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Just Read!

Degman, Lori
This lively, rhyming picture book celebrates reading by following a diverse group of word-loving children who grab the opportunity to read wherever and whenever they can.

Kindness Grows: A Peek-through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup

Teckentrup, Britta
It all starts with a crack that we can hardly see, It happens when we shout or if we disagree. But with every kindness that we care to show, Something good and magical then begins to grow... Angry words and thoughtlessness cause a crack to open up, but find out what happens when kindness begins to blossom, in this thought-provoking book by award-winning illustrator Britta Teckentrup.

Lubna and Pebble

Meddour, Wendy
Lubna's best friend is a pebble. Lubna tells Pebble everything. About home. About the war. Pebble always listens to her stories and smiles when she feels afraid. But one day, when a little boy arrives, alone in a world of tents, Lubna poignantly understands that he needs Pebble even more than she does . . .

Lulu's First Day

McQuinn, Anna
Book-loving Lulu is excited to start pre-school. It will be like storytime at the library, but she will stay by herself. Everyone gets up super early to make sure they are ready. There's so much to do at pre-school: Lulu makes a new friend, reads, plays dresses up and builds and sings.

Maya and Cat

Magerl, Caroline

Me and My Sister

Robbins, Rose
A celebration of the highs and lows of having a much loved but differently abled brother or sister

Nibbles the Monster Hunt

Yarlett, Emma
Children will love to lift the flaps, peek through the peep-holes, and chase Nibbles the book monster through the third adventure in this award-winning series.

No Longer Alone

Coelho, Joseph
A new picture book from award-winning performance poet, Joseph Coelho. This touching picture book subtly deals with big emotions such as loss, with an uplifting and hopeful message about being yourself and the importance of family and talking about worries.

Not Without My Tractor!

Heinrich, Finn-Ole
Tractor is definitely the hero of this story because Tractor can do anything - move mountains, dig swimming pools, act as a guard dog, do the school run, squash traffic jams. What's not to like? Problem is, this family is on the move from the country to the city, and parents don't seem to `get' tractors the way little boys and girls do.


Peacock, Lou
When a little squirrel finds a big pile of nuts, he is VERY excited! But soon he is joined by another squirrel . . . and this squirrel thinks the nuts belong to HER. And when Mouse, Bear, Badger and Rabbit get involved, well, things get VERY confusing indeed! They won't even listen to wise Rabbit. Will the quarrelsome squirrels ever learn to share?

Presidents Surprise

Donnelly, Peter
Today is a very special day. It is the President's birthday and everyone is preparing a birthday surprise for him.

Ravi's Roar

Percival, Tom