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New books we love: December 2019

Earth Heroes: Twenty Inspiring Stories of People Saving Our World

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

  • Deeplight

    Author: Frances Hardinge

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  • Deeplight

    Author: Frances Hardinge

    Hark and his best friend Jelt spend their days on a strange island hunting for magical "godware". But everything is about to chang…

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  • Madame Badobedah

    Author: Sophie Dahl Illustrator: Lauren O'Hara

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  • Madame Badobedah

    Author: Sophie Dahl Illustrator: Lauren O'Hara

    This beautiful and poignant picture book – made extra special and lush with Lauren O-Hara's dreamy, charming illustrations&nb…

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  • Nevertell

    Author: Katharine Orton

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  • Nevertell

    Author: Katharine Orton

    After a daring escape, Lina and her best friend Bogdan find themselves on a quest to reach Moscow and find Lina’s grandmother.&nbs…

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  • Sulwe

    Author: Lupita Nyong’o Illustrator: Vashti Harrison

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  • Sulwe

    Author: Lupita Nyong’o Illustrator: Vashti Harrison

    Sulwe is anxious: why is her skin so dark, and why is she bullied? But a visit from a star reassures her that she is beautiful exa…

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  • The Blanket Bears

    Author: Samuel Langley-Swain Illustrator: Ashlee Spink

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  • The Blanket Bears

    Author: Samuel Langley-Swain Illustrator: Ashlee Spink

    Alone in the snow, two little bears are cold, scared and missing much of their fur. Thankfully, help arrives in the form of Tilly,…

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  • Unseen Worlds

    Author: Hélène Rajcak Illustrator: Damien Laverdunt

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  • Unseen Worlds

    Author: Hélène Rajcak Illustrator: Damien Laverdunt

    Meet the microscopic creatures living in your mattress and the miniature mites that are feasting on your skin in this extraordinar…

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  • What I Like Most

    Author: Mary Murphy Illustrator: Zhu Cheng-Liang

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  • What I Like Most

    Author: Mary Murphy Illustrator: Zhu Cheng-Liang

    A little girl ponders the everyday wonders she likes most – friends, pencils, staring out of windows – and the person who remains …

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  • White Eagles

    Author: Elizabeth Wein

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  • White Eagles

    Author: Elizabeth Wein

    It’s the summer of 1939. Germany’s troops have gathered near Poland’s borders and their air force is making increasingly daring fo…

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  • White Fox

    Author: Chen Jiatong Translator: Jennifer Feeley Illustrator: Viola Wang

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  • White Fox

    Author: Chen Jiatong Translator: Jennifer Feeley Illustrator: Viola Wang

    After tragedy strikes, white fox cub Dilah sets out on an epic quest to become human. A classic animal adventure with themes of fr…

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