New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

September 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue presents Macbeth

September 29, 2014
Lendler, Ian, author.
74 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo... until the gates shut at night. That's when the animals come out of their cages to stage elaborate performances of Shakespeare's greatest works. They might not be the most accomplished thespians, but they've got what counts: heart. Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails.

Time for kids X why Z space

September 29, 2014
Shulman, Mark, 1962- author.
New York, NY : Time for Kids Books, an imprint of Time Home Entertainment Inc., [2014]
96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Answers commonly asked questions about space and includes sections on the sun, the solar system, the stars, and space exploration.

Bird & Squirrel on ice

September 26, 2014
Burks, James (James R.), author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Graphix, and imprint of Scholastic, 2014.
125 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Bird and Squirrel have a new friend, Sakari, and also a new enemy, the Great Whale, who wants Bird as his next meal.

My little book of dinosaurs

September 26, 2014
Dixon, Dougal, author.
Irvine, CA : QEB Publishing, [2014]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
What is a dinosaur? -- Meat-eaters -- Long-necked plant-eaters -- Two-footed plant-eaters -- Armored and horned dinosaurs -- Flying and swimming.

My little book of space

September 26, 2014
Grego, Peter, author.
Irvine, CA : QEB Publishing, 2014.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

Book of elements : air & earth

September 25, 2014
Hutchison, Barry, author.
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
79 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Fans can continue their exploration into the world of Skylanders with this fourth title in the Book of Elements series: Air & Earth. These 80-page handbooks focus on all the elemental Skylander tribes and their unique and mystical characters.

Five epic disasters

September 25, 2014
Tarshis, Lauren.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
136 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"From the author of the New York Times-bestselling I Survived series come five harrowing true stories of survival, featuring real kids in the midst of epic disasters. From a group of students surviving the 9.0 earthquake that set off a historic tsunami in Japan, to a boy nearly frozen on the prairie in 1888, these unforgettable kids lived to tell tales of unimaginable destruction -- and, against all odds, survival. Read their incredible stories: The Children's Blizzard, 1888 The Titanic Disaster, 1912 The Great Boston Molasses Flood, 1919 The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 The Henryville Tornado, 2012"-- Provided by publisher.

Who was Roberto Clemente?

September 25, 2014
Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.
New York, New York, USA : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Traces the life and accomplishments of the professional baseball player, from his heroics on the field to his humanitarian efforts and his untimely death.

Who was Queen Victoria?

September 25, 2014
Gigliotti, Jim, author.
New York, New York, USA : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
105 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.
Describes the life of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain from 1837 to 1901, and the social and political conditions in Great Britain during her lifetime.

Who was Marie Curie?

September 25, 2014
Stine, Megan, author.
New York, New York , USA : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Who was Marie Curie? -- Eager to learn -- The secret school -- Hungry but happy -- Two loves -- Marie's discovery -- It glows! -- Fame and fortune -- Misery -- A family of scientists.
"Born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Marie later won another Nobel for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation."-- Provided by publisher.

True or false?

September 25, 2014
Mills, Andrea, author.
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
"The book of big questions and unbelieveable answers" -- Cover.
Human body -- Nature -- Science and technology -- Space -- Earth -- History and culture.
An encyclopedic compendium of facts, images, and infographics brings familiar topics to life and helps readers discover fun-filled trivia and statistics in a range of subjects, from science and history to culture and the natural world.

Cool creations in 101 pieces

September 25, 2014
Kenney, Sean, author, illustrator.
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
30 pages, 2 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Race around town -- The final stretch -- Hard-working wheels -- The itty bitty city -- On the high seas -- Around the house -- Citizens of Robotropolis -- Interior decorating -- Across space -- Galactic dart -- Goofy faces -- In the wild.
You can build even more models in this follow-up to the author's 'Cool creations in 35 pieces!' Lay out your pieces, follow the simple instructions, tips and techniques, and create the exciting miniatures.

Daniel in the lions' den : the brick Bible for kids

September 25, 2014
Smith, Brendan Powell, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2014]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"The story of Daniel being thrown into the lions' den as illustrated with LEGO bricks."-- Provided by publisher.

Ripley's believe it or not : special edition 2015.

September 25, 2014
144 pages : chiefly color illustrations ,color photographs ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"3-D lenticular cover"--Cover.
Step into the world of Ripley's -- Superpowers -- Curious creatures -- Out of place! -- Breaking Boundaries -- One in a million -- Larger than life.
The fascinating files of Robert Ripley prove there's nothing stranger than the truth. This bestselling annual edition is back and contains more creepy facts and crazy feats than ever before.

Quiz whiz. 4, 1,000 super fun mind-bending totally awesome trivia questions.

September 25, 2014
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
170 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Presents one thousand trivia questions and answers on various subjects, from biology and technology to mathematics, history, and popular culture, including innovative map, photographic, and game show quizzes.

Ripley's believe it or not! : reality shock!

September 25, 2014
Tibballs, Geoff, author.
253 pages : illustrations (black and white, and color) ; 31 cm.
Includes index.
Believe it! -- World -- Animals -- Sports -- Body -- Pop culture -- Transport -- Feats -- Art -- Food -- Beyond belief.
A full-color roller-coaster ride of a book combines shocking photography with unbelievable facts, amazing stories, incredible animals and bizarre humans from around the world.

Little Melba and her big trombone

September 24, 2014
Russell-Brown, Katheryn, 1961- author.
New York : Lee & Low Books, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
"A biography of African American musician Melba Doretta Liston, a virtuoso musician who played the trombone and composed and arranged music for many of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century. Includes afterword, discography, and sources"-- Provided by publisher.


September 24, 2014
Johnston, Tony, 1942- author.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"A Neal Porter Book."

Mail carriers

September 24, 2014
Meister, Cari.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Mail carriers at work -- At the post office.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers gives examples of tasks postal service workers do and different places where mail carriers deliver the mail"--Provided by publisher.


September 24, 2014
Meister, Cari, author.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Bullfrog Books are published by Jump!"--Title page verso.
All kinds of vets -- At the vet clinic.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers describes what veterinarians do to help keep all kinds of animals healthy, including dogs, cats, zoo animals, and farm animals"-- Provided by publisher.

Ode to a commode : concrete poems

September 24, 2014
Cleary, Brian P., 1959-
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2015]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Features a collection of concrete poems inspired by such objects as a football, clock, and fork.

Pokémon black and white

September 23, 2014
Kusaka, Hidenori.
San Francisco, Calif. : VIZ Media, c2011-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 18 cm.
Original Japanese ed. published as Pocket monster special by Shogakukan Inc., Tokyo.
In keeping with the original Japanese format, this book reads right-to-left, and back-to-front.
Black, an eager young Poǩmon trainer, sets off on a journey to explore the Unova region, where he meets White, a Poǩmon trainer who runs a talent agency for performing Poǩmon.

Buried sunlight : how fossil fuels have changed the Earth

September 23, 2014
Bang, Molly, author.
New York : The Blue Sky Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
"It's time to learn about the role of carbon and fossil fuels on planet Earth! As much as our news is packed with articles about the importance of fossil fuels to the world economy and the global warming caused by increased carbon emissions, few people understand what is happening. Now Bang and Chisholm present a clear, concise explanation of the fossil-fuel energy cycle that began with the sun and now runs most of the manufacturing, transportation, and energy use in our world. Here is a stunning, simple book that will educate readers about how fossil fuels are really buried sunlight--energy caught from the sun by plants that were later trapped deep underground for millions of years. Now that this plant matter has been transformed into fuel, humans have been digging it up, changing the fragile dynamic that fulfills the global needs of all living things. In this fourth book of the award-winning "Sunlight Series," Bang and Chisholm share yet another example of the intricate connection between the sun and life itself. Using a narrative approach and gorgeous paintings, this very important story will engage readers and provide educators with a highly effective teaching tool. A wonderful addition to any library!"-- Provided by publisher.

Santa Clauses : short poems from the North Pole

September 23, 2014
Raczka, Bob, author.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm


September 23, 2014
Collins, Billy, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Voyage is an illustrated poem of fantasy, imagination, and magical transformations. A young boy searching the beach for treasure comes across a sailboat and pushes out to sea. Magically the boat becomes a book, and the little boy finds himself living out its adventure, pirate ship and all, far away in the fantastic world of words...until at last, as evening calms the winds, he returns to shore, pulling the boat behind him onto the sand."--Publisher's website.

Some assembly required : the not-so-secret life of a transgender teen

September 22, 2014
Andrews, Arin.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2014]
248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in this winning teen memoir"-- Provided by publisher.


September 19, 2014
Mooney, Carla, 1970-
Minneapolis, MN : ABDO Publishing Company, [2014].
48 pages : colored illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
The legendary dragon -- Portrait of a dragon -- The myth's beginnings -- Feared fighter or gentle giant? -- Dragons today -- Dragons of the world.
"Dragons introduces you to one of the worlds most popular legendary creatures. Learn where and why these legends began, how they are reflected in different cultures, and how they are understood today."-- Publisher's website.

The three billy goats Gruff

September 19, 2014
Galdone, Paul.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2011], c2001.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Three clever billy goats outwit a big ugly troll that lives under the bridge they must cross on their way up the mountain. Retells the traditional tale about three billy goats who trick a troll that lives under the bridge.

The little red hen : a folk tale classic

September 19, 2014
Galdone, Paul.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2011]
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Originally published: New York : Clarion, 1979.
The little red hen finds none of her lazy friends willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the cake she makes from it.


September 19, 2014
Hamilton, John, 1959- author.
Minneapolis, MN : ABDO Publishing Company, [2014]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Pro stock

September 19, 2014
Hamilton, John, 1959- author.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

My first dictionary

September 19, 2014
Robin, Michael, author.
New York, NY : Downtown Bookworks, [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Defines over five hundred words using simple sentences and illustrations from classic DC Comics art.

It's perfectly normal : changing bodies, growing up, sex and sexual health

September 19, 2014
Harris, Robie H.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014.
98 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
Lots of questions -- What is sex? -- Our bodies -- Puberty -- Families and babies -- Decisions -- Staying healthy.
Introduces human sexuality, describes the changes brought about by puberty, and discusses sexual abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and pregnancy.

CHuchelo-mi︠au︡chelo : i drugie istorii

September 19, 2014
|6880-01 I︠As︡nov, Mikhail.
Москва : ACT, 2013
127 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Poems that moms, dads, grandparents and, of course, children of all ages want to know by heart. In "Scarecrow-myauchelo and other stories" you can read not only the favorite,"Myauchelo", but all the other funny, touching, wise, and memorable poems!


September 19, 2014
Broom, Jenny, author.
xii, 95 pages : color illustrations ; 38 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: Welcome to the museum, enter here.
Invertebrates -- Fish -- Amphibians -- Reptiles -- Birds -- Mammals.

Body bones

September 19, 2014
Rotner, Shelley, author, photographer.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.

Gus & me : the story of my granddad and my first guitar

September 19, 2014
Richards, Keith, 1943- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD ((7:45) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Tells the story of the young Keith Richards, who was introduced to the joy of music through his beloved granddad, affectionately known as "Gus."

Ernest & Rebecca

September 18, 2014
Bianco, Guillaume.
New York : Papercutz, c2011-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
v. 1. My best friend is a germ -- v. 2. Sam the repulsive -- v. 3. Grandpa Bug -- v. 4. The land of walking stones -- v. 5. The school of nonsense

A book is a book

September 18, 2014
Bornholdt, Jenny, 1960- author.
Wellington : Gecko Press, [2013].
37 pages; 19 cm.

Lego Ninjago masters of spinjitzu : the visual dictionary

September 18, 2014
Dolan, Hannah, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Includes gallery of characters.
Presents facts about the heroes, enemies, weapons, and vehicles of the LEGO Ninjago universe, sharing behind-the-scenes information about the creation and stories of every minifigure and set.

The wonderful Wizard of Oz : a colors primer / by Jennifer Adams ; art by Alison Oliver.

September 18, 2014
Adams, Jennifer.
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm.
On board pages.
Based on the novel by L. Frank Baum.
Learn the basic colors while reading about Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Ninjas and samurai : a nonfiction companion to Magic tree house #5 : Night of the ninjas

September 17, 2014
Osborne, Mary Pope, author.
New York : Random House, [2014]
123 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Ninjas and samurai in ancient Japan -- The life of a samurai -- Weapons -- Armor and battles -- The shadow warriors -- The art of being sneaky -- Ninja fighting -- The end of ninjas and samurai.
"What did it mean to be a ninja or a samurai? Did they really have special abilities? What was life like for them in ancient Japan? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts behind some of history's most intriguing and secretive figures"

Ali : an American champion

September 17, 2014
Denenberg, Barry.
81 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
"A Junior Library Guild Selection" -- dust jacket flap.
Puts the famous boxer in to historical context through the use of newspaper articles, interviews, opinion pieces, and photographs.

Once upon a mastodon

September 17, 2014
Worth, Bonnie, author.
New York : Random House, [2014]
45 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
The Cat in the Hat embarks on a whirlwind tour of Pleistocene animals, introducing species ranging from mastodons and mammoths to woolly rhinos and saber-toothed cats.

Magic tree house survival guide

September 17, 2014
Osborne, Mary Pope.
New York : Random House, [2014]
125 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"A Stepping Stone book."
"Jack and Annie show readers how to survive their many thrilling adventures"-- Provided by publisher.

Sports illustrated kids all new access.

September 17, 2014
New York, New York : Time Home Entertainment, Inc., [2014]
61 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes lift-and-look pages.
Athletes -- Places -- Gear.

So, you want to work in fashion? : how to break into the world of fashion and design

September 17, 2014
Wooster, Patricia.
New York : Aladdin ; Hillsboro, Oregon : Beyond Words, 2014.
183 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
A closetful of options -- Get schooled in fashion -- From design to runway : finding your niche -- Creating the vision : designer -- Putting the whole look together : stylist -- A cut above the rest : production -- Reaching the masses : public relations and retail -- Be a fashion insider : media -- Lights, camera, fashion : model and photographer -- Fashion as a career.
A guide to landing a dream job in fashion and design profiles industry career opportunities, from clothing design and fashion photography to models and colorists, sharing inspiring true stories, activity suggestions, and helpful resources.

Honeyky Hanukah

September 17, 2014
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967, lyricist, composer.
New York : Doubleday Books for Young Readers, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm + 1 sound disc (4 3/4 in.)
Accompanying CD includes the song performed by The Klezmatics.
A family celebrates Hanukkah with latkes, hugs, kisses, and dancing.

Winx Club. Volumes 1-9 : magic collection

September 16, 2014
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, c2014.
829 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Series created by Iginio Straffi.
Collects volumes 1-9 of the graphic novel series.

The blind boy & the loon

September 16, 2014
Arnaquq-Baril, Alethea,
Iqaluit, NU : Inhabit Media Inc., c2014.
43 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.

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