New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

July 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The King of Kazoo

July 27, 2016
Feuti, Norman, author.
New York, NY : Graphix , 2016.
203 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Scatterbrained Cornelius, King of Kazoo, and his resourceful daughter, Bing, explore a mysterious cave at the top of Mount Kazoo. There they discover a famous alchemist named Quaf is planning a dangerous and forbidden experiment. Now Cornelius, Bing, and the brilliant royal inventor Torq must go all out to stop Quaf before his crazy undertaking threatens the entire kingdom" --Provided by publisher.

Crossing the Gotthard : the longest tunnel in the world

July 27, 2016
Rogenmoser, Yvonne, author, illustrator.
New York : NorthSouth, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm

She stood for freedom : the untold story of a civil rights hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

July 27, 2016
Mulholland, Loki, author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Biography of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland follows her from her childhood in 1950s Virginia through her high school and college years, when she joined the Civil Rights Movement, attending demonstrations and sit-ins. She also participated in the Freedom Rides of 1961 and was arrested and imprisoned. Her life has been spent standing up for human rights.

Saved by the boats : the heroic sea evacuation of September 11

July 26, 2016
Gassman, Julie, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, [2017]
27 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Presents the heroic sea evacuation of September 11, 2001 with narrative text and vivid illustrations"-- Provided by publisher.

Why are people different colors? : big issues for little people around identity and diversity

July 26, 2016
Waddington, Emma, author.
New York, NY : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2016.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

Why do I have to eat my greens? : big issues for little people about health and well-being

July 26, 2016
Waddington, Emma, author.
New York : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, an imprint of Quarto Inc., 2016.
31 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
"Well-being"--Spine.
Explore 12 big issues for little people in this fully-illustrated book. Scenarios and questions about health and well-being have been devised by two child psychologists to provide children with the perfect platform to discuss what's on their mind. Includes a full introduction and resource section at the back, which offer parents and carers support and advice on talking to their child.

Monsters are real

July 26, 2016
Eliot, Hannah, author.
New York : Little Simon, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 X 29 cm.
"Did you know that monsters are real?! This book is filled with fun facts about dragons, vampires, the Yeti, and more!" Provided by publisher.

Littlebits

July 26, 2016
Lovett, Amber, author.
Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, [2017]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
What are LittleBits? -- How LittleBits work -- Building with LittleBits.
"With LittleBits, you can build your own electronic devices using modules that snap together easily with magnets. With this book, students learn the art of innovation through detailed explanations and hands-on activities built to foster creativity and problem solving. 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.

Five-minute true stories : animal BFFs

July 26, 2016
Andrus, Aubre, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2016.
154 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

One vote, two votes, I vote, you vote : all about voting

July 26, 2016
Worth, Bonnie, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
45 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

The great big body book

July 26, 2016
Hoffman, Mary, 1945- author.
London : Frances Lincoln Childrens Books, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
"The fourth book in this internationally best-selling series explores lots of aspects of the body including birth, growth, ageing, senses, the brain, and genetics, but from a family standpoint rather than a straight non-fiction perspective. Features the exploratory, questioning framework and quirky treatment that has worked so well for the series."--Amazon website.

Travel the world atlas

July 26, 2016
Willis, Shirley, author.
Great Britain : Scribo ; a division of Book House, an imprint of The Salariya Book Company Ltd, 2016.
64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Take an exciting trip around the world, from the Aztec ruins of Mexico to the Golden Temple in India. With stunning maps, illustrations, and photographs, the Travel the World Atlas provides a fascinating visual introduction to our planet and its treasures.

Why don't we all live together anymore? : big issues for little people after a family break-up

July 25, 2016
Waddington, Emma, author.
New York, NY : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2016.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

Coding, bugs, and fixes

July 25, 2016
Lyons, Heather (Heather K.)
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, 2017.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- Computers everywhere -- What is an algorithm? -- Order, order! -- Make a move -- Loop the loop -- Predict it -- Decisions, decisions! -- Search and sort -- Catching the bug -- Extension activities.
"Learn coding basics in this kid-friendly, easy-to-follow book. It covers algorithms, loops, bugs, and fixes using real-world examples and fun illustrations. Online and offline activities also boost learning and skills."-- Provided by publisher.

Learn to program

July 25, 2016
Lyons, Heather (Heather K.)
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- What is a program? -- Computer languages -- Rules to follow -- Program bugs -- If, then and else -- Moving around -- Giving instructions -- Writing a program -- Problem solving -- Extension activities.
"Learn programming basics in this kid-friendly, easy-to-follow book. It covers computer languages, writing programs, bugs, and loops using real-world examples and fun illustrations. Online and offline activities also boost learning and skills."-- Provided by publisher.

She stood for freedom : the untold story of a civil rights hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

July 25, 2016
Mulholland, Loki, author.
©2016
57 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

A world of programming

July 25, 2016
Lyons, Heather (Heather K.)
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, 2017.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- What can a computer do? -- Inputs and outputs -- All kinds of content -- Storing and naming -- Bits and bytes -- Searching and sorting -- Pixel perfect -- In the movies -- Sound it out -- Extension activities.
"Learn programming and computer basics in this kid-friendly, easy-to-follow book. It covers types of information, file sizes, and bits using real-world examples and fun illustrations. Online and offline activities also boost learning and skills."-- Provided by publisher.

Find your future in art

July 25, 2016
Childress, Kim, author.
Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, [2017]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Architect -- Cartoonist -- Fashion designer -- Graphic designer -- Museum curator -- Product designer -- Set designer -- Writer -- Find your future in art.

Hacking fashion. Denim

July 25, 2016
Fontichiaro, Kristin, author.
Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, [2017]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Thrifting for denim -- Hacking denim dresses -- Hacking jean jackets -- Hacking denim jeans.
"Turn old jeans into something new and exciting with Hacking Fashion: Fleece. With this book, students learn the art of innovation through detailed explanations and hands-on activities built to foster creativity and problem solving. 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.

Makey Makey

July 25, 2016
Ng, Sandy, 1991- author.
Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, [2017]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Say hello to Makey Makey -- How do circuits work? -- Making solar energy at home -- Playing with your feet -- What comes next.
"Makey Makey is a kit that helps you turn everyday objects into touchpads that control your computer's keyboard. With this book, students learn the art of innovation through detailed explanations and hands-on activities built to foster creativity and problem solving. 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.

Solar energy projects

July 25, 2016
Huggett, Audrey, author.
Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
What is solar energy? -- How solar energy works -- Making solar energy at home.
"Learn how the sun's rays can be captured and used as a source of energy with a variety of fun projects."-- Provided by publisher.

The Bushes

July 25, 2016
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2016]
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 25 cm.

A new class

July 22, 2016
Krosoczka, Jarrett, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2016]
175 pages : chiefly black and white illustrations ; 22 cm.
Excitedly embarking on his course of training at the Jedi Academy in spite of his older sister's jealousy, Victor Starspeeder struggles with Master Yoda's assignments, which include a requirement to join the drama club to channel his high energy.

Because of an acorn

July 22, 2016
Schaefer, Lola M., 1950- author.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"This enchanting and informative picture book explores the vital connections between the layers of an ecosystem, relating how every tree, flower, plant, and animal connect to one another in spiraling circles of life."-- Provided by publisher.

I like my brown skin because : celebrating the heritage of African American children

July 22, 2016
Davis, Julia Alford, author.
Yellow Springs, Ohio : Epps-Alford Publishing, [2016]
xiii, 141 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
This book was written after a four-year-old asked his grandmother if her brown skin ever made her sad, and then asked her why she liked her brown skin so much. 'I was shocked by his words and I knew my grandchild was hurting.' This must-read book is an answer to his questions. The author, a history teacher, begins by saying all skin is good and it is healthy for you to like the skin you are in. Then she starts telling her grandchild about dark-skinned people in West Africa and the beautiful civilizations they created. From there she moves through the slave trade and slavery, tallking about survival and victories along the way. She talks about the period before the Civil War when European Americans joined the struggle to end slavery, and the period after the Civil War when African Americans continued to move forward. Mrs. Davis smiles when she tells her grandson about the significance of education and the establishment of schools and colleges. She talks about African American inventors whose creativty helped all people, and soldiers who fought in every war the United States has ever fought. She talks about the Civil Rights movement and the bravery of those people (both black and white) who participated in it. zDoes my brown skin ever make me sad?? No way. My brown skin reminds me of other African Americans who did great things. When I think of them, I smile. My brown skin does not make me sad; it makes me smile. I like my brown skin: I like me.y

Everybody feels ... sad!

July 22, 2016
Butterfield, Moira, 1960- author.
London : QED, 2016.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Everybody feels ... scared!

July 22, 2016
Butterfield, Moira, 1960- author.
London : QED, 2016.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Lion vs. tiger

July 22, 2016
Pallotta, Jerry.
New York : Scholastic, ©2009.
32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
"This edition is available for distribution only through the school market"--Page 4 of cover.
Contains facts about lions and tigers, comparing such aspects as their sizes, brain structure, and abilities.

The human microbiome : the germs that keep you healthy

July 21, 2016
Hirsch, Rebecca E., author.
Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc., [2017]
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

La Madre Goose : nursery rhymes for niños

July 20, 2016
Elya, Susan Middleton, 1955- author.
New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an Imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2016]
pages : color illustrations ; cm
A collection of classic nursery rhymes presented with a bilingual twist.

Cool construction & building blocks : crafting creative toys & amazing games

July 20, 2016
Felix, Rebecca, 1984- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Checkerboard Library, An Imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 21 cm
Toy blocks, bricks, and beams -- Fun facts/be creative -- Making blocks and construction sets -- Become a toymaker -- Materials -- Lego desktop -- Boxed building block puzzle -- Transparent building blocks -- Jumbo 2-D bricks -- 3-D lego mural.

Crayola creators : Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith

July 20, 2016
Slater, Lee, 1969- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Checkerboard Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing, [2016]
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
All in the family -- Binney & Smith -- A brand-new market -- The art of listening -- The Crayola crayon is born -- Life of a crayon -- Binney & Smith on the road -- A great partnership -- Making a difference -- Crayola keeps on coloring -- A classic toy -- A bright, green future.
How did a small charcoal business lead to one of the most successful toys ever? Discover how cousins Harold Smith and Edwin Binney created new products and tested materials to develop the crayon we know today.

Africa.

July 20, 2016
©2016
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Exploring Africa -- Africa to the 1400s -- Visitors and traders -- 1500s-1800s -- Changing times -- Europeans into the interior -- Modern times.
Explores the deep and rich history of the native peoples and ancient lands of Africa, and how it responded--positively and negatively--to the changes thrust upon it.

China.

July 20, 2016
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2016]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Exploring China -- The great empire -- The golden age -- China after the tenth century -- New travelers -- Europe and China -- Modern China.
"Explore the whole history of this amazing land, from its earliest days through the arrival of European visitors to the tumultuous days from which modern China emerged. Read about the philosophers, poets, and emperors of ancient China and travel through the 20th century with the Red Army. How did the world's most populous nation grow and change to reach its place on the world stage today? The answers are on this journey to the past."--Page 4 of cover.

City atlas : travel the world with 30 city maps

July 20, 2016
Cherry, Georgia, author.
©2015
64 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Lisbon -- Barcelona -- London -- Amsterdam -- Paris -- Rome -- Berlin -- Helsinki -- Oslo -- Copenhagen -- Stockholm -- Athens -- Istanbul -- Prague -- Budapest -- Moscow -- Montreal -- Toronto -- Chicago -- New York -- San Francisco -- Mexico City -- Rio de Janeiro -- Buenos Aires -- Cape Town -- Hong Kong -- Tokyo -- Seoul -- Mumbai -- Sydney.
Take a tour of Toronto, look around Lisbon or hot-foot it to Helsinki with this global adventure in a book! 30 best-loved cities from around the world are brought to life with illustrations by Martin Haake, which show in fabulous detail key landmarks, famous people, iconic buildings and cultural icons for all the family to enjoy. A search-and-find game on every page helps young readers to explore every city and spot the hundreds of details that makes each place unique.

Hungary

July 20, 2016
Bjorklund, Ruth.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.
144 pages : chiefly color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Sweet and spicy -- In the heart of a continent -- Wild word -- A turbulent history -- Ruling Hungary -- On the rebound -- A shared heritage -- Religious life -- Rich traditions -- Hungarian style -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of Hungary.

India.

July 20, 2016
©2016
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Exploring India -- India to 1001 CE -- India under the Muslims -- The European presence in India -- The British Raj 1756-1947 -- Modern India.
Explores the history of India, one of the most ancient and important places in the world.

Latin America.

July 20, 2016
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2016]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Exploring Latin America -- The birth of a culutre -- The great empires -- The Europeans arrive -- Exploring new countries -- Visitor and travelers -- Modern times.
"The history of the people of Central and South America is split between the centuries before and after the arrival of Europeans. Prior to that time, vast civilizations lived and thrived in the rainforests, mountains, and deserts of these diverse lands. Since the arrival of Europeans, the nations have taken on a mixed nature that triesto bring the best and strongest of the old and blend it with aspects of the modern. Inside, meet the people who created the underlying native culture and see how they changed as the world arrived."--Back cover.

London city trails

July 20, 2016
Butterfield, Moira, 1960- author.
©2016
103 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Secrets, stories and other cool stuff"--Cover.
"Here's a book about London that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through London that you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to London, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover London's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff from the comfort of your own home or while visiting the city! But, you don't have to be a visitor or armchair traveller to enjoy this--Londoners are sure to learn new things about their very own city too! Find out how an old parrot hit the headlines, where you can purchase a tin of panic or some tasty brain jam, what the weirdest item ever left on a bus was and lots more! For readers ages 8 and up."-- Amazon.com.

New York city trails

July 20, 2016
Butterfield, Moira, 1960- author.
©2016
103 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Secrets, stories and other cool stuff"--Cover.

Paris city trails

July 20, 2016
Greathead, Helen, author.
Carlton, Victoria, Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd., 2016.
102 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Secrets, stories and other cool stuff"--Cover.
"Here's a book about Paris that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through Paris you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to Paris, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover Paris's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff from the comfort of your own home, or while out and about in the city. Find out where you can ride a dodo, how to paint the Eiffel Tower, where Paris keeps its historic underpants and lots more! For ages 8 and up."-- Amazon.com.

Pop-up Paris

July 20, 2016
Mansfield, Andy, author, illustrator, designer.
©2016
16 unnumbered pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 17 cm.
Cover title.

Myanmar

July 20, 2016
Mara, Wil, author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 2016
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
Opening up to the world -- The lay of the land -- The wild side -- A long history -- Governing Myanmar -- The working life -- People and language -- The spiritual world -- Arts and sports -- Everyday life -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of Myanmar, which is also known as Burma.

New Zealand

July 20, 2016
Walsh Shepherd, Donna.
New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2016]
144 pages : (mostly color) illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Aotearoa on the horizon -- Remarkable islands -- Walking birds and giant ferns -- The trail to today -- Governing New Zealand -- Growing business -- Sharing breaths -- Mother Earth and Father Sky -- Arts and sports -- Living the Kiwi way -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of New Zealand.

Polar regions.

July 20, 2016
©2016
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Arctic people -- Artic exploration -- Antarctic exploration -- Polar politics.
At the top and bottom of the world are enormous areas of nothing. Virtually no life exists in the frozen wastelands of the North and South Poles. However, the human spirit of adventure and discovery--to say nothing of the desire to tap into natural resources--led people to try and conquer the icy lands. Inside, read about the courageous and daring explorers who first opened up the poles to scientific discovery. Then see how the worlds nation's have worked together not only to find out more about the polar regions, but to work together to protect them.

Singapore

July 20, 2016
Mara, Wil, author.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2016]
144 pages : (mostly color) illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Growing up -- Island nation -- Wild and free -- Past and present -- Governing the city-state -- A powerful economy -- Diverse people -- The spiritual world -- Arts and sports -- Day to day -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of Singapore.

United Arab Emirates

July 20, 2016
Somervill, Barbara A.
New York, NY : Children's Press, An Imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2016]
144 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
A desert safari -- On the Arabian peninsula -- The natural world -- Young nation, long history -- Ruling the Emirates -- Wealth from oil -- People of the Emirates -- The path of Islam -- A rich and varied culture -- Everyday life -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of the United Arab Emirates.

Yemen

July 20, 2016
Sonneborn, Liz, author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2016]
144 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
The Iron Lady -- Mountains and deserts -- Wild things -- A country in conflict -- Governing Yemen -- A struggling economy -- The people of Yemen -- A Muslim country -- A culture of old and new -- Yemeni ways -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of Yemen.

Wild insects and spiders!

July 19, 2016
Kratt, Martin, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
23 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
At head of title: Wild Kratts.
"A science reader."
The Kratt brothers activate their creature powers to introduce readers to different types of insects and spiders and what they can do.

The tale of Beatrix Potter

July 19, 2016
Schonfeld, Sara. adaptor.
New York : Penguin Young Readers, 2016.
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Born to a wealthy family in Victorian London, Beatrix Potter never had many playmates. When she got lonely, she turned to the animals in her playroom: rabbits, mice, frogs, hedgehogs... even a snake! From an early age, she was a talented painter, and she published her art as a young woman. Her dream of becoming a children's book author, though, didn't come true until she was in her mid-thirties. After writing a letter about four little bunnies to a friend's son, Beatrix created 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit.' The story was turned down several times but was finally picked up by Frederick Warne & Co. Beatrix spent the rest of her life in the countryside, painting, drawing, farming, and protecting the land she loved so much."--Provided by publisher.

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