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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.


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.


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!

índicePorsche by Simon Mulligan.

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

More facts you will enjoy!


Fire! By Joy Masoff.

Presents the work done by fire fighters, including the equipment they use, the fires they fight, the rescues and investigations they perform, and the history and future of fire fighting. Form GoogleBooks.


Nat Geo Amazing! 100 People, Places, and Things by Melina Gerosa Bellows.

The thrilling images, incredible stories, and utting dge design of this book will have you doing doubletakes at some of the most fascinating and fun information in the world, including: amazing animals, interesting people, weird but true facts, natural wonders and more!


Houdini by Kathleen Krull.

He made himself a living legend and became the most famous name in magic. Bur Harry Houdini, like his acts, was fascinating and mysterious. Even as a child, crowds gathered to watch him perform tricks no one else could do. He mastered every form of magic –card tricks, juggling, illusions- and traveled the world over to make a name for himself. But true stardom came when he focused his act around daring, heart-stopping escapes.


Diving by Tony Norman.

There is nothing to beat the thrill of entering an underwater world and becoming a part of it.

Discover what equipment divers use, the training they have, and the heroes that inspire them.


Planet Watch by Martyn Bramwell et al.

A comprehensive look at life on Earth, and shows how we can help make sure our environment is preserved for generation to come.

See how climate change affects the world around us and find what might happen in the future to the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the land we live on.


Extreme Aircraft.

Check out cool Smithsonian websites and exhibits throughout the book. Meet a Smithsonian specialist.


Crime Scene Investigation by Lorraine Jean Hopping.

There has been a murder. A victim lies dead. The police seal off the crime scene an call in the forensics experts. This book takes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of forensics: from the crime scene to the crime laboratory.


Mummies by Christopher Sloan.

You won´t be able to tear your eyes away from the parade of mummies on these pages – many with skin, bone, hair, clothing, jewelry, and even tattoos intact. Dig into their worlds and discover their secrets.


Million Dollar Art Theft; The Van Gogh Museum Robbery by Amanda Howard.

Early in the morning of 7th December 2002, two men broke into the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. They escaped with two painting worth 17 millions of pounds. See how the evidence in this case was used to convict two criminals.


Pyramids by John Malam.

Uncover the secrets of the pyramids and find out how and why they were built.

The history behind these magnificent structures is explored in detail through one hundred facts, fantastic images, and fun cartoons.  Learn about pyramids around the world, explore their hidden passages and chambers, and discover the treasures buried within them.

faf Fascinating Animal Facts.

Fun facts in a lively and exciting format teach children all about animals and how they behave, including hunting, communication, migration, habitat and much more.

Over 1200 stunning pictures by top wildlife photographers, including close-ups and habitats shots.


The Amazing World of Castles by Barbara Taylor.

Discover what lies behind the massive stones of a castle wall, beyond the iron gates and over the deep, dark moat. Enter a world of romance and adventure, of hardship and battle, and fight your way in between a hail in arrows to discover the world inside a castle under siege. Meet the sweating in his forge, and the young squire learning to joust and fight.  Find out about the armour and weapons of Europe´s crusading knights and take a glimpse at the fearless Samurai warriors of Japan.


British Kings & Queens.

Take a journey through time and explore Britain´s heritage. Using the monarch as the thread, this book brings to life all of the key events from Britain´s past.


The World´s Most Amazing Castles by Ann Weil.

Which castle was built into the side of a cliff?

Where is Himeji Castle, and why people think it is haunted?

Was Castle Frankenstein the setting for Mary Shelley´s famous novel?


Henry Ford by Mike Venezia.

Biography of this famous inventor.


Spiders by Barbara Taylor.

Explore the secret world of the arachnids with pictures and fascinating facts.


Bettles and Bugs by Dr. Jen Green.

Exciting and accessible facts on the key aspects of beetle and bug life and behavior. Over 200 stunning color images by top wildlife photographers, plus superb illustrations revealing the complex inner workings of a bug´s body.


Megastructures by Ian Graham.

Take an in-depth look at the world´s mightiest structures… why they were designed, how they were built, how people use them. From the world´s first mile-high building to the deepest tunnel under the ocean, discover the incredible world of megastructures.


Life in Ancient Greece by John Guy.

A comprehensive, informative and highly readable introduction to the world of the ancient Greeks.


Military Survival by Nick Hunter.

How are soldiers able to keep calm and fight back when under heavy fire? What does it take to be selected to join a Special Forces unit? How do soldiers stay alive behind enemy lines? In this book you´ll read abut people who have some of the most dangerous jobs in the world, and the special training and equipment they receive in order to survive the most perilous situations!


Fearsome Animals by Mark Shulman.

You haven´t felt fear until you´ve encountered fearsome animals. Once this book gets its claws into you, it won´t let you go, You´ll be dragged through pages after page of deadly, terrifying beasts. The largest one will crush you, the smallest ones will poison you, and the rest will leave you breathless.


A Black Hole is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano.

 Aspiring astronomers can learn what black holes are, what causes them, how scientists first discovered them and more, in an informative science book that includes space paintings, real telescopic images, funny doodles and speech bubbles. From Goodreads.


War in Afghanistan and Iraq by Janet and Gerry Souter.

Find out why troops re fighting a war thousands of miles form home, what the many jobs of the military forces are and what life in military camp us rally like. Also read about the experiences of conflict in the words of the Afghan and Iraqi children and the relatives of soldiers back home.

April 29, 2013 at 10:51 am Leave a comment

Looking at Earth from Space: Glossary of terms by NASA.

Easy to understand definitions of space concepts, including drawings that will help you with your projects.

It is also available in digital format:

More terms are available at: Glossary of Aerospace Terms.


September 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm Leave a comment

We love our planet!!

Planet Earth: Up Close! By Matthew and Steve Murrie.

Take an up close and personal look at some of the most amazing animals and places on the planet!

Imagine being close enough to touch…

From the depths of the oceans to the frozen poles, Planet Earth takes you closer than ever to the head of a bullet ant, the spots on a jaguar, the snout of a dugong, and much more.

Living Planet.

Full of spectacular photos and amazing facts, Living Planet offers a fascinating picture of life on Earth. Learn all about the incredible diversity of life o our planet, from cuckoos to crocodiles and from tigers to trees.


May 30, 2012 at 8:10 am Leave a comment

Earth Care by Margaret Read MacDonald.

Readers and storytellers of all ages will find much to enjoy and ponder here. Several tales are written in simple, repetitive styles that can be read by young children. A brief proverb ends every tale, all of which illuminate the wisdom of some of the old ways and demonstrate that concern for the environment is not a new issue in history. These humorous, profound, deceptively simple tales are a welcome addition to world literature collections. From Kirkus.

Click on Margaret Read MacDonald name to visit her site.

September 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm Leave a comment

Recycle This Book: 100 Top Children´s Authors Tell You How to Go Green edited by Dan Gutman.

What does it mean to be green?

A hundred of your favorite authors share tehir hopes, fears, and questions and reveal the changes they´ve made in their own lives to address one crucial issue: How do we save the planet?

Learn from renowned authors -you usually read at school-, 100 ideas on how you can help change the world. This book is a wonderful tool to everyone who cares about our planet.

Read more in Dan Gutman´s webpage.

September 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

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