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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.

Bernard Pepperlin by Cara Hoffman - Book Review

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By Cara Hoffman, Olga Demidova (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062865441
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Published: HarperCollins - September 17th, 2019

We have a hero mouse, with a familiar past, showing what the little guy can do. The story of Bernard (aka The Dormouse of one famous tea party), is one of courage, community, friendship and even, mistakes. This basically sequel to Alice in Wonderland brings to light why there was an eternal tea party; shows magic is real; it’s hard work to do the right thing and sometimes it only takes one mouse to stand up, for others to follow. ~ Reviewed by Jeanettte


Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha - Book Review

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By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062685094
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 28th, 2020

This lovely memoir of becoming not just Korean or not just becoming American but becoming both at the same time and through that, finding yourself. This graphic novel reads as a fiction story, though based on Ha’s life. The details of the story itself help give it a freshness to it and the graphic novel aspect helps bring the characters to life. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Catherine's War by Julia Billet - Book Review

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By Julia Billet, Claire Fauvel (Illustrator), Ivanka Hahnenberger (Translated by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062915597
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperAlley - January 21st, 2020

A Holocaust story with a twist. A young, French-Jewish girl, Rachel, goes into hiding but does it in the open. She (and other children) do not stay in any one place too long (usually not by choice). They sometimes are only one step ahead of the Nazis at any point. Things move quickly, text wise, but the illustrations help show the changing time. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Bravest Man in the World by Patricia Polacco - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781481494618
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 24th, 2019

This story focuses on a young Irish stowaway and how music was a tool to not only make money, but how he was able to connect to others and find a new family. He also learns what it means to be truly brave. Polacco’s narrator tells the story of the Titanic from a different point of view. Inspired by Wallace Hartley, a musician on the Titanic. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Kitten Construction Company: Meet the House Kittens by John Patrick Green - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781626728301
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Published: First Second - September 4th, 2018

Awww kittens are soooo cute! They are fluffy and adorable and sweet and look so cute in their hardhats! Must post to social media! Never mind that these kittens are carpenters, plumbers and electricians. They can build! They light things up! They can plumb the plumbing! Never mind how cute they are... just take them seriously and you will see what amazing things they can do. Yet, of course, the humans cannot take them seriously (after all, do you take your cat seriously when they “must get red dot”?) On top of everything else, the adorable illustrations help keep the theme and humor humming along. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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