New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

February 24, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The poop sleuth

February 23, 2017
Shaw, Gina, author.
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm + 1 sheet of stickers
At head of title: Smithsonian.
Describes how scientists collect and analyze animal feces to study their behavior and learn how to help endangered animals around the world.

What will grow?

February 23, 2017
Ward, Jennifer, 1963- author.
©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Seeds can be big and small, round and pointy, and all sorts of colors. But they all have one thing in common--inside waits a new plant life, waiting to emerge! This lush journey through an entire year follows seeds that bloom in the very beginning of spring, all the way through ones that sprout in winter. This picture book features all kinds of seeds, from flowers and trees to fruits and vegetables. Along with lyrical text and beautiful illustrations, the book includes 4 pull-out gate-folds and fascinating back matter about plants!"--Provided by publisher.

Animal ark : celebrating our wild world in poetry and pictures

February 23, 2017
Alexander, Kwame, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"A howling wolf, a stalking tiger, a playful panda, a dancing bird--pairing the stunning photography of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with the delicate poetry of Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander, this lush picture book celebrates the beauty, diversity, and fragility of the animal world. Featuring more than 40 unique animal portraits, the pages invite kids to explore each creature's markings, textures, and attributes in stunning detail, while calling on all of us to help protect each and every one. Three picture-packed gatefolds inside showcase even more familiar and exotic species. These images are part of Sartore's lifelong project to photograph every animal in the world, with special attention given to disappearing and endangered species"-- Provided by publisher.

Hello spring!

February 23, 2017
Rotner, Shelley, author.
New York : Holiday House, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Presents a lyrical celebration of the arrival of spring, which is marked by changes in plant and animal life.

Transportation! : how people get around

February 23, 2017
Gibbons, Gail, author, illustrator.
©2017
32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Depicts such modes of transportation as a ferryboat, a large jet plane, a sports car, a camper RV, a sailboat, and a sightseeing boat.

A child's garden of verses

February 23, 2017
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.
New York, NY : Golden Press, [2017]
68 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
To any reader -- At the seaside -- My shadow -- Autumn fires -- My ship and I -- The wind -- Where go the boats? -- The flowers -- The cow -- Block city -- Rain -- Windy nights -- From a railway carriage -- A good play -- Foreign lands -- Looking forward -- Nest eggs -- The little land -- the whole duty of children -- The moon -- Singing -- The dumb soldier -- The swing -- The hayloft -- My kingdom -- The land of counterpane -- Time to rise -- Fairy bread -- Farewell to the farm -- Pirate story -- My bed is a boat -- The land of Nod -- The lamplighter -- Escape at bedtime -- Bed in summer.
A collection of poems evoking the world and feelings of childhood, including "The land of Counterpane," "My Shadow," "The Swing," "The Moon," and "Looking Forward."

Hysterical jokes for Minecrafters : blocks, boxes, blasts, and blow-outs

February 23, 2017
Boone, Brian, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2017]
iv, 171 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
"An unofficial joke book for Minecrafters"--Cover.
Collects over eight hundred jokes, riddles, and tongue-twisters related to the video game "Minecraft."

Sidesplitting jokes for Minecrafters : ghastly golems and ghoulish ghasts

February 23, 2017
Boone, Brian, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2017]
v, 170 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
"An unofficial joke book for Minecrafters"--Cover.
Collects over eight hundred jokes, riddles, and tongue-twisters related to the video game "Minecraft."

Fantastic flowers

February 23, 2017
Stockdale, Susan, author, illustrator.
Atlanta, GA : Peachtree, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
An introduction for young readers to a range of unusual flowers provides each flower's common and scientific names, native range, the insects that pollinate them, and an explanation of the pollination process.

Moonlight crab count

February 23, 2017
Bathala, Neeti, 1968-
Mt. Pleasant, SC : Arbordale Publishing, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Weather in spring

February 23, 2017
York, M. J., 1983- author.
©2017
Warmer weather -- Spring changes -- Spring clothes -- Rainbow-in-the-clouds craft -- Glossary.
"Engage readers with the story of weather in spring. Readers are introduced to the changes warm spring weather brings for people, animals, and plants. Additional features include a table of contents, phonetic glossary, index, and sources for further research. A kid-friendly project inspires creativity and hands-on fun."--Amazon.com.

Wet, blue, and good for you

February 23, 2017
Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author.
©2016
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
Feeling thirsty -- We're all made of water -- Water for making blood -- Your blood in action -- Removing waste -- Water goes in and water goes out -- Cooling off -- Not enough water -- Wet, blue, and good for you.
It's easy to take water for granted. But without water humans could not survive! Every part of your body needs water, and Lawrence explains why water is so important to our health.

What's so fresh about fresh water?

February 23, 2017
Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author.
New York, New York : Bearport Publishing, [2016]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
Water in our lives -- Fresh or salty? -- Why is fresh water important? -- Earth's fresh water -- Rain and snow -- Salt water into fresh -- Frozen fresh water -- Collecting fresh water -- Earth's precious water.
The Earth is three-quarters water but most of it is salty, and we need fresh water to survive. Lawrence explains how the two differ, where fresh water comes from, and ways we can conserve it.

Alpacas

February 23, 2017
Hasselius, Michelle M., 1981- author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.
Meet the alpacas -- Adults and babies -- On the farm.
"Simple text and full-color photos introduce young readers to alpacas on a farm"--Provided by publisher.

Amon's adventure : a family story for Easter

February 23, 2017
Ytreeide, Arnold, 1954-
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Kregel Publications, [2011]
191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
When Amon's father is falsely accused of a terrible crime, the boy willingly leaves his boyhood pursuits behind as he works to save Jotham's life. Along the way, Amon withnesses the crowds that gather on Palm Sunday, hears an address by the Messiah, and is present at both Judas Iscariot's betrayal and the Crucifixion.

Birds make nests

February 22, 2017
Garland, Michael, 1952- author, illustrator.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Describes the different kinds of nests that birds build to keep their eggs and chicks safe.

Magnets push, magnets pull

February 22, 2017
Adler, David A., author.
©2017
32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
We can't see magnetism, but it's everywhere around us - even the Earth is a giant magnet! Adler covers the basics of magnetism, explaining terms such as attraction, pole, electromagnetism and force.

Dog on a bike : and more true stories of amazing animal talents!

February 22, 2017
Donohue, Moira Rose, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Kids, [2017]
111 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Includes more information.
Includes index.
Norman: dog on a bike! -- Eddie: slam dunk sea otter! -- Kidogo: a balancing ape!
Collects three stories of talented animals, including Norman, a Briard who knows how to ride a scooter and a bike.

The Batman movie : the making of the movie

February 22, 2017
Miller-Zarneke, Tracey, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2017.
200 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
At head of title: LEGO.
"Go behind the cowl! With exclusive insights from the filmmakers, animators, and LEGO designers, The LEGO Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie tells the inside story of how Warner Bros. and the LEGO Group joined creative forces to bring Batman's brick world to life"--Provided by publisher.

Monster fish! : true stories of adventures with animals

February 22, 2017
Hogan, Zeb, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2017]
110 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Includes some web sites.
Includes index.
Monster of the Mekong -- Fish superpowers -- In search of giant stingrays.
Collects three adventures in saving freshwater giants, including "Monster of the Mekong," in which Zeb Hogan shares his search for the giant catfish found in the Mekong River.

Scary plants!

February 22, 2017
Lawler, Janet, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
At head of title: Smithsonian.
Introduces some of the planet's trickiest plants, and explains how varieties including poison ivy, devil's thorn, and the Venus fly trap are able to protect and feed themselves by stinging, trapping, and poisoning other living things.

Curious about worms

February 22, 2017
Waters, Kate, author.
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
At head of title: Smithsonian.
Provides an introduction to worms, including their physical characteristics, where they live, and what they eat.

Caroline's comets : a true story

February 22, 2017
McCully, Emily Arnold, author, illustrator.
New York : Holiday House, [2017]
31 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Caroline Herschel was the first woman to discover a comet and the first woman to be paid as a scientist."-- Provided by publisher.

My awesome summer, by P. Mantis

February 22, 2017
Meisel, Paul.
New York : Holiday House, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
The life cycle of a praying mantis. -- Provided by publisher.

Invasive freshwater species

February 22, 2017
Ivancic, Linda.
New York : Cavendish Square Publishing, [2017]
48 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
They are among us -- Welcome mat -- It's our home too! -- No vacancy -- Glossary.

Invasive mammals

February 22, 2017
Schafer, Susan, author.
New York : Cavendish Square Publishing, 2017.
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Mammal intruders -- Hard times for habitats -- The human cost -- No quick fix.
Describes the characteristics of invasive mammals and their impact on the environment, listing species such as the black rat, domestic cat, and red fox.

Invasive plants and birds

February 22, 2017
Gaines, Alison, author.
New York : Cavendish Square Publishing, [2017]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm.
Flying, creeping, growing -- Make yourself at home -- Humans: helping or hurting? -- Species to note -- Lending nature a hand.
Describes the characteristics of invasive plants and birds and their impact on the environment, listing species such as the red-vented bulbul, bitterbush, and kudzu.

Invasive reptiles and amphibians

February 22, 2017
Schafer, Susan, author.
New York : Cavendish Square Publishing, 2017.
48 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Reptile and amphibian invaders -- Upsetting the balance -- Human agents -- A challenge ahead.

Animals in fall

February 22, 2017
Gleisner, Jenna Lee, author.
©2017
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Includes index.

Animals in spring

February 22, 2017
York, M. J., 1983- author.
Mankato, MN : The Child's World, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Shares some of the things animals do in the spring, including bears waking up from hibernation, bumblebees visiting flowers, and baby birds hatching from eggs.

Apple harvest

February 22, 2017
Gleisner, Jenna Lee, author.
Mankato, MN : The Child's World, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Harvest time -- All kinds of apples -- Apple treats -- Apple pizza.
Engage readers with the story of a trip to the apple orchard. Readers are introduced to the harvesting of apples in fall, such as picking, and making apples into their favorite treats.

Back to school!

February 22, 2017
Gleisner, Jenna Lee, author.
Mankato, MN : The Child's World, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
First day -- Cold weather -- Old and new friends -- Recycled pencil holder craft.
Engage readers with a story of going back to school. Readers are introduced to what to expect in fall, as they say good-bye to summer and go back to school.

Celebrating Earth Day

February 22, 2017
York, M. J., 1983- author.
Mankato, MN : The Child's World, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Helping Earth -- Save and recycle -- Learning and making -- Make a bird feeder.
Engage readers with a story of celebrating Earth Day. Readers are introduced to Earth Day activities, such as planting trees or cleaning up litter.

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

February 22, 2017
York, M. J., 1983- author.
©2017
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! -- Green -- Fun foods -- Parades -- Green flowers craft -- Glossary.
Engage readers with a story of celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Readers are introduced to St. Patrick's Day traditions and symbols, such as shamrocks and the color green.

Celebrating Thanksgiving

February 22, 2017
Gleisner, Jenna Lee, author.
Mankato, MN : The Child's World, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Fall holiday -- Time of thanks -- Thanksgiving meal -- Turkey tube craft.
Engage readers with a story of celebrating the fall holiday of Thanksgiving. Readers are introduced to the concepts of harvest and Thanksgiving traditions, such as volunteering, giving thanks, and spending time with family.

Excitement

February 22, 2017
Orr, Tamra, author.
©2017
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
A special calendar -- Counting the days -- So hard to wait -- Grandma's here! -- Find out more -- Glossary -- Home and school connection -- Index -- About the author.
Introduces readers to the emotion of excitement, looking into what it is, when it happens, why it can happen and how to handle it.

Fear

February 22, 2017
Orr, Tamra, author.
Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Fear -- In the dark -- A yell -- Feeling safe -- Find out more -- Glossary -- Home and school connection -- Index -- About the author.
Introduces readers to the emotion of fear, through the story of a child who is afraid of the dark, calls out for help, and is comforted by her father.

Friendliness

February 22, 2017
Orr, Tamra, author.
©2017
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
New neighbors -- Saying "welcome" -- Time for cookies -- A new friend -- Find out more -- Glossary -- Home and school connection -- Index -- About the author.
Introduces readers to the concept of friendliness.

It's Halloween!

February 22, 2017
Gleisner, Jenna Lee, author.
Mankato, MN : The Child's World, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Costumes -- Decorations -- Party -- Trick-or-treat -- Pipe cleaner spiders.
Engage readers with a story of celebrating the fall holiday of Halloween. Readers are introduced to Halloween traditions, such as dressing up, decorating, bobbing for apples, and trick-or-treating.

It's Mother's Day

February 22, 2017
York, M. J., 1983- author.
Mankato, MN : The Child's World, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Shares some ways to celebrate Mother's Day, including giving mothers gifts, bringing mothers breakfast in bed, and visiting grandmothers.

Plants in spring

February 22, 2017
York, M. J., 1983- author.
Mankato, MN : The Child's World, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 25 cm.
Sunshine and rain -- Plants grow -- Trees in spring.
"Engage readers with the story of what happens to plants in spring. Readers are introduced to the concepts of weather, how it changes in spring, and what its changes mean for growing plants. Additional features include a table of contents, phonetic glossary, index, and sources for further research. A kid-friendly project inspires creativity and hands-on fun"--Provided by publisher.

Sadness

February 22, 2017
Orr, Tamra, author.
©2017
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Sadness -- Big tears -- A good cry -- Finding happiness -- Find out more -- Glossary -- Home and school connection -- Index -- About the author.
Introduces readers to the emotion of sadness, looking into what it is, when it happens, why it can happen, and how it comes and goes.

Spring on the farm

February 22, 2017
York, M. J., 1983- author.
Mankato, MN : The Child's World, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm
When it is spring on the farm it is time to plant crops and care for newborn baby farm animals.

Surprise

February 22, 2017
Orr, Tamra, author.
©2017
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Shhh! It's a secret -- Balloons and cake -- Happy birthday, dad! -- A surprise for everyone -- Find out more -- Glossary -- Home and school connection -- Index -- About the author.
Learn what it means to be surprised!.

Trees in fall

February 22, 2017
Gleisner, Jenna Lee, author.
Mankato, MN : The Child's World, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Winter is coming -- Falling leaves -- Tree homes.
"Engage readers with the story of what happens to trees in fall. Readers are introduced to the concepts of weather, how it changes in fall, and what its changes mean for trees and their leaves. Additional features include a table of contents, phonetic glossary, index, and sources for further research. A kid-friendly project inspires creativity and hands-on fun"--Provided by publisher.

A trip to the pumpkin patch

February 22, 2017
Gleisner, Jenna Lee, author.
Mankato, MN : The Child's World, [2017]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Picking a pumpkin -- Pumpkin patch fun -- Pumpkin patch treats -- Paint a pumpkin.
Engage readers with the story of a trip to the pumpkin patch. Readers are introduced to fun fall activities at the pumpkin patch, such as face-painting, hayrides, and pumpkin picking and carving.

Weather in fall

February 22, 2017
Gleisner, Jenna Lee, author.
©2017
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Includes index.

Trudy's big swim : how Gertrude Ederle swam the English Channel and took the world by storm

February 22, 2017
Macy, Sue.
New York : Holiday House, [2017]
36 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Tells the story of Gertrude Ederle's 1926 swim across the English Channel, describing how she overcame difficult environmental, physical, and cultural challenges to become the first woman to establish her historic record.

Love

February 21, 2017
Brémaud, Frédéric, author.
Burbank : Magnetic Press, 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
v. 1. The tiger -- v. 2. The fox -- v. 3. The lion -- v. 4. The dinosaur

The beautiful garden of Eden

February 21, 2017
Bower, Gary, author.
Carol Stream, IL : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2017]
29 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.

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