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One More Friend

by Bill Condon

Starting at a new school is scary. It's lucky then that Jack knows how to make people laugh. But not everyone finds him funny, so he has to think of another way...

Lucy LongwhiskersLucyLongwhiskers

by Daisy Meadows

Join Lily and Jess in Friendship Forest - a secret world where all the animals can talk! But the animals need their help. Can the girls rescue baby bunny Lucy Longwhiskers from the wicked witch Grizelda?

Slinky Malinki Catflaps

by Lynley Dodd

Slinky Malinki wakes from a cosy sleep, stretches and slips out through the catflap and into the night. He's soon joined by his friends Greywacke Jones, Butterball Brown, the Poppadum kittens and the rest of the gang. Hobnobbing happily on the wall,ten in a row, the cats are disturbed by the crotchety Scarface Claw. The cats hiss and yowl until all the neighbours complain. Scarface slopes off and Slinky Malinki invites his friends home to sit in front of the fire, hobnobbing happily, ten in a row.

be brave little penguinBe Brave Little Penguin

by Giles Andreae

Little Penguin Pip-Pip would love to join in with all his friends swimming in the sea, but there's just one problem ...he's scared of water. Can Pip-Pip overcome his fears and finally take the plunge? This irresistible story shows that sometimes all it takes is a little bit of encouragement - and a whole lot of heart - to finally make that leap!

 

The Crayons’ Book of Numbers

By Drew Daywalt

Counting is as easy as 1… 2… purple?… in this charming book of numbers.
Poor Duncan can’t catch a break!
First, his crayons go on strike. Then, they come back home. Now his favorite colors are missing once again! Can you count up all the crayons that are missing from his box?
From the creative minds behind the The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home comes a colorful board book introducing young readers to numbers.

Freddy Bear and the BeachFreddy Bear and the Beach

By Joy Cowley

Freddy Bear is off to the beach with Dad. He runs, he plays, he chases seagulls, the waves chase him. Then, oops, Freddy Bear has a little accident! The Freddy Bear books are designed for reading aloud to children 6 months to 3 years. The main character, a little bear living with loving, supportive parents, approximates a 2–3 years old child.
The stories relate to early stages of child development with experiential learning in a safe environment. The text is brought to life by the wonderful illustrations of award-winning illustrator Philip Webb, who is expert at depicting small nuances that can’t be described in words, and he does this with body language and detailed facial expressions.

Into the Lion's Den  (Devlin Quick #1)

by Linda Fairstein

Watch out, Nancy Drew—Devlin Quick is smart, strong, and she will DEFINITELY close the case in this thrilling new mystery series for girls and boys from New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein.
Someone has stolen a page from a rare book in the New York Public Library. At least, that’s what Devlin’s friend Liza thinks she’s seen, but she can’t be sure. Any other kid might not see a crime here, but Devlin Quick is courageous and confident, and she knows she has to bring this man to justice—even if it means breathlessly racing around the city to collect evidence. But who is this thief? And what could the page—an old map—possibly lead to? With her wits, persistence, and the help of New York City’s finest (and, okay, a little bit of help from her police commissioner mother, too), Dev and her friends piece the clues together to uncover a mystery that’s bigger than anyone expected—and more fun, too.
With all of the heart-pounding excitement that made her internationally bestselling Alexandra Cooper series a hit, Linda Fairstein paves the way for another unstoppable heroine . . . even if she is only twelve.

truest heartThe Truest Heart

By E. D. Baker

Born to be a tooth fairy, Cory Feathering has been busy proving there's another life meant for her -- one of matchmaking! She's already helped Marjorie Muffet and Goldilocks find true love, and now it's Mary Lambkin's turn. When Cory has a vision of Mary with one particular boy, Cory knows exactly what to do.But it's Cory's own personal life that needs help. The Fairy Guilds are constantly hounding her, furious that she's abandoned the guild she was born into in favor of choosing her own path. They won't stop until justice has been served. As Cory prepares to fight for what she believes in, she must decide once and for all if she's prepared to take on the responsibility of her biggest role yet, one that will change her destiny forever.
This fun and joyful third book in E. D. Baker's Fairy-Tale Matchmaker series is perfect for fans of fairytale retellings!

The BFG (2016 film)

Sophie, a ten year old orphaned girl who lives in a London orphanage stays awake reading through the nights due to her insomnia. At 3:00 AM, or what she calls the "witching hour", she sees an elderly giant outside her window. The giant captures her and takes her into Giant Country. There, he explains that he named himself the "Big Friendly Giant" or the "BFG" for short and that Sophie must stay with him for the rest of her life because she saw him and must not be allowed to reveal the existence of giants. After learning that she has insomnia and that she doesn't believe he can control dreams, he manages to read her to sleep and gives her a nightmare about failing to escape and being eaten by another giant.

Non-Fiction

Chess Strategy for Kidschess strategy for kids

By Thomas Engqvist

So you have learned how to play chess, studied tactics and know some basic endgames and openings. What’s next? The glue that binds it all together is strategy. By forming a good plan, chess-players seize strong points on the board and target the opponent’s weaknesses. Experienced player and teacher Thomas Engqvist shows that it all depends on logic that can be grasped by players of any age. He explains how to identify the right strategy in a wide range of typical situations. With his guidance, you will soon be finding good plans on your own - and then it will be time to demonstrate your tactical mastery!

Peter Jackson: Director of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit Trilogies (Movie Makers)

by Rebecca Felix

This title examines the remarkable life of Peter Jackson. Readers will learn about his family background, childhood, and education, his career as a movie producer and director, and his famous works. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, fast facts, list of famous works, and a critical evaluation activity.

cool kids cookCool Kids Cook: Delicious Recipes and Fabulous Facts to Turn into a Kitchen Whizz

by Jenny Chandler

Cool Kids Cook is an informative, fun and stylish first cookbook for the pre-teen market. Children from ages 7 to 14 are getting more and more interested in getting into the kitchen. Moreover, they want a cook book that looks quite cool and grown-up, has lots of interesting and fun facts about food background, but that doesn't include recipes for rice crispy cakes and doesn't patronise. This books aims to do just that - to empower kids to a point where they could put a great supper on the table (with a bit of help/guidance for the first few years) and then give them a few exotic dishes with which to show off. This is NOT 'children's food', but real, achievable dishes that teach children about how to eat healthily, shop cannily and learn the vital basic cooking skills to set them up for life. Alongside the classic recipes for muffins and a great birthday cake, you will also find nutritious ideas such as fish en papilotte, adventurous stir fries, vegetable slaws or homemade granola. 50 recipes will teach the basic skills and offer variations to build on those skills. With easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, a fun graphic style to the food facts and kitchen safety, plus loads of basic info on how to shop, plan and balance your diet, this is the book to get kids cooking properly for life.

Planets Near Earth (Space)

by Ian Graham

Planets near Earth offers a look at the peculiarities and similarities of the planets nearest to Earth with wondrous illustrations and facts about what the planets are made of. Learn about the wonders of space in this series, designed for readers aged 7 and up, but accessible to a wide range of reading abilities. If you've ever wondered what can be found on the dark side of the moon, or what other galaxies lurk beyond the Milky Way, these are the books for you. From the Sun, asteroids and comets to planets far and near Earth, you will discover here the most recent developments in space exploration and research.

 

Updated 07/02/2017