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A hero called Wolf  by Lucy (Children's author) Rowland

A hero called Wolf

Lucy (Children's author) Rowland

Picture book

"A feel-good, rhyming picture book, with a positive message about being the hero of your own story! Wolf loves reading. There's just one problem. The more he reads, the more he starts to realize something... Every book has a hero; the heroes are hand...

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Red  by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Red

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Picture book

"With a combination of sumptuous illustrations, ingenious die-cut pages, and simple text, Red is a beautiful companion to the Caldecott Honor Book Green and the highly acclaimed Blue. In this book, award-winning artist Laura Vaccaro Seeger once again...

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Unicorn night  by Diana Murray

Unicorn night

Diana Murray

Picture book

"Unicorns settle down with their bedtime routine by brushing their manes and ensuring their horns gleam before singing their song and drifting off to dream"--Publisher's description.

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How the crayons saved the school  by Monica Sweeney

How the crayons saved the school

Monica Sweeney

Picture book

"Oh no, the school has lost all its color! In a quiet town, a wave of gray has swept over a little school. Happy kids are now bored, bored, bored. Charming halls and play grounds are now dull, dull, dull. Buzzing teachers are now tired, tired, tired....

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The biggest thing of all  by Kathryn K. Thurman

The biggest thing of all

Kathryn K. Thurman

Picture book

"Lily loves helping in Grandma's beautiful garden. She and Grandpa help make sure everything's growing strong. One day, Grandpa lets her in on a secret: pointing to an ant, he says that everything is a part of something bigger. One ant is part of a colony....

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The Dream Keepers  by April Hartmann

The Dream Keepers

April Hartmann

Picture book

"The Land of Dreams is a fantastic place, where wishes are born as a tiny twinkle of light in Inspiration Lake. For a dream to come true, it takes a long journey down the Path of Purpose, over the top of Challenge Mountain, and through the Swamp of Discover...

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Zuri Ray tries ballet  by Tami Charles

Zuri Ray tries ballet

Tami Charles

Picture book

"Zuri Ray loves trying extraordinary new things but when Jessie, her Best Friend From Diapers, chooses ballet Zuri Ray finds it too challenging until the teacher encourages her to be herself"--Publisher's description.

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Let's say hello  by Erica Sirotich

Let's say hello

Erica Sirotich

Picture book

"A board book celebration of diversity and acceptance features a diverse cast of babies and toddlers who reveal how to say "Hello" in twelve different languages"--Publisher's description.

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Jack and the giant tantrum  by Louis Growell

Jack and the giant tantrum

Louis Growell

Picture book

"Tiny Jack has big feelings! Will this little monster learn to keep his temper when things don't go his way? A story about dealing with temper tantrums when tiny monsters don't get their way. Welcome to Monster Town! The monsters here are perfectly f...

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Bloop  by Tara Lazar

Bloop

Tara Lazar

Picture book

"Bloop, the little green alien, must conquer Earth, and his first step is figuring out who's in charge. The answer? Dogs!"--Publisher's description.

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When Lola visits  by Michelle Sterling

When Lola visits

Michelle Sterling

Picture book

"For one young girl, summer is the season of no school, of days spent at the pool, and of picking golden limes off the trees. But summer doesn't start until her lola--her grandmother from the Philippines--comes for her annual visit. When Lola visits,...

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Toby  by Emily Stead

Toby

Emily Stead

Picture book

""Toby the Tram Engine worked in a seaside town. Toby felt sad because people said he and his coach, Henrietta, were too old-fashioned. Then one day someone special took a ride with Toby and Henrietta, and saw how really useful the railway pair could...

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Fancy Nancy  by Jane O'Connor

Fancy Nancy

Jane O'Connor

Picture book

"Thanksgiving may be the most elegant meal of the year, and Nancy is ready to add her special touches to the festivities"--Publisher's description.

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Manta ray dreams  by Nadine Rajeh

Manta ray dreams

Nadine Rajeh

Book

"Let's dream about stars, about sea-sparkling gems, about gentle giant beauties of oceans far"--Back cover.

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Wendel and the robots  by Chris Riddell

Wendel and the robots

Chris Riddell

Book

"It's mouse versus machine when inventor Wendel creates the ultimate tidying robot that just won't stop. Will Wendel be able to win back his workshop? Let the robot battle commence!"--Publisher's description.

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Q & U call it quits  by Stef Wade

Q & U call it quits

Stef Wade

Picture book

"What happens when best friends Q and U quarrel? It's a real quandary, since they have always been quality friends-a true squad. But sometimes, U wants some time to herself-even though Q is lonely because he doesn't always fit in with the other letters...

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スイミー. by Leo Lionni

スイミー.

Leo Lionni

Picture book

A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.

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はらぺこあおむし. by Eric Carle

はらぺこあおむし.

Eric Carle

Picture book

Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep. Die-cut pages illustrate what the caterpillar ate on succ...

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Splash  by Claire Cashmore

Splash

Claire Cashmore

Picture book

"Claire Cashmore, MBE and Paralympic gold medallist, was born without a left forearm – but she never let being different stand in the way of her big dreams. Splash is based on Claire's real-life experience: this gold-medal-winning swimmer really was scared...

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Hot cocoa calm  by Kira Willey

Hot cocoa calm

Kira Willey

Picture book

"With Hot Cocoa Calm, kids learn to how to take control of their emotions and breathe their way to calm. The perfect soothing read for bedtime before the winter holidays, this board book celebrates the peacefulness of the season. Best of all, it can ...

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This book is pants!  by John Kane

This book is pants!

John Kane

Picture book

"In this completely pants adventure story, you, the reader must bravely wear the right pants to help our hero and his alien friend on their journey. What pants do you need to launch a rocket? Space pants! What about to climb a tree? Monkey pants! And...

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Chirri & Chirra  by Kaya Doi

Chirri & Chirra

Kaya Doi

Picture book

"With the distinctive sound of their bicycle bells, Chirri and Chirra are off on another whimsical adventure. In this new installment of the beloved series, the twins brave a rainy day together...after all, stormy weather is no match for their boundless...

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Chirri & Chirra  by Kaya Doi

Chirri & Chirra

Kaya Doi

Picture book

"Chirri and Chirra bike through the sea and discover all sorts of personalities and treats along the way"--Publisher's description.

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This is the way we go to school  by Yu-Hsuan Huang

This is the way we go to school

Yu-Hsuan Huang

Picture book

"This series of bright, slider board books, featuring perennially popular nursery rhymes, bursts with energy and cheering illustrations. Each book comes with five slider mechanisms, and both an instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme, simply...

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The crayons' book of colours  by Drew Daywalt

The crayons' book of colours

Drew Daywalt

Picture book

"Duncan and his crayons have been very busy! Can you name the colours?"--Publisher's description.

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This is how we make friends

This is how we make friends

Picture book

"Learn all the super-important skills you need to learn about making friends with this title all about preparing little ones for school. No matter what grown-ups tell you, being little is hard work; there's so much to learn - from sharing your toys and...

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The fire fox  by Alexandra Page

The fire fox

Alexandra Page

Picture book

"Freya and her mum have gone to a little cabin to get away for a while. The light has gone out of their lives since Freya's dad passed away. Freya isn't sure about going sledging, but when she meets a magical fox in the snow, she can't help but follow...

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Wiggle, walk, wash!  by Elliot Kruszynski

Wiggle, walk, wash!

Elliot Kruszynski

Picture book

"Meet seven goofy animals--and one very cute baby--in a fun board book with a final mirror surprise"--Publisher's description.

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Summer games  by Lauren Holowaty

Summer games

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

"When the Browns discover a box of garden games in the shed Paddington can't wait to have a go. Mr Brown is determined to win every game but who will be the summer games champion? A delightful new Paddington picture book that teaches children that taking...

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First snow  by Lauren Holowaty

First snow

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

"It's snowing in Windsor Gardens and Paddington has lost the woolly hat given to him by Aunt Lucy. Will the brave polar explorers Jonathan, Judy and Paddington be able to find it in the snow? And will they encounter a Yeti along the way?"--Publisher'...

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Peppa goes to Hollywood  by Rebecca Gerlings

Peppa goes to Hollywood

Rebecca Gerlings

Picture book

"Peppa and her family have won a trip to Hollywood to star in a film, Vegetables in Space! On their way, they go to New York and the Grand Canyon before finally arriving at the film studio in Hollywood. In the film, hundreds of carrots are zooming down...

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The fidgety itch  by Lucy Davey

The fidgety itch

Lucy Davey

Picture book

When Timpkin the mouse gets an itch he can't scratch it's lucky that he has a friend to help him out. But soon Feather McDoo gets an itch too and also needs a friend to give him a scratch! But who will scratch the itch of Fuzzy O'Hare who is last in ...

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Colourful trucks  by Noopur Thakur

Colourful trucks

Noopur Thakur

Picture book

"Tiny Tots Peep-Through: Colourful Trucks is the perfect first novelty book for children who love trucks, cars and tractors! Each page of this sturdy board book is shaped and cleverly layered to create a fun scene that introduces a different...

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The Think-Ups!  by Claire Alexander

The Think-Ups!

Claire Alexander

Picture book

"It's a rainy day and Anna and Kiki are bored. But the fun starts when Kiki invents a game called the Think-Ups and soon the house is bursting with bunnies, koalas and... a moose!"--Publisher's description.

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Eric Carle's Twinkle, twinkle, little star  by Eric Carle

Eric Carle's Twinkle, twinkle, little star

Eric Carle

Picture book

"With a lift-the-flap on every spread, this sturdy casebound board book is the perfect way to revisit five classic nursery rhymes: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," "Hickory Dickory Dock," "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider," and "Five L...

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Sophie and friends

Sophie and friends

Picture book

"Meet Sophie and all her friends and learn about colours in this sturdy storybook. Sophie is off to meet her friends, when her bunch of balloons blows away. Can her animal friends help her to find them all?"--Publisher's description.

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Puppy talk  by Jess French

Puppy talk

Jess French

Picture book

"'Let's go and play' dog or 'had a bad day' dog? Learn exactly what your favourite canine is trying to tell you in this friendly and funny first board book about dog and puppy body language!"--Publisher's description.

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Gemma and the giant girl  by Sara O'Leary

Gemma and the giant girl

Sara O'Leary

Picture book

"Gemma lives a nice little life in a nice little house where things have been the same forever and ever. She wonders if she will ever grow up, or if she will always be her Momma and Poppa's little girl. And then one day something happens that shakes ...

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Just a thought  by Jason Gruhl

Just a thought

Jason Gruhl

Picture book

"Just a Thought is an exploration of thoughts and their role and importance in our lives. Whether they are happy thoughts, sad thoughts, scared or worried thoughts, the book highlights their movement, behavior, and purpose, and questions their audacity...

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Forest  by Brendan (Illustrator) author Kearney

Forest

Brendan (Illustrator) author Kearne...

Picture book

"Introduce children to the importance of protecting the environment with this illustrated story book about deforestation and its effect on animals. Join fisherman Finn and his dog, Skip, on their second adventure in this illustrated story book for yo...

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In you I see  by Rachel Emily

In you I see

Rachel Emily

Picture book

"People are not always what they seem on the surface and it is important to look a little closer. Are you as joyful and bright as a daffodil? Or as bold and brave as a tiger? In You I See highlights and celebrates the various layers and attributes di...

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Redlocks and the Three Bears  by Claudia Rueda

Redlocks and the Three Bears

Claudia Rueda

Picture book

"When the Three Bears answer the door, it's not Goldilocks they meet, but a stranger from a different story. It's Little Red Riding Hood - and the Big Bad Wolf is close behind her! However, with a bit of courage and much compassion, the Bears and Little...

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A walk in the words  by Hudson Talbott

A walk in the words

Hudson Talbott

Picture book

"When Hudson Talbott was a little boy, he loved drawing, and it came naturally to him. But reading? No way! One at a time, words weren't a problem, but long sentences were a struggle. As his friends moved on to thicker books, he kept his slow reading...

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The world awaits  by Tomos Roberts

The world awaits

Tomos Roberts

Picture book

"As one little boy lies in bed one morning, not wanting to face the day, it's up to his older brother to show him the extraordinary potential within him and how even the smallest of his actions will make the world a better place. Tomos Roberts' sparkling...

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Peppa's royal party  by Lauren Holowaty

Peppa's royal party

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

"Peppa and her friends have been invited to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee garden party, but when they get there things start going wrong! Can Peppa save the day? This lovely new story will be a royal hit for Peppa fans of all ages, It's a perfect storybook...

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Supernana  by Eva Byrne

Supernana

Eva Byrne

Picture book

"Supernana's amazing abilities may not be enough when a villain with a shrink ray threatens the city, but her granddaughter Julia knows Supernana's greatest superpower is storytelling--or is it?"--Publisher's description.

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Archie celebrates Diwali  by Mitali Banerjee Ruths

Archie celebrates Diwali

Mitali Banerjee Ruths

Picture book

"It's Archie's favorite holiday, Diwali. And this year she gets to share it with her friends and introduce them to the festival of lights! Archana loves her family's annual Diwali (deh-vah-lee) party, and this year she gets to share it with all her f...

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Bella the brave  by Rebel Wilson

Bella the brave

Rebel Wilson

Picture book

"Bella is brave, Bella is bold. She just doesn't know it yet. An empowering picture book about finding your voice from one of Australia's best-loved stars, Rebel Wilson. Bella, be brave. Time to make a choice. Bella, be bold. Time to find your voice....

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One sheep, two sheep  by Tammi Sauer

One sheep, two sheep

Tammi Sauer

Picture book

"In this hilarious barnyard picture book, Rooster is trying to count sheep but keeps getting interrupted by all of the animals on the farm. They're ruffling his feathers-and they don't look the slightest bit sheepish! Featuring bright, commercial ill...

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Love was inside  by Andrew (Illustrator) Joyner

Love was inside

Andrew (Illustrator) Joyner

Picture book

"A little girl grows stronger as she finds ways to stay connected to the people she loves during the pandemic"--Publisher's description.

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Make it fashion  by Ava McClure

Make it fashion

Ava McClure

Picture book

"When twins Ava and Alexis don't agree on what to wear for their fashion show, they remember their twinship pinky promise to "strut together and make it fashion" as they mix and match their unique styles to create one twintastic outfit, in a picture book...

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Little Ghoul goes to school  by Jef Czekaj

Little Ghoul goes to school

Jef Czekaj

Picture book

"Little Ghoul is nervous about her first day of school. Her mom assures her that it will be great: The teachers will be scary. The lunch will be revolting! And the other classmates will be spine-tingling and creepy. But what if Little Ghoul's greatest...

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The birthday party  by Camilla Reid

The birthday party

Camilla Reid

Picture book

"It's Posy's birthday and Pip has kindly baked her a beautiful cake. But just as Pip is bringing the cake to the table, disaster strikes and he trips! Oh dear! This is a funny story about making the best of a sticky situation"--Publisher's descriptio...

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Stanley the farmer  by William Bee

Stanley the farmer

William Bee

Picture book

"Down on the farm, there's seeds to be sown. Stanley has to get on his tractor and plough the field. There's lots to be done, and friends to help him out, but will the seeds grow? Join Stanley and friends for an out-of-doors adventure in this colourful...

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George saves the world by lunchtime  by Jo Readman

George saves the world by lunchtime

Jo Readman

Picture book

"George is determined to save the world by lunchtime, but he's not quite sure how. Grandpa suggests they start by recycling the yoghurt pot from his breakfast, putting his banana peel in the compost pile, and hanging the washing to dry in the sun. A bike...

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Inside the suitcase  by Clotilde Perrin

Inside the suitcase

Clotilde Perrin

Picture book

"Away behind the hills you'll find a charming little house. Who's inside? Knock knock... A boy packing his suitcase. Lift the flaps to see what he takes, and travel with him over oceans and mountains, under water and into the forest"--Publisher's web...

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Where's George's dinosaur  by Lauren Holowaty

Where's George's dinosaur

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

"George loves dinosaurs! Grrr! Join Peppa, George and Mummy Pig's adventure in this new roarsome lift-the-flap book! George wants to play with Mr Dinosaur, but he can't find him anywhere! Is he at the zoo, on the train or at the castle?"--Publisher's...

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Animals  by Gary Panton

Animals

Gary Panton

Picture book

"Join Duggee and the Squirrels in a fun touch-and-feel story with lots of animals! The Squirrels love animals! The Squirrels are looking for cuddly animals to stroke, but they're all too hard, wet, spiky and sticky! Will they ever find an animal that's...

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Peppa's fantastic unicorn  by Lauren Holowaty

Peppa's fantastic unicorn

Lauren Holowaty

Picture book

"Peppa loves her fantastic unicorn. Join them as they have a magical adventure together"--Publisher's description.

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Robin Robin  by Amanda Li

Robin Robin

Amanda Li

Picture book

"When an egg rolls out of its nest and into a rubbish dump, the little robin inside is discovered and raised by a loving family of burglar mice. As Robin grows up, her differences become more obvious and she starts to feel out of place in her mouse family....

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Peek and Boo  by Coral Vass

Peek and Boo

Coral Vass

Picture book

"Peek and Boo always sit side by side and together, they make a forever-home. One day an egg appears, but when Peek goes to hunt for food and leaves Boo in charge of the egg, something unexpected happens"--Publisher's description.

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101 Christmas bums  by Sam Harper

101 Christmas bums

Sam Harper

Picture book

"Find sparkly bums, twinkly bums, jolly bums, snowy bums and lots more in this fun-filled celebration of Christmas - with an exciting festive finale! A bouncy read-aloud text and hilarious illustrations will get every child (and grown-up) giggling and...

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The night baafore the first day of school  by Dawn Young

The night baafore the first day of school

Dawn Young

Picture book

"Anxious for the first day of school, Bo just wants to fall asleep so he'll be ready for the day. But when he tries counting sheep, the sheep get bored and scatter, and chaos ensues: "Sheep 5 snags a lunch bag and makes a strange creature. 6 swallows...

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Ten in a hurry  by Lo Cole

Ten in a hurry

Lo Cole

Picture book

"A school of fish is consumed, one by one and color by color, until the littlest and last fish takes a dramatic stand"--Publisher's description.

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Vivi loves science  by Kimberly Derting

Vivi loves science

Kimberly Derting

Picture book

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Step by step  by Alice B. McGinty

Step by step

Alice B. McGinty

Picture book

"On the morning he is to start school, a nervous little boy is reassured by his father's advice to handle problems step by step"--Publisher's description.

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When Grandfather flew  by Patricia MacLachlan

When Grandfather flew

Patricia MacLachlan

Picture book

"As Emma grieves the loss of her grandfather, she reflects on their shared love of birdwatching"--Publisher's description.

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Family fun day  by Katharine Holabird

Family fun day

Katharine Holabird

Picture book

"It's a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Angelina's dad announces it's too nice out to stay indoors, so they take a family trip to the park! At first, Angelina and her sister, Polly, have a great time riding the carousel, flying a kite, and playing on the...

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Tiny T. Rex and the tricks of treating  by Jonathan Stutzman

Tiny T. Rex and the tricks of treating

Jonathan Stutzman

Picture book

"Tiny T. Rex shares the six secrets of Halloween treating that allowed Tiny and his friend Pointy to become Treat-masters"--Publisher's description.

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Scribbly  by Ged Adamson

Scribbly

Ged Adamson

Picture book

"Maude moves to a new town and needs to make friends. With a scribble here, and a scribble there, and some imagination, she makes a scribbnificent new pal"--Publisher's description.

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Hardly haunted  by Jessie Sima

Hardly haunted

Jessie Sima

Picture book

"When a house believes she is haunted, she tries everything in her power to stop it in order to get people to move in--until she realizes that she is fine just the way she is"--Publisher's description.

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The good, the bad, and the spooky  by Jory John

The good, the bad, and the spooky

Jory John

Picture book

"Halloween is the Bad Seed's favorite holiday of the year. But what's a seed to do when he can't find a show-stopping costume for the big night Postpone trick-or-treating for everyone, of course! Can he get a costume together in time or will this seed...

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Ruby's reunion day dinner  by Angela Dalton

Ruby's reunion day dinner

Angela Dalton

Picture book

"Inspired by the rich tradition of African American reunions, a multigenerational story follows the experiences of young Ruby, who helps loved ones prepare the foods they are bringing while trying to think of a signature dish of her own"--Publisher's...

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The foggy, foggy forest  by Nick Sharratt

The foggy, foggy forest

Nick Sharratt

Picture book

"Who's lurking in the foggy forest? This title lets children to look through the trees and guess the shapes to find out whether it's a fairy queen on a trampoline, three brown bears on picnic chairs, or an ogre doing yoga."--Provided by publisher.

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Oliver's fruit salad  by Vivian French

Oliver's fruit salad

Vivian French

Picture book

"Although he loves to help Grandpa pick fresh fruit, Oliver will not eat any until one day Mom prepares something very special in a big glass bowl"--Publisher's description.

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A sari for Ammi  by Mamta Nainy

A sari for Ammi

Mamta Nainy

Picture book

"Ammi weaves the most beautiful saris but never gets to wear any of them. Her two little daughters decide to do something about it--break their piggy bank! But when there isn't enough money to buy Ammi a sari, the two girls must work together to find...

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I am courage  by Susan Verde

I am courage

Susan Verde

Picture book

"Celebrates everyday courage, including believing in ourselves, speaking out, trying new things, asking for help, and getting back up no matter how many times we may fall. Includes information on how to let go of fear by practicing yoga poses and min...

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It's raining tacos!  by Parry Gripp

It's raining tacos!

Parry Gripp

Picture book

"Taco-bout irresistible! Jam out to the catchy, toe-tapping tune "Raining Tacos" from YouTube sensation Parry Gripp, featuring everyone's favorite treat!"--Publisher's description.

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Animal rhymes  by Ashley Selby

Animal rhymes

Ashley Selby

Picture book

"Join Mary and her little lamb, sit next to Miss Muffet on her tuffet and follow the mouse up and down the clock in Animal Rhymes.Toddlers will love using the chunky push, pull and slide mechanisms to bring these classic animal rhymes to life. Scan the...

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Action rhymes  by Joel Selby

Action rhymes

Joel Selby

Picture book

"With push, pull and slide mechanisms, Action Rhymes will help toddlers bring their favourite nursery rhymes to life! Join in and go round and round the garden, help Incy Wincy Spider climb up and down the spout and wind the bobbin up! Scan the QR code...

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Pancakes, pancakes!  by Eric Carle

Pancakes, pancakes!

Eric Carle

Picture book

"By cutting and grinding the wheat for flour, Jack starts from scratch to help make his breakfast pancake"--Publisher's description.

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Paddington and the Christmas surprise  by Michael Bond

Paddington and the Christmas surprise

Michael Bond

Picture book

When the Browns take Paddington to the Christmas grotto at the local department store, their journey through the Winter Wonderland is full of unexpected surprises. But the best surprise is a present from Santa. After all, who else would find the perf...

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Little Fox learns to share  by Jedda Robaard

Little Fox learns to share

Jedda Robaard

Picture book

"From the best-selling pre-school author Jedda Robaard comes this beautiful, engaging new preschool series about big feelings and how to deal with them! Today Little Fox wants to play on his own. But can he find a way to share? Toddlers need help nav...

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The ABC Kids guide to loving the planet  by Jaclyn Crupi

The ABC Kids guide to loving the planet

Jaclyn Crupi

Picture book

"Our planet is precious. It's where we live, learn, work and play. This charming picture book is a gentle introduction to caring for the world around us. The simple, engaging text and beautiful illustrations explore ideas like planting veggie gardens...

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365 first words  by Meredith L. Rowe

365 first words

Meredith L. Rowe

Picture book

"This visual encyclopedia of first words gives early readers a chance to learn a new word every day of the year. A companion title to An Interesting Word for Every Day of the Year, this title introduces first concepts including colours, numbers and shapes,...

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Lion lullaby  by Kate Banks

Lion lullaby

Kate Banks

Picture book

"Follow ten lion cubs as they make their way home through the savanna in a lulling, lyrical read-aloud that gently introduces counting to young ones"--Publisher's description.

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Monster! Hungry! Phone!  by Sean Taylor

Monster! Hungry! Phone!

Sean Taylor

Picture book

"Monster is HUNGRY. He wants PIZZA. And he's got a PHONE! But uh oh, who is he going to call?"--Publisher's description.

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Isabelle and the Crooks  by Michelle (Michelle Jane) Robinson

Isabelle and the Crooks

Michelle (Michelle Jane) Robinson

Picture book

"They are sneaky. They are stealthy. They are cunning... They're the CROOKS! Isabelle Crook is a very good little girl, who would never dream of breaking the law. Her family, on the other hand, are the stealthiest, most cunning burglars around! Can I...

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I am hungry  by Michael Rosen

I am hungry

Michael Rosen

Picture book

"Look out, this squirrel is HUNGRY. So hungry it could eat boiled rice, chocolate mice, a gingerbread man ... even a frying pan! Is there anything it WON'T eat?"--Publisher's description.

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The pout-pout fish and the mad, mad day  by Deborah Diesen

The pout-pout fish and the mad, mad day

Deborah Diesen

Picture book

"With the help of his friends, Mr. Fish is able to overcome his anger"--Publisher's description.

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5 more sleeps 'til Christmas  by Jimmy Fallon

5 more sleeps 'til Christmas

Jimmy Fallon

Picture book

"Everyone who grew up celebrating Christmas remembers the excitement that built up to the most magical day of the year. But why not make the last week until Christmas more fun by counting how many sleeps until the arrival of Santa and his...

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We want our books  by Jake Alexander

We want our books

Jake Alexander

Picture book

"Rosa wants a book. But when she gets to the library, she finds it is closed. What could be the end of the story is just the beginning, as Rosa and her sister Maria try everything they can think of to bring their community together and fight to get back...

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What is love?  by Mac Barnett

What is love?

Mac Barnett

Picture book

"'What is love?' a young boy asks. 'I can't answer that,' his grandmother says, and so the boy goes out into the world to find out. But while each person he meets – the fisherman, the actor, and others – has an answer to his question, not one seems q...

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That dinosaur has talent!  by Lily Murray

That dinosaur has talent!

Lily Murray

Picture book

"Eliza Jane lives in a town where dinosaurs and humans live happily side-by-side - raptors run restaurants, Troodons are teachers and you can even pay a visit to see a dinosaur dentist. Every dinosaur has a job to do, apart from one shy dino called Parry...

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Like a dandelion  by Huy Voun Lee

Like a dandelion

Huy Voun Lee

Picture book

"Like feathery seeds, a young girl and her mother take flight, putting down roots in an adopted country. Soon they blossom in their new home, strong and beautiful among hundreds of others just like them. . . A poetic tribute to the bravery of immigrants...

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Are you a cheeseburger?  by Monica Arnaldo

Are you a cheeseburger?

Monica Arnaldo

Picture book

"Grub is a lonely raccoon rumbling in the trash for food. Seed is a seed patiently waiting in the trash, hoping someone will plant it. When the two finally meet, they realize they might be able to help each other! Grub wonders what Seed will grow, and...

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Extremely cute animals operating heavy machinery  by David Gordon

Extremely cute animals operating heavy machinery

David Gordon

Picture book

""When bullies try to stop the extremely cute animals from building their sand castle they band together to build something bigger and better"--"--Publisher's description.

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Another important book  by Margaret Wise Brown

Another important book

Margaret Wise Brown

Picture book

"Illustrations and simple rhyming text describe how a child grows from ages one through six"--Publisher's description.

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If only...  by Mies van Hout

If only...

Mies van Hout

Picture book

"In a cyclical story, a child wishes to fly like a butterfly, who wishes for privacy like a stick insect's, who wishes to swim like a whirligig beetle. Each garden creature expresses a desire to be like someone else, ending with the dragonfly who wishes...

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Ocean life  by Jill (Jill McDonald-Gomez) McDonald

Ocean life

Jill (Jill McDonald-Gomez) McDonald

Picture book

""Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms ("An octopus has eight arms. Can you count them all?") and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! is a perfect...

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