:: orofane's cheap book guide

Welcome to Orofane's Cheap Book Guide, a petpage designed to help you locate affordable books to raise your pets' intelligence. Here you'll find a list of various books selling for less than 1,000nps.

If you have any additions, comments, or questions, feel free to neomail me. Thanks for visiting!

UPDATE 4/1 - Wow, long time no update. Went through the list of affiliates and directories and cleaned out all the sites that are no longer valid. I'm hoping to go through and add some more books and edit the prices sometime later this week (and that's not an April Fool's Day joke!). As always, thanks for using the guide!

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using the guide

Beside each book, you'll find its title, its estimated cost, and where to buy it, if it's not sold in the Neopian Book Shop. If there is a special way to locate the book, there will be a note there as well. You can sort the list by price or by the store its sold in. Booktastic Books are sold at the Booktastic Book Shop and count towards the number of Booktastic Books your pet has read.

To see which books your pet has already read, add their name to the end of this URL:
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And to see which Booktastic Books your pet has read, add their name to the end of this URL:
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:: information about intelligence

Intelligence Levels
Your pets' intelligence level is determined by how many points they've earned. Here is a list of the levels:
10-14: Average
15-19: Above Average
20-24: Bright
25-29: Clever
30-34: Very Clever
35-39: Brilliant
40-44: Genius
45-49: Super Genius
50-54: Mega Genius
55-59: Total Genius
60-94: Master Genius
Above 95: Ultimate Genius

If your pet is a grundo, they will start at 0 intelligence and have the following 2 levels:
0-4: Dim Witted
5-9: Dull

In terms of books read, these levels are approximately:
0-2: Average
3-4: Above Average
5-7: Bright
8-11: Clever
12-13: Very Clever
14-16: Brilliant
17-19: Genius
20-22: Super Genius
23-25: Mega Genius
26-28: Total Genius
29-48: Master Genius
49+: Ultimate Genius

Activities that Increase Intelligence
Wheel of Knowledge : Landing on the lightbulb space will increase your active pet's intelligence.
Coltzan's Shrine : Visiting Coltzan's Shrine may increase your active pet's intelligence.
The Discarded Magical Blue Grundo Plushie of Prosperity : The plushie may increase your active pet's intelligence. You'll get this message: "While staring at the discarded plushie, YOURPETNAME has an epiphany, and seems a bit more enlightened. "
Faerie Crossword : Completing it quickly can raise your active pet's intelligence.
Cliffhanger & Guess the Card : When playing these games, there's about a 10% chance that your active pet will gain intelligence.

Items that Increase Intelligence
Genius Negg
Eating this will increase your pet's intelligence. It will also give you one of the following 6 books: Theories of Physics, Where Neggs Grow, Mystic Neggs Book, Battledome Guide, Know Your Neggs Book, or Cooking Neggs Book.
Witchy Negg
Eating this negg has many side effects, one of which is increasing your pet's intelligence.
Elixir of Intellect
This increases your pet's intelligence by 2 points.
Greater Earthen Potion
When used, this item increases your pet's strength by 2 and their intelligence by 2.
Illusen Day Elixir
Increases your pet's intelligence by 2 points.
Potion of Brightvale Castle
This potion will either do nothing or increase your pet's intelligence by 1.
Sparkle Potion
This potion will increase your pet's intelligence by 1-3 points.


Refusing to Read a book
Sometimes your pet will refuse to read a book. It has something to do with the number of letters in the name of the book and the number of letters in the name of your pet. it's a simple fix, just change the language you're browsing the site in. Usually French or Spanish will work, but if they don't, try one of the Asian languages. Keep trying a different language until your pet reads the book.

Loyal User Perk
If your account is older than 24 months, there's a chance that a book won't disappear after you read it to a pet. This is great because you can then read it to another pet for free!

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:: the list

105 Lava Cake Recipes
Estimated cost: 700 nps
Booktastic Book
A is for Aisha
Estimated cost: 900 nps
A Tale of Two Lupes
Estimated cost: 900 nps
About Roberta
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Sold at Brightvale Books.
Acaras in History
Estimated cost: 900 nps
Advanced Papyrus Making
Estimated cost: 850 nps
Sold at Sutek's Scrolls.
After the Battle
Estimated cost: 900 nps
Sold at the Faerieland Bookshop.
All About Glass
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Sold at Brightvale Books.
Almost Big Book of Slothy Recipes
Estimated cost: 900 nps
Booktastic Book
Attack on Kreludor
Estimated cost: 10 nps
Booktastic Book
Babaa Care
Estimated cost: 5 nps
Babaa Tales
Estimated cost: 400 nps

Back in Peaceful Times
Estimated cost: 500 nps
Booktastic Book
Blumaroo Guide to Dancing
Estimated cost: 900 nps

Blumaroo Love Stories
Estimated cost: 1000 nps

Bori of Brightvale
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Sold at Brightvale Books.
Breathe
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Sold at the Faerieland Bookshop.
Brightvale Castle
Estimated cost: 200 nps
Won from the Wheel of Knowledge. Sold at Brightvale Books.
Brightvale Guide to Stained Glass Windows
Estimated cost: 250 nps
Sold at Brightvale Books.
Brightvale History
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Sold at Brightvale Books.
Bruce Snowball Strategies
Estimated cost: 600 nps
Brucey B Biography
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Cartography For Beginners
Estimated cost: 250 nps
Won from the Wheel of Knowledge. Sold at Brightvale Books.
Classic Moehog Tales
Estimated cost: 500 nps
Collecting Moon Rock
Estimated cost: 900 nps
Booktastic Book
Confident Kyrii
Estimated cost: 900 nps
Constellation Spotting
Estimated cost: 800 nps
Booktastic Book
Cooking with Qando Fruit
Estimated cost: 900 nps
A Qasalan Tablet sold at Words of Antiquity.
Counting Babaas
Estimated cost: 5 nps
Cybunny Diary
Estimated cost: 300 nps
Dance Away
Estimated cost: 900 nps
Day in the Life of King Roo
Estimated cost: 5 nps
Defend Yourself
Estimated cost: 900 nps
Booktastic Book
Deteriorating Scroll
Estimated cost: 700 nps
Sold at Sutek's Scolls.
Drawing Kiko
Estimated cost: 600 nps
Eye-Sha
Estimated cost: 900 nps
Sold at Sutek's Scolls.
Faellie Handbook
Estimated cost: 5 nps

Faellie Tales
Estimated cost: 5 nps

Faerie Folk
Estimated cost: 800 nps
Sold at the Faerieland Bookshop.
Feeding Lupes
Estimated cost: 900 nps
Fishing for Zafaras
Estimated cost: 60 nps
Galactic Adventures
Estimated cost: 950 nps
Booktastic Book
Gallant Gallions Comic
Estimated cost: 5 nps

Gallion Care
Estimated cost: 5 nps

Gallion Colouring Book
Estimated cost: 5 nps

Geraptiku Recipes
Estimated cost: 150 nps
Won from the Deserted Tomb.
Gnorbu Mane Care
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Gruslen Grooming
Estimated cost: 700 nps
Gruslen Pop-Up Book
Estimated cost: 5 nps
Hatching A Draik Egg
Estimated cost: 1,000 nps
Inside the Mind of a Lupe
Estimated cost: 50 nps
Won from the Council Chamber.
Joy of Fruit
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Won from the Wheel of Knowledge. Sold at Brightvale Books.
Kau Pies
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Kaus Guide to Better Grazing
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Keeping the Peace
Estimated cost: 150 nps
Won from the Wheel of Knowledge. Sold at Brightvale Books.
Kiko Pop-Up Book
Estimated cost: 5 nps
King Hagan
Estimated cost: 200 nps
Won from the Wheel of Knowledge. Sold at Brightvale Books.
King Hagans Biography
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Sold at Brightvale Books.
Korbat Calculus
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Kreludan Bed Time Stories
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Booktastic Book
Kreludan Cookie Book
Estimated cost: 400 nps
Booktastic Book
Kreludan Encyclopedia
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Booktastic Book
Kreludan Facts
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Booktastic Book
Kreludan Fashion
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Booktastic Book
Kreludan Recipes
Estimated cost: 800 nps
Booktastic Book
Kreludan Sundaes
Estimated cost: 800 nps
Booktastic Book
Lenny Crosswords
Estimated cost: 20 nps
Won from the Council Chamber.
Moon Missions
Estimated cost: 700 nps
Booktastic Book
Moon Rock Formations
Estimated cost: 800 nps
Booktastic Book
My First Babaa
Estimated cost: 5 nps
Mystery of the Kougra Paw
Estimated cost: 20 nps
Given out from Newbie Packs.
Mystery Island Monthly
Estimated cost: 40 nps
Sold at Neovian Press.
Neopian Times Issue 3
Estimated cost: 10 nps
Won from Tombola.
Nerkmid Mania
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Nest Builders Manual
Estimated cost: 900 nps
Not-So-Disgusting Dung Uses
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Sold at Brightvale Books.
Ogrin Survivor
Estimated cost: 5 nps
Orange Grundo Survival Handbook
Estimated cost: 850 nps
Booktastic Book
Pazo the Lonely Aisha
Estimated cost: 900 nps
Sold at Sutek's Scrolls.
Playing with Fire
Estimated cost: 600 nps
Sold at the Faerieland Bookshop.
Qasalan Etiquette
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
A Qasalan Tablet sold at Words of Antiquity.
Radio Active Pteri Part 1
Estimated cost: 650 nps
Repairing Your Petpets
Estimated cost: 900 nps
Repairing Your Ship
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Booktastic Book
Sakhmet Natives
Estimated cost: 900 nps
Sold at Sutek's Scolls.
Scroll of Serpents
Estimated cost: 200 nps
A Qasalan Tablet sold at Words of Antiquity.
Simple Spells
Estimated cost: 500 nps
Sold at the Faerieland Bookshop
The Big Blue Blumaroo Book
Estimated cost: 200 nps
The End of the Tunnel
Estimated cost: 600 nps
Sold at the Faerieland Bookshop.
The Green Book
Estimated cost: 500 nps
Sold at the Faerieland Bookshop.
The Happy Blumaroo
Estimated cost: 800 nps
The Kreludan Flag
Estimated cost: 600 nps
Booktastic Book
The Luckiest Babaa
Estimated cost: 5 nps
The Magic Paw
Estimated cost: 950 nps
The Mote Encyclopedia
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
Won from the Wheel of Knowledge. Sold at Brightvale Books.
The Secret of Tagobo
Estimated cost: 1000 nps
The Threat Outside
Estimated cost: 850 nps
Booktastic Book
The Wonders of Water
Estimated cost: 800 nps
Sold at the Faerieland Bookshop.
Tome of Selket
Estimated cost: 10 nps
Sold at Sutek's Scolls.
Traversing The Moon
Estimated cost: 950 nps
Booktastic Book
Turmac Snacks
Estimated cost: 5 nps
Victory is Ours
Estimated cost: 800 nps
Booktastic Book
Waterlogged Book
Estimated cost: 10 nps
Won from Underwater Fishing.
Yurble Tales
Estimated cost: 5 nps

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:: the list : sorted by price

the shop wizard
1 - 10 nps
Babaa Care Counting Babaas Day in the Life of King Roo Faellie Handbook Faellie Tales Gallant Gallions Comic
Gallion Care Gallion Colouring Book Gruslen Pop-Up Book Kiko Pop-Up Book My First Babaa Neopian Times Issue 3
Ogrin Survivor The Luckiest Babaa Tome of Selket Turmac Snacks Waterlogged Book Yurble Tales


10 - 50 nps
Attack on Kreludor Inside the Mind of a Lupe Lenny Crosswords Mystery of the Kougra Paw Mystery Island Monthly


50 - 100 nps
Fishing For Zafaras


100 - 200 nps
Brightvale Castle Geraptiku Recipes Keeping the Peace King Hagan Scroll of Serpents The Big Blue Blumaroo Book


200 - 300 nps
Brightvale Guide to Stained Glass Windows Cartography For Beginners Cybunny Diary


300 - 400 nps
Babaa Tales Kreludan Cookie Book


400 - 500 nps
Back in Peaceful Times Classic Moehog Tales Simple Spells The Green Book


500 - 600 nps
Bruce Snowball Strategies Drawing Kiko Playing with Fire The End of the Tunnel The Kreludan Flag


600 - 700 nps
105 Lava Cake Recipes Deteriorating Scroll Gruslen Grooming Moon Missions Radio Active Pteri Part 1


700 - 800 nps
Constellation Spotting Faerie Folk Kreludan Recipes Kreludan Sundaes Moon Rock Formations The Happy Blumaroo
The Wonders of Water Victory is Ours


800 - 900 nps
A is for Aisha A Tale of Two Lupes Acaras in History Advanced Papyrus Making After the Battle Almost Big Book of Slothy Recipes
Blumaroo Guide to Dancing Collecting Moon Rock Confident Kyrii Cooking with Qando Fruit Dance Away Defend Yourself
Eye-Sha Feeding Lupes Nest Builders Manual Orange Grundo Survival Handbook Pazo the Lonely Aisha Repairing Your Petpets
Sakhmet Natives The Threat Outside


900 - 1,000 nps
About Roberta All About Glass Blumaroo Love Stories Bori of Brightvale Breathe Brightvale History
Brucey B Biography Galactic Adventures Gnorbu Mane Care Hatching A Draik Egg Joy of Fruit Kau Pies
Kaus Guide to Better Grazing King Hagans Biography Korbat Calculus Kreludan Bed Time Stories Kreludan Encyclopedia Kreludan Facts
Kreludan Fashion Nerkmid Mania Not-So-Disgusting Dung Uses Qasalan Etiquette Repairing Your Ship The Magic Paw
The Mote Encyclopedia The Secret of Tagobo Traversing The Moon



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:: the list : sorted by shop

Currently, links from petpages directly to Neopian Shops get blocked. So, the links below will lead you to the map where each shop is located.

Booktastic Book Shop
105 Lava Cake Recipes Almost Big Book of Slothy Recipes Attack on Kreludor Back in Peaceful Times Collecting Moon Rock Constellation Spotting
Defend Yourself Galactic Adventures Kreludan Bed Time Stories Kreludan Cookie Book Kreludan Encyclopedia Kreludan Facts
Kreludan Fashion Kreludan Recipes Kreludan Sundaes Moon Missions Moon Rock Formations Orange Grundo Survival Handbook
Repairing Your Ship The Kreludan Flag The Threat Outside Traversing The Moon Victory is Ours


Faerieland Bookshop
After the Battle Breathe Faerie Folk Playing with Fire Simple Spells The End of the Tunnel
The Green Book The Wonders of Water


Brightvale Books
About Roberta All About Glass Bori of Brightvale Brightvale Castle Brightvale Guide to Stained Glass Windows Brightvale History
Cartography For Beginners Joy of Fruit Keeping the Peace King Hagan King Hagans Biography Not-So-Disgusting Dung Uses
The Mote Encyclopedia


Sutek's Scrolls
Advanced Papyrus Making Deteriorating Scroll Eye-Sha Pazo the Lonely Aisha Sakhmet Natives Tome of Selket


Words of Antiquity
Cooking with Qando Fruit Qasalan Etiquette Scroll of Serpents


Neovian Printing Press
Mystery Island Monthly


The Arcanium


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:: link back

If you'd be kind enough to put a link back to this page somewhere, here are some ways you can.

Orofane's Cheap Book Guide




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:: affiliates

If you'd like to be affies - and you have an 88x31 button - feel free to neomail me.


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:: awards



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:: credits

Buttons 2 & 3 from Jes at Viridescent


Button 4 from Marissa at Peacha Buttons

Some information about pet intelligence from Jellyneo

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