New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

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

The golden compass : the graphic novel

September 29, 2016
Melchior-Durand, Stéphane, author, illustrator.
©2015
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her dæmon always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle—a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, and a mysterious substance known as Dust. As she hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win—or to lose—this more-than-mortal battle. The stunning full-color art offers both new and returning readers a chance to experience the story of Lyra, an ordinary girl with an extraordinary role to play in the fates of multiple worlds, in an entirely new way.

I dissent : Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her mark

September 29, 2016
Levy, Debbie, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Traces the achievements of the celebrated Supreme Court justice through the lens of her many famous acts of civil disagreement against inequality, unfair treatment, and human rights injustice.

First light, first life : a worldwide creation story

September 29, 2016
Fleischman, Paul, author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
The author draws from a variety of folk traditions to put together the story of creation, including elements from many cultures.

The plot to kill Hitler : Dietrich Bonhoeffer : pastor, spy, unlikely hero

September 29, 2016
McCormick, Patricia, 1956- author.
©2016
xvii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Cast of characters -- A big, rambunctious family -- War breaks out -- Bonhoeffer seals his destiny -- Leaving home for the first time -- The trip that changed everything -- The men who would change Bonhoeffer's fate -- A new idea of what a church could be -- From faith to action -- Grappling with the existence of God -- A decisive experience: visiting the United States -- Heil, Hitler! -- Speaking out against the Führer -- The Aryan Paragraph -- Committing treason -- Bonfire of hatred -- A Nazi church -- A different kind of resistance -- Night of the Long Knives -- A breakaway church -- A conspiracy begins -- The war hits home -- A dark night of the soul -- From clergyman to courier -- Undercover -- Sounding the alarm -- Love in wartime -- The noose grows tighter -- Assassination attempts -- Caught -- Another attempt on Hitler's life -- Evidence of treason -- The end of the war -- Eternity at last.
It was April 5, 1943, and the Gestapo would arrive any minute. Dietrich Bonhoeffer had been expecting this day for a long time. He had put his papers in order -- and left a few notes specifically for Hitler's men to see. Two SS agents climbed the stairs and told the boyish-looking Bonhoeffer to come with them. He calmly said good-bye to his parents, put his Bible under his arm, and left. Upstairs there was proof, in his own handwriting, that this quiet young minister was part of a conspiracy to kill Adolf Hitler. This account includes the discovery that Bonhoeffer was one of the first people to provide evidence to the Allies that Jews were being deported to death camps. It takes readers from his privileged early childhood to the studies and travel that would introduce him to peace activists around the world -- eventually putting this gentle, scholarly pacifist on a deadly course to assassinate one of the most ruthless dictators in history.

Prince of fire : the story of Diwali

September 29, 2016
Verma, Jatinder Nath, 1954- author.
Cambridge, MA : Barefoot Books, 2016.
56 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Retells the Hindu tale of a heroic prince and his bride who are separated by the demon prince Ravana until the Monkey Army of Hanuman, god of the wind, helps them.

My first book of hockey

September 29, 2016
Bechtel, Mark, author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
"A rookie book"--Cover.
Presents simple facts about hockey, including terms, positions, and plays.

ABC : The Alphabet from the Sky

September 29, 2016
Gross, Benedikt, 1980- author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Discover the alphabet from a bird's-eye view! Geographer and designer duo Benedikt Gross and Joey Lee have taken the alphabet to new heights-literally! Using satellite imagery and computer technology, the pair has discovered "accidental letters" all over the world: in roads, rivers, buildings, lakes, and more. Take a journey around the Earth in 26 letters with this special book.

Creation

September 28, 2016
Rylant, Cynthia, illustrator.
New York : Beach Lane Books, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
"The King James Bible creation story illustrated in a folk-art style"--Provided by publisher.

Women in science : 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world

September 28, 2016
Ignotofsky, Rachel, 1989- author.
©2016
127 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Hypatia (350 CE-370 (?) -415 CE (?)) -- Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) -- Wang Zhenyi (1768-1797) -- Mary Anning (1799-1847) -- Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) -- Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) -- Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923) -- Karen Horney (1885-1952) -- Nettie Stevens (1861-1912) -- Florence Bascom (1862-1945) -- Marie Curie (1867-1934) -- Mary Agnes Chase (1869-1963) -- Timeline -- Lise Meitner (1878-1968) -- Lillian Gilbreth (1878-1972) -- Emmy Noether (1882-1935) -- Edith Clarke (1883-1959) -- Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998) -- Alice Ball (1892-1916) -- Gerty Cori (1896-1957) -- Joan Beauchamp Procter (1897-1931) -- Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin 1900-1979) -- Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) -- Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906-1972) -- Grace Hopper (1906-1992) -- Rachel Carson (1907-1964) -- Lab tools -- Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012) -- Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) -- Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) -- Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000) -- Mamie Phipps Clark (1917-1983) -- Gertrude Elion (1918-1999) -- Katherine Johnson (1918- ) -- Jane Cooke Wright (1919-2013) -- Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) -- Rosalyn Yalow (1921-2011) -- Esther Lederberg (1922-2006) -- Statistics in stem -- Vera Rubin (1928- ) -- Annie Easley (1933-2011) -- Jane Goodall (1934- ) -- Sylvia Earle (1935- ) -- Valentina Tereshkova (1937- ) -- Patricia Bath (1942- ) -- Christiane Nusslein-Volhard (1942- ) -- Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943- ) -- Sau Lan Wu (194?- ) -- Elizabeth Blackburn (1948- ) -- Katia Krafft (1942-1991) -- Mae Jemison (1956- ) -- May-Britt Moser (1963- ) -- Maryam Mirzakhani (1977- ) -- More women in science.
A collection of artworks inspired by the lives and achievements of fifty famous women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, from the ancient world to the present, profiles each notable individual.

The complete Chi's sweet home. Part 1

September 28, 2016
Konami, Kanata, 1958- author.
New York, NY : Vertical, Inc., [2015]
477 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Originally published as: Chiizu suiito houmu. 1-3. Tokyo, Japan : Kodansha, 2004-2006.
"Contains volumes 1-2-3 and three bonus cat comics!"--Back cover.

The complete Chi's sweet home. Part 2

September 28, 2016
Konami, Kanata, 1958-
New York, NY : Vertical Comics, Inc., [2016]
458 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Originally published as: Chiizu suiito houmu. 4-6. Tokyo, Japan : Kodansha, 2007-2009.
"Contains volumes 4-5-6 and two bonus cat comics!"-- Back cover.

The complete Chi's sweet home. Part 3

September 28, 2016
Konami, Kanata, 1958-
New York, NY : Vertical Comics, an imprint of Vertical, Inc., [2016]
459 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Originally published as: Chiizu suiito houmu. 7-9. Tokyo, Japan : Kodansha, 2010-2012.
"Contains volumes 7-8-9 and two bonus cat comics" -- Back cover.

Rapunzel : 3 beloved tales

September 28, 2016
Meister, Cari, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, [2015]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Rapunzel / illustrated by Valentina Bellon -- Clotilde / illustrated by Eva Montanari -- Petrosinella / illustrated by Colleen Madden.
Retells the classic German tale of Rapunzel in the tower, along with the similar tales of Clotilde from the Philippines, and Petrosinella from Italy.

Snow White : 4 beloved tales

September 28, 2016
Gunderson, Jessica, author.
©2015
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Snow White : a German fairy tale / illustrated by Eva Montanari -- Marigo of the 40 dragons : an Albanian fairy tale / illustrated by Colleen Madden -- The unnatural mother and the girl with a star on her forehead : a Mozambican fairy tale / illustrated by Carolina Farias -- The magic needle : a Turkish fairy tale / Valentina Belloni.
Retells the classic German version of Snow White, together with three similar tales--Marigo of the Forty Dragons from Albania, The unnatural mother and the girl with a star on her forehead from Mozambique, and The magic needle from Turkey.

Your fantastic elastic brain : stretch it, shape it

September 28, 2016
Deak, JoAnn M., author.
San Francisco, CA : Little Pickle Press, 2010.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
This innovative and timely picture book teaches children that they have the ability to stretch and grow their own brains. It also delivers the crucial message that mistakes are an essential part of learning. The book introduces children to the anatomy and various functions of the brain in a fun and engaging way.-- Source other than Library of Congress.

Droughts : be aware and prepare

September 27, 2016
Rustad, Martha E. H. (Martha Elizabeth Hillman), 1975-
©2015
32 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 27 cm.
Be weather aware -- What is a drought? -- What causes droughts? -- Where do droughts form? -- Why are droughts dangerous? -- How do people prepare for a drought?.
"Describes how droughts form, their effects, and how people can prepare for them"--Provided by publisher.

Floods : be aware and prepare

September 27, 2016
Gray-Wilburn, Renée, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint, [2015]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Be weather aware -- What is a flood? -- What causes floods? -- Where and when do floods happen? -- Why are floods dangerous? -- How do you prepare for a flood?.
"Describes how floods form, their effects, and how people can prepare for them"--Provided by publisher.

Hansel and Gretel stories around the world : 4 beloved tales

September 27, 2016
Meister, Cari, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, [2017]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Hansel and Gretel : a German fairy tale -- The witch : a Russian fairy tale -- Nennillo and Nennella : an Italian fairy tale -- Juan and Maria : a fairy tale from the Philippines.
Retells the classic Grimm fairy tale of the children who encounter a witch in the forest, together with three similar tales from Russia, Italy, and the Philippines.

Hurricanes : be aware and prepare

September 27, 2016
Gray-Wilburn, Renée.
©2015
32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm.
Be weather aware -- What is a hurricane? -- What causes hurricanes? -- Where and when do hurricanes form? -- Why are hurricanes dangerous? -- How do you prepare for a hurricane?
"Describes how hurricanes form, their effects, and how people can prepare for them"--Provided by publisher.

Thea Stilton

September 26, 2016
Stilton, Thea.
New York, NY : Papercutz, c2013-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.
v. 1. The secret of Whale Island -- v. 2. Revenge of the Lizard Club -- v. 3. The treasure of the Viking ship -- v. 4. Catching the giant wave -- v. 5. The secret of the waterfall in the woods -- v. 6. The Thea sisters and the mystery at sea
The Thea sisters are five fun, lively students at Mouseford Academy on Whale Island, who want to be real, live journalists. Between classes and friendships, love and small fits of jealousy, they find life at the Academy to be a never-ending adventure!

Fly Guy presents weather

September 26, 2016
Arnold, Tedd, author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Fly Guy is buzzing over to the weather station today. Come along to learn all about weather!"--Back cover.

Snow White

September 26, 2016
Phelan, Matt, author, illustrator.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, Samantha White, returning after being sent away by her cruel stepmother, the Queen of the Follies, years earlier; her father, the King of Wall Street, who survives the stock market crash only to suffer a strange and sudden death; seven street urchins, brave protectors for a girl as pure as snow; and a mysterious stock ticker that holds the stepmother in its thrall, churning out ticker tape imprinted with the wicked words "Another . . . More Beautiful . . . KILL."

Mongolia

September 26, 2016
Bjorklund, Ruth, author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, 2017.
144 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Above only sky -- Land of blue sky -- Living wild -- March through time -- Building a nation -- Moving on, moving up -- The people of Mongolia -- Eternal blue heaven -- Rhythm of life -- Ride in peace -- Timeline -- fast facts.

Niger

September 26, 2016
Somervill, Barbara A., author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, 2017.
144 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
School under the sky -- Sand and Sahel -- From addax to zebu -- The story of Niger -- Running the country -- Working the land -- Strong ties -- The path of Islam -- Story and song -- Nigerien life -- Timeline -- Fast facts.

Nigeria

September 26, 2016
Rogers Seavey, Lura, author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, 2017.
144 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
A world of potential -- Top to bottom -- The wild world -- Nigeria's rocky path -- Governing a young country -- Oil and more -- A diverse nation -- Spiritual life -- A vibrant culture -- Living in Nigeria -- Timeline -- Fast facts.

Tibet

September 26, 2016
Sonneborn, Liz, author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, 2017.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Fighting for a free Tibet -- The roof of the world -- In the wild -- Past and present -- Two governments -- An economic boom -- The Tibetan people -- Following Buddha -- Art, music, and sports -- Tibetan life -- Timeline -- Fast facts.

Grumbles from the town : Mother-Goose voices with a twist

September 23, 2016
Yolen, Jane, author.
©2016
40 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
This collection of poems is based on Mother Goose rhymes.

Rise of the lioness : restoring a habitat and its pride on the Liuwa Plains

September 23, 2016
Hague, Bradley, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2016]
56 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
The great plains -- The decline and fall of the Liuwa Plains -- A Liuwa without lions -- How to build an ecosystem -- The Liuwa Plains today.
More than a story about one brave lion, this book offers an introduction to life science by looking at the workings of an ecosystem, the methods of scientists and environmentalists, and the interconnection between the plant, animal, and human systems.

Everything predators

September 23, 2016
Hoena, B. A., author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2016]
64 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm.
"All the photos, facts, and fun you can sink your teeth into"--Cover.
Presents general information about different types of predators, looking at what they are, some of their methods of hunting, the characteristics of different species, their origins, and fun facts about them.

Freedom over me : eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life

September 23, 2016
Bryan, Ashley, author, illustrator.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
"Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away"-- Provided by publisher.

Football's #1s : the top stars in the game!

September 23, 2016
Kelley, K. C., author.
New York : Scholastic, Inc., 2016.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Everyone knows what the best team in the NFL is--it's the Super Bowl winner, of course! But who's the best quarterback? What about the quarterback with the strongest arm? The most accurate arm? We've answered those questions and many more in Football's No. 1s! What running back has the best moves? What wide receiver has the best hands? What kicker do you want out there with the game on the line? You'll find all those answers--and lots more--inside."--Back cover.

Ape and Armadillo take over the world

September 22, 2016
Sturm, James, 1965- author, illustrator.
©2016
34 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Armadillo is trying to come up with a plan for global domination ... but with every new idea, being a bad guy seems a little less fun-especially if ruling the world means losing your best friend"--Provided by publisher.

Benny and Penny in how to say goodbye

September 22, 2016
Hayes, Geoffrey, author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Toon Books, [2016]
35 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
When their salamander friend dies, mouse siblings Benny and Penny learn how to say goodbye.

Everything reptiles

September 22, 2016
Hoena, B. A., author.
©2016
64 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Presents general information about different types of reptiles, looking at what they are, how they are classified, the characteristics of different species, their origins, and fun facts about them.

Baseball superstars 2016

September 22, 2016
Kelley, K. C., author.
©2016
32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Baseball Superstars 2016 features the greatest superstars from the previous baseball season. This annually updated, photo-driven book features tons of full-color action photos and simple and engaging text. This is the definitive guide for baseball fans everywhere and a perfect introduction to America's favorite pastime!

Football Superstars 2016

September 22, 2016
Kelley, K. C., author.
©2016
32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Odell Beckham Jr. -- Tom Brady -- Antonio Brown -- Derek Carr -- Andy Dalton -- Larry Fitzgerald -- Todd Gurley -- Julio Jones -- Doug Martin -- Von Millar -- Cam Newton -- Aaron Rodgers -- J. J. Watt -- Rookie report -- 2015 NFL standings.

Pocket change : pitching in for a better world

September 22, 2016
Mulder, Michelle, 1976- author.
©2016
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
This book explores how growing a cabbage can fight poverty, how a few dollars can help ten families start their own businesses, and how running errands for a neighbor can help you learn to become a bike mechanic. It asks the question "What if you could meet all your consumer needs while, at the same time, get to know your neighbors and protect the environment?

Sea otter rescue

September 22, 2016
Eszterhas, Suzi, author.
Toronto, Ontario ; Berkeley, CA : Owlkids Books Inc., [2016]
44 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm.

Ghosts

September 21, 2016
Telgemeier, Raina, author, illustrator.
©2016
239 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Catrina and her family have moved to the coast of Northern California for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis. Cat is even less happy about the move when she is told that her new town is inhabited by ghosts, but Maya sets her heart on meeting one.

The music in George's head : George Gershwin creates Rhapsody in blue

September 21, 2016
Slade, Suzanne, author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
"With rhythmic swirls of words and pictures, Suzanne Slade and Stacy Innerst beautifully reveal just how brilliantly Gershwin reached inside his head to create his masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue. It's a surprising and whirlwind composition of notes and sounds and one long wail of a clarinet-dazzling and daring, just like George Gershwin himself!"

It can't be true! 2

September 21, 2016
New York, New York : DK, 2016.
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Planet Earth and beyond -- The natural world -- The human world -- Feats of engineering.
Presents surprising facts about the world, including the size of the largest giant squid, how far a person walks in a lifetime, and what is the hottest chili pepper.

Zach makes mistakes

September 21, 2016
Mulcahy, William, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Publishing Inc., 2016.
26 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Zach can't wait for his field trip--he loves the museum! But when he accidentally forgets the rules, his excitement turns to dismay. Will he let embarrassing blunders ruin his day?"--Provided by publisher.

Switzerland

September 21, 2016
Rogers Seavey, Lura, author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, 2017.
144 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
The Swiss way -- Up, down, and all around -- The natural world -- The road to unity -- Power to the people -- Quality and care -- Melting pot -- Spiritual life -- Culture and sports -- Swiss life -- Timeline -- Fast facts.

The creepy case files of Margo Maloo

September 21, 2016
Weing, Drew, author, artist.
©2016
121 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 16 x 23 cm
Map on endpapers.
After moving to Echo City, Charles finds himself at the mercy of the town's monsters, but lucky for him there is Margo Maloo, monster mediator.

What's different about you? : medical conditions and disabilities explained for caring kids

September 21, 2016
Steiger, Heather, author.
©2014
27 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
A comprehensive children's book explaining medical conditions, impairments and disabilities in a kid-friendly and developmentally manner.

Chile

September 20, 2016
Burgan, Michael, author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, 2017.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm.
Welcome to Chile -- A land of extremes -- In the wild -- Creating Chile -- A strong democracy -- A growing economy -- The people of Chile -- Spiritual life -- Arts and entertainment -- Living and playing -- Timeline -- Fast facts.

Curious about the White House

September 20, 2016
Waters, Kate, author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm

Ohio

September 20, 2016
Maine, Tyler, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a capstone imprint, [2017]
32 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm.
"This book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of Ohio"-- Provided by publisher.

The marvelous thing that came from a spring : the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation

September 20, 2016
Ford, Gilbert, author, illustrator.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
"With magnificent dioramic illustrations, Gilbert Ford captures the joy, creativity, and determination behind the invention of an iconic, one-of-a-kind toy: the Slinky! One day, a spring fell from the desk of Richard James, an engineer and a dreamer. Its coils took a walk...and so did Richard's imagination. He knew right away that he had stumbled onto something marvelous. With the help of his wife, Betty, Richard took this ordinary spring and turned it into a plaything. But it wasn't just any old trinket--it was a Slinky, and it would become one of the most popular toys in American history,"--Amazon.com.

Amazing U.S. Air Force facts

September 20, 2016
Marx, Mandy R., author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a capstone imprint, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.
Amazing airmen facts -- Amazing on the job facts -- Amazing vehicles facts -- Amazing weapons facts.
"The U.S. Air Force is a powerful military force. But there is more to this high-flying military branch than you might imagine. These surprising facts about the U.S. Air Force will amaze you"-- Provided by publisher.

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