Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Lions of Little Rock

In 1958 Little Rock, Marlee Nesbitt is painfully shy and not very unhappy. Then she meets Liz, the new girl at school, and finally Marlee has a true friend. And that friendship is put to the test when Liz leaves … Continue reading

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The Book of the Gods

A wonderful, tongue-in-cheek encyclopedia of gods from all over the world by the creators of godchecker.com. The book is set up by region and provides a short biography of all of the most important gods of the area with loads … Continue reading

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The Vampire Stalker

Three high school friends wait in line for the next book in their favorite vampire hunter series to come. Luisa and Kat are in love with James, the charming, kind vampire hunter who has fallen in love with a vampire. … Continue reading

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The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars

This reference opens with a quotation by Jimi Hendrix, “Once you’re dead you’re made for life – you have to die before they think you’re worth anything,” followed by an introduction that details the death of Blues pioneer Robert Johnson … Continue reading

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Sleepless

Students from Saint Opportuna High School go down to New Orleans to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. But when they return, many of the students start having nightmare. Soon they begin sleepwalking and then students begin to turn up dead. … Continue reading

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Love Bites: The Unofficial Saga of Twilight

What is there to say? It is Twilight. The wish fulfillment of many teens. The book begins with background on the author and the next chapter focuses on how the idea for the series came to her in a dream. … Continue reading

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Get Free Cash for College

This reference on how to get scholarships for college is easily accessible and a guide any graduating senior should be able to read and follow. The book includes chapters like “Find the Best Scholarships You Can Win, Avoid Scholarship Scams, … Continue reading

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How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay

This reference focuses on how to write the best possible scholarship application for college and is another easily accessible guide by the Tanabes that any graduating senior should be able to read and follow. The book includes chapters about essays … Continue reading

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Here’s How I See It, Here’s How It Is

Every summer, June works at her parents’ theater and dreams of a career on the stage. But this year is different: her mother has moved in with her grandmother and June is living with her father and older sister. June’s … Continue reading

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Get Free Cash for College

This reference on how to get scholarships for college is easily accessible and a guide any graduating senior should be able to read and follow. The book includes chapters like “Find the Best Scholarships You Can Win, Avoid Scholarship Scams, … Continue reading

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50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays

Tanabe, Gen and Kelly SuperCollege, LLC, 2012 This reference focuses on how to write the scholarship application essay that will get you into an Ivy League college. Not quite as easily accessible as other guides by the Tanabes, this is … Continue reading

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Pterosaur Trouble

Here is a speculative tale of a day in the life of a pterosaur. Ancient life-like dinosaurs are placed (perhaps by photo shop) into photos of lush tropical and evergreen forests, and rocky valley stream beds. Up-close physical appearance of … Continue reading

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Egg, The

When I think of  eggs, I usually start with those of chickens. The same is true in this book, before it branches out to other farm laying fowl: , turkey, ducks, guinea fowl, pigeons, and geese. Then, it branches off … Continue reading

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Albert’s Bigger Than Big Idea

Albert may be the smallest mouse with the smallest bag at the outset of the story, but by the end Albert has the biggest bag. Early math skill of big, bigger, biggest and small, smaller, smallest work their way through … Continue reading

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Fossils

Washington readers, please note, the content consultant for this book  is from the Burke Museum at the University of Washington. Following the format of “A TRUE BOOK” this book begins with “Find the Truth!” A challenge to see which of … Continue reading

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Halloween

If your school population likes the fun, cute side of Halloween or no Halloween at all, then this is not the book for you! “In Britain, Ireland, America, Canada and now more and more countries, children- and grown-ups too- try … Continue reading

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Strange But True Animals

Unique creatures can be found in this book! Eleven animals are featured including the horned lizard, aye-aye, and red lipped bat fish. Full page color photos cover each page spread along with four to five sentences of general information for … Continue reading

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U.S. Air force

This is a quick peek at the United States Air Force. Amazing full page photographs of military members, their vehicles and missions, as well as three to four sentences of information is on each page spread. A table of contents … Continue reading

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BMX Greats

BMX fans will enjoy learning about the achievements of 12 selected famous BMX riders including Dennis McCoy, Dave Mirra, Mike Dominguez and Randy Stumpfhauser. It is a quick read with approximately three sentences on each page spread. The page layouts … Continue reading

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The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

This book is a great introduction to the life cycle of a butterfly. What separates this book from the others is its amazing, nearly full page photographs that completely spell out the literature on each page. This level 3 reader … Continue reading

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The Bumper Book of Crafty Activities, 100+ creative ideas for kids

Step by step instructions, with photos and templates.  This is a well organized and practical craft book for elementary and even middle school children.  The pictures are even in color, which will appeal to the reader.  Every project shows a … Continue reading

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These Bees Count!

On a class field to the Busy Bee Farm, students learn  how bees work together to gather nectar, pollinate crops of our food, and make honey.  In a back and forth dialogue format, Farmer Ellen explains to the students the … Continue reading

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Ten Tiny Babies

A preschool-age gem that will  delight the toddlers and parents alike.  Starting with one baby,  then adding one on each two- page spread…they run,  spin,  bounce, jump , hop , bang, shout, jiggle, wriggle,  their way up to ten babies … Continue reading

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Philosophy a Discovery in Comics

This book presents philosophy in comic form, covering from the time of the Ancient Greek philosophers to the present.  The concept is excellent as the graphic novel format really does force the author to boil down the concepts to the … Continue reading

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Glitch

Glitch is book 7 in the Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel series.  Highly illustrated and comical, this story is set just before Christmas when Aldo is implementing his master plan to maximize his gift receiving.  “G” words are featured in the … Continue reading

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