Once the account is setup - which was very simple - then you start shopping! The sidebar provides a lot of categories and there is a search feature at the top of every page. Each item reveals a list price and their price with a percentage of savings underneath. After placing our order, we received it within 3-4 business days. For a package coming from Michigan to Oklahoma, I felt that was reasonable.
How We Used It
With such a wide variety of materials, there was certainly something for everyone! I think the biggest crowd pleaser was The Princess and the Pigs audio CD. We listened to it in the car over a day of errands and all three kids (8, 6 and 2) begged to turn it back on every time we got back in the car. The moral of the story - treating others with kindness, being thankful for what we have, etc - is exactly what squabbling siblings need from time to time. The value books were interesting to read because they expressly defined the topic in ways I honestly hadn't thought of before. For example, courage was defined as participating or trying something new. Accurate, but not a way I had thought about before. Who Was Louis Braille? was more for me than anyone because I had never read about the history of Braille. The American Symbol series came at a good time where we are just finishing up our survey of United States history. The science books are my attempt to make up for all the interest and follow through I DON'T seem to have when it comes to the mechanics of things.
What We Thought
No complaints anywhere! We had no trouble with any part of the process and received high quality books/CDs for a great price. As an educator, this is a fantastic resource for books and educational materials.
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Every Crew member was able to choose their own books so check out some of the other reviews to see the variety of materials available at Library and Educational Services LLC.