We are one day into the school year already! The third grade teacher already sent home her daily reading requirement of 25 minutes a day. Thankfully, our girls are book lovers and enjoy reading daily. They tend to use it as a part of their night time ritual which is usually when I also enjoy reading.
We have a 6 foot tall bookshelf that doesn’t even contain all of their books and yet they are always wanting and acquiring more. While they enjoy renting from the library, it’s nice to have some of their favorites and the classics on hand to read and re-read. Our oldest has re-read the first six Little House on the Prairie books at least three times and is working on reading them again!
I went shopping on ThriftBooks.com to find some of the classics and new reads for my now 3rd and 1st graders. They have asked for some new chapter books, and I had so many fond memories of these, I got them. Thrift Books sells used books at the lowest everyday price on the internet. They have an unbeatable selection of 7 million books, honest/accurate condition grading and features that help you find out-of-print and second-hand treasures.
The best part is that each of these books was under $4 each. I got all 6 of these books and shipping for under $20 (you get free shipping on any US orders over $10)! They arrived to my house super fast, too because everything ships within 24 hours. But, I could have saved even more with the Thrift Deals (aka bargain section.) Any title marked with a DEAL tag on the detail page is priced: 2 books for $7.00 3 books for $10.00 4 books for $12.00 each additional is $3.00.
You can search the site by title, author, keyword or ISBN making sure you will find what you are looking for. And, if you don’t know what you are looking for, there are many categories you can use to browse for books to get the best ideas!
On our list so far for the beginning of the year is:
Little House on the Prarie (series)
Magic Tree House (series)
The Secret Garden
James and the Giant Peach
The Boxcar Children (series)
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
Harry Potter (series)
Several of these have already been read and are on the “to be read again” list because they like them so much!
What is on your summer or back to school reading list? Do they have it at ThriftBooks.com?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.