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大家都想排第一  by 兰小平

大家都想排第一

兰小平

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大家都想吃蛋糕  by 兰小平

大家都想吃蛋糕

兰小平

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Lift-the-flap first book of colours  by Aimée Chapman

Lift-the-flap first book of colours

Aimée Chapman

Picture book

Lift-the-Flap First 100 Colours teaches children all about colours and has over 100 first words and colours to discover. Over 50 different shaped, sturdy flaps to lift, each revealing a hidden picture and words underneath. Engages children and stimulates...

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I don't like books. Never. Ever. The end  by Emma Perry

I don't like books. Never. Ever. The end

Emma Perry

Picture book

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Mabel. A girl who didn't like books. She used them for all sorts of things, from juggling to sledging, but she never looked at the stories inside. Until the books decided they had had enough!

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Mole Hill  by Alex Latimer

Mole Hill

Alex Latimer

Picture book

Oh no! Mole's mound is under threat with the arrival of a fleet of diggers. Can he stop them before his home is destroyed? With a bit of clever thinking, Mole might just manage to trick the silly trucks into believing that they could end up extinct like...

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Meet the Grumblies  by John Kelly

Meet the Grumblies

John Kelly

Picture book

Meet the Grumblies. All they do is ARGUE! So when a huge, hungry GOBBLESTOMP arrives in their village, which little Grumbly will banish the beast? A laugh-out-loud story about teamwork.

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Impossible!  by Tracey Corderoy

Impossible!

Tracey Corderoy

Picture book

Dog longs to visit the seaside. But the ocean is MILES away. "Impossible!" he sighs. Then a lost crab appears and needs help to get home. Will Dog take this chance to make his dream come true?

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Happy farter's day  by Tim Miller

Happy farter's day

Tim Miller

Picture book

Father's Day is once a year, but for these kids, Farter's Day happens way too often ... In this celebration of farterhood (oops, fatherhood), ten friends swap tales of their dads' best (and WORST) bottom eruptions. How bad can these farts really be? Take...

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Maan ni koroboki ni Kiribati = Kiribati alphabet

Maan ni koroboki ni Kiribati = Kiribati alphabet

Picture book

An introduction to the alphabet written in Gilbertese and English.

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Waare ni Kiribati = Kiribati numbers

Waare ni Kiribati = Kiribati numbers

Picture book

An introduction to numbers written in Gilbertese and English.

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Maata n te taetae ni Kiribati = Kiribati colours

Maata n te taetae ni Kiribati = Kiribati colours

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An introduction to colours written in Gilbertese and English.

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Dress like a girl  by Patricia Toht

Dress like a girl

Patricia Toht

Explores the concept of dressing "like a girl," in which girls dress in space suits, police officer uniforms, and laboratory coats to prove that girls can be anything they want to be.

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Where are you from?  by Yamile Saied Méndez

Where are you from?

Yamile Saied Méndez

"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."--Page [2]...

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From my window  by Otávio Júnior

From my window

Otávio Júnior

"A boy describes the building, people, weather, games, and activities he can observe from his window in a favela, a neighborhood in Rio de Janiero. Includes notes about favelas and the author's experiences growing up in one." --

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She's got this  by Laurie Hernandez

She's got this

Laurie Hernandez

"Even Olympians have to start somewhere. And in this charming illustrated book, Laurie Hernandez tells the story of Zoe, a little girl who dreams of flying--and becoming a gymnast. When Zoe sees a gymnast on TV, she realizes that gymnastics is just l...

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大家都想玩玩玩  by 兰小平

大家都想玩玩玩

兰小平

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大家都想开巴士  by 兰小平

大家都想开巴士

兰小平

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Pete the Cat's groovy guide to kindness  by Kim Dean

Pete the Cat's groovy guide to kindness

Kim Dean

Picture book

Pete shares some groovy words on kindness in this fun collection of all his favorite famous quotes about having compassion for others and making the world brighter one kind word, act, or gesture at a time. Pete adds his own take on well-known classics,...

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Sorry (really sorry)  by Joanna Cotler

Sorry (really sorry)

Joanna Cotler

After Cow's bad mood spreads to the whole farm, Dog starts a new chain reaction by showing kindness.

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Bike & Trike  by Elizabeth Verdick

Bike & Trike

Elizabeth Verdick

When Lulu graduates to a bicycle with training wheels, rusty, old Trike feels lonely in the garage and worries about Lulu's safety on her shiny, new bike.--

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Not quite Snow White  by Ashley Franklin

Not quite Snow White

Ashley Franklin

Tameika is excited to audition for the school's Snow White musical, but when she overhears her classmates say she is too tall, chubby, and brown to play Snow White, she questions whether she is right for the part.

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Wemberly worried  by Kevin Henkes

Wemberly worried

Kevin Henkes

Wemberly worried about everything. Big things. Little things. And things in between. Then it was time for school to start.And Wemberly worried even more.If you ever worry (or know someone who does), this is the book for you.

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You made me a dad  by Laurenne Sala

You made me a dad

Laurenne Sala

A father tells his child about his love, fear, and joy in being her parent.

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I believe I can  by Grace Byers

I believe I can

Grace Byers

"From the New York Times bestselling creators of I Am Enough comes an empowering follow-up that celebrates every child's limitless potential. I Believe I Can is an affirmation for boys and girls of every background to love and believe in...

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Pete the cat. The Petes go marching  by James Dean

Pete the cat. The Petes go marching

James Dean

#1 New York Times bestseller James Dean puts a groovy spinto the classic children's song "The Ants Go Marching" with everyone's favorite cool cat. Join Pete the Cat as he rocks out to this classic tune with a supercool twist in this paper-over-board ...

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Pete the cat and his magic sunglasses  by James Dean

Pete the cat and his magic sunglasses

James Dean

Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy-nothing seems to be going his way. But with the help of some magic sunglasses, Pete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along.

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Monster tails  by Kenlynn Dorothy Scott

Monster tails

Kenlynn Dorothy Scott

Picture book

Harvey likes to laugh, run, and play. Harvey can be stubborn when he wants his way. Mommy and Daddy say that sometimes Harvey is a monster!

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Alpahbetical Tashi  by Anna Fienberg

Alpahbetical Tashi

Anna Fienberg

Book

Learn the alphabet and journey through Tashi's world filled with mythical creatures, wild adventures and magic in a story especially created by Anna and Barbara Fienberg with original artwork by the late illustrator Kim Gamble, beautiful restored and...

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Piper & Mabel  by Melanie Shankle

Piper & Mabel

Melanie Shankle

Picture book

When their family takes a beach vacation, Piper and Mabel are left at the Happy Tails Ranch, but run away after seeing it is not a real ranch.

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玩具熊的回家之旅  by Γερουλάνου, Ελένη

玩具熊的回家之旅

Γερουλάνου, Ελένη

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哇,春天!  by 李浩然

哇,春天!

李浩然

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夏天,真美  by 李浩然

夏天,真美

李浩然

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我爱你秋天  by 李浩然

我爱你秋天

李浩然

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What would you wish for?  by David Sable

What would you wish for?

David Sable

Picture book

Invites readers to imagine if all their wishes would come true, would they choose fun and games, or, perhaps, to make the world a better place.

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Papa, Daddy, and Riley  by Seamus Kirst

Papa, Daddy, and Riley

Seamus Kirst

Picture book

When a classmate insists a family must have a mother and a father, Riley fears she will have to choose between Papa and Daddy until her fathers assure her that love makes a family.

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Nighty night narwhal  by Victoria Saxon

Nighty night narwhal

Victoria Saxon

Picture book

Nolan the Narwhal is trying to go to sleep, he really is! But he's thirsty and hungry. There might be a giant sea horse sneaking around, his eyes won't stay shut, and his horn is achy. Maybe just one more playful story filled with deep sea silliness will...

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Humpty Dumpty sat on the slide  by Tony Wilson

Humpty Dumpty sat on the slide

Tony Wilson

Picture book

Humpty Dumpty waiting to play. Humpty Dumpty waiting ALL DAY. Poor Humpty Dumpty can't catch a break! He tries to join in but makes a few mistakes. Can Humpty make friends with all the king's horses and all the king's men?

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Counting elephants  by Dawn Young

Counting elephants

Dawn Young

Picture book

Our poor counter just wants to count her ten elephants, but - POOF! - her magician friend is making it impossible. Ten, nine, eight... each time we get back to counting, one of the elephants has been changed into something unexpected. Puppies, frogs,...

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Shark's numbers  by Harriet Evans

Shark's numbers

Harriet Evans

Picture book

Can you crunch numbers with Shark? Dive into the deep with this animal-shaped board book and join the sea creatures in counting capers all the way up to ten.

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Summer song  by Kevin Henkes

Summer song

Kevin Henkes

Picture book

Bees buzz, birds sing, and children roll in the grass and feel the heat of the summer sun. With striking verbal imagery, repetition, and alliteration, Kevin Henkes introduces basic concepts of language and the summer season.

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Pitter pattern  by Joyce Hesselberth

Pitter pattern

Joyce Hesselberth

Picture book

Lu and her friends spot patterns in their daily activities, including patterns found in music, weather, time, play, shapes, nature, math, and language.

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Kaiana and Teiti  by Diane Percy

Kaiana and Teiti

Diane Percy

Picture book

When old enough to fly alone, Kaiana is given a plane ticket by her family to visit her grandmother, Teiti, who lives on a Pacific Island. There, beside a beach full of creatures, her adventures begin, as does her close relationship with Teiti. It's ...

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Visiting grandma  by Jane Va'afusuaga

Visiting grandma

Jane Va'afusuaga

Picture book

A children's picture book about a Samoan family set in New Zealand from the perspective of a pakeha girl. A normal event in one culture may seem odd to another culture. But when pakeha Rachel goes with her new Samoan friend Luisa to visit her grandmother,...

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Wild week  by Teresa Porcella

Wild week

Teresa Porcella

Picture book

Lift the flaps to discover what goes on in the house during one wild week.

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Night and day  by Teresa Porcella

Night and day

Teresa Porcella

Picture book

Lift the flaps to discover how these animals help each other both night and day.

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Froggy for president!  by Jonathan London

Froggy for president!

Jonathan London

Picture book

Both Froggy and Frogilina are running for class president, and both have compelling platforms--but which candidate will voters choose?

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Outside in  by Deborah Underwood

Outside in

Deborah Underwood

Picture book

Illustrations and easy-to-read text reveal ways nature affects our everyday lives, such as providing food and clothing, and showing when to go to bed and when to get up.

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Let's go to taekwondo  by Aram Kim

Let's go to taekwondo

Aram Kim

Picture book

Yoomi loves studying taekwondo and wants to earn a yellow belt, but she is afraid to break a board until Grandma comes to the rescue. Includes facts about taekwondo and glossary of basic Korean terms.

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Hello Scottish animals!  by Kate McLelland

Hello Scottish animals!

Kate McLelland

Book

Say hello to Scotland's most famous animals! From leaping red squirrels and hungry highland coos, to jumping dolphins and playful otters, children will love the fun and friendly illustrations. But what's that splash, splash, splashing in Loch Ness?

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The wonky donkey  by Craig Smith

The wonky donkey

Craig Smith

Picture book

"Presents a humorous song about a donkey, who is wonky."--Cataloguer.

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藍色時間  by Isabelle Simler

藍色時間

Isabelle Simler

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故宫

故宫

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长城

长城

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我会比大小  by Hannah Watson

我会比大小

Hannah Watson

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不喜歡雨天的小雨蛙  by 微笑先生

不喜歡雨天的小雨蛙

微笑先生

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嘀嘀, 小汽车来了  by Stefan Seidel

嘀嘀, 小汽车来了

Stefan Seidel

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夢境 = Doux rêveurs  by Isabelle Simler

夢境 = Doux rêveurs

Isabelle Simler

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哇呜, 繁忙的飞机场  by Stephan Lomp

哇呜, 繁忙的飞机场

Stephan Lomp

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儿童行为规范. by 蓝草帽

儿童行为规范.

蓝草帽

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儿童行为规范. by 蓝草帽

儿童行为规范.

蓝草帽

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儿童行为规范. by 蓝草帽

儿童行为规范.

蓝草帽

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夏天的農場  by 黃郁軒

夏天的農場

黃郁軒

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秋天的森林  by 黃郁軒

秋天的森林

黃郁軒

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嘀嘀, 施工乐园来了  by Isabelle Göntgen

嘀嘀, 施工乐园来了

Isabelle Göntgen

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我会学数学  by Jessica Greenwell

我会学数学

Jessica Greenwell

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我会认数字  by Felicity Brooks

我会认数字

Felicity Brooks

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我会算算术  by Felicity Brooks

我会算算术

Felicity Brooks

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好多好吃的草莓  by 山岡光

好多好吃的草莓

山岡光

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好多好吃的香蕉  by 山岡光

好多好吃的香蕉

山岡光

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做家事真有趣  by 謝茹

做家事真有趣

謝茹

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我最好的朋友  by 謝茹

我最好的朋友

謝茹

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兔子的婚禮  by Garth Williams

兔子的婚禮

Garth Williams

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草原上的八卦  by Katharina E. Volk

草原上的八卦

Katharina E. Volk

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奔跑吧, 蘿絲!  by Marika Maijala

奔跑吧, 蘿絲!

Marika Maijala

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我的守護熊  by 李文良

我的守護熊

李文良

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國王陛下回來前的100秒!  by 柏原佳世子

國王陛下回來前的100秒!

柏原佳世子

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比你更高!  by 경 혜원

比你更高!

경 혜원

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數進童話世界  by Alison Jay

數進童話世界

Alison Jay

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我才沒有迷路  by 板橋雅弘

我才沒有迷路

板橋雅弘

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大排長龍的貓頭鷹餐廳  by 福澤由美子

大排長龍的貓頭鷹餐廳

福澤由美子

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Poo! Is that you?  by Clare Helen Welsh

Poo! Is that you?

Clare Helen Welsh

Picture book

A stinkingly funny story, featuring a whole range of REAL stinky animals! Lenny the Lemur is on holiday in the Amazon rainforest. He's just settling down for a nice snooze, when a very yucky smell wafts past... Poo-ie! What or who could it be? Lenny sets...

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