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The corrections
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Franzen, Jonathan

The corrections / Jonathan Franzen

London : 4th Estate, 2019

Matchbook classics

Abstract: After fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband Alfred is losing his sanity, and their children have long since fled for the catastrophes of their own lives. As Alfred's condition worsens and the Lambert are forced to face their secrets and failures, Enid sets her heart on one last family Christmas. Bringing the old world of civic virtue and sexual inhibition into violent collision with the era of hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental healthcare and globalised greed, The corrections established Jonathan Franzen as one of the most brilliant interpreters of the American soul.

I owe You one
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Kinsella, Sophie - Kinsella, Sophie

I owe You one / Sophie Kinsella

London [etc.] : Bantam Press, 2019

Machines like me
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McEwan, Ian

Machines like me : and people like you / Ian McEwan

London : Jonathan Cape, 2019

Unicorns in uniforms
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Punter, Russell - Sims, Lesley

Unicorns in uniforms : and other tales / Russell Punter and Lesley Sims ; illustrated by David Semple

London : Usborne, 2019

Usborne phonics stories

Abstract: This delightfully illustrated collection of six lively stories is ideal for sharing with young children who are learning to read. Children will love the adventures of a poodle drawing doodles and a lizard in a blizzard, all with phonic rhyming text to help them recognise letter sounds. Includes notes on phonics for parents at the back of the book and a CD with accompanying audio.

Poppy and Sam's Halloween party
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Taplin, Sam

Poppy and Sam's Halloween party / Sam Taplin ; illustrated by Simon Taulor-Kielty

London : Usborne Publishing Ltd., 2019

Farmyard tales

Lizard in a blizzard
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Sims, Lesley

Lizard in a blizzard / Lesley Sims ; illustrated by David Semple

Londra : Usborne, 2018

Usborne Phonics Readers

Abstract: Lizard has decided to make a snow machine. The trouble is, once it starts to snow, he can't make it stop...

The ball book
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Stein, Joshua David

The ball book : footballs, meatballs, eyeballs & more balls / by Joshua David Stein ; illustrated by Markus Oakley

London : Phaidon, 2019

Abstract: From footballs to eyeballs, beach balls to meatballs, if you can roll it, this book has it!

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.

10 Ten-Minute fairy tales
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10 Ten-Minute fairy tales / designed by Laura Nelson Norris

London : Usborne, 2018

Abstract: A magical collection of fairy tales, featuring retellings of favourites such as Aladdin, Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Each charming story in this hardback book is beautifully illustrated and takes just ten minutes to read - the perfect length for snuggling up and enjoying at bedtime.

There there
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Orange, Tommy

There there / Tommy Orange

New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018

Abstract: Described as the moral heir to George Saunders, Tommy Orange is writing from the urban Native American community in Oakland, California. There There takes us into this community as its characters prepare a celebration of their culture in the face of poverty, violence, addiction and lack of representation. The story is told from the points of view of a dozen different characters involved in putting together a powwow in the city stadium. Early in the book we intuit that something terrible will happen there. Much of the novel's emotional power comes from reading against this intuition, and connecting with the unique voices - male and female, old and young - from around the community as the clock ticks down. Like the best fiction, this is vivid and real in its setting but universal enough to be speaking about a disenfranchised community anywhere. It could not be more timely.

Dear Mrs bird
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Pearce, A. J.

Dear Mrs bird / A. J. Pearce

London : Picador, 2018

Abstract: London, 1941. Amid the falling bombs Emmeline Lake dreams of becoming a fearless Lady War Correspondent. Unfortunately, Emmy instead finds herself employed as a typist for the formidable Henrietta Bird, the renowned agony aunt at Woman’s Friend magazine. Mrs Bird refuses to read, let alone answer, letters containing any form of Unpleasantness, and definitely not those from the lovelorn, grief-stricken or morally conflicted. But the thought of these desperate women waiting for an answer at this most desperate of times becomes impossible for Emmy to ignore. She decides she simply must help and secretly starts to write back – after all, what harm could that possibly do?

Nine perfect strangers
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Moriarty, Liane - Moriarty, Liane

Nine perfect strangers / Liane Moriarty

London : Michael Joseph : Penguin Books, 2018

Hungry bunny
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Rueda, Claudia

Hungry bunny / Claudia Rueda

San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2018

Abstract: In this charming sequel to Bunny Slopes, Bunny needs help picking apples for mama's apple pie. Young readers will delight in using the included red ribbon to help Bunny reach new heights and pick those tasty apples. Children will have fun as they rock the book back and forth and turn it around and around for a unique roller-coaster adventure on Bunny's way home. Filled with puns and Claudia's Rueda's warm sense of humor, this book has jokes for readers young and old, and will have the whole family giggling. Adorable illustrations, interactive narration, an unexpected plot, and a cozy and reassuring ending make this a favorite of adults as well as kids.

Here come the chicks
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Kushnir, Hilli

Here come the chicks / illustrated by Hilli Kushnir

London : Pat-a-Cake, 2018

Clap hands

Giraffe in the bath and other tales
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Punter, Russell - Sims, Lesley

Giraffe in the bath and other tales / Russell Punter & Lesley Sims ; illustrated by David Semple

London : Usborne Publishing Ltd., 2018

Usborne phonics readers

The Greek Escape
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Swan, Karen

The Greek Escape / Karen Swan

London : Pan Books, 2018

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