New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

February 23, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Carnival in a fix

February 22, 2017
Reeve, Philip, author.
©2016
208 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"Emily must save her outer space amusement park home from being shut down by the funfair inspector"-- Provided by publisher.

Addie Bell's shortcut to growing up

February 22, 2017
Brody, Jessica, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2017]
351 pages ; 22 cm
"Seventh grader Addie Bell can't wait to grow up. Her parents won't let her have her own phone, she doesn't have any curves, and her best friend, Grace, isn't at all interested in makeup or boys. Then, on the night of her twelfth birthday, Addie makes a wish on a magic jewelry box to be sixteen ... and wakes up to find her entire life has been fast-forwarded four years!"-- Provided by publisher.

Before ever after

February 22, 2017
Deutsch, Stacia, author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
134 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Inspired by the fairy tale Rapunzel.
"This special novelization is based on Tangled: The Series, now airing on the Disney Channel"--Back cover.

The blazing bridge

February 22, 2017
Roy, Carter, author.
New York : Two Lions, [2017]
240 pages ; 22 cm.
Ronan and his friends must protect the pure from Ronan's evil father, who is leading a murderous organization called the Bend Sinister, to find and kill all thirty-six pure souls in the world.

Amon's adventure : a family story for Easter

February 22, 2017
Ytreeide, Arnold, 1954-
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Kregel Publications, [2011]
191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
When Amon's father is falsely accused of a terrible crime, the boy willingly leaves his boyhood pursuits behind as he works to save Jotham's life. Along the way, Amon withnesses the crowds that gather on Palm Sunday, hears an address by the Messiah, and is present at both Judas Iscariot's betrayal and the Crucifixion.

Sam the Man & the rutabaga plan

February 21, 2017
Dowell, Frances O'Roark, author.
New York : Atheneum, [2017]
119 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
"Sam the Man is not a vegetable man. But when a school project has him paired up with the worst of all the vegetables -- the rutabaga-- he soon will learn that it's not half bad. And as he grows fond of his new little friend, Sam the Man will have to come up with plan on how to keep him happy before he rots!"-- Provided by publisher.

The Boss Baby : junior novelization

February 21, 2017
West, Tracey, 1965- adapter.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2017.
109 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Based on the movie inspired by Marla Frazee's award-winning picture book, The Boss Baby"--Cover.
"The day the Boss Baby arrives, life changes for his older brother, Tim ... and not for the better. This baby talks! He holds meetings! And he's on a top-secret mission to stop Puppy Co. from coming out with the cutest puppy of all time and causing the baby business to go out of business! But the Boss Baby needs Tim's help. If he doesn't succeed, he'll be fired from Baby Corp and he and Tim will be forced to be brothers forever."--Back cover.

Sherlock Sam and the sinister letters in Bras Basah

February 21, 2017
Low, A. J., author.
©2017.
127 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Original English edition published by Epigram Books Pte. Ltd. in 2013.
An exciting new update of the classic Sherlock Holmes detective stories in which Sherlock is a 10-year-old kid living in Singapore and Watson is his trusty robot companion!

Arthur and the golden rope

February 21, 2017
Stanton, Joe Todd, author, illustrator.
©2016.
51 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Imagine a vault so cavernous that it could contain all the world's greatest treasures and relics, from mummified remains of ancient monarchs to glistening swords brandished by legendary warriors. Who could be in charge of such a vault and how did he come into possession of such a unique collection? Who is Professor Brownstone?

Farm friends escape!

February 21, 2017
Herman, Gail, 1959- author.
New York, New York : Liberty Street, 2017.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm

Calico Girl

February 20, 2017
Nolen, Jerdine, author.
©2017
xxi, 164 pages ; 22 cm
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
Callie struggles to understand slavery when her stepbrother is sold away at the start of the Civil War, but is determined her whole family will be free one day. Includes historical notes.

You throw like a girl

February 20, 2017
Alpine, Rachele, 1979-
©2017
257 pages ; 22 cm
Gabby&#x;s summer vacation isn't shaping up to be that great. Her dad was just deployed overseas, and Gabby is staying at her grandmother's house with her mom and baby sister until he returns. The one bright spot is that Gaby plans to sign up for the local softball league--her greatest love and a passion she shares with her Dad who was a pitcher in college. But when Gabby goes to sign up for the summer league, she discovers that there wasn't enough interest to justify a girl's team this year. And to top it off, a horrible miscommunication ends with Gabby signed up to participate in the Miss Popcorn Festival--the annual pageant that Gabby's mom dominated when she was younger. Besides not having any interest in the pageant life, Gabby made a promise to her dad that she would play softball for the summer. Since her pitching skills rival any boy her age, Gabby creates a master plan: disguise herself as a boy and sign up for the boy's baseball team instead--and try to win the pageant to make Mom happy. Can Gabby juggle perfecting her pageant walk and perfecting her fastball? Or will this plan strike out?--Provided by publisher.

Dolphin rescue

February 17, 2017
Nichols, Catherine. author.
New York, New York : Discovery Communications, 2017.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.

Jasper and the riddle of Riley's mine

February 17, 2017
Rose, Caroline Starr, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
273 pages : map ; 22 cm
"Hoping to strike it rich, eleven-year-old Jasper and his older brother Melvin set out on a treacherous journey to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush"-- Provided by publisher. Includes historical note.

The away game

February 16, 2017
Howard, Ryan, 1979- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, [2017]
88 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
An honor -- Facing the fear -- Rhino's new skill -- Baseball jokes -- Dealing with the nerves -- Extra hot -- A one-run margin -- Shedding the blues -- Breakfast surprise -- A slugfest.
Coach Ray has some exciting news! After a great season, the Mustangs have made it into a tournament. They get to travel to the capital and play with the best teams in the state. It's a huge honor and everyone is super excited to go. But then Rhino realizes he's going to have to sleep in a hotel, away from his brother and Grandpa James. Rhino's never slept someplace outside of this house before. If he's too nervous about the trip, how will he be able to concentrate on the game?

Into the shadows

February 16, 2017
Hunter, Erin, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
293 pages ; 22 cm.
When the Wild Pack discovers that a traitor is in their midst, the ensuing tensions and suspicions threaten the precarious peace among the survivors, challenging protective Storm to do whatever she can to keep everyone safe.

The prince warriors and the swords of Rhema

February 16, 2017
Shirer, Priscilla Evans, author.
©2017
xii, 299 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm.
In this third book of The Prince Warriors trilogy, the Prince Warriors finally receive their last piece of armor -- the swords they were promised when they began their adventure in the unseen realm of Ahoratos. And none too soon, for they must face the ultimate enemy, one who is gathering his Forgers and creating unthinkable new evil to stop the Prince Warriors from winning any battle ever again.

The castle in the mist

February 16, 2017
Ephron, Amy, author.
©2017
167 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"Sent for the summer to their aunt's sleepy village in the English countryside, Tess and Max find the key to a castle hidden from time and learn that wishes can come true, if they wish carefully"--Provided by publisher.

Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the badness of badgers

February 16, 2017
Dougherty, John, author.
©2014
127 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"First published in Great Britain by Oxford University Press."
Stinkbomb and his sister, Ketchup-Face, with help from King Toothbrush Weasel, go on an adventure to recover the stolen contents of their piggybank from a gang of rascally badgers.

The mesmerist

February 16, 2017
Smith, Ronald L. (Ronald Lenard), 1959- author.
New York, New York : Clarion Books, [2016]
261 pages ; 22 cm
"Thirteen-year-old Jess and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists--until they discover that Jess is a mesmerist and that she really can talk to the dead. Soon she is plunged into the dark world of Victorian London's supernatural underbelly and learns that the city is under attack by ghouls, monsters, and spirit summoners"-- Provided by publisher.

The wizard's war

February 15, 2017
Luper, Eric, author.
©2017
115 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
This time Cleo, Evan, and Ms. Crowley (who, it turns out, is the missing Ms. Hilliard's sister) find themselves in a confusing fantasy book, caught up in a war with wizards, elves, trolls, and the mighty Golden Dragon--and while they manage to find their missing librarian, their quest does not end there.

Finders keepers

February 15, 2017
Galvin, Michael M. B., author.
Los Angeles : Disney Hyperion, 2017.
282 pages ; 22 cm.
"Twelve-year-old Parker Quarry and his friends are in a race to find the missing pieces of an ancient helm before the mad sorcerer, Vesiroth, does. If they lose, it's the end of the world as they know it"-- Provided by publisher.

Princess Posey and the first grade play

February 15, 2017
Greene, Stephanie, author.
©2017
83 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
When she doesn't get the lead in the class play, Posey does something mean and needs a lot of help from her tutu to admit what she did.

Simon Thorn and the viper's pit

February 15, 2017
Carter, Aimée, 1986- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
292 pages ; 22 cm.
"Simon Thorn only recently discovered that he's an Animalgam--one of a secret race who can shift into animals. Now, for the first time in his life Simon has real friends to train and study with at the secret Animalgam Academy. The only missing part is his mother, held captive by his evil grandfather, Orion, who's bent on taking over the animal world"-- Provided by publisher.

Mae and June and the wonder wheel

February 15, 2017
Harper, Charise Mericle, author.
©2017
120 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
June is happy to get a new neighbor, Mae, and soon the two of them are best friends and having adventures determined by the Wonder Wheel that they spin each morning.

Bone Jack

February 15, 2017
Crowe, Sara, 1966- author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, 2017.
244 pages ; 22 cm
Ash Tyler hopes to make his psychologically scarred father proud by training for his town's Stag Chase, but when he meets the mysterious Bone Jack, dark energies take root and the world as he knows it is upended.

The key

February 15, 2017
Lerangis, Peter.
New York, NY : Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.
71, 14 pages ; 20 cm.
Includes excerpt from: The curse of the king.
"An original novella"--Cover.
Follow the tale of Aliyah and Osman, twin treasure hunters pressed into a life of crime. For them, every day is another desperate death-defying adventure until they stumble upon the key that may lead to the greatest treasure ever. But to take home this magical orb, they must first battle their way out of the Tomb of Shadows.

Tenney's journal

February 14, 2017
Hodgin, Molly.
New York, N.Y. : Scholastic, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm.

Starry skies and fireflies

February 14, 2017
Meyerhoff, Jenny, author.
New York : Aladdin Books, 2017.
118 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Invited to join her friends for an end-of-summer overnight sleepover in a tent, Anna, who is frightened by the dark, decides to skip the party, prompting her friends to convince her that it is sometimes fun to be scared.

Grizzly Bear munch!

February 14, 2017
Costamagna, Beatrice.
New York, New York : Little Bee Books, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing Group, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 cm
On board pages.
Cover title.
Barry the grizzly bear is very clumsy! He goes looking for food, but he seems to keep hurting himself trying to find some! When he tries to eat an apple, a spider bites him. When he goes into the river for salmon, he bumps his head on a rock. The bees have been following him the whole time, laughing, but Barry has had enough! He chases after them, but runs into a tree and hurts himself. The bees think that Barry is hilarious, so they give him a lot of honey, and Barry becomes friends with them. Kids will love this interactive board book with sliders that allows them to make the grizzly bear's mouth shout out loud or munch on food!

The house of months and years

February 14, 2017
Trevayne, Emma, author.
©2017
274 pages ; 22 cm
"A girl must stop the Boogeyman living in her home from stealing her family's warmest memories"-- Provided by publisher.

The rescued puppy

February 14, 2017
Webb, Holly, author.
Wilton, CT : Tiger Tales, 2017, ©2011.
124 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Originally published : Stripes Publishing, 2011.
"Twins Becky and Alex can't wait to go on vacation to the ocean - especially as they're taking their loveable puppy, Cooper, with them. Cooper loves running along the beach, playing in the waves and digging in the sand. All these new things are even more fun than chasing squirrels! And Becky and Alex are looking forward to taking him out on their own for the first time ever. But their walk along the cliffs turns out to be even more of an adventure than anyone could have imagined ..."--Back cover.

The tiniest puppy

February 14, 2017
Webb, Holly. author.
©2011
126 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Originally published as Lucy the poorly puppy in Great Britain in 2011.
"Lauren's dog Baylee is about to have puppies. Lauren can't wait, even though she knows they'll all be going to new homes as soon as they're big enough. But when the puppies are born, one is so tiny Mum and Dad aren't sure it will pull through. The littlest puppy, who Lauren names Bitsy, needs hand-feeding around the clock. It's going to be a lot of work, but Lauren is determined to do everything she can to save Bitsy."--Back cover

Bear's house of books

February 14, 2017
Bishop, Poppy, author.
Wilton, CT : Tiger tales, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Friends Fox, Rabbit, Hedgehog, and Mouse all love to read. One day, they find a book in the woods and set off to return it to its owner, Bear. When they arrive at Bears house, they discover shelves and shelves of books. A dream come true as they read story after story until Bear comes home! -- Amazon.com.

Me & mom vs. the world

February 14, 2017
Whittemore, Jo, 1977- author.
New York : Aladdin M!X, 2017.
229 pages ; 20 cm
Tori and her mother jump at the opportunity to inherit great-aunt Muriel's colonial manor by living without modern conveniences for two weeks, but Tori finds herself distracted by Caleb, a cute boy on staff.

Labra-Cadabra-Dor's revenge

February 13, 2017
Styles, Walker, author.
New York : Little Simon, 2016.
118 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
After breaking out of prison, tricky magician Labra-Cadabra-Dor puts canine detective Rider Woofson under a evil spell.

Billy Sure kid entrepreneur vs. Manny Reyes kid entrepreneur

February 13, 2017
Sharpe, Luke (Children's fiction writer)
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2017.
134 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Preparing to roll out his next great invention, Manny enlists Billy to be his associate only to discover that Billy has his own considerable talents as an innovator.

Blueberry pancakes forever

February 13, 2017
Banks, Angelica, author.
©2016
311 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"First published in Australia by Allen and Unwin, 2016."
A year after she and Serendipity experience a terrible loss, Tuesday is captured by Lodden, a mysterious boy who takes her to a forbidding and unfamiliar place in the world of story.

Dragon captives

February 13, 2017
McMann, Lisa, author.
©2017
419 pages ; 22 cm.
"Magical twins Fifer and Thisbe Stowe have spent their entire lives wishing for an adventure. When a dragon shows up claiming that his family is being kept as slaves in their homeland, the twins sneak off to the land of the dragons to help them"--Provided by publisher.

The fincredible diary of Fin Spencer : stuntboy

February 9, 2017
Murtagh, Ciaran, author.
London : Piccadilly Press, 2015.
219 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Fin Spencer begins writing a diary -- when he's a famous stuntboy, he can sell his memoirs and make lots of money! But he soon realizes it's not a normal diary--it can change the past! When Fin writes what he SHOULD have done, that's what everyone remembers. At first, it's great! Fin stands up to the school bully and wins the talent show. But sometimes things backfire--Fin falls out with his best friend and ends up at a Charlie Dimples concert with a load of six-year-old girls listening to "My Swishy Wishy!" Can Fin control the diary, or will it control him?"--Amazon.com

The forbidden power

February 9, 2017
Brallier, Max, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2017]
186 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
When Fletcher Bowman and Izzy Richmond venture off the Knights Academy campus, they awaken a long-sleeping threat to Knighton that threatens to destroy the kingdom.

Journey through ash and smoke

February 9, 2017
Messner, Kate, author.
©2017
124 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Ranger, the time-traveling golden retriever, has landed in Viking age Iceland, where he helps a girl named Helga journey through the ash and smoke of an erupting volcano to find her father and bring him home.

Always watch out for the flying potato salad!

February 9, 2017
Winkler, Henry, 1945- author.
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017]
121 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
While accompanying his mother at the deli, Hank suffers a series of embarrassing accidents that cause teachers visiting the deli to go hungry, a situation that compels him to express his appreciation for his teachers' hard work.

Cleo Edison Oliver in Persuasion power

February 9, 2017
Frazier, Sundee Tucker, 1968- author.
©2017
241 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Successful businesswoman Fortune A. Davies has announced a new website where "kidpreneurs" can upload ads for their businesses and Cleo and her friend Caylee are sure this is the their big break to get funding for their personalized barrettes, Passion Clips--but producing an internet ad using their classmates is proving difficult, and Cleo is further distracted by her desire to find her birth parents.

There's no wifi on the prairie

February 9, 2017
Time, Nicholas O., author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2016.
136 pages ; 22 cm.
Wanting to travel back a few years to a time when her mother almost moved to glamorous Hollywood, Ava Larsen is accidentally sent to 1891, where she struggles with the period's complete lack of digital technology.

Warrior bronze

February 9, 2017
Paver, Michelle, author.
New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2017.
261 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
"First published in Great Brittain 2016 by Puffin Books Ltd."
"In the final book in the Gods and Warriors series, Hylas and Pirra prepare to face Telemon and the Crows in a final epic battle, all the while searching for Hylas's lost sister, Issi"-- Provided by publisher.

Pythor's revenge

February 9, 2017
Rusu, Meredith, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2017]
78 pages ; 20 cm.
"An all-new adventure!"--Cover.
"Pythor P. Chumsworth, the last of the Anacondrai, has shed his skin many times. The ninja have defeated him over and over again, but somehow Pythor always manages to bounce back. When Pythor hears about the BorgWatch--a top secret new invention from Dr. Cyrus Borg--he sees an opportunity to best the ninja in a new and different way. He swipes part of the BorgWatch from under their noses and threatens to reveal it on TV. Catching Pythor should be a simple task for six Masters of Spinjitsu, right? But Pythor is as slippery as a, er, snake. Can the ninja stop their longtime enemy before he slithers his way into the spotlight?"-- Provided by publisher.

Tenney

February 9, 2017
Hertz, Kellen, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2017]
172 pages : illustration ; 20 cm
"American Girl."
When aspiring songwriter Tenney gets invited to perform at Nashville's famed Bluebird Caf©♭, her parents decide she's too young to perform professionally, leaving her future hanging in the balance.

Tenney in the key of friendship

February 9, 2017
Hertz, Kellen, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2017]
171 pages ; 20 cm
"American Girl."
Tenney's manager books her and new drummer Logan to play at Nashville's City Music Festival the same day as she's supposed to perform at her friend Jaya's charity fund-raiser, and Tenney must decide if friendship or her career is more important.

The crystal ribbon

February 9, 2017
Lim, Celeste, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2017.
338 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
After being sold as a bride to a wealthy family that treats her poorly, eleven-year-old Jing, with the help of her animal friends, runs away.

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