Thursday, August 21, 2008

My picks for August

Fiction Book- Sabriel by Garth Nix

Sabriel is a young necromancer journeying to the Old Kingdom. Along the way, she has found Touchstone- a young man imprisoned as a wooden ship's figurehead! Now they need to find the Abhorsen- but Sabriel only has her bells and sword so far! Part one of the Abhorsen trilogy.

Nonfiction Book- The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History

Curious about the inventions of the ancient Mayas? Wonder when and where did agriculture first begin? Trying to figure out what changes did the Norman Conquest bring? All this and much more can be found in this encyclopedia- complete with many internet websites if you want to learn even more about your favorite historical
period or event.

Manga- Godchild by Kaori Yuki

Earl Cain of Hargreaves lives in Victorian England. Cain seems to be always involved in solving mysteries- very often involving poison. But are they isolated- or perhaps connected to a certain secret society?

Anime- Vampire Princess Miyu

Miyu is the chosen one to banish the wicked shinma from the earth. Miyu passes herself as a regular schoolgirl- but her only true friend is her guardian Larva. This anime has both a 4 episode OVA and a 26 episode TV series- both of which are very good.

Website- Neuroscience for Kids

How do dreams happen? What does each lobe of the brain do? What exactly happens in your body when you touch something hot? Why are yawns so contagious? How do you get to see in color and three-dimensionally? These questions, and more, can be answered in this very informative and entertaining website. Also contains informations about the many careers related to neuroscience.

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