I really like to invest in quality "practical" items of the older era. I got that enjoyment from my Parents who like to go visit antique shops, I guess. This time it wasn't me who found the good buy though!
Imagine my delight this past Christmas, when my Parents stepped into a little store in Alabama and came upon a small collection of hardback, 1950 edition, Landmark books. Wahoo, Livingbooks!!! They are practical, old (not twisted with an agenda) and beautifully bound. My Parents bought all for them as a gift for the Little Ones for school. Now, that is an investment into their home-education.
We are reading "John James Audubon" right now.
And, every little bird mentioned is sending us off to Audubon iBird Pro phone application to hear their sounds.