Okay, if you’re like me you need more books like you need more dust in your house, but I couldn’t resist passing this on. Who doesn’t love cheap books? 🙂
BookCloseouts.com is having a promotion right now where for every dollar you spend, you earn a dollar in free books from their list of nearly 5,000 books that qualify. I’ve ordered from them in the past and they generally have some pretty good deals. I even got an autographed Tomie DePoala hardcover book of folktales for $8 for Jack for Christmas this year, along with lots of neat chapter books for Anna and some wonderful novels for Victoria.
I noticed some of our favorite books in their children’s books this time. Crictor and Kiss the Cow are two picture books that we absolutely adore and I think they have More, More, More Said the Baby, which is another beloved one. There are tons more. I narrowed the search to paperbacks between $1 and $3 for ages 4-8 in order to just browse picture books, since there are just so many. You can also search for favorite authors, award winners, individual titles or key words like fairies or dinosaurs.
I didn’t find very many children’s books in the free area that I wanted, so I bought great kids’ books from their regular section (which is super cheap as it is) and then bought myself books about decorating and such for “free” with the dollars I earned. It was a nice way to treat myself with no guilt! 🙂
I generally keep a second window open and look up titles on Amazon to read the reader reviews on anything that looks good. Some of the titles that I got this time were Big Momma Makes the World (Victoria has loved this book since she was tiny and I was thrilled to find a cheap copy), Jane and the Dragon, Cinder Edna, Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp, The Bugliest Bug, The Train of States and a fun looking lesson plan book for grades 1-3 on Russia. There are also tons of workbooks and lots of educational stuff.
Their books are generally seconds, so they often have a black mark along the outside of the pages or some other small sign that they were discounted. We don’t care, but it’s good to know if it’s a gift or something. They’ll tell you if the book is cover worn or anything else though.
And no, I don’t get any kickbacks for posting this! Just passing this on for other book fiends. 🙂