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The White Giraffe
  • Author : Lauren St John
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781444002102
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The first book in the heart-warming White Giraffe series by Lauren St John, featuring the African adventures of Martine and her magical white giraffe. When tragedy strikes on a winter's night in England, Martine is sent to live with her grandmother on a game reserve in South Africa. Her wild, beautiful new home is riddled with secrets, but lonely Martine finds comfort in the legend of a white giraffe and in mysterious Grace, who believes Martine has a powerful gift. Defying her grandmother by entering the reserve alone, Martine is plunged into a world of danger, mystery and adventure. Who can she trust? And how far will she go to save the only friend she has ever known?

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    The White Giraffe
  • Author : Lauren St. John
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781440638640
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Martine’s home in England burns down, killing her parents, she must go to South Africa to live on a wildlife game preserve, called Sawubona, with the grandmother she didn’t know she had. Almost as soon as she arrives, Martine hears stories about a white giraffe living in the preserve. But her grandmother and others working at Sawubona insist that the giraffe is just a myth. Martine is not so sure, until one stormy night when she looks out her window and locks eyes with Jemmy, a young silvery-white giraffe. Why is everyone keeping Jemmy’s existence a secret? Does it have anything to do with the rash of poaching going on at Sawubona? Martine needs all of the courage and smarts she has, not to mention a little African magic, to find out. First-time children’s author Lauren St. John brings us deep into the African world, where myths become reality and a young girl with a healing gift has the power to save her home and her one true friend.

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    The White Giraffe
  • Author : Lauren St John
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781444002102
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The first book in the heart-warming White Giraffe series by Lauren St John, featuring the African adventures of Martine and her magical white giraffe. When tragedy strikes on a winter's night in England, Martine is sent to live with her grandmother on a game reserve in South Africa. Her wild, beautiful new home is riddled with secrets, but lonely Martine finds comfort in the legend of a white giraffe and in mysterious Grace, who believes Martine has a powerful gift. Defying her grandmother by entering the reserve alone, Martine is plunged into a world of danger, mystery and adventure. Who can she trust? And how far will she go to save the only friend she has ever known?

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    The White Giraffe Series: 4-book EBook Collection
  • Author : Lauren St John
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Pages : 976
  • ISBN : 9781444011081
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Join Martine and her magical giraffe, Jemmy, for four heart-warming adventures set in Africa. Martine will discover her unique destiny as the child who can ride the white giraffe, rescue beached dolphins in the islands of Mozambique, race against time to save the world's rarest leopard and uncover a terrible plot in the Namibian desert. This collection includes: The White Giraffe Dolphin Song The Last Leopard The Elephant's Tale

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    Echoes of the White Giraffe
  • Author : Sook Nyul Choi
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 0618809171
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Fifteen-year-old Sookan adjusts to life in the refugee village in Pusan but continues to hope that the civil war will end and her family will be reunited in Seoul.

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    The Elephant's Tale
  • Author : Lauren St. John
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781101427484
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The fourth thrilling adventure in the dramatic Legend of the Animal Healer series! When Martine and her grandmother discover that they might lose their game reserve, Sawubona, because of a clause in her grandfather's will, Martine and her best friend, Ben, decide to take matters into their own hands. After Martine hears a prophecy that tells her: "The elephants will lead you to the truth," Martine and Ben stow away in an airplane, get stuck in the desert, and help a group of elephants escape from a horrible prison. Along the way, Martine learns the truth about Sawubona, as well as the dramatic truth about her gift with animals and where it will take her in her life . . .

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    Operation Rhino
  • Author : Lauren St. John
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1444012738
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Africa
  • The fifth African adventure in Lauren St John's bestselling THE WHITE GIRAFFE series. When Sawubona's white rhinos are attacked, the poachers leave behind a terrified calf. Devastated but determined to help, Martine and Ben agree to take the rhino baby to a sanctuary near the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. But the sanctuary is hiding a precious secret - one that must be guarded from the poachers at all costs. When the secret gets out, Martine and Ben find themselves in the fight of their lives to save one of the rarest animals on earth. But who can they trust? A magical and heartwarming adventure about saving endangered species.

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    The White Giraffe Series: The White Giraffe and Dolphin Song
  • Author : Lauren St John
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781444012392
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • 11 year old Martine's African adventures begin in THE WHITE GIRAFFE and DOLPHIN SONG, as she meets a magical white giraffe, rescues beached dolphins, and learns of an ancient prophecy that says the child who rides the white giraffe will have power over all the animals. Martine is eleven when she goes to live on a game reserve in South Africa. One night she looks out of her window and sees a giraffe - silver, tinged with cinnamon in the moonlight. In that instant, she knows that she is prepared to risk everything for it, and her thrilling adventures as the child who can ride the white giraffe begin. Join Martine in these heart-warming stories, as she discovers her special gift of healing, and rescues beached dolphins in the islands of Mozambique. These are books full of charm and atmosphere and stunning African landscapes, which will enchant animal lovers everywhere.

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    The Last Leopard
  • Author : Lauren St. John
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 0803733429
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A third prophecy, this time involving a leopard, comes true for eleven-year-old Martine, an orphaned South African girl who has mystical healing powers over animals, when she travels with her grandmother and best friend Ben to Zimbabwe.

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    The White Giraffe Series: Dolphin Song
  • Author : Lauren St John
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781842557686
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The second book in the heart-warming White Giraffe series by Lauren St John, featuring the African adventures of Martine and her magical white giraffe. A school trip to see dolphins is a dream come true for best friends Martine and Ben - until a storm strikes their cruise ship in the treacherous seas of Mozambique. Rescued by dolphins, they find themselves in an island paradise, but one surrounded by sharks and packed with peril. The idyllic turquoise waters hide a secret that threatens both the children and the dolphins. Martine's special gift might help, but she can't do it alone. When she needs a true friend, who will be there?

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    Half a Giraffe?
  • Author : Jodie Parachini
  • Publisher : Albert Whitman & Company
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780807531617
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • All giraffes, even baby Gisele, know that the juiciest leaves are on the tops of the trees. But how does she reach them? No matter how she stretches or twists, those tasty leaves are just too high. A strong story with a light touch, and colorful art with extra touches of humor, appeals to both children and adults.

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    Giraffe
  • Author : J. M. Ledgard
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 0143038966
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A novel based on a bizarre, real-life incident that took place in 1975 Czechoslovakia describes the destruction of the world's largest captive herd of giraffes at a zoo in a small Czech town, recounting the story of the giraffes from their capture in Africa to their apparently senseless slaughter by the secret police. A first novel. Reprint.

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    Giraffe Problems
  • Author : Jory John
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN : 9780593127728
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The bestselling creators of the hilarious Penguin Problems, Jory John and Lane Smith, turn a giraffe's problematic long neck into an enviable advantage in this fun board book. Edward the giraffe can't understand why his neck is as long and bendy and, well, ridiculous as it is. No other animal has a neck this absurd. He's tried disguising it, dressing it up, strategically hiding behind bushes--honestly, anything you can think of. Just when he has exhausted his neck-hiding options and is about to give up, Cyrus the turtle ambles in (very slowly) and helps Edward understand that his neck has a purpose and, besides, looks excellent in a bow tie. Along with a heavy dose of humor comes a gentle reminder about the importance of acceptance.

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    Wave Riders
  • Author : Lauren St John
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780374309695
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The sea almost killed them, and now it must lead them to the truth in this standalone middle-grade eco-mystery about twins lost on the high seas from the author of the bestselling novel The White Giraffe. Twelve-year-old Jess and Jude live a dream life on a battered old yacht, sailing from one exotic destination to the next with their guardian. But when he vanishes one night after an argument with a stranger, the twins are left alone, facing an incoming storm and an unknown enemy. Surviving at sea is just the start of an adventure that will take them an ocean away to the former home of their missing parents and pit them against one of the world’s most powerful men. How far do they dare go, and what will they risk, to find the truth about who they are really are? Wave Riders from Lauren St John is an exciting and compelling middle-grade tale of sailing, family, and identity.

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    The Cart That Carried Martin
  • Author : Eve Bunting
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781632897695
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • The strength and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. permeates this picture book about the funeral of Dr. King in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1968. Quiet, yet affecting, THE CART THAT CARRIED MARTIN is a unique tribute to the life of a man known world-wide for his outstanding efforts as a leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Eve Bunting focuses on the funeral procession of Dr. King, beginning with the two men who found the cart to carry him through the streets of Atlanta. After painting it green, two mules named Belle and Ada are hitched to the cart where Dr. King’s coffin is placed. Tens of thousands of mourners gather as the cart makes its way to Ebenezer Baptist Church, and then past the Georgia state capitol to Morehouse College. All the while, crowds of people pay their respects by singing songs of hope. Bunting’s thoughtful, well-chosen words, coupled with Don Tate’s soft colors provide the reader with a sense of hope and reverence, rather than the grief and despair one might expect. Back matter includes a brief introduction to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work, assassination, and funeral, accompanied by a full-color historical photograph of the real cart, drawn by Belle and Ada.

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    The Black and White Club
  • Author : Alice Hemming
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 9781541542082
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Originally published in Horsham, West Sussex by Maverick Arts Publishing Ltd. in 2015.

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    Giraffes on Horseback Salad
  • Author : Josh Frank,Tim Heidecker
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781594749247
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • This lushly illustrated graphic novel re-creates a lost Marx Brothers script written by modern art icon Salvador Dali. Grab some popcorn and take a seat...The curtain is about to rise on a film like no other! But first, the real-life backstory: Giraffes on Horseback Salad was a Marx Brothers film written by modern art icon Salvador Dali, who’d befriended Harpo. Rejected by MGM, the script was thought lost forever. Author and lost-film buff Josh Frank unearthed the original script, and Dali’s notes and sketches for the project, tucked away in museum archives. With comedian Tim Heidecker and Spanish comics creator Manuela Pertega, he’s re-created the film as a graphic novel in all its gorgeous full-color, cinematic, surreal glory. In the story, a businessman named Jimmy (played by Harpo) is drawn to the mysterious Surrealist Woman, whose very presence changes humdrum reality into Dali-esque fantasy. With the help of Groucho and Chico, Jimmy seeks to join her fantastical world—but forces of normalcy threaten to end their romance. Includes new Marx Brothers songs and antics, plus the real-world story behind the historic collaboration.

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    Dead Man's Cove
  • Author : Lauren St John
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781444002805
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Winner of the 2011 Blue Peter Book of the Year Award, DEAD MAN'S COVE is the first book in a gripping adventure series about eleven-year-old ace detective, Laura Marlin, from award-winning author Lauren St John. When orphaned Laura Marlin moves from a children's home to live with her uncle in Cornwall, she longs for a life of excitement just like the characters in her favourite detective novels. A real life adventure is on hand as she is deposited at her uncle's spooky house . . . Why does her uncle, Calvin Redfern, forbid her to go to Dead Man's Cove? What's the truth about Tariq, the silent Indian boy who lives with the flamboyant Mukthars? Who is J? Who has left the message in a bottle for Laura to discover? Mysteries abound and who better to solve them than Laura Marlin, ace detective? Accompanied by her trusty companion, Skye, a three-legged husky, the dog she's always wanted, Laura's adventures begin in this first captivating mystery.

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    Tall Blondes
  • Author : Lynn Sherr
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 0836227697
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Nature
  • Traces the cultural history of the giraffe, includes ancient and contemporary descriptions, and studies the impact of giraffes on the human imagination

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    Juma the Giraffe
  • Author : Monica Bond
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 0989818292
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Giraffe
  • What happens when Juma the giraffe sees his reflection in a waterhole? Monica Bond's story, beautifully illustrated by Kayla Harren, will touch the hearts of children everywhere who a searching for what makes them special.

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    The Fibbing Giraffe
  • Author : Kevin Phun,David White
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 25
  • ISBN : 9798698372547
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Why Do Kids Lie? Apart from trying to cover up their mischief and "oopsies", kids are also experimenting with their imagination. If you think about it, lying takes a lot of work! You have to understand that the person you're lying to doesn't "know what you know". And then you have to use creativity and brain-power to conjure a story that makes sense! There's a lot of mental work that goes into lying. So when your kiddo first starts to tell lies, it's a sign that he or she is getting smarter! BUT there are things you can do as a parent to prevent lying as a bad habit. Our favorite way? Stories. Everyone loves stories. It's hardwired into our brains. If you don't...are you an alien? Heck, aliens probably love stories too! Anyways, research shows that stories with positive endings and anti-fibbing themes promoted greater levels of honesty. And that's exactly what you're getting with The Fibbing Giraffe. This book teaches a powerful lesson to little ones and adults alike. Seeing the effect on the giraffe when he fibs should motivate young ones to do the right thing and tell the truth. The illustrations make the book appealing to read as they are colourful and fun. - Michelle The author does a wonderful job of adapting the familiar theme of the Pinocchio story into telling his own unique and fun version of a story with great illustrations and a message that is still very important for kids to learn to this day. - Nathaniel Well written book, wonderful illustrations with a great story and lesson for kids!! Loved it 🙂 - Katie Throughout this entire hilarious and beautifully illustrated 20+ page book - your little ones will see how the loveable Giraffe character fibs without thinking about the consequences. And the "strange" circumstances he faces when he fibs a little TOO much...But most importantly, how he realizes the importance of honesty by the end. This is the perfect "edutaining" story for preschool kids ages (3-7). Plus you get 2 free exclusive bonuses within the book: 1). A report detailing how to deal with kids when they fib. Comes with strategies on how to promote honesty after a fib, instead of encouraging more acts of fibbing. 2.) The audiobook version of The Fibbing Giraffe narrated by a professional voice actress Grab a copy of The Fibbing Giraffe for your next story-time session with your kids!

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    Year of Impossible Goodbyes
  • Author : Sook Nyul Choi
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9780440407591
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • It is 1945, and courageous ten-year-old Sookan and her family must endure the cruelties of the Japanese military occupying Korea. Police captain Narita does his best to destroy everything of value to the family, but he cannot break their spirit. Sookan's father is with the resistance movement in Manchuria and her older brothers have been sent away to labor camps. Her mother is forced to supervise a sock factory and Sookan herself must wear a uniform and attend a Japanese school. Then the war ends. Out come the colorful Korean silks and bags of white rice. But Communist Russian troops have taken control of North Korea and once again the family is suppressed. Sookan and her family know their only hope for freedom lies in a dangerous escape to Americancontrolled South Korea. Here is the incredible story of one family's love for each other and their determination to risk everything to find freedom.

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    Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale
  • Author : Lynda Rutledge
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781101580608
  • Reader Reviews : 37
  • Genre : Fiction
  • SOON TO BE CLAIRE DARLING—A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING CATHERINE DENEUVE! When a wealthy woman decides to sell all of her worldly possessions, she unearths the secrets of her family’s past in this charming debut. On the last day of the millennium, sassy Faith Bass Darling, the richest old lady in Bass, Texas, decides to have a garage sale. With help from a couple of neighborhood boys, Faith lugs her priceless Louis XV elephant clock, countless Tiffany lamps, and everything else in her nineteenth-century mansion out onto her long, sloping lawn. Why is a recluse of twenty years suddenly selling off her dearest possessions? Because God told her to. As the townspeople grab up five generations of heirlooms, everyone drawn to the sale—including Faith’s long-lost daughter—finds that the antiques not only hold family secrets but also inspire some of life’s most important questions: Do our possessions possess us? What are we without our memories? Is there life after death or second chances here on earth? And is Faith really selling that Tiffany lamp for $1? READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

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    Cupcakes and Cashmere
  • Author : Emily Schuman
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781613123225
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Design
  • Based on Emily Schuman’s popular lifestyle blog of the same name, Cupcakes and Cashmere is the must-have guide for those looking to establish their own sense of style, organize and decorate their home, or throw an easy and stylish party. Organized by season, the book expands on Schuman’s blog by including DIY projects, organization tips, party-planning ideas, beauty how-tos, and seasonal recipes. Cupcakes and Cashmere features original material that has not been previously published on the site. With her signature photographic layouts, Emily creates a lifestyle that is chic and achievable for every reader, making this the ultimate style guide for living a fashionable life. Praise for Cupcakes and Cashmere: “Inspiration for anyone looking to update her wardrobe, decorate her home, or throw a fab party.” —Shape magazine

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    Marty and the Long Necked Giraffe
  • Author : Book Company Publishing,Inc. Penton Overseas
  • Publisher : Book Company International
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1740472608
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Mini Books & Box Set Two delightful pop-up books alone or in a slipcase. Help Marty as he tries to find out whether the elephant is the biggest animal and as he tries to find his friend the long-necked giraffe!

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    Rainbow's End
  • Author : Lauren St John
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780743286800
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Traces the author's coming-of-age in civil-war-torn Rhodesia, where her family settled after purchasing the farm of a brutally murdered family, detailing a youth marked by terrorism, dangerous wild animals, and the author's embittered realization that everyone she knew was on the wrong side of the conflict. By the author of Hardcore Troubadore. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

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    The One Dollar Horse
  • Author : Lauren St John
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781444003789
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A thriller set in the equestrian world about making the impossible possible, about reaching the top on a one dollar horse. Fifteen year old Casey Blue lives in East London's grimmest tower block and volunteers at a local riding school, but her dream is to win the world's greatest Three Day Event: the Badminton Horse Trials. When she rescues a starving, half-wild horse, she's convinced that the impossible can be made possible. But she has reckoned without the consequences of her father's criminal record, or the distraction of a boy with melty, dark eyes, with whom she refuses to fall in love. Casey learns the hard way that no matter how high you jump, or how fast you gallop, you can never outrun the past. A real life thriller that delves into the competitive and elite equestrian world from the 2011 BLUE PETER BOOK OF THE YEAR award-winning author.

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    White Giraffe Box Set
  • Author : Lauren St. John
  • Publisher : Hachette Children's Group
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1444004662
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • All four White Giraffe stories by BLUE PETER AWARD- winning author Lauren St John, beautifully packaged in a presentation gift box.

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    Kat Wolfe Takes the Case
  • Author : Lauren St. John
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780374309633
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Kat Wolfe, Harper Lamb, and their animal sidekicks are back in a new caper as Lauren St. John's Wolfe and Lamb Mysteries . A suspicious death coincides with the exciting discovery of the fossilized bones of a 200-million-year-old dinosaur. Kat is on the case, but she's also fending off accusations that one of her pets is attacking local animals, dealing with a difficult and perhaps dangerous relative, and wondering about clues she's discovered about a strange local cult. Kat Wolfe Takes the Case is another high-stakes adventure perfect for mystery and animal lovers!

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    The White Giraffe Series: The Last Leopard
  • Author : Lauren St John
  • Publisher : Orion Children's Books
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781842557655
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The third book in the heart-warming White Giraffe series by Lauren St John, featuring the African adventures of Martine and her magical white giraffe. After a terrifying incident nearly ends their African road trip, Martine and Ben are determined to put it behind them. But in Zimbabwe's Matobo Hills, a blackmail plot unleashes a chain of dangerous events. Why do all clues point to Khan, the world's rarest leopard? And what does a king's lost treasure have to do with it? As the line between myth and truth blurs, wildlife detectives Martine and Ben must race against time to save the leopard . . . and themselves.

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    The Starry Giraffe
  • Author : Andy Bergmann
  • Publisher : Aladdin
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 1481491008
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In the tradition of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, a generous giraffe gives away all of his apples to his hungry friends in this winning picture book that begs to be read aloud. Poor starry giraffe: every time he reaches for a yummy red apple from a tall tree, one of his hungry friends comes along and the generous giraffe shares the treat. Just when you think he has nothing left to eat for himself, a turn of the page shows otherwise: the starry giraffe is at an apple orchard and there are apples and trees galore! A disarmingly delightful debut picture book from Andrew Bergmann, an accomplished New York based artist and storyteller, The Starry Giraffe puts a surprising twist on a classic story.

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    Hardcore Troubadour
  • Author : Lauren St John
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9780007161256
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • If Steve Earle weren't a living, breathing person, he'd be a character in a blues song -- a raucous ballad about a gifted rebel who drank too much, lost most of his women in a blizzard of crack and cocaine addiction, and always came out on the wrong side of the law. Somewhere in the midst of all this, he also managed to weld rock to country, the Beatles to Springsteen, and bluegrass to punk, establishing himself among the most thoroughly original and politically astute musicians of his generation. Granted unrestricted access to Steve and his family and friends, Lauren St John has given us a sometimes shocking, often moving, and completely unvarnished biography of one of America's most talismanic sons.

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    The Too Tall Giraffe
  • Author : Christine Maier
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 1647467063
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Savannah looked forward to her first day at a new school. She tried to make friends, but the giraffes in her class thought she was too tall. With no one to play with, Savannah focused on her schoolwork. Would this prepare her for the day her classmates were in danger? The day when Savannah would have to decide if she would help the giraffes that had been mean to her. In The Too Tall Giraffe, join Savannah as she learns about: Starting at a new school Looking different Dealing with bullies Finding her superpower The Too Tall Giraffe is a vibrant picture book perfect for: Ages 4-8 Parents to encourage children that their differences bring value Library and classroom story time discussions about helping others, fitting in, and dealing with bullies We are all different in our looks, interests, and skills. What makes you different? What is your superpower?

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    Mr. Popper's Penguins
  • Author : Richard Atwater,Florence Atwater
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 9781453227862
  • Reader Reviews : 75
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Mr. Popper and his family have penguins in the fridge and an ice rink in the basement in this hilarious Newbery Honor book that inspired the hit movie! How many penguins in the house is too many? Mr. Popper is a humble house painter living in Stillwater who dreams of faraway places like the South Pole. When an explorer responds to his letter by sending him a penguin named Captain Cook, Mr. Popper and his family’s lives change forever. Soon one penguin becomes twelve, and the Poppers must set out on their own adventure to preserve their home. First published in 1938, Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a classic tale that has enchanted young readers for generations. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richard and Florence Atwater including rare photos from the authors’ estate.

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    Giraffes Can't Dance
  • Author : Giles Andreae
  • Publisher : Cartwheel Books
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1338539175
  • Reader Reviews : 59
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance is now a padded board book! Giraffes Can't Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it's harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend. With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping illustrations, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness. Discover this classic story, now in a padded board book format perfect for babies and toddlers!

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    The White Giraffe Series: The Elephant's Tale
  • Author : Lauren St John
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781444002119
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The fourth book in the heart-warming White Giraffe series by Lauren St John, featuring the African adventures of Martine and her magical white giraffe. When a sinister stranger calls at Sawubona, Martine is in for a shock. He claims he's the rightful owner of the reserve and every animal in it, including the white giraffe. With just thirteen days to save her home, Martine and Ben stowaway on a plane to Namibia, where the key to the mystery lies. But trouble follows them to the desert dunes. There, they uncover a plot to destroy a herd of rare elephants. And to rescue them, they need the help of the elephants themselves.

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    A Giraffe and a Half
  • Author : Shel Silverstein
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 0060256567
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • If you had a giraffe and he stretched another half … you would have a giraffe and a half. And if you glued a rose to the tip of his nose … And … if he put on a shoe and then stepped in some glue … And if he used a chair to comb his hair … And so it goes until … but that would be telling. Children will be kept in stitches until the very end, when the situation is resolved in the most riotous way possible. Shel Silverstein’s incomparable line drawings add to the hilarity of his wildly funny rhymes.

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    Shumba's Big Adventure
  • Author : Lauren St John
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9781444008036
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Shumba is the naughtiest lion cub in the whole of Africa. When he sneaks off one night to go exploring, he finds himself on a boat going all the way to England with gorillas, snakes, monkeys, zebras and parrots. And that's just the start of his adventure! A heartwarming Early Reader story from the author of the White Giraffe quartet, which brings Africa and its animals to life for the youngest readers.