It was wonderful to watch the kids thumb through boxes and boxes of books for three hours, sit on the floor under tables investigating more piles, and shout out "Mom, Mom, look at this one! I realllllly want this one" or "Doesn't this look interesting." As I hunted alongside them, I passed along possible "books of interest" and Ella would reply "Let me read the back [summary] and see if it sounds interesting." Love it. They are brook browsers and they are forming their own tastes for reading. We stumbled upon a number of new series (we will be posting a list of these in a special Friday Finds later this week) we are eager to read. Despite the snow and the early morning wake up time to get there, it was a super fun day.
|One of the rooms of books at the annual |
Bryn-Mawr Wellesley Book Sale (2013)
|The kids head to the check out and watch the tally for |
their books grow and grow and grow and grow...
|Showcasing the kids' loot. Not sure we will be using |
the dining room table for a while.