Cookbook Review: How to Grill Vegetables

How to Grill Vegetables by Steven Raichlen

How to Grill Vegetables: Surprising Techniques and Delicious Recipes
by Steven Raichlen (Goodreads Author)
5 out of 5 stars

This book has everything you ever wanted to know about grilling vegetables. There are tips about how to manage the heat in your grill, and different techniques for different types of vegetables. There are even instructions for plank grilling, steam grilling, and smoking.

The recipes look delicious, and include all types of vegetables, breads, pizzas, and quesadillas too. There are colorful photographs of some of the recipes that make it all look so yummy!

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Spanish Picture Book Reviews: Una Tarde Super Increible, Al Carnaval!, Daniela y las Chicas Pirata

Una Tarde Súper Increíble by A.H. Benjamin

Una Tarde Súper Increíble
by A.H. BenjaminAnne Vasko (Illustrator), Luis Amavisca (Translator)
5 out of 5 stars

Una niña y su abuelo dan un paseo y se encuentran con unos animales súper increíbles que hacen cosas increíbles. El mono los invita a trepar a los árboles, el cocodrilo los invita a chapotear en el agua, la cebra los invita a bailar, el hipopótamo los deja levantar pesas con él, y el tigre los invita a jugar en la cama elástica. Cuando regresan a casa, la niña le cuenta a su abuela sobre su increíble día, pero la abuela no le cree, ¡hasta que todos los animales se presentan a cenar en la casa!

¡Este es un libro tan lindo! Durante la mayor parte de la historia, pensé que la niña y su abuelo solo estaban fingiendo hacer cosas con los animales, ¡así que fue una sorpresa divertida cuando todo resultó ser verdad!

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Fantasy Book Review: Summers at Castle Auburn

Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn

Summers at Castle Auburn
by Sharon Shinn
5 out of 5 stars

Corie is the illegitimate daughter of a nobleman, who visits the royal court every summer to be groomed and trained for life among the nobility. The rest of the year she lives with her peasant grandmother in a small village learning to be an herbalist healer. As Corie grows into a young woman, she begins to realize the depth of the court intrigue that surrounds her half-sister, Elisandra. She determines to do everything she can to help her sister. She soon discovers that there are others who need her help too; the magical elven people who are held as slaves in the castle.

I loved everything about this book! The magic, the world-building, the exciting plot, the writing style, the complex characters: everything is golden!

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Spanish Picture Book Reviews: Un Poco Perdido, Un Regalo para Amma

Un poco perdido by Chris Haughton

Un poco perdido
by Chris Haughton (Goodreads Author)
5 out of 5 stars

El pequeño búho se cae del nido y una ardilla amigable intenta ayudarlo a encontrar a su madre. El pequeño búho dice que su madre es GRANDE y Ardilla cree que el oso debe ser su madre. El pequeño búho dice que su madre tiene orejas puntiagudas y Ardilla piensa que el conejo debe ser su madre. El pequeño búho dice que su madre tiene ojos grandes y la ardilla piensa que la rana debe ser su madre. ¿Pueden encontrar a mama búho?

Me encantó la dulce historia de este libro. ¡El pequeño búho es tan lindo! Este es un gran libro para leer en voz alta y la historia es divertida.

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Comic Review: La Matadragones

La Matadragones by Jaime Hernández

La Matadragones
by Jaime HernándezF. Isabel Campoy (contributor)
4 out of 5 stars

Este cómic cuenta tres historias tradicionales de Latinoamerica sobre varitas mágicas, dragones, tontas amas de casa, y terceros hijos perezosos.

Me encanta la estructura tradicional de los cuentos de hadas y los giros imaginativos que toman las historias. Cada historia tiene elementos emocionantes y cierta repetición al igual que las historias tradicionales. Y, por supuesto, hay una lección moral al final. Las historias mantuvieron mi atención y aprecié los personajes interesantes que encajan en los roles de los viejos cuentos de hadas.

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Board Book Review: Next Stop: Kindergarten!

Next Stop by Brooke Jorden

Next Stop: Kindergarten!: A Preschool Graduation Affirmation
by Brooke Jorden
5 out of 5 stars

This board book encourages the young reader that they are ready for kindergarten. They know the colors and shapes. They know all their numbers and letters. They know how to listen and obey. There’s no reason to be worried about starting kindergarten, because these little readers are ready to learn!

This is such a cute book! I love the positive messages about being proud of all you have learned, and being willing to take on new challenges.

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Spanish Picture Book Reviews: Cucu en el Mar, Vivan las Uñas de Colores, La Frontera

Cucu! en el mar/Peekaboo in the Ocean by Cocoretto

Cucu! en el mar/Peekaboo in the Ocean
by Cocoretto (Illustrator)
5 out of 5 stars

This cute board book asks the reader, Who is hiding there? The illustrations first show an ocean creature covering their eyes to play peekaboo, then when you lift the flap you can see them diving through the seas or digging through the sand.

This is such a sweet book! I love that it is bilingual in Spanish and English for little readers who are learning two languages. The flaps are very sturdy to withstand the destruction of little hands. I love the adorable art and the bright colors! Every page is charming and fun!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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Cookbook Review: Aguas Frescas & Paletas

Aguas Frescas  Paletas by Ericka Sanchez

Aguas Frescas Paletas: Refreshing Mexican Drinks and Frozen Treats, Traditional and Reimagined
by Ericka Sanchez
5 out of 5 stars

This cookbook has recipes for delicious fruit beverages and ice pops made in the traditional Mexican style. There are recipes for cinnamon and clove flavors, as well as lighter fruit flavors like orange, melon, and strawberry. And of course, some of the more spicy and chocolate flavors are deliciously Mexican.

These recipes take me back to my childhood in Mexico! Just reading the book makes my mouth water. Every recipe has a large colorful photograph that shows you the delectable result. I’m so impressed with how attractive this book is!

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Board Book Reviews: F is for Farm, and C is for City

F Is for Farm by Ashley Marie Mireles

F Is for Farm
by Ashley Marie Mireles (Goodreads Author), Volha Kaliaha (Illustrations)
4 out of 5 stars

This board book leads the reader through the alphabet, teaching words that have to do with farming. Some of the words are obvious ones (D is for Duck, and B is for Barn), but others of them are more exotic (X is for Ximenia), and one of the words left me confused about why it was included (N is for Next-Gen).

The illustrations are bright and colorful, and I love the cute art style! Every page is vibrant with animals, plants, and farming equipment. The farmers pick apples in the orchard, irrigate the fields, harvest pumpkins, milk the cow, and collect eggs from the chickens.

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Picture Book Review: I Don’t Want to Go to School

I Don't Want to Go to School by Lula Bell

I Don’t Want to Go to School
by Lula BellBrian Fitzgerald (Illustrations)
5 out of 5 stars

This picture book follows Mouse and Dinosaur as they prepare for their first day of school. They are both so scared. Mouse worries that the children won’t like her, and Dinosaur worries that the teacher might be mean. But there is a huge surprise waiting for the class when they arrive at school! Mouse and Dinosaur learn to love school and not be so nervous.

I love the colorful illustrations! Every page is popping with brightness and fun. The art is really expressive and cute! I love the crayon style of the art.

This whole story is delightful and fun, and this would be the perfect gift for a little reader who is just starting a new school year!

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