Drawn Horse, the hilarious picture book tale of a child’s illustrated creation who (never having seen himself) thinks he’s extraordinarily beautiful. Purchase a copy here (sales will count towards our book fair even if purchased prior to 9/21) 

Wednesday 9/30 – Book Fair “Ends” This is the last day to purchase books to count toward our book fair totals. THANK YOU for supporting Books Inc. and El Carmelo!