One Last Used Book Sale {Listing Books for my Mom}

by | Aug 6, 2013 | Book Sale | 37 comments

I asked my mom if she had any books she wanted me to list for her this year during the Online Curriculum Sale Blog Hop that I am hosting.  She had “a few” now that she is “retiring” from Home Educating after 25 years and my youngest brothers are headed off to college in the fall!

It took way longer than I planned some time, but I finally took pictures and listed them all below! They have all been used and range from very good to poor condition, with wear to the covers (some more than others and some with page curling, as you can see in the pictures), but all still useable.  We tried to price them accordingly.  If you have any questions please ask!

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

These books will be shipped directly from my mom, and can’t be combined with any of the books that I have left. (By the way, I just reduced the prices on some of my remaining books here and here. Also be sure to check the link up for other new book sales!) Shipping will be a flat rate of $3.00 for 1-3 items (if they will fit in an envelope) and $6.00 for 4+ items or a box of any size, to cover the cost of packaging and media rate in the continental U.S.

Latin: First Year (Henle Latin), 2 1 available, Asking $5.00 each (Sale Pending)

Latin: Second Year (Henle Latin, 2 1 available, Asking $5.00 each (Sale Pending)
Latin: Grammar (Henle Latin), Asking $5.00 (SOLD)
Latin: First Year (hardcover), Asking $7.00 (SOLD)
Latin: Second Year (hardcover), Asking $7.00 (SOLD)

Vocabulary From Classical Roots: Book E, Asking $5.00 Reduced to $3.00

Elementary Latin Exercises, Asking $10.00 Reduced to $8.00

Wheelock’s Latin Grammar, Asking $3.00

Workbook for Wheelock’s Latin, (a few lessons with writing), Asking $4.00

Latin & English Dictionary, Asking $1.00 (SOLD)

Saxon Physics Student Textbook, Asking $30.00 Reduced to $25.00

Math 76 Textbook, Asking $6.00 Reduced to $5.00

Algebra 1/2 (Second Edition), Asking $5.00 (SOLD)

Saxon Advanced Mathematics Second Edition, Asking $20.00  Reduced to $17.00

Euclid The Thirteen Books of The Elements Volume 1, Asking $5.00 Reduced to $3.00

Algebra 1 (Second Edition), Asking $5.00

Algebra 1 (First Edition), Asking $5.00

Geometry, Asking $10.00 Reduced to $8.00

Of America Vol. 1, Asking $3.00

Of America Vol. 2, Asking $3.00

Government in America, Asking $3.00 (SOLD)

American Government A Complete Coursebook, Asking $5.00 (SOLD)

Winning Government Grants and Contracts for your Small Business, Asking $1.00

A History of US: From Colonies to Country, paperback, Asking $4.00

A History of US: The New Nation, paperback, Asking $4.00

A History of US: Liberty for All?, paperback, Asking $4.00

Or $10.00 for the set of all three Reduced to $8.00 (SOLD)

New Voyages in English Teacher’s Editions 4 (SOLD) 

Voyages in English 7 Hardcover with OLVS Teacher’s Manual, Asking $8.00 for the set

Voyages in English 8 Teacher’s Manual, Asking $2.00

Voyages in English 5 – Old Hardcover, binding taped, with OLVS Teacher’s Manual and Key for Voyages in English – Asking $4.00 for the set

Abeka Earth Science with Test Booklet, Asking $4.00

Abeka Basic Science, Asking $4.00

Abeka Biology: God’s Living Creation, Asking $4.00

World Geography, Asking $4.00

Science and Living in God’s World Grade 5, Asking $6.00

Science and Living in God’s World Grade 6, Asking $5.00 (SOLD)

Science and Living in God’s World Grade 7, Asking $5.00 (SOLD)

Science and Living in God’s World Grade 8, Asking $5.00 (SOLD)

Kolbe Academy Church History II/Apologetics Reader, Asking $12.00 (SOLD)

Kolbe Academy The Kolbe Roman Reader: Ancient Roman Literature (2 Available) Asking $6.00 (SOLD)

Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry by Karen C Timberlake, Sixth Edition, Asking $4.00
Chemistry Prentice Hall, 2 1 Available, Asking $20.00 each (SOLD)

Biology Prentice Hall, Asking $20.00 each Reduced $17.00 each

Macmillan Dictionary, Asking $2.00
The Knowledge Factory, Asking $3.00 (SOLD)

Penguin Classics – May contain some highlighting/underlining
Asking $4.00 Each
Aesop: The Complete Fables (SOLD)
Eusebius: The History of the Church (2 Available) (SOLD)
Saint Augustine: Confessions
Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales (SOLD)
Livy: The Early History of Rome
Joinville And Villehardouin: Chronicles of the Crusades (SOLD)
Beowolf: A Prose Translation (SOLD)
Einhard and Notker the Stammerer: Two Lives of Charlemagne (SOLD)
Early Christian Writings
Gregory of Tours: The History of the Franks (Sale Pending)
Great Dialogues of Plato
Ovid: Metamorphoses
Thucydides: History of the Peloponnesian War
Tacitus: The Annals of Imperial Rome (SOLD)
Herodotus: The Histories (Sale Pending)
Geoffrey Chauces: The Canterbury Tales (2nd Copy, different cover) (SOLD)
Marco Polo: The Travels (SOLD)
Livy: The War With Hannibal

Cliff Notes: The Tempest, Asking $1.00 (SOLD)

Cliff Notes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Asking $1.00 (SOLD)

Cliff Notes: King Lear, Asking $1.00 (SOLD)

Coriolanus – Asking $4.00

No Fear Shakespeare: King Lear, Asking $3.00 
No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet, Asking $3.00 (SOLD)

The Official SAT Study Guide with DVD (2 1 available – Very Good Condition, name on front cover), Asking $12.00

The Official Study Guide for ALL SAT Subject Tests 2nd Edition, Asking $10.00

Can You Pass These Tests? Asking $2.00

Kaplan Act in a Box, Asking $2.00

Kaplan Sat in a Box, Asking $2.00

Our Life With God Religion Series, Teacher’s Manual and Key for Book 5, God Leads Me, ©1960, Very Good, Asking $10.00 Reduced to $7.00

The Kingdom of God Series, Bible Lessons, William Newton & Ellamay Horan, ©1937/1942, Good,
Asking $15.00 Reduced to $10.00

Abigail Adams: The President’s Lady by Regina Kelly, ©1962, Good, Asking $8.00 Reduced to $6.00

Streets and Roads, Basic Readers 1946-1947 Edition, Acceptable, First Page is falling out/half, Asking $8.00 Reduced to $6.00

Around the Corner, ©1957, Good, Asking $6.00 Reduced to $5.00

The New If I Were Going, ©1936, 1951 Edition, Asking $5.00

Creatures in God’s World by Sister M. Veronice ©1959, Asking $5.00 (SOLD)

Wild Bill Hockok Tames the West by Stewart H. Holbrook, Lots of Cover Wear, ©1952, Asking $3.00

Meet The North American Indians, Asking $2.00

California: The Story of Our Southwest Corner by Grace S. Dawson, ©1939, Cover split and taped together, Asking $5.00 Reduced to $3.00

Set of Children’s Saint Picture Books, Mostly by Father Lovasik, in fair to poor condition
$5.00 for the Set (SOLD)

New Catholic Picture Bible, Asking $3.00 (SOLD)

Francis: The Knight of Assisi, Asking $1.00

My Prayerbook, Asking $1.00

Leading The Little Ones to Mary, Asking $2.00 (SOLD)

Glory to the Newborn King, Asking $1.00

Our Friends The Saints, Asking $4.00 Reduced to $3.00

Is it a Saint’s Name?, Asking $5.00 (Sale Pending)

A Saint for Your Name: Saints for Boys, Asking $3.00 (SOLD)

A Saint for Your Name: Saints for Girls, Asking $3.00 (SOLD)

American History, Grade 5 Teachers Manual & Answer Key OLVS, Asking $1.00 (SOLD)
Our Quest for Happiness: Our Goal and Our Guide Answer Key, Asking $1.00

Traditional Catholic Spelling & Poetry No 7, OLVS, Asking $1.00

The Story of the Church Answer Key, Asking $1.00

Following Christ in the World by Anne Carroll, Seton Home Study Press, Asking $8.00

Bible History by Ignatius Schuster, Lepanto Press, Answer Key for Part One, Asking $1.00 
Science and Living in God’s World Grade 8 Answer Key, Text and Student Quiz Booklet, Asking $1.00  (SOLD)
Traditional Catholic Speller & Workbooks Grade 8 Answer Key, Asking $1.00 (SOLD)
Exercises in English 7, ©1960, some writing in pencil that has been erased, Asking $4.00

American History, Lepanto Press, Like New, Asking $20.00 Reduced to $17.00

Quest of a Hemisphere, ©1970, Like New with some cover wear, Asking $10.00 Reduced to $8.00

Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia ©1954, Asking $5.00 (SOLD)

Exploring Our Living Planet National Geographic, Asking $10.00 (SOLD)

Writing Workshop Level F Workbooks (2 1 Available), Used with Kolbe Academy, Chapter one has pencil writing, Asking $6.00 each

Writing Workshop Level F Teacher’s Edition, Asking $8.00 (SOLD)

Writing Workshop Level E Teacher’s Edition, Asking $8.00

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level H, Asking $3.00

Writing a Research Paper Grades 6-12, Third Edition, Asking $15.00 Reduced to $10.00

Composition Workshop with Teacher’s Guide, Asking $2.00
Report Writing Formula for Success (2 available), Asking $2.00

Warriner’s English Grammar and Composition Third Course, Asking $1.00 (SOLD)

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Asking $1.00 (SOLD)
Days of Healing, Days of Joy, Asking $1.00 (SOLD)
The Ways of God for Meditation and Prayer Attributed to Saint Thomas Aquinas, Asking $1.00 (SOLD)
Dominican Mission Manual, 50 cents (SOLD)
New… St. Joseph Sunday Missal and Hymnal, Free with other purchase (SOLD)
Understanding Our Lady’s Messages, 50 cents (SOLD)
St. Jude Thaddeus, Free with other purchase (SOLD)
Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth, Free with other purchase (SOLD)
A Large Print Prayer Book, Free with other purchase (SOLD)
Mother of Christ Crusade, Free with other purchase (SOLD)

Album of Horses, Asking $8.00 (SOLD)

Alaskan Wildlife, Asking $1.00 (SOLD)

Atoms and Molecules, Asking $4.00 (SOLD)

Mysteries and Legends of Montana, Asking $2.00

The New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History, Asking $4.00

The Old World and America with Answer Key, Asking $10.00 (SOLD)

Church History, Asking $15.00 Reduced to $10.00

Christ and the Americas, Poor Condition/Spine Spliting Inside, Asking $4.00 (SOLD)

Our Pioneers and Patriots Answer Key, Asking $5.00 (SOLD)

Christ the Kind Lord of History with Teacher’s Guide and Answer Key, Asking $10.00 (SOLD)

Christ and the Americas, very good condition, with Answer Key, Asking $12.00 (SOLD)

Most of these books (those pictured in the top two rows above) have heavy wear, especially to the covers.  Pages are clean for the most part, with some minor markings and page curling.  

Credo: I Believe: Book 5, Asking $2.00 (SOLD)

Jesus Our Guide: Book 4, Asking $3.00 (SOLD)
Following Christ: Book 6, 2 available, Asking $2.00 each

The Baltimore Catechisms are old (most from the school my dad attended as a child) and some of the spines have been taped together in some cases, with a few torn pages).  These are free for whoever would like a copy shipped with any other books purchased.    

The New Saint Joseph First Communion Catechism, 2 1 available, Free with other purchase
The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism No 2, 3 1 available, Free with other purchase
The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism No 1, 4 3 available, Free with other purchase
Baltimore Catechism No 1, Free with other purchase 

Introduction to the Bible, Cover falling off, Asking $2.00 (SOLD)
Christ’s Law of Love, 2 available, Asking $2.00 each 
Christ our Way to the Father, 2 available, Asking $2.00 each 
My Reconciliation Book, 2 available, 50 cents each
A Child’s Book of Parables, Asking $1.00 (SOLD)
Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Asking $2.00  (SOLD)
True Devotion to Mary, Asking $4.00 Reduced to $2.00

Saint Anthony The Wonder-Worker of Padua, Asking $ 2.00
Dogmatic Canons and DecreesAsking $4.00 (SOLD)
These Are Our Freedoms, Asking $5.00 (SOLD)

This is Our Parish, Asking $5.00 (SOLD)

Mass and the Sacraments, Asking $5.00 (SOLD)

Dominic Savio: Teenage Saint, Asking $10.00 (SOLD) 

The Origin of the Rings VHS, Asking $1.00

Treasures of Catholicism 2 VHS Set, Asking $4.00

Unlocking the Secrets of the Shroud, Asking $1.00 (SOLD)

Our Father’s Plan 3 VHS Set, Asking $4.00 (SOLD)

McGuffey’s 6th Eclectic Reader (other two McGuffey’s removed from sale), Asking $2.00  

The Elementary Spelling Book (3 2 Available) ©1908  $10.00 each 

Catholic Home Education Student Planner, Inside of cover has old calendars (1999-2001) but the rest of the pages are undated and can be customized for any week.  A Few pages have been written on with pencil.  Asking $5.00 (SOLD)

Please leave a comment, or email me directly, if you have any questions. 
Thanks for taking a look!


  1. Erin

    Just wanted to say to your mum, "Well done good and faithful servant" Totally inspired by her! So often I hear of large families here who don't hs all the way through for all of their children. It makes me nervous that I won't make it for the long haul for all of mine, some days I look at my little ones and wonder, do I have it in me to give them the same as the olders. Thanks to your mum for being a HUGE source of inspiration. I can only imagine what a massive change this will be for her (I'm 10 years on the road behind her) I'm sure Our Lord will have wonderful plans to unfurl for her.

  2. Nope

    HI, I think my friend was looking for the the Old World and America. Please let me check with her. It is a huge time difference since she is in New Mexico but I will get with you later this morning!! Thank you

  3. Erin

    I would like
    The American Heritage First Dictionary
    New Catholic Picture Bible
    Is it a Saints Name
    My email address is
    Thank you so much!

  4. Jenny

    Hi Jessica, I agree with Erin this collection is inspiring! I would love to purchase:
    -both hardcover HENLE Latin books and
    -the American Government: A Complete Coursework.

  5. Julie

    Hi, If Dessi friend does not want this can I be second on the The Old World and America with Answer Key, Asking $10.00.Thanks for all you do. I can pay PayPal,
    my email is God Bless! Julie

  6. Jenny

    email: rjelias(at)roadrunner(dot)com

  7. sara

    I am interested in:
    This is our Parish
    These are our Freedoms
    Holiness for Housewives

  8. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you all for your interest! I'm sorting though the comments and emails this morning, and will contact you all in the order received. It looks like there has been a few duplicate requests made, before I was able to update the post with sales pending. My kids are all going to be waking up soon for breakfast but I will get back to you all as quickly as I can. Thanks again!

  9. Jessica Gordon

    Okay, Julie! You are first in line. Thanks! 🙂

  10. Jessica Gordon

    I will hold it for you this morning. Let me know once you hear from her. Thanks! 🙂

  11. Anonymous

    Jessica! I will take the Warriner's English Grammar and Composition Third Course! If it isn't taken already.

  12. Janine

    Hi Jessica,

    I'd like the American Government book and Christ and the Americas set.


  13. Janine

    Just to clarify since there are several American Government books: I wanted the hardcover Government in America book. 🙂

  14. Jodi

    Hi Jessica! I would please like the following books:
    Science & Living 6, 7, & 8
    The Knowledge Factory
    Cliff Notes: Tempest, Midsummer, & King Lear
    No Fear: Hamlet
    A Saint for Your Name: The Boy and the Girl
    American History Teachers Manual & Answer key
    Traditional Catholic Spelling and Poetry
    Science & Living grade 8 answer key
    Christ and the Americas
    St. Ignatius
    And if I understood correctly, the following books are free since I purchased other books, I think?
    Intro. to the Bible
    Child's book of parables
    Outlines of the Catholic Faith

    Thank you!

  15. Anonymous

    Hi, Congratulations to your mom for a job well done and to you for the wonderful way you have listed her books! I'm interested in $10. Christ the King Lord of History teachers guide and answer key. $12. Christ and the Americas w answer key. $5. Our Pioneers and Patriots answer key. $4. Usborne Atoms and Molecules and $5.00 the Catholic Home Education Student Planner Please. God bless, Mary my email is

  16. Jeannie

    I would like, if still available:
    Exploring Our Living Planet
    Compton Pictured Encylcopedia

  17. Jessica Gordon

    I'm sorry, that was a little confusing, wasn't it? 🙂 The Baltimore Catechisms are the books that are "free with purchase" not the books listed below with prices. Are you still interested in Into to the Bible, Child's Book of Parables and Outlines of the Catholic Faith?

    Also I am still sifting through emails, but I think I still have all the books, except for Christ and the Americas for you. If you could send me your email address that would be great! it doesn't seem to be linked to your profile. Thanks!

  18. Jeannie

    I would like to add:

    The Elementary Spelling Book (1 copy)

  19. Jessica Gordon

    Perfect! 🙂 I've pulled aside your books and will email you soon.

  20. Jodi

    Oops, forgot my e-mail.

  21. Jodi

    Oh, okay. Then please remove the last three books( Bible, Child's book of parables, and Outlines of the Catholic Faith). Sorry about that!! Thanks, Jessica.

  22. Jessica Gordon

    No problem! I updated the post so hopefully it is a little clearer. I probably should have been sleeping instead of trying to finish this post at 2am. 😉 I will email you a little later this morning with your total. Thanks!

  23. Lisa H


    I am interested in:
    Latin/English dictionary
    Eusebius: History of the Church
    Marco Polo
    SAT Study Guide w/DVD
    Intro to the Bible
    Mass and the Sacraments

  24. Nope

    Oooo, I am so sorry but my friend said that is not the book she was looking for. Thank you so much for your kindness.

  25. Aleesa

    Hi Jessica,

    Are the The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism No 2, 3 and
    The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism No 1, 4 available?



  26. Aleesa

    This comment has been removed by the author.

  27. Beth F

    Hi! I'm wondering if the Latin: First Year (Henle Latin),Latin: Second Year (Henle Latin, and Latin: Grammar (Henle Latin) are still available?


    Beth (catholicmumma at gmail dot com)

  28. Beth

    Well, my husband found the First Year and the Grammar book from his bookshelf, so I'd just need the second year book.

  29. Jessica Gordon

    Hi Aleesa! Yes they are still available. Send me an email if you are interested in a copy of each of them. 🙂

  30. Jessica

    Prima Latina Teacher Manual, Asking $7.00
    Scholastic Children's Dictionary, Asking $2.00
    The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism No 2 (Free)

  31. Erica

    I would like the following please,

    Aesop: The Complete Fables
    Einhard Notker the Stammerer: Two Lives of Charlemagne
    Herodotus: The Histories
    Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales 2nd copy (please make sure it's the copy with a person on a horse).

  32. Jessica Gordon

    Hello Erica, I have these pulled aside for you, but your email doesn't seem to be linked to your profile. Could you please send me an email so we can arrange payment and shipping? Thanks!


  33. Anonymous

    Hi Jessica (again!); )

    I would like to purchase:

    Henle First Year Latin
    Eusebuis: The History of the Church
    Joinville… : Chronicales of the Crusades
    Gregory of Tours: The History of the Franks
    Tacitus: The Annals of Imperial Rome

    Thanks so much and God bless,
    krisvog2000 at yahoo dot com

  34. Catholic M

    Are you still accepting orders?
    Would accept an offer of $11 for all:
    Streets and Roads,
    Around the Corner,
    The New If I Were Going
    St. Anthony the Wonderworker of Padua


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