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What We Bought: November Edition

November 1, 2021

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

Jane and Kesler:

What we were looking for: Expanding our Christmas Collection!

picture • 40 Pages
The Night Before Christmas
6.4
The Night Before Christmas
Written by Clement C. Moore & illustrated by Loren Long
Our thoughts

Clement C. Moore's poem has had countless illustrations set to it, but this is by far and away my favorite. Still the classic poem, but this tugs at my heartstrings like no other with the illustrations that include economic diversity (e.g. Christmas in a trailer park), and the hope and joy the season can bring to all.

Tiffany and Chandler:

What we were looking for: A classic and a less familiar story from a bestselling pair!

chapter • 260 Pages
Five Children and It
Our thoughts

We haven't read any of E. Nesbit's classic children's stories yet, so we thought we'd start with Five Children and It.

picture • 32 Pages
The Highway Rat
Our thoughts

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are the pair behind the well known story The Gruffalo, but they've worked together on over ten children's titles, including this clever tale of a rat who steals from all the highway travelers before he gets his comeuppance from a clever duck.

Rebecca and Tayler:

What we were looking for: A new favorite Christmas book!

picture • 40 Pages
The Night Before Christmas
6.4
Our thoughts

Bookroo named this a must own for a reason, and I realized I still needed to add it to my library this Christmas season! I love the diversity in the characters and settings. It's perfect for everyone who celebrates Christmas, because it shows that however you celebrate, Christmas can be just as special.

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