We are all very aware how important it is for our Children to read. It is true some children take to reading like ducks to water, whilst some children struggle with reading right from the very start. I am a true believer that You’re Never too old for Bedtime Stories and reading with and to our children from a very young age is the key to reading success.
My Teenage son is an avid reader, he enjoys nothing better than escaping to another imaginary world with every book he reads. His books have even helped him through some difficult, dark times when he was suffering from long term bullying at school.
I spend a small fortune on children’s books for my son. Although, I would never say no to my son when he asks for a new book, I could never see him without a good novel to read, even if my bank statement seems to only show transactions from book shops!
We used to regularly visit our local Library, not only to save money but to support and keep our Library open in the community. My Son uses the library less often now as he has exhausted the selection of books that are available. You can always order books from other libraries or even order request that the library order a specific book in, this however can take weeks, even months before the book is available to lend.
Today, we had a rather unexpected find of some fantastic books for Teens in one of our biggest Book hauls to date!
Saving Money buying second hand Teen novels
I am not shy to say I absolutely love Charity shops and have found many bargains over the years in some of my local Charity shops and car boot sales.
On a quick walk to the shops this morning, I had a quick nosey in my local Charity shops to see if I could grab a bargain. I was absolutely shocked to find this full set of Alex Rider books by the Author Anthony Horowitz who is a top writer in Teen fiction.
The books were in fantastic condition and some copies were even hardback and all for only 50 pence Each. With a retail value of £67.92, I am sure you will agree that paying only £4.00, I grabbed a complete bargain!
In the same shop we came across a set of four True Bond books by Charlie Higson, which includes 2 very spectacular looking hard backs. The collection is missing the first of the series but purchasing only one in our local bookshop or on Amazon is far cheaper than paying the RRP of £39.95 for the set. Paying yet again only 50pence per book for the four we already have, we could potentially get the full set for £8.96.
Our last two finds were the ones my Teen son was most excited about. The second Harry Potter novel ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’, he is probably one of the only Children or Teens not to have read these books!
The book of the day that had my son completely overwhelmed, was this very old version of ‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R Tolkien published in the 1990’s and cost us only 10 pence.
My teenage son has plenty of books now to keep him busy and plenty of new worlds to escape to and explore! Although there was an element of luck in finding all of these wonderful books I will most definitely be searching the charity shops to save some money in future. At least before I pay full price for a book.
What is your Teens favourite book?
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