Friday, September 15, 2006

New Non Fiction

"Changing bodies, changing lives" 3rd edition by
Ruth Bell

This book is designed to help teenagers make informed decisions about their lives, from questions about sex, love, friendship, and how your body works to dealing with problems at school and home and figuring out who you are. It's packed with illustrations, checklists, and resources for the answers you really need. Best of all, it's filled with the voices, poems, and cartoons from hundreds of other teenagers, who tell you what makes them feel worried, angry, confused, sexy, happy, and yes, even excited and hopeful about their lives.

"Cracking the SAT" 2007 edition. Published by The Princeton Review

Are you going to be taking the SAT soon? This book will help be prepare and be confident in your skills. There are 7 full-length practice tests included, three in the book and exclusive free access to 4 online. There is even a DVD included with video tutorials from top instructors.

"What smart teenagers know...about dating, relationships and sex" by Deborah Hatchell

Everyone is at different stages in the relationship game. You might be shy and not know how to break the ice, or you don't know how to flirt. Maybe your relationship is headed for a crash-&-burn and you need to know what to do next. You just got dumped and don't think you'll be able to breathe. Or, you want to break up, but don't know how. Okay, so you're interested in sex too, but this isn't one of those birds-and-the-bees "sex talk" books. This is about the stuff you care about right now.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

New Books

"Superhero explosion: 60 easy lessons for drawing comics" by Neal Yamamoto

Creating killer comics packed with amazing heroes and vile villains has never been easier. Just follow the step-by-step demos and in a flash you'll go from drawing basic heads, figures and costumes to capturing all the explosive powers, punches, and places of comic-book realms.

"You can draw Marvel characters" by Dan Jurgens

The complete guide to drawing Marvel Comics award-winning heroes and villains. With this book ou can master the essential comic-book arts of penciling, inking and coloring. Develop your drawing skills using new artworks, trace overlays, foldout pages, and stencils. Learn to draw vehicles, clothing, and equipment to enhance your figures. Get exciting tips on how to make your own comic.

"Chew on this: everything you don't want to know about fast food" by Eric Scholsser

In this book the author and Charles Wilson upwrap the fast-food industry to bring you a behind-the-scenes look at the business that both feeds and feeds off the young. Some of the cool and scary facts you'll learn include:
*Meet the fifteen-year-old wh invented the hamburger
*See how French fries are often shot through a
supowered gun--and what makes them taste so good
*Explore the six weeks that a fast-food chicken lives
before it becomes a chicken nugget
*Examine a table of healthy and unhealthy human
body parts--and see what happens inside your body
when you eat too much junk