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Newest titles 2!

shaSharks an other monster of the deep.

Boost your brain with fearsome facts then stretch your smarts with the ultimate challenge book!

danDangerous animals.

Which dangerous animal…

  • Swallows its victims whole?
  • Weighs as much as three pickup trucks?
  • Lived with the dinosaurs?

craCrazy Christmas Jokes by Alison Grambs.

 What´s so funny?

These nutty jokes! Who´s funny? Your friends will say you are when they hear them!

12The Mighty 12: Superheores of Greek Myth by Charles R. Smith Jr.

Learn the story of these superheroes.

howHow to Talk to Santa by Alec Greven.

How do you control your greed, still get what you want and spread the cheer? Get ready. Santa´s almost here!

babyBaby Mammoth Mummy Frozen in Time by Christopher Sloan.

In 2009 this remarkably well-preserved baby mammoth, which had been frozen in permafrost for 42,000 years, came into the hands of eager scientist. In this book the story.

mumWhy were mummies wrapped?

Discover the answers to lots of brilliant questions about ancient Egypt.

encEncyclopedia of Sharks.

Sharks are much more than just mindless killers, they are remarkable creatures that are incredibly powerful, thoughtful hunters. In this book you can discover the amazing world of the most feared predators in the ocean.

amazAmazing Machines by Ian Graham.

From giant excavators to supersonic speedsters, this books is filled with the wonders of machines past, presents, and future.

Get up close to your favorite machines with interactive pop-ups, tabs, flaps, and foldouts and learn all about how they work, the amazing things they can do, and who invented them.

seaSearching for Life in Space.

Is there a possibility of life out of our planet? You will find answer inside this book.

monWhen a Monster is Born by Sean Taylor & Nick Sharratt.

In the fine tradition of Laura Numeroff’s If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985) and Remy Charlip’s Fortunately (1980) comes this British import sure to have little monsters everywhere asking to hear it again. “When a monster is born . . . there are two possibilities—either it’s a faraway-in-the-forests monster, or . . . it’s an under-your-bed monster.” If it’s the type that lives in the forest, that’s the end of the story . . . but if it lives under a bed, there are two further possibilities. Each double-page spread presents the next two possibilities in this ever sillier and eventually circular tale. Some might have difficulties with the concept of “possibilities,” but that won’t hamper their enjoyment. Even when noshing on the principal, Sharratt’s squiggly, bright-green monster is more cute than chilling. Sharratt’s heavy-lined cartoon illustrations are a perfect match for Taylor’s debut. Multiple typefaces will aid even the clumsiest readers in making this a storytime staple. From Kirkus.

dolWhales and Dolphins by Robin Kerrod.

 Whales and dolphins are the closest living relatives to humans in the underwater world, and in this book you will learn about their behavior patterns, basic instincts and survival skills. Discover what whales and dolphins eat, why some species feed together in groups, and why many of the largest whales filter and skim water for their food.

xtrNational Geographic Xtreme Illusions.

Dive into another dimension and experience the eye-boggling and brain twisting extremes of these awesome optical illusions. A mind-bending collection of visual puzzles with which to amaze your friends, MISTIFY your family, and blow your own mind!

twiTwist It Up: More than 60 Delicious Recipes from an Inspiring Young Chef by Jack Whiterspoon.

Easy recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner with easy to get ingredients.

alienAliens and Energy by Agnieszka Biskup.

What happens when you mix zombies, werewolves, and aliens with the science of motion, matter, and energy? You get some of the wackiest science book you´ve ever read!

acitA City Through Time: from Ancient Colony to Vast Metropolis by Steve Noon.

Come on a spectacular journey through time to discover the exciting history of a city. Amazing panoramic pictures shows how a city is transformed over 2,500 years.  Incredibly detailed cutaway scenes reveal the hustle and bustle of city life, from a day at the Roman baths to rush hour in the modern metropolis,

ihaI Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr.

A short illustrated version of Luther King famous speech. Watch the original speech, here:

bfgThe BFG a Set of Plays adapted by David Wood.

You´ll have a phizziwizardly good time joining the Big Friendly Giant and Sophie on their exciting adventures. These dramatizations based on Roald Dahl´s beloved book can be performed in school and at summer camp, acted out at home, or simply read together by a group of friends.


Squish 3 and 4 by Jennifer and Matthew Holm.

The power of the parasite and Captain Disaster are the new titles of this funny series. Don’t miss them!


amuAmulet 5: Prince of the Elves by Kazu Kibuishi.

The enemy grows stronger… Emily survived the chaos of the Guardian Academy, but Max Griffin has stolen the Mother Stone. With it, the Elf King forges new amulets that will give him the power to invade and destroy the nation of Windsor. Emily and her friends lead the soldiers of the Cielis Guard in a fight to stop him, but Max stands in their way. And when she seeks information from the Voice of her Amulet, she discovers that the Voice is much more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

See the art behind this comic:

lunLunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

When eccentric photographer Stefani DePino comes to Thompson Brook to take school pictures in the midst of acne epidemic, Lunch Lady, Betty, and the Breakfast Bunch learn that Stefani is using them to break into the world of high fashion.

luncLunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

From having skipped the school field trip, Dee, Hector, and Terrence must join the mathletes team, but as they are poised to beat the undefeated champions, secret crime fighter Lunch Lady discovers something strange about the opposing team.

justJust Joking 2 by National Geographic Kids.

300 more giggles and belly laughs, plus funny animals photos inside!

 talesTales of Weird: Unbelievable True Stories.

The truth behind strange phenomena, plus astounding photographs, fascinating facts, and more!

azZombie Tag by Hannah Moskowitz.

Zombie Tag is a game that Wil and his friends made up. It involves running around in the dark with spatulas, pretending to be zombies. But when Wil´s brother dies, suddenly Zombie Tag becomes the thing that convinces Wil that he actually has the power to bring hos brother back. The only problem is, what if Wil´s brother come back and is a total zombie?.


The Recordsetter Book of World Records by Corey Henderson and Dan Rollman.

Celebrate over 300 of the longest, loudest, slowest, weirdest, coolest, and most difficult-to-break records ever recorded. Look them in action:

stoneNight of the Living Dust Bunnies by Erik Craddock.

While Stone Rabbit, Andy Wolf, and Henri Tortoise are trick-or-treating, zombie dust bunnies are taking over their town.

imagesPrince of Persia by Jordan Mechner.

An epic adventure steeped in ancient Persian lore… A tale from a distant land… A time outside of time…

June 20, 2013 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Girls will love them!!

I am pretty sure CI girls will enjoy all these new titles:


Scaredy Squirrel prepares for Christmas by Melanie Watt.

Scaredy Squirrel has put together a collection of helpful safety tips and step-by-step instructions to guide you through common holiday obstacles such as avalanches, shopping for difficult individuals and encountering the Abominable Snowman.

Get the app or free games in Scaredy Squirrel web page.


Learn to speak fashion by Laura deCarufel.

Whether it´s a simple as wanting to look good or as ambitious as creating a work of art, fashion is so much more than the clothes in our closets. Full of revealing tips and anecdotes from top designers, models, stylists, and more, this book is the perfect guide to finding your way in this exciting world.


Forever Four by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel.

They wanted to give every girl a voice.

They had no idea they´d make so much noise.

Paulina, Tally, Miko, and Ivy are four extraordinarily different girls: the Brain, the Actress, the Prom-Queen-in-Training, and the New Girl. When they are grouped together to create a magazine for a school competition, it seem like they´ll never agree on anything. Then the biggest rival – the Athletes- accuses them of cheating. With their deadline looming and the school dividing behind the different groups, the four girls race to complete the first issue of their magazine. Can they find a way to do it?


Just Add Magic by Cindy Callagan.

Mix together three 12-year-old girls and one mysterious old recipe book. What do you get? A secret cooking club with a touch of magic.


One Direction: dare to dream life as One Direction.

It´s hard to believe how much has changed for them in just a few months. From five guys who didn´t even know each other to making it to The X Factor Final, heading off on their first tour, recording their first album, and releasing their own music, they´ve written this book so you can get to know who they really are, where we came from, and where they´re going next.  This is the story of life as One Direction so far, and they´re really proud to share it all with you!


One Direction: Straight to the Top by Riley Brooks.

These five super-cute boys from the UK have a number one debut album, sold-out tours, famous friends, and tons of fans. And they´re only heading in one direction-up! Check out this awesome book full of fun facts and pictures to find out more about the guys of 1D.


The Super-Nice are Super-Annoying by Jim Benton.

Dear Dumb Diary,

I was really the one who deserved the right to nicely apologize to Bruntford, but Angeline was somehow taking credit for the apology wthout going to the trouble of committing the crime. Angeline has a condition that causes her to be annoying.

Doctors refer to this a Niceism Disease or Nicenicity, and we´re pretty sure it has no cure. The problem is that when doctors try to cure them of it, the patients are appreciative that they get little gift baskets fo the doctors and – BAM!- now they’re even nicer than they were before. It´s tragic, really.


Nobody´s Perfect. I´m as Close as it Gets by Jim Benton.

As Jamie continues to grapple with middle school’s Big Questions, she drops even more snarky gems of wisdom like, “Everybody knows that the more you love somebody, the less you try to look nice for them,” and “People don’t appreciate how much willpower it takes to do the wrong thing.”

(But Jamie STILL has no idea that anybody is reading her diary. So please, please, please don’t tell her.  From Goodreads.

April 29, 2013 at 8:59 am Leave a comment

Christmas Baking and Crafts.

The Christmas Book: How to have the best Christmas ever by Juliana Foster.

This is the season to be jolly, and with this holiday activity book, that won´t be a problem! This festive guide is stuffed full of tips on how to have the best Christmas ever: activities, tips for gift giving, wrapping, decoration and more.

Usborne Christmas Baking for Children by Fiona Patchett.

From gingerbread houses and spiced apple muffins to Christmas cupcakes, this charming book is packed full of recipes that will fill your kitchen with the mouth-watering smells of Christmas baking.

Just follow the simple steps to bake scrumptions Christmas cakes and cookies . perfect to give as gifts or to eat right away.

October 8, 2012 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

Sing-along books.

Sing-along Christmas carols and Sing-along sacred favorites are songbooks scored for keyboards accompaniment to singing or melody playing. Listen more Christmas carols at North Pole site.

November 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm Leave a comment

A Hat Trick of Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon.

Three hilarious books in one volume: Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine, Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend, and Horrid Henry`s Christmas Cracker. Ready for you to enjoy!

Meet his family, class, and evil enemies at his website. Also there you can listen some audio extracts of Horrid Henry books.

There is a cartoon and a movie of this book. Check a little bit of them by clicking on the underline words.

September 13, 2011 at 10:17 am Leave a comment

Night of the Living Eggnog by Kirk Scroggs.

From Wiley & Grampa´s creature features series, now available at Encino Library: Might of the living eggnog!

This book is about a boy named Wiley and his Grandpa, Wiley finds a carton of eggnog with an expiration date of 1983. It is so rotten that it has come alive! When the lunch lady traps it with a container full of a toxic formula, the eggnog can suddenly transform into anything. It even attacks the city! From The Free Library.

July 28, 2011 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

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