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ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
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ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
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ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
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ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
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ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Age range 4+
Late one night, a thing appears in the paddock next to Fabio's house.
His dad calls it 'space junk' but inside Fabio discovers books. Books about the galaxy; big, fat books; books full of poems. He swaps a book with Leila from next door and the thing becomes a Great Book-swapping Machine.
But will the very important woman from the Space Agency let the community keep their machine? And what will happen when Fabio pulls its shiny red lever?
Comprising a funny, original and imaginative story, whimsical illustrations and an informative fact section, The Book-swapping Machine is a book about the joys of reading and the importance of community.
At the beginning, Fabio doesn’t get many visitors at his house. Not until some ‘space junk’ falls from the sky and lands near his mailbox. This ‘space junk’ becomes a Great Book-swapping Machine and invites the whole community to share and swap books.
This story is a great example of putting aside differences and sharing experiences. The Great Book-swapping Machine becomes a focus point in the community. A young boy celebrates his birthday there, and another young girl plants flowers for everyone to enjoy.
The Great Book-Swapping Machine is a wonderful and creative experience. It shows how a street library grows and helps to build a community. At the end, after experiencing the shaping of this roadside library, learn about other libraries in history. A great story for everyone.