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Wonka
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Pounder, Sibéal

Wonka / scritto da Sibéal Pounder ; storia di Paul King ; dallo screenplay di Simon Farnaby e Paul King ; ispirato a La fabbrica di cioccolato [di] Roald Dahl

Milano : Salani, 2024

Abstract: Prima di Charlie, prima della Fabbrica di Cioccolato, c'è una storia piena di ingegno e fantasia... Ispirato alla folle magia di Roald Dahl, il meraviglioso racconto di come Willy Wonka sia diventato il più grande inventore, mago e cioccolatiere del mondo. Scritto da Sibéal Pounder, basato sull'attesissimo film della Warner, creato da Paul King e scritto per il cinema da Simon Farnaby e Paul King. Un mix inebriante di magia e musica, caos ed emozione raccontato con un cuore e un umorismo senza pari: Wonka presenta ai lettori un giovane Willy Wonka, ripieno di idee come un cioccolatino e determinato a cambiare il mondo un boccone delizioso alla volta, dimostrando che le cose migliori della vita iniziano con un sogno, e che se si ha la fortuna di incontrare Willy tutto diventa possibile. Età di lettura: da 9 anni.

The dinosaur who ran the store
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Punter, Russell

The dinosaur who ran the store / Russell Punter ; illustrated by Andy Elkerton ; reading consultant: Alison Kelly

London : Usborne, 2023

Usborne dinosaur tales

Abstract: Bella's new department store is about to open. But will things run smoothly if she insists on bossing her staff around? Find out in this picture book version of the popular story from the Dinosaur Tales series.

Il Natale di Pettson
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Nordqvist, Sven

Il Natale di Pettson / Sven Nordqvist ; traduzione di Samanta K. Milton Knowles

[Monselice] : Camelozampa, 2023

Abstract: È l’antivigilia di Natale e da Pettson e Findus fervono i preparativi. Ma mentre raccolgono rametti di abete per le decorazioni, Pettson si sloga la caviglia. Come faranno adesso a festeggiare il Natale, senza albero, senza prosciutto, polpette e pan di zenzero? Findus cerca di darsi da fare ma senza grandi risultati. Sembra che sarà un Natale piuttosto triste, ma poi i vicini cominciano a bussare alla porta… Una meravigliosa storia di gentilezza e condivisione, su come il Natale può tirare fuori il meglio dalle persone - e dai gatti, naturalmente! Età di lettura: da 4 anni.

Catch your death
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Guron, Ravena

Catch your death / Ravena Guron

Londra : Usborne, 2023

Abstract: Età di lettura: da 12 anni.

Love
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Morrison, Toni

Love / Toni Morrison

London : Vintage, 2023

Vintage Classics

Abstract: Spine-tingling, mind-altering and deliciously atmospheric, journey into the dark side of America with nine of its most uncanny classics. A haunting and affecting meditation on love from the Nobel-prize winning author of Beloved. May, Christine, Heed, Junior, Vida - even L - all are women obsessed with Bill Cosey. He shapes their yearnings for a father, husband, lover, guardian, and friend. This audacious vision from a master storyteller on the nature of love - its appetite, its sublime possession, and its consuming dread - is rich in characters and dramatic events, and in its profound sensitivity to just how alive the past can be. Sensual, elegiac and unforgettable, Love ultimately comes full circle to that indelible, overwhelming first love that marks us forever...

Too late
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Hoover, Colleen - Hoover, Colleen

Too late / Colleen Hoover

London : Sphere, 2023

Abstract: A breath-taking psychological suspense about obsession and dangerous love. The new edition of Too Late from the TikTok phenomenon and #1 bestselling author of Verity. Sloan will go through hell and back for those she loves. And she does so, every single day. Caught up with the alluring Asa Jackson, a notorious drug trafficker, Sloan has finally found a lifeline to cling to, even if it's meant compromising her morals. She was in dire straits trying to pay for her brother's care until she met Asa. But as Sloan became emotionally and economically reliant on him, he in turn developed a disturbing obsession with her - one that becomes increasingly dangerous every day. When undercover DEA agent Carter enters the picture, Sloan's surprised to feel an immediate attraction between them, despite knowing that if Asa finds out, he will kill him. And Asa has always been a step ahead of everyone in his life, including Sloan. No one has ever gotten in his way. No one except Carter. Together, Sloan and Carter must find a way out before it's too late . . .

Pony
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Palacio, R. J.

Pony / R. J. Palacio

New York : Knopf, 2023

Middle school bites
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Banks, Steven

Middle school bites / by Steven Banks ; illustrated by Mark Fearing

New York : Holiday House, 2023

Abstract: Tom is desperate to fit in at school, but he's hungry and howling, not to mention half dead. Blame it on the vampire - and the werewolf - and the zombie - in this monstrously funny new series from SpongeBob SquarePants head writer Steven Banks.

Impossible creatures
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Rundell, Katherine

Impossible creatures / Katherine Rundell ; illustred by Tomislav Tomic

London [etc.] : Bloomsbury, 2023

Abstract: Christopher is stunned when he discovers a passage to the Archipelago: a cluster of magical islands where all the creatures of myth still live and breed and thrive in their thousands. There he meets Mal: a girl from the islands, who is in possession of a flying coat and a baby griffin, and who is being pursued by a killer. Together they embark on an urgent quest to discover why the creatures are suddenly perishing, voyaging across the wild splendour of the Archipelago, where sphinxes hold secrets and centaurs do murder, in a bid to save both the islands and the world beyond them from a rising evil – before it's too late. 'A marvellous, imaginative fantasy told with great style and sparkle – a book to race through in a day and keep for a lifetime' ...

Call for the Dead
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Le_Carré, John

Call for the Dead / John Le Carré

London : Penguin, 2023

Penguin modern classics ; 6

Abstract: The first of his peerless novels of Cold War espionage and international intrigue, Call for the Dead is also the debut of John le Carre's masterful creation George Smiley. After a routine security check by George Smiley, civil servant Samuel Fennan apparently kills himself. When Smiley finds Circus head Maston is trying to blame him for the man's death, he begins his own investigation, meeting with Fennan's widow to find out what could have led him to such desperation. But on the very day that Smiley is ordered off the enquiry he receives an urgent letter from the dead man. Do the East Germans - and their agents - know more about this man's death than the Circus previously imagined?

Marple
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Marple : twelve new stories / Naomi Aldeman ... [et al.]

London : Harper-Collins, 2023

The Marple collection

Abstract: A brand new collection of short stories featuring the Queen of Crime's legendary detective Jane Marple, penned by twelve remarkable bestselling and acclaimed authors. This collection of twelve original short stories, all featuring Jane Marple, will introduce the character to a whole new generation. Each author reimagines Agatha Christie's Marple through their own unique perspective while staying true to the hallmarks of a traditional mystery. Ruth Ware Miss Marple was first introduced to readers in a story Christie wrote for The Royal Magazine in 1927 and made her first appearance in a full-length novel in 1930's The Murder at the Vicarage. It has been 45 years since Agatha Christie's last Marple novel, Sleeping Murder, was published posthumously in 1976, and this collection of ingenious new stories by twelve Christie devotees will be a timely reminder why Jane Marple remains the most famous fictional female detective of all time.

The best days of our lives
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Diamond, Lucy - Diamond, Lucy

The best days of our lives / Lucy Diamond

London : Quecus, 2023

Abstract: When 35-year-old Leni McKenzie is knocked off her bike, her family’s world is turned upside down. Leni and her sister Alice were best friends as well as siblings. But did they know each other as well as Alice thought? In the hope of coming to terms with her grief, she tries to piece together Leni’s last weeks – but her discoveries only lead to more questions. And that’s before the surprise reappearance of someone from the past. Life is certainly getting very complicated … Meanwhile, the rest of the family seem to be falling apart. Belinda, Alice’s mum, has developed an unhealthy obsession with a clairvoyant, and Tony, her dad, is stressed about becoming a father all over again, what with three failed marriages stacking up behind him. As for Will, the youngest McKenzie, he’s in denial, having hopped onto a plane to Thailand days after the funeral. Secretly, he’s tormented by the part he played in Leni’s death … and the thing about secrets is, they always come out eventually …

Spider-man Spider-Verse. Spider-ham
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Spider-man Spider-Verse. Spider-ham

Modena : Panini Comics, 2023

Abstract: Un volume dedicato al fenomenale Spider-Ham, la versione suina del vostro Arrampicamuri preferito. Tante avventure ad altissimo tasso di divertimento demenziale. Tutti i corrispettivi antropomorfi dei classici personaggi del mondo di Spider-Man. Ma cosa succede quando Spider-Ham incontra i suoi omologhi umani in giro per lo Spider-Verse? Contiene: Marvel Tails Starring Peter Porker, Spectacular Spider-Ham (1983) #1, Marvel Tales (1964) #209/210, #230, #233, Spider-Man: Enter the Spider-Verse (2018) #1, Spider-Man Annual (2019) #1, Spider-Ham (2019) #1.

Orangutan with a van
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Punter, Russell - Semple, David - Semple, David

Orangutan with a van / Russell Punter e David Semple

[S.l.] : Usborne, 2023

Usborne phonics readers

Abstract: Orangutan has a big day ahead. Tiger is moving house and he has a lot of stuff to go on Orangutan's van. Will it all get there in one piece? Find out in this hilarious story that makes learning phonics fun. A QR code provides a link to an audio recording of the story.

The fleas who wouldn't say please
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Sims, Lesley

The fleas who wouldn't say please / Lesley Sims ; illustrated by Sian Roberts

[S.l.] : Usborne, 2023

Usborne bug tales

Abstract: All is not well at Bumble's Big Circus. Three new stars have joined the show but fame has gone to their heads. Will the fabulous fleas ever learn to say please?

Rhyming 1, 2, 3
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Brooks, Felicity

Rhyming 1, 2, 3 / Felicity Brooks ; illustrated by Gareth Lucas ; designed by Frankie Allen

Londra : Usborne, 2023

Crab in a lab
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Punter, Russell

Crab in a lab / Russell Punter ; illustrated by David Semple

London : Usborne, 2023

Usborne phonics readers

Abstract: This engaging, eye-catching series makes learning phonics fun. Each story introduces beginner readers to a wide variety of letter sounds in a lively, rhyming tale. David Semple’s bright, detailed illustrations bring thè stories to lite, encouraging young readers and listeners to return to them time and time again. Età di lettura: da 3 anni.

Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation = Mo Dao Zu Shi : The comic / art by Lou Di Cheng Qiu; based on the novel by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. 4
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Mo Xiang, Tong Xiu - Lou Di Cheng Qiu

Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation = Mo Dao Zu Shi : The comic / art by Lou Di Cheng Qiu; based on the novel by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. 4 / art by Lou Di Cheng Qiu ; based on the novel by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu

Abstract: Lan Wangji and Wei Wuxian arrive at a desolate city where the bodies of massacred clan members rest uneasily in their graves. A cold case here once shocked the major cultivation clans–and the murderer may still be at large. But to rescue the junior clan members trapped in the city, the two men must battle their way through fierce corpses that Wei Wuxian can’t control. Who created this ghost town in the first place, defying the edict of the founder of demonic cultivation? A mysterious blind ghost may carry the answers.

Heaven Official's Blessing = Tian guan ci fu / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. 8
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Mo Xiang, Tong Xiu

Heaven Official's Blessing = Tian guan ci fu / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. 8 / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu ; translated by Suika and Pengie (editor) ; cover and color illustration tai3_3 ; interior illustrations by ZeldaCW

Abstract: White No-Face's mask is off, and the final conflict has begun. Deep in the ancient caverns and lava flows of Mount Tonglu, Xie Lian must face the one whose hatred has plagued him for centuries—but this time, he won't have to do it alone. His beloved, Hua Cheng, has spent his long existence amassing the power to protect him, and now with their feelings for each other out in the open, they have all the more reason to fight for survival. In this thrilling conclusion to Heaven Official's Blessing, can Xie Lian and Hua Cheng triumph against an all-powerful foe? Also included in this final volume are five bonus tales of romance, celebration, and adventure

The armour of light
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Follett, Ken

The armour of light / Ken Follett

London : Macmillan, 2023

Abstract: The grand master of gripping fiction is back. International No.1 bestseller Ken Follett returns to Kingsbridge with an epic tale of revolution and a cast of unforgettable characters. Unprecedented industrial change sweeps the land, making the lives of the workers in Kingbridge’s prosperous cloth mills a misery. Rampant modernization and dangerous new machinery are rendering jobs obsolete and tearing families apart...