New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

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

Shai & Emmie star in Dancy pants!

January 22, 2018
Wallis, Quvenzhané, 2003- author.
117 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Third-grader Shai, paired with her best friend Emmie and classmate Rio in a major dance competition, makes a bet with her rival, Gabby, and then must push Emmie to win.


January 22, 2018
Klimo, Kate, author.
145 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
"Susan--the Welsh corgi presented to Princess Elizabeth on her eighteenth birthday--reveals secrets of life in Buckingham Palace"-- Provided by publisher. Includes historical notes and information about the breed.

War of the realms : a Valkyrie novel

January 22, 2018
O'Hearn, Kate, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2018.
372 pages ; 22 cm.
With the rainbow bridge closed, Freya and the Valkyries must find another way to try to stop the war that threatens not just Asgard, but the human world, as well.

Make friends

January 22, 2018
Dillard, Sarah, 1961- author, illustrator.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2018]
139 pages : illustrations, music ; 18 cm.
"When Miss Poppy assigns the troop a new badge--Making Friends--the girls think it will be easy. They're already friends, so what more is there to do?! But when the Acorn Scouts learn they will need to team up with the boys in the Maple Scouts as part of the badge, everything changes"-- Provided by publisher.

All three stooges

January 22, 2018
Perl, Erica S., author.
233 pages ; 22 cm
While preparing for their bar mitzvahs, comedy-obsessed Noah and Dash find their friendship threatened by a personal tragedy.

The last gargoyle

January 22, 2018
Durham, Paul (Paul Joseph), 1972- author.
280 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Penhallow Fitch, a gargoyle assigned to protect a Boston apartment building, must fight against evil spirits called Netherkin and the Boneless King to keep the residents of the building and the city safe.

Bad Kitty : camp daze

January 19, 2018
Bruel, Nick, author, illustrator.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2018.
160 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Kitty's life is really hard. Like really, REALLY hard. All she asks for is twenty-two hours a day to sleep and food to be delivered morning and night. But does she get it? No. And when Puppy and Baby get a little rambunctious during her naptime, Kitty gets bonked on the head and starts to believe she's... a dog.

Flower Moon

January 19, 2018
Linko, G. J., author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]
242 pages ; 22 cm
Tempest and Tally Temple, mirror twins inseparable since birth, are now thirteen and being pulled apart by the same force that has separated other twins in their family, but Tally is determined to fight back.

The gift of the Magi

January 19, 2018
Henry, O., 1862-1910.
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2008.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
A husband and wife sacrifice treasured possessions in order to buy each other Christmas presents.

Tiger Streak's tale

January 18, 2018
Castle, Jennifer, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
113 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Sisters Addie and Clara are called upon by the Wishing Wings to help a newly-emerged butterfly, Tiger Streak, who was cursed to think she is a bee.

The wishing wings

January 18, 2018
Castle, Jennifer, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
113 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Just after sisters Addie and Clara move to the country, they discover magical butterflies called Wishing Wings that need their help to lift a dark enchantment.

Tiana's best surprise

January 18, 2018
Roehl, Tessa, author.
New York : Random House, [2018]
125 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Princess Tiana is planning a surprise. Her father's birthday is coming up and she wants to make him the best gumbo ever. But there's one problem--she's never made gumbo without her father's help"-- Provided by publisher.

Caveboy is a hit!

January 17, 2018
Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta, author.
71 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Chapter 1. Opening Day -- Chapter 2. Pitching Practice -- Chapter 3. Lost and Found.
On the first day of "baseskull" season, Caveboy teaches Mags the basics of batting, helps her find her talent for pitching, and saves his teammates from danger while searching for a missing necklace at the end of practice.

Night of the living things

January 17, 2018
Benton, Jim, author, illustrator.
95 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
When Patti asks for help with her large cello, Victor and Dumpylumps spring into action. Meanwhile, Victor needs to save the world from the zombie apocalypse.

The Bad Guys in intergalactic gas

January 17, 2018
Blabey, Aaron, author, illustrator.
137 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"The bad news? The world is ending. The good news? The Bad Guys are back to save it! Sure, they might have to "borrow" a rocket. And there might be something nasty in one of the spacesuits. And Mr. Piranha miiiiight have eaten too many bean burritos. Surviving this mission may only be one small step for man, but it's one giant leap for the Bad Guys"--Back cover.

The book of Spinjitzu

January 17, 2018
Beechen, Adam, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2017]
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
From Master Wu: My father, the First Spinjitzu Master, taught me the ways of Spinjitzu and the wonders of Ninjago. Since I was a boy I have recorded these lessons so that I may teach others. Parts of this book are from journals I kept as a child and young man (yes, I was young once!) and others have been written in as I have learned them.

Cyber-thief showdown

January 17, 2018
Stilton, Geronimo, author.
107 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm.
Translation of: C'è un pirata in internet.
"Based on an idea by Elisabetta Dami"--Title page verso.
When he begins receiving packages containing useless things he did not order, Geronimo Stilton discovers that someone on the Internet has stolen his identity, a dilemma that compels him to enlist the help of computer expert Professor Margo Bitmouse, who helps Geronimo track down the hacker.


January 17, 2018
Teagan, Erin, author.
164 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Luciana is over the moon--she's going to Space Camp! But when she's picked to lead her team in a robot challenge, instead of rocketing her crew to success she steers them straight into trouble. After that, her teammates don't trust her. In fact, Luci's pretty sure they don't even like her. It's great to be good at science--but Luci learns that it's not enough. If she's ever going to make it to Mars, she's got to be someone her crew can depend on, no matter what"--Publisher.

Luciana : braving the deep

January 17, 2018
Teagan, Erin, author.
164 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"In her second novel, Luciana is off to youth astronaut training camp! She hopes to be chosen to dive to an underwater habitat where real astronauts train for life in space. But when Luci accuses her diving partner of sabotage, no one believes her and her chances of making the diving team sink fast. Things hit rock bottom when Luci has an underwater crisis. Suddenly, making the dive team isn't her biggest worry. She'll have to conquer her fears if she ever wants to make it to Mars. If she can't, will she have to kiss her dreams of becoming an astronaut good-bye?"--Provided by publisher.

Natalia takes the lead

January 17, 2018
Hutton, Clare, author.
173 pages ; 20 cm.
When wedding guests and their dogs arrive at Seaview House, Natalia agrees to watch and walk all the guests' dogs but runs into trouble when one of the dogs goes missing.

Keep calm and sparkle on!

January 17, 2018
Aronson, Sarah, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2018.
182 pages ; 20 cm.
Seeking to succeed at level two of fairy godmother training, Isabelle faces a conundrum when her new princess asks her to grant a wish that will make her old princess very upset.

Monster power

January 17, 2018
Katschke, Judy, author.
91 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Based on the television series The Magic School Bus: Rides Again."
"Based on the Magic School Bus series [created by] Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen"--Title page verso.
Ms. Frizzle takes the class on a camping trip, but Arnold is worried about monsters, and sets out to create a "Monster Scaring Perimeter" powered by a generator to keep the lights on--and in the process the class learns about sources of clean energy (and maybe monsters).

The risky rescue

January 17, 2018
Luper, Eric, author.
119 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
When Evan and Cleo sneak into the enchanted library at night they find that Locke has already forced his way into a book, and when they follow they find themselves in a plane that promptly crashes into the Amazon rainforest--and with the help of a boy named Gabriel, (and a friendly sloth) they have to survive the jungle and find the golden statue that is the next treasure in their quest before Locke gets his hands on it.

Fenway and Hattie up to new tricks

January 17, 2018
Coe, Victoria J., author.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
177 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Fenway's life is pretty great, except for the strange stripey chipmunks that have suddenly appeared in the Dog Park behind his house. He's determined to catch them, but one of their hiding places contains some stinging insects. Ouch! Fenway thinks he can take care of this injury himself, but his humans don't let him. They take him to the Place of Fear and then Hattie doesn't even help him take off the Cone of Doom!

Beyond Never Land

January 17, 2018
Thorpe, Kiki, author.
107 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
When Tinker Bell takes Gabby's great-grandfather's model ship, sets sail for Shadow Island, and disappears, it is up to Gabby and the other Never Girls to search for their missing fairy friend.

Shadow weaver

January 17, 2018
Connolly, MarcyKate, author.
310 pages ; 21 cm
Twelve-year-old Emmeline possesses the unique ability to manipulate shadows. When her magical powers are threatened by a noble family, she desperately turns to Dar, her shadow friend, who offers to save her if Emmeline makes Dar flesh again, but this bargain only puts Emmeline's life in further jeopardy.

Bailey, the Wonder Dog

January 16, 2018
Royce, Brenda Scott, author.
San Diego, CA : Studio Fun International, 2017.
121 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"ASPCA Kids."
A sick, abused dog found in an alley by members of the Pet Rescue Club is finally well and ready to be adopted when she proves herself a hero.

The haunting on Heliotrope Lane

January 16, 2018
Keene, Carolyn, author.
159 pages ; 22 cm.
Nancy's classmate, Willa, needs her help. Willa is convinced something is terribly wrong with her friend Izzy, but everyone has dismissed Willa's concerns, saying it's just teen angst. But Willa thinks it's more than that; she thinks Izzy is possessed.

Peryton panic

January 16, 2018
Quill, Penumbra, author.
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
108 pages ; 20 cm
Join the Cutie Mark Crusaders--Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom, and Scootaloo---as they read mysteries, legends, ghost stories, and every other kind of tale that makes a mane stand on end. From Ponyville School classmates to Rainbow Dash to the Princess of the Night herself, you never know who else...or what else...awaits as they set out to solve seeming supernatural mysteries around

The eternity elixir

January 16, 2018
Cole, Frank, 1977- author.
Salt Lake City, Utah : Shadow Mountain, [2018]
297 pages ; 21 cm.
"Aspiring Potion Master Gordy Stitser must prevent the Eternity Elixir from falling into the hands of the rebel Elixirists who are working to release the most powerful potion master of all time and take over the world"--Provided by publisher.

Some assembly required

January 16, 2018
Lynch, Brian (Brian Michael), 1973-, author.
187 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Welcome to Toy Academy: where toys learn to play. This is where action figures train to battle, stuffed animals study the art of the hug, and collectibles practice standing very, very still.


January 16, 2018
Freeman, Martha, 1956- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2018]
290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
Eleven-year-olds Luis and Maura investigate the cause of a long-term, city-wide power outage in Hampton, New Jersey. Includes facts about electric power and instructions for assembling an emergency kit.

Bug Blonsky and his very long list of don'ts

January 16, 2018
Redmond, E. S., author, illustrator.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
75 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
If seven-year-old Benjamin (aka Bug) Blonsky were a superhero, he'd be "Bug Boy with the Power to Annoy." That's what his big sister says. Mom says he's wiggly and can't sit still. Dad says he's easily distracted. On this day, Bug's "choices" of drawing pictures of pig roller coasters during math time, making armpit noises when his teacher bends over have landed him in a heap of trouble, so now he's writing a list of what not to do: his list of don'ts.

Escape from Aleppo

January 16, 2018
Senzai, N. H., author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2018]
326 pages ; 22 cm
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
After Nadia is separated from her family while fleeing the civil war, she spends the next four days with a mysterious old man who helps her navigate the checkpoints and snipers of the rebel, ISIS, and Syrian armies that are littering Aleppo on her way to meeting her father at the Turkish border.

Warrior genius

January 16, 2018
DiMartino, Michael Dante, author.
350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
"For years, Supreme Creator Nerezza has used fear and violence to rule her empire, seeking to eradicate anyone with a Genius. Then, twelve-year-old Giacomo emerged from hiding and joined a young generation of fellow artists paired with Geniuses. Together, they began a rebellion against her."-- Provided by publisher.

Black Panther : the young prince

January 16, 2018
Smith, Ronald L. (Ronald Lenard), 1959- author.
264 pages ; 22 cm
"He felt the mesh of the Vibranium under his fingertips, smooth yet hard at the same time. It almost seemed like it pulsed. Like it wanted to be worn. 'This is the suit of the Black Panther,' T'Challa whispered. 'The suit of my father and his father before him.' He let the fabric fall from his hands and unfurl toward the floor. 'I have to do this,' he said. 'I have no choice.'"--Page [4] of cover.


January 16, 2018
Bradford, Chris, author.
269 pages ; 21 cm.
"When surfing champion Charley Hunter is assigned to protect teenage rock idol Ash Wild on his sold-out US tour, she soon finds out what it really means to live the rock star lifestyle. Faced with a growing number of death threats, several suspicious accidents, and an unruly celebrity, Charley has her work cut out for her keeping Ash alive on the tour"-- Provided by publisher.

Battle of the bands

January 16, 2018
Reed, Melody, author.
New York, NY : Little Bee Books, [2018]
93 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Keyboardist Jasmine, age eight, tries to convince her bandmates, Maggie, Becca, and Scarlet, to prove themselves in a Battle of the Bands competition, despite their poor equipment.

Battle of the boss-monster

January 15, 2018
Cummings, Troy, author.
New York, NY : Branches, Scholastic Inc., [2018]
90 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
In the year since Alexander and his father moved to Stermont, he and his friends in the Super Secret Monster Patrol of Stermont Elementary have defeated all kinds of monsters, but now they face their greatest challenge, the boss-monster who has kidnapped fellow monster fighter Ms. Vanderpants and stolen the Notebook of Doom--and they have to do it before Alexander turns eight and stops being able to see monsters.

Bloom's ball

January 15, 2018
Bliss, Emily, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
116 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Unicorn Princess Bloom asks the human girl Cressida to help with final preparations for her birthday party, but when they discover quails destroying the party decorations and realize that the invitation to Princess Bloom's best friend has gone astray, they fear the celebration will be ruined.

Fire! Fire!

January 15, 2018
Lysiak, Hilde, 2006- author.
New York, NY : Branches/Scholastic Inc., 2018.
85 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
When Nina's antique store burns down, nine-year old reporter Hilde and her sister/photographer, Izzy, are determined to investigate the cause for the Orange Street News--and their main clue is a bird's nest of baby blue jays.

Prism's paint

January 15, 2018
Bliss, Emily, author.
111 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
After one of Ernest the wizard-lizard's spells goes awry, draining color from Princess Prism and her domain, the unicorn princesses call on the human girl Cressida to help Prism locate the Valley of Light's missing rainbow so she regain her magic and repaint the land and creatures.

Battle with the Britons!

January 15, 2018
Northfield, Gary, 1969- author.
cclxxiii pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Before he can gain his freedom, Emperor Hadrian sends Julius Zebra on one last mission to Britannia where he and his fellow gladiators discover how much the Britons dislike the Romans.

Heidi Heckelbeck has a new best friend

January 15, 2018
Coven, Wanda, author.
118 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Heidi's new neighbor wants to become Heidi's best friend"-- Provided by publisher.

Humphrey's pet show panic

January 15, 2018
Birney, Betty G., author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
90 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
When a dog gets too close to Humphrey at the town pet show, Og the Frog saves the day and Humphrey sees that having a great friend is the best prize he could possibly win.

I spy Deuce Gorgon!

January 15, 2018
Von Spooks, Misty, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
135 pages ; 21 cm.
The tradition of the hugely successful original fiction series for Monster High continues.

The it girl in Rome

January 15, 2018
Birchall, Katy, author.
314 pages ; 22 cm.
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by Egmont UK Limited"--Title page verso.
Anna Huntley, her friends, and her ACTUAL boyfriend (definitely requires shouting) Connor are going on a class trip to Rome! This is the ideal opportunity for Anna not only to escape the craziness of her dads wedding to his world-famous actress fiance, but also to have a real romantic date with Connor.

My Little Pony. Pinkie Pie steps up

January 15, 2018
Berrow, G. M., author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
170 pages ; 21 cm.
At head of title: My Little Pony.
"Inspired by the movie"--Cover.
After being noticed by songbird Serenade, Pinkie Pie is offered a spot as a backup dancer for the famous pop star, but when things go missing during rehearsals it's up to Pinkie Pie to track down the culprit.

Harley Quinn at Super Hero High

January 15, 2018
Yee, Lisa, author.
200 pages ; 22 cm.
"Harley Quinn loves fighting crime with her classmates like Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Supergirl, but she always does it her with own madcap style--and a big mallet! It's no surprise that Harley can't resist getting involved with an upcoming inter-school battle of the bands and a fantastic cosmic carnival that appears only once a year--and this year, it's coming to Earth! But as things get stranger, Harley knows how to get to the bottom of a mystery--and deliver a great punch line while doing it!"--Provided by publisher.

Fairy Mom and me

January 15, 2018
Kinsella, Sophie, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2018]
146 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Ella Brook cannot wait to grow up and be a fairy just like her mom, even though her fairy mom's spells often backfire and Ella usually has to come to the rescue with a well-timed suggestion or manual clean-up.

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