New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

October 1, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

First team

September 30, 2014
Green, Tim, 1963-
327 pages ; 24 cm
"The companion novel to New Kid, where Brock is in another new town after being on the run with his dad again, and this time, he joins the football team"-- Provided by publisher.

Adventures in Flatfrost

September 30, 2014
Quinn, Jordan.
New York : Little Simon, [2014]
117 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Mischief-makers Prince Lucas, his best friend Clara, and Ruskin the scarlet dragon learn to respect the hard work of others when they are sent to Flatfrost to fetch more ice from the giants who live there.

Royal icing

September 30, 2014
Berk, Sheryl.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2014]
134 pages : illustration ; 19 cm.
Juliette invites the cupcake club girls to London to cater her boyfriend's West End acting debut, and while there Lady and Lord Wakefield ask them to build a cupcake London Bridge for their daughter's birthday.

True colors

September 30, 2014
Santopolo, Jill.
New York : Aladdin, 2014.
106 pages ; 22 cm.
"When Brooke breaks her arm, it's disastrous timing for the Sparkle Spa. The Auden Angels soccer team needs Rainbow Sparkles pedicures for good luck in the quarter finals."

Pennyroyal Academy

September 30, 2014
Larson, M. A.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
314 pages : map ; 22 cm
Map on lining papers.
"A girl from the forest enlists at Pennyroyal Academy, where princesses and knights are trained to battle the two great menaces of the day: witches and dragons"-- Provided by publisher.

The broken spell

September 30, 2014
McGann, Erika.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2014]
viii, 335 pages ; 20 cm
"Originally published in 2013 in the United Kingdom by The O'Brien Press, Ltd."--Title page verso.
Bored with studying pure theory, Grace and her four best friends jump at the chance to learn practical witchcraft from the glamorous Ms. Gold, but they make a magical mistake that drags the past into the present.

Young Houdini : the magician's fire

September 30, 2014
Nicholson, Simon (Simon Bennett), 1971-
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2014].
232 pages ; 20 cm.
"Originally published in 2014 in the United Kingdom by Oxford University Press."
Young Harry Houdini's efforts to perfect his magic tricks are put on hold when his mentor, Herbie, disappears, prodding Harry and his two best friends, Arthur and Billie, to embark on a dangerous investigation that pushes their skill and their friendship to the limits.

Nick and Tesla's super-cyborg gadget glove : a mystery with a blinking, beeping, voice-recording gadget glove you can build yourself

September 29, 2014
Pflugfelder, Bob, 1967- author.
Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2014]
270 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
In order to figure out why robotic versions of history's greatest scientists and inventors keep going haywire, siblings Nick and Tesla create a gadget glove.

Hook's revenge

September 29, 2014
Schulz, Heidi, author.
Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion Books, [2014]
290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Captain Hook's swashbuckling daughter must avenge her infamous father's death at the jaws of the Neverland crocodile.

Rainbow rocks : the mane event

September 29, 2014
Finn, Perdita, author.
New York, NY : Little, Brown, and Company, 2014.
216 pages ; 22 cm.
Based on My little pony, Equestria girls, motion picture.
"The third exciting adventure in the Equestria Girls series! The girls rock a new story about friendship at Canterlot High -- provided from publisher.

The rookie bookie

September 29, 2014
Wertheim, L. Jon
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
262 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"When seventh-grader Mitch Sloan moves to Jonasburg, Indiana, he uses his exceptional skills in math, money, and sports statistics to make friends--but gets in over his head when he starts a football betting ring"-- Provided by publisher.

Ben Franklin's fame

September 26, 2014
Deutsch, Stacia, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2014.
116 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Abigail and her friends can't believe it--their evil, time traveling nemesis Babs Magee, has finally convinced someone to quit: Benjamin Franklin! Babs is really making a terrible mess of history, and it's up to Bo, Jacob, Zack, and Abigail to put things right and make sure Ben stays on track. But it seems no matter how far back the kids go, Babs is always one step ahead of them. Will they be able to help Benjamin Franklin and stop Babs in time to save history?"--Page [4] of cover.

Amy's very merry Christmas

September 26, 2014
Barkley, Callie, author.
New York : Little Simon, 2014.
111 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
As Christmas nears, Amy and her friends in the Critter Club try to find a home for two adorable guinea pigs.

The secret of the snow

September 25, 2014
Stilton, Thea, author.
306 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
At head of title: Geronimo Stilton.
"Based on an original idea by Elisabetta Dami."
Thea Stilton and her sisters journey to the land of Minwa, a realm linked to the legends of Japan and wrapped in mysteries and enchantments, to discover why the realm's special lotus flowers are disappearing--and why their diappearance seems to be threatening the whole land.

The case of the weird blue chicken : the next misadventure

September 25, 2014
Cronin, Doreen, author.
102 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"The chicken squad"--Title page.
When a weird blue chicken comes to Chicken Squad headquarters for help, siblings Dirt, Sugar, and Sweetie help find her missing house.

The Super Chef contest

September 25, 2014
Stilton, Geronimo, author.
107 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
My cousin Trap was entering the Super Chef Contest, which determines the best cook on Mouse Island--and he was bringing me along as an assistant! Slimy Swiss cheese, I don't know the first thing about cooking fancy dishes and I didn't think Trap did, either. What an appetizing adventure!

Unstoppable Octobia May

September 25, 2014
Flake, Sharon, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
276 pages ; 22cm
In 1953 ten-year-old Octobia May lives in her Aunt's boarding house in the South, surrounded by an African American community which has its own secrets and internal racism, and spends her days wondering if Mr. Davenport in room 204 is really a vampire--or something else entirely.

Wild horse spring

September 25, 2014
Kline, Lisa Williams, 1954-
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zonderkidz, 2012.
265 p. ; 21cm.
While vacationing in a beach house surrounded by wild horses on North Carolina's Outer Banks, two very different stepsisters who like the same boy must band together to prove his innocence when he is accused of committing a crime against the horses.

Book of dragons

September 25, 2014
Testa, Maggie, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
From the observations of Bork the Bold to Hiccup's additions for the Dragon Academy, this book gathers all the facts, figures, and secrets that the Vikings have learned about dragons through the ages.

The planet collector

September 25, 2014
Sutton, Laurie, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2014]
76 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
When a sentient ship which collects and preserves dying civilizations mistakenly collects Metropolis, Superman investigates and discovers that the evil Brainiac has become trapped and has infiltrated the ship's systems.

The real man of steel

September 25, 2014
Sutton, Laurie, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, 2014.
77 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Lex Luther steals a special chip called the Mega Module that will give his battle suit power levels similar to Superman's, and sets out to claim the title of the real Man of Steel.

Teenage mutant ninja turtles : special-edition movie novelization

September 25, 2014
Shelley, Victoria, author.
124 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 21 cm
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles try to protect New York from the evil warrior known as the Shredder.

Andi under pressure : an Andi Boggs novel

September 25, 2014
Flower, Amanda.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zonderkidz, [2014]
176 pages ; 21 cm
While attending a prestigious Science Camp, twelve-year-old Andi and her new best friend, Colin Carter, investigate a series of practical jokes being blamed on the mysterious janitor, Polk, which result in a lab explosion that injures a professor.

My heart is laughing

September 24, 2014
Lagercrantz, Rose, 1947-
Wellington, N.Z. : Gecko Press, [2014]
119 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Dani's been trying her best to stay happy ever since her best friend Ella moved away. But when some girls in Dani's class start being cruel to her, it starts a chain of rather unhappy events ... It would all be okay if only Ella would move back. The standalone sequel to the acclaimed illustrated chapter book, My Happy Life.

Monkey me and the school ghost

September 23, 2014
Roland, Timothy, author.
New York, NY : Branches/Scholastic Inc., 2014.
90 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Clyde has a secret. Whenever he gets too excited, he changes into a monkey. His twin sister, Claudia, is worried that this isn't good for him. But when a ghost is seen in their school's hallway, Clyde will have to use his monkey powers to save they day. Will Clyde ever be a normal boy again?--Jacket.

Tales from a not-so-happily ever after

September 23, 2014
Russell, Rachel Renée, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2014.
295 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
A bump on the head suffered during gym class causes middle school drama queen Nikki Maxwell to have a crazy dream where all of her acquaintances assume the roles of familiar fairy tale characters.

The 12 screams of Christmas

September 23, 2014
Stine, R. L., author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
174 pages ; 19 cm.

The Angel Tree

September 23, 2014
Benedis-Grab, Daphne, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, [2014]
246 pages ; 22 cm
Every Christmas in the small town of Pine River, a tree appears in the town square and people tie wishes to it, but nobody knows where the tree comes from--but this year four children are determined to solve the mystery of the Angel Tree.

The scandalous sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

September 23, 2014
Berry, Julie, 1974-
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
351 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Seven very proper Victorian young ladies conspire to hide a murder from the authorities at their boarding school"-- Provided by publisher.

Lies we tell ourselves

September 23, 2014
Talley, Robin, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2014]
368 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
In 1959 Virginia, Sarah, a black student who is one of the first to attend a newly integrated school, forces Linda, a white integration opponent's daughter, to confront harsh truths when they work together on a school project.


September 23, 2014
Alvarez, Jennifer Lynn, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
245 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
"Star is prophesized to become the most powerful winged horse in Anok on his first birthday, but he must first overcome his malformed wings that make him unable to fly and threats from the leaders of the five herds"-- Provided by publisher.

Phantom pirates

September 23, 2014
King, Daren, 1972- author.
114 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"It's vacation time for the ghosties, but instead of a luxury cruise, the crew of lovable specters has accidentally taken their holler-day on a ship full of phantom pirates! But that's not the worst of it--these naughty priates are planning to invade a ship of still-alives (and that's not a very polite thing to do at all). The ghosties decide to step in and help the still-alives, so it's up to Pamela Fraidy and her ghosty friends to save the day. But to turn back the pirates they're going to need help from a mischievous mermaid, some nose-plugs, and whole lot of garlic"--Jacket.

"Shouldn't you be in school?"

September 22, 2014
Snicket, Lemony, author.
New York : Little, Brown & Company, 2014.
325 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
Young Lemony Snicket investigates a rash of fires that have plagued the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea, revealing secrets that involve the Department of Education and the notorious villain Hangfire.

Magic Mountain

September 22, 2014
Banks, Rosie (Children's fiction writer)
London : Orchard, 2012.
105 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"Free gift tokens inside"--Cover.

Rapunzel cuts loose

September 22, 2014
Holub, Joan, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
183 pages ; 20 cm.
Rapunzel refuses to let her magical, fast-growing hair get in the way of helping her friends Snow, Red, and Cinda save Grimm Academy from the E.V.I.L. Society.


September 22, 2014
Monninger, Joseph, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
202 pages ; 20 cm.
A group of children must learn how to survive when their town is flooded and the electrical power goes out after a bad storm.

Natalie the Christmas stocking fairy

September 22, 2014
Meadows, Daisy, author.
New York : Scholastic, [2014]
161 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"Jack Frost never gets anything in his Christmas stocking, so this year, he's decided that nobody else will, either! He's stolen Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy's three magic objects. Without them, Natalie can't make sure that kids all over the world get their special presents! Can Kirsty and Rachel help their newest fairy friend? Or is the Christmas magic about to fizzle and fade?"-- from publisher's web site.

Hell hound curse

September 19, 2014
Hawken, E. (Eleanor)
London : Quercus, [2013].
254 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
To make some extra money for Feral Zoo, Sammy, Red and Donny decide to promote their cryptozoology business - investigating animals that don't exist. What could possibly go wrong? Everything! Hired to check out sightings of a ghost dog, the friends uncover the terrifying legend of the Hell Hound. Anyone who is seen by this terrible beast is struck with a death curse. So when Sammy's best friend Mark runs into the deadly dog, Sammy knows he doesn't have long to figure out how to save him!

The red pencil

September 19, 2014
Pinkney, Andrea Davis, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
308 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
"After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder"-- Provided by publisher.

Three pickled herrings

September 19, 2014
Gardner, Sally.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
176 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Nine-year-old Emily Vole and her friends at Wings & Co. Fairy Detective Agency have their hands full with the sudden and mysterious death of local landowner Sir Walter Cross, devastating losses suffered by tailor Mr. Rollo, and the ruin of Pan Smith's wedding preparations the night before her big day.

Sleuth on skates : a Sesame Slade mystery

September 19, 2014
Beauvais, Clémentine.
New York : Holiday House, 2014.
214 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
"First Published in Great Britain in 2013 by Hodder Children's Books."
Precocious eleven-year-old self-made-supersleuth Sophie "Sesame" Seade investigates the disappearance of Jenna Jenkins, a student at Cambridge University, where Sophie's father is chaplain and her mother is Head of Christ's College.


September 18, 2014
Alexander, William (William Joseph), 1976-
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2014]
222 pages ; 22 cm
Appointed Earth's ambassador to the universe, twelve-year-old Gabe Fuentes faces two sets of "alien" problems when he discovers his parents are illegal aliens and face deportation and the Earth is in the path of a destructive alien force causing multiple mass extinctions.

The mystery of the lion's tail

September 18, 2014
Paris, Harper.
New York : Little Simon, 2014.
106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Twins Ethan and Ella are in the Maasai Mara in Kenya, and there's another mystery to solve. Where are all the lions? Ethan and Ella spot lots of cool animals, but the one they're most excited about, they can't seem to find"--|2Provided by publisher

Murphy, Gold Rush dog

September 18, 2014
Hart, Alison, 1950- author.
Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree Publishers, [2014]
160 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"In 1900, a dog named Murphy wants to help Sally and Mama build a new life in Nome, but life in the mining town is not easy. Can the three of them find a home--and maybe a fortune?"-- Provided by publisher.

The book of secrets

September 17, 2014
Voigt, Cynthia.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014]
355 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Self-reliant Max Starling, a twelve-year-old detective and problem solver, struggles to keep his identity a secret as he investigates a case of arson, while cryptic messages from his still missing parents indicate that they need rescuing.

December dog

September 17, 2014
Roy, Ron, 1940- author.
New York : Random House, [2014]
72 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
After finding an unusual present--a lost puppy--on Christmas Eve, best friends Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy scramble to find its owner before morning.

New Year's Eve thieves

September 17, 2014
Roy, Ron, 1940- author.
New York : Random House, [2014]
72 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
While investigating a mystery on New Year's Eve, four friends encounter a big surprise.

Return to Planet Tad

September 17, 2014
Carvell, Tim.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
231 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Planet Tad.
Tad offers commentary on his eighth-grade year via illustrated blog entries.

Christmas fairy magic

September 17, 2014
McNamara, Margaret, author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
133 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"There are only ten days left until Christmas, and the Fairy Bell Sisters couldn't be more excited: this year, their big sister Tinker Bell is coming home to visit! Tink says she's going to treat her sisters to the very best Christmas by bringing presents and decorations from Neverland. Then she makes her sisters promise not to do anything to prepare for the holiday--they work hard enough already! But as Christmas draws nearer--and Tink still has not arrived--Clara, Rosy, Goldie, and Sylva find it harder and harder not to join in the Fairyland festivities. And on top of everything else, baby Squeak has started acting rather strangely. . . . Will the season be ruined? Or will the Fairy Bell Sisters find enough faith in one another to make this the most magical Christmas ever?" -- from publisher's web site.


September 17, 2014
Glewwe, Eleanor.
New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
323 pages ; 22 cm
"Marah, an underclass 'sparker' in a society ruled by magicians, works with her friend Azariah to find a cure for a mysterious disease that turns its victims' eyes black"-- Provided by publisher.

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