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Don't go there!  by Jeanne Willis

Don't go there!

Jeanne Willis

Picture book

When an alien visits from Mars, a little girl must teach him where to use the potty.

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What's that terrible growl?  by A. H. Benjamin

What's that terrible growl?

A. H. Benjamin

Picture book

Let the anticipation build with each turn of the page as it introduces another possible cause of the big Growl: a hungry, ferocious lion; a mean, ugly ogre; a ten-eyed spotting creature from outer space. But in the end, it might just be something or someone...

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Mr. Cool  by Adam Hargreaves

Mr. Cool

Adam Hargreaves

Picture book

Jack Robinson was bored. He was sick and could not go outside. Suddenly Mr. Cool arrives, and things begin to change.

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Mr. Rude  by Adam Hargreaves

Mr. Rude

Adam Hargreaves

Picture book

Mr. Rude is the rudest man you'll ever meet. When Mr. Happy notices how awful Mr. Rude is being, he sets out to teach him a lesson in etiquette.

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Brenda is a sheep  by Morag (Illustrator) Hood

Brenda is a sheep

Morag (Illustrator) Hood

Picture book

Brenda says she is a sheep, but why does she look so different from her fluffy friends? All the sheep adore Brenda. With her sharp pointy teeth and cool grey fur, she's the snazziest sheep around. But Brenda is also very hungry, and doesn't much like...

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Codzilla  by David Zeltser

Codzilla

David Zeltser

Picture book

Bertie is the BIGGEST codfish in school. He loves reading about sharks more than anything, but he's teased about his size by the littler fish in his school. When they start calling him Codzilla, he gets fed up and starts living up to the name. But when...

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When I pray for you  by Matthew Paul Turner

When I pray for you

Matthew Paul Turner

Picture book

Celebrates the dreams, hopes, and longings parents pray over their children.

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Carnival catastro-pea!  by Sue Hendra

Carnival catastro-pea!

Sue Hendra

Picture book

It's carnival time in the supermarket and the veggies are feeling festive! But someone is out to spoil the fun with a devious device that could ruin EVERYTHING. Can Supertato and the veggies stop their colourful carnival from turning into a carnival....

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Busy railway  by Joanne Byatt

Busy railway

Joanne Byatt

Picture book

"With lots to see in Busy Railway, children can have fun as they hop aboard a train, pulling and turning the tabs! Enjoy watching the steam puff out of an engine, going through a crossing and chugging along the tracks. Children will love playing with...

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Moon Cow = Chaand aur gaay  by Kyle Mewburn

Moon Cow = Chaand aur gaay

Kyle Mewburn

Picture book

When Milly the cow looks up at the moon she knows it must be lonely, so she decides to keep it company. The other cows think she's crazy, but Milly continues trying to win the moon's friendship. But this is harder than Milly thinks. After all, how do...

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The eleventh sheep = Gyaarahaveen bhed  by Kyle Mewburn

The eleventh sheep = Gyaarahaveen bhed

Kyle Mewburn

Book

"When the eleventh sheep falls out of Sian's dreams and into the real world, Sian is excited to have a new friend. Every day they play together, and at night Sian falls straight asleep with her arms around her woolly friend. But she can tell the eleventh...

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Duck & Goose  by Tad Hills

Duck & Goose

Tad Hills

Picture book

Duck and Goose learn to work together to take care of a ball, which they think is an egg.

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Princess Snowbelle and the snowstorm  by Libby Frost

Princess Snowbelle and the snowstorm

Libby Frost

Picture book

Far away, in a land that glistens white as snow, Princess Snowbelle is preparing to sing at tonight's annual winter ball and she's a little bit nervous! Luckily her pet cat Sparks and best friend Sparkleshine will be there to help. But it looks like there's...

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Let's go fishing!

Let's go fishing!

Picture book

After Mama hurts her wing, Papa invites Oona to come fishing with him, but fishing can be tricky on a windy day on Puffin Rock.

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Raam  by Narsingh K. Khalsa

Raam

Narsingh K. Khalsa

Picture book

Raam is an early reader picture book for children from toddler to first grade, it is designed to be enchanting and relaxing. The story and artwork balance universal childhood experiences with the unique traits of a child from the Sikh faith.

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I became your mama  by Mollie Huyck

I became your mama

Mollie Huyck

Picture book

There are many roads to motherhood, and many ways for a child to be born. Whether your journey involved IVF, FET, embryo donation, embryo adoption, adoption, gestational surrogacy, or traditional pregnancy, you are part of the miracle of life. Mollie...

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5 wild shapes  by Camilla Falsini

5 wild shapes

Camilla Falsini

Picture book

While colorful birds perch in the trees, heart-shaped leaves flutter in the breeze. This innovative board book uses a series of colorful spreads with sliding discs to introduce young children to basic shapes. Children can look at the animals in each ...

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I thought I saw a... lion!  by Lydia Nichols

I thought I saw a... lion!

Lydia Nichols

Book

I thought I saw a... lion! Did you? There's a lion hiding somewhere inside this book. Push and pull the sliders to see if you can find it!

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Sneaky Beak  by Tracey Corderoy

Sneaky Beak

Tracey Corderoy

Picture book

Is your bath BUBBLY enough? Is your bed BOUNCY enough? Is your cereal CRUNCHY enough? Don't delay - call Sneaky Beak TODAY for deals beyond your wildest dreams! Bear and Hamster are perfectly content until gadget-mad salesman, Sneaky Beak, arrives. But...

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Moomin's pancake picnic

Moomin's pancake picnic

Book

There's going to be a pancake picnic and everyone in Moominvalley is invited. It's time for Moomintroll to gather everyone together, but where is Little My? She loves pancakes! Little My's distinctive red dress should be easy to spot, but it turns out...

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The short and incredibly happy life of Riley  by Colin Thompson

The short and incredibly happy life of Riley

Colin Thompson

Book

Human beings live for quite a long time and for a lot of that time we are not happy. Rats live for a quite a short time and for most of that time they are very, very, very happy.

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Sunday Chutney  by Aaron Blabey

Sunday Chutney

Aaron Blabey

Picture book

Sunday Chutney has the most extraordinary life - she has lived all over the world! Of course, moving around means she's always the new kid at school and never really has a place to call home. But Sunday Chutney doesn't care about that. Or does she?

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Up, down and around  by Katherine Ayres

Up, down and around

Katherine Ayres

Picture book

A garden produces a variety of edible plants, such as corn that grows up, onions that grow down, and tomato vines that twine all around.

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Is it bedtime Wibbly Pig?  by Mick Inkpen

Is it bedtime Wibbly Pig?

Mick Inkpen

Picture book

Wibbly Pig is being his usual cheeky self, he doesn't want to go to bed, he's not tired at all! He wants to splash around in the bath, count the stairs to the bedroom and bounce around. But in the end, he snuggles in to bed and falls asleep with his ...

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Teddybears ABC  by Susanna Gretz

Teddybears ABC

Susanna Gretz

Picture book

The teddybear takes the reader through the whole alphabet, letter by letter, indulging in all their usual mischievous antics along the way, from arriving in an aeroplane to zipping off to the zoo.

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Well done, Little Bear  by Martin Waddell

Well done, Little Bear

Martin Waddell

Picture book

"Little Bear wants to go exploring. He climbs Bear Rock and bounces on the branch of the old bendy tree, all by himself. Big Bear looks on, giving help and encouragement. When Little Bear slips and falls in the stream, Big Bear is at hand to give a c...

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总算安静了  by Jill Murphy

总算安静了

Jill Murphy

Picture book

Mr. Bear spends the night searching for enough peace and quiet to go to sleep.

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一首能治愈鱼的诗  by Jean-Pierre Siméon

一首能治愈鱼的诗

Jean-Pierre Siméon

Picture book

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飞高高  by 曹益欣

飞高高

曹益欣

Picture book

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胆小狮特鲁鲁  by 冰波

胆小狮特鲁鲁

冰波

Picture book

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電梯來了  by 小輪瀬護安

電梯來了

小輪瀬護安

Picture book

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猪先生去野餐  by Keiko Kasza

猪先生去野餐

Keiko Kasza

Picture book

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最强大的勇士  by Keiko Kasza

最强大的勇士

Keiko Kasza

Picture book

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狼大叔的红焖鸡  by Keiko Kasza

狼大叔的红焖鸡

Keiko Kasza

Picture book

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秋秋找妈妈  by Keiko Kasza

秋秋找妈妈

Keiko Kasza

Picture book

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弗洛拉的小毯子  by Debi Gliori

弗洛拉的小毯子

Debi Gliori

Picture book

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不可思议的爱好  by Ronda Armitage

不可思议的爱好

Ronda Armitage

Picture book

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大海里的新朋友  by Ronda Armitage

大海里的新朋友

Ronda Armitage

Picture book

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馋猫哈密士  by Ronda Armitage

馋猫哈密士

Ronda Armitage

Picture book

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化装舞会  by Ronda Armitage

化装舞会

Ronda Armitage

Picture book

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灯塔检查员来了  by Ronda Armitage

灯塔检查员来了

Ronda Armitage

Picture book

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大肚子的麻烦  by Ronda Armitage

大肚子的麻烦

Ronda Armitage

Picture book

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诱人的午餐  by Ronda Armitage

诱人的午餐

Ronda Armitage

Picture book

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寻找备用钥匙  by Ronda Armitage

寻找备用钥匙

Ronda Armitage

Picture book

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糟糕的圣诞节?  by Ronda Armitage

糟糕的圣诞节?

Ronda Armitage

Picture book

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爸爸躲哪儿去了? = Where's dad hiding?  by Ed Allen

爸爸躲哪儿去了? = Where's dad hiding?

Ed Allen

Picture book

Where is Dad? He is too good at playing hide-and-seek. I can't find him anywhere! Dad is not at home, he's nowhere to be seen at the beach, and he's definitely not hiding in the garden. Can you see where Dad is hiding?

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Peppa the pirate  by Mandy Archer

Peppa the pirate

Mandy Archer

Picture book

Peppa and her friends are having lots of fun playing pirates at Danny Dog's house, especially when Grandad Dog takes them on a special pirate mission. Grandpa Pig's taken his golden treasure, can Peppa and her pirate pals find it?

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In the city  by Allison Black

In the city

Allison Black

Picture book

Explore the busy, bustling city and watch it come to life in this interactive adventure from Little World. Curious minds will love to explore the big city with this interactive title from Little World. Walk the bustling streets and climb towering sky...

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Another  by Christian Robinson

Another

Christian Robinson

Picture book

A young girl and her cat take an imaginative journey into another world.

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Princess Snowbelle  by Libby Frost

Princess Snowbelle

Libby Frost

Picture book

Princess Snowbelle is nervous about singing the first song at the Snow Ball, especially when her best friend, Sparkleshine, is delayed by a snowstorm.

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Oh where, oh where has my little dog gone?  by Iza Trapani

Oh where, oh where has my little dog gone?

Iza Trapani

Book

An expanded version of the traditional rhyme, in which the little dog runs away and explores the desert, mountains, and oceans before deciding that home is best. Includes music on the last page.

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Seagull & Sea Dragon  by Sydni Gregg

Seagull & Sea Dragon

Sydni Gregg

Picture book

Seagull flies through the sky and Sea Dragon swims in the ocean, each wondering about the other's home until they meet and discover their worlds are more similar than they imagined.

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Scratchie  by Maria Putri

Scratchie

Maria Putri

Picture book

Hi there, human. I'm Scratchie, the cat, and I love to scratch stuff. Let's scratch things together!

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Paper mice  by Megan Wagner Lloyd

Paper mice

Megan Wagner Lloyd

Picture book

One night, two newly-made paper mice separately explore a dark house, finding each other along the way and discovering a shared love of adventure.

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Nighttime symphony  by 1972- author. Timbaland

Nighttime symphony

1972- author. Timbaland

Picture book

Baby falls asleep to a thunderstorm in the city, where all of the sounds blend together into a lullaby.

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Goodbye, friend! Hello, friend!  by Cori Doerrfeld

Goodbye, friend! Hello, friend!

Cori Doerrfeld

Picture book

Two best friends understand that saying goodbye to one experience means saying hello to the next, but that does not make it easier when one friend has to move away.

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Touch the moon  by Phil Cummings

Touch the moon

Phil Cummings

Picture book

Neil stepped out of the module. He moved carefully down the small ladder. He reached the last step and stopped. Slowly, he placed his foot on the moon. 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for Mankind.' It's a cold day in July and on a smal...

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A father's love  by Hannah Holt

A father's love

Hannah Holt

Picture book

Throughout the animal kingdom and within snug houses, fathers express love for their children in their own unique ways. Includes facts about the animals featured.

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I love you, Daddy Pig!  by Lauren Holowaty

I love you, Daddy Pig!

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

It's just another normal day for Peppa and George. Daddy Pig takes them to the supermarket, then for lunch with Granny and Grandpa Pig, before popping in to work for a while. But super Daddy Pig makes their day anything but ordinary by adding lots of...

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Super duper you  by Sophy Henn

Super duper you

Sophy Henn

Picture book

Sometimes we are loud, sometimes we are quite, sometimes bold and clanky, sometimes soft and cuddly. Sophy Henn celebrates all the different, extraordinary and sometimes contradictory things we are in this joyful and colourful rhyming picture book. Perfect...

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The goblin and the empty chair  by Mem Fox

The goblin and the empty chair

Mem Fox

Picture book

A goblin who for many years has been hiding himself so that he does not frighten anyone finally finds a family.

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Can Cat and Bird be friends?  by Coll Muir

Can Cat and Bird be friends?

Coll Muir

Picture book

Instead of eating Bird, Cat decides that friendship is better, but will the pair find something in common?

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Look what I see  by Judi Barrett

Look what I see

Judi Barrett

Picture book

Look what I see is an inventive story that showcases the world as only Judi and Ron Barrett can see it. A study on perspective, each page asks readers what they might see in different situations--like with your eyes half shut, or upside down, or riding...

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Little cloud  by Anne (Children's fiction writer) Booth

Little cloud

Anne (Children's fiction writer) Bo...

Picture book

Once there was a dream of a cloud, waiting, hiding, in a blue sky, which became a whisper of white and grew and grew . . . Everybody loves looking at the little white cloud as it makes all sorts of interesting shapes, but one day the little cloud bec...

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Curious George  by Gina Gold

Curious George

Gina Gold

Book

George is excited to visit the zoo to see the new baby panda -- but when he's accidentally locked into the zoo at night, how will he get out? George must find a way to navigate his way out of the zoo and back home where he belongs!

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Even monsters go to school  by Lisa Wheeler

Even monsters go to school

Lisa Wheeler

Book

A grown-up monster describes in rhyming verse how monsters of all types go to school, and so must this child monster, no matter how glum about the prospect.

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Richard Scarry's Best Lowly worm book ever! by Richard Scarry

Richard Scarry's Best Lowly worm book ever!

Richard Scarry

Picture book

"The first new Richard Scarry book for over 20 years features Lowly Worm and all your favourite Scarry characters! Drawn and written by Richard Scarry and completed by his son, Huck Scarry, this beautiful book is packed with charm, humour and delight...

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Letters from Australia  by Maree Coote

Letters from Australia

Maree Coote

Picture book

A clever, colourful picture-puzzle book about Australia, featuring pictures made from the letters that spell their name. Covers every state and territory, and makes an ideal gift. Aids in letter-recognition, observation and spelling. Ingenious typogr...

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I need to wee!  by Sue Hendra

I need to wee!

Sue Hendra

Picture book

Alan the bear really needs to pee, but first must navigate several distractions and then find someplace to relieve himself.

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Who's on the loo?  by Fiona Munro

Who's on the loo?

Fiona Munro

Picture book

Knock, knock! Who's on the loo? Lift the flaps to find out in this hilarious board book featuring spotty, stripy and colourful animals on their matching toilets. Delightful rhyming text and funny illustrations will make this bright board book appealing...

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Window of hope  by Robert Vescio

Window of hope

Robert Vescio

Picture book

Max spends her days staring out the window. She lives in a world of silence, hurt and alone with her thoughts. But with the help of a little bird, Max learns that she can bravely rebuild her world and give life a second chance. A poignant story about...

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Save your friends  by Hyewon Kyung

Save your friends

Hyewon Kyung

Picture book

A variety of friendly fish and other sea creatures enlist the reader's help in escaping a shark.

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Roald Dahl's colours  by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl's colours

Roald Dahl

Picture book

This sturdy board book is the perfect introduction to the world of Roald Dahl and is just right for little hands.

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Roald Dahl's ABC  by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl's ABC

Roald Dahl

Picture book

Learn your ABC in the gloriumptious world of Roald Dahl! This sturdy board book is perfect for little hands.

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Paper planes  by Jim Helmore

Paper planes

Jim Helmore

Picture book

Neighbours and best friends Mia and Ben love nothing more than making planes and flying them together, but when Ben moves away, both wonder if they can remain friends.

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The night bear  by Ana de Moraes

The night bear

Ana de Moraes

Picture book

Each night, the night bear heads into town and eats his favorite food--children's nightmares--but one day finds a dream in the garbage that does not taste right to him.

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The new kitten  by Joyce Carol Oates

The new kitten

Joyce Carol Oates

Picture book

Cherie, a beloved cat, becomes very jealous when Cleopatra, a kitten, comes to live with her family.

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Meerkat splash  by Aura Parker

Meerkat splash

Aura Parker

Picture book

Meerkats cleaning, washing. Woooo! Slipping, sliding, swimming too. Follow Meerkat Red into the burrow and join all the colourful meerkat friends for one big crazy bathtime! But who makes the biggest meekat splash?

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King Otter  by Jane Porter

King Otter

Jane Porter

Picture book

When an adorable otter finds a box filled with fancy clothes and a crown, he declares himself King Otter, ruler of his riverside realm. He wastes no time in ordering his loyal subjects to throw him the biggest, grandest parade in history! But will this...

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Stardust  by Ivana Mlinac

Stardust

Ivana Mlinac

Picture book

"A girl whose mum lives far away sends her a letter with a magic gift inside. But the true magic was inside the girl - all she had to do was believe. Stardust explores the emotions that come with having a parent in prison and not being able to see them...

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Pencil Dog  by Leigh Hodgkinson

Pencil Dog

Leigh Hodgkinson

Picture book

A beautifully told, poignant story about memory, remembrance, and how those we love live on in us. This thought-provoking story centres on a little girl who has a pencil dog as a companion. Pencil Dog is imaginative, creative, and always able to turn...

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123  by Lynley Dodd

123

Lynley Dodd

Picture book

"Learn to count tatau in Māori and English with the help of mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends"--Page 4 of cover.

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The goat cafe  by Francesca Simon

The goat cafe

Francesca Simon

Book

Goats eat EVERYTHING! Especially when a garden gate is left open and a feast awaits. Not content with strawberries, lemons and beans they continue to munch until all the plants, the shed and then next door's fence has been devoured!

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Numbers  by Paul Thurlby

Numbers

Paul Thurlby

Picture book

The creator of this book provides an amzing world where each number becomes its word. From '3 for 3D' and '5 for high five' to '50 for fifty fifty', each number is familiar yet unique.

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Kipper's A to Z  by Mick Inkpen

Kipper's A to Z

Mick Inkpen

Picture book

Kipper the dog and his friend Arnold work through the alphabet by collecting animals and other things for each letter.

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Outside over there  by Maurice Sendak

Outside over there

Maurice Sendak

Picture book

With Papa off to sea and Mama despondent, Ida must go outside over there to rescue her baby sister from goblins who steal her to be a goblin's bride.

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Colours  by Lynley Dodd

Colours

Lynley Dodd

Picture book

"Learn ngā tae, all the colours of the rainbow, in Māori and English with the help of mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends"--Page 4 of cover.

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Mata'itohi faka-Tonga

Mata'itohi faka-Tonga

Picture book

"This book will help young children to learn their Tongan language alphabet, both upper case and lower case letters. The book also helps parents and family members teach their children about the sea creatures of the Tongan Ocean."--ubiq.co.nz

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'Oku fai 'enau lālanga  by Tu'ikolongahau Toumu'a

'Oku fai 'enau lālanga

Tu'ikolongahau Toumu'a

Picture book

"Come and see all the clever weavers. They are weaving many different kinds of useful things, from different materials. Join the weavers as they celebrate their weaving, and make plans to pass these skills on to future generations."--ubiq.co.nz

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Find out about feelings  by Kathy Gordon

Find out about feelings

Kathy Gordon

Picture book

Feelings helps curious preschoolers get to grips with their feelings and emotions - a key topic for both them and their parents. Featuring friendly child characters and familiar situations, they will find answers and reassurance when they are feeling...

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Dragons are real!  by Holly Hatam

Dragons are real!

Holly Hatam

Picture book

Describes how dragons are made of moonlight, courage, and sparks.

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If I was the sunshine  by Julie Fogliano

If I was the sunshine

Julie Fogliano

Book

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the nature of connection and relationships.

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The pet dragon  by Christoph Niemann

The pet dragon

Christoph Niemann

Book

When Lin's beloved pet dragon disappears, she searches for him far and wide until a witch helps her to reach the dragon's new home. Introduces a different Chinese character on each step of Lin's adventure.

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Baby animals  by Stéphanie Babin

Baby animals

Stéphanie Babin

Picture book

Big, sturdy tabs to push and pull make for great learning fun in this brand-new nonfiction series. Baby Animals introduces a unique approach to telling preschool children about baby animals, featuring three pull tabs on each spread. Pull a tab to see...

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Black Dog = kala kutta  by Pamela Allen

Black Dog = kala kutta

Pamela Allen

Picture book

Black dog and Christina, who live together in a little house near a forest, have their friendship tested when, one winter, Christina becomes obsessed with a bird.

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Hickory dickory dock  by Yu-Hsuan Huang

Hickory dickory dock

Yu-Hsuan Huang

Picture book

With chunky sliders to push and pull, everyone will love to join in with this favourite nursery song!

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Bear out there  by Jacob Grant

Bear out there

Jacob Grant

Picture book

Bear and Spider are best friends, but they couldn't be more different. Spider loves the outdoors the warm sun, the fresh breeze, the colourful plants. Bear prefers being inside, with his cosy chair and warm tea. But when Spider's kite gets stuck in a...

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Splash  by Jane Hissey

Splash

Jane Hissey

Book

Old Bear and his friends take a trip to the seaside! While the other toys play in the sand, Little Bear goes to sea in a bucket and makes a brand new friend Splash the baby seal.

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The princess and the pirate  by Charlie Holt

The princess and the pirate

Charlie Holt

Picture book

"A rollicking tale told in rhyme and rhythm, perfect to read aloud, about a brave heroine who takes on crime in her kingdom"-- Publisher description.

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