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I survived the attacks of September 11, 2001 by Georgia Ball

I survived the attacks of September 11, 2001

Georgia Ball

Graphic novel

"When Lucas decides to skip school because he wants to discuss football with a firefighter friend of his father, he finds himself caught up in the terrorist attacks on New York City."--Publisher.

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Sparks! Double dog dare by Ian Boothby

Sparks! Double dog dare

Ian Boothby

Graphic novel

"Charlie and August, the two cats that control the mechanical superhero dog, Sparks, are keeping the city safe. But when a second, evil Sparks shows up and starts causing trouble around town, everybody blames the real Sparks. Determined to prove that...

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School of monsters collection by Sally Rippin

School of monsters collection

Sally Rippin

Mary Has the Best Pet: You're not supposed to bring your pet to the School of Monsters if you haven't fed them yet. But Mary loves her little pet! Surely it will be ok to sneak him inside her hat just for the morning. Deb and Dot and the Mix-Up Plot:...

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Song for Jimi  by Charles R. Smith

Song for Jimi

Charles R. Smith

Graphic novel

"The story of guitarist Jimi Hendrix's career told in verse"--

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New Year  by Zihan (Children's author) Mei

New Year

Zihan (Children's author) Mei

Graphic novel

"A moving, lovely cri de coeur from a father, whose daughter has moved to another country. The sense of loss and dislocation is countered by acceptance of the child's need to move away, grow up and become herself. This book would have great resonance...

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Katt loves Dogg by James Patterson

Katt loves Dogg

James Patterson

Audio CD

"Katts and doggs are supposed to be sworn enemies, not in LOVE! Gross! Wilderness adventurers and expert trackers Molly the katt and Oscar the dogg go camping with their families: parents, siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles. One big reunion! It would...

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Orphans of the tide by Struan Murray

Orphans of the tide

Struan Murray

Audio CD

"An extraordinary tale of myth, magic and the power of friendship, perfect for fans of Sky Song and Cogheart. The City - mankind's last refuge in a drowned world, where Whale Lords reign and the Inquisition keeps the peace. The Enemy - a dark power, ...

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The unforgettable Logan Foster by Shawn Peters

The unforgettable Logan Foster

Shawn Peters

Audio CD

"Packed with superheroes, supervillains, and epic showdowns between good and evil, The Unforgettable Logan Foster from debut author Shawn Peter shows that sometimes being a hero is just about being yourself. Logan Foster has pretty much given up on the...

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Cats! by Frédéric Brrémaud

Cats!

Frédéric Brrémaud

Graphic novel

"A collection of light-hearted short stories following the lives of three young women and their cats. Best friends Manon, Erika, and Camille see adventure every day, but when all three become cat owners, everything changes--for better or for worse! One...

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Sticky McStickstick  by Michael Rosen

Sticky McStickstick

Michael Rosen

Picture book

"A powerful and personal story from one of Britain's best-loved authors about his recovery from coronavirus. After being admitted to hospital in 2020 with coronavirus, Michael Rosen had to learn to walk again. With the support of doctors and nurses and...

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Rainbow  by Katie Woolley

Rainbow

Katie Woolley

Book

"This information book explores the colours that make up a rainbow"--Publisher's description.

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Wheels  by Jackie Walter

Wheels

Jackie Walter

Book

"This non-fiction text explores different objects and vehicles with wheels"--Publisher's description.

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Make it move  by Katie Woolley

Make it move

Katie Woolley

Book

"Learn about how we make things move by pushing or pulling in this non-fiction reader"--Publisher's description.

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Big cats, little cats  by Sarah Snashall

Big cats, little cats

Sarah Snashall

Book

"Discover the similarities and differences between large, wild cats and small, domestic cats with this non-ficiton reader"--Publisher's description.

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The rollercoaster boy by Lisa Thompson

The rollercoaster boy

Lisa Thompson

"Going on holiday should be fun. But when Todd's dad wakes him and his sister Laurie in the middle of the night to drive them to the Paradise Hotel, Todd knows something isn't right. The building is rundown, almost empty of guests, and there's absolu...

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Birds on Wishbone Street  by Suzanne Del Rizzo

Birds on Wishbone Street

Suzanne Del Rizzo

Graphic novel

"A young girl introduces herself to a new neighbor from Syria and bonds with him over shared interests in nature, birdwatching, and finding small treasures. His anxieties about his new life are eased when his knowledge from having pet pigeons in Syria...

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Punk rock mouse and country mouse by Brandon Terrell

Punk rock mouse and country mouse

Brandon Terrell

Graphic novel

"Callie and Martina are two mice with almost nothing in common. Callie is a punk rock star in the big city who could use a little peace and quiet. Martina is a singing farm mouse with dreams of making it in the big city. When they both show up at the...

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The goose that laid the rotten egg by Steve Foxe

The goose that laid the rotten egg

Steve Foxe

Graphic novel

"An injured (and gassy) goose has crashed onto the Worthington estate, and no one cares except for young Valeria. That all changes when the bird starts laying solid-gold eggs! But as soon as the Worthingtons try to force the goose to lay a fortune, the...

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Wings of fire : Book five, The brightest night by Barry Deutsch

Wings of fire : Book five, The brightest night

Barry Deutsch

Graphic novel

"Sunny has always taken the Dragonet Prophecy very seriously, so Morrowseer's devastating news changes everything--now she must forge a new identity, and find a way to stop the futile and destructive war between the dragon clans."--Provided by publis...

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Just roll with it by Lee Durfey-Lavoie

Just roll with it

Lee Durfey-Lavoie

Graphic novel

"Starting middle school is hard enough when you don't know anyone; it's even harder when you're shy. As long as Maggie rolls the right number, nothing can go wrong... right? Maggie just wants to get through her first year of middle school. But between...

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Oddly normal. Book 4 by Otis Frampton

Oddly normal. Book 4

Otis Frampton

Book

"Two mysterious figures from the past return to Fignation to cause trouble for Oddly and her friends."--Provided by publisher.

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Unicorn night  by Diana Murray

Unicorn night

Diana Murray

Picture book

"Unicorns settle down with their bedtime routine by brushing their manes and ensuring their horns gleam before singing their song and drifting off to dream"--Publisher's description.

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How the crayons saved the school  by Monica Sweeney

How the crayons saved the school

Monica Sweeney

Picture book

"Oh no, the school has lost all its color! In a quiet town, a wave of gray has swept over a little school. Happy kids are now bored, bored, bored. Charming halls and play grounds are now dull, dull, dull. Buzzing teachers are now tired, tired, tired....

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The biggest thing of all  by Kathryn K. Thurman

The biggest thing of all

Kathryn K. Thurman

Picture book

"Lily loves helping in Grandma's beautiful garden. She and Grandpa help make sure everything's growing strong. One day, Grandpa lets her in on a secret: pointing to an ant, he says that everything is a part of something bigger. One ant is part of a colony....

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Locked out Lily  by Nick Lake

Locked out Lily

Nick Lake

Book

"Lily wants things to be the way they were: before she got ill, before her parents decided to have another child. Sent to stay with her grandmother while her mum has the baby, Lily is determined to get back home. But she doesn't expect to find strangers...

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The pug who wanted to be a star  by Bella Swift

The pug who wanted to be a star

Bella Swift

Book

"When her best friend Chloe gets a starring role in the school show, Peggy the pug couldn't be prouder. But soon, Chloe is too busy with rehearsals to play with Peggy. Missing her friend, Peggy tries out for a part in the show - and unexpectedly beco...

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Sea horse  by Elizabeth Neuenfeldt

Sea horse

Elizabeth Neuenfeldt

Book

"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to the life cycle of a sea horse. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"--Publisher's description.

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The Dream Keepers  by April Hartmann

The Dream Keepers

April Hartmann

Picture book

"The Land of Dreams is a fantastic place, where wishes are born as a tiny twinkle of light in Inspiration Lake. For a dream to come true, it takes a long journey down the Path of Purpose, over the top of Challenge Mountain, and through the Swamp of Discover...

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The Halloween moon  by Joseph (Fiction writer) Fink

The Halloween moon

Joseph (Fiction writer) Fink

Book

"Esther Gold loves Halloween more than anything in the world. So she is determined to go trick-or-treating again this year despite the fact that her parents think she is officially too old... But when the night rolls around, something feels... off. No...

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The verdigris pawn  by Alysa Wishingrad

The verdigris pawn

Alysa Wishingrad

Book

"The heir to the Land should be strong. Fierce. Ruthless. At least, that's what Beau's father has been telling him his whole life, since Beau is the exact opposite of what the heir should be. With little control over his future, Beau is kept locked away,...

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Hide and don't seek  by Anica Mrose Rissi

Hide and don't seek

Anica Mrose Rissi

Book

"If you're feeling brave, turn the page. A game of hide-and-seek goes on far too long... A look-alike doll makes itself right at home... A school talent show act leaves the audience aghast... And a summer at camp takes a turn for the braaaains... Thi...

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Zuri Ray tries ballet  by Tami Charles

Zuri Ray tries ballet

Tami Charles

Picture book

"Zuri Ray loves trying extraordinary new things but when Jessie, her Best Friend From Diapers, chooses ballet Zuri Ray finds it too challenging until the teacher encourages her to be herself"--Publisher's description.

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Let's say hello  by Erica Sirotich

Let's say hello

Erica Sirotich

Picture book

"A board book celebration of diversity and acceptance features a diverse cast of babies and toddlers who reveal how to say "Hello" in twelve different languages"--Publisher's description.

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Jack and the giant tantrum  by Louis Growell

Jack and the giant tantrum

Louis Growell

Picture book

"Tiny Jack has big feelings! Will this little monster learn to keep his temper when things don't go his way? A story about dealing with temper tantrums when tiny monsters don't get their way. Welcome to Monster Town! The monsters here are perfectly f...

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Bloop  by Tara Lazar

Bloop

Tara Lazar

Picture book

"Bloop, the little green alien, must conquer Earth, and his first step is figuring out who's in charge. The answer? Dogs!"--Publisher's description.

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When Lola visits  by Michelle Sterling

When Lola visits

Michelle Sterling

Picture book

"For one young girl, summer is the season of no school, of days spent at the pool, and of picking golden limes off the trees. But summer doesn't start until her lola--her grandmother from the Philippines--comes for her annual visit. When Lola visits,...

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Rescuing Rosie  by Jean Ure

Rescuing Rosie

Jean Ure

Book

"Eleven-year-old best friends, Hannah and Katy love animals. Every weekend, they learn to ride at Mrs Foster's Riding School, where they meet a loveable horse named Rosie. Rosie isn't able to ride like the other horses, and when Mrs Foster cannot afford...

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Toby  by Emily Stead

Toby

Emily Stead

Picture book

""Toby the Tram Engine worked in a seaside town. Toby felt sad because people said he and his coach, Henrietta, were too old-fashioned. Then one day someone special took a ride with Toby and Henrietta, and saw how really useful the railway pair could...

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Fancy Nancy  by Jane O'Connor

Fancy Nancy

Jane O'Connor

Picture book

"Thanksgiving may be the most elegant meal of the year, and Nancy is ready to add her special touches to the festivities"--Publisher's description.

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A hundred and one daffodils  by Malachy Doyle

A hundred and one daffodils

Malachy Doyle

Book

"Dusty the fox cub can't wait for her very first spring; Dad has told her there will be a big party. All Dusty has to do is find 101 daffodils to prove it really is spring. That is a lot of flowers! Will Dusty and her friends be able to find them...

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Q & U call it quits  by Stef Wade

Q & U call it quits

Stef Wade

Picture book

"What happens when best friends Q and U quarrel? It's a real quandary, since they have always been quality friends-a true squad. But sometimes, U wants some time to herself-even though Q is lonely because he doesn't always fit in with the other letters...

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The dead man in the garden  by Marthe Jocelyn

The dead man in the garden

Marthe Jocelyn

Book

"Aspiring writer Aggie Morton is ready to enjoy an invigorating trip to a Yorkshire spa, where her widowed mother can take the waters and recover from a long mourning period. Having solved yet another murder and faced extreme peril with her best friend...

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Astro Mouse and Light Bulb. #2, "Astro Mouse vs. the Troublesome Four" by Fermín Solís

Astro Mouse and Light Bulb. #2, "Astro Mouse vs. the Troublesome Four"

Fermín Solís

Graphic novel

"The mighty interstellar hero Astro Mouse and his bright first mate Light Bulb took a wrong turn on their way to the Moon (to see if it was made of cheese), getting lost in space. They go to infinity and beyond trying to find their way home with the help...

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Maggie and the moonbird  by Katya Balen

Maggie and the moonbird

Katya Balen

Book

"Margot wants her parents to take her birdwatching like they promised but they're too busy and she ends up at the zoo with her auntie and her annoying cousins. There, she sees a strange bird and takes one of its beautiful silver feathers home. Little...

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The moviemaking magic of Marvel Studios  by Eleni Roussos

The moviemaking magic of Marvel Studios

Eleni Roussos

Book

"Get ready to swing into the creation of the movies starring everyone's favorite web-slinger - Spider-Man! From his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War to the latest installment, Spider-Man: No Way Home, explore the behind-the-scenes magic...

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Tom and Jerry. Grouchy cat by Christopher L. Harbo

Tom and Jerry. Grouchy cat

Christopher L. Harbo

Graphic novel

"Tom's dreams of striking it rich as the internet's next meme sensation are put on hold when Jerry swipes his mobile phone. Now the chase is on to see who can ultimately hold the phone in the end."--Provided by publisher.

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Tom and Jerry. Ruff luck by Christopher L. Harbo

Tom and Jerry. Ruff luck

Christopher L. Harbo

Graphic novel

"When Tom decides to impress his girlfriend, Toodles, by winning a big prize at a local carnival, he doesn't count on Jerry spoiling his plan. Now the chase is on to see who can ultimately triumph in the battle for Toodles' attention."--Provided by p...

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A tale as tall as Jacob by Samantha Edwards

A tale as tall as Jacob

Samantha Edwards

Graphic novel

"When Jacob is born, Samantha is excited to have a little brother, but Jacob quickly grows into a loud, chaotic, and seemingly unstoppable force. His diagnosis with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is shared by millions of kids, so why...

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Splash  by Claire Cashmore

Splash

Claire Cashmore

Picture book

"Claire Cashmore, MBE and Paralympic gold medallist, was born without a left forearm – but she never let being different stand in the way of her big dreams. Splash is based on Claire's real-life experience: this gold-medal-winning swimmer really was scared...

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The Orpheus plot  by Christopher Swiedler

The Orpheus plot

Christopher Swiedler

Book

"The Navy has never accepted a Belter cadet before, but Lucas' skills secure him a place on the training ship, the Orpheus. Life in the Navy couldn't be more different than life in the Belt, and Lucas struggles to find his place. As a Belter, he's an...

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Pokémon. 2 Sword & shield. by Hidenori Kusaka

Pokémon. 2 Sword & shield.

Hidenori Kusaka

Graphic novel

"Casey Shield, a hacker who invented the Dynamax Simulator, and Henry Sword, a boy who repairs gear for Pokémon, both dream of entering the Galar region's Gym battles. For Casey, it's a chance to reunite with her lost Pokémon. For Henry, it's an opportunity...

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Star Wars adventures. The light and the dark

Star Wars adventures. The light and the dark

Graphic novel

"Three oversized stories featuring Rey, Finn, and Poe, plus half a dozen short stories including tales of villainy starring Kylo Ren and Darth Vader himself, and new stories of dastardly exploits by Grand Moff Tarkin, Darth Maul, Tobias Beckett and Val,...

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Night time  by Gareth Lucas

Night time

Gareth Lucas

Graphic novel

"Look for a blue-eyed bushbaby, a gecko wearing headphones and a wolf with a rainbow tail, then see if you can find the little white mouse hiding on every page. Explore the enchanting world of wildlife after dark as you spot, match, count and talk about...

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The Great Bear  by David Robertson

The Great Bear

David Robertson

Book

"In this second book in the Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series, Eli and Morgan travel back to Misewa, only to realize they've travelled back farther than expected. At school, Eli is being bullied, and while he tries to hide what's...

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A scarf for squirrel  by Jody Jensen Shaffer

A scarf for squirrel

Jody Jensen Shaffer

Book

"Bear and Mouse lost the scarf they want to give their friend, Squirrel. In this Level P Highlights Puzzle Reader, readers can join in the search for the scarf and then find hidden letters throughout the book. The simple text has lots of picture support...

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Fox wants a pet  by Jody Jensen Shaffer

Fox wants a pet

Jody Jensen Shaffer

Book

"Fox is looking for a pet, but everything Bear, Mouse, and Squirrel suggest isn't quite right. In this Level P Highlights Puzzle Reader, kids can join in the search and then find hidden letters throughout the book. The simple text has lots of picture...

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What it's like to be a bird  by Tim Birkhead

What it's like to be a bird

Tim Birkhead

Book

"Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly? Or to live high in the tree tops? Or perhaps you've wondered what birds do when no one is looking? Birds have some of the most extraordinary- and peculiar- behaviours on the planet. Ravens love PL...

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Weird kid  by Greg Van Eekhout

Weird kid

Greg Van Eekhout

Book

"Jake Foster, a shapeshifting alien of goo disguised as a human, and his spunky friend Agnes investigate the mysterious takeover of their neighbors by "imblobsters" and uncover the reason Jake is losing control of his ability to keep his human...

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Hot cocoa calm  by Kira Willey

Hot cocoa calm

Kira Willey

Picture book

"With Hot Cocoa Calm, kids learn to how to take control of their emotions and breathe their way to calm. The perfect soothing read for bedtime before the winter holidays, this board book celebrates the peacefulness of the season. Best of all, it can ...

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Let's play, Daddy Bear!  by Dawn McNiff

Let's play, Daddy Bear!

Dawn McNiff

Book

"Little Bear lives with Daddy Bear at weekends, and usually they play games like Monster Chase and Dad-is-a-Big-Climbing-Frame. But today, all Daddy Bear is doing is tap-tap-tapping on his keyboard. Waiting is so boring! Can Little Bear convince him ...

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This book is pants!  by John Kane

This book is pants!

John Kane

Picture book

"In this completely pants adventure story, you, the reader must bravely wear the right pants to help our hero and his alien friend on their journey. What pants do you need to launch a rocket? Space pants! What about to climb a tree? Monkey pants! And...

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Chirri & Chirra  by Kaya Doi

Chirri & Chirra

Kaya Doi

Picture book

"With the distinctive sound of their bicycle bells, Chirri and Chirra are off on another whimsical adventure. In this new installment of the beloved series, the twins brave a rainy day together...after all, stormy weather is no match for their boundless...

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Chirri & Chirra  by Kaya Doi

Chirri & Chirra

Kaya Doi

Picture book

"Chirri and Chirra bike through the sea and discover all sorts of personalities and treats along the way"--Publisher's description.

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World champions!  by James Patterson

World champions!

James Patterson

Book

"Max finally meets her hero, Albert Einstein, as she dashes across glaciers, visits the Great Barrier Reef, and flies a solar-powered jet in a race to stop global warming - before it's too late for planet earth. So far, Max and her team of genius friends...

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Treasuretastic  by Victoria Kann

Treasuretastic

Victoria Kann

Book

"When Pinkalicious and Peter play treasure hunters on the family hike, what they find is even better than what they expected-it's treasuretastic!"--Publisher's description.

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The last Super Chef  by Chris Negron

The last Super Chef

Chris Negron

Book

"For as long as he can remember, Curtis Pith has been obsessed with becoming a chef like Lucas Taylor, host of Super Chef. And Curtis has a secret: Taylor is actually his long-absent father. So when Taylor announces a kids-only season of Super Chef, ...

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The fallen queen  by Kate O'Hearn

The fallen queen

Kate O'Hearn

Book

"Astraea, Zephyr, Pegasus, and Tryn turn to an old enemy to save them from a desperate situation in this third book in a new series from bestselling Pegasus author Kate O'Hearn, who masterfully blends mystery and mythology together. Jake, Nesso, and Emily...

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This is the way we go to school  by Yu-Hsuan Huang

This is the way we go to school

Yu-Hsuan Huang

Picture book

"This series of bright, slider board books, featuring perennially popular nursery rhymes, bursts with energy and cheering illustrations. Each book comes with five slider mechanisms, and both an instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme, simply...

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The Litten mystery.

The Litten mystery.

Book

"Ash is on a mission. He's determined to use his Pokémon School skills to catch the mysterious Litten. But has Ash taken on one challenge too far?"--Publisher's description.

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The crayons' book of colours  by Drew Daywalt

The crayons' book of colours

Drew Daywalt

Picture book

"Duncan and his crayons have been very busy! Can you name the colours?"--Publisher's description.

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Shock for the Secret Seven  by Enid Blyton

Shock for the Secret Seven

Enid Blyton

Book

"Dogs are disappearing in the village where the Secret Seven live. But the Seven are too busy quarrelling to investigate! Then poor Scamper disappears"--Publisher's description.

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Stinger the sea phantom  by Adam Blade

Stinger the sea phantom

Adam Blade

Book

"Spectron, the Sea Ghost City, is in danger! The wicked Professor has unleashed another of his menacing Robobeasts. Can Max and his friends defeat Stinger the Sea Phantom and protect the Sea Ghosts?"--Publisher's description.

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The fire fox  by Alexandra Page

The fire fox

Alexandra Page

Picture book

"Freya and her mum have gone to a little cabin to get away for a while. The light has gone out of their lives since Freya's dad passed away. Freya isn't sure about going sledging, but when she meets a magical fox in the snow, she can't help but follow...

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How to win a slime war  by Mae Respicio

How to win a slime war

Mae Respicio

Book

"After moving to Sacramento to take over his grandparent's Filipino market, sixth-grader Alex seeks popularity by selling homemade slime at school, while his father insists he join a soccer team"--Publisher's description.

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Legacy and the double  by Annie Matthew

Legacy and the double

Annie Matthew

Book

"Kobe Bryant's legacy of uplifting and inspiring young athletes continues in this highly anticipated follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Legacy and the Queen. Legacy Petrin is a national tennis champion, but she doesn't feel like one. At th...

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Worst-case Collin  by Rebecca Caprara

Worst-case Collin

Rebecca Caprara

Book

"In the two years since his mother was killed in an automobile crash, Colin has been anticipating further disasters, writing down what to do in the event of an avalanche or mentally practicing the Heimlich maneuver just in case--but the real trouble is...

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Wiggle, walk, wash!  by Elliot Kruszynski

Wiggle, walk, wash!

Elliot Kruszynski

Picture book

"Meet seven goofy animals--and one very cute baby--in a fun board book with a final mirror surprise"--Publisher's description.

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The puffin portal  by Vashti Hardy

The puffin portal

Vashti Hardy

Book

"Grace's family are wardens of the incredible Griffin Map, using its teleport technology to fight crime across Moreland. Right now it's all systems go at Griffin HQ, where Grace, her mum and her brother have their hands full answering a huge number of...

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The invisible mix-up  by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

The invisible mix-up

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Book

"Mermicorns Serena and Lily try to use simple invisibility magic while doing a school project about magical mistakes, and learn a powerful lesson about using magic responsibly"--Publisher's description.

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Annabel Karmel's fun, fast & easy children's cookbook  by Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel's fun, fast & easy children's cookbook

Annabel Karmel

Book

"This practical cookbook is filled with fun, tasty recipes that will help parents inspire young children with a love of cooking, food and healthy eating. Inside, you'll find everything from Hidden Vegetable Bolognese to Teddy Bear Burgers, as well as...

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Summer games  by Lauren Holowaty

Summer games

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

"When the Browns discover a box of garden games in the shed Paddington can't wait to have a go. Mr Brown is determined to win every game but who will be the summer games champion? A delightful new Paddington picture book that teaches children that taking...

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The lurking lima bean  by Joe McGee

The lurking lima bean

Joe McGee

Book

"In this second installment in the spooky and silly series that's perfect for fans of Goosebumps and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, a girl's dinner comes back to haunt her! Wolver Hollow is not a normal town. The adults are too busy shuffling off...

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The haunted mustache  by Joe McGee

The haunted mustache

Joe McGee

Book

"Lukas and Parker are on the hunt for a haunted mustache that is avenging the passing of his unfortunate owner from over a century ago"--Publisher's description.

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Vivo  by Ximena Hastings

Vivo

Ximena Hastings

Book

"Meet Vivo and experience his passion for music. Join him as he travels from Havana to Miami on a musical journey"--Publisher's description.

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Mindy Kim and the big pizza challenge  by Lyla Lee

Mindy Kim and the big pizza challenge

Lyla Lee

Book

"Mindy Kim loves food...When a local pizza place advertises a trivia competition, Mindy can't believe that the big prize is unlimited pizza for a whole year! Mindy is confident she and her dad can take the top spot. But Dad is worried he might not un...

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Save our seas!  by Lucy Courtenay

Save our seas!

Lucy Courtenay

Book

"Marnie Blue is shocked when lots of plastic rubbish gets swept into Mermaid Lagoon. It is making a big mess and even harming the underwater animals. Marnie and her friends decide enough is enough and they must have a big green clean-up. But just where...

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Lightning Falls  by Amy (Amy J.) Wilson

Lightning Falls

Amy (Amy J.) Wilson

Book

"The Ghost House is all Valerie has ever known. She's perfectly happy helping Meg and the rest of her beloved ghost family to haunt the guests who come to stay. But then she meets Joe, the boy up at the top of the bridge, who tells her he's from another...

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Journey beyond the burrow  by Rina Heisel

Journey beyond the burrow

Rina Heisel

Book

"When young mouse Tobin has his baby brother snatched from his burrow by monstrous spiders, Tobin and his friends must embark on a dangerous journey deep into their forest home to save him, encountering new friends along the way"--Publisher's descrip...

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First snow  by Lauren Holowaty

First snow

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

"It's snowing in Windsor Gardens and Paddington has lost the woolly hat given to him by Aunt Lucy. Will the brave polar explorers Jonathan, Judy and Paddington be able to find it in the snow? And will they encounter a Yeti along the way?"--Publisher'...

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Escape from Camp Boring  by Tom (Author at HarperCollins Children's Books) Mitchell

Escape from Camp Boring

Tom (Author at HarperCollins Children's...

Book

"After Will is caught listening to music on his phone in class again, his mum has had enough. Will is sent to a 'rewilding' camp in the middle of the woods for kids addicted to tech... Disaster. Not only is the camp a screen-free snooze-fest, Will realises...

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Back-to-school blitz  by Jennifer Torres

Back-to-school blitz

Jennifer Torres

Book

"The Romero twins have always ruled David's school. But when a set of trickster triplets moves to town, David gets stuck in the middle of a full-on prank war! Can he stop the scuffle before the playground becomes off-limits for the whole year?"--Publ...

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Adam-2  by Alastair (Children's author) Chisholm

Adam-2

Alastair (Children's author) Chisho...

Book

"Adam-2 has been locked in the basement of a lost building for over two hundred years - until he emerges into a world ruined by a civil war between humans and advanced intelligence. Hunted by both sides, Adam discovers that he holds the key to the war,...

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Peppa goes to Hollywood  by Rebecca Gerlings

Peppa goes to Hollywood

Rebecca Gerlings

Picture book

"Peppa and her family have won a trip to Hollywood to star in a film, Vegetables in Space! On their way, they go to New York and the Grand Canyon before finally arriving at the film studio in Hollywood. In the film, hundreds of carrots are zooming down...

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Henry Heckelbeck, dinosaur hunter  by Wanda Coven

Henry Heckelbeck, dinosaur hunter

Wanda Coven

Book

"On a class field trip, Henry hopes to dig up a dinosaur bone with his lucky shovel"--Publisher's description.

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Fangs for having us!  by Nancy E. Krulik

Fangs for having us!

Nancy E. Krulik

Book

"While on a field trip to Romania, Ms. Frogbottom's class visits Dracula's castle, where they encounter vampires, garlic, bats, and even the legendary Count himself!"--Publisher's description.

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We will remember them  by S. Williams

We will remember them

S. Williams

Book

"This beautifully illustrated book explains to children why it's important to remember the service and sacrifice of so many men and women from every background, who ensured our freedoms and way of life. The sensitively written text tells of the world...

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The whispers in the walls  by Sophie Cleverly

The whispers in the walls

Sophie Cleverly

Book

"Scarlet and Ivy return to Rookwood School - in their second spine-tingling mystery adventure! The twins have been reunited, but are definitely not out of danger... Evil Miss Fox may have fled the scene, but headmaster Mr Bartholomew is back, imposing...

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My headteacher is a vampire rat!  by Pamela Butchart

My headteacher is a vampire rat!

Pamela Butchart

Book

"Izzy and her friends are SHOCKED when they meet their new headteacher. He has black hair, wears a cape and has funny, wormy lips. One time, they even hear him hissing in his office, and sunlight makes him go bright red! But it's when he bans garlic bread...

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Enid Blyton's Christmas stories. by Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton's Christmas stories.

Enid Blyton

Book

"From Santa Claus and his helpers to a family putting up their tree, the characters in these stories embrace the Christmas spirit. There is mystery and magic, laughter and mischief, the joy of shared times and plenty of delicious food - many of the i...

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