New Arrivals · Kids’ Foreign Language Fiction & Easy Books

February 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

My Dad Is a clown = Mi papá es un payaso

February 21, 2017
Andrés, José Carlos, 1969- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : NubeOcho : Egales, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 22 cm

Hachi to hakase no monogatari

February 13, 2017
Inoue, Tomiko, 1943- author.
Tokyo : Bungeisha, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 x 27 cm
Retells the story of the famously loyal dog Hachi-kō, who waited for his master's return every day at Shibuya Station, and continued to do so after the owner passed away.

Pangkat papaya

February 13, 2017
Zuq, Xi, author.
© 2015
108 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.

Saega toen ch'ŏngsobu

February 13, 2017
Yorinks, Arthur, author.
© 1986 (English test and illustrations).
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in English in the United States in 1986.
"Al, a janitor, and his faithful dog, Eddie, live in a single room on the West Side. They eat together, they work together, they do everything together. So what's the problem? Their room is crowded and cramped; their life is an endless struggle. Al and Eddie are practically at each others throats when a large and mysterious bird offers them a new life in paradise. After some debate, they decide to accept. Transported to a gorgeous island in the sky, Al and Eddie are soon living a life of ease and luxury. But they come to find that the grass can be a little too green on the other side. After a dramatic, nearly tragic escape from their paradise prison, both man and dog agree: there really is no place like home." --

El gallo que no se callaba! = The rooster who would not be quiet!

February 8, 2017
Deedy, Carmen Agra, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Text in Spanish and English.
Originally published in English as The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet.
"The mayor of the noisy city of La Paz institutes new laws forbidding all singing, but a brave little rooster decides he must sing, despite the progressively severe punishments he receives for continuing to crow. The silenced populace, invigorated by the rooster's bravery, ousts the tyrannical mayor and returns their city to its free and clamorous state."

Joe quiere jugar

January 26, 2017
Anderson, Peggy Perry.
30 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Joe the frog wants to be on the go, but even at a family reunion he is out of luck, as everyone says they are too busy, or he is too fast, too slow, too big, or too small to go with them, until Grandma invites him to go with her on a special outing.

Sāras aur kekṛā aur dūsrī kahāniyāṉ = The stork and the crab

January 19, 2017
Naʼī Dihlī : Qaumī Kaunsil barāʼe Farog̲ẖ-i Urdū Zabān : Bī Pī Āʼī Inḍiyā Prāʼīveṭ Limiṭeḍ, 2014.
16 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Translated from English.
Children's stories.
Didactic stories from Panchatantra, Sanskrit classic; retold for children.

Phandibāja pākhi = Phondibaaj pakhi

January 19, 2017
Rinacina, author.
Chennai, India : Tulika Publishers, 2016.
28 unnumbered pages : illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm
Translation of: Trickster bird.
Children's story.
Children's story based on the life of the Pardhis, tribal community of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Sapanoṃ ke kisse = Sapnon ke kisse

January 19, 2017
Rao, Sandhya, author.
Chennai, India : Tulika Publishers, 2016.
28 unnumbered pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 x 24 cm
Translation of: Dream writer.
Children's story.
Story based on a girl who has a dream every night, but she always wakes up before they end.

Muṭi vet̥ṭappōṉa ciṅkam

January 19, 2017
Ṣōm, Cuvāti, author.
Chennai, India : Tulika Publishers, 2016.
28 unnumbered pages : illustrations (color) ; 22 x 25 cm
Translated from English.
Children's story.
"Come in for a haircut! You choose... We cut!" says the sign outside a hair cutting saloon, so a lion walks in to do just that.

El pez pucheros

January 18, 2017
Diesen, Deborah, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Translation of The pout-pout fish.
"A veces todo lo que se necesita es un beso"--Page 4 of cover.

¡Eso No Es Normal!

January 11, 2017
Pavón, Mar, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm
"The elephant has an extremely long trunk! That's not normal! He showered, dried and perfumed another elephant. That's not normal! He helped an old chimpanzee climb a tree. That's not normal!" -- cataloger's translation of publisher's or seller's website.

Rainbow weaver = Tejedora del arcoíris

December 19, 2016
Marshall, Linda Elovitz, author.
New York : Children's Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc., 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Ixchel, a young Mayan girl who is not allowed to use her mother's thread to weave, exercises her ingenuity and repurposes plastic bags to create colorful weavings. Includes glossary and author's note.

The magical rooster : a tale in English and Chinese = Hua gong ji

December 19, 2016
Li, Jian (Art teacher), author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 24 x 25 cm
"Stories of the Chinese Zodiac"--Front cover.
This beautifully illustrated multicultural children's book tells the story of a young boy and his magical rooster in both English and Chinese. Long long ago, there lived a boy named Tang Yun. He studied very hard and was ready to take the imperial exam in the Capital City thousands of miles away. Yun's mother was worried about him traveling alone. After working day and night, she finished hand embroidering a rooster on Yun's outfit, hoping the magical rooster would be her son's guardian angel. During his trip, magic happened whenever Yun was in danger. With a crowing of "cock-a doodle-doo," the embroidered rooster jumped out of Yun's outfit. He was alive! He was brave, timely and kind. He helped Yun overcome many obstacles during his trip. Yun arrived at the Capital City safely and successfully passed his exam with honour. He eventually reunited with his mother. They lived happily together ever after.

Little elephants = Los elefantitos

December 15, 2016
Jaramillo, Susie, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 x 21 cm
Two-sided accordian-folded book.
On board pages.
"Canticos collects the most beloved nursery rhymes and classic songs from all over the Spanish-speaking world. [The] goal is to foster bilingual play that promotes child development including language, counting, music, pattern recognition, and fine motor skills"--Insert.

Gajapati Kulapati gurrrraburrarrūma!

December 14, 2016
Ashok Rajagopalan, author.
Chennai, India : Tulika Publishers, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Translated from English.
Children's story.
Ten bunches of bananas, a bundle of sugarcane, coconut, jaggery and a big ball of rice; a rather heavy meal, even for an elephant; as Gajapati Kulapati finds out!

Kasturabā = Kasturba

December 14, 2016
Vyas, Tanaya, author.
Chennai, India : Tulika Publishers, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 24 cm
Translation of: Kasturba.
Children's story.
Children story based on a girl who plays the role of Kasturba Gandhi, 1864-1944, wife of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian nationalist and statesman in a play.

Imānadārī dā fala : bāla kahāṇīāṃ

December 14, 2016
Ḍaḍawiṇḍī, Balabīra Siṅgha, author.
Chandigarh, India : Lokgeet Parkashan, 2015.
47 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Children's stories.
Rājā dā niāṃ -- Mehanata dā phala miṭṭhā -- Imānadārī dā phala -- Pharaza -- Garībī te buddhī dī jitta -- Buddhī dī jitta -- Aurata de pharaza -- Haṅkārī rājā.
Children's stories based on moral theme.

Tantirakkārap paṟavai

December 14, 2016
Rinacina, author.
Chennai, India : Tulika Publishers, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Translation of: Trickster bird.
Children's story.
Children's story based on life of the Pardhis, tribe community from Madhya Pradesh, India.

Kin no osara

December 6, 2016
Watts, Bernadette, author, illustrator.
Kōbe : BL Shuppan Kabushiki Kaisha, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Translation of : Der Goldene Teller.
Isobel's best friend Ellie has a big dollhouse with a gold platter hanging on the wall. The platter is so lovely that one day Isobel secretly takes it home, but instead of enjoying its beauty, she feels terribly guilty. Her mother helps her figure out what to do.

Musŭn saekkal i choa?

December 6, 2016
Austin, Mike, 1963- author, illustrator.
Sŏul-si : K'ijŭ Em (Kids-M), 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Playful monsters combine their favorite crayons, red, yellow, and blue, to create new colors, including one never before seen.

Kung Linggo

December 5, 2016
Almario, Virgilio S., author.
© 2015
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"A poem and picture book about a boy's adventures with his imaginary tiger friend or playmate." -- cataloger's judgment.

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.


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