New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

September 13, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Thomas Jefferson : president & philosopher

September 12, 2014
Meacham, Jon.
New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, 2014.
231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"In this special illustrated edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, young readers will learn about the life and political philosophy of one of our Founding Fathers"-- Provided by publisher.

Little author in the big woods : a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder

September 12, 2014
McDonough, Yona Zeldis.
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books / Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
xviii, 156 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Many girls in elementary and middle school fall in love with the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. What they don't always realize is that Wilder's books are autobiographical. This narrative biography describes more of the details of the young Laura's real life as a young pioneer homesteading with her family on many adventurous journeys. This biography, complete with charming illustrations, points out the differences between the fictional series as well as the many similarities. It's a fascinating story of a much-celebrated writer"-- Provided by publisher.

How to save a species

September 12, 2014
Baillie, Marilyn, author.
Toronto : Owlkids Books, 2014.
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
Originally published in UK under the title: Very wonderful, very rare : saving the most endangered wildlife on Earth, in 2013.
Includes index.

Lego Ninjago, masters of Spinjitzu

September 11, 2014
Farshtey, Greg.
New York : Papercutz, c2011-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. The challenge of Samukai! -- v. 2. Mask of the Sensei -- v. 3. Rise of the serpentine -- v. 4. Tomb of the fangpyre -- v. 5. Kingdom of the snakes -- v. 6. Warriors of the stone -- v. 7. Stone cold -- v. 8. Destiny of doom -- v. 9. Night of the Nindroids -- v. 10. Who's the phantom Ninja? -- v. 11. Comet crisis

Toto trouble

September 11, 2014
Coppée, Thierry, author, illustrator.
New York : Papercutz, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Toto isn't very good at school, he's clumsy in sports, and he's kind of a social misfit, but he is great at one thing: messing up!
Originally published in France by Éditions Delcourt under the title Les Blagues de Toto in 2003.
v. 1. Back to crass -- v. 2. A deadly jokester

Guys read : true stories

September 11, 2014
New York, NY : Walden Pond Press, [2014]
ix, 242 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable--and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every reader, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, how-to guides, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there.Supports the Common Core State Standards"-- Provided by publisher.

Tao, the little samurai

September 10, 2014
Richard, Laurent, 1968- author.
Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
v. 1. Pranks and attacks! -- v. 2. Ninjas and knock outs! -- v. 3. Clowns and dragons! -- The championship!
Tao is a student at master Snow's martial arts school. With his friends Rayi and Lee and his not-girlfriend Kat, he tries to follow the teachings of martial arts masters--or, more often, finds a way around the masters' advice.

Keeping fit from A to Z = Mantente en forma de la A a la Z

September 10, 2014
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 30 cm
Includes descriptions of traditional children's games from a variety of cultures, and a list of fun facts for parents about the benefits of exercise.
Bilingual alphabet picture book for ages 3 and up featuring more than (150) 4-color photographs with short descriptive captions, designed to inspire children to stay active, fit and healthy.

This is the world : a global treasury

September 10, 2014
Sasek, M. (Miroslav), 1916-1980, author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Universe, 2014.
233 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm
This is New York -- This is Ireland -- This is Britain -- This is London -- This is Edinburgh -- This is Paris -- This is Rome -- This is Venice -- This is Munich -- This is Greece -- This is Israel -- This is Hong Kong -- This is Australia -- This is San Francisco -- This is Texas -- This is Washington, D.C.

LEGO Ninjago masters of Spinjitzu character encyclopedia

September 10, 2014
Sipi, Claire.
New York : DK Pub., [2012].
175 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Welcome brave ninja -- History of Ninjago -- Ninja vs. skeleton -- Ninja vs. serpentine -- And beyond -- Minifigure gallery -- Set gallery.
"Learn everything there is to know about the world of LEGO Ninjago. Meet all the amazing minifigures, from the brave Ninja to their deadly enemies, the Skeletons and the Serpents. Discover the secrets of their mystical weapons and amazing vehicles, and find out what it really takes to be a Ninja."--Page 4 of cover.

Fun facts & silly stories : the big one!

September 10, 2014
Orlando, Florida : Ripley Publishing, a Jim Pattison Company, 2014.
133 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.

Malala Yousafzai : shot by the Taliban, still fighting for equal education

September 10, 2014
Doeden, Matt, author.
©2015
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
"On October 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai was on her way home from school in Swat Valley, Pakistan, when she was shot in the head by members of the Taliban. Though she was only fifteen years old, the Taliban targeted her because she wrote blog posts and appeared on television defending girls' right to education in Pakistan. Malala survived the attack and went on to write a book, earn a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, and meet President Barack" -- Provided by publisher.

The legend of Saint Nicholas

September 10, 2014
Grün, Anselm, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, [2014].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Translation of: Die Legende vom Heiligen Nikolaus.
An introduction to the saint who is the inspiration for giving.

From leather to basketball shoes

September 10, 2014
Nelson, Robin, 1971-
©2015
24 pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 24 cm.

From plastic to soccer ball

September 10, 2014
Nelson, Robin, 1971-
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications Company, [2015]
24 pages : colored illustrations ; 20 x 24 cm.
Includes index.

From steel to bicycle

September 10, 2014
Nelson, Robin, 1971-
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications Company, [2015]
24 pages : color illustartions ; 19 x 23 cm.
"How does steel become a shiny new bicycle?" -- Provided from publisher.

Three thieves

September 8, 2014
Chantler, Scott.
Toronto, ON ; Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, c2010-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 cm.
v. 1. Tower of treasure -- v. 2. The sign of the black rock -- v. 3. The captive prince -- v. 4. The King's dragon -- v. 5. Pirates of the Silver Coast

Lend a hand : poems about giving

September 8, 2014
Frank, John.
New York : Lee & Low Books, Inc., 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"A picture book collection of poems centered on spontaneous acts of kindness, representing diverse voices and topical themes"-- Provided by publisher.

I am Albert Einstein

September 8, 2014
Meltzer, Brad.
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 cm.

On the wing

September 8, 2014
Elliott, David, 1947- author.
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Concise, witty verse and gorgeous illustrations allow readers to marvel up close at more than fifteen birds and make for a book that is sure to be beloved by birders of all ages"--Jacket flap.

Cast away on the letter A : a Philémon adventure

September 8, 2014
Fred, 1931- author, illustrator.
New York, NY : TOON Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press, [2014]
45 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in French by Dargaud in 1972 under title: Philémon et le naufragé du A.
"TOON graphics for visual readers."--Cover.
Young dreamer Philemon lives in the countryside, until one day he falls down a well and finds himself in a parallel world of islands that form the letters of the word Atlantic Ocean. Together with the strange characters he meets there, Philemon must find his way home.

Sally Ride : life on a mission

September 8, 2014
Macy, Sue.
New York : Aladdin, 2014.
152 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"A real-life story"--T.p.
"Most people know Sally Ride as the first American female astronaut to travel in space. But in her lifetime she was also a nationally ranked tennis player, a physicist who enjoyed reading Shakespeare, a university professor, the founder of a company that helped inspire girls and young women to pursue careers in science and math, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom"-- Provided by publisher.

Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

September 8, 2014
Neri, Greg, author.
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
"A junior library guide selection."
"There's never been anyone like music legend Johnny Cash. His deep voice is instantly recognizable, and his heartfelt songs resonate with listeners of all ages and backgrounds. G. Neri captures Johnny's story in beautiful free verse, portraying an ordinary boy with an extraordinary talent who grew up in extreme poverty, faced incredible challenges, and ultimately found his calling by always being true to the gift of his voice. A. G. Ford's luscious paintings of the dramatic southern landscape of Johnny Cash's childhood illuminate this portrait of a legend, taking us from his humble beginnings to his enormous success on the world stage."-- Provided by publisher.

The right word : Roget and his thesaurus

September 8, 2014
Bryant, Jennifer.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
The story of "shy young Peter Mark Roget, [for whom] books were the best companions--and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time"--Amazon.com.

Get the scoop on animal puke! : from zombie ants to vampire bats, 251 cool facts about vomit, regurgitation, & more!

September 5, 2014
Cusick, Dawn, author.
Watertown, MA : Imagine! Publishing, [2014]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

National Geographic kids cookbook : a year-round fun food adventure

September 5, 2014
Seaver, Barton.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014].
159 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
For each month of the year discover recipes for fun, new dishes and twists on old favorites, weird-but-true food facts, profiles on "foodie " people, plus activities and challenges you can do by yourself or with friends.

Wyoming

September 4, 2014
Prentzas, G. S.
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2014.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

West Virginia

September 4, 2014
Heinrichs, Ann.
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

Washington, D.C.

September 4, 2014
Kent, Deborah.
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2015]
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

Washington

September 4, 2014
Stein, R. Conrad.
New York : Children's Press, a Division of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

Vermont

September 4, 2014
Heinrichs, Ann.
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2015]
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color, color maps ; 25 cm.

Utah

September 4, 2014
Kent, Deborah.
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

Tennessee

September 4, 2014
Somervill, Barbara A.
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2015]
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

South Dakota

September 4, 2014
Burgan, Michael.
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Land -- First people -- Exploration and settlement -- Growth and change -- More modern times -- People -- Government -- Economy -- Travel guide.

South Carolina

September 4, 2014
Somervill, Barbara A.
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

Rhode Island

September 4, 2014
Burgan, Michael.
New York : Children's Press, a Division of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Land -- First people -- Exploration and settlement -- Growth and change -- More modern times -- People -- Government -- Economy -- Travel guide.

Puerto Rico

September 4, 2014
Stille, Darlene R.
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

Pennsylvania

September 4, 2014
Somervill, Barbara A.
New York : Children's Press, A Division of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Land -- First people -- Exploration and settlement -- Growth and change -- More modern times -- People -- Government -- Economy -- Travel guide.

Oregon

September 4, 2014
Kent, Deborah.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages ; illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

North Dakota

September 4, 2014
Stille, Darlene R.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

New Mexico

September 4, 2014
Burgan, Michael.
New York : Children's Press, a division of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

New Hampshire

September 4, 2014
Kent, Deborah.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Land -- First people -- Exploration and settlement -- Growth and change -- More modern times -- People -- Government -- Economy -- Travel guide.

Montana

September 4, 2014
Stein, R. Conrad.
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

Missouri

September 4, 2014
Blashfield, Jean F.
New York : Children's Press, A Division of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

Minnesota

September 4, 2014
Heinrichs, Ann.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

Kansas

September 4, 2014
Cannarella, Deborah.
New York : Children's Press, a Division of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

Iowa

September 4, 2014
Blashfield, Jean F.
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

Idaho

September 4, 2014
Kent, Deborah.
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

Delaware

September 4, 2014
Heinrichs, Ann.
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.

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