Book Bundles: Houses & Homes


For an overview of the Book Bundles and Parenting Packs early literacy kits, please visit the original post. The cost listed is the list price of each item, regardless of whether or not we got it on sale/discount. The activity sheets amount was calculated by cost of binder clip + lamination sheets.

Itemized List

  • My House by Byron Barton ($7.99) — Baker & Taylor
  • Noisy Night by Mac Barnett ($16.99) — Baker & Taylor
  • This is Our House by Hyewon Yum ($16.99) — Baker & Taylor
  • Lakeshore Learning Home Sweet Home ($29.99) — Lakeshore Learning
  • Lakeshore Learning House Building Engineering Center ($49.99) — Lakeshore Learning
  • Three Little Pigs Puppets ($9.99) — Amazon
  • Mesh Bag & Vinyl Bag ($6.98) — The Container Store
  • Activity Sheets ($2.55) — created in-house

Total: $148.86

First and foremost, I wanted to make sure that this Bundle represented both houses & apartments. But there is a sore lack of books about apartments, and an even worse lack of toys. World, get on this!

I chose a very simple book about houses, My House that would be sure to reach the toddlers checking this book out and then I chose a most sophisticated book about houses, This is Our House. In particular, I thought that This is Our House provided a great representation of a familial home, that I know many patrons in our community are living in.

The Lakeshore Learning Home Sweet Home soft book focuses on animal homes and is machine washable — a huge plus when you’re talking about cleaning these kits in-between uses.

I fell in love with the Lakeshore Learning House Building Engineering Center. Rest assured, it includes more kinds of homes, rather than just houses. I also held back some of the pieces to use as replacement pieces for the future. (Which is excellent librarian planning, if I say so myself!)

Finally, what Bundle about houses & homes would be complete without Three Little Pig puppets? (I will admit that these are not the ones I originally planned on buying — I had originally planned on the Manhattan Toy ones, but I’ve been happy with these.)

This Bundle has gone out five times in the two months since its release.

One comment on “Book Bundles: Houses & Homes

  1. Marian
    March 7, 2018 at 3:59 pm #

    I love this one. Thank you so much for sharing your brilliant ideas and work.

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