New Arrivals · Kids’ Picture & Easy Books

May 21, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Nose to toes, you are yummy

May 20, 2015
Harrington, Tim, 1974- author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
"An interactive picture book that encourages readers to sing and dance to celebrate every body part"-- Provided by publisher.

Long live King Bob!

May 20, 2015
Rosen, Lucy (Children's story adapter), author.
New York : LB kids, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustration ; 21 cm
Minions were more for one and only one reason - to serve the most evil of the evildoers. But when Scarlet Overkill sends a trio of Minions to steal the queen's crown jewels, Bob messes up ... and becomes the new king of England! Long live King Bob!

Take flight and fight!

May 20, 2015
Campbell, Hannah S., author.
©2015
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
At head of title: Skylanders universe.
"Skylanders Universe is a trademark and Activision is a registered trademark of Activision Publishing, Inc."--Back cover.
It's time for a Skylanders adventure! Younger fans of the Skylanders games and toys can continue the adventure starring Spyro and his dragon pals. When a fun afternoon turns competitive, can the dragons set aside their differences in time to save the day?

Sunshine brightens springtime

May 20, 2015
Ghigna, Charles, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Picture Window Books, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Introduces sunshine through fun, poetic text and colorful illustrations"-- Provided by publisher.

Raindrops fall all around

May 20, 2015
Ghigna, Charles, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Picture Window Books, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Introduces rain through fun, poetic text and colorful illustrations"-- Provided by publisher.

Are you my mommy?

May 20, 2015
Murphy, Mary, 1961- author.
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
Lift the flaps and join the peek-a-boo fun with a little pup searching for his mommy.

The memory of an elephant : an unforgettable journey

May 20, 2015
Strady, Sophie, 1966- author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2014]
37 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 37 cm
"First published in France in 2012 under the title La memoire de l'elephant by Helium"--Copyright page.
Marcel, an old elephant who is writing an encyclopedia, reminisces about his memorable world travels and experiences in Paris.

What's your favorite animal?

May 20, 2015
Carle, Eric.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
On board pages.
Contributors: Nick Bruel, Lucy Cousins, Susan Jeffers, Steven Kellogg, Jon Klassen, Tom Lichtenheld, Peter McCarty, Chris Raschka, Peter Sís, Lane Smith, Erin Stead, Rosemary Wells, Mo Willems and Eric Carle.
Children's book artists share their favorite animals and why they love them.

Never ask a dinosaur to dinner

May 19, 2015
Edwards, Gareth, 1965- author.
©2015
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Originally published in the UK by Scholastic Children's Books."
Through a series of amusing examples, a young boy learns how to get ready for a good night's sleep--and bedtime should not include dinosaurs or sharks.

Prince of a frog

May 19, 2015
Urbanovic, Jackie, author, illustrator.
New York : Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Hopper is a frog who thinks he is a prince, so he starts out on an adventure to find a princess, whose kiss will transform him to his royal self.

The cow tripped over the moon : a nursery rhyme emergency

May 19, 2015
Willis, Jeanne.
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2015.
28 un-numbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
The Storyland Ambulance Crew is kept busy by all the accidents happening to nursery rhyme characters.

The dragon games

May 18, 2015
Gallo, Tina, author.
New York, New York : Simon Spotlight, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Every year, Snotlout wins the Berk Thawfest Games, and Hiccup comes in last. This year, though, the games involve dragons, so Hiccup's got a fighting chance! But as the competition gets fierce, Hiccup begins to wonder what's more important: winning of being a good friend.

Caterina and the best beach day

May 18, 2015
Kono, Erin Eitter, author, illustrator.
New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 27 cm
Caterina, a very organized brown bird, thinks she has the perfect plan to make sure she and her little brother Leo see a whale on their day at the beach.

The dragon that rides on lightning

May 18, 2015
Evans, Cordelia, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Hiccup and Toothless have discovered a rare and deadly Skrill, a dragon that flies through the clouds and fires lightning at its enemies. When the terrifying dragon is unleashed, they've got to scramble to get it off Berk. But that's not all they're up agains. Dagur and his army of Berserkers also want to find that Skrill and train it as a weapon to use against the Vikings of Berk.

A tale of two beasts

May 18, 2015
Roberton, Fiona, author, illustrator.
Tulsa, Oklahoma : Kane Miller, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 x 27 cm
Originally published: London : Hodder Children's Books, 2015.
Cover title.
Part one. The strange beast -- Part two. The terrible beast.
There are two sides to every story. In part one, a little girl finds a strange beast in the woods and takes it home as a pet. She feeds it, shows it off to her friends and gives it a hat. But that night it escapes. Then, in part two, the beast tells the story of being kidnapped by the girl, who forcefed it squirrel food, scared it with a group of beasts and wrapped it in wool. Can the two beasts resolve their differences? An eye-opening story that makes you look at things from a different perspective.

Minions : seek and find

May 18, 2015
King, Trey, author.
New York : LB Kids, 2015.
23 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Over 200 things to find inside!"--Cover.
Picture puzzles featuring the many Minions encourage readers to find such hidden items as a message in a bottle, a prehistoric turtle, a deck of playing cards, a juggling seal, and a freeze ray gun.

Yellow Copter

May 15, 2015
Hamilton, K. R. (Kersten R.)
©2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"When a teacher gets stuck on a Ferris wheel at the fair, cranes and planes can't reach her. The only one who might have a chance is Yellow Copter!"-- Provided by publisher.

Olivia helps the tooth fairy

May 15, 2015
Evans, Cordelia, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Based on the TV series Olivia as seen on Nickelodeon"--Title page verso.
With Ian upset that he cannot meet the tooth fairy since his loose tooth won't fall out, Olivia tries to cheer him up by telling him about another fairy whose gifts he can easily attain.

Here comes the Tooth Fairy Cat

May 15, 2015
Underwood, Deborah.
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 x 21 cm
"Cat tries to trick the Tooth Fairy, but he meets his match in a mischievous mouse"-- Provided by publisher.

The nesting quilt

May 15, 2015
Falwell, Cathryn, author, illustrator.
Thomaston, Maine : Tilbury House Publishers, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Maya's family is preparing for a new baby and she wants to help, so she draws on her interest in birds' nests to create a very special quilt. Includes information about quilt making and instructions for making a small quilt.

The tiny seed

May 15, 2015
Carle, Eric.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2015.
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Originally published: New York : Crowell, 1970.
"Previously published with slightly different text"--T.p. verso.
A simple description of a flowering plant's life cycle through the seasons.

Daniel feels left out

May 15, 2015
Testa, Maggie, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Based on the screenplay written by Becky Friedman and Angela C. Santomero"--Title page.
When Daniel Tiger sees his friends playing together without him, he feels left out, but talking about his feelings with his dad make him feel better.

The foolish tortoise

May 15, 2015
Buckley, Richard, 1938-
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Originally published with slightly different text by Picture Book Studio in 1985.
A tortoise realizes the need for a shell after several scary encounters.

How to defend your dragon

May 15, 2015
O'Ryan, Ellie, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
At head of title: DreamWorks Dragons.
When a series of lightning storms hit Berk, Vikings claim Thor is angry for allowing Toothless, a dangerous Night Fury, to live among them, so it's up to Hiccup to prove Toothless's innocence before he is banned from Berk forever.

A windy day in spring

May 14, 2015
Ghigna, Charles, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Picture Window Books, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Introduces wind through fun, poetic text and colorful illustrations"-- Provided by publisher.

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