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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.

Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo Maclear - Book Review

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By Kyo Maclear, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062447616
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Published: HarperCollins - February 6th, 2018

This story of a daring girl from Rome, Italy who not only took the world of fashion by storm, but the world of art by storm too (lobster on your evening gown anyone?) is an amazing book that is artful and factual. The art of Julie Morstad ties the text together. And the pages pop with colors of all kinds, but especially pink, which was Schiaparelli’s favorite color. A must have for history, art, or fashion buffs. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton - Book Review

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By Chris Barton, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481465618
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 25th, 2018

This is a great introduction to Barbara Jordan. While it focuses on her work and less on her personal life, it still gives a good overall picture. The afterwards cover more of her personal life. But as Jordan herself was private, nothing is too intruding. Older children (7 up) would be the perfect audience. But also, would be a fun "companion" time for the "adult or teen" learner to add to a presentation or talk. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


You Are Loved: Welcome Wishes for New Babies by Nancy Tillman - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781250182975
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 18th, 2018

This a baby book. You the parent fill in the information. However, it is not just "height, weight, who visited you, etc." but other things as well. This time it is a more poetic take on the “firsts” of your life and more. The text that is there is lovely but you make it your own in the end. The illustrations are in the signature style of Tillman with her rich, soft, bold and artistic combinations. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Depression & Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim - Book Review

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781943735204
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Published: Button Poetry - August 22nd, 2017

Depression & Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim is a collection of poems dealing with depression: thoughts, what she wishes others knew, conversations she had, the struggle and finally, the hope they have that they will be well someday. Even if you have not suffered from depression, anxiety or other mental health issues this is still a great book to read. If you have not had a family member or friend or other loved one suffering this is still a great book to read. If you have or are dealing with mental issues please read. It will show you are not alone. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs by Kate Messner - Book Review

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By Kate Messner, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452133508
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 3rd, 2018

When one young boy was watching man find space, he remembers that we need to stick our heads in the sand or more accurately the coral reefs, too. Messner introduces the reader to Ken Nedimyer and at the end gives information on the project, how we can help and a short glossary. Matthew Forsythe has images that tell their own story while complimenting the text. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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