New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

February 24, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Rising above. Inspiring women in sports

February 23, 2018
Zuckerman, Gregory, author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2018]
215 pages ; 22 cm
Simone Biles -- Elena Delle Donne -- Venus and Serena Williams -- Mo'ne Davis -- Bethany Hamilton -- Carli Lloyd -- Wilma Rudolph -- Ronda Rousey -- Swin Cash -- Kerri Strug.
"Behold the power of women! These are the inspirational real-life stories of female superstar athletes Serena and Venus Williams, Simone Biles, Carli Lloyd, and more -- role models all. For sports fans, aspiring athletes and readers of sports biographies. Growing up in a crime-plagued, gang-infested neighborhood, Venus and Serena Williams were led to believe their environment was not a place where dreams could come true. It took a relentless determination, a burning desire to be the best, and a willingness to conquer racial barriers for them to emerge as tennis legends. Simone Biles was raised by a single mother with addiction issues, forcing her grandparents to intervene. But Simone soon discovered balance beams and gymnastics mats, setting her on a path toward Olympic greatness. Carli Lloyd, meanwhile, believed her youth soccer career was really starting to take off, only to be cut from her team. Instead of quitting the sport she loved, Carli rebuilt her confidence from the ground up, ultimately becoming one of the leaders on the World Cup Champion US Women's Soccer team. The athletes featured in this book met earth-shaking challenges head on, and through hard work and perseverance, went on to conquer the sports world. This collection of mini biographies, complete with first-hand content drawn from interviews, is a source of inspiration and self-empowerment for kids and sports fans of all ages. Also included in the book: Wilma Rudolph (track and field), Mo'ne Davis (Little League baseball), Swin Cash (basketball), Elena Delle Donne (basketball), Bethany Hamilton (surfing), Ronda Rousey (mixed martial arts), and Kerri Strug (gymnastics). Praise for Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports: "An inspiring, empowering collection of true stories of perseverance and resolve." --Kirkus Reviews"-- Provided by publisher.

The extra special baby : the story of the Christmas promise

February 23, 2018
Woodward, Antonia, author.
Oxford : Lion Children's, 2016.
1 volume : color illustrations ; 25 cm
A long time ago, a long way awaym some very clever men discovered a very exciting promise! In Bethlehem, under the quiet night sky, an Extra Special Baby was born.

In the city

February 23, 2018
Brown, Carron, author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some colour) ; 27 cm.
"Hold the page to light to reveal hidden secrets"--Cover.
Meet a family living in the city and enjoy a day in their company as they travel to work and to school, shop, relax in the park, enjoy a play, and eat dinner in a restaurant. As we follow them around the city, we learn what's under the ground, what's in the museum, how people get to work, what's behind the theater curtain, and much more. For children aged 3 and up, this beautifully illustrated nonfiction title is the perfect introduction to life in a big city. The unique design of the book allows children to discover a "hidden" image by holding the page up to a bright light.

At the garage

February 23, 2018
Brown, Carron, author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"Hold the page to light to reveal hidden secrets"--Cover.
What goes on inside a busy, noisy garage? Children can find out in this beautifully illustrated Shine-a-Light title, which looks at a day in a garage, where engines are fixed, wheels are pumped up, and vehicles are repainted and mended so that everyone can go on their way.

What a wonderful word

February 23, 2018
Edwards, Nicola, author.
Tulsa, OK : Kane Miller, 2018.
58 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Have you ever wished there was a name for a person who asks too many questions? Or a word for the way you hesitate when you've forgotten someone's name? This handpicked collection of untranslatable words from all over the world celebrates the magic of language, with gorgeous original artwork and fascinating facts about each word and the culture it comes from"--Back cover.

Chinese and English nursery rhymes : share and sing in two languages

February 22, 2018
Wu, Faye-Lynn, author.
©2010
33 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Accompanying CD comprises all the rhymes sung by children and adults who are native speakers.
Rig-a-jig-jig -- Dāng wŏ men tóng zài yì qĭ -- When we are together -- Kites go up -- Tiào shéng -- Jumping rope -- As I was going along -- Zĭ zhú diào -- Tune on a bamboo flute -- Ladybug -- Xiăo chóng chóng -- Little bugs -- Birds -- Wŏ shì zhī xiăo xiăo niăo -- I am a little bird -- One two three four five -- Yī èr sān pá shàng shān -- One two three, climb up the mountain -- I hear thunder -- Xià yŭ gē -- The rain is coming -- I love little Pussy -- Xiăo māo mī -- Little kitten -- Hickory dickory dock -- Xiăo lăo shŭ -- Little mouse -- To market, to market -- Sān lún chē -- Tricycle -- Muffin man -- Mài yóu tiăo -- Doughnuts for sale -- Happy birthday to you -- Zhù nĭ shēng rì kuài lè -- Happy birthday to you -- I'm a little teapot -- Mèi mei bēi zhe yáng wā wā -- Little sister -- Three young rats with black felt hats -- Liăng zhī lăo hŭ -- Two tigers -- Down by the station -- Huŏ chē kuài fēi -- The train -- I see the moon -- Yuè liàng chū lái liăo -- The moon is rising -- Twinkle, twinkle, little star -- Xiăo xīng xīng -- Little stars -- Rock-a-bye baby -- Yáo a yáo -- Rock and rock -- Star light, star bright -- Māma de yăn jīng -- My mama's eyes -- Head shoulders knees and toes -- Tóur jīan băng xī jiăo zhĭ -- Head shoulders knees and toes.
A collection of nursery rhymes in English and Chinese, some originating from each tradition, interspersed with facts about Chinese culture and traditions.

Space heroes

February 22, 2018
Dolan, Hannah, author.
©2018
23 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Packed with facts you need to read" --Cover.
Out of this world -- Women of NASA -- Looking at space -- Clever computers -- Science star -- Amazing astronaut -- Space travel -- Blastoff! -- Space stars.
Profiles four women who have been integral to NASA's space program, helping to develop the Hubble Space Telescope, create computer code to send spacecraft to the moon, and work onboard the space shuttle.

Women in science

February 22, 2018
Green, Jen, author.
©2018
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Scientists of ancient times -- Explorers of science -- Heroes of healthcare -- Engineers and inventors -- Reach for the stars -- Computer scientists -- Natural scientists -- Super scientists -- Nobel Prize winners -- Careers in science.
Profiles female pioneers in the fields of science, technology, architecture, and mathematics, tracing their backgrounds and world-changing contributions.

Sports & fitness : how to use your body and mind to play and feel your best

February 22, 2018
Maring, Therese Kauchak, author.
Middleton, Wisconsin : American Girl, [2018]
109 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Team sport or solo activity? To compete, to have fun with your friends, to express your creativity, or to feel good in your own skin? Whatever you play, whatever your reason, whatever your level, this book is for you. You'll find: exercises to make you stronger and last longer - confidence-building tips and brainpower drills - how to keep your body healthy, and why - team- and spirit-building activities - advice for talking with coaches and parents - tips for playing with heart - tons of ideas from girls like you.

Did you hear what I heard? : poems about school

February 22, 2018
Winters, Kay, author.
New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"A joyful, poetic celebration of kindergarten and first grade Poet Kay Winters has written a book of zippy poems centering on the triumphs and trials of those first school years. This cheery collection covers an astonishing range of activities from the anticipated--dashing to the bus and science class discoveries--to the completely unexpected--losing a permission slip and seeing a teacher outside the classroom. Patrice Barton's sweetly smudgy watercolor illustrations show a wonderfully diverse class of young students, making this an ideal selection for every collection"-- Provided by publisher.

1,000 facts about insects

February 22, 2018
Honovich, Nancy, author.
Washington, DC : National Geographic Kids, [2018]
96 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm.
"Information about insects formatted for children."-- Provided by publisher.

Who's who in the Bible : everyone you need to know from the Old and New Testaments

February 22, 2018
Rubalcaba, Jill.
Washington, DC : National Geographic Kids, 2018.
95 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Includes index.
This valuable reference book features more than 100 notable people from the Old and New Testaments, offering kids a window into the biblical world and to the important men and women who shaped religious history.

A seed is the start

February 22, 2018
Stewart, Melissa, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2018]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm.
Beautiful photography and lyrical text pair with comprehensive picture captions in award-winning author Melissa Stewart's story about the surprisingly diverse world of seeds. Learn all about the plant cycle, from how seeds grow, the fascinating ways they travel, and what it takes for a seed to become a plant.

The secret kingdom : Nek Chand, a changing India, and a hidden world of art

February 22, 2018
Rosenstock, Barb, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
37 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
The incredible story of the world's largest visionary environment: the Rock Garden of Chandigarh, kept secret by outsider artist Nek Chand for fifteen years.

Atlas of miniature adventures

February 22, 2018
Leatherland, Lucy, illustrator.
©2016
64 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Author and illustrator names from cover.
Discover the world's smallest adventures with this beautifully illustrated journey around the world from the award-winning team behind Atlas of Adventures. Explore seven continent maps and learn about the best small-scale adventures on Earth - whether you're taking a ride on the world's largest miniature railway, sending a letter with the world's smallest post office or cruising coral reefs with the smallest seahorse, this book brings together the best miniature adventures from the four corners of the globe.

Curling

February 22, 2018
Labrecque, Ellen, author.
Lake Arbor : Cherry Lake Publishing, 2018.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
History: Curliing -- Geography: Canada rules curling! -- Civics: Olympic pride -- Economics: The cost of curling.
Using the new C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, Curling in the Global Citizens: Olympic Sports series explores the sport through the lenses of History, Geography, Civics, and Economics. Text and photos look at the history, basic philosophies, and geography of curling. As they read, students will develop questions about the text, and use evidence from a variety of sources in order to form conclusions. Data-focused backmatter is included, as well as a bibliography, glossary, and index.

Ice hockey

February 22, 2018
Labrecque, Ellen, author.
Ann Arbor : Cherry Lake Publishing, 2018.
32 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
History: Ice hockey -- Geography: Ice hockey players! -- Civics: Olympic pride -- Economics: Ice hockey is big business.
Using the new C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, Ice Hockey in the Global Citizens: Olympic Sports series explores the sport through the lenses of History, Geography, Civics, and Economics. Text and photos look at the history, basic philosophies, and geography of ice hockey. As they read, students will develop questions about the text, and use evidence from a variety of sources in order to form conclusions.

Snowboarding

February 22, 2018
Labrecque, Ellen, author.
Ann Arbor : Cherry Lake Publishing, 2018.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
History: Snowboarding -- Geography: Not everybody snowboards -- Civics: Olympic pride -- Economics: Snowboarding is big business.
Using the new C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, Snowboarding in the Global Citizens: Olympic Sports series explores the sport through the lenses of History, Geography, Civics, and Economics. Text and photos look at the history, basic philosophies, and geography of snowboarding. Content includes information on multiple Olympic events in the category. As they read, students will develop questions about the text, and use evidence from a variety of sources in order to form conclusions.

Speed skating

February 22, 2018
Labrecque, Ellen, author.
Ann Arbor : Cherry Lake Publishing, 2018.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
History: Speed skating -- Geography: The Netherlands and South Korea rule! -- Civics: Olympic pride -- Economics: Speed skating is big business.
Using the new C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, Skating in the Global Citizens: Olympic Sports series explores the sport through the lenses of History, Geography, Civics, and Economics. Text and photos look at the history, basic philosophies, and geography of speed skating. Content includes information on multiple Olympic events in the category. As they read, students will develop questions about the text, and use evidence from a variety of sources in order to form conclusions.

The World Cup : soccer's global championship

February 22, 2018
Doeden, Matt, author.
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2018]
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
The World Cup, international soccer's championship tournament, rules the global sports stage. Award-winning author Matt Doeden explores the history of international soccer and covers the World Cup's greatest moments, from the most shocking goals to bigges.

The cat encyclopedia for kids

February 22, 2018
Mattern, Joanne, 1963- author.
©2018
207 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Previously published as twelve library-bound editions."
"Sink your claws into some cat facts! Learn the history, behaviors, physical traits, and special characteristics of cat breeds including Siamese, Persian, American Shorthair, Abyssinian, Maine Coon, and many more. This guidebook gives cat lovers and owners an in-depth look at some furry feline friends. Charming photographs, fun facts, and hands-on pet care tips make this is the ultimate cat-alogue!"-- Provided by publisher.

The alphabet of alphabets

February 22, 2018
Sanders, Allan, 1969- illustrator.
Minneapolis : Wide Eyed Editions, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
"26 alphabetical games, from A-Z"--page [1] of cover.

Over the garden wall

February 21, 2018
McHale, Pat, author.
Los Angeles, CA : KaBoom!, 2016-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
"Originally published in single magazine form." --Title page verso.
[v. 1] Collects Over the garden wall special no. 1 and Over the garden wall no. 1-4 -- v. 2. Collects Over the garden wall ongoing no. 5-8 -- v. 3. Collects Over the garden wall ongoing no. 9-12

Warbler wave

February 21, 2018
Sayre, April Pulley, author, photographer.
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 x 29 cm
"Discover the magic--and the science--behind the migration of warblers with this stunning photographic picture book from the award-winning author and photographer of Raindrops Roll, Best in Snow, and Full of Fall. The migrating warblers have arrived, to feed and preen, to refuel and rest before continuing on their amazing journey of thousands of miles. This photographic picture book captures in lush detail the story of these tiny, colorful, and diverse birds. April Pulley Sayre's vibrant photography has been called "striking" and "wonderful in every way" by Kirkus Reviews, and Warbler Wave is just that"-- Provided by publisher.

The friendship mix-up

February 21, 2018
Gownley, Jimmy, author.
New York : Random House, [2018]
93 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Princess Rapunzel organizes a holiday that she dubs "Friendship Day" and creates an elaborate puzzle gift for her friends Eugene and Cassandra, a celebration that is thrown into turmoil by the kidnapping of Pascal the chameleon.

Skylanders : Spyro & friends

February 21, 2018
Marz, Ron, author.
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Arbor Day / story by Ron Marz & David A. Rodriguez ; art by Jack Lawrence ; colors by Ander Zarate ; letters by Deron Bennett -- Full Blast / story by Ron Marz & David A. Rodriguez ; art by Salvatore Constanza ; colors by Jordi Escuin ; letters by Deron Bennett -- Goldslinger / story by Ron Marz & David A. Rodriguez ; art by Jack Lawrence ; colors by Ander Zarate ; letters by Deron Bennett -- Tri and tri again / story by Ron Marz & David A. Rodriguez ; art by Massimo Asaro ; colors by Ander Zarate ; letters by Tom B. Long.
"Join Spyro and his fellow Skylanders as they embark on all-new adventures! Stealth Elf, Eruptor, Jet-Vac, and all of your favorites are here ready to battle Kaos and the rest of the various vile villains of the land!" -- Provided by publisher.

The giant book of hacks for Minecrafters : a giant unofficial guide featuring tips and tricks other guides won't teach you

February 21, 2018
Miller, Megan, 1963- author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2018]
369 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"The Giant Book of Hacks for Minecrafters teachers Minecrafters everything they need to know about manipulating and programming command blocks within Minecraft, manipulating redstone to make amazing contraptions and machines, how to add modifications to their Minecraft game, and more!"--Back cover.

On our street : our first talk about poverty

February 21, 2018
Roberts, Jillian, 1971- author.
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm.
Using illustrations, full-color photographs and straightforward text, this nonfiction picture book introduces the topics of homelessness and poverty to young readers.

10 reasons to love a bear

February 21, 2018
Barr, Catherine, 1951- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Quarto Publishing, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Illustration on first page visible through die-cut hole in front cover.
"Published in association with the Natural History Museum, London"--Back cover.
"Did you know that bears can sleep for months on end? Or that they hum when they are happy? Open this book to learn all about why bears are incredible and 10 reasons why you should love them"--Back cover.

Ozma of Oz

February 21, 2018
Shanower, Eric.
New York : Marvel Entertainment, 2012.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published in magazine form as Ozma of Oz #1-8.
Continuing the Eisner Award-winning Oz adaptions -cover.
Dorothy Gale takes yet another unexpected trip to a mystical, faraway land of Ev. There she meets new friends such as Tik-Tok the mechanical man and Billina, perhaps the cleverest chicken you'll ever encounter. Dorothy will also have to face the wicked Nome King, who's imprisoned the royal family of Ev. Lucky for her, she'll get help from her Oz friends such as the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow - along with the new Queen of Oz, the lovely Ozma! But can even their combined might win the day and see Dorothy back home?

Words that built a nation : voices of democracy that have shaped America's history

February 21, 2018
Miller, Marilyn, 1946- author.
New York : Rodale Kids, 2018.
224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The Mayflower Compact -- Poor Richard's Almanack / Benjamin Franklin -- Speech to the Second Virginia Convention / Patrick Henry -- Common Sense / Thomas Paine -- Letter to John Adams / Abigail Adams -- The Declaration of Independence -- Federalist No. 78 / Alexander Hamilton -- The Constitution and the Bill of Rights -- Farewell Address / George Washington -- The Star-Spangled Banner / Francis Scott Key -- The Monroe Doctrine / James Monroe -- Declaration of Sentiments / Seneca Falls Convention -- The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro / Frederick Douglass -- The Emancipation Proclamation / Abraham Lincoln -- The Gettysburg Address / Abraham Lincoln -- The Fourteenth Amendment -- The Fifteenth Amendment -- I Will Fight No More Forever / Chief Joseph -- Statement on the causes of Wounded Knee / Chief Red Cloud -- Twenty Years at Hull-House / Jane Addams -- The Sixteenth Amendment -- The Fourteen Points / Woodrow Wilson -- The Nineteenth Amendment -- The Immigration Act -- War Message to Congress / Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka -- Inaugural Address / John F. Kennedy -- The Declaration of Indian Purpose -- Silent Spring / Rachel Carson -- Speech at the Berlin Wall / John F. Kennedy -- The March on Washington Address / Martin Luther King, Jr. -- The Ballot or the bullet / Malcolm X -- Speech to Striking Grape Workers / César Chávez -- The Eagle Has Landed -- I'd Rather Be Black Thank Female / Shirley Chisholm -- Letter of Resignation / Richard M. NIxon -- Tear Down This Wall / Ronald W. Reagan -- Speech at the United nations Conference on Women / Hillary Rodham Clinton -- Address to the Nation on the September 11 Attacks / George W. Bush -- Speech on Race / Barak Obama -- Obergefell v. Hodges.
From the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address to the 2015 Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, the updated collection preserves the documents of the first edition and introduces the landmark statements that are impacting our nation today.

Epidemics and pandemics : real tales of deadly diseases

February 21, 2018
Cummings, Judy Dodge, author.
©2018
123 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 123).
"True stories"--Cover and title page.
Bloodthirsty bacteria and venomous viruses -- The great mortality: bubonic plague -- Secret weapon: smallpox in the New World -- Yellow fever threatens independence -- Deadly traveler: The Spanish flu -- The deadly mystery: AIDS -- Glossary -- Resources.
Epidemics and pandemics: real tales of deadly diseases tells the tale of five of history's most critical contagions and the havoc these diseases wreaked across the globe, including the bubonic plague, yellow fever, smallpox, Spanish influenza, and AIDS. This nonfiction book for early middle schoolers whets their appetites for history by combining real-life horror stories with primary sources and rich language.

When God made light

February 21, 2018
Turner, Matthew Paul, 1973- author.
New York : Waterbrook, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 23 cm
'Let there be light!' that's what God said. And light began shining and then started to spread." Wild and creative illustrations from top children's illustrator David Catrow pair with Matthew Paul Turner's lyrical verse in this message of a God-made light that cuts through darkness to bring vision and hope to all young readers.

The impressionists

February 21, 2018
Sorbier, Frédéric, author.
©2013
28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Originally published: Editions Gallimard Jeunesse, ò013.
First discovery / Art."
"This book explains what Impressionism is and presents the favorite themes of the most distinguished impressionist artists (Courbet, Degas, Renoir, Monet, Pissaro, Sisley, Seurat, Cézanne and Van Gogh). Readers will look at the way they portray city and country life, the sea, summer and winter. Six transparent pages reveal hidden surprises."-- Amazon.com.

Getting a pet

February 21, 2018
Rober, Harold T., author.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Explains how to take care of pets, and uses different animals as examples, including cats, dogs, and iguanas.

Dog pals

February 21, 2018
Jacobs, Pat, author.
New York, NY : Crabtree Publishing Company, 2018.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Your dog from head to tail -- All shapes and sizes -- Choosing your dog -- In the dog house -- Getting to know you -- Doggy diets -- Day-to-day care -- Health and safety -- Dog behavior -- Communication -- Training -- Fun and games -- Dog quiz -- Quiz answers.
From where they sleep to what they eat and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book gives you all the pet care advice you need to become a dog s best pal. Learn the inside information on how dogs communicate, what games they like to play, and how to understand their behavior, so you can build a bond with your pet that will last a lifetime.

Havāī jahāza kaise uṛate haiṃ?

February 21, 2018
Sarāvagī, Aditi, author.
Bengaluru : Pratham Books, 2017.
20 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Translated from English.
Sarla wants to fly. But she has no wings.

Pokémon : diamond and pearl adventure!

February 20, 2018
Ihara, Shigekatsu.
San Francisco : VIZ Media, c2008-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published by Shogakukan Inc. in Japan as Pokémon D : P Pocket Monster Diamond Pearl Monogatari.

Mighty Jack

February 20, 2018
Hatke, Ben, author, artist.
New York, N.Y. : First Second, 2016.
203 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Jack dreads summer because his single mother has to work and leaves him at home with his boring little sister who is autistic. She doesn't talk at all. Ever. But one day while they are at a flea market, she does talk. She tells Jack to trade their mother's car for a box of mysterious seeds. It's the best mistake Jack has ever made!

DC super hero girls. Date with disaster

February 20, 2018
Fontana, Shea, author.
Burbank, CA : DC, 2018. ©2018
127 pages : Chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Catwoman is out alone on the prowl one night when KABOOM--an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs rouses the other girls from their slumber. Star students Batgirl and Lois Lane both know the lab incident is fishy, and they meet later to share clues. But nothing could've prepared Batgirl for what they see next--Batgirl's dad on a date.

Who was Henry VIII?

February 20, 2018
Labrecque, Ellen, author.
©2018
108 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Who was Henry VIII? -- Young Henry -- Heir to the throne -- Happy Henry -- Life at court -- Off to war -- London riots -- The great matter -- Off with her head! -- Oh boy! -- A bitter and sad ending -- Larger-than-life -- Timelines.
Mainly remembered for his six marriages and his self-appointment as the "Supreme Head of the Church of England," Henry VIII was also attractive, educated, and athletic. When Henry Tudor ascended to the English thrown at the age of 17, his reign looked promising. But by the time of his death in 1547, King Henry VIII was characterized as an extremely egotistical, harsh, and insecure king.

Earth verse : haiku from the ground up

February 20, 2018
Walker, Sally M., author.
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
A collection of haiku poems celebrates the planet Earth, including such topics as rocks, earthquakes, fossils, volcanoes, and the water cycle.

School people

February 20, 2018
©2018
32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
School's story / Rebecca Kai Dotlich -- Bus driver / Matt Forrest Esenwine -- Crossing guard / Ann Whitford Paul -- Principal / J. Patrick Lewis -- Teacher / Joan Bransfield Graham -- Spanish teacher / Alma Flor Ada -- Lunch lady / Robyn Hood Black -- Custodian / Darren Sardelli -- Art teacher / Michele Krueger -- Music teacher / Irene Latham -- Coach / Charles Ghigna -- Theater teacher / Ren⥥ LaTulippe -- Librarian / Lee Bennett Hopkins -- Nurse / Amy Ludwig VanDerwater -- School's story reprise / Rebecca Kai Dotlich.
Welcome to school, a building of brick full of soul and heart, eager for students and staff to fill its halls with sounds. This anthology of fifteen poems celebrates the grown-up people that children encounter throughout the course of their school day: the school bus driver with her morning smile, the teacher who inspires imagination, the rarely seen, yet caring custodian, and the nurse who heals hurts, big and small.

Countries of the world : an atlas with attitude

February 20, 2018
Budzik, Mary Frances, 1955- author.
New York, NY : Kingfisher Books, [2018]
200 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 19 cm.
Title from cover.
Includes index and glossary.
This book puts the countries of the world on the map -- all 195 of them! Take a tour of the Americas, see the sights of Europe, and make tracks across Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Find out what it is that makes each country special.

Destination : planet earth

February 20, 2018
Nelson, Jo, 1977- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Wide Eyed Editions, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm
"Includes a huge double-sided poster"--Back cover.
Explore our planet Earth and learn what causes weather and climate, see how the water cycle works, and explore the science behind earthquakes, eruptions, and tsunamis. Find out about the threats faced by our beautiful planet--and what you can do to save planet earth.

Earth, wind, fire, and rain : real tales of temperamental elements

February 20, 2018
Cummings, Judy Dodge, author.
©2018
124 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
When Disaster Strikes -- Eden Burning -- Great White Hurricane -- Wall of Water -- Quake and Flame -- Black Sunday -- Glossary -- Resources.
"Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water: Real Tales of Temperamental Elements tells the story of five of America's deadliest natural disasters that were made worse by human error, ignorance, and greed."--Back cover.

How mamas love their babies

February 20, 2018
Fitzgerald, Juniper, author.
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 21 x 27 cm

Girl running : Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon

February 19, 2018
Pimentel, Annette Bay, author.
New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 28 cm
Because Bobbi Gibb is a girl, she's not allowed to run on her school's track team. But after school, no one can stop her--and she's free to run endless miles to her heart's content. She is told no yet again when she tries to enter the Boston Marathon in 1966, because the officials claim that it's a man's race and that women are just not capable of running such a long distance. So what does Bobbi do? She bravely sets out to prove the naysayers wrong and show the world just what a girl can do.

Meet the Pokémon of Kanto

February 19, 2018
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, [2018]
28 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Original French edition published by Les Livres du Dragon d'Or.
Find your favorite Pokémon in this full-color activity book.

Pikachu meets Eevee

February 19, 2018
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, [2018]
29 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Original French edition published by Les Livres du Dragon d'Or.
Pikachu and Eevee explore under the sea, in the moonlight, and more.

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