New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

November 20, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Tiny Bible tales

November 19, 2019
Bauers, W. C., author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
The stories in this book were originally published individually as board books in 2018 by Grosset & Dunlap. The Library of Congress has cataloged the board book editions under the following Control Numbers: Daniel in the Lions' Den: 2018285811, David and the Lost Lamb: 2018286323, Jonah and the Whale, 2018286326, Miriam and Pharaoh's Daughter, 2018288157.
"Four little stories of the bible's greatest heroes"--Back cover.
Explore the Bible through the eyes of four of its bravest heroes! Join David, Jonah, Miriam, and Daniel on their adventures. With gentle rhyming text and simple, beautiful art, this book is the perfect addition to a child's first library.

Mama Mable's all-gal big band jazz extravaganza!

November 19, 2019
Sieg, Annie, author, illustrator.
New York : Make Me a World, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Creative nonfiction story about Mama Mable's racially integrated, all-female band travels the country during World War II, bringing joy and healing to the home front. Includes author's note.

Mighty Moe : the true story of a thirteen-year-old women's running revolutionary

November 19, 2019
Swaby, Rachel, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2019.
xii, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
"The untold true story of runner Maureen Wilton, whose world record-breaking marathon time at age thirteen was met first with misogyny and controversy, but ultimately with triumph"-- Provided by publisher.

A song for China : how my father wrote Yellow River cantata

November 19, 2019
Zhang, Ange, author, illustrator.
79 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 29 cm
"This is the fascinating story of how a young Chinese author, Guang Weiran, a passionate militant from the age of twelve, fought, using art, theater, poetry and song, especially the famous Yellow River Cantata--the anthem of Chinese national spirit--to create a socially just China. Set during the period of the struggle against the Japanese and the war against the Kuomintang in the 1920s and '30s, this book, written and illustrated by Guang Weiran's award-winning artist son, Ange Zhang, illuminates a key period in China's history. The passion and commitment of the artists who were born under the repressive weight of the Japanese occupation, the remnants of the decaying imperial order and the times of colonial humiliation are inspiring. Zhang's words and wood-block style of art tell us the story of his father's extraordinary youth and very early rise to prominence due to his great talent with words. We see and hear the intensity of what it meant to be alive at such a significant moment in the history of China, a country that understands itself as the heir to one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known. The humiliations and social injustice the Chinese people had endured in the colonial period were no longer bearable. And yet there were major factional differences between those who wanted to create a modern China. Ange's words and art paint the picture for us through his father's story, accompanied by sidebars that explain the historical context. The book ends in a burst of glorious color and song, with the words of the Yellow River Cantata in Mandarin, as well as newly translated into English. This great song turns eighty years old in 2019, and will be sung and performed by huge orchestras and choirs around the world, as the Chinese diaspora has embraced the cantata as its own."-- Provided by publisher.

What Linnaeus saw : a scientist's quest to name every living thing

November 19, 2019
Beil, Karen Magnuson, author.
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Not one pumpkin -- Every growing thing -- Into the arctic! -- Dragon with seven heads -- Can bananas grow in holland? -- Nature's blueprint -- Last name, first name -- Most controversial plant -- Human vs. animal -- Student explorers -- The professor.
The globetrotting naturalists of the eighteenth century were the geeks of their day: innovators and explorers who lived at the intersection of science and commerce. Foremost among them was Carl Linnaeus, a radical thinker who revolutionized biology.

Zo zo zombie

November 18, 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 -- v. 3. Watch out--Zombie Boy's back! -- v. 4. Zombie Boy'z in the house -- v. 5. Zombies are "gravely" misunderstood!

Muslim girls rise : inspirational champions of our time

November 18, 2019
Mir, Saira, author.
New York : Salaam Reads, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
This picture book introduces readers to nineteen powerhouse Muslim women who rose up and made their voices heard. Long ago, Muslim women rode into battle to defend their dreams. They opened the doors to the world's oldest library. They ruled, started movements, and spread knowledge. Today, Muslim women continue to make history. Once upon a time, they were children with dreams, just like you. Discover the true stories of nineteen unstoppable Muslim women of the twenty-first century who have risen above challenges, doubts, and sometimes outright hostility to blaze trails in a wide range of fields. Whether it was the culinary arts, fashion, sports, government, science, entertainment, education, or activism, these women never took "no" for an answer, or allowed themselves to be silenced. Instead, they worked to rise above and not only achieve their dreams, but become influential leaders.

The presidents : portraits of history

November 18, 2019
Tinari, Leah, author, illustrator.
New York : Aladdin, 2019.
approximately 100 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Fine artist Leah Tinari, turns her formidable and singular talents to the presidents of the United States. Each engaging portrait?and the accompanying facts?paint a powerful and playful picture of the presidents, introduce readers to the personable side of these leaders and make them more relatable, approachable, human, and even fun! Before these forty-four men (over forty-five presidencies; Grover Cleveland served as the twenty-second and twenty-fourth president) were elected to the highest office in the land, they experienced rich and varied lives: they had childhoods and mothers and fathers and favorite foods. They were brothers and sons and had hobbies and pets. Did you know that James Buchanan (number fifteen) had one brown eye and one green eye? Or that William Henry Harrison (number nine) was the only president who studied to be a medical doctor? Or that Teddy Roosevelt (number twenty-six) could walk on stilts and George W. Bush (number forty-three) paints portraits? Meet the wrestlers, revolutionaries, writers, and radio stars as Tinari brings bold color to our presidents and our remarkable US story.

Roblox master gamer's guide.

November 18, 2019
London : Carlton Books Limited, 2018.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
a newbie's quick guide -- Your awesome avatar -- A world of choice -- Stay in control -- Robux and badges -- Sharing, social, and safety -- Rockin' Roblox games -- Jailbreak -- Work at a pizza place -- Mining simulator -- Scuba diving at Quill Lake -- Hide and seek extreme -- Vehicle simulator -- Meepcity -- Zombie attack -- Natural disaster survival -- Best of the rest -- 8 epic reasons to begin building -- Get to know Roblox Studio -- Game on! -- Your world -- Tips and tricks -- Popular power! -- Roblox brain busters! -- My Roblox records!
"There is a world of content to explore in Roblox, and Carlton's brand-new Master Gamer's Guide has everything you need to find, beat and even create the best games. This book contains info on the hottest Roblox games like Jailbreak and Hide and Seek Extreme, plus top tips to get you to the top of the leader boards, earn Robux, and impress your mates. There's even an easy to follow guide to start making your own games, plus crucial info on how to stay safe and have fun when you're playing online."-- (Source of summary not specified)

The black mage

November 18, 2019
Barnes, Daniel (Daniel Howard), author.
159 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"When St. Ivory Academy, a historically white wizarding school, opens its doors to its first-ever black student, everyone believes that the wizarding community is finally taking its first crucial steps toward inclusivity. Or is it? When Tom Token, the beneficiary of the school's 'Magical Minority Initiative', begins uncovering weird clues and receiving creepy texts on his phone, he and his friend, Lindsay, stumble into a conspiracy that dates all the way back to the American Civil War, and could cost Tom his very soul."--Provided by publisher.

Darwin's tree of life

November 18, 2019
Bright, Michael, author.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Includes index.
"Originally published in the UK by Wayland, an imprint of Hachette Children's Group; Part of Hodder and Stoughton."
The tree of life -- The dawn of life -- Early land plants -- Seed producers -- Rise of the animals -- Flats, tubes and the indestructibles -- Armored animals -- Lots of legs -- Animals with shells -- Spines and feet -- First animals with backbones -- On to the land -- Age of reptiles -- Living dinosaurs -- Egg-layers and pouches -- Big babies -- Bug hunters -- Running on tiptoes -- Meat eaters -- Mammals that gnaw -- Skillful mammals.
"An illustrated exploration of the evolution of Earth's plants and animals."-- Provided by publisher.

Ice breaker : how Mabel Fairbanks changed figure skating

November 18, 2019
Viña, Rose, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"In the 1930's, only white figure skaters were allowed in public ice rinks and to compete for gold medals, but Mabel Fairbanks wouldn't let that stop her. With skates two sizes too big and a heart full of dreams, Mabel beat the odds and broke down color barriers through sheer determination and athletic skill. After skating in ice shows across the nation and helping coach and develop the talents of several Olympic champions, Mabel became the first African-American woman to be inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame"-- Provided by publisher.

It started with a big bang : the origin of Earth, you and everything else

November 18, 2019
Bal, Floor, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
Translation of: Het hele soepzootje.
"This humorous informational picture book about the history of the universe answers some of the biggest questions humans have ever asked - like how the universe began and where we came from. Young readers will learn all about the Big Bang theory, how our solar system and planet were formed, how life began in the oceans and moved to land, what happened to the dinosaurs and how humans evolved from apes to explore, build communities all over the world...and eventually even travel to space."-- Provided by publisher.

Snow leopard : ghost of the mountain

November 18, 2019
Anderson, Justin, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.
26 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"The people who live among the high peaks of the Himalayas tell stories of a mysterious animal called the gray ghost. To see one, you'd have to be very lucky indeed. Join a zoologist in the Himalayan mountains as he searches for the elusive creature. With her pale gold and silver-gray coat painted with black rosettes, she blends so well into the boulders, it's no wonder she's thought of as a ghost of the mountains. But the fortunate few who spot her are rewarded with a sight they will never forget. Written by an expert with firsthand experience, beautifully illustrated, and interwoven with fascinating facts, this vicarious look at a breathtaking animal includes an end note suggesting resources to explore."--Amazon.

Myths and legends of the world

November 18, 2019
Brydon, Alli, author.
Carlton, Victoria ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet, 2019.
191 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Introduction -- AFRICA: The creation of the world -- The tale of the ghosts and the flutes -- The story of the bat and sun -- Anansi and the box of stories -- EUROPE: The Selkies -- The fisherman and his wife -- Athena, Arachne, and the dueling looms -- ASIA: Ganesh -- Pangu and Nuwa -- Nyai Loro Kidul, queen of the sea -- OCEANIA: The legend of Māui -- Uluru -- The rainbow serpent -- THE AMERICAS: Coyote steals fire for the people -- The white buffalo calf woman -- The legend of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl -- The hero twins visit the Underworld -- The Mapinguary -- El Alicanto -- THE ARCTIC: Sedna, the mother of the sea -- Neikija and the Northern Lights.
Retells twenty-one myths and legends from around the world, including tales featuring gods and goddesses, talking fish, and clever spiders.

Plastic sucks! : how you can reduce single-use plastic and save our planet

November 18, 2019
Poynter, Dougie, 1987- author.
183 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
History of plastic: It's not all bad -- What's the problem? -- Let's do something about it! -- The culprit line-up -- Smells like entrepreneurial spirit -- Be like the bees.
This awesome and inspiring guide will show you how to get involved in the mission to cut out single-use plastic.

We love Mario

November 15, 2019
Hamblin, Jon, author.
London : Carlton Books, 2019.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

Beauty and the dreaded sea beast : a graphic novel

November 15, 2019
Simonson, Louise, author.
33 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
"When Beauty's father is swept overboard from their ship, The Rose, just as they are being attacked by a sorcerer-pirate and his crew of living skeletons, Beauty jumps in to save him, and is immediately scooped up by a surprisingly friendly Kraken; she offers to remain with him if he finds and saves her father, but as she explores the pirate's island she finds a treasure and a book of spells--which may hold the key to turning the Kraken back into a prince (or at least a human)."--Provided by publisher.

Cassandra, animal psychic. #1, Cassandra steps out

November 15, 2019
Bottier, Isabelle, author.
56 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Translated from the French.
Originally published in France as Cassandra prend son envol.
"Cassandra has a gift. Animals can show her what they're thinking. And after keeping her talent a secret, Cassandra sets out to help pets and their people. The trouble is, other parts of Cassandra's life are changing too. Her mom has a boyfriend she really likes, but his daughter can't stand Cassandra. And Cassandra's best friend is about to leave town. Not even her trusty dog Miss Dolly can make things feel okay. When Cassandra gets on the trail of a lost cat, will she be able to help its owners? Or will her first case be a flop?"--Provided by publisher.

Ada and the number-crunching machine

November 15, 2019
Tucker, Zoë, author.
New York : NorthSouth Books, Inc., 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
First published in Switzerland under the title Ada Lovelace und die Zahlen-Knack-Maschine.
"She invents crazy contraptions, solves big sums, and reads all the books in the library. Although she may look like an ordinary little girl, Ada Lovelace is about to change the world. Zoë Tucker and Rachel Katstaller tell the amazing true story of a little girl who didn't go to school, but grew up to create the world's first computer program."--Provided by publisher.

Blue planet

November 15, 2019
Butterfield, Moira, 1960- author.
Wilton, CT : 360 Degrees, an imprint of Tiger Tales, 2019.
32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm
Includes index.
"Life in our oceans and rivers"--Cover.
"Every creature in the ocean-- from the tiny snail to the enormous blue whale-- depends on water for survival. This engaging book introduces children to the animals that live in the world́⁰₉s oceans, rivers, lakes, and ponds. It also presents fascinating facts about the water cycle, different modes of transportation in water, and how water is prepared for drinking"--Provided by publisher.

Counting the stars

November 15, 2019
Cline-Ransome, Lesa, author.
New York, New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2019]
1 volume (unnumbered pages) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"The story of Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician." -- cover.
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
"The story of Katherine Johnson, an African American mathematician whose work was critical to the first US space flight"-- Provided by publisher.

Everything awesome about dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts!

November 15, 2019
Lowery, Mike, author, illustrator.
123 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
What is a dinosaur?! -- A brief history of Earth! -- The Precambrian era -- Early signs of life -- The Paleozoic era -- The Permian period -- The great Permian extinction! -- The Mesozoic era -- The Triassic period -- The Jurassic period -- The Cretaceous period -- Meet the dinos! -- Dino dinner -- Dinosaur traits -- Giant dinos! -- The dino awards -- Tyrannosaurus rex! -- Where did they go? -- Extinction -- A few kinda weird dino extinction theories -- Hunting for bones -- Paleontologists -- More prehistoric beasts! -- Let's draw dinosaurs! -- Dino field guide -- Prehistoric timeline -- Dino jokes -- Resources.
"Discover all there is to know about dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts!" --Back cover.

High-five to the hero

November 15, 2019
Murrow, Vita, author.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"15 favorite fairytales retold with boy power"--Cover.
King Arthur -- Tom Thumb -- Hercules -- Sinbad -- The emperor's new clothes -- Pinocchio -- Rumpelstiltskin -- Jack and the beanstalk -- Quasimodo -- The snow man -- Prince Charming -- King Midas -- The pied piper -- The elves and the shoemaker -- Anansi.
Retells fifteen fairy tales that celebrate heroes for the power of their hearts instead of their swords, including King Arthur, who rules by listening to others, and Prince Charming, who wishes people would stop typecasting him.

Kitten Lady's big book of little kittens

November 15, 2019
Shaw, Hannah René, 1987- author.
New York : Aladdin, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Did you know kittens are born with their eyes closed and their ears folded, or that baby kittens eat six to twelve meals a day? Learn these facts and more in this adorable book about saving the tiniest kittens!

The revenge of the black cat : Swiss myths

November 15, 2019
Alves, Katja, 1961- author.
133 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
The goblin stone -- The ghost in the farmer's hut -- The devil's bridge -- Kaiser Karl and the snake -- The golden ninepins -- The devil and the crows -- The toad spirit -- The curse of the blüemlisalp -- The light of the fireflies -- The wicked stepmother in the Änziloch -- Donat in the fairy grotto -- The woodcutter's good soul -- The spalentier -- The devil and the billy goat -- The goblin who wanted to get married -- The love potion -- The ghost ship of Lake Geneva -- The kindhearted dwarfs -- The missing child -- La vouivre, the one-eyed dragon -- The revenge of the black cat -- Vreneli's garden -- Twelve cows on Lake Origlio.
Offers twenty-three traditional tales from different regions of Switzerland, featuring ghosts, dwarfs, goblins, demons, devils, and dragons.

Sweet dreams, Sarah

November 14, 2019
Kirkfield, Vivian, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Sarah E. Goode was one of the first African-American women to get a US patent. Working in her furniture store, she recognized a need for a multi-use bed and through hard work, ingenuity, and determination, invented her unique cupboard bed. She built more than a piece of furniture. She built a life far away from slavery, a life where her sweet dreams could come true."--Provided by publisher.

Get coding 2!

November 14, 2019
Whitney, David, 1984- author.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Learn how to code interactive games"--Cover.
About this book -- Introduction -- How to use this book -- Key code skills -- Mission 1: Noughts and crosses -- Mission 2: Snake -- Mission 3: Table tennis -- Mission 4: Endless runner -- Mission 5: Side-scrolling platformer -- What next?
Provides step-by-step instructions to build five interactive computer games, create graphics, and code simple artificial intelligence.

Minecraft STEM challenge. Build a city

November 14, 2019
Rooney, Anne, author.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"Independent and unofficial."
"A step-by-step guide to creating your own city, packed with amazing STEM facts to inspire you!" -- Cover.
"Build a bustling Minecraft metropolis and get to grips with STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering and maths) as you play! Using core STEM principles, this book will take you step-by-step through the process of designing and constructing your own mega Minecraft city--from calculating area when building your foundations and understanding the different properties of the materials available to you, to learning about lighting and the use of symmetry in architecture."--Provided by publisher.

Monument maker : Daniel Chester French and the Lincoln Memorial

November 14, 2019
Sweeney, Linda Booth, 1963- author.
63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 29 cm
This is the story of how a farmboy became America's foremost sculptor. After failing at academics, Dan was working the family farm when he idly carved a turnip into a frog and discovered what he was meant to do. Sweeney's swift prose and Fields's evocative illustrations capture the single-minded determination with which Dan taught himself to sculpt and launched his career with the famous Minuteman Statue in his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts. This is also the story of the Lincoln Memorial, French's culminating masterpiece. Thanks to this lovingly created tribute to the towering leader of Dan's youth, Abraham Lincoln lives on as the man of marble, his craggy face and careworn gaze reminding millions of seekers what America can be. Dan's statue is no lifeless figure, but a powerful, vital touchstone of a nation's ideals. Now Dan French has his tribute too, in this exquisite biography that brings history to life for young readers.

The year of goodbyes : a true story of friendship, family, and farewells

November 14, 2019
Levy, Debbie, author.
143 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
The author's mother's 1938 autograph book filled with inscriptions from family and friends is the inspiration for a collection of narrative poems about life in Nazi Germany for a Jewish family trying to escape the horrors.

From a small seed : the story of Eliza Hamilton

November 14, 2019
Andros, Camille, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Christy Ottaviano Books."
The author presents a picture book biography of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, co-founder and director of the first private orphanage in New York City and wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton.

Fungus is among us!

November 14, 2019
Keller, Joy, author.
Seattle, WA : Innovation Press, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
You can run, but you can't hide. They're in the air you breathe. They're in the food you eat. They're on your body. Fungi are everywhere! But wait... do you need to be afraid? From fun facts about fairy circles to the delicious secret behind pizza, this book is the perfect read for young scientists. It even contains a Q & A section with a real-life mycologist!

History's mysteries : legend and lore : curious clues, cold cases, and puzzles from the past

November 13, 2019
Claybourne, Anna, author.
160 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Fables and folklore -- Mysterious monsters -- Underwater mysteries -- Stories in the stone -- Mysterious ruins -- Perilous and puzzling places -- Vanishing acts and astonishing appearances.
"Interesting and curious historical legends and their background, for children"-- Provided by publisher.

Lucky's guide to wintertime whimsy

November 13, 2019
Rose, Ellie (Children's writer), author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
94 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Based on the Netflix original series.
Lucky Prescott, her best friends Pru and Abigail, and their trusy horses celebrate all the things they love about winter in Miradero as they guide readers through pages filled with interactive quizzes, holiday recipes, easy-to-make winter crafts, and other seasonal games and activities. Includes facts about winter horse care.

What is the story of the Wizard of Oz?

November 13, 2019
Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie), author.
105 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"An official Who HQ book"--Cover.
Presents the history of the legendary film, from its creation as a novel by L. Frank Baum and the production of the film to the legacy the cultural phenomenon has inspired.

Ultimate weatherpedia : the most complete weather reference ever

November 13, 2019
Drimmer, Stephanie Warren, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2019]
272 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
The wonder of weather -- Watching the weather -- Stormy weather -- Windy weather -- Hot weather -- Cold weather -- Life in the tropical zone -- Life in the desert zones -- Life at the poles -- Life in the temperate zone -- Weather and climate change -- Wild weather -- Space weather.
From understanding how weather forms in Earth's atmosphere to surviving extreme heat waves and record-breaking cold temperatures, everything you want to know about weather is in Ultimate Weatherpedia.

The grizzly mother

November 13, 2019
Huson, Brett D., author.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"An engaging look at how the animals, people, and seasons within an ecosystem are intertwined. To the Gitxsan people of Northwestern British Columbia, the grizzly is an integral part of the natural landscape. Together, they share the land and forests that the Skeena River runs through, as well as the sockeye salmon within it. Follow mother bear as she teaches her cubs what they need to survive on their own. The Mothers of Xsan series uses striking illustration and lyrical language to bring the poetry of the Xsan ecosystem to life."-- Provided by publisher.

The astronaut with a song for the stars : the story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa

November 13, 2019
Mosca, Julia Finley, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Meet Dr. Ellen Ochoa, a determined space pioneer with a stellar symphony of talents. Growing up in a family of immigrants, Ellen dreamed of becoming a professional flutist, but all of that changed when she discovered engineering in college. Though she was told that field of study wasn't for girls, the bright young scientist refused to give up―ultimately becoming a NASA astronaut who shattered barriers and rocketed to success! The Astronaut With a Song for the Stars: The Story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa is the fourth book in a riveting educational series about the inspiring lives of amazing scientists. In addition to the illustrated rhyming tale, you'll find a complete biography, fun facts, a colorful timeline of events, and even a note from Dr. Ochoa herself!"--provided by publisher.

The book of wizard magic : in which the apprentice finds marvelous magic tricks, mystifying illusions & astonishing tales.

November 13, 2019
New York : Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2019.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Originally published:New York : Lark Books, c2003.
Includes index.

Evelyn the adventurous entomologist : the true story of a world-traveling bug hunter

November 13, 2019
Evans, Christine, author.
Seattle, WA : The Innovation Press, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Introduces readers to Evelyn Cheesman who forged her own path at a time when women rarely went to college, much less worked as veterinarians o r entomologists.

Private eye princess and the emerald pea : a graphic novel

November 13, 2019
Powell, Martin, 1959- author.
33 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Private Eye Princess King and her beagle, Pants, have come to Snells Manor to try and find Daisy Snells' missing emerald, called the "pea"; nobody has left the house since the gem went missing, but there are many secret places to search, and the inhabitants are an eccentric bunch--none more so than Miss Daisy herself.

Survivors of the holocaust : true stories of six extraordinary children

November 13, 2019
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Explore, 2019.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes webliography and index.
"Originally published in Great Britain by Franklin Watts, an imprint of Hachette Children's Group, part of the Watts Publishing Group"--Title page verso.
Heinz's story -- Trude's story -- Ruth's story -- Martin's story -- Suzanne's story -- Arek's story -- What happened next? -- Glossary -- Timeline -- Index and websites.
"In a time when people were ruthlessly persecuted and killed, some were able to make it through alive. Whether it was thanks to lucky twists of fate or the loving sacrifices of others, they lived to tell their stories, which serve as reminders to never allow such a tragedy to happen again. These are the unbelievable true stories of six children, in their own words, of how they survived one of the darkest times in human history"-- Provided by publisher.

Thumbelina, wrestling champ : a graphic novel

November 13, 2019
Rayo, Alberto, author.
33 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Tania, called "Thumbelina" because she is really tiny, has worked very hard to be a wrestling champion in the Junior Indie League, and now she and her friend Jorge, "Mouse," are being offered a chance at the pros, appearing in wrestling matches across the country--but her unscrupulous manager, Mr. Mole, wants her to adopt a flashy persona with elaborate moves, and somehow Tania must break free of the glitter and get back to the pure wrestling that she loves.

Ultimate Minecraft master builder

November 13, 2019
Stanley, Juliet, author.
320 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Become a master of Minecraft with this ultimate builder's guide! Follow the step-by-step instructions to create 30 incredible builds, from sky fortresses to aircraft carriers. The specially created builds are split into quick, intermediate and master level, and the guide is packed with facts, hints and tips about blocks, biomes, mobs and more. Get ready to stretch your imagination to the limit!

Something bad happened : a kid's guide to coping with events in the news

November 13, 2019
Huebner, Dawn, author.
78 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction for parents and caregivers -- Something happened -- Brains in high alert -- Calming your brain -- Gathering information -- Location, location, location -- Identifying helpers -- Understanding likelihood -- Dealing with feelings -- Self-care -- Healing the world.

Marvel action. Avengers. The ruby egress. Book 2

November 12, 2019
Manning, Matthew K., author.
San Diego, CA : IDW Publishing, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published as Marvel Action: Avengers issues #4-6.
"Thor, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange have gone missing! Forced to face fiendish foes without their teammates, can the rest of the Avengers find their friends before it's too late?"--Provided by publisher.

Plants vs. zombies. A little problem

November 12, 2019
Tobin, Paul, 1965- author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2019.
73 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Based on the video game Plants vs. Zombies.
"Dr. Zomboss creates an army of teeny zombies to try and sneak up on all the brains in Neighborville! To battle these miniscule menaces, the plants, Crazy Dave, Patrice, and Nate must shrink themselves to have any chance at defeating the zombies. But how will Neighborville's insects react to the invasion of their turf-of-the-tiny? And will this miniature zombie invasion mean the party for Crazy Dave's two-hundred-year-old pants gets cancelled?"--Provided by publisher.

Go, goats!

November 12, 2019
Einhorn, Kama, 1969- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Looks at what life is like at a farm sanctuary in upstate New York.

Gross as a snot otter discovering the world's most disgusting animals

November 12, 2019
Keating, Jess, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
"This is a Borzoi Book"--Colophon
"The latest installment in the World of Weird Animals series, featuring seventeen of the grossest animals on earth"-- Provided by publisher.

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