Archive for January, 2013

Comics and picture books.


BC Mambo by Erik Craddock.

Our hero discover a time portal of doom in his bathroom… Discover his adventures…

Taro and the magic pencil by Sango Morimoto.

Taro loves comic books. He used to think the comics he created were nothing more than flat pieces of paper-until they came to life! Now Taro´s characters are being erased! How can a real boy save a comic book world? With the wave of a magic pencil, of course!

The Zombie Chasers Sludgment Day by John Kloepfer.

 The Maul of America! It´s been two days since a zombie virus turned Zack Clarke´s parents, neighbors, and most of the country into brain-munching fiends. It´s time for the Zombie Chasers to end this nightmare once and for all!

With an antidote in hand, the gang sets off on a wild cross-country road trip to defeat the evil genius behind the zombie apocalypse. But the clock is ticking! Will Sludgment Day be the dawn of the dead?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney.

Love is in the air-but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?

A Valentine´s day dance at Greg´s middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to fid a date, he´s worried he’ll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn´t have any prospects either, but that´s a small consolation.

An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who´s going to be lucky in love.

Picture books

Howl´s Moving Castle by Hayao Miyazaki.

My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki.

Eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy litle sister Mei are overjoyed about moving into a historic country house with their dad – but the girls don’t realize what a delightful adventure awaits them there. While exploring their sprawling home and the beautiful ruralarea that surrounds it, Satsuki and Mei meet Granny, a sweet old woman, and her timid grandson Kanta. They als experience firsthand the magic of the Soot Sprits, mysterious creatures that live in the walls, and discover a huge camphor tree that might just be enchanted… From Amazon.


Jack and the Baked Beanstalk by Colin Stimpson.

Jack and his mom run a little burger café that´s close to broke. So when he spends their last pennies on a can of baked beans, his mom throws them out the window, starting a GIANT adventure!

Discover what happens when money becomes more precious than happiness in this modern fairy tale.

January 15, 2013 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

San Agustin Book Fair is almost here!!

Slide1All CI Community is invited!!

comingsoonWe are also getting ready for Encino Book Fair.

January 14, 2013 at 8:27 am Leave a comment

Curiosities and fun!

125 true stories of amazing animals

Meet a tiger that befriends a pig, a walrus that does sit-ups, a tree climbing dog, a kayaking otter, and many more amazing animal anecdotes; these truth-is-stranger-than-fiction stories are paired with incredible photos and loads of animal facts. Discover tons of furry fun on every page!


Ripley´s Believe it or not! Special Edition 2013

Nothing is stranger than the truth! Can you believe?

…hair that measures more than 20 feet long?

…an ocean that turned into a giant bubble bath?

Look inside and be amazed!!


Guinness World Records 2013

Discover the answers to the world´s most intriguing questions…

Who´s smaller-the new shortest man or the heaviest newborn baby?

What weighs more the largest donkey or the heaviest dog?

Plus, new for 2013:

Download the free augmented reality app to see records come to life in amazing 3D!

Watch some of therecords you´ll find inside the book:

January 14, 2013 at 8:21 am Leave a comment

Bullies are a Pain in the Brain by Trevor Romain.


If you´re sick of being picked on, pushed around, threatened, or teased, this book is for you.  This book explains how you can become Bully-proof.

January 10, 2013 at 9:58 am Leave a comment

Water and air ships.


Inside ships and subs by Steve Parker.

Get ready to discover how watercraft works –from hydrofoils to oil supertankers – with amazing illustrations, cutaways views, magnified insets and detailed photographs.

Ships and submarines by Steve Parker.

Discover the inner working of 15 watercraft, from racing catamarans to deep-sea submersibles. Each illustration explains the technology behind central components and throughout there are photographs to show each craft in action. Starting how ships float, each spread goes on to explore the history and the future of individual watercraft while Internet links provide and exciting way to find out more about this subject.

Inside Aircraft by Steve Parker.

Learn how aircraft works, from early flyers to state-of-the-art bombers, with detailed photographs.

January 10, 2013 at 9:22 am 1 comment

Books of values and manners in Spanish.


Some of the titles of “Hacer Familia” series are now available at Encino. The books have a practical approach including real anecdotes and concrete action plans to follow.

100 planes de acción by Fernando Corminas.

Educar hoy by Fernando Corominas.

Exigir para educar by Eusebio Ferrer.

Virtudes humanas by José Antonio Alcazár y Fernando Corominas.

Tus hijos de 1 a 3 años by Blanca Jordán de Urries.

Los buenos modales de tus hijos pequeños by José Fernando Calderero.


January 10, 2013 at 9:19 am Leave a comment

Boys, birds, art and origami.

Boyology by Sarah O´Leary Burningham.

In this essential guide for every teen girl, the author gets the real story from real teens, and breaks down the sometimes terrifying world of boys with totally useful advice on text flirting, meeting the parents, and how to navigate the treacherous waters between boy friend and boyfriend. From the first flirt to the first date to how long it will take to survive a breakup, this is an up-close and personal look at everything a girl needs to know about dating the ever-elusive teenage boy.

Watch the author talking about her book:


Angry Birds Space. 

One small fling for a bird, one quantum leap for birdkind!

Blast off with the angry birds as they flight through space on an intergalactic rescue mission! Evil space piggies have stolen their eggs and are hiding them somewhere in outer space. To save them, the Angry Birds have teamed up with Nat Geo to learn all they can know about planets, moons, and the mysteries of the universe. This is the official companion to the Angry Birds Space game.

The official story is here:


How to be an explorer of the world by Keri Smith.

In this book you will be repeatedly asked to… suspend your disbelief, complete tasks that make you feel a bit strange, look at the world in ways that make you think differently, conduct experiments on a regular basis, and see inanimate objects as alive.

Visit Keri Smith website for more.

The secret of the fortune wookiee by Tom Angleberger.

With Dwight suspended, McQuarrie Middle  School is missing its most famous attendee: origami Yoda. And no Yoda means no case fie mystery to solve. But just as Tommy wonders if he’ll ever find anything interesting to write about again, something BIG happens. Something BIG and HAIRY. It´s a fortune wookiee, a paper fortune teller in the form of Chewbacca. Sara brings it to school as a gift from Dwight, and it seems to give advice that´s just as good as Yoda´s. Mysterious it is!

Learn how to do your own origami Chewbacca:

January 8, 2013 at 10:27 am Leave a comment

Kids of Kabul by Deborah Ellis.

Eleven years after the publication of The Breadwinner, her international best-selling novel, Deborah Ellis travels to Afghanistan to find out how the kids of Kabul are faring today.

January 7, 2013 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Top 10 Worst Things About Ancient Greece You Wouldn´t Want to Know by David Salariya.


Learn about the daily and common life of this magnificent culture. ‘Top Ten Worst Things About Ancient Greece’ unearths some of the most horrible aspects of Ancient Greek life, from the incredibly dangerous Olympic games to the tough military service of a Spartan soldier. Find out about the grim punishments for slaves, how restricted life was for women and much, much more.

January 7, 2013 at 11:01 am Leave a comment

Jellaby, Dance Class and Big Nate.

Jellaby by Kean Soo.

So, you´re in the woods in the middle of the right, and a huge purple monster tries to eat your flashlight. What do you do?

Meet Portia Bennett, who is almost certainly braver than you are-she brings the monster home and offers him a tuna sandwich. And just like that, Portia´s purple friend has secrets of his own. Convinced that the sweet, silent monster is lost, Portia decides to help him find his home. But their only clue is a photograph of a mysterious door in a nearby city. How can a ten-year-old girl and a purple creature of unknown origin make their way into Toronto all by themselves?

An interview with Kean Soo talking about his book:

More about Jellaby, here.

danceDance Class: So, You Think You Can Hip-Hop? By Beka and Crip.

The girls are best friends who all share one passion: dance! The three take classes a a local studio with their frenemy, Carla; the only boy in class Bruno; and Julie´s little sister Capucine. The classes include ballet, modern dance, and more, and are taught by Miss Anne, Miss Mary and K. T.

As the dance class prepares for the upcoming production of “Sleeping Beauty”, Julie, Alia, and Lucie will do whatever it takes to get K. T. to play Prince Charming!

Big Nate What Could Possibly Go Wrong? By Lincoln Peirce.

Big Nate is awesome!

Did you know that Nate’s the star of his own comic strip? Check it out!

Will Nate get away with his master plan? Or will Mrs. Godfrey catch him in the act? Find out what happens next!

Plus, bonus Big Nate material in the back!

January 7, 2013 at 10:53 am Leave a comment

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