New Arrivals · Kids’ Picture & Easy Books

April 30, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Secret Shopkin

April 29, 2016
Rusu, Meredith, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2016]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
All of Shopville is abuzz when the Shopkins believe that the identity of their local superhero, the Secret Shopkin, is going to be revealed.

The power of the Fortrex

April 29, 2016
Schmidt, Rebecca L., author.
New York, NY : Scholastic, Inc., [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Clay, who always does things by the knights' code handbook, and Lance, who would rather play video games than study a book on rules, must work together long enough to take down Jestro and his magma monsters.

You're doing that in the talent show?!

April 29, 2016
Plourde, Lynn.
Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Penelope, an exuberant hippo, and Tiny, her cautious mouse friend, plan their act in the school talent show.

Suite for human nature

April 29, 2016
Lampert, Diane, author.
1 volume (unnumbered pages) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy book."
"Mother Nature is a very busy woman. Her job is to tend to the Earth and all the creatures that dwell there-she must wake up the bulbs and warm the land in spring, then rush off to freeze the ponds and create snow in winter. But more than anything, Mother Nature wants children of her own. So with twigs and things she made five: Fear, Envy, Hate, Greed, and Fickle. She asks the most helpless of creatures; the poor, wingless humans; to watch over them as she works. But then her children's wild personalities begin to seep into human nature in a way that Mother Nature never intended. A lilting, lyrical ode to all of our human shortcomings and the one trait love that can overcome them all, this book beautifully captures the complexity of us all."--Amazon website.

I like to be with my family

April 29, 2016
Kalban, Rachel, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
On board pages.
Cover title.
Rhyming text and colorful illustrations invite young readers to join Daniel Tiger and his friends as they enjoy spending time with their families.

Messy like Pigpen / by Charles M. Schulz.

April 29, 2016
Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 16 cm
Title from cover.
Adapted by Natalie Shaw ; illustrated by Vicki Scott.
"Are you or someone you know messy like Pigpen? Are you surrounded by your own personal cloud of dirt? Don't worry, dust magnets, you're not alone! In this charming new board book, like-minded kids and adults will rejoice in having a friend like Pigpen who makes anyone look pristine by comparison! But sometimes being dirty isn't all it's cracked up to be. One day, Pigpen decides to do something he usually avoids like the plague: take a shower! Will the fabulously filthy Pigpen we know and love be gone forever? Luckily for Peanuts fans, Pigpen never stays clean for long."--Publisher's description.

Cool like Snoopy

April 29, 2016
Pendergrass, Daphne, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 16 cm
Title from cover.
On board pages.
Everyone knows that Snoopy is the coolest dog in town. But when it seems like Charlie Brown and the gang aren’t paying Snoopy as much attention as they used to, Snoopy starts to worry…could he be losing his cool?

Mr. Hulot at the beach

April 29, 2016
Merveille, David, author, illustrator.
New York : NorthSouth, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 31 cm
This wordless picture book follows the humorous misadventures of Mr. Hulot as he attempts to enjoy a day at the beach.

Babak the beetle

April 29, 2016
Paronuzzi, Fred, author.
New York : North-South Books, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm

An after bedtime story

April 29, 2016
Smith, Shoham, 1966- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 27 cm
After bedtime Little Nina refuses to go to sleep and gets into mischief while guests are visiting.

A year of borrowed men

April 29, 2016
Barker, Michelle, 1964-, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, portraits ; 24 x 27 cm.
When World War II "borrows" most of the men in Germany, 6-year old Gerda's family is allowed to borrow 3 French prisoners of war to help run their farm. They are supposed to treat them as enemies, but the family finds ways to show kindness and friendship. Based on the early childhood memories of the author's mother.

Catch a kiss

April 29, 2016
Diesen, Deborah, author.
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Izzie just loves when her Mama blows her kisses to catch. Smooch kisses, zig-zag kisses, and even triple decker kisses! But even though she runs and leaps for it, Izzie misses a kiss! When Mama lets Izzie in on a sweet secret she realizes that her mama's love will always come to find her, no matter what!" -- Provided by publisher.

Be glad your dad ... : is not an octopus!

April 29, 2016
Logelin, Matthew.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"An irreverent tribute to dads based on silly things that animal dads do and human dads do not". Includes animal facts.--Provided by publisher.

Bear & Hare, where's Bear?

April 28, 2016
Gravett, Emily, author, illustrator.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published in 2014 in Great Britain by Macmillan Children's Books.
Friends Bear and Hare play a game of hide and seek, counting from one to ten each round.

Explorers of the wild

April 28, 2016
Atkinson, Cale, author, illustrator.
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney Hyperion, 2016.
1 volume (unnumbered pages) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"A bear and a boy who both love exploring learn to share their adventures together"-- Provided by publisher.

The pirate jamboree

April 28, 2016
Teague, Mark, author, illustrator.
New York : Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Pirates Blackbeard Johnson and his brothers, Eyepatch Sue, and others sail over to Peg Leg Jones' for a happily chaotic pirate jamboree--until the S.S. Clean Your Room (otherwise known as Mrs. Jones) arrives and playtime is definitely over.

Callie saves the day : a lift-the-flaps book

April 28, 2016
Feldman, Thea, author.
Glendale, California : Disney Press, an imprint of Disney Book Group, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
On board pages.
"Disney Junior"--Cover.
When it's time to round up runaway farm animals, track down some low-down gold thieves, or kick up your heels at the county fair, who can you count on? Sheriff Callie, of course! This rootin'-tootin' lift-the-flaps book has more that 50 fun flaps that show shapes, colors, animal sounds, and a whole lotta knee-slapping surprises. Yee-haw!


April 28, 2016
Sterling, Holly, author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
When Ruby's puppy Oscar gets the hiccups, she tries all kinds ofl things to stop them, but nothing seems to work.

Whose story is this, anyway?

April 28, 2016
Flaherty, Mike, author.
New York: Sterling Children's Books, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations; 29 cm
"What's this book about? That depends on who you ask. Our humble narrator thinks he's got a great story for you but he barely begins before he's a scallywag pirate with a thrilling legend of mermaids and sea monsters! Soon, a cast of color characters -- including a hungry dinosaur, an alient bent on world domination, and a heroic knight -- derails the boy's saga. Everyone has a tale to tell, but if they can all get on the same page, this might turn out to be the best story ever!" -- dust jacket flap.

Lorenzo : the pizza-loving lobster

April 28, 2016
Lordon, Claire, author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm
Lorenzo the lobster finds he loves pizza, but can't make his own until he remembers what it's made of.

Leap, frog, leap!

April 28, 2016
Florian, Douglas, author.
New York : Little Bee Books, a division of Bonnier Publishing, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
Join these animals as they leap, crawl, race, sing, and more in this playful board book that's perfect for parents and children to share!


April 28, 2016
Hutton, John (John S.)
[10] unnumbered pages : colored illustrations ; 15 cm.
On board pages.
Cover title.

The Berenstain Bears under the sea

April 27, 2016
Berenstain, Mike, 1951- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Based on the characters created by Stan and Jan Berenstain."
The Berenstain Bears discover what's living under the sea.

The worst secret keeper ever

April 27, 2016
O'Connor, Jane, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Fancy Nancy thinks JoJo might be the worst secret keeper ever, but then Nancy realizes how hard it is to keep a secret.

Little Lola saves the show

April 27, 2016
Saab, Julie, author.
New York : Greenwillow Books, [2016]
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
"While exploring, Lola the cat comes across a stage with a ballet performance about to begin. Lola puts on a costume and joins right in, dancing beautiful pirouettes, arabesques, and pas de chats (the step of the cat). When she accidentally stumbles and trips, however, it is up to Lola to save the show"-- Provided by publisher.


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