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Adriana Gómez Piccolo - Bookseller in Saratoga Springs

Adriana Gómez Piccolo
I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

(This Is Just To Say by Williams Carlos Williams, 1962)

Get to Know Bernardo de Galvez (English Edition) (Personajes del Mundo Hispanico / Historical Figures of the H) by Guillermo Fesser - Book Review

Did you know there was a Spaniard that helped win the Revolutionary War? Who? Bernardo de Gálvez, that’s who. He was the Governor of Louisiana and he helped George Washington win Florida, (which had been taken by the British), aboard his ship, the Galveztown. The city of Galveston, Texas, was named that way in his honor (same name, just “the way it sounded ... in Spanish”). Later, he went on to participate in the Battle of Yorktown, for which he persuaded the people of Málaga, Spain, to send money. They did indeed send money, the same they had saved to build the cathedral in that town. As a result, that building was left with only one tower, for which it’s usually referred to as the ‘one-armed church’. These are the kind of interesting bits of history you can find in this book, based on the real story of Teresa Valcarce, who helped make the politicians at the Capitol keep the centuries old promise to hang a portrait of Bernardo de Gálvez. ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo

Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt - Book Review

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By Selina Alko (Illustrator), Paige Britt, Sean Qualls (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338053142
Availability: IN WAREHOUSE - Usually Ships in 3-7 Business Days
Published: Scholastic Press - August 29th, 2017

Philosophical & poetic at once, this picture book shows two children seemingly different, who ask the same kind of questions about themselves & others. It shows us that maybe we are not as different as we seem to be... Wonderful message with great illustrations. ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo

My Fridge: My First Book of Food by Duopress Labs - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781946064004
Availability: IN WAREHOUSE - Usually Ships in 3-7 Business Days
Published: duopress - September 5th, 2017

Chockfull of vibrant illustrations, this fridge-shaped board book will keep kids engaged through a wonderful array of food terms. The refrigerator shelves are bursting with foods that seem to come to life. A great combination of funny & educational elements. ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo

Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062409959
Availability: Click Title for IN STORE Location
Published: Ecco - October 25th, 2016

Bourdain delivers a wonderful cookbook, with his tried and true recipes, the ones he makes for friends and family. Each recipe is introduced with a hilarious paragraph or two, sometimes even a little essay about subjects like discussing the problem with club sandwiches (hint: it’s not the bacon), or which ingredients should not be included in a burger. The book even includes a detailed plan of attack for Thanksgiving preparation. With unique pictures and perfectly explained instructions, this book is sure to leave Bourdain fans satiated. Bon Appétit! ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo

Vinegar Girl

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ISBN: 9780804141260
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hogarth - June 21st, 2016

Kate Battista is young but her life is full of responsibilities; she takes care of the household, her sister Bunny and her absent minded scientist father. As if this was not enough, the pressure is on after her father involves her in a crazy plan to save Pyotr, his lab assistant, from deportation. A modern version of the “Taming of the Shrew”, this book’s characters will stay with you long after you finish reading it. ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo


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