Thursday, 22 October 2020

A Summer Charity Shop Children's Book Haul

 I love a good charity shop haul. It's one of the things I've missed massively because of coronavirus and since the opening up of shops there's a lot of general anxiety of 'should I, shouldn't I?' decisions about venturing out for the first time or whether I need to go out vs wanting to go out. I'm hoping over the next few months to be able to venture out more and more and hopefully feel confident out and about shopping with a baby in tow. Years ago, I loved sharing my charity shop finds, and so I figured this is something I'm going to try and bring back to this space to promote sustainability and show the great things you can buy in charity shops! 

First up; baby board books. This was something I'd wanted to buy but really couldn't justify spending lots of money on brand new. I have a huge box full of children's books which I've collected over the years teaching, and would love when we get a nursery/child's room up and running to have a dedicated book area, but for baby board books, I feel they have a short shelf life and I couldn't justify spending new on them. I was super pleased to come across the titles above. Owl Babies, We're Going on a Bear Hunt & Hairy Maclary are absolute classic stories! The Sainsburys 'My First Black and White book' caught my eye as it reminded me of the Tiny Love and Etta Loves ranges. I gave these books a wipe over with anti-bac wipes throughout the books as a few were well used, which made them looking good as new and ready to go. 

 Another blast from the past with the Lynley Dodd books - I couldn't resist picking these up ... there's dachshunds on the front! These were in really good condition too. 

It's hard to know what your child is going to be into before they are here, yet when I saw the Peppa Pig book about recycling, I figured it was a good read to introduce sustainability and also a book I could use at school if I were to teach in KS1 again. 'Hungry Floppy' is a book I've read many a time at work, and figured starting my own stash of Oxford Reading Tree books can never be begun too early! 

Finally, two old favourites to add to my collections. First up, Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. I love Julia Donaldson books, and Room on the Broom was missing from my ever growing collection. The Aladdin Disney book is another classic - as a child, I had loads of the Disney books in my collection, and a few days prior to coming across this book, we'd actually been gifted a start to our baby's collection by friends, so I had to pick up another one to add to it and am now on the lookout for the whole collection! 

The best bit about these books ... all 50p each totally a £5 spend. Absolute bargain! 
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