New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

April 23, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

It's catching : the infectious world of germs and microbes

April 22, 2014
Gardy, Jennifer, author.
Toronto : Owlkids Books Inc., [2014].
63 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Grizzly bears of Alaska : explore the wild world of bears

April 22, 2014
Miller, Debbie S. author.
Seattle, WA : Little Bigfoot, an imprint of Sasquatch Books, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 23 x 29 cm
Describes grizzly bears' behaviors, habitats, and life cycles.

How to make a planet : a step-by-step guide to building the Earth

April 22, 2014
Forbes, Scott, author.
©2012
64 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published: Sydney : WeldonOwen, ©2012.
Includes index.
Step 1: begin with a bang! -- Step 2: start your clocks -- Step 3: bring on the stars -- Step 4: whip up some planets -- Step 5: bake to perfection -- Step 6: add a little atmosphere -- Step 7: shift and shape -- Step 8: check for signs of life -- Step 9: apply the finishing touches -- Step 10: care for your planet.
"As you read these pages, you'll speed through the 13.7 billion years that went into making the incredible, life-sustaining, one-in-a-billion planet we call home. You'll also learn about some of the amazing stuff that came about along the way: exploding supergiant stars, gassy planet burps, massive millipedes, ferocious dinosaurs and even a meteoric extinction. Are your ready? Let's get cooking!"--From the publisher's description.

Bulldozers

April 22, 2014
Frisch, Aaron, 1975-
Mankato, Minnesota : Creative Education, [2014]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Seedlings"--Title page.
Time to push! -- Strong machines -- Blades and tracks -- Crawling around -- Rippers -- Sizes and buckets -- Bulldozers at work -- All done pushing!
"A kindergarten-level introduction to bulldozers, covering their size, movement, role in the process of construction, and such defining features as their crawler tracks and blades"-- Provided by publisher.

Thea Stilton

April 21, 2014
Stilton, Thea.
New York, NY : Papercutz, c2013-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.
v. 1. The secret of Whale Island -- v. 2. Revenge of the Lizard Club -- v. 3. The treasure of the Viking ship
The Thea sisters are five fun, lively students at Mouseford Academy on Whale Island, who want to be real, live journalists. Between classes and friendships, love and small fits of jealousy, they find life at the Academy to be a never-ending adventure!

Hilda and the Midnight Giant

April 21, 2014
Pearson, Luke, author, illustrator.
London : Flying Eye Books, 2013.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Cover title.
Hilda finds her world turned upside down as she faces the prospect of leaving her snow-capped birthplace for the hum of the megalopolis. Her mother, an architect, has been offered a prestigious position in the bustling metropolis that she would find hard to reject. Besides, the tiny elven creatures making a daily habit of bombarding them with threats aren't making Hilda's case any better. As she seeks ways to stall her mother's decision, Hilda rushes to befriend the very source of her malady; will they help or hinder her? More importantly, who is this mysterious Midnight Giant?

Star wars : what makes a monster?

April 21, 2014
Bray, Adam.
©2014.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Includes index.

The Lion little book of bedtime stories

April 18, 2014
Pasquali, Elena, author.
Oxford : Lion Children's, 2013.
93 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm

I am a poetato : an A-Z of poems about people, pets and other creatures

April 18, 2014
Hegley, John, 1953- author, illustrator.
London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2013.
64 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Plants vs. zombies. Lawnmageddon

April 18, 2014
Tobin, Paul, 1965- author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2013.
74 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Based on the video game Plants vs. Zombies.
Young adventurers Patrice Blazing and Nate Timely fend off a 'fun-dead' neighborhood invasion in Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon!

The Minnie & friends cookbook

April 17, 2014
Littlefield, Cindy A., 1956- author.
©2014
62 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Water can be...

April 16, 2014
Salas, Laura Purdie, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"This picture book poetically explores the many things water can be--from home maker and ship breaker to cloud fluffer and fire snuffer. Backmatter provides additional explanations."-- Provided by publisher.

Extreme survivors

April 16, 2014
Roop, Connie.
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2014].
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Up high, down low, in freezing temperatures, and in boiling hot places--animals and plants can survive in the most extreme environments!"-- Provided by publisher.

The griffin and the dinosaur : how Adrienne Mayor discovered a fascinating link between myth and science

April 16, 2014
Aronson, Marc, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Traces the research scientist co-author's explorations in Greece and the Gobi Desert for the origins of the mythical griffin, relating the story of the ancient Scythians and the griffins that were said to have guarded their treasure.

Manatees

April 15, 2014
Marsh, Laura, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Explores the world of manatees, including their habitats, physical characteristics, diet, behavior, and threats to their environment.

The large hadron collider

April 15, 2014
Juettner Fernandes, Bonnie.
Chicago, Illinois : Norwood House Press, [2014]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 19 x 24 cm.
What is the large hadron collider? -- Challenges and solutions in developing the LHC -- Constructing the LHC -- How the LHC is changing the world.
"Describes the struggles and accomplishments in building the Hadron Super Collider, the tool that scientists use to understand how the universe first began. Includes glossary, websites, and bibliography for further reading"-- Provided by publisher.

The Chunnel

April 15, 2014
Kallen, Stuart A., 1955-
Chicago, Illinois : Norwood House Press, [2014]
48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 19 x 24 cm.
An undersea connection -- Tunneling for the Chunnel -- Rolling on the railroad -- Historic link.
"Describes the struggles and accomplishments in building The Chunnel which connects England and France, traveling beneath the English Channel. Includes glossary, websites, and bibliography for further reading"--Provided by publisher.

The Panama Canal

April 15, 2014
Miller, Heather.
©2014
48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 19 x 24 cm
The plan -- Digging begins -- A new plan -- A new world.
"Describes the struggles and accomplishments in building the Panama Canal. Includes glossary, websites, and bibliography for further reading"-- Provided by publisher.

The Qinghai-Tibet Railway

April 15, 2014
Devaney, Sherri.
Chicago, Illinois : Norwood House Press, [2014]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 19 x 24 cm.
Forging a path to the roof of the World -- A tough terrain -- Keeping it cool -- Ready or not, here they come.
"Describes the struggles and accomplishments that came with making the Qinghai-Tibet Railway the highest train line in the world. Includes glossary, websites, and bibliography for further reading"-- Provided by publisher.

Cats

April 15, 2014
Guillain, Charlotte.
Chicago, Ill. : Capstone Raintree, 2013.
32 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.

The wild swans

April 15, 2014
Ehrlich, Amy, 1942-
New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2008.
40 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Eleven brothers, turned into wild swans by an evil stepmother, are saved by the sacrifices of their beautiful sister, Elise.

Annoying Orange

April 14, 2014
Kazaleh, Mike.
New York, N.Y. : Papercutz, c2012-
"Annoying Orange is created by Dane Boedigheimer."
v. 1. Secret agent Orange -- v. 3. Pulped fiction
Secret Agents 00-Orange and Oh-Oh-Nerville may be the best spies working on Her Majesty's Select Produce, but they haven't gone up against the color purple-stealing mastermind Grapefinger before! With the most insane scheme ever devised, the fate of the world is at stake. Can Orange annoy the bad guys into submission?

The American flag

April 14, 2014
Monroe, Tyler, 1976-
©2014
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm.

Get to know cat breeds : over 40 best-known breeds

April 14, 2014
Metz, Gabriele.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, Inc., [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Pedigree cats -- Cat breeds -- Persian and exotic shorthair -- Semilonghair breeds -- Shorthaired breeds and Somali -- Oriental breeds -- Breeds recognized by the World Cat Federation -- Living with a pedigreed cat.
"Discusses the appearance, origin, and temperament of more than forty cat breeds grouped into categories established by the Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFe): Persians and exotic shorthairs, semi-longhair cats, short-haired cats and Somali, the Oriental family, and breeds recognized by the World Cat Federation (WCF). Includes a chapter on cat care"-- Provided by publisher.

When my worries get too big! : a relaxation book for children who live with anxiety

April 14, 2014
Buron, Kari Dunn.
Shawnee Mission, Kan. : AAPC Publishing, ©2013.
55 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Revision of the 2006 1st ed.
An illustrated children's book with tips on how to recognize and cope with anxiety. Expanded 2nd ed. includes teaching ideas for parents and educators and other professionals--Publisher.

Uncle John's top secret bathroom reader for kids only!

April 11, 2014
Ashland, OR : Bathroom Readers' Press, 2014.
288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Gaijin : American prisoner of war

April 11, 2014
Faulkner, Matt.
New York : Disney Hyperion Books, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, a thirteen-year-old California boy who is half Japanese is sent to an internment camp. Story based on the history of the author's great-aunt.

Hot dog! : Eleanor Roosevelt throws a picnic

April 10, 2014
Kimmelman, Leslie.
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, [2014]
1 v. (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"In June of 1939, British monarchs King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit America, the first visit ever by reigning British royalty. As part of the festivities, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt hosts an all-American picnic that includes hot dogs, a menu item that shocks some people"-- Provided by publisher.

Animal colors

April 10, 2014
Feldman, Thea, author.
New York : Kingfisher, [2014]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Explores animal coloration, discussing how it helps them survive.

Thomas Edison

April 9, 2014
Kramer, Barbara, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Traces the life of Thomas Edison, one of the most influential inventors in American history, from his early childhood and education through his sources of inspiration and challenges faced, early successes, and the many inventions for which he is best known.

Robots

April 9, 2014
Stewart, Melissa, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduces robots and the science behind these amazing machines, including a historic timeline of robot development, common jobs robots perform in the workplace and at home, and robots of the future.

A volcano beneath the snow : John Brown's war against slavery

April 9, 2014
Marrin, Albert.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
244 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
A volcano beneath the snow -- The foulest blot : rise of the African slave trade -- An object vast in its compass -- Mighty man of valor -- Into "Africa" -- The cause he loved so much -- High noon for the Union -- Wiped out in blood -- Legacy.
Examines the life of abolitionist John Brown and the raid he led on the United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in 1859, exploring his religious fanaticism and belief in "righteous violence," --and committment to domestic terrorism.

Galápagos George

April 9, 2014
George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012.
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., maps ; 27 cm.
Tells the story of Lonesome George, the giant tortoise who was the last of his species and lived to be one hundred years old in the Galapagos Islands.

At home in her tomb : Lady Dai and the ancient Chinese treasures of Mawangdui

April 9, 2014
Liu-Perkins, Christine, author.
Watertown : Charlesbridge, 2014.
80 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 x 29 cm.
Introduction: Face-to-Face with Lady Dai -- Excavation of a Time Capsule -- The Mysterious Cadaver -- A House Underground -- All the Comforts of Home -- Lady Dai's Silk Treasures -- Library of Silk and Bamboo -- Conclusion: Time Capsule of Mawangdui -- Historical Note: Legacy of the Qin and Han Dynasties.
Presents the mysteries of the Mawangdui tombs, one of China's top archaeological finds of the last century, shedding light upon life in China during the Han dynasty.

Nicki Minaj : conquering hip hop

April 9, 2014
Britton, Felicity.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, 2013.
112 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.

We love to sew--bedrooms : 23 projects : cool stuff for your space

April 9, 2014
Wrigley, Annabel, 1972-
Lafayette, CA : FunStitch Studio, [2014]
176 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
A message from Denyse Schmidt -- Welcome! -- How to use this book -- A note to parents -- Sewing rule book -- It's all about you -- Take it slow -- Be creative -- Practice makes awesomeness -- Sewing supplies -- Basic supplies -- My sewing machine -- The parts of your machine -- Creating the perfect workspace -- Fabric fun -- Special skills -- Using a hot glue gun -- Sewing a button -- Using fusible web -- Using patterns -- Using a staple gun -- Using an iron -- Hand sewing -- Sewing terms -- Finding your inspiration -- Mood boards -- Pinterest -- Collecting inspiration -- Thrifting for great fabrics -- Mix it and match it -- Projects -- Scrappy patchwork decor -- Scrappy strip memo board -- Simple patch throw -- Large patch headboard -- Simple window panel -- Let's go modern -- Plush geometric mobile -- Pillows: three ways : Paint splatter pillow -- Bleached-out heart pillow -- Painted chevron pillow -- Cross-stitch heart art -- Mod stamped storage baskets -- A little bit Boho -- Hippy dippy bed canopy -- Boho love lampshade -- Groovy applique floor rug -- I love you wall art -- A touch of whimsy -- Sewn flower chandelier -- Party mouse doorstop -- Fabric tassel garland -- No-sew ottoman -- Bits and pieces -- Super quick bunting -- Simple binder cover -- Fabric washi tape -- Jewelry organizer -- Flashy trash can -- In or out door sign -- Bed book storage -- Patterns -- Resources -- About the author.
Contains 23 sewing projects for a bedroom makeover.

Tooth & claw : the wild world of big predators

April 9, 2014
Arnosky, Jim, author.
New York, NY : Sterling Children's Books, [2014]
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Includes fold-out pages.
A pride of lions -- Cheetah -- African leopard -- American lion -- Jaguar -- Grizzly bear -- Brown bear -- Polar bear -- Black bear -- Gray wolf -- Wolf packs -- The wildness inside.
"In the sixth picture book in his Sterling gatefold series, acclaimed nature writer and illustrator Jim Arnosky introduces awe-inspiring wild predators: carnivores that survive through tooth and claw. Follow the huge paw prints of big cats like the African lion and the speedy cheetah; of massive bears like the fierce grizzly; and the grey wolf. A spectacular double gatefold plus two single foldouts present the animals up close and lifelike!"-- Provided by publisher.

Plastic, ahoy! : investigating the great Pacific garbage patch

April 9, 2014
Newman, Patricia, 1958-
Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2014]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
A team of scientists explore the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where millions of pieces of plastic have gathered, having drifted there from rivers, beaches, and ocean traffic all over the world.

Jubilee! : one man's big, bold, and very, very loud celebration of peace

April 7, 2014
Potter, Alicia, author.
©2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
As a young boy growing up in Ireland, Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore loved music -- the louder, the better! This love of music followed him to Boston in 1849, where he became a band leader. During the brutal Civil War, it was music that kept up his spirits and those of his fellow soldiers. So when the war ended and peace was restored to the country, Patrick had an idea. He would create the biggest, boldest, loudest concert the world had ever known to celebrate. A peace jubilee! But with twelve cannons, forty church bells, one thousand musicians, and ten thousand singers, just how would all of this sound?

Thomas Jefferson : a day at Monticello

April 7, 2014
Chew, Elizabeth V., 1963-
New York : Abrams Books For Young Readers, 2014.
50 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 x 27 cm
"Published in association with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation."
In this fascinating story, readers spend a day with Thomas Jefferson as he and his grandson visit the vast plantation of Monticello. Readers learn about Jefferson; the gadgets and household items that he reinterpreted and the plow he invented; the famous house; the surrounding farms with their gardens, fields, factories, and mills; the workshops of the enslaved people on Mulberry Row; and much, much more.

The pledge of allegiance.

April 4, 2014
New York : Scholastic Inc., 2000.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 40 x 49 cm.

Young Martin Luther King, Jr. : "I have a dream"

April 4, 2014
Mattern, Joanne, 1963-
[Mahwah, N.J.] : Troll Associates, c1992.
32 p. : col. ill. ; 46 cm.
A simple biography of a great black leader emphasizing his dream of equal treatment for all Americans.

Totally cool nails : 50 fun and easy nail art designs for kids

April 3, 2014
Rodgers, Catherine.
Avon, Massachusetts : F+W Media, Inc., [2014]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
American flag nails -- Balloon nails -- Bow nails -- Bow and leopard nails -- Braided nails -- Butterfly nails -- Circle circle, dot dot nails -- Color block nails -- Splatter nails -- Faded dots nails -- Faded hot-pink zebra nails -- Frog nails -- Funky dots nails -- Heart nails -- Ice cream nails -- Mustache nails -- Ombre dot nails -- Panda nails -- Plaid nails -- Rainbow dots nails -- Rainbow bubbles nails -- Rainbow stripes nails -- Rainbow wave nails -- Daisy nails -- Snowflake nails -- Starfish nails -- Tie-dye nails -- Watercolor nails -- Bunny nails -- Butterfly wing nails -- Candy cane nails -- Candy heart nails -- Confetti nails -- Shattered nails -- Flip-flop nails -- Frankenstein nails -- Be my valentine nails -- Paw print nails -- Peace sign nails -- Rainbow glitter nails -- Santa nails -- Smiley face nails -- Teddy bear nails -- Two-colored dots nails -- Valentine's day nails -- Watermelon nails -- St. Patrick?s Day nails -- Haunted house nails -- Cupcake nails -- Canadian flag nails -- Union Jack nails.

Three thieves

April 2, 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.

Garden to table : a kid's guide to planting, growing, and preparing food

April 2, 2014
Hengel, Katherine.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Scarletta Junior Readers, [2014]
144 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Instructs readers how to grow, harvest, and cook homegrown foods.

The Arctic and Antarctica

April 2, 2014
Steele, Philip, 1948-
New York : Kingfisher, [2013]
32 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Describes various aspects of the Arctic and Antarctica including the animals that live there, the people who have explored them, and the changes brought to these faraway regions.

Colonel Theodore Roosevelt

April 2, 2014
Adler, David A.
New York : Holiday House, [2014]
v, 138 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The cowboy president -- Teedie -- As plain as a spruce board -- "My heart's dearest" -- Assemblyman, rancher, police commissioner, navy man -- Rough rider, governor, vice president -- President -- Trustbuster -- The big stick -- African safari and welcome home -- Bull Moose -- Rio Teodoro -- "The lion is dead" -- Remembering Roosevelt.
Explores the life and career of the 26th president of the United States.

Spider-man character encyclopedia

April 1, 2014
Wallace, Daniel, 1970- author.
London : DK Publishing, 2014
207 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Loom magic creatures! : 25 awesome animals and mythical beings for a rainbow of critters

April 1, 2014
Thomas, Becky.
©2014
ix, 115 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Larry gets lost in Washington DC

April 1, 2014
Skewes, John.
Seattle, WA : Little Bigfoot, an imprint of Sasquatch Books, 2014
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm

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