I’m on a mission to beef up the kid’s library with non-fiction books – generally about science and more particularly about the solar system. So when two mommy friends on separate occasions on the same afternoon told me that Scholastic is having a warehouse sale, I could not contain myself. I went to check it out early the next day.
Scholastic Sizzling Summer Sale
March 23 to May 2, 2015
9 am to 6 pm, Mondays to Saturdays
#70 C. Raymundo Avenue, Brgy. Rosario, Pasig City.
Upon arriving at their warehouse, there were red tents at the driveway housing neatly arranged books in shelves. These were the books sold for 49 pesos and at 80% off. I took pictures of the shelves to remind myself of the available titles and to share as well, but the pictures were all reddish. Fortunately, Mommy Pehpot has good pictures in her blog post.
(I went back for the second time and the pictures I took of the books under the red tents are better.)
The first thing that caught my attention and my shop basket was this book:
This is a paperback around 10 inches tall and with about 40 fact-filled colored pages. It was printed back in 1995 and Pluto was still recognized as a planet. Out-dated info I know but there’s a load of other info in the book still considered as fact. More importantly, I see it as another opportunity to teach c research skills.
Moving on, there were also these Usborne Young Reading Series all for 49php each:
The set with Aesop’s Fables are hard covers, while the set with Ulysses are paperbacks. They are more or less the same size. Nasabi ko na ba na 49 php each sila? Masmura pa kesa Booksale! 😉 There were other titles like Rome, Napoleon, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Hamlet, A Little Princess, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. The classics are condensed and “kiddified” versions. It would have then be nice to introduce c to Shakepeare but I don’t fancy starting with two tragedies. The non-fiction titles on the other hand are not in any way condensed in information. (thumbs up!)
There were also some Magic School Bus paperbacks. Magic School Bus is a book series which presents science through an adventure. A lot of my mommy friends have been collecting and buying these from bargain bookshops. I never bothered about them until now that the little boy is into science. I grabbed all the titles available on the shelves last Saturday. All are brand new at 49 pesos – definitely cheaper than what they’re sold for at Booksale!
Two books I found interesting but were not able to make the budget cut were these two: Continue reading