Scholastic Morningside Warehouse Hosts Children’s Book Sale

Kids and parents will be treated to two days of massive discounts during Scholastic Australia’s warehouse sale. Children’s books will go for as low as 50 per cent off their original retail price. Customers can fill a box with selected books for only $40. Options range from picture and chapter books, novels and activity items.

The sale will be held from 17th of November, from 7:00 am until 5:00 p.m., until the 18th of November from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Entry to the event is free. The venue is at Unit 2, 350 Lytton Road Morningside.

Importance of Reading With Your Kids

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A 2016 study published in the Australian Journal of Education has found that some children are affected when parents stop reading stories to them. A survey of children aged 8 to 11 years old, in the upper primary school grades of Year 4 and 6 in Australia, found that some kids regretted the lost opportunity of having their parents read a book to them.

Anna has shared that her mother stopped reading to her when she started reading on her own. She said that she regretted losing her alone time with her mum. Another child, Jason, has shared: “They kind of stopped when I knew how to read. I knew how to read, but I just still liked my mum reading it to me (sic)”.

As one of the sadder cases, Hayden had no one to read with. This has resulted in poor pronunciation and comprehension and insecurity issues. Not having anyone has always frustrated him.

“Because some words I can’t understand. I just try to sound them out, but once I sound them out, I can’t get it. But some of the words are so easy that I just read. Read them. But I…when I’ve got a word that’s bad, I just skip it, go back, and once I see the same word, I’ll skip it, and I’ll go back pages. I’ll try to sound it out. Then I’ll go back. Then I might read the whole thing again”.

Some children, on the other hand, say that reading aloud to their parents is relaxing. They also think that reading to them makes their parents happy. Marco said that his mum gets really delighted when he reads to her. Kara, on the other hand, likes reading to her friends and her classmates. She reads a “happy book” to them when they are upset.

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Children who enjoyed books
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The warehouse book sale is an annual activity held by Scholastic Australia to help promote reading and the love of books among children and families.

Scholastic Australia has been in the children’s publishing industry for more than 45 years. It is a part of Scholastic Inc., which publishes and distributes children’s books across the world. It is currently building its name in the new media industry as it starts to produce and license content for films, TV, online platforms, and other related online materials.

To know more about the Scholastic Morningside Warehouse sale, click here.

How to Get a Good Book for Kids at the Scholastic Warehouse Sale in Morningside

The Scholastic Warehouse on the Lytton Road will hold its “Spring into Books Warehouse Sale” three days in a row in mid-September. A large selection of children’s books will be on sale for 50% off. These collections includes picture books, chapter books, novels, activity books, and nonfiction books.

The sale will also feature a “fill-a-box” promo for $40 for a selected range of books. This will be a separate section from the rest of the sale. You can fill the box as much as you would like and get as many boxes as you’d like to purchase. Just remember that these boxes are dedicated for this section. All boxes should be taped closed before going to the sale section.

The warehouse will accept cash, EFTPOS, credit cards, and school accounts.


Sale Dates

Thursday, 14 September 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 15 September 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 16 September 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Reading is an essential tool in learning, especially for the kids. A good book does not have to be a bestseller, hence, a good book is a book that a child enjoys reading. Here are some tips on how to choose a good book for your kids.

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Age Appropriate

You can’t give a toddler a book that has no pictures. The books should fit your kids’ age. Infants and toddlers (0-2 years old) need books that are hardbound and made of cardboard, plastic, washable cloth. You don’t want them to tear the pages of the paperbound books. The books should have big, bright, and colourful pictures, while the stories should be short that use only simple sentences.

For preschoolers, the pictures should also be colourful and interesting. Some good books that are suitable for this age group are the stories about everyday life that encourage children to ask questions and explore. Books should appeal interest to your kids, no matter how old they are.


Good Books are Well Worded

High quality books use rhyme, repetition, and humour. Children’s book have words that seem to flow smoothly. These are the books that your kids must have because it introduce new words in a context that the children can pick up their meaning. Well worded books expand the children’s vocabulary.

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Balanced Text and Illustrations

This will compliment the age appropriate category. Younger children require fewer written words and need illustrations to expound the meaning of the words. This will maintain the interest of the kids to read throughout the story.

Bottomline, the older the child, the longer the texts should be on the book. This will improve their listening skills, comprehension, concentration, and their sentence construction skills.


Engaging and Fun to Read

Don’t judge the book by its cover. The cover may be interesting, but the story itself could be boring. The book should have a “moving story” so that the child will be eager to turn the page to find out what will happen next. Choose a book that captivate their imagination and attention as well.


Great Books Teach

You can learn a lot from books. For children, choose a book that has a high and important moral lesson. Even fiction books have moral lessons that teaches a child to be kind or industrious. Great books reinforce self-esteem concepts that expands the children’s view about the world.

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Great books leave a smile on your face that says that the story was terrific. These can be found at the warehouse sale this weekend. Visit the event page or Scholastic website and Facebook page for more details.