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Curiosities and fun!

125 true stories of amazing animals

Meet a tiger that befriends a pig, a walrus that does sit-ups, a tree climbing dog, a kayaking otter, and many more amazing animal anecdotes; these truth-is-stranger-than-fiction stories are paired with incredible photos and loads of animal facts. Discover tons of furry fun on every page!


Ripley´s Believe it or not! Special Edition 2013

Nothing is stranger than the truth! Can you believe?

…hair that measures more than 20 feet long?

…an ocean that turned into a giant bubble bath?

Look inside and be amazed!!


Guinness World Records 2013

Discover the answers to the world´s most intriguing questions…

Who´s smaller-the new shortest man or the heaviest newborn baby?

What weighs more the largest donkey or the heaviest dog?

Plus, new for 2013:

Download the free augmented reality app to see records come to life in amazing 3D!

Watch some of therecords you´ll find inside the book:

January 14, 2013 at 8:21 am Leave a comment

A fun story and six fact books just for you!

Puppet Pals are out to get Seke! Puppet Pals are taking over the third grade. Zeke doesn´t understand what the excitement is all about. The silly finger puppets are just plain boring. Will Seke ever learn to love these putrid pals?

Examine drawings that fool the eye into believing a flat surface is three dimensional, that coils are rolling from left to right across the page, and white spaces are flashing at you-plus more. Find out about closure, lines of perspective, the “Rubin Vase”, and how such concepts and techniques can help you untangle these fascinating tricks of eye and mind.

Can you face the most disgusting things you will ever encounter? From nauseating foods to revolting habits, from jungle crawlers to stomach worms, here your ultimate guide. Each vile entry includes a yuck rating and all the disgusting details you need to prepare yourself for the real-life scenario.

From the highest mountains to the deepest canyons, from the most powerful engines to the fastest trains, this is your ultimate guide to everything – tallest buildings to coolest creatures, hottest deserts to creepiest mummies, and much more!

Each amazing entry includes an ‘awesome’ rating and all the incredible details you need to picture being there yourself. A spotters’ guide to volcanoes: how they form, what happens when they erupt, how best to survive if you’re caught in an eruption.

Need help studying? Love trivia? Just want to impress your friends? Get on top of your fact game with this book. If you have questions, it has a lot of answers and it is packed with hundreds of facts, figures, and stats.

Giggle, chuckle, laugh, and guffaw as you flip through these hilarious pages!

Watch the book trailer:

Find some jokes at National Geographic site.

Are you “normal”? gives you answers to questions you´ve (probably) never thought to ask. How does it works? It´s simple, Inside you´ll find page after page of colorful, hilarious, and thought-provoking questions.

October 31, 2012 at 10:08 am Leave a comment

National Parks Guide U.S.A. by Sarah Wassner Flynn.

You´ll discover the wonder and amazement of U. S. A. majestic  national parks in this fun, informative, and adventure-filled new book! This guide has all you need to make our visit to these treasured parks an experience you will never forget!

Games, photos and more at: National Geographic for Kids website!

September 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Newest Weird but True books.

Ultimate Weird but True

Did you know that great white shark can weight as much as 15 gorillas, that you drink the same water as the dinosaurs did or that there´s a car that drives underwater?

Find it out inside this book. Fascinating facts and snack-size stories that are fun to read and make you even smarter!

Weird but True! 3

300 outrageous facts!

Brain-tickling trivia about animals, outer space, crazy inventions, the human body, weather, food, geography, and more!

Now, you have them all available at Encino Library:

March 7, 2012 at 1:41 pm Leave a comment

National Geographic Almanac 2012.

The National Geographic Kids 2012 Almanac is packed with fun-to-browse features, useful reference material, homework help developed by educators, and the kind of quirky facts that kids adore. Amazing animals, cool inventions, funny roadside attractions, outer space, green living, natural disasters, maps, puzzles—it’s all here in one irresistible volume.While competing almanacs offer about 10 percent new content each year, this book delivers at least 40 percent new content, including new articles, games, photos, and facts. A newly updated Your World section opens the almanac with timely information and unique National Geographic content. A 100% new game section features photo-puzzles, illustrated pen-and-pencil games, and other brainteasers. Every chapter is updated with exciting new content: photos of animals, adventure, and nature; maps of the continents, new this year; hundreds of facts and figures; and fascinating stories about incredible creatures, space, vacations, and more. From B&N.

See what this book is about:

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Quiz your noodle!


November 8, 2011 at 12:47 pm 2 comments

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