New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

January 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

I want to be a builder

January 22, 2019
Liebman, Daniel, author.
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books Ltd., 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Originally published: Toronto : Firefly Books, 2003.

I want to be a firefighter

January 22, 2019
Liebman, Daniel, author.
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Previously published: Willowdale, Ontario: Firefly Books, 1999."--Title page verso.
"I Want to Be a Firefighter gives young children a realistic insight into the working day of firefighters. Easy-to-read captions and color photographs of women and men from different cultures help children understand what's involved in being a firefighter. Young readers learn to respect the importance of doing a job well and appreciate the contributions these workers make to our life and the world around us."-- Provided by publisher.

I want to be a vet

January 22, 2019
Liebman, Daniel, author.
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2018.
1 volume : color illustrations ; 21 cm

Minecrafter engineer : awesome mob grinders and farms : contraptions for getting the loot

January 22, 2019
Miller, Megan, 1963- author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, 2019.
144 pages : illustrations (color) ; 23 cm.
"You have your farms cactus, wheat, melons, and sugarcane. You have some decent armor and a nice base. Now you need more. More blaze rods, more iron, more wither skeleton skulls, more gunpowder, more enchanted books, more everything! Minecrafter engineer... teaches you how to build the incredible mob farms the experts use to increase their wealth and loot, from the witch farm to the iron golem trap."--Back cover.

Astrophysics for young people in a hurry

January 22, 2019
Tyson, Neil deGrasse, author.
New York, N.Y. : Norton Young Readers, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company, 2019.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The greatest story ever told -- How to communicate with aliens -- Let there be light -- Between the galaxies -- Dark matter -- Dark energy -- My favorite elements -- Why the world is round -- The invisible universe -- Around our solar neighborhood -- What Earth would look like to an alien -- Looking up, thinking big.
America's most celebrated astrophysicist invites young readers to explore the mysteries of the universe.

Fortnite battle royale ultimate winner's guide

January 22, 2019
Pettman, Kevin, author.
©2018.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Your essential guide to Fortnite, the biggest game of the year, combining info on Battle Royale and Save the World modes into the ultimate one-stop winner's manual. Inside, there are crucial combat tips, 'Save the World' survival advice, building instructions and tons of Battle Royale secrets, plus loads of stunning screenshots. It's everything you need to be the last one standing! Combat essentials section, all about weapons, tactics and sneaky tricks. Dedicated sections on how to create the deadliest traps and structures. Profiles of the best tools and weapons, and where to find them. Suitable for complete beginners, but full of advanced info, too. Special tips encourage co-operative play with info on communication.

Time machine

January 22, 2019
Turner, Jake, author.
London : Carlton Kids, 2018.
72 pages: color illustrations ; 28 cm.
"A step-by-step guide to creating masterpieces inspired by buildings and inventions through time!"--Cover.

I am Pusheen the cat

January 22, 2019
Belton, Claire, author.
New York, NY : Touchstone, 2013.
xi, 175 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
I am Pusheen the cat -- Things you should know about cats -- How to live -- Stormy -- A year in the life of Pusheen.
Find out why millions of people have already fallen in love with this naughty, adorable kitty. Featuring some of the most popular stories from Pusheen. I Am Pusheen the Cat is a treat for cat lovers and comics fans alike.

Muhammad Ali

January 21, 2019
Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (María Isabel), author.
New York, NY : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Introduces Muhammad Ali, detailing how young Cassius Clay learned how to box and became a legendary athlete, civil rights activist, and global icon.

The lost words : a spell book

January 21, 2019
Macfarlane, Robert, 1976- author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 37 cm
Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Penguin Books Ltd.
"All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. These are the words of the natural world--dandelion, otter, bramble and acorn, all gone. The rich landscape of wild imagination and wild play is rapidly fading from our children's minds. The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke. With acrostic spell-poems by award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and hand-painted illustration by Jackie Morris, this enchanting book captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages."-- Provided by publisher.

Mallko and dad

January 21, 2019
Gusti, 1963- author, illustrator.
New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
"A father, Gusti, expounds upon life with his son Mallko, who has Down syndrome. A diary, journal, and illustrated story all at the same time. This book, which was selected as the best book in the disability category by the Bologna Book Fair in 2016, comes as a call and a revelation."-- Provided by publisher.

Minecraft : story mode

January 21, 2019
Gregory, Josh, author.
© 2019.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
A new kind of Minecraft -- Making the game -- Getting ready to play -- Colorful characters -- Glossary -- Find out more -- Index -- About the author.

Who are you calling weird?

January 21, 2019
Singer, Marilyn, author.
Lake Forest, CA : words & pictures, an imprint of the Quarto Group, 2018.
47 pages, 1 unnumbered page : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"A celebration of strange and wonderful animals"--Cover.
Aye-aye -- Pacific barreleye -- Dumbo octopus -- Star-nosed mole -- Proboscis monkey -- Hammer-headed bat -- Platypus -- Mwanza flat-headed agama -- Hairy frog -- Boxer crab -- Pangolin -- Lowland streaked tenrec -- Helmeted hornbill -- Narwhal -- Naked mole-rat -- Hoatzin -- Kiwi -- Leafy sea dragon -- Hairy frogfish -- Three-toed sloth -- Human.
Delve into the forests, burrow under the ground, and dive into the deep to discover nature's most peculiar creatures and learn about their behavior, diet, and habitat, as well as folk beliefs about each animal. Hidden away in Earth's forests, caves, and oceans, these creatures might look or behave in peculiar ways but, as you will soon find out, every oddity serves a purpose: the long, skeletal finger of an aye-aye, used by this lemur to tap on trees to locate hollow tunnels where delicious insects hide, the barrel-shaped eyes of a Pacific barreleye fish that turn upward to watch for prey above through its transparent head, the big, bulbous nose of a proboscis monkey designed to attract mates, the armor-like scales of a pangolin that are so tough that even lions and tigers can't bite through them. Come face-to-face with the most curious creatures from across the globe, and decide for yourself who's the weirdest of them all.--Amazon

Out of this world: the surreal art of Leonora Carrington

January 18, 2019
Markel, Michelle, author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm

Scooby-Doo team-up

January 17, 2019
Fisch, Sholly.
New York : DC Comics, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm

I want to be a mechanic

January 17, 2019
Liebman, Daniel, author.
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Originally published: Toronto : Firefly Books, 2003."--Title page verso.
"I want to be a mechanic gives young children a realistic insight into the working day of car mechanics. Easy-to-read captions and color photographs of women and men from different cultures help children understand what's involved in being a mechanic. Young readers learn to respect the importance of doing a job well and appreciate the contributions these workers make to our life and the world around us."-- Provided by publisher.

I want to be a teacher

January 17, 2019
Liebman, Daniel, author.
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Previously published: Willowdale, Ontario: Firefly Books, 2001."--Title page verso.
"I Want to Be a Teacher gives young children a realistic insight into the working day of teachers. Easy-to-read captions and color photographs of women and men from different cultures help children understand what's involved in being a teacher. Young readers learn to respect the importance of doing a job well and appreciate the contributions these workers make to our life and the world around us."-- Provided by publisher.

I want to be a truck driver

January 17, 2019
Liebman, Daniel, author.
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Previously published: Willowdale, Ontario: Firefly Books, 2001."--Title page verso.
"I Want to Be a Truck Driver gives young children a realistic insight into the working day of truck drivers. Easy-to-read captions and color photographs of women and men from different cultures help children understand what's involved in being a truck driver. Young readers learn to respect the importance of doing a job well and appreciate the contributions these workers make to our life and the world around us."-- Provided by publisher.

Not-so-great presidents : Commanders in Chief

January 17, 2019
Slader, Erik, author.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2019.
151 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
First presidents -- Dead presidents -- Eccentric presidents -- Civil war presidents -- Unlucky presidents -- Corrupt presidents -- World War presidents -- Cold War presidents -- The modern presidency.
"Despite the power and responsibility that comes with the oval office, the president of the United States is only human--and far from perfect. While some suffered just a few minor mishaps, others are remembered for leaving behind much bigger messes. In the newest installment in the Epic Fails series, explore the lives, legacies, and failures of some of our country's not-so-great presidents"-- Provided by publisher.

Baby panda goes wild

January 17, 2019
Salomon, David, 1952- author.
New York : Random House, [2019]
48 pages ; 23 cm.
"A science reader."
Readers will learn how one mother and her cub are being protected and raised in a Chinese panda reserve, which seeks to help this vulnerable species survive. In fact, ChiDa, the panda cub, is being prepared to be released into the wild--once she is old enough and has learned important life skills from her mom! Young readers will find themselves rooting for ChiDa while decoding the simple text and gaining confidence in their reading. Great for proficient or reluctant readers.

Grandpa stops a war : a Paul Robeson story

January 17, 2019
Robeson, Susan, 1953- author.
New York : Seven Stories Press, [2019]
48 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 29 cm
""Daddy always said it takes a man of peace to stop a war." Based on the true story of Paul Robeson's visit to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, comes this recollection of his bravery and activism by his granddaughter, Susan Robeson, with her debut book. When Susan was a child her father and grandfather told her family stories over and over. Grandpa Paul was a great man, a singer with a deep and rumbling voice, a man of peace and principle who worried about the safety of the children and families living in countries at war. His songs were always full of emotion, and evoking the African-American spirituals of his own father's childhood, he was able to communicate even with people who didn't speak the same language. Though it was dangerous, Robeson went to Spain and traveled to the front lines of the war (in a Buick!). There, he asked the soldiers to set up speakers facing the fighters on both sides of the battlefield. And then he sang.... With gorgeous illustrations from the fine artist Rod Brown, When Grandpa Stops A War celebrates the activism and achievements of the great Paul Robeson, and shows readers the power of art in times of discord and war."--Provided by publisher.

Ryan Pitts : Afghanistan : a firefight in the mountains of Wanat

January 17, 2019
Spradlin, Michael P., author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2019.
97 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Surprise attack -- Afghanistan and the War on Terror -- Direct hit -- Learning on the job -- All alone -- The legacy of the 173rd Airborne -- Reinforcements -- Close air support -- The cavalry arrives -- Support from FOB Blessing -- Dustoff -- The aftermath.
"The astonishing true story of U.S. Sergeant Ryan M. Pitts who received the Medal of Honor for his incredible acts of valor on the field of battle while serving in Afghanistan."--Provided by publisher.

Planting stories : the life of librarian and storyteller Pura Belpré

January 16, 2019
Denise, Anika, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"A gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world"--Provided by publisher.

Rotten! : vultures, beetles, and slime : nature's decomposers

January 16, 2019
Sanchez, Anita, 1956- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]
83 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

I want to be a cowboy

January 16, 2019
Liebman, Daniel, author.
Richmond Hill : Firefly Books, 2018.
1 volume : color illustrations ; 21 cm

I want to be a doctor

January 16, 2019
Liebman, Daniel, author.
©2000
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Originally published: Toronto : Firefly Books, 2000.

I want to be a pilot

January 16, 2019
Liebman, Daniel, author.
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Previously published: Willowdale, Ontario: Firefly Books, 1999."--Title page verso.
"I Want to Be a Pilot gives young children a realistic insight into the working day of pilots. Easy-to-read captions and color photographs of women and men from different cultures help children understand what's involved in being a pilot. Young readers learn to respect the importance of doing a job well and appreciate the contributions these workers make to our life and the world around us."-- Provided by publisher.

Where is Antarctica?

January 16, 2019
Fabiny, Sarah, author.
New York, NY : Penguin Workshop, an Imprint of Penguin Random House. [2019]
108 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Where is Antarctica? -- At the bottom of the world -- Mountains, volcanoes, and lots of ice -- The coldest place on earth -- The unknown southern land -- The race for the pole -- Amazing animals -- More to explore -- Antarctica today.
"Explore Antarctica--the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on Earth--in this adventure-filled title in the Who HQ series. Antarctica, the earth's southernmost continent, was virtually untouched by humans until the nineteenth century. Many famous explorers journeyed (and often died) there in the hope of discovering a land that always seemed out of reach. This book introduces readers to this desert--yes, desert!--continent that holds about 90 percent of the world's ice; showcases some of the 200 species that call Antarctica home, including the emperor penguin; and discusses environmental dangers to the continent, underscoring how what happens to Antarctica affects the entire world"-- Provided by publisher.

Where is Hollywood?

January 16, 2019
Anastasio, Dina, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2019]
107 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
"Who HQ rolls out the red carpet for Where Is Hollywood?--the film capital of the world. Developed in the 1880s by Midwesterners looking for a sunny winter getaway, Hollywood was a small housing development outside still-small Los Angeles. But everything changed in the early 1900s when filmmakers from New York flocked to the area, where they could make movies without having to pay Thomas Edison's patent fee. It didn't hurt that the weather was perfect, too. Readers will take a journey from the Golden Age of Hollywood to the present-day film industry, learning all about what turned lush farmland into Tinseltown"-- Provided by publisher.

The new children's encyclopedia

January 16, 2019
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2019.
304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
"DK Smithsonian."
A one-volume encyclopedia covers a range of up-to-date topics through easily accessible text and photographs and includes more than nine thousand entries.

Supers : a little star past Cassiopeia

January 15, 2019
Maupomé, Frédéric, 1974- author.
Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, 2018.
111 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Matt, Lily, and Benji aren't from around here. Abandoned on planet Earth, hiding far from their home; they can't even use their powers in public, for fear of being discovered. Starting at a new school is hard enough already.

Animal architects

January 15, 2019
Romero, Libby, author.
Washington, DC : National Geographic Kids, [2019]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Information about how animals build their homes, for beginner readers"-- Provided by publisher.

Hacks for Minecrafters. Master builder : the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you

January 15, 2019
Miller, Megan, 1963-
©2014
118 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Completely revised and updated"--Cover.
"An unofficial Minecrafter's guide"--Cover.
Getting started -- Making curves and angles with square blocks -- Designing and building your home -- Building and customizing your survival home -- Six home designs -- How to detail your builds -- Detailing windows, roofs, floors, and more -- Glass dome -- Underwater home -- Japanese pagoda -- Fortified castle -- Air ship.
This book has been updated for Minecraft 1.12, the World of Color update that added new function and crafting systems, illusioners, parrots, and building materials like glazed terracotta and concrete. Our tips will help gamers find the best locations, choose their favorite style, learn how to get started with foundations and walls, become landscaping experts, learn how to decorate their living room, and much more!--Back cover.

Tide pools

January 15, 2019
Marsh, Laura F., author.
Washington, DC : National Geographic Kids, [2019]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Marvel super hero adventures: Captain Marvel

January 15, 2019
Fisch, Sholly
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Contains material originally published in magazine form."--Title page verso.
Captain Marvel is joined by Spider-Man and other superheroes to battle evil in all forms--including robots, Frost Giants and Venom.

Dingo

January 15, 2019
Saxby, Claire.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Follow a dingo as she leaves the comfort of her pack and travels into the darkening landscape. Softly and fleetly, she runs through the forest, sniffing the air and the ground as she searches for food for her family. With glorious paintings and lyrical text, Dingo offers readers a glimpse into the life of Australia's fascinating and beautiful wild dogs.

Jack Montgomery : World War II : gallantry at Anzio

January 15, 2019
Spradlin, Michael P., author.
©2019
96 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Stepping ashore -- An athlete goes to war -- Digging in -- Attack of the Thunderbirds -- A spy story -- The invasion of Sicily -- From Salerno to Anzio -- "Cover me" -- The aftermath.
"The true story for middle grade readers of First Lt. Jack Montgomery, a Native American who received the Medal of Honor for his valor in World War II."--Provided by publisher.

Great battles for boys : WWII in the Pacific

January 15, 2019
Giorello, Joe, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Rolling Wheel Publishing, [2014].
206 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

Great battles for boys : WW2 in Europe

January 15, 2019
Giorello, Joe, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Rolling Wheel Publishing, [2014]
213 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

Great battles for boys : Bunker Hill to WWI

January 15, 2019
Giorello, Joe, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Rolling Wheel Publishing, [2016]
116 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
The battle of Bunker Hill -- The battle of Saratoga -- The Alamo -- The battle of San Jacinto -- The Civil War -- The battle of Antietam -- The battle of Gettysburg -- The battle of Vicksburg -- The battle of Little Big Horn -- The Battle san Juan Hill -- The Lost Battalion --A note from Joe.

Great battles for boys : The American civil war

January 15, 2019
Giorello, Joe, author.
[United States] : Rolling Wheelhouse Publishing, [2017]
265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
"In this installment of the best-selling history series, young readers move chronologically through 20 Civil War battles, beginning with the first shots fires at Fort Sumter to the final days at Appomattox. Historic photographs, maps, and powerful chpaters make history leap off the page, capturing the attention of even reluctant readers. Learn about the military leaders, weapons, and strategies that brought victory- or defeat- on American soil." --back cover.

Great battles for boys : ancients to Middle Ages

January 15, 2019
Giorello, Joe.
[United States] : Joe Giorello, [2018]
112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
"Leaders, strategies, tactics, and weapons--it's all here, combined with short, powerful chapters and historica images"--Back cover.

Weather and the seasons

January 15, 2019
New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2019.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

The girl who survived : a true story of the Holocaust

January 15, 2019
Brandman, Bronia, 1931-
New York : Scholastic, ©2010.
91 pages ; 20 cm
Bronia helped her family survive during the occupation of Poland by smuggling goods to trade for food. Then Bronia and her sisters were deported to Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camp and with courage and the help of strangers Bronia became one of the youngest survivors.

Zo zo zombie

January 14, 2019
Nagatoshi, Yasunari, author.
New York, NY : JY, 2018-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Original Japanese edition published by Shogakukan as Zozozo zombie-kun.
v. 1. Here comes Zombie Boy! -- v. 2. It's Zombie Boy time

Just like us!, Cats

January 14, 2019
Heos, Bridget, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
"Just Like Us! Cats gives young readers an up-close and personal look at how cats do things that are remarkably similar to the way humans do"-- Provided by publisher.

Fairview Cemetery : New Albany, Floyd County

January 14, 2019
New Albany, Ind. (P.O. Box 665, New Albany 47151) : Southern Indiana Genealogical Society, ©1989-<2003>
volumes <1-6, 8-9> : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Library currently have volumes 1-6 and 8-9.
v. 1. Inscriptions, Sept. 1, 1852-Nov. 18, 1865 -- v. 2. Inscriptions, Jan. 7, 1866-Dec. 31, 1880 -- v. 3. Inscriptions, Jan. 1, 1881-Dec. 31, 1890 -- v. 4. Inscriptions, Jan. 1, 1891- Dec. 31, 1899 -- v. 5. Inscriptions, Jan. 1, 1900-Dec. 31, 1909 -- v. 6. Inscriptions, Jan. 1, 1910-Dec. 31, 1919 -- [v. 7. Inscriptions, Jan. 1, 1920-Dec. 31, 1929] -- v. 8. Inscriptions, Jan. 1, 1930-Dec. 31, 1934 -- v. 9. Inscriptions, Jan. 1, 1935-Dec. 31, 1939 (burials 21285-22353) -- [v. 10. Inscriptions, Jan. 1, 1940-Dec. 31, 1944 (burials 22354-23359) -- v. 11. 1 January 1945-31 December 1949 (burials 22360-24377)].

Survival guide

January 14, 2019
Lewman, David, author.
©2018
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
At head of title: Jurassic World fallen kingdom.
Outlines the events on Isla Nublar since the destruction of the Jurassic World amusement park, profiling the dinosaurs that live on the island and the human crew members of Jurassic World.

The cat who ruled the town

January 11, 2019
Nakamura, May, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm

A to Z of science : a visual dictionary for curious scientists

January 11, 2019
©2019
192 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
A to Z entries -- Forces -- Organs -- Periodic Table -- Planets -- Senses -- Great Scientists.

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