New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

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

Elephants never forget

February 27, 2015
Slavin, Bill.
Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, c2011-2015.
3 v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm.
v. 1. Big city Otto -- v. 2. Elephants never forget -- v. 3. Big star Otto.

Flowers are calling

February 27, 2015
Gray, Rita, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 29 cm
Rhyming text explores the wonders of natural cooperation between flowers and the animals and insects of the forest.

The middle school rules of Brian Urlacher

February 27, 2015
Jensen, Sean, author.
Racine, Wisconsin : BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC, [2015]
176 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"For more than a decade, Brian Urlacher was the face of the Chicago Bears, one of the NFLs most storied franchises. An eight-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker, Urlacher established himself as one of the leagues preeminent defenders with his athleticism, intelligence and ferocity. He is widely expected to gain entrance into the Pro Football Hall of Fame when he is eligible in a few years which is not bad for an athlete from Lovington, New Mexico, where his coaches did not even see college potential in him until his junior year of high school. The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher features the real-life childhood stories and exploits of young Brian Urlacher and illustrate how they shaped him into the world-class athlete he became. The first of The Middle School Rules series, these books not only entertain, but also inspire greatness in the next generation by highlighting the importance of being your best, overcoming adversity, and reaching your dreams through discipline and hard work."--Provided from

Seattle Seahawks : Super Bowl champions

February 27, 2015
Flynn, Brendan, 1968-
Mankato, MN : The Childs World Inc, 2015.
24 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The 12th man -- Long road to success -- Turnaround -- Early stars -- The road to the top -- Building a champion -- Knocking on the door -- Breaking through -- Winning the big game

LeBron James : NBA MVP and champion

February 27, 2015
Hammer, Maxwell, author.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Lebron James

February 27, 2015
Anderson, Jameson.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : ABDO Publishing Company, [2015]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.


February 27, 2015
Rotner, Shelley.
New York : Holiday House, [2015]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

A pebble for your pocket : mindful stories for children and grown-ups

February 27, 2015
Nĥát Hạnh, Thích.
Berkeley, Calif. : Plum Blossom Books, 2010.
vi, 131 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Who is the Buddha? -- The hermit and the well -- Present moment, womderful moment -- Return to your hermitage -- The lotus pond -- The precious gem -- You are a Buddha-to-be -- Stopping -- You have never been born -- The two promices -- Chasing clouds -- Touching the Buddha inside -- Eating an orange -- Mindful eating -- Tree-hugging -- Touching the Earth -- Breathing meditation -- Sitting meditation -- Flower arranging -- Pebble meditation -- Walking meditation -- Yes, thanks -- Four mantras -- The breathing room -- The cake in the refrigerator -- Inviting the bell -- I have arrived.
Offers various practices that children can do on their own or with others that will help them to transform anger and unhappiness and reconnect to the wonders of nature, and the joy of living in the present moment.

First dictionary

February 27, 2015
New York : Kingfisher, 2011.
176 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Using your dictionary -- The dictionary A-Z -- Picture pages -- Wordplay answers.
Provides definitions and examples of more than fifteen hundred words and how they are used, with vocabulary-building word games and puzzles.

Legends : the best players, games, and teams in baseball

February 26, 2015
Bryant, Howard, 1968-
New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
xii, 228 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Spring. The One and Only: Babe Ruth -- 42: Jackie Robinson becomes a legend -- Willie's time: the greatness of Willie Mays -- Too good: six years of Sandy Koufax -- "Something for me, Mama": Henry Aaron hits #715 -- Rickey Henderson: one of a kind -- Summer. Miracle!: the 1914 Boston Braves -- The Boys of Summer: the 1947-55 Brooklyn Dodgers -- The Outlaws: the 1972-74 Oakland A's -- Saved: the 1993 San Francisco Giants -- Too good to be true: Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa -- Victory summer: the 1998 New York Yankees -- Fall. Goliath falls: the 1960 World Series -- Something to prove: Roberto Clemente's quest -- The best ever: the 1975 World Series -- The Original: Reggie Jackson becomes Mr. October -- "Don't give us a chance": the 2004 Boston Red Sox -- Joy and heartbreak: the 2011 World Series -- A timeline of baseball's key moments (top 40 style).
Presents a history of America's pastime that discusses many of its most notable players, teams, rivalries, and moments, from Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier to the home run race between Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire.

Dinosaurs from head to tail

February 26, 2015
Roderick, Stacey, author.
Toronto : Kids Can Press, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

Egg : nature's perfect package

February 26, 2015
Jenkins, Steve, 1952- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Explore how a simple, often colorful, sometimes surprisingly shaped package, reveals nature's life cycle, unusual animal defensive strategies, parenting behavior, evolution, and more, in this beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book" -- provided by publisher.

Toad weather

February 26, 2015
Markle, Sandra, author.
Atlanta, GA : Peachtree Publishers, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
On a rainy day, Ally's mom asks her to come outside where, amidst the oil slicks, dripping awnings, and splashing cars, they find a toad migration taking place.

Spectacular spots

February 26, 2015
Stockdale, Susan, author, illustrator.
Atlanta, GA : Peachtree Publishers, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Susan Stockdale brings to life a patterned parade of animals, showing young readers some of the many reasons spots are found so often in nature. Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and simple phrases keep readers entertained, while back matter provides more in-depth information on each featured animal."-- Provided by publisher.

Bedtime math. The truth comes out

February 26, 2015
Overdeck, Laura.
New York, NY : Feiwel & Friends, 2015.
91 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
"In Bedtime Math, math and fun facts combine for one wacky and wild adventure! Now kids can discover the truth behind all their favorite things: marshmallows, Coca-Cola, astronaut ice cream, and more!"-- Provided by publisher.

Mr. Pants : slacks, camera, action!

February 25, 2015
McCormick, Scott, 1970-
New York, N.Y. : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2015]
127 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 19 cm
Mr. Pants is determined to win a film contest, but his sisters and their friends are not eager to participate.

Nelson Mandela : South African president and civil rights activist

February 25, 2015
Woll, Kris, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Abdo Publishing, [2015]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.

Isaac Newton : genius mathematician and physicist

February 25, 2015
Mooney, Carla, 1970-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2015]
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Early life -- Studying at Cambridge -- Light and colors -- Writing the greatest science book -- Newton's impact.
Chronicles the life and career of mathematician and physicist, Isaac Newton and his famous founding work on the laws of motion and the theory of gravity.

Malala Yousafzai : Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist

February 25, 2015
Wang, Andrea.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2015]
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.

Jennifer Lawrence

February 25, 2015
Morreale, Marie, author.
New York : Children's Press, 2015.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

Malala Yousafzai

February 25, 2015
Doak, Robin S. (Robin Santos), 1963- author.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 cm.
Growing up in Pakistan : how did Malala's parents inspire her strong values? -- Fighting for change : what happened when the Taliban came to Pakistan? -- Dark days : how did Malala recover from the attempt on her life? -- The fight continues : what is Malala doing to spread her message today?.
"At the age of 11, Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog in support of education for girls in Pakistan. As the blog gained popularity and Yousafzai became famous, she faced opposition from religious extremists who were against womens right to education. Readers will discover how Yousafzai stood her ground against terrorist activists, even after being shot for her beliefs. They will also learn how Yousafzai achieved international recognition and how she continues to support the rights of women in her home country."--Provided by publisher.

Vladimir Putin : Russian leader

February 25, 2015
Sylvan, Lu, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2015]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 cm.

Martin Luther King Jr.

February 25, 2015
Gregory, Josh, author.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
48 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"As one of the most influential leaders of the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 60s, Martin Luther King, Jr., is a towering figure in U.S. history. Readers will explore King's life, from his boyhood in Atlanta to his triumphant successes in breaking down the barriers of racism and segregation. They will also find out how King was influenced by peaceful leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and how his words and accomplishments are celebrated today."--Provided by publisher.

A bird is a bird

February 25, 2015
Rockwell, Lizzy.
New York : Holiday House, 2015.
30 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

T is for time

February 25, 2015
Smith, Marie, 1951- author.
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 x 29 cm

Scooby-Doo team-up

February 25, 2015
Fisch, Sholly.
New York : DC Comics, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
The Dynamic Duo Batman and Robin team up with Scooby-Doo and his mystery busting friends the Mystery Inc.! Holy overactive imagination! When Scarecrow attacks using his fear gas, only humans are affected, leaving Batman, Robin and the Mystery Inc. gang trapped facing 'monsters' from their own imaginations. Now, it's up to canine crusaders Scooby-Doo and Ace the Bat-Hound to save the day!

Beware the Batman

February 25, 2015
Cohen, Ivan, author.
volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Authors and artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Collects DC Nation super sampler 1, Beware the Batman 1-6
The popular Cartoon Network series makes its way to comics! Bruce Wayne spent years studying crime-fighting techniques from his butler/former secret spy Alfred Pennyworth. Together they will take on Gotham City's worst criminals and convicts. But even with the help of allies like Katana and Pennyworth, Batman's skills will be put to the test against villians such as Professor Pyg, Man-Bat, and Tobias Whale.

Amazing animals : a collection of creatures great and small

February 25, 2015
De la Bédoyère, Camilla.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Originally published in 2013 in the United Kingdom by QED Publishing.
A collection of the fastest, biggest, weirdest, and most spectacular animals on Earth. From counting fish to learning which bird has the strangest beak, discover more than 300 lavishly illustrated animals.

Fall harvests : bringing in food

February 24, 2015
Rustad, Martha E. H. (Martha Elizabeth Hillman), 1975-
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, c2012.
24 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
Fall foods -- Growing food -- Harvesting food -- Harvest festivals.
Discusses the foods harvested in the fall and festivals held around the world to celebrate them.

King Thrushbeard

February 24, 2015
Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863, author.
Zürich, Switzerland : NorthSouth, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Because of her hateful pride, the king gives his daughter in marriage to the first beggar that comes to the door.

Rosa Parks

February 24, 2015
Taylor-Butler, Christine, author.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Introduces Rosa Parks, who made history by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person in 1950s Montgomery, Alabama.

Pokémon the movie. Diancie and the coccoon of destruction

February 24, 2015
Kitamura, K. (Kenji)
San Francisco : Viz Media, 2015.
190 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
In the underground Diamond Domain, where many Carbink live, the mysthical Pokémon Diancie serves as a princes. The Heart Diamond that sustains the land is beginning to fall apart, and Diancie is not yet strong enough to create a new one. Can Ash and his friends help Diancie discover its true power and save the Diamond Domain.

Marie Curie : physics and chemistry pioneer

February 24, 2015
Krieg, Katherine.
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
An introduction to the life and career of the physics and chemistry trailblazer Marie Curie.

Thomas Edison : world-changing inventor

February 24, 2015
Krieg, Katherine.
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
An independent inventor -- Capturing sound -- Lighting up the world -- A new laboratory -- Leaving a legacy.
Chronicles the life and career of inventor Thomas Edison and his famous patents, more than one thousand of them, during his lifetime.

Temple Grandin : inspiring animal-behavior scientist

February 24, 2015
Sepahban, Lois.
Minneapolis, MN : Core Library, An Imprint of Abdo Publishing, 2015.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Growing up with autism -- Becoming a scientist -- Designing better facilities -- Creating better lives for animals -- Helping others with autism -- Because of Temple Grandin -- Stop and think -- Glossary.
Chronicles the life and career of the animal scientist, from her work to helping others with autism to her lobbying for animal welfare.

The big book of presidents : from George Washington to Barack Obama

February 24, 2015
Hajeski, Nancy J., 1951- author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2015]
143 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cm
"The Big Book of Presidents" illustrates each president's journey to the White House through facts, anecdotes, illustrations, photographs, inspirational quotes, and more! Find out which president had a faithful dog named Fala, who was the only unmarried president, and which president's daughter carried around her pet snake in the White House in this overview of our country's leaders.

Pope Francis : Catholic spiritual leader

February 24, 2015
Woll, Kris, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Core Library, an imprint of Adbo Publishing, [2015]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 cm.

Taylor Swift

February 24, 2015
Morreale, Marie.
New York : Children's Press, 2015.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.

Amelia Earhart

February 24, 2015
Orr, Tamra, author.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
A spirit of adventure -- Lessons and the canary -- The big truth! -- Fame, fortune, and danger -- Around the world.
"Learn about the life and accomplishments of Amelia Earhart"-- Provided by publisher.

Bill Gates : Microsoft founder and philanthropist

February 24, 2015
Kjelle, Marylou Morano, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Core Library, an imprint of Adbo Publishing, [2015]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.

Jeff Bezos : founder of

February 24, 2015
Weil, Jamie, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2015]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

Michelle Obama

February 24, 2015
Taylor-Butler, Christine, author.
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
Presents a short biography, a timeline, photos of Michelle Obama.

Queen of the diamond : the Lizzie Murphy story

February 24, 2015
McCully, Emily Arnold, author, illustrator.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Margaret Ferguson Books."
"A picture book biography about Lizzie Murphy, the first woman to play in a major league exhibition game and the first person to play on both the New England and American leagues' all-star teams"-- Provided by publisher.

The periodic table : elements with style

February 24, 2015
Dingle, Adrian, 1967-
New York, NY : Kingfisher, 2015.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 19 x 19 cm
Includes index.
Hydrogen -- The alkali metals -- The alkaline earth metals -- The transition elements -- The boron elements -- The carbon elements -- The nitrogen elements -- The oxygen elements -- The halogen elements -- The noble gases -- The lanthanoid elements -- The actinoid elements -- The superheavies.
"Do you confuse boron with barium or chlorine with fluorine? Fear not! This book comes to the rescue by mixing science and art to create the most unique periodic table you've ever seen."--Publisher's web site.

The big book of art : Draw! Paint! Create!

February 24, 2015
Irvine, Calif. : Walter Foster, Jr., ann imprint of Quarto Publishing, 2015.
120 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm

Skylanders universe : the complete collection

February 24, 2015
Scott, Cavan, author.
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]
224 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Includes characters from Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, Skylanders Giants, Skylanders SWAP Force, and Skylanders Trap Team"--Front cover.
"The all-new Skylanders Universe The Complete Collection includes heroes from all the popular video games, including the new Skylanders Trap Team. This complete collection includes character origins, battle cries, and personality traits for hundreds of Skylanders"--Back cover.

#prehistoric : follow the dinosaurs

February 24, 2015
Owen, John.
New York : Scholastic, Inc., 2015.
115 pages: color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm

Beautiful beasts : a collection of creatures past and present

February 24, 2015
De la Bédoyère, Camilla.
New York : Sterling Children's Books, 2015.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

Cool structures : creative activities that make math & science fun for kids!

February 23, 2015
Hanson, Anders, 1980-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : ABDO Publishing Company, A Division of ABDO 2014
32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Cool structures : bits and pieces put together -- Pyramids : ancient geometry -- Project 1: build a pyramid -- Bridges : get over it! -- Project 2: build a bridge -- Sling it : structures in action! -- Project 3: build a catapult -- Towers : building high -- Project 4: spaghetti tower challenge.
Demonstrates the science of building and architecture through such projects as building a bridge, building a pyramid, and creating a tower out of spaghetti.


February 20, 2015
New York : Scholastic, 2015.
64 pages : color photographs ; 26 cm.
Statement of responsibility from cover.
Includes index.
The ocean: Exploring our oceans -- The reef: Life on the reef ; Stunning shrimp ; Reef geniuses ; Cuttlefish ; Coral crisis ; Beauty or beast? -- Open ocean: Life in the ocean ; Plankton ;Tiger sharks ; Lethal ; Urchin crab ; Bluefin tuna ; The immortal jellyfish ; Noisy ocean ; Smart dolphins ; Giant ocean sunfish ; Portuguese man-of-war ; How old? -- The deep: Life in the deep ; Superhot vents ; Sperm whales ; Ghost of the deep ; Weird creatures of the deep ; Dragonfish.
Learn brand-new, firsthand information about our oceans -- delivered directly from scientists in the field. These days, if you want to look something up, you just turn on your computer. But are you really getting all the information you need? Is it correct and up to date? Is there more information out there? There is! Oceans presents cutting-edge information directly from oceanographers themselves. It reveals how this information was discovered, too -- experiments, predictions, test results, identifications, and much, much more. Featuring interviews with amazing men and women, fantastic photography, detailed maps, and superb infographics, this new series is filled with original and extraordinary facts that will have every child exclaiming, "Really? WOW!"

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