New Arrivals · Kids’ Picture & Easy Books

August 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


August 28, 2015
Henkes, Kevin, author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
An owl, puppy, bear, bunny, and pig wait for marvelous things to happen.

The runaway pumpkin : a Halloween adventure story

August 28, 2015
Lewis, Anne Margaret.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
Title on spine erroneously listed as "Ruwnaway pumpkin."
"A cute little Halloween pumpkin announces that he is ready for a Halloween adventure. So he prepares to set out on the exploration of a lifetime. However, his ever watchful and caring mother wants to make sure he's prepared before he takes that first step outside"-- Provided by publisher.

Be careful, Icarus!

August 28, 2015
Holub, Joan.
New York : Abrams Appleseed, 2015.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 18 cm.
On board pages.
Not heeding Dad's warning results in trouble for young Icarus and his kite. Includes a retelling of the original Icarus myth.

Please share, Aphrodite!

August 28, 2015
Holub, Joan.
New York : Abrams Appleseed, 2015.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 18 cm.
On board pages.
An illustrated, easy-to-read retelling of the Greek myth of The Judgment of Paris, in which Aphrodite, awarded a candy apple, hurts the feelings of Hera and Athena with her gloating.

Tulip and Rex write a story

August 28, 2015
Capucilli, Alyssa Satin, 1957- author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Tulip and her dog Rex collect words in their notebook, which they later use to tell an imaginative story"-- Provided by publisher.

Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast

August 28, 2015
Funk, Josh, author.
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast have a beautiful friendship--until they discover that there's only one drop of maple syrup left. Off they go, racing past the Orange Juice Fountain, skiing through Sauerkraut Peak, and reeling down the linguini. But who will enjoy the sweet taste of victory? And could working together be better than tearing each other apart? The action-packed rhyme makes for an adrenaline-filled breakfast!"--provided by publisher.

Time for cranberries

August 28, 2015
Detlefsen, Lisl H.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Sam is finally old enough to help his parents harvest cranberries on their family farm{MARC-8 Generic 142} in Wisconsin, from flooding the field to prepare the vines for the picking machine to delivering the fruit to receiving station. Includes recipes for cranberry sauce and cranberry pie, author's note, and glossary.

The Berenstain Bear's when I grow up

August 28, 2015
Berenstain, Mike, 1951- author.
New York, NY : Harper Festival, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Based on the characters created by Stan and Jan Berenstain."
"Come along with Brother and Sister Bear as their friend Professor Actual Factual takes them on a Bear Country job tour. From firefighter to artist and farmer to astronaut--there are so many careers to explore!"--Page [4] of cover.

Good night!

August 28, 2015
Long, Ethan, author, illustrator.
New York : Abrams Appleseed, 2015.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 19 cm
On board pages.
Illustrations and simple text show parent-and-child animal pairs saying goodnight to each other, as a chick's "peep peep" is answered by a chicken's "cluck cluck" and a puppy's "ruff ruff" is returned by a dog's "woof woof".

Grandma's Christmas wish

August 28, 2015
James, Helen Foster, 1951-
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations 26 cm
A rabbit grandmother celebrates the infant who is her best Christmas gift of all.

Frog and friends : celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve

August 28, 2015
Bunting, Eve, 1928- author.
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, 2015.
37 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Happy Thanksgiving -- The Christmas tree -- New Year's Eve.
"A beginning reader book containing three stories in which Frog shares a Thanksgiving feast with his woodland friends, celebrates his first Christmas, and rings in the New Year with a twist on tradition"--Provided by publisher.

Just a special Thanksgiving

August 28, 2015
Mayer, Mercer, 1943- author, illustrator.
New York : HarperFestival, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Little Critter Now he is going to have a Thanksgiving he'll never forget! From the school play to a surprise dinner for all of Critterville, celebrate along with Little Critter and his family as they give thanks this holiday" -- provided by publisher.

Nonna's Hanukkah surprise

August 28, 2015
Fisman, Karen.
Minneapolis, MN : Kar-Ben Publishing, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc., [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
When Rachel loses the special menorah her mother gave her so she could share Hanukkah with her cousins, Rachel's grandmother comes to the rescue with a creative and crafty solution.

Hanukkah is coming!

August 28, 2015
Newman, Tracy, 1971-
Minneapolis : Kar-Ben Publishing, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
A family prepares for Hanukkah in this simple board book story told in rhyme.

The night the lights went out on christmas

August 28, 2015
Paul, Ellis.
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm.
"It began with just a couple of reindeer and lights on a tree. Then came inflatable snowmen and sleighs. Then camels, candy canes, and barking penguins! Soon the whole block is bedazzled with neon igloos, electric wise men, and dancing elves. But the most wonderful holiday display is the one nobody ever noticed, until one fateful night..."--Book jacket.

A homemade together Christmas

August 28, 2015
Cocca-Leffler, Maryann, 1958- author, illustrator.
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2015.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 24 cm
""A family of pigs decides that this year they will make their gifts for Christmas rather than buy gifts. But the littlest pig struggles to come up with an idea"--Provided by publisher"-- Provided by publisher.

Rudy's windy Christmas

August 28, 2015
Baugh, Helen, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Originally published in the UK by HarperCollins Children's Books in 2014 under the title: Rudey's windy Christmas.
"A naughty, noisy rip-roaring adventure!"--Cover.
"One Christmas Eve at Santa's house amid the ice and snow, the Clauses shared a festive feast before he had to go. Mrs. Claus, who loved her sprouts, ate each and every one, but Santa fed his to a friend until the last was gone...Rudy has eaten too many sprouts! The stinky fluffs are smelled around the world as he helps Santa deliver presents. But even worse, Rudy's sprouty whiffs have made the other reindeer laugh so much they're too exhausted to fly. How will they get the sleigh back home?"--Jacket.

This little piggy went singing

August 28, 2015
Wild, Margaret, 1948- author.
Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm.
"This little piggy went singing, This little piggy stayed home, This little piggy had plum pudding, This little piggy had none, And this little piggy went jingle, jingle, jingle all the way home." Meet five little pigs who are full of life and all the excitement of Christmas! They are either out singing, dancing and playing music, or staying at home making and baking and trimming the tree. The piggies are into everything, even a little star-gazing. Keep your eye on your favourite piggy as it enjoys all sorts of Christmas fun, before hanging up the stockings and singing ho ho ho all the way home. The perfect follow-up to This Little Piggy Goes Dancing.

Mama's nightingale : a story of immigration and separation

August 27, 2015
Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
When Saya's mother is sent to jail as an illegal immigrant, she sends her daughter a cassette tape with a song and a bedtime story, which inspires Saya to write a story of her own--one that just might bring her mother home.

Hudson in Provence : a Paris-chien adventure

August 27, 2015
Mancuso, Jackie Clark, author, illustrator.
Los Angeles, California, USA : La Librairie Parisienne, [2015]
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Hudson, an American dog living in Paris, goes on vacation to Provence, where he plunges into the lives of the working provençal dogs he meets, and discovers a talent he didn't know he had"-- Provided by publisher.

Charley Harper's Animal alphabet

August 27, 2015
Burke, Zoe, author.
Portland OR : PomegranateKids, [2015].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 16 x 18 cm.
On board pages.
Cover title.

Bug in a vacuum

August 26, 2015
Watt, Mélanie, 1975- author, illustrator.
Toronto, Ontario : Tundra Books, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
A bug flies through an open door into a house, through a bathroom, across a kitchen and bedroom and into a living room ... where its entire life changes with the switch of a button. Sucked into the void of a vacuum bag, this one little bug moves through denial, bargaining, anger, despair and eventually acceptance -- the five stages of grief -- as it comes to terms with its fate. Will there be a light at the end of the tunnel? Will there be dust bunnies in the void?

Pete makes a mistake

August 25, 2015
McCully, Emily Arnold, author, illustrator.
New York : Holiday House, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Distracted by his friends, Pete the pig forgets to give Gert an invitation to Rose's party.

Cat got a lot

August 25, 2015
Henry, Steve, 1948-
New York : Holiday House, 2015.
1 volume : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Cat goes out, and comes back with a lot of new things"-- Provided by publisher.

Prince Fly Guy

August 25, 2015
Arnold, Tedd, author.
29 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Buzz is writing a fairy tale for homework, and Fly Guy naturally assumes the role of a handsome prince, who fends off a giant and rescues a beautiful princess.


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