New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

February 6, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Legends of Chima

February 5, 2016
Grotholt, Yannick, author.
New York, NY : Papercutz, c2014-c2016.
6 v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm.
v. 1. High risk -- v. 2. The right decision -- v. 3. Chi quest! -- v. 4. The power of fire chi -- v. 5. Wings for a lion -- v. 6. Playing with fire.
Laval, prince of the Lions, faces Cragger in all-new stories.

Timeline : a visual history of our world

February 5, 2016
Goes, Peter, author, illustrator.
75 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 38 cm
Translation of: Tijdlijn.
Translation from the Dutch language.

Clean sweep! : Frank Zamboni's ice machine

February 5, 2016
Kulling, Monica, author.
1 unpaged volume : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
A portrait of the inventor of the Zamboni ice-resurfacing machine recounts how the co-owner of a 1940s skating rink spent nine years designing and building machines that he hoped could safely and quickly shave down pits and grooves on ice.

Jokes for Minecrafters : booby traps, bombs, boo-boos, and more

February 4, 2016
Hollow, Michele C.
New York : Sky Pony Press, 2016.
172 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
"Jokes for Minecrafters is the first book in the new Jokes for Minecrafters series, which celebrates the humor in Minecraft from skeleton mobs to zombie pigmen. Be prepared to laugh! No ghast or blaze is safe from being the punch line of these jokes! Inside you will find hilarious jokes such as: Why did the slime stay home? He had no place to goo! How did Steve know that the skeleton was lying to him? He could see right through him. For kids ages five and up, this is the perfect book for at home, at school, or really anywhere! You'll love telling these silly jokes to your friends and family. As a bonus, you'll find illustrations throughout for even more laughs! "-- Provided by publisher.

Samurai rising : the epic life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

February 4, 2016
Turner, Pamela S.
xiii, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Disaster in Kyoto: Kyoto, 1160 CE -- Headless ghosts: Kurama, 1160-1174 CE -- Samurai boot camp: Hiraizumi, 1174- 1180 CE -- Brothers-in-arms: Kamakura, 1180-1184 CE -- Perilous river: Kyoto, 1184 CE -- Midnight strike: Ichi-no-Tani, 1184 CE -- Hooves like hailstones: Ichi-no-Tani, 1184 CE -- Into the storm: Kyoto, Shikoku, and Yashima, 1184-1185 CE -- The dropped bow: Yashima, 1185 CE -- The drowned sword: Dan-no-Ura, 1185 CE -- Assassins in the dark: Dan-no-Ura, Kyoto, and Koshigoe, 1185 CE -- Shizuka's song: Kyoto, Kamakura, and the Yoshino Mountains, 1185-1186 CE -- The fugitive: locations unknown, 1185-1187 CE -- Feast of arrows: Hiraizumi, 1187-1189 CE -- Epilogue: the Samurai weeps.
Documents the true story of the legendary samurai who was raised in the household of the enemies who killed his father before being sent to live in a monastery where, against the odds, he learned and perfected his fighting skills.--Publisher's description.

Living fossils : clues to the past

February 4, 2016
Arnold, Caroline, author.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm

Pink is for blobfish : discovering the world's perfectly pink animals

February 4, 2016
Keating, Jess, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm
"An informative introduction to the weirdest, wildest, pinkest creatures in the animal kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.

Dr. Seuss : the great doodler

February 4, 2016
Klimo, Kate, author.
46 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"The story of how a doodling kid grew up to become Dr. Seuss"-- Provided by publisher.

Build, beaver, build : life at the longest beaver dam

February 4, 2016
Markle, Sandra.
Minneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
Follows a year in the life of a young male beaver as he swims, plays, helps his family build and repair their dam and lodge, and learns how to flap his tail to ward off predators.

Noah's ark

February 3, 2016
Reed, Avery, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
When God warns Noah that he will make it rain for forty days and forty nights, Noah builds the boat that will keep him, his family, and two of every animal in the world safe during the great storm.

What's for lunch?

February 3, 2016
Thomson, Sarah L., author.
New York, NY : Harper, and imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016].
37 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm.
"Your body needs lots of different things to eat and every kind of food has a different job to do. Did you know eating cheese makes your bones strong? Or that eating carrots helps you see better? Read and find out more about the different kinds of food we eat and how to fill up your plate to keep your body healthy!"--Jacket flap.

Bunny vs. Monkey

February 3, 2016
Smart, Jamie, author, artist.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2016.
61 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
When mean, selfish Monkey is sent into space, his spaceship crash-lands in Bunny's peaceful forest home, and Monkey, believing he is on a new planet, tries to claim it for his own.

What makes a magnet?

February 3, 2016
Branley, Franklyn M. (Franklyn Mansfield), 1915-2002.
New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Updated edition!"--Cover.
Originally published in 1996.
"How does a magnet work? Why does a magnet pick up a paper clip but not a leaf or a penny? How can the whole world be a magnet? Read and find out more about how magnets work! Franklyn M. Branley's classic text is seamlessly updated by NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Honoree Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano in this reissue. Now rebranded with a new cover look, this book features rich vocabulary, fascinating sidebars and diagrams by artist True Kelley, and a find-out-more section with a glossary and step-by-step instructions on how to make your own magnet and find magnetic technology in the world around you! This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science title, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards"--Publisher's description.

Guinness world records : daring dogs

February 3, 2016
Meister, Cari.
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"All records and information accurate as of February 1, 2015."
Contains world records about dogs.

Rescue dogs

February 3, 2016
Blake, Kevin, 1978- author.
New York, New York : Bearport Publishing, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Fire! -- Uno saves the day -- Millions of Unos -- People to the rescue -- Heroes for heroes -- Rescue dogs on patrol -- Top cop -- A rescue to the rescue -- Saved again -- A second chance -- Pound puppies -- Showtime! -- Just the facts -- Common breeds.
"In this book, readers learn about how rescue dogs are important."-- Provided by publisher.

The untold story of Henry Knox : the man who saved Boston

February 3, 2016
Kravitz, Danny, 1970-
North Mankato, Minnesota : Compass Point Books, [2015]
64 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm

You wouldn't want to live without gravity

February 3, 2016
Rooney, Anne, author.
New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.


February 2, 2016
TenNapel, Doug.
New York : Graphix, ©2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
v. 1. Escape from the Lizzarks -- v. 2. The rise of Herk
Herk, a lovable Nnewt, longs for stronger legs, something his mother and father wish they could give him. When his quaint village is attacked by the reptile Lizzarks, he's forced to flee his home and leave behind the only life he's ever known. Now, all alone and on the run, Herk naviagates a dangerous world filled with strange creatures and mysterious wonders, where friends are few and an evil overlord is in hot pursuit.

Comics Squad : lunch!

February 2, 2016
129 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 19 cm
Crazy little thing called lunch! / Cece Bell -- Snoopy in...lunchtime beagle / Peanuts -- Babymouse : lunch table champion / Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm -- The case of the missing science project / Jason Shiga -- Pikput & Cullen in...worst day ever! / Cecil Castellucci & Sara Varon -- Lucy & Andy Neanderthal : cave soup / Jeffrey Brown -- Lunch bomb / Nathan Hale -- Lunch girl and the ominous origin / Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
"A collection of comics about every kid's favorite school subject: lunch!"

Apollo : the brilliant one

February 2, 2016
O'Connor, George, author.
New York : First Second, 2016.
77 pages : chiefly color illustrations, genealogical table ; 26 cm
"A Neal Porter Book."
"Mighty Apollo is known by all as the god of the sun, but there's more to this Olympian than a bright smile and a shining chariot"-- Provided by publisher.

The Kingfisher atlas of world history

February 2, 2016
Adams, Simon, 1955- author.
New York : Kingfisher, 2016.
181 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm
Includes index.
The ancient world -- The medieval world -- Exploration and empire -- The modern world.
Combines information from four previously published atlases into one volume, covering the history of human civilization from the ancient world to the modern era and examining religion, exploration, war, colonization, kingdoms, and technology.

Adventures in Python

February 2, 2016
Richardson, Craig, author.
Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley, 2015.
xii, 267 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Diving into Python -- Drawing with Turtle Graphics -- Windows, Buttons, and Other GUI Stuff -- More GUI Elements with Tkinter -- Drawing Shape with PyGame -- Adding Keyboard Input with PyGame -- Creative Ways to Use a Mouse with PyGame -- Using Images with PyGame -- Using Sounds and Music with PyGame -- Your REally Big Adventure -- Installing and Downloading the Proper Files -- Glossary -- Index.
"Python is one of the top programming languages worldwide, a favourite of Google, YouTube, the BBC, and Spotify, as well as the primary programming language for the Raspberry Pi. Learning Python is a great way to get into programming, and this book makes it easy and fun. No programming experience? No problem! Adventures in Python walks you through ten projects that explain the fundamentals of programming in general, and Python in particular, with clear, simple instructions. As you master the basics, new skills are introduced. Video clips with each chapter provide more information about important concepts. Before you know it, you'll have the confidence to tackle your own projects,"--page [4] of cover.

The Final Four : the pursuit of college basketball glory

February 2, 2016
Doeden, Matt.
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2016]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- From the basement to the big time: A history of the college basketball championship -- Down to the wire: The greatest games of the final four -- Unforgettable: Memorable moments of the final four -- Looking ahead: The future of the final four.

My little pony : equestria girls

February 1, 2016
Anderson, Ted.
San Diego, CA : IDW, c2016.
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published as My little pony annual #1 and My little pony: equestria girls holiday special 2014.

N is for natural state : an Arkansas alphabet

January 29, 2016
Shoulders, Michael.
Chelsea, Mich. : Sleeping Bear Press, ©2003.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Each letter of the alphabet is represented by some historical, geographical, or cultural fact about Arkansas, accompanied by objects to find in the illustrations.

President Lincoln : from log cabin to White House

January 29, 2016
Demi, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, map, portraits ; 23 x 27 cm
From a small log cabin in Kentucky to the frontier of Indiana to the steps of the White House, Abraham Lincoln rose from humble beginnings to become the sixteenth president of the United States.

The baby-sitters club : a graphic novel

January 28, 2016
Telgemeier, Raina, author.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Based on the novel by Ann M. Martin.
v. 1. Kristy's great idea -- v. 2. The truth about Stacey -- v. 3. Mary Anne saves the day -- v. 4. Claudia and the mean Janine
Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding members of The Baby-sitters Club. Whatever comes up - cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls - you can count on them to save the day. But baby-sitting isn't always easy, and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies, and mysterious secrets. But no matter what, the BSC have what they need most: friendship.

Plant-based eating : the health, history, and ethics of what we eat

January 28, 2016
Hughes, Meredith Sayles, author.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, 2016.
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

My Little Pony. A Canterlot wedding

January 27, 2016
Morrow, Cindy, author.
135 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 18 cm
"It's wedding time in Canterlot! But who's getting married? And it's that very fact that has Twilight Sparkle so worked up! It'll take all the ponies and a lot of magic to make this special day one to remember!"--Cover.

Zootopia : the essential guide

January 27, 2016
Saxon, Victoria, author.
63 pages : color illustrations, 26 cm
"Hop over to the mighty mammal city of Zootopia! Get to know bunny cop Judy Hopps, and discover all the con artist secrets of her new fox sidekick, Nick Wilde! Follow cool clues, find out facts about the animal suspects, and explore the amazing locations of Disney's Zootopia"-- Back cover.

Henry Ford for kids : his life and ideas : with 21 activities

January 26, 2016
Reis, Ronald A., author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2016]
128 pages : illustrations ; 21 x 28 cm
Time line -- Farm boy mechanic -- Build a bird feeder -- Make a lemon-powered battery -- The Ford Motor Company -- Demonstrate gear action -- Construct a simple electric motor -- Tin Lizzie -- Learn the language of industrial drawing -- Make a moving assembly line -- Calculate turnover rate -- Peace, war, and politics -- Design a flag for a cause -- Eyelets as rivets -- On the dark side -- Visit an automobile museum -- Disassemble and reassemble anything -- Father and sons -- Design an automobile dashboard -- Design a hubcap -- From soup to nuts -- Set up a recycling center -- Design a badge -- It takes a village -- Dance the waltz -- Explore "The Henry Ford" -- Tarnished hero -- Learn some rules of the road -- Repair a tire -- Reluctant warrior -- Ride in a Model T Ford -- Create a glossary word search -- Places to visit, in person or online.

Science stunts : fun feats of physics

January 26, 2016
Brown, Jordan, author.
Watertown, MA : Imagine! Publishing, [2016]
79 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: The magic of science, and the science of magic -- Important safety rules & tips -- Take that, gravity! -- The magic of motion -- Hot as fire, cold as ice -- The marvel of magnets -- The sounds of science -- The color of light -- Electro-wow!
Introduces the laws of physics through twenty-five interactive experiments, including instant ice, straw symphony, and lemon liftoff.

From tadpole to frog

January 26, 2016
Anderson, Steven C., author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Cantata Learning, [2016]
24 pages : color illustrations, music ; 24 x 29 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
"Music included"--Cover.
"A frog starts as a tiny egg and transforms into a frog. Help children explore and understand the life cycle of a frog with this song and the picture book that goes along with it"--, viewed December 30, 2015.

You take a bath

January 26, 2016
Mason, David I. A., author.
24 pages : color illustrations, music ; 24 x 29 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
Compact disc.
"Music included"
"This fun and catchy song accompanied playful illustrations will help children learn why we keep our bodies clean. Germs, dirt, food spills, and more are no match for a bubbly bath!"--Publisher's description.

Loyola kids book of heroes

January 26, 2016
Welborn, Amy.
Chicago : Loyola Press, ©2003.
xi, 196 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Faith -- Hope -- Charity -- Temperance -- Prudence -- Fortitude -- Justice.
Introduces the lives of Christian saints and others who have heroically followed the teachings of Jesus Christ and demonstrated the seven cardinal virtues.

World War II

January 26, 2016
Corrigan, Jim, author.
64 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm.
A world ablaze -- Seeds of war -- Axis powers surge -- Allies fight back -- Turning point -- Civilians suffer -- Bitter end, new beginning -- Chronology -- Further reading -- Internet resources.
This book examines World War II in detail. Learn about the Allies and the Axis, key people, battles and events that led up to the most devasting war in human history.

The American Revolution

January 26, 2016
Ziff, John, author.
64 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm.
Seeds of revolution -- A glorious cause -- Times that try men's souls -- A tale of two campaigns -- Endurance and triumph.
This book examines the events that led up to the American Revolution. It discusses the political and military strategies that colonial and British leaders employed, and provides information about key people, battles, and events.

Holocaust resistance

January 26, 2016
Blohm, Craig E., 1948- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2016]
80 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Fighting back -- Spiritual resistance -- The Jewish partisans -- Saving the children -- The righteous among the nations.
Presents information about the Jews who resisted and fought the Nazis and the heroic gentiles who provided them with false identities, hiding places, and documentation, allowing them to escape persecution.

Littlest pet shop. Open for business

January 25, 2016
Ball, Georgia, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Littlest pet shop issues #1-5"--Title page verso.
1. The scratching post / written by Georgia Ball ; art by Nicanor Pena -- 2. No value added / written by Georgia Ball ; art by Nicanor Pena -- 3. Zoe come home / written by Georgia Ball ; art by Nicanor Pena -- 4. Precious village / written by Georgia Ball ; art by Nicanor Pena -- 5. Pet rocks / Matt Anderson, Antonio Campo, Diego Rodriguez, Tom B. Long.
Blythe, Russell, Penny, and the rest of the pets embark on some adventures.

A haunted Halloween

January 25, 2016
Howard, Lee.
New York : Scholastic, ©2011.
32 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Based on the episode 'A Scooby-Doo Halloween' by Nahnatchka Khan."
When someone in Banning Junction sets out to ruin the annual Halloween party by burning creepy patterns in the fields, Scooby-Doo and the gang must solve the case to save the celebration.

A to Z : the real DC

January 25, 2016
59 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 26 cm.
A is for Anacostia -- B is for Ben's Chili Bowl -- C is for Carry out -- D is for Duke Ellington -- E is for Eastern Market -- F is for Frederick Douglass -- G is for Go-go -- H is for Howard University -- I is for icy treats -- J is for justice -- K is for Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens -- L is for the Library of Congress -- M is for monuments and memorials -- N is for Nationals Park -- O is for Obama -- P is for Potomac River -- Q is for quadrants -- R is for Rock Creek Park -- S is for Smithsonian -- T is for transportation -- U is for Union Station -- V is for the Verizon Center -- W is for the waterfront -- X is for the X2 -- Y is for youth -- Z is for the National Zoo.

Hansel & Gretel & zombies : a graphic novel

January 22, 2016
Harper, Benjamin, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2016]
33 pages : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm
Zombie children Hansel and Gretel disguise themselves as tourists and venture into the Magical Forest in search of brains to eat--where they encounter Mrs. Witch, who has her own plans for dinner.

Jak and the magic nano-beans : a graphic novel

January 22, 2016
Bowen, Carl, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2016]
33 pages : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm
Jak and her broken-down robotic servant, Cow, make a deal with the scrap collector; if they will take the Space Elevator to the supposedly deserted Cloud Kingdom and procure some nano-beans, Cow will be fixed as good as new--but when they get there they find that the Kingdom is occupied by an immense alien monster.

You wouldn't want to live without clean water!

January 22, 2016
Canavan, Roger, author.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Where does water come from? -- How long could you go without water? -- How does clean water keep you healthy? -- Can dirty water make you sick? -- Do animals and plants need clean water? -- Does it matter how much you use? -- How far could you carry a bucket of water? -- How big is your water footprint? -- How does that water get used? -- Can you make dirty water clean? -- Would you go to war over water? -- Did you leave the water running?
"Describes what life would be like without clean water"-- Provided by publisher.

What are sleep disorders?

January 21, 2016
Currie-McGhee, L. K. (Leanne K.), author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2016]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Everyone needs sleep -- What are sleep disorders? -- What causes sleep disorders? -- What is it like to live with a sleep disorder? -- Can sleep disorders be treated?
"Everybody needs sleep, but millions of Americans are sleep deprived due sleep disorders, and this negatively impacts their health and daily lives. What Are Sleep Disorders? examines what this disorder is, what causes it, what it is like to live with, and how or whether it can be treated or cured."--Provided by publisher.

What is self-injury disorder?

January 21, 2016
Yuwiler, Janice, author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2016]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
What is self-injury? -- Why do people self-injure? -- What is it like to live with self-injury? -- Can self-injury be treated or cured?

Birthdays in different places

January 20, 2016
McNiven, Lauren, author.
New York : Crabtree Publishing Company, [2016]
24 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.

Foods in different places

January 20, 2016
Barghoorn, Linda, author.
New York : Crabtree Publishing Company, 2016.
24 pages : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Our global community -- A basic need -- Growing our food -- Our environment and what we eat -- Trading food -- Culture and food -- How people eat -- The most important meal of the day -- Food and festivals -- Children help prepare food.

Homes in different places

January 20, 2016
O'Brien, Cynthia.
New York, New York : Crabtree Publishing, [2016]
24 pages : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm.

Transportation in different places

January 20, 2016
Morganelli, Adrianna, 1979- author.
New York : Crabtree Publishing Company, [2016]
24 pages : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
In the city -- Out of the city -- On the water -- In the air -- Commercial transportation.

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