New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

July 18, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Llamas

July 17, 2019
Buller, Laura, 1952- author.
New York, NY : Dorling Kindersley, 2019.
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Chapter 1: Llama life -- Chapter 2: What are llamas like? -- Home of the llamas -- Chapter 3: The Incas -- Chapter 4: A helpful animal -- The family tree -- Chapter 5: Llama friends -- Smiles if you love llamas -- Quiz -- Glossary -- Index.
Read about the lives of long-necked llamas! Why do llamas spit? What's the difference between a llama and an alpaca? Find out everything you need to know about this amazing animal.

Sloths

July 17, 2019
Buller, Laura, 1952- author.
New York, NY : Dorling Kindersley, 2019.
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Toe-toed sloths and three-toed sloths -- Chapter 1: Let's meet the sloths -- Sloth species -- Chapter 2: Growing up -- Where do sloths live? -- Chapter 3: Slow and sleepy -- Chapter 4: Sloth survival -- Chapter 5: Sloths in trouble -- Fun facts about sloths -- Quiz -- Glossary -- Index.
Does your child love everything about the slow, sleepy world of sloths? Then this children's reading book, packed full of fun facts and cute sloth pictures, will be perfect for them. In this chapter book for children you'll trek deep into the South American rainforest in search of adorable sloths. Packed full of amazing animal facts, children will be fascinated to find out what makes this sleepy animal so slow, how they're such expert swimmers, and why they look like they're always smiling. These fascinating facts are paired with adorable photographs of llamas, providing an ideal balance of words and images for children learning to read. Created with the help of top literacy consultants, Sloths is the perfect book to help build general knowledge at the same time as learning to read. And as this unique animal is such a favourite for kids, this book will encourage reading for pleasure, which is linked with improved reading and writing skills. Sloths is a new Level 2 title in the engaging four level DK Readers series, aimed at children who are beginning to read.

Rudolf Nureyev

July 17, 2019
Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (María Isabel), author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
First published in Spain in 2019 under the title Pequeña & Grande Rudolf Nureyev by Alba Editorial, Barcelona.
" Rudolf fell in love with dance as a child. But he was not allowed to go to ballet school until he was 17. There, he had to make up for lost time and hone his skills to compete with the other dancers. As a professional, he dazzled audiences with sensational performances and star power. He went on to become a world-renowned choreographer and master of perfection in dance. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the dancer's life"--Amazon.

A royal ride : Catherine the Great's great invention

July 17, 2019
Fulton, Kristen, author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, An imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Maiṃ ūccī uḍāṇa bharāṅgī : bāla kawitāwāṃ te kahāṇīāṃ

July 17, 2019
Sindara Kaura, author.
Samāṇā : Saṅgama Pabalīkeshanaza, 2017.
31 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Children's poems and stories.

Siberian huskies

July 17, 2019
Gagne, Tammy, author.
Lake Elmo, MN : Focus Readers, [2018]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Meet the Siberian husky -- 3D-printed legs -- A work history -- Look at those eyes! -- A big job.
Introduces readers to the history, behavior, and physical description of Siberian Huskies. Colorful spreads, fun facts, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.

Akissi : more tales of mischief

July 16, 2019
Abouet, Marguerite, 1971- author.
London : Flying Eye Books, 2019.
173 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
Troublemaking Akissi is back with her mischief on The Ivory Coast!

Joan of Arc

July 16, 2019
Quéru, Albin, author.
New York, NY : Roaring Brook Press, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, maps ; 15 x 19 cm
"First published in France in 2013 by Quelle Histoire, Paris"--Title page verso.
Learn how Roman Catholic saint Joan of Arc's courage led to her being forever memorialized as a great French heroine.

John F. Kennedy

July 16, 2019
L'Hoër, Claire, author.
New York, NY : Roaring Brook Press, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, maps ; 15 x 19 cm
"First published in France in 2018 by Quelle Histoire, Paris"--title page verso.
Learn how popular American politician John F. Kennedy became the youngest person ever to be elected president of the United States, remaining one of the best-loved American leaders of all time.

Pablo Picasso

July 16, 2019
Crété, Patricia.
New York, NY : Roaring Brook Press, 2019.
1 volume : color illustrations, color map ; 15 x 19 cm.
"First published in France in 2015 by Quelle Histoire, Paris"--Title page verso.
Learn how Pablo Picasso became a revolutionary painter and sculptor, establishing himself as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.

Princess Diana

July 16, 2019
L'Hoër, Claire.
New York, NY : Roaring Brook Press, 2019.
1 volume : color illustrations, color map ; 15 x 19 cm.
"First published in France in 2018 by Quelle Histoire, Paris"--Title page verso.
Learn how British royal and activist Princess Diana became the "People's Princess," remaining forever memorialized in the hearts of people in England and around the world.

The brave cyclist : the true story of a Holocaust hero

July 16, 2019
Hoffman, Amalia, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Editions, a Capstone imprint, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
"Once a skinny and weak child, Gino Bartali rose to become a Tour de France champion and one of cycling's greatest stars. But all that seemed unimportant when his country came under the grip of a brutal dictator and entered World War II on the side of Nazi Germany. Bartali might have appeared a mere bystander to the harassment and hatred directed toward Italy's Jewish people, but secretly he accepted a role in a dangerous plan to help them. Putting his own life at risk, Bartali used his speed and endurance on a bike to deliver documents Jewish people needed to escape harm. His inspiring story reveals how one person could make a difference against violence and prejudice during the time of the Holocaust"-- Provided by publisher.

Australia and Oceania

July 16, 2019
Somervill, Barbara A., author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2019.
48 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Land and climate -- What's the terrain of Australia and Oceania like, and what are their usual weather conditions? -- Plants and animals -- What communities of living things make their homes in Australia and Oceania? -- The big truth: ocean acidification -- Why is the Pacific Ocean becoming more acidic? -- A peek at the past -- How have Australia and Oceania changed over time? -- Australia and Oceania today -- What is life like for people in Australia and Oceania? -- Destination: Australia and Oceania -- True statistics.
Together, Australia and the many small islands of Oceania make up Earths smallest continent. Yet though the continent is small, it is packed with plenty to see. Readers will hop from island to island as they examine the incredible wildlife and landscapes of Australia and Oceania. Along the way, they will also explore the continents history with rich text and stunning visuals, and meet the people who call it home. Features include engaging sidebars that highlight unique animals, landmarks and more; maps to show size, location and topography; glossaries; eye-catching images; charts, diagrams and more.

Dominican Republic : enchantment of the world

July 16, 2019
Rogers, Barbara Radcliffe, author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2019.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Welcome to Quisqueya -- Mountains in the sea -- Natural neighbors -- A journey through time -- Democracy in action -- The Dominican economy -- Meet the Dominicans -- Spiritual traditions -- Color and sound -- Everyday life.
"This book details the history, culture, geography and government of the Dominican Republic"-- Provided by publisher.

Student world atlas

July 16, 2019
©2019
143 pages : illustrations (color), maps (color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
"From the cartographic experts at National Geographic comes the latest edition of its award-winning student atlas, with everything kids want and need to know about our changing world. Dynamic, user-friendly content includes photos, facts, charts, graphics, and full-color political, physical, and thematic maps on important topics. Completely updated maps and statistics ensure that kids have all the latest information as they learn more about current events and become global citizens." Publisher's website.

One million things : a visual encyclopedia

July 16, 2019
Barker, Chris (Chris Tijani), author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2019.
297 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Edition statement from cover.
A general pictorial reference guide covers topics arranged into such categories as nature, human body, science and technology, space, history, and art and culture.

A girl called Genghis Khan : how Maria Toorpakai Wazir pretended to be a boy, defied the Taliban, and became a world famous squash player

July 16, 2019
Lord, Michelle author.
New York : Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Meet Maria Toorpakai Wazir, a brave Pakistani girl who pursued her love of sports in spite of being taunted and beaten. When the President of Pakistan gave Maria an award for outstanding achievement, the Taliban threatened her squash club, family, and life. Forced to quit the team, she continued to practice in her bedroom <i>every day for three years!</i> Maria's story will inspire and empower all children . . . especially girls.

Michael Dahl's big book of jokes

July 16, 2019
Dahl, Michael, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, [2019]
224 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Laughter is the best medicine, and this book has plenty of dosages! Michael Dahl's Big Book of Jokes is packed with jokes and riddles, covering everything from school jokes to knock-knock and animal jokes. Read them on your own, tell them to your friends, and most of all, have a hilarious time!"-- Provided by publisher.

Science in a jar : 35+ experiments in biology, chemistry, weather, the environment, and more!

July 16, 2019
Garstecki, Julia, author.
Beverly, MA : Quarto Publishing Group, [2019]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
"With Science in a Jar, kids and their adults get the opportunity to discover a variety of scientific disciplines at home with this beautifully presented collection of experiments using a ubiquitous and inexpensive everyday object most often doomed to the recycling bin."-- Provided by publisher.

Where is the Serengeti?

July 16, 2019
Medina, Nico, 1982- author.
New York : Penguin Workshop, [2019]
108 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Introduces the plants, animals, and peoples that co-exist within the landcapes of the Serengeti.

From an idea to Google : how innovation at Google changed the world

July 15, 2019
Sichol, Lowey Bundy, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]
115 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Larry Page -- Sergey Brin -- Searching for an idea -- In search of the future -- Launching to the world -- Let's be the good guys -- In search of Googleyness -- Google's search for profitability -- Thinking outside the search box -- Googleplex -- Behind door X -- A B C D E F Google.
From an Idea to Google is a behind-the-computer-screen look into the history, business, and brand of the world's largest search engine. With humorous black & white illustrations throughout, learn about the company that even earned its own catchphrase: Google it!

From an idea to Lego : the building bricks behind the world's largest toy company

July 15, 2019
Sichol, Lowey Bundy, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]
116 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Ole Kirk Christiansen -- Construction begins -- Brick by brick -- A snappy idea -- Follow the plastic brick road -- The golden age of Lego -- Lego falls apart -- Rebuilding Lego's foundation -- Everything is awesome -- Beyond the brick -- Building a better world.

How far can a kangaroo jump?

July 15, 2019
Limentani, Alison, author, illustrator.
[New York, NY] : Boxer Books, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
1 kangaroo jump is the same distance as 2 ringtailed lemur leaps . . . Have you ever wondered just how far animals can jump? These fun comparisons explain it all--from tiny grasshopper hurdles and coyote vaults to the best pouncer of all! Understanding numbers and distance is easy with this fun book of animal facts! Starting with a single kangaroo, Alison Limentani's cool illustrations capture a variety of creatures leaping--and reveal just how many jumps it would take each one to cover the same ground. Four bunny hops = 5 frog bounces = 6 goat skips. But none of the animals can match the world-record-holding snow leopard! At the end, kids will discover how many jumps it would take each one to go all around the globe.

The animal world

July 15, 2019
Howard, Jules, author.
New York, NY : Blueprint Editions, 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
"The amazing connections and diversity found in the animal family tree"--Cover.
"What do a raccoon and a river otter have in common? An elephant seal and a leopard? How about a slow loris and a gorilla? The Animal World collects members of the same taxonomic order, which are groups of animals with similar features, together in an informative and accessible way through easy-to-read facts about each animal"--Cover page [4].

My great outdoors book : the kids' guide to being outside

July 15, 2019
Jeffery, Josie, author.
©2017
78 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"First published in the UK as Outdoor Wonderland in 2014 by Ivy Kids."--Title page verso.
In the yard -- During the night -- At the park -- In the woods -- Windy days -- Rainy days -- Sunny days -- Near the water -- On the street.
Provides suggestions for different outdoor activities, including bug hunting, counting stars, planting a garden, and building a woodland hideout.

Patterns from nature : the art of Klimt

July 15, 2019
Yu, Myeong-hwa, author.
©2017
35 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 26 cm
English text by Scott Forbes; original Korean text/edition © Aram Publishing.
This story illustrates how Klimt, an Austrian painter, expressed the inspiration from nature in his own style of the gold colored decoration in his paintings. Ages 7+

Positively teen : a practical guide to a more positive, more confident you

July 15, 2019
Morgan, Nicola, author.
New York : Poppy, Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
208 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Teaches teenagers how to approach their adolescent years with optimism and understanding, giving them the skills they need to develop long-term well-being.

Hello, crochet friends! : making art, being mindful, giving back : do what makes you happy

July 15, 2019
Larson, Jonah, author.
©2019
40 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Part 1 tells Jonah's story, including his adoption from Ethiopia, and his challenges in school. Part 2 is a celebration of crochet, defining the fiber art, introducing readers to Jonah's crochet friends, and offering instructions on how to make an identity-inspired dishcloth.

The red fairy book

July 15, 2019
New York, NY : Racehorse for Young Readers, 2019.
386 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
First published in 1890 by Longmans, Green, and Co.
The twelve dancing princesses -- The Princess Mayblossom -- Soria Moria Castle -- The death of Koshchei the Deathless -- The Black Thief and Knight of Glen -- The Master Thief -- Brother and Sister -- Princess Rosette -- The enchanted pig -- The Norka -- The wonderful birch -- Jack and the beanstalk -- The little good mouse -- Graciosa and Percinet -- The three princesses of Whiteland -- The voice of death -- The six sillies -- Kari Woodengown -- Drakestail -- The ratcatcher -- The true history of Little Golden Hood -- The golden branch -- The three dwarfs -- Dapplegrim -- The enchanted canary -- The twelve brothers -- Rapunzel -- The nettle spinner -- Farmer Weatherbeard -- Mother Holle -- Minnikin -- Bushy Bride -- Snowdrop -- The golden goose -- The seven foals -- The marvellous musician -- The story of Sigurd.
Thirty-five tales of fairies, ogres, bewitched mortals, and haunted forests are collected from the oral traditions of many lands.

Children's human body encyclopedia

July 15, 2019
Hibbert, Clare, 1970-
London : Arcturus, 2019.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes Glossary and index.
With thorough explanations from the inner workings of the brain to the intricate networks of muscles and nerves, this fact-packed encyclopedia contains everything kids ages 8 and up need to know about the human body. Illustrated with colorful photography and detailed artwork, this is the perfect title for any kid that's curious about the way our bodies work.-- Amazon

Does it fart? : a kid's guide to the gas animals pass

July 15, 2019
Caruso, Nick, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published in U.S. in longer version, with a different illustrator: New York : Hachette Books, [2018].
"An illustrated guide to whether or not various animals pass gas, infused with humor and scientific facts."-- Provided by publisher.

Over the garden wall. Hollow Town

July 12, 2019
Lowenthal, Celia, author.
Los Angeles, California : KaBOOM!, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm.
At head of title: CN, Cartoon Network.
"Originally published in single magazine form as Over the Garden Wall: Hollow Town no.1-5."
"When Wirt seeks work to replace Greg's lost shoe, Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice stumble upon the seemingly pleasant Hollow Town inhabited by wooden doll people more sinister than they first appear. When Greg loses a shoe, Wirt must find a way to replace it, and fast if they want to avoid a repeat of the summer camp splinter incident. Luckily, it's not long before they stumble upon Hollow Town, a hamlet populated entirely by wooden doll people, where Wirt finds work as a babysitter for the enigmatic Mrs. Clemence. However, the longer they stay in Hollow Town, the more it becomes clear that Hollow Town holds a sinister secret..."--Amazon.

Cinderella of the Nile

July 12, 2019
Naidoo, Beverley, author.
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"First published in the UK in 2018 by Tiny Owl Pubblishing, London"--Title page verso.
In this earliest known version of Cinderella, a rosy-cheeked girl called Rhodopis is abducted from Greece and sold as a slave in Egypt. Her master gives her a pair of beautiful rose-red slippers. But when Horus the Falcon sweeps in to steal her slipper, Rhodopis has little idea that this act will lead her to the King of Egypt.

Sweet dreams : bedtime visualizations for kids

July 12, 2019
Gates, Mariam, author.
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm
Bestselling author and kids' yoga instructor Mariam Gates offers eight imaginative, guided dream narratives, including flying a kite, riding bareback on a horse, and making it rain. Combined with breathing techniques proven to promote relaxation, this book will help children let go of the day's worries and prepare their minds and bodies for a good night's rest.

Colors

July 11, 2019
Rotner, Shelley, author, artist.
New York : Holiday House, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"A red fire truck races, orange pumpkins glow, and purple flowers bloom in vivid pictures of familiar things that inspire children to look more carefully at their environment"-- www.holidayhouse.com

Beginner's world atlas.

July 11, 2019
©2019
63 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 35 cm
Includes index.
Edition statement taken from cover.

Star Wars who's who in the galaxy : character storybook

July 11, 2019
Patrick, Ella, author.
©2019
126 pages : color illustrations, 24 cm
"Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures"--Back cover.
The Phantom Menace -- Attack of the Clones -- Revenge of the Sith -- A New Hope -- The Empire Strikes Back -- Return of the Jedi -- The Force Awakens -- The Last Jedi.
"Get to know the characters and stories of STAR WARS! Escape to a galaxy far, far away to meet heroes, villains, pilots, pirates, droids, and creatures, and enjoy tales of adventure and friendship along the way..."--Back cover.

Colorama : from fuchsia to midnight blue

July 11, 2019
Cruschiform (Creative studio)
Munich ; London ; New York : Prestel, [2017]
133, [133] pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Translation from French by Paul Kelly.
"Originally published in 2017 by Editions Gallimard Jeunesse under the title: Colorama."
"When is a blue dress not blue but navy, indigo, denim, or lapiz lazuli? With this fascinating and informative book in hand, young readers will be able to identify the colors that speak to them--and understand the reason there are so many subtle differences between shades"--Provided by publisher.

Leonardo da Vinci in 30 seconds

July 11, 2019
Harrison, Paul, 1969- author.
©2017
96 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
"30 fascinating topics about the life and times of Leonardo da Vinci"--Cover.
The man and his times -- Artist -- Inventor -- Anatomist -- Scientist and mathematician -- Visionary.
This is a fun introduction to one of history's most brilliant minds, this title is the first biography within the Ivy Kids 30 Seconds series. Children will learn about the life of the original Renaissance man, and will discover how da Vinci's influence, from his masterpiece paintings to his innovative inventions, has shaped art and culture in the modern world. Each spread is presented in a neat 30-second soundbite, supported by a 3-second flash summary and full-page, colourful illustration. Active "missions" support the topics and encourage kids to find out more. With stunning artwork, the attention-grabbing format is engaging and immediate, introducing readers aged from 8 up to the legacy of a genius.

Nature

July 11, 2019
Hegbrook, Thomas, author, illustrator.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 33 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain by Caterpillar Books."--Preliminary page.
"Explore the beauty and wonder of nature in this wordless picture book-and let your imagination bring everything to life! Stunning artwork captures the lives of a variety of animals and bugs in their natural surroundings and the changes that occur as they endure the passage of time, from birth to adulthood, winter to autumn, and more."--Amazon.com.

Children's discovery atlas

July 11, 2019
Ganeri, Anita, 1961- author.
Lake Forest, CA : QEB Publishing, [2017]
64 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
Includes index.
Regions are shown using physical and political maps, and feature iconic animals, natural wonders, famous landmarks, and much more. Each spread includes 'sight-seeing' features to whet young explorers' appetites, as well as a Fast Facts panel, great for learning all the top stats at a glance. --Publisher

The blue fairy book

July 11, 2019
New York, NY : Racehorse for Young Readers, 2019.
403 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
First published in 1889 by Longmans, Green, and Co.
"Complete and unabridged."
Bronze Ring -- Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess -- East of the Sun and West of the Moon -- Yellow Dwarf -- Little Red Riding-Hood -- Sleeping Beauty in the Wood -- Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper -- Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp -- Tale of a Youth Who Set Out to Learn What Fear Was -- Rumpelstiltzkin -- Beauty and the Beast -- Master-Maid -- Why the Sea Is Salt -- Master Cat; or, Puss In Boots -- Felicia and the Pot of Pinks -- White Cat -- Water Lily. The Gold-Spinners -- Terrible Head -- Story of Pretty Goldilocks -- History of Whittington -- Wonderful Sheep -- Little Thumb -- Forty Thieves -- Hansel and Grettel -- Snow-White and Rose-Red -- Goose-Girl -- Toads and Diamonds -- Prince Darling -- Blue Beard -- Trusty John -- Brave Little Tailor -- Voyage to Lilliput -- Princess on the Glass Hill -- Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou -- History of Jack the Giant-Killer -- Black Bull of Norroway -- Red Etin.
Includes tales from the Brothers Grimm, Madame d'Aulnoy, the Arabian Nights, and other sources.

The ocean disaster

July 10, 2019
McElligott, Matthew, author.
New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm.
"Fans of Ada Twist, Scientist will want to join Dr. Cosmic's class of clever monsters as they explore the dark depths of the ocean in the fourth book of the Mad Scientist Academy series. The students in Dr. Cosmic's class take their lessons underwater when they're introduced to his latest invention, the SKWID--a special submarine that explores the ocean and looks like a real giant squid! With the guidance of oceanographer Professor Fathom, the class embarks on an exploration of the deep sea. Their next assignment? Identify the smallest producers and consumers of the ocean. But when a giant whale approaches the SKWID, mistaking it for an actual squid, the students must use their trusted scientific handbooks to find a way to escape the submarine and return to the undersea lab--before they become the whale's lunch! Don't miss more from the Mad Scientist Academy series!--The Dinosaur Disaster, The Weather Disaster, and The Space Disaster. "Dr. Cosmic is plainly a colleague of Ms. Frizzle [of The Magic School Bus], and the mix of pithy banter, tumultuous field-trip mishaps, and science fact is as familiar as it is winning. Fans of the Frizz will be dino-delighted. Mad fun."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster"-- Provided by publisher.

Benjamin Franklin

July 10, 2019
Osborne, Mary Pope, author.
New York : Random House, 2019.
123 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
"A nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House #32: To the future Ben Franklin."
Benjamin Franklin -- Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia -- Scientist and inventor -- Return to England -- Ben and the Revolution -- Final years -- Founding Father.
Following their adventure with Benjamin Franklin, Jack and Annie want to learn more about the Founding Father and search out facts about his life and accomplishments, including his electricity kite-flying experiment and his most famous inventions.

Cheshire Crossing

July 10, 2019
Weir, Andy, author.
©2019
117 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in four separate volumes in 2006, 2007, and 2008 in a different form by the author on www.cheshirecrossing.net"--Verso.
Schoolgirls -- A very bad witch -- Through the looking glass -- Battle for Castle West -- Epilogue.
What happens to Alice when she comes back from Wonderland? Wendy from Neverland? Dorothy from Oz? The three meet here, at Cheshire Crossing -- a boarding school where girls like them learn how to cope with their supernatural experiences and harness their magical world-crossing powers. But the trio -- now teenagers, who've had their fill of meddling authority figures -- aren't content to sit still in a classroom. Soon they're dashing from one universe to the next, leaving havoc in their wake -- and, inadvertently, bringing the Wicked Witch and Hook together in a deadly supervillain love match. To stop them, the girls will have to draw on all of their powers... and marshal a team of unlikely allies from across the magical multiverse.

Adventures in Asian art : an afternoon at the museum

July 10, 2019
DiCicco, Sue, author, illustrator.
©2016
47 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Follow three kids as they take an imaginative tour of Asian art through examples found in the Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. As the kids wander from exhibit to exhibit, they picture themselves in another time and place as they explore textiles, ceramics, statues, armor, and more. Along the way, they learn a little bit about the cultures, beliefs, and daily life that resulted in these wonderful works of art.

Joining the dots : the art of Seurat

July 10, 2019
Kim, In-Sook (Author for Big & Small (Firm)), author.
©2017
31 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 26 cm
Translated from the Korean.
Georges-Pierre Seurat was a French painter known for creating artworks with unusual techniques. The story guides the readers on the thoughts of Seurat as he is pursuing a new style of art and makes art his own. Ages 7+

Let's go on a picnic! : the art of Millet

July 10, 2019
Jo, Seon-hak, author.
©2017.
29 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 26 cm
English text by Scott Forbes; original Korean text/edition © Aram Publishing.
French artist Jean Francois Millet was deeply moved by the ordinary life of the people in Barbizon, who were poor yet always maintaining a heart of gratitude. This story aims to show what he saw and painted by telling a story of young girl pleading with her busy parents to go on a picnic. Ages 7+

The people in the paintings : the art of Bruegel

July 10, 2019
Ddang, Haneul, author.
©2017
29 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 26 cm
English text by Scott Forbes; original Korean text/edition © Aram Publishing.
Pieter Bruegel, a Netherlandish Renaissance painter, was famous for the paintings of peasant scenes. Let's look at his paintings closely, and discover the hidden stories and messages he aims to deliver through the artworks. Ages 7+

Putting faces to names : the art of Raphael

July 10, 2019
Yu, Myeong-hwa, author.
©2017
29 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 26 cm
English text by Scott Forbes; original Korean text/edition © Aram Publishing.
The story reveals the secrets of The School of Athens that Raphael, the famous Renaissance artist, painted in the Vatican. Ages 7+

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