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bnBig Nate Flips Out by Lincoln Peirce.

Everyone knows N-A-T-E does NOT equal N-E-A-T! And when Nate´s sloppiness gets out of hand, Francis is in serious trouble, Can Nate clean up his act, or will he flip out first?

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BOMB: the Race to Build –and Steal- the World´s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin.

In this book the story of the plotting, the risk taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world´s most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

Watch the author talking about his book: 

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Who is Jane Goodall? By Robert Edwards.

  • A little girl whose dream was to live among wild chimps.
  • A brave young woman who made her dream come true.
  • A world-famous scientist and animal rights champion.

All of the them!

An interview with Jane Goodall:

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Dog Finds Lost Dolphins by Elizabeth Carney.

Three incredible stories of courage and compassion. You´ll meet Cloud, the dog who finds lost dolphins; Kasey the monkey who helps people in need; and hero rats, the rodents whose super powers of smell can  find bombs. Follow along on their true adventures as they save lives and change the world.

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Planet of the Lawn Gnomes by R. L. Stine.

Jay Gardener can´t seem to stay out of trouble. Even after a fresh start ina new neighborhood, he keeps finding himself in bad situation. But it´s not his fault! Jay wants to be a good kid, he really does, it´s just these strange things keep happening to him. What kind of place did his family move to? And why does every house have so many lawn gnomes in their yard? Jay better quickly that there are things a lot more scary than his parents…

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100 People Who Made History by Ben Gilliland.

Let´s hear it for the heroes who made our world hat it is. From the world´s greatest inventors, explorers, and scientist to the most influential political leaders, thinkers, and writers –find out who changed the world and how they did it.

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Jet Fighters Inside Out by Jim Winchester.

Features fifty of the greatest fighter aircraft from World War II to the present day, including the Phantom II, MiG-21, and F-22 Raptor.  Includes detailed cutaway artwork and full-color photographs that reveal the inner workings of each jet fighter. Packed with facts, development history and specifications, making this and essential reference guide for aviation enthusiasts.

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Substitute Creacher by Chris Gall.

Read the message in the back cover of the book:

Dear students,

I will be unable to teach our class due to a serious case of frazzled nerves. I´ve asked a rather special someone to make sure you are all well taken care of while I´m gone. And certainly, wouldn´t suggests playing any tricks on him! Have Happy Halloween and good luck!

Ms. Jenkins.

Watch the book trailer:

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Pokémon Essential Handbook.

Your comprehensive guide to over 640 Pokémon! Legendary Pokémon, bug types, water types, and every Pokémon in between. This book has got it all! It´s jam-packed with insider info on your favorites from every region. So What are you waiting for? Let´s begin your training!

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Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O´Roark Dowell.

 

Goat poop on your shoes does not endear you to your classmates. Not does having a mom who blogs about your lives as sustainable farmers. Nor would wearing homemade jeans (the treat looms large).

And living on a farm (okay, a farm-ette) only to makes you: the girls with the goat poop on her shoes. Normal? Not so much…

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Jij58mJzw]

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I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 by Lauren Tarshis.

The only thing Lucas loves more than football is his dad´s friend Benny, a firefighter and former football star. He taught Lucas the game and helps him practice. So when Lucas´s parents decide football is too dangerous and he needs to quit, Lucas has to talk to his biggest fan. On a whim, Lucas takes the train to the city instead of the bus to school. It´s a bright, beautiful day in New York. But just as Lucas arrives at the firehouse, everything changes… and nothing will ever be the same again.

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Her Evil Twin by Mimi McCoy.

Anna’s new friend, Emma, is fearless, fashionable, and always up for a new adventure. But Emma is also a troublemaker. She sneaks off school grounds at lunch and “borrows” spray paint from the art classroom. Emma never seems to get caught, but Anna does. After all, the girls’ look so much alike-who could tell them apart? Bu when Emma´s idea of fun takes a sinister turn Anna starts to worry. Is her new BFF actually her evil twin?

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Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead.

When seventh grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building, he meets Safer, a twelve-year-old coffee-drinking loner and self-appointed spy. Georges is happy to hang out with Safer´s warm, eccentric family, because lately things haven´t been so easy at home: his dad lost his job, and his mom started working extra shifts at the hospital. Life is not better at school, where Georges is the new target of Dallas, who is always on the lookout for other kids’ weak spots. Georges becomes Safer´s first spy recruit. His assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer becomes more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: how far is too far to go for your only friend?

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Pandora the Curious by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams.

Is Pandora about to open a big box of trouble?

Pandora is one of the few mortals at Mount Olympus Academy, and her majorly quizzical nature has made her famous among her classmates-not that she think there is anything wrong with that, of course!

When a god boy named Epimetheus brings a mysterious and dangerous box to school, Pandora can´t help but take a peek at what´s inside when it unexpectedly lands in her lap. What could be the harm in that? But little does she know that opening the box will open up far more trouble than she thought…

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Bites: Scary Stories Sink your Teeth Into.

Are you ready for spine-tingling tales by some of todays best writers? Keep in mind a few simple warnings:

Some vampires don´t want just your blood… they want something even more valuable.

Werewolves, once dead, don´t always stay that way.

Some dogs and coyotes may look normal –but don´t get too close.

Remember what you don´t know can bite you…

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Bones: Terrifying Tales to Haunt your Dreams.

Beware!

These bone chilling stoires by some of today´s top writers may keep you awake at night!

Just remember:

Skeletons don´t always rest in peace.

Ghoste hate being ignored.

Even cell phones can be trusted.

If you mess with bones you can get rattled!

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Holly´s Jolly Christmas by Nancy Krulik.

Can one little wish mess up the life of a nice ordinary kid? Sure can! Kin this new Super Special, ´tis the season for Katie to visit a Christmas tree farm and a winterland amusement park. Will to switcheroos spoil Katie´s Christmas?

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow! by Nancy Krulik.

Katie is nervous about her upcoming clarinet performance, but Suzannes convinces her that a new haircut is just the thing she needs to wow the audience. And the only place for both girls to go is Cherrydales´s newest, most stylish salon. Disaster strikes, however, when Katies is switcherooed into Suzanne´s stylist right before her cut. Talk about a hairy situation.

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Witch Switch by Nancy Krulik.

Katie and her friends are psyched to be in fourth grade! But theb they get the bad news-their third grade class has been split up, and Katie´s stuck with the new teacher, plus tons of homework. Then the magic wind strikes-but this time it appears twice, turning Katie´s world upside down! What´s a fourth-grader to do?

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Don´t drink the punch by P. J. Night.

Be nice…or else! Kayla Evans wants to be in the popular crowd, and being in the popular crowd means being friends with mean Alice Grafton. Alice only likes one person: her crush, Nick Maroulis. Alice will stop at nothing to make him like her, too, including mixing a love potion into the punch at her big party this weekend. But when the party comes to a sudden halt, Kayla realizes that that was no love potion. Now it´s up to Kayla to find the mysterious girl who sold the potion to Alice, and get the antidote before everyone suffers from Alices´s mistake.

 

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June 20, 2013 at 9:36 am Leave a comment

Eyewitness Books in Spanish: Guías Visuales.

Three new titles available at Encino Library, they are in Spanish:

Cuerpo humano

Momias

Inventos

November 9, 2011 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements In Teaching and Learning by Mike Schmoker.

“Mike Schmoker presents the brutal facts about the quality of instruction across the curriculum. He argues convincingly that if student achievement is to improve, especially in the higher-order proficiencies, instruction will necessarily have to change and improve simultaneously. This book should be required reading for everyone in educational leadership and anyone concerned about the quality of teaching and learning.” Richard Allington

Read some of his articles at his we site: http://mikeschmoker.com/

November 2, 2011 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

What are you reading?

Share how do you feel, what do you think and imagine when you are reading.

Tell me where does your story take place, your favorite character, your favorite time of the story…

I want to hear about you!!

September 9, 2011 at 10:57 am 56 comments


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