New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

September 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Poop happened! : a history of the world from the bottom up

September 19, 2018
Albee, Sarah.
New York : Walker, 2010.
170 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Poop matters -- Bad plumbing? Bad news -- The origin of feces -- An iconic twist : poor plumbing in ancient Greece -- When in Rome, poo as the Romans do -- The age of shovelry : poop in the Middle Ages -- The reeking Renaissance -- I smell London, I smell France -- All dressed up but nowhere to go -- Eighteenth-century England : flushing away troubles -- The early 1800s : the great unwashed move to town -- Vileness in the Victorian era -- Cholera : the disease that changed the world -- The revolting river -- The age of plumbers -- Sludge, American style -- Modern sanitation -- Toilet talk.
"Throughout the ages, the most successful civilizations were the ones who realized that everyone poops and they'd better figure out how to get rid of it! From the very first flushing toilet (invented way earlier than you would think) to the efficient Roman aqueducts (possibly inspired by the goddess of sewers!) to castles in the Middle Ages whose moats used more than just water to repel enemies, Poop happened! traces human civilization through this revolting yet fascinating theme."--Jacket.

Modern hero : through faith and perseverance: how I became a cool smart kid

September 19, 2018
Grant, Nahjee, author.
©2018
85 pages ; 21 cm
Childhood and early life -- Middle school years -- High school years -- Faith and perseverance -- Charity and public service work.
"Nahjee Grant is an award-winning philanthropist, motivational speaker, published author, TV personality, and celebrated storyteller...but his story wasn't always so glamorous. As a student, Nahjee was so unmotivated to succeed during his early high school days that he flunked out of ninth grade. His journey in becoming an author and award-winning philanthropist is an inspiring one in that it's a testament that with hard work, faith, and perseverance comes great rewards."--From back cover.

The journey of the cool smart kid

September 19, 2018
Grant, Nahjee, author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Nahjee's own path was not a smooth one. Without much warning, he found himself at risk of flunking out of 9th grade. Faced with a stark choice - fail or get serious - he rose to the challenge and began to take his education seriously"--from Amazon.

The creepy case files of Margo Maloo. 2, The monster mall

September 18, 2018
Weing, Drew, author, illustrator.
New York : First Second, 2018.
118 pages : chiefly color illustrations, maps ; 16 x 23 cm
As the human population of Echo City grows, monsters are being forced to abandon their homes.

Art in action : make a statement, change your world

September 18, 2018
Chavez, Matthew, author.
©2018
104 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
That's right, start here -- Uncovering your inner artist -- Your creative tool kit -- Projects at home -- Projects at school -- Projects in the community -- Spreading the word.
"In this DIY guide, Chavez shows young readers how to create their very own art projects with a purpose. Young artists will be inspired to share their own perspectives and make a difference in their own worlds-from their homes to schools to neighborhoods and the whole broader world"--Provided by publisher.

The faithful spy : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the plot to kill Hitler

September 18, 2018
Hendrix, John, 1976- author, illustrator.
New York : Amulet Books, 2018.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Ski soldier : a World War II biography

September 18, 2018
Borden, Louise.
©2017
175 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Ever since he first strapped on his mother's wooden skis when he was seven, Pete Seibert always loved to ski. At 18, Pete enlisted in the U.S. Army and joined the 10th Mountain Division, soldiers who fought on skis in World War II. In the mountains of Italy, Pete encountered the mental and physical horrors of war. When he was severely wounded and sent home to recover, Pete worried that he might never ski again. But with perseverance and the help of other 10th Mountain ski soldiers, he took to the slopes again and fulfilled his boyhood dream--founding the famous ski resort in Vail, Colorado.

Fish

September 18, 2018
Heos, Bridget, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 X 26 cm
Get the facts on an array of aquatic creatures and discover the unexpected ways humans and fish are alike in this installment in the Just Like Us! Series.

Breath by breath : a mindfulness guide to feeling calm

September 18, 2018
Christelis, Paul, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Free Spirit Publishing, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Sleep easy : a mindfulness guide to getting a good night's sleep

September 18, 2018
Christelis, Paul, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Free Spirit Publishing, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Twins Billy and Betty are having trouble sleeping. Billy's mind is noisy and busy, keeping him awake. Betty finds that as soon as her eyes close, she starts to worry about what will happen the next day at school. But the twins learn how to have a restful night by using mindfulness techniques to help them sleep tight."--Back cover.

Someday is now

September 18, 2018
Rhuday-Perkovich, Olugbemisola, author.
©2018
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Subtitle from front cover.

LEGO Star Wars ideas book

September 18, 2018
Dolan, Hannah, author.
©2018
199 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"More than 200 games, activities, and building ideas"--Cover.
This book features 200 imaginative play and building ideas, from LEGO projects that take just a few minutes and a handful of bricks, to builds to keep you occupied for hours. Set up a game of LEGO Star Wars skittles, create a pencil pot shaped like your favorite Sith or Jedi, build a fleet of tiny TIEs, design Darth Vader's family tree, and customize a podracer. Challenge a friend to take on a rathtar, mix up your minifigures, stage your favorite movie battle scene with LEGO StarWars bricks-and much, much more! LEGO® Star Wars(TM) Ideas Book is packed with a family friendly range of activities to inspire every LEGO Star Wars fan. What will you build?

Exploring emotions : a mindfulness guide to understanding feelings

September 17, 2018
Christelis, Paul, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Free Spirit Publishing, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

Someone like me : how one undocumented girl fought for her American dream

September 17, 2018
Arce, Julissa, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
226 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Julissa Arce explores her days in Mexico separated from her parents and her daily fears while growing up undocumented in Texas"-- Provided by publisher.

Cyrus Field's big dream : the daring effort to lay the first transatlantic telegraph cable

September 14, 2018
Cowan, Mary Morton, author.
Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2018]
224 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
"Cyrus Field had a big dream to connect North America and the United Kingdom with a telegraph line, which would enable instant communication. In the mid-1800s, no one knew if it was possible. That didn't dissuade Cyrus, who set out to learn about undersea cables and built a network of influential people to raise money and create interest in his project. Cyrus experienced numerous setbacks: many years of delays and failed attempts, millions of dollars lost, suspected sabotage, technological problems, and more. But Cyrus did not give up and forged ahead, ultimately realizing his dream in the summer of 1866. Mary Morton Cowan brilliantly captures Cyrus's life and his steadfast determination to achieve his dream."--Amazon.com

The thrifty guide to ancient Greece : a handbook for time travelers

September 14, 2018
Stokes, Jonathan W., author.
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]
114 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Welcome to Athens -- Welcome to Sparta -- The Battle of Thermopylae -- The Battle of Salamis -- The golden age of Greece -- Alexander the Great -- Greek conquest -- The fall of the Greek Empire.
"A snappy, informative travel guide for the time traveler complete with humorous maps, reviews of places to stay, and top attractions and tips on who to have lunch with"-- Provided by publisher.

Food fight! : a mouthwatering history of who ate what and why through the ages

September 14, 2018
Steel, Tanya Wenman, author.
Washington, DC : National Geographic Kids, [2018]
160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
The prehistoric era: cave kids, catching dinner, and camp cookouts -- Egypt: feasts for mummies, mommies, and pharaohs -- Greece: Gods, goats, and Greek yogurt -- Rome: chariots, circuses, and roast cranes -- Medieval times: Barbarians, braised peacock, and damsels sometimes in distress -- Mongols & the Silk Road: Genghis, gers, and yogurt -- The Renaissance: turnspit dogs, sugar castles, and flying machines -- America revolts: iced tea, false teeth, and flummeries and syllabubs -- The French Revolution: terror reigns, restaurants debut, and few eat cake -- The Industrial Revolution: children and machines enter the workforce en masse -- World War I: Hatred and hunger spread -- America's Great Depression: breadlines, the Dust Bowl, and a crashing economy -- The world at war, again: Food rations, victory gardens, and patriotic pies -- The sixties: flower power, Apollo, and space-age food -- Future world: imagined life on Mars -- Food timeline -- Recipe index.
"History of food, fun facts about food, plus recipes, for children"-- Provided by publisher.

Go show the world : a celebration of Indigenous heroes

September 14, 2018
Kinew, Wab, 1981- author.
Toronto, Ontario : Tundra Books, 2018.
40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 x 30 cm

I am Neil Armstrong

September 13, 2018
Meltzer, Brad, author.
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"A biography of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon"-- Provided by publisher.

The secret life of the little brown bat

September 13, 2018
Pringle, Laurence, 1935- author.
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
This gorgeous and lyrical nonfiction picture book continues the Secret Life series by renowned science author Laurence Pringle and illustrator Kate Garchinsky. It follows a year in the life of a little brown bat named Otis as he learns to be a hunter, escape predators, and find a mate. Stunning, realistic illustrations celebrate the beauty of these mysterious creatures as readers learn important facts through an engaging and fascinating story. The book also includes back matter with more in-depth information, a glossary, and further resources.

The life cycle

September 13, 2018
Ball, Nate, author.
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
The PBS television host and his team of young scientists turn into seeds, tadpoles, and caterpillars to learn about the life cycles of different creatures, and discover what is necessary for something to be alive.

My encyclopedia of very important dinosaurs

September 13, 2018
New York, New York : DK, 2018.
224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Includes index.
An introduction to dinosaurs provides information about more than eighty prehistoric creatures and describes how paleontologists study fossils and other clues to the prehistoric world.

My Beijing : four stories of everyday wonder

September 13, 2018
Jun, Nie, 1975- author, illustrator.
©2016
128 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Yu'er's dream -- Bug paradise -- The letter -- Kids at heart.
"Four short stories set in a hutong, or residential alleyway, of Beijing, China. Meet Yu Er, her grandfather, and their eccentric neighbors and experience the magic of everyday life"--Provided by publisher.

Gear hero

September 13, 2018
Terrell, Brandon, 1978- author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, [2019]
65 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Nelson Greenwood loves drawing superheroes, particularly the hero of his own comic book, Major Speed, modeled on Nelson's twin brother Nick, a skilled BMX rider--but when a crash knocks Nick out of a competition, and he suggests that Nelson take his place, Nelson is not sure he can summon the skills of Major Speed and compete against the best BMX riders, particularly Nick's nemesis, Cain Otto.

Strange boarders

September 13, 2018
Terrell, Brandon, 1978- author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, [2019]
65 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Recently resettled in America, Adnan Zakaria is a Syrian refugee whose skateboarding ability is the only thing that allows him to make a connection with the other kids in his neighborhood--but when his skateboard disappears and turns up in the possession of a local troublemaker Adnan will have to out-skate his foe in order to win it back.

Guinea pig pals

September 13, 2018
Jacobs, Pat, author.
St. Catharines, ON ; New York, NY : Crabtree Publishing Company, 2018.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
"Everything you need to know about your best pal!"--Cover.
Your guinea pig from head to tail -- Guinea pig breeds -- Choosing your guinea pig -- Home comforts -- Get to know your guineas -- Guinea pig grub -- Day-to-day care -- Health and safety -- Guinea pig behavior -- Communication -- Training -- Fun and games -- Guinea pig quiz -- Quiz answers.
From where they sleep to what they eat and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book gives you all the pet care advice you need to become a guinea pig s best pal. Learn the inside information on how guinea pigs communicate, what games they like to play, and how to understand their behavior, so you can build a bond with your pet that will last a lifetime.

The invention of the airplane

September 13, 2018
Beevor, Lucy, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, [2018]
32 pages : colored illustrations ; 22 cm.
A gift for two boys -- Before the airplane -- Great inventors -- How airplanes work -- The world begins to fly -- Airplanes today.
Explore the history and development of the airplane and find out how an airplane works. Learn about the inventors who helped influence the invention of the airplane.

My dad loves me, my dad has a disease : a child's view of living with addiction

September 12, 2018
Black, Claudia, author.
Las Vegas, NV : Central Recovery Press, 2018.
84 pages : illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
"Claudia Black library"--Cover.
Part one: addiction -- Part two: our feelings -- Part three: getting well.
"Children who grow up in addicted families usually learn at a very young age that it is not safe for them to openly talk about their family experiences. This updated and revised edition of My dad loves me, my dad has a disease gives children ages five to twelve the opportunity to work through their feelings of loss, loneliness, fear, and frustration, both verbally and through drawing exercises. Through sharing their thoughts and feelings, children can develop a better understanding of addiction and how it affects their parent(s). Written from a child's point of view, My dad loves me, me dad has a disease has been used to help thousands of children. It has become a springboard to help children from families ravaged by addiction to experience their own recovery process"--Back cover.

Cupcake culprit : comic mystery.

September 12, 2018
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Over 100 sweet-smelling stickers"--Cover.
When Cocolette's special birthday cupcake goes missing, it's up to Jessicake and her friends to solve the mystery. Will they find the cupcake before the party starts?

On the news : our first talk about tragedy

September 12, 2018
Roberts, Jillian, 1971- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Orca Book Publishers, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm
"On the News gently introduces young children to the realities of natural disasters, terrorism and other forms of tragedy. In age-appropriate language and tone, Dr. Roberts explains what tragedy is, the feelings it may create and how to manage those feelings. She also emphasizes the good that can come out of tragedy, looking at how people help one another in caring, compassionate and heroic ways. The book's question-and-answer format will help parents have a meaningful conversation about these difficult topics with their children and equip them to better handle questions that arise when children are exposed to the news."--Goodreads.

Peace and me

September 12, 2018
Winter, Ali, author.
London : Lantana Publishing, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Inspired by the lives of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates"--Cover.
An illustrated collection of inspirational ideas about peace based on the lives of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates of the 20th and 21st centuries. Includes: Jean Henry Dunant, Fridtjof Nansen, Jane Addams, John Boyd Orr of Brechin, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Nelson Mandela, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Malala Yousafzai.

Fake blood

September 12, 2018
Gardner, Whitney, author, illustrator.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018.
332 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
In order to get the attention of Nia, the girl he likes, eleven-year-old A.J. pretends to be a vampire, unaware that she intends to be a slayer.

Highlights of the Denver Broncos

September 12, 2018
Storm, Marysa, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Discover the Denver Broncos' powerhouse players and biggest moments through exciting text and dynamic infographics"-- Provided by publisher.

Highlights of the Pittsburgh Steelers

September 12, 2018
Storm, Marysa, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019].
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Discover the Pittsburgh Steelers' powerhouse players and biggest moments through exciting text and dynamic infographics"-- Provided by publisher.

Highlights of the Miami Dolphins

September 12, 2018
Storm, Marysa, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Discover the Miami Dolphins' powerhouse players and biggest moments through exciting text and dynamic infographics"-- Provided by publisher.

Highlights of the Dallas Cowboys

September 12, 2018
Storm, Marysa, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Discover the Dallas Cowboys' powerhouse players and biggest moments through exciting text and dynamic infographics"-- Provided by publisher.

Highlights of the San Francisco 49ers

September 12, 2018
Storm, Marysa, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Discover the San Francisco 49ers' powerhouse players and biggest moments through exciting text and dynamic infographics"-- Provided by publisher.

Highlights of the Green Bay Packers

September 12, 2018
Storm, Marysa, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Discover the Green Bay Packers' powerhouse players and biggest moments through exciting text and dynamic infographics"-- Provided by publisher.

Highlights of the New England Patriots

September 12, 2018
Storm, Marysa, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Discover the New England Patriots' powerhouse players and biggest moments through exciting text and dynamic infographics"-- Provided by publisher.

Highlights of the New York Giants

September 12, 2018
Storm, Marysa, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Discover the New York Giants' powerhouse players and biggest moments through exciting text and dynamic infographics"-- Provided by publisher.

Orangutans

September 12, 2018
Clausen-Grace, Nicki, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 21 cm
"Diagrams, graphs, and fun text help readers explore the lives of orangutans and their place in the wild animal kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.

Anacondas

September 12, 2018
Clausen-Grace, Nicki, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
"Diagrams, graphs, and fun text help readers explore the lives of anacondas and their place in the wild animal kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.

Owls

September 12, 2018
Clausen-Grace, Nicki, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
"Bolt is published by Black Rabbit Books."
"Diagrams, graphs, and fun text help readers explore the lives of owls and their place in the wild animal kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.

Kangaroos

September 12, 2018
Clausen-Grace, Nicki, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
"Diagrams, graphs, and fun text help readers explore the lives of kangaroos and their place in the wild animal kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.

Great white sharks

September 12, 2018
Clausen-Grace, Nicki, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
"Diagrams, graphs, and fun text help readers explore the lives of great white sharks and their place in the wild animal kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.

Red-eyed tree frogs

September 12, 2018
Clausen-Grace, Nicki, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
"Diagrams, graphs, and fun text help readers explore the lives of red-eyed tree frogs and their place in the wild animal kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.

The search for new planets

September 12, 2018
Terp, Gail, 1951- author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages: color illustrations ; 24 cm
The solar system and beyond -- Discovering exoplanets -- The future in space.
"Follow the search for new planets through engaging text, vibrant photography, and powerful infographics"--Provided by publisher.

Saturn and other outer planets

September 12, 2018
Terp, Gail, 1951- author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages: color illustrations ; 24 cm
Spectacular space -- The outer planets -- Outer planet exploration.
"Discover Saturn and the other outer planets through engaging text, vibrant photography, and powerful infographics"--Provided by publisher.

The Milky Way and other galaxies

September 12, 2018
Terp, Gail, 1951- author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages: color illustrations ; 24 cm
The Milky Way -- What is a galaxy? --A closer look at the Milky Way -- Beyond the Milky Way.
"Discover the Milky Way and other galaxies through engaging text, vibrant photography, and powerful infographics"--Provided by publisher.

Earth and other inner planets

September 12, 2018
Terp, Gail, 1951- author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2019]
31 pages: color illustrations ; 24 cm
Spectacular space -- The inner planets -- Inner planet exploration.
"Discover Earth and the other inner planets through engaging text, vibrant photography, and powerful infographics"--Provided by publisher.

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