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What We Bought: September Edition

July 27, 2021

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

Jane and Kesler:

What we were looking for: Some sweet non-fiction!

Maps
6.3
Maps
Written and illustrated by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski
Maps
Written and illustrated by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski
Personal Thoughts

We’ve been all about great stories over here (and don’t get me wrong, we still are), but with a little guy over here getting more and more curious about our world, I wanted a map book that was accessible and fun to explore, but also beautiful and accurate . . . and this is a winner! This is such a cool reference book!

Tiffany and Chandler:

What we were looking for: A hilarious new release and a beloved classic!

On Account of the Gum
5.9
On Account of the Gum
Written and illustrated by Adam Rex
On Account of the Gum
Written and illustrated by Adam Rex
Personal Thoughts

We’re always excited to see new material come out from Adam Rex, and we think this story is hilarious as the familiar plight of gum in your hair escalates through classic home remedies to some outlandish proposals.

Where the Wild Things Are
6.7
Where the Wild Things Are
Written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Personal Thoughts

Like so many other families, we enjoy the classic story of Max’s journey among the Wild Things. We’ve had a copy on our shelves before but it appears to have been eaten by the bookshelf monster — closely related to the dryer sock monster —  so we needed to get a new copy.

Rebecca and Tayler:

What we were looking for: Snagging well-loved reads from the Bookroo Deals page!

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)
6.2
Personal Thoughts

This fractured fairy tale is inspiring, well thought out, and oh-so-charming! It's a popular read for a reason, and when I saw it on the Bookroo Deals page, it was an easy decision to add it to our home library. I love Humpty in this story, and this is one I'm happy to read over and over again to remind my boy (and myself) that we can be brave, try again, and not just get back up after we fall—but make it to new heights!

A Bad Case of Stripes
6.0
A Bad Case of Stripes
Written and illustrated by David Shannon
Personal Thoughts

Some books are such childhood favorites that you can remember the first time you read them. This is one of those titles for me—my elementary librarian read this for story time and I've loved it ever since! It's colorful and charmingly different, creatively using lima beans to demonstrate the importance and power of loving yourself and not worrying what others think of you.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
5.1
Personal Thoughts

We have Chicka Chicka ABC, but we needed to add this popular read to our collection, and what a better time then when it's on sale?! I remember when this book came out, my cousins had a freshly printed copy at their house and the rhythm of the text made me instantly love it. I love reading it to my kid and passing on the fun cadence, and he loves when I shake the book to the "BOOM, BOOM!"

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