VSB & Schools

Village Square Booksellers and the Schools

School Programming: Authorless Book Events with book-related activities, reading aloud, Literary Nights, Book Fairs. Pat read during the breakfast program at Saxtons River & Central Elementary Schools for several years. During a Literary Night several years ago, Westminster Center School had Pat read Dr Seuss’ Lorax to a cafeteria filled with students and their families.

Winnie the Pooh Appearances (includes Pat Fowler reading in her Winnie the Pooh Costume): Windsor Elementary School has had a Winnie the Pooh Day, with Pat reading Winnie the Pooh stories to K-3 students. Winnie the Pooh has participated in Awards Ceremonies, Reading Challenges & Holiday Programs.

Author events: Village Square Booksellers has arranged for authors to visit local schools, sometimes in conjunction with a Book Fair. Poets Laureates Grace Paley and Marie Harris visited VT & NH schools as part of the Voices of the Connecticut River Project in 2003. The late Maine author Lea Wait visited Bellows Falls Middle School in 2007. Jessie Haas and Michael Daley have visited Bellows Falls Middle School several times. Michael L. Wexler and John William Hulme IV, creators of The Seems series, visited Putney Center School Library and appeared in the Bellows Falls Middle School Auditorium in Fall 2008. eileen Christelow has appeared at Westminster Central School and D.B. johnson was in Putney.


Educator's Discount Program: Teachers and school librarians can save on all professional book purchases, plus increased discounts for bulk purchases of individual titles.  Just let us kow which of your purchases are for your school and we will give them a discount!

Educator's Materials: Village Square Booksellers carries workbooks in language arts and math. We have teacher's guides for many children's books and authorless event kits. Posters are also available for your classroom.

Summer Reading Lists: Please ask at the front counter to see if Village Square Booksellers has a copy of the Summer reading List for your school. (BFUHS, BFMS)

Volunteers: Pat Fowler was a member of the Bellows Falls Union High School - School and Community Relations Committee that met monthly for about 5 years.  She is on the Advisory Board of the Bellows Falls Middle School 21c LEAP Program and thewas a founding volunteer for the Bellows Falls Boys and Girls Club. Alan Fowler has filmed the School Board meetings for FACTV. Alan and Pat volunteered for the Saxtons River Elementary School's Winter Sports Program. So the Fowlers are involved in our schools K-12.

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The Hungry Place Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684377947
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Astra Young Readers - October 13th, 2020

Bramble and Maggie: Snow Day (Candlewick Sparks) Cover Image
By Jessie Haas, Alison Friend (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780763697808
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 17th, 2017

Sugaring Cover Image
By Jessie Haas, Jos. A. Smith (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780688142001
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - October 31st, 1996

Five Little Monkeys Looking for Santa (A Five Little Monkeys Story) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358469858
Availability: Available from our warehouse - 5 to 12 Days
Published: Clarion Books - September 14th, 2021

Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree (A Five Little Monkeys Story) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780395664131
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - March 22nd, 1993

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (A Five Little Monkeys Story) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780395557013
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - March 15th, 1989

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg (A Henry Book) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780618737499
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - October 30th, 2006

Shanghaied to the Moon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399246197
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Putnam Juvenile - March 1st, 2007

Space Station Rat Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9780823421510
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Holiday House - October 10th, 2007