Thrift Store Finds!

Three great books for $1.25 !

I love getting new books, and garage sales and thrift stores are great places to find books for next to nothing. Ebay can be a good source too but unless you are buying a big lot, or looking for a specific book I haven’t found it very cost effective.

” Eight Silly Monkeys” by Steve Hascamp uses the familiar children’s song as the story and has cut outs and small plastic monkey faces that count down with you. Books like this are great for toddlers, they like touching the raised faces, and they will absorb the large numbers and counting. Also the cute pictures of the hurt monkeys will probably get a few ” uh oh- no no no!” from toddlers who like to point out things they ( or monkeys) shouldn’t do!


” I Love You Stinky Face” by Lisa McCourt is a really cute book perfect for bedtime reading . The story follows a little boys questioning his mom if she would love him if he were a whole list of scary horrible monsters! Of course her answer is always yes but the author write in a way that isn’t saccharine and really captures a mom’s love for her son! The illustrations by Cyd Moore complete the dream like story , this book is definitely worth a look!


” How to Make an Apple Pie and see the world” by Marjorie Priceman cost be a total of 15 cents! It is worth so much more than that. This book is a gem! Perfect for older preschoolers who are getting a sense of the world beyond their own home and city, this book takes you on a ride around the world! You follow the little girl to Italy, France , Sri Lanka, England, Jamaica and back to Vermont! As soon as I read this my mind was racing with classroom activities ! I will be posting some soon. I LOVE this book, I just wish I had read it when I was still teaching it would have been so much fun to teach geography with!

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