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I love old books.
Now that I am a bit older and I have some money to call my own, it is just a little hard to resist picking up a handful of old and tattered books from yard sales or other places. I have a little pile that keeps growing in my room. Quite a few of them actually came from my Grandma (my dad’s mom!), while we were visiting this August. I loved looking through her bookshelf of books that were 40 year and older.
As I was looking through these books, I was astonished by how many basic readers she had. Old basic readers. Not just the infamous Dick and Jane books, but other books that my dad, aunts and uncles read when they were very young.
Now the books are here with me, in my room, on my shelf. I’m keeping it in the family, you know? *winks*
I left my grandparent’s house with a nice pile of books, as you probably can see in the above picture. Old books that had good stories in them for young children, whether they were beginning to learn to read or otherwise.
Here is the list of books that I have found…
12 Basic Readers You Probably Have Not Seen
- The Alice and Jerry Books – Mabel O’Donnell
- Fun to Be Alive (The Searles Readers)
- The Children’s Own Readers – Pennel and Cusack
- Times and Places
- Star of Wild Horse Canyon – Clyde Robert Bulla
- Days and Deeds
- Best Book of Heroes and Heroines
- Singing Wheels
- Happy Hollisters
- Five Little Peppers
- Robin Hood and His Merry Outlaws
I cannot wait to use these books. Hopefully nothing happens to them before I have children and begin homeschooling, because I would really love to have them reading these books. Wouldn’t you?
My favorite find at my grandparent’s house was the book that belonged to my dad when he was 9-years-old. Look at his writing. *AW* This was found in the book, Days and Deeds. I showed it to him after I found it and he said, “I remember that book. I liked it.” That was really something, since he never liked to read.
Have you ever found a treasure-trove of some old, priceless, basic readers? What are they?I will receive commission on any sales made on my blog. To learn more, read my disclosure policy.