New Arrivals · Kids’ Picture & Easy Books

September 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The day I became a bird

September 27, 2016
Chabbert, Ingrid, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Translation of: El dia en que me converti en un pájaro.
"The day he starts school, a young boy falls in love for the very first time. Sylvia sits in front of him at school, and he's so in love with her, she's all he can see. But sadly, Sylvia doesn't see him. In fact, it seems the only thing Sylvia has eyes for is birds. ?There are birds on her pants and dresses. She wears bird barrettes in her hair. She draws birds on her notebooks and folders. And when she speaks, her voice sounds like birdsong.? So in a bold attempt to get Sylvia's attention, the boy decides to go to school dressed up as a bird. He endures the stares and giggles of his classmates, and a great deal of discomfort, but the boy doesn't care. Because when it comes to love, sometimes you have no choice but to follow your heart and spread your wings."--Amazon website.

Don't cross the line!

September 27, 2016
Martins, Isabel Minhós, author.
Wellington, New Zealand : Gecko Press, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Translation of: Di qi non si passa!
This slapstick postmodern tale is also a profound statement about dictatorship and peaceful revolution, from an award-winning author/illustrator team.

Polar bear romp!

September 27, 2016
Constamagna, Beatice, illustrator.
New York : Little Bee Books Inc., [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
"Teddy the polar bear feels lonely. No one wants to play with him...until he finds someone who needs his help! Kids will love this interactive board book with sliders that allows them to make the polar bear's mouth chomp on a tree branch ... or give a big smile!"--Back cover.

Gabby, wonder girl

September 26, 2016
Grant, Joyce, 1963- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm.
Gabby finds a mysterious photograph in her backyard, she teams up with her best friend, Super Roy, to figure out who the strange girl in the picture is.

Best reading buddies

September 26, 2016
O'Connor, Jane, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Pictures based on the art of Robin Preiss Glasser"--Cover.
Joining her new fifth-grade friend, Violet, for Monday reading sessions, Nancy is upset when a few Mondays go by and they are unable to see each other.

Fiona's little lie

September 26, 2016
Wells, Rosemary, author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
When Fiona forgets to bring the cupcakes to school for Felix's birthday, she begins to feel guilty after she tells a tale that gets three second graders in trouble.

King Baby

September 26, 2016
Beaton, Kate, 1983- author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) color illustrations ; 29 cm
Baby is King, and all his needs must be met by his subjects, otherwise know as his parents, but soon he will grow up, and who will rule them then?


September 26, 2016
Hall, Michael, 1954- author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Follows the story of a single tree through the changing of the seasons from fall to winter, as people, animals, and vehicles pass in front of the tree, celebrating holidays, playing in the leaves, and building nests. Includes blended words.

Itty Bitty Kitty : firehouse fun

September 26, 2016
Holub, Joan, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Ava and Itty Bitty Kitty take a trip to the firehouse, where Itty Bitty Kitty's penchant for trouble could make for an interesting visit.

Mean team

September 26, 2016
Smith, Geof, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
23 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Based on the screenplay 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows' by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec."
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles must stop evil mutants Bebop and Rocksteady from obtaining a device to help them destroy the world.

Albert : the little tree with big dreams

September 26, 2016
Eisenberg, Aaron, author.
New York : Golden Books, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Albert is the hilarious and exciting story of a tiny Douglas Fir tree who dreams of being THE big Christmas tree in Empire City"--Provided by publisher.

Barbie : my book of ponies

September 26, 2016
New York, NY : Golden Books, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Barbie and her sisters are visiting a horse ranch and learn about ponies.

Babushka : a Christmas tale

September 26, 2016
Casey, Dawn, 1975- author.
New York : Good Books, 2016.
29 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"With beautiful illustrations evoking folk art traditions and sensitive storytelling, Babushka tenderly reminds us that nothing is more important during the holiday season than taking the time to show love for one another. This timeless Russian tale will warm your heart and fill you up with the joyful, generous spirit of Christmas"

Five black cats

September 26, 2016
Hegarty, Patricia, author.
Wilton, CT : Tiger Tales, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
"Five black cats set out through shadowy streets and dark forests. Along the way, they encounter bats and glowing jack o' lanterns. Then, they follow a tiny white mouse into a spooky old house for an annual Halloween party"-- Provided by publisher.

The itsy bitsy pilgrim

September 26, 2016
Burton, Jeffrey. author.
New York : Little Simon, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 14 cm.
On board pages.
Cover title.

Potatoes at Turtle Rock

September 26, 2016
Schnur, Susan, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Kar-Ben Publishing, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
"Annie leads her family on a nighttime journey around their farm to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah. At each stop along the way Annie uses riddles (and potatoes) to mark old traditions and start new ones"-- Provided by publisher.

Presents through the window : a Taro Gomi Christmas book.

September 26, 2016
Gomi, Tarō, author, illustrator.
San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books, 2016.
1 voume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 24 cm
First published in English in 1995, by Millbrook Press, under the title Santa through the window.
"Originally published in Japan in 1983 by KAISEI-SHA Publishing Co. Ltd., Tokyo, under the title Mado Kara Okurimono."
When busy Santa selects the presents by peering through the windows of each house and guessing what animal lives there, the results are often unexpected. Features die-cut illustrations.

This little turkey.

September 26, 2016
Fronis, Aly author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 15 cm
On board pages.
These little turkeys have a lot of work to do to prepare for Thanksgiving! One goes to the market, one sweeps the floor, one draws pictures, one knits a sweater, and sets the table. Now they're all ready to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Yitzi and the giant menorah

September 26, 2016
Ungar, Richard, author.
Toronto : Tundra Books, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
When the people of Chelm receive a giant menorah as a gift from the mayor of Lublin, the villagers try to come up with a fitting way to thank the mayor, but it isn't until the last night of Hanukkah that young Yitzi comes up with the right idea.

Amelia Bedelia takes the cake

September 23, 2016
Parish, Herman, author.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Amelia Bedelia and her friends host a bake sale to benefit their school library.

Big fish, little fish

September 23, 2016
Webster, Christy, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
At head of title: Disney Pixar Finding Dory.
When Dory misses her family, she sets off to find them with the help of friends she meets along the way. She sees big fish and little fish and other opposites under the sea.

Duck on a tractor

September 23, 2016
Shannon, David, 1959- author.
31 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Pleased with his success in riding a bike, Duck decides to drive the farm tractor, and invites all the other farm animals along for the ride--all the way to town.

Race car dreams

September 23, 2016
Chriscoe, Sharon, 1973- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
After a day at the track, zipping and zooming, a race car is tired and ready for bed. He washes his rims, fills his tummy with oil, and chooses a book that is all about speed. All toasty and warm he drifts off to sleep, he shifts into gear . . . and dreams of the race.

What noise do I make?

September 23, 2016
McLachlan, Brian, author.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Owlkids Books Inc., 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
We all know dogs bark woof and cats mew meow but what noises do ostriches or peacocks or kookaburras make?

Kristoff's crystal adventure

September 23, 2016
Jordan, Apple, author.
New York, NY : Golden Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
"A big golden book"--Cover.
"When Bulda the troll's crystal begins to fade, Kristoff, Anna, Elsa, Sven, and Olaf set off on a quest to help. Can they recharge the crystal's power before the Northern Lights fade from the sky?"--Back cover.


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