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All kids new titles

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Find out what's new and cool! Fun and fascinating fiction and nonfiction for pre-school and school age kids. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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All about the Philippines  by Gidget Roceles Jimenez

All about the Philippines

Gidget Roceles Jimenez

Book

"All About the Philippines takes you on an incredible journey across the colourful island nation of the Philippines with Mary, Jaime and Ari three Filipino cousins who look totally different and yet are the best of friends. You'll visit their homes, ...

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How to catch a gingerbread man  by Adam Wallace

How to catch a gingerbread man

Adam Wallace

Picture book

"During story time the Gingerbread man comes alive, so the children make haste and quickly give chase but he runs too fast and is helped from a storybook cast"--Publisher's description.

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Crane & crane  by Linda Joy Singleton

Crane & crane

Linda Joy Singleton

Picture book

"Illustrations and simple text show the parallels between a pair of sandhill cranes building a nest and a construction crane being used to build a cabin for a family"--Publisher's description.

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A good story  by Zack Rock

A good story

Zack Rock

Picture book

"In a world things matter only if they can be counted, Assistant Beancounter #1138 takes shelter from a storm in a store, and discovers books filled with possibilities beyond counting"--Publisher's description.

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My bookstore baby  by Rose Rossner

My bookstore baby

Rose Rossner

Picture book

"At the bookstore, a young bear enjoys stories filled with nursery rhymes, secret gardens, hidden adventures, and much more"--Publisher's description.

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Tylah's truth  by Naomi Hunter

Tylah's truth

Naomi Hunter

Picture book

"Tylah always felt different. A sad ping POPPED inside her heart every day. She just thought it was normal, so she pretended it didn't bother her and continued BLENDING into her world. It all became TOO MUCH to ignore. In a desperate attempt to pause...

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School is cool!  by Sabrina Moyle

School is cool!

Sabrina Moyle

Picture book

"In this exuberant picture book, a rhinoceros, a dog, and a platypus conquer their jitters about following the rules, making friends, and fitting in on their first day of school. It's the perfect gift for anyone gearing up for their own first...

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Nestling cockatoos  by Angela Robertson-Buchanan

Nestling cockatoos

Angela Robertson-Buchanan

Book

"Have you ever met a sulphur-crested cockatoo? They are as intelligent as a toddler and can live up to 90 years of age. Squeak and Squawk were rescued when their tree-hollow home was cut down. They were only two weeks old. You will fall in love with ...

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My mountain baby  by Rose Rossner

My mountain baby

Rose Rossner

Picture book

"A young bear enjoys a day in the mountains, from hiking and watching eagles to gathering pine cones and setting up camp"--Publisher's description.

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My burb baby  by Rose Rossner

My burb baby

Rose Rossner

Picture book

"A young bear enjoys a day in the suburbs, from car rides and backyard games to drawing on the sidewalk and riding a tricycle"--Publisher's description.

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Little Zebra is very kind  by Jedda Robaard

Little Zebra is very kind

Jedda Robaard

Picture book

"Little Zebra is feeling very kind today. But will his good mood be ruined when it starts to rain?"--Publisher's description.

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Little Lion is so cranky  by Jedda Robaard

Little Lion is so cranky

Jedda Robaard

Picture book

"Nothing seems to be going right today! How will Little Lion deal with her cranky feelings?"--Publisher's description.

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El Cucuy is scared, too!  by Donna Barba Higuera

El Cucuy is scared, too!

Donna Barba Higuera

Picture book

"Ramón is worried about his first day at a new school, but it helps to remind El Cucuy, the monster who lives in his cactus pot, of how brave and strong they both are"--Publisher's description.

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The battle for Roar  by Jenny McLachlan

The battle for Roar

Jenny McLachlan

Book

"Rose and Arthur are back in Roar, on a voyage that takes them further than they've ever been before: beyond The End. It's an amazing adventure full of secrets, surprises and fairies with fangs, but then a mysterious storm changes everything. Shipwrecked...

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Dream march  by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Dream march

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Book

"An inspiring biography introducing children to the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the historic march on Washington. Young readers can now learn about one of the greatest civil rights leaders of all time, Dr. Martin Luther King,...

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Mirror baby. Hello you!

Mirror baby. Hello you!

Picture book

"Meet a hungry baby, a snuggly baby and many other babies too. Fold out the mirror and copy the actions, open wide, wave and say hello!"--Publisher's description.

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My dad loves footy  by Heath McKenzie

My dad loves footy

Heath McKenzie

Picture book

"Our dads LOVE footy. I bet yours does too! There's so much to love about this great game - the history, the stats, the catchy songs. Not to mention how much fun it is to get out and have a kick! Whether you're a brand-new fan or a die-hard footy tragic,...

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Reset day  by Carly West

Reset day

Carly West

Book

"Aaron Peterson feels like he's trapped in a recurring nightmare. After moving halfway across the world to flee his father's latest theme park failure, yet another disaster has occurred: a roller coaster car jumps the tracks at the Golden Apple Amusement...

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Under the sea!  by Sandra Magsamen

Under the sea!

Sandra Magsamen

Picture book

"Illustrations and simple text invite the reader to engage in a bedtime seek-and-find game, featuring colorful animals and objects"--Publisher's description.

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Aven Green, sleuthing machine  by Dusti Bowling

Aven Green, sleuthing machine

Dusti Bowling

Book

"Third-grader Aven Green has been solving mysteries for a whole month, cracking such cases as The Mystery of the Cranky Mom. But can this perceptive detective solve two cases at the same time? First her teacher's lunch bag disappears. Then Aven's...

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Busy diggers  by Edita Hajdu

Busy diggers

Edita Hajdu

Picture book

"A first novelty board book about busy diggers, with push, pull and sliding mechanisms"--Publisher's description.

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Apple picking day!  by Candice F. Ransom

Apple picking day!

Candice F. Ransom

Book

"Who doesn't love to go apple picking at the first sign of fall? A sister and brother celebrate autumn with a trip to a local apple orchard in this simple, rhyming Step 1 early reader."--Provided by publisher.

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The secret life of whales  by Rena Ortega

The secret life of whales

Rena Ortega

Book

"Whales are some of the largest animals to have ever lived on our planet, but what do we really know about them? This glorious guide takes readers deep beneath the ocean's surface to explore the unseen world of whales. They will learn how to recognize...

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Dancing dinos go to school  by Sally Lucas

Dancing dinos go to school

Sally Lucas

Book

"A surprised librarian and a young reader watch as dancing dinosaurs in a book leap off the page and into the school, causing havoc in the classroom and on the playground"--Publisher's description.

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Clash by Kayla Miller

Clash

Kayla Miller

Graphic novel

"There's a new kid in town! From the moment Natasha sets foot in class, it's clear she's one of the coolest kids in sixth grade. Everyone wants to be her friend, including Olive... but things might not be so easy. Olive tries her best to befriend Nat,...

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Paranorthern. And the chaos bunny a-hop-calypse by Stephanie Cooke

Paranorthern. And the chaos bunny a-hop-calypse

Stephanie Cooke

Graphic novel

"It's fall break in the supernatural town of North Haven, and young witch Abby's plans include pitching in at her mom's magical coffee shop, practicing her potion making, and playing board games with her best friends--a pumpkinhead, a wolf-girl, and a...

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Teen Titans go! Starstruck by Sholly Fisch

Teen Titans go! Starstruck

Sholly Fisch

Graphic novel

"When Starfire develops a massive crush on the latest teen pop sensation, Robin will stop at nothing to recapture her attention - even if he must become a teen idol himself. Then, Cyborg gets an awesome new jacket! Boo-yah!"--Provided by publisher.

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Spark and the Grand Sleuth  by Robert Repino

Spark and the Grand Sleuth

Robert Repino

Book

"An army of toys, a menacing threat, and a thrilling adventure collide in the high-stakes sequel to Spark and the League of Ursus. Spark may be a cute and cuddly teddy bear, but she's also a fierce protector. Weeks after rescuing her human owner - a ...

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Soul lanterns  by Shaw Kuzki

Soul lanterns

Shaw Kuzki

Book

"The haunting and poignant story of a how a young Japanese girl's understanding of the historic and tragic bombing of Hiroshima is transformed by a memorial lantern-floating ceremony. Twelve-year-old Nozomi lives in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. She...

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Parasaurolophus  by Rebecca Sabelko

Parasaurolophus

Rebecca Sabelko

Book

""Engaging images accompany information about the parasaurolophus. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"--"--Publisher's description.

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Mia Mayhem and the super switcheroo  by Kara West

Mia Mayhem and the super switcheroo

Kara West

Book

"Mia's best friend, Eddie, becomes SUPER in this tenth adventure of the Mia Mayhem chapter book series! One day, Mia wakes up to find that none of her superpowers work. She can't fly, she doesn't have superspeed, and she definitely can't lift an elep...

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The many mysteries of the Finkel family  by Sarah Kapit

The many mysteries of the Finkel family

Sarah Kapit

Book

"When twelve-year-old Lara Finkel starts her very own detective agency, FIASCCO (Finkel Investigation Agency Solving Consequential Crimes Only), she does not want her sister, Caroline, involved. She and Caroline don't have to do everything together. ...

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Cat likes red  by Christopher Russo

Cat likes red

Christopher Russo

Book

"Illustrations and simple text follow Cat as he explores seven monochromatic landscapes, including a yellow field and a blue ocean, and meets new friends along the way"--Publisher's description.

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The case of the nibbled pizza  by Tadgh Bentley

The case of the nibbled pizza

Tadgh Bentley

Book

"When brother and sister duo, Dino Detective and Awesome Possum, discover Grandma Thunderclaps's pizza is missing all its pepperoni, they jump into action to find out who is to blame"--Publisher's description.

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The case of the missing socks  by Tadgh Bentley

The case of the missing socks

Tadgh Bentley

Book

"When Awesome Possum notices yet another sock has gone missing in the wash, his suspicions are raised. He senses foul play. If they aren't in the laundry... who could be taking them? Feels like the perfect case for Dino Detective and Awesome Possum P...

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Bear meets Bear  by Jacob Grant

Bear meets Bear

Jacob Grant

Picture book

"When Bear's new teapot is delivered by a charming lady Panda, he is unable to speak so he orders another teapot, and another, until Spider steps in to help"--Publisher's description.

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Waiting for murder  by Fleur Hitchcock

Waiting for murder

Fleur Hitchcock

Book

"It's a long, hot summer. As the water drains away from the reservoir, a car emerges. And there seems to be a body in it, a body that then disappears... Daniel and Rain start to investigate and uncover a long-ago robbery, missing gold and murder. When...

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The ups and downs of gravity  by David A. Adler

The ups and downs of gravity

David A. Adler

Book

"What happens to a ball when it rolls off a table? Why doesn't the ball keep rolling straight up or fly up off the table? The answer is gravity. Adler explains how this invisible force operates in the real world"--Publisher's description.

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The time-thief  by Patience Agbabi

The time-thief

Patience Agbabi

Book

"It's mid-summer's day and thirteen-year-old Elle and her Leapling classmates are visiting the Museum of the Past, the Present and the Future. But on the day of the school trip, disaster strikes, and the most unique and valuable piece in the museum, ...

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Solids, liquids, gases, and plasma  by David A. Adler

Solids, liquids, gases, and plasma

David A. Adler

Book

"Explore physics in this early introduction to the states of matter, starring a goofy dog and his all-too-human family. Zippy art and clear explanations introduce the basic characteristics of four states of matter and how they change from one state to...

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Funny bums, freaky beaks  by Alex Morss

Funny bums, freaky beaks

Alex Morss

Book

"A delightful compendium of all the most unusual and unexpected features in the animal kingdom, from puzzling toes to weird ears, and all the other body parts in between! These creatures have strange features - but they all serve a very useful purpose!...

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Bixara the horned dragon  by Adam Blade

Bixara the horned dragon

Adam Blade

Book

"In the land of Rion, there's trouble brewing: raiders from the island of Thalassi are invading. King Hugo has launched a peace mission and needs Tom and Elenna's help. But when they arrive, the locals tell them tales about their leader's strange beh...

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The beast of Harwood Forest  by Dan Smith

The beast of Harwood Forest

Dan Smith

Book

"When Pete, Nancy and Krish arrive at Heathland Camp for a school trip, they're in for an adventure, just not the kind they were expecting. Nearby sits the abandoned Harwood Institute. The crumbling buildings reek of secrets and at night strange screams...

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The woodcarver's daughter  by Yona Zeldis McDonough

The woodcarver's daughter

Yona Zeldis McDonough

Book

"When a pogrom forces Batya's Russian Jewish family to leave their home for America, Batya hopes her new life will give her a chance to become a woodcarver like her father"--Publisher's description.

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This is Ms. Marvel  by Emeli Juhlin

This is Ms. Marvel

Emeli Juhlin

Book

"Kamala Khan is just your average teenager living in Jersey City trying to balance high school and her family's Muslim heritage. That is, until she discovers that she has super powers! As a huge fan of super heroes herself, Kamala takes on the name "...

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Big Shark, Little Shark, and the spooky cave  by Anna Membrino

Big Shark, Little Shark, and the spooky cave

Anna Membrino

Book

"Big Shark is scared! The cave looks far too dark and spooky to swim into. But Little Shark isn't scared in the least! Can he coax Big Shark to explore? Some exciting surprises are waiting deep in the spooky cave!"--Publisher's description.

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Back on track!  by Christy Webster

Back on track!

Christy Webster

Book

"Can Ryder and his heroic team save Adventure City from the meddling Mayor Humdinger in their greatest rescue ever?"--Publisher's description.

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Pickle party!  by Frank Berrios

Pickle party!

Frank Berrios

Book

"Waffles and Mochi's friend Kennedy loves all kinds of pickled food. But when they try to get pickles for her birthday party, Waffles and Mochi learn that pickles aren't made quickly"--Publisher's description.

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Doorways to danger by Tom Angleberger

Doorways to danger

Tom Angleberger

Graphic novel

"Follows the adventures of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Uncle Scrooge, and their friends as they compete on a reality TV game show called Doorways to Danger."--Provided by publisher.

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Penelope Strudel and the birthday treasure hunt  by Brendan (Illustrator) Kearney

Penelope Strudel and the birthday treasure hunt

Brendan (Illustrator) Kearney

Graphic novel

"Explore the quirky chaos of Custard Manor as you help Penelope Strudel hunt down her birthday surprise from her Uncle Derek Custard. But watch out - there are puffins about!"--Provided by publisher.

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Jamie Smart's Bunny vs Monkey and the League of Doom! by Jamie Smart

Jamie Smart's Bunny vs Monkey and the League of Doom!

Jamie Smart

Graphic novel

"Since he crash-landed to Earth in a rocket, Monkey has been causing absolute mayhem! Bunny and the gang (Squirrel, Pig [the Pig], Action Beaver, and Skunky the Inventor) have almost had enough. Monkey's eternal struggle for world domination is getting...

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Turtle in paradise by Jennifer L. Holm

Turtle in paradise

Jennifer L. Holm

Graphic novel

"In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida."--Provided by publisher.

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My crystal guide  by Philip Permutt

My crystal guide

Philip Permutt

Book

"Introduce your child to the wonderful world of crystals and their powerful energies to help, heal and transform with this fully illustrated simple-to-use guide. Children are innately drawn to the energy of crystals - and crystal energies can help make...

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Lunch box bully  by Hans Wilhelm

Lunch box bully

Hans Wilhelm

Book

"Max outwits a bully and makes a new friend in this I Like to Read easy reader"--Publisher's description.

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The secrets of astrology  by Carole (Astrologer) Taylor

The secrets of astrology

Carole (Astrologer) Taylor

Book

"Discover the hidden meaning of stars in this first introduction to astrology for children. Secrets of Astrology tells you all you want to know about astrology, from the meaning of zodiac signs, to how to read a birth chart. Simple, readable text cle...

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A total waste of space-time by Jeffrey Brown

A total waste of space-time

Jeffrey Brown

Graphic novel

"Jide, Petra, and their intergalactic friends are back on the Potato (their orbiting classroom) for another out-of-this-world adventure. Their latest space mission brings them to the home planets of their schoolmates, where pranks must be avenged, new...

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X-venture xplorers. #3, Kingdom of animals. by author Slaium

X-venture xplorers. #3, Kingdom of animals.

author Slaium

Graphic novel

"The X-Venture Explorers make a splash to find out who's really the king of the sea! When their relaxing sea vacation is interrupted, Jake, Sherry, Kwame and the rest of Dr. Darwin's X-Venture X-plorers head under the sea to find out all about creatures...

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The child of dreams  by Irena Brignull

The child of dreams

Irena Brignull

Graphic novel

"A little girl wants to know where she came from and why she doesn't have a father. When her mother cannot tell her, the girl decides to find out for herself. Her journey leads her on a quest through the woods, tracing her own story back to its source...

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The flag never touched the ground  by Kekla Magoon

The flag never touched the ground

Kekla Magoon

Book

"In 1863, the US Civil War was raging. Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had freed over 3.5 million African-American slaves, and now the Union Army began to recruit a second all-black regiment of soldiers to join the fight. As the struggle ...

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Our animal friends  by Eugeniya Popova

Our animal friends

Eugeniya Popova

Graphic novel

"With over 800 animals to search, this charmingly illustrated book combines the classic Look & Find game with plenty of questions and challenges on each page, making for an experience that's not only entertaining but educational as well. Children will...

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Queen of the sky  by Josephine Chia

Queen of the sky

Josephine Chia

Book

"Amelia is a modern, nine-year-old Peranakan Chinese girl. She adores her Great Grandmother whom she nicknamed GGM. GGM has lots of exciting tales to tell her about old Singapore. She takes Amelia to see the site of her old kampung, an attap-thatched...

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Stitch and the samurai. 2 by Hiroto Wada

Stitch and the samurai. 2

Hiroto Wada

Graphic novel

"While fleeing the Galactic Federation, Stitch's spaceship malfunctions and he makes an emergency landing... not in Hawaii, but in sengoku-era Japan! Discovered by the brutal warlord Lord Yamato and his clan, Stitch's incomparable cuteness is no match...

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Sonic the Hedgehog. 01 The IDW collection. by Ian Flynn

Sonic the Hedgehog. 01 The IDW collection.

Ian Flynn

Graphic novel

"In the aftermath of his latest battle with Dr. Eggman, rogue robots are on the loose and new foes are on the rise. But where is the evil doctor and what secrets will Sonic discover during his search? One thing's for sure: he'll need plenty of help from...

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Worst. Holiday. Ever  by Charles Higson

Worst. Holiday. Ever

Charles Higson

Book

"Twelve-year-old Stan is going on holiday. To Italy. He's not going with his family though, he's going with his best-friend Felix (although if Stan was honestly ranking his friends, Felix would be number five). He's absolutely terrified. Luckily, as well...

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The secret detectives  by Ella Risbridger

The secret detectives

Ella Risbridger

Book

"The body seemed to fall for a long time. There was no splash, or if there was it was lost in the waves. Isobel was frozen to the spot for a moment - and then her common sense caught up with her, and she stepped back quickly into the shadows. When Isobel...

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W.I.T.C.H. Part VIII, Teach 2b W.I.T.C.H.

W.I.T.C.H. Part VIII, Teach 2b W.I.T.C.H.

Graphic novel

"Magical people are popping up all over Heatherfield, and it's W.I.T.C.H's duty to teach them how to control their powers! Now that they have a way to locate potential students, the girls are ready to hit the road in their new van and become teachers....

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The mystery of the meanest teacher by Ryan North

The mystery of the meanest teacher

Ryan North

Graphic novel

"After angering a number of hostile spirits in England, thirteen-year-old magician John Constantine is sent to the Junior Success Boarding School in Salem, Massachusetts where he and fellow misfit Anna try to find out if their teacher Ms. Kayla is a....

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Splatoon. 4 Squid kids comedy show. by Hideki Goto

Splatoon. 4 Squid kids comedy show.

Hideki Goto

Graphic novel

"Fourth time around is the charm! Inklings Hit, Maika and Kou return for even more silly stories and fun adventures in the world of Splatoon!"--Back cover.

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Geronimo Stilton, reporter. #8, Hypno-tick tock by Geronimo Stilton

Geronimo Stilton, reporter. #8, Hypno-tick tock

Geronimo Stilton

Graphic novel

"After Geronimo Stilton visits a hypnotist to get rid of his allergies, a rash of strange thefts begins in New Mouse City."--Provided by publisher.

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The spitfang lizard  by Kris Humphrey

The spitfang lizard

Kris Humphrey

Book

"It's Leo's job as the Guardian's apprentice to protect the village from the monsters that lurk in the surrounding forest. Whenever a monster gets too close to the village walls Leo must venture out, using his magical map to first find the monster and...

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Warriors  by Erin Hunter

Warriors

Erin Hunter

Book

""Three novellas featuring the cats of Erin Hunters #1 bestselling Warrior seriesavailable only in this collection! In Warriors: Legends of the Clans, experience three stand-alone, never before published adventures from the Warriors world. Spottedleafs...

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Follow your art  by Trish Granted

Follow your art

Trish Granted

Book

"The new student at Rivertown Elementary, Willow Davis, has a big secret. She is a genie! And the only person who knows that? Her new best friend, Jeanie Bell. Jeanie is starting to learn that she needs to be careful what she wishes for. But she can't...

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The first wish  by Trish Granted

The first wish

Trish Granted

Book

"For Jeanie Bell, things at Rivertown Elementary are nice, normal, and totally average-just the way she likes it. But when a new girl, Willow Davis, joins the school, all of a sudden strange things start happening"--Publisher's description.

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Nadia and the forever kitten  by Holly Webb

Nadia and the forever kitten

Holly Webb

Book

"Nadia spends as much time as she can at her friend Violet's house, playing with the kittens her mum brings home from her job at the animal shelter. When Violet tells Nadia about a pregnant cat urgently in need of a place to stay, Nadia convinces her...

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Welcome to Trashland  by Stephen Cole

Welcome to Trashland

Stephen Cole

Book

"Theo works scouring the dump of Agbogbloshie for scraps to sell for cash. But when a stranger asks for help finding treasure, Theo sees a chance to escape this life. A thrilling new environmental adventure from bestselling author Steve Cole"--Publis...

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The emerald maze  by Linda Chapman

The emerald maze

Linda Chapman

Book

"Welcome to Mermaids Rock! The entrance to the mermaid realm in the deep, blue ocean... When the magic whirlpool malfunctions, it sends Marina and her friends to a dark, underground river. Exploring the caves and adventuring along the tunnels, they discover...

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The wizard in the woods  by Louie Stowell

The wizard in the woods

Louie Stowell

Book

"Kit, Josh and Alita are heading back to school - and they're excited to discover that they're getting a brand new library, which also means getting their own wizard librarian and a dragon! But when something VERY BAD happens at the new library, it's...

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Jenna tests the waters  by Elizabeth Doyle Carey

Jenna tests the waters

Elizabeth Doyle Carey

Book

"Needing a break from the pressures of competitive swimming, Jenna recruits her friends to try out for junior lifeguards, but becoming a junior lifeguard is harder than she thought"--Publisher's description.

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Forest craft  by Richard (Forest School educator) Irvine

Forest craft

Richard (Forest School educator) Ir...

Book

"In today's hectic world, many of us are looking for ways to slow down, take time out, and calm our busy minds. The benefits of doing this are well documented for overworked adults. However, there's an increasing focus on how much children can gain f...

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A kind of spark  by Ellen McNicoll

A kind of spark

Ellen McNicoll

Book

"A Kind of Spark tells the story of 11-year-old Addie as she campaigns for a memorial in memory of the witch trials that took place in her Scottish hometown. Addie knows there's more to the story of these 'witches', just like there is more to hers. Can...

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All the way to the top  by Annette Bay Pimentel

All the way to the top

Annette Bay Pimentel

Book

"Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, Jennifer Keelan grew up battling-and overcoming-the limitations others set for her. From a lack of cutaway curbs and bus lifts to being denied enrollment at her neighborhood school, Jennifer was continually blocked...

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Pokemon how to draw  by Maria S. Barbo

Pokemon how to draw

Maria S. Barbo

Book

"Want to become a Pokémon drawing expert? You've found the right book! This Deluxe How to Draw includes simple, step-by-step instructions on how to draw classic characters from every Pokémon region -- from Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle all the ...

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The girl from Snowy River  by Jackie French

The girl from Snowy River

Jackie French

Book

"The year is 1919. Thirty years have passed since the man from Snowy River made his famous ride. But World War I still casts its shadow across a valley in the heart of Australia, particularly for orphaned sixteen-year-old Flinty McAlpine, who lost a ...

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Relax to the max  by Trish Granted

Relax to the max

Trish Granted

Book

"Super-studious Jeanie accidentally makes a wish that she could relax like her classmate, Max. In a flash. Willow grants the wish and suddenly, Jeanie is so not herself...she's showing up to school in her PJs, passing notes in class--and she doesn't even...

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Home is where the heart is  by Cam Higgins

Home is where the heart is

Cam Higgins

Book

"Rambunctious puppy Bo, who lives with his human family on a farm, loses his dog tag and enlists his barnyard animal friends to help him find it"--Publisher's description.

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Gymnastics  by Sarah Wassner Flynn

Gymnastics

Sarah Wassner Flynn

Book

"From somersaults and backflips on the floor to aerial moves, mounts, and dismounts on bars and beams, kids will learn all about gymnastics history, events, and competitions"--Publisher's description.

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Bedtime ballet  by K. (Kallie) George

Bedtime ballet

K. (Kallie) George

Picture book

"When the sun sets, the ballet can begin! From the first notes of the crickets' outdoor orchestra to her grand finale indoors, one little girl glissés and jetés her way to bedtime. Rhyming verse, fun sound effects and elegant French words add delicio...

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Welcome to the scramble  by Don Bosco

Welcome to the scramble

Don Bosco

Book

"You are Runner X, a contestant on LAST KID RUNNING, which is the hottest reality TV show streaming on the mobile web. Your job as RUNNER X is to clear all 5 levels of each game location, across Southeast Asia, beat the other contestants, win votes f...

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Sentinels in the deep ocean  by Stacy Hinojosa

Sentinels in the deep ocean

Stacy Hinojosa

Book

"After barely surviving the harsh tundra biome, Stacy has finally discovered the origins of the intelligent, playful wolves who've raised her. But will Stacy be able to decode a mysterious diary that may hold the keys to her future in the taiga. As she...

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Raffles readers  by Linda Fitzpatrick

Raffles readers

Linda Fitzpatrick

Book

"Raffles Hotel is the best known, oldest and most elegant hotel in Singapore. When it was first built in 1887, it stood on Beach Road, opposite the sea. Nowadays, Beach Road is in the middle of a thriving, modern city. There are many tales of weird a...

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Maleficent  by Steve Behling

Maleficent

Steve Behling

Book

"Maleficent tells the tale of an evil fairy who has fun scaring everyone around her on Halloween"--Publisher's description.

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Please help planet Earth!

Please help planet Earth!

Picture book

"I am planet Earth. I am home to humans, plants and animals. I give them food to eat, water to drink and air to breathe. But I need YOUR help. Please Help Planet Earth is the perfect introduction for toddlers to help them understand and engage with the...

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Willow Wildthing and the shooting star  by Gill Lewis

Willow Wildthing and the shooting star

Gill Lewis

Book

"In the Wilderness, where magic and nature collide, there are magical creatures and strange powers at work. In this story the Wild Things - a group of children who have taken on the characteristics of the wild creatures they are named after - find that...

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When elephants listen with their feet  by Emmanuelle Grundmann

When elephants listen with their feet

Emmanuelle Grundmann

Book

"Explore the wild and wonderful world of animal senses with a dynamic work of children's nonfiction. Humans experience the world through sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. But what if you had the compound eyes of a fly, the whiskers of a cat, or...

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Horse power  by Jennifer Thermes

Horse power

Jennifer Thermes

Book

"Until the popularization of the family car, horses and humans lived, worked, and played side by side. With the invention of the wheel, saddle, bit, and bridle; horses pulled far-flung lands closer together at the speed of a gallop. Trade, agricultur...

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Charlie's snow day  by Ree Drummond

Charlie's snow day

Ree Drummond

Book

"When Charlie wakes up to a world covered in snow, he can't wait to get outside and see what's going on around the ranch. He even takes a break from patrol duty to take a fun sled ride with Walter and Sister down the snowy slopes--whee! One ride is enough...

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The invisible  by Tom Percival

The invisible

Tom Percival

Picture book

"The Invisible is the story of a young girl called Isabel and her family. They don't have much, but they have what they need to get by. Until one day, there isn't enough money to pay their rent and bills and they have to leave their home full of happy...

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Pedro goes to Mars  by Fran Manushkin

Pedro goes to Mars

Fran Manushkin

Book

"Pedro would love to take a trip to planet Mars! Are his climbing skills good enough for the planet's rocky surface? Can he pack enough sandwiches to keep himself fed? Will Pedro's big imagination lead him to Mars, or will he decide that Earth is the...

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Pounce!  by Tracey West

Pounce!

Tracey West

Book

"Guide to training a cat for kids, based on scientific information about felines"--Publisher's description.

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