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Holly the Christmas fairy  by Daisy Meadows

Holly the Christmas fairy

Daisy Meadows

Book

"Holly the Christmas Fairy puts the sparkle into Christmas! But Jack Frost has stolen Santa's sleigh, and now the queen of the fairies needs Rachel and Kirsty to help get it back"--Page 4 of cover.

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Jamie Smart's Looshkin by Jamie Smart

Jamie Smart's Looshkin

Jamie Smart

Graphic novel

"Looshkin might look like a cute blue cat, but you've never met a cat like Looshkin before. If you look away for just a moment, your house will be full of foamy bubbles, there are pigs on your roof, and a portal to a hell-dimension has opened in your loft. And...

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Memory jars  by Vera Brosgol

Memory jars

Vera Brosgol

Book

"Freda uses jars to save everything from a chocolate chip cookie to the full moon, just as her grandmother saves summer blueberries. Includes a recipe for blueberry jam."--Publisher.

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There's a bully in my brain  by Lauren Thompson

There's a bully in my brain

Lauren Thompson

Picture book

"There's a Bully in My Brain is a delightful picture book that is sure to inspire readers of all ages. The story takes you on a journey inside the mind, and notices that a bully has taken over! But you don't have to let that bully be the boss. You have the...

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The story of Ukraine  by Olena Kharchenko

The story of Ukraine

Olena Kharchenko

Book

"Ukraine is rich with history and resources, culture and people, but most of all, in spirit! There is a lot to learn about Ukraine, and one of the best places to start is their national anthem. The lyrics of this once-forbidden song carry deep meaning for many...

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Mazes through time  by Marc Pattenden

Mazes through time

Marc Pattenden

Graphic novel

"Explore ancient civilizations, meet fearsome warriors, and watch the rise and fall of great empires. As you navigate each maze, you'll discover fascinating facts, unearthing the mysteries of the past."--Publisher.

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Kangaroo's guide to keeping fit  by Lisa (Author and yoga teacher) Edwards

Kangaroo's guide to keeping fit

Lisa (Author and yoga teacher) Edwa...

Book

"Kangaroo and his family love keeping fit. This book follows a day in the life of the kangaroos to find out how keeping fit helps them, and it provides lots of advice for its human readers. Information includes the different types of exercise children can try...

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Doctor Who  by Craig Donaghy

Doctor Who

Craig Donaghy

Book

"Hello, Doctor! Just regenerated? Then this is the book for you! It tells you everything about everyone in our lives. You'll know your friends, know your enemies and know your selves. Then you'll be ready to run... The people, the aliens, the gadgets, the...

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The borrowed puppy  by Holly Webb

The borrowed puppy

Holly Webb

Book

"Jade adores dogs but she can't have one because her father thinks her brother is too little. Then Jade's dad sees an advert for local dog walkers and it seems like the perfect solution. They soon meet an adorable red Golden Retriever puppy named Milo and Jade...

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Rhinos at recess  by Mary Pope Osborne

Rhinos at recess

Mary Pope Osborne

Book

"Jack and Annie are on the playground at recess when they feel the magic tree house calling them. They sneak away and are whisked off on an adventure in South Africa, where a majestic rhino needs saving! There are a swooping helicopter, strict park rangers,...

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Saving Neverland  by Abi Elphinstone

Saving Neverland

Abi Elphinstone

Book

"This is an adventure story, complete with winterwolves and moonpaper maps, in which a young girls journeys through a frozen Neverland to break Captain Hook's curse. But it is also a story about what it means to be young and fearless and full of hope. All of...

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Erin and Rockhammer  by Alastair (Children's author) Chisholm

Erin and Rockhammer

Alastair (Children's author) Chisho...

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"When Erin and her dragon Rockhammer get into a fight with another dragonseer, they're sent away to Stillness. There they discover the Solace Stone, a magical object that creates calm. In the peace of Stillness, Erin almost forgets that she can't summon her...

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A spoonful of spying  by Sarah Todd Taylor

A spoonful of spying

Sarah Todd Taylor

Book

"Baker by day, spy by night -Alice Eclair leads an exciting double life! A fast-paced adventure full of daring action and delicious cakes! Inventors and artists from all nations have gathered in Paris for the World Fair. All eyes are on the aeroplane...

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Tiaki  by Jean (Author of Tiaki) Donaldson

Tiaki

Jean (Author of Tiaki) Donaldson

Book

''This book is a shout-out to Aotearoa's weird and wonderful endangered species, those lesser-known creatures that don't regularly make the news. But they are just as important as the 'stars' like kākāpō and kiwi, for they are the precious foundation of our...

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Albi the Glowing Cow Boy  by Georgia Byng

Albi the Glowing Cow Boy

Georgia Byng

Book

"On a quiet farm in a frosty England, under the glowing light of a magical milk moon, a boy calf is born. His name is Albi, and he has no idea how extraordinary he is going to be. Several miles away lives a human boy called Rufus. Rufus is extraordinary in his...

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There's a beast in the basement!  by Pamela Butchart

There's a beast in the basement!

Pamela Butchart

Book

"Chaos and mayhem reign as Izzy and her friends take on another hilarious (mis)adventure. There's no such thing as an ordinary day at school when they're around... Izzy and her friends overhear their head teacher talking about "missing treasure" and "running...

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Loch Ness adventure  by Anh Do

Loch Ness adventure

Anh Do

Book

"Pow Pow and the team are back for another hilarious adventure, with a special appearance from Ninja Kid! Hello, it's me - Pow Pow Pig! Me and the Z team are on a mission to save the world! But first we need to rescue the Loch Ness Monster from being hunted!...

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Nowhere girl by Magali Le Huche

Nowhere girl

Magali Le Huche

Graphic novel

"This is the story of a girl growing up in the 1990s--a middle-schooler who finds herself lost in the gulf between childhood and adolescence, developing paralyzing fears of failure, school, other people, and her own changing body. Along the way, she becomes...

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My buddy Killer Croc by Sara Farizan

My buddy Killer Croc

Sara Farizan

Graphic novel

"Being the new kid is tough. In Gotham City, it's killer. Andy, like a lot of kids, feels a little lost and out of place when he moves to Gotham. Unlike most kids, he's less excited about the idea of meeting Batman than he is about seeing his childhood hero,...

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Batman's mystery casebook by Sholly Fisch

Batman's mystery casebook

Sholly Fisch

Graphic novel

"Readers can help the great detective Batman and his sidekicks solve riddles, analyze evidence, look for clues, and spot solutions to mysteries before he logs them into his casebook."--Provided by publisher.

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The very hungry caterpillar's first summer  by Eric Carle

The very hungry caterpillar's first summer

Eric Carle

Picture book

"The hungry caterpillar and his friends enjoy the sensory experiences of summer, like listening to noisy bugs, feeling the warm sunshine, smelling the yummy scents of a cookout, and more"--Publisher's description.

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Boo! hiss! by Cyndi Marko

Boo! hiss!

Cyndi Marko

Graphic novel

"When a boisterous family moves into their old, old house, Ghost and Snake devise a scary and slithery plan to make the family leave until they realize having a noisy, barking, laughing family around isn't so bad."--Provided by publisher.

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The Hunger Heroes. #2, Snack cabinet sabotage by Jarrett Lerner

The Hunger Heroes. #2, Snack cabinet sabotage

Jarrett Lerner

Graphic novel

"Gabby the babysitter is stuck in a house without snacks! How will she survive without her mushroom pizza, chocolate donuts, and peanut butter-filled pretzels? The Hunger Heroes know it's only a matter of time before she's in the hangry danger zone. They think...

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Kirby manga mania. Volume 5 by Hirokazu Hikawa

Kirby manga mania. Volume 5

Hirokazu Hikawa

Graphic novel

"Kirby and friends get up to yummy hijinks in this delightful manga collection. Join Kirby and his Dream Land friends as they go on zany adventures in manga form! Kirby and crew are up to their old shenanigans again in these classic-and new-comics for all...

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The bubble gum blob  by Andres Miedoso

The bubble gum blob

Andres Miedoso

Book

"The candy at Kersville Elementary School is usually sweet. But when a brand-new type of bubble gum gets passed around, Desmond and Andres find themselves in a very sticky situation. Because the bubble gum blob bites back!"--Publisher's description.

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Cupcake diaries. #1, Katie and the cupcake cure by Coco Simon

Cupcake diaries. #1, Katie and the cupcake cure

Coco Simon

Graphic novel

"Katie is miserable when her best friend is invited to join the Popular Girls Club and Katie is left out. Is there an Unpopular Girls Club she can join? Luckily, Katie finds her way with a great new group of friends--Mia, Emma, and Alexis--and together they...

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My aunt is a monster by Reimena Yee

My aunt is a monster

Reimena Yee

Graphic novel

"The reclusive Lord Whimsy plans to stop an old rival from uncovering the truth of a disappearance and blind Safia finds herself experiencing an adventure and parts of the world she had only dreamed about."--Provided by publisher.

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Witches of Brooklyn. 3, S'more magic by Sophie Escabasse

Witches of Brooklyn. 3, S'more magic

Sophie Escabasse

Graphic novel

"Effie is sent off to the wilderness for summer camp without her friends, but she hopes to learn some cool new magic and meet new witch friends."--Provided by publisher.

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Stick and Stone. Explore and more by Beth Ferry

Stick and Stone. Explore and more

Beth Ferry

Graphic novel

"Join Stick and Stone as they get swept up in a scavenger hunt. Accompany them to a campfire calamity. And laugh along with them in this new graphic novel series starring two best buddies and a while cast of new characters. Each story has a fun activity to...

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Sir Ladybug. 1 by Corey R. Tabor

Sir Ladybug. 1

Corey R. Tabor

Graphic novel

"Ladies and gentlebugs, presenting the duke of the dandelion patch, champion of truth and justice, the one, the only--Sir Ladybug! Sir Ladybug never shies away from a quest, even when he'd rather be playing a video game or baking a cake. So when a caterpillar...

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Splatoon. 6 Squid kids comedy show. by Hideki Goto

Splatoon. 6 Squid kids comedy show.

Hideki Goto

Graphic novel

"This sixth volume of the adventures of Hit and Maika is bound to even make their archenemies, the Salmonids, burst out laughing!"--

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Whale tale  by Louise Shaw

Whale tale

Louise Shaw

Book

''A stranded baby whale. Mermaids trapped in stone. Will Merrilyn be able to save them when danger stalks the depths of Caroline Bay? Eleven-year-old Merrilyn Taylor resents her holiday plans being wrecked. Instead of big city fun in Wellington, her parents...

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Horridus and the night forest  by Chris Flynn

Horridus and the night forest

Chris Flynn

Picture book

"What kinds of Cretaceous creatures roam the forest at night? Join Horridus the Triceratops and Archie the Avisaurus as they explore the undergrowth and discover the magic of a twilight stroll through the trees in this second instalment of the Horridus series....

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Yellow butterfly by Oleksandr Shatokhin

Yellow butterfly

Oleksandr Shatokhin

Picture book

"A wordless picture book portrayal of war seen through the eyes of a young girl who finds hope in the symbolism of yellow butterflies against the background of a pure blue sky. Using the colors of his national flag, Oleksandr Shatokhin has created a deeply...

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The story of Girl and Fish  by Carolina Parada

The story of Girl and Fish

Carolina Parada

Picture book

"When a special fish is bumped out of a speeding truck, Girl must figure out a way to rescue him. Fish needs salty water to live but there are no solutions to be found in Girl's kitchen or in her mountain town. Girl and Fish must venture somewhere new... This...

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The busy garden  by Mary Luciano

The busy garden

Mary Luciano

Picture book

"It's a typical day in the backyard garden, with all manner of creatures weaving webs, building nests and gathering nectar. But there are a couple of visitors to the garden who can make the day even better!"--Publisher's description.

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Fun in the sun  by Annika Smith

Fun in the sun

Annika Smith

Picture book

""Days at the beach are the best!" Jack and Mia love the beach - splashing in waves, building sandcastles and exploring rock pools. But being at the beach is much more fun when they protect themselves from the sun! Fun in the Sun is a delightful rhyming...

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I love you, Little Truck  by David Miles

I love you, Little Truck

David Miles

Picture book

"Sometimes kids - and little trucks - need to be reassured of a parent's love. In I Love You, Little Truck, Big Truck loves Little Truck with a full heart - but Little Truck can't help but wonder. 'Little Truck smiled, then it sank to a frown. / 'But what...

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Pancake Day  by Adam Hargreaves

Pancake Day

Adam Hargreaves

Picture book

"Little Miss Fun is organising a Pancake Day celebration for all her friends. With pancake making classes and a pancake day race, there's plenty of messy mayhem and tasty treats to be had! But will the Mr Men and Little Miss manage the greatest feat of the day...

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The Dark was done  by Lauren Stringer

The Dark was done

Lauren Stringer

Picture book

"A young boy puts aside his fear of the Dark and sets out to bring it back, along with its music, magic, and mysteries"--Publisher's description.

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Beginning  by Shelley Moore Thomas

Beginning

Shelley Moore Thomas

Picture book

"From a seed to a plant, an egg to a chick, or a caterpillar to a butterfly, a child and father share the cycles in nature and come to see that as each journey ends a new adventure begins"--Publisher's description.

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A sweet New Year for Ren  by Michelle Sterling

A sweet New Year for Ren

Michelle Sterling

Picture book

"Ren has always been too little to help make her favorite pineapple cakes for the Lunar New Year, but when her one-of-a-kind brother Charlie arrives for the festivities, with his help, she finally gets her chance. Includes recipe for pineapple...

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Duggee and the pirates  by Mandy Archer

Duggee and the pirates

Mandy Archer

Picture book

"It's time to set sailing with Duggee and the Squirrels! Join Duggee and the Squirrels on the adventure and earn your Sailing Badge! The Squirrels are enjoying a fun day at the beach when a ship comes out of nowhere. Captain Red Moustache and his crew onboard...

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I'll be your polar bear  by Justin Roberts

I'll be your polar bear

Justin Roberts

Picture book

"A father expresses his love for his child by promising to always be there from trudging through deep snow, gliding on fragile ice, and even carrying them when they're too tired to go on"--Publisher's description.

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SumoPuppy  by David Biedrzycki

SumoPuppy

David Biedrzycki

Picture book

"When puppy Meiwakuna is adopted by a sumo heya she is eager to learn how to be her best self among the wrestlers, but unfortunately she gets off to a slow start with SumoKitty"--Publisher's description.

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Путешествие по искусству Ислама = Journey through Islamic art  by Na'íma bint Robert

Путешествие по искусству Ислама = Journey through Islamic art

Na'íma bint Robert

Picture book

"A young girl's imagination takes flight and carries her on a magical journey into the world of Islamic art and architecture. From colossal mosques, to opulent palaces, and lush ornamental gardens, she travels through the Islamic world's rich artistic...

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Дудочник в пёстрой одежде = The Pied Piper  by Henriette Barkow

Дудочник в пёстрой одежде = The Pied Piper

Henriette Barkow

Picture book

The Pied Piper pipes the village free of rats and when the villagers refuse to pay him for the service, he pipes away their children too.

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Eva in the band  by Rebecca Elliott

Eva in the band

Rebecca Elliott

Book

"When a band drops out of Battle of the Bands Eva and her friends decide to form a band of their own, and when a secret singer joins the chorus it really sounds good, but she flies away before anyone can identify her"--Publisher's description.

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Blue Bison needs a haircut  by Scott Rothman

Blue Bison needs a haircut

Scott Rothman

Picture book

"Blue Bison prides himself on always looking clean and neat, so when he goes for a haircut and discovers everyplace is closed, he is very upset, but his little sister Bubble Gum Bison and her utterly ridiculous idea saves the day"--Publisher's description.

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New bilingual visual dictionary. English-Russian  by Sedat Turhan

New bilingual visual dictionary. English-Russian

Sedat Turhan

Picture book

Milet's New Bilingual Visual Dictionary series provides an entertaining way for children to learn words in two languages. The dictionary features useful, everyday words that will help learners to build their vocabulary. The words are grouped by subjects, so...

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The magnificent book of treasures  by S. A. (Stella A.) Caldwell

The magnificent book of treasures

S. A. (Stella A.) Caldwell

Book

"Marvel at the intricate mosaics, splendid treasures, and ingenious inventions of Ancient Rome and learn the stories they tell about one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known. Step back in time 2,000 years to visit the powerful Roman Empire....

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It's Diwali!  by Kabir Sehgal

It's Diwali!

Kabir Sehgal

Picture book

"In this take-off of the counting rhyme One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, the wonders of Diwali are described"--Publisher's description.

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Love birds  by Jane Yolen

Love birds

Jane Yolen

Picture book

"New in town and shy to boot, bird-loving Jon loves nothing more than to listen for the tappity-tap-tap of a woodpecker, the caw-cawing of crows, the cries of jays, the coos of the doves, and especially the hoots of owls. One night an owl calls, and when Jon...

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To catch a cloud  by Elena De Roo

To catch a cloud

Elena De Roo

Picture book

"An epic story, full of danger wrapped up as a sea shanty from enormously talented poet Elena de Roo and rising star illustrator Hannah Peck. A boy and a dog follow a cloud out to sea, but as the weather worsens he relies on the whales and waves to bear him...

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Hello Spring  by Jo Lindley

Hello Spring

Jo Lindley

Picture book

"Meet four magical friends who control the seasons in this irresistible new series from author-illustrator Jo Lindley. Say hello to the Little Seasons! After a whole year of waiting, it's finally Spring's turn to wear the Weather Crown and create her own...

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SuperDaisy  by Rebecca Smith

SuperDaisy

Rebecca Smith

Picture book

"An empowering and powerful picture book, published in association with The Little Princess Trust. Inspired by a true story, SuperDaisy tells the tale of a little girl undergoing cancer treatment. Told in rhyme, Daisy lets her imagination run wild as she...

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Free fall  by David Wiesner

Free fall

David Wiesner

Book

A young boy dreams of daring adventures in the company of imaginary creatures inspired by the things surrounding his bed.

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The superteacher project by Gordon Korman

The superteacher project

Gordon Korman

Audio CD

"Oliver Zahn, spitball champion and self-declared rule-wrecker of Brightling Middle School, is not a fan of his new homeroom teacher, Mr. Aidact. The guy is sort of stiff, never cracks a smile, and refers to them as "pupils." The worst part is he catches...

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The hollow boy  by Jonathan Stroud

The hollow boy

Jonathan Stroud

Book

"A massive outbreak of supernatural Visitors is baffling Scotland Yard and causing protests throughout London. There are reports of many new hauntings. including a house where bloody footprints are appearing, and a department store full of strange sounds and...

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Zeki sleep tight  by Anna McQuinn

Zeki sleep tight

Anna McQuinn

Picture book

"After a busy day, it's time for Zeki to slow down. One by one, his senses get ready to sleep. The room is hushed, the lights low and after a dozy story, he's already beginning to nod off. A companion to Zeki Rise & Shine"--Publisher's description.

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Remembering our Queen  by Smriti Halls

Remembering our Queen

Smriti Halls

Book

"A commemorative picture book celebrating the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, ideal for sharing with readers aged 8+. Follow Her Majesty's journey from a young princess growing up in wartime to an extraordinary leader - the longest-reigning British...

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Mountain biking  by Sally Warren

Mountain biking

Sally Warren

Book

"Mountain biking is a super fun adventure sport that requires skill and practice to stay upright and avoid crashing. Learn what is takes to bomb down trails, navigate rocks and hit the jumps in style. Gear up for a white-knuckle ride as we take a closer look...

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Lemur's guide to healthy eating  by Lisa (Author and yoga teacher) Edwards

Lemur's guide to healthy eating

Lisa (Author and yoga teacher) Edwa...

Book

"Lemur loves to eat lots of different foods with the rest of his troop. This book follows the story of Lemur and provides lots of advice on healthy eating for its human readers. Topics include eating together, the importance of breakfast, how to eat a balanced...

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Working with animals  by Kay Barnham

Working with animals

Kay Barnham

Book

"A fun and magical tour of the world of working with animals, with Billie and their very silly pet cat, Mia! Does your child love animals? Do they think that they might want to work with animals one day when they are grown up? Help your child to find out about...

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Working underwater  by Kay Barnham

Working underwater

Kay Barnham

Book

"Does your child love the ocean? Do they think that they might want to work with animals one day when they are grown up? Help your child to find out about all sorts of jobs that people do when they work in, on or under water. Billie has a very special dressing...

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Working in space  by Kay Barnham

Working in space

Kay Barnham

Book

"Billie has a very special dressing up box. When they choose an outfit from the box, they are whisked away to meet all sorts of people doing all kinds of amazing job. In Working in Space, Billie and Mia meet an astronomer, rocket scientist, an astronaut, a...

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The indestructible Tom Crean  by Jennifer Thermes

The indestructible Tom Crean

Jennifer Thermes

Book

"The Indestructible Tom Crean reveals the incredible true stories of Crean's adventures on the Discovery, Terra Nova, and Endurance expeditions. When the Endurance becomes trapped in the frozen sea and sinks, it is up to Crean and several others to go for...

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The Spectaculars  by Jodie Garnish

The Spectaculars

Jodie Garnish

Book

"When three figures arrive at Harper's window in a flying canoe, informing her that she is due to start her apprenticeship, Harper discovers she is a Spectacular - a magical performer, gifted special powers from the stars. Harper is thrilled to be part of the...

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Kindness for koalas  by Zanna Davidson

Kindness for koalas

Zanna Davidson

Picture book

"Mala the Koala goes on a gentle journey discovering the meaning of kindness. A perfect, gentle introduction to friendship and kindness. When Mala the Koala stomps into the forest, a little mouse suggests Mala will soon feel better if she starts to be kind....

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Tiny Spoon vs. Little Fork  by Constance Lombardo

Tiny Spoon vs. Little Fork

Constance Lombardo

Picture book

"Tiny spoon has fed Baby since her first taste of mashed pears! But now Little fork is ready to dish up something Baby can really chew on! Join the fun as two unique utensils step up to the plate and whisk it all"--Publisher's description.

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101 first words.

101 first words.

Picture book

"Featuring everyone's favourite characters from Play School, Bananas in Pajamas and The Wiggles, this charming first word book has so much for your little one to look at, read and talk about! Grouped by theme, this sturdy book includes 101 fun words and...

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Construction site  by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Construction site

Sherri Duskey Rinker

Picture book

"Told in rhyming text, six farm vehicles work through all the seasons, from spring planting to building a barn to protect the animals in winter"--Publisher's description.

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Seal pup party  by Coral Ripley

Seal pup party

Coral Ripley

Book

"The Sea Keepers return to the North Pole, where the Arctic mermaids have organised a Christmas party for the seal pups at the Ice Palace Animal Sanctuary. But when Effluvia turns up to spoil the fun, it's up to the Sea Keepers to stop her! Can Emily, Grace...

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Mr. Lemoncello's very first game  by Chris Grabenstein

Mr. Lemoncello's very first game

Chris Grabenstein

Book

"Everybody starts somewhere, and once upon a time Luigi Lemoncello was a twelve-year-old boy in a large family who dreamed of being a showman; he gets his first chance working for a famous barker at a summer carnival where a mysterious puzzle leads him and his...

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The whispering woods  by Poppy Green

The whispering woods

Poppy Green

Book

"While camping, Sophie, Hattie, and Owen hear strange noises in the woods and decide to investigate"--Publisher's description.

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The mystery of Raspberry Hill  by Eva Frantz

The mystery of Raspberry Hill

Eva Frantz

Book

"The grown-ups all think she's going to die soon-she can see it in their eyes. Still, when poor twelve-year-old Stina is sent to remote Raspberry Hill Sanatorium she can't believe her luck. She gets to ride in a real motor car to the hospital, which looks like...

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Harley Hitch and the fossil mystery  by Vashti Hardy

Harley Hitch and the fossil mystery

Vashti Hardy

Book

"In this third book in the series, Harley goes on a time-twisting adventure! On a school trip to the Inventia Jurassic Coast, Harley finds an unusual fossil. Has she discovered an entirely new species of dinosaur? Her class nemesis, Fenelda, doesn't believe...

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Whose footprints are these?  by Gerda Muller

Whose footprints are these?

Gerda Muller

Picture book

"On a snowy winter's morning, footprints trace a path from a child's unmade bed, past discarded clothes and breakfast dishes to the front door where they're joined by excited pawprints. But who else is making the footprints and what are they doing? In this...

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Heart string  by Brooke Boynton-Hughes

Heart string

Brooke Boynton-Hughes

Picture book

"Follow the thread of this reassuring story to see how, even in a world as vast as ours, there is always a bond that connects us to the ones we love-and to the world we share"--Publisher's description.

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Our incredible library book (and the wonderful journeys it took)  by Caroline Crowe

Our incredible library book (and the wonderful journeys it took)

Caroline Crowe

Picture book

"This is the story of one incredible library book and all the children who've borrowed it. It's been hugged, lost, torn, chewed by a dog and soaked in the rain. It's been read in apartments and in tents, in the park and in the classroom; by children in...

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We are all neighbours  by Alexandra Penfold

We are all neighbours

Alexandra Penfold

Picture book

"When a new family moves in, the whole neighbourhood comes together to celebrate what makes their community diverse and special"--Publisher's description.

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Fitting in  by Haruka Aoki

Fitting in

Haruka Aoki

Picture book

"Square tries to find into a world of circles by pretending to be one, until an unexpected event makes Square learn to celebrate being different"--Publisher's description.

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Hooray for trucks!  by Susan Hughes

Hooray for trucks!

Susan Hughes

Picture book

"An assortment of construction vehicles needs to be convinced to stop working so they can get cleaned up for a truck parade! But despite the narrator's cajoling, the trucks just want to keep working. They don't want to waste time taking a bath -- they want to...

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How to party like a snail  by Naseem Hrab

How to party like a snail

Naseem Hrab

Picture book

"Snail is a party animal. Well ... kind of. He especially appreciates the quiet things about parties, like confetti, using his indoor voice, and softly blowing out birthday candles. But parties tend to get pretty loud, and that's when Snail disappears into his...

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The line in the sand  by Thao Lam

The line in the sand

Thao Lam

Picture book

"Critically acclaimed author/illustrator Thao Lam is back with a wordless story about conflict. A monster meanders down a beach, dragging a stick behind them and leaving a line in the sand. Meanwhile, a group of friends is at play - flying kites, building...

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I am not a tin can!  by author Barroux

I am not a tin can!

author Barroux

Picture book

"Whimsical and a little offbeat, this funny story uses spare text and endearing characters to explore themes of kindness, empathy and caring. A boy and a robot debate whether or not the robot is a simple piece of metal or an intelligent being capable of...

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Catching the velociraptor  by Rex Stone

Catching the velociraptor

Rex Stone

Book

"Travel back in time on a prehistoric journey to the world of the dinosaurs! Dive into an exciting Jurassic world and travel back in time with the Dinosaur Club. These character-driven dinosaur books explore different dinosaur species through a thrilling...

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Mary had a little plan  by Tammi Sauer

Mary had a little plan

Tammi Sauer

Picture book

"Having glammed up her school friends, Mary has set her sights on sprucing up a vacant lot in the neighborhood. Soon she's enlisting help from neighborhood business owners and her friends-all of whom are modern versions of popular nursery rhyme...

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The science of being angry  by Nicole Melleby

The science of being angry

Nicole Melleby

Book

"Joey is angry, all the time. And she doesn't understand why. She has two loving moms, a supportive older half brother, and, as a triplet, she is never without company. But there was the time she threw a soccer ball, hard, at a boy in gym class and bruised his...

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Hatching chicks  by Lauren Holowaty

Hatching chicks

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

"Down at the City Farm, something very special is about to happen... three eggs are about to hatch! It's Paddington and his friends' job to look after them. But will Paddington be able to stay awake until his egg hatches?"--Publisher's description.

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The great balloon chase  by Katie Woolley

The great balloon chase

Katie Woolley

Picture book

"When Paddington lets go of Jonathan's amazing new helium dinosaur balloon, he goes on an epic adventure to try and retrieve it, drifting over London's most famous landmarks on his way. Will Paddington be able to catch the runaway balloon before it is lost...

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Book vs. Shark  by Sue Hendra

Book vs. Shark

Sue Hendra

Picture book

"In the middle of the ocean, miles from anywhere, something new has just washed ashore and a brand-new adventure is about to begin. Join Island, Glove, Banana, Bird, Bottle and Treasure Chest on their second sunny adventure, as they spy . . . a book who's lost...

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The Ancient Egypt sleepover  by Stephen Davies

The Ancient Egypt sleepover

Stephen Davies

Book

"Mo has won a very special prize, an Ancient Egypt sleepover in a museum. But he has no clue how dangerous it will be. With a mystery to solve, codes to crack and priceless treasure to save, one thing is sure: Mo will not be getting any sleep...

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River  by Erin Hunter

River

Erin Hunter

Book

"The dawn of a new age is upon the warrior Clans, but when tragedy strikes RiverClan, one young medicine cat must use her gift to prevent the Clans' newfound peace from descending into chaos"--Publisher's description.

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A spoonful of faith  by Jena Holliday

A spoonful of faith

Jena Holliday

Picture book

"Layla wakes up nervous to go to her new school, so she looks to Mama to help her feel better. The mother and daughter duo head to the kitchen and combine all the necessary ingredients -- kindness, hope, warm hugs, and prayers -- to create a new tradition of...

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A baker's guide to robber pie  by Caitlin Sangster

A baker's guide to robber pie

Caitlin Sangster

Book

"Evie Baker, storyteller, yearns for adventure, so she ventures into the Old Forest hoping to catch a Fel and compel it to use its magic to grant her wish; instead she stumbles into a nest of robbers and has to be rescued by the Queen's Guard--but maybe it is...

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Franklin and the tooth fairy  by Paulette Bourgeois

Franklin and the tooth fairy

Paulette Bourgeois

Book

"Franklin learns what makes him different also makes him special"--Publisher's description.

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Franklin's class trip  by Paulette Bourgeois

Franklin's class trip

Paulette Bourgeois

Picture book

"Franklin had an adventure trip to museum"--Publisher's description.

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