For all the clutter I battle in my home, I am surprisingly obsessive about keeping good care of our books. All of my books are as neat and pristine as the day I bought them. I love the sight and feel of a beautiful dust jacket. I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy just thinking about it.
My children however – not so much with the careful use of their books. After seeing Pumpkin’s treatment of Little House on the Big Woods, she’s not allowed to read the rest of my collection of the Little House series. She can check them out of the library, thank you very much.
And that limited edition copy of Charlotte’s Web, with it’s color pictures? Forget it.
I’m crazed, I know.
My children are voracious readers. This summer, Pumpkin went through every one of the books meant to be her readers for the next 2 years. That’s OK, but the books came back rather beat up. I won’t even get into what happened to our copies of the Curious George collections and the cover of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
So what’s an obsessed mom to do?
Protect her beloved books with library supplies, that’s what! All the details of what to buy and how to protect both hard cover dust jackets and paper back books can be found on my post today at The Homeschool Classroom: Protecting Your Books With Library Supplies.