|Copy of character book bucks.|
|Book bucks cart before new books were added...I know kind of thin|
We arrived at the library sale bright and early, dressed in our comfy clothes, tennis shoes with a hand truck in tow ready to book shop. There were rows and rows of tables full of books. Thank goodness they were separated into groups (Children's, Young Adults, Adult Fiction, etc.) so of course we headed right to the children's section, which by the way everyone else was in too. Since we were there fairly early, we had plenty of time to look through the tables of books. At times I will admit it was a bit overwhelming with all the books but I after a while I got in a rhythm of choosing chapter books from popular children's series (Harry Potter, Magic Tree House, etc). I also realized that a lot of our students (both male & female) are really into science fiction so I began choosing books based on book cover appearance that looked like they might be science fiction. Any book with a dragon, ghost, knight or warrior I picked up and put in the box! As stated before before our goal was to get chapter books but if we saw books to go in our professional libraries we wouldn't pass on them either. So after 2 and a half hours and 28 boxes of books later we felt quite successful in our task of book shopping. Once we arrived at school, we sorted the books and I "updated" the book bucks cart. We now have a side of the cart for young children's beginner books and a side for chapter books.
|This is only half of the book sale area, see why I was a little overwhelmed!|
|These educators are on a book mission.|
|Books we collected...28 boxes worth|
|Children's Beginner Books Side|
|Searching for the perfect chapter book! This is before the large crowd came.|