New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

August 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bigfoot boy

August 29, 2014
Torres, J., 1969-
Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm.
v. 1. Into the woods -- v. 2. The unkindness of ravens -- v. 3. The sound of thunder

In the rainforest

August 29, 2014
Duke, Kate.
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
33 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.

Moses leads the people

August 29, 2014
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"I Can Read Standards Level 2."
"Adventure Bible"--Title page.

God's great creation

August 29, 2014
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, 2014.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Adventure Bible"--Title page.
"Adventure Bible I Can Read Level Two."

Travelin' the Northeast

August 29, 2014
Backer, Miles, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Maps on endpapers.
"A Search & Find Geography book."--Cover.
Describes the landmarks and geography of the northeastern United States.

Hard hat zone

August 29, 2014
Baker, Theo, author.
New York, New York, USA : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Describes the activity at a construction site and the heavy equipment needed to accomplish the various tasks involved in building a skyscraper.

Belches, burps and farts, oh my!

August 28, 2014
Bennett, Artie, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"How hiccups, burps, and farts happen in humans and animals is explained and proclaimed via Seuss-ian-style rhyme and humor."-- Provided by publisher.

Animal teachers

August 28, 2014
Halfmann, Janet, author.
Maplewood NJ : Blue Apple Books, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"What's a great way for kids to learn about learning? Tell them how an otter takes swimming lessons, or how a chick learns to peck! Short entries portray how twelve different animals are taught various "lessons." Loads of information about nature is offered in brief, kid-friendly explanations paired with striking illustrations"-- Provided by publisher.

Phoebe and her unicorn : a heavenly nostrils chronicle

August 28, 2014
Simpson, Dana, author, illustrator.
[United States] : Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2014.
222 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm

I am Jazz!

August 28, 2014
Herthel, Jessica.
New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm

Digging a hole to heaven : coal miner boys

August 28, 2014
Nelson, S. D.
New York : Abrams Books for Young Children, 2014.
63 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

Super sniffers : dog detectives on the job

August 28, 2014
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, [2014]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
"A dog's nose is 300 times more powerful than a human nose, so it's no wonder that dogs use their incredibly advanced sense of smell to do some very important jobs. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent explores the various ways specific dogs have put their super sniffing ability to use: from bedbug sniffers to explosive detectors to life-saving allergy detectors...and more. This dynamic photo-essay includes first-hand accounts from the people who work closely with these amazing dogs."-- Provided by publisher.

Here is the world : a year of Jewish holidays

August 28, 2014
Newman, Lesléa.
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2014].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm

Military vehicles

August 27, 2014
Wesley, Jack, author.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"Free digital activities"-- Cover.

Fad Mania! : a history of American crazes

August 27, 2014
Bix, Cynthia Overbeck.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2015].
64 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Here today, gone tomorrow -- Dance 'til you drop : the roaring twenties -- Playing through hard times : the depression & war years -- Phone booths & cereal box prizes : the fabulous fifties -- Flower power : the wild and crazy sixties -- Mood rings & disco dancers : the "me" decade -- Cabbage Patch Kids & Thriller videos : the have-it-all years -- Flashmobs & facebook : the milennium.

Our solar system

August 25, 2014
Simon, Seymour, author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Takes readers on an interplanetary tour from the sun to the ever-mysterious Mars, and then, thanks to the Voyager missions, to the planets beyond.

Tiny creatures : the world of microbes

August 25, 2014
Davies, Nicola, 1958- author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Looks at all the different microbes that inhabit the Earth and examines the varied jobs they do.

Positive : surviving my bullies, finding hope, and living to change the world

August 25, 2014
Rawl, Paige.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
xiii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A teenager's memoir of the experinces of bullying, being HIV positive and surviving the experiences to become a force for positive change in this world"-- Provided by publisher.

Superstars of history : the good, the bad, and the brainy

August 25, 2014
Basher, Simon, creator, illustrator.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
History doesn't just happen! It is made by real-life superstars. Read about the good deeds of Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela, the evildoings of Genghis Khan, Hitler, and Stalin, and the superbrainy thinking of Archimedes, Marie Curie, and Einstein.

Sonia Sotomayor

August 25, 2014
Anderson, AnnMarie, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Provides a first person account of the life and accomplishments of Sonia Sotomayor.

Ocean adventure

August 25, 2014
Carson, Mary Kay, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic, [2014]
30 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"A nonfiction reader"--Cover.
Ms. Frizzle's class takes a field trip on the magic school bus and learns about the ocean and the different creatures that live there.

The Night Before Christmas

August 25, 2014
Moore, Clement Clarke, 1779-1863, author.
New York : Albert Whitman & Company, [2014].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Barbara Reid reimagines everyone's favorite Christmas poem in her own extraordinary style, featuring a lively cast of young creatures anticipating the most exciting night of the year! The classic poem is brought to life by her signature Plasticine illustrations, full of humor and astonishing detail, making this a Christmas treasure to read year after year"-- Provided by publisher.

The Boxcar Children guide to adventure : a how-to for mystery solving, make-it-yourself projects, and more

August 25, 2014
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, [2014].
149 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"The Boxcar Children have long been known for being creative and resourceful. This hardcover book is filled with fun how-to guides for everyday adventures. It includes tips and tricks for mystery solving (how to make invisible ink and create secret codes), travel (how to pack a suitcase; how to take great snapshots), and enjoying the great outdoors. Plus each of the four Boxcar Children has their own section--practical advice from Jessie, a "roughing it" guide from Henry, crafts and art projects from Violet, and recipes from Benny! A great gift for Boxcar fans"-- Provided by publisher.

Frida & Diego : art, love, life

August 22, 2014
Reef, Catherine, author.
Boston : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
168 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
A biography exploring the tumultuous lives, marriage, and work of the artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is illustrated with archival photos and full-color reproductions.

How do we know it's summer?

August 22, 2014
Aloian, Molly.
New York, N.Y. : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2013.
24 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
What is summer? -- Why do we have summer? -- When is summer? -- Summer weather -- Plants in summer -- Animals in summer -- Summer foods -- Summer fun -- Keeping cool -- Sun studies.
"Summer is the warmest season with the most hours of daylight. Readers will learn these and other "sun"sational facts about summer! Detailed, full-color photographs and engaging text-dependent questions will captivate the interest of young readers"--Provided by publisher.

The case of the vanishing little brown bats : a scientific mystery

August 22, 2014
Markle, Sandra, author.
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2015]
48 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
It's a mystery -- Bats in trouble! -- What is killing the bats? -- Bat killer found -- The race is on -- Will the future be safe?.
"This informative title sheds light on a mystery of nature: how little brown bats, nature's insect eaters, are mysteriously dying in their caves during hibernation. Each chapter takes readers into the problems that plague this endangered member of our ecosystem, describing how teams of scientists examined how "white-nose syndrome," caused by a fungus called Pd, is infecting the brown bat population. Scientists have searched different caves and mines in the eastern United States and discovered that Pd affects bats by damaging their wings. Since this discovery, they have been exploring ways to change the conditions so that these small mammals can survive hibernation. The text is written in a clear tone, providing information on the plight of the bats in an accessible style. The book integrates textual and visual information well, and strong back matter allows students to do additional research. An excellent work that will enlighten readers about a growing problem in the natural world."

M is for monster : a fantastic creatures alphabet

August 22, 2014
Lewis, J. Patrick.
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleepin Bear Press, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Hope for Winter : the true story of a remarkable dolphin friendship

August 22, 2014
Yates, David, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
Details the experiences of a dolphin who was rescued five years after the tailless dolphin, Winter, was rehabilitated by the same group, describing the efforts made by the Clearwater Marine team to save the injured animal they named Hope.

I am Lebron James

August 22, 2014
Norwich, Grace, author.
127 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm

Benjamin Franklin

August 22, 2014
Anderson, AnnMarie, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Provides a first person account of the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin.

Star wars rebels head-to-head

August 22, 2014
Hidalgo, Pablo, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Presents imaginary battles between teams of characters, creatures, and machinery from the "Star Wars Rebels" television programs and outlines the strengths and weaknesses of each opponent and suggests the probable winner.

Who was Henry Ford?

August 22, 2014
Burgan, Michael, author.
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
105 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.


August 21, 2014
Kibuishi, Kazu, 1978-
New York : Graphix, 2008-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 cm.
v. 1. The stonekeeper -- v. 2. The stonekeeper's curse -- v. 3. The cloud searchers -- v. 4. The last council -- v. 5. Prince of the elves -- v. 6. Escape from Lucien

365 days of wonder : Mr. Browne's book of precepts

August 21, 2014
Palacio, R. J., compiler.
approximately 375 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A book of precepts, with one saying for each day, from Auggie's teacher Mr. Brown"-- Provided by publisher.

Minecraft combat handbook

August 21, 2014
Milton, Stephanie, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic, 2014.
79 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
An official reference to Minecraft combat explains what players need to defend against hostile monsters and enemy players, covering subjects ranging from fort building and armor crafting to weapons and setting mob traps.


August 18, 2014
MacQuitty, Miranda, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
72 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Includes "Useful websites" (page 69) and a glossary (pages 70-71).
"Dive into the fascinating world of sharks--from the tiny dwarf dogfish to the ferocious great white"--Cover.

Who was Clara Barton?

August 18, 2014
Spinner, Stephanie, author.
103 pages, 3 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Profiles the life and accomplishments of Clara Barton, a teacher who organized efforts to bring nursing care to wounded soldiers during the Civil War and who went on to become the founder of the American Red Cross.

Legends of Chima

August 15, 2014
Grotholt, Yannick, author.
New York, NY : Papercutz, c2014-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm.
v. 1. High risk -- v. 2. The right decision
Laval, prince of the Lions, faces Cragger in all-new stories.

Volcano & earthquake

August 15, 2014
Van Rose, Susanna, author.
London : DK, [2014]
72 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"Witness the power of our restless planet--from violent eruptions to terrifying tsunamis"--Cover.
Photographs and text explain the causes and effects of volcanoes and earthquakes and examine specific occurrences throughout history.


August 15, 2014
Saklani, Juhi, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
72 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
A biography of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian political and spiritual leader who led his country to freedom from British rule through his policy of nonviolent resistance.

Space exploration

August 15, 2014
Stott, Carole, author.
London ; New York : DK, 2014.
72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"Blast into space and hitch a ride on the earliest rockets and the latest probes"--Cover.
Describes rockets, exploratory vehicles, and other technological aspects of space exploration, satellites, space stations, and the life and work of astronauts.

Rags : hero dog of WWI : a true story

August 15, 2014
Raven, Margot Theis.
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, [2014].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
"A stray dog named Rags befriends a U.S. soldier in Paris, France, during WWI. Rags traveled with the troops carrying messages from the front line to the back. His loyalty kept him by his owner's side until Sergeant Donovan died at the base hospital in Chicago"-- Provided by the publisher.

Moses : the true story of an elephant baby

August 15, 2014
Perepeczko, Jenny.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm.

Lives of the explorers : discoveries, disasters (and what the neighbors thought)

August 15, 2014
Krull, Kathleen.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
96 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"You might know that Columbus discovered America, Lewis and Clark headed west with Sacajawea, and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers? What were they like as kids? What pets or bad habits did they have? And what drove their passion to explore unknown parts of the world? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, Lives of the Explorers reveals these fascinating adventurers as both world-changers and real people. The entertaining style and solid research of the Lives of. series of biographies have made it a favorite with families and educators for twenty years. This new volume takes readers through the centuries and across the globe, profiling the men and women whose curiosity and courage have led them to discover our world"-- Provided by publisher.

Star Wars in 100 scenes

August 15, 2014
Fry, Jason, 1969- author.
New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2014.
204 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Go behind the scenes and relive 100 iconic moments from Star Wars, episode I-VI. Join Luke Skywalker as he battles with the dark side, watch as Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader and fly through space with the Star Wars ships. Relive the most dramatic and iconic moments of the Star Wars movies in this exciting new book Star Wars in 100 Scenes. Rediscover your favourite Star Wars scenes and characters with this comprehensive guide which spans all six Star Wars movies. Star Wars in 100 Scenes reveals all the amazing droids, vehicles and weapons which were part of the Star Wars universe. Packed full of vivid images and galleries of poignant Star Wars scenes you'll be transported into the world of Star Wars. Taken from all six movies you'll explore 100 of the most famous and significant scenes plus behind-the-scenes facts from Star Wars episode I-VI.

Harlem hellfighters

August 15, 2014
Lewis, J. Patrick.
Mankato, MN : Creative Editions, 2014.
31 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
"A regiment of African American soldiers from Harlem journeys across the Atlantic to fight alongside the French in World War I, inspiring a continent with their brand of jazz music"-- Provided by publisher.

The little mermaid and other fishy tales

August 15, 2014
Ray, Jane, 1960- author.
[London] : Boxer Books, 2014.
173 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"The story collector"--Cover.
The kingdom under the sea -- The lobster quadrille / Lewis Carroll -- The little mermaid -- The fisherman and his wife -- A ballad of John Silver / John Masefield -- Monkey and shark -- Arion and the dolphin -- The kraken / Alfred Lord Tennyson-- Raven and the whale -- The seal wife -- Whalesong / Sophie Stephenson-Wright.
An illustrated collection of deep-sea adventures features an international selection of stories and poems including "The Fisherman and His Wife," "Whalesong," and "The Ballad of John Silver."

Human body

August 14, 2014
Walker, Richard, 1951- author.
London : DK, [2014]
72 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
"Explore how the human body works--from the smallest cells to the systems that keep us alive"--Cover.
Describes the parts and systems of the human body and discusses how they work.

I think, I am! : teaching kids the power of affirmations

August 14, 2014
Hay, Louise L., author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Offers affirmations for children on such topics as friendship, self-love, learning, and gratefulness.

I am Malala : how one girl stood up for education and changed the world

August 13, 2014
Yousafzai, Malala, 1997-
New York : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2014.
230 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Young readers edition.
Includes glossary.
"I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize nominee. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond. "-- Provided by publisher.

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