One of the reasons why we have so many children's books in our house is because I love to frequent yard sales and books sales in the search for a classic book that we don't have in our library yet.
Saturday, the girls and I ventured out to our local library book sale. I let Miss M. venture around the sea of books, while I went on my treasure hunt with Miss J in the baby Bjorn. There were rows and rows of boxes full of old books just waiting for a new place to call home.
By the numbers:
We picked 10 books total.
-9 hardcover books
A few highlights of the finds include:
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden (Author), and Garth Williams (Illustrator). The edition we found was printed in 1960 in the USA and is in pretty great condition. Think I might keep this one on my bookshelf until we are ready to read it.
The Wild Baby Gets a Puppy- by Barbro Lindgren (Author), Jack Prelutsky (Author, Translator), and Eva Eriksson (Illustrator). Oh, if only this book was new. It is selling for $200 on Amazon for new copies! We read this last night. Baby Ben is disappointed he receives a stuffed dog for his birthday instead of a real one. That night he goes on a magical adventure, and his dog comes to life. The little miss likes anything with a dog in it. So this was a win.
Petey's Bedtime Story by Beverly Cleary. Well, we have been reading tons of Ramona books, but I never realized Beverly Cleary has picture books. We didn't get to this one today, but hoping to read through it soon.
A Pizza the Size of the Sun poem by Jack Prelutsky and drawings by James Stevenson. About a week ago Miss M found the book New Kid on the Block, and sat in the kitchen reading the poems aloud as I made dinner, which made finding this book so great.
Where do you like to find books for your library?