Monday, May 18, 2009

children's books

I love, love, LOVE children's books. I have for as long as I can remember. And now I have an excuse to buy them. I started reading to Willa the day we came home from the hospital and haven't stopped yet. Almost daily, I'll take a stack of my books, sit in my rocking chair, put Willa in my lap and read the whole stack of books to her. She seems to enjoy it and I LOVE it.

I have discovered two places to buy cheap used books.

(1) Savers on the corner of Reynolds and Heatherdowns in Toledo has a great used children's book section. About once a month, I go in and go through all of the children's books. They cost $0.69 a piece. I have found almost perfect copies of: Dear Zoo (board book); Goodnight Moon (board book); Brown Bear, Brown Bear (board book); Hungry Caterpillar (board book); Millions of Cats; Where the Wild Things Are; Harold and the Purple Crayon (hard cover); Madeline; Freight Train; Ferdinand (hard cover); Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing; Olivia Counts (board book); Olivia’s Opposites (board book); Cows that Type; Giggle, Giggle, Quack; and Duck for President to name a few. (those are the ones I can remember right now)

(2) It's better than to buy used books because shipping costs less. I just purchased Drummer Hoff, Five Chinese Brothers, and Tikki Tikki Tembo today. I can’t wait for them to arrive. They were only $0.75 a piece plus shipping. Shipping is $3.49 for the first item and $1.89 for additional items from the same seller. shipping is $3.99 per item.

What are your favorite children's books that I should be on the lookout for?


Emilee said...

I love:
Rainbabies by Laura Melmed
Corduroy and Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury
Wombat Divine by Mem Fox
Old Jake's Skirts by C. M. Scott
Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm by Jerdine Nolen
Christine Katerina and the Box by Patricia Gauch
Katy No-Pocket by Emmy Payne
The Birthday Bears by Ruth Gembicki Bragg

And loads more, really. Some of these are for bigger kids (like Olivia), but they are all so much fun to have.

Outlandish McCandlish said...

Don't forget to check out the library bookstore at the down town library. I get all sorts of books there.