Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Book Sale and other Frugal Finds

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One of the best things about homeschooling is the books.  I love books.  I love buying books.  I particularly love buying children's books.  It's a vicious cycle, I tell ya!

I have even been known to drag my husband and kids to a book sale on vacation, courtesy of Book Sale Finder!

Recently there was a library book sale, and I find these to be one of the cheapest places to buy used books, and it is an easy way to support the community.  Saturday Eleanor and I hit the local library sale to see what we could find.

When I go to book sales, I always look for fun and unique books that I wouldn't find online or are too good to pass up.  Some of my favorite finds?

The Shape of Things by Dayle Ann Dodds  {fun book for my preschooler}
Let's Go Home by Cynthia Rylant
Puzzle Maps U.S.A. {Elliott is interested in U.S. Geography right now!}
On the Banks of Plum Creek {I already snagged several other at a museum book sale}
A Bear Called Paddington and several other Paddington books by Michael Bond!
Poetry for Young People:  Robert Frost
Oxford Book of Poetry for Children

I also found some science experiment books!  Elliott loves anything hands-on, and since he got a microscope that we haven't used much, I figured this might encourage us to get it out.  The one in the middle is called Lucky Science:  Accidental Discoveries, and I thought it looked fun.  Then Astronomy is on our nature study list for this winter, so I grabbed this experiment book, because you know, ya never know!

Afterwards, I decided to go to Goodwill.  Normally I find a few books there, but they are rearranging and most of the books were in totes on the floor--not my browsing style.  However, I found a few a random handicraft items in households and 3 CDs.  I didn't get the Baby Einstein because it's Baby Einstein, but because it was unopened and I just like having different things on hand.  Then Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker will be fun for Christmas.

I also found a couple of board games.  Who doesn't love Sorry!?  Goodnight Moon is more for Emory, and the wooden number matching puzzle is definitely for Emory because he counts everything right now.

A quick trip out and we were able to find books, music, handicrafts goodies and games.  I love adding frugal finds to our homeschool supplies!

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1 comment:

  1. We're reading On the Banks of Plum Creek right now. :) And the Janice VanCleave books are awesome! I love book sales!