It’s a Fact: Your Students Can Succeed With These Books and Supplies; Win a Book!

“Fact One: We are Smart.
Fact Two: We can get it!
Fact Three: We belong!
So Four: Don’t forget it!”

This is the lesson shared with the star of the best-selling picture book The Pout-Pout Fish in a new adventure as the little fish heads to school. Can you think of some preschoolers or kindergartners who are nervous about going to school and could benefit from this message? Submit a comment to the blog by 11:59 pm EDT Sunday, August 31, 2014, to tell me which of the items below are your favorites. One lucky teacher will win my copy of The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School. (Update: Congratulations to Tammy, who is the winner of the book!)


Still looking for just the right school supplies? Independent Stationers has over 22,000 supplies from more than 350 trusted manufacturers at one website. The supplies are for grades K–6 and include teaching aids, classroom decorations, arts-and-crafts materials, and more! It’s easy to find, order, and receive your supplies when you need them. Click here to check it out!


Do you teach grades 3–7 students who like to laugh or enjoy a scary twist! Then share these books with them. Guinea Dog 3 is the newest book in the series about guinea pigs that act like other pets; My Zombie Hamster is for readers who like their animal stories mixed with chills. Click here to read free chapter excerpts from both books!



The Force will be with you with these workbooks, and you can enter to win a classroom set of 12! They’re jam-packed with hundreds of curriculum-based activities, exercises, and games designed to illustrate key concepts, such as phonics, spelling, vocabulary, and basic math. The workbooks help make learning enjoyable, interactive, and concrete. Click here to learn more and to enter!


Watch out for this fantasy adventure trilogy for ages 8–12! In the first book, The Luck Uglies, Rye turns to an exiled secret society to save her village from supposedly extinct Bog Noblins. The secret society is so notorious that its name can’t even be mentioned. What is it’s name? You guessed it—the Luck Uglies! Click here to read some sample pages!


Submit a comment now for your chance to win The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School!


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23 thoughts on “It’s a Fact: Your Students Can Succeed With These Books and Supplies; Win a Book!

  1. My Prek kiddos would love this book. I certainly will be looking at the independent stationers for classroom decor.

  2. The Pout Fish sounds like something that would help encourage any youngster. Would love to share it with the students I work with!

  3. Pout Pout Fish would be great. My favorite of the 3 items would be the Star Wars workbooks. Anything that keeps their interest is great!

  4. While Pout-Pout Fish is cute, I have children who love Star Wars and would love to have the star Wars Workbooks.

  5. Tough call. Pout Pout Fish is a time-tested favorite with students and teachers alike, but Lego is a big name right now with everyone!!

  6. I ave some Kindergarteners would could benefit from the message in the Pout-Pout Fish. This story sounds adorable and matches our first theme. School!

  7. The Star Wars workbooks would be helpful for my classroom since we have no budget and aren’t getting any workbooks or copy provided to us by the school. :/

  8. I love the Pout pout fish. A good lesson book for my preschoolers and kindergartners getting on the bus. Both could use this positive lesson.

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