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Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot Book Trailer

Captain Underpants faces his foulest foe yet in the all new epic adventure from Dav Pilkey. Find our more at http://www.scholastic.com/captainunderpants/ or http://www.pilkey.com/book-series/captain_underpants. Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot Book Trailer #CaptainUnderpants…

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Added by Sheila English on July 16, 2015 at 2:23am — No Comments

Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns From Uranus

Go on an adventure with Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus! From Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants, and Dan Santat, the creator Sidekicks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj6IMHYD92M

Added by Sheila English on June 23, 2015 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy Book Trailer

Chase Harcourt, call sign Nyx, is one of only two pilots chosen to fly the experimental Streaker jets at the Junior Air Force Academy in 2048. Chase needs to prove the prototype jet’s power, but as the world tilts toward war, she cracks open a military secret that changes everything. Find out more at http://www.corimccarthy.com/. Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy…

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Added by Sheila English on February 16, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Book Review for After the Fall by Patricia Gussin

It’s not long before the first murder and you know exactly who is behind it. It’s not really a mystery, though the main character has some history she’s afraid to reveal that remains a mystery for a while and that was good. This is a thriller, filled with suspense and realistic characters. The author is a family physician and the book reflects a deep knowledge of the medical field. You feel that the medical details could have leapt right off any medical chart it’s so real and exact. I…

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Added by Sheila English on February 16, 2015 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Slipping Into a Thriller with Patricia Gussin’s Novel: After the Fall

Does your occupation define you? For many, what they do is a part of who they are. So, when Dr. Laura Nelson slips on the ice crushing her wrist and hand, her days as a surgeon are over. 

Extraordinary events push Laura into the path of a killer. But in the beginning it all just looks like bad luck and bad timing, but a good job, when she recovers and accepts the job as VP at a pharmaceutical company.

But the dominos have been put in place. A madman…

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Added by Sheila English on February 16, 2015 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Book Review for: Shadow of the Hawk by K.S. Jones

My initial reaction as I began to read Shadow of the Hawk was that the writing was fluid and graceful. The feel, mood and era all reminded me of John Steinbeck and I was hooked from the very start.

Sooze is a 16 year old girl growing up in the Great Depression. She has agreed to marry a man she does not love in order to save her family. She is mature for her age and you immediately feel for her. Her character is equal parts young lady and woman and the author does such…

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Added by Sheila English on February 11, 2015 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Shadow of the Hawk by K.S. Jones

The writing is graceful and artistic. It’s fluid and organized in through and action. When I first started reading it I thought of my love for John Steinbeck and Grapes of Wrath. You get that feel of what the Great Depression was like and how families responded to it, and to each other. You feel the desperation and admire the courage and integrity of many of the people of that time. 

This story is about a young girl in her teens who considers marrying a man for the…

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Added by Sheila English on February 11, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle

In this darkly comedic road trip novel, seventeen year-old Vivian Apple returns home after the alleged “Rapture” to find her devout parents gone and two mysterious holes in the roof. Vivian never believed in the Rapture, or the uber powerful Church of America. Now that she has been left behind, Vivian’s quest for the truth begins. Find out more at http://katiecoyle.tumblr.com/…

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Added by Sheila English on January 13, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Please, Mr. Panda Trailer

Say please for Please, Mr. Panda! Doughnuts and pandas…Manners have never been more fun! Find out more at http://www.steveantony.com/please-mr-panda/ and for teachers- http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/please-mr-panda#cart/cleanup…

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Added by Sheila English on January 13, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. The Jurassic Jackrabbits From Jupiter

Go on an adventure with Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. The Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter! Find out more at http://www.scholastic.com/titles/rickyricotta/index.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOY6EBzCGHM

Added by Sheila English on January 13, 2015 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Japenese Tips for Tidying Up

I've spent the last week cleaning and clearing out things from both my home and my storage.  Inspired by a book I read about "tidying up" and how we cling to things we don't need for reasons hard to explain, but possible to overcome, I set out to create a home environment in which I wasn't constantly having to clean clutter every single day.

The book is a…

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Added by Sheila English on November 14, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Cooking Should Be Fun...Breaking Bad Parody Cookbook

The book is full of real life, really good recipes, but it's also really funny. If you loved the tv show Breaking Bad you'll catch a lot of the hidden jokes, starting with the book trailer,which cracked me up!

http://youtu.be/ADD4puRNt0I

Added by Sheila English on October 27, 2014 at 5:17pm — No Comments

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-H29_YASLs

The world’s most popular kids almanac on the planet is back! The new edition of National Geographic Kids Almanac is jam-packed with amazing photos, activities, and fun facts covering everything from animals to science to adventure! Get it here:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1m2VeNt ;

Barnes & Noble:…

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Added by Sheila English on July 23, 2014 at 5:52am — No Comments

A Real Live Diary of Teen Mary Rose

Just back from rehab, Mary Rose returns to her regular hang-out in pursuit of her "would-be" soul mate, Ryan. She is devastated when he shows up with another girl... and not just any girl either... a really pretty hippie girl, who is older, and maybe even cooler. The True Diary of Mary Rose. Find out more at http://dearnobodydiary.com non-fiction/ YA

This is a poignant, sometimes somber, but always thought-provoking story of a struggling teen,…

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Added by Sheila English on June 20, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

National Geographic Almanac a Great Way to Have Fun this Summer!

I'd heard that National Geographic has a new almanac out and that they are having someone come to schools and use the almanac for a game where the kids do a Jeopardy-type set up and answer questions.  That made me think that this would be easy to do at home as well.

It's so hard to convince kids to want to learn while they're on summer vacation, but if you make it a game and turn it into a type of competition for fun, everyone wins!

Here is the video about the almanac that…

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Added by Sheila English on June 18, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments

The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Color Edition Book Trailer

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS IS NOW IN FULL COLOR!!! CHECK IT OUT! Learn more at http://bit.ly/CPNUnderpants

Added by Sheila English on October 16, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

A Conversation with Suzanne Collins and James Proimos

SEPTEMBER 10th: YEAR OF THE JUNGLE, a new picture book for young readers from the Hunger Games bestselling author Suzanne Collins, illustrated by James Proimos. Learn more about this book and author http://bit.ly/YearoftheJungle Children’s

Added by Sheila English on October 10, 2013 at 5:34pm — No Comments

How to Speak Dog: A Guide to Decoding Dog Language by Aline Alexander Newman and Gary Weitzman Book Trailer

How to Speak Dog is a fun, informative book that helps kids understand what their dog is telling them through body language and behavior. Readers will respond to the call of the dog in this delightful, engaging book that will warm hearts and wag tails everywhere. Learn more about this book and authors…

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Added by Sheila English on October 9, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Trouper by Meg Kearney Book Trailer

Trouper’s Story: Coming this November, a moving story illustrated by Caldecott Honor Book artist E.B. Lewis, by Meg Kearney. Learn more about this book http://bit.ly/TroupersStory and author http://www.megkearney.com

Added by Sheila English on October 8, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Why Dogs Lick Your Face

Are dogs really kissing you when they lick your face? Licking your face can mean other things as well. Dr. Weitzman, D.V.M. talks about how we can learn what our dogs need from us and how our dogs learn how to speak to us in this fun tip from National Geographic’s How to Speak Dog A Guide to Decoding Dog Language. Find out more at…

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Added by Sheila English on October 4, 2013 at 5:42pm — No Comments

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