On our errands today, my daughter, husband, and I stopped by the local Goodwill Store. I love 50% off day! My husband, Rick, and my daughter, Elizabeth, know that I have an addiction. Yes, I have an addiction to books, specifically children’s books. My favorite place to purchase books is our Goodwill Store. Books are seventy-five cents for paperback and two dollars for hardback. Take an extra fifty percent off, and wha-la, I have a bargain.
Books are awesome treasures! I love to find a book that interests a child. I want to open his/her world to so many possibilities. I want each to love reading. having a variety of books at my disposal provides more possibilities for my students. And yes, the library is a place to connect children with books. I’m just thankful for Goodwill’s fifty percent off days. I’m addicted to getting books into children’s hands.
I began my dedicated search for great reads, book by book. (I have been known to have so many in my cart that I have to become choosy and place some back. For our budget sake, I have a limit.) Today I was blessed with some excellent nonfiction books, large photographs with easier text. I also found a copy of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. Spider Boy by Ralph Fletcher was another great pick.
My husband looked through the adult books and found a Tom Clancey read. As he met me at the check out, he added his book to my pile, chuckling. “MaryHelen, I think your book collection rivals the Warsaw Public Library children’s section.”
I smiled and shook my head, “No, I don’t have that many.”