New Arrivals · Kids’ Foreign Language Fiction & Easy Books

July 18, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Jādava kā jaṅgala

July 17, 2019
Varma, Vinayak, author.
Bengaluru : Pratham Books, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 x 25 cm
Translated from English.
Children's story.
Jadav has the best job in the world: he makes forests! How does he do it?


July 2, 2019
Jerry Cans (Musical group), author.
37 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"One beautiful spring morning, a group of friends go seal hunting so they can make a delicious stew. Hungry and tired, they begin to think they'll have to give up ... until they finally spot a seal! This charmingly illustrated book brings to life a popular song by the one-of-a-kind band The Jerry Cans."-- Provided by publisher.

My shoes and I : crossing three borders

July 2, 2019
Colato Laínez, René, author.
Houston, TX : Pinata Books, an imprint of Arte Publico Press, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
As a boy and his Papá travel from El Salvador to the United States to be reunited with Mamá, his wonderful new shoes help to distract him from the long and difficult journey.


July 1, 2019
Rooney, C. J., illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : b illustrations (chiefly color) ; 13 x 13 cm.
On board pages.
Cover title.
The Korean word for "numbers is pronounced "soot-jah". There are two number systems in Korean-Sino and Native. Native numbers are used for counting nouns. Introduce your little one to counting in both English and Korean with this illustrated book for bilingual learners!

Zong zi wa wa

June 25, 2019
|6880-01 Cao, Wenxuan.
|6880-04 Beijing : Tian tian chu ban she, 2018.
33 pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 27 cm.

Thị Tr̂án bên b̀ơ bî̉en

June 25, 2019
Schwartz, Joanne, author.
52 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 27 cm
Originally published in English in Canada and the USA by Canada Groundwood Books, in 2017, as: Town is by the sea.
"N̂éu bạn là ṃôt c̣âu bé ŝóng ̉ơ nh̃ưng thị tr̂án m̉o thụôc Cape Breton - họăc tḥât ra là ṃôt đ́ưa tr̉e b̂át kì tại ṃôt thị tr̂án m̉o b̂át kì trên tĥé gíơi - trong khỏang th̀ơi gian cûói tĥé k̉i XVIII họăc đ̂àu tĥé k̉i XIX, có lẽ bạn khó tránh kh̉oi ŝó pḥân làm vịêc dứơi các m̉o than khi tû̉oi v̀ưa chạm ngữơng chín, mừơi, tr̉ai qua mừơi hai tîéng làm vịêc m̂õi ngày trong đîèu kịên tăm t̂ói, nguy hî̉em và c̣ưc nhọc dứơi lòng đ̂át. Nhîèu tḥâp k̉i sau đó, cụôc ŝóng c̉ua nh̃ưng thị tr̂án này v̂ãn xoay quanh các ĥàm m̉o. Tḥâm chí vào nh̃ưng năm 1950, th̀ơi đî̉em câu chuỵên này ra đ̀ơi, nh̃ưng c̣âu bé t̂àm tû̉oi trung học, mang trên vai truŷèn tĥóng c̉ua cha ông, v̂ãn tĥáy tương lai đào x́ơi dứơi m̉o ch̀ơ đón mình ngay trứơc m̆át. Đó là di s̉an c̉ua thị tr̂án m̉o." -- Cover.

Yao guai tou le wo de ming zi

June 25, 2019
|6880-01 Yadong.
|6880-04 Beijing : Hua xue gong ye chu ban she, 2018.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm.

Bàn tay c̉ua b̂ó

June 25, 2019
Phạm, Thị Hoài Anh, author.
© 2017
62 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"The great Austrian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Sigmund Schlomo Freud, says: "The strongest demand of all children during their childhood is protection and protection, by the father. "The father's liking and education are of great significance and influence to intelligence, maturity; as well as an indefinite warranty for a child's lifetime happiness." -- Rough translation of the cover.

Sore shika nai wake nai deshō

June 25, 2019
|6880-01 Yoshitake, Shinsuke, 1973- author, illustrator.
|6880-03 Tōkyō : Hakusensha, 2018.
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Is the future going to be horrible? Does it have to be horrible? The title means "that can't be all there is to it, can it?" Life is about choices.

Yi da dai dan xin gui

June 25, 2019
Ironside, Virginia, author.
|6880-03 Taibei Shi : Wu nan tu shu chu ban gu fen you xian gong si, 2017.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Translation of: The huge bag of worries.

Pettson & Findus : Findus bé b̉ong m̂át tích

June 25, 2019
Nordqvist, Sven, author, illustrator.
© 2001
26 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
First published in Swedish, in Sweden, in 2001, as: När Findus var liten och försvann.
"Story about a farmer and his cat." -- Cataloger's judgment.

Oensonjabi sungnyŏ

June 25, 2019
Springer, Nancy, author.
|6880-03 Sŏul [South Korea] : Puk resipʻi, 2019.
248 pages ; 19 cm
Originally published in English in the United States as: The Case of the Left-Handed Lady.

¿De dónde eres?

June 6, 2019
Méndez, Yamile Saied, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
When a girl is asked where she's from, where she's really from, none of her answers seems to be the right one. Unsure about how to reply, she turns to her loving abuelo for help. He doesn't give her the response she expects. She gets an even better one.

I have a zoo : a story of animals all around me, told in English and Chinese

May 20, 2019
Mao, Xiao, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Chinese edition ©2010 Guangdong New Century Publishing House Co., Ltd.--title page verso.
Soar with swallows and butterflies, swim with fish and frogs, and stroll alongside elephants and camels. This bilingual children's book introduces kids to the Chinese language by taking a walk through nature--the zoo that anyone can visit.

Papa's garden

May 20, 2019
Li, Jian (Art teacher), author, artist.
New York : Shanghai Press, 2019.
1 volume : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 23 x 24 cm
"Papa finished constructing the garden. Everybody was enjoying it. But I had to help him gather each family member -big brother, big sister, Mama, Grandma, and Grandpa- and brought them to a place in the garden for a surprise. What could it be?"--Back cover.

Jhootha ladka

May 16, 2019
Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910, author.
Baranālā : Tarakabhāratī Prakāshana, 2018.
32 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm
Selected children's stories of a Russian author.

Vhaūū hāiparalūpa!

May 16, 2019
|6880-01 Menana, Śrīlatā, author.
Bengaluru : Pratham Books, 2018.
16 pages : color illustrations ; 18 x 23 cm.
Translated from English.
Children's story.
Vishnu loves to see new places. But he hates long journeys. Why can’t we have a faster mass transport system, he wonders. So when he reads about the hyperloop, he is blown away… whoopee! What’s this futuristic mass transport system?

Mi papi tiene una moto

May 14, 2019
Quintero, Isabel, author.
New York : Kokila, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Daisy Ramona takes a trip around the neighborhood with her father on his motorcycle and sees familiar people and places but also a community that is rapidly changing around her.

Toy story 4

May 6, 2019
Cregg, R. J., author.
New York : BuzzPop, an imprint of Little Bee Books, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Libro basado en la película / Movie storybook."--Cover.

Movie storybook = Libro basado en la película

April 30, 2019
Cregg, R. J., adapter.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Cover title.
"¡Español & English!"--Cover.
When Princess Jasmine leaves her palace, she meets Aladdin. With the help from a wish-granting genie, can Aladdin and Jasmine save the kingdom from a power-hungry sorcerer?

La luna mango

April 25, 2019
De Anda, Diane, author.
© 2019
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
When a father is taken away from his family and faces deportation, his family is left to grieve and wonder what comes next. Maricela, Manual, and their mother face the many challenges and changes created by their father's absence. A new home, missed soccer games and birthday parties, and emptiness are now day-to-day norms. But Maricela learns that her love for her father is sustained even though he is no longer part of her daily life.

Sofi paints her dreams

April 25, 2019
Ortiz, Raquel M., author.
Houston, TX : Pinata Books, an imprint of Arte Publico Press, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
After a bad school day, Sofi is transported from a New York City community garden to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and helps composer Juan Luis and artist Guerlande.

Singing -- Cantando de colores : a bilingual book of harmony

April 19, 2019
Rodríguez, Patty, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
"Inspired by one of the oldest and most beloved traditional Spanish folk songs, 'De Colores' (In Colors), this book will introduce little ones to the beauty of life, joy, inclusivity, and their first English and Spanish words" -- back cover.

Where is? El Chavo = ¿Dónde está? El Chavo : a bilingual hide-and-seek book

April 17, 2019
Rodríguez, Patty, author.
[Los Angeles, California] : Lil Libros, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
"Inspired by the internationally acclaimed sitcom 'El Chavo del Ocho,' this book will introduce little ones to their first English and Spanish words as they explore la vecindad in search of the mischievous El Chavo" -- back cover.

De basura a tesoro = Trash into treasure

March 27, 2019
Freitas, Bethany V., adapter.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, 2019.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
TV tie-in.
"Based on the TV series teleplay written by Bill Burnett"--T.p.
George is part of a team challenge to help clean up the city on Pretty City Day. But when he finds hidden and forgotten treasures along the way, he realizes he's collecting more treasures than he is trash! If he wants to help his team win the challenge, he'll need to sort out his growing stash of treasures and see which ones he really wants to keep. This Spanish/English bilingual reader is set in two different color text for ease of readability, and also includes bonus activities to help reinforce the concepts presented in the story.


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