Mega Thrifting Book Haul Part Three: The $5 Bag Sale

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This is part three of my mega book haul! To check out my picture book haul click here and to check out my middle grade and young adult haul click here. In  this post, I’ll feature a mix of picture books, middle grade, and young adults books that I purchased at the second day of my library’s annual book sale. On the second and third days of the sale, you can stuff as many books into a plastic bag for only $5!

Here are all the books from the $5 bag sale:

What Every Girl (Except Me) Knows by Nora Raleigh Baskin

This book is in my recommended reads on Goodreads. With some extra space in my bag, I couldn’t pass it up!

Accidental Band Geek by Erin Dionne

The Report Card by Andrew Clements

Extra Credit by Andrew Clements

I used Frindle for a novel unit plan in one of my field experiences and I remember loving another one of his books, so I picked up two more of his books! 

My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

Ella Enchanted by Gail Garson Levine

Summer Camp Secrets: Acting Out by Katy Grant

Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian

Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary

I have never read any of the Ramona books, so I’m hoping I’ll love these ones.

Superfudge by Judy Blume

I don’t think I’ve read any Judy Blume books, so I picked this one up.

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

By the Shores of Silverlake by Laura Ingalls Wilder

In one of my previous hauls, I hauled three of the Little House on the Prairie books. I saw this one the first day of the sale, but I put it back because I had so many other books picked up. I instantly regretted it, but I couldn’t find it. Much to my surprise, I found it on the $5 bag day! 

I am Fifteen—and I Don’t Want to Die by Christine Arnothy

Lily B. on the Brink of Cool by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins

My sister actually picked up this book, but she thought it would be too young for the grade levels she would be teaching so she passed it onto me!

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

I’ve heard of this book, but have no idea what it’s about. I’ll gladly take the risk if it fits into one of my bags!

Black Beauty by Anna Sewall

Red Thread Sisters by Carol Antoinette Peacock

Genny in a Bottle: How to Become Popular Without Losing Your Mind by Kristen Kemp

I just can’t resist pink covers.

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Ziata’s Diary: A Child’s Life is Sarajevo by Ziata Filipovic

Main Street: September Surprise by Ann M. Martin

I actually had a few of these books from when I was younger and they were super cute. I’m glad I could find another one!

Sweet Valley Twins #5: Sneaking Out by Francine Pascal

Sleepover Friends #19: The Great Kate by Susan Saunders

Sleepover Friends #22 : The Trouble with Patti by Susan Saunders

The three books above I actually purchased on accident in my mad dash to get all the Babysitter’s Club (I’ll talk about this experience in my next post). They’re all part of series that I don’t intend on buying, so I’ll probably just donate them!

The Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin

  • 5. Dawn and the Impossible Three
  • 8. Boy-crazy Stacey
  • 16. Jessi’s Secret Language
  • 28. Welcome Back, Stacey!
  • 39. Poor Mallory!
  • 41. Mary Anne vs. Logan
  • 46. Mary Anne Misses Logan
  • 48. Jessi’s Wish
  • 50. Dawn’s Big Date
  • 51. Stacey’s Ex-Best Friend
  • 52. Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies
  • 54. Mallory and the Dream Horse
  • 58. Stacey’s Choice
  • 60. Mary Anne’s Makeover
  • 108. Don’t Give Up, Mallory!
  • Guide to Babysitting

I love the Babysitter’s Club, but I either sold or gave away my collection of them years ago… here’s to rebuilding!

Babysitters: Little Sister by Ann M. Martin

  • 1. Karen’s Witch
  • 2. Karen’s Roller Skates
  • 3. Karen’s Worst Day
  • 4. Karen’s Kittycat Club
  • 5. Karen’s School Picture
  • 7. Karen’s Birthday
  • 8. Karen’s Haircut
  • 9. Karen’s Sleepover
  • 10. Karen’s Grandmother
  • 11. Karen’s Prize
  • 12. Karen’s Ghost
  • 13. Karen’s Surprise
  • 14. Karen’s New Year
  • 15. Karen’s in Love
  • 16. Karen’s Goldfish
  • 17. Karen’s Brothers
  • 18. Karen’s Home Run
  • 19. Karen’s Good-bye
  • 20. Karen’s Carnival
  • 21. Karen’s New Teacher
  • 22. Karen’s Little Witch
  • 23. Karen’s Doll
  • 24. Karen’s School Trip
  • 25. Karen’s Pen Pal
  • 26. Karen’s Ducklings
  • 27. Karen’s Big Joke
  • 28. Karen’s Tea Party
  • 29. Karen’s Cartwheel
  • 30. Karen’s Kittens
  • 31. Karen’s Bully
  • 32. Karen’s Pumpkin Patch
  • 33. Karen’s Secret
  • 34. Karen’s Snow Day
  • 35. Karen’s Doll Hospital
  • 36. Karen’s New Friend
  • 37. Karen’s Tuba
  • 38. Karen’s Big Lie
  • 39. Karen’s Wedding
  • 40. Karen’s Newspaper
  • 41. Karen’s School
  • 118. Karen’s Figure Eight
  • Super Special #2: Karen’s Plane Trip
  • Super Special #4: Karen, Hannie, and Nancy: The Three Muskateers
  • Super Special #5: Karen’s Baby

I vaguely remember the first few books, but since I was getting older I don’t think I ever really got into it. Now, I have plenty of chances to enjoy it!

Four Stories for Four Seasons by Tomie De Paola

The Know-Nothings by Michele Sobel Spirn

Getting to Know the World’s Artists: Andy Warhol by Mike Venezia

I thought this book was super cool because it detailed Andy Warhol’s life, but also explained some of his artwork for children!

Pierre-Auguste Renoir by Ernest Rabott

Van Gogh by Ernest Rabott

Both Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Van Gogh have a similar format where they analyze each artist’s work and quotes from the artists, but on a child’s reading level. I thought this was really interesting and something that I hadn’t see before!

…If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake by Ellen Levine

Sugaring Time by Kathryn Lasky

Going Batty by Kirsten Hall

Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

My sister shoved this and a few other books into my arms. This book looks really unique and I can’t wait to read it!

The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston and Tomie De Paola

Alamo Activity and Coloring Book

Another book my sister shoved into my arms. Don’t know how I’ll use it, but I’ll find a way!

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

Daniel’s Dinosaurs by Mary Carmine

Gobble, Gobble, Giggle! By Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg

The Walking Coat by Pauline Watson and illustrated by Tomie de Paola (2 copies)

The Legend of Blue Bonnett by Tomie de Paola

Wonders of Plants and Flowers by Laura Damon

Wonders of the Rain Forest by Janet Craig

Wonders of the Rainforest poster, workbook, and cassettes

Even though I probably won’t use the cassettes, the poster was really cool because it showed all the levels of the rain forest with labels. Also, the workbook is pretty nice too!

What books have you thrifted recently? (And don’t forget to check out my final post in this series next week!) 



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