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Boing boing  by Alexander McCall Smith

Boing boing

Alexander McCall Smith

Picture book

"When there's a race to run, a high shelf to reach, or someone to rescue, boing boing boing. Here come's Springy Jane!"--Publisher's description.

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Blamehounds  by Ross Collins

Blamehounds

Ross Collins

Book

"A hilariously wacky read from author/illustrator Ross Collins. Whenever there's a pong, poo or puddle that can't be explained, Norman and Ringo are the hounds that take the blame. Determined to exploit their status for profit, Blamehounds Inc. is soon...

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Front desk  by Kelly Yang

Front desk

Kelly Yang

Book

"Ten year-old Mia Tang moved to the US for a better life, a freer life, but so far, it's a life where she runs the front desk of a motel while her parents clean rooms. And she's not even allowed to use the swimming pool. Based on author Kelly Yang...

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Grandpa's siapo  by Dahlia Malaeulu

Grandpa's siapo

Dahlia Malaeulu

Book

"Grandpa and Luka share the same birthday and today they get to celebrate it with the whole 'āiga. Grandpa is also a storyteller and surprises his grandchildren with a Samoan Siapo that tells a very special story about Sāmoa's journey to independance...

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The mouse's wedding  by Mairi Mackinnon

The mouse's wedding

Mairi Mackinnon

Book

"The delightful story of a family of mice, searching for the perfect husband for their daughter. Father Mouse and Mother MOuse always want the best for their daughter, including the best possible husband... but Father Mouse has some rather grand and....

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The frog prince  by Laura (Children's author) Cowan

The frog prince

Laura (Children's author) Cowan

Book

"Princess Miranda is lonely and bored. Her busy mother gives her a precious golden ball to play with, and Miranda drops it into the palace pond. A helpful frog retrieves it - but as payment, he demands to eat from Miranda's plate and sleep on her pillow....

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Of course you can! = Io te ke lava!  by Karen Hinge

Of course you can! = Io te ke lava!

Karen Hinge

Book

Jeremy is starting a new school. He's not too sure about how he will fit in. But the other students make him welcome and every time he thinks he can't do something they say "Of course you can!."

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Of course you can! = E maeka he taute e koe!  by Karen Hinge

Of course you can! = E maeka he taute e koe!

Karen Hinge

Book

Jeremy is starting a new school. He's not too sure about how he will fit in. But the other students make him welcome and every time he thinks he can't do soemthing they say "Of course you can!."

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Of course you can! = Se e te mafaia!   by Karen Hinge

Of course you can! = Se e te mafaia!

Karen Hinge

Book

Jeremy, a young boy who uses a wheelchair, is nervous about starting at his new school, but the other children encourage him to take part in their activities.

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Ferry boat  by Michael Garland

Ferry boat

Michael Garland

Book

"A child describes each moment of the ferry boat ride from Manhattan to Staten Island and back, including seeing the Statue of Liberty and the Verrazano Bridge"--Publisher's description.

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One-nil  by Tony Bradman

One-nil

Tony Bradman

Book

"The England squad are training at Luke's local ground tomorrow. It's a dream come true. But Luke's mum won't let him have the day off school. It's so unfair! What's a football crazy kid to do?"--Publisher's description.

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Cheesemares  by Ross Collins

Cheesemares

Ross Collins

Book

"Hal is convinced there's a connection between his favourite cheesy snacks and the horrible nightmares he keeps having. So he sets off on a mission with Rufus the dog to solve his cheesemares once and for all. But will he ever escape from the horror he...

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Sterling and the canary  by Andy Stanton

Sterling and the canary

Andy Stanton

Book

"Sterling Thaxton is in love. In love with Lizzie Harris -- the beautiful new girl. Her hair is the colour of magic. Her nose is as sweet as music. Her arms are as slender as rainbows. Problem is, she's not interested. Luckily a small yellow canary turns...

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Mad in the back  by Michael Rosen

Mad in the back

Michael Rosen

Book

"Two siblings drive their mother to distraction on the car journey from hell, while Mum tries every trick in the book to get them to behave, from cunning distractions - "Look! It's a LAMP-POST" - to threats of abandonment by the side of the road. All...

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A secret in time  by Sally Nicholls

A secret in time

Sally Nicholls

Book

"Having survived their first time-slip adventure (A Chase in Time), Alex and his sister, Ruby, have tumbled back through the mirror into the freezing-cold winter of 1947. Food is scarce in the aftermath of the Second World War and life at Applecott House...

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Dragon  by Hilary McKay

Dragon

Hilary McKay

Book

"Beware of the dragon. When Aunt Emma flies off in a huff and leaves Max alone with a dragon's egg, all sorts of trouble breaks out!"--Publisher's description.

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The hat trick  by Terry Deary

The hat trick

Terry Deary

Book

"Jud's team have gone two-nil down and now their star player is hurt. Can Jud save the day?"--Publisher's description.

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Secret FC  by Tom Palmer

Secret FC

Tom Palmer

Book

"Lily, Zack and Khal can't believe it when the new headmaster at their school bans football in the playground. What are a gang of football-mad kids meant to do at break-time now? Then Zack has a brilliant plan and a very secret football club is...

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The ghost garden  by Emma Carroll

The ghost garden

Emma Carroll

Book

"Summer 1914. When Fran uncovers a bone in the garden of Longbarrow House on the same afternoon that Leo breaks his leg, it is just the first in a series of strange and unsettling coincidences. Leo is left wheelchair bound for the rest of the summer and...

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The invasion of Crooked Oak  by Dan Smith

The invasion of Crooked Oak

Dan Smith

Book

"Nancy's parents are acting weird. Their eyes are blank, they won't eat - it's like they're no longer themselves. Pete and Krish are obsessed with unexplained phenomena and when they offer to help Nancy investigate, they're sure they can crack the case....

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The story of Matthew Buzzington  by Andy Stanton

The story of Matthew Buzzington

Andy Stanton

Book

"Matthew Buzzington has a superpower - he can turn into a fly! It's just that it hasn't happened yet, which is pretty bad timing really because there are robbers and flying pineapples out to get him. Can he make his superpower work? A brand new edition...

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How to have totally awesome parents  by Pete Johnson

How to have totally awesome parents

Pete Johnson

Book

"What can you do when your parents turn into supervillains? I just took one tiny power nap in a very boring lesson and they totally overreacted - banning me from appearing on the most epic vlog in the universe! I tried everything I could to change their...

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Mistletoe and murder  by Robin Stevens

Mistletoe and murder

Robin Stevens

Book

"Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the Christmas hols in snowy Cambridge. Hazel has high hopes of its beautiful spires, cosy libraries and inviting tea-rooms - but there is danger lurking in the dark stairwells of ancient Maudlin College. Three...

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The screaming staircase  by Jonathan Stroud

The screaming staircase

Jonathan Stroud

Book

"Follows three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London"--Publisher's description.

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数字  by Donald Grant

数字

Donald Grant

Picture book

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Stroller coaster  by Matt Ringler

Stroller coaster

Matt Ringler

Graphic novel

"A quick-thinking father thwarts his daughter's impending temper tantrum when he transforms an everyday walk outside into an exciting strollercoaster ride through the neighborhood."--Provided by publisher.

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School is wherever I am  by Ellie Peterson

School is wherever I am

Ellie Peterson

Book

"Illustrates that learning happens whenever you have an open mind and an open heart."--Provided by publisher.

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你能摸到彩虹吗?  by Sue Nicholson

你能摸到彩虹吗?

Sue Nicholson

Book

小小万事通系列以极富童趣的图文,解答了小朋友生活中常见却不知道答案的自然科学知识,能够激发小朋友对自然科学的兴趣和探究世界的愿望.本书轻松活泼地揭示了自然界的科学规律,回答了像"海水可以喝吗""可以触摸到彩虹吗"一系列有趣的自然界的问题.

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你能挠老虎肚皮吗?  by Sue Nicholson

你能挠老虎肚皮吗?

Sue Nicholson

Book

本书解答了小朋友生活中常见却不知道答案的自然科学知识,揭示了生物界的科学规律,回答了像"蚂蚁会发出声音吗""动物在晚上能看见我吗"等一系列生物界的问题.

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Hat-trick!  by Paul Stewart

Hat-trick!

Paul Stewart

Book

"Danny, Scott, Jack and the rest of the Dale team are gearing up for a hat-trick in their last ever town cup competition. But the boys have moved to senior school and Danny's having a rough time. Their new coach is a hard, harsh man who has disliked Danny...

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Football crazy  by Tony Bradman

Football crazy

Tony Bradman

Book

"Danny and his mates Jamil and Lewis are over the moon when football legend Jock Ramsey agrees to coach their team. For the first time ever the Rovers might have a chance of winning something! But Ramsey's a tough coach. They train every night, and S...

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The wobbly life of Scarlett Fife  by Maz Evans

The wobbly life of Scarlett Fife

Maz Evans

Book

"Scarlett Fife has BIG FEELINGS. And when she tries to squash them down, they come back up with shocking results! Scarlett knows she should be happy about all the big news that her family wants to share. But the worry is making her dizzy, and being dizzy...

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What animals eat by Katie Woolley

What animals eat

Katie Woolley

Book

"This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE). Reading Champion offers independent reading books...

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My family tree  by Jackie Walter

My family tree

Jackie Walter

Book

"This information book explores the idea of a family tree and how to make one"--Publisher's description.

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Lizards  by Damian Harvey

Lizards

Damian Harvey

Book

"This information books introduces different types of lizards and some fun facts about them"--Publisher's description.

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Light and shadow  by Sarah Snashall

Light and shadow

Sarah Snashall

Book

"This information book reports on sources of light and how shadows are formed"--Publisher's description.

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The fox and the stork  by Andrew (Andy) Prentice

The fox and the stork

Andrew (Andy) Prentice

Book

"Fox is always playing practical jokes on her friends, and her friends don't much like it. One day, Fox devises a new trick for her long-beaked friend Stork. Stork doesn't see the funny side, and finds a way to adapt the trick for Fox herself"--Publi...

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All about teeth  by Jackie Walter

All about teeth

Jackie Walter

Book

"This information book reports on teeth and why it is important to keep them clean and healthy"--Publisher's description.

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Seaside animals  by Katie Woolley

Seaside animals

Katie Woolley

Book

"This information book reports on animals that live by the seaside"--Publisher's description.

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Me three  by Susan Juby

Me three

Susan Juby

Book

"Allegations against his father turn eleven-year-old Rodney's life upside down in a powerful and surprisingly funny novel about new beginnings, new friendships and a fresh new look at the way things really are, by critically acclaimed author Susan Ju...

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Sing 2  by David Lewman

Sing 2

David Lewman

Book

"Get ready to hit the big time! In Illumination's Sing 2, can-do koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers--including harried mother pig Rosita, rocker porcupine Ash, earnest gorilla Johnny, and more--have turned the New Moon Theater...

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1, 2, 3, pull!  by Emily Arnold McCully

1, 2, 3, pull!

Emily Arnold McCully

Book

"Min wants to be in Ann's show, and after building a crane to remove the tree that has fallen on the stage, she gets her chance"--Publisher's description.

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Henry Heckelbeck builds a robot  by Wanda Coven

Henry Heckelbeck builds a robot

Wanda Coven

Book

"Henry Heckelbeck builds a robot for class, but when he uses magic to put the gears together, his robot is a little more than he can handle"--Publisher's description.

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Creepy cafetorium

Creepy cafetorium

Book

"When the lunch bell rings at Newville Elementary, you can bet that things are about to get WEIRD! Welcome to the Cafetorium! It's a cafeteria, a gymnasium, and possibly a portal to a world where cube-shaped mashed potatoes are plotting against the.....

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Make a cake  by Katie Woolley

Make a cake

Katie Woolley

Book

"This information book gives instructions to follow on how to make a cake"--Publisher's description.

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The witch's apprentice  by Zetta Elliott

The witch's apprentice

Zetta Elliott

Book

"Now that he is Ma's apprentice Jax is finding himself mixed up with all sorts of magical doings, like taking care of a phoenix egg which is going to hatch soon, trying to bring back the creatures Sis stole, finding his grandfather, and convincing Sis,...

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Hide and GEEK  by T. P. Jagger

Hide and GEEK

T. P. Jagger

Book

"Eleven-year-old Gina Sparks, aspiring journalist, and her fellow GEEKs, Edgar, Elena, and Kevin, live in Elmwood, New Hampshire, a small town in serious danger of vanishing completely--unless the four friends can find the Van Houten fortune, which w...

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A storm of sisters  by Michelle Harrison

A storm of sisters

Michelle Harrison

Book

"When the Widdershins sisters and Granny are called away in deepest winter to look after cousin Clarissa, it doesn't take long for adventure - or trouble - to find them. The town of Little Nipping has plenty to explore with its frozen lake and winter...

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Robin Hood and the silver arrow  by Mairi Mackinnon

Robin Hood and the silver arrow

Mairi Mackinnon

Book

"Robin Hood and his outlaws rob the Sheriff once too often, and the Sheriff sets a trap: an archery contest with a splendid prize. On the day of the contest, there's no sign of Robin Hood, and the winner is a mysterious dark stranger from the wars ov...

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Jumanji  by Chris Van Allsburg

Jumanji

Chris Van Allsburg

Book

"The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peter and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, looking for something interesting to do, thought they'd give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-l...

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A kitten in Gooseberry Park  by Cynthia Rylant

A kitten in Gooseberry Park

Cynthia Rylant

Book

"Kona the labrador, Gwendolyn the hermit crab, and Murray the bat help a lost bobcat kitten find his family after being swept down the mountain from the rain"--Publisher's description.

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The book smugglers  by Anna (Anna Lois) James

The book smugglers

Anna (Anna Lois) James

Book

"Milo lives on board the Sesquipedalian, or "Quip" - a magical train that uses the power of imagination to travel through both Story and the real world. The train is owned by Milo's uncle, Horatio, and Milo has witnessed many of his uncle's dodgy dealings...

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Rabbit, soldier, angel, thief  by Katrina Nannestad

Rabbit, soldier, angel, thief

Katrina Nannestad

Book

"It's spring, 1942. The sky is blue, the air is warm and sweet. And then everything is gone. The flowers, the proud geese, the pretty wooden houses, the friendly neighbours. Only Sasha remains. But one small boy, alone in war-torn Russia, cannot survive....

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Picture perfect  by Rosie (Children's fiction writer) Banks

Picture perfect

Rosie (Children's fiction writer) B...

Book

"A magical new series where best friends become Secret Princesses! In the sparkly second series, Princess Poison has stolen Princess Ella's magic wand. Without it, Princess Ella won't be able to grant any animal-related wishes. Best friends and Secret...

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Kitten wish  by Rosie (Children's fiction writer) Banks

Kitten wish

Rosie (Children's fiction writer) B...

Book

"A magical new series where best friends become Secret Princesses! In the sparkly second series, Princess Poison has stolen Princess Ella's magic wand. Without it, Princess Ella won't be able to grant any animal-related wishes. Best friends and Secret...

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Prize pony  by Rosie (Children's fiction writer) Banks

Prize pony

Rosie (Children's fiction writer) B...

Book

"A magical new series where best friends become Secret Princesses! In the sparkly second series, Princess Poison has stolen Princess Ella's magic wand. Without it, Princess Ella won't be able to grant any animal-related wishes. Best friend and Secret...

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Starlight sleepover  by Rosie (Children's fiction writer) Banks

Starlight sleepover

Rosie (Children's fiction writer) B...

Book

"A gorgeous new series about best friends and magical princesses! Charlotte and Mia have a special secret - they're training to be Secret Princesses, magical princesses who grant wishes! But horrid Princess Poison is determined to steal their wishing...

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The magic necklace  by Rosie (Children's fiction writer) Banks

The magic necklace

Rosie (Children's fiction writer) B...

Book

"A gorgeous new series about magical princesses and best friends. Book one is a special long adventure for even more magical fun! Best friends Charlotte and Mia can't bear it when Charlotte's family moves far away. But when they're given magic necklaces,...

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Dolphin adventure  by Rosie (Children's fiction writer) Banks

Dolphin adventure

Rosie (Children's fiction writer) B...

Book

"A gorgeous new series about best friends and magical princesses! Charlotte and Mia have been best friends for ever, even though they live far apart. Luckily, the girls share a special secret - they're training to be Secret Princesses, magical princesses...

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The Famous Five collection. 2  by Enid Blyton

The Famous Five collection. 2

Enid Blyton

Book

"Five go to Smuggler's Top: Are there still smugglers at Smuggler's Top? The Famous Five go to stay at the large old house and discover secret hiding places and underground tunnels. Then they catch people signalling out to sea - who can these smuggle...

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Violet Mackerel's possible friend  by Anna Branford

Violet Mackerel's possible friend

Anna Branford

Book

"Violet Mackerel has moved into her new house. There is a girl next door who could be a possible friend. Her name is Rose and she has a pink and white bedroom and a doll's house. Violet hopes that Rose might not be just a possible friend for very lon...

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The wishing spell  by Chris Colfer

The wishing spell

Chris Colfer

Book

""Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up rea...

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Autumn with horses  by Trudy Nicholson

Autumn with horses

Trudy Nicholson

Book

The girls have decided to compete at the National Grand Champion Show, where an unexpected competitor wins the supreme award. When they return to White Cloud Station a mystery ride ends with a wrong turn, and an overnight stay at a haunted house leads...

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The ship of doom  by M. A. Bennett

The ship of doom

M. A. Bennett

Book

"Greenwich, London, 15th February 1894. Luna thinks that an evening at her aunt's butterfly club sounds deathly boring. But it turns out that the meeting, held in the Butterfly Room at the Greenwich Observatory, is not at all as Luna expects. The But...

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Sniffles and surprises  by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Sniffles and surprises

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Book

"When Lily has to stay home sick from magic school she is worried her whole day is ruined, until her best friend Sirena and their kitten-mermaid pals visit with a surprise"--Publisher's description.

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Go, go, go!  by Bob Barner

Go, go, go!

Bob Barner

Book

"A group of dogs drive a variety of vehicles, stopping to let a flock of ducklings cross the street"--Publisher's description.

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The cats and the cake  by Martha Hamilton

The cats and the cake

Martha Hamilton

Book

"Two cats fight over a cake, but ultimately learn the value of sharing"--Publisher's description.

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August of the zombies  by K. G. (Keith Gordon) Campbell

August of the zombies

K. G. (Keith Gordon) Campbell

Book

"August DuPont is desperate to find the Zombie Stone, the bridge between the two worlds, and the only thing that will force the zombies to return to the world of the dead, and he would also like to locate the DuPont treasure, restore the family fortune...

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No hard feelings  by Jennifer Jacobson

No hard feelings

Jennifer Jacobson

Book

"Lately, Twig's been having a tough time. Her best friend is too busy to hang out with her. And then she isn't picked for a special dinner with her favorite pop star. It's all so unfair! When Dad realizes Twig is feeling low, he tells her a way to take...

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The Marvellous Granny Jinks and me  by Serena Holly

The Marvellous Granny Jinks and me

Serena Holly

Book

"Jada's granny isn't an ordinary granny she's Granny Jinks, and she has a secret dream of becoming a magician! Luckily, Jada is here to help make her dream come true. Can they wow the judges with their tricks at the Magic Society auditions? And do Granny...

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Don't pop the bubble ball!  by Cora Reef

Don't pop the bubble ball!

Cora Reef

Book

"Simon tries out to be on a bubble ball team with his sister in this third book in The Not-So-Tiny Tales of Simon Seahorse chapter book series. Bubble ball is the most popular sport in Coral Grove. And Simon's oldest sister, Kya, is really good at it....

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I spy... a shark!  by Cora Reef

I spy... a shark!

Cora Reef

Book

"While exploring Coral Jungle, Simon Seahorse and his best friend Olive Octopus encounter a shark named Zelda who invites them to her mother's birthday party at Shark Point--and Simon not only has a unique school report, but the makings of an excitin...

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Simon says  by Cora Reef

Simon says

Cora Reef

Book

"Little Simon Seahorse likes to tell stories, and if some of them are embellished, it just makes for a better story; but when his lucky pearl disappears after Sea and Tell at Coral Grove Elementary he and his friends have a real-life treasure to find...

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The velveteen rabbit ; by Margery Williams Bianco

The velveteen rabbit ;

Margery Williams Bianco

Book

"He didn't mind how he looked to other people, because the nursery magic had made him Real, and when you are Real shabbiness doesn't matter. In the nursery, only the toys that are old and wise truly understand what it means to be Real. The Velveteen Rabbit,...

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Sneaks  by Catherine Egan

Sneaks

Catherine Egan

Book

"When Ben Harp sees his teacher's watch crawling across the hallway, he thinks he must be dreaming. But no, he's just seen his first Sneak--an interdimensional mischief-maker that can borrow the form of any ordinary object. He figured this school year...

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The lock-eater  by Zack Loran Clark

The lock-eater

Zack Loran Clark

Book

"Melanie Gate is a foundling with a peculiar talent for opening the unopenable, any lock releases at the touch of her hand. One night, her orphanage is visited by Traveler, a gearling automaton there on behalf of his magical mistress, who needs an ap...

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Lucky and the dragon  by Laurie J. Edwards

Lucky and the dragon

Laurie J. Edwards

Book

"When the unicorns of the Enchanted Realm begin acting nervous and scared, Ruby wonders if the newest member of the herd, Lucky, is being a bully"--Publisher's description.

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Mermaid magic  by Laurie J. Edwards

Mermaid magic

Laurie J. Edwards

Book

"With her friend away, Ruby worries that she will be bored over summer vacation because she has already explored all of the Enchanted Realm--or so she thinks"--Publisher's description.

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Unicorns to the rescue  by Laurie J. Edwards

Unicorns to the rescue

Laurie J. Edwards

Book

"After Iris's sister goes missing, can the unicorns help to find her before it is too late?"--Publisher's description.

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Baby bunny magic  by Olivia Brook

Baby bunny magic

Olivia Brook

Book

"Poppy Merrymoss has just started at Oakwings Academy, a magical school where fairies learn how to care for the forest around them and its inhabitants. Poppy and her friends are getting ready for the upcoming Blossom Fair where animals gather to exchange...

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Wolfbane  by Michelle Paver

Wolfbane

Michelle Paver

Book

"It is early spring, a turbulent, perilous time of sudden storms, frozen river fractures and drifting ice. Fleeing from a demon intent on devouring his souls, Wolf is swept out to Sea far from the Forest and his pack. The ocean too teems with danger:...

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Masher  by Fifi Colston

Masher

Fifi Colston

Book

"Twelve-year-old Freddie Foxworthy just wants to do arts and crafts. He finds them a lot easier to deal with than his peers, and far more rewarding. His latest project is to create the perfect glove puppet from papier-mache. But when ashes from his m...

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Magical unicorn horns  by Laurie J. Edwards

Magical unicorn horns

Laurie J. Edwards

Book

"When a news reporter comes looking for magical unicorn horns at Magic Moon Stable, Iris and Ruby must do everything they can to protect the unicorns' secret. Iris takes her role as Unicorn Guardian very seriously. So when a local newspaper article talks...

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I love my teacher!  by Frances Gilbert

I love my teacher!

Frances Gilbert

Book

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

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The frightened puppy  by Holly Webb

The frightened puppy

Holly Webb

Book

"Avery is excited to be on holiday with her family. They're staying in a gorgeous cottage right by the river and have lots of fun activities planned. The only thing that would make the trip even better is if she had a dog to enjoy it with. So when she...

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The world's worst pets  by David Walliams

The world's worst pets

David Walliams

Book

"These ten tales of the world's craziest creatures will have you shaking with laughter. You'll never look at pets in the same way again! Marvel at Houdini, the magician's rabbit. Take a trip around the world with Zoom, the supersonic tortoise. Gasp at...

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The summer snow day  by Annie Auerbach

The summer snow day

Annie Auerbach

Book

"Based on the hit Disney Junior animated series, this story follows Mickey and friends as they come up with a creative way to stay cool during a heat wave in Funhouse Forest"--Publisher's description.

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Lab magic  by Kelly Starling Lyons

Lab magic

Kelly Starling Lyons

Book

"Ty and Corey love to visit the museum. When they step through the doors, they become scientists. They study bugs and hunt for fossils. They catch the wind. When Ty can't participate in a lab activity because of his age, he uses his big imagination at...

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Sunlight on the snow leopard  by Mary Pope Osborne

Sunlight on the snow leopard

Mary Pope Osborne

Book

"The magic tree house is back with a message from Morgan le Fay telling Jack and Annie to seek out "The Gray Ghost" and listen to her story. Immediately they are whisked away to Nepal where they meet Tenzin, a climber who has recently lost his family,...

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Wash your hands  by Kim Dean

Wash your hands

Kim Dean

Book

"Splish, scrub, splash, rub! Join Pete the Kitty as he learns how to properly wash his hands"--Publisher's description.

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Faceless  by Kathryn Lasky

Faceless

Kathryn Lasky

Book

"Over the centuries, a small clan of spies called the Tabula Rasa has worked ceaselessly to fight oppression. They can pass unseen through enemy lines and "become" other people without being recognized. They are, essentially, faceless. Alice and Loui...

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The haunted woods  by Calliope Glass

The haunted woods

Calliope Glass

Book

"When Sparkleton finds out he can get wish-granting magic just by camping out in the haunted woods, he packs his tent! His best friends, Willow and Gabe, are ready for adventure. But can they fend off ghostly lights, twisted ankles, creepy noises, and...

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Return of the PESTS  by Emer Stamp

Return of the PESTS

Emer Stamp

Book

"Stix is the tiny but heroic mouse that could be living behind your washing machine. You wouldn't know it though, because Stix knows how to stay hidden. That's because Stix goes to PESTS, the Peewit Educatorium for Terrible Scoundrels, a school for pests...

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Big Magic  by Sarah Armstrong

Big Magic

Sarah Armstrong

Book

"Eleven-year-old Tulsi comes from a long line of women magicians, but her mother has always forbidden her to learn Big Magic. It's dangerous, thrilling, and powerful - and Tulsi wants it more than anything. But one hot summer's night, a magic trick g...

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Open wide and say arrrgh!  by Aaron Blabey

Open wide and say arrrgh!

Aaron Blabey

Book

"Weird? Nothing weird ever happens in The Bad Guys. Like, you would never see a chainsaw monster confronting a velociraptor who has eaten an elderly piranha, or the disturbing antics of a deranged dentist running amok with an oversized drill. Nope. None...

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South by southeast  by Anthony Horowitz

South by southeast

Anthony Horowitz

Book

"Tim Diamond, the world's worst private detective, is broke as his much smarter younger brother Nick is quick to remind him. So when a mysterious stranger offers Tim a wad of cash for his overcoat, it seems like a stroke of good luck. But there are w...

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