New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

July 26, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The great art treasure hunt : I spy red, yellow, and blue

July 25, 2014
Kutschbach, Doris, author.
Munich : Prestel, [2013]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (colour) ; 33 cm

Treasure hunter's handbook

July 25, 2014
Walsh, Liza Gardner.
Lanham, MD : Down East Books, [2014]
111 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm

Return of the Padawan

July 24, 2014
Brown, Jeffrey, 1975- author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
176 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
After surviving his first year at Jedi Academy, Roan Novachez thought his second year would be a breeze. This year, Roan will have to face alien poetry tests, menacing robots, food fights, flight simulation class, online bullies, more lightsaber duels, and worst of all ... a girl who is mad at him.

If : a mind-bending new way of looking at things

July 24, 2014
Smith, David J. (David Julian), 1944-, author.
Toronto : Kids Can Press, [2014].
40 pages : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm.

The Mayflower

July 24, 2014
Greenwood, Mark, 1958-
New York : Holiday House, [2014]
38 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"The three-thousand-mile trip was crowded and dangerous, and there was trouble when the passengers settled in Plymouth for a bitter, cold winter. However, their determination was ultimately rewarded; the Pilgrims adjusted to the New England climate thanks to help from local Native Americans and soon celebrated their first harvest in the New World."

The world's best noses, ears, and eyes

July 24, 2014
Rundgren, Helen, 1956-
New York : Holiday House, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
First published in Sweden as: Världens bästa näsa / Helen Rundgren, Ingela P. Arrhenius. Stockholm : Alfabeta, 2013.

About parrots : a guide for children

July 24, 2014
Sill, Cathryn P., 1953- author.
Atlanta, GA : Peachtree Publishers, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
Explains what parrots are, how they live, and what they do.

Avatar, the last airbender. The rift, Part two

July 23, 2014
Yang, Gene Luen, author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2014.
75 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
As Avatar Aang and his martial arts friends seek answers to the mysteries surrounding a refinery on land sacred to the Air Nomads, Toph uncovers a startling truth about her father's involvement with the refinery, while Aang travels to the spirit world, discovering a secret as surprising as it is dangerous.

Thank you, God

July 23, 2014
Wigger, J. Bradley.
Grand Rapids, MI : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm

The garden of time

July 23, 2014
Hammer, Jill.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm

The London jungle book

July 23, 2014
Shyam, Bhajju, author.
[Chennai] : Tara Books, 2013.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Previous edition: 2004.
"This new and fully re-designed edition of the now-classic book marks the tenth anniversary of Bhajju Shyam's momentous journey to London, U.K. Bhajju Shyam, a celebrated and award-winning artist from the Gond tribe in central India, was commissioned to paint the walls of an Indian restaurant in London. He spent two months in the city, and it was the first time he encountered a western metropolis. The book that emerged from his journey is a visual travelogue that both mimics and subverts the typical colonial encounter. With radical innocence and great sophistication, Bhajju brings the signs of the Gond forest to bear on the city, turning London into an exotic jungle, a clever beastiary. The London Underground becomes a sinuous snake, Big Ben transforms into a rooster crowing the time, and an airplane -- the first Bhajju ever encountered -- is compared to an elephant miraculously flying through the air. It is rare to encounter a truly original vision that is capable of startling us into reexamining familiar sights. By breathing the ancient spirit of wonder back into the act of travel, The London Jungle Book does just that." -

Let's play! : poems about sports and games from around the world

July 22, 2014
London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2014.
53 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Horse escape artist! : and more true stories of animals behaving badly

July 21, 2014
Blewett, Ashlee Brown, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
111 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Collects three stories about animals causing chaos, including Mariska, the horse escape artist, Milkshake, the charging cow, and Pony, the runaway goat.

Mary Slessor : forward into Calabar

July 21, 2014
Benge, Janet, 1958-
Seattle, WA : YWAM Pub., c1999.
205 p. : 1 map ; 21 cm.
For thirty nine years, Mary Slessor lived and labored among the tribes of Africa's Calabar region, reaching the lost with the life-giving gospel of Christ.

What we eat

July 18, 2014
Stones, Brenda, author.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
We need food to live! -- Time to eat! -- On your plate -- Fruits and vegetables -- Bread, rice, and pasta -- Meat, fish, eggs, and beans -- Milk, cheese, and yogurt -- Drink up! -- Food from the farm -- Making food ready to eat -- Food shopping -- Cooking a meal -- Foods of the world -- Festive foods.

Did you know? : amazing answers to the questions you ask.

July 18, 2014
160 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
"Supports the common core state standards" -- Back cover.

Kit Feeny

July 18, 2014
Townsend, Michael (Michael Jay), 1981-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 18 cm.
[v. 1] On the move -- v. 2. The ugly necklace!
When plucky Kit Feeny moves to a new town, he immediately makes an enemy of the sadistic school bully and must struggle to find friends who share his interests.

Dinosaur days

July 17, 2014
Milton, Joyce, author.
New York : Random House, [2014]
47 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Illus. in full color. Difficult dinosaur names are simplified with phonics."-- Provided by publisher.

Feeding time at the zoo

July 17, 2014
Shahan, Sherry.
New York : Random House, [2014]
30 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduces the different types of food that zoo animals eat, from the typical to the unusual.

Dinosaur! : dinosaurs and other amazing prehistoric creatures as you've never seen them before

July 17, 2014
Woodward, John, 1954-
208 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Includes index.

Genetics : breaking the code of your DNA

July 17, 2014
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, [2014]
vii, 119 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
The code of life -- Gregor Mendel -- Looking inside the cell -- DNA: the genetic material -- Genes and chromosomes -- Sex cells and meiosis -- Sending messages -- Gene mutations -- Genetic advances.
Provides an introduction to the field of genetics, including how DNA is structured, how genetic inheritance works, and how new discoveries in genetics have helped to cure or prevent diseases.

Loom magic charms! : 25 cool designs that will rock your rainbow

July 17, 2014
Thomas, Becky, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2014]
ix, 112 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Rainbow Looms have taken the world by storm! With projects of every variety, from bracelets, rings, and necklaces, to sports fan memorabilia, to cute little critters, there is a fun creation for every loomer out there.As loomers get more skilled, they are looking to go beyond bracelets and charms are where it's at! These little decorations can adorn bracelets, necklaces, or even shoelaces and zippers! This book will offer twenty-five original designs for all kinds of charms to make with Rainbow Looms. Tired of the same old projects? Loom Magic Charms! will help you add that extra something to your Rainbow Loom designs!

Chasing the storm : tornadoes, meteorology, and weather watching

July 17, 2014
Miller, Ron, 1947- author.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2014]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
A day in the life of a storm chaser -- What makes a tornado? -- What's going on with the weather? -- Meteorology on the job -- Official weather watchers -- Being a storm chaser.
Looks at the science of tornadoes and those who chase them, and provides instructions for simple weather experiments.

Star Wars rebels. Meet the rebels

July 16, 2014
Smith, Sadie.
London : DK London, 2014.
32 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Meet the rebels aboard the starship Ghost in DK's newest Level 2 Reader, Star Wars Rebels: Meet the Rebels! Set between Episode III and Episode IV, Rebels follows former Jedi Kanan Jarrus and his ragtag crew as they struggle against the Galactic Empire. Learn all about your favorite characters and go on the ultimate Star Wars adventure with Star Wars Rebels: Meet the Rebels!" -- Amazon

States and capitals

July 16, 2014
Green, Dan, 1975 June 20- author.
New York : Kingfisher, [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Includes index.
A comprehensive guide to the fifty U.S. states includes fun facts about each state, including their mottos, state birds, flags, and state flowers.

Now we are six

July 16, 2014
Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956.
New York : Dutton Children's Books, [1988]
101 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
A collection of poems reflecting the experiences of a little English boy growing up in the early part of the twentieth century.

Basantī colā : nāṭaka

July 15, 2014
Dhālīwāla, Kewala.
Ludhiāṇā : Cetanā Prakāshana, 2014.
28 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Children's play.
Play based on Bhagat Singh, 1907-1931, Sukhdev, 1907-1931 and Śivarāma Harī Rājagurū, 1908-1931, Indian revolutionaries and freedom fighters; for children.

Human genetics

July 15, 2014
Farmington Hills, Mich : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
ch. 1. Should people embrace human genetic enhancements and therapies? Gene therapies have the potential to improve human health / Scott Kirsner -- Focusing on human genomics to improve human health is impractical / Timothy Caulfield -- Human embryonic stem cell research can meet ethical guidelines / Janet Rowley -- Human embryonic stem cell cloning has failed to yield effective cures / Michael Cook -- Selecting a child's genetic traits will create a privileged elite / Heather Long -- Is China really breeding a crop of genetically engineered geniuses? / Will Oremus -- Antidoping agencies anticipate genetic enhancement to improve athletic performance / John Naish -- How close are we to gene doping? / Theodore Friedmann -- ch. 2. Should biotech companies be allowed to patent human genes? Gene patents promote scientific progress and medical innovation / Lawrence Horn and Kristin Neuman -- Gene patents allow biotech companies to monopolize human genes / Robin Abcarian -- Human gene patents hurt women / Kim Irish -- The Supreme Court gene-patent decision will inhibit genetic research / Sharon Levy -- The Supreme Court gene-patent decision will not inhibit genetic research / Ed Mannino -- ch. 3. Are human genetic tests beneficial? Get ready for the risks of genetic testing / Arthur Caplan -- Direct-to-consumer genetic test concerns are unfounded / Ricki Lewis -- Genetic tests are not yet reliable or useful / Harriet Hall -- Prenatal genetic testing helps women detect birth defects / Marilynn Marchione -- Prenatal genetic testing promotes abortion / Kristan Hawkins -- Prenatal genetic testing raises serious social concerns / Carolyn Y. Johnson -- ch. 4. What is the impact of collecting human genetic information? The collection of human genetic information poses threats to civil liberties / Philip L. Bereano -- Americans are optimistic about the benefits of genomic information / Jennifer Hochschild, Alex Crabill, and Maya Sen -- To stop crime, share your genes / Michael Seringhaus -- DNA databases threaten civil liberties and rights / Devon Douglas-Bowers -- Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act / Louise Slaughter -- The Genetic Information Non-Discrinimation Act does not protect Americans from genetic discrimination / Mark A. Rothstein.
"Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"-- Provided by publisher.

What is the Panama Canal?

July 14, 2014
Pascal, Janet B.
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
108 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
What is the Panama Canal? -- From the Atlantic to the Pacific -- A railroad built on corpses -- A canal? -- The French try their hand -- The United States steps in -- War! -- Killing mosquitoes -- A man with a plan -- Finishing the job -- Success! -- The Canal today.
Describes the struggles and accomplishments in building the Panama Canal and its current status.

Amazing animal senses

July 14, 2014
Llewellyn, Claire.
New York : Kingfisher, 2013.
32 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The five senses -- Animal senses -- How animals sense things -- How senses work -- Take a look! -- Amazing eyes -- Now hear this! -- Amazing ears -- Taste and smell -- Amazing tongues and noses -- That's touching! -- Amazing feelers -- Special senses -- Animal senses can help us.


July 11, 2014
Budzik, Mary Frances, 1955- author.
New York : Kingfisher, [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Includes index.
Introduces ancient Greek, Norse, Egyptian, and Roman mythologies, including Zeus, father of the Greek gods, Norse Freyja, goddess of love, beauty, war, and death, and Egyptian Bastet, goddess of cats.


July 11, 2014
Feldman, Thea, author.
London : Kingfisher, [2014].
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.

Physics : investigate the forces of nature

July 11, 2014
Gardner, Jane P., author.
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, [2014]
vii, 119 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Provides an introduction to physics, explaining how skateboarders use force and motion to perform tricks, how gravity determines the path of a baseball throw, and how electricity is used to power toasters and put on rock shows.

Mr. Pants : it's go time!

July 9, 2014
McCormick, Scott, 1970-
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
On the last day of summer vacation, all Mr. Pants wants to do is play laser tag but Mom and his sisters, Foot Foot and Grommy, have other ideas.

Religious Liberty

July 9, 2014
Farmington Hills : Greenhaven Press, [2014].
198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Opposing Viewpoints: Religious Liberty: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"-- Provided by publisher.

The art treasure hunt : I spy with my little eye

July 8, 2014
Kutschbach, Doris.
Munich ; New York : Prestel, 2012.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 33 cm
"Great art for clever eyes and minds: famous artworks from around the world, invite young viewers on an exciting journey through centuries of colors, forms, and detailed images. The visual puzzles, games, and large pictures will delight even the youngest children, whether reading with their parents or on their own. An inspiring book of fun and discovery for art lovers of all ages."--Page 4 of cover.

Nelson Mandela : South Africa's anti-apartheid revolutionary

July 8, 2014
Dakers, Diane.
St. Catharines, Ontario : Crabtree Publishing Company, [2014]
112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
A biography of the South African leader, focusing on his struggle to overthrow the tyrannies of apartheid.

Walt Disney : drawn from imagination

July 8, 2014
Scollon, Bill, author.
New York : Disney Press, [2014]
132 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
A portrait of the iconic "man behind the mouse" traces his humble early years on a Missouri farm, World War I service, and early ambitions that prompted the creations of Mickey Mouse and other major characters and films.

Mahavira : the hero of nonviolence

July 8, 2014
Jain, Manoj, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm
Mahavira was born a prince, but because he had such deep love and respect for all living creatures, he renounced his wealth and power to become a wandering monk. The Jain teachings of Mahavira became very popular. He taught three important lessons: that one should have love and compassion for all living things; that one should not be too prideful of one’s own point of view because the truth has many sides; and that one should not be greedy and should avoid attachment to possessions. Today Jainism has more than 10 million adherents throughout the world. In following the example of Mahavira, Jains practice a vegetarian diet and are committed to sound ecological and environmental practices. Mahavira’s lessons on nonviolence and compassion still have a profound impact around the globe, and he is credited with influencing Mahatma Gandhi, who in turn inspired Martin Luther King, Jr.

Angry birds : explore the world! : packed with animals, fun facts, games, maps, and more!

July 8, 2014
103 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
"The content of pages 6-104 was previously published in the publication Angry Birds: Explore the World!, 2013"--Page [104].
"National Geographic, Rovio Learning ; prepared by National Geographic kids magazine ; staff for this book, Erica Green, project manager ; James Hiscott, Jr., art director and design ; Rovio Entertainment, Ltd., Pekka Laine, project editor ; Mari Elomäki, project editor ; Anna Makkonen, graphic designer"--credits page [104].
Welcome -- North America -- South America -- Europe -- Africa -- Asia -- Australia -- Antarctica.
"Follow along with your favorite Angry Birds characters as they fly around the world, exploring cool places, new cultures, and wild creatures on all seven continents. Meet ocelots, lemurs, and other exotic animals and get a bird's-eye view of their habitats and the geographical features, landmarks, and monuments found where they live. This introduction to the world outside their own backyards gives curious kids a taste for adventure. Lively text, maps, activities, and learning exercises are designed to help kids build basic skills and to analyze and observe the world from a global perspective."--Provided by publisher.

LEGO friends character encyclopedia

July 7, 2014
Saunders, Catherine, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
173 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
A fan's reference to LEGO friends sets and mini-dolls profiles such favorites as Mia, Stephanie, and Andrea, revealing their likes and dislikes, cool outfits, pets, hobbies, vehicles, activities, and secrets.

I can do it myself

July 7, 2014
Fisher, Valorie.
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 27 cm

Ida M. Tarbell : the woman who challenged big business--and won!

July 7, 2014
McCully, Emily Arnold.
Boston : Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
279 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Cat whys

July 7, 2014
Prap, Lila.
New York : North-South Books, 2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Humorous answers to questions about cats plus factual information about cat behavior.


July 3, 2014
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
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.

Comics Squad : recess!

July 3, 2014
New York : Random House, [2014]
133 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 19 cm
A collection of comics about every kid's favorite school subject: recess.

Ashley Bryan's puppets

July 3, 2014
Bryan, Ashley, author.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Introduces puppets created out of found objects by describing each with a poem.


July 3, 2014
Stewart, Melissa, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Provides information about the Earth's water, including rivers, lakes, oceans, the water cycle, climate, water pollution, and conservation.

The rocket's red glare : celebrating the history of the star spangled banner

July 2, 2014
Alderman, Peter, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 x 30 cm. + 1 sound disc (4 3/4 in.)
"Includes CD of The Star-Spangled Banner recorded by Grammy nominee Jo Dee Messina."--Cover.
Join Francis Scott Key on the choppy waters of the Chesapeake Bay in this stunning picture book that will transport you to one of the most important days in U.S. history. This book tells the story of the creation of the American National Anthem. Historically accurate and beautifully illustrated this book will appeal to children and parents alike.

Skylanders universe : chronicles

July 1, 2014
Bynghall, Steve, author.
95 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Step into the Skylanders universe and discover the epic tales of the Skylanders. Want to find out more about the Arkeyan Conquertron or how trolls fight? Skylanders Universe: The Skylanders Chronicles is the ultimate guide to Skylands, covering all three Skylanders games in unparalleled detail and telling you everything you ever wanted to know about the Skylanders universe. You'll meet the Skylanders' allies and enemies, discover ancient mysteries and learn amazing facts about your favourite heroes. Stunning artwork shows the Skylanders in action and displays key Skylanders themes in unrivalled detail. Created in full collaboration with Activision Skylanders Universe: The Skylanders Chronicles is perfect for all fans of the Skylanders video game series.

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