New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

June 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The phantom bully

June 26, 2015
Brown, Jeffrey, 1975- author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2015]
176 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm.

Crime scene investigators

June 26, 2015
Zullo, Allan, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic, Inc., [2015]
149 pages ; 19 cm
"Ten true stories of real-life crime scene investigators!" -- provided by publisher.

World War II heroes

June 26, 2015
Zullo, Allan, author.
146 pages ; 20 cm.

Fly Guy presents : Bats

June 26, 2015
Arnold, Tedd, author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : coloured illustrations ; 23 cm.

The secret agent : and other spy kids

June 26, 2015
Zullo, Allan, author.
[New York] : Scholastic, 2015.
147 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm

Heroes of 9/11

June 26, 2015
Zullo, Allan, author.
[New York] : Scholastic, 2015.
181 pages : maps ; 19 cm

This book is gay

June 25, 2015
Dawson, James (Young adult fiction writer), author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2015]
vi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, and imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. [...] Originally published in 2014 in the United Kingdom by Hot Key Books"--Title page verso.
Welcome to the members club -- The name game -- You can't mistake our biology -- Stereotypes are poo -- The fear -- Haterz gon hate -- Coming out -- Where to meet people like you -- The ins and outs of gay sex -- Nesting -- Hats -- A guide to recognizing your gay saints -- Build a bridge -- The cheat sheet.
"Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Striaght. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder"--Back cover.

100th day of school

June 25, 2015
Schiller, Melissa.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2014.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
Introduces the youngest readers to The 100th Day of School, a holiday that celebrates students growth and development.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

June 25, 2015
Herrington, Lisa M.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2014.
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
Introduces the youngest readers to the history and importance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Ultimate weird but true 2.

June 25, 2015
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, [2013]
192 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm.
Includes index.
"1,000 wild & wacky facts & photos!"--Cover.
Extreme weirdness -- This way up -- What's your number? -- Over the top -- It's only natural -- That's creepy! -- What's the deal? -- Eye wonder -- Wild world.
Presents facts, brief stories, photos, and illustrations showing that fact can be as weird as fiction.


June 24, 2015
Whitley, Jeremy, author.
[United States] : Action Lab Comics, 2013-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Save yourself -- v. 2. Get over yourself -- v. 3. The pirate princess
Join Princess Adrienne, one princess that's tired of waiting to be rescued. Follow along with her plucky sidekick Bedelia and her guardian dragon Sparky, as they begin a one of a kind quest to rescue her sisters!

Smithsonian no way... way! Road trip

June 24, 2015
West, Tracey, 1965- author.
203 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 17 cm
Includes index.
"300 fun facts"--Cover.

The house that Jane built : a story about Jane Addams

June 24, 2015
Stone, Tanya Lee.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
"Christy Ottaviano books."

Skylanders universe : learn to draw.

June 24, 2015
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"This book was produced by Walter Foster Publishing, a division of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc."

Dinosaurs : biggest battles in 3-D

June 24, 2015
Plumeri, Arnaud, 1975- author.
New York : Papercutz, [2015]
32 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 3-D glasses
Includes one pair of cardboard 3-D glasses in pocket.
Zany paleontologist Indino Jones returns with action-packed examples of dinosaurs in battle-in 3-D! Plus: all the dino-facts you’ve come to expect from the Dinosaurs graphic novels, and more!

Curious about fishes

June 23, 2015
Bennett, Elizabeth, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
At head of title: Smithsonian.
"Sharks, skates, shrimp, seahorses and 30,000 other fishes swim through the world's waterways. With that much variety, you just have to ask: what makes a fish a fish? This book helps answer the question! Filled with amazing X-rays, full-color photographs and lively text, it looks at underwater creatures inside and out. Inspired by a popular Smithsonian exhibition and the first children's book to feature these extraordinary X-rays."--Publisher's description.

Autumn : leaves fall from the trees!

June 23, 2015
Bell, Lisa.
Mankato, MN : Cantata Learning, [2016]
24 pages : color illustrations, music ; 24 x 29 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 cm)

I am Leah strong

June 22, 2015
Still, Leah.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm


June 22, 2015
Bader, Bonnie, 1961- author.
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Hummingbirds are some of the most beautiful, tiniest birds in nature. They are the only creatures that can fly forward, backward, sideways--even upside down! Their hearts beat anywhere from 500 to 1200 times every minute; their wings flap as many as 80 times per second; and they breathe up to 600 times per minute. This fact-and-photo-filled nonfiction 8x8 will leave readers astounded by the smallest bird in America!"-- Provided by publisher.

What is the World Series?

June 19, 2015
Herman, Gail, 1959- author.
108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
What is the World Series? -- In the beginning -- 1900s: The World Series takes off -- 1910s: Scandal -- 1920s: New York at bat -- 1930s: Dynasty -- 1940s: Color, curses, and Dem Bums -- 1950s: The "Subway Series" -- 1960s: Maz, and a miracle -- 1970s: Still cursed -- 1980s: An error and an earthquake -- 1990s: Worst to first -- 2000s: Standing together -- Timelines.
Every October, millions of baseball fans around the country anxiously wait to see which team wins baseball's biggest championship. But the original games of the 1900s hardly look like they do today. Take a look back over one hundred years and discover the history of baseball's greatest series. With triumphs, heartbreak, and superstitious curses, this action-packed book brings America's Pastime to life.

The Bermuda Triangle

June 19, 2015
McClellan, Ray.
Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, Inc., 2014.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Lost at sea -- What is the bermuda Triange? -- Is there an answer?.
"Engaging images accompany information about the Bermuda Triangle. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Sharks and other predators

June 19, 2015
Osborne, Mary Pope, author.
New York : Random House, [2015]
121 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
"A nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House #53: Shadow of the Shark."
Sharks and other predators -- Sharks -- Sharks as predators -- Cats, large and small -- The dog family -- Apex predators -- A good balance.
"When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #53: 'Shadow of the Shark,' they had lots of questions. How many teeth do sharks have? What is their favorite food? What are some other top predators? How do they keep life in balance? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about sharks and other predators"-- Provided by publisher.

Welcome, Bao Bao

June 17, 2015
Shaw, Gina, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.

My little pony. Friendship is magic

June 16, 2015
Cook, Katie.
San Diego, CA : IDW Pub., c2013-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published as My little pony: friendship is forever. Consists of single-issue stories, each focusing on two characters.
v. 1. Collects issues #1-4 -- v. 2. Collects issues #5-8 -- v. 3. Collects issues #9-12 -- v. 4. Collects issues #13-16 -- v. 5. #17-20 -- v. 6. Collects issues #21-24 -- v. 7. Collects issues #25-28
Welcome to Ponyville, home of Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and all your other favorite Ponies! Something's not right in the town though, as some of the inhabitants are acting very, very strange! It's up to the Mane Six to find the source of the weirdness before it's too late!

Aw yeah comics!

June 16, 2015
Baltazar, Art, author, artist.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
[v. 1]. And ... action! -- [v. 2]. Time for ... adventure!
Cornelius and Alowicious are just your average comic book store employees, but when trouble strikes, they are ... Action Cat and Adventure Bug! Join their epic, all ages adventures as they face off, with the help of Adorable Cat and Shelly Bug, against their archnemesis, Evil Cat and his fiendish friends!

Pix. One weirdest weekend

June 16, 2015
Schigiel, Gregg, author.
120 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Pix is a teenager with super powers. She also says she's a fairy princess because she says her father rules the fairy kingdom. Some people call her a hero and others call her a weirdo. Either way, is Pix the fairy princess she claims to be? Pix makes her first TV appearance, but weirdness trumps fame as things that shouldn't move, do; things that shouldn't be, are; things that shouldn't talk, speak. The strangeness doesn't let up as Pix experiences one weirdest weekend!

The most amazing creature in the sea

June 16, 2015
Guiberson, Brenda Z., author.
New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2015]
1 volume (various pages) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Fascinating facts and spectacular illustrations will inspire young readers to choose their own favorite sea creatures"-- Provided by publisher.

Secret world of the ninja

June 16, 2015
Hester, Beth Landis, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, [2015]
94 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.

Prehistoric predators

June 16, 2015
Switek, Brian, author.
Kennebunkport, Maine : Applesauce Press, 2015.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

How Jelly Roll Morton invented jazz

June 16, 2015
Winter, Jonah, 1962- author.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"A Neal Porter book."
"In this unusual ... picture book that riffs on the language and rhythms of old New Orleans, ... picture book biographer Jonah Winter ... turns his focus to one of America's early jazz heroes"

Bee dance

June 16, 2015
Chrustowski, Rick, author, illustrator.
1 volume (various pages) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"A honeybee searches for nectar, then returns to the hive to tell the other bees. She does a waggle dance, moving in a special figure-eight pattern to share the location of the foodsource with her hivemates. With vivid and active images, Rick Chrustowski brings these amazing bees to life!"-- Provided by publisher.

Who's buying? Who's selling? : understanding consumers and producers

June 16, 2015
Larson, Jennifer S., 1967-
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Pub., c2010.
32 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Consumers -- Producers -- Buyers and sellers -- Cost and benefit -- Supply and demand.
Explains how consumers, producers, buyers, and sellers work and interact to keep an economy functioning.

From pumpkin to pie

June 16, 2015
Owings, Lisa, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications Company, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
First, gardeners plant pumpkin seeds -- Then they help the pumpkins grow -- Ripe pumpkins are harvested in fall -- Next, the pumpkin is prepared for baking -- Bakers cook the pumpkin meat -- Next, the pumpkin is mixed with other ingredients -- Bakers pour the mixture into a pie crust -- Then they bake the pie -- Finally, the pie is done!.
"How does a pumpkin seed turn into a tasty pie? Follow each step--from planting pumpkin seeds to eating a delicious slice of pie--in this fascinating book!"-- Provided by publisher.

Brown and orange in fall

June 16, 2015
Carole, Bonnie, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Rourke Educational Media, [2015]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.

The pumpkin patch

June 16, 2015
Griswold, Cliff.
New York : Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2015.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 x 20 cm
Includes index.
Fall family fun -- Lots of pumpkins -- Time to eat.

Hacks for Minecrafters : Redstone : the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you

June 16, 2015
Miller, Megan, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2015]
120 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Redstone power -- Redstone dust and signals -- Redstone devices -- Auto smelter -- TNT cannon -- Superfast mini farm -- Combination lock -- Automatic storage system -- Mob crusher -- Vending machine.
Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on redstone and with over one hundred screenshots, Hacks for Minecrafters: Redstone shows exactly how the experts wield redstone power and build amazing contraptions. In Minecraft, the risk of attack is ever-present, and players need to utilize every resource available to them, especially redstone.

Celebrity culture

June 16, 2015
Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, [2015]
203 pages ; 24 cm.
Chapter 1. Is celebrity culture harmful? Celebrity culture is natural and can be beneficial / David Cox -- Too many celebrities, not enough heroes / Landon Y. Jones -- Celebrity culture is not that terrible / Courtney Enlow -- Celebrities work to prevent sexual assault / Lesley Clark and Renee Schoof -- Why Miley Cyrus matters / Mona Charen -- Celebrities promote unhealthy eating and obesity / Tara Haelle. Chapter 2. Is celebrity activism beneficial? Celebrities can help bring attention to worthy causes / Alain de Botton -- Celebrities make worthy causes absurd / Douglas Valentine -- The thirty most generous celebrities / Anderson Antunes -- Celebrity philanthropy may be misguided and misleading / Kat Stoeffel -- The flip side to Bill Gates' charity billions / Andrew Bowman. Chapter 3. How does celebrity culture affect particular groups? Coming out: when love dares speak, and nobody listens / Jeremy W. Peters -- Celebrities coming out helps gay rights / Trish Bendix -- Why we need to ask celebrities whether they're feminists / Amanda Duberman -- Asking female celebrities if they are feminists is useless / Meghan Murphy -- Children provide the excuse for moral panic around celebrity culture / Karina Wilson. Chapter 4. Is celebrity culture changing? Celebrity culture can become more accessible and subversive / Amber L. Davisson -- The culture of celebrity is far from dead -- it's just growing up / Tim Lott -- Celebrity culture still rests on traditional myths about fame / Su Holmes -- Celebrity culture is based on evolution / Stephanie Pappas -- Social media does not necessarily create authentic connections with celebrities / Alice Marwick an danah boyd.

Children's encyclopedia of American history

June 15, 2015
King, David C, author.
New York, New York : DK in association with the Smithsonian Institution, 2014.
320 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 31 cm
Includes index.
"Dorling Kindersley Limited, A Penguin Random House Company"--Title page verso.
Full-color maps, photographs, and paintings illustrate a comprehensive reference guide to American history.

The adventure guide

June 15, 2015
Saunders, Catherine, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"Stephanie's top sports tips. Emma's style secrets. Mia's dolphin rescue. Olivia's jungle mission. Andrea's amazing trip."--Front cover

Explore honey bees!

June 12, 2015
Blobaum, Cindy, 1966- author.
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, [2015]
90 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

Backyard chickens

June 11, 2015
Reed, Avery, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]
47 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Describes how to raise chickens in an urban environment, and provides such information as the different varieties of chickens, how to raise chicks into adults, and why it is important to keep chickens safe and healthy.

Creepy crawlies and the scientific method : more than 100 hands-on science experiments for children

June 11, 2015
Kneidel, Sally Stenhouse, author.
Golden, CO : Fulcrum Publishing, [2015]
288 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Using bugs, insects, and other critters, this book teaches children the five steps of the scientific method: question, hypothesis, methods, result, and conclusion."Provided by publisher.

How to babysit a leopard : and other true stories from our travels across six continents

June 10, 2015
Lewin, Ted.
136 pages : illustrations, maps (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"A Neal Porter book".
"From Africa to Asia Pacific, from Europe to the United States of America, acclaimed authors/illustrators Ted and Betsy Lewin have roamed the earth taking on snakes, tracking mountain gorillas, and generally trying to avoid being eaten by various jungle creatures. Packed with pencil drawings, full-color illustrations, and captivating photographs, there is not a single dull moment as Ted and Betsy take the reader through their dramatic, funny, and often poignant stories...all true!"-- Provided by publisher.

The Snake Goddess colors the world : a Chinese tale told in English and Chinese

June 10, 2015
Jian, Li (Art teacher)
New York : Better Link Press ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], c2013.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 25 cm.
Translated from the simplified Chinese.
Nüwa the Snake Goddess fell to Earth to find a colorless place, so she set out to find a way to color the Earth and make it beautiful.

Wild adventures

June 10, 2015
Manning, Mick, author.
London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2015.
47 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Develop self-sufficiency skills and explore nature with the activities in this book. Topics covered include: tracking skills; wildlife spotting; foraging for wild food and cooking outdoors; how to light a fire safely (with adult supervision); stargazing, including star maps; outdoor games; nature chase; how to mimic birdsong; how to make whistles and peashooters from elder stems; and much more!

Muddy boots : outdoor activities for children

June 9, 2015
Walsh, Liza Gardner.
135 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
This book is for kids and families who value outdoor exploration and grandparents who long for their grandchildren to enjoy the same unfettered time in nature that they did. Although not primarily about mud, these activities encourage all hands to get dirty as children explore the world around them. This delightful book features a wide range of hands-on activities for kids, including: mud pies, mud monsters, mud paintings, and magic mud, stick forts, tepees, and sunflower houses, twig rafts, acorn cap boats, and fairy boats, flower presses, dandelion chains, and ice orbs, sun clocks, rain paintings, and story stones.

On the shoulder of a giant : an Inuit folktale

June 9, 2015
Christopher, Neil, 1972- author.
Iqaluit, Nunavut : Inhabit Media, 2015.
36 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm

The Garfield show

June 8, 2015
New York : Papercutz, 2013-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm
Each volume contains stories based on the original characters created by Jim Davis.
v. 1. Unfair weather -- v. 2. Jon's night out -- v. 3. Long lost Lyman -- v. 4. Little trouble in big China -- v. 5. Fido food feline

Who was Woodrow Wilson?

June 8, 2015
Frith, Margaret, author.
106 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
First he was known as Tommy, then Woodrow, and eventually, Mr. President. Born on December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia, Thomas Woodrow Wilson was a born leader. He was the president of Princeton University, served as governor of New Jersey after that, and was then elected president of the United States. But not everything was so easy for Wilson. He was ahead of his time in wanting a League of Nations after World War I to help prevent another war like it, but his hopes were dashed when the United States refused to join. Margaret Frith offers a fascinating look at how this magnificent and tragic figure handled debilitating illness, heartbreak, and "the war to end all wars."

Dirtmeister's nitty gritty planet Earth : all about rocks, minerals, fossils, earthquakes, volcanoes, and even dirt!

June 8, 2015
Tomecek, Steve, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.

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