New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

May 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The truth about dolphins

May 18, 2018
Eaton, Maxwell, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"A Neal Porter Book."
"Did you know that baby dolphins are usually born tail-first? Did you know that each dolphin has a unique whistle (like a human's fingerprints) that makes them instantly recognizable to their friends? Did you know that killer whales are actually a kind of dolphin?" -- from jacket.

The ultimate book of sharks : your guide to these fierce and fantastic fish

May 18, 2018
Skerry, Brian, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2018]
191 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Includes index.
An in-depth guide to sharks includes information on where they live, how they eat, the challenges they face, and whether or not certain species pose a danger to humans.

You are mighty : a guide to changing the world

May 18, 2018
Paul, Caroline, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
113 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Change your habits -- Make a protest sign -- Petition! -- Volunteer! -- Raise money -- Write a letter -- Speak face-to-face -- Boycott -- Use social media -- Shoot a video -- Perform guerrilla theater -- Be the media -- Write a book -- Invent something -- Take them to court -- March -- Walk out -- Just sit down -- Go to it!

Calling all minds

May 18, 2018
Grandin, Temple, author.
228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Things made of paper -- Levers and pulleys -- Things made of wood -- Things that fly -- Optical illusions -- Epilogue: The squeeze machine.
"Explores how to experiment and how to think about science for young readers."--Provided by publisher.

Write on, Irving Berlin!

May 18, 2018
Kimmelman, Leslie, author.
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Escaping persecution for being Jewish, the Baline family flee Russia and arrive by ship in New York Harbor in September 1893. Little Israel Isidore Baline is only five years old. After arriving at Ellis Island, the first stop for all immigrants, Israel and his family are ready to begin a new life in America. His family settles on the Lower East Side and soon Israel (now nicknamed Izzy) starts school. And while he learns English, he is not a very good student. According to his teachers, he daydreams and sings in class. But while these may not be traits that are helpful in the classroom, they are wonderful tools for a budding singer and composer. And by the time Izzy (now known as Irving) is a young man, he is well on his way to becoming one of the most well-known composers in America. this vivid picture-book biography examines the life of Irving Berlin, the distinguished artist whose songs, including "God bless America" and "White Christmas," continue to be popular today."--Book jacket.

Gifts of our Lady of Guadalupe : patroness of Latin America

May 18, 2018
Demi, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm
"In this beautiful retelling of the Marian story by award-winning author, Demi, find out how the astonishing miracles of the Virgin of Guadalupe persuaded the bishop in Mexico City to build a church dedicated to her; how ten million Aztecs converted to Catholicism within just eight years; and why the basilica dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe today receives 20 million pilgrims per year, making it the most popular Christian pilgrimage site in the world." -- ONIX annotation.

The Scarlet Rose

May 17, 2018
Lyfoung, Patricia, author, artist.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published in French as Je savais que je te rencontrerais and Je veux que tu m'aimes.
v. 1. I knew I'd meet you -- v. 2. I'll go where you go

The little girl with the big voice

May 17, 2018
McDonald, Wé.
37 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes primary sources, discussion questions and activities, and a glossary.
"Written in Wé McDonald's own words, The Little Girl with the Big Voice is a powerful story about a girl who courageously embraces her uniqueness and discovers her true voice--overcoming personal struggles and great challenges. Wé's story inspires kids to work to fulfill their dreams and to expand their own understanding of themselves and the world around them."--Publisher's website.

Bat citizens : defending the ninjas of the night

May 16, 2018
Laidlaw, Rob, 1954- author.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
It's a bat world -- Unbelievable bat biology -- Bats for a healthy world -- Bat challenges and solutions -- Being a friend to bats.
An innovative full-color work about bats biology, habits, and history, and the bat conservation efforts of young people around the world.

Woodpeckers : drilling holes and bagging bugs

May 15, 2018
Collard, Sneed B.
48 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
If you see a bird standing on the side of a tree banging its beak against the trunk, chances are you're watching a woodpecker. Woodpeckers not only dazzle us with their good looks and personality, they exhibit some of the most interesting behaviors in the animal world. Explore this dynamic, exciting group of birds with award-winning children's science writer Sneed B. Collard III. Discover what scientists have learned about woodpeckers, why woodpeckers drill into trees, and the best way to serve ants at your next sleep-over. Be forewarned: the more you read, the faster woodpeckers will peck their way into your imagination! --dust jacket.

Dream big : a true story of courage and determination

May 15, 2018
McGillivray, David J.
29 pages : color illustrations, map ; 29 cm
Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray shares his story of childhood struggle to become an athlete in a world where athletes are big and Dave is small.

Measure up : length, mass, capacity, time, and money

May 15, 2018
Chatterjee, Anjana (Author at Quarto Library (Firm)), author.
Lake Forest, CA : Quarto Library, 2018.
31 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Master math applies the Singapore math teaching method to the math curriculum. With a simple and engaging format, including guidance for parents and teachers, this is a resource for learning length, weight, size, and capacity.

Sharks : predators of the sea

May 15, 2018
Claybourne, Anna, author.
Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books, 2016.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Includes index.
"Look out! There are all kinds of sharks lurking in the oceans. Fierce, fast, and amazing, there's so much more to these incredible creatures than just their scary reputation. Find out what's so amazing about a shark's skeleton. Find out how the cookie-cutter shark got its name. Discover how rays use electricity to find prey."-- Page [4] of cover.

5-minute Mary Engelbreit fairy tales.

May 14, 2018
Engelbreit, Mary, adapter, illustrator.
190 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Beauty and the beast -- Cinderella -- Aladdin -- Snow White and the seven dwarfs -- Rumpelstiltskin -- Sleeping Beauty -- Jack and the beanstalk -- Puss in boots -- Hansel and Gretel -- The Emperor's new clothes -- Rapunzel -- Thumbelina.
"Mary Engelbreit's signature illustrations and enchanting stories have captivated readers young and old. Now, in this collection of twelve fairy tales -selected by Mary Engelbreit herself- favorite characters like Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, and Snow White each come alive in a story that can be read aloud in five minutes or less."--Back cover.

A house in the sky : and other uncommon animal homes

May 14, 2018
Jenkins, Steve, 1952- author.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2018]
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Dual layers of text explain how and why diverse animals make homes specific to their needs. From the turtle's shell, the beaver's lodge, or the seal's cave, each animal requires a special kind of home."-- Provided by publisher.

Here and there

May 11, 2018
Rae, Susie, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
How are our lives different from the lives of people around the world? Explore the amazing diversity of our planet's people and cultures in full technicolor. Find out how people celebrate the New Year in Thailand, discover Iran's incredible Fire Festival, and much, much more.

My mommy is a hero

May 11, 2018
Otter, Isabel, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Meet a few of the heroes of our armed forces in this beautifully illustrated picture book, written in rhyming verse--Page [4] of cover.

The windy day

May 11, 2018
Milbourne, Anna.
London : Usborne, 2007.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Some copies may be editions published by Usborne Publishing, Ltd., and "copyright ©2011, 2007". Published in the USA by EDC Publishing, Tulsa, OK.
Using simple text, describes what wind can do, including making leaves dance across the grass, pushing the sails on boats, and turning the blades of windmills.

Sunny day

May 11, 2018
Milbourne, Anna.
London : Usborne ; [Tulsa, Okla.] : [EDC Pub.], 2008.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Some copies may be editions published by Usborne Publishing, Ltd., and "copyright ©2011, 2008". Published in the USA by EDC Publishing, Tulsa, OK in 2012.
On a sunny day, children discover bees making honey, baby swallows learning to fly, and crickets playing creaky tunes in the long grass.

Akissi : tales of mischief

May 10, 2018
Abouet, Marguerite, 1971- author.
London : Flying Eye Books, 2018.
183 pages ; chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
First published by Gallimard as Akissi: histoires pimentées, ©2014.
Collects the adventures of Akissi, a young West African girl who is always getting into trouble.

5 Worlds. Book 2, The cobalt prince

May 10, 2018
Siegel, Mark, 1967- author.
New York : Random House, [2018]
244 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Sisters Jessa and Oona, and new friend Ram Sam Sam, try to stop the Cobalt Prince from Toki, who orders a strike on Mon Domani, starting a new war between the worlds.

Chavo the invisible : a graphic novel

May 9, 2018
Nordling, Lee, author.
32 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"A game of capture the flag takes a fantastical turn, and one participant becomes an unlikely hero"--Provided by publisher.

A frog's life

May 9, 2018
Kelly, Irene (Irene Kelly Nelson), author.
New York : Holiday House, 2018.
40 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"This exciting survey of the world's frog species will introduce children to varieties as diverse as the golden poison frog (the planet's most toxic animal), the Amau frog (so tiny it's no bigger than a housefly), and the Chinese gliding frog (which can 'fly' up to 17 feet). Their different hunting techniques, preferred foods, body types, and methods of defense are covered, as are the universal basics of the frog life cycle"

Alexander Graham Bell for kids : his life and inventions, with 21 activities

May 9, 2018
Carson, Mary Kay, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2018]
xi, 131 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
A curious kid -- Giving voice to the deaf -- The Bell Patent Association -- Mr. Watson, come here -- Onward as an inventor -- Understanding for everyone -- Into the air, water, and history.

The brilliant deep : rebuilding the world's coral reefs : the story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation

May 9, 2018
Messner, Kate, author.
San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
Looks at the life of the coral restoration pioneer Ken Nedimyer, from his early fascination with the ocean to his ongoing efforts to save and rebuild the world's coral reefs.

How to spot a sasquatch

May 9, 2018
Torres, J., 1969- author.
62 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
On a camping trip, Jay feels like the odd one out. He's determined to get a photo of Bigfoot--but none of his friends believe Bigfoot exists. But if there's no such thing as Bigfoot, why is there a giant footprint? And who is stealing all the snacks? Meanwhile, Sass the Sasquatch and her curious forest friends are playing practical jokes on the campers. On the last day of camp, disaster strikes when Jay falls into a rushing river. Sass comes out of the woodwork--despite her parents' warnings to stay away from humans!--just in time to save his life. Soon after, Jay and Sass become fast friends, proving that nothing is impossible when it comes to friendship.

Minecrafter architect : amazing starter homes

May 9, 2018
Miller, Megan, 1963- author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2018]
121 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Teaches players how to build ten different interesting and reliable shelters, including igloo compounds, prairie houses, and llama ranches.

Minecrafter engineer : must-have starter farms

May 9, 2018
Miller, Megan, 1963- author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2018]
vii, 120 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Guided by hundreds of in-game, step-by-step photos, and simple instructions, kids will learn how to engineer one of seven spectacular farms to yield resources and goodies beyond their wildest dreams. Stacks of sugarcanes, gobs of gold, and bushels of blaze rods are the rewards that await them when they follow the techniques laid out in this book"--Provided by publisher.

Digger : the hero dog

May 9, 2018
Brookbank, Kilee, 1998- author.
39 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes an important fire safety message for kids.
A true story in rhyme of how Kilee Brookbank was seriously injured when a gas leak caused her home to explode, and her dog saved her.

Running on sunshine : how does solar energy work?

May 8, 2018
DeCristofano, Carolyn Cinami, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
37 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm.
"The sun is a source of energy for living things. Energy that comes from sunshine is called solar energy. But how does solar energy work? And how can we use solar energy to not only stay on the cutting-edge of technology, but to help keep the environment healthy?

Alexander Hamilton : a plan for America

May 8, 2018
Albee, Sarah, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
"Alexander Hamilton was one of America's founders. He was the first secretary of the treasury and George Washington's right-hand man. But he also made some dangerous enemies during his short yet dramatic life "-- Provided by publisher.

Our nation's documents : the written words that shaped our country

May 8, 2018
New York, NY : Liberty Street, an imprint of Time Inc. Books, 2018.
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
You can learn a lot from the laws, letters, and speeches that made America great. In this book, you will read some of the amazing documents that shaped our country.

Champions of men's soccer

May 8, 2018
Killion, Ann, author.
268 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
From fields all across the United States to the streets of South America to pitches in Europe and Asia, the global passion and love for soccer knows no borders. It is simply the most popular sport in the world. Giants of the game like Cristiano Ronaldo, Tim Howard, and Lionel Messi have become international celebrities and role models to young fans across the globe. And as soccer continues to expand in America, with the growth of leagues like Major League Soccer and the rise in popularity of the US Men's Olympic team, there's no doubt that it's the fastest-growing sport in the United States.Featuring Top Ten Lists and stunning photos of history-making moments, this comprehensive men's pro soccer collection catalogs the greatest international players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Pelé; the greatest Americans, including Tim Howard, Landon Donovan, and Clint Dempsey; the future class of superstars; and the most thrilling World Cup and Olympic matches. Here is the ultimate guide to men's soccer for young sports fans.

La matadragones : cuentos de Latinoamérica

May 8, 2018
Hernandez, Jaime, author, artist.
40 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"También está disponible una edición en inglés, The Dragon Slayer : Folktales from Latin America."
La matadragones -- Martina Martínez y el ratoncito Pérez /un cuento de Alma Flor Ada -- Tup y las hormigas.

The girl guide

May 8, 2018
Ibrahim, Marawa, author.
214 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"Originally published in the UK in 2017 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books"--Colophon.
"For every tween girl wondering about her changing body and changing brain, this funny and highly illustrated guide is the answer. Packed with advice about everything from periods to bras to body hair-- PLUS tips on how to deal with crushes, new emotions, and all the chaos in between!"--Provided by publisher.

Grandma Gatewood hikes the Appalachian trail

May 8, 2018
Thermes, Jennifer, author.
New York, NY : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Emma Gatewood's life was far from easy. In rural Ohio, she managed a household of 11 kids alongside a less-than-supportive husband. One day, at age 67, she decided to go for a nice long walk. and ended up completing the Appalachian Trail. With just the clothes on her back and a pair of thin canvas sneakers on her feet, Grandma Gatewood hiked up ridges and down ravines. She braved angry storms and witnessed breathtaking sunrises. When things got particularly tough, she relied on the kindness of strangers or sheer luck to get her through the night. When the newspapers got wind of her amazing adventure, the whole country cheered her on to the end of her trek, which came just a few months after she set out. A story of true grit and girl power at any age, Grandma Gatewood proves that no peak is insurmountable."-- Provided by publisher.

The great big water cycle adventure

May 7, 2018
Barnham, Kay, author.
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Follow the journey of water around the world! From raindrops falling to the ground and into rivers, flowing down to the sea, and back up in the air to form clouds"--Back cover.


May 7, 2018
Royce, Brenda Scott.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm

Plantopedia : a celebration of nature's greatest show-offs

May 7, 2018
Barman, Adrienne.
London : Wide Eyed Editions, 2018.
189 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Welcome to this collection of amazing plants from all over the world, chosen for their unique traits and characteristics, with fun illustrations by Adrienne Barman. Meet the evergreens, the edibles and the elderly plants that have outlived the dinosaurs in this alphabetically-ordered encyclopedia. Filled with fascinating flowers, curious crops and wonderful weeds, this book will keep young explorers busy for hours. A fantastic follow-up to smash-hit Creaturepedia.

A stroll through the seasons

May 7, 2018
Barnham, Kay, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Eplainx life cycles from the water cycle to plant and insect life cycles and the changing of the seasons. The bold, eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real classroom favourites. Ages 5+

American Girl discover science

May 7, 2018
Skene, Rona, author.
63 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"More than 50 exciting project ideas" -- Cover.
Presents over fifty simple science activities demonstrating such scientific properties as sound vibrations, colorblindness, gravity, and seed germination.

American girl around the world cookbook

May 7, 2018
129 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Conceived and produced by Weldon Owen, Inc. In collaboration with Williams Sonoma, Inc."--Colophon.
Collects more than forty easy-to-follow international recipes for young chefs, including such dishes as Swedish meatballs, souvlaki, tortilla soup, chicken tikka masala, and sticky toffee pudding.

Howl like a wolf!

May 7, 2018
Yale, Kathleen, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2018]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Howl like a wolf -- Slide like a penguin -- Keep cool like an elephant -- See like a bat -- Squeeze like an octopus -- Rattle like a rattlesnake -- Build like a bowerbird -- Engineer like a beaver -- Sneak like a leopard -- Sing like a humpback whale -- Dance like a honeybee -- Joke like a raven -- Spray like a skunk -- Transform like a frog -- Graze like a deer.
Offers information about the behavior and special characteristics of fifteen different animals, as well as creative games and activities that allow young readers to copy the movements, sounds, and behaviors of each animal.

Positively Izzy

May 4, 2018
Libenson, Terri, author, artist.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
220 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
On the day of the school talent show, the lives of shy Bri and dreamer Izzy converge to create an event even more dramatic than either could even imagine.

How to be an engineer

May 4, 2018
New York : DK Publishing, 2018.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Clearly explained engineering concepts and fun, simple projects give kids ages 7-9 the chance to put their STEAM knowledge to the test! Teach kids to think like an engineer! The engaging projects in this book will encourage kids to investigate using items from around the house. Build a robot arm out of rulers; learn about jet propulsion with balloons; crush toilet-paper rolls to explore materials; and much more. Read about how engineers use STEAM subjects and their imaginations to think critically and solve problems. Be inspired by engineering heroes such as Leonardo da Vinci, Mae Jemison, and Elon Musk. Fun questions, engineering experiments, and real-life scenarios come together to make engineering relevant. In How to Be an Engineer, the emphasis is on inspiring kids, which means less time at a computer and more time exploring in the real world."

Just being Jackie

May 4, 2018
Cardillo, Margaret, author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Jackie Kennedy was an American icon of style and grace but there was steel under that style. Her poise under fire, intelligence, and tireless work as First Lady earned her the respect of leaders worldwide and made her beloved by generations. Jackie's legacy also extended beyond her time in public life. She was a talented journalist, a preservationist who secured the legacy of national landmarks, and an editor of award-winning books. The creators of Just Being Audrey have brought us another insightful, dazzling book about the real woman behind the famous name, who was so much more than first appearances"--Provided by publisher.

Life in the Amazon rainforest

May 4, 2018
Clarke, Ginjer L, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2018]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Welcome to the largest rainforest in the world, a vast wonder just waiting for you to explore. Follow along as pink dolphins dart through the flooded river, vampire bats swoop down from the trees, and giant green anacondas slowly slither across the forest floor. This humongous habitat is home to millions of plants, animals, and people. But large as it may be, the Amazon Rainforest is in danger--and shrinking fast. Learn more about this amazing place and discover what you can do to help save the rainforest!"-- Provided by publisher.

The amazing life cycle of butterflies

May 4, 2018
Barnham, Kay, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
"Published in 2017 by Wayland"--Title page verso.
Explore the incredible butterfly life cycle story, from tiny eggs to crawling caterpillars and incredible chrysalises. Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they find out how insect life cycles. This beautifully illustrated picture book explains the life cycle process and explains each stage in detail.


May 4, 2018
Jackson, Cari, author.
New York, New York : Liberty Street, an imprint of Time Inc. Books, 2018.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Presents facts about dolphins, describing what they eat, how they move underwater, how they care for their young, and what can be done to protect dolphins in their native habitat.

Unofficial Minecraft STEM lab for kids : family-friendly projects for exploring concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math

May 3, 2018
Miller, John, 1962- author.
Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, 2018.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"A collection of creative projects that make learning science, technology, engineering, and math exciting and fun for the whole family. Start with a Minecraft lesson that gets beginners up to speed on terminology and gameplay. Then venture off on six action-packed Quests, each with four unique Labs that pair a hands-on activity with an in-game project. Enjoy Minecraft and harness its powerful potential for learning--with Unofficial Minecraft STEM Lab for Kids"--Provided by publisher.

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