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All kids new titles

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Plants vs. zombies. Volume 3 Garden warfare. by Paul Tobin

Plants vs. zombies. Volume 3 Garden warfare.

Paul Tobin

Book

"When Zomboss creates kid robots to mimic Nate and Patrice and lead the plants astray, Crazy Dave unleashes some new inventions--and introduces some surprising additions to the Neighborville team!"--

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Long ago, on a silent night  by Julie Berry

Long ago, on a silent night

Julie Berry

Picture book

A mother talks to her baby, recounting the Christmas story, and linking it to the love and hope she feels for her own child.

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Ariba  by Masha Manapov

Ariba

Masha Manapov

Book

"Marcus's joy over a new pair of shoes prompts his grandfather to tell him a story about Ariba, who has an unusual relationship with a persistent pair of shoes."--Provided by publisher.

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The adventures of Tutu and Tula Christmas  by John H. Gray

The adventures of Tutu and Tula Christmas

John H. Gray

Picture book

"The charming story of a turtle family who resides in the Caribbean waters off the coast of Aruba. Christmas has arrived and the father, Papa George, has returned to the island from working on another island. The family is joyed to have him home and ...

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Uncle Hen's gumboots  by Liam Dwyer

Uncle Hen's gumboots

Liam Dwyer

Picture book

"Returning home after work Uncle Hen makes an amazing discovery that changes the lives of eveyone in the school forever ... Join Uncle Hen, and his gumboots as the story unfolds"--Back cover.

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Keep trying, Aladdin!  by Sue Nicholson

Keep trying, Aladdin!

Sue Nicholson

Picture book

Once upon a time, there was a misty blue mountain. Below the misty blue mountain was a wild, dark forest and by the wild, dark forest was a village. The village had a stream and a duck pond and an old red apple tree and it was home to Aladdin and his...

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The princess rules  by Philippa Gregory

The princess rules

Philippa Gregory

Book

Princess Florizella was friends with some of the princesses who had studied the Princess Rules, and behaved just as the Rules said they should. Florizella thought their hair was lovely: so golden and so very long. And their clothes were nice: so rich...

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Big friends, little book  by Paula Vásquez

Big friends, little book

Paula Vásquez

Picture book

Paula Vásquez's charming illustrations of best friends, Bird and Alligator, help teach opposite concepts of up and down, little and big, open and closed, out and in, short and tall, clean and dirty, dry and wet, noisy and quiet, near and far, awake and...

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The smelly giant  by author Kurahau

The smelly giant

author Kurahau

Picture book

"Gentle, clever Toe Jam grows to be huge, and this causes a problem because his feet smell. The bigger he gets the worse the smell. Toe Jam is kind, but the people tease him and avoid him, and finally, they make him leave and live far away. Toe Jam never...

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Ultimate slime  by Alyssa Jagan

Ultimate slime

Alyssa Jagan

Book

Take your slime to the next level! In Ultimate Slime Extreme Edition, you’ll find 100+ new, awesome, borax-free slime recipes and projects from slime master Alyssa J of @CraftySlimeCreator! Slime Start-Up: Begin with essential ingredients and basic r...

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Wonders of the world  by Daniela Celli

Wonders of the world

Daniela Celli

Book

This book is an atlas, dedicated to present some of the most famous monuments in the world. The idea is to tell the story of each building in the most captivating way. To realize this purpose, the story is told by a famous character who is involved in...

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Artie Conan Doyle and the scarlet phantom  by Robert J. Harris

Artie Conan Doyle and the scarlet phantom

Robert J. Harris

Book

One day Arthur Conan Doyle will create the greatest detective of all -- Sherlock Holmes. But right now, Artie Conan Doyle is a twelve-year-old Edinburgh schoolboy with a mystery of his own to solve. Artie and his best friend Ham are investigating the...

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Butterflies for Grandpa Joe  by Nicola Davies

Butterflies for Grandpa Joe

Nicola Davies

Book

Grandpa Joe is butterfly bonkers. There's nothing he loves more than photographing the fluttering, colourful creatures in his garden. But since Ben's granny passed away, Grandpa Joe has changed. He doesn't want to go outside or talk or smile. It's like...

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The Loud house. #8, "Livin' la casa Loud!"

The Loud house. #8, "Livin' la casa Loud!"

Book

"Lincoln Loud and Ronnie Anne Santiago have a lot in common. They are both surrounded by their large families, both have had their fair share of hand me downs, and both the same age. Join Ronnie Anne, Lincoln and their big and loud families as they f...

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Bakugan gaming guide.

Bakugan gaming guide.

Book

Outlines the rules to both core and pro versions of the game and offers tips for head-to-head Bakugan battles.

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Santa's puppy  by Cathy Hapka

Santa's puppy

Cathy Hapka

Book

When eight-year-old Chris discovers a fluffy, white puppy wedged inside his family's chimney on Chrismas morning, he knows exactly how it got there because the dog tells him. It turns out Peppermint Bark stowed away in Santa's sleigh, got left behind...

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Bugs  by Pamela Hickman

Bugs

Pamela Hickman

Book

This beautifully illustrated, informative book explores everything you've ever wanted to know about bugs and where to find them. In this second book in the Nature All Around series, young readers will learn all about true bugs, complete and incomplet...

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The case of maker mischief  by Liam O'Donnell

The case of maker mischief

Liam O'Donnell

Book

Myron, the third-grade detective who loves logic, facts, and solving mysteries, gets the chance to crack another case when he finds out his classmate Jordan's robot has been stolen. Together with his detective partner, the hyper-energetic Hajrah, Myron...

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The secret of the tattered shoes  by Jackie Morris

The secret of the tattered shoes

Jackie Morris

Picture book

The Secret of the Tattered Shoes is a fresh interpretation of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale about twelve princesses who are locked in at night, yet whose dancing shoes are still worn down by morning. A young soldier is tasked to discover thei...

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Goosebumps. Horrors of the witch house by Denton J. Tipton

Goosebumps. Horrors of the witch house

Denton J. Tipton

Book

"The kid-friendly horror series returns with all-new stories for a new generation, bringing the terrifying world of R.L. Stine to graphic novel form. All the kids in Beaver Creek, Oregon, know that the old Whaley House is probably haunted, so when young...

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Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey

Fetch-22

Dav Pilkey

Book

"Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand-new lease on life. While Petey's reevaluated what matters most, Li'l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world. Can Petey and Dog Man stop fighting like cats and dogs long enough to put their ...

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Olivia's curtain call  by Lyn Gardner

Olivia's curtain call

Lyn Gardner

Book

Olivia and her friends are auditioning for a production of Romeo and Juliet in the West End. It makes Olivia realise just how much she wants to be an actress, like her mum was. But her father asks her to perform with him in a high-wire stunt instead....

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Isabella the Butterfly Sister  by Amber Castle

Isabella the Butterfly Sister

Amber Castle

Book

"When eleven-year-old Gwen ventures into the forest beyond her castle home she comes across the magical island of Avalon and her life changes forever. The lady of the lake, Nineve, asks Gwen to embark on a quest to protect the enchanted island of Avalon...

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Rainbow street pets  by Wendy Orr

Rainbow street pets

Wendy Orr

Book

What would you do if you lost a pet? Where would you go if you found one? At the Rainbow Street Shelter a cockatoo will greet you and a little round dog will make you welcome. Meet Bear the border collie, Buster the marmalade cat, and Bessy the goat,...

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Curious George and the fire-fighters  by Margret Rey

Curious George and the fire-fighters

Margret Rey

Picture book

The inquisitive little monkey gets himself into trouble...again! George and the man with the yellow hat take a trip to the fire station, and George finds all sorts of new things to explore. When one curious monkey meets a company of unsuspecting fire...

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The hodgeheg  by Dick King-Smith

The hodgeheg

Dick King-Smith

Book

The hedgehog family of Number 5A long to reach the park across the road, but the traffic is so busy it is impossible to cross in safety. Young Max had noticed that humans are able to cross the road quite easily so, as he points out to his Pa one evening,...

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Library buddy  by Carol Kim

Library buddy

Carol Kim

Book

Shawn and Kat Choi try to find a new activity that a goldendoodle with failing eyesight will love.

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Dog sled star  by Carol Kim

Dog sled star

Carol Kim

Book

Shawn and Kat Choi need to find a way to channel a playful Siberian husky's energy before the dog is banned from the park forever.

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Bet you didn't know!. 2

Bet you didn't know!. 2

Book

Did you know that scallops have dozens of tiny blue eyes? That glass can form when lightning strikes sand? Or that Formula 1 race cars could theoretically drive upside down at superhigh speeds? There's a lot to know, and we bet you'll have fun learning...

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Animal showdown. Round 2  by Stephanie Warren Drimmer

Animal showdown. Round 2

Stephanie Warren Drimmer

Book

Get ready to sink your teeth into more epic animal matchups in this exciting sequel to Animal Smackdown, where awesome creature contenders go head-to-head to see who reigns supreme! A great white shark vs. a saltwater crocodile battling it out for fi...

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Think smart, be fearless  by Sharon Mentyka

Think smart, be fearless

Sharon Mentyka

Book

A gorgeously illustrated children's biography of Bill Gates, from his childhood through his days at Microsoft.

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How?  by Catherine Ripley

How?

Catherine Ripley

Book

"When Oma arrives to stay with Jake, Lizzie, and their parents, they want to make her visit extra special - so off the family goes to Jake's birthday party, the library, the beach, and many other places! These familiar childhood excursions prompt man...

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If you ever want to bring a piano to the beach, don't!  by Elise Parsley

If you ever want to bring a piano to the beach, don't!

Elise Parsley

Picture book

Magnolia is a little girl with a big idea, determination, and one very heavy upright piano that she insists on taking with her to the beach, but in a series of mishaps, Magnolia quickly learns that a piano does not mix well with sand, sun, and seagul...

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Freckle juice  by Judy Blume

Freckle juice

Judy Blume

Book

Andrew wants freckles. He wants to be like Nicky Lane, who has millions of them. If he had freckles like Nicky, then his mother would never notice when his neck was dirty. He wouldn't have to wash and he'd never be late for school. So when Andrew hears...

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Busy builders

Busy builders

Picture book

Move the bricks and pile them high. Buildings reaching to the sky! Make the building site come to life: climb a ladder, make a crane lift heavy loads high up into the sky, and knock down a building with a giant wrecking ball.

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That's not my piglet--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my piglet--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

This is a delightful, brand new title in the award-winning "That's Not My..." series which has sold approximately ten million titles world-wide. Babies and little children will love exploring the different touchy-feely textures on the pandas. Which bits...

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Bramblestar's storm  by Erin Hunter

Bramblestar's storm

Erin Hunter

Book

"As the new leader of ThunderClan, Bramblestar must prepare to weather a storm the likes of which the warrior Clans have never seen--and might not survive"--

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Round trip  by Ann Jonas

Round trip

Ann Jonas

Picture book

Black and white illustrations and text record the sights on a day trip to the city and back home again to the country. The trip to the city is read from front to back and the return trip from back to front, upside down.

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The sniffles for Bear  by Bonny Becker

The sniffles for Bear

Bonny Becker

Picture book

Certain that no one has even been as sick as he is, Bear resists Mouse's efforts to cheer him and cure his cold.

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That's not my donkey-- its tummy is too squashy  by Fiona Watt

That's not my donkey-- its tummy is too squashy

Fiona Watt

Picture book

"Suitable for very young children, this title enables them to develop important language and sensory skills.

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The world's best Karlson  by Astrid Lindgren

The world's best Karlson

Astrid Lindgren

Book

Smidge is used to Karlson, the funny little man with a propeller on his back, living on the roof. They are firm friends. Now, anytime Karlson pops in, Smidge knows that there's fun and adventure in store. In this collection of stories, they flood the...

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Little house in the Highlands  by Melissa Wiley

Little house in the Highlands

Melissa Wiley

Book

An abridged version of the childhood adventures in the Scottish countryside of six-year-old Martha Morse, who would grow up to become the great-grandmother of author Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

J. K. Rowling

Book

"When the government of the magic world and authorities at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry refuse to believe in the growing threat of a freshly revived Lord Voldemort, fifteen-year-old Harry Potter finds support from his loyal friends in facing...

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Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs  by Ian Whybrow

Harry and the bucketful of dinosaurs

Ian Whybrow

Picture book

When helping his Gran tidy up the attic, Harry finds a bucketful of dusty plastic dinosaurs. He gives them all names and takes them everywhere. Then one day his beloved dinosaurs get lost.

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The grim grotto  by Lemony Snicket

The grim grotto

Lemony Snicket

Book

Still pursued by the evil Count Olaf, the Baudelaire orphans attempt to reach a very important VFD meeting, but first they must travel in a rattletrap submarine to the Gorgonian Grotto, a dangerous underwater cave, in search of the sugar bowl.

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The black stallion returns  by Walter Farley

The black stallion returns

Walter Farley

Book

When his rightful owner repossesses the Black, eighteen-year-old Alec travels across the deserts of Arabia to find the great stallion and helps to solve a tribal feud.

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Where the world ends  by Geraldine McCaughrean

Where the world ends

Geraldine McCaughrean

Book

"In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned. And how can they sur...

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Violet ink  by Rebecca Westcott

Violet ink

Rebecca Westcott

Book

Violet Ink is a beautiful and brilliant story of two sisters, which fans of Cathy Cassidy and Jacqueline Wilson will love. Quiet, contemplative Izzy has always adored her charismatic, confident older sister, Alex. But when Alex starts going out with...

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Smells like dog  by Suzanne Selfors

Smells like dog

Suzanne Selfors

Book

When farm boy Homer Pudding's explorer-uncle dies and leaves him a droopy dog with a mysterious coin hidden on its collar, it leads him to The City, where they meet Madame La Directeur, the conniving head of the Natural History Museum, who is trying to...

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Flashing fire engines  by Tony Mitton

Flashing fire engines

Tony Mitton

Picture book

Jump aboard the fire engine and join a band of brave animal firefighters.

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Don't read this book before dinner  by Anna Claybourne

Don't read this book before dinner

Anna Claybourne

Book

Surprising, and disgusting, facts and stories about animals, nature and the world around us.

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Who was Mister Rogers?  by Diane Bailey

Who was Mister Rogers?

Diane Bailey

Book

Even though he's best known for his successful PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Fred Rogers never dreamed of working in television. In fact, he hated the very first program that he ever watched! Join author Diane Bailey as she takes readers through...

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The fire keeper  by Jennifer Cervantes

The fire keeper

Jennifer Cervantes

Book

Zane Obispo's new life on a beautiful secluded tropical island, complete with his family and closest friends, should be perfect. But he can't control his newfound fire skills yet (inherited from his father, the Maya god Hurakan); there's a painful rift...

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Hercules and the nine-headed Hydra  by Tracey West

Hercules and the nine-headed Hydra

Tracey West

Book

When Hercules vandalizes Eurythseus' temple and Eurythseus threatens war with the Olympians, the Oracle Pythia decides that Hercules must present him with a scale from the nine-headed serpent, Hydra, to make amends.

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Alphabit  by Juan Carlos Solon

Alphabit

Juan Carlos Solon

Picture book

Inspired by 8-bit video games, and with a simple quest narrative, the reader discovers first words from A to Z.

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The big book of bling  by Rose M. Davidson

The big book of bling

Rose M. Davidson

Book

Feast your eyes on the most briliant bling from around the world in this opulent opus, celebrating iridescent animals, things that glitter and glow, a wealth of shiny wonders, and more lavish luxuries from our planet. Did you know that with its 2,868...

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Fairy  by Steve Barlow

Fairy

Steve Barlow

Book

In Fairy, you are a captain in the Fairy Guard. You are called upon to protect the magical land of Mab from an Evil Elf, who has stolen your land's protective magic: the golden casket. Will you be able to save Mab from a horrible fate? It's up to you...

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Liz and the nosy neighbor  by Callie Barkley

Liz and the nosy neighbor

Callie Barkley

Book

"Liz has a big class project to complete but how can she focus on it when her nosy new neighbor seems to be popping up everywhere? Liz must solve both problems in the nineteenth book of the Critter Club series. When a boy Liz's age moves in next door,...

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Steven Universe. Harmony by S. M. Vidaurri

Steven Universe. Harmony

S. M. Vidaurri

Book

"Steven and the Crystal Gems embark on an epic musical journey. After the Harmony Core, an ancient Diamond Authority artifact, accidentally activates on Earth, capturing the people of Beach City, it's up to Steven to save the day. Responsible for guarding...

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LEGO Ninjago, Masters of Spinjitzu  by Hannah Dolan

LEGO Ninjago, Masters of Spinjitzu

Hannah Dolan

Book

"Jump into the world of Lego Ninjago minifigures, weapons and battles. The Visual Dictionary is packed with all the exciting Lego Ninjago minifigures, including great heroes, mortal enemies and amazing weapons. Explore dramatic story lines from Lego ...

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The scarecrows' wedding  by Julia Donaldson

The scarecrows' wedding

Julia Donaldson

Picture book

A wedding that no one will ever forget.' And so begin the plans for the best wedding the barnyard has ever seen! The scarecrow couple sets off for a hunt round the farm for everything they need for the festivities -- a big white dress, rings, wedding...

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The house of Hades  by Rick Riordan

The house of Hades

Rick Riordan

Book

"If the five demigods can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors of Death and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors...

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The one and only Ivan  by Katherine Applegate

The one and only Ivan

Katherine Applegate

Book

"When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life“--Provided by publisher.

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Sky hawk  by Gill Lewis

Sky hawk

Gill Lewis

Book

When Callum and his friends find Iona on Callum's farm they try to chase her back into the village. But Iona runs from them up into the hills. It is late and dark and snow lies in the mountain gullies. Worried for Iona's safety, Callum follows to find...

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Great big train  by Benedict Blathwayt

Great big train

Benedict Blathwayt

Picture book

When a lorry driver scoffs at the Little Red Train for looking old and useless, Duffy is quite upset. But the Little Red Train soon proves its worth when terrible traffic breakdowns and faulty lights stop the lorries being able to deliver.

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The Dumb Bunnies' Easter  by Dav Pilkey

The Dumb Bunnies' Easter

Dav Pilkey

Picture book

Momma Bunny is really dumb. Poppa Bunny is even dumber. Baby Bunny is the dumbest bunny of all. So on December 24th, they decorate the tree, stuff the turkey and paint the fried eggs. That can only mean one thing, it's Easter time at the Dumb Bunnies'...

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Spot can count  by Eric Hill

Spot can count

Eric Hill

Picture book

"Spot Can Count is a classic Spot book by Eric Hill. In this classic Spot book, flaps on every page reveal an increasing number of surprises as every toddler's favourite puppy, Spot, counts from one to ten, meeting farm animals along the way. One small...

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Because of Winn-Dixie  by Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn-Dixie

Kate DiCamillo

Book

"One summer's day ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the supermarket - and comes back with a dog. Winn-Dixie is big, skinny and smelly with a winning smile. Through him, Opal gets to know lots of people and finally discovers what happened to...

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Spot's birthday party  by Eric Hill

Spot's birthday party

Eric Hill

Picture book

Spot and his animal friends play hide-and-seek at his birthday party. Flaps conceal the hidden guests.

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Mulan  by Faye-Lynn Wu

Mulan

Faye-Lynn Wu

Picture book

Mulan, the legendary woman warrior, comes to life in this empowering retelling of The Ballad of Mulan with stunning full-color illustrations by New York Times bestseller Joy Ang. Mulan loves nothing more than her family. She will do anything for them--even...

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Star Wars adventures. Volume 7, Pomp and circumstance

Star Wars adventures. Volume 7, Pomp and circumstance

Book

"Join Chewie, Poe Dameron, BB-8, and Luke Skywalker in these adventures that span the Star Wars universe and the saga's entire history... Chewie is all alone with a perplexing new problem that is a major pain in his hide and the iconic Wookiee will have...

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Poems from a green and blue planet

Poems from a green and blue planet

Book

A stunning collection of new and classic poems from around the world celebrating the diversity of life on our green and blue planet, to be shared with all the family. With new poems from Raymond Antrobus, Mona Arshi, Kate Tempest, Hollie McNish, Dean...

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The legend of Korra. Part two Ruins of the empire. by Michael Dante DiMartino

The legend of Korra. Part two Ruins of the empire.

Michael Dante DiMartino

Book

"What will it take to stop a war? King Wu's dreams of peacefully transitioning the Earth Kingdom into a democracy are in danger when Commander Guan throws his political hat in the ring, hoping to subvert the new system from the inside out. But playing...

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Pip the little penguin  by Roger Priddy

Pip the little penguin

Roger Priddy

Picture book

A heart-warming tale of a penguin who learns to love being himself.

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Trick or trap  by R. L. Stine

Trick or trap

R. L. Stine

Book

On Halloween, Scott and Amanda plan to get revenge on their bullies by luring them into a supposedly haunted house filled with traps, but soon the house has plans of its own.

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Spot loves nursery  by Eric Hill

Spot loves nursery

Eric Hill

Picture book

Join Spot in a brand new story all about his first day at nursery school. There are lots of friends to meet and fun things to do before Mum comes to pick Spot up at the end of the day.

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Tall and short  by Jonathan Litton

Tall and short

Jonathan Litton

Picture book

From a heavyweight hippo to a feather-light frog, this peek-through collection of animal opposites makes learning come to life!

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Superworm  by Julia Donaldson

Superworm

Julia Donaldson

Picture book

"Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! Watch him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for Superworm!"--Publisher description.

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Dog  by Matthew Van Fleet

Dog

Matthew Van Fleet

Picture book

Twenty breeds of capering canines demonstrate action words, opposites, synonyms, and more. Small children will enjoy the pictures of dogs of all kinds in this book and also enjoy pulling the tabs and stroking fluffy bits!

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The legend of the worst boy in the world  by Eoin Colfer

The legend of the worst boy in the world

Eoin Colfer

Book

Every Saturday, while helping polish the lens of the lighthouse his grandfather tends, nine-year-old Will tells a tale he hopes will top Grandad's, but Grandad always wins until Dad reminds Will of a long-forgotten escapade with his brother.

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Where's Spot?  by Eric Hill

Where's Spot?

Eric Hill

Picture book

A mother dog finds eight other animals hiding around the house before finding her lost puppy.

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Sammy the seal  by Syd Hoff

Sammy the seal

Syd Hoff

Book

Anxious to see what life is like outside the zoo, Sammy the seal explores the city, goes to school, and plays with the children but decides that there really is no place like home.

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The legend of Spud Murphy  by Eoin Colfer

The legend of Spud Murphy

Eoin Colfer

Book

During the holidays, Will and his big brother Marty are packed off to the library, the home of the dreaded librarian Spud Murphy, who uses a spud gun on kids who put a foot wrong. Eventually, Will and Marty discover a love of books and that Mrs Murphy...

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There's a boy in the girls bathroom  by Louis Sachar

There's a boy in the girls bathroom

Louis Sachar

Book

"Give me a dollar or I'll spit on you. Meet Bradley Chalkers. He's the oldest child in the class. He tells ENORMOUS lies. He picks fights with girls. The teachers say he has 'serious behaviour problems'. And no one likes him ...Except Carla, the new...

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City of the rats  by Emily Rodda

City of the rats

Emily Rodda

Book

Lief, Barda and Jasmine - companions with nothing in common but their hatred of the enemy - are on a perilous quest to see the seven lost gems of the magic Belt of Deltora. Only when the Belt is complete once more can the evil Shadow Lord be overthro...

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The lake of tears  by Emily Rodda

The lake of tears

Emily Rodda

Book

To find the second stone from the Belt of Deltora, the three heroes must travel through territory ruled by the monster-sorceress Thaegan.

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Cara and the wizard  by Liz Flanagan

Cara and the wizard

Liz Flanagan

Book

When Cara's beloved sister, Caitlin, disappears from their home in Ireland, Cara sets out to find her carrying only their parents' blessing and a few trinkets on a journey that leads to the home of an evil wizard.

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The ghost collector  by Allison Mills

The ghost collector

Allison Mills

Book

Ghosts aren't meant to stick around forever . . . Ghosts are everywhere in Shelly's life. Recently passed people, pets, and a boy who lives in the local graveyard and lends her Smiths tapes are all part of spirit world she and her grandmother are privy...

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The Fire Bay adventure  by Fleur Hitchcock

The Fire Bay adventure

Fleur Hitchcock

Book

For Aiden, Chloe, Ava and Josh, holidays at their grandparents' cottage mean wild beaches, no curfew, Bella the dog, and most of all, adventure! Everyone is really excited about the autumn Fire Festival. Bonfires, barrel rolling, music and fireworks!...

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Rowan and the Zebak  by Emily Rodda

Rowan and the Zebak

Emily Rodda

Book

When his little sister Annad is snatched from Rin by a monstrous flying creature. Rowan must travel to the distant land of Rin's ancient enemies, the Zebak, to rescue her. The journey is perilous one, and Rowan and his companions have only a series o...

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The starlit loom  by Ted Sanders

The starlit loom

Ted Sanders

Book

For centuries, the Keepers and the Wardens have been guarding the mysterious Mothergates, a source of incredible power. But now the Mothergates are dying, and Horace and his fellow Keepers know that the weakened gates may unleash a dangerous force that...

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How to train your dragon  by Cressida Cowell

How to train your dragon

Cressida Cowell

Book

"Hiccup Haddock Horrendous III was a truly extraordinary Viking hero. The warrior chieftain and awesome sword fighter was known as 'the Dragon Whisperer', on account of his power over these terrifying beasts. But it wasn't always like that, and this is...

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The dragon princess  by E. D. Baker

The dragon princess

E. D. Baker

Book

This is the story of Emma's daughter, Millie, who is trying to survive being a magical princess who happens to keep turning into a dragon. When she cannot stop her own magic any other way, she and three friends (one vampire, one troll and her cousin,...

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Roar  by Jonathan Litton

Roar

Jonathan Litton

Picture book

Bright rainbow-colored artwork, die-cut finger holes and cheerful rhyming text combine in a colorful story that invites children to guess which featured animal is the loudest of all.

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Alphabet  by Alain Grée

Alphabet

Alain Grée

Picture book

Suitable for ages 2-4 years, this title features vintage illustrations that leap out from every page. It helps children learn their first words with the aid of illustrations.

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That's not my mermaid--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my mermaid--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

"A small mouse, who appears in each picture, explains why each of a succession of mermaids are not his. With differently textured areas in each illustration children can feel the book as well as listen to the story."--Cataloguer.

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Spot goes to the park  by Eric Hill

Spot goes to the park

Eric Hill

Picture book

At the park Spot and his friends like to play with a ball.

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Funnybones  by Janet Ahlberg

Funnybones

Janet Ahlberg

Picture book

A big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton, who live in the dark cellar of a dark house on a dark hill, venture out one night to find someone to scare. When they can't find anyone, they amuse themselves by scaring each other and playing with...

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Holes  by Louis Sachar

Holes

Louis Sachar

Book

As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of him...

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