New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

February 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The world without us

February 26, 2015
Stevenson, Robin, 1968- author.
Victoria, BC, Canada : Orca Book Publishers 2015.
226 pages ; 21 cm

Mini mysteries : 34 tricky tales to untangle

February 26, 2015
Walton, Rick.
Middleton, WI : American Girl, [2015]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"American Girl."
Contains 34 stories for readers to solve. The solutions can be found by lifting the flaps on the back pages of the book.

The bus ride

February 26, 2015
Dubuc, Marianne, 1980-
Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 x 29 cm
Translation of: L'autobus.
English translation by Yvette Ghione.
Clara is excited to be taking the bus to her grandmother's house today. It's the first time she is going on her own. Little does she know that there will be a whole cast of interesting characters keeping her company. The ride just might be more of an adventure than she imagined!

The Wren and the Sparrow

February 26, 2015
Lewis, J. Patrick.
Minneapolis : Kar-Ben Publishing, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"An allegorical tale about Nazi occupied Poland in which a town's residents are forced to turn over their musical instruments. A young student rescues the hurdy-gurdy of her teacher, who has presumably befallen a terrible fate, and later, a young boy finds the instrument and intends to pass it--and the importance of remembering--on to his future grandchildren"-- Provided by publisher.

Witherwood Reform School

February 26, 2015
Skye, Obert, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
231 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Christy Ottaviano Books."
"Siblings Charlotte and Tobias are trapped within a creepy reform school--and entangled in its dark secrets"-- Provided by publisher.

Lost boy

February 26, 2015
Green, Tim, 1963-
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
299 pages ; 24 cm
After a near-fatal car accident, twelve-year-old Ryder's mother needs an operation they cannot afford and while a new friend tries to raise funds, Ryder travels with a grouchy, disabled neighbor, from Yankee Stadium to Turner Field seeking the major league baseball player who might be Ryder's father.

Footer Davis probably is crazy

February 26, 2015
Vaught, Susan, 1965- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2015.
229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
Eleven-year-old Footer and her friends investigate when a nearby farm is burned, the farmer murdered, and his children disappear, but as they follow the clues, Footer starts having flashbacks and wonders if she is going crazy like her mother, who is back in a mental institution near their Mississippi home.

The case of the vanishing emerald

February 26, 2015
Webb, Holly.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
168 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Stripes Publishing, an imprint of Little Tiger Press"--Copyright page.
In Victorian London, Maisie Hitchins, a young detective who lives in her grandmother's boarding house, finds herself immersed in the excitement and glamour of the theater when she investigates the theft of a valuable necklace belonging to an actress friend of a longtime boarder.

Danger in Paris : a Samantha mystery

February 26, 2015
Buckey, Sarah Masters, 1955-
Middleton, WI : American Girl Publishing, [2015]
215 pages ; 20 cm.
Traveling to Paris in 1907 with Grandmary and the Admiral, Samantha and her adopted sister Nellie suspect that someone is trying to harm their beloved grandfather and stop his secret government mission. Includes a glossary of French words and an "Inside Samantha's World" essay about tourism and international tensions in Europe in the early 1900s.

The jazzman's trumpet : a Kit mystery

February 26, 2015
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody.
Middleton, WI : American Girl Publishing, 2015.
179 pages ; 20 cm.
Before Kit can write a news story about an upcoming sold-out jazz concert, sinister pranks threaten to cancel the show and Kit is falsely accused of stealing a valuable trumpet. Includes an "Inside Kit's World" essay about the popularity of jazz and swing music during the Depression.

The smuggler's secrets : a Caroline mystery

February 26, 2015
Ernst, Kathleen, 1959-
Middleton, WI : American Girl Publishing, [2015]
215 pages ; 20 cm.
During the War of 1812, Caroline finds evidence that someone is smuggling precious supplies to the British and fears that the traitor may be her own uncle. Includes an "Inside Caroline's World" essay about smuggling during the War of 1812.

The imaginary

February 26, 2015
Harrold, A. F., 1975-
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
221 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Rudger, an imaginary playmate, must find his friend Amanda before he fades away to nothing, while eluding the only other person who can see him, evil Mr. Bunting, who hunts--and possibly even eats--imaginaries.

Completely Clementine

February 26, 2015
Pennypacker, Sara, 1951- author.
Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2015.
178 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Clementine faces changes at the end of her third grade year and anticipates the birth of her family's new baby.

The syndrome

February 26, 2015
Pearson, Ridley, author.
Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2015.
286 pages ; 19 cm.
Amanda, Jess, and Mattie must use their special abilities to find a missing Kingdom Keeper.

Out at home : a novel

February 26, 2015
Ripken, Cal, Jr., 1960-
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2015.
202 pages ; 22 cm
Twelve-year-olds Mickey Labriogla and Zach "Zoom" Winslow, rivals on and off the baseball field, must learn to work together as teammates to help the Dulaney Orioles win a regional championship game against Zoom's former team.

My big fat zombie goldfish. [3], Fins of fury

February 26, 2015
O'Hara, Mo, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2015.
214 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Frankie goes wild -- Revenge of the paranormal pets.
Tom and Pradeep go on a camping trip and question Tom's older brother's involvement when paranormal pets go missing. Tom must protect his big fat zombie goldfish Frankie before he ends up among the missing.

Servants of the empire. Rebel in the ranks

February 26, 2015
Fry, Jason, 1969- author.
Los Angeles : Disney Lucasfilm Press, 2015.
171 pages ; 20 cm
At head of title: Star Wars rebels.

The Avengers

February 26, 2015
Irvine, Alexander (Alexander C.)
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
225 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Based on the screenplay by Joss Whedon"--Title page.
"Gathered together by S.H.I.E.L.D, Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye must protect the world from ultimate destruction"-- Provided by publisher.


February 26, 2015
Manning, Matthew K.
Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, c2012.
118 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
"A Capstone Imprint."
When the remaining members of the Revolution team are sent to New York to retrieve another Artifact, they find that once again the Collective has beaten them to it, and that the whole mission is a trap--can the exiled Dylan rescue them?

The boy who cried shark

February 25, 2015
Ocean, Davy, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2015.
132 pages : illustrations, 22 cm.
"Originally published as Harry Hammer: shark alert in 2013 in Great Britain by Templar Publishing"--Title page verso.
Harry Hammer thinks he sees a fierce great white shark near Shark Point. He sounds the alarm and everyone panics! Turns out it's just an old basking shark, and now everyone is furious. After a couple more minnow-size mistakes, Harry sees a real great white shark and it's trouble"--Page 4 of cover.

Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot

February 25, 2015
Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
106 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Ricky Ricotta, a small mouse, is being bullied at school, but when he rescues a powerful robot from its evil creator, he acquires a friend and protector--and saves the city from Dr. Stinky.

The solemn golem

February 24, 2015
Troupe, Thomas Kingsley, author.
North Mankato, MN : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2015]
122 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
A sad golem has come through the portal, and after hearing his story, Flo and Furry return with him to Furry's world to help him defeat the cruel golem master who made him--and end up trapped in the the other world when the portal is damaged.

The voiceless vampire

February 24, 2015
Troupe, Thomas Kingsley, author.
North Mankato, MN : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2015]
122 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
When a Vane, a vampire who is also a top bounty hunter in Furry's world, captures the boy werewolf, it is up to Flo to find a way to rescue him and send Vane back to the other world.

Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the Jurassic jackrabbits from Jupiter

February 24, 2015
Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
115 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Originally published in 2002 in a slightly different form by Blue Sky Press.
General Jackrabbit and his Robo-Rabbits from Jupiter attempt to take over the world on Ricky Ricotta's birthday.

Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot vs. the stupid stinkbugs from Saturn

February 24, 2015
Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2015]
125 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Originally published in 2003 in a slightly different form by Blue Sky Press.
Ricky Ricotta, his Mighty Robot, cousin Lucy, and some friends set out to save mousekind from Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn, with a little help from some special gum and taffy.

Rain shadow

February 20, 2015
Sherrard, Valerie, author.
150 pages ; 19 cm
"Bethany knows that she is special. She doesn't learn things as easily as her classmates do and that sometimes makes them mean to her. They call her names - including the really "bad" name. Even her mom and her sister Mira say unkind things at times. But Bethany has friends like her neighbor Mrs. Goldsborough as well as happy times with Dad when he gets home from work. And now, Mira has promised to protect her from the bullies when the new school year begins. Then tragedy strikes, tearing Bethany's world apart in ways she could never have imagined, and she starts to wonder if there will ever be a place that feels like home again. Award-winning author Valerie Sherrard revisits the world of The Glory Wind in her new historical novel."--Back cover.

Lucky strike

February 20, 2015
Pyron, Bobbie, author.
New York, N.Y. : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2015]
263 pages ; 22 cm
Nathaniel Harlow lives with his grandfather in a trailer park in Franklin County, Florida, and he has always been unlucky--but when he is struck by lightning on his eleventh birthday and survives, it seems like his luck starts to change.


February 20, 2015
Calonita, Jen.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2015]
244 pages ; 20 cm.
"Fairy Tale Reform School."
When petty thief Gilly, who lives with five younger brothers and sisters in a run-down boot, gets caught stealing, she is sentenced to three months at Fairy Tale Reform School, where all of the teachers are former villains, including the Big Bad Wolf, the Evil Queen, and Cinderella's Wicked Stepmother.

Mission Titanic

February 19, 2015
Watson, Jude, author.
New York : Scholastic, 2015.
237 pages ; 20 cm.
The Outcast recreates the conditions for the Titanic disaster and gives Dan and Amy Cahill just days to stop the shipwreck from taking place.

Annabelle the drawing fairy

February 19, 2015
Meadows, Daisy, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2015]
65 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Annabelle the drawing fairy needs Rachel and Kirsty's help to find her missing pencil sharpener in order to help keep Rainspell Island's Arts and Crafts Week on schedule.

Josie the jewelry fairy

February 19, 2015
Meadows, Daisy, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2015]
65 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Josie the jewelry fairy needs Rachel and Kirsty's help to find her missing beaded ribbon in order to help keep Rainspell Island's Arts and Crafts Week on schedule.

Kayla the pottery fairy

February 19, 2015
Meadows, Daisy.
65 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
"Now that Kayla the Pottery Fairy's vase is missing, ceramic projects are in trouble! Can Rachel and Kirsty put a stop to Jack Frost's antics before he ruins everything?"--page 4 of cover.

Libby the writing fairy

February 19, 2015
Meadows, Daisy, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2015]
65 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Libby the writing fairy needs Rachel and Kirsty's help to find her missing notebook in order to help keep Rainspell Island's Arts and Crafts Week on schedule.

Roxie the baking fairy

February 19, 2015
Meadows, Daisy, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2015]
65 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Roxie the baking fairy needs Rachel and Kirsty's help to find her missing cookie cutter in order to help keep Rainspell Island's Arts and Crafts Week on schedule.

Violet the painting fairy

February 19, 2015
Meadows, Daisy, author.
65 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.

Zadie the sewing fairy

February 19, 2015
Meadows, Daisy, author.
65 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Rainspell Island is hosting an Arts and Crafts Week. Rachel and Kirsty can't wait to try all the different creative activities! But Jack Frost has other plans. He likes making chaos more than making art. The goblins have stolen Zadie the Sewing Fairy's thimble and no one can sew a stitch while it's gone. Kirsty and Rachel must leap into action!"--page 4 of cover.

The secret cipher

February 19, 2015
Ringwald, Whitaker, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
247 pages ; 22 cm
"A secret box book"--Jacket.
Jax and Ethan must decode an ancient Greek cipher to uncover the location of two magical urns before the urns are used to remove all faith and love from the world.


February 19, 2015
Walden, Mark, author.
292 pages ; 22 cm.

I'm a scaredy-mouse!

February 19, 2015
Stilton, Geronimo, author.
113 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Translation of: La tremenda carica dei tremendosauri.

The search for Zane

February 19, 2015
Howard, Kate, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic, Inc., [2015]
72 pages ; 19 cm.
"Ninjago, masters of spinjitzu."
Ninjago: Rebooted! The wise-cracking ninja are back with all-new adventures on Cartoon Network and all-new toys on sale everywhere. The Masters of Spinjitzu and the wise Sensei Wu are back in this brand new chapter book based on the latest season of the hit LEGO Ninjago television series on Cartoon Network! Join the ninja warriors as they fight enemies old and new and encounter challenges that will test their strength. Will they be victorious in the battles ahead? Only time will tell!

The rescue mission

February 19, 2015
Howard, Kate.
32 pages : illustrations, color ; 23 cm
Nothing's been the same since Zane sacrificed himself to save Ninjago from the Overlord. The ninja team is divided-Cole's working as a lumberjack, Jay's become a TV host, and Kai's fighting in an underground club. Only Lloyd remains true to the ninja's mission of protecting Ninjago. But all that changes when the four friends receive a mysterious message inside a fortune cookie. They've been invited to Master Chen's island to compete in a tournament against other Elemental Masters. And there's reason to believe Zane is alive somewhere on the island. Can the ninja work together to save one of their own?

Volcano blast

February 19, 2015
Kennedy, Marlane, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
102 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.

I survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

February 19, 2015
Tarshis, Lauren, author.
96 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Oscar Starling never wanted to come to Chicago. But then Oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city but in the middle of a terrible fire! No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear: Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode. An army of firemen is trying to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path, including Oscar! Will Oscar survive one of the most famous and devastating fires in history?

Welcome to the jungle

February 19, 2015
London, Matt, author.
New York, New York : Razorbill, a division of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]
216 pages ; 20 cm
"Rick and Evie Lane have finally converted the Great Pacific Garbage Patch into an eighth continent. But their dream of a new homeland for their family turns out to be short-lived. Because when robots from the villainous Condo Corp crash into their continent, a fatal oversight in the building process is revealed: the land mass was never anchored to the ocean floor! Now, the eighth continent is sent barreling toward the coast of Australia, thrusting Rick and Evie's dreams, 23 million people, and countless plants and animals into jeopardy. If Rick and Evie are ever to get their family back together and have a continent to run--and not run after--they must find a way to root their beloved paradise to the Earth's crust. Or else everything that they built will go pow like Pangaea!"--Publisher's description.

Shivers : the pirate who's afraid of everything

February 19, 2015
Bondor-Stone, Annabeth.
New York, NY : HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.
pages cm
"Shivers, the pirate who's afraid of everything, battles a giant squid, discovers hidden treasures, and gets pooped on by a pigeon to save his parents from the clutches of evil"-- Provided by publisher.

The forgotten sisters

February 19, 2015
Hale, Shannon, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
326 pages ; 21 cm.
Miri's eager to return to her beloved Mount Eskel after a year at the capital, but the king and queen ask her to first journey to a distant swamp and start her own miniature princess academy for three royal cousins, but once there she must solve a mystery before she can return home.

Les misérables

February 19, 2015
Williams, Marcia.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
64 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Based on the novel by Victor Hugo."
"Travel back to nineteenth-century France with ex-convict Jean Valjean as he tries to put his criminal past behind him and his fate intertwines with the ruthless Inspector Javert, determined to put Valjean back behind bars; the poor factory worker Fantine, whose struggle to provide for her child leads to her death; her orphaned daughter, Cosette, whom Valjean saves from poverty and neglect; and Cosette's besotted suitor, Marius. As a revolution sweeps through Paris, can Valjean elude Javert and secure a happy life for Cosette before all is lost?" -- provided by publisher.


February 19, 2015
Lean, Sarah, author.
198 pages ; 22 cm
An accident at school brings quiet, imaginative Leo to the attention of the popular crowd, but their expectations have him misbehaving and cause him to lose his best friend George, so when a neighbor's dog is trapped by a meteor strike Leo becomes a real hero in hopes of setting things right.

My secret guide to Paris

February 19, 2015
Schroeder, Lisa, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, [2015]
216 pages ; 22 cm
Twelve-year-old Nora has always dreamed of going to Paris with her grandmother, but when her grandmother dies it seems like Paris is gone with her--until Nora finds three airline tickets in a trunk, and sets out to persuade her mother to use them.

Mr. Cooper is super!

February 19, 2015
Gutman, Dan, author.
106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"A.J. and the gang at Ella Mentry School are in for a super surprise when a new teacher, Mr. Cooper, take over their third grade class"-- Provided by publisher.

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