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Subject: any help out there?
Date Posted: 12/2/2007 5:55 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2007
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I am fairly new at this, having only discovered this site about a month ago.I have to say I check it out almost on a daily basis. Here is my question, I am part of a PTA  in a school here in mid-Michigan we have adopted 4 families with school age children for the Christmas season, our budget is somewhat stretched with meeting the clothing and food required to make this a good Christmas for them. I think it would be great to put a couple of books in each bag for the children, how can I get more credits? Is there a way for our PTA to purchase them. I have put most of the books that I have at home on the bookshelf already. Any answers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch. April

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 5:59 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2007
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If you click on Kiosk you can buy credits.  If you want to get them by Christmas I would plan on doing it asap.  Since most members mail via media mail it can take a good deal of time to receive requests.  With the holidays mailing may take longer than normal.  HTH

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 6:03 PM ET
Member Since: 6/13/2007
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hi april,

welcome to pbs!  you can buy credits at the kiosk located at the top of your screen for $3.45 per credit.  also if you visit the book bazaar forum many people sell their credits for a reduced price.  just check thru' the topics and you'll find them.

nice thing to do for the kids!

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 6:03 PM ET
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You may, however, be able to find childrens books much cheaper at local thrift stores - where you can be quite sure of the quality of each book you pick out.

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 6:09 PM ET
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You can also find many deals in the forums for children's books at 2 for 1, 3 for 1, or even better deals.

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 6:10 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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Also check the book bazaar for people who are running 2-for-1 specials and the like - you'll be able to get more than 1 book for only 1 credit.

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 6:14 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2007
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April,

How many kids are there, and what are their ages?

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 6:27 PM ET
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Another thought---I and probably some others would just order 1-2 books sent directly to April using some of our credits.  Sounds like a good Christmas-spirit kind of thing.  You need to let us know what books you want sent and also send us your name and address.   We need to know some titles and coordinate so several of the same book don't get ordered.  After books arrived, we'd need a note to that effect so their arrival can be acknowledged and the senders would get their credits for them.  Some of us have quite a few extra credits and would probably welcome such an opportunity.

Winston  (Crabby-doctor) 



Last Edited on: 12/2/07 9:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/2/2007 6:29 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2007
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April,

I sent you a PM.  Since they're for Christmas gifts, new books would be nice.



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Date Posted: 12/2/2007 9:23 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2007
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The age range is from 6 to 12 years. I have a couple of series that I have come up with off the top of my head. I could use some more ideas if anyone has any. Junie B. Jones, American Chillers, Magic Tree House, Goosebumps, Harry Potter are just a few.

I would like to thank everyone for their generosity and help with this endeavor, it makes me really believe in the human spirit..

I am going to purchase some credits tomorrow, but any donations of books would be greatly apppreciated. I will make sure that if you send a book you will get a note saying it was received.

Edgerton Elementary

c/o April Crompton PTO

11218 N. Linden rd.

Clio, MI 48420

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 9:25 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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I think I still have some children's books, I'll check and see and if I do will be glad to ship them to you for them.  I will make sure they are in good condition before sending!  (no credits necessary!  I love encouraging children to read)

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 9:42 PM ET
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I have ordered "Polar Bears Past Bedtime"  (Magic Tree House) and  "Michigan Mega-Monsters"  (American Chillers) to be sent to April so don't anybody else order those titles!

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 10:11 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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I have these books I can send, but some of them have a sticker in it that says property of (my mom's name).  Would you still want those?  Just let me know and I'll send whatever of the ones below

The Puzzle Club Counterfeit Caper by Dandi Daley Mackall

Math Rashes and other classroom tales by Douglas Evans  (property sticker)

The Family Under the Bridget by Natalie Savage Carlson   (property sticker)

The Borrowers by Mary Norton  (property sticker)

The Elevator Family by Douglas Evans

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Shoebag by Mary James (property sticker)

The Secret Garden (young collector's illustrated version) by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Lucky in Left Field by Betsy Duffey  (property sticker)

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 10:53 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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April I buddied you 2 credits to order some books.