Coming Soon

Billy Tibbles and his boisterous family are at it again! "Why must I always be the one who remembers everything?" said Dad. The journey to Gran and Grandad's seems endless when Dad keeps having to drive back home for the rest of the family to collect things that they have left behind...

Coming Soon

Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders...

Coming Soon

Set in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the United States, The Malacca Conspiracy is a bone-chilling tale of terrorism on the high seas, of political assassination and nuclear brinkmanship...

Monday, August 30, 2010

Everything's Eventual 1408

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Everything's Eventual 1408
Written by Stephen King

International bestselling author Stephen King is in terrifying top form with his first collection of short stories in almost a decade. In this spine-chilling compilation, King takes readers down a road less traveled (for good reason) in the blockbuster e-Book "Riding the Bullet," bad table service turns bloody when you stop in for "Lunch at the Gotham Cafe," and terror becomes dejavu all over again when you get "That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French" -- along with eleven more stories that will keep you awake until daybreak. Enter a nightmarish mindscape of unrelenting horror and shocking revelations that could only come from the imagination of the greatest storyteller of our time.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Showbiz Sensation

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Showbiz Sensation: Showbiz Superstar
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books

ISBN: 9781847387271
Once upon a time, there was the cutest fluffy bunny-wunny called Flopsy. She lived in a house with a little girl called Susie and her family. Flopsy spent every day staring out of her cage and nothing exciting ever happened to her. The End.

Awwww, now wasn’t that a lovely story? In fact, that’s probably how things did turn out for the other rabbits in Noah’s Ark Pet Shop the day the Wilson family came in to buy a bunny. But from the moment The Wilsons got their new pet home it be came clear that she was no ordinary rabbit. And she wasn’t putting up with a wimpy name like ‘Flopsy’, either. Harriet Houdini had hopped into their lives and things would never be boring again.

After winning the village pet show, Harriet is whisked into the world of show business and finds herself competing in a talent show. If she wins, she’ll be a national star but there are other pets with their eye on first place. Can Harriet compete with an opera singing Poodle? And who is the mysterious man who offers to buy her?

Read Showbiz Sensation, the first book in the Stunt Bunny series, to find out more. (Out May 2010) And Harriet will be getting into more hot water later next year too!

from Tamsyn Murray Online!

The Fire Within

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The Fire Within
By Chris D'Lacey

ISBN: 978-0439672443
When David moves in with Liz and Lucy, he discovers a collection of hand crafted, clay dragons that comes to life and has magical powers. David's personalized dragon, Gadzooks, can forecast the future, and inspires him to write a story which reveals the truth behind an unsolved mystery close to home. The story has an unhappy ending, and when David realizes the consequences of it he is angry. Then David finds Gadzooks crying and near death, and he discovers that these special dragons die when they are not loved. Soon David is forced to save his friend and unlock the powers of the fire within.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ghostgirl: Lovesick

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Ghostgirl: Lovesick
By Tonya Hurley

ISBN: 978-0316070263
Before she can rest in peace, Charlotte Usher must return to the tragic site of her death: high school. Once there, her assignment is to help a designated teen solve a personal problem in time for the all-important prom. But no one explained what happens if you fall in love with your class project. Charlotte would die (again) for love but facing the all-too-familiar feeling of invisibility may be too much for her to swallow.

The Body Finder

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The Body Finder
ISBN: 978-0061779817

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her cat left for her. But now that a serial killer is terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, Violet realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved by her hope that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.

Duma Key

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Duma Key
ISBN: 978-1416552963

No more than a dark pencil line on a blank page. A horizon line, maybe. But also a slot for blackness to pour through...A terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. A marriage that produced two lovely daughters suddenly ends, and Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived the injuries that could have killed him. He wants out. His psychologist, Dr. Kamen, suggests a "geographic cure," a new life distant from the Twin Cities and the building business Edgar grew from scratch. And Kamen suggests something else.

"Edgar, does anything make you happy?"

"I used to sketch."

"Take it up again. You need hedges...hedges against the night."

Edgar leaves Minnesota for a rented house on Duma Key, a stunningly beautiful, eerily undeveloped splinter of the Florida coast. The sun setting into the Gulf of Mexico and the tidal rattling of shells on the beach call out to him, and Edgar draws. A visit from Ilse, the daughter he dotes on, starts his movement out of solitude. He meets a kindred spirit in Wireman, a man reluctant to reveal his own wounds, and then Elizabeth Eastlake, a sick old woman whose roots are tangled deep in Duma Key. Now Edgar paints, sometimes feverishly, his exploding talent both a wonder and a weapon. Many of his paintings have a power that cannot be controlled. When Elizabeth's past unfolds and the ghosts of her childhood begin to appear, the damage of which they are capable is truly devastating. The tenacity of love, the perils of creativity, the mysteries of memory and the nature of the supernatural -- Stephen King gives us a novel as fascinating as it is gripping and terrifying.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bad Habits

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Bad Habits
ISBN: 9780140564518

Just what is to be done with Lucretzia Crum? Everyone has a few bad habits. But Lucretzia has all of them! She's the burping-est, spitting-est, kicking and screaming-est girl in the whole town. And worst of all, her friends think Lucretzia's the cool-est! So what can be done with such a girl? Well...with her deceptively calm mom and mad scientist dad working on a number of wacky ways to tame their wild "little monster," it seems that Lucretzia's just deserts will soon be served!
This is good books for class. It makes children realize what bad habits really are. For example, BURPING, SPITTING, FARTING, SWORE AT PARENTS etc. those are bad habits. Its illastration is also cute. I will buy one for my nephew.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Family Tree

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Family Tree
Written by Barbara Delinsky

ISBN: 978-0-7679-2518-1
For as long as she can remember, Dana Clarke has longed for the stability of home and family. Now she has married a man she adores, whose heritage can be traced back to the Mayflower, and she is about to give birth to their first child. But what should be the happiest day of her life becomes the day her world falls apart. Her daughter is born beautiful and healthy, and in addition, unmistakably African-American in appearance. Dana’s determination to discover the truth about her baby’s heritage becomes a shocking, poignant journey. A superbly crafted novel, Family Tree asks penetrating questions about family and the choices people make in times of crisis.

FAMILY TREE is talking about racism, and whether color has anything to do with what a person is really all about. I enjoyed the book a lot actually, as I found the search for Dana's roots interesting. I believe that DNA never lies whatever people have black or white or yellow in her background. They are all people. We can respect each other. If you agree this book or not, no problem to write your comment.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nightshade City (Book Trailer)

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Nightshade City
ISBN: 978-0823422852

Deep beneath a modern metropolis lies the Catacombs, the kingdom of remarkable rats of superior intellect. Juniper and his maverick band of rebel rats have been plotting ever since the Bloody Coup turned the Catacombs, a once-peaceful democracy, into a brutal dictatorship ruled by decadent High Minister Killdeer and his vicious henchman, Billycan, a former lab rat with a fondness for butchery. When three young orphan rats--brothers Vincent and Victor and a clever female named Clover--flee the Catacombs in mortal peril and join forces with the rebels, it proves to be the spark that ignites the long-awaited battle to overthrow their oppressors and create a new city--Nightshade City.

This is a AWESOME book. I've never read a book about rats before. I can't believe these rats are vivid which make me scaried. But I still want to pick up the copy. I can't wait.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Children's Book on San Diego

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Learn about San Diego in a rhyming picture book with the loveable adventurous Becka! See also: India, San Fran, San Diego, Chicago, North Pole and All Around Town.

This is colorful journey. Enjoy it with your kids.

The Worst Best Friend

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Trailer for children's book, THE WORST BEST FRIEND by Alexis O'Neill, pictures by Laura Huliska-Beith, Scholastic Press 2008. A funny look at loyalty, friendship and a what it means to be a true-blue friend.

Let child know how to know the friendship. Funny illastration.

The Recess Queen (Book Trailers)

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Trailer for children's book, The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith, published by Scholastic Press.

It is fun video for me.

The Big Field (Book Trailer)

Posted by Life Explorer at 9:57 PM 1 comments
The Big Field is a lovely new picture book for all children and an important addition to resources for the Early Years curriculum. Patterned after books of hours, it is a month-by-month account of life on a farm at the edge of the Atlantic Rainforest in South America. Birds, flowers, butterflies, and bugs abound in a warm and gentle story of three young children living on their grandmothers farm and learning from her the seasonal changes and simple activities that often mirror those of children in the northern hemisphere. The subtext of the grandmothers determination to reforest the big field of the title gives hope and a way forward to young children as they learn about nature in the modern world.

I think this book is great concept for the classroom. Let chilren know how beautiful the earth is.

Nit Boy (Book Trailer)

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3D Animated Trailer for Tristan Bancks's brand new children's book series, Nit Boy (, about two blood brothers - Lewis, who has the worst case of nits in world history, and Ned, a nit that lives on his head.
Laugh. Cry. Itch. Animation by Peter Leary @ The Animators, Music by Charlton Hill, Sound Bytes by Murray Burns / Peter Haddock, Written and Voiced by Tristan Bancks, Produced by Wendy Gray. Book Publisher: Laguna Bay Publishing. Based on Illustrations by Heath McKenzie.

This is kind of Coooooooool!

ME WITH YOU (Book Trailer)

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Video trailer for children's picture book, ME WITH YOU
written by Kristy Dempsey
illustrated by Christopher Denise

This is very charming!

Up, Up and Away (Book Trailer)

Posted by Life Explorer at 9:33 PM 0 comments
Up, Up and Away Children's Book Trailer: Ginger Wadsworth

The voice is very adorable and cute. The video lets me return my childhood. But not spider, it was bees. My parents was the owner of bees farm.

UP! (Book Trailer)

Posted by Life Explorer at 9:18 PM 0 comments
UP! by Kristine O'Connell George (Book Trailer)

The author of this books is Kristine O'Connell George. The book trailer is very sweet for father's day.
I love my father and my father-in-law.

Magic Tree House #43

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Magic Tree House #43: Leprechaun in Late Winter
Written by Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrated by Sal Murdocca
ISBN: 978-0-375-85650-1
Jack and Annie are on their third mission to find (and inspire!) creative people to bring happiness to others through the arts (Mozart and Louis Armstrong so far). Set in Ireland, Jack and Annie meet an Irish girl and go on a magical adventure that changes the girl’s life—she grows up to be Lady Gregory, who helped bring back the Irish legends, started a theater, and helped the Irish people regain both their heritage and their pride.

This book is an awesome book for me. I hope you agree it. Lady Augusta Gregory is a well-known Irish folklorist. A few years ago she visited County Galway in Ireland. She wants to share Ireland with us. Get ready to join this journey. I have her books. This is one of my favorite so far. It is excellent!

這本書對我來說非常棒!我期望你也會認同!Lady Augusta Gregory是有名的愛爾蘭民俗研究學者,幾年前她到County Galway去旅遊,她想分享那一次的旅程,準備好要和我們一起了解那次特別的長途旅程了嗎?我有很多她的作品,這一本是其中我最愛的一本,真的非常不錯的書!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

A Day at the Seashore

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A Day at the Seashore
Written by Kathryn Jackson and Byron Jackson

ISBN: 978-0-375-85425-5
The latest Little Golden Book Classic—with a summertime theme!

Nancy and Timmy hop out of their beds one summer morning and help pack their swimsuits and lunch. And then it's off to the seashore! In a charming rhyme, this Little Golden Book from 1951 (then titled A Day at the Beach) describes what preschoolers will find there: "You can catch little crabs—if you're quick! You can draw great big pictures right on the beach with a piece of a shell or a stick." Oh, what fun!
From Kathryn and Byron Jackson, authors of the popular Little Golden Book The Saggy Baggy Elephant, and Corinne Malvern, illustrator of the Little Golden Books Doctor Dan the Bandage Man and Nurse Nancy.

I bought this book for my nephew who is five years old. When he read it first time, he showed his smiling face to me. The story is so cute, and the illustrations are beautiful with simple words. I also read it and it takes me back to my childhood!
I really like its illastration. I recommend it for you kids.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Shake a Leg!

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Shake a Leg! (Sesame Street)
Written by Constance Allen
Illustrated by Maggie Swanson
ISBN: 978-0-375-85424-8
Okay, everybodee (as Grover would say), it’s time for some exercise. So shake a leg—and every other limb—to get warmed up for some fitness and fun. Toddlers will have a good giggle as the Sesame monsters try different routines to get in shape. And they can follow along and get a kid-sized workout—if they don’t fall down laughing instead!

Do you like Sesame Street? Are you a fan of Sesame Street? This is one of my favorite children's books. This is very fun book for activies. You can read with your kids. The Illustration is also cute. I think many chilren will like it. Try to act with your child using this book.


Princess Dreams

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Princess Dreams (Dora the Explorer)
Written by Golden Books
Illustrated by Golden Books
ISBN: 978-0-375-85952-6
Little girls ages 3 to 6 who enjoy Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer and princesses will love this jumbo coloring and activity book. Mermaids, missing crowns, fairy princesses, and flying horses are just a few of the wonders that Dora and her friends find during their magical adventures.

The fox names Swiper who is Dora’s friend. One day, Swiper found the magic bottle with elf inside. For some reason, Swiper was trapped in the bottle. Dora had to think how to save her friend. She found the map, and had to go through pyramid, cross ocean to the castle. This is good tale for kids. It teaches what is friendship and how to save the friend. It has very funny dancing and wonderful illustration.
I really love this story. I hope your child also like it.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Maisy Goes to Preschool

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Maisy Goes to Preschool
A Maisy First Experiences Book
Written by Lucy Cousins
Illustrated by Lucy Cousins

ISBN: 978-0-7636-5086-5
Going to preschool is a lot more fun with a friend like Maisy to show you the ropes!
Preschool for Maisy means a day filled with friends and things to do, from the time she hangs her coat on a special peg to the time she says good-bye. There’s painting and snack time, stories and nap time (and a bathroom break in between). Soon everyone’s ready to haul out the instruments and make some noise, then head outside for a turn at the sandbox or slide. In a bright, full-size storybook full of familiar scenes, this child-friendly look at a day in the life of a preschooler is one that newcomers and seasoned pros alike will be happy to share.

his book has bright color and simple artwork. When my friend’s child read it, she told me her son learns about many of preschool activities such as painting, music, story time, napping, bathroom behavior, playing in the sandbox, and more!
I recommend this book for kids looking forward to pre-school for the first time.


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Written by Carl Hiaasen

ISBN: 978-0-375-86125-3
Noah's dad has a little problem with anger control. He tried to stop the Coral Queen casino boat's illegal dumping . . . by sinking the boat. But his bold protest fizzles: within days the casino is back in business, and Noah's dad is behind bars and out of action.

Now Noah is determined to succeed where his father failed. But even though pumping raw sewage into the waters of the Florida Keys is both gross and against the law, turns out it's near impossible to catch the flusher—especially when he's already bamboozled the prosecutors, the local press, and even the Coast Guard.

But Noah's got a few allies. There's his little sister, Abbey, an unreformed childhood biter; Lice Peeking, a half-soused ex-mate of the Coral Queen who is willing to testify . . . for a price; and Shelly, a bighearted bartender with even bigger biceps.

Okay, so the odds aren't good. But Noah has an ace up his sleeve—a plan so crazy it just might stop the polluting, save the beaches, and prove to the world that it's the owner of the Coral Queen, and not his dad, who is full of . . . crud.

The Necromancer

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The Necromancer
Written by Michael Scott

ISBN: 978-0-385-73531-5
San Francisco:
After fleeing to Ojai, then Paris, and escaping to London, Josh and Sophie Newman are finally home. And after everything they've seen and learned in the past week, they're both more confused than ever about their future. Neither of them has mastered the magics they'll need to protect themselves from the Dark Elders, they've lost Scatty, and they're still being pursued by Dr. John Dee. Most disturbing of all, however, is that now they must ask themselves, can they trust Nicholas Flamel? Can they trust anyone?

Dr. Dee underestimated Perenelle Flamel's power. Alcatraz could not hold her, Nereus was no match for her, and she was able to align herself with the most unlikely of allies. But she wasn't the only one being held on the island. Behind the prison's bars and protective sigils were a menagerie of monsters-an army for Dee to use in the final battle. And now Machiavelli has come to Alcatraz to loose those monsters on San Francisco.Perenelle might be powerful, but each day she weakens, and even with Nicholas back at her side, a battle of this size could be too much for her. Nicholas and Perenelle must fight to protect the city, but the effort will probably kill them both.

Having been unable to regain the two final pages of the Codex, Dee has failed his Elder and is now an outlaw-and the new prey of all the creatures formerly sent to hunt down Flamel.But Dee has a plan. With the Codex and the creatures on Alcatraz, he can control the world. All he needs is the help of the Archons. But for his plan to work, he must raise the Mother of the Gods from the dead. For that, he'll have to train a necromancer. And the twins of legend will make the perfect pupils. .

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Written by Dr. Seuss

ISBN: 978-0-394-80013-4
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this beloved, classic Dr. Seuss Beginner Book, we're releasing a foil-covered Party Edition at the regular-edition price of $8.99. Since 1960, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish has been introducing young readers to fantastically funny creatures like the seven-humped Wump, the winking Yink, the boxing Gox, and more than a few fanciful fish. A simple yet utterly silly book, it provides a perfect beginning reading experience-combining exuberant illustrations with easy-to-decode words that delight both eye and ear. Available for a limited time only, this highly collectible Party Edition is a great gift at a great value. Nothing fishy about it!

The Cat in the Hat

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The Cat in the Hat
Written by Dr. Seuss

ISBN: 978-0-394-80001-1
Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process! Written by Dr. Seuss in 1957 in response to the concern that "pallid primers [with] abnormally courteous, unnaturally clean boys and girls' were leading to growing illiteracy among children, The Cat in the Hat (the first Random House Beginner Book) changed the way our children learn how to read.

I can’t count the time I’ve read this book. Dr. Seuss was one of my favorite childhood authors. His books were easy for me to read when I was a very young child. They are excellent primers for beginning readers. But some kids told me it was difficult for them. Even thought difficult, they still love also beautifully illustration.
It is a wonderful story about how a cat shows up at a child's home one afternoon and turns the house into chaos. I encourage your child to use the book to come up with her or his own ideas about fun things to do for a rainy day.

Judy Moody & Stink

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Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt
Written by Megan McDonald
Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

ISBN: 978-0-7636-4351-5
As soon as the Moody family drops anchor on "Artichoke" Island, they are greeted by Cap’n Weevil, a one-eyed buccaneer with a scraggly beard and a secret treasure map. Before you can say "Davy Jones’s Locker," Stink and Judy are racing across the island in search of gold. But—shiver me timbers!—they’re not the only salty dogs lookin’ for loot. Can Mad Molly O’Maggot and Scurvy Stink beat out their rivals, Tall Boy and Smart Girl? Can they find the hidden clues, crack the secret codes, and solve the tricky puzzles before time runs out? Aaarrr!

This book is so cool! Mad Molly O'Maggot and Scurvy Stink are going to Ocrcacoke Island. But not until they get on the Island, they don't know it's actually Pirate Island. They meet a funny pirate of the name Scurvy Sam. Scurvy Sam tells them there's a treasure hunts. Mad Molly O'Maggot and Scurvy Stink are so excited.
The next day the treasure hunt starts. The winner gets a gold doubloon and a ride on the ship `Queen Anne's Revenge Two'. But something starts to worry Judy and Stink; Other kids (Smart Girl and HER brother Tall Boy) are also competing. As Mad Molly O' Maggot and Scurvy Stink start getting clues, they notice that Smart Girl and Tall Boy are spying on them. They get all different kinds of clues that lead them to the end.
For sure, there's a happy ending! Mad Molly O' Maggot and Scurvy Stink win and they share the winning prize with someone else!If you want to know who, you have to read the story. This is wonderful and funny. Kids will learn how to share their happy, not jealous.

The Berenstain Bears Go to School

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The Berenstain Bears Go to School
Written by Stan Berenstain
and Jan Berenstain

ISBN: 978-0-394-83736-9
Illus. in full color. A sympathetic story about Sister Bear, who conquers her fear of starting kindergarten.



This book which many kids love is a good way to introduce the concept of school to small children (around age 2 - 3). If you're looking for a book to introduce your child to what happens at school, it is good choice for you to pick up this.
This book does a wonderful job in teaching children what school is about and what to expect. It has a lot of sweet scenes. It tells the fact about a child who is afraid to go to school, but who then loses fear and discovers that school is a real fun place.

Green Eggs and Ham

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Green Eggs and Ham
Written by Dr. Seuss
ISBN: 978-0-394-80016-5

How do you like your green eggs and ham? In a house with a mouse? Or maybe on a boat with a goat? Beginning readers are offered these ingenious choices, and so much more, courtesy of the ever-enthusiastic Sam-I-am. For nearly fifty years, Green Eggs and Ham has delighted young and old with its wildly imaginative simplicity—all the while, introducting generations of children to the joy of reading.

Green Eggs and Ham is one of my favorite books. The story is very simple for kids. Also it has many wonderfully imaginative rhyme and word play. The language is not difficult; the vocabulary consists of common, everyday words. It is suitable for kids who are in any countries.

Magic Tree House #1

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Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark
Written by Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrated by Sal Murdocca
ISBN: 978-0-679-82411-4
Illus. in black-and-white. "With an entertaining blend of fact, farce, and fantasy, Osborne tells the story of Jack and his sister, Annie, who take a trip in a magic tree house and land in a time 65 million years ago. They find dinosaurs and volcanoes and adventure. Veteran storyteller Osborne builds the power of reading into the story: it's the books in the tree house that give the kids the magic to travel and see far, far away."--Booklist.

I like it because it has lots of dinosaurs in it and my favorite part is when they start to go in to the time of the dinosaurs, because I like when the tree house begins to spin and the wind starts to blow!!


Posted by Life Explorer at 8:16 AM 0 comments
Inheritance, Book III
Written by Christopher Paolini

ISBN: 978-0-375-82672-6
OATHS SWORN . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide.

Following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

First is Eragon’s oath to his cousin Roran: to help rescue Roran’s beloved, Katrina, from King Galbatorix’s clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength—as are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices— choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.

Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny. Can this once-simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Posted by Life Explorer at 1:40 AM 0 comments
ISBN: 9780141385068
書評: 利用拉標籤、轉錶盤等互動的方式,來體驗經典故事的全新的版本!與數個標籤可讓小朋友拉動,讓小朋友透過拉動標籤獲得的樂趣,並體會如何讓Hungry Caterpillar變成一隻美麗的蝴蝶。Hungry Caterpillar是一個世界性的經典之作,每分鐘就賣出一本書,它的第一版出版於1969年!已經成為美國兒童最喜愛的一本讀物。

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Posted by Life Explorer at 5:43 AM 0 comments
ISBN: 978-0060775858
Comment: This is a favorite children's book for bed time, with wonderful illustrations. I highly recommend it for babies and young children. I also gave this book to my nephew for gift. When I saw my daughter-in-law read it for him, he is sleeping peaceful.

Pretty Little Liars #7: Heartless by Sara Shepard

Posted by Life Explorer at 2:12 AM 0 comments
ISBN: 978-0061566165
Review: I really enjoyed this book! In the beginnning of the book, I did not really like Hanna's story too much, but toward the middle part of the book the characters and events get more and more interesting and I did not want to put the book down. I can't wait to see how the series plays out.

Kristine O'Connell George

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Kristine O'Connell George is an acclaimed poet who conducts poetry workshops for children and aslo for teachers. She lives with her family in Southern California. Visit her website at

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sean Addy

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Sean Addy lives in Port Jervis, New York. She was born Jan 9th, 1976 . Male 6’2”. Right handed. Visit her website at

Megan Halsey

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Megan Halsey lives in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. She is an award-winning artist celebrating 18 years in the business of illustrating books for children. She has illustrated over 40 books, including several of which she also authored. Her work has received numerous honors including two Oppenheim Toy Newsletter Gold Awards and a gold award from NAPPA (National Parenting Publication Awards). Visit her website at

Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

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Tracie Vaughn Zimmer is a teacher and reading specialist as well as a poet. She lives with her family in Ohio, not far from her pachyderm pals at the Cincinnati Zoo. Visit her website at

Bruce Whatley

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Bruce Whatley as born in Wales and now lives with his family in Australia. He has illustrated more than fifty children's books, some of which he also wrote.

Jackie French

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Jackie French is highly esteemed writer for chidren and adults with more than one hundred books to ber credit. She lives in Australia with her family and usually one or more wombats. Visit her website at

Eugene Yelchin

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Eugene Yelchin is a Russian-born painter and illustrator. The Rooster Price of Breslov is his first project for Clarion Books. He lives in California with his family. Visit his website at

Ann Redisch Stampler

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Ann Redisch Stampler is an author and folklorist who has written several picture books based on Jewish folklore. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her wesite at

David Wiesner

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David Wiesner is one of the best-loved and most highly acclaimed picture book creators in the world. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have won numerous awards in the United States and abroad.

Three of his picture books became instant classic when they won the prestigious Caldecott Medall: Tuesday in 1992, The Three Pigs in 2002, and Flotsam in 2007, making him only the second person in the award's long history to have won three times. He lives with his family outside Philadelphia. Visit his website at

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