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Juno Valentine and the magical shoes  by Eva Chen

Juno Valentine and the magical shoes

Eva Chen

Picture book

They don't have wheels. They are, to be perfectly honest, the tiniest bit boring. But they're still her favorite muddy-puddle-jumping, everyday-is-an-adventure shoes. One day, when they go missing, Juno discovers something amazing: a magical room filled...

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I love you like no otter  by Rose Rossner

I love you like no otter

Rose Rossner

Picture book

Using puns and word play, adult animals say "I love you" to their young ones.

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Baby shark!  by Stevie Lewis

Baby shark!

Stevie Lewis

Picture book

Stevie Lewis' illustrated board book is perfect for fans of the Baby Shark traditional sing-along.

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ABC animals!  by Rufus Butler Seder

ABC animals!

Rufus Butler Seder

Picture book

ABC Animals is a romping, stomping journey from A to Z, and all the animals come alive--as many as four to a page--in the excitement of Scanimation. It's the alphabet as it's never been seen before: Watch the Alligator snap, the Bats swooping, the Camel...

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Listen like an elephant  by Kira Willey

Listen like an elephant

Kira Willey

Picture book

With Listen Like an Elephant, kids learn to slow down, listen to the world around them, and focus their minds--no matter how messy life becomes. Best of all, the exercise can be performed anywhere: in the backseat of a car, at home, or even at their desk...

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Won Ton and Chopstick  by Lee Wardlaw

Won Ton and Chopstick

Lee Wardlaw

Picture book

Won Ton and his boy are enjoying a fine life until "Doom"--a dog that's smelly and steals his dinner--arrives, but soon the disgruntled cat learns that his new family member might have some good points, too.

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

That's not my kangaroo...

Fiona Watt

Picture book

Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet lots of adorable kangaroos. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.

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Sandy sand sandwiches  by Philip Ardagh

Sandy sand sandwiches

Philip Ardagh

Picture book

Meet the Little Adventurers - Finnegan, Sprat, Floss and Peanut. Each week they meet in their top-secret shed HQ, ready to share their fun with you! This week it's hot, hot, hot, so their mission is to ... cool down, at the BEACH! The four friends pack...

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Nian, the Chinese New Year dragon  by Virginia Loh-Hagan

Nian, the Chinese New Year dragon

Virginia Loh-Hagan

Picture book

An illustrated retelling for young readers of the Chinese folktale about a dragon that threatens a village each spring and Mei, the young girl who is destined to defeat him.

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Baby's first words  by Stella Blackstone

Baby's first words

Stella Blackstone

Picture book

Spend the day with a busy baby and her two dads, and learn the words for things you do and see along the way! This innovative first-words book features labels for objects, actions and sound effects, as well as a fun seek-and-find element.

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Chicken of the sea  by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Chicken of the sea

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Picture book

A band of intrepid chickens leave behind the boredom of farm life, joining the crew of the pirate ship Pitiless to seek fortune and glory on the high seas. Led by a grizzled captain into the territory of the Dog Knights, they soon learn what it means...

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A Christmas gift for Santa  by J. Theron Elkins

A Christmas gift for Santa

J. Theron Elkins

Picture book

After a busy Christmas Eve, while his elves and reindeer sleep, a very tired Santa Claus looks to see if anyone left a present for him.

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You loves Ewe!  by Cece Bell

You loves Ewe!

Cece Bell

Picture book

Homonyms cause great confusion as an increasingly cranky yam tries to make introductions and provide explanations to a newly-arrived and rather silly donkey.

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Johnny's pheasant  by Cheryl Minnema

Johnny's pheasant

Cheryl Minnema

Picture book

Johnny spies a pheasant which he believes is sleeping and his Grandma fears is dead, but they learn they were both wrong when the pheasant departs, leaving behind a gift.

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The Berenstain Bears go Christmas caroling  by Mike Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears go Christmas caroling

Mike Berenstain

Picture book

After a sleigh ride with Farmer Ben, the entire Berenstain Bear family joins the Bear Country Carolers for a round of Christmas Eve celebrations with their neighbors and friends.

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One is a lot  by Muon Van

One is a lot

Muon Van

Picture book

2 is a little. 0 is nothing. 1 is not enough. Right? But think again. One sun is a lot. One tree is a lot. One dog is a lot. Sometimes two is too much, and sometimes zero is just right. One Is a Lot is a unique and thoughtful picture book that introd...

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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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Top koala  by Jackie French

Top koala

Jackie French

Picture book

I am top of every tree! Top is always best to be. And this koala is determined to be at the very top of EVERYTHING. From a mast in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race to the Parliament House flagpole in Canberra, this koala travels around Australia and tops...

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Work = काम  by सेन, श्रेया

Work = काम

सेन, श्रेया

Picture book

Vocabulary with the aid of pictures; for children.

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Aana and Chena = आना और चेना  by राजेंद्रन, सौम्या

Aana and Chena = आना और चेना

राजेंद्रन, सौम्या

Picture book

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Best friends = जिगरी दोस्त  by सबनानी, नीना

Best friends = जिगरी दोस्त

सबनानी, नीना

Picture book

Story about a little girl and a tree who are best friends.

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The red umbrella = लाल छतरी  by नायर, नंदिनी

The red umbrella = लाल छतरी

नायर, नंदिनी

Picture book

Story about seven animals who share one umbrella in the rain; for children.

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Have you seen this? = क्या तुमने यह देखा है?  by नवनीत, आरती आनंद

Have you seen this? = क्या तुमने यह देखा है?

नवनीत, आरती आनंद

Picture book

On mixed-up world where flowers talk and trees fly; for children.

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My grandfather's stick = मेरे नानाजी की छड़ी  by नायर, नंदिनी

My grandfather's stick = मेरे नानाजी की छड़ी

नायर, नंदिनी

Picture book

Story based on a little girl who finds out how useful her grandfather's stick is; for children.

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My friends in the city  by मिश्रा, समीना

My friends in the city

मिश्रा, समीना

Picture book

On some animals which live in the city and help people; for children.

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Five little monkeys = पाँच छोटे बंदर  by जीवा रघुनाथ

Five little monkeys = पाँच छोटे बंदर

जीवा रघुनाथ

Picture book

Children's story about a crocodile who gets very angry when five little monkeys tease him from a tree.

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The talkative tortoise = बातूनी कछुआ  by जीवा रघुनाथ

The talkative tortoise = बातूनी कछुआ

जीवा रघुनाथ

Picture book

Story based on tortoise who loves to talk. He learns the hard way that keeping the mouth shut is sometimes very necessary; for children.

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नया स्वेटर = The new sweater  by धुर्वे, पपतू

नया स्वेटर = The new sweater

धुर्वे, पपतू

Picture book

Children's story based on a little girl who wants a new sweater.

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Balu's basket = बालू की टोकरी  by चित्र सौंदर

Balu's basket = बालू की टोकरी

चित्र सौंदर

Picture book

Story based on a little boy and his basket ; for children.

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Malli = मल्ली  by जीवा रघुनाथ

Malli = मल्ली

जीवा रघुनाथ

Picture book

Malli's uncle comes to her village with his family and Malli collects some gifts for them.

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म्याऊँ! = Miaow!  by जैन, अलंकृता

म्याऊँ! = Miaow!

जैन, अलंकृता

Picture book

Children's story based on a black cat.

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八爪鱼英雄  by Tomi Ungerer

八爪鱼英雄

Tomi Ungerer

Picture book

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狮子和影子  by 内田麟太郎

狮子和影子

内田麟太郎

Picture book

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小憨,抱抱!  by Steve Smallman

小憨,抱抱!

Steve Smallman

Picture book

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美丽的错误  by Barney Saltzberg

美丽的错误

Barney Saltzberg

Picture book

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小淘气苏西. by Jaap Robben

小淘气苏西.

Jaap Robben

Picture book

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小淘气苏西. by Jaap Robben

小淘气苏西.

Jaap Robben

Picture book

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小淘气苏西. by Jaap Robben

小淘气苏西.

Jaap Robben

Picture book

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小淘气苏西. by Jaap Robben

小淘气苏西.

Jaap Robben

Picture book

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芒果的大世界  by 吕丽娜

芒果的大世界

吕丽娜

Picture book

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小雪的大被子  by 林珮思

小雪的大被子

林珮思

Picture book

When winter comes, Mommy makes a soft bed for Little Snow to sleep on, but each night he cannot resist jumping on the bed, causing tiny feathers to fly down.

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小星星的大月饼  by 林珮思

小星星的大月饼

林珮思

Picture book

Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie and, despite Mama's request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.

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你早就该回家了!  by Jory John

你早就该回家了!

Jory John

Picture book

Duck and Bear are BACK - but where has Bear gone? And what will Duck do without him? Duck just wants to hang out with his best buddy, bear. But Bear's gone fishing for a whole week. What will Duck do without Bear? And more importantly, how will Bear ...

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甜蜜果园  by 巩孺萍

甜蜜果园

巩孺萍

Picture book

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有趣动物  by 巩孺萍

有趣动物

巩孺萍

Picture book

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可爱昆虫  by 巩孺萍

可爱昆虫

巩孺萍

Picture book

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百变自然  by 巩孺萍

百变自然

巩孺萍

Picture book

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神秘海洋  by 巩孺萍

神秘海洋

巩孺萍

Picture book

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美好生活  by 巩孺萍

美好生活

巩孺萍

Picture book

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瑞奇在海边  by Guido van Genechten

瑞奇在海边

Guido van Genechten

Picture book

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拉玛拉玛, 真好玩  by Anna Dewdney

拉玛拉玛, 真好玩

Anna Dewdney

Picture book

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拉玛拉玛, 爱运动  by Anna Dewdney

拉玛拉玛, 爱运动

Anna Dewdney

Picture book

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拉玛拉玛, 晚安  by Anna Dewdney

拉玛拉玛, 晚安

Anna Dewdney

Picture book

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拉玛拉玛, 早上好  by Anna Dewdney

拉玛拉玛, 早上好

Anna Dewdney

Picture book

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拉玛拉玛,我爱你  by Anna Dewdney

拉玛拉玛,我爱你

Anna Dewdney

Picture book

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拉玛的复活节彩蛋  by Anna Dewdney

拉玛的复活节彩蛋

Anna Dewdney

Picture book

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不给糖,就捣蛋  by Anna Dewdney

不给糖,就捣蛋

Anna Dewdney

Picture book

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鲍勃的蓝色忧郁期  by Marion Deuchars

鲍勃的蓝色忧郁期

Marion Deuchars

Picture book

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照顾爸爸  by Eve Coy

照顾爸爸

Eve Coy

Picture book

Jump inside the imagination of one unforgettable "Mummy" whose charge - William - needs lots of care and attention. "Mummy" is in fact William's little girl, and William is the real parent. Children will adore following along as she turns the tables ...

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你是我最好的朋友  by Rachel Bisseuil

你是我最好的朋友

Rachel Bisseuil

Picture book

Nana is a very special mouse. She does not want to make friends with other mice. She finds an elephant Meme as her friend. Meme is a blind elephant. Nana decides to help Meme see the colorful world.

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自己吃饭  by Linne Bie

自己吃饭

Linne Bie

Picture book

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自己穿衣  by Linne Bie

自己穿衣

Linne Bie

Picture book

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自己洗澡  by Linne Bie

自己洗澡

Linne Bie

Picture book

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自己睡觉  by Linne Bie

自己睡觉

Linne Bie

Picture book

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我爱在家玩  by Linne Bie

我爱在家玩

Linne Bie

Picture book

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小老鼠分果果  by A. H. Benjamin

小老鼠分果果

A. H. Benjamin

Picture book

A hungry little mouse, struggling to bring home a big apple, doesn't want to share with the animals who help along the way.

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规则是用来遵守的!  by Mac Barnett

规则是用来遵守的!

Mac Barnett

Picture book

Ian always follows the rules and his sister, Jenny, never does but when she angers some monsters while breaking all the rules of their vacation house in the woods, Ian first runs away, then realizes there should be a rule about protecting your sister...

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Peppa is kind  by Samantha Lizzo

Peppa is kind

Samantha Lizzo

Picture book

Peppa proves just how kind she can be in this adorable storybook! Turn the pages to see Peppa do nice things for her friends and family, like watch TV with George and host a tea party with Suzy Sheep

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Here and now  by Julia Denos

Here and now

Julia Denos

Picture book

Illustrations and easy-to-read text celebrate mindfulness and the connectedness of everything on Earth.

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The lion and the fox = शेर और लोमड़ी  by बलसावर, दीपा

The lion and the fox = शेर और लोमड़ी

बलसावर, दीपा

Picture book

Story based on a lion who thinks that he can use the fox to bring him food every day; retold for children.

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The vegetarian leopard  by Patrick Baker

The vegetarian leopard

Patrick Baker

Picture book

"As adults we all know the importance and benefits of cultivating a healthy lifestyle and diet for ourselves and children.In a refreshingly entertaining sing-along-story, Patrick Baker serves up a delightful scenario featuring a hungry leopard being ...

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Always more love  by Erin Guendelsberger

Always more love

Erin Guendelsberger

Picture book

Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text invite the reader to tap, shake, or flip the book to learn that love will always grow.

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Two  by Kathryn Otoshi

Two

Kathryn Otoshi

Picture book

Two's best friend is One ... until Three jumps in between them. A powerful story of friendship, loss, letting go, and self-discovery.

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A valentine for Uni the Unicorn  by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

A valentine for Uni the Unicorn

Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Picture book

In this all-new board book based on the bestselling Uni the Unicorn, everyone's favorite unicorn is hoping to receive a valentine from someone very special...YOU! Uni fans will be delighted to return to the magical land of unicorns for this special V...

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Surprise  by Jonathan Litton

Surprise

Jonathan Litton

Picture book

What surprises will the friends find in this colorful Christmas book? Bright artwork, finger-holes, and a cheerful rhyming story make learning come alive!.

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Lola Dutch  by Kenneth Wright

Lola Dutch

Kenneth Wright

Picture book

Lola Dutch loves all of her animal friends, so when three of them are having a bad day she sets out to help them feel better.

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Five little pumpkins  by James Dean

Five little pumpkins

James Dean

Picture book

Pete the Cat takes on the classic favorite children's song "Five Little Pumpkins" in New York Times bestselling author James Dean's Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins. Join Pete as he rocks out to this cool adaptation of the classic Halloween song!

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Please don't eat me  by Liz Climo

Please don't eat me

Liz Climo

Picture book

A rabbit tries everything he can think of to prevent a hungry bear from eating him, but the bear has something else in mind.

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Silly lullaby  by Sandra Boynton

Silly lullaby

Sandra Boynton

Picture book

What’s the best way to say good night? With a silly lullaby from the beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton. It all starts with the big bear observing to the little bear in the red footie pajamas: Your pajamas are on. There’s a duck on your head. I think...

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Froggy builds a snowman  by Jonathan London

Froggy builds a snowman

Jonathan London

Picture book

It's Winter Carnival day, and Froggy can't wait to build a snowman. But school principal Mr. Mugwort says there is a lot to do first. Skating! Sledding! A snow fort! Finally it's time to build a snowman, but Froggy builds a snow dinosaur instead. And...

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Kitty's cuddles  by Jane Cabrera

Kitty's cuddles

Jane Cabrera

Picture book

Kitty shares all the different animals he likes to hug but he likes one best.

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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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Big fish little fish  by Jonathan Litton

Big fish little fish

Jonathan Litton

Picture book

Little ones are invited to dive into the ocean to learn about opposites in this bubbly board book that features bright artwork, fish-shaped finger-holes and a fun-filled, rhyming story. --Publisher.

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The Bunny Rabbit Show!  by Sandra Boynton

The Bunny Rabbit Show!

Sandra Boynton

Picture book

Introduces ten rabbits who like to dance, sing, jump, and wiggle their noses in unison to entertain their audience, but anyone is welcome to join the chorus line after donning a pair of bunny ears.

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Peppa Pig and the great vacation.

Peppa Pig and the great vacation.

Picture book

Peppa and George love going on vacation with Daddy and Mummy Pig. There's so much to do - sind postcards, go on a nature walk, have picnics and explore tide pools at the beach. Put Peppa misses her pet fish, Goldie. Are Grandpa and Granny Pig taking good...

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Roar  by Jonathan Litton

Roar

Jonathan Litton

Picture book

Bright rainbow-colored artwork, die-cut finger holes and cheerful rhyming text combine in a colorful story that invites children to guess which featured animal is the loudest of all.

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I love you more each day!  by Suzanne Chiew

I love you more each day!

Suzanne Chiew

Picture book

Each day is bright and beautiful, Each day holds something new, And every day is magical When it is shared with you. This wonderful book captures the humour and intimacy of a very special relationship.

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Mum's cronky car  by Anita Pouroulis

Mum's cronky car

Anita Pouroulis

Picture book

"The story follows an unloved and unappreciated family car which is on the verge of being scrapped. One morning, on the school-run, the Cronk is living up to his name, breaking down at the traffic light and even being overtaken by a disability scooter!...

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Are you a cow?  by Sandra Boynton

Are you a cow?

Sandra Boynton

Picture book

Listeners respond to a chicken's questions about different animals and learn how great it is to just be themselves.

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You do!  by Kes Gray

You do!

Kes Gray

Picture book

Does Daisy's mum really do things that are naughty?

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Madeline's rescue  by Ludwig Bemelmans

Madeline's rescue

Ludwig Bemelmans

Picture book

A hound rescues a schoolgirl from the Seine, becomes a beloved school pet, is chased away by the trustees, and returns with a surprise.

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That's not my baby--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my baby--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

This title combines bright, colourful illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel on each page.

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That's not my baby--  by Fiona Watt

That's not my baby--

Fiona Watt

Picture book

This board book offers a combination of simple text, illustrations and things to feel in order to help very young children develop sensory and language awareness.

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Mog's missing  by Helen Nicoll

Mog's missing

Helen Nicoll

Picture book

It's Midsummer Eve and Meg and Mog fly off to meet their friends, but naughty Mog is messing around and falls from the broom. Meg and friends form a search party, but however hard they look, Mog just can't be found! It takes a special spell to reveal...

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Fearless  by Colin Thompson

Fearless

Colin Thompson

Picture book

"hen a new baby is born it's difficult to tell if it will grow up to be big or small or brave or scared of the dark and spiders. So sometimes babies get the wrong name. It's the same with dogs. So when the Claybourne-Willments, who should have been called...

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Richard Scarry's great big schoolhouse  by Richard Scarry

Richard Scarry's great big schoolhouse

Richard Scarry

Picture book

An account of all that Huckle Cat did and learned during a school day.

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Lyle, Lyle, crocodile  by Bernard Waber

Lyle, Lyle, crocodile

Bernard Waber

Picture book

Lyle is perfectly happy living with the Primms on East 88th St. until irritable Mr. Grumps next door changes all that.

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