New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

January 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The stolen moon

January 28, 2015
Searles, Rachel.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2015.
360 pages ; 22 cm.
"Chase has been reunited with his younger sister, Lilli. He doesn't remember his past, but Lilli does--she remembers their parents, and life before their planet was destroyed"-- Provided by publisher.

Super Sasquatch showdown

January 28, 2015
Harper, Charise Mericle.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
169 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Christy Ottaviano Books."
"When Morgan and Lewis receive a cryptic letter and a key from Mr. Lee, they get to see more of his life-like costume creations. Robots, aliens, and Sasquatches abound and the big question through it all is--what's real and what's pretending to be real?"- Provided by publisher.

Sniffing for clues collection

January 28, 2015
White, Jamie, author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
299 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Includes 3 chapter books, Martha on the case, Detective dog, Secret agent dog"--Page 1 of cover.
Martha on the case / adaptation by Jamie White ; based on a TV series teleplay written by Matt Steinglass -- Detective dog / adaptation by Jamie White ; based on TV series teleplays written by Raye Lankford and Peter K. Hirsch -- Secret agent dog / adaptation by Jamie White ; based on a TV series teleplay written by Ken Scarborough.

Kitchen chaos

January 28, 2015
Levine, Deborah A., author.
319 pages ; 22 cm
"The Saturday cooking club"--Title page.
"The Saturday cooking club ; 1"--Spine.
Liza and Frankie have always been best friends. But when new girl Lillian arrives from San Francisco, suddenly three's a crowd. Especially after the trio is grouped together for a big sixth-grade social studies project. Can they put aside their animosity long enough to succeed? When Liza suggests they all take a cooking class with the chef from her favorite cooking show for the project, the girls are on board, but they need an adult to take the class with them. It seems like the perfect opportunity to snag some quality time with their overscheduled, overstressed mothers, if they can convince them to sign up!

The Book of Storms

January 27, 2015
Hatfield, Ruth.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
357 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
When his parents disappear after a fierce storm, eleven-year-old Danny, unaccustomed to acts of bravery, comes to their rescue after finding a valuable shard of wood that enables him to talk to plants and animals and battle terrifyingly powerful enemies, including the demonic Sammael.

License to thrill

January 27, 2015
Gutman, Dan, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HaperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
251 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Tween twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald have finally reached the last leg of their wacky and dangerous cross-country road trip, but they must fend off a host of strange assassins before they reach their home in California"-- Provided by publisher.

Island of shipwrecks

January 27, 2015
McMann, Lisa.
New York : Aladdin, 2015.
452 pages ; 22 cm.
Alex and his friends from Artimé are stranded on a newly-discovered island, and they are not alone, while in Quill, his twin Aaron's power base grows as he joins with an unlikely ally in a risky plan to finally conquer Artimé.

Dinosaur boy

January 27, 2015
Oakes, Cory Putman.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2015]
217 pages ; 21 cm
Sprouting a tail and spikes over the summer before fifth grade, Sawyer, a boy with the dinosaur gene, is bullied in school, but when his tormentors begin to disappear, it is up to Sawyer, his best friend Elliot, and a mysterious new girl to rescue them from a galactically horrible fate.

Finding Serendipity

January 27, 2015
Banks, Angelica.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
281 pages ; 22 cm
"First Australia in 2013 by Allen & Unwin"--Copyright page.
"When Tuesday McGillycuddy and her beloved dog Baxterr discover that Tuesday's mother--the famous author Serendipity Smith--has gone missing, they set out on a magical adventure. In their quest to find Serendipity, they discover the mysterious and unpredictable place that stories come from"-- Provided by publisher.

Doubleborn : a Dragonborn novel

January 27, 2015
Forward, Toby, 1950-
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
322 pages ; 22 cm
Falsely accused of bullying, wizard apprentice Tamrin leaves Canterstock College for Wizards and sets out in search of Sam, the only person to whom she has ever felt a connection, but Sam, adrift since his master Flaxfield died, has been targeted by Flaxfield's old enemy, the powerful wizard Ash.

Deception on the set

January 27, 2015
Dixon, Franklin W. author.
New York : Aladdin Books, 2015.
115 pages ; 20 cm.
"It's lights, camera, disaster for a film crew unless Frank and Joe can track down a saboteur in this cinematic Hardy Boys adventure--a fresh approach to a classic series. Joe and Frank Hardy are excited to be cast as extras in the zombie movie that's filming in their hometown. Not only is film production way more exciting than what usually goes on in Bayport, it also doesn't hurt that the lead actress is pretty cute. At first it seems like for once Frank and Joe might not have a mystery to solve. But when a stunt goes horribly wrong, the Hardy boys know someone is trying to sabotage the film--and putting lives in jeopardy. Can the brothers find the culprit before it's too late?" -- from publisher's web site.

The inquisitor's mark

January 26, 2015
Salerni, Dianne K., author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
341 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Rise and fall

January 26, 2015
Schrefer, Eliot, 1978- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2015.
187 pages : map ; 21 cm.
"Read the book. Unlock the game"--Cover.
"Deep in the desert there sits a beautiful oasis, ruled by a monarch unlike any other in Erdas. His name is Cabaro, the Great Lion, and he reigns over a kingdom of animals, jealously guarding his golden talisman. No human has ever set foot on the Great Beast's territory. The journey to his oasis is impossible. As a team, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have achieved the impossible before. But now that team is broken--the friends scattered by a devastating betrayal. The young heroes and their spirit animals have already sacrificed much in their quest for the talismans. But with the world crumbling all around them--and a ruthless enemy opposing their every move--their greatest sacrifices are yet to come." -- back cover.

The chosen prince

January 26, 2015
Stanley, Diane, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
357 pages : illustration, map ; 22 cm
"Prince Alexos, the long-awaited champion of the goddess Athene, follows the course of his destiny through war and loss and a deadly confrontation with his enemy to its end: shipwreck on a magical, fog-shrouded island. There he meets the unforgettable Aria and faces the greatest challenge of his life. Based loosely on Shakespeare's The Tempest"-- Provided by publisher.

All the answers

January 26, 2015
Messner, Kate.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
248 pages ; 22 cm
Twelve-year-old Ava finds an old pencil in her family's junk drawer and discovers, during a math test, that it will answer factual questions, so she and her best friend Sophie have a great time--and Ava grows in self-confidence--until the pencil reveals a truth about her family that Ava would rather not know.

Dragon gold

January 26, 2015
Hawken, E. (Eleanor), author.
London : Quercus, 2014.
266 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Sammy couldn't be more excited when two pandas arrive at Feral Zoo all the way from China. But when he finds a mysterious golden egg hidden inside the panda crate, he knows things are about to get WEIRD - again. Soon the egg hatches, and Sammy comes face to face with a tiny golden dragon. And, it seems to think he's its dad! Sammy needs answers, and he needs them fast - who sent the dragon, and why? It's not long before Sammy realises he's in more danger than he could ever imagine...

The sabotage

January 26, 2015
Probst, Jeff, 1962- author.
New York, New York : Puffin Books, 2015.
189, 14 pages ; 20 cm.
When Carter, Vanessa, Buzz, and Jane found themselves stranded on Shadow Island, they had no idea what they were getting into. Now, one of their group is missing, and the stakes just keep getting higher. This is going to be a fight to the finish if they ever want to make it home again. It's going to take courage. It's going to take strength. It's going to take luck. And in the end, one rash decision could change everything--when everything is at stake.

Stealing the game

January 26, 2015
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, 2015.
293 pages ; 22 cm.
When eighth-grader Chris's older brother, Jax, is caught betting on the pick-up basketball games that Chris and his friends play, Chris becomes involved in the police investigation.

Clover's luck

January 26, 2015
George, K. (Kallie), 1983-
New York : Disney-Hyperion, [2015]
128 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Clover, who wants to change her bad luck, accepts a volunteer position at a pet adoption agency unlike any other and soon finds herself in a world of fairy horses, dragons with temperamental snouts, wizards, princesses, and, unfortunately, witches.

Red butterfly

January 26, 2015
Sonnichsen, A. L.
New York : Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2015]
392 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
In China, a foundling girl with a deformed hand raised in secret by an American woman must navigate China's strict adoption system when she is torn away from the only family she has ever known.

Fake snakes and weird wizards

January 26, 2015
Winkler, Henry, 1945- author.
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2015.
123 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Hank's sister Emily wants Ralph's Reptile Show to perform at her birthday party more than anything, but Ralph is booked solid. So Hank comes up with a plan: he'll disguise himself as a magician called The Westside Wizard and pull a snake from thin air! But when Hank's true identity is revealed during his performance, his good deed might just turn into a huge disaster"-- Provided by publisher.

Cinderella : read-and-sing.

January 23, 2015
Glendale, California : Disney Press, [2014]
126 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Some copies may contain instructions on downloading three songs from the original Cinderella soundtrack.
Cinderella's royal wedding -- Cinderella and the lost mice -- Princess in disguise -- The lost tiara -- A new mouse.
Join Cinderella as she searched for her mouse friends, plans the perfect royal wedding, goes undercover to find out what the palace servants really think about her, and more in this storybook.

A tale of two sisters

January 23, 2015
Dadey, Debbie.
New York : Aladdin Books, 2015.
96 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Echo Reef is tail-flipping with excitement when she find a human object. But when her older sister claims the object for her own, how far will Echo go to reclaim it?

Blue Moon : from the journals of Mama Mae & LeeLee

January 22, 2015
Keys, Alicia.
San Diego, CA : IDW Publishing, 2014.
42 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
From the interactive story telling app "The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee", Blue Moon is an inspirational and magical tale of discovery created by Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys, and was inspired by her childhood relationship with her own grandmother. Blue Moon introduces readers to young and imaginative LeeLee, who just moved to the big city, and her magical grandmother, Mama Mae. To help LeeLee adjust to her new home, Mama Mae tells her the story of Abey, a young Native American girl from the 17th century, and her adventurous yet magical evening when she too wasn't sure of her surroundings.

No time for Hallie

January 22, 2015
Hapka, Cathy.
White Plains, New York : Studio Fun Books, [2015]
122 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Based on a real-life cat named Hallie.
"Zach's neighbors just had a new baby--and now they're threatening to take their cat, Hallie, to the animal shelter. The kids have been volunteering there since starting the Pet Rescue Club, and they know an older cat might have trouble getting adopted. Can they convince the family to give their kitty another chance--or maybe find someone who truly appreciates all that an older kitty has to offer?"-- Provided by publisher.

A new home for Truman

January 22, 2015
Hapka, Cathy.
117 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"When Janey starts a blog where people can share cute pet photos and stories, she never imagines she'll receive a heartbreaking photo of a skinny, abandoned dog. She calls on her friends Lolli, Zach, and Adam to help - and that's just the start! When these animal-loving fourth graders discover how many animals need help in their suburban hometown, they just can't sit by and do nothing.."-- Provided by publisher.

The outlaw of Sherwood Forest

January 22, 2015
Seven, John, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2015]
191 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Their latest adventure takes teenagers Dawkins and Hypatia back to thirteenth-century Nottingham and Sherwood Forest, but when they find a time-traveling device in a cave they find themselves far in the future--and closer to the forces that are tampering with time.

Big Bad Detective Agency

January 21, 2015
Hale, Bruce, author.
120 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Based on: The three little pigs.
"The houses of all Three (not-so-) Little Pigs were broken into and ransacked, and the Pigs are squealing for justice. So Prince Tyrone, ruler of Fairylandia, drags in the obvious suspect: Wolfgang. The lone wolf has big teeth, sharp claws, no alibi -- and a single day to find the real culprit and clear his big bad name. When Wolf (reluctantly) teams up with the fourth Little Pig to crack the case, the Big Bad Detective Agency -- and an adventure way funnier than your average fairy tale -- is born!"-- provided by publisher


January 21, 2015
Lee, Stan, 1922- author.
New York : Disney Press, [2015]
463 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
At head of title: Disney.
Follows the experiences of a Chinese-American teen who is thrown into the middle of an epic global chase involving the release of twelve magical superpowers.

The spider ring

January 21, 2015
Harwell, Andrew, author.
213 pages ; 22 cm
"A powerful ring. A dangerous web. When Maria inherits a strange, spider-shaped ring from her grandmother, she doesn't realize she's also inheriting a strange power--the power to control spiders and have them do whatever she wants. This is a pretty cool thing when it comes to fetching objects from another room...or if Maria wants to use the spiders to get back at some mean kids in her class. But the power comes with a price. Maria has attracted the attention of the Black Widow--who is trying to collect all the spider magic for herself. The Black Widow is not going to let anything stand in her way--especially not Maria. The story of the ring is being woven like a web--and Maria is going to have to do everything she can to not get trapped within it."-- Provided by publisher

Sleeping beauty dreams big

January 21, 2015
Holub, Joan, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2015]
181 pages ; 20 cm.
Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia... Sleeping Beauty who just goes by her middle name, Rose has always been a daredevil. But according to her fairy tale, after her twelfth birthday Rose must avoid all sharp objects. That isn't easy at Grimm Academy, where enchanted items can also be dangerous. Rose will have to stay wide awake to keep out of trouble-and to find her magic charm!

Map of the passages

January 21, 2015
Baccalario, Pierdomenico, author.
237 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Translation of: La mappa dei passaggi.
"Original edition published by Edizioni Piemme S.p.A., Italy."
Finley McPhee holds the scorpion key, which makes him the Defender of the Emporium in the small town of Applecross, Scotland, but now Aiby Lily and Finley's brother Doug are apparently lost in an other-worldly place called the passages, and the evil Semueld Askell has told him that if he does not surrender the key within twenty-four hours, they will be lost forever--and that is only one of his problems.

The tale of Cinderella : have courage, be kind

January 21, 2015
Candau, Brittany, author.
277 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Based on the screenplay by Chris Weitz; executive producer Tim Lewis; produced by Simon Kinberg, Allison Shearmur, David Barron; directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Ella is different than most young women in the kingdom. She can quote any Shakespearean play. She befriends every animal she meets, including the scurrying mice living in the walls. She believes in the power of kindness, in changing customs that are not so kind. Ella has faced unspeakable tragedy and loss, and is at the mercy of her cruel stepfamily. And yet, Ella tries to keep a brave face, no matter how difficult this becomes.Kit has always been deemed a "dreamer." He values peace above all else. He's never understood the point of certain royal traditions and rituals. He'd rather spend time in his mother's garden than learn to fence or sit for a portrait. And as a prince, this has been somewhat problematic. This is a story about kindness and courage, about love lost and love found, about the power of names. This is the story of Cinderella.

Finley Flowers : original recipe

January 21, 2015
Young, Jessica (Jessica E.), author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, [2015]
115 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
To win the school's cook-off and get a year of free pizza, Finley Flowers and her best friend Henry have to come up with a totally original recipe--the only problem is that neither of them has any idea how to cook.


January 21, 2015
Rudnick, Elizabeth, author.
Glendale, California : Disney Press, 2015.
161 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
At head of title: Disney.
Tortured by her stepmother and stepsisters, a kind and wishful servant girl is swept away by a fairy godmother to a fancy ball and a chance encounter with a charming prince.


January 20, 2015
Miles, Ellen, author.
New York, New York : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
89 pages ; 19 cm.
"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. Meet Stella, the cutest thing ever, a little Maltese. But why won't she follow any commands? It's Charles who figures out that the little pup is deaf, and learns how to help her become the perfect puppy for someone special!"-- from publisher's web site.

Lila and Myla, the twins fairies

January 20, 2015
Meadows, Daisy, author.
[New York] : [Scholastic Publishing], [2015]
159 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Two fairies are better than one! Kirsty and Rachel are invited to a very special birthday party-- it's for children who are twins! There are doubles everywhere they look. One pair of twins is a little different than the rest. Lila and Myla are fairies-- and they need Kirsty and Rachel's help. Jack Frost has stolen their twin magic and is trying to double himself! Find the magic objects in all three stories inside this Rainbow Magic Special Edition and help save the twin magic!"-- from publisher's web site.

The truth about Twinkie Pie

January 20, 2015
Yeh, Kat, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
342 pages ; 21 cm
"When twelve-year-old GiGi and her big sister DiDi move to Long Island from South Carolina for GiGi to attend a fancy new private school, GiGi has a new recipe for success and makes new friends, but then discovers a family secret that turns her life upside-down"-- Provided by publisher.

Back in time : the second journey through time

January 20, 2015
Stilton, Geronimo, author.
New York : Scholastic, Inc., 2015.
288 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Translation of: Viaggio nel tempo 2.
"Based on an original idea by Elisabetta Dami."

Spring's sparkle sleepover

January 20, 2015
Allen, Elise, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
123 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Although Spring is nervous about her first sleepover, Winter's Snowflake Slumber Party is great fun until a storm frightens Spring into leaving early, but she musters her courage to lead her sisters into the Barrens when the Weeds steal Mother Nature's scepter.

Glitter beach

January 20, 2015
Banks, Rosie (Children's fiction writer), author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2015]
105 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Enter a magical world full of friendship and fun! It's the most magical time of year, and all of the fairies are at Glitter Beach to watch the kingdom's magic being restored for another year. But mean Queen Malice is also nearby....Can Ellie, Summer, and Jasmine find and destroy her final nasty thunderbolt in time to save the glitter dust and keep the kingdom's magic alive?

Anna & Elsa. 2. Memory and magic

January 20, 2015
David, Erica, author.
121 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Sisterhood is the strongest magic"--Cover.
After years apart, Anna and Elsa are finally getting to know each other as sisters, but Anna still wishes she could remember the magical times they had together when they were younger--skating and making snowmen, even in the middle of summer! An eager young troll claims he can restore the memories that Pabbie removed, but Elsa's not so sure. Maybe it's time to make new memories!

Book of the dead

January 20, 2015
Northrop, Michael, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2015.
197 pages ; 21 cm
"TombQuest ; book 1"--Cover.


January 20, 2015
Weeks, Sarah, author.
New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Press, 2015.
152 pages ; 22 cm
When she suspects that her father has a girlfriend, Melody and her best friend are determined to figure out who it is and why it is a secret.

Dino-Mike and the Jurassic portal

January 19, 2015
Aureliani, Franco, author, illustrator.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2015]
122 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Mike Evans goes through the time portal to find his friend Shannon and her troublesome brother Jeff, but he soon finds they all have bigger problems--a robot who wants to repopulate the Earth with dinosaurs and a group of Tyrannosaurus rex babies who remember Mike from New York.

Dino-Mike and the museum mayhem

January 19, 2015
Aureliani, Franco, author, illustrator.
122 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
His father and everybody else at the museum in New York is excited over the dinosaur eggs that Mike Evans found in Montana--the trouble is they are hatching and Mike will need the help of his mysterious and time-traveling friend Shannon to capture them before they wreck the museum.

Dino-Mike and the T. Rex attack

January 19, 2015
Aureliani, Franco, author, illustrator.
122 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Michael Evans is in Montana on a dinosaur dig with his paleontologist father, but he certainly never expected to find a live Tyrannosaurus Rex plucked out of its own time and looking for dinner, nor encounter a girl with some very advanced technology trying to trap the beast.

Dino-Mike and the underwater dinosaurs

January 19, 2015
Aureliani, Franco, author, illustrator.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, 2015
122 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Michael Evans and his paleontologist father have been invited by the mysterious time-traveling Shannon to visit the complex built around an underwater portal to the Jurassic period, but Mike uncovers a plot to steal one of the dinosaurs--and then Shannon and her trouble-making brother Jeff disappear through the portal.

The terrible two

January 16, 2015
Barnett, Mac, author.
New York : Amulet Books, 2015.
214 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks, but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.

The eye of the falcon

January 16, 2015
Paver, Michelle.
New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2015.
264 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
"Hylas and Pirra travel to the House of the Goddess in hopes of finding the prophesized dagger, only to find themselves battling the Crows in a fight to save Pirra's homeland from destruction"-- Provided by publisher.

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