Having a Book Club Organiser at your school really matters. It makes a significant difference to the reading that happens in homes throughout your community. We are passionate and determined to help you connect students with the access, choice and reading practice that Book Club provides.



Book Club FAQs


Running a Book Club

Download a guide to ordering - here

Why run Book Club?

Make reading fun with Book Club!
Did you know that 91% of kids are more likely to finish books that they choose themselves? Book Club catalogues provide quality, age-appropriate selections so children can choose their own books.

You can always trust a Scholastic selection
Chosen by experts, the books cover a wide variety of formats, genres and themes. They include classics, award winners, recently released titles and books related to other popular children's media, such as movies and television shows. Children improve their reading skills BY READING, so providing quality books they will WANT to read is a priority.

Who can run Scholastic Book Club?

Scholastic Book Club are exclusively school-based and offer teachers and parents an easy way to purchase the best children's books at low prices. They are only available through classroom, day-care and home-school teachers.

How do I become a Scholastic Book Club customer?

Teachers, please call our Customer Contact team toll-free on 0800 266 525 or go to https://bookclub.scholastic.co.nz/

What other professional resources can I access through Book Club?

Each Issue, you will receive a copy of TE (Teacher's Essentials), giving you practical, up-to-date classroom resources at discount prices. Materials are often grouped under special or seasonal themes to assist your planning of particular topics.

You can also earn and spend Scholastic Rewards with every purchase from the School Essentials catalogue/online store, a one-stop shop featuring thousands of exciting products to cover all your classroom needs, including literacy resources, teacher reference, classroom electronics, playground equipment and much more.

How do I run a Book Club?

It's easy! Eight times a year you'll receive your Book Club ordering materials. If not, call 0800 266 525 to request catalogues for your class.

1. Distribute Club catalogues to your students
Hint: Nothing boosts reading excitement like another reader’s enthusiasm! Go over the student catalogues with your students, highlighting your favourite choices. Ask students which books they have read, which books they would like to read and which books they would recommend to others.

Don’t forget to set a date for collecting orders (most teachers allow a week)
Hint: Ask students to write their name and the due date on the order form right away. This will help them keep track of it and ensure that their name isn't missing when the order is handed to you. Keep the date on the board or classroom calendar and remind students when Book Club orders are due.


2. Place your order online at bookclub.scholastic.co.nz or by phone by calling 0800 266 525.
Hint: Don’t forget to keep the student slips. Then, when your order arrives, match books to student orders and distribute.


How can I increase classroom participation?

Here are some ways other teachers have increased classroom participation in Book Club:

• Kids love looking at the catalogues when they arrive. Have them point out books that especially interest them.
• Allow students who are familiar with a particular book or author to share their enthusiasm.
• Point out one or two books to each student that you know they would love to read.
• Remind students to bring in their order forms!


How do I get parents involved?

Parent involvement is key to the success of your Book Club. You may want to send a letter home with the first Book Club catalogue encouraging them to participate. Let parents know how important a home filled with books is for creating a lifelong reader. Be clear about how ordering from Book Club benefits their children (great books at low prices) and the school (free resources through Scholastic Rewards).

Send Home an introductory letter explaining the Club
Click here for a reproducible introductory letter to send home at the beginning of the year.

Attach a letter to the Book Club Catalogue
Send a letter home with each new offer reminding parents of the due date, payment options, special things to look for on the offer and your recommendations.

Encourage parents to start a reading club with other families based on Book Club selections.


Placing Book Club Orders

How do I place a Book Club order?

You can place a Book Club order online, mail or phone! Many teachers hand out the next Book Club catalogues as soon as the book shipment arrives—when interest in reading is at its peak.

Place your order online by going to bookclub.scholastic.co.nz
Click here
to download an overview guide on how to order on the Book Club platform.

Get a step by step guide here


By Phone
Call toll-free on 0800 BOOK CLUB / 0800 266 525
Hours are:
Monday to Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm

By Mail
To place an order by mail, send your order:
Book Club
Scholastic New Zealand
Private Bag 94407
Botany, Auckland 2163


Can I place a second order, or an order after the return-by date?

Additional orders for the current and previous issue of Book Club can be placed after your first order has been sent to Scholastic (this is only if the Book Club offers are still open). Follow the same ordering procedure as for a normal order.


Do you charge shipping and handling fees?

We do not charge shipping and handling fees on Book Club orders delivered to the school. If a parent orders after the school has closed their ordering, the parent will be charged $7.50 to deliver to their home address.

What if a parcel is missing from my delivery?

Occasionally, not all cartons are delivered at the same time. If you are short, one or more cartons please wait one business day (as couriers can sometimes split the delivery) then contact our Customer Contact team on 0800 266 525.

What if an ordered book becomes unavailable?

If replenishment stock is scheduled to reach Scholastic, the item will be placed on back order. You will be informed of such a situation on the Packing Slip. If we are unable to supply a title, a Credit Voucher is sent in lieu of the product PLUS a specially selected FREE consolation book.


Scholastic Rewards

What are Scholastic Rewards and how can I earn them?

Scholastic Rewards make it easy for you to earn FREE books and educational items for your classroom.

Book Club orders earn a flat 15% in Scholastic Rewards. The Scholastic Rewards you earn with each order are automatically added to your account. You can check your reward balance online at bookclub.scholastic.co.nz , or by calling Customer Contact on 0800 266 525.

How do I spend my Scholastic Rewards?

You can use Scholastic Rewards on product from Scholastic Book Club, and the School Essentials catalogue. Use them in the next Book Club offer or save them over the year.

Do Scholastic Rewards expire?

Scholastic Rewards expire 12 months after the date they are issued.

The Scholastic Guarantee

What is the Scholastic 100% Satisfaction Guarantee?

If you or your students are not completely satisfied with any Book Club item, simply return it within 30 days for credit or refund—no questions asked.

What about returns and refunds?

A return or refund might be a solution if:
• A consignment is damaged in transit
• A book is mis-bound or otherwise faulty
• A purchase turns out to be unsuitable
• A student receives the wrong book.

Help us find the source of the error by comparing the student order form with your order form and the Book Club Tax Invoice before you return the item. We will gladly process a refund if required.


Do you accept credit-card payments?

Yes. Teachers (and parents) may pay using MasterCard and Visa. The minimum transaction is $1.00.