Sunday, July 22, 2012

New Books in the Series There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed…

I'm so excited! Tonight, I was contacted by a sweet reader, Diane, who I've been in touch with off and on since January and she let me know that there was a new old lady book that came out called There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books. She kindly offered to send it to me! How sweet was that? I headed to Amazon to check it out and there is another book being released in November called There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose for Valentine's Day. I LOVE this series of books!

The 4-for-3 promotion for books is still going on, so I ordered four new books, including pre-ordering There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose. I can't wait to get them all! I also used a $5 Amazon gift card I got for free for using SwagBucks, so it only cost me $16.97 for four books. If you don’t know about SwagBucks, please check out this post. You are missing out if you aren’t signed up!

I am also a huge Lisa Campbell Ernst fan! Ever since I saw her at a convention a couple of years ago and she showed us how she comes up with her illustrations, I have been in awe of her books. One of our teachers (pictured on the left below) was able to get her to visit our school. The kids got to get their books autographed and she even drew an illustration with each autograph. I wish I could find the picture of us when she came to our school and I got my class copy of Gingerbread Girl autographed, but it must be on my school computer. I ordered a copy of her book Goldilocks Returns. It’s a little older, but I don’t have it so it will be great to add to my Fairy Tales unit.

Meeting Lisa Campbell Ernst in 2008 (Sorry it's so blurry!)

Along the same lines, I also purchased Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten. There are several books in the series. I like using books like this to teach compare and contrast and to discuss the point of view of characters.
What books have you bought lately?


  1. I was recently at Kohl's and I had to buy the Skippy Jon Jones stuffed animal along with all the hardcover books; eventhough, I already had two of them in softcover. It never fails, I always have to buy the Kohl's Cares goodies. They are always such good selections and I always love having the extra stuffed reading buddy for the classroom.


  2. Oh no. I think I might have to get on Amazon and order a few new books. Shh! Don't tell my husband, I'm in trouble for all my shopping. I love love folktale books. I'm thinking next year I might do a different folktale each month.
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  3. I didn't know that Amazon was having a 4 for 3 promotion going on! Thanks for sharing about that. That will be beneficial in helping me order some of my back to school books! :)
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  4. Thank you for sharing these! I love these books! :)
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  5. Heading to Amazon right now!! Thanks for sharing!

    Heather (

  6. Thanks for sharing those books! I love the Old Lady series, too, and hadn't heard about those ones.

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