New Arrivals · Kids’ Foreign Language Fiction & Easy Books

April 26, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A charmed life

April 25, 2016
Barbieri, Gladys Elizabeth, author.
Houston, Texas : Piñata Books/Arte Público Press, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
"Felicia always feels very small when she and her mom walk by the huge homes and beautiful gardens to the house where her mother works as a cleaning lady. "I need you to behave," her mother says, reminding her of all the things she should and shouldn't do...This bilingual picture book will lend itself to conversations about hopes and dreams and the differences among people."--Amazon summary.

The story circle

April 25, 2016
Bertrand, Diane Gonzales, author.
Houston, Texas : Piñata Books, an imprint of Arte Publico Press, [2016].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Monster storms closed the school for three days. "Carpets bubbled with mud. Green slime swallowed books." And when the children returned, the new bookshelves in the classroom were empty. "What will we do for story circle?" they ask. With the kids sitting around her on the new rug, the teacher tells a story about a boy who loved to fly. Afterwards, she asks them what pictures they imagined. Each one sees something different: wings like yellow sunbeams, a pond that looks like a green button and cloud horses running in the blue sky. Soon, all the children are excitedly raising their hands to tell their own stories.

Peppa se va a dormir

April 7, 2016
Winthrop, Barbara.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Translation of: Bedtime for Peppa.
"First Scholastic Spanish printing."
It is bedtime for Peppa and George, but the little piggies are not sleepy! They must take their bath, brush their teeth, and listen to a story before they can have sweet dreams. Join Peppa and George on an adorable bedtime-themed tale in this storybook based on the hit Nick Jr. show! --Publisher

Dragonfly kites

March 30, 2016
Highway, Tomson, 1951- author.
Markham, Ontario : Fifth House Publishers, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
HarperCollins edition published in 2002 [with parallel title: Pimihákanisa]
Dragonfly Kites refers to "kites" made by tying a string around the middles of dragonflies. Two Cree brothers in northern Manitoba fly these kites during the day, but at night fly themselves in their dreams.This is the second book in the Magical Songs of the North Wind trilogy.

Bhārtī, ek lārvā = Bharati the caterpillar

March 15, 2016
Padma , T. V. (T. Venkatraman), 1969- author.
Naʼī Dihlī : Qaumī Kaunsil barāʼe Farog̲ẖ-i Urdū Zabān : Bī Pī Āʼī Inḍiyā Prāʼīveṭ Limiṭeḍ, 2014.
16 page : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Translation of: Bharati the caterpillar.
Children's story.
Story based on a caterpillar and how it turns into a butterfly; for children.

Choṭṭa Lāli

March 15, 2016
Jain, Alankrita, illustrator.
Chennai : Tulika Publishers, 2013.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 x 22 cm
Story about imagination of Lālī about being very small.

Dabaṅga gāya hamārī

March 15, 2016
Mahāśvetā Debī, 1926-
Chennai : Tulika Publishers, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 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.

Kaṭalait tēṭiya tavaḷai

March 15, 2016
Ṣankar, Kārttik.
Banglore : Pratham Books, 2015.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Translated from English.
Philautus, the little tree frog wants to see the wide blue sea, so far away from his home on Big Tree, in the middle of forest. Take a magnificent trek with Philautus across the Western Ghats teeming with creatures that are funny, fat and fascinating.

How Monkey says "My name is!" : an adventure in eight languages

March 10, 2016
Samoun, Abigail, 1974- author.
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm

How Iguana says "I love you!" : an adventure in eight languages

March 10, 2016
Samoun, Abigail, 1974- author.
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm

Super Loup va à L'École

March 7, 2016
Leroy, Jean, author.
26 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 19 x 19 cm
"Tome 4 des aventures de notre Super Loup. Leçon n°4 : Super Loup est un super élève. C'est la rentrée! Super Loup est trop content. Il va à l'école. A l'école, il s'applique pour écrire le mot du jour. A la cantine, Super Loup fait le plein de force! Pendant la sieste, Super Loup empoisonne ses camarades par ses ronflements. Sur le thème du dessin "Qu'est-ce qui te fait le plus peur", Super Loup sait bien ce qu'il va dessiner... Et en éducation physique, Super Loup montre qu'il est aussi Super fort! Et voilà. C'est déjà l'heure des mamans. La maman de Super Loup est tràs fière de découvrir le mot du jour : MAMAN Le papa de super loup est aussi très ému de découvrir que ce qui fait le plus peur à Super Loup, c'est son papa! Mais quand la maman demande à Super Loup ce qu'il fera demain, c'est tout naturellement qu'il répond : "Je n'y vais plus, M'man! Je suis un super élève... Et pour un super élève, une seule journée d'école suffit." -- publisher's or seller's website.

Heute bin ich Ritterin

March 7, 2016
Englebert, Jean-Luc, author, illustrator.
© 2015 (French edition and German translation).
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
First published in French in Paris, France, by l'́dcole de loisirs, in 2015.
"Papa, noch eine Geschichte!", fordert die Tochter den Vater vor dem Schlafengehen auf. Denn selbst im Nachthemd kann man noch ganz schön viel erleben! Prinzessin sein, oder Hexe, oder... Ritterin! Doch das Leben als Ritterin ist nicht sorgenfrei - zum Beispiel, wenn die eigenen Soldaten rebellieren und einen einsperren, nur weil man keine Lust mehr hat, weiterzukämpfen. Ob da die heraneilenden Helden helfen können? Der König? Der Prinz? Oder muss doch Papa noch mal eingreifen? Mit viel Witz erzählt Jean-Luc Englebert von einem kleinen Mädchen, das sich nicht so leicht geschlagen gibt, und von einem Vater, der immer eine Fortsetzung findet für die Geschichte, ganz egal, wie hoch der Einsatz dafür ist..." -- publisher's or bookseller's website.

I due pappagalli pigliatutto = Dos pajaritos

March 7, 2016
Dipacho, 1984-
Firenze [Italy] : Editrice Aam Terra Nuova, 2015.
1 v. (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 23 cm
Parallel title from title page verso.

Kotënok Shmi︠a︡k i morskie istorii

March 7, 2016
|6880-01 Scotton, Rob, author.
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Splat's family is going to the beach--and Splat can't wait to find a shell with the sound of the sea inside! But when all he finds are broken shells, can a friend in the ocean help save the day?

ʻAqlmand Brahmin aur dūsrī kahāniyāṉ = The wise Brahmin

February 19, 2016
Naʼī Dihlī : Qaumī Kaunsil barāʼe Farog̲ẖ-i Urdū Zabān : Bī Pī Āʼī Inḍiyā Prāʼīveṭ Limiṭeḍ, 2014.
16 page : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Translated from English.
Children's stories.
Didactic stories from Panchatantra, Sanskrit classic; retold for children.

Ṭuṅkim ṭāṉs

February 19, 2016
Bhūta, Bhāvanā Jaina, author.
Chennai : Tulika Publishers, 2015..
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Translated from English.

Galī ke raṅga

February 19, 2016
Kumāra, Mālā.
Banglore : Pratham Books, 2015.
12 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Translated from English.
There is so much to see on a street. Join Sonu, Monu and Rina on a colourful walk down the lane.

Kanu Panu

February 19, 2016
Whitaker, Zai, author.
Chennai, India : Tulika Publishers, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Translated from the English.
Story based on a little boy who live in his imaginary world.


February 17, 2016
Kadohata, Cynthia.
León : Everest, ©2006.
191 pages ; 21 cm.
Traducido del japonese con el mismo título.
Un relato de la amistad cercana de dos hermanas japonés. Criadas en Georgia durante los 1950s el principio de los 1960s, y la desesperación cuando una de ellas muere.

Joelito's big decision = La gran decisión de Joelito

February 12, 2016
Berlak, Ann.
[Charleston, S.C.] : Hard Ball Press, 2015.
33 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Every Friday evening Joelito goes with his family to MacMann's for a juicy burger. But this Friday Joelito finds his best friend Brandon standing with his parents in a crowd protesting their low pay at the fast food restaurant. Will Joelito cross the picket line for a tasty burger?"--Publisher's website.

¿Como son buenos amigos los dinosaurios?

February 11, 2016
Yolen, Jane, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
A young dinosaur shows how to stay friends even after having a fight with his best friend.

¿Cómo machacar brujas?

February 9, 2016
Leblanc, Catherine, 1956- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Tienes miedo de los monstruos y las brujas? No te preocupes mas! Gracias a la coleccion Como machacar NUNCA volveras a tener miedo. Quien no ha temblado ante la idea de una bruja agazapada debajo de la cama o un monstruo escondido en el armario del dormitorio? Estos albumes te dan la oportunidad de vencer a estas espeluznantes criaturas. Llenos de divertidos, ingeniosos y practicos consejos, estos libros te prometen que ninguno de ellos volvera a asustarte,"

¿Cómo machacar monstruos?

February 9, 2016
Leblanc, Catherine, 1956- author.
1 volume (unpaged): color illustrations ; 29 cm
"¿Cómo machacar monstruos? Hay muchos tipos de monstruos: grandes, pequeños, los que babean, los que pican o los que gruñen... ¡Pero todos son mucho menos fuertes de lo que aparentan!"--Page [4] of cover.

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.
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.


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