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Home Base Virtual Book Fest is an online celebration where authors and kids can engage with each other in exciting new ways!

From themed costume contests to online Q&As to trivia events, kids around the world can enjoy interacting with their favorite authors in real-time.


How To Join

In order to participate in the Book Fest and interact with your favorite authors, you must have a registered Scholastic Kids account. You will be able to use this account to log into Home Base on the web or on a mobile device.

To create an account, follow the steps below:


1. Open the Menu at the top of the web page

2. Click on "Register"

3. Follow the steps to select a username

4. Enter in an email address, and set up a password

5. Click "Register!" and you're all set!

You can now go to the Home Base game page by either clicking the "Play Now!" button at the top of this page, or go to scholastic.com/homebase


1. Download the Home Base app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

2. Open the Home Base app when it's finished downloading

3. Tap on "Play" in the main menu

4. Tap on "Register"

5. Pick your username

6. Enter in an email address, and set up a password

7. Tap "Register User" and you're all set!

June 4th

2:00pm EST: Debbi Michiko Florence

Story Jam

Join Keep it Together, Keiko Carter author Debbi Michiko Florence for a story jam! Debbi will start off a story with a sentence that the community will be challenged to complete. She’ll choose which direction the story goes from all the options and gives a second sentence. Together she and the Home Base community will write a story in the chat!

2:30pm EST: Keith Calabrese


What do you know about chaos theory? Are you interested in writing a story where tiny events throughout are all connected? Ask all your questions during this Q&A with Connect the Dots author Keith Calabrese!