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I am what my husband likes to call a “cheapskate.” If there’s any way I can purchase something used instead of new, I’m all over it. Today I’m sharing my 5 favorite spots to find cheap children’s books! Who doesn’t like cheap?!

He can’t exactly read yet, but our little two-year-old is a book worm! I think having shelves throughout the house full of books has helped develop his love of reading, or flipping through and looking at the pictures.

If you’re interested in ways to make a little extra cash at home to fuel your book addiction, check out this post!


We had a head start on our home library building because my lovely baby shower hostess’ asked each guest to bring a book instead of a card! I can’t recommend that enough.
We love flipping through his books and seeing little handwritten notes on the inside covers of his books!


5. Imagination Library

This is a book gifting program that Dolly Parton started! They mail one free book a month to children from birth until they turn five. The only downside to the program is that it has to be sponsored by your local library in order for you to participate. Ours doesn’t currently participate in the program, but you can go to https://imaginationlibrary.com/ and find out if yours does!

4. Dollar Tree

I have no shame in my dollar tree game, y’all. A store where everything is ONE dollar? Sign me up! There book selection isn’t huge, but we’ve found several there that Tripp adores!

3. Kohls

I had no idea that Kohls had a children’s section, much less books! We actually got Tripps all time favorite book there – Goodnight Moon – for only $5! Even more than the price, I love that 100% of the net profit from the sale of their children’s books support a children’s health and education initiative called Kohl’s Cares. Also, if you’re like me and refuse to shop with your toddler, you can order books online through their website! http://kohls.com.

2. Book Bundler

This is an online company that packages together boxes of books and sends them to you! I love the hassle-free part of just selecting “Mixed Toddler Ages 0-5.” The downside to that is that you may end up with some books that you don’t really care for. The amazing part is that you end up with 25 books for only $25! That’s a steal in my humble opinion! They have all kinds of different themes, ages and amount of books you can order. Their customer service is top notch too! Definitely recommend checking them out! http://www.thebookbundler.com 

1 .Thrift Books

My ALL TIME FAVORITE website you guys! The majority of the books on our shelves (Tripp’s and mine) are from thrift books. They have a HUGE selection, children and adult, with most being priced at $3.79. We have purchased right at 40 books from this website. I don’t know if I should be proud or embarrassed right now. I’ve even found some of the books required for a college class on there!

Another awesome thing about thrift books is that they have a Reading Rewards program, and after you accumulate so many points they give you a FREE book! Check it out here. http://www.thriftbooks.com