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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!

If you’re playing on a laptop or desktop, visit www.scholastic.com/homebase. If you’re playing on a mobile device, search for “Home Base” in the App Store or Google Play Store. Once you’ve created an account or loaded into an existing account, press the “Play” button. You’ll be loaded into The Hub where the book fest will take place. In the bottom left corner, you’ll see a chatbox - this is where special guest authors will speak and interact with players. Make sure to keep an eye on it!

If the game doesn’t load, try clearing your cache or using a different browser (Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome). If you’re still unable to load, try downloading the Home Base app on the App Store or Google Play Store.

August 13th

2:00pm EST

Guess that Shark! Hungry Shark activity with Admin Becky

Join the admins for a Hungry Shark guessing game. Do you know you your types of sharks?

2:30pm EST

Shark Facts and Trivia with Mike Lowery

Join Mike Lowery, author and illustrator of Everything Awesome About Sharks and Other Underwater Creatures, for SHARK FACTS! Do you know everything awesome about sharks (and other underwater creatures)? Show off your knowledge and learn from Mike and your Home Base community!

3:00pm EST

I Survived: Shark Attack Story Jam with Admin

Join ___ for a fantastic adventure in the chat! Admin will give you a sentence with a blank and everyone in the chat can write what they think would be the most awesome way to fill it in. Can you survive the shark attack?