New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

March 25, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

If you were the moon

March 24, 2017
Salas, Laura Purdie, author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"If you were the moon, what would you do? You'd spin like a twilight ballerina and play dodgeball with space rocks! Find out more in this lyrical list poem accompanied by stunning illustrations."-- Provided by publisher.

One is not a pair : a spotting book

March 24, 2017
Teckentrup, Britta, author, illustrator.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Big Picture Press, an imprint of Candlewick Press, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
In One Is Not a Pair, each patterned page contains a set of pairs . . . but one thing does not match any of the others. Can you find it?

Botanicum

March 24, 2017
Willis, K. J., author.
©2016.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 38 cm.
Includes index.
Showcases dozens of full-color plants from around the world in a gallery format, complemented by identification information and brief descriptions.

Sarakasa: bāla kawitāwāṃ

March 24, 2017
Bhīkhī, Satapāla, author.
Paṭiālā : Saṅgama Pabalīkeshanaza, 2015.
32 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Poems for children.

World War II : a nonfiction companion to Magic tree house super edition #1 : world at war, 1944

March 23, 2017
Osborne, Mary Pope, author.
©2017
139 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
"Super edition for readers 9-12"--Cover.
"A nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House Super Edition #1 : World at War, 1944."
Examines the historical events the Magic Tree House book "World at War, 1944" is based on, discussing the causes of the war and D-Day with photographs and illustrations.

Code your own games : 20 games to create with Scratch

March 23, 2017
Wainewright, Max, author.
©2016
80 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Learn to become a super-coder and make your own games!"--Back cover.
With the help of robots and step-by-step instructions, this book provides all the code needed to build, play, and share 20 games using Scratch. The games are split across five difficulty levels.

Hammerhead vs. bull shark

March 23, 2017
Pallotta, Jerry, author.
New York : Scholastic, 2011.
32 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contains facts about hammerhead sharks and bull sharks, comparing such aspects as their sizes, brain structure, and abilities.

Ṭopī becne vālā aur bandar aur dūsrī kahāniyāṉ = The cap seller and the monkeys

March 23, 2017
Naʼī Dihlī : Qaumī Kaunsil barāʼe Farog̲ẖ-i Urdū Zabān : Bī Pī Āʼī Inḍiyā Prāʼīveṭ Limiṭeḍ, 2014.
16 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Translated from English.
Children's stories.
Didactic stories from Panchatantra, Sanskrit classic; retold for children.

Ultimate explorer guide : explore, discover, and create your own adventures with real National Geographic explorers

March 22, 2017
Honovich, Nancy, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Kids, [2017]
160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

A song about myself

March 22, 2017
Keats, John, 1795-1821, author.
©2017
34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
"'A Song about myself' by John Keats from 'The complete works of John Keats, vol. 2', edited by H. Buxton Forman, Glasgow, Scotland: Gowars & Gray, 1901"--Title page verso.
This little-known poem by the beloved poet is filled with playful rhymes that are complemented by vibrant watercolors.

Wake up!

March 22, 2017
Frost, Helen, 1949- author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
Simple poetic language and close-up photographs invite readers to explore all the baby animals who are born during spring.

Lighter than air : Sophie Blanchard, the first woman pilot

March 22, 2017
Smith, Matthew Clark, 1982- author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Shares the life of the first female to work as a professional balloonist, making more than sixty ascents until 1819, she became the first woman to die in an aviation accident.

Martina & Chrissie : the greatest rivalry in the history of sports

March 22, 2017
Bildner, Phil, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Traces the friendship and rivalry of tennis stars Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.

Nightlights

March 22, 2017
Alvarez, Lorena, author, illustrator.
©2016
54 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 30 cm.
Every night, tiny stars appear out of the darkness in little Sandy's bedroom. She catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning brings them back to life in whimsical drawings. When a mysterious new girl appears at school, Sandy's drawings are noticed for the first time, but Morfie's fascination with Sandy's talent soon turns into something far more sinister.

100 things to be when you grow up

March 21, 2017
Gerry, Lisa, author.
©2017
255 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm
Includes index.
"From beekeeper to ice-cream taster, Chief Happiness Officer to Hollywood animal trainer, this book features 100 of the coolest, wackiest, and most amazing jobs out there (and some you never knew existed)! Jam-packed with inspiration, advice from National Geographic explorers, weird-but-true facts, and a heaping sense of wonder, this book will get kids excited about their future and all the amazing possibilities as they prepare to take on the world!" --Back cover.

Just joking gross : 300 hilarious and disgusting jokes, tongue twisters, riddles and more!

March 21, 2017
Pattison, Rosie Gowsell.
Washington, DC : National Geographic Partners, 2017.
208 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm.
Includes index.
"Brace yourself for some serious (seriously fun) ickiness! This delightfully disgusting book is a tribute to all kinds of everyday nastiness! Discover yucky jokes, laugh-out-loud lists, kooky knock-knocks, funny puns, strange tongue twisters, and more to share with friends and family. Funny profiles of super-gross animals and weird-but-true science show that grossness is also downright fascinating"--Provided by publisher.

Out of wonder : poems celebrating poets

March 21, 2017
Alexander, Kwame, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
40 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Presents a collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.

Trees

March 21, 2017
Lemniscates, author, illustrator.
©2015
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
A simple introduction to trees describes seasonal changes and discusses different habitats and the contributions trees make to the environment.

The hidden life of a toad

March 21, 2017
Wechsler, Doug, author, photographer.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm
Presents extreme close-up images of the life cycle of the American toad, from egg to tadpole to adult.

Fresh-picked poetry : a day at the farmers' market

March 21, 2017
Schaub, Michelle, author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
This collection of poems takes young readers to a day at an urban farmers' market. Whom to see, what to eat, and how produce is grown--it's all so exciting, fresh, and delicious. Readers are invited to peruse the stands and inspect vendors' wares with poems like "Farmer Greg's Free-Range Eggs," "Summer Checklist," and "Necessary Mess."

100 steps for science : why it works and how it happened

March 21, 2017
Gillespie, Lisa Jane.
©2017
63 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Space -- Wheels -- Numbers -- Light -- Sound -- Particles -- Medicine -- Materials -- Energy -- Life.
Plunge into the world of science and learn about humankind's ten most important discoveries, including stars, wheels, numbers, light, medicine, sound, atoms, materials, energy and life.

Sea otter heroes : the predators that saved an ecosystem

March 21, 2017
Newman, Patricia, 1958- author.
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2017]
56 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 x 28 cm
"Marine biologist Brent Hughes discovered a surprising connection between sea otters and sea grass at an estuary in northern California. Follow science in action as Hughes conducts the research that led to this major discovery."-- Provided by publisher.

Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon : the official Alola Region Pokédex & postgame adventure guide.

March 21, 2017
Bellevue, WA : The Pokémon Company International, [2017]
xiii, 368 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Title from cover.
Includes exclusive creator interview.
"If getting all the Pokémon from the Alola region is your goal, or if you simply want the latest info on all these amazing Pokémon, then Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon: The Official Alola Region Pokédex & Postgame Adventure Guide will be your go-to for the info you need! And if you think you've done everything there is to do in the Alola region, then think again! Many adventures are waiting for you after you've completed the main story in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, and this guide will take you through them-- including encountering, battling, and catching the mysterious Ultra Beasts!" --Back cover.

The new 50 simple things kids can do to save the earth

March 21, 2017
Kansas City : Andrews McMeel Pub., ©2009.
207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A note to kids -- To parents and teachers -- What's happening -- Guarding our buried treasures -- Preserving our oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams -- Protecting animals -- Keeping the earth green -- Using energy wisely -- Spread the word -- Eco-experiments -- Quick quizzes.
Offers fifty new things kids can do to save the earth by working to save climate change, work on water pollution, conserving water, and saving whales. Describes how to keep the earth green and how to use energy wisely. Also features four short quizzes.

I can play it safe

March 21, 2017
Feigh, Alison, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Pub., c2008.
32 p. : col. ill. ; 20 x 26 cm.
"Engages young children in the conversation about their safety and helps them practice the rules of personal safety"--Cover, p.4.

Don't pop your balloon! : get a grip on anger

March 21, 2017
Bender, Janet M., author.
Chattanooga, TN : National Center for Youth Issues, [2006]
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
This book explores the physical, emotional and relational causes, expressions and consequences of anger. The reader is empowered to choose from a host of healthy and safe ways to express this familiar emotion rather than letting it build up and "pop" in harmful ways.

Are you grateful today?

March 21, 2017
Yankee, Kris, author.
Northville, MI : Ferne Press, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Why should you be grateful? Does it make life easier or better? Kids, and adults, too, sometimes have a hard time showing gratefulness. It's easy to always want more 'stuff' and believe life would be better if we had everything we wanted. Grateful people know that a peaceful heart comes from appreciating what they have and from being thankful for love, joy, and health in their lives"--Provided by publisher.

Are you honest today?

March 21, 2017
Yankee, Kris, author.
Northville, MI : Ferne Press, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"What do you do if you find someone's wallet? Return it or take the money? An honest person would do the right thing. People who are honest are truthful toward others and themselves. Telling the truth is an important skill that should be developed in children but is applicable to all ages"--Provided by publisher.

Are you confident today?

March 21, 2017
Yankee, Kris, author.
Northville, MI : Ferne Press, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes tips for creating confident kids.
Kids learn ways to be confident towards themselves and with others.

Are you respectful today?

March 21, 2017
Yankee, Kris, author.
Northville, MI : Ferne Press, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes tips for creating respectful kids.
Kids learn ways to be respectful towards themselves and others.

Are you empathetic today?

March 21, 2017
Yankee, Kris, author.
Northville, MI. : Ferne Press, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Informs young readers why being aware and sensitive to other's feelings is important, and provides examples of empathy, including comforting someone who is sad, offering to help someone who needs assistance, and welcoming a new classmate.

What do I say about that? : ...coping with an incarcerated parent

March 21, 2017
Cook, Julia, 1964- author.
Chattanooga, TN : National Center for Youth Issues, [2015]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 23 cm
This book takes a unique look at the internal struggles with which a child of an incarcerated parent is faced--P. [4] of cover.

Little kids first big book of weather

March 20, 2017
De Seve, Karen, author.
©2017
128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- How to use this book -- Wonderful weather -- It's hot outside -- Windy weather -- Cloudy skies -- When it rains -- Brrr! It's cold -- Knowing the weather -- Parent tips.
A fact-filled introduction to the wild and wonderful world of weather. You'll discover how a rainbow forms; learn why some places are hot and others cold; and even play some games!

Stand up and sing! : Pete Seeger, folk music, and the path to justice

March 20, 2017
Reich, Susanna.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 30 cm

Secret coders. 3, Secrets & sequences

March 17, 2017
Yang, Gene Luen, author.
New York : First Second Books, 2017.
102 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
Determined to learn the history of once-elite Stately Academy, Hopper, Eni, and Josh are challenged to outmaneuver Principal Dean, who demands that the team turn over their most powerful robot and threatening coding genius, Professor One-Zero.

Above and below

March 17, 2017
Clulow, Hanako, illustrator.
London : 360 Degrees, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 31 cm
Lift the flaps to see nature's wonders unfold.
A split-page book.
This stunning split-page book peeks below the surface to uncover whole world of hidden wildlife. Fin out about all creatures great and small - from the depths of the ocean to the tropical rainforests and from the icy Arctic to the dusty Savannah. Beautiful illustrations by Hanako Clulow bring the wonders of nature to life.

Brain twisters

March 17, 2017
Gifford, Clive, author.
©2015
64 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"The science of thinking & feeling"--Cover.
Trick your senses and baffle your brain with this crazy book of mind tricks and neuroscience information. You can find out how magicians make use of inattentional blindness when doing magic tricks, and why you miss details that are hidden in plain sight. You can discover why your memory isn't as good as you think, and how it is possible to remember things that never actually happened. This astonishing science book presents a wide range of brain games and mind tricks, and explains how these reveal the working processes of the brain. It will engage and entertain, and leave you wondering: do you really know your own mind?

Coding for beginners using Python

March 17, 2017
Stowell, Louie, author.
©2017.
95 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.
Spiral binding.
Includes index.
An introduction to coding for complete beginners, this friendly and accessible book will teach children the basics of Scratch (a free, online programme developed by MIT which is widely used in primary schools), allowing them to get inside the code of their computer and create simple games and animations on screen.

Secrets of our Earth

March 17, 2017
Brown, Carron, author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"Hold the page to light to reveal Earth's secrets"--Cover.
A Shine-a-Light Book. Embark upon a memorable journey of discovery with this combination of natural landscapes, animal habitats, and geological wonders. From a snowy Antarctic landscape and dry African grasslands to tectonic plates rumbling beneath the planet's crust and meteorites whizzing through the atmosphere, children will be fascinated by the beauty of their home - our Earth! The unique design of the book allows children to discover a "hidden" image by holding the page up to a bright light. For children aged 3 and up, this is the perfect introduction to the hidden mysteries of our Earth.

Secrets of animal camouflage

March 17, 2017
Brown, Carron, author.
©2016
1 volume (36 unnumbered pages) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"Published by arrangement with Ivy Press Limited, United Kingdom."
"Hold the page to light to reveal hidden secrets"--Cover.
Who's hiding in the wild? Shine a light behind the page and see ... Explore animal habitats up close and you will find a world filled with great surprises! From an Arctic fox peeping out of the snow to a blue-ringed octopus buried into the sandy seabed, the secrets of animal camouflage are revealed.-- Source other than Library of Congress.

The human body

March 17, 2017
Brown, Carron, author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"Hold the page to light to reveal hidden secrets"--Cover.
"What happens underneath our skin? Shine a light behind the page and see... Explore the human body up close and discover how incredible it is! From the air we breathe and the food we eat, to the muscles that help us move and the heart that pumps our blood, the hidden wonders of the human body are revealed"-- Back cover.

Wonders of the USA

March 17, 2017
Brown, Carron, author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"Hold the page to light to reveal the USA's wonders"--Cover.

The boy who became king : LeBron James

March 17, 2017
Curcio, Anthony, author, illustrator.
[United States] : [publisher not identified], [2017]
30 unnumbered pages ; illustrations ; 25 cm
A true story about a young boy and his mother stuggling to make it on their own. The young boy grows up to be a basketball legend who now helps others who are struggling to make it in their own.

Yawning yoga

March 16, 2017
Jordan, Laurie, author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes glossary with word definitions and yoga instructions for poses included in the story.
"Elements of yoga practice including stretching, posture, and breath work, are introduced through elegant artwork and poems like Mountain (Tadasana) and Seashell (Balasana), to help children and their caring adults ready their bodies for a restful sleep."--Amazon.

The amazing book of LEGO Star Wars

March 16, 2017
Fentiman, David, author.
©2017
48 pages (some folded) : color illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 poster
Disney.
"Includes gigantic poster plus fun fold-out pages"--Cover.
Jedi masters -- Sinister Sith -- Amazing aliens -- Dangerous droids -- Planet Tatooine -- Anakin Skywalker -- Weird creatures -- Evil Empire -- Stormtroopers -- Rebel alliance -- Darth Vader -- Greedy gangsters -- Starfighters -- Bounty hunters -- Millennium Falcon -- Walkers -- Planet Hoth -- Luke Skywalker -- Rebellious Rey -- First order -- Brave resistance -- Quiz.
"Have you ever met an Ewok or seen the Empire's mighty Death Star? Have you faced the scary rancor, or joined the brave Jedi Knights? All of this and much, much more awaits you. Welcome to the amazing LEGO Star Wars galaxy." -- page 2.

Ducklings

March 16, 2017
Delano, Marfe Ferguson, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Kids, [2017]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.

When Jackie saved Grand Central : the true story of Jacqueline Kennedy's fight for an American icon

March 16, 2017
Wing, Natasha, author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Come on in, America : the United States and World War I

March 16, 2017
Osborne, Linda Barrett, 1949- author.
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017.
170 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
War begins in Europe -- The United States stays neutral--or does it? -- The United States joins the fight -- New and improved weapons -- The war on our home front -- African Americans at war and at home -- Women, suffrage, and service -- Peace with victory and a price -- War's legacy.

Kids speak. 7

March 16, 2017
Ṿalder, Ḥayim, author.
Jerusalem ; New York : Feldheim Publishers, 2013.
224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Young people in Israel write about their experiences dealing with personal problems, handicaps, fears, and relationships with parents and others.

The blue day book for kids

March 16, 2017
Greive, Bradley Trevor.
Kansas City, MO : Andrews McMeel Pub., 2006.
44 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"A lesson in cheering yourself up"--Cover.
Pairs striking animal photographs and inspirational thoughts which reflects a child's sensibility about the symptoms, causes, and cures for those times when children feel tired, grumpy, left out, or think that nothing ever goes as they planned.

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