How do I attend?

  • Register for our Book Fair! 

  • Attend all of our community events for FREE! There is no obligation to make a purchase or a donation.

  • Set Up your team on GooseChase! Complete challenges to compete with teams from across the state!

Ways to Support!

  • Explore the Barnes & Noble website for books that interest you! Use Book Fair ID #12606653 when checking out. 

  • You can stop by Barnes & Noble Anchorage (click for directions) & make a purchase too! Just mention that you support the AARC bookfair at check out. Even get a Starbucks treat to support us!

  • Don't need books right now? You can purchase a book from our wish list for the SESA Library! This is a free lending library for all Alaskans! Set the delivery for the B&N Anchorage store & we can pick it up!

How are the funds used?

  • Proceeds from this event go toward purchasing our featured books about autism for Alaskan libraries across the state!

  • View a list of books that have been donated since 2008.

Schedule

Saturday, March 27, 2021

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

At the top of every hour, join us virtually at Barnes & Noble! Some things you might see:

  • ​Find out what is in the FREE activity packet!

  • Guess where Anne is in the B&N store!

  • Read along with Anne! Anne will be reading Apun the Arctic Fox & Autism Isn't a Crime set in Skagway!

  • Listen to a musical performance from Alaskan musicians!

  • Get GooseChase Challenge Codes!

Sunday to Friday at 12:00 pm

  • A new chapter of Autism Isn't a Crime will drop daily on our feed below!

Monday through Thursday​ at 4:00 pm

  • Join one of our guest SESA specialists for a fun family-friendly activity!

 
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NEW THIS YEAR!

Compete in Challenges with

People from Across Alaska!

We are excited this year to bring you something new! Compete with teams from communities across the state by completing fun challenges through GooseChase! New challenges will drop each morning. The winning team will be announced at our World Autism Day Launch on April 2nd! Post the code or picture in each challenge to get points!

How do I compete?

Download GooseChase App

GAME CODE: VJ3M11

Complete each challenge to get points!

The big winners will be announced at our Walk Kick Off on World Autism Day, April 2nd!

 

2021 Featured Books!

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A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching: How to make my thinking more flexible

By: Lauren H. Kerstein, LCSW

"This picture book assists children on the autism spectrum, and any child for that matter, to improve their executive function skills. Specifically, A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching How to Make My Thinking More Flexible guides children to examine their black-and-white thinking in order to start adaptive thinking. Using repeated rhymes and illustrations, the child begins to recognize that the more flexible their thinking, the better they can cope with the challenges that life presents, ultimately leading to fewer meltdowns." - Publisher's Website

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The Little Book of Autism FAQs: How to talk with your child about their diagnosis and other conversations

By: Davida Hartman

Illustrated By: Margaret Anne Suggs

"Exploring a topic that is frequently brought up, this book helps parents to tell their children about their autism diagnosis. It equips parents with a language of positivity and prepares them to support their children's relationships with peers and family members." - Publisher's Website

Our Wish List!

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We offer a FREE lending library to Alaskans at the Special Education Service Agency! You can help us out by purchasing one of these books for our library. Choose store pick up at Barnes & Noble in Anchorage and we will pick up your donation! No shipping required!