Don't you love them?
On the one hand, I'm sad for the public when a treasure is relegated to the library bargain bin. How many others will be deprived of this book?
On the other hand, I'm delighted when a treasure is relegated to the library bargain bin, as the public's loss is my gain.
Here are a few favorites that we scored this week at our library's sale:
Loaves of Fun is an aptly named fun, cool history of bread.
Full of recipes, too.
I've blogged before about Mistakes that Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be. It was a regular check-out for the kids.
Now, fifty cents later, we own it.
Another great, fun, and informative reference is What a Great Idea: Inventions that Changed the World by Stephen "The Dirtmeister" Tomecek.
Read more about him here.
I love to have books like Breaking into Print: Before and After the Invention of the Printing Press just sitting around for the kids to pick up. In unschooling, we call it "strewing."
Aternatively, we just call it "life" and "interesting stuff."
Cooking a Meal from the Everyday History series is similarly strewable (as are all of the above.)
That's all I have time for now, but will be back later with more worthwhile finds.