New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

August 15, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Ocean renegades!

August 14, 2018
Howard, Abby (Comic artist), author, illustrator.
New York : Amulet Books, 2018.
119 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Determined to show Ronnie just how interesting prehistoric life was before the age of the dinosaurs, Miss Lernin takes her back in time to the six parts of the Paleozoic era to study the earliest lifeforms on Earth, starting with the rise of the vertebrates"--Provided by publisher.

Hey, hey, hay! : a tale of bales and the machines that make them

August 14, 2018
Mihaly, Christy, author.
New York : Holiday House, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
A girl tells the tale of making hay as Mom uses a mower for mowing grass, then a tedder for aerating the grass, and eventually a baler. Told in rhyme and illustrated with fabulous art by Joe Cepeda, each part of the process is a celebration of summer, farming, and the mother-daughter relationship. Back matter includes a glossary.

Tim'rous beastie : an anthology of small adventures in a big and dangerous world

August 14, 2018
296 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm.
A pig being lowered into hell in a bucket -- Better nature -- Burrows -- Chosen ones -- Chimera --The flavour of the sky -- The far shore -- A long way -- Track -- The long bridge -- Rainmaker -- Myths of the wild bassets -- The tadpole twins versus bureaucracy -- The feasting star -- Lost and found -- The silk crown -- A tail of trouble -- Pests.
"A graphic anthology featuring tales of brave and imperiled critters defying their size and place in the natural order." -- Back cover..


August 13, 2018
Riggs, Kate, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Creative Education and Creative Paperbacks, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of foxes, the widespread members of the dog family. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how foxes can outsmart other animals"--Provided by publisher.

Scuba diver

August 13, 2018
Murray, Laura K., 1989- author.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Introduction -- Wild work -- Equipped to dive -- Training for safety -- Underwater city -- Is diving for you? -- You be the scuba diver! -- Glossary.
A brief exploration of what scuba divers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of scuba diving to discover ancient, underwater cities.

Snow leopards

August 13, 2018
Bodden, Valerie, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Creative Education and Creative Paperbacks, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of snow leopards, the non-roaring big cats of Central Asia. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why snow leopards have spotted fur.

African-American history makers collection : readers that grow with you : 4 books in one!

August 13, 2018
[Washington, D.C.] : [National Geographic], [2018]
32, 32, 32, 48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Index included at the end of "book" about Martin Luther King, Jr.
All titles previously published and with various copyright dates.
George Washington Carver (Level 1) -- Rosa Parks (Level 2) -- Frederick Douglass (Level 2) -- Martin Luther King, Jr. (Level 3).

Legends of Alola

August 13, 2018
Whitehill, Simcha, author.
31 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
A guide to legendary and mythical-level Pokémon in the Alola region includes information on each monster's fighting style and origin.

Howard and the mummy : Howard Carter and the search for King Tut's tomb

August 10, 2018
Fern, Tracey E., author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Projectile science: the physics behind kicking a field goal and launching a rocket : with science activities for kids

August 10, 2018
Wood, Matthew Brenden, author.
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, [2018]
v, 122 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
The science of projectiles -- What goes up: The laws of motion -- Projectile motion: Tracking trajectories -- Slingshots, catapults, and cannons: Mechanical energy -- Curveballs and spirals: Air resistance -- When what goes up doesn't come down: Rockets.
Learn why projectiles follow the paths they do and what factors influence those paths. Readers who are fascinated with potato cannons, slingshots, and rocketry will love taking that next step and applying what they learn about the laws of physics to the science of figuring out where to aim.

Whitney Houston : recording artist & actress

August 10, 2018
Heppermann, Christine.
Minneapolis, MN : ABDO Pub. Co., ©2013.
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
America's sweetheart -- Nippy -- Superstar debuts -- She does it again -- New love -- Big role, a big song, a big day -- Behind the mask -- Falling star -- One day at a time.
Profiles the life and career of singer and actress Whitney Houston.

Children's illustrated history atlas

August 9, 2018
Adams, Simon, 1955- author.
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 31 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: Smithsonian.
"This beautiful history atlas helps children learn about world history, all the way from the first humans leaving Africa right up to how the world looks now, with a modern world map. It's packed with more than 40 historical maps and fascinating nuggets of information about the past."--Publisher's description.


August 9, 2018
Beall, Abigail, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2018.
208 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"Science as you've never seen it before" -- cover.
Matter -- Energy & forces -- Life -- Reference.
"Science! Incredible computer generated illustrations reveal and explain science as never before. Discover how atoms bond, why diamonds are so strong but metals bend, and how rocks and crystals form. See the survival secrets of life in a Bornean rainforest, the metamorphosis of a dragon fly, and how a flamingo feeds. Explore the energy that powers the universe, the forces at work on a motorcycle and the science behind floating and flying" -- back cover.

Animal smackdown : surprising animal matchups with surprising results

August 9, 2018
Krieger, Emily, author.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Enter the ring to witness an epic battle of brawn between an ant and an elephant! A chimp vs. a crow in a showdown of wits! An emporer penguin vs. a pygmy mamoset in a contest for cutest creature! Some of the victors might surprise you and all of these animals will amaze you! Stats, fun facts, photos, and in-depth profiles about each contender will help you pick winners for more than a dozen mighty matchups. A March Madness-style bracket at the end of the book allows readers to choose the ultimate champion!

Look, I'm an engineer.

August 9, 2018
New York, New York : DK, 2018.
46 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
Provides step-by-step instructions for making fourteen projects that demonstrate scientific principles, including rafts, insect homes, and bridges.

Visual guide to math

August 9, 2018
Wilding, Karen, author.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
"A first reference book for children"--Cover.
What is math -- Numbers everywhere -- Counting -- Number order -- Seeing without counting -- Number patterns -- Ten-frame number patterns -- Numbers within numbers -- The number 10 -- Number lines -- Place value -- Comparing -- Making 100 -- Groups of 100 -- Numbers in 100 - More comparing -- Adding -- Subtracting -- Counting on... -- ...and counting back -- Adding with ten frames -- Subtracting with ten frames -- Adding on a number line -- Subtracting on a number line -- Difference -- Difference on a number line -- Multiplying -- Dividing -- Multiplying with arrays -- Dividing with arrays -- Multiplying with ten frames -- Dividing with ten frames -- Multiplying on a number line -- Dividing on a number line -- Odd and even -- Building times tables -- Multiples -- Multiplying by 10 -- Fractions -- Halves and quarters -- Adding halves -- Measuring -- Standard measurements -- Nonstandard measurements -- Length, height, and depth -- Mass -- Capacity -- Estimating -- My day -- Hours and minutes -- Days, weeks, and months -- Temperature -- Money -- Using coins -- Spending money -- Shapes -- 2-D shapes -- 3-D shapes -- Nets of shapes -- Direction -- Reflection of objects -- Collecting data -- Showing data -- Pictograms -- Bar graphs.
Learn all about counting, numbers, calculating, measuring, shapes, and more with this helpful visual guide. Supports STEM curriculum for ages 4-8.

Spooked! : how a radio broadcast and The war of the worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of America

August 9, 2018
Jarrow, Gail.
Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2018]
139 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Describes the panic induced when listeners believed Orson Welles' radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" to be news of an alien invasion, discussing the context in which the broadcast was aired and why it was so convincing.

TotA+lly middle school : tales of friends, family, and fitting in

August 9, 2018
New York : Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, [2018]
178 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Letters / by Lois Lowry -- What planet are you from? / by Gregory Maguire -- When she whined in her sleep / by Gary D. Schmidt -- Looking for home / by Karen Cushman -- How to make s'mores / by Hena Khan -- The skater / by Mary Downing Hahn -- Imaginary mambo / by Margarita Engle -- Ode to the Band Room / by Joyce Sidman -- TBH I NEED HELP!! / by Katherine Paterson and Jordan Paterson -- Dog people / by Linda Sue Park and Anna Dobbin -- Middle school / by David Wiesner.
"Best-selling and award-winning authors take on the brave new world of middle school in this remarkable collection, brimming with humor and heart. Subjects range from peer pressure, homework, family issues, and cultural barriers to the unexpected saving graces of music, art, friendship, and reading. This engaging anthology, filled with texts, emails, formal letters, stories in verse, first-person narratives, and even a short graphic novel, shines a light on the sometimes challenging, always rewarding coming-of-age years."--Dust jacket flap.

Who was Selena?

August 8, 2018
Bisantz, Kate, author.
108 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"As a young girl, Selena Quintanilla sang in a band called Selena y Los Dinos with her brother and sister. The family performed at fairs, weddings, quinceañeras, and on street corners in their native Texas. Selena learned how to sing in Spanish and soon became hugely popular within the Latino community--so much so that she became the best-selling Latin artist of the 1990s. Selena was poised to be a great success, but her life was cut short after being fatally wounded by the president of her fan club." --

Who were the Tuskegee Airmen?

August 8, 2018
Smith, Sherri L., author.
108 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Who were the Tuskegee Airmen? -- Two Americas -- Taking flight -- We need more men! -- The first class -- The military way -- Red tails! -- Fighting in the sky -- The cost of war -- Target: Berlin! -- Double victory denied -- Becoming legends -- Timelines.
"During World War II, black Americans were fighting for their country and for freedom in Europe, yet they had to endure a totally segregated military in the United States, where they weren't considered smart enough to become military pilots. After acquiring government funding for aviation training, civil rights activists were able to kickstart the first African American military flight program in the US at Tuskegee University in Alabama. While this book details thrilling flight missions and the grueling training sessions the Tuskegee Airmen underwent, it also shines a light on the lives of these brave men who helped pave the way for the integration of the US armed forces." --

Artificial intelligence : thinking machines and smart robots with science activities for kids

August 8, 2018
Smibert, Angie.
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, 2018.
v, 122 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.

Big data : information in the digital world : with science activities for kids

August 8, 2018
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
v, 122 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 26 cm.
Timeline -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Where does data come from? -- Chapter 2. The transition from paper to computers -- Chapter 3. How computers store data -- Chapter 4. Data gets big! -- Chapter 5. Understanding data -- Chapter 6. The future of big data -- Glossary -- Metric conversions -- Resources -- Essential questions -- Index.
"Have you watched videos online today? Did you post photographs on social media? Did you upload your English essay to Google docs? All of these are questions about data! In Big Data: Information in the Digital World with Science Activities for Kids, readers ages 10 to 15 explore the definition of data and learn how essential it is to our everyday lives. They learn about the history of data, the transition from paper to computers, and the role that search engines such as Google play in handling data. By making connections between the relationships among data, computers, and people, middle school kids also acquire the tools they need to become better digital citizens!"-- Publisher's website.

Rad girls can : stories of bold, brave, and brilliant young women

August 8, 2018
Schatz, Kate, author.
California : Ten Speed Press, [2018]
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Welcome to Rad Girls Can -- A note on gender -- Misty Copeland -- Yusra Mardini -- Claressa Shields -- Mary Beth Tinker -- The climate kids -- Madison Kimrey -- Mary-Pat Hector -- Rad girls can . . . compete! Ashima Shiraishi, Sky Brown, the Schimmel sisters -- Muslim girls making change -- Tavi Gevinson -- Egypt "Ify" Ufele -- Anne Frank -- Malala Yousafzai -- The Podgórski Sisters -- Rad girls can . . . discover! Trisha Prahbu, Maryam Mirzakhani, Andini "Ann" Makosinski, Maria Mitchell -- Jazz Jennings -- Janet Mock -- Amandla Stenberg -- Marley Dias -- Rad girls can . . . rock! Elizabeth Cotten, ESG, Lorde, Selena -- Lorella Praeli -- Sophie Cruz -- Emma Tenayuca -- Ruby Bridges -- Barbara Rose Johns -- Radical Monarchs -- Rad girls can . . . make change! Megan Greenwell and Iliana Montauk, Celeste Tinajero, Constance McMillan, Cordelia Longo -- Memory Banda -- Raden Adjang Kartini -- S. E. Hinton -- Mary Shelley -- Haben Girma -- Helen Keller and Laura Bridgeman -- Phiona Mutesi -- Rad girls can . . . make history! Princess Ping Yang, Khutulun, Joan of Arc, Artemisia Gentileschi -- You! -- Rad girls can . . . do anything! -- More rad girls.
"In Rad Girls Can, you'll learn about a diverse group of girls who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing themselves through dance, writing, and music; or advocating for girls around the world. Each profile is paired with the dynamic paper-cut art that made the authors' first two books New York Times best sellers"-- Provided by publisher.

A kids' guide to the American Revolution

August 7, 2018
Krull, Kathleen, author.
207 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Introduction : The birth of a new nation -- The notorious thirteen colonies -- Inching toward revolution -- A kid dies in Boston -- Weirdest tea party ever -- This means war -- The first shots -- Head and shoulders above the rest -- Thinking big : the Declaration of Independence -- We have a Declaration -- Back to the war, and it's not looking good -- Keeping the flame of revolution alive -- And more war -- The world turned upside down -- Surprising the whole world -- What happened next? -- The power of the Declaration.
Packed with anecdotes, sidebars, time lines, and illustrations by Anna DiVito, this title, gives young readers a comprehensive look at the birth of our nation.

Dog science unleashed : fun activities to do with your canine companion

August 7, 2018
Wheeler-Toppen, Jodi, author.
Washington, DC : National Geographic Kids, 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

The sequoia lives on

August 7, 2018
Cooke, Joanna, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
From tiny seed to largest tree, the giant sequoia is a living wonder of nature.

Queen Esther saves her people

August 7, 2018
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zonderkidz, [2018]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Retells the story of how a beautiful Jewish girl became the Queen of Persia and saved her people from death at the hands of the evil Hamen.

About woodpeckers : a guide for children

August 7, 2018
Sill, Cathryn P., 1953- author.
Atlanta, GA : Peachtree Publishers, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm

Fortnite battle royale hacks : advanced strategies : the unoffical guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you

August 7, 2018
Rich, Jason.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2018]
126 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Want to up your Fortnite skills? This amazing strategy guide will arm you with all the knowledge you need for advanced gameplay strategies to put you ahead of the pack. This guide will not only help you prepare to reach the final circle, but also run the gamut of new strategies needed once you're there. Find out everything you need to know to become the last soldier standing.

Countdown : 2979 days to the moon

August 7, 2018
Slade, Suzanne, author.
Atlanta, GA : Peachtree Publishers, [2018]
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
A daring dream -- The first mission, Apollo 1 -- The mission continues -- To the sky, Apollo 4-6 -- Risking it all, Apollo 7 -- Aiming for the moon, Apollo 8 -- Spider in space, Apollo 9 -- Dress rehearsal, Apollo 10 -- Achieving the dream, Apollo 11.

Pipsqueaks, slowpokes, and stinkers : celebrating animal underdogs

August 7, 2018
Stewart, Melissa, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm

Unstoppable : how Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School defeated the Army

August 7, 2018
Coulson, Art, 1961- author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Editions, 2018.
39 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 24 cm.

Funny & fabulous fraction stories : 30 reproducible math tales and problems to reinforce important fraction skills

August 7, 2018
Greenberg, Dan.
New York : Scholastic Professional Books, ©1996.
88 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Seeks to make fractions more accessible to both students and teachers by introducing an element of fun. Designed to entertain students and at the same time give them a solid grasp of important fractional concepts.

Pokémon super deluxe essential handbook : the need-to-know stats and facts on over 800 characters!

August 6, 2018
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
496 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Stats, facts, attacks, types, evolutions, and other information on over 800 Pokémon from every known region.

Texas : a nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House #30: Hurricane heroes in Texas

August 6, 2018
Osborne, Mary Pope, author.
New York : Random House Books for Young Readers, 2018.
123 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Track the facts about the Alamo, the Galveston hurricane, and the great state of Texas! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #30: Hurricane Heroes in Texas, they had lots of questions. Why is Texas called the Lone Star State? What was the Alamo? When was the Galveston hurricane? Why was it so terrible? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about Texas. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. Did you know that there's a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures"-- Provided by publisher.


August 6, 2018
Aldridge, Ethan M., author, illustrator.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.
208 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Edmund and the Childe were swapped at birth. Now Edmund lives in secret as a changeling in the World Above, his fae powers hidden from his unsuspecting parents and his older sister, Alexis. The Childe lives among the fae in the World Below, where being a human makes him a curiosity at the royal palace. But when the cruel sorceress Hawthorne seizes the throne, the Childe and Edmund must unite on a dangerous quest to save both worlds--even if they're not sure which world they belong to.

A bunch of punctuation

August 6, 2018
Honesdale, Pennsylvania : WordSong, an imprint of Highlights, [2018]
31 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Fortnite battle royale hacks : secrets of the island: the unoffical guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you

August 6, 2018
Rich, Jason.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2018]
147 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
If you're having trouble nevigating Fornitee's map, then your're guaranteed to be eliminated. This amazing strategy guide shares the inside secrets of what to expect throughout the island, so that you can survive and be victorious!

Eavesdropping on elephants : how listening helps conservation

August 6, 2018
Newman, Patricia, 1958- author.
56 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
"Can understanding how forest elephants communicate help scientists find ways to protect them? Come behind the scenes of Cornell University's Elephant Listening Project to see what's being done to keep these majestic animals safe."-- Provided by publisher.

Greek gods & heroes : 40 inspiring icons

August 3, 2018
Baussier, Sylvie, 1964- author.
40 pages : color illustrations, map ; 26 cm
First published in 2017 in French by Gallimard Jeunesse, France, ©2017 ; translation ©2018 Quarto Publishing.
Cover title.
"The angriest gods...The bravest mortals...The 40 most iconic Greek gods and heroes of all time are here! Learn how the Greek mythology sparked humankind's imagination and why these epic stories have been retold for thousands of years. Meet the king of the gods and the ruler of the seas, uncover the horrors of the underworld, discover the allure of Aphrodite, and learn about the triumphs and tragedies that befell the ancient world's biggest stars. Each god, mortal, and monster in a legend in their own right, but who will you choose as your hero?"--Back cover.

Music legends : 40 inspiring icons

August 3, 2018
Guilleminot, Hervé, author.
40 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
First published in 2017 in French by Gallimard Jeunesse, France ©2017 ; translation ©2018 Quarto Publishing.
"The biggest bands...The hugest hits...The 40 most memorable music legends of all time are here! Learn how these musicians became the voice of their generation in this book packed with incredible facts. Meet the King of Pop, find out about the Fab Four, learn how Bob Dylan lead a revolution, discover the different identities of David Bowie, and fall "Crazy in Love" with Beyoncé. Each artist is an icon of their age, but who will you add to your playlist?"--Back cover.


August 2, 2018
Riggs, Kate, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Creative Education and Creative Paperbacks, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of ostriches, the tall, fast-running African birds. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why ostriches keep their wings close to the body.


August 2, 2018
Bodden, Valerie, author.
Mankato, MN : Creative Education and Creative Paperbacks, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of rays, the flat-bodied fish with skeletons made of cartilage. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why rays fins look like wings.

Explorers : the most exciting voyages of discovery--from the African expeditions to the lunar landing

August 2, 2018
De Porti, Andrea, 1968-
Richmond Hill, Ont. ; Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, 2011.
60 folded pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Translation of: Esploratori.
The explorers. Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke -- Ernest Doudart de Lagrée and Francis Garnier -- David Livingstone, Friedrich Gerhard Rohlfs -- Henry Morton Stanley -- Timothy O'Sullivan, Challenger -- Nikolai Mihkailovich Przhevalsky -- Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Teobert Maler -- John William Lindt, Vittorio Bottego -- Fridtjof Nansen, Vittorio Sella -- Auguste Jean-Marie Pavie -- Isabella Bird Bishop -- Jean-Baptiste Marchand -- Francis Younghusband -- Alfred Wegener -- Robert Peary and Matthew Henson -- Jean-Baptiste Charcot -- Sven Hedin -- Roald Amundsen -- Robert Falcon Scott -- Katherine Routledge -- Gertrude Bell -- Cândido Rondon and Theodore Roosevelt -- Ernest Shackleton -- Ferdinand von Zeppelin and Hugo Eckener -- Howard Carter -- Rosita Forbes and Ahmed Hassanein Bey -- Alexandra David-Néel -- André Citroën -- Charles Lindbergh -- Albert H. MacCarthy -- Umberto Nobile -- Aimone di Savoia -- Ardito Desio -- Freya Stark -- Théodore Monod -- Hans Hass -- Maria Reiche -- Edmund Hillary -- Thor Heyerdahl -- William R. Anderson -- Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin -- Neil Armstrong -- The Apollo missions.
"Innovative foldout pages provide an amazing visual reference to major expeditions of discovery from the past 150 years."--Page 4 of cover.

Redstone Junior High. Book 2, Creepers crashed my party

August 1, 2018
Stevens, Cara J., author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"An unofficial graphic novel for Minecrafters."

Eleanor Roosevelt : fighter for justice : her impact on the civil rights movement, the White House, and the world

August 1, 2018
Cooper, Ilene, author.
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018.
vii, 184 pages ; illustrations ; 22 cm
Granny -- Finding herself -- Losing herself -- A life to be lived -- Reaching out -- A new standard for understanding -- The spur -- It never hurts to be kind -- War clouds -- Fighting and dying -- Turning the page.


August 1, 2018
Colfer, Eoin, author.
122 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Originally published in 2017 in Great Britain by Hodder Children's Books, an imprint of Hachette Children's Group, a part of Hodder & Stoughton.
"Ebo is alone. His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life, the same journey their sister set out on months ago. But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. He sets out after Kwame and joins him on the quest to reach Europe." -- provided by publisher.

The people awards

August 1, 2018
Murray, Lilly.
Minneapolis, MN : Lincoln Children's Books, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Albert Einstein -- Wangari Maathai -- Abraham Lincoln -- Valentina Tereshkova -- Leonardo da Vinci -- Marie Curie -- Mahatma Gandi -- Trischa Zorn -- Pablo Picasso -- J. K. Rowling -- Vincent Lingiari -- Tim Berners-Lee -- Ellen de Generes -- Nelson Mandela -- Mary Anning -- Alfred Nobel -- Frida Kahlo -- Louis Pasteur -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- Olaudah Equiano -- David Bowie -- Anne Frank -- Confucius -- Cleopatra -- Pele -- Beethoven -- Maria Montessori -- Tegla Louroupe -- Malala Yousefsai -- Isaac Newton -- Erno Rubik -- Sejong the Great -- Jan Amos Komensky -- Katherine Johnson -- Roald Amundsen -- Hanae Mori -- Eva Peron -- Joan of Arc -- Sir Donald Bradman -- Queen Anna Nzinga -- Rosa Parks -- Muhammed Ali -- Antonia Rodrigues -- Simon Bolivar -- Rigoberto Munchu -- Antoni Gaudi -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Hans Christian Andersen -- Sappho.
A celebration of 50 famous people from around the world who made history and changed the world for the better, with art from award-winning artist Ana Albero.

Aim for the skies : Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith's race to complete Amelia Earhart's quest

August 1, 2018
Bissonette, Aimée M., author.
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, [2018]
pages cm

Elizabeth Warren : Nevertheless, she persisted

August 1, 2018
Wood, Susan, 1965- author.
New York, NY : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"This picture book biography will outline the incredible history of Elizabeth Warren, the first female senator from Massachusetts. Elizabeth came from a struggling middle-class family in Oklahoma City. After a heart attack put Elizabeth's father out of work, Elizabeth helped out by babysitting, waitressing, and sewing dresses, all while skipping a grade and shining in her school's debate team. Debate taught Elizabeth how to fight with her words, a skill that eventually won her a state championship and a college scholarship. As a lawyer and law professor, Elizabeth learned why it was so difficult for working-class families like her own to advance economically, and today she continues to fight (with her words) for the poor and middle-class in her role as a politician. The text focuses on the importance of being outspoken--of fighting with words both for yourself and for those that need your help. The backmatter will include an author's note and resources list. Nevertheless, She Persisted is sure to appeal to members of the "resist-erhood" looking for stories of strong female leaders"-- Provided by publisher.

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