Huge Shopping Spree at the Strand Book Sale

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Every year Strand Book Store holds a beyond awesome sale. The range of books (particularly children’s books) is terrific and the prices are so good, it’s really, really hard for us to restrain ourselves.

Last weekend, we went on the last day of the sale hoping against hope that some good stuff was still remaining. And we got lucky! Although there wasn’t much left for adults, there was still tons of new children’s books being stocked and restocked.

Here are some of our most exciting finds…

Our total haul - almost 20 books after massive and ruthless editing in the store

Our total haul - almost 20 books after massive and ruthless editing in the store

Apart from the snubnose’s regular fictional interests – Barbie, Spot, Strawberry Shortcake, and so on…I was able to steer her interests in new directions.

One of the books that we are both eager to read is about ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egypt is so colorful and bright

Ancient Egypt is so colorful and bright

The illustrations are awesome

The illustrations are awesome

There are also small flip-over sections with more information

There are also small flip-over sections with more information

I was in awe over the beautiful illustrations and the depth of the information. The snubnose loved the bright colors.

And guess what, this book cost about Rs.70/- only on sale (approx 1.5 dollars USD). Isn’t that a great deal?

From grade 1 onwards, the snubnose starts Spanish, so I was super-thrilled to find a simple but fun Spanish book to introduce her to basic Spanish words.

Spanish is fun

Spanish is fun

Simple words and pictures to get the snubnose started

Simple words and pictures to get the snubnose started

And then on to natural sciences with a simple book about sharks πŸ™‚

National Geographic Kids series have some good books

National Geographic Kids series have some good books

And an encyclopaedia for the snubnose to learn to use as she enters grade school…

Chock full of interesting information

Chock full of interesting information

I love the way concepts are explained...simple but interesting enough to challenge older readers

I love the way concepts are explained...simple but interesting enough to challenge older readers

Hopefully we have enough stuff on hand to keep the snubnose entertained and away from television/video games till regular school starts again in June.

I kind of doubt it though…she’s already run through about 5 books in the space of 3 days :D.

  • Thanks for sharing nice stuff and will be interesting to browse more.

  • Wow this is so amazing!

  • As a kid I used to love Big,Bright books with illustrations…I am still a big fan of Book Sales…

  • encyclopedias

  • Reminds me of my encyclopedia’s and I was just like snubnose when I was a kiddo.. used to finish books and then bug my parents for new ones πŸ˜€

  • It looks like you got tons of great deals! I think I could probably use that Spanish book once the snubnose is done with it! πŸ˜‰ I don’t remember much from my one year of highschool Spanish that is of much use…

    I agree with Leeswammes that maybe the best thing to do would be to ration out the books so that she gets a new one as a reward or only gets one new one each week or so. I hate to keep books ransom, but I was such a voracious reader when I was little that I know my parents had to use similar tactics!

  • love love love book sales…my and the husband go berserk as we both are major book lovers!!

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

  • Wow, that’s a lot of very nice books! Maybe you shouldn’t give her access to all the books so she will still be interested in some of the books later on these months.

    Anyway, great choices. I loved buying books for my kids when they were young, too.

    • @Judith: That’s a very good point you make. Will definitely hide a few books once I get back :).

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