New Arrivals · Kids’ Foreign Language Fiction & Easy Books

November 24, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

How do you say? = ¿Como se dice?

November 23, 2016
Dominguez, Angela N., author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"The story of two giraffes - one English-speaking and one Spanish-speaking - that overcome the language barrier to forge a friendship"-- Provided by publisher.

Kleiner König Kalle Wirsch

November 11, 2016
Michels, Tilde, author.
167 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"In einem geheimnisvollen Reich tief unter der Erde herrscht der kleine König Kalle Wirsch über das Volk der Erdmännchen. Sein Erzfeind Zoppo Trump aber will ihn vom Thron stürzen. Eines Tages wird Kalle Wirsch überfallen und an die Erdoberfläche verschleppt. Zum Glück trifft er Max und Jenny, die ihn im Kampf gegen seine Widersacher unterstützen. Doch kaum ist eine Gefahr überstanden, droht schon die nächste ... Eine abenteuerliche Reise durch eine funkelnde unterirdische Welt!" -- publisher's or bookseller's website.

Tre piccoli gorilla coraggiosi

November 11, 2016
Zeveren, Michel van, 1970- author.
Milano : Babalibri, 2015.
1 v. (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm.

Prikli︠u︡chenii︠a︡ Mylʹnogo puzyrika Afanasii︠a︡

November 11, 2016
|6880-01 Zelʹdina, Marina Mikhaĭlovna, author.
© 2015.
92 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
|6880-05 "Soap bubble Athanasius was born in the bathroom. His mother - a piece of soap, and the father, water. Athanasius traveled a lot, read a lot and learned to understand people whom he sometimes speaks with. When people are terrified, shy and, thinking crazily Athanasius is very upset. His main dream is to be understood ... " -- cover.

Maximilian & the Lucha Libre Club

November 8, 2016
Garza, Xavier, author, illustrator.
El Paso, TX : Cinco Puntos Press, [2016]
235 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: Maximilian & the bingo rematch.
"A bilingual Lucha Libre thriller"--T.p.
Max seems like any other kid until he is asked to join the Lucha Libre Club, but because of strict secrecy he cannot tell anyone of his royal wrestling blood, his uncle the king of lucha libre, The Guardian Angel.

Stepping stones : a refugee family's journey

November 8, 2016
Ruurs, Margriet, 1952- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm
"In this picture book, a young girl and her family are forced to flee their village to escape the civil war that has engulfed Syria and make their way toward freedom in Europe"-- Provided by publisher.

Rudas: Niño's horrendous hermanitas

November 7, 2016
Morales, Yuyi, author, illustrator.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"A Neal Porter Book."
"Niño's little sisters get in on the wrestling action"-- Provided by publisher.

Things that go = Cosas que se mueven.

November 1, 2016
New York : Sterling Children's Books, ©2012.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 16 cm.
On board pages.
Cover title.
Introduces words in English and Spanish for different items used for transportation, including motor vehicles, cycles, and roller skates.

Huggy kissy = Abrazos y besitos

November 1, 2016
Patricelli, Leslie, author.
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
With comedy and warmth, Leslie Patricelli offers a universal tribute to love and affection in a board book that is now available in a dual Spanish-English edition.

El torneo de trabalenguas

October 19, 2016
Kanellos, Nicolás, author.
Houston, TX : Pinata Books, an imprint of Arte Publico Press, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
In this bilingual collection of phrases difficult to say quickly, contestants compete in a tongue twister tournament.

La llavecita dorada

October 17, 2016
Aliaga, Roberto, 1976-
Madrid : Cuento de Luz, [2015]
1 volume (unnumbered) : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm
"Una mañana de sábado, los hermanos Ratón salieron en busca de aventuras. Iban los tres muy risueños: el mayor, el mediano y el pequeño. Junto al borde del sendero, encontraron un reflejo, como un pedazo de sol. Era una llavecita dorada. Y con ella... ¿qué se podría abrir? A veces buscamos fuera y lejos, perdiendo de vista lo más importante: lo que se encuentra dentro y cerca de nosotros." -- Page 4 of cover.

Counting with Frida = Contando con Frida

October 14, 2016
Rodríguez, Patty, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Lil' Libros, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm.
On board pages.
"A bilingual counting book."
"Inspired by one of Mexico's most iconic painters, this book will introduce your little ones to their first English and Spanish numbers and words"--page [4] of cover.

Mga Tala sa Dagat

October 14, 2016
Flores, Annette Acacio, author.
© 2014
94 pages ; 20 cm
Translated. Original languages are not identified.
"This is a story about the sea and the lives of the characters who depend on it. The son of a legendary fisherman has to give up his studies and start supporting his family following his father's accident. This kind of sacrifice is a universal problem faced by many children who are forced into child labor because of financial needs. It also tells the struggles of the son as he tries to establish his own identity and get out of his father's shadow." --


October 14, 2016
Kishida, Eriko, 1929-2011.
Tōkyō : Fukuinkanshoten, 2016.
27 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"Cuckoo clock and cat clock"--P. [29]
Neneko the cat wanted to play with the little bird inside the cuckoo clock, but broke the clock instead. Fortunately the clock repairman is fond of cats too, and he makes Neneko her very own "cat clock" to hide in.

Talp'aengi kkumuri

October 14, 2016
Hawthorne, Lara, author.
Sŏul T'ŭkpyŏlsi : Eni K'ijŭ (Ne-Kids), 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Ṭijiyum Cīṉuvum = Tiji and Cheenu

October 7, 2016
Thomas, Meenu, author.
Ceṉṉai Tulika Publishers, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm.

Noṭ buk = The notebook

October 7, 2016
Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941.
Naʼī Dihlī : Qaumī Kaunsil barāʼe Farog̲ẖ-i Urdū Zabān : Bī Pī Āʼī Inḍiyā Prāʼīveṭ Limiṭeḍ, 2014.
16 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Translation of: Notebook.
Children's story.
Story based on child-marriage and the importance of educating girls; for children.

Kahām̐ gayā Gogo?

October 7, 2016
Kumāra, Mālā.
Bengaluru : Pratham Books, 2015.
8 p. : col. ill. ; 18 x 25 cm.
Children's story.
"Paṭhana stara 2"--Cover.
When Toto spotted Gogo's empty cage, he knew he was in trouble. Would you like to help Toto find Gogo?

Las lechucitas

September 29, 2016
Waddell, Martin.
México : Santillana, ©2010.
26 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm.
Translation of: Owl babies.
Three owl babies whose mother has gone out in the night try to stay calm while she is gone.

Numbers = Numeros.

September 28, 2016
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2012]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 16 cm.
Title from cover.
On board pages
"Learning to count is as easy as 1-2-3 with this 'Say & Play' series! Full of colorful photos and familiar words in English and Spanish, this book will help children develop new skills."--Cover.

Oink, moo, meow = Oink, muu, miau.

September 28, 2016
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2012]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 16 cm.
Title from cover.
On board pages.
Uses photographs of familiar objects to introduce readers' first words, including toy, book, and bear.

Baby animals = Bebés animales.

September 27, 2016
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2012]
28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 15 cm.
On board pages.
Cover title.
Shares photographs of baby animals, including hedgehogs, badgers, and koalas.

Clothes = La ropa

September 27, 2016
New York : Sterling Children's Books, 2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 15 cm.
On board pages.
Cover title.
Learn the names of recognizable clothes in this colorful board book.

First words = Primeras palabras.

September 27, 2016
New York : Sterling Children's Books, c2012.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 16 cm.
On board pages.
Cover title.
Uses photographs of familiar objects to introduce basic vocabulary words in English and Spanish, including toy, book, and bear.

Food = Los alimentos.

September 27, 2016
New York : Sterling Children's Books, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 16 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
"Blueberries, yogurt, cheese, sweet potato: this fun concept book serves up a plate of child favorites. From apples and avocados to peaches and pasta, each yummy-looking photo is labeled to enhance word-object recognition."--Publisher's description.


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