New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

April 18, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Digging for Tyrannosaurus rex

April 17, 2015
Holtz, Thomas R., 1965- author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint, [2015]
32 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 22 x 27 cm.
"Provides an annotated timeline of the discovery of Tyrannosaurus rex including details on the scientists, dig sites, fossils, and other findings that have shaped our knowledge of this dinosaur"-- Provided by publisher.

So you want to be president?

April 17, 2015
St. George, Judith, 1931-
New York : Philomel Books, c2012.
52 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Art techniques used: Lively charicatures in the style of political cartoon characters created in pen and ink, watercolor and pastels.
"The original 2000 edition of this book was awarded the Randolph Caldecott Medal"--Colophon.
This new version of the Caldecott-winning classic by illustrator David Small and author Judith St. George is updated with current facts and new illustrations to include our forty-fourth president, Barack H. Obama. Hilariously illustrated by Small, this celebration by St. George shows us the foibles, quirks and humanity of forty-four men who have risen to one of the most powerful positions in the world.

My little pony : friends forever.

April 16, 2015
San Diego, California : IDW Publishing, 2014-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Collects issues #1-4 -- v. 2. Collects issues #5-8 -- v. 3. Collects issues #9-12


April 16, 2015
Simon, Seymour, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
40 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Seymour Simon takes readers on a journey through a frog's life cycle, from egg to tadpole to grown frog, with facts, photographs, and an underlying message of ecological preservation. Readers will learn about the different types of frogs and toads that are found all over the world. This book includes an author's note, a glossary, and an index and supports the Common Core State Standards.

Super baseball infographics

April 16, 2015
Braun, Eric, 1971- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2015]
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 cm.
"Key facts and fun details about the game of baseball come alive through infographics. The 'data art' provides opportunities for readers to visually take in information about the sport through charts, maps, and illustrations"

What was D-Day?

April 16, 2015
Demuth, Patricia author.
107 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrated ; 20 cm

Who was Harriet Beecher Stowe?

April 16, 2015
Rau, Dana Meachen, 1971- author.
105 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

Who was Winston Churchill? / by Ellen Labrecque ; illustrated by Jerry Hoare.

April 16, 2015
Labrecque, Ellen, author.
106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

Digging for triceratops : a discovery timeline

April 16, 2015
Holtz, Thomas R., 1965- author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : an imprint of Capstone Press, [2015]
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 21 x 26 cm.
"Provides an annotated timeline of the discovery of Triceratops including details on the scientists, dig sites, fossils, and other findings that have shaped our knowledge of this dinosaur"-- Provided by publisher.

Digging for stegosaurus

April 16, 2015
Holtz, Thomas R., 1965- author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint, [2015]
32 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 21 x 26 cm.
"Provides an annotated timeline of the discovery of Stegosaurus including details on the scientists, dig sites, fossils, and other findings that have shaped our knowledge of this dinosaur"-- Provided by publisher.


April 16, 2015
Rustad, Martha E. H. (Martha Elizabeth Hillman), 1975- author.
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 23 cm.
History of dogs -- Dog jobs -- More dog jobs -- Dogs' outstanding senses -- From puppy to adult -- Dog breeds -- Famous dogs -- Dog sports -- A pet dog.
"Simple text and colorful images Introduce young readers to information about dogs"-- Provided by publisher.

How to draw amazing animals and incredible insects

April 16, 2015
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Originally published by Green Android Ltd in London in 2012.
"Packed with over 100 fascinating creatures"--Cover.
Easy, step-by-step instructions for drawing your favorite animals and insects.

How to draw awesome vehicles : land, sea, and air

April 16, 2015
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Originally published in 2014 by Green Android Ltd.
"Packed with over 100 incredible vehicles"--Cover.
Easy, step-by-step instructions for drawing your favorite vehicles.

The truth about nature : a family's guide to 144 common myths about the great outdoors

April 16, 2015
Tornio, Stacy.
Guilford, Connecticut : FalconGuides, [2014]
xvii, 212 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Sets the record straight on nature myths once and for all by breaking down 144 everyday nature myths, identifying how true the myth really is"-- Provided by publisher.

Skylanders. Champions

April 15, 2015
Marz, Ron, author.
San Diego : IDW, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published in Skylanders issues #1-6.
Marvel as your favorite characters face grueling tests, outrageous challenges, and the vilest of villians to gain champion status! Deja Vu, Jawbreaker, Trigger Happy, and Blades all get the spotlight in this volume featuring more great stories from the world's first ever Skylanders comic book series.

The Great War : stories inspired by items from the First World War

April 14, 2015
289 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Our Jacko / Michael Morpurgo -- Another kind of missing / A.L. Kennedy -- Don't call it glory / Marcus Sedwick -- The country you called home / John Boyne -- When they were needed most / Tracy Chevalier -- A world that has no war in it / David Almond -- A Harlem Hellfighter and his horn / Tanya Lee Stone -- Maud's story / Adéle Geras -- Captain Rosalie / Timothée de Fombelle -- Each slow dusk / Sheena Wilkinson -- Little wars / Ursula Dubosarsky.

Trash talk : moving toward a zero-waste world

April 14, 2015
Mulder, Michelle, 1976- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2015.
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
"Humans have always generated garbage, whether it's a chewed-on bone or a broken cell phone. Our landfills are overflowing, but with some creative thinking, stuff we once threw away can become a collection of valuable resources just waiting to be harvested. [This book] digs deep into the history of garbage, from Minoan trash pits to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and uncovers some of the many innovative ways people all over the world are dealing with waste"

Babymouse : bad babysitter

April 14, 2015
Holm, Jennifer L.
New York : Random House, [2015]
90 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 19 cm
"Babymouse discovers that babysitting is not as easy as it sounds"-- Provided by publisher.

Benjamin Bear in Brain storms!

April 14, 2015
Coudray, Philippe, author, artist.
New York, NY : TOON Books, an imprint of RAW Junior, LLC, [2015]
35 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.
A collection of one-page comic strips featuring Benjamin Bear, a very serious bear who has his own silly logic for doing things.

Pete the cat's groovy guide to life

April 14, 2015
Dean, Kim, 1969- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Tips from a cool cat for living an awesome life"--Cover.
Everyone's favorite cat shares a collection of his favorite inspirational and feel-good quotes, from well-known classics attributed to luminaries such as Albert Einstein, Confucius, Abraham Lincoln, Shakespeare and more!

Major League Baseball

April 14, 2015
Rausch, David.
Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, Inc., 2015.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
What is MLB? -- History of MLB -- The teams -- Playing the game -- The regular season -- The playoffs and the World Series -- Glossary -- To learn more -- Index.
"Engaging images accompany information about Major League Baseball. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Trombone Shorty

April 13, 2015
Andrews, Troy, author.
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.

Wild ideas

April 13, 2015
Kelsey, Elin, author.
Toronto : Owlkids Books, 2015.
34 un-numbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Let nature inspire your thinking"--Cover.

Weird & wild animal facts

April 13, 2015
Loy, Jessica, author.
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
35 pages ; color illustrations ; 28 cm
Giraffe -- Giant pacific octopus -- Hippopotamus -- Hummingbird -- Jellyfish -- Naked mole rat -- Panamanian golden frog -- Red kangaroo -- Sand tiger shark -- Seahorse -- Tarantula -- Two-toed sloth -- Vulture -- Warthog.
"There are plenty of books about unusual animals. This is a book about fourteen well-known animals--kangaroos, hippos, giraffes--who all have unusual characteristics. For instance, did you know that a kangaroo's kick can be deadly, that a giraffe can clean its own ears with its tongue, or that a hippo has teeth as long as a child's arm? This accessible book, full of amazing photographs and easy-to-digest factoids, is perfect for animal lovers of all ages."-- Provided by publisher.

We dig worms! : a toon book

April 13, 2015
McCloskey, Kevin, author, illustrator.
New York, NY : TOON Books, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 16 x 24 cm.
"Young children (and a hungry bluebird) follow a talkative earthworm around. They learn fun facts about worms and their important role in our environment."-- Provided by publisher.

Mesmerized : how Ben Franklin solved a mystery that baffled all of France

April 10, 2015
Rockliff, Mara, author.
Somerville, Massachusets : Candlewick Press, 2015.
45 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Discover how Benjamin Franklin's scientific method challenged a certain Dr. Mesmer's mysterious powers in a whimsical look at a true moment in history.

LeBron James

April 10, 2015
Morreale, Marie.
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2015]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
He got game -- NBA dreams -- Q&A -- Bits & pieces -- What's next?
Readers will trace King James's career from his days as a high school superstar in Akron, Ohio, to his back-to-back NBA championships with the Miami Heat. They will also learn about LeBron's charitable activities off-the-court and find out what he is planning for the future.

The amazing age of John Roy Lynch

April 10, 2015
Barton, Chris, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
"A picture book biography of John Roy Lynch, one of the first African-Americans elected into the United States Congress"--Provided by publisher.

High tide for horseshoe crabs

April 10, 2015
Schnell, Lisa Kahn, author.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2015]
pages cm

Trapped! : a whale's rescue

April 10, 2015
Burleigh, Robert, author.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

First flight around the world : the adventures of the American fliers who won the race

April 10, 2015
Grove, Tim, 1967-
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2015]
vi, 88 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
"Published in association with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum."
" In 1924 the U.S. Army sent eight young men on a bold attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by flight. Men from five other countries--Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina--had the same goa, and so the quest became a race. Who would win?"--Jacket.

A nest is noisy

April 10, 2015
Aston, Dianna Hutts, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.

Market maze

April 10, 2015
Munro, Roxie.
New York : Holiday House, [2015]
32 pages : illustration ; 29 cm

Rad American women A-Z

April 9, 2015
Schatz, Kate.
San Francisco : City Lights Books, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations : 24 cm

Alligators and crocodiles

April 9, 2015
Marsh, Laura, author.
[S.l.] : National Geographic Kids, 2015.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"A pair of eyes lurks just above the water's surface. Is it a crocodile or an alligator? Packed with beautiful and engaging photos, kids will learn all about these two reptiles--and find out what makes them different" -- provided by publisher.

Prehistoric mammals

April 9, 2015
Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner.
[S.l.] : National Geographic Kids, 2015.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"From woolly mammoths to saber-toothed cats, prehistoric mammals once roamed Earth. With beautiful and engaging illustrations, authentic photos, and accessible text, kids will learn all about these mighty mammals in this Level 2 reader" -- provided by publisher.

Larry gets lost under the sea

April 9, 2015
Skewes, John, author, illustrator.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
"At the beach with Pete and his family, Larry the lovable pup follows a crustacean toward the sea and is swept out by a wave. He dog paddles around, exploring the plant and animal life before coming face-to-face with an oceanographer who leads him on a thrilling adventure through the four zones of the ocean before he's finally reunited with his best friend, Pete, back at the beach"-- Provided by publisher.

Xtreme illusions. 2

April 9, 2015
Sarcone, Gianni A.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, [2015]
47 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm.

Toto trouble

April 8, 2015
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 -- v. 3. The ace of jokers

Kiki Koki : la leyenda encantada del Coqui

April 8, 2015
Rodriguez, Ed
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"The story of a fun-loving Taino Indian boy who must learn the value of loyalty and hard work"-- Provided by publisher.

How to pee : potty training for boys

April 8, 2015
Spector, Todd.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) ; 24 cm
Out with the old and in with the new! Family physician Dr. Todd Spector presents a fresh and fun way to encourage little boys to give up their diapers. They can try it freestyle (in the backyard!), or give the potty a try with the help of a few props and plenty of imagination. Peeing in the potty is a lot more fun if you do it rocket style, cowboy style, or superhero style!

The baseball haggadah : a festival of freedom and springtime in 15 innings

April 7, 2015
Forman, Sharon G.
Scarsdale, NY : [no publisher stated], c 2015.
54 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Lost in NYC : a subway adventure

April 6, 2015
Spiegelman, Nadja, author.
New York, NY : TOON Graphics, [2015]
47 pages : chiefly color illiustrations ; 26 cm
After getting separated from his teacher, his classmates, and his trip partner during an outing to the Empire State Building, Pablo, the new kid in school, learns to navigate the New York City subway system as well as his own feelings towards making new friends and living in a big city.

Tales of ancient Egypt

April 6, 2015
Green, Roger Lancelyn.
London : Puffin, 2011.
xxi, 214 p. : ill., map ; 18 cm.
First published: Bodley Head, 1967.
Retells twenty stories of magic, adventure, and mythology first told in ancient Egypt.

Hippos are huge!

April 3, 2015
London, Jonathan, 1947-
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
29 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
What's the deadliest animal in Africa? It's not the lion or the crocodile--it's the hippopotamus! Hippos have razor-sharp tusks, weigh as much as fifty men, and can run twenty-five miles per hour! Follow these hefty hulks as they glide underwater, play tug-of-war, swat balls of dung at one another, and nuzzle their young in the mud. Just don't get too close--they could chomp you in two!

Sleepless Knight

April 3, 2015
Sturm, James, 1965-
New York : First Second, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"An Adventures in cartooning Jr. book"--P. [4] of cover.
"The Knight can't wait for her first camping trip! She and her horse Edward pack everything they need--including her beloved Teddy--and head out into the woods. But when it's time for bed, Teddy is nowhere to be found!"-- Provided by publisher.

Meet the Marvel super heroes

April 3, 2015
Wyatt, Chris.
Los Angeles : Marvel, [2015]
159 pages : color illutstrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
An A-to-Z guide to more than one hundred heroes of the Marvel Universe features profiles of characters from Ant-Man to Wolverine that list origin stories, super-powers, and secret identities.

Total tractor!

April 3, 2015
Roberts, Josephine, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
"Total tractor is the best ever book about tractors--from the oldest steam engines to the latest monster machines"-- Jacket flap.

So, you want to be a dancer? : the ultimate guide to exploring the dance industry

April 3, 2015
Van der Linde, Laurel, 1952-
New York : Aladdin ; Hillsboro, Oregon : Beyond Words, 2015.
200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Bugopedia : the complete guide to everything insect : plus other creepy-crawlies

April 3, 2015
Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.
New York, NY : Time Home Entertainment, Inc., [2015]
191 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Provides facts and trivia about insects, including the social structure of wasps, the predatory practices of mantids, the vampiric diets of mosquitoes, and the compound eyes of flies.

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