Archive for November, 2011

Cooking with Fruits and Vegetables by Claire Llewellyn and Clare O´Shea.

Step-by-step delicious  and healthy recipes with useful techniques!!

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Roses decoration for your tasty recipes:

November 29, 2011 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

The LEGO Ideas Book: Unlock your imagination by Daniel Lipkowitz.

Be inspired by LEGO fan builders to create amazing LEGO models!

This book is a visual treasury of building ideas, tips, and tricks to inspire your own brick creations. Inside its pages you will find medieval castles, intergalactic spaceships, dastardly pirate ships, soaring jet planes – and much, much more!

Look inside this book: 

Play Lego games here.

November 29, 2011 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

Amulet: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi.

Emily, Navin, and the crew arrive in the lost city of Cielis, but they soon realize it is not the utopia they expected to find. While Trellis and Luger are taken prisoner, Emily is forced to fight for her life in a series of tests that will determine who among the new generation of young Stonekeepers will join the Guardian Council, the powerful group of Stonekeepers who govern Alledia. As the number of competitors gets smaller and smaller, a terrible secret is slowly uncovered – a secret that will change the lives of our heroes forever. From The Stacks.

Amulet Website.

Book trailer: 

November 29, 2011 at 11:29 am Leave a comment

Special Effects: an Introduction to Movie Magic to Ron Miller.

Dinosaurs, alien monsters, spaceships, exploding planets .these thrilling movie features are all creations of the wizards of special effects. For more than a century, special effects technicians have dazzled audiences with visions of the fantastic and the impossible.

From the primitive effects of the silent film era to the incredible achievements of the digital age, Special Effects reveals how they were done.. and what the future of special effects may hold.

From young to old in one video:

November 29, 2011 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

Bake Sale by Sara Varon.

Cupcake´s life is pretty good: He´s got his bakery, his band, and his best friend. Things aren´t always so easy, though.

Sometimes, Cupcake could use a little help.

But is he looking for it in the wrong place?




Sara Varon site:

Listen the book review from Bookhouse180:

November 29, 2011 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

Bullies to Buddies by Izzy Kalman.

Bullies. Who needs them?

Have you been dreaming of a life without bullies? Here´s great news. Your dreams can come true. No matter how terribly your bullies have been treating you, you can be rid of them in a matter of days. Not by beating them up or sending them to jail, but by turning them into buddies.

Whether your bullies are other kids, brothers or sisters, parents or teachers, this book will teach you how to defeat  them with almost no effort. Without anyone else´s help and without getting anyone in trouble, you will always be the winner. You will always get the respect you deserve when you use the simple rules in this book.

Visit this project site, to look for resources, videos and more:

November 29, 2011 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

The Purple Smurfs by Peyo.

War of the smurfs!

The purple plague has struck the smurf village in “the purple smurfs.”

A smurf is bit by a mysterious purple fly, and becomes crazed and starts biting other smurfs on the tails which starts spreading the mysterious disease through-out the Smurf village. Soon, most of the smurfs are purple and attacking the few remaining blue smurfs. Will Papa Smurf find a cure before it´s so late?

Visit The Smurfs official site,

Or watch the cartoon:

November 29, 2011 at 10:22 am 2 comments

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda & Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger.

It takes the wisdom of Yoda to survive the sixth grade.

Meet Dwight, a sixth-grade oddball. Dwight does a lot of weird things, like wearing the same T-shirt for a month or telling people to call him “Captain Dwight.” This is embarrassing, particularly for Tommy, who sits with him at lunch every day.

But Dwight does one cool thing. He makes origami. One day he makes an origami finger puppet of Yoda. and that´s when things get mysterious. Origami Yoda can predict the future and suggest the best way to deal with a tricky situation. His advice actually works, and soon most of the sixth grade is lining up with questions.

Tommy wants to know how origami Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. Is Yoda taping into the force? It´s crucial that Tommy figure out the mystery before he takes Yoda´s advice about something very important that has to do with a girl.

This is Tommy´s case file of his investigation into “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda”.

Watch the book trailer:

Or learn how to make an origami Yoda:

Now, a year later of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, it´s a dark time at McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight has been suspended and may be expelled, which means no more origami Yoda. Even worse, Darth Paper, a puppet created by Dwight´s nemesis, Harvey, has taken Yoda´s place. He spews insults and evil and just may be responsible for getting Dwight kicked out in the first place. Now the kids of McQuarrie are trying to build a case to save Dwight. This is their case file.

Make you own Darth Paper:

Visit Tom Angleberger blog:

November 29, 2011 at 10:13 am Leave a comment

Sidekicks by Jack D. Ferraiolo.

Sidekick Rules:

  • Distract, don´t engage
  • Let your superhero have the spotlight
  • Remember, the hero is the “cool, dark, mysterious” one, you´re the “goofball”
  • Chant your superhero´s catchphrase on cue (no matter how corny it is)
  • Wear your costume (even if it makes you look like a tool)

After an embarrassing incident involving said tights and the revelation that his lifelong nemesis, supervillain sidekick Monkeywrench, might be one of the most popular kids at his school, Scott begins to question his role. How long can he stay on the sidelines and still hope to have a life?

Follow his blog:

or watch this video of Jack D. Ferraiolo.

November 29, 2011 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham.

We first met the two best friends, Theodore Boone and April Finnemore, in John Grisham’s first kid’s book, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer. Now, in Theodore Boone: The Abduction, the second book in the series, April has been abducted, and Theo wants to take action and help as much as he can to find his best friend.

Everyone at school is worried about April. Theo sets up a team to help find her. But when a body turns up in the water, the town gets more and more worried about April and if she is still alive or nott. To find out more, you will have to read Theodore Boone: The Abduction.

I enjoyed this book because it kept me guessing about what would happen next from beginning to end. I loved every part of every chapter — I couldn’t put it down! Grisham’s writing makes you feel like you are part of the book. From The Stacks blog.

See the book trailer:

Visit the site of Kid Lawyer site, where you can find odd laws around U.S., like this one:

It is illegal to not keep your promises. Find where?

November 28, 2011 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

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