New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

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

Pokemon XY

October 20, 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...?!

Belinda the unbeatable : a graphic novel

October 20, 2017
Nordling, Lee, author.
Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, [2017]
32 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Two best friends take part in a game of musical chairs. There's Belinda, a natural competitor with a good heart, and her shy friend Barbara. When the game starts, their school gym morphs into a colorful obstacle course"--Provided by publisher.

Fill a bucket : a guide to daily happiness for young children

October 20, 2017
McCloud, Carol.
Northville, MI : Ferne Press, 2009, ©2008.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
The concept of a full bucket is an effective metaphor for a child's healthy self-concept and happiness, most often the result of the encouraging words and actions of parents and others who help a child know they are loved, valued, and capable.

Poptropica

October 19, 2017
Chabert, Jack, author.
New York : Amulet Books 2016-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 20 cm
Authors vary between volumes.
v. 1. Mystery of the map -- v. 2. The lost expedition / by Mitch Krpata -- v. 3. The secret society / by Mitch Krpata -- v. 4. The end of time / by Mitch Krpata

Pride and prejudice

October 19, 2017
Powell, Sarah (Children's story adapter)
New York, NY : Sizzle Press, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing USA, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Seek and find characters from the popular, romantic book Pride and Prejudice on each page and follow them throughout the story. Each page contains beautifully illustrated characters to find and details to spot, accompanied by abridged text.

Daniel Boone : frontiersman

October 19, 2017
Benge, Janet, 1958-
Lynnwood, WA : Emerald Books, ©2004.
215 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Chief Blackfish handed Daniel a belt. "The beads represent three paths," he said. "The red path is the warpath. The white path is the path we can walk together. The black path is death--the path you will walk if you do not surrender." Daniel knew that the settlers would not give up the fort. Could he help them escape the path of death?" In search of open spaces and land to call his own, Daniel Boone fearlessly led a band of brave settlers into the bountiful Kentucky wilderness. Daniel's expert hunting ability, incredible outdoor survival skills, and courage under fire helped his companions stay alive in a dangerous and unknown land despite threatening encounters with souldiers, Indians, and even other settlers. From the childish pranks of his youth to his daring feats as a pioneer, Daniel Boone's lifelong quest for adventure made him a spirited leader. His heroic accomplishments on the frontier made him an American legend for all time.--Amazon.com.

No means no! : teaching children about personal boundaries, respect and consent; empowering kids by respecting their choices and their right to say, 'no!'

October 19, 2017
Sanders, Jayneen, author.
©2015
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"'No Means No!' is a children's picture book about an empowered little girl who has a very strong and clear voice in all issues, especially those relating to her body and personal boundaries. This book can be read to children from 3 to 9 years. It is a springboard for discussions regarding children's choices and their rights. The 'Note to the Reader' at the beginning of the book and the 'Discussion Questions' on the final pages, guide and enhance this essential discussion. It is crucial that our children, from a very young age, are taught to have a clear, strong voice in regards to their rights - especially about their bodies. In this way, they will have the confidence to speak up when they are unhappy or feel uncomfortable in any situation. A strong, confident voice as a young child converts to a strong, confident pre-teen, teenager and adult. With the prevalence today of online and offline bullying and various forms of abuse, such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse; our young people need to learn (from a young age) to always speak up when their rights are not being respected"--Amazon website.

More girls who rocked the world : heroines from Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland

October 18, 2017
McCann, Michelle Roehm, 1968- author.
New York : Aladdin ; Hillsboro, Oregon : Beyond Words, 2017.
ix, 309 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Esther--Queen of Persia -- Cleopatra--Queen of Egypt -- Grace O'Malley--Pirate -- Naya Nuki--Survivor -- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley--Author -- Ada Byron Lovelace--Mathematician and computer programmer -- Annie Oakley--Sharpshooter -- Nellie Bly--Journalist -- Eleanor Roosevelt--Activist and United Nations Delegate -- Dora Thewlis--Suffragette -- Josephine Baker--Dancer and spy -- Grace Murray Hopper--Computer scientist and Navy admiral -- Mary Lou Williams--Pianist and composer -- Beverly Cleary--Author -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg--U.S. Supreme Court Justice -- Julie Andrews--Actress, singer, and author -- Wangari Maathai--Environmental activist -- Aretha Franklin--Singer -- Hillary Rodham Clinton--Politician and Secretary of State -- Sheil Sri Prakash--Architect -- Arlen Siu Bermúdez--Revolutionary, poet and musician -- Björk--Singer, songwriter and actress -- Selena--Singer -- Fawzia Koofi--Politician -- Mindy Kaling--Comedian, actress and author -- Jhamak Ghimire--Author -- Venus and Serena Williams--Tennis players -- Beyoncé--Singer -- Danica Patrick--Race car driver -- Misty Copeland--Ballet dancer -- Sarah McNair-Landrey--Adventurer and cinematographer -- Nadim Nadim--Soccer player -- Adele--Singer and songwriter -- Emma Watson--Actress and activist -- Hou Yifan--Chess grandmaster -- Lizzy Clark-Actress and activist -- Bethany Mota--YouTube vlogger and fashion designer -- Tavi Gevinson--Author, editor and actress -- Simone Biles--Gymnast -- Malala Yousafzai--Activist -- Bindi Irwin--Conservationist and actress -- Amandla Stenberg--Actress and activist -- Chloe Kim--Snowboarder -- Jazz Jennings--Activist -- Ashima Shiraishi--Rock climber.
"From the inspiring author of Girls Who Rocked the World comes another comprehensive collection of true, inspiring profiles of successful young women throughout history who made their mark on the world before turning twenty. Young women today crave strong, independent role models to look to for motivation. In the follow-up to the bestseller Girls Who Rocked the World, More Girls Who Rocked the World offers a fun and uplifting collection of influential stories with forty-five more movers and shakers who made a difference before turning twenty. From Annie Oakley and Queen Victoria to Malala Yousafzai and Adele--each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world--you'll get to know these capable queens of empires and courageous icons of entertainment. Also included are profiles of gutsy teenagers who are out there rocking the world right now and personal aspirations from today's young women"-- Provided by publisher.

Tropical lands

October 18, 2017
Gifford, Clive, author.
New York : Kingfisher, [2017]
64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
Provides facts about tropical areas, discussing the wildlife found there and the explorers who trekked the dangerous landscape.

Hello Ruby. Journey inside the computer

October 18, 2017
Liukas, Linda, author, illustrator.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
96 pages: color illustrations ; 24 cm
In Ruby's world anything is possible if you put your mind to it even fixing her father's broken computer! Join Ruby and her new friend, Mouse, on an imaginative journey through the insides of a computer in search of the missing Cursor.

The Kingfisher science encyclopedia

October 18, 2017
©2011
vii, 488 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Planet earth -- Living things -- Human biology -- Chemistry and the elements -- Materials and technology -- Light and energy -- Forces and movement -- Electricity and electronics -- Space and time -- Conservation and the environment.
Revised and updated edition of the perfect one-volume go-to source for science information.

Secret coders. 4, Robots & repeats

October 17, 2017
Yang, Gene Luen, author.
New York : First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, 2017.
92 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
The Coders uncover a clue that may lead them to Hopper's missing dad, but they may need to use Professor Bee's Turtle of Light to find him.

It's treason, by George!

October 17, 2017
Kientz, Chris, 1967- author.
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2017]
64 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm
At the National Museum of American History, Eric, Dominique, Aday, and Josephine enlist the help of Gilbert Stuart, John Trumbull, and Thomas Jefferson to thwart a plan to turn the United States into a monarchy.

Coyote Peterson's brave adventures : wild animals in a wild world.

October 17, 2017
Peterson, Coyote, 1981- author.
©2017
197 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Coyote Peterson's Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World chronicles some of the wildest encounters Coyote Peterson has had over the course of his travels. The stories begin with his first snapping turtle catch as a kid and lead down a trail of incredible moments he and his camera crew have had while filming their Brave Wilderness shows. From a giant alligator that nearly caught Coyote in its bone crushing jaws, to an 800 pound Grizzly Bear that helped him teach the audience what to do and NOT do if you ever encounter one of these enormous predators in the wild, every tale is laced with fast paced action and daring adventure. With the presence of danger often looming for Coyote, each story reminds the reader that animals rule the wild places of this planet, and if we respect them from a safe distance, even the most frightening creatures are more likely to be afraid of us than we should ever be of them. Exciting animal stories for kids of all ages, this collection of short stories aims to give the reader a first-person perspective into some of Coyote's most harrowing and heartwarming adventures.

Reptiles

October 17, 2017
Taylor, Barbara, 1954- author.
New York : Kingfisher, [2017]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
Introduces incredible reptiles, including lizards, snakes, and turtles, describing their unique physical characteristics, life cycles, and survival mechanisms.

Try this! : Extreme 50 fun and safe experiments for the mad scientist in you

October 17, 2017
Young, Karen Romano, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Kids, [2017]
160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Snow and ice -- Survival skills -- Feel the force -- Animal superpowers -- Special F/X -- Water way to act! -- Hot stuff.
"Experiments for young children to conduct to learn about science"-- Provided by publisher.

The ultimate unofficial guide to Robloxing : everything you need to know to build awesome games!

October 17, 2017
Majaski, Christina, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, 2017.
v, 151 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Once in a blue moon

October 17, 2017
Daniel, Danielle, 1974- author, illustrator.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Poems.
"Inspired by the expression "once in a blue moon," Danielle Daniel has created a book of short poems, each one describing a rare or special experience that turns an ordinary day into a memorable one. She describes the thrill of seeing a double rainbow, the Northern Lights or a shooting star as well as quieter pleasures such as spotting a turtle basking in the sun or a family of ducks waddling across the road."-- Provided by publisher.

Turtle Island : the story of North America's first people

October 17, 2017
Yellowhorn, Eldon, 1956- author.
©2017
116 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
Discover the amazing story of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas from the end of the Ice Age to the arrival of the Europeans.

The dam keeper. Book one

October 17, 2017
Kondo, Robert, author.
©2017
153 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Based on the animated short film "The Dam Keeper".
Life in Sunrise Valley is tranquil, but beyond its borders lies certain death. A dangerous black fog looms outside the village, but its inhabitants are kept safe by an ingenious machine known as the dam. Pig's father built the dam and taught him how to maintain it. And then this brilliant inventor did the unthinkable: he walked into the fog and was never seen again. Now Pig is the dam keeper. Except for his best friend, Fox, and the town bully, Hippo, few are aware of his tireless efforts. But a new threat is on the horizon--a tidal wave of black fog is descending on Sunrise Valley. Now Pig, Fox, and Hippo must face the greatest danger imaginable: the world on the other side of the dam. Based on the Oscar-nominated animated short film of the same name, The Dam Keeper is a lush, vibrantly drawn graphic novel by Tonko House cofounders Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi.

Electricity in your life

October 17, 2017
Seo, Bo-hyun, author.
Los Angeles, CA : TanTan Publishing, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Demonstrates the importance of electricity and electrical devices in everyday life and explains where electricty comes from and how it gets from the power plant to the socket.

Greek myths : three heroic tales

October 17, 2017
Lupton, Hugh, author.
Cambridge, MA : Barefoot Books, Inc., [2017].
131 pages : color illustrations, map ; 21 cm
"First published in three volumes (Demeter and Persephone, Theseus and the Minotaur and Orpheus and Eurydice) in the United States of America by Barefoot Books, Inc and in Great Britain by Barefoot Books, Ltd in 2013."
Demeter and Persephon -- Theseus and the Minotau -- Orpheus and Eurydic.
A captivating introduction to the stories of Demeter and Persephone, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Eurydice.

King Arthur : the story of how Arthur became king

October 17, 2017
Edwards, Philip, author.
©2017
32 pages ; color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Before Arthur commanded a round table of legendary knights in Camelot, he was simply a young squire with dreams of becoming a great knight himself. Arthur lived during a time when Britain was without a ruler, but fate would quickly draw him into the middle of a grand search for the next king a search that involved a sword famously set in stone.

My first cupcake decorating book : 35 fun ideas for decorating cupcakes, cake pops, and more, for children aged 7 years +

October 17, 2017
New York, NY : CICO Kidz, 2012.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Thirty-five projects for decorating cupcakes, cake pops and cookies.

Virginia Hamilton : America's storyteller

October 17, 2017
Rubini, Julie, author.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2017]
viii, 145 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Characters -- Setting -- Plot twist -- Voice -- Flashback -- Turning point -- Flash forward -- First person -- Resolution -- Conclusion.
"In Virginia Hamilton, Julie K. Rubini brings us the biography of one of the most honored authors of children's literature in the twentieth century. The most expansive biography of Hamilton published for young readers, it was vetted for accuracy by Hamilton's husband, poet Arnold Adoff. It is the fourth installment in the Biographies for Young Readers series, which is quickly building a reputation for substantive and engaging treatments of its diverse subjects. Long before she wrote The House of Dies Drear, M.C. Higgins, the Great, and many other modern classics, Hamilton grew up among her extended family around Yellow Springs, Ohio. The stories she heard from her family fueled her imagination, and the freedom to roam the farms and woods nearby sharpened her powers of observation and encouraged her creativity. As she grew older, witnessing racial discrimination and the response of the early civil rights movement established in her a lifelong commitment to representing a diversity of experiences in her work. In all, Virginia wrote forty-one books, which are driven by her focus on 'the known, the remembered, and the imagined'--particularly within the lives of African Americans. Hamilton's middle-grade readership will delight in the mix of historical detail, childhood recollections, photos, and quotations that Rubini draws on to bring Hamilton's story to life"-- Provided by publisher.

The wishing foxes

October 17, 2017
MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940- author.
Little Rock : Plum Street Publishers, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
When reading the songs of Bess and Tess you can sing it to the tune of "Skip to my Lou."
Presents an Appalachian version of the story of two sisters sent on an errand in which kindness is rewarded.

Secrets of the sea

October 16, 2017
Baker, Kate, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Big Picture Press, 2017.
83 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Traveling from the rock pools of the shoreline to the deepest depths of the ocean, a blending of illustrations and facts about marine animals provides an introduction to some of the ocean's rarely seen creatures.

Louis undercover

October 13, 2017
Britt, Fanny, author.
©2017
153 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm
Translation of: Louis parmi les spectres.
Meet Louis, a young boy who shuttles between his alcoholic dad and his worried mom, and who, with the help of his best friend, tries to summon up the courage to speak to his true love, Billie.

Pashmina

October 13, 2017
Chanani, Nidhi, author, artist.
New York : First Second, 2017.
161 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Indian-American teen, Priyanka "Pri" Das, attempts to reconnect with her mother's homeland through a magical pashmina shawl.

A Christmas carol

October 13, 2017
Powell, Sarah (Children's story adapter)
New York : Sizzle Press, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing USA, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Adapted from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
"A seek & find classics book."
Seek and find characters from the popular holiday book, A Christmas Carol, on each page and follow them throughout the story. Each page contains beautifully illustrated characters to find and details to spot, accompanied by abridged text.

Who was Lewis Carroll?

October 12, 2017
Pollack, Pam, author.
©2017
107 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
"Meet the man who created Alice, the Mad Hatter, and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Lewis Carroll is the pen name of Charles L. Dodgson, a mathematician and church deacon, who taught at Oxford University. He was inspired to write his best known works, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, by one of the Dean's daughters, Alice Liddell. The books were hugely successful and brought Carroll wide acclaim, especially for the nonsense poems "Jabberwocky" and The Hunting of the Snark. Children and adults continue to be delighted by the fantasy of the Alice stories, which have been the basis of plays and movies since their publication in Victorian England during the 1860s and 1870s"-- Provided by publisher.

Star Wars coding projects

October 12, 2017
Woodcock, Jon, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2017.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Using Scratch."
"A step-by-step visual guide to coding your own animations, games, simulations, and more!"--Cover.
Star Wars Coding Projects is a step-by-step visual guide to coding fun projects in Scratch and shows you everything you need to know to create cool computer projects, animations, and games.

That is my dream! : a picture book of Langston Hughes's "Dream variation"

October 12, 2017
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967, author.
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
"Dream Variation," one of Langston Hughes's most celebrated poems, about the dream of a world free of discrimination and racial prejudice, is now a picture book stunningly illustrated by Daniel Miyares...An African-American boy faces the harsh reality of segregation and racial prejudice, but he dreams of a different life--one full of freedom, hope, and wild possibility, where he can fling his arms wide in the face of the sun"-- Provided by publisher.

Where's Halmoni?

October 12, 2017
Kim, Julie J., 1973- author, illustrator.
Seattle, WA : Little Bigfoot, an imprint of Sasquatch Books, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Searching for their missing grandmother, two Korean children follow tracks into a fantastic world filled with beings from folklore who speak in Korean. Includes translations and information about the folkloric characters.

Bertha takes a drive

October 12, 2017
Adkins, Jan, 1944- author, illustrator.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm

Alphamals A-Z

October 12, 2017
Carter, Graham, 1975- illustrator.
London : Big Picture Press, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Lyrical text introduces facts about animals from armadillos and elephants to penguins and zebras.

Just like us!, ants

October 12, 2017
Heos, Bridget, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Just Like Us! Ants gives young readers an up-close and personal look at how ants do things that are remarkably similar to the way humans do"-- Provided by publisher.

Just like us!, Birds

October 12, 2017
Heos, Bridget, author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Just Like Us! Birds gives young readers an up-close and personal look at how birds do things that are remarkably similar to the way humans do"-- Provided by publisher.

Dinosaur A to Z

October 12, 2017
Growick, Dustin, author.
New York, New York : DK, 2017.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Includes index.
An alphabetical list of dinosaurs presents a series of facts about their anatomy, related animals, and how they became extinct.

I am Sacagawea

October 12, 2017
Meltzer, Brad, author.
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm.
"A biography of Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who served as a translator for the Lewis and Clark Expedition."--Provided by publisher.

Song of the wild : a first book of animals

October 12, 2017
Davies, Nicola, 1958- author.
Sommerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press 2017.
107 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
An extensive look at nature in verse. An essential introduction to the animal world with exquisitely modern illustrations.

Vincent can't sleep : Van Gogh paints the night sky

October 12, 2017
Rosenstock, Barb, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"A Borzoi book."
Describes how Van Gogh's insomnia, possibly a symptom of mental or phyical illness, allowed him to view the night sky while everyone else was asleep and influenced how he saw the world around him.

Lights in a dark place : true stories of God at work in Columbia

October 12, 2017
Davis, Rebecca Henry.
Tain (Scotland) : CF4K (Christian Focus Publication), [2014]
142 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Columbia has been known as a land of violence -- Colombian people have reacted to the gospel of Jesus Christ by cursing the messengers, beating them, kidnapping them, killing them, burning down their houses. But from those fires have shot out sparks, flames and laser beams of light, as the gospel has continued to shine forth in the midst of darkness. God has delivered people from burning houses... God has healed ones who cursed... God has even rescued kidnappers. Read fourteen true stories of the Light of the World shining in the land of Colombia, South America -- Back cover.

Living water in the desert : true stories of God at work in Iran

October 12, 2017
Davis, Rebecca Henry, author.
Tain (Scotland) : CF4K (Christian Focus Publication), [2015]
142 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
"More Muslims in Iran have come to faith in Christ in the last thirty years than in the thirteen hundred years that Islam has been in the country. In a land that is notorious for persecution, one man was overcome by a missionary's kindness. Another was stopped by a vision of men in blue. One became sick and tired of his own religion. Another saw a man named Jesus in a dream, coming to him on a donkey. A girl found a strange book on the floor of the library and visited a secret prayer meeting. All of them eventually came to Jesus Christ for His full and free salvation, becoming missionaries to their own people. Through the lives of missionaries and Iranian believers, God's Word is being spread far and wide. Seventeen chapters tell true stories of the Living Water of Jesus Christ pouring out for thirsty people to drink in the country of Iran"--Back cover.

Don't behave like you live in a cave

October 12, 2017
Verdick, Elizabeth.
©2010
120 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
What's the big deal? -- Let's get going -- Rules rule (yeah, right) -- Five great goals for better behavior -- The body-brain-behavior connection -- Mighty motivators.
Explains how children can make smarter, more positive choices about how they behave at home and at school and, as a result, stay out of trouble, feel good about themselves, and get along better with family, friends, and teachers.

Stand up to bullying! : (upstanders to the rescue!)

October 12, 2017
Goodstein, Phyllis Kaufman.
Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Publishing, [2014]
121 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.
Revised edition of the author's Bystander power.
Have you heard the (bad) news? -- Bullying is no game -- The "roles" in bullying -- Upstanders, unite! -- Upstanders have power -- Ten super ways to stand up to bullying.
Who has the most power to stop and prevent bullying? Teachers? Parents? The Principal of the Universe? No, no, and no way! When it comes to changing bullying behavior, nobody has more power than upstanders--all the people who see bullying or know it's happening ... and decide to do something about it. How strong are upstanders? Stronger than a snarling seventh grader. More powerful than a petty put-down. Able to delete Internet rumors with a single click. When Bystanders choose to act as UPstanders, they are real superheroes!

Get organized without losing it

October 12, 2017
Fox, Janet S., author.
Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Publishing Inc., [2017]
105 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.
Includes index.

The band-aid chicken : a program about resisting peer pressure

October 11, 2017
Henton, Becky Rangel.
©1998
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
A program about resisting peer pressure for students in preschool through second grades.

Talk and work it out = Hablar y resolver

October 11, 2017
Meiners, Cheri J., 1957- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Publishing, [2015]
43 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Describes the process of peaceful conflict resolution for children and how to state the problem, listen, evaluate results, and find the right solution.

Share and take turns = Comparte y turna

October 11, 2017
Meiners, Cheri J., 1957- author.
©2014
41 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Originally published in English in 2003.
"Sharing is a social skill all children need to learn--the sooner the better--and this book is an ideal introduction to sharing and taking turns. In simple words and engaging illustrations, this book presents sharing as a positive choice, then describes four ways to share. It points out that sharing goes beyond things: children can also share their knowledge, their creativity, and their time. What if they don't want to share, or someone won't share with them? These topics are covered, too. Concrete examples and reinforcing illustrations help children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing. Now children and adults can enjoy our most popular Learning to Get Along books in English and Spanish. The Free Spirit Learning to Get Along series helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life situations, lots of diversity, and concrete examples make these read-aloud books appropriate for all homes, childcare settings, and primary classrooms as well as special education, including settings with children on the autism spectrum. Presented in a social story format, each of the bilingual Learning to Get Along books includes a special section for adults, with discussion questions, games, activities, and tips that reinforce improving social skills"-- Provided by publisher.

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