Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Paperback Swap & Curriculum

PaperBackSwap.com - Book Club to Swap, Trade & Exchange Books for Free.

Do you Swap? I love Paperback Swap. If you don't here is how easy it is.

1. Post 10 books (hard or soft cover, audio) you don't want any more.
2. Accept 2 credits to spend for your effort.
3. Mail any books requested from you as cheap as possible (I think my most expensive has been $2.50)
4. Order books you want- 1 credit books, 2 credits audio books

I have gotten only one book that was in questionable condition most have been like new. We have explored series that our library doesn't carry, Andrew Lost, Franny K Stein. I have also gotten a huge amount of curriculum. It is a great way to check a company out then if it's not for you, repost it. You can also start a wish list for things you want or may use in the future. I have all of the Story of the World materials wish listed.

Here are the great Homeschool resources I have swapped for:
AVKO Sequential Spelling 1 (on it's way)
Wordly Wise A
Explode the Code 3
Developing Critical Thinking Through Science 1
A Peoples History of the United States
Prima Latina Teachers Manual & Cd
What Your ___ Needs to Know (K, 1, 2, 4, 5,6)
Minimus Pupil Book
Eats, Shoots and Leaves
Thinker Doodles-Clues & Choose
Thinker Doodles- half & half animals
Dr. Dooriddles
Coloring Book of Ancient Egypt
Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
Daily Word Problems gr1
Singapore Math 1A
Strong Start in Language k-3

If you don't Swap you might consider it... If you do, check out my stuff through the button in my side bar and tell me your list name so I can check out yours!

6 comments:

Nina said...

After almost 2 and half years I've received just about every book that I've wished for. It is amazing. If there are books you think you might want in the far off future it is wise to start the request now.

Great post. I love paperbackswap!

Oregon Mom said...

I too love Paperbackswap! I have gotten some of our cirriculum there as well!

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/members_books.php?m=YzNaSTdnZm5XRlk9&l=50

School for Us said...

I've not tried this -it looks like a great idea! Do you search for specific books? Or do you just browse? I found the list kind of overwhelming.:-)

Teacher of One said...

I search specific titles or authors. I go to PBS before I go to Amazon. The general database is just too huge.

Angie said...

I love, love, love Paperback Swap! We are using Winter Promise next school year, and I was able to save a ton of money on books by getting most of our readers through them.

Makita said...

I, too, use & love PBS!

On another topic... you inquired about the earthquake lessons I wrote... I'd love to send them to you as a sample but can't find an email for you.