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A good girl's guide to murder
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Jackson, Holly

A good girl's guide to murder / Holly Jackson

London : Electric monkey, 2019

Abstract: As her senior capstone project, Pippa Fitz-Amobi is determined to find the real killer in a closed, local murder case, but not everyone wants her meddling in the past.

The librarian
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Vickers, Salley - Vickers, Salley

The librarian / Salley Vickers

London : Penguin Books, 2018

Abstract: In 1958, Sylvia Blackwell, fresh from one of the new post-war Library Schools, takes up a job as children's librarian in a run down library in the market town of East Mole. Her mission is to fire the enthusiasm of the children of East Mole for reading. But her love affair with the local married GP, and her befriending of his precious daughter, her neighbour's son and her landlady's neglected grandchild, ignite the prejudices of the town, threatening her job and the very existence of the library with dramatic consequences for them all. The Librarian is a moving testament to the joy of reading and the power of books to change and inspire us all.

A tree
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Milbourne, Anna - Dimitri, Simona - Milbourne, Anna

A tree / illustrated by Simona Dimitri ; written by Anna Milbourne

[Londra] : Usborne, 2018

Peep inside

Abstract: Peep under leaves and behind branches to discover hibernating squirrels, creepy crawlies and more in this charming introduction to trees, filled with intricately cut flaps and holes to peep through. Find out what trees need to grow, what happens to a tree through the seasons, how long an oak tree can live for and much more. Età di lettura: da 5 anni.

Mummy Time
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Kerr, Judith

Mummy Time / Judith Kerr

London : HarperCollins Publishers, 2018

Abstract: Mummy time is magic time in this unexpected and enchanting new tale from the one and only Judith Kerr, creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat. From Judith Kerr OBE comes a future classic to touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. With whip-smart observation, illustration perfection and the unexpected twist on the everyday that personifies Judith's classics, Mummy Time is sure to join the ranks of her very best, and bestselling, books. Full of warmth, whimsy and wit - and the very special magic that can only happen when you're with Mummy...

Julian is a mermaid
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Love, Jessica

Julian is a mermaid / Jessica Love

London [etc.] : Walker Books, 2018

Abstract: A glimpse of three women dressed as mermaids leaves one boy filled with wonder and ready to dazzle the world. "Every choice Jessica Love makes imbues the story with charm, tenderness and humor" New York Times Book Review While riding the subway home with his nana one day, Julian notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train carriage. When Julian gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies and making his own fabulous mermaid costume. But what will Nana think about the mess he makes – and even more importantly – what will she think about how Julian sees himself? Età di lettura: dai 4 anni

Lethal white
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Rowling, J. K. - Rowling, J. K.

Lethal white / Robert Galbraith

London : Sphere, 2018

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Mosse, Kate - Mosse, Kate

The burning chambers / Kate Mosse

London : Mantle, 2018

Abstract: Bringing sixteenth-century Languedoc vividly to life, Kate Mosse's The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties . . . Carcassonne 1562: Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father’s bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE. But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, changes her destiny forever. For Piet has a dangerous mission of his own, and he will need Minou’s help if he is to get out of La Cité alive. Toulouse: As the religious divide deepens in the Midi, and old friends become enemies, Minou and Piet both find themselves trapped in Toulouse, facing new dangers as sectarian tensions ignite across the city, the battle-lines are drawn in blood and the conspiracy darkens further. Meanwhile, as a long-hidden document threatens to resurface, the mistress of Puivert is obsessed with uncovering its secret and strengthening her power . . .

Harry Potter & the chamber of secrets
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Rowling, J. K.

Harry Potter & the chamber of secrets / J. K. Rowling

London : Bloomsbury, 2018

Brave new world
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Huxley, Aldous

Brave new world / Aldous Huxley

London : Vintage, 2018

Abstract: Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone in feeling discontent, harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress... Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.

Why the face?
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Jullien, Jean

Why the face? / Jean Jullien

[S.l.] : Phaidon, 2018

Abstract: A hilarious guessing game of facial reactions created by the author of bestselling This Is Not A Book Jean Jullien tickles the funnybone once again with a book of facial overreactions. Faces are presented first, allowing the reader to wager predictions of what may have prompted such an expression, before the dramatic answer is revealed. Why the face? reads the text alongside an agitated boy with eyes and nose scrunched up. Pick up the full-page flap to reveal a whole mess of smelly items, from stinky socks to an oozing trash can, and the text, Whoa, that stinks. Jullien masterfully provides enough clues for the reader to piece together the narrative, including both predictable and surprising scenarios. Based on young children's natural fascination with faces, this book encourages readers to practice empathy and build emotional intelligence, with cleverly simplified and humorously satisfying vignettes. A brilliant addition to Phaidon's growing Jean Jullien board book library.

Peep inside the castle
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Milbourne, Anna - Sala, Felicita - Milbourne, Anna

Peep inside the castle / illustrated by Felicita Sala ; [written by Anna Milbourne]

[S.l.] : Usborne, 2018

Abstract: Età di lettura: da 3 anni.

The sea
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Milbourne, Anna - Dimitri, Simona - Milbourne, Anna

The sea / illustrated by Simona Dimitri ; written by Anna Milbourne

[Londra] : Usborne, 2018

Peep inside

Abstract: Età di lettura: da 3 anni.

That's not my... zebra's colours
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Watt, Fiona

That's not my... zebra's colours / [illustrated by Rachel Wells ; written by Fiona Watt]

[Londra] : Usborne, 2018

Abstract: Zebra would like to change the colour of his stripes. Should they be green like Crocodile or blue like Parrot? Which colour would be best of all? With peep through holes, adorable illustrations and simple text, this is a delightful addition to the internationally bestselling That’s not my... series, and a lovely book to share with little ones.

These colors are bananas
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Fulford, Jason - Shopsin, Tamara

These colors are bananas / Jason Fulford & Tamara Shopsin

[S.l.] : Phaidon, 2018

Abstract: What colour is an apple? A dog? Grass? Young readers will be amazed by the range of possibilities What colour is a banana? It can be at least 25 different shades, according to this artful swatchbook of versatile subjects. An inversion of the way we typically look at colour, this book challenges readers' predispositions towards using a particular crayon for a particular object. 11 items are each presented alongside a grid of color ranges: the "apple" page features yellows, greens, and reds; the "egg" page a range of greens to grays; even "grass" is surprising, with suggestions of pink. The read-along text is playful and philosophical, poetic and factual… all towards expanding readers' assumptions. Inspired by the Whitney Museum's approach to looking at art, these books provide a new way to look at the world. Created for ages 2-4 years.

The cartel
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Winslow, Don - Winslow, Don

The cartel / Don Winslow

London : Arrow, 2016

The emperor's new clothes/ retold by Mairi Mackinnon
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Mackinnon, Mairi - Mackinnon, Mairi

The emperor's new clothes/ retold by Mairi Mackinnon ; illustrated by Olga Demidova ; english language consultant: Peter Viney

London : Usborne, 2016

Usborne english readers. Level 1

Abstract: From the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen. The Emperor loves fine clothes. One day two crooks offer to make him some magical clothes that can only be seen by the wise. The Emperor parades through the city. No-one admits that they can't see the clothes, until a little child speaks out. The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English.

The underground railroad
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Whitehead, Colson - Whitehead, Colson

The underground railroad : a novel / Colson Whitehead

New York[etc] : Doubleday, 2016

Abstract: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.

The dead woman of deptford
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Granger, Ann

The dead woman of deptford / Ann Granger

London : Headline Publishing Group, 2017

Allegiant
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Roth, Veronica

Allegiant / Veronica Roth

London : Harper Collins, 2016

Here I am
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Foer, Jonathan Safran - Foer, Jonathan Safran

Here I am / Jonathan Safran Foer

New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016

Abstract: In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, "Abraham!" before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, "Here I am." Later, when Isaac calls out, "My father!" before asking him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, "Here I am." How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer's first novel in eleven years - a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy. Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home - and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer's most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer's stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a novelist who has fully come into his own as one of our most important writers.