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New books we love: February 2019

All the Ways to be Smart

Here are the books we reviewed and loved a lot this month: for preschoolers up into the teens. Happy reading!

  • Amazing

    Author: Steve Antony

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  • Amazing

    Author: Steve Antony

    A delightful story about a little boy and his amazing pet dragon. It's a rare and perfect example of completely incidental in…

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  • Attack of the Necron

    Author: Cavan Scott Illustrator: Magnus Noren and Cole Marchetti

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  • Attack of the Necron

    Author: Cavan Scott Illustrator: Magnus Noren and Cole Marchetti

    A rollicking, fast-paced space adventure awaits Zelia Lor when terrifying robot warriors attack her planet and force her to flee, …

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  • Bear Moves

    Author: Ben Bailey Smith Illustrator: Sav Akyüz

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  • Bear Moves

    Author: Ben Bailey Smith Illustrator: Sav Akyüz

    Ben Bailey Smith (aka “Doc Brown”) and Sav Akyüz team up again to deliver this hilariously funny sequel to I Am Bear. Its ene…

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  • Ghost

    Author: Jason Reynolds

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  • Ghost

    Author: Jason Reynolds

    Ghost is a boy with anger management issues, which is fairly unsurprising after the trauma of his dad trying to shoot him and his …

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  • Hat Tricks

    Author: Satoshi Kitamura

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  • Hat Tricks

    Author: Satoshi Kitamura

    This super simple picture book is ideal for very young readers who like to learn their animals. Kitamura’s fun illustrations are b…

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  • Look Inside A Hospital

    Author: Dr Zoe Fritz and Katie Daynes Illustrator: Stefano Tognetti

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  • Look Inside A Hospital

    Author: Dr Zoe Fritz and Katie Daynes Illustrator: Stefano Tognetti

    This fantastic board book series from Usborne lets us explore a hospital and some of its busy departments. This could provide a re…

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  • Lulu Gets A Cat

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

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  • Lulu Gets A Cat

    Author: Anna McQuinn Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    Lulu gets some information about looking after cats and practises with her toys. Mummy agrees that Lulu can look after a cat and t…

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  • Oh My Gods

    Author: Alexandra Sheppard

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  • Oh My Gods

    Author: Alexandra Sheppard

    Life as a teenager can be challenging enough without the added stress of having to keep secret the fact that half your family are …

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  • Storm Hound

    Author: Claire Fayers

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  • Storm Hound

    Author: Claire Fayers

    Fast-paced and funny, this otherworldly adventure is a heartwarming tale of friendship and loyalty. With entertaining characters a…

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  • Sweeties 1: Cherry/Skye

    Author: Veronique Grisseaux Illustrator: Anna Merli Translator: Joe Johnson

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  • Sweeties 1: Cherry/Skye

    Author: Veronique Grisseaux Illustrator: Anna Merli Translator: Joe Johnson

    When her dad moves in with his girlfriend, Cherry finds herself part of a whole new family. This comic-book adaptation of sto…

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  • The Neighbors

    Author: Einat Tsarfati Translator: from Hebrew by Annette Appel

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  • The Neighbors

    Author: Einat Tsarfati Translator: from Hebrew by Annette Appel

    The Neighbors is cool, original and simple, presenting a character’s journey up the stairs of her building, imagining all the…

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  • The People Awards

    Author: Lily Murray Illustrator: Ana Albero

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  • The People Awards

    Author: Lily Murray Illustrator: Ana Albero

    The People’s Awards is about to begin – make sure you grab your seat for this excellent celebration of inspiring activists, trailb…

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