Posts tagged ‘Crafts’

A new year, a new bunch of books ready for you!!

índiceThe House of Hades by Rick Riordan. (The Heroes of the Olympus, 4)


 At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus. Frtom Goodreads.

Watch the author talking about this book:



índiceChildren´s Quick and Easy Cookbook by Angela Wilkes.



60 easy-to-follow recipes, featuring a wide variety of healthy snacks, satisfying meals, and delicious desserts.




Missy´s Super Duper Royal Deluxe: Picture Day by Susan Ness.


Missy makes everything Super!!


It´s almost picture day, and Missy has her outfit all picked out. It will have ruffles, rainbows, ribbons, and sparkles! But Mom has a different outfit in mind. Will Missy´s picture day turn into her worst day ever?


Who is Bob Dylan? By Jim O´Connor.



A boy named Bobby Zimmerman from Hibbing, Minnesota and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Learn more in this book.


Who is Michelle Obama? By Megan Stine.

Learn about the U. S. First Lady!

índiceWho Was Christopher Columbus? By Bonnie Bader.

Who helped him to travel? What did he do?



What Was Pearl Harbor? By Patricia Brennan Demuth.

A terrifying attack!

On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died, and the United States was propelled into World War II. From Penguin.



índiceJudy Moody´s Mini Mysteries and Other Sneaky Stuff for Super Sleuths by Megan McDonald.



Help Judy Moody, aka Detective Judy Drewdy, solve six uber-tricky mini mysteries. As a detective-in-training, you´ll also learn how to:



  • Find hidden messages in handwriting
  • Sharpen your eagle-eyed powers of observation.
  • Draw suspect sketches.



índiceAllegiant by Veronica Roth.

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love. From Goodreads.





índiceCoco: My Delicious Life by Kyla May.



Meet Coco. She loves baking, chatting with her BFF´s and helping animals. Now Coco and her friends are selling cupcakes to help save snails. She love snails.




Outdoor Crafts.



Transform plants into creative projects for your garden. Packed with fun and inspired ideas to try out.



The Big Book of Things to Make.



Check out how to build a periscope, design a board game, mastermind a water fight, sculpt soap monsters, and more.

índiceCrafty Creatures by Jane Bull.

From cozy cats and knitted kittens, to soft spring chickens and miniature mice, Crafty Creatures is a treasure trove of animal projects to sew and knit.





The Big Book of Crafts and Activities.


Inside this book you´ll find plenty of things to do whether you´re by yourself or with your friends. Indoors or out, rain or shine, there´s fun for all occasions.


52 Christmas Activities by Lynn Gordon.

Nice ideas you can practice during the holidays!!




Make your Own Gifts.


This book will show you how to make the perfect present including the wrapping paper!



How I survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Shake Hill by James Patterson.



Even though I´m stuck at Camp Wannamorra, at least I. Rafe K., actually have friends for the first time in my life!



So what do you get when you mix a bunch of “losers” with a pack of really mean “cool kids” who always seem to make the grown-ups look the other way? Nothing but a whole lotta trouble!




My brother is a Big Fat Liar by James Patterson.




My name is Georgia K., and I know what my brother Rafe told you: Lies, all lies! He says I´m annoying and a tattletale and a pudding-cup thief.


So if you´re ready for the truth about how the life of a totally innocent girl and her first year of middle school were ruined by her horrible brother (Rafe) and his superbad reputation.


The Ballet Book by Darcey Bussell.

Join Darcy Bussell, principal ballerina with London´s Royal Ballet, and Royal Ballet School teacher Patricia Linton in this fully illustrated guide to the magical world of ballet.


índiceLauren Conrad Style.


 A lot of tips just for you!


índiceFood Fight by Stephen McCranie.


A new adventure to enjoy!!


índiceHome Sweet Haunt by P. J. Night.


 It’s been a bad few months for Nora Wilson. There was a huge fire in her family’s apartment this summer, and her parents have been acting superweird ever since. They won’t let her or her brother out of the apartment anymore, not even to go to school. So when Nora’s parents say she can go trick-or-treating on Halloween, Nora is thrilled. And she’s even more thrilled to make a new friend, Caitlin, who just moved into the apartment building. Caitlin knows nothing about what happened to Nora’s family, but she does seem to know a lot about the ghosts that are rumored to haunt the building. As she shares these ghost stories with Nora, Nora can’t help but be chilled by them. Are they hitting just a little too close to home? From Amazon.


índiceRead it and Weep! By P. J. Night.


 When a tattered, old tarot card falls out of Charlotte Torres’s library book, she doesn’t think much of it. It doesn’t even bother her that there’s a message written on the back: “Pass this card along or you’ll be sorry!” But when horrible things start happening—things that seem like bad luck, but frighten Charlotte the most—she begins to believe in the power of the card and its message. She wants to get rid of it, but she doesn’t want to pass it along and doom someone else to its curse. Will she be able to figure out a way to destroy the card for good? Or will the card destroy her life first? From Amazon.


índiceStanding for socks by Elissa Brent Weissman.


 In fifth grade, Fara Ross stood out from the crowd when she accidentally wore two different socks one day. Now she’s famous for wearing mismatched socks every day, and she’s determined to use that popularity to win the race for sixth-grade student council president. Fara really wants to make a difference, and she has some great ideas about recycling and school fundraisers. But everyone is paying more attention to her socks than to the issues she stands for. Can Fara help people see beyond her feet? Or will her sock celebrity make her lose the election? From Scholastic


índiceComplete Dog Care.


This comprehensive guide is packed with expert advice on feeding, grooming, exercise, play, and understanding dog behavior.


índiceHow to Speak Dog by Aline Alexander Newman and Gary Weitzman.



This guide features more than 50 different pup poses with detailed explanation of their meaning, plus cool canine info and rich resources that will help humans better understand the behavior of their amazing pets.


índicePhobiapedia by Joel Levy.



This book explores all kinds of things that make us shiver and scream, from common fears to heights and dogs to more unusual fears of termites and the color red.




Ripley´s Believe It or Not!: Dare to Look.




Ripley´s Believe It or Not!:Download the Weird.



Discover the world´s weirdest facts in another bizarre collection from Ripley´s.



1001 Inventions & Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization.


More than 1001 fascinating facts from history and modern day plus 400 eye-catching photographs and a highly visual design that brings history to life.



How to Draw Harley-Davidson  Motorcycles.


A step-by-step guide to drawing the steel, rubber, leather, and chrome of America´s hottest motorcycle.




índiceIvy and Bean Take the Case by Annie Barrows.

Watch out, you diabolical masterminds! There’s a new detective on Pancake Court: Bean! She laughs at danger! She solves even the most mysterious mysteries! What? There aren’t any mysteries? Then Bean and her assistant, Ivy, will make some! From Amazon.




Insurgent by Veronica Roth.

I have done bad things. I can’t take them back, and they are part of who I am.

Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future.

Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever… because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead. From Goodeads.

The Royal Diaries New Titles:


Lady of Ch´iao Kuo: Warrior of the South by Laurence Yep.

índiceAnastasia: The Last Grand Duchess by Carolyn Meyer.

índiceKristina: The Girl King by Carolyn Meyer.

índiceJahanara: Princess of Princesses by Kathryn Lasky.

índiceSondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars by Sheri Holman.

índiceWeetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets by Patricia Clark Smith.

índiceMary, Queen of Scots; Queen without a Country by Kathryn Lasky.

índiceNzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba by Patricia McKissack.

índiceEleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine by Kristiana Gregory.



January 14, 2014 at 10:53 am Leave a comment

Art & manías para chicas creativas 1, 2 & 3.

Fashion, art, beauty, recipes and a lot of fun ideas! More than 150 activities that will help you to have fun moments with your friends.

Learn how to make jewelry: earrings and bracelets everyone will adore.

Tips for a wonderful picnic and ideas to make a theme party.

Christmas ideas, how to decorate your tree.

December 4, 2012 at 9:20 am Leave a comment

Art & Manías para chicas creativas.

Fashion, art, beauty, recipes and a lot of fun ideas! More than 150 activities that will help you to have fun moments with your friends.

Learn how to make jewelry: earrings and bracelets everyone will adore.

Tips for a wonderful picnic and ideas to make a theme party.

Christmas ideas, how to decorate your tree.

October 30, 2012 at 11:45 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

Super Simple Mexican Art by Alex Kuskowski.

Learn about Mexican culture through art! The projects inside this book are fun and super simple. Each project includes how-to photos along with easy instructions.

October 8, 2012 at 8:16 am Leave a comment

Things for Girls to Make and Do by Leonie Pratt, Rebecca Gilpin and Ruth Brocklehurst.

This delightful book is packed with princesses, mermaids, fairies, hearts and flowers. There are ideas for things to wear, such as a pretty tiara or a sparkly mask, as well as ideas for presents, pictures, cards and lots, lots more.

September 28, 2012 at 9:13 am Leave a comment

Super Simple Paper Airplanes by Nick Robinson.

Let your imagination fly… while making all kinds of awesome paper airplanes, from a simple glider to the Chasseur, which resembles both American and Russian fighter-bombers. There´s no need for glue, scissors, or tape; just follow the directions on choosing and folding paper. Start with classic designs like the sturdy Hawk Dart and then try your hand at the more complex projects such as Little Nick, a compact and highly effective performer. Whether it´s a tri-plane or a jet fighter, your paper airplanes will soar!

Learn how to make “the best paper airplane”:

June 21, 2012 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

Creepy stuff!!

Attack of the Vampires Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar.

A boy steals a ticket to an amusement park and gets the roller-coaster ride of a lifetime-literally. The first day of middle school turns into a free-for-all when the gym teacher offers the class a get-out-of –gym-free card. Sick if his sister´s vampires wannabe friend, a kid decides to teach them a lesson at their next party. But the tables are turned when some surprise guests show up. Watch out for the vampire weenies!

Halloween Book of Fun!: Ghostly Games, Creepy Crafts, Frightfully Funny Jokes, and More Fun Stuff.

 Read about: Fun Halloween party ideas, easy do-it-yourself Halloween costumes, haunted hidden pictures, ghoulish games, mysterious optical illusions, and Weird-but-true Halloween trivia.

Don´t wait until Halloween to read it!

More funny stuff at: National Geographic for Kids page.

It´s the First Day of School … Forever! By R. L. Stine.

On the first day of school, Artie falls out of his bed and hits his head. Hard. He complains to his mom and she says, “You´re just worried about your first day in a new school.”

Then at breakfast, his little brother, Eddy, sprays syrup everywhere, and Artie has to go to school with syrup hair. On the way there, he gets splashed by a puddle that makes him look like he wet his pants. And that´s only the beginning…

Check it out:

June 1, 2012 at 10:58 am Leave a comment

Smart Kids Activity by Roger Priddy.

Creative art and craft projects to have fun with, all the book has step-by-step pictures.

March 28, 2012 at 9:54 am Leave a comment

5 origami books just added to Encino Library.

Favorite animals in origami by John Montroll.

Easy-to follow instructions to create most popular animals.

Decorative origami boxes by Rick Beech.

Forget the gift wrap, these unique boxes are perfect for gift-giving. In fact, they´re handmade gifts all by themselves! Choose our own paper, and make a keepsake treasure-or make dozens! Step-by-step diagrams make it easy to create a work of art.

Start practicing, following the instructions to make one origami box:

Easy origami by John Montroll.

Here is a collection of 32 simple projects for novice origami hobbyists. Subjects range from an ultra-simple hat, cup and pinwheel to the more challenging penguin, pelican and piano.

Birds in origami by John Montroll.

Easy-to-fold ducks, swans, hummingbirds, and other feathered friends! With this handy fguide you can learn to fold charming versions of a flock of favorites birds: swan, flaming, duck, stork, goose, and other popular varieties.

Origami you can use: 27 practical projects by Rick Beech.

Origami models can be more than decorative, and this book will show how! 27 projects including: CD case, picture frame, napkin ring, seedling pot, dish, and more!

March 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm Leave a comment

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