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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!

3:00 PM EST

Kelly Yang

Join Kelly Yang, author of the Three Keys graphic novels, for a sequence of story starters you continue to help her build a short story in the chat.

3:30 PM EST

Maria Scrivan

Join Maria Scrivan, author and illustrator of graphic novel Nat Enough, for the most colorful costume party around! Maria will be announcing costume themes from monochrome, to complementary colors, to analogous colors. Learn a little about color theory and have fun with your avatar’s outfits!

4:00 PM EST

Debbie Rigaud

Join Debbie Rigaud, co-author of the Hope series with Alyssa Milano, for a puppy-themed trivia event! In Hope #2: Project Animal Rescue, Hope has to save her local animal shelter from closing down. Show off your animal knowledge and pick up some new fur-tastic facts!

4:30 PM EST

Tui Sutherland

Ask your burning questions to Tui Sutherland, author of the Wings of Fire series! She’ll be answering them in the Home Base chat!

5:00 PM EST

Book Festival Dance Party!

Join all authors for a dance party on the Dance Floor in the Hub. Jam out in your best dance attire and celebrate books!