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Voices in the Park

Voices in the Park (Paperback, New edition)

Illustrated by Browne, Anthony

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Four different voices tell their own version of the same walk in the park. The radically different perspectives provide depth to this simple story about overcoming adult snobbery, which explores many key themes such as alienation, friendship and the bizarre amid the mundane.

ISBN 9780552545648
Published 3 September 1999 by Random House
Interest Age 6-10 years
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Hair in Funny Places

Hair in Funny Places (Paperback, New edition)

Illustrated by Cole, Babette

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Girls and boys are always curious and sometimes even alarmed by the behaviour of their bodies as they grow up. This text takes the form of a conversation between a small girl and her teddy bear. It is the behaviour of Mr and Mrs Hormone which is responsible for and plays havoc wi ...

ISBN 9780099266266
Published 5 October 2001 by Random House
Interest Age 7-9 years
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The Waterhole

The Waterhole (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Base, Graeme

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The creator of the international bestselling 'Animalia' brings a stunning new picture book, with an exquisite cast of characters and a timeless, life-affirming theme. This book is an ingenious infusion of counting book, puzzle book, story book and art book, with typically detaile ...

ISBN 9780140567533
Published 3 March 2003 by Penguin
Interest Age 3-6 years
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Window

Window (Paperback, New edition)

By Baker, Jeannie

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In this text a mother and baby look through a window at a wilderness. With each page the boy grows and the scene changes, by the time he is 20 the view is of a city. He gets married and has a child and moves to the country, where father and child look through the window at the wi ...

ISBN 9780744594867
Published 1 November 2002 by Walker Books
Interest Age 5-8 years
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Destination Moon

Destination Moon (Paperback, Graphic novel)

By Herge

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Tintin and Captain Haddock receive a mysterious summons from Syldavia, but all is revealed when they are welcomed by none other than Professor Calculus. He is working on a top-secret mission to develop a nuclear moon rocket, but foreign spies are lurking around every corner!

ISBN 9781405206273
Published 12 March 2003 by Misc - Random House New Zealan
Interest Age 2-6 years
Series The Adventures of Tintin
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The Peasant Prince

The Peasant Prince (Hardback)

By Cunxin, Li; Illustrated by Spudvilas, Anne

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This true story of a poor Chinese peasant boy who, plucked unsuspectingly at the age of ten from millions of others across the land to be trained as a ballet dancer, is a fairytale that has already captivated many children and young adults. Ages 5+.

ISBN 9780670070541
Published 29 October 2007 by Penguin
Interest Age 5-9 years
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The Arrival

The Arrival (Hardback, illustrated edition)

By Tan, Shaun

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What drives so many to leave everything behind and journey to a mysterious country; a place without family or friends, where everything is nameless and the future is unknown? This silent graphic novel is the story of every migrant, every refugee, every displaced person, and a tri ...

ISBN 9780734406941
Published 12 October 2006 by Hachette
Interest Age 6-9 years
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Home in the Sky

Home in the Sky (Paperback, New edition)

By Baker, Jeannie

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Mike keeps pigeons on the roof of an abandoned burned-out building in New York. Every morning he lets them out of their coop, and they fly around in the sky until he calls them back home for breakfast. But one morning, a white pigeon, Light, flies away.

ISBN 9780744578492
Published 1 July 2003 by Walker Books
Interest Age 2-5 years
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The Snow Goose

The Snow Goose (Hardback, New title)

By Gallico, Paul; Illustrated by Barrett, Angela

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Philip Rhayader lives alone in an abandoned lighthouse on the desolate Great Marsh of Essex. One afternoon, a hauntingly beautiful child, Fritha, visits Rhayader, bringing with her an injured snow goose. At first, Fritha is scared of Rhayader, with his sinister hump and crooked h ...

ISBN 9780091893828
Published 1 November 2007 by Random House
Interest Age 5-7 years
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Animalia

Animalia (Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition)

By Base, Graeme

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A picture book where familiar animals appear in unfamiliar situations and each page contains a wealth of hidden objects and ideas.

ISBN 9780140541120
Published 1 November 1990 by Penguin
Interest Age 5-7 years
Series Picture Puffin
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