New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

February 27, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Steven Universe

February 26, 2020
Gillman, Melanie, author.
Los Angeles, CA : KaBoom!, 2017-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writiers and artist vary between volumes.
"A Cartoon Network original."
v. 1. Warp tour -- v. 2.Punching up -- v. 3 Field researching -- v. 4. Just right -- v. 5. Find a way -- v. 6. Playing by ear

The white carrot

February 26, 2020
Pascoe, Jim, author.
New York : First Second, 2020.
256 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
"For the rabbits of the Vale of Industry, cha is everything. It's the fuel that lights their homes, powers their factories, and makes modern life possible. But to Bridgebelle, cha means so much more. It's the vital ingredient she needs to make thokchas--beautiful works of art that glow and transform, as if by magic. But Bridgebelle isn't the only one captivated by thokchas. Outside the Vale, the nefarious foxes have discovered the destructive power they hold. They plan use thokchas as the ultimate weapon in their age-old war against the rabbits. When the foxes attack, Bridgebelle is left with an impossible choice: make them a thokcha, or offer up her life."--Provided by publisher.

Plants vs. zombies. Better homes and guardens

February 26, 2020
Tobin, Paul, 1965- author.
©2019
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Based on the video game Plants vs. Zombies.
"When the evil Dr. Zomboss hears of the plants' plan to destroy the zombies he comes up with a plan of his own, a plan which the plants, Crazy Dave, and Nate and Patrice, must now try and counter."--Provided by publisher.

Yusra swims

February 26, 2020
Abery, Julie, author.
Mankato : Creative Editions, 2020.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
"A biography in rhyme relates the story of Olympic swimmer and Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini"--Provided by publisher.

Animal tracks and traces

February 26, 2020
Holland, Mary, 1946- author.
Mt. Pleasant, SC : Arbordale Publishing LLC, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Includes 4 pages of learning activities"--Back cover.
"Animals are all around us. While we may not often see them, we can see signs that they've been there. Some signs might be simple footprints in snow or mud (tracks) and other signs include chewed or scratched bark, homes or even poop and pee (traces). Children will become animal detectives after learning how to "read" the animal signs left all around. Smart detectives can even figure out what the animals were doing!"--Provided by publisher.

Arctic foxes

February 26, 2020
Pettiford, Rebecca, author.
©2019
24 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
"Level 2: Early."
"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to Arctic foxes. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"-- Provided by publisher.

Cincinnati Bengals

February 26, 2020
Meier, William, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : SportsZone, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2020]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
This title examines the history of the Cincinnati Bengals, telling the story of the franchise and its top players, greatest games, and most thrilling moments. This book includes informative sidebars, high-energy photos, a timeline, a team file, and a glossary.

Cleveland Browns

February 26, 2020
Hunter, Tony, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : SportsZone, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2020]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
This title examines the history of the Cleveland Browns, telling the story of the franchise and its top players, greatest games, and most thrilling moments. This book includes informative sidebars, high-energy photos, a timeline, a team file, and a glossary.

Cryptid creatures : a field guide

February 26, 2020
Halls, Kelly Milner, 1957- author.
Seattle, WA : Little Bigfoot, an imprint of Sasquatch Books, [2019]
x, 213 pages, illustrations ; 19 cm
Cryptid creatures. Ahool -- Akkorolamui -- Almasty -- Altamaha-ha -- A'nasa -- Beast of Busco -- Bigfoot -- Buru -- Canvey Island Monster -- Cardiff Giant -- Champ -- Chupacabra -- Coelacanth -- Con Rit -- Dingonek -- Dobhar-chú -- Dover Demon -- Drop Bear -- Fouke Monster -- Giant Hare -- Goatman -- Hellhound -- Hibagon -- Hogzilla -- Iliamna Lake Monster -- Isothrix barbarabrownae -- Kasai Rex -- Kongamato -- Kraken -- Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp -- Loch Ness Monster -- Loveland Frog -- Marozi -- Megalodon -- Mermaid -- Momo -- Mothman -- New Jersey Devil -- Orang Pendek -- Piasa Bird -- Piltdown Man -- Pukwudgie -- Ropen -- Snallygaster -- Thetic Lake Monster -- Thylacine -- Tsuchinoko -- Veo -- Wolfman of Chestnut Mountain -- Yeti -- Cryptid extras.
"Cryptozoology is the study of mysterious creatures that fall between the realm of real and imaginary on the scientific spectrum. Cryptid Creatures: A Field Guide offers a closer look at fifty of these amazing creatures, examining the best possible evidence for each, including scientific papers, magazine and newspaper articles, and credible eyewitness accounts. The fifty cryptids are arranged in order alphabetically, and in addition to speculative illustrations, include details like when they were first reported, whether they are terrestrial, aerial, or aquatic, and each have a reality rating of 1 to 6, in which 1 means that the cryptid has been confirmed as a hoax, and 6 means the cryptid has been proven as real. This page-turning guide will inspire curious readers to investigate more on their own, and maybe even help to prove if a cryptid is a hoax or is real." -- Publisher.

Patrick Mahomes

February 26, 2020
Fishman, Jon M., author.
©2020
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Throwing star -- Facts at a glance -- Choosing wisely -- Building strength -- Connecting with Kansas City -- Super Bowl goals -- All-star stats -- Source notes -- Glossary.
Patrick Mahomes is the star quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. In his first full season in the National Football League (NFL), he threw for 5,097 yards and scored 50 touchdowns. He also won the NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Offensive Player of the Year awards, and this is just the beginning of his career. Read about Mahomes's workouts, and learn what he does to help his community off the field.

Penguins

February 26, 2020
Hastings, Derek, author.
Broomall, Pennsylvania : Mason Crest, [2020]
72 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
"Each title in the Creatures of the Ocean series discusses in detail the feeding and breeding traits of each species, their reproductive processes, their defense mechanisms, and their forms of communication and provides a deeper appreciation of the variety and complexity of life in the ocean"-- Provided by publisher.

Pittsburgh Steelers

February 26, 2020
Meier, William, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : SportsZone, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2020]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
A sixth ring -- The early years -- Becoming immaculate -- Team of the decade -- Back on top -- Timeline -- Quick stats -- Quotes and anecdotes.
This title examines the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers, telling the story of the franchise and its top players, greatest games, and most thrilling moments. This book includes informative sidebars, high-energy photos, a timeline, a team file, and a glossary.

A race around the world : the true story of Nellie Bly & Elizabeth Bisland

February 26, 2020
Rose, Caroline Starr, author.
©2019
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Maps on endpages.
In 1889, New York reporter Nellie Bly, inspired by Jules Verne's book Around the World in 80 Days, began an around-the-world journey that she hoped to complete in less time. Her trip was sponsored by her employer, the newspaper The World. Just hours after her ship set out across the Atlantic, the publisher of The Cosmopolitan magazine put writer Elizabeth Bisland on a westbound train. Bisland was headed around the world in the opposite direction, thinking that she could beat Bly's time. Only one woman could win the race, but both Bly and Bisland completed their journeys in record time and experienced unforgettable adventures.

Seamless sewing projects

February 26, 2020
Yang, Veronica, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, [2018]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Sewing is sweet -- Fabric is fun -- Basic info -- Quilt cushion cover -- Fat quarter quilt blanket -- Headband -- Pet bed -- Felt cupcakes -- Wrap skirt -- Little big clutch bag -- DIY tote bag -- Wall storage -- Zipper pencil case -- Fabric bin -- Ruffle half apron -- Rollup pencil case -- Bookmark -- Beanbag -- Bunny plush keychain.
This collection of how-to projects will take a crafty kid's imagination to the next level. Building on a base interest of sewing this book will show kids the basics and beyond!

Railway Jack : the true story of an amazing baboon

February 26, 2020
Johnston, KT, author.
North Mankato : Capstone Editions, a Capstone imprint, 2020.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 29 cm
"Jim was a South African railway inspector in the late 1800s who lost his legs in an accident while at work. Unable to perform all his tasks with his disability but desperate to keep his job, Jim discovered a brilliant solution, a baboon named Jack. Jim trained Jack to help him both at home and at the depot. But when the railway authorities and the public discovered a monkey on the job, Jack and Jim had to work together to convince everyone that they made a great team. This inspiring true story celebrates the history of service animals and a devoted friendship"-- Provided by publisher.

Pro-life kids!

February 26, 2020
Bomberger, Bethany, author.
[Ashburn, Virginia] : Bara Publishing, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm

E is for election day

February 26, 2020
Gavris, Gloria M. (Gloria Mastrocola), author.
Boston, USA : Checkers Book Press, [2015]
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
A fun and engaging A-to-Z tour of the American electoral process for children, introducing relevant and contemporary aspects of the election season.

Tesla Model S

February 26, 2020
Rea, Amy C., author.
©2020
32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Taking the Tesla Model S for a ride -- History of the Model S -- What makes the Model S special -- A car from the future.
"Supercars zoom around tracks and highways, dazzling drivers with the latest technology. Some can even drive themselves! The Ultimate Supercars series looks at some of the most iconic sports cars, their history, and how they stand out among the rest"--Back cover.

Fortnite

February 26, 2020
Huddleston, Emma, author.
©2020
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
World's largest Battle Royale game -- History of Fortnite -- More than a game -- Fortnite around the world.
Introduces readers to Fortnite, covering its history and worldwide impact. The book features engaging infographics, informative sidebars, vivid photos, and a glossary.

Exploring Hogwarts : an illustrated guide

February 25, 2020
Revenson, Jody, author.
San Rafael, CA : Insight Editions, [2019]
47 pages : color illustrations ; 36 cm
Includes fold-out pages.
Hogwarts, a movie map -- Hogwarts castle, part 1 -- Hogwarts castle, part 2 -- Moving staircases and talking portraits --Gryffindor common room and boys' dormitory --Library -- The great hall -- Search for the sorcerer's stone -- Room of requirement -- Hogwarts classrooms --Defense against the dark arts classrooms -- Professor's offices -- Headmaster's office -- Hogwarts grounds and the Black Lake -- Hagrid's hut and paddock -- The forbidden forest --Triwizard tournament: first and third tasks -- Triwizard tournament: second task -- Chamber of secrets -- Quidditch pitch -- Hogsmeade.
"Explore the iconic locations of Hogwarts as seen in the Harry Potter films with this large-scale interactive book. Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts pairs striking full-color illustrations of Hogwarts with interactive elements that reveal key movie scenes, concept art, and behind-the-scenes info on the most memorable locations within Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Go behind-the-scenes with iconic landmarks like the Forbidden Forest, the Great Hall, and Quidditch Pitch, and discover secret rooms and mysteries hidden beyond the school's surface."--Provided by publisher.

Little cloud : the science of a hurricane

February 25, 2020
Wagstaffe, Johanna, author.
©2020
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"This STEM-based picture book follows the origin of a hurricane, from a little cloud to a life-threatening storm."-- Provided by publisher.

The mess that we made

February 25, 2020
Lord, Michelle, author.
©2020
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Join four children in a little boat as they discover the magnitude of The Mess That We Made. This cumulative tale portrays the terrible impact of trash on the ocean and marine life, inspiring us to make changes to save our seas. Includes a back section with facts about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, ocean pollution, and Calls to Action for kids and grown-ups to share.--Provided by publisher.

Under the Milky Way

February 25, 2020
Lessac, Frané, author, illustrator.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Follow as life unfolds in the United States and Canada under the Milky Way.

First dinosaur picture atlas

February 25, 2020
Burnie, David, author.
London : Kingfisher, 2019.
48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm
Includes index.
"Incluces a T-Rex bookmark."--Cover.
Colorful maps and habitat scenes provide a close-up view of various dinosaurs in their natural surroundings.

Descendants. Dizzy's new fortune

February 24, 2020
Muell, Jason, author.
Los Angeles, CA : TokyoPop, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Based on the Disney Channel original movie series.
"Dizzy, the daughter of one of Cinderella's evil stepsisters, is invited to join the other Villain Kids at Auradon Prep."--Provided by publisher.

The perfect horse : the daring rescue of horses kidnapped during World War II

February 24, 2020
Letts, Elizabeth, author.
New York : Yearling, 2020.
xvii, 253 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
"This work is based on The perfect horse: the daring U.S. mission to rescue the priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis, copyright ©2016 by Elizabeth Letts, published in hardcover by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York in 2016"--Title page verso.
"Adapted for young readers"--Cover.
Part One. The Europeans. An unlikely Olympian ; The master of all horses ; The Polish prince ; Rau's dominion ; The Spanish Riding School of Vienna ; The hidden stud farm ; Podhajsky's choice ; Horses in peril ; The escape -- Part Two. The Americans. Machine versus horse ; A horseless commander ; America's fightin'est General ; Two hands and a Purple Heart -- Part Three. The mission. Armies closing in ; The photographs ; The plan ; Dressed up as a plenipotentiary ; Change of heart ; Lessing takes charge ; The tanks are coming ; The fallen ; The Americans ; The generals ; The craziest caravan in the world ; The Lipizzaner farewell -- Part Four. Homecoming. The super horses are ours ; Departure! ; The riderless horse ; The victory parade ; Finding a home ; The war orphans ; The auction ; The widow's rose ; The birthday party ; A mighty good American ; The veterans ; The Spanish Riding School today -- Epilogue. What became of them? Europeans -- The Americans -- The mission -- Homecoming.
"When a small troop of American soldiers capture a German spy during World War II, they uncover an unexpected secret: Hitler has kidnapped the world's finest purebred horses and hidden them in a secret Czech breeding farm. But starving Russian troops are drawn closer, and the horses face the danger of being slaughtered for food. There is little time to spare, and Colonel Hank Reed and his soldiers must cross enemy lines to heroically save some of the world's most treasured animals. In this thrilling young readers' edition of her New York Times bestselling book, Elizabeth Letts highlights bravery in the face of incredible odds. This tale will shed light on a little-known piece of our past and speak to history fans and animal lovers of every age."--Back cover.

Bug boys

February 24, 2020
Knetzger, Laura, 1990- author, illustrator.
New York : RH Graphic, 2020.
259 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Originally published in the United States in black and white and in different form by Czap Books, Providence, Rhode Island, in 2015."
Follows two bug friends, Stag-B and Rhino-B, as they explore their world and share adventures.

Backhoes

February 24, 2020
Kingston, Seth, author.
New York : PowerKids Press, 2020.
24 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes glossary and index.
Diggers everywhere! -- Backhoe or backhoe loader? -- Backhoe parts -- Backhoe history -- Before backhoes -- Backhoe jobs -- On the jobsite -- Using a backhoe -- Not a backhoe loader -- Important machines.
"Digging machines fascinate many young children. Backhoes are extra-large machines that draw earth backward instead of lifting it forward like shovels or other digging machines do. They can be found at many work sites, building roads and digging the foundations for people's homes and other buildings, even skyscrapers. This book explores the different types of backhoes and how they've helped people do jobs for many years. Full-color photographs of backhoes and workers in action help readers understand just how these extra-large machines get the job done"-- Provided by publisher.

Bulldozers

February 24, 2020
Kingston, Seth, author.
New York, NY : PowerKids Press, 2020.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes glossary and index.
Big machines! -- What do bulldozers do? -- Parts of a bulldozer -- Why tracks? -- Types of blades -- S-U blades -- Blade movements -- The ripper -- Biggest bulldozer -- Dozers at work.
Huge machines are all around us! Bulldozers are large, powerful machines that can push large amounts of materials with their blade. They are found at many job sites, including mines and road-construction sites. This book explores the different parts of a bulldozer, including its tracks and blade, and how these extra-large machines are put to use. Full-color photographs of these massive machines and age-appropriate text will enrapture readers.

California Gold Rush

February 24, 2020
Wilkins, Veronica B., 1994- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Jump!, Inc., [2020]
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Finding gold -- Hunting for riches -- The gold rush ends -- At a glance.
"In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the causes, main events, key players, and lasting impacts of the California gold rush. Interesting photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about this important period in American history." --Provided by publisher.

Cherry pickers

February 24, 2020
Kingston, Seth, author.
©2020
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Cherry pickers aren't actually meant for picking cherries. These machines are aerial work platforms that help people reach high places. Cherry pickers usually can't lift very heavy loads. However, they may have other features to help people do certain jobs. These extra-large machines take the place of scaffolding, which takes a long time to set up and take down and can be dangerous. Readers will learn about the different parts of a cherry picker, what jobs cherry pickers are used for, and fun facts about cherry pickers. Full-color photographs help readers give context to the text." -- (Source of summary not specified)

Civil rights movement

February 24, 2020
Wilkins, Veronica B., 1994- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Jump!, Inc., [2020]
24 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Little Rock Nine -- Many protests -- Law change.
"In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the causes, main events, key players, and lasting impacts of the civil rights movement. Interesting photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about this important period in American history."-- Provided by publisher.

Dump trucks

February 24, 2020
Morrison, Marie, author.
New York : PowerKids Press, [2020]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Useful machines -- Why so big? -- Parts of a dump truck -- Dumping differences -- What and where -- The biggest truck -- Extra-large toys -- Make it possible.
"What's enormous, often brightly colored, and capable of carrying a lot of dirt? Dump trucks! These extra-large machines help people move dirt, sand, or other materials to or from construction sites. This book will highlight types of dump trucks and the many important jobs they help us do. Detailed but manageable text will help young readers connect STEM principles to these massive machines, and photographs will draw them into the subject matter with real-life examples"-- Provided by publisher.

Dust Bowl

February 24, 2020
Wilkins, Veronica B., 1994- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Jump!, Inc., [2020]
24 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm.
Blowing dust -- Farmers on the move -- Ending the dust storms -- At a glance -- Glossary.
"In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the causes, main events, key players, and lasting impacts of the dust bowl. Interesting photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about this important period in American history."-- Provided by publisher.

Explore Africa

February 24, 2020
Wilkins, Veronica B., 1994- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Jump!, [2020]
24 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Pogo Books"
A large plateau -- A tropical continent -- Life in Africa.
"In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the unique and defining characteristics of Africa. Young readers will learn more about this continent's landscape, biomes, climate, wildlife, culture, and more. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, maps help readers locate the continent, and an At a Glance summary provides quick facts for easy reference"-- Provided by publisher.

Explore Antarctica

February 24, 2020
Wilkins, Veronica B., 1994- author.
Minneapolis : Jump!, Inc., [2020]
24 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Icy Land -- Polar Plants and Animals -- People in Antarctica.
"In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the unique and defining characteristics of Antarctica. Young readers will learn about this continent's landscape, biomes, climate, wildlife, culture, and more. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, maps help readers locate the continent, and an At a Glance summary provides quick facts for easy reference"-- Provided by publisher.

Explore Asia

February 24, 2020
Wilkins, Veronica B., 1994- author.
Minneapolis : Jump!, Inc., 2020.
24 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Asian Landforms -- Many Climates -- Life in Asia.
"In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the unique and defining characteristics of Asia. Young readers will learn about this continent's landscape, biomes, climate, wildlife, culture, and more. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, maps help readers locate the continent, and an At a Glance summary provides quick facts for easy reference"-- Provided by publisher.

Explore Australia

February 24, 2020
Wilkins, Veronica B., 1994- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Jump!, [2020]
24 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Australian landscape -- Animals of the Outback -- Life in Australia.
"In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the unique and defining characteristics of Australia. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about this continent's landscape, biomes, climate, wildlife, culture, and more. Strong STEM connections promote multi-subject learning. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, maps help readers locate the continent, and an At a Glance summary provides quick facts for easy reference. Explore Australia also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index." -- Provided by publisher.

Explore Europe

February 24, 2020
Wilkins, Veronica B., 1994- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Jump!, [2020]
24 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Pogo Books are published by Jump!"
A long coast -- Wildlife and climates -- Life in Europe.
"In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the unique and defining characteristics of Europe. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about this continent's landscape, biomes, climate, wildlife, culture, and more. Strong STEM connections promote multi-subject learning. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, maps help readers locate the continent, and an At a Glance summary provides quick facts for easy reference. Explore Europe also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index"-- Provided by publisher.

Explore North America

February 24, 2020
Wilkins, Veronica B., 1994- author.
Minneapolis : Jump!, Inc., 2020.
24 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Mountains and Plains -- Animals and climate -- Life in North America.
"In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the unique and defining characteristics of North America. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about this continent's landscape, biomes, climate, wildlife, culture, and more. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, maps help readers locate the continent, and an At a Glance summary provides quick facts for easy reference. Explore North America also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index"-- Provided by publisher.

Explore South America

February 24, 2020
Wilkins, Veronica B., 1994- author.
Minneapolis : Jump!, Inc., 2020.
24 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
The Andes and the Amazon -- Wildlife and climate -- Life in South America.
"In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the unique and defining characteristics of South America. Young readers will learn about this continent's landscape, biomes, climate, wildlife, culture, and more. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, maps help readers locate the continent, and an At a Glance summary provides quick facts for easy reference"-- Provided by publisher.

Fire trucks

February 24, 2020
Keppeler, Jim, author.
New York : PowerKids Press, 2020.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes glossary and index.
To the fire! -- Extra-long ladders -- Tanker trucks -- Pumping water -- Coming to the rescue -- Tons of tools -- Special fire trucks -- Saving the day.
"There's just something exciting about seeing a brightly colored fire truck as it roars by, lights flashing and siren wailing. Many children are fascinated by these huge machines that help keep people safe and protect their homes and other buildings. In this book, students will learn about different kinds of fire trucks, from immense ladder trucks to the big pumpers that help move water to fight fires. Full-color photographs of fire trucks and firefighters will help catch interest, and manageable text and interesting facts will pull in even reluctant readers." -- Provided by publisher.

Garbage trucks

February 24, 2020
Morrison, Marie, author.
New York : PowerKids Press, [2020]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Cleaning up -- Garbage history -- The Dempster dumpster -- Compact it! -- Front and back -- How huge? -- Follow the trash -- To the landfill! -- Be safe! -- Help out.
"Garbage trucks crush, collect, and carry waste and, without them, life could get very messy indeed! In this book, young readers will learn more about the huge trucks they probably see every week but may not know much about. Intriguing facts about these extra-large trucks will draw students in, as will full-color photographs of different kinds of garbage trucks at work. Meanwhile, information about the real-world issues the trucks help us deal with aids readers in considering these machines' importance in their lives"-- Provided by publisher.

Great Depression

February 24, 2020
Wilkins, Veronica B., 1994- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Jump!, Inc., [2020]
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
The stock market crashes -- A poor nation -- War ends the Depression -- At a glance -- Glossary.
"In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the causes, main events, key players, and lasting impacts of the Great Depression. Interesting photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about this important period in American history." -- Provided by publisher.

Industrial revolution

February 24, 2020
Wilkins, Veronica B., 1994- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Jump!, Inc., [2020]
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Farm life -- Inventions change America -- Changes to American life -- At a glance -- Glossary -- Index -- To learn more.

The story behind April Fools' Day

February 24, 2020
Shofner, Melissa Raé, author.
©2020.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes webography.
Includes index.
Mystery history -- Old origins -- Watch your back!-- Happy Hilaria -- Other fun festivals -- Feast of Fools -- Foolish fun -- Glossary -- Index -- Websites.
"April fools! Whether you're the trickster or the tricked, the first day of April each year is filled with fun pranks and practical jokes. April Fools' Day has been celebrated for hundreds of years, but believe it or not, nobody is really sure how and when it started. Using accessible language, this book explores the stories behind the history of this joke-filled holiday. Readers will love learning about how April Fools' Day has been celebrated in the past and the creative ways people celebrate today. It's never too early to learn about this fun holiday and start planning next year's big prank." --From the publisher.

The story behind Cinco de Mayo

February 24, 2020
Reader, Jack, author.
©2020
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
The fifth of May -- Making deals -- The battle of Puebla -- Keeping history alive -- Celebrating in Mexico -- The United States -- Holiday mix-up -- Time to celebrate.
"Despite what many people believe, Cinco de Mayo isn't the day Mexico celebrates its independence. The holiday, celebrated on May 5 each year, actually commemorates the date Mexican troops defeated the French more than 150 years ago. In this book, readers will find more information about the history of Cinco de Mayo, including where and how it's celebrated around the world. Interestingly, it's a much bigger deal in the United States than in other countries, even Mexico! Colorful images bring the celebration to life on each page, drawing readers into the fascinating history of this Mexican holiday"-- Provided by publisher.

The story behind Day of the Dead

February 24, 2020
Shofner, Melissa Raé, author.
New York : PowerKids Press, 2020.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
A happy holiday -- Honoring the dead -- Two days of celebration -- Leaving offerings -- Food and drinks -- Life of the party -- Celebrating today.
The Day of the Dead is a holiday with an incredible history. The celebrations that became this holiday started more than 3,000 years ago. Today, the Day of the Dead is an important celebration for people throughout Latin America, especially in Mexico. Children will love reading about the many traditions of the holiday and learning how Day of the Dead celebrations have changed over time. Vivid images on each spread encourage young readers to make connections with the text. Learning about how deceased loved ones are remembered on this special day will help readers appreciate other cultures as well as their own. It will also help them view the topic of death in a whole new light. --Amazon

The story behind Groundhog Day

February 24, 2020
Reader, Jack, author.
©2020.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes webography.
Includes index.
Winter or Spring? -- Hiding until Spring -- An important day -- Candlemas -- Turning to animals -- The first celebration -- The holiday today -- Trusting the groundhog -- Glossary -- Index -- Websites.
Six more weeks of winter! That's what people shout each year on February 2nd if the famous groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, sees his shadow. An animal might seem like a strange and unreliable way to predict the weather, but people have been consulting critters on this for hundreds of years. With age-appropriate text, this book explores the history of Groundhog Day from its origins as a pagan celebration to today. Full-color images provide an up-close look at these furry little weather predictors. Readers might hope for a sunny start to February and an early start to spring, but what will the groundhog say?

The story behind Halloween

February 24, 2020
Shofner, Melissa Raé, author.
New York : PowerKids Press, [2020]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes webography.
Includes index.
Trick or treat! -- A spooky start -- More to the mix -- All Saints' Day -- Coming to America -- Costumes and candy -- Happy Halloween! -- Glossary -- Index -- Websites.
"Trick or treat! Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays. Dressing up in creative costumes and going door-to-door for candy with friends is something most children look forward to all year. It can also be a pretty spooky holiday, full of skeletons, monsters, and more. This book looks at how Halloween has changed over thousands of years, from the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain to modern-day trick-or-treating. Age-appropriate text and colorful, spooky images will have even reluctant readers turning the page. Everyone will love this haunting look at the history of Halloween." - Publisher.

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