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  • Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
    Leaf Man (English, Hardback) Lois Ehlert

    A man made of leaves blows away, traveling wherever the wind may take him. With illustrations made from actual fall leaves and die-cut pages on every spread that reveal gorgeous landscape vistas, here is a playful, whimisical and evocative book that celebrates the natural world and the rich imaginative life of children. Ages 4-8.

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  • A Friend is Someone Who Likes You by Joan Walsh Anglund
    A Friend is Someone Who Likes You (English, Hardback) Joan Walsh Anglund

    Written by the author who has created books for children and adults worldwide, this classic has been a favourite gift between friends.

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  • Tangerine by Edward Bloor
    Tangerine (English, Paperback) Edward Bloor

    Though legally blind, Paul Fisher can see what others cannot. He can see that his parents' constant praise of his brother, Erik, the football star, is to cover up something that is terribly wrong. But no one listens to Paul - until his family moves to Tangerine. Maybe this new start in Tangerine will help Paul finally see the truth about his past.

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  • Peak by Roland Smith
    Peak (English, Paperback) Roland Smith

    After Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, he's left with two choices: wither away in juvenile detention or go live with his long-lost father, who runs a climbing company. But Peak learns that his father's renewed interest in him has strings attached. He wants Peak to be the youngest person to reach the Everest summit.

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  • Paris Was Yesterday, 1925-1939 by Janet Flanner
    Paris Was Yesterday, 1925-1939 (English, Paperback) Janet Flanner, Irving Drutman

    In 1925 Flanner began her New Yorker ?Letter from Paris,? from which most of the pieces in this collection are drawn. They give an incomparable view of French life before World War II. Edited by Irving Drutman; Index.

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  • Words with Power by Northrop Frye
    Words with Power (English, Hardback) Northrop Frye

    Frye continues his exploration, begun in The Great Code, of the influence of Biblical themes and forms of expression on Western literature, with discussions of authors ranging from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Yeats and Eliot. Frye identifies four key elements found in the Bible-the mountain, the garden, the cave, and the furnace-and describes how they recur in later secular writings. Indices.

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  • Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Patou
    Mrs. Spitzer's Garden (English, Hardback) Edith Patou, Tricia Tusa

    Mrs Spitzer is a wise teacher who knows many things. She knows about gardens. She knows about children. She knows how similar they are, and how both will flourish if tended lovingly. This story along with illustrations aims to help children grow and blossom.

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  • Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    Le Petit Prince (French, Paperback) Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    A small boy learns of the wonders and ironies of life during a celestial odyssey.

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  • Mr Putter & Tabby Clear the Decks by Cynthia Rylant
    Mr Putter & Tabby Clear the Decks (English, Paperback) Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard

    Mr Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, are itchy. Not because of fleas, but because it is hot, they're bored, and they're out of ice lollies. So when their neighbour, Mrs Teaberry, suggests a sightseeing cruise, they're excited to set sail.

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  • Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
    Whoever You Are (English, Paperback) Mem Fox, Leslie Staub

    Now in a board-book format, this book tells a story that weaves its way around the Earth--across cultures and generations--celebrating the bonds that unite us all. Full-color.

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  • Mr Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish by Cynthia Rylant
    Mr Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish (English, Paperback) Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard

    Mr Putter and Tabby love going to the fish store. Mr Putter loves it because he has always liked fish. Tabby loves it because fish make her whiskers tingle and her tail twitch. So, one day Mr Putter and Tabby decide to bring three fish home. And that's when they discover Tabby has a fish problem.

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  • Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan
    Dancing on the Edge (English, Paperback) Han Nolan

    Miracle McCloy comes from an unusual family. Having been raised according to a set of mystical rules and beliefs, Miracle is unable to cope in the real world. Lost in a desperate dance among lit candles, she sets herself afire and comes to in a hospital. There, a psychiatrist helps her navigate her painful struggle to take charge of her life.

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  • Winter Danger by William O. Steele
    Winter Danger (English, Paperback) William O. Steele

    When a harsh winter hits the mountains, Caje Amis and his father are forced to take shelter with distant relatives . . . and the experience changes both of them.

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  • "Death of the Moth" and Other Essays by Virginia Woolf
    "Death of the Moth" and Other Essays (English, Paperback) Virginia Woolf

    Selected essays, some previously unpublished touch on literary, personal, biographical, theatrical, and social subjects

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  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane by Cynthia Rylant
    Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane (English, Paperback) Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard

    Mr Putter loves toys. He's old and he knows he shouldn't love them anymore. But he does. His fine cat, Tabby, however, does not. She's especially bothered by toys that fly. So when Mr Putter brings home a little toy biplane that's supposed to really fly, he and Tabby are in for quite an adventure.

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  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Write the Book by Cynthia Rylant
    Mr. Putter and Tabby Write the Book (English, Paperback) Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard

    Mr Putter has decided to write a book - a mystery novel, to be exact. But being a writer is far more challenging than it looks. There's all that empty white paper to fill, all those tasty snacks to prepare (and eat), and then there are the naps. Part of the "Mr Putter and Tabby" series, this book is suitable for aspiring authors of all ages.

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  • Mr Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea by Cynthia Rylant
    Mr Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea (English, Paperback) Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard

    Old Mr Putter has much to do. In the morning he eats his muffin. Then he works in his garden until teatime, when he enjoys his cup of tea. The problem is, Mr Putter is lonely. What Mr Putter needs is a friend - and he finds one at the animal shelter. Now Mr. Putter has Tabby, the old yellow cat, who purrs while Mr Putter tells his stories.

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  • Tough Boris by Mem Fox
    Tough Boris (English, Paperback) Mem Fox, Kathryn Brown

    Boris von der Borch is a mean, greedy old pirate--tough as nails, through and through, like all pirates. Or is he? When a young boy sneaks into Boris' ship, he discovers that Boris and his mates aren't quite what he expected! Full color.

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  • Mr Putter and Tabby Take the Train by Cynthia Rylant
    Mr Putter and Tabby Take the Train (English, Paperback) Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard

    Mr Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, are going for a train ride with their neighbours, Mrs Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke. They've planned the perfect afternoon trip. But when they get to the station, they're in for a big surprise: No pets are allowed on the train! It looks like the trip is off, until Mr Putter comes up with a clever idea.

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  • A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
    A Crooked Kind of Perfect (English, Paperback) Linda Urban

    Ten-year-old Zoe Elias dreams of playing a baby grand piano at Carnegie Hall. But when Dad ventures to the music store and ends up with a wheezy organ instead of a piano, Zoe's dreams hit a sour note. Learning the organ versions of old TV theme songs just isn't the same as mastering Beethoven on the piano.

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