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एक और बहुत सारे  by श्रीकुमार, इंदु

एक और बहुत सारे

श्रीकुमार, इंदु

Picture book

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I can make things!  by श्रीनिवासन, मिनी

I can make things!

श्रीनिवासन, मिनी

Picture book

Children's story based on the drawings of little boy.

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I can climb!  by श्रीनिवासन, मिनी

I can climb!

श्रीनिवासन, मिनी

Picture book

Children's story based on a little boy learns to climb up.

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Neelu's big box  by नायर, नंदिनी

Neelu's big box

नायर, नंदिनी

Picture book

Story based on a small girl Neelu and her big box; for children.

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Mannie and the long brave day  by Martine Murray

Mannie and the long brave day

Martine Murray

Picture book

"Mannie's special box full of secret things comes in handy on her day of imaginary adventures with her doll and her toy elephant."--

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Give me a home among the gum trees  by Bob Brown

Give me a home among the gum trees

Bob Brown

Picture book

"Give me a home among the gum trees With lots of plum trees A sheep or two A kangaroo. Ben Wood's warm and funny illustrations bring this classic Aussie song to life."--

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Who is happy?

Who is happy?

Picture book

"Everyone in Happyhop House experiences lots of feelings during their day. Can you spot who is happy to be playing paper aeroplanes? Who is sad that the last slice of cake has gone? Who is scared of the dark? At age 2, children enter a crucial stage in...

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Knock knock alien  by Caryl Hart

Knock knock alien

Caryl Hart

Picture book

"Aliens at the door can only mean trouble ... This little girl is in for an interstellar adventure when the noisy space invaders hijack her house to get home. Can she get back down to Earth - without waking Gran?!"--Back cover.

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The colour of happy  by Laura (Children's author) Baker

The colour of happy

Laura (Children's author) Baker

Picture book

"Explore colours and emotions in this beautiful and bright picture book from a talented debut author and illustrator team. Blue is for the calm I feel wandering in the spring. Yellow is for happy when I spot a special thing. A little boy spots a perf...

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Everybunny dream  by Ellie Sandall

Everybunny dream

Ellie Sandall

Picture book

"Bedtime won't be very long, time to put pyjamas on. A cosy group, a peaceful scene. Every fox cub, everybunny dream!"--Back cover.

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Digger's busy day  by Amelia Marshall

Digger's busy day

Amelia Marshall

Picture book

"It's busy in the building site, with bulldozers, cranes, tip-up trucks and cement mixers all at work! Dive into the world of diggers and trucks with this fantastic picture book brimming with busy bright photos, acesssible read out loud text and play...

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Peter Rabbit 123

Peter Rabbit 123

Picture book

"Learn to count with Peter Rabbit and all his friends in this warm, lyrical, and beautiful board book. One Peter Rabbit . . . Two Bad Mice . . . Three Naughty Kittens . . . This whimsical board book takes you gently through the numbers from 1 to...

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Romeosaurus and Juliet Rex  by Mo O'Hara

Romeosaurus and Juliet Rex

Mo O'Hara

Picture book

"Romeosaurus, who comes from a family of herbivores, befriends Juliet Rex, who comes from a family of carnivores, and they must find a way to be together despite their warring families."--

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A is for Africa  by Ifeoma Onyefulu

A is for Africa

Ifeoma Onyefulu

Picture book

"From Beads to Drums to Masquerade, from Grandmother to Yams, this photographic alphabet captures the day-to-day life in Africa."--Back cover.

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This love  by Isabel Otter

This love

Isabel Otter

Picture book

"This timeless book shows that love is a common language with the power to unite, wherever you come from and wherever you go."--Back cover.

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When sadness comes to call  by Eva Eland

When sadness comes to call

Eva Eland

Book

"Sadness comes to visit unexpectedly. But when you let sadness in, you''ll discover this strange guest is not what it seems."--Back cover.

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Peppa at the museum  by Mandy Archer

Peppa at the museum

Mandy Archer

Picture book

"Peppa and George find buried treasure in Grandpa Pig's garden, including a dinosaur bone! Peppa and George can't wait to visit the museum to find out more about it. Meet the museum worker Mr Rabbit and learn all about what makes a museum such a special...

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Baby's first Chinese New Year  by Eleanor Bates

Baby's first Chinese New Year

Eleanor Bates

Picture book

"Celebrate Chinese New Year with this delightful baby board book that little ones will adore. The bright and colorful images in this book are the perfect way to discover the new year holiday traditions together. From colorful lanterns, to beautiful t...

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100 first things that go  by Dawn Sirett

100 first things that go

Dawn Sirett

Picture book

"Help little ones learn first words and build vocabulary with this things that go baby book that's filled with cars, trucks, planes, boats, tractors, and diggers. Favourite vehicles are clearly labelled on every page, and the exciting photos combined...

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Little gorilla  by Ruth Bornstein

Little gorilla

Ruth Bornstein

Picture book

"Everyone loves Little Gorilla. But like all little gorillas, he begins to grow, and grow, and grow. Until one day Little Gorilla is BIG!"--Back cover.

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Grandma bird  by Benji Davies

Grandma bird

Benji Davies

Picture book

"A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale. Noi isn't at all sure about spending the summer at Grandma's. Grandma boils seaweed for soup, and there's not much to do on the tiny island where she lives where the wind cuts in...

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Where's the little mouse?  by Sam Taplin

Where's the little mouse?

Sam Taplin

Picture book

"A delightful question-and-answer board book for very young children. On each double-page spread there are two questions to answer by looking at the pictures. For example, Where's the red guitar?/Where's the yellow star? There are lots of endearing animals...

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我和怕怕 = Me and my fear  by Francesca Sanna

我和怕怕 = Me and my fear

Francesca Sanna

Picture book

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活了100萬次的貓  by 佐野洋子

活了100萬次的貓

佐野洋子

Picture book

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星星碼頭  by 張曼娟

星星碼頭

張曼娟

Picture book

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和爺爺一起去捉鰻  by 宮脇正雄

和爺爺一起去捉鰻

宮脇正雄

Picture book

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陪奶奶慢慢散步  by 박보람

陪奶奶慢慢散步

박보람

Picture book

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放學後  by 陳玉金

放學後

陳玉金

Picture book

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牙齒獵人  by 조원희

牙齒獵人

조원희

Picture book

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又是誰呀?  by 최정선

又是誰呀?

최정선

Picture book

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為我取個名字  by 岩崎ちひろ

為我取個名字

岩崎ちひろ

Picture book

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我自己的博物館  by Emma Lewis

我自己的博物館

Emma Lewis

Picture book

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我的奶奶  by Neville Astley

我的奶奶

Neville Astley

Picture book

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我的爺爺  by Neville Astley

我的爺爺

Neville Astley

Picture book

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How the fox got his color = Wie der Fuchs seine Farbe bekam  by Adele Crouch

How the fox got his color = Wie der Fuchs seine Farbe bekam

Adele Crouch

Picture book

An illustrated story in which a grandmother tells her granddaughter a story that explains how foxes got their red fur.

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Feeling special  by Jennifer Kurani

Feeling special

Jennifer Kurani

Book

"Turtle learns to feel special while finding out that everyone is special. Everyone has different gifts to offer."--Cataloguer.

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Community soup  by Alma Fullerton

Community soup

Alma Fullerton

Picture book

"In a garden outside a Kenyan schoolhouse children are working together to harvest the vegetables they have grown and make them into a soup for everyone to share. But Kioni is having trouble: her herd of mischievous goats followed her to school today...

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Twinkle  by Katharine Holabird

Twinkle

Katharine Holabird

Picture book

"Twinkle is just starting to learn her spells in fairy school, and she can't seem to understand that what comes naturally for all the other fairies-in-training is a bit of a struggle for her. With spells going sideways and frustration running high, this...

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Shoelaces are impossible!  by Ed Allen

Shoelaces are impossible!

Ed Allen

Picture book

"I am NEVER going to be able to tie my shoelaces. It's IMPOSSIBLE! Caterpillar really wants to learn to tie his shoelaces so he can be a tap dancing star! Luckily, his bunny friend gives him all the steps to learn how to do it.You can learn too!"--

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On the first day of school  by P. (Paul) Crumble

On the first day of school

P. (Paul) Crumble

Picture book

"On the first day of school, My teacher said to me, "Raise your hand if you have to do a wee." Starting school has never been more hilarious. Join Australian musical theatre and television actress, Penny McNamee for some joyful sing-along fun."--

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Farm animals  by Rachael Saunders

Farm animals

Rachael Saunders

Picture book

"Turn the pages to match the farm animals and their noises in this beautiful, bright baby book. Turn the pages of the brilliant book within a book to match the animals and their noises in this stylish, interactive board book. Bright colours and simple...

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My magical dragon  by Yujin Shin

My magical dragon

Yujin Shin

Picture book

"My Magical Dragon takes readers on a fantastical journey with a friendly dragon. Young children can join the dragon as he takes care of a young prince and princess in their magical land. As they push, pull and slide the mechanisms, readers can take part...

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My fun school bus  by Alice Luffman

My fun school bus

Alice Luffman

Picture book

"This bus-shaped, lift-the-flap board book introduces five key concepts: the alphabet, numbers, colours, shapes, and opposites, making it ideal for preparing young children for school. Each double-page spread introduces a different concept, and has cute...

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Hug day!  by Mary Man-Kong

Hug day!

Mary Man-Kong

Picture book

"All the Trolls love different things, but each of them love Hug Day!--Cataloguer.

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Spring into action!  by May Nakamura

Spring into action!

May Nakamura

Picture book

"Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko must stop Luna Girl before she creates a floral fiasco in this adorable shaped board book based on PJ Masks, the hit preschool series airing on Disney Junior! Luna Girl has hatched a new plan--she plants a giant moonflower...

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Follow my heart  by Aimée Chapman

Follow my heart

Aimée Chapman

Picture book

"Help Valentine Bear find loved ones for her firends in this adorable finger trail book. Children will enjoy following the mazes from hole to hole and matching up cute animals such as bees, bunnies, and penguins. Encourages imagination, speaking skills,...

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When Findus was little and disappeared  by Sven Nordqvist

When Findus was little and disappeared

Sven Nordqvist

Picture book

"Farmer Pettson tells the story of when Findus was little and came to live with him, and how he lost him and found him again. Suggested level: junior, primary."--

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Hugs & kisses for the grouchy ladybug  by Eric Carle

Hugs & kisses for the grouchy ladybug

Eric Carle

Picture book

"The Grouchy Ladybug feels less grouchy once her friends show her how nice love can be"--

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Dinosaur dig  by Penny Dale

Dinosaur dig

Penny Dale

Picture book

"Read a board book full of dinosaurs, digging, rolling, scraping and sparying as they go about the constuction business - and learn to count at the same time."--Cataloguing.

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Walt Disney's Mary Poppins  by Annie North Bedford

Walt Disney's Mary Poppins

Annie North Bedford

Picture book

"The classic tale of Mary Poppins is brought to life in this beautiful hardback storybook, featuring original vintage artwork."--

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Little Owl's snow  by Divya Srinivasan

Little Owl's snow

Divya Srinivasan

Book

"Little Owl looks forward to his first snowfall ,while many of the animals prepare for winter."--Cataloguer.

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The croc and the platypus  by Jackie Hosking

The croc and the platypus

Jackie Hosking

Picture book

"The croc and the platypus trundled off in a rusty old Holden ute. They took some damper and tea in a hamper and bundled it up in the boot. Join Croc and Platypus for an Australian outback hullabaloo!"--

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Dreamland  by Noah Klocek

Dreamland

Noah Klocek

Book

"As Amelie goes to bed, she sets out in search of her dreams, venturing into a surreal world and overcoming cold toes, tangled blankets, and ticking clocks to uncover her favorite dreams."--

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Family reunion  by Billy Steers

Family reunion

Billy Steers

Picture book

"Tractor Mac meets other big red tractors who look just like him and learns the true meaning of family"--Provided by publisher.

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New friend  by Billy Steers

New friend

Billy Steers

Picture book

"When a new red tractor named Daisy joins the team at Stony Meadow Farm. She has trouble adjusting to all of the different chores that must be done and realizes that she has much to learn. Luckily, Tractor Mac and his friends chop, pull, haul, and dr...

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Our baby  by Libby Hathorn

Our baby

Libby Hathorn

Picture book

"Join this charming family of bears as they sing and chuckle and snuggle their way through a sunny afternoon. They delight in each other's company and they delight in the myriad ways a baby can bring joy to everyday life."--

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Architecture for babies  by Jonathan Litton

Architecture for babies

Jonathan Litton

Picture book

"Featuring simple words and bright and engaging illustrations, this introduction to architecture includes information about how buildings are made, featuring famous sites like the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, and the pyramids ... Look for the surprise.....

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Zoology for babies  by Jonathan Litton

Zoology for babies

Jonathan Litton

Picture book

"Introduces readers to animals, their homes, and their habitats."--

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Everyone loves Olaf!  by Colin Hosten

Everyone loves Olaf!

Colin Hosten

Picture book

"Find out what Anna, Elsa, and the rest of your favorite Arendelle friends love about their best friend, Olaf, in this adorable touch-and-feel book!"--

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Spectacularly beautiful  by Lisa Lucas

Spectacularly beautiful

Lisa Lucas

Picture book

"A teacher helps one of her students who is scarred from violence see that she is spectacularly beautiful."--

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Emile  by Tomi Ungerer

Emile

Tomi Ungerer

Picture book

"Tells the story of Emile, a brave and helpful octopus."--

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Carmela full of wishes  by Matt de la Peña

Carmela full of wishes

Matt de la Peña

Picture book

"Carmela, finally old enough to run errands with her brother, tries to think of the perfect birthday wish, while his wish seems to be that she stayed home".--

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Old friends new friends  by Andrew Daddo

Old friends new friends

Andrew Daddo

Picture book

"It's the first day of school, and none of my old friends are in my new class! Making new friends can be hard, but in this gorgeous new picture book, it can also be a whole lot of fun!"--

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Making a friend  by Tammi Sauer

Making a friend

Tammi Sauer

Picture book

"Beaver is good at making just about everything...but not friends. One winter day, Beaver sees some snowflakes in the sky and gets a great idea: he'll make a friend. Yes! A snowman will be a great friend! Raccoon passes by as Beaver sets to work and offers...

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Pine & Boof  by Ross Burach

Pine & Boof

Ross Burach

Picture book

"When an egg from outer space falls on Boof's head, he and his best friend Pine must travel to outer space to return the space egg to its space nest."--

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Crash, splash, or moo!  by Bob Shea

Crash, splash, or moo!

Bob Shea

Picture book

"Mr. McMonkey hosts a game in which the reader is invited to guess whether a stunt will result in a crash, a splash, or a moo."--

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Flat Cat  by Hiawyn Oram

Flat Cat

Hiawyn Oram

Picture book

"Sophie absolutely adores Jimi and smothers him with treats. She thinks he has everything a cat could possibly desire. And Jimi does ... but he doesn't ... because secretly Jimi longs to explore the bright and bustling world outside. So when Sophie rushes...

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The secret valentine  by Jonathan London

The secret valentine

Jonathan London

Picture book

"A Valentine's Day surprise awaits Duck, Hippo, and their friends at the park."--

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すきま地蔵  by 室井滋

すきま地蔵

室井滋

Picture book

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きになる  by おおなり修司

きになる

おおなり修司

Picture book

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めぐる森の物語  by いまいあやの

めぐる森の物語

いまいあやの

Picture book

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おいもころころ  by いもとようこ

おいもころころ

いもとようこ

Picture book

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おせんべやけたかな  by こがようこ

おせんべやけたかな

こがようこ

Picture book

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ちいさいサンパン  by 小春久一郎

ちいさいサンパン

小春久一郎

Picture book

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アニマルバスとパンやさん  by あさのますみ

アニマルバスとパンやさん

あさのますみ

Picture book

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いっすんぼうし  by はたこうしろう

いっすんぼうし

はたこうしろう

Picture book

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Shapes  by Gwé (Illustrator) illustrator

Shapes

Gwé (Illustrator) illustrator

Picture book

"Introduce your baby to first shapes with fun textures to touch and feel and lots to talk about."--Back cover.

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Colours  by Gwé (Illustrator) illustrator

Colours

Gwé (Illustrator) illustrator

Picture book

"Introduce your baby to first shapes with fun textures to touch and feel and lots to talk about."--Back cover.

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Quite a clever quokka  by Merv Lamington

Quite a clever quokka

Merv Lamington

Picture book

"Meet Leonardo, an arty young quokka on Rottnest Island. Drawn by the bright city lights across the sea, Leo comes up with a dastardly plan to escape a life of endless selfies with tourists. He runs away to become a painter! But making it in the big ...

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All right already!  by Jory John

All right already!

Jory John

Picture book

"SNOW DAY! Duck is super excited and can't wait to play in the snow with his best friend, Bear. Bear isn't excited about playing with Duck, or going out in the snow. As always, he'd rather stay inside, where it's warm and cozy. But can Bear resist hi...

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Emily Green's garden  by Penny Harrison

Emily Green's garden

Penny Harrison

Picture book

"Emily Green lives in a perfectly lovely house, in a perfectly lovely street where people are always busy and bustling, hurried and hustling. One day Emily Green decides she wants to bring the outside into her home. She catches a glimpse of something...

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Chilly da Vinci  by Jarrett Rutland

Chilly da Vinci

Jarrett Rutland

Picture book

"When one of Chilly da Vinci's inventions separates a chunk of ice from his home iceberg, he must invent something quickly to get himself and the other penguins back home."--

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Is that you, Eleanor Sue?  by Tricia Tusa

Is that you, Eleanor Sue?

Tricia Tusa

Picture book

Saturdays are dress-up days when Eleanor Sue climbs out the window ... tiptoes over to the front door ... and rings the doorbell. When her mother answers, she doesn't see Eleanor Sue. She sees a cranky old neighbor. Or a hungry witch. Or a white-bear...

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Mapping Sam  by Joyce Hesselberth

Mapping Sam

Joyce Hesselberth

Picture book

"An adventurous cat named Sam explores her neighborhood at night, and maps of all types reveal her journey, illuminating different points of view and the various spots Sam visits"--

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Follow me  by Sophie Schrey

Follow me

Sophie Schrey

Picture book

"Follow, point, press! A finger-play activity book for young children. Follow Me features simple puzzles that can be completed using just a finger. Children are invited to interact with the bright, bold artwork to complete simple activities using the...

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Numbers  by Gwé (Illustrator) illustrator

Numbers

Gwé (Illustrator) illustrator

Picture book

"Introduce your baby to first numbers with fun textures to touch and feel and lots to talk about."--Back cover.

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Words  by illustrator Gwé (Illustrator)

Words

illustrator Gwé (Illustrator)

Picture book

"Introduce your baby to first words with fun textures to touch and feel and lots to talk about."--Back cover.

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