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The ABCs of Persian food

The ABCs of Persian food

Shokrae, Sunny Sanaz, author
2024

"From Anar to Zereshk, this boldly colored picture book proves that the way to anyone's heart-and the way to appreciate a new culture-is through their stomach! The ABCs of Persian Food introduces a Persian dish for each letter of the alphabet, with the aim of teaching phonetics and conversational Persian to food lovers of all ages. "-- Provided by publisher.

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Calculating chimpanzees, brainy bees, and other animals with mind-blowing mathematical abilities

Calculating chimpanzees, brainy bees, and other animals with mind-blowing mathematical abilities

Gibeault, Stephanie, author
2024

"Animals know a lot more about numbers than you might think. Guppies can tell large numbers from small ones, hyenas can count, and chimpanzees can use Arabic numerals! Readers will get to know these extraordinary animals and more--and how scientists study their number sense"--Publisher.

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Dinosaurs in trucks because hey, why not?

Dinosaurs in trucks because hey, why not?

Boynton, Sandra, author, illustrator.
2024


Finding things

Finding things

Henkes, Kevin, author
2024


The flames of hope

The flames of hope

Sutherland, Tui, 1978- author
2024

Luna has always wanted to change the world--to fix it, to free it--even if she's never actually known how. Now that all of dragon--and humankind are in mortal danger, Luna is flying back home to Pantala with a team of dragons on a rescue mission, determined to be brave and useful. But saving a continent isn't as easy as a prophecy makes it sound, and 'facing a great evil' definitely requires more than the fiery silk that Luna is uniquely able to create. As she fights her way to the abyss that hides the dark roots poisoning Pantala, Luna must uncover a long-buried secret and unite her friends, her enemies, and her own powers. If she doesn't, she won't get to change the world. She'll have to say goodbye to it--forever.

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Gus & Sully watch the weather

Gus & Sully watch the weather

Light, Steve, author, illustrator.
2024

"When Gus the rhino and Sully the mouse check out the weather each morning, they see and feel the same thing, but they experience it a different way. Bright sun is too hot for Gus and perfect for beach-loving Sully. Clouds inspire Gus's imagination ("I see a bunny!") but they just look like clouds to Sully. The wind is perfect for kite-flying for one, but threatens to blow someone small away. Whether rain or snow or sleet, Gus and Sully are on the spot, reporting back in their unique way. Wielding ink and watercolor, Steve Light ventures into an appealing new art style with a simple, funny board book ideal for children just beginning to explore the wide world around them"-- Provided by publisher.

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I am friendly : confessions of a helpful bear

I am friendly : confessions of a helpful bear

Tracy, Kristen, 1972- author
2024

Enveloping readers in a big bear hug, this humorous and heartwarming story follows the adventures of a well-meaning grizzly bear whose good intentions complicate her forest friends' lives in laugh-out-loud moments.

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I'm afraid, said the leaf

I'm afraid, said the leaf

Daniel, Danielle, author
2024

"Picture book about how every plant and animal has a role to play in our ecosystem"-- Provided by publisher.

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Iggy included

Iggy included

Kerbel, Deborah, author
2024

Twelve-year-old Paige Coopersmith and her family have won a house in an essay-writing contest. Excited to leave their cramped apartment and move to a sprawling property in rural Ontario, they're more than a little surprised to find the house is old and in need of major repairs. They're even more shocked to discover that Iggy -- the old dog who lives there -- comes with the house. Apparently it was all in the fine print! Due to financial stress, and with nowhere else to go, the family stays. Paige, who is scared of the large, unkempt Newfoundland dog, does her best to stay out of her way, while her parents deal with an unusual list of instructions from the previous owner. But girl and beast soon form a special bond, when Paige, a hesitant reader, practises her reading out loud and discovers that Iggy loves to be read to. Little does Paige know Iggy is even more special than she realizes. In fact, someone else has their eye on her, and when Iggy goes missing, it's Paige who must solve the mysteries of this unusual house and find her now beloved dog.

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Jennie Butchart : gardener of dreams

Jennie Butchart : gardener of dreams

Healey, Haley, author.
2024

Don't miss the unlikely true story of Jennie Butchart, who saw the possibility of beauty in a hole in the ground and built a public garden that attracts millions of visitors from around the world.

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Kid-ventors : 35 real kids and their amazing inventions

Kid-ventors : 35 real kids and their amazing inventions

Pew, Kailei, author
2024

"From Popsicles and swim fins to robots and glitter shooting prosthetics, this middle grade nonfiction debut is full of fun and inspiring stories about real kid inventors and some of their most amazing inventions"-- Provided by publisher.

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Meet the galactic villains

Meet the galactic villains

Juhlin, Emeli, author
2024

Meet the sinister villains of the Skywalker saga! Featuring a vibrant illustration style, young fans and reluctant readers can get to know the most popular villains from the Skywalker saga in this level 2 reader-including Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Darth Sidious, Count Dooku, Jango Fett, and more! The World of Reading early readers are designed to offer reluctant readers books they will want to read by featuring stories about the characters they love from a galaxy far, far away.

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Moon madness

Moon madness

Murphy, Julie, 1985- author.
2024

Last year, Maggie and Nora didn't exactly get the summer of their dreams. Instead, they had to survive a camp run by a covert clan of vampires. But this year, Camp Sylvania is back and under new management--gentle, hippie-dippie Luna Lupowski. So the girls are convinced to give camp another try. All Nora wants is an unforgettable experience with her best friend. But it's hard to have fun with Maggie fixated on all things otherworldly--and spending time with Logan, the boy she met at camp last year. When creepy things start happening, Maggie insists on investigating. But Nora has found an interest of her own--the strange effects of Luna's homemade moon water. It removes zits, adds lustrous shine to hair, and even seems to straighten teeth! No braces? No problem! It isn't long before the girls are caught up in another supernatural adventure. But when their friends find themselves in danger, can Maggie and Nora put their differences aside to save them? Is it possible to just have one normal summer, please?

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Once upon a sari

Once upon a sari

Wadhwani, Zenia, author.
2024

"A picture book about a little girl who gets into her mom's saris and makes a glorious, colorful mess and discovers the memories attached to each sari."-- Provided by publisher.

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Owls : who gives a hoot?

Owls : who gives a hoot?

Backhouse, Frances, author
2024

"This nonfiction book introduces middle-grade readers to owls in North America. It discusses owl habitat, biology and threats to survival, and how scientists, conservationists and young people are working to protect owls everywhere. Includes photos throughout"--Provided by publisher.

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The pie reports

The pie reports

Lowe, Hayley, author, illustrator
2024

"Despite living an ocean apart, a child connects with her grandfather over a shared love of pie and learns to hold space for him through his progressive illness."-- Provided by publisher.

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Pride puppy!

Pride puppy!

Stevenson, Robin, 1968- author
2024

"A rhyming alphabet book featuring a family who have lost their dog at a Pride parade"-- Provided by publisher.

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Queer history A to Z : 100 years of LGBTQ+ activism

Queer history A to Z : 100 years of LGBTQ+ activism

Stevenson, Robin, 1968- author.
2024

Readers will learn about the Stonewall Riots, Marsha P. Johnson, Indigenous queer activism, the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop, Pride flags and so much more. Young readers will be especially interested in learning about youth activists such as Gavin Grimm, the first Gay-Straight Alliance and the history of banned children's books in America.

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Rising

Rising

Ludwig, Sidura, author.
2024

A quiet, joyful story celebrating a Jewish mother's tradition of making challah with her child merges a lyrical text with stunning illustrations--and includes the author's favorite recipe.

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There was a shadow

There was a shadow

Handy, Bruce, author.
2024

"Invites careful observation of light and shadow in the natural world, as well as in our own emotional landscape"-- Provided by publisher.

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Transportation! : cars, trains, ships, & planes as you've never seen them before

Transportation! : cars, trains, ships, & planes as you've never seen them before

Fitzgerald, Ian, author
2024

This complete children's guide to motors and machines uses amazingly detailed 3D illustrations to show readers everything they need to know about hundreds of vehicles, explaining how road, rail, air and water vehicles get from point A to point B.

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Two wheels

Two wheels

Gibb, David (Musician), author.
2024


Ursula upside down

Ursula upside down

Tabor, Corey R., author, illustrator.
2024