New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

March 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Sybil the backpack fairy

March 26, 2015
Rodrigue, 1961-
New York : Papercutz, 2011-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
v. 1. Nina -- v. 2. Amanite -- v. 3. Aithor -- v. 4. Princess Nina -- v. 5. The dragon's dance

The American Revolution : experience the battle for independence

March 26, 2015
Cummings, Judy Dodge, author.
vi, 122 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.
"With 20 projects"--Cover.
Shows readers how rebel soldiers fought in horrific conditions while their families faced their own hardships for the sake of freedom. Students examine wartime propaganda to discover the truth about events leading up to the war, and engage in vibrant debate, strategic planning, and literary deconstruction to understand the official documents upon which America is founded.

My family tree and me

March 26, 2015
Petričić, Dušan, author, illustrator.
Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2015.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 31 cm.

Look where we live! : a first book of community building

March 26, 2015
Ritchie, Scot, author, illustrator.
Toronto, ON ; Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, 2015.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm.

School days around the world

March 26, 2015
Ruurs, Margriet, author.
Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2015.
40 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

The grasshopper & the ants

March 26, 2015
Pinkney, Jerry, author, illustrator.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
In this retelling of the classic Aesop fable, hardworking ants stock up for the winter while a fun-loving grasshopper plays all year long, until the cold weather arrives and he realizes his mistake in not planning ahead.

Fun and festive fall crafts : leaf rubbings, dancing scarecrows, and pinecone turkeys

March 26, 2015
McGee, Randel, author.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Elementary, an imprint of Enslow Publishers, Inc., [2015]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Includes the scientific explanation behind the autumn season, a related myth, and step-by-step instructions on how to make eight fall-themed crafts out of various materials"-- Provided by publisher.
Fall! -- Leaf rubbings -- Pencil pals -- "Knowledge is power" book protectors -- Birdie bookmarks -- Bat marionette -- Potato stamp place mats -- Pinecone turkeys -- Barn-dance scarecrow -- Patterns.

I see things differently : a first look at autism

March 26, 2015
Thomas, Pat, 1959- author.
Hauppauge, New York : Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 2014.
29 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 24 cm.
Psychotherapist and counselor Pat Thomas puts her gentle, yet straightforward approach to work in this new picture book aimed at helping children understand what autism is and how it affects someone who has it.

My little pony. Adventures in friendship

March 25, 2015
volumes : chiefly colour illustrations ; 24 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
The magic of friendship contines in this collection of adventures! Featuring one-shots on Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy, plus a team-up issue with Rainbow Dash and Trixie, these stories drawing from the series Ponly Tales and Friends Forever have never been collected together - until now!

The high score and lowdown on video games

March 25, 2015
Krensky, Stephen.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2015.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
An introduction to the history of video games profiles such classics as Pong and Pac-Man while illuminating the technologies that inspired the games of today.

Dreams of freedom.

March 25, 2015
London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Worldwide champions of human rights, from Harriet Tubman and Anne Frank to Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi, share their dreams of freedom in words illustrated by artists from across the globe.

Talkin' guitar : a story of young Doc Watson

March 25, 2015
Gourley, Robbin, author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"With lyrical text and ... illustrations, Robbin Gourley tells the story of a boy whose spirit and determination led him to become one of the most celebrated and beloved figures of folk, bluegrass, and old-time music"--Dust jacket flap.

The tortoise and the hare : an Aesop fable

March 25, 2015
Watts, Bernadette, author.
New York : North-South Books, 2015.

Sleepy snoozy cozy coozy : a book of animal beds

March 25, 2015
Young, Judy, 1956- author.
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm

Bigfoot is missing!

March 25, 2015
Lewis, J. Patrick.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
A poetry collection about cryptozoological creatures (the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, Chupacabra, etc.) from around the world, written so as to allow the design of the book to disguise the fact that the collection is poetry-- Provided by the publisher.


March 25, 2015
Confalone, Nick, author.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (mostly color) ; 21 cm
"Helicopters are amazing machines! They can take off and land vertically, hover over an area, and even fly forward, backward, and laterally. This new nonfiction 8x8 is full of fascinating facts and photographs of these flying giants"--Provided by publisher.

Crazy for science with Carmelo the Science Fellow

March 25, 2015
Piazza, Carmelo.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.


March 25, 2015
Tardif, Benoit, 1983-
Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2015.
55 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Translation of French book with same title.

Welcome to the neighborwood

March 25, 2015
Sheehy, Shawn, author, artist.
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Cover title.
In this pop-up book meet seven animal builders and see how their unique skills help them to survive -- and to live together in harmony in the neighborwood!--Back cover.

My little pony : pony tales.

March 24, 2015
San Diego, Calif. : IDW, c2013-2014.
2 v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
This micro-series consists of single-issue stories, each focusing on a single character. The first six issues focus on the main six characters, and further issues focus on other characters.
v. 1. Originally published as My little pony micro-series issues #1-6 -- v. 2. Originally published as My little pony micro-series issues #7-10.

A kid's guide to keeping chickens

March 24, 2015
Caughey, Melissa, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2015]
137 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Why chickens? -- Choosing the best chickens -- Finding your flock -- From chick to chicken: the first six weeks -- Making a home for your hens -- Feeding your flock -- The excitement of eggs -- What to do with a sick chick -- Handling, training, and playing with chickens -- Chickens in the garden -- Chicken crafts -- Cooking with eggs.

Dinosaurs for kids

March 24, 2015
Ham, Ken.
Green Forest, AR : Master Books, ©2009.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Peek inside a dinosaur egg, discover what dinosaurs really ate, and learn how dinosaur tracks are made -- all in this awesomely-illustrated book!"--Page 4 of cover.
Age 1: formed -- Age 2: fearless -- Age 3: fallen -- Age 4: flood -- Age 5: faded -- Age 6: found -- Age 7: fiction.
"Dinosaurs for Kids shares the unique world of dinosaurs and their true history like never before as you: Meet the most unusual creatures to ever walk the earth, stalk the seas, or soar the sky! Discover how dinosaur bonebeds are made, and other kinds of fossils beyond just bones! Learn the truth behind museum exhibits and flawed evolutionary timelines! Within these pages kids will uncover the facts about dinosaur history from the Creation to recent discoveries. Let Ken Ham take you on a journey through time to explore these awesome wonders of God's design. From where dinosaurs lived to what scientists assume they know about these great creatures, dinosaurs have never been this exciting, revealing, and simply amazing!"--Page 4 of cover.


March 24, 2015
Morey, Allan, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Jump!, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Play baseball -- On the baseball field -- Picture glossary -- Index -- To learn more.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers introduces the basics of baseball and encourages kids to try it. Includes labeled diagram of baseball field and photo glossary"-- Provided by publisher.

I love baseball

March 24, 2015
Nagelhout, Ryan, author.
New York : Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2015.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 x 20 cm.
Includes index.
This book teaches beginning readers about the basics of the game, like throwing and catching, as well as talking about the equipment athletes use on the diamond every day.

Little kids first big book of who

March 24, 2015
Esbaum, Jill, author.
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits (some color) ; 26 cm.
"Read amazing stories about Martin Luther King, Jr., Amelia Earhart, Mohandas Gandhi, and many other fascinating and inspiring people from all over the world. These colorful and kid-friendly pages introduce younger readers to more than 50 people and their interesting lives,"--page [4] of cover.

The story of life : a first book about evolution

March 23, 2015
Barr, Catherine, 1951- author.
London : Frances Lincoln, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Just for today

March 23, 2015
John XXIII, Pope, 1881-1963, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"This decalogue for daily living from a beloved pope and saint offers the perfect reminder of how to make the most of every day"--Back cover.

In the new world : a family in two centuries

March 23, 2015
Raidt, Gerda, author.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, 2015.
37 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
"First published in Germany in 2013 by Beltz & Gelberg."
The story of Robert and Margarete and their children Johannes and Dorothea, who emigrate from Germany to the United States in 1850.

Civil War

March 23, 2015
Stanchak, John E., author.
72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"Discover the horror of slave life, and the Underground Railroad that helped its victims to escape. See the weapons used on the battlefields, from single-shot rifles to powerful Gatling guns. Find out how Abraham Lincoln became president in 1860 and why he was assassinated,"--Page 4 of cover.


March 23, 2015
Chrisp, Peter, author.
72 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
The early years -- Going to school -- Religious conflict -- A country childhood -- Country fun -- The lost years -- Up to London -- London shows -- Queen Elizabeth I's court -- The playwrights -- England at war -- Plague and poetry -- Enemies and protectors -- The players -- Building the Globe -- Staging a play -- Music and dance -- Clothes and costumes -- The boy player -- The audience -- Shakespeare's comedies -- The King's men -- The famous tragedies -- The Roman plays -- The romances -- Sun and stars -- Return to Stratford -- Printed plays -- Shakespeare's legacy -- Did you know? -- Who's who?
Explore the life of history's most famous playwright--from his Elizabethan world to the stories that inspired him.


March 23, 2015
Kerrod, Robin, author.
72 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
"Marvel at the beauty of the universe-from our solar system to galaxies in the farthest reaches of space"--Cover.
What is the universe? -- How do we fit in? -- How the Universe works -- In the beginning -- Fate of the Universe -- Exploring space -- Our solar system -- Our local star -- Earth's moon -- Comparing the planets -- Rocky worlds -- Home planet -- Mars, the Red Planet -- King of the planets -- Ringed Saturn -- New worlds -- Asteroids and meteors -- Icy wanderers -- Distant suns -- Variety of stars -- Clusters and nebulae -- Star birth -- Star death -- Black holes -- Milky Way -- Neighbors -- Galaxies galore -- Active galaxies -- Universe of life -- Star maps -- Discovery timeline -- Find out more -- Glossary -- Index.
Provides an in-depth, comprehensive look at the universe with a unique integration of words and pictures. Topics covered include: black holes, galaxies, the solar system, asteroids, meteors, meterorites, stars, quasars and more.

Scary snakes

March 20, 2015
Brown, Laaren.
New York : Scholastic Inc. ; 2015.
32 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
S-s-scary? -- Deadly bodies -- How snakes kill -- Born scary -- Top 10 deadly snakes -- Play snakes and ladders -- Glossary -- Index.
Read facts about the world's worst reptiles, snakes.

Good night yoga : a pose-by-pose bedtime story

March 20, 2015
Gates, Mariam.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, 2015.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 25 cm

When the wind blows

March 19, 2015
Clark, Stacy.
New York : Holiday House, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
This book explores the many facets of the wind and shows how blowing wind generates power as it introduces very young children to basic physics and engineering concepts.

Out of sight till tonight! : [all about nocturnal animals]

March 19, 2015
Rabe, Tish, author.
New York : Random House, [2015].
45 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Subtitle from cover.
"The Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Nick to visit with nocturnal animals and to explore their special adaptations for living in the dark."-- Provided by publisher.

Why'd they wear that? : fashion as the mirror of history

March 19, 2015
Albee, Sarah, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2015]
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
That's a wrap: the ancient world: 10,000 B.C. - A.D. 1000 -- Keeping the faith: the middle ages: 1000 - 1400s -- Going global: the age of exploration: 1400s - early 1500s -- Ruff & ready: the Renaissance: 1500s - early 1600s -- Lighten up!: the age of reason: 1600s - 1700s -- Hats (and heads) off: revolutionary times: mid-1600s - early 1800s -- Growing pains: marching toward modernity: mid-1700s - early 1900s -- Labor pains: the industrial revolution: mid-1800s - early 1900s -- Class dismissed: world at war: the 20th century & beyond -- What can you do? -- Time line.
Move over Project Runway. Get ready to chuckle your way through centuries of fashion dos and don'ts! In this humorous and approachable narrative, kids will learn about outrageous, politically-perilous, funky, disgusting, regrettable, and life-threatening creations people have worn throughout the course of human history, all the way up to the present day. From spats and togas to hoop skirts and hair shirts, why people wore what they did is an illuminating way to look at the social, economic, political, and moral climates throughout history.

Raspberry Pi

March 19, 2015
Severance, Charles R.
Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, [2014]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Making Pi -- Setting up -- Installing Linux -- Writing your first program -- What's next?
"The Raspberry Pi is a small computer that allows almost anyone to learn about computer programming. Readers will discover new processes, integrate visual information with text, and learn technical word meanings as they find out how the Raspberry Pi was invented and how makers are using it today. They will also learn how to set up and begin programming their own Raspberry Pis."--Publisher's web site.

I am feeling bashful : a first look at shyness

March 19, 2015
Thomas, Pat, 1959- author.
29 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Everyone feels shy at times, even grown-ups and other children who seem very brave. But excessive shyness may leave children feeling lonely and left out. This book [is intended to] help children take the first steps toward feeling more confident"

I can make music : easy-to-make instruments for kids, shown step by step

March 19, 2015
Purton, Michael, author.
London : Armadillo, an imprint of Anness Publishing Ltd, [2014]
47 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Python for kids : a playful introduction to programming

March 19, 2015
Briggs, Jason R.
xxiii, 318 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduces the basics of the Python programming language, covering how to use data structures, organize and reuse code, draw shapes and patterns with turtle, and create games and animations with tkinter.

Could an octopus climb a skyscraper? : ... and other questions

March 18, 2015
De la Bédoyère, Camilla, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm
This title provides an introduction into the life of an octopus. By imagining the octopus in everyday scenarios, readers can learn about their size, diet and other features.

A place for birds

March 18, 2015
Stewart, Melissa, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 x 28 cm
Maps on lining papers.
Examines the environmental needs of birds around the world and the effect that human behavior has had on their ability to survive, with examples of the efforts being made by scientists and conservationists to save specific species of birds.

Disney fairies.

March 17, 2015
[New York, NY] : Papercutz, c2010-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Cover title.
Authors and artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Prilla's talent v. 2. Tinker Bell and the wings of Rani -- v. 3. Tinker Bell and the Day of the Dragon -- v. 4. Tinker Bell to the rescue -- v. 5. Tinker Bell and the pirate adventure -- v. 6. A present for Tinker Bell -- v. 7. Tinker Bell, the perfect fairy -- v. 8. Tinker Bell and her stories for a rainy day -- v. 9. Tinker Bell and her magical arrival -- v. 10. Tinker Bell and the lucky rainbow -- v. 11. Tinker Bell and the most precious gift -- v. 12. Tinker Bell and the lost treasure -- v. 13 Tinker Bell and the Pixie Hollow games -- v. 14. Tinker Bell and Blaze -- v. 15. Tinker Bell and the secret of the wings -- v. 16. Tinker Bell and the pirate fairy
Meet the Fairies from Pixie Hollow featuring Prilla, Tinker Bell, Bess, Rani and many more.

Sweep up the sun

March 17, 2015
Frost, Helen, 1949-
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illlustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
"Illuminated by exquisite photographs of eleven species of birds, a spare poem inspires readers to open their wings and soar"--Publisher's website.

The popcorn astronauts : and other biteable rhymes

March 17, 2015
Ruddell, Deborah.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Hypnotize a tiger : poems about just about everything

March 17, 2015
Brown, Calef, author, illustrator.
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
138 pages ; color illustrations ; 24 cm
"This is the first longer-format, middle-grade collection from #1 New York Times-bestselling author-illustrator Calef Brown. Moving away from the picture book format offers Calef the opportunity to tackle a variety of themes and poetry styles as well as reach a slightly older audience along the lines of Doug Florian and Shel Silverstein. The book is chock-full of Calef's zany black-and-white artwork and features his wonderfully inventive characters and worlds--from the "completely nonviolent and silent" Lou Gnome to Percival, the impetuous (and none-too-sensible) lad who believes he is invincible, to Hugh Jarm (who has a huge arm, natch!). It's a whimsical world: creative, fun, and inspiring! "-- Provided by publisher.

Robert Griffin III

March 17, 2015
Yomtov, Nelson.
New York : Bearport Publishing, [2014]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
A shining start -- Early-season troubles -- Like father, like son -- High school hero -- College superstar -- Setback and comeback -- Rookie captain -- Turning things around -- Looking to the future -- Robert's life and career.
A profile of football great Robert Griffin III.

Crazy pets and cute animals

March 17, 2015
223 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
This title is filled with hilarious facts and wacky pictures of animals and pets from around the world. This newest children's title is a fantastic mix of the unbelievably zany and cute and cuddly and is sure to educate and entertain both reluctant readers and young explorers in a humorous style.


March 16, 2015
Thitaume, 1985- author.
New York : Papercutz, [2014]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Translated from the French.
v. 1. Bwaaaaaaaaaah! -- v. 2. Invasion
Bustin' out of your TV screen, the Rabbids invade their very own graphic novel series!

A rock can be . . .

March 16, 2015
Salas, Laura Purdie, author.
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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