New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

June 30, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Milestones of flight : from hot-air balloons to SpaceShipOne

June 29, 2016
Grove, Tim, 1967- author.
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2016]
vii, 103 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Ballooning -- Wright Flyer -- Curtiss JN-4, the "Jenny" -- Douglas World Cruiser -- Goddard rocket -- Spirit of St. Louis -- Full scale wind tunnel -- Douglas DC-3 -- UAVs -- Bell XP-59A Aeracomet -- Whittle and Jumo 004B engines -- Bell X-1, Glamorous Glennis -- Boeing 367-80, "Dash 80" -- Sputnik 1 and Explorer 1 -- North American X-15 -- Discoverer/Corona -- Telstar -- Mercury Friendship 7 -- Mariner 2 -- Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird -- Gemini IV -- Imagination and the Star Trek Starship Enterprise -- Lunar Module -- Touchable moon rock -- Pioneer 10/11 -- Viking Lander -- Space Shuttle Discovery -- Hubble Space Telescope -- SpaceShipOne -- Epilogue.
"This book is being published in association with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The museum will celebrate its 40th anniversary in July 2016. There will be a new Smithsonian exhibition, to be called "Milestones of Flight." This book is NOT a catalog of the exhibition; rather, it is a history of flight told through approximately twenty-five historical milestones"-- Provided by publisher.

Aw yeah comics!

June 28, 2016
Baltazar, Art, author, artist.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
[v. 1] And ... action! -- [v. 2] Time for ... adventure! -- [v. 3] Make way...for awesome!
Cornelius and Alowicious are just your average comic book store employees, but when trouble strikes, they are ... Action Cat and Adventure Bug! Join their epic, all ages adventures as they face off, with the help of Adorable Cat and Shelly Bug, against their archnemesis, Evil Cat and his fiendish friends!


June 28, 2016
Bader, Bonnie, 1961-
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"A Little Golden Book"--Cover.
"This simple yet informative book brings to life the fascinating world of sharks. Little ones will enjoy bright, bold artwork and lively descriptions of all kinds of sharks, from the fierce great white to the rare goblin. They’ll learn that sharks have teeth but no bones, as well as interesting facts about diet, camouflage, and habitat that teach why we must care about sharks"--Amazon.


June 28, 2016
Gutman, Dan, author.
170 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
The Beginning -- Chapter 1: Baseball -- Chapter 2: Football -- Chapter 3: Soccer -- Chapter 4: Basketball -- Chapter 5: Hockey -- Chapter 6: Golf -- Chapter 7: Automobile Racing -- Chapter 8: The Need for Speed -- Chapter 9: Other Sports -- Chapter 10: The Olympics -- Chapter 11: More Weird Sports Facts -- The Ending.

Farm animals

June 28, 2016
Brown, Laaren, author.
New York : Liberty Street, an imprint of Time Inc., Books, 2016.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and family relationships of farm animals.

Princess Maryam : a screenplay

June 28, 2016
Cabahug, Eric, author.
© 2015.
165 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
"What happens when an 8-year old Catholic girl and a 7-year old Muslim girl meet in an ancestral farm in Zamboanga? They instantly bond over their shared love for dolls and become BFF's over the course of one summer as they learn the true meaning of family, friendship, and faith. Princess Maryam is a children's story for adults of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs." -- cover.

Vincent Van Gogh

June 28, 2016
Sorbier, Frédéric, author.
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Spiral bound.
First discovery / Art."
Discover the painter's favorite subjects: sunflowers, his home, the sky, portraits of his friends. See why this artist has become so famous.

Pesenka druzeĭ : stikhi

June 28, 2016
|6880-01 Mikhalkov, S.
|6880-03 Moskva : Rosmen, 2012.
45 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

Fly Guy presents : the White House

June 27, 2016
Arnold, Tedd, author.
New York : Scholastic Inc., 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Fly Guy and Buzz learn all about where the President lives.

Planets : a LEGO adventure in the real world

June 27, 2016
Arlon, Penelope, author.
New York : Scholastic, 2016.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Dino safari : a LEGO adventure in the real world

June 27, 2016
Arlon, Penelope, author.
New York : Scholastic, 2016.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.

Yo-kai Watch : official guide

June 27, 2016
Rusu, Meredith.
New York : Scholastic Inc., 2016.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"The expert's guide to the mysterious world of Yo-Kai!" -- front cover.

Life on Mars

June 27, 2016
Carson, Mary Kay.
New York : Scholastic, Inc., [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Welcome to Mars! -- Mars vs. Earth -- Movie Martians -- A close-up look -- Follow the water -- Seeking life signs -- Glossary.

Brilliant bats

June 27, 2016
Brown, Laaren, author.
New York : Scholastic Inc., 2016.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.

Giant pandas

June 27, 2016
Anderson, AnnMarie, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2016.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
A new Scholastic level 2 reader about cuddly, adorable pandas: what do they eat? What are their habitats like? What does it mean when we say pandas are an endangered species? Includes full color photographs and easy-to-read text.

Gary's garden

June 27, 2016
Northfield, Gary, 1969- author.
New York, N.Y. : Scholastic, 2016.
63 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

The book of monsters

June 27, 2016
Derevlany, John, 1964- author.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

Washington, DC, history for kids : the making of a capital city with 21 activities

June 27, 2016
Panchyk, Richard, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, [2016]
ix, 133 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm

Lowriders to the center of the Earth. Book 2

June 27, 2016
Camper, Cathy, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2016]
127 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Lupe Impala, Elirio Malaria, and El Chavo Octopus are now the proud owners of their own garage--but when a series of earthquakes hit their town and Genie, their beloved cat, disappears they find themselves traveling to the realm of Mictlantecuhtli, Aztec god of the Underworld, who is keeping Genie prisoner.

Diving with sharks! : and more true stories of extreme adventures!

June 24, 2016
Gurevich, Margaret, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2016]
111 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Shares true stories of cave divers, extreme photographers, and researchers as they brave undersea adventures with sharks.

No trespassing--this is my body!

June 24, 2016
Fitzgerald, Pattie, author.
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
A story designed to help children know what's OK and not OK with regard to being touched and explores the subject in a non-threatening way.

The Holy Ghost is like a blanket

June 23, 2016
Hall, Annalisa, 1978- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Explains that the Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead and how he works.

St. Patrick's Day shamrocks

June 23, 2016
Berendes, Mary, author.
Mankato, MN : The Child's World, [2015]
24 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Meet the shamrock! -- What are shamrocks? -- Why are shamrocks green? -- What is St. Patrick's Day? -- Who was St. Patrick? -- What did St. Patrick do? -- The legend of St. Patrick and the shamrock -- Shamrocks today.
Introduces the tiny green plants known as shamrocks, and explains the customs and origins of St. Patrick's Day as well as how the shamrock became the national symbol of Ireland. --Publisher's description.

Welcome to womanhood : a pre-teen survial guide

June 23, 2016
Bostick, Ciara L.
[Place of publication unknown] : [Publisher unknown] , [2016]
84 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

What does it mean to be an entrepreneur?

June 23, 2016
DiOrio, Rana, author.
San Francisco : Little Pickle Press, [2016]
30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm.
The word 'entrepreneur' may feel distant to some, but this book, with its elegantly expressed concepts and superb imagery, makes entrepreneurial values accessible to children at a personal level--Back cover.

Strange trees and the stories behind them

June 23, 2016
Pourquié, Bernadette, author.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 31 cm.

Super gear : nanotechnology and sports team up

June 23, 2016
Swanson, Jennifer, author.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2016]
vii, 72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Provides a look at sports and nanotechnology, and discusses how this science, which manipulates objects at the atomic level, is being used to create high-tech swimsuits, tennis rackets, golf clubs, running shoes, and other sporting equipment.

A timeline of presidential elections

June 23, 2016
Krasner, Barbara, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Connect Books/Capstone Press, an imprint of Capstone Press, [2016]
48 pages : illustrations (mostly color), maps ; 24 cm.
A new nation steps forward (1789-1828) -- Western expansion (1832-1856) -- Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1876) -- The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era (1880-1912) -- The Great War and the Jazz Age (1916-1924) -- The Great Depression and World War II (1928-1944) -- Postwar America (1948-1956) -- The Vietnam era (1960-1976) -- The end of the 20th century (1980-1996) -- The new millennium (2000-2012).
"Offers a chronological look at U.S. presidential elections utilizing an info graphic approach"-- Provided by publisher.

What's great about Ohio?

June 23, 2016
Bailer, Darice.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2016]
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Ohio welcomes you! -- Hocking hills -- Lake Erie -- Center of science and industry -- Amish country -- Columbus z oo -- Ohio State Fair -- Cuyahoga valley -- Flying in Dayton -- Underground Railroad -- Kings Island.

Witnesses to freedom : young people who fought for civil rights

June 23, 2016
Rochelle, Belinda.
New York : Puffin Books, 1997, ©1993.
97 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Barbara Johns and R.R. Moton High School -- Brown v. Board of Education (Spottswood Thomas Bolling, Jr.) -- The Little Rock Nine (Elizabeth Eckford) -- The Montgomery bus boycott (Claudette Colvin, Rosa Parks) -- The sit-in movement (Harvey Gantt) -- The freedom rides (Diane Nash) -- The children's crusade -- The march for jobs and freedom (Raymond Greene) -- The road to freedom (Sheyann Webb).
Describes the experiences of young Blacks who were involved in significant events in the civil rights movement, including Brown vs. Board of Education, the Montgomery bus boycott, and the sit-in movement.

Tiny stitches : the life of medical pioneer Vivien Thomas

June 21, 2016
Hooks, Gwendolyn, author.
New York : Lee & Low Books Inc., [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Biography of Vivien Thomas, an African-American surgical technician who pioneered the procedure used to treat babies with a heart defect known as 'blue baby syndrome.' Includes author's note and author's sources"-- Provided by publisher.

The people of the town : nursery rhyme friends for you and me

June 21, 2016
Marks, Alan, 1957- author, illustrator.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2016]
37 pages : color illustrations , 28 cm
"Presents poems that exist in many versions. Nursery rhymes change over time and vary by location" --Title page verso.
Gregory Griggs -- Old man in leather -- Old man snoring -- Mary had a little lamb -- The grand old Duke of York -- Doctor Foster --Peter Piper -- A crooked man -- Little Bo Peep -- Three men in a tub -- Jack and Jill -- Little Polly Flinders -- Sally go round -- Polly put the kettle on -- Little Jack Horner -- Jerry Hall -- Baby bunting -- Elisabeth, Elspeth, Betty, and Bess -- Little Tommy Tucker -- Old woman in a shoe -- Wee Willie winkie -- Georgoe Porgie -- Honest John Boldero -- Sleepyhead -- Hush-a-bye baby -- Rock-a-bye baby.
An illustrated collection of traditional and classic nursery rhymes.

Knights and castles

June 21, 2016
Matthews, Rupert, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Explore amazing castles!"--Cover.
Protecting the people -- The great castles -- Mighty knights -- Castles for monks -- Castles at war.
Investigate the defenses and life in the greatest medieval castles and the chivalrous and heroic actions of best-known knights.

Jungle animals

June 21, 2016
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Discover the secrets of the jungle!"--Cover.
Enter the jungle -- Parrots -- Toucans -- Orangutans -- Sun Bears -- Giant anteaters -- Tarantulas -- Tigers -- Jaguars.
Introduces animals that live in the jungle, discussing how they move, find food, and different physical characteristics.

Wild baby animals

June 21, 2016
Lock, Deborah.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Discover favorite baby animals"--Cover.
Birth -- Birth stories -- Explore -- Body warmers -- Play -- Family fun -- Learn -- Weird or cute?
Skip, splash, sniff and cuddle with the cutest animals in the rough with Wild Baby Animals. Venture out into the world of monkeys, squirrels, bears, foxes and more and as they play, learn, and explore in their natural habitats.

Sea otters

June 21, 2016
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Life at sea -- Relaxing -- Grooming -- Swimming -- Diving -- Eating -- Caring -- Sleeping.
Introduces sea otters to young readers, describing their physical characteristics, diet, and behaviors.

Spaceships and rockets

June 21, 2016
Lock, Deborah, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Parts of a rocket -- The launch -- Launch sites -- Manned missions -- Visit the international space station -- Unmanned misions -- Voyager -- Future missions -- Spaceship gallery -- Rockets quiz.
Read about rockets and spacecraft that have zoomed into space! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Blastoff! Discover the manned and unmanned missions, and find out about space travel planned for the future.

Big fantastic Earth

June 21, 2016
Green, Jen, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
96 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Level 4, Reading alone"--Page 4 of cover.
How mountains are made -- Carved in ice -- Earth's longest river -- Changing coasts -- Wind-scoured deserts -- The Grand Canyon.
Have you ever wondered how the incredible landscapes around the world were formed? Learn about some of the most spectacular places on earth and how natural forces have shaped them. Also, find out what types of animals live in these landscapes and what humans are doing to protect them.

Aliens from earth : when animals and plants invade other ecosystems

June 21, 2016
Batten, Mary, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 x 28 cm
When animals or plants invade a new habitat, they can upset the delicate balance of the ecosystem. Explores how and why plants and animals enter ecosystems to which they are not native, as well as the consequences of these invasions for other animals, plants, and humans.

Big book of bugs

June 21, 2016
Zommer, Yuval, author, illustrator.
63 pages : color illustrations ; 35 cm
Includes index.
Introductory spreads explain that bugs live nearly everywhere on Earth and give tips on how to become a young bug spotter. The book is divided into key groups of bugs, including beetles, moths, butterflies, bees, snails, crickets, grasshoppers, worms and spiders, all illustrated with scenic compositions. Some spreads approach the world of bugs thematically, such as bugs that come out at night, baby creepy-crawlies and life cycles, how bugs hide and show off and how some bugs love to live in your home.

Harvey Beaks

June 20, 2016
Petrucha, Stefan, author.
New York : Papercutz, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
At head of title: Nickelodeon.
v. 1. Inside joke -- v. 2. It's crazy time
Follow the adventures of Harvey Beaks, a young, friendly bird, and his two best friends, the rambunctious twins Fee and Foo.


June 17, 2016
Gutman, Dan, author.
New York, N.Y. : HarperCollins, [2016]
167 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Unofficial Minecraft lab for kids : family-friendly projects for exploring and teaching math, science, history, and culture through creative building

June 17, 2016
Miller, John, author.
Beverly, Massachusetts : Quarry, 2016.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Includes a variety of creative exercises that explore the game's aspects and use them to teach fun, educational lessons. Begin the book by brushing up on some common Minecraft language and examining each of the four game modes: survival, creative, adventure, and spectator. Then, use this knowledge to venture off onto the six different quests that encourage child and adult participation. These "gamified" labs will allow your child to earn stickers and badges as rewards as they complete quests. You'll learn how to screencast and narrate your own videos to share with family and friends"--Publisher's description.

What is supply and demand?

June 17, 2016
Thompson, Gare.
New York : Crabtree Pub., ©2010.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
What is supply and demand? -- Needs and wants -- Prices : the law of demand -- Prices and quantity : the law of supply -- Role of competition -- Big picture : the global market -- Things change -- Finding a balance -- Government steps in.
The concept of supply and demand is made easy in this book. Learn the ins and outs of this fundamental concept of economics.

Presidential politics by the numbers

June 16, 2016
Scarbrough, Mary Hertz, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : , Capstone Press, an imprint of Capstone Press, [2016]
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
"Offers a broad scope of statistics on U.S. presidential elections from George Washington to Barack Obama. Entries are presented in vivid and colorful info graphic formats, utilizing graphic organizers, timelines, charts, graphs, maps, and other info graphics as appropriate"-- Provided by publisher.

How to be a hero

June 15, 2016
Carbone, Courtney, author.
New York : Random House, [2016].
50 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and the DC Super Friends know it takes more than a cape, a costume, and special powers to be a true hero! Super heroes in training can learn to be their best in this action-packed, full-color handbook. -- Publisher's description.

Our food : a healthy serving of science and poems

June 15, 2016
Lin, Grace, author.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Introduces the five food groups and the benefits of nutritional eating.

The star-spangled banner

June 15, 2016
Lambert, Nancy (Nancy R.), author.
New York, New York : Penguin Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
48 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm.
Tells the story behind the original nineteenth-century national treasure that inspired the poem by Francis Scott Key and the American national anthem, while sharing insights into how the Smithsonian cares for the flag.

Nelson Mandela : from prisoner to president

June 15, 2016
Capozzi, Suzy, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"A biography reader"--Cover.


June 15, 2016
Green, Dan, 1975 June 20-
New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2016.
72 pages ; color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
"Energy powers our planet-discover its amazing secrets and its impact on our lives"-cover.
What is energy? -- The Sun -- Earth's energy -- Potential and kinetic energy -- What is photosynthesis? -- Food as energy -- Heat -- Light -- Sound -- Gravitational potential energy -- Chemical energy -- What is electricity? -- Electromagnetism -- Nuclear energy -- Conservation of energy -- A history of energy -- Fossil fuels -- Engines -- Generating electricity -- Using energy in the home -- Storing energy -- Energy for communication -- Wind energy -- Solar energy -- Power of water -- Biopower -- Saving energy -- Future of energy -- Universe of energy -- Global energy -- Web of energy -- Timeline.

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