New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

February 13, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Thea Stilton

February 12, 2016
Stilton, Thea.
New York, NY : Papercutz, c2013-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.
v. 1. The secret of Whale Island -- v. 2. Revenge of the Lizard Club -- v. 3. The treasure of the Viking ship -- v. 4. Catching the giant wave -- v. 5. The secret of the waterfall in the woods
The Thea sisters are five fun, lively students at Mouseford Academy on Whale Island, who want to be real, live journalists. Between classes and friendships, love and small fits of jealousy, they find life at the Academy to be a never-ending adventure!

What are you glad about? what are you mad about? : poems for when a person needs a poem

February 12, 2016
Viorst, Judith, author.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2016]
102 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.

Whose eye am I?

February 12, 2016
Rotner, Shelley, author, illustrator.
New York : Holiday House, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 25 cm
"This introduction to how humans and other animals see also includes an interactive game in which readers guess which eye belongs to which animal."-- Provided by publisher.

You wouldn't want to live without vegetables

February 12, 2016
Woolf, Alex, 1964- author.
New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
What is a vegetable? -- How did we grow vegetables in the past? -- Do vegetables make us healthy? -- What are the origins of the onion? -- Why are we passionate about potatoes? -- When did we get crazy about carrots? -- What's the low-down on lettuce? -- Why are we captivated by cabbage? -- Are vegetables just for eating? -- How are vegetables grown and preserved? -- Do vegetables affect the environment? -- What happens to vegetables?

You wouldn't want to live without sleep!

February 12, 2016
Pipe, Jim, 1966- author.
New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
The weird world of sleep -- Do I really have to sleep? -- What if I need to stay awake? -- What happens during the night? -- Sweet dreams? -- Going bump in the night -- Dead ... or just snoozing? -- How much sleep do I need? -- What if I don't get enough sleep? -- Extreme sleep deprivation -- The future of sleep -- Sleep tight.
"Describes what life would be like without sleep."-- Provided by publisher.

You wouldn't want to live without pain

February 12, 2016
Macdonald, Fiona, 1958- author.
New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Life's a pain -- Painful past -- Pain pathways -- Touchy-feely -- Mind, body, spirit ... -- Brainless = painless? -- What's the point of pain? -- Safety, sympathy, survival -- No pain, no gain -- Painkillers? -- What a relief -- The painful truth.
"Describes what life would be like without pain."-- Provided by publisher.

You wouldn't want to live without dirt

February 12, 2016
Graham, Ian, 1953- author.
New York : Franklin Watts, 2016.
30 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Where does soil come from? -- Types of soil -- A home for life -- What can you make from soil? -- Building with soil -- Covering up -- Growing plants -- Fuel from soil -- Look out -- Losing soil -- health and beauty -- Looking to the future.

When the sun shines on Antarctica : and other poems about the frozen continent

February 12, 2016
Latham, Irene.
Minneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishin Group, Inc., [2016]
33 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
When the sun shines on Antarctica -- Adélie seeking adélie -- A new coat for Mrs. Weddell -- Chinstrap penguin first family portrait -- Southern giant petrel at the seashore -- Flora in a frozen land -- Antarctic singers in concert -- Krill in space -- Beware the brinicle! -- Battle of the bull elephant seals -- Gentoo penguin jumps in -- Flight of the midge -- Emperor penguins at play -- Leopard seal spots a meal -- Iceberg's farewell to summer.

Mindstorms. Level 2

February 12, 2016
Hixon, Rena, author.
Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, 2016.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
The sonar sensor -- The infrared sensor -- The color sensor -- The touch sensor.
"Find out how to use the Mindstorms brick and display, and learn how to have a robot tell light from dark and to sense touch."-- Provided by publisher.

Mindstorms. Level 3

February 12, 2016
Hixon, Rena, author.
Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, 2016.
32 pages : olor illustrations ; 25 cm
Understanding programming concepts -- Reading the light sensor -- Checking a range -- Detecting and counting lines.
"Find out how to use the Mindstorms brick and display, and learn how a robot can tell light from dark and sense touch.-- Provided by publisher.

Mindstorms. Level 4

February 12, 2016
Hixon, Rena, author.
©2016
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Some useful tools -- Multitasking -- The gyro sensor -- Data logging.
"Explore advanced techniques in Mindstorms, from programming a series of movements to collecting and analyzing robot data."-- Provided by publisher.

Masterpieces up close

February 12, 2016
D'Harcourt, Claire, 1960- author.
©2006
63 pages : color illustrations ; 38 cm
"Originally published in France by Éditions du Seuil in 2004 under the title Chefs d'oeuvre a la loupe" --Colophon.

Nature's day : discover the world of wonder on your doorstep

February 12, 2016
Maguire, Kay, author.
New York : Wide Eyed Editions, 2016.
79 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm

Francisco Goya

February 12, 2016
Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.
New York : Childrens Press, 2016.
27 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

Pierre Auguste Renoir

February 12, 2016
Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.
New York : Children's Press, 2016.
30 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

Paul Gauguin

February 12, 2016
Venezia, Mike, author.
New York : Children's Press, 2016.
34 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

Paul Cézanne

February 12, 2016
Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.
New York : Children's Press, 2016.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

Bessie Coleman

February 12, 2016
Alexander, Carol, 1955-
New York, NY : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes index.
Meet Bessie Coleman -- Hard times -- A dream of flight -- Taking off! -- A courageous woman -- A poem about Bessie Coleman -- You can follow your dreams.

Michael Jordan

February 12, 2016
Hasday, Judy L., 1957-
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, ©2013.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Seconds left -- From 'least likely' to superstar -- Three-peat -- I'm back -- Wizards and the warrior.
Highlights the life and accomplishments of the Chicago Bulls superstar, describing his forays into baseball and film as well as his life after basketball.

Sanjay & Craig

February 11, 2016
Esquivel, Eric M., 1987-
New York : Papercutz, [2015]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
"Nickelodeon".
v. 1. Fight the future with flavor -- v. 2. New kid on the block

The stellar story of space travel

February 11, 2016
Lakin, Patricia, 1944- author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2016.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
The first astronomers -- The space race begins! -- 3-2-1- blast off!: the space race continues -- Space exploration today and tomorrow -- But wait ... there's more!
"Blast off into a galaxy full of fun with this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the history of fun stuff!"-- Provided by publisher.

Passover : festival of freedom

February 11, 2016
Polak, Monique, author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2016.
71 pages : illustrations, color ; 24 cm.

The forest feast for kids : colorful vegetarian recipes that are simple to make

February 11, 2016
Gleeson, Erin.
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2016]
111 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
The first children’s cookbook from New York Times bestselling author and popular food blogger Erin Gleeson, The Forest Feast for Kids, serves up kid-friendly vegetarian recipes that are quick, easy, and fun to make.

What's your story, Paul Revere?

February 11, 2016
Goddu, Krystyna Poray.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2016]
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.

What's your story, Amelia Earhart?

February 11, 2016
Barton, Jen, author.
©2016
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.

What's your story, Sequoyah?

February 11, 2016
Shaffer, Jody Jensen.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publishing Group, Inc., [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Sequoyah -- When and where were you born? -- What was your childhood like? -- What were your interests as a young man? -- What was your life like when you got older? -- How did you create a Cherokee alphabet? -- Why were people unhappy with your writing system? -- How did your system spread beyond the village? -- Did anyone else help spread your writing system? -- What happened after you signed the treaty? -- How did the Cherokee Nation change afyter the Trail of Tears? -- How did you continue encouraging the Cherokee to work together? -- How did the lives of the Cherokee improve because of you? -- Timeline -- Glossary.

What's your story, Susan B. Anthony?

February 11, 2016
Goddu, Krystyna Poray.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2016]
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

This is Hong Kong

February 11, 2016
Sasek, M. (Miroslav), 1916-1980.
New York : Universe, 2007.
60 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm
Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1965.
"Updated Hong Kong facts at end of book"--Title page verso.
Explores this important Chinese city, presenting drawings of its streets, buildings, bridges, market areas, and people.

This is Greece

February 11, 2016
Sasek, M. (Miroslav), 1916-1980.
New York : Universe Pub., 2009.
60 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm
Originally published: New York : Macmillan, ©1966.
"A children's classic"--Cover.
A pictorial tour of Greece presents drawings of ancient monuments, historic sites, and modern city and town life on both its islands and the mainland.

This is Paris

February 11, 2016
Sasek, M. (Miroslav), 1916-1980.
©1959
60 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
"A children's classic"--Cover.
A pictorial tour of the "city of light" presenting drawings of the people, historic monuments, and modern sights of Paris.

This is Australia

February 11, 2016
Sasek, M. (Miroslav), 1916-1980.
New York : Universe Pub., 2009.
61 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm
Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1970.
"A children's classic"--Cover.
A pictorial tour of Australia presenting drawings of its cities, animals, sports, beaches, aborigines, and the island of Tasmania.

This is Rome

February 11, 2016
Sasek, M. (Miroslav), 1916-1980.
New York : Universe, 2007.
60 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Originally published: New York : Macmillan, ©1960.
"Updated Rome facts at end of book"--Title page verso.
Explores the Italian capital, discussing its history and presenting drawings of its streets, buildings, bridges, statues, vehicles, and people.

This is Munich

February 11, 2016
Sasek, M. (Miroslav), 1916-1980.
©1959
pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
"A children's classic"--Cover.
Presents a pictorial tour of Munich, looking at the city's famous buildings, landmarks, museums, art galleries, festivities, food, and drinks.

Who Is happy? : see and say your first feelings

February 10, 2016
New York, NY : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, an imprint of Quarto, Inc., 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm

Miracle man : the story of Jesus

February 10, 2016
Hendrix, John, 1976- author, illustrator.
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"This picture book written and illustrated by John Hendrix focuses on the Biblical accounts of miracles performed by Jesus and concludes with the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. There is a detailed author's note and a list of Biblical passages."-- Provided by publisher.

You wouldn't want to live without poop!

February 10, 2016
Woolf, Alex, 1964- author.
New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
"Describes what life would be like without poop."-- Provided by publisher.

DC super friends : who is the mystery Bat-Squad?

February 10, 2016
Fisch, Sholly, author.
North Mankato, MN : Stone Arch Books, 2014.
23 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Originally published by DC Comics in single magazine form as DC super friends #11.
A fifth-dimension imp known as Bat-Mite is determined to use his magical talents to "help" Batman.

The Batman strikes! : Scarface is gonna go boom!

February 10, 2016
Matheny, Bill.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, 2014.
23 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Originally published by DC Comics in single magazine form as The Batman strikes! #5.
Scarface and the Ventriloquist are back! When they attach an explosive mini-Scarface dummy to Batyman's arm, can Batman escape Scarface's trap without destroying Gotham city.

Bee and PuppyCat

February 9, 2016
Allegri, Natasha, 1986-
Los Angeles, CA : published by Ka-BOOM!, 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
This quirky take on the magical girl genre comes to life with Bee, a not-so-graceful temp worker and her partner PuppyCat, the sour curmudgeon who helps her pay rent. Watch these two roommates take on a variety of jobs from cleaning house to finding plants in a collection of charming shorts.

Batman : adventures of the dark knight

February 9, 2016
Wrecks, Billy, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Batman created by Bob Kane."
Profiles the life and career of Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman, discussing his allies, enemies, tools, and greatest battles.

Dinosaurs

February 9, 2016
Jennings, Ken, 1974- author.
New York : Little Simon, 2016.
160 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"With this book about dinosaurs, you'll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with awesome prehistoric facts: Did you know that dinosaurs had large holes in their skulls to make their heads lighter? Or that the Tyrannosaurus Rex used its bad breath as a weapon? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this junior genius guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time!"-- Provided by publisher.

You wouldn't want to live without toilets!

February 9, 2016
Macdonald, Fiona, author.
New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Could you cope without a toilet? -- You'd find it unhealthy... -- ...and so would the environment! -- Would you dig -- or get a pig? -- Go with the flow -- Could you cope with a chamber pot or clean a cesspit? -- Would you prefer somewhere private? -- Flushed with pride -- Driven around the bend -- Sitting pretty -- Spending a penny -- Toilets of the future?
Uses humor in both text and illustrations to describe what it would be like to live without the toilet and describes how people managed to dispose of their waste in the past.

The battle of the vegetables

February 9, 2016
Sylvander, Matthieu, 1969- author.
Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: Paris : L'Ecole des Loisirs, 2013 under the title, Trois contes cruels.
Three interconnected tales reveal the dangers, both from within and without, of life in a vegetable garden as leeks meet one of Santa's reindeer, carrots plot an escape, and an unlikely romance leads to an inevitable conclusion.

I am : 40 reasons to trust God : Bible stories, devotions, & prayers about the names of God

February 9, 2016
Stortz, Diane M., author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Tommy Nelson, [2016]
224 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"In "I Am", [Diane Stortz] explores the names of God in an interesting, unique way that will help children connect to who God says He is through the names He has given us to call Him. This book includes 40 stories that illustrate the meanings of 40 names and descriptive titles for God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Each story features Scripture verses, a prayer, and a short section about that name and its significance in kid-friendly language children can comprehend. For example: Jehovah Tsuri: the God who helps me Jehovah Rophe: the God who heals me Immanuel: the God who is with us Rabbi: the God who teaches me This spiritual and educational book teaches children the names of God and shows them who He is and how much He loves them."-- Provided by publisher.

Sharks and dolphins : a compare and contrast book

February 9, 2016
Kurtz, Kevin, author.
Mount Pleasant, SC : Arbordale Publishing, [2016]
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Sharks and dolphins both have torpedo-shaped bodies with fins on their backs. They slice through the water to grab their prey with sharp teeth. But despite their similarities, sharks and dolphins belong to different animal classes: one is a fish and gets oxygen from the water and the other is a mammal and gets oxygen from the air. Marine educator Kevin Kurtz guides early readers to compare and contrast these ocean predators through stunning photographs and simple, nonfiction text"-- Provided by publisher.

Guinness world records : wacky wheels

February 9, 2016
Meister, Cari.
©2016
30 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"All records and information accurate as of February 1, 2015."
Contains world records about cars, trucks and other wheeled vehicles.

I have a skeleton

February 9, 2016
Ribke, Simone T., author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Includes index.
What is a skeleton? -- HEads up! -- What's in the middle? -- The movers and shakers -- Your turn -- Strange but true! --Just for fun.
"Introduces the reader to the human skeleton"-- Provided by publisher.

I have allergies

February 9, 2016
Ribke, Simone T., author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2016]
pages cm.
Includes index.
Why so sneezy? -- How your body works -- Types of allergies -- What can you do? -- Your turn -- Strange but true! -- Just for fun.
"Introduces the reader to allergies"-- Provided by publisher.

Amazing mammals

February 9, 2016
Herrington, Lisa M., author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Includes index.
That's amazing! -- Mammas up high -- Cool primates -- What a nose! -- Ocean mammals -- Which is stranger? You decide! -- Top 5 facts about mammals -- Record holders -- Animal crack-ups.
"Introduces the reader to amazing animals."-- Provided by publisher.

Feathers

February 9, 2016
Corona, Jorge.
©2015
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Originally published in single magazine form as Feathers no. 1-6.
Born covered in black feathers, abandoned as a baby in the slums of the Maze, Poe has lived his entire eleven-year-old life hidden away under the protection of his adoptive father, Gabriel. He spends his days secretly helping the Mice, bands of orphans who roam the slums, but there is a whisper of an altogether more sinister figure in the shadows, making street children disappear. When Bianca, an over-protected girl from the wealthy City beyond the Wall, escapes into the Maze in search of adventure, their worlds collide. As danger looms on all sides, a friendship grows between the city girl and the boy covered in feathers, a friendship that may just be enough to bring Bianca home, and lead Poe to his destiny.

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