Archive for April, 2012

Who Was…?: 9 titles ready to tell you the most inspiring stories.

A boy who loved drawing animals. A teenager whose puppet shows were on TV. The creator of the world-famous Muppets. Who was he?

A mischivieous, adventurous boy named Samuel Clemens. A steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River, gold miner, newspaper writer, and world traveler. Learn more inside the book.

A little boy who liked collecting beetles much more than going to school. A (very seasick) passenger who sailed around the world on a five-year voyage. The scientist who started a “revolution of thought” with his theory of evolution. Any clue?

A wilderness folk hero who could talk to birds. A real man named John Chapman. A nature lover who planted thousands of apple trees for pioneer families to enjoy. Don´t miss it!

A skinny, sickly boy always in the shadow of his older brother. A WWII hero who saved his shipwrecked crewmen in the Pacific Ocean. The first Catholic president, and also the youngest man ever elected. It sounds familiar?

A boy who always stood up for himself. A teenage sports superstar. An African American who changed the face of baseball forever. You will be surprised!

A six-year old who dazzled the empress of Austria with his piano brilliance. A composer who wrote more than 600 concertos, sonatas, symphonies, and operas in his thirty-five-year lifetime. A serious musician who loved to tell silly jokes.

A girl who liked fishing. A teenager who cleaned houses to make money. The woman who took a stand by sitting on a bus.

A boy ho loved zoos and drawing silly animals. A college student voted “least likely succeed. An author and illustrator ho changed children´s books forever.

 

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April 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm 11 comments

Easy Science Experiments!

Scary science by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone.

Get ready to brew up some scary fun!

Frighten your friends with shrunken heads, rotting zombies, and spooky sounds. Gross out your family with festering ooze, squishy eyeballs, and bubbling alien blood. Learn how to make spiderwebs, rubber bones, and things that glow in the dark. And discover the real-life stories behind deadly spiders, zombie worms, exploding snakes, vampires and more.

The Usborne big book of science: things to make and do by Rebecca Gilpin and Leonie Pratt.

Find over fifty fantastically fun projects that use easy-to-find everyday materials. Make things that fly, fling, spin, swim, whoosh, zoom and ooze, and discover the surprising science behind them.

April 26, 2012 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

El Último Refugio by J. Patrick Lewis.

On an afternoon like any other, an artist’s imagination disappears. His quest to recover it leads him to a remote seaside hotel visited by some remarkable guests. From Google Books. The book is in Spanish.

April 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm Leave a comment

Big Nate from the Top by Lincoln Pierce.

Big Nate is taking it from the top-the top of the troublemaker´list! Nate Wright is eleven years old, four-and-a-half-feet tall, and the all-time record older for detentions in school history. He´s a self-described genius and a sixth-grade Renaissance man. Middle school kids everywhere can relate to Big Nate´s daily battle against overzealous teachers, undercooked cafeteria food, and all-around conventionality.

Visit Big Nate webpage.

April 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm 2 comments

The MLS World of Soccer: Travel Home with MLS Stars by James Buckley Jr.

Let´s play soccer!

The teams of Major League Soccer feature top stars from around the world. Meet them-and learn more about their home countries – in this awesome new book!

Visit England, Brazil, Argentina, Jamaica, Mexico, Ghana and more!

Americans and Canadians are here too, of course!

Want to know more about this, visit: MLS website.

April 26, 2012 at 12:02 pm Leave a comment

Pet Trouble: Bulldog Won´t Budge by T. T. Sutherland.

Meatball is a great dog. Eric has always wanted a dog, so when a bulldog named Meatball is abandoned at this mother´s  veterinarian office, Eric is sure it´s fate – he can give Meatball a new home!

There´s  just one thing…

Meatball is stubborn. And slow. Eric wants to go to the park and play fetch, but Meatball likes to lie in the grass and drool. Is there anything Eric can do to get this bulldog to budge?

April 26, 2012 at 11:57 am 3 comments

Phineas & Ferb, past & future!

Have fun with these new titles of the famous couple:

It´s ancient History! adapted by Ellie O´Ryan.

After checking out a museum exhibit about ancient Greece, Phineas and ferb decide to create an awesome chariot race! They challenge Buford Van Stomm, their friend and the town bully, to compete against them. Who will be crowned the winner? Then, Phineas and Ferb go on an archeological dig-where they discover a caveman!

Quantum Boogaloo adapted by John Green.

Phineas and Ferb need a tool that hasn´t been invented yet, so unfortunately, they´re spotted by future Candace, who follows them back in time to bust them on the day they built their giant roller coaster, she does bust them-but by doing so, she changes the future! and hey… Where is Perry (in the future)?

April 26, 2012 at 11:09 am 2 comments

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