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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!


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!


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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!


  • 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

October 24, 2013 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

Books for teachers!!


12 Fabulously Funny Fairy Tale Plays by Justin McCory Martin.

Students will have oodles of fun building essential reading skills with rib-tickling versions of beloved fairy tales turned into read-aloud plays! Even your most reluctant reader won´t be able to resist these hilarious twists of favorite tales –Spiderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bull frogs, Little Late Riding Hood, the Popsicle Boy, The Cheetah and the Sloth, Rafunzel, and many others!


Where Great Teaching Begins by Anne R. Reeves.

What comes to mind when you think about lesson planning?

Whether you´re a novice instructional designer or a veteran seeking a new streamlined process, this book is a must-read take on how to plan and achieve the excellent learning all teachers aim for and all students deserve.


Assignments Matter by Eleanor Dougherty.

This book explains the critical differences among “assignments”, “activities”, and “assessments” and thoroughly describes the key elements of an assignment: prompts, rubrics, products, and instructional plans. Readers will learn how to :

  • Follow a seven-step process for crafting effective assignments
  • Link assignments to units and courses
  • Devise “Anchor” assignments for collaboration and consistency across grades
  • Tap into instructional “touchstones” that can enrich any assignment

See Eleanor Dougherty explaining the difference:


Creating the opportunity to Learn by A. Wade Boykin and Pedro Noguera.

The authors help navigate the turbid waters of evidence-based methodologies and chart a course toward closing (and eliminating) the academic achievement gap. Turning a critical eye to current and recent research, the authors present a comprehensive view of the achievement gap and advocate for strategies that contribute to the success of all children.

Wade Boykin talks about the book, here:


Overcoming textbook fatigue by ReLeah Cossett Lent.

In this example-packed book, the author shows how educators can reclaim the curriculum by shifting the textbook from sole source to resource. She also gives advice on using Common Core State Standards throughout the school and in the classroom. Teachers, coaches, curriculum coordinators, and administrators will discover proven techniques that will revitalize teaching and learning in every content area.: discipline, content, vocabulary and fun activities.


What to expect the toddler years by Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E. Murkoff and Sandee E. Hathaway.

 A comprehensive and reassuring guide that explains everything parents need to know about the second and third years of their child´s life. Featuring toddler care primer, the best-odds toddler diet, and a fist-aid guide. Includes sections on toilet learning, tantrums, sleeping and feeding problems, setting up a play group, selecting a preschool, keeping your child safe, sibling relations, mixing career and parenthood, and caring for toddlers with special needs.

cce Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans K-5 edited by Lauren Davis.

Model lesson plans for teaching he Common Core State Standards in reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language. In addition, foundational skills mini-lesson will help you teach phonics, word recognition, and fluency.

icInterdisciplinary Curriculum: Design and Implementation edited by Heidi Hayes Jacobs.

The authors describe a variety of curriculum integration options ranging from concurrent teaching of related subjects to fusion of curriculum focus to residential study focusing on daily living, from two-week units to year-long courses.

Watch an interview with the author:

pleasePlease stop laughing at me… by Jodee Blanco.

While other kids were daydreaming about dances, first kisses, and college, Jodee Blanco was just trying to figure out how to get from homeroom to study hall will thought being taunted or spit upon as she walked through the halls.

interInteractive videoconferencing K-12 Lessons that Work edited by Kecia Ray and Jan Zanetis.

Build interdisciplinary collaborations by integrating interactive videoconferencing into your standards-based lessons. This book focuses on a blend of interactive technologies that increase learning by building virtual classrooms.

beyoBeyond Hardware: using existing technology to promote higher-level thinking by Christopher Moersch.

This book provides a systematic approach for educators eager to promote higher-order thinking skills in the face of limited technology budgets.

101101 Best Web Sites for Teachers Tools and Professional Development by James Lerman.

Free, powerful, and practical teaching tools that are now available online. Discover the internet´s hidden secrets and best resources  for teacher professional development. Use the power of RSS to get the content you want sent to your desktop automatically with no tedious searching required.


Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age by Suzie Boss and Jane Krauss.

An accessible guide for maximizing the benefits of project-based learning in today´s technology-rich learning environment. Look for more information, here:

dalDigital-Age Literacy for Teachers: Applying Technology Standards to Everyday Practice by Susan Brooks-Young.

Technology integration requires systemic reform, which must be supported by the entire school community. Most teachers and administrators need help to implement and sustain change on this scale. Regardless of their current level of technology proficiency, Digital-Age Literacy for Teachers will help teachers systematically reexamine their curriculum and classroom management to develop effective strategies for incorporating technology. The book provides readings and activities that will support classroom teachers, professional development providers, and teacher preparation instructors as they strive to incorporate twenty-first century learning tools and skills into daily practice. From Amazon.

geGlobal Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students by Laurence Peters.

Connecting globally through advances in Internet technology, including web 2.0 tools can now be a reality for any student in any classroom. Integrating global education into standards-based lessons allows students to connect personally with their peers across geographical boundaries, expand their knowledge and awareness of the world, and increase their interest and curiosity in what they are learning.

kidsKids, Computers, and Learning: An Activity Guide for Parents by Holy Poteete.

Each of the 12 chapters is made up of 10 activities that each children a target skill such as online safety, keyboarding, Internet research, creation o f multimedia presentation, use of Web 2.0 tools and more-all in variety of learning styles.


Literacy: Helping Children Construct Meaning by J. David Cooper with Nancy D. Kiger.

1t11-to-1 Learning: Laptop Programs That Work by Pamela Livingston.

When all students in the classroom have a laptop, tablet, or handheld computer at their fingertips, a whole new world of instructional possibilities appears. Get ready to tap those possibilities with this guide to 1-to-1 programs that work.


ITSE´s Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards: What Every K-12 Leader Should Know and Be Able to Do by Jo Williamson and Traci Redish.

Everything you need not only to understand the standards, but to meet and exceed the, With each chapter dedicated to a single standard, the authors provide insight, advice, and tips for every level of facilitator and school leader.

June 4, 2013 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Bullies are a Pain in the Brain by Trevor Romain.


If you´re sick of being picked on, pushed around, threatened, or teased, this book is for you.  This book explains how you can become Bully-proof.

January 10, 2013 at 9:58 am Leave a comment

Chrissa by Mary Casanova.

The girls in Chrissa Maxwell´s new fourth grade class are decidedly unfriendly, her valentines mailbox is suspiciously empty -and it´s only her first day at Edgewater Elementary.

On the advice of her grandmother, Chrissa tries first to be nice and then to ignore the mean girls. But they just won´t quit, and they play their mean tricks everywhere -in class, on the bus, and even at swim club. Chrissa dreams of home-schooling or, better yet, of returning to her old school. But when the teasing turns into serious bullying, Chrissa must find the courage to stand strong and speak out.

There is a movie, here the trailer:

More of Chrissa´s author, at Mary Casanova site.

November 30, 2011 at 12:07 pm Leave a comment

Bullies to Buddies by Izzy Kalman.

Bullies. Who needs them?

Have you been dreaming of a life without bullies? Here´s great news. Your dreams can come true. No matter how terribly your bullies have been treating you, you can be rid of them in a matter of days. Not by beating them up or sending them to jail, but by turning them into buddies.

Whether your bullies are other kids, brothers or sisters, parents or teachers, this book will teach you how to defeat  them with almost no effort. Without anyone else´s help and without getting anyone in trouble, you will always be the winner. You will always get the respect you deserve when you use the simple rules in this book.

Visit this project site, to look for resources, videos and more:

November 29, 2011 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

Never Swipe a Bully´s Bear by Katherine Applegate.

Roscoe Riley Rules No. 2 is ready to check out at Encino Library!


When Roscoe’s stuffed pig goes missing, he is convinced that Wyatt, the class bully, is responsible. When Roscoe finds out where Wyatt keeps his teddy bear, he decides to give that old bully a taste of his own medicine. That will fix everything. Won’t it?

Want to learn more about Katherine Applegate and her books? Click here.

November 28, 2011 at 11:15 am Leave a comment

We Want You to Know: Kids Talk About Bullying by Deborah Ellis.

Bullying is not inevitable. It doesn´t have to be a normal part of childhood. The more we talk with each other, share our stories, and listen -particularly to those whose voices aren´t often heard-the closer we move toward a just society. Deborah Ellis.

What do kids really think about bullying? How does it feel to be excluded for being different, to be told you´r e not good enough, or to be pursued relentlessly for no reason? What circumstances encourage so kids to bully other? How have kids´ lives changed because of bullying and how do they think it could have been stopped?

Read what these kids have to say here:

Or read it at Encino Library.


June 28, 2011 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

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