Part of building your homeschool library, or any library is is finding the best books for your homeschool needs, while not breaking the bank. Your homeschool bookshelves do not have to be a physical bookshelf in your home, because e-books can be so much more cost effective and space saving for you.
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I am a huge advocate for using your public library but there are times when I think that buying a book for your own homeschool library bookshelves. Those books that you are checking out of the library again and again and hate having to return. That’s one of the things I keep in mind when deciding to buy a book for our home.
You can fill your library with fiction and nonfiction resources that are not just informative but fun. You’ll find it helpful to have books on hand as resources for lessons, activities, fun days, and just because.
Stocking up on books for your homeschool library may sound awesome but expensive.
Best Places to Look for Your Homeschool Bookshelf:
Amazon has great prices for a lot of books. Often when looking for a book on Amazon, you’ll find that the book is available new, but there are often used copies available as well through Amazon, and through other
Plus there is Amazon Kindle. An e-book subscription that gives you unlimited reading from over 1 million e-books, that you can read from any device.
If you have a Costco membership then keep your eye out for great book series like Harry Potter to go along with your Wizard’s and Wands curriculum. They are often really great prices for new books.
Costco typically has workbooks too for homeschooling, I have found some really great ones for my kids in the past there. They love using them during down time, and they are great for keeping that summer slide away.
There aren’t always great books here, but occasionally they have one that we want. And you know what Walmart does have here that makes me add them to this list: 40% off.
Creative Writing Journal – All Subjects
This is where I get a lot of books for my kids. Whether it is someone giving away a box of books, or a homeschool mom selling books that she no longer needs. This is what I do with books that no longer fit out needs or my kids have out grown.
You can search for Homeschool groups, Buy and Sell groups, other local groups.
Thrift store finds can be amazing! You aren’t always going to find some thing great here, but when you do chances are the price is going to be amazing.
Local Library Book Sales
This is another great place to find used books at an amazing price. Austin, my oldest, has found great human body books that she loves to learn from on her own.
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