Gift Certificates & Student Accounts

Each Redwood Day student visits the Book Fair early in the week with their class so they can find books of interest to them and add them to their personal wish list (you might see one come home in your child’s backpack). They can also visit before school and during recess to shop later in the week, or with you after school.

The easiest way for kids to purchase books is by using a pre-paid student account you have created for them. Alternatively, they can bring in cash or you can come and shop with (or without) your child.

You can set up an account online HERE and put money in for your child(ren) to use. The idea is that they can have a budget to spend at the Book Fair so they don't need to bring cash to school. Any remainders from student accounts at the end of the week are donated to the library, although we do our best to make sure that students use as much of their account money as possible.

Please be aware that student accounts must be set up by November 22.
If you wish to purchase a gift certificate for a Redwood Day faculty and/or staff member or student who is not your child, fill out THIS online form and pay by credit card.

Gift certificates must be purchased prior to November 22nd. All gift certificates must be redeemed at the Book Fair. Any money remaining on the gift certificate at the end of the Book Fair will be donated to the Redwood Day Library.

See links in the sidebar to purchase a student account or gift certificate (both forms have the option to make a BookShare donation, which is used to purchase books for Oakland public elementary schools).

FAQ

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What kind of books will I find at the Book Fair?

    Books of all kinds! We are proud to offer an amazing selection, including a huge assortment of great children’s books for young readers but also cookbooks, adult fiction and non-fiction, graphic novels, and young adult books, as well as books from amazing authors who are part of our own community. The Book Fair is a great time for gift shopping.
  • Q: Who is invited to the Book Fair?

    Anyone, and the more the merrier. So invite your friends, neighbors, family members, and others from your community. They can all enjoy shopping while supporting Redwood Day. We have books for readers of all ages and interests. Consider it a pop-up bookstore for our entire community.
  • Q: How can my child buy books at the Book Fair?

    Each Redwood Day student visits the Book Fair early in the week with their class so they can find books of interest to them and add them to their personal wish list (you might see one come home in your child’s backpack). They can also visit before school and during recess to shop later in the week, or with you after school.

    The easiest way for kids to purchase books is by using a pre-paid student account you have created for them. Alternatively, they can bring in cash or you can come and shop with (or without) your child.

    You can set up an account online HERE and put money in for your child(ren) to use. The idea is that they can have a budget to spend at the Book Fair so they don't need to bring cash to school. Any remainders from student accounts at the end of the week are donated to the library, although we do our best to make sure that students use as much of their account money as possible.

    Please be aware that student accounts must be set up by November 22.
  • Q: How much should I give my child for books?

    This is obviously a personal decision to make for your own family. However, this guide to typical children’s book prices might be helpful to consider when setting up your child’s student account:
    • Picture books - $20 to $22 including tax
    • Hardbound books - $12 to $20 including tax
    • Paperbound books - start at $5.50 but average $9 to $14.20 including tax
    • Graphic novels - $12 to $14.20 including tax
  • Q: May I buy a gift certificate for a Redwood Day faculty and/or staff member or a student who is not my child?

    Of course! A gift certificate is an excellent way to show your appreciation for a member of the Redwood Day community. Click HERE to purchase a gift certificate!
  • Q: What is a Classroom or Library Wish List?

    Redwood Day teachers and staff are encouraged to make Wish Lists to guide families who want to donate books for specific school classrooms, or to the teachers personally. These books will be displayed on the endcaps in the library and arranged by classroom--no need to search yourself.

    Similarly, if you would like to purchase books for the Redwood Day Library collection, look for suggestions on the table display near the cash registers.
  • Q: What is the virtual Book Fair coupon code?

    For the first time this year we are pleased to offer the opportunity for online shopping at Books Inc. Sales using our special coupon code will support Redwood Day just like buying on location during the Book Fair does. You can use the code REDWOODDAY19 during our special sale period of November 25 to December 9 when you purchase books from the Books Inc. online store at www.booksinc.net. Please feel free to share the code with other members of your family, especially if they don’t have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair on campus!
  • Q: What is BookShare?

    Redwood Day partners with Temple Sinai's People of the Book Literacy Project to provide books for Oakland's school children. We will be collecting both money and gently used books during the week. You can make a donation to BookShare when you set up a student account or purchase a gift certificate.
  • Q: What is Book Beat?

    Book Beat is a special event for the Middle School students and their families. It includes pizza, a bake sale, speakers, and performances by the student rock bands. This fun Middle School event takes place on Wednesday, December 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Gym. On that evening, the Book Fair will remain open until 8 p.m., so even if you don’t have a middle schooler, you might find Wednesday night is a good opportunity for some leisurely evening shopping.

Book Fair Hours

11/22 Final day to create student accounts/buy gift certificates
11/25 Virtual Book Fair code is live
12/2 Redwood Day Book Fair opens at 3 p.m.
12/4 Book Beat/extended shopping hours until 8 p.m.
12/6 Redwood Day Book Fair closes at noon
12/2 Final day to use virtual Book Fair code