New Arrivals · Kids’ Picture & Easy Books

February 27, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

How to put a whale in a suitcase

February 26, 2020
Nieto Guridi, Raúl, 1970- author, artist.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
First published in Spanish as Cómo meter una ballena en una maleta in 2017.
As the boy in the book tries to squeeze his whale into a suitcase, it becomes clear that the whale symbolizes something much larger.

Friday Night Wrestlefest

February 26, 2020
Fox, Jennifer, 1976- author.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2020.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Ladies and Gentlemen, it's Friday night, and these kids are ready to wrestle! Join Dangerous Daddoo as he dishes out some serious moves to get the kids ready for bed. But what happens when Flying Mom Bomb gets home from work? Are the kids toast?

The music of life

February 26, 2020
Thomas, Louis, 1987- author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2020.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
In Paris, Lenny has trouble starting to compose his symphony until he discovers that there is music all around him in everyday life.

On my mountain

February 26, 2020
Aubineau, François, author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2020.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Two stories bound tête-bêche and inverted.
"Originally published in French © éditions Père Fouettard, 2017 under the title: Dans ma montagne."
"Both the perspective of the wolf and the shepherd are seen in this flippable picture book."--Provided by publisher.

By the light of the moon

February 26, 2020
Preston-Gannon, Frann, author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
"A little frog is singing to himself in the swamp one night. His song doesn't seem complete, so he invites other animals to join in. Nothing sounds right until the littlest voice joins the song--that of a tiny firefly. This wonderfully illustrated picture book reminds us that small voices need to be heard, too." -- Jacket.

C jumped over three pots and a pan and landed smack in the garbage can!

February 26, 2020
Jane, Pamela, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
The letters of the alphabet team up to rescue C, who is stuck in a garbage can -- adapted from source.


February 26, 2020
Dunklee, Annika, 1965- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm
"A Paula Wiseman book."
Mistakenly believing himself to be an emu, a newly-hatched platypus sets out on a long journey, using various forms of transportation and aided by new friends, to reach Australia.

Ghastly ghosts

February 26, 2020
Bateman, Teresa, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Old Dave ignores strange noises he hears in the lonely old cottage he inherited from his uncle, except the voice telling him there are ghastly ghosts in the coal shed.

Grandpa's top threes

February 26, 2020
Meddour, Wendy, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Originated as Tibble and Grandpa by Oxford University Press (Great Britain)"--Page facing title page.
Henry loves talking with Grandpa, but Grandpa has stopped listening. Mom says to just give him time. But Henry wants to talk to Grandpa now. So Henry tries his favorite game--Top Threes. And something amazing happens.

How to speak cow

February 26, 2020
Irwin, Jonathan (Journalist), author.
[Naperville, Illinois] : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2019]
23 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Illustrations and rhyming text explain the variety of meanings behind a cow's "moo."

Let's all creep through Crocodile Creek

February 26, 2020
Lambert, Jonathan, author, illustrator.
Wilton, Connecticut : Tiger Tales, 2019.
26 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain 2019 by Little Tiger Press Ltd."
"Mouse, Rabbit, and Shelly the tortoise are heading home when they decide to take a shortcut through the creepy, crooked creek. "Isn't that where the crocodiles live?" asks Rabbit nervously. Mouse reassures Rabbit that he's never seen a crocodile there. As the friends journey through the creek, they encounter a lumpy, bumpy bridge along with scritchy, scratchy thorns and swingy, springy vines. Watch out for the hidden crocodiles in this fabulously fun adventure!"--Amazon.

Ninja Boy's secret

February 26, 2020
Schneider, Tina, author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
"The sweet story of being invisible and becoming seen. Ninja Boy has a secret. It's not that he's flunking out of Ninja Academy--his dad knows that. It's that Ninja Boy doesn't like skulking about quietly in the night, clad in black like a thief, leaving no trace of his existence. He knows he'll never be half the Ninja his father is--silent as a ghost, ever ready to attack. No, this little Ninja has a different calling. He's a talented musician who expresses himself with a violin. He wants to share that passion with his dad, but is afraid his father will not approve. So what's a misguided maestro to do? Summoning all the courage and passion he has, he plays a loud and beautiful violin sonata for his Ninja dad! In Ninja Boy's Secret, Tina Schneider's lively, amusing illustrations bring her character's struggles and ultimate triumph vividly to life. This Japanese-inspired picture book teaches kids valuable lessons through a fun and inspiring story. With his faithful dog in tow, Ninja Boy makes his way from silence to song in a charming tale about being true to yourself and finding your calling in life."-- Provided by publisher.

The journey home

February 26, 2020
Preston-Gannon, Frann, author.
1 volume : color illustrations ; 27 cm
When a solitary Polar Bear realizes there is no food for him in the Arctic, and that all the ice is melting, he decides to go for a swim to find some. Along the way, he finds a boat and sails across the ocean to the city, where he meets other endangered animals who all climb into the boat with him: an Orangutan who is surrounded by tree stumps, an Elephant who is trying to out-run a poacher, and a Panda without a home. Together, they cross the seas in search of a place they can all call home. They finally come to a beautiful island and meet a Dodo, who explains that they cannot return home until the trees are replanted, the ice stops melting, and the poachers stop hunting for tusks. What will tomorrow bring? --

A kid of their own

February 26, 2020
Lambert, Megan Dowd, author.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Clyde has always taken his role of Rooster at Sunrise Farm very seriously, but when Fran the goat and her hyperactive kid, Rowdy, join the other animals, Clyde's feathers are ruffled by all the attention that Rowdy is getting, and soon he is crowing at all hours just to wake up the kid--until all the animals tell him that they have had enough of his grandstanding.

The crazy Easter day

February 26, 2020
Lord, Jill Roman.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 21 cm
On cover, quiet is crossed out and crazy is written below it.
Cover title.
This Easter story imagines how the first Easter day was celebrated with shouts and coos and loop-de-doos--all to honor the risen King of Kings!

Sleepy time

February 26, 2020
Martín, Patricia, 1968- author.
[Washington, DC] : Magination Press, [2020]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm
On board pages.
"A get ready board book."
A wordless picture book in which a little girl takes a bath, brushes her teeth, shows her father the monster under the bed, and otherwise gets ready to go to sleep.

Glad, glad Bear

February 25, 2020
Gee, Kimberly, author, illustrator.
New York : Beach Lane Books, 2020.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Bear is very glad about going to ballet class today, gets somewhat anxious before the music starts, then joyously begins to dance.

Goodbye winter, hello spring

February 25, 2020
Pak, Kenard, author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
In simple text, a young boy watches how nature changes from winter into spring.

Sean Awesome, the dog next door

February 25, 2020
Yellow, Ms., author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"In this book, Sean wants to befriend the dog next door, but the dog is just mean. Can he figure out a way?"--Provided by publisher.

The Arabic quilt : an immigrant story

February 25, 2020
Khalil, Aya, author.
Thomaston, Maine : Tilbury House Publishers, [2020]
1 volume : color illustrations ; 27 cm
The beautiful story of diversity follows a young girl named Kanzi whose most treasured reminder of her old home provides a pathway for acceptance in her new one.

Eunice and Kate

February 25, 2020
Llanos, Mariana, author.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma : Penny Candy Books, 2020.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 cm.

Help wanted: must love books

February 25, 2020
Sumner Johnson, Janet, author.
North Mankato, MN : Capstone Editions, a Capstone imprint, 2020.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
Shailey loves bedtime until her father gets distracted by a new job, so she advertises for a replacement "Bedtime Storyteller" and finds herself interviewing her favorite fairytale characters.

My mastodon

February 25, 2020
Lowell, Barbara, author.
Mankato, MN : Creative Editions, 2020.
31 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Inspired by the 19th-century work of the Peale family, young Sybilla helps assemble a mastodon skeleton in the family's museum, then refuses to let her brother exhibit it in London. Includes historical notes.

When a kid like me fights cancer

February 25, 2020
Stier, Catherine, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"In Association with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation"--Cover.
When Ben finds out he has cancer, he discovers that even though many things change, the most important things stay the same, and everyone around him wants to help him fight.

Where is my pink sweater?

February 25, 2020
Slater, Nicola, author, artist.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
On board pages
Cover title
Follow Rudy as he searches for his favorite pink sweater in this interactive board book Rudy is looking for his favorite pink sweater. It's a little small-he's growing out of it-yet he can't help but treasure it! The nine jiving llamas haven't seen it, and neither have the eight prima pigerinas. Lift the flaps and peek through the die-cuts as Rudy follows a trail of pink yarn from his bedroom to the kitchen to the backyard and everywhere inbetween. This sweet, adventurous story is filled with bold and humorous illustrations, plus a fun counting element along the way.


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