New Arrivals · Kids’ Foreign Language Fiction & Easy Books

February 4, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Comment le Grinch a volé Noël!

February 3, 2016
Seuss, Dr., author, illustrator.
Berkeley, CA : Ulysses Press, [2013]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Translation of: How the Grinch stole Christmas.
Cette nouvelle traduction de Comment le Grinch a vole Noel, grand classique ecrit par le Dr. Seuss, offre un texte fidele a l'original et tout aussi rejouissant, grace a son style rythme et ses trouvailles.

Jenika sings for freedom = Jenika chante pou libète : a story in English and Kreyòl

February 1, 2016
Restavek Freedom Writers, author.
©2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Jenika's life changed in an instant. One day she lived in the countryside with her mother and ten siblings, and the next she moved with her aunt to the city, where she was promised an education but was instead forced into a life of cooking, cleaning, and despair. The only thing that kept her going was her singing. Read this inspiring tale of a girl who overcame the odds, written by girls who understand her struggle"--Publisher.

Stand up for Soraya = Leve kanpe pou Soraya : a story in English and Kreyòl

February 1, 2016
Restavek Freedom Writers, author.
©2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Soraya dreams of the life she once knew: a loving mother, school, hope for the future. But now that her mother has died, her father has re-married, and her step-mother treats her as a slave, she feels alone and invisible. Until one day, when she meets a little girl named Anita whose courage and sense of justice could change the course of Soraya's life. Through this story the authors issue a challenge: Could you have this courage to change a life?"--Publisher.

Aʻjūbah

January 26, 2016
|6880-01 Palacio, R. J., author.
|6880-04 [Qatar] : Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, 2015.
430 pages ; 20 cm

Way back then

January 7, 2016
Christopher, Neil, 1972-
©2015
35 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Uses the format of a sweet and simple bedtime story written in both English and Inuktitut, to introduce readers to several myths from Inuit mythology.

Sesang eso kajang musi musi han sanyangkkun

November 30, 2015
Pak, Chong-jin, author.
Sŏul-si : K'ijŭ Em, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 31 cm.

Where do mountains and hills come from? = Saan galing ang mga bundok and mga burol?

November 30, 2015
Malabed, Liwliwa N.
Maynila : Lampara Pub. House, c2013.
32 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes a study guide.

La Nature, C'est Génial!

November 24, 2015
Morgan, Angie (Illustrator), author, illustrator.
© Gallimard Jeunesse 2014, por la traduction française.
29 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Originally in English.

Cantalamappa : atlante bizzarro di luoghi e storie curiose

November 24, 2015
Wu Ming.
©2015
125 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Short stories for children.

Little Chanclas

November 19, 2015
Lozano, José, 1957- author, illustrator.
El Paso, Texas : Cinco Puntos Press, [2015].
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Parallel text in English and Spanish.
Lily Lujan is known as Little Chanclas because she wears her chanclas, or flip flops, wherever she goes, especially to parties, so when the chanclas come apart while she is dancing at a family barbecue and Chewcho the bulldog eats one, Lily is inconsolable until Granny Lola arrives with a solution.

!Estamos en un libro!

November 11, 2015
Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 2015.
57 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Translation of: We are in a book!
When Gerald the elephant and Piggie realize that they are in a book, they decide to have some fun with the reader.

A bean and cheese taco birthday = Cumpleaños con tacos de frijoles con queso

November 10, 2015
Bertrand, Diane Gonzales, author.
©2015
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Funded by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
Five-year-old Ariel wants a very simple birthday celebration at the park with bean and cheese tacos and bubbles, despite his older brother Dario's preference for big birthday parties.

The place where you live = El lugar donde vives

November 10, 2015
Luna, James, author.
Houston, Texas : Piñata Books, a imprint of Arte Publico Press, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Translation of: The place where you live.
Funded by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
Simple rhyming, repetitive text describes "the place where you live," from the warm and sunny kitchen smelling of tortillas and hot chocolate to the yard, neighbors, school, library, and front porch.

¡Un tipo grande se llevó mi pelota!

November 10, 2015
Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.
New York, New York : Libros Hyperion para niños, sello editorial de Disney Book Group, 2015.
56 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Piggie is upset because a whale took the ball she found, but Gerald finds a solution that pleases all of them.

¿Debo compartir mi helado?

November 10, 2015
Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 2015.
57 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Translation of: Should I share my ice cream?
Gerald the elephant has a big decision to make, but will he make it in time?

¡Hoy volaré!

November 10, 2015
Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.
New York, New York : Libros Hyperion para niños, sello editorial de Disney Book Group, 2015.
57 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
While Piggie is determined to fly Elephant is skeptical, but when Piggie gets a little help from others, amazing things happen.

ʻAqlmand ullū aur bevqūf parinde aur dūsrī kahāniyāṉ = The wise owl and the foolish birds

November 10, 2015
Naʼī Dihlī : Qaumī Kaunsil barāʼe Farog̲ẖ-i Urdū Zabān : Bī Pī Āʼī Inḍiyā Prāʼīveṭ Limiṭeḍ, 2014.
16 pages : illustrations (color) ; 30 cm.
Translated from English.
Children's story.
Retold of selected Aesop's fables; for children.

Chabi āra lekhā sabai tomāra

November 10, 2015
Hāẏāṯ Māmuda, 1939- author.
Ḍhākā Tāmralipi, 2014.
15 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.
Illustrated children's tale.

Ḍungī ḍāṃsa

November 10, 2015
|6880-01 Bhūta, Bhāvanā Jaina.
Chennai : Tulika Publishers, 2015.
[24] p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 25 cm.
Translated from English.
Children's story.
Dhum Dhum Dhum... dhup dhup dhup... Dungi dances to a dhinchak beat in this foot-tapping story that will make young readers move and groove, clap and tap!

Ippaṭiyum oru pacu!

November 10, 2015
|6880-01 Mahāśvetā Debī, 1926-
Chennai : Tulika Publishers, 2015.
[24] p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Translated from Bengali.
Children's story.
Nyadosh the cow has a fierce gleam in her eyes and a furious appetite. She chomps on textbooks, feasts on frocks and devours anything blue in colour. But once this incredible cow gets onto the ilish fish trail, there's just no stopping her.

Sikkhiādāika bāla kathāwāṃ

November 10, 2015
Ḍaḍawiṇḍī, Balabīra Siṅgha, author.
Chandigarh, India : Lokgeet Parkashan, 2015.
59 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Children's stories.
Children's stories based on moral theme.

The Donkey Lady fights La Llorona and other scary stories

November 9, 2015
Garza, Xavier.
Houston, TX : Piñata Books, an imprint of Arte Publico Press, [2015]
83, 83 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Funded by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
English and Spanish versions bound back to back.
The Donkey Lady fights La Llorona = La Senora Asno se enfrenta a La Llorona -- Holes = Hoyos -- The gift that is a curse -- The egg = El huevo -- Grandpa Tito's book = El libro del Abuelo Tito -- The Blood-Sucking Beast = El Chupacabras -- Tunnels = Tuneles -- The Devil is making him do it = El Diablo me esta haciendo hacerlo -- The money tree = El arbol de dinero -- The Devil in Mrs. Leal's Class = El Diablo en la clase de la Senora Leal -- The selfie = "El autorretrato" -- Can I keep him? = ¿Me lo puedo quedar?

The first flute = Whowhoahyahzo Tohkohya

October 22, 2015
Bouchard, Dave, author.
Markham, Ontario : Red Deer Press, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Accompanied by a bilingual Dakota and English audio recording.
Dancing Raven was a dancer - the best from all the nations. But the other men and boys in his village don't appreciate Dancing Raven's talent - hunting, fishing and tracking are the truly important talents. Dancing Raven must prove to his village the importance of his song.

The apple tree

October 21, 2015
Tharp-Thee, Sandy, author.
[Oklahoma City, OK] : The Road Runner Press, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
A little boy plants an apple seed, and as soon as it sprouts the boy can see the apple tree it is meant to be. But the little apple tree isn't so sure. Young and impatient, the tree begins to doubt its calling, especially after apples fail to appear that first October. How can the little boy encourage the tree to give the seasons and years the time to work their magic?

The remembering day

October 19, 2015
Mora, Pat.
Houston, TX : Pinata Books, an imprint of Arte Publico Press, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Long ago in what would come to be called Mexico, as Mama Alma and her granddaughter, Bella, recall happy times while walking in the garden they have tended together since Bella was a baby, Mama Alma asks that after she is gone her family remember her on one special day each year. Includes facts about The Remembering Day, El dia de los muertos.

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