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New books we love: January 2019

The cover of The Truth About Martians by Melissa Savage

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

  • Banana Sunday

    Author: Paul Tobin Illustrator: Colleen Coover

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  • Banana Sunday

    Author: Paul Tobin Illustrator: Colleen Coover

    Fitting into a new school isn’t easy, as Kirby discovers. This full-colour graphic novel in a school setting has an intriguing mys…

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  • Dragon Post

    Author: Emma Yarlett

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  • Dragon Post

    Author: Emma Yarlett

    This is a delightful picture book with an extra element of brilliance in the five letters included in the book. Dragon Post&n…

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  • Flat Cat

    Author: Hiawyn Oram Illustrator: Gwen Millward

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  • Flat Cat

    Author: Hiawyn Oram Illustrator: Gwen Millward

    A lovely story about a pet that lives in a city apartment block, this is a nice reminder that many children also live in cities, a…

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  • Lots of Frogs

    Author: Howard Calvert Illustrator: Claudia Bolt

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  • Lots of Frogs

    Author: Howard Calvert Illustrator: Claudia Bolt

    Even if you're not sure where the phrase 'as mad as a box of frogs' comes from, Howard Calvert’s story appears to be proof that wi…

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  • Royal Rebel

    Author: Carina Axelsson

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  • Royal Rebel

    Author: Carina Axelsson

    An empowering and fun, relatable read for tweens, Royal Rebel presents a young girl growing up in a matriarchal communit…

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  • When I Grow Up

    Author: Julie Chen Illustrator: Diane Goode

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  • When I Grow Up

    Author: Julie Chen Illustrator: Diane Goode

    Beautifully illustrated, this is a warm and reassuring story, dreaming of the future and knowing there are no limits to what child…

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