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 Read reviewHattie

Hattie

Frida Nilsson, Stina Wirsen, Julia Marshall

A funny, lively, sympathetic illustrated chapter book about a street-smart country girl in her first year of school, from internationally award-winning Frida Nilsson.

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Everybody Counts: A counting story from 0 to 7.5 billion

Everybody Counts: A counting story from 0 to 7.5 billion

Kristin Roskifte

Everybody Counts takes readers on a lively journey through all the diversity the world has to offer, from 0 to 7.5 billion.

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The Ice Sea Pirates

The Ice Sea Pirates

Frida Nilsson, Davd Barrow

The cold bites and the sea lashes in this page-turning adventure on the ice seas. No one but ten-year-old Siri dares to face treacherous sailors, hungry wolves and the arctic winter to save her younger sister from the dreaded...

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 Read reviewDulcinea in the Forbidden Forest

Dulcinea in the Forbidden Forest

Ole Koennecke, Shelley Tanaka

A funny illustrated fairy tale for early readers about the brave and capable Dulcinea, who must save her father from the witch's spell and get him home to celebrate her birthday.

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White Fox

White Fox

Chen Jiatong

Dilah is a young white fox who returns home to find his mother gravely injured. Before she dies, she tells him of a secret treasure with the power to make animals human. But wicked blue foxes want it too and will stop at nothing...

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Two for Me, One for You

Two for Me, One for You

Jorg Muhle

A new story from the author of bestselling Tickle My Ears: two friends share three mushrooms...who will get the extra one?

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Where Dani Goes, Happy Follows

Where Dani Goes, Happy Follows

Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson, Julia Marshall

A stand-alone follow-up to the acclaimed chapter books that began with New York Times Notable Book My Happy Life

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 Read reviewZanzibar

Zanzibar

Catharina Valckx

An uplifting, warmhearted early chapter book about a crow, who proves you can move mountains (or even dromedaries) and perform truly heroic deeds if you believe in yourself.

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All the Dear Little Animals

All the Dear Little Animals

Ulf Nilsson, Eva Eriksson, Julia Marshall

A funny illustrated chapter book about three children who decide someone must bury all the world's poor dead animals.

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Bruno

Bruno

Catharina Valckx, Nicolas Hubesch, Antony Shugaar

Days come and go, and for Bruno they always bring something interesting. And once in a while, a day comes along that is just about perfect! These six linked stories are full of friendship, silliness, and the little moments that...

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 Special priceThe Runaways

The Runaways

Ulf Stark, Kitty Crowther

Grandson and grandpa run away together for a one-night adventure. This novel is filled with warmth and humour, from one of the world's best writers for children.

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A Bear Named Bjorn

A Bear Named Bjorn

Delphine Perret, Antony Shugaar

Bjorn lives in a cave. The walls are soft, the ground is comfortable, and just in front there is new grass and a rough tree, perfect for back-scratching.

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All's Happy That Ends Happy

All’s Happy That Ends Happy

Rose Lagercrantz, Eva Eriksson

The final book in the acclaimed and beloved chapter book series that celebrates Dani's special ability to be happy and make others happy too.    

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The Tale of the Tiny Man

The Tale of the Tiny Man

Barbro Lindgren, Eva Eriksson

A classic Swedish picture book with a very happy ending about being lonely, finding friends and learning how to play.

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Seahorses Are Sold Out

Seahorses Are Sold Out

Constanze Spengler, Katja Gehrmann, Shelley Tanaka

In this is a high-spirited story about an enterprising only child and a father's juggle to work from home, one pet for Mika leads to another and another...

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No One Is Angry Today

No One Is Angry Today

Toon Tellegen, Marc Boutavant, David Colmer

A wry and thought-provoking illustrated storybook in which the forest animals encounter their emotions, discovering that anger can appease, connect, resolve and even lead to tears of laughter.

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Leilong the Library Bus

Leilong the Library Bus

Julia Liu, Bei Lynn, Helen Wang

A library-loving picture book in which an enthusiastic dinosaur absorbed in storytime threatens to flatten the library-until they decide to take the books outdoors.

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I Am the Subway

I Am the Subway

Hyo-eun Kim

A cinematic journey through the Seoul subway that masterfully portrays the many unique lives we travel alongside whenever we take the train.

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Einstein: The Fantastic Journey of a Mouse Through Time and Space

Einstein: The Fantastic Journey of a Mouse Through Time and Space

Torben Kuhlmann

A science-based adventure full of delightful details.

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Pablo

Pablo

Rascal

Pablo is a fresh and funny story for babies and toddlers about stepping out on your own into a bright new world. With the little chick Pablo, we discover our five senses and take a first flight.

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A Mother Is a House

A Mother Is a House

Aurore Petit, Daniel Hahn

This crisp and contemporary picture book offers a unique baby's eye view of the first year, from birth to first steps.

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Inside the Suitcase

Inside the Suitcase

Clotilde Perrin, Daniel Hahn

A magical lift-the-flaps adventure-part puzzle, part fairy tale-where the boy's suitcase full of tricks and treasures is the key to getting him home.

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Everybody Poos

Everybody Poos

Taro Gomi

A no-nonsense approach to poo to encourage children not to be ashamed about potty training.

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Jefferson

Jefferson

Jean-Claude Mourlevat, Ros Schwartz

When Jefferson the hedgehog goes to his hairdresser's, he's shocked to discover the barber lying dead on the floor.

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 Read reviewWhy Do I Feel Like This?

Why Do I Feel Like This?

Shinsuke Yoshitake

A witty, perceptive picture book that will help children develop emotional resilience.

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Before After

Before After

Matthias Aregui, Anne-Margot Ramstein

A beautiful, smart and graphic picture book that explores the theme of before and after.

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Who Will Comfort Toffle?

Who Will Comfort Toffle?

Tove Jansson, Sophie Hannah

A tale of Moomin Valley sees Toffle driven from his home by the frightening noises of the forest.

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 Read reviewInside the Villains

Inside the Villains

Clotilde Perrin

An extraordinary pop-up book that reveals the secrets of the most famous fairytale villians: giants, wolves and witches

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Madeline

Madeline

Ludwig Bemelmans

'In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines...' The small but feisty heroine, Madeline, and her charming Parisian world have been loved by children and adults alike for...

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Harold Snipperpot's Best Disaster Ever

Harold Snipperpot’s Best Disaster Ever

Beatrice Alemagna

A fun, heart-warming story about a lonely boy named Harold Snipperpot, and what happens when his parents decide to throw him a birthday party.

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 Read reviewCan I Build Another Me?

Can I Build Another Me?

Shinsuke Yoshitake

Follows a child's hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought as he decides to make a clone of himself - and starts to ponder what makes him.

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On A Magical Do-Nothing Day

On A Magical Do-Nothing Day

Beatrice Alemagna

A poignant look at the way things come and go, beautifully illustrated by Beatrice Alemagna, winner of the Society of Illustrator's Gold Medal for Original Art. 

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The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty

The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty

Beatrice Alemagna

From one of the most renowned and exciting illustrators working today, a picture book with a distinctive style mixing collage, paint and drawing

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The Forest

The Forest

Riccardo Bozzi, Violeta Lopiz, Valerio Vidali

A book about the journey of life, from our wide-eyes of childhood through the tangles and brambles, into our end.

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Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

Megumi Iwasa, Jun Takabatake

Giraffe is bored, as usual. He'd love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends it as far as possible across the other side of the horizon. There he finds a pen pal-Penguin.

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 Read reviewSeasons

Seasons

Blexbolex, Linda Burgess

A stunning book exploring the cycle of seasons, the passage of time, the way people live, play, forget, remember ... Through objects, places and actions, the world is revealed as both permanent and ever-changing.

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Duck, Death and the Tulip

Duck, Death and the Tulip

Wolf Erlbruch (Author), Catherine Chidgey, Penelope Todd

In a strangely heart-warming and beautifully illustrated story, a duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death.

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It Might Be An Apple

It Might Be An Apple

Shinsuke Yoshitake

A boisterous, philosophical shaggy dog story for young children that follows a child's hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought through all the things an apple might be if it is not, in fact, an apple. It encourages a...

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What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?

Shinsuke Yoshitake

A sensitive and gently humorous look at a little boy's imaginings of where his Grandpa goes after he dies.

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