How to Get a Good Book for Kids at the Scholastic Warehouse Sale in Morningside

The Scholastic Warehouse on the Lytton Road will hold its “Spring into Books Warehouse Sale” three days in a row in mid-September. A large selection of children’s books will be on sale for 50% off. These collections includes picture books, chapter books, novels, activity books, and nonfiction books.

The sale will also feature a “fill-a-box” promo for $40 for a selected range of books. This will be a separate section from the rest of the sale. You can fill the box as much as you would like and get as many boxes as you’d like to purchase. Just remember that these boxes are dedicated for this section. All boxes should be taped closed before going to the sale section.

The warehouse will accept cash, EFTPOS, credit cards, and school accounts.


Sale Dates

Thursday, 14 September 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 15 September 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 16 September 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Reading is an essential tool in learning, especially for the kids. A good book does not have to be a bestseller, hence, a good book is a book that a child enjoys reading. Here are some tips on how to choose a good book for your kids.

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Age Appropriate

You can’t give a toddler a book that has no pictures. The books should fit your kids’ age. Infants and toddlers (0-2 years old) need books that are hardbound and made of cardboard, plastic, washable cloth. You don’t want them to tear the pages of the paperbound books. The books should have big, bright, and colourful pictures, while the stories should be short that use only simple sentences.

For preschoolers, the pictures should also be colourful and interesting. Some good books that are suitable for this age group are the stories about everyday life that encourage children to ask questions and explore. Books should appeal interest to your kids, no matter how old they are.


Good Books are Well Worded

High quality books use rhyme, repetition, and humour. Children’s book have words that seem to flow smoothly. These are the books that your kids must have because it introduce new words in a context that the children can pick up their meaning. Well worded books expand the children’s vocabulary.

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Balanced Text and Illustrations

This will compliment the age appropriate category. Younger children require fewer written words and need illustrations to expound the meaning of the words. This will maintain the interest of the kids to read throughout the story.

Bottomline, the older the child, the longer the texts should be on the book. This will improve their listening skills, comprehension, concentration, and their sentence construction skills.


Engaging and Fun to Read

Don’t judge the book by its cover. The cover may be interesting, but the story itself could be boring. The book should have a “moving story” so that the child will be eager to turn the page to find out what will happen next. Choose a book that captivate their imagination and attention as well.


Great Books Teach

You can learn a lot from books. For children, choose a book that has a high and important moral lesson. Even fiction books have moral lessons that teaches a child to be kind or industrious. Great books reinforce self-esteem concepts that expands the children’s view about the world.

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Great books leave a smile on your face that says that the story was terrific. These can be found at the warehouse sale this weekend. Visit the event page or Scholastic website and Facebook page for more details.