Goodwill = 16 books for $4.24

This past weekend my wife did an amazing job getting herself and our three little children reading for summer.  We always stock up on clothes throughout the summer at garage sales, so each time we change seasons, we have to do a lot of sifting through boxes of clothes.  With three children under the age of 5 we are constantly cycling through clothes.  After the weekend work we had 5 large garbage bags of clothes to take to  Goodwill.

For the second straight day school was canceled because of the storms.  After working in my classroom for a few hours I ran to Good will to drop off the clothes.  While I was there I did what I do every time, I checked out the books.  WOW!  I hit the jackpot.  I was able to find 16 quality books (15 for the class and 1 for myself).

Here is what I got:

2 Junie B. Jones books-Barbara Park

Shiloh-Phyllis Reynolds Naylor


The Cricket in Times Square-George Selden

Matilda-Roald Dahl

James and The Giant Peach (2)-Roald Dahl

Dear Mr. Henshaw (2)-Beverly Cleary

Ramona Quimby, Age 8-Beverly Cleary

Artemis Fowl-Eoin Colfer

All of these amazing titles for $4.24!

  1. Goodwill is an absolute goldmine for high-quality children’s books (and a billion and a half versions of Bible stories). I go there every August to pick up a batch of books to hand out to kids when I make family visits. I don’t go there more often than that because it’s a dangerous venture. :)

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