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When I saw Hannah's Bookmobile Christmas at the library, I knew I had to read a picture book that combines two of my favorite things: books and Christmas. When I was a girl growing up in Scotland, there was a bookmobile that would come to our little dead-end street every few weeks, and I used to love climbing up into the back of it and looking for more books. I haven't seen a bookmobile since, but I enjoyed reading this reminder that they do indeed still exist.

This story is about a girl named Hannah who likes to ride along with her Aunt Mary who, along with her cat named Dickens (!), drives a blue bookmobile named Blue Bird. We follow them along to several stops, witnessing the enjoyment and sense of community that are built around this mobile library. 

When a snowstorm keeps them from getting up a hill, Hannah realizes she might have to spend Christmas Eve stuck in the bookmobile. But really, is that such a bad thing? 

Scrounged From: Our local library

Format: Hardcover
Author: Sally Derby
Illustrator: Gabi Swiatkowska
Pages: 32
Content Advisory: None

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