New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

September 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dr. Seuss's horse museum

September 16, 2019
Seuss, Dr., author.
©2019
76 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"A book about looking at and thinking about Art, based on an unfinished manuscript and sketches by Dr. Seuss that was discovered twenty-one years after his death"-- Provided by publisher.

Dog breed guide : the complete reference to your best friend fur-ever

September 16, 2019
Resler, Tamara J., author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2019]
287 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm

Just beyond . The scare school

September 16, 2019
Stine, R. L., author.
Los Angeles, California : KaBOOM!, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Surviving middle school is hard enough but when Jess, Josh, and Marco encounter a strange and deadly creature wandering the halls of The Scare School, it leads them to a sinister secret in the boiler room... As they leave their school behind, these three unsuspecting students enter a horrifying reality just beyond the one they know, one filled with supernatural terror and fright. Will they survive the harrowing journey and save the other children they find trapped there, or will they forever be trapped on the wrong side of The Scare School?

Smell my foot!

September 16, 2019
Bell, Cece, author, artist.
©2019
66 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Foot -- Spot -- Lunch -- Other Foot.
Shares the interactions of the rule-following Chick and the absent-minded Brain, whose friendship is tested by miscommunications and misunderstandings about good manners.

10 reasons to love a penguin

September 16, 2019
Barr, Catherine, 1965- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Quarto Publishing, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Cover title.
1. They take flying leaps -- 2. They can see underwater -- 3. They go tobogganing -- 4. They have salty sneezes -- 5. They cuddle up close -- 6. They love rocks -- 7. The dads are the babysitters -- 8. They bare all -- 9. They march for their babies -- 10. They have so many friends.
"Open this book and learn about why penguins are incredible and 10 reasons why you should love them"--Back cover.

Drama

September 13, 2019
Telgemeier, Raina, author.
©2018
233 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Callie adora el teatro. Podria presentarse a la audición del musical La luna sobre Misisipi en su escuela intermedia, pero la verdad es que no canta bien. Por eso, en lugar de actuar, he elegido ser la escenógrafa del group de teatro, y este año se ha comprometido a hacer una escenografía digna de Broadway con el poco dinero que le da la escuela. Pero para hacerla tendrá que aprender carpintería, ayudar a vender los boletos que nadie quere comprar y calmar los ánimos de los integrantes del equipo escénico. Para colmo, tan pronto se asignan los papeles, comienza el drama dentro y fuera de escenario. ¡Y cuando dos apuestos hermanos se unen al musical, la locura es total.

Splatoon

September 12, 2019
Hinodeya, Sankichi, author, illustrator.
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, LLC, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
"Based on the hit Nintendo video games!"--Cover.
"The Turf Wars have started in Inkopolis, and the team that inks the most ground will be crowned the winner!

Cat science unleashed : fun activities to do with your feline friend

September 12, 2019
Wheeler-Toppen, Jodi, author.
Washington, D.C : National Geographic Kids, [2019]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Fit felines -- Sensational senses -- Purrfect predators -- Clever kitties.
Have fun with 22 safe and cat-friendly activities that let you work alongside your cat to discover what makes her tick. Learn how catnip affects your kitty and how she can see so well in the dark. Find out what kind of toys your cat loves by making a feather flyer. How does your cat balance so well and always land on all fours? Each activity is paired with step-by-step instructions, clear and interesting scientific explanations, and cool photographs shot specifically for this book.

Brave adventures : epic encounters in the animal kingdom

September 12, 2019
Peterson, Coyote, 1981- author.
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
256 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Join Coyote Peterson and his crew as they journey to some of the planet's most biodiverse environments, where they go face-to-face with extraordinary wildlife."--Jacket

Amazing powers.

September 12, 2019
©2019
48 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Packed with facts you need to read!"--Cover.
Whose suit is reinforced with the metal Vibranium? Who loves climbing up walls? Who has unlimited strength? Discover these answers and all the amazing powers of your favourite Marvel Super Heroes. Meet the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Thor, The Hulk, Black Widow, Captain America and many more!

Cat breed guide : a complete reference to your purr-fect best friend

September 12, 2019
Drimmer, Stephanie Warren, author.
©2019
287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 cm
What is a cat? -- Shorthairs -- Longhairs -- Owning a cat.
"Reference book with information about all breeds of cats, for children"-- Provided by publisher.

Beyoncé : shine your light

September 12, 2019
Warren, Sarah E., author.
©2019
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Follow the story of Beyoncé as she finds her voice through trials and triumphs, and understand that you too can shine your light like Beyoncé.

The fox wife

September 12, 2019
Deer, Beatrice, author.
©2018
37 pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 24 cm
"On a cloudless summer night, a fox falls to earth and comes across a family of humans. As the seasons change and they move their camp, she follows them, growing ever more intrigued by human ways--and especially by the oldest son, Irniq. When Irniq grows older and sets out hunting on his own, he is surprised to enter his tent one day and find the lamp lit, the tea made ... and a strange woman who says she is his wife. Tired of being alone, Irniq welcomes the woman. But soon he grows curious and cannot stop himself from asking too many questions. Where did the fox pelt hanging outside their tent come from? And why did the fox that had been following him suddenly disappear? Based on award-winning musician Beatrice Deer's powerful song "Fox," this story reinterprets a traditional Inuit story for a new generation."-- Provided by publisher.

Plants vs. zombies : official guide to protecting your brains

September 12, 2019
Swatman, Simon, author.
New York : HarperFestival, 2013.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
The zombies are coming! Do you how to protect your home? And more importantly, your brains? Based on the smash hit Plants vs. Zombies, this is your essential guide to defeating the zombie horde. -- Page [4] of cover.

Thai children's favorite stories : fables, myths, legends and fairy tales

September 12, 2019
Toth, Marian Davies, author.
Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, [2019]
63 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
How the Bay of Bangkok came to be -- Why do we have thunder and lightning? -- How the Thai's learned to be calm -- The gold harvest -- Princess Golden Flower and the Vulture King -- The wisest man in Siam -- There is no such thing as a secret -- How the tiger got its stripes -- The footprint of the Buddha.
A collection of cherished fables, myths, legends and fairy tales from Thailand that have been passed down through generations of Thai families. The nine stories feature beautiful princesses, warring gods and goddesses, playful children, and wily tigers against a backdrop of traditional Thai village life. They deal with the universal values that parents everywhere want to teach their children, such as good versus evil, right versus wrong, and wisdom versus foolishness. -- adapted from back cover.

The story of civilization. Volume IV, The history of the United States : one nation under God

September 12, 2019
Campbell, Phillip, author.
©2019
xvii, 399 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The conquest of Mexico -- Our Spanish heritage -- The arrival of the French -- New France and the Jesuit martyrs -- The founding of Jamestown -- The Pilgrims come to Plymouth -- Life in the English colonies -- The French and Indian war -- Trouble with Parliament -- The American War of Independence -- Founding the republic -- The Federalist era -- The age of Jefferson -- The War of 1812 -- The era of good feelings -- Changes in American society -- Andrew Jackson -- Texas and the Mexican War -- Opening the West -- The problem of slavery -- The Civil War -- Reconstruction -- The gilded age -- The Indian wars -- American imperialism -- The progressive era -- The United States in World War I -- Roaring Twenties -- The Great Depression -- The arsenal of democracy -- The Cold War and the American dream -- The civil rights era -- War and discontent -- Morning in America -- The nineties -- The United States in the new millennium.
"Beginning with Columbus when he sailed the open blue and extending into the present day, this volume tells the thrilling tale of our nation, both the good and the bad. Children will be introduced to heroic American saints like Juan Diego, Peter Claver, and Elizabeth Ann Seton, explorers like Lewis and Clark and Neil Armstrong, and a whole host of US presidents, as well as relive some of the most significant events in our country's past, like the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the assassination of President Lincoln, the Civil Rights movement, the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, and many more"--Back cover.

Understanding families : feelings, fighting, & figuring it out

September 11, 2019
Lynch, Amy.
©2019
63 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
This book helps girls understand and get along with the people they are closest to: their families. It includes activities for bringing family closer together, tips on talking about tough topics with Mom and Dad, advice on stopping fights before they start, and ideas for how to negotiate solutions to any problem. Girls will find pages of fun activities for creating memories with the people who live with and love them.

The incredible yet true adventures of Alexander von Humboldt : the greatest inventor-naturalist-scientist-explorer who ever lived

September 11, 2019
Mehnert, Volker, author.
New York : The Experiment, [2019]
105 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
"Originally published in Germany as Alexander von Humboldt by Gerstenberg Verlag in 2018."--Title page verso.
"A richly illustrated middle-grade narrative biography about the life and adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the late eighteenth-, early nineteenth-century Prussian polymath-explorer, lost hero of science, and source of inspiration for Charles Darwin and Henry David Thoreau"-- Provided by publisher.

Under threat : an album of endangered animals

September 11, 2019
Jenkins, Martin, 1959- author.
©2018
62 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 34 cm
Cover title.
From the giant panda of China to Fiji's banded iguana, creatures all over the world are imperiled like never before in human history. Visit all inhabited continents via a series of striking graphic stamps by printmaker Tom Frost, depicting more than thirty species -- some familiar, some you may not have known existed -- all of which are in danger of not existing for much longer. Fact files from conservation biologist Martin Jenkins introduce readers to some of the threatened fauna around the globe. A timely call to arms for animal lovers young and old, this oversize nonfiction book discusses the reasons that so many species are in danger of dying out and what we can do to help them.

Here to there

September 11, 2019
Szymanski, Jennifer, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2019]
47 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Information for beginner readers about all forms of transportation."--Provided by publisher.

The ultimate builder's guide in Minecraft

September 11, 2019
Blain, Louise, author.
©2019
175 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"100% Unofficial!" -- on cover.
"Creation is arguably the most important aspect of Minecraft, from mining resources to crafting buildings, vehicles, and even entire worlds ... [This book is meant] for players of all ages who want to improve their building skills. [It] will take you all the way from crafting your first shelter to putting the finishing touches to your very own mega-build master classes"--Publisher marketing.

Explorers : amazing tales of the world's greatest adventurers

September 11, 2019
Huang, Nellie, author.
New York, NY: DK Publishing, 2019.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Sea & ice -- Land -- Air & space.
"Tells the story of humanity's explorations, taking the reader into the lives of some of the most intrepid people ever known. Focusing on 50 of the world's greatest explorers, with shorter entries on 60 of their helpers and companions, the book is filled with first-person accounts in the explorers' own words, rare maps, specially commissioned photographs, and artworks [to] re-create history's greatest expeditions"--Publisher marketing.

Glacier on the move

September 11, 2019
Rusch, Elizabeth, author.
©2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Learn how glaciers grow, shrink, and move, shaping the world around them.

Cash + Carrie. Book 1, Sleuth 101

September 11, 2019
Pryor, Shawn, creator.
[Pittsburgh, PA] : Action Lab Comics, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Cover title.
Two junior high detectives, Dallas Cash and Inez Carrie, are on the case! Cash's tech savviness paired with Carrie's sensible approach make them the perfect mystery-solving duo. Together, they investigate a missing mascot, make a few ghost friends and expose an undercover Voodoo cult. Baddies beware, these gumshoes won't easily scare!

Encyclopedia of grannies

September 11, 2019
Veillé, Éric, 1976- author.
Wellington, N.Z. : Gecko Press, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
An offbeat book full of word play and humour, answering all your questions about grandmas-especially the ones you never thought to ask Why do grannies always tell us to speak up? Why do they have creases on their faces? Are grannies flexible? How do you cheer up a sad granny? Exactly how old are grannies anyway? Eric Veille explains it all in this witty book for anyone who has, is, knows or will one day be a grandmother.

The gifts of the animals : a Christmas tale

September 11, 2019
Gerber, Carole, author.
©2019
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

The story of civilization. Volume II, The medieval world : from the foundation of Christendom to the dawn of the Renaissance

September 11, 2019
Campbell, Phillip, author.
©2017
xiv, 321 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
The Christian empire -- The end of the Roman World -- The age of Justinian -- The rule of St. Benedict -- The Irish missions -- The Church's eldest daughter -- The coming of the Moors -- The Carolingians -- The conversion of Europe -- The Anglo-Saxon England -- The Normans -- The Norman conquest of England -- The Crusades -- The investiture controversy -- The Medieval Church -- Knighthood and medieval warfare -- Reconquista -- Literature of the Middle Ages -- Farms, villages and cities -- Architecture of the medieval world -- The Mendicants -- The heretical movements -- Church and state collide -- Avignon and the Great Western Schism -- Medieval law -- The Black Death strikes -- The Hundred Years' War -- The War of the Roses -- Medieval inventions -- Traders and explorers -- The fall of Constantinople -- The earliest days of the Renaissance.
"Children should not just read about history, they should live it. In The Story of Civilization, the ancient stories that have shaped humanity come alive like never before. Volume II, The Medieval World, continues the journey, picking up where Volume I left off just after the conversion of Emperor Constantine. Children will watch the seeds of Christendom being planted in the soil of Europe thanks to colossal figures like Saints Benedict, Patrick, and Ambrose. The wonder of the medieval world comes alive with brilliant tales of knights, crusaders, castles, and inventions"--Page [4] of cover.

The story of civilization. Volume III, The making of the modern world : from the Reformation to the twenty-first century

September 11, 2019
Campbell, Phillip, author.
©2018
365 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The glory of the Renaissance -- Columbus and the new world -- Martin Luther -- Germany on fire -- Henry VIII and Anglicanism -- The French wars of religion -- Mary, Queen of Scots -- The Counter-Reformation -- Pope St. Pius V and the Battle of Lepanto -- The Age of Elizabeth -- King Philip II -- The Thirty Years' War -- Roundheads and Cavaliers -- The Restoration and the not-so-glorious revolution -- The age of the Sun King -- The Turkish Threat -- The Jacobites -- Light and darkness -- A world at war -- The French Revolution -- The rise and fall of Napoleon -- Peace returns -- Reforms and revolutions -- The unification of Italy and Germany -- The popes against the world -- Europe conquers the globe -- The great war -- The rise of the dictators -- The Second World War -- The Third Reich collapses -- The Cold War -- Changes in the modern world -- The Second Vatican Council -- The end of the Cold War -- An uncertain future.
The Story of Civilization reflects a new emphasis in presenting the history of the world as a thrilling and compelling narrative. Within each chapter, children will encounter short stories that place them directly in the shoes of historical figures, both famous and ordinary, as they live through legendary battles and invasions, philosophical debates, the construction of architectural wonders, the discovery of new inventions and sciences, and the exploration of the world. Volume III: The Making of the Modern World continues the journey, picking up where Volume II left off amidst the Renaissance and quickly diving in to the history-altering events of the Reformation. This fracturing of the Church dramatically altered the course of modern Europe and the world at large.

Yo-kai watch

September 10, 2019
Konishi, Noriyuki, author, illustrator.
©2015-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
v. 1. Nate's lucky day -- v. 2. Beware the bristly germs -- v. 3. Jibanyan's tale -- v. 4. Dance fight -- v. 5. Summon your courage --v. 6. Jibanyan evolves -- v. 7. A hairy situation -- v. 8. A boohoo battle -- v. 9. Toothache -- v. 10. Don't be a brat -- v. 11. The way of the Samurai -- v.12. Bashful Yo-Kai Mr. Blue Sky

Pokémon sun & moon

September 10, 2019
Kusaka, Hidenori, author.
©2018-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 18 cm
Translated from the Japanese.
"A Pokémon adventures special edition!"

Sonic the Hedgehog

September 10, 2019
Flynn, Ian, 1982- author.
San Diego, CA : IDW Publishing, [2018]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Fallout -- v. 2. The fate of Dr. Eggman -- v. 3. Battle for Angel Island -- v. 4. Infection
Join the blue blur for brand-new adventures in this re-boot of the Sonic series as he and his friends race around the world to defeat the evil Dr. Eggman's robotic forces!

How is a pencil made?

September 10, 2019
Hansen, Grace, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Pencils -- Making pencils -- The final product -- More facts.
Traces the steps taken in creating a pencil, including baking a mixture of graphite and clay for the pencil lead, carving grooves into cedar slats to hold the lead, forming the slats into pencils, and then adding paint, lacquer, and stamps.

Lucky stars

September 10, 2019
Steinke, Aron Nels, author, artist.
New York : Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, 2019.
169 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
When the students in Mr. Wolf's class learn about personal narratives, Sampson doesn't think anything worth writing about has ever happened to him, until a bicycle accident gives him a new perspective.

El señor de las pulgas

September 10, 2019
Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author, artist.
New York, NY : Graphix, un sello editorial de Scholastic, [2019]
251 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published in English as Dog man: Lord of the fleas.
"Cuentos Casaenramas presenta con orgullo."
When a new bunch of baddies arrive in town, Dog Man and his friends are called into action, but in order to save the day they need to join forces with Petey, the world's most evil cat.

No dejes que desaparezcan : 12 animales en peligro de extinción alrededor del mundo

September 10, 2019
Clinton, Chelsea, author.
©2019
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Profiles twelve endangered species around the world, including giraffes, gorillas, giant pandas, and polar bears, and describes why it is important to save each animal from extinction. From morning to night, animals share our world and make it a beautiful place. But more and more animals are becoming endangered and heading toward extinction. In this book, Chelsea Clinton introduces young readers to a selection of endangered animals, detailing their habits, their habitats and the causes for their endangerment. Taking readers through the course of a day, Don't Let Them Disappear talks about rhinos, tigers, whales and more, and provides helpful tips on what we all can do to help prevent these animals from disappearing from our world entirely. With warm and engaging art from Gianna Marino, this book is the perfect read for animal-lovers and future environmentalists.

Child of the dream : a memoir of 1963

September 10, 2019
Robinson, Sharon, 1950- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.
227 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
"In January of 1963, Sharon Robinson turned thirteen the night before George Wallace declared on national television 'segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever' in his inauguration for governor of Alabama. That was the start of a year that would become one of the most pivotal years in the history of America. As the daughter of Jackie Robinson, Sharon had incredible access to some of the most important events of the era, including her family hosting several fundraisers for Martin Luther King Jr. at their home in Connecticut, other Civil Rights heroes of the day calling Jackie Robinson for advice and support, and even attending the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs. But Sharon was also dealing with her own personal problems like going through puberty, being one of the only black children in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood, and figuring out her own role in the fight for equality. This memoir follows Sharon as she goes through that incredible year of her life"-- Provided by publisher.

Mythologica

September 10, 2019
Kershaw, Stephen, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Wide Eyed Editions, [2019]
111 pages : color illustrations ; 35 cm
"An encyclopedia of gods, monsters, and mortals from ancient Greece." -- cover.
Profiles fifty Greek gods, goddess, heroes, and monsters, including Athena, Odysseus, Persephone, the Amazons, Medusa, and the Minotaur.

Wait, what? : a comic book guide to relationships, bodies, and growing up

September 10, 2019
Corinna, Heather, author.
Portland, OR : Limerence Press, 2019.
75 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Due dates -- Puberty -- Maturity -- Masturbation -- Genitals -- Gender -- Crushes and dating -- Consent -- What is sex and why do people do it? -- Readiness -- Sexual identity -- Problematic ideas -- Superteam.
"From Heather Corinna, founder and director of Scarleteen.com, and Isabella Rotman, cartoonist and sex educator, comes a graphic novel guide that covers essential topics for preteens and young teens about their changing bodies and feelings."--Amazon.

Frida Kahlo

September 9, 2019
Brownridge, Lucy.
Minneapolis, MN. : Wide Eyed Editions , 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (color) ; 27 cm.

Mighty Jack and Zita the spacegirl

September 9, 2019
Hatke, Ben, author, artist.
New York : First Second, 2019.
254 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Teaming up with new friend Zita the spacegirl, Jack and Lilly confront an army of dangerous giants and screeds ready to lay siege to Earth and determined to end all human life.

Code this game!

September 9, 2019
Ray, Meg (Educator), author.
New York : Odd Dot, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, 2019.
320 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"This book stands up!"--Page 4 of cover.
part 1. Introduction -- part 2. Code this game. Set up the game window ; Adding assets ; Drawing shapes ; Background grid ; Make your own classes ; Adding enemies ; Moving the pizzas ; Interactive fields ; Collision detection ; Adding points over time ; Applying traps ; Connecting traps to the grid ; Win and lose conditions -- part 3. Break this game. Customize your game ; Mod your game ; Hack your game ; Explore new games -- Appendix. Share your game -- Appendix. Keep coding -- Appendix. Common bugs -- Gallery of downloadable assets.
Presented in an easelback format that allows kids to read and program simultaneously, this visual guide includes step-by-step instructions for using the open-source Python programming language to create a personalized strategy action video game called "Attack of the vampire pizzas!"

A world full of spooky stories : 50 tales to make your spine tingle

September 9, 2019
McAllister, Angela, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Title & subtitle from cover.
INTO THE WOODS: Hansel and Gretel (Germany) -- Grandfather's Eyes (Czech Republic) --Vasilissa the Beautiful (Russia) -- The Treasure Thief (Egypt) -- Little Red Riding Hood (Germany). DOWN BY THE WATER: The Story of the Yara (Brazil) -- The Cold Lady (Japan) -- The Bunyip (Australia) -- The Snake Prince (India) -- Morag and the Water Horse (Scotland). ENCHANTED PLACES: Tam Lin (Scotland) -- The Dance of Death (Canada) -- The Lady of the Lake (Wales) -- The Water Witch (France) -- The Maiden in the Pagoda (China) --The Talking Skull (West Africa). STRANGERS AT THE DOOR: The Enchanted Apple Tree (France) -- The Blacksmith and the Demon (Russia) -- The Girl and the Chenoo (Native American (Passamaquoddy)) -- The Horned Women (Ireland) -- The Blind Man and the Demons (Korea) -- The Clever Goldsmith (Syria). IN FARM AND FIELD: Yallery Brown (England) -- Old Nick and the Girl (Norway) -- The Elder Tree Witch (England) -- The Snake (India) -- The Bogey Beast (England). HOME OF THE SPIRITS: The Spirit of the Singing House (Canada (Inuit)) -- The Ghost Land (Alaska) -- Herne the Hunter (England) -- The Night on the Battlefield (China). GRAVEYARD: Teig O'Kane and the Corpse (Ireland) -- The Grave Mound (Germany) -- The Place where There were No Graves (Egypt) -- The Ghost and the Moneybox (Iceland) -- Counting out the Bodies (Bermuda). UPON THE OCEAN, UNDER THE SEA: The Giantess and the Stone Boat (Iceland) -- The Sea Goblins (New Zealand) -- The Sea Nymph (Sweden) -- The Specter Ship (Germany) -- The Seal Wife (Scotland). FROZEN LANDS: The Red Skeleton (Alaska) -- The Ice King (Canada (Mi'Kmaq)) -- The Guest (Canada). IN CASTLE HALL: Esteban and the Ghost (Spain) -- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (England) -- Rumpelstiltskin (Germany). ON A MOUNTAIN PATH: The Old Ogre (Tibet) -- Amin and the Ghoul (Persia) -- The Girl Who Turned to Stone (Chile).
Travel around a world full of spooky stories from all over the globe.

The big book of bling : ritzy rocks, extravagant animals, sparkling science, and more!

September 9, 2019
Davidson, Rose M., author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2019]
192 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Ritzy rocks -- Extravagant animals -- Posh past -- Magnificent money -- Wealth of wonders -- Metallic marvels -- Super splurges -- Splendid science -- Lavish lights.
"Information about gems, rocks, and other shiny objects on the planet, for children"-- Provided by publisher.

The animal awards

September 6, 2019
Jenkins, Martin, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2019.
1 volume : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Celebrate nature with 50 fabulous creatures from the animal kingdom"--Cover.

Vincent Van Gogh

September 6, 2019
Brownridge, Lucy, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Wide Eyed Editions, an imprint of the Quarto Group, c2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"Vincent Van Gogh loved to paint, but his paintings kept coming out sludgy and brown. Looking for inspiration, he visited his beloved brother in Paris and encountered a group of painters called the Impressionists. They showed him how to use bright colors! After this, he never stopped painting, making over two thousand artworks. Be inspired by the story of one of the most iconic painters in Western art history, told with the help of his own masterpieces. This art story includes a closer look at 10 of Van Gogh's masterpieces at the back."--Back cover.

The wonders of nature

September 6, 2019
Hoare, Ben, author.
New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2019.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Collects over one hundred specimens of the natural world, profiling rocks and minerals, microscopic life, plants, and animals.

Ice : chilling stories from a disappearing world

September 6, 2019
Buller, Laura, author.
©2019
160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 29 cm

Crazy plants

September 6, 2019
Hamalainen, Karina, author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2020.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Extreme adaptations -- How do plants adapt to their environment? -- Very unusual nutrients -- Which plants get food from sources other than soil? -- Screaming for attention -- Which plants have the most unique flowers and scents? -- Weird fruits and seeds -- Which plants make the craziest fruits and seeds? -- The big truth: the rarest of the rare -- What are some of the most endangered plants on earth? -- Defense strategies -- Which plants have unique ways to protect themselves? -- Activity: design a plant -- True statistics.
Presents strange but true facts on plant adaptations, from succulents in the arid desert and insect-eating carnivorous plants to foul-smelling flowers and gigantic seeds.

What's that plant?

September 6, 2019
Crane, Cody, author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2020.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Introduces many different types of plants, discussing their habitats, and how they look, reproduce, and grow.

Why we need plants

September 6, 2019
Gregory, Josh, author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2020.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Describes how plants and humans have interacted throughout history, detailing how people genetically modify plants to serve certain purposes, and why plants are important to the survival of all life on Earth.

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