New Arrivals · Kids’ Picture & Easy Books

April 23, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Your red shoes

April 22, 2014
Hutton, John (John S.), author.
Cincinnati, OH : Blue Manatee Press, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
A celebration of early childhood, this book highlights the many steps a toddler takes: from the initial wobbly ones and stopping in puddles to walking in the park and the all-too-soon day when that first, beloved pair of shoes no longer fit. The lush watercolors and rhythmic, evocative text document each proud moment, while reinforcing universal themes of independence, exploration, and unconditional love.

The garden monster

April 21, 2014
Giff, Patricia Reilly.
New York, N.Y. : Orchard Books, 2014.
40 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Jim and Jilli plant their vegetable garden with some assistance from their dog Fiercely--but one unidentified seed is growing into a monster plant.

Camp Rex

April 21, 2014
Idle, Molly Schaar.
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
1 volume (unnumbered pages) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Cordelia and her troup of dino-scouts enjoy a camping trip in the great outdoors.

Tyler makes a birthday cake!

April 21, 2014
Florence, Tyler, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
A sweet treat awaits Tyler and Tofu when they discover that dessert is delicious and fun to make! Plus Food Network star Tyler Florence shares two carrot cake recipes--one for people, and then a dog-friendly twist on this dessert favorite--and includes a Did You Know? section filled with fun facts about the ingredients.

Jim Curious : a voyage to the heart of the sea

April 21, 2014
Picard, Matthias.
1 volume (unpaged), 1 double gatefold : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm + 2 pair 3-D glasses
Originally published in France in 2012 by Editions 2024 as Jim Curious, voyage au coeur de l'océan.
"3-D Vision"--Cover.
"Jim Curious portrays the fantastical story of a young boy and his thrilling trip to the bottom of the sea in an old-fashioned diving suit. But there are no words telling his tale--only intricately illustrated images in exceptional 3-D. On his journey, Jim initially passes the garbage tossed into the waters by land-dwellers, but soon he goes deeper and deeper, immersing himself in the wonders of the waters. He encounters sea creatures large and small, a sunken pirate ship, and even the remnant of what seems to be Atlantis, before coming upon a mysterious force at the bottom that turns everything on its head."--Publisher's description.

Who flies, cat the cat?

April 21, 2014
Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm.
On board pages.
An expanded version of this book was previously published in 2010 as Let's say hi to friends who fly!
An exuberant cat cheers on her friends as they demonstrate whether or not they can fly.

Who is that, cat the cat?

April 21, 2014
Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm.
On board pages.
An expanded version of this book was previously published as Cat the cat, who is that? in 2010.
An exuberant cat introduces readers to her friends.

Toast to family

April 21, 2014
Gross, Sandra, author, illustrator.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Blue Manatee Press, [2013]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 15 cm
On board pages.
An offbeat concept book, this board book uses photographs of faces found in toasted bread as a fun approach for babies and toddlers to learn to identify members of their family. The unique photographs, taken from kiln-formed glass, just might inspire parents and children to try their own hand at making toast faces at home.

Save your brains! / by Catherine Hapka.

April 21, 2014
Hapka, Cathy.
New York : Harper, c2014.
29 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
"Plants vs. zombies."
"The zombies are coming! Will you be ready to save your brains? Don't worry--Crazy Dave is here to help!"--P. [4] of cover.

The Berenstain Bears' graduation day

April 21, 2014
Berenstain, Mike, 1951-
New York, NY : HarperFestival, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Based on the characters created by Stan and Jan Berenstain."
At the end of the year at Country Bear School, Brother and Sister Bear get to don a cap and gown for their commencement ceremonies.

My red balloon

April 21, 2014
Yamada, Kazuaki, 1961-, author., illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : colored illustrations ; 23 x 30 cm
"A little girl begins a happy bus outing with her beautiful red balloon. But when the balloon suddenly flies away, the bus driver and a passenger bear gallantly help follow the balloon. A wild chase begins and along the way a rabbit, a polar bear, a penguin, and a giraffe all join in to help as they follow the wayward balloon. And when a bird pecks the balloon with its beak, the result makes all their effort seem in vain, but the little girl's new friends once again come to the rescue with just the right words of comfort."--Publisher's description.

Fancy Nancy : sand castles and sand palaces

April 18, 2014
O'Connor, Jane.
New York : Harper Festival, c2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
"Based on the creation of Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser"--Cover.
"Mom takes Fancy Nancy, JoJo, Bree, Freddy, and Frenchy to the beach! They spend the whole day building the most magnificent sand palace imaginable, but when the tide comes in, what will happen to their beautiful creation?" -- P. [4] of cover.

Pixie Hollow reading adventures.

April 18, 2014
153 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm.
"5 books in 1!"--Cover.
A dozen fairy dresses / Tennant Redbank -- A game of hide-and-seek / Tennant Redbank -- The great fairy race / Tennant Redbank -- The fairy berry bake-off / Daisy Alberto -- Tink's treasure hunt / Melissa Lagonegro.
Read five fun stories about the Disney Fairies in this leveled reader storybook collection. Enjoy tons of read-along fun as Tinker Bell and the other fairies hunt for treasure, play hide-and-seek, sew dresses for a fairy ball, bake sweet treats, and challenge each other to a race!

Secrets of the seasons : orbiting the sun in our backyard

April 18, 2014
Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
"Over the course of a year, a family learns about the role of the sun in the changing seasons"-- Provided by publisher.

It's an orange aardvark!

April 18, 2014
Hall, Michael, 1954- author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
A carpenter ant drills a hole to see what is outside his stump, worrying his fellow ants, and when new holes reveal different colors they fabricate a story about the horrible beast that will soon attack.

The lion and the mouse

April 18, 2014
Broom, Jenny.
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
"How can a humble little mouse save a great and mighty lion? Find out in this fresh retelling of one of Aesop's most popular fables. Interactive artwork makes you the storyteller! Release the mouse from the lion's claws and free the lion from his net simply by turning the page."--P. [4] of cover.

Digger Dog

April 18, 2014
Bee, William.
Somerville, MA : Nosy Crow, 2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Digger Dog loves to dig up bones - the bigger the better. But for the biggest bone in the world, what will Digger Dog need? The biggest digger in the world, of course! All through the story, the diggers get bigger, the hole gets deeper and there is the most fantastic fold-out surprise at the end!


April 18, 2014
Dorros, Arthur.
New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
[29] unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Spanish words and phrases used throughout English text.
An illustrated story about a boy and his grandfather, and the family bond that can span miles.

The farmer's away! Baa! Neigh!

April 18, 2014
Kennedy, Anne Vittur, author, illustrator.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
A rhythmic story features a noisy menagerie of mischievous animals who go picnicking, jet skiing, and ballroom dancing in the farmer's absence.

The worst princess

April 18, 2014
Kemp, Anna.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Originally published by Simon & Schuster U.K., London, in 2012.
Lonely Princess Sue longs to leave her castle tower, but when her prince finally rescues her, she realizes she is destined for a less traditional partner.

Little Lola

April 18, 2014
Saab, Julie.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
1 v. (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
After climbing aboard a school bus, a curious cat spends an enjoyable day at school.

The tricky trail

April 18, 2014
Testa, Maggie, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
At head of title: Mike the knight.
"Based on the screenplay "Mike the knight and the tricky trail" written by Gerard Foster."
Protectively following the trail of his sister when she takes a springtime walk in Glendragon forest, Mike finds her footprints and flowers and wonders what she could possibly be doing.


April 18, 2014
Saxon, Victoria.
New York : Golden Books, c2013.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a young dreamer, must team up with Kristoff, a daring mountain man, and his reindeer on the grandest of journeys to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

Five little monkeys reading in bed

April 18, 2014
Christelow, Eileen, author, artist.
[32] p. : ill ; 17 x 19 cm.
On board pages.
Mama has said it is time for "Lights out! Sweet dreams! No more reading in bed," but her five little monkeys cannot resist reading just a few more books to one another.

Katy Duck goes to work

April 17, 2014
Capucilli, Alyssa Satin, 1957-
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2014.
[22] unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Katy is excited to spend a day with her father at work and enjoys typing, pressing buttons, visiting the water cooler, and coloring but quickly learns to be careful when dancing at work.


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