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All kids new titles

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Stephen Biesty's incredible cross-sections of everything  by Stephen Biesty

Stephen Biesty's incredible cross-sections of everything

Stephen Biesty

Book

Step inside the extraordinary world of Stephen Biesty and find out how a wide variety of curious things are made, from tower blocks and underground tunnels to the milk, chocolate, and doughnuts on your table, via matches, diamond rings, and sports shoes...

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The secret life of spies  by Michael Noble

The secret life of spies

Michael Noble

Book

Meet double agent Nathalie Sergueiew, who helped collect information for the Allies during World War II; high-altitude pilot Gary Powers, who flew to great heights to take photographs of Soviet military installations; and mathematical genius Alan Turing,...

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How ships work  by Clive Gifford

How ships work

Clive Gifford

Book

Coming about! From dinghies to freight liners, pirate ships to submarines, across oceans and up rivers, set sail on a fascinating journey through the world of ships in this new book from illustrator James Gulliver Hancock. In this companion to How Ai...

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Animal Olympics  by Carron Brown

Animal Olympics

Carron Brown

Book

Roll up, roll up! It's time to take a front row seat at the Animal Olympics. See creatures from across the world compete to win a gold medal in some of the most amazing contests ever. Discover the highest jumpers, fastest swimmers and the highest flyers...

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Lotte's magical paper puppets  by Brooke Hartman

Lotte's magical paper puppets

Brooke Hartman

Graphic novel

"Lotte thinks the cinema is magic. But Lotte doesn't just want to watch the magic: she wants to make it. Before Walt Disney made history with Snow White, Lotte Reiniger created what is considered one of the first feature-length animated films: The A...

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Paddington and the pigeon  by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Paddington and the pigeon

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Book

When a pigeon falls down the chimney into the Browns' living room, Paddington makes a new friend.

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Shark surf surprise  by Steve Foxe

Shark surf surprise

Steve Foxe

Book

Jett delivers a surfboard to a girl named Clara who lives on the Gold Coast, Australia. Mira's Wild Team is called in to teach Clara to surf, but everyone winds up getting more than they bargained for when they also wind up helping to rescue a shark!

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The Tea Dragon tapestry by Katie (Cartoonist) O'Neill

The Tea Dragon tapestry

Katie (Cartoonist) O'Neill

Graphic novel

"Over a year since being entrusted with Ginseng's care, Greta still can't chase away the cloud of mourning that hangs over the timid Tea Dragon. As she struggles to create something spectacular enough to impress a master blacksmith in search of an ap...

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History of rock  by Rita Nabais

History of rock

Rita Nabais

Book

The History of Rock: For Big Fans and Little Punks is a magical mystery tour through popular music history, featuring trailblazing acts from the 1950s to the present. Colorful, stylish illustrations bring to life artists like Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie,...

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The wizard in my shed  by Simon Farnaby

The wizard in my shed

Simon Farnaby

Book

Merdyn the Wild is from the Dark Ages. He's the world's greatest Warlock (don't call him a wizard), banished to the 21st century for bad behaviour, and he's about to create a whole load of trouble for Rose, aged 12. Rose is a totally ordinary girl, on...

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10-minute art projects  by Sarah L. Schuette

10-minute art projects

Sarah L. Schuette

Book

Looking for quick, engaging art projects for your makerspace? You've come to the right place! From kindness rocks and unicorn dust to foil and cube art, these amazing 10-minute art projects will have kids making in no time!

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10-minute duct tape projects  by Sarah L. Schuette

10-minute duct tape projects

Sarah L. Schuette

Book

Need some fast and easy duct tape projects for your makerspace? You're in luck! From spinners and beads to wallets and bookmarks, these engaging 10-minute projects will have kids making in no time!

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I'm a hero too  by Jamila Rizvi

I'm a hero too

Jamila Rizvi

Picture book

The perfect picture book for families with young children to share and make sense of the changes in their lives brought about by Covid 19 and to bring reassurance. An insightful, topical and practical picture book story about a family coping with the...

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Rocks and minerals  by Andy Hirsch

Rocks and minerals

Andy Hirsch

Graphic novel

"In this volume, join a crystal-crazy fanboy and a famous rock hunter on a geological journey that will take them to the summit of a volcano, deep within the earth, and even into outer space! They'll learn about the unstoppable forces that shape our planet...

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Little Fish and friends  by Lucy Cousins

Little Fish and friends

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

I am Little Fish, swimming in the sea. I love playing with all my friends, come along with me.

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Spy Games  by Jacqueline Harvey

Spy Games

Jacqueline Harvey

Book

The annual Pharos Trainee Spy Games competition is being held at Alexandria and Kensy and Max can't wait to participate and win! The challenges include an obstacle course, driving races, extreme parkour, coding and the big one, a treasure hunt, full of...

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Tashi and the stolen forest  by Anna Fienberg

Tashi and the stolen forest

Anna Fienberg

Book

Jack loved it when Tashi told his stories. Today Tashi was telling about the time the old forest disappeared, and Much-to-Learn was in danger of disappearing with it! And now the whole village was threatened. Could magic sand and a certain spell help...

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It's showtime!  by Catherine Lazar Odell

It's showtime!

Catherine Lazar Odell

Picture book

Frannie loves to have an audience. Pepper prefers to perform when no one is around. Pepper and Frannie are best friends, and they both love a good show. When they decide to stage a performance themselves, Pepper is content to work behind the scenes as...

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Sunshine  by Ludwig Bemelmans

Sunshine

Ludwig Bemelmans

Picture book

First published in 1950, this enchanting picture book by the creator of Madeline tells the story of a music teacher whose greedy landlord is foiled in his efforts to evict her on Christmas Eve. In so doing, as the original cover copy states, it presents:...

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Charlie & Mouse even better  by Laurel Snyder

Charlie & Mouse even better

Laurel Snyder

Book

It is Mom's birthday, and Charlie and Mouse and their Dad want everything to be perfect--so when the cake gets burnt the boys have to come up with a new plan, pronto.

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Wild symphony  by Dan Brown

Wild symphony

Dan Brown

Picture book

Travel through the trees and across the seas with Maestro Mouse and his musical friends! Young readers will meet a big blue whale and speedy cheetahs, tiny beetles and graceful swans. Each has a special secret to share. Along the way, you might spot ...

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The Gruffalo touch and feel book  by Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo touch and feel book

Julia Donaldson

Picture book

Touch the Gruffalo's terrible tusks, feel his knobby knees and tickle his purple prickles with this interactive touch and feel book based on the bestselling picture book.

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There's a mouse in my house  by Ross Collins

There's a mouse in my house

Ross Collins

Picture book

The tables have turned in this hilarious follow-up to There's a Bear on My Chair - this time it's Bear who has an unwelcome guest, and this cheeky mouse just won't leave! He's making a real commotion in Bear's house - eating all the food, listening to...

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The tree  by Graeme Base

The tree

Graeme Base

Picture book

This is the story of a cow, a duck and very big tree. At first the cow and the duck are happy with their Mooberries and Mushquacks, living side-by-side without even noticing. But then a big storm comes. Cow and Duck set out to protect their tree from...

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Dogger's Christmas  by Shirley Hughes

Dogger's Christmas

Shirley Hughes

Picture book

It's that special time of year: Christmas. The time of carol-singing, tree-decorating, and of course lots of presents. But in the excitement of new toys, will Dave forget about his old friend, Dogger? The very special story of one boy and his beloved...

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Too much stuff!  by Emily Gravett

Too much stuff!

Emily Gravett

Picture book

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She Rex  by Michelle (Michelle Jane) Robinson

She Rex

Michelle (Michelle Jane) Robinson

Picture book

Maisy's brother's Ed won't let her play with his toys. He says, 'Dinos are for boys!' But Ed hasn't met T. Rex's BIGGER sister. She Rex is a big and burly, multi-coloured dino girly. And Maisy is about to show her brother that stomping, chomping She Rex...

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That Christmas  by Richard Curtis

That Christmas

Richard Curtis

Picture book

A heartwarming tale of a magical, unconventional Christmas. Christmas is the same every year, isn't it? Same food, same routine, same visiting the neighbours and going for a walk. Except for the year of That Christmas. At that Christmas suddenly children...

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A donut for your thoughts  by Coco Simon

A donut for your thoughts

Coco Simon

Book

When Casey returns from summer camp, she suddenly isn't clicking with her best friend the way she always did. And her mom doesn't approve of her spending so much time on her illustrations and sketches. Doesn't she realize Casey wants to be an artist?...

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Goldilocks in space  by Peter Bently

Goldilocks in space

Peter Bently

Picture book

Captain Goldilocks is on a mission to find a new planet that's just as good as Earth! But everywhere she lands is too cold or too hot, too slimy or too scary, too wobbly or too full-of-aliens. Will she ever find a planet that's just right? An interst...

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Claude at the palace  by Alex T. Smith

Claude at the palace

Alex T. Smith

Book

A walk in the rain gets a little bit interesting when Claude finds himself babysitting the royal children, rescuing the queen and saving the royal birthday party!

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Athena & the island enchantress  by Joan Holub

Athena & the island enchantress

Joan Holub

Book

Join little Athena for a sweet adventure in this fifth Little Goddess Girls story'part of the Aladdin QUIX line! After sparkly adventures on Mount Olympus, Athena is called back to help a boy named Hercules. They have been asked by Hestia to rescue t...

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The ultimate battle  by Adam Blade

The ultimate battle

Adam Blade

Book

Meet three new heroes with the power to tame the Beasts! Amy, Charlie and Sam -- three children from our world -- are bound by a powerful legacy. They are descendants of the Guardians of Avantia, an elite group of heroes trained by Tom -- the star of...

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Traction Man is here  by Mini Grey

Traction Man is here

Mini Grey

Picture book

Traction Man, a boy's courageous action figure, has a variety of adventures with Scrubbing Brush and other objects in the house.

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How to change your parents into superstars by Pete Johnson

How to change your parents into superstars

Pete Johnson

Audio CD

Can Louis' parents get any more embarrassing? Will they ever get on board with his dreams of stardom? Why is everyone dressed in glittery and ill-fitting clothes? And why, oh why is everyone chanting 'Ommmmmm'?--Summary from CD jacket.

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The unadoptables by Hana Tooke

The unadoptables

Hana Tooke

Audio CD

In all the years that Elinora Gassbeek has been matron of the Little Tulip Orphanage, not once have the very strict Rules for Baby Abandonment been broken. Until the autumn of 1886, when five babies are left in outrageous circumstances. Those babies ...

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Look inside a hospital  by Zoë Fritz

Look inside a hospital

Zoë Fritz

Book

Lift the flaps to find out what happens inside a hospital - and meet some of the amazing people who work there. Young children can explore the emergency and maternity units, learn how x-rays and scans work and see inside an operating theatre. With over...

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My friend Slappy  by R. L. Stine

My friend Slappy

R. L. Stine

Book

Barton Suggs has it rough. He only has one friend, Lizzie Hellman. The school bullies are out to get him. And nobody believes him about it! After Barton gets pranked again, he's had enough! So when Barton brings Slappy to life, he's thrilled to find a...

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Crystal of storms  by Rhianna Pratchett

Crystal of storms

Rhianna Pratchett

Book

Part story, part game - pure adventure! You, the hero of this story, are a member of the Sky Watch keeping the floating archipelago of Pangaria safe. When the Nimbus isle suddenly crashes out of the sky into the Ocean of Tempests below, you must explore...

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The greatest inventor  by Ben Brooks

The greatest inventor

Ben Brooks

Book

Victor is skeptical when Walter Swizwit comes to the village of Rainwater. He's the latest in a string of inventors passing through, and no one wants to buy his cheap magic tricks. But Walter doesn't take rejection well, and puts a curse on the village....

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The ultimate animal alphabet book  by Jennifer Cossins

The ultimate animal alphabet book

Jennifer Cossins

Book

From the Adelie penguin to the zigzag heron, this A-Z book is jam-packed with over 400 animal species and all kinds of interesting animal facts. Discover why the American flamingo is pink, how emerald tree boas hunt their food, what a baby echidna is...

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Dragon!  by Maggie Hutchings

Dragon!

Maggie Hutchings

Picture book

Lena and Luka's friend Sam is as chirpy as a songbird in sunshine. But one day, Sam's smile turns upside down. He's moving far away! Lena and Luka promise to visit, but flying is expensive. Will they ever see Sam again? Maybe they need something scaly...

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Daisy and the Unknown Warrior  by Tony Bradman

Daisy and the Unknown Warrior

Tony Bradman

Book

A captivating historical tale inspired by the true story of Britain's Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. November 1920. The body of an unknown soldier is to be buried at Westminster Abbey. The war has claimed the lives of thousands of men whose bodies will...

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Amelia Fang and the trouble with toads  by Laura Ellen Anderson

Amelia Fang and the trouble with toads

Laura Ellen Anderson

Book

When Amelia Fang's baby brother, Vincent, accidentally enters a mysterious land – the place where all squished toads go – Amelia has to embark on a daring adventure to rescue him. But even if Amelia and her friends do find Vincent, will they be able to...

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Exploring the elements  by Isabel Thomas

Exploring the elements

Isabel Thomas

Book

A graphically stunning, comprehensive introduction to the chemical elements that make up our universe for ages 8-14. This artful and accessible guide to the periodic table -- the ultimate reference tool for scientists worldwide -- names all 118 chemi...

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The boy, the wolf, and the stars  by Shivaun Plozza

The boy, the wolf, and the stars

Shivaun Plozza

Book

Every night Ulv is cloaked in total Darkness. Twelve hours ruled by the ravenous, clawing Dark Creatures, beasts made of shadow and evil. Young Bo is charged with a monumental task: freeing the land of its curse by returning the Stars to the sky. He must...

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Head, shoulders, knees and toes  by Yu-Hsuan Huang

Head, shoulders, knees and toes

Yu-Hsuan Huang

Picture book

Sing along with me! Head, shoulders, knees and toes. With chunky sliders to push and pull, everyone will love to join in with this favourite nursery song!

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Twinkle, twinkle, little shark  by Jeffrey Burton

Twinkle, twinkle, little shark

Jeffrey Burton

Picture book

A twist on the classic lullaby, "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," follows the adventures of a little shark.

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Bath time  by Jess Black

Bath time

Jess Black

Book

Kitty needs a bath, but that's easier said than done in a house full of cats who hate water! When the cats gather up the courage to explore the mansion's dusty old bathroom, Kitty realises that baths aren't so bad after all. Kitty is Not a Cat is a w...

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Peppa's night before Christmas  by Lauren Holowaty

Peppa's night before Christmas

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

It's the most magical night of the year Christmas Eve! Maybe Peppa and George will meet a special visitor.

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Sing me the Summer  by Jane Godwin

Sing me the Summer

Jane Godwin

Picture book

Splash into summer with this glorious love letter to the seasons. Combining Jane Godwin's sparkling text and Alison Lester's whimsical watercolours, Sing Me the Summer celebrates those precious everyday moments that stay with us forever.

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Hired hound  by Jess Black

Hired hound

Jess Black

Book

A house full of musical cats who must stay silent? What kind of home is that? When the neighbours hire a guard dog to keep the cats quiet, they need a solution fast. And, as usual, it comes in the form of a little girl in a bright orange cat suit. Kitty...

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World burn down  by Stephen Cole

World burn down

Stephen Cole

Book

Carlos's mother works for IBAMA, Brazil's Environmental Authority. As head of a specially trained task force, her role is to protect the Amazon from the farmers, loggers and miners who are illegally destroying the precious rainforest. It's a dangerous...

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One yellow sun  by Michael (Michael Peter) Arndt

One yellow sun

Michael (Michael Peter) Arndt

Picture book

Bold, playful, die-cut circles teach colors, numbers, and sizes.

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Love you head to toe  by Ashley Barron

Love you head to toe

Ashley Barron

Picture book

Love You Head To Toe combines Ashley Barron's illustrations with a simple rhyming text that compares babies to baby animals. Each comparison takes up one spread and features the baby animal and the baby each engaged in a similar action-whether it's a...

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Sparklebeam's holiday adventure  by Daisy Meadows

Sparklebeam's holiday adventure

Daisy Meadows

Book

Emily and Aisha are so excited about visiting the glorious Holiday Island with their unicorn friends. But when Sparklebeam's magical lockets are stolen, everything they need for a wonderful summer holiday goes wrong. Can the girls find the lockets before...

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Invader Zim. Volume 9 by Jhonen Vasquez

Invader Zim. Volume 9

Jhonen Vasquez

Graphic novel

"Future servants of ZIM! The newest collection of Invader ZIM comics includes tales of wonder, folly, and darkness. An exciting two-part story explores what happens when Dib and ZIM are forced to compete for the admiration of an alien race! While a v...

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Invader Zim. Volume 8 by Jhonen Vasquez

Invader Zim. Volume 8

Jhonen Vasquez

Graphic novel

"When Dib wakes up one cold, depressing morning to find that ZIM is actually his brother, could things get any worse? The answer, as always, is yes, as told in these five amazing standalone Invader ZIM stories collected in trade for the first time! W...

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Invader Zim. Volume 7 by Jhonen Vasquez

Invader Zim. Volume 7

Jhonen Vasquez

Graphic novel

"Shame Sprints. Pelvic Squidges. The Fifty-Yard Cringe. Sit-ups. All this and more are on Presidentman's National Physical Phitness Test. Normally, Dib and ZIM wouldn't even care, but Presidentman himself is congratulating the winner, and if ZIM can get...

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Meet the PALs  by Jennifer Fox

Meet the PALs

Jennifer Fox

Book

Meet the best PALs in Miradero: Pru, Abigail and Lucky. They go on fun and exciting adventures with their horses Chica Linda, Boomerang and Spirit.

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Kids who are saving the planet  by Laurie Calkhoven

Kids who are saving the planet

Laurie Calkhoven

Book

You can make a difference, no matter how old you are! These kids are helping to save honeybees, teaching people the importance of clean air and water, raising money to help endangered birds, and writing petitions to raise awareness of climate change....

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Back in action!

Back in action!

Book

Invisible squirrels attack! Another big fight with Lord Garmadon, the ninja have come together to rebuild the Monastery of Spinjitzu and train with Master Wu. But when a training exercise gone wrong unleashes a group of angry Invisible Ninja Squirrels,...

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Yuzu the pet vet. 3 by Mingo Ito

Yuzu the pet vet. 3

Mingo Ito

Graphic novel

"Every day is a learning experience for 11-year-old Yuzu. Between visiting her mom at the hospital, and helping out at her uncle's animal hospital, she's starting to get the hang of what it means to care!This time Yuzu meets a pup that goes from spoiled...

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Spider-Man loves Mary Jane. The secret thing by Sean McKeever

Spider-Man loves Mary Jane. The secret thing

Sean McKeever

Graphic novel

"In the wake of shocking revelations, just what is the story between Mary Jane and Peter Parker? How about between Mary Jane and Spider-Man? Peter and Gwen Stacy? Spider-Man and...Firestar?! Things are getting complicated in the life of your favorite...

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Zo zo zombie. Vol. 9 by Yasunari Nagatoshi

Zo zo zombie. Vol. 9

Yasunari Nagatoshi

Graphic novel

"It's hot out in Shikabane Town, and Zombie Boy is having summer fun as only a zombie can! But between finding ways to beat the heat and playing at the local graveyard, he gets visited by some veeery familiar faces. It turns out that Zombie Boy has four...

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My headteacher is an evil genius  by Jack Noel

My headteacher is an evil genius

Jack Noel

Book

Highly illustrated school-based comedy adventure for middle-grade readers from an exciting new voice. Meet Tom Ginger. She's shy! she's retiring! She's ... our only hope! Not exactly the stuff that heroes are made of - or is it? Shy girl Tom Ginger is...

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Horse boy  by Tanya Landman

Horse boy

Tanya Landman

Book

Oak, son of the Deer clan chief, hopes that this summer he will finally be allowed to join the hunt and make his father proud of him. But this year is not like other years – the rains have failed, his father has fallen out with the Bear chief, and everyone...

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The sisters. 6, Hurricane Maureen by 1969- author. Cazenove

The sisters. 6, Hurricane Maureen

1969- author. Cazenove

Graphic novel

"Young Maureen shares a lot with her teenage sister, Wendy: the TV, the couch, games, snacks, pranks, jokes, their mom, their busy cartoonist dad, his art supplies, Wendy's clothes, Wendy's friends, Wendy's boyfriend, Wendy's super private diary... w...

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I lived on Butterfly Hill  by Marjorie Agosín

I lived on Butterfly Hill

Marjorie Agosín

Book

When her beloved country, Chile, is taken over by a militaristic, sadistic government, Celeste is sent to America for her safety and her parents must go into hiding before they "disappear."

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Paddington goes to hospital  by Michael Bond

Paddington goes to hospital

Michael Bond

Picture book

Paddington has got himself into trouble again, and this time it's serious. After trying to get his kite out of a tree, by rather unorthodox methods, he finds himself being whisked off to hospital in an ambulance. He is examined by doctors, is X-rayed...

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The great cake race  by Kristen L. Depken

The great cake race

Kristen L. Depken

Book

Barbie goes on a baking show! Can she climb, jump and bake to win?

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Animal imposters!  by Korynn Freels

Animal imposters!

Korynn Freels

Book

Did you know that there are caterpillars that look like snakes? Easy to read, fun to see, and filled with amazing things, kids (even reluctant readers) will love Ripley Readers Animal Imposters!

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The beast warrior  by Nahoko Uehashi

The beast warrior

Nahoko Uehashi

Book

Ten years after the fateful clash between two opposing sides of the Divine Kingdom of Lyoza, Elin lives a peaceful life with her family. She tries to stay as far away from her past as possible--the girl who communicated with creatures and befriended a...

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The summer we found the baby  by Amy Hest

The summer we found the baby

Amy Hest

Book

Told from three viewpoints, a brisk historical tale follows the experiences of two sisters who discover an abandoned baby on the library steps, while their estranged friend, racing to complete an important errand for his World War II soldier brother,...

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Space maps  by Lara Albanese

Space maps

Lara Albanese

Book

Space, home to planets, moons, stars, galaxies, black holes, nebulae and, well, everything! The universe is a big place. You're going to need some maps. No problem! The 24 maps in this collection and the facts that go with them will take you wherever...

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On the move  by Michael Rosen

On the move

Michael Rosen

Book

Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake join forces for a landmark new collection, focusing on migration and displacement. Michael's poems are divided into four: in the first series, he draws on his childhood as part of a first-generation Polish family living...

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The midnight fair  by Gideon Sterer

The midnight fair

Gideon Sterer

Picture book

A spectacular, surreal and cinematic wordless picture book about the secret life of animals. Far from the city, but not quite in the countryside, lies a fairground. When night falls, and the fair is empty, something unexpected happens. Wild animals emerge...

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Bears and boos  by Shirley Parenteau

Bears and boos

Shirley Parenteau

Picture book

It's Halloween and Big Brown Bear and the four little bears are very excited. But will there be enough costumes for everyone?

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Meet Mira  by Sascha Paladino

Meet Mira

Sascha Paladino

Book

Learn all about Mira in the Level Pre-1 reader. Simple text and illustrations introduce readers to her friends, both animal and human, her family, and the tools she uses to solve mysteries.

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The 2nd best haunted hotel on Mercer St.  by Cory Putman Oakes

The 2nd best haunted hotel on Mercer St.

Cory Putman Oakes

Book

When the Hauntery, a corrupt chain of haunted hotels, threatens the livelihood of twelve-year-old Willow's family-run haunted hotel, she teams up with a young ghost from the Hauntery to save the day.

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Peep inside a beehive  by Anna Milbourne

Peep inside a beehive

Anna Milbourne

Book

Peep into flowers and inside a beehive to find out what busy bees do all day.

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How to write a story  by Kate Messner

How to write a story

Kate Messner

Picture book

Step One: Find a story. ( A good one. ) Step Two: Find a reading buddy. ( Someone nice. ) Step Three: Find a reading spot. ( Couches are cozy. ) Now: Begin. Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel chronicle the process of becoming a real...

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There's a zoo in my poo  by Felice Jacka

There's a zoo in my poo

Felice Jacka

Book

There's a Zoo in your Poo! It needs a Zookeeper And that Keeper is YOU! Did you know that trillions of tiny bugs live in and on all of us? And there's a Zoo of bugs in our poo. But which are the good bugs and which are the bad? What should we eat to keep...

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Beatrix Potter's countryside  by Linda Elovitz Marshall

Beatrix Potter's countryside

Linda Elovitz Marshall

Book

Universally known as the creator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter also helped protect the English countryside that we know and love today. Beatrix Potter created one of the world's most enduring characters, Peter Rabbit, and found inspiration...

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Mission two  by Jon Scieszka

Mission two

Jon Scieszka

Book

The book follows a new mission, where AstroWolf, LaserShark, SmartHawk, and StinkBug must find a planet fit for human life after we've finally made Earth unlivable. After they splash-land on the Water Planet, they find power-hungry clams, a rebelliou...

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The case of the missing marquess  by Nancy Springer

The case of the missing marquess

Nancy Springer

Book

"When Enola Holmes, sister to the detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared, she quickly embarks on a journey to London in search of her. But nothing can prepare her for what awaits. Because when she arrives, she finds herself involved...

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Tiseniko in Samoa  by June Allen

Tiseniko in Samoa

June Allen

Book

Tiseniko discovers things of interest about Samoa. There are facts learned in a story book way. Featuring: swimming with turtles, plastic danger to turtles, how an umu is prepared, popular food particularly breadfruit, R L Stevenson's house. Each page...

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Dances.

Dances.

Picture book

Get ready for a Bowtiful lesson in all of Emma's favourite Dances in this bright and colourful first concept book!

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Why we rage  by Melissa Mayer

Why we rage

Melissa Mayer

Book

Have you ever blown up at your best friend or sibling? Maybe you were just so angry, but you didn't really know why. The answer is in the science of rage!

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Koe pepa ata he vagahau Niue  by Talalelei Belford-Misikopa

Koe pepa ata he vagahau Niue

Talalelei Belford-Misikopa

Book

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Tohi ata i lea fakatonga  by Talalelei Belford-Misikopa

Tohi ata i lea fakatonga

Talalelei Belford-Misikopa

Book

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You matter  by Christian Robinson

You matter

Christian Robinson

Picture book

They All Saw a Cat meets The Important Book in this sensitive and impactful picture book about seeing the world from different points of view by Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honoree Christian Robinson. In this full, bright, and beautiful picture book,...

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Play hide & seek with reindeer  by Sam Taplin

Play hide & seek with reindeer

Sam Taplin

Picture book

Help find all the animals hiding behind the big flaps in this illustrated book!

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Duggee's party!  by Lauren Holowaty

Duggee's party!

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

Delivery Chipmunk arrives at the clubhouse with a parcel for Duggee. It must be Duggee's birthday, so the Squirrels decide to throw Duggee a surprise party!

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The worry (less) book  by Rachel Brian

The worry (less) book

Rachel Brian

Book

This is a book for people who worry (so, yeah-everyone!) We all have a mixture of fun and not-so fun feelings. And everyone feels worried sometimes. But too much anxiety can get in the way. So this book is here to help you identify your anxiety, understand...

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Crab  by Patricia Hegarty

Crab

Patricia Hegarty

Picture book

Discover a world of undersea creatures in this playful book of colours! Bright artwork, finger-holes and a cheerful rhyming text make learning come alive.

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The bog beast  by Ellen Potter

The bog beast

Ellen Potter

Book

It's a big day for Hugo, Boone, and the students at the Academy for Curious Squidges (a Squidge is a young Sasquatch). Today's the day they'll get their Bimbling Badge, which allows them to explore the North Woods on their own. But humans, snakes, an...

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The 130-storey treehouse  by Andy Griffiths

The 130-storey treehouse

Andy Griffiths

Book

Andy and Terry have added 13 new levels to their treehouse and now it's even more out of this world than before! There's a soap bubble blaster, a GRABINATOR (it can grab anything from anywhere at any time), a time-wasting level, a toilet paper factory...

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Stand up! Speak up!  by Andrew (Illustrator) Joyner

Stand up! Speak up!

Andrew (Illustrator) Joyner

Picture book

Here is an uplifting picture book that is an important reminder that no change is too small and no person is too young to make a difference. With simple text and lively illustrations, Andrew Joyner has given young children a timely story about activi...

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One girl  by Andrea Beaty

One girl

Andrea Beaty

Picture book

Inspired by the idea of empowering girls around the world to demand their right to education, one girl lights a small spark which catches fire, and eventually lights up the whole world.

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