Oh my goodness, y'all, I had a BLAST in the store yesterday! I went to Half Price Books, so I got a great deal on all my books. Including the ones I got listed below, I also was able to get a Bible Dictionary for my sis-in-law. My total bill for everything was only $44, and I could hardly carry everything out!
For my Angel, I got 8 books:
The Wizard of Oz (OF COURSE!
Little House on the Prairie
Anne of Green Gables
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
One of the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books
Harriet the Spy
A Word Search Puzzle book (it was on sale, and I thought it might be fun for her)
I, actually, have another Angel as well. A 2 year old. She wanted a "baby doll" (ok, how cute is that?! Like I could possibly resist this child?!). I got two baby dolls at Target and a little nightgown outfit for her. But, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get this one started on reading as well. Three guesses as to which of the above books I got for her, too!
Everyone needs a little Oz, you know.
I'm going to write a little note in it about how this is for her future library and that I hope the book one day means as much to her as it always has to me.
It was so hard to stop at just the books I got, though! I so wanted to keep buying more and more! I may have to see if I can find another child who wants books, so I can go back and buy more!
I had to bring a couple of the books in and read them before I give them. I'm being VERY, VERY careful with them - I'm not doing anything that will bend the bindings or make it even look like the books have been opened. But, I had to quickly reread Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and Harriet! They're bringing back memories for me.
I tried to find Half Magic and Mixed Up Files.... but I couldn't find them on the shelf. I'll have to keep looking for those, as they're both excellent as well.
Ah, books! Do you know how hard it was to leave that store without buying tons of books for myself?! It's my weakness!