I have many fond memories of attending Scholastic Book Fairs throughout my childhood! Here are a few highlights:
★ There was once a book fair the day before my birthday. As I was on my way there, I was thinking something along the lines of "wow, things are going really great for me"!
★ In maybe 2nd grade (I think), my parents had given me $10 to spend at the book fair (the smaller one held during the school day), and there was a $10 Pokemon book that I really wanted. However, they made a mistake counting, and I only had $9. The lady running the register, likely confronted with the choice of "pay a dollar out of pocket or watch an 8 year old sob inconsolably", let me buy the book anyway! I was very glad.
★ Sometimes, at the book fairs held after school, you could get your face painted!