New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

July 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Turkey trouble on the National Mall

July 18, 2014
Roy, Ron, 1940-
New York : Random House, c2012.
89 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
"KC and Marshall convince the President of the United States to pardon more than one turkey for Thanksgiving, but all 117 of them are stolen off the National Mall"-- Provided by publisher.

What I don't know might hurt me

July 18, 2014
Benton, Jim.
New York, NY : Scholastic, c2013.
122 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"Jim Benton's tales from Mackerel Middle School."
Before school, Isabella had me fix her hair in the girls' bathroom. Her hair really is quite beautiful. It's black and thick and glossy, like the majestic hair on a lion if that was black. She had a test later, and she had written the answers on a slice of baloney in the sandwich she brought for lunch. If the teacher saw her, she could just eat the sandwich and destroy the evidence. But she wasn't thinking, and accidentally ate her lunch while I was doing her hair. Beauty can really make you hungry. While she was wiping the ink off her lips, I explained why cheating is wrong. We have a test in math next week, and I encouraged her to pack a lunch you can't write on. If she brings peanut butter and jelly, I'll know I got through to her.

October ogre

July 18, 2014
Roy, Ron, 1940-
New York : Random House, c2013.
68 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"With the younger siblings of the A to Z mysteries kids!"--Cover.
"A Stepping Stone book."
Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy visit a haunted hotel on Halloween, but once inside they realize that they have seen plenty of people going in and none coming back out.

The Order of the Unicorn

July 17, 2014
Selfors, Suzanne.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
197 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Ten-year-olds Pearl and Ben continue their apprenticeships at Dr. Woo's Worm Hospital as they travel with Dr. Woo to the Tangled Forest and the Dark Forest in search of a missing unicorn, and learn more about the villainous Maximus Steele"-- Provided by publisher.

The secret of the key

July 17, 2014
Malone, Marianne.
New York : Random House, [2014]
241 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The pirate's coin.
In the Art Institute of Chicago's miniature Thorne Rooms, the Thorne Rooms key and a mysterious set of rings lead Ruthie and Jack to new historical eras and a woman who went missing as a young girl.

Family ties : the theory, practice, and destructive properties of relatives

July 17, 2014
Paulsen, Gary.
New York : Wendy Lamb Books, [2014]
136 pages ; 19 cm
"'I'm the greatest family member you'll ever meet.' Kevin Spencer has a history of big ideas going completely awry. This time around, it's personal--suddenly he's kind of in charge of a double wedding in his backyard, and a whole tribe of wacky relatives is crowding him out of his own house"-- Provided by publisher.

Sherman's awesome adventures

July 17, 2014
McGuire Woods, Molly, author.
New York : Random House, [2014]
74 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
At head of title: Dreamworks Mr. Peabody & Sherman.
When Sherman takes his friend Penny back in time, they accidentally set the past on a collision course with the future, and only Mr. Peabody can set things straight before the whole universe implodes.

Wild water magic

July 17, 2014
Jonell, Lynne.
New York : Random House, [2014]
103 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
"After Tate falls into a magic well in her backyard, she can read a book in minutes. But she's strangely attracted to water of all sorts and can't always control her magic"-- Provided by publisher.

Blondie : Rapunzel's royal pony

July 17, 2014
Redbank, Tennant.
New York : Random House, [2014].
54 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"Palace pets ; 2"--Cover.
Blondie loves being Princess Rapunzel's royal pony, but what will happen when Rapunzel gets another palace pet?

September sneakers

July 17, 2014
Roy, Ron, 1940-
New York : Random House, c2013.
64 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"With the younger siblings of the A to Z mysteries kids!"--Cover.
"A Stepping Stone Book."
Someone has been stealing and leaving behind little green sneakers, so Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy trail their new teacher, who wears the same shoes in normal size.

Oscar

July 17, 2014
Miles, Ellen.
New York : Scholastic, c2013.
84 p. ; 20 cm.
"Welcome to the Puppy Place, where every puppy finds a home!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. When Lizzie gets a phone call from Aunt Amanda about Oscar, a schnauzer, she wants to help. But this puppy has trouble getting along with other dogs. Will Lizzie be able to find this pup a friend?" -- from publisher's web site.

The Battle of Bayport

July 17, 2014
Dixon, Franklin W., author.
New York : Aladdin, [2014].
146 pages ; 22 cm.
While participating in a Revolutionary War reenactment, Frank and Joe learn that there has been a real casualty and set out to investigate the incident.

Peril at Granite Peak

July 17, 2014
Dixon, Franklin W.
New York : Aladdin, [2014].
147 pages ; 20 cm.
Teenaged detectives Joe and Frank Hardy uncover a plot to sabotage a ski resort.

Into thin air

July 17, 2014
Dixon, Franklin W., author.
New York : Aladdin, [2013].
109 pages ; 20 cm.
When the daughter of Bayport's amusement park owner goes missing, Joe and Frank follow clues to find the girl and determine if her disappearance is related to that of another missing person.

Secret of the red arrow

July 17, 2014
Dixon, Franklin W.
New York : Aladdin, 2013.
152 p. ; 22 cm.
Joe and Frank investigate some pranks around Bayport, leading them to the Red Arrow, a crime grang.

Frankie vs. the Pirate Pillagers

July 17, 2014
Lampard, Frank, 1978-
New York, NY : Scholastic, Inc., c2013.
82 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"Frankie and his friends love playing soccer so much that they start their own team. They can always find time to play a game. But when they win an old soccer ball at a carnival, Frankie's team is going to be transported to a magical world of soccer they never knew existed. Can Frankie and his friends beat the Pirate Pillagers and make their way home?"--P. [4] of cover.

Frankie vs. the Rowdy Romans

July 17, 2014
Lampard, Frank, 1978-
New York, NY : Scholastic, Inc., [2014]
97 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Originally published: London : Little Brown, c2013.
"Frankie and his friends love playing soccer so much that they start their own team. They can always find time to play a game. After winning a magic soccer ball at a carnival, they're forced to play in some amazing games. Frankie's soccer ball transports his team to an arena where they are playing against the Rowdy Romans. Will his team be a roaring success or will the soccer battle be more than they bargained for?"--Page 4 of cover.

Frankie vs. the Cowboy's Crew

July 17, 2014
Lampard, Frank, 1978- author.
©2013
100 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Originally published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2013.
"Frankie and his friends love playing soccer. They play every chance they get. And now that they have their magic soccer ball, they're facing teams they never imagined! When they're transported back to the Wild West, Frankie's team will have to go head-to-head with some crabby cowboys. Will they be able to win the penalty shoot-out at high noon?"--Page 4 of cover.

Galaxy's most wanted

July 16, 2014
Kloepfer, John.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
208 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"When thirteen-year-old Kevin Brewer and his camp buddies summon an alien to earth, they know they'll win a blue ribbon in the science competition--but they don't expect to find themselves in the middle of an interstellar war"-- Provided by publisher.

A pinch of magic

July 16, 2014
Thorpe, Kiki.
New York : Random House, [2014]
119 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
Baking-talent fairy Dulcie helps Mia make treats for a neighborhood bake sale but must return to Never Land before they are done, and Mia may not be able to finish without her help.

Dash

July 16, 2014
Klimo, Kate.
New York : Random House, [2014]
150 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"An English Springer Spaniel's tale of the Mayflower voyage and the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Colony"-- Provided by publisher.

The misadventures of the family Fletcher

July 16, 2014
Levy, Dana.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2014]
260 pages ; 22 cm
Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year, Kindergarten through sixth grade, and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.

Ballet Academy

July 16, 2014
Mack, Lorrie, author.
New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2014.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.
Includes index.

The mummy's curse

July 16, 2014
Chambers, Catherine, 1954-
London ; New York ; Dorling Kindersley, 2014.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.
Includes index.

The map trap

July 16, 2014
Clements, Andrew, 1949-
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014]
130 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sixth-grader Alton Ziegler loves maps, and when his portfolio of secret maps is stolen, he begins getting notes with orders that he must obey to get the maps back but, with the help of a popular classmate, he just might succeed before his teacher, principal, or someone else learns he has been studying and mapping things about them.

Me on the floor, bleeding

July 14, 2014
Jägerfeld, Jenny, author.
Stockholm : Stockholm Text, 2014.
280 pages ; 19 cm
Author listed as Jenny Jägerfeldt on title page and Jenny Jägerfeld on cover, spine and title page verso.
"Highschool-outsider Maja would never hurt herself on purpose as her dad, teachers, and classmates seem to believe. Can't a person saw off the tip of her thumb without everyone starting to worry? That is, everyone except Maja's mum, who worringly seems to have disappeared from the face of earth. Crashing a neighbour's party, Maja meets twenty-year-old Justin Case, a super-verbal car mechanic with pink pants, who makes her forget everything about absent mothers and sawn-off thumbs, at least temporarily. But then Maja hacks into her father's email account and reads an email that hurts more than all the electric saws in the world."--Page 4 of cover.

Found things

July 11, 2014
Hilton, Marilyn.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014]
234 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Eleven-year-old River Rose, bullied at school and missing her older brother, Theron, makes friends with a strange new classmate, Meadow Lark, and the two search for a miracle by floating wishes down the river.

Skies like these

July 11, 2014
Hilmo, Tess.
New York : Margaret Ferguson Books, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014.
231 pages ; 22 cm
While visiting her eccentric aunt who lives in Wyoming, twelve-year-old Jade befriends a boy who believes he is a descendant of Butch Cassidy.

Captain Awesome vs the evil babysitter

July 11, 2014
Kirby, Stan.
New York : Little Simon, [2014].
115 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"When Eugene's parents go away for the weekend, he discovers that his babysitter is a true villain. Will Captain Awesome be able to save himself--and his little sister--from the evil babysitter?"-- Provided by publisher.

The beast within : a tale of beauty's prince

July 11, 2014
Valentino, Serena, author.
New York : Disney Press, [2014]
215 pages ; 19 cm
Presents an adaptation of the classic Beauty and the Beast fairy tale from the perspective of the cursed prince who is transformed from a beloved and jovial ruler into a reclusive and bitter monster in search of true love.

My explosive diary

July 11, 2014
Gale, Emily, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2014.
123 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Eliza Boom is the daughter of a spy gadget inventor who hopes to create a great invention like her father, but first she needs to get a roll of her father's top-secret film back from the class bully Zoe Wakefield.

Applejack and the honest-to-goodness switcheroo

July 9, 2014
Berrow, G. M.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
128 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Applejack starts a diary to record all her hard work bucking fields at Sweet Apple Acres. As the days pass, Applejack's journal entries start to read like lists of complaints as she writes honestly about whatever is bothering her. But when the book falls into the wrong hooves, Applejack finds herself in a real pickle!"-- Provided by publisher.

Ollie and the science of treasure hunting : a 14-day mystery

July 8, 2014
Dionne, Erin, 1975- author.
New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
269 pages ; 22 cm
While spending two weeks at Wilderness Camp on the Boston Harbor Islands, thirteen-year-old Ollie, short, half Vietnamese, asthmatic, and overweight, must find and protect hidden pirate treasure from those who would steal it for themselves.

Twice as nice

July 8, 2014
Oliver, Lin, author.
New York, New York, USA : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
213 pages ; 20 cm.
Offered readmittance into the popular clique when they need her grades and extracurriculars to qualify for a new school club, Charlie, who was ostracized for siding against her friends on behalf of her twin, fears she is being used.

The treasure of the Bermuda Triangle

July 8, 2014
Stevenson, Steve, author.
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2014.
121 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Agatha and her cousin Dash travel to the Bermuda Triangle to help stop an unscrupulous treasure hunter from plundering the wreck of a Spanish galleon carrying a priceless Mayan calendar made of solid gold.

Stick Dog chases a pizza

July 8, 2014
Watson, Tom, 1962-
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
204 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Is it a flying saucer? Is it a Frisbee? Or is it the best thing they've ever tasted? Stick Dog and his crazy canine crew have discovered a newfangled flavor--and it's even more delicious than hamburgers and hot dogs. It's pizza! And they won't be satisfied until they get some slices of their own. But it won't be easy. There's a kitten to rescue, a plan to make, and the messiest--and most dangerous--game of catch they've ever played. Pizza is on the menu, but only if their mission succeeds."-- Provided by publisher.

Trash can nights : the saga continues

July 8, 2014
Steinkellner, Teddy.
New York : Hyperion Books, 2014.
423 pages ; 22 cm
Four diverse junior high school students face adversity in the form of budding romantic relationships, gangs demanding proof of loyalty, feelings of insecurity, the quest for popularity in a new school, and more.

All four stars

July 8, 2014
Dairman, Tara, author.
New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
273 pages ; 22 cm
Eleven-year-old Gladys Gatsby loves food and cooking, so when she lands an assignment to write a restaurant review for a New York City newspaper, she will do anything to make it happen, even risk the wrath of her fast-food loving parents.

A musical mess

July 7, 2014
Keene, Carolyn.
New York : Aladdin, 2014.
73 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Grades 1-4

Swatch out!

July 7, 2014
Taylor, Chloe, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, [2014]
161 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Spending her final days of summer vacation enjoying beach trips, concerts, and sewing projects, Zoey works on a surprise for her brother's rock band while struggling with her friends' problems, missing fabric swatches, and a surprise visitor.

Stop the presses!

July 7, 2014
Wise, Rachel.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2014
147 p. ; 22 cm.
"Sam's love of newsprint clashes with her love for the planet--and her BFF--in a Dear Know-It-All conflict of newsworthy proportions! When Sam hears Cherry Valley Middle School is "going green," she is delighted. Saving the Earth is very important to Sam, plus, she knows she can get a great story out of it. But that's before she finds out one of the environmentally friendly suggestions is to stop printing The Cherry Valley Voice! Who would dare to suggest that the school newspaper be published only online? When she discovers the idea came from her BFF, Hailey, Sam gets even more upset. How will Dear Know-It-All solve this total disagreement?" -- from publisher's web site.

Guardians of the galaxy : the junior novel

July 7, 2014
Wyatt, Chris, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
133 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
At head of title: Marvel.
A group of cosmic misfits--Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot--band together to protect a mysterious orb against Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe.

My zombie hamster

July 7, 2014
McCreely, Havelock, 1975-
New York : Egmont USA, 2014.
200 pages ; 22 cm
"Matt Hunter is expecting the latest sword-and-fantasy video game, but he's in for a disappointment when he receives a hamster for Christmas instead. A hamster called Snuffles. A hamster that dies, but somehow keeps going. A zombie hamster that has his eye on Matt"-- Provided by publisher.

Blue ribbon summer

July 3, 2014
Hapka, Cathy.
New York : Aladdin, 2014.
196 p. ; 22 cm.
"Brooke Rhodes is excited to go to sleepaway riding camp for two weeks with her Chincoteague pony, Foxy. However, camp doesn't turn out to be quite as fun as Brooke expected. The other girls all know each other already, and they don't seem interested in bringing a newbie into their group. Besides that, they're all riding tall, fancy, super well-trained show horses--not scruffy young Chincoteague ponies. Then Brooke overhears that this might be the last summer for the camp. She asks for help from her online Pony Post friends--Maddie Martinez, Hayley Duncan, and Nina Peralt--but she still has to wonder: will everyone work together to save the camp, or will this summer be their last hurrah?"--Amazon.com.

Maddie's dream

July 3, 2014
Hapka, Cathy.
New York : Aladdin Books, 2014.
185 p. ; 22 cm.
"Madison "Maddie" Martinez loves her weekly riding lessons, and she loves working with her favorite horse, Cloudy, every time. So she is shocked when she finds out Cloudy's former owners might want to buy her back! Maddie desperately concocts various plans to stop the sale: maybe she can raise money to buy Cloudy herself, or what if she can make the potential buyers lose interest? Maddie's online Pony Post friends--Brooke Rhodes, Hayley Duncan, Nina Peralt, who all share a love of Chincoteague ponies--can tell something is up, but at first Maddie is afraid to tell them what's happening. If she loses her only connection to Chincoteague, will they even want to be friends with her anymore?"--Amazon.com.

A horse called hero

July 1, 2014
Angus, Sam, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2014.
296 pages ; 21 cm

60 Mound Street

June 30, 2014
Gatch, Judith Toombs, author.
©2014
105 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The immigrant -- The making of my own home -- Paying my way -- All work and no play means you got to eat candy -- Worries and memories -- Clayborn Jackie -- Christmas -- Terrified -- Lazy days -- Return of Clayborn Jackie -- Overwhelming sadness -- Return to school.
"An inner city, poor, young boy can't stand his treatment at home or at school so he takes off. He discovers life on his own in the suburbs. His adventures while living hiding from his homelife shape who he becomes as a young man"--Amazon.

The Land of Stories : a Grimm warning

June 26, 2014
Colfer, Chris, 1990-
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
469 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Sequel to: The Land of Stories: the Enchantress returns.
After thirteen-year-old Conner returns to the Land of Stories and reunites with his twin sister, Alex, who is training to become the next Fairy Godmother, war breaks out in the fairy-tale world.

Snap decision

June 26, 2014
Whitaker, Nathan.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, 2014.
270 pages ; 22 cm.
Eighth-grader Chase Clark gets the chance to play on the varsity team with his best friend, Tripp, at their small-town Florida school, but when a hard hit takes Tripp down Chase is the only one who knows what really happened, and telling could have serious consequences.

Athlete vs. mathlete : time-out

June 26, 2014
Mack, W. C., 1972-
New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
195 pages ; 22 cm
Owen wins the last spot at the local basketball camp, leaving his twin Russ to join the "Multi-Sport Sampler" camp, but while Russ is inspired to study various sports and make sense of them, Owen is frustrated by not being the star.

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