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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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Where's Shaun?

Where's Shaun?

Book

"Think ewe have what it takes to find Shaun and his mischievous flock? Where's Shaun? search and find activity book is designed to test the most astute minds. There's all kinds of dastardly goings-on in each scenario. Each double-page spread is designed...

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The good, the bad and the Deadly 7  by Garth Jennings

The good, the bad and the Deadly 7

Garth Jennings

Book

Having seven invisible monsters to hang out with during the summer holidays is pretty great, but now it's time to go back to school, and if Nelson's not careful, the Deadly 7 are going to get him into serious trouble. The monsters agree to stay away (and...

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The Boney Hand  by Karen Kane

The Boney Hand

Karen Kane

Book

When a Castle-on-the-Hudson school legend suddenly goes missing, Charlie is the prime suspect but he and his best friend, Frog, are determined to find the real culprit.

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On thin ice  by Sibéal Pounder

On thin ice

Sibéal Pounder

Book

In the kingdom of Frostopia, mermaids Beattie, Mimi and Zelda have come to the aid of Maritza Mist, a famous water witch who supplies magic spells to the underwater kingdoms. Two notoriously bad mermaids have escaped from Viper View prison and stolen...

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Mr Gumpy's rhino  by John Burningham

Mr Gumpy's rhino

John Burningham

Picture book

Mr Gumpy is off on an adventure! This time he’s rescuing a rhino who’s lost its parents. But growing rhinos needs lots of food. Will Charlie the rhino and Mr Gumpy manage to make a happy home together? A madcap adventure for children, adults and rhinos...

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Little Juniper makes it big  by Aidan Cassie

Little Juniper makes it big

Aidan Cassie

Picture book

What Juniper lacks in size, she makes up for in heart. And her heart is dead-set on growing up and getting taller. She's tired of having to reach for the cookie jar or use a stepping stool for the toilet. Everything in Juniper's world seems to be made...

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Imagine that  by Jonathan D. Voss

Imagine that

Jonathan D. Voss

Picture book

On a rainy day, perfect for a pretend adventure, Hoot finds that his imagination is lost and Olive must find a way to restore it.

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Jane Goodall  by Libby Romero

Jane Goodall

Libby Romero

Book

In this kids biography, discover the inspiring story of Jane Goodall, whose work with chimpanzees changed the way we understand animals and ourselves. Jane Goodall was a pioneer of primatology through her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees in Africa....

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Busy bodies!  by Jane Clarke

Busy bodies!

Jane Clarke

Book

Al is researching the effects on his body of travelling in a time machine. Trouble is it's hard to experiment without any mess, especially when your neighbour's cat Precious is in the same house with Al's naughty dog Einstein. Experiments about diges...

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Minecraft

Minecraft

Book

This book's goal is to show you the most incredible possibilities and unlock your creative abilities to master the Minecraft world.

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Tiger the police dog  by Lisa Gerry

Tiger the police dog

Lisa Gerry

Book

Calling Paw Patrol fans and all dog lovers: follow the real life adventures of dogs with jobs as they help their communities and save the day. In this endearing read-aloud picture book, readers meet courageous canine Tiger and follow him as he spends...

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Mia Mayhem vs. the super bully  by Kara West

Mia Mayhem vs. the super bully

Kara West

Book

Mia is excited about her first superspeed training class, but a bully on her relay team leads her to lose her shadow and, worse, to snap at her friends.

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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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Bethany sings out  by Holly Webb

Bethany sings out

Holly Webb

Book

Bethany has been keeping a secret from her best friends: she's attending The Shine School for the Performing Arts on a scholarship since her mum can't afford to pay for stage school. But with all her homework and the long journey to and from school every...

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A different land  by Paul Jennings

A different land

Paul Jennings

Book

Christopher is twelve thousand miles from home. The pub has a dirt floor and the owner is as rough as guts. The forest hides snakes, feral pigs and a dark secret. Mysterious, bold and strange. Expect the unexpected. And watch your step. Enter this place...

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The unlucky eleven  by Phil Earle

The unlucky eleven

Phil Earle

Book

A fun football tale for little readers packed with laughs, friendship and a spot of superstition... Everything's going wrong for the Saints this season, and Stanley's team-mates think they finally know why. They have been cursed! But the team's attempts...

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Amy Wild and the silly squirrel  by Diana Kimpton

Amy Wild and the silly squirrel

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 a squirrel tells them someone wants to cut down his oak-tree home, they jump into action! Can...

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Professor Astro Cat's space rockets  by Dominic Walliman

Professor Astro Cat's space rockets

Dominic Walliman

Book

"Get ready for liftoff! Join Professor Astro Cat and friends for a high-flying, rocket-fuelled adventure into space exploration! This fascinating journey teaches young readers about how rockets have taken us to the moon and beyond."--Provided by publ...

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These happy golden years  by Laura Ingalls Wilder

These happy golden years

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Book

Fifteen-year-old Laura learns that living away from home and teaching school can be a bit frightening when most of the students are taller than she is, but every week Almonzo Wilder arrives to take her to her family for the weekend.

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Mr McGee and the elephants  by Pamela Allen

Mr McGee and the elephants

Pamela Allen

Picture book

Here's another adventure of Mr McGee, this time with elephants, one, two and three. A chance to perform and share the fun, so come and join in everyone.

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The great big book of families  by Mary Hoffman

The great big book of families

Mary Hoffman

Book

Simple and colourful introduction to the concept of family, and its many forms, for younger children.

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Duck & Goose  by Tad Hills

Duck & Goose

Tad Hills

Picture book

Duck and Goose learn to work together to take care of a ball, which they think is an egg.

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Three Korean fairy tales  by So-un Kim

Three Korean fairy tales

So-un Kim

Book

This multicultural children's book presents a selection of traditional Korean folk tales that are instantly recognizable to Koreans of all ages. These treasured tales are retold by Kim So-un, an eminent storyteller who is a household name in Korea. T...

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Mermaid dreams  by Kate Pugsley

Mermaid dreams

Kate Pugsley

Picture book

One sunny Saturday, Pearl and her parents visit the beach. Pearl loves the beach: the warm sand feels wonderful between her toes. But it would be more fun if she had a friend. Too shy to say hello, Pearl watches the kids play nearby, and slowly her eyes...

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Nugget & Fang go to school  by Tammi Sauer

Nugget & Fang go to school

Tammi Sauer

Picture book

With a lot of support and encouragement from his minnow friend, Nugget, Fang the shark makes it through his first day at Mini Minnows Elementary.

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If I was the sunshine  by Julie Fogliano

If I was the sunshine

Julie Fogliano

Book

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the nature of connection and relationships.

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Food fight!  by Tanya Wenman Steel

Food fight!

Tanya Wenman Steel

Book

"Grab your knife and fork get ready to dig in to human history through the lens of food and the struggle to acquire it with award-winning celebrity food editor and author Tanya Steel and her husband, historian Robert Steel. The quest for food has inspired...

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The ABC kids book of machines  by Helen Martin

The ABC kids book of machines

Helen Martin

Picture book

"Tip trucks and toasters! Clocks and cranes! Machines are all around us, helping us every day. Come and explore the fascinating world of machines."--Provided by publisher.

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The big book of hacks for Minecrafters  by Megan Miller

The big book of hacks for Minecrafters

Megan Miller

Book

"With more than 100 million registered Minecraft accounts and rights picked up by Warner Brothers for a The Lego Movie style, action-adventure film, Minecraft is on its way to becoming the next big children's brand. While there are several successful...

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Mr Men and the tooth fairy  by Adam Hargreaves

Mr Men and the tooth fairy

Adam Hargreaves

Picture book

Little Miss Curious is curious about everything. So it will come as no surprise that when she hears about a child's tooth being taken by the tooth fairy she is very very curious indeed. And so she sets out to find the answer, finding some very wrong ...

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Aesop's fables  by Charles Santore

Aesop's fables

Charles Santore

Book

A collection of short moral tales first told by the Greek slave Aesop.

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The diggers are coming!  by Susan Steggall

The diggers are coming!

Susan Steggall

Picture book

The diggers are coming! The diggers are coming, with massive metal mouths. Their teeth are tearing at the ground and their tracks trudge round and round and round. Follow all the people and vehicles involved in building a house - from the wreckers coming...

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Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs  by Mo Willems

Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs

Mo Willems

Picture book

Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day-for no particular reason-they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of vary...

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The spook's nightmare  by Joseph Delaney

The spook's nightmare

Joseph Delaney

Book

The Spook, Tom and Alice return from Greece to find the County under siege – and the Spook’s home burnt to the ground. With his precious library of knowledge destroyed, they seek refuge on the nearby island of Mona. But with Mona in the thrall of...

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Doing the animal bop  by Jan Ormerod

Doing the animal bop

Jan Ormerod

Picture book

A text that encourages very young children to walk and talk like the animals - including waddling like a penguin, stomping like a rhino and jiving and jiggling and jumping and wiggling to the monkey bop!

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Gregor and the Code of Claw  by Suzanne Collins

Gregor and the Code of Claw

Suzanne Collins

Book

When twelve-year-old Gregor finally learns the ancient prophecy, which foretells his death, he must gather his courage to defend Regalia from the army of rats, take his mother and sister home safely, and fight his own dark side.

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Gregor and the marks of secret  by Suzanne Collins

Gregor and the marks of secret

Suzanne Collins

Book

Twelve-year-old Gregor returns to the world beneath New York City, where he joins forces with Princess Lexa and Ripred the rat to defend the Underlanders and the Nibblers from the army led by the adolescent rat king, the Bane.

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Mog and Barnaby  by Judith Kerr

Mog and Barnaby

Judith Kerr

Picture book

The reader is invited to lift the flaps and discover the surprises in store for Mog the cat when her household is visited by an irritating dog called Barnaby and his owner.

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Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane  by Suzanne Collins

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Suzanne Collins

Book

In his second adventure, eleven-year-old Gregor returns to the world beneath New York City to rescue his kidnapped sister, Boots, and fulfill a prophecy that will restore peace to the people, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders who populate the unde...

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Further adventures of the family from One End Street  by Eve Garnett

Further adventures of the family from One End Street

Eve Garnett

Book

More adventures of the Ruggles, a working class family from a small English town in the 1930s.

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Hurry up Franklin  by Paulette Bourgeois

Hurry up Franklin

Paulette Bourgeois

Picture book

Even though he is very slow and has many distractions on the way, Franklin the turtle manages to get to Bear's house just in time for a special event.

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Over sea, under stone  by Susan Cooper

Over sea, under stone

Susan Cooper

Book

Three children on a holiday in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest for a grail that would reveal the true story of King Arthur and that entraps them in the eternal battle between the forces of the Light and the forces...

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Sally and the magical sneeze  by Simon Taylor

Sally and the magical sneeze

Simon Taylor

Picture book

Sally is sick at home in her room. But then something magical happens... she sneezes up all kinds of wacky creatures who want to have fun and games with her! It's a wild story of imagination and silliness.

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Peppa goes to the cinema  by Mandy Archer

Peppa goes to the cinema

Mandy Archer

Picture book

Peppa is going to see the new Super Potato film at the cinema. Will Super Potato save the day? Peppa and her friends can't wait to find out! Find out all about the cinema in this exciting new Peppa Pig adventure, perfect for little ones visiting the cinema...

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My favourite monkey  by Daniel Roode

My favourite monkey

Daniel Roode

Picture book

Which monkey is your favourite? Pull down the big flaps to learn about them all and then turn the wheel to choose.

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My favourite kitten  by Daniel Roode

My favourite kitten

Daniel Roode

Picture book

Which kitten is your favourite? Pull down the big flaps to learn about them all and then turn the wheel to choose.

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Max is cooking  by Jackie Walter

Max is cooking

Jackie Walter

Book

Max loves the mud kitchen. Will anyone want to try his cooking?

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The little town of Marrowville  by John Robertson

The little town of Marrowville

John Robertson

Book

In a town surrounded by deadly mist, and filled with oddities, two young siblings become orphans. And that's the best thing that's happened to them all day. Howard Howard was a Wrecker (a brute and bully by profession) who was brutal and bullish to h...

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Bounce, bounce, bounce!  by Jackie Walter

Bounce, bounce, bounce!

Jackie Walter

Book

Mo likes to bounce and so does everyone else!

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Bayesian probability for babies  by Chris Ferrie

Bayesian probability for babies

Chris Ferrie

Picture book

Set the children in your life on a lifelong path to learning with the next installment of the Baby University board book series. Full of scientific information from notable experts, this is the perfect book to teach complex concepts in a simple, engaging...

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Who's going to bed?  by Abie Longstaff

Who's going to bed?

Abie Longstaff

Picture book

Find out who is going to bed in this soothing bedtime tale from the bestselling author of the Fairytale Hairdresser series. Meet a cheeky baby who IS NOT sleepy and wreaks havoc among the tired animals, pirates and royalty of a magical fairy-tale land....

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This is Gus  by Chris Chatterton

This is Gus

Chris Chatterton

Picture book

Gus is a very grumpy dog. He doesn't like much of anything, especially making new friends. So what will Gus do when a little puppy with a spring-in-his-step appears on the scene? Giggle away those grumps with This is Gus, a hilarious picture book written...

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Thai children's favorite stories  by Marian Davies Toth

Thai children's favorite stories

Marian Davies Toth

Book

In captivating text and illustrations, this beautiful multicultural children's book presents a collection of cherished fables, myths, legends and fairy tales from Thailand that have been passed down through generations of Thai families. The nine char...

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Ninja party!  by Jonathan Evans

Ninja party!

Jonathan Evans

Book

Robin is a ninja master. He is leading the Teen Titans on a secret mission. But beast boy is a terrible ninja. Can the other Titans teach him their ninja ways?

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Brain food  by Jennifer Fox

Brain food

Jennifer Fox

Book

Beast Boy wants to be as smart as the other Teen Titans. He casts a spell on himself, but it does not work! He feels the same, but his friends start acting silly.

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Stephen Biesty's cross-sections  by Stephen Biesty

Stephen Biesty's cross-sections

Stephen Biesty

Book

Text and cutaway illustrations depict life aboard a British warship of the Napoleonic era, covering such topics as work, leisure, discipline, navigating, and fighting.

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Look up!  by Nathan Bryon

Look up!

Nathan Bryon

Picture book

3 ... 2 ... 1 ... LIFT OFF. Let science-mad chatterbox Rocket launch into your hearts in this inspiring picture book from two incredible debut talents. Rocket's going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived! Bu...

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Korean celebrations  by Tina Cho

Korean celebrations

Tina Cho

Book

Korean Celebrations takes young readers on an exciting exploration of Korea's colorful festivals and family celebrations--wonderful days that are filled with exciting activities and delicious foods. This book allows children to experience Korean cult...

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A home for Luna  by Stef Gemmill

A home for Luna

Stef Gemmill

Picture book

When Luna washes up on a strange shore she is scared and lonely. She soon discovers there is beauty in her new land, and along the way makes unexpected friends. But will she ever feel at home in a place so different from the one she remembers?

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Celebrations around the world

Celebrations around the world

Book

Embark on an exciting journey through the most interesting and important festivals, celebrations, and holidays enjoyed by people around the world. Stunning original illustrations and fascinating facts will inspire and inform children about cultures a...

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Where are the yellow chicks, Spot?  by Eric Hill

Where are the yellow chicks, Spot?

Eric Hill

Picture book

A new series of lift-the-flap books with snuggly soft-yet-sturdy felt-flaps. Play hide and seek with Spot and discover first concepts along the way. Spot has lost his friend Little Chick! Peek behind the snuggly felt flaps to see where Little Chick is...

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Where are the five frogs, Spot?  by Eric Hill

Where are the five frogs, Spot?

Eric Hill

Picture book

Help Spot find the missing frogs by lifting the felt flaps. Are they behind the log? No, it's three rabbits. Are they behind the bush? No, it's four birds. Where are the five frogs?

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Lily has a secret  by Elizabeth Pulford

Lily has a secret

Elizabeth Pulford

Book

"When Lily hears a plaintive meowing in the bushes, she breaks all the rules by leaving the grounds of Amelias Angel Academy and bringing a little kitten into her room. Lily has to find a disguise for the kitten before racing off to practise for the ...

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Grandma McGarvey joins the scrum  by Jenny Hessell

Grandma McGarvey joins the scrum

Jenny Hessell

Picture book

"Grandma McGarvey inadvertently finds herself on the field at a country rugby match. But she copes with the situation in her usual style, winning everyone's admiration for her drive and fortitude... while at the bottom of a ruck!"--Publisher informat...

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The don't worry book  by Todd Parr

The don't worry book

Todd Parr

Picture book

Todd Parr brings his trademark bright colors and bold lines to his new book about things that might make kids worry--from loud news, to loud neighbors or a big day at school. With his signature humor and instantly recognizable style, Todd speaks out to...

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Henry  by Stephanie True Peters

Henry

Stephanie True Peters

Book

Join an extraordinary dog in his work to rescue people caught in an avalanche's path. In Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, avalanche rescue dogs ride chairlifts and snowmobiles, fly down the slopes on skiers' shoulders, and even descend from helicopters...

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Shout out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts  by Esta Spalding

Shout out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Esta Spalding

Book

The plucky Fitzgerald-Trout siblings (who live on a tropical island where the grown-ups are useless but the kids can drive) are back! After losing the boat that had become their home, oldest Fitzgerald-Trout, Kim, has put finding a home back on her to-do...

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Prince Caspian  by C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis

Prince Caspian

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis

Book

Narnia...the land between the lamp-post and the castle of Cair Paravel, where animals talk, where magical things happen...and where the adventure begins. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are returning to boarding school when they are summoned from the d...

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Briar and Rose and Jack  by Katherine Coville

Briar and Rose and Jack

Katherine Coville

Book

Lady Briar is scorned for her appearance. Princess Rose is adored for her looks. Unbeknownst to them, one or both may bear a curse that only true love can break. But the girls have little time for curses anyway—along with their friend Jack, they are ...

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What shape is it?  by Jackie Walter

What shape is it?

Jackie Walter

Book

"What Shape Is It? looks at different shapes and encourages children to spot them in the environment. It introduces language for discussing shapes, for example faces and sides, and promotes thinking creatively about which shapes fit together well."--...

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Ancient Egypt  by Marcia Williams

Ancient Egypt

Marcia Williams

Book

Full of mystery and adventure, the stories of the Egyptian pharaohs and their ancient gods are steeped in thousands of years of history. From the creation myth to the curse of Tutankhamen and the fall of Cleopatra, this title includes nine stories of...

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Holiday at the Dew Drop Inn  by Eve Garnett

Holiday at the Dew Drop Inn

Eve Garnett

Book

More endearing adventures of the Ruggles family from One End Street. Kate loves the country so much that kind Mr and Mrs Wildgoose invite her to spend the whole of the summer holidays with them at The Dew Drop Inn, so she says good-bye to her mother and...

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The black stallion's ghost  by Walter Farley

The black stallion's ghost

Walter Farley

Book

Alec Ramsay's life is changed after he spends a terrifying night lost in the Florida Everglades with a deranged Frenchman who is helping him search for the runaway black stallion.

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Holly the Christmas fairy  by Daisy Meadows

Holly the Christmas fairy

Daisy Meadows

Book

Holly the Christmas fairy is all in a flutter, putting the sparkle into Christmas. Now Jack Frost has stolen Santa's sleigh, and the Queen of the Fairies needs Rachel and Kirsty to help Holly get it back.

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Super Potato. 3, Super Potato's mega time-travel adventure by author Laperla (Artist)

Super Potato. 3, Super Potato's mega time-travel adventure

author Laperla (Artist)

Book

"For Super Potato's future...he must travel to the past! After an evil villain turned the handsome crime fighter Super Max into Super Potato, our hero got used to life as a tiny tuber. He even threw out his expensive shampoos. But when friendly scien...

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Zo zo zombie. Vol. 4 by Yasunari Nagatoshi

Zo zo zombie. Vol. 4

Yasunari Nagatoshi

Book

"Zombie boy isn't your average kid, and while being a zombie might not at first seem like an ideal lifestyle, you'd be amazed by what this little guy is capable of. From lucky cat zombies to bazooka zombies, the curious world of the undead just keeps...

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Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

Nevermoor

Jessica Townsend

Audio CD

"Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she is blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks-and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight...

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Where is Bella?  by Jackie Walter

Where is Bella?

Jackie Walter

Book

Where is Bella the puppy hiding? Can Ana find her?

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A bite in the night  by Julian Gough

A bite in the night

Julian Gough

Book

This is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Rabbit is surprised: some of the trees in the valley seem to be flying south for the winter. His friend Bear is sure...

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The monster who wasn't  by T. C. Shelley

The monster who wasn't

T. C. Shelley

Book

A brilliantly rich and strange fantasy adventure that will make us all believe in monsters - be they good, bad or somewhere in between. It is a well-known fact that fairies are born from a baby's first laugh. What is not as well documented is how monsters...

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I live on the farm  by Katie Woolley

I live on the farm

Katie Woolley

Book

The farmer and animals all live on the farm - and so does Rat!

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The golden butterfly  by Sharon Gosling

The golden butterfly

Sharon Gosling

Book

The Golden Butterfly danced in the air, beautiful and impossible, yet there before their eyes. Then The Magnificent Marko flicked his wand again. There was a shower of sparks, a bang and... The Golden Butterfly vanished. It's 1897 and since The Magni...

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The garden of lost secrets  by A. M. Howell

The garden of lost secrets

A. M. Howell

Book

October, 1916. Clara is sent to stay with her formidable aunt and uncle in the grounds of a country estate. Clara soon discovers that her new surroundings hold secrets: a locked room and a hidden key, and a mysterious boy who only appears in the gardens...

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Legendary Ultra Beasts.

Legendary Ultra Beasts.

Book

When Ash comes across a mysterious Pokémon in Alola, no one knows what it is. Will some visitors from out of town be able to help?

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Odd science  by James Olstein

Odd science

James Olstein

Book

A full head of human hair is strong enough to support up to 12 tons in weight. Microglia are brain cells that trim/eat long synapses of material that no longer functions throughout the brain. Scientists have used the video game Pac-Man to explain this...

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Illustrated stories from China  by Rosie Dickins

Illustrated stories from China

Rosie Dickins

Book

Discover magical princesses, mighty dragons, mischievous monkeys and more, in this captivating collection of classic Chinese tales. Specially selected and retold for readers today, each story is brought vividly to life by traditional Chinese brush-an...

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Chicken on a broom  by Adam Lehrhaupt

Chicken on a broom

Adam Lehrhaupt

Book

It's time for a Halloween costume party with Zoey the chicken! When everyone is getting ready for the Halloween costume party, Pip's mask goes missing. It's up to Zoey the brave chicken and her sidekick Sam to go looking for the missing mask in the s...

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Untitled  by Timothy Young

Untitled

Timothy Young

Picture book

A coatimundi and a capybara (or is it a porcupine?) take the lead in this silly story with a twist ending.

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How to survive on a desert island  by Denis Tribaudeau

How to survive on a desert island

Denis Tribaudeau

Book

Calling all castaways! You've probably pretended to be an explorer alone on a desert island in the middle of the ocean. It's a fantastic adventure! But if you were shipwrecked and washed ashore, do you think you'd be able to survive? If you've read this...

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For whom the ball rolls by Dav Pilkey

For whom the ball rolls

Dav Pilkey

Book

"The Supa Buddies have been working hard to help Dog Man overcome his bad habits. But when his obsessions turn to fears, Dog Man finds himself the target of an all-new supervillain! Meanwhile, Petey the Cat has been released from jail and starts a new...

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The secret dragon  by E. J. Clarke

The secret dragon

E. J. Clarke

Book

'So if you're not an animal that's alive today, and you're not an animal that's extinct either, what on earth are you?' Mari Jones is desperate to be a real scientist, even though she's only eleven. So when she discovers a tiny dragon while fossil hunting...

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Top marks for murder  by Robin Stevens

Top marks for murder

Robin Stevens

Book

Daisy and Hazel are finally back at Deepdean, and the school is preparing for a most exciting event: the 50th anniversary. Plans for a weekend of celebrations are in full swing. But all is not well, for in the detectives' long absence, Deepdean has c...

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The magnificent migration  by Sy Montgomery

The magnificent migration

Sy Montgomery

Book

Follows a safari team led by Dr. Richard Estes as they track one of the largest land migrations--wildebeests crossing the Serengeti--with information on other animal migrations and the importance of protecting the African savanna ecosystem.

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47 strings  by Becky Carey

47 strings

Becky Carey

Picture book

A mother describes her baby daughter Tessa's Down syndrome in terms her seven-year-old son can understand.

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The land of yesterday  by K. A. Reynolds

The land of yesterday

K. A. Reynolds

Book

"After Cecelia Dahl's little brother, Celadon, dies tragically, his soul goes where all souls go: the Land of Yesterday -- and Cecelia is left behind in a fractured world without him. Her beloved house's spirit is crumbling beyond repair, her father...

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There's a lion in my cornflakes  by Michelle (Michelle Jane) Robinson

There's a lion in my cornflakes

Michelle (Michelle Jane) Robinson

Picture book

When Dan and his brother decide to collect 100 coupons so that they can have their very own lion, they assume the task will be easy enough. How wrong can you be?! If you ever see a packet of cornflakes offering a free lion, ignore it! This is the hai...

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Robyn the Christmas party fairy  by Daisy Meadows

Robyn the Christmas party fairy

Daisy Meadows

Book

It's Christmas Eve, and Rachel Walker and Kirsty Tate are very excited. They're helping to organise a big Christmas party! There's going to be jolly carols, a festive feast and a special ballet performance. Or that was the plan, until Jack Frost stole...

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First term at Malory Towers  by Enid Blyton

First term at Malory Towers

Enid Blyton

Book

Darrell and her friends grow together as they share their school days. There are new students to induct, sporting matches to be won, tempers to control and tricks to play on teachers.

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What shall we do, Blue Kangaroo?  by Emma Chichester Clark

What shall we do, Blue Kangaroo?

Emma Chichester Clark

Picture book

"What shall we do now, Blue Kangeroo?" asks Lily - but Blue Kangeroo doesn't know, so he says nothing. Everyone is too busy to help her, so she does some drawing, all by herself. Blue Kangeroo is most impressed. When it starts to rain, she has only him...

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