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#1 76 others

Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

DD watched the babysitters club movie and I starting telling her who all the characters were. She was so amazed that I knew so I told her about the books. I used to LOVE the books.

So anyway, I usually get some books for christmas, and I was wondering if anyone knew a good place to get the books from. I have seen 2nd hand ones on ebay, but because it's a Christmas present, I would like new. I have seen some online and I was hoping to maybe get the first 6 but they aren't all there. I remember my first experience with the BSC was a box set of the first 6 books.

So has anyone bought any? Repeat, new. Second hand ones can get collected after she falls in love with them lol.

While I am asking about books, what is a good book or book set for an 11 year old?

#2 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

Books 1 - 8 have be re-relased and slightly updated, available on Amazon.

I kept all my original ones, I've got over 100 that I can't want to give to my daughters.

There's also graphic novels of the first few that were published about 5 years ago now I think.

#3 missjoads1234

Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

I havent seen them new in the shops anymore. You can buy new off ebay sometimes? There is also a book swap on facebook i think its buy/sell/swap books or something.

For an 11 year old - maybe Sweet Valley Twins?

#4 MeN3Ps!

Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:59 PM


  OOh I loved these!! Sorry I don't know _ can't help.  sad.gif

#5 ~Nodnol~

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

Big W or bookdepository have the new ones.

#6 76 others

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

Slinky, I had a boxes of my books when I left home and sadly (and stupidly) donated them sad.gif

Missjoads, The 11 year old is a boy (BSC is for DD7) and I doubt he will appreciate Sweet Valley (which I also adored).

#7 missjoads1234

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

QUOTE
Missjoads, The 11 year old is a boy (BSC is for DD7) and I doubt he will appreciate Sweet Valley (which I also adored).


Oopsies my apology i didnt see which gender you mentioned. In that case Goosebumps all the way. Awesome books those!

QUOTE
Big W or bookdepository have the new ones.


Ive never seen BSC books at BigW and im sure in all my years of hunting i cant be missing them? Never heard of a bookdepository?

#8 elmo_mum

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

ebay

try

book depository

#9 76 others

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

Missjoads, no apologies lol. I realised I didn't write boy lol. But funny you should say Goosebumps as I just asked him if he was still into them with a big YES. (sadly goosebumps was also int he books I donated all those sad years ago. ) And I just saw a 4 pack for $20 on the book depository.

Missjoads, the book depository is awesome. Free shipping worldwide.

#10 *Ker*

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:12 PM

For a boy, how about Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Zac Powers (if that's not too young) or Hardy Boys mysteries.

Ooh and Famous Five and Secret Seven. Both those have box sets at KMart. I loved both of those,

Edited by *Ker*, 05 November 2012 - 04:12 PM.


#11 ~Nodnol~

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

Joads- www.bookdepository.co.uk

Free postage.  biggrin.gif



#12 elmo_mum

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

http://www.bookdepository.com/search?searc...p;search=search


its a uk site but has free shipping

very well trusted for book lovers

#13 missjoads1234

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:16 PM

QUOTE
Missjoads, the book depository is awesome. Free shipping worldwide.


Oh cool im so there, off to check it out!

Thanks everyone

#14 76 others

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

QUOTE (elmo_mum @ 05/11/2012, 05:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
http://www.bookdepository.com/search?searc...p;search=search


its a uk site but has free shipping

very well trusted for book lovers


I had looked there but they are skipping issues, no idea why.

#15 ~Nodnol~

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

Just don't blame us for your cc bill.

I kind of dig that they send the books individually too- I have ten coming over the next week or so. It's exciting each day to see what comes.

ETA- I can have a look at Big W tomorrow for you if you want? Which ones do you need?

Edited by ~Nodnol~, 05 November 2012 - 04:20 PM.


#16 76 others

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

That would be great Nodnol, I have no BigW near me, so at least I know if it would be worth driving to one. Just any of the first 5 or so. I can only see a few of them.

Does this look too good to be true? I saw a goosebumps 4 pack for $20 on the book depository but this is a 10 pack for $18!!! But it has no picture, and it's making me iffy. I googled the isbn and it is definitely a 10 pack. http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/GOOSEBUMPS...E/9781407135915

#17 ~Nodnol~

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

No worries, I'll let you know.

That pack looks great. BD quite often don't have a cover image so I wouldn't worry about that. If the ISBN checks out you should be right.

#18 76 others

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

Oh Twilight, I would definitely buy them from you later. Christmas will be brand new ones, but after that I don't care lol. If you had seen the collection I had, I can almost cry thinking about them. I blame DH and his hate of keeping anything stored and how he isn't a reader so also does not get keeping a book you have read once before.

Ordering the 10 pack now of Goosebumps woohoo. I may even read them lol.  Then onto my search for BSC.

Edited by Gloriosa, 05 November 2012 - 04:41 PM.


#19 76 others

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:44 PM

QUOTE (ciellogreys @ 05/11/2012, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cool. Well Ive heard about Babysitting clubs, they provide a forum for sitters to share their experiences and learn from one another..


Er....what? Are you meaning the books?

#20 strawberrycakes

Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:47 PM

I had the whole set when I was young but donated them, wish I had kept them now.

I also had The Saddle Club original.gif

#21 76 others

Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

Twilight wow what a generous offer. I don't think I could take them for free.

#22 ~Nodnol~

Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

QUOTE (ciellogreys @ 05/11/2012, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cool. Well Ive heard about Babysitting clubs, they provide a forum for sitters to share their experiences and learn from one another..


Thanks for sharing that.

I think? unsure.gif

#23 ~Nodnol~

Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

QUOTE (~*Twilight~Zone*~ @ 05/11/2012, 06:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
- even if it is the Adult reliving their childhood which is what I bet will happen when you find the books your looking for, for your DD laughing2.gif


I did that when I collected the Trixie Belden books for myself my daughter. I'm just happy she hasn't shown an interest in those, they get to remain my precious...

#24 MrsLexiK

Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

https://www.scool.scholastic.com.au/store/Jadehttp.dll?Store

I too had all of them, I was part of a scholastic thing where you got 3 or 4 a month. Then I had all the other off shot series the special ones, the diarys etc. loved them. Sold them at a garage sale lol!

The above is the publishers website, I found some of the titles when I searched by author under all products. You could get in touch with them for the stock list. I know when I worked for a distributor we had the books come through every now and again .

#25 76 others

Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:27 PM

QUOTE (~*Twilight~Zone*~ @ 05/11/2012, 06:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Honestly it's not a problem. I'm more happy to give them to someone who would enjoy them than just having them sit here collecting dust.

I recently gave away two Coles recycling bags of books to a friend and have not once heard if her DD liked them or not.  TBH I would rather give them to someone who would enjoy them and read them - even if it is the Adult reliving their childhood which is what I bet will happen when you find the books your looking for, for your DD laughing2.gif


Well you have caught me out there. I don't actually have a daughter and they are for me lol.

Seriously, that is so nice of you and she (and I) would be so grateful. I am stunned. Of course I will cover postage.




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