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    Default *Spin off* How do you cull your children's books?

    We have too many children's books and I'm not sure how to cull them? Obviously damaged books can go, but beyond that what do you do?

    I love books and so do my children, but my ds is now 6 and somewhat moving away from picture books towards chapter books. My dd is 18 months and so she will still get use out of lots of the books. Should I cull books about diggers, planes & dump trucks (not that I have that many)? Or do I keep them in case she shows interest? Ironically I feel like I need more books as I don't have many 'girly' books at all and my dd loves butterflies and puppy dogs and flowers.

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    I haven't got rid of any of the kids books apart from ones that are completely broken.
    Their bookshelf is completely overflowing so I should get to it at some point.
    DS2 is still in the process of learning to read so I guess keeping the more basic books is worthwhile for now.
    Op, in your circumstance I would hang on to all your books until your DD is older. I don't think it's a big deal that they are about trucks and the likes.

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    Id keep a few of the diggers etc type books for when your daughter gets older.

    Any books that you don't want & are still in great condition you can always donate to your sons school library.

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    I recently did this without much success. I got rid of the ones that had never been read and the girls would never let me read it to them. I threw out broken books. I didn't get rid of that many lol


 

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