New Arrivals · Kids’ Picture & Easy Books

April 15, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Elmer and the whales

April 14, 2014
McKee, David, author, illustrator.
Minneapolis, MN : Andersen Press USA, [2013].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, 29 cm
When Elmer the patchwork elephant and his cousin Wilbur decide to go whale-watching, as their grandfather Eldo did at their age, their journey becomes far more of an adventure than they anticipated.

Boa's bad birthday

April 14, 2014
Willis, Jeanne, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Andersen Press USA, [2014].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"First published in Great Britain in 2014 by Andersen Press Ltd."
Boa is hoping to enjoy his best birthday ever, but most of his friends' gifts are very disappointing.

The quayside cat

April 14, 2014
Forward, Toby, 1950- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Andersen Press USA, [2013].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Originally published: London : Andersen Press Ltd., 2013.
Jim, the quayside cat, having heard many tales of life at sea from Old Tregarn, persuades the former ship's cat to join him on a voyage of his own.

I love you too

April 14, 2014
Marley, Ziggy, author.
New York, N.Y. : Akashic Books, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Based on the song by Ziggy Marley.

Ninja, ninja, never stop

April 14, 2014
Tuell, Todd.
New York : Abrams Appleseed, [2014].
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal a young ninja who uses his special moves to sneak up on the family dog, take a cookie from his brother, and escape Granny's kisses, but before day is done he meets his match.

The race

April 14, 2014
Manceau, Édouard, 1969-
Toronto : Owlkids Books Inc., [2014].
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Translation of: La course.
Translation by Sarah Quinn.
As a bunch of caribou race, some of them decide to engage in tricks in order to win at all costs, while others question the merit of that mentality.

Daddy's zigzagging bedtime story

April 11, 2014
Sitomer, Alan Lawrence.
©2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
When Jake and Jenny say they are bored with all their books and retold tales, their father makes up a new bedtime story about a princess who drives a monster truck and battles aliens aided by a cupcake-baking unicorn.

Ponies love pets!

April 11, 2014
Hughes, Emily C.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
The ponies from the "My Little Pony" series share a special friendship with their pets.

Welcome to Rainbow Falls

April 11, 2014
London, Olivia.
New York : LB kids, an imprint of Little Brown and Company, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm

Tink and friends : story collection.

April 11, 2014
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014
158 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"7 books in 1!"--Cover.
Tinker Bell's tea party -- Prilla's prize -- Nature's little helpers -- Tinkering Tink -- Tinker Bell and the lost treasure -- Fairy rescue team -- A guide to Pixie Hollow.

The amazing Spider-Man 2. Spider-Man vs. Electro

April 10, 2014
Candau, Brittany, author.
New York : Marvel, [2014]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.

Winston & George

April 10, 2014
Miller, John, 1934-
New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 35 cm
Relates the special friendship between a rascally plover bird and a patient crocodile.

Have you seen my dragon?

April 10, 2014
Light, Steve.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 25 x 28 cm.
In the heart of the city, among the taxis and towers, a small boy travels uptown and down, searching for his friend. Readers will certainly spot the glorious beast, plus an array of big-city icons they can count. Is the dragon taking the crosstown bus, or breathing his fiery breath below a busy street? Maybe he took a taxi to the zoo or is playing with the dogs in the park.

The almost fearless Hamilton Squidlegger

April 10, 2014
Ering, Timothy Basil.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
Hamilton Squidlegger is fearless! Well, almost. During the day he can best all the frackensnappers, skelecragons, and bracklesneeds in the swamp, but at night he quakes in terror. Will his father be able to help Hamilton remain fearless in his own mud all night?

Baby animal farm

April 10, 2014
Blair, Karen, author.
©2012
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 cm
On board pages.
Let’s go to the baby animal farm! Follow a group of toddlers as they traipse behind ducklings, chase the chicks, and feed the lamb. After a picnic lunch, there are more animals to cuddle and pat: Mew, mew, mew! Oink, oink, oink! Moo, moo, moo! Luckily the teddy bear that was lost is quickly found (thank you, puppy) before it’s time to go home. Perfectly pitched for the preschool crowd, here is an outing with sure appeal for little animal lovers.

A mom for Umande

April 10, 2014
Faulconer, Maria Fasal.
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Because his own mother is too young to take care of him, Umande, a newborn gorilla, is fed and cuddled by human zookeepers until a surrogate mother is found.

ABC oceans.

April 10, 2014
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
Features fun facts about twenty-six creatures of the ocean, with one representing each letter of the alphabet, from anemone and blobfish to fiddler crabs, jellyfish, and vampire squid.

A seed needs sun

April 9, 2014
Riggs, Kate.
Mankato, MN : Creative Editions, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
"Detailed illustrations and simple text are paired within a board book format to introduce young readers to the growth cycle of a seed, from its planting to flowering"-- Provided by publisher.

Bears in the bath

April 9, 2014
Parenteau, Shirley.
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 27 cm.
Four little bears covered in mud don't want to take a bath.

The knight and the firefly : a boy, a bug, and a lesson in bravery

April 9, 2014
Reeves, Tara McClary, author.
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes bonus feature "Parent Connection" (page 3 of cover).
"Oliver may be a brave and noble knight by day, but he is terrified of the dark by night until a wise old firefly helps him understand that God's Word is our light."--Amazon.com.

Puddle pug

April 9, 2014
Norman, Kim.
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Percy the pug searches far and wide for the perfect puddle but when he finds it, Mama pig is unhappy about him joining her family until a storm provides Percy the opportunity to prove himself to her.

Arlo rolled

April 9, 2014
Pearson, Susan, author.
Las Vegas, NV : Two Lions, [2014]
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm

Pom and Pim

April 9, 2014
Landström, Lena, author.
Wellington, New Zealand : Gecko Press, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Picture story book for children.
Originally published in Sweden 2012 as: Pom oc Pim.

The littlest Levine

April 7, 2014
Lanton, Sandy, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Kar-Ben Publishing, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, 26 cm
Being the youngest in her family means that Hannah cannot do many things, which makes her unhappy, until finally, at Passover, there is a special duty only she can perform.

Brother Hugo and the bear

April 7, 2014
Beebe, Katy.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, [2014].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Loosely based on a note found in a twelfth-century manuscript.
After painstakingly handcrafting a replacement copy of a library book, a medieval monk tries to protect it from a hungry bear with a taste for literature. Includes historical note on illuminated manuscripts.

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