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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...

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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...

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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, October 25, 2010

Being Fair (Citizenship)

Posted by Life Explorer at 7:08 PM 4 comments

Written by Cassie Mayer

"When you give someone else a turn. Your are being fair." I think so. We learn how to share things with friends."When you let other people choose what to play. You are being fair." It will tell kids how respect other people.

"When you think about how other people feel....you are being fair". I love this page. Many people in the world who don't do that, even not for family.

ISBN:978-0431186825
Description:
This series aims to equip young readers with the knowledge, understanding and skills to become good citizens, whether in school, at home, or in the wider community. Simple text and engaging illustrations are used to teach important principles such as taking turns and sharing, leading by example and following rules. Beautiful illustrations bring these topics to life for young readers. This text helps readers to make choices and understand how their actions affect other people.

My Comment:
This is a nice book for class and family. I love it because it tell something new for kids and remaind things to us. Sometime we only think of the benefit of business, we forgot most important things in our life. Even it is just a book for kids whose age is around 4 to 8. In my mind, it is nice book for me. I hope you will love it too.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love : One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

Posted by Life Explorer at 10:32 PM 4 comments
Written by Elizabeth Gilbert


Interviewing Author

Movie Trailer

Audio version

ISBN: 978-0143038412
Description:
This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls "Anne Lamott’s hip, yoga- practicing, footloose younger sister") is poised to garner yet more adoring fans.

My Comment:
If the world around you is not out of control for you, what and how can you do? Avoid it? Overcome it? Or is it time to find a new world as good as it will be? Or take on vacation for travelling? You might have this kind of questions in your mind long time ago. Regarding many people point of views, they could not quit what they own or hold in the hand. Because mainstream tells us must coloring inside the line. So we will be afraid to lose some things we already have. That’s why I love this book so much.
If no limitation in your mind, I think you should choose your new world you really want. The book is talking about the trip author has been experiencing and what’s happened during. Author found happiness and self-confidence after trip. She has been suffering the pain of divorce. Then she quit her jobs and plan traveling for one year. She went to three countries, three countries (Italy, India and Indonesia). In Italy, she enjoyed the food. In India, she found true happiness and peace. In Indonesia, she found soul mate. After the trip she got a huge change in her mind. So I recommend it. You will love it.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cool Dog, School Dog

Posted by Life Explorer at 6:52 PM 2 comments
Story by Deborah Heiligman
Illustrations by Tim Bowers
Author interview:

Author reads book to her dog

ISBN: 978-0-7614-5561-5
Description:
Tinka is a cool dog, a school dog, a breaking-all-the-rules dog.A hall dog, a ball dog, a crash-into-the-wall dog.Join Tinka, a dandy, sandy Golden Retriever, as she unexpectedly visits her owner at school and helps his class learn to read. Bright illustrations rendered in acrylic paint add to the excitement in this playful back-to-school story about a boy and his "loves-to-hear-a-book" dog.

My Comment:
I have to thank my friend for recommending this book. I ordered one and can’t wait to share with you.
This book descript golden retriever whose name is Tinka. She loves the little boy, and do not want to separate with him. Every day she is sad to watch him going to school.
One day she goes to school and gets all things chaos, makes teachers mad at her. Finally they decided to read book for her. And she becomes a good dog.
Tinka’s story tells us reading can let clam and get more fun. I recommend this book strongly. I also like the rhyme in it.

Tinka a joy dog, a boy's dog, a chews-a-brand-new-toy dog.
Tinka is a bad
dog, a sad dog, a makes-our-teacher-mad dog.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

How Science Works (How it works)

Posted by Life Explorer at 6:52 PM 2 comments
Written by Judith Hann
Chapter 1 show us how to make rocket and introduce so many things about SPACE. How the power of rocket or spacecraft comes from and how to live in SPACE etc. Make me so excited!

Chapter 2 introduce how the air and fuel inside a diesel engine heat up as the are squashed.

Chapter 2 show us how to make car with paper.

Chapter 4 show us how to make boat with recycled bottle.

Chapter 3 introduce how the power of sail-boat comes from.

Chapter 4 show us how to make airplane.

Chapter 5 show us how to make CRANE.

ISBN: 978-0751308327
Description:
A hands-on introduction to the world of science for all the family. Packed with experiments and fun projects using safe, readily available ingredients from around the home.
My Comment:
This book introduces the younger reader to the science principles behind working machines. See how cranes lift, tractors pull, ships float, planes fly, and much, much more. Test each principle by building a model car with working parts, a crane that lifts, a glider that flies, powered boats, and a rocket that really takes off.
I bought it long time ago. This weekend I had to go to my brother's house to help him look after my nephew and some kids. So I found it and read it again. They always have outside activities. I thought they could have different activities because of me. This book can inspire them to learn new things and know how things which are in our life work. I was happy they were quite excited with me. I just showed them and explain some intresting stuff. And more important thing is let them make their own paper car and airplane. They did nice job as well. It was a happy weekend for us!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My First Book of the Body

Posted by Life Explorer at 11:48 PM 2 comments
Written by Chuck Murphy

ISBN: 978-0590203159
Description:
Explains which parts of the body perform various functions and how they move and work with interactive lift-flaps and colorful pop-up scenes that spark the curiosity of young readers.

My Comment:
My friend help me get the book for my nephew who is three year-old kid. I think it is good book for kid to learn parts of our body with cute illustrations. It tells kids must to sleep at night, because we are growing strongly when we are sleeping. I hope my nephew will love it!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Seasons (Cycles of Life)

Posted by Life Explorer at 6:11 PM 2 comments
Written by David Stewart & Alan Baker
Illustrated by David Salariya

ISBN: 978-0531148440
Description:
Watch as the seasons come and go, bringing change to the countryside - from the new leaves, flowers, and baby animals of spring to the leafless trees and cold of winter.Beautifully detailed time-lapse illustrations by Alan Baker show the cycle of the seasons using a unique split-page format.
My Comment:
My Uncle gave this book to me for gift when I was a kid. I thought I still feel interested in it. The Earth is such as a magician who can change color of each season because of the Earth around sun. Follow this book first you are going to know how trees change in each season and lifestyle of various animals even plants. I love illustration of this book. It is cute and vivid for me. Kids can step by step know what happened in different seasons easily. The special part is unique split-page format. I hope you will love it too! Enjoy reading and fun.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Where Are You Now?: A Novel

Posted by Life Explorer at 8:01 AM 2 comments
Written by Mary Higgins Clark

ISBN: 978-1416570882
Description:
From America's Queen of Suspense comes a gripping tale of a young woman trying to unravel the mystery of a family tragedy -- a quest with terrifying repercussions.
It has been ten years since twenty-one-year-old Charles MacKenzie Jr. ("Mack") went missing. A Columbia University senior, about to graduate and already accepted at Duke University Law School, he walked out of his apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side without a word to his college roommates and has never been seen again. However, he does make one ritual phone call to his mother every year: on Mother's Day. Each time, he assures her he is fine, refuses to answer her frantic questions, then hangs up. Even the death of his father, a corporate lawyer, in the tragedy of 9/11 does not bring him home or break the pattern of his calls.

Mack's sister, Carolyn, is now twenty-six, a law school graduate, and has just finished her clerkship for a civil court judge in Manhattan. She has endured two family tragedies, yet she realizes that she will never be able to have closure and get on with her life until she finds her brother. She resolves to discover what happened to Mack and why he has found it necessary to hide from them. So this year when Mack makes his annual Mother's Day call, Carolyn interrupts to announce her intention to track him down, no matter what it takes. The next morning after Mass, her uncle, Monsignor Devon MacKenzie, receives a scrawled message left in the collection basket: "Uncle Devon, tell Carolyn she must not look for me."

Mack's cryptic warning does nothing to deter his sister from taking up the search, despite the angry reaction of her mother, Olivia, and the polite disapproval of Elliott Wallace, Carolyn's honorary uncle, who is clearly in love with Olivia.

Carolyn's pursuit of the truth about Mack's disappearance swiftly plunges her into a world of unexpected danger and unanswered questions. What is the secret that Gus and Lil Kramer, the superintendents of the building in which Mack was living, have to hide? What do Mack's old roommates, the charismatic club owner Nick DeMarco and the cold and wealthy real estate tycoon Bruce Galbraith, know about Mack's disappearance? Is Nick connected to the disappearance of Leesey Andrews, who had last been seen in his trendy club? Can the police possibly believe that Mack is not only alive, but a serial killer, a shadowy predator of young women? Was Mack also guilty of the brutal murder of his drama teacher and the theft of his taped sessions with her?

Carolyn's passionate search for the truth about her brother -- and for her brother himself -- leads her into a deadly confrontation with someone close to her whose secret he cannot allow her to reveal.

My Comment:
This book will make you feel shudder not bloody. I couldn’t put it down this book, either. This book describes a person who has mental illness is stalking prey in the streets of Manhattan. There are four women who disappeared by some reasons. They might be died. One day a boy who is called Mack has been also missing for 10 years, but he gives his mother once call in Mother's Day every year. He told to his mother that he is fine; Please do not look for him.
However, Carolyn (Mack's sister) also thinks that things are so strange, she found New York Police, even private detective, to search where Mack is now. Unfortunately, she couldn’t find him. Carolyn did not give up finding Mack. Her resistance will push her to dangerous situation.
Does Mack still alive? If yes, what happened to him, and why everyone can’t find him? He is a killer or not? If not, who would make many disappeared victims? So many questions you must figure out, you can’t stop reading.
Mary Higgins Clark is leading the readers into the world of suspense and mystery, so that the readers’ heart is pounding fast, want to clarify the reason of all questions, and let readers caught by the story.In the suspense novel, the author Mary Higgins Clark is a very nice author, I like each plot of this novel and never make me feel bored.
 

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