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All kids new titles

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The great Santa stakeout  by Betsy Bird

The great Santa stakeout

Betsy Bird

Picture book

Freddy Melcher is obsessed with Santa Claus: he has posters, clothes, underwear, action figures, everything but a photograph of the real Santa--and though it will take planning, trip wires, and staying awake late, this year he is determined to get the...

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The wonder that is you  by Glenys Nellist

The wonder that is you

Glenys Nellist

Picture book

A new parent describes the love felt when embracing a child for the first time, and the feeling that all creation is welcoming the baby, too.

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Wish on all the stars  by Lisa Schroeder

Wish on all the stars

Lisa Schroeder

Book

Mission Beach is starting to feel more like home to Juliet, especially now that she is an official member of the Starry Beach Club (dedicated to making wishes come true), together with her new friends, Emma and Carmen; their current project is saving...

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Two tough trucks  by Corey Rosen Schwartz

Two tough trucks

Corey Rosen Schwartz

Picture book

Told in rhyming text, two trucks, Mack and Rig, are paired up on their first day of class--Mack is a hotshot, all speed and power, and Rig is more cautious, but on the obstacle course they learn that their separate skills can work well together.

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Welcome to Morningtown  by Blake Liliane Hellman

Welcome to Morningtown

Blake Liliane Hellman

Picture book

In Morningtown, animal families of all shapes and sizes are waking up, getting out of bed, washing up, eating breakfast, and looking forward to a new day.

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Stories for every season  by Enid Blyton

Stories for every season

Enid Blyton

Book

A beautiful treasury of stories for every season from one of the world's best-loved storytellers. With gorgeous full-colour illustrations throughout, this collection will delight at any time of the year and makes the perfect gift. Step into a world of...

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Pokemon how to draw  by Maria S. Barbo

Pokemon how to draw

Maria S. Barbo

Book

Want to become a Pokémon drawing expert? You've found the right book! This Deluxe How to Draw includes simple, step-by-step instructions on how to draw classic characters from every Pokémon region -- from Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle all the way...

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The story of the London Underground  by David Long

The story of the London Underground

David Long

Book

When the first passengers climbed aboard the earliest ever underground train in 1863, it would have been impossible to imagine how the London Underground would change and grow over the next 150 years. From smelly steam trains running along a single track...

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Mophead  by Selina Tusitala author Marsh

Mophead

Selina Tusitala author Marsh

Book

"A moving graphic memoir of growing up Pasifika in New Zealand... At school, Selina is ridiculed for her big, frizzy hair. Kids call her 'mophead'. She ties her hair up this way and that way and tries to fit in. Until one day - Sam Hunt plays a role,...

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Badjelly the Witch  by Spike Milligan

Badjelly the Witch

Spike Milligan

Book

"Badjelly is the baddest witch there is. Tim and Rose have lost their cow Lucy and are going on a trek to find her. They are captured in an enchanted forest by Badjelly. Will Badjelly make them into boy girl soup?"--Back cover.

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Lily's story  by W. Bruce Cameron

Lily's story

W. Bruce Cameron

Book

A rescue dog to the rescue! Lily is the smallest puppy in her litter and the only girl. Her brothers are bigger and stronger and like to push her around. When Lily meets a girl named Maggie Rose at the animal shelter, Lily discovers things are not so...

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Speed demon  by Fred Bowen

Speed demon

Fred Bowen

Book

Ninth-grader Tim Beeman, struggling as a newcomer at elite Hilton Prep, is torn between using his special talent for speed by playing on the prestigious football team or by running with the more relaxed track and field team.

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LEGO holiday ideas  by Elizabeth Dowsett

LEGO holiday ideas

Elizabeth Dowsett

Book

50 winter holiday-themed activities will keep kids busy counting down to the holidays and throughout the winter holidays.

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Spirits of nature  by Natasha Bouchard

Spirits of nature

Natasha Bouchard

Book

Elsa meets the spirits of nature who live in the enchanted forest!

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Biscuit's snow day race  by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Biscuit's snow day race

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Book

On a snow day, Biscuit gets ready for a sledding race.

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Little Penguin's new friend  by Laura Driscoll

Little Penguin's new friend

Laura Driscoll

Book

A polar bear is coming to visit! Little Penguin has never met a polar bear, but has heard that they're scary. He wonders if he should believe everything he hears.

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The big game  by Tim Green

The big game

Tim Green

Book

Danny Owens is dedicating his seventh-grade football season to his recently-deceased father, an NFL legend, but the pressure to succeed is magnified by his inability to read.

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Lost species  by Jess French

Lost species

Jess French

Book

From the awe-inspiring woolly mammoth and the ferocious Spinosaurus to the shy Chinese river dolphin and incredibly rare Pinta Island tortoise 'Lonesome George', meet 35 extinct species and discover how these creatures came under threat. Featuring ad...

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I am not a frog  by Maggie Pearson

I am not a frog

Maggie Pearson

Book

Princess Imelda has come up with a way to escape from the boring old palace and see the world. But while she's gone, the king and queen are convinced that she's been turned into a frog. When the magician they've hired to change her back turns out to have...

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Bricks & tricks  by Joachim Klang

Bricks & tricks

Joachim Klang

Book

As the ultimate powerful construction toy, LEGO® offers endless possibilities - just give your imagination free reign! In order to assist you in this, our authors are revealing a wide range of construction techniques, also using various new bricks which...

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Look again  by Steve Jenkins

Look again

Steve Jenkins

Book

Introduces young readers to some of the stealthiest camouflaged animals in the natural world and asks them to seek out these animals hiding in plain sight.

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Poppy and Sam's Halloween party  by Sam Taplin

Poppy and Sam's Halloween party

Sam Taplin

Picture book

Poppy and Sam are getting ready for Halloween - but where's Rusty the dog? Little children will love looking through the peep holes and following the fingertrails in this charming board book, spotting lots of the animals of Apple Tree Farm along the ...

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The school book  by Todd Parr

The school book

Todd Parr

Picture book

Todd Parr introduces readers to all the things they can do at school.

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The great clown conundrum  by Alexander McCall Smith

The great clown conundrum

Alexander McCall Smith

Book

A new season is about to begin at the Shortbread family's circus! The big-top is ready and everyone is excited to get started. But as the shows begin chief clown Mr Birdcage is in a bit of a pickle - none of his hilarious props seem to be working! When...

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Dolley the fire dog  by Lisa Gerry

Dolley the fire dog

Lisa Gerry

Book

Join real-life fire dog Dolley as she helps protect her city. Follow along as Dolley spends an exciting day at work.

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Paddington's London treasury  by Michael Bond

Paddington's London treasury

Michael Bond

Picture book

Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same! for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington...

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Behind the bit  by Jessica Burkhart

Behind the bit

Jessica Burkhart

Book

Sasha Silver has been invited to attend an exclusive equestrian clinic the problem is, certain friends have been invited also and after the way things ended at Canterwood's Sweetheart Soiree, there's almos no line between friend and frenemy.

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Port side pirates!  by Oscar Seaworthy

Port side pirates!

Oscar Seaworthy

Picture book

"Jump on board the pirate ship and sail across the deep blue sea. You'll have all kinds of adventures with this band of buccaneers while singing along to the catchy song! " -- Back cover.

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South sea adventure  by Willard Price

South sea adventure

Willard Price

Book

The boys are searching for exotic sea-life and they have a mission to collect pearls from the oyster-beds of a secret lagoon. But do the crew and passengers of Lively Lady know more than they should? Can they be trusted?

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Underwater adventure  by Willard Price

Underwater adventure

Willard Price

Book

The boys are on board "Lively Lady", studying submarine life and searching for the treasure of the "Santa Cruz", sunk three centuries ago. But also on board is an unscrupulous former school-mate of Hal's who is after the treasure himself.

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Arctic adventure  by Willard Price

Arctic adventure

Willard Price

Book

"Hal and Roger Hunt are colder than they've ever been in their lives, up among the ice floes of Greenland. This harsh land holds many dangers, from killer whales to grizzly bears, but an evil man may turn out to be the deadliest threat the boys have ...

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Beyond Platform 13  by Sibéal Pounder

Beyond Platform 13

Sibéal Pounder

Book

The Island of Mist is under siege and Odge Gribble and Prince Ben are in hiding. Desperate to find out why the mist is disappearing, Odge travels through the gump to Vienna, to find a mistmaker expert. But in yet another case of mistaken identity, Odge...

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Giraffes can't dance  by Giles Andreae

Giraffes can't dance

Giles Andreae

Picture book

Gerald the giraffe longs to go to the great Jungle Dance, but how can he join in when he doesn't know how to tango or two-step? Everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ... or can they? A funny, touching and triumphant story about being yourself and ...

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Ghost cabin  by Mariko Tamaki

Ghost cabin

Mariko Tamaki

Book

Based on the bestselling graphic novels, this series of middle-grade novels contains all-new adventures. Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin - Jo, April, Molly,...

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From an idea to Google  by Lowey Bundy Sichol

From an idea to Google

Lowey Bundy Sichol

Book

Today, Google is the number one internet search engine and the most visited website in the world. But a long time ago, two college friends, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, started out with just an idea. Find out more about Google’s history, the business,...

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Apple  by Nikki McClure

Apple

Nikki McClure

Picture book

This board book, featuring Nikki McClure's signature papercuts, follows the journey of a bright red apple--the only splash of color in the otherwise black-and-white illustrations--as it travels from tree to harvest to snack to compost and, finally, to...

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Grandma hugs  by Hannah C. Hall

Grandma hugs

Hannah C. Hall

Picture book

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text demonstrate the bond between grandmother and child as they share special moments throughout an ordinary day.

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Grandpa love  by Hannah C. Hall

Grandpa love

Hannah C. Hall

Picture book

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text demonstrate the bond between grandfather and child as they share special moments throughout an ordinary day.

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10 little chicks  by Taylor Garland

10 little chicks

Taylor Garland

Picture book

Rhyming text and images of animals offer a counting lesson for young readers.

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Bear came along  by Richard T. Morris

Bear came along

Richard T. Morris

Picture book

An assortment of animals living separate lives discover they need each other when they have a chance encounter on a river.

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The dark wizard  by Adam Blade

The dark wizard

Adam Blade

Book

In The Dark Wizard, the children travel to the coast of England, where Amy hatches and bonds with a new Beast. They discover the secret of Charlie's grandfather's connection with a sea-Beast, and in a thrilling battle with their enemy, the Dark Wizard...

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Hello Moon  by Francesca Simon

Hello Moon

Francesca Simon

Picture book

When a little boy decides to talk to the moon at bedtime, his questions are seemingly endless. He wants to know all about the moon and how far it can see - from the sky-topped mountains, to the very bottom of the sea, where the mermaids swim. Does the...

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Diving adventure  by Willard Price

Diving adventure

Willard Price

Book

"Hal and Roger Hunt dive into danger on a specimen-collecting trip to Undersea City. But it's not just sharks and killer whales the brothers have to fear when they are plunged into the depths of another adventure“--Provided by publisher.

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Volcano adventure  by Willard Price

Volcano adventure

Willard Price

Book

Fountains of fire, explosions ...it's hell let loose.' Hal and Roger Hunt embark on an earth-shattering expedition when they join forces with world-famous volcanologist Dr Dan Adams. And as their ground-breaking research of the volatile Pacific volcanoes...

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Outlaw  by Michael Morpurgo

Outlaw

Michael Morpurgo

Book

After a fierce storm, a boy discovers a human skull, buried beneath the roots of an ancient tree. A skull with a legendary story... Homeless and lost in a dark, strange forest, young Robin is rescued by a motley crew of misfits. He yearns to avenge his...

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Theodore Boone  by John Grisham

Theodore Boone

John Grisham

Book

With two attorneys for parents, thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone knows more about the law than most lawyers do. But when a high profile murder trial comes to his small town and Theo gets pulled into it, it's up to this amateur attorney to save the da...

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Elephant adventure  by Willard Price

Elephant adventure

Willard Price

Book

"At the Mountains of the Moon the flowers grow to 29 feet and there is snow on the equator. Here the boys capture the rare white elephant and are kidnapped by Arab slavers, from whom they eventually escape."--Publisher's description.

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Legacy and the queen  by Annie Matthew

Legacy and the queen

Annie Matthew

Book

Tennis means life and death for the residents of the magical kingdom of Nova, and for twelve-year-old Legacy, it’s the only thing getting her through the long days taking care of the other kids at the orphanage. That’s all about to change when she hears...

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Squeak!  by Rose Davidson

Squeak!

Rose Davidson

Book

Mice and rats may be the most famous rodents, but readers will discover the diverse--and maybe even adorable--world of little squeaking critters. From cavies and capybaras to jerboas and gerbils to pocket mice and porcupines, get ready for the rodents....

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That's snow business!  by Sophy Henn

That's snow business!

Sophy Henn

Book

Hi! I'm Jeanie – still 7 ¾-years-old, and back for another adventure with my BRILLIANT grandma, BAD NANA. There's a local winter talent show, and the whole town is SO excited. Especially as the SPECTACULAR Bobby Trulove is in charge. He is an old friend...

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Gotta warn the unicorns!  by Nancy E. Krulik

Gotta warn the unicorns!

Nancy E. Krulik

Book

When Princess Pulverizer learns that a cowardly king has ordered all unicorns captured, it is up to the princess and her pals to warn the unicorns before it is too late.

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The most beautiful village in the world  by Yutaka Kobayashi

The most beautiful village in the world

Yutaka Kobayashi

Picture book

A young boy, Yamo, lives in the Afghan village of Paghman. The peaceful village is surrounded by the bounty of nature. Fruit trees burst into bloom in the spring, and in the summer, Yamo's whole family joins in harvesting apricots, plums, and...

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Snow White

Snow White

Picture book

Retold from the originals, these lively stories will captivate readers with their delightful illustrations and fun lift-up flaps which really add to the action. The 'flip-up' flaps encourage prediction and discussion, and well-known stories will give...

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Baby touch faces

Baby touch faces

Picture book

With clearly-defined simple images that even the youngest children will respond to, it provides a multi-sensory experience that will help focus a baby's attention and concentration. Wave to mummy, daddy, the animals, the sun, the flower... and who's that...

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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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The top secret interdimensional notes of Buttons McGinty  by Rhys Darby

The top secret interdimensional notes of Buttons McGinty

Rhys Darby

Book

"Buttons McGinty is back and this time he's travelling through space and time ... in search of his parents (missing, presumed missing). Join Buttons and his friends as they enter a universe unlike any you've seen before. This time Buttons and the gang...

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Goody Four-Shoes  by Stacy Gregg

Goody Four-Shoes

Stacy Gregg

Book

"Mini Whinny, the mischievous little horse, plans to escape her annoyingly perfect stable neighbour! Goody Four-Shoes is the best ... at everything. She's graceful. She can jump really, really high. And her mane is too perfect. Mini Whinny doesn't like...

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Astronauts  by Alicia Klepeis

Astronauts

Alicia Klepeis

Book

Discusses what astronaut is, highlighting female astronauts who revolutionized the role of women in the field and providing activities, including building a robotic arm, designing a Mars rover, and making a telescope.

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Wild in the streets  by Marilyn Singer

Wild in the streets

Marilyn Singer

Book

A beautifully illustrated book which pairs poetry with non-fiction, telling the fascinating stories of the animals that have found their homes in urban landscapes all over the world. This beautifully illustrated book pairs poetry with non-fiction, telling...

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Look! I wrote a book! (And you can too!)  by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Look! I wrote a book! (And you can too!)

Sally Lloyd-Jones

Book

Want to write a book? Well, the spunky, know-it-all narrator of this side-splitting story can tell you just how to do it. Packed with her signature wit and charm, bestselling author Lloyd-Jones--with whimsical illustrations from beloved illustrator.....

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The frozen sea  by Piers Torday

The frozen sea

Piers Torday

Book

It is 1984 and forty years since Simon, Patricia and Evelyn and Larry first stepped through a magical library door into the enchanted world of Folio. When Patricia's daughter, Jewel, makes a mysterious discovery in an old bookshop, she begins a quest...

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Amy Wild and the quarrelling cats  by Diana Kimpton

Amy Wild and the quarrelling cats

Diana Kimpton

Book

Amy Wild has a secret, she can talk to animals! She and her best friends, a dog, a parrot and four squabbling cats, love to help out creatures in need. So when the cats complain that their food is going missing, Amy's determined to solve the mystery to...

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Idun and the apples of youth  by Joan Holub

Idun and the apples of youth

Joan Holub

Book

Twelve-year-old Idun is the goddess of youth, and her magical and deliciously-sweet golden apples are what keep all of the academy's gods and goddesses healthy and youthful. They grow year-round - even in winter snow - in one particular grove in Asgard....

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Lottie Luna and the bloom garden  by Vivian French

Lottie Luna and the bloom garden

Vivian French

Book

Meet werewolf extraordinaire... Lottie Luna. Lottie Luna might look your average werewolf but she's really rather extra-ordinary. Born on the night of a solar eclipse has given her exceptional powers of super-strength, super-speed and super-vision. But...

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Listen to my trumpet!  by Mo Willems

Listen to my trumpet!

Mo Willems

Picture book

When Piggie plays her new trumpet for Gerald, the elephant decides he must be honest in his response.

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Dinosaur!  by John Woodward

Dinosaur!

John Woodward

Book

Are you curious about fossils, dinosaurs, and prehistoric life? Then dig into this stunning children's encyclopedia. This fully revised edition of Knowledge Encyclopedia- Dinosaur! is loaded with fascinating facts. Did you know that Velociraptor had ...

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It can't be true! Poo!  by Andrea Mills

It can't be true! Poo!

Andrea Mills

Book

Hold your nose while you find out absolutely everything you never knew about poo! Did you know that... A week's worth of elephant poo weighs as much a 25 people? A lifetime of farts would fill 2,000 balloons? The world uses enough loo paper in an hour...

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Hidden wonders  by Nicole Maggi

Hidden wonders

Nicole Maggi

Book

Take a journey into the unknown and discover the planet's wildest and most wonderful sights. Paddle through the eerie glowworm caves of New Zealand, ride with the wild horses of the Namib desert, swing off the end of the world in Ecuador, and be amazed...

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Making magic  by Alex Miles

Making magic

Alex Miles

Book

The school play is coming up and Maggie the Maker can't wait to work behind the scenes to design the best set ever! But Hamsa has other ideas and Maggie is soon drawn into the spotlight. This is not Maggie's idea of fun and, for once, she's not afraid...

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Perfect holidays  by Alex Miles

Perfect holidays

Alex Miles

Book

Eve loves to draw and design so she can't wait to plan her birthday party and create the invitations. The only problem is that everything has to be perfect. How will she decide what to do? Meanwhile her holiday to-do list is growing bigger and bigger....

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Baby touch animals

Baby touch animals

Picture book

In the first few years of life, babies' vision is still developing. They see first of all in black and white, and in bright, high contrast colours such as yellow and red. Designed to develop babies' eyesight, this book of friendly farm animals will s...

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Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla  by John Cena

Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla

John Cena

Picture book

Here comes Elbow Grease! He may be the smallest monster truck in the derby, but he's got four big brothers to back him up. To face off against the gnarly monster machine Motozilla, they'll have to learn how to work together as a team. Inspired by John's...

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Dino-Halloween  by Lisa Wheeler

Dino-Halloween

Lisa Wheeler

Picture book

The dinosaurs enjoy a variety of Halloween activities, including visiting a haunted house, carving pumpkins, and trick-or-treating.

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Peril in Paris  by Katherine Woodfine

Peril in Paris

Katherine Woodfine

Book

It's 1911 and the young detectives of Taylor & Rose are turning their talents to espionage. On a case for the mysterious Secret Service Bureau, the daring Miss Sophie Taylor and Miss Lillian Rose must leave London for the boulevards and grand hotels of...

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Warrior queens  by Vicky Alvear Shecter

Warrior queens

Vicky Alvear Shecter

Book

The true life stories of six little-known fierce ancient warrior queens are told with humor and vivid detail by an award-winning writer. For young readers seeking to be inspired by stories of strong women, this riveting book shines a light on six po...

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Big Bad Biteasaurus  by Malachy Doyle

Big Bad Biteasaurus

Malachy Doyle

Book

Big Bad Biteasaurus is the biggest baddest bully. He frightens all the other dinosaurs with his big, bad bite. Until one day the other dinosaurs have had enough. Big Bad Biteasaurus is going to have to be nice – even if it means a trip to the dentist!...

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Be a maker  by Katey Howes

Be a maker

Katey Howes

Picture book

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text invite the reader to make everything from a tower to a charitable donation, alone or with neighbors.

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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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The great bunny escape  by Holly Anna

The great bunny escape

Holly Anna

Book

"When a friend's pet bunny escapes into the World of Make-Believe, Daisy and Posey have to track him down in this ninth Daisy Dreamer chapter book! Have you ever heard the phrase 'quick like a bunny'? People say it all the time about me. It means that...

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Little Red Riding Hood  by Mara Alperin

Little Red Riding Hood

Mara Alperin

Picture book

When Little Red arrives at Granny's cottage, there's someone BIG, HAIRY and very, very SCARY waiting in Granny's bed... Will Little Red be breakfast for that big, bad wolf?

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Mud puddle  by Robert N. Munsch

Mud puddle

Robert N. Munsch

Picture book

Whenever Jule Ann goes outside, a mud puddle finds her and her mother makes her take a bath. Then one day Jule Ann thinks of an ingenious solution.

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Gregor the Overlander  by Suzanne Collins

Gregor the Overlander

Suzanne Collins

Book

When eleven-year-old Gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of his New York apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland beneath the city. There, humans live uneasily beside giant spiders, bats, cockroaches and...

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Cowardly Clyde  by Bill Peet

Cowardly Clyde

Bill Peet

Picture book

For a war horse, Clyde is an abysmal coward, but he finally decides that even if he isn't brave he can at least act brave.

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The illustrated encyclopaedia of ugly animals  by Sami Bayly

The illustrated encyclopaedia of ugly animals

Sami Bayly

Book

Marvel as you enter the fascinating hidden world of ugly animals in this encyclopaedia of the animal kingdom's most unusual and beauty-challenged species. It's time for ugly animals to shine! With more than sixty ugly animals to explore, this compendium...

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How trains work  by Clive Gifford

How trains work

Clive Gifford

Book

All aboard! From the fastest to the longest, the oldest to the newest, through tunnels, across bridges and up mountainsides, take a fascinating ride through the world of trains in this brilliant new book from illustrator James Gulliver Hancock. In th...

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The flag book  by Moira Butterfield

The flag book

Moira Butterfield

Book

Introduces the flags of the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, describing their designs, colours, and symbols.

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SumoKitty  by David Biedrzycki

SumoKitty

David Biedrzycki

Picture book

A hungry cat gets a job hunting mice at a sumo training center (heya), but once the mice are gone he continues to stuff himself until he is too fat to chase the mice that have returned--so he decides to train with the sumo wrestlers, and SumoKitty becomes...

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The secret spiral of Swamp Kid by Kirk Scroggs

The secret spiral of Swamp Kid

Kirk Scroggs

Book

"Russell is a middle schooler; he excessively doodles in his spiral notebook; he has two best friends, Charlotte and Preston; he is not-so-great at sports; and he is pond scum. Nicknamed 'Swamp Kid' by his classmates, Russell has algae for hair, a tree...

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Space is awesome!  by Alice Harman

Space is awesome!

Alice Harman

Book

Did you know that new planets are discovered almost every day? Or that you can use a telescope to see millions of years into the past? From the planets and moons of our solar system to the farthest reaches of the universe, this book is an essential guide...

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Where's Santa?  by Louis Shea

Where's Santa?

Louis Shea

Book

"Oh no! All the reindeer are sick, so Santa can't deliver his presents! Luckily, Santa's Elf, Digit, has invented Robodolph to fly the sleigh instead. The only problem is that Santa accidentally programs Robodolph to fly them to another galaxy! To get...

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Curse of the mystery mutt  by Steven Butler

Curse of the mystery mutt

Steven Butler

Book

Something so DREADFUL, it's enough to curl your tail with TERROR (if you have one, of course)... A spine-jangling HOWLING has been heard in the middle of the night, favorite toys have been STOLEN, trash bags have been SHREDDED and all the best pee-spots...

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Rebels with a cause  by James Patterson

Rebels with a cause

James Patterson

Book

Max Einstein's typical day is not your average 12-year-old's. She: TEACHES classes at a New York college, Dodges KIDNAPPING attempts with her best friends, Goes on SECRET MISSIONS for her billionaire boss, Has a MYSTERIOUS CONNECTION to Albert Einstein....

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A hurricane in my head  by Matt Abbott

A hurricane in my head

Matt Abbott

Book

With surprising honesty and words that resonate long after reading, A Hurricane in My Head tackles the themes of friendship, bullying, and technology. These poems say the things we can't always put into words; they may make you laugh, they may make you...

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The spinner of dreams  by K. A. Reynolds

The spinner of dreams

K. A. Reynolds

Book

In order to rid herself of the curse placed upon her by the devious Fate Spinner, Annalise must enter the Labyrinth of Fate and Dreams and face the Fate Spinner, showing the world--and herself--what she is made of.

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The long ride  by Marina Tamar Budhos

The long ride

Marina Tamar Budhos

Book

In New York in 1971, Jamila and Josie are bused across Queens where they try to fit in at a new, integrated junior high school while their best friend, Francesca, tests the limits at a private school.

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There's a Rang-tan in my bedroom  by James Sellick

There's a Rang-tan in my bedroom

James Sellick

Picture book

A stunning picture book about one little girl and her orangutan friend, based on the Greenpeace film that became a viral sensation. When a little girl discovers a mischievous orangutan on the loose in her bedroom, she can't understand why it keeps sh...

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Rugby academy  by Tom Palmer

Rugby academy

Tom Palmer

Book

Borderlands First XV have their sights set on becoming the best school rugby team in the world. But while the boys focus on their matches, many of their parents are serving overseas in the armed forces, and everyone is worried as conflict grows in the...

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Revenge of the killer worms  by Nancy E. Krulik

Revenge of the killer worms

Nancy E. Krulik

Book

For this year's Pay It Forward Day, George and his friends volunteer to help serve dinner to homeless families. But when George finds out that his favorite movie star will be in town on the same day, he's torn. Should he keep his promise to the shelter,...

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I am not a loser  by Jim Smith

I am not a loser

Jim Smith

Book

I've never minded that my name's Barry Loser because my coolness has always cancelled it out, but ever since Darren Darrenofski joined school with his horrible little crocodile face he's been completely ruining my life about it.

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The story girl  by L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery

The story girl

L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery

Book

Two young boys visiting their relatives on Prince Edward Island become entranced by Sara Stanley and the stories she tells about the island and its long-ago inhabitants.

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