New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

August 18, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Paladin's handbook : official guidebook of Voltron legendary defender

August 17, 2017
Cregg, R. J., author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2017.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"By R.J. Cregg"--Publisher's website.
"Learn all about what it takes to be a Paladin of Voltron in this epic guide to the hit Netflix series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender!"--Back cover.

Over the garden wall

August 16, 2017
McHale, Pat, author.
Los Angeles, CA : KaBoom!, 2016-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
"Originally published in single magazine form." --Title page verso.
v. 1. Collects Over the garden wall special no. 1 and Over the garden wall no. 1-4 -- v. 2. Collects Over the garden wall ongoing no. 5-8

13 art materials children should know

August 16, 2017
Marchioro, Narcisa, author.
Munich : Prestel, 2017.
45 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Presents information about thirteen kinds of artistic materials that artists use in their work, and includes visual spreads, detailed descriptions, and a timeline that places key artworks in their historical contexts.

Mega Princess

August 16, 2017
Thompson, Kelly, 1976- author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form as Mega Princess No. 1-5.
When Max is bestowed with the powers of every princess in the known universe she longs to reject this royal convention and follow in the footsteps of her greatest heroes: Philip Marlowe! Sherlock Holmes! Miss Marple! Poor Max fears her detective career may end before it starts, that is, until her baby brother is kidnapped...

Robots can't dance : and other fun facts

August 16, 2017
Eliot, Hannah, author.
New York : Little Simon, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm.
Discusses the types of inventions that have been created, providing facts on such technologies as robots, 3-D movies, televisions, air travel, energy sources, telephones, and cameras.

Warriors. Graystripe's adventure

August 16, 2017
Hunter, Erin.
©2008
264 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 19 cm
"Includes all three books in the Graystripe's Adventure triology." --Back cover.
The lost warrior -- Warrior's refuge -- Warrior's return.

Fun with fidget spinners : 50 super cool trick & activities

August 16, 2017
King, David, 1993- author.
©2017
80 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Presents information on how a fidget spinner works and how to make them go faster. Provides instructions for fidget spinner tricks ranging from beginner to intermediate to advanced levels"-- Provided by publisher.

Pearl's new tooth : a book about caring for your teeth

August 16, 2017
Dinmont, Kerry, 1982- author.
Mankato, MN : The Child's World, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Introduces readers to Pearl and how she cares for her teeth. Discusses the benefits and best practices for taking care of teeth. Additional features to aid comprehension include vivid photographs, Common Core questions and activities, a phonetic glossary, and sources for further research."--Publisher's website.

Wicked bugs : the meanest, deadliest, grossest bugs on earth

August 16, 2017
Stewart, Amy, author.
©2017
xi, 177 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Brazilian wandering spider -- Tsetse fly -- Assassin bug -- Mosquito -- Oriental rat flea -- Curse of the scorpion -- Cockroach -- Deer tick -- Bed bug -- Body lice -- Head lice -- The enemy within -- Nightcrawler -- Brown marmorated stink bug -- African bat bug -- Millipede -- Zombies -- Death-watch beetle -- Rocky mountain locust -- Mountain pine beetle -- Formosan subterranean termite -- Corpse eaters -- Asian giant hornet -- Paederus beetle -- Brown recluse -- Giant centipede -- Scabies mite -- Bombardier beetle -- Tarantula -- Stinging caterpillars -- The ants go marching -- Black widow -- Chigoe flea -- Chigger mite -- Sand fly -- Black fly -- Filth fly -- I've got you under my skin -- Fear of bugs.
"Wicked Bugs: The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth is a middle-grade adaptation of Amy Stewart's Wicked Bugs that features profiles of the world's scariest, deadliest, and grossest bugs, from the most painful hornet to flies that transmit deadly diseases to millipedes that stop traffic, to "bookworms" that devour libraries. With its featured bugs organized by categories that match the upper elementary science curriculum, this humorous, fascinating, and seriously icky book will has color illustrations throughout"-- Provided by publisher.

Jack the Ripper

August 16, 2017
Burgan, Michael, author.
New York : Aladdin, [2017]
198 pages ; 22 cm.
Looks at one of historys most infamous serial killers known for committing gruesome murders in the late nineteenth-century who remains one of the world's most infamous criminals.

How to ace the National Geographic Bee : official study guide

August 15, 2017
Cunha, Stephen F., author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2017]
173 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
The why of where: defining geography -- Bee basics: understanding the contest -- Top ten study tips -- Conquering the questions -- Tips from bee finalists -- Resources Genghis Khan would have loved -- Note to the teachers -- Answers -- Countries of the world index.
This book promotes the concepts that the National Geography Standards say U.S. students in grades 4 to 8 should understand. It will serve as a creative road map for students and teachers preparing for the Bee.

Architecture : cool women who design structures

August 15, 2017
Schmermund, Elizabeth.
North Mankato, MN : Nomad Press, 2017.
106 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"What style building do you live in? Is it a skyscraper, a Victorian home, or a modern building? Who designed it? Why did they choose that design? "Architecture: cool women who design structures" examines the history of architecture and the careers of three women who are working as architects today. Patricia Galvan works in commercial and interior architecture and is the chairwoman for the American Institute of Architects' Women in Architecture committee. Farida Abu-Bakare is an architect who designs science labs for universities and other institutions. Maia Small works as an architect and urban designer at the City of San Francisco Planning Department. All of these women work hard in their chosen field and show an active interest in encouraging kids to strive toward their career goals in architecture!"--back cover

A bear's life

August 15, 2017
McAllister, Ian, 1969- author, photographer.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm.
"This nonfiction picture book is full of stunning wildlife photographs of the bears of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia."-- Provided by publisher.

The gross cookbook : awesome recipes for (deceptively) disgusting treats kids can make

August 15, 2017
Tee, Susanna, author.
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2017]
64 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Prepare to be disgusted! -- Squiggly jelly worms -- Chewy Caterpillars (real) -- Cat poop in a litter box -- Civet cat poop coffee (real) -- Frog eggs -- Stinking fruit (real) -- Severed fingers -- Bat soup (real) -- Human brain -- Sheep's head (real) -- Bloody intestines -- Stinkheads (real) -- Rotten eggs -- Baby bird embryos (real) -- Dirty worm hash -- Wasp crackers (real) -- Big green boogers -- Wriggling octopus (real) -- Bloodshot eyes cubes -- Fish eyeballs (real) -- Roasted mice -- Roasted Rat (real) -- Maggot-infested brownies -- Maggoty cheese (real) -- Slimy snail trails -- Fried tarantulas (real) -- Baked human hand -- Whale skin (real) -- Chewy cockroaches -- Deep fried rattlesnake (real) -- Plan a party -- Rules of the kitchen -- Cooking lingo -- Index.
"Do you want to GROSS OUT your friends? Do you like making people LAUGH? Would you like to throw the best HALLOWEEN party? THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU! Inside you'll find all the best recipes for foods that LOOK DISGUSTING but are actually DELICIOUS! From (fake) rotten eggs to big green (fake) boogers, these recipes are sure to make the grossest, most disgusting (but completely harmless and totally delicious) foods ever! BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Included with all of the gross (but yummy) recipes are facts about REAL gross foods eaten all around the world! Learn the truth about eating fish heads in Alaska and wasp crackers in Japan and so much more."--Back cover

Alexander Graham Bell answers the call

August 15, 2017
Fraser, Mary Ann, author.
Watertwon, MA : Charlesbridge, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm

Eclipses

August 14, 2017
Hunter, Nick.
Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, ©2013.
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Out of this world -- Day and night -- Earth, sun, and moon -- Solar eclipse -- Total eclipse -- How do solar eclipses happen? -- Animals and eclipses -- Eclipse of the moon -- Exploring eclipses -- Across the solar system -- Eclipses in the past -- See for yourself -- Model an eclipse.
"This book looks at solar and lunar eclipses, providing background information about the sun, the moon and our planet. The book covers what an eclipse is, what eclipses can look like, how they happen, the effects on wildlife, what people thought of eclipses in the past, how they are studied today, and about eclipses on other planets. A fun activity is provided along with advice on viewing eclipses. Beautiful photographs and simple text help to engage readers and aid their understanding"--Provided by publisher.

Dangerous Jane

August 11, 2017
Slade, Suzanne, author.
Atlanta : Peachtree, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Describes the life and accomplishments of the founder of Hull House, a settlement house in Chicago, where she provided aid to immigrant families and whose legacy is still evident today.

The Crayola comparing sizes book

August 11, 2017
Shepherd, Jodie, author.
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
The size of things -- Comparing -- Size order -- World of colors.
Explores ways to compare size using crayons and photographs to illustrate concepts.

The Crayola counting book

August 11, 2017
Schuh, Mari C., 1975-
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Counting fun -- Counting groups -- Adding and subtracting -- Count them all.
Explores ways to count using crayons to illustrate concepts.

The Crayola opposites book

August 11, 2017
Shepherd, Jodie, author.
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, 2018.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.

The Crayola patterns book

August 11, 2017
Schuh, Mari C., 1975- author.
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, 2018.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Patterns All Around -- Patterns That People Make -- Patterns in Nature -- So Many Patterns -- World of Colors.

The Crayola shapes book

August 11, 2017
Schuh, Mari C., 1975-
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Shapes all around -- All kinds of shapes -- Fun with shapes -- World of colors.
Features colorful shapes in the world through photographs and activities to draw.

The Crayola sorting book

August 11, 2017
Shepherd, Jodie, author.
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, 2018.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.

Hooray for dentists!

August 11, 2017
Kenan, Tessa, author.
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Dentists keep our teeth healthy -- Dentist tools -- Picture glossary.
"Open up wide! Dentists have the important job of making sure your teeth are clean and healthy. They look at your teeth to make sure you don't have any cavities and that you are flossing! Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how dentists serve their community. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills" --Amazon.com

Hooray for doctors!

August 11, 2017
Kenan, Tessa, author.
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Doctors care for patients -- Doctor tools -- Picture glossary.
"Doctors know many things about health and the human body! By examining patients and prescribing medicine, doctors find out what is making someone sick and how to make them feel better"-- Provided by publisher.

Hooray for garbage collectors!

August 11, 2017
Kenan, Tessa, author.
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Keeping communities clean -- Garbage collector tools -- Picture glossary.
"Who disposes of your garbage when your trash can is full? Garbage collectors are very important to keeping your community clean. Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how garbage collectors serve their community. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills" --Amazon.com

Hooray for librarians!

August 11, 2017
Kenan, Tessa, author.
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Librarians help us learn -- Librarian tools -- Picture glossary.
"Do you like to visit the library? Librarians have the important job of keeping the library's materials in order and helping people find what they are looking for. Discover more about the importance of librarians and how they help your community, with carefully leveled text and vivid photos. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills" --Amazon.com

Hooray for mail carriers!

August 11, 2017
Kenan, Tessa, author.
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Mail carriers bring us mail -- Mail carrier tools -- Photo glossary.
"How does your mail get in your mailbox? Mail carriers are responsible for making sure everyone's mail arrives in their mailbox on time. Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how mail carriers serve their community. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills" --Amazon.com

May's wild walk

August 11, 2017
MissPaty, 1979- author, illustrator.
©2014
40 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Ignored by her sisters while they plan a party, baby May crawls into the letter carrier's bag and is transported into the woods, where she meets animals who are ready to play.

Crafty Cat and the crafty camp crisis

August 10, 2017
Harper, Charise Mericle, author, artist.
New York : First Second, 2017.
122 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Instructions for six easy do-it-yourself projects are included."--Back cover
When a bossy classmate tries to take over second-grader Birdie's crafting day-camp, the little girl's alter ego, Crafty Cat, saves the day.

The ballad of Little Joe

August 10, 2017
Linne, Aaron, author.
[Nashville, TN] : B&H Publishing Group, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Perfect for early readers!"--Cover.
"Little Joe is his father's favorite son. When his jealous brothers sell Joe into slavery in Dodge Ball City, he goes to work for McPotiphar. But just when Joe makes employee of the month, he gets framed for stealing. Is God really still with him? This retelling of the biblical story of Joseph reminds us that during hard times, God can work all things out for good."--Back cover.

King George and the Ducky

August 10, 2017
Linne, Aaron, adapter.
[Nashville, TN] : B & H Publishing Group, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Perfect for early readers!"--Cover.
Selfish King George decides that he wants to play with all the rubber duckies in the land, especially the one owned and loved by the brave soldier Thomas, but there is a chance that he will learn to overcome his selfishness before it is too late.

MacLarry and the Stinky Cheese Battle

August 10, 2017
Linne, Aaron, author.
[Nashville, TN] : B & H Publishing Group, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Perfect for early readers!"--Cover.
"A message on getting along with others." --Back cover.

Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue

August 10, 2017
Linne, Aaron, author.
[Nashville, TN] : B&H Publishing Group, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Perfect for early readers!"--Cover.
"A message on helping others". --Back cover.

Veggies in space : the fennel frontier

August 10, 2017
Linne, Aaron, author.
[Nashville, TN] : B & H Publishing Group, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Perfect for early readers!"--Cover.
"Join Captain Cuke and his loyal first officer, Mr. Spork, as they embark on an out-of-this-world adventure to bravely travel where no Veggie has ever gone before."--Back cover.

Basketball Science

August 10, 2017
Clausen-Grace, Nicki, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, ]2018]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Working for the win -- Forces and motion -- Gane-changing technology -- Engineered for the win.
"With powerful infographics and leveled text, explores the science, technology, engineering, and math used in modern pro basketball"--Provided by publisher.

Animal robots

August 10, 2017
Troupe, Thomas Kingsley, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2018]
31 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
A wild robot -- Building robot animals -- Wired wildlife -- Helping humans.
"Investigate robots that mimic animal behaviors with leveled text, infographics, and dynamic photos"--Provided by publisher.

Baseball's sluggers

August 10, 2017
Peterson, Megan Cooley, author.
North Mankato, MN : Black Rabbit Books, [2017]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Slugging it out -- The players -- Rank it!

Basketball's great players

August 10, 2017
Peterson, Megan Cooley, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2017]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
On the Court -- The Players -- Rank It!

Dinosaurs

August 10, 2017
Peterson, Megan Cooley, author.
North Mankato, MN : Black Rabbit Books, [2017]
31 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
When dinosaurs walked the Earth -- The dinos -- Rank it!

Mixed martial artists

August 10, 2017
Noll, Elizabeth, author.
North Mankato, MN : Black Rabbit Books, [2017]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Into the cage -- the players -- Rank it!

Special ops forces

August 10, 2017
Noll, Elizabeth, author.
North Mankato, MN : Black Rabbit Books, [2017]
31 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Secret missions -- Special ops forces -- Rank it!

Stock car drivers

August 10, 2017
Peterson, Megan Cooley, author.
North Mankato, MN : Black Rabbit Books, [2017]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Start your engines -- The drivers -- Rank it!

Basketball superstars

August 10, 2017
Clausen-Grace, Nicki, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2018]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Working for the win -- Guards -- Fowards -- Centers.
"With powerful infographics and leveled text, explores modern pro basketball superstars"--Provided by publisher.

Basketball Teams by the Numbers

August 10, 2017
Clausen-Grace, Nicki, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2018]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Working for the win - In the finals -- On the money -- Every point counts.
"With powerful infographics and leveled text, explores the statistics of modern pro basketball teams"--Provided by publisher.

Football Science

August 10, 2017
Clausen-Grace, Nicki, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2018]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Working for the win -- All kinds of engery -- Game-changing technology -- Engineered for a win.
"With powerful infographics and leveled text, explores the science, technology, engineering, and math used in modern pro football"--Provided by publisher.

Football Superstars

August 10, 2017
Clausen-Grace, Nicki, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2018]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Working for the win -- Offensive players -- Defensive players -- Special teams players.
"With powerful infographics and leveled text, explores modern pro football superstars"--Provided by publisher.

Football Teams by the Numbers

August 10, 2017
Clausen-Grace, Nicki, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2018]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Working for the win -- Super Bowl superstars -- On the money -- Every point counts.
"With powerful infographics and leveled text, explores the statistics of modern pro football teams"--Provided by publisher.

Battling robots

August 10, 2017
Troupe, Thomas Kingsley, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2018]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
A battling robot -- Building battling robots -- Wired warriors -- Robots and humans.
"Investigate battling robots with leveled text, infographics, and dynamic photos"--Provided by publisher.

Medical robots

August 10, 2017
Troupe, Thomas Kingsley.
Mankato, Minnesota : Black Rabbit Books, [2018]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
A helping robot -- Built for working with people -- Wired, wearable robots -- Helping humans.
"Investigate robots used to help doctors and nurses with leveled text, infographics, and dynamic photos"--Provided by publisher.

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