New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

October 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Predator vs prey : a going wild novel

October 20, 2017
McMann, Lisa, author.
386 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Charlie Wilde's dad has been abducted by masked figures who might not even be completely human. And it will take more than her incredible bracelet--which gives her powers from the animal kingdom--to rescue him. Luckily, Charlie's friends now have bracelets of their own with all-new abilities...they just have to work through a few issues first. Maria's device has hair-raising side effects. Mac can't wait to hack into his. And their frenemy, Kelly, swears hers is a dud. If Charlie is going to have any hope of saving her dad--and the world--from their beastly foes, she'll have to help her friends master their powers and come together as a team.

Insignificant events in the life of a cactus

October 20, 2017
Bowling, Dusti, author.
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2017]
262 pages ; 21 cm
New friends and a mystery help Aven, thirteen, adjust to middle school and life at a dying western theme park in a new state, where her being born armless presents many challenges.

Greetings from witness protection!

October 20, 2017
Burt, Jake, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
359 pages ; 22 cm
Thirteen-year-old Nicki Demere is an orphan and a kleptomaniac, making her the perfect girl to portray the Trevors' daughter in witness protection, but she soon learns that the biggest threat to her new family's security comes from her own past.

Riddle of the rusty horseshoe

October 19, 2017
Quill, Penumbra, author.
110 pages ; 20 cm.
Join the Cutie Mark Crusaders--Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom, and Scootaloo--as they read mysteries, legends, ghost stories, and every other kind of tale that makes a mane stand on end.

Shai & Emmie star in Break an egg!

October 19, 2017
Wallis, Quvenzhané, 2003- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2017]
119 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
When Shai Williams, who plans to become a star on Broadway, loses the lead role in the third-grade musical at her performing arts elementary school in Atlanta, she learns an important lesson about adaptability, from her mother, aunt, and grandmother, all actresses.

Sven Carter & the trashmouth effect

October 19, 2017
Vlock, Rob.
New York : Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2017.
ix, 375 pages ; 22 cm
Ever since Sven Carter was caught eating a moldy blueberry muffin under the gym bleachers, earning himself the nickname Trashmouth, he's been his school's biggest outcast. But he soon discovers that having a lame nickname is the least of his worries.


October 19, 2017
Poe, Mark Andrew, author.
206 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Harry Moon is up to his eyeballs in magic in the small town of Sleepy Hollow. His archenemy, Titus Kligore, has eyes on winning the annual Scary Talent Show. Harry has a tough job ahead of him if he is going to steal the crown. He takes a chance on a magical rabbit who introduces him to the deep magic. Harry decides the best way forward is to "do no evil" while the battle to defeat Titus goes epic.

Voyage to Avalon

October 18, 2017
Leung, Julie, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
320 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
After a mysterious plague threatens Camelot, Calib and Cecily set off on a voyage to Avalon to find a cure and need to use magic and the help of friends to solve the mystery of the plague and return in time to save Camelot.

Join the resistance : Escape from Vodran

October 18, 2017
Acker, Ben, author.
Los Angeles : Disney/Lucasfilm Press, 2017.
327 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Mattis, Lorica, AG-90, and Jo have been captured by the First Order! And things only go from bad to worse when Jo turns traitor on them as soon as they're in custody, and AG is taken away to be reprogrammed as a villainous First Order droid! Can the squabbling Mattis and Lorica work together to figure out a way to escape before they are interrogated or worse?

Zack and the turkey attack!

October 18, 2017
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds, author.
163 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
While helping on his grandparents' farm, Zach, his best friend Matthew, and neighbor Josie outsmart a tormenting turkey and, in the process, solve a mystery of missing jewelry.

The not-so-pretty pixies

October 18, 2017
Anna, Holly, author.
New York : Little Simon, 2017.
118 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"In this fourth adventure, Daisy and Posey help a pretty pixie named Twee get to the bottom of a not-so-pretty problem"-- Provided by publisher.

Touchdown Kid

October 18, 2017
Green, Tim, 1963- author.
313 pages ; 24 cm
Sharing a love of football and life in a rough neighborhood, Cory and his best friend, Liam, are tested when Liam sustains an injury that costs him a football scholarship and Cory is offered his friend's scholarship and must learn how to fit in with his privileged new classmates.

Claude on the big screen

October 18, 2017
Smith, Alex T., author, illustrator.
Atlanta, GA : Peachtree, 2017.
94 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
"Claude discovers a film set on the other side of the fence! When the two lead actors are injured, Claude and Sir Bobblysock are asked to take their places. Can they become movie stars with just the simple addition of a wig? Of course they can!"-- Provided by publisher.

Coco : a story about music, shoes, and family

October 18, 2017
López, Diana, author.
Glendale, CA : Disney Press, 2017.
253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Miguel's family has banned music from their home for generations, focusing on their successful family shoe business instead. All of his family wants him to join the family business, but Miguel wants to play guitar. In the Land of the Dead, Miguel goes on a journey to discover the truth behind his family's history, and find out if there is a way to get his family's blessing to be a musician.

Paddington's finest hour

October 18, 2017
Bond, Michael, author.
New York, NY : Harpercollins Childrens Books 2017.
143 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Originally published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Children's Books in 2017.
Parking problems -- A bird in the hand -- Curry's the name -- Paddington's magical moments -- Dinner for one -- A visit to the cleaners -- Paddington's finest hour.

Peter Powers and the sinister snowman showdown!

October 18, 2017
Clark, Kent, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
116 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Peter and his best friends embark on an adventure to defeat an army of snowmen, and in the process they save the holidays from being ruined"-- Provided by publisher.

Ben Franklin's in my bathroom!

October 17, 2017
Fleming, Candace, author.
264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
When ten-year-old Nolan and his little sister, Olive, find Ben Franklin in their kitchen, they do their best to guide Ben through the new world he helped form.

Max Tilt : Fire the depths

October 17, 2017
Lerangis, Peter, author.
357 pages ; 22 cm
Thirteen-year-old Max Tilt discovers an unpublished manuscript by Jules Verne and sets out to find the treasure it describes. But Max and his friend Alex aren't the only ones who know about the treasure...

Two catch a thief

October 17, 2017
Watson, Tom, 1965- author.
226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Much to Edith's delight, she and Stick Cat are enjoying a lazy day at his apartment. But not for long. Soon, strange and threatening sounds come from the ceiling. What could it be? An elephant? Santa?

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

October 17, 2017
Glaser, Karina Yan, author.
297 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Maps on end caps.
Told that they will have to move out of their Harlem brownstone just after Christmas, the five Vanderbeeker children, ages four to twelve, decide to change their reclusive landlord's mind.

Nuts about science

October 17, 2017
Houts, Michelle, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, 2017.
99 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"While learning about habitats in second grade, Lucy convinces her school to plant a new tree as a home for squirrels"--Provided by publisher.

The dreadful tale of Prosper Redding

October 17, 2017
Bracken, Alexandra, author.
362 pages ; 22 cm.
A modern New England boy must rid himself of the ancient demon inhabiting his body and break his family's curse.

Halloween nightmares

October 17, 2017
Poe, Mark Andrew, author.
182 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"While other kids are out trick-or-treating, eighth-grade magician Harry Moon is flying on a magic carpet named Impenetrable. Harry and Rabbit speed past severed hands, boiling cauldrons, and graveyard witching rituals in his quest to unravel a decade-old curse at the annual Sleepy Hallow Halloween Bonfire. With "do no evil" as his motto, Harry, on Halloween night, steps into epic battle of his young life with sinister Mayer Kligore."--Back cover.

Moby Dick

October 17, 2017
Edwards, Philip, adapter.
Franklin, TN : Flowerpot Press, [2017]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
An adaptation of the classic recounts the tale of life aboard a New England whaling ship whose captain is obsessed with the pursuit of a large white whale.


October 17, 2017
Cazet, Denys, author, illustrator.
Berkeley, California : Creston Books, [2017]
208 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
In order to get his and his friends' names off the principal's "manure list," perennial troublemaker Russell makes a deal with Ms. Krunchensnap, the middle school principal and a former mud wrestling champion, that he will find her stolen trophy and arrange a rematch with her nemesis, but first he and his friends must locate a missing teacher and custodian and figure out what--or who--is lurking in the plumbing.

Step up to the plate, Maria Singh

October 17, 2017
Krishnaswami, Uma, 1956- author.
276 pages ; 20 cm
"Nine-year-old Maria Singh learns to play softball just like her heroes in the All-American Girls' League, while her parents and neighbors are struggling through World War II, working for India's independence, and trying to stay on their farmland"-- Provided by publisher.

Who gives a hoot?

October 16, 2017
Kelly, Jacqueline, author.
105 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Calpurnia and her grandfather rescue a barn owl from the river and, with the help of Dr. Pritzker, dead mice, and some detective work, nurse it back to health.

The war I finally won

October 16, 2017
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker, author.
New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2017]
385 pages ; 22 cm
"As the frightening impact of World War II creeps closer and closer to her door, eleven-year-old Ada learns to manage life on the home front"-- Provided by publisher.

The wonderling

October 16, 2017
Bartók, Mira, author, illustrator.
450 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 cm
Alternate title page displays: The wonderling : Songcatcher.
"The Wonderling ... is an illustrated middle grade epic fantasy trilogy... The two books in the series are titled The Wonderling: Songcatcher, and The Wonderling: Singing Tree."--From author's website.
In this extraordinary debut novel with its deft nod to Dickensian heroes and rogues, Mira Bartók tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong, as he seeks his destiny.

The Adventurers Guild

October 16, 2017
Clark, Zack Loran, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, [2017]
306 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"Conscripted into the dangerous Adventurers Guild, best friends Zed and Brock must defend what is left of humanity against terrible monsters in this epic fantasy."-- Provided by publisher.

The notations of Cooper Cameron

October 13, 2017
O'Reilly, Jane H., author.
312 pages ; 20 cm
At the family cabin by the lake where his grandfather died two years ago, eleven-year-old Cooper Cameron spends the summer trying to rid himself of the rituals that allow him to cope with his grief and fear.

Ghosts of Greenglass House

October 12, 2017
Milford, Kate, author.
456 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Twelve-year-old Milo is stuck spending the winter holidays in a house full of strange guests who are not what they seem-again! He will have to work with friends old and new to uncover clues in search of a mysterious map and a famous smuggler's lost haul"-- Provided by publisher.

App of the living dead

October 12, 2017
Harrington, Kim, 1974- author.
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2017]
190 pages ; 20 cm.
By refusing to play Veratrum Games Corp's new zombie game, Bex and Charlie are among the few people immune to becoming zombies themselves, and capable of stopping the corporation.

The Gravedigger's son

October 12, 2017
Moody, Patrick, author.
290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Although he yearns to be a Healer, Ian Fossor must follow family tradition and help the spirits of the dead find peace in the Beyond, but when Weavers threaten he finds his rightful place.

Sled Dog School

October 12, 2017
Johnson, Terry Lynn, author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
198 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
When eleven-year-old Matt must set up a business to save his failing math grade, he overcomes his self-doubt and also gains two friends along the way.


October 12, 2017
Kelkar, Supriya, 1980- author.
New York : Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc., [2017]
307 pages ; 20 cm
Gandhi asks for one member of each family to join the fight for independence from the British, and when ten-year-old Anjali's mother is jailed for doing so, Anjali must step out of her comfort zone to take over her mother's work.

We are party people

October 12, 2017
Margolis, Leslie, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.
278 pages ; 22 cm
Even though twelve-year-old Pixie prefers to blend into the background, she might have to step closer to the center of attention when her friend runs for class president and when her mom leaves town indefinitely, leaving her parent's party planning business in need of a British-accented punk mermaid.

In a dark land : a Changelings story

October 12, 2017
Soontornvat, Christina, author.
308 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Nine months after her adventures in Faerie, Izzy is reunited with her old friends to help find the lost King's Key before an evil witch can use it to steal Changelings who live on Earth.

Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

October 11, 2017
Rowling, J. K., author.
New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2017.
325 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Year 3"--Spine.
Owl post -- Aunt Marge's big mistake -- The knight bus -- The leaky cauldron -- The dementor -- Talons and tea leaves -- The boggart in the wardrobe -- Flight of the fat lady -- Grim defeat -- The marauder's map -- The firebolt -- The patronus -- Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw -- Snape's grudge -- The quidditch final -- Professor Trelawney's prediction -- Cat, rat and dog -- Moony, wormtail, padfood and prongs -- The servant of Lord Voldemort -- The dementor's kiss -- Hermione's secret -- Owl post again.
During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths.

Forest's first bully

October 11, 2017
Zann, Tara, author.
New York : Imprint, 2017.
119 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
With Olive's help, Forest learns to deal with Colton, the class bully.

The Flash : hocus pocus

October 11, 2017
Lyga, Barry, author
New York, NY : Amulet Books, 2017.
225 pages ; 21 cm.
"DC Comics"--Title page verso.
"Based on the hit CW television series."
"This first installment in the Flash middle-grade series follows Barry Allen as he continues his mission to protect Central City"-- Provided by publisher.

Mabel Opal Pear and the rules for spying

October 11, 2017
Hosch, Amanda, author.
262 pages ; 20 cm
Cover illustrated by Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde.
When Mabel's parents leave town without warning, she isn't worried. They're spies, after all. But when her beloved Aunt Gertie is arrested for leading a smuggling ring, then her obnoxious uncle Frank and aunt Stella show up, demanding to be let into the family's private museum, things begin to look fishy. Especially since Mabel hasn't heard from her parents in days. Tackling a mystery like this one is what she has been training for her whole life. Using her self-authored spy rules, will Mabel be able to find her parents and unmask the real criminal before she loses all trust?--Provided by Publisher.

Frazzled : ordinary mishaps and inevitable catastrophes

October 10, 2017
Vivat, Booki, author, illustrator.
211 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Things are looking up for Abbie Wu: this year she'll run for class president and get a brand-new shiny locker. Until--she doesn't ... Not only does she discover that her locker has been hijacked by a complete stranger, but it turns out the culprit also happens to be her new science partner. To make matters worse, there's an addition to the Wu family--a diabolical cat she's convinced is out to get her. Now Abbie has to figure out a way to make it all work before her life becomes a total catastrophe!"--Provided by publisher.

Black Moon rising

October 10, 2017
MacHale, D. J., author.
x, 293 pages ; 22 cm.
Middle-schoolers Marcus, Theo, and Lu return to the Library to hlep figure out, and fix, what is going wrong at a school in Massachusetts.

Gertie Milk & the keeper of lost things

October 10, 2017
Van Booy, Simon, author.
New York : Razorbill, [2017]
248 pages : 22 cm
"Featuring--Robot Rabbit Boy as Robot Rabbit Boy"--t.p.
As the newest Keeper of Lost Things, Gertie Milk travels through time to return missing objects to famous figures at key moments in history, following the directives of the B.D.B.U.--a book that contains the knowledge of the world--and searching for clues to her past.

Dog day afterschool

October 10, 2017
Greenwald, Tom, 1962- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2017.
232 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
No one fights crime harder than the Crimebiters gang... and of course my crime-fighting dog, Abby. Together, we've fought against corruption in the world of elementary school sports and even stopped a neighborhood crime ring! But now a copy of the final math test has been stolen, AND our local animal shelter (where I found Abby!) is in danger of closing. As if that weren't enough, Daisy has introduced her new kitten, Purrkins, into the Crimebiters family -- and everyone knows that cats and dogs fight like... well, cats and dogs! Can four determined kids and two squabbling pets come together to save the day again?"--Page [4] of cover.

The League of Unexceptional Children : the kids who knew too little

October 10, 2017
Daneshvari, Gitty, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
202 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Utterly average twelve-year-olds Jonathan Murray and Shelley Brown, agents with the League of Unexceptional Children, travel to Europe to infiltrate a secret society and save the day one last time"-- Provided by publisher.

Thor : Ragnarok :the junior novel

October 10, 2017
McCann, Jim, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
150 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
"Based on the screenplay by Eric Pearson ; story by Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost and Eric Pearson"--T.p.
His devious brother, Loki has taken over his home of Asgard, the powerful and ancient Hela has emerged with dark designs, and Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe. To escape and save his home, Thor must compete in an alien contest of champions, fighting his way to freedom against none other than his former ally and fellow Avenger... the Incredible Hulk!

Solids, liquids, guess who's got gas?

October 10, 2017
Houts, Michelle, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2017]
96 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Lucy learns all about states of matter, and a school field trip and the Fall Harvest Festival gives her the chance to put her new knowledge to good use"-- Provided by publisher.

The Khipu and the final key

October 9, 2017
Garretson, Dee, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2017.
135 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
In this all-new very special miniseries, the Aldens have been recruited by a secret society to return lost artifacts and treasures to their rightful locations--all around the world! The final leg of the Aldens' journey brings them to South America and to the Salt Flats in northern Argentina. But when they hit a dead end, they realize someone has tricked them in order to delay their plans! Returning to Buenos Aires, the Aldens connect with the Silvertons and are able to get back on track. But it is clear their rivals are closer than ever. The Aldens' final artifact is their most delicate yet--a rare orange orchid they must return to Machu Picchu in Peru. With the stakes higher than ever, the Aldens make a shocking discovery about the Silvertons and the Argents. Will the Boxcar Children be able to use what they've learned to return the final Reddimus artifact intact?

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