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índiceBig Nate Game On! By Lincoln Peirce.

To sixth grader Nate Wright, life is one big game. So when he suits up for any sport, he does it with an unmistakable swagger. From fine-tuning his trash-talking skills on the basketball court to his cocky ´tude in the soccer goal, Nate can be a bigger challenge to his teammates than their opponents. Enjoy Nate and his friends´ mostly hapless sports encounters through not-always-highlight-reel moments.

índice The Challenger Explosion by Heather Adamson.

A true-life tragedy jump off the page in this graphic novel.

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Pandemonium by Chris Wooding.

As captain of the local skull ball team, Seifer Tombchewer is the envy of his peers. He´s fast, he´s strong, and he flies circles around the competition. But Seifer´s always dreamed of more-of leaving his tiny, remote village for a new life beyond the mountains.

He just dreamed it would happen like this.

Knocked unconscious and abducted, Seifer awakens in the royal palace to learn that Prince Talon Pandemonium has gone missing. And since Seifer is a ringer for Talon, it´s his duty to replace the missing royal in his roles of diplomat, warrior, and Lord Defender of the Realm.

He might fool Talon´s sisters. He might fool Talon´s army. But Seifer has little hope of fooling Talon´s enemies…

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Chickenhare by Chris Grine.

What´s a chickenhare? A corss between a chicken and a rabbit, of course. And that makes Chickenhare the rarest animal around! So when he and his turtle friend, Abe, are captured and sold to the evil taxidermist Klaus, they´ve go to to find a way to escape before he turns them into stuffed animals. With the help of two other strange creatures, Banjo and Meg, they will be able to get away. But with Klaus and his thugs hot on their trail, the adventure is only just beginning for this unlikely quartet of friends.

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Into the volcano by Don Wood.

Trapped by death! Danger explodes on every side as two brothers flee deeper into the bowels of an erupting volcano. Earthquakes and poisonous air won´t stop the ruthless treasure hunters on their trail. Will anyone make it out of the volcano alive?

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The First Adventure Pilot and Huxley by Dan McGuinness.

Best buddies Pilot & Huxley get zapped to another dimension by aliens seeking to enslave the planet Earth, which totally ruins their day!

That´s when things get weird, they have to travel through a swamp of bees, battle a sea creature and defeat the grim reaper!

Worst of all, they must seek the golden nose hair of a giant creature!

But with luck, some fast thinking, and help from a monster that can transform into a girl (or vice versa) they just might make it back home in one piece.

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Bird and Squirrel on the run! By James Burks.

Join this trio as they head south for the winter on a hilarious road trio. But watch out! Cat is waiting around every bend and he´s one pesky feline!

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Calvin and Hobbes, Sunday Pages 1985-1995 by Bill Watterson.

The catalogue for the exhibit of Bill Watterson´s comic strip at the Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library from September 10, 2001, to January 16, 2002.

índiceBink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee.

Meet Bink and Gollie, marvelous companions who can always agree to put on their roller skates. In other matters, however (such as which socks to wear, the buying of goldfish, or venturing to the Andes Mountains), compromise is required. But even if one sees a tree house as halfway up and the other as halfway down, these girls are always the best of friends.

September 12, 2013 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

Newest titles!

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.

 

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

Jellaby, Dance Class and Big Nate.

Jellaby by Kean Soo.

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

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

An interview with Kean Soo talking about his book:

More about Jellaby, here.

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

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

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

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

Big Nate is awesome!

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

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

Plus, bonus Big Nate material in the back!

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

Big Nate Goes for Broke by Pierce Lincoln.

Mighty Jefferson Middle School always wins. Then Nate decides it’s time to go from zeroes to heroes! Will Nate crack under the pressure of the “Ultimate Snowdown”? Or lead P.S. 38 to its biggest victory ever? From Amazon.

Browse inside the book here.

All the titles available, videos and fun at: http://www.bignatebooks.com/books

December 4, 2012 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

6 Books boys will enjoy!

My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian.

If my life were a book, I´d have my own cool adventures instead of reading about someone else´s!

Summer´s finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting unusual investigations. But when Derek´s parents get tired of cleaning up after his “fun”, they decide to send him to Learning Camp. His entire summer is ruined! Until Derek starts digging into a family secret involving himself (in diapers” no less), and he realizes that this summer may not be so bad after all…

Big Nate: What could possibly go wrong? by Lincoln Peirce.

Check out this first compilation of classic Big Nate comic strips, originally published in newspapers and on the Web at comics.com. Or check all the new videos and games at Big Nate website.

Something under the bed is drooling by Bill Watterson.

More of your favorite comic strips at Encino Library.

Avengers Academy: Permanent Record by Gage and McKone.

Are they the next Avengers… or the next masters of evil?

Recruited by Norman Osborn during his Dark Reign as chief nationals security, six teens – Veil, Finesse, Mettle, Hazmat, Reptil and Striker – were subjected to torturous training methods by Osborn to mold them in his image. Now, in the Heroic Age, they are enrolled by Hank Pym – and his team of instructors including Tigra, Justice, Speedball and Quick Silver – into the Avengers Academy!

Told they are the most promising of the new generation of heroes, the troubled team members soon learn the shocking truth: They are instead being monitored to see whether they will unravel and wreak havoc on the Marvel Universe!

Cardboard by Doug TenNapel.

Adventure begins when Cardboard comes to life! Cam´s down-and-out father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday and he knows it´s the worst present ever. To make the best of a bad situation, they bend the cardboard into a man – and to their astonishment, it comes magically to life. But the neighborhood jerk, Marcus, warps the powerful cardboard into his own evil creations that threaten to destroy them all!

Watch Doug TenNapel sketching his drawings:

Captain Underpants and the terrifying return of tippy tinkletrousers by Dav Pilkey.

When we last saw George and Harold, they were headed to jail for the rest of their lives. What could be worse? How about being pulled from prison by a time-traveling tyrant named Tippy Tinkletrousers! Now the boys are taking a trip back in time to the carefree days of kindergarten, when the scariest thing they had to face was not evil mad scientists or alien cafeteria ladies but a sixth-grade bully named Kipper Krupp, the nephew of their clueless school principal. And because George and Harold don´t invent Captain Underpants until they´re in fourth grade, the clever kindergartners are on their own. Will their brains be enough to beat the bully?!!

October 10, 2012 at 8:18 am Leave a comment

Big Nate from the Top by Lincoln Pierce.

Big Nate is taking it from the top-the top of the troublemaker´list! Nate Wright is eleven years old, four-and-a-half-feet tall, and the all-time record older for detentions in school history. He´s a self-described genius and a sixth-grade Renaissance man. Middle school kids everywhere can relate to Big Nate´s daily battle against overzealous teachers, undercooked cafeteria food, and all-around conventionality.

Visit Big Nate webpage.

April 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm 2 comments

Big Nate on a Roll by Lincoln Pierce.

Nate´s a big deal in his scout troop… until Artur Aka Mr. Perfect- joins up. Now Nate´s stuck in second place. And Artur means business.

Will Nate take the grand prize? Or wipe out, big time?

Check an interview to Lincoln Pierce:

Or visit Big Nate´s website: http://www.bignatebooks.com/

January 17, 2012 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

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