The biggest used book/curriculum fair has come upon me like a flood....it's tomorrow! And this year, I actually have a little money to spend there.
What I usually do is to go through the SCM curriculum guide (our primary guide for setting up the year's essentials for study) and see what is readily available through our local library systems. Then I look for additional material (or substitutions) on other book lists. Once I've settled on a master list of books/materials, I take that with me to the book fair where I can hopefully find anything that is not library-available or is only available through interlibrary loan. I also sometimes buy things that are fantastic finds at a really low price.
This year, however, I am getting a really late start on my list. We just had too many other things to focus on in the past couple of weeks. So, I'm not sure how much of a list I'll come up with, and I hate to go shopping unprepared. I'm wondering what book lists any of you would recommend (especially for history, science, and literature) that would be the quickest and easiest to review and make decisions on what I might add to the SCM lists. My kids are needing grade levels 4-9.