New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

February 6, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cassie comes through

February 5, 2016
Zappa, Shana Muldoon, author.
Los Angeles, CA : Disney Press, 2016.
147 pages ; 20 cm
Includes an excerpt form the authors' Piper's perfect dream.
The day Cassie has been dreading since she first arrived at Starling Academy is here. She has been chosen to make the journey to Wishworld for the next Wish Mission. Cassie is so sensitive and perceptive she'll be a natural! But her mission is even harder than she feared when everything just seems all wrong. Could Cassie be the first Star Darling who simply can't make her Wisher's wish come true?

Marvel's Avengers : age of Ultron

February 5, 2016
Irvine, Alexander (Alexander C.), author.
New York : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2016.
191 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Based on the screenplay by Joss Whedon"--T.p.
"The Avengers, Earth's mightiest heroes, battle against Ultron, a deranged peacekeeping program, to save humanity from extinction"-- Provided by publisher.

The nine lives of Jacob Tibbs

February 5, 2016
Busby, Cylin, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
263 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"The story of cat Jacob Tibbs, runt of the litter, and his exploits on the high seas as a ship's mouser"-- Provided by publisher.

A week without Tuesday

February 5, 2016
Banks, Angelica, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
379 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Finding serendipity.
Real and imaginary worlds are colliding so Tuesday and Baxterr, at the request of the Librarian, venture to find the Gardener--the one person who can stop this catastrophe--but will they be able to save the land of story?

Diary of an evil queen : a guide to living evilly ever after

February 5, 2016
Deutsch, Stacia.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
153 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
The Evil Queen has been trapped in mirror prison for a long time so she has decided to put her time to bad use by writing to her daughter, Raven Queen. Can she convince Raven to embrace her true destiny and to celebrate her evil heritage?

Finding luck

February 4, 2016
Earhart, Kristin, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2016.
110 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
With the grand opening of their family's bed-and-breakfast approaching, Willa and Ben are tired of helping their parents get ready for the big day and would much rather be helping their Grandma Edna reunite a foal with its missing mother.


February 4, 2016
Hay, Sam, author.
New York, NY : Branches/Scholastic Inc., [2016]
90 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Stella discovers that her new glasses are magic, allowing her to see the knit-knotters--night sprites that are flitting around town tyeing knots in children's hair so they need haircuts--and when a conversation with one of them, Trixie, reveals the reason, Stella comes up with a plan to deal with the mischievous fairies.

Bacca and the skeleton king : an unofficial Minecrafter's adventure

February 4, 2016
Aceti, Jerome, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, 2065.
212 pages ; 21 cm.
"JeromeASF is an Internet personality created by Jerome Aceti ..."--page [4] of cover.

The Fire Falls

February 4, 2016
Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
124 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
At head of title: Disney Pixar.
When Merida makes a hasty wish and causes the arrogant Young Macintosh to lose his memories, they must embark on an adventure to drink from the Fire Falls and break the spell.

Dragon games : the junior novel

February 4, 2016
Deutsch, Stacia, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
136 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
At head of title: Ever After High.
"Based on the movie"--Cover.
With the return of the Dragon Games, the Evil Queen's plan to bring her daughter, Raven, to join her in being evil begins.

Jonny Jakes investigates the hamburgers of doom

February 4, 2016
Judge, Malcolm, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, 2016.
231 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Twelve-year-old Jonny Jakes is an undercover reporter for a banned school newspaper, The Woodford Word, and right now he has the story of a lifetime--the new principal is an alien (he does not even try and hide it), Jonny is sure he is planning something nefarious, and it is up to the Word's star (really the only) reporter to find out what it is.

Quest maker

February 3, 2016
McKay, Laurie, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
338 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm..
While in Asheville, North Carolina, Prince Caden is assigned a quest by the Elderdragon to uncover a plan that would allow the banished villians living there to threaten the Greater Realm.

Dino-Mike and the dinosaur cove

February 3, 2016
Aureliani, Franco, author, illustrator.
123 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Mike Evans and his best friend, Shannon, pursue the dangerous Mr. Bones to Australia, where he has reanimated an Allosaurus and may be seeking more complete dinosaur skeletons to bring to life--but they discover that actually he and his sister have a more profitable scheme in mind.

Hero challenge!

February 3, 2016
Weingartner, Amy, author.
New York : Random House Children's Books, 2016.
78 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

The underwater planet

February 3, 2016
Stilton, Geronimo.
[New York] : Scholastic, 2016.
113 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Based on an original idea by Elisabetta Dami."--Title page verso.
While at the beach, Geronimo Stiltonix stumbles upon a mysterious treasure map. The spacemice follow it and end up on Aquarix, a planet that's entirely underwater. During their exploration, they face fur-eating seaweed, ferocious piranha aliens, and...pirate spacecats! Can the spacemice keep the spacecats from stealing the treasure?

Sophie Flufftail's brave plan

February 3, 2016
Meadows, Daisy, author.
96 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me! Lily and Jess are delighted to return to their friends in Friendship Forest. But wicked witch Grizelda has some scary new helpers - dragons! When Grizelda's ice dragon casts a spell on the Flufftail family, they can't use the Shining House to spread sunshine through the forest. Can Lily and Jess help Sophie Flufftail fix the Shining House and get her family back?

Ruby Fuzzybrush's star dance

February 3, 2016
Meadows, Daisy, author.
96 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Lily and Jess can't wait to see the Fuzzybrush fox family wake the stars with their magical dance. But wicked witch Grizelda's black dragon is determined to make the forest dark--forever! Can Ruby Fuzzybrush help the girls reverse the spell on her family and save the forest?

Rosie Gigglepip's lucky escape

February 3, 2016
Meadows, Daisy, author.
95 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me! There's a wild wind blowing in Friendship Forest, as Grizelda's storm dragon takes over the magical windmill that controls the forest's breezes! Lily and Jess must help little guinea pig Rosie rescue her family and save the forest - before Grizelda takes over once and for all!

The movie theater mystery

February 3, 2016
Widmark, Martin, 1961- author.
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2016.
69 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Originally published as Biografmysteriet in 2004 by Bonnier Carlsen Bokförlag, in Sweden.
Doodle Bug is the third dog that has mysteriously disappeared in Pleasant Valley. But the police chief has no idea who the dog-napper might be. When Jerry and Maya hear strange sounds coming from the basement of the Rio Cinema, they quickly realize it just might be a clue Pleasant Valley's dog-loving detectives get to the bottom of this canine caper?

Witch wars

February 3, 2016
Pounder, Sibe̕al, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
265 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
"When Fran the Fabulous Fairy turns up in Tiga Whicabim's shed to tell her she's a witch, Tiga doesn't believe her. Or at least not until Fran points out that TIGA WHICABIM is actually an anagram of I AM A BIG WITCH and magics her away down the drainpipes to compete in Witch Wars - the competition to crown the next Top Witch of Ritzy City"-- Provided by publisher.

Batman : Gotham City's guardian

February 3, 2016
Manning, Matthew K., author.
128 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Includes index.
"Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger."

Superman : the man of tomorrow

February 3, 2016
Wallace, Daniel, 1970- author.
New York : Scholastic Inc., [2016].
128 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Includes index.
"Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster; by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family".

A dolphin wish

February 3, 2016
Grant, Natalie, 1971- author.
200 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Illustrations ©2016 by Cathi Mingus.
A stay in the city of San Diego seems like it might be just the break the girls need--lovely weather and great sights to see. That is until they hear some animals handlers at Captain Swashbuckler's Adventure Park talking about the trouble they've been having keeping all the animals in their habitats. Mia and her sisters cannot resist a challenge, and they talk Miss Julia and their parents into another visit to the educational amusement park to search for clues as to what or who is helping the animals escape. Can Mia save the day and help keep the beloved animals safe?

London art chase

February 3, 2016
Grant, Natalie, 1971- author.
205 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Illustrations ©2016 by Cathi Mingus.
Their first trip to England brings twin sisters, Mia and Maddie, their first chance to be private investigators! There is pure excitement in the Glimmer family as the group heads to London to watch mom, famous singer Gloria Glimmer, perform. But on a day trip to the National Gallery, Maddie witnesses an art theft and takes her sisters and Miss Julia (their nanny) on a wild and crazy adventure as they follow the thief through London to his lair. Will the Glimmer girls save the day? And will Maddie find what makes her shine?

Crisis zero

February 3, 2016
Rylander, Chris, author.
New York, NY : Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
388 pages ; 22 cm.
Carson Fender, aka Agent Zero, must protect a powerful computer program. He's paired again with his friend, Danielle, aka Agent Atlas.

The hero two doors down : based on the true story of friendship between a boy and a baseball legend

February 3, 2016
Robinson, Sharon, 1950- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2016.
202 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Eight-year-old Steve Satlow is thrilled when Jackie Robinson moves into his Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn in 1948, although many of his neighbors are not, and when Steve actually meets his hero he is even more excited--and worried that a misunderstanding over a Christmas tree could damage his new friendship.

Saint Francis : the good man of Assisi

February 3, 2016
Joslin, Mary, 1953- author.
Oxford : Lion Children's, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Long ago in the busy little town of Assisi, a wealthy merchant and his wife had a baby boy: Francis. They gave their son all the good things that money could buy. But when Francis was a young man, he had a dream telling him to work for God - to follow the example of Jesus in loving those who were unloved and giving everything he had to serve others. Francis' life touched the hearts of many in his own lifetime. Even the wild birds and animals seemed to listen to what he had to say about God their Maker. For hundreds of years, the story of this good man of Assisi has brought hope and encouragement to all those who long to know gentleness and love in the world.

The secret puppy

February 3, 2016
Webb, Holly, author.
127 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
When Daisy arrives at the farm campsite where her family is spending their vacation, she knows she’s going to have the best time ever, especially when she finds out that the farm dog has just had puppies! Daisy can’t help falling in love with one puppy in particular, which she secretly names Baxter. Soon the pair are inseparable, and as the end of the vacation draws near, Daisy can’t bear the thought of leaving the puppy behind. Even though she’s known all along that she wouldn’t be able to keep Baxter, how will Daisy ever bring herself to say good-bye?

Rumble of the coaster ghost

February 2, 2016
Cummings, Troy, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2016.
88 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Alexander's class is going on a field trip to an amusement park called Safety Land with really slow, boring rides--but this is Stermont, and when a weird magician tells Alexander and his friends that the roller coaster is haunted things start to get a lot more interesting.

Mission hurricane

February 2, 2016
Goebel, Jenny, author.
189 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Amy and Dan are shocked to learn that Outcast, a violent renegade who is threatening the lives of innocent people, may be a Cahill family member who is determined to exact revenge.

A new arrival

February 2, 2016
Alter, Anna, 1974- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
111 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
The animals who live in the apartment building on Sprout Street have a new neighbor, Lily, who just moved in from Hawaii.

Dino-Mike and the living fossils

February 2, 2016
Aureliani, Franco, author, illustrator.
121 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
What seems to Mike Evans like a boring dinosaur dig in China turns suddenly dangerous when he finds evidence of a live dinosaur in the neighborhood--and he and his friend Shannon run into a villain in a skull mask called Mr. Bones who is controlling both a feathered dino, and a fierce carnivore.


February 2, 2016
Soderberg, Erin, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
86 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Held prisoner on the kitten pirate ship, "The nine lives," puppy pirates plot their escape.

Emily Prickleback's clever idea

February 2, 2016
Meadows, Daisy, author.
96 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
When Grizelda sends her sand dragon to turn the Prickleback hedgehog family to stone, it's up to Jess, Lily, and Emily Prickleback to find a way to change them back.

Blossom the flower girl fairy

February 2, 2016
Meadows, Daisy, author.
New York : Scholastic Inc., 2016.
163 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
A tisket, a tasket -- Picture perfect -- Flower crown fiasco.
"Here comes the bride! Rachel's aunt Angela is a talented wedding planner. She's organizing the biggest wedding Tippington has ever seen--and she needs Rachel and Kirsty's help. Rachel and Kirsty are put in charge of the bride's flower girls. When Jack Frost shows up uninvited, the wedding is at risk. Luckily for everyone, Blossom the Flower Girl Fairy has a very special kind of magic--and she's determined to make sure this wedding goes off without a hitch!"-- back cover.

Sugar, Gummi and Lollipop

February 2, 2016
Miles, Ellen, author.
89 pages ; 20 cm.
"Where every puppy finds a home"--Cover.
"Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home. Lizzie can't wait to get to her best friend Maria's cabin for some rest and relaxation. When they arrive, the girls discover a box of three puggle puppies waiting for them. Lizzie loves taking care of the sweet dogs but it is a lot of hard work. Will Lizzie be able to find these cute cuddly pups a place to live?"--Page [4] of cover.

Dinosaur boy saves Mars

February 2, 2016
Oakes, Cory Putman.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2016]
213 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: Dinosaur boy.
After heroically saving his classmates, fifth-grader Sawyer's life as a dinosaur-human hybrid has gotten a lot easier until Sawyer, Sylvie, who is part Martian, and Elliot head to Mars in search of Sylvie's missing dad and discover that Mars is trying to kick Pluto out of the solar system.

Spirit week showdown

February 2, 2016
Allen, Crystal.
New York : Balzer + Bray, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublisher, [2016]
227 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Nine-year-old Mya is excited about participating in School Spirit Week, even making a pinky promise with her best friend Naomi to be her partner, but when she accidentally gets paired with the biggest bully in school, Mean Connie, Naomi is mad at Maya for breaking her promise, so she must learn to work with Mean Connie and try and get her friend back.

On edge

February 2, 2016
Price, Gin, author.
Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pencil, 2015.
viii, 263 pages ; 22 cm.

Baker's magic

February 2, 2016
Zahler, Diane, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone, 2016.
330 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Bee is an orphan in the poor kingdom of Aradyn, and when she is caught stealing a bun from a bakery, the lonely baker offers to take her on as an apprentice--but when she meets Princess Anika, and the evil mage Joris who is her "guardian" she embarks on a journey to save Anika, and restore the kingdom its rightful ruler.

The brave kitten

February 2, 2016
Webb, Holly, author.
124 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Helena loves helping out at the animal hospital where her cousin Lucy works. One day, the girls find a young cat who's been injured by a car. Helena helps to care for the cat she names Caramel, but when it's time for him to go home, Caramel's owner can't be found. Caramel doesn't want to be kept at the animal hospital, and he especially doesn't like the scratchy cast on his leg. But if no one comes forward to claim him, how will he ever have a place to call home?"--Page [4] of cover.

Crusader king : a novel of Baldwin IV and the crusades

February 2, 2016
Peek, Susan.
Charlotte, NC : Tan Books, ©2003.
xi, 193 pages : map ; 22 cm

Jack and the snackstalk

February 1, 2016
Jones, Noah (Noah Z.), author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2016.
71 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
It is scary movie night at Moldylocks' house; the guests are Princess Pink and Moldy's cousin Jack, who has brought some nasty-tasting jelly beans for a snack--but when the beans sprout into a pillar of snacks the three friends climb up and find themselves sharing a tasty but dangerous adventure in Snackland.

Herobrine's message

February 1, 2016
Wolfe, Sean Fay, 1997- author.
New York, NY : Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
771 pages ; 20 cm.
"An unofficial Minecraft-fan adventure"--Cover.
President Stan and his council are joined by a mysterious adversary in their efforts to reunite and gain freedom for the server-based Republic of Elementia.

Sky the unwanted kitten

February 1, 2016
Webb, Holly, author.
122 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Originally published in Great Britain, 2008.
Lucy is unhappy about having to move to a new house and leave all her friends behind. Her parents hope that a cat might help her to settle in, so they surprise her with Sky--a beautiful Siamese kitten. Lucy falls in love with Sky, but she's still upset with her parents and pretends that she's not interested in the kitten. Poor Sky is left feeling confused and alone. Why doesn't Lucy want her?

Will you be my friend?

February 1, 2016
Night, P. J., author.
140 pages ; 20 cm.
"Beth Picard has always felt a little different from her friends. For one thing, she doesn't remember anything about her life before she and her mother moved into the house they live in now. Then one day, Beth learns about a girl in a nearby town who looks like her-- exactly like her. Could it be a long lost sister or cousin? Does this girl hold the key to Beth's memories? And if so, does Beth really want to know the truth about her past? Does she even have a choice?"-- provided by publisher.

Joker's magic mayhem

February 1, 2016
Bright, J. E., author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, 2016.
81 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Batman and Robin battle the Joker at a charity magic show.

Two-Face face-off

February 1, 2016
Sutton, Laurie, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, 2016.
81 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Two-Face is on the loose and his crimes have Batman and Robin working double time to the flip of his lucky coin.

The crocodile tomb

January 29, 2016
Paver, Michelle, author.
New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2016.
262 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
"Hylas and Pirra arrive in Egypt to search for the powerful dagger, but Telemon and the Crows are there too, and they will stop at nothing to find the dagger first"-- Provided by publisher. Includes historical notes.

Dive into danger

January 29, 2016
Halls, Kelly Milner, 1957- author.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2016]
pages cm.
Fourteen-year-old Pudge spends most of his time in the basement avoiding his marine biologist father and playing World of Warcraft, but when missing school earns him a suspension and he joins his father at work, he must summon real courage to help a mother humpback whale.

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