New Arrivals · Kids’ Foreign Language Fiction & Easy Books

May 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Taupe a un souci

May 24, 2016
|6880-01 Kim, Sang-gŭn, author, illustrator.
38 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 24 cm
Originally published in Korean in Seoul, South Korea.

Noch Mal!

May 24, 2016
Gravett, Emily, author, illustrator.
22 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, 27 cm
Originally published in London, England, by Macmilan children's books, in 2011.
"Ein "heiß" geliebtes Bilderbuch! Wer kennt das nicht: "Noch mal, bitte noch mal lesen!" Den Eltern fallen die Augen zu, aber die liebste Gutenachtgeschichte soll immer und immer wieder vorgelesen werden! Auch der kleine Drache ist noch hellwach und drängelt. Seine Mutter versucht, die Geschichte abzukürzen, und die Helden der Geschichte haben auch schon längst keine Lust mehr, immer wieder vorgelesen zu werden. Ärgerlich spuckt der kleine Drache Feuer, die Geschichte wird langsam zu heiß. Und sie geht sogar in Flammen auf! Alle flüchten durch das Brandloch. Na dann: Gute Nacht! Eine ›Buch im Buch-Geschichte‹ und ein außergewöhnliches Buch, das auf der Rückseite tatsächlich ein ausgestanztes Loch hat." -- publisher's or bookseller's website.

Mamma, anche le rondini sognano?

May 24, 2016
Dema, Sandra.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations.


May 24, 2016
|6880-01 Donaldson, Julia, author.
©2015 (Russian translation).
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
First published in English in London, England, by Macmillan Children's Books.
"This is a rhyming story of a mouse and a monster. Little mouse goes for a walk in a dangerous forest. To scare off his enemies he invents tales of a fantastical creature called the Gruffalo. So imagine his surprise when he meets the real Gruffalo." --

Asalī māṃ : bāla kahāṇīāṃ

May 23, 2016
Ḍaḍawiṇḍī, Balabīra Siṅgha, author.
Chandigarh, India : Lokgeet Parkashan, 2015.
56 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Children's stories.
Asalī māṃ -- Buddhī dā camatakāra -- Nishace dā pakkā -- Lālacī kāṃ dī sazā.
Children's stories based on moral theme.

Cāṉaikkāraṉ Calīm

May 23, 2016
Amarendran, R., author.
Chennai, India : Tulika Publishers, 2015.
28 unnumbered pages : illustrations (color) ; 22 x 25 cm
Translated from English.
Children's story.
Children story based on man who sharpens a knife blade.

Cipako cipako vr̥ksha bacāo

May 23, 2016
|6880-01 Jeyanthi Manokaran, author, illustrator.
Bengaluru : Pratham Books, 2015.
24 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm.
Translation of: Chipko takes root.
"Paṭhana stara 4"--Cover.
Story based on a brave Bhotiya girl who takes part in the Chipko movement to save her beloved trees.

Cūhoṉ kī mazedār daʻvat = A tasty feast for the mice

May 23, 2016
Naʼī Dihlī : Qaumī Kaunsil barāʼe Farog̲ẖ-i Urdū Zabān : Bī Pī Āʼī Inḍiyā Prāʼīveṭ Limiṭeḍ, 2014.
16 pages : illustrations (color) ; 30 cm.
Translation of: Tasty feast for the mice.
Children's story.
Stories based on a group of boys travelling in a train and returning to school after their summer vacation, on the way, a gentleman enters their compartment and the boys make all efforts to get rid of him but he tries to win over the boys in his own peculiar ways.

Tsomo āra Momo

May 23, 2016
|6880-01 Subramaniam, Niveditha.
|6880-04 Chennai, India : Tulika Publishers, 2013.
18 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 x 22 cm
Translated from English.
A delightful story about the delectable momo, that flavour-filled savoury that travelled to India from Tibet, Nepal and beyond. Now you too can relish it with Tsomo in a mouthwatering story in which the steaming hot momo comes appetisingly alive.

Cang Jie : the inventor of Chinese characters

May 2, 2016
Li, Jian (Art teacher), author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Better Link Press, [2016]
1 volume (unnumbered) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Translated from the simplified Chinese.
"In ancient times under the reign of Yellow Emperor (about 2500 B.C.), people kept records by piling stones and tying knots. One day, Cang Jie, a historical official who tied knots to keep records under Yellow Emperor, unexpectedly made a big mistake. Feeling very guilty, he was determined to find out a better way for keeping records. He went back to his hometown to think it over for many days and nights. Inspired by the footprints of animals, he began to carefully observe the sun, moon, stars, mountains, rivers, lakes, seas, as well as birds and animals. At the same time, he traveled around collecting signs created by fishermen, farmers, hunters and soldiers. In the end, he succeeded in creating Chinese characters, which are still widely used today. In this multicultural children's story, kids will find out that there is a story behind every Chinese character. Children will also learn about basic Chinese characters and how to make them."--Publisher's description.

A charmed life

April 25, 2016
Barbieri, Gladys Elizabeth, author.
Houston, Texas : Piñata Books/Arte Público Press, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
"Felicia always feels very small when she and her mom walk by the huge homes and beautiful gardens to the house where her mother works as a cleaning lady. "I need you to behave," her mother says, reminding her of all the things she should and shouldn't do...This bilingual picture book will lend itself to conversations about hopes and dreams and the differences among people."--Amazon summary.

The story circle

April 25, 2016
Bertrand, Diane Gonzales, author.
Houston, Texas : Piñata Books, an imprint of Arte Publico Press, [2016].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Monster storms closed the school for three days. "Carpets bubbled with mud. Green slime swallowed books." And when the children returned, the new bookshelves in the classroom were empty. "What will we do for story circle?" they ask. With the kids sitting around her on the new rug, the teacher tells a story about a boy who loved to fly. Afterwards, she asks them what pictures they imagined. Each one sees something different: wings like yellow sunbeams, a pond that looks like a green button and cloud horses running in the blue sky. Soon, all the children are excitedly raising their hands to tell their own stories.

Peppa se va a dormir

April 7, 2016
Winthrop, Barbara.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Translation of: Bedtime for Peppa.
"First Scholastic Spanish printing."
It is bedtime for Peppa and George, but the little piggies are not sleepy! They must take their bath, brush their teeth, and listen to a story before they can have sweet dreams. Join Peppa and George on an adorable bedtime-themed tale in this storybook based on the hit Nick Jr. show! --Publisher

Dragonfly kites

March 30, 2016
Highway, Tomson, 1951- author.
Markham, Ontario : Fifth House Publishers, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
HarperCollins edition published in 2002 [with parallel title: Pimihákanisa]
Dragonfly Kites refers to "kites" made by tying a string around the middles of dragonflies. Two Cree brothers in northern Manitoba fly these kites during the day, but at night fly themselves in their dreams.This is the second book in the Magical Songs of the North Wind trilogy.

Bhārtī, ek lārvā = Bharati the caterpillar

March 15, 2016
Padma , T. V. (T. Venkatraman), 1969- author.
Naʼī Dihlī : Qaumī Kaunsil barāʼe Farog̲ẖ-i Urdū Zabān : Bī Pī Āʼī Inḍiyā Prāʼīveṭ Limiṭeḍ, 2014.
16 page : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Translation of: Bharati the caterpillar.
Children's story.
Story based on a caterpillar and how it turns into a butterfly; for children.

Choṭṭa Lāli

March 15, 2016
Jain, Alankrita, illustrator.
Chennai : Tulika Publishers, 2013.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 x 22 cm
Story about imagination of Lālī about being very small.

Dabaṅga gāya hamārī

March 15, 2016
Mahāśvetā Debī, 1926-
Chennai : Tulika Publishers, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Translated from Bengali.
Children's story.
Nyadosh the cow has a fierce gleam in her eyes and a furious appetite. She chomps on textbooks, feasts on frocks and devours anything blue in colour. But once this incredible cow gets onto the ilish fish trail, there's just no stopping her.

Kaṭalait tēṭiya tavaḷai

March 15, 2016
Ṣankar, Kārttik.
Banglore : Pratham Books, 2015.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Translated from English.
Philautus, the little tree frog wants to see the wide blue sea, so far away from his home on Big Tree, in the middle of forest. Take a magnificent trek with Philautus across the Western Ghats teeming with creatures that are funny, fat and fascinating.

How Monkey says "My name is!" : an adventure in eight languages

March 10, 2016
Samoun, Abigail, 1974- author.
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm

How Iguana says "I love you!" : an adventure in eight languages

March 10, 2016
Samoun, Abigail, 1974- author.
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm

Super Loup va à L'École

March 7, 2016
Leroy, Jean, author.
26 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 19 x 19 cm
"Tome 4 des aventures de notre Super Loup. Leçon n°4 : Super Loup est un super élève. C'est la rentrée! Super Loup est trop content. Il va à l'école. A l'école, il s'applique pour écrire le mot du jour. A la cantine, Super Loup fait le plein de force! Pendant la sieste, Super Loup empoisonne ses camarades par ses ronflements. Sur le thème du dessin "Qu'est-ce qui te fait le plus peur", Super Loup sait bien ce qu'il va dessiner... Et en éducation physique, Super Loup montre qu'il est aussi Super fort! Et voilà. C'est déjà l'heure des mamans. La maman de Super Loup est tràs fière de découvrir le mot du jour : MAMAN Le papa de super loup est aussi très ému de découvrir que ce qui fait le plus peur à Super Loup, c'est son papa! Mais quand la maman demande à Super Loup ce qu'il fera demain, c'est tout naturellement qu'il répond : "Je n'y vais plus, M'man! Je suis un super élève... Et pour un super élève, une seule journée d'école suffit." -- publisher's or seller's website.

Heute bin ich Ritterin

March 7, 2016
Englebert, Jean-Luc, author, illustrator.
© 2015 (French edition and German translation).
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
First published in French in Paris, France, by l'́dcole de loisirs, in 2015.
"Papa, noch eine Geschichte!", fordert die Tochter den Vater vor dem Schlafengehen auf. Denn selbst im Nachthemd kann man noch ganz schön viel erleben! Prinzessin sein, oder Hexe, oder... Ritterin! Doch das Leben als Ritterin ist nicht sorgenfrei - zum Beispiel, wenn die eigenen Soldaten rebellieren und einen einsperren, nur weil man keine Lust mehr hat, weiterzukämpfen. Ob da die heraneilenden Helden helfen können? Der König? Der Prinz? Oder muss doch Papa noch mal eingreifen? Mit viel Witz erzählt Jean-Luc Englebert von einem kleinen Mädchen, das sich nicht so leicht geschlagen gibt, und von einem Vater, der immer eine Fortsetzung findet für die Geschichte, ganz egal, wie hoch der Einsatz dafür ist..." -- publisher's or bookseller's website.

I due pappagalli pigliatutto = Dos pajaritos

March 7, 2016
Dipacho, 1984-
Firenze [Italy] : Editrice Aam Terra Nuova, 2015.
1 v. (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 23 cm
Parallel title from title page verso.

Kotënok Shmi︠a︡k i morskie istorii

March 7, 2016
|6880-01 Scotton, Rob, author.
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Splat's family is going to the beach--and Splat can't wait to find a shell with the sound of the sea inside! But when all he finds are broken shells, can a friend in the ocean help save the day?

ʻAqlmand Brahmin aur dūsrī kahāniyāṉ = The wise Brahmin

February 19, 2016
Naʼī Dihlī : Qaumī Kaunsil barāʼe Farog̲ẖ-i Urdū Zabān : Bī Pī Āʼī Inḍiyā Prāʼīveṭ Limiṭeḍ, 2014.
16 page : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Translated from English.
Children's stories.
Didactic stories from Panchatantra, Sanskrit classic; retold for children.


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