New Arrivals · Kids’ Nonfiction

June 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

What if you had an animal tail!?

June 22, 2018
Markle, Sandra, author.
©2018
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"What if you woke up one morning and you had sprouted a tail overnight? What If You Had An Animal Tail? -- the next imaginative book in the What If You Had series -- explores what would happen if you looked in the mirror and saw that you had an animal tail! From a peacock's showstopping tail to a scorpion's dangerous stinger, discover what it would be like if you had one of these special tails -- and find out why your own tailbone is just the right one for you!"-- Provided by publisher.

Dinosaurs, dodos, and wooly mammoths

June 21, 2018
Gutman, Dan, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
201 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Presents a treasury of facts and trivia about dinosaurs and other extinct animals.

Dogs, cats and dung beetles

June 21, 2018
Gutman, Dan, author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
186 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A million hundred weird facts about the animal kingdom!"--Jacket.
Presents a treasury of facts and trivia about animals, including dogs, cats, birds, and reptiles.

Pearl Harbor

June 21, 2018
Swanson, Jennifer, author.
©2018
106 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
"Nanea"--Cover.
Island paradise -- The melting pot -- Celebrations and negotiations -- A daring plan -- Surprise attack! -- An Island on fire -- Under military control -- Americans of Japanese ancestry -- Kokus.
"Pearl Harbor features real stories of that fateful Sunday morning in 1941 when Japanese planes executed a surprise attack on the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. American Girl Nanea Mitchell shares her own experiences adjusting to the drastic changes to everyday life in Hawaii following the attack"--Amazon.

Johnny Boo and the ice cream compter.

June 20, 2018
Kochalka, James author.
Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, 2018.
39 pages : hiefly bcolor illustrations ; 24 cm.
Johnny Boo creates an incredible Ice Cream Computer that can turn anything into delicious ice cream. Old toys that you don't want to play with anymore? Ice cream! Clods of dirt and grass? Ice cream! It works great... until Squiggle decides to turn himself into ice cream! Then: Johnny Boo time travels to the future, where the Mean Little Boy tries to add him to his butterfly collection. Can Squiggle save the day, or will everyone get turned into ice cream??

What was the Holocaust?

June 20, 2018
Herman, Gail, 1959- author.
©2018
106 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Ages 8-12.
What was the Holocaust? -- Anti-Semitism -- Adolf Hitler -- The Nazis -- Hitler in power -- War! -- In the Ghetto -- Life in the Concentration Camps -- The Final Solution -- Fighting back -- Freedom! -- After -- Timelines.
"A thoughtful and age-appropriate introduction to an unimaginable event--the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a genocide on a scale never before seen, with as many as twelve million people killed in Nazi death camps--six million of them Jews. Gail Herman traces the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, whose rabid anti-Semitism led first to humiliating anti-Jewish laws, then to ghettos all over Eastern Europe, and ultimately to the Final Solution. She presents just enough information for an elementary-school audience in a readable, well-researched book that covers one of the most horrible events in history. Includes a letter from the editor and series creator, Jane O'Connor"-- Provided by publisher.

The 5 O'clock Band

June 20, 2018
Andrews, Troy, author.
©2018
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
After letting his band down by missing rehearsal, Shorty has some serious questions about what it means to be a leader so he hits the New Orleans streets to find some answers.

Eyewitness elements

June 20, 2018
Dingle, Adrian, 1967- author.
©2018
72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) 29 cm.
Includes index.
Includes glossary.

Look at me! : how to attract attention in the animal world

June 20, 2018
Jenkins, Steve, 1952- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"The latest offering from the award-winning team of Robin Page and Steve Jenkins focuses on the most unique and exciting animal displays in the natural world, used by creatures to stand out. This eye-catching, high-interest material is ideal for nature lovers, Jenkins fans, and even the most reluctant readers."-- Provided by publisher.

Animal wrangler

June 20, 2018
Murray, Laura K., 1989- author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Creative Education and Creative Paperbacks, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
A brief exploration of what animal wranglers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of animal wrangling on movie sets such as the Harry Potter series.

Apache

June 20, 2018
Bodden, Valerie, author.
©2018
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
An introduction to the Apache lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. An Apache story recounts how the mountains were formed.

Armadillos

June 20, 2018
Riggs, Kate, author.
Mankato, MN : Creative Education, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of armadillos, the distinctively armored American mammals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how armadillos became musical"-- Provided by publisher.

Balers

June 20, 2018
Dittmer, Lori, author.
©2018
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Balers are an important piece of equipment used on farms. Readers of this book will find out what balers do and how they work.

Camping guide

June 20, 2018
Murray, Laura K., 1989- author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Creative Education and Creative Paperbacks, [2018].
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
A brief exploration of what camping guides do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of camping guides working in America's state and national parks.

Canyons

June 20, 2018
Gilbert, Sara, author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Creative Education and Creative Paperbacks, [2018]
23 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
An elementary exploration of canyons, focusing on the geological evidence that helps explain how and where they form and spotlighting famous examples, such as Arizona s Grand Canyon.

Cave explorer

June 20, 2018
Murray, Laura K., 1989- author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Creative Education and Creative Paperbacks, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
A brief exploration of what cave explorers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of exploring caves such as Kentucky's Mammoth Cave.

Cherokee

June 20, 2018
Bodden, Valerie, author.
©2018
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
An introduction to the Cherokee lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. A Cherokee story recounts why some creatures are able to fly.

Cultivators

June 20, 2018
Dittmer, Lori, author.
©2018
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Hello, cultivators! -- Pull-behind machines -- Preparing plant -- Combing the soil -- Cultivator sizes -- Folded wings -- What do cultivators do? -- Goodbye, cultivators! -- Picture a cultivator.
Cultivators are an important piece of equipment used on farms. Readers of this book will find out what cultivators do and how they work.

Deep-sea fisher

June 20, 2018
Murray, Laura K., 1989- author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Creative Education and Creative Paperbacks, 2018.
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
A brief exploration of what deep-sea fishers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of record-breaking fishing off the coast of New Zealand.

Earthquakes

June 20, 2018
Gilbert, Sara, author.
©2018
23 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
An elementary exploration of earthquakes, focusing on the geological evidence that helps explain how and where they form and spotlighting famous examples, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean quake.

Fire trucks on the go

June 20, 2018
Reinke, Beth Bence, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how fire trucks work. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills.

Garbage trucks : on the go

June 20, 2018
Reinke, Beth Bence, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Garbage trucks -- Parts of a garbage truck -- Picture glossary.
Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how garbage trucks work. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills.

Glaciers

June 20, 2018
Gilbert, Sara, author.
©2018
23 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
An elementary exploration of glaciers, focusing on the geological evidence that helps explain how and where they form and spotlighting famous examples, such as those in Glacier National Park.

Harvesters

June 20, 2018
Dittmer, Lori, author.
©2018
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Harvesters are an important piece of equipment used on farms. Readers of this book will find out what harvesters do and how they work.

Helicopters on the go

June 20, 2018
Reinke, Beth Bence, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustratons ; 24 cm.
"Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how helicopters work. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills"--Provided by publisher.
Helicopters -- Parts of a helicopter -- Picture glossary.
Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how helicopters work. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills.

Iroquois

June 20, 2018
Bodden, Valerie, author.
©2018
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
An introduction to the Iroquois lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. An Iroquois story recounts how the world began.

Landslides

June 20, 2018
Gilbert, Sara, author.
©2018
23 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
An elementary exploration of landslides, focusing on the geological evidence that helps explain how and where they form and spotlighting famous examples, such as the 2013 Indian landslides.

Let's explore gases

June 20, 2018
Spaight, Anne J., 1983- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"The air around us is made up of gases. We breathe in some gases. Some gases help balloons float! With age-appropriate critical thinking questions, young readers will learn all about the gases that surround them."-- Provided by publisher.

Let's explore gravity

June 20, 2018
Moon, Walt K., author.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
What is gravity? -- Picture quiz -- Picture glossary.
"The earth is round, so why don't some people hang upside down? The answer is gravity! Young readers can explore the concept of gravity with vibrant, full-color photos, clear text, and critical thinking questions"-- Provided by publisher.

Let's explore light

June 20, 2018
Moon, Walt K., author.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Did you know that light travels on waves? It helps us see in the dark, it brings color to our world, and it moves through the air faster than sound!"-- Provided by publisher.

Let's explore liquids

June 20, 2018
Spaight, Anne J., 1983- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Water is wet and it can take the shape of whatever container it's put into! Water can do this because it's a liquid. Learn all about liquids with age-appropriate critical thinking questions and fresh photos."-- Provided by publisher.

Let's explore solids

June 20, 2018
Spaight, Anne J., 1983- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Did you know rocks and lava are made of the same elements? Rocks are solid and lava is a liquid! Explore the properties of solids through colorful photos and carefully leveled text."-- Provided by publisher.

Manatees

June 20, 2018
Riggs, Kate.
Mankato, Minnesota : Creative Education and Creative Paperbacks, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of manatees, the aquatic relatives of dugongs. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why manatees are associated with mermaids."--Provided by publisher.

Navajo

June 20, 2018
Bodden, Valerie, author.
©2018
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
An introduction to the Navajo lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. A Navajo story recounts how two brothers saved humanity.

Nez Perce

June 20, 2018
Bodden, Valerie, author.
©2018
24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
An introduction to the Nez Perce lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. A Nez Perce story recounts how different tribes came to exist.

Peacocks

June 20, 2018
Bodden, Valerie, author.
©2018
24 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 30 cm.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of peacocks, the rainforest birds whose males have showy feathers. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why peacocks are so colorful.

Plows

June 20, 2018
Dittmer, Lori, author.
©2018
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Plows are an important piece of equipment used on farms. Readers of this book will find out what plows do and how they work.

Race cars on the go

June 20, 2018
Reinke, Beth Bence, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how race cars work. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills"--Provided by publisher.
Race cars -- Parts of a race car -- Picture glossary.
Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how race cars work. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills.

Seeders

June 20, 2018
Dittmer, Lori, author.
©2018
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Seeders are an important piece of equipment used on farms. Readers of this book will find out what seeders do and how they work.

Sioux

June 20, 2018
Bodden, Valerie, author.
©2018
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Great Plains friends -- Sioux life -- Sioux ceremonies -- Trade and conflict -- Being Sioux -- A Sioux story.
"Prior to the arrival of Europeans, numerous native peoples thrived across North America. Providing an overview of daily life and culture, this new series introduces six First Peoples. Approachable text examines each groups community structure, significant ceremonies, and traditions, as well as their relationship with European settlers and forced relocation onto reservations. With a focus on the tribes way of life, each title also includes a traditional story and tells how the people work to keep the traditions of their ancestors alive today. An introduction to the Sioux lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. A Sioux story cautions against boastfulness and false warnings"--Amazon.com.

Sloths

June 20, 2018
Bodden, Valerie, author.
©2018
24 pages : color illustrations, map ; 30 cm.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of sloths, the slow-moving, tree-dwelling mammals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why sloths do not build nests.

Tractors

June 20, 2018
Dittmer, Lori, author.
©2018
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Tractors are an important piece of equipment used on farms. Readers of this book will find out what tractors do and how they work.

Tractors on the go

June 20, 2018
Reinke, Beth Bence, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how tractors work. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills"--Provided by publisher.
Tractors -- Parts of a tractor -- Picture glossary.
Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how tractors work. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills.

Volcanoes

June 20, 2018
Gilbert, Sara, author.
©2018
23 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
An elementary exploration of volcanoes, focusing on the geological evidence that helps explain how and where they form and spotlighting famous examples, such as Hawaii s Mauna Loa.

Wildland firefighter

June 20, 2018
Murray, Laura K., 1989- author.
Mankato, Minnesota : Creative Education and Creative Paperbacks, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
A brief exploration of what wildland firefighters do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of famous smokejumpers parachuting in to fight fires.

Rockets : defying gravity

June 19, 2018
Drozd, Anne.
New York : First Second, 2018.
119 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm.
What makes rockets go -- Rockets as entertainment -- Rockets in warfare -- Rockets inventors -- Rockets in the space race -- Rockets in exploration -- The future of rockets.
Explore the 2,000 years that rockets have been in existence. Dive into Newton's Laws of Motion--learning all about gravity, force, acceleration, and the history of rockets made in the past and rockets to be made in the future!

What is climate change?

June 19, 2018
Herman, Gail, 1959- author.
New York, New York : Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2018]
108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Presents an overview of climate change, discussing if humans are at fault for the rapidly warming Earth, and describes why climate change has recently become a political issue.

What is the constitution?

June 19, 2018
Demuth, Patricia, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House [2018]
108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"We the people at Who HQ bring readers the full story--arguments and all--of how the US Constitution came into being. Signed on September 17, 1787--four years after the American War for Independence--the Constitution laid out the supreme law of the United States of America. Today it's easy for us to take this blueprint of our government for granted. But the Framers--fifty-five men from almost all of the original 13 states--argued fiercely for many months over what ended up being only a four-page document. Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the hotly fought issues--those between Northern and Southern States; big states and little ones--and the key players such as James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington who suffered through countless revisions to make the Constitution happen"-- Provided by publisher.

Americans

June 19, 2018
Wood, Douglas, 1951-
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018.
34 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Dodo

June 19, 2018
Nunes, Felipe, author, illustrator.
Los Angeles, CA : Kaboom!, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged ) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Originally published in Portugal by Mino Editora as Dodô ©2015." -- copyright page.
"Six-year-old Laila doesn't understand why she's pulled out of school and away from the rest of her friends following her parents' separation. Now, she spends most of her time observing the park next to her house. When Laila spots a mysterious bird, a dodo named Ralph, the two form an unlikely friendship until Ralph starts to cause trouble and Laila finds the chaos around her growing. While cleaning up Ralph's messes, Laila begins to understand the complexity of friendship, love, loss, and how to stand on her own." -- Back cover.

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