Book Hunting Expeditions

BHE (26): Graphic Novels Galore and Book Bargains

It’s our 26th post for our Book Hunting Expedition here in GatheringBooks. For the past several weeks, I have been showcasing books that I have hunted down from our public libraries, and this week is no different. However, I did purchase quite a few books – some are on bargain while others are on 25% discount from Prologue Bookstore here in Singapore. How could I resist such a discounted rate?

Graphic Novel and MG Novel Goodness

For weeks now, I’ve noticed most of the people from the kidlitosphere raving about these graphic novels. I thought I might as well borrow them for my daughter. She finished the first book at one go. We’re still hunting down Book 2. Amulet Book One: The Stonekeeper, Amulet Book 3: The Cloud Searchers, and Amulet Book 4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi.

My daughter also enjoyed reading this book: Middle School, The Worst Years of my Life by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. Since she is in the 5th grade right now, I think most of what she read resonated with her. She finished it in less than a week.

Book Bargains

Our church often sells books at a hugely discounted rate. A few weeks back, I bought 8 books for ten dollars. Here they are.

My eyes nearly popped out from my head when I saw all these Cressida Cowell titles just lying around unloved, I thought that they could find a new home in my shelves: How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale, How to Train Your Dragon, How to Speak Dragonese, How to be a Pirate.

I was also glad to have found Framed: The Perfect Crime… It’s a Work of Art by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Fergus Crane by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell.

These are my ten year old’s choices (obviously), Mr. Midnight titles by James Lee: Heads Will Roll, Don’t Open this Letter, Who Else is Living in Our House? Our School Ghost.

Titles from Prologue

It’s always great to receive vouchers from bookstores, and this one is no different. We received 25% discount vouchers from Prologue Bookstore here in Singapore as part of our NIE Family Day Celebration. And here are my book buys

Once again, these are my daughter’s book choices. She has a collection of Big Nate titles, and so it seems natural that she grabbed these Lincoln Peirce titles off the shelves: Big Nate: Here Goes Nothing and Big Nate Goes for Broke.

Wonderful Book Find

I was sooo happy to have found this title by two absolute favorites (we don’t even have this in our public libraries!): The Viewer by Gary Crew and Shaun Tan. I am very excited to read this one.

How about you, dear friends, what books fell into your hands this week?

2 comments on “BHE (26): Graphic Novels Galore and Book Bargains

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