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Will it be okay?  by Crescent Dragonwagon

Will it be okay?

Crescent Dragonwagon

Graphic novel

"A mother comforts a child about her special fears concerning dogs, thunder, snakes, and other things."--Publisher.

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The summer of diving  by Sara Stridsberg

The summer of diving

Sara Stridsberg

Graphic novel

"Even though her father is too sick to see her, Zoe continues visiting the psychiatric hospital throughout the summer, becoming friends with a swimmer while she waits for her father to get better."--Provided by publisher.

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The rat queen  by Pete Hautman

The rat queen

Pete Hautman

Book

"For Annie's tenth birthday, her papa gives her a pad of paper, some colored pencils, and the Klimas family secret. It's called the nuodeema burna, or eater of sins. Every time Annie misbehaves, she has to write down her transgression and stick the paper into...

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The pirate blackbird  by Uwe Timm

The pirate blackbird

Uwe Timm

Book

"Join an incredible mynah bird on an adventure as he makes his way in the big city. When a little mynah bird is stolen from the jungle, he uses his amazing gift of mimicry to fool everyone in his path. This funny and charming book by Uwe Timm features fabulous...

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Murder at the museum  by Alasdair Beckett-King

Murder at the museum

Alasdair Beckett-King

Book

"Bonnie Montgomery is the world's greatest detective. Not that anyone -- other than Grampa Banks -- has heard of her... But they will have heard of Montgomery Bonbon, the gentleman detective who (apart from the beret and the bristling moustache) looks...

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The extradimensional reappearance of Mars Patel  by Sheela Chari

The extradimensional reappearance of Mars Patel

Sheela Chari

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"Returning to Earth after escaping the Martian colony, Mars Patel and his friends, along with genius billionaire Oliver Pruitt, discover that all the adults have mysteriously vanished and, as tensions rise and new mysteries are revealed, must somehow discover...

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Be brave, Maple Mehta-Cohen!  by Kate McGovern

Be brave, Maple Mehta-Cohen!

Kate McGovern

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"Maple Mehta-Cohen has a secret: she can't read very well. Words on the page just don't make sense. Despite all her clever tricks to hide her troubles with reading, her teacher is on to her, and now she has to repeat a whole year of school. But on her first...

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The big mess  by Sally Rippin

The big mess

Sally Rippin

Book

"Jack's filming a cooking show with his best friend Billie. But what will happen if he messes everything up?"--Publisher's description.

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The class party  by Sally Rippin

The class party

Sally Rippin

Book

"Jack's class is voting on what to do for their end-of-term party. And Jack has the deciding vote. How will he know what to choose? Jack is a friendly, everyday kid who loves playing soccer and always tries to be brave. Each down-to-earth story in the series...

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A taste of magic  by J. Elle

A taste of magic

J. Elle

Book

"Twelve-year-old Kyana bakes up a plan to keep her inner-city magic school open after redistricting and gentrification threaten to close it down"--Publisher's description.

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My life begins!  by Patricia MacLachlan

My life begins!

Patricia MacLachlan

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"Jacob is nine years old when his life changes. He wants a litter of puppies. But instead his parents have a different surprise. Jacob will be an older brother soon. And there won't be only one new baby. There will be three! When the triplets are born, Jacob...

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The shelterlings  by Sarah Beth Durst

The shelterlings

Sarah Beth Durst

Book

"Holly, a grey squirrel, and her animal friends have accepted that they will never be wizards' familiars. Though they are each magical, their powers are so offbeat--that no professional magic-worker would choose any of them. So instead of going on adventures,...

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Manatee summer  by Evan Griffith

Manatee summer

Evan Griffith

Book

"Peter and his best friend, Tommy, have a goal for their last summer before middle school: finish their Discovery Journal, a catalog of the wildlife around their Florida town. When they spot a manatee in a canal, Peter knows they've found something...

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Bug trouble!  by Steve Behling

Bug trouble!

Steve Behling

Book

"It's time for Buzz's team to go on their first official mission as Space Rangers! But will they remember their training?"--Publisher's description.

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The islanders  by Mary Alice Monroe

The islanders

Mary Alice Monroe

Book

"Spending the summer with his grandmother on South Carolina's Dewees Island, eleven-year-old Jake finds two friends who are also struggling with family issues and together they try to save a sea turtle nest from predators"--Publisher's description.

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Beneath the Stone Forest  by Jordan Quinn

Beneath the Stone Forest

Jordan Quinn

Book

"Clara invites Prince Lucas on her journey to map out the Stone Forest and visit the gnomes who live there"--Publisher's description.

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Let's make cake!  by Vikram Madan

Let's make cake!

Vikram Madan

Book

Bobo and Pup-pup have fun as they attempt to make a cake for first time using a recipe book lent to them by the mice.

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Orla and the Wild Hunt  by Anna Hoghton

Orla and the Wild Hunt

Anna Hoghton

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"Orla and Apollo go to stay with their gran in Ireland. Still grieving the death of their mum, the children are looking forward to the comfort of old-fashioned games, home cooking and their grandmother's tales of Irish folklore. But soon after they arrive,...

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My dad is definitely not a crime lord  by Ben Davis

My dad is definitely not a crime lord

Ben Davis

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"Damian's new friend wants him to be a hero. But what does that really mean? Damian's family are living under witness protection now that his Dad, a once powerful gangster, has turned Queen's evidence. They've been moved to a cramped flat in a run-down council...

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I have a hat!  by Chrissie Krebs

I have a hat!

Chrissie Krebs

Book

"Can Mack help Cheeze change his mind about hats?"--Publisher's description.

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I am a cat!  by Chrissie Krebs

I am a cat!

Chrissie Krebs

Book

"Can Cheeze teach Mack how to be a cat?"--Publisher's description.

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Don't tell mum I made a mammoth  by Kita Mitchell

Don't tell mum I made a mammoth

Kita Mitchell

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"Percy's day is off to a terrible start: -The most annoying girl on the planet, perfect Penny, is staying over. -Percy's scientist mum is away collecting DNA from a goose (yes, really!) -His eco-activist dad is planning to glue himself to a plastic bag factory...

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The cockatoo wars  by Helen Milroy

The cockatoo wars

Helen Milroy

Book

"Tales from the Bush Mob is a series of books about the Bush Mob, a group of animals who work together to solve problems. Each book shares a rich landscape of characters and places, including Dingo, Willy-willy Wagtail, Eagle, Platypus, Koala, Wombat,...

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Elementary, my dear Mob  by Zack (Fictitious character) Zombie

Elementary, my dear Mob

Zack (Fictitious character) Zombie

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"Have you ever wondered what life is like for a Minecraft Zombie? Take a peek into the diary of thirteen-year-old Zack Zombie. He's just like any other kid, only a lot more dead! And in a lot more trouble! The game is afoot! Zombie can't get enough of Hurlock...

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Sisters save the day!  by Lois Evans

Sisters save the day!

Lois Evans

Book

"When Queen Hippolyta sends her daughters, Wonder Woman and Nubia, to Atlantis to represent the Amazons, the Super Heroes team up with Mera to save the underwater kingdom from a dangerous foe!"--Publisher's description.

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Level up!

Level up!

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"Kai's and Ray's ninja skills are put to the test when bad guys interrupt their video game"--Publisher's description.

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Be you!  by B. B. Arthur

Be you!

B. B. Arthur

Book

"Join Queen Bee, Soul Babe, Splatters and all the L.O.L. Surprise! dolls as they celebrate the things that make them the same and different in this all-new Step 3 L.O.L. Surprise! Step into Reading reader!"--Publisher's description.

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Tumbleglass  by Kate Constable

Tumbleglass

Kate Constable

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"Thirteen-year-old Rowan is helping her older sister Ash paint her bedroom when she discovers a mysterious ring that transports them both back in time to 1999. To a party being held in the very same house! While Ash dances, Rowan unwittingly disrupts the laws...

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The struggle is real  by Marcus Emerson

The struggle is real

Marcus Emerson

Book

"This season takes place at a comic-con, dude! When somebody steals the grand prize to the costume contest, Davy does everything he can to find the thief, but ends up finding trouble instead. Krissy spends her time signing autographs as the comic-con's VIP...

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Big berry robbery  by Shane Hegarty

Big berry robbery

Shane Hegarty

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"Welcome to the Shop of Impossible Ice Creams! Step inside to discover a delicious world of magical adventure, from bestselling author Shane Hegarty. Second in a comic, heart-warming illustrated series, for 7+ readers. Limpet and his mum run an ice-cream shop,...

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Kitty litter  by Nathan Luff

Kitty litter

Nathan Luff

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"Individually they're Meek, Mild and Soft. But together, with their combined talents, they're a herd. The Nerd Herd. Plus-sized Puss has given birth to five kittens, and they are all kinds of trouble! So the whole farm call upon The Nerd Herd to do something...

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Best friends  by Rebecca McRitchie

Best friends

Rebecca McRitchie

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"Ella and Zoe have been best friends forever. Zoe even made Ella a friendship bracelet. But one day, a new girl comes to school. Zoe is selected to be her buddy and they quickly find out they have things in common. The next day, Ella is horrified to see that...

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Sickest camp ever!  by Guy Edmonds

Sickest camp ever!

Guy Edmonds

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"Eddie, Mabel and Princeton are seriously pumped for school camp. But evil Echo has the grossest, pus-filled plan ever to get camp cancelled! Can the best buds of Zoo Crew stop an army of multiplying Phaartlets from destroying everything?! Grab your camping...

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MiNRS  by Kevin Sylvester

MiNRS

Kevin Sylvester

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"Twelve-year-old Christopher Nichols and his family live on a new planet, Perses, as colonists of Melming Mining's Great Mission to save the earth. When Landers, as the attackers are called, obliterate the colony to steal the metal and raw ore, Christopher and...

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Henry Heckelbeck and the great frog escape  by Wanda Coven

Henry Heckelbeck and the great frog escape

Wanda Coven

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"When Henry accidentally brings a frog home from Brewster Creek he plans to return it the next day, but things quickly turn chaotic when the frog escapes, and now Henry must try everything, even magic, to catch the energetic amphibian"--Publisher's...

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I, Skeletor  by Gregory Mone

I, Skeletor

Gregory Mone

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"The Dark Master of Havoc finally gets to tell his side of the story in this tell-all autobiography. Long before he started haunting He-Man's nightmares, Skeletor was just an impossibly handsome, brilliant, scheming prince. But when a mysterious new tutor...

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A troll lot of trouble  by Andres Miedoso

A troll lot of trouble

Andres Miedoso

Book

"While working on a school science project in the forest, Andres and Desmond discover a bridge guarded by a lonely, riddle-loving troll"--Publisher's description.

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Once upon a tide  by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Once upon a tide

Stephanie Kate Strohm

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"Fourteen-year-old mermaid princess Lana reluctantly visits her mother on land for the Royal Festival after her mermaid-father appoints her a royal ambassador, but when an earthquake strikes back home and Lana is forbidden to go back home, she discovers...

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Big Nate  by Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate

Lincoln Peirce

Book

"Meet classic comic strip character, Big Nate. He truly believes he is destined for greatness, but this morning it looks like he is about to have the worst day ever"--Publisher's description.

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Justin Morgan had a horse  by Marguerite Henry

Justin Morgan had a horse

Marguerite Henry

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"Joel Goss knows that Little Bub is a special colt, even though he's a runt. And when schoolteacher Justin Morgan asks Joel to break the colt in, Joel is thrilled! Soon word about Little Bub has spread throughout the entire Northeast - this spirited colt can...

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Bounty in the lagoon  by Clair Baker

Bounty in the lagoon

Clair Baker

Book

"The quest leads the three friends to an exotic lagoon and a chance encounter with an old pirate. A terrifying creature has stolen the next amber jewel and taken it to his underwater lair. Finn faces his fears and comes up with a plan that might just save the...

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Sounds of the sirens  by Clair Baker

Sounds of the sirens

Clair Baker

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"The time for the final battle is drawing closer. There are two amber jewels left to find and a terrifying climb up a giant statue is on the horizon. Izzy learns the power of music and Kit discovers an amazing invention. Finding the next jewels will test Kit's...

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Guardians unite  by Clair Baker

Guardians unite

Clair Baker

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"Time is running out. The three friends need to find the three artefacts the sorcerer has stolen and then join the final battle. Terrifying winged sentries are all around them. Finn sees fear in his friend's eyes for the first time. Are the three of them going...

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Bounty in the lagoon  by Clair Baker

Bounty in the lagoon

Clair Baker

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"The quest leads the three friends to an exotic lagoon and a chance encounter with an old pirate. A terrifying creature has stolen the next amber jewel and taken it to his underwater lair. Finn faces his fears and comes up with a plan that might just save the...

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Sounds of the sirens  by Clair Baker

Sounds of the sirens

Clair Baker

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"The time for the final battle is drawing closer. There are two amber jewels left to find and a terrifying climb up a giant statue is on the horizon. Izzy learns the power of music and Kit discovers an amazing invention. Finding the next jewels will test Kit's...

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Guardians unite  by Clair Baker

Guardians unite

Clair Baker

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"Time is running out. The three friends need to find the three artefacts the sorcerer has stolen and then join the final battle. Terrifying winged sentries are all around them. Finn sees fear in his friend's eyes for the first time. Are the three of them going...

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Roots of corruption  by Clair Baker

Roots of corruption

Clair Baker

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"Ignia flies our heroes away from the collapsing mine and towards a sinister forest. It soon becomes obvious the trees are not what they seem. The mighty firebird flies into terrible danger. Only the amber jewel can help them, but a terrifying creature is...

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Trials and trickery  by Clair Baker

Trials and trickery

Clair Baker

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"A rocky overnight campsite turns out to be something the three friends would never have anticipated. Trapped in a swirling dust storm, they soom become separated. Monk's bravery and Izzy's herbs prove invaluable, but are they strong enough to rescue them from...

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Impossible transformation  by Clair Baker

Impossible transformation

Clair Baker

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"Izzy's heart soars when the Guardian takes them to a beautiful golden beach. Little does she know that a creature filled with evil intent is waiting for them under the waves. Can they find the next amber jewel in time? And will they survive a terrifying...

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Facing fears  by Clair Baker

Facing fears

Clair Baker

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"The Sea Guardian carries the three friends to a world so high up in the sky that they can no longer see the land. Something else has made this place its home. They are about to find out whether it is friendly or not. Izzy needs to face her fear of heights and...

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Roots of corruption  by Clair Baker

Roots of corruption

Clair Baker

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"Ignia flies our heroes away from the collapsing mine and towards a sinister forest. It soon becomes obvious the trees are not what they seem. The mighty firebird flies into terrible danger. Only the amber jewel can help them, but a terrifying creature is...

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Trials and trickery  by Clair Baker

Trials and trickery

Clair Baker

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"A rocky overnight campsite turns out to be something the three friends would never have anticipated. Trapped in a swirling dust storm, they soom become separated. Monk's bravery and Izzy's herbs prove invaluable, but are they strong enough to rescue them from...

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Impossible transformation  by Clair Baker

Impossible transformation

Clair Baker

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"Izzy's heart soars when the Guardian takes them to a beautiful golden beach. Little does she know that a creature filled with evil intent is waiting for them under the waves. Can they find the next amber jewel in time? And will they survive a terrifying...

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Facing fears  by Clair Baker

Facing fears

Clair Baker

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"The Sea Guardian carries the three friends to a world so high up in the sky that they can no longer see the land. Something else has made this place its home. They are about to find out whether it is friendly or not. Izzy needs to face her fear of heights and...

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The bones of ruin  by Clair Baker

The bones of ruin

Clair Baker

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"Izzy, Finn and Kit have committed themselves to helping the Griffin with his quest. Now they need to find the map he has told them about. Without it, they will have no idea how to find the amber jewels. Their first adventure takes them into a ruined town and...

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Into the unknown  by Clair Baker

Into the unknown

Clair Baker

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"The three friends find themselves on a snow-capped mountain. Darkness is falling fast. A near miss on a collapsing bridge leads them to seek shelter in the entrance to an old mine. Something sinister is lurking in the tunnels beneath them. Izzy would rather...

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The bones of ruin  by Clair Baker

The bones of ruin

Clair Baker

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"Izzy, Finn and Kit have committed themselves to helping the Griffin with his quest. Now they need to find the map he has told them about. Without it, they will have no idea how to find the amber jewels. Their first adventure takes them into a ruined town and...

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Into the unknown  by Clair Baker

Into the unknown

Clair Baker

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"The three friends find themselves on a snow-capped mountain. Darkness is falling fast. A near miss on a collapsing bridge leads them to seek shelter in the entrance to an old mine. Something sinister is lurking in the tunnels beneath them. Izzy would rather...

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The tales of Olga da Polga  by Michael Bond

The tales of Olga da Polga

Michael Bond

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"One little guinea-pig and a whole lot of mischief! From the author of Paddington Bear, Michael Bond's loveable guinea-pig has been charming readers for over 50 years. Olga da Polga has left the pet shop to start a new life with her owners. Her home is now a...

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Pat of Silver Bush  by L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery

Pat of Silver Bush

L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery

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"On Canada's Prince Edward Island in the 1920s, Pat loves her home at Silver Bush, but when changes come her friends Jingle and Bets and family servant Judy Plum help Pat to adjust"--Publisher's description.

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Duck and Dog, friends forever  by Laurie B. Friedman

Duck and Dog, friends forever

Laurie B. Friedman

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"Duck and Dog are best friends. But when Dog befriends Rooster, Duck worries she is losing her best friend. Can Dog find a way to reassure Duck?"--Publisher's description.

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The house of shells  by Efua Traoré

The house of shells

Efua Traoré

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"Kuki refuses to believe in the curse of the Abiku. Her destiny is not to die young! Her biggest problem right now is moving house and fitting in at her new school. One evening while exploring, Kuki spies a driveway lined with giant palm trees. It leads to an...

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City of secrets  by Clair Baker

City of secrets

Clair Baker

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"A chance discovery of an ancient necklace in an old bazzar soon leads Finn and his friends on an incredible quest. Why is there only one amber jewel remaining in the necklace? What does the nervous old man hiding in the dusty back room of the shop know about...

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Cooking with the Birthday Bird  by Glenda Armand

Cooking with the Birthday Bird

Glenda Armand

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"The Birthday Bird flies to a child's house on their special day to bake them a birthday cake the Kartoo way"--Publisher's description.

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Bam and the Batwheels!  by Billy Wrecks

Bam and the Batwheels!

Billy Wrecks

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"The adventure hits the streets when Bam the Batmobile comes to life in this Step into Reading leveled reader inspired by the new hit preschool animated series Batwheels! The wheels start turning when Batman's Batmobile comes to life and starts fighting crime...

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I am born to be awesome!  by Mechal Renee Roe

I am born to be awesome!

Mechal Renee Roe

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"Illustrations and rhyming text reveal all of the things boys love, including music, nature, sports, and school"--Publisher's description.

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Sweet Dance Party!  by Barbara Layman

Sweet Dance Party!

Barbara Layman

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"Bop! Twirl! Pop! Join Poppy and all the Trolls for a sweet dance party!"--Publisher's description.

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The Secret Explorers and the desert disappearance  by SJ King

The Secret Explorers and the desert disappearance

SJ King

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"Leah the biology explorer and Connor the marine expert set off into the Mexican desert. There, they have to rescue a pack of wolf cubs while avoiding dust storms! The gripping narrative is filled with scientific facts as the explorers navigate the desert and...

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The Lorikeet Tree  by Paul Jennings

The Lorikeet Tree

Paul Jennings

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"Emily loves the bush and the native animals on her family's reforested property, particularly the beautiful rainbow lorikeets that nest in one of the tallest trees. But then her father is diagnosed with a terminal illness, and Emily's world enters a tailspin....

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A wild ride  by Laurie B. Friedman

A wild ride

Laurie B. Friedman

Book

"Willow takes Wendy on a magical broom ride to meet some other witches who declare Wendy a "witch friend"--but when the girls return to the house Wendy has to explain to her mother why she slept in her clothes without revealing her secret friend"--Publisher's...

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To bee, or not to bee!  by Nick Eliopulos

To bee, or not to bee!

Nick Eliopulos

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"When the bees around their school and the Stonesword Library start disappearing and a splinter of the Evoker King takes on the form of a bee colony with a hive mind, Harper and her friends must solve this real-life ecological mystery"--Publisher's...

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Grumpy monkey. The egg-sitter  by Suzanne Lang

Grumpy monkey. The egg-sitter

Suzanne Lang

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"Jim Panzee watches his friend Oxpecker's nest while she's away"--Publisher's description.

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Tiger honor  by Yoon Ha Lee

Tiger honor

Yoon Ha Lee

Book

"Sebin, a young tiger spirit from the Juhwang Clan, wants nothing more than to join the Thousand World Space Forces and, like their Uncle Hwan, captain a battle cruiser someday. But when Sebin's acceptance letter finally arrives, it's accompanied by the...

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The little prince  by Antoine de Saint-Exupâery

The little prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupâery

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"After being stranded in a desert after a crash, a pilot comes in contact with a captivating little prince who recounts his journey from planet to planet and his search for what is most important in life"--Publisher's description.

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Holly the Christmas fairy  by Daisy Meadows

Holly the Christmas fairy

Daisy Meadows

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"Holly the Christmas Fairy puts the sparkle into Christmas! But Jack Frost has stolen Santa's sleigh, and now the queen of the fairies needs Rachel and Kirsty to help get it back"--Page 4 of cover.

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Memory jars  by Vera Brosgol

Memory jars

Vera Brosgol

Picture book

"Freda uses jars to save everything from a chocolate chip cookie to the full moon, just as her grandmother saves summer blueberries. Includes a recipe for blueberry jam."--Publisher.

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The borrowed puppy  by Holly Webb

The borrowed puppy

Holly Webb

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"Jade adores dogs but she can't have one because her father thinks her brother is too little. Then Jade's dad sees an advert for local dog walkers and it seems like the perfect solution. They soon meet an adorable red Golden Retriever puppy named Milo and Jade...

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Rhinos at recess  by Mary Pope Osborne

Rhinos at recess

Mary Pope Osborne

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"Jack and Annie are on the playground at recess when they feel the magic tree house calling them. They sneak away and are whisked off on an adventure in South Africa, where a majestic rhino needs saving! There are a swooping helicopter, strict park rangers,...

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Saving Neverland  by Abi Elphinstone

Saving Neverland

Abi Elphinstone

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"This is an adventure story, complete with winterwolves and moonpaper maps, in which a young girls journeys through a frozen Neverland to break Captain Hook's curse. But it is also a story about what it means to be young and fearless and full of hope. All of...

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Erin and Rockhammer  by Alastair (Children's author) Chisholm

Erin and Rockhammer

Alastair (Children's author) Chisho...

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"When Erin and her dragon Rockhammer get into a fight with another dragonseer, they're sent away to Stillness. There they discover the Solace Stone, a magical object that creates calm. In the peace of Stillness, Erin almost forgets that she can't summon her...

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A spoonful of spying  by Sarah Todd Taylor

A spoonful of spying

Sarah Todd Taylor

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"Baker by day, spy by night -Alice Eclair leads an exciting double life! A fast-paced adventure full of daring action and delicious cakes! Inventors and artists from all nations have gathered in Paris for the World Fair. All eyes are on the aeroplane...

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Albi the Glowing Cow Boy  by Georgia Byng

Albi the Glowing Cow Boy

Georgia Byng

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"On a quiet farm in a frosty England, under the glowing light of a magical milk moon, a boy calf is born. His name is Albi, and he has no idea how extraordinary he is going to be. Several miles away lives a human boy called Rufus. Rufus is extraordinary in his...

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There's a beast in the basement!  by Pamela Butchart

There's a beast in the basement!

Pamela Butchart

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"Chaos and mayhem reign as Izzy and her friends take on another hilarious (mis)adventure. There's no such thing as an ordinary day at school when they're around... Izzy and her friends overhear their head teacher talking about "missing treasure" and "running...

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Loch Ness adventure  by Anh Do

Loch Ness adventure

Anh Do

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"Pow Pow and the team are back for another hilarious adventure, with a special appearance from Ninja Kid! Hello, it's me - Pow Pow Pig! Me and the Z team are on a mission to save the world! But first we need to rescue the Loch Ness Monster from being hunted!...

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The bubble gum blob  by Andres Miedoso

The bubble gum blob

Andres Miedoso

Book

"The candy at Kersville Elementary School is usually sweet. But when a brand-new type of bubble gum gets passed around, Desmond and Andres find themselves in a very sticky situation. Because the bubble gum blob bites back!"--Publisher's description.

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Whale tale  by Louise Shaw

Whale tale

Louise Shaw

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''A stranded baby whale. Mermaids trapped in stone. Will Merrilyn be able to save them when danger stalks the depths of Caroline Bay? Eleven-year-old Merrilyn Taylor resents her holiday plans being wrecked. Instead of big city fun in Wellington, her parents...

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Eva in the band  by Rebecca Elliott

Eva in the band

Rebecca Elliott

Book

"When a band drops out of Battle of the Bands Eva and her friends decide to form a band of their own, and when a secret singer joins the chorus it really sounds good, but she flies away before anyone can identify her"--Publisher's description.

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Free fall  by David Wiesner

Free fall

David Wiesner

Book

A young boy dreams of daring adventures in the company of imaginary creatures inspired by the things surrounding his bed.

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The hollow boy  by Jonathan Stroud

The hollow boy

Jonathan Stroud

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"A massive outbreak of supernatural Visitors is baffling Scotland Yard and causing protests throughout London. There are reports of many new hauntings. including a house where bloody footprints are appearing, and a department store full of strange sounds and...

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Catching the velociraptor  by Rex Stone

Catching the velociraptor

Rex Stone

Book

"Travel back in time on a prehistoric journey to the world of the dinosaurs! Dive into an exciting Jurassic world and travel back in time with the Dinosaur Club. These character-driven dinosaur books explore different dinosaur species through a thrilling...

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The science of being angry  by Nicole Melleby

The science of being angry

Nicole Melleby

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"Joey is angry, all the time. And she doesn't understand why. She has two loving moms, a supportive older half brother, and, as a triplet, she is never without company. But there was the time she threw a soccer ball, hard, at a boy in gym class and bruised his...

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The Ancient Egypt sleepover  by Stephen Davies

The Ancient Egypt sleepover

Stephen Davies

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"Mo has won a very special prize, an Ancient Egypt sleepover in a museum. But he has no clue how dangerous it will be. With a mystery to solve, codes to crack and priceless treasure to save, one thing is sure: Mo will not be getting any sleep...

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River  by Erin Hunter

River

Erin Hunter

Book

"The dawn of a new age is upon the warrior Clans, but when tragedy strikes RiverClan, one young medicine cat must use her gift to prevent the Clans' newfound peace from descending into chaos"--Publisher's description.

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A baker's guide to robber pie  by Caitlin Sangster

A baker's guide to robber pie

Caitlin Sangster

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"Evie Baker, storyteller, yearns for adventure, so she ventures into the Old Forest hoping to catch a Fel and compel it to use its magic to grant her wish; instead she stumbles into a nest of robbers and has to be rescued by the Queen's Guard--but maybe it is...

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The chronicles of Deltovia  by Olivia Jaimes

The chronicles of Deltovia

Olivia Jaimes

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"Three middle school girls-Misha, June, and Ollie-know their epic fantasy story could be the next Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones. The only holdup is they have to write it first. But that's a trifling concern: they've bought a $1.99 composition notebook,...

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Whadayamean  by John Burningham

Whadayamean

John Burningham

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When God sees what a mess has been made of the world, God gets two children to convince everyone, especially the industrialists, the religious leaders and the military, to help make it the lovely place it was meant to be. Suggested level: primary.

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Spell sweeper  by Lee Edward Födi

Spell sweeper

Lee Edward Födi

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"Most students at Dragonsong Academy spend their days practicing spells and wielding wands, but after flunking her sixth-grade standardized tests, Cara Moone is on the fast track to becoming a MOP (a.k.a. Magical Occurrence Purger). See, when a real wizard...

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Amelia Bedelia hops to it  by Herman Parish

Amelia Bedelia hops to it

Herman Parish

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"Spring has finally sprung! Amelia Bedelia loves the warm weather, the flowers in bloom, and all the new baby animals in her town. Best of all, Amelia Bedelia and her class will be hatching chicks in her science class. But when the incubator breaks and there's...

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The invisible dog  by Dick King-Smith

The invisible dog

Dick King-Smith

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"Jane wants a dog but for a long time she has to make do with an imaginary friend called Henry, a Great Dane. Eventually she gets a real live Henry but there's always a suspicion that the old lady Mrs Garrow has had a hand in the whole affair"--Publisher's...

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