New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

July 23, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A new class

July 22, 2016
Krosoczka, Jarrett, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2016]
175 pages : chiefly black and white illustrations ; 22 cm.
Excitedly embarking on his course of training at the Jedi Academy in spite of his older sister's jealousy, Victor Starspeeder struggles with Master Yoda's assignments, which include a requirement to join the drama club to channel his high energy.

Because of an acorn

July 22, 2016
Schaefer, Lola M., 1950- author.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"This enchanting and informative picture book explores the vital connections between the layers of an ecosystem, relating how every tree, flower, plant, and animal connect to one another in spiraling circles of life."-- Provided by publisher.

I like my brown skin because : celebrating the heritage of African American children

July 22, 2016
Davis, Julia Alford, author.
Yellow Springs, Ohio : Epps-Alford Publishing, [2016]
xiii, 141 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
This book was written after a four-year-old asked his grandmother if her brown skin ever made her sad, and then asked her why she liked her brown skin so much. 'I was shocked by his words and I knew my grandchild was hurting.' This must-read book is an answer to his questions. The author, a history teacher, begins by saying all skin is good and it is healthy for you to like the skin you are in. Then she starts telling her grandchild about dark-skinned people in West Africa and the beautiful civilizations they created. From there she moves through the slave trade and slavery, tallking about survival and victories along the way. She talks about the period before the Civil War when European Americans joined the struggle to end slavery, and the period after the Civil War when African Americans continued to move forward. Mrs. Davis smiles when she tells her grandson about the significance of education and the establishment of schools and colleges. She talks about African American inventors whose creativty helped all people, and soldiers who fought in every war the United States has ever fought. She talks about the Civil Rights movement and the bravery of those people (both black and white) who participated in it. zDoes my brown skin ever make me sad?? No way. My brown skin reminds me of other African Americans who did great things. When I think of them, I smile. My brown skin does not make me sad; it makes me smile. I like my brown skin: I like me.y

Everybody feels ... sad!

July 22, 2016
Butterfield, Moira, 1960- author.
London : QED, 2016.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Everybody feels ... scared!

July 22, 2016
Butterfield, Moira, 1960- author.
London : QED, 2016.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Lion vs. tiger

July 22, 2016
Pallotta, Jerry.
New York : Scholastic, ©2009.
32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
"This edition is available for distribution only through the school market"--Page 4 of cover.
Contains facts about lions and tigers, comparing such aspects as their sizes, brain structure, and abilities.

The human microbiome : the germs that keep you healthy

July 21, 2016
Hirsch, Rebecca E., author.
Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc., [2017]
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

La Madre Goose : nursery rhymes for niños

July 20, 2016
Elya, Susan Middleton, 1955- author.
New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an Imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2016]
pages : color illustrations ; cm
A collection of classic nursery rhymes presented with a bilingual twist.

Cool construction & building blocks : crafting creative toys & amazing games

July 20, 2016
Felix, Rebecca, 1984- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Checkerboard Library, An Imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 21 cm
Toy blocks, bricks, and beams -- Fun facts/be creative -- Making blocks and construction sets -- Become a toymaker -- Materials -- Lego desktop -- Boxed building block puzzle -- Transparent building blocks -- Jumbo 2-D bricks -- 3-D lego mural.

Crayola creators : Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith

July 20, 2016
Slater, Lee, 1969- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Checkerboard Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing, [2016]
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
All in the family -- Binney & Smith -- A brand-new market -- The art of listening -- The Crayola crayon is born -- Life of a crayon -- Binney & Smith on the road -- A great partnership -- Making a difference -- Crayola keeps on coloring -- A classic toy -- A bright, green future.
How did a small charcoal business lead to one of the most successful toys ever? Discover how cousins Harold Smith and Edwin Binney created new products and tested materials to develop the crayon we know today.

Africa.

July 20, 2016
©2016
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Exploring Africa -- Africa to the 1400s -- Visitors and traders -- 1500s-1800s -- Changing times -- Europeans into the interior -- Modern times.
Explores the deep and rich history of the native peoples and ancient lands of Africa, and how it responded--positively and negatively--to the changes thrust upon it.

China.

July 20, 2016
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2016]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Exploring China -- The great empire -- The golden age -- China after the tenth century -- New travelers -- Europe and China -- Modern China.
"Explore the whole history of this amazing land, from its earliest days through the arrival of European visitors to the tumultuous days from which modern China emerged. Read about the philosophers, poets, and emperors of ancient China and travel through the 20th century with the Red Army. How did the world's most populous nation grow and change to reach its place on the world stage today? The answers are on this journey to the past."--Page 4 of cover.

City atlas : travel the world with 30 city maps

July 20, 2016
Cherry, Georgia, author.
©2015
64 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Lisbon -- Barcelona -- London -- Amsterdam -- Paris -- Rome -- Berlin -- Helsinki -- Oslo -- Copenhagen -- Stockholm -- Athens -- Istanbul -- Prague -- Budapest -- Moscow -- Montreal -- Toronto -- Chicago -- New York -- San Francisco -- Mexico City -- Rio de Janeiro -- Buenos Aires -- Cape Town -- Hong Kong -- Tokyo -- Seoul -- Mumbai -- Sydney.
Take a tour of Toronto, look around Lisbon or hot-foot it to Helsinki with this global adventure in a book! 30 best-loved cities from around the world are brought to life with illustrations by Martin Haake, which show in fabulous detail key landmarks, famous people, iconic buildings and cultural icons for all the family to enjoy. A search-and-find game on every page helps young readers to explore every city and spot the hundreds of details that makes each place unique.

Hungary

July 20, 2016
Bjorklund, Ruth.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.
144 pages : chiefly color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Sweet and spicy -- In the heart of a continent -- Wild word -- A turbulent history -- Ruling Hungary -- On the rebound -- A shared heritage -- Religious life -- Rich traditions -- Hungarian style -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of Hungary.

India.

July 20, 2016
©2016
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Exploring India -- India to 1001 CE -- India under the Muslims -- The European presence in India -- The British Raj 1756-1947 -- Modern India.
Explores the history of India, one of the most ancient and important places in the world.

Latin America.

July 20, 2016
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2016]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Exploring Latin America -- The birth of a culutre -- The great empires -- The Europeans arrive -- Exploring new countries -- Visitor and travelers -- Modern times.
"The history of the people of Central and South America is split between the centuries before and after the arrival of Europeans. Prior to that time, vast civilizations lived and thrived in the rainforests, mountains, and deserts of these diverse lands. Since the arrival of Europeans, the nations have taken on a mixed nature that triesto bring the best and strongest of the old and blend it with aspects of the modern. Inside, meet the people who created the underlying native culture and see how they changed as the world arrived."--Back cover.

London city trails

July 20, 2016
Butterfield, Moira, 1960- author.
©2016
103 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Secrets, stories and other cool stuff"--Cover.
"Here's a book about London that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through London that you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to London, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover London's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff from the comfort of your own home or while visiting the city! But, you don't have to be a visitor or armchair traveller to enjoy this--Londoners are sure to learn new things about their very own city too! Find out how an old parrot hit the headlines, where you can purchase a tin of panic or some tasty brain jam, what the weirdest item ever left on a bus was and lots more! For readers ages 8 and up."-- Amazon.com.

New York city trails

July 20, 2016
Butterfield, Moira, 1960- author.
©2016
103 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Secrets, stories and other cool stuff"--Cover.

Paris city trails

July 20, 2016
Greathead, Helen, author.
Carlton, Victoria, Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd., 2016.
102 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
"Secrets, stories and other cool stuff"--Cover.
"Here's a book about Paris that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through Paris you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to Paris, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover Paris's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff from the comfort of your own home, or while out and about in the city. Find out where you can ride a dodo, how to paint the Eiffel Tower, where Paris keeps its historic underpants and lots more! For ages 8 and up."-- Amazon.com.

Pop-up Paris

July 20, 2016
Mansfield, Andy, author, illustrator, designer.
©2016
16 unnumbered pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 17 cm.
Cover title.

Myanmar

July 20, 2016
Mara, Wil, author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc, 2016
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
Opening up to the world -- The lay of the land -- The wild side -- A long history -- Governing Myanmar -- The working life -- People and language -- The spiritual world -- Arts and sports -- Everyday life -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of Myanmar, which is also known as Burma.

New Zealand

July 20, 2016
Walsh Shepherd, Donna.
New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2016]
144 pages : (mostly color) illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Aotearoa on the horizon -- Remarkable islands -- Walking birds and giant ferns -- The trail to today -- Governing New Zealand -- Growing business -- Sharing breaths -- Mother Earth and Father Sky -- Arts and sports -- Living the Kiwi way -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of New Zealand.

Polar regions.

July 20, 2016
©2016
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Arctic people -- Artic exploration -- Antarctic exploration -- Polar politics.
At the top and bottom of the world are enormous areas of nothing. Virtually no life exists in the frozen wastelands of the North and South Poles. However, the human spirit of adventure and discovery--to say nothing of the desire to tap into natural resources--led people to try and conquer the icy lands. Inside, read about the courageous and daring explorers who first opened up the poles to scientific discovery. Then see how the worlds nation's have worked together not only to find out more about the polar regions, but to work together to protect them.

Singapore

July 20, 2016
Mara, Wil, author.
New York : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2016]
144 pages : (mostly color) illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Growing up -- Island nation -- Wild and free -- Past and present -- Governing the city-state -- A powerful economy -- Diverse people -- The spiritual world -- Arts and sports -- Day to day -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of Singapore.

United Arab Emirates

July 20, 2016
Somervill, Barbara A.
New York, NY : Children's Press, An Imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2016]
144 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
A desert safari -- On the Arabian peninsula -- The natural world -- Young nation, long history -- Ruling the Emirates -- Wealth from oil -- People of the Emirates -- The path of Islam -- A rich and varied culture -- Everyday life -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of the United Arab Emirates.

Yemen

July 20, 2016
Sonneborn, Liz, author.
New York, NY : Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2016]
144 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
The Iron Lady -- Mountains and deserts -- Wild things -- A country in conflict -- Governing Yemen -- A struggling economy -- The people of Yemen -- A Muslim country -- A culture of old and new -- Yemeni ways -- Timeline -- Fast facts.
An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and peoples of Yemen.

Wild insects and spiders!

July 19, 2016
Kratt, Martin, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
23 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
At head of title: Wild Kratts.
"A science reader."
The Kratt brothers activate their creature powers to introduce readers to different types of insects and spiders and what they can do.

The tale of Beatrix Potter

July 19, 2016
Schonfeld, Sara. adaptor.
New York : Penguin Young Readers, 2016.
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Born to a wealthy family in Victorian London, Beatrix Potter never had many playmates. When she got lonely, she turned to the animals in her playroom: rabbits, mice, frogs, hedgehogs... even a snake! From an early age, she was a talented painter, and she published her art as a young woman. Her dream of becoming a children's book author, though, didn't come true until she was in her mid-thirties. After writing a letter about four little bunnies to a friend's son, Beatrix created 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit.' The story was turned down several times but was finally picked up by Frederick Warne & Co. Beatrix spent the rest of her life in the countryside, painting, drawing, farming, and protecting the land she loved so much."--Provided by publisher.

Plants can't sit still

July 19, 2016
Hirsch, Rebecca E., author.
Minneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm

The great leopard rescue : saving the Amur leopards

July 19, 2016
Markle, Sandra, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, [2017]
48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
"Amur leopards are the rarest big cats in the world. But thanks to scientists' new, innovative efforts to study them and breed a reserve population, these majestic cats have a chance to come back."-- Provided by publisher.

About marine mammals : a guide for children

July 19, 2016
Sill, Cathryn P., 1953- author.
Atlanta, GA : Peachtree Publishers, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm

The alligator's smile and other poems

July 19, 2016
Yolen, Jane, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, [2016]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
A collection of poems on alligators explores how they hunt, keep warm, and care for their young.

Descendants up close!

July 19, 2016
Sinclair, Matt, author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Cover title.
Get the scoop on the characters in the movie Descendants in this lift-the-flap book.

LEGO Ninjago, masters of Spinjitzu. Part 1, Dark Island trilogy

July 19, 2016
Farshtey, Greg, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
134 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Master Wu and the Ninjago journey to Dark Island, where an imbalance between good and evil is growing, and the ninja will have to use their mastery over the elements to stop the end of the world.

1st and 10 : top 10 lists of everything football

July 19, 2016
Gramling, Gary, author.
New York, New York : Liberty Street, 2016.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Presents top ten lists, covering such topics as strangest plays, team rivals, and players.

A child's introduction to natural history : the story of our living earth-from amazing animals and plants to fascinating fossils and gems

July 19, 2016
Alexander, Heather, 1967- author.
New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2016.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
What Is Natural History? -- Let's Talk About Earth -- Rocks, Minerals, and Gems -- Try It: Hard Knock Life -- When Did Life First Appear on Earth? -- Once Upon a Time -- Welcome to the Ice Age -- A Lot of Time...a Lot of Change -- Let's Talk About Plants -- Microlife -- Try It: Grow Mold -- Let's Talk About Animals -- Annelids -- Arthropods -- Mollusks -- Fish -- Oceans and Coral Reefs -- Amphibians -- Freshwater -- Reptiles -- Deserts -- Birds -- Forests -- Mammals -- Grasslands -- Tundra -- Try It: The Blubber Glove -- What's on the Menu? -- Run and Hide: Camouflage and Other Defenses -- I've Got Your Back: Partners and Parasites -- Group Living -- Stay, Go, or Sleep? -- Animal Babies! -- All Gone...and Going -- All About Natural History Museums -- Index -- Size Comparisons.
"In the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to Natural History introduces readers ages 8 to 12 to the fascinating wonders of our natural world. Highlighting every kingdom of life--plants, bacteria, mammals, birds, amphibians, insects, rocks and minerals--the book is also full of charming and witty illustrations by Meredith Hamilton plus 30 photographs throughout. The book delves into topics like geology; prehistoric times, including fossils and dinosaurs; how animals move and fly; evolution; biomes; and more. Sidebars throughout offer biographies of naturalists like Charles Darwin, Mary Anning, and Charles Henry Turner,"--Amazon.com.

Cook me a story : a treasury of stories and recipes inspired by classic fairy tales

July 19, 2016
Kozlowski, Bryan, author.
©2016
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 25 cm
Enclosed spiral bound.
"A mashup of cookbook and storybook. Welcome to the enchanted world of Cook Me a Story, where the most beloved fairy tales are retold with recipes for families to create and enjoy together. From breakfast adventures to evening stories, anytime is a perfect time for fairy tales and food. Join the fun as children learn to cook with familiar kitchen-time tales such as Goldilocks and the Three Pears, Cinnarella, Plumbelina, and more"--Provided by publisher.

Cosmic catastrophes : seven ways to destroy a planet like earth

July 19, 2016
Aguilar, David A., author.
New York, New York : Viking, 2016.
79 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
Asteroid hit -- Comet swarm collision -- Thrown out of the solar system -- Supernova explosion -- Swallowed by a black hole -- End of the sun -- That dreaded alien invasion! -- The end...or just the beginning? -- In the studio with David Aguilar -- Keep exploring!
"A lively exploration of seven cosmic catastrophes that could hit Earth and any of the other 20 billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy."-- Provided by publisher.

DC Super Hero Girls. Finals crisis : an original graphic novel

July 19, 2016
Fontana, Shea, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]
127 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Preparing for high school exams is hard enough, but at DC Super Hero High, even the tests are super-tough! Supergirl, Bumblebee, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Katana, and Poison Ivy are studying hard when they are each trapped by a mysterious villain! Will the students outsmart their captor, save Metropolis, and still pass their finals?

Polar bear vs. grizzly bear

July 19, 2016
Pallotta, Jerry.
New York : Scholastic Inc., ©2010.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"This edition is available for distribution only through the school market"--Page 4 of cover.
Contains facts about polar bears and grizzly bears, comparing such aspects as their sizes, brain structure, and abilities.

Tuesday takes me there : the healing journey of a veteran and his service dog

July 19, 2016
Montalván, Luis Carlos, author.
©2016
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm
Young readers see how trained service dogs help people with disabilities, as a disabled veteran and his service dog, Tuesday, travel to many places.

Whale vs. giant squid

July 19, 2016
Pallotta, Jerry.
New York : Scholastic, [2012].
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contains facts about killer whales and great white sharks, comparing such aspects as their sizes, brain structure, and abilities.

His royal majesty of the mushrooms

July 18, 2016
Ferrier, Florian, author.
Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, [2016]
40 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
When autumn comes around at Hotel Strange, a band of talking mushrooms mistake Kiki for their king.

Online safety for coders

July 18, 2016
Lyons, Heather, 1974- author.
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [2016]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started -- What is the internet? -- Browsing the internet -- Searching the internet -- Cookies -- Going places -- Keep it private -- Your digital identity -- Share with care -- Social media.
"Learn tips about online safety for coders in this kid-friendly, easy-to-follow book, featuring real-world examples and fun illustrations. Online and offline activities also boost learning and skills."-- Provided by publisher.

Seven and a half tons of steel

July 18, 2016
Nolan, Janet.
Atlanta, GA : Peachtree Publishers, [2016]
40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 30 cm

Coyote moon

July 18, 2016
Gianferrari, Maria, author.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) ; 26 cm
"A nonfiction picture book about coyotes hunting in suburban neighborhoods at night."-- Provided by publisher.

Explore! : the most dangerous journeys of all time

July 18, 2016
Kespert, Deborah, author.
©2013.
96 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
Describes dangerous journeys made by explorers and adventurers and some of the tricks that help one survive in extreme environments.

Killer whale vs. great white shark

July 18, 2016
Pallotta, Jerry, author.
New York : Scholastic, 2009.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contains facts about killer whales and great white sharks, comparing such aspects as their sizes, brain structure, and abilities.

Sharks and other deadly ocean creatures : visual encyclopedia

July 18, 2016
Harvey, Derek, author.
©2016
203 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Primeval predators -- Mud-rooting monsters -- Devils of the dark -- Killers between the tides -- Muscle-mouthed gulpers -- Cruisers and chasers -- Inshore marauders -- Predators of the reef.
Profiles more than two hundred sharks and fierce fish that call the ocean home, sharing details on the ocean habitats, body sizes, and tails of marine animals that range from barracudas to great whites.

Animal atlas

July 18, 2016
Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.
©2016
96 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 33 cm
Includes index.
As seen on the Animal Planet Channel.
Animal Planet's definitive atlas of animal life takes readers on a continent-by-continent and habitat-by-habitat passport to adventure! Meet fierce snow leopards in the Tibetan mountains, giant helicopter damselflies in the rain forests of Central America, majestic eagles in the temperate forests of North America, and hundreds more fascinating creatures. What is a habitat? How is the North Pole's animal life different from the South Pole's? How and why do animals adapt to their environment? Is a food web different from a food chain? Animal Planet Animal Atlas answers all these questions and more in a kid-friendly, accessible format that young readers, parents, teachers, and librarians will adore.

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