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Kitsy Bitsy's Noisy Neighbours

Polly Faber’s bright, colourful picture book delightfully demonstrates how one person’s actions can impact others. As the story takes readers through every floor of the Park View Rise apartments, we learn about everyone who lives there and why it is important to remember to always be kind and considerate towards our neighbours.

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And Everything Will Be Glad To See You: Poems by Women and Girls

This is an inspiring collection of poetry, gorgeously illustrated and presented. The cloth bound cover promises magic within, and the book delivers on every page. Editor Ella Risabridger’s introduction sets the tone and both it and the conclusion are thought provoking and beautiful. They whisper gently about acceptance of all our different ways of being, about stepping into our own power and what it means to be alive in this time.

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All the Animals Were Sleeping

This lovely picture book follows a little mongoose as he crosses the plains of the Serengeti. With night falling, he makes his way back to his burrow while passing animals sleeping.

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Max Counts To A Million

Max could think of lots of reasons why his school could just suddenly close down – meteor strikes, alien teachers, an army of squirrels, but a global pandemic never featured on his list. When his school does close suddenly, it turns out it is not that much fun after all, nor is being stuck in his house all day with his mum who likes to be quiet and who has to work all day. One day Max starts counting to a million, at first it is mainly to annoy his mum, but his count soon becomes something much bigger.

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Make More Noise!

The most refreshing thing about this lively book of short stories for girls – written to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK – is how vastly varied the characters in it are. From latter-day ‘posh girl’ suffragettes to present-day girls who love insects and then on to future dystopian heroines battling climate change, no one is excluded from between the covers of this rebellious collection, the front of which is aptly illustrated with a big megaphone.

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Published by Nosy Crow in collaboration with the British Museum, Mummy! invites the reader on a journey around an ancient Egyptian village as a little girl looks for her mummy. Follow the little one as she searches behind baskets of fruits and among the reeds. She finds some interesting mummies and their babies, from cats to frogs, before finding her own mother. With each turn of the page, the young reader is introduced to hieroglyphics as well as ancient Egyptian objects. Can you spot a sphinx, some pyramids, or a hippopotamus?

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How to Be a Vet and Other Animal Jobs

Do you have a young reader who’s animal mad and can think of nothing better than spending every day helping animals? For anyone who wants to be a vet but doesn’t know where to start, we have the book for you! It can all seem a bit like being an animal detective, especially since animals can’t just tell you what they need. This book opens with everything you need to learn. Page after page lets you in on the secrets of how vets help animals stay healthy and happy, the different animals they treat, the places they work and even the history of veterinary medicine.

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Welcome to our World: A Celebration of Children Everywhere.

This is quite simply one of the most sumptuous non-fiction books for young readers at the moment. It makes a considerable effort to only delve into important things that little children would prefer to learn; like how do you cure your hiccups in Mexico? With red string stuck to your forehead, of course! Or what do mice say in different countries? Pip, pip in Sweden, zi zi in China and squitt squitt in Italy.

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So You Think You’ve Got it Bad? A Kid’s Life in Ancient Egypt

Filled with facts on daily life in Ancient Egypt, Chae Strathie’s book is an entertaining and informative introduction to what life was like in the time of the pharaohs. The objective of the book is to humorously demonstrate to child readers the triviality of their modern-day problems, and this is achieved by explaining the hardships endured by children in Ancient Egypt. The reader will come to see that while owning a pet baboon or a lion does sound appealing, life was certainly not all fun and games and crazy wild pets in Ancient Egypt.

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This Zoo is Not for You

Platypus comes into the zoo just when the animals are running interviews. Will he be accepted in? Panda is not impressed by the platypus’s lack of popularity, the flamingos claim he is not graceful; the monkeys believe he cannot do any tricks; the chameleons find him hitting only a one-colour note, and elephant finally declares he’s short and weird. Platypus remains silent through his visit, while all zoo animals constantly tell him ‘This Zoo is not for you.’ Then he gets fed up but accidentally leaves a note behind… will the animals find out the true reason why Platypus was there?