I also got theses. I like finding workbooks from other curriculums, and using them for extra practice.
I have found several Harcourt readers lately. I am very cautious about what I let my kids read. I do check the content, even at this young level, public schools books DO have things in them that we do not agree with.
On that note.....If your library has a anual sale--RUN, don't walk, to it!
We actually went this morning and only found 3 books=(. But, our library has a shelf year-round, that they sell donated and old books on. I have found American Girl books on tape, teacher resources, and more. I look for the old covers, it seems the library is "weeding out" some great classics. Making space for more politically correct books, I'm sure. Which means our grandchildren probably will not even be able to get much use out of public libraries....anywho.
I was very excited to find some D'Aulaire books for a quarter!!
I got it for Kristen, but it's growing on me. Emmi has already named him Kiko.
This bird may find a home in our playroom---poor Kristen.