New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

January 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Flying lessons & other stories

January 20, 2017
©2017
x, 218 pages ; 22 cm
How to transform an everyday, ordinary hoop court into a place of higher learning and you at the podium / Matt De La Peña -- The difficult path / Grace Lin -- Sol painting, Inc. / Meg Medina -- Secret Samantha / Tim Federle -- The beans and rice chronicles of Isaiah Dunn / Kelly J. Baptist -- Choctaw Bigfoot, midnight in the mountains / Tim Tingle -- Main street / Jacqueline Woodson -- Flying lessons / Soman Chainani -- Seventy-six dollars and forty-nine cents / Kwame Alexander -- Sometimes a dream needs a push / Walter Dean Myers.
From basketball dreams and family fiascoes to first crushes and new neighborhoods, this anthology, written by award-winning children's authors, celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.

Busy Moms

January 20, 2017
Bove, Jennifer, 1973-
Lanham, Maryland : Muddy Boots, an imprint of Globe Pequot , 2016.
30 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Ranger Rick National Wildlife Federation"--Cover.

This hole, that hole

January 20, 2017
Jang, Seon-hye, author.
©2017.
31 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
English text edited by Joy Cowley; original Korean text/edition © Aram Publishing.
Exploring the mystery of holes in nature that are made by various creatures. Who make these holes? How do they make the holes? Why do they make the holes?

Where are you from?

January 20, 2017
Kim, In-Sook, author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 26 cm
Oviparous animals ; Viviparous animals.
Contents printed back-to-back and inverted (tête-bêche format).
This book is about the two ways animals are born. Read the first part to learn about baby animals that hatch from eggs. Then flip the book and start reading again.

Critter crafts & recipes

January 20, 2017
©2016
31 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Ranger Rick National Wildlife Federation"--Cover.

Weather, weather

January 19, 2017
Kalman, Maira, artist.
New York : The Museum of Modern Art, [2016]
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
"3"--Spine.
"Weather, Weather, the third volume in a series of creative collaborations between renowned artist and bestselling author Maira Kalman, the writer Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), and The Museum of Modern Art, is an evocative exploration of the physical environments and their metaphoric implications... Featuring vibrant new paintings by Kalman inspired by these photographs and poetic prose by Handler that bring the images to life, Weather, Weather is a tender reflection on the passing of seasons, perspective, and memory."--Provided by publisher.

Extreme weather

January 19, 2017
Probst, Jeff, 1962- author.
©2017
160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.
"Challenge yourself to discover the world's most extreme weather. From tornadoes and volcanoes to tsunamis and monsoons and everything in between, find out all the fascinating facts about the weather we experience every day with the host of Survivor and New York Times bestselling author, Jeff Probst! Features quizzes, trivia, facts, and incredible stories that will shock and amaze!"-- Provided by publisher.

Presidents

January 19, 2017
Barber, James, 1952- author.
©2017
72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
"Explore the lives of the presidents who shaped American history--from the Founding Fathers to today's leaders"--Cover.
George Washington -- John Adams -- Thomas Jefferson -- James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams -- Andrew Jackson -- Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler -- James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor -- Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan -- Abraham Lincoln -- Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant -- Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur -- Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley -- Theodore Roosevelt -- William H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson -- Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover -- Franklin D. Roosevelt -- Harry S. Truman -- Dwight D. Eisenhower -- John F. Kennedy -- Lyndon B. Johnson -- Richard M. Nixon -- Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter -- Ronald Reagan -- George Bush -- William Jefferson Clinton -- George W. Bush -- Barack Obama -- Donald Trump -- Presidential speeches -- Did you know? -- Find out more.
Offers information about America's most influential political office and details on the men who have filled it.

School of dragons : storm approaching!

January 19, 2017
Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner, author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
77 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Where weather happens -- Heat from the sun -- Rain and snow and sleet -- What will the weather be? -- Thunderstorms and tornadoes -- Hurricanes and blizzards -- Floods and drought.
"The DreamWorks Dragons introduce young readers to all kinds of weather phenomena."-- Provided by publisher.

Abraham

January 19, 2017
Keating, Francis Anthony, 1944- author.
©2017
31 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
Frank Keating takes you on an ultimate tour of Abraham Lincoln's life from boyhood to presidency in this biography, which includes stunning paintings by award-winning artist Mike Wimmer that bring the sixteenth President of the United States to vivid life.

What's the big deal about first ladies?

January 19, 2017
Shamir, Ruby, author.
©2017
34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Discusses what made each first lady unique and describes their role, ambitions, and partnerships with their presidential husbands.

Misty Copeland

January 19, 2017
Calkhoven, Laurie, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2016.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Discusses Misty Copeland's family, childhood, and early dancing years before she became a world famous ballerina.

Animal talk

January 19, 2017
Jang, Seon-hye, author.
[Strathfield, New South Wales] : Big & Small, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Animals don't talk to each other in the same way that people do. They don't use words. Animals use their senses to communicate. They send messages by leaving scents, making loud calls, showing their feathers, and fighting with different parts of their bodies. Let's learn about the different ways animals communicate"--Provided by publisher.

How does it protect itself?

January 19, 2017
Oh, Hyeon-gyeong, author.
[Strathfield, New South Wales] : big & SMALL, 2017.
29 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Translated from the Korean.

Prasiddha Sikkha bībīāṃ

January 19, 2017
Tuli, Pritpal Singh, author.
Ammritasara : Bhā. Catara Siṅgha Jīwana Siṅgha, 2015.
55 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 25 cm
Translation of: Sikh women.
Translated from English.
On various eminent Sikh women; for juvenile.

Who are you? : the kid's guide to gender identity

January 18, 2017
Pessin-Whedbee, Brook, author.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
29 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 interactive wheel

A kids' guide to America's first ladies

January 18, 2017
Krull, Kathleen, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Must I always be first? Martha Washington -- Do NOT forget the ladies! Abigail Adams -- Presidents who (technically) had no first ladies and why -- Bubbly, bold, brave. Dolley Madison -- Illness, heroic journeys, and Texas. Elizabeth Monroe, Louisa Adams, Anna Harrison, and two very different Tylers -- Letitia Tyler and Julia Tyler -- Ambition versus invisibility. Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor, Abigail Fillmore, and Jane Pierce -- Civil War breaks out. Mary Lincoln -- And now the "New Woman Era". Eliza Johnson, Julia Grant, Lucy Hayes and Lucretia Garfield -- The modern woman emerges. Frances Cleveland, Caroline Harrison, Ida McKinley, Edith Roosevelt, and Helen Taft -- The artist and the first woman prez. Ellen Wilson and Edith Wilson -- Flying first ladies. Florence Harding, Grace Coolidge, and Lou Hoover -- First lady of the world. Eleanor Roosevelt -- Pink and pretty. Bess Truman and Mamie Eisenhower -- One thousand days -- and beyond. Jacqueline Kennedy -- A millionaire, a Goodwill ambassador, and one who made a difference. Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford -- The steel magnolia, the iron butterfly and the enforcer. Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Barbara Bush -- Developing a thick skin. Hillary Clinton -- The bookworm. Laura Bush -- Serious role model. Michelle Obama -- Glamour to spare. Melania Trump -- Forty women who shaped America.
Examines America's first ladies and how they helped advance women's rights, political causes and other important progressive changes.

U.S. presidents

January 18, 2017
Green, Dan, 1975 June 20- author.
New York, NY : Kingfisher, [2017]
112 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Includes index.
"New for 2017"--Cover.
Profiles the presidents of the United States, from George Washington to Donald Trump, and includes facts and trivia about each president, including major achievements and personality quirks.

Restless Iguanodon

January 18, 2017
[Strathfield, New South Wales] : Big & Small, 2017.
27 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Provides a description of the Iguanodon and other dinosaurs, including the Staurikosaurus, Garudimimus, and Conchoraptor, noting their key characteristics.

Welcome to the seashore

January 18, 2017
Yun, Hui-jeong, author.
[Campsie, N.S.W.] : big & SMALL, 2017.
29 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Translated from the Korean.

What can tails do?

January 18, 2017
Ahn, Mi-yeon, author.
[Strathfield, New South Wales] : Big & Small, 2017.
29 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Many animals have tails. How do they use them? Some hang from their tails. Tails can whisk away bugs. Animals can attack with their tails. Look in this book to see all the amazing things that animals do with their tails"--Provided by publisher.

Secret hero society : fort solitude

January 17, 2017
Fridolfs, Derek, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2017]
175 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
When Clark Kent, Bruce and Diana are invited to Camp Evergreen, their initial fun with new and old friends is thrown into chaos by disappearing campers and rumors of monster sightings.

Remarkable plants

January 17, 2017
Probst, Jeff, 1962- author.
©2017
159 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Challenge yourself to discover the world's most remarkable plants! From the biggest trees to the deadliest fungus and everything in between, find out all the fascinating facts about the plants that surround us with the host of Survivor and New York Times bestselling author, Jeff Probst! Features quizzes, trivia, facts, and incredible stories that will shock and amaze!"-- Provided by publisher.

First ladies

January 17, 2017
Pastan, Amy, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2017.
72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
"Discover the fascinating spouses of the nation's presidents - from early patriots to influential leaders"--Cover.
Profiles and photographs reveal the impact that the presidents' wives had on the suffrage movement, prohibition, civil rights, equality, and war and peace.

What is the president's job?

January 17, 2017
Singer, Allison, author.
©2017
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Presents an overview of the office of the president, exploring how they are elected, where they live, and what they do at work.

Muhammad Ali : a champion is born

January 17, 2017
Barretta, Gene, author.
New York, NY : Katharine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Presents a biography of the legendary boxing champion that traces the childhood event that inspired his career and the achievements that became his enduring legacy.

The owl and the pussy-cat

January 17, 2017
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
After a courtship voyage of a year and a day, Owl and Pussy finally buy a ring from Piggy and are blissfully married.

Poland

January 17, 2017
McMullen, Gemma, author.
©2016
24 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Travel through Poland and learn about the weather, landscape and everyday life.

The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents

January 17, 2017
Davis, Todd, author
© 2017
56 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm.
"Fascinating facts about each and every president, including an American history timeline." --Cover
Discusses the lives, achievements, and times of each president from George Washington to Donald Trump.

Aardvarks

January 17, 2017
Gregory, Josh, author.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 cm.
Night foragers -- An aardvark's abilities -- Lonely lifestyle -- Yesterday and today -- Living with aardvarks.
"This book details the life and habits of aardvarks."-- Provided by publisher.

Big book of search-and-find fun

January 17, 2017
Wick, Walter, 1953- author.
©2016
160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Kids will have fun using their eagle eyes to spy all the hidden clues. Can You See What I See? Big Book of Search-and-Find Fun is packed with tons of interesting and fun things to find."--Provided by publisher.

Rey to the rescue!

January 16, 2017
Stock, Lisa, author.
©2017
48 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Disney"--Cover.
Introduces Rey, a heroine from "Star Wars, The Force Awakens," discussing her life on Jakku, her fighting and piloting skills, and her friends and enemies.

Pokemon XY

January 13, 2017
Kusaka, Hidenori, author.
San Francisco : Viz Media, 2014-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 18 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
As the new champion of the Pokémon Battle Junior Tournament in the Kalos region, X is hailed as a child prodigy. But when the media attention proves to be too much for him, he holes up in his room to hide from everyone - including his best friends. Then, his hometown of Vaniville Town is attacked by the two legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal and a mysterious organization named Team Flare! What will it take to get X out of hiding...?!

Shackles from the deep : tracing the path of a sunken slave ship, a bitter past, and a rich legacy

January 13, 2017
Cottman, Michael H, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2017]
127 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Presents an investigation into the wreck of the Henrietta Marie and how it reflects the tragic history of slavery in England, West Africa, the Caribbean and America.

Alaska

January 13, 2017
Kirchner, Jason, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a capstone imprint, [2017]
32 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Location -- Geography -- Weather -- Landmarks -- History and government -- Industry -- Population -- Famous people -- State symbols -- Fast facts -- Timeline.
"The book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of Alaska"-- Provided by publisher.

Arizona

January 13, 2017
Kirchner, Jason, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a capstone imprint, [2017]
32 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Location -- Geography -- Weather -- Landmarks -- History and government -- Industry -- Population -- Famous people -- State symbols -- Fast facts -- Arizona timeline.
"The book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of Arizona"-- Provided by publisher.

California

January 13, 2017
Kirchner, Jason, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a capstone imprint, [2017]
32 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
"This book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of California"-- Provided by publisher.

Connecticut

January 13, 2017
Kirchner, Jason, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a capstone imprint, [2017]
32 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
"This book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of Connecticut"-- Provided by publisher.

Illinois

January 13, 2017
Swanson, Angie, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a capstone imprint, [2017]
32 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
"The book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of Illinois"-- Provided by publisher.

Maine

January 13, 2017
Swanson, Angie, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a capstone imprint, [2017]
32 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
"This book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of Maine"-- Provided by publisher.

Maryland

January 13, 2017
Swanson, Angie, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a capstone imprint, [2017]
32 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
"This book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of Maryland"-- Provided by publisher.

Massachusetts

January 13, 2017
Mills, Jordan, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a capstone imprint, [2017]
32 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Location -- Geography -- Weather -- Landmarks -- History and government -- Industry -- Population -- Famous people -- State symbols -- Fast facts -- Massachusetts timeline.
"This book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of Massachusetts"-- Provided by publisher.

Michigan

January 13, 2017
Mills, Jordan, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a capstone imprint, 2017.
32 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
"This book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of Michigan"-- Provided by publisher.

Minnesota

January 13, 2017
Mills, Jordan, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a capstone imprint, [2017]
32 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Location -- Geography -- Weather -- Landmarks -- History and government -- Industry -- Population -- Famous people -- State symbols -- Fast facts -- Minnesota timeline.
"This book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of Minnesota"-- Provided by publisher.

New Jersey

January 13, 2017
Mills, Jordan, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a capstone imprint, [2017]
32 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
"This book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of New Jersey"-- Provided by publisher.

Oklahoma

January 13, 2017
Maine, Tyler, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a capstone imprint [2017]
32 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
"This book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of Oklahoma"-- Provided by publisher.

Martin's dream day

January 12, 2017
Kelley, Kitty, author.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2017]
35 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 x 29 cm

Pathfinders : the journeys of 16 extraordinary Black souls

January 12, 2017
Bolden, Tonya, author.
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017.
124 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Venture Smith, prince -- James Forten, entrepreneur -- Richard Potter, magician -- James McCune Smith, physician -- Mary Bowser, spy -- Allen Allensworth, town founder -- Clara Brown, pioneer -- Sissieretta Jones, concert singer -- Maggie Lena Walker, bank founder -- Charlie Wiggins, race car driver -- Eugene Bullard, combat pilot -- Oscar Micheaux, filmmaker -- Jackie Ormes, cartoonist -- Sadie Tanner, Mossell Alexander, economist & attorney -- Paul R. Williams, architect -- Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson, mathematician.
Profiles sixteen high-achieving African Americans, including magician Richard Potter, concert singer Sissieretta Jones, and architect Paul R. Williams.

All about Amelia Earhart

January 12, 2017
Freedman, Lew.
©2016
ix, 116 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Preface -- Growing up -- Finding wings -- Life choices -- Historic flight -- Accomplishments -- Fame -- Record-breaking plans -- Around-the-world -- Lost flight -- Select quotes from Amelia Earhart -- Glossary -- Amelia Earhart timeline -- World and aviation timeline -- Bibliography -- Index.
"Amelia Earhart gained world fame as the most skilled pilot of her time. As a daring and courageous aviator, she was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Although flight would always be closest to Amelia's heart, she had other interests too. She was a social worker, an author, a clothing designer, and an educator. Most importantly, in all of her pursuits, Amelia worked hard to promote the rights and equality of women. Amelia proved that female pilots were just as capable and courageous as male pilots. Her achievements made her an important part of our history." -- Page [4] cover.

All about Benjamin Franklin

January 12, 2017
Zuckerman, Elizabeth, author.
©2016
xi, 116 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Preface -- Growing up -- Philadelphia and London -- Striking out -- Ventures -- Electricity -- Politics -- Independence -- Legacy -- Select quotes from Ben Franklin -- Ben Franklin's timeline -- World timeline -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index.
"Benjamin Franklin was a natural leader and helped to write the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. As one of America's most versatile of the Founding Fathers, Ben began his career in his brother's printing press. He wrote articles for the New England Courant and is credited with the creation of 'Poor Richard's Almanac.' Ben's daring scientific discoveries which included the conductivity of electricity, performed by flying a kite in a storm, progressed society significantly. We still use some of his inventions today like bifocals, lightning rods, and the American public library system. Dedicating himself to the advancement of American society, Benjamin Franklin is one of our most important historical figures." -- Page [4] cover.

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