New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

April 28, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The real Z

April 27, 2017
Calonita, Jen, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2017]
147 pages ; 20 cm
"American girl."
"1"--Spine.
When Suzie Yang is chosen to make a short narrative film for the CloudSong Seattle Film Festival Young Filmmakerś⁰₉ Contest, she finds she must be her genuine self to make a motion picture she can be pleased with.

Donut go breaking my heart

April 27, 2017
Nelson, Suzanne, 1976- author.
©2017.
275 pages ; 20 cm

The Bad Guys in the furball strikes back

April 27, 2017
Blabey, Aaron, author.
©2016
138 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"First published by Scholastic Australia Pty Limited in 2016."
Still yearning to be seen as heroes, Wolf, Shark, Snake, and Piranha set out to rescue ten thousand chickens from a high-tech cage farm--but one unexpected problem is Mr. Snake himself, also known as "The Chicken Swallower."

The song of glory and ghost

April 27, 2017
Wilson, Nathan D., author.
©2017
336 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
"Sam Miracle never thought that his future could lie in the past. But after leaping through centuries at the side of a mystical time walker, Sam and his best friend, Glory, know that the next morning's sun could belong to yesterday as easily as tomorrow. But no day is safe. Since the Vulture escaped, Sam and Glory's greatest nemesis has left no time nor place unmarked by his path of destruction. At least Sam and Glory have Peter, the youngest version of their mentor, Father Tiempo, to help repair the sands of time... until they don't. Determined to save their friend from the Vulture's clutches, Sam and Glory put their trust in Ghost, a creature from before time itself. But now, the sidekick must fill the legend's shoes, the hero must play backup, and the powers they have yet to discover might just hold the key to protecting every last second for eons to come." -- Publisher's description.

Rosco the rascal : in the land of snow

April 27, 2017
Gorian, Shana.
Lexington, KY : CreateSpace, 2015.
102 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Brother and sister James and Mandy are spending a winter weekend at a cabin with their lively German shepherd, Rosco. Rosco has never experienced snow before and now he will get the chance to romp around in it, high in the mountains. The kids will build snowmen and brave a steep sledding hill. But will a mysterious visitor bring trouble? And will Rosco's curious nature spoil the weekend for the kids, or will it save the day?

Rosco the rascal visits the pumpkin patch

April 27, 2017
Gorian, Shana, author.
[North Charleston, South Carolina] : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.
93 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
James, Mandy and their dog Rosco head to the pumpkin patch to choose a pumpkin for Halloween.

Tenney shares the stage

April 26, 2017
Hertz, Kellen, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2017]
189 pages ; 20 cm
"American girl."
"3"--Spine.
With her recording contract signed, Tenney is set up to make an album, however when her songwriting accomplice and drummer Logan abruptly vanishes, Tenney marvels in the event that she might want to go solo.

Remy Sneakers vs. the Robo-rats

April 26, 2017
Sherry, Kevin, author, illustrator.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2017.
124 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
There has been a break in at the Science Museum, and the chief suspect is Remington Raccoon, commonly known as Remy Sneakers, so with the help of Stix the mouse, and other city critters, Remy sets out to discover the truth--and the Critter Crew finds themselves up against a criminal mastermind and his army of robo-rodents.

Ugly cat & Pablo

April 26, 2017
Quintero, Isabel, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2017.
88 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Ugly cat and Pablo couldn't be more different, but when these two mejor amigos come together, there are loads of laughs, slithery misunderstandings, and tasty treats.

Fair ball

April 24, 2017
Jeter, Derek, 1974- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2017]
146 pages ; 24 cm
"Jeter Children's."
"Derek is juggling finals and a baseball tournament during the last few weeks of school, but when his friend Dave starts ignoring him, Derek's perfect summer starts to look less fun"-- Provided by publisher.

Lola Levine and the vacation dream

April 24, 2017
Brown, Monica, 1969- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
88 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Lola is ecstatic to learn that their family will visit her favorite aunt in Peru, where she and Ben discover the wonderful adventures to be found in Lima while struggling to stay out of trouble.

Tank & Fizz : the case of the missing mage

April 24, 2017
O'Donnell, Liam, 1970- author.
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2017.
190 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
"In this illustrated middle-grade novel and third book in the Tank and Fizz series, a goblin detective and technology-tinkering troll must mix magic and gadgetry to defeat the evil doom mages."-- Provided by publisher.

I am Fartacus

April 21, 2017
Maciejewski, Mark, author.
©2017
325 pages ; 22 cm
"Meet Chub. He's a lot like you ... if you're a short, (accidentally) bald immigrant who spends your life plotting to take down your middle-school nemesis. Chub knows he'll never be one of the cool kids --and he doesn't care. All he wants is to show everyone that class hero Archer 'The Arch' Norris isn't the great guy everyone thinks he is. Armed with embarrassing photos, a pair of the Arch's dirty underwear, and a talent for mischief that would make any supervillain proud, Chub sets out to bring down the Arch's empire of lies in a winner-takes-all final showdown. The one thing that's not part of the plan? Becoming the most unlikely hero that Alanmoore Middle School's ever seen" --Inside jacket.

Sam in winter

April 21, 2017
Vendel, Edward van de, author.
Grand Rapids Michigan : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2017.
149 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Sequel to: A dog like Sam.
"Sam, the mysterious dog Kix met last summer, is now a part of the family. But Sam has been acting strangely lately, and even Kix can't ignore the fact that his beloved dog is getting old. Still, Kix isn't worried -until the day sam disappears and doesn't come back. As winter sets in, Kix becomes desperate to find Sam, so desperate that he decides to turn to an old enemy for help. Will they be able to rescue Sam before it is too late?" --Back cover.

The fearsome firebird

April 20, 2017
Oliver, Lauren, 1982- author.
©2017
323 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Sam, Philippa, Thomas, and Max have just started to recover from their capture and subsequent escape from Rattigan. But the children's lives don't stay quiet for long. A slew of bank robberies is terrorizing the city. And when Professor Farnum, the ringmaster of the museum's now immensely popular flea circus, is charged with murder, the search for the real killer uncovers a plot much bigger than any individual crime--a plot that can only be the work of Nicholas Rattigan.

Momotaro : Xander and the dream thief

April 20, 2017
Dilloway, Margaret, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2017.
329 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"To rid himself of nightmares, twelve-year-old Xander summons the baku, a mythical creature that eats dreams, but he goes too far and jeopardizes all his dreams as well as the dreams of his family and friends"--Provided by publisher.

Shattered sky

April 20, 2017
Hunter, Erin, author.
©2017
285 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
After the ShadowClan falls, a group of rogues and their cruel leader are ruling the pine forest, and the Clan's only hope is to find the lost SkyClan and fulfill the StarClan's prophecy.

Zombie apocalypse

April 20, 2017
Frade, B. A., author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
139 pages ; 20 cm.
"When their pranks start turning scary and real zombies arrive on the scene, twins Tyler and Ryan must find a way to undo the damage they--and the Tales from the Scaremaster book that seems to be pulling the strings--have caused"-- Provided by publisher.

Apartment 1986

April 20, 2017
Papademetriou, Lisa, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
255 pages ; 22 cm
Skipping a day at her elite New York City prep school when things get a bit too intense, Callie befriends a boy who is doing research throughout the city's museums while they try to reveal why her grandmother wants to travel back to 1986.

Under locker and key

April 20, 2017
Hymas, Allison K., author.
New York : Aladdin, 2017.
244 pages ; 22 cm.
"In the jungle that is middle school, Jeremy Wilderson is the world's one and only retrieval specialist. He'll find and return your stolen property before the last bell rings. Business is good, and if it weren't for the meddling of Becca Mills, whose number one goal is to put Jeremy in detention for life, he'd be happier than a gym teacher on dodgeball day. But when Jeremy botches a job, he accidentally places the master key to every locker in the hands of an aspiring crime kingpin. Retrieving the key is too big a job for one crime fighter, and there's only one person who wants the key returned as much as Jeremy does: Becca Mills. Lockers are being robbed, teachers are hunting for the culprit, and the only person Jeremy can turn to is the one who wants to bring him down. If he doesn't watch his back, he'll end up in detention until his last day of high school" --Inside jacket.

Lucky broken girl

April 20, 2017
Behar, Ruth, 1956- author.
©2017
243 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must rely on books, art, her family, and friends in her multicultural neighborhood when an accident puts her in a body cast.

One hundred spaghetti strings

April 20, 2017
Nails, Jen, author.
New York, NY : Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
298 pages ; 22 cm
Includes recipes (pages 257-298)
Since Steffy was little, she and her older sister, Nina, have lived with beloved Auntie Gina. But when Steffy and Nina's dad comes home to live with them, everything changes. So Steffy does what she does best: she cooks her way through the hardest year of her life. But sometimes her life feels like a kitchen-sink meal--too many ingredients that don't quite work. All Steffy wants is for her family to be whole again. --Provided by Publisher.

Wilma Tenderfoot and the case of the rascal's revenge

April 20, 2017
Kennedy, Emma, 1967-
London : Macmillan Children's, 2011.
286 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Wilma Tenderfoot (small but determined -- and slightly accident prone -- assistant to the greatest living detective, Theodore P. Goodman) and her beloved beagle, Pickle, are on their most cracking case yet! The whole of Cooper Island is under threat, Mr Goodman has more on his plate than even he can handle, and Wilma is on the cusp of solving the conundrum of her birthright. But things always always get worse before they get better (everyone knows that!) -- so hold onto your hats, take out the mansize tissues, and get reading...
"Wilma Tenderfoot (small but determined - and slightly accident prone - assistant to the greatest living detective, Theodore P. Goodman) and her beloved beagle, Pickle, are on their most cracking case yet! The whole of Cooper Island is under threat, Mr Goodman has more on his plate than even he can handle, and Wilma is on the cusp of solving the conundrum of her birthright. But things always always get worse before they get better (everyone knows that!)--so hold onto your hats, take out the mansize tissues, and get reading"--The publisher.

The bow-wow bus

April 19, 2017
Jacobs, Paul DuBois, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2017.
91 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Cassie Tyleŕ⁰₉s first grade class visits the Animal Inn for their field trip and has a wild time meeting the residents, which include gerbils, dogs, cats, and birds.

The road home

April 19, 2017
Hapka, Cathy, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2017.
175 pages ; 22 cm.
Nina is worrying about her best friend's dwindling interest in riding while discovering that someone has been sneaking into the barn and riding Breezy without permission.

Wolves vs. zombies

April 19, 2017
Mann, Greyson, author.
©2017
110 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Will must choose between taming a wolf and rescuing his brother from zombies"-- Provided by publisher.

The Titanic mission

April 19, 2017
Gutman, Dan, author.
©2017.
225 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 22 cm.
"Four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history's most important events. This time, Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel are headed to the deck of the doomed Titanic. Their mission? Capture a shot of the sinking ship, then come right back. The only problem is, once they arrive aboard the ship, the four friends can't agree on what to do next. Should they try to save the passengers? Or maybe bring back a priceless book before it sinks with the ship? Real historical photographs put young readers right in the action and back matter separates fact from fiction" -- Adapted from publisher.

Willows vs. Wolverines

April 19, 2017
Cherry, Alison, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2017.
346 pages ; 22 cm
When twelve-year-old Izzy invents a master-prankster brother, her popularity soars at Camp Foxtail until her neglected best friend, Mackenzie, snaps and reveals her secret.

The invisible cat!

April 19, 2017
Jones, Pip (Children's story writer)
©2014
68 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
"Squishy McFluff" at head of title.
Can you see him? My kitten? Close your eyes tight. His fur is so soft and all silvery white Imagine him quick! Have you imagined enough? Oh, good, you can see him! It's Squishy McFluff! When Ava discovers an imaginary cat in the cabbage patch, she knows she's found a new best friend.

Adventures in Peaseblossom Woods

April 18, 2017
Jones, Janey, 1968- author.
©2016
181 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Basil the bear cub -- Dancer the wild pony -- Martha the little mouse -- Violet the velvet rabbit.
In this compilation of four previously published works, Superfairies Rose, Berry, Star, and Silk use their unique powers to rescue the animals of Peaseblossom Woods from the troubles their youth and enthusiasm create.

Escape from funland

April 18, 2017
Doyle, Bill H., 1968- author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
199 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
The Talaska family enters a contest to win a home makeover.

In over their heads

April 18, 2017
Haddix, Margaret Peterson, author.
©2017
307 pages ; 22 cm
Twelve-year-old twins Nick and Eryn and their robot stepsiblings, Jackson and Ava, try to save humanity from killer robots.

Escape from Lion's Head

April 18, 2017
Hughes, Devon, author.
©2017
viii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"A fox-bat named Kozmo joins the Unnaturals as they embark on a dangerous journey to the Greenplains while their human allies try to uncover the truth about why the mutant animals were created"-- Provided by publisher.

Supermarket sweep!

April 18, 2017
Jones, Pip (Children's story writer)
London : Faber & Faber, 2014.
73 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.
"Squishy McFluff, the invisible cat"--T.p.
Ava is not looking forward to shopping with Mum but things become more interesting when Ava's naughty, invisible cat Squishy McFluff comes along.

Cody and the rules of life

April 17, 2017
Springstubb, Tricia, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
167 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Baffled by her best friend's urging to swap favorite toys, Cody sadly gives away her Gremlin toy and finds herself struggling to trust when her older brother's beloved bicycle goes missing.

My life as a ninja

April 17, 2017
Tashjian, Janet, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
218 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Christy Ottaviano books."
"Derek Fallon has expanded his taste in cartoons to the world of manga and anime. Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek has fun learning about all the cool aspects of ninja culture. When someone starts vandalizing their school with graffiti of a mischievous troll-like figure, these ninjas-in-training are convinced they'll be able to crack the case. But it turns out that being a ninja is a lot more work than they thought, and this adventure brings about new opportunities for Derek to embarrass himself. For once, can he be the hero that saves the day?"--Provided by publisher.

Pick your poison

April 17, 2017
Child, Lauren, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
517 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Thirteen-year-old genius and undercover agent Ruby Redfort finds herself dealing with poisonous rumors floating around the community of Twinford that compel her to brush up on her martial arts skills.

Trouble at school for Marvin & James

April 17, 2017
Broach, Elise, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
104 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Christy Ottaviano books."
Marvin the beetle finds adventure when his human friend James takes him to school.

The end of the wild

April 17, 2017
Helget, Nicole Lea, 1976- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
266 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Eleven-year old Fern doesn't have the easiest life. Her stepfather is out of work, and she's responsible for puttind dinner on the table --not to mention keeping her wild younger brothers out of trouble. The woods near their home is her only refuge, where she finds food and plays with her neighbor's dog. But when a fracking company rolls into town, her special grove could be ripped away, and no one else seems to care. Her stepfather needs the money that a job with the frackers could bring to their family, and her wealthy grandfather likes the business it brings to their town. Even her best friend doesn't understand what the land means to Fern. With no one on her side, how can she save the forest that has protected her for so long?" --Inside jacket.

The last spell

April 17, 2017
White, J. A., author.
©2017
504 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"Kara and her brother, Taff, must find the hidden pieces of Princess Evangeline's grimoire to defeat Rygoth and her army of witches"-- Provided by publisher.

Maggie and the flying horse

April 17, 2017
Baker, E. D., author.
©2017
112 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
To save an injured flying horse, eight-year-old Maggie must journey through the Enchanted Forest, which is full of dangerous trolls and goblins, to find a kindly stableman named Bob, who cares for many different magical animals.

Maggie and the wish fish

April 17, 2017
Baker, E. D., author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
118 pages : black and white illustrations ; 21 cm.
Having increasing difficulties getting along with her stepmother and stepsiblings, Maggie catches a magical fish who promises to grant her a wish if she sets him free, a prospect that challenges her to evaluate her feelings about her complicated family.

Dream magic

April 14, 2017
Khan, Joshua, author.
Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2017.
336 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"A Shadow magic novel" --Cover.
"Things are looking dire for the inhabitants of Castle Gloom and the surrounding villages. The undead are leaving their graves in droves, a troll army is on march from the north, and people are mysteriously disappearing from their homes. The citizens of Gehenna are blaming their misfortunes on Lilith Shadow, their young queen. They believe she has cursed them by using magic, a practice long forbidden to women. With her trusty executioner among the missing and her Black Guard soldiers busy battling trolls, it is up to Lily and her friend Thorn to root out the real cause of all the trouble. Their search will uncover ugly truths and eventually lead to a nightmarish confrontation with nothing less than the sovereignty of the realm at stake" --Inside jacket.

The forgetting spell : a Wishing Day novel

April 14, 2017
Myracle, Lauren, 1969- author.
©2017
344 pages ; 22 cm.
With her wishing day approaching, Darya wants to forget the tradition exists, but when painful memories resurface, she realizes the decision of what to wish for, or what not to wish for, is one of the most important choices of her life.

Monster rescue : go get Lagoona!

April 14, 2017
Von Spooks, Misty.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, [2017]
149 pages ; 21 cm.
Draculaura, Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf, and Cleo De Nile can't wait to bring another monster home to the clawsome new Monster High! Their next creeperific rescue mission leads them to the Great Barrier Reef to find the fintastic surfing sea ghoul, Lagoona Blue. But when a tropical cyclone strands the ghouls in the Australian Outback, their undersea quest is shipwrecked! Can the ghoulfriends put their brains together to find Lagoona and make their way home?

The year of the garden

April 14, 2017
Cheng, Andrea, author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
117 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"Follows perceptive, astute Anna as she strives to grow a perfect garden -- only to realize that the garden she grows with her new friend is more than good enough, weeds and all"-- Provided by publisher.

The heist

April 14, 2017
Scott, Cavan, author.
©2017
136 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"Two kids take on the Empire. Still on the hunt for their kidnapped parents, Milo and Lina Graf head to Lothal in search of an ally. But when something precious is stolen from them, they have to embark on their most dangerous mission yet!"--Page [4] of cover.

Ashes to Asheville

April 14, 2017
Dooley, Sarah, author.
©2017
243 pages ; 22 cm
"Twelve-year-old Fella is swept away on a wild road trip by her older sister Zany to fulfill their late mother's dying wish"-- Provided by publisher.

Chester and Gus

April 14, 2017
McGovern, Cammie, author.
©2017
249, 9 pages : 22 cm
Includes an excerpt from the author's Just my luck.
Chester has always wanted to become a service dog, but when he fails his certification test it seems like that dream will never come true, that is until a family adopts him to be a companion for their ten-year-old son, Gus, who has autism.

The star thief

April 14, 2017
Becker, Lindsey, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
408 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Young parlor maid Honorine and her friend Francis find themselves in the middle of an epic feud between a crew of scientific sailors and the magical constellations come to life"-- Provided by publisher.

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