New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

September 19, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Older than dirt : a kinda-sorta biography of Earth

September 18, 2017
Brown, Don, 1949- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
104 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Conveys the history of the Earth in humorous graphic novel format, from the big bang through continent formation, discussing how weather events and climate change continue to shape the landscape.

Homes around the world

September 18, 2017
Brundle, Joanna, author.
Kings Lynn, Norfolk : BookLife, [2016]
24 pages : illustrations (colour), maps (color) ; 23 x 23 cm
Includes index.
Include: What is a home? -- What are homes made of? -- Homes in the countryside -- Homes in towns and cities -- Where else do people live? -- City slums -- Unusual homes -- Huts, caves and tents -- Homes on the move -- Where in the world?
Looks at the diversity of homes around the world. It introduces children to the similarities and differences found in homes in different cultures.

Japan

September 18, 2017
Blevins, Wiley, author.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.
32 pages : color illustrations, map ; 19 cm.
An Asian nation of more than 3,000 islands, Japan is about the same size as the U.S. state of California. Go on an in-depth tour of Japan with local guide Satchiko as she shows readers what life is like in her home country, from what foods people enjoy to how they spend their free time. Satchiko will also teach readers about Japanese history and culture, show them the country's most interesting places, and more.

Around the world : Playing

September 18, 2017
Brundle, Joanna, author.
©2016
24 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Includes map on page 24.
"Beginner reader"
Contents : Team games -- Outdoor games -- Indoor games -- Imaginary games -- Wet and wild -- Skipping, swinging and running -- Let's get moving -- That's rubbish! -- It's my birthday -- Clapping and singing games -- Let me think about that -- Where in the world? -- Glossary and index.
One of a selection in a series of vibrantly illustrated and engaging books for beginner readers that also gives them their first exposure to an assortment of information from different cultures and countries. This book from the "Around The World" series includes children and their games from 24 different countries including: Italy, Namibia, Philippines, Russia, Canada, Greece, Thailand, China, France, Sweden, Vietnam, United Kingdom, Ghana, Spain, Cambodia, Laos, India, Botswana, Myanmar, Indonesia, United States, Sudan, Ethiopia and Hungary.

Baking class : 50 fun recipes kids will love to bake!

September 18, 2017
Cook, Deanna F., 1965- author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2017]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Learn to make your favorite baked goods for every meal of the day - and plenty of great snacks, too.

Canada

September 15, 2017
Blevins, Wiley, author.
New York : Children's Press, An Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 19 x 22 cm
Located just north of the United States, Canada is the world's second largest country. Meet up with your tour guide, Jackson, as he takes readers on an amazing journey across Canada. Along the way, he'll explain what life is like for Canadians, from what their homes are like and what they eat to what they study in school and which activities they enjoy most. Jackson will also share information about Canadian history and traditions, offer fun facts about the country's most important places, and more.

Children around the world

September 15, 2017
Brundle, Joanna, author.
℗2016
24 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm
Includes index.

China

September 15, 2017
Blevins, Wiley, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic, 2018.
32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 19 x 22 cm.
Includes index.

Food around the world

September 15, 2017
Brundle, Joanna, author.
©2016
24 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Why do we eat food? -- Traditional foods -- The big three -- Food and religious festivals -- Fasting -- Where do people get food? -- How do we eat food? -- Hunger -- Where in the world?
Looks at the diversity of food around the world. It introduces children to the similarities and differences in foods found in different cultures.

Mexico

September 15, 2017
Blevins, Wiley, author.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.
32 pages : color illustrations, map ; 19 cm.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to live south of the border? Twin tour guides Rosa and Pedro will take readers along on a detailed tour of their home country, Mexico. Along the way, they'll offer an insider's look at Mexican life, from what their house looks like to what their family has for dinner. They will also show off some of Mexico's most incredible places, teach readers some simple Spanish phrases, and more.

Speaking our truths : a journey of reconciliation

September 15, 2017
Gray Smith, Monique, 1968- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2017.
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 cm
"This nonfiction book examines how we can foster reconciliation with Indigenous people at individual, family, community and national levels"-- Provided by publisher.

Runny Babbit returns : another billy sook

September 14, 2017
Silverstein, Shel, author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
89 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Collects poems and drawings that feature Runny and other woodland characters speaking his topsy-turvy language.

Libya

September 14, 2017
Willis, Terri, author.
©2018
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Updated edition.
Striving for freedom -- Desert and more -- Adapting to the desert -- The story of Libya -- A government in flux -- A disrupted economy -- The people of Libya -- Mostly Muslim -- The arts coming alive -- Life goes on -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
"An oil-rich nation in North Africa, Libya has seen a great deal of turmoil in recent years, with civil war continuing to affect the country today. Readers will explore Libyas history and find out what events have led its current situation. They will also find out what it is like to live in Libya today, from which kinds of jobs are common to what people eat and where they live. Additionally, the book offers a close look at Libyas rugged landscapes, unique wildlife, climate, and much more." -- Amazon.com.

Christmas

September 14, 2017
Morey, Allan, author.
North Mankato, MN : Cantata Learning, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations, music ; 24 x 29 cm + 1 audio disc (digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.)
Includes CD and online music access.
"Music included"--Cover.
"Christmas is a time for giving and receiving presents. It is also a time of family gatherings and colorful decorations. Join in the fun in this illustrated song about one of the merriest winter holidays"--Publisher's website.

Diwali

September 14, 2017
Morey, Allan, author.
North Mankato, MN : Cantata Learning, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations, music ; 24 x 29 cm + 1 audio disc (digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.)
Includes CD and online music access.
"Music included"--Cover.
"Diwali is a time for lighting diyas, creating colorful rangolis, and having big family feasts. Sing along and join in the fun as you learn how people celebrate a very special time of the year"--Back cover.

Halloween

September 14, 2017
Morey, Allan, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Cantata Learning, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations, music ; 24 x 29 cm + 1 audio disc (digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.)
Includes CD and online music access.
"Music direction: Elizabeth Draper, music written and produced by Mark Oblinger"--T.p. verso.
"Halloween is a time for fancy costumes, jack-o-lanterns, and trick-or-treating. Sing along and join in the fun as you learn how people celebrate one of the scariest days of the year in this song"--Page 4 of cover

Hanukkah

September 14, 2017
Morey, Allan, author.
North Mankato, MN : Cantata Learning, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations, music ; 24 x 29 cm + 1 audio disc (digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.)
Includes CD and online music access.
"Music included"--Cover.
"Hanukkah is a time for family fun and also a time to remember a miracle that happened more than two thousand years ago! Join in the fun in this beautifully illustrated song about one of the best known Jewish holidays"--Publisher's website.

Kwanzaa

September 14, 2017
Koestler-Grack, Rachel A., 1973- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, Inc., 2017.
24 pages : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
We see Kwanzaa! -- What is Kwanzaa? -- Who celebrates Kwanzaa? -- How did Kwanzaa start? -- When is Kwanzaa celebrated today? -- Kwanzaa traditions around the world! -- Glossary -- To learn more -- Index.
"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to Kwanzaa. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"-- Provided by publisher.

Thanksgiving

September 14, 2017
Koestler-Grack, Rachel A., 1973- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, Inc., 2017.
24 pages : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
We see Thanksgiving! -- What is Thanksgiving? -- Who celebrates Thanksgiving? -- How did Thanksgiving start? -- When is Thanksgiving celebrated today? -- Thanksgiving traditions around the world! -- Glossary.
"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to Thanksgiving. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"-- Provided by publisher.

Thanksgiving Day

September 14, 2017
Morey, Allan, author.
North Mankato, MN : Cantata Learning, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations, music ; 24 x 29 cm + 1 audio disc (digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.)
Includes CD and online music access.
"Music included"--Cover.
"Today, Thanksgiving is a day for watching parades and eating turkey and pumpkin pie. But people in North America have celebrated this day of thanks in many ways for hundreds of years. Learn about the history of one of our national holidays in this fun song with captivating illustrations"--Publisher's website.

Veterans Day

September 14, 2017
Morey, Allan, author.
North Mankato, MN : Cantata Learning, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations, music ; 24 x 29 cm + 1 audio disc (digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.)
Includes CD and online music access.
"Music included"--Cover.
"On Veterans Day, we fly flags and hold parades to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. In this beautifully illustrated song about one of our national holidays, we remember those who have died and thank those who are still living for their service to our country"--Publisher's website.

Ang elepante at ang anim na bulag = The elephant and six blind men (an Indian parable)

September 14, 2017
Evasco, Eugene Y., adaptor.
© 2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Originally in an East Indian Language.

The byte-sized world of technology!

September 13, 2017
Berger, Melvin, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2017.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Provides unusual facts and information about technology, revealing that penicillin was invented by accident, Google answers over three billion questions per day, and the world's highest bridge is in China.

The arts : a visual encyclopedia

September 13, 2017
Hodge, Susie, 1960- author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2017.
304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Painting ; Sculpture / Susie Hodge -- Photography / David Taylor -- Music / Joe Fullman -- Dance / Peter Chrisp.
"Full of stunning images and amazing facts, The Arts: a Visual Encyclopedia is the essential guide to painting, sculpture, photography, music, and dance."-- Back cover.

Masterpiece mix

September 13, 2017
Munro, Roxie, author, illustrator.
New York : Holiday House, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Uses works displayed in the National Gallery of Art to introduce common subjects and genres in painting.

Mr. Tweed and the band in need

September 13, 2017
Stoten, Jim, author.
London, : Flying Eye Books, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
"Search and find"--Cover.
Mr. Tweed is back with a brand new adventure, and he needs your help once more! He's come to the zoo to see his favorite ten-piece band perform, but they can't find each other--can you spot them amongst all the other animals? A beautifully illustrated search-and-find book from the wacky imagination of Jim Stoten. Children are encouraged to participate in the hunt for the missing band members, who are cleverly hidden within Stoten's wonderfully whimsical and brightly colored drawings.

Missile toe : a very confused Christmas

September 13, 2017
Scillian, Devin, author.
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.

Ready, set, play!

September 12, 2017
Ashby, Stephen, author, editor.
New York, NY : Scholastic, [2017]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"All the funnest, coolest games for kids!"
Provides guidance, tips, and tricks for such video games as Minecraft, Angry Birds, Animal Crossing, Crossy Road, Roblox, and Super Mario Run. These games will improve reaction speed, build problem-solving skills, develop imagination and creativity, and encourage teamwork. Many of them are even educational, too!

Redstone Junior High. Book 1 : zombies ate my homework

September 12, 2017
Stevens, Cara J., author.
New York, New York : Sky Pony Press, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"An unofficial graphic novel for Minecrafters."
When quiet farm girl Pixel receives an acceptance letter from the prestigious academy for gifted students, Redstone Junior High, she is thrilled! And she works up the courage to leave her family and her beloved farm animals to become a Redstone student. The school prides itself on its safety record as much as its academics -- 'Mob-free for more than 100 years!' boasts a sign on campus. Little does Pixel know that the school's long history of safety is about to take an unsettling turn. When zombies begin popping up on campus, the students begin to panic. Pixel, with the help of her new best friends, is the only one who can figure out why the zombies are invading -- but can she do it before the school becomes a battlefield? The adventure that unfolds will test Pixel's courage, reveal a unique and precious gift that she never knew she had, and change how she treats hostile mobs forever.

Fun facts & silly stories : the mane event!

September 12, 2017
Orlando, Florida, USA : Ripley Publishing, a Jim Pattison Company, 2017.
138 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm.
Presents weird and unbelievable facts, including information about the invention of the Slinky, a cake shaped like a unicorn, and Chinese New Year celebrations.

What is hip-hop?

September 12, 2017
Morse, Eric (Music consultant), author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
A guided tour of hip-hop, with 3-D clay illustrations.

Kutlama = Celebrating

September 12, 2017
Swain, Gwenyth, 1961-
London, England : Milet, 2000.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 18 x 21 cm.
Explores the importance of celebrating to people all over the world.

Yeme = Eating

September 12, 2017
Swain, Gwenyth, 1961-
London, England : Milet, 2000.
24 cm : color illustrations ; 18 x 21 cm.
Includes index.
In photographs and rhyming text, describes the foods and eating customs of people around the world.

Frida Kahlo and her animalitos

September 12, 2017
Brown, Monica, 1969- author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Chronicles Frida's life -- from her childhood to her rise as one of the world's most influential painters -- capturing the beauty and strength of Frida's creative spirit, which carried her through tragedy and triumph, and the animals that inspired her along the way." -- Book jacket.

Ripley's believe it or not! : out of this world edition 2018.

September 8, 2017
©2017
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Robert Ripley -- Peculiar planet -- Unreal animals -- Larger than life -- Trending stories -- Index -- Photo credits.

Monster trucks & race cars!

September 8, 2017
King, Trey, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Learn about monster trucks and the fastest cars.

The shape of the world : a portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright

September 8, 2017
Going, K. L. (Kelly L.), author.
New York : Beach Lane Books, [2017].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"A little boy who loves to find shapes in nature grows up to be one of America's greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright"-- Provided by publisher.

Biggest, most awesome machines ever!.

September 8, 2017
New York, NY : Topix Media Lab, [2017]
29 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"AJ, Blaze and the rest of the monster machines find out all about the biggest and coolest real machines that were ever made! They'll discover rockets, roller coasters, monster trucks and cool science facts along the way."-- Amazon.com

Poison : deadly deeds, perilous professions, and murderous medicines

September 8, 2017
Albee, Sarah, author.
©2017
x, 182 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Bad solutions: an introduction to poisons -- No bane, no gain: poisons in the ancient world -- That's classic: poison in Greece and Rome -- Poisons, potions, and witches' brews: the Middle Ages -- The wretched Renaissance -- Crime and corruption: the sinister seventeenth century -- Murder and medicine in the Age of Reason -- Bad heir days: poisons in the nineteenth century -- Twentieth-century tox -- New and noxious: poisons in the twenty-first century and beyond.
"A humorous and informative book that traces the role poisons have played in human history from antiquity to the present. Part history, part chemistry, part whodunit"-- Provided by publisher.

The Garfield show

September 7, 2017
New York : Papercutz, 2013-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm
Each volume contains stories based on the original characters created by Jim Davis.
v. 1. Unfair weather -- v. 2. Jon's night out -- v. 3. Long lost Lyman -- v. 4. Little trouble in big China -- v. 5. Fido food feline -- v. 6. Apprentice sorcerer -- v. 7. Desperately seeking Pooky

Dazzle ships : World War I and the art of confusion

September 7, 2017
Barton, Chris, author.
Minnneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
"When the British Royal Navy grew desperate to protect their ship from German U-Boat attacks, they created Dazzle ships in order to confuse the enemy of their location and destination."--Provided by publisher.

Women who dared : 52 stories of fearless daredevils, adventurers, and rebels

September 7, 2017
Skeers, Linda, author.
©2017
112 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Daredevils: Anna Olga Albertina Brown ; Annie Edson Taylor ; Bessie Coleman ; Elinor Smith ; Florence Chadwick ; Georgia "Tiny" Broadwick ; Helen Gibson ; Lillian Boyer ; Lillian Leitzel ; Mary Lillian Ellison ; May Emmeline Wirth ; Mildred Burke ; Shirley Muldowney ; Sophie Blanchard ; Valentina Tereshkova -- Adventurers: Ada Blackjack ; Barbara Hillary ; Beatrice Ayettey ; Emma "Grandma" Gatewood ; Dr. Eugenie Clark ; Fanny Bullock Workman ; Ferminia Sarras ; Ida Lewis ; Jeanne Baret ; Joan Bamford Fletcher ; Junko Tabei ; Libby Riddles ; Lillian Riggs ; Margaret Bourke-White ; Mary Anning ; Mina Hubbard ; Rosaly Lopes ; Sylvia Earle ; Ynes Mexia -- Rebels: Alia Muhammad Baker ; Annette Kellerman ; Annie "Londonderry" Cohen Kopchovsky ; Belle Boyd ; Bessie Stringfield ; Ella Hattan ; Irena Sendler ; Johanna July ; Kate Warne ; Keiko Fukuda ; Lyda Conley ; Margaret "Molly" Tobin Brown ; Mary Edwards Walker ; Mary Fields ; Minnie Spotted Wolf ; Rose Fortune ; Susan la Flesche Picotte ; Sybil Ludington.
Profiles fifty-two women in history who who have risked their lives for the sake of adventure.

Ece ve Efe Ile Türkçe

September 7, 2017
Erdoğan, Fatih.
Chicago, IL : Milet Publishing, 2007.
47 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 CD : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

Muddy : the story of blues legend Muddy Waters

September 7, 2017
Mahin, Michael James, author.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

Mighty Jack and the Goblin King

September 7, 2017
Hatke, Ben, author, artist.
©2017
205 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Like a bolt from the blue, Jack's little sister Maddy is gone--carried into another realm by an ogre. When Jack and Lilly follow Maddy's captor through the portal, they are ready for anything . . . except what they find waiting for them in the floating crossroads between worlds. Even the power of their magic plants may not be enough to get them back to earth alive. Alone and injured, Jack and Lilly must each face their own monsters--as well as giants who grind the bones of human children to feed their "beast" and a fearsome goblin king in the sewers down below. But when Jack finds himself in a tough spot, help comes from the most unlikely person: the goblin king!"--Back cover.

Hooray for firefighters!

September 6, 2017
Kenan, Tessa, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : olor illustrations ; 24 cm
Firefighters keep us safe -- Firefighter tools.

42 is not just a number : the odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American hero

September 6, 2017
Rappaport, Doreen, author.
©2017
119 pages ; 22 cm
An eye-opening look at the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball and became an American hero.

Brave Red, smart frog : a new book of old tales

September 6, 2017
Jenkins, Emily, 1967- author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
94 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Snow White -- The frog prince -- Three wishes -- Toads and pearls -- Red Riding Hood -- The three great noodles -- Hansel and Gretel.
Seven classic fairy tales, interwoven and retold, retain the spirit of the original lore in contemporary language.

Hello world : a celebration of languages and curiosities

September 6, 2017
Litton, Jonathan, author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color maps ; 33 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
Hello world -- Hello Europe -- Hello North America -- Hello South America -- Hello Asia -- Hello Africa -- Hello Australia and Oceania -- Good-bye world.
This lift-the-flap board book offers an interactive atlas of hellos in over 150 languages.

My little golden book about Johnny Appleseed

September 6, 2017
Houran, Lori Haskins, author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"In this simple yet lively book, preschoolers will be introduced to John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. Lyrical text and bright, appealing artwork capture the essence of this important American. Little ones will enjoy engaging anecdotes about Johnny Appleseed, beginning with the young John, who liked to walk barefoot in the cool, quiet woods. They'll gain a clear understanding of the way he helped American settlers by walking a hundred thousand miles in his lifetime, for over fifty years, to plant seeds"--Provided by publisher.

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