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The walking school bus  by Aaron Friedland

The walking school bus

Aaron Friedland

"Every morning, Shaka and his little sister Nandi walk with their father to school. Though the journey is long and hot, they arrive at school happy to see their friends and ready to learn. Then one day, their father gives them terrible news: he has to go work...

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Rainbow Fish and the storyteller  by Marcus Pfister

Rainbow Fish and the storyteller

Marcus Pfister

"When Rainbow Fish meets a new friend, Humbert, he isn't sure what to think. Humbert tells all kinds of strange stories: Somewhere at the bottom of the ocean there's a plug! There's a blue whale living near here . . . and he's going to eat up all of our food....

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How dinosaurs went extinct  by Ame Dyckman

How dinosaurs went extinct

Ame Dyckman

When a child in a museum asks how dinosaurs became extinct, Dad comes up with a list of silly answers.

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No! said Custard the Squirrel  by Sergio Ruzzier

No! said Custard the Squirrel

Sergio Ruzzier

Rather than fulfill the expectations of his persistent companion, an animal chooses to live as himself.

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Life is beautiful  by author Keb' Mo' (Musician)

Life is beautiful

author Keb' Mo' (Musician)

"Life is beautiful! Life is wondrous! Every star above is shining just for us!" Keb' Mo' brings one of his beloved songs to life to remind us that life is beautiful and it should be spent with the people we love. The heartfelt lyrics and endearing...

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Cranky  by Phuc Tran

Cranky

Phuc Tran

"Cranky is feeling, well, cranky. But don't ask why. Because you know what doesn't help when you're feeling cranky? Everyone asking you what's wrong! Is there anything that will help? Find out in this irresistible story about big trucks, big feelings, and even...

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The racecar alphabet  by Brian Floca

The racecar alphabet

Brian Floca

"A is for Automobiles, machines on wheels. B is for Belts turning, fuel burning, the buzz and bark of engines. C is for Curves and crowds and cars, of course -- A century of racecars, from bare beginnings to present-day marvels, from stock cars to Formula 1,...

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The last stand  by Antwan Eady

The last stand

Antwan Eady

"The author of Nigel and the Moon, delivers a tender intergenerational story inspired by his childhood in the rural south. Here's a farm stand that represents the importance of family, community, and hope. Every stand has a story. This one is mine. Saturday is...

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Tiny troubles  by Sophie Diao

Tiny troubles

Sophie Diao

"Meet best friends Nelli and Worthi. Like all tiny succulents, Nelli and Worthi have VERY busy schedules--napping in the sun, sipping on water drops, and filling the days doing nothing. But one morning, Nelli wonders: Is there more? Have you ever heard of a...

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Our nipa hut  by Rachell Abalos

Our nipa hut

Rachell Abalos

"Yelena and Papa take care of their traditional Filipino dwelling - their nipa hut - and it takes care of them. But when a tropical storm roars towards the Philippines, their preparation will be put to the test. Gripping narrative will keep young readers glued...

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Stroll  by Sue Carpenter

Stroll

Sue Carpenter

Picture book

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Zak and his good intentions  by J. Samia (Julie Samia) Mair

Zak and his good intentions

J. Samia (Julie Samia) Mair

Picture book

Zak and his sister Hana decide to see how many good deeds they can do in one day. However, everything is going wrong for Zak, and his plans only end in disappointment . . . and lots and lots of mess. After his misadventures, Zak realized that it isn't only...

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Moto Mike the Motorbike  by Deano Yipadee

Moto Mike the Motorbike

Deano Yipadee

Picture book

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A better best friend  by Olivier Tallec

A better best friend

Olivier Tallec

Picture book

"This morning when I was out walking, I found a best friend. At least I think so. It certainly looks a lot like it! He really has a best friend kind of face." In this comedic picture book exploring a forever childhood question about friendship, squirrel and a...

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Some families change  by Jessica Galatola

Some families change

Jessica Galatola

Picture book

"'Some families change' tenderly guides children through various models of changing families with gentle verse and inclusive imagery. 'You may not have thought much about it, but did you know that some families change? Some get bigger, others smaller and some...

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Autumn Peltier, water warrior  by Carole Lindstrom

Autumn Peltier, water warrior

Carole Lindstrom

Picture book

Indigenous women have always worked tirelessly to protect our water -- keeping it pure and clean for the generations to come. Yet there was a time when their voices and teachings were nearly drowned out, leaving entire communities and environments in danger...

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The tale of the castle mice  by Michael Bond

The tale of the castle mice

Michael Bond

Picture book

"The Earl's Castle is home to a magnificent doll's house, and inside lives a family of mice. Mr and Mrs Perk and their thirteen children live happily together and work hard to maintain their splendid home. But one day their beloved doll's house is taken...

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Jack and the flumflum tree  by Julia Donaldson

Jack and the flumflum tree

Julia Donaldson

Picture book

"Set sail with Jack for an adventure on the high seas! Jacks Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! And the only cure is the fruit of the flumflum tree which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. Its a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail...

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Busy day  by Benedict Blathwayt

Busy day

Benedict Blathwayt

Picture book

"All aboard! The Little Red Train is in for a very busy day. There's post to deliver, rails and sleepers for the new track, a flock of sheep for Hilltop Farm, and lots of passengers for Barnacle Bay! Keep your eyes peeled on the journey - there's lots of added...

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I love books  by Mariajo Ilustrajo

I love books

Mariajo Ilustrajo

Picture book

"It's the end of term, and a little girl is given the unreasonable task of reading a whole book over the holidays. A whole book? But she hates books! Luckily her mother takes her to the library and recommends just the thing. Slowly, the little girl is drawn...

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The magic is you, the magic is me  by Christine McGuinness

The magic is you, the magic is me

Christine McGuinness

Picture book

"Sometimes even the best of friends can have a bad day and, when they do, it might be time to go on the hunt for that missing magic spark. But where could it be? Christine McGuinness takes readers on the trip of a lifetime: to the beach, the forest, beneath...

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Heavy metal badger  by Duncan Beedie

Heavy metal badger

Duncan Beedie

Picture book

"Badger loves playing music--and the louder, the better! But the other animals in the woods don't quite feel the same way, so Badger sets out looking for a new place to jam."--Publisher.

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Is it a seed?  by Emily Ann Davison

Is it a seed?

Emily Ann Davison

Picture book

"When two young children discover a mysterious seed, they being to wonder what it could become. Will it sprout into a lone flower? Or coulld it transform into something truly extraordinary? As the seed takes root, wild dreams unfold. Could it grow into a...

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Egg-cellent Easter adventure  by Mark Hoyle

Egg-cellent Easter adventure

Mark Hoyle

Picture book

"It's Easter morning and Greg is so egg-cited for the fun to begin! But when the chocolate egg delivery doesn't show up at the bakery, Greg and Gloria have to hop to it otherwise Easter will be ruined! Time to make their way to the most magical place on Earth...

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Quiet as mud  by Jane Yolen

Quiet as mud

Jane Yolen

Picture book

"Quiet as Mud is a sweet poem about being introvert in a big loud world"--Publisher.

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Quiet  by Tom Percival

Quiet

Tom Percival

Picture book

"Quiet is a touching tale of courage and how sometimes the smallest voice can deliver the biggest message."--Publisher.

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A world wonder  by Laura Wifler

A world wonder

Laura Wifler

Picture book

Ever since she was a little girl, Cora has dreamed of designing truly fantastical things, awe-inspiring structures that everyone recognizes as world wonders...and that's exactly what she does! As Cora ages and her accomplishments and acclaim grow, she returns...

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Can't see me  by Sue Carpenter

Can't see me

Sue Carpenter

Picture book

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Sharky McShark and the shiny shell squabble  by Alison (Illustrator) Murray

Sharky McShark and the shiny shell squabble

Alison (Illustrator) Murray

Picture book

"Sharky McShark and her best friend Teensy Wee Crab do everything together at the bottom of the deep blue see. They really are the perfect twosome. Until one day - with a plink! twirl! plonk! - an itsy bitsy shrimp arrives on the scene"--Publisher.

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Grandmas are the greatest  by Ben Faulks

Grandmas are the greatest

Ben Faulks

Picture book

"Every grandma is different-- but they're ALL special! Is your grandma an actor or an acrobat? Is she an ambulance driver, an expert chef, or secret spy? Whatever your grandma does, you can be sure she loves you! A heartwarming celebration of grandmas...

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No matter what  by Debi Gliori

No matter what

Debi Gliori

Picture book

"Small is a little fox with big feelings. When Small is feeling down, Small asks Large, "If I turned into a bug, would you still love me and give me a hug?" Large's responses to this question and those that follow are nothing but loving and...

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Please!  by Simon Philip

Please!

Simon Philip

Picture book

"You probably know its good manners to always say please when asking for something. But when Bill forgets this very simple rule, the consequences are WACKIER than he could ever have imagined. Get ready for a laugh-out-loud adventure featuring spaceships,...

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A world of love  by Aimee Reid

A world of love

Aimee Reid

Picture book

"All around the world, a variety of animal parents show the unique ways they love their children"--Provided by publisher.

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The one with the missing biscuits  by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

The one with the missing biscuits

Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Picture book

"Frank and Bert love going on picnics. But something always goes wrong. It rains, there are wasps, or worse - scary squirrels. This time, everything is PERFECT - until Frank eats all Bert's surprise biscuits. Whoops! Saying sorry isn't easy but Frank and Bert...

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Jeff Giraffe  by Amelia McInerney

Jeff Giraffe

Amelia McInerney

Picture book

"Jeff Giraffe dreams of adventure, and he's not going to let his zoo enclosure stop him! With his seal sidekick, Roger, it's time for... the great escape! What could go wrong?!"--Publisher.

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Too many golems  by Jane Yolen

Too many golems

Jane Yolen

Picture book

"Struggling with his Hebrew lessons, Abi takes an old scroll to help him practice and accidentally summons ten golems--who agree to come once a week to help him with his Hebrew."--Publisher.

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Penguin and Pumpkin  by Salina Yoon

Penguin and Pumpkin

Salina Yoon

Picture book

"Curious about what fall is like in places that are not always white, Penguin and his friends fly to a pumpkin farm and bring back a surprise for Penguin's brother, Pumpkin, who couldn't come with them."--Publisher.

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Princess for a day  by Sarah Dyer

Princess for a day

Sarah Dyer

Picture book

"When Clementine decides that she is going to be a princess for the whole day, it falls to her little brother, Mungo, to satisfy her every demand, from a breakfast of cake and chocolate in bed to a special circus performance."--Publisher.

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Dig, dump, roll  by Sally Sutton

Dig, dump, roll

Sally Sutton

Picture book

Crash-a-rumble, Smash-a-grumble, What's at work? Here's a clue: It will clear the ground for you. Bulldozer! Coming through! Can you guess what all the machinery is based on the clues? What are they building? In the end, the vehicles work together to build a...

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I am a masterpiece!  by Mia Armstrong

I am a masterpiece!

Mia Armstrong

Picture book

"Tween actress Mia Armstrong celebrates her fun, funny, beautiful childhood living with Down syndrome in this debut picture book. Mia likes many of the things other people like-- going to the beach, the color blue, drawing. But she doesn't like when strangers...

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We found a hat  by Jon Klassen

We found a hat

Jon Klassen

Picture book

"Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat." -- Back cover.

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A recipe for magic potion  by Jack Henseleit

A recipe for magic potion

Jack Henseleit

Picture book

"About childhood play and the enduring magic of our natural world. To make a magic potion, you will need these things: A friend (or two or three), a bucket or a pot, or a hole, and ingredients."--Publisher.

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Happy all over  by Emma Quay

Happy all over

Emma Quay

Picture book

"Happy on the inside, inside-out. Happy all over - splash it all about. An irresistible celebration of the small joys to be found in the everyday."--Publisher.

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Marley's pride  by Joëlle Retener

Marley's pride

Joëlle Retener

Picture book

"Marley is a little nonbinary kid with big anxieties. Crowds? Pass. Loud noises? No, thanks. When their Zaza is up for an award at Pride, they want to go to the parade for the first time with their beloved grandparent. But can Marley overcome their fears?...

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Oh, are you awake?  by Bob Shea

Oh, are you awake?

Bob Shea

Picture book

"There once was a very sleepy penguin, who was best friends with a not-so-sleepy lion. A pitch-perfect comedy for anyone who has ever craved sleep-- and anyone too full of energy to settle down."--Publisher.

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Big bad dragon club  by author Beach

Big bad dragon club

author Beach

Picture book

"Scorch, Grub and Fang think they are a rather fearsome gang. But when their attempts to cause mayhem somehow keep misfiring and actually help people, will these three bad dragons turn good?"--Publisher.

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Click clack  by Pip (Children's story writer) Jones

Click clack

Pip (Children's story writer) Jones

Picture book

"Nitwig is tired of being alone, so she sets out to find a friend. And when she does, she uses her click-clacking knitting needles to make them something special. But Nitwig doesn't stop there, she knits mittens for mice and cowls for kittens, beanies for...

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This is the ship that Jack built  by Peter Millett

This is the ship that Jack built

Peter Millett

Picture book

Jack's ship has set sail with a precious cargo of gold in the hold, but a whole host of thieves are out to snatch it from under his nose. From the squid that opens the lid and the seal that tries to steal, to the cat and the rat and the whale with its splashy...

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Cattitude  by Bianca Schulze

Cattitude

Bianca Schulze

Picture book

"Cleo is a cat with an attitude. When people come to visit, she leaves the room without saying hello. She digs on the furniture despite being scolded by Mom, and she always sits in Dad's favorite chair. But despite it all, the young narrator loves Cleo just...

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This little kitty in the garden  by Karen Obuhanych

This little kitty in the garden

Karen Obuhanych

Picture book

"Five little kittens enjoy the wonders of spring as they spend time in the garden."--Publisher.

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Love comes first  by Jenna Bush Hager

Love comes first

Jenna Bush Hager

Picture book

"As two sisters watch their friends' families grow, they wish on a star for a sibling of their own-- and a younger brother and a baby cousin arrive! The new family members aren't exactly what the sisters expected, but with time and patience, the group soon...

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Martha maps it out in time!  by Leigh Hodgkinson

Martha maps it out in time!

Leigh Hodgkinson

Picture book

"Martha loves making maps! Step back in time with Martha's amazing maps, packed with cool facts and fun details. She meets dinosaurs, mammoths, and ancient sea creatures as she travels all the way back to the beginning of time-- and forwards to some of the...

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Boys don't fry  by Kimberly Lee

Boys don't fry

Kimberly Lee

Picture book

"Jin loves the aromas and the bubbly chatter coming from his kitchen. He loves to breathe in the bright citrusy notes of kaffir lime leaves and the zesty tang of lemongrass as his aunties float around as they dice, slice, and cook for the New Year. There's...

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Maisy loves bees  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy loves bees

Lucy Cousins

"Maisy is finding out about the bees in her garden and learning why they are so important for our planet. What do bees do all day? Where do they live? Open out the final scene to see Maisy and the busy bees at work!"--Publisher.

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The wrong book  by Drew Daywalt

The wrong book

Drew Daywalt

Picture book

"In this giggle-inducing story, the narrator is wrong about everything, including that bicycles say cock-a-doodle-doo and firefighters shout Ding Dong! before putting out a fire, until the characters within the book set him straight."--Publisher.

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Whirly twirly me  by Manjeet Mann

Whirly twirly me

Manjeet Mann

Picture book

"A sensitive and reassuring picture book on understanding and handling big feelings. Some days are good days. Some days are bad days. And some days are whirly twirly days-- every everything just goes wrong. First your favourite cereal runs out, then a game at...

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Too much!  by Jolene. author. Gutiérrez

Too much!

Jolene. author. Gutiérrez

Picture book

"Sometimes everything is too much! Too loud, too bright, and all too overwhelming. Writing from her own experience with sensory processing disorder, Jolene Gutiérrez's compassionate picture book explores the struggles of a sensorily sensitive child and how...

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6 silly dinosaurs  by Adam Guillain

6 silly dinosaurs

Adam Guillain

Picture book

"Count along with 6 silly dinosaurs in this rhyming picture book! It's time for count and seek - would you like to come and play? Let's count up all the dinosaurs and see who's here today! Count and spot the silly dinosaurs in this madcap, rhyming picture...

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Cheeky Chick!  by Julia Jarman

Cheeky Chick!

Julia Jarman

Picture book

'Five little chicks hear Mother Hen say, "Play near the henhouse. Don't go away." Four little chicks say, "Yes, okay!" But one little chick says, "Phooey!" Cheeky Chick is curious and sets out to explore the farmyard on his own--- despite being told to stay...

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Animal snuggles  by Aimee Reid

Animal snuggles

Aimee Reid

Picture book

"This heartwarming, lullaby-like nonfiction picture book combines animal facts with a comforting message of love and belonging. With back matter about ways animals show love included, this sweet book is perfect for homes, schools, and libraries!"--

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Turbo's special delivery  by Jean Reagan

Turbo's special delivery

Jean Reagan

Picture book

"Turbo the truck loves to drive fast, but has to learn to slow down for a very special delivery"-- Provided by publisher.

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My sister  by Roger Hargreaves

My sister

Roger Hargreaves

Picture book

"Whether your sister is making you laugh with funny jokes or telling fantastically silly stories, she is always there to brighten up your day. With the help of Little Miss Chatterbox, Twins, Hug and lots more, you can show your sister how much you love her...

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Busy feet  by Marcia Berneger

Busy feet

Marcia Berneger

Picture book

"Little feet are so busy! From playtime to bath time and everything in between, it's so much fun for feet to move! Jump, spin, and march along as busy feet explore the world. Playful opposites -- tiptoe soft, stomp loud -- make movement...

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Andy & the little rimu tree  by Hydie Balle-Hands

Andy & the little rimu tree

Hydie Balle-Hands

Picture book

"Andy's eyes lit up like stars as he sat on his bed looking at the beautiful little rimu tree. "I wish to go on my own adventure," said Andy and he closed his eyes. Sleep was near and, in his heart, he saw himself journeying off to a faraway land"--Back cover.

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Let me be frank  by Jessica Urlichs

Let me be frank

Jessica Urlichs

Picture book

"Join Frank and Quinn on their playdate as they show how much fun they have being themselves."--Publisher's description.

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Weka's waiata = Waiata Weka = 威卡的歌谣  by Nikki Slade-Robinson

Weka's waiata = Waiata Weka = 威卡的歌谣

Nikki Slade-Robinson

Picture book

"Koro and Kuia, the Weka chicks' grandparents, are coming to visit. But how will the Weka chicks greet them? The little Kiwi has a plan"--Back cover.

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Mitchell Itches  by Kristin Kelly

Mitchell Itches

Kristin Kelly

Picture book

"An uplifting story about a boy who doesn't let his eczema hold him back from having fun and facing his fears. Meet Mitchell, a boy who is part of the one in five children living with eczema. In Mitchell Itches, we learn about his experiences with this...

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How to be a cat  by Juliette MacIver

How to be a cat

Juliette MacIver

Picture book

""Come," says Mama, "Time to chat. I'll show you how to be a cat." The lessons continue as little Duck learns all the tricks of the trade to be a cat. From washing fur, to stalking prey, to climbing trees. Can little Duck do the same things the kittens do?...

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Sing like a unicorn  by Jeremy Redmore

Sing like a unicorn

Jeremy Redmore

Picture book

"A long-maned and rather fluffy unicorn helps kids find their authentic selves via the joys of singing, wholly inspired by the idea that inside each of us is a completely unique individual that can be happier, more fulfilled and make the world a better place...

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Aloha everything  by Kaylin Melia George

Aloha everything

Kaylin Melia George

Picture book

"A stunning tribute to Hawaiian culture and identity."-starred review, Kirkus, Aloha Everything, is a magical story that will take you on a thrilling journey through the breathtaking islands of Hawaii! In this exciting adventure, you'll encounter mighty canoes...

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Dinosaur in my pocket  by Ashleigh Barton

Dinosaur in my pocket

Ashleigh Barton

Picture book

"James loves two things more than anything in the world: dinosaurs and miniatures. So when his class goes on an excursion to a museum and James finds a miniature dinosaur in the gift shop, he can't help himself: he steals the dinosaur. But as the day...

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Wake up, sheepy head!  by Gavin Aung Than

Wake up, sheepy head!

Gavin Aung Than

Picture book

""Win the morning, win the day," that's what I always say. Join me, Baa Baa Black Belt, as I use my martial arts skills to help the lazy farm animals to rise and shine!"--Publisher.

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General Waste  by Michel Streich

General Waste

Michel Streich

Picture book

"General Waste loves stuff! Wasting lots of stuff! He tosses away apples after one bite, he has hour-long showers, he must have the latest uniform fashion, and he rides around in a monster truck! He shares a house with Gram-Gram. She always saves her...

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Ten green bottoms  by Barry Timms

Ten green bottoms

Barry Timms

Picture book

"Count down from ten with the cheeky aliens and do your 'sums with bums' in Ten Green Bottoms. Join the green-bottomed aliens and their 'wind-powered' rocket as they cause all kinds of mischief on Earth. Includes a number line to count up to ten and back down...

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How to catch a Mamasaurus  by Alice Walstead

How to catch a Mamasaurus

Alice Walstead

Picture book

"Do you have what it takes to catch the most special creature yet? The How to Catch Kids are at it again This time, they're trying to trap the Mamasaurus-- a wonderful creature like no other with strong spirit and a kind heart. On their quest to catch her, the...

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A story no one has ever heard before  by Avi (Cartoonist) Steinberg

A story no one has ever heard before

Avi (Cartoonist) Steinberg

Picture book

"Once upon a time there was a story no one has ever heard before, inspired by a carrot on the run, a knight who'd trade his sword for a pal, and an alien who just wants to get some rest and relaxation. It's a story about how to tell a story. From choosing a...

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Confetti  by Dean Atta

Confetti

Dean Atta

Picture book

"One day, Ari discovers a piece of pink confetti under the sofa. She throws is up into the air and watches it helicopter down: a small, bright moment of celebration. And before long, Ari discovers confetti in other places: at her birthday party; at the Pride...

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I am not the Easter Bunny!  by T. L. McBeth

I am not the Easter Bunny!

T. L. McBeth

Picture book

"Despite the vest, bowtie, and Easter egg painting a bunny insists that he is NOT the Easter Bunny."--Publisher.

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Waiting for tomorrow  by Susan (Children's author) Yoon

Waiting for tomorrow

Susan (Children's author) Yoon

Picture book

"Spending the day preparing their favorite treat, hotteok, a brown sugar-filled Korean pancake, to celebrate their father's long-awaited arrival home the next day, sisters Haejin and Hanna wonder how they'll ever make something special in time when their...

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Eeny and her sisters  by Jane Yolen

Eeny and her sisters

Jane Yolen

Picture book

"Eeny Mole encourages her sisters to face their fears as she has done and venture into the world Up Above."--Publisher.

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I am brave  by Caryl Hart

I am brave

Caryl Hart

Picture book

"There are all sorts of ways to be brave every day, in the things that we do and the things that we say. All your ways to be brave might be different to mine, but however you're feeling, be brave and you'll shine! Being brave isn't all about being a hero -...

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Armadillo rodeo  by Jan Brett

Armadillo rodeo

Jan Brett

Picture book

"Bo, an adventurous, near-sighted armadillo, leaves his mother and brothers to follow a girl heading to a rodeo wearing new red boots which Bo mistakes for another armadillo."--Publisher.

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I can do that too  by Britta Teckentrup

I can do that too

Britta Teckentrup

Picture book

"It's a busy day in the woods for Big and Little Hedgehog, who meet all kinds of animal friends, each of whom can do something special that Little Hedgehog wants to do. Ladybug climbs a tree and jumps off a branch; mole digs a hole; fish swim in the pond....

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Ssweet dreams  by Katharine Holabird

Ssweet dreams

Katharine Holabird

Picture book

"Nervous about her big dance performance the next day, Angelina Ballerina goes through a comforting bedtime routine with her parents that eases her worries and brings her sweet dreams."--Publisher.

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Gilmore girls  by Micol Ostow

Gilmore girls

Micol Ostow

Picture book

"Take a walk down memory lane with the Gilmore Girls as they reminisce on the moments that made Stars Hollow the perfect home for a young mother and daughter. Lorelai and Rory recall when they first arrived in Stars Hollow in search of a welcoming home and...

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Thomas the Tank Engine  by W. Awdry

Thomas the Tank Engine

W. Awdry

Picture book

"The ultimate nostalgic offering for all those who delight in the adventures of this cheeky little engine and his friends. Meet Percy, James, Gordon, and Toby. as well as lots of other characters, down on The Fat Controller's railway."--Publisher.

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Handa's surprise  by Eileen Browne

Handa's surprise

Eileen Browne

Picture book

Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend, Akeyo. But Handa's walk takes her past a variety of animals, who each steal a fruit from the basket on her head.

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The very best words  by Erin Munro

The very best words

Erin Munro

Picture book

Emma's new baby brother James was very nearly perfect, from his velvety head to his wiggly toes. She just wished he could talk. 'I am going to help you find your words,' she told him. But there were too many words to gather them all. So, she decided to bring...

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Kākāpō moon  by Rachel McCoubrey

Kākāpō moon

Rachel McCoubrey

Picture book

"A simple rhyming account of the life of the mysterious kākāpō. With fun facts and beautiful illustrations, children young and old will enjoy learning more about this endangered bird"--Back cover.

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Bubbles the zooting, tooting manatee  by Minky Stapleton

Bubbles the zooting, tooting manatee

Minky Stapleton

Picture book

"Meet Bubbles, a lovable, funny, one-of-a-kind young manatee with a love for speed! Bubbles is a gassy little manatee who loves swimming fast. The more she eats, the more she toots, and the more she toots, the faster she zoots. Her elegant mother and aunties...

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Captain Looroll  by Matt Carr

Captain Looroll

Matt Carr

Picture book

"From the critically acclaimed creator of Superbat, Spyder and Rhinocorn Rules comes an epic adventures series that proves that superheroes come in ALL shapes and sizes. Originating from the trunk of the magical everlasting oak tree, Captain Looroll is super...

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This is me!  by George (CBeebies presenter) Webster

This is me!

George (CBeebies presenter) Webster

Picture book

"Our differences make us special. We don't all have to be the same. Imagine how boring the world would be if everyone had the same name. With bright and engaging illustrations alongside a genuine and heartfelt story, This is Me is the perfect picture book for...

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Thelma the unicorn  by Aaron Blabey

Thelma the unicorn

Aaron Blabey

Picture book

"Thelma is an ordinary pony who longs to be more. One day, she spots a carrot on the ground and comes up with a brilliant idea! She ties it to her head, just before a skidding truck spills pink paint and glitter all over her! Presto! Thelma is a unicorn!...

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Let the singing begin  by Mike Dumbleton

Let the singing begin

Mike Dumbleton

Picture book

"Fairy Wren knows exactly when to begin singing. It's sooner than you think. Are you ready? Now let the singing begin!"--Back cover.

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Chubby Bunny  by Julie Murphy

Chubby Bunny

Julie Murphy

Picture book

"Barbara "Bunny" Binks comes from a long line of Barbaras, that started with her mother and grandmother. She loves putting her hair up in "bunny buns," playing with her rabbit Ralph, and eating marshmallows. Then one day, she participates in her favorite...

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Easter Bunny's secret diary  by Adam Wallace

Easter Bunny's secret diary

Adam Wallace

Picture book

"Easter Bunny has a diary. But sshh! It's a secret diary! Read all about the mishaps leading up to Easter, from foil-wrapping disasters to falling into vats of melted chocolate! How will Easter Bunny get it all ready in time for Easter?! Take a peek into his...

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Oh, Olive!  by Lian Cho

Oh, Olive!

Lian Cho

Picture book

"Presenting Olive Chen! The most magnificent and brilliant artist in the whole wide world! Her parents are also artists-- serious artists-- who paint prim, proper, perfect shapes. They know Olive has the talent to follow in their footsteps. But Olive likes to...

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Curiously calm with Curious George  by Dawn Huebner

Curiously calm with Curious George

Dawn Huebner

Picture book

"In this reassuring book for young readers with big emotions, kids and grown-ups will learn soothing and fun practices to try when looking for that curiously calm feeling. So get cozy, read together, and breathe deeply alongside everyone's favorite curious...

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Make a splash  by Ashley Franklin

Make a splash

Ashley Franklin

Picture book

"Ariel is a curious mermaid who has always wanted to explore the human world. After saving a prince named Eric from a dangerous shipwreck, Ariel makes a deal with the sea witch, Ursula, so she can meet him and learn more about what life is like beyond her...

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