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Not-a-box City by Antoinette Portis

Not-a-box City

Antoinette Portis

Don't miss the long-awaited companion to Not a Box, winner of a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. This picture book with its visual humor and simple dialogue is great for fans of Mo Willems and Crockett Johnson. Bunny wants to build a cardboard city. Bunny...

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Ordinary girls by Blair Thornburgh

Ordinary girls

Blair Thornburgh

Fifteen-year-old Plum and her older sister Ginny find their relationship tested by family finances, personality differences, and the secrets they are keeping from each other.

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Dinner at the Brake Fast by Renee Beauregard Lute

Dinner at the Brake Fast

Renee Beauregard Lute

Dinner at the Brake Fast is a hilarious and heartfelt story about road-trip mishaps, a murderous rooster, facing down anxieties, and unexpected friendship that is a must-pick for readers who loved The Science of Unbreakable Things and The First Rule of Punk....

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Pete the cat screams for ice cream! by Kim Dean

Pete the cat screams for ice cream!

Kim Dean

I scream! You scream! Pete screams for ice cream! The Just Chillin' ice cream truck is coming today and Pete the Cat can't wait. He runs as fast as he can to find the truck. It's getting late, but his friends need his help. Will Pete take a little time out of...

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Girls like her by Melanie Sumrow

Girls like her

Melanie Sumrow

A raw, gripping, authentic, and boldly original novel about a fifteen-year-old Texas girl set to stand trial for murder--and the one person who might be able to help her clear her name.A wealthy businessman is dead, and fifteen-year-old Ruby Monroe is in a...

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Break to you by Neal Shusterman

Break to you

Neal Shusterman

Adriana knows that if she can manage to keep her head down for the next seven months, she might be able to get through her sentence in the Compass juvenile detention center. Thankfully, she's allowed to keep her journal, where she writes down her most private...

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Mortified by Kristy Jackson

Mortified

Kristy Jackson

"When someone secretly signs up Belinda Houle, the school's shyest kid, to audition for a play, Belinda turns to her best friend, Sally, for help. Sally isn't like the other kids. Unlike Belinda, she isn't embarrassed by anything. Also, Sally thinks she's a...

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Not if you break up with me first by G. F. Miller

Not if you break up with me first

G. F. Miller

Best friends Eve and Andrew go to their first eight grade dance together, and suddenly everybody assumes they are dating, so they each try and arrange a break-up--except they are both beginning to feel a different kind of attraction.

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Kit and the nine-tailed fox by Lauren Magaziner

Kit and the nine-tailed fox

Lauren Magaziner

It's been eight weeks since Pairing Day when the Mythics-Kit, Marina, Hailey, Ember, and Pippa, learned that they are the only ones who can save Terrafamiliar. With Golden Jumpsuit tracking their every move, the Mythics are on edge, and now it's Kit's turn to...

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49 miles alone by Natalie D. Richards

49 miles alone

Natalie D. Richards

A year ago, Katie and her cousin Aster survived a night that left their world and easy friendship fractured. Desperate to heal and leave the past behind them, they tackle four days of hiking in the Utah backcountry. But the desert they've loved for years has...

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Lobster vs. crab by Jerry Pallotta

Lobster vs. crab

Jerry Pallotta

Find out what would happen if a lobster and a crab got in a fight and who would win. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Beginning Readers is an imprint of Spotlight, a division of ABDO.

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Green ants vs. army ants by Jerry Pallotta

Green ants vs. army ants

Jerry Pallotta

Contains facts about the green ants and army ants, comparing such aspects as their sizes and abilities, and what the outcome would be if they were to fight each other.

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Yona of the dawn. Volume 41 by Mizuho Kusanagi

Yona of the dawn. Volume 41

Mizuho Kusanagi

Yona and friends embark on a dangerous mission to get Meinyan back--by sneaking into an enemy camp where the Dromos assassins await! Val must battle his former South Kai comrade General Hittan for Meinyan's sake, but the rescue effort backfires once the cruel...

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I am Dolly Parton by Brad Meltzer

I am Dolly Parton

Brad Meltzer

"This picture book biography follows Dolly Parton from her humble beginnings to her rise as a country music star, reading advocate, and philanthropist"--

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I am caring by Brad Meltzer

I am caring

Brad Meltzer

Uses Jane Goodall's life to teach young readers to care for all living creatures.

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Lion vs. tiger by Jerry Pallotta

Lion vs. tiger

Jerry Pallotta

Find out what would happen if a lion and a tiger got in a fight and who would win. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Beginning Readers is an imprint of Spotlight, a division of ABDO.

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I am curious by Brad Meltzer

I am curious

Brad Meltzer

The littlest readers can learn about Albert Einstein in this board book version of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World biography. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that...

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Kaiju no. 8. 10 by 松本直也

Kaiju no. 8. 10

松本直也

With kaiju cataclysms transpiring across Japan, Hoshina heads into battle equipped with Numbers Weapon 10 and soon discovers that wielding the first-ever sentient kaiju weapon won't be easy. Meanwhile, back in the Oizumi area where Kafka is, six...

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I am Malala Yousafzai by Brad Meltzer

I am Malala Yousafzai

Brad Meltzer

"This picture book biography follows the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate, Pakistani women's rights activist Malala Yousafzai"--

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Jaguar vs. Skunk by Jerry Pallotta

Jaguar vs. Skunk

Jerry Pallotta

Find out what would happen if a jaguar and a skunk got in a fight and who would win. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Beginning Readers is an imprint of Spotlight, a division of ABDO.

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Night owl by Sarah Mlynowski

Night owl

Sarah Mlynowski

Tonight is the Big Night sleepover at Dunwiddle Magic School, when all the fifth graders stay overnight at school and participate in the scavenger hunt, except Nory's friend Elliott is attending a concert at rival Sage Academy where he plans to attend after...

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Ima koi 5  by 八田鮎子

Ima koi 5

八田鮎子

Even after they start their second year in high school together, Satomi and Yagyu's feelings for each other only grow. But in their new class, Miria--the girl every boy supposedly falls in love with--asks Satomi to introduce her to Yagyu?!...Rated:T IMA, KOIWO...

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I am Leonardo da Vinci by Brad Meltzer

I am Leonardo da Vinci

Brad Meltzer

"A picture book biography of Leonardo da Vinci"--

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Lumberjanes. 16, Mind over mettle by Shannon Watters

Lumberjanes. 16, Mind over mettle

Shannon Watters

"DINOS, DANGER & DIMENSION-HOPPING! Mal wants to learn to be braver, but when she recruits Ripley to help her face her fears, she ends up somewhere she really should be afraid of--the Land of Lost Things, a pocket universe where dinosaurs still roam the earth,...

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The color of the sky Is the shape of the heart by Shiru Che

The color of the sky Is the shape of the heart

Shiru Che

Inspired by a mysterious message, seventeen-year-old Ginny Park sets off to find herself as she reflects on her experiences of growing up Zainichi, an ethnic Korean born in Japan, and the incident that forced her to leave years prior.

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Windy night with wild horses by Mary Pope Osborne

Windy night with wild horses

Mary Pope Osborne

"Jack and Annie are whisked away to Mongolia to meet the near-extinct little horses and their caretakers, but can they help protect the last of the horses from predators?"--

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Komodo dragon vs. king cobra by Jerry Pallotta

Komodo dragon vs. king cobra

Jerry Pallotta

Find out what would happen if a Komodo dragon and a king cobra got in a fight and who would win. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Beginning Readers is an imprint of Spotlight, a division of ABDO.

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La vida secreta de los virus by author Ellas Educan (Collective)

La vida secreta de los virus

author Ellas Educan (Collective)

¿Qǔ es un virus? ¿Cùntos hay a nuestro alrededor? ¿̤Dnde viven estos microorganismos invisibles al ojo humano? Las respuestas, adaptadas a lectoresde todas las edades. Una herramienta para familiarizar a los ̀ms pequęos con los virus, saber ̤cmo protegerse de...

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Hyena vs. Honey badger by Jerry Pallotta

Hyena vs. Honey badger

Jerry Pallotta

Find out what would happen if a hyena and a honey badger got in a fight and who would win. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Beginning Readers is an imprint of Spotlight, a division of ABDO.

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You can change the world by Brad Meltzer

You can change the world

Brad Meltzer

"An inspirational book that conveys the virtues of various historical heroes"--

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Killer whale vs. great white shark by Jerry Pallotta

Killer whale vs. great white shark

Jerry Pallotta

Contains facts about killer whales and great white sharks, comparing such aspects as their sizes, brain structure, and abilities.

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My hero academia. Vol. 38, Hopes by 堀越耕平

My hero academia. Vol. 38, Hopes

堀越耕平

"In the desperate battle with All For One and his minions, the U.A. students are pushing themselves to their absolute limits. Everywhere, the villains have the upper hand. As the floating U.A. island falls out of the sky, Ochaco and Asui fight Himiko Toga, and...

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The finger and the nose by Paula Merlán

The finger and the nose

Paula Merlán

"Sophie's nose has become huge! Her parents told her over and over not to pick her nose. She did it so much, that her finger has built a home inside Sophie's nose. It has a living room, a kitchen with a tasting menu ..."--Publisher

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Lumberjanes. Volume 15, Birthday smarty  by Shannon Watters

Lumberjanes. Volume 15, Birthday smarty

Shannon Watters

Jo's birthday is coming up, and April is determined to pull out all the stops for her best friend! But when her elaborate plans for a huge, over-the-top celebration fall through, April recruits the yetis and some fellow 'Janes to put on a play, instead....

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I am Rebel by Ross (Fiction writer) Montgomery

I am Rebel

Ross (Fiction writer) Montgomery

Rebel is a good dog, and he loves his simple, perfect life on the farm with his owner, Tom, until one day the war comes too close. Now Tom is determined to join the rebellion to defeat the King's men. But Rebel knows war is dangerous, and he will stop at...

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I am Anne Frank by Brad Meltzer

I am Anne Frank

Brad Meltzer

This engaging biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of an icon in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest...

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I am Benjamin Franklin by Brad Meltzer

I am Benjamin Franklin

Brad Meltzer

This engaging biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of an icon in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest...

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I am Frida Kahlo by Brad Meltzer

I am Frida Kahlo

Brad Meltzer

"This picture book biography follows Frida Kahlo's start as an artist and how she integrated her unique way of looking at the world into her art"--

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I am Marie Curie by Brad Meltzer

I am Marie Curie

Brad Meltzer

"A biography of Marie Curie, the physicist and chemist who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize."--

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Ima koi 4  by Ayuko Hatta

Ima koi 4

Ayuko Hatta

Sometimes the greatest romantic adventure isn't falling in love--it's what happens after you fall in love! After missing out on love because she was too shy to confess her feelings, high school student Satomi blurts out how she feels the next time she gets a...

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Lumberjanes. Volume 18, Horticultural horizons  by Shannon Watters

Lumberjanes. Volume 18, Horticultural horizons

Shannon Watters

When April, Jo, Mal, Molly, and Ripley get in trouble with Rosie, the mysterious director of Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, they figure the punishment is gonna be a walk in the park... er, woods. But they're...

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Bips and roses by Asia Citro

Bips and roses

Asia Citro

"Oh no! There's a big problem with the forest roses . . . magical roses that are very important because they are the first food for newborn hippogriffs. Can Zoey, Pip, and Sassafras use their science know-how to fix the magical roses before the hippogriff eggs...

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Lumberjanes. 17, Smitten in the stars by Shannon Watters

Lumberjanes. 17, Smitten in the stars

Shannon Watters

Jen and Rosie plan to take the Lumberjane scouts to see an amazing astronomical event. But their night of star-gazing is thrown off course when half of the Roanoke and Zodiac cabins sneak away into the night in search of aliens, leaving everyone else to deal...

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Fox says thank you by Ella Law

Fox says thank you

Ella Law

Get to know the animals of the Kindness Club and discover how Fox learns the importance of showing kindness and gratitude.The heartwarming board book encourages children to always be kind to one another, through beautiful illustrations and a playful story with...

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La vida secreta de los dientes by Mariona Tolosa Sisteré

La vida secreta de los dientes

Mariona Tolosa Sisteré

Los dientes son todo un misterio: ¿por qué primero tenemos los de leche y luego otros más grandes? ¿Por qué un ratón nos trae un regalo cuando se nos caen? ¿Por qué hay que lavarlos tan a menudo? ¿Y por qué nos duelen cuando comemos helado? En este libro...

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Bitter sweet love by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Bitter sweet love

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Dez wasn't just Jasmine's crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny--fending off demons and maintaining the balance between good and evil. He was her everything...right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It...

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Return to sender by Lauren Draper

Return to sender

Lauren Draper

After three years away, seventeen-year-old Brodie McKellon has returned to live with her eccentric grandmother above the last remaining Dead Letter Office - the place letters go when no one is left to claim them. Soon, Brodie is consumed by an unsolved mystery...

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White hot kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

White hot kiss

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal--fit in at school and go out on a real date with the gorgeous Zayne, who she's crushed on since forever. Trouble is, Zayne treats Layla like a sister--and Layla is anything but normal. She's half demon, half...

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La vida secreta de las heridas by Ariadna Garcia Turon

La vida secreta de las heridas

Ariadna Garcia Turon

"¡Au, ay, uy! ¡Me he hecho daño! Los pequeños accidentes pueden ocurrir cuando menos nos lo esperamos: en el patio del colegio, cuando vamos de excursión, en casa o durante las vacaciones. La buena noticia es que la piel nos protege como un buen embalaje, las...

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What would Bluey's mum do?

What would Bluey's mum do?

What would Bluey's Mum do? Find out all the answers for real life with Chilli's very own checklist.

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La vida secreta de los pedos y los eructos by Marta Lorés Maragall

La vida secreta de los pedos y los eructos

Marta Lorés Maragall

"Todo el mundo se tira eructos y pedos, es igual si vivimos en Francia, las islas Fiyi o Japón. Los gases intestinales son completamente sanos y normales, y muy pocas veces son la señal de que alguna cosa no funciona bien en nuestro cuerpo. ¡Este libro nos...

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Moose on the loose by Scott Tulloch

Moose on the loose

Scott Tulloch

"Willy can think of all kinds of cool pets he'd like to have but they're either too big, or too small, or too smelly, or too extinct! But there's one pet Willy can't live without and that's the fabulous Mr Moose. Mr Moose lives in Willy's bedroom and has a...

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Sunny the shark by Remy Lai

Sunny the shark

Remy Lai

"A heartfelt and hopeful early-reader, full-colour graphic novel series, featuring adorable animals surviving in the wilderness despite the perils of climate change. From the multi-award-winning creator of Pawcasso. Hi! I'm Sunny and I'm a shark. I love...

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A court of thorns and roses collection by Sarah J. Maas

A court of thorns and roses collection

Sarah J. Maas

"The first four books of the hottest fantasy series and TikTok sensation. DESIRE HAS NEVER BEEN SO DEADLY. Feyre is a huntress. The skin of a wolf would bring enough gold to feed her sisters for a month. But the life of a magical creature comes at a steep...

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Playing football by Sorrel Pitts

Playing football

Sorrel Pitts

Peppa and Suzy Sheep are playing football with their friends.

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Stanley the baker by William Bee

Stanley the baker

William Bee

It's another busy day at Stanley's bakery! There's so much to do before Stanley's customers arrive! He must prove the dough and bake enough treats to make a yummy display. Will he get everything done in time to open the bakery? A wonderful first introduction...

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Stick Dog comes to town by Tom Watson

Stick Dog comes to town

Tom Watson

"When he discovers that Santa delivers presents, Stick Dog and his friends go to great lengths to make sure Santa doesn't miss Stick Dog's pipe this holiday season"--

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Our friend Zap by Sally Rippin

Our friend Zap

Sally Rippin

Zap is a monster who comes from afar in a red rocket ship from a faraway star! Zap is an alien who doesn't speak the local language, and communicates with his friends in his own special way. So when he gets teased by a stranger, how can his friends tell him...

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Museum mayhem by Meredith Costain

Museum mayhem

Meredith Costain

Warning: You are about to read my utterly biggest secrets. Can I trust you? OK then. I'm Ella, and this is my diary. Ella can't wait to visit the treasures of ancient Egypt exhibition at the museum with her class. Maybe she'll see some pyramids, or even...

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Tennis by Felice Arena

Tennis

Felice Arena

"'Yes!' yelled Stefan. He threw his arms up in the air. 'Game, set and match to me!' Stefan has winning racquet skills. But will he ever play a real game of tennis?"--Back cover. Includes facts about tennis, and tennis jokes.

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Basketball by Felice Arena

Basketball

Felice Arena

Time was running out. Jessica looked up at the ring. With an almighty toss, she took a shot at the basket. Everyone held their breath . . . Jessica is a basketball all-star. So why does she need lucky shoes?

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Footy by Felice Arena

Footy

Felice Arena

Joe is talented at football, but strugges with handball. He must find a way to practise and improve his skills.

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Handball by Felice Arena

Handball

Felice Arena

Luca never loses at handball. But can he beat the Handball king?

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Do not let the cat in by Juliana O'Neill

Do not let the cat in

Juliana O'Neill

The cat wants to go in. The sign says "Do not le the cat in." When a little boy tries to return his library books, there's more than books going in the door.

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Swimming! by Felice Arena

Swimming!

Felice Arena

Emma love swimming and is very good at it, but find she needs to put in extra work to learn to dive. Includes factual tips about diving, jokes, and facts about swimming.

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Zorro's Tasty Treat by Sally Rippin

Zorro's Tasty Treat

Sally Rippin

Dr Seuss meets Sesame Street in this mischievous first-reader series about the weird and wonderful students at the School of Monsters.

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Star Wars, the Rebellion. Volume 1 by Paul Alden

Star Wars, the Rebellion. Volume 1

Paul Alden

"Find out in this collection of tales set in the immediate aftermath of Star Wars: Episode IV, a New HOpe! Stinging from defeat, Darth Vader is consumed with tracking down the Force-strong youhg pilot who destroyed his battle station. What would it mean for...

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Our flag, our story by Bernard Namok

Our flag, our story

Bernard Namok

My dad made my people's flag to show how we are different. And he knew that our differences make us stronger. Bernard Namok Junior was just a little boy when his dad designed the Torres Strait Islander Flag, a symbol of shared identity and pride for all Torres...

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The lost unicorn by Sally Odgers

The lost unicorn

Sally Odgers

Pearl and Olive discover a magical new place - Pink Valley! They can't wait to show their best friend, Tweet. But when they try to return to the valley, they get terribly lost! Can Pearl and her friends find the way back? Or will the tricky gobble-uns ruin...

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Milly's family fun by Sally Rippin

Milly's family fun

Sally Rippin

When Milly's school hosts a party for Mother's Day, Milly feels left out. But families come in all shapes and sizes - and soon Milly realises she's got a lot to celebrate!

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Missing by Sue (Susan Allana) Whiting

Missing

Sue (Susan Allana) Whiting

What do you hope for when there is no hope? In search of this answer, award-winning Australian author Sue Whiting delivers a confronting mystery for younger readers. Mackenzie da Luca's mother is missing - she's vanished without a trace in the jungles of...

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Maddy McAllister by Deb Fitzpatrick

Maddy McAllister

Deb Fitzpatrick

Maddy spent her early years in the Northern Territory before her family moved back to Western Australia. Maddy's love of the sea and everything in it was nurtured by her beloved grandfather who would take her fishing and snorkelling in the ocean off Busselton,...

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Flash mob fever by Meredith Costain

Flash mob fever

Meredith Costain

Ella wants to do something fantabulously fabulous for her mum on Mother's Day! Breakfast in bed? Bake a cake? No, it's all been done before. So she asks her best friends, Zoe and Ammy, for their ideas and together they come up with the perfect plan to surprise...

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How to measure the ocean by Inda Ahmad Zahri

How to measure the ocean

Inda Ahmad Zahri

The ocean can be difficult to measure. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try. You can work most things out... once you know what you're measuring. A lyrical exploration of the beauty of maths and the wonders of the ocean.

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The Things We Can't Undo by Gabrielle Reid

The Things We Can't Undo

Gabrielle Reid

The Things We Can't Undo explores the ideas of constant contact, reputation, and the sometimes positive, sometimes troubling role that social media plays in modern teen lives. Year eleven students Sam and Dylan are the perfect high school couple. Suddenly, Sam...

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Hell hath no ambition by Janna Ruth

Hell hath no ambition

Janna Ruth

Hell hath no ambition like a demon in politics. Jan had one hell of a year. First he lost his job, then he almost died, and now his parents are kicking him out. The last thing he needs on top of all that are Matt's demon brothers wreaking havoc in Greenvalley....

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Kelpie chaos by Deb Fitzpatrick

Kelpie chaos

Deb Fitzpatrick

Eli's new puppy is Zoom by name, and zoomy by nature! He's everywhere, all at once and really smart. Eli just loves him. But as he grows into an older pup, Zoom develops a few challenging habits. On a family bushwalk, Zoom disappears. As the sun goes down,...

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How the cassowary got its helmet by Trevor Fourmile

How the cassowary got its helmet

Trevor Fourmile

A story from the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji First Nation people from Cairns, Australia about finding one's place in the world. This is the story of poor Cassowary, who was laughed at by the other animals because he could not fly. Avoiding the shaming taunts,...

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The dancing unicorn by Sally Odgers

The dancing unicorn

Sally Odgers

When Olive tells Pearl and Tweet about some dancing ogres, Pearl imagines how wonderful it would be to dance. Before long, she is trying out her dance steps. But what happens when the mean and stinky gobble-uns join Pearl's dance party? Can Pearl and her...

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Those girls by Pamela Rushby

Those girls

Pamela Rushby

When Hilly volunteers for the Women's Land Army in 1942, she's sixteen years old. She expects to be picking sun-kissed fruit and bottle-feeding fluffy white lambs, all while she's wearing a flattering outfit. Travelling to farms across Queensland, Hilly...

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Little athletics by Felice Arena

Little athletics

Felice Arena

Lucy willed herself to run faster. But the girl was sprinting ahead of her! This can't be happening, she thought. Lucy loves being a champion at Little Athletics. But what if she can't win first place?

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Revenge of the chick-oats by Aleesah Darlison

Revenge of the chick-oats

Aleesah Darlison

Get ready for a feathered adventure with Romeo Fortez... the cutest sloth ever... and the world's most daring superhero! Romeo's nemesis, the unhinged Professor Ian Weird-Warp, is at it again. Bent on revenge, he concocts a quirky catastrophe. Mixing chicken...

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Girls change the game by Gabrielle Gloury

Girls change the game

Gabrielle Gloury

"The first Scorpions Under 14 Girls team from the Westpark Football Club has just been announced and this is their very first game. The Girls Scorpions are up against the in-form team of the comp, the Eastvale Ravens. You can steer the Scorpions to victory by...

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Dinosaur murder by Patricia Bernard

Dinosaur murder

Patricia Bernard

While photographing stegosaur footprints, three teenagers have no idea they're about to witness not only a murder but the theft of priceless dinosaur fossils. Abba, Giles and James are literally up to their necks in water that could contain saltwater...

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Into the blue by Cristy Burne

Into the blue

Cristy Burne

Blair takes his brothers GoPro without permission. Snorkelling on the wreck of the Omeo with his cousin, he loses it. Blair wants to confess but is scared of the consequences. When his mother discovers the camera is missing, she blames Blair's brother for...

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Wongutha tales by May L. O'Brien

Wongutha tales

May L. O'Brien

Four wonderful traditional teaching stories of the Wongutha people, plus May O'Brien's stories about her early life as a Mission child, are collected here for a new generation of junior readers. First published as individual titles in 1992, May O'Brien's...

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Big, big love by Lisa (Author) Fuller

Big, big love

Lisa (Author) Fuller

Big, Big Love is filled with beautiful illustrations and a soft, lilting text that is easy for children to follow along. It is a tender story for early childhood readers that embraces the message of unconditional love and acceptance. A true ode to motherhood.

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The strange sighting by Ash Harrier

The strange sighting

Ash Harrier

Alice England and her friends are back with a mystery that throws them straight in the deep end. Alice has a special talent. When she touches the belongings of the dead people who come through her father's funeral home, she discovers things about their lives -...

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Betsy Buglove and the brave butterfly by Catherine Jacob

Betsy Buglove and the brave butterfly

Catherine Jacob

Betsy Buglove is back! After a buzzy bee-saving adventure, Betsy and her best friend Stan are keeping a close eye on their insect friends ... and it's not long before the butterflies need their help. Oh no! With the help of Betsy's magic magnifying glass, can...

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Roarsome by Joel Slack-Smith

Roarsome

Joel Slack-Smith

Half lion. Half werewolf. All pillow. Totally roarsome! All Walter wanted for his birthday was a limited edition, nitro-powered drone. Instead, he gets a tattered old lion-shaped pillow (that smells suspiciously like werewolf wee). Roar-kward! Now the full...

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Bidhi galing by Anita Heiss

Bidhi galing

Anita Heiss

"Wagadhaany grew up near the Marrambidya Bila. She loved dancing in the rain and listening to her father, Yarri, tell her stories about life on Wiradyuri ngurambang. When white people started building on the floodplains, Yarri was worried. He knew the power of...

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Grow big, little seed by Bec Nanayakkara

Grow big, little seed

Bec Nanayakkara

Grow Big, Little Seed is a tender, hopeful picture book about miscarriage and pregnancy after loss. Illustrated by the extraordinary papercut artist, Sarah Capon (@eyepicturedthis), it's perfect for children aged 2 to 7, and any family celebrating their new...

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The laughing unicorn by Sally Odgers

The laughing unicorn

Sally Odgers

Pearl can't stop laughing! But whenever she laughs, Pearl's accidental magic causes chaos and it's making the creatures of the magical meadow upset. Including Olive and Tweet! Can Pearl control her giggles and make it up to her friends?

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Mama Bear and me by Sophie Beer

Mama Bear and me

Sophie Beer

A bear hug from my mama is the warmest place to be. We'll sleep inside our cave, all snuggly brave... my Mama Bear and me.

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The battle for Victoria Street by Gabiann Marin

The battle for Victoria Street

Gabiann Marin

It's 1973, and 11-year-old Billie is living in the best street in the whole world: Victoria Street in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Billie can't imagine being anywhere else. But things are changing. Billie's neighbours are being forced out of their homes, and scary...

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