New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

May 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Water is water : a book about the water cycle

May 27, 2015
Paul, Miranda, author.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"A Neal Porter book."
"A spare, poetic picture book exploring the different phases of the water cycle in surprising and engaging ways"-- Provided by publisher.

UFOs

May 27, 2015
Higgins, Nadia, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, Inc., 2014.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
What was that? -- Flying spaceships -- True or false?
"Engaging images accompany information about UFOs. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

The Loch Ness monster

May 27, 2015
McClellan, Ray.
Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, 2014.
24 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Spotting a monster? -- What is the Loch Ness monster? -- Something in the water?
"Engaging images accompany information about the Loch Ness Monster. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Ghosts

May 27, 2015
Higgins, Nadia.
Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, Inc., 2014.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Gust or ghost? -- Scary stories -- Evidence?
"Engaging images accompany information about ghosts. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

A young people's history of the United States : Columbus to the war on terror

May 27, 2015
Stefoff, Rebecca, 1951-
©2009
xiii, 448 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Previously published in 2 volumes: 2007.
Includes index.
Columbus and the Indians -- Black and white -- Who were the colonists? -- Tyranny is tyranny -- Revolutions -- The women of early America -- As long as the grass grows or water runs -- War with Mexico -- Slavery and emancipation -- The other Civil War -- Robber barons and rebels -- The American empire -- Class struggle -- World War I -- Hard times -- World War II and the cold war -- Black revolt and civil rights -- Vietnam -- Surprises -- Under control? -- Politics as usual -- Resistance -- The end of the twentieth century -- The "war on terrorism" -- War in Iraq, conflict at home -- "Rise like lions."
A history of the United States for young people.

Climate change

May 27, 2015
Green, Dan, 1975 June 20- author.
New York : Kingfisher, [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Includes index.
An introduction to climate change covers such topics as the polar ice caps, the greenhouse effect, global warming, and fossil fuels.

A year on the farm

May 27, 2015
Unstead, Sue, 1951- author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
47 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Follows the busy lives of Mr. and Mrs. Farmer on their farm throughout the seasons of the year, including turning over the soil in winter, caring for the baby animals born in spring, watering crops in the summer, and apples and wheat in fall.

Diving dolphin

May 27, 2015
Wallace, Karen, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
47 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Presents the life of a young dolphin as he interacts with other dolphins, leaps and flips out of the water, hunts for fish to eat, and hides from killer whales.

Eruption! : the story of volcanoes

May 27, 2015
Ganeri, Anita, 1961- author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
47 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Provides a basic introduction to volcanoes, explaining how they form and how volcanic eruptions occur, and describing the effect of different kinds of eruptions on people and the environment.

Rocket science

May 27, 2015
Lock, Deborah, author.
New York, New York : DK, 2015.
61 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Looks at the science behind rockets and rocketry, with experiments to try at home that demonstrate the principles involved.

Snakes : slither and hiss

May 27, 2015
Lock, Fiona, author
New York, New York : DK, 2015.
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduces readers to a number of different species of snakes, their appearances, and behavior patterns.

DK first encyclopedia.

May 27, 2015
New York, NY : DK Publishing, Inc., 2015.
168 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Provides informational articles arranged in such categories as "World Regions," "People and Society," and "History of People."

Titanic : the disaster that shocked the world!

May 27, 2015
Dubowski, Mark, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Describes, in easy-to-read text, the disastrous 1912 sinking of the world's largest ocean liner after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage.

DK first animal encyclopedia.

May 27, 2015
New York, NY : DK Publishing, Inc., 2015.
168 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.

The great big green book

May 27, 2015
Hoffman, Mary, author.
©2015
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 31 cm
Our home in space -- A wonderful world -- The blue planet -- The green planet -- Every breath we take -- Climate change -- All creatures great and small -- A race against time -- Save water, save energy -- Round and round -- Lasting longer -- Make it new -- Go slow -- Ask questions -- Invent -- Back to blue -- Some useful words -- Some useful websites.
"Think of the future. Can you imagine our planet as beautiful as it used to be? You could be the one to help make it beautiful again, with the things you do and the ideas you have. Your planet needs YOU!" From a simple introduction to our home in Space, the authors explain what we need for life on Earth, and show the importance of the rainforests and the oceans; they stress the need to look after our planet and show how some of the things we take for granted are running out, and how we have polluted so much our planet. The action plans include saving water, saving energy, recycling, reparing, growing seasonal food, cooking fresh food, saving on packing, asking questions...and thinking of new inventions and big ideas.

Ariol. Where's Petula?

May 27, 2015
Guibert, Emmanuel, author.
New York : Papercutz, 2015.
69 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; cm
If you're from the neighborhood, you surely know ARIOL, the little blue donkey with round glasses. He's fulfilling his greatest dream today: being invited to Petula's, the young cow he's secretly in love with. But the obstacles are mounting! Petula's dad, a fearsome bull from the South, and Petula's big brother, a sixteen-year-old calf raised by his mother, do their best to run interference. Will Ariol make it to Petula's room, at the end of the hallway on the right, to play Thunder Horse and Princess Filly?

The octopus scientists : exploring the mind of a mollusk

May 26, 2015
Montgomery, Sy.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
71 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 x 30 cm.

Dinosaurs on the go

May 26, 2015
Appleby, Alex, author.
New York, NY : Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2014.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Colorful young dinosaurs introduce many ways of getting around, such as riding a bike to the park, riding a bus to school, driving a car to the beach, rowing a boat to an island, driving a truck to the store, and driving a motorcycle to a bank.

Dinosaurs on the farm

May 26, 2015
Appleby, Alex, author.
New York, NY : Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2014.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Colorful young dinosaurs visit a farm and see a farmer, barn, tractor, cow, pig, horse, sheep, goat, chicken, rooster, turkey, and other animals.

Dinosaurs help out

May 26, 2015
Appleby, Alex, author.
New York, NY : Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2014.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Colorful young dinosaurs introduce ways to help parents, siblings, grandparents, and neighbors, such as cleaning a room, raking leaves, watering plants, walking the dog, sweeping the floor, and shoveling snow.

Dinosaur's five senses

May 26, 2015
Appleby, Alex, author.
New York, NY : Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2014.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Colorful young dinosaurs introduce their five senses: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and touching.

Dinosaurs at the zoo

May 26, 2015
Appleby, Alex, author.
New York, NY : Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2014.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Colorful young dinosaurs visit the zoo and see a lion, tiger, zebra, giraffe, gorilla, monkey, polar bear, panda, snake, frog, and other animals.

Dinosaurs at school

May 26, 2015
Appleby, Alex, author.
New York, NY : Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2014.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Colorful young dinosaurs introduce a flag, school bus, locker, pencil, pen, crayon, paintbrush, book, bookcase, teacher, backpack, computer, letters, numbers, and friend.

Dinosaur birthday party

May 26, 2015
Jeffries, Joyce, author.
New York : Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2015.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.

Forgive and let go! : a book about forgiveness

May 26, 2015
Meiners, Cheri J., 1957-
Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Publishing Inc., [2015]
35 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
"Includes activity guide for adults"--Cover.
"Being the best me!"--Title page.

Big book of who

May 26, 2015
An, Vickie.
New York, NY : Time for Kids Books, an imprint of Time Inc. Books, [2015]
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"1,001 amazing facts!"--Cover.

Stand tall! : a book about integrity

May 26, 2015
Meiners, Cheri J., 1957-
Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Publishing Inc., [2015]
35 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
"Includes activity guide for adults"--Title page.
"Being the best me!"--Title page.

Hurricane Katrina

May 22, 2015
Tuchman, Gail.
New York : Scholastic, 2015.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Find out what happened when Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans and blew people's lives apart.

125 cool inventions.

May 22, 2015
©2015
112 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
"Supersmart machines and wacky gadgets you never knew you wanted!"--Cover.

125 cute animals : meet the cutest critters on the planet, including animals you never knew existed, and some so ugly, they're cute.

May 22, 2015
©2015
111 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Presents images, anecdotes, and information about 125 exceptionally adorable animals, from pets like puppies and kittens, to such wild creatures as gorillas and ostriches.

Everything animals

May 22, 2015
Nichols, Catherine, author.
New York, NY : Time for Kids Books, an imprint of Time Inc. Books, [2015]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Supports the Common Core State Standards.
Includes index.
Animals -- The human body -- Sports.

Danger : dinosaurs!

May 22, 2015
Carbone, Courtney, author.
New York : Random House, [2015]
30 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Inspired by the motion picture Jurassic World.

Luna & me : the true story of a girl who lived in a tree to save a forest

May 22, 2015
Kostecki-Shaw, Jenny Sue, author, illustrator.
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
"Social activism combines with environmentalism in this picture book bio of Julia Butterfly Hill and Luna, the thousand-year-old redwood tree whose life she saved"-- Provided by publisher.

A chicken followed me home! : questions and answers about a familiar fowl

May 22, 2015
Page, Robin, 1957- author, illustrator.
©2015
34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"A nonfiction picture book exploration of chickens, and all the fascinating things about them--how they fly, what they eat, what the different breeds are, and more"-- Provided by publisher.

Scratch for kids for dummies

May 22, 2015
Breen, Derek, author.
©2015
viii, 371 pages : color illustrations, charts ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"16 cool computer design projects."--on cover.
Become a Scratch designer. Getting started with Scratch -- Create your own comics -- Design Scratch animals -- Build vector robots -- Digital collages -- Become a Scratch animator. Animation essentials -- Animate great characters -- Location, location, location -- Sounds good to me -- Lights, camera, ACTION! -- Become a Scratch game developer. Design a classic videogame -- Super snake -- A-Maze-ing game -- Attacking the clones -- Game not over!
Scratch is a fast, fun, and easy way to get started in computer science. Do you want to make cool games, impressive animations, and become an all-around Scratch super star? You've come to the right place! Packed with full-color photos and easy-to-follow instructions, Scratch For Kids For Dummies makes it easy to get started--even if you've never attempted computer programming or coding. Inside, you'll find out how to design and develop your own games, create amazing animations, interact with the online Scratch community, and much more!

Boredom busters : over 50 awesome activities for children aged 7 years +

May 21, 2015
Fernandez, Caroline (Blogger), author.
New York : CICO Kidz, [2014]
128 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Provides over fifty activities to entertain children at home or in the classroom, from egg carton creatures and plastic bottle tornadoes to ice cream cone cupcakes and wooden spoon puppets.

Ready for division

May 20, 2015
Wingard-Nelson, Rebecca.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, Inc., [2014]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Previously published as: Division made easy. ©2005.
What Is division? -- Why divide? -- Division terms -- Division and multiplication -- Division facts -- Zero and one -- Long division -- Dividing greater numbers -- What are remainders? -- The largest remainder -- Dividing by greater numbers -- Powers of ten -- Multiples of ten -- Division and estimation -- Properties and division -- Checking your answer -- Division key words -- Word problems -- Understanding the remainder -- Word problems and remainders.
"Learn the properties of division with such topics as inverse operations, key words, interpreting remainders, and dividing great numbers"-- Provided by publisher.

Maddy Kettle : the adventure of the Thimblewitch

May 20, 2015
Orchard, Eric, author, illustrator.
©2014
89 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Eleven-year-old Maddy loved working in her parents' bookstore, especially when joined by her pet flying toad Ralph. But that was before the mysterious Thimblewitch turned her mom & dad into kangaroo rats! Now Maddy's on the adventure of a lifetime. To save her parents, she'll need to sneak past an army of spider-goblins, scarecrow warriors, and much more. Fortunately, an assortment of new friends await, including the cloud cartographers Harry and Silvio, a bear and raccoon who explore the world in their moon-balloon. They'll help her along the way, but in the end, the fate of everyone will depend on Maddy's courage, compassion, and creativity.

Fly Guy presents : firefighters

May 20, 2015
Arnold, Tedd, author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Buzz and Fly Guy visit the firehouse, where they learn facts about firefighters, fire trucks, and fire safety .

Where is the Empire State Building?

May 19, 2015
Pascal, Janet B., author.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2015]
108 pages : illustrations : 20 cm
New York City boasts one of the most famous skylines in the world, and the Empire State Building is undeniably the focal point of this incredible view. At 102 stories, the structure was no small feat. In fact, its construction coincided with the onset of the Great Depression, and so progress was met with numerous setbacks. Still, because of the efficiency that went into the building's development, it only took a year and forty-five days to complete! In this informative, easy-to-read account, Janet B. Pascal describes the rise of skyscrapers in the United States, the intricacies of the groundbreaking construction process, and the effect the iconic Empire State Building continues to have today.

Gunslingers and cowboys

May 19, 2015
Nolan, Frederick W., 1931- author.
Mankato, MN : Arcturus, 2015.
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Railroads and cowtowns -- Wild Bill, Prince of Pistoleers -- Dodge City gunfights -- Homesteaders and feuding clans -- The Lincoln county war -- Wyatt Earp, Tombstone & the O.K. Corral -- Romancing the desperado.
Explores the rise of cattle towns, the origins of the North American cowboy, and the civil unrest and conflict that followed in their wake.-- From cover.

Craft projects for Minecraft and pixel art fans : unofficial how to guide : 15 fun, easy-to-make projects

May 19, 2015
Knight, Choly, author.
©2014.
63 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"No. 5501"--P. [4] of cover.
"Bring your Minecraft adventure to life with easy-to-make craft projects! Use this imaginative book to create instantly recognizable toys, jewelry, wearables, and accessories, based on one of the most popular video games of all time."--P. [4] of cover.

Daylight starlight wildlife

May 18, 2015
Minor, Wendell, author.
New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"An introduction to diurnal (daytime) and nocturnal (nighttime) animals"-- Provided by publisher.

Who was Steve Irwin?

May 18, 2015
Anastasio, Dina, author.
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]
106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Describes the life and career of Steve Irwin, famously known as the Crocodile Hunter, from his childhood and early love of animals to his rise in popularity as a film and television star and naturalist.

Where Is Mount Everest?

May 18, 2015
Medina, Nico, 1982- author.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2015]
105 pages : illustrations : 20 cm
As the recent deaths of sixteen Sherpas underscore, climbing Mount Everest remains a daunting challenge. Located in the Himalayas, Everest is the highest mountain in the world at a whopping 29,029 feet. In this compelling narrative, Nico Medina guides readers through the mountain's ancient beginnings, first human settlers, historic climbs, and the modern commercialization of mountain-climbing. With stories of expeditions gone wrong and miraculously successful summit climbs, this is a thrilling addition to the Where Is . . . ? series!

My family, your family

May 18, 2015
Bullard, Lisa, author.
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
A treasure hunt -- Other kinds of families -- Families take care of you -- Different can be great -- Make a "one great thing" poster.
Examines the ways in which families can differ, such as differing numbers of parents and children in individual homes.

Bacake saṛaka toṃ

May 18, 2015
Nīloṃ, Kamalajīta.
Ludhiāṇā : Cetanā Prakāshana, 2014.
32 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Children's poems.

Kuṭṭi ṭālfiṉ Irā

May 18, 2015
Dattatri, Shekar.
Chennai : Tulika Publishers, 2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., maps ; 18 x 24 cm.
Translated from English.
Ira does happy backflips in the calm waters of Chilika Lake. But she and the other friendly Irrawady dolphins must be mindful of the hidden dangers that lurk all around.

Bāla waṇḍaṇa ḵẖushaboāṃ

May 18, 2015
Bhullara, Yādawindara Siṅgha.
Caṇḍīgaṛha : Sāĭmsa ate Janarala Pabalisharaza, [c2013]
56 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Children's poems.

Tuniit : mysterious folk of the Arctic

May 18, 2015
Qitsualik-Tinsley, Rachel, 1953- author.
Iqaluit, Nunavut : Inhabit Media, [2014]
31 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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