New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

October 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Blue mountain

October 29, 2014
Leavitt, Martine, 1953- author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014.
164 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Margaret Ferguson books."
"Tuk, a bighorn sheep of the Canadian Rockies, leads his herd beyond the snares of man and the wiles of predators to the freedom of the blue mountain"-- Provided by publisher.

Sadie the sheep disappears without a peep!

October 29, 2014
Smith, Brooke, 1961- author.
New York : Better World Kids Books/Sky Pony Press, [2014]
95 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Mimi and her rescue dog Maty help Aunt Bee when Sadie the sheep disappears from the farm. Armed with her trusty rescue notebook, Mimi and Maty piece together the clues to find where Sadie's gone"-- Provided by publisher.

The watcher

October 29, 2014
Harlow, Joan Hiatt, author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2014]
290 pages ; 22 cm
Companion book to: Shadows on the sea.
Kidnapped by her own mother, a Nazi spy, teenaged Wendy is transported from Maine to wartime Berlin, where she secretly supports the resistance movement and learns a family secret.

The perfect place

October 29, 2014
Harris, Teresa E.
Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
263 pages ; 22 cm
Twelve-year-old Treasure Daniels and her younger sister must move in with Great-aunt Grace until their mother sorts herself out, but life in Black Lake, Virginia, where segregation lingers, is hard and Grace is a nightmare--at least on the surface.

Museum mayhem

October 28, 2014
Keene, Carolyn, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2014.
80 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Illustrated by Peter Francis"--Cover.
When a statue is broken during her class' overnight trip to the museum, Nancy, Bess, and George try to get to the bottom of the mystery and find those responsible.

Anastasia Romanov : the last Grand Duchess

October 28, 2014
Hood, Ann, 1956- author.
New York, New York, USA : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC [2014]
215 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"The time-traveling adventures of the Robbins twins."
When they are transported to St. Petersburg, Russia, twins Maisie and Felix meet Anastasia Romanov and experience a world filled with palaces and privilege.

Chasing gold

October 28, 2014
Hapka, Cathy, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2014.
181 pages ; 22 cm.
Saving up money and time to visit a prestigious riding clinic, Haley pulls away from family and friends in order to pursue her dream.

Phineas L. MacGuire...gets cooking!

October 28, 2014
Dowell, Frances O'Roark.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014]
195 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Phineas has a new chore of cooking dinner every night, but his kitchen experiments take a turn for the worse when the school bully takes a huge liking to Phineas's brownies"-- Provided by publisher.

My super-spy diary

October 28, 2014
Gale, Emily, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2014.
123 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Eliza's dog, Einstein, falls for their neighbor's dog, but Mrs. McNice does not seem very nice at all, and to prove it Eliza tries to invent the perfect gadget to help her discover the truth.

Absolutely truly

October 28, 2014
Frederick, Heather Vogel, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2014]
355 pages ; 22 cm
"A Pumpkin Falls mystery"--Title page.
"Twelve-year-old Truly Lovejoy's family moves to a small town to take over a bookstore. Soon, she has to solve two mysteries involving a missing book and an undelivered letter"-- Provided by publisher.


October 28, 2014
Messenger, Shannon.
New York : Aladdin, 2014.
609 pages ; 22 cm.
Sophie's talents are getting stronger and, with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she is determined to find her kidnappers but a daring mistake pushes her world to the edge of war, and soon she has exposed a a major conspiracy that could threaten all she loves.

Heap house

October 27, 2014
Carey, Edward, 1970- author.
New York : Overlook Press, 2014.
404 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Young Clod is an Iremonger. He lives in at Heap House, his family's mansion at the center of the Heaps, a vast sea of lost and discarded items whose ever-shifting masses have been known to swallow people alive. The Iremongers are an odd old family, each the owner of a Birth Object they must keep with them at all times. Clod is perhaps the oddest of all--his gift and his curse is that he can hear all of the objects of Heap House whispering. Yes, a storm is brewing over Heap House. The Iremongers are growing restless and the house's many objects are showing strange signs of life. Clod is on the cusp of being 'trousered' and married off (unhappily) to his cousin Pinalippy when he meets the plucky orphan servant Lucy Pennant, with whose help he begins to uncover the dark secrets of his family's empire."--Publisher's website.

NERDS. Book five, Attack of the bullies

October 27, 2014
Buckley, Michael, 1969-
New York, NY : Amulet Books, ©2013.
xv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
When Ms. Information kidnaps the President's daughter, it is up to twelve-year-old Ruby, also known as Pufferfish, to use her super-nanobyte-enhanced allergies in leading the NERDS' investigation.

The map to everywhere

October 27, 2014
Ryan, Carrie, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
433 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"The map to everywhere ; book 1"--Title page.
Twelve-year-old Fin, a master thief from the pirate world of Khaznot Quay, and Marrill, also twelve, of Arizona, cross paths in the magical world of the Pirate Stream while on a quest for a mysterious map.

Confronting the dragon : an unofficial Minecrafter's adventure

October 27, 2014
Cheverton, Mark.
New York : Sky Pony Press, c2014.
xii, 340 p. ; 21 cm.
The ghast king Malacoda and the terrible enderman Erebus have led their monster army to the server that houses the Source, with plans to destroy Minecraft and all the digital lives on its servers before escaping once and for all into the real world. Only Gameknight999, the User-that-is-not-a-user, and his small army of NPCs can stop them. But the monster horde is growing bigger by the day, as if they are being helped by an unknown someone...or something. A secret lurks in the shadows as Gameknight and his friends race across the server, a secret with evil glowing white eyes. To defeat the monsters of the night, Gameknight will first need to find out how monsters are being created so quickly. His quest will eventually take his army into a different dimension altogether, where an island floats ominously in the Void and a deadly creature flaps its gigantic wings...

Anna's icy adventure

October 27, 2014
Allen, Elise.
New York : Golden Books, ©2013.
76 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
At head of title: Disney frozen.
Princess Anna has never been close with her sister, Princess Elsa. When Elsa becomes queen, she releases an icy spell on their beloved kingdom and then runs away. Now Anna must find her sister and save their kingdom--or it will stay frozen forever.

Rush Revere and the American Revolution : time-travel adventures with exceptional Americans

October 27, 2014
Limbaugh, Rush H., author.
New York : Threshold Editions, 2014.
x, 244 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 22 cm
When substitute middle-school history teacher Rush Revere takes his students back in time to eighteenth-century Massachusetts, they witness the Battle of Lexington and learn about the Declaration of Independence.

Diary of a wimpy kid : the long haul

October 24, 2014
Kinney, Jeff.
New York : Amulet Books, 2014.
217 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns--with everything from a fender bender to crazed seagulls--but even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure, and this is one the Heffleys will not soon forget.

Go! Fight! Twin!

October 24, 2014
Payton, Belle, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2014.
143 pages ; 20 cm.
Worried about embarrassing herself at cheerleading tryouts, Alex convinces her twin sister Ava to take her place for the tryouts, never expecting Ava to show a real talent for the sport.

Secret of the mountain dog

October 24, 2014
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
200 pages ; 22 cm
An adventure-hungry girl and an enormous Tibetan mastiff share a journey in the Catskill Mountains, where a boy and his teacher seek to reopen an abandoned monastery to find a mysterious statue.

Dappled Annie and the tigrish

October 24, 2014
McCallum, Mary, 1961- author.
Wellington, New Zealand : Gecko Press, 2014.
136 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Annie enjoys spending time in the hedge at the end of the garden where she can keep cool and talk to the creatures that live there.

Mia's recipe for disaster

October 23, 2014
Simon, Coco, author.
130 pages ; 20 cm.
"When Mia reads about a Design-a-Dress contest in a magazine for "budding designers ages 12-16" she is excited. But she doesn't realize how much work designing--and sewing--a dress truly is until she starts on her contest entry. While Mia stresses out about all the work she has to do, she and Katie have an argument about, of all things, fashion preferences! Katie offers suggestions that don't really go with the outfit Mia has in mind. And when Mia makes (what she thinks) is an offhand joke about Katie's fashion sense, it turns into a full-blown argument" -- from publisher's web site.

We meet again

October 23, 2014
Pastis, Stephan, author, illustrator.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
258 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
His name is Failure. Timmy Failure. And his detective agency is on the verge of global domination. Global riches. Global fame. And yet the gods keep throwing him curveballs for starters, academic probation. The coveted Miracle Report is the key to everything, including a good grade. It's dirty business. It's best you know nothing. But one thing is for sure that Timmy Failure will be triumphant again!

Hiro to the rescue!

October 23, 2014
Saxon, Victoria, author.
New York : Random House, [2014]
74 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
At head of title: Big hero 6.
"A chapter book"--Cover.
Hiro upgrades his robot, Baymax, to battle the evil Yokai when he threatens the city of San Fransokyo.

Big Hero 6 : the junior novelization

October 23, 2014
Trimble, Irene, author.
119 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
At head of title: Disney.
When he finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy San Fransokyo, robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save the city.

Fire on the mountain : a time crashers adventure

October 22, 2014
Brewer, H. Michael, 1954- author.
200 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"It sure gets toasty when you and your two best friends travel through time, landing in ancient Pompeii just as Mount Vesuvius spews molten lava all over town. The Time Crashers leap into history only to find themselves desperately trying to return before they get cooked. With interactive fun built-in, you shape the story. There's danger at every turn, but the Time Crashers find wisdom and strength in the Bible."--Amazon website.

Christmas quest

October 22, 2014
Gray, Jennifer (Children's story writer), author.
164 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
"In a new adventure, it's Christmas in Strawberry Park and the guinea pigs are decorating the hutch and rocking around their broccoli Christmas tree. But when Henrietta's mother is called to investigate the mystery of missing Inca gold, the furry friends find themselves on their way to... Peru! Eduardo is thrilled to be heading back home to see his family. But when he discovers that their precious Christmas Cocoa Bean has been stolen, he realizes he has a mission, too. As Peruvian guinea pig legend has it, if the traditional Cocoa Bean is not on the table for Christmas dinner, a gigantic condor will swoop down and eat the guinea pigs. Can the pals find the Cocoa Bean in time to save Christmas and keep the condor at bay?"--Amazon website.


October 22, 2014
Jones, Sam, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2014.
182 pages ; 21 cm
On the way to a spring break party in the mountains, Emily and her best friends Ana and Brandon stop at a roadside diner only to find themselves tangled up with a pair of criminals, an accidental thief, some crazy grandparents, and a miniature drug lord.

Annie : the junior novel

October 22, 2014
Ryals, Lexi, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
139 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
The ever-optimistic Annie, an orphan in the foster care system, is adopted by Will Stacks, a wealthy mayoral candidate who wants to improve his personal image ahead of the election campaign.

Annie : a true family

October 22, 2014
Glass, Calliope, author.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Based on the hit movie!"
"Annie is a foster child whose life is about to turn upside down! A New York City billionaire named will Stacks has agreed to take in Annie and her dog, Sandy, during his campaign for mayor. Will staying with Mr. Stacks help Annie finally find her true family?" -- On back cover.

Big hero 6

October 22, 2014
Saxon, Victoria, adapter.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
The superheroes team called Big Hero 6 must battle the villain named Yokai.

Creature Keepers and the hijacked Hydro-Hide

October 20, 2014
Nelson, Peter, 1953- author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
373 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Twelve-year-old Jordan Grimsley discovers the existence of the Creature Keepers, a team of humans assigned to protect mythical beasts"-- Provided by publisher.

It came from beneath the playground

October 20, 2014
Scroggs, Kirk.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
167 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Fifth-grade private eyes Logan and Gustavo use their doodling and detective skills to solve the mystery of a group of moles that have stolen the amusement park merry-go-round"-- Provided by publisher.

Mikis and the donkey

October 20, 2014
Dumon Tak, Bibi, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014.
93 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published in Amsterdam by Querido in 2011 under the title Mikis de ezeljongen.
Illustrations on lining papers.
"Mikis is thrilled when his grandfather buys a new donkey, but soon begins to worry that he is overworking the animal"-- Provided by publisher.

Henry and the paper route

October 20, 2014
Cleary, Beverly, author.
196, 15 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Originally published in 1957; copyright renewed 1985.
Henry Huggins gets carried away with his own ambitions when he longs for a paper route of his own, and gets some unexpected help from the irrespressible and inescapable Ramona Quimby.

Tales of the great beasts

October 17, 2014
Mull, Brandon, 1974- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2014.
186 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
Rise of the Reptile King / by Nick Eliopulos -- Yin and Yu / by Billy Merrell -- The first Greencloak / by Gavin Brown -- The packleader / by Emily Seife -- Fall of the four / by Brandon Mull.
Follows the adventures of four noble animals who sacrifice everything to protect their homes from a mad king in the world of Erdas.

The Spell bind

October 17, 2014
Brauner, Barbara.
Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion Books, [2014]
248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Lacey Unger-Ware has broken one of the Fairy Godmother rules, and if she doesn't help fulfill Martin Shembly's wish, there will be a chilly magical price to pay"-- Provided by publisher.

The Grimjinx rebellion

October 17, 2014
Farrey, Brian.
New York, NY : HarperCollins, [2014]
421 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The Shadowhand Covenant.
When the Palatinate Mages unveil their plot to take over the Five Provinces, thirteen-year-old Jaxter Grimjinx and his family of thieves must lead the rebellion to overthrow them.

The mummy's curse

October 17, 2014
Warner, Penny.
New York : EgmontUSA, 2014.
181 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"A trip to a museum to learn about Ancient Egypt turns into a new case for the Code Busters when they discover that someone may be stealing artifacts and replacing them with cunning forgeries"-- Provided by publisher.

Centaur rising

October 17, 2014
Yolen, Jane, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
258 pages ; 21 cm
"Christy Ottaviano books."
In 1965, a year after Arianne thinks she sees a shooting star land in the fields surrounding her family's horse farm, a baby centaur's born, and the family, already under scrutiny because Arianne's six-year-old brother has birth defects, struggles to keep the colt a secret.

Fat & Bones

October 17, 2014
Theule, Larissa.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2014]
103 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
When a farmer dies, the decades-old feud between his son, Bones, and Fat, a fairy who lives in a tree on the farm, escalates, with surprising consequences for Bones' mother and the farm animals.

Servants of the empire : edge of the galaxy

October 17, 2014
Fry, Jason, 1969- author.
Los Angeles : Disney, Lucasfilm Press, [2014]
172 pages ; 20 cm
At head of title: Star Wars rebels.
Zare Leonis thinks he will become a model soldier for the Empire until he uncovers the Empire's destructive plans for his home planet of Lothal and his sister goes missing.

The rebellion begins

October 17, 2014
Kogge, Michael, author.
Los Angeles : Disney, Lucasfilm Press, [2014]
168 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
At head of title: Star Wars rebels.
When one of Ezra's heists goes horribly wrong, he finds himself thrown together with a team of rebels, who are on a mission to free enslaved Wookiees from an Imperial prison.


October 17, 2014
Schultz Nicholson, Lorna.
Toronto : J. Lorimer, c2012.
142 p. ; 23 cm
"RL 3.0"--Cover p. [4].
"A Podium Sports Academy book"--Title page.
Aaron Wong is away from a home, a hockey-star-in-the-making at Podium Sports Academy. He's special enough to have earned his place at a top school for teen athletes - but not special enough to avoid the problems of growing up.

Legacy of the claw

October 17, 2014
Grey, C. R.
Los Angeles : Disney Hyperion Books, [2014]
295 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
"Animas ; book 1"--Title page verso.
In a world where every person forms a bond with an animal species upon coming of age, one boy has not found his Animas, but learns of a heroic destiny.

Hide and go fetch

October 16, 2014
Earhart, Kristin, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
84 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Fighting over everything except their shared wish for a puppy, Henry and his sister are delighted to adopt an adorable Dalmatian who reveals an astonishing ability to make people invisible.

Don't wake the dinosaur!

October 16, 2014
Stilton, Geronimo, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
111 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Geronimo Stilton's ancient ancestor Geronimo Stiltonoot is back in another prehistoric adventure! It's the night of the big Cavemouse Idol competition, but Geronimo Stiltonoot isn't there. He has a cold, and goes to bed early. So when it's discovered that the contest's valuable grand prize has been stolen, Geronimo is the main suspect! He must prove his innocence . . . or he'll end up in enormouse trouble!" -- from publisher's web site.


October 16, 2014
Sage, Angie, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
460 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
"13-year-old Alice TodHunter Moon goes in search of her friend Ferdie, who has been kidnapped by the malevolent Lady, encountering Septimus Heap, ExtraOrdinary Wizard, and awakening her own Magykal potential"-- Provided by publisher.

The mystery of the missing lion : a Precious Ramotswe mystery for young readers

October 16, 2014
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
New York : Anchor Books, a division of Random House LLC, [2014].
90 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain as Precious and the Mystery of the Missing Lion by Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh, in 2013"--Copyright page.
Staying with Aunty Bee at a safari camp in the Botswana countryside where a film crew is making a movie about a lion, nine-year-old Precious Ramotswe and her resourceful new friend Khumo use their detective skills to find the movie star lion when he goes missing.

Shadows at Predator Reef

October 16, 2014
Dixon, Franklin W, author.
New York : Aladdin, [2014].
121 pages ; 20 cm.
When a two-hundred-pound sea turtle goes missing from the Bayport Aquarium, Frank and Joe Hardy investigate, discovering a network of underground tunnels hidden beneath Bayport that is aiding a sinister smuggling ring.

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