Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Used Books - Some Great Finds

A couple weeks ago my dh took a couple vacation days to celebrate my birthday. During that time we went to a local homeschooler's used book sale. Unfortunately it rained, but she had the sale in her living room. Below you can see the wonderful things I purchased.

7 Landmark books
Mr. Bell Invents the Telephone by Katherine B. Shippen
Dwight D. Eisenhower:
The Story of the General from Abilene by Malcolm Moos
The Story of the Thirteen Colonies
by Chifford Lindsey Alderman
The Story of Thomas Alva Edison:
The man who turned night into day by Margaret Cousins
The Pioneers Go West
by George R. Stewart
Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia
by Margaret Cousins
As Far As the Eye Can Reach:
Lewis and Clark's Westward Quest by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Modern Rhymes About Ancient Times:
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
by Susan Altman and Susan Lechner

Each of the above books is a Scholastic, Voyages of Discovery, Visual Arts book
The History of Printmaking: Prehistoric prints, calligraphy, engraving, etching, posters, and comic strips
Architecture and Construction:
Building pyramids, log cabins, castles, igloos, bridges, and skyscrapers
What the Painter Sees:
Portraits, still lifes, landscapes, trick painting, animals, water, and light
The History of Moviemaking:
Animation and live-action, from silent to sound, black-and-white to color
Exploring Energy:
Power from the sun, muscles, fuel, machines, inventions, and atoms
The Story of Flight:
Early flying machines, balloons, blimps, gliders, warplanes, and jets

Middle Ages Timechart from Greenleaf Press
The Usborne Internet-Linked Complete Book of the Microscope
3 Dorling Kindersley Readers - level 4:
Days of the Knights: A Tale of Castles and Battles by Christopher Maynard
Joan of Arc Angela Bull
Welcome to the Globe!: The Story of Shakespeare's Theater by Peter Chrisp

Write Source: A book for writing, thinking and learning
a blank book for writing a story in
Winnie the Pooh's Cookie Book
The Stories of Vivaldi & Corelli in Words and Music CD
The Story of Beethoven in Words and Music CD
The Story of Mozart in Words and Music CD

I Can Become a Chemistry Wiz kit
by Penny Norman, Ph.D.
Materials Included
(looks unused)

Smithsonian MicroChemistryXM 5000 set

they don't sell that set any more but the 3000 set can be found here

Oh, I paid only $7 for this set...
My problem now... someone I know said to make sure the chemicals were still ok to use. They are all dry powder. How do I know? They don't have any dates on the bottles. I don't know anything about chemicals. Any suggestions? The manual that came with the set says it was revised in 2004. I will take the set to my friend and ask her but if you have an suggestions please leave me a comment.

I did not pay more than $3 for any item except the chemistry set that I paid $7 for. Most of the items were $1 or $2. The set of Scholastic books were all 6 for $5: they run about $10-15 each, when new.

Well those are my latest finds. We went specifically because she advertised the Landmark books. We love them!! Especially the old hardbacks! The extra finds are a bonus. I am especially excited about the Story of... Cd's. We love them too!!!

Have a Great Week,


Christy@MercyEveryMorning said...

Wow, you got some great deals! Can't help you on the chemical thing...hope you get an answer. :)

Christy (from the Crew)

Sheri said...

Now that is some sweet finds! Good job-love when we can get stuff for a better price. Sweet!

Michele said...

Wow, leave it to you guys to get some great deals!! Good job. I'm a wee bit jealous ;) I hope you know how blessed you are to have over 3000 books in your library! I know you will put them all to good use, unlike me who might forget to actually use half of them. You are an inspiration to me and someone i try to emulate when it comes to homeschooling. Love you


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