New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

November 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

November 21, 2014
Petrucha, Stefan, author.
New York, NY : Papercutz, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Rita Repulsa's attitude adjustment -- v. 2. Going green
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers return an all-new, epic adventure. Here's the all new series, based on the classic TV series, fans have been demanding to see!

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

November 21, 2014
Miller, Megan, author
©2014
vi, 122 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Practice! Defend! Attack!"--Cover
With Minecraft hacks combat edition, kids will learn how to defend their property and fight off hostile mobs and monsters like zombies, spiders, and skeletons! Other tips include: updated enchanting for armor, weapons, and more ; how to deal with new behaviors for hostile mobs ; the best ways to defeat new hostile mobs, such as killer bunnies, ocean-dwelling guardians, elder guardian mini-bosses, and the rare endermite. Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on fighting all types of enemies and with over one hundred screenshots, Minecraft hacks combat edition shows exactly how the experts defend themselves and fight attackers, from cave spiders to creepers to zombie pigmen. In Minecraft, the risk of attack is ever-present, and players need to know how to build weapons, set traps, and escape to safety.

Furry & feathered friends

November 21, 2014
Garbot, Dave, author, illustrator.
Irvine, CA : Walter Foster Jr., [2014]
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Presents step-by-step instructions for drawing cartoon animals and includes tips on getting started and the equipment needed for drawing.

The green sea turtle

November 21, 2014
Müller, Isabel (Illustrator), author, illustrator.
New York : NorthSouth, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 x 26 cm
Translation of: Grune Meeresschildkröte.
Maps on end papers.
Follows one green sea turtle for twenty years as it travels around the Indian Ocean and returns to its birthplace on Raine Island to lay eggs that will produce a new generation of sea turtles.

Paint it : the art of acrylics, oils, pastels, and watercolors

November 21, 2014
Bolte, Mari, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, [2014]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Step-by-step guides show how to create a variety of projects using acrylics, oils, watercolors, and pastels"--Provided by publisher.

Who was Frida Kahlo?

November 21, 2014
Fabiny, Sarah, author.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2013]
106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Who was Frida Kahlo? -- Little Frida -- A show of spirit -- An artist is born -- Meeting Diego again -- Life in the United States -- Ups and downs -- Up and up -- Painting through the pain -- Undying spirit.
"You can always recognize a painting by Kahlo because she is in nearly all--with her black braided hair and colorful Mexican outfits. A brave woman who was an invalid most of her life, she transformed herself into a living work of art. As famous for her self-portraits and haunting imagery as she was for her marriage to another famous artist, Diego Rivera, this strong and courageous painter was inspired by the ancient culture and history of her beloved homeland, Mexico. Her paintings continue to inform and inspire popular culture around the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Dance class

November 20, 2014
Béka.
New York : Papercutz, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 cm.
v. 1. So, you think you can hip-hop? -- v. 2. Romeos and Juliet -- v. 3. African folk dance fever -- v. 4. A funny thing happened on the way to Paris -- v. 5. To Russia with love -- v. 6. A merry olde Christmas -- v. 7. School night fever -- v. 8. Snow White and the seven dwarves

Dreaming in Indian : contemporary Native American voices

November 20, 2014
©2014
128 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
A powerful and visually stunning anthology from some of the most groundbreaking Native artists working in North America today.

The chimpanzee children of Gombe : 50 years with Jane Goodall at Gombe National Park

November 20, 2014
Goodall, Jane, 1934- author.
Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong : Minedition, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Jane Goodall introduces young readers to some of her favorite chimpanzees living in Gombe National Park, describing their behavior and family life.

One special rhino : the story of Andatu

November 20, 2014
[Brooklyn, NY] : [Beast Relief], [2014]
37 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Andatu, the only Sumatran rhino to be born in captivity in Indonesia, tells the story of his life at the Way Kambas rhino sanctuary, his species' fight for survival and what children can do to help save rhinos.

How to slay a werewolf : and definitely live to tell the tale

November 19, 2014
Howard, M. J. (Martin J.), author.
London : Ticktock, 2014.
123 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"A howl to guide with real bite!"--Cover.
"This book comes with Professor Van Helsing's guarantee of successful werewolf slaying. Tired of fangs at your throat? Devastated at the loss of yet another hamster? Bothered by hungry monsters chasing you through the night? Not anymore! Follow the tips and techniques in this book for successful slaying every time. And remember, if you are eaten, Professor Van Helsing will give you 100% of your money back!"--P. 4 of cover.

La tigre e il gatto

November 19, 2014
Oshima, Eitaro.
Milano : Babalibri, 2012.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm
Original title: Mukashi mukashi tora to neko wa.

Busy butterflies

November 18, 2014
Tuchman, Gail, author.
©2014
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Flap your wings and fly! Find out all about butterflies, and a tiny, hungry caterpillar.

Divorce : the ultimate teen guide

November 18, 2014
Gay, Kathlyn.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
211 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

The Gallaudet children's dictionary of American Sign Language

November 17, 2014
Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, 2014.
xvi, 374 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm + 1 videodisc (4 3/4 in.)
Includes index.
Accompanying DVD includes children demonstrating all of the signs.
Preface -- Introduction -- How to read this dictionary -- Children's dictionary of American sign language -- Index.
"Features more than 1,000 ASL sign drawings; all signs paired with ... color illustrations; introduction [explains] how to sign ASL and fingerspell; complete index of English terms for each sign, including synonyms; sample sentences using specific words to match every sign's meaning"--Page 4 of cover.

Sensational senses : smell, listen, touch, look, taste

November 17, 2014
Goldsmith, Mike, 1962- author.
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Cover title.
"With flaps, tabs and a pop-up surprise!"--Cover.

Si Pilandok at ang manok na nangingitlog ng ginto = Pilandok and the hen that laid golden eggs

November 17, 2014
Añonuevo, Victoria.
Metro Manila, Philippines : Adarna House, 2003, c1995.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Pilandok uses his cleverness to save the people from the whims of the selfish Datu Usman.

Understanding the stock market

November 17, 2014
Thompson, Helen, 1957-
Broomall, Pa. : Mason Crest Publishers, c2011.
64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
An introduction to the stock market that provides information and answers related questions, covering selling shares, dividends, shareholders, recession, risk, and more.

Get into art : places

November 17, 2014
Brooks, Susie, author.
©2014
31 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Discover great art and create your own." -- Cover.
Bedroom in Arles -- Grand Canal with San Simeone Piccolo -- Landscape at Ceret -- Castle and sun -- Mount Fuji in clear weather -- Night at Sainte Adresse -- Aboriginal dot painting -- Winter landscape -- Coming out of school -- Islandia -- New York under gaslight -- The human condition.
Introduces readers to works of art featuring "places" by such esteemed artists as Vincent van Gogh, Juan Gris, Paul Klee, Katsushika Hokusai, Raoul Dufy, Wassily Kandinsky, L.S. Lowry, Abraham Ortelius, Stuart Davis, Rene Magritte and provides instruction for "place" centered art projects.

Shot clock slam

November 14, 2014
Kreie, Chris.
Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2011.
49 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 19 cm.
"Perry the Playmaker has always been the Tigers' go-to guy--until super-tall and ultra-talented Jason joins the team. Feeding the ball to Jason in the post is a guaranteed two points, but Perry refuses to play nice. Instead, he hogs the ball and takes bad shots, ruining the team's rhythm. Will Perry's selfishness spoil the Tigers' run at the state championship, or will the two talented teens team up to slam dunk the competition?"--Unedited summary from book.

BMX breakthrough

November 14, 2014
Bowen, Carl.
Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2012.
49 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.
Since his accident Billy Cruz has lost some of his confidence and has been holding back when doing his BMX tricks--will he regain confidence in time for the next competition and sort out his feelings for the super-competitive Penny Allen?

Point-blank paintball

November 14, 2014
Ciencin, Scott.
Mankato, MN : Stone Arch Books, c2010.
49 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.
Identical twins Noah and Peter Eccleston make a great team, especially when playing paintball, but when a coach offers a chance for only one to join his elite team, they must compete against one another for the spot.

I'll haunt you! : meet a ghost

November 14, 2014
Knudsen, Shannon, 1971-
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Meet Pablo. He's a ghost! He flies around and moves through walls! He loves to play tricks on living people. But don't get creeped out. Pablo's not real. He's one of the monsters you meet in stories. He just wants to tell you about ghosts. Find out how a ghost haunts a house. Learn about different kinds of ghosts around the world. And check out some of Pablo's favorite tricks. You'll have a wild time with this monster buddy!

Let's celebrate Veterans Day

November 14, 2014
DeRubertis, Barbara.
New York : Kane Press, 2014.
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.

Veterans Day

November 13, 2014
Dash, Meredith, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Abdo Kids, [2015]
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 29 cm.
Includes index.

Presidents' Day

November 13, 2014
Dash, Meredith, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Abdo Kids, [2015]
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 29 cm.
Includes index.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

November 13, 2014
Dash, Meredith, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Abdo Kids, [2015]
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 29 cm.
Includes index.

Labor Day

November 13, 2014
Dash, Meredith, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Abdo Kids, [2015]
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 29 cm.
Includes index.

Columbus Day

November 13, 2014
Dash, Meredith, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : ABDO Kids, [2015]
24 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 x 29 cm.
Includes index.
Introduces the life and accomplishments of Christopher Colombus, how Columbus Day became a holiday, and how it is celebrated in the United States.

Reality check

November 13, 2014
Yomtov, Nelson.
Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2010.
49 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 19 cm.
As the state championship hockey game nears, Ricky struggles to find a balance between the aggressiveness his father insists he use and the teamwork his coach and friends urge him to practice.

Love is forever

November 13, 2014
Rislov, Casey, author.
Casper, WY : Casey Rislov Books, [2013]
30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
On title page, the "o" in love is presented as a heart-shaped balloon.
"Losing a loved one is difficult for anyone, but it is especially hard on a child who might be experiencing loss for the first time. Love is forever gives caregivers and children a beautiful way to begin talking about loss and grief and how to keep loved ones close in heart and mind through shared memories"--Page 4 of cover.

Celebrating Veterans Day

November 13, 2014
Landau, Elaine.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Elementary, c2012.
48 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Land of the free -- A special day -- Across America -- In schools -- Looking ahead -- Veterans Day craft project.
"Read about our war heroes and how we celebrate and honor them with a special day"--Provided by publisher.

Big Hero 6 : the essential guide

November 13, 2014
Dakin, Glenn, author.
©2014
59 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"First published in Great Britain by Dorling Kindersley Limited".
"Big Hero 6 features brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion--a robot named Baymax--Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city"--Publisher.

Hello Kitty. Work of art

November 13, 2014
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, 2014.
62 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 cm.
The doodles -- Watercolor -- Surprise performance -- Weld done -- Natural talent -- Music dreams -- Mustache mystery in the art museum -- Pottery pandemonium -- Sweet project -- Paintings -- An unexpected journey -- Say cheese.
Hello Kitty and her friends are making music, producing plays, snapping photos, solving mysteries and...playing with dragons? Art is all around, and Hello Kitty and her friends know exactly where to find it.

Why we live where we live

November 13, 2014
Vermond, Kira, author.
©2014
48 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
A sweeping journey through time and space to examine places that humans choose to call home. We are influenced by many factors--the availability of food and water, the jobs we seek, the need for safety and security. But we in turn influence our environment--intentionally or not--adapting the planet to suit our needs.

Families around the world

November 13, 2014
Ruurs, Margriet, author.
©2014
40 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm.
Families around the world -- Map -- Canada -- U.S.A. -- Mexico -- Brazil -- England -- Netherlands -- France -- Poland -- Israel -- Saudi Arabia -- Kenya -- Pakistan -- Mongolia -- South Korea -- Your family -- A note for parents and teachers -- Glossary.
Allows young readers to visit with fourteen children, each from a different country, to learn about their families. Includes suggested activities.

Ballet spectacular : a young ballet lover's guide and an insight into a magical world

November 13, 2014
Miles, Lisa, author.
Hauppauge, New York : Barron's, 2015.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 30 cm
"Royal Ballet"--Title page.
An introduction to ballet features facts on the dance discipline's history, basic steps, costumes, and famous dancers, and includes details of iconic performances from the Royal Ballet.

That's sneaky!

November 13, 2014
Boyer, Crispin, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Stealthy secrets & devious data that will test your lie detector!"--Cover.
A treasury of facts about strange science, masked history, and amazing phenomena includes entries ranging from hidden treasure stories and dangers in the animal world to the secret work of spies and tips for spotting forgeries.

Beauty and the beast

November 13, 2014
Olmstead, Kathleen.
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2014]
40 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast.

Noah : a wordless picture book

November 13, 2014
Ludy, Mark, illustrator.
Walden, New York : Plough Publishing House, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
This is the story of Noah (Genesis 5:32-10:1) in pictures.-- Provided by publisher.

The Island of Misfit Toys

November 13, 2014
Deneen, Brendan.
New York, NY : Square Fish, an imprint of Macmillan 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Two days before Christmas, a terrible snowstorm arrives and Charlie-in-the-Box is lost at sea! King Moonracer quickly puts together a band of Misfit Toys to rescue him. Together with Yukon Cornelius and Bumble, the Abominable Snow Monster, the Misftis embark on their greatest adventure yet! But one question remains -- will they save Charlie and return to the island in time for Santa to arrive? Or are the Misfits doomed to spend another Christmas without a little boy or girl to love them?

Spiders and scary creepy crawlies

November 13, 2014
De la Bédoyère, Camilla, author.
©2014
48 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Chiefly illustrations.
Presents a collection of unusual and miscellaneous facts about spiders and insects from around the world.

Whales and dolphins

November 13, 2014
De la Bédoyère, Camilla, author.
©2014
48 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Whales and Dolphins explores the oceans and gives a new twist on these fascinating creatures. From the Antarctic to the sunny coasts of the Caribbean, you can get a glimpse into the mysterious lives of these sea mammals. With tons of amazing images, wacky facts and unbelievable stories, kids will love reading about all of these creatures, from the friendly bottlenose dolphin, to the intimidating killer whale!

King Midas

November 13, 2014
Olmstead, Kathleen, author.
New York : Sterling Publishing Co., 2014.
40 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm

The lion and the mouse

November 13, 2014
Olmstead, Kathleen.
New York : Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., [2014]
40 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
A retelling of the well-known fable in which a little mouse saves the life of the King of Beasts.

Famous phonies : legends, fakes, and frauds who changed history

November 12, 2014
DuMont, Brianna, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, 2014.
162 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"The changed history series"--Title page.
Confucius -- George Washington -- Pythagoras -- Hiawatha -- Gilgamesh -- Major William Martin -- William Shakespeare -- Pope Joan -- Homer -- Prester John -- Huangdi -- The Turk.
"Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History is the first in a new nonfiction middle grade series that will explore the underbelly of history, making you question everything you thought you knew about history's finest. It's perfect for the history buff, the reluctant reader, or that kid who loves the strange and unusual."-- Provided by publisher.

Entrepreneurship : create your own business with 25 projects

November 12, 2014
Kahan, Alex, author.
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, a division of Nomad Communications, [2014]
v, 122 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Introduces the concept of entrepreneurship, covering how to develop ideas into business plans, marketing strategies, and money management.

The Snow Queen

November 12, 2014
Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875.
Paris : Auzou, 2013.
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 31 cm.
Translation from French by Susan Allen-Maurin.
A little girl journeys to the Snow Queen's domain to search for her friend whose heart has been turned to ice.

The fox and the grapes

November 12, 2014
Olmstead, Kathleen.
New York : Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., [2014]
40 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Retells the fable of a frustrated fox that, after many tries to reach a high bunch of grapes, decides they must be sour anyway.

Grimms' fairy tales : the classic edition

November 12, 2014
Encarnacion, Elizabeth, author.
Kennebunkport, Maine : Applesauce Press, [2014]
57 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
The frog prince -- Hansel and Gretel -- Rapunzel -- The old woman in the forest -- Brier Rose.
Presents a collection of five favorite fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm.

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