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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Stuart A. Kallen
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: 21st Century (2012, Aug 1st).
October 9, 1967. World-renowned revolutionary Che Guevara is dead at the age of thirty-nine. The charismatic Argentinian revolutionary had been leading guerilla fighters in the jungles of Bolivia and was captured by the Bolivian army. Mario TerÃ¡n, a sergeant in the Bolivian army, volunteered to execute the prisoner. He carried out the bloody assignment with nine point-blank shots to Guevara's body. Around the globe, reactions to the assassination were mixed. In Cuba, where Guevara had helped overthrow a brutally repressive dictatorship in 1959, more than a million people mourned openly. But in the United States and elsewhere, many business leaders and government officials were relieved. Guevara's anti-capitalist movement sought to strip big businesses of their land and power. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kim Harrington
Publisher: Point (2013, Jan 1st).
A haunted house, a buried mystery, and a very angry ghost make this one unforgettable thriller.Jade loves the house she's just moved into with her family. She doesn't even mind being the new girl at the high school: It's a fresh start, and there's that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . .But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things.Jade's little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade's jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn't.Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house . . . is haunted.Haunted by a ghost who's seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade's school -- until her untimely death last year. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kate Ellison
Publisher: EgmontUSA (2013, Feb 12th).
Olivia Tithe was excited for the summer and spending it with her best friend, Stern. But that was ruined when he was murdered...by Olivia's mother. Flashing forward, Olivia's life has been transformed since that awful night. After her mother's incarceration, Olivia must move on, but she hates her father's new fiancée, Heather, and with her dad's new real estate development (she calls it Ghost Town) in the works, she barely sees him. But a new boy, Austin, has kindled feelings inside her that she hasn't felt since Stern's death. Arriving at the same time as this new guy is a mysterious note that brings Stern's murder back to the forefront; Olivia knows that she must discover the truth behind her friend's death once and for all. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Robin Benway
Publisher: Walker Childrens; 1 edition (2013, Feb 26th).
Being a 16-year-old safecracker and active-duty daughter of international spies has its moments, good and bad. Pros: Seeing the world one crime-solving adventure at a time. Having parents with super cool jobs. Cons: Never staying in one place long enough to have friends or a boyfriend. But for Maggie Silver, the biggest perk of all has been avoiding high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations. Then Maggie and her parents are sent to New York for her first solo assignment, and all of that changes. She'll need to attend a private school, avoid the temptation to hack the school's security system, and befriend one aggravatingly cute Jesse Oliver to gain the essential information she needs to crack the case . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Muriel Mandell
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers (2013, Mar 5th).
Now in paperback, Black Dog's classic collection of science experiments. With 365 easy-to-follow, hands-on projects, kids 9-12 can be excited about science every day of the year. One of the best ways to learn the fundamentals of science is through hands-on experimentation with familiar, every-day objects. Through the hundreds of activities in 365 Simple Science Experiments kids gather an understanding of important scientific principals while at the same time enjoying making things fizzle, bounce, and ooze using basic objects and ingredients they can find around the house. Projects include a bubble blower, a bottle barometer, an undersea water fountain, invisible ink, a directional compass, rock candy, and a rainbow. Through these engaging experiments kids learn about gravity, electricity, magnification, magnetism, oxidation, and more. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Anna Dewdney
Format: Board book
Publisher: Viking Juvenile; Brdbk edition (2012, May 1st).
Llama Llama TOUCH!Llama Llama TAP!Llama Llama Red PajamaCLAP, CLAP, CLAP!Can you move like Llama Llama? Watch Llama hop, stretch, touch, and tap in this third board book by Anna Dewdney. Then you can do it, too! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jan Berenstain
Publisher: Zonderkidz (2011, Jan 17th).
The Good Deed Scouts are on the lookout for someone to help ... and who do they see? It's Mrs. Grizzle doing her yard work! Will she let the cubs help? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sam Williams
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Rourke Educational Media (2012, Aug 1st).
K-Gr 2-Full-page color photos of a diverse group of adorable kids are the most appealing element of this series, which helps early readers learn about building character and social skills. The books' word counts range from around 70 to a little over 250 words each, and the layouts (which typically have a sentence or two on the left and the photo on the right) are clean and easy to read. Some titles, such as Integrity and Honesty, define concepts and describe the associated behaviors. Others, such as Sharing and Friends, focus on suggestions for developing social skills. Dialogue bubbles voiced by cartoon creatures ask questions or suggest behaviors. The depicted social scenarios are age-appropriate. Most titles include activity pages with quizzes, exercises, or actions readers can practice. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Format: Board book
Publisher: Duo Press LLC; Brdbk edition (2012, Apr 1st).
From counting crabs and starfish to beach balls and flip-flops, this board book introduces toddlers to the familiar sights of the seashore while making basic numbers fun to learn. Parents and children can read and count to 10 using iconic beach images depicted with beautiful illustrations, vivid colors, and detailed design. Perfectly sized for small hands, this durable board book also includes a "Let's Talk" section with conversation starters to help parents to begin a fun talk with their kids. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Myra McEntire
Publisher: EgmontUSA (2012, Jun 12th).
A threat from the past could destroy the future. Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to see ripples--cracks in time. Are his powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Before he can find out, Jonathan Landers, the man who tried to murder his father, reappears. Why is he back, and what, or whom, does he want? In the wake of Landers's return, the Hourglass organization is given an ultimatum by a mysterious man. Either they find Landers and the research he has stolen on people who might carry the time gene, or time will be altered--with devastating results for the people Kaleb loves most. Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their extraordinary powers to find Landers. But where do they even start? And when? Even if they succeed, just finding him may not be enough . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability