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Library Book Sales are a Must

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I love books. In fact, in my dream house I envision an amazing library just like the one from Beauty and the Beast, that would be a dream come true. For now I do the next best thing, which is stock the shelves in my house full of quality books. 

You’re probably wondering how I can afford to purchase so many great books at one time. The library, that’s right, the library can be one of the best places for homechoolers. Not only can you check out books, Cd’s, DVD’s, and games. You can also take classes, have story time, see reptile shows, and so much more. Best of all most library’s hold huge book sales (some annually, and some quarterly). This is a great time to stock up on wonderful books for you and your little one’s.    

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This morning I decided it would be fun to spread out all the books onto the school room floor, so when the kids woke up, it would be one of the first things they noticed. They loved it, so today instead of our regular schooling, I let them take their time and explore the books.

Just so you can see how great a deal this really was I’m going to list the books I purchased.
A Child’s Book of Play in Art (DK)
The Birder’s Handbook
Song and Garden Birds of North America
Garden Bird Facts
An Instant Guide to Seabirds
Fishing (Golden Books)
Read and Color Book of Whales
Explore America
The New America’s Wonderlands Our National Parks
Natural Wonders of North America
America’s Rain Forest
Alaska’a Wildlife Treasures (National Geographic Society)
The Best of James Herriot (complete edition) Signed
A Child’s Garden of Verses 1
A Child’s Garden of Verses 2
When We Were Very Young (A.A. Milne)
Living with Horses in America- Just Horses
Thomas Kinkade Beyond the Garden Gate
Salisbury Cathedral
Brett Hull Hockey Star
Before Green Gables
Centerburg Tales (Robert McCloskey)
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (Beverly Cleary)
Ralph S. Mouse(Beverly Cleary)
Ribsy(Beverly Cleary)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Little House in the Big Woods
Magic School Bus Expedition Down Under
The Boxcar Children #1 and #27
Magic Tree house Earthquake in the Early Morning
Magic Tree House Ancient Greece
The Littles and their Amazing New Friend
Junie B. Jones and the Sneaky Peeky Spying
Terrier in the Tinsel
Aquamarine
Bunny Cakes
3 Babybug books
Ollie the Stomper
Little Kippers Rocket
My first Pirate Book and Treasure Chest (ALEX)
George and Martha One Fine Day
Goodnight Moon
Squishy Fishie (Lamaze)
5 American Girl Doll Books
That’s a total of 50 GREAT books with an estimated value of approximately $300, I PAID $35. WOOHOO!!
Just so everyone know’s how big this sale is, I skipped over the 50 (that’s right, 50 tables of Fiction, Non Fiction, and cookbooks) to focus on spending my money on books for the children.
Now, I just have to figure out where to put them. (wink)
Time to go check out my Pinterest Board for ideas on setting up another Reading Nook

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