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New books we love: August 2019

Bikes for Sale

Here are the books we reviewed and loved this month. Happy reading!

  • Bikes for Sale

    Author: Carter Higgins Illustrator: Zachariah OHora

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Bikes for Sale

    Author: Carter Higgins Illustrator: Zachariah OHora

    Interest level: 4-7

    Reading age: 5+

    This quirky tale, with distinctive, vibrant illustrations, is delightful. Amusing and uplifting, it explores the joy of friendship…

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  • Boy Oh Boy

    Author: Cliff Leek Illustrator: Bene Rohlmann

    Interest level: 7-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Boy Oh Boy

    Author: Cliff Leek Illustrator: Bene Rohlmann

    Interest level: 7-11

    Reading age: 8+

    Boy Oh Boy is an entertaining way to meet 30 positive male role models from throughout history. It will inspire all …

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  • Brenda is a Sheep

    Author: Morag Hood

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • Brenda is a Sheep

    Author: Morag Hood

    Interest level: 2-5

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    Brenda might have sharp teeth and big claws, but she's definitely a sheep. Definitely. So why is she working on a mint sauce recip…

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  • Cherry Moon

    Author: Zaro Weil Illustrator: Junli Song

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Cherry Moon

    Author: Zaro Weil Illustrator: Junli Song

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 7+

    This big, beautiful book is full of short, simple poems that are joyous nods to nature in all its awe and wonder. Any poetry …

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  • Hello, Friend

    Author: Rebecca Cobb

    Interest level: 3-5

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  • Hello, Friend

    Author: Rebecca Cobb

    Interest level: 3-5

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    This warm-hearted picture book about making friends is a perfect read for little ones starting school or nursery who might be a bi…

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  • I, Cosmo

    Author: Carlie Sorosiak

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 10+

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  • I, Cosmo

    Author: Carlie Sorosiak

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 10+

    Cosmo is a dog with a passion for dance. When his family no longer have enough love to stay together, can he save them? This …

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  • Iced Out

    Author: C K Smouha Illustrator: Isabella Bunnell

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Iced Out

    Author: C K Smouha Illustrator: Isabella Bunnell

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

    Wilfred the Narwhal and Neville the Walrus are the odd ones out at Miss Blubber's School for Arctic Mammals... but will things cha…

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  • Lost for Words

    Author: Aoife Walsh

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Lost for Words

    Author: Aoife Walsh

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Lost for Words is a heart-warming book that brings the importance of libraries and families together. It's an exceptional exa…

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  • Milton the Mighty

    Author: Emma Read Illustrator: Alex G Griffiths

    Interest level: 7-10

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Milton the Mighty

    Author: Emma Read Illustrator: Alex G Griffiths

    Interest level: 7-10

    Reading age: 7+

    When an exterminator starts spreading false rumours of deadly spiders on the loose, Milton and his arachnid friends fear for their…

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  • My Cousin is a Time Traveller

    Author: David Solomons Illustrator: Robin Boyden

    Interest level: 9-12

    Reading age: 7-12

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  • My Cousin is a Time Traveller

    Author: David Solomons Illustrator: Robin Boyden

    Interest level: 9-12

    Reading age: 7-12

    This is the fifth title in an exceptionally funny series about 11-year-old Luke and his chaotic superhero world. Witty, zany and f…

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  • No Probllama!

    Author: Rosie Greening Illustrator: Kali Stileman

    Interest level: 0-3

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  • No Probllama!

    Author: Rosie Greening Illustrator: Kali Stileman

    Interest level: 0-3

    Reading age:

    Llamas may look a little goofy, but in this touch-and-feel book, they are fearless adventurers! This modern, quirky storybook…

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  • Rose, Interrupted

    Author: Patrice Lawrence

    Interest level: 13-17

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Rose, Interrupted

    Author: Patrice Lawrence

    Interest level: 13-17

    Reading age: 10+

    A dramatic, thoughtful and compelling coming-of-age novel, in which 17-year-old Rose must learn to navigate the unspoken rules of …

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  • Rugby Academy

    Author: Tom Palmer Illustrator: David Shephard

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Rugby Academy

    Author: Tom Palmer Illustrator: David Shephard

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 8+

    A high-stakes rugby drama, with memorable characters on and off the pitch, presented in a super-readable collection of three linke…

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  • She Wolf

    Author: Dan Smith

    Interest level: 10-14

    Reading age: 10+

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  • She Wolf

    Author: Dan Smith

    Interest level: 10-14

    Reading age: 10+

    An intense and original coming-of-age adventure/thriller set in the Dark Ages, featuring murder, revenge, wolves, Vikings and Nors…

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  • Some Days

    Author: Karen Kaufman Orloff Illustrator: Ziyue Chen

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • Some Days

    Author: Karen Kaufman Orloff Illustrator: Ziyue Chen

    Interest level: 2-5

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    From the 'waiting at the store days’ to the ‘going for dessert days’, all the emotions are covered in this sing-song rhyming poem …

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  • Spylark

    Author: Danny Rurlander

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Spylark

    Author: Danny Rurlander

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

    In Spylark, Rurlander has created a gripping adventure, with all the right ingredients. Local bullies, sinister villains, hig…

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  • The Lost Tide Warriors

    Author: Catherine Doyle

    Interest level: 10-12

    Reading age: 10-12

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  • The Lost Tide Warriors

    Author: Catherine Doyle

    Interest level: 10-12

    Reading age: 10-12

    On the Irish island of Arranmore, a dark power is awakening and Fionn Boyle is worried that his powers are lacking. The secon…

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  • The Wizards and the Whale

    Author: Anthinula Tori Illustrator: Jean Tori

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Wizards and the Whale

    Author: Anthinula Tori Illustrator: Jean Tori

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 6+

    Wizards from 12 different kingdoms discover that Earth needs their help and send a message to children worldwide in this beautiful…

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  • Tooth Fairy in Training

    Author: Michelle Robinson Illustrator: Briony May Smith

    Interest level: 4-6

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Tooth Fairy in Training

    Author: Michelle Robinson Illustrator: Briony May Smith

    Interest level: 4-6

    Reading age: 5+

    This funny, bouncy rhyme is silly and surprising with twists that children really won’t see coming. But there is still enough spar…

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