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If we were giants  by Dave Matthews

If we were giants

Dave Matthews

Book

Kirra, a curious, agile, and outgoing girl, lives in an idyllic community hidden inside a dormant volcano. She and her father are the only two people allowed to venture beyond its walls. Kirra is in training to become a Storyteller like him, and together...

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Fred, wizard in trouble  by Simon Philip

Fred, wizard in trouble

Simon Philip

Book

Fred may look ordinary, but sometimes people who look ordinary turn out to be not very ordinary at all because it just so happens that Fred is a Wizard! The only problem is that Fred is completely, mind-boggingly TERRIBLE at magic. And now he's training...

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Big Shark, Little Shark, Baby Shark  by Anna Membrino

Big Shark, Little Shark, Baby Shark

Anna Membrino

Book

What happens when Mommy Shark, Daddy Shark, Grandpa Shark and Grandma Shark find out that Big Shark and Little Shark are avoiding Baby Shark?

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A warrior's spirit  by Erin Hunter

A warrior's spirit

Erin Hunter

Book

In three novellas from the world of the warrior cat Clans, SkyClan warrior Pebbleshine is separated from her Clan, a young rogue is forced to strike out on his own, and Mothwing finds a unique path and relationship to StarClan as WindClan's medicine ...

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Syd Hoff's Danny and the dinosaur ride a bike  by Bruce Hale

Syd Hoff's Danny and the dinosaur ride a bike

Bruce Hale

Book

Danny is inspired by a new bicycle exhibit at the museum to learn how to ride a bike, and gets help from his best friend the dinosaur.

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The maze of doom  by David Solomons

The maze of doom

David Solomons

Book

An ancient artifact buried deep within the TARDIS leads the Doctor back to London, where a deadly predator prowls the tunnels beneath the city. As the Time Lord and her friends investigate, they uncover a mystery that will take them from a secret mountain...

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Pete the cat's family road trip  by Kim Dean

Pete the cat's family road trip

Kim Dean

Book

Pete the Cat and his family are ready explore all the many wonderful American landmarks on their fun family road trip! They visit many famous sights, including Niagara Falls, New Orleans, Savannah, and more. Of course, no true road trip is complete without...

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The world's worst parents  by David Walliams

The world's worst parents

David Walliams

Book

Are you ready to meet the worst parents ever? Sure, some parents are embarrassing - but they're nothing on this lot. These ten tales of the world's most spectacularly silly mums and deliriously daft dads will leave you rocking with laughter. Pinch your...

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Max takes a stand  by Tim Allman

Max takes a stand

Tim Allman

Book

Max is on a quest to make the world a better place. From hiding his parents' car keys to preparing vegan dinners, Max is determined to help save the planet through positive direct action! But with hilarious and often disastrous results can Max's enthusiasm...

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The silver pony  by Holly Webb

The silver pony

Holly Webb

Book

Daisy loves watching the ponies that wander wild through the woods near her home. They're beautiful but she's always been afraid to get too close. Then one day, to Daisy's amazement, a pretty silvery-white pony approaches her. Can it tell how much Daisy...

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Kitty and the treetop chase  by Paula Harrison

Kitty and the treetop chase

Paula Harrison

Book

Making friends can be difficult when you feel different from everybody else. Luckily, Kitty's mum has set up a play date for Kitty to meet a little boy who has superpowers too. But just because you share superpowers, doesn't mean you can instantly be...

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The floating forest  by Linda Chapman

The floating forest

Linda Chapman

Book

"During a game of dares, Coralie comes across a mysterious treasure map in the kelp forest. But when she and her friends follow the trail, they are amazed at what they find..."--Back cover.

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Efrén divided  by Ernesto Cisneros

Efrén divided

Ernesto Cisneros

Book

Efren Nava's Ama is his Superwoman-or Soperwoman, named after the delicious Mexican sopes his mother often prepares. Both Ama and Apa work hard all day to provide for the family, making sure Efren and his younger siblings Max and Mia feel safe and loved....

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Any day with you  by Mae Respicio

Any day with you

Mae Respicio

Book

During the summer before seventh grade, Kaia, who enjoys living in Southern California, visiting the beach with her family, and creating movie make-up effects, makes a film with her friends to win a contest and hopefullly prevent her beloved great-gr...

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Mummy  by Steve Barlow

Mummy

Steve Barlow

Book

Take on the role of the Monster Hunter in this fully interactive, flick-through-the pages, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. YOU are the Monster Hunter, fighter of deadly mummies and protector of the living! When your services are needed, will...

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Demon  by Steve Barlow

Demon

Steve Barlow

Book

Take on the role of the Monster Hunter in this fully interactive, flick-through-the pages, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. YOU are the Monster Hunter, fighter of demons and protector of the living! When your services are needed, will you answer...

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The colossus of roads  by Christina Uss

The colossus of roads

Christina Uss

Book

Rick Rusek's stomach has a lot to say. It's got opinions on tasty foods, not-so-tasty foods, and how driving in traffic-jammed Los Angeles makes it roil, boil, gurgle, and howl. It never meant to earn its owner the nickname Carsick Rick or make him c...

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Arcade and the fiery metal tester  by Rashad Jennings

Arcade and the fiery metal tester

Rashad Jennings

Book

As New York City experiences the hottest summer on record, eleven-year-old Arcade Livingston is tested like never before to use the Triple T token's powerful ways to outsmart a bully, find a place for his best friend to live, and spy on some pesky vi...

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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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The secret cave  by Anh Do

The secret cave

Anh Do

Book

Gwen has been searching for her family for a long time. Just when she feels she is close, the soldiers following her start to close in. Then one of her dogs is injured, and the gang must slow down... Who can Gwen trust? And how will she keep her pack...

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Music for tigers  by Michelle Kadarusman

Music for tigers

Michelle Kadarusman

Book

Middle-schooler Louisa wants to spend the summer practicing violin for a place in the youth symphony, but is instead sent to the Tasmanian rainforest camp of her Australian relatives. There she learns that her family secretly protects the last of the...

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The hidden gallery  by Maryrose Wood

The hidden gallery

Maryrose Wood

Book

Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, "They must have been raised by wolves". The Incorrigible children actually were. Thanks to the efforts of Miss Penelope Lumley, their plucky governess, Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia are much more...

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The mysterious howling  by Maryrose Wood

The mysterious howling

Maryrose Wood

Book

Fifteen-year-old Miss Penelope Lumley, a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, is hired as governess to three young children who have been raised by wolves and must teach them to behave in a civilized manner quickly, in pr...

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Backyard campout  by Yvette Poshoglian

Backyard campout

Yvette Poshoglian

Book

Ella and Olivia are feeling a bit bored. Then Dad gives them a great idea. The girls can have an amazing camping adventure in their own backyard!

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For the love of soccer!  by 1940- author. Pelé

For the love of soccer!

1940- author. Pelé

Book

The three-time World Cup champion celebrates the kick and thrill of his favorite sport, recounting his inspiring rise to fame as illustrations depict his life and the story of a young athlete's efforts to follow in his hero's speedy footsteps.

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Beach day!  by Candice F. Ransom

Beach day!

Candice F. Ransom

Book

A family spends a fun day at the beach, collecting shells, building sandcastles, and flying kites.

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The Madre de Aguas of Cuba  by Adam Gidwitz

The Madre de Aguas of Cuba

Adam Gidwitz

Book

In Cuba, it is believed that a mysterious water serpent--the Madre de aguas--is responsible for providing and protecting the fresh water of the island. But the serpent is missing, and a drought has gripped the island. Uchenna, Elliot, and Professor Fauna...

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Peter's Railway. Racing trains  by Christopher Vine

Peter's Railway. Racing trains

Christopher Vine

Book

"Racing trains Peter's Railway is a story about a young boy who lives at Grandpa's farm. After building a miniature railway across the farm and then completing an amazing 5 mile extension to the line, Peter is ready for some more thrilling adventures....

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Cape  by Kate Hannigan

Cape

Kate Hannigan

Book

Soon after being recruited by the mysterious Mrs. Boudica to join a secret military intelligence operation, Josie, Mae, and Akiko discover their superhero abilities and use them to thwart a Nazi plot to steal the ENIAC computer.

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Adventures of the super zeroes  by Russ Bolts

Adventures of the super zeroes

Russ Bolts

Book

Joe and Rob discover they have superpowers in this seventh 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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We could be heroes  by Margaret Mary Finnegan

We could be heroes

Margaret Mary Finnegan

Book

Hank Hudson is in a bit of trouble. After an incident involving the boy's bathroom and a terribly sad book his teacher is forcing them to read, Hank is left with a week's suspension and a slightly charred hardcover - and, it turns out, the attention of...

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Thorfinn and the putrid potion  by David MacPhail

Thorfinn and the putrid potion

David MacPhail

Book

Prepare yourself for the wrath of the Norsemen! That is, if you don't mind and it's not too inconvenient... Everyone knows Vikings are ruthless barbarians whose idea of a good time involves pillaging, plundering and feasting. But Thorfinn is no ordi...

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Family recipe  by Coco Simon

Family recipe

Coco Simon

Book

Everything's better with a donut. Molly has always considered her adopted family her real family. She's never had reason to question where she fits until she has to do a report on her family tree for school. Suddenly, she has nothing but questions. If...

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Katie cupcakes and wedding bells  by Coco Simon

Katie cupcakes and wedding bells

Coco Simon

Book

Katie's mom is getting married! Katie and her three best friends couldn't be happier and have so much fun pitching in with getting ready for the big day especially with cake testing! But when Katie finds out her mom's marriage means her family has to...

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A sprinkle of friendship  by Coco Simon

A sprinkle of friendship

Coco Simon

Book

It's summertime and everyone wants ice cream. That's great for business, but with Tamiko on vacation that leaves just Allie and Sierra to handle the busy ice cream shop. Tempers get short and some mean words are spoken. Can the girls make up before T...

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Skade and the enchanted snow  by Joan Holub

Skade and the enchanted snow

Joan Holub

Book

Skade, the goddess of skiing, is known as one of the best athletes--and a top student--at Asgard Academy. But lately, she's been in a slump. When three giants appear and offer to mend the rift between the worlds by organizing a big ski competition, Skade...

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Cursed  by Jen Calonita

Cursed

Jen Calonita

Book

The evil Rumplestiltskin is planning to cast a curse that will erase Enchantasia as the world knows it, and a fairy prophecy declares that Gilly Cobbler will play a key role. Never one to shy away from adventure, Gilly and her friends embark on an ep...

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Zero to hero  by Stephan Pastis

Zero to hero

Stephan Pastis

Book

Timmy Failure is not just any detective-he is the greatest detective in his town, perhaps the nation. He is so famous that there have been seven books written about his life. Plus a movie. And so he has agreed to provide the world with his extraordinary...

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Spark and the League of Ursus  by Robert Repino

Spark and the League of Ursus

Robert Repino

Book

Spark is not your average teddy bear. She’s soft and cuddly, sure, but she’s also a fierce warrior. At night she fulfills her sacred duty: to protect the household from monsters. But Spark’s owner Loretta is growing up and thinks she doesn’t need her...

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Jacinda the Peace Fairy  by Daisy Meadows

Jacinda the Peace Fairy

Daisy Meadows

Book

Join Rachel and Kirsty as they meet a brand-new fairy! Jacinda the Peace Fairy helps to maintain peace and harmony in Fairyland and the real world. But when her special magnifying glass goes missing, people lose the ability to see things from each ot...

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壞心姑媽  by David Walliams

壞心姑媽

David Walliams

Book

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格列佛遊記  by Jonathan Swift

格列佛遊記

Jonathan Swift

Book

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The newspaper club  by Beth Vrabel

The newspaper club

Beth Vrabel

Book

Shortly after Nellie Murrow, named for one of the fiercest journalists who ever lived and daughter of two (former) newspaper reporters, move to sleepy Bear Creek, Maine, rumors of vandalism and attacks at the only park in town are keeping Nellie saddled...

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The strange birds of Flannery O'Connor  by Amy Alznauer

The strange birds of Flannery O'Connor

Amy Alznauer

Graphic novel

"When she was young, the writer Flannery O'Connor was captivated by the chickens in her yard. She'd watch their wings flap, their beaks peck, and their eyes glint. At age six, her life was forever changed when she and a chicken she had been training to...

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天鹅湖  by Marko Simsa

天鹅湖

Marko Simsa

Book

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魔笛  by Marko Simsa

魔笛

Marko Simsa

Book

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灰姑娘  by Rudolf Herfurtner

灰姑娘

Rudolf Herfurtner

Book

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罗密欧与朱丽叶  by Rudolf Herfurtner

罗密欧与朱丽叶

Rudolf Herfurtner

Book

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睡美人  by Susa Hämmerle

睡美人

Susa Hämmerle

Book

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胡桃夹子  by Susa Hämmerle

胡桃夹子

Susa Hämmerle

Book

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Like nothing amazing ever happened  by Emily Blejwas

Like nothing amazing ever happened

Emily Blejwas

Book

In small-town Wicapi, Minnesota, in 1991, twelve-year-old Justin struggles to pick up the pieces of his life after the unexpected death of his father.

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Finally, something mysterious  by Doug Cornett

Finally, something mysterious

Doug Cornett

Book

Paul Marconi and his two friends are amateur detectives and find their biggest case when their neighbor wakes up to lawn full of rubber duckies. The kids set out to discover the culprit.

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小小兵  by Lucy Rosen

小小兵

Lucy Rosen

Book

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小小兵  by Lucy Rosen

小小兵

Lucy Rosen

Book

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龙的发现  by Graeme Base

龙的发现

Graeme Base

Book

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Lemonade  by Joy Cowley

Lemonade

Joy Cowley

Book

"Big Bear and Little Bear make lemonade. Does it taste nice?"--Back cover. Includes notes for teachers.

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Cookies  by Joy Cowley

Cookies

Joy Cowley

Book

"Big Bear is making cookies. Little Bear wants to lick the cookie bowl."--Back cover. Includes notes for teachers. Suggested level: junior.

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Lollipop  by Joy Cowley

Lollipop

Joy Cowley

Book

"Little Bear plants a lollipop tree. Will it grow more lollipops?"--Back cover. Includes notes for teachers.

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Cornflakes  by Joy Cowley

Cornflakes

Joy Cowley

Book

"Big Bear and Little Bear love cornflakes. So does their pet mouse Squeak!"--Back cover. Includes notes for teachers.

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Egg  by Joy Cowley

Egg

Joy Cowley

Book

"Big Bear teaches Little Bear how to crack an egg, but it turns out to be quite messy!"--Back cover. Includes notes for teachers.

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Buttons  by Joy Cowley

Buttons

Joy Cowley

Book

"Little Bear has extra buttons at the top of his jacket and extra buttonholes at the bottom. But Big Bear knows what to do!"--Back cover. Includes notes for teachers.

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Puddle  by Joy Cowley

Puddle

Joy Cowley

Book

"There is a big scary puddle by the bears' house. How will Big Bear and Little Bear fix it?"--Back cover. Includes notes for teachers.

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Singing  by Joy Cowley

Singing

Joy Cowley

Book

"Little Bear wishes he could sing like Cat, but Big Bear says bears growl like bears."--Back cover.

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A surprise for Miss Doll  by Joy Cowley

A surprise for Miss Doll

Joy Cowley

Book

"Jack in-a-Box gives Miss Doll a surprise!"--Back cover.

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Bad manners  by Joy Cowley

Bad manners

Joy Cowley

Book

"Miss Doll wants Pelican to use the magic word. But what is the magic word?"--Back cover. Includes notes for teachers.

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Pelican's balloon  by Joy Cowley

Pelican's balloon

Joy Cowley

Book

"Pelican wants to fly. Then she finds a balloon. Balloons can fly!"--Back cover. Includes notes for teachers.

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Rocking race  by Joy Cowley

Rocking race

Joy Cowley

Book

"Rocking Horse can rock very fast. Who can stay on his back?"--Back cover.

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Tin Clown  by Joy Cowley

Tin Clown

Joy Cowley

Book

"What will happen when Panda presses Tin Clown's button?"--Back cover.

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Where is Fire Engine?  by Joy Cowley

Where is Fire Engine?

Joy Cowley

Book

"Miss Doll and Panda can't find Fire Engine. Where is he?"--Back cover.

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Miss Doll is missing  by Joy Cowley

Miss Doll is missing

Joy Cowley

Book

"Miss Doll is missing from the playroom. Can the toys find her?"--Back cover. Includes notes for teachers.

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Panda's tummy  by Joy Cowley

Panda's tummy

Joy Cowley

Book

"Panda hurts his tummy. Will Miss Doll be able to fix it?"--Back cover. Includes notes for teachers.

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Toy music  by Joy Cowley

Toy music

Joy Cowley

Book

"Miss Doll and the toys make music. What else do they make?"--Back cover.

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Old jokes  by Joy Cowley

Old jokes

Joy Cowley

Book

"Miss Doll is tired of Tin Clown's old jokes. Does she like his new Joke?"--Back cover.

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The new toy  by Joy Cowley

The new toy

Joy Cowley

Book

"There is a new toy in the playroom. What is it?"--Back cover. Includes notes for teachers.

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The rainbow bird  by Joy Cowley

The rainbow bird

Joy Cowley

Book

"Miss Doll finds some rainbow eggs. Are they from a rainbow bird?"--Back cover.

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Wishy-washy corn  by Joy Cowley

Wishy-washy corn

Joy Cowley

Book

"Mr Wishy-Washy grows some corn. The animals like corn!"--Back cover. Includes notes for teachers.

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The circus train  by Joy Cowley

The circus train

Joy Cowley

Book

Here comes the circus train.

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Campy camper day  by Bill Scollon

Campy camper day

Bill Scollon

Book

Put away the screens - it's time to go camping!

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Star Wars, the rise of Skywalker  by Michael Kogge

Star Wars, the rise of Skywalker

Michael Kogge

Book

Relive all the action and adventure of the new movie, Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker in this awesome junior novel. Join Rey, Finn and Poe in their fight against the First Order and the dangerous Kylo Ren. Discover all the new characters, locations and...

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Thea Stilton and the race for the gold  by Thea Stilton

Thea Stilton and the race for the gold

Thea Stilton

Book

Join Thea Stilton and the Thea Sisters on an adventure packed with mystery and friendship! The Thea Sisters help their friend Beatrice prepare for the Summer Olympics!

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One true king  by Soman Chainani

One true king

Soman Chainani

Book

A new king of Camelot has been named, but two claim the crown. Only one is the true king - but who? Tedros and his rival must face King Arthur's last coronation test. Three trials. Three answers to find. A race to the finish. The sword Excalibur will...

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Shallow in the deep end

Shallow in the deep end

Book

Erica wants a dog. So dad brings home a new pet... a baby water buffalo! Shallow the buffalo and her friend Bruno the dog have a lot of fun, get in a lot of trouble and create a lot of havoc.

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