Finding books to stock your home library can be easy BUT it may be time consuming. It all depends on how much time you have and, of course, how much money you want to spend?
The local library is the most obvious choice. The best part of that is that the books are FREE! The draw back here is that a library may not be close AND you must return the books. Make sure you put these on a separate shelf.
NOTE: My local library has a Book Boutique. This is the library's second hand store. Perhaps you local library has a used book store also. Finding books here is easier than some of your other choices listed below. They may not be as inexpensive as the garage sale but looking here doesn't take as much time.
Garage Sales are great places to find excellent buys on books. Often you can find next-to-new books for pennies on the dollar! If you find a garage sale at a elementary school teacher's home, YOU'VE HIT A JACKPOT! BEWARE, garage sales aren't for the weary but for those with the patience of Job.
Used Book Stores have great buys too. However, they aren't quite as cheap as garage sales but easier on the feet. BE CAREFUL, many of these stores do trade-ins. This is okay, but many times the books that you want to trade in are ones they already have and don't need.
Books on tape are a must for your home library, especially if you have a child that is a struggling reader or has a
reading disability. Children who have a reading difficulty still need to be exposed to books! Taped books are ideal because they can travel with the child.
Technology has made it possible that books are now available in a variety of ways. Books can be downloaded to ipods, Kindles and other devices. The Intel Reader is a portable device that reads the page for the listener.
The Internet: This is a great place to shop for books for busy parents who don't have time to do any of the above. Listed here are my favorite book sites. Many of these sites, sell both new and used. BE WISE: take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING but usually with a minimum purchase.
Usborne Books and More: Books from around the world from an award winning publisher, Usborne Books. Over 1,500 educational books as well as fiction and non-fiction books for all ages; board books for babies to encyclopedia type books for teens.
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Audio Books 4 Kidz
A few of my favorite videos for you.
Bibles and Stuff
Bibles for Kids, Bible Dictionary, Bible Atlas and more!
Biographies are a great way to teach history. Many to choose from.
PARENTS: You can enjoy the classics you read as a child when you once again read them to your own child.
Creation and Nature Book Store
Books that teach about nature from a Biblical viewpoint will be found here. Ken Ham's books about creation is the main featured item.
Family Health Bazooka
Exercise books, cookbooks, books about nutrition and exercise and yoga DVD's for all ages will be found on this page.
Math games and reading games
Games are essential to reinforce reading and math skills in a fun and entertaining way. Here are some of my favorite as well as some new ones.
Gifts for Readers
This specialty store has many special gifts selected for the person who loves to read. You will find bookmarks, book ends, book plates as well as jewelry. Gifts are added regularly.
LD Book Store
Fiction and non-fiction children’s books by authors who had a learning disability or who struggled with reading.
Learning Possibilities Store
This store has children's books that have at least one character that has a learning disability. You will also find resources for parents.
Even young children, ages 1 to pre-K, need to have books to look at and books that can be read to them over, and over, and over again.
Workbooks that teach one phonetic skill at a time are listed on this page. These are workbooks that I have used for over 20 years and are wonderful for the very young; K-2nd grade.
Reading Cornerstone On-Line Stores
This page lists all of the specialty stores with a description of each store.
This page has some wonderful teaching accessories. Things like an easel, a lighted world globe, a puppet theater and more. You will also find things like reading pillows that will make reading easier for the reluctant reader.
Young Readers Fiction/Non-fiction
On this page you will find some of the newest novels for teens. Some of these are biographies, and some are historical fiction.
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