New Arrivals · Kids’ Picture & Easy Books

April 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Right now

April 19, 2018
Olien, Jessica, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"A beautifully lyrical and inspirational picture book about being present and loving who you are. What are you? You're big and small and loud and quiet. You are right now. And you are perfect."--Publisher annotation.

Dinosaur disaster!

April 19, 2018
Rusu, Meredith, adapter.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
"From the screenplay by Jonathan Callan and Jim Kries."
Welcome to LEGO® Jurassic World! Meet Claire --she loves being in charge of the park and all of the dinosaurs in it. But when an all-new dinosaur is introduced to Jurassic World, things quickly go from bad to worse after the big new dinosaur breaks loose! It's up to Claire to team up with her friends and capture this rampaging dinosaur. Will she be able to save the park from this dinosaur turned wild? Or will Claire and her friends end up as someone else's lunch?

If you want to fall asleep

April 19, 2018
Azúa Kramer, Jackie.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"It's bedtime, but Little Mouse isn't sleepy. He has tried reading, and snacking, and snuggling, but nothing is helping him fall asleep. Maybe Mama Mouse can help? If you want to fall asleep, what do you do? A wish ands a hug and it's finally time to dream"--Jacket.

Beyond the fence

April 19, 2018
Gulemetova, Maria, 1977- author.
Swindon : Auburn, Maine : Child's Play, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 29 cm
A gentle book about freedom and friendship. Piggy and Thomas live in a large house. Thomas knows exactly what Piggy needs until a chance meeting with a wild pig changes everything: Piggy finds out what lies beyond the fence.

A horse named Jack

April 19, 2018
Vander Heyden, Linda, author.
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Follows a mischievous horse from one click of the latch on his stall to ten tomatoes a neighbor throws after he raids her garden and back down to one muddy puddle.

Koko and Bo

April 19, 2018
Adbåge, Lisen, 1982- author, illustrator.
New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Orignally published: Stockholm : Natur & Kultur, 2011 under the title Koko och Bosse.
Little Koko does not want to do anything Bo tells him he should, but each time Bo lets him do as he pleases, Koko learns a lesson.

Zoogie boogie fever! : an animal dance book

April 19, 2018
Rim, Sujean, author, illustrator.
New York : Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 31 cm
"What do the animals at the zoo do when the gates close at night? They boogie until dawn!"-- Provided by publisher.

Gorilla Gardener : how to help nature take over the world

April 19, 2018
Seven, John, author.
San Francisco, CA : Manic D, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"A wee rebel book"--Cover.
Gorilla Gardener secretly drops seeds throughout the city in an effort to create a green, natural environment that everyone can enjoy.

Princess Arabella mixes colors

April 19, 2018
Freeman, Mylo, 1959-
[Place of publication not identified] : Cassava Republic, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Bored with the colors in her bedroom, Princess Arabella demands some paint and begins mixing them to come up with colors more to her liking.

Princess Arabella's birthday

April 19, 2018
Freeman, Mylo, 1959-
[Place of publication not identified] : Cassava Republic, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
On Princess Arabella's birthday, she asks for and receives an elephant, but finding the elephant very sad, she learns that in her quest to get what she wanted, she had not thought about the feelings of others.

The fish and the cat

April 18, 2018
Dubuc, Marianne, 1980- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Originally published: Montreal : Éditions de la Pastèque, 2007 under the title, La mer.
A wordless picture book in which a hungry cat pursues a fish from its fishbowl, around the neighborhood, and even among the stars and moon.

If Wendell had a walrus

April 18, 2018
Mortensen, Lori, 1955- author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Wendell goes looking for a walrus, but finds a new friend, instead.

With my daddy : a book of love and family

April 18, 2018
Witek, Jo, 1968- author.
New York : Abrams Appleseed, 2018.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Originally published: Paris : Éditions de La Martinire, 2012 under the title: Les bras de papa.
A young girl describes all of the wonderful feelings she has while spending time with her father, knowing that they love one another no matter what.


April 18, 2018
Dodd, Emma, 1969- illustrator.
[London] : Anness Publishing Ltd, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm
On padded board pages.
Cover title.
Dog learns about the sounds that animals make.


April 18, 2018
Dodd, Emma, 1969-
[London] : Anness Publishing Ltd, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm.
On board pages.
Have fun with Dog and his animal friends as they discover lots of action words and their meanings.

I am dreaming of ... : animals of the Native Northwest

April 18, 2018
Gleeson-Lyall, Melaney, author.
Vancouver, Canada : Native Explore, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 19 cm
Title from cover.
On board pages.
"I am dreaming of animals of the Native Northwest shares rich, cultural art pictures and the poetic cadence will bring a calmness to every child's heart"--Back cover.

The Passover parrot

April 18, 2018
Zusman, Evelyn, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Previously published in 1983 with different pictures done by Katherine Janus Kahn. This edition celebrates the its 35th anniversary.
Relates what happens when the family parrot steals the afikomen at the Passover seder.

Zak and his little lies

April 17, 2018
Mair, J. Samia (Julie Samia), author.
United Kingdom : Islamic Foundation, [2018].
29 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 25 cm
Zak is back, this time to learn a lesson about lying. A gorgeously illustrated book full of warmth and faith.


April 17, 2018
Oliver, Alison, author.
New York, New York : Clarion Books is an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Throughout her busy days, Moon wonders what it would be like to be wild and free until the day she meets a wolf and learns his "wolfy ways."--Provided by Publisher.

A church for all

April 17, 2018
Pitman, Gayle E., author.
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
Includes historical facts about Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco.
"Celebrates a diverse community on a Sunday morning at an inclusive church that welcomes all people regardless of age, class, race, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Come to the church for all!"-- Provided by publisher.

Someone farted

April 16, 2018
Kaplan, Bruce Eric, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 29 cm
A family outing goes awry when someone farts but no one will admit to being the culprit.

Woodrow at sea

April 16, 2018
Edwards, Wallace, author, illustrator.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Pajama Press, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
"In this wordless picture book, Woodrow the elephant rows off to find adventure and discovers a mouse king marooned at sea. As the two go through many adventures and rescue each other from dangers, they discover that the best thing to find on a journey is a true friend."-- Provided by publisher.

My worst book ever!

April 16, 2018
Ahlberg, Allan, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 23 cm.
Picture books are such good fun and so is making them-- but who knew there were so many things that could go wrong? This is the story of a picture book doomed from the very start. Allan has a good idea for a book about a crocodile, but every time he sits down to write, he's interrupted. The manuscript gets soaked in coffee, nibbled by snails, and when Bruce gets started on the pictures, he gets overexcited and draws a hippo, not a crocodile, at which point the publishers get overexcited too--they want a dinosaur and experiment with all kinds of different fonts. Allan and Bruce finally think they've straightened things out, when the book goes off to the printer and--you guessed it--the trouble really starts. My Worst Book Ever is a clever and amusing introduction to the process of writing books for children, and they--along with their parents--will be delighted to see how hilariously wrong Allan and Bruce's book turns out.

Spot goes to the swimming pool

April 16, 2018
Hill, Eric, 1927-2014, author.
London : Puffin Books, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 16 x 19 cm.
On board pages.
Cover title.
Spot is going swimming with his new pool float. Splash! A fun and reassuring story for children learning to swim.

Colors on the farm

April 16, 2018
Steers, Billy, author, illustrator.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm.
On board pages.
Cover title.
Little farmers will learn colors with Tractor Mac and friends!


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