What We Bought: May Edition
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What We Bought: May Edition

May 25, 2021

Get your book wishlists up and ready to update! Here are the titles the Bookroo Crew bought in May and what we think of them.

Jane and Kesler:

What we were looking for: Story time adds from our Bookroo Wishlist!

Hoot: A Hide-And-Seek Book of Counting
Hoot: A Hide-And-Seek Book of Counting
Written by Jonathan Litton & illustrated by Fhiona Galloway
Personal Thoughts

We have another in this series that my mom picked up for us about animal noises that we love, so this one looked like one we’d like to try, but it was decidedly blah.

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)
6.1
Personal Thoughts

This is one I’d read before looking for books about facing fears, and instantly fell in love with. Seriously, it is SO clever. I’m a sucker for the fractured fairy tale genre in general, so the way this developed Humpty Dumpty in a completely new way made my heart sing. We’ve loved owning it.

This Little Artist
6.3
This Little Artist
Written by Joan Holub & illustrated by Daniel Roode
Personal Thoughts

We love this whole series, and this is no exception. I love that as an adult reading it on repeat, I start to pick up some additional facts, that you can read just the left page or just the right page if you need to speed it up, and that my kids legitimately enjoy them. This has become a new favorite with my 18 month old.


Tiffany and Chandler:

What we were looking for: A mindfulness lesson and a tribute to essential workers.

Keeping the City Going
Written and illustrated by Brian Floca
Personal Thoughts

Reading this book brought back all the feelings of living in New York City last year during the pandemic. Every night at 7:00 pm we’d open our windows, along with all of our neighbors and we’d clap and cheer for the essential workers. Our kids even made a drum set to bang and make noise to honor them. Brian Floca does such an amazing job of capturing and memorializing that unforgettable time.

My Mindful Walk with Grandma
5.3
Personal Thoughts

We've noticed lately that one of our kids is always looking to the next activity to the point that he fails to enjoy the good things happening in the moment—and he’s not the only one in our family with this tendency. We love this story’s genuine depiction of mindfulness as a girl learns to appreciate a hike with her grandma as they make their way to a highly anticipated destination.

Harold and the Purple Crayon
6.1
Personal Thoughts

We didn’t have this classic story on our bookshelf yet, and it’s one we both clearly remember loving as kids, so we can’t wait to enjoy it with our children.


Rebecca and Tayler:

What we were looking for: A new bedtime book and building our classics collection.

Strega Nona
5.3
Strega Nona
Written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Strega Nona
Written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Personal Thoughts

I grew up loving Strega Nona and wishing I had her magic pasta pot, and it was about time I added this classic to my bookshelf. Tomie dePaola’s signature style, especially in this favorite, is one I’ll happily pass down to the next generation.

When the World Is Ready for Bed
5.1
Personal Thoughts

This charming bedtime story stands out from others with the additional aspects of a bedtime routine that match our own, like talking through the good parts of the day, reading a bedtime book, and saying prayers. It’s a darling, sweet read, though it doesn’t match up to our current favorite, More Than Balloons.

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