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Parent Hacks

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By Asha Dornfest, Craighton Berman (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780761184317
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 5th, 2016

From the creator of Parenthacks.com, here is a collection of ingenious, down to earth solutions for everyday parenting problems. From using puppy training pads to protect car seats to cleaning up glitter with play dough, this book will make you smile. Perfect baby shower gift ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo.


Who Done It

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By Olivier Tallec (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781452141985
Availability: Special Order
Published: Chronicle Books - October 13th, 2015

The answers to the twelve questions in this ingenious book lie in the characters. A wonderful way to teach kids vocabulary, the difference between “who, whose, who’s,” and the art of observation. The hilarious illustrations and guessing game will keep little ones engaged. Ages 3-5. ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo


Sunny Side Up

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By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545741668
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Published: Graphix - August 25th, 2015

Sunny Lewin gets sent to Florida on vacation with her grandfather. ‘Gramps’ lives in Pine Palms, a retirement community, and his idea of ‘big plans’ for the day involve things like going to the post office or the supermarket. Sunny is having a hard time adapting to all the elderly people around her so meeting Buzz seems just what she needs. He’s the son of the gardener, a Cuban immigrant who used to be a chemist back in his country. Buzz has inherited his love of comic books from his dad and he shares his passion with Sunny. Soon they’ll be discussing all the different superheroes and their powers, and living out some adventures of their own: rescuing the neighbors’ cats and avoiding alligators along the way. Sunny is having a better time than she first expected but there is a secret that is still bothering her related to her older brother back home. Will she be able to release this burden before her time in Florida is up? In this semi autobiographical story, Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm give us a great graphic novel, endearing and funny. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this beautifully told story. ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo


Baba Yaga's Assistant

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By Marika McCoola, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763669614
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Published: Candlewick - August 4th, 2015

Who’s Baba Yaga, you ask? Well, think of a very old witch with Russian background, who likes to eat children for dinner and lives in a house that stands on chicken legs and has a mind of its own. She’s creepy & cruel, just as you would expect of a witch. Now Baba Yaga needs help around the house to get all her chores done and so she decides to put an ad on the paper. Masha, who’s going through some tough times adapting to her dad’s new life, decides to apply. Her grandmother had some magical talents she hopes she’s inherited and had told her some stories about working for Baba Yaga herself. Imagine all the hoops Masha will have to go through to perform all of the witch’s tests, will she pass and become her assistant? First Masha will have to get inside Baba Yaga’s house, then we’ll see... In Marika McCoola’s debut graphic novel, with fantastic illustrations by Emily Carroll, folklore, magic and the real world intermingle together beautifully. Read and enjoy! ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo


Gaby, Lost and Found

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$6.99
ISBN: 9780545798631
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 28th, 2015

Gaby’s mom has been deported to Honduras. Even though these are some very tough times for Gaby, she is learning a lot with the help of her best friend Alma and her ‘furry friends’ and Dr. Villalobos at the shelter where she is volunteering. The most valuable lesson she learns is the importance of FAMILY, FRIENDSHIP & most of all, TRUST. This book is a beautiful story with an important message. ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo


The Baby Tree

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By Sophie Blackall, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257186
Availability: Backordered
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 1st, 2014

This adorable book with beautiful illustrations explores different 'theories' about where babies come from! Our protagonist is about to have a baby brother and he asks everyone he can, "where do babies come from?" until he gets the right answer! The book also includes suggestions on how to answer some of children's trickiest questions. ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo


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