New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

May 22, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Boredom busters : over 50 awesome activities for children aged 7 years +

May 21, 2015
Fernandez, Caroline (Blogger), author.
New York : CICO Kidz, [2014]
128 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Provides over fifty activities to entertain children at home or in the classroom, from egg carton creatures and plastic bottle tornadoes to ice cream cone cupcakes and wooden spoon puppets.

Ready for division

May 20, 2015
Wingard-Nelson, Rebecca.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, Inc., [2014]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Previously published as: Division made easy. ©2005.
What Is division? -- Why divide? -- Division terms -- Division and multiplication -- Division facts -- Zero and one -- Long division -- Dividing greater numbers -- What are remainders? -- The largest remainder -- Dividing by greater numbers -- Powers of ten -- Multiples of ten -- Division and estimation -- Properties and division -- Checking your answer -- Division key words -- Word problems -- Understanding the remainder -- Word problems and remainders.
"Learn the properties of division with such topics as inverse operations, key words, interpreting remainders, and dividing great numbers"-- Provided by publisher.

Maddy Kettle : the adventure of the Thimblewitch

May 20, 2015
Orchard, Eric, author, illustrator.
©2014
89 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Eleven-year-old Maddy loved working in her parents' bookstore, especially when joined by her pet flying toad Ralph. But that was before the mysterious Thimblewitch turned her mom & dad into kangaroo rats! Now Maddy's on the adventure of a lifetime. To save her parents, she'll need to sneak past an army of spider-goblins, scarecrow warriors, and much more. Fortunately, an assortment of new friends await, including the cloud cartographers Harry and Silvio, a bear and raccoon who explore the world in their moon-balloon. They'll help her along the way, but in the end, the fate of everyone will depend on Maddy's courage, compassion, and creativity.

Fly Guy presents : firefighters

May 20, 2015
Arnold, Tedd, author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Buzz and Fly Guy visit the firehouse, where they learn facts about firefighters, fire trucks, and fire safety .

Where is the Empire State Building?

May 19, 2015
Pascal, Janet B., author.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2015]
108 pages : illustrations : 20 cm
New York City boasts one of the most famous skylines in the world, and the Empire State Building is undeniably the focal point of this incredible view. At 102 stories, the structure was no small feat. In fact, its construction coincided with the onset of the Great Depression, and so progress was met with numerous setbacks. Still, because of the efficiency that went into the building's development, it only took a year and forty-five days to complete! In this informative, easy-to-read account, Janet B. Pascal describes the rise of skyscrapers in the United States, the intricacies of the groundbreaking construction process, and the effect the iconic Empire State Building continues to have today.

Gunslingers and cowboys

May 19, 2015
Nolan, Frederick W., 1931- author.
Mankato, MN : Arcturus, 2015.
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Railroads and cowtowns -- Wild Bill, Prince of Pistoleers -- Dodge City gunfights -- Homesteaders and feuding clans -- The Lincoln county war -- Wyatt Earp, Tombstone & the O.K. Corral -- Romancing the desperado.
Explores the rise of cattle towns, the origins of the North American cowboy, and the civil unrest and conflict that followed in their wake.-- From cover.

Craft projects for Minecraft and pixel art fans : unofficial how to guide : 15 fun, easy-to-make projects

May 19, 2015
Knight, Choly, author.
©2014.
63 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"No. 5501"--P. [4] of cover.
"Bring your Minecraft adventure to life with easy-to-make craft projects! Use this imaginative book to create instantly recognizable toys, jewelry, wearables, and accessories, based on one of the most popular video games of all time."--P. [4] of cover.

Daylight starlight wildlife

May 18, 2015
Minor, Wendell, author.
New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"An introduction to diurnal (daytime) and nocturnal (nighttime) animals"-- Provided by publisher.

Who was Steve Irwin?

May 18, 2015
Anastasio, Dina, author.
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]
106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Describes the life and career of Steve Irwin, famously known as the Crocodile Hunter, from his childhood and early love of animals to his rise in popularity as a film and television star and naturalist.

Where Is Mount Everest?

May 18, 2015
Medina, Nico, 1982- author.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2015]
105 pages : illustrations : 20 cm
As the recent deaths of sixteen Sherpas underscore, climbing Mount Everest remains a daunting challenge. Located in the Himalayas, Everest is the highest mountain in the world at a whopping 29,029 feet. In this compelling narrative, Nico Medina guides readers through the mountain's ancient beginnings, first human settlers, historic climbs, and the modern commercialization of mountain-climbing. With stories of expeditions gone wrong and miraculously successful summit climbs, this is a thrilling addition to the Where Is . . . ? series!

My family, your family

May 18, 2015
Bullard, Lisa, author.
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
A treasure hunt -- Other kinds of families -- Families take care of you -- Different can be great -- Make a "one great thing" poster.
Examines the ways in which families can differ, such as differing numbers of parents and children in individual homes.

Bacake saṛaka toṃ

May 18, 2015
Nīloṃ, Kamalajīta.
Ludhiāṇā : Cetanā Prakāshana, 2014.
32 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Children's poems.

Kuṭṭi ṭālfiṉ Irā

May 18, 2015
Dattatri, Shekar.
Chennai : Tulika Publishers, 2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., maps ; 18 x 24 cm.
Translated from English.
Ira does happy backflips in the calm waters of Chilika Lake. But she and the other friendly Irrawady dolphins must be mindful of the hidden dangers that lurk all around.

Bāla waṇḍaṇa ḵẖushaboāṃ

May 18, 2015
Bhullara, Yādawindara Siṅgha.
Caṇḍīgaṛha : Sāĭmsa ate Janarala Pabalisharaza, [c2013]
56 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Children's poems.

Tuniit : mysterious folk of the Arctic

May 18, 2015
Qitsualik-Tinsley, Rachel, 1953- author.
Iqaluit, Nunavut : Inhabit Media, [2014]
31 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

Choṭu śuśuka Irā

May 18, 2015
Dattatri, Shekar.
Chennai : Tulika Publishers, 2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., maps ; 18 x 24 cm.
Translated from English.
Ira does happy backflips in the calm waters of Chilika Lake. But she and the other friendly Irrawady dolphins must be mindful of the hidden dangers that lurk all around.

Kachvā aur ḵẖargosh : baccoṉ ke liʼe naẓmeṉ

May 18, 2015
Ismāʼīl Meraṭhī, 1844-1917, author.
Dihlī : Ejūkeshnal Pablishing Hāʼūs, 2013.
20 pages ; 23 cm
"Baccoṉ kā adab"--Cover.
Ek baccah aur jugnū kī bāteṉ -- Garmī kā mausam -- Sac kaho -- Vaʻẓ -- Dānāʼoṉ kī naṣīḥat dil se suno -- Barsāt -- Kachvā aur ḵẖargosh.
Poetry about the tortoise and the hare.

DK Merriam-Webster children's dictionary.

May 15, 2015
New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2015.
960 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Animal mouths

May 15, 2015
Holland, Mary, 1946-
Mt. Pleasant, SC : Arbordale Publishing, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Vincent van Gogh

May 15, 2015
Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic, 2015.
32 pages : colored illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Briefly recounts the Dutch painter's life and work.

Claude Monet

May 15, 2015
Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic, 2015.
32 pages : colored illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Briefly recounts the French impressionist painter's life and work.

Migration nation : animals on the go from coast to coast

May 13, 2015
O'Sullivan, Joanne, author.
Watertown, MA : Imagine! Publishing, [2015]
96 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
"Ranger Rick"--Cover.
Migration by land. Snake road: along the herptile highway ; The pronghorn path: life in the fast lane ; Bison boulevard: the high road and the low road ; Polar bear parkway: exit north -- Migration by sea. Manatee trail: no speed limit necessary ; Salmon street: born to run ; The gray whale way: Baja or bust -- Migration by sky. The crane corridor: rush hour in the sky ; The monarch flyway: the great glide.
An introduction to the migration patterns of nine very different types of animals, from gray whales and sandhill cranes to polar bears and monarch butterflies, discusses their life cycles and how to spot them.

Sleep, bear!

May 13, 2015
Alinsky, Shelby, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2015.
23 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Follow a bear cub and its family as they prepare to hibernate for the winter. Through engaging text features, such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups--helping them make connections between words and expanding their understanding of the world" -- provided by publisher.

Sharks have six senses

May 13, 2015
Waters, John F., 1930-2012, author.
New York, NY : HARPER, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
37 pages : illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm.
Combines engaging facts with colorful mixed-media artwork in an introduction to the world of sharks that challenges popular misconceptions, reveals the shark's powerful sixth sense and describes ongoing conservation efforts. --Publisher's description.

Kitanai and Filthy Flamingo wash up

May 13, 2015
Troupe, Thomas Kingsley, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Kitanai the dog teaches Filthy Flamingo how to keep clean"-- Provided by publisher.

Kitanai and Hungry Hare eat healthfully

May 13, 2015
Troupe, Thomas Kingsley, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Kitanai the dog teaches Hungry Hare how to eat healthfully"-- Provided by publisher.

Kitanai and Lazy Lizard get fit

May 13, 2015
Troupe, Thomas Kingsley.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Picture Window Books, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Kitanai the dog teaches Lazy Lizard how to get fit"-- Provided by publisher.

Insects

May 13, 2015
Rustad, Martha E. H. (Martha Elizabeth Hillman), 1975- author.
©2015
32 pages : color illustratrations ; 23 cm.
Look around for insects -- Ancient insects -- Metamorphosis -- Insect senses -- Ants -- Bees -- Beetles -- Butterflies and moths -- Cockroaches -- Dragonflies -- Flies -- Grasshoppers -- Insects and humans.
"Introduces types of insects to young readers, including habitat, diet, and life cycle"-- Provided by publisher.

How to play guitar in 10 easy lessons

May 12, 2015
Holton, Dan, author.
Irvine, CA : Walter Foster Jr., [2015]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"Super skills"--Title page.
Presents a guide to playing the guitar for young readers, explaining how to hold a pick, find each chord, and improvise.

Tell me about the presidents : lessons for today's kids from America's leaders

May 12, 2015
Henry, Mike, 1952-
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
ix, 118 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm

World peace

May 12, 2015
Farmington Hills, Michigan : Greenhaven Press, 2015.
247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
How should world peace be regarded? -- How can world peace be established? -- What economic, social, and political factors may lead to world peace? -- What are the greatest threats to world peace?
"Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"-- Provided by publisher.

Woodpecker wham!

May 11, 2015
Sayre, April Pulley, author.
©2015
40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm
"Enter woodpecker world and get a bird's eye view of everyday life: hiding from hawks, feeding hungry chicks, and drilling holes to build homes. Woodpeckers are nature's home builders, creating holes that many other animals live in when the woopeckers move on. A variety of woodpecker species fly through these pages--perhaps some that live near you!"-- Provided by publisher.

With a friend by your side

May 11, 2015
Kerley, Barbara.
©2015
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Depicts people from around the world and their friends.

Dragons beware!

May 11, 2015
Aguirre, Jorge Augusto, author.
New York, New York : First Second, 2015.
153 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
When Claudette sets out to slay the dragon that ate her father's legs and his legendary sword, she will need more help than ever from her friend Marie and her brother Gaston.

The flying birds

May 11, 2015
Han, Eun-Sun, author.
Los Angeles, CA : TanTan Publishing, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Original Korean edition © Yeowan Media Co., Ltd.
"TanTan Math Story, Math Concepts/Addition, Multiplication"--Cover.
When an old carpenter takes a walk in the park, he hears birds singing. The birdsong delights him--and he soon has a brilliant idea that makes his own heart sing. Elementary math concepts that relate to multiplication are illuminated in this gentle story that celebrates nature as well as creativity.

Delfines fabulosos

May 11, 2015
Buckley, James, Jr., 1963-
New York : Scholastic, 2015.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Introduces the anatomy, life cycle, and behavior of dolphins.

The boys who challenged Hitler : Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

May 11, 2015
Hoose, Phillip M., 1947- author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015.
viii, 198 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
OPROP! -- The RAF Club -- The Churchill Club -- Learning to breathe -- Flames of resistance -- To arms -- Whipped cream and steel -- An evening alone -- The Nibe Offensive -- Grenades -- No turning back -- King Hans Gades Jail -- Walls and windows -- At large again? -- Nyborg State Prison -- First hours of freedom -- Better on the inside -- Our evening with Mr. Churchill -- The times that followed.
"At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance. Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, here is Phil Hoose's inspiring story of these young war heroes"-- Provided by publisher.

Backyard wildlife

May 11, 2015
Gillespie, Katie, author.
New York, NY : AV2 by Weigl, [2015]
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
"Media enhanced books, added value, audio visual."
Provides step-by-step instructions for creating origami models of six different animals and gives facts about where these animals live and how each animal has special features that help them adapt to their environment.

Cars, boats, and airplanes

May 11, 2015
Gillespie, Katie, author.
New York, NY : AV2 by Weigl, [2015]
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
"Media enhanced books, added value, audio visual."

Holidays

May 11, 2015
Gillespie, Katie, author.
New York, NY : AV2 by Weigl, [2015]
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
"Media enhanced books, added value, audio visual."
Provides step-by-step instructions for creating origami models for six different holidays and gives facts about the holidays and how they are celebrated.

Wild world

May 11, 2015
Gillespie, Katie, author.
New York, NY : AV2 by Weigl, [2015]
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
"Media enhanced books, added value, audio visual."
Provides step-by-step instructions for creating origami models of six different animals and gives facts about where these animals live and how each animal has special features that help them adapt to their environment.

Teach me-- English & more English : a musical journey through the day

May 11, 2015
Mahoney, Judy.
Minnetonka, MN : Teach Me Tapes, c2009.
19, 19, [6] p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 sound disc (60 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Songs and activities to teach children English as a second language.

Teach me-- everyday English. Volume 2, Celebrating the seasons

May 11, 2015
Mahoney, Judy.
Minnetonka, Minn. : Teach Me Tapes, c2009.
32 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. + 1 sound disc (45 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
"CD included inside"-- Cover.
You'll sing a song -- Oats and beans and barley grow -- Going to the zoo -- Tingalayo -- Simon says game -- Sailing, sailing -- Row, row, row your boat -- Down by the seashore -- Things of the ocean -- White coral bells -- Green grass grew -- Down on grandpa's farm -- Baa baa black sheep -- Old MacDonald -- Five little pumpkins -- America the beautiful -- Snowman song -- Jingle bells, Silent night -- Auld Lang Syne -- When the Saints go marching in -- Months of the year.
Teach Me Everyday Volume 2 continues the language adventure and celebrates the season. Follow Marie and Peter as they plant a garden, visit the museums, picnic at the beach, celebrate the holidays and much more. These 32 page hardcover books have full color illustrations and a 45 minute audio CD with songs and narration.

Myths busted! 3 : just when you thought you knew what you knew...

May 8, 2015
Krieger, Emily.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Children's Books, c2015.
207 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
"This is the book that will put to rest even more rumors, misconceptions, superstitions, and flat out lies that you hear every day--also known as the book your mom never wanted you to see. Think boys are better at math? Don't bet on it. Think an apple-a-day keeps the doctor away? Better buy some oranges too. Think you evolved from a chimp? You might want to check your sources on that. Be in the know on all kinds of amazing subjects!"-- Provided by publisher.

Quiz whiz. 5 : 1,000 super fun, mind-bending, totally awesome trivia questions

May 8, 2015
London : National Geographic Kids , 2015
170 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Discover 1,000 more fun, fascinating, and funny quiz questions in the fifth installment in this popular series, with all-new content and photos. Packed with fantastic photos and a dynamic design, kids will have a blast quizzing themselves, friends, and family members on tons of fun trivia!

Slither, snake!

May 8, 2015
Alinsky, Shelby, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Kids, 2015.
23 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
"Meet different kinds of snakes! Find out where they live and what they do. Through engaging text features, such as the vocabulary tree and the wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups--helping them make connections between words and expanding their understanding of the world" -- provided by publisher.

How to make a movie in 10 easy lessons

May 8, 2015
Blofield, Robert, author.
©2014
64 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Super skills"--Cover.
Find inspiration -- Turn your idea into a script -- Visualize every shot -- Plan, plan, plan! -- Camera work -- Lighting and sound -- Be a confident director -- Editing your film -- Show off your film -- Keep on filming!

Emu

May 7, 2015
Saxby, Claire, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
28 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
An emu father in Australia's eucalyptus forest watches over his growing hatchlings as they outmaneuver regional dangers, in this illustrated introduction to the emu life cycle.

The legend of the beaver's tail

May 7, 2015
Shaw, Stephanie, author.
©2015
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Vain Beaver is inordinately proud of his silky tail, to the point where he alienates his fellow woodland creatures with his boasting. When it is flattened in an accident (of his own making), he learns to value its new shape and seeks to make amends with his friends. Based on an Ojibwe legend"--Provided by publisher.

Should you be a river : a poem about love

May 7, 2015
Young, Ed, author, illustrator.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"A personally inspired poem that celebrates the trials and triumphs of unconditional love"-- Provided by publisher.

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