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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

New comics at Encino Library!

sonicSonic Select !



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




Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon.


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



Spy VS Spy by Antonio Prohias.


A collection of crazy slashes between those two bumbling Spies!


Garfield hogs the spotlight by Jim Davis.

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


Rise of the Serpentine by Greg Farshtey and Paul Lee.

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


Thomb of  the Fanpyre by Greg Farshtey and Jolyon Yate.

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


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

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


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

Garfield by the pound by Jim Davis.

Garfield, the furry food processor, is back for another helping of tastefully outrageous fun! And America’s most-famished feline is breaking all records for mealtime mayhem! Whether he’s snatching a snooze, drop-kicking the dog, or discovering the joys of a simple tummy scratch, Garfield always knows where his next nibble is coming from. If you’re hungry for laughter, you’ll eat him up. Pound for pound, there’s no funnier cat around! From Amazon.

November 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

Garfield brings home the bacon by Jim Davis.

Oink! Oink!

Grab a fork and nab some pork! Garfield loves “the other white meat” in all this palate-pleasing permutations: breaded, barbecued, shredded, fried- even frozen (porksicles, anyone?).

If you´re hungry for humor, satisfy your craving with this latest – and greatest – 53rd book collection of comics.

June 1, 2012 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

7 new comic books to enjoy!

Ghostopolis by Doug Tennapel.

Garth Hale is as good as dead… The only problem is he´s still alive.

When Garth Hale is accidentally zapped into the ghost world by Frank Gallows, a washed-up ghost wrangler, he discovers that he has special power. Soon he finds himself on the run from the evil ruler of Ghostopolis, who wants to use Garth´s newfound abilities to tighten his grip on the spirit world. After Garth meets Cecil, his grandfather´s ghost, the two search for a way to get Garth back home, nearly losing hope until Frank Gallows shows up to fix his mistake.

Fashion Kitty and the B. O. Y. S.  by Charise Mericle Harper.

Who will save Fashion Kitty?

It´s hard to believe, but Fashion Kitty is in danger.

Who´s the villain? Is it a jealous kitty? Is it a boy kitty? Is it an inventor kitty?

Is it a kitty full of trouble?

Yes! Yes! Yes! And yes!

Sometimes, even a superhero needs a helping paw. Luckily for Fashion Kitty, she´s not the only hero in town.

Learn how to make a stuffy cupcake by Charise Harper:

Get some fancy book learning´ by Matt Groening.

Month Olympus will never be the same when Homer presents The Iliad and Ned Flanders takes a turn as Aesop. Then, in a tale of biblical proportions, Bart meets the most famous underachiever of all time, the Prodigal Son, and Abraham Simpson finds it is not so easy to keep a covenant with God when you have a son like Homer.  Next, Marge is Persian princess Scheherazade, who must impress the impulsive King Moe-mar Shahryar every night with a story in order to save her own neck. Then, Bart does the Bard, man, when the students of Springfield Elementary perform, measure by measure, virtually every one of William Shakespeare´s plays in one midsummer night. Finally, Lisa attempts to win over Rod and Todd Flanders with the lovely and endearing Danish fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen.

Lard of the Jungle by Jim Davis.

Wild Fun!

It´s a safari of fun when Garfield, the fat cat with the elephantine appetite, gets wild and crazy in this all-new collection of comics. Let the adventures begin!

 Shovels it in by Jim Davis.

Fill´er up!

Garfield believes in living life to the fullest. No easy task for a cat with a bottomless stomach. In this latest collection of comics, the fat cat with the legendary appetite treats himself to seconds, thirds, fourths, and fifths and proves that anything worth eating is worth overeating.

Robot Dreams by Sara Varon.

Richly endearing and full of surprises, Robot Dreams follows an ill-fated friendship between a dog and a robot. After a Labor Day jaunt to he beach leaves Robot rusty and immobilized in the sand, Dog, unsure what to do, abandon him. As the season pass Dog tries to replace his friend, making and losing a series of new ones, from a melting snowman to epicurean anteaters. Meanwhile, Robot passes his time daydreaming, escaping to better places… Through interwoven journeys, the two characters long to recover from their day at the beach.

The Adventures of Daniel Boom aka Loud Boy: Grow Up by D. J. Steinberg.

What in the world has happened to our young heroes?! Suddenly they are all acting like old people! Why is Loud Boy walking with a cane? Is that Chaterbox with the granny bag and beehive hairdo?

Wait a minute, when did Destructo-Kid  go crazy for bingo? Is Fidget the new shuffleboard king of the Senior Center! And hold the phone – is that Tantrum Girl over there sitting in a big rocking chair and knitting?

There´s only one way to find out. Too scared? Oh… Grow Up!



May 21, 2012 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

Garfield Beefs Up by Jim Davis.

Garfield spreads even more mirth-and girth-to cartoon lovers everywhere. Whether he´s dissing Jon´s latest date, kicking Odie off the kitchen table, this well-rounded cat has an insatiable appetite for fun!

March 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm 2 comments

Garfield´s Guide to Everything by Jim Davis.

In this book, the philosophizing fat cat weighs in on a whole kit and caboodle of subjects from ecology to astrology, Shakespeare to stupidity.

Games and e-cards available at:

March 21, 2012 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

Garfield Fat Cat Pack Vol. 14 by Jim Davis.

Three books in  one means three times the fun! Fat-cat fans rejoice! The portly puss with a penchant for pasta is back-and better than ever. Read: Survival of the fattest, Older & Wider, and Pigs Out.

Send an e-card, play a game, and download fun stuff from

March 8, 2012 at 8:19 am Leave a comment

Catzilla & The Curse of the Cat People.

Everyone´s favorite trick-or-treating cat is back! 3 stories from Garfield Show:

Orange and Black

Garfield is appalled that perfectly good candy is being given away to costumed children on Halloween, and decides to get a piece of that action, seeing Catzilla, the new star at the local zoo on the news, Garfield decides to disguise himself as Catzilla. It works like a charm-until the real Catzilla breaks out of the zoo!

Perfect Pizza

Garfield loves Vito´s pizza-they make the best pizza in the world-but Mama Meany´s Pizza Palace opens next door to Vito´s pizza and is determined to drive Vito´s pizza out of business. Only Jon and Garfield can save Vito´s from extinction!

Underwater World

Will Garfield actually dive into a lake-filled with water to save his friend Odie? Will this be Garfield´s one good deed of the year or will he simply adjust to an Odie-free existence?

Watch one of this adventures, and read the rest at Encino Library:

The curse of the cat people

Garfield and Odie get sucked into another dimension through a magi mirror, that brings Garfield face-to-face with Neferkity, high priestess of Kat-Ra! The inhabitants of this dimension want to worship Garfield -as their new pharoah! There just one catch!

The pet show

The grand prize at the pet show is master Italian chef Vito´s giant lasagna -which Garfield must have, even if it means getting rid of all the competition and entering Odie to win! But can even the adorable Odie out-cute Nermal?

Bone diggers

Odie digs up a bone in the backyard that turns out to be a valuable dinosaur bone, Garfield tries to sell it to the museum for big bucks, but doesn´t realize that the consequences may destroy his home.


November 30, 2011 at 1:03 pm Leave a comment

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