Archive for December 2nd, 2010

Wrapping Up This Book Sale

December 2, 2010 @ 8:26 pm | Filed under:

The Martha and Charlotte book sale ends Friday because after that I have to pay attention to my own Christmas shopping. 🙂

Available in HARDCOVER:
The Far Side of the Loch
(sold out)
• On Tide Mill Lane
• The Road from Roxbury
• Across the Puddingstone Dam
(2 left)

I’m all out of paperbacks now—sorry!

Click here for ordering information.

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Gift Ideas Roundup

December 2, 2010 @ 8:23 pm | Filed under: , ,

I’m rerunning this old post full of gift ideas for homeschoolers—or anyone, really! Most of the posts linked below are a few years old and could be added to, of course. For now, a big round-up of posts from the past.

The Grandpa Gifts (personalized alphabet books & placemats)

Books we love
More books we love
Still more, some real gems in this one
More, some out of print but track-downable
• A bunch of nature & gardening books I like

Interjection: The above is a series of posts I wrote several years ago. There are, needless to say, many more books I could add to the list of Books We Love. Such as:

• the new Betsy-Tacy reissues
Shark vs. Train
Miss Suzy
• everything on my Truly, Maudly, Deeply list
• books about our Favorite Fictional Families

I’ve compiled all of them in my giant master list of book recommendations

Now back to the original post—

Signing Time DVDs
More about Signing Time
Yet more about Signing Time

Settlers of Catan, Wedgits

Books on drawing

Art prints

Family memberships to zoos, museums, etc.

MUSE magazine, CLICK, ODYSSEY, SPIDER, ASK, MY BIG BACKYARD—all these have been much-appreciated gifts to my kids by Scott’s parents

• My most widely linked post: Things to buy instead of curriculum

Each of the above links is a longer post on the subject.

Martha and Charlotte Books Available

December 2, 2010 @ 9:28 am | Filed under:

A special opportunity for Bonny Glen readers:

I have a limited number of signed Martha and Charlotte books available for purchase. I’m being a bit informal about this because I don’t have time to fuss with Paypal buttons right now.

So here’s how it works:

Email me at melissawiley.bonnyglen (at) gmail (dot) com and tell me what books you’d like to order. Please specify hardcover or paperback (see note below). I will write you back to discuss inscriptions and shipping.

Hardcover: $25  • Paperback: $8

Available in HARDCOVER:

Little House in the Highlandssold out
The Far Side of the Lochsold out
Down to the Bonny Glensold out
Beyond the Heather Hillssold out

Little House by Boston Baysold out
On Tide Mill Lane
The Road from Roxbury
Across the Puddingstone Dam—2 left


Available in PAPERBACK:

Beyond the Heather Hills—sold out
The Road from Roxburysorry, sold out!

Shipping: I will ship using USPS Flat Rate boxes. Your shipping rate depends on what size box your books will fit into. Domestic rates are about $5 (small box), $11 (medium box), and $14.50 (large box). International rates are considerably higher, of course—see the USPS link above. The number of books that will fit into each box depends on whether you want hardcover or paperback or a combination. I’ll use the smallest size possible.

I’ll make a P.O. run on Monday, December 6 and another on Friday, December 10. That ought to get books to you by Christmas. (If time is not a factor, let me know and we can talk about media mail shipping rates instead.)

Payment: I accept Paypal (checking account payments only, not credit card). If that won’t work for you, we can talk.

Don’t Paypal me anything without talking to me via email first!

These are original, unabridged editions with illustrations by Renee Graef (Martha) or Dan Andreason (Charlotte).

First come, first served! Be sure to email me—I’m not taking orders in the comments. (Not that you can’t comment. Just don’t leave an order in the comments.)

For more information about the books, click here.