Although we didn't get as many "big name" authors as in previous years, I'm happy with what we picked up in a short period of time and for so little cost (see tally).
We spotted a few My Sound Box series books, and the Bibliophile likes the C one we have, so we picked up the U and A versions. (I guess these are out of print?).
I also came across a pile of True Book geography books, and hesitated whether to buy them. This is the series that the librarian recommended to us for our country studies and, while they are too advanced for the Bibliophile, they are the best we have found so far. So, I decided that for 50 cents each, I'd snatch them up. We bought Ireland, Europe, Cuba, India, Puerto Rico, and South America, and also one on Experiments with Weather. I figured this might save me a few library visits this winter when the weather outside is frightful.
The Bibliophile insisted that he wanted this wordless My Story Book, that contains illustrations of popular stories like the Gingerbread Man and Jack and the Beanstalk. I know some of the stories, but I explained that for the others, we'd just have to use the illustrations to tell our own stories. He thought that sounded like a great idea, and I liked the price (25 cents). He also loved the Clifford Early Reader we snagged - The Show and Tell Surprise. And we tossed in a 25 cent Signing Time CD (DVD? time will tell).
Dad requested that he wouldn't mind any Edward Abby books if we found them. I couldn't believe when we spotted the Monkey Wrench Gang for him, since they weren't even in alphabetical order on the shelves!
Likewise serendipitous was my discovery of this hilarious quilting related poem book, misshelved in the children's section. So that was my personal purchase for the day. (Kudos to those of you who manage to shop the adult books with your kids with you. I don't even attempt it).
Excerpt:Grand total spent: $5.25 (now it seems to add up to $6 to me, but maybe the librarians were feeling kind).
"Behind the painted picket gate
There lived a quilter known as Kate.
She had one son, a boy named John;
One daughter, who she doted on.
She had one husband and one house,
One pup, one cat, one little mouse.
And 14,287 pieces of fabric."
Comment! Do you frequent your library's book sales? What are your favorite types of books to buy there?
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