Cheap Picture Books?

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  1. NewbieTeach

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    Hello everyone. I'm looking to buy some picture books for my classroom and I have been on amazon.com and overstock.com and for just 5 books its already 50bucks! does anyone know any other website for cheaper stuff? My wallet is hurting!!
     
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    Can you get out and go to garage sales? I find a TON of books at garage sales. Plus, they are often open to making a deal. Instead of 50 cents per book, I can often buy the entire box for $10 or $15!
     
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    I would try Ebay, look for picture book lots. I would also try thrift stores and garage sales :)
     
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    You should check with your local library. Last year the library in the town where I teach had their annual book sale. These same books that they sold to others were given away FREE to teachers. I got about 100 books, books on tape, and videos for free that day.
     
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    Half Price Books (or whatever used book store is near you), garage sales, Scholastic book clubs, Scholastic warehouse sales, check if there's a Free Cycle group near you, library book sales, eBay...
     
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    Ditto. We have a wonderful book reseller called Half Price Books that has great clearance sales and there were TONS of picture books there. Also, when school starts...push those book orders and use your bonus points. :)
     
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    I've bought a TON of books at yard sales. This year, I'm cutting myself off though- I have too many!
     
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    The library is a great place to look. Our library has books sales and we dont get them free (i'm very jealous about that one!) we do get children's books for .25. Last Christmas I got each child in my class a book and wrapped and put it under a little Christmas tree. At our party the kids went crazy for them!
     
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    i have gotten sooo many books from family hand-me-downs, yardsales, and goodwill. check your local goodwill, at mine children's books are 3 for $1 and on sale days 3 for .50 salvation army frequently has books for .10
     
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    Last year at orientation I put up a "wishing tree" One of the items I asked for was "Gently used, children's books that your children are through with" I got a lot of good books this way. Also ask at thrift shops, sometimes they have a "bag of books" deal....one thrift store in my area offers a bag of books for $15.00 You can fit a lot of children's books in a brown paper bag!!
     

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