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Kids nonfiction new titles

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Have a flick through our fascinating collection of new nonfiction books for kids. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Le'o o e Pasifiki = Voices of the Pacific

Le'o o e Pasifiki = Voices of the Pacific

Book

"Story is vital. It carries the collective experience of humanity and expresses and shapes who we are. When our own four children were pre-schoolers, nearly all children’s books were Pālangi-centric. I couldn’t find any that included Tongan characters,...

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Polar bears  by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Polar bears

Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to the threats to and protections for polar bears. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"--

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Harriet's ruffled feathers  by Joy McCullough

Harriet's ruffled feathers

Joy McCullough

After learning about the millions of birds dying for their feathers, Harriet starts the Massachusetts Audubon Society, dedicated to the conservation and protection of birds. Includes instructions on birdwatching and how to make pretend binoculars.

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Gray wolves  by Al Albertson

Gray wolves

Al Albertson

A long howl rises over the dark forest. It is a gray wolf calling for its pack! Gray wolves are intelligent creatures whose bodies and behaviors are adapted to thrive in the forest biome. This title features low-level text and striking photos to take...

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Greta Thunberg  by Elizabeth Neuenfeldt

Greta Thunberg

Elizabeth Neuenfeldt

Audio CD

"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to Greta Thunberg. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"--Provided by publisher" --

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Bald eagles  by Chris Bowman

Bald eagles

Chris Bowman

Bald eagles can be seen soaring high in the sky in search of food. After spotting a potential meal, they swoop down to grab the prey with their powerful talons. Learn more about these iconic birds in this title for young students.

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P is for pterodactyl  by Raj Haldar

P is for pterodactyl

Raj Haldar

Turning the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, P is for Pterodactyl is perfect for anyone who has ever been stumped by silent letters or confused by absurd homophones. This whimsical, unique book takes silent letter entries like "K is ...

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Tales of East Africa  by Jamilla Okubo

Tales of East Africa

Jamilla Okubo

Book

"A collection of folktales from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania"--Publisher's description.

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Tales of Japan  by Kotaro Chiba

Tales of Japan

Kotaro Chiba

Book

"By turns terrifying, exhilarating, and poetic, this collection of traditional Japanese folktales conjures monsters, ghosts, samurai, and princesses. Fifteen stories transport readers back to a time of adventure and enchantment, and each one is paired...

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Bright new world  by Cindy Forde

Bright new world

Cindy Forde

Book

"A new take on environmental and social awareness that focuses on the amazing possible future rather than just the negatives, in order to inspire children to take action against climate change, poverty, inequality and pollution. Bright New World is a...

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My very important Earth encyclopedia  by Andrea Mills

My very important Earth encyclopedia

Andrea Mills

Book

"This exciting introduction to Earth is brimming with explosive volcanoes, incredible habitats, and world-saving ideas. From Earth's inner core to the thinnest air at the edge of the atmosphere, get ready for a round-the-world adventure... Dig down and...

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An anthology of aquatic life  by Sam Hume

An anthology of aquatic life

Sam Hume

Book

"Dive into the wondrous world of water and discover the stories of more than 100 incredible aquatic lifeforms. From the deepest, widest ocean to the tiniest puddle, this beautiful compendium takes young readers on an enthralling journey through the a...

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Our world in pictures  by Kim Bryan

Our world in pictures

Kim Bryan

Book

"This comprehensive children's encyclopedia is a treasure trove of facts, showing you the world one object at a time. From animals to the internet, and from pandemics to global warming, this children's encyclopedia is packed with everything you need to...

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Human kindness  by John Francis

Human kindness

John Francis

Book

"Around the globe and since the first humans walked the Earth, kindness has been an important part of how people live. We care for the sick, feed the hungry, save others in danger, speak up when we see someone treated unfairly, and listen with compassion...

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Annual. 3

Annual. 3

Book

A unique, entertaining miscellany of all-new material for 9-13 year olds in one beautifully presented package. Alongside familiar names (Paul Beavis, Giselle Clarkson, Ant Sang, Gavin Bishop, Kimberly Andrews, Tim Denee, Johanna Knox, Dylan Horrocks,...

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Ko e pongipongi fo'ou  by Emeli Sione

Ko e pongipongi fo'ou

Emeli Sione

Book

Tongan version of A New Dawn Story: Emeli Sione shares her Dawn Raid story to help us understand the real impact of this dark time in our history. With valuable lessons for all New Zealanders, A New Dawn provides us with hope on our journeys of equal...

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原来这也是知识. by Matthew Morgan

原来这也是知识.

Matthew Morgan

Book

这本书里全都是各种各样稀奇古怪、不可思议的冷知识。动物、植物、历史、太空、人文、英语……多种主题,五花八门。你知道哪些鸟不会飞吗?你知道有哪些好玩儿的英文绕口令吗?不要小看这些奇奇怪怪的知识,它们可以带给你惊讶、惊喜、幽默和智慧。翻开这本绝不会让你感到无聊的好奇心手册,你会知道,大事、小事、奇事、怪事,所有都是重要的知识!.

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原来这也是知识. by Dominique Enright

原来这也是知识.

Dominique Enright

Book

这本书里全都是各种各样稀奇古怪、不可思议的冷知识。动物、植物、历史、太空、人文、英语……多种主题,五花八门。你知道哪些鸟不会飞吗?你知道有哪些好玩儿的英文绕口令吗?不要小看这些奇奇怪怪的知识,它们可以带给你惊讶、惊喜、幽默和智慧。翻开这本绝不会让你感到无聊的好奇心手册,你会知道,大事、小事、奇事、怪事,所有都是重要的知识!.

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原来这也是知识. by Guy Macdonald

原来这也是知识.

Guy Macdonald

Book

这本书里全都是各种各样稀奇古怪、不可思议的冷知识。动物、植物、历史、太空、人文、英语……多种主题,五花八门。你知道哪些鸟不会飞吗?你知道有哪些好玩儿的英文绕口令吗?不要小看这些奇奇怪怪的知识,它们可以带给你惊讶、惊喜、幽默和智慧。翻开这本绝不会让你感到无聊的好奇心手册,你会知道,大事、小事、奇事、怪事,所有都是重要的知识!.

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智商的秘密 = Intelligence  by Florence Pinaud

智商的秘密 = Intelligence

Florence Pinaud

Book

在这本简单的书中,读者们将了解到与智力相关的15个问题,会知道智力究竟是怎么回事,是什么在我们头脑中负责思考并帮助我们学习,如何才能变得聪明,我们的智力是不是都一样等,本书将通过科学家的实验和数据为读者展现出大脑到底是如何工作等问题的答案.

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越问越聪明  by Jay Ingram

越问越聪明

Jay Ingram

Book

来自加拿大的“探究式科普教育”引导孩子学习科学概念、发展探究能力、获得应用能力,从知识中心到科学素养,提升科学思维、探索思维、创新思维三大思维能力。.

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神奇动物园. by Florian Lucas

神奇动物园.

Florian Lucas

Book

全书按海滩、海岸、海底、北极浮冰等地理方位,介绍不同海洋动物的行为习性和生活特征,你将见识多变的气候和地理环境,观察不同地域的动物习性和特征,思考每一个物种生存的奥秘。

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1、2、3,运动吧  by Françoise Laurent

1、2、3,运动吧

Françoise Laurent

Book

那么我们的骨骼如何运动呢?通过关节、韧带、肌肉和肌腱!了解骨骼,才能更好地了解您的身体!

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玩转科学  by 方怡

玩转科学

方怡

Book

《玩转科学:游戏中的科学和知识》精选了250多个简单易做、妙趣横生的科学小游戏,这些小游戏涵盖了各个方面的科学知识,内容涉及各学科领域,将科学知识蕴含在有趣的游戏中,寓教于乐。它们不仅妙趣横生,而且涉及简单易做,用的都是生活中随手可得的材料,可以让读者随时随地做游戏,是一本为广大青少年读者精心编撰的科学游戏。

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全世界优等生都在做的999个思维游戏

全世界优等生都在做的999个思维游戏

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本书精选全世界优等生都在做的近999个的思维游戏, 每一个游戏都经过了精心的选择和设计, 极具代表性和独特性, 没有枯燥的公式, 也没有难解的习题, 形式活泼, 难易有度, 趣味无穷.

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哈佛学生都在做的900个思维游戏  by 才林

哈佛学生都在做的900个思维游戏

才林

Book

本书精选了哈佛大学给学生做的900个思维游戏, 每个游戏都是哈佛大学为全方位训练学生的思维专门设计的, 从缜密思维, 发散思维, 创新思维, 逻辑思维, 综合思维等方面出发, 锻炼游戏者综合运用逻辑学, 运筹学, 心理学和概率论等多种知识的能力, 兼具挑战性, 趣味性与科学性.

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The book of bees  by Lela Nargi

The book of bees

Lela Nargi

Book

"Did you know there are blue bees and green bees? That there's one species of bee that nests in snail shells? Or that many bees don't live in hives? With more than 20,000 species of bees on Earth, there's more to bees than just honey! This book gives...

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Marcus Rashford  by Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Vegara

Marcus Rashford

Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Ve...

Book

"In this book from the highly acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Marcus Rashford, the world-famous footballer and campaigner against child hunger"--Publisher's description.

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Nature Poems for New Zealand children  by Christina G. (Christina Gillian) Ferens

Nature Poems for New Zealand children

Christina G. (Christina Gillian) Fe...

Book

"25 illustrated poems with Nature as their theme serve to deepen children's awareness and knowledge of the outdoor world - of birdlife and butterfly, of lamb and foal, of dragonfly and rainbow. Maori names included for native birds: Kotare, Tauhou, K...

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Barack Obama  by Stephen Krensky

Barack Obama

Stephen Krensky

Book

"Discover the incredible life story of Barack Obama, the first African American president of the USA. Barack Obama is famous for his meteoric rise to the presidency of the most powerful country in the world - the USA. This is the story of how he realized...

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Gaudí  by Susan B. Katz

Gaudí

Susan B. Katz

Book

"When Antoni Gaudí can't go to school like the other kids, nature becomes his teacher. Later, when he trains to be an architect in Barcelona, his headmaster wonders, is he a 'genius or a fool'? Others think he is an artistic genius who is ahead of hi...

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Around Paris  by Daniela Celli

Around Paris

Daniela Celli

Book

"Four itineraries to discover different areas of Paris. More than just a guide, it also contains stories and interesting facts to entertain you. Curiosity is a natural quality for children, which is enhanced when travelling. These little guides are i...

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Kitchen science  by Laura Minter

Kitchen science

Laura Minter

Book

"Ideal for cupboard-raiding children and budding scientists who want to inject some practical fun into their learning, this book provides a great way to explore STEM themes at home. With fizzing lemons, imploding cans, expanding gummy bears, and magic...

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Courageous creatures  by Lauren Tarshis

Courageous creatures

Lauren Tarshis

Book

"Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series tells tales of brave kids facing horrifying events. Now, she tells the true stories of several animals who faced indescribable horrors of their own- and, against all odds, survived. Real ...

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The season of giraffes  by Nicola Davies

The season of giraffes

Nicola Davies

Book

"An ultimately inspiring story of how giraffes have dealt with modern climate change, beautifully told and illustrated - and marking the launch of an exciting new series. Once, this season of rains was the season of giraffes... In this powerful pictu...

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Gross FACTopia!  by Paige Towler

Gross FACTopia!

Paige Towler

Book

"In this disgustingly marvellous world, you will discover facts about smelly sports, weird world records, rank rodents, vile Victorians, horrible medicine, gory gastronomy and more – all of which are connected in unexpected and hilarious ways! Did you...

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5 minute nature stories  by Gabby Dawnay

5 minute nature stories

Gabby Dawnay

Book

"Down by the meadow that blows wild and free. There's a world full of wonders I want you to see… Discover the interconnectedness of nature with this tabbed, non-fiction story collection. Written by science writer and poet Gabby Dawnay, each read-aloud...

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Interview with Cleopatra & other famous rulers  by Andy Seed

Interview with Cleopatra & other famous rulers

Andy Seed

Book

"Have you ever wanted to go back in time and chat to people from the past? Now you can! Intrepid author, Andy Seed, has built a time machine to discover what 10 famous rulers are really like. Find out... What was so great about Alexander the Great; Why...

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Measuring  by Hilary Koll

Measuring

Hilary Koll

Book

"Learn all about measuring with Mo the Monster and his friends in these fun first maths books for children aged 5 and up. Mo is going to the Museum of Science today on a school trip! All the monsters are very excited about seeing the sights of the museum...

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Multiplication  by Hilary Koll

Multiplication

Hilary Koll

Book

"Learn all about multiplication with Mo the Monster and his friends in these fun first maths books for children aged 5 and up. Mo and his friend Frankie are off to the seaside today! Together they're going to learn about grouping, multiplying and the...

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Inspiring inventors who are changing our future  by Hiba Noor Khan

Inspiring inventors who are changing our future

Hiba Noor Khan

Book

"Learn about 20 inspiring inventors and innovators from 20 different countries, all working to make the world a better place, as well as the amazing people who paved their way. Physics teacher Hiba Khan goes above and beyond to celebrate hidden figures...

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Poems for 7 year olds

Poems for 7 year olds

Book

"A fantastic collection of poems for 7 year olds filled with an incredible assortment of poems to dip into time and again, written by A.F Harrold. There are songs, funny poems, nonsense rhymes, word magic and poems about animals, adventure, fairy tales,...

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Artists  by Susie Hodge

Artists

Susie Hodge

Book

"Meet the cool creatives behind awe-inspiring art, with this non-fiction book for kids. Pour paint onto a canvas with Jackson Pollock, laugh along with the pranks of Hokusai, and find beauty in your self-portrait with Frida Kahlo, as you follow the stories...

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Atlas of dogs  by Frances (Children's author) Evans

Atlas of dogs

Frances (Children's author) Evans

Book

"Satisfy your canine curiosity with this who's who of dogs. This fully illustrated guide will take you on a woof-tastic journey around the world to meet over 150 weird and wonderful dog breeds - from the dapper Boston Terrier to the chirpy German Dac...

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Puffin  by Martin Jenkins

Puffin

Martin Jenkins

Book

"Everyone recognizes the puffin with its black-and-white feathers and brightly coloured bill. But how does the puffin live? What happens down in its burrow? And how on earth does it carry all those fish in its bill? Discover the amazing world of the puffin...

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Build it, win it!.

Build it, win it!.

Book

"A comprehensive, awesome and completely unauthorized guide to the game that has taken the world by storm: ROBLOX! Over 100 color pages of tips and tricks to help you become a Roblox master. This 100% unofficial guide to Roblox is jam-packed with hints,...

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My first baking book  by David (Food writer) Atherton

My first baking book

David (Food writer) Atherton

Book

"A beautifully illustrated collection of baking recipes for first cooks written by the 2019 winner of The Great British Bake Off. Learn how to bake breads, cakes, pastries and biscuits to perfection in this imaginative collection of deliciously healt...

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It's the journey not the destination  by Carl Honoré

It's the journey not the destination

Carl Honoré

Book

"40 slow adventures by boat, bike, foot and train. Take time to connect with the world as you embark on 40 slow adventures. Each of these journeys are on foot, bike, boat or train, allowing you to take in the history, absorb the landscape and meet...

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100 favourite nursery rhymes  by Felicity Brooks

100 favourite nursery rhymes

Felicity Brooks

Book

"A delightful treasury in which the worlds of Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Little Bo-Peep, The Owl and the Pussy-cat and many more well-loved characters are brought to life by Richard Johnson's enchanting illustrations. Includes traditional rhymes, ...

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A walk through the rainforest  by Martin Jenkins

A walk through the rainforest

Martin Jenkins

Book

"Tropical rainforests are amazing places. More kinds of animals and plants live in them than live anywhere else in the world. This one is in Malaysia, in Southeast Asia. Let's go and take a look... The breathtakingly-detailed illustrations are packed...

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Lore of the land  by Claire Cock-Starkey

Lore of the land

Claire Cock-Starkey

Book

"From thundering rivers to shady groves, flickering marshes to lightless caves, and from snow-capped mountains to the depths of the ocean, discover the folklore of Earth's wildest places. Stories and spirits abound in these land- and seascapes, where...

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The incredible human body tour  by Anna Brett

The incredible human body tour

Anna Brett

Book

"Hop aboard our special mini-bus for an unforgettable tour around the most fascinating destination in the entire Universe - you! In the company of our expert mini body guides, this book will get down to a microscopic level to explore all the various ...

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How everything works  by Clive Gifford

How everything works

Clive Gifford

Book

"The latest title in the popular "How Things Work" series will make the ordinary seem extraordinary. Featuring the beautifully detailed illustrations of James Gulliver Hancock, How Everything Works will take a close-up look at the world around us to ...

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A spring treasury of recipes, crafts and wisdom  by Angela Ferraro-Fanning

A spring treasury of recipes, crafts and wisdom

Angela Ferraro-Fanning

Book

"Little Country Cottage: A Spring Treasury of Recipes, Crafts and Wisdom offers nature-based crafts, bakes and gardening projects in a celebration of self-sufficient, eco-friendly, country cottage-style life. Families looking for nature-based fun away...

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Himalaya  by Soledad Romero Mariño

Himalaya

Soledad Romero Mariño

Book

"The Himalayas are probably the most magical place on Earth. About 50 million years ago, a colossal clash between India and Asia resulted in the tallest landform on earth, with 14 peaks reaching over 8,000 meters above sea levels as it journeys through...

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Lands of belonging  by Donna Amey Bhatt

Lands of belonging

Donna Amey Bhatt

Book

"This book aims to piece together the interesting, surprising, and sometimes very sad story of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Britain, and how these countries have shaped one another over the centuries. From exploring the vast empires and amazing i...

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Spooky mazes  by Inna Anikeeva

Spooky mazes

Inna Anikeeva

Graphic novel

"Explore all there is to experience at Halloween with Spooky Mazes! The fun, full-color pages contain more than 25 challenging mazes for children to complete. Each activity features a different Halloween theme to explore and new challenges to solve. Young...

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Winter mazes  by Inna Anikeeva

Winter mazes

Inna Anikeeva

Graphic novel

"Explore all there is to experience in winter with Winter Mazes! The fun, full-color pages contain more than 25 challenging mazes for children to complete. Each activity features a different winter theme to explore and new challenges to solve. Young fans...

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Before they were artists  by Elizabeth Haidle

Before they were artists

Elizabeth Haidle

Book

"Brings to life the childhood experiences of beloved artists and illustrators such as Wanda Gág, Maurice Sendak, and Jerry Pinkney. Stylish illustrations paired with small vignettes and anecdotes from the artists' early lives helps illuminate the hard...

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Leif the Lucky  by Ingri D'Aulaire

Leif the Lucky

Ingri D'Aulaire

Book

"Presents the adventures of Leif the Lucky, son of Erik the Red, who sailed with his father to Greenland and who later sailed farther west and found America"--Publisher's description.

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The world of coral reefs  by Erin Spencer

The world of coral reefs

Erin Spencer

Book

"In this illustrated book for ages 7 to 10, marine ecologist Erin Spencer provides fascinating, scientific information about coral reef and conservation work that scientists are undertaking, and solution-oriented ways kids and families can help in th...

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Surfing & watersports  by David Rafferty

Surfing & watersports

David Rafferty

Book

"This dynamic series focuses on popular sports played in Australia today. The books place particular emphasis on the sport's development within Australia, describing rules, forms of scoring, and the various levels of competition. Profiles of legendar...

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Rugby  by David Rafferty

Rugby

David Rafferty

Book

"This dynamic series focuses on popular sports played in Australia today. The books place particular emphasis on the sport's development within Australia, describing rules, forms of scoring, and the various levels of competition. Profiles of legendary...

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Swimming  by David Rafferty

Swimming

David Rafferty

Book

"Australian swimmers have won 58 Olympic gold medals in swimming, more than athletes have won in any other sport. Read about what makes a good swimming, the various competitions, the rules in the pool, and the history of swimming in Australia. Find out...

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Holiday hunt  by Margarita Kukhtina

Holiday hunt

Margarita Kukhtina

Graphic novel

"Young readers can look for snowmen, elves, reindeer, ornaments, gifts, and more holiday objects in this engaging Look & Find book! Featuring more than 900 Christmas-themed items, this exciting activity book provides hours of entertainment for childr...

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Animals  by Gareth Lucas

Animals

Gareth Lucas

Graphic novel

"Look for a pirate parrot, a croc wearing socks, and a kangaroo carrying a cake. This lively book is packed with all kinds of animals to spot, match and count and there's a little white mouse hiding in every picture. Simple text and picture prompts d...

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Find the princess  by Nicola (Illustrator) Anderson

Find the princess

Nicola (Illustrator) Anderson

Graphic novel

"Can you find all the princesses playing and hiding inside this book? Step inside and start searching now!"--Provided by publisher.

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And everything will be glad to see you

And everything will be glad to see you

Book

"A forceful, passionate and uplifting collection of poems by women and girls that is guaranteed to inspire, delight and empower. From well-loved poets, including Grace Nichols, Wendy Cope, Lucille Clifton and Christina Rossetti, to newer voices such as...

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Athletics  by David Rafferty

Athletics

David Rafferty

Book

"This dynamic series focuses on popular sports played in Australia today. With particular emphasis on the sport's development within Australia describing rules forms of scoring and the various levels of competition. Includes profiles of legendary players...

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Netball  by David Rafferty

Netball

David Rafferty

Book

"This dynamic series focuses on popular sports played in Australia today. With particular emphasis on the sport's development within Australia describing rules forms of scoring and the various levels of competition. Includes profiles of legendary players...

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Cricket  by David Rafferty

Cricket

David Rafferty

Book

"This dynamic series focuses on popular sports played in Australia today. With particular emphasis on the sport's development within Australia describing rules forms of scoring and the various levels of competition. Includes profiles of legendary players...

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A waiter in Paris  by Edward Chisholm

A waiter in Paris

Edward Chisholm

Book

"A waiter's job is to deceive you. They want you to believe in a luxurious calm because on the other side of that door...is hell. Edward Chisholm's spellbinding memoir of his time as a Parisian waiter takes you below the surface of one of the most ic...

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Jacky daydream  by Jacqueline Wilson

Jacky daydream

Jacqueline Wilson

Book

"A much-loved English children's author tells "the story of her childhood." She always wanted to write and wrote her first long story when she was nine. As an adult she was sent to work for a publishing company , then to work as a journalist before turning...

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