Updated MSE blog: 16 free or cheap kids' book tricks

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edited 1 March 2022 at 4:57PM in MoneySaving mums
MSE Jenny has updated her blog:

📚 16 free or cheap kids' book tricks 📚

It includes free e-books with your library, free must-read Kindle titles, 10 books for £10 and more.

How many of these have you tried? Is there anything you'd add?


  • SuperScrimper1
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    In addition to what Laura has suggested ...Bootfairs and sites like Freegle are good freegle you can ask in the wanted section. Set up a  book swap club to swap unwanted books helping you children's friends read  and other mothers incurring cost.
    The pound shop at the moment are doing brilliant children's books which are still on sites like Amazon . I bought 7 New books retailing between £5.99 and £7.99 from great Childrens authors and have put them away as Christmas presents. Sites like TK Max do box sets eg: Star wars trilogy and Malorey Blackman sets for under a fiver I bought a few months ago after google searching what I wanted. I saved just short of £35 with these sets. The works 10 for 10 is for toddlers however they do also £2  books for older children and sometimes run a deal like 6 for £10 (on Now) for older children. Our local Co-Op has a book stall with donations to charity which has been great for books too.  Even better if you buy as a collective book sharing Mum's club...But always The library is the cheapest until your child loses damages the book or you continually forget to take back on time like I used . 
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