When I was a kid, my parents would drop me off at the local library and I would read books until it was time to walk to my tap dance class. It was a Saturday morning ritual that I enjoyed, being the avid reader that I was. Currently, I'm a member of two local library networks and it's become somewhere to take Owen, who I've been reading to since he was born. He seems to have inherited a healthy enjoyment of books and we share a nice, long story each evening before bed.
This week, the Burbank library annual book sale was happening and I took
the opportunity to head over there on a lunch break. All children's
books were $0.25 - can't beat that for a bargain. 20 books and $5
later, I hauled 2 gigantic bags of books back out to the car, half
expecting for somebody to stop and accuse me of theft! Including the 5 books I bought at a different library branch the week before, Owen's bookcase is definitely a lot more packed this week.
As it turns out, I'm attracted to beautiful illustrations, especially if they involve dragons. One of the books was signed by the author, so a definite collectible, while another was signed by Mickey and Minnie Mouse back in 1998. We're debating taking it back to Disneyland with us when we go in a few weeks and seeing if we can get it signed again! Not only was this a vast assortment of books, they were also in excellent condition. Owen has been carrying around the two Thomas The Tank board books since I got them, even insisting he take them to daycare, where I was informed he shared them with the group.
So, if you have a library near you, I highly recommend looking to see if they have a book sale coming up. It's a great way to expand your book collection without breaking the bank, plus you get to support your local library, which is never a bad thing. I've included the full list of books we purchased below as they are highly rated and we've really enjoyed all the ones we've read so far!
That's All Folks: The Art Of Warner Bros. Animation by Steve Schneider
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Disney
Ignis by Gina Wilson
Hieronymus Betts And His Unusual Pets by M. P. Robertson
Lucia And The Light by Phyllis Root and Mary GrandPre
Magic & Mischief: Tales From Cornwall by Shirley Climo and Anthony Bacon Venti
Olivia by Ian Falconer
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams and William Nicholson
Something Special by David M. McPhail
Garfield Stories by Jim Davis
Dancing Dinos At The Beach by Sally Lucas and