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After a long day of cruisn’ through the various adventures in life (Indiana Jones has nuttin’ on me), nothing hits the spot like…chocolate. But once you say chocolate that’s all you need say. So these pages are dedicated to a few of my other passions: alligator wrestling, bull riding, reading books (big books, little books, picture books, no pictures books, even little black books), listening to music (from A to Z and back again) and a variety of other things. So take a minute to browse some of my faves and I hope they become some of yours.

Memories from Limón by Edo Brenes - Book Review

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781913123048
Availability: IN WAREHOUSE - Usually Ships in 3-7 Business Days
Published: Nobrow - February 1st, 2022

Beautiful language and the backdrop of Costa Rica bring to life one man’s story. With a personal feeling to the tone of the story, this snapshot into the narrator’s life is how one man explores his family’s past to find himself and his family. This brings multiple generations together and family secrets to light. Some mature themes. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Beatrice Likes the Dark by April Genevieve Tucholke - Book Review

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By April Genevieve Tucholke, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643751573
Availability: Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

Beatrice while her sister Roo loves the light. Neither can understand the other's love of spiders, cellars, stars (Beatrice), or the sun, flowers, and the day's joys (Roo). But when Roo admits to being afraid of the dark, Beatrice does what any good big sister would do, and gives her a special piece of magic. Learning to appreciate and love each other (even if they cannot get behind the other's personal tastes), the sisters create a happy medium. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango - Book Review

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Iveliz Explains It All By Andrea Beatriz Arango, Alyssa Bermudez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593563977
Availability: Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

In prose poetry format, the world of Iveliz opens up in this modern story about coming to terms with depression, grief, growing up, reaching out for help and all that is in between. Relatable even to adults who have gone through the issues or are even currently going through the issues the main character Iveliz must deal with. And of course, a wonderful story for the aimed reader. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Maybe An Artist, A Graphic Memoir by Liz Montague - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780593307823
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Published: Random House Studio - October 4th, 2022

Maybe an Artist, a Graphic Memoir is a simple, but expressive and sweet memoir about how one person became the artist they are today. It was not an easy path, filled with boys, school, friendship, social themes, and siblings. And it is one that we can relate to. Montague added their delightful artwork to accompany the text. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Nowhere Girl by Magali Le Huche - Book Review

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781913123192
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Published: Nobrow - September 6th, 2022

Magali, while coming of age in the early 1990's has a big love for a fab set of guys: John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Between their music, her family and a handful of friends, she comes to terms with her fears and anxieties. She learns how to use what the Beatles “taught her” and apply it to everyday situations and her schoolwork. And today, while she is no longer that twelve-year-old she is (mostly) okay with that and who she is now. (Even if she sometimes sends artwork to Paul McCartney). Set in Paris, the colorful images and personality of our heroine comes alive. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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