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Tibbles the cat by Michal Šanda

Tibbles the cat

Michal Šanda

This quirky comic book recounts a true story that happened on a small island just off the coast of New Zealand in 1894. The tragicomic hero of our tale is a funny little cat named Tibbles, who belongs to the island's lighthouse keeper. When Tibbles discovers a...

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Birtle and the purple turtles by Tara J. Hannon

Birtle and the purple turtles

Tara J. Hannon

Graphic novel

"Everyone is a turtle in Turtletown. So Teeny thinks she must be a turtle, too. But when Teeny sprouts feathers, she begins to wonder . . . is there a teeny possibility she's a . . . BIRTLE? Tootie loves tag, but the other turtles in Turtletown don't like to...

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The missing hamster  by Sue Fliess

The missing hamster

Sue Fliess

Graphic novel

"When class hamster Edgar goes missing, super spy Beatrice is on the case"--Publisher.

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The Minecraft-inspired misadventures of Frigiel & Fluffy. Vol. 4 by Jean-Christophe Derrien

The Minecraft-inspired misadventures of Frigiel & Fluffy. Vol. 4

Jean-Christophe Derrien

Graphic novel

"The continuing adventures of Frigiel & Fluffy, heroes to their millions of fans on YouTube! These new adventures, taken from the Minecraft universe, are co-written by Frigiel himself, and are sure to appeal to fans of all ages, and of course, Minecraft!...

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Team Unihorn and Woolly. 1, Attack of the krill by Alexis Frederick-Frost

Team Unihorn and Woolly. 1, Attack of the krill

Alexis Frederick-Frost

Graphic novel

"Raina the rhino, Nigel the narwhal, Shu the horseshoe crab, and Woolly the mammoth have more in common than the fact that they all have horns. (WARNING: Never try to tell Shu that hers is really more of a tail!) They were also all exposed to a Super Blood...

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The Smurfs tales. 9, The hero smurf and other stories by author Peyo

The Smurfs tales. 9, The hero smurf and other stories

author Peyo

Graphic novel

"The Smurfs and friends are after the fountain of strength in this latest installment of THE SMURF TALES! After discovering an old book telling the tale of an adventurous Smurf gaining extraordinary strength after bathing in a fabled spring, the Smurfs decide...

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Sonic the Hedgehog. Volume 16, Misadventures by Ian Flynn

Sonic the Hedgehog. Volume 16, Misadventures

Ian Flynn

Graphic novel

"With Dr. Eggman and Surge subdued for now, Sonic and friends have a chance to relax, reset, and plan for the future. Or so they hope. If anything can be counted on around Sonic, it's that new misadventures are just waiting to happen! To start, Amy visits...

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The magicians  by 1966- author Blexbolex

The magicians

1966- author Blexbolex

Graphic novel

"In the corner of a quiet, long-abandoned house, something is bubbling up and protesting. Suddenly, out from their hiding spots burst three young shapeshifting magicians--an elephant, a blackbird, and a human girl--each of whom embarks on their own journey....

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A steminist force  by Laura W. Carter

A steminist force

Laura W. Carter

Graphic novel

"Written in rhyme with young girls in mind, A Steminist Force is a rallying cry of rhythmic prose that celebrates female contributions in STEM fields across the world and throughout history. From mathematicians to meteorologists, from architects to astronauts,...

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The land recalls you  by Kirli Saunders

The land recalls you

Kirli Saunders

Graphic novel

"Do not mourn the hands that raised you ... Do not weep for songs of land. Honouring the Stolen Generations, and all who've been taken, The Land Recalls You is a powerful story of returning, written with love and reverence by award-winning Gunai author Kirli...

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Where's Mickey?  by Emma Drage

Where's Mickey?

Emma Drage

Graphic novel

"Join Mickey and friends on a series of incredible adventures as they travel through space and time, across the globe and beyond! Explore mountains and cities, sail down rivers and even visit the moon in this action-packed seach-and-find book, celebrating 90...

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City of horses  by Frances Moloney

City of horses

Frances Moloney

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Pirates and sea monsters  by Gill Lewis

Pirates and sea monsters

Gill Lewis

"Tia and her mum start an adventurous new life on Gull Haven Island, finding lots of animals who need their help along the way. Tia's mum has a new job as the vet on Gull Haven Island and there are a lot of animals who need her help. When she's called away to...

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The Area 51 files  by Julie Buxbaum

The Area 51 files

Julie Buxbaum

"When Sky Patel-Baum is sent to live with her mysterious uncle, she didn't imagine she'd end up here: Area 51. A top-secret military base with a bajillion rules and so classified not even the President knows its secrets. Also, it turns out the place is full of...

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Jayben and the star glass  by Thomas Leeds

Jayben and the star glass

Thomas Leeds

"Jayben has realised his destiny as the Ninth Dreamer: he is the only one with the power to defeat Null, the villain who has been making everyone in the Elf World forget, but the Golden Torch has been stolen. Without it, Jayben must find another way to harness...

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Blood City rollers by V. P. Anderson

Blood City rollers

V. P. Anderson

Graphic novel

"After ice-skater and Olympic hopeful Mina wipes out at her biggest competition she gets recruited by a squad of vampires who need a human player to complete their Paranormal Roller Derby team."--Publisher.

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Officer Clawsome. 2, Crime across time by Brian (Comic book writer) Smith

Officer Clawsome. 2, Crime across time

Brian (Comic book writer) Smith

Graphic novel

"A puzzling mystery is afoot! Thankfully, Caper Cove's finest are on the case, but the investigation takes a turn for the strange when the town's resident evil genius, Brain Sturgeon, dives into a portal to the past. Fighting crime, dodging dinosaurs, and...

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Lucky Luke. Untamed by author Blutch

Lucky Luke. Untamed

author Blutch

Graphic novel

"Lucky Luke enters a small town to drop off at the sheriff's office a young man who tried to steal Jolly Jumper. A few miles down the road, in the middle of nowhere, he suddenly finds himself threatened... by a little girl! Young Rose and her brother are...

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Yoko Tsuno. 19, The astrologist Of Bruges by Roger Leloup

Yoko Tsuno. 19, The astrologist Of Bruges

Roger Leloup

Graphic novel

"Yoko goes to Bruges, Belgium. She's been invited there by a local artist, Van Laet, who wants to show her portrait of her he supposedly painted. Taking in the sights before their appointment, the young woman learns that the man has an unpleasant reputation -...

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Ruptured  by Joanne Rossmassler Fritz

Ruptured

Joanne Rossmassler Fritz

"Phoebe navigates fear, grief, and hope for recovery about when her mother has a ruptured brain aneurysm while their family is on vacation, and right after her mother shares that she's planning to leave Phoebe's father"--

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Sand filly  by Linda Chapman

Sand filly

Linda Chapman

"The Moonlight Stables friends are heading to the seaside for a week long pony training camp, and Willow's coming too! Unfortunately, the Storm Stables riders aren't far behind and they're determined to ruin the week for Willow and Amara after they bested them...

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Houses with a story  by Seiji (Illustrator) Yoshida

Houses with a story

Seiji (Illustrator) Yoshida

Graphic novel

"A dreamer's tree house. A mechanic's cottage. A submerged city. Over thirty imaginative houses and the people who make them home offer unexpected worlds to wander through and explore. Who is the mischievous bridgetower keeper? What does the witch grow in her...

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Unhappy camper by Lily LaMotte

Unhappy camper

Lily LaMotte

Graphic novel

"Would you rather blend in or stand out? Claire and Michelle used to be best friends, but now the two sisters couldn't be more different. Michelle will do anything to fit in, even if it means denying her Taiwanese culture, whereas Claire is proud of who she...

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Melowy. 6, The dream realm by Cortney Faye Powell

Melowy. 6, The dream realm

Cortney Faye Powell

Graphic novel

"Cleo, Cora, Selena, Maya and Electra must face their worst nightmare! Namesis and her evil minions have cast a sleep spell on all of Aura, and now every Melowy is in a dream realm. Melowy magic is forbidden and Circe is the school's principal. The girls will...

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Peanut Jones and the end of the rainbow  by Rob Biddulph

Peanut Jones and the end of the rainbow

Rob Biddulph

"Notorious villain Mr White will stop at nothing to wipe out colour and creativity everywhere. But he's gone too far! This time he's lured Peanut's mum into terrible danger and only Peanut and her friends can save her. An action-packed mission to the heart of...

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Kelpie chaos  by Deb Fitzpatrick

Kelpie chaos

Deb Fitzpatrick

"Eli's new puppy is Zoom by name, and zoomy by nature! He's everywhere, all at once and really smart. Eli just loves him. But as he grows into an older pup, Zoom develops a few challenging habits. On a family bushwalk, Zoom disappears. As the sun goes down,...

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Into the blue  by Cristy Burne

Into the blue

Cristy Burne

"Blair takes his brothers GoPro without permission. Snorkelling on the wreck of the Omeo with his cousin, he loses it. Blair wants to confess but is scared of the consequences. When his mother discovers the camera is missing, she blames Blair's brother for...

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Winnie Zeng shatters the universe  by Katie Zhao

Winnie Zeng shatters the universe

Katie Zhao

"Winnie and David join shamans from around the world to participate in the Shaman Youth Tournament, but while all the competitors are away, evil spirits threaten to overrun the defenseless human world. If awards were given for multitasking, then Winnie Zeng...

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The beast of Skull Rock  by Matt McMann

The beast of Skull Rock

Matt McMann

"While visiting their grandfather in a small New England town, twelve-year old twins Jade and Simon investigate a series of mysterious creature attacks."--Publisher.

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Talent quest  by Anh Do

Talent quest

Anh Do

"Lily and JJ want to give Dad the perfect birthday present, but they don't have enough money. When their school puts on a talent quest with a big cash prize, Lily and JJ enter as a singing duo. There's just one problem-- JJ can't sing! What will they do...

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Porky pies  by Ross (Fiction writer) Montgomery

Porky pies

Ross (Fiction writer) Montgomery

"Porky Pies is always telling lies, trying to terrify his brothers and sisters into believing that the Big Bad Wolf is back. But when the biggest fibber in the litter tries to plan his most daring prank yet, the joke is on him this time. So who will have the...

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Fergus and Zeke and the great farm field trip  by Kate Messner

Fergus and Zeke and the great farm field trip

Kate Messner

"Fergus and Zeke love being the class pets in Miss Maxwell's class, and they do everything the students do. So when Miss Maxwell tells the class they're going on a field trip to a local farm to help with the farm animals, pick apples, and learn about where...

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A spy in the jam factory  by Chrissie Sains

A spy in the jam factory

Chrissie Sains

"The jam factory is under surveillance by the Alien Intelligence Agency - will they succeed in finding a reason to evict Fizzbee from Earth? Scooter and Fizzbee are experts when it comes to making out-of-this-world jam inventions. But lately there have been a...

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The daredevil princess and the fire dragon  by Belinda Murrell

The daredevil princess and the fire dragon

Belinda Murrell

Princess Tillie and Honey Blossom are ready for another magnificent adventure when a greedy fire dragon causes endless trouble in the Queendom of Blumenfeld. First, it dries up the river, then causes trouble for the villagers. Can Princess Tillie outwit the...

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Stink and Webster go to Mars  by Megan McDonald

Stink and Webster go to Mars

Megan McDonald

"Three, two, one . . . sleepover! Stink can't wait for Webster to arrive and sleep over for the very first time . . . When Webster shows up in his outer-space pj's, it doesn't take long for a theme to emerge. Stink's race-car bed doubles as a spaceship and an...

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Mammoth stampede  by Ash Stone

Mammoth stampede

Ash Stone

"A giant woolly mammoth comes back to life in this action-packed adventure story. Time is running out! Barron Fox's hunting lodge is opening soon, and Jeevan discovers that he's planning a very big surprise for his guests - a woolly mammoth, brought back to...

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Diary of a taekwondo master by Shamini Flint

Diary of a taekwondo master

Shamini Flint

"Marcus heads off to taekwondo class when his dad decides it is the perfect sport to show off his son's kicking skills."--Publisher.

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Afternoon on the Amazon  by Mary Pope Osborne

Afternoon on the Amazon

Mary Pope Osborne

Eight-year-old Jack, his seven-year-old sister, Annie, and Peanut the mouse ride in a tree house to the Amazon rain forests, where they encounter giant ants, flesh-eating piranhas, hungry crocodiles, and wild jaguars.

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The tale of the castle mice  by Michael Bond

The tale of the castle mice

Michael Bond

Picture book

"The Earl's Castle is home to a magnificent doll's house, and inside lives a family of mice. Mr and Mrs Perk and their thirteen children live happily together and work hard to maintain their splendid home. But one day their beloved doll's house is taken...

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Jack and the flumflum tree  by Julia Donaldson

Jack and the flumflum tree

Julia Donaldson

Picture book

"Set sail with Jack for an adventure on the high seas! Jacks Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! And the only cure is the fruit of the flumflum tree which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. Its a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail...

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Busy day  by Benedict Blathwayt

Busy day

Benedict Blathwayt

Picture book

"All aboard! The Little Red Train is in for a very busy day. There's post to deliver, rails and sleepers for the new track, a flock of sheep for Hilltop Farm, and lots of passengers for Barnacle Bay! Keep your eyes peeled on the journey - there's lots of added...

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I love books  by Mariajo Ilustrajo

I love books

Mariajo Ilustrajo

Picture book

"It's the end of term, and a little girl is given the unreasonable task of reading a whole book over the holidays. A whole book? But she hates books! Luckily her mother takes her to the library and recommends just the thing. Slowly, the little girl is drawn...

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Alofa tele atu  by Dahlia Malaeulu

Alofa tele atu

Dahlia Malaeulu

Picture book

Alofa tele atu, sending all my love, conveys a Pasifika parent's dreams, hopes, and cultural wishes for their Pasifika child as they embark on life's journey. The book unfolds as a personal letter expressing deep love and pride, incorporating cultural wisdom...

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The magic is you, the magic is me  by Christine McGuinness

The magic is you, the magic is me

Christine McGuinness

Picture book

"Sometimes even the best of friends can have a bad day and, when they do, it might be time to go on the hunt for that missing magic spark. But where could it be? Christine McGuinness takes readers on the trip of a lifetime: to the beach, the forest, beneath...

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Heavy metal badger  by Duncan Beedie

Heavy metal badger

Duncan Beedie

Picture book

"Badger loves playing music--and the louder, the better! But the other animals in the woods don't quite feel the same way, so Badger sets out looking for a new place to jam."--Publisher.

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Is it a seed?  by Emily Ann Davison

Is it a seed?

Emily Ann Davison

Picture book

"When two young children discover a mysterious seed, they being to wonder what it could become. Will it sprout into a lone flower? Or coulld it transform into something truly extraordinary? As the seed takes root, wild dreams unfold. Could it grow into a...

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Egg-cellent Easter adventure  by Mark Hoyle

Egg-cellent Easter adventure

Mark Hoyle

Picture book

"It's Easter morning and Greg is so egg-cited for the fun to begin! But when the chocolate egg delivery doesn't show up at the bakery, Greg and Gloria have to hop to it otherwise Easter will be ruined! Time to make their way to the most magical place on Earth...

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Quiet as mud  by Jane Yolen

Quiet as mud

Jane Yolen

Picture book

"Quiet as Mud is a sweet poem about being introvert in a big loud world"--Publisher.

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Quiet  by Tom Percival

Quiet

Tom Percival

Picture book

"Quiet is a touching tale of courage and how sometimes the smallest voice can deliver the biggest message."--Publisher.

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Bitmax & Co. 4, Paolo, the sheep dog by Jaume Copons

Bitmax & Co. 4, Paolo, the sheep dog

Jaume Copons

Graphic novel

"Paolo the Sheepdog is certainly entitled to a happy retirement after years of hard work, so he decides to move to the Blue Forest. But this new, slower lifestyle is difficult for a sheepdog who is used to always living on the alert! It was Paolo's...

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The adventures of Robin Hood by Russell Punter

The adventures of Robin Hood

Russell Punter

Graphic novel

"England 1194. The poor folk of Nottingham are at the mercy of the heartless, money-grabbing Sheriff. But deep in Sherwood Forest, rebellion is brewing... Join Robin Hood and his Merry Men as they pit their wits against the Sheriff and his ruthless ally, Guy...

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Sharky McShark and the shiny shell squabble  by Alison (Illustrator) Murray

Sharky McShark and the shiny shell squabble

Alison (Illustrator) Murray

Picture book

"Sharky McShark and her best friend Teensy Wee Crab do everything together at the bottom of the deep blue see. They really are the perfect twosome. Until one day - with a plink! twirl! plonk! - an itsy bitsy shrimp arrives on the scene"--Publisher.

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Grandmas are the greatest  by Ben Faulks

Grandmas are the greatest

Ben Faulks

Picture book

"Every grandma is different-- but they're ALL special! Is your grandma an actor or an acrobat? Is she an ambulance driver, an expert chef, or secret spy? Whatever your grandma does, you can be sure she loves you! A heartwarming celebration of grandmas...

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No matter what  by Debi Gliori

No matter what

Debi Gliori

Picture book

"Small is a little fox with big feelings. When Small is feeling down, Small asks Large, "If I turned into a bug, would you still love me and give me a hug?" Large's responses to this question and those that follow are nothing but loving and...

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Please!  by Simon Philip

Please!

Simon Philip

Picture book

"You probably know its good manners to always say please when asking for something. But when Bill forgets this very simple rule, the consequences are WACKIER than he could ever have imagined. Get ready for a laugh-out-loud adventure featuring spaceships,...

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A world of love  by Aimee Reid

A world of love

Aimee Reid

Picture book

"All around the world, a variety of animal parents show the unique ways they love their children"--Provided by publisher.

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Monkey King and the world of myths. [1], The monster and the maze by Maple Lam

Monkey King and the world of myths. [1], The monster and the maze

Maple Lam

Graphic novel

"Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, is the mightiest of all beasts. The problem is, he's tired of being feared and hated and is determined to become a god instead. As luck would have it, an ancient evil has returned and is secretly turning everyone into monsters and...

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Ducky the spy by Sean E. (Sean Edward) Avery

Ducky the spy

Sean E. (Sean Edward) Avery

Graphic novel

"A thief on the farm. A goat kidnapped by a gang of cats. A giant chicken. Ducky the Spy and Donny 'The Distraction' Donkey are on the case."--Provided by publisher.

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Lily Halfmoon. The Witches' Council by Xavier Bonet

Lily Halfmoon. The Witches' Council

Xavier Bonet

Graphic novel

"Lily Halfmoon has a secret. She's a witch! With her animal guardian and powerful moonstone, she and her friends help protect the town of Piedraville from danger. It's almost Samhain, when magic is at its strongest, and witches from all over the world are...

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What happens next? [3], Newsroom nonsense by Jess Smart Smiley

What happens next? [3], Newsroom nonsense

Jess Smart Smiley

Graphic novel

"Megan Hathaway was supposed to be helping put together a newspaper for her English class...but everything is going wrong. Weird Randall keeps trying to mail potatoes, evil Vice-Principal Mr. Fisher has imprisoned the class's best artist, and...oh...

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The one with the missing biscuits  by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

The one with the missing biscuits

Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Picture book

"Frank and Bert love going on picnics. But something always goes wrong. It rains, there are wasps, or worse - scary squirrels. This time, everything is PERFECT - until Frank eats all Bert's surprise biscuits. Whoops! Saying sorry isn't easy but Frank and Bert...

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Jeff Giraffe  by Amelia McInerney

Jeff Giraffe

Amelia McInerney

Picture book

"Jeff Giraffe dreams of adventure, and he's not going to let his zoo enclosure stop him! With his seal sidekick, Roger, it's time for... the great escape! What could go wrong?!"--Publisher.

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You wish. 1 by Jeff (Illustrator) Victor

You wish. 1

Jeff (Illustrator) Victor

Graphic novel

"Avery McLean is just your normal ten-year-old tomboy, helping her dad run a tiny, run-down gas station in the middle of the desert. With no friends and no fun to be had, Avery has been teaching herself to do card tricks to entertain passing motorists,...

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Blue stars. Mission 1, The vice principal problem by Kekla Magoon

Blue stars. Mission 1, The vice principal problem

Kekla Magoon

Graphic novel

"Two everyday superheroes set out to save the world--starting with their school. When cousins Riley Halfmoon and Maya Dawn move to Urbanopolis to live with their activist grandma, they get off to a rocky start. Outgoing Riley misses her Muscogee cousins but is...

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Warriors. The rise of Scourge by Dan Jolley

Warriors. The rise of Scourge

Dan Jolley

Graphic novel

"When kittypet Tiny crosses paths with some wild forest cats defending their territory, they leave him with scars -- and a bitter, deep-seated grudge. As his reputation grows among the strays and loners that live in the dirty brick alleyways of Twolegplace, he...

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Too many golems  by Jane Yolen

Too many golems

Jane Yolen

Picture book

"Struggling with his Hebrew lessons, Abi takes an old scroll to help him practice and accidentally summons ten golems--who agree to come once a week to help him with his Hebrew."--Publisher.

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Arfy has a ball by Troy Cummings

Arfy has a ball

Troy Cummings

Graphic novel

"Arfy loves his forever home! He has his sweet person and so many toys! Arfy wants to play but what should he play with? A ball! That's it! But there are so many kinds of balls! Some balls are too big, some too heavy, and others are too far away. Will Arfy be...

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Strike hard!  by David Riley

Strike hard!

David Riley

"Strike Hard is the inspiring story of the Black Ferns Sevens' speedster and try-scoring machine, Michaela Blyde. Learn how Michaela grew up to become one of the best women's rugby players in the world .... and how hard work and determination can help you...

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Penguin and Pumpkin  by Salina Yoon

Penguin and Pumpkin

Salina Yoon

Picture book

"Curious about what fall is like in places that are not always white, Penguin and his friends fly to a pumpkin farm and bring back a surprise for Penguin's brother, Pumpkin, who couldn't come with them."--Publisher.

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Princess for a day  by Sarah Dyer

Princess for a day

Sarah Dyer

Picture book

"When Clementine decides that she is going to be a princess for the whole day, it falls to her little brother, Mungo, to satisfy her every demand, from a breakfast of cake and chocolate in bed to a special circus performance."--Publisher.

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I am a masterpiece!  by Mia Armstrong

I am a masterpiece!

Mia Armstrong

Picture book

"Tween actress Mia Armstrong celebrates her fun, funny, beautiful childhood living with Down syndrome in this debut picture book. Mia likes many of the things other people like-- going to the beach, the color blue, drawing. But she doesn't like when strangers...

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We found a hat  by Jon Klassen

We found a hat

Jon Klassen

Picture book

"Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat." -- Back cover.

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The apprentice witnesser  by Bren MacDibble

The apprentice witnesser

Bren MacDibble

Bastienne Scull is a young orphan who lives with the local Witnesser of Miracles, Lodyma Darsey, who investigates 'miraculous events' and spins them into stories she tells at the night markets. After Lodyma's husband and oldest son died of a sickness that...

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A recipe for magic potion  by Jack Henseleit

A recipe for magic potion

Jack Henseleit

Picture book

"About childhood play and the enduring magic of our natural world. To make a magic potion, you will need these things: A friend (or two or three), a bucket or a pot, or a hole, and ingredients."--Publisher.

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Happy all over  by Emma Quay

Happy all over

Emma Quay

Picture book

"Happy on the inside, inside-out. Happy all over - splash it all about. An irresistible celebration of the small joys to be found in the everyday."--Publisher.

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Marley's pride  by Joëlle Retener

Marley's pride

Joëlle Retener

Picture book

"Marley is a little nonbinary kid with big anxieties. Crowds? Pass. Loud noises? No, thanks. When their Zaza is up for an award at Pride, they want to go to the parade for the first time with their beloved grandparent. But can Marley overcome their fears?...

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Oh, are you awake?  by Bob Shea

Oh, are you awake?

Bob Shea

Picture book

"There once was a very sleepy penguin, who was best friends with a not-so-sleepy lion. A pitch-perfect comedy for anyone who has ever craved sleep-- and anyone too full of energy to settle down."--Publisher.

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Big bad dragon club  by author Beach

Big bad dragon club

author Beach

Picture book

"Scorch, Grub and Fang think they are a rather fearsome gang. But when their attempts to cause mayhem somehow keep misfiring and actually help people, will these three bad dragons turn good?"--Publisher.

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Click clack  by Pip (Children's story writer) Jones

Click clack

Pip (Children's story writer) Jones

Picture book

"Nitwig is tired of being alone, so she sets out to find a friend. And when she does, she uses her click-clacking knitting needles to make them something special. But Nitwig doesn't stop there, she knits mittens for mice and cowls for kittens, beanies for...

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This is the ship that Jack built  by Peter Millett

This is the ship that Jack built

Peter Millett

Picture book

Jack's ship has set sail with a precious cargo of gold in the hold, but a whole host of thieves are out to snatch it from under his nose. From the squid that opens the lid and the seal that tries to steal, to the cat and the rat and the whale with its splashy...

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Cattitude  by Bianca Schulze

Cattitude

Bianca Schulze

Picture book

"Cleo is a cat with an attitude. When people come to visit, she leaves the room without saying hello. She digs on the furniture despite being scolded by Mom, and she always sits in Dad's favorite chair. But despite it all, the young narrator loves Cleo just...

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This little kitty in the garden  by Karen Obuhanych

This little kitty in the garden

Karen Obuhanych

Picture book

"Five little kittens enjoy the wonders of spring as they spend time in the garden."--Publisher.

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Love comes first  by Jenna Bush Hager

Love comes first

Jenna Bush Hager

Picture book

"As two sisters watch their friends' families grow, they wish on a star for a sibling of their own-- and a younger brother and a baby cousin arrive! The new family members aren't exactly what the sisters expected, but with time and patience, the group soon...

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Martha maps it out in time!  by Leigh Hodgkinson

Martha maps it out in time!

Leigh Hodgkinson

Picture book

"Martha loves making maps! Step back in time with Martha's amazing maps, packed with cool facts and fun details. She meets dinosaurs, mammoths, and ancient sea creatures as she travels all the way back to the beginning of time-- and forwards to some of the...

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Brown bird  by Jane (Poet) Arthur

Brown bird

Jane (Poet) Arthur

"Eleven-year-old Rebecca tries to make herself invisible so people won't call her weird. Resigned to spending the holidays by herself in a new neighbourhood while her mum works long hours at the supermarket, she meets Chester, who has come to stay for the...

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Brave kāhu and the pōrangi magpie  by Shelley Burne-Field

Brave kāhu and the pōrangi magpie

Shelley Burne-Field

"Poto is the perfect fledgling - the apple of her father's eye and a natural at hunting and flying. Anything a kāhu is supposed to be good at, Poto can do best of all. She can't understand why her sister Whetū gets cross with her - its not her fault she's good...

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Boys don't fry  by Kimberly Lee

Boys don't fry

Kimberly Lee

Picture book

"Jin loves the aromas and the bubbly chatter coming from his kitchen. He loves to breathe in the bright citrusy notes of kaffir lime leaves and the zesty tang of lemongrass as his aunties float around as they dice, slice, and cook for the New Year. There's...

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Maisy loves bees  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy loves bees

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

"Maisy is finding out about the bees in her garden and learning why they are so important for our planet. What do bees do all day? Where do they live? Open out the final scene to see Maisy and the busy bees at work!"--Publisher.

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The wrong book  by Drew Daywalt

The wrong book

Drew Daywalt

Picture book

"In this giggle-inducing story, the narrator is wrong about everything, including that bicycles say cock-a-doodle-doo and firefighters shout Ding Dong! before putting out a fire, until the characters within the book set him straight."--Publisher.

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Whirly twirly me  by Manjeet Mann

Whirly twirly me

Manjeet Mann

Picture book

"A sensitive and reassuring picture book on understanding and handling big feelings. Some days are good days. Some days are bad days. And some days are whirly twirly days-- every everything just goes wrong. First your favourite cereal runs out, then a game at...

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Too much!  by Jolene. author. Gutiérrez

Too much!

Jolene. author. Gutiérrez

Picture book

"Sometimes everything is too much! Too loud, too bright, and all too overwhelming. Writing from her own experience with sensory processing disorder, Jolene Gutiérrez's compassionate picture book explores the struggles of a sensorily sensitive child and how...

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6 silly dinosaurs  by Adam Guillain

6 silly dinosaurs

Adam Guillain

Picture book

"Count along with 6 silly dinosaurs in this rhyming picture book! It's time for count and seek - would you like to come and play? Let's count up all the dinosaurs and see who's here today! Count and spot the silly dinosaurs in this madcap, rhyming picture...

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Cheeky Chick!  by Julia Jarman

Cheeky Chick!

Julia Jarman

Picture book

'Five little chicks hear Mother Hen say, "Play near the henhouse. Don't go away." Four little chicks say, "Yes, okay!" But one little chick says, "Phooey!" Cheeky Chick is curious and sets out to explore the farmyard on his own--- despite being told to stay...

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Animal snuggles  by Aimee Reid

Animal snuggles

Aimee Reid

Picture book

"This heartwarming, lullaby-like nonfiction picture book combines animal facts with a comforting message of love and belonging. With back matter about ways animals show love included, this sweet book is perfect for homes, schools, and libraries!"--

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Turbo's special delivery  by Jean Reagan

Turbo's special delivery

Jean Reagan

Picture book

"Turbo the truck loves to drive fast, but has to learn to slow down for a very special delivery"-- Provided by publisher.

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My sister  by Roger Hargreaves

My sister

Roger Hargreaves

Picture book

"Whether your sister is making you laugh with funny jokes or telling fantastically silly stories, she is always there to brighten up your day. With the help of Little Miss Chatterbox, Twins, Hug and lots more, you can show your sister how much you love her...

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Busy feet  by Marcia Berneger

Busy feet

Marcia Berneger

Picture book

"Little feet are so busy! From playtime to bath time and everything in between, it's so much fun for feet to move! Jump, spin, and march along as busy feet explore the world. Playful opposites -- tiptoe soft, stomp loud -- make movement...

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The odyssey  by Gillian Cross

The odyssey

Gillian Cross

"Homer's great story is retold with simplicity and style by award-winning children's writer Gillian Cross, and vividly brought to life in Neil Packer's stunning illustrations. It charts the ten year epic voyage of Odysseus as he returns from the Trojan War to...

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Twintastic  by Zoe Antoniades

Twintastic

Zoe Antoniades

Cally has a twin brother Jimmy, and he is always getting into some kind of mischief - which usually means double trouble! Thankfully their Greek granny is usually on hand to help - or add to the mayhem! In these four fab stories, the twins make a splash on...

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