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up and ready to update! Here are the titles the Bookroo Crew bought in March and what we think of them.
Jane and Kesler:
What we were looking for: Read alouds for Fitz (our four-year-old son) and a few just-for-fun books to try out!
The Chocolate Touch:
After a little bit of research, pulling up some choices and reading him some summaries, Fitz chose this one—this kid loves candy! Very minimal pictures in this one and all black and white, which I was worried would be a no-go, but surprisingly Fitz didn't seem phased and happily listened to the entire book. I thought it was fine, but nothing special, but Fitz seemed to enjoy it and it's certainly a fun premise, so we'll call it a win. It took us about 4 days to get through.
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride:
We bought the first book in this series for Fitz for Christmas and so far I've heartily enjoyed everything of Kate DiCamillo's that I've read. I especially love that this series has so many (and such fantastic!) illustrations. It's a simple story, with just the right amount of humor and pizazz! We read this in a single sitting and Will (my 20-month-old son) was curious enough about the pictures that he joined us for a bit as well. We'll definitely be acquiring more books in this series!
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane:
Next on our TBR list!
Tiffany and Chandler:
What we were looking for: Potty training help and introducing a past favorite to our own children!
This is often on lists of the 100 best kids' books. It's potty training season at our home, and we're experiencing mixed results, so I thought this classic might help (cross my fingers!).
The Princess and the Goblin:
I remember loving this story when one of my elementary school teachers read it to the class. I don't remember many details, but what sticks out in my mind are goblin tunnels and the princess's clever idea to track her path with a string. I'm looking forward to rediscovering it with my kids.
Your Place in the Universe:
We bought this a little bit ago but had to mention it. It is incredibly unique as it compares the size of various things in the universe—an ostrich, buildings, mountains, and more. It's designed in such an engaging, informative way that you learn a lot without even realizing it.
Rebecca and Tayler:
What we were looking for: Adding a diverse read and a childhood favorite to our library!
Like the Moon Loves the Sky:
I read this book last year when it first came out and it’s stuck in my mind ever since—I knew I needed to pull the trigger and add it to my library this month! The author’s note is a must read and the big factor in why I love this book so dearly. The meaning of “Inshallah” is poignant and expounds the beauty in this “I love you” story that will resonate clearly with every parent. My baby boy loves the colors in this one, prompting his touching the pages and reading aloud along with me.
Though I hadn’t read this book in years, when I thought about it recently I didn’t hesitate to buy it, simply because of the strong memories I have of loving my elementary school librarian reading it to our class during storytime. It was a favorite she introduced to the class, and I was pleasantly surprised when I read it again this month. It was just as charming, but even more meaningful this time around, and I can’t wait for my 6-month old to gain fond memories of this throughout his childhood.