It's my 5th year as a school librarian, and this fall I planned my 9th book fair at school. I don't know why it took me so long to figure out that putting all the pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, and other "toys" on a display board was the way to go! Doing this accomplished 2 things: it took the focus off the "toys" and put it on the books (score!); and it kept the "toys" out of little hands who couldn't buy them. A great side effect of this was that my blood pressure stayed low because I didn't have to watch this stuff like a hawk as I did in the past.