Summer is almost upon us. And, when I say “summer” I’m not talking about temperatures or mowing lawns or wearing shorts. I am talking about kids being out of school. After all, I can sit in the A/C, pay someone else to mow the lawn, and wear a bathing suit 24/7 if that’s what floats my boat. But, finding things to keep kids from staring at the t.v. entertained all summer can be a challenge at times.
You can imagine my absolute joy when I saw that the Scholastic Book Warehouse was having another warehouse sale. If you’ve never been to a Scholastic Warehouse sale, you are missing out. Upon walking into the huge building, you get the feeling that you are walking straight into one of the book order forms that your child has brought home from school. You see stacks upon stacks upon stacks of Clifford, Junie B. Jones, Magic Tree House, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. There are racks of pencils! And rows of kitty-cat posters! You can buy blank journals for keeping a diary. You can buy cookbooks for yourself! It’s kinda like book-crack.
All books are reduced from their cover price. Most are 50% off, but some are up to 80% off. They also have a “bargain aisle” where you are given a box (about the size of a copy-paper box) and you can fill it with books from a selected section and pay just $25.
I found books for my 4 oldest children, ages 2 up to 10, but there are even some selections for adults and young adults (like the Twilight series). Basically, most of the things you’ve ever seen in the Scholastic book orders for kids, you will find on the shelves at the warehouse sale.
One bit of advice: go with a fat wallet and a few hours to spare. It’s so worth it! The Scholastic Book Fair is going on NOW until May 29th. For more information, click here. You can also print off a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase or $25 off a $100 purchase.
If you haven’t ever seen the Scholastic Book Warehouse, it’s on the west frontage road of I-360, just north of I-20. You can get there by taking Hwy 360 and getting off at the Mayfield exit, then travel south on the frontage road.