New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

January 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Ares : bringer of war

January 27, 2015
O'Connor, George.
New York, New York : First Second Books, 2015.
76 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"A Neal Porter Book."
"The myth continues in the tenth year of the fabled Trojan War where two infamous gods of war go to battle. The spotlight is thrown on Ares, god of war, and primarily focuses on his battle with the clever and powerful Athena. As the battle culminates and the gods try to one-up each other to win, the human death toll mounts. Who will win this epic clash of power? And how many will have to die first?"-- Provided by publisher.

Gingerbread for liberty! : how a German baker helped win the American Revolution

January 27, 2015
Rockliff, Mara, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"A stirring picture book biography about a forgotten hero of the American Revolution who rose to the occasion and served his country, not with muskets or canons, but with gingerbread!"-- Provided by publisher.

Mahalia Jackson : walking with kings and queens

January 27, 2015
Nolan, Nina, author.
New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
A picture-book introduction to the gospel singer's life and career.

African savanna

January 27, 2015
Llewellyn, Claire, author.
New York : Kingfisher, [2015]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
A brief introduction to the life and diverse creatures of African sanannah. Vocabulary of this text is easy and familiar, and sentences are mainly short and simple.

Astronauts

January 27, 2015
Wilson, Hannah, author.
New York, NY : Kingfisher, 2015.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Brilliant birds

January 27, 2015
Feldman, Thea.
New York : Kingfisher, 2015.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Provides simple information about different birds. Text consists of short and simple sentences, high-interest information, easy vocabulary with a high degree of phonic regularity and lots of repetition.

The human body

January 27, 2015
Jennings, Ken, 1974- author.
New York : Little Simon, 2015.
160 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.

Stinky Cecil

January 27, 2015
Braddock, Paige, author.
[Kansas City, Missouri] : Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2015.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
v. 1. Stinky Cecil in operation pond rescue
Cecil, Jeremy and Sprout, along with their other pond-dwelling pals set out to save their habitat from looming destruction.

Presidential misadventures : poems that poke fun at the man in charge

January 26, 2015
Raczka, Bob, author.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
44 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"A book of poetry about the presidents written in clerihews"-- Provided by publisher.

I say Shehechiyanu

January 23, 2015
Rocklin, Joanne.
©2015
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
"Learn about the many occasions in the Jewish year on which you can say "Shehechiyanu," a blessing for beginnings, first times, and happy arrivals"--Provided by the publisher.

The queen's shadow : a story about how animals see

January 23, 2015
Young, Cybèle, 1972- author.
Toronto, ON ; Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm

I am McKinley

January 22, 2015
Froeb, Lori.
©2015
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Inspired by a joyous real-life ASPCA animal rescue and adoption story, read about the everyday details of family life through the curious eyes and mind of a newly adopted pet. Meet McKinley. She's a great dog and she's just been adopted! Come along with her as she meets her new family and explores her new home."-- Provided by publisher.

The case for Loving : the fight for interracial marriage

January 21, 2015
Alko, Selina, author, illustrator.
New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm

The little butterfly

January 21, 2015
Shahan, Sherry.
©1998.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"A science reader."

Disney Infinity : character encyclopedia

January 21, 2015
Saunders, Catherine, author.
©2015
187 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
Pirates of the Caribbean -- The Incredibles -- Monsters University -- Cars -- The Lone Ranger -- Toy Story -- Disney Friends.
"Disney Infinity: Character Encyclopedia features all of your favorite Disney and Disney/Pixar characters from Disney's popular video game! Join Woody, Jack Sparrow, Lightning McQueen, Wreck-it Ralph, Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey, Sulley, Rapunzel, Anna and Elsa, and many more Disney and Disney/Pixar characters as they interact in the wonderful world of Disney Infinity. As readers discover more about each heroes' and villains' vehicles, gadgets, weapons, home worlds, and animals they can learn about the endless mash-ups and unlikely pairings they'll be able to create while playing the game. Filled with some great game-playing tips along the way, DK's new Disney Infinity: Character Encyclopedia is a perfect companion to the game."--Amazon.com

Haunted Hollywood

January 21, 2015
Williams, Dinah (Dinah J.)
New York, New York : Bearport Publishing, 2015.
32 pages : illustrations (mostly color), map ; 26 cm.
Haunted Hollywood -- Broken dreams -- Refusing to die -- Hollywood forever -- Movie-going ghosts -- Marilyn and Montgomery -- An eerie estate -- Phantom stage -- Cursed ground -- The sound of spirits -- Escape from death -- Deadly door 13 -- Spooky spots in Hollywood.

UFO crash sites

January 21, 2015
Williams, Dinah (Dinah J.), author.
New York, New York : Bearport Publishing, [2015]
32 pages : illustrations (mostly color), map ; 26 cm.
UFO crash sites -- What happened in Roswell? -- Alien graveyard -- Acorn aircraft -- Lights in the sky -- The Flatwoods monster -- Didn't want to believe -- Meteoroid or UFO? -- Underwater encounter -- No UFO? -- Amazing artifacts -- Photographic evidence -- UFO crash sites around the world.

Frogs

January 21, 2015
Bishop, Nic, 1955- author, photographer.
©2015.
31 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
includes index.

Teensy weensy animals

January 21, 2015
Emerson, Joan.
New York, NY : Scholastic, 2015.
30 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Tells about the tiniest animals from around the world. Introduces kids to penguins, octopuses, and sloths all smaller than the palm of their hands.

Is this normal? : more girls' questions, answered by the editors of The care & keeping of you

January 21, 2015
Middleton, WI : American Girl, [2015]
119 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm

Friends : making them & keeping them

January 21, 2015
Criswell, Patti Kelley.
Middleton, WI : American Girl, 2015.
85 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
""Friends" is designed to help you learn how to make new friends, and make the most of the friendships you already have. It's full of quizzes, crafts, thoughtful advice, and true stories of friendship shared by real girls like you"-- Provided by publisher.

Staying home alone : a girl's guide to feeling safe and having fun

January 21, 2015
Raymer, Dottie, author.
©2015
61 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes "Ok or no way : a house-rules workbook."
"American Girl"--Cover.
Are you ready? -- Be prepared -- Coming home -- Boredom busters -- Stay in control -- Good for you!

Drama, rumors & secrets : staying true to yourself in changing times

January 21, 2015
Holyoke, Nancy.
Middleton, WI : American Girl, [2015]
94 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

Winnie : the true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

January 20, 2015
Walker, Sally M., author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
"When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear at a train station, he knew he could care for it. Harry was a veterinarian. But he was also a soldier in training during World War I. Harry named the bear Winnie, short for Winnipeg, his company's home town, and he brought her along to the military camp in England. Winnie followed Harry everywhere and slept under his cot every night. Before long, she became the regiment's much-loved mascot. But who could care for the bear when Harry went to battle? Harry found just the right place for Winnie--the London Zoo. There a boy named Christopher Robin played with Winnie--he could care for this bear too!"-- Provided by publisher.

Mommy & me bake

January 20, 2015
©2015
80 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
"Bake and learn together"--Cover.
Cookies -- Cakes -- Bread -- Pastry.

Disney princess hairstyles : 40 amazing princess hairstyles with step by step images

January 20, 2015
Theodóra Mjöll Skúladóttir Jack.
©2014
114 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Braidschool -- Ariel -- Aurora -- Belle -- Cinderella -- Jasmine -- Merida -- Mulan -- Pocahontas -- Rapunzel -- Snow White -- Tiana.
A step-by-step instruction book that will make it possible for you to recreate the gorgeous looks of eleven of Disney's beloved princesses. Among the variety of styles are options that are ideal for both straight and curly hair, as well as for a variety of hair textures. Each hairstyle is created on a real child and photographed in full color to make even the most complicated coiffure easy to achieve.

Video games and youth

January 20, 2015
Nakaya, Andrea C., 1976-
San Diego : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2015.
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Video games research -- Violent game play -- Video games and health -- Games and learning -- Regulation of video games.

A smart girl's guide boys : surviving crushes, staying true to yourself & other stuff

January 20, 2015
Holyoke, Nancy.
Middleton, WI : American Girl, [2013]
111 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

Falling up

January 19, 2015
Silverstein, Shel, author.
New York, NY : Harper, 2015.
187, 5 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Twelve new poems and drawings selected from the Silverstein archives.

Sonic select.

January 16, 2015
Mamaroneck, N.Y. : Archie Comic Publications, 2008-
v : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Writers and artists vary.
Collects a variety of Sonic the Hedgehog stories.

Passenger on the Pearl : the true story of Emily Edmonson's flight from slavery

January 16, 2015
Conkling, Winifred.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2015.
170 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

28 days : moments in Black history that changed the world

January 16, 2015
Smith, Charles R., Jr., 1969-
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
"A Neal Porter book."
"A picture book look at many of the men and women who revolutionized life for African Americans throughout history"-- Provided by publisher.

Zendaya : capturing the stage, screen, and modeling scene

January 16, 2015
Schwartz, Heather E.
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, 2014.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Show biz kid -- Disney darling -- All-around superstar.

LEGO DC Universe super heroes : handbook.

January 16, 2015
Bradway, New York : Scholastic, Inc., 2013.
109 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS: May include fold-out poster which is removed and sent to ordering agency.
Heroes! -- Villains! -- Vehicles! -- Locations!
This collection of facts about comic book super heroes and villains is illustrated with the Lego characters and structures associated with them.

Pine and the winter sparrow

January 16, 2015
Lumbard, Alexis York, 1981-
Bloomington, Indiana : Wisdom Tales, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Have you ever wondered why pine trees stay green all winter long and don't lose their leaves like other trees? According to an ancient legend attributed to the Cherokee Indians, it was a simple act of kindness towards an injured little bird that earned pine trees this very honor. Retold by award-winning author Alexis York Lumbard, this story invites readers to experience a world where trees and birds speak and interact with each other, and which shows us that no act of kindness and sharing goes unrewarded. Featuring beautiful paintings by multiple award-winning illustrator Beatriz Vidal, you will never look at pine trees in the same way again!"--Provided by publisher.

Apocalypse bow wow

January 15, 2015
Proimos, James, III, author.
©2015
215 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
Apollo and Brownie are unaware that the apocalypse is at hand, so when their owners don't return and they run out of food and water, the dogs venture into the world, where they team up with a police dog, a flea that quotes Sun Tzu's The art of war, and others in an attempt to survive.

My name is truth : the life of Sojourner Truth

January 15, 2015
Turner, Ann Warren, author.
©2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Here is the remarkable true story of how former slave Isabella Baumfree transformed herself into the preacher and orator Sojourner Truth, as told by author Ann Turner and illustrator James Ransome. An iconic figure of the abolitionist and women's rights movements, Sojourner Truth famously spoke out for equal rights roughly one hundred years before the civil rights movement. My Name Is Truth includes a detailed historical note, an archival photo, and a list of suggested supplemental reading materials."--Publisher description.

Batman's missions

January 15, 2015
Davies, Beth, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Rock & fossil hunter

January 15, 2015
Morgan, Ben, 1968- author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
72 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"Smithsonian."
Presents more than thirty learning activities involving rocks and fossils, including exercises about minerals, gems, crystals, and limestone.

Pirates

January 15, 2015
Lock, Deborah, author.
London ; New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
56 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
"Includes fun activities"--Cover.
What is a pirate? -- Where were they? -- Early piracy -- Raiders of the North -- Barbary corsairs -- The Maltese revenge -- The New World -- Privateers -- Buccaneers -- The Jolly Roger -- The pirate round -- Attack! -- Hand-to-hand -- A pirate's life for me -- Marooned -- Pirates of the Indian Ocean -- Unlucky pirate -- Punishment -- The king of pirates -- Pirates of the Eastern Seas -- Pirates of today -- Set sail -- True or false? -- Treasure hunt -- Facts matchup -- Glossary.

Oceans

January 15, 2015
Gray, Samantha, author, editor.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
56 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Previously published by DK Publishing in 2001 under the title: Ocean.
Includes index.

Mammals

January 15, 2015
Walker, Sarah, author, editor.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
56 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
Mammal world -- Amazing mammals -- Family life -- Different diets -- Moonlighters -- On the defensive -- Underground, overground -- The high life -- Primate party -- Amazing marsupials -- Deep in the jungle -- Forest-dwellers -- Savanna plains -- Desert homes -- On the slopes -- Life in the freezer -- Freshwater mammals -- Down by the sea -- Leap in the deep -- Friend or foe? -- Under threat -- Polar journey -- True or false? -- Jungle safari -- Who am I? -- Glossary and animal alphabet.
Presents an overview of mammals, including their history, various kinds, physical characteristics, behavior, and endangered and extinct species.

Everything you need to know about bugs

January 15, 2015
Bingham, Caroline, 1962- author, editor.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Previously published in 2007 as Buzz.
Includes index.

Early people

January 15, 2015
Pipe, Jim, 1966- author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
56 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
First steps -- The clever ape -- Neanderthals -- Modern humans -- The Stone Age -- Living off the land -- The use of fire -- Life in the freezer -- Land of the giants -- The first artists -- Looking good -- The first religions -- Living with animals -- Taming the land -- The age of metal -- Weapons of war -- Ancient China -- Early Australia - The Americas -- The first towns -- How do we know? -- True or false? -- Head for home -- What's this? -- Which way? -- Glossary.

Power up!

January 14, 2015
March, Julia.
New York, New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2015.
63 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
"LEGO legends of Chima."
Trouble has come to the land of Chima! Powerful hunter tribes want to freeze all of Chima and only Fire Chi can stop them. Find out how the tribes use Chi orba to power-up their awesome vehicles, their weapons, and even themselves!

Bugs

January 14, 2015
York, Penelope, author.
London ; New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
56 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Previous American edition was published in 2002.
"Includes fun activites"--Cover.
Bugs come in all shapes and sizes, and insects do amazing things -now your child can explore the fascinating world of bugs and creepy crawlies with pictures and games and interesting text.

Earth

January 14, 2015
York, Penelope, author.
London ; New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
56 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Previous American edition was published in 2002.
"Now includes fun activites"--Cover.
Learn about science, history, and the natural world through beautiful photography and lively, age-appropriate text.

Big Nate's greatest hits

January 14, 2015
Peirce, Lincoln, author.
©2015
373 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
"These strips appeared in newspapers from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 1997, and were also in the ebooks, Big Nate makes a splash, Big Nate: dibs on this chair, and Big Nate: pray for a fire drill"--Colophon.
The more Big Nate, the better! Readers will have their fill of Nate's wisecracks and school-day shenanigans in this giant collection of hilarious comic strips.

One Direction : a year with us.

January 14, 2015
One Direction (Musical group), author.
Hammersmith, London : HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
61 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Worldwide sensation One Direction is back to share all their secrets, dreams and stories from the past year with the fans they love.

Surviving sharks and other dangerous creatures

January 14, 2015
Zullo, Allan, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic, Inc., c2006.
151 pages ; 20 cm
"10 true tales"--Title page.
Ten true stories of real-life survivors of attacks by some of the animal kingdom's scariest predators!

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