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Maniac Magee  by Jerry. author. Spinelli

Maniac Magee

Jerry. author. Spinelli

Book

After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.

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Saving the stegosaurus  by Rex Stone

Saving the stegosaurus

Rex Stone

Book

"In this adventure, Jamie and Tess find themselves caught in a terrible storm. During the chaos, a stegosaurus egg is swept away downriver. It's up to Jamie and Tess to recover the egg and return it to its mother before it's too late!--"--Publisher's...

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A Triceratops charge  by Rex Stone

A Triceratops charge

Rex Stone

Book

"Jamie and Tess can't wait to return to their secret world of dinosaurs for a new adventure. But they'll have to be careful. The last thing they want is to get in the way of a herd of stampeding Triceratops!"--Publisher's description.

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The T. rex attack  by Rex Stone

The T. rex attack

Rex Stone

Book

"When Jamie and Tess discover a secret cave that lets them travel back to the time of the dinosaurs,a whole world of adventure awaits them. It's amazing, but dangerous, too! They'll definitely need help from their friends in the Dinosaur Club"--Publi...

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Tracking the diplodocus  by Rex Stone

Tracking the diplodocus

Rex Stone

Book

"Travel through time to the world of the dinosaurs in this exciting prehistoric fiction series for children. Jamie has just moved to Ammonite Bay, a stretch of coastline famed for its fossils. He's a member of the Dinosaur Club--a network of kids around...

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I want a hippopotamus for Christmas  by John Rox

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

John Rox

Picture book

"An illustrated version of the song about a child who wants a hippopotamus for Christmas"--Publisher's description.

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Capybara is friends with everyone  by Maddie Frost

Capybara is friends with everyone

Maddie Frost

Picture book

"Capybara will do anything for his friends. But it's exhausting--and when Capybara meets a potential new friend who doesn't seem to be responding to his advances, Capybara learns a valuable lesson. His friends like him just for who he is"--Publisher'...

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Another squiggly story  by Andrew Larsen

Another squiggly story

Andrew Larsen

Picture book

"'You can write about anything, as long as you write about you.' A young boy listens as Mr. Lopez explains the class's assignment: write about yourself. Marcus is going to write about his hat collection. Alia is going to write about the vampires she ...

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Twelfth  by Janet Key

Twelfth

Janet Key

Book

"Theater camp is for loud, confident, artsy people: like her older sister, Hadley or her cinema-obsessed, nonbinary bunkmate, Theo. Then a prank goes wrong, and Maren gets drawn into the hunt for a diamond ring that, legend has it, is linked to the c...

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House-sitting at Tony's  by Steve Behling

House-sitting at Tony's

Steve Behling

Book

"Spidey, Ghost-Spider, and Miles pay a friendly visit to Tony Stark's home. But when Electro decides to steal some valuable Stark tech, Team Spidey leaps into action. Can they short-circuit Electro's plans?"--Publisher's description.

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Angelina Ballerina by the sea  by Katharine Holabird

Angelina Ballerina by the sea

Katharine Holabird

Picture book

"Angelina and Alice are so excited to spend time together at the beach! They build sandcastles, play in the waves, and saerch for seashells. But then Angelina accidentally upsets Alice. Can Angelina apologize and mend their friendship?"--Publisher's....

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Pipi and Pou and the river monster  by Tim Tipene

Pipi and Pou and the river monster

Tim Tipene

Book

Pipi and Pou want to spend the day reading but Nana says they have to go up north - someone needs their help. Yet when they get there, instead of being greeted as heroes something attacks them! With danger coming from every direction, how can they wo...

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Pipi and Pou and the raging mountain  by Tim Tipene

Pipi and Pou and the raging mountain

Tim Tipene

Book

Pipi and Pou are looking forward to a weekend of screen time but Nana has other ideas. The earth is shaking down south and Nana wants to find out why. Can Pipi and Pou stop the raging mountain carving a destructive path through the forest? And what if...

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Belle's playful puppy  by Amy Sky Koster

Belle's playful puppy

Amy Sky Koster

Book

"Welcome to the magical world of Palace Pets, where each Disney Princess has a furry pet to love and care for! For Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast it's Teacup. Join her on the day when she first meets--and falls in love--with the adorable pe...

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When you reach me  by Rebecca. author. Stead

When you reach me

Rebecca. author. Stead

Book

"As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws...

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Ira sleeps over  by Bernard Waber

Ira sleeps over

Bernard Waber

Book

"A little boy is excited at the prospect of spending the night at his friend's house but worries how he'll get along without his teddy bear"--Publisher's description.

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King of the cloud forests  by Michael Morpurgo

King of the cloud forests

Michael Morpurgo

Book

"When Japan invades China, Ashley and Uncle Sung are forced to flee. It is a perilous journey across the Himalayas, and they struggle to survive. Then Ashley is captured. Who are these strange creatures that revere him as their king?"--Page 4 of cove...

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Peppa loves to bake  by Lauren Holowaty

Peppa loves to bake

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

"Peppa and George are making a yummy cake for Miss Rabbit's baking competition. It looks tasty--but will they win?"--Publisher's description.

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Ghostie  by Stephanie Owen Reeder

Ghostie

Stephanie Owen Reeder

Picture book

"When Mum and Dad are busy working, Ava gets bored. Luckily for her, Ghostie comes to the rescue. There's mischief and mayhem galore as together they explore his ghostly powers and celebrate family, friendship and imaginative play"--Publisher's descr...

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Girl dad  by Sean (CEO) Williams

Girl dad

Sean (CEO) Williams

Picture book

"A fun read-aloud written in upbeat rhyming verse, Girl Dad is a picture book that honors the strong men who raise, love, and uplift strong girls"--Publisher's description.

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The big slide  by Daniel Kirk

The big slide

Daniel Kirk

Picture book

"Can Little Pup find the courage to go down the big playground slide?"--Publisher's description.

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Peppa Pig and the Christmas surprise.

Peppa Pig and the Christmas surprise.

Picture book

"It's Christmas morning, and Santa has left presents under the tree for everyone. But no one is more delighted than Grandpa Pig, whose gift is something he's always wanted : a drone! Everyone rushes outside to try it out, and Peppa and George love wa...

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Freestyle  by David Riley

Freestyle

David Riley

Book

"Freestyle: The Israel Adesanya Story tells the story of UFC champion Israel Adesanya. It details his family's move from Nigeria to New Zealand for a better future and how Israel fulfilled his parents' dreams in the most unexpected way! The book is I...

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Please handle with care  by Coral Vass

Please handle with care

Coral Vass

Picture book

"Bear is having a bad day. Nothing is going right, and he wishes he was somewhere else ... a long way from home. What will it take for Bear to feel better? An uplifting tale about a bear discovering what truly matters at the end of the day"--Publishe...

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The pumpkin who was afraid of the dark  by Michelle (Michelle Jane) Robinson

The pumpkin who was afraid of the dark

Michelle (Michelle Jane) Robinson

Picture book

"A sweetly spooky Halloween picture book about a little pumpkin with big fears! Growing up in the pumpkin patch, Little Pumpkin has always been afraid of the dark. And when her friends tell her all about Halloween, Little Pumpkin starts to feel very,...

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The very merry poop Christmas  by Samantha Berger

The very merry poop Christmas

Samantha Berger

Picture book

"It's December, and you know what that means: Christmas is coming! But this year, the North Pole is in for a surprise. Never in the history of this most joyous of holidays has poop been so popular . . . and children from all over have poop-ified their...

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Sylvia and the birds  by Jo (Johanna) Emeney

Sylvia and the birds

Jo (Johanna) Emeney

Book

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A spellbinding guide to Hogwarts houses  by Julia March

A spellbinding guide to Hogwarts houses

Julia March

Book

"Delve into the world of the four Hogwarts school houses – Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw – in this enchanting guide featuring recent LEGO® Harry Potter™ sets and minifigures. Learn all about the Sorting Ceremony, when each young witch...

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A gift for Nana  by Lane Smith

A gift for Nana

Lane Smith

Picture book

"A thoughtful little Rabbit sets out to find the perfect gift for his Nana. He knows she will love anything he brings her but Rabbit wants this gift to be extra special. As he travels on his quest, Rabbit encounters an assortment of creatures-a crow,...

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I love my teacher!  by Frances Gilbert

I love my teacher!

Frances Gilbert

Book

"A girl loves her teacher and loves going to school so much that at home she plays teacher to her pets"--Publisher's description.

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Pigs might fly  by Emily. author. Rodda

Pigs might fly

Emily. author. Rodda

Book

"I wish something would happen!' said Rachel. 'Something interesting!' Afterwards, she would remember what she'd said and how she'd felt, that rainy Saturday morning, and she would think, 'That was really the beginning, ' and her stomach would give a...

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Best nerds forever  by James Patterson

Best nerds forever

James Patterson

Book

"Finn McAllister is a completely normal middle schooler: he hangs out with his friends, he plays video games, he rides his bike... And then he dies. Now Finn is a ghost, with all the perks that come along with being able to walk through walls - and people!...

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The missing piece  by Jordan Stephens

The missing piece

Jordan Stephens

Picture book

"Sunny loves jigsaw puzzles - the bigger the better. When she completes one, she gets a warm, happy honeybee buzz. One day, her Gran gives her a ONE-THOUSAND-PIECE puzzle. Piece after piece, all by herself, she puts together the picture, until, DISASTER!...

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I'm the bin lorry driver  by Katie Woolley

I'm the bin lorry driver

Katie Woolley

Picture book

"Today you're the bin lorry driver! Your job is to collect the recycling from the town's busy streets. Let's go! Enter a world of imaginative play with this fun and immersive insight into the role of a bin lorry driver. Children will love using their...

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The Marvellous Doctors For Magical Creatures  by Jodie Lancet-Grant

The Marvellous Doctors For Magical Creatures

Jodie Lancet-Grant

Picture book

"No magical creature has a problem too big for Ava and her Dads to solve! Unicorns with tummy trouble. Dragons with broken wings. Sneezy centaurs and mermaids with measles. Everyone in town knows just who to see when they are feeling poorly: Ava and her...

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The sublime Ms. Stacks  by Robb Pearlman

The sublime Ms. Stacks

Robb Pearlman

Picture book

"Mr. Stephen is a great librarian, but when it comes to crafts and story time no one does it better than substitute librarian Ms. Stacks"--Publisher's description.

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The lemonade stand  by C. L. Reid

The lemonade stand

C. L. Reid

Book

"Best friends Izzie and Emma, who is deaf, open a lemonade stand and learn how to run a business. Includes words in sign language, a glossary, content-related questions, and writing prompts"--Publisher's description.

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Pedro and the dragon  by Fran Manushkin

Pedro and the dragon

Fran Manushkin

Book

"Pedro attends a colourful parade with his friend Katie Woo and her family to celebrate Chinese New Year, but when Katie goes missing Pedro is ready to come to the rescue"--Publisher's description.

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Bodies, brains & bogies  by Paul Ian Cross

Bodies, brains & bogies

Paul Ian Cross

Book

"This fantastic title from Paul Ian Cross, the writer of How to Vanquish a Virus, takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of everything that's disgusting, unusual and amazing about the human body. Find out everything about poo, pus and bogies, while learning...

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The island of dinosaur poo  by Steve Smallman

The island of dinosaur poo

Steve Smallman

Picture book

"Hector Gloop wants one more poop for his collection but this one is harder to get hold of than usual! Can Zookeeper Bob and his crew from the zoo help Hector in his quest to find the elusive dinosaur poo? When they wash up on a mysterious island they...

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Utterly Dark and the heart of the wild  by Philip Reeve

Utterly Dark and the heart of the wild

Philip Reeve

Book

"Utterly Dark has a special connection to the sea. But it is tested more than ever before, this autumn on the island of Summertide. Accompanying her uncle as he explores mysterious Summertide, Utterly is witness to strange happenings in the woods. Deep,...

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Superpowers of nature

Superpowers of nature

Book

"Superpowers of Nature is a fascinating, quirky photographic book featuring the amazing superpowers in the animal kingdom. With incredible photos and fascinating text, this book is a celebration of biodiversity and nature. From the platypus to the pe...

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Aziza's secret fairy door and the birthday present disaster  by Lola Morayo

Aziza's secret fairy door and the birthday present disaster

Lola Morayo

Book

"Aziza notices that the Secret Fairy Door in her bedroom is covered in a cute ribbon tied in a very messy bow. It's a sure sign that she's about to go on a new adventure. Aziza opens the door and finds herself in the Palace just in time for Princess ...

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The secret of Mirror Bay  by Carolyn Keene

The secret of Mirror Bay

Carolyn Keene

Book

"When Nancy Drew and her friends go to a lake in New York to investigate reports of a woman gliding over water, they discover a treasure underwater"--Publisher's description.

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Punky Aloha  by Shar Tuiasoa

Punky Aloha

Shar Tuiasoa

Picture book

"Punky loves to do a lot of things--except meeting new friends. She doesn't feel brave enough. So when her grandmother asks her to go out and grab butter for her famous banana bread, Punky hesitates. But with the help of her grandmother's magical sun...

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Mata Lulu  by Lani Wendt Young

Mata Lulu

Lani Wendt Young

Book

"A collection of 10 fiction stories from Samoa for children. Ranging from fantasy, adventure, 'spooky', historical, sci fi, family slice of life, and humorous. Written in English but with some basic Samoan words and commonly used phrases throughout, ...

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Mrs. Lizzy is dizzy!  by Dan Gutman

Mrs. Lizzy is dizzy!

Dan Gutman

Book

"Ella Mentry School's newest teacher, Mrs. Lizzy, has some very strange ideas about learning during recess"--Publisher's description.

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Tales of East Africa  by Jamilla Okubo

Tales of East Africa

Jamilla Okubo

Book

"A collection of folktales from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania"--Publisher's description.

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Tales of Japan  by Kotaro Chiba

Tales of Japan

Kotaro Chiba

Book

"By turns terrifying, exhilarating, and poetic, this collection of traditional Japanese folktales conjures monsters, ghosts, samurai, and princesses. Fifteen stories transport readers back to a time of adventure and enchantment, and each one is paired...

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The mystery of the cursed ruby  by Helen Moss

The mystery of the cursed ruby

Helen Moss

Book

"Roll up! Roll up! The circus is in town, full of magic, razzle dazzle and daredevil acrobatics! But not all is as it seems... When a trapeze artist is injured in a fall, Scott, Jack and Emily find themselves drawn to a maze of secrets and lies. Why are...

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Doctor Dolittle, the complete collection. Vol. 4  by Hugh Lofting

Doctor Dolittle, the complete collection. Vol. 4

Hugh Lofting

Book

"This concluding volume delves into prehistorical puzzles that begin with the Doctor's arrival on the lunar surface in Doctor Dolittle in the Moon. There he not only meets the Moon Man and intelligent plants, but learns how the moon came to be in the...

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Warlock Watson  by Dick King-Smith

Warlock Watson

Dick King-Smith

Book

"How would you like to be a witch or a warlock? Sam Watson would love it! In fact, he's pretty sure he already is one. All it takes is a magic rhyme and hey presto! A new washing machine for Mum, time off for Dad and the winning goal for a friend. Or...

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Her body can  by Katie Crenshaw

Her body can

Katie Crenshaw

Picture book

"Her body is beautiful--strong, kind and wise. All bodies are lovely no matter their size. A book of poetic declarations of body positivity and self-love for all young girls"--Publisher's description.

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Bright new world  by Cindy Forde

Bright new world

Cindy Forde

Book

"A new take on environmental and social awareness that focuses on the amazing possible future rather than just the negatives, in order to inspire children to take action against climate change, poverty, inequality and pollution. Bright New World is a...

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Tumble  by Celia C. Pérez

Tumble

Celia C. Pérez

Book

"Before she decides whether to accept her stepfather's proposal of adoption, twelve-year-old Adela Ramírez reaches out to her estranged biological father--who is in the midst of a career comeback as a luchador--and the eccentric extended family of wr...

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Move over, Rover!  by Karen Beaumont

Move over, Rover!

Karen Beaumont

Picture book

"In this cumulative story, a fluffy, friendly dog named Rover makes room in his doghouse for a succession of animals seeking shelter from a thunderstorm"--Publisher's description.

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Mr Big  by Ed Vere

Mr Big

Ed Vere

Picture book

"Mr Big is strong, Mr Big is tough, Mr Big is ...well ...big! He has just one small problem - because of the way he looks he just can't get people to stick around. How can he show them that although he may look a little scary, he is just a great big ...

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The muffin man  by Constanza Basaluzzo

The muffin man

Constanza Basaluzzo

Picture book

"An illustrated version of the English folk song and nursery rhyme about the popular deliverer of baked goods"--Publisher's description.

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The ABC's  by Constanza Basaluzzo

The ABC's

Constanza Basaluzzo

Picture book

"Sing along to the ABCs! Children will delight in this die-cut board book that pairs charming artwork with the traditional alphabet song"--Publisher's description.

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The hiking Viking  by Laura Gehl

The hiking Viking

Laura Gehl

Picture book

"While the other members of his clan enjoy wrestling, throwing spears, and fighting, Leif prefers to hike up the mountain and enjoy the peace of his beautiful fjord; but when clan loyalty demands that he participate in the Viking Games--he does the best...

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Baby touch

Baby touch

Picture book

"With simple text, bright illustrations and an exciting touch-and-feel on every spread, this gorgeous board book helps to engage your baby's senses while introducing them to Halloween"--Publisher's description.

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My very important Earth encyclopedia  by Andrea Mills

My very important Earth encyclopedia

Andrea Mills

Book

"This exciting introduction to Earth is brimming with explosive volcanoes, incredible habitats, and world-saving ideas. From Earth's inner core to the thinnest air at the edge of the atmosphere, get ready for a round-the-world adventure... Dig down and...

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An anthology of aquatic life  by Sam Hume

An anthology of aquatic life

Sam Hume

Book

"Dive into the wondrous world of water and discover the stories of more than 100 incredible aquatic lifeforms. From the deepest, widest ocean to the tiniest puddle, this beautiful compendium takes young readers on an enthralling journey through the a...

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Our world in pictures  by Kim Bryan

Our world in pictures

Kim Bryan

Book

"This comprehensive children's encyclopedia is a treasure trove of facts, showing you the world one object at a time. From animals to the internet, and from pandemics to global warming, this children's encyclopedia is packed with everything you need to...

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Human kindness  by John Francis

Human kindness

John Francis

Book

"Around the globe and since the first humans walked the Earth, kindness has been an important part of how people live. We care for the sick, feed the hungry, save others in danger, speak up when we see someone treated unfairly, and listen with compassion...

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Spot goes to the park  by Eric Hill

Spot goes to the park

Eric Hill

Picture book

"Join Spot and his friends for a day of lift-the-flap fun at the park. When Spot throws the ball too far, can a new friend help get it back?"--Publisher's description.

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A trip to the moon.

A trip to the moon.

Picture book

"Blast off to the moon with Peppa and her friends! Prepare for take-off! George and his friend Edmond love pretending to be astronauts. But what will happen when they go on a trip to the moon?"--Publisher's description.

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Annual. 3

Annual. 3

Book

A unique, entertaining miscellany of all-new material for 9-13 year olds in one beautifully presented package. Alongside familiar names (Paul Beavis, Giselle Clarkson, Ant Sang, Gavin Bishop, Kimberly Andrews, Tim Denee, Johanna Knox, Dylan Horrocks,...

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Uni's wish for wings  by Candice F. Ransom

Uni's wish for wings

Candice F. Ransom

Book

"Watching birds soar through the sky makes Uni want to fly! When Uni befriends a winged horse named Pegasus, it seems like flying might be possible. Uni's magic unicorn horn is good for helping others but it cannot make wings. Peg coaches Uni's creat...

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Let's go, bike!  by Kristen Bell

Let's go, bike!

Kristen Bell

Book

"Penny loves her purple bike. And she really loves riding it to visit friends! Penny's neighborhood is filled with friends young and old. They love to garden, play music, and spend time together as a community. Come along for a ride, and practice the...

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Hello head to toe  by John Townsend

Hello head to toe

John Townsend

Picture book

"Can you touch your nose like this? Yes, I can - sometimes I miss! Can you wave your hands like this? Yes, I can - and blow a kiss!' This beautifully designed baby book features simple 'Simon Says'-style instructions that adults can use with babies to...

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Hello happy faces  by John Townsend

Hello happy faces

John Townsend

Picture book

"Look at these enormous eyes! Someone's had a big surprise! What a cheeky face is here This one smiles from ear to ear.' Say 'hello' to the funny faces in this beautifully-designed baby book. The high-contrast images are designed for babies' eyesight....

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Spy school Project X  by Stuart Gibbs

Spy school Project X

Stuart Gibbs

Book

"Ben Ripley's longtime nemesis, Murray Hill, has put a price on Ben's head and accused him of being at the center of a conspiracy on the internet. Now Ben finds himself in his greatest danger yet, on the run from both assassins and conspiracy theorists....

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The ultimate quest  by James Patterson

The ultimate quest

James Patterson

Book

"The Kidd family is on an exciting new mission: using the augmented reality gear their parents created to uncover long-lost treasure. But then their ship, The Lost, explodes in a ball of fire! Now Bick, Beck, Tommy and Storm are stranded on a raft in...

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