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Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dcb53788890325f704c4a611de2a4a07?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dcb53788890325f704c4a611de2a4a07?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Gattaldo

The story of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the investigative reporter, who devoted her life to standing up for truth, justice and freedom of speech.

When We Walked on the Moon<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dcb53788890325f704c4a611de2a4a07?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dcb53788890325f704c4a611de2a4a07?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

When We Walked on the Moon

David Long, illus. Sam Kalda

A powerful description of the Apollo missions from the astronauts who made it to the moon.

We Are The Supremes<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dcb53788890325f704c4a611de2a4a07?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dcb53788890325f704c4a611de2a4a07?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

We Are The Supremes

Zoë Tucker, illus. Salini Perera

This inspiring book tells the story of the friendship between Flo, Mary, and Diana who became superstars.

A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dcb53788890325f704c4a611de2a4a07?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dcb53788890325f704c4a611de2a4a07?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals

Claire Grace, illus. Christopher Corr

A book full of bright and bold illustrations that use the title celebrations and festivals to explore diversity.

Hello! A Welcoming Story<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dcb53788890325f704c4a611de2a4a07?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/dcb53788890325f704c4a611de2a4a07?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Hello! A Welcoming Story

Gina K. Lewis, illus. María José Campos

Five refugee children who have left everything they know and arrived in a new place are welcomed by their classmates.

The Mask that Loved to Count<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

The Mask that Loved to Count

Luo Xi, transl. Helen Wang

A N95 mask goes on a journey from a pharmacy to a home to a hospital, counting as he goes, and finding out his true goal.

The Glassblower’s Children<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

The Glassblower’s Children

Maria Gripe, illus. Harald Gripe, transl. Sheila La Farge

A haunting fairytale echoing Norse myth and folklore.

Victor<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

Victor

Jacques & Lise, transl. Laura Watkinson

A macho big-game hunter develops a conscience and starts feeling guilty about his actions. But will his plan to atone put him in a dangerous situation?

We Are The Beatles<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

We Are The Beatles

Zoë Tucker, illus. Mark Wang

This book tells the story of the Beatles and amplifies the teamwork and friendship between the boys that enabled them to create their music.

The Bear, the Piano and Little Bear’s Concert<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

The Bear, the Piano and Little Bear’s Concert

David Litchfield

Little Bear’s voice shines through as she strives to hear her Dad play the piano once again.

If You Go Down to the Woods Today<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

If You Go Down to the Woods Today

Rachel Piercey, illus. Freya Hartas

An enchanting year-long journey into the world of Bear and his friends.

The B on Your Thumb<img alt='' src='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=92&d=mm&r=g' srcset='https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/10599b06dd355a179eb9929ef1cd6ad7?s=184&d=mm&r=g 2x' class='avatar avatar-92 photo' height='92' width='92' loading='lazy'/>

The B on Your Thumb

Tor Freeman, illus. Colette Hiller

A fun way to help 4-7-year-olds learn to read and spell.