Archive for April, 2013

Cars, animals and some of your favorite titles!

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Predator in 3-D.

The ultimate in-your-face encounter with nature´s deadliest killers.

Peer into the terrifying jaws of a man-eating shark.

Witness a scorpion sting its prey with deadly venom.

Join a shoal of piranhas in a feeding frenzy.

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Bad Island by Doug TenNapel.

The island is up to no good… When Reese is forced to go on a boating trip with his family, the last thing he expects is to be shipwrecked on an island – especially one swarming with weird plants and animals. What starts out as a bad vacation turns into a frantic adventure, as the castaways must find a way to escape while dodging the island´s lethal inhabitants. With few resources, and a mysterious entity on the hunt, each secret unlocked could save them… or spell their doom,

One thing Reese knows for sure: this is one bad island.

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First Guitar Tutor by Terry Burrows.

Ever dreamed of being a rock superstar of the lead guitarist in a pop band? Then First Guitar Tutor is the perfect tool to help you start to make your drams come true. First Guitar Tutor introduces you to the instrument at the heart of modern music, taking a fun, easy approach to guitar playing for beginners.

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Tomorrow, when the war began by John Marsden.

When Ellie and her friends go camping, they have no idea they´re leaving their old lives behind forever. Despite a less-than-tragic food shortage and a secret crush or two, everything goes as planned. But a week later they return home to find their houses empty and their pets starving. Something was wrong-horribly wrong. Before long they realize the country has been invaded, and their entire own has been captured-including their families and friends. Ellie and the other survivors face an impossible decision: They can flee for the mountains or surrender. Or they can fight…

Super Cars.

They are sleek, powerful, and super-fast but there is a whole lot more to supercars.

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Guinness World Records 2013 Gamer´s edition.

Sixth instalment in the best-selling series and a must-have for any video games fan.

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Ferrari / Porsche by Rob Scott Colson.

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Animal Survival by Lori Hile.

We love our pets and enjoy learning about animals in the wild. But do you ever wonder what they might be capable of when faced with disastrous situations?

Animal Survival tells the riveting stories of many of these animals .

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Year in Sports 2013.

Find about all the hottest stars and most memorable moments from the past sports season. Relive the drama, the excitement, and the victories-plus a few of the losses!

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5,000 Awesome Facts.

Bursting with fascinating, fun-tastic facts on super, sensational topics that kids love, this books features tons of tidbits on toys and games, mysteries of history, robots and reptiles, sports and spies, wacky words, and so much more!

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Scholastic 2013 Book of World Records.

Amazing world records about sports, pop culture, science, technology, money, and more! A record for each of the 50 U. S. states.

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Tongue Twisters by Joseph Rosenbloom & Mike Artell.

This crazy a-Z collection contains impossibly twisty phrases, ridiculous rhymes, and hilarious sentences. Challenge you mouth muscles as you attempt to say them quickly, correctly, and more than once!

Photo Tricks.

Are your eyes playing tricks on you?

When it comes to these eye-catching photo puzzles, the answer is yes!

100 pairs of bright, colorful pictures may look exactly the same, but they´re not.

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Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers by Dav Pilkey.

When we last our heroes, George and Harold, they had been turned into evil zombie nerds doomed to roam and devastated, post apocalyptic planet for all eternity. But why, you might ask, didn’t the amazing Captain Underpnt save the boys from this frightening fate? Because Tippy Tinkle trousers and his time-traveling hijinks prevented George and Harold from creating Captain Underpants in the first place! Now, having changed the course of human history forever, they´ll have to figure out a way to CHANGE IT BACK!

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You are my work of art by Sue DiCicco.

Playful and heartfelt, this adoring book expresses the endless bond between a parent and child through unforgettable works of art.  Children will discover their favorite paintings paired alongside charming verse and illustrations.

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Fighter Planes Up Close by Andra Serlin Abramson.

 These aircraft are the military’s best—they scramble into action in minutes, reach speeds of Mach 3, deploy missiles, and perform amazing acrobatic feats. So young plane enthusiasts will be flying high as they pore through this breathtaking volume, opening up gatefolds and gazing at every detail of these ultra-modern machines. Photos show them the plane’s thick outer hull, transport them right into the cockpit (including the ejection seat), and allow them to examine the engines, stabilizers, landing gear, wings, joystick, little black box, and more. Dozens of “plane facts” discuss the science behind such things as the sonic boom as well as piloting technique. From Goodreads.

April 30, 2013 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

Goosebumps and spooky stories!

fiveThe Five Masks of Dr. Screem R. L. Stine.

Monica Anderson Thinks her biggest problem is taking her karate-chopping younger brother, Peter, trick-or-treating on Halloween. But she is wrong. After knocking on the door of an old, creepy house the kids are met y a strange woman pleading of their help. The evil Dr. Screem is after five horribly ugly ancient masks. These artifacts have the power to manipulate the world around them. Monica and Peter don´t want to help, but they must retrieve the masks defeat Screem. Unfortunately, nothing on Halloween is what it appears to be…

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Half-minute Horrors.

Dive into the shortest, scariest stories ever created, with more than seventy instant thrills from the likes of Lemony Snicket, James Patterson, Neil Gaiman, R. L. Stine and some of your favorite authors.

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Claws! By R. L. Stine.

Mickey is put in charge of his vacationing neighbors ‘cat, Bella. His best friend, Amanda, comes along to help out. All they have to do is make sure Bella has enough to at and doesn´t destroy the furniture. Seems simple enough. But Bella escapes from the house and is hit by a truck. Mickey feels awful. What is he going to do? Amanda has an idea to replace the cat with a look-alike from the local pet store, Cat Heaven. They find a cat that looks exactly like Bella, but the clerk won´t sell it to them, so they decide to steal it. Big mistake! These cats are more than they seem to be…

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That One Spooky Night by Dan Bar-el.

One strange and peculiar night… A flighty girl hopped on a broom, ready to trick-or-treat- But when she crossed paths with a most unusual woman… the trick was on her!

On the same night, two brave superheroes returned home tired but victorious – only to find their biggest foe waiting… in the bathtub!

Oh, yes, it was.. That One Spooky Night!

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April 30, 2013 at 11:21 am Leave a comment

New comics at Encino Library!

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Read the very best stories form the Sonic Super Specials. See Sally embark on a dangerous mission in “The Quest2 while Tails proves himself for the first time in “Tails” Tallest Tale. Thrill to the early adventures of Sonic and Knuckles in “panic in the Sky” and “lord of the Floating Island”.

 

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Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon.

 

Danny Dragonbreath is not the best student in school. He can´t breathe fire on command. But if you ever find yourself caught in the tentacles of a giant squid at the bottom of the ocean… he is just the dragon to have in your corner.

 

 

Spy VS Spy by Antonio Prohias.

 

A collection of crazy slashes between those two bumbling Spies!

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Garfield hogs the spotlight by Jim Davis.

 The witty kitty is back in the spotlight with a rollicking one-cat show! And this portly performer has an ego as big as his legendary appetite. So whether he’s practicing his Volleydog serve on Odie, pantsing the unsuspecting mailman, or trying to lure birds to his barbecue-grill-birdbath, GARFIELD always makes sure he’s the center of attention! From Goodreads.

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Rise of the Serpentine by Greg Farshtey and Paul Lee.

How to defeat a foe can take control of your mind? That´s the latest, and perhaps greatest, challenge that confronts Cole, Zane, Jay and kai, the Masters of Spinjitzu! They better figure that out fast because one of them does indeed fall under the spell of the Hypnobrai! How will his fellow ninja react?

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Thomb of  the Fanpyre by Greg Farshtey and Jolyon Yate.

 Discover the secret of the evil Fangpyres, Cole and his ninja team learn unexpected and shocking about the Serpentine.

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The Challenge of Samukai! By Greg Farshtey and Paulo Henrique.

Sensei Wu has trained Cole, Zane, Jay and Kai to be Masters of Spinjitzu, and together they defend the world of Ninjago from the dark forces of the Underworld. But when Samukai boasts that he can defeat Sensei Wu and his four young ninja, Garmadon takes him up on his bet!

 

April 30, 2013 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Nicholas Sparks books.

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Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks.

When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of South pot, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with her plainspoken neighbor, Jo; and other with Alex, a widowed storeowner with two youg children. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.

But eve as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her… a past that set her on a fearful journey across the country to the oasis of Southport.

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The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks.

In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for each other seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for a funeral. Neither has lived the life they imagined… and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. Can love truly rewrite the past?

 

April 30, 2013 at 10:50 am Leave a comment

More facts you will enjoy!

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Fire! By Joy Masoff.

Presents the work done by fire fighters, including the equipment they use, the fires they fight, the rescues and investigations they perform, and the history and future of fire fighting. Form GoogleBooks.

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Nat Geo Amazing! 100 People, Places, and Things by Melina Gerosa Bellows.

The thrilling images, incredible stories, and utting dge design of this book will have you doing doubletakes at some of the most fascinating and fun information in the world, including: amazing animals, interesting people, weird but true facts, natural wonders and more!

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Houdini by Kathleen Krull.

He made himself a living legend and became the most famous name in magic. Bur Harry Houdini, like his acts, was fascinating and mysterious. Even as a child, crowds gathered to watch him perform tricks no one else could do. He mastered every form of magic –card tricks, juggling, illusions- and traveled the world over to make a name for himself. But true stardom came when he focused his act around daring, heart-stopping escapes.

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Diving by Tony Norman.

There is nothing to beat the thrill of entering an underwater world and becoming a part of it.

Discover what equipment divers use, the training they have, and the heroes that inspire them.

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Planet Watch by Martyn Bramwell et al.

A comprehensive look at life on Earth, and shows how we can help make sure our environment is preserved for generation to come.

See how climate change affects the world around us and find what might happen in the future to the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the land we live on.

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Extreme Aircraft.

Check out cool Smithsonian websites and exhibits throughout the book. Meet a Smithsonian specialist.

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Crime Scene Investigation by Lorraine Jean Hopping.

There has been a murder. A victim lies dead. The police seal off the crime scene an call in the forensics experts. This book takes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of forensics: from the crime scene to the crime laboratory.

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Mummies by Christopher Sloan.

You won´t be able to tear your eyes away from the parade of mummies on these pages – many with skin, bone, hair, clothing, jewelry, and even tattoos intact. Dig into their worlds and discover their secrets.

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Million Dollar Art Theft; The Van Gogh Museum Robbery by Amanda Howard.

Early in the morning of 7th December 2002, two men broke into the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. They escaped with two painting worth 17 millions of pounds. See how the evidence in this case was used to convict two criminals.

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Pyramids by John Malam.

Uncover the secrets of the pyramids and find out how and why they were built.

The history behind these magnificent structures is explored in detail through one hundred facts, fantastic images, and fun cartoons.  Learn about pyramids around the world, explore their hidden passages and chambers, and discover the treasures buried within them.

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Fun facts in a lively and exciting format teach children all about animals and how they behave, including hunting, communication, migration, habitat and much more.

Over 1200 stunning pictures by top wildlife photographers, including close-ups and habitats shots.

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The Amazing World of Castles by Barbara Taylor.

Discover what lies behind the massive stones of a castle wall, beyond the iron gates and over the deep, dark moat. Enter a world of romance and adventure, of hardship and battle, and fight your way in between a hail in arrows to discover the world inside a castle under siege. Meet the sweating in his forge, and the young squire learning to joust and fight.  Find out about the armour and weapons of Europe´s crusading knights and take a glimpse at the fearless Samurai warriors of Japan.

 

British Kings & Queens.

Take a journey through time and explore Britain´s heritage. Using the monarch as the thread, this book brings to life all of the key events from Britain´s past.

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The World´s Most Amazing Castles by Ann Weil.

Which castle was built into the side of a cliff?

Where is Himeji Castle, and why people think it is haunted?

Was Castle Frankenstein the setting for Mary Shelley´s famous novel?

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Henry Ford by Mike Venezia.

Biography of this famous inventor.

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Spiders by Barbara Taylor.

Explore the secret world of the arachnids with pictures and fascinating facts.

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Bettles and Bugs by Dr. Jen Green.

Exciting and accessible facts on the key aspects of beetle and bug life and behavior. Over 200 stunning color images by top wildlife photographers, plus superb illustrations revealing the complex inner workings of a bug´s body.

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Megastructures by Ian Graham.

Take an in-depth look at the world´s mightiest structures… why they were designed, how they were built, how people use them. From the world´s first mile-high building to the deepest tunnel under the ocean, discover the incredible world of megastructures.

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Life in Ancient Greece by John Guy.

A comprehensive, informative and highly readable introduction to the world of the ancient Greeks.

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Military Survival by Nick Hunter.

How are soldiers able to keep calm and fight back when under heavy fire? What does it take to be selected to join a Special Forces unit? How do soldiers stay alive behind enemy lines? In this book you´ll read abut people who have some of the most dangerous jobs in the world, and the special training and equipment they receive in order to survive the most perilous situations!

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Fearsome Animals by Mark Shulman.

You haven´t felt fear until you´ve encountered fearsome animals. Once this book gets its claws into you, it won´t let you go, You´ll be dragged through pages after page of deadly, terrifying beasts. The largest one will crush you, the smallest ones will poison you, and the rest will leave you breathless.

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A Black Hole is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano.

 Aspiring astronomers can learn what black holes are, what causes them, how scientists first discovered them and more, in an informative science book that includes space paintings, real telescopic images, funny doodles and speech bubbles. From Goodreads.

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War in Afghanistan and Iraq by Janet and Gerry Souter.

Find out why troops re fighting a war thousands of miles form home, what the many jobs of the military forces are and what life in military camp us rally like. Also read about the experiences of conflict in the words of the Afghan and Iraqi children and the relatives of soldiers back home.

April 29, 2013 at 10:51 am Leave a comment

Get the facts!

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Everything Rocks and Minerals by Steve Tomecek.

Sift the gemstones from the gypsum and inspect fossils from millions of years ago with this book.

Dig through igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks and find out what they are used for in people´s everyday lives. Break apart facts about fossil forming and crystal making. Carve out the differences between quarts and crystals. Then test your geologic smarts to see what you learned. Everything? Way to go!

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Everything about Sharks by Ruth A. Musgrave.

Swim with sharks through reefs, past schools of silvery fish, to weird, watery depths and back. Glide with great whites, tiger sharks, bull sharks, and hammerheads. Tear into acts about shark hunting habits and diet. See what´s feared most in the oceans: sharks or people. Then test your shark smarts to see what you learned.

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Everything Weather by Kathy Furgang.

Dodge hail as big as soccer balls, and do the twists with a tornado. Let the weather facts rain down as you read this book!

Take a stroll in the sun, chase a funnel cloud in Tornado Alley, or spiral your way across the Atlantic in a hurricane. Endure extreme storms, witness wacky weather, and learn what makes tornadoes and typhoons tick. Pack your raincoat, your snow boots, and your sunglasses. Then test yourself to see if you know which way the wind blow.

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Polar Worlds by Rosalyn Wade.

INSiders brings the polar worlds to life, with the most up-to-date information and state-of-the-art 3-D illustrations that practically leap off every page, stimulating minds and imaginations in a whole new way.

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Everything you Need to Know about Snakes and Other Scary Reptiles.

This is no ordinary book. This is everything you need to know about all kinds of reptiles, from colorful chameleons and tiny turtles to terrifying crocodiles and the giant prehistoric snake Titanoboa.

It is packed with amazing stories about how these creatures slither, climb, hunt, and disguise themselves, complete with essential facts on anatomy, life cycle, and behavior.

Civil War by Peter Crisp.

The Civil War of 186-65 was the bloodiest conflict in the history of the United States of America and had a huge effect on the shaping of the nation as one of the world´s greatest democracies. From the opening shots fired at Fort Sumter, too the decisive Battle of Gettysburg and the assassination of Lincoln, this book brings the story of the Civil War to life.

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Titanic: Disaster at Sea Philip Wilkinson.

Special edition to commemorate of the launching and sinking of RMS Titanic.

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Heroes of the Titanic by Anne Marie Welsh.

On April 14, 1912, the world´s largest ship struck an iceberg and sank into the Atlantic Ocean. More than 2,200 people were aboard. Now, you can relive the fateful voyage of the Titanic through the stories of those who were there that fateful night. Their tales remind us that a person of any age and from any walk of lie can become a hero.

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Disasters by David Burnie.

It tacke just a few minutes… thousand dead, homes destroyed. Experience the natural disasters that wreak havoc across the planet.

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A visual guide to the conflict in which millions died for our freedom. Includes cutaway illustrations of a Sherman tank, a B-24 bomber, and a U-boat.

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Super trucks by Clive Gifford.

Brace yourself for a rip-roaring ride through the world trucks!

Prepare to be amazed by the biggest, fastest, loudest, and most powerful trucks ever to hit the road. This is an awesome line-up of extreme machines-gargantuan road trails, monster military vehicles, rigs, crawlers, haulers, and souped-up racing trucks.

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Wild Age by Steve Parker.

Walk with the first land roamers. Fly with prehistoric creatures of the sky. Swim with the ocean’s original sea monsters. With fantastic illustrations, fascinating facts, and fossil location maps, discover prehistoric ages the wild way.

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Pirates by Brian Williams.

A fact-filled introduction to the world of pirates.

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NASCAR Now! By Timothy Miller and Steve Milton.

 Profiles of top drivers . including Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle, Jeff Gorodn, Carl Edwards and many others. Plus complete track statistics, points, scoring and more. wweat

Wild Weather by Trudi Starin Trueit.

Whether you’re going to the beach, planting flowers, or walking to school, weather impacts your life .While weather can sometimes be a friend, it can also cause problems. Wild Weather takes a look at how extreme the planet´s weather can become.

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Wild Weather Around the World by Tori Kosara.

The earth´s atmosphere is huge! It surrounds our planet, which is almost 25,000 miles around! That means there can be a lot o f different kinds of weather happening at the same time, all across the world.

 

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Tsunamis by Margaret W. Carruthers.

Tsunamis are rare, but they have the power to wipe out entire coastal villages, towns, and cities. Tsunami provides an in-depth look at how fast strong, and unpredictable these massive waves can be. More importantly, you´ll discover how disaster planning can mean the difference between life and death for those in a tsunami’s path.

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Animal survivors of the wetlands by Barbara A. Somervill.

Hunters, pollution, and habitat destruction are conspiring against the alligator, the brown pelican, and the whooping crane. Animal survivors looks at the efforts humans are making to help these animals thrive and survive.

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Glaciers by Margaret W. Carruthers.

Made of ice, water, air, and sediment, glaciers have the potential to drown coastlines. But they can also be used to irrigate crops and power hydroelectric plants. Glaciers also hold some of the answers aout Earth´s past. Glaciers take a look at the several varieties of these massive sheets of ice, their natural history, and their impact on the future of our Xtreme Earth.

 

 

April 29, 2013 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

More books for girls!

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From Bad to Cursed by Katie Alender.

Alexis is the last girl you´d expect to sell her soul. She already has everything she needs-an adorable boyfriend, the perfect best friend, and a little sister who´s finally recovering after being possessed by an evil spirit.

Alexis is thrilled when her sister joins a club: new friends are just what Kasey needs. It´s strange, though to see how fast the girls in the Sunshine Club go from dorky and antisocial to gorgeous and popular. Then Alexis learns that girls have pledged an oath to a seemingly benevolent spirit named Aralt.  Worried that Kasey’s in over her dead again, Alexis and her best friend, Megan, decide to investigate by joining the club themselves. Soon Alexis trades in her pink hair and punky clothes for a mainstream look, and finds herself reveling in their newfound elegance and success.

The club´s connection with Aralt seems harmless, and before long, Alexis can hardly remember why she joined in the first place. Surely it wasn´t to destroy Aralt.

Why should she hurt someone who has given her so much, and asked for so little in return?

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The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester.

She can fly!

Piper McCloud lives with her normal ma and pa on a normal farm in normal Lowland County. But Piper isn´t your normal girl. Ever since Piper was a baby, she´s been able to hover a few feet off the ground, and if the people of Lowland County knew she could fly, they would have something to say about it. So, it only seems bet that Piper be sent away to I. N. S. A. N. E. , the top secret school for children with extraordinary abilities like hers. Her new friends have powers like telekinesis, X-ray vision, and the ability to create their own weather. Piper likes her new life at school, but soon, she realizes things aren´t as they seem. Now, the school she was sent to for her own protection might be the most dangerous place she´s ever been.

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Fallen by Lauren Kate.

What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

There´s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori?

Mu¡ysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price´s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at Sword & Cross boarding school in Savannah. He´s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Except Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce-he goes out of this way to make that very clear But she can´t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret… even if it kills her.

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The reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel.

New school, new opportunities…

Moxie Roosevelt is an ordinary girl with an extraordinary name, but that´s about to change. Now that she´s starting school at Eaton Academy, it´s time to reinvent herself-and become worthy of a name like “Moxie.”

But when she tries out a bunch of different personalities, she quickly loses track of who she actually is and who she´s supposed to be at any given moment! Before long, Moxie comes to see that boarding school isn´t that it seems… and she isn´t the only with a secret to hide.

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The Romeo and Juliet Code by Phoebe Stone.

Boys are the biggest mystery of all…

Eleven-year-old Felicity doesn´t want to live with her distant relatives in Maine. The old house is full of strange people and swirling secrets. She´d rather  return to London with her glamorous parents, even if the air raids of World War Two make it dangerous.

Then the first strange letter arrives. Uncle Gideon tries to hide it, but Felicity recognizes the handwriting. Why is her father sending coded messages from Portugal? With the help of a handsome boy she meets, Felicity vows to uncover the truth. But can one girl discover what is happening with her parents and fix her fractured family-all while in the throes of her first big crush? It´s a tall order, but Felicity is determined to crack the Romeo and Juliet code.

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Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur.

I wasn´t going to use the ley right away, I decided. I was going to hold on to it, just for the day. For now, the key had infinite possibilities. It would be nice to have a day of infinite possibilities.

For Elise, nothing has seemed right since middle school started. Her locker partner tortures her and she can´t get her homework done. A new baby moves into her house, interrupting her wonderful life with Uncle Hugh and Aunt Bessie. Worst of all, things with her best friend, Franklin, are just not the same as they used to be.

The Elise discovers a secret: a mysterious key labeled with her name. Could it open of the eight doors in the barn above Uncle Hugh´s workshop, the ones that have been locked as long as she can remember?

Read fun facts about the author, here.

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The Bad Queen by Carolyn Meyer.

 From the moment she was betrothed to the dauphin of France at age fourteen, perfection was demanded of Marie-Antoinette. She tried to please everyone—courtiers, her young husband, the king, the French people—but often fell short of their expectations. Desperate for affection and subjected to constant scrutiny, this spirited young woman can’t help but want to let loose with elaborate parties, scandalous fashions, and unimaginable luxuries. But as Marie-Antoinette’s lifestyle gets ever-more recklessly extravagant, the peasants of France are suffering from increasing poverty—and becoming outraged. They want to make the queen pay. From Goodreads.

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The Wild Queen by Carolyn Meyer.

 Mary Stuart was just five years old when she was sent to France to be raised alongside her future husband. But when the frail young king dies, eighteen-year-old Mary is stripped of her title as Queen of France and set adrift in the harsh world, alone. Determined to reign over what is rightfully hers, Mary returns to Scotland. Hopingthat a husband will help her secure the coveted English throne, she marries again, but the love and security she longs for elude her. Instead, the fiery young queen finds herself embroiled in a murder scandal that could cost her the crown. And her attempts to bargain with her formidable “sister queen,” Elizabeth I of England, could cost her her very life. From Goodreads.

Visit Carolyn Meyer website to see more about these books.

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To Catch a Mermaid by Suzanne Selfors.

Boom Broom thinks his life can´t get any worse. Ever since his mother was swept away by a twister, his family has refused to leave the house and Boom has been caring for his little sister, Mertyle. One day, he brings home a feisty, seaweed-covered fish for Halvor, the Viking descendant who rents the room over their garage, to cook for dinner.

When Boom discovers that the fish is actually little mermaid who seems to grant unlimited wishes, he thinks his luck has turned –that is, until his sister is hit by the curse of the merfolk and starts to turn green! Now Boom and his best friend, Winger, must find a way to return the foul-tempered merbaby to its mother and save Mertyle before it is too late.

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Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally.

What girl doesn´t want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn´t just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that´s just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.

But everything she´s ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he´s also amazingly cute. And for the first time, she is feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart´s on the line?

April 29, 2013 at 9:38 am Leave a comment

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