New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

October 24, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Skylanders : the kaos trap

October 23, 2014
Marz, Ron, author.
San Diego : IDW, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Forgetting Flynn -- Mini but mighty -- Welcome to Skylander Academy -- The trap masters.
The kids video game and toy Skylanders is coming to your bookshelf in all-new comic book adventures. Join fan-favorite characters Spyro, Stealth Elf, Trigger Happy, and more in these original, never-before-seen stories that tie directly into the video games.

Hansel & Gretel

October 23, 2014
Gaiman, Neil.
New York, NY : Toon Books, [2014]
53 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Two abandoned children come upon a gingerbread cottage inhabited by a cruel witch who wants to eat them.

The sweet story of hot chocolate!

October 23, 2014
Krensky, Stephen, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, [2014]
48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
"Warm up with the enticing history of hot chocolate in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the history of fun stuff! Did you know that for thousands of years, chocolate was a beverage and not a solid candy? Or that soldiers in the Revolutionary War received a monthly ration of chocolate for drinking? Learn all about the history of America's favorite wintertime treat in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes relevant info on subjects like social studies and science, and there's even a fun quiz so you can test yourself to see what you've learned!"-- Provided by publisher.

Careers in human resources

October 22, 2014
Freedman, Jeri.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2014.
80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
What is human resources? -- Human resources jobs -- Jobs at human resources companies -- Preparing for a career in human resources -- Education for a career in human resources -- Pursuing a career in human resources.

Little Red Riding Hood

October 22, 2014
Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863.
Hong Kong : Minedition/Michael Neugebauer Publishing, 2014.
1 volume (unnumbered pages) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Little Red Riding Hood learn valuable lessons about trusting sweet-talk and talking to strangers in her treak across the woods.

The World Trade Center

October 22, 2014
Woog, Adam, 1953-
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2014.
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Why the World Trade Center was built -- The WTC takes shape -- An instant icon -- Death and destruction -- Rebuilding and remembering.
Explores the history of the World Trade Center, from its controversial inception to its destruction in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

I'm a fire breather! : meet a dragon

October 22, 2014
Knudsen, Shannon, 1971-
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2015]
24 pages ; 24 cm.

I'm a Midnight Snacker! : meet a vampire

October 22, 2014
Bullard, Lisa.
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

I'm all wrapped up! : meet a mummy

October 22, 2014
Knudsen, Shannon, 1971-
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, 2015.
24 pages ; color illustrations ; 24 cm.

I'm casting a spell! : meet a fairy tale witch

October 22, 2014
Bullard, Lisa.
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Meet a fairy tale witch -- Brewing up trouble -- Night fright -- I'm not the only one -- I'll be waiting for you.

I'm fearsome and furry! : meet a werewolf

October 22, 2014
Bullard, Lisa, author.
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

I'm from outer space! : meet an alien

October 22, 2014
Bullard, Lisa.
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Greetings, Earthling -- Bossy Big Head -- Friend or Foe? -- Time for a Quick Test -- Glossary -- Websites.

I'm undead and hungry! : meet a zombie

October 22, 2014
Knudsen, Shannon, 1971-
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Describes what zombies look like, where they come from, what they eat, what zombies in other countries are like, and the best thing about being a zombie.

Rock & roll highway : the Robbie Robertson story

October 22, 2014
Robertson, Sebastian, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
"Christy Ottaviano books."
"Canadian guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson is known mainly for his central role in the musical group the Band. But how did he become one of Rolling Stone's top 100 guitarists of all time? Written by his son Sebastian, this is the story of a rock-and-roll legend's journey through music, beginning when he was taught to play guitar at nine years old on a Native American reservation"--Amazon.com.

Slam dunk! : the top 10 lists of everything in basketball

October 22, 2014
Cohen, Zachary, author.
©2014
91 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
"Sports illustrated kids"--Cover.
Presents top ten lists covering such topics in professional basketball, primarily the National Basketball Association and its predecessors, as leading players of various types, great teams, and notable hairstyles, uniforms, mascots, and fans.

Comics : investigate the history and technology of American cartooning

October 22, 2014
Carbaugh, Samuel.
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, [2014]
vii, 120 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"With 25 projects"--Cover.
"Focus on social studies"--Page [4] of cover.
So, you want to make comics? -- Ancient comics -- Comics in the newspapers -- The birth of superheroes -- Into the silver age of comics -- Life after the comics code -- Comics and the Internet.

Explore money!

October 22, 2014
Blobaum, Cindy, 1966- author.
©2014
v, 90 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"Focus on mathematics"--Back cover.
In Explore Money! money is more than something to earn, save, and spend. It's an opportunity to explore history, art, science, economics, and math! While checking out the change in their pockets and bills from their banks, young readers search for hidden treasures, learn how money can multiply, and see how countries keep their currency secure. Very large and very small numbers take on a new relevance when seen through the lens of money. Using familiar materials found in the home or classroom, young readers explore the cultural aspect of money as well as its physical properties.

Rocketry : investigate the science and technology of rockets and ballistics

October 22, 2014
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
©2014
vii, 120 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"With 25 projects"--Cover.
Traces the history of rocket development from early Chinese fire arrows to modern-day space shuttles, discussing the science behind rocket flight while outlining projects that use the forces of thrust, gravity, lift, and drag.

Cities : discover how they work

October 22, 2014
Reilly, Kathleen M., author.
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, [2014]
v, 122 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
"With 25 projects"--Title page.
The birth of a city -- Cities grow up -- Bringing power to the people -- Water challenges -- Getting around above ground -- Getting around underground -- Urbanization -- Who's in charge? -- Cities and nature -- Each city if unique.
Profiles the systems that work together to keep urban areas running safely, discussing how cities have evolved since the first riverside settlements while outlining projects that explain facts about transportation, water systems, and architecture.

Animal stories : heartwarming true tales from the animal kingdom

October 22, 2014
Yolen, Jane, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, [2014]
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 x 27 cm.
Presents a collection of true animal stories from different historical periods, including the tales of Balto the Alaskan sled dog, Smoky the Bear, and Internet sensation Christian the lion.

The leopard and the cow : and four other true stories of animal friendships

October 21, 2014
Holland, Jennifer S.
New York : Workman Pub., c2012.
48 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.
The leopard and the cow -- The gorilla and the kittens -- The dog and the dolphins -- The zebra and the gazelle -- The rhinoceros and the warthog.
Presents five stories about animals who have forged unlikely, abiding bonds with other animals of different species, from the leopard and the cow to the rhinoceros and the baby warthog.

Discovering dinosaurs

October 21, 2014
Walters, Robert, author.
Kennebunkport, Maine : Cider Mill Press Book Publishers, [2014]
144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 x 34 cm
Features information and illustrations of nearly 140 species of dinosaur, including the latest discoveries in the field of paleontology.

Terra tempo

October 20, 2014
Shapiro, David.
Portland, OR : Craigmore Creations, c2010-
v. : chiefly col. ill., maps ; 25 cm.
[v. 1] Ice Age cataclysym! -- [v. 2] The four corners of time -- [v. 3] The academy of planetary evolution
Follow Ari, Jenna and Caleb through the big picture of Earth time. From the terrifying T-Rex to the wondrous woolly mammoth, explore with them as they adventure along the 4.5 billion year timeline of life on the third planet from the sun.

Brazilian cultures in perspective

October 20, 2014
Gagne, Tammy.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, [2015]
63 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
A country divided -- True progress -- Brazilian religions -- Jewish Brasilians -- Blending cultures, music, and dance -- The politics of punk -- Carnival! -- Carnical: did you know? -- On the ball -- Leading the way -- A taste of Brazil -- Breaking bread -- Experiencing Brazilian culture in the United States -- Map of Brazil -- Timeline.

Native Alaskan cultures in perspective

October 20, 2014
Gagne, Tammy.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2015.
63 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
The Athabascans -- Sidebar: The last great race on earth -- The Unanagax and Alutiiq -- Sidebar: Unanagax culture camp -- The Yup'ik and Cup'ik -- Sidebar: An unexpected find -- The Inupiaq and the St. Lawrence Island Yupik -- Sidebar: Repeat after me -- The Eyak, Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian -- Sidebar: The code talkers -- Does oil drilling threaten Native Alaskan cultures? -- Sidebar: The Exxon Valdez disaster -- Climate and culture -- Sidebar: So goes Alaska, so goes the world -- Experiencing Native Alaskan culture -- Map of Alaska -- Timeline -- Glossary.
"This book explores the Native Alaskan cultures. Learn about the people, lifestyles, food, politics, music, dance, religion, language, arts, architecture, education, sports and so on, and how they affect the culture of Alaska"--Provided by publisher.

Louisiana Creole and Cajun cultures in perspective

October 20, 2014
Tracy, Kathleen.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2014.
pages cm.
The Louisiana Purchase -- The evolution of the Cajuns -- Creoles -- Traditions -- Religious traditions -- Notable Cajuns/Creoles.

Understanding Saudi Arabia today

October 20, 2014
Klepeis, Alicia, 1971-
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, [2014]
63 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm.

Understanding Israel today

October 20, 2014
Silverman, Elisa.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, [2015]
63 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm

Understanding Iraq today

October 20, 2014
Blesch, Will.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2015.
63 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm.

Winter walk

October 20, 2014
Snow, Virginia Brimhall.
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Slide, step, and stomp through the snow with Grammy as she takes her grandkids on a winter adventure. As they explore the woods, they spot a cardinal, learn why some trees are green all year, and build a tall snowman. At the end of the day, they learn how to build a pinecone bird feeder."--Publisher.

A merry Christmas cookbook

October 20, 2014
Garces, Cristina, author.
New York : Disney Press, [2014]
63 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
At head of title: Disney.
Disney characters share their favorite Christmas recipes, including Belle's classic winter porridge for breakfast, Lightning McQueen's pot pie for dinner, and Pooh Bear's mini honey buns for dessert.

BirdCatDog : a graphic novel

October 20, 2014
Nordling, Lee.
Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, [2014]
32 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Three-story books"--Title page.
"Tells the story of a bird, a cat, and a dog through wordless comics. Everyone is a hero in his own story and every story is connected"-- Provided by publisher.

My big barefoot book of wonderful words

October 20, 2014
Fatus, Sophie, author.
Cambridge, MA : Barefoot Books, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
"Over 700 words to lean & share"--Cover page 4.
Follow a bustling family through their busy day. The story unfolds through simple header sentences and bright detailed illustrations.

Chimpanzees

October 17, 2014
Shaffer, Jody Jensen.
Minneapolis, MN : ABDO Publishing Company, [2014]
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Getting to know our super smart relatives -- Life cycle and social organization -- Intelligence, traits, and behaviors -- Range, habitat, and threats -- Past, present, and future.
"Learn more about chimpanzees, how they use their cleverness to survive, and how they are astonishing scientists with their surprising smarts."-- Provided by publisher.

Stinky bugs

October 17, 2014
Emerson, Joan, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2013]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Provides information about a variety of bugs, including the stink bug, ladybug, cockroaches and beetles.

Children's book of magic

October 17, 2014
Hildyard, Anne, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
125 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Traces the history of magic from its origins in Ancient Egypt through the performances of today, sharing step-by-step instructions for how to learn twenty tricks in such areas as transformation, levitation, and prediction.

Guts & glory : the American Civil War

October 17, 2014
Thompson, Ben, 1980-
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
317 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
First blood -- A clash of ironclads -- Shiloh -- The Cleopatra of the secession -- The great locomotive chase -- Robert E. Lee in Northern Virginia -- The deadliest day -- Chancellorsville -- Horse and steel -- Gettysburg -- The making of the Confederate navy -- The fifty-fourth Massachusetts -- Morgan's Raid -- Second Sabine pass -- The Rock of Chickamauga -- Union nurse -- Grant versus Lee -- Mobile Bay -- The election of 1864 -- The end of the line.

Born in the wild : baby mammals and their parents

October 17, 2014
Judge, Lita.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Depicts common mammalian traits through illustrations to explain how numerous animal and human babies share many of the same needs.

My grandfather's coat

October 17, 2014
Aylesworth, Jim.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
A tailor's very old overcoat is recycled numerous times over the years into a variety of garments and other uses.

101 dog tricks, kids edition : fun and easy activities, games, and crafts

October 17, 2014
Sundance, Kyra, author.
©2014
191 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Easy games -- Easy crafts -- Easy tricks -- East art -- For the athletes -- Brain games -- Amazing art -- Useful things.
Offers instructions to teach the family dog tricks, including peekaboo, hoop jump, and handstand.

Minecraft hacks : master builder : the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you

October 17, 2014
Miller, Megan, author.
©2014
118 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"With Minecraft hacks master builder, kids will learn how to build the coolest stuff, including an underwater house, a pirate ship, and a fortified castle! Other tips will help gamers: Find the best locations, choose their favorite style, learn how to get started with foundations and walls, become landscaping experts, learn how to decorate their living room, and much more! Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on planning all types of buildings and with over one hundred screenshots, Minecraft Hacks Master Builder shows exactly how the experts bring their amazing structures to life, from designing realistic roofs and exteriors to planning crenelated castle battlements. Detailed step-by-step illustrated guides will let every kid follow along to build their very own awesome castles, bridges, and farms and add the decor and landscaping details that bring their creations to life."--Amazon.com

Remaking the john : the invention and reinvention of the toilet

October 17, 2014
DiPiazza, Francesca, 1961-
©2015
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Alice Waters and the trip to delicious

October 16, 2014
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs, author.
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Chef Alice Waters takes her friends on a tour of healthy eating.

Mechanics

October 16, 2014
Meister, Cari.
©2015
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Bullfrog Books are published by Jump!"--Title page verso.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers explains the different kinds of mechanics and the machines that they fix, including cars, missiles, and ships"-- Provided by publisher.

Farmers

October 16, 2014
Meister, Cari, author.
©2015
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Bullfrog Books are published by Jump!"--Title page verso.
Farmers at work -- On the farm.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers explains what farmers do how they work to raise crops and animals"-- Provided by publisher.

Firefighters

October 16, 2014
Meister, Cari.
Minneapolis, MN : Jump, [2014]
24 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Firefighters at work -- At the fire station -- Picture glossary.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells how firefighters fight fires and keep people safe"-- Provided by publisher.

The Robot book : build and control 20 electric gizmos, machines, and hacked toys

October 16, 2014
Mercer, Bobby, 1961- author.
©2014
xi, 195 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Science in motion"--Cover.
Getting started -- Vibration bots -- Hacked toy bots -- Everything else bots -- What is next?
"The 20 easy-to-build robots in this project book can be constructed for little or not cost using common household objects and repurposed materials."-- Provided by publisher.

Is society becoming less civil?

October 16, 2014
Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
126 pages ; 24 cm.

We see snowflakes in winter

October 15, 2014
Felix, Rebecca, 1984- author.
Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Cold -- Ice -- Snowing -- On the ground.

Simpsons comics get some fancy book learnin'

October 15, 2014
New York : Harper, c2010.
142 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
"Collects Simpsons comics 62, 70, 76, 126 and 148"--T.p. verso.
Greek to me -- Aesop's fables -- Pandora Jr. -- Humpty dumped -- Hans across America -- 1001 Arabian nuts -- Bard boiled -- Bible stories.
Features the Simpsons family in classic literature including Greek mythology, Bible stories, and fairytales.

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