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Orange pear apple bear  by Emily Gravett

Orange pear apple bear

Emily Gravett

Picture book

A funny exploration of colour , the relationship between different objects and the power of imagination.

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The ABC book of food  by Helen Martin

The ABC book of food

Helen Martin

Picture book

A gloriously illustrated non-fiction title, taking children on a journey from the paddock, the orchard, the garden to their own kitchen.

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Spots & stripes  by Mojca Dolinar

Spots & stripes

Mojca Dolinar

Picture book

The perfect first high-contrast book to share with your baby! SPOTS AND STRIPES aids the development of early coordination by encouraging babies to reach for and explore the bumpy, smooth and shiny shapes. Babies will react with delight as they touch...

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Leaping Lola  by Tracey Hawkins

Leaping Lola

Tracey Hawkins

Picture book

Lola loves to dance. She flounces and bounces all day long, practising for the Black and White Ball. But she is a brown Jersey cow, not a black-and-white cow. Can she disguise herself and have a spin on the dance floor?

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Where is Peter Rabbit?

Where is Peter Rabbit?

Picture book

Naughty Peter Rabbit runs away to Mr. McGregor's garden, but can he get home safely? In this hide-and-seek version of the well-loved classic, key words in the story are linked to flaps which the child can lift to follow Peter's adventures and find out...

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Dumper truck danger  by Rose Impey

Dumper truck danger

Rose Impey

Picture book

Today the Dino Diggers are building a petrol station for Mr Dei Nonychus, but disaster strikes when the town bridge collapses due to a storm. Time to call the Dino Diggers to the rescue!

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Poppy and Sam's Easter egg hunt  by Sam Taplin

Poppy and Sam's Easter egg hunt

Sam Taplin

Picture book

Poppy and Sam are searching for Easter eggs on Apple Tree Farm. Children will love looking through the peep holes in this charming book to discover the colourful eggs, following fingertrails to trace the flight of a butterfly or bee, and spotting Daisy...

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Mossy  by Jan Brett

Mossy

Jan Brett

Picture book

Mossy, a turtle with a garden growing on her shell, is taken from her home and new friend to become an exhibit in a museum, until the director's niece, Tory, notices how sad Mossy is and helps arrange for her to go home.

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Goldie and the three hares  by Margie Palatini

Goldie and the three hares

Margie Palatini

Picture book

When Goldilocks, running from the three bears, falls down a rabbit hole and hurts her foot, a family of hares tries to help but she proves to be a very loud, demanding, and tenacious guest.

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The three snow bears  by Jan Brett

The three snow bears

Jan Brett

Picture book

Retells the story of Goldilocks, set in an Inuit village and featuring a family of polar bears.

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Fancy Nancy and the posh puppy  by Jane O'Connor

Fancy Nancy and the posh puppy

Jane O'Connor

Picture book

"Nancy wants to adopt a special puppy so that she is no longer the only fancy member of her family, but after a day of puppysitting a papillon, she realizes that being fancy is not always the most important thing."--Source unknown.

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My best job  by Adam Hargreaves

My best job

Adam Hargreaves

Picture book

Molly realizes that finding the perfect job might be really hard work. She's too clumsy to work in the circus, and too hungry to work in a bakery--and definitely too noisy to work in a library! Will Molly ever find a job perfect for her?

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Hold hands  by Sara Varon

Hold hands

Sara Varon

Picture book

A rhyming story of friendship, connection, and the power of holding hands.

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Rabbit's hop  by Alex Rance

Rabbit's hop

Alex Rance

Picture book

Featuring one of the key characters from the bestselling Tiger's roar, Rabbit's hop is Rabbit's 'origin story' - a celebration of recognising your strengths, accepting help, encouraging others and enjoying friendships and sport.

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Anyone for strawberries?  by Davey Moore

Anyone for strawberries?

Davey Moore

Picture book

Claude and Sir Bobblysock are looking forward to a nice breakfast of delicious strawberries - but there are none to be found! Everyone has snapped them up to eat at the Pawhaven Tennis Championship. Claude has to win the championship to make sure Sir...

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Ogilvy  by Deborah Underwood

Ogilvy

Deborah Underwood

Picture book

When Ogilvy moves to a new town, he discovers that bunnies who wear dresses play ball and knit socks, and bunnies in sweaters make art and climb rocks, and Ogilvy must figure out a way to do it all.

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Sheila Rae, the brave  by Kevin Henkes

Sheila Rae, the brave

Kevin Henkes

Picture book

When brave Sheila Rae, who usually looks out for her sister Louise, becomes lost and scared one day, Louise comes to the rescue.

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小馋猫日记  by 何文楠

小馋猫日记

何文楠

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幸福的狐狸  by 何文楠

幸福的狐狸

何文楠

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和红绿灯交朋友  by 何文楠

和红绿灯交朋友

何文楠

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最熟悉的陌生人  by 何文楠

最熟悉的陌生人

何文楠

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神奇的小种  by 何文楠

神奇的小种

何文楠

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班长“小大人”  by 何文楠

班长“小大人”

何文楠

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快乐收购站  by 何文楠

快乐收购站

何文楠

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童年的味道  by 何文楠

童年的味道

何文楠

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蚂蚁的新家  by 何文楠

蚂蚁的新家

何文楠

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面包树上的小猴  by 何文楠

面包树上的小猴

何文楠

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飞起来的蛋糕  by 何文楠

飞起来的蛋糕

何文楠

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白天的月亮  by 远藤湖舟

白天的月亮

远藤湖舟

Picture book

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窗 = Window  by Julia Denos

窗 = Window

Julia Denos

Picture book

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乱涂乱画的小怪兽  by Justine Clarke

乱涂乱画的小怪兽

Justine Clarke

Picture book

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吃书的小怪兽  by Justine Clarke

吃书的小怪兽

Justine Clarke

Picture book

Something is coming. Can you see? It snuffles and gruffles. What can it be? Look! Look! It's a Gobbledygook! It's ripping up pages and eating a book!.

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梅西找工作  by John Churchman

梅西找工作

John Churchman

Picture book

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小花的午餐  by John Churchman

小花的午餐

John Churchman

Picture book

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小羊甜豆儿  by John Churchman

小羊甜豆儿

John Churchman

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勇敢的小芬  by John Churchman

勇敢的小芬

John Churchman

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愿星光洒落  by Jeremy Chatelain

愿星光洒落

Jeremy Chatelain

Picture book

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我要走在最前面  by Richard Byrne

我要走在最前面

Richard Byrne

Picture book

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嗨,披萨!  by Jon Burgerman

嗨,披萨!

Jon Burgerman

Picture book

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啪叽!  by Jon Burgerman

啪叽!

Jon Burgerman

Picture book

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圣诞老人来啦!  by A. (Annie) Bogie

圣诞老人来啦!

A. (Annie) Bogie

Picture book

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我们一起去看海!  by A. (Annie) Bogie

我们一起去看海!

A. (Annie) Bogie

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小猪当大厨  by A. (Annie) Bogie

小猪当大厨

A. (Annie) Bogie

Picture book

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袋鼠和鳄鱼  by Bronwyn Bancroft

袋鼠和鳄鱼

Bronwyn Bancroft

Picture book

"From eagles to echidnas, from geckos to crocodiles, these icons of Australia are gorgeously integrated into glorious patterned landscapes."--Back cover.

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孩子和貓  by Ingrid Bachér

孩子和貓

Ingrid Bachér

Picture book

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大阪城  by 青山邦彦

大阪城

青山邦彦

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我的火星探险  by Jon Agee

我的火星探险

Jon Agee

Picture book

"A young astronaut is trying to find life on Mars, but he's made a very big oversight"--.

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长腿爸爸  by Nadine Brun-Cosme

长腿爸爸

Nadine Brun-Cosme

Picture book

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萝卜逃跑啦  by Francoise Morvan

萝卜逃跑啦

Francoise Morvan

Picture book

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The complete Brambly Hedge  by Jill Barklem

The complete Brambly Hedge

Jill Barklem

Book

In this collection, the mice have many adventures, but they always have time for fun and relaxation too. Whatever the season, and whether they are by the sea, in the High Hills, or simply at home by the fire, there is always someone ready to lend a h...

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小马坐汽车  by 郑渊洁

小马坐汽车

郑渊洁

Picture book

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小老鼠当警察  by 郑渊洁

小老鼠当警察

郑渊洁

Picture book

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小狗卫兵  by 郑渊洁

小狗卫兵

郑渊洁

Picture book

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戴眼镜的龙爸爸  by 郑渊洁

戴眼镜的龙爸爸

郑渊洁

Picture book

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聪明的小猴  by 郑渊洁

聪明的小猴

郑渊洁

Picture book

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勇敢的小公鸡  by 郑渊洁

勇敢的小公鸡

郑渊洁

Picture book

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牙科医生小老虎  by 郑渊洁

牙科医生小老虎

郑渊洁

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小猪打电话  by 郑渊洁

小猪打电话

郑渊洁

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小兔子找爸爸  by 郑渊洁

小兔子找爸爸

郑渊洁

Picture book

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小牛学吃饭  by 郑渊洁

小牛学吃饭

郑渊洁

Picture book

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走独木桥的小羊  by 郑渊洁

走独木桥的小羊

郑渊洁

Picture book

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Rocketmole  by Matt Carr

Rocketmole

Matt Carr

Picture book

A brave and bold new picture book by Matt Carr, perfectly timed for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Meet the mole on a mission! Armstrong the star-nosed mole doesn't dig living underground. His friends think building a rocket to go to...

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Incy wincy spider  by Matt Shanks

Incy wincy spider

Matt Shanks

Picture book

Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the water spout. Down cam the rain and washed poor Incy out. Where will Incy Wincy spider go next and who will she meet along the way? Find out in this new Australian version of the favourite nursery rhyme.

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Bad crab  by Amelia McInerney

Bad crab

Amelia McInerney

Picture book

A tale so tall you will pinch yourself. Get set for one shell of a story, as this crabby crustacean grabs life by the claws!

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Raising dragons  by Jerdine Nolen

Raising dragons

Jerdine Nolen

Picture book

A farmer's young daughter shares numerous adventures with the dragon that she raises from infancy.

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Hello  by Fiona Woodcock

Hello

Fiona Woodcock

Picture book

A brother and sister enjoy a brilliant day full of spills, thrills, and silly adventures in this story comprised only of words that contain a double L.

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Things that go  by Tiago Americo

Things that go

Tiago Americo

Picture book

What exciting vehicles will you find? This stimulating lift the flap books is full of touch-and-feel fun to help develop your baby's sensory awareness.

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Baby touch peekaboo

Baby touch peekaboo

Picture book

Babies and toddlers will love this original tactile playbook from the innovative Baby Touch range. Have fun touching the different textures and playing peekaboo with the large flaps. The bright and bold illustrations are perfect for baby to enjoy. La...

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Baby touch animals

Baby touch animals

Picture book

Use the animal shaped tabs to help turn the pages and find and name the different animals throughout. There are also big, stimulating touch-and-feel areas to stroke and talk about on every page - which animal feels soft? Which one feels bumpy? With each...

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Beach  by Tiago Americo

Beach

Tiago Americo

Picture book

What will you find on the beach? This stimulating life the flap book is full of touch-and-feel fun to help develop your baby's sensory awareness.

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Baby touch vehicles

Baby touch vehicles

Picture book

Use the vehicle-shaped tabs with your baby to turn the pages and find and name the different bright vehicles throughout, from cars and trains to helicopters and diggers. There are also big, stimulating touch-and-feel areas to stroke and talk about on...

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Baby touch playbook

Baby touch playbook

Picture book

Explore colours, textures and shapes in this multisensory playbook. With touch-and-feel patches and peep-through pages, this bright and beautiful book will engage young children from birth upwards.

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Busy lion cubs  by Maria Neradova

Busy lion cubs

Maria Neradova

Picture book

The lion cubs are busy playing, roaring and sleeping.

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Snakes on a train  by Kathryn Dennis

Snakes on a train

Kathryn Dennis

Picture book

A funny picture book full of sibilant sounds and other word play where friendly snakes slither and hiss on their train ride.

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Katie Morag and the grand concert  by Mairi Hedderwick

Katie Morag and the grand concert

Mairi Hedderwick

Book

Every year on the Isle of Struay, there is a grand concert, where the islanders play fiddles, recite poetry, and sing and dance in front of their friends and neighbours. This is a major social event in a small community like Struay. Katie Morag is very...

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When sadness is at your door  by Eva Eland

When sadness is at your door

Eva Eland

Picture book

A young child experiences sadness as if it were a visitor, acknowledging the emotion and suggesting activities to do with it.

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There's an alien in your book  by Tom Fletcher

There's an alien in your book

Tom Fletcher

Picture book

Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbott have created a new interactive adventure, this time featuring an adorable alien who has crash-landed in YOUR book! You'll have to help Alien back up into space, because aliens don't belong on Earth . . . do they? This sequel...

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Jack and the beanstalk  by Mara Alperin

Jack and the beanstalk

Mara Alperin

Picture book

When Jack climbs up an enormous beanstalk, he discovers a giant's castle high up in the clouds. But the giant likes to eat little boys... How ever will Jack escape?

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Rabbit's year  by Melissa Keil

Rabbit's year

Melissa Keil

Picture book

"It's supposed to be Rabbit's special year. But Rabbit has on one to share it with. Rabbit needs a friend. What can he do to find one?" --Back cover.

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Mase's room  by Dahlia Malaeulu

Mase's room

Dahlia Malaeulu

Picture book

"Mases room is always messy and needs tidying up. Mase teaches us how to count in Samoan while taking us on his journey of cleaning up his bedroom. This story reflects on childrens experiences of cleaning their own room, allowing for meaningful social...

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Lagi spies  by Dahlia Malaeulu

Lagi spies

Dahlia Malaeulu

Picture book

"Lagi always enjoys playing games with her friends. Lagi teaches us colours in Samoan while playing a fun game of ‘I spy’."--aotearoa books.co.nz

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Malia shares  by Dahlia Malaeulu

Malia shares

Dahlia Malaeulu

Picture book

"Malia loves to share with everyone! Malia teaches us the days of the week in Samoan while showing us how to share with others."--aotearoa books.co.nz

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Taku and the plastic bag  by Sharon Light

Taku and the plastic bag

Sharon Light

Picture book

"The second of the Fiji Reef People stories tells the tale of Taku the turtle. He has a very dangerous encounter with a plastic bag. Can his many fishy friends save this friendly little turtle."--marymartin.com

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The reef people and the Fiji roosters  by Sharon Light

The reef people and the Fiji roosters

Sharon Light

Picture book

"When Sand Crab's underwater Disco is threatened by a bunch of big, bully, scratchy roosters, Clam Filter decides that something has to be done! But how can a bunch of small reef creatures stand up to nasty old roosters that don't even belong on the....

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Lairo Island  by Sharon Light

Lairo Island

Sharon Light

Picture book

"A small Fijian Village is invaded by hundreds of land crabs. How will the village rid these pesky crabs before they destroy the whole Island?"--marymatin.com

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The forest people and the yellow monster  by Sharon Light

The forest people and the yellow monster

Sharon Light

Picture book

"The forest people have been invaded by huge yellow monsters. The monsters are eating up all the trees and plants. Will they ever be able to save their forest home."--marymatin.com

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Teach me Tongan  by Mary Aflague

Teach me Tongan

Mary Aflague

Picture book

"Teach Me Tongan is an educational bilingual language learning resource to teach children about 31 commonly used words in Tongan. In addition to learning these words, we have added bonus resources to learn more complex sentences. We've designed over 60...

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Seagull Sid and the and the naughty things his seagulls did!  by Dawn McMillan

Seagull Sid and the and the naughty things his seagulls did!

Dawn McMillan

Picture book

Seagull Sid and his fine feathered mates are sick of looking at all the rubbish that people leave behind at the shore. But how can the seagulls reclaim their beach from the trashy humans? No worries, Sid has a mischievously messy plan of attack -- watch...

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11只猫开饼店  by 馬場のぼる

11只猫开饼店

馬場のぼる

Picture book

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11只猫盖房子  by 馬場のぼる

11只猫盖房子

馬場のぼる

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11只猫进袋子  by 馬場のぼる

11只猫进袋子

馬場のぼる

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11只猫变泥猴  by 馬場のぼる

11只猫变泥猴

馬場のぼる

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11只猫捉大鱼  by 馬場のぼる

11只猫捉大鱼

馬場のぼる

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Ajooni stands up to the dragon  by Amarpreet Kaur Dhami

Ajooni stands up to the dragon

Amarpreet Kaur Dhami

Picture book

A children's book written by Amarpreet Kaur Dhami, to inspire readers to courageously stand against all challenges. Ajooni Kaur is the bravest girl in the whole neighborhood, but then a ferocious dragon appears in the forest. Will Ajooni be able to r...

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That's what dinosaurs do  by Jory John

That's what dinosaurs do

Jory John

Picture book

This is William. William is a dinosaur who loves to roar. Because, well, he's a dinosaur. But when William gets a sore throat, the doctor tells him, No roaring for a week! No roaring at the mailman or the bus driver. No roaring in line or at the park....

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Where are you from?  by Yamile Saied Méndez

Where are you from?

Yamile Saied Méndez

Picture book

When a young girl is asked where she's from—where she's really from—she's no longer as she was. She decides to turn to her dear abuelo for some help with this ever-persistent question. But he doesn't quite give her the answer she expects.

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I am a bunny  by Ole Risom

I am a bunny

Ole Risom

Picture book

Nicholas the bunny describes his activities during different seasons. I am a bunny. My name is Nicholas. I live in a hollow tree. In the spring, Nicholas likes to sniff the flowers, and in the summer, watch the frogs in the pond. In the fall, he watches...

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A crack in the track

A crack in the track

Picture book

A crack in the track brings Thomas the Tank Engine and the entire Island of Sodor Railway to a screeching halt in this rhyming adventure.

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