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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.

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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.

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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

We are glad of receiving donations!

Last year, we received from CI teachers and students more than 50 books on donation. Now they are ready, waiting to be read.

Thank you!!

Kathia

GRammarbooks

Jan

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Janice

Music

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February 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm 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

Writing Sense: Integrated Reading and Writing Lessons for English Language Learners K-8 by Juli Kendall & Outey Khoun.

“Writing is all about making meaning”. Juli Kendall and Outey Khoun, know about this, they found  that by integrating writing and reading instruction their students become strong writers. Now, they are sharing it with you in this easy-to-use resource with practical strategies that will help your students to enrich writing proficiency.

Blogs & resources for Middle School can be found, here.

December 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm Leave a comment

Write Like This by Kelly Gallagher.

In Write Like This, Kelly emphasizes real-world writing purposes, the kind of writing he wants his students to be doing twenty years from now. Each chapter focuses on a specific discourse: express and reflect, inform and explain, evaluate and judge, inquire and explore, analyze and interpret, and take a stand/propose a solution. In teaching these lessons, Kelly provides mentor texts (professional samples as well as models he has written in front of his students), student writing samples, and numerous assignments and strategies proven to elevate student writing. From Stenhouse.

Watch Kelly Gallagher talking about his book:

Visit his website, listen to a book podcast or read a preview of this book.

December 13, 2011 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

Engaging Grammar: Practical Advice for Real Classrooms by Amy Benjamin with Tom Oliva.

Does grammar instruction have to elicit moans and groans from students and teachers alike? Only when it’s taught the old-fashioned way: as a series of rules to follow and errors to “fix” that have little or no connection to practical application or real-world writing.

Teacher, researcher, and consultant Amy Benjamin challenges the idea of “skill and drill” grammar in this lively, engaging, and immensely practical guide. Her enlightened view of grammar is grounded in linguistics and teaches us how to make informed decisions about teaching grammar—how to move beyond fixing surface errors to teaching how grammar can be used as the building blocks of sentences to create meaning.

In addition to Benjamin’s sage advice, you’ll find the voice of Tom Oliva—an experienced teacher inexperienced in teaching grammar—who writes a teacher’s journal chronicling how the concepts in this book can work in a real classroom. The perspectives of Benjamin and Oliva combine to provide a full picture of what grammar instruction can be: an exciting and accessible way to take advantage of students’ natural exuberance about language.

Although she does not advocate for teaching to the test, Benjamin acknowledges the pressures students face when taking high-stakes tests such as the SAT and ACT. Included is a chapter on how to improve students’ editing skills to help prepare them for the short-answer portion of these tests.

By using sentence patterns, mapping, visuals, and manipulatives, Benjamin and Oliva present an approach to grammar instruction that is suitable for a variety of student populations. From NCTE.

Amy Benjamin presents a different approach to invite students to use and enjoy English language.

Amy Benjamin introduces another grammar book in this video:

December 13, 2011 at 11:26 am Leave a comment

A Sentence a Day by Samantha Prust.

As a subtitle, it says: short, playful proofreading exercises to help students avoid tripping up when they write, and definitively it is!! A Sentence a Day presents one-sentences examples of writing in the incorrect and correct ways, plus explanation notes.

Printable proofreading activities.

December 13, 2011 at 11:19 am 2 comments

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