New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

May 24, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

An unofficial encyclopedia of strategy for Fortniters. Battle Royale for noobs

May 23, 2019
Rich, Jason, author.
New York : Sky Pony, 2019.
pages cm.
"An All-Encompassing Introductory Guide to Fortnite! Get started playing the most popular game out there! An Unofficial Encyclopedia of Strategy for Fortniters: Battle Royale for Noobs will introduce you to all aspects of Fortnite Battle Royale using a comprehensive "A to Z" format that's extremely easy-to-understand and that includes hundreds of full-color screenshots. Every core element of the game will be explained in detail, while also providing you with tips and strategies that'll help you achieve success and stay alive longer during matches. Whether you're playing Fortnite Battle Royale on a PC, Mac, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, or Android-based mobile device, this double-length, full-color, unofficial strategy guide will provide you or "noobs" you know with all of the information you need to get started playing this incredibly popular game. Learn game-play modes and how they differ, plus discover how to customize and control your soldier throughout each match. Explore the island, combat, building, and survival techniques, and discover the many different types of terrain and challenges you'll experience in the game. With this guide, you'll: Learn the basics of the most compelling video game out there Arm yourself with the best strategies and knowledge of weapons, resources, and loot items Know how to achieve success, stay alive during matches, and climb the ranks"-- Provided by publisher.

The amazing world of Gumball : adventures in Elmore

May 23, 2019
Peer, Brittany, author.
©2019
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
The Amazing World of Gumball created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network.
"The gang's all here! Join Gumball, Darwin, Anais, and all your favorite friends from Cartoon Networks's hit television series The amazing world of Gumball in these hilarious adventures throughout the town of Elmore."--Back cover.

Smithsonian dinosaurs and other amazing creatures from deep time

May 23, 2019
Edgar, Blake, author.
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2019]
63 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
"A fun, pocket-sized book presenting the remarkable dinosaurs and other creatures that roamed Earth billions of years ago"-- Provided by publisher.

The astronaut who painted the moon : the true story of Alan Bean

May 23, 2019
Robbins, Dean, 1957- author.
©2019
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 31 cm
"Journey to the Moon on the Apollo 12 mission with astronaut and artist Alan Bean! As a boy, Alan wanted to fly planes. As a young navy pilot, Alan wished he could paint the view from the cockpit. So he took an art class to learn patterns and forms. But no class could prepare him for the beauty of the lunar surface some 240,000 miles from Earth. In 1969, Alan became the fourth man and first artist on the moon. He took dozens of pictures, but none compared to what he saw through his artistic eyes. When he returned to Earth, he began to paint what he saw. Alan's paintings allowed humanity to experience what it truly felt like to walk on the moon."-- Provided by publisher.

125 animals that changed the world

May 23, 2019
Maloney, Brenna, author.
Washington, DC : National Geographic Kids, [2019]
112 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Stories of pets and other animals who became famous and did good deeds, for children."-- Provided by publisher.

Ultimate unofficial survival tactics for Fortnite Battle Royale. Sharpshooter secrets for mastering your arsenal

May 23, 2019
Rich, Jason R.
New York : Sky Pony Press, 2019.
125 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"The Ultimate Guide to Fortnite Weapon Use Strategy Power up your arsenal with Ultimate Unofficial Survival Tactics for Fortnite Battle Royale: Sharpshooter Secrets for Mastering Your Arsenal! This full-color, comprehensive guide unlocks the weapons and items offered within the game and shows you how to best use them. Inside, you'll find in-depth strategies and techniques for achieving accurate aim, how to accomplish headshots, and how to make the best use of explosive and projectile weapons. Whether you're on a PC, Mac, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, or Android-based gaming system, you'll learn how to utilize more than one hundred different types of weapons in order to achieve #1 Victory Royale. Learn the secrets to each weapon's ammo type, capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses in order to use it effectively in a firefight. Additionally, you will develop a thorough understanding of the weapons, ammo types, and items available, and you will learn proven strategies for putting together the perfect personal arsenal for each phase of a match--including the End Game. Master close-range, mid-range, and long-range combat techniques Learn how to use weapons and items to build your skills and win battles and firefights Know how, when, and where to find weapons and ammo Find out how utilize loot items that serve as weapons, including Grenades, Clingers, Remote Explosive, Stink Bombs, etc. Learn how to strategize your survival by utilizing health and shield powerups"-- Provided by publisher.

An unofficial encyclopedia of strategy for Fortniters : a guide to skins, tools, gear, and accessories

May 23, 2019
Rich, Jason, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2019]
116 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"An unofficial guide for Battle Royale"--Cover.
Presents alphabetically arranged topics on core elements of the game, including how to customize soldiers, improve combat and exploration skills, and unlock tools and loot items.

The animal life cycle

May 23, 2019
Spalding, Maddie, 1990- author.
Mankato, MN : Child's World, [2019]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Introduces the life cycle of animals, including different types of animals, how they grow and change, and the pattern of life and death.

Conserving resources

May 23, 2019
Ventura, Marne, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
Conserving Resources introduces readers to the ideas behind recycling, conservation, and sharing resources.

The cycle of photosynthesis

May 23, 2019
Ringstad, Arnold, author.
Mankato, MN : The Child's World, [2019]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Making life possible -- What goes into the cycle? -- How does photosynthesis work? -- The results of photosynthesis -- Cycle of photosynthesis diagram -- Fast facts.
"Introduces the process of photosynthesis. Readers will gain insight into how photosynthesis works and its effects"-- www.childsworld.com.

Cycles of the night sky

May 23, 2019
Smibert, Angie, author.
Mankato, MN : Childs World, [2019]
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 x 25 cm.
Introduces the cycles of the night sky, including why the night sky changes, different constellations, and discover how the moon is involved.

Cycles of the seasons

May 23, 2019
Golkar, Golriz, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Why seasons occur -- Seasonal changes -- Different seasonal patterns -- When seasons are disturbed -- Cycles of the seasons diagram -- Fast facts -- Glossary -- To learn more -- Index.
"Introduces the cycles of seasons and their impact on Earth. Readers will gain insight into how Earth's tilt plays an important role, how the hemispheres are effected differently, and what happens when seasons are disturbed." -- From publisher's website.

Goods and services

May 23, 2019
Ventura, Marne, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes online references and index.
Goods -- Making goods -- Services -- Providing services.
Introduces readers to the economic concepts of goods and services.

Government and community

May 23, 2019
Ventura, Marne, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Includes online references and index.
Community -- Government -- Taxes -- Voting and elections.

Gravity

May 23, 2019
Hansen, Grace, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Includes index.
What is gravity? -- Gravity & matter -- Into space -- Life -- Let's review! -- Glossary -- Index -- Abdo kids code.
Explains the force of gravity. Readers will learn about Isaac Newton and the falling apple, what gravity is, how it affects their daily lives and the entire universe! This title is complete with carefully chosen photographs and labeled diagrams to help visual learners.

Heat

May 23, 2019
Hansen, Grace, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.
Includes index.
What is heat? -- Conduction -- Convection -- Radiation -- Let's review! -- Glossary -- Index -- Abdo kids code.
"This title will explain what heat is and how it transfers in three ways through convection, conduction, and radiation. It is complete with carefully chosen photographs and labeled diagrams to help visual learners. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards." -- Amazon.com.

Light

May 23, 2019
Hansen, Grace, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Includes glossary and index.
What is light? -- Visible light -- Light is waves & particles! -- Let's review! -- Glossary -- Index -- Abdo kids code.
"This title will explain what light is and how it travels in waves. It also explains how humans see light with their eyes as color! It is complete with carefully chosen photographs and labeled diagrams to help visual learners. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards." -- Amazon.com.

Magnetism

May 23, 2019
Hansen, Grace, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Includes glossary and index.
What is a magnet? -- North & south poles -- A giant magnet -- Let's review -- Glossary -- Index -- Abdo kids code.
"This title explains what magnetism is, what materials are magnets, and what makes a material magnetic. Readers will even learn that Earth is a giant magnet! It is complete with carefully chosen photographs and labeled diagrams to help visual learners. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards." -- Amazon.com.

Motion

May 23, 2019
Hansen, Grace, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.
Includes glossary and index.
What is motion? -- The first law -- The second law -- The third law -- Energy in motion -- Let's review! -- Glossary -- Index -- Abdo kids code.
"This title explains what motion is and the energy it takes to make motion happen. It will also review Isaac Newton's three laws of motion and what they mean. It is complete with carefully chosen photographs and labeled diagrams to help visual learners. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards." -- Amazon.com.

Needs and wants

May 23, 2019
Ventura, Marne, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Needs -- Wants -- Needs before wants -- Making choices.
Introduces readers to the differences between needs and wants in the context of economic activity.

The oxygen cycle

May 23, 2019
Golkar, Golriz, author.
Mankato, MN : Child's World, [2019]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
"Introduces the oxygen cycle and its impact on Earth. Readers will gain insight into how oxygen is created and used, what happens when it combines with other elements, and how human activities have impacted the cycle"--Provided by publisher.

The plant life cycle

May 23, 2019
Ringstad, Arnold, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
From seed to plant -- Pollen and seeds -- Growing and maturing -- Pollution and plants -- Plant life cycle diagram -- Fast facts -- Glossary -- To learn more -- Index.
"Introduces the plant life cycle. Readers will gain insight into the journey from seed to plant, why plants are important to living things, and how pollution can damage plants." -- From publisher's website.

The rock cycle

May 23, 2019
London, Martha, author.
Mankato, MN : Child's World, [2019]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Introduces the rock cycle and its impact on Earth, including the three basic forms of rocks, how they are formed, and how they change into each other.

Sound

May 23, 2019
Hansen, Grace, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.
Includes index.
What is sound? -- Pitch & volume -- Let's review! -- Glossary -- Index -- Abdo kids code.
"This title will explain what sound is and how it travels in waves. It will also explain what pitch and loudness is, and how humans hear it. It is complete with carefully chosen photographs and labeled diagrams to help visual learners. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards." -- Amazon.com.

Spending and saving money

May 23, 2019
Gaertner, Meg, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index and glossary.
Economics -- Benefits and costs -- Saving -- Making a decision.
"Spending and Saving Money introduces readers to the concept of spending and saving money, including making decisions about when to spend and when to save."--Amazon.com.

Supply and demand

May 23, 2019
Ventura, Marne, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.

The water cycle

May 23, 2019
Spalding, Maddie, 1990-
Mankato, MN : The Child's World, [2019]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Water everywhere -- From cloud to raindrop -- Climate change -- The water cycle diagram -- Fast facts.
"Introduces the water cycle and its impact on Earth. Readers will gain insight into how water moves around Earth, what water is made from, and how climate change impacts the cycle" -- www.childsworld.com.

What is force?

May 23, 2019
Rake, Jody Sullivan, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Get moving, with force -- Science friction -- A heavy situation -- Electric forces -- Using forces -- Pushing with thrust -- Experiment: How far can you go?.
"Get moving! By opening this book, you'll be using force to make the cover move. You use forces every day. But how? Learn more about this science basic and then experience the ups and downs of force with a hands-on experiment."-- Provided by publisher.

What is light?

May 23, 2019
Weakland, Mark, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Introduction -- Waves and particles -- Electric and magnetic fields -- A rainbow of light -- Light particles -- Cleaning with light -- Electricity from sunlight -- Other uses for light -- Use a water prism to explore light.
"We can see light. We know it makes plants grow. Light pours from the sun and from glowing light bulbs. But we can't touch it, or hold it. What is light? Learn about this science basic, and then get hands-on with an experiment that will light up the classroom."-- Provided by publisher.

What is magnetism?

May 23, 2019
Weakland, Mark, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Introduction -- Magnetic field and force -- Kinds of magnets -- Magnetic poles -- Magnetic materials -- Maglev train -- Electric cars -- Speakers -- Exploring magnetism, a two-part experiment.
What makes things move, but cannot be seen? Magnetism pushes and pulls but remains invisible. Includes a hands-on experiment.

What is sound?

May 23, 2019
Rake, Jody Sullivan, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Sounds all around -- Sound is a wave -- Loud and soft, high and low -- Sound through air, liquid, and solid -- Receiving sound: how ears work -- Sounds for communication -- Sounds and music -- How phones work -- Sound experiment -- Glossary -- Read more -- Internet sites -- Critical thinking questions -- Index.
"Listen up! Spread the word and ride the wave of science basics with this book about sound. Then look and listen during a hands-on science experiment that will draw everyone's attention in the library or classroom."-- Provided by publisher.

My little pony. Nightmare knights

May 23, 2019
Whitley, Jeremy, author.
San Diego, CA : IDW, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
At head of title: My little pony.
When Equestria is threatened by a great evil, Princess Luna assembles a team of former villains--including Tempest Shadow, Trixie, and Stygian--to work together and find a way to save the land.

A cat's guide to the night sky

May 23, 2019
Atkinson, Stuart, author.
London : Laurence King Publishing, 2018.
54 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Includes index.
Become a stargazer -- Lights in the sky -- Why look at the sky? -- What are stars? -- Patterns in the sky -- The dancing sky -- A sky for every season -- The spring sky -- The summer sky -- The Milky Way -- The autumn sky -- The winter sky -- The best of the rest -- The moon -- The planets -- Which lights are planets? -- Shooting stars -- The northern lights -- Moving lights in the sky -- Fuzzy patches -- What's next? -- Let's go!
"If you look up at the sky on a dark night, what do you see? There's a whole universe staring back at you. In the company of Felicity the cat, discover the phases of the moon, the constellations, and how to spot the Northern Lights and the Milky Way"--Provided by publisher.

The story of people : a first book about humankind

May 23, 2019
Barr, Catherine, 1951- author.
©2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
When did the first humans live? How did humans spread all over the world? How has science and technology changed the way we live? And what will happen to humans in the future? The team behind The Story of Space and The Story of Life present a first book about the human world for very young children, looking at how humans evolved and the history of humanity up to the present day.

Sitting like a saint : Catholic mindfulness for kids

May 23, 2019
Bottaro, Gregory, author.
North Palm Beach, Florida : Wellspring, [2018]
35 pages : color illustrations; 24 cm
Introduction -- Prayer of the Present Moment -- St. Francis of Assisi: Wolf of Gubbio -- St. Simeon Stylites: The pilar -- Bl. Solanus Casey: Blessed bee -- St. Teresa of Ávila: Sour-faced saints -- St. Joan of Arc: God's soldier -- Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati: Verso L'Alto -- The prophet Elijah: The still small voice -- St. John Paul II: Have a great day -- Thérèse of Lisieux: Showering roses -- St. Paul: Love is kind -- St. Faustina: Divine mercy -- St. Joseph: Silent pause -- Virgin Mary, Mother of God: Fiat -- St. Padre Pio: Don't worry about a thing.
"A fun, accessible guide to mindfulness for children. Beautifully illustrated, 'Sitting Like a Saint' introduces children to the great saints of the Catholic faith, while helping them develop skills equally as important as learning to read and write: self-awareness, focus, problem solving, and resilience."--From dust jacket.

Cars : engines that move you

May 22, 2019
Zettwoch, Dan, author, artist.
New York : First Second Books, 2019.
121 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Intake : prehistory of cars -- Compression : putting it all together -- Power : explosive growth -- Exhaust : cars and our environment.
A young reader's introduction to where cars came from and how they work.

LEGO minifigure mayhem

May 22, 2019
Davies, Beth, author.
©2019
63 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Out of this world -- Wacky Witch -- Zombie Businessman -- Elf Maiden -- Square Foot -- Challenge! Stack a minifigure -- Cyborg -- Alien Trooper -- Spider Lady -- Monster Scientist -- Busy minifigures -- Astronaut -- Wildlife Photographer -- Police Constable -- Challenge! Guess who! -- Roller Derby Girl -- Professional Surfer -- Kickboxer -- Party time! -- Hot Dog Man -- Birthday Party Girl -- Disco Diva -- Cake Guy -- Challenge! Minifigure muddle -- Cactus Girl -- Race Car Guy -- Butterfly Girl.
Full of facts, jokes and activities, this book is perfect for young LEGO fans who are beginning to develop a love of reading. Find out about some of the coolest and silliest LEGO minifigure characters with simple, entertaining text and fun fact files. Discover the Chef's tastiest creations, laugh at the Clown's funniest jokes, and be inspired by creative LEGO play ideas and challenges. LEGO Minifigure Mayhem is packed with colorful images that will encourage even reluctant readers to read more about their favorite LEGO characters, and beyond.

Roblox top role-playing games

May 22, 2019
Cox, Alexander, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Offers an introduction to the many role-playing games in the Roblox universe and includes tips, tricks, and interviews with the creators.

Rocks and minerals : all the latest facts from the field

May 22, 2019
Strother, Ruth, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2019]
112 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Information about rocks and minerals for children"-- Provided by publisher.

Truth or lie : sharks!

May 22, 2019
Perl, Erica S., author.
New York, NY : Random House, [2019]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Fun, factual information about sharks. from the Truth Or Lie series."-- Provided by publisher.

Alex Morgan

May 22, 2019
Wetzel, Dan, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.
132 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
The dream come true -- Early years -- College recruitment -- Cal -- Under-20 -- Rising up -- Qualifying -- 2011 World Cup -- London -- Triumph -- Superstar.
"The second book in a middle-grade nonfiction sports series that focuses on today's superstars and up-and-comers"-- Provided by publisher.

The worst book ever

May 22, 2019
Gravel, Elise, author, illustrator.
Montreal, Quebec : Drawn & Quarterly, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm

Mysticons

May 21, 2019
Leth, Kate, author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2018-
volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Four girls who have the ability to transform into legendary warriors, called Mysticons, band together to save their realm from evil. Arkayna, Zarya, Emerald and Piper -- who all come from different walks of life -- are drawn together by a prophecy to battle evil and protect their homeland." --Provided by publisher.

Girls with guts! : the road to breaking barriers and bashing records

May 20, 2019
Gonzales, Debbie, author.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Nonfiction picture book of the history of women's participation in sports around the world. Briefly explains the legal battle to pass Title IX for women's equality and ongoing challenges to equal treatment for girls.

Bark in the park! : poems for dog lovers

May 20, 2019
Corman, Avery, author.
©2019
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Go on a walk to the park with all different kinds of dogs and their owners in this funny and charming poetry picture book. Enjoy Avery Corman's canine poetry for an Afghan hound, basset hound, beagle, bloodhound, Daschshund, boxer, greyhound, and more as they stroll with their owners to the park.

Boom! Bellow! Bleat! : animal poems for two or more voices

May 20, 2019
Heard, Georgia, author.
©2019
32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Animal songs -- We don't say Ribbit! -- We call to each other -- Noisy fish -- You can't see us, but you can hear us -- Song thief -- Rattlesnake warning -- Cricket arithmetic : three haiku -- Flight of the honeybees -- Bigclaw snapping shrimp -- Songsters of the sea -- The language of elephants -- Forest orchestra.
Designed to be read aloud by two or more people, this playful collection of thirteen poems for young children explores a variety of animal sounds. Includes animal facts.

Brilliant ideas from wonderful women

May 20, 2019
Lopez, Aitziber, 1981-
Minneapolis, MN : Wide Eyed Editions, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
"First published in Spain in 2018 under the title Inventoras Y Sus Inventos by Flamboyant Editorial Flamboyant,"--verso.
"15 incredible inventions from inspiring women!"--Cover.
Introduces the women who invented automobile heating, Monopoly, dishwashers, syringes, and other articles, and explains the reaction in their day and how their ideas lie behind successful current devices even when they were ahead of their times.

Climbing shadows : poems for children

May 20, 2019
Bramer, Shannon, author.
©2019
44 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"The poems in Climbing Shadows were inspired by a class of kindergarten children whom poet and playwright Shannon Bramer came to know over the course of a school year. She set out to write a poem for each child, sharing her love of poetry with them. This original collection reflects the children's joys and sorrows, worries and fears, moods and sense of humor."--Provided by publisher.

Doctor Esperanto and the language of hope

May 20, 2019
Rockliff, Mara, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustratoins ; 28 cm.
"Life was harsh in the town of Bialystok, particularly for a Jewish boy like Leyzer Zamenhof. But Leyzer thought he knew the reason for the anger and distrust. With every group speaking a different language, how could people understand each other? Without understanding, how could there be peace? Zamenhof had an idea: a "universal" second language everyone could speak. But a language that would be easy to learn was not easy to invent, especially when even his own father stood between him and his dream. Yet when at last in 1887 "Doctor Esperanto" sent his words into the world, a boy's idea became a community that spread across the globe."--Book jacket.

Farming

May 20, 2019
Gibbons, Gail, author.
New York : Holiday House, [2019]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
"New and updated" -- cover.
"Explore the world with Gail Gibbons"--Cover.
An introduction, in simple text and illustrations, to farming and the work done on a farm throughout the seasons.

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