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Akimbo and the Elephants
3.83 avg. rating
· 437 Ratings
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4.59 avg. rating
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The true story of a 6-year-old boy with a dreadful secret.

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3.83 avg. rating
· 23351 Ratings
Who needs a ladder when you’ve got a giraffe with an extended neck?

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Inky the Octopus
4.15 avg. rating
· 795 Ratings
Out of this tank, I must be free.
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Can I Let You Go?
4.48 avg. rating
· 1194 Ratings
Can I Let You Go? is the true story of Faye, a wonderful young woman who may never be able to parent her unborn child.

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3.99 avg. rating
· 660 Ratings
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Mr Pink-Whistle Stories
4.38 avg. rating
· 13 Ratings
Mr Pink-Whistle uses his magic tricks to do what he loves most-help people. Whether he is exposing cheating market-seller Tom Twisty, punishing the jones family for forgetting to feed their cat, or pu…
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The Midnight Fox
3.76 avg. rating
· 958 Ratings
Tom dislikes spending the summer on his aunt's farm until he discovers a black fox in the forest and tracks her to her den.
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Willow Wildthing and The Swamp Monster (Willow Wildthing #1)
When Willow meets the Wild Things she knows life is never going to be the same again.
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Song of the River
4.12 avg. rating
· 43 Ratings
Times are tough for Cari and her mum. A violent storm has flooded the valley where they live, destroying their home and café business.

Things seem bleak – but hope appears in the form of a plan to rein…
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Rainbow Grey
4.15 avg. rating
· 581 Ratings
A magical new series from best-selling author and illustrator, Laura Ellen Anderson!

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· 276 Ratings
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3.95 avg. rating
· 2304 Ratings
What will Fat Cat sit on? The pig? (Oink!) The chicken? (Cluck!) How about the dog? (Grrrr.)
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3.66 avg. rating
· 209 Ratings
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The Giants and the Joneses
3.73 avg. rating
· 266 Ratings
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· 2996 Ratings
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4.12 avg. rating
· 17585 Ratings
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3.99 avg. rating
· 898 Ratings
New release from Purple House Press, August 2017!

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4.00 avg. rating
· 360 Ratings
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4.43 avg. rating
· 437 Ratings
Celebrate your little cuddle bug with this sweet and colorful rhyming board book!

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The Magic Faraway Tree (The Faraway Tree, #2)
Jo, Bessie and Fanny take their cousin Rick on an adventure he'll never forget to the magic Faraway Tree, where he meets Moon-Face, Silky the fairy and Saucepan Man, and visits all the different lands…
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The Folk of the Faraway Tree (The Faraway Tree, #3)
"A land at the top of a tree!" said Connie. "I don't believe a word of it."

Jo, Bessie and Fanny are fed up when Connie comes to stay - she's so stuck-up and bossy. But they don't let her stop them hav…
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4.23 avg. rating
· 23912 Ratings
Jo, Bessie and Fanny move to the country and find an Enchanted Wood right on their doorstep. In the magic Faraway Tree live the magical characters that soon become their new friends – Moon-Face, Silky…
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3.45 avg. rating
· 342 Ratings
From the author of Trucks Roll!, an up-in-the-clouds exploration of all things airplane.

World’s mighty big
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Planes fly!

Take to the skies with this fun, …
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Little Excavator
4.15 avg. rating
· 1205 Ratings
From New York Times  bestselling author-illustrator of the Llama Llama books comes a new character ready to dig his way into your heart!

Here come the BIG RIGS
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The Bangalore Detectives Club (Kaveri and Ramu #1)
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Malice Domestic Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel

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4.03 avg. rating
· 1242 Ratings
What impact would it have when everything suddenly faded to black?

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The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey
3.77 avg. rating
· 2641 Ratings
What if you could write a new ending for yourself?

England, 1898. When Evelyn first married the famous novelist William Aubrey, she was dazzled by his brilliance. But their newlywed bliss is brief when…
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