New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

August 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Star pilot

August 28, 2015
Buller, Laura, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
63 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
At head of title: Star wars.
Describes the various space vessels that fly in the "Star Wars" galaxy.

Star Wars : the story of Darth Vader

August 28, 2015
Saunders, Catherine, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
63 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Describes how Anakin Skywalker, a boy with Jedi potential, turned into Darth Vader, and how the Sith Lord wielded his dark powers.

M is for money : an economics alphabet

August 28, 2015
Shoulders, Debbie.
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm

Slappy's revenge : twisted tricks from the world's smartest dummy

August 28, 2015
Heller, Jason, author.
94 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Based on the movie!"--Cover.
Ventriloquist's dummy Slappy offers up sinister and spooky secrets, plus jokes, hit lists, and more.

Give me wings : how a choir of former slaves took on the world

August 28, 2015
Lowinger, Kathy, author.
Toronto, Ontario : Annick Press, 2015.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Sammy Spider's first taste of Hanukkah : a cookbook

August 28, 2015
Rouss, Sylvia A., author.
Minneapolis, MN : Kar-Ben Publishing, [2015]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Little robot

August 27, 2015
Hatke, Ben, author, illustrator.
New York : First Second, 2015.
132 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!

American Revolution

August 27, 2015
Murray, Stuart, 1948- author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Provides information about the people, battles, and events of America's battle for independence, including what daily life was like for Americans caught up in the conflict, the type of arms used by both armies, and the battle for the South.

Literally disturbed 2 : more tales to keep you up at night

August 25, 2015
Winters, Ben H., author.
1 volume (unpaged) : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm.
"'Chased by wolves, no escape. Monsters screeching, changing shape. Dusty tombstones, bones beneath. Swooping dragons, giant teeth-- all things awful, all things wrong, all these nightmares, all night long!' Ben H. Winters continues to scare readers in this collection of 30 creepy [poems] about the things that haunt your nightmares! Featuring more chilling illustrations by Adam F. Watkins, this book will keep readers awake all night long."-- Provided by publisher.

Oh, the things they invented! : all about great inventors

August 25, 2015
Worth, Bonnie, author.
New York : Random House, 2015.
45 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"From the wheel to the World Wide Web--the Cat in the Hat looks at inventors and inventions that have changed our lives."-- Provided by publisher.

Ripley's believe it or not! : special edition 2016.

August 25, 2015
[New York, New York] : Scholastic, [2015]
144 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
Ripley effect -- Wonderful world -- Curious critters -- Way to live! -- Totally bizarre -- Human marvels -- Over the top!

Heavy-duty trucks

August 25, 2015
Milton, Joyce, author.
New York : Random House, [2015]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Describes different kinds of trucks and explains what they do"--Provided by publisher.

Space dumplins

August 25, 2015
Thompson, Craig, 1975- author.
310 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can't just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is big and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad has been swallowed by a giant, planet-eating whale. With her father's life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together.

Courage & defiance : stories of spies, saboteurs, and survivors in World War II Denmark

August 25, 2015
Hopkinson, Deborah.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
339 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Critically acclaimed Sibert Honor author Deborah Hopkinson brings to bold life the remarkable story of the Danish resistance and rescue of over 7,000 Jews during WWII. When the Nazis invaded Denmark on Tuesday, April 9, 1940, the people of this tiny country to the north of Germany awoke to a devastating surprise. The government of Denmark surrendered quietly, and the Danes were ordered to go about their daily lives as if nothing had changed. But everything had changed. Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson traces the stories of the heroic young men and women who would not stand by as their country was occupied by a dangerous enemy. Rather, they fought back. Some were spies, passing tactical information to the British; some were saboteurs, who aimed to hamper and impede Nazi operations in Denmark; and 95% of the Jewish population of Denmark were survivors, rescued by their fellow countrymen, who had the courage and conscience that drove them to act. With her talent for digging deep in her research and weaving real voices into her narratives, Hopkinson reveals the thrilling truth behind one of WWII's most daring resistance movements"-- Provided by publisher.

Hillary Rodham Clinton : dreams taking flight

August 25, 2015
Krull, Kathleen, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2015].
36 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Updated for 2016 with brand-new material"--Front cover on book jacket.
A biography of the former first lady who has become a senator, Secretary of State, and a presidential candidate discusses her childhood dreams of flight, her career as a lawyer, and her determination to pursue her dreams.

Baseball superstars 2015

August 25, 2015
Kelley, K. C., author.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Madison Bumgarner -- Miguel Cabrera -- Yu Darvish -- Jacoby Ellsbury -- Alex Gordon -- Felix Hernandez -- Clayton Kershaw -- Andrew McCutchen -- Yadier Molina -- David Ortiz -- Buster Posey -- Giancarlo Stanton -- Mike Trout -- Throwing heat -- MLB teams.
Profiles top players from the 2015 baseball season, including Miguel Cabrera, Jacoby Ellsbury, Clayton Kershaw, and Giancarlo Stanton, providing interesting childhood facts, along with professional career highlights for each.

The sister book : a guide to good times with your family

August 25, 2015
Thom, Kristi.
Middleton, WI : American Girl Publishing, [2015]
86 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm

Babymouse : the musical

August 25, 2015
Holm, Jennifer L.
New York : Random House Children's Books, ©2009.
91 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 18 cm.
As tryouts for the school musical begin, Babymouse takes the starring role in several imaginary Broadway productions, which also feature her debonair new classmate, Henry the hedgehog.

Tiny Titans. Aw yeah Titans!

August 25, 2015
Baltazar, Art.
New York, NY : DC Comics, [2013]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
With the Tiny Titans nearly ready to start their super hero training, they celebrate with Batgirl, meet Robin's replacement, and reveal their secret identities.

How rude! : 10 real bugs who won't mind their manners

August 25, 2015
Montgomery, Heather L., author.
New York : Scholastic, Inc., 2015.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 26 cm.
"Which bug can clear a room with its smelly gas? Which bug goes to the bathroom...and then throws it? These bugs just won't mind their manners! How rude! is full of awesome photos, hilarious illustrations, cool scientific facts, and ten of the grossest bugs around"--Page [4] of cover.

World of Ninjago : official guide

August 25, 2015
West, Tracey, 1965- author.
[New York, New York] : Scholastic Inc., [2015]
124 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Meet the masters of Spinjitsu, their friends, and their newest foes-- the fearsome ghost ninja" -- Back cover.

Somewhere there is still a sun

August 24, 2015
Gruenbaum, Michael, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2015.
375 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
When the Nazis invade Czechoslovakia in 1941, twelve-year-old Michael and his family are deported from Prague to the Terezin concentration camp, where his mother's will and ingenuity keep them from being transported to Auschwitz and certain death.

Sunny side up

August 24, 2015
Holm, Jennifer L., author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, 2015.
216 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"From the groundbreaking and award-winning sister-brother team behind Babymouse comes a middle-grade, graphic-novel memoir. Following the lives of kids whose older brother's delinquent behavior has thrown their family into chaos, 'Sunny Side Up' is at once a compelling 'problem' story and a love letter to the comic books that help the protagonist make sense of her world" -- provided by publisher.

Flying cars : the true story

August 24, 2015
Glass, Andrew, 1949- author.
Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
118 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
First, the dream -- Gustave Whitehead's condor -- Trajan Vuia's a©♭roplane-automobile -- Glenn Curtiss's autoplane -- Felix Longobardi's combination vehicle -- Henry Ford's flying flivver -- Waldo Waterman's arrowbile -- Harold Pitcairn's autogyro -- Joseph Gwinn's aircar -- R. Buckminster Fuller's dymaxion omnidirectional human transport -- William Bushnell Stout's skycar -- Theodore P. Hall's convaircar -- Robert Fulton's airphibian -- Daniel Zuck's plane-mobile -- Moulton b. Taylor's aerocar -- Into the future.
"Flying cars are real! This book for young readers combines history, biography, technology, and humor in a breezy survey of hybrid vehicles and the dream of flight that kept inventors at work despite many failures and the dictates of common sense"-- Provided by publisher.

Funny bones : Posada and his Day of the Dead calaveras

August 24, 2015
Tonatiuh, Duncan.
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : colored illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Poet : the remarkable story of George Moses Horton

August 24, 2015
Tate, Don, author.
Atlanta : Peachtree Publishers, [2015].
38 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Supersize animals

August 24, 2015
Berger, Melvin, author.
New York : Scholastic Inc., 2015.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.


August 21, 2015
Holm, Jennifer L.
New York : Random House, c2011-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 19 cm.
v. 1. Super amoeba -- v. 2. Brave new pond -- v. 3. The power of the parasite -- v. 4. Captain disaster -- v. 5. Game on -- v. 6. Fear the amoeba -- v. 7. Deadly disease of doom
Squish, a meek amoeba who loves the comic book exploits of his favorite hero, "Super Amoeba," tries to emulate him when his best friend is threatened by a bully.

Frozen wild : how animals survive in the coldest places on Earth

August 21, 2015
Arnosky, Jim, author, illustrator.
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2015]
30 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
Describes how some animals survive in frigid regions, including muskrats, walruses, and the Arctic fox.

Understanding computer safety

August 19, 2015
Mason, Paul, 1967-
Chicago, Illinois : Heinemann Raintree, [2015]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Introduction : What is computer safety? -- What is the difference between online and offline? -- What are digital footprints? -- What is an online identity? -- Can you tell if a web page is safe to visit? -- What is computer etiquette? -- Cyber bullying -- Conclusion : tips for online safety.

Swan : the life and dance of Anna Pavlova

August 18, 2015
Snyder, Laurel, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm

Mr. Pants : trick or feet!

August 18, 2015
McCormick, Scott, 1970- author.
New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Chiefly illustrations.
As Halloween approaches Mr. Pants, his mom and sisters, share a series of adventures as they choose costumes and get stuck at the airport when they miss their flight.

Remember World War II : kids who survived tell their stories

August 18, 2015
Nicholson, Dorinda Makanaōnalani Stagner, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2015.
62 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm

Flutter & hum : animal poems = Aleteo y zumbido : poemas de animales

August 18, 2015
Paschkis, Julie, author, illustrator.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"All sorts of animals flutter and hum, dance and stretch, and slither and leap their way through this joyful collection of poems in English and Spanish. Julie Paschkis's words and art sing in both languages, bringing out the beauty and playfulness of the animal world"-- Provided by publisher.

Genius! : the most astonishing inventions of all time

August 18, 2015
Kespert, Deborah, author.
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Genius! tells the stories behind the amazing inventions that helped shape our modern world. Young readers are introduced to the technologies developed by thinkers and inventors such as Archimedes, Leonardo da Vinci, Gutenberg, James Watt, the Wright brothers, and Tim Berners-Lee, and the creativity and determination behind their discoveries. The book is divided into five key thematic sections: Pioneers, Communication, Technology, Transport, and Into Space. Read about how the innovators who brought us today s world of communications, the Internet, fast travel, space exploration, and entertainment faced challenges and dangers as they dared to create new machines and technologies. Combining lively, entertaining stories with well-illustrated information on the inventions and their implications, as well as an activities section with mini-experiments for the budding inventor, Genius! brings all the excitement of scientific invention alive for children growing up in an increasingly technology-oriented world.

Who is Jeff Kinney?

August 18, 2015
Kinney, Patrick, author.
103 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Who Is Jeff Kinney? -- Wimpy Moments -- A Tough Decision -- A Big Idea -- Greg Heffley in the Big Apple -- Flying High -- The Balancing Act -- Timelines.
"Even as a kid, everyone thought Jeff Kinney was talented. People loved his drawings, and when he went to college, his comic strip Igdoof was so popular that it spread to other universities! Still, Jeff faced challenges. His cartoons were rejected by syndicates that claimed his art was unprofessional. Then, an idea struck: Jeff would write a journal from the perspective of a child, illustrated with doodles just like a kid might do. And so, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series was born--and it was a hit! In this biography, Jeff's brother, Patrick Kinney, provides a knowledgeable look at the life of this best-selling author/illustrator. From Jeff's childhood pranks to his job developing online games, kids will love the chance to learn more about the creator of the popular Wimpy Kid books"-- Provided by publisher.

Who is Derek Jeter?

August 18, 2015
Herman, Gail, 1959- author.
106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Who is Derek Jeter? -- Always a Yankee -- Major League dreams -- High school challenges -- Waiting and wondering -- On his own -- Taking on the minors -- Starting at short -- World Series magic -- Tragedy and triumph -- A new chapter.
Highlights the life and accomplishments of the shortstop and captain of the New York Yankees.

Tiny Titans. The treehouse and beyond!

August 18, 2015
Baltazar, Art.
New York : DC Comics, 2011.
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form in Tiny Titans 33-38.
From a trip to the center of the Earth to the halls of Sidekick Elementary, the Tiny Titans are ready for any adventure.

Disney fairies.

August 17, 2015
[New York, NY] : Papercutz, c2010-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Cover title.
Authors and artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Prilla's talent v. 2. Tinker Bell and the wings of Rani -- v. 3. Tinker Bell and the Day of the Dragon -- v. 4. Tinker Bell to the rescue -- v. 5. Tinker Bell and the pirate adventure -- v. 6. A present for Tinker Bell -- v. 7. Tinker Bell, the perfect fairy -- v. 8. Tinker Bell and her stories for a rainy day -- v. 9. Tinker Bell and her magical arrival -- v. 10. Tinker Bell and the lucky rainbow -- v. 11. Tinker Bell and the most precious gift -- v. 12. Tinker Bell and the lost treasure -- v. 13 Tinker Bell and the Pixie Hollow games -- v. 14. Tinker Bell and Blaze -- v. 15. Tinker Bell and the secret of the wings -- v. 16. Tinker Bell and the pirate fairy -- v. 17. Tinker Bell and the legend of the Neverbeast
Meet the Fairies from Pixie Hollow featuring Prilla, Tinker Bell, Bess, Rani and many more.

Fab four friends : the boys who became the Beatles

August 17, 2015
Reich, Susanna, author.
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm

The Lion book of fairy tales

August 17, 2015
Stone, Julia (Children's author), author.
Oxford : Lion Children's Books, [2015]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Little Red Riding Hood -- The princess and the pea -- The ugly duckling -- Of eggs and kings -- The three wishes -- The emperor's new clothes -- Stone soup -- Hidden treasure -- The lion and the tiger -- Hare is scared -- Cinderella -- Three little pigs -- The giant turnip -- Clever rabbit -- The gingerbread man -- Jack and the beanstalk -- The moose and the river -- Goldilocks and the three bears.
"This collection of some of the best-loved tales in the world makes a perfect gift. It is a delight to read and will surely find its place among the treasured books of childhood." --Back cover.

Tiny Titans. Sidekickin' it

August 17, 2015
Baltazar, Art.
New York : DC Comics, c2010.
140 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form in Tiny Titans 13-18.
As the end of the school year approaches, the gang plans a birthday party for Robin. Plus, Supergirl and Kid Flash have a race around the world and Zatara mixes up her magic words, unleashing a furry fury of fun.

World War II : visual encyclopedia

August 17, 2015
Williams, Brian, 1943- author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
205 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Covers the key players of World War II, including Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Charles de Gaulle, along with major events such as the invasion of Poland, Battle of Britain, and Pearl Harbor.

All year round

August 17, 2015
Leduc, Emilie, author, illustrator.
Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) ; color illustrations ; 21 cm
Translation of: La ronde des mois.

Phones 100 years ago

August 14, 2015
Lassieur, Allison.
Mankato, Minn. : Amicus, c2012.
24 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
Hello? The first telephones -- Different kinds of phones -- Making a call -- Pay phones -- Photo glossary -- What's different?
"Discusses turn-of-the-century telephones and how they looked and worked much differenlty from the early 1900s to today. Includes "What's Different?" photo quiz"--Provided by publisher.

The Creeps

August 14, 2015
Schweizer, Chris, author, illustrator.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 20 cm
v. 1. Night of the frankenfrogs
At Pumpkins County Middle School weird things happen every class period, not to mention during lunch, but nobody ever makes a fuss. Principal Garish thinks what's weird and ... well ... creepy is how fascinating the mysterious goings-on are to Carol, a big-city girl new to Pumpkins County, who finds kindred spirits in Mitchell (monster expert), Mark (military brat with logistics know-how), and Rosario (girly girl on the outside, muscle underneath). The Creeps are on the case to figure out the spooky mysteries and still get to class on time. Last week it was a pudding monster. This week, it's disappearing classmates and a suspiciously coincidental animal-rights petition being passed around by the snootiest girl in class. Could she be behind an amphibian menace? Or could it be the mad genius who lives in the sewers? How about the school janitor? The Creeps will track down the answers!

Tree of wonder : the many marvelous lives of a rainforest tree

August 14, 2015
Messner, Kate, author.
29 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Count each and every one as life multiplies again and again in this lush and fascinating book about the rainforest,"

FIRST robotics

August 14, 2015
Gilby, Nancy Benovich, author.
Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Welcome to FIRST robotics -- What is FIRST robotics? -- The founder of FIRST -- FIRST robotics mindset -- The build season and the competition.
"Makers of all ages are using LEGO bricks to create robots. In this book, students learn more about this recent innovation through detailed explanations built to foster creativity and critical thinking. Fun, engaging text introduces readers to new ideas and builds on maker-related concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and an index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information."-- Provided by publisher.

Hacking fashion. Fleece

August 14, 2015
Fontichiaro, Kristin.
Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
What is hacking? : what is fleece? -- Scarves -- Keep your head warm! -- Mitten magic -- Pompons and flowers.


August 14, 2015
Benson, Pete, 1960-
Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
What is Scratch? -- Getting started -- Putting it all together -- Finishing touches.

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