New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

July 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Martí's song for freedom = Martí y sus versos por la libertad

July 20, 2017
Otheguy, Emma, author.
New York : Children's Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc., 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
A bilingual biography of José Martí, who dedicated his life to the promotion of liberty for all men and women, Includes author's note, afterword, and author's sources.

The secret agent training manual : how to make and break top secret messages

July 20, 2017
Hunt, Elizabeth Singer, author.
©2017
103 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Companion to the Secrets agents Jack and Max Stalwart series"--Page [4] of cover.
"Want to learn how to make and break top secret messages like a real spy? IF so, this is the book for you! Inside are more than 80 pages of tips, tricks, and practice exercises for writing and deciphering cryptic communications. You'll learn how to make your own invisible ink, hide your messages, create unbreakable ciphers, and craft your own decoder gadgets. You can use this manual to learn how to exchange top secret notes with friends"--Page [4] of cover.

Ancient animals. Plesiosaur

July 20, 2017
Thomson, Sarah L., author.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2017]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Describes the physical characteristics and predatory behavior of the ancient marine reptile which became extinct sixty-five million years ago.

Crayola fall colors

July 20, 2017
Schuh, Mari C., 1975-
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
Leaves in fall -- Preparing for winter -- Fall on the farm -- Fall fun.

Crayola spring colors

July 20, 2017
Shepherd, Jodie.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Nature in Springtime -- Spring animals -- Spring weather.

Crayola summer colors

July 20, 2017
Schuh, Mari C., 1975-
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Summer days -- Flowers and food -- Summer fun -- World of colors.

Crayola winter colors

July 20, 2017
Shepherd, Jodie.
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
The wonders of winter -- Animals in winter -- Winter fun -- World of colors.
Crunchy white snow, green pine needles, bright holiday lights -colors are everywhere in winter! Explore color in the world around you. What colors make ou think of winter?

Dave and the giant pickle

July 20, 2017
Linne, Aaron.
[Nashville, TN] : B&H Publishing Group, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Perfect for early readers!"--Cover.
" Do you ever feel too small to do a really big job? That's how a shepherd boy named Dav feels when his big brothers head off to battle, leaving Dave with the sheep. But everyone is in for a surprise when they see who is willing to fight the biggest giant around? A retelling of the Bible story of David and Goliath, reminding us with with God even little guys can do big things!" --Back cover.

I can tie my own shoes.

July 20, 2017
©2014
13 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Includes practice shoe and step-by-step instruction"--Cover.
Step-by-step instructions and rhyming text teach readers how to tie their shoelaces, in a volume that includes shoelaces attached to an image of a shoe.

Josh and the big wall

July 20, 2017
Linne, Aaron, author.
[Nashville, TN : B & H Pub. Group, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Perfect for early readers!"--Cover.
"In Josh and the Big Wall you'll laugh while you learn a lesson about obedience with Bob and Larry and all your VeggieTales friends. After forty years, the Israelites finally get to the Promised Land. But they've overlooked one little thing -- the not-so-little city of Jericho! God has some strange directions on how to conquer the city, but will the Veggies come up with a plan of their own instead?" --Back cover.

LarryBoy and the foolish fig from Faraway

July 20, 2017
Linne, Aaron, author.
[Nashville, TN] : B&H Publishing Group, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Perfect for early readers!"--Cover.
"The Veggies head to the fair for some fun, but a Foolish Fig keeps convincing them to make bad choices. Stuffed with double-fried corndogs and stuck on the Souper de Dooper Looper ride, Junior and his friends find themselves in one sickly predicament. It's up to LarryBoy to save the day, dunk the Fig, and remind the kids that God wants us to make good choices."--Back cover.

LarryBoy and the merciless mango

July 20, 2017
Linne, Aaron, author.
[Nashville, TN] : B&H Publishing Group, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Perfect for early readers!"--Cover.
"The Bumblyburg VeggieMites are having a disappointing first day at the ballpark, and a mysterious mango is pushing Junior and his friends to pick fights and stay angry. As the kids listen to the Merciless Mango, they get more and more stuck in its syrupy mess. It's up to LarryBoy to pry them loose and show the villainous mango the importance of forgiveness."--Back cover.

LarryBoy and the Reckless Ruckus

July 20, 2017
Linne, Aaron, author.
[Nashville, TN] : B&H Publishing Group, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Perfect for early readers!"--Cover.
"The Veggies are excited to see the biggest rubber-band ball in the world, but there's an uninvited guest on their field trip--a Reckless Ruckus who spins like a tornado and knocks the giant ball off it's stand. LarryBoy must intercept the disaster and teaches an important lesson on being sorry". --Back cover.

LarryBoy and the Rude Beet

July 20, 2017
Linne, Aaron, author.
[Nashville, TN] : B&H Publishing Group, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Perfect for early readers!"--Cover.
"At Camp Kranky, the Veggies are supposed to be working together to climb walls and cross ropes, but rude Rudy Beetz is making the obstacle course seem more impossible. LarryBoy must save the day by helping the kids use kindness and teamwork to overcome Rudy's rudeness." --Back cover.

The League of Incredible Vegetables

July 20, 2017
Linne, Aaron, author.
[Nashville, TN : B & H Pub. Group, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Perfect for early readers!"--Cover.
LarryBoy, Thingamabob, and their friends go against villain Dr. Flurry to stop him from freezing their town and all its inhabitants.

Lyle the kindly viking

July 20, 2017
Linne, Aaron, author.
[Nashville, TN : B & H Pub. Group, 2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Perfect for early readers!"--Cover.
Lyle sneaks off to return his share of the loot after his fellow Vikings pillage a group of local monks.

Rack, Shack, and Benny

July 20, 2017
Linne, Aaron, author.
[Nashville, TN : B & H Pub. Group, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Perfect for early readers!"--Cover.
"The retelling of the Bible story of Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego offers a great reminder on how to resist peer presssure and stand up for what you believe." --Back cover.

Where's God When I'm S-scared?

July 20, 2017
Vischer, Phil
[Nashville, TN : B & H Pub. Group, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Perfect for early readers!"--Cover.
After watching a scary movie, Junior Asparagus is afraid to go to sleep. He gets help fro Bob and Larry who teach him God is bigger than anything he might be afraid of. --Back cover.

Zoobots : wild robots inspired by real animals

July 20, 2017
Becker, Helaine, author.
Toronto, ON ; Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, [2014]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Wild about robots! -- Snooorrff! (Shrewbot) -- Slither! (Uncle Sam) -- Stalk! (Whitesides' color changer) -- Squeeze! (Octobot) -- Spray! (Ole pill bug) -- Stick! (Stickybot III) -- Ripple! (Ghostbot) -- Whip! (Nanobot) -- Swoop! (Robobat) -- Creep! (Dynamic autonomous sprawled hexapod) -- Swarm! (Air jelly and Aqua jelly) -- Impersonate! (Geminoid F) -- Zoobot future?
Profiles imagined robots that are based on real animals including bats, jellyfish, snakes, and more.

Rain forests

July 19, 2017
Delano, Marfe Ferguson, author.
Washington, DC : National Geographic, [2017]
31 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 cm.

Cells : experience life at its tiniest

July 19, 2017
Gibson, Karen Bush, author.
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, 2017.
vii, 119 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Cells are life -- How do cells work? -- Discovering single-cell life -- Growing plants -- Explore animal cells -- Human side of cell science -- Cells impact medicine and agriculture -- Future of cell science.
If you look at a piece of a leaf or a drop of saliva through a microscope, what do you see? Cells are the basic building blocks of life and they make up every living thing, from plants to animals, from humans to bacteria! In Cells: Experience Life at Its Tiniest, readers ages 12 to 15 investigate cells and learn how they affect our health, reproduction, criminal investigations, and agriculture.

Explore comets and asteroids

July 19, 2017
Yasuda, Anita, author.
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, a division of Nomad Communications, [2017]
vii, 88 pages color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"With 25 great projects"--Cover.
All about asteroids -- Investigating asteroids -- Minerals, mining, and asteroids -- Curious about comets -- Cool comets -- Mysterious meteors.
Provides an introduction to comets and asteroids and gives step-by-step directions for interactive projects, including creating models of various celestial objects, experimenting with gravity, and building a refracting telescope.

Innovators : the stories behind the people who shaped the world

July 19, 2017
Lüsted, Marcia Amidon, author.
©2017
v, 122 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
"With 25 projects".
"Most people have heard of Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg, but how about Daniel Hale Williams, Mae Jemison, and Mary Anderson? The world owes a lot to the unsung heroes of innovation, people who used their ideas to make the world a better place through advances in health, technology, food science, and discovery! In Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World, readers ages 9 to 12 learn about many inventions, products, processes, and improvements people have made to create the reality in which we live. For example, in 1938, Ruth Wakefield added bits of chocolate to her cookies and invented Toll House chocolate chip cookies. In 2012, at the age of just 15, Jack Andraka developed a speedy and cheap method to detect pancreatic cancer. Being innovative means thinking creatively and critically to solve problems and find improvements--all it takes is an open mind, curiosity, and a desire to come up with ideas! Hands-on activities use the engineering design process and include creating a homemade version of Silly Putty and figuring out how to make a solar-powered oven. Links to primary sources, videos, and relevant websites offer a digital experience for deeper, independent learning and inspiration" --Amazon.com.

Polar lands

July 19, 2017
Gifford, Clive, author.
New York : Kingfisher, [2017]
64 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
Polar world -- Polar creatures -- Polar people.
"What is a glacier calf? Which animals turn white in winter? Who was the first explorer to reach the South Pole? In Focus: Polar Lands has the answers. In Focus is a new information series, featuring magazine-style pages, top 10 lists, fast facts, quickfire quizzes, and more."-- Provided by publisher.

Space

July 19, 2017
Prinja, Raman, 1961-
New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Macmillan
64 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Whale quest : working together to save endangered species

July 19, 2017
Young, Karen Romano, author.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2017]
128 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm

Artificial intelligence : building smarter machines

July 19, 2017
McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino, author.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2017]
104 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Dawn of a new age -- Can machines think? -- Deep learning -- The rise of robots -- Robots in extreme situations -- Socializing with robots -- The singularity -- Friendly, hostile, or indifferent? -- Epilogue: a glimpse of the future -- Milestones in AI history.
"Artificial intelligence promises to make our lives easier and better. Learn about the accelerated pace of technology as things that were once science fiction become science fact"-- Provided by publisher.

Mirabella the monarch's magical migration

July 19, 2017
Stoll, Scott, author.
[United States] : The Argonauts Publishing, [2017].
101 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
"Every year the monarch butterflies undertake the most amazing migration on Earth. Over the course of four generations, they travel from Canada to Mexico and back. This is an educational story about their challenging journey and the inspirational story of how one generation can inspire the next to make the world a better place"--Back cover.

My little pony : friends forever.

July 18, 2017
San Diego, California : IDW Publishing, 2014-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Collects issues #1-4 -- v. 2. Collects issues #5-8 -- v. 3. Collects issues #9-12 -- v. 4. Collects issues #13-16 -- v. 5. Collects issues #17-20 -- v. 6. Collects issues #21-24 -- v. 7. Collects issues #25-28 -- v. 8. Collects issues #29-33 -- v. 9. Collects issues #34-38

Coding iPhone apps for kids : a playful introduction to Swift

July 18, 2017
Winquist, Gloria, author.
©2017
xxi, 312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Teaches the fundamentals of programming iOS apps and games with Swift and Xcode, the official iOS development environment"-- Provided by publisher.

Food like mine.

July 18, 2017
New York, New York : DK, 2017.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Rice -- Wheat -- Corn -- Potatoes -- Other staples.
Explores the different ways corn, wheat, potatoes, and rice are prepared around the world, from Canadian poutine and Jamaican corn chowder to Moroccan couscous and Spanish paella. Includes kid-friendly recipes for a variety of staple foods from different cultures.

Take a picture of me, James Van Der Zee!

July 18, 2017
Loney, Andrea J., author.
New York : Lee & Low Books Inc., [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"A biography of James Van Der Zee, innovative and celebrated African American photographer of the Harlem Renaissance. Includes an afterword, photos, and author's sources"--Publisher.

Sea otters

July 18, 2017
Esbaum, Jill, author.
Washington, DC : National Geographic, [2017]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Pictures and text about sea otters for very young children"-- Provided by publisher.

Women in sports : 50 fearless athletes who played to win

July 18, 2017
Ignotofsky, Rachel, 1989- author.
California ; New York : Ten Speed Press, [2017]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes--from well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, to lesser-known athletes like skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee and Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a men's professional league. Covering more than forty sports, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about notable women's teams throughout history, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and muscle anatomy. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for the next generation of athletes"-- Provided by publisher.

When the sun goes dark

July 18, 2017
Fraknoi, Andrew, author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, map ; 28 cm
This illustrated book is a fun way to get young astronomers ready for August 2017, when millions of North Americans will have the rare chance to witness a solar eclipse. The book tells how two curious children and their grandparents re-create eclipses in their living room using a lamp, a tennis ball, two Hula Hoops, and Ping-Pong balls. Later, in the backyard and around the house, the family explores safe ways to view a solar eclipse and ponders phenomena from sunspots to phases of the Moon. Written by the authors of NSTA's award-winning book Solar Science, When the Sun Goes Dark gives children and adults hands-on techniques for learning the science behind eclipses of the Sun and Moon. --Publisher

LarryBoy and the Prideosaurus

July 18, 2017
Linne, Aaron, author.
©2016
[32] unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"A message on defeating pride"--Page 4 of cover.
When a sneaky Prideosaurus invades Bumblyburg Elementary, he convinces the kids to become prideful and only think about themselves. Soon the kids' big heads are getting them in even bigger trouble! LarryBoy must save the day and deflate the ominous Prideosaurus and his mighty ego, all while showing the real power of humility.

The zodiac legacy

July 17, 2017
Moore, Stuart, author.
©2016
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.
v. 1. Tiger island -- v. 2. Power lines -- v. 3. The age of bronze

Chasing Herobrine

July 17, 2017
Stevens, Cara J., author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"An unofficial graphic novel for Minecrafters." --Cover
The redstone dust has barely settled after Phoenix's epic battle against the Defender when word of a new threat arises: the legendary ghost of Herobrine has been sighted in Phoenix's village, and under cover of darkness, he's terrorizing a new family each night.

Egypt

July 17, 2017
Perkins, Chloe, author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Ahlan! My name is Amira, and I'm a kid just like you living in Egypt. Egypt is a country filled with big cities, beautiful deserts, and some of the coolest ancient monuments in the world! Have you ever wondered what Egypt is like? Come along with me to find out!

Evie's fashion book

July 17, 2017
McLeef, Tina, author.
Los Angeles : Disney Press, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Fashion book filled with design sketches, style tips, notes, and photos.

Katherine Johnson

July 17, 2017
Feldman, Thea, author.
©2017.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Meet Katherine Johnson, a brilliant mathematician who worked at NASA in the early 1950s until retiring in 1986. Katherine's unparalleled calculations (done by hand) helped plan the trajectories for NASA's Mercury and Apollo missions (including the Apollo 11 moon landing). She is said to be one of the greatest American minds of all time.

Motor Goose : rhymes that go!

July 17, 2017
Colby, Rebecca, 1968- author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
A collection of nursery rhymes with vehicular themes, such as "Tow, Tow, Tow the Car" and "Twinkle, Twinkle, UFO".

Growing friendships : a kid's guide to making and keeping friends

July 17, 2017
Kennedy-Moore, Eileen, author.
New York : Beyond Words ; Hillsboro, Oregon : Aladdin, 2017.
x, 181 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Pigs might fly

July 17, 2017
Abadzis, Nick, author.
New York : First Second, 2017.
203 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color map ; 22 cm
All the sensible hogfolk in Pigdom Plains know that if pigs were meant to fly, they'd have been born with wings--but there's no convincing Lily Leanchops. The daughter of renowned inventor Hercules Fatchops, Lily has watched her father's flying machines fail time and time again. Working in secret, Lily is trying to build what her father couldn't: an aircraft that actually works. Lily's secret project takes on a new sense of urgency when a mysterious enemy emerges from beyond the mountains. The Warthogs are coming, and they're piloting flying machines powered by dangerous magic spells. To save Pigdom Plains, Lily must take to the skies in her own experimental aircraft--and there's no time for a test run.--adapted from Amazon.com.

Area 51

July 14, 2017
Steinkraus, Kyla, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2018]
31 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Readers of this book will investigate the facts and compare the data provided in the fascinating text and compelling infographics, and then decide for themselves what's really going on at Area 51"--Provided by publisher.

The space disaster

July 14, 2017
McElligott, Matthew, author, illustrator.
New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
"When Dr. Cosmic's class meets Commander Nova, the school astronomer, they know their next lesson will be out of this world! With the help of Dr. Cosmic's latest invention--a planetarium--the class must complete four challenges. Each time the planetarium shifts and the atmosphere changes, the students find themselves floating from planet to planet. They put their new magnetic antigravity belts and trusted handbooks to the test to figure out where in the solar system Dr. Cosmic's invention has 'sent' them--and how to land safely back on Earth."--Provided by publisher.

Wish for a fish

July 14, 2017
Worth, Bonnie.
New York : Random House, c1999.
37 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
In rhyming text, the Cat in the Hat introduces Sally and Dick to the various inhabitants of the ocean, including herring, mackerel, jellyfish, sharks, manatees, and whales.

Atlantis

July 14, 2017
Steinkraus, Kyla, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2018]
31 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
"Readers of this book will investigate the facts and compare the data provided in the fascinating text and compelling infographics, and then decide for themselves if the Atlantis mystery is real"-- Provided by publisher.

Crop circles

July 14, 2017
Steinkraus, Kyla, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2018]
31 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
"Readers of this book will investigate the facts and compare the data provided in the fascinating text and compelling infographics, and then decide for themselves what's really going on with crop circles"--Provided by publisher.

Loch Ness monster

July 14, 2017
Uhl, Xina M., author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2018]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Readers of this book will investigate the facts and compare the data provided in the fascinating text and compelling infographics, and then decide for themselves if the Loch Ness monster is real"-- Provided by publisher.

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