Our local library has an ongoing book sale in the lobby to raise funds. I usually just walk on by unless something catches my attention. On a recent visit a sign was posted stating that for the month of April everything was a DIME. So I thought I would look things over a little more carefully. WOW! I found four Andrew Lang Fairy Books, Grimm's Fairy Tales illustrated by Wanda Gag, a couple of Myths for Children books, Cleopatra's Egypt, Games from Bible Times, Atlas of the Bible Lands, Sing in Praise (stories behind the hymns), and The Woman and the Egg. All of these books are in excellent condition and all for $1.20. Yes the decimal is in the right place!
My next bargain bonanza took place at Goodwill. Here I came home with books, videos, and a CD-ROM. Included in the stash are basal readers, a social study text covering topics I wanted to cover in the fall, some stories including a favorite author Bill Peet, a Newberry, and Falling Up by Shel Silverstein. I also found two additions to the Nature's Children series I found at Goodwill years ago when I was still teaching school. The videos a Rabbit Ear version of Jack and the Bean Stalk and Tubby the Tuba for our orchestra study. Finally I found a copy of How Things Work CD-ROM. All for less than $25.