New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

October 21, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Terra tempo

October 20, 2014
Shapiro, David.
Portland, OR : Craigmore Creations, c2010-
v. : chiefly col. ill., maps ; 25 cm.
[v. 1] Ice Age cataclysym! -- [v. 2] The four corners of time -- [v. 3] The academy of planetary evolution
Follow Ari, Jenna and Caleb through the big picture of Earth time. From the terrifying T-Rex to the wondrous woolly mammoth, explore with them as they adventure along the 4.5 billion year timeline of life on the third planet from the sun.

Brazilian cultures in perspective

October 20, 2014
Gagne, Tammy.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, [2015]
63 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
A country divided -- True progress -- Brazilian religions -- Jewish Brasilians -- Blending cultures, music, and dance -- The politics of punk -- Carnival! -- Carnical: did you know? -- On the ball -- Leading the way -- A taste of Brazil -- Breaking bread -- Experiencing Brazilian culture in the United States -- Map of Brazil -- Timeline.

Native Alaskan cultures in perspective

October 20, 2014
Gagne, Tammy.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2015.
63 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
The Athabascans -- Sidebar: The last great race on earth -- The Unanagax and Alutiiq -- Sidebar: Unanagax culture camp -- The Yup'ik and Cup'ik -- Sidebar: An unexpected find -- The Inupiaq and the St. Lawrence Island Yupik -- Sidebar: Repeat after me -- The Eyak, Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian -- Sidebar: The code talkers -- Does oil drilling threaten Native Alaskan cultures? -- Sidebar: The Exxon Valdez disaster -- Climate and culture -- Sidebar: So goes Alaska, so goes the world -- Experiencing Native Alaskan culture -- Map of Alaska -- Timeline -- Glossary.
"This book explores the Native Alaskan cultures. Learn about the people, lifestyles, food, politics, music, dance, religion, language, arts, architecture, education, sports and so on, and how they affect the culture of Alaska"--Provided by publisher.

Louisiana Creole and Cajun cultures in perspective

October 20, 2014
Tracy, Kathleen.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2014.
pages cm.
The Louisiana Purchase -- The evolution of the Cajuns -- Creoles -- Traditions -- Religious traditions -- Notable Cajuns/Creoles.

Understanding Saudi Arabia today

October 20, 2014
Klepeis, Alicia, 1971-
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, [2014]
63 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm.

Understanding Israel today

October 20, 2014
Silverman, Elisa.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, [2015]
63 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm

Understanding Iraq today

October 20, 2014
Blesch, Will.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2015.
63 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm.

Winter walk

October 20, 2014
Snow, Virginia Brimhall.
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Slide, step, and stomp through the snow with Grammy as she takes her grandkids on a winter adventure. As they explore the woods, they spot a cardinal, learn why some trees are green all year, and build a tall snowman. At the end of the day, they learn how to build a pinecone bird feeder."--Publisher.

A merry Christmas cookbook

October 20, 2014
Garces, Cristina, author.
New York : Disney Press, [2014]
63 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
At head of title: Disney.
Disney characters share their favorite Christmas recipes, including Belle's classic winter porridge for breakfast, Lightning McQueen's pot pie for dinner, and Pooh Bear's mini honey buns for dessert.

BirdCatDog : a graphic novel

October 20, 2014
Nordling, Lee.
Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, [2014]
32 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Three-story books"--Title page.
"Tells the story of a bird, a cat, and a dog through wordless comics. Everyone is a hero in his own story and every story is connected"-- Provided by publisher.

My big barefoot book of wonderful words

October 20, 2014
Fatus, Sophie, author.
Cambridge, MA : Barefoot Books, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
"Over 700 words to lean & share"--Cover page 4.
Follow a bustling family through their busy day. The story unfolds through simple header sentences and bright detailed illustrations.

Chimpanzees

October 17, 2014
Shaffer, Jody Jensen.
Minneapolis, MN : ABDO Publishing Company, [2014]
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Getting to know our super smart relatives -- Life cycle and social organization -- Intelligence, traits, and behaviors -- Range, habitat, and threats -- Past, present, and future.
"Learn more about chimpanzees, how they use their cleverness to survive, and how they are astonishing scientists with their surprising smarts."-- Provided by publisher.

Stinky bugs

October 17, 2014
Emerson, Joan, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2013]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Provides information about a variety of bugs, including the stink bug, ladybug, cockroaches and beetles.

Children's book of magic

October 17, 2014
Hildyard, Anne, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
125 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Traces the history of magic from its origins in Ancient Egypt through the performances of today, sharing step-by-step instructions for how to learn twenty tricks in such areas as transformation, levitation, and prediction.

Guts & glory : the American Civil War

October 17, 2014
Thompson, Ben, 1980-
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
317 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
First blood -- A clash of ironclads -- Shiloh -- The Cleopatra of the secession -- The great locomotive chase -- Robert E. Lee in Northern Virginia -- The deadliest day -- Chancellorsville -- Horse and steel -- Gettysburg -- The making of the Confederate navy -- The fifty-fourth Massachusetts -- Morgan's Raid -- Second Sabine pass -- The Rock of Chickamauga -- Union nurse -- Grant versus Lee -- Mobile Bay -- The election of 1864 -- The end of the line.

Born in the wild : baby mammals and their parents

October 17, 2014
Judge, Lita.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Depicts common mammalian traits through illustrations to explain how numerous animal and human babies share many of the same needs.

My grandfather's coat

October 17, 2014
Aylesworth, Jim.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
A tailor's very old overcoat is recycled numerous times over the years into a variety of garments and other uses.

101 dog tricks, kids edition : fun and easy activities, games, and crafts

October 17, 2014
Sundance, Kyra, author.
©2014
191 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Easy games -- Easy crafts -- Easy tricks -- East art -- For the athletes -- Brain games -- Amazing art -- Useful things.
Offers instructions to teach the family dog tricks, including peekaboo, hoop jump, and handstand.

Minecraft hacks : master builder : the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you

October 17, 2014
Miller, Megan, author.
©2014
118 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"With Minecraft hacks master builder, kids will learn how to build the coolest stuff, including an underwater house, a pirate ship, and a fortified castle! Other tips will help gamers: Find the best locations, choose their favorite style, learn how to get started with foundations and walls, become landscaping experts, learn how to decorate their living room, and much more! Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on planning all types of buildings and with over one hundred screenshots, Minecraft Hacks Master Builder shows exactly how the experts bring their amazing structures to life, from designing realistic roofs and exteriors to planning crenelated castle battlements. Detailed step-by-step illustrated guides will let every kid follow along to build their very own awesome castles, bridges, and farms and add the decor and landscaping details that bring their creations to life."--Amazon.com

Remaking the john : the invention and reinvention of the toilet

October 17, 2014
DiPiazza, Francesca, 1961-
©2015
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Alice Waters and the trip to delicious

October 16, 2014
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs, author.
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Chef Alice Waters takes her friends on a tour of healthy eating.

Mechanics

October 16, 2014
Meister, Cari.
©2015
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Bullfrog Books are published by Jump!"--Title page verso.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers explains the different kinds of mechanics and the machines that they fix, including cars, missiles, and ships"-- Provided by publisher.

Farmers

October 16, 2014
Meister, Cari, author.
©2015
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Bullfrog Books are published by Jump!"--Title page verso.
Farmers at work -- On the farm.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers explains what farmers do how they work to raise crops and animals"-- Provided by publisher.

Firefighters

October 16, 2014
Meister, Cari.
Minneapolis, MN : Jump, [2014]
24 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Firefighters at work -- At the fire station -- Picture glossary.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells how firefighters fight fires and keep people safe"-- Provided by publisher.

The Robot book : build and control 20 electric gizmos, machines, and hacked toys

October 16, 2014
Mercer, Bobby, 1961- author.
©2014
xi, 195 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Science in motion"--Cover.
Getting started -- Vibration bots -- Hacked toy bots -- Everything else bots -- What is next?
"The 20 easy-to-build robots in this project book can be constructed for little or not cost using common household objects and repurposed materials."-- Provided by publisher.

Is society becoming less civil?

October 16, 2014
Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
126 pages ; 24 cm.

We see snowflakes in winter

October 15, 2014
Felix, Rebecca, 1984- author.
Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Cold -- Ice -- Snowing -- On the ground.

Simpsons comics get some fancy book learnin'

October 15, 2014
New York : Harper, c2010.
142 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
"Collects Simpsons comics 62, 70, 76, 126 and 148"--T.p. verso.
Greek to me -- Aesop's fables -- Pandora Jr. -- Humpty dumped -- Hans across America -- 1001 Arabian nuts -- Bard boiled -- Bible stories.
Features the Simpsons family in classic literature including Greek mythology, Bible stories, and fairytales.

Chefs

October 14, 2014
Meister, Cari, author.
©2015
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Chefs at work -- In the kitchen.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers explains the different kinds of chefs who work in a restaurant and what they do"-- Provided by publisher.

Librarians

October 14, 2014
Meister, Cari.
Minneapolis, MN : Jump!, [2014]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Librarians at work -- At the library.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers gives examples of different things librarians do, such as ordering materials, helping patrons find information, and more"--Provided by publisher.

What's that smell? : a kid's guide to keeping clean

October 14, 2014
Kreisman, Rachelle, author.
South Egremont, MA : Red Chair Press, [2014] ©2015
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Dogs do it. Birds do it. Even stinky skunks do it! Keeping your body clean is one of the most important ways we all get along. Learn why it's important to your health, and the health of others, to stay clean and cut down on the stink!

From sea to shining sea

October 14, 2014
Gingrich, Callista.
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Part of the bestselling Ellis the Elephant series"--Jacket.
"Join Ellis the Elephant on a new adventure into American history as he explores the untamed wilderness with Lewis and Clark! In From Sea to Shining Sea, Ellis learns all about the Louisiana Purchase, the two explorers' epic journey across the North American continent, and the amazing discoveries and innovation it sparked. Parents and children will be thrilled by the sweeping adventure--and along the way, they'll learn about an important chapter of American history"-- Provided by publisher.

Just joking 6 : 300 hilarious jokes about everything, including tongue twisters, riddles, and more!

October 13, 2014
Pattison, Rosie Gowsell, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
207 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
Presents a variety of jokes and facts, including knock-knocks, tongue twisters, riddles, and traditional question and answer jokes.

Life of Fred. Apples

October 13, 2014
Schmidt, Stanley F. (Stanley Fredric), 1944-
Reno, Nev. : Polka Dot Publishing, c2014.
128 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
"Not just drill-and-kill. Fred has a need for math in his life. No more, 'when am I ever going to need this stuff'?''-- Cover verso.

Life of Fred. Butterflies

October 13, 2014
Schmidt, Stanley F. (Stanley Fredric), 1944-
© 2013
128 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Life of Fred. Cats

October 13, 2014
Schmidt, Stanley F. (Stanley Fredric), 1944-
Reno, Nev. : Polka Dot Pub., c2014.
128 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes index.

Life of Fred. Dogs

October 13, 2014
Schmidt, Stanley F. (Stanley Fredric), 1944-
Reno, Nev. : Polka Dot Publishing, c2014.
128 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes index.

Life of Fred. Farming

October 13, 2014
Schmidt, Stanley F. (Stanley Fredric), 1944-
Reno, Nev. : Polka Dot Pub., c2014.
127 p. : ill., music; 26 cm.
Includes index.

Life of Fred : goldfish

October 13, 2014
Schmidt, Stanley F. (Stanley Fredric), 1944-
Reno, Nev. : Polka Dot Pub., c2013.
128 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Includes index.

Life of Fred. Honey

October 13, 2014
Schmidt, Stanley F. (Stanley Fredric), 1944-
Reno, Nev. : Polka Dot Pub., [2013]
128 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Life of Fred. Kidneys

October 13, 2014
Schmidt, Stanley F. (Stanley Fredric), 1944-
Reno, Nev. : Polka Dot Pub., c2013.
128 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Includes index.

Life of Fred. Liver

October 13, 2014
Schmidt, Stanley F. (Stanley Fredric), 1944-
Reno, Nev. : Polka Dot Pub., c2013.
128 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Includes index.

Life of Fred. Mineshaft

October 13, 2014
Schmidt, Stanley F. (Stanley Fredric), 1944-
Reno, Nev. : Polka Dot Pub., c2013.
128 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Includes index.

The next wave : the quest to harness the power of the oceans

October 13, 2014
Rusch, Elizabeth.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
72 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.
The power of waves -- The mikes -- Building buoys -- Steel in the water -- Ducking the waves -- Testing, testing -- Big power from big seas -- Saved by waves?
Traces the innovative efforts of the scientific community to transform ocean waves into a renewable source of electrical power.

Doctors

October 13, 2014
Meister, Cari.
Minneapolis, MN : Bullfrog Books, [2014]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Doctors at work -- At the doctor's office -- Picture glossary.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers gives examples of different things doctors do: setting broken bones, yearly check-ups, taking care of cancer patients, and more"-- Provided by publisher.

Plumbers

October 13, 2014
Meister, Cari, author.
©2015
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Bullfrog Books are published by Jump!"--Title page verso.
Plumbers at work -- At the shop.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers describes what plumbers do to install and maintain water systems in homes and in the community"-- Provided by publisher.

Nurses

October 13, 2014
Meister, Cari.
©2015
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Bullfrog Books are published by Jump!"--Title page verso.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers describes what nurses do in the clinic, hospital, or emergency room and how they work to help keep us healthy and well"-- Provided by publisher.

Dentists

October 13, 2014
Meister, Cari.
©2015.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Bullfrog Books are published by Jump!"--Title page verso.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells what dentists do and how they work to keep our teeth healthy"-- Provided by publisher.

Construction workers

October 13, 2014
Meister, Cari, author.
©2015
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Hard at work -- On the job site.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers explains what construction workers do and how they work to build things in our community"-- Provided by publisher.

Police officers

October 13, 2014
Meister, Cari.
©2014
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Police officers at work -- At the police station -- Picture glossary -- Index -- To learn more.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers gives examples of how police officers fight crime and keep people safe"--Provided by publisher.

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