New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

January 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

My big book of the world

January 22, 2018
Royston, Angela, 1945- author.
45 pages : illustrations (color), maps (color) ; 33 cm
Includes index.

Very, very, very dreadful : the influenza pandemic of 1918

January 22, 2018
Marrin, Albert, author.
198 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographic notes, references (pages 183-190) and index.
The pitiless war -- Diseases of war -- Puny man: drowning in the second wave -- A fear and panic : influenza and American society -- To the bitter end -- A detective story.
Of all diseases, the 1918 flu was by far the worst that has ever afflicted humankind; not even the Black Death of the Middle Ages comes close in terms of the number of lives it took. No war, no natural disaster, no famine has claimed so many. In the space of eighteen months in 1918-1919, about 500 million people--one-third of the global population at the time--came down with influenza. The exact total of lives lost will never be known, but the best estimate is between 50 and 100 million.520 In this powerful book, filled with black and white photographs, nonfiction master Albert Marrin examines the history, science, and impact of this great scourge and the possibility for another worldwide pandemic today.--Provided by Publisher.

Great explorers

January 22, 2018
Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.
48 pages : color illustrations, color maps; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Discover the world of explorers!"--Cover.
"Discover the stories of explorers -- the most ancient to the modern day -- from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest mountains in the world. Learn all about the explorers who discovered the unknown and made the world the place we know today"--Provided by publisher.

Trailblazer : the story of ballerina Raven Wilkinson

January 22, 2018
Schubert, Leda, author.
New York, NY : Little Bee Books, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"This beautiful picture book tells the uplifting story of the first African American woman to dance for a major classical ballet company and how she became a huge inspiration for many."--Provided by publisher.

How to draw gothic fantasy art

January 22, 2018
Beaumont, Steve, author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2017.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
This engaging book will appeal to any art lover, or for that matter, any young person who's interested in drawing. It offers a step-by-step process for creating some of the most gory and villainous gothic characters around, in line with those found in the most popular graphic novels today. It covers techniques such as drawing the right angle of lighting, shading, body language, and more. You don't have to be an amazing artist to draw some of the most compelling characters. This book teaches readers just how to do that.

Lin-Manuel Miranda : composer, actor, and creator of Hamilton

January 22, 2018
Harrison, Kathryn, 1987- author.
New York, NY : Enslow Publishing, 2018.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
A star is born -- Wesleyan years -- In the heights -- "My shot": making more music -- Hamilton -- Disney and more -- "what comes next"?
Born in New York City to Puerto Rican parents, Lin-Manuel Miranda's creativity was influenced by the vibrant city. He began writing his first musical while he was in college and has since gone on to win a Pulitzer Prize, two Grammys, an Emmy, three Tonys, and many other accolades. He is possibly the best-known name in modern theater. Through lively text and bright photos, readers will learn about Miranda's life, education, and accomplishments, as well as Hamilton, New York City, and Broadway. Quotes from Miranda will allow readers a firsthand look into the mind of America s most famous modern composer. The Glossary helps readers understand vocabulary, and Further Reading will encourage deeper research.

ABC jamboree

January 22, 2018
Emmons, Scott, author.
New York : Random House, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
At head of title: StoryBots.
"ABC Jamboree is packed with rollicking rhyming text and items from A to Z, brought to you by the StoryBots. Whether they are bouncing on a bed or eating cupcakes at a circus, the StoryBots have fun wherever they go and whatever they do, helping little learners master the alphabet in a most entertaining way. A special "seek and find" page at the end invites readers to go back through the book to find a special object for each letter."

What makes a blizzard?

January 22, 2018
Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner, author.
35 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
All blizzards are snowstorms, but not all snowstorms are blizzards! What is the difference? Read and find out this and more!

Once upon a verse : because poems tell stories

January 22, 2018
Sabnis, Anoushka, author.
[India?] : Partridge, [2017]
124 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"This book is a collection of poems that are funny, scary, mystical, hilarious, thoughtful, inspiring, wishful, naughty, conversational, introspective and relatable across age groups! The use of language is simple yet stimulating"--Back cover.

Crayola color in culture

January 22, 2018
Schuh, Mari C., 1975- author.
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, 2018.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Many colors -- Clothing -- Celebrations -- A world of colors -- Meaning of color -- Full of meaning -- Many colors.
We can see colors all around the world! People everywhere use colors to decorate and to celebrate. Some colors even have special meanings. Explore the colors of the world!

Sports in different places

January 22, 2018
Johnson, Robin (Robin R.), author.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Our global community -- What are sports? -- A common goal -- Sports culture -- The beautiful game -- Bats and balls -- Cold climates -- Warm weather -- Wide world of sports -- Notes to educators -- Learning more -- Glossary and index.
Sports are played all around the world, in many different forms. Readers will discover that some countries have their own national sports, while many others are played locally, while there are other sports, such as soccer / football, that are played in nearly every country around the world.

Ancient Egyptians

January 22, 2018
Steele, Philip, 1948- author.
New York : Kingfisher, ©2012.
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Opening the tomb -- The mighty Nile -- Gods and goddesses -- The kingdom of Egypt -- The big pyramids -- Building in Giza -- Priests and temples -- Ways of writing -- Living in towns -- The farmer's year -- Food and feasts -- Fashion and beauty -- Everyday life -- Making mummies -- A funeral procession -- Raiders and robbers -- Treasures of Tutankhamen -- Traders and explorers -- Egypt at war -- After the pharaohs -- Today and forever.
Discusses the culture and way of life of the Ancient Egyptians, covering religion, architecture, agriculture, food habits, and fashion, as well as the practice of mummification.

Christmas with the presidents

January 22, 2018
Henry, Mike, 1952- author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
ix, 178 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Looks at each of the country's leaders approach to the year's biggest holiday season and some of the traditions they started.

Top secret files : World War II : spies, secret missions, & hidden facts from World War II

January 22, 2018
Bearce, Stephanie.
Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press, Inc., [2015]
vi, 117 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Secrets : spy school ; Churchill's secret army ; Ghost army ; Camp X ; Spy training: spy obstacle course ; Spy training : rearview glasses -- Spies : the White Mouse ; The gadget maker : Christopher Hutton ; Princess Spy ; The baseball spy : Moe Berg ; Double agent Garbo ; Josephine Baker ; Spy training : fingerprint kit ; Spy training : name that spy -- Special missions. Operation dynamo ; From Enigma to Ultra ; Secet city ; Camouflage California ; Operation Mincement ; Spy training : book safe ; Spy Training : ballpoint pen message holder -- Secret weapons : Doodlebugs ; Fu-go ku-go no-go ; Rat bombs ; Bat bombs ; Muffin bombs ; Spy training : spy rocket Spy training : balloon flour bomb -- Secret forces. 3D spying ; The night witches ; The devil's brigade ; Code talkers ; Spy training : build a glider ; Spy training : 3D spy glasses ; Spy training : code talkers' challenge.
Spy school, poison pens, exploding muffins, and Night Witches were all a part of World War II, but you won't learn that in your history books! It's all part of the true stories from the Top Secret Files of History.

Martin Luther King Jr. : a peaceful leader

January 19, 2018
Albee, Sarah, author.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Profiles the civil rights leader, discussing his career as a pastor, his fight for African American rights, and his legacy.

How to deal with and care for your annoying little brother

January 19, 2018
Resse, Nia Mya, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm

Jane Goodall : primatologist and conservationist

January 19, 2018
Capek, Michael, author.
112 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Close encounters -- Wild beginnings -- Africa in my blood -- Gombe -- Becoming a scientist -- Dangerous days -- Omens of change -- New directions.
Women scientists have made key contributions to the pursuit of science and some of the most important discoveries of all time. In Jane Goodall, learn how the British primatologist chose to pursue a career in science and discovered new chimpanzee behavior, changing the way we understand our closest animal relatives. Features include a timeline, a glossary, essential facts, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Bunk 9's guide to growing up : secrets, tips, and expert advice on the good, the bad, & the awkward : all about your changing body from the girls of Camp Silver Moon

January 18, 2018
Nuchi, Adah, author.
189 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"All about your changing body from the girls of Camp Silver Moon."
Welcome to Bunk 9! -- Week 1. Puberty : in which Brianna and Abby notice that something is different, and everyone wonders if things will ever be the same -- Week 2. Hygiene : in which Jenna and Sage discover that something is rotten in the state of Bunk 9, and everyone else is grateful they're not the offender -- Week 3. Breasts : in which Grace stuffs her bra with disastrous results, and the Silver Moon Sisterhood is formed -- Week 4. Menstruation : in which Emma L. gets her period, and with a little help from her friends, celebrates womanhood with a big splash -- Week 5. Boys : in which Makayla discovers a few secrets about Bunk 8, and everyone else gains valuable and unwanted knowledge -- Week 6. Health : in which Emma R. and Jenna mesmerize the group with a little help from a wizard named Harry, and everyone is in need of a good night's sleep -- Week 7: Feelings : in which everyone puts on their best outfits, and Abby adds another "first" to our summer -- The last day.
This girl-powered book about puberty is written in the voice of counselors in training at the fictional Camp Silver Moon. This fictionalized nonfiction diary-style guide follows nine 12-year-old girls at a summer camp is like having a best friend or older sister who shares everything there is to know about being comfortable in your chasing body so you can survive and thrive through puberty.

Cows can moo! Can you? : All about farms

January 18, 2018
Worth, Bonnie, author.
45 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Cover title.
Join the Cat in the Hat as he spends a day on the farm with Mr. and Mrs. Greenbean and their three little Greenbeans: Jean, Dean, and baby Irene! From dawn to dusk, kids will see cows being milked, chickens being fed, sheep being sheered, fields being tilled, fertilized, reaped, mowed, irrigated--and lots more!

Neymar : from the playground to the pitch

January 17, 2018
Oldfield, Matt, author.
London : Dino Books, an imprint of John Blake Publishing, 2017.
174 pages ; 20 cm

Detention of doom

January 17, 2018
Fridolfs, Derek, author.
174 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm.
When Lex Luthor's family company, Lexcorp(TM), invites kids from all over the country to attend an honors ceremony, Clark Kent is happy to participate. That is, until his award trophy creates a portal to another dimension and sucks him in!

All-time gaming records : highest scores, best times, amazing feats, biggest games.

January 17, 2018
New York, NY : Scholastic, Inc., [2018]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Plus tips and tricks to help you become a record breaker!" -- Cover.
"Game on!" -- Cover.
In this new Game On! format, every kid gamer will be amazed by All-Time Gaming Records as they discover the shocking and surprising feats that have been accomplished in their favorite games. Most importantly for kids, it will be full of all the records they really want to hear about.

Lord Garmadon's guide to world domination

January 17, 2018
Rusu, Meredith, author.
New York : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
125 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Lord Garmadon lays out a plan for world domination, from finding the right clothing and overcoming obstacles to choosing the right goals.


January 17, 2018
Berne, Emma Carlson, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
103 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
What was the Titanic? -- The grandest ship -- Building a monstrous vessel -- A pleasant life on board -- All in the ship together -- Iceberg! -- Horror at sea -- Desperate to survive -- After the disaster.
The Titanic includes enough real stories of the tragic "unsinkable ship" and its passengers and crew to fill an ocean liner. Throughout, BeForever character Samantha Parkington shares snippets of her own exciting fictional story of traveling as a first class passenger in the early 1900s, when steamship was the only way to travel across the ocean.

The Underground Railroad

January 17, 2018
Bader, Bonnie, 1961- author.
New York : Scholastic Inc., 2018.
99 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Not really a railroad -- Slavery in America -- Abolitionists -- The passengers -- Slave catchers -- Conductors -- Station houses -- Abolished!
This chapter book series pairs nonfiction content with beloved American Girl BeForever characters, offering readers a unique entry point into important events in American history. Here, Addy Walker shares snippets of her fictional story of escaping slavery in this examination of the Underground Railroad.

Dream march : Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Washington

January 17, 2018
Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux, author.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
An inspiring biography introducing children to the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the historic march on Washington in 1963.

Where is our solar system?

January 17, 2018
Sabol, Stephanie, author.
106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Where is our solar system? -- Sky watching -- A shocking idea -- A tour of the sun and stars -- The inner planets -- The outer planets -- Return to earth -- Beyond our solar system -- The space race -- Life in space -- Life beyond our solar system? -- The future -- Timelines.
"Readers will want to grab a telescope and explore the night skies after finishing this overview of our solar system. Our solar system consists of eight planets, as well as numerous moons, comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. For thousands of years, humans believed that Earth was at the center of the Universe, but all of that changed in the 17th century. Astronomers like Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, and Isaac Newton proposed the unthinkable theory that Earth and the other planets actually revolved around the Sun. This engaging book chronicles the beginning of the modern age of astronomy, then follows later discoveries, including NASA's current missions in space."-- Provided by publisher.


January 17, 2018
Brundle, Harriet, author.
31 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
This topical series considers current world issues via informative and factual information, combined with modern imaging that will engage young readers. Ages 9+

From the heart of Africa : a book of wisdom

January 17, 2018
Walters, Eric, 1957- author.
Toronto : Tundra Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
A collection of African wisdom gorgeously illustrated by artists from Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Canada, the United States and more.


January 17, 2018
Bailey, R. J., author.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Space explorers -- A day in the life -- Becoming an astronomer -- Activities & tools -- Try this!
"Carefully leveled text and vibrant photographs introduce early fluent readers to a career in astronomy. Includes infographics, an activity, glossary, and index."-- Provided by publisher.

Civil engineer

January 17, 2018
Bethea, Nikole Brooks, author.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
What do they do? -- A day in the life -- Becoming a civil engineer -- Activities & tools -- Try this!
"Carefully leveled text and vibrant photographs introduce early readers to the career of a civil engineer. Includes infographics, an activity, glossary, and index."-- Provided by publisher.

Climate scientist

January 17, 2018
Bailey, R. J., author.
24 pages : color illusrations ; 24 cm.
Getting warmer -- What do they do? -- Becoming a climate scientist -- Activities & tools -- Try this!
"Carefully leveled text and vibrant photographs introduce early readers to the work climate scientists do and the preparation necessary for a career in the field. Includes infographics, an activity, glossary, and index"-- Provided by publisher.

Mechanical engineer

January 17, 2018
Bethea, Nikole Brooks, author.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Career overview -- A day in the life -- Becoming a mechanical engineer -- Activities & tools -- Try this!
"Carefully leveled text and vibrant photographs introduce early readers to the career of mechanical engineer. Includes infographics, an activity, glossary, and index."-- Provided by publisher.

Mega machines : learn about things that go!

January 17, 2018
New York, NY : Media Lab Books, ©2017.
31 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
At head of title: Nickelodeon Paw Patrol.
"They fly! They dig! They save the day!"--Cover.
Police cars -- Off road vehicles -- Hovercrafts -- Fire trucks -- Recycling tucks -- Snow plows -- Bulldozers -- Submarines -- Helicopters.
"No job is too big, no pup too small-- especially with the help of these amazing machines! Dive into this fact-filled book packed with care, boats, planes and the pups of PAW Patrol!" -- page [4] of cover.

Real rescue dogs : and more animal heroes!

January 17, 2018
31 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
At the head of title: Nickelodeon Paw Patrol.
Amazing animals! Firefighter dogs ; Police dogs ; Airport security dogs ; Sled dogs ; Herding dogs ; Guide dogs ; Therapy dogs ; Search and rescue dogs ; Military dogs -- Hero spotlights. Toby the Heimlich dog ; Piper the runaway patrol dog ; LilyBelle the Goldendoodle ; Wilson the Doberman Pinscher pup.
"Dogs all over the world are ready for a ruff ruff rescue-- just like the pups of PAW Patrol! Join Ryder and the pups as they explore all kinds of courageous canines from fire and police dogs to service and therapy dogs!"-- Back cover.

Why do dogs drool? : a PAW Patrol big book of why.

January 17, 2018
New York : Topix Media Lab, 2017.
28 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Marshall, Chase and the rest of the pups help answer lots of "Why" questions, like why do puppies like licking people so much?

Al Roker's extreme weather

January 17, 2018
Roker, Al, 1954- author.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Tornadoes, typhoons, and other weather phenomena"--Cover.
Introduction -- Predicting the future -- Storms. Thunderstorms -- Tornadoes -- Derechos and dust storms -- Hailstorms -- Winter storms -- Tropical cyclones -- Dangerous conditions. Drought -- Fog -- Extreme heat -- Extreme cold -- Aftermath. Floods -- Wildfires -- Landslides -- Avalanches -- The final word -- Biggest, deadliest, most extreme -- Glossary -- Learn more.
Dive deep into a world of weather with everyone's favorite meteorologist, Al Roker! With this book that covers a wide range of topics, readers will learn about the conditions that generate unique weather occurrences like red sprites, thundersnow, and fogsicles. Facts, colorful spreads, and pictures will hook children and adults alike as they uncover the mysteries of extreme weather -- some they never even knew existed!

Around the world in numbers

January 17, 2018
Gifford, Clive, author.
New York : Sterling Children's Books, 2017.
31 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Did you know there were about 10,000 light bulbs on the Titanic? Or that the Eiffel Tower is repainted every seven years--using 1,500 paintbrushes and 60 tons of paint? This engaging collection of statistics encourages kids' curiosity by sharing some unbelievable numerical facts from across the globe. From famous landmarks and bustling cities to hidden treasures and incredible creatures, no number is too big or too small. Lively graphic illustrations add to the fun."--

Hometown heroes : meet all the people who help protect and serve your town!

January 17, 2018
31 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Subtitle from front cover.
"Tons of pup-tastic facts!"--Front cover.
Police officers -- Paramedics -- Doctors -- Veterinarians -- Crossing guards -- Teachers -- Librarians -- Lifeguards -- Park rangers -- Construction workers -- Mail carriers -- Sanitation workers -- Firefighters.
The Paw Patrol shares information on different heroes in the community, including paramedics, librarians, and firefighters.

Tacos! : an interactive recipe book

January 17, 2018
Nieminen, Lotta, illustator.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Title from cover.
On board pages.
For kids who cook in a play kitchen or a real kitchen, this interactive recipe book invites readers to chop the vegetables, mash the avocado, warm the tortillas, and more - all inside the book!

Thoughts to make your heart sing

January 17, 2018
Lloyd-Jones, Sally, 1960-
Grand Rapids, Mich. : ZonderKidz, ©2012.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"From Jago and Sally Lloyd-Jones, the creators of the bestselling Jesus Storybook Bible, comes this gorgeous and innovative collection of 101 simple-yet-profound thoughts on faith. Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing shares profound spiritual truths from the Bible told in a conversational tone--drawing insights from creation, history, science, the writings of great thinkers and preachers and writers, and more."--Provided by publisher.


January 16, 2018
Tornio, Stacy, author.
Lanhyam, Maryland : Muddy Boots, [2018]
38 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
"Ranger Rick : National Wildlife Federation"--Cover.
This book brings the underwater world of sharks to life with eye-catching photos and captivating information about these mysterious and unusual aquatic hunters. Readers will learn how sharks live and hunt under the sea, and they'll get a close-up look at the various species of sharks, including Tiger Sharks, Hammerheads, and even Great Whites!

GFFs: Ghost friends forever. 1, My heart lies in the 90s.

January 16, 2018
Gallagher, Monica, 1979- author.
95 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Sophia Campos is getting used to her new life with her divorced dad and managing their business of helping ghosts when she meets a ghost girl who changes everything. Soon everyone is involved in solving the case of the dead girl, who may hold the answer to a question very close to Sophia's heart.

Hombre perro se desata

January 16, 2018
Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author.
220 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published in English as Dog man unleashed.
Hombre Perro, el nuevo héroe de Dav Pilkey, el creador del Capitán Calzoncillos, está aún aprendiendo su oficio mientras que Pedrito el gato está acabando con la ciudad. ¿Podrá Hombre Perro atrapar al rufián o se saldrá Pedrito el gato con la suya?


January 16, 2018
Peabody, Erin, author.
New York : Little bee Books, [2018].
121 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Behind the Legend looks at creatures and monsters throughout history and analyzes them through a scientific, myth-busting lens, debating whether or not the sightings and evidence provided are adequate proof of their existence. In Unicorns, readers learn about all the sightings and "proof" of them, from stories in history of people who sought unicorns, like Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, and Marco Polo, to why they were hunted so fiercely. This book also discusses additional history about the creatures, such as why their horns were so valued in medieval times, their presence in pop culture, and people's ongoing search for unicorns in modern times. Complete with engaging anecdotes, interesting sidebars, and fantastic illustrations, this book is one kids won't want to put down!"-- Provided by publisher.

Lightsaber battles

January 16, 2018
Nesworthy, Lauren, author.
47 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Discover the galaxy's most powerful weapon!"--Cover.
Explores the most amazing lightsaber battles in the film series and the "Star Wars Rebels" television program, including those with Rey and Kylo Ren, Ezra and Kanan, Obi-Wan, and Darth Vader.

The story of civil rights

January 16, 2018
Mara, Wil, author.
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
What are civil rights? -- "Separate but equal" -- Taking action -- Ruby Bridges -- Marching for equality -- "I have a dream" -- Time for change -- New laws -- The fight goes on -- How to be an activist.
Learn all about civil rights - what they are and why they're important. This book covers the history of racial tension in the US, including slavery, abolition of slavery, and segregation.

Charlie takes his shot : how Charlie Sifford broke the color barrier in golf

January 16, 2018
Churnin, Nancy, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes author's biographical notes and time line of Charlie Sifford's life.
"In the 1960s Charlie Sifford became the first African American to break the color barrier in golf and despite discrimation went on to win the PGA tournament"-- Provided by publisher.

The mystery of the tree stump ghost

January 16, 2018
MissPaty, 1979- author, illustrator.
Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, [2018]
40 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
English translation by Nathan Sacks.
"A ghost story has the Whiskers Sisters spooked. The tale says a spirit haunts the forest's old tree stump. But when Tim the fox disappears near the stump, it's the Whisker's Sisters to the rescue."--Back cover.

A child's introduction to African American history : the experiences, people, and events that shaped our country

January 16, 2018
Asim, Jabari, 1962- author.
New York, NY : Black Dog & Leventhal, 2018.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Critically acclaimed writer Jabari Asim guides readers ages 9-12 through the history of African Americans, from the slave trade to the Black Lives Matter movement, in the latest volume in Black Dog's bestselling, award-winning Child's Introduction series. This illustrated introduction to African American history goes beyond what's taught in the classroom giving young readers a more comprehensive look at this timely and important topic. Author Jabari Asim chronicles the story of African Americans from the slave trader through the American Revolution and the Civil War to the Tuskegee experiments, the Civil Rights movement, the election of Barack Obama. Sections throughout highlight the contribution of African Americans to the arts, music, literature, culture, sports and more. Lives of inspiring African American artists, inventors, and politicians including Harriet Tubman, Langston Hughes, Oprah Winfrey, Louis Armstrong, Serena Williams, are featured as well. Following in the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to African American History includes 120 charming illustrations that bring the people and events to life. The book also features interactive projects that kids can do on their own or with their guardians including recipes and crafts"-- Provided by publisher.

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