Archive for August, 2011

Write the best book review

and share what you are reading!

Every month I will select a winner from the book reviews from our blog. Don´t miss the opportunity to get a prize!

Ms. Adriana

August 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm 129 comments

Recipe contest

Hello everyone!

Start adding your recipes to participate in Encino Library contest. You just need to write in a comment. Here some helpful information:

1. Share a recipe you already have tried, include ingredients and steps of preparation.

2. There will three winners, one for each UE grades.

3. You can participate with a limit of three recipes per student.

4. Winners will be announced at Encino Library at the end of September.

5. Don´t forget to write your name and classroom!

Remember if you are a winner, I will add your recipe to My A to Z Recipe Box.

Good luck!

Ms. Adriana

Now we have a winner!!!

Andrea G 5B

Please pick your prize at Encino Library!

August 30, 2011 at 12:11 pm 15 comments

Twisted Journeys 3, 4, 8, 9 & 14.

Every Twisted Journeys™ graphic novel lets YOU control the action by choosing which path to follow. First choose one of these five new graphic novels, then decide: Which twists and turns will your journey take?
  Your worst fears come true when you´re trapped  in a very haunted house!
Test your courage against skeleton warriors,
a powerful wizard, and the dreaded borkadrac!
Your spaceship needs a new part, and you´ll never get off this planet if you don´t make peace with the Makaknuk, the Zirfubi, and the Frongo!
Your top-secret mission: defeat an evil mastermind. But you´ll have to find him first, and spies are all around you!
Mysterious meteors are making massive mayhem! You could end up as small as a bug or trapped on another planet. Will you become an alien´s pet? Or return to Earth as a rampaging giant monster?

August 19, 2011 at 11:52 am Leave a comment

Amulet: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi.

After a family tragedy, Emily, Navin, and their mother move to an old ancestral home to start a new life. On the family’s very first night in the mysterious house, a strange noise lures them into the basement, where Em and Navin’s mom is kidnapped by a tentacled creature. Now it´s up to Em and Navin to figure out how to set things right and save their mother´s life!

See the book trailer:

& meet the characters at official site of Amulet.

August 19, 2011 at 10:54 am Leave a comment

Nightmare at the Bookfair by Dan Gutman.

Trip Dinkleman hates to read. Hates, hates, hates it. All he wants to do is play lacrosse. So when the president of the PTA asks Trip to help her out on his way to tryouts, he is not happy. He is even more not happy when a stack of books tumbles onto his head and knocks him out cold. And he is even more not happy when he wakes up and has absolutely no idea where he is. Now all he wants to do is get home. But after encountering a haunted house, aliens, talking animals, and much, much more, he realizes getting home might be just a little bit harder to do than he thought.

If you like this book, you will enjoy reading more books he has written:

  • My Weird School Series
  • Homework Machine
  • The Kid Who Ran for President
  • The Get Rich Club
  • The Million Dollar Shot
  • The Million Dollar Kick
  • The Million Dollar Put
  • The Return of Homework Machine
They are available at Encino Library.
Learn more about Dan Gutman books, in his site.

August 19, 2011 at 10:42 am Leave a comment

Sherlock Holmes and a Scandal in Bohemia by Murray Shay and M. J. Cosson.

Has Sherlock Holmes met his match?
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are asked to help the King of Bohemia find a very important photograph. It won”t be easy. The King’s former love, Irene Adler, has hidden the photograph. Holmes must don a clever disguise, stage a brawl, and even fake a house fire to find the mysterious image! But has Holmes underestimated Irene Adler?

You will enjoy this graphic novel!

August 19, 2011 at 10:12 am Leave a comment

Troll´s-Eye View: a Book of Villainous Tales.

Everyone thinks they know the real story behind the villains in fairy tales – evil, no two ways about it. But the villains themselves beg to differ. In this collection, you’ll hear from the Giant’s wife (“Jack and the Beanstalk”), Rumplestiltskin, the oldest of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, the witch from Hansel and Gretel and, some called Evil Cinderella. Are you ready?

August 19, 2011 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

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