Our 2014 Used Book Sale {August 1-7, 2014}

by | Aug 1, 2014 | Book Sale | 32 comments

It’s time for the 4th Annual Online Curriculum Sale Blog Hop! You can find all the details, browse books for sale on other blogs, or add a link to your own post here.

Most of the books in this post were left over from the last book sale in May.  I’ve reduced the prices and added some new books as well.  I really don’t have that much to sell this time, but I may be back later to add some more if I get a chance to go through the bookshelves in the bedrooms.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the items in this post, please leave a comment listing the books you would like, along with your email address. (The email address box is now part of the comment form here at Shower of Roses and it won’t be displayed publicly.) I will send you a private email with your total, including shipping, along with my Paypal address.

Shipping will be a flat rate of $4.00 for 1-3 items (if they will fit in a padded envelope) and $7.00 for a box of any size, to help cover the cost of packaging and media rate postage in the United States.

Out of consideration for myself and everyone else participating in the Curriculum Sale Blog Hop, please only request items that you intend to purchase and are able to submit payment for promptly, preferably within 24 hours, unless other arrangements have been made.

Thank you!                                                                                Note:  Most links are affiliate links. 

Saxon Math 7/6 ISBN 1565775074, $10.00 (Previous school textbooks, with wear to covers, fourth edition and nearly identical to the Saxon 7/6: Homeschool Edition. Last year my two oldest boys used 7/6 together with tutors, one the hardcover and one the softcover.)
Asking $10 each (3 1 available at $10)

Saxon 8/7 Second Edition ISBN 1565771885, $5.00 (sold)
Saxon Math 7/6: Homeschool Edition, good/very good condition, purchased new and used by one child, $25.00 (switching to a copy of the hardcover Saxon 7/6 4th edition for the rest of the children)
Saxon Math 6/5: Homeschool Edition (with partially used Tests and Worksheets – missing pages 12-56 of 272) very good condition/used by one child for a couple months before switching to hardcover, $25.00 (sold)
Saxon Math 5/4: Homeschool Edition, acceptable, purchased used/wear to cover, I did tape the spine of the book where it was splitting apart, $10.00 (sold)

We Follow Jesus: Image of God Series 4, very good, some wear to cover $1.00 (sold)

The Seven Sacraments Classroom Cards (Catholic Artworks – Retail $10.00), $5.00 (sold)
Seton Health Five, $2.00 (sold)

The Life of Grace Teacher’s Manual ISBN 0898701244, $2.00 (sold)
The Life of Grace Activity Book ISBN 089870084, $2.00 (sold)
Jesus our Life Activity Book  ISBN 0898708958, $2.00 (sold)

Jesus our Guide Activity Book (not pictured) ISBN 9780898708974 Revised Edition, $4.00 (sold)

Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers  (Very Good Condition) and Alpha-Phonics Companion Workbook  (Like New) – Purchase the set for $15.00 (sold)

Play ‘n Talk (visit website here) I purchased this program when our oldest was in Pre-School, but only used it for a few months before continuing my search for “the perfect program” – discovering a couple years later, after many failed attempts at teaching him to read, that we were dealing with auditory processing challenges and needed special tutoring. This program had been highly recommend by a local friend who used it successfully with all her children.  I’ve hung on to it for years and thought about trying it again with the younger children, but for now I’m happy with Primary Arts of Language and All About Reading.  It comes with a number of learning games including Ring N Key, Riddles n’ Rhyme, Spell Lingo, and more. You can read through their brochure here. It was originally $299 + shipping and handling.  Asking $180.00 ppd OBO. (sold)

To Grow By Storybook Readers Series A, Books 1-9 plus Activity Book, $20.00 for set OBO
(for use with Play n’ Talk or as reinforcement of any reading program) (sold)

To Grow By Storybook Readers Series B, Books 10-18 plus Activity Book, $20.00 for set OBO
(for use with Play n’ Talk or as reinforcement of any reading program) (sold)

My Little Reader (10 Paper Booklets/Readers) $5.00 for set (sold)

The Universe in my Hands with Dividers, Asking $20.00 OBO

Humility of Heart, older version of this, binding loose on one end, FREE for postage

Purgatory Explained, $1.00 (sold)

Christs Appeal for Love, $1.00

The Saints Show Us Christ, paperback, shelf wear, $2.50

The Last Things, paperback, $2.50

A Man for All Seasons: A Play in Two Acts, $2.50

St. Margaret Clitherow – “The Pearl of York”, $2.00 (sold)

The Divine Life of the Most Holy Virgin, $5.00

Mom to Mom, Day to Day, like new, $3.00 (sold)

All About the Angels, $2.00 (sold)

A Pilgrim’s Journey: The Autobiography of St. Ignatius of Loyola, $4.00 (sold)

Dollfuss: An Austrian Patriot, $5.00

Secrets of the Eucharist, $1.00 (sld)

How Christ Changed the World, highlighting throughout, FREE for postage

Angels (and Demons): What do we really know about them? $2.00 (sold)

The Angels: The Catholic Teaching on the Angels, $2.00 (sold)

Christ and His Sacraments, 1958, ex-library, binding cracking, wear to cover with age, $2.00 (sold)

Secular Saints, hardcover, wear/fading to dust cover, otherwise in great condition, $10.00

A Short Life of Christ, 1952, $5.00

The Black Arrow, $2.00

The West Point Story, copyright 1956, ex-library, $2.00 (sold)

All Usborne Books which I’m not interested in keeping, all in new/like new condition.
See inside Space and See inside Planet Earth (really wishing I wouldn’t have purchased these two. If you want them you can have them. Maybe one of you could do something creative with them, otherwise they are going in the trash.) FREE for postage  (sold)
Baby’s Very First Black and White Library (Box set of Small Board Books), $4.00
I am Jack, $1.00
Bob is a Unicorn, $1.00
The Last Thirteen, $1.00 (2 available)  

Pampered Chef Cookbooks/Recipes: Classics; Light & Simple; Great Grilling; Soups, Stews & Chilis – $3.00 for all four (sold)

Pampered Chef: More Stoneware Sensations, $1.00
Betty Crocker New Christmas Cookbook, $2.00 (sold)
Pampered Chef Delightful Desserts, $1.00

Christmas Drinks, $1.00 (sold)

Please leave a comment, or email me directly at jessica(dot)showerofroses(at)gmail(dot)com, if you have any questions. Thank you! 


  1. Elizabeth Gabbard

    I would like the following books, All about angels Angels, the catholic teaching on them angels My little readers, Thank you, Elizabeth Emgabbard@icloud.com

    2014-08-01 17:07:37

  2. Lindsay V

    I would like Saxon 8/7 please! Thanks! Lindsay lvardalos@gmail.com

    2014-08-01 17:12:51

  3. Elizabeth Gabbard

    Hi Jessica, It is Elizabeth again and I would also like Saxon 5/4 Saxon 6/5 Thanks, Elizabeth Emgabbard@icloud.com

    2014-08-01 17:25:18

  4. Jessica Gordon

    Great! I'm on the phone, but will update the post to sale pending and email you soon 🙂 Thanks!

    2014-08-01 17:29:49

  5. Amanda

    Would the alpha phonics set fit in a padded envelope or would it need a box?

    2014-08-01 17:30:30

  6. Anne Kathryn

    I would love the Saxon 5/4 (or is the only one sold?). Thanks! akdeviney@hotmail.com

    2014-08-01 17:30:52

  7. Jessica Gordon

    It will fit in an envelope. Would you like me to pull it aside for you?

    2014-08-01 17:31:31

  8. Jessica Gordon

    I just updated the post to sale pending and will email you soon. Thanks!

    2014-08-01 17:32:01

  9. Jessica Gordon

    Yes, Elizabeth just requested Saxon 5/4. Sorry about that!

    2014-08-01 17:33:21

  10. Bethany

    Will We Follow Jesus: Image of God Series 4, Seton Health Five,and Jesus our Guide Activity Book all fit in padded envelope?

    2014-08-01 17:54:46

  11. Jessica Gordon

    Yes 🙂 Would you like me to pull them aside for you?

    2014-08-01 17:56:35

  12. Erica

    Hi Jessica this is what I'd like so far. Thanks Angels and Demons-Peter Kreeft $2.00 New Christmas Cookbook-Betty Crocker $2.00 Christmas Drinks $1.00

    2014-08-01 18:10:36

  13. Jessica Gordon

    I just updated the post, let me know if you'd like to add anything else. I'll send you an email soon. Thanks! 🙂

    2014-08-01 18:14:09

  14. Lauren

    I would like See inside Egypt and I'll take See inside Planet Earth and See inside Space (sorry you didn't like them). Also, if Seton Health 5 falls through, I'll take it 🙂 Thanks for the selling swap again. I linked up last time and sold everything. I think I"ll link up again later tonight 🙂 God bless

    2014-08-01 18:15:44

  15. Emily

    Hi Jessica, I would like the Usborne books See Inside Space & See Inside Planet Earth if they are still available. Thanks, Emily

    2014-08-01 18:16:44

  16. Jessica Gordon

    I'm sorry, Emily, but Lauren beat you to those by a minute. God bless!

    2014-08-01 18:23:47

  17. Bethany

    Yes, please.

    2014-08-01 18:24:43

  18. Jessica Gordon

    I'm pulling them aside for you now, and you are next in line if Bethany decides to pass on the Seton Health 5 book. Thanks! I'm glad to hear that the link up was successful for you last time, and look forward to seeing your post tonight!

    2014-08-01 18:25:36

  19. Lauren

    If you're not sure on the Health book, I'll just go ahead and take the three Usborne books 🙂 You can email me at laurencaggeso at gmail dot com or just reply here :):):) Thanks

    2014-08-01 18:31:55

  20. Olga

    Hi, I am Olga and would like the first encyclopedia of science please.

    2014-08-01 18:59:31

  21. Jessica Gordon

    I pulled it aside for you, Olga, and just sent you an email. Thank you!

    2014-08-01 19:05:51

  22. Amanda

    Yes, thank you!

    2014-08-01 19:17:10

  23. elizabeth Carreon


    Are these still available?
    The Life of Grace Teacher's Manual $2.00
    The Life of Grace Activity Book $2.00

    If so I'd like to purchase them. Thanks!

    2014-08-01 23:22:12

  24. Jessica Gordon

    Yep! I just updated the post to sale pending and will send you an email now. Thanks!

    2014-08-01 23:32:33

  25. Karina

    Hi, Jessica. A question for you…the Saxon Homeschool 7/6 is textbook only no solutions manual, correct? Thank you. Karina

    2014-08-02 07:39:44

  26. Jessica Gordon

    That's correct, Karina. I only own one copy of the 7/6 solutions manual and I won't be selling it anytime soon. 🙂

    2014-08-02 14:19:09

  27. Cecilia

    I would like JEsus our Life activity book if it is available still.

    2014-08-02 19:46:59

  28. Jessica Gordon

    It is still available and I'll save it for you. I'm not near my computer, and won't be the rest of the day, but I'll send you an email either late tonight or tomorrow. Thanks!

    2014-08-02 22:53:39

  29. J Ross

    Jessica, I would like to purchase Purgatory Explained, St Margaret Clitherow, and St Ignatius. Many thanks.

    2014-08-03 18:56:40

  30. Katie A.

    I would like Mom to Mom and Secrets of the Eucharist if they are still available please.

    2014-08-04 05:36:33

  31. mrsmarti

    Play n talk still available? how do I contact you? – mrsmarti

    2014-09-04 22:42:36

  32. Jessica Gordon

    Yes, it is still available. You can send me an email at jessica(dot)showerofroses(at)gmail(dot)com

    2014-09-05 02:16:57


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