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A different pond  by Bao Phi

A different pond

Bao Phi

"As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's ...

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Sometimes rain  by Meg Fleming

Sometimes rain

Meg Fleming

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text celebrate the seasons of the year and the joy each one brings.

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Here and there  by Tamara Ellis Smith

Here and there

Tamara Ellis Smith

"After Ivan's parents separate, he has trouble finding joy at either of their homes until he discovers that the birds and music that he loves may be found in both places." --

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Juneteenth for Mazie  by Floyd Cooper

Juneteenth for Mazie

Floyd Cooper

Little Mazie wants the freedom to stay up late, but her father explains what freedom really means in the story of Juneteenth, and how her ancestors celebrated their true freedom.

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A place to stay  by Erin Gunti

A place to stay

Erin Gunti

"This simple, touching picture book shows readers a women's shelter through the eyes of a young girl, who, with her mother's help, uses her imagination to overcome her anxiety and adjust. Includes factual endnotes detailing various reasons people exp...

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Too many carrots  by Katy Hudson

Too many carrots

Katy Hudson

Rabbit has lots of carrots, and when he attempts take them with him when he moves in with friends--until he realizes that the best thing to do is share his carrots with all his friends.

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Remarkably you  by Pat Zietlow Miller

Remarkably you

Pat Zietlow Miller

Rhyming text encourages young readers to discover what they are good at and use it to make a difference in big ways or in small ones.

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That's what dinosaurs do  by Jory John

That's what dinosaurs do

Jory John

This is William. William is a dinosaur who loves to roar. Because, well, he's a dinosaur. But when William gets a sore throat, the doctor tells him, No roaring for a week! No roaring at the mailman or the bus driver. No roaring in line or at the park....

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Nobody hugs a cactus  by Carter Goodrich

Nobody hugs a cactus

Carter Goodrich

Hank, a cactus who is as prickly on the inside as he is on the outside, decides he wants a hug.

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Unicorn is maybe not so great after all  by Bob Shea

Unicorn is maybe not so great after all

Bob Shea

Picture book

You remember Unicorn. You know, Goat's friend? The one who can fly, make it rain cupcakes, and turn things into gold? On the first day of school, Unicorn expects to make his usual big splash. But no one pays him much attention, the other kids are much...

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The school book  by Todd Parr

The school book

Todd Parr

Picture book

Todd Parr introduces readers to all the things they can do at school.

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Superbuns!  by Diane Kredensor

Superbuns!

Diane Kredensor

Picture book

Despite what her younger sister thinks, Blossom is sure that kindness is not a superpower, until the sisters meet a fox that changes Blossom's opinion.

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The Smeds and the Smoos  by Julia Donaldson

The Smeds and the Smoos

Julia Donaldson

Picture book

The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families strongly disapprove. But peace is restored and love conquers all in this happiest of love stories. There's even a gorgeous purple...

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Peppa Pig and the Christmas play.

Peppa Pig and the Christmas play.

Picture book

As Peppa's class excitedly prepares for their Christmas play, she hopes Santa will have time to see the show.

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Adventure with monsters  by Adam Hargreaves

Adventure with monsters

Adam Hargreaves

Picture book

Little Miss Scary and her friends become stranded near a haunted house and encounter some spooky monsters including a mummy, a vampire and a werewolf! But when Mr Jelly accidentally chooses Big Foot's boot as his hiding place from the monsters, he learns...

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Curious George goes to the beach

Curious George goes to the beach

Picture book

Enjoy a day at the beach with Curious George! This storybook, featuring illustrations in the classic style of H.A. Rey, takes George on a sunny, seaside adventure. Everyone's favorite curious little monkey tries lifeguarding (he loves the tall chair ...

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Poppy and Sam's Halloween party  by Sam Taplin

Poppy and Sam's Halloween party

Sam Taplin

Picture book

Poppy and Sam are getting ready for Halloween - but where's Rusty the dog? Little children will love looking through the peep holes and following the fingertrails in this charming board book, spotting lots of the animals of Apple Tree Farm along the ...

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Forest  by Jane Ormes

Forest

Jane Ormes

Picture book

Find out the different names for mummy and daddy animals in the forest - and then lift the flap to find the babies! A striking, satisfying introduction to animal families, with screen-printed artwork from Jane Ormes and bold neon ink to capture the a...

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That's not my bat...  by Fiona Watt

That's not my bat...

Fiona Watt

Picture book

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of That's not my... with this delightfully spooky Halloween addition to the series, complete with purple holographic page edges and adorable bats with hairy ears, fluffy tummies and shiny eyes. The bright pictures and textures...

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One more time  by Nancy Loewen

One more time

Nancy Loewen

Picture book

One More Time (Bright Start) a touching new series of board books which combines sweet stories with charming illustrations to nurture emotional intelligence and develop perseverance. Whee! Whoa! Whoops! Ready to try again? One More Time introduces and...

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Peppa's Diwali  by Mandy Archer

Peppa's Diwali

Mandy Archer

Picture book

It is Diwali and Peppa and her family are learning all about this very special celebration. Mummy and Daddy Pig are cooking a feast, and Granny and Grandpa Pig bring everyone special clothes to wear. Then it's time for the party to begin!

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Baby's first Diwali  by Eleanor Bates

Baby's first Diwali

Eleanor Bates

Picture book

Celebrate Diwali with this delightful baby board book that little ones will adore. The bright and colourful images in this book are the perfect way to discover Diwali together. From the shining diyalamps that gave the festival its name, to colourful ...

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Flamingo  by Patricia Hegarty

Flamingo

Patricia Hegarty

Picture book

Discover a world of flamingos in this playful book of numbers! With bright artwork, lots of finger-holes, and a fun rhyming story, learning is brought to life!

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Untraditional you  by Mallory Belville

Untraditional you

Mallory Belville

Picture book

One couple dreams of becoming a Mommy and Daddy, but when things do not go as planned, they will stop at nothing to make their wish of having a baby come true. With the help of science and in vitro fertilization, they will finally receive the miracle...

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Christopher Pumpkin  by Sue Hendra

Christopher Pumpkin

Sue Hendra

Picture book

Meet Christopher Pumpkin - the Halloween pumpkin who doesn't want to be scary! A funny rhyming story from the authors of Supertato and the creators of Simon Sock. Christopher Pumpkin is delighted to be magicked to life by a witch - until he discovers...

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Where, oh where is Rosie's chick?  by Pat Hutchins

Where, oh where is Rosie's chick?

Pat Hutchins

Picture book

Rosie has lost her baby chick. She looks under the hen house. She looks behind the wheelbarrow. But little baby chick isn't there. But watch out Rosie - there's someone following you, and it's not just your baby chick! The funny sequel to the much-loved...

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There's a lion in my cornflakes  by Michelle (Michelle Jane) Robinson

There's a lion in my cornflakes

Michelle (Michelle Jane) Robinson

Picture book

When Dan and his brother decide to collect 100 coupons so that they can have their very own lion, they assume the task will be easy enough. How wrong can you be?! If you ever see a packet of cornflakes offering a free lion, ignore it! This is the hai...

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Big yellow digger  by Julia Jarman

Big yellow digger

Julia Jarman

Picture book

Ben and Bella are off on another adventure and, of course, all the animals want to join them. The destination this time is Australia, so the digger digs and judders, as Moose, Zebra, Rhinoceros, Mole and lots of other animals all clamber on. Even Little...

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Big blue train  by Julia Jarman

Big blue train

Julia Jarman

Picture book

Toot toot! Hold tight! Ben and Bella are off on another adventure! This time with the Big Blue Train! They set off for the seaside, with various animal friends jumping, leaping and squashing aboard along the way, but will everyone manage to squeeze on,...

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Weslandia  by Paul Fleischman

Weslandia

Paul Fleischman

Picture book

Wesley's garden produces a crop of huge, strange plants which provide him with clothing, shelter, food, and drink, thus helping him create his own civilization and changing his life.

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Don't forget the bacon!  by Pat Hutchins

Don't forget the bacon!

Pat Hutchins

Picture book

A young boy sets out to do the shopping determined to remember his simple list but as the sights and sounds of town distract him he finds himself in a terrible muddle.

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Rosie's walk  by Pat Hutchins

Rosie's walk

Pat Hutchins

Picture book

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My turn, your turn  by Nancy Loewen

My turn, your turn

Nancy Loewen

Picture book

Malik and Cora both want to fly the same toy plane. Watch frustration give way to joy as they try the sharing game proposed by their teacher. With simple stories and engaging illustrations, the Bright Start series of board books opens conversations a...

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Stanley's train  by William Bee

Stanley's train

William Bee

Picture book

Peep! Peep! All aboard Stanley’s Train in this brand-new adventure! Stanley is taking Little Woo, Sophie and Benjamin somewhere special for the day. He prepares the train early in the morning and then, with a chuff, chuff, chuffety-chuff they're off!...

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The suitcase  by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

The suitcase

Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Picture book

When a weary stranger arrives one day, with only a suitcase, everyone is full of questions. Why is he here? Where has he come from? And just what is in the suitcase? A story full of heart, hope and kindness about how we treat those in need.

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Beth and the bracelets  by Jessica Falconer

Beth and the bracelets

Jessica Falconer

Picture book

"Beth ran and ran. Under Miss Sam's desk was a small place the right size. It was a good space for disappearing in. If she could get to her class room, she would be all right. ... Beth and the bracelets delves into the classroom politics of girls, anxiety...

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Sina  by Leilua Pulotu

Sina

Leilua Pulotu

Picture book

"A gripping story of mother bird Sina and her children ‘Ilai and Tala and their adventures, beautifully told in Samoan and English. It starts with Sina’s journey home where Tala and Ilai are waiting for their mother. Sina had been out collecting food...

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Rabbit and the motorbike  by Kate Hoefler

Rabbit and the motorbike

Kate Hoefler

Picture book

Rabbit lives, happy and content, in a wheat field, never venturing outside its bounds; but he enjoys old Dog's stories of life on the road with his motorbike--so when Dog dies and leaves Rabbit his bike, Rabbit starts to feel the powerful pull of the...

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Apple cake  by Dawn Casey

Apple cake

Dawn Casey

Picture book

In this simple rhyming story from the author of Held in Love, a child says thank you for the gifts nature provides, from hazelnuts in the hedge to apples from the tree, eggs from the hens to milk from the cow. Eventually, the family has enough ingredients...

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Reading beauty  by Deborah Underwood

Reading beauty

Deborah Underwood

Picture book

In this version of Sleeping Beauty, told in verse, the Princess is threatened with a curse which will start with a paper cut; devastated that all her books have been taken away, she sets out with her dog, Prince, to find the fairy who cast the curse and...

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Australian fun  by Mandy Archer

Australian fun

Mandy Archer

Picture book

Peppa's holiday in Australia is full of fun things to touch and feel. Help her go surfing on a bumpy wave, then cuddle a fluffy koala!

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Hey Grandude!  by Paul McCartney

Hey Grandude!

Paul McCartney

Picture book

Meet Grandude - a super-cool, intrepid-explorer grandfather with some amazing tricks up his sleeve... Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer! With his magic compass he whisks his four grandkids off on whirlwind adventures, taking them all around the globe....

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Waiting for Wolf  by Sandra Dieckmann

Waiting for Wolf

Sandra Dieckmann

Picture book

Fox and Wolf spend all their perfect days together, talking and laughing for hours, swimming together in the big blue lake, and watching the stars come out, one by one. Until one day, Wolf is gone. A beautiful and moving picture book about learning to...

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Baby's first jailbreak  by Jim Whalley

Baby's first jailbreak

Jim Whalley

Picture book

Queues at Baby Frank's famous zoo are dwindling and there's only one person responsible . . . Meet Baby Bruce. He's greedy, fame-hungry and he's opened up a rival zoo nearby. The problem is, all the animals at Baby Bruce's zoo are unhappy. What's Baby...

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Mrs Blackhat and the ZoomBroom!  by Chloë Inkpen

Mrs Blackhat and the ZoomBroom!

Chloë Inkpen

Picture book

Mrs Blackhat the witch has a new broom. And it's not just any broom: it's a whizzy new ZoomBroom, with buttons and bleeps and its very own high-tech app! But when the battery on the ZoomBroom starts to run low, Mrs Blackhat discovers that while technology...

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The Berenstain Bears  by Mike Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears

Mike Berenstain

Picture book

Sometimes you get up on the wrong side of the bed. But the cubs learn that is no excuse to be rude! Good thing Mama Bear is here to set the Bear family straight. And with a little laughter, everyone can find a way to all get along.

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Six sleepy mice  by Heidi Cooper Smith

Six sleepy mice

Heidi Cooper Smith

Picture book

After stuffing themselves with treats in the pantry, six furry trespassers search for a place to sleep off their excesses. Can they avoid discovery and keep the gang together? Six Sleepy Mice is a fast-paced, fun rhyming tale of adventure and comradery,...

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Meet the cadets.

Meet the cadets.

Picture book

Meet the four ace Top Wing cadets! There's Swift, the fastest cadet in the sky! Brody, a real laid back dude! Penny, a smart and fearless penguin! Rod, a funny rooster who is full of energy! At Top Wing Academy they work as a team to get the skills they...

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Double trouble!  by Sarah Dyer

Double trouble!

Sarah Dyer

Picture book

Ellis and Erin are twins, and they love to draw and climb and play but they also love looking for trouble! Will they find trouble in the kitchen or the bathroom? Maybe in their bedroom, or outside in their garden? Follow the twins on a fun-filled jou...

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Be thankful, Pout-pout fish  by Deborah Diesen

Be thankful, Pout-pout fish

Deborah Diesen

Picture book

Gobble! Gobble! It’s Thanksgiving under the sea, and Mr. Fish has much to be grateful for. Toddlers will love swimming along with the pout-pout fish as he turns little pouts into big smiles in this original board book.

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Richard Scarry's busy busy construction site. by Richard Scarry

Richard Scarry's busy busy construction site.

Richard Scarry

Picture book

Little builders will love putting on their hard hats and heading to work alongside huge dump trucks, gigantic bulldozers, powerful ditch-diggers, and more!

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Richard Scarry's busy busy cars and trucks. by Richard Scarry

Richard Scarry's busy busy cars and trucks.

Richard Scarry

Picture book

Unavailable for nearly two decades, this action-packed board book featuring an array of vehicles from the one and only Scarry is back in print in celebration of Scarry's 100th birthday.

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Not quite Snow White  by Ashley Franklin

Not quite Snow White

Ashley Franklin

Picture book

Tameika is excited to audition for the school's Snow White musical, but when she overhears her classmates say she is too tall, chubby, and brown to play Snow White, she questions whether she is right for the part.

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Winnie and Wilbur  by Valérie Thomas

Winnie and Wilbur

Valérie Thomas

Picture book

When Winnie and Wilbur discover life in miniature, the bugs in their garden suddenly seem very big indeed. It's the start of an exciting safari. But when excitement turns to survival, mini Winnie and tiny Wilbur would rather be their rightful size ag...

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Franklin and Luna and the book of fairytales  by Jen Campbell

Franklin and Luna and the book of fairytales

Jen Campbell

Picture book

It's Franklin's birthday! Luna and all the villagers are planning a surprise party, and Franklin's family are visiting from the moon. While the party is being set up, Luna takes Franklin book shopping. They find a padlocked book of fairy tales, which...

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Llama Llama happy birthday!  by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama happy birthday!

Anna Dewdney

Picture book

It's Llama Llama's birthday, and he can't wait to celebrate with his friends! But they all seem to be busy. Or are they avoiding him? Llama Llama doesn't understand what's going on, and feels left out. Llama Llama might be in for his biggest surprise...

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Pete the Cat and the perfect pizza party  by Kim Dean

Pete the Cat and the perfect pizza party

Kim Dean

Picture book

It's a party, a party, a perfect pizza party! That's what Pete thinks as he piles the pie high with his favorite topping-pepperoni. But then his friends come over and add their own toppings to the pizza. Will Pete's perfect pizza be ruined? There's only...

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Abigail  by Catherine Rayner

Abigail

Catherine Rayner

Picture book

Abigail loves to count. It is her very favourite thing. But when she tries counting Zebra's stripes and Cheetah's spots, they just won't sit still.

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Willy's pictures  by Anthony Browne

Willy's pictures

Anthony Browne

Picture book

Willy's pictures look like great works of art, but not quite. Willy has added himself and his friends to famous paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso and many more. Delight in Willy's portfolio, then open the fold-out pages to see the original pictures...

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Bigger words for little geniuses  by Sue Patterson

Bigger words for little geniuses

Sue Patterson

Picture book

Kids are never too young to start learning! With big, fun-to-say words for every letter of the alphabet, this book will deliver read-aloud laughs while teaching something new to both parent and child. Do you know your gnashnabb from your widdershins?...

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Skulls!  by Blair Thornburgh

Skulls!

Blair Thornburgh

Picture book

You probably don’t think much about skulls. So what’s the big deal about them? Well, every head of every person you’ve ever seen has a skull inside. And that includes YOU! This smart, skull-positive story cheerfully dispels any fears kids might have ...

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Mama's work shoes  by Caron Levis

Mama's work shoes

Caron Levis

Picture book

Perry loves the sounds of all of her mother's shoes, but when a new pair appears, signaling Mama's return to work, Perry becomes very upset.

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Look!  by Robie H. Harris

Look!

Robie H. Harris

Picture book

Look! Babies! Babies' bodies from their heads to their toes.

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Bernard makes a splash!  by Lisa Stickley

Bernard makes a splash!

Lisa Stickley

Picture book

Will Bernard ever get over his nerves and show everyone what he can do? Bernard has been the swimming pool manager for a long time, and practices his diving at night when no one else is around. When his swimming pool holds a contest for high-diving hounds...

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What will you dream of tonight?  by Frances Stickley

What will you dream of tonight?

Frances Stickley

Picture book

A stunningly beautiful and warm-hearted story about the magic of dreams. What will you dream of tonight? Will it be a midnight balloon ride, sailing on the tail of a whale or swinging through the leaves on a jungle trapeze? This dreamy, sumptuously i...

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A stone sat still  by Brendan Wenzel

A stone sat still

Brendan Wenzel

Picture book

A Stone Sat Still tells the story of a seemingly ordinary rock - but to the animals that use it, it is a resting place, a kitchen, a safe haven... even an entire world. This is a gorgeous exploration of perspective, perception, and the passage of time,...

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Onto the farm  by Laura Baker

Onto the farm

Laura Baker

Picture book

Onto the Farm is a layered, touch-and-feel board book for pre-school children that introduces them to farmyard animals and their homes. Through a simple narrative about a cockerel waking up the farm in the morning, it shows different farm animals and...

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My hair  by Hannah Lee

My hair

Hannah Lee

Picture book

One girl's search for the BEST party hair - as demonstrated by her family and friends. My birthday's coming up so soon, I'll need new clothes to wear. But most of all, I need to know, How shall I style my hair? Will it be dreads or a twist out? Braids...

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Into the land of dinosaurs  by Laura Baker

Into the land of dinosaurs

Laura Baker

Picture book

Step into the land of dinosaurs with this exquisite, layered book that combines touch-and-feel elements and a simple narrative to introduce younger readers to dinosaurs and their main characteristics. Into the Land of Dinosaurs is a layered, touch-an...

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A first time for everything  by Tiffiny Hall

A first time for everything

Tiffiny Hall

Picture book

This is the story of my family - first-time Mum, first-time Dad, and me. I'm a first-time baby. We've never done this before... but I think it's all going smoothly. Sometimes parenthood isn't picture-perfect. But from first nappy change to first words,...

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This is the construction worker  by Laura Godwin

This is the construction worker

Laura Godwin

Picture book

Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text follow a construction worker and her crew through a day of drilling, digging, crawling, and clanging.

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My brother Otto  by Meg Raby

My brother Otto

Meg Raby

Picture book

This engaging picture book shows everyday life with little crow siblings when one of them is on the autism spectrum. My Brother Otto is a child-friendly, endearing, and fun picture book for children about the love, acceptance, and understanding a sis...

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Just breathe  by Jen Sievers

Just breathe

Jen Sievers

Picture book

Tells a story that takes children (and parents) through a simple and engaging mindfulness exercise. This introduced a wonderful way of dealing with difficult emotions and preventing anxiety.

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Too much noise  by Ann McGovern

Too much noise

Ann McGovern

Picture book

Peter complains his house is too noisy so the wise man advises him to obtain some rather unusual house guests.

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Cloudette  by Tom Lichtenheld

Cloudette

Tom Lichtenheld

Picture book

Cloudette, the littlest cloud, finds a way to do something big and important like the other clouds do.

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A is for apricat  by Mauro Gatti

A is for apricat

Mauro Gatti

Picture book

Learn the ABCs through cute, quirky mash-ups of animals and food, from Apricat to Zebrussels Sprout! A is for Apricat is a fun, creative way for kids to learn their ABCs. Combining photos of fresh fruits and vegetables with cute illustrations of anim...

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Lights on Cotton Rock  by David Litchfield

Lights on Cotton Rock

David Litchfield

Picture book

Heather is a little girl who wants to go to Outer Space, where the stars sparkle with magic and wonder. When a spaceship lands at Cotton Rock, it seems that all of her dreams have come true. But soon the alien has to leave. Will the spaceship ever come...

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Hope  by Corrine Averiss

Hope

Corrine Averiss

Picture book

Comet is Finn's dog, and his very best friend. They do everything together. But one day Comet won't get out of his basket - not even for his very favourite things! The vet tells Finn that Comet needs to stay in overnight for an operation. That evening,...

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I love my Glam-ma!  by Samantha Berger

I love my Glam-ma!

Samantha Berger

Picture book

Grandmothers go by many different names, but they are all glamorous and special in their own way, so they are all Glam-mas--especially to the children that they love, and who love them.

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How to find Egyptian treasure  by Caryl Hart

How to find Egyptian treasure

Caryl Hart

Picture book

Albie is putting the finishing touches to his sandcastle when a mysterious wind blows him all the way to Ancient Egypt! There he finds Tuti and Anka, the Pharaoh's children, and together they go on an exciting adventure to hunt for some lost treasure....

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Little Hector and the big idea  by Ruth Paul

Little Hector and the big idea

Ruth Paul

Picture book

"Little Hector's fun with his friends keeps being spoilt. When it's not by dangling, tangling fishing nets, it's by a mess of plastic trash. He wants to make his bay safe again - but how will one little dolphin tackle such a big problem?"--Back cover...

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We belong together  by Todd Parr

We belong together

Todd Parr

Picture book

With child-like smiling stick figures, bold, brilliant colour and upbeat text, picture-book creator Todd Parr has captured what it means for a family to belong together.In a sensitive, kid-friendly way Parr focuses on different types of families. 'We...

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Disgusting McGrossface  by Rove McManus

Disgusting McGrossface

Rove McManus

Picture book

Who leaves MUDDY FOOTPRINTS on the floor? It's DISGUSTING MCGROSSFACE that's for sure! Who has a side of WORMS with every meal? DISGUSTING MCGROSSFACE, what's his deal? Who makes a mess, does ghastly things, is revolting and is ALWAYS to blame? Why D...

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Definitely do not open this book  by Andy Lee

Definitely do not open this book

Andy Lee

Picture book

Wizz is back, and he's up to his old tricks again. He DEFINITELY does not want you to read this book, and he'll use every trick he can think of to stop you reaching the end! What disaster awaits at the end of the book this time?This fun story will de...

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Twins  by Mike Ciccotello

Twins

Mike Ciccotello

Picture book

Being a twin is great! Sometimes our friends can’t tell us apart. A boy and his twin do everything together―leapfrog and piggyback rides, dancing and disagreeing, and everything in between! Their relationship has its ups and downs, but in the end, it’s...

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One fox  by Kate Read

One fox

Kate Read

Picture book

One famished fox with two sly eyes is on the prowl; three plump hens had better watch out! The rich, close-up illustrations take the reader to the heart of the drama in this exciting story set in a moonlit farmyard. With something different to count in...

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I'm actually really grown-up now  by Maisie Paradise Shearring

I'm actually really grown-up now

Maisie Paradise Shearring

Picture book

The grown-ups are having a party, and Meena would really love to join in but instead she's sent to bed. Only grown-ups get to stay up late. So the next day she makes a very important announcement to her parents: "I'm actually really grown-up now!" In...

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Flower Power Labradors  by Allison Langton

Flower Power Labradors

Allison Langton

Picture book

Flower Power Labradors! Come with me to shake their paws. Black and golden, chocolate brown, each one has a flower crown. These adorable pups spread happiness and joy everywhere they go with the magic of flower power! Join them on a day filled with p...

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The tallest tree house  by Elly MacKay

The tallest tree house

Elly MacKay

Picture book

Fairies Mip and Pip challenge each other to see who can build the tallest tree house by sundown, but a terrible storm soon threatens their competition.

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The watermelon seed  by Greg Pizzoli

The watermelon seed

Greg Pizzoli

Picture book

After swallowing a watermelon seed, a crocodile imagines a scary outcome.

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Little Thor gets mad  by Victoria Watson Nguyen

Little Thor gets mad

Victoria Watson Nguyen

Picture book

Little Thor is very strong. He can lift very heavy things. What happens when Little Thor gets very, very mad!

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Goldilocks and the three bears  by Sue DeGennaro

Goldilocks and the three bears

Sue DeGennaro

Picture book

A little girl named Goldilocks goes for a walk in the forest. What happens when she comes upon a house owned by three bears? Illustrated and retold by Australian children's books creator, Sue Degennaro.

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Where's Mrs Witch?  by Ingela P. Arrhenius

Where's Mrs Witch?

Ingela P. Arrhenius

Picture book

Five beautifully illustrated spreads show a series of friendly Halloween characters hiding behind bright felt flaps. And there's a mirror on the final page! A perfect book to share with very little ones. Features a skeleton, spider, vampire and witch...

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Baby touch colours

Baby touch colours

Picture book

Baby Touch- Colours is part of Ladybird's best-selling Baby Touch series, designed to help stimulate a baby's senses from birth. Encouraging interaction and play, the Baby Touch books are lots of fun for the very youngest babies, as well as toddlers....

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The same but different too  by Karl Newson

The same but different too

Karl Newson

Picture book

These children and animals are all very different to each other. Some are big, some are small. Some are gentle, some are rough. Everyone is playful, but who's the best at hiding? But one thing's certain: they all love a good bedtime story!

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Froggy picks a pumpkin  by Jonathan London

Froggy picks a pumpkin

Jonathan London

Picture book

On a class trip to the pumpkin patch, Froggy exuberantly picks a pumpkin in hopes of carving a jack-o'-lantern, making a pumpkin pie, and possibly winning a prize in his class's pumpkin-picking contest.

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Red car, green car  by Mara van der Meer

Red car, green car

Mara van der Meer

Book

Each double-page spread has illustrations of fun things associated with the colour, and a playful, rhyming narrative that children will love to join in with. Then guess what colour is coming next? Pull the tab and watch the colour of the car magically...

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Peppa goes to London  by Mandy Archer

Peppa goes to London

Mandy Archer

Picture book

Peppa and George are going on a very special day out to London! Miss Rabbit's friend, the Queen, borrows a double decker bus and takes Peppa and all her friends on a fun tour of the city's sights.

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Tim all alone  by Edward Ardizzone

Tim all alone

Edward Ardizzone

Book

One day Tim arrives back at his home by the sea. But the windows are shuttered, the doors are locked, and his parents have gone away. What strange thing could have happened? So Tim sets out on a long journey. He is determined to search the whole world...

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The snail and the whale  by Julia Donaldson

The snail and the whale

Julia Donaldson

Picture book

"Wanting to sail beyond its rock, a tiny snail hitches a ride on a big humpback whale and then is able to help the whale when it gets stuck in the sand“--Provided by publisher.

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