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My first vegetables  by Julie Bhosale

My first vegetables

Julie Bhosale

Picture book

"Introducing your baby to the wonderful world of vegetables right from the start with bright colours and nutrition benefits explained in a nice simple way. With beautiful illustrations of her three boys, along with fun vegetable images, Dr Julie has....

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A perfect day  by Sarah S. Brannen

A perfect day

Sarah S. Brannen

Picture book

A seagull is enjoying a perfect day until a disagreeable crab comes along, but by sunset, they have discovered what really makes a day perfect.

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Twinkle's fairy pet day  by Katharine Holabird

Twinkle's fairy pet day

Katharine Holabird

Picture book

From the acclaimed author of the beloved Angelina Ballerina series comes the third glittery picture book about a feisty little fairy who gets a pet dragon! Twinkle has always wanted a pet so she's thrilled when Fairy Godmother grants her and her friends...

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Colours in the garden  by Kat Macleod

Colours in the garden

Kat Macleod

Picture book

Explore the joys of different colours in this board book for babies and toddlers. Discover your colours in an adventure through the garden, meeting bugs, leaves and blooms along the way. This Kat Macleod Early Learner explores a new colour on every p...

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A last goodbye  by Elin Kelsey

A last goodbye

Elin Kelsey

Picture book

This book explores the death of a loved one through the parallel experiences of other species of animals, similar to Elin's treatment of nature in You Are Stardust and problem-solving in Wild Ideas. As with Elin's previous picture books, A Last Goodbye...

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Click, clack, good night  by Doreen Cronin

Click, clack, good night

Doreen Cronin

Picture book

Farmer Brown puts the other animals to bed but gives up on Duck, who sets out to find just the right spot--and snack--to help him sleep.

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The paper boat  by Thao Lam

The paper boat

Thao Lam

Picture book

Thao Lam's family came to Canada as refugees during the Vietnam War. When Thao started thinking about how to tell this story, she couldn't stop thinking about ants: small, seemingly insignificant creatures who are able to travel amazingly long distan...

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Crossings  by Katy Duffield

Crossings

Katy Duffield

Book

A non-fiction exploration of animal crossings built by animal lovers around the world to help animals cross over, under, around, and through human construction.

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Pete the cat  by Kim Dean

Pete the cat

Kim Dean

Picture book

When his friends are less than impressed by the crayon portraits he draws of them, Pete the cat begins doubting his artistic abilities before reconnecting with his unfailingly creative, groovy spirit and the realization that there are no mistakes in ...

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夢みるジェイク  by 葉祥明

夢みるジェイク

葉祥明

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赤毛のアン  by 葉祥明

赤毛のアン

葉祥明

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星の王子さま  by 葉祥明

星の王子さま

葉祥明

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星空のジェイク  by 葉祥明

星空のジェイク

葉祥明

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海辺のジェイク  by 葉祥明

海辺のジェイク

葉祥明

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いろ  by Anton Poitier

いろ

Anton Poitier

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はんたいことば  by Anton Poitier

はんたいことば

Anton Poitier

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あいってなに? = What is love?  by マットかずこ

あいってなに? = What is love?

マットかずこ

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加油! 不要放棄!  by 袁妙霞

加油! 不要放棄!

袁妙霞

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你做我做大家做  by 袁妙霞

你做我做大家做

袁妙霞

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溫暖的春天  by 潘嘉妍

溫暖的春天

潘嘉妍

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涼爽的秋天  by 潘嘉妍

涼爽的秋天

潘嘉妍

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炎熱的夏天  by 潘嘉妍

炎熱的夏天

潘嘉妍

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寒冷的冬天  by 潘嘉妍

寒冷的冬天

潘嘉妍

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看不见的空间  by 青山邦彦

看不见的空间

青山邦彦

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错位的建筑结构  by 青山邦彦

错位的建筑结构

青山邦彦

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变化的设计图  by 青山邦彦

变化的设计图

青山邦彦

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花木兰  by 朱杰

花木兰

朱杰

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我不是胆小鬼  by 徐志原

我不是胆小鬼

徐志原

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我文弱的鸡爸爸  by 王文华

我文弱的鸡爸爸

王文华

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小青闹端午  by 王文华

小青闹端午

王文华

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蹦蹦虎过元宵  by 王文华

蹦蹦虎过元宵

王文华

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大嘴龙牵红线  by 王文华

大嘴龙牵红线

王文华

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兔子家的儿童节  by 王文华

兔子家的儿童节

王文华

Picture book

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我也可以很自信  by 金敬玉

我也可以很自信

金敬玉

Picture book

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Harry and the guinea pig  by Nancy (Nancy R.) Lambert

Harry and the guinea pig

Nancy (Nancy R.) Lambert

Picture book

Harry, the mischievous white dog with black spots, loves being the centre of attention. But when the neighbour's guinea pig comes to stay, Harry feels quite left out! No matter what he tries, nobody seems to notice Harry anymore. But when Harry accid...

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Smashy town  by Andrea Griffing Zimmerman

Smashy town

Andrea Griffing Zimmerman

Picture book

With a turn of his crane and a swing of his wrecking ball, Mr. Gilly knocks down the old buildings. He smashes through brick and wood. He crashes through stone and glass. Then, with a push from his bulldozer, Mr. Gilly cleans it all up to make room f...

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What's in the truck?  by Philip Ardagh

What's in the truck?

Philip Ardagh

Picture book

'Out glides a limo, as sleek as a plane. With big gleaming hubcaps as bright as champagne'. Children will delight in this silly tale of a dog prince in his truck with a very special delivery. With each page turn a new vehicle pops out of the last. This...

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ABC nature  by Nicola Edwards

ABC nature

Nicola Edwards

Picture book

From acorn to zebra dive into the alphabet of the outdoors! This tactile touch and trace book, inspired by the beauty of the natural world, will help to develop your child's vocabulary and hand-eye coordination, while encouraging a lifelong love of n...

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The last loose tooth  by Tyler Clark Burke

The last loose tooth

Tyler Clark Burke

Picture book

Lou is the last loose baby tooth, and he's just not ready to make the leap and leave the mouth...until all the other baby teeth are gone and Lou must face his fear.

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If animals gave thanks  by Ann Whitford Paul

If animals gave thanks

Ann Whitford Paul

Picture book

If animals gave thanks . . .what would they do? Raccoon would chir-chirrrr thanks for her cub. Crow would loop and swoop in the sky. And Bear would invite his friends to a bountiful feast. Across the animal kingdom, every creature would be grateful for...

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Arthur wants a balloon  by Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia

Arthur wants a balloon

Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia

Picture book

Arthur's depressed dad rushes him through the park every morning, through grey and rainy weather. Arthur just wants a balloon from the park's vendor, and Dad always says no. But one rainy morning, the balloons magically appear at their doorstep, and ...

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How to be a butterfly  by Laura Knowles

How to be a butterfly

Laura Knowles

Book

Should a butterfly be big or small? Should it be bright and bold, or perfectly pale? A joyous, imaginative, yet informative non-fiction picture book about what it takes to be a butterfly--body parts, behaviour and life cycle--with the underlying message...

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The lights & types of ships at night  by Dave Eggers

The lights & types of ships at night

Dave Eggers

Picture book

You may have heard of ships. You may have also heard of the sea and the night. But did you realize there's nothing more beautiful than a ship and its lights on the sea at night? In warm and witty prose, this book asks the reader to consider the splendor...

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Merry Christmas Gus  by Chris Chatterton

Merry Christmas Gus

Chris Chatterton

Picture book

Christmas... The season of laughter, good food, games and funny jumpers. But not when you're a grumpy dog like Gus. Gus doesn't like Christmas at all. But can a little bit of Christmas kindness change his mind?

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Baby loves yoga  by Jennifer Eckford

Baby loves yoga

Jennifer Eckford

Picture book

B is for Breathe, C is for Cat pose, and D is for Downward dog in this beautiful ABC book designed to teach very young children the basic concepts of yoga. Baby Loves is a new range of giftable preschool ABC books that taps into the trends that matte...

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Baby loves vegan  by Jennifer Eckford

Baby loves vegan

Jennifer Eckford

Picture book

C is for Coconut, O is for Organic, and P is for Plants in this beautiful ABC book designed to teach very young children the basic concepts of veganism. Baby Loves is a new range of giftable preschool ABC books that taps into the trends that matter. ...

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Unicorn's birthday  by Lucy Golden

Unicorn's birthday

Lucy Golden

Picture book

It's Unicorn's birthday! Everyone is having fun, but Unicorn wishes that it would stop raining so that they can have the party outside. Will Unicorn's wish come true?

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Attack of the Underwear Dragon  by Scott Rothman

Attack of the Underwear Dragon

Scott Rothman

Picture book

When a dragon wearing very large underwear threatens the kingdom the Knights of the Round Table run away, leaving Sir Percival's young assistant, Cole, to face the beast.

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Wolf girl  by Jo Loring-Fisher

Wolf girl

Jo Loring-Fisher

Picture book

Sophy doesn't know how to fit in. She tries to talk at school but the words get stuck in her throat and everyone laughs and whispers behind her back. Upset and alone, Sophy hides away in her room. But then an extraordinary thing happens… Sophy is whisked...

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From Archie to Zack  by Vincent X. Kirsch

From Archie to Zack

Vincent X. Kirsch

Picture book

Archie and Zack are inseparable, both in elementary school and outside it, but Archie is having trouble telling Zack about his love, so he writes a letter, from A. to Z.; in fact he writes a lot of letters, but they do not sound right so he hides the...

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Speak up, Molly Lou Melon  by Patty Lovell

Speak up, Molly Lou Melon

Patty Lovell

Picture book

Molly Lou's mother encouraged her to speak up when something is wrong, for those who can't, and even when it's hard, and all of that comes into play when a bully picks on a new kid at school.

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Where bone?  by Kitty Moss

Where bone?

Kitty Moss

Picture book

Balthazar's Bone is his favorite toy in the world, so when he wakes up and realizes it is missing he starts to freak out! He searches everywhere around the house, from the garden (no Bone) to the kitchen (no Bone!), and even in the bathroom--still no...

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Julia's house moves on  by Ben Hatke

Julia's house moves on

Ben Hatke

Picture book

Julia's house is restless. Julia and her family of lost creatures are ready to move on. But where will they go? And how will they get there? Don't worry--Julia has a plan for that! Julia always has a plan. But when Julia's plans all fail... What's left...

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My hair is magic!  by M. L. Marroquin

My hair is magic!

M. L. Marroquin

Picture book

This little girl knows her hair is great just as it is. When people ask, “Why is your hair so BIG?” she answers, “Why isn't yours?” Her hair is soft, it protects her, it's both gentle and fierce. While some might worry about how it's different and try...

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Grandpa's stopwatch  by Loretta Garbutt

Grandpa's stopwatch

Loretta Garbutt

Picture book

A sensitive portrayal of loss and grief, told through a grandchild's inheritance of a stopwatch that belonged to Grandpa. In this touching debut picture book about the loss of a beloved grandfather, author Loretta Garbutt explores the stages of grief...

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Taking time  by Jo Loring-Fisher

Taking time

Jo Loring-Fisher

Picture book

A young girl takes time to celebrate the sights and sounds around her, including her dog's soft fur, a flock of birds that passes by, waving blossoms on a tree, and the sound of the sea in a seashell.

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Jim Henson's Labyrinth  by Luke Flowers

Jim Henson's Labyrinth

Luke Flowers

Picture book

Relive Jim Henson's classic film LABYRINTH in a storybook that moves through the alphabet. It's a retelling that's perfect for new and returning fans!

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Fox  by Isabel Thomas

Fox

Isabel Thomas

Book

In the frost-covered forest of early spring, fox is on a mission to find food for her three cubs. As they grow, she teaches them how to survive in the wild. Until one day, fox dies. Her body goes back to earth and grass and air, nourishing the world around...

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Count on me  by Miguel Tanco

Count on me

Miguel Tanco

Picture book

A young girl sees the world differently in this picture book celebration of math. Everyone has a passion. For some, it's music. For others, it's art. For our heroine, it's math. When she looks around the world, she sees math in all the beautiful things:...

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The great big poop party  by Samantha Berger

The great big poop party

Samantha Berger

Picture book

Julian's birthday is fast approaching. For his party, his parents promise he can have any theme he wants. Maybe superheroes or skateboards? Dinosaurs or dogs? But Julian has another idea. He wants a poop party. With his family's help, Julian throws t...

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The twelve days of Christmas ; by Alex T. Smith

The twelve days of Christmas ;

Alex T. Smith

Picture book

Grandma's presents may start off sensible - a partridge is easy enough to take care of - but her generosity soon gets wildly out of hand. The Twelve Days of Christmas: Or Grandma is Overly Generous is a Christmas book of escalating chaos! A hilarious...

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How mamas love their babies  by Juniper Fitzgerald

How mamas love their babies

Juniper Fitzgerald

Picture book

Mamas work in different ways to take care of their babies, but everything they do is because of love.

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Yoga baby  by Amanda Flinn

Yoga baby

Amanda Flinn

Picture book

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal the fun a mother and baby have throughout their day as one practices yoga and the other reaches, bends, and rocks with her. Includes tips for incorporating yoga practice into daily life with a young child...

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Our world is whole  by Gail Bush

Our world is whole

Gail Bush

Picture book

Illustrations and rhythmic text affirm a young girl's belief that everyone in the world is connected, from relatives far and near, to her chatty neighbor, to her family cat, to herself.

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Mara the space traveler  by An Leysen

Mara the space traveler

An Leysen

Picture book

Mara's biggest wish is to become an astronaut -- to discover new planets. Sometimes dreams and wishes come true ... She lands on the most beautiful planet she has ever seen. But the planet is in trouble and only Mara can help. A wonderful space adventure...

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Wibbly Pig picks a pet  by Mick Inkpen

Wibbly Pig picks a pet

Mick Inkpen

Picture book

If you could have any pet at all, what would you choose? Wibbly Pig and Scruffy Pig are worried that Big Pig's sister's friend will choose a really boring rabbit at the pet shop. Surely an elephant, a bear or a dinosaur would be much more exciting?

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Children make terrible pets  by Peter Brown

Children make terrible pets

Peter Brown

Picture book

When Lucy, a young bear, discovers a boy lost in the woods, she asks her mother if she can have him as a pet, only to find him impossible to train.

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Where is baby's belly button?  by Karen Katz

Where is baby's belly button?

Karen Katz

Picture book

Where are baby's hands? Under the bubbles. Where are baby's eyes? Under her hat! Children will enjoy lifting the flaps as they search for Baby's eyes, mouth, belly button, and more!

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Row, row, row your boat  by Yu-Hsuan Huang

Row, row, row your boat

Yu-Hsuan Huang

Picture book

This new series of bright, slider board books featuring perennially popular nursery rhymes bursts with energy and cheering illustrations. Each book also comes with five slider mechanisms, and both an instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme...

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The cute penguin  by Gabriel Evans

The cute penguin

Gabriel Evans

Picture book

Once there was a drawing of a penguin. It was the cutest penguin ever. The penguin knew he was cute. And he didn't like it one bit. The penguin doesn't just want to be cute - he wants to look like a REAL penguin. But is there anything a drawing can do...

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Tap the magic tree  by Christie Matheson

Tap the magic tree

Christie Matheson

Picture book

Invites the reader to tap, rub, touch, and wiggle illustrations to make an apple tree bloom, produce fruit, and lose its leaves.

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The Octonauts & the great ghost reef

The Octonauts & the great ghost reef

Picture book

Hello Kitty meets Star Trek under the sea! Dive in for adventure with these much-loved picture book characters. The Octonauts are a crew of cute animals who love to explore the big blue ocean. From their underwater base, the Octopod, the eight intrepid...

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Together  by Jane Chapman

Together

Jane Chapman

Picture book

Hidden under shady leaves, a tiny face peeps out. Silent. Alone. But out in the world, friendship awaits. And there is joy to be found... together.

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Plant and grow  by Patricia Hegarty

Plant and grow

Patricia Hegarty

Picture book

Babies will love learning all about how things grow in this interactive touch and trace book. Features a surprise lift-the-flap ending!

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We're going on a bear hunt

We're going on a bear hunt

Picture book

Follow the path and get learning with this first alphabet adventure based on the best-loved world of the Bear Hunt film. Use your finger to trace each letter shape and learn all about letters and words in this first alphabet adventure. With easy to f...

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Meet Cory Carson.

Meet Cory Carson.

Picture book

Ride along the winding streets of Bumperton Hills as you meet all of the cars in Cory's neighborhood. From Cory to Chrissy, this delightful book is filled with things that go!

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Let's play, Happy Giraffe!  by Georgiana Deutsch

Let's play, Happy Giraffe!

Georgiana Deutsch

Picture book

Join a brave lion, a playful flamingo and a very happy group of friends as they discover a world of colours and feelings! With fun felt tabs on every page, this is the perfect book for bright little learners.

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