Posts tagged ‘Art’

Cars, animals and some of your favorite titles!


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.


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.


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.


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.


Guinness World Records 2013 Gamer´s edition.

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


Ferrari / Porsche by Rob Scott Colson.


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 .


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!


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!


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.


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.


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!


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.


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

Getting to Know the World´s Greatest Composers by Mike Venezia.

Getting to Know the World´s Greatest Composers


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Mike Venezia.


Johann Sebastian Bach by Mike Venezia.


Ludwig Van Beethoven by Mike Venezia.


Frédéric Chopin by Mike Venezia.

Don´t miss these amazing books! You will find inside them the biographies of the composers ina way you will enjoy!

Also for the same author, you can read the books of Getting to Know the World´s Greatest Artists:

March 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment

4 books CI students should read.


13 painters children should know by Florian Heine.

In this book you´ll learn about thirteen important painters from many different periods. These artists´ painting styles were as varied as the times in which they lived. You can find out more about the painters, their lives, and their most beautiful and famous paintings. A glossary explains special terms and a timeline gives you an overview of important events during the artists´ lifetime.


13 art illusions children should know by Silke Vry.

Are things really as they appear? Our eyes can easily be deceived and great artists take advantage of this. Their works contain images within images, hidden messages, and crooked lines that appear completely straight. They have created optical illusions, trompe l´oeils, and baffling Surrealist pictures. Using masterpieces by René Magritte, M. C. Escher, Victor Vasarely and many others, this book explains the thirteen most important optical tricks.


13 buildings children should know by Annette Roeder.

This book tells you the most important things about each of the buildings and the architects who built them. A timeline gives you an overview of what was happening when they were being constructed, as well as both before and after.


13 artists children should know by Angela Wenzel.

Find out about the most famous artists and pictures, where and when they lived, as well as the ideas they tried to put into practice in their paintings. A time lines gives you an idea of important events, which took place during each artist´s lifetime.

March 5, 2013 at 1:54 pm 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

Picture This by Pascale Estellon.

Create a line of sunglasses, design the cover of an adventure book, prepare a good breakfast, help the potatoes escape, design hats, dress the endive and the pepper.

September 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment

Your Life in Comics by Bill Zimmerman.

A do-it-yourself comic book just for guys. What´s more fun than reading comics? Making your own. Take some ideas to make your own comic book. Watch the book trailer:

March 12, 2012 at 9:34 am Leave a comment

The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley and Brian Selznick.

Can you fathom a time when almost no one in the world knew what a dinosaur looked like?

That was true in the mid-nineteenth century, until a Victorian artist named Waterhouse Hawkins brought these ancient animals to life for all to see. Originally in his native England and later in New York City, he devoted over three decades to building the first life-size models o dinosaurs, and he dazzled the world with his awe-inspiring creations.

Look inside the book:

Activities available at Ms. Anndrea site from Medina MS.

November 29, 2011 at 12:15 pm Leave a comment

Spot the differences at Art Masterpieces, book 1 & 2.

Here they are! Two versions of 25 paintings by some of the world’s greatest artists appear side by side. In each book you´ll have the chance to spot the differences between the original and the fake. Look closely — can you tell which is a true reproduction and which isn’t?

Have fun meanwhile you appreciate and learn fun facts about this paintings.


November 3, 2011 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

Andy Warhol by Linda Bolton.

This informative book traces the life and career of Andy Warhol. From his humble, working-class roots to his international celebrity as an artist, this biography explores the many aspects of Warhol’s career, including Pop art, filmmaking and publishing.

From Book Wizard.

Visit Warhol ´s Museum Webpage.

Or make you own pop-art photo, here.


September 13, 2011 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

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