I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve done a book haul post, but over the last two weeks or so a bunch of local libraries have been having their fall book sales. While I didn’t get a lot of stuff for myself (except The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook for $2.00, what what), Bear made out like a bandit. I adore library book sales; books are wonderful, but so damn expensive, and while I adore going to the library, I wish it was more affordable to curate a home library. At $1 for hardcovers and $.50 for paperbacks, scouting out library sales is something I highly, highly recommend to anyone, but especially if you have young kids (some of Bear’s hardcover books are lovely, but they have like, 400 words, and cost $14.50. It’s not that I don’t support children’s authors, I just literally can’t afford to buy more than a couple of books at that price.)
It’s going to take a while to work through all the books we got, but I’ll probably drop a note in our regular book hauls about how we’re faring with the book sale books, and which ones have most caught Bear’s fancy (just like we do with the weekly haul posts).
What I thought was the coolest was that there were a few things I found that I remembered fondly from my own childhood, and it’s weird how powerfully nostalgic I felt when I found them, even though I honest to God hadn’t even remembered they’d existed before I saw them on the library table.
Anyway, our haul:
Arthur’s Chicken Pox, by Marc Brown
Arthur’s Valentine, by Marc Brown
Arthur’s Pet Business, by Marc Brown
Arthur’s Teacher Moves In, by Marc Brown
The Goodnight Gecko, by Gil McBarnet
Rainbow Rhino, by Peter Sis
When I’m as Big as Freddie, by Jocelyn Stevenson
Spring Cleaning, by Pat Tornborg
What Do You Do?, by Kingsley Emily
If I Lived Alone, by Michaela Muntean
Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower, by Peggy Parish
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping, by Peggy Parrish
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, by Dr. Seuss
Curious George Visits the Zoo, by Margaret Rey
Curious George and the Pizza, by Margaret Rey
Curious George Rides a Bike, by H.A. Rey
Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
Sunny Bunny Comes Home, by… Lynx Books? (It was part of the Raggedy Ann Grow-and-Learn Library; maybe it was a collaborative effort?)
Sunny Bunny was the one books I remembered by name having owned – and read, and re-read – as a kid, though several of the Sesame Street ones looked super familiar as well. And, I just need to note, I’m astounded by how well-kept these books are. The publication date for the editions of the Sesame Street books we bought was 1980. I mean. Those books are older than I am, and in far, far better shape quite frankly.
Anyway, as usual, please let me know if there are any books you’d recommend Bear check out, and I’ll let you know how he enjoyed the haul!