New Arrivals · Kids’ Foreign Language Fiction & Easy Books

April 8, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Don Quixote : a Spanish language primer

April 7, 2015
Adams, Jennifer, 1970- author.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 17 cm.
On board pages.
Cover title.
Introduce your toddler to Spanish words such as 'book - los libros', 'lady - la dama' and 'friend - el amigo'. This series highlights vocabulary based on classic literature.

Squirrel round and round : a bilingual book of seasons

March 19, 2015
Yang, Belle, author, illustrator.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
Squirrel is busy all year long, from one season into the next and back again. Birds feed their babies in spring, fireflies wink on a summer night, yellow leaves flutter in fall, and squirrel makes fresh tracks in winter's snow. Look for an explanation of tonal marks at the end of the story, along with a pinyin translation of the Chinese characters.

Hurry home, hedgehog! : a bilingual book of sounds

March 5, 2015
Yang, Belle, author, illustrator.
Somerville, Massachusetts Candlewick Press, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 18 cm
On board pages.
Wet weather is coming - whoosh! Hedgehog hurries along - pitter patter. What other sounds does he hear along the way? A bilingual board book in English and Mandarin Chinese.

The sheep beauty : a story in English and Chinese

January 28, 2015
Jian, Li (Art teacher), author, artist.
New York : Better Link Press, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 25 cm
"Stories of the Chinese zodiac"--Page 1 of cover.

Entre dos lunas

December 17, 2014
Creech, Sharon, author.
Barcelona : Editorial Noguer S.A., 2011.
284 pages ; 21 cm.
Translation of: Walk two moons.
After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

Call me tree = Llámame árbol

December 5, 2014
Gonzalez, Maya Christina, author, illustrator.
New York : Children's Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc., [2014]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Translated from the English.
"A bilingual poetic tale that follows one child/tree from the depths of Mami/Earth to the heights of the sky, telling a story about being free to grow and be who we are meant to be and honoring our relationship with the natural world"-- Provided by publisher.

Letters from heaven = Cartas del cielo

December 4, 2014
Gil, L. M. (Lydia M.), 1970-
Houston, TX : Pinata Books, an imprint of Arte Publico Press, 2014.
58, 58 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Têtê-bêche ; book presented in two parts bound back to back, two title pages.
Celeste is heartbroken when her grandmother dies, but when letters and recipes begin to arrive with her grandmother's advice and recipes, Celeste finds consolation in preparing the dishes for herself, her mother, and their friends. Includes six traditional Cuban recipes.

Only one you = Nadie como tú

November 28, 2014
Kranz, Linda, 1955- author, illustrator.
Lanham, Maryland : Taylor Trade Publishing : Distributed by National Book Network, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Originally published in English in Flagstaff, Ariz. by Rising Moon, 2006.
Little fish Adri promises to remember his parents' words of wisdom about how to live his life, such as "Find your own way. You don't have to follow the crowd" and "Make wishes on the stars in the nighttime sky."

You be you = Se siempre tú

November 28, 2014
Kranz, Linda, 1955-
Lanham, Maryland : Taylor Trade Publishing : Distributed by National Book Network, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Originally published in English in 2011.
After exploring his ocean home and seeing many different types of sea life, a young fish named Adri talks to his parents and learns that differences make the world colorful and beautiful.

Gina Sabayon détective

November 19, 2014
Verbizh, Myrha.
Paris : L'école des loisirs, 2013.
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Very classy in her black and silky suit, extremely efficient with her big eyes and long antennae, meet Gina Sabayon, a detective with gadgets worthy of James Bond.

Geheimversteck und Geisterstunde

November 19, 2014
Funke, Cornelia Caroline, author.
© 1998, 2013 Loewe Verlag.
58 pages : color illustrations, 22 cm
Der Bücherfresser -- Die Mutprobe -- Dachbodenluft schmeckt anders - Mäuserettung -- Wovon leben Gespenster?

Noev kovcheg

November 19, 2014
Altschuler, Sally.
Moskva : Izd-vo Clever, c2013.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm.

Kumira kumira

November 19, 2014
Rāẏa, Kinnara, 1953-
Kalakātā : De'ja Pābaliśiṃ, 2005.
96 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Short stories for juveniles.

Bhāratīya itihāsa ke Mahānāyaka

November 19, 2014
Dillī : Ṭinī Ṭôṭa Pablikeśansa, 2008.
144 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Stories for children.
Biographies of heros from Indian history.


November 19, 2014
|6880-01 Ṣrāf, Vaiṣāli.
Chennai : Tulika Publishers, 2014.
[24] p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 25 cm.
Translated from English.
Children's story.
When the teacher announces that the class will stage The Lion and the Mouse, Ari is thrilled. He knows he'll make a wonderful lion - even his name means 'lion'! But shy little Ari is neither noticed nor chosen. He goes home disappointed, but suddenly in his room a roaring, growling, prowling creature comes to life and a small, squeaky one too!

Rāshṭr dharm kī kahāniyāṉ

November 19, 2014
Jhārī, Kr̥shṇadeva, 1927-
New Delhi : Aameen Publications, 2014.
64 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Children's stories.
Qaumī jazbah -- Himmat vālā bālak -- Sabz inqilāb -- Fankār kī shahādat -- Bacpan kī dostī -- Jānbāz bahādur ʻaurat -- Mahābalī Bhīm.
Stories based on on patriotic themes; for juvenile.

Pimil : uri moduga tŭlŏya hanŭn iyagi

November 17, 2014
Hŏ, Ŭn-mi.
Kyŏnggi-do P'aju-si : Munhak Tongne, 2012.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 cm.

Los Osos Berenstain : escuela dominical

November 13, 2014
Berenstain, Jan, 1923-2012.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations 21 cm.
Los domingos la familia Oso se encuentra atareada y disfrutando toda clase de actividades, pero la iglesia no es una de ellas.

Nīlaphāmārira nīlagāi

November 10, 2014
Rāẏa, Kinnara, 1953-
Kalakātā : De'ja Pābaliśiṃ, 2013.
144 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Juvenile stories.
Stories based on adventurous themes; for juvenile.

Cecilia and Miguel are best friends

October 9, 2014
Bertrand, Diane Gonzales.
Houston, TX : Piñata Books, an imprint of Arte Público Press, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"In this celebration of friendship, best friends Cecilia and Miguel forgive mistakes, share adventures, and--sometimes--even become family"-- Provided by publisher.

Estas manos : manitas de mi familia = These hands : my family's hands

October 9, 2014
Caraballo, Samuel.
Houston, Texas : Piñata Books, Arte Público Press, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"In this ode to family, the young narrator compares the hands of family members to plants in the natural world. She promises to give back all the love they have always given her"-- Provided by publisher.

Moví la mano = I moved my hand

October 9, 2014
Luján, Jorge, author.
Toronto : Groundwood Books : House of Anansi Press, [2014].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
When a little girl moves her hand, she changes the world as she discovers it. As she moves her known world, she discovers her own power and creates everything anew. The poem, written by Argentine poet Jorge Luján, comes from a culture saturated with magic, in which even the very young can make the world by reaching out and moving it. Mandana Sadat's imaginative illustrations deepen and enrich the text. Moví la mano / I Moved My Hand is a very special contribution to the world of children's books for the very young (and the not so young).

Let's salsa = Bailemos salsa

October 9, 2014
Ruiz-Flores, Lupe.
Houston, TX : Piñata Books, 2013.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 29 cm.
"Funded by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, the Clayton Fund, and the Exemplar Program, a program of Americans for the Arts in collaboration with the LarsonAllen Public Services Group, funded by the Ford Foundation."
When Estella is banned from the adult exercise dance class, she decides to petition for childrens' rights--to have salsa dance classes at the community center.

Good dream, bad dream : the world's heroes save the night! = Sueño bueno, sueño malo : ¡los héroes del mundo salvan la noche!

October 9, 2014
Calle, Juan, 1977- author, illustrator.
San Francisco : Immedium, Inc., 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
"A father comforts his restive son by telling him that people all over the world have imagined that heroes can help turn their bad dreams into good ones (with bilingual Spanish translation)"-- Provided by publisher.

Cinco monitos subidos a un árbol = Five little monkeys sitting in a tree

October 9, 2014
Christelow, Eileen, author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 x 19 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
When Mama takes the five little monkeys to the river for a picnic, they found out what happens when they tease a crocodile.


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