New Arrivals · Kids’ Picture & Easy Books

July 26, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

If an armadillo went to a restaurant

July 25, 2014
Fischer, Ellen, 1947-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Scarletta Kids, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore what various animals, from an armadillo in an underground restaurant to a wallaby in a sandwich shop, might choose to eat.

Being thankful

July 25, 2014
Mayer, Mercer, 1943- author, illustrator.
©2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
At head of title on cover : Inspired kids.
"Mercer Mayer's Little Critter."
Little Critter learns how to be grateful for what he has, rather than always wishing for something better.

We all need forgiveness

July 25, 2014
Mayer, Mercer, 1943- author, illustrator.
Nashville, Tennessee : Tommy Nelson, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
At head of title on cover : Inspired kids.
"Mercer Mayer's Little Critter."
With Mom's help, Little Critter learns the importance of forgiving others and being forgiven, just as God forgives us.

Penguin and Pumpkin

July 25, 2014
Yoon, Salina.
New York : Walker Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Bloomsbury, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Curious about what fall is like in places that are not always white, Penguin and his friends fly to a pumpkin farm and bring back a surprise for Penguin's brother, Pumpkin, who couldn't come with them.

Peanut Butter & Cupcake!

July 25, 2014
Border, Terry, 1965- author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Peanut Butter sets out with his soccer ball to find a friend after moving to a new town, but everyone from Hamburger to Soup seems to be too busy to play.

The best book in the world

July 25, 2014
Alexander, Rilla.
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
"If you found the best book in the world, would you stop reading? Could you stop reading? If you had homework to do, or dinner to get through, could you put the book down? On a train to the zoo or on a flight to Kalamazoo, would that break the spell? If in a forest you walked, while scary monsters stalked . . . would that be enough? If you'd crossed a desert that baked or were swept off by a river that snaked, would you even take a break?"--Publisher.

Pants for Chuck

July 25, 2014
Schories, Pat, author, illustrator.
New York : Holiday House, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Chuck's friends encourage him to join them in running, climbing, and playing, but Chuck is wearing pants that are a bit too small.

Animals work

July 25, 2014
Lewin, Ted.
New York : Holiday House, [2014]
29 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm.

Snow joke

July 25, 2014
Degen, Bruce, author, illustrator.
New York : Holiday House, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"After playing mean jokes on Bunny while they romp in the snow, Red learns how to joke nicely"-- Provided by publisher.

A night at the zoo

July 25, 2014
Caple, Kathy, author, illustrator.
New York : Holiday House, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
During a visit to the zoo, Pop and Sam grow tired but while they are napping, not only does the zoo close for the day but the animals come out to play--with Pop's cell phone.

Disney Junior storybook collection.

July 25, 2014
©2014
304 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Sofia the First (The princess test) -- Jake and the Never Land Pirates (Jake saves Bucky) -- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Mickey & Donald have a farm -- Doc McStuffins (Bronto boo-boos) -- Sofia the First (The royal slumber party) -- Jake and the Never Land Pirates (Ahoy, Izzy!) -- Minnie (Trouble times two) -- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Look before you leap!) -- Doc McStuffins (Tea party tantrum) -- Sofia the First (Finding Clover) -- Jake and the Never Land Pirates (Save me, Smee!) -- Henry Hugglemonster (The piano lessons) -- Doc McStuffins (Knight time) -- Sofia the First (Make way for Miss Nettle) -- Henry Hugglemonster (Daddo day care) -- Minnie (Blooming bows) -- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (No place like earth) -- Doc McStuffins (Engine nine, feelin' fine!).
Explore Enchancia with Sofia the First, and sail the Never Sea with Jake and his crew. Help Doc diagnose her toy patients; hang out at the Clubhouse with Mickey, Minnie, and the rest of the gang; and have a roarsome time with Henry Hugglemonster! This fun-filled book features eighteen stories starring your favorite Disney Junior pals!

About mammals : a guide for children

July 25, 2014
Sill, Cathryn P., 1953- author.
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm
Explains what mammals are, how they live, and what they do.

Why?

July 25, 2014
Corderoy, Tracey, author.
Wilton, CT : Tiger Tales, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain 2014 by Little Tiger Press."
"Otto wants to know everything. "Why is mud so sticky, Daddy? Why do dropped things go smash?" If only finding out wasn't quite so messy! For all families with toddlers who just love to ask Why?"--Page [4] of cover.

Vicky goes to the doctor

July 25, 2014
Onyefulu, Ifeoma, creator.
1 volume : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm.
Vicky doesn’t want to eat or play with her friends. She’s not feeling well, so Mama takes her to see the doctor. The kind doctor takes her temperature and listens to her chest, and gives Mama good advice. Soon Vicky is better again, and playing with her friends. Set in Nigeria, this gentle and reassuring First Experiences story will strike a chord with young children everywhere.

The very noisy house

July 25, 2014
Rhodes, Julie.
London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2013.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
This rickety old house can be very noisy. Clomp! Clomp! Clomp! Goes the old lady's walking stick. In the room above, the dog wonders if that noise is a knock at the door - woof! Woof! Woof! And that wakes up the ginger cat in the room above who thinks the dog is chasing her - meow! Meow! Meow! Then the frightened cat wakes up the baby in the room above - waaah! Waah! Waah! Follow the riotous noises on each floor of the creaky old house as each resident makes their own crazy din. This delightful rhyming text is ideal for sharing with young children, providing many opportunities for them to join in. Written by a first-time author and illustrated by a highly successful picture book artist, this is sure to be a winner with both young and old.

Mia's thumb

July 25, 2014
Stille, Ljuba, author, illustrator.
New York : Holiday House, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 24 cm
"First published in Germany in 2013 as LIESE LUTSCHT by Kinderbuchverlag Wolff GmbH, Frankfurt am Main."--Title page verso.
Mia's family members, from her brother to her grandparents, try all they can think of to get her to stop sucking her thumb.

Chopper saves the day

July 25, 2014
Schaefer, Elizabeth, author.
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
May include stickers.
"It's tough to be a droid! When TIE fighters attack the Ghost, it's up to the cranky astromech droid, Chopper, to keep the ship together. If only his crewmates would decide whether they want him to repair the shields or the intercom..or the shields...or the intercom."--Page 4 of cover.

A new hero

July 25, 2014
Hidalgo, Pablo, author.
©2014
46 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
"Meet the toughest, most street-smart kid on the planet Lothal. Ezra Bridger might not have much, but every day is an adventure when it comes to outwitting Imperial Stormtroopers who have overrun his little corner of the galaxy's Outer Rim. But the excitement of collecting trooper helmets and gadgets gets a little old when you're all alone. And it's nothing compared to what Ezra discovers when he meets the rebels and goes on board their ship, the Ghost, for his first-ever outer space adventure! But joining the rebels isn't all fun and games. Ezra quickly realizes that his new friends need his help to take on the Empire just as much as he needs them to help him tap into the power of his true potential."--Page 2 of cover.

Sofia's royal world

July 24, 2014
Posner-Sanchez, Andrea.
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Disney junior."
The perfect tea party -- Bunny magic!
Children ages 3 to 7 will get a sneak peek into the royal kingdom of Enchancia with this full-color Big Golden Book starring Sofia the First. There are two full-length stories, plus fun facts about the characters from the hit Disney Junior show, super-fun tea party ideas, and simple magic tricks!

Andrew draws

July 24, 2014
McPhail, David, 1940- author, illustrator.
New York : Holiday House, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Andrew's scribbles with a crayon he found become better and better until he is making drawings so realistic that they come right off the page.

Dolphin tale 2 : a tale of Winter and Hope!

July 24, 2014
Reyes, Gabrielle, author.
©2014
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
The dolphin named Winter might have to leave Clearwater if she cannot find a new friend to share her pool with. Luckily for Winter, her human friends Sawyer and Hazel decide to help. Together, they will work to find Hope.
"Based on the hit movie!"--Cover.

Firefighters!

July 24, 2014
Berrios, Frank, author.
New York : Golden Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, LLC, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
At head of title: Disney Pixas Cars.
When Radiator Springs organizes a parade, the cars of the town train to become firefighters and help with an emergency during the parade.

Ballet lesson

July 24, 2014
Schaefer, Elizabeth.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
At head of title: Peppa Pig
"This book is based on the TV series Peppa Pig. Peppa Pig is created by Neville Astley and Mark Baker."
"Peppa Pig learns a beautiful dance routine at her first ballet lesson! Can she remember the steps and show Mummy and Daddy Pig how to dance, too?"-- From back cover.

Story time collection.

July 24, 2014
©2014
318 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Dora saves the enchanted forest -- Dora saves Crystal Kingdom -- Dora in Wonderland -- Dora's big birthday adventure -- Firefighter Gil! -- Dump truck trouble -- Let's build a doghouse! -- A friend at the zoo! -- Legend of the Blue Mermaid -- UmiCar's big race -- Happy love day! -- Pest of the west -- The great patty caper -- Haunted houseboat -- Lost in time: a medieval adventure.
This collection features stories about SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, the Bubble Guppies, and Team Umizoomi.

Paddington

July 24, 2014
Bond, Michael, author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2007]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
A very small bear found by Mr. and Mrs. Brown at Paddington Station becomes one of the family.

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