New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

December 20, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

J is for jazz

December 19, 2014
Ingalls, Ann.
Chicago, Ill. : Bright Connections Media, c2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.

What makes a tornado twist? : and other questions about ...weather

December 19, 2014
Carson, Mary Kay.
©2014
32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
Statement of responsibility from title page verso.
How's the weather? -- What are the three ingredients of weather? -- Why is the Amazon hotter than the North Pole? -- What causes the seasons? -- Why does weather start in the sky? -- Why does it rain? -- What makes a rainbow?: -- Why do clouds float? -- Is each snowflake unique? -- What causes stormy weather? -- What comes first: thunder or lightning? -- What makes a tornado twist? -- What are Earth's biggest storms? -- What's a nor'easter? -- Can it snow in a warm climate? -- Is Earth getting warmer? -- Can weather scientists predict the future? -- Find out more.
"Is each snowflake unique? What comes first: thunder or lightning? What causes the seasons? Whatever the weather question a child has--from sunshine to storms or snow--the fascinating answers are right here! "-- Provided by publisher.

Who was Sitting Bull?

December 18, 2014
Spinner, Stephanie, author.
New York, New York, USA : Grosset & Dunlap, 2014
106 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm.
No one knew the boy they called "Jumping Badger" would grow to become a great leader. Born on the banks of the Yellowstone River, Sitting Bull, as he was later called, was tribal chief and holy man of the Lakota Sioux tribe in a time of fierce conflict with the United States. As the government seized Native American lands, Sitting Bull relied on his military cunning and strong spirituality to drive forces out of his territory and ensure a future homeland for his people.

Who was Frederick Douglass?

December 18, 2014
Prince, April Jones.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
105 pages :: illustrations, maps ; 19 cm

Who was Charles Dickens?

December 18, 2014
Pollack, Pam.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 2014.
105 p. : ill., map ; 19 cm.

Who was Betsy Ross?

December 18, 2014
Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.
New York, New York, USA : Grosset & Dunlap, 2014.
105 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm.
Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag? That's up for debate, but "Who Was Betsy Ross?" tells the story of a fierce patriot who certainly helped create the flag of a new nation.

Who was Andy Warhol?

December 18, 2014
Anderson, Kirsten, 1969- author.
New York, New York, USA : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
105 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Profiles the life and accomplishments of the printmaker who overcame poverty and illness to become the founder of the Pop Art movement.

Who is Stan Lee?

December 18, 2014
Edgers, Geoff, author.
New York, New York, USA : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
105 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Profiles the life and accomplishments of Stanley Lieber, comic book author, publisher of Marvel Comics, and creator of such famous comic-book characters as Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Fantastic Four.

Who is Gloria Steinem?

December 18, 2014
Fabiny, Sarah, author.
New York, New York, USA : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
105 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Presents the life of the prominent feminist, highlighting her career and influence as a writer, political activist, and co-founder of "Ms." magazine.

What was the Hindenburg?

December 18, 2014
Pascal, Janet B.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an Imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
What was the Hindenburg? -- Dreaming of flight -- Lighter than air -- The earliest zeppelins -- The world's first airline -- Zeppelins in the war -- No more zeppelins for Germany -- The golden age -- The Hindenburg -- A magical flight -- The final voyage -- A torch in midair -- What went wrong? -- The death of the zeppelin.
Describes the history of the Hindenburg airship and its fateful flight from Germany to the United States in 1937, when it burst into flames upon arrival, and details the decline of the use of airships for commercial transportation.

China : land of the emperor's Great Wall

December 18, 2014
Osborne, Mary Pope.
New York : Random House, 2014.
121 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"A nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King."

Snappy crocodile tale

December 18, 2014
Foreman, Niki, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
63 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Pippi won't grow up

December 18, 2014
Lindgren, Astrid, 1907-2002.
Montreal, Quebec : Enfant, an imprint of Drawn & Quarterly, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Pippi Longstocking comics"--Cover.

Leontyne Price : voice of a century

December 18, 2014
Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
An introduction to the life and career of the African American opera singer.

Coretta Scott King : dare to dream

December 18, 2014
Medearis, Angela Shelf, 1956- author.
©1994
81 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Coretta Scott King and the Civil Rights Movement"--Title page.

Dead men flying : victory in Viet Nam : the legend of Dust Off, America's battlefield angels

December 17, 2014
Brady, Patrick Henry, 1936-
Washington, D.C. : WND Books, c2012.
307 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
Presents a history of one of the most dangerous aviation operations during the Vietnam War, call-sign Dust Off, in which air ambulances speaheaded the humanitarian efforts that were being executed during the war.

Crazy, zany cartoon characters

December 16, 2014
Garbot, Dave, author, illustrator.
Irvine, CA : Walter Foster Publishing, [2014]
64 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Funny faces -- Head shapes -- Accessories -- Expressions -- Crazy creatures. Squirrelly Sam -- Big guppy -- Tweeter bird -- Alien Bob -- Happy pup -- Smiley dino -- Henry the horse -- Anthropomorphic animals. Square head bear -- Groovy gator -- Cool deer -- Juggles the raccoon -- Perky penguin -- Flying pig -- Ellie the elephant -- Cow & friend -- People & professions. Pizza Bear -- Chef Morty -- Betty Ballerina -- Bobby Baseball -- Bird lady -- Zookeeper -- Cowboy -- Firefighter Fred.

The other side of the story : fairy tales from a different perspective

December 15, 2014
Braun, Eric, 1971-
North Mankato, MN : Picture Window Books, a Capstone Imprint, [2015]
120 pages : colored illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Introduces the concept of point of view through retellings of five classic fairy tales - 'Cinderella,' 'Jack and the Beanstalk,' 'The Little Mermaid,' 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears,' and 'Little Red Riding Hood' - by the stories' supporting characters"-- Provided by publisher.

Disney Infinity : the essential guide

December 12, 2014
Saunders, Catherine, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
62 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Machine generated contents note: Jack Sparrow -- Meet the Pirates -- Caribbean Curse -- A Pirate's Life For Me -- What Happens When ... -- The Incredibles -- Syndrome -- Metroville -- Incredible Vehicles -- Pick Your Perfect Partner -- Mike and Sulley -- Scare Students -- Campus Tour -- Randy's Pranks -- Sulley's New Friends -- Lightning McQueen -- Fleet of Cars -- A Tourist's Guide to Radiator Springs -- Top Racing Tips -- Crazy Races -- Lone Ranger and Tonto -- Cavendish Gang -- Wild West Showdown -- Wanted -- Be Prepared -- Woody -- Woody's Gang -- Alien Planet -- Mission: Protect the Planet -- Ralph's Day of Adventure.
A guide to the characters, the gadgets and vehicles, and the adventures possible while playing the action-adventure video game Disney Infinity.

Ah-ha to zig-zag : 31 objects from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

December 12, 2014
Kalman, Maira, author, illustrator.
New York, N.Y. : Cooper Hewitt, Skira Rizzoli, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Maira Kalman's exuberant illustrations and humorous commentary bring design history to life in this inspired ABC book that celebrates thirty-one objects from the Cooper Hewitt, in time for its long-awaited reopening. "A. Ah-ha! There you Are." begins Maira Kalman's joyfully illustrated romp through the treasures of Cooper Hewitt' design collection. With her signature wit and warm humor, Kalman's ABC book introduces children and adults to the myriad ways design touches our lives. Posing the question "If you were starting a museum, what would you put in your collection?", Kalman encourages the reader to put pen to paper and send in personal letters--an intimate, interactive gesture to top off her unique tour of the world of design. Objects ranging from a thirteenth-century silk thinking cap to 1889 tin slippers with bows, all the way to Gerrit Rietveld's Zig-Zag chair are brought to colorful life. Kalman's hand-lettered text is whimsical and universal in turns, drawing lessons as easily from a worn old boot as a masterpiece of midcentury modernism. Irresistibly, we are led to agree, "Everything is design."

Courage under fire : true stories of bravery from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines

December 12, 2014
Otfinoski, Steven, author.
North Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint, [2015]
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
U.S. Army true stories -- U.S. Navy true stories -- U.S. Air Force true stories -- U.S. Marines true stories.
"Provides gripping accounts of Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines servicemen and servicewomen who showed exceptional courage during combat"-- Provided by publisher.

Cheating

December 12, 2014
Szumski, Bonnie, 1958-
Chicago, Illinois : Norwood House Press, [2015]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
An epidemic of cheating -- Is cheating caused by a breakdown in society? -- How should cheating be handled? -- Has the Internet changed the rules of cheating? -- Wrap it up!: write an opinion piece.
"Explores pros and cons of several issues related to cheating, including how widespread it is, why it happens, and ways to prevent it. Aligns with Common Core Language Arts Anchor Standards for Reading Informational Text and Speaking and Listening. Text contains critical thinking components in regards to social issues and history. Includes bibliography, glossary, index, and relevant websites"-- Provided by publisher.

Recycling

December 12, 2014
Mooney, Carla, 1970-
Chicago, Illinois : Norwood House Press, [2015]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Why is recycling an issue? -- Is recycling good for the environment? -- Is recycling economically efficient? -- Should recycling be mandatory?
"Explores the pros and cons of several issues related to recycling, including whether it helps the environment, and is it economically efficient. Aligns with Common Core Language Arts Anchor Standards for Reading Informational Text and Speaking and Listening. Text contains critical thinking components in regards to social issues and history. Includes bibliography, glossary, index, and relevant websites"-- Provided by publisher.

Video games

December 12, 2014
Haugen, Hayley Mitchell, 1968-
Chicago, Illinois : Norwood HousePress, [2015]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Explores the pros and cons of several issues related to video games, including whether video games cause violence, discourage exercise, and proper regulation. Aligns with Common Core Language Arts Anchor Standards for Reading Informational Text and Speaking and Listening. Text contains critical thinking components in regards to social issues and history. Includes bibliography, glossary, index, and relevant websites"-- Provided by publisher.

Cat dad, king of the Goblins

December 11, 2014
Wilson, Britt, 1986- artist, author.
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Miri and Luey have a dilemma. Their dad's been turned into a cat and their closet is a garden full of goblins. There is only one thing for them to do--grab their friend Phil the frog and dive headfirst into a wild, woolly, and wacky adventure.

50 Cent : hip-hop mogul : an unauthorized biography

December 11, 2014
Burlingame, Jeff, author.
Berkeley Heights : Speeding Star, 2014.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Shot and dropped -- Street hustler -- A new name -- Something about 50 -- Sales showdown -- Still searching.
"In this biography of Hip-Hop mogul 50 Cent, learn about the struggles the star went through, including selling crack cocaine and being shot nine times"-- Provided by publisher.

Kanye West : hip-hop mogul : an unauthorized biography

December 11, 2014
Burlingame, Jeff.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Speeding Star, 2013.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Celebrate and scream -- Raising Kanye -- Kanye's big break -- Solo success -- Trouble in paradise -- Keeping up with Kanye.
"In this biography of Hip-Hop mogul Kanye West, read about everything from his childhood and upbringing in Chicago to the birth of his daughter, North West"-- Provided by publisher.

The house I live in, or, An elementary physiology for children in the public schools : with special reference to the nature of alcoholic drinks and narcotics, and their effects upon the human system

December 11, 2014
Brown, Eli F.
New York : American Book Co., 1888.
106 pages, 4 leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.
"Thanks are due to Mrs. Mary H. Hunt, of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, for her careful revision of the book"--Preface.

The dinner that cooked itself

December 10, 2014
Hsyu, J. C. author.
London ; New York : Flying Eye Books, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
In this retelling of an ancient Chinese folk tale, a hard-working young bachelor is rewarded for his kindness.

101 great science experiments

December 10, 2014
Ardley, Neil.
©2014
119 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Describes 101 science experiments or activities that can be done with household items and easily found ingredients.

All about money : the history, culture, and meaning of modern finance

December 10, 2014
Simons, Rae, 1957-
Broomall, Pa. : Mason Crest Publishers, c2011.
64 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
What is money? -- The history of money : Barter -- Cattle, corn, and Cowrie -- The first coins -- Banknotes -- The birth of american money -- American money in the early 1800s -- War and money -- Modern money -- Money around the world -- What does money look like around the world? -- Electronic money -- The future of money -- What is the economy? -- The global economy -- Money and culture -- Americans and wealth -- The history of capitalism -- Modern capitalism -- Money and the meaning of life -- Other perspectives on wealth : communism and socialism -- Other cultural perspectives on wealth -- A world without money? -- What do you think?.
Explains the origins and development of money as a means of exchange, from barter to electronic forms, and discusses the economy, capitalism and other economic systems, and the influence of money on world politics, culture, and everyday life.

Banking basics

December 10, 2014
Fischer, James, 1988-
Broomall, Pa. : Mason Crest Publishers, c2011.
64 p. : col. ill., port. ; 25 cm.
Why do you need a bank account? -- What is a bank? -- What is money? -- How do banks work? -- How did banks begin? -- Banking during the Middle Ages -- History of banking in the United States -- Modern banks -- checking accounts -- What happens when you write a check? -- What are ATM & debit cards? -- What is electronic banking? -- Balancing your checkbook -- What happens if you overdraw your account? -- Opening a savings account -- What happens to your money after you deposit it? -- How do you apply for a loan? -- What is interest? -- Paying off your loan -- What is a credit rating & why does it matter? -- Is the money in your bank account safe from thieves? -- What is the FDIC? -- Do banks ever fail? -- Future of banking -- Here's what you need to remember.
Provides information on banks and the functions that they serve, including information on the different types of accounts available, how interest works, and reasons why people might want to use a bank.

Cost of living

December 10, 2014
Thompson, Helen, 1957-
Broomall, Pa. : Mason Crest Publishers, c2011.
63 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
What do you need to live -- How much does it cost to live? -- Out on your own -- Cost of having a place to live -- Cost of eating -- Cost of wearing clothes -- Cost of getting places -- Taking care of yourself -- Cost of having a good time -- Cost of communicating with others -- What other costs are there in live? -- Why does the cost of living go up? -- What is inflation? -- History of Inflation -- What is the Consumer Price Index? -- Differences in the cost of living -- How does the government get involved? -- What does it all mean to you? -- Here's what you need to remember -- Words you need to know.
A basic introduction to the concept of the cost of living and how it impacts our daily lives.

Earning money : jobs

December 10, 2014
Fischer, James, 1988-
Broomall, Pa. : Mason Crest Publishers, c2011.
64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Why work? -- How old do you have to be to work? -- What's the right job for you? -- Selling yourself -- Volunteering for experience -- So what's the first step? -- Describing your skills -- Preparing for your interview -- Make a good first impression -- Interview etiquette -- More interview tips -- How much money will I earn? -- Job paperwork -- Understanding your paycheck -- Where did the money go? -- On-the-job questions -- How should you dress for work? -- How to impress your boss -- How to not impress your boss -- What if you're sick? -- What is harassment? -- Juggling your responsibilities -- Managing your time -- Where do you go from here?.
Provides basic information about how to be successful in the workplace, with tips on job hunting, gaining experience, interviewing, and time management.

Investing money

December 10, 2014
Thompson, Helen, 1957-
Broomall, Pa. : Mason Crest Publishers, c2011.
64 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Discusses different types of investing options, including savings accounts, bonds, and stocks.

A guide to teaching young adults about money

December 10, 2014
Simons, Rae, 1957-
Broomall, Pa. : Mason Crest Publishers, c2011.
64 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
All about money : the history, culture, and meaning of modern finance -- Banking basics -- The cost of living -- Earning money : jobs -- Entrepreneurship -- Investing -- Money and relationships -- Planning for your education -- The power to do good : money and charity -- Spending money -- Sustainable lifestyles in a changing economy -- Understanding credit -- Understanding the stock market.
Offers key points, discussion guides, and activities for each of the topics in the series.

Money and relationships

December 10, 2014
Simons, Rae, 1957-
Broomall, Pa. : Mason Crest Publishers, c2011.
64 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Discusses the ways money can cause conflict in various relationships, techniques to reach compromises, and advice on how to build an identity that does not depend on material possessions.

Planning for your education

December 10, 2014
Fischer, James, 1988-
Broomall, Pa. : Mason Crest Publishers, c2011.
64 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Presents information and advice about paying for a college education, introducing the FAFSA, loans, work-study programs, grants, and private scholarships.

The power to do good : money and charity

December 10, 2014
Fischer, James, 1988-
Broomall, Pa. : Mason Crest Publishers, c2011.
64 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Introduces charity, discusses finding one, and describes the different ways people can donate to them.

Spending money

December 10, 2014
Simons, Rae, 1957-
Broomall, Pa. : Mason Crest Publishers, c2011.
64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Learn about spending your money wisely when your're young.

Sustainable lifestyles in a changing economy

December 10, 2014
Simons, Rae, 1957-
Broomall, Pa. : Mason Crest Publishers, c2011.
64 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Introduces the principles of sustainable living and manufacturing, explains ways to live sustainably, and discusses new products and technologies connected with this this field.

Understanding credit

December 10, 2014
Thompson, Helen, 1957-
Broomall, Pa. : Mason Crest Publishers, c2011.
64 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Explains consumer credit, the importance of credit histories, and how to use credit cards responsibly.

Top secret files : the American Revolution : [spies, secret missions, and hidden facts from the American Revolution]

December 10, 2014
Bearce, Stephanie.
Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press Inc., 2014.
vi, 117 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Secrets -- George Washington, master spy -- The Boston Tea Party -- Culper spy ring -- Spy training: crack George's code -- Spy training: tea party experiment -- Spies -- Nathan Hale -- Hero to zero -- Housewife spy -- The woman called Wahatchee -- Slave turned spy: James Armistead LaFayette -- Benjamin Franklin, patriot spy -- Spy training: a spy's memory -- Spy training: truth or lie -- Special missions -- John Paul Jones's raid -- Daring Dicey -- The truth about Paul Revere's ride -- Molly Pitcher -- Spy training: target practice -- Spy training: rule of thumb -- Secret weapons -- Brown Bess -- The turtle submarine -- Innovative artillerymen -- Dead drops and invisible ink -- Spy training: message eggs -- Spy training: invisible ink -- Spy training: spy blocker -- Secret forces -- Pirates of the revolution -- Minutemen -- The Swamp Fox -- Peter Francisco: the one-man army -- Smuggling for freedom -- Sneaky tricks -- Spy training: hidden messages -- Spy training: swamp training.

Firefly encyclopedia of animals

December 10, 2014
Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books, 2014.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Presents information about animals ranging from vampire bats and tarsiers to oarfish and bumblebees.

Brave girls Bible stories

December 10, 2014
Gerelds, Jennifer, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
xv, 207 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Celebrating great women of the Bible."
"An exciting new brand and storybook to help girls grow into brave, confident daughters of the King. Young girls will grow in their knowledge of the Bible and in their faith by getting to know our Brave Girls--Hope, Gracie, Glory, Faith, and Honor--five modern-day friends who relate to today's readers! The girls are each very different, but they all love Jesus and love each other. They share their strengths and struggles and how they discover bravery in women in the Bible. In this full-color, illustrated Bible storybook, the Brave Girls help readers learn important lessons from more than thirty women in the Bible, including Eve, Sarah, Rahab, Esther, Mary, and Lydia. Through their lives, readers will learn such valuable truths as: God loves me even when I mess up. God has a plan for me. My faith is important to me. I can share my faith. Your brave girl will love this exciting new brand that meets the marketplace's need for stories about real girls who are living out their faith."-- Provided by publisher.

Avatar, the last airbender. The rift, Part three

December 10, 2014
Yang, Gene Luen, author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2014.
75 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
As Avatar Aangand his friends confront an ancient spirit determined to destroy a town on land sacred to the Air Nomads, Toph and Aang find themselves on opposing sides in a battle of gigantic proportions. If Toph and Aang don't put aside their differences, there's more at stake than just their friendship!" - cover.

LEGO man in space : a true story

December 10, 2014
Shaughnessy, Mara, author, illustrator.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2013]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Documents the true story behind the popular YouTube video featuring two boys who launched a LEGO man 80,000 feet into space using a weather balloon and a homemade parachute.

Saturn could sail : and other fun facts

December 9, 2014
DiSiena, Laura Lyn, author.
New York : LITTLE SIMON, [2015]
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
"A book of fun facts about planets, stars, space ships, and more!"-- Provided by publisher.

Rubber band bracelets and other accessories : 35 colorful projects you'll love to make

December 9, 2014
Hopping, Lucy, author.
New York : CICO Kidz, an imprint of Ryland Peters & Small, 2014.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

My first chess book : 35 easy and fun chess-based activities for children aged 7 years +

December 9, 2014
Prescott, Jessica E., author.
©2014.
128 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.

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