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Check these new comics books…

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.

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More titles to enjoy!

índiceDon Isaac Garza by Edgardo Reyes Salcido.

 Here is a short biography of Issac Garza, one of the entrepreneurs who set the industrial plant of business at Monterrey more than one hundred years ago.

índiceEl complejo de Faetón by Andres Acosta.

When Rigo finish middle school, he decides to find out about his father. He starts a trip and lives unimaginable adventures.

More Spanish titles:

  • Cazadores de bichos by David Burnie.
  • Cuando el muro se derrumbó by Serge Schmemann.
  • El ascenso del hombre by J. Bronowski.
  • La historia del automóvil by Phil Berg.
  • Automóviles by Richard Sutton.

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Three titles of Getting to know the world´s greatest inventors and scientists:

  • Thomas Edison by Mike Venezia.
  • Marie Curie by Mike Venezia.
  • Alexander Graham Bell by Mike Venezia.

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The Sisters 8 The final Battle… for now by Lauren Baratz-Logsted.

The eights found daddy! Yes! It´s true! They found Daddy at the end of book 8, Zinnia´s Zaniness, inside a house that´s inside a snow globe/Christmas tree ornament. Isn´t this wonderful news? Now all they have to do is shrink themselves down to the size of ants, get inside the snow globe, find Daddy (and Mommy, too!), and rescue them!

índiceAtlantis and Other Lost Worlds by John Hawkins.

The legendary island of Atlantis was first mentioned in Plato’s dialogues, but what happened to this mysterious place? The sunken city of Atlantis is a popular myth, and is just one of the many myths of lost worlds featured in this enthralling volume. This book explores the history behind these fascinating stories. It presents readers with evidence that lost worlds are real and evidence that they are all made up, so that they can gather the information and make up their own minds. From GoogleBooks.

 índiceCaring is Creepy by David Zimmerman.

 In rural Georgia, fifteen-year-old Lynn Marie Sugrue s doing her best to make it through a difficult summer. Her mother works long hours as a nurse, and Lynn suspects that Hayes, her mother´s pill-popping boyfriend, has enlisted her in his petty criminal enterprises. Meanwhile, the boyfriend´s associates leave a series of increasingly hostile warnings. Lynn finds refuge in online flirtations, eventually meeting up with a troubled young soldier, Logan Loy, and inviting him home. When he´s forced to stay over in a storage space accessible through her closet, and the Army subsequently lists him as AWOL, she realizes he´s the one thing in her life she can control. As Hayes´s troubles go from bad to worse, the two plotlines threat3en to collide in a way that will change Lynn´s world forever.

 índiceCrochet: Fantastic Jewelry, Hats, Purses, Pillows & More by Jane Davis.

30 awesome projects including game pieces, balls, bags, jewelry, things to wear, and stuff for your room.

índiceTo Dance: A Ballerina´s Graphic Novel by Siena Cherson Siegel.

Dancers are young when they first dream of dance. Siena was six – and her dreams kept skipping and leaping, circling and spinning, from airy runs along  beach near her home in Puerto Rico, to dance class in Boston, to her debut performance on stage with the New York City Ballet.

índiceThe Second Life of Abigail Walker by Frances Roark Dowell.

Abigail Walker just doesn´t fit in. She says the wrong things. Her mom doesn´t pack her the right lunches. And she´s never going to weigh eighty-eight pounds, like the medium girls do. From their hair to their grades to their sizes, the other girls are medium, no matter how you slice it. Abby wants to be too. So no one is more surprised that she is when she takes a stand against a very mean, very medium remark.

But whether she meant to do it or not, she has crossed a line she won´t be able to cross back over. And while trying to avoid the now mean medium girls. Abby coaxed along by a mysterious dog and an even more mysterious fox, crosses over something else, a stream that she never knew existed.

 índiceShatterproof by Roland Smith.

Thirteen-year old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, have committed a string of thefts that lands them on Interpol´s Most Wanted list. But the crimes are not Amy and Dan´s fault. A shadowy organization known as the Vespers has kidnapped seven members of the Cahill family. If Amy and Dan don´t deliver a series of bizarre ransoms, it´s lights out for the hostages.

Until now, Amy and Dan have stayed one step ahead of the police and managed to keep their family safe. But all that´s about to change. Vesper One commands them to steal the Golden Jubilee, one of the world’s largest diamonds. What Amy and Dan don´t know is that the Jubilee is a setup… and someone is going to die.

índiceWriting Irresistible KidLit by Mary Kole.

Literary agent Mary Kole shares her expertise on writing novels for young adult and middle grade readers and teaches you how to:

  • Recognizes the differences between middle grade and young adult audiences and how it impacts your writing.
  • Tailor your manuscript´s tone, length, and content to your readership.
  • Avoid common mistakes and clichés.
  • Develop themes and ideas.

índiceThe Grey King by Susan Cooper.

With the final battle the Light and the Dark soon approaching, Will sets out on a quest to call for aid. Hidden within the Welsh hills is a magical harp that he must use to wake the Sleepers – six noble riders who have slept for centuries.

But an illness has robbed Will of nearly all his knowledge of the Old Ones, and he is left only with a broken riddle to guide him in his task. As Will travels blindly through the hills, his journey will bring him face-to-face with the most powerful Lord of the Dark-the Grey King. The King holds the harp and Sleepers within his lands and there has yet to be a force strong enough to tear them from his grasp.

índiceWonder by R. J. Palacio.

August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school-until now. He´s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you´ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie´s just and ordinary kid, with and extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he´s just like them despite appearances?

índiceGarfield Volume 2 by Jim Davis.

Garfield´s triumphant return to comics continues!

índiceAliens on Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith.

Scrub isn´t happy about having to spend the summer with his hippie grandmother in “Middle of Nowhere”, Washington. When he arrives at her Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast, he´s not surprised by the weird-looking guests. It turns out that each room in the inn s a portal and his grandma is the gatekeeper, allowing aliens to vacation on Earth.  Full of cosmic chaos and mind-bending mayhem, Scrub´s summer adventure will leave readers wanting to make a return trip.

índiceWho Eats What? By Patricia Lauber.

 What do you and a tuna have in common? You and the tuna are both parts of a food chain. This food chain begins with green plants and ends with you at the top. Every link in a food chain is important, because each living thing depends on other for survival.

índiceChuck Norris by Al Hemingway.

When you think of action heroes, Chuck Norris ranks near the top of the list. Rising above poverty and discrimination, the former undefeated middleweight karate champion became famous as an actor, writer, and television producer.  Movies such as Missing in Action and Code of Silence made him a bona fide screen icon. His hit series Walker, Texas Ranger ran for nine seasons and went on to become the highest-rated syndicated show on television.

Despite his busy schedule, Norris always has time for young people. He is the chairman and founder of KickStart, a program that builds pride and discipline in school children by teaching them the martial arts.

índiceDragon Boogie by Erik Craddock.

With a roll of some enchanted dice, Stone Rabbit and his friends are unwittingly transported to a medieval realm filled with nerdy knights, wacky wizards, and deranged dragons! Will our long-eared hero be able to complete his noble quest and escape the fiery lair of the beast? Or will he end up eternally lost in the dungeons of despair? From Goodreads.

índiceIntroducing Kyla May Miss Behaves by Kyla May.

In the back cover:

My name is Kyla May… otherwise known as Miss Behaves!! It´s not my fault I am often in trouble- I have a bad habit of daydreaming. One minute I´m concentrating— the next I´m lost in my imagination. So mum gave me this journal to record all of my thoughts and dreams.

índiceHow to Ballet by Jane Hackett.

Discover the magical world of ballet-from the studio to the stage. Step-by-step photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and tips from the professionals help you to pose and pirouette your way to perfect ballet.

Learn how to look the part, hot to prepare for a performance, and how to wow the audience with a range of moves from lively leaps to elegant arabesques.

índiceGirl Child by Tupelo Hassman.

Rory Hendrix, the least likely of Girl Scouts, hasn´t got a troop or a badge to call her own. But she still borrows the Handbook from the elementary school library to pore over its advice, looking for tips to get off the Calle-the Reno trailer park where she lives with her mother, Jo.

As Rory struggles with her mother´s habit of trusting the wrong men, and the mixed blessing of being too smart for her own good, she finds refuge in book and language.  From diary entries, story problems, arrest records, and her grandmothers letters, Rory crafts a devastating collage that shows us her world while she searches for the way out of it.

índiceCastle: how it works by David Macaulay.

The castle was built to keep the people inside safe. It keeps other people safely outside! Are you friend or foe?

índiceInvincible Microbe: Tuberculosis by Jim Murphy and Alison Blank.

Part medical mystery, part social history, Invincible Microbe is the story of the TB germ, it´s ravaging effects on the body, and the centuries-long hunt for a cure.

índiceSteve Jobs: the man who thought different by Karen Blumenthal.

From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, he dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty-one, he created Apple in his parents´ garage with his friend Steve Wozniak. Quickly rising to the top of his industry, Jobs pushed all boundaries and cultivated what became the intrinsic hallmark of his genius-his perfectionism, taste, and design style.  But soon after success, Jobs was fired from the top spot of his own company. Finding himself a beginner again, Jobs entered into one of the most creative periods of his life. Through Pixar, the iPod, and the iPhone, Jobs revolutionized the major industries of movies, music, and phones.

Rabbit and Robot: the sleepover by Cece Bell.

Rabbit is very excited; his friend Robot is coming to sleep over, and Rabbit has the whole evening planned out. He has even made a list of all the things that they are going to do. But when Robot wants nuts and bolts instead of vegetables on his pizza and wants to play Old Maid instead of Go Fish, Rabbit doesn´t knows what to do-those things are not on the list!

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índiceMuhammad Ali: champion of the world by Jonah Winter and Francois Roca.

While other boxers were growling and spitting and slugging in the ring, Muhammad Ali kept talking and dancing and fighting-until the whole world knew his name.

More than just a boxer, Ali was a prophet for his people. Proud of his African roots, and of his Muslim faith, he was determined to be heard in a voice that no one would forget.

índiceAnnie and Helen by Deborah Hopkinson and Raul Colón.

The remarkable story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan , now comes a gorgeous picture book.

índiceOrnaments to Crochet 3 Ways by Anne Halliday.

Size them up or size them down-12 ornaments to crochet. Use sport or worsted weight yarn or cotton thread.

índiceWhere on Earth?

A collection of 80 stunning, specially commissioned world maps that show you where everything is on our planet.

July 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm Leave a comment

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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyR8h9iimw4

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.

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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!

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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?.

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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

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…

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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

Drawing, Cooking and Michael Jackson.

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How to Draw Cartoons: An Easy Step-By-Step Guide by Adam Clay.

This fantastic book will transport you from enthusiastic doodler to ace cartoonist in just a few easy-to-follow chapters! Whether you´re new to drawing or just want some expert tips, professional cartoonist Adam Clay will teach you everything you need to know.

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Learn to Draw Angry Birds.

Easy-to-follow steps to draw you favorite characters. You can also see this video to learn to draw the pigs:

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How to Draw Speed Machines by Billy Davis.

Take a little test drive with your pencils and some tracing paper. You gotta be fast to draw speed machines. From the Lamborghini Diablo to Spaceship One you´lll learn what shapes make up these fascinating vehicles.

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King of Pop, the Story of Michael Jackson by Terry Collins.

In the 1960´s, Michael Jackson was just a young boy with a dream. By the time he died in 200, he was a record-setting musician and an international pop icon.  Follow Michael´s journey growing up in the tumultuous music industry.  Watch him strive for greatness, and witness the legacy he has left on the world.

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Art for Kids Cartooning by Art Roche.

If you can draw a stick figure, you can create different types of cartoons. Professional cartoonist Art Roche walks you through each step. With great hands-on activities, Art for Kids: Cartooning will show you how to build your skills, develop your own cast of characters, and create your own comic books!

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The Cupcake: 80 Cute and Colorful Cupcakes.

Cupcakes have taken the culinary world by storm and it looks like they´re here to stay! This book contains 80 delicious recipes, from classic frosting topped cupcakes to fun novelty creations.

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Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My! By Karen Tack and Alan Richardson.

New treats, new techniques and more hilarious fun. Make the sheeps you see in the cover:

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Cake Pops Holidays by Bakerella (Angie Dudley).

Celebrate the season with more than twenty winter-themed cake pop creations, including adorable Christmas trees, sweet Santas, tiny gingerbread houses, and many more. Learn how you can start: or visit Bakerella website.

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Bunny Rabbit Pancakes? Hot Diggity Dog Pizza Boats? Jiggly Fruit Salad? Now you can make them all-and lots more1 This fun and friendly cookbook is bursting with great eats everybody ill love, plus all the basic how-to´s and tips every young cook needs.

May 23, 2013 at 9:29 am Leave a comment

New comics at Encino Library!

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Read the very best stories form the Sonic Super Specials. See Sally embark on a dangerous mission in “The Quest2 while Tails proves himself for the first time in “Tails” Tallest Tale. Thrill to the early adventures of Sonic and Knuckles in “panic in the Sky” and “lord of the Floating Island”.

 

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Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon.

 

Danny Dragonbreath is not the best student in school. He can´t breathe fire on command. But if you ever find yourself caught in the tentacles of a giant squid at the bottom of the ocean… he is just the dragon to have in your corner.

 

 

Spy VS Spy by Antonio Prohias.

 

A collection of crazy slashes between those two bumbling Spies!

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Garfield hogs the spotlight by Jim Davis.

 The witty kitty is back in the spotlight with a rollicking one-cat show! And this portly performer has an ego as big as his legendary appetite. So whether he’s practicing his Volleydog serve on Odie, pantsing the unsuspecting mailman, or trying to lure birds to his barbecue-grill-birdbath, GARFIELD always makes sure he’s the center of attention! From Goodreads.

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Rise of the Serpentine by Greg Farshtey and Paul Lee.

How to defeat a foe can take control of your mind? That´s the latest, and perhaps greatest, challenge that confronts Cole, Zane, Jay and kai, the Masters of Spinjitzu! They better figure that out fast because one of them does indeed fall under the spell of the Hypnobrai! How will his fellow ninja react?

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Thomb of  the Fanpyre by Greg Farshtey and Jolyon Yate.

 Discover the secret of the evil Fangpyres, Cole and his ninja team learn unexpected and shocking about the Serpentine.

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The Challenge of Samukai! By Greg Farshtey and Paulo Henrique.

Sensei Wu has trained Cole, Zane, Jay and Kai to be Masters of Spinjitzu, and together they defend the world of Ninjago from the dark forces of the Underworld. But when Samukai boasts that he can defeat Sensei Wu and his four young ninja, Garmadon takes him up on his bet!

 

April 30, 2013 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

A Wrinkle in Time: the Graphic Novel adapted by Hope Larson.

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A Wrinkle in Time: the Graphic Novel adapted by Hope Larson.

Late one night, three otherworldly creature appear and sweep Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O´Keefe away on a mission to save Mr. Murry, who has gone missing while doing top-secret work for the government. They travel via tesseract-a wrinkle that transports one across pace and time-to the planet Camazotz, where Mr. Murry is being held captive.  There they discover a dark force that threatens not only Mr. Murry but the safety of the whole universe.

March 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

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