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A, B seek colours  by Jenna Brockett

A, B seek colours

Jenna Brockett

Book

Explores colours in English and Māori; illustrations contain hidden objects to find.

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Those seal rock kids  by Jon Tucker

Those seal rock kids

Jon Tucker

Book

"When a group of young sailing friends are allowed to camp in New Zealand's Bay of Islands they discover something unexpected on a tiny nearby rocky islet. Fresh cultural and environmental insights are introduced with the arrival of a pair of local M...

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The way of the weedy seadragon  by Anne Morgan

The way of the weedy seadragon

Anne Morgan

Book

The weedy seadragon is an amazing fish with a talent for camouflage, weird eating habits and a unique courtship dance. But its habitat and future are threatened. This enchanting story takes you under the sea to meet this mysterious sea creature, and ...

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Super Rabbit Boy blasts off!  by Thomas Flintham

Super Rabbit Boy blasts off!

Thomas Flintham

Book

King Viking decides to find another planet where he can carry out his evil plans without interference, and everyone in Animal Town is delighted; then an alien appeals to Super Rabbit Boy for help and he blasts off to once again confront his enemy--but...

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Super Rabbit all-stars  by Thomas Flintham

Super Rabbit all-stars

Thomas Flintham

Book

It is time for the All-Star games, and Super Rabbit Boy wants to be crowned the Ultimate All-Star Champion, but with so many contestants, including the evil King Viking, he will need help from Sunny and his video game console to claim his prize.

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Piper the Puppy visits the doctor  by Jane Baldock

Piper the Puppy visits the doctor

Jane Baldock

Picture book

Poor Piper the Puppy has a sore ear and has to go to see the doctor. This reassuring story is perfect for sharing with young children. Piper the Puppy wakes up one morning with a very sore ear and a temperature, so Daddy takes her to see the doctor for...

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Piper the Puppy first day at school  by Jane Baldock

Piper the Puppy first day at school

Jane Baldock

Picture book

Join Piper the Puppy on her first day in this reassuring story, perfect for sharing with children who are getting ready to start school. It's Piper's first day at school and she's feeling a bit nervous. But when she gets to school, she has so much fun...

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Are dinosaurs real?  by Katie Daynes

Are dinosaurs real?

Katie Daynes

Picture book

A gorgeous addition to the popular Very First Questions and Answers series, exploring the truths about dinosaurs through the eyes of a curious child. Explore what dinosaurs really looked like, how big they were, what they ate... and where they all di...

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On the farm  by Laura Hambleton

On the farm

Laura Hambleton

Picture book

With new farm friends to meet, colours to name, things to spot and lots to count, this peek-through book is perfect to share with little ones. Toddlers are learning new things all the time, and these bright books with peek-through pages are perfect f...

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The Or'in of Tane  by Yvette Carol

The Or'in of Tane

Yvette Carol

Book

"Aden Weaver lives with his grandparents, and is an eleven-year-old when he discovers they are keeping secrets. When his grandparents agree to let him start warrior training, Aden learns more than just fighting techniques. He learns of his destiny as...

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Golden Gate  by James Ponti

Golden Gate

James Ponti

Book

In this second installment in the New York Times bestselling series from Edgar Award winner James Ponti, the young group of spies returns for another international adventure. After thwarting a notorious villain at an eco-summit in Paris, the City spies...

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No zombie left behind  by Zack (Fictitious character) Zombie

No zombie left behind

Zack (Fictitious character) Zombie

Book

Meet 12 year old Zombie. For a long time he's been hoping that he could get adopted by a nice human family one day. But when Zombie finally gets his wish, things quickly get out of control, and turn crazier, and funnier than everyone expects.

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春福  by 张越

春福

张越

Book

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米旗的驾照  by Hallie Durand

米旗的驾照

Hallie Durand

Book

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穿越歌剧之旅  by José Manuel Izquierdo König

穿越歌剧之旅

José Manuel Izquierdo König

Book

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明天的花园  by Gilles Clément

明天的花园

Gilles Clément

Book

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牛顿的彩虹  by Kathryn Lasky

牛顿的彩虹

Kathryn Lasky

Book

"A picture-book biography of young Isaac Newton, who "discovered" gravity, developed calculus, and uncovered the secrets of light and color"--.

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Hilda's book of beasts and spirits  by Emily Hibbs

Hilda's book of beasts and spirits

Emily Hibbs

Book

For fans of Netflix's hit animated Hilda series, this gorgeous guide to creatures from tiny to giant will keep young adventurers spellbound, with a behind-the-scenes bestiary that teaches Hilda fans everything they'll want to know about the fauna of ...

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How to change everything  by Naomi Klein

How to change everything

Naomi Klein

Book

An empowering, engaging young readers guide to understanding and battling climate change from the expert and bestselling author of This Changes Everything and On Fire, Naomi Klein. Warmer temperatures. Fires in the Amazon. Superstorms. These are just...

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The rainbow in my heart  by Jessica Urlichs

The rainbow in my heart

Jessica Urlichs

Picture book

We all have lots of feelings ,it's OK to let them show. They all live in our hearts our very own rainbow. What does your body do when you're sad or angry? How do you show someone you are proud?

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Cooking with Sam-I-Am  by Courtney Carbone

Cooking with Sam-I-Am

Courtney Carbone

Book

Sam-I-Am cooks green eggs and ham with Mouse and Fox.

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The wizard of Bots by Russ Bolts

The wizard of Bots

Russ Bolts

Graphic novel

Joe and Rob go looking for the Wizard of Bots in this tenth adventure in the hilarious Bots chapter book series. Many years ago, scientists on Earth sent video satellites out to the end of the universe to see what was hiding in deep space. Now, years...

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Are you smarter than a shark?  by David George Gordon

Are you smarter than a shark?

David George Gordon

Book

People once thought that sharks weren't very smart. It turns out those people were WRONG! Wise-cracking sharks set the record straight in this funny, fact-filled book for young shark lovers. Sharks have their own way of thinking. And their way of thinking...

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Yoda's galaxy atlas  by Simon Hugo

Yoda's galaxy atlas

Simon Hugo

Book

With Jedi Master Yoda as your guide, visit the incredible planets of a brick-built galaxy far, far away. Take a tour of 25 fascinating worlds, from desert planet Tatooine to remote ice world Hoth. Head off the familiar tourist track to Crait, or explore...

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Goldibooks and the wee bear  by Troy Wilson

Goldibooks and the wee bear

Troy Wilson

Picture book

This retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears features a bear looking for the perfect book.

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The poop song  by Eric Litwin

The poop song

Eric Litwin

Picture book

From cats to caterpillars, bluebirds to babies, everybody poops in their own special way.

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Fair fashion  by Holly Webb

Fair fashion

Holly Webb

Book

Researching her school project on Fairtrade has been a real eye-opener for Maya. She loves clothes and is appalled to find that her favourite sparkly T-shirts are made by poor children in other countries who lead very different lives from her own, pr...

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Sea otter summer camp  by Coral Ripley

Sea otter summer camp

Coral Ripley

Book

It's sports day at sea otter summer camp and the Sea Keepers are invited! A magical series about saving our oceans. Emily, Grace and Layla are excited to be helping out at sea otter summer camp. But right before the big diving competition, evil Effluvia...

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The rainbow seahorse  by Coral Ripley

The rainbow seahorse

Coral Ripley

Book

Emily, Grace and Layla discover a beautiful sunken city where the mermaids are hosting a masked ball. But an uninvited guest crashes the party - Effluvia! Can the Sea Keepers' new seahorse friend help them save the city from Effluvia's wicked spell?

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The girl who said no to the Nazis  by Haydn Kaye

The girl who said no to the Nazis

Haydn Kaye

Book

In 1942, a young woman named Sophie Scholl arrives in Munich to begin her studies at university. Reunited with her beloved brother Hans, a medical student, she finds new friends in a group of young Germans united in their passion for jazz music, dancing,...

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Honk!  by Elizabeth Pulford

Honk!

Elizabeth Pulford

Picture book

"One dark and windy night as Henry lay in bed, listening to a storm whistling through the trees he thought he heard a strange sound. A small, sad honking kind of sound. Henry learns to love and help Honk [the goose], but he knows that one day Honk will...

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Sohal finds a friend  by Jion Sheibani

Sohal finds a friend

Jion Sheibani

Book

Everyone feels worried sometimes. But what if your worries came to life and started following you around? Sohal worries about a lot of things: the dark, mutant sheep, being alone - you name it, he worries about it! So one night he tries drawing his worries...

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Stephen Hawking  by Alex Woolf

Stephen Hawking

Alex Woolf

Book

How did Stephen Hawking's amazing discoveries change the way we think about the universe? Fascinated by the cosmos from a young age, Stephen grew up in a family that read books at the dinner table and kept bees in the basement! Despite being diagnosed...

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Ruffles and the red, red coat  by David Melling

Ruffles and the red, red coat

David Melling

Picture book

Ruffles does not love his new coat. But when Ruffles wants to play outside with his best friend Ruby, perhaps he'll decide wearing a coat isn't so bad, after all.

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That's what friends do  by Cathleen Barnhart

That's what friends do

Cathleen Barnhart

Book

Told in two voices, middle-schoolers Sammie and David's long-term friendship is endangered when new student Luke begins flirting with Sammie just when David decides to confess his crush on her.

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Escape from Hat  by Adam (Adam K.) Kline

Escape from Hat

Adam (Adam K.) Kline

Book

We all have good luck and bad, courtesy of our very own lucky rabbits and black cats. Most people never even notice them. Cecil Bean had certainly never noticed his villainous cat, Millikin, or his devoted rabbit, Leek. At least not until Millikin hatched...

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TBH, I feel the same  by Lisa Greenwald

TBH, I feel the same

Lisa Greenwald

Book

Making new friends is a good thing, right? Not when you barely see your besties! Between swim team, the school play, and poetry club, BFFs Cece, Gabby, and Prianka are meeting different people and trying different things. But besties clash when Gabby's...

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The giants' tea party  by Vivian French

The giants' tea party

Vivian French

Book

Prince Max is on a mission. The royal family are down to their very last penny, so the king and queen have sent him away to the valley of the giants. According to legend, the giants are rich beyond all imagining: they live in gold palaces, drink from...

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A forever home for Fluffy  by Linda Chapman

A forever home for Fluffy

Linda Chapman

Book

Grace and Jack have a new pet to rehome. But despite being the cutest-looking kitten ever. Fluffy is not all she seems and the Forever Homes rehoming service faces a real challenge to find the perfect owner for her.

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Mind maps for kids  by Tony Buzan

Mind maps for kids

Tony Buzan

Book

'Mind Mapping' is a system of planning and note-taking that cuts homework time in half and makes schoolwork fun.

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Creepy crawlies  by Laura Hambleton

Creepy crawlies

Laura Hambleton

Picture book

With new creepy-crawly friends to meet, colours to name, things to spot and lots to count, this peek-through book is perfect to share with little ones. Toddlers are learning new things all the time, and these fun books with peek-through pages are perfect...

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Gerald needs a friend  by Robin Boyden

Gerald needs a friend

Robin Boyden

Picture book

Gerald lives alone. He has everything he needs. He spends most of his days in his garden, watering the plants, picking the fruits and vegetables and making preserves for the winter. In the evenings he has dinner at 5, reads 20 pages of his book, has ...

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The night is deep and wide  by Gillian Sze

The night is deep and wide

Gillian Sze

Picture book

Stunning illustrations complement this poetic lullaby that encourages young readers to rest their heads and be soothed to sleep.

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I love my dad  by Jennifer Weinberg

I love my dad

Jennifer Weinberg

Book

Such Disney princesses as Ariel, Merida, and Jasmine explain why they love their dads.

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I can be a horse rider  by Mary Man-Kong

I can be a horse rider

Mary Man-Kong

Book

Barbie and her sister Chelsea visit a horse farm, where they ride horses, perform rodeo tricks, go on a trail ride, and compete in an equestrian competition.

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Bear can't wait  by Karma Wilson

Bear can't wait

Karma Wilson

Picture book

Patience might be a virtue but waiting is so hard! On a beautiful sunny afternoon, Bear can't sit still because he's got a surprise planned for his good friend Hare. He hustles and bustles and scuttles about. But when, in his excitement, he makes a mess...

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The spring book  by Todd Parr

The spring book

Todd Parr

Picture book

Celebrate all the joys and wonders that the Spring season brings including holidays, spring cleaning, allergies, and the Earth.

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Silexa the stone cat  by Adam Blade

Silexa the stone cat

Adam Blade

Book

Tom and Elenna are celebrating the safe return of Prince Rotu after their successful Quest to rescue him from the Evil Wizard Zargon, but Evil never rests, and news soon reaches them that Zargon has disappeared and the tombs of the legendary Four Masters...

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Kyron Lord of Fire  by Adam Blade

Kyron Lord of Fire

Adam Blade

Book

Tom and Elenna are celebrating the safe return of Prince Rotu after their successful Quest to rescue him from the Evil Wizard Zargon, but Evil never rests, and news soon reaches them that Zargon has disappeared and the tombs of the legendary Four Masters...

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Ellie makes a friend  by Mike Wu

Ellie makes a friend

Mike Wu

Picture book

A panda has joined the animals, and she's a painter like Ellie! Is there room for two artists at the zoo?

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Paola Santiago and the river of tears  by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Paola Santiago and the river of tears

Tehlor Kay Mejia

Book

In Silver Springs, Arizona, her mother's stories of the monstrous La Llorona are thrilling but unbelievable to science-loving Paola until she and her best friends Dante and Emma take a walk through a cactus field near the Gila River.

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Animal Crossing - New Horizons  by Claire Lister

Animal Crossing - New Horizons

Claire Lister

Book

Dreaming of an island getaway? Now you can create the perfect island paradise in Animal Crossing: New Horizons with the Animal Crossing New Horizons Residents' Handbook. This essential unofficial guide contains everything you need to prepare for your...

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The day I fell into a fairytale  by Ben Miller

The day I fell into a fairytale

Ben Miller

Book

Lana loves stories. Especially the ones she and her brother, Harrison, share in their make-believe games. But when Harrison decides he's too grown-up to play with Lana she finds herself feeling lonely. Until something magical happens. Hidden in the strange...

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Magical mermaids!

Magical mermaids!

Book

"When Leah wishes she could see a real mermaid, twin genies Shimmer and Shine take her to meet Nila, but they have so much fun together that they use up all three of Leah's wishes, and must find another way of getting home."--

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Barbie  by Mary Man-Kong

Barbie

Mary Man-Kong

Book

"Barbie wants to be a pet doctor! Join her as she helps a vet take care of puppies, kittens, horses, and many other lovable pets ..."--Amazon.com.

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Looking up  by Jacob Kramer

Looking up

Jacob Kramer

Book

Looking Up is a celebration of telescopes around the world and speeding through space. These incredible structures gaze out into the solar system and beyond, helping us learn about distant stars and planets. Discover these amazing feats of engineering...

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Sueño Bay adventures. 2, Otter Lagoon by Mike Deas

Sueño Bay adventures. 2, Otter Lagoon

Mike Deas

Book

"In this graphic novel sequel for early middle readers, two young sleuths must figure out why their sleepy seaside town is being overrun by monsters."--

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Rowley Jefferson's awesome friendly spooky stories  by Jeff Kinney

Rowley Jefferson's awesome friendly spooky stories

Jeff Kinney

Book

Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson's imagination. You'll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, and much more in these comically terrifying tales. Rowley's spooky stories might...

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Walker  by Shoo Rayner

Walker

Shoo Rayner

Book

Ten-year-old Walker isn't allowed a dog of his own, so he walks other peoples. But when he finds he can understand them, he gets drawn into mysteries that only the dogs can solve. When crooked billionaire, Arlington Wherewithal goes to prison, his wi...

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Busy storytime  by Jean Claude

Busy storytime

Jean Claude

Picture book

Push, pull and slide the tabs as you enjoy Busy Storytime! Pick a book to read, act it out and sail away on an adventure, then share the story with your friends. A perfect introduction to the joy of reading for little ones. Children will love playing...

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Dino chick  by Pamela Butchart

Dino chick

Pamela Butchart

Book

Anything can happen at Wigglesbottom Primary and it always does. Is there a dinosaur in that egg? Yes! Is the new girl very surprising? Yes! Can a cupcake save the world? Yes! So what are Class 2R going to do about it all? Have a lot of fun!

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Old Macdonald had a phone  by Jeanne Willis

Old Macdonald had a phone

Jeanne Willis

Picture book

Old Macdonald loves his phone: it helps him organize his farm. But when the animals each get one of their own, they are soon on their phones all day--"Here a tweet, there a chat, WhatsApping the farm cat"--and before they know it, no work is getting done!...

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Three ways to trap a leprechaun  by Tara Lazar

Three ways to trap a leprechaun

Tara Lazar

Picture book

Maker-girl Claire is determined to catch a leprechaun to prove that these magical, mischievous, miniature marvels are real. This picture book romp puts Claire head-to-head with her rival, Finn the Leprechaun, with hilarious results. Will this leprechaun...

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Last  by Nicola Davies

Last

Nicola Davies

Picture book

A rhinoceros remembers his life before grey captivity, one full of colour, with familiar smells and sights. He thinks of his mother being slain by poachers. He has searched the zoo but cannot find another like him. He fears he is the last. He describes...

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Baby touch Happy Easter!

Baby touch Happy Easter!

Picture book

With simple text, bright illustrations and a touch-and-feel on every double page, this interactive book helps to engage your baby's senses while gently introducing them to Easter.

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Daisy and the trouble with unicorns  by Kes Gray

Daisy and the trouble with unicorns

Kes Gray

Book

Here comes trouble! It's Gabby's birthday and Daisy is the GUEST OF HONOUR at her party!!! There's rainbow cake and party balloons and MORE party balloons! Trouble is, there's also a rather unwanted present...

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Peppa loves reading  by Lauren Holowaty

Peppa loves reading

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

Mummy and Daddy Pig are reading the same book and Peppa finds out it's for their very exciting book club. Peppa loves reading and wants one too! Mummy and Daddy Pig make a few phone calls and soon, Peppa and George's friends arrive for their very own...

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Old McMickey had a farm  by Joanna Green

Old McMickey had a farm

Joanna Green

Book

Mickey and the gang are hard at work renovating an old farm for the community to use. The mayor of Hot Dog Hills is on the way for a ribbon-cutting ceremony when a tractor gets loose and undoes all their work! It's up to Mickey to stop the tractor, fix...

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Pokémon adventures. 07 by Hidenori Kusaka

Pokémon adventures. 07

Hidenori Kusaka

Graphic novel

"A stylish new omnibus edition of the best-selling Pokémon Adventures manga, collecting all the original volumes of the series you know and love.Ruby and Sapphire find out that Archie and Maxie, the leaders of evil Team Aqua and equally evil Team Magma,...

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Secrets of Camp Whatever. 1 by Chris Grine

Secrets of Camp Whatever. 1

Chris Grine

Graphic novel

"Eleven-year-old Willow doesn't want to go to her dad's weird old summer camp any more than she wants her family to move to the weird old town where that camp is located. But her family--and fate itself--seem to have plans of their own. Soon Willow f...

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Can I play too?  by Samantha Cotterill

Can I play too?

Samantha Cotterill

Picture book

A young boy building a train track with his friend is headed for trouble until a teacher steps in and helps him learn social cues of anger and happiness.

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Jacinda Ardern  by Cynthia Kennedy Henzel

Jacinda Ardern

Cynthia Kennedy Henzel

Book

"Introduces readers to the political career of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Combines a biography of Ardern with an overview of important events in New Zealand's history and an explanation of the country's political system. Includes info...

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All the way to the top  by Annette Bay Pimentel

All the way to the top

Annette Bay Pimentel

Book

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

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DJ Funkyfoot  by Tom Angleberger

DJ Funkyfoot

Tom Angleberger

Book

You'd think from his name that DJ Funkyfoot was a rad hip-hop star, but that's just the name his parents gave him. DJ Funkyfoot is actually a dog who's always dreamed of being a butler! He's the butler-iest butler to have ever buttled, but finding a butler...

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The Last Resort Oasis  by Geronimo Stilton

The Last Resort Oasis

Geronimo Stilton

Book

When you're with Geronimo Stilton, it's always a fabumouse adventure! Geronimo takes a vacation to the Camel Oasis!

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Baby shark. Wash your hands!

Baby shark. Wash your hands!

Picture book

Learn about the importance of keeping your fins clean with Baby Shark.

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Llama Llama loose tooth drama  by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama loose tooth drama

Anna Dewdney

Picture book

Llama Llama's tooth is wiggling! Is it time for his first tooth to come out? He's excited, but anxious. Who is this tooth fairy everyone talks about? Mama Llama reassures him; the tooth will come out when it's good and ready. But no one is ready for ...

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A thing called snow  by Yuval Zommer

A thing called snow

Yuval Zommer

Picture book

'Snow is white, like your fur'. With these guiding words from Bear, Fox and Hare head off in search of a thing called snow. It's a journey of discovery and a celebration of their first winter.

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Snail crossing  by Corey R. Tabor

Snail crossing

Corey R. Tabor

Picture book

In a book that is as cheerful and charming as Snail himself, Corey Tabor tells a winning tale of slow but steady Snail, whose determination and kindness bring him the best reward of all: friendship. When Snail spies a plump, crisp cabbage across the ...

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Christopher's garden  by Elsa Beskow

Christopher's garden

Elsa Beskow

Book

"Christopher discovers his garden in a whole new way when he encounters redcurrant girls, gooseberry boys, Mrs Bramley Apple, Mr Scarecrow and many more new friends"--Publisher.

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