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New books we love: July 2019

Can You See Me

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

  • Astro Girl

    Author: Ken Wilson-Max

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  • Astro Girl

    Author: Ken Wilson-Max

    Astrid loves the stars and space, and wants to be an astronaut. A delightful and educational book for young readers intereste…

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  • Brave Molly

    Author: Brooke Boynton-Hughes

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  • Brave Molly

    Author: Brooke Boynton-Hughes

    In this (almost) wordless picture book, a young girl’s anxiety is brought to life in dark shadowy figures that follow her around.&…

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  • Can You See Me?

    Author: Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott

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  • Can You See Me?

    Author: Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott

    Starting secondary school is a daunting time for any 11 year old – and Natalia is no exception. This is a powerful, readable …

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  • Cloud Forest

    Author: Victoria Turnbull

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  • Cloud Forest

    Author: Victoria Turnbull

    Victoria Turnbull’s visionary art in this book of few words is really the star of the show, depicting magical lands of soft imagin…

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  • Don't Go There

    Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Hrefna Bragadottir

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  • Don't Go There

    Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Hrefna Bragadottir

    A little girl is excited when a Martian comes to play, but there's a problem - he's not toilet trained yet! Little ones will love …

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  • Frockodile

    Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Stephanie Laberis

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  • Frockodile

    Author: Jeanne Willis Illustrator: Stephanie Laberis

    Cliff the crocodile discovers a slinky frock and some fabulous peals and heels, and feels divine in them! But when the hyenas…

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  • Just Read!

    Author: Lori Degman Illustrator: Victoria Tentler-Krylov

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  • Just Read!

    Author: Lori Degman Illustrator: Victoria Tentler-Krylov

    There's so much fun to be had when you have a book... and you can enjoy stories anywhere! This wholehearted celebration of reading…

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  • Level Up!

    Author: Tom Nicoll Illustrator: Anjan Sarkar

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  • Level Up!

    Author: Tom Nicoll Illustrator: Anjan Sarkar

    A fun and mildly scary virtual romp through a computer game packed with space paraphernalia and gadgetry. Entertaining black-and-w…

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  • Lost

    Author: Eve Ainsworth

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  • Lost

    Author: Eve Ainsworth

    Alfie used to be good at football, but now his mother is dead and he no longer has the heart to play. A friendship with troubled A…

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  • Runaway Robot

    Author: Frank Cottrell-Boyce Illustrator: Steven Lenton

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  • Runaway Robot

    Author: Frank Cottrell-Boyce Illustrator: Steven Lenton

    Alfie has one hand; Eric has one leg. Can a small boy and a giant, police car-crushing robot ever be friends? And do bad things in…

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  • The Middler

    Author: Kirsty Applebaum

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  • The Middler

    Author: Kirsty Applebaum

    In the town of Fennis Wick, there are two rules: eldests go to military camp when they turn 14, and you don’t talk to wanderers, l…

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  • The Missing Bookshop

    Author: Katie Clapham Illustrator: Kirsti Beautyman

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  • The Missing Bookshop

    Author: Katie Clapham Illustrator: Kirsti Beautyman

    Katie Clapham's love of books and bookshops shines through in this absolutely delightful story, illustrated by the very talented K…

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  • Toffee

    Author: Sarah Crossan

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  • Toffee

    Author: Sarah Crossan

    Allison befriends a woman with dementia, and an unusual friendship develops against the odds. This beautiful, profound verse …

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