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Damaged CNS Materials and Used Books



Buy any new book* sold by CNS at regular price,
get one damaged/defective guide or booklet ** FREE!

E-mail Chris Roe @ cnsroe@gmail.com to check
for availability of the new books.

*This offer does not include the new books from the Super Bargains page.
** If you buy 5 new books, get one defective/damaged 11-week study of America (see below for a list of the defective/damaged ones that are available at this time).

This is a fun page for our family to provide because we love to find bargains on books and educational materials!  A family hobby is to collect quality used books from library sales, used books sales, and rummage sales.

There are two parts to this page:  CNS Materials and Used Books. We will be working to keep this page as current as possible, but please e-mail used book/material requests before mailing an order so we can verify the availability.  Shipping information is provided in the notes at the beginning of each part.

Occasionally we get some great deals on new materials.  Check current tiles on the
Super Bargains page.


1) Damaged/defective items are sold at 50% (with covers) and 75% discounts (without covers -- the content is not affected for guides without covers) from the retail prices.
2) Some reasons why an item would be available for a reduced price:  light printing (but still readable), a crunched corner, a cover that does not pass inspection, a crooked right edge cut on a booklet, materials that have been damaged in shipping, page(s) that has a crease in it.
3) If more than one copy is available, the number of copies available is listed in parentheses at the end of the title.
4) You may add an item(s) from the CNS MATERIALS list to your order blank and still pay the low shipping rate of $3.00 per order.
5) Please clearly write the word DAMAGED after each title on the
order blank.
Most of the guides are $5.99 so, the 50% reduced price is: $3.00 per guide ( with cover); $1.50 per guide (without a cover -- the content is not affected in the guides without covers).  The only one that is a different price is Little Pilgrim's Progress: regular price is $3.99, so the 50% reduced price is $2.00 (with cover) and the 75% reduced price is $1.00 (without a cover).
The Magician's Nephew, by C.S. Lewis (3 copies without covers)
Prince Caspian, book by C. S. Lewis (2 copies with covers)
Little Pilgrim’s Progress, Helen L. Taylor (7 copies with covers; 1 copy without cover)
Escape from the Slave Traders, the Jacksons (1 copy with cover)
Assassins in the Cathedral, the Jackson (2 copies without covers)
Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien (1 copy without cover)
A Christmas Carol, book by Charles Dickens (1 copy without cover; 1 copy with cover)
The Light at Tern Rock (5 copies with covers)
Three Go Searching (1 copy with cover)
The Secret at Pheasant Cottage, Patricia St. John
STUDY GUIDES in LETTER FORMAT (3-hole punched and ready to put in a binder of your choice):
The retail price of the each of the study guides in letter format listed below is $5.00* each, so the reduced price is $2.50 each. 
*Exception:  Little Pilgrim's Progress:  $4.00 retail; $2.00 reduced
Assassins in the Cathedral, the Jacksons
Blinded by the Shining Path, the Jacksons
Escape from the Slave Traders, the Jacksons
The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien (4 copies)
The Horse and His Boy, C. S. Lewis
The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis
Hostage on the Nighthawk, the Jacksons  
Race for the Record, the Jacksons
Star of Light, Patricia St. John
Treasures of the Snow, Patricia St. John


The retail price of each mini-guide is $4.00, so the reduced price is $2.00 each.
All-of-a-Kind Family
The Black Pearl (3 copies)

A Family Apart
The Golden Fleece
The Hidden Treasure of Glaston (8 copies)
Mara, Daughter of the Nile (5 copies)
Mountain Born (5 copies)
Sarah Whitcher's Story (2 copies)
Snow Treasure (2 copies) 
Vinegar Boy

Mini-guide for Beginners:  Keep the Lights Burning Abbie (printed on blue paper)
Mini-guides for Juniors:  Gentle Ben (4 copies), Ink on His Fingers (3 copies),  Sarah, Plain and Tall/The Skylark, The Sign of the Beaver (printed on light blue paper), Snow Treasure
Mini-guides for Middlers:  Call It Courage (6 copies), Mara Daughter of the Nile, Moccasin Trail, Vinegar Boy, Island of the Blue Dolphins (2 copies), The Hiding Places (6 copies), Where the Red Fern Grows (2 copies)
Chronicles of Narnia:  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 
Note: The reproducible sheets for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe work with the guide in either of the formats (booklet or letter) because the content of the guides is the same.


Note:  The retail price of each of the Basic Booklets listed below is $4.00, so the reduced price is $2.00 each.  Any booklet that does not have a cover (the content is not affected) is $1.00. 

Books for Boys (14 copies with covers)
More Books for Boys (3 copies with covers)
Great Reading for Girls (1 copy with cover)
Good Books for Teenage Girls (1 copy with cover; 1 copy without cover)
More Great Reading for Girls (7 copies with covers)
Design a Reading Quilt (1 copy without cover)
20 Easy-to-Learn Fiction Writing Techniques (1 copy with cover)
Tips for Learning World Languages at Home (2 copies with covers)
My Student Wrote Something -- Now What? An Introduction to Editing (1 copy with cover)

"Land of the Pilgrims' Pride" 11-week study $17.50 (50% discount) -- 2 copies
"From Sea to Shining Sea" 11-week study $17.50 (50% discount)
Year 1 -- three 11-week studies $50.00 (50% discount)
Year 2 -- three 11-week studies $50.00 (50% discount)
"'Til Success Be Nobleness" 11-week study $17.50 (50% discount) -- 4 copies
"Every Gain Divine" 11-week study $17.50 (50% discount)


The USED BOOKS Section of this page was updated
for availability on 9/6/16. 

Like New, Gently Used, or Used Condition

Members of our family chose each book
listed below for one or more of a variety of reasons: 
We have read the book so we know we like it and want to pass it on,
we have read other books by the author or in a series,
it has been recommended by others, it is an old book, it is a classic, it is on a reading list, etc. 

Buy any new book* sold by CNS at regular price,
get two used paperback books or one used hardcover book FREE -- plus the flat rate shipping charge of $3.00 per order
(no additional charge for used books -- see note #2 below)
applies to this special limited time offer!
E-mail Chris Roe @ cnsroe@gmail.com
to check for availability of the new books.

*This offer does not include new books from the Super Bargains page.  

1) PRICES:  Paperback books are $1.00 each and Hardcover books are $2.00 each unless a different price is printed in parentheses.  If the letters HD (which stands for HARDCOVER) are not present in the parentheses, it is a paperback book.
2) SHIPPING: CNS offers a low shipping rate -- $3.00 per order.  That basic shipping rate applies to Used Books, but an additional $1.00 per book is also necessary for the first 5 books you order (see the Quantity Discount on Shipping that is printed below in red). 
     For example, if you were to order one book from this Used Book section, you would pay $4.00 shipping; if you order two books, you pay $5.00 shipping, 3 books = $6.00 shipping, 4 books = $7.00. 
     The CNS
order blank has the $3.00 shipping charge printed on it.  It also has an extra blank labeled Extra Shipping for Used Books; add the extra shipping for a used book(s) on this line.  If you are placing an order for any new CNS material(s), the $3.00 shipping rate does not have to be duplicated.  For example, if you were to order a new study guide and one used book, you would pay $4.00 shipping.
-- Order 5-15 books from this page:  Pay only 50 cents per book for shipping.
-- Order 16 or more books:  Pay only 25 cents per book for shipping! 
The regular $3.00 shipping charge still applies to the Quantity Discount; for example, if you ordered 5 books, you would pay $5.50 -- the regular $3.00 charge, plus $2.50 -- 50 cents per book for 5 books.  If you order 16 used books, you will pay $7.00 -- the regular $7.00, plus $4.00 -- 25 cents per book for 16 books.

3) CONDITION:  Most of the books listed on this page are in As New, Fine, or Very Good condition (see the descriptions below).  We only purchase books in Good, Fair, or Poor condition if we know for sure that it is a quality title.  If a book is in Fair or Poor condition, this information will be provided.
     The covers of all books have been wiped with a damp cloth; each page of board books have been wiped. 
     If you are interested in knowing the condition of a book(s), send CNS an e-mail listing the title(s).  Each book will be rated as follows: 
AS NEW (The book is in the same immaculate condition in which it was published.) 
FN= FINE (The book approaches the condition of As New, but without being crisp.)
VG= VERY GOOD (This describes a book that does show some small signs of wear, but there are no tears on either binding or paper.)
GD= GOOD (The book is in average used and worn condition; it has all pages or leaves present.)
FR= FAIR (This describes a worn book that has complete text pages, but may lack endpapers, half-titles, etc.)
PR= POOR (This describes a book that is worn but still able to be read.  This copy may be soiled, scuffed, stained or spotted and may have loose joints, hinges, pages. etc.)
     There are two possible reasons why a book is priced below the regular price of $1.00 for a paperback or $2.00 for a hard cover: 
1) The condition may be poorer than we usually like to buy, but it is a well-written book so we still want to make it available, 2) we were able to purchase it for a very low price (sometimes we are able to get good books at rummage sales for as little as 10, 15, or 25 cents!).  If you have any questions about condition, please check with us about specific titles before
     Since we "shop" at library sales for used books, some of these books are former library books.  If you want to know which books are ex-library, please e-mail a list of titles you are interested in; we will then tell you which titles are from libraries.   
4) ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS:  Please write USED after each title on the order blank.
5) IF THERE IS MORE THAN ONE COPY LISTED, they may or may not be the same edition; check with CNS before ordering if obtaining multiple copies if the same edition is important to you.  
6) AVAILABILITY:  We try to keep this list up-to-date, but please e-mail or call to verify availability before ordering.
7) If possible VISIT OUR BOOTH AT CONVENTIONS (see the
Contact Us page for the convention schedule); we offer hundreds of used books -- and there is no mailing charge!  Or, if you live in/near the Duluth, MN area or are passing through, call or e-mail to arrange a time to stop by and check out the books. 



Notes:  1) The books are listed alphabetically by the last name of the author.
2) If there is one or more asterisks before the title, a mini-guide is available for the book;
if the title is underlined, the book is used in the America curriculum:

Mini-Guides for Beginners (Grades 1-3)
Mini-Guides for Juniors (Grades 4-6)
Mini-Guides for Middlers (Grades 6-9)
Mini-Guides for Seniors (Grades 10-12)
America: An Integrated Curriculum

See also the

sections, which are below the



An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, Louisa May Alcott

The Ugly Duckling, Hans Christian Anderson (HD $1.00)

House Mouse Senate Nouse, Peter W. Barnes (HD)

If You Were Born a Kitten, Marion Dane Bauer (HD)

Antler, Bear, Canoe -- a Northwoods Alphabet Year, Betsy Bowen

Beauty and the Beast, Jan Brett $.75

Town Mouse Country Mouse, Jan Brett (HD -- 2 copies)

Little Loon and Papa, Toni Buzzeo (HD -- 2 copies)

From Head to Toe, Eric Carle (HD)

The Cat sat on a Mat, Alice Cameron, Carol Jones (HD)

The Story About Ping, Marjorie Flack (HD $1.00)

Boxes for Katje, Candace Fleming (HD)

The Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy (HD)

Tanya's Reunion (sequel to The Patchwork Quilt), Valerie Flournoy (HD)

George Washington's Breakfast, Jean Fritz

Three Young Pilgrims, Cheryl Harness (HD $1.50)

Best Friends for Frances, Russell Hoban (HD $1.00)

Romeo and Juliet, retold by Andrea Hopkins (HD)

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, Deborah Hopkinson (Paperback $.75)

The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats

By the Dawn's Early Light -- The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner, Steven Kroll

I Spy Little Numbers, Rhymes by Jean Marzollo (Board Book $1.00)

Make Way for Ducklings, Robert McCloskey (HD)

Anne of Green Gables, L. M. Montgomery, retold by Gaby Goldsack (HD)

If You Were a Writer, Joan Lowery Nixon (HD)

If You Give a Moose a Muffin, Laura Joffe Numeroff (HD)

The Christmas Story, Janet Sachs (a board book $1.00 -- A mini-magic color book -- pull the tabs to show the colors!

Caps for Sale, Esphyr Slobodkina

Mrs. Katz and Tush, Patricia Polacco (HD)

Chicken Sunday, Patricia Polacco

The Keeping Quilt, Patricia Polacco

Curious George, H. A. Rey (HD)

Where Butterflies Grow, Joanne Ryder

Aesop's Fables, Retold and illustrated by Brad Sneed

Quiet Please -- Eaglets Growing, Carolyn Stearns

The Way of the Shepherd -- A Story of the 23rd Psalm, Nora S. Unwin (HD $1.00)


Sam the Minuteman, Nathaniel Benchley

The Josephina Story Quilt, Eleanor Coerr

Moonwalk -- The First Trip to the Moon, Judy Donnelly

Marley's Big Adventure, John Grogan (adapted by Susan Hill)

A Bargain for Frances, Russell Hoban

Mouse Soup, Arnold Lobel 

Andi's Fair Surprise, Susan K. Marlow

Little Bear, Else Holmelund Minarik

Father Bear Comes Home, Else Holmelund Minarik

*A Long Way to a New Land, Joan Sandin

Heidi -- a timless story of childhood, Johanna Spyri (adapted by Lucy Coats)

Charlotte's Web -- Wilber Finds a Friend, Eadapted by Jennifer Franz



The Titanic's Last Hero, Moody Adams

Sounder, William H. Armstrong

**Twenty and Ten, Claire Huchet Bishop

All Alone, Claire Huchet Bishop

I Have Lived a Thousand Years -- Growing up in the Holocaust, Livia Bitton-Jackson

***Caddie Woodlawn, Carol Ryrie Brink -- 2 copies

Caddie Woodlawn's Family, Carol Ryrie Brink

The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett (4 copies)

The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett (HD with CD)

A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett

**The Family Under the Bridge, Natalie Savage Carlson

**Secret of the Andes, Ann Nolan Clark (HD $1.00)

Ribsy, Beverly Cleary (HD)

The Country Artist -- A Story About Beatrix Potter (HD $1.00)

The Children's Homer, Padraic Colum

Ben Franklin of Old Philadelpha, Margaret Cousins (a Landmark Book)

Elijah of Buston, Christopher Paul Curtis

A Family Guide to Narnia -- Biblical Truths in C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, Christin Ditchfield

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, A. Conan Doyle (HD $1.00)

The Memory Quilt -- A Tale of Friends and Family Lost & Found in the Great Cloquet Fire of 1918, Pamela J. Erickson

Ginger Pye, Eleanor Estes

The Moffats, Eleanor Estes

The Whipping Boy, Sid Fleischman

Companion to Narnia, Paul F. Ford

My Side of the Mountain, Jean Craighead George (3 copies)

On the Far Side of the Mountain, Jean Craighead George

Frightful's Mountain, Jean Craighead George

Julie, Jean Craighead George

***Old Yeller, Fred Gipson (6 copies -- 2 are $.75)

Bridge to America, Linda Glaser (HD)

Little Plum, Rumer Godden

Hello, Star, Carolyn Haywood

Happy Birthday from Carolyn Haywood

Betsy and Mr. Kilpatrick, Carolyn Haywood

Betsy's Winterhouse, Carolyn Haywood

**King of the Wind, Marguerite Henry

Brighty of the Grand Canyon, Marguerite Henry

Paddle-to-the-Sea, Holling Clancy Holling

Across Five Aprils, Irene Hunt

The Hidden Jewel, Dave and Neta Jackson ($.50 -- damaged cover)

Kidnapped by River Rats, Dave and Neta Jackson ($.50 -- damaged cover)

Listen for the Whippoorwill, Dave and Neta Jackson ($1.50)

Journey to the End of the Earth, Dave and Neta Jackson ($1.50)

Silver Days, Sonia Levitin

Complete Boxed Set of 7 books in the Chronicles of Narnia Series $10.00  Study Guides are available for these books:  Guides for Narnia

Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C. S. Lewis

**Number the Stars, Lois Lowry

The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Hugh Lofting (Junior Classics for Young Readers)

The Light Princess, George MacDonald

The Golden Key, George MacDonald

The Princess and Curdie, George MacDonald

**Sarah, Plain and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan

Beauty -- a Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast, Robin McKinley

When We Were Very Young, A. A. Milne

Now We Are Six, A. A. Milne (HD)

**Day of the Blizzard, Marietta Moskin (4 copies)

Shiloh, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

***Rascal, Sterling North (2 copies)

***Rascal, Sterling North ($.50 -- creases on the front cover) 

***A Single Shard, Linda Sue Park

Jacob Have I Loved, Katherine Paterson

The River, Gary Paulsen

A Year Down Under, Richard Peck

The Door in the Dragon's Throat, Frank Peretti

The Tombs of Anak, Frank Peretti

***Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls

Behind Rebel Lines -- The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy, Seymour Reit

More Stories from Grandma's Attic, Arleta Richardson

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Barbara Robinson
A study guide is available for this book:  Christmas Classics Guides

Blind Outlaw, Glen Rounds

Black Beauty, Anna Sewell (4 copies)

Miracles on Maple Hill, Virginia Sorensen

***The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare

**The Sign of the Beaver, Conrad Sperry (2 copies)

A Child's Garden of Verses, Robert Lewis Stevenson (HD)

**Little Pilgrim's Progress, Helen L. Taylor -- 2 copies

***Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred D. Taylor (2 copies)

***Mississippi Bridge, Mildred D. Taylor

Ella of All-of-a-Kind Family, Sydney Taylor ($.50)

**All-of-a-Kind Family, Sydney Taylor

Anna is Still Here, Ida Vos

Mr. Blue Jeans -- A Story about Levi Strauss, Maryann N. Weidt

Homeless Bird, Gloria Whelan

**Charlotte's Web, E. B. White

Little House in the Big Woods, Laura Ingalls Wilder (2 copies)

Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder

By the Shores of Silver Lake, Laura Ingalls, Wilder

Farmer Boy, Laura Ingalls Wilder

The First Four Years, Laura Ingalls Wilder (2 copies)

On the Way Home, Laura Ingalls Wilder

**Shadow of a Bull, Maia Wojciechowska

The Next Fine Day, Elizabeth Yates

Once in the Year, Elizabeth Yates ($1.00 HD)

Swiss Holiday, Elizabeth Yates

Hue and Cry, Elizabeth Yates

The Dog Who Saved Christmas -- and Other True Animal Tales, Allan Zullo



Eight Cousins, Louisa May Alcott (HD $1.00)

Rose in Bloom, Louisa May Alcott (HD)

Little Women, Louisa May Alcott (HD)

The Books of Virtues for Young People, William J. Bennett

The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper

Mrs. Mike, Benedict and Nancy Freedman

Priscilla & Aquila -- a Novel, Lois T. Henderson and Harold Ivan Smith (HD)

Miriam -- a Novel, Lois T. Henderson (HD)

Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand

Two From Galilee, Marjorie Holmes (a study guide is available: Christmas Classic Guides

****Christy, Catherine Marshall

Seven Percent Solution, Nicholas Meyer

Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery (2 copies)

Anne's House of Dreams, Lucy Maud Montgomery (HD $1.00)

Anne's House of Dreams, Lucy Maud Montgomery HD)

A Day No Pigs Would Die, Robert Newton Peck (cassette tapes $1.00)

Freckles, Gene Stratton Porter (HD $1.00)

Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare

***In His Steps, Charles M. Sheldon

A Bethleham Christmas, Charles Swindoll (HD)

****The Road to Memphis, Mildred D. Taylor

****The Land, Mildred D. Taylor (HD)

****The Well, Mildred D. Taylor

****The Well, Mildred D. Taylor (HD)

The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien -- a study guide is available for this book: Guides for Tolkien Books

The Return of the King, J. R. R. Tolkien (2 copies) -- a study guide is available for this book: Guides for Tolkien Books

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain (HD -- 2 copies)

With Pipe, Paddle & Song, Elizabeth Yates


Stories of the Heart and Home, Dr. James Dobson (HD $1.00)

Footprints of a Pilgrim -- The Life and Loves of Ruth Bell Graham, Ruth Bell Graham

Teaching for Eternal Results, Julie Horner (free with any other purchase)

Come Thirsty, Max Lucado (HD)

The Final Week of Jesus, Max Lucado

The Final Week of Jesus, Max Lucado (HD)

The Overcoming Life, Dwight L. Moody

Praying God's Word, Beth Moore (HD -- 2 copies)

Breaking Free, Beth Moore (HD)

How to Hook Your Kids on Books, Karen O'Connor

Tomorrow's Dream, Janette Oke and T. Davis Bunn

The Gates of Zion, Bodie Thoene (Paperback $1.99)

Little House in the Ozarks -- The Rediscovered Writings, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Edited by Stephen W. Hines

Spanning Time -- A Diary Keeper Becomes a Writer, Elizabeth Yates

Curriculum and Activity Books:

Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Age Treasure Chest $2.00

Linnea in Monet's Garden, Christina Bjork (HD)

First Tousand Words in Spanish Sticker Book*, Stephen Cartwright
*Note:  This book contains 500 stickers -- and only 9 have been used!

The Poetry Corner, Arnold Cheyney

Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again, Mignon Fogarty

Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know, Mignon Fogarty

Kate Greenaway's Book of Games (HD)

The following Historic Communities Books (by Bobbie Kalman) are available; the paperback copies are $1.00 each and the hardcover copy is $2.00:
18th Century Clothing
19th Century Clothing
Pioneer Projects
Old-Time Toys
Visiting a Village (HD)

Calliope, Greta Barclay Lipson, Ed.D. $.50

The Sierra Club Wayfinding Book, Vicki McVey (HD)

Language Lifesavers, Dorothy Michener & Beverly Muschlitz

Ancient Greece, Robert Nicholson

How to Hook Your Kids on Books -- Create a love of reading that will last a lifetime, Karen O'Connor

Shakespeare Interdisciplinary Unit (Teacher Created Materials), Mari Lu Robbins

Comprehensive Composition, Kathryn Stout

Guides to History Plus, Kathryn Stout

Someday You'll Write -- Secrets of a Story Maker, Elizabeth Yates

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