New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

August 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


August 24, 2016
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 -- v. 8. Pod vs. Pod
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.

Frightlopedia : an encyclopedia of everything scary, creepy, and spine-chilling, from arachnids to zombies

August 24, 2016
Winterbottom, Julie, author.
ix, 213 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Bloodcurdling places, creatures, ghost stories and more!"--Cover.
"Discover Borneo&#x;s Gomantong Cave, where literally millions of bats, cockroaches, spiders, and rats coexist&#x;in pitch darkness. Learn about mythical creatures like the Mongolian Death Worm&#x;and scarily real ones like killer bees, which were accidentally created by scientists in the 1950s. Visit New Orleans&#x;s Beauregard-Keyes house, where Civil War soldiers are said to still clash in the front hall. Plus ghost stories from around the world, a cross-cultural study of vampires, and how to transform into a zombie with makeup. Each entry includes a zFright Metery measurement from 1 to 3, because while being scared is fun, everyone has their limit"--Amazon website.

Animals that make me say look out!

August 23, 2016
Cusick, Dawn, author.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"National Wildlife Federation"--Added title page verso.
"An Imagine Book."
"Sharp-eyed readers will need to keep their eyes peeled in this engaging look at how animals of all shapes and sizes blend in and survive in their native ecosystems. How do animals deal with danger? From crocodiles standing on their tails to great white sharks with their jaws wide open to well-camouflaged venomous snakes, prospective naturalists and conservationists will have a lot to look out for in this exploration of dynamic ecosystems and the animals that hide and hunt in them"--Publisher.

Around America to win the vote : two suffragists, a kitten, and 10,000 miles

August 23, 2016
Rockliff, Mara, author.
1 volume : color illustrations ; 30 cm
"In April 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke set out from New York City in a little yellow car, embarking on a bumpy, muddy, unmapped journey ten thousand miles long. They took with them a teeny typewriter, a tiny sewing machine, a wee black kitten, and a message for Americans all across the country: Votes for Women! The women's suffrage movement was in full swing, and Nell and Alice would not let anything keep them from spreading the word about equal voting rights for women. Braving blizzards, deserts, and naysayers; not to mention a whole lot of tires stuck in the mud; the two courageous friends made their way through the cities and towns of America to further their cause. One hundred years after Nell and Alice set off on their trip, Mara Rockliff revives their spirit in a lively and whimsical picture book, with exuberant illustrations by Hadley Hooper bringing their inspiring historical trek to life,"

The deadliest creature in the world

August 23, 2016
Guiberson, Brenda Z., author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Which creature is the deadliest? Is it the insect that bites, the ostrich that kicks, the snake that squeezes, or the shrew that paralyzes? Is it the most venemous, the most poisonous, or the one that infects its victims with a fatal disease? Fascinating facts and spectacular illustrations will inspire young readers to choose which creature they think is the deadliest. --Publisher

Goldilocks and the three vampires : a graphic novel

August 23, 2016
Sutton, Laurie, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2017]
33 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
In this graphic adaptation of the fairy tale, Goldilocks is an explorer who searches the world for artifacts and treasures--but when she stumbles on the home of three vampires she has to use all of her skills to navigate the tomb's traps and get out into the sunlight alive.

Writing with Rosie : you can write a story too

August 22, 2016
Giff, Patricia Reilly, author.
73 pages ; 24 cm
In a humorous and entertaining guide, two-time Newbery Honor-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff breaks down the process of writing fiction into steps, all while trying to cope with the constant distractions from her exuberant seventy-pound golden retriever puppy, Rosie. Citing examples from her award-winning novels she explains how to proceed with each step in chapter sections titled Can You See What I Did? Young writers can find the inspiration and tips they need to try their hand in sections called Your Turn. Anecdotes from her writing life and hilarious adventures with her high-energy pet provide entertainment and encouragement.

Mr. Matisse and his cutouts

August 22, 2016
Haeringen, Annemarie van, author, illustrator.
New York : NorthSouth Books, Inc., 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Annemarie van Haeringen brings to life the changing artistic style of Henri Matisse, one of the world's most celebrated artists."-- Back cover.

Meet the Cincinnati Bengals

August 22, 2016
Burgess, Zack, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Norwood House Press, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 x 25 cm.
Call me a Bengal -- Old school -- Best seat in the house -- Shoe box -- The big picture -- True or False -- Fan page -- On the map -- Home & away -- We won -- Record book -- Football words -- Index -- About the Bengals.
"An introduction to the Cincinnati Bengals professional football team. Includes information about the team's history, stadium, star players, and uniforms. Features include: a true/false quiz, photos, vintage trading cards reproductions, maps, and records. Table of Contents, glossary, additional resources and index"-- Provided by publisher.


August 19, 2016
McCully, Jennifer, author.
Lake Forest : Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc., 2016.
128 pages: color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Featuring 25 drawing, painting & mixed media projects to create and inspire."

Lazy crafternoon

August 18, 2016
Fields, Stella, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint, [2016]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
"Spend a lazy crafternoon with your friends. From pretty school supplies to colorful tech accessories to perfect party decor, Lazy Crafternoon guides tween crafters through simple steps to create amazing projects."-- Provided by publisher.

Grow! Raise! Catch! : how we get our food

August 18, 2016
Rotner, Shelley, author.
New York : Holiday House, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Di︠u︡ĭmovochka : Skazki

August 18, 2016
|6880-01 Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875, author.
|6880-03 Moskva [Moscow, Russia] : Rosmėn, 2015.
30 pages (pages 29-30 are not numbered) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
First published separately, in Danish, in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1835, and 1838.
|6880-04 Di︠u︡ĭmovochka -- Dikie lebedi.

Boo! haiku

August 17, 2016
Caswell, Deanna, author.
New York : Abrams Appleseed, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"A witch, a bat, a skeleton, a jack-o'-lantern, a ghost, a black cat, a spider, an owl, and a scarecrow are all hiding in the pages of this clever Halloween-themed book. Deanna Caswell's playful haiku cleverly hint at the creatures revealed after each turn of the page while Bob Shea's bright illustrations capture the scary silliness"-- Provided by publisher.


August 17, 2016
Oachs, Emily Rose.
Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, Inc., 2017.
32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Where is Croatia? -- The land -- Piltvice Lakes -- Wildlife -- The people -- Daily life -- Going to school -- Working -- Playing -- Food -- Holidays -- Independence from Yugoslavia -- Fast facts -- Glossary.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Croatia"-- Provided by publisher.


August 17, 2016
Oachs, Emily Rose, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, Inc., 2017.
32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Where is Laos? -- The land -- Caves -- Wildlife -- The people -- Daily life -- Going to school -- Working -- Playing -- Food -- Holidays -- Buddhism -- Fast facts -- Glossary -- To learn more.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Laos"-- Provided by publisher.


August 17, 2016
Oachs, Emily Rose, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, Inc., 2017.
32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Where is Tanzania? -- The land -- Mount Kilimanjaro -- Wildlife -- The people -- Daily life -- Going to school -- Working -- Playing -- Food -- Holidays -- Olduvai Gorge -- Fast facts -- Glossary -- To learn more.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Tanzania"--Provided by publisher.


August 17, 2016
Oachs, Emily Rose, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, Inc., 2017.
32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Where is Uruguay? -- The land -- Rio de la Plata -- -- Wildlife -- The people -- Daily life -- Going to school -- Working -- Playing -- Food -- Holidays -- Gauchos -- Fast facts -- Glossary -- To learn more.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Uruguay"-- Provided by publisher.


August 16, 2016
Chabert, Jack, author.
New York : Amulet Books 2016-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 20 cm
Authors vary between volumes.
v. 1. Mystery of the map -- v. 2. The lost expedition / by Mitch Krpata
When Oliver, Mya, and Jorge take a ride in a hot-air balloon, they crash-land on an unknown island filled with extinct animals and a horde of angry Vikings. Welcome to Poptropica, an uncharted group of islands whose existence is hidden from the rest of the world. As the three friends embark on a perilous search for a way home, they quickly discover the shocking reason they were brought there--something that threatens the very existence of Poptropica and their ability to ever make it off the island!

Mind-boggling numbers

August 16, 2016
Rosen, Michael J., 1954- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
"This book presents a series of goofy questions that will help kids understand various mind-boggling math concepts."-- Provided by publisher.

No way...way! : stinky, sticky, sneaky stuff

August 16, 2016
West, Tracey, 1965- author.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016].
203 pages, 5 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 17 cm
Includes index.
"300 fun facts"--Cover.
That stinks! -- Animal odors and plant P-Us -- Stick around! -- Sticky animals! -- Yummy stickiness -- I spy something sneaky -- War is...sneaky! -- Sneaky plants and animals.

P is for president

August 16, 2016
Lewison, Wendy Cheyette, author.
New York, NY : Grosset & Dunlap, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations . 21 cm
"Being President of the United States is a big job -- the biggest job in all of America! Follow the president as he (or she) campaigns, runs, moves into the White House, and works to fix problems. Learn about historically significant presidents along the way, and see what it takes to be president"-- Provided by publisher.

Smithsonian children's illustrated atlas

August 16, 2016
Brooks, Andrew, author, consultant.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Includes index.

Angry Birds comics

August 15, 2016
Parker, Jeff, 1966- author.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
v. 1 Welcome to the flock -- v. 2 When pigs fly -- v. 3 Sky high -- v. 4. Fly off the handle
The Angry Birds are on the move by air, land, and sea! Feel the action as they crash through every page in these awesome collections of comics based on the best selling game.

Tarantula vs. scorpion

August 15, 2016
Pallotta, Jerry, author.
New York : Scholastic, [2012]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contains facts about the tarantula and the scorpion, comparing such aspects as their sizes, brain structure, and abilities.


August 15, 2016
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2016]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Exploring Australia -- Australia before 1788 -- Visitors to Australia -- White people invade -- European exploration -- Fighting back -- Modern Australia.
"Take a trip Down Under ... and into the past. Australia has one of the longest and richest histories of any place on the planet, dating back tens of thousands of years. Aboriginal people continue to have a large influence on Australian culture, even in the centuries since Europeans arrived. Today, Australia is a vibrant home to a growing multicultural population, but it retains its own unique character. Find out how the events and people of the past have shaped Australia today."--Page 4 of cover.


August 15, 2016
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2016]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Exploring Japan -- In the shadow of China -- Shoguns and samurai -- The coming of the barbarians -- Opening up -- The new Japan.
"For thousands of years, the island nation of Japan remained proudly isolated, developing a culture with roots in ancient religions, rites, and beliefs. As time went on, the people began to take their place in the world, and that foundation of unity allowed them to have an influence far beyond their homeland. In this volume, travel back in time to meed the people who created that foundational culture, and see how their ways and beliefs were tested as the "modern" world took hold ... and then see how Japan took its proud place among the leading nations of the world today."--Page 4 of cover.

North America.

August 15, 2016
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2016]
48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Native American cultures -- The savage invasion -- Colonization -- The fight for land -- Recent times -- Time chart -- Glossary -- Index.
"Until 1492, the vast lands of what is now the United States and Canada were home to vast array of Native tribes and peoples, each with their own unique cultures, ways, and beliefs. They created cities and civilizations and lived with the bounty of a rich land. After that date, Europeans and others arrived in North America and the history of that land changed forever. Inside, see the impact of those new arrivals as well as explore the cultures that existed long before Columbus ever stepped onboard a ship, and see the impact of what his and others' arrivals meant."--Back cover.

Smart about sharks

August 11, 2016
Davey, Owen, author, illustrator.
37 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Includes index.
What are sharks? -- All fins considered -- Eat, prey, hunt -- A bite to eat -- Making a meal of things -- Safe to go back in the water -- Social life -- To scale -- Little and large -- And the award goes to... -- Weird and wonderful -- Hammer and tail -- Congratulations! It's a shark -- Shark mythology -- Plenty more fish in the sea?
Discover new and fascinating facts about the wonderful ocean species called sharks!

Sing it! : a biography of Pete Seeger

August 11, 2016
Danziger, Meryl.
New York : Seven Stories Press, 2016.
112 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
This Pete Seeger fellow -- A musical beginning -- Following in his footsteps -- Woody and the Almanacs -- Toshi and a cabin in the woods -- Ring. Ring the banjo! -- The Weavers -- A fearful time -- Sowing song seeds -- Harvesting the world's music -- Clearwater -- A living legend -- Links in a chain.
"A tall, skinny man in blue jeans stands on a stage, one hand on his banjo, the other, raised to the crowd of 15,000 people who have come to celebrate his 90th birthday. How did a humble, banjo-playing Harvard University dropout become one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century? This is the story of Pete Seeger--singer, songwriter, social activist, environmentalist--who filled his toolbox with songs and set out to repair whatever in the world was broken. His story intertwines with a century of American history, and readers will be surprised to discover how many familiar songs, people, and projects somehow connect back to this one individual. What was it like for a city boy like Pete to hop freight trains with Woody Guthrie, the free-spirited composer of "This Land is Your Land?" "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," a song beloved by people all over the world, might have been lost to history had it not been for Pete Seeger. The Hudson River is cleaner than it used to be. What did Pete do to help that happen? Through learning of his life of activism, readers will become links in the chain, inspired to reflect on their own power to make change."--Publisher.

Vincent's Starry night and other stories : a children's history of art

August 11, 2016
Bird, Michael, 1958-
336 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
An enthralling journey through 40,000 years of art, from prehistoric cave paintings right up to the present day. Discover artists and their art around the world, in exciting and imaginative tales about artists and the way they created their work. Written by educator and art historian Michael Bird, and illustrated by Kate Evans, the book also features reproductions of the famous artworks discussed, a comprehensive timeline of events, and extra feature spreads on places connected with art. This is a beautiful and engaging introduction to art for any home or school library.

Cool crayons, chalks & paints : crafting creative toys & amazing games

August 11, 2016
Felix, Rebecca, 1984- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Checkerboard Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Art supplies -- Making cool, colorful art supplies -- Become a toy maker -- Materials -- Mega-layer crayon -- Crayon Kings -- Plant and berry watercolor paints -- Glow-in-the-dark paint -- Washable window paint -- Colorful chalk cubes -- Trinket treasure crayons.
"This book explores all aspects of toy creation, using many types of materials. Melt, tint, and pour as you create sidewalk chalk cubes, paints made from berries, a jumbo crayon, and more!"-- Page [4] of cover.

Where did they go? : a spotting book

August 10, 2016
Bornoff, Emily, 1976- illustrator.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Big Picture Press, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Where has the polar bear gone? Where did the sloth go? Can you find them? In this spotting book from printmaker and illustrator Emily Bornoff, search for endangered animals in jungles, in deserts, and on the ice.

Minecraft : the Survivors' book of secrets

August 10, 2016
Milton, Stephanie, author.
105 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
"Originally published in hardcover in the United Kingdom by Egmont UK Limited'--Title page verso.
This official Minecraft book contains collective knowledge of the Survivors - an underground group of Minecraft experts who've been around since the early days of alpha. Written by the Chief - the leader of the group - it contains their most cunning plans and their most ingenious inventions. On the home front, you'll learn what kind of base best suits your needs, what to stock in your arsenal and how to protect your base with imaginative defensive features. Out in the field you'll learn how to stalk your enemies, how to master the art of practical munitions and how to crush any opponent in hand-to-hand combat.

Anne of green bagels

August 10, 2016
Buller, Jon, 1943- author.
183 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 20 cm
On her first day at her new school, Anne is saddled with the nickname Anne of Green Bagels, thanks to the health-food sandwich her grandmother has made her for lunch. Can things get any worse? Already her father has left home to try out his newest crackpot invention, the Pedestrian Mobile Home, and her mother has moved them from New Mexico to the cookie-cutter community of Megatown. Then she meets Otto, who shares her interest in music and in her favorite TV show, The Blimptons. Together they prepare to enter the school talent show with an original composition – Wolfman Stomp. When Anne sees the drawings in a childhood notebook of her father’s, she wonders — could it be that he was the real inventor of the Blimptons? And can she somehow get him to come home and claim the credit he deserves?

Kid artists : true tales of childhood from creative legends

August 10, 2016
Stabler, David.
Philadelphia, PA : Quirk Books, [2016]
207 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Leonardo da Vinci: the marvelous Medusa shield -- Vincent van Gogh: the boy who loved bugs -- Beatrix Potter: nature girl -- Emily Carr: out of the woods -- Georgia O'Keeffe: born a rebel -- Louise Nevelson: coming to America -- Dr. Seuss: and to think that he saw it on Mulberry Street -- Jackson Pollack: boy on the move -- Charles Schulz: the shy guy -- Yoko Ono: reversal of fortune -- Jean-Michel Basquiat: the anatomy lesson -- Claude Monet: impress to success -- Pablo Picasso: problem child makes good -- Frida Kahlo: like father, like daughter -- Jacob Lawrence: little kid, great migration -- Andy Warhol: Mother knows best -- Keith Haring: through a kid's eyes.
Forget the awards, the sold-out museum exhibitions, and the timeless masterpieces. When the world's most celebrated artists were growing up, they had regular-kid problems just like you!

5,000 awesome facts (about everything!) 3

August 10, 2016
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2016.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.

What Milly did : the remarkable pioneer of plastics recycling

August 9, 2016
Moser, Elise, author.
Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2016.
48 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Milly Zantow wanted to solve the problem of her town's full landfill and ended up creating a global recycling standard ; the system of numbers you see inside the little triangle on plastics. This is the inspiring story of how she mobilized her community, creating sweeping change to help the environment."

Zap! : Nikola Tesla takes charge

August 8, 2016
Kulling, Monica, author.
Toronto : Tundra Books, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm

Dollars & $ense : a kid's guide to using--not losing--money

August 8, 2016
Scott, Elaine, 1940- author.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2016]
98 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Skulls, sheep, and shells : money as a medium of exchange -- Worry, worry, worry! keeping money safe -- New money for a new nation : America builds a banking system -- Money comes in and money goes out : how banks work -- Money goes away : the great depression -- Money shrinks : the great recession -- Can I borrow some money? : what to do about debt -- Where did my money go? : sticking to a budget -- Conclusion : how to be rich without even trying.
"Dollars & Sense" is a basic operating instruction manual for money that will teach readers about the history of money, the way our American economy works, and how to make important decisions about personal finance.

Who is Hillary Clinton?

August 8, 2016
Alexander, Heather, 1967- author.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2016]
106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Who is Hillary Clinton? -- Standing up for herself -- A time of change -- Meeting Bill -- First Lady of Arkansas -- The Hillary problem -- FLOTUS -- Into the spotlight -- Making history -- Madame Secretary -- The next chapter -- Timeline.
Introduces the former first lady, senator and secretary of state while describing how she became a role model for women as a lawyer, a staunch supporter of important political and social causes, and the first woman to run as the Democratic candidate for president.

Marvel : absolutely everything you need to know...

August 8, 2016
Bray, Adam, author.
New York, NY : DK Publishing/ Penguin Random House, 2016.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Characters -- Teams -- Locations -- Science and magic -- Key events.
Packed with fun facts, bizarre-but-true tales, and quirky insights into everyone's favorite Marvel comic characters, including The Avengers, Spider-Man, and Daredevil. little-known facts and information about the iconic Marvel characters.

My ultimate super hero manual

August 8, 2016
Behling, Steve, author.
New York, New York : Marvel Press, an imprint of Disney Book Group, 2016.
171 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: Marvel.
Allows readers to create a superhero persona, and also offers puzzles, quizzes, jokes, and facts about Marvel's heroes and villains.

Busy, busy, busy!

August 5, 2016
Ddang, Haneul, author.
31 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
English text edited by Joy Cowley ; original Korean text by Haneul Ddang ; Korean edition © Aram Publishing.
"The animals in the forest are very busy. They are making beautiful repeating patterns with fruits and flowers, sounds, and colors. What are all these patterns for? Why are they all so busy? Are they getting ready for a party?"--Page 4 of cover.

Labrador retrievers

August 5, 2016
Bowman, Chris, 1990- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, [2016]
24 pages : color illustrations, map (some color) ; 24 cm.
What are Labrador retrievers? -- History of Labrador retrievers -- Active and loving.
"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to Labrador retrievers. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"-- Provided by publisher.

My first book of Hindi words : an abc rhyming book of Hindi language and Indian culture

August 4, 2016
Singh, Rina, 1955-
30 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 24 cm
Organized as an ABC rhyming book, My First Book of Hindi Words incorporates common Hindi words into charming English-language rhymes, beginning with: "A is for akash . A sky so blue where little birds fly and big planes, too," and on through "Z is for zukhaam . Achoo! I sneeze. I must have a cold. Mama, hug me please!" Winsome, full-color pictures illustrate each word and allow even very young readers to make their first foray into India's official language. A helpful glossary at the end makes it easy for readers--including parents and teachers--to review what they've learned!

Incredible bugs

August 4, 2016
Butterfield, Moira, 1960- author.
New York, New York : Little bee Books, 2016.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
Amazing ants: the smallest to the largest -- The lovely ladybug: the insect farmer -- The friendly pest: awesome cockroaches -- Busy bees: the honey makers -- Itching ahead: the world of head lice -- Wily wasps: stingers and non-stingers -- Crazy caterpillars: amazing shapes and sizes -- Beautiful butterflies: nectar feeders -- Hairy fliers: the world of moths -- I'm just a stick!: incredible stick insects -- Fight!: tough rhino beetles -- Roll with it: hardworking dung beetles -- Jump champ: record breaking fleas -- Best bug builders: terrific termites -- Make some noise: crickets, grasshoppers and katydids -- Seeing is believing: flies and their eyes -- Bugs around the house: bugs in the home -- A bad crowd: locust swarms -- It's a smelly world: how insects smell -- Deadly is the female: murderous mosquitoes -- Pond patrol: aquatic insects -- In disguise: insect camouflage -- Flying ace: acrobatic dragonflies -- Lighting the way: luminous fireflies -- Fire!: insects that use chemicals -- Insect super travel: insect migration -- That's so weird!: the worlds weirdest insects.
"Beautiful butterflies, hard-working beetles, dangerous spiders, gross cockroaches, and much more will fascinate science and fact-hungry kids as they learn facts such as how strong ants really are, the incredible journey monarch butterflies take from Canada to Mexico and back again, and how many eyes bees have."--Provided by publisher.

Mega structures

August 4, 2016
Greathead, Helen.
New York, New York : Little bee Books, 2016.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"Amazing, towering structures like the Eiffel Tower, Colosseum, Taj Mahal, Sydney Opera House, and much more will fascinate science and fact-hungry kids as they learn facts such as how the Egyptian Pyramids (and other ancient buildings) were built without modern technology, what the Statue of Liberty originally looked like, and what makes the Leaning Tower of Pisa tilted. This Superstats book introduces readers to all sorts of structures in one convenient package filled with nearly 1,000 facts! Fascinating information is accompanied by wonderful photographs to ensure that kids' natural curiosity is both satisfied AND inspired"-- Provided by publisher.

I can be kind : my first manners book

August 4, 2016
Carlson, Amie, author.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2016]
14 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm

Cool refashioned hardware : fun & easy fashion projects

August 4, 2016
Kuskowski, Alex, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Checkerboard Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Restart your wardrobe -- Heavy metal fun -- Tools & materials -- Studded eyeglass case -- Tuned in headphones -- Bring on the bling -- Ray of sunshine necklace -- Hexagon bracelet -- Braided belt -- Cute key hats -- Geared up shirt -- Unhinged bracelet -- Hardware handbag.
Crafters will craft fashion items with cool refashioned hardware. Make a sparkly hinge bracelet, a hardware handbag, metal hex nuts shoes, duct taped headphones and more. This book is full of easy-to-follow steps and bright photography for every activity.

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