High School Physics Books Help

In summary, the speaker has recently found out that they will be teaching physics for the first time at a new school. They are in need of an older edition physics textbook and are asking for suggestions. One person recommends College Physics by Serway and Faughn for AP Physics, while another suggests Giancoli for AP Physics B, Haliday and Resnick for AP Physics C, and Serway for regular physics. The speaker is grateful for any help.
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I have just learned that I will be teaching physics this year. It is the first year that the school will have physics (a new school). I have not taught physics before. The administrator thought that they had a textbook, but they do not. I am looking for a physics textbook for this year, it must be an older edition so I can by used. The students start on Monday, I just found out I am teaching physics yesterday. Next year the school will be ordering all new books so I just need something to get by. I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good textbook?

Thank you for your help
 
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For my AP Physics class we used College Physics by Serway and Faughn. It was pretty good and had lots of homework problems to practice. You can prolly find used versions of it. I'm just a student btw, but I thought the book was pretty useful.
 
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Is this AP Physics B or C, or regular physics?
for AP B: Giancoli
for AP C: Haliday and Resnick
for regular: Serway
 

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