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The Big Row Your Boat Adventure, Scott Pearson

9781869713881 (1)

A modern take on the classic rhyme Row, Row, Row Your Boat with three brave adventurers setting off on an epic journey. From the tallest penguin to the world's deadliest octopus, you might encounter a friendly narwhal or even a nest of sea snakes. But don't forget to look out for the crocodiles! With vibrant illustrations by Scott Pearson, The Big Row Your Boat Adventure is a fun read-along picture book, which teaches children about geography and the many wild and wonderful animals that inhabit our world.

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The Lion in the Meadow, Margaret Mahy

9781869713980

The little boy said, 'Mother, there is a lion in the meadow.' The mother said, 'Nonsense, little boy.'

Do you think there is a lion in the meadow?
Award-winning author Margaret Mahy tells a delightful story of truth and imagination, with charming illustrations from Jenny Williams.

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The Witch in the Cherry Tree, Margaret Mahy

Witch in the Cherry Tree

It's a damp and dull day, but in the kitchen it's warm and cosy. David and his mother are baking, and the delicious smells bring a greedy witch to their garden. Witches love to steal freshly baked cakes! She is going to use every magic trick she knows to steal their scrumptious treats, but can David outsmart her?

A mouth-watering tale of delicious cakes and wicked witches, from New Zealand's most celebrated children's writer, Margaret Mahy, with gorgeous illustrations by Jenny Williams.

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Oi! Series, Kes Gray

Oi Frog!, Oi Dog!, Oi Cat! and Oi Duck-Billed Platypus! make up the top ten bestselling Oi! series. A brilliant rhyming read-aloud series, jam-packed with animals and silliness - perfect for children and parents alike.

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Boot: Small Robot, Big Adventure, Shane Hegarty

9781444949360

For fans of WALL-E and Toy Story, comes a heart-warming, humorous adventure about a young robot trying to find its way home.

When toy robot, Boot, wakes up at a scrapyard, it has no idea how it got there and why it isn't with its owner, Beth. It only has two and a half glitchy memories, but it knows it was loved, which means something important to humans. Boot soon realises its emotions make it different to other robots, who just function and don't think. Boot is scared but tries to be brave, which is hard when its screen keeps showing a wobbly, worried face. Luckily Boot meets Noke and Red - other 'advanced' robots who have learned to survive in secret. With its new friends by its side, Boot is determined to find Beth and the gang set off on a dangerous adventure. Everything Boot thought it knew about the world is changing and things aren't as simple as it remembers . . .

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Ten Little Elves, Mike Brownlow

9781408338292

The Ten Little Elves are on a mission to rescue Christmas ... But what will the Ten Little Elves do when they meet a growling polar bear? And a yowling yeti? And a SCARY Ice Queen?

Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Elves is perfect for sharing together.

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Wide Big World, Maxine Beneba Clarke

wide Big World

Difference is everywhere, just look and see. This whole-wide-big-world is wondrous-unique. A gorgeous picture book about our diverse and wonderful world from award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke and illustrator Isobel Knowles.

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Malala: My Story of Standing up for Girls' Rights, Malala Yousafzai

9781526361592

This illustrated adaptation of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's bestselling memoir, I Am Malala, introduces readers of 7+ to the remarkable story of a teenage girl who risked her life for the right to go to school. Raised in a changing Pakistan by an enlightened father from a poor background and a beautiful, illiterate mother, Malala was taught to stand up for her beliefs. When terrorists took control of her region and declared that girls were forbidden from going to school, Malala refused to sacrifice her education. And on 9 October 2012, she nearly paid the ultimate price for her courage when she was shot on her way home from school. The book follows Malala's incredible journey to recovery in the aftermath of the attack, from the life-saving surgery she receives in a Birmingham hospital to her reunion with her family and their eventual relocation to England. Today Malala is a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Her story of bravery and determination in the face of extremism is more timely now than ever.

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Lucy's Book, Natalie Jane Prior

9780734416605

Lucy's mum takes her to the library every Saturday. Lucy loves to read, but there is one special book that she borrows over and over again. The book is shared between friends, dropped in the ocean, flown to China and even made into a banana sandwich. But what will happen when everyone's favourite book goes missing?

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The Story of Tantrum O'Furrily, Cressida Cowell

9781444933819

Written by Cressida Cowell, creator of the bestselling How to train Your Dragon series comes a lyrical fable of a curious kitten who ventures out for the first time.

Tantrum O'Furrily's kittens are hungry and doubt that a story can ease a their stray cat's rumbling stomachs. They soon learn that stories are powerful, and that if you're courageous you might find a saucer of milk at the end of that story.

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Claude, Alex T Smith

9781444919608

Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with 52 episodes.

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Aunt Nasty, Margaret Mahy

9781869713782

Aunt Nasty is coming to stay. Claire and Toby don't know what to expect. You see, Aunt Nasty isn't like other aunties. Aunt Nasty is a witch!

A spooky and magical full colour edition of a classic story from the CARNEGIE-winning and HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD nominated author Margaret Mahy, with new full colour illustrations by Chris Mould.

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The Great Piratical Rumbustification

9781869713546

Yo ho ho! All across the city, the pirates are getting restless and long for a party. So when a retired pirate comes to babysit for the Terrapin family, they are in for quite a surprise...

From the rumbustious author and artist team of Margaret Mahy, winner of the Carnegie medal, and Quentin Blake, the first Children's Laureate, and best known for his partnership with Roald Dahl, this is a dazzling story which will delight pirate loving children everywhere.

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Giraffe’s Can’t Dance

9781408354414 (1)

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of much-loved picture book classic, GIRAFFES CAN'T DANCE, with this special new edition and a super-shiny cover!

Gerald the giraffe longs to go to the great Jungle Dance, but how can he join in when he doesn't know how to tango or two-step? Everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ... or can they?
A funny, touching and triumphant story about being yourself and finding your own tune, Giraffes Can't Dance has been a family favourite for 20 years.

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The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

9781444939231

A brilliantly funny Christmas picture book from the bestselling author of Oi Frog!

'Twas the night before the night before Christmas (That's Christmas Eve Eve). And Santa was wiping his brow on his sleeve. Green elves were sewing, Blue elves were counting, Red elves were carving, the pressure was mounting!

It's the day before Christmas Eve and Santa is ever so busy ... he's got presents to wrap, reindeer to wake and a sleigh to start. But has he forgotten something? And, more importantly, will he be ready in time?

Inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic festive poem, this hilarious, rhyming picture book is sure to have you ho ho ho-ing!

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Rabbit and Bear, Julian Gough & Jim Field

Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books.

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The Lion Inside, Rachel Bright

9781408331606

A bestselling story about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar.

In a dry dusty place where the sand sparkled gold, stood a mighty flat rock, all craggy and old. And under that rock in a tinyful house, lived the littlest, quietest, meekest brown mouse.
Fed up of being ignored by the other animals, Mouse wishes he could roar like Lion. But, as he discovers, even the biggest, bossiest people are scared sometimes ... and even the smallest creatures can have the heart of a lion!

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The Squirrels Who Squabbled

9781408340479

Two greedy squirrels learn to share, in this hilarious rhyming adventure from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside.

Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, between the trees, over boulders, down the river and - ARGH! - right to the edge of a waterfall! Working together might be the only way to save themselves now ...
A laugh-out-loud tale about friendship and sharing. Perfect for competitive friends and sibling rivals!

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The Koala Who Could

9781408331644

A funny rhyming story about dealing with change and overcoming worries, from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside.

In a wonderful place, at the breaking of dawn, where the breezes were soft and the sunshine was warm, a place where the creatures ran wild and played free ... A Koala called Kevin clung to a tree.
Meet Kevin. A koala who likes to keep things the same. Exactly the same. But sometimes change comes along whether we like it or not... And, as Kevin discovers, if you step outside your comfort zone and try new things, you might just surprise yourself!

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