New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

October 2, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Argentina

October 1, 2014
Murray, Julie, 1969-
Minneapolis, MN : ABDO Publishing Company, 2015.
40 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 x 24 cm.
Includes index.
Around the world -- Passport to Argentina -- Important cities -- Argentina in history -- Timeline -- An important symbol -- Across the land -- Earning a living -- Life in Argentina -- Famous faces -- Tour book -- A great country -- Argentina up close.
Photographs and text provide information about the country of Argentina.

Greece

October 1, 2014
Murray, Julie, 1969-
Minneapolis, MN : ABDO Publishing Company, 2015.
40 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 x 24 cm.
Includes index.
Around the world -- Passport to Greece -- Important cities -- Greece in history -- Timeline -- An important symbol -- Across the land -- Earning a living -- Life in Greece -- Famous faces -- Tour book -- A great country -- Greece up close.
Photographs and text provide information about the country of Greece.

Ireland

October 1, 2014
Murray, Julie, 1969-
Edina, Minnesota : ABDO Publishing Company, [2015]
40 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 x 24 cm.
Includes index.
Around the world -- Passport to Ireland -- Important cities -- Ireland in history -- An important symbol -- Across the land -- Earning a living -- Life in Ireland -- Famous faces -- A great country.
Photographs and text provide information about the country of Ireland.

New Zealand

October 1, 2014
Murray, Julie, 1969-
Edina, Minnesota : ABDO Publishing Company, [2015]
40 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 x 24 cm.
Includes index.
Around the world -- Passport to New Zealand -- Important cities -- New Zealand in history -- An important symbol -- Across the land -- Earning a living -- Life in New Zealand -- Famous faces -- A great country.

Norway

October 1, 2014
Murray, Julie, 1969-
©2015
40 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 x 24 cm.
Includes index.
Around the world -- Passport to Norway -- Important cities -- Norway in history -- An important symbol -- Across the land -- Earning a living -- Life in Norway -- Famous faces -- A great country.
Photographs and text provide information about the country of Norway .

Pakistan

October 1, 2014
Murray, Julie, 1969-
©2015
40 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 x 24 cm.
Around the world -- Passport to Pakistan -- Important cities -- Pakistan in history -- An important symbol -- Across the land -- Earning a living -- Life in Pakistan -- Famous faces -- A great country.
Photographs and text provide information about the country of Pakistan.

Sweden

October 1, 2014
Murray, Julie, 1969-
©2015.
40 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 x 24 cm.
Around the world -- Passport to Sweden -- Important cities -- Sweden in history -- An important symbol -- Across the land -- Earning a living -- Life in Sweden -- Famous faces -- A great country.

Turkey

October 1, 2014
Murray, Julie, 1969-
Minneapolis, MN : ABDO Publishing Company, 2015.
40 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 x 24 cm.
Includes index.
Around the world -- Passport to Turkey -- Important cities -- Turkey in history -- Timeline -- An important symbol -- Across the land -- Earning a living -- Life in Turkey -- Famous faces -- Tour book -- A great country -- Turkey up close.
Photographs and text provide information about the country of Turkey.

Panama

October 1, 2014
Blashfield, Jean F.
New York : Children's Press, c2015.
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
A country and a canal -- On the Isthmus -- The wildlife exchange -- Becoming a nation -- Growing Panama -- An expanding economy -- The Panameños -- People of faith -- The Panamanian way -- Panamanian life.

The Philippines

October 1, 2014
Oleksy, Walter G., 1930-
New York : Children's Press, 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Beautiful islands -- Green necklace -- The wild world -- Island history -- Governing the republic -- Making a living -- Living and learning -- Spiritual life -- Culture, arts, and sports -- Philippine ways.

Thailand

October 1, 2014
Friedman, Mel, 1946-
New York : Children's Press, c2015.
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.

Turkey

October 1, 2014
Orr, Tamra.
New York : Children's Press, 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
At the bazaar -- Where continents connect -- Nature's superpower -- Ancient and modern -- Governing the Republic -- On the job -- Meet the Turks -- Spiritual life -- Sports and arts -- Turkish ways.

Saudi Arabia

October 1, 2014
Yomtov, Nelson.
Children's Press : New York, [2015].
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
A nation transformed -- Desert, mountain, and oasis -- The natural world -- The birth of the kingdom -- A powerful monarchy -- Oil is king -- A common heritage -- The birthplace of Islam -- Arts and sports -- Ancient and modern.

Scotland

October 1, 2014
Yomtov, Nelson.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., c2015, [2014]
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
A land of treasures -- A charming land -- Nature's beauty -- Scotland the brave -- A young government -- A diverse economy -- The people of Scotland -- The faith of a people -- A creative culture -- Daily life

Iraq

October 1, 2014
Hassig, Susan M., 1969- author.
New York, NY : Cavendish Square Publishing, [2015].
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Iraq today -- Geography -- History -- Government -- Economy -- Environment -- Iraqis -- Lifestyle -- Religion -- Language -- Arts -- Leisure -- Festivals -- Food -- Map of Iraq -- About the economy -- About the culture -- Timeline -- Glossary.

Canada

October 1, 2014
Pang, Guek-Cheng, 1950- author.
©2015
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Geography -- History -- Government -- Economy -- Environment -- Canadians -- Lifestyle -- Religion -- Language -- Arts -- Leisure -- Festivals -- Food -- Map of Canada -- About the economy -- About the culture -- Timeline -- Glossary.
Includes information on Canada's geography, history, government, economy, environment as well as Canadians' lifestyle, religion, language, arts, food, leisure and festivals.

Israel

October 1, 2014
DuBois, Jill, 1952- author.
New York, NY : Cavendish Square Publishing, [2015].
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Israel today -- Geography -- History -- Government -- Economy -- Environment -- Israelis -- Lifestyle -- Religion -- Language -- Arts -- Leisure -- Festivals -- Food -- Map of Israel -- About the economy -- About the culture -- Timeline -- Glossary.
Includes information about Israels geography, history, government economy,environment, the people and their lifestyle as well as their religion, language, arts, leisure, food and festivals.

Egypt

October 1, 2014
Pateman, Robert, 1954- author.
©2015
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Egypt today -- Geography -- History -- Government -- Economy -- Environment -- Egyptians -- Lifestyle -- Religion -- Language -- Arts -- Leisure -- Festivals -- Food -- Map of Egypt -- About the economy -- About the culture -- Timeline -- Glossary.
Tells of Egypt's geography, history, government, economy, environment, as well as Egyptians' lifestyle, religion, language, arts, leisure, food and festivals.

Saudi Arabia

October 1, 2014
Janin, Hunt, 1940- author.
New York, NY : Cavendish Square Publishing, [2015].
144 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Saudi Arabia today -- Geography -- History -- Government -- Economy -- Environment -- Saudi Arabians -- Lifestyle -- Religion -- Language -- Arts -- Leisure -- Festivals -- Food -- Map of Saudi Arabia -- About the economy -- About the culture -- Timeline -- Glossary.

Iran

October 1, 2014
Rajendra, Vijeya, 1936- author.
New York, NY : Cavendish Square Publishing, [2015].
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Iran today -- Geography -- History -- Government -- Economy -- Environment -- Iranians -- Lifestyle -- Religion -- Language -- Arts -- Leisure -- Festivals -- Food -- Map of Iran -- About the economy -- About the culture -- Timeline -- Glossary.

South Africa

October 1, 2014
Noonan, Sheila Smith.
Philadelphia : Mason Crest, 2013.
87 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 22 cm.
A postcard-perfect land -- Troubling past, promising future -- A young republic -- South Africa's financial landscape -- Rainbow nation -- South Africa's urban gems -- A calendar of South African festivals -- Recipes -- Glossary -- Project and report ideas -- Chronology.
Introduces South Africa, describing its history, politics, religion, economy, culture, and most important cities.

Sudan and Southern Sudan

October 1, 2014
Kavanaugh, Dorothy, 1969-
Philadelphia : Mason Crest Publishers, 2013.
79 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
The land and climate -- The history of Sudan -- Politics in Sudan and South Sudan -- A struggling economy -- The people of Sudan and South Sudan -- Sudanese communities -- A calendar of Sudanese festivals -- Recipes -- Glossary -- Project and report ideas -- Chronology.
Introduces Sudan and Southern Sudan, describing its history, politics, religion, economy, culture, and most important cities.

Uganda

October 1, 2014
Kubuitsile, Lauri.
Philadelphia : Mason Crest Publishers, c2013.
79 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
The pearl of Africa -- Rising from the ashes -- A new democracy -- Recovering from economic bust -- A union of diversity -- Life in the cities of Uganda -- A calendar of Ugandan festivals -- Recipes -- Glossary -- Project and report ideas -- Chronology.
Introduces Uganda, describing its history, politics, religion, economy, culture, and most important cities.

The African Union

October 1, 2014
Roberts, Russell, 1953-
Philadelphia : Mason Crest, c2013.
80 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 21 cm.
A continent in crisis seeks new hope -- Seeking unity for Africa -- Organization of the African Union -- Challenges faced by the African Union -- A calendar of African festivals -- Glossary -- Project and report ideas -- Chronology.
"The African Union was formed in 2002 as a successor to the largely eneffective Organization fo African Unity. The purpose of the African Union is the turn Africa into a political and economic power. The new organization faces many challenges, and the solutions to Africa's problems will not be easy to find. Yet on its shoulders the African Union carries the hopes and dreams of a continent"--Back cover.

Algeria

October 1, 2014
Harmon, Daniel E.
Philadelphia : Mason Crest Publishers, c2013.
79 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 21 cm.
The land -- Algeria's history -- Government and foreign relations -- The economy -- Culture and people -- Cities and communities -- A calendar of Algerian festivals -- Recipes -- Glossary -- Project and report ideas -- Chronology.
Introduces Algeria, describing its history, politics, religion, economy, culture, and most important cities.

Angola

October 1, 2014
Staeger, Rob.
Philadelphia : Mason Crest Publishers, 2013.
87 p. : ill. (mostly col.), col. maps ; 22 cm.
Riches in the land -- From colony to civil war -- The government of Angola -- A postwar economy -- The people of Angola -- Cities and communities -- A calendar of Angolan festivals -- Recipes -- Glossary -- Project and report ideas -- Chronology.
Introduces Angola, describing its history, politics, religion, economy, culture, and most important cities.

Cameroon

October 1, 2014
Cook, Diane.
Philadelphia : Mason Crest, 2013.
79 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 22 cm.
Africa in one country -- A cross-cultural history -- Politics of Cameroon -- A stuggling economy -- A vibrant melting pot of cultures -- Cities and communities -- Calendar of Cameroonian festivals -- Recipes -- Glossary -- Project and report ideas -- Chronology..
Introduces Cameroon, describing its history, politics, religion, economy, culture, and most important cities.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

October 1, 2014
Milios, Rita.
Philadelphia : Mason Crest Publishers, c2013.
79 p. : ill. (mostly col.), col. map ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
Forest and woodland -- A proud and bloody history -- Turmoil and transition -- The costs of war -- Language, identity, and culture -- Cities and communities -- A calendar of Congolese festivals -- Recipes -- Glossary -- Project and report ideas -- Chronology.
Introduces the Democratic Republic of Congo, describing its history, politics, religion, economy, culture, and most important cities.

Ghana

October 1, 2014
Poisson, Barbara Aoki.
Philadelphia : Mason Crest Publishers, c2013.
79 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 21 cm.
Land of the natural wonders -- From empire to republic -- Governing the black star of Africa -- A hopeful economy -- A vibrant ethnic tapestry -- Ghana's cities: tradition and innovation -- A calendar of Ghanian festivals -- Recipes -- Glossary -- Project and report ideas -- Chronology.
Discusses the geography, history, economy, culture, and people of Ghana.

Ivory Coast

October 1, 2014
Habeeb, William Mark, 1955-
Philadelphia : Mason Crest, c2013.
79 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 22 cm.
Geography -- History -- The government of Ivory Coast -- An economy based on commodities -- Culture and people -- The communities of Ivory Coast -- A calendar of Ivorian festivals -- Recipes -- Glossary -- Project and report ideas -- Chronology.
Discusses the geography, history, economy, culture, and people of Ivory Coast.

Nigeria

October 1, 2014
Walker, Ida.
Philadelphia : Mason Crest Publishers, c2013.
79 p. : ill. (mostly col.), map ; 22 cm.
From desert to rainforest -- From colonialism to democracy -- Governing Nigeria today -- An economy in need of reform -- Nigeria's culture and people -- The cities -- A calendar of Nigerian festivals -- Recipes -- Glossary -- Project and report ideas -- Chronology.
Introduces Nigeria, describing its history, politics, religion, economy, culture, and most important cities.

Senegal

October 1, 2014
Mulroy, Tanya.
Philadelphia : Mason Crest Publishers, 2013.
79 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 22 cm.
Africa's westernmost land -- An ancient past, a promising future -- Democracy in decline? -- A stable economy -- The people of Senegal -- Blending past and present -- A calendar of Senegalese festivals -- Recipes -- Glossary -- Project and report ideas -- Chronology.
Introduces Senegal, describing its history, politics, religion, economy, culture, and most important cities.

Sierra Leone

October 1, 2014
Hasday, Judy L., 1957-
Philadelphia : Mason Crest Publishers, c2013.
79 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 22 cm.
A diamond in the rough -- The colony and the protectorate -- A more secure government -- Challenges for the economy -- The people of Sierra Leone -- From harbor port to diamond mines -- A calendar of Sierra Leonean festivals -- Recipes -- Glossary -- Project and report ideas -- Chronology.
Introduces Sierra Leone, describing its history, politics, religion, economy, culture, and most important cities.

Communities in my world

October 1, 2014
Cane, Ella, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a capstone imprint, [2014]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
What is a community? -- Rural communities -- Urban communities -- Suburban communities.
Introduces different types of communities and their characteristics.

Continents in my world

October 1, 2014
Cane, Ella.
North Mankato, Minnesta : Capstone Press, [2014]
24 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 19 cm.
Introduces the world's seven continents and presents a unique fact about each one.

Homes in my world

October 1, 2014
Cane, Ella.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a capstone imprint [2014]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.

Neighborhoods in my world

October 1, 2014
Cane, Ella.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, [2014]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
What is a neighborhood? -- My neighborhood -- Places in my neighborhood -- Other neighborhoods.

States in my world

October 1, 2014
Cane, Ella.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, [2014]
24 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 19 cm.
What is a state? -- People and government -- Landforms -- Biggest and smallest.

Countries in my world

October 1, 2014
Cane, Ella.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, [2014]
24 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 19 cm.

Neighborhood sharks : hunting with the great whites of California's Farallon Islands

October 1, 2014
Roy, Katherine., author.
New York : David Macaulay Studio, Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"An up close look at the ocean's most fearsome and famous predator and the scientists who study them--just twenty-six miles from the Golden Gate Bridge"-- Provided by publisher.

Understanding Jordan today

October 1, 2014
Perdew, Laura.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, [2015]
63 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.

Understanding Iran today

October 1, 2014
Capek, Michael.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, [2015]
63 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
A day with Shirin -- Land and animals -- Many peoples, one nation -- The Persian Empire -- From monarchy to theocracy -- A religion of joy and sadness -- Iranian culture.

Understanding Afghanistan today

October 1, 2014
Nardo, Don, 1947-
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, [2015]
63 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
A day in Mustala's life -- Natural physical features -- A giant battlefield -- Diverse peoples seek unity -- Families, women, and children -- Religion as a way of life -- Literature, arts, and entertainment .

Understanding Turkey today

October 1, 2014
Klepeis, Alicia, 1971-
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, [2015]
63 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
Turkey : a day in the life -- Introduction to Turkey -- The people of Turkey -- Culture in Turkey -- History and government -- Current issues in Turkey -- Turkey in the global community.

Understanding Syria today

October 1, 2014
Capek, Michael.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, [2015]
63 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
A day with Sabeen -- Land of sand and water -- The past is the present -- A government at war -- Religion -- People and crafts -- Food and holidays.

Understanding Palestine today

October 1, 2014
Lüsted, Marcia Amidon.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, [2015]
63 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
A day in the life -- A land at the crossroads -- Conflict and occupation -- Looking around -- Living in Palestine -- At home -- Let's celebrate!.

Understanding Lebanon today

October 1, 2014
Perdew, Laura.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, [2015]
63 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
Living in Lebanon -- History -- Cultures -- Current issues -- Family -- The arts -- Lebanon today

The evolution of government and politics in Iraq

October 1, 2014
Tracy, Kathleen.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2015.
47 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
A fallen dictatorship -- The Sunnis and the Shiites -- A modern history of political instability -- Iraq's working government -- Iraq today.

The evolution of government and politics in China

October 1, 2014
Rice, Earle.
Hockessin, Delaware : Mitchell Lane Publishers, [2015]
47 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.

The evolution of government and politics in North and South Korea

October 1, 2014
Rice, Earle.
Hockessin, Del. : Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2015.
47 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
Across an arbitrary line -- North vs. South -- North Korea's Kim dynasty -- South Korea's long path to peace and unity -- Hope and renewal.

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