Friday, May 04, 2007

Books, Books, Books !!

Among the things lost in the fire were our books. We lost our entire home library which, over the years, had become quite large. Thanks to many Ambleside and other homeschooling mom's from all over, we have quite a collection of wonderful books already (many of which we are already using !). These gifts were so precious and we think of and pray for each of those families who shared with us so generously every day. We were also able to purchase more than a few books through Amazon after so many generous donations of "book dollars" as well.

Now, back on topic .... we have a library to build anew. So today I went to our local Homeschool Used Book Sale. There I found more than a few things we needed, along with many good books to add to our growing (again) library.

When I brought everything home, the children took turns with Ooooo's and Ahhhhhh's and, in some cases, actually squeals of delight while looking through all of the books (and a few other things too).

Below is a list of what I bought today. Most of the books were $1 or less each - I could hardly believe it !!

Little Pilgrim’s Progress (Helen Taylor)
Pilgrim's Progress (John Bunyan)
Selected Short Stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne
In Their Own Words: Abraham Lincoln (George Sullivan)
A Wonder Book (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
Beowulf (Burton Raffel translation)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
One Nation Under God (Rus Walton)
Peter Pan (J.M. Barrie)
The Story of Sitting Bull, Great Sioux Chief (Lisa Eisenberg)
Davy Crockett And The Highwaymen (Ron Fontes)
Silas Marner (George Eliot)
A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
At The Back of the North wind (George MacDonald)
The Moffats (Eleanor Estes)
Helen Keller (Margaret Davidson)
Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)
Johnny Tremain (Esther Forbes)
The Once And Future King (TH White)
Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
Manners Matter ! (Hermine Hartley)
Stories of Pilgrims (Margaret B. Pumphrey)
The California God Rush (May McNeer)
I, Columbus, My Journal (Peter Roop)
The Oxford Book of Narrative Verse
The White Stallion (Elizabeth Shub)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
God Is Good Series (beginning readers from Rod & Staff)
The Penderwicks (Jeanne Birdsall)
Basil And The Pygmy Goats (Eve Titus)
Basil of Baker Street (Eve Titus)
Under the Lilacs (Louisa May Alcott)
The Ghost of Windy Hill (Clyde Robert Bulla)
Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women (Cornelia Meigs)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Water Babies (Charles Kingsley)
Wee Sing Bible Songs songbook
Music of the Great Composers (Patrick Kavanaugh)
The Mayflower Pilgrims (Edmund Janes Carpenter)
William Bradford (Charles P. Graves)
Caddie Woodlawn (Carol Ryrie Brink)
King Arthur And His Knights (Howard Pyle)
Weather And The Bible: 100 Questions and Answers (Donald Young)
Exploring The Night Sky (Terence Dickinson)
The Emperor’s New Clothes (Hans Christian Andersen)
Captain’s Corageous (Rudyard Kipling)
George Washington, The Christian (William Johnson)
The Mayflower Adventure (Colleen Reece)
The Secret of the Caves (older Hardy Boys mystery) (Franklin Dixon)
Writer’s Inc.
The Story of the Statue of Liberty (Natalie Miller)
Prima Latina (Complete Set of Latin Year 1 Student and Teacher books)
MATH IT game
Notebook Atlas and Fact Guide (map skills workbook)
Considering God’s Creation (science curriculum – complete with student and teachers books)
The Nature Study Idea Book (Mary E. Woodis)

On Tuesday, a friend and I are headed to the "big city" to the used bookstore ... in search of more treasures of course. And afterwards we are going for icecream to celebrate !!

And just a thought to share on this topic ... every book-aholic needs a friend who is also a book-aholic so they can CELEBRATE trips to the bookstore together !! HA !!

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