Thrifting Books for Kids

Before I became a mom, I would venture off to the children’s book section at Goodwill to buy books for my niece and nephew. Now that I have a little one of my own, I’ve been slowly building the nursery library with books from Goodwill. Besides the fact that books are incredibly affordable at 50 cents to $1 per book, I love the process of finding books at Goodwill.  From classics like Dr. Seuss to present-day characters like Peppa Pig, I enjoy the thrill of thrill of the hunt. For this month’s 12 Months of Thrifting prompt, we encourage you to head to your local Goodwill to thrift books for your children. If your child is old enough, have them pick out their own book for summer reading. It’s a great way to build a home library that you can pass down to future children, relatives, or friends.

Be sure to share your photos using the tag #12MonthsofThrifting on social media so we can see your finds like these readers:


photo c/o @globalgalavant
Photo c/o Cheryl Milani
Photo c/o @babblingbrandy
Photo c/o @naryou

Next up: their pick! If your kids are old enough, this is the perfect opportunity for you to take them to Goodwill to work on their thrift shopping skills! Take the time to teach them about the benefits of secondhand shopping and have them pick out their own item within a specific dollar amount. If your kids are still too young for this, modify the challenge to either thrift something you need that’s not on the list or pick a little something up that catches your eye for your baby! This is a great time for you to hone your thrifting skills too!

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