New Arrivals · Kids’ Foreign Language Fiction & Easy Books

December 7, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Just one itsy bitsy bite

December 6, 2018
Garza, Xavier, author.
Houston, TX : Piñata Books, an imprint of Arte Público Press, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, 29 cm
Just as Joaquin and his mother are about to enjoy their pan de muerto on the Day of the Dead, a skeleton arrives offering to play music in exchange for one tiny bite.

The little pigs and the sweet rice cakes : a story told in English and Chinese

December 6, 2018
Li, Jian (Art teacher), author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Told in a bilingual Chinese and English edition, this is the story of three little pigs whose appetites initially get the better of them. In a shared dream, they met an old man who tells them to deliver sweet rice cakes to him a week before New Year's Eve. The next morning, they see some sweet rice cakes on their kitchen table. The three little pigs completely forget the old man and eat every bit of them. When their mother comes home, she is very angry to discover all the cakes gone. Seeing their mother unhappy, the three little pigs help her make more delicious sweet rice cakes. When there is only a week left before Chinese New Year's Eve, their mother lays the sweet rice cakes in front of the portrait of the Kitchen God and prays for the peace for the family. On seeing the portrait, the three little pigs realize that the old man in their dreams is actually the Kitchen God!"--Provided by publisher.

Puppy Dog Pals diversión buena y limpia = good, clean fun.

December 4, 2018
New York, NY : BuzzPop, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing USA, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Based on the episode "A.R.F.," by Bob Smiley
"Disney Junior Puppy Dog Pals"--cover
Bob introduces his pug puppies Bingo and Rolly to A.R.F., a robotic dog that is supposed to clean up after them, but things do not go according to plan.

Cuando amamos cantamos = when we love someone we sing to them

November 30, 2018
Martínez, Ernesto Javier, author.
San Francisco, CA : Reflection Press, 2018
38 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
A reclamation of the Mexican serenata tradition, follow the story of a young boy who asks his father if there is a song for a boy who loves a boy.

My First Mandarin words with Gordon & Li Li

November 27, 2018
McSween, Michele Wong, author.
unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published in 2008 as three separate titles: Godon & Li Li : words for everyday, Godon & Li Li : learn animals in Mandarin, and Godon & Li Li : count in Mandarin.
Cover title.
"Every word includes the English word, Chinese character, Pinyin, and a pronunciation guide for easy learning success!"--Back cover.

¿Cómo se siente Mickey? = How is Mickey feeling?

November 23, 2018
New York, NY : BuzzPop, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Title from cover.
"Discover sixteen emotions, qualties, and states with Mickey Mouse and friends!"--Page [4] of cover.

¡Atrapa ese pez! = Catch that fish!

November 15, 2018
Stack, Stevie, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Based on the episode "Gone Fishin'," by Mark Drop.
¡Español & English! Bilingual / Bilingüe"--Cover.
Mickey Mouse y Goofy están muy emocionados por su viaje de pesca annual, pero cuando sus amigos deciden unirse a ellos, ¡la tranquila excursión de Goofy y Mickey se convierte en una misión de rescate! Mickey Mouse and Goofy are excited for their annual fishing trip. But when the other Roadster Racers decide to join them, Mickey and Goofy's quiet outing turns into a rescue mission!

Galápagos girl

November 14, 2018
Arnold, Marsha Diane, author.
New York : Children's Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc., [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"A bilingual story, inspired by the childhood of Valentina Cruz, whose family was one of the first permanent inhabitants of the Galapagos islands. Valentina makes a promise to protect the islands and her animal friends"-- Provided by publisher.

Amo a mi familia = I love my family.

November 2, 2018
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
On board pages.
¡Español & English! Bilingual / Bilingüe" --Cover.
"Conoce a la princesa Elena y su familia, y descubre lo que ama de su hermana, padres, abuelos y mucho más. Meet Princess Elena and her family, and discover what she loves about her sister, parents, grandparents, and much more!"--Back cover.

¿Quieres jugar? = Do you want to play?

November 1, 2018
New York, NY : BuzzPop, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
On board pages.
Olaf the snowman plays with Anna and Elsa and his other friends throughout the day.

Don't eat me, Chupacabra! = ¡No me comas, Chupacabra! : a delicious story with digestible Spanish vocabulary

October 30, 2018
Sullivan, Kyle.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
On board pages.
Little Chupacabra is a picky eater with a monstrous appetite for only one thing: goats. This is a huge problem if you happen to be a goat. Set in gorgeous Puerto Rico, this delicious tale of compromise features digestible Spanish vocabulary, a menagerie of animal amigos, and one determined -- and hungry -- Chupacabra.

Daniela Pirata

October 30, 2018
Isern, Susanna, author.
[Madrid] : NubeOcho, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
"Los piratas del Caimán Negro no quieren niñas en su barco. ¿Qué pasará cuando llegue Daniela?"--Back cover.

Growing up on the playground

October 15, 2018
Luna, James (James G.), 1962- author.
Houston, TX : Pinata Books, an imprint of Arte Publico Press, [2018]
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 23 cm
From the first day of kindergarten, Ana and her friends have fun and encourage each other on the playground until, in sixth grade, they must leave it to the younger children.

Movie storybook = Libro basado en la película

October 4, 2018
Cregg, R. J., adaptor.
New York : BuzzPop, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Cover title.
"¡Español & English!"--Cover.
Únete a Rapunzel al abandonar su torre por primera vez y emprender una aventura mágica que cambiará su vida para siempre.

No no yes yes = No no sí sí

October 4, 2018
Patricelli, Leslie.
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
A small child leanrs the difference between No No things, such as running away, and Yes Yes things, such as holding an adult's hand.

Baby happy baby sad = bebé feliz bebé triste

October 1, 2018
Patricelli, Leslie, author, illustrator.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
On board pages
Happy things. Sad things. They're all in a baby's day!

Movie storybook = Libro basado en la película

September 27, 2018
Cregg, R. J., adapter.
New York : BuzzPop, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Cover title.
¡Español & English!--Cover.
When Queen Elsa accidentally uses her icy magic at her coronation, she flees. Can Anna bring her sister home?

Ocho monitos

September 10, 2018
Haskamp, Steve, author, illustrator.
Franklin, TN : Piggy Toes Press, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 x 24 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
Monkeys bounce on the bed as they count down from eight to one. In Spanish and English.

Ai ̉ơ sau lưng bạn th́ê? : Nh̃ưng ngừơi bạn trên hoang mạc

September 6, 2018
Fukuda, Toshio, 1971- author.
© 2008 (Japanese text).
31 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published in Japanese in Japan.

Bulang jia de chao ji ming xing : quan shi jie zui cong ming de bao bei

September 6, 2018
James, Simon, 1961-
|6880-04 Wuhan : Hubei chang jiang chu ban ji tuan : Hubei mei shu chu ban she, 2009.
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.

Monzen banana

September 6, 2018
|6880-01 Sasaki, Mio.
|6880-03 Tōkyō : Bunken Shuppan, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
|6880-05 Insulted at having been tossed away in front of the school gate, a banana peel comes to life and gives the children a stern such a comically dramatic fashion that he becomes a big hit.

Buen día, buenas noches

August 31, 2018
Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm
Spanish translation of English title: "Good day, good night."
Summary from an English edition: A little rabbit greets each day and says good night to the familiar things outside.

El día en que descubres quién eres

August 29, 2018
Woodson, Jacqueline, author.
New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.

In Winter ... = en invierno ...

August 24, 2018
Manso, Susana Madinabeitia.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 14 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
In winter... I am going to build a snowman! What are you going to build? En invierno... ¡Voy a hacer un muñeco de nieve! ¿Qué vas a hacer tú?

Frida, el misterio del anillo del pavo real y yo

August 24, 2018
Cervantes, Angela, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
223 pages ; 20 cm
"Scholastic en espa©łol"--Cover.
When Lizzie and Gael share an irresistible challenge, to find the peacock ring that once belonged to artist Frida Kahlo, Paloma decides it is the perfect way to honor her father.


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