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太空少年. by Candice Lemon-Scott


Candice Lemon-Scott

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Human environmental impact  by Ava Sawyer

Human environmental impact

Ava Sawyer

Pollution and mining for resources have negatively impacted Earth. Nonrenewable resources will someday run out. Then what? In this title readers will learn about alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal energy, and what they can...

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Build your own chain reaction machines  by Paul (Paul G.) Long

Build your own chain reaction machines

Paul (Paul G.) Long

"With Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines, you'll create twelve zany and awesome mechanical contraptions using stuff from around the house"--

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The beasts of Grimheart  by Kieran Larwood

The beasts of Grimheart

Kieran Larwood

"The bard is captured by the bonedancers and taken to their temple where he has to retell the tale that earned him a contract on his life. The story of Podkin continues . . . The Gorm have started to attack the forest, trying to flush out the Darkhol...

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Rising star  by Linda Chapman

Rising star

Linda Chapman

"Lauren and Twilight are delighted to learn that Currant, the new foal at Orchard Stables, is also a unicorn, and that Lauren's friend Grace is his special unicorn friend. Now they can all have fun together. But Currant soon realises being a unicorn is...

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A funny thing happened to Simon Sidebottom  by P. (Paul) Crumble

A funny thing happened to Simon Sidebottom

P. (Paul) Crumble

"Its the final day of school holidays and the only thing Simon Sidebottom wants to do is enjoy his last hours of freedom. But Simons mum has other plans, and they all involve shopping for school shoes with Simons snotty-faced little sister. And then a...

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Humans and other life on Earth  by Ava Sawyer

Humans and other life on Earth

Ava Sawyer

Humans have influenced the world around them since they first walked on Earth. Hunting has impacted animal populations. Pollution and deforestation have affected habitats. Humans have also worked to protect the environment through preserves and breed...

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Fall for friendship  by Megan Atwood

Fall for friendship

Megan Atwood

"Plans to have a haunted barn party don't include real ghosts. Unfortunately, strange things keep happening in the barn, that seem rather ghostly. It is up to the Apple Orchard Crew to prove or disprove the existence of their spooky visitor."--Publ...

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The elephant's umbrella  by Laleh Jaffari

The elephant's umbrella

Laleh Jaffari

"When the rain comes, Elephant likes to put up her umbrella and invite her friends underneath. One day the umbrella is swept away by the wind and meets the leopard and the bear, who have very different ideas about how to use its shelter: they think...

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Life with my family  by Renee Hooker

Life with my family

Renee Hooker

"A young girl, observing that life with her family is not easy, imagines the quintet as a pod of pelicans, a swarm of bees, or a herd of buffalo. Includes note about, and list of, collective nouns for animals."--

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The mud monster  by Jonnie Wild

The mud monster

Jonnie Wild

"The Mud Monster is a huge and horrible beast. Everyone knows that it lives in the muddy pond, and everyone is afraid of it. Yet no one has actually seen it. Then one day it appears, causing terror all round. And it has a really amazing variety of shapes....

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Great big things  by Kate Hoefler

Great big things

Kate Hoefler

"The quiet heroism of one mouse on an arduous journey to bring another mouse the smallest of gifts serves as a reminder that it's not our size but what we're doing in this world that makes us small or big"--

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The 12 pets of Christmas  by Taylor Garland

The 12 pets of Christmas

Taylor Garland

"In a reimaging of the popular Christmas song, Santa brings a different pet for every day of the holiday season."--

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The truth pixie  by Matt Haig

The truth pixie

Matt Haig

"Wherever she is, whatever the day, She only has one kind of thing to say. Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, The Truth Pixie can only say things that are true."--Publisher's description.

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Never touch a spider!  by Rosie Greening

Never touch a spider!

Rosie Greening

"You must never touch a spider ... except in this book! Meet the creepy-crawlies in this fun rhyme, perfect for adults and children to enjoy together. Have fun touching the bumpy bugs ... if you dare!"--

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Creeper family vacation  by Greyson Mann

Creeper family vacation

Greyson Mann

"The Creeper family is planning a month-long summer vacation! But where will they go?"--

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New creep at school  by Greyson Mann

New creep at school

Greyson Mann

"Gerald is thrilled when a new creeper starts up at Mob Middle School. Finally, there'll be a mob to hang out with that ISN'T a bouncy slime or a flesh-eating zombie! With Connor by his side, Gerald starts his 30-day plan to make creepers the coolest...

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The collectors  by Jacqueline West

The collectors

Jacqueline West

"Van has always been an outsider. Most people don't notice him. But he notices them. And he notices the small trinkets they drop, or lose, or throw away--that's why his collection is full of treasures. Then one day, Van notices a girl stealing pennies...

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The sight  by David Clement-Davies

The sight

David Clement-Davies

"In Transylvania during the Middle Ages, a pack of wolves sets out on a perilous journey to prevent their enemy--an embittered lone wolf named Morgra--from calling upon the legendary Evil One that will give her the power to control all animals."--Pub...

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Stunt double  by Tamsin Cooke

Stunt double

Tamsin Cooke

"Finn is a free-running champ and karate black belt, with a talen for acting - but when his big break arrives, it's not the role he was expecting at all. Recruited as a stunt double, he's pushed to his limits - scaling walls at high speed, jumping fr...

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Sky thieves  by Dan Walker

Sky thieves

Dan Walker

"Zoya DeLarose has no idea her life is about to change forever when a band of sky thieves 'steal' her away from her orphanage, landing up in the clouds, on board The Dragonfly's deck. There, Zoya discovers a world of meteorite storms, sword fights, m...

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Coyote summer  by Mimi Thebo

Coyote summer

Mimi Thebo

"After failing her audition for the Royal Ballet School and being expelled from school, Jules, fourteen, is sent from London to Kansas, where a coyote entices her to begin dancing again."--Publisher's description.

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Belle is my babysitter  by Victoria Saxon

Belle is my babysitter

Victoria Saxon

"Children ages 2 to 5 will love this Little Golden Book that tells a funny story about Princess Belle looking after Chip. Since Chip has spent so much time as a cup, he isn't used to doing regular kid things. Belle spends the day playing catch, tag, and...

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Aotearoa =

Aotearoa =

"New Zealand fauna illustrated, with captions English and te reo Maori."--Cataloguer.

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Diary disaster  by Meredith Costain

Diary disaster

Meredith Costain

"Ella is soooooo excited about the school excursion to Turtle Island. She can't wait to see baby turtles hatching and she is all set to be the leader of a Special Mural-Making Committee. Ella has also taken elaborate steps to protect her secret diary...

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The flying unicorn  by Sally Odgers

The flying unicorn

Sally Odgers

"Pearl, Olive and Tweet are on the hunt for glitter feathers! But they've blown all the way over to Gull Island. They use Olive's ogre boat to reach the island but rowing quickly behind them are three, mean, stinky pirate gobble-uns! Can Pearl use her...

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The girl with the dragon heart  by Stephanie Burgis

The girl with the dragon heart

Stephanie Burgis

"Silke has an unexpected opportunity to learn what happened to her parents years before when Princess Katrin asks her to stay at the palace as a spy during a visit from the rulers of Elfenwald."--Publisher's description.

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Ospira the savage sorceress  by Adam Blade

Ospira the savage sorceress

Adam Blade

"The spirit of an ancient Beast has risen. Ospira is on the rampage and King Hugo's baby son, Prince Thomas, is in danger! Join Tom and Elenna as they battle to rescue the prince and defend Avantia."--Publisher's description.

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The genius experiment  by James Patterson

The genius experiment

James Patterson

Twelve-year-old orphan Max Einstein (like Albert Einstein himself) is not your typical genius. Max hacks the computer system at NYU in order to attend college courses (even though she hates tests), builds homemade inventions to help the homeless, and...

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That's not my momma's milk!  by Julia M. Barcalow

That's not my momma's milk!

Julia M. Barcalow

"A ... book that helps families teach children that a momma's milk is meant for her baby"--Page 4 of cover.

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Morris wants more  by Joshua Seigal

Morris wants more

Joshua Seigal

"Prince Morris is used to getting everything he wants, and this Christmas he wants the biggest and best present imaginable... This anarchic re-imagining of 'The twelve days of Christmas' is perfect for those with a mischievous sense of humour!"--Back...

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Midnight at the library  by Ursula Dubosarsky

Midnight at the library

Ursula Dubosarsky

"A picture book about the story of a book through time and its eventual home in a library."--

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Animal City  by Joan Negrescolor

Animal City

Joan Negrescolor

"Nina loves to visit her secret jungle place, bringing stories to read to the wild animals, especially the story about a place where humans once lived, but now has returned to nature."--

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मैं चली चिड़ियाघर!  by जैन, नरेंद्र

मैं चली चिड़ियाघर!

जैन, नरेंद्र

Children's poetry based on zoo animals.

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Oliver Elephant  by Lou Peacock

Oliver Elephant

Lou Peacock

"When Noah goes Christmas shopping with his mum and baby sister, he has a brilliant time with his toy elephant, Oliver, playing peekaboo, hiding in a doll's house and dancing Oliver on tables. But suddenly disaster strikes, Oliver goes missing! And, oh...

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Come all you little persons  by John Agard

Come all you little persons

John Agard

"Come little bird person, come little bee person, come little tree person - little persons from all over the world join together to celebrate the dance of life and love in this stunning poem from John Agard."--

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Sir Scaly Pants and the dragon thief  by John Kelly

Sir Scaly Pants and the dragon thief

John Kelly

"When an evil fire-breathing dragon kidnaps the king, Sir Scaly and his trusty steed, Guinevere, vow to rescue him. Their journey takes them to lands far and wide, and when they finally catch up with the wicked king-napping dragon, Scaly knows he's met...

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Hedgehogs don't live in the city!  by Lucy Reynolds

Hedgehogs don't live in the city!

Lucy Reynolds

"Grace and Archie find that hedgehogs do live in teh city as they find one as dusk begins to fall."--Cataloguer.

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The right one  by Violeta Noy

The right one

Violeta Noy

"All ghosts wear white sheets. That's just what ghosts do. White sheets are good for haunting people and they make the ghosts feel like part of one big family. But one little ghost wants to wear something different. He tries all sorts of things - a bag,...

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My heart is a compass  by Deborah Marcero

My heart is a compass

Deborah Marcero

"Rose wants to bring something truly unique for show-and-tell, so she creates maps to explore her imagination in search of something no one has ever seen before"--

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Don't touch my hair!  by Sharee (Illustrator) Miller

Don't touch my hair!

Sharee (Illustrator) Miller

"Aria loves her soft and bouncy hair, but must go to extremes to avoid people who touch it without permission until, finally, she speaks up. Includes author's note."--

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Construction cat  by Barbara Odanaka

Construction cat

Barbara Odanaka

"After saying goodbye to her loving family, a hard-working mother cat heads to her job at a construction site."--

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How do you take a bath?  by Kate McMullan

How do you take a bath?

Kate McMullan

"A whimsical rhyming picture book reveals the way familiar animals, from elephants and pigs to monkeys and hippos, take baths, and how human children do not take baths by sinking in mud, thrashing about in dust or licking themselves clean."--

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I am not a fox  by Karina Wolf

I am not a fox

Karina Wolf

"When Luca arrives in a city, the dogs tell him he is a fox and not welcome in their park, so he sets out to discover which he is, dog or fox."--

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I don't want to go to sleep  by Dev Petty

I don't want to go to sleep

Dev Petty

"Frog is excited about the coming of winter, until he finds out that frogs sleep through the long cold months while they hibernate"--

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Goodnight, Anne  by K. (Kallie) George

Goodnight, Anne

K. (Kallie) George

"It's time for Anne to go to bed, but not before saying goodnight to everyone and everything she loves."--

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Parrots don't live in the city!  by Lucy Reynolds

Parrots don't live in the city!

Lucy Reynolds

"Parrots don't live in cities, do they? Jack and Emily find hidden animals in their city patch and when they thought they had not seen a parrot after all - there it was!"--Cataloguer.

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School day  by Billy Steers

School day

Billy Steers

"Betty the school bus is upset over making mistakes on her very first day, but Tractor Mac and the farm animals provide tips and encourage her to practice and try again."--

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What is snow?  by Marta Álvarez Miguens

What is snow?

Marta Álvarez Miguens

"What is snow? What's snow made of? Where can I find some and what can I do with it? Wrap up warm -- it's time to find out."--

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Baby loves structural engineering!  by Ruth Spiro

Baby loves structural engineering!

Ruth Spiro

"A baby discovers structural engineering through play."--

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Pets  by Ruth Musgrave


Ruth Musgrave

"Information about and pictures of pets for very young children"--

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Hello birds  by Loes Botman

Hello birds

Loes Botman

"This colourful board book with captions introduces small children to a variety of birds and the special sounds each one makes."--Cataloguer.

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My dreams  by Xavier Deneux

My dreams

Xavier Deneux

"Follow one little boy's whimsical dream as he flies through the air on a magic carpet, climbs up the spine of a dinosaur, and even rides on the back of a whale!"--

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Number Circus  by Květa Pacovská

Number Circus

Květa Pacovská

"Number Circus invites you to play-- with numbers! Lift flaps, open doors, peek in a mirror. Everywhere there's a surprise in this unique adventure from one to ten"--Back cover. Sugested level: junior.

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The element in the room  by Mike Barfield

The element in the room

Mike Barfield

"Did you know that without the "lead" in your pencil, there would be no life on Earth? Or that the deadly ingredient used to make the most dangerous weapon in history can also be found in your bottle water? Just about everything in the universe is made...

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Chip the lifeguard  by Kylie Howarth

Chip the lifeguard

Kylie Howarth

"Chip has a mission: to become a lifeguard. But gulls cannot be lifeguards. How is he to achieve his dream?"--

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Isle of you  by David LaRochelle

Isle of you

David LaRochelle

"A deep breath and a little imagination are key in this gentle, beautifully illustrated story that will inspire little ones to lift their own spirits -- and remember that they are loved. Some days are harder to get through than others, but when you're...

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Loving hands  by Tony Johnston

Loving hands

Tony Johnston

"A baby is born and through his life, as he grows, his mother's hands are there to guide, play with him and love him and his are there also to play, love and hug."--Cataloguer.

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What's for breakfast? by Denys Cazet

What's for breakfast?

Denys Cazet

"Wake up!" says Rufus, a large and very hungry owl. "It's time to catch the fearsome mouse. I'm in a mood for a bowl of mouse soup for breakfast." Pip, who's better at sleeping than swooping, leaps from the nest and lands right on top of that fearsome...

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Find me  by Hannah Daffern

Find me

Hannah Daffern

"A finger-play activity board book for young children. Find Me features simple lift-the-flap activities that can be completed by little hands. Find Me invites young children to interact with bright, bold artwork to find cute creatures hiding in playful...

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Geronimo  by David Walliams


David Walliams

"Geronimo, the penguin, is sure he can learn to fly--though everyone knows penguins can't fly. With special help from his fellow penguins he learns that indeed he can fly - through water!"--Cataloguer.

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