New Arrivals · Kids’ Picture & Easy Books

August 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Can one balloon make an elephant fly?

August 24, 2016
Richards, Dan, 1966- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 x 27 cm
A mother takes her son to the zoo to answer his science question.

All my treasures : a book of joy

August 24, 2016
Witek, Jo, 1968- author.
New York : Abrams Appleseed, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Originally published in French in 2014 under the title Ma boîte à petits bonheurs by Éditions de La Martinière, Paris"--Copyright page.
"When a girl receives a beautiful porcelain box from her grandmother, she immediately wants something special to put inside it. What does she love best? She loves jumping in puddles on rainy days, blowing bubbles in the park, and watching her little sister's first steps. Life's most precious treasures cannot be contained in a box! Features a sparkly die-cut star on the cover, and flaps throughout reveal hidden surprises"-- Provided by publisher.

Good pirate

August 24, 2016
Winters, Kari-Lynn, 1969- author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
The sea pup is still under pressure to fit in, this time by abandoning her love for fancy things. When the rest of the crew is captured by Captain Fishmonger's mangy pirate cats, Augusta gets the chance to show just what a well-dressed, sweet-smelling, clever pup can do.

Quit calling me a monster!

August 23, 2016
John, Jory, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
A young monster resents being called a monster.

Some pets

August 23, 2016
DiTerlizzi, Angela, author.
New York : Beach Lane Books, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"At the pet show, there are so many different types of pets! With dogs and cats, horses and chickens, hamsters and chinchillas--and many, many more--this book celebrates animal companions of all shapes and sizes"--Provided by publisher.

A perfect mess

August 23, 2016
Breen, Steve, author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Henry McHenry is trying his best to keep clean for his class photo, but his attempts to stay spotless get his classmates messy instead.

The uncorker of ocean bottles

August 23, 2016
Cuevas, Michelle, author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
"The whimsical story a man who has spent his life delivering the messages found in ocean bottles and the day he receives a message that turns out to be a party invitation"-- Provided by publisher.

Dragon was terrible

August 23, 2016
DiPucchio, Kelly, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
When a dragon has a temper tantrum, no one can tame him, except for a little boy with a good book.

The gingerbread man loose at the zoo

August 23, 2016
Murray, Laura, 1970-
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustraions ; 29 cm
When the gingerbread man gets separated from his class during a field trip to the zoo, he uses his teacher's animal scavenger hunt clues to find his way back to them.

The Berenstain Bears pirate adventure

August 23, 2016
Berenstain, Mike, 1951- author, illustrator.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Based on the characters created by Stan and Jan Berenstain."
The Berenstain Bears imagine themselves as pirates and take to the seas.

Box

August 23, 2016
Flyte, Min, author.
©2015
1 volume (unnumbered pages) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
When four toddlers find some toys in cardboard boxes, they play with them for a while. But, before long, the friends' interest in the toys wanes and their attention turns to the boxes themselves. What could they do with SO many boxes, they wonder?

Why cry?

August 23, 2016
Yonezu, Yusuke, author, illustrator.
© 2013
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
"If you're feeling sad, cheer up! You've found the perfect book to put a smile on your face. Look at the colors on every page, put them all together and you'll find a happy surprise!"--Back cover.

Marta! big & small

August 22, 2016
Arena, Jen, author.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
In this story that incorporates Spanish words, Marta explores the world of opposites and animals.

Ned the knitting pirate

August 22, 2016
Murray, Diana, author.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Ned is a pirate whose fondness for knitting annoys his captain--until one of Ned's knitted blankets saves the ship from a sea monster.

They all saw a cat

August 22, 2016
Wenzel, Brendan, author, illustrator.
San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books, LLC, [2016]
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 24 cm
In simple, rhythmic prose and stylized pictures, a cat walks through the world, and all the other creatures see and acknowledge the cat.

Crash! the cat

August 22, 2016
McPhail, David, 1940- author, illustrator.
New York : Holiday House, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"The family cat destroys everything in his path, and the two girls who love him worry that he may be sick or blind in this story of unconditional pet love"--Provided by publisher.

Good Dog Carl and the baby elephant

August 22, 2016
Day, Alexandra, author, illustrator.
Seattle, Washington : Laughing Elephant, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Beloved children's icon Good Dog, Carl has his paws full with a mischievous baby elephant who likes backyard wading pools, playgrounds and fruit stands!

The bread book

August 22, 2016
Cesler, Margaret E., author.
Houston, TX : Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co., [2013]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Come and sink your teeth into this tasty story that celebrates our cultural diversity through bread!"--Back cover.

The best club

August 18, 2016
Manushkin, Fran, author.
©2017
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Katie Woo and her friends would love to be part of Sophie's new club, but Sophie does not think they, or anyone, is good enough, so they form their own club.

Katie's spooky sleepover

August 18, 2016
Manushkin, Fran, author.
©2017
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Katie's friends have come for a sleepover, and telling a scary story seems like a good idea--until she has a dream about a monster under her bed, and she wakes up to find her lucky kimono missing.

Me first! : prefixes lead the way

August 18, 2016
Pulver, Robin, author.
New York : Holiday House, [2016]
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"A group of prefixes have trouble patiently waiting for Mr. Wright to teach a lesson about them in this introduction to prefixes"-- Provided by publisher.

Odd socks

August 18, 2016
Robinson, Michelle (Michelle Jane), 1977- author.
New York : Holiday House, 2016.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"The love story of two socks goes awry when one of them gets a hole"-- Provided by publisher.

Frida Kahlo and the bravest girl in the world

August 18, 2016
Anholt, Laurence, author, illustrator.
Hauppauge, New York : Barron's, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
"Famous artists and the children who knew them"--Cover.
"When Mariana goes to Frida Kahlo's house to have her portrait painted by the famous Mexican artist, she is scared. She's a little bit afraid of the beautiful lady with her exotic pets and her "frog-toad" --and she's heard that Frida keeps a skeleton in her bedroom! But as Frida paints Mariana, their friendship blossoms. Frida tells Mariana about her life and the terrible accident that almost killed her, while Mariana discovers how love, creativity, determination, and above all--courage-- can give you wings to fly."--Back cover.

88 instruments

August 17, 2016
Barton, Chris, author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"A little boy can't choose which instrument to play, so he decides to try them all"-- Provided by publisher.

Peep and Egg : I'm not trick-or-treating

August 17, 2016
Gehl, Laura.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Egg is too scared to go trick or treating, until Peep finds a way to help her overcome her fears"-- Provided by publisher.

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