Shhh….want to know a secret? You can get like new books for great price (cheap!) at ThriftBooks.com – including many of your favorites! They have books the whole family can enjoy – a great way to keep busy during the Summer or stock up on books for afterschool reading. It’s also the perfect place to to order a bunch of books for baby’s first library. To share in our excitement, we are sharing a free printable Summer Reading Planner to do with kids while on break. The kids loved browsing through the website choosing books and we were able to order a bunch because of their inexpensive prices!
All the books we ordered were ranging from good – like new except 1 which can see pictured above (Nate the Great). The cover has normal wear and tear from reading it but all the pages inside look great! We ordered 9 books total for $29.77 shipped. Plus we are well on our way to getting our $5 coupon!
Our Summer Reading Book Order:
- Silverlicious – My preschooler adores the whole Pinkalicious series!
- Purplicious – Another from the Pinkalicious series that touches on that it’s okay not to be like everyone else.
- Camilla the Cupcake Fairy – We love everything by Tim Bugbird!
- Harold & the Purple Crayon – such a creative story that inspires kids to be imaginative.
- Nate the Great – We haven’t gotten to this one yet, but it has awesome reviews!
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Big Brother’s 1st pick because he loves this story!
- Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales – Many of the classics we grew up with.
- Pink Princess Cookbook – Real recipes!
- Multicultural Art Book – Both kids love traveling the world through crafts and learning different cultures!
Here’s a little bit of how ThriftBooks.com works:
Thrift Books sells used books at the lowest everyday price on the internet. They have a selection of 7 million books including out-of-print and second-hand treasures.
All orders of $10+ ship free in the US.
They also have a bargain section called Thrift Deals. Any title marked with a red DEAL tag on the detail page is priced:
- 2 books for $7.00
- 3 books for $10.00
- 4 books for $12.00
- each additional is $3.00
Reading Rewards, their loyalty program, has no annual fee and rewards you with a $5 coupon for every $50 you spend on books.
They are a Google Trusted Store and our Trustpilot customer satisfaction ranking is 4.9/5.
Summer Reading Planner
Take reading even further with book extensions! We created a Summer Reading Planner that you can print for free to plan your own book themed adventure. It can be used as a 10 day planner or a 10 week planner. It is 7 pages long including a cover for writing the child’s name and the last page is a reading log for writing down titles of other books read during the summer.
There are 5 pages in between those with 10 separate sections for each book theme. The colored box is where you will write the title of the book and then there are 5 spots underneath for writing activities based on the book. You can choose to have 5 different activities of maybe just one. It could also be used for brainstorming different ideas relating to the chosen book. Under that is a blank space for if you wanted to glue on a thumbnail picture of the book. Or they might enjoy making a tiny drawing of something from that book.
10 Day Planner:
Make a whole day of it! Do one book plus all the activities in one day. For example, my daughter chose to have a Camilla the Cupcake Fairy Day. We wrote the book title in the colored box and then wrote the following activities in the spaces provided: puffy paint cupcake craft, eat cupcakes, and wand craft.
10 Week Planner:
Since there are 5 spots for book-related activities, you could do a whole week on the same book with one activity a day. For example, week one might be:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Monday: Read book and make the hungry caterpillar from crackers as a fun snack.
Wednesday: Make a caterpillar to butterfly craft.
Thursday: Feed The Hungry Caterpillar Game
Friday: Retell the story with free printables and a paper bag craft. My son and I made one together when he was 3 years old and now that he is 7, Little Sister plays with it.
Get your copy here → Summer Reading Camp Planner
We are excited for all the book-based activities that we have planned! Head over to ThriftBooks to get started planning your own storybook adventure!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.