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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.

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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.

 

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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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

 

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Outdoor Crafts.

 

 

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

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

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52 Christmas Activities by Lynn Gordon.

Nice ideas you can practice during the holidays!!

 

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Make your Own Gifts.

 

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

 

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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!

 

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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.

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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.

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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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.

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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.

 

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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:

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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.

 

 

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

Plus

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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skiSki!: your Guide to Jumping, Racing, Skiboarding, Nordic, Backcountry, Aerobatics, and More by Pamela Pollack.

Skiing is the cool but extreme skiing is even cooler! Race down the slopes at supersonic speeds. Do a back flip off a mogul. Soar off a jump the size of a six-story building.

diveDive!: your Guide to Snorkeling, Scuba, Night-diving, Free-diving, Exploring Shipwrecks, Caves, and More by Darice Bailer.

Venture below the surface and experience a whole new world. From exploring underwater caves, to daring rescue missions, to following fabulous fish and sea life-diving is more than just swimming down deep. Find out the essential gear, tips, and techniques for any type of diving from the basic to the extreme. Then take the plunge.

climbClimb: your Guide to Bouldering, Sport Climbing, Trade Climbing, Ice Climbing, Alpinism, and More by Pete Takeda.

Grab a hold! Climb on up!

Feel the rush of clinging to rock 3,000 feet high, bouldering without ropes, and climbing solid pillars of ice. Learn about the gear the pros use and how they reach the highest peaks on Earth.

grueGruesome facts.

Packed with over 1,500 disgustingly gruesome and fiendishly foul facts, you are guaranteed to be fascinated for hours!

reeReal Pirates: the Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship by Barry Clifford and Kenneth J, Kinkor.

The Whydah left Africa in 1716, bearing the weight of human cargo. Reaching Caribbean waters, the ship was seized by Sam Bellamy, commander of a growing fleet of pirate ships. Shipwrecked in a nor’easter in 1717, the Whydah sank deep into Cape Cod waters, only to be discovered by intrepid diver Barry Clifford, who was dedicated years of his life to recovering the artifacts of this ship, from cannon and pistols to buttons and buckles-and, of course, pirate treasure: gold, silver, and pieces of eight.

volVolcano! by Judy and Dennis Fradin.

The Icelandic eruption of 2010 & other hot smoky, fierce, and fiery mountains.

dogDog Whisperer with Cesar Millan. By Jim Milio and Melissa Jo Peltier.

150 compelling stories of the dogs Cesar has met and mastered-from Nunu the demon Chihuahua to Wilshire the firehouse Dalmatian.

figFigure Skating Today: the Next Wave of Stars by Steve Milton.

40 profiles and over 140 photographs of the world´s best skaters who are jumping higher, skating faster, and reaching new artistic and technical heights.

100Top 100 Finger Foods by Annabel Karmel.

This essential collection is packed with tempting, nourishing recipes for babies and older children-from French Toast Fingers and Mini Chicken Sliders to Tuna Muffin Melts and Salad lollipops- helping to safely introduce new tastes and textures to your baby and ensuring that your child is healthy, happy, and content.

priPrincess Party Cookbook by Annabel Karmel.

Every Little girl dreams of being a princess…

And there´s nothing a princess likes more than throwing a party! From Fairy Finger Sandwiches and Rice Krispies Hearts to Emerald Pizza, Ruby-Glazed Chicken, and Gelatin Gems, these are magical, delicious dishes fit for a royal banquet. You´ll be able to celebrate every occasion in style, with Snowflake Cupcakes for the holidays, Pretzel Broomsticks for Halloween, and Tropical Smoothies for the beach. Filled with ideas for creating themed invitations and table settings, plus tips for making jewelry, gifts, and decorations, this is truly the indispensable guide to the perfect princess party!

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Top Secret: Shady Tales of Spies and Spying by Lauren Buller, Joe Fullman, Ben Gilliland, and Jim Pipe.

No secret is safe. Tiptoe into the top-secret world of espionage to discover why spies spy, how spies spy, and what spies spy on…

  • From spooks to sleuths, Top Secret lifts he lid on real-life spying:
  • Meet the real James Bond and get shaken and stirred!
  • Crack a code that took experts 200 years to decipher.
  • Discover how your cell phones spies on you.

kitI´m a Scientist Kitchen by Lisa Burke.

Turn your kitchen into a learning laboratory with a few household items and a little help from a grown-up.

leWho Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket.

Before you consider reading this book. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Are you curious about what is happening in a seaside town that is no longer by the sea?
  2. Do you want to know more about a stolen item that wasn´t stolen at all?
  3. Do you really think that´s any of your business? Why? What kind of person are you? Are you sure?
  4. Who is that standing behind you?

redRed Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright.

Valerie´s sister was beautiful, kind, and sweet. Now she is dead. Henry, the handsome son of the blacksmith, tries to console Valerie, but her wild heart beats fast for another: the outcast woodcutter, Peter, who offers Valerie another life far from home.

After her sister´s violent death, Valerie´s world begins to spiral out of control. For generations, the Wolf has been kept at bay with a monthly sacrifice. But now no one is safe. When an expert Wolf hunter arrives, the villagers learn that the creature lives among them-it could be anyone in town.

It soon becomes clear that Valerie is the only who can hear the voice of the creature. The Wolf says the must surrender herself before the blood moon wanes… or everyone she loves will die.

houseHouse at the End of the Street by Lily Blake.

In the wake of a divorce, Elissa and her mom leave the big city for a quiet house in the country-but the only reason they can afford to rent their new place is the lingering echo of a tragedy that happened in the house next door.

But a chilling secret is still hidden, waiting to be discovered in the house at the end of the street.

bunBunheads by Sophie Flack.

Until now, nineteen-year old dancer Hannah Ward has followed the Manhattan Ballet Company´s unofficial mantra, “Don’t think, just dance.”

But when she meets Jacob, a spontaneous musician, Hannah´s universe begins to change. With her eyes newly opened to the world beyond the theater, she must whether to compete against the other “bunheads” for a star soloist spot or to strike out on her own.

Watch the author talking about her book:

aniAnimal Encyclopedia by Dr. Lucy Spelman.

Simply the best children animal encyclopedia. This stunning family reference volume has 2,500 animal species, the best animal photography, and exclusive from-the field reports that take you into the wild.

upcAnimals Up Close by Igor Siwanowicz.

This book is full of tiny creatures you cold hold in your hand. Come down to their size and see what they´re really made of, with fantastic photographs that take you into an alien world.

beauBeauty by Lauren Conrad.

Guide dedicated exclusively to beauty, Lauren covers everything you need to know to maximize your own beauty potential.

piWhy Pi? By Johnny Ball.

It´s an incredible geometrical journey into the world of measurement, math, and beyond!

heidiHeidi Heckelbeck Goes to Camp! By Wanda Coven.

Heidi can´t wait to go camp with Lucy! Bit when Lucy´s friends from last year ignore Heidi, Heidi tries to think of a way to fit in. At first Heidi uses her Book of Spells to help her, but in the end she decides to ask the girls why they don´t like her. Heidi is surprised by their answer… and by the time camp ends she has made two new friends!

ideasIdeas that Changed the World by Julie Ferris, Mike Goldsmith, Ian Graham, Sally MacGill, Andrea Mills, Isabel Thomas, and Matt Turner.

Stop, look, and marvel at the creations that have shaped our world. Read the human stories behind some of history´s most amazing inventions and be inspired.

sharShark by Fleur Star.

From giant whale sharks to deadly great whites, find out all about sharks-some of the most amazing creatures in the world.

alleAll about Ellie by Callie Barkley.

The Critter Club is up and running, and so are the girls-especially Ellie! It´s time for Santa Vita Elementary´s spring play, and Ellie is trying out for the lead. As the play draws near, will Ellie let her moment in the spotlight get in the way of being a good friend?

weirWeird but True! 4.

Find more about all the things you want to know in this fun series.

mosMosquito Bite by Alexandra Siy & Dennis Kunkel.

Learn about how a female mosquito hatch, reach adulthood and seek out the blood meal that will allow her to reproduce.

jourJourney to Jo´Burgby Beverley Naidoo.

Mama lives and works in Johannesburg, far from the village thirteen-year. Old naledi and her young brother, Tiro, call home. When their baby sister suddenly becomes very sick, Naledi and Tiro know, deep down, that only one-person can save her. Bravely, alone, they set off on a journey to find Mma and bring her back.

childChildtimes by Eloise Greenfield and Leslie Jones Little.

Three generations of black women remember their “childtimes” in this lyrical memoir spanning a century of American history.

bighBig Book of How.

Answers to questions that every kid wants to know. Great photos, illustration, and diagrams. Packed with facts and hands-on activities.

biwBig Book of What?

June 24, 2013 at 7:52 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

We are glad of receiving donations!

Last year, we received from CI teachers and students more than 50 books on donation. Now they are ready, waiting to be read.

Thank you!!

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February 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm Leave a comment

Letters to Leo by Amy Hest.

Fourth-grader Annie Rossi loves writing letters about her life and reading them to her new dog, Leo. Annie has lots of stories to tell, and Leo is the perfect listener.

Check the writing tips Amy Hest gave in this video: or visit her website for more information about her and her books.

June 21, 2012 at 12:38 pm Leave a comment

Pet Trouble: Bulldog Won´t Budge by T. T. Sutherland.

Meatball is a great dog. Eric has always wanted a dog, so when a bulldog named Meatball is abandoned at this mother´s  veterinarian office, Eric is sure it´s fate – he can give Meatball a new home!

There´s  just one thing…

Meatball is stubborn. And slow. Eric wants to go to the park and play fetch, but Meatball likes to lie in the grass and drool. Is there anything Eric can do to get this bulldog to budge?

April 26, 2012 at 11:57 am 3 comments

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