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Angry cookie

Angry cookie

Dockrill, Laura, author.
2019

Famed spoken-word poet Laura Dockrill's hilarious read-aloud about an outraged baked good!

Oooohhh . . . not you again!
AGGGHH It's so bright! . . . Close this book this very second, you nosy noodle!

Cookie has woken up on the wrong side of the bed and is very angry. You want to know why? Well, you'd have to keep reading to find out, but now Cookie's calling you annoying and telling you to mind your own business. If by chance you do stick around, you might hear about a certain roommate's terrible musical skills, why you should never let your barber try out a "new look," how it's impossible to find a hat that fits a cookie, and why an ice-cream parlor that's out of your favorite treat can be a source of desolation. Then there's the matter of a hungry bird who tries to snack on you. . . . Propelled by quirky humor and woes that every young child can relate to, Angry Cookie suggests that sometimes the best way to cheer up a grumpy lump is simply by being there -- and lending your ears.

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Because

Because

Willems, Mo, author
2019

Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, composes a powerful symphony of chance, discovery, persistence, and magic in this moving tale of a young girl's journey to center stage. Illustrator Amber Ren brings Willems' music to life, conducting a stunning picture-book debut.

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Charlotte the scientist finds a cure

Charlotte the scientist finds a cure

Andros, Camille, author.
2019

In this empowering picture book with a STEM focus, Charlotte, a budding bunny scientist, ignores the doubters and confidently finds a cure to the mysterious malady affecting the forest.
The animals of the forest are all getting sick and no one can figure out why. Determined to get to the bottom of the mystery and help her friends and family, Charlotte dives into some serious medical science. But when the doctors and other scientists don't take her work seriously, she sets out to find a cure on her own, determined to show that she can make a difference. This empowering story about a smart, confident bunny encourages girls to be persistent and believe in themselves.

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Curious George : seek-and-find

Curious George : seek-and-find

Fenner, Julie M., author
2019

From under the sea to outer space, join Curious George as he searches for hidden items this seek-and-find adventure based on the Emmy Award-winning PBS TV series.
George loves going on adventures and exploring new places. Whether he's enjoying the excitement of the amusement park or the yummy comforts of Chef Pisghetti's restaurant, there's always so much to see and do. Can you help George find the hidden items pictured on each page? For more seeking and searching fun, don't forget to look for George's friends, too.

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Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!

Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!

Bently, Peter, 1960- author
2019

Everyone's favourite fairy meets everyone's favourite bunny in this rhyming Easter egg hunt!

The Tooth Fairy helps the Easter Bunny hide eggs inside wellington boots, under logs and inside a wheelbarrow. All is set for the Easter egg hunt until one of the children loses her wobbly tooth! Will the Tooth Fairy come to the rescue?

Following the much-loved The Tooth Fairy's Christmas and The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit - from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, the bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped series.

Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas : 'Garry Parsons does both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - Independent

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The hidden world

The hidden world

Stead, Emily, author
2019

Put your beast-riding skills to the test as you fly your favourite DreamWorks Dragons off the page and into your world! Includes five incredible 3D augmented reality dragons and their riders that you can interact with on your smartphone and tablet.

Get set to bring incredible 3D augmented reality dragons to life before your eyes! Using your tablet or smartphone, meet amazingly detailed dragons and fly them around your bedroom - fly a life-size Hiccup and Toothless, try your hand at training Stormfly, make Meatlug fly forwards, backwards and hover, take control of fiery Hookfang, and meet Barf & Belch.

Take photos of the moment and share them with your friends and family!

Bring Hiccup, Toothless and the gang off the pages of the book and into your world with Augmented Reality!

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How to catch a unicorn

How to catch a unicorn

Wallace, Adam, author
2019

This newest book in the New York Times bestselling How to Catch series features one of the world's most elusive mythical creatures -- the unicorn! Filled with zany traps and lots of rainbow unicorn fun, this is the unicorn book of the year!

Can youcatch the unicorn?
You'll have to use your brain,
So set your traps and prep your team
To pet that rainbow mane!

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I am just right

I am just right

McPhail, David, 1940- author, illustrator
2019

The boy in this book is growing and changing-- but that isn't a bad thing.

Celebrate growth and self-acceptance in this simple, sweetly illustrated story about a bunny who is getting too big for baby things-- but who is just right all the same.

The boy in this book is too big for his crib, his shoes, and his tricycle. And he is too big for Grandpa to pick up.

But he is just right for his big-boy bed, his new shirt, and his bicycle. And he is just right for a hug from Grandpa, for his sister, and for this book.

David McPhail's simple story and softly colored, warm illustrations create a book that's just right for preschoolers and kindergarteners, who are growing up themselves. It's just right to share with the little ones in your life.

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The quiet boat ride and other stories

The quiet boat ride and other stories

Ruzzier, Sergio, 1966- author, illustrator.
2019

Fox and Chick are off on three new adventures involving a boat ride, a mysterious box, and an early morning trip to see the sunrise. Despite the antics ensuing from their opposite personalities, this contradictory duo always manage to find a happy centre where they appreciate their differences.

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Ruby & Rufus

Ruby & Rufus

Dunrea, Olivier, author, illustrator.
2019

In this preschool tale from the world of Gossie & Friends, water-loving goslings Ruby and Rufus play on the pond come rain, sleet, snow, or shine!
Ruby and Rufus play at the pond every day. They swim in the rain. They swim when it's windy. Nothing can stop this inseparable pair from doing what they love -- until one day, the pond turns to ICE! Could it be that a frozen pond is twice as nice?

Ruby & Rufus features the perfectly-pitched storytelling and adorable illustrations so beloved by fans of Olivier Dunrea's Gossie&Friends series.

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Sheep in a Jeep 5-minute stories

Sheep in a Jeep 5-minute stories

Shaw, Nancy (Nancy E.), author
2019

With a padded cover and each story no longer than five minutes, this is the perfect book for story time, bedtime, or any time you need to hoof it through a fast, fun read-aloud! All eight stories of everyone's favorite sheep burst off the page in this fun and frolicking treasury!
Get ready for whimsical, woolly adventures in this collection of eight funny stories of everyone's favorite sheep by bestselling author Nancy Shaw and illustrator Margot Apple! Ride along with this crowd of mischievous, well-meaning sheep as they take a ride in a jeep, create chaos in a shop, and much more! Each adventure can be read aloud in five minutes, making it a perfect book for story time, bedtime, or any time you're just looking for shear fun!

Features these eight stories: Sheep in a Jeep , Sheep on a Ship , Sheep in a Shop , Sheep Out to Eat , Sheep Take a Hike , Sheep Trick or Treat , Sheep Blast Off! , and Sheep Go to Sleep

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What makes a hero

What makes a hero

Bobowicz, Pamela, author
2019

Introduce the young reader in your life to the inimitable, expectation-destroying, glass ceiling-shattering, world-saving female Super Heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Captain Marvel and Shuri to Gamora, Black Widow, Nebula, and more, in this beautifully-illustrated picture book aimed at the young reader set. Fans of all ages will be thrilled by this adventure that celebrates the strength, intelligence, and ingenuity of the women who are vital to MCU's best stories, distilled into a child-friendly package.

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