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All kids new titles

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How was that built?  by Roma Agrawal

How was that built?

Roma Agrawal

Book

"Join Roma Agrawal, the award-winning structural engineer who worked on The Shard, for an exciting behind-the-scenes look at some of the world's most amazing landmarks. Meet the extraordinary people who challenged our beliefs about what's possible, p...

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The secret explorers and the plant poachers  by SJ King

The secret explorers and the plant poachers

SJ King

Book

"Meet the Secret Explorers - a band of brainiac kids from all around the world. Everyone in this diverse group of young experts has a speciality, from outer space to dinosaurs, and each story follows a character who gets chosen for a "secret exploration"....

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Dragon skin  by Karen Foxlee

Dragon skin

Karen Foxlee

Book

"How to save a dragon: 1)Assemble equipment. Water, Weet-Bix, sugar, syringe, sticky tape, scissors. 2)Believe in everything. Pip never wants to go home. She likes to sit at the waterhole at dusk and remember Mika, her best friend. At home her mother's...

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Yoko Ono  by Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Vegara

Yoko Ono

Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Ve...

Book

"Little Yoko had everything she could dream of - except time with her busy parents. After years of struggle and hunger during the war, Yoko made her way to New York to meet other free spirits and study art. One day, John Lennon came to see her work a...

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Charles Dickens  by Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Vegara

Charles Dickens

Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Ve...

Book

"As a little boy, Charles was fascinated by everyday people and loved to make up stories about them. But when his father was sent to prison, Charles had to leave school to start work in a factory before he was even a teenager. He soon began writing, ...

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Dinosaur ultimate handbook  by Andrea Mills

Dinosaur ultimate handbook

Andrea Mills

Book

"Find out everything you need to know about dinosaurs, of every shape and size, in this essential handbook. Walk with prehistoric giants and learn everything about our reptilian predecessors in this complete guide to dinosaur life. Welcome to the world...

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Follow that food!  by Christy Webster

Follow that food!

Christy Webster

Picture book

"Join Waffles and Mochi ... as they go on fearless food journeys"--Publisher's description.

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Do not open this book or else  by Andy Lee

Do not open this book or else

Andy Lee

Picture book

"Wizz is back again and what disaster is he trying to avoid this time? He's as cheeky as ever, and he'll do whatever he can to stop you reading this book! Another hilarious story that will entertain children and adults alike. Ignore Wizz and keep reading...

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Money doesn't grow on trees  by Heath McKenzie

Money doesn't grow on trees

Heath McKenzie

Picture book

"It's hard when there are soooo many great things to buy! You want a toy, some ice-cream, a donut but you can't have it all. Money doesn't grow on trees, you know! With hilarious illustrations by Heath McKenzie, this book teaches the valuable lesson ...

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Horrible Harriet and the terrible tantrum  by Leigh Hobbs

Horrible Harriet and the terrible tantrum

Leigh Hobbs

Picture book

"What's green, has three eyes, and lives in a cage by Horrible Harriet's bed? And what happens when it goes missing...? Another extraordinary adventure for Horrible Harriet and you, the lucky reader! From the creator of Mr Chicken and Old Tom"--Publi...

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Aster and the mixed up magic by Thom Pico

Aster and the mixed up magic

Thom Pico

Book

"Aster continues her adventures in the mountains, including facing a horde of sheep armed to the teeth who are trying to take control of the valley, the village, and perhaps the world."--Provided by publisher.

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Kirby manga mania. Volume 1 by Hirokazu Hikawa

Kirby manga mania. Volume 1

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! Jump into Dream Land with Kirby and gobble up some fun! Everyone's favorite pink puff teams...

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Find my favourite things  by Isobel Lundie

Find my favourite things

Isobel Lundie

Graphic novel

"Let your child's imagination run wild in this wonderfully busy, search-and-find board book - follow fun characters, spot and count things, and have an entertaining, I-spy adventure! From an exciting town to a sunny beach, a beautiful park to a colou...

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Dance class 3 in 1. 1 by author Béka

Dance class 3 in 1. 1

author Béka

Graphic novel

"Meet Julie, Lucie, and Alia in three complete adventures! Whether it's ballet, modern dance, or hip-hop, these three are committed to getting better, and maybe one day making it to the Nationals! In the meantime, they still have school, family, crushes,...

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What Zola did on Sunday  by Melina Marchetta

What Zola did on Sunday

Melina Marchetta

Book

"Zola loves living on Boomerang Street with her mum and her nonna. Every day of the week is an adventure. But Zola has a problem. No matter how much she tries, she can't keep out of trouble. Like on Sunday, when it's St Odo's fete and Zola and the gang...

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Vampenguin  by Lucy Ruth Cummins

Vampenguin

Lucy Ruth Cummins

Picture book

"A mischievous young vampire and penguin trade places for a day at the zoo"--Publisher's description.

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The great Australian Wiggly road trip!

The great Australian Wiggly road trip!

Picture book

"Join The Wiggles as they visit each state and territory and tour the amazing sights, animals and natural beauty that Australia has to offer!"--Publisher's description.

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Striking out  by Ian Wright

Striking out

Ian Wright

Book

"Thirteen-year-old Jerome Jackson dreams of becoming a world-class footballer. But with a difficult home life, Jerome can't see how he'll ever make this dream come true ... until he meets a mentor figure who can hopefully put him on the right...

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Dino love at Christmas  by Michelle Worthington

Dino love at Christmas

Michelle Worthington

Picture book

"Treat yourself to this colourful Christmas story, as the adorable dinosaurs come together to celebrate. With festive fun and kindness, Christmas love is all around"--Publisher's description.

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Peacemaker  by Joseph Bruchac

Peacemaker

Joseph Bruchac

Book

"A twelve-year-old Iroquois boy rethinks his calling after witnessing the arrival of a mystical figure with a message of peace in this historical novel based on the creation of the Iroquois Confederacy"--Publisher's description.

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Egg marks the spot  by Amy Timberlake

Egg marks the spot

Amy Timberlake

Book

"Buried in the heart of every animal is a secret treasure. Badger's is the Spider Eye Agate, stolen years ago by his crafty and treasure-trade-dealing cousin, Fisher. Skunk's is Sundays with the New Yak Times Book Review. When Mr. G. Hedgehog threatens...

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Garbage dump disaster  by Geronimo Stilton

Garbage dump disaster

Geronimo Stilton

Book

"With a garbage thief on the loose in New Mouse City who is stealing organic waste, Hercule and Geronimo enlist the head of the Recycling Center to help, then discover that the thief has good intentions"--Publisher's description.

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Thea Stilton and the Roman holiday  by Thea Stilton

Thea Stilton and the Roman holiday

Thea Stilton

Book

"Join Thea Stilton and the Thea Sisters on an adventure packed with mystery and friendship! The Thea Sisters spend the holidays in Rome!"--Publisher's description.

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Mucky truck  by Ammi-Joan Paquette

Mucky truck

Ammi-Joan Paquette

Picture book

"When a little truck gets stuck in the mud, his other truck friends come to his aid. At the end of the day, it's fire engine to the rescue! And the five friends celebrate by playing together in the slippy, sloshy, oh-so-mucky mud. With bouncy verse and...

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Dessert island  by Ben Zhu

Dessert island

Ben Zhu

Picture book

"Monkey is stuck on an island made of desserts, and Fox on one made of dirt and rocks, but as time passes, fortunes change and they learn about sharing and caring"--Publisher's description.

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A tree for Mr. Fish  by Peter (Peter Lawrence) Stein

A tree for Mr. Fish

Peter (Peter Lawrence) Stein

Picture book

"Bird and Cat meet in a tree. But someone already lives in this tree--Mr. Fish. And he does not want to share!"--Publisher's description.

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Little Lunch Truck  by Charles Beyl

Little Lunch Truck

Charles Beyl

Picture book

"Little Lunch Truck loves to bring Chef Nina's food around town, but he's nervous to meet the other trucks, diggers, and cranes and worries they won't like him"--Publisher's description.

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Cranky right now  by Julie Berry

Cranky right now

Julie Berry

Picture book

"A hilarious ride through the ups and downs of being grumpy, helping kids deal with cranky feelings, frustrating relationships, and things that just make them mad"--Publisher's description.

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Princesses can fix it!  by Tracy Marchini

Princesses can fix it!

Tracy Marchini

Picture book

"The castle is crawling with wayward alligators, and the clueless king doesn't know how to fix it. Lila, Margaret, and Harriet have lots of ideas, but their father won't listen! According to him, the Princesses should be focusing on proper pursuits l...

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If animals tried to be kind  by Ann Whitford Paul

If animals tried to be kind

Ann Whitford Paul

Picture book

"Explores how different members of the animal kingdom might show kindness to one another"--Publisher's description.

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Dear librarian  by Lydia M. Sigwarth

Dear librarian

Lydia M. Sigwarth

Picture book

"When Lydia was five years old, she and her family had to leave their home. They hopped from Grandma's house to Aunt Linda's house to Cousin Alice's house, but no place was permanent. Then one day, everything changed. Lydia's mom took her to a new place...

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Duck Derby debacle  by Carolyn Keene

Duck Derby debacle

Carolyn Keene

Book

"River Heights is hosting a duck derby to raise funds to install new benches by the pond in the park. Nancy, Bess, and George want to help, so they ask Mayor Strong if they can number the rubber duckies that will be used in the race. It's a big respo...

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Return of ZomBert  by Kara LaReau

Return of ZomBert

Kara LaReau

Book

"A stray cat who escaped the YummCo Laboratories on the outskirts of Lambert, Bert has now been officially adopted by nine-year-old Mellie Gore. He spends his days dozing in Mellie's room and his nights hunting... and devouring fresh prey. Bert's health...

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Where are the constellations?  by Stephanie Sabol

Where are the constellations?

Stephanie Sabol

Book

"Ancient people from many different cultures all looked up and imagined pictures in the sky by "drawing" a line from one star to another, like a connect-the-dots puzzle. These star pictures--constellations--represented myths and legends from the vari...

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You be Daddy  by Karla Clark

You be Daddy

Karla Clark

Picture book

"A father tells his child that he's simply too tired to be Daddy tonight and asks his son to take over for him"--Publisher's description.

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The traitor's blade  by Kevin Sands

The traitor's blade

Kevin Sands

Book

"In 1666, after four months away, friends Christopher Rowe, Tom, and Sally return to London triumphantly but, guided by coded riddles, face a conspiracy that threatens Christopher, as well as the King himself"--Publisher's description.

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Old Pearl  by Wendy Wahman

Old Pearl

Wendy Wahman

Picture book

"After Theo rescues an old, injured bird he names Pearl, he persuades his grandmother they should take care of her, and their special bond grows until Pearl passes away"--Publisher's description.

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50 Spanish phrases  by Catherine Bruzzone

50 Spanish phrases

Catherine Bruzzone

Book

"Starting speaking Spanish with these 50 simple phrases. Essential Spanish phrases are numbered on each page and the activities and games include lots of extra words plus a pronunciation guide. It's easy to learn Spanish conversation skills and new v...

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50 French phrases  by Catherine Bruzzone

50 French phrases

Catherine Bruzzone

Book

"Starting speaking French with these 50 simple phrases. Essential French phrases are numbered on each page and the activities and games include lots of extra words plus a pronunciation guide. It's easy to learn French conversation skills and new vocabulary...

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Magical history tour. #4, "The Crusades and the Holy Wars" by Fabrice Erre

Magical history tour. #4, "The Crusades and the Holy Wars"

Fabrice Erre

Graphic novel

"Join modern-day kids Annie and Nico as they travel through time and witness the never-ending conflict between Christians and Muslims, each claiming the 'Holy Land' in a power struggle disguised as religious rights"--Provided by publisher.

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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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Zo zo zombie. Vol. 11 by Yasunari Nagatoshi

Zo zo zombie. Vol. 11

Yasunari Nagatoshi

Graphic novel

"Zombie Boy and Isamu have been through thick and thin together, but when Zombie Boy has to go to sleep for a hundred years, Isamu is faced with the possibility that he may never see his undead friend again! Will the two be reunited, or is this the end?...

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It's big brother time!  by Nandini Ahuja

It's big brother time!

Nandini Ahuja

Picture book

"A story told through the eyes of a big brother shares how they have an important role to play to introduce new babies to the world"--Publisher's description.

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Stay this way forever  by Linsey Davis

Stay this way forever

Linsey Davis

Picture book

"Celebrate the joy, wonder, and innocence of being a child with this love letter to the loved ones in your life that encourages them to celebrate their own special qualities now and into the future. Inspired by the endearing qualities she sees in her...

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Pokémon. 1 Sword & shield. by Hidenori Kusaka

Pokémon. 1 Sword & shield.

Hidenori Kusaka

Graphic novel

"Awesome adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon Sword & Shield video games set in the wild Galar region! Casey Shield, a hacker who invented the Dynamax Simulator, and Henry Sword, a boy who repairs gear for Pokémon, both dream of entering the...

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Peppa Pig and the vegetable garden

Peppa Pig and the vegetable garden

Picture book

"Peppa and George love helping Grandpa Pig in the garden. When it is time for lunch, Granny makes a salad. But George doesn't like salad. Will Grandpa Pig change his mind?"--Publisher's description.

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Peppa goes to Ireland  by Lauren Holowaty

Peppa goes to Ireland

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

"Peppa and George are going to Ireland for an Irish-dancing festival! But when the band forget their instruments, will Peppa and her family be able to save the day?"--Publisher's description.

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Pass the ball, Mo!  by David A. Adler

Pass the ball, Mo!

David A. Adler

Book

"With the big game coming up, Mo Jackson, the shortest member of the basketball team, is determined to learn how to pass the ball in time to help his team win"--Publisher's description.

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Kick it, Mo!  by David A. Adler

Kick it, Mo!

David A. Adler

Book

"When soccer season starts, Mo, who has been working hard to improve his kicking skills, wonders if he will ever get a chance to show his team what he can do"--Publisher's description.

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Jackie Robinson  by April Jones Prince

Jackie Robinson

April Jones Prince

Book

"Traces the life of the first black Major League baseball player of the modern era, detailing his childhood, his career as an MVP-award winning baseball player, and a hero of the civil rights movement"--Publisher's description.

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Fox on the job  by James Marshall

Fox on the job

James Marshall

Book

"Fox needs a new bike. He gets a few jobs to earn money. Each one is a disaster! Will Fox ever find a job that's right?"--Publisher's description.

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Jaz Santos vs. the world  by Priscilla Mante

Jaz Santos vs. the world

Priscilla Mante

Book

"Things begin to go wrong for Jaz when her mum moves out, leaving her family behind. Determined to fix everything, she creates her own girl's football team to be the star her mum always wanted. First, she recruits a brilliant new group of friends to join...

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Dream big, little Mole  by Tom Percival

Dream big, little Mole

Tom Percival

Picture book

"Join one little mole as she follows her dream of building the biggest hole ever, and learns along the way that everyone has something special to give the world - it just sometimes takes a little time (and a few mishaps!) to discover what that specia...

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This is Spider-Man  by Thomas Macri

This is Spider-Man

Thomas Macri

Book

"Introduces the superhero Spider-Man, explaining what makes him special"--Publisher's description.

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A pig, a fox, and stinky socks  by Jonathan Fenske

A pig, a fox, and stinky socks

Jonathan Fenske

Book

"Pig and Fox are back-- and so are their shenanigans! Told in a silly three-part story, A Pig, a Fox, and Stinky Socks begins with a prank, with Fox "gifting" Pig with a pair of stinky socks. But what happens when his plan goes awry and the shoe (or sock!)...

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A pig, a fox, and a box  by Jonathan Fenske

A pig, a fox, and a box

Jonathan Fenske

Book

"Jonathan Fenske tells three humorous stories of two friends, Pig and Fox, and their shenanigans with a cardboard box (all of which involved Pig accidentally crushing Fox in the box)"--Publisher's description.

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Pig and Pug  by Laura Marchesani

Pig and Pug

Laura Marchesani

Book

"Every animal on the farm has friend except Pig! Then Pug comes to the farm. can Pig and Pug be friends?"--Publisher's description.

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Otis's busy day  by Loren Long

Otis's busy day

Loren Long

Book

"Otis the tractor is happy to go home and rest after a very busy day of working on the farm and playing with friends"--Publisher's description.

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Corduroy writes a letter  by Alison Inches

Corduroy writes a letter

Alison Inches

Book

"Lisa notices that her favorite cookies have fewer sprinkles, so her mother suggests that Lisa write a letter to the bakery. Lisa is too afraid to write a letter, but Corduroy isn't. He writes the letter for her. But will the baker listen to advice from...

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Corduroy makes a cake  by Alison Inches

Corduroy makes a cake

Alison Inches

Book

"Corduroy sets out to make Lisa a special surprise for her birthday but it turns out to be much harder than it looks"--Publisher's description.

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Angelina Ballerina at ballet school  by Katharine Holabird

Angelina Ballerina at ballet school

Katharine Holabird

Picture book

"Angelina can't wait to go to Miss Lilly's Ballet School again after summer break. But then Angelina accidentally embarrasses herself in front of the whole class, and suddenly, she isn't so enthusiastic about returning to ballet school anymore. With ...

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Night of the zombie zookeeper  by Andres Miedoso

Night of the zombie zookeeper

Andres Miedoso

Book

"It's Desmond and Andres versus the Zombie Zookeeper in the fourth book of the Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol chapter book series! Welcome to Kersville, a town with a spooky history and a collection of ghosts and spirits who are major mischief-makers. Most...

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Who was Juliette Gordon Low?  by Dana Meachen Rau

Who was Juliette Gordon Low?

Dana Meachen Rau

Book

"Born in 1860 in Savannah, Georgia, Juliette Gordon Low grew up having the finest clothes and education. She was expected to be a prim and proper lady, but "Crazy Daisy"--as she was nicknamed by her friends and family--preferred to climb trees, ride ...

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Migration  by Gail Gibbons

Migration

Gail Gibbons

Book

"The award-winning creator of From Seed to Plant comprehensively explains why animals migrate, combining clear text, maps, infographics and the author's high-detail signature artwork to profile more than 30 species that participate in migratory...

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Yes & no  by Elisha Cooper

Yes & no

Elisha Cooper

Picture book

"Join a cat and puppy pair through their day the ups of being fed and romping through grass, and the downs of days that are too short and things that don't go as planned as they realize that sometimes the very best thing that can happen is just being...

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Triceratopposite  by Bridget Heos

Triceratopposite

Bridget Heos

Picture book

"Triceratopposites likes to do and say the opposite of what his parents ask him to do"--Publisher's description.

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If kids could drive  by Marisa Kollmeier

If kids could drive

Marisa Kollmeier

Picture book

"Imagines a world in which children would drive cars with marshmallow bumpers to roadside restaurants with only children's menus, and every trip would include a stop at an amusement park"--Publisher's description.

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The clone catastrophe  by David Lubar

The clone catastrophe

David Lubar

Book

"Seventh-grader Nicholas V. Landrew's life as emperor of the universe is off to a terrible start--he has been nefariously cloned, old enemies are after him, and his parents want him to take out the garbage, begging the question--will Nicholas even survive...

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The longer the wait, the bigger the hug  by Eoin McLaughlin

The longer the wait, the bigger the hug

Eoin McLaughlin

Picture book

"Hedgehog has waited FOREVER to see Tortoise. Life's not the same when they're apart. But some hugs are worth waiting for"--Publisher's description.

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Kamala is speaking  by Shasta Clinch

Kamala is speaking

Shasta Clinch

Book

"An illustrated biography of Vice President Kamala Harris"--Publisher's description.

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Peter Easter Frog  by Erin Dealey

Peter Easter Frog

Erin Dealey

Picture book

"A frog named Peter, who loves Easter, decides to deliver some eggs, with the help of his friends, but when The Bunny finds out, he is not pleased"--Publisher's description.

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1, 2, 3, do the shark  by Michelle (Michelle Jane) Robinson

1, 2, 3, do the shark

Michelle (Michelle Jane) Robinson

Picture book

"There's a storm brewing and Bessie's fish friends are scared. Luckily Bessie has the perfect solution - a fun-filled journey to the ocean depths. But deep down, there is something else lurking... It couldn't be... a REAL shark, could it?"--Publisher...

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101 life hacks

101 life hacks

Book

"Turn ordinary into awesome with this fun book, jam-packed with science-inspired ideas kids can use to simplify, prettify, and eco-fy their lives at home, school, and on the go. Upcycle, recycle, and/or repurpose your stuff and engineer your way out of...

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Violet Fairy gets her wings  by Elizabeth Dennis

Violet Fairy gets her wings

Elizabeth Dennis

Book

"When the roof of the fairy cottage starts to leak during a rainstorm, Violet Fairy uses her powers and her wax-covered petals to fix it"--Publisher's description.

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My friend Lucky  by David Milgrim

My friend Lucky

David Milgrim

Book

"There is nobody better than a best friend, especially if it is a dog named Lucky! Whether he is quiet (sometimes) or loud (usually), giving kisses or getting kissed, Lucky is always up (or down) to something"--Publisher's description.

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Peppa and her golden boots  by Rebecca Gerlings

Peppa and her golden boots

Rebecca Gerlings

Picture book

"It's the day of the big Puddle-Jumping competition, but when Peppa's real plastic golden boots are stolen, so is her chance of taking part. She needs her boots back - and quickly"--Publisher's description.

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Katy Duck meets the babysitter  by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Katy Duck meets the babysitter

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Book

""Katy Duck is unhappy about staying home when her parents go to a party, but her babysitter's bag full of scarves provides a lot of fun."--"--Publisher's description.

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Mr. Messy  by Roger Hargreaves

Mr. Messy

Roger Hargreaves

Picture book

"Mr. Messy gets a visit from Mr. Neat and Mr. Tidy, who set about cleaning up his house"--Publisher's description.

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Dinotopia  by James Gurney

Dinotopia

James Gurney

Book

"Four years after being shipwrecked on the lost island of Dinotopia, sixteen-year-old Will Denison, now a fully trained Skybax Corps pilot, explores the skies over the island while his scientist father leads an expedition into the forgotten caverns of...

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Veterinarians  by Mary Meinking

Veterinarians

Mary Meinking

Book

"Veterinarians care for all kinds of animals. Readers will find out the tools vets use, the different types of veterinarians, and how people get this caring and exciting job"--Publisher's description.

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Sadiq and the explorers  by Siman Nuurali

Sadiq and the explorers

Siman Nuurali

Book

"After a family hike in a nearby park, Sadiq forms the Explorers Club with his friends, who then help a neighbor create a nature-themed scavenger hunt for the Fourth of July celebration"--Publisher's description.

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Pie for breakfast  by Cynthia (Writer of children's books) Cliff

Pie for breakfast

Cynthia (Writer of children's books)...

Book

"When Hazel and her father bake together, her mother says they make the whole house smell like a fancy bakery. And when they bake in the morning, it's absolutely okay to sample the goods--even if it's for breakfast. One day Hazel decides to organize a...

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LEGO Technic non-electric models. Clever contraptions  by Yoshihito Isogawa

LEGO Technic non-electric models. Clever contraptions

Yoshihito Isogawa

Book

"The Technic models in Clever Contraptions require no electric elements or senors. Instead, you'll use cranks, winches, doors, and rotators to operate devices including wind turbines, spinning tops, grabbing tools, and a spirograph. The clever kinetic...

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Little kid, big city! New York  by Beth Beckman

Little kid, big city! New York

Beth Beckman

Book

"An illustrated, chooseable-path travel guide to New York City"--Publisher's description.

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The wild world handbook  by Andrea Debbink

The wild world handbook

Andrea Debbink

Book

"The wonder of the natural world surrounds us - from the Amazon rainforest to the snowy peaks of Mount Everest to the green spaces in big cities. And as the threat of climate change grows, it's more important than ever to show appreciation for our planet...

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The coolest stuff on Earth  by Brenda Scott Royce

The coolest stuff on Earth

Brenda Scott Royce

Book

"Did you know that dogs can shake off a pound of water in less than a second? That some sand dunes whistle and sing? That the U.S. dollar bill is full of hidden symbols related to the number 13? Our world is filled with strange, bizarre, and weird ha...

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Little kids first big book of reptiles and amphibians  by Catherine D. Hughes

Little kids first big book of reptiles and amphibians

Catherine D. Hughes

Book

"Get ready to meet a variety of awesome animals, from frilled lizards to giant tortoises to goliath frogs. This reference book for the younger set answers questions that range from "What is the biggest reptile in the world?" to "How can a boa constrictor...

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We got game!  by Aileen Weintraub

We got game!

Aileen Weintraub

Book

"Meet thirty-five female athletes who played hard, broke records, and inspired girls around the world. You'll read about the first woman horse jockey to compete in the Kentucky Derby, the number one tennis player in the world, a surfer who lost her arm...

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Body bloopers  by Clive Gifford

Body bloopers

Clive Gifford

Book

"Conspiracy theories, popular trivia, old wives' tales, common misconceptions, misinterpretations and other fallacies are explored to untruth exactly why they are wrong, and how and why they were adopted as fact in the first place"--Publisher's descr...

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Hair twins  by Raakhee Mirchandani

Hair twins

Raakhee Mirchandani

Picture book

"Every morning Papa combs through his daughter's waves like he does his own--parting it down the middle, using coconut oil to get all the tangles out. Some days he braids her hair in two twists down the side of her face. Other days he weaves it into one...

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Who's at the zoo?  by Julia Donaldson

Who's at the zoo?

Julia Donaldson

Picture book

"The elephant is fast asleep and the tiger is playing with her cubs, but where are those cunning thieves, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len? Based on Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks' bestselling picture book, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday, children will ...

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Wild vet adventures  by Gabby Wild

Wild vet adventures

Gabby Wild

Book

"Dr. Gabby travels the world to care for wild animals. As a wildlife veterinarian, she's called in to help when animals are injured, sick, or just in need of a wellness checkup. Join her in an around-the-world tour of amazing animals, places, and wild...

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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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The amazing catalog of weirdest reptiles  by Cristina Maria Banfi

The amazing catalog of weirdest reptiles

Cristina Maria Banfi

Book

"Big and small turtles, long cobras and tiny snakes, lazy iguanas and weird chameleons: this book has them all! Following the adventures of an intrepid explorer through his researches, children will be brought face to face with some of the most bizarre...

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The losers at the center of the galaxy  by Mary Winn Heider

The losers at the center of the galaxy

Mary Winn Heider

Book

"A tuba player without a tuba and his jellyfish-imitating sister cope with their father's disappearance in a middle-grade novel both hilarious and moving by Mary Winn Heider, the author of The Mortification of Fovea Munson. When Lenny Volpe, former q...

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This is your time  by Ruby Bridges

This is your time

Ruby Bridges

Book

"On November 14, 1960, at the age of six, Ruby Bridges became the first black child to integrate an all-white school in New Orleans. Escorted by federal marshals past angry segregationist protesters, young Ruby attended William Frantz Elementary and earned...

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Topsy and Tim meet the firefighters  by Jean Adamson

Topsy and Tim meet the firefighters

Jean Adamson

Picture book

"Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having first experiences of their own. In Topsy and Tim Meet the Firefighters , the twins have an exciting day out at the fire station! They...

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Topsy and Tim meet the police  by Jean Adamson

Topsy and Tim meet the police

Jean Adamson

Picture book

"Topsy and Tim learn about the different things police officers do"--Publisher's description.

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