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All kids new titles

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Find out what's new and cool! Fun and fascinating fiction and nonfiction for pre-school and school age kids. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Annie B., made for TV  by Amy Dixon

Annie B., made for TV

Amy Dixon

Book

Eleven-year-old Annie, who always feels not quite as good as her best friend, feels her time to shine has come when she gets to audition for a local show.

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Waste of space  by Stuart Gibbs

Waste of space

Stuart Gibbs

Book

In 2041 on Moon Base Alpha, thirteen-year-old Dash must solve the mystery of how Lars was poisoned before the base loses oxygen, forcing the colonists to return to Earth.

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A legend of starfire  by Marissa Burt

A legend of starfire

Marissa Burt

Book

The Land of Nod used to be just a name in a nursery rhyme to Wren. But when she discovered the secret magic of stardust, she learned that some of those rhymes had secrets of their own -- and the Land of Nod is real. A few months ago, the evil Magician...

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Patrick Griffin's last breakfast on earth  by Ned Rust

Patrick Griffin's last breakfast on earth

Ned Rust

Book

"A 12-year-old boy sets out on a crazy adventure through parallel worlds and learns he and a giant bunny are the key to saving the universe"--

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Secret of the Oracle  by Saviour Pirotta

Secret of the Oracle

Saviour Pirotta

Book

The second book in the ancient Greek Mysteries series, a thrilling follow up to Mark of the Cyclops, is a mix of Sherlock Holmes and ancient Greece from bestselling author Saviour Pirotta, with stunning illustrations from up-and-coming illustrator Fr...

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The secrets of the Superglue Sisters  by Susie (Susanna Mary) Day

The secrets of the Superglue Sisters

Susie (Susanna Mary) Day

Book

Georgie's mum and Jem's dad have finally bought a house together, and they get to share a home at last, just like they always wanted. School is a bit more challenging. Miss Eagle wants the whole class to start a self-esteem project. They'll write their...

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A storm of strawberries  by Jo Cotterill

A storm of strawberries

Jo Cotterill

Book

Darby is twelve and has Down's syndrome. Her favourite things are music, chocolate, and her big sister Kaydee. It's nearly time for the annual chocolate hunt, the highlight of Darby's year, but Kaydee has brought a friend home for the weekend. Suddenly...

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Shine mountain  by Julie Hunt

Shine mountain

Julie Hunt

Book

On his deathbed, Ellie's pop reveals a secret - a magical button-box. It's a musical instrument from the Gleam country - a land far from Spit Farm and the mountains, with talking goats, sweet grass and corn that grows so high you have to fell it with...

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Fly me home  by Polly Ho-Yen

Fly me home

Polly Ho-Yen

Book

Feeling lost and alone in a strange new city, Leelu wishes she could fly away back home - her real home where her dad is, thousands of miles away. London is cold and grey and the neighbours are noisy and there's concrete everywhere. But Leelu is not ...

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The WingsnatchersWingsnatchers  by Sarah Jean Horwitz

The WingsnatchersWingsnatchers

Sarah Jean Horwitz

Book

Aspiring inventor and magician's apprentice Felix Carmer III is aided by Grit, a fiery, flightless faerie princess, in winning a magic competition, in exchange for him helping Grit investigate a string of faerie disappearances.

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Kitten rescue  by Lucy Daniels

Kitten rescue

Lucy Daniels

Book

With exciting animal rescues and real-life care tips, this is the perfect series for young animal lovers! Animal-mad Amelia is sad about moving house, until she discovers Animal Ark, where vets look after all kinds of animals in need. When they discover...

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Nightbooks  by J. A. White

Nightbooks

J. A. White

Book

Alex's original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon he'll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. He's loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most don't have a happily ever after. Now...

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The turning  by Emily Whitman

The turning

Emily Whitman

Book

"Aran has never truly fit in with his selkie clan. He was born in his human form, without a pelt to transform him into a sleek, strong seal. Each day he waits, left behind while his selkie family explores the deep ocean. What if his pelt never comes?...

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Brick building 101  by Courtney Sanchez

Brick building 101

Courtney Sanchez

Book

"With [this book] kids will combine their love of LEGO® bricks with learning about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) in one fun, educational book. Each project includes large, full-color photo instructions ; project preparation ideas...

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Isabel and cloud  by Julie Sykes

Isabel and cloud

Julie Sykes

Book

"Isabel loves racing around Unicorn Academy with her wonderful unicorn, Cloud. She can't wait for him to discover his magical power! Someone has cast a bad spell on Sparkle Lake.Isabel and Cloud will have to learn to trust each other as they go on a ...

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The haunted mask 2  by R. L Stine

The haunted mask 2

R. L Stine

Book

Steve Boswell gets a mask that looks like a creepy old man. Too bad he's starting to feel so old, so tired, and so evil!

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Just breathe  by Andrew Daddo

Just breathe

Andrew Daddo

Book

Hendrix's father has a vision - to see Hendrix run for Australia at the Olympics. Hendrix's days are completely mapped out - what he eats, when he trains, when he sleeps - even the air he breathes. A girl was never meant to part of that vision, es...

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Attack of the zombie bunnies  by Steve Barlow

Attack of the zombie bunnies

Steve Barlow

Book

Take on the role of a cartoon hero in this fully interactive, wacky, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story.YOU live in a small, dull town with your ma and pa, and while they are perfectly happy growing fruit and veg for the ever-expanding population,...

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Kung fu kitten  by Steve Barlow

Kung fu kitten

Steve Barlow

Book

Take on the role of a cartoon hero in this fully interactive, wacky, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story.YOU live in a small, dull town with your ma and pa, and while they are perfectly happy growing fruit and veg for the ever-expanding population,...

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Miss Communication  by Jennifer L. Holm

Miss Communication

Jennifer L. Holm

Book

After finally getting a cell phone, Babymouse tries to increase her popularity in middle school by becoming the queen of social media.

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Isadora Moon has a birthday  by Harriet Muncaster

Isadora Moon has a birthday

Harriet Muncaster

Book

Half-fairy, half-vampire Isadora Moon wants a normal human birthday party, but will her parents be able to meet her request?

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Now we are six  by A. A. (Alan Alexander) Milne

Now we are six

A. A. (Alan Alexander) Milne

Book

Verses, many of them humorous, written (sometimes) about and (possibly) for Christopher Robin Milne by his father in the 1920's.

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The kids' turn to cook  by Margaret Brooker

The kids' turn to cook

Margaret Brooker

Book

Provides step-by-step instructions for a variety of recipes, from starters to desserts. Includes notes on safety.

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My family divided  by Diane Guerrero

My family divided

Diane Guerrero

Book

"The star of Orange Is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, Diane Guerrero presents her personal story in this middle grade memoir about her parents' deportation and the nightmarish struggles of undocumented immigrants and their American children"--

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Pass go and collect $200  by Tanya Lee Stone

Pass go and collect $200

Tanya Lee Stone

Book

"A nonfiction picture book history of Monopoly, one of the world's most famous games" --

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Let's hatch chicks!  by Lisa Steele

Let's hatch chicks!

Lisa Steele

Book

In this book you ll meet Violet, a plucky and fun-loving chicken. Violet has an exciting secret: she s ready to be a mom! Join Violet as she keeps her eggs warm and protects them from danger. See what happens each week as the chick grows inside the egg....

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The chosen ones by Scarlett Thomas

The chosen ones

Scarlett Thomas

Audio CD

"Effie Truelove has just been expelled from magic class. If she can find a copy of The Chosen Ones to give her father, then she might be able to fix everything. The only problem is that Albion Freake, the richest man in the world is paying for them to...

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Grandad Mandela  by Zindzi Mandela

Grandad Mandela

Zindzi Mandela

Book

The great-grandchildren of Nelson Mandela ask their grandmother fifteen questions about the former South African president, from his activism work, his Nobel Peace Prize, and his time in prison.

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The world's worst children. 2 by David Walliams

The world's worst children. 2

David Walliams

Audio CD

"If you thought you had heard about the World's Worst Children already, you're in for a rather nasty shock. The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this audiobook are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine! This gorgeou...

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The world's worst children by David Walliams

The world's worst children

David Walliams

Audio CD

"Are you ready to meet the World's Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls! Meet TV super-fan, Sofia Sofa, so stuck to the sofa that she's turning into one; Dribbling Drew, a boy whose drool gets him into trouble; and not forgettin...

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Marie Curie  by Isabel Thomas

Marie Curie

Isabel Thomas

Book

"Marie Curie was a brilliant scientist who coined the term `radioactivity', discovered polonium and radium, and helped develop treatments for cancer. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, but her dedication to physics ultimately caused her death...

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Finding home  by Perdita Finn

Finding home

Perdita Finn

Book

"When a huge storm makes a mess in the land of Junglewood, Patter Peacock and her animal bestie, Flap, are washed away from their home and all the way to Wonderwood! But their day starts to look sunnier when Patter and Flap are welcomed by the Enchantimals...

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Evie Brooks in Central Park showdown  by Sheila Agnew

Evie Brooks in Central Park showdown

Sheila Agnew

Book

Evie Brooks is having the time of her life in New York, despite having to start her first day of school with a stye on her eye and a skirt so short it shows off her baby giraffe legs. Nevertheless, Evie makes new friends - maybe even a boyfriend, although...

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Seuss-isms!  by Dr Seuss

Seuss-isms!

Dr Seuss

Book

This book full of valuable advice is a must-have for every age. Whether someone is just starting out in life, or they are already off and running, this humorous and inspiring compilation is the perfect companion to have by their side!

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In the year of the boar and Jackie Robinson  by Bette Lord

In the year of the boar and Jackie Robinson

Bette Lord

Book

Shirley Temple Wong sails from China to America with a heart full of dreams. Her new home is Brooklyn, New York. America is indeed a land full of wonders, but Shirley doesn't know any English, so it's hard to make friends. Then a miracle-baseball-happens....

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Space fortress  by Stephanie Bendixsen

Space fortress

Stephanie Bendixsen

Book

Welcome to Level 4: Space fortress, a game of exploration, aliens and angry robots with lasers! After only just managing to escape Level 3, gaming heroes Rip and Mei now find themselves drifting through the galaxy in a leaky spaceship! Their only chance...

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Goal power  by Meredith Costain

Goal power

Meredith Costain

Book

Amethyst has started a soccer club for girls only and Ella is super excited to be part of it! She is on the club committee and dreams of being a striker and scoring all the goals. But then Ella discovers something that fills her with desperating despair....

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A wild adventure  by Yvette Poshoglian

A wild adventure

Yvette Poshoglian

Book

Ella and Olivia are going to a native animal park! But are they prepared for their own wild adventure?

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Splash day!  by Nick Sharratt

Splash day!

Nick Sharratt

Book

Splish, splosh, splash! It's Splash Day and everyone is ready for a water fight! They've got their trunks and wetsuits, some wellies and rubber rings, and Mrs Rose even has a great big hose! Join in with all the splashing fun in Nick Sharratt's beautiful...

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Grandpa Bert and the ghost snatchers  by Malorie Blackman

Grandpa Bert and the ghost snatchers

Malorie Blackman

Book

Grandma Gertie is rather strange with her big square glasses and a talking parrot on her hat. Anna and Kasper don't know what to make of her. But Grandma's got a secret... Grandpa Bert is a ghost and he's travelled all the way from Barbados squished inside...

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Fairy-in-waiting  by Sophie Kinsella

Fairy-in-waiting

Sophie Kinsella

Book

Hello. I'm called Ella Brook and I live in a town called Cherrywood. My best friends at school are Tom and Lenka. My worst enemy is Zoe. And then there is my mummy. She looks normal, like any other mummy . . . but she's not. Because she can turn into...

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The Storm Keeper's Island  by Catherine Doyle

The Storm Keeper's Island

Catherine Doyle

Book

Fionn Boyle, terrified of the sea, must spend the summer with this older sister, Tara, and their grandfather on Arranmore, an island that has been known to make people disappear, and seems to be restless again.

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Thomas & Friends character encyclopedia  by Julia March

Thomas & Friends character encyclopedia

Julia March

Book

"Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends from the Island of Sodor, and beyond! Discover amazing facts about more than 100 of your favorite Thomas & Friends characters. See the real-life trains and vehicles that they are based on!" --Back cover.

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Attack of the Zombees  by Tony De Saulles

Attack of the Zombees

Tony De Saulles

Book

Half Bee. Half Boy. Melvin Meadly is . . . Bee Boy! When a strange sickness bug strikes at school, Mel has his suspicions - could this have something to do with the new kid, Berty Crump? More questions arise when Mel and his bees discover a factory in...

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The turnkey of Highgate Cemetery  by Allison Rushby

The turnkey of Highgate Cemetery

Allison Rushby

Book

Flossie Birdwhistle is the Turnkey at London's Highgate Cemetery. As turnkey, it's Flossie's job to ensure that all the souls buried in the cemetery stay at rest. Not an easy job for a young ghost, but a task made especially difficult by World War II:...

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Fanene Peter Maivia  by David Riley

Fanene Peter Maivia

David Riley

Book

"Fānene Peter Maivia – O le Atali’i o Samoa, o se tala ofoofogia e fa’atatau i se ali’i Polenisia na avea ma tama ta’uta’ua i le fa’āgatama o le pi’i fa’apolōfesa. O le olaga o Fānene na amata mai i Samoa, ma na ia fa’alauiloa le igoa o Samoa i le lalolagi...

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Fanene Peter Maivia  by David Riley

Fanene Peter Maivia

David Riley

Book

"Fanene Peter Maivia – Son of Samoa is the remarkable story of the first Polynesian to become a star of professional wrestling. Fanene’s life began in Samoa and he took Samoa to the world. He was a pioneer who inspired some of the greatest wrestlers the...

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Bear's spooky book of hidden things by Gergely Dudás

Bear's spooky book of hidden things

Gergely Dudás

Book

"Bear really loves Halloween! It's Halloween and Bear can't wait to go trick-or-treating! He hopes his friends will be handing out his very favorite treat: honeycomb. From a spooky pumpkin patch to a haunted house to creepy forest, Bear is in for a r...

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Pizzasaurus Rex  by Justin Wagner

Pizzasaurus Rex

Justin Wagner

Graphic novel

"Meet Jeremy Duderman, the most extremely awesome scientific mind of his generation. Too bad everyone's too busy bullying him or just generally disliking him to realize it. But that all ends today. Jeremy has invented the Reality Alternative Dimensio...

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Hotel Transylvania. Vol. 3, Motel Transylvania by Stefan Petrucha

Hotel Transylvania. Vol. 3, Motel Transylvania

Stefan Petrucha

Graphic novel

"Jonathan, yearning to be a part of the hotel business like his father-in-law, Drac, opens a motel in the Swiss alps. With the help of his wife, Mavis, and little Dennis, the family remodels a run down motel to tip-top monster shape! But after numero...

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Coco  by Art Mawhinney

Coco

Art Mawhinney

Book

"Join Miguel on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead, where he learns more about his family's story. Along the way, search for hidden objects in eight beautiful scenes inspired by Disney Pixar's Coco."--Provided by publisher.

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Once upon a pet  by Suzanne Selfors

Once upon a pet

Suzanne Selfors

Book

A collection of stories about Ever After High characters and their pets.

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Merlin and the ring of power  by Tony Bradman

Merlin and the ring of power

Tony Bradman

Book

'Merlin must find a Ring of Power in order to save the kingdom! A gripping sequel to Young Merlin, plotting Merlin's journey from his youth to his mastery of magic. Merlin is doing everything he can to keep Britain from being captured by the Saxons. But...

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Bug Girl. Fury on the dance floor  by Benjamin Harper

Bug Girl. Fury on the dance floor

Benjamin Harper

Book

"After discovering her bug powers and saving the town of Oyster Cove, Amanda "Bug Girl" Price and her ex-best friend Emily have spent the entire summer together in superhero training. But when the first day of seventh grade arrives, nothing has changed...

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Over my dead body  by Kate Klise

Over my dead body

Kate Klise

Book

"In this story told mostly through letters, busybody Dick Tater tries to ban Halloween and ghost stories, as well as to break up the popular writing team of I.B. Grumply, ghost Olive C. Spence, and eleven-year-old illustrator Seymour Hope." --Publish...

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Bodies from the ash  by James M. Deem

Bodies from the ash

James M. Deem

Book

"In ancient times, Pompeii was one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire. Its 20,000 inhabitatnts lived in the shadow of Vesuvius, which they believed was a mountain. But Vesuvisu was an active volcano, and within twenty-four hours of its eruption,...

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Heartseeker  by Melinda Beatty

Heartseeker

Melinda Beatty

Book

"When the King hears that Only Fallow can see lies and only tells the truth, he summons her, and she must learn to navigate the dangerous, political world of the King's court"--

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The troll heart  by Jack Henseleit

The troll heart

Jack Henseleit

Book

'After their chilling encounter in Transylvania, Anna and Max just want to stay out of trouble, but trouble has other plans. Their father, the Professor, has taken them to the cold and foggy fields of England, where a new mystery is afoot. A small boy...

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The gates of death  by Charles Higson

The gates of death

Charles Higson

Book

"In this brand new addition to the multi-million-copy-selling Fighting Fantasy series, you - the hero - must respond to a call for help from the people of Allansia. Your quest to the Temple of Miracles in the Invisible City will be challenging and da...

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Isadora Moon gets in trouble  by Harriet Muncaster

Isadora Moon gets in trouble

Harriet Muncaster

Book

"Half vampire, half fairy, totally unique! Isadora Moon is special because she is different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she is a bit of both. When Isadora's cousin, Mirabelle, comes to stay, Isadora is really excited. Mirabelle, who...

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Threads of blue  by Suzanne M. LaFleur

Threads of blue

Suzanne M. LaFleur

Book

Mathilde escapes war-torn Sofarende and reunites with Megs and the other children who are working for the army to retake Sofarende from the enemy, but Mathilde must come to terms with her past treasonous actions and determine what she must do in order...

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Pearl the magical unicorn  by Sally Odgers

Pearl the magical unicorn

Sally Odgers

Book

Meet Pearl. She is a magical unicorn. But Pearl doesn't quite know how to use her magic. With the help of her friends, Tweet and Olive, can Pearl believe in her magical self? And what happens when Pearl and her friends stumble upon three naughty, sti...

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Game time!  by Anh Do

Game time!

Anh Do

Book

"Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev are training for game day! They want to win the BIG prize - an awesome trip to Rainbow Island! That's where Kev's mum lives! They'll need skill, speed and strength. Do they have what it takes to win?" --

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Tooth bandits  by Sam Hay

Tooth bandits

Sam Hay

Book

"Stella hopes to use her magic glasses to see the Tooth Fairy, but instead she sees Piper, the Tooth Bandit, a type of night sprite that steals the coins left for children and uses them to decorate their scooters--so Stella comes up with a different kind...

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Knit-knotters  by Sam. author. Hay

Knit-knotters

Sam. author. Hay

Book

"Stella discovers that her new glasses are magic, allowing her to see the knit-knotters--night sprites that are flitting around town tyeing knots in children's hair so they need haircuts--and when a conversation with one of them, Trixie, reveals the ...

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Yael and the party of the year  by Tamsin Lane

Yael and the party of the year

Tamsin Lane

Book

Yael is dreadin her bat mitzvah. Her loving but clueless mother insists on throwing an epic birthday extravaganza, even though Yael hates the spotlight. Despite herself, Yael grows more excited, especially when her crush, Cam, accepts the invitation....

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Tara takes the stage  by Tamsin Lane

Tara takes the stage

Tamsin Lane

Book

"When a local theater announces a casting call for "The Wizard of Oz," Tara is determined to win the role of Dorothy, in a book where the reader chooses the main character's path." --Publisher description.

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Kit-napped  by Donovan Bixley

Kit-napped

Donovan Bixley

Book

"In Kit-napped, Claude and Syd are off to Egypt to rescue C-For, who has been kit-napped by the dastardly DOGZ.

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Slug days  by Sara Leach

Slug days

Sara Leach

Book

"Seeing the world very differently because of her Asperger Syndrome, young Lauren struggles to navigate the challenges of school life and masters tricks to stay calm, understand others' feelings and let her personality shine. By the award-winning author...

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The super sloth  by Amelia (Children's author) Cobb

The super sloth

Amelia (Children's author) Cobb

Book

"Zoe loves living at her uncle's rescue zoo because there's always something exciting going on. And Zoe also has an amazing secret... She can actually TALK to the animals! Zoe is super-excited to welcome a new animal to the zoo - a sleepy sloth called...

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The haunted house next door  by Andres Miedoso

The haunted house next door

Andres Miedoso

Book

When supernatural things start happening in the house timid Andres and his parents just moved into, next-door-neighbor Desmond Cole, eight, comes to the rescue.

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The polka dot shop  by Laurel Remington

The polka dot shop

Laurel Remington

Book

"When Andy's school announces a new no-uniform policy, her classmates are over the moon - but her heart sinks. All she wants is to dress like everyone else, but her mum's the owner of a run-down kooky vintage boutique, so she's bound to look - well -...

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The accidental president  by Tom McLaughlin

The accidental president

Tom McLaughlin

Book

"On a visit to the US things take a strange turn for 12-year-old Ajay when, completely at random and totally by accident, he is sworn in as the new president. Well, I guess he can't be any worse than that guy who had the job before him, right? Wrong....

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The boy at the back of the class  by Onjali Q. Rauf

The boy at the back of the class

Onjali Q. Rauf

Book

"There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it. He's nine years old (just like me), but he's very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn't like sweets - not even lemon sherbets, which...

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Ghost of a chance  by Susan Maupin Schmid

Ghost of a chance

Susan Maupin Schmid

Book

Darling Dimple, a young orphan, must use the enchanted dresses to find the ghost that is haunting the castle she calls home.

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First maths glossary  by Karen Wilding

First maths glossary

Karen Wilding

Book

Key maths vocabulary and concepts for young children are simply explained in this friendly and informative reference book. Clear, accessible pictures and diagrams support this first introduction to numbers, calculating, measuring, geometry, and...

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The wild chicks  by Cornelia Funke

The wild chicks

Cornelia Funke

Book

"WIld chicks is a middle-grades to YA series about a group of German girls who form the eponymous Wild Chicks gang. Funke began the series after her editor's request for a story without fairies, ghosts, or pirates, and was adamant about creating a re...

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Pugwash and the sea monster  by John Ryan

Pugwash and the sea monster

John Ryan

Book

"More adventures with Captain Pugwash read by Jim Broadbent!" --Back cover.

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Ed Emberley's how to draw monsters and more scary stuff. by Ed Emberley

Ed Emberley's how to draw monsters and more scary stuff.

Ed Emberley

Book

"Using his "alphabet" of shapes and squiggles, Ed Emberley shows new artists the easiest method to create more than 50 creepy creatures and critters. This brand-new bindup edition-featuring color on the interior-of Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Halloween...

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Alien encounters in Angel Grove  by Gabriel P. Cooper

Alien encounters in Angel Grove

Gabriel P. Cooper

Book

"Take a trip across the cosmos with this comprehensive guide to the original alien invasions in Angel Grove. From notoriously nefarious villains like Rita Repulsa to goofball goons like Pumpkin Rapper, discover a world of monsters, mutants, beasts, and...

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Outside  by Maria Ana Peixe Dias

Outside

Maria Ana Peixe Dias

Book

"Where does this footprint come from? Who has nibbled this pinecone? What is this worm up to? Whether you live in the country or the city, nature is still all around you, so what are we waiting for? It's time to jump off the sofa and discover the animals...

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A kid's guide to London  by Simon Holland

A kid's guide to London

Simon Holland

Book

Welcome to the infographic guide to one of the world's most visited cities: London! Discover all its hidden wonders, fascinating facts and famous landmarks through eye-popping infographics.

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The curious kangaroo  by Amelia (Children's author) Cobb

The curious kangaroo

Amelia (Children's author) Cobb

Book

Zoe loves living at her uncle's rescue zoo because there is always something exciting going on. And Zoe has an amazing secret... She can actually TALK to the animals! Bouncer the baby kangaroo is new to the rescue zoo, and she's interested in everything...

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The giggly giraffe  by Amelia (Children's author) Cobb

The giggly giraffe

Amelia (Children's author) Cobb

Book

Zoe loves living at her uncle's rescue zoo because there's always something exciting going on. And Zoe also has an amazing secret: she can talk to the animals. A giraffe has been born. Jamie baby giraffe's wobbly walk on his long legs makes everyone laugh,...

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Raffie on the run  by Jacqueline Resnick

Raffie on the run

Jacqueline Resnick

Book

Raffie has a comfortable home and all the food he needs living in a Brooklyn subway station, but he must face dangerous streets when his brother Oggie is taken away and it is up to Raffie to bring him home.

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Evangeline of the bayou  by Jan Eldredge

Evangeline of the bayou

Jan Eldredge

Book

"Twelve-year-old haunt huntress apprentice Evangeline Clement spends her days and nights studying the ways of folk magic, honing her monster-hunting skills while pursuing local bayou banshees and Johnny revenants. With her animal familiar sure to make...

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Captain Superlative  by J. S. Puller

Captain Superlative

J. S. Puller

Book

Janey, a quiet outsider, is inspired by the eccentric and enigmatic Captain Superlative, a masked superhero who runs through the halls of their middle school, performing radical acts of kindness.

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Stu Truly  by Dan Richards

Stu Truly

Dan Richards

Book

Sixth-grader Stuart Truly has confusing feelings about new student Becca, and it does not help that he, the son of a butcher, told her that his family, like hers, is vegetarian.

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The starlight slippers  by Susan Maupin Schmid

The starlight slippers

Susan Maupin Schmid

Book

"Darling and her friends locate Queen Candace's wedding slippers, which Princess Mariposa wants to wear on her own wedding day, unaware that they are laced with magic." --Publisher description.

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Mind over magic  by Stefan Petrucha

Mind over magic

Stefan Petrucha

Book

When danger threatens the small town of Angel Grove, five ordinary teenagers must become extraordinary. This original Power Rangers story follows Tommy and the rest of the crew as they battle to prevent Rita Repulsa from destroying their world.

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The Peacock Detectives  by Carly Nugent

The Peacock Detectives

Carly Nugent

Book

"The last time William Shakespeare and Virginia went missing Cassie frund them sitting on a coiled hose behind the fire station, and Dad called 'Cassie Andersen, Peacock Detective'. So this time she knows what to do - she'll look for clues and track them...

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Drawn together  by Minh Lê

Drawn together

Minh Lê

Book

"A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy."--Provided by publisher.

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The Stegosorcerer  by Jay Burridge

The Stegosorcerer

Jay Burridge

Book

After leaving the rainforests of Indonesia, and outwitting the terrible Christian Hayter, Bunty Brownlee takes her grandchildren Bea and Carter, and Carter's newly domesticated Black Dwarf Tyrant, to a safari reserve in Kenya, built to protect the en...

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All fear the pharaoh  by Neo Edmund

All fear the pharaoh

Neo Edmund

Book

When danger threatens the small town of Angel Grove, five ordinary teenagers must become extraordinary. This original Power Rangers story follows Trini and the rest of the crew as they battle evil forces bent on destroying their world.

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London mazes  by Sam Smith

London mazes

Sam Smith

Book

"From Leicester Square to the London Eye, from Guy Fawkes to ghost tours, children can explore the sights and history of London as they find their way through the wonderfully illustrated scenes in this book. Each maze is more challenging than the last,...

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Epic adventures puzzle book  by Gareth Moore

Epic adventures puzzle book

Gareth Moore

Book

"Are you ready to explore a magical flying castle, lift the curse on a mysterious fairground ride, and take a ride to Dragon Town? Join Ned, Ruby, and Mungo the dog on a code-cracking, maze-solving, clue-finding puzzle adventure! They're about to discover...

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Ghoul scouts. 2, I was a tweenage werewolf by Steve Bryant

Ghoul scouts. 2, I was a tweenage werewolf

Steve Bryant

Graphic novel

"A new menace stalks Full Moon Hollow, the Paranormal Capital of the World! Once again, it's up to the Ghoul Scouts to solve the mystery behind the werewolf sightings plaguing Camp Lake Crystal. Be prepared. Be very prepared."--Provided by publisher.

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Star wars adventures. Volume 3, Endangered

Star wars adventures. Volume 3, Endangered

Graphic novel

"Join Rose Tico as she takes center stage in the fight against the First Order, young Anakin Skywalker competes in a podrace that's unlike any he's seen before, and Ezra Bridger, Hera Syndulla, and the rest of the Ghost crew must retrieve a sacred bird...

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Marsupilami. 2, Bamboo baby blues by Michel Greg

Marsupilami. 2, Bamboo baby blues

Michel Greg

Graphic novel

"A plane carrying two Chinese government envoys goes down in the Palombian jungle. A crate is parachuted out just before the crash. It contains a baby panda, official gift of China to a neighbouring country. The young survivor is found and taken in by...

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AWOL  by Andy Lane

AWOL

Andy Lane

Book

"When Kieron Miller finds a pair of sunglasses and a wireless earpiece in a shopping mall, he thinks he can sell them to make some quick cash. In fact they are a next-generation virtual-reality kit and a vital lifeline to Bex Wilson, secret agent on ...

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