Posts tagged ‘Animals’

A lot of new options to check out!

índiceNail Candy by Donnie and Ginny Geer.

Learn the basics of nail care and read about more than 50 ideas to decorate your nails.

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The Girl´s Spa Book by Mary and Jessica Wallace.

Learn how to make your own sensational spa products at home-to enjoy yourself or to share as gifts with friends or family. This book is filled with fun ways to relax, feel great about yourself, and celebrate the person you are.

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Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TenNapel.

When Ely´s beloved dog, Tommy, is hit by a car, he goes to his grandpa´s farm for the summer to get his mind off things. One day, while exploring a nearby cave, he discovers a full-grown but friendly Tyrannosaurus Rex. As the news of the dinosaur spreads around town, Randy, the mean kid down the street, decides he´s going to make life miserable for Ely and his dinosaur-with devastating consequences.

índiceRobot Frenzy by Erik Craddock.

 When Stone Rabbit and his friends create robots to help out with chores, a glitch in the programming sends the ‘bots into a malfunctioning frenzy! Will our long-eared hero be able to shut down these mechanical maniacs before they destroy Happy Glades? Or will his systems crash? From Goodreads.

índiceDrawing in 3D by Mark Kistler.

From amazing androids to zesty zephyrs, 333 neat things to draw in 3-D. Also you can visit his youtube channel for free tutorials:

índiceDraw 3-D by Doug DuBosque.

With clear instructions, examples, and photos, you´ll see how easy it can be to draw in 3-D in this step-by-step guide to perspective drawing.

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Scaredy Squirrel at Night by Mélanie Watt.

Scaredy never sleeps. It´s way too scary. He could have bad dreams about ghosts and dragons. Until he discovers the benefits of sleeping well.

índiceScaredy Squirrel at the Beach by Mélanie Watt.

Scaredy never goes to the beach. It´s way too crowded. He could get surrounded by flocks of seagulls, tribes of jellyfish or herds of sea monsters!

Instead he builds his very own safe beach getaway. Sound perfect? Not exactly. Something´s missing. The solution: travel to the Real beach, retrieve the missing object and return home. But things get complicated when he´s suddenly outnumbered on the seashore! SOS!

índiceScaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Mélanie Watt.

 Have fun with the camping recommendations of Scaredy Squirrel.

índiceSprinkles and Secrets by Lisa Schroeder.

 Twelve-year-old Sophie has always dreamed of being an actress and in front of the cameras. When she is offered the chance to audition for a TV commercial spot, Sophie is over-the-moon thrilled!

But there is one teensy (okay, major) problem: Sophie finds out she would be advertising the delectable brownies from Beatrice´s Brownies-the number one competitor to It´s Raining Cupcakes, the cupcake shop owned by her BFF´s family.

Though Sophie tries to keep the details of her building career under wraps, her secret starts to crumble faster than a stale brownie. Can she hold on to her best friend and manage to follow her dreams?

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Day of the Doom by David Baldacci.

It started with a kidnapping. A shadowy organization known only as the Vespers snatched seven members of the Cahill family and demanded a series of bizarre ransoms from around the world. Dan and Amy Cahill began a global treasure hunt, determined to bring back whatever Vesper One needed, so long as it kept the hostages safe.

But when they deliver the last ransom, Amy and Dan discover Vesper One´s terrifying endgame. The objects he demanded are vital pieces in a Vesper plot that will harm million of innocent people. Now the two siblings and their friends are in an all-out sprint to stop Vesper One… before the whole world goes BOOM.

índiceThe Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger.

This semester, Dwight, Tommy, Sara, and the gang must face their deadliest enemy yet: the Fun Time Education System. Meant to raise standardized test scores, the mind-numbing videos of Professor Fun Time and his singing calculator are driving everybody crazy! And worse yet, to make time for Fun Time, all electives –drama, art, band-have been canceled!

Naturally, the kids turn to origami Yoda for help, but he tells that this enemy is too strong for him to fight alone. If they want to get their favorite classes back, they must form a Rebel Alliance. Soon dozens of kids, each wit this or her own origami puppet, join the Alliance. But will the force be with them-or will they be defeated by the Fun Time Menace?

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Minecraft Designs How-to by Mephisto Waltz.

Build amazing structures using the very popular and most advanced of free mods for Minecraft –World Edit CUI and VoxelSniper GUI.

índiceMinecraft: A Begginer´s Guide, Second Edition by David Oconner.

This new updated beginner´s guide will show you how to survive the first day, and teach you the basics on how to craft tools and weapons, build shelters, explore, mine and much more. índice

101 Things you Gotta Do Before you´re 12! By Joanne O´Sullivan.

Your days of wondering what to do next are officially over. Inside this book are 101 ideas for some of the coolest things kids just gotta do! We´re not talking about household chores or homework-this is all about fun!

índice Thirty Chilling Tales Short and Shivery retold by Robert D. San Souci.

Welcome to a chilling world of hair-raising tales! The thirty stories in this book were gathered from around the world, selected for their ghastly details and terrifying twists.

índice Lincoln´s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin.

On October 20, 1875, Secret Services agents raid the Illinois workshop of master counterfeiter Benjamin Boyd and arrest him. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather and devise a plan to get Boyd back: steal Abraham Lincoln´s body from its tomb, stash it in a secret location, as a ransom, the release of Boyd-and $200,000 in cash.

The action in this true crime thriller alternates among the conspirators, the Secret Service agents on their trail, and the undercover double agent moving back and forth between the two groups. Along the way, get a glimpse into the inner working of counterfeiting, grave robbing, detective work, and the early days of the Secret Service. The plot moves toward a wild climax as robbers and lawn men converge at Lincoln´s tomb on election night, 1876.

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The World´s Most Amazing Pyramids by Ann Weil.

Prepare for an amazing journey with stunning images and detailed maps and artwork information about how the pyramids were built.

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101 Animal Records by Melvin and Gilda Berger.

Discover which animals hold the coolest records.

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Rainforest by Penelope Arlon and Tory Gordon-Harris.

Trek through the dense jungle and you´ll see so many animals, from howler monkeys to upside-down sloths. But be careful! Snakes, caimans, and armies of ants are ready to bite you!

Rainforest features up-close photos and up-to-the-minute facts about Earth´s most diverse environment. Find out how rainforest help all of us, and what you can do to protect them.

índiceSharks by David Burnie.

Do you dare come face-to-face with the world´s most feared fish? This books is packed with up-close images and up-to-the minute information about these great predators.

Meet every kind of shark and watch them swim, hunt and travel across the oceans. Discover how sharks are threatened, and what you can do to protect these awesome animals.

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Ripley´s Believe It or Not Disbelief and Shock!: Eating Habits

Get a taste of the world´s most bizarre eating habits when you open up this book, Read about bottles of snake wine, the BBQ the size of a football field, and the snake that ate a fully-grown wallaby!

índiceUnspoken by Henry Cole.

In this haunting, wordless story, a young girl discovers a runaway slave hiding in her family´s barn. The stranger´s fearful eyes weigh upon her conscience, and she must make a difficult choice. Will she have the courage to do what she knows is right?

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índiceSecrets from the Sleeping Bag by Rose Cooper.

Sofia is spending the summer at Camp Krakatow! Crafts, bug juice, water sports, boys (!)… Sofia doesn´t want to forget one single second of sleep away camp!

índiceKiki: My Stylish Life by Kyla May.

Meet Kiki. She loves creating outfits, hanging out with her best friends, and collecting important facts.

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A bunch of interesting books you can start reading…

índiceAlligator VS Crocodile: Animals Head to Head by Isabel Thomas.

  • Which is bigger?
  • Which is stronger?
  • Which would win in a fight?

índice Superstars 2012 by Jim Gigliotti.

Find out what makes these NFL players some of the best!

  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Tom Brady
  • Arian Foster
  • Drew Brees
  • Tim Tebow
  • Eli Manning
  • Cam Newton
  • Ray Rice

And more!

índice Hillary Clinton by Robin S. Doak.

Inside this book, you´ll read:

How Clinton became involved with politics as a young woman.

A timeline, photos-and what Clinton has accomplished as a first lady, senator and secretary of state.

Surprising true fact that will shock and amaze you!

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Cyberbullying by Lucia Raatma.

What makes a cyberbully different from other bullies?

Which rules you should follow to stay safe online?

Read this and other surprising true facts that will shock and amaze you!

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Stop Bullying by Lucia Raatma.

Why do bullies choose to pick on certain kids? There is no good reason why a bully targets a specific person. This book will show how to act and help others to react.

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Electric Ben by Robert Byrd.

A true Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin was the first American celebrity. In pictures and text, master artist Robert Byrd documents Franklin’s numerous and diverse accomplishments, from framing the Constitution to creating bifocals. by Goodreads.

índiceOne Times Square: a Century of Change at the Crossroad of the World by Joe McKendry.

This book explores the story of this fascinating intersection, starting when Broadway was a mere dirt path known as Bloomingdale Road, through the district´s decades of postwar decay, to its renewal as a glittering, tourist-friendly media mecca. McKendry´s meticulous informed watercolors take readers behind the famous Camel billboard to find out how it blend smoke rings over the square for twenty-five years, to the top of the Times Tower to see hoy the New Year´s ball has made its descent for over one hundred yeas, and onto construction sites as building grow up around One Times Square to dwarf what once ranked among the tallest buildings in the world.

índice Unusual Creatures: a Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth´s Strangest Animals by Michael Hearst.

Fascinating facts and hundreds more await intrepid readers, amateur zoologists, and anyone who has ever laughed at a funny-looking animal.

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The Dressing-Up Book by Jane Bull.

50 easy-peasy ideas to design and make cracking costumes. Whatever the occasion, from a fairy princess to a knight in shining armour.

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The Party Book by Jane Bull.

50 ideas to help you plan a fun-packed party.  Choose the theme, make cool invitations, create the mood and send your friends home happy with great goody bags!

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Four Minutes Starring Christopher Plummer and Jamie Maclachlan.

After Mount Everest was conquered in 1953, the last great individual challenge remained the four minute mile. While many sought to break through the most famous barrier in sporting history, it was medical student and driven amateur Roger Bannister who did it – astounding the world.

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God Grew Tired of Us.

Narrated by Nicole Kidman, this documentary explores the indomitable spirit of three “lost Boys” from the Sudan who are forced to leave their homeland due to a tumultuous civil war. The documentary chronicles their triumph over seemingly insurmountable adversities and a relocation to America, where the Lost Boys build active and fulfilling new lives but remain deeply committed to helping friends and family they have left behind.

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índiceMummy Math: an Adventure in Geometry by Cindy Neuschwander.

The Zills family is summoned to Egypt to help find the hidden burial chamber of an ancient pharaoh. But when Matt and Bibi get trapped in the pharaoh´s pyramid.  They stumble upon an ever-bigger mystery. With only each other, their dog Riley and the geometric hieroglyphics on the wall to help them.  The twins must use their math skills to locate the burial chamber-and the way out.

índiceA Life Like Mine: How Children Live Around the World.

All over the world children are leading their lives in completely different and fascinating ways. Face with many challenges, they all have one thing in common-a passion for life.

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National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014.

Dare to explore!

You´ll find:

  • New cute animals special section!
  • New weird-but-true facts!
  • New continents of the world features
  • New digital extras for smartphones!

Plus

  • All-new games, jokes, and activities
  • More than 500 amazing photos.
  • Completely updated maps and reference material.

índiceThat´s Gross! By Crispin Boyer.

Warning! This book may cause cringing, squirming, gasping, and outright disgust. Read at your own risk.

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Everything Dogs by Becky Baines.

Meet golden retriever and toy poodles, mixed-up mutts and cute little puppies, and many more of your favorite canine companions. Jump into facts about where dogs come from, why they bark, and how they communicate. Find out why dogs hide bones, why they roll in dirt, and how they likely spend their day.

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Deadliest Animals by Melissa Stewart.

Did you know that a tiny golf ball-sized creature called the blue-ringed octopus contains enough venom to kill 26 adult humans? Or why the Sydney funnel web spider is one of the most dangerous creatures in the world? In this Level 3 book, kids will be fascinated by 12 species that you hope you’ll never come across! Sharks, snakes, jellyfish and more—these creatures are among the most threatening—and interesting—in the world!From Amazon.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. by Kitson Jazynka.

In this book, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From Amazon.

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Butterflies by Laura Marsh.

 The monarch butterfly, one of the most seemingly delicate of all of nature’s animals, proves to be one of the toughest in this reader. Making the yearly trip from the Northern United States and Canada to the Oyamel forest of Mexico is no easy task, and it takes five generations of butterflies in order to do so. Battling cold temperatures and the threat of starvation, these beautiful insects complete an almost 3,000 mile journey over the course of two months, only to have to turn and around and head back home. From Amazon.

índiceBetter than a Lemonade Stand!: Small Business Ideas for Kids by Daryl Bernstein.

55 fun, simple ideas to start your own business today. From creating a plan to collecting the cash, you´ll learn everything you need to know.

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skiSki!: your Guide to Jumping, Racing, Skiboarding, Nordic, Backcountry, Aerobatics, and More by Pamela Pollack.

Skiing is the cool but extreme skiing is even cooler! Race down the slopes at supersonic speeds. Do a back flip off a mogul. Soar off a jump the size of a six-story building.

diveDive!: your Guide to Snorkeling, Scuba, Night-diving, Free-diving, Exploring Shipwrecks, Caves, and More by Darice Bailer.

Venture below the surface and experience a whole new world. From exploring underwater caves, to daring rescue missions, to following fabulous fish and sea life-diving is more than just swimming down deep. Find out the essential gear, tips, and techniques for any type of diving from the basic to the extreme. Then take the plunge.

climbClimb: your Guide to Bouldering, Sport Climbing, Trade Climbing, Ice Climbing, Alpinism, and More by Pete Takeda.

Grab a hold! Climb on up!

Feel the rush of clinging to rock 3,000 feet high, bouldering without ropes, and climbing solid pillars of ice. Learn about the gear the pros use and how they reach the highest peaks on Earth.

grueGruesome facts.

Packed with over 1,500 disgustingly gruesome and fiendishly foul facts, you are guaranteed to be fascinated for hours!

reeReal Pirates: the Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship by Barry Clifford and Kenneth J, Kinkor.

The Whydah left Africa in 1716, bearing the weight of human cargo. Reaching Caribbean waters, the ship was seized by Sam Bellamy, commander of a growing fleet of pirate ships. Shipwrecked in a nor’easter in 1717, the Whydah sank deep into Cape Cod waters, only to be discovered by intrepid diver Barry Clifford, who was dedicated years of his life to recovering the artifacts of this ship, from cannon and pistols to buttons and buckles-and, of course, pirate treasure: gold, silver, and pieces of eight.

volVolcano! by Judy and Dennis Fradin.

The Icelandic eruption of 2010 & other hot smoky, fierce, and fiery mountains.

dogDog Whisperer with Cesar Millan. By Jim Milio and Melissa Jo Peltier.

150 compelling stories of the dogs Cesar has met and mastered-from Nunu the demon Chihuahua to Wilshire the firehouse Dalmatian.

figFigure Skating Today: the Next Wave of Stars by Steve Milton.

40 profiles and over 140 photographs of the world´s best skaters who are jumping higher, skating faster, and reaching new artistic and technical heights.

100Top 100 Finger Foods by Annabel Karmel.

This essential collection is packed with tempting, nourishing recipes for babies and older children-from French Toast Fingers and Mini Chicken Sliders to Tuna Muffin Melts and Salad lollipops- helping to safely introduce new tastes and textures to your baby and ensuring that your child is healthy, happy, and content.

priPrincess Party Cookbook by Annabel Karmel.

Every Little girl dreams of being a princess…

And there´s nothing a princess likes more than throwing a party! From Fairy Finger Sandwiches and Rice Krispies Hearts to Emerald Pizza, Ruby-Glazed Chicken, and Gelatin Gems, these are magical, delicious dishes fit for a royal banquet. You´ll be able to celebrate every occasion in style, with Snowflake Cupcakes for the holidays, Pretzel Broomsticks for Halloween, and Tropical Smoothies for the beach. Filled with ideas for creating themed invitations and table settings, plus tips for making jewelry, gifts, and decorations, this is truly the indispensable guide to the perfect princess party!

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Top Secret: Shady Tales of Spies and Spying by Lauren Buller, Joe Fullman, Ben Gilliland, and Jim Pipe.

No secret is safe. Tiptoe into the top-secret world of espionage to discover why spies spy, how spies spy, and what spies spy on…

  • From spooks to sleuths, Top Secret lifts he lid on real-life spying:
  • Meet the real James Bond and get shaken and stirred!
  • Crack a code that took experts 200 years to decipher.
  • Discover how your cell phones spies on you.

kitI´m a Scientist Kitchen by Lisa Burke.

Turn your kitchen into a learning laboratory with a few household items and a little help from a grown-up.

leWho Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket.

Before you consider reading this book. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Are you curious about what is happening in a seaside town that is no longer by the sea?
  2. Do you want to know more about a stolen item that wasn´t stolen at all?
  3. Do you really think that´s any of your business? Why? What kind of person are you? Are you sure?
  4. Who is that standing behind you?

redRed Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright.

Valerie´s sister was beautiful, kind, and sweet. Now she is dead. Henry, the handsome son of the blacksmith, tries to console Valerie, but her wild heart beats fast for another: the outcast woodcutter, Peter, who offers Valerie another life far from home.

After her sister´s violent death, Valerie´s world begins to spiral out of control. For generations, the Wolf has been kept at bay with a monthly sacrifice. But now no one is safe. When an expert Wolf hunter arrives, the villagers learn that the creature lives among them-it could be anyone in town.

It soon becomes clear that Valerie is the only who can hear the voice of the creature. The Wolf says the must surrender herself before the blood moon wanes… or everyone she loves will die.

houseHouse at the End of the Street by Lily Blake.

In the wake of a divorce, Elissa and her mom leave the big city for a quiet house in the country-but the only reason they can afford to rent their new place is the lingering echo of a tragedy that happened in the house next door.

But a chilling secret is still hidden, waiting to be discovered in the house at the end of the street.

bunBunheads by Sophie Flack.

Until now, nineteen-year old dancer Hannah Ward has followed the Manhattan Ballet Company´s unofficial mantra, “Don’t think, just dance.”

But when she meets Jacob, a spontaneous musician, Hannah´s universe begins to change. With her eyes newly opened to the world beyond the theater, she must whether to compete against the other “bunheads” for a star soloist spot or to strike out on her own.

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aniAnimal Encyclopedia by Dr. Lucy Spelman.

Simply the best children animal encyclopedia. This stunning family reference volume has 2,500 animal species, the best animal photography, and exclusive from-the field reports that take you into the wild.

upcAnimals Up Close by Igor Siwanowicz.

This book is full of tiny creatures you cold hold in your hand. Come down to their size and see what they´re really made of, with fantastic photographs that take you into an alien world.

beauBeauty by Lauren Conrad.

Guide dedicated exclusively to beauty, Lauren covers everything you need to know to maximize your own beauty potential.

piWhy Pi? By Johnny Ball.

It´s an incredible geometrical journey into the world of measurement, math, and beyond!

heidiHeidi Heckelbeck Goes to Camp! By Wanda Coven.

Heidi can´t wait to go camp with Lucy! Bit when Lucy´s friends from last year ignore Heidi, Heidi tries to think of a way to fit in. At first Heidi uses her Book of Spells to help her, but in the end she decides to ask the girls why they don´t like her. Heidi is surprised by their answer… and by the time camp ends she has made two new friends!

ideasIdeas that Changed the World by Julie Ferris, Mike Goldsmith, Ian Graham, Sally MacGill, Andrea Mills, Isabel Thomas, and Matt Turner.

Stop, look, and marvel at the creations that have shaped our world. Read the human stories behind some of history´s most amazing inventions and be inspired.

sharShark by Fleur Star.

From giant whale sharks to deadly great whites, find out all about sharks-some of the most amazing creatures in the world.

alleAll about Ellie by Callie Barkley.

The Critter Club is up and running, and so are the girls-especially Ellie! It´s time for Santa Vita Elementary´s spring play, and Ellie is trying out for the lead. As the play draws near, will Ellie let her moment in the spotlight get in the way of being a good friend?

weirWeird but True! 4.

Find more about all the things you want to know in this fun series.

mosMosquito Bite by Alexandra Siy & Dennis Kunkel.

Learn about how a female mosquito hatch, reach adulthood and seek out the blood meal that will allow her to reproduce.

jourJourney to Jo´Burgby Beverley Naidoo.

Mama lives and works in Johannesburg, far from the village thirteen-year. Old naledi and her young brother, Tiro, call home. When their baby sister suddenly becomes very sick, Naledi and Tiro know, deep down, that only one-person can save her. Bravely, alone, they set off on a journey to find Mma and bring her back.

childChildtimes by Eloise Greenfield and Leslie Jones Little.

Three generations of black women remember their “childtimes” in this lyrical memoir spanning a century of American history.

bighBig Book of How.

Answers to questions that every kid wants to know. Great photos, illustration, and diagrams. Packed with facts and hands-on activities.

biwBig Book of What?

June 24, 2013 at 7:52 am Leave a comment

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.

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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.

faf Fascinating Animal Facts.

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.

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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!

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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!

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/GWR-2013/augmented-reality

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

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101 Animals Secrets + Dogs 101.

101 Animals Secrets by Melvin and Gilda Berger.

Discover the secrets of the animal kingdom, like: mosquitoes don´t bite, spiders are not insects plus 99 more secrets!

Dogs 101: your ultimate guide to man´s best friend by Rebecca Paley.

  • What´s the most popular dog breed in the U. S. today?
  • What dog is the best known for saving people´s lives?
  • Which pup is famous for its incredibly loud snore?

To find the answers, just look for this book!

 

 

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