New Arrivals · Kids’ Picture & Easy Books

March 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The big helper

March 27, 2015
Bright, J. E., author.
New York, NY : HarperFestival, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
22 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Based on the bestselling books by Rob Scotton."
"When Dad decided to create to-do lists for the family, Splat is sure he'll never have fun again, But then he learns how using his imagination can make anything fun!"--Page [4] of cover.

The fireless dragon

March 27, 2015
Pendergrass, Daphne.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"As seen on Nick Jr."
When Sparkie accidentally ruins Mrs. Piecrust's pies with his fiery breath, he decides never to breath fire again. But as Mike the Knight shows him, sometimes it's good to have a fire-breathing dragon around!

Luke & the little seed

March 27, 2015
Ferri, Giuliano, author, illustrator.
Hong Kong : Minedition, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
"Luke gets so many presents for his birthday that when his grandfather gives him a bag of seeds, he's rather disappointed. But his grandfather tells him that if he plants and cares for these little seeds, they could become the best present of all. Luke wants to believe him, but it's hard when so little happens day after day. Will Luke have the patience to nurture the seeds into something truly special? Here is a lovely tael told by renowned picture book artist Giuliano Ferri, in which the power of love and persistence pay off"--Jacket.

Evie the Knight

March 26, 2015
Testa, Maggie, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Based on the television series Mike the Knight.
"As seen on Nick Jr."--Page 4 of cover.
"When Evie says being a knight is easy, Mike decides to show her what knightly training is all about. But after the Vikings come to town, Evie realizes that being a knight might be harder than she thought!"--."--Page 4 of cover.

Marilyn's monster

March 26, 2015
Knudsen, Michelle, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 25 cm
A lot of Marilyn's friends have monsters. It's the latest thing. Each one is just right for its boy or girl. Marilyn really wants a monster, too, but despite her efforts to be the kind of girl no monster could resist, hers just doesn't come. What could be taking it so long? Everyone knows you just have to wait for your monster - but the spunky and determined Marilyn things there may be other ways that things can work.

Seaver the weaver

March 26, 2015
Czajak, Paul.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Mighty Media Kids : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
"Seaver is an orb spider with a sky full of inspiration. His siblings prefer traditional round webs and aren't afraid to let him know. But Seaver doesn't mind! He loves his new shapes and isn't afraid to stand out"-- Provided by publisher.

Po's special day with Papa

March 26, 2015
Speregen, Devra Newberger.
Glendale, CA : Dreamworks Press, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 16 cm
On board pages.

Uh-oh octopus!

March 26, 2015
Lieshout, Elle van, author.
New York : Lemniscaat USA LLC, [2014].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
"Mies van Hout has long wished to do an underwater story and the result is this beautiful picture book that truly conveys the deep sea experience. A small octopus lives in a snug apartment until one day an intruder barricades the entrance. Octopus asks for advice on how to escape but the more suggestions he gets, the less he is able to figure out what to do. Eventually, Octopus learns to trust his own instincts and learns that things are not always what they seem. Mies van Hout's expert eye and execution are stunningly revealed in a red lobster, pink jellyfish and a wide variety of fish contrasted against an aqua sea."--Summary provided by the publisher.

O'Shae the octopus

March 26, 2015
Bublé, Brandee, author.
Vancouver : Simply Read Books, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
O'Shae is an awesome octopus, who happens to also have two extra arms. With his best friend Shelton the Shark by his side, he discovers as hard as it at times for others to accept your differences, embracing what sets you apart can truly make you sensational! Dive in to see what the amazing things that can happen to O'Shae, once he starts believing in himself!

I wish you more

March 26, 2015
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
In simple text and pictures, the author and illustrator create a compendium of small daily moments.

Ping-Ping Panda's Bamboo Journey

March 26, 2015
Pledger, Maurice.
San Diego, CA : Silver Dolphin Books, an imprint of the Baker & Taylor Publishing Group, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 x 23 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
Ping-Ping Panda searches for some tasty bamboo.

Rufus goes to sea

March 26, 2015
Griswell, Kim T.
New York, NY : Sterling Children's Books, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
When school lets out for the summer, Rufus Leroy Williams III, a determined pig who loves to read, decides to become a pirate.

Use the force!

March 26, 2015
Siglain, Michael.
Los Angeles : Disney Press, 2015
30 pages ; color illustrations ; 23 cm
At head of title: Star Wars.
In order to be a Jedi, Luke must learn from Yoda how to master the force.

Hulk to the rescue

March 26, 2015
Davis, Adam.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Based on the new movie!" -- Cover.

Age of ultron: friends and foes

March 26, 2015
Palacios, Tomas.
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Co., 2015.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Based on the new movie!" -- Cover.

Drum dream girl : how one girl's courage changed music

March 25, 2015
Engle, Margarita.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.

Hera's phantom flight

March 25, 2015
Schaefer, Elizabeth.
Los Angeles : Disney, Lucasfilm Press, 2015.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
At head of title: Star Wars Rebels.
"Based on the episode 'Out of darkness,' written by Kevin Hopps."
Hera, pilot of the rebel space ship Ghost, damages the ship against evil Empire fighters and becomes trapped on an alien planet with mysterious monsters.

Do you want to build a snowman?

March 25, 2015
Glass, Calliope, author.
Los Angeles : Disney Press, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Based on the movie "Frozen."
"Tap Olaf to start the magic"--Cover.
"Are you ready to build Olaf? Help Anna and Elsa put Olaf together. It's as easy as a shake and a tap"--Page [4] of cover.

Caillou : gone fishing!

March 25, 2015
Paradis, Anne, 1972-
Montréal : Chouette, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 21 cm
Translation of : Caillou va à la pêche.

Once upon a cloud

March 25, 2015
Keane, Claire, author, illustrator.
New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
While thinking very hard about the perfect gift for her mother just before she falls asleep, Celeste is blown way up into the sky by the Wind, where she meets the Stars, the Moon, and the Sun, and when she awakens she finds exactly what she sought.


March 25, 2015
Whiten, Jan, author.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Two little chooky chicks pulling at a worm. Clucky cluck, worm's stuck. What should chookies do? This cute book by Jan Whiten with funky art from newcomer Sinead Hanley will teach children both rhyming and counting.

Bread and honey

March 25, 2015
Asch, Frank, author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Aladdin, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
At school one day Bear paints a picture of his mother. On his way home, each of his friends offers advice on how to make the picture look even better. Will Mama Bear be angry -- or amused -- when she sees Bear's unusual portrait?

Milk and cookies

March 25, 2015
Asch, Frank, author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Aladdin, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Baby Bear and his parents are having a sleepover at his grandparent's house when he hears a scary noise. He looks through the cellar door keyhole and sees a dragon! Then he dreams the dragon comes upstairs and eats his milk and cookies. Bear is scared, but luckily his father shows him that the dragon is not what he thinks -- and there are plenty of milk and cookies to comfort him.


March 25, 2015
Asch, Frank, author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Aladdin, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"A Frank Asch bear book"--Title page.
After trying pizza for the very first time, everything Baby Bear sees reminds him of the tasty treat and he decides never to eat anything else.

Frankenstink! : garbage gone bad

March 25, 2015
Lightburn, Ron, author, illustrator.
Toronto, Ontario ; Plattsburgh, New York : Tundra Books, [2015]
1 volume(unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
"Cover glows in the dark!"--Book jacket.


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