Posts tagged ‘Friendship’

A lot of new options to check out!

índiceNail Candy by Donnie and Ginny Geer.

Learn the basics of nail care and read about more than 50 ideas to decorate your nails.

The authors introduce their book:

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The Girl´s Spa Book by Mary and Jessica Wallace.

Learn how to make your own sensational spa products at home-to enjoy yourself or to share as gifts with friends or family. This book is filled with fun ways to relax, feel great about yourself, and celebrate the person you are.

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Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TenNapel.

When Ely´s beloved dog, Tommy, is hit by a car, he goes to his grandpa´s farm for the summer to get his mind off things. One day, while exploring a nearby cave, he discovers a full-grown but friendly Tyrannosaurus Rex. As the news of the dinosaur spreads around town, Randy, the mean kid down the street, decides he´s going to make life miserable for Ely and his dinosaur-with devastating consequences.

índiceRobot Frenzy by Erik Craddock.

 When Stone Rabbit and his friends create robots to help out with chores, a glitch in the programming sends the ‘bots into a malfunctioning frenzy! Will our long-eared hero be able to shut down these mechanical maniacs before they destroy Happy Glades? Or will his systems crash? From Goodreads.

índiceDrawing in 3D by Mark Kistler.

From amazing androids to zesty zephyrs, 333 neat things to draw in 3-D. Also you can visit his youtube channel for free tutorials:

índiceDraw 3-D by Doug DuBosque.

With clear instructions, examples, and photos, you´ll see how easy it can be to draw in 3-D in this step-by-step guide to perspective drawing.

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Scaredy Squirrel at Night by Mélanie Watt.

Scaredy never sleeps. It´s way too scary. He could have bad dreams about ghosts and dragons. Until he discovers the benefits of sleeping well.

índiceScaredy Squirrel at the Beach by Mélanie Watt.

Scaredy never goes to the beach. It´s way too crowded. He could get surrounded by flocks of seagulls, tribes of jellyfish or herds of sea monsters!

Instead he builds his very own safe beach getaway. Sound perfect? Not exactly. Something´s missing. The solution: travel to the Real beach, retrieve the missing object and return home. But things get complicated when he´s suddenly outnumbered on the seashore! SOS!

índiceScaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Mélanie Watt.

 Have fun with the camping recommendations of Scaredy Squirrel.

índiceSprinkles and Secrets by Lisa Schroeder.

 Twelve-year-old Sophie has always dreamed of being an actress and in front of the cameras. When she is offered the chance to audition for a TV commercial spot, Sophie is over-the-moon thrilled!

But there is one teensy (okay, major) problem: Sophie finds out she would be advertising the delectable brownies from Beatrice´s Brownies-the number one competitor to It´s Raining Cupcakes, the cupcake shop owned by her BFF´s family.

Though Sophie tries to keep the details of her building career under wraps, her secret starts to crumble faster than a stale brownie. Can she hold on to her best friend and manage to follow her dreams?

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Day of the Doom by David Baldacci.

It started with a kidnapping. A shadowy organization known only as the Vespers snatched seven members of the Cahill family and demanded a series of bizarre ransoms from around the world. Dan and Amy Cahill began a global treasure hunt, determined to bring back whatever Vesper One needed, so long as it kept the hostages safe.

But when they deliver the last ransom, Amy and Dan discover Vesper One´s terrifying endgame. The objects he demanded are vital pieces in a Vesper plot that will harm million of innocent people. Now the two siblings and their friends are in an all-out sprint to stop Vesper One… before the whole world goes BOOM.

índiceThe Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger.

This semester, Dwight, Tommy, Sara, and the gang must face their deadliest enemy yet: the Fun Time Education System. Meant to raise standardized test scores, the mind-numbing videos of Professor Fun Time and his singing calculator are driving everybody crazy! And worse yet, to make time for Fun Time, all electives –drama, art, band-have been canceled!

Naturally, the kids turn to origami Yoda for help, but he tells that this enemy is too strong for him to fight alone. If they want to get their favorite classes back, they must form a Rebel Alliance. Soon dozens of kids, each wit this or her own origami puppet, join the Alliance. But will the force be with them-or will they be defeated by the Fun Time Menace?

Just check the video:

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Minecraft Designs How-to by Mephisto Waltz.

Build amazing structures using the very popular and most advanced of free mods for Minecraft –World Edit CUI and VoxelSniper GUI.

índiceMinecraft: A Begginer´s Guide, Second Edition by David Oconner.

This new updated beginner´s guide will show you how to survive the first day, and teach you the basics on how to craft tools and weapons, build shelters, explore, mine and much more. índice

101 Things you Gotta Do Before you´re 12! By Joanne O´Sullivan.

Your days of wondering what to do next are officially over. Inside this book are 101 ideas for some of the coolest things kids just gotta do! We´re not talking about household chores or homework-this is all about fun!

índice Thirty Chilling Tales Short and Shivery retold by Robert D. San Souci.

Welcome to a chilling world of hair-raising tales! The thirty stories in this book were gathered from around the world, selected for their ghastly details and terrifying twists.

índice Lincoln´s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin.

On October 20, 1875, Secret Services agents raid the Illinois workshop of master counterfeiter Benjamin Boyd and arrest him. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather and devise a plan to get Boyd back: steal Abraham Lincoln´s body from its tomb, stash it in a secret location, as a ransom, the release of Boyd-and $200,000 in cash.

The action in this true crime thriller alternates among the conspirators, the Secret Service agents on their trail, and the undercover double agent moving back and forth between the two groups. Along the way, get a glimpse into the inner working of counterfeiting, grave robbing, detective work, and the early days of the Secret Service. The plot moves toward a wild climax as robbers and lawn men converge at Lincoln´s tomb on election night, 1876.

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The World´s Most Amazing Pyramids by Ann Weil.

Prepare for an amazing journey with stunning images and detailed maps and artwork information about how the pyramids were built.

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101 Animal Records by Melvin and Gilda Berger.

Discover which animals hold the coolest records.

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Rainforest by Penelope Arlon and Tory Gordon-Harris.

Trek through the dense jungle and you´ll see so many animals, from howler monkeys to upside-down sloths. But be careful! Snakes, caimans, and armies of ants are ready to bite you!

Rainforest features up-close photos and up-to-the-minute facts about Earth´s most diverse environment. Find out how rainforest help all of us, and what you can do to protect them.

índiceSharks by David Burnie.

Do you dare come face-to-face with the world´s most feared fish? This books is packed with up-close images and up-to-the minute information about these great predators.

Meet every kind of shark and watch them swim, hunt and travel across the oceans. Discover how sharks are threatened, and what you can do to protect these awesome animals.

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Ripley´s Believe It or Not Disbelief and Shock!: Eating Habits

Get a taste of the world´s most bizarre eating habits when you open up this book, Read about bottles of snake wine, the BBQ the size of a football field, and the snake that ate a fully-grown wallaby!

índiceUnspoken by Henry Cole.

In this haunting, wordless story, a young girl discovers a runaway slave hiding in her family´s barn. The stranger´s fearful eyes weigh upon her conscience, and she must make a difficult choice. Will she have the courage to do what she knows is right?

Listen to the author telling the story: 

índiceSecrets from the Sleeping Bag by Rose Cooper.

Sofia is spending the summer at Camp Krakatow! Crafts, bug juice, water sports, boys (!)… Sofia doesn´t want to forget one single second of sleep away camp!

índiceKiki: My Stylish Life by Kyla May.

Meet Kiki. She loves creating outfits, hanging out with her best friends, and collecting important facts.

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October 29, 2013 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

Just for middle school.

índiceThe Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore.

I thought things would change when I found the others. We would stop running. We would flight the Mogadorians. And we would win.

But I was wrong. Even thought we have come together, we barely escaped from the Mogadorians with our lives. And now we´re in hiding trying to figure out our next move.

The six of us are powerful-but we´re not yet strong enough to take their entire army. We haven´t discovered the full extent of our Legacies. We haven´t learned to work together. And there´s still so much that we don’t know about the Elders of their plan for us. Time us running out, and there´s only one thing we know for certain: We need to find Number Five before they do.

índiceGirl Meets Ghost by Lauren Barnholdt.

You know how sometimes you´re doing something totally important, and you get interrupted by something horribly annoying, like and unwanted text or a teacher calling on you? Yeah, welcome to my world. Only, a lot of the time it´s not my phone or a teacher interrupting me. A lot of the time it´s a ghost. I see them. I listen to them. And then I do whatever they tell me so that they can get closure and move on to wherever it is ghosts go.

 

 

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

When Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she met the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons-and keeping the odd werewolves and vampires in line. It´s also her first meeting with gorgeous, golden-haired Jace. Within twenty-four hours Clary s pulled into Jace´s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in an ordinary mundane like Clary? And how did she suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

Watch the book trailer of the movie:

índiceCity of Ashes by Cassandra Clare.

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what´s normal when you´re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, our mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? Clary would love to spend more time with her best friend, Simon. But the Shadowhunters won´t ler her go-especially her handsome, infuriating newfound brother, Jace. And Clry´s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil-and also her father.

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City of Glass by Cassandra Clare.

To save her mother´s life, Clary travels to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters-never mind that by doing so she is breaking the Law, which could mean death. Even worse, Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by Shadowhunters ho are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight. Luckily, Clary finds an ally in the mysterious Sebastian, who holds a strange attraction for her. As Valentine musters a demon army, can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their ancient hatred and work together? And can Clary harness her newfound powers to help save them all-whatever the cost?

Watch an interview with Cassandra Clare:  [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MtHRw52tF4]

índiceMe and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews.

Me

My name is Greg Gaines. I am seventeen. My physical appearance is unsatisfactory. And there is probably a fungus eating my brain. I´m not even sure I´m a human.

Earl

Earl Jackson is the only person who is even sort of my friend. We make mediocre films together. Werner Herzog is our biggest influence.

Dying Girl

During my senior year, my mom forced me to become friends with a girl who had cancer. This brought about the destruction of my entire life.

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90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper.

Don Piper died instantly when his car was crushed by a semi. While his body lay lifeless inside the ruins of his car, Piper went to heaven. Ninety minutes after the wreck, he miraculously returned to life on earth with only the memory of heavenly bliss. His faith in God was severely tested and he faced an uncertain and grueling recovery. Now he shares his life-changing story with you.

índice Enchanted by Alethea Kontis.

It isn´t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday´s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.

When Sunday meets and enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship depends into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland- and a man Sunday´s family despises.

The prince returns to his castle, intent to making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past-and hers?índice

 Ruthless by Sara Shepard.

Aria´s love life is on the Fitz-ahem frits. Emily´s exploring her wild side. Hanna´s kissing the enemy. And someone from Spencer´s past is back to haunt her. But none of that compares on what these pretty little liars did on their last spring break. It´s their darkest secret yet. And guess who else knows? I haven´t forgotten, and I certainly haven´t forgiven. These pretty little liars better watch their backs because they´re about to get exactly what they deserve…

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Crushed by Sara Shepard.

 It’s springtime in suburban Rosewood, which means iced soy lattes, fresh manicures in shimmering pastels—and prom. But while everyone else is flipping through the racks at Saks in search of the perfect dress, Hanna, Spencer, Emily, and Aria are on a different kind of hunt: They’re looking for A. . . .

Hanna puts her campaign for prom queen on the back burner to volunteer at the burn clinic, where one of A’s victims is recovering. Emily digs into Ali’s past at the mental hospital with some very crazy consequences. Spencer contacts a private eye to help her stalk her stalker. But when their sessions get a little too private, they may forget to keep their eyes on A. . . . And Aria’s worried that A is even closer than she thought. When her dark secret from Iceland finally comes to light, she discovers that maybe, just maybe, the one person she’s been trying to hide the truth from has known all along.

The liars are finally taking the fight to A. But no matter what they do, A’s always one step ahead, ready to crush the girls completely. From Goodreads.

índiceBurned by Sara Shepard.

It´s spring break, and the pretty little liars are trading in Rosewood for a cruise vacation. They want nothing more than to sail into the tropical sunset and leave their troubles behind for one blissful week. But where Emily, Aria, Spencer, and Hanna go, A goes, too. From scuba diving to tanning on the upper deck. A is there soaking up all their new secrets.

Emily is smooching a stowaway. Spencer´s going overboard trying to land a new boy. And a blast-or rather, a crash- from Hanna´s past could mean rough waters ahead for everyone.

The liars better tighten their life jackets. A perfect storm is brewing, and if they aren´t careful. A will bury them at sea…

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Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick.

Arn is separated from his family and assigned to a labor camp: working in the rice paddies under a blazing sun, he sees the other children, weak from hunger, malaria or sheer exhaustion, dying before his eyes. He sees prisoners marched to a nearby mango grove, never to return.

One day, the soldiers ask if any of the kids can play an instrument. Arn´s never played a note in his life, but he volunteers. In order to survive, he must to quickly master the strange revolutionary songs the soldiers demand- and steal food to keep other kids alive.

This decision will save his life, but it will pull him into the very center of what we know today as the Killing Fields. And just as the country is about to be liberated from the Khmer Rouge, Arn is handed a gun and forced to become a soldier.

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Trinity by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm.

The dramatic history of the race to build and the decision to drop the first atomic bomb.

October 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

Girls will love them!!

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

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Scaredy Squirrel prepares for Christmas by Melanie Watt.

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

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

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Learn to speak fashion by Laura deCarufel.

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

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Forever Four by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel.

They wanted to give every girl a voice.

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

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

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Just Add Magic by Cindy Callagan.

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

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One Direction: dare to dream life as One Direction.

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

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One Direction: Straight to the Top by Riley Brooks.

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

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

Dear Dumb Diary,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass.

Ally, Bree, and Jack are totally different and complete strangers brought together to view a beautiful and rare solar eclipse. Through this one extraordinary event, three lives are about to be changed forever in this enchanting story about unlikely friendships and finding one´s place in the universe.

Watch the book trailer:

Or listen to the first chapter at Wendy Mass website.

June 1, 2012 at 11:12 am Leave a comment

Just for girls!!

Spring is here and nice stories to read will make it quite better! Check some options of Encino Library:

Trauma queen by Barbara Dee.

All thirteen-year-old Marigold really wants are two things: a best friend and a mother who doesn´t wrap herself in plastic. Thanks to her mom´s wacky, dramatic (and totally embarrassing) act as a “performance artist,” Marigold has lost count of how many mortifying moments she´s experienced. But she knows exactly how many friends it has cost her. And the BFF who mattered is now miles away.

Check the author talking about Trauma Queen in this website, or visit her webpage to read the first chapter.

The secret identity of Devon Delaney by Lauren Barnholdt.

Mom says karma always comes around to get you, and I guess it´s true. Because last summer I was a total liar, and now, right in the middle of Mr. Pitchard´s third-period math class, my whole world is about to come crashing down.

That´s because while Devon was living with er grandmother for the summer, she accidentally told her “summer friend,” Lexi, that she was really popular back home and dating Jared Bentley, only the most popular guy at school. Harmless lies, right? Wrong. Not when Lexi is standing at the front of Devon´s class, having just moved to Devon´s town. Uh-oh.

The secret language of girls by Frances O´Roark Dowell.

In the old days, when Kate had no interest in romance, she never cared what other people thought. Now, it appeared, love was turning her into a rotten human being.

Eleven-year-old Kate Faber wishes she could talk to her best friend, Marylin, about this. But Marylin is no longer her best friend. Or is she? Kate and Marylin were always the kind of best friends who lived on the same block for their entire lives, and who agreed on what kinds of boys were worth kissing and who should be invited to their sleepover. The kind of best friends who didn’t need words to talk, but who always just knew.

But lately Marylin has started to think that Kate can be a bit babyish. And Kate thinks Marylin is acting like a big snob. Somehow nothing is the same, but secretly Kate and Marylin both wish it could be… From Frances ORoark Dowell.

Dear Dumb Dairy 12: Me! Just like you, only better by Jim Benton.

Dear Dumb Diary,
A long time ago, I wrote a letter to the president about the space program and how it would be a good idea for ME to select the people who should be shot into space.
I made a lot of very good points about who should be selected, such as weight, ease of stuffing into a bag and tossing into a rocket, unnatural blondness of hair, and how much happier our Earth would be as a result.
I was much younger when I wrote it, and I understand that my ideas would not have been seriously considered.
But that was six months ago, and now I think I am qualified to choose.
Want to read more? Come for it to Encino Library!

The statistical probability of love at first sight by Jennifer E. Smith.

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan´s life. Having missed her flight, she´s stuck at JFK airport and late for her father´s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley´s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport´s cramped waiting area. His name is Olives, he´s British, and he´s is sitting in her row.

A long night on the plane passes in the blink of n eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?

Book trailer is right here:

Betty and Veronica: living the dream by Christa Roberts.

This is not the summer dreams are made of. The girl´s relaxing vacation comes to an end when Betty takes a summer job at Pop´s Chocklit Shoppe. Not to be outdone, Veronica charms her way into a position at a fancy boutique at Riverdale Mall. Will their work-filled vacation be everything Betty and Veronica dreamed it would be, or is their summer quickly fizzling away?

April 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm 1 comment

Real Girls´Guide to Everything by Erin Brereton.

The ultimate guide!

There´s so much more to being a girl than cute clothes, perfect shades for lip gloss, and teen pop stars-okay, those things are important too-but today´s real girls also face the challenges of developing self-confidence, choosing great friends, and developing a healthy lifestyles. This book is a handbook that uses humor and a fresh approach to emphasize positivity and achievement,.

March 30, 2012 at 1:58 pm Leave a comment

Two new Candy Apple Books at Encino Library!

Accidentally friends by Lisa Papademetriou.

It´s the last week of seventh grade, and Amy´s world is turning upside-down. After her latest falling-out with the Queen of Mean, Fiona. Amy is glad that Jenelle and Mitchie are still on her side. But lately Jenelle has seemed upset, and Mitchie´s been acting strange, too. Now it´s up to Amy to get everyone-including Fiona-to get along, and to prove that with friendship, there are no accidents!

Miss Popularity goes camping by Francesco Sedita.

Cassie Cyan Knight – former Texas girl, forever fashion plate – has finally started to adjust to life in Maine. Then Cassie learn that the sixth grade is going on a field trip to a nature preserve! Cassie will have to go hiking, camping, and gulp! – white-water rafting. And how can she survive without cell reception and hair products?

But with a little luck, a lot of pluck, and her supportive best friend, Cassie may just conquer the wilderness…and teach her classmates a thing or two abut camping in style!

 

March 28, 2012 at 9:06 am Leave a comment

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