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Peppa and friends  by Mandy Archer

Peppa and friends

Mandy Archer

Picture book

Peppa has lots of friends! She has some old friends and some new ones, too.

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It's a moose!  by Meg Rosoff

It's a moose!

Meg Rosoff

Picture book

When he first arrives, everyone is expecting the usual kind of baby. But right away, his family notices there's something different about this one. Instead of two feet, he has four hooves. Instead of drinking milk, he eats twigs and weeds. Instead of...

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The three little pigs  by Carly Gledhill

The three little pigs

Carly Gledhill

Picture book

Three little pigs set out to make their fortunes. The first little pig builds a house of straw. When he refuses to let the big bad wolf inside, he blows the house down, and the first little pig flees to his brother's house made of sticks. When both pigs...

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Boo  by Zoe Waring

Boo

Zoe Waring

Picture book

Who is hiding under the flaps? Play peek-a-boo with new spooky friends to find out.

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It's up to U!  by Jeremy Kalbstein

It's up to U!

Jeremy Kalbstein

Picture book

I was a happy letter. I would do art with A and play on the monkey bars with M. But most of the time, I would play alone. One night, N posted an embarrassing image online. I logged out and went to bed not feeling so happy. Sometimes things happen online...

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Clap hands for key workers  by Kat Uno

Clap hands for key workers

Kat Uno

Picture book

Clap your hands and say thank you to our amazing key workers with this touch and feel board book, perfect for sharing with young children. Clap Hands for Key Workers is a celebration of the incredible work people do to keep the world going, and a per...

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Books make good pets  by John Agard

Books make good pets

John Agard

Picture book

Books make good pets and don't need going to the vet. You don't have to keep them on a lead or throw them a stick. They'll wag their words whenever you flick their dog-eared pages. Even howl an ancient tale for the inward-listening ear. Did you know that...

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang  by Peter Bently

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Peter Bently

Picture book

Dad started the engine. It made two loud sneezes - Chitty Chitty - and two small explosions - Bang Bang - and thundered into life! Join the Pott family on a madcap adventure in the world's most famous flying car!

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It's only one!  by Tracey Corderoy

It's only one!

Tracey Corderoy

Picture book

Sunnyville is perfect. It twinkles with total loveliness. Until Rhino drops a toffee wrapper!"What? It's only one!" he says. Soon things are messier, noisier and a WHOLE LOT grumpier! Can anyone save the day?

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I don't like books. Never. Ever. The end  by Emma Perry

I don't like books. Never. Ever. The end

Emma Perry

Picture book

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Mabel. A girl who didn't like books. She used them for all sorts of things, from juggling to sledging, but she never looked at the stories inside. Until the books decided they had had enough!

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The girl who was scared of everything  by Emma Pascoe

The girl who was scared of everything

Emma Pascoe

Picture book

"Elaine feels scared of everything, and she doesn't always know why... but she doesn't want to miss out of all the exciting things her friends get to do."--Back cover.

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I love bugs  by Elspeth Alix Batt

I love bugs

Elspeth Alix Batt

Picture book

"Stunningly illustrated this little book introduces a mysterious character who insists they like bugs of all sorts: beetles, moths, flies, and lots more. Includes a special section in the back with a first-readers introduction to each insect. But who...

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When I am happy  by Marie Paruit

When I am happy

Marie Paruit

Picture book

When I am Happy helps young children to start managing their emotions. They can lift the flaps, slide the tabs and turn the wheel to explore what being happy is, why it's good to be happy and how they can stay happy.

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Sometimes I am angry  by Marie Paruit

Sometimes I am angry

Marie Paruit

Picture book

A novelty board book about feeling angry, introducing emotional intelligence to young children.

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Jack and the beanstalk  by Carly Gledhill

Jack and the beanstalk

Carly Gledhill

Picture book

When Jack is sent to market to sell his family's cow, he makes a trade for some magical beans, much to his mother's chagrin. To Jack's surprise, the beans grow into a giant beanstalk. Jack climbs all the way up and encounters a frightening giant. But...

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Peppa goes dancing  by Lauren Holowaty

Peppa goes dancing

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

It's time for Mr Potato's Super Fantastic Dance Competition! Peppa, Suzy Sheep, Mandy Mouse and Rebecca Rabbit can't wait to perform their dance. Will they win a prize? And can Peppa persuade Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig to join in, too?

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One yellow sun  by Michael (Michael Peter) Arndt

One yellow sun

Michael (Michael Peter) Arndt

Picture book

Bold, playful, die-cut circles teach colors, numbers, and sizes.

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Happy Hanukkah!  by Cala Spinner

Happy Hanukkah!

Cala Spinner

Picture book

Peppa and George eat latkes, play dreidel, and light the candles to celebrate the Festival of Lights.

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The big sibling getaway  by Korrie Leer

The big sibling getaway

Korrie Leer

Picture book

To escape the nonstop, loud crying of her new baby brother Cassie climbs into an empty box to drive, sail, and soar until she finally finds quiet--and loneliness.

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I love school!  by Tracey Corderoy

I love school!

Tracey Corderoy

Picture book

Otto is VERY excited! School is starting again soon and Otto LOVES to learn! He learns at home and at the museum. But his favorite place to learn is at school, and he can't WAIT to go back! Mom and Dad help him pass the time until the first day of school....

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Happy hearts  by Jevita Nilson

Happy hearts

Jevita Nilson

Picture book

Zachary's heart is full of sadness. He misses his Nana and wonders where she is. But it's hard to imagine something you cannot see. One night, Zachary embarks on a magical adventure to a place filled with his favourite things. With an extra special person...

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First Halloween  by Lauren Holowaty

First Halloween

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

A hilarious Halloween-themed picture book based on the animated TV series, The Adventures of Paddington. It's Paddington's first ever Halloween. Instead of trick or treating, Paddington decides it would be nicer to go 'treat or treating' around Windsor...

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Dinosaurs  by Ruth A. Musgrave

Dinosaurs

Ruth A. Musgrave

Picture book

The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic in this colourful book for the very youngest dinosaur lovers!

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The Christmas story  by Ingela Peterson

The Christmas story

Ingela Peterson

Picture book

The Christmas Story tells the tale of the first Christmas when the baby Jesus was born, a long, long time ago. The sky is filled with angels and a bright new star that tells the shepherds and the three wise men that someone very special has arrived. There's...

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Peppa's pizza party  by Rebecca Potters

Peppa's pizza party

Rebecca Potters

Picture book

Peppa is about to have the best lunch ever! She and her family host a make-your-own pizza party. They knead the dough, add the sauce, and top it off with all of their favorite yummy ingredients. When little ones are done reading the story, they can make...

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Midmost Marvin  by Callan Goodall

Midmost Marvin

Callan Goodall

Picture book

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Welcome, baby, to this world  by Jess Racklyeft

Welcome, baby, to this world

Jess Racklyeft

Picture book

Tides will rise and moons will fall, I'll be beside you through it all. Filled with love, hope and possibility, here is the perfect gift for new babies everywhere. A delightful story to share and treasure.

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Grumbelina  by Esther Krogdahl

Grumbelina

Esther Krogdahl

Picture book

"Hazel Spratt was an agreeable child. Never impatient, unruly or wild.But when Hazel turns three-and-a-half, her parents notice a change. She is no longer their polite and pleasant daughter, Hazel, she is now Grumbelina, 'a grumpy child, so disgruntled...

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Aboard a sailing ship to New Zealand  by Sandra-Faye Nagy

Aboard a sailing ship to New Zealand

Sandra-Faye Nagy

Picture book

"In 1849, young John Smith is on the adventure of his life. With his family, he is travelling aboard a sailing ship to the other side of the world. We follow his experiences on a voyage to New Zealand"--Back cover.

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Sam's bath  by Ali Foster

Sam's bath

Ali Foster

Picture book

Sam's farmhouse doesn't have a bath. The kitchen sink is too small and the creek is too cold so he decides to use the old bathtub from out on the farm. He lights a fire under it to get the water hot and settles in but the animals are not at all pleased....

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Nonstop  by Tomi Ungerer

Nonstop

Tomi Ungerer

Picture book

In this final masterpiece from the late Tomi Ungerer, Earth is devastated and empty. Everyone has escaped to the moon, except Vasco. Luckily, Vasco has his shadow to guide him, and he finds little green Poco, someone to care for and bring to safety. ...

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Peppa's spooky Halloween  by Lauren Holowaty

Peppa's spooky Halloween

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

It's Halloween and Peppa and George are at Grandpa and Granny Pig's house! Together they try on some spooky costumes, decorate the house in spooky decorations and bake some spooooky treats. Everything's ready just in time for their Spooky Show!

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Oi Aardvark!  by Kes Gray

Oi Aardvark!

Kes Gray

Picture book

Oi! Are you ready to learn your ABCs? Armadillos sit on pillows, bunnies sit on honey and cheetahs sit on fajitas. Let Frog, Dog and Cat guide you through the alphabet from Aardvark to Zebra in this hilarious new picture book from the creators of Oi ...

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There's a witch in your book  by Tom Fletcher

There's a witch in your book

Tom Fletcher

Picture book

HOCUS POCUS! There's a witch in your book and she's making a terrible mess. Can you use your own magic to show Messy Witch who's boss and help her keep your book tidy?

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The Goody  by Lauren Child

The Goody

Lauren Child

Picture book

Chirton Krauss is a good child the very goodest. He does everything he is told, when he is told. He even does good things without being told. He eats his broccoli, he goes to bed on time and he never, ever sticks his finger up his nose. Meanwhile, Ch...

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We are in a book!  by Mo Willems

We are in a book!

Mo Willems

Picture book

Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?

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The Lost Library  by Jess McGeachin

The Lost Library

Jess McGeachin

Picture book

When Oliver finds a lost library book in his new bedroom, he decides to return it. But how do you find a mysterious hidden library? With the help of a new friend, of course.

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Pea + Nut go for gold!  by Matt Stanton

Pea + Nut go for gold!

Matt Stanton

Picture book

Meet Pea and Nut: best friends and also... best rivals! When a chilled-out panda and a hyperactive flamingo go head to head, there can be only one winner. Pea the panda relaxes by the pool. Nut the flamingo doesn't do relaxing. It's time for a race, and...

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Bluey

Bluey

Picture book

Join Bluey and Bingo as they try to answer the question: can grannies dance? A gorgeous board book for kids of all ages. Look out for the lenticular page to make the grannies floss!

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Where are you Tiger?  by Rachael Hare

Where are you Tiger?

Rachael Hare

Picture book

Meet incredible endangered animals in this new plastic-free touch and feel picture book series for toddlers. In Where are you? Tiger, take a trip to the leafy, steamy jungle and say hello to elephants and orangutans in their natural habitat. But what's...

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Our girl  by Anthony Browne

Our girl

Anthony Browne

Picture book

She's lovely, our girl! A joyful and empowering celebration of daughters, granddaughters, sisters and girl-children everywhere - showing all the many things that girls can be.

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Kiwi and the leprechauns  by Erin Devlin

Kiwi and the leprechauns

Erin Devlin

Picture book

"Kiwi travels to Ireland and meets a group of leprechauns. Together they form a musical group and travel the world, all the way to New Zealand."--Cataloguer.

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It's great to work together  by Jordan Collins

It's great to work together

Jordan Collins

Picture book

Learn how to work together with the children from Miss Clayton's class. Part of the Let's Get Along series, this fabulous picture book is designed to teach children about appropriate behavior while enjoying a fun, heart-warming story. Explore appropr...

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It's great to keep calm  by Jordan Collins

It's great to keep calm

Jordan Collins

Picture book

Carly is sure she can make the best sock puppet in the class, but it turns out to be trickier than she imagines. After losing her temper, a classmate helps her to keep calm and turn a disaster into a success. Learn how to keep calm with the children from...

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It's great to be kind  by Jordan Collins

It's great to be kind

Jordan Collins

Picture book

Learn how to be kind with the children from Miss Clayton's class! Part of the Let's Get Along! series, this fabulous picture book is designed to teach children about appropriate behavior while enjoying a fun, heartwarming story. Explore appropriate b...

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The fire dog challenge  by Meredith Rusu

The fire dog challenge

Meredith Rusu

Picture book

Can Clifford's friend Tucker make his dreams of becoming a firehouse dog come true? It's time for the Fire Dog Challenge at the Birdwell Island Fire Department! Clifford's friend Tucker is trying to earn his Bravery Badge and become a firehouse dog. But...

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Fergal meets Fern  by Robert Starling

Fergal meets Fern

Robert Starling

Picture book

When Fergal's mum and dad bring home an egg, his life will never be the same again. In the weeks after his sister Fern hatches, Fergal feels jealous, angry and worried. But believing those emotions are bad he hides them. Luckily Dad is around to help...

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Where are you Polar Bear?  by Rachael Hare

Where are you Polar Bear?

Rachael Hare

Picture book

This touch and feel book doesn't contain any plastic. It is made with responsibly sourced cardboard that little hands will love to touch. Everything in the book is completely recyclable. Wrap up warm to take a journey through a frozen world! Meet Arctic...

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The dog and the mog love Christmas  by Kaye Arnott

The dog and the mog love Christmas

Kaye Arnott

Picture book

As Christmas approaches, the family cat and dog know that something is going on. With a new tree in the lounge and lots of decorations about, things are going to get messy!

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Love is powerful  by Heather Dean Brewer

Love is powerful

Heather Dean Brewer

Picture book

A little girl carries a big message--and finds it thrillingly amplified by the rallying crowd around her--in an empowering story for the youngest of activists. Mari raised her sign for everyone to see. Even though she was small and the crowd was very...

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This is a book of shapes  by Kenneth Kraegel

This is a book of shapes

Kenneth Kraegel

Picture book

The creator of King Arthur's Very Great Grandson and Green Pants switches gears with a slyly silly introduction to shapes just watch out for the emus!

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Luna loves art  by Joseph Coelho

Luna loves art

Joseph Coelho

Picture book

At the gallery, Luna is transfixed by the famous art, but her classmate Finn doesn't seem to want to be there at all. Finn's family doesn't look like the one in Henry Moore's 'Family Group' sculpture, but then neither does Luna's. Maybe all Finn needs...

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The littlest yak  by Lu Fraser

The littlest yak

Lu Fraser

Picture book

Gertie is the littlest yak, feeling stuck in her smallness - she wants to grow UP and have bigness and tallness. But when it turns out that there are some things that only Gertie can do, might she come to see that she's perfect, just the way she is?

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Inch and Grub  by Alastair (Children's author) Chisholm

Inch and Grub

Alastair (Children's author) Chisho...

Picture book

Two cavemen invent EVERYTHING! But will they be happy? Inch and Grub are cavemen. Grub's cave is bigger, and he says that makes him the best. So Inch adds a water feature to his cave. But Grub has made fire! So Inch makes a chair. And a house. And a CAR....

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Doggie gets scared  by Leslie Patricelli

Doggie gets scared

Leslie Patricelli

Picture book

Shadows, strangers, thunder and lightning! Sometimes Doggie gets scared. Don't worry, Doggie. Baby is here.

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The biscuit maker  by Sue Lawson

The biscuit maker

Sue Lawson

Picture book

Benedict Stanley lives alone with his cat in Mavin Road where families hustle, joggers puff and workers scurry to the train, and no one has time for anyone else. So Benedict begins making biscuits to mark moments in all their lives, leaving them secretly...

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School days  by Sue DeGennaro

School days

Sue DeGennaro

Picture book

On some days there are butterflies in tummies, upside down lunchboxes and lines in the bathroom. Other days are for singing really loud, dressing up in costumes and listening to stories. But no matter what kind of School Day it is, there are always friends...

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The hug blanket  by Chris Gurney

The hug blanket

Chris Gurney

Book

"A heartfelt exploration of the unconditional love between a child and their grandparent. A book to help children understand grief"--Publisher information.

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Thomas goes on safari  by Katrina Pallant

Thomas goes on safari

Katrina Pallant

Picture book

Thomas is excited to join Nia on safari in Kenya. But when he gets scared by the wild animals, Nia must teach him how useful they can be! Will Thomas be brave and make some new friends along the way?

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Kit and Caboodle  by Anna Pignataro

Kit and Caboodle

Anna Pignataro

Picture book

Witches are good at casting spells, flying and making potions, right? Kit is a witch, but she isn't very good at witchy things. One Halloween, a bedraggled bat named Caboodle comes tumbling through Kit's window. She tries using magic to fix his broken...

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Wild about dads  by Diana Murray

Wild about dads

Diana Murray

Picture book

Everyone loves dads - humans, lions, frogs, prairie dogs, and even pelicans! See them snuggle their little ones in this sweet, rhyming picture book that celebrates fatherhood in its many forms!

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

That's not my wombat...

Fiona Watt

Picture book

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

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Mad, mad, mad  by Leslie Patricelli

Mad, mad, mad

Leslie Patricelli

Picture book

Flipping from sad to mad can make for a bad day, but Baby is learning some tricks for getting the happy back. Sometimes Baby is sad. And sometimes mad, mad, MAD! Baby screams and falls to the floor, and a spectacular tantrum follows, from furious crying...

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Where's Mrs T-Rex?  by Ingela P. Arrhenius

Where's Mrs T-Rex?

Ingela P. Arrhenius

Picture book

A hide-and-seek book for sharing with a tiny person.

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The polar bear in Sydney Harbour  by Robin Feiner

The polar bear in Sydney Harbour

Robin Feiner

Picture book

When Hannah spots a polar bear in Sydney Harbour, she knows something isn't right ... But even worse, none of the adults seem to notice him at all. Can Hannah help her new friend find his way back home?

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Maisy's building site  by Lucy Cousins

Maisy's building site

Lucy Cousins

Picture book

Push, slide, and play to help Maisy build her own playhouse! When Maisy has a building project at hand, she doesn't wait around. Right on the cover of this adorable chunky board book is a bulldozer ready for little hands to pull along. Readers can join...

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The bear, the piano, and Little Bear's concert  by David Litchfield

The bear, the piano, and Little Bear's concert

David Litchfield

Picture book

You probably remember the story of the bear who found the piano in the woods and grew up to become a huge star. He played his music in front of millions of adoring fans and all of his wildest dreams came true. But now, the audiences are smaller, the ...

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Sleep 101  by Beck Stanton

Sleep 101

Beck Stanton

Picture book

Dear Baby. Do you feel like sleeping is a dream, but getting to sleep is a nightmare? Don't worry. A lot of babies feel this way. We're here to help you get the sleep you deserve, in the places you love. Sweet dreams!

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I always wanted one  by Olivier Tallec

I always wanted one

Olivier Tallec

Picture book

He had always wanted one ever since he was little... He might not be the one he would have picked himself. He has some strange habits, eats weird food and disappears for hours of the day. But he is perfect really, in his own way. This is the classic story...

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Whine guide  by Beck Stanton

Whine guide

Beck Stanton

Picture book

Dear Baby. Do you feel like you're speaking a million words a minute, but no one truly understands you? Don't worry. A lot of babies feel this way. We're here to help you get your message across, when it matters most. Chat soon!

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Bad day at the O.K. Corral  by Stacy Gregg

Bad day at the O.K. Corral

Stacy Gregg

Picture book

"It's Mini Whinny's first day at pony day care, and she's feeling a bit left out. And then, when the block tower the other ponies have been building suddenly collapses, she feels everyone blames her. But no - it's Bandit, the naughtiest 'kid' in class,...

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Elmer and the Lost Treasure  by David McKee

Elmer and the Lost Treasure

David McKee

Picture book

Elmer, Wilbur and a brave troop of elephants set out on a quest to find the famous Lost Treasure of the jungle. When they stumble across a beautiful forgotten temple, Elmer's friends rush inside, keen to find the Lost Treasure before him, but Elmer appears...

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Dog gone  by Rob Biddulph

Dog gone

Rob Biddulph

Picture book

Every dog has his Dave (or otherwise-named human)... but on a walk in the park, Teddy the pug loses his! And when Teddy finds himself at the shed of the TERRIBLE TROLL in the woods, he might find more than he bargained for... a new friend. Packed with...

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Now you see me, now you don't  by Patricia Hegarty

Now you see me, now you don't

Patricia Hegarty

Picture book

I am Chameleon. I do as I please. I can play tricks and nobody sees . . . Spot the invisible chameleon in this irreverent rhyming romp!

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Mog's birthday  by Judith Kerr

Mog's birthday

Judith Kerr

Picture book

It's Mog's birthday and everyone is excited to celebrate! Everyone except Mog. Mog doesn't like birthdays or parties, and she especially doesn't like them both together. But will she change her mind when it's her own special day? HarperCollins created...

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The fire fox  by Esther Remnant

The fire fox

Esther Remnant

Picture book

"What can change in a single night? Everything. In this modern retelling of a classic European folktale, a young boy is visited by an enigmatic creature with a beautiful secret. Together they explore the playfulness, mystery, and danger of nature before...

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A crocodile in the family  by Kitty Black

A crocodile in the family

Kitty Black

Picture book

A family of birds stumble across an egg in the bush and take it home with them. The family are thrilled when a little crocodile hatches from the egg, but the other animals are a little confused. 'Why do you keep him?' they ask. 'Is it because he's he...

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F is for farm  by Greg Paprocki

F is for farm

Greg Paprocki

Picture book

An engaging collection of 26 illustrations featuring farm favorites from chickens and honey to overalls and a tractor. Illustrator Greg Paprocki's popular BabyLit alphabet board books feature his classically retro midcentury art style that's proven to...

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Sunflowers don't grow in winter  by Emily Holdaway

Sunflowers don't grow in winter

Emily Holdaway

Picture book

Ziggy knows that sunflowers don't grow in winter but in Autumn he plants some seeds anyway. Will they grow? Is it possible?

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Let it go  by Rebekah Lipp

Let it go

Rebekah Lipp

Picture book

"Following on from the huge success of 'Aroha's Way', Aroha and her friends are again showing children they are not alone in feeling uncomfortable emotions and empowering them with strategies to manage those feelings when they arise. In the back of the...

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Nga Otaota o Aotearoa = Plants of New Zealand  by Christine Dale

Nga Otaota o Aotearoa = Plants of New Zealand

Christine Dale

Picture book

"Learn to recognise the colours and names of the native plants of Aotearoa, New Zealand."--Back cover.

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Hound the detective  by Kimberly (Kimberly Tethera) Andrews

Hound the detective

Kimberly (Kimberly Tethera) Andrews

Picture book

"Meet Hound, a brilliant detective who ALWAYS solves his case. But this latest trail of clues has him perplexed ... what has he missed?"-- Back cover.

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Trick or treat!  by Adam Hargreaves

Trick or treat!

Adam Hargreaves

Picture book

The Mr. Men and Little Miss characters are dressed up and ready for the spookiest night of the year! Mr. Happy shows off his friendly smile with a pair of Dracula fangs, Mr. Greedy's Frankenstein costume matches his monster appetite, and Little Miss ...

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I am the universe  by Vasanti Unka

I am the universe

Vasanti Unka

Picture book

From glittering galaxies to busy city streets, this stunning picture book takes you on a tour around the Universe. I am the Universe, an infinite space of glittering galaxies. It's a starlit journey through space that will lead you to a wonderful ...

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The boy who was followed home  by Margaret Mahy

The boy who was followed home

Margaret Mahy

Picture book

"Robert is delighted when a hippopotamus follows him home from school one day. The next day he is followed by four hippos, then nine, and eventually his yard is crowded with hippos, and that is just the beginning" --Publisher information.

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I say boo you say hoo  by John (Storyteller) Kane

I say boo you say hoo

John (Storyteller) Kane

Picture book

'There's something I need you to help me with. When I say BOO, you say HOO. Are you ready?' Boo is little ghost who lives in a haunted house - and he is afraid of the dark. In I Say Boo, You Say Hoo, readers must help tell the story with a series of ...

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Row, Kiwi, row your boat  by Lynette author. Evans

Row, Kiwi, row your boat

Lynette author. Evans

Picture book

"Those fun, lively kiwi friends from The Kiwi Hokey Tokey make a welcome return - and this time, they're rowing down the creek and out to sea to try and find a taniwha! --a playful, catchy, Kiwi version of a familiar song, hilariously depicted, essentially...

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Peekaboo cow  by Camilla Reid

Peekaboo cow

Camilla Reid

Picture book

A very first book to share with someone who loves to play peekaboo.

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Peekaboo sun  by Camilla Reid

Peekaboo sun

Camilla Reid

Picture book

A very first book to share with someone who loves to play peekaboo.

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ABC what can I be?

ABC what can I be?

Picture book

From an early age, kids get messages of what they can and cannot do. ABC What Can I Be? presents a whole alphabet full of things children can do when they grow up. ABC What Can I Be? presents a wonderful world full of possibilities-from Astronomer to...

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If you see a lion  by Karl Newson

If you see a lion

Karl Newson

Picture book

Once upon a time, there was a story in this book. But a lion ate it all. Narrated by a tall, handsome and ever-so-dashing lion, dressed head to toe in fancy dress, this is a hilarious story of how a greedy lion ate all the picture book characters and...

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Mr. Men, Little Miss go dancing  by Adam Hargreaves

Mr. Men, Little Miss go dancing

Adam Hargreaves

Picture book

Little Miss Star is sure she's found the perfect dance partner in Mr Perfect, but they're up against stiff competition like Mr Slow and LM Quick's slow, slow, quick, quick, slow foxtrot. Not to mention stiff criticism from the judges, who include Little...

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Ella Bella Ballerina and The Nutcracker  by James Mayhew

Ella Bella Ballerina and The Nutcracker

James Mayhew

Picture book

Christmas is coming, and Madame Rosa has prepared a surprise party for her ballet class. "Ella Bella, would you fetch the music box?" asks Madame Rosa. "Then we can have some dancing at our party." As the music begins playing, little Ella Bella is ma...

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Smug seagull  by Maddie Frost

Smug seagull

Maddie Frost

Picture book

A smug seagull that loves swiping beach-goers' snacks gets a taste of his own medicine from a patient crab.

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