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Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation = Mo Dao Zu Shi / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. [2]: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation
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Mo Xiang, Tong Xiu

Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation = Mo Dao Zu Shi / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. [2]: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation = Mo Dao Zu Shi / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu ; translated by Suika and Pengie (editor) ; cover and color illustration Jin Fang ; bonus illustration by Moo ; interior illustrations by Marina Privalova

Abstract: Following the trail of a dismembered corpse, Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji arrive at the gates of Yi City: an old, abandoned town shrouded in mist and restless spirits. A fiendish foe awaits them in the shadows, heralding a tale of heartbreak and tragedy. When the mysterious corpse’s identity is finally revealed, the hunt for its killer plunges Wei Wuxian back into the depths of the cultivation world’s politics, where he must keep his enemies close and Lan Wangji even closer.

The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System = Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. [2]: The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System
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Mo Xiang, Tong Xiu

The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System = Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. [2]: The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System = Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu ; translated by Faelicy & Lily ; illustration by Xiao Tong Kong (Velinxi)

Abstract: Three years have passed since Shen Qingqiu betrayed Luo Binghe, and now there are only two years left before his “deceased” disciple rises from the dead to claim his bloody glory as the protagonist. At least, that’s how the story is supposed to go. In the midst of investigating a mysterious plague, Shen Qingqiu discovers that his actions have irreparably altered the plot—Luo Binghe has returned all too soon and Shen Qingqiu’s brilliant escape plan isn’t even ready yet! Worse, Shen Qingqiu can no longer predict his young disciple’s actions. The only thing that hasn’t changed is Luo Binghe’s intense fixation on Shen Qingqiu himself, but even this obsession may be more than it seems. Not that Shen Qingqiu has the time to puzzle through all the inconsistencies. There are various parties at play in the changing plot, and if he doesn’t act fast, he may face a fate far worse than death.

Heaven Official's Blessing = Yian guan ci fu / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. [2]: Heaven Official's Blessing
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Mo Xiang, Tong Xiu

Heaven Official's Blessing = Yian guan ci fu / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. [2]: Heaven Official's Blessing = Yian guan ci fu / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu ; translated by Suika and Pengie (editor) ; cover and color illustration tai3_3 ; interior illustrations by ZeldaCW

Abstract: Xie Lian has confirmed that the bewitching youth San Lang is actually Hua Cheng, one of the Four Calamities and a supreme ghost despised by all heavenly officials. Still, he has trouble matching the terror of his companion’s reputation with the charming, clever, and protective young man he’s come to know. When a distress signal leads Xie Lian into Ghost City, a bustling metropolis containing all the horrors and delights of the dead, he sees Hua Cheng in his element—and his true form—for the first time. But despite their chemistry and care for one another, there are missions to fulfill and secrets to uncover, and Xie Lian’s centuries of troubled history are never far behind.

Peep inside a beehive
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Milbourne, Anna

Peep inside a beehive / Anna Milbourne ; illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman

London : Usborne, 2021

Abstract: Età di lettura: da 3 anni.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
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Rowling, J. K.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince / J. K. Rowling

London [etc.] : Bloomsbury children's book, 2021

Harry Potter and the deathly hallows
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Rowling, J. K.

Harry Potter and the deathly hallows / J. K. Rowling

London : Bloomsbury children's book, 2021

Abstract: Let the magic of J.K. Rowling's classic Harry Potter series take you back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This irresistible Hufflepuff House Edition celebrates the noble character of the Hogwarts house famed for its dedication, patience and loyalty. As Harry's story reaches its epic conclusion, his battle to vanquish Lord Voldemort brings unforgettable Hufflepuff moments and characters - the avalanche of golden Hufflepuff cups deep inside Gringotts; Professor Sprout deploying Mandrakes and Venomous Tentacula in the Battle of Hogwarts ... and many more! With vibrant sprayed edges in Hufflepuff house livery, this edition features beautiful house-themed cover artwork with gorgeous silver foiling. The bespoke introduction offers unique insights into Hufflepuff house and an exciting feature article celebrates the contribution made by heroic Hufflepuffs to the defeat of the Dark Lord. The book boasts exclusive new illustrations by Kate Greenaway winner Levi Pinfold, including a spectacular image depicting Tonks casting protective charms as Death Eaters attack Bill and Fleur's wedding. These highly collectable, beautifully crafted House Editions are lovingly designed to be treasured and read for years to come. A must-have for anyone who has ever imagined sitting under the Sorting Hat in the Great Hall at Hogwarts waiting to hear the words, 'Better be HUFFLEPUFF!'

Livingston unfound
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Benetti, Mara - Benetti, Mara

Livingston unfound : [a novel] / Mara Benetti

Market Harborough : The book Guild, 2021

Abstract: Set in Guatemala in the mid-Eighties, during a very turbulent historical period, Livingston Unfound is the journey of a woman, Monica, travelling on her own, taking risks and facing dangers, choosing friends and lovers across cultural boundaries, and, above all, struggling to come to terms with the inevitable contradictions that come with being an affluent foreigner in a land of poverty and repression. The journey she sets out on forces her to acknowledge her privilege, while she aspires to see the world with new eyes. As she strives to make close and intimate friends across class, race, and cultural differences, she is confronted by the conflicts that come with being a traveller far from home

Beautiful world, where are you
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Rooney, Sally

Beautiful world, where are you / Sally Rooney

London : Faber, 2021

Abstract: Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young - but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They worry about sex and friendship and the world they live in. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?

Alpaca's maracas
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Sims, Lesley

Alpaca's maracas / Lesley Sims ; illustrated by David Semple

Londra : Usborne, 2021

Usborne phonics readers

Abstract: Età di lettura: da 3 anni.

The wish
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Sparks, Nicholas - Sparks, Nicholas

The wish / Nicholas Sparks.

London : Sphere, 2021

Abstract: If you had one wish... Maggie hasn't told this story in years. More than two decades ago, she fell in love. She was sixteen and far from home, waiting to give her baby up for adoption. Bryce showed Maggie how to take photographs and he didn't judge her for the way her belly swelled under her jumper. They had the perfect first kiss. Theirs was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love. Now, as Maggie sits by the Christmas tree in her gallery telling her story, surrounded by the photographs that made her famous - the photographs Bryce never saw - her new gallery assistant asks her a question. If she had one wish, what would she wish for this Christmas? Maggie always thought she knew the answer to that question. But before she can say 'I'd go back to that winter with Bryce', she stops herself. It is all she has ever wanted but suddenly here, on this dark night under the twinkling stars, there is something else she wants. She wants to find her baby. ... what would you wish for? A heart-wrenching story about discovery and loss, The Wish is a reminder that time with those precious to us is the greatest gift of all. * Praise for Nicholas Sparks: 'This one won't leave a dry eye' Daily Mirror 'A fiercely romantic and touching tale' Heat 'An A-grade romantic read' OK! 'Pulls at the heartstrings' Sunday Times 'An absorbing page-turner' Daily Mail

Weasles with measles
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Sims, Lesley

Weasles with measles / Lesley Sims ; illustrated by David Semple

Londra : Usborne, 2021

Usborne phonics readers

Abstract: Età di lettura: da 3 anni.

Sorrow and bliss
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Mason, Meg

Sorrow and bliss : a novel / Meg Mason

London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, [2021]

Abstract: A dazzling novel about modern love up against the confusing, sad aches of mental illness - with all its highs, lows, humour and misery.

Hamnet
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O'Farrell, Maggie

Hamnet / Maggie O'Farrell

London : Tinder, 2021

Abstract: On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a sudden fever. Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help. Why is nobody at home? Their mother, Agnes, is over a mile away, in the garden where she grows medicinal herbs. Their father is working in London. Neither parent knows that Hamnet will not survive the week. Hamnet is a novel inspired by the son of a famous playwright: a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, but whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays ever written.

This is still not a book
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Jullien, Jean

This is still not a book / Jean Jullien

London : Phaidon, 2021

Abstract: A playfully deceptive, joyously interactive follow-up to award-winning author and illustrator Jean Jullien's bestselling This Is Not A Book Is this a suitcase? A bed? An elephant? Each spread in this engaging board book is actually something else entirely, sparking imaginations and encouraging the storytellers in readers of all ages. Turn the page and find a foldable shirt; then, turn to discover a flip phone that you can open, close, and dial to call your friends and family! The result prompts children to think creatively about — and play creatively with — other objects in their daily lives. Ages 2-4

The yellow bird sings
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Rosner, Jennifer

The yellow bird sings / Jennifer Rosner

Londra : Picador, 2021

Abstract: "It is wartime in German-occupied Poland. A mother hides with her five-year-old daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives. The girl is forbidden from making a sound, so the yellow bird sings. He sings whatever the girl composes in her head: high-pitched trills of piccolo; low-throated growls of contrabassoon. Music helps the flowers bloom. When the daisies grow abundant, the bird weaves a garland for the girl to wear on her head like a princess-though no one can see. She must hide from everyone in the village: soldiers, the farmhouse boys, the neighbors too. The lady with squinty eyes and blocky shoes just dragged a boy down the street and returned, proud and straight-backed, cradling a sack of sugar like a baby. After the Jews in their town are rounded up, Róza and her daughter, Shira, spend day and night hidden in a farmer's barn. Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses inside her. To pass the time, Róza tells Shira a story: There is a little girl who, with the help of her yellow bird, tends an enchanted garden. The garden must be kept completely silent-only the bird can sing the girl's musical compositions-and together the girl and her bird avert many threats. Thus Róza manages to soothe Shira and shield her from the horrors around them. But then the day comes when their haven is no longer safe and Róza must face an impossible choice: whether to keep Shira by her side, or give her the chance to survive apart. The Yellow Bird Sings is a beautiful, heartrending novel about the unbreakable bond between a mother and a daughter, and the triumph of hope in even the darkest of times"-

The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System = Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. [1]: The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System
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Mo Xiang, Tong Xiu

The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System = Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. [1]: The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System = Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu ; translated by Faelicy & Lily ; illustration by Xiao Tong Kong (Velinxi)

Abstract: "Half-demon Luo Binghe rose from humble beginnings and a tortured past to become unrivaled in strength and beauty. With his dominion over both the Human and Demon Realms and his hundreds-strong harem, he is truly the most powerful protagonist...in a trashy webnovel series! At least, that's what Shen Yuan believes as he finishes reading the final chapter in Proud Immortal Demon Way. But when a bout of rage leads to his sudden death, Shen Yuan is reborn into the world of the novel in the body of Shen Qingqiu--the beautiful but cruel teacher of a young Luo Binghe. While Shen Qingqiu may have the incredible power of a cultivator, he is destined to be horrifically punished for crimes against the protagonist. The new Shen Qingqiu now has only one course of action: get into Luo Binghe's good graces before the young man's rise to power or suffer the awful fate of a true scum villain!"

Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation = Mo Dao Zu Shi / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. [1]: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation
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Mo Xiang, Tong Xiu

Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation = Mo Dao Zu Shi / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. [1]: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation = Mo Dao Zu Shi / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu ; translated by Suika and Pengie (editor) ; cover and color illustration Jin Fang ; bonus illustration by Moo ; interior illustrations by Marina Privalova

Abstract: Wei Wuxian was once one of the most outstanding men of his generation, a talented and clever young cultivator who harnessed martial arts, knowledge, and spirituality into powerful abilities. But when the horrors of war led him to seek a new power through demonic cultivation, the world's respect for his skills turned to fear, and his eventual death was celebrated throughout the land. Years later, he awakens in the body of an aggrieved young man who sacrifices his soul so that Wei Wuxian can exact revenge on his behalf. Though granted a second life, Wei Wuxian is not free from his first, nor the mysteries that appear before him now. Yet this time, he'll face it all with the righteous and esteemed Lan Wangji at his side, another powerful cultivator whose unwavering dedication and shared memories of their past will help shine a light on the dark truths that surround them.

Heaven Official's Blessing = Yian guan ci fu / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. [1]: Heaven Official's Blessing
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Mo Xiang, Tong Xiu

Heaven Official's Blessing = Yian guan ci fu / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. [1]: Heaven Official's Blessing = Yian guan ci fu / written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu ; translated by Suika and Pengie (editor) ; cover and color illustration tai3_3 ; interior illustrations by ZeldaCW

Abstract: This epic historical fantasy about a prince and the mysterious man by his side is now in English, for the very first time. Born the crown prince of a prosperous kingdom, Xie Lian was renowned for his beauty, strength, and purity. His years of dedicated study and noble deeds allowed him to ascend to godhood. But those who rise may also fall, and fall he does--cast from the heavens and banished to the world below. Eight hundred years after his mortal life, Xie Lian has ascended to godhood for the third time, angering most of the gods in the process. To repay his debts, he is sent to the Mortal Realm to hunt down violent ghosts and troublemaking spirits who prey on the living. Along his travels, he meets the fascinating and brilliant San Lang, a young man with whom he feels an instant connection. Yet San Lang is clearly more than he appears... What mysteries lie behind that carefree smile?

Afterlives
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Gurnah, Abdulrazak - Gurnah, Abdulrazak

Afterlives / Abdulrazak Gurnah

London [etc.] : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021

Ang Mababangis na labandera
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Yeoman, John - Blake, Quentin

Ang Mababangis na labandera / John Yeoman, Quentin Blake

London : Mantra lingua, 2021

Abstract: Once upon a time there were seven unhappy washerwomen. They had far too much washing to do and the owner of the laundry, Mr Balthazar Tight, was simply dreadful! So they decide to go on strike. They are so happy with their newfound freedom that it seems nobody can control them. Until along come seven woodcutters, eager to teach them a lesson. But the woodcutters may have taken on more than thay had bargained for!