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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter
    The Librarian of Basra (English, Hardback) Jeanette Winter

    Presents the true story of how Alia Baker, the librarian of the Basra library, and her friends managed to save the books of the library before the library was burned to the ground during the 2003 Iraq War.

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  • In the Belly of the Bloodhound by L.A. Meyer
    In the Belly of the Bloodhound (English, Paperback) L.A. Meyer

    The British crown has placed a price on Jacky's head, so she returns to the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston to lay low. But the safe haven doesn't last - a school outing goes awry as Jacky and her classmates are abducted and forced into the hold of the Bloodhound, a ship bound for the slave markets on the Barbary Coast.

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  • Pinduli by Janell Cannon
    Pinduli (English, Hardback) Janell Cannon

    Pinduli's mama has always told her that she's the most beautiful hyena ever. But Dog, Lion and Zebra don't think so. Why elso would they make her feel so rotten about her big ears, fuzzy mane and wiggly stripes? Ages 4+.

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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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  • Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
    Silly Sally (English, Board book) Audrey Wood

    Dance a jig with a silly pig. Play leapfrog with a silly dog. And that's just the beginning of all the fun. Come along and join Silly Sally and her outrageous friends as they parade into town in a most unusual way.

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  • Mr Putter and Tabby Make a Wish by Cynthia Rylant
    Mr Putter and Tabby Make a Wish (English, Paperback) Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard

    Mr Putter is sure he is too old for birthday celebrations. And that means he's also too old for model planes and balloons and candles and cake. So on his special day, he invites Mrs Teaberry and Zeke over for a quiet cup of tea. But - good heavens! - what could possibly be taking them so long to arrive?

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  • Hurry! Hurry! by Eve Bunting
    Hurry! Hurry! (English, Board book) Eve Bunting

    Rooster is spreading the word: "Hurry! Hurry!" The crowd gets bigger, faster, and noisier as all the animals follow Rooster, arriving at the peaceful barn just in time to greet the tiniest member of the farm family as he pecks his way out of his egg. Now in a board book edition, Eve Bunting's simple, energetic text and Jeff Mack's vibrant illustrations come together in a joyful, welcoming book that's perfect for preschoolers.

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  • The Chinese Opium Wars by Jack Beeching
    The Chinese Opium Wars (English, Paperback) Jack Beeching

    An enlightening account of a notorious period in nineteenth-century imperialism, when an effort by the Chinese government to stamp out the country's profitable opium trade resulted in a series of conflicts known as the Opium Wars. Index; illustrations and map.

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  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
    The Princess Bride (English, Paperback) William Goldman

    In this 30th anniversary edition, Goldman frames the famous fairy tale with an "autobiographical" story; his father had abridged the book as he read it to his son. Now, Goldman is publishing an abridged version, interspersed with comments on the parts that had been cut out.

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  • Sid's Surprise by Candace Carter
    Sid's Surprise (English, Paperback) Candace Carter, Joung Un Kim

    Sid the snake thinks he's sick and doesn't want to play with his friends.

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  • Borrowers Afield, the by Mary Norton
    Borrowers Afield, the (English, Paperback) Mary Norton

    [Pick up copy from BORROWERS page.]

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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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