Organizing the School Room :: A Used Book Sale #2

by | Aug 1, 2011 | Book Sale | 26 comments

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I will be hosting a Used Book Sale Link-up here at Shower of Roses today!! The last Used Book Sale I had really motivated me to continue sorting though our books and I have come up with the items pictured below, to pass on to other homes where they might be used a little more. The embarrassing thing is, even with all the books I’ve boxed to sell, I still have quite a few baskets of books that do not have a home, in addition to all the books that are stored in my closet! (I’m starting to think that the solution, at this point, might just be a couple new bookshelves, since we really don’t have all that many!)

If you are interested in purchasing any of the books listed, please leave a comment with your email address and I will send you your total, with shipping, along with my PayPal info. (If you’d rather not leave your email address, you can email me directly at jessica(dot)showerofroses(at)gmail(dot)com.

Shipping will be $3.50 for 1-2 items and $5.00 for 3 or more, to cover the cost of packaging and media rate in the continental U.S. If you end up ordering a lot of books, or you would like the books mailed elsewhere, I will get back to you with the actual shipping costs.

Thank you for taking a look, and be sure to check the link-up for even more online used book sales!

UPDATE 8/2:  Thank you all for your purchases!  Everything that has been purchased so far has been marked sold and packaged for shipment.   I also just went through and reduced the prices on some of the remaining items.

UPDATE 8/15:  I am no longer updating this post.   You can see all the remaining items available, discounted even further, here.   

I purchased this Sound Beginnings Program and never did end up using it.  It is all in like new condition.  I would like to sell the whole set all together for $67.00 (it totals $87+ shipping if purchased new). (Sold)
  • Sound Beginnings: Parent/Teacher Manual ($38)
  • Sound Beginnings: Worksheets ($6)
  • Easy Reader’s Bible ($17)
  • Sound Beginnings: CD ($8)
  • Sound Beginnings: Composition Notebook ($6)
  • Sound Beginnings: Phonogram Cards ($12)

I purchased these Music Book & CD combo’s from Nova Natural.   “Mary Schunemann’s lilting voice can get toddlers active with the most important instrument of all — their voices.”

Hardcover Catholic Picture Books by Inos Biffi and Home Catechesis Manuals:
  • The Sacraments by Inos Biffi, Out of Print – ex library book, Asking $5.00 (Sold)
  • An Introduction to the Liturgical Year by Inos Biffi, Out of Print – very good condition, Asking $15.00 (Sold)
  • The Ten Commandments (My First Catechism) by Inos Biffi, Out of Print – very good condition, Asking $7.00  (Sold)
  • Home Catechesis Manual for Ages 3-5, by Moira Farrell. Finally, a home-based program of religious education in the Montessori tradition! This spiral-bound manual offers thirty-two scripted presentations for children ages 3 to 5. Also, patterns, ideas and directions for making all the necessary hands-on materials. Topics include: items used at Mass, parts of the Mass, biblical geography, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Parables of the Kingdom, Baptism, Creation, and others. like new (retails for $40+s/h), Asking $35.00   (Sold)
  • Home Catechesis Manual for Ages 6-9by Moira Farrell. These spiral bound pages offer twenty-seven scripted presentations for chidlren ages 6 to 9. Topics include: Solar Calendar, Liturgical Calendar, Advent Wreath, Jesse Tree, Annunciation, Visitation, Epiphany, Zacchaeus, Bartimaeus, Palm Sunday, Last Supper, Eucharistic Presence of the Good Shepherd, Seder Meal, Parts of the Mass, etc. Includes patterns, ideas and directions to make the hands-on materials to accompany these presentationslike new (retails for $40+s/h), Asking $35.00 (Sold)

I have extras of both of these and decided to list them as well.  We use them every Lent and Easter season!

These Father Lovasik Picture Books are all duplicates of ones on our shelves, and all in brand new condition.  These are currently sold at Amazon in packs of 10 for around $11.70 per package.   I am asking $1.00 per book

Various Coloring Books and Workbooks, all in new condition:
Catholic Artworks Poster Set – in like new condition, since I have duplicates of these… They will be shipped all together in a Poster Tube.  The Mary and the 50 States poster is pictured above, hanging in our school room.  Asking $15.00 for all 4 posters (Sold)  Includes:  
  • Mary and the 50 States
  • Who do you say that I Am?
  • Our Lady
  • St. Paul

Religion and Spelling Books from Seton and Building Spelling Skills:

This set of Science books/materials is used by Kolbe Academy in the 1st-4th Grades – I purchased it all used from Amazon, Ebay and Cathswap. Purchase all the Harcourt materials together for $50.00.  

  • Saxon Math 3 Home Study Kit with Workbooks and Meeting Book, Asking $50.00  (Sold)
  • Math K Meeting Book (new),Asking $7.00 (Sold)
  • Saxon Math 54 textbook, this has lots of wear but is still useable, Asking $5.00
  • Saxon Math 65 with Home Study Packet,  this has lots of wear but is still useable, Asking $6.00 (Sold)

    I was so torn on whether or not to sell these. . . I loved this program, I just couldn’t find enough time in the day to do it consistently with all of my children. . .  Anyhow, after taking the picture I’ve decided to keep Level A & B for now.   Level C & D have never been used, though there are a few pencil marks on the Level C book.  

    Various Art Books, all in very good condition:

      These are old, out of print hardcover books from a Catholic Elementary School.  All have wear, due to their age – mainly to the corners of the cover, but the pages and binding are all in great condition: 
      • Exploring God’s World (Catholic Elementary School Science Program), 1960 edition, Book 5,  Asking $10.00 (Sold)
      • The New More Streets and Roads, Book 3-2, 1956 Edition, Asking $10.00 (Sold)
      • The New Days and Deeds (The New Cathedral Basic Readers), 1956 edition, Book 5-1, Asking $10.00 (Sold)
      • More Days and Deeds (The New Cathedral Basic Readers), 1957 edition, Book 5-2, Asking $10.00 (Sold)
      • The New People and Progress (The New Cathedral Basic Readers), 1958 edition, Book 6-1, Asking $10.00 (Sold)

      Various History Books and Music CD, most of these are duplicates:
      Miscellaneous Books – all in like new condition:

      Even More Miscellaneous Books, Games, Etc:

      Here is a variety of other miscellaneous books, dvds, and cds:

      Various books, all in excellent to like new condition:

      My husband went through some of his history books as well:

      Irish History Books:


      And, before I go, here are a few baby items I no longer use – I believe these are all the regular size.  I am 5′ 6″ and they all fit perfectly:
      *The Shipping on these items is a little more, since they can not be sent Media Mail. From my first calculation, they cost about $8.67 to ship.  I am asking $25 ppd for one of these, $40 ppd for two, or $55 ppd for all three.

      Please leave a comment, or email me directly, if you have any questions!   I’ll be checking emails on and off each morning, until about 2pm (PST), and then again after dinner. 


      1. Megan

        The Practice of Presence of God

        1- About Rosary Coloring Book
        1- Catholic ABC Coloring Book
        1- Everyday Prayers Coloring Book

        rosemeg451 (at) gmail (dot) com


      2. Anonymous

        Good morning! I am so glad I get to be one of the first ones to get to post and hopefully get what i want 🙂
        So far I would like the old books (1950's?)from the Catholic school. I will continue to add to my list, but I REALLY want these so I wanted to call dibs on them 🙂


      3. Christina

        I would love to order one of each of the Fr. Lovasik books other than St. Peter since we have that one already! Just let me know what the total would be! Thanks!

        4maneys at gmail dot com

      4. janine_tsac

        Hello Jessica! I would like to get the following:
        2- About Rosary Coloring Books
        2- Catholic ABC Coloring Books
        2- Everyday Prayers Coloring Book
        Opposites Usborne Book
        Do-A-Dot Art Mighty Truck book
        Lovasik books:

        First Catholic Picture Dictionary
        Going to Confession

        Nova Natural: This is the Way We Wash A Day CD and book

        janine_tsac (at) yahoo (dot) com


      5. Renee

        1 – About Rosary Coloring Book
        1 – Catholic ABC Coloring Book
        1 – Everyday Prayers Coloring Book
        Great Explorers Coloring Book

        Seton Religion 1 and 2

        History Pockets

        Red Badge of Courage

        If You Lived in Colonial Times

        Thank you!

      6. Jessica Gordon

        Wow!! I am having a hard time keeping up! I am updating the post as quickly as possible with all the Sale Pendings – both through the comments and direct emails. I will email you all shortly, as soon as I finish updating this post. Thank you!!

      7. Melinda


        I'll take the Saxon 3 if it is still available. I will have to pay the same way as last time, if that is okay!


      8. Jessica Gordon

        I am caught up at the moment, and have responded to everyone's requests up until this point with your totals and my paypal info. If you didn't get my response, be sure to let me know!

        I have also updated this post with all the sales pending, so it is easy to see what is still available. Thanks!!

      9. Suzanne

        Good Afternoon…
        I would like the First Language Lessons, if a Garden of the Good Shepherd is still available, one of those, Blessed Kateri, St. Francis, St. pat books and The Courage of Sarah Noble. Thanks!

      10. Jessica Gordon

        Suzanne ~ I do still have all those books, except for the Garden of the Good Shepherd. Please send me your email address and I will get you your total along with my paypal address. Thank you!

      11. Pam

        Hi, Jessica

        If they're still available, I'd like all the Biffi books and one of the 40 days/40 nights ark sticker calendar.



      12. Pam

        Hi, again….

        Also the Right Start Level C (both books).



      13. Jessica Gordon

        Pam ~ I am holding the books you requested for you, please send me your email address and I will send you your total. Thank you!

      14. Katie

        Teaching Montessori the Preschool Years

        First Art

        Thank you so much~


      15. Lenetta

        I would like one each of the remaining Fr Lovasik books *except* St. Patrick (already have it since she was born on his day!) lkuehn at catholicweb dot com thanks!

      16. Karina

        Can I please get Seton Spelling 3, and Bad Catholics guide to wine. etc.

      17. Pamela

        I left a message about the Saxon K book I would like this please:)

      18. Jessica Gordon

        Between all of your purchases, in addition to daily swimming lessons for all 6 of our children, it has been a BUSY week!! 🙂

        At this point I have everything that has been ordered and paid for so far either shipped or ready to ship this afternoon on our way to town. Thank you all!

        If any one else is interested in anything that is left, just let me know! Thank you again!

      19. sonia

        Ring sling for me plz! soniafavila at gmail dot com

      20. Suzanne

        I would take the Right Start lesson D. Does this include the teacher and student books? Thanks. Suzanne

      21. Jessica Gordon

        Hello Suzanne, This is actually last years post, and I am no longer updating it with what has sold/what is still available. You can find my post for this year here: Our 2012 Used Book Sale I'm sorry, but I did end up selling my Right Start Level D book yesterday…


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