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One Hundred Miles from Manhattan

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781936940707
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Published: Monkfish Book Publishing - March 4th, 2014

Spanish journalist and writer Guillermo Fesser offers a great view of life in Upstate New York. As a Spaniard, he looks at his new life in the United States with fresh eyes, not only the way a tourist would, but also as a very thorough & curious journalist. This book has the power to change preconceptions about the United States and the people who live here for all those who don't. For Americans, especially those from New York, this book will provide a whole new perspective on the Upstate area and some other parts of the country. Guillermo’s book can even teach the locals about little known facts, thanks to his great gift of asking people questions and listening very carefully. Go ahead, take a trip to Manhattan’s underground steam pipe system, make some maple syrup or visit a bison ranch, it’s all there, you just have to open the book and let Guillermo take you. ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo


Eat Like a Dinosaur

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By Paleo Parents, Elana Amsterdam (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781936608874
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Victory Belt Publishing - March 20th, 2012

What an interesting book! Great recipes for kids & adults alike. You don’t have to be on the Paleo diet to appreciate these dishes. It has tons of scrumptious options even your gluten-free friends can enjoy. The Paleo Parents share the recipes that have helped their family improve their health tremendously. ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo


Cook It

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By DK
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ISBN: 9781465402547
Availability: Out of Print
Published: DK Children - February 18th, 2013

Another reason to love DK publishers. What a great book! Full of scrumptious recipes both kids and adults will love, this book includes breakfast, dinner, drinks, desserts and more. It contains great step-by-step pictures and explanations. It also has a glossary at the beginning to explain equipment, cooking techniques, etc. Everything a beginner cook would want to know! ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo


Luke on the Loose

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$6.99
ISBN: 9781935179368
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Published: Toon Books - March 11th, 2014

Luke goes out to the park with his dad, who only talks about boring things with other adults. He decides that running after pigeons is way more fun than listening to dad! See how Luke’s game turns into a wild chase that will bring the city to a HALT! This is a great introduction to graphic novels for kids, very entertaining and fast paced, with wonderfully funny illustrations. ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo


Old Mikamba Had a Farm

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By Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257407
Availability: Backordered
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 31st, 2013

This is a great book to teach kids about the animals that inhabit the great plains of Africa. Mikamba will show you part of the village where he lives along with the animals that live around it. Sing with Old Mikamba and learn about the wild! The book includes descriptions and facts about each of the animals depicted in the story. ~ Reviewed by Adriana Gómez Piccolo


Gaby, Lost and Found

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780545489454
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Scholastic Press - July 30th, 2013

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


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