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shaSharks an other monster of the deep.

Boost your brain with fearsome facts then stretch your smarts with the ultimate challenge book!

danDangerous animals.

Which dangerous animal…

  • Swallows its victims whole?
  • Weighs as much as three pickup trucks?
  • Lived with the dinosaurs?

craCrazy Christmas Jokes by Alison Grambs.

 What´s so funny?

These nutty jokes! Who´s funny? Your friends will say you are when they hear them!

12The Mighty 12: Superheores of Greek Myth by Charles R. Smith Jr.

Learn the story of these superheroes.

howHow to Talk to Santa by Alec Greven.

How do you control your greed, still get what you want and spread the cheer? Get ready. Santa´s almost here!

babyBaby Mammoth Mummy Frozen in Time by Christopher Sloan.

In 2009 this remarkably well-preserved baby mammoth, which had been frozen in permafrost for 42,000 years, came into the hands of eager scientist. In this book the story.

mumWhy were mummies wrapped?

Discover the answers to lots of brilliant questions about ancient Egypt.

encEncyclopedia of Sharks.

Sharks are much more than just mindless killers, they are remarkable creatures that are incredibly powerful, thoughtful hunters. In this book you can discover the amazing world of the most feared predators in the ocean.

amazAmazing Machines by Ian Graham.

From giant excavators to supersonic speedsters, this books is filled with the wonders of machines past, presents, and future.

Get up close to your favorite machines with interactive pop-ups, tabs, flaps, and foldouts and learn all about how they work, the amazing things they can do, and who invented them.

seaSearching for Life in Space.

Is there a possibility of life out of our planet? You will find answer inside this book.

monWhen a Monster is Born by Sean Taylor & Nick Sharratt.

In the fine tradition of Laura Numeroff’s If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985) and Remy Charlip’s Fortunately (1980) comes this British import sure to have little monsters everywhere asking to hear it again. “When a monster is born . . . there are two possibilities—either it’s a faraway-in-the-forests monster, or . . . it’s an under-your-bed monster.” If it’s the type that lives in the forest, that’s the end of the story . . . but if it lives under a bed, there are two further possibilities. Each double-page spread presents the next two possibilities in this ever sillier and eventually circular tale. Some might have difficulties with the concept of “possibilities,” but that won’t hamper their enjoyment. Even when noshing on the principal, Sharratt’s squiggly, bright-green monster is more cute than chilling. Sharratt’s heavy-lined cartoon illustrations are a perfect match for Taylor’s debut. Multiple typefaces will aid even the clumsiest readers in making this a storytime staple. From Kirkus.

dolWhales and Dolphins by Robin Kerrod.

 Whales and dolphins are the closest living relatives to humans in the underwater world, and in this book you will learn about their behavior patterns, basic instincts and survival skills. Discover what whales and dolphins eat, why some species feed together in groups, and why many of the largest whales filter and skim water for their food.

xtrNational Geographic Xtreme Illusions.

Dive into another dimension and experience the eye-boggling and brain twisting extremes of these awesome optical illusions. A mind-bending collection of visual puzzles with which to amaze your friends, MISTIFY your family, and blow your own mind!

twiTwist It Up: More than 60 Delicious Recipes from an Inspiring Young Chef by Jack Whiterspoon.

Easy recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner with easy to get ingredients.

alienAliens and Energy by Agnieszka Biskup.

What happens when you mix zombies, werewolves, and aliens with the science of motion, matter, and energy? You get some of the wackiest science book you´ve ever read!

acitA City Through Time: from Ancient Colony to Vast Metropolis by Steve Noon.

Come on a spectacular journey through time to discover the exciting history of a city. Amazing panoramic pictures shows how a city is transformed over 2,500 years.  Incredibly detailed cutaway scenes reveal the hustle and bustle of city life, from a day at the Roman baths to rush hour in the modern metropolis,

ihaI Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr.

A short illustrated version of Luther King famous speech. Watch the original speech, here:

bfgThe BFG a Set of Plays adapted by David Wood.

You´ll have a phizziwizardly good time joining the Big Friendly Giant and Sophie on their exciting adventures. These dramatizations based on Roald Dahl´s beloved book can be performed in school and at summer camp, acted out at home, or simply read together by a group of friends.


Squish 3 and 4 by Jennifer and Matthew Holm.

The power of the parasite and Captain Disaster are the new titles of this funny series. Don’t miss them!


amuAmulet 5: Prince of the Elves by Kazu Kibuishi.

The enemy grows stronger… Emily survived the chaos of the Guardian Academy, but Max Griffin has stolen the Mother Stone. With it, the Elf King forges new amulets that will give him the power to invade and destroy the nation of Windsor. Emily and her friends lead the soldiers of the Cielis Guard in a fight to stop him, but Max stands in their way. And when she seeks information from the Voice of her Amulet, she discovers that the Voice is much more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

See the art behind this comic:

lunLunch Lady and the Picture Day Peril by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

When eccentric photographer Stefani DePino comes to Thompson Brook to take school pictures in the midst of acne epidemic, Lunch Lady, Betty, and the Breakfast Bunch learn that Stefani is using them to break into the world of high fashion.

luncLunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

From having skipped the school field trip, Dee, Hector, and Terrence must join the mathletes team, but as they are poised to beat the undefeated champions, secret crime fighter Lunch Lady discovers something strange about the opposing team.

justJust Joking 2 by National Geographic Kids.

300 more giggles and belly laughs, plus funny animals photos inside!

 talesTales of Weird: Unbelievable True Stories.

The truth behind strange phenomena, plus astounding photographs, fascinating facts, and more!

azZombie Tag by Hannah Moskowitz.

Zombie Tag is a game that Wil and his friends made up. It involves running around in the dark with spatulas, pretending to be zombies. But when Wil´s brother dies, suddenly Zombie Tag becomes the thing that convinces Wil that he actually has the power to bring hos brother back. The only problem is, what if Wil´s brother come back and is a total zombie?.


The Recordsetter Book of World Records by Corey Henderson and Dan Rollman.

Celebrate over 300 of the longest, loudest, slowest, weirdest, coolest, and most difficult-to-break records ever recorded. Look them in action:

stoneNight of the Living Dust Bunnies by Erik Craddock.

While Stone Rabbit, Andy Wolf, and Henri Tortoise are trick-or-treating, zombie dust bunnies are taking over their town.

imagesPrince of Persia by Jordan Mechner.

An epic adventure steeped in ancient Persian lore… A tale from a distant land… A time outside of time…

June 20, 2013 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Fun books in Spanish!

1,000 datos insólitos que un chico debería conocer para saber que en el mundo están todos locos por Aníbal Litvin.

Funny facts like:

  • A 33% of American talk to them by phone.
  • December 5th is Extraterrestrial Beings Day.

These two books will make you have a nice time with your friends.

December 4, 2012 at 9:21 am Leave a comment

Funny stuff in Spanish.

1,000 datos insólitos que un chico debería conocer para saber que en el mundo están todos locos por Aníbal Litvin.

Funny facts like:

  • A 33% of American talk to them by phone.
  • December 5th is Extraterrestrial Beings Day.

These two books will make you have a nice time with your friends.

October 30, 2012 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

A Little Giant Book of Jokes by Joseph Rosenbloom.

The biggest little collection of jokes has so many irresistible chuckles that you won´t be able to laugh at just one…

Plus tongue twisters, shaggy dogs, first dates and more!

May 30, 2012 at 8:13 am Leave a comment

Agent P´s Top Secret Joke Book by Jim Bernstein and Scott Peterson.

Agent P is facing one of this thoughest missions yet – and he needs your help. The evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz is about to launc his latest evil creation, the De-Laugh-inator. It will permanently remove all laughter from the Tri-State Area! The only way he can be stopped is if you make all your friends laugh by telling them the hilarious jokes in this book. Well, what are you waiting for? Agent P is counting on you!

March 21, 2012 at 10:02 am Leave a comment

Ms. Becky P. made a donation of 12 books to Encino Library!

Thank you Ms. Becky!

Here they are:

The Black Death by George Capaccio

This book tells the story of the bubonic plague, and its social and historical consequences. It has a teacher´s guide, called: Teaching Strategies for Reading & Writing in the Content Areas for use with this title. (Sorry, there is no picture available).

Long Rifle: A Sniper´s Story in Iraq and Afghanistan by Joe LeBleu.

On September 11, 2001, standing in lower Manhattan, former U.S. Army Ranger Joe LeBleu knew what he had to to-return to active duty. By the time he received another honorable discharge in 2005-as a sergeant, paratrooper, and sniper team leader-he had become known as “Long Rifle” for shooting an Iraqi insurgent at 1,100 meters in Fallujah.  This book is the memoir of a U. S. Army sniper from the 9/11 generation and a stirring testament to the core values of American soldiers: integrity, honor, and courage.

The essential 55 by Ron Clark.

Make eye contact

Do not save seats

Be the best person you can be and many more inside the book!

Hear a sample of the audiobook, here or see Ron Clark videos in his website.

Little Ways to Say You Care: Showing the People You Love how Special They Are by Marbelle Young Stewart.

Little acts of love and kindness you can share with your beloved ones. The key concept is “show”. Sometimes is hard to find the right words to express your feelings. Sometimes you can find the right words, but it´s hard to say them. That´s when actions can speak louder than words.

The Underground Railroad by Barbara Brooks Simon.

Describes the Underground Railroad through stories written by fictional former slaves. Uses authentic photographs and illustrations to portray the living conditions of slaves on plantations, and describes the escape route from the American South to freedom in Canada. From Google Books.

How Writers Work by Ralph Fletcher.

There is no secret about writing, it is a process. If you like to write, there are definitive steps you can take to help you reach your goals. This book will show how writers work, how you can become a writer, and how you can find a process that works for you. Find more tips, here or in this video:

Shadow Art: How to Have Fun in the Dark by Sophie Collins.

Learn the art of shadow -casting. Made using only your hands and a flashlight or lamp, shadow animals have a charm that has lasted through the ages. So, if modern party games seem soulless, step out of the shadows with this book. Just a little practice will have you demonstrating the roar of a lion and the snap of a crocodile.

Japanese-English English-Japanese Dictionary by Seigo Nakao.

Designed for non-native speakers of Japanese, this book is perfect for travelers, business people, and students.

Magia Magnética by Paul Doherty & John Cassidy.

Scientific-magic activities exploring magnets science. Lots of tricks to impress your family and friends.

Chistes para chavitos

A collection of jokes in Spanish to share and spend a nice laughing time.

Crea tu propia revista by Barbara Taylor.

Ideas and facts about how to make you own magazine. Design, letters, interviews, styles and more!

February 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

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