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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Books, Babies & Budgets

Posted by Lily Kay at 10:48 PM
I have been reading to baby Z since she was quite a wee little thing. My doctors encouraged me to read to her as much as possible from a very early age. Now that she is almost 10 months old she actually takes a keen interest in her books and has favorites as well.
Babies can be rough on their books and when a board book costs upwards of $10.00 for a new one you may want to consider stocking your little ones bookshelf with less expensive options. Here are my top tips for book shipping for babies on a budget.
1. Targets have a pretty good selection of baby board books in their dollar section which is usually at the front of the store. They change the selection frequently and you won't feel bad when your little one ruins the spine on these books since they only cost you a dollar.
2. Used bookstores carry oodles of children's books at very reasonable prices. Contact your local used bookstore and ask about their selection and if they have board books of that's what you are in the market for.
3. Consignment sales such as JBF carry more baby books than you'll know what to do with. Peruse their gently used books for great baby reads.
4. Libraries sometimes clear out their stock in preparation for new items. When they do this they usually sell their books for less than a dollar each. Contact your local library to inquire about any upcoming sales.
5. Garage sale lovers, I'm sure I don't have to tell you that this is a prime market for children's books.

Don't be afraid to stock up as children love an ever changing variety and extra books are easy to store on shelved or in containers.

Where do you shop for your children's books?

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