New Titles Children’s September 2019 (arrived in August)


Thor's serpents, Kelley Armstrong
Odin's ravens, Kelley Armstrong
Mission impawsible, Steven Butler
Thirteen treasures, Michelle Harrison
Adrenaline rush, Allan Frewin Jones
The accidental rock star, Tom McLaughlin
Lost in the jungle, Bill Nye
Anna at war, Helen Peters
Stuck in the mud, R A Spratt
Top marks for murder: a murder most unladylike mystery, Robin Stevens
The dummy meets the mummy!, R L Stine
The switching hour, Damaris Young
Final storm, Deborah Abela
Designer, Carina Axelsson
Princess BMX, Marie Basting
The vengeance of the witch finder, John Bellairs
Blackout!, Tony Bradman
The princess who flew with dragons, Stephanie Burgis
A pocketful of stars, Aisha Bushby
Move the mountains, Emily Conolan
What's that in dog years?, Ben Davis
The longest night of Charlie Noon, Christopher Edge
Check mates, Stewart Foster
The Golden Butterfly, Sharon Gosling
Fully booked, Tim Harris
The garden of lost secrets, A M Howell
Eagle warrior, Gill Lewis
In an absent dream, Seanan McGuire
Secret Suffragette, Barbara Mitchelhill
Ant Clancy, games detective, Ruth Morgan
The secret life of Maeve Lee Kwong, Kirsty Murray
Becoming Billy Dare, Kirsty Murray
A prayer for Blue Delaney, Kirsty Murray
Bridie's fire, Kirsty Murray
Ms. Rapscott's girls, Elise Primavera
Under Earth, Ellen Renner
The little town of Marrowville, John Robertson
The monster who wasn't, T C Shelley
The brilliant ideas of Lily Green, Lisa Siberry
I, Cosmo, Carlie Sorosiak
Owen and the soldier, Lisa Thompson
Lost for words, Aoife Walsh
Nikhil and the geek retreat, Elissa Brent Weissman
Amanda and the battle of the brainiacs, Elissa Brent Weissman
Nerd Camp 2.0, Elissa Brent Weissman

Graphic Novel

This was our pact, Ryan Andrews
It's the night of the annual Autumn Equinox Festival, when the town gathers to float paper lanterns down the river.
The night door, Frank Cammuso
Edison Beaker and his young sister Tesla are staying with their uncle Earl, manager of the family pest control company, when an alarm sounds and he has no choice but to drag them along on a service call. They should have listened when he warned them, "stay in the van.
School-tripped, Jennifer L Holm
Watch out, Big City! Babymouse is on a field trip without a chaperone in the third book in the Babymousetastic, highly illustrated Babymouse: Tales from the Locker series. Babymouse's art class is headed to a museum in the Big City.
Miss communication, Jennifer L Holm
Ping! Ping! The sound of texting is in the air. Everyone at middle school has a cell phone. Babymouse just has to get one, too. But having a phone is a lot of work! Building up a following on SoFamous, learning text lingo, keeping up with all the important koala videos; Babymouse is ready to tear her whiskers out.
Emiline: knight in training, Kimberli Johnson
Emiline is learning how to be a knight. There are many skills that knights need: sword fighting, unicorn riding, and PB&J eating! While Emiline is very good at these, she has a hard time reading.
The dam keeper. Book two, [World without darkness], Robert Kondo
Beyond the dam lies certain death this is something every citizen of Sunrise Valley knows well. Yet, when a poisonous black tidal wave carries Pig, Fox, and Hippo over the dam and into the wastelands, they don't find death. Instead they find bustling cities, each with their own dams. Pig can't help but wonder, who is the mysterious dam keeper behind it all? But he doesn't have time to unravel this mystery.
Pandora's legacy, Kara Leopard
When siblings Charlie, Janet, and Trevor accidentally break an old jar hidden in the woods, they release a cadre of monsters and must find a way to recapture them and uncover the truth about their family's history.
The Mutts autumn diaries, Patrick McDonnell
Our furry pals enjoy the changing colors, start up a leaf collection, and choose Halloween costumes, among their autumn adventures.
Artemis Fowl: the graphic novel, Michael Moreci
When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
The curse of the Kraken, Craig Phillips
After a mysterious stranger appears at the Crafty Trout, Jack Scratch and his friends find themselves entangled in an adventure of monstrous proportions. Narrowly escaping a boatload of murderous moggies, crashing cannon-balls and a treacherous seabird, Jack and crew set course for the most fearsome stretch of sea known to catkind, in search of the legendary Kraken!
Dog Man: for whom the ball rolls, Dav Pilkey
Dog Man has been working hard to overcome his bad habits, but when his obsessions turn to fears, he finds himself the target of an all-new supervillain, while Petey the Cat, who was just released from jail, starts a new life with Li'l Petey.
Middle school misadventures, Jason Platt
Newell is always getting into trouble; whether it's showing up tardy for most of the year, or mocking his teachers while authoritarian Mr. Todd is standing right behind him. When disaster strikes and Newell finds himself on track to summer school, he's given one last minute option to get out of it; participating in the upcoming Talent Show. The only problem is that he doesn't technically have a talent to show. Yikes.
Caveboy Dave. [2], Not so Faboo, Aaron Reynolds
Twelve-year-old Dave Unga-Bunga is elected leader of the village after Shaman Faboo goes missing, and if Dave can't find Shaman Faboo and bring him back, he'll be doomed to take over as leader forever!
Unicorn bowling: another Phoebe and her unicorn adventure, Dana Simpson
A collection of stories featuring Phoebe and her unicorn best friend Marigold finds the pair bowling, visiting the exclusive Camp Shimmerhorn, and writing songs.
Bunny vs. Monkey. Book five, Year three, January-June, Jamie Smart
Destructo is the new baddie in the woods; the scariest ever, but where's Monkey gone? And that's not all! Skunky wants to take over the woods, and he's got his inventions to help him like the octo-bosh and the pig cannon! Can Bunny's gang save the woods?.
Gerónimo Stilton reporter. 2, It's my scoop!, Gerónimo Stilton
Gerónimo Stilton, top reporter for The Rodent's Gazette, has a reputation of breaking the top news stories first to the citizens of New Mouse City.

Into Reading

Pete the Cat's trip to the supermarket, James Dean
Pete the Cat, Bob, and Dad go to the supermarket.
I love books!, Sam Garton
Hi! I am Otter. Teddy and I want to go to the circus or sail a pirate ship. Otter Keeper takes us to the library instead.
Rocket's very fine day, Tad Hills
Rocket and his friend Bella plan to spend the day outside, but their perfect day is nearly ruined by the rain.
Chicken on a broom, Adam Lehrhaupt
When Pip's mask goes missing before the Halloween costume party, it's up to Zoey the brave chicken and her sidekick Sam to go looking for it in the spooky barn.
The Little Red Hen, Fiona Patchett
In this delightful tale, the Little Red Hen finds some grains of wheat, but her three best friends are too lazy to help her plant them. She works hard growing the wheat and grinding it into flour.


Storytime: growing up with books, Jane Sullivan
Storytime is a bibliomemoir for adults, a book about the author's experience of reading books. In the author's case, it's a voyage of discovery back to the books she had loved more than any others: the books she read as a child. She wanted to find out why they were so vitally important to her, why she needed them, and why they still shape her today.
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A feel better book for little tempers, Holly Brochmann
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text provide young children with tools for dealing with feelings of anger, such as pretending the anger is a baseball that can be batted away.
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All about feelings, Felicity Brooks
How are you feeling today? This engaging exploration of emotions helps young children learn to answer this important question.
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The magic of who you are, Sofia Eastmond
"... takes readers, young and old, on a ride of inspiration, wonder and (re)discovery of connection with themelves, one another and a bigger purpose. It's a reminder of our true, powerful essence and the impact we can make in the world when we follow the ways of love. It's wrapped up with a comforting message for our children (and the adults in their lives) that we're born with everything it takes to navigate the ups and downs of life.
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And there was evening and there was morning, Harriet Helfand
Illustrations incorporating Hebrew letters and simple, rhyming text present the seven days of creation.
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A stolen life: the Bruce Trevorrow case, Antonio Buti
What do you do when the institutions that were meant to protect you instead denied you your childhood? This is the true story of Bruce Trevorrow, whose pursuit of justice sparked a thirteen-year legal battle that would make Australian history. On Christmas Day 1957, Joe Trevorrow walked through the blistering South Australian heat to seek help for his sick baby boy.
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My best book of trains, Richard Balkwill
From the first railroads to steam trains and the famous Bullet Train, My Best Book of Trains shows the history of this transport and is packed with colour photographs, drawings and easy-to-understand information.
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Nanabozho and the maple trees, Lucy Bioletti
In this retelling of a folktale from Canada, Nanabozho teaches his friends a lesson about laziness using the syrup from maple trees. The "flip" side of the book titled Maple madness introduces factual information on maple syrup.
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Wali Dad and the gold bracelet: a tale from the Punjab, Lucy Bioletti
Wali Dad retells a traditional Punjabi tale in which a poor grass cutter spends all his savings on gifts, and is richly rewarded for his generosity. The land of five rivers, introduces factual information about Punjab.
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A visit with Moon and Sun: a tale from the Inuit, Libby Brereton
A visit with Moon and Sun is a retelling of a traditional tale from the Inuit/Arctic. The "flip" side of the book titled Inuit life introduces factual information about traditional and contemporary life for the Inuit.
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The king and the cobbler, Libby Brereton
The king and the cobbler retells a folktale from Afghanistan, when a king learns about happiness from a cobbler. All about Afghanistan introduces brief factual information about Afghanistan.
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Raven and the star fruit tree: a tale from Vietnam, Libby Brereton
A traditional Vietnamese folktale that explores greed and generosity through the story of a raven who helps two brothers find a fortune. Accompanied by Voyage to Vietnam, which introduces factual information about Vietnam.
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Goldilocks and the three bears, Ed Bryan
When Goldilocks gets lost in the woods, she finds herself at a cosy little cottage. She is delighted to find three bowls of porridge on the table, three chairs in the living room and some very bouncy beds in the bedroom. But little does Goldilocks know, this cottage belongs to three bears, and they're on their way back home.
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Usborne illustrated stories from China, Rosie Dickins
Discover magical princesses, mighty dragons, mischievous monkeys and more in this captivating collection of Chinese stories, specially retold for readers today. The book features stunning traditional-style brush and ink illustrations by Chinese artist Li Weiding, and includes links to websites to find out more about Chinese folk tales and art.
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Carlos and Diego, Sara Mitchell
Carlos and Diego retells a traditional folk tale from Peru. Carlos the guinea pig is captured by a farmer, who intends to eat him for dinner. However the crafty guinea pig tricks Diego the fox into taking his place. Accompanied by Guinea pigs galore, which introduces factual information about guinea pigs, their care, and their role in Peruvian culture.
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The hidden treasure, Sara Mitchell
The hidden treasure is a traditional Sri Lankan folktale about the virtue of hard work. Accompanied by Treasures of Sri Lanka which introduces factual information about Sri Lanka.
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The elephant's nose, Sara Mitchell
When Little Elephent drinks water from Crocodile's river, angry Crocodile grabs him by nose and pulls it until the nose gets very long. Includes factual information about India.
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The girl and the waterfall, Lucretia Samson
The girl and the waterfall retells a folktale from China in which a girl and an old man trick the God of Thunder and are able to bring water to their village. Accompanied by Explore China, which introduces factual information about China.
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Hungry tiger and clever rabbit, Lucretia Samson
Hungry tiger and clever rabbit retells a traditional Korean folktale, in which a boy rescues a tiger from a pit. Accompanied by Tiger talk, which introduces factual information about life in South Korea.
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The fortune teller and the forty thieves, Lucretia Samson
This traditional story from Iran tells about a poor man who was forced to be a fortune teller, becomes rich by telling the first thing that pops into his mind when the king is robbed of forty chests.
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Marcela and the King's tricks, Lucretia Samson
A retelling of a traditional tale from the Philippines. Iland hopping includes factual information on the Philippines.
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Miobe's fear, Lucretia Samson
A retelling of a traditional tale from Ethiopia about a boy who is scared of everything but determined to be brave, and helps the people of a village who are scared of a monster to overcome their fear. Exciting Ethiopia, introduces factual information about Ethiopia.
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Mizilca, Lucretia Samson
Mizilca tells a traditional Romanian story in which a young woman pretends to be a man to serve the Sultan, and proves that a girl can be a good knight. The real Romania, introduces factual information about Romania.
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Wise Anait and the woven words, Lucretia Samson
Wise Anait and the woven words retells a traditional Armenian tale in which a prince learns new skills to win over his clever bride, skills that save his life when he is captured by ogres. Carpets, colour, and culture introduces factual information about Armenia.
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The laughing rabbit, Lucretia Samson
In this retelling of a Mexican folktale a clever rabbit tricks a hungry jaguar into helping him fly to the moon, from whence he is still laughing at the jaguar. Marvellous Mexico introduces factual information about Mexico.
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Sirko and the wolf, Lucretia Samson
Sirko and the wolf is a folktale from Ukraine about a wolf and a sheepdog who help each other. Welcome to Ukraine is a short factual introduction to the country and culture.
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Dawa, the wise woman, Darcy Sonne
A retelling of a traditional tale from Tibet in which the clever wife of an adviser to the king solves difficult puzzles and prevents invasion. Roof of the world, introduces factual information about Tibet.
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The fortune in Damascus, Darcy Sonne
Retelling of a traditional Syrian folktale, and, factual information about Syria.
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How water came to be: a tale from Australia, Annie Thomas
Retelling of an Australian Aboriginal folktale, and, factual information about Australia.
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The strongest mouse, Briar Wilton
The strongest mouse retells a folktale from East Africa, in which a mouse compares his strength with that of the other animals on the African savannah. From small to big introduces brief factual information about the spiny mouse, the African elephant, and the savannah of East Africa.
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Anansi and the pot of wisdom, Briar Wilton
Retelling of the traditional story in which Anansi the spider drops the pot of wisdom, spreading it throughout the world. Jammin' in Jamaica introduces factual information about Jamaica.
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The great grammar book, Jennie Maizels
An introduction to parts of speech and punctuation. Turn the wheels, lift the flaps, and pull the tabs to get the lowdown about parts of speech, punctuation, and sentences.
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30-minute rainy day projects, Loren Bailey
Stuck inside on a rainy day? Why not build a paper rocket? Detailed, step-by-step instructions and photos make these projects fast, easy, and fun!.
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30-minute sustainable science projects, Loren Bailey
What can you do with recycled materials found in your home or at school in 30 minutes or less? How about making a pizza box oven? Clear step-by-step instructions and photos make these sustainable science projects fast, easy, and fun!.
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Kitchen science lab for kids: 52 family-friendly experiments from around the house, Liz Lee Heinecke
At-home science provides an environment for freedom, creativity, and invention that is not always possible in a school setting. In your own kitchen, it's simple, inexpensive, and fun to whip up a number of science experiments using everyday ingredients.
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30-minute edible science projects, Anna Leigh
Through short, straightforward science activities, readers will learn how fun and delicious science can be.
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30-minute outdoor science projects, Anna Leigh
Explore science in your own backyard with these quick, fun outdoor science projects.
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Unofficial STEM quest for Minecrafters: grades 3-4, Stephanie J Morris
A book of problem-solving challenges for young minecrafters to apply their natural creativity and reasoning skills to real-world situations. Science, technology, engineering, and math come to life on the pages of each colorfully illustrated lesson. Third and fourth graders will discover new ways to stretch their brains, build their confidence, and satisfy their appetite for hands-on learning.
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The Usborne book of the Moon, Laura Cowan
Welcome to the story of our Moon; a story of Moon dust and Moon rabbits, cheese and astronauts, deep thoughts and bold plans. Read, dream and wonder as you discover ancient legends about the Moon's creation, meet the very first astronomers and learn about the Space Race. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.
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Matter: physical science for kids, Andi Diehn
Everything you can touch and hold is made up of matter; including you, your dog, and this book! Matter is stuff that you can weigh and that takes up space, which means pretty much everything in the world is made of matter!.
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Waves: physical science for kids, Andi Diehn
You can find waves just about everywhere you look! Take a tour of the world of waves in this fun, illustrated introduction to the concept of waves and energy.
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Rotten!: vultures, beetles, slime: and nature's other decomposers, Anita Sanchez
Describes the process of decomposition, discussing the role of decomposers such as sharks, vultures, and earthworms, and includes experiments demonstrating how decomposition supports new life.
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Does it fart?: find out which animals parp, toot and bottom-burp!, Nick Caruso
An explosive and hilarious look at facts, farts, and fun! Dogs fart. Cats fart. Horses fart (a lot).
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Homes in the wild: where baby animals and their parents live, Lita Judge
Just like us, every baby animal has a home. Some live in complex burrows deep underground, others in simple nests high in the treetops. But all homes, regardless of where they are or how they're built, serve the same purpose: providing shelter where a baby can eat, sleep, learn, and stay safe while growing up.
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Owling: enter the world of the mysterious birds of the night, Mark Chester Wilson
From Hedwig, the Snowy Owl of Harry Potter fame, to Winnie-the-Pooh's beloved friend Owl, this wide-eyed bird of the night has found its way into young hearts and imaginations everywhere. Owling invites young readers into the world of real-life owls, to learn about their fascinating behaviors and abilities.
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Little Larry goes to school: the true story of a timid chimpanzee who learned to reach new heights, Gerry Ellis
Nonfiction picture book about a young, orphaned chimpanzee who must start at a new school, where he will learn how to climb and build his confidence.
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Brilliant bodies, James Olstein
A full head of human hair is strong enough to support up to 12 tons in weight. Microglia are brain cells that trim/eat long synapses of material that no longer functions throughout the brain. Stupendous Body is filled with weird and wacky facts that you've never heard before.
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Questions and answers about growing up, Katie Daynes
What's the point of belly buttons? When will I stop growing? These are just some of the 60+ questions that are featured in this extremely useful book. Children won't be able to resist lifting the flaps to find out the answers.
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Go for the moon: a rocket, a boy, and the first moon landing, Chris Gall
Released in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this nonfiction picture book offers a step-by-step explanation of how the Apollo 11 spacecraft worked, as told by a young enthusiast.
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Walking on the moon, Caryn Jenner
It's 50 years since the first human set foot on the surface of the Moon! Walking on the Moon celebrates this 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing by helping readers imagine what it was like to actually be there.
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30-minute robotics projects, Loren Bailey
What can be created in 30 minutes or less? How about a robot? With clear step-by-step instructions and photos, these fun robotics projects with delight young makers and tech fans.
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How to help a hedgehog and protect a polar bear: 70 simple things YOU can do for our planet!, Jess French
From beetles and butterflies, to puffins and polar bears, animals and habitats all over the world need our protection. In this beautifully illustrated book, children (and adults!) can learn about thirteen different habitats - gardens, hedgerows, heathlands, woodlands, highlands, wetlands, the coastline, freshwater, oceans, savannahs, jungles and mountains - and simple everyday ways to protect them.
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What's your favorite food?, Eric Carle
Everybody has a favourite food. Some enjoy sweet treats like rich honey or ripe, juicy berries. Others prefer the savory comforts of warming matzo ball soup or creamy chicken Alfredo. With beautiful illustrations and charming personal stories, fourteen children's book artists share their favorite foods and why they love them.
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The tickle fingers kids' cookbook: hands-on fun in the kitchen for 4-7s, Annabel Woolmer
Focussing on the next stage up, ages 4-7, The Tickle Fingers Children's Cookbook maintains all of the practical, easy-to-follow, age-appropriate and allergy-friendly advice parents loved in the first book.
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Plastic: past, present, and future, Eun Ju Kim
Where does all the plastic waste go? Journey through the life cycle of plastic - how plastics are produced, the many uses of plastics throughout the last century, how our plastic use has spiralled out of control, and what we can do about it.
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The magical guide to the wizarding world, Elizabeth Dowsett
A world of wizards, witches, and magic awaits! Meet all your favorite LEGO Harry Potter minifigures and discover the secrets hidden within Hogwarts Castle. Relive memorable movie moments, including exciting Quidditch matches and spooky adventures in the Forbidden Forest.
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Earth-friendly tech crafts, Veronica Thompson
Shares instructions for creating Earth-themed technology projects, including devising a sundial from recycled cardboard, refreshing old earbuds with string, and making a cell phone charging cradle from a recycled container.
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Earth-friendly science crafts, Veronica Thompson
Shares instructions for creating Earth-themed science projects, including converting old clothing into space gear using ice, turning broken crayons into a candle with heat, and growing crystallized candy in a recycled jar.
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Earth-friendly math crafts, Veronica Thompson
Shapes, games, boxes, and more! Crafters will love these math-themed crafts made from odds and ends you already have on hand. Turn cardboard into a working scale, use fractions to give rain boots a splash of colour, and let geometry inspire emoji photo props from recycled paper. Color photos and step-by-step instructions will walk readers through each project.
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Earth-friendly engineering crafts, Veronica Thompson
Shares instructions for creating Earth-themed engineering projects, including constructing an airplane from a plastic bottle, transforming an old T-shirt into a working wind sock, and building a small city from plastic containers.
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Earth-friendly Earth Day crafts, Veronica Thompson
Shares instructions for creating Earth-themed craft projects, including turning recycled paper into a barrette, giving old shoes new life with painted shark portraits, and building a beehive out of used straws.
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Earth-friendly animal crafts, Veronica Thompson
Shares instructions for creating Earth-themed animal crafts, including converting a recycled jar into a retro bird feeder, turning recycled paper into wild lion wall art, and transforming old T-shirts into a dog toy.
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Stitch + string lab for kids: 40+ creative projects to sew, embroider, weave, wrap, and tie, Cassie Stephens
With 40+ inventive projects, Stitch and string lab for kids contains everything from simple sewing, embroidery, and weaving to string art, needle felting, and yarn crafts!.
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Photo adventures: don't take photos, make photos!, Jan von Holleben
Photo Adventures is an activity book by photographer and professional fun-maker Jan von Holleben, who reveals the secret to bending reality using nothing more than a simple smartphone and a playful approach.
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Where's the bunny?: an egg-cellent search-and-find book, Helen Brown
Easter is approaching fast. In Easterland, the busy bunnies are holed up in their workshop decorating chocolate eggs. They can't wait to fill their baskets with these tasty treasures and deliver them to children around the world. But disaster strikes – a whole batch have fallen down the rabbit hole and landed in Fairyland. Without them, they won't be able to deliver all the eggs on time.
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Rugby, Satu Hämeenaho-Fox
This thrilling introduction to rugby helps kids get to grips with the rules of rugby, learn rugby skills, and gen up on rugby world records. The book looks at the history of the game, and touches on the main types of rugby, including Rugby Union, Rugby League, Rugby Sevens, and Rugby Tag. There are fascinating stats on every page, with profiles of rugby heroes; past and present.
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Clackety track: poems about trains, Skila Brown
Queue up for a whistle-stop tour of trains of all kinds, narrated in lively verse and featuring dynamic retro artwork. Rows of grooves, cables, and bars. Graffiti rockin' out the cars. A badge of rust. A proud oil stain.There's nothin' plain about a train.
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The big beyond: the story of space travel, James Carter
Once upon a rocket a countdown has begun, from 10, 9, 8 to 7 and 6 to 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Get ready for blast-off with this fast-paced poem that's all about space travel. From the early humans who dreamt of wings to the Moon landing, and from spacecraft exploring Mars to the future beyond.
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The unofficial ultimate Harry Potter spellbook: a complete guide to every spell in the wizarding world,
The Unofficial Ultimate Harry Potter Spellbook is a beautiful, elegantly designed reference that details all of the known spells cast in the Harry Potter films, books, video games and card games, as well as official Harry Potter spinoffs, such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
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History year by year, Peter Chrisp
Join us on a journey through the ages, from the origins of our earliest African ancestors right up until the present day.
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People and places: a children's encyclopedia,
Meet the people of the world and find out about some of the fascinating cultures that make up our global community. From Spaniards to Samoans, and the Miao to the Miskitu, this fully updated edition of DK's popular Encyclopedia of People will take you on a worldwide tour of continents, peninsulas, and islands to discover what life is like for the billions of people on our planet.
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Flying to the moon: an astronaut's story, Michael Collins
In time for the 50th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon, this re-release of Michael Collins's autobiography is a bold, sparkling testament to exploration and perseverance. In this captivating account, space traveler Collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, his training at NASA, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, including the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar landing.
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The extraordinary life of Katherine Johnson, Devika Jina
In 1969 history was made when the first humans stepped on the moon. Back on earth, one woman was running the numbers that ensured they got there and back in one piece. As a child, Katherine Johnson loved maths. She went on to be one of the most important people in the history of space travel. Discover her incredible life story in this beautifully illustrated book complete with narrative biography, timelines and facts.
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Bruce Lee, Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara
Born in San Francisco but raised in Hong Kong, Bruce Lee was a talented actor, appearing in his first of many films at just three months old. By harnessing his skill as a martial artist, Bruce created, directed, and acted in blockbuster hits such as Enter the Dragon.
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Nelson Mandela, Stephen Krensky
Describes the life and accomplishments of the South African activist and politician who opposed apartheid and became the country's first black head of state after being imprisoned for twenty-seven years.
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Samuel Morse, that's who!: the story of the telegraph and Morse code, Tracy Maurer
Back in the 1800s, information travelled slowly.
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Rudolf Nureyev, Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara
Rudolf fell in love with dance as a child. But he was not allowed to go to ballet school until he was 17. There, he had to make up for lost time and hone his skills to compete with the other dancers. As a professional, he dazzled audiences with sensational performances and star power. He went on to become a world-renowned choreographer and master of perfection in dance.
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Teresa: my first Mother Teresa, Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara
This book introduces babies to Mother Teresa, the great humanitarian.
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Nikola Tesla for kids: his life, ideas, and inventions, with 21 activities, Amy M O'Quinn
Nikola Tesla was a physicist, scientist, electrical engineer, and world-renowned inventor whose accomplishments faded into oblivion after his death in 1943. He was omitted from most history books, while his colleagues and competitors (including Thomas Edison and Guglielmo Marconi) and their successes are still remembered and celebrated.
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Before they were authors: famous writers as kids, Elizabeth Haidle
Collective biography of ten famous authors in the style of graphic novels.
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Women in STEM: women who changed science and the world pioneers in science, technology, engineering and math, Sumita Mukherjee
Meet some incredible and inspirational women who have worked in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and changed the world. Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds were stacked against them.
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Never too young!: 50 unstoppable kids who made a difference, Aileen Weintraub
Meet 50 super-inspiring kids! It's never too early--and you're never too young-- to make a difference in the world! The amazing musicians, writers, scientists, athletes, activists, and other fascinating kids in this book accomplished great feats by the age of eighteen. They impacted people's lives by coming up with new inventions, making art and music, competing in sports, and speaking out about important issues.
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My best book of early people, Margaret Hynes
From the first people through to the Iron Age, My Best Book of Early People has coloured images, drawings and lots of information.
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So you want to be a Roman soldier?, Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
In this highly entertaining adventure, Kate, Eddie, and Angus travel back in time to see if they have what it takes to be a Roman soldier. Under the guidance of an ancient career counselor and one of the Roman Empire's most intimidating centurions, they are inducted as newbie legionaries and discover firsthand the highs (sacking a city!) and lows (sharing a bum sponge) of life in the Roman army.
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Last witnesses: unchildlike stories, Svetlana Aleksievich
Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, Last Witnesses is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of the memories of those who were children during World War II. These men and women were both witnesses and sometimes soldiers as well, and their generation grew up with the trauma of the war deeply embedded in them--a trauma that would forever change the course of the Russian nation.
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Older Fiction

Riverbound, Melinda Beatty
Only Fallow can see lies; a cunning so powerful that the King insists on keeping her in the palace, tasked with helping him flush out traitors. When the King's counselor, Lamia, tells Only of her plan to oust the King and put his daughter on the throne, Only is eager to help. Though Only's cunning would be useful to any ruler, the Princess had promised to send Only home when she becomes Queen.
The mighty heart of Sunny St. James, Ashley Herring Blake
Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James must navigate heart surgery, reconnections with a lost mother, the betrayal of a former best friend, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl. When Sunny St. James receives a new heart, she decides to set off on a "New Life Plan": 1) do awesome amazing things she could never do before; 2) find a new best friend; and 3) kiss a boy for the first time.
Sasha's secret, Cathy Cassidy
Sasha seems to have it all. She's the lead singer of an amazing band, she's starting to get famous online and it seems like the coolest boy in school might have a crush on her. But the Lost and Found band hasn't noticed that her struggles with anxiety are overwhelming her.
Storm blown, Nick Courage
In San Juan, Puerto Rico, Alejandro worries about his great-uncle while helping guests at a resort, and in New Orleans, Emily worries about her sick brother, as a major hurricane rages, changing both their lives forever.
Hilda and the great parade, Stephen Davies
Meet Hilda explorer, adventurer, avid sketchbook-keeper and friend to every creature in the valley! Well almost every creature. Hilda and her mum have settled into their new home in the city of Trolberg. Pining for her magical friends and the wonder filled wilderness, Hilda is finding it hard to fit in, especially at school. But when Hilda makes a new friend she soon begins to uncover some surprising secrets.
Hilda and the nowhere space, Stephen Davies
We rejoin our favorite blue-haired heroine to find her warding off the nightmarish Marra, chatting with homeless Nisse, rescuing weather spirits and searching for the elusive black hound and she's still got to make it to the Sparrow Scout badge ceremony on time! As always, there is no shortage of unexpected twists, turns, and new friends in this latest instalment of the Hilda fiction series.
Awesome Dog 5000, Justin Dean
After moving to a new town, fifth-grader Marty worries about fitting in and must go up against a scientist out for revenge when he discovers a robotic dog in his new house.
Six little New Zealanders, Esther Glen
The six Malcolm children go to stay with their three uncles on a sheep station in Canterbury, New Zealand.
The golden butterfly, Sharon Gosling
The Golden Butterfly danced in the air, beautiful and impossible, yet there before their eyes. Then The Magnificent Marko flicked his wand again. There was a shower of sparks, a bang and ... The Golden Butterfly vanished. It's 1897 and since The Magnificent Marko dramatically departed the stage, no magician has come close to performing a trick as spectacular as The Golden Butterfly.
Diary of an awesome friendly kid: Rowley Jefferson's journal, Jeff Kinney
Rowley's best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals and counting. But it's finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way.
The fate of Earth, Jeramey Kraatz
Benny Love and the Moon Platoon have befriended a small crew of peaceful Alpha Maraudi aliens, and they've decided to work together to end the war between humans and the aliens without violence. But while they're forming a plan, an Alpha Maraudi ship is preparing to strike a deadly blow on Earth.
Not if I can help it, Carolyn Mackler
Willa lives on the upper West Side of Manhattan with her divorced father and her younger brother and attends fifth grade with her best friend Ruby, and she likes things to be a certain way, because it makes life manageable even with her Sensory Processing Disorder; she certainly does not like surprises, and her father has just thrown her a big one: he has been dating Ruby's mother, and suddenly Willa's life seems to be spiraling out of .
Where the world ends, Geraldine McCaughrean
In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys are put ashore on a remote sea stack to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned.
Night of soldiers and spies, Kate Messner
Ranger the time-travelling dog heads to 1776 during Washington's retreat after the Battle of Long Island, where he helps a young patriot spy on the Hessian troops before the Battle of Trenton.
The current and the cure, Katie Ormsbee
War has come to Albion Isle, and Lottie Fiske, a daughter of two worlds, might be the only one who can stop it. After arriving in the strange and treacherous land of Dim, Lottie, Oliver, and Eliot must uncover answers to the mysteries that surround both their present and their past. And what of their friends above, on the other side of a perilous world gorge? The journey ahead promises new challenges, dangers, and revelations.
All-American adventure, James Patterson
The USA is in danger...and only the Kidds can find the treasure that will save it! Bick, Beck, Storm and Tommy are stuck in Washington, D.C. without any priceless antiques to hunt - BORING! But everything changes when the Kidds uncover a dastardly conspiracy- a fake Bill of Rights! Now they're crisscrossing the country in a race to prove the document is a forgery.
The hero next door, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Not all heroes wear capes. Some heroes teach martial arts. Others talk to ghosts. A few are inventors or soccer players. They're also sisters, neighbors, and friends. Because heroes come in many shapes and sizes. But they all have one thing in common: they make the world a better place.
The Legend of Korra: an Avatar's chronicle, Andrea Robinson
After the time of Avatar Aang, Korra was revealed as the next Avatar. After training with Aang's son Tenzin, Avatar Korra succeeded in the battle to restore peace between the Spirit World and Republic City, though the victories were hard-fought. In this fully-illustrated scrapbook, Tenzin challenges Korra to chronicle the many trials and lessons she has learned during her time as Avatar.
All is lost, James Russell
The Pitbull is furious. His evil plans to capture the dragons on Flynn and Paddy's paradise island have come to nothing. And now his niece, Briar, has joined forces with the brothers. As he musters his men and machines for a final attempt, a devastating natural disaster strikes which completely changes the game - perhaps forever.
Funny kid slapstick, Matt Stanton
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. Only now he's been forced to join the local ice-hockey team, and there's nothing funny about slipping over and getting a frozen bum. Or is there? Max is the funny kid ...
The poison jungle, Tui Sutherland
Sundew, and most of the other LeafWings are nursing a deep hatred for the HiveWings, who have ripped every tree from the surface of Pantala, except those in Poison Jungle where the surviving LeafWings have been hiding, waiting for a dragon clever and powerful enough to exact their revenge and now they are searching for the jungle's oldest and darkest mystery, one that could destroy them all.
Malamander, Thomas Taylor
Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel, knows that returning lost things to their rightful owners is not easy – especially when the lost thing is not a thing at all, but a girl. No one knows what happened to Violet Parma's parents twelve years ago, and when she engages Herbie to help her find them, the pair discover that their disappearance might have something to do with the legendary sea-monster, the Malamander.

Picture Books

Where's Mrs Bear?, Ingela P Arrhenius
Five beautifully illustrated spreads show a series of friendly autumnal animals hiding behind bright felt flaps. And there's a mirror on the final page! A perfect book to share with very little ones
A friend for Henry, Jenn Bailey
Henry would like to find a friend at school, but for a boy on the autism spectrum, making friends can be difficult, as his efforts are sometimes misinterpreted, or things just go wrong, but Henry keeps trying, and in the end he finds a friend he can play with
Argh! There's a skeleton inside you!, Idan Ben-Barak
Quog and Oort are on their way to Kevin's birthday party. Unfortunately, their spaceship has crashed
Dylan the dump truck, Peter Bently
Dylan tries to be a good dump truck, but he gets distracted easily!
Daisy the digger, Peter Bently
Daisy lacks confidence in her abilities
A curious menagerie, Carin Berger
Introduces readers to sixty unusual and engaging collective nouns ranging from a flamboyance of flamingos to a mischief of mice. Includes a note about the origin of the collective nouns featured in the book
Leyla, Galia Bernstein
Tired of her large, noisy, baboon family, young Leyla runs away and meets a lizard who teaches her to sit alone, be quiet, and do nothing
The little ghost who lost her boo, Elaine Bickell
Little Ghost has lost her boo, but she is determined to get it back so she heads out to look for it. On her night-time hunt she meets a number of her friends, Owl, Pigeon, Rooster and Cow, and asks each of them if they've heard her Boo. None of them have but they are all very kind and offer Little Ghost their own sound instead. But none are as good as her own scary boo so Little Ghost keeps looking.
My body: includes Māori vocabulary, Donovan Bixley
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Learn the words for parts of your body and practise in both English and te reo M&$257;?ori
Under the sea: includes Māori vocabulary, Donovan Bixley
A fun and engaging collection of all your favourite creatures found in the sea in English and te reo Māori.
I'm worried, Michael Ian Black
Potato is worried about what might happen in the future, causing Flamingo to worry, too, but their friend, a little girl, encourages them to focus on enjoying the present, instead
Oscar the hungry unicorn eats Christmas, Lou Carter
It's Christmas Eve and Oscar the Unicorn is hungry. He's eaten the Christmas tree, the stockings and is about to make a start on the presents. But at least he hasn't eaten the magic reindeer food that allows the reindeer to fly has he?! Oh. He has. All of it
Mighty Min, Melissa Castrillón
Deep in the garden, one very tiny girl is about to have a huge adventure. Step inside Min's magical, miniature world, and discover that you're never too small to be mighty
Hello friend!, Rebecca Cobb
Hello Friend! tells the story of one relentlessly big-hearted and enthusiastic little girl who is insistent on befriending a certain little boy. And why wouldn't he want to be friends with her? She's very good at sharing in fact, she insists on it, even if it's a sandwich that he doesn't like. And she's certain that being outside is their favourite thing to do, however reluctant he looks
Grandad's garden, Peter Coburn
Remy's grandad has made a garden just for him. What will he find when he goes exploring?
Grandad's secret, Peter Coburn
Remy's grandad has a secret about Santa, but Remy has to promise to keep it!
This is a dog, Ross Collins
Uh-oh! An excitable (but very loveable) dog has found his way into this First Animals book and he will not let any of the other animals take their turn. Dogs are far more important, after all! And when the other animals get angry, this dog comes up with a very cunning plan to outwit them
This beach is loud!, Samantha Cotterill
A sensitive boy gets overwhelmed by all the sights, sounds, and sensations at the beach, but his dad has a trick to help his son face these unexpected obstacles
Daddy days, Sue deGennaro
Hooray! It's Daddy Day. Some days are long, sunshiny ones with nothing to do but play and laugh together. Other days are full of lists of errands to run and chores to share. But no matter what kind of day it is, there is always fun to be had and hugs to be shared. A book to celebrate the unique bond that dads share with their little ones
Bunny in the middle, Anika Denise
Illustrations and easy-to-read text celebrate the joys of being the middle child in a loving family of rabbits
Cowhide-and-seek, Sheri Dillard
When Bessie hears the farmer counting his cows, she thinks he is starting a game of hide-and-seek, but unbeknownst to her, she is the only one playing
123, Lynley Dodd
Learn how to count, tatau, in Māori and English with help from the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends
Goodbye, friend! Hello, friend!, Cori Doerrfeld
Two best friends understand that saying goodbye to one experience means saying hello to the next, but that does not make it easier when one friend has to move away
The girl, the bear and the magic shoes, Julia Donaldson
When Josephine leaves the shoe shop after buying some lovely new running shoes, she hears an unusual sound; Click-click! Click-click!, what's that following her? Quick, it's a bear! Luckily for Josephine, her new shoes are anything but ordinary; these are magic shoes, but can they help her escape the bear with a mountain, a bog and even a lake in her way?
Molly and the whale, Malachy Doyle
Molly and Dylan wake up one morning to find a whale washed up on the beach. Molly's dad shows them how to care for the whale as they wait for the tide to come in. Molly sings to calm her, while the children and their friends work together to keep her cool and wet
Abner & Ian get right-side up, Dave Eggers
Abner the duck and Ian the prairie dog are stuck sideways on the book's pages, and they will need the reader's help to set things right for storytime
Noodle Bear, Mark Gravas
Noodle Bear is crazy about noodles. His best friend, Fox, brings him other delicious treats when he's a no-show at her party but he's so noodle obsessed that doesn't he notice them. And when he's run out of noodles, his only thought is to go to the big city and become a contestant on the TV game show, "Noodle Knockout". Of course, he becomes a surprise star with more noodles than he can eat
Monty and the poodles, Katie Harnett
Monty had never met a poodle before, and Ginger had never met a stray dog before neither could have guessed what a great friendship theirs could be! Monty is a scruffy, homeless pooch with a taste for fine art, and Ginger is a poodle who doesn't mind getting her paws a bit dirty
How do you dance?, Thyra Heder
There are so many ways to dance! You can jiggle or wiggle or stomp. You can bop or bounce or go completely nuts. You can dance at the market or the bus stop, with your fingers or your face. You can dance because you're happy or even because you're sad
Welcome to Morningtown, Blake Liliane Hellman
In Morningtown, animal families of all shapes and sizes are waking up, getting out of bed, washing up, eating breakfast, and looking forward to a new day
Brenda is a sheep, Morag Hood
Brenda says she is a sheep, but why does she look so different from her fluffy friends? All the sheep adore Brenda. With her sharp pointy teeth and cool grey fur, she's the snazziest sheep around. But Brenda is also very hungry, and doesn't much like the taste of grass, she soon begins plotting the most delicious feast of all
How to annoy dad, Dave Hughes
Look, Dad! I made you porridge and coffee; together! Follow Dad as he spends the day with his kids
Bug City, Dahlov Zorach Ipcar
This charming bug family (Mama is a ladybug and Papa is a daddy longlegs) share a day in Bug City, where they go shopping (for calico moths and velvet ants, of course!) and visit the zoo with rhinoceros beetles and ant lions. Their quaint, busy lives, augmented by Dahlov Ipcar's flamboyant, colourful illustrations, make a charming story for readers to enjoy and learn how to identify a wide variety of bugs
Harry in a hurry, Timothy Knapman
Harry the Hare is always in a hurry he's not even sure why! He eats fast and talks fast and if he's riding on his speedy scooter then you'd better watch out! But when Harry accidentally hurries his way into the local pond, and Tom the Tortoise fishes him out, Harry is forced to take a leaf out of Tom's book and slow right down. In doing so he not only finds a new friend, but enjoys a whole new world of experiences
Superhero dad and son, Timothy Knapman
Dad might not have a superhero mask or wear his pants outside his trousers, but his super snores can be heard a thousand miles away, he tells super jokes and can even make super-scary monsters go away at bedtime
Superhero dad and daughter, Timothy Knapman
Dad might not have a superhero mask or wear his pants outside his trousers, but his super snores can be heard a thousand miles away, he tells super jokes and can even make super-scary monsters go away at bedtime
Save your friends, Hyewon Kyung
A variety of friendly fish and other sea creatures enlist the reader's help in escaping a shark
Dogs and their people, Anne Lambelet
As a girl walks home from school, she enjoys watching people with their dogs, knowing that while some seem mismatched, all are best friends
Paper mice, Megan Wagner Lloyd
One night, two newly-made paper mice separately explore a dark house, finding each other along the way and discovering a shared love of adventure
Clem and Crab, Fiona Lumbers
Clem is an explorer, a collector, a protector of the seas! Treasure hunting on her beloved beach, she stumbles across Crab, his claw stuck in a plastic bag. Crab will be much safer and happier in the city with Clem, but doesn't he belong on the beach? A stunningly illustrated timely tale of cleaning up our beaches, with the message that every small action helps
Trains run!, George Ella Lyon
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal different kinds of trains, how they run, and the sounds they make
There's a tiger out there!, Sophie Masson
A girl frightens her little brother by insisting there's a tiger in the garden, but when the little brother turns the tables on the older one, the older sister ends up being the most terrified until they join forces and make each other feel brave
The hideout, Susanna Mattiangeli
Hannah ignores the voice calling to her and stays in the park with the Odd Furry Creature, making a home in a secret hideout, until, after a long time passes, she hears the voice again
Lambslide, Ann Patchett
A flock of lambs mishears the word "landslide" as "lambslide" and begins a campaign to have one built for them on the farm
How to walk a dump truck, Peter Pearson
Tips for taking care of a pet dump truck. Includes section on the differences between dogs and dump trucks
Ravi's roar, Tom Percival
Most of the time Ravi can control his temper but, one day, he lets out the tiger within. Being a tiger is great fun at first tigers can do anything they want! But who wants to play with a growling, roaring, noisy, wild tiger who won't share or play nicely? Ravi is about to discover something very important about expressing his feelings and making amends
The book hog, Greg Pizzoli
The Book Hog loves books and has a large collection, although he never learned to read. But when a kind librarian invites him to join for storytime, this literature-loving pig discovers the treasure that books really are
There's only one mum like you, Jess Racklyeft
Brave mums, playful mums, cuddly mums, quiet mum; every mum is special in her own way. Charming, heartfelt and delightful, There's Only One Mum Like You is a tribute to the unique magic of mums
Through the eyes of us, Jon Roberts
Through the Eyes of Us is a beautiful, colourful picture book for children which gives insight into the world of children with autism
A dinosaur ate dad's hair, Trent Roberts
Dad doesn't have any hair. At least not on his head. He said it got eaten by a Ty-eat-your-hair-us Rex. But his last explanation is the most ridiculous one of all! A silly, crazy, tearing your hair tale that will leave you baldly laughing
Billy and the dragon, Nadia Shireen
Whilst at a fancy-dress party, something terrible happens, Billy's loyal sidekick Fatcat is kidnapped by a fire-breathing dragon. Uh-oh! But luckily for Fatcat, Billy won't stand for that, off she goes on a brave rescue mission. Join Billy for a fairytale adventure with a twist
Dear Grandpa, Kate Simpson
Grandpa, did you know that if you rub a needle with a magnet, one end will point to the north and the other end to the south? In the south there's an apartment building 160 metres tall. From the balcony, you can see the entire city. There are cinemas and ice cream shops and me! As Henry measures the distance between his new apartment and Grandpa's wooden house under the mango tree, Grandpa works out how close they really are
Theodore the unsure, Pip Smith
King Theodore is the Ruler of the whole animal kingdom. When his mane keeps growing and growing and growing, he must decide whether to cut it or keep it
Sock story, CK Smouha
It's Phil and Dale's favourite time of the week: the wash! The two socks impress each other with their acrobatics; flipping, spinning and shrieking, much to the disapproval of the other clothes in the washing machine. But why should they care? They've got each other and that's all that matters, right? When Phil goes missing, Dale is left contemplating life in solitude
Merrylegs: magic happens in the hush of the night when the stars start to glitter and the moon shines bright, Pam Smy
Merrylegs wants to be loved and to make people happy. But he is a dumpy clumpy riding-school pony
Ella and the ocean, Lian Tanner
Ella lived in the red-dirt country where the earth was as dry as old bones and it hadn't rained for years and years and years. One night, Ella dreamt of the ocean
Allergic Alpaca, Kiah Thomas
The start of the alphabet is a wonderful place to live; unless you're allergic to apples. After an accidental tumble through the alphabet, Alpaca must find his way back home to his friends, Ape, Alligator, Albatross, Anteater and Aardvark. But the longer Alpaca is away from home, the better he feels; his spots disappear, his nose stops running and he has a clear head for the first time ever
I love my grandpa, Anna Walker
Meet Olliea gorgeous, lively zebraFred the dog and all of Ollie's friends. In I Love My Grandpa, Grandpa and Ollie have fun in the garden
That's not my koala ...: its nose is too shiny, Fiona Watt
Meet five adorable koalas in this exciting addition to the much-loved That's not my... series. Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet koalas with fuzzy tummies, soft paws and shiny noses. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness
Baby's first jailbreak, Jim Whalley
Queues at Baby Frank's famous zoo are dwindling and there's only one person responsible. Meet Baby Bruce. He's greedy, fame-hungry and he's opened up a rival zoo nearby. The problem is, all the animals at Baby Bruce's zoo are unhappy. What's Baby Frank to do? Face his nemesis and stage an epic baby jail break, of course
Astro girl, Ken Wilson-Max
Astrid has loved the stars and space for as long as she can remember. "I want to be an astronaut!" she says to everyone who will listen. While her mama is away, Astrid and her papa have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission; like being in zero gravity ("I can do that all day long!" she says), eating food from a kind of tube, and doing science experiments with the help of cookie sheets
Dilly the Donkey, Elli Woollard
Meet Dilly the wonky donkey in this joyous, fun-filled, sun-drenched book that's packed with positive values
The boring book, Shinsuke Yoshitake
A child, bored by his toys, contemplates the emotion and concept of boredom, and whether or not it is boring to be an adult, or a child.
Hey, dog, Tony Johnston
A boy cares for, feeds, and helps an abused stray dog to learn to trust humans again

Younger Fiction

Breakout, Donovan Bixley
Flying Furballs, a hilarious action-packed adventure series, captures the romance and excitement of the era at the dawn of aviation - set in a world of cats versus dogs. Put simply, Flying Furballs is pussycats, planes and Paris. Our hero is Claude D'Bonair, a young pilot in the cat air corp, keen to prove his worth to the older pilots and live up to the memory of his father.
Mr Walker braves the night, Jess Black
Halloween is just around the corner and with it comes the promise of treats and walks. Mr Walker can't wait! That is, until his toy wombat disappears without a trace and strange noises start up in the night.
Mr Walker and the perfect mess, Jess Black
One of the hotel's most treasured staff members is leaving and, while Mr Walker is sad to see Josephine go, he is determined to make her last week a memorable one. If only he can think of the perfect present. First things first - to cope with the summer heatwave and prepare for the Guide Dogs fundraiser.
Three times four with Annemarie: a TOON book, Ivan Brunetti
Annemarie and eleven other classmates find various ways to draw sets of twelve and learn about multiplication along the way.
Trip to the pumpkin farm, Rebecca Elliott
Eva Wingdale and her class are excited about their trip to Poppy's Pumpkin Farm, where every year, there is one very large, extra special, thank-you pumpkin; but on the second day of the visit the owls find that the Thank-you Pumpkin has gone missing, and the farm animals are in an uproar so Eva and the other owls turn detective to solve the mystery of the missing pumpkin.
A bite in the night, Julian Gough
Rabbit is surprised: some of the trees in the valley seem to be flying south for the winter. His friend Bear is sure that trees can't fly. Then there's a loud Crunch! from Very Near By. It sounds like the world's largest rabbit, eating the world's largest carrot. There's a new creature in Rabbit and Bear's valley, and he's trying to Change Everything.
The 117-storey treehouse, Andy Griffiths
Andy and Terry's treehouse now has 13 new storeys, including a tiny-horse level, a pyjama-party room, an Underpants Museum, a photo-bombing booth, a waiting room, a Door of Doom, a circus, a giant-robot-fighting arena, a traffic school, a water-ski park filled with flesh-eating piranhas and a treehouse visitor centre with a 24-hour information desk, a penguin-powered flying treehouse tour bus and a gift shop.
Dumpster Dog, Colas Gutman
Dumpster Dog, a naive canine who lives in a garbage can, sets out with his best friend Flat Cat in search of an owner, but his encounters with mean-spirited people, dog-knappers, and thieves make him realize friends are way better than owners.
Maiden & princess, Daniel Haack
When a maiden reluctantly attends a ball for her friend, the prince, everyone considers her his perfect match until she surprises them, and herself, by finding true love with someone else.
Magic at midnight, Lindsey Kelk
She will go to the ball. But nothing will go to plan. A magic girl. A talking dog. Let's get this party started. Cinders lives a boring life with her selfish stepsisters and mean stepmother. So when her wishes start magically coming true it's a surprise to say the least. Then Cinders meets her fairy godmother: she's magic, she can fly, and she's called Brian.
Magic at midnight, Lindsey Kelk
She will go to the ball. But nothing will go to plan. A magic girl. A talking dog. Let's get this party started. Cinders lives a boring life with her selfish stepsisters and mean stepmother. So when her wishes start magically coming true it's a surprise to say the least. Then Cinders meets her fairy godmother: she's magic, she can fly, and she's called Brian.
Uncle Shawn and Bill and the not one tiny bit lovey-dovey Moon adventure, A L Kennedy
Uncle Shawn and his best friend Badger Bill are back for another brilliantly bonkers adventure. They've seen off the nasty Dr P'Klawz with the help of their trusty llama pals, and now everything on their farm up on the sunny side of Scotland is just about perfect.
The curse of the school rabbit, Judith Kerr
It all started with the school rabbit. Snowflake is the school rabbit, and Snowflake is trouble. At least that's what Tommy thinks, and when Snowflake is unexpectedly left for him to look after and everything starts to go wrong, it looks like Tommy might be right. Even if he is getting more pocket money for feeding it and might be able to afford a new bike after all.
Princess ponies. [Volumes 4-6], Chloe Ryder
Collects three stories about Pippa and her magical pony friend Princess Stardust.
Princess ponies. [Volumes 1-3], Chloe Ryder
Collects three stories about Pippa and her magical pony friend Stardust as they search for missing golden horseshoes and try to save the island of Chevalia.
The case of the vanishing granny, Alexander McCall Smith
Billy, Fern and Joe Shortbread are the stars of their family circus, but they also have another talent ... they're experts at solving mysteries! When their circus moves into a new town they soon make friends with a young boy named Tom. But Tom can't enjoy the circus because his granny has disappeared and he's worried he'll never see her again.
The case of the vanishing granny, Alexander McCall Smith
Billy, Fern and Joe Shortbread are the stars of their family circus, but they also have another talent ... they're experts at solving mysteries! When their circus moves into a new town they soon make friends with a young boy named Tom. But Tom can't enjoy the circus because his granny has disappeared and he's worried he'll never see her again.
The climbers, Ali Standish
Lonely Alma longs to explore the lush forest beyond her narrow town, but her uncle has told her it's full of fearsome beasts. One night, she ventures into the trees and finds a frightened bear cub. The two become friends but the rest of the town is not so welcoming. Soon, Alma and Star Bear are forced to set off in search of a place to call home.
George and the great brain swappery, Cal Wilson
Hi, I'm George Pepperton. Some people think my family is a little odd. POSSIBLE REASONS PEOPLE THINK MY FAMILY IS ODD 1. Mum is an inventor extraordinaire. 2. I have a brother the size of a lemon. 3. That time we took Mum's BRAIN SWAPPING MACHINE on a school excursion to the zoo, and everyone's brains got swapped with WILD ANIMALS'... OK, maybe that is a little odd. I tell you though, being a PEPPERTON is never boring!