New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

September 13, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Space case : a Moon Base Alpha novel

September 12, 2014
Gibbs, Stuart, 1969- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2014]
337 pages ; 22 cm
"Dashiell Gibson, who lives on Moon Base Alpha, has to solve a murder of one of the moon's most prominent doctors"-- Provided by publisher.

The whispering skull

September 12, 2014
Stroud, Jonathan.
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2014.
435 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Lockwood & Co. are hired to investigate Edmund Bickerstaff, a Victorian doctor who reportedly tried to communicate with the dead, while Lucy is distracted by urgent whispers coming from the skull in a ghost jar"-- Provided by publisher.

The witch's boy

September 12, 2014
Barnhill, Kelly Regan.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2014.
pages cm
When a Bandit King comes to take the magic that Ned's mother, a witch, is meant to protect, the stuttering, weak boy villagers think should have drowned rather than his twin summons the strength to protect his family and community, while in the woods, the bandit's daughter puzzles over a mystery that ties her to Ned.

Fantasy league

September 12, 2014
Lupica, Mike.
New York, NY : Philomel, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
293 pages ; 24 cm
In Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Charlie's skill at fantasy football gains the attention of both the local media and the owner of a professional football team.


September 11, 2014
Prineas, Sarah, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
397 pages : illustrations, map ; 19 cm.
"Young Wizard's apprentice Connwaer disguises himself as a chimney swift in order to identify who has been stealing the locus stones in Wellmet"-- Provided by publisher.

Magic in the mix

September 11, 2014
Barrows, Annie.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
278 pages ; 20 cm
Sequel to: The magic half.
Life seems to be back to normal for "newly twinned" sisters Miri and Molly until their magical house sends them on a new time-traveling adventure to the Civil War, where they must risk everything to save two unusual soldiers and come to terms with the emotional truth about Molly's past.

The circus goes to sea

September 11, 2014
Klise, Kate.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, [2014].
127 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Many surprises are in store when Miss Flora Endora Eliza LaBuena LaPasta invites Sir Sidney's Circus to travel and perform aboard her elegant ship, the SS Spaghetti.

The 8th continent

September 11, 2014
London, Matt, author.
New York, New York : Razorbill, a division of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
219 pages ; 20 cm
"Build it. Run it. Rule it."--Title page.
Hoping to transform a giant floating garbage patch into a habitable eighth continent where people can escape an oppressive bureaucracy, Evie and Rick must race against time when a plastic-obsessed villainess tries to claim the continent to expand her power.

How to survive middle school and monster bots

September 11, 2014
Boward, Howard.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zonderkidz, [2014]
215 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Dodging snowballs, bullies, and a former friend makes for a miserable semester at Dolley Madison Middle School for science genius Howard Boward, until he learns about an upcoming robot-building contest.

The Expeditioners and the secret of King Triton's lair

September 11, 2014
Taylor, S. S., author.
[San Francisco, Calif.] : McSweeney's McMullens, [2014]
391 pages : illustrations, color map ; 21 cm.
Map on endpapers.

The chickens and the eggs

September 11, 2014
McDoogle, Farrah, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, [2014]
40 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Based on the TV series Rabbids Invasion as seen on Nickelodeon"--Title page verso.
At head of title: Rabbids Invasion.
Preparing special notes to place on the Thank You Tree in the Neighborhood of Make Believe, Daniel Tiger and his friends think of various polite ways to express their gratitude to those who help them.

The deep freeze

September 11, 2014
Evans, Cordelia, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, [2014]
40 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Rabbids invasion."
The Rabbids find a grocery store and at first think the only fun thing to do is knock over displays, but then they discover the freezer section.

The need for speed

September 11, 2014
Evans, Cordelia, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, [2014?]
40 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Rabbids invasion."
The Rabbids encounter a radar machine and realize that if they stand in front of it, it will take their picture.

First contact

September 11, 2014
Lewman, David, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, [2014].
91 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Based on the TV series Rabbids Invasion as seen on Nickelodeon"--Title page verso.
Agent Glyker of the Secret Government Agency is after the Rabbids, who are invading the Earth.

Prisoner of the Penguin!

September 11, 2014
Sonneborn, Scott, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2014].
74 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Batman gets inside the prison where the Penguin is held to stop him from unleashing his new army of criminals on Gotham City.

Viking attack : a time crashers adventure

September 11, 2014
Brewer, H. Michael, 1954- author.
199 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Introduction -- Friends -- Viking ventures -- Epilogue -- The real deal.
"Three friends, a time machine, and a dad lost in time.....the first book in the all new Time Crashers series. In this "choose-as'you-go" book, readers make tough choices that shape the story and are in charge of the success--and survival -- of the heroes. Caught in a fierce Viking raid in ancient England, the Time Crashers will need wits, courage and faith to save the day,"

Bad magic

September 10, 2014
Bosch, Pseudonymous.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
393 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Thirteen-year-old Clay, a boy who no longer believes in magic, tags graffiti on his classroom wall and, as punishment, is sent to a camp for wayward kids located on a volcanic island, where eccentric campmates abound, a ghost walks among the abandoned ruins of a mansion, and a dangerous force threatens to erupt with bad magic"-- Provided by publisher.

The (totally not) guaranteed guide to friends, foes & faux friends

September 10, 2014
McCafferty, Megan.
New York : Poppy, Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
194 pages ; 21 cm.
"Twelve-year-old Jessica Darling receives another cryptic list from her older sister, Bethany. While hosting a slumber party and planning a Halloween costume, Jessica tries to navigate the seventh grade social scene, with mixed results"-- Provided by publisher.

The journal of the two sisters : the official chronicles of Princesses Celestia and Luna

September 10, 2014
Rogers, Amy Keating, author.
113, 57 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Journal of the two sisters -- Journal of friendship.
"Travel back in time with young princesses Celestia and Luna to learn about what life was like in the Castle of the Two Sisters, before they lived in Canterlot. In this replica of the magical sisters' journal, read their firsthand accounts of building their castle in the Evergreen Forest with the help of one famous bearded sorcerer, and find out how they got their cutie marks by bravely protecting the ponies of Equestria together."--Page 4 of cover.

Pinkie Pie and the rockin' Ponypalooza party!

September 10, 2014
Berrow, G. M. author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2013].
127 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"When the family rock farm is in trouble, Pinkie Pie tries to help in the best way she knows how--by planning a Ponyville "rock" concert: Ponypalooza! The part will be super-duper cool and is sure to save the farm. But...Pinkie's family doesn't like the idea and wants her to be serious for once in her life. What's a pony to do?"--P. [4] of cover.

Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell

September 10, 2014
Berrow, G. M.
New York : Little, Brown, 2013.
131 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"Exclusive giant trading card inside"--Cover.
"Twilight Sparkle, a very special pony and a loyal apprentice of Princess Celestia, sets off on an adventure to find the Crystal Heart Spell and learn to be a true leader"--Provided by publisher.

Fangs a lot : final notes from a totally lame vampire

September 10, 2014
Collins, Tim, 1975-
New York : Aladdin, 2014.
308 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2013 as The Wimpy Vampire Strikes Back by Michael O'Mara Books "
Tired of running the vampire coven, Nigel Mullet surrenders the leadership to newcomer Viktor in exchange for some small favors, but soon Viktor proves to be evil, even by vampire standards, and Nigel must step in.

A royal tea

September 10, 2014
Dadey, Debbie, author.
New York : Aladdin, [2014].
94 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
While Kiki and Echo help Shelly prepare for a royal tea with her visiting great-aunt, Queen Edwina, Shelly worries that the Queen will make her leave Trident City and move to Neptune Castle.

Murilla Gorilla and the hammock problem

September 10, 2014
Lloyd, Jennifer, author.
[Vancouver] : Simply Read Books, [2014].
41 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
When Okapi discovers a hole in his hammock, Detective Murilla Gorilla must find out what happened.

Planet of the lawn gnomes

September 10, 2014
Stine, R. L.
New York : Scholastic Inc., c2012.
125 p. ; 20 cm.
Includes excepts from two other works by the author: Son of Slappy and The haunted mask.
"Jay Gardener can't seem to stay out of trouble. Even after a fresh start in a new neighborhood, he keeps finding himself in bad situations. But it's not his fault! Jay wants to be a good kid, he really does, it's just these strange things keep happening to him. What kind of place did his family move to? And why does every house have so many lawn gnomes in their yard? Jay better learn quickly that there are things a lot more scary than his parents ..."--P. [4] of cover.


September 10, 2014
Stine, R. L.
New York : Scholastic Inc., c2011.
134 p. ; 20 cm.
"Mickey is put in charge of his vacationing neighbors' cat, Bella. His best friend, Amanda, comes along to help out. All they have to do is make sure Bella has enough to eat and doesn't destroy the furniture. Seems simple enough. But Bella escapes from the house and is hit by a truck. Mickey feels awful. What is he going to do? Amanda has an idea to replace the cat with a look-alike from the local pet store, Cat Heaven. They find a cat that looks exactly like Bella, but the clerk won't sell it to them, so they decide to steal it. Big mistake! These cats are more than they seem to be ..."--P. [4] of cover.

Don't scream!

September 10, 2014
Stine, R. L.
New York, N.Y. : Scholastic c2012.
137 p. ; 20 cm.
Jack Harmon, who is bullied at school, finds a cell phone and hears a strange voice who wants him to do bad things.

The book of life : movie novelization

September 10, 2014
Deutsch, Stacia, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, [2014]
137 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Manolo hopes to become the best musician in San Angel and win the heart of his friend Maria, but after his father insists he carry on the family tradition and become a bullfighter, Manolo learns he must move forward to create his own destiny.

The accidental accomplice

September 10, 2014
Lewman, David, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2014.
93 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Based on the TV series Rabbids invasion as seen on Nickelodeon"--Title page verso.
Agent Glyker of the SGAII-RD continues his pursuit of the Rabbids with his new collection of spy gadgets, while the Rabbids may have a new ally in Courtney.

New developments

September 10, 2014
Lewman, David, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, [2014]
92 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Based on the TV series Rabbids Invasion as seen on Nickelodeon"--Title page verso.
Sent by a secret government agency, Agent Glyker must discover the Rabbids' hidden agenda for arriving on Earth and wreaking havoc.

The swallow : a ghost story

September 10, 2014
Cotter, Charis, author.
Toronto : Tundra Books, [2014].
318 pages ; 22 cm.

Mocha Dick : the legend and fury

September 10, 2014
Heinz, Brian J., 1946-
Mankato, MN : Creative Editions, 2014.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
"The original great white whale, first spied off the coast of Chile in 1810, becomes a prime target for whalers as he thrashes about the Pacific and achieves legendary status"-- Provided by publisher.

Catwoman's nine lives

September 10, 2014
Manning, Matthew K., author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, 2014.
74 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Batman and Catwoman team up to stop the Penguin and the Ventriloquist from waging war on each other.

Flipping out!

September 8, 2014
Mercer, Sienna, author.
London : Egmont, [2013].
242 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Olivia is on a matchmaking mission. But can Finn and Amelia forget their differences and admit they're head over heels for each other? Ivy hopes might take some of the attention away from her. She's fed up to the back fangs of being the most popular girl in school!--p. [4] cover.

Wade and the scorpion's claw

September 8, 2014
Abbott, Tony, 1952-
207, 8 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
"In this first in a series of six novellas in the Copernicus Legacy series, Wade travels to Hawaii and San Francisco in a race to find one of the twelve ancient relics"-- Provided by publisher.

Spirit's key

September 8, 2014
Cohn, Edith.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014.
312 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Having finally developed the psychic ability her father used to provide for them, twelve-year-old Spirit Holden, aided by the ghost of her beloved dog Sky, investigates the mystery of why wild dogs are dying on their remote island.

The less-than-hidden secrets and final revelations of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang

September 8, 2014
Ignatow, Amy, author, illustrator.
New York : Amulet Books, 2014.
200 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.

Katie Woo, every day's an adventure

September 8, 2014
Manushkin, Fran, author.
North Mankato, MN : Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, [2014].
90 pages : color illutrations ; 19 cm.
In these four previously published stories, Katie Woo has her first ride in an airplane, her first horse ride, and enjoys other new adventures.

My brother's shadow

September 8, 2014
Avery, Tom (Children's story writer)
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2014.
161 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in paperback by Andersen Press Limited, London, in 2014."
Eleven-year-old Kaia, who has felt emotionally isolated since her brother's suicide, befriends a wild boy who mysteriously appears at her London school, finding a way to communicate with him despite his being mute.

Tell me

September 8, 2014
Bauer, Joan, 1951-
New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
259 pages ; 22 cm
Feeling scared and powerless when her father's anger escalates and her parents separate, twelve-year-old Anna spends the summer with her grandmother and decides to make a difference when she sees what seems to be a girl held against her will.

My cousin's keeper

September 8, 2014
French, Simon, 1957- author.
234 pages ; 21 cm.
"Eleven-year-old Kieran wants to be part of the 'in' group at school. He wants to be on the soccer team. He wants to fit in. But then his weird cousin Bon turns up, both at school and at home. Bon knows nothing about fitting in, with his long blond braid, babyish hand-knit hat, and funny, precise voice. Bon doesn't play sports, and he likes to draw imaginary maps with stories about 'Bon the Crusader' and 'Kieran the Brave.' He's an easy target for teasing, and Kieran has little patience for him. Even more irritating, Bon's only friend is the other new kid, a cool girl named Julia who wears cowboy boots and has a confidence that fascinates Kieran. What could she and Bon possibly have in common? With unflinching honesty, My Cousin's Keeper takes on childhood jealousy, family secrets, and unexpected kindness."-- Provided by publisher.


September 8, 2014
Houts, Michelle.
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2014.
259 p. ; 20 cm.


September 8, 2014
Ehrlich, Esther, author.
New York : Wendy Lamb Books, [2014]
329 pages ; 22 cm
On Cape Cod in 1972, eleven-year-old Naomi, known as Chirp for her love of birds, gets help from neighbor Joey as she struggles to cope with her mother's multiple sclerosis and its effect on her father and sister.

The categorical universe of Candice Phee

September 8, 2014
Jonsberg, Barry, 1951- author.
242 pages ; 19 cm
"Originally published in Australia by Allen & Unwin in 2013, under the title, My Life as an Alphabet."
Candice is a twelve-year-old optimist, with a literal mind, the very best of intentions, and an unwavering determination to fix all the problems of her family, friends, pets, and everyone in her life.

Lug : dawn of the Ice Age

September 8, 2014
Zeltser, David.
New York : Egmont USA, 2014.
182 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Lug is a cave boy who would rather paint than fight. When he is banished from his clan, he and his two friends discover that the Ice Age is coming, and must figure out how to save their people"-- Provided by publisher.

Full STEAM ahead!

September 8, 2014
Reynolds, Paul A., author.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2014]
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Twins Sydney and Simon learn about the water cycle and use science, technology, engineering, arts, and math to solve the problem of their stuck window and thirsty flowers.

The Pearl of Bengal

September 8, 2014
Stevenson, Steve.
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2013.
124 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Originally published in Italy by De Agostini in 2010 under the title: La Perla del Bengala.
Armed with a photographic memory, twelve-year-old detective Agatha Mistery heads to India to assist her uncle Raymond--a wildlife photographer and a snake charmer--on a mission to find the famous Pearl of Bengal, an ancient artifact that was stolen from the temple of the Hindu goddess Kali.

The ghost of the Bermuda Triangle

September 8, 2014
Sutton, Laurie, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2014].
105 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Scooby Doo and the gang are on the Magical Mystery Cruise, through the Bermuda Triangle, and the reader chooses which mystery to pursue--dangerous criminals, confused passengers, or a real ghost.

Crushes, codas, and corsages

September 8, 2014
Schusterman, Michelle, author.
New York, New York, USA : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
168 pages ; 20 cm.
The word "heart" in the series statement appears as the heart symbol.
As the band gets ready for its regional competition and the science fair approaches, Holly begins to question her feelings for Owen.

The iron trial

September 8, 2014
Black, Holly, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, [2014].
295 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront dark elements from his past.

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