Saturday, March 21, 2009

Booty? Bounty? Beauty? Books!

This post is for the homeschoolers, the children's book lovers, and any of you who appreciate a bargain.

Dale and I got up early this morning and joined my mom and dad on a Garage-Sale expedition.

I was looking for three things, in particular (along with anything else that might catch my fancy for a bargain): Bunk beds, a Bicycle, and Books.

The bunk beds and bike were a no-go, but boy oh boy did we find the books!

I bought over 30 books today, most of them for 25 cents (and a few for 50 cents).  

And now...

I present..... Our Books!

These are all hard-back, and each in excellent condition.  The only one more than 25 cents was the Dick and Jane collection... it was a wallet-breaker at a whole 50 cents.

These are all paper-back, with several Caldecott and Caldecott honor books in the mix.  From left to right:
Stellaluna; Inch by Inch; Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type; Caps for Sale; If You Take a Mouse to School; Life in the Pond; The Talking Eggs; Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

And finally, all the rest.  Not all of these were significant titles... a few of them are, and a few of them are books that are cool or appealing to us for one reason or another.  They include 3 Beatrix Potter pop-ups, a Magic Tree House book for school this fall (ancient Egypt), several insect books, an awesome see-through reptile book, and a few new board books for Alan, among other things.

What fun we had today!  We have already been reading several of our new books - some of them favorites we've had from the library many times, some of them new-to-my-boys that I'm sure will be favorites soon!

Do you recognize any of your favorite titles here?


Kristin said...

I LOVE books!!! (Especially children's books!)

Linda Jacobs said...

Wow, Lucky You! And, smart, too! Yard sales should be starting up, again, in our area, so I'm going to be checking them out, for sure!

And, when your boys get older and you're done with them, you can give them to your mom and she can alter them! LOL

Karen said...

Great finds! I'm hoping garage sales start up here soon - I need to satisfy my book craving! ;)

Mommy said...

Great Score!!
We have several of those books. Goodnight Moon, ABC book, Dick and Jane, etc.

I LOVE books too! ♥

Jennifer said...

What a successful hunt....great books (some of my favorites from the days of reading with my little ones!)

Natalie said...

I LOVE garage sells. I mostly look for play clothes and books. Since I taught school in my previous life I am familer with all those titles and approve. Good job Mom! Looks like you got read aloud covered for quite awile!

Cindy said...

"Caps for Sale" is considered to be a near perfect childrens book among those that gauge them. An interesting piece of information regarding the artisitc style of illustrator/writer of that book, Esphyr Slobodkina is that she used paper dolls to create her art and cutting out collages to build the picture around them. She was kind of a vanguard altered book artist!

Michelle said...

Click Clack Moo is my favorite children's book of all time! Lauren loves the Don't let the Pigeon Drive the bus, and Rachel is reading every Magic Tree House she can get her hands on! You totally scored!