New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

April 21, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The dragon's eye

April 20, 2018
Chadda, Sarwat, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2018.
200 pages : map ; 21 cm.
"Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan are prisoners. Framed for a crime they didn't commit, the four young Greencloaks have been captured by the ruthless Oathbound. Rather than facing trial with the rest of their order, the friends and their spirit animals find themselves smuggled to a remote palace. There they discover that the plot against them runs deeper -- and is far more sinister -- than anyone realized. Someone has been manipulating both the Greencloaks and Erdas's leaders, all to uncover a powerful relic with the potential to flood the entire world. To stop this conspiracy, the Heroes of Erdas will need absolute faith in their spirit animals. If they fail, all of Erdas will drown"--Amazon.


April 20, 2018
Walden, Mark, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018.
290 pages ; 22 cm.
"Sam and his friends embark on one last mission, one final epic final battle against their alien enemies to determine the fate of the Earth"--Provided by publisher.

Two peas in a pod

April 20, 2018
Mlynowski, Sarah, author.
162 pages ; 20 cm.
Abby is feeling slighted by not being chosen festival leader at school, and her brother Jonah thinks that a trip through the magic mirror is just what she needs--but when they find themselves in a strange version of the Princess and the pea, and Abby is tagged as the princess, who will be the next ruler of the Kingdom of Bog (which is very damp and infested with alligators), she is not so much complimented as desperate to find an alternate princess, and get herself and her brother home.

UFO spotted!

April 20, 2018
Lysiak, Hilde, 2006- author.
85 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Selinsgrove is in the grip of alien fever because people saw a UFO, but nine-year-old reporter Hilde is skeptical about aliens--however when she and her photographer sister Izzy find evidence that something crashed near Grove Pond they are intrigued, (and nervous), and determined to investigate the story for Hilde's newspaper, the Orange Street News.

Wedgie & Gizmo vs. the Toof

April 20, 2018
Selfors, Suzanne, author.
178 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
While Gizmo continues his quest to take over the world, Wedgie and his best friend, a micro-pig who lives next door, team up to stop him.

Code word courage

April 20, 2018
Larson, Kirby, author.
233 pages ; 22 cm
In September 1944 eleven-year-old Billie lives with her great aunt, eagerly waiting for her older brother Leo to return from boot camp, and desperate to find the father that left when she was little; but Leo brings a friend with him, a Navajo named Denny, and the injured dog they have rescued and named Bear--and when the two young men go off to war Bear becomes the thread that ties them all together, and helps Billie to find a true friend.

Adventure on Treasure Island

April 20, 2018
Lane, Jeanette, author.
88 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
There's so much to explore in Alola! Ash and Pikachu are visiting one of the tropical islands off Melemele's coast. There they discover all sorts of new and interesting Pokémon. But these new Pokémon can be a bit tricky! Can Ash and Pikachu rescue a mysterious Alolan water-type ... and persuade a mischievous new Pokémon to join their team?

Battle for the Zephyr badge

April 20, 2018
Johnson, Jennifer L., adapter.
85 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Trouble seems to following Ash and his team around! A Quagsire takes the GS Ball. A young boy at a Poḱémon Trainer school tries to catch Pikachu. And Team Rocket is up to their usual troublesome tricks. How will Ash ever get it together to go for his first Johto League badge?"--Back cover.

Brother/sister squad

April 20, 2018
Rusu, Meredith, author.
New York : Scholastic, Inc, [2018]
58 pages: color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Brick adventures: 3 new stories" -- from cover.
People you will meet -- Story #1: tag team -- Story #2: tech wreck -- Story #3: the ancient library of Honomizu.
Sibling ninjas Kai and Nya battle the evil Time Twins.

Dance challenge. 4

April 20, 2018
Stilton, Thea, author.
112 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm.
Based on original idea by Elisabetta Dami.
Based on original idea by Elisabetta Dami. -The Thea Sisters are thrilled about the new performing arts program being offered at Mouseford Academy. That is, until they meet the head of the department -- the demanding and strict Professor Ratyshnikov. The mouselets will have to audition just to get into her class! On top of that, the famouse ballerina is an old friend of Headmaster de Mousus, but the two no longer get along. It's up to the Thea Sisters to find out why. -- Back cover.
The Thea Sisters are thrilled about the new performing arts program being offered at Mouseford Academy. That is, until they meet the head of the department--the demanding and strict Professor Ratyshnikov. The mouselets will have to audition just to get into her class! On top of that, the famouse ballerina is an old friend of Headmaster de Mousus, but the two no longer get along. It's up to the Thea Sisters to find out why. -- Back cover.

Drama at Mouseford

April 20, 2018
Stilton, Thea, author.
New York : Scholastic, [2014]
111 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm.
Translation of: L'amore va in scena a Topford!
"Based on an original idea by Elisabetta Dami."
Welcome to the world of the Thea Sisters! To celebrate Mouse Academy's 600th anniversary, the headmaster and teachers decide to stage a performance of William Squeakspeare's favorite play Mouseo & Juliet! The Thea Sisters all want the part of Juliet, but so does their rival, Ruby Flashyfur. Who will be the star of the show?


April 20, 2018
Miles, Ellen, author.
81 pages ; 20 cm.
This puppy is quite a handful. He doesn't listen, he's obsessed with his toy sheep, and he can't ride in the car sick. Has Lizzie met her match, or will she be able to train this pugnacious pug?

The missing diary

April 20, 2018
Stilton, Thea, author.
113 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Translation of: Il Diario segreto di Colette.
"Based on an original idea by Elisabetta Dami."
The Thea Sisters and some friends want to start a school newspaper. Then Colette's diary is missing and sports reporter Nicky, witnesses something suspicious at the Iron Mouse Games. The Sisters' try to solve both mysteries and still get the paper out on time.

Mouselets in danger. 3

April 20, 2018
Stilton, Thea, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
112 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm
Based on original idea by Elisabetta Dami.
Based on original idea by Elisabetta Dami. -For the first time ever, Mouseford Academy is offering a course in outdoor survival skills, and it's being taught by the athletic adventurous Bruce Hyena! All five Thea Sisters sign up, along with the Ruby Crew. But when a terrible storm hits during the two-day outdoor challenge, there are mouselets in danger! Who will come to the rescue? -- Back cover.
For the first time ever, Mouseford Academy is offering a course in outdoor survival skills, and it's being taught by the athletic adventurous Bruce Hyena! All five Thea Sisters sign up, along with the Ruby Crew. But when a terrible storm hits during the two-day outdoor challenge, there are mouselets in danger! Who will come to the rescue? -- Back cover.

Owen's guide to survival

April 20, 2018
Rusu, Meredith, author.
125 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Discover your inner dino-master with help from me, Owen, the greatest dinosaur trainer ever"--Cover.
"Do you want to fly in the sky with a winged reptile? Are you up to racing against dinosaurs? Are you ready to learn from the greatest dinosaur trainer of all time? If you answered YES to any of the above, then you are ready to survive Jurassic World! I'm Owen Grady, and I'm here to take you on a dino-tastic adventure. So strap on your boots, hop on your bike, and stick with me if you don't want to go extinct!"--Back cover.

Spirit week showdown

April 20, 2018
Tharp, Jason, author.
93 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"It's Spirit Week at Happy Tails School and the Purrfect9 team is getting in on all the fun. It's a snout-to-snout battle between Gertie and the unicorn, who starts a self-help channel, and Keen the dog, who thinks his prank videos will get more views. The winner will earn their own channel on the Purrfect9 site and show their video at the big pup rally. It's a Spirit Week showdown--may the best team win!"--Backcover.

Zoe is on the air

April 20, 2018
Hutton, Clare, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
150 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
At head of title: American Girl.
When Zoe and Emma start offering advice on a school television show, the relationships among her classmates begin to go all wrong.

The big break

April 20, 2018
McDonald, Megan.
217 pages ; 20 cm.
"It's 1974, and Julie Albright has just moved to a new neighborhood and started at a new school. So when she finds out the basketball team is 'boys only, ' Julie is determined to fight for her right to play. Will a petition with 150 names be enough to make the coach change his mind and give her a chance?"-- Provided by publisher.

The journey begins

April 20, 2018
Shaw, Janet Beeler, 1937-
Middleton, WI : American Girl, [2014]
181 pages ; 20 cm.
"Kaya 1764"--Cover.
Kaya's Nez Perce people are known for their skill with horses, and Kaya hopes to become the best horsewoman in the village. But after accepting a foolish challenge that puts her brothers in danger, Kaya earns a punishment and an insulting nickname. Kaya is inspired by a brave young woman in her village, and is determined to make better choices. Will Kaya prove that she can change--and lose that horrible nickname?

Smoke on the wind

April 20, 2018
Shaw, Janet Beeler, 1937- author.
Middleton, WI : American Girl, [2014]
184 pages ; 20 cm.
"Kaya 1764"--Cover.
Feeling lonesome and missing her sister and her horse who were captured by enemy raiders, Kaya befriends a dog that has wandered near camp. Although others warn her not to trust the animal, Kaya senses something different. Then, an annual gathering makes Kaya hopeful of her sister' return, and a group of hunters bring news of horses running wild in the mountains. Will this summer bring the happy reunions Kaya's tribe is hoping for?

Remy Sneakers and the lost treasure

April 19, 2018
Sherry, Kevin, author, illustrator.
121 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Somebody has broken into Remy the Raccoon's home and stolen his most treasured possession, his grandfather's journal filled with pictures and family stories--so Remy and the Critter Crew, together with a shifty cat called Buttercup (whose motives are suspicious), set out to track down the thief, encountering many dangerous animals on the way.

Krista Kim-bap

April 19, 2018
Ahn, Angela, author.
159 pages ; 19 cm
"Krista and Jason have been best friends since preschool. It never mattered that he was a boy with reddish brown hair and she was 'the Korean girl' at school. Now in fifth grade, everyone in their class is preparing their Heritage Month projects. Jason has always loved Krista's Korean family, and particularly her mom's cooking, but Krista is conflicted about being her school's 'Korean Ambassador.' She's also worried about asking her intimidating grandma to teach the class how to cook their traditional kim-bap. Combine that with her new friends pulling her away from Jason, and Krista has a lot to deal with this year!"

Thisby Thestoop and the black mountain

April 19, 2018
Gorman, Zac, author.
318 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
When Princess Iphigenia gets lost during a tour of the Black Mountain dungeon, it is up to gamekeeper Thisby Thestoop to guide the princess back to safety before she is eaten by the many creatures that live there.

Bad guy blizzard

April 19, 2018
Marsham, Liz, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
The Penguin's zoo takeover -- Mr. Freeze and Captain Cold team up! -- The Joker's clown school.
Batman fights to keep Gotham safe as the Penguin takes over the zoo, Mr. Freeze teams up with Captain Cold, and the Joker opens a school for clowns.

The Chikorita challenge

April 19, 2018
West, Tracey, 1965- adapter.
87 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Ash thinks it's cool that Chikorita has joined his Poḱémon team. But the newest member of his Poḱémon squad is jealous of Pikachu! So Chikorita takes off--on a journey way beyond the Poḱé Ball. And that could be very dangerous! Will Pikachu and Ash find Chikorita before Team Rocket gets their paws on the Grass-type Poḱémon?"--Back cover.

Jasmine's big idea

April 19, 2018
Velasquez, Crystal, author.
90 pages ; 20 cm.
Jasmine Arroyo loves volunteering with her veterinarian mom at the Kew Gardens Animal Shelter. When Jasmine learns that the shelter will have to turn away new animals unless it can raise funds to expand, she is determined to help in any way she can. The shelter is throwing a fundraiser and the girls decide to create a kids craft corner. They can draw pictures of all the shelter animals to help them find their forever homes.

Prepare for trouble

April 19, 2018
West, Tracey, 1965- adapter.
89 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Jessie, James and Meowth are on a mission: to be the world's greatest Pokémon thieves. And they are prepared to fight! Pokémon of the world, beware! Team Rocket is extending their reach to the stars above.

Thea Stilton and the Niagara splash

April 19, 2018
Stilton, Thea, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
164 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
When a member of their group goes missing, the Thea sisters head to Niagara Falls to find him.

Dolphin summer

April 19, 2018
Hapka, Cathy, author.
204 pages ; 20 cm.
Include excerpt of Dolphin Dreams.
Lily's summer is off to a rocky start. Her best friends have abandoned her for sleep-away camp, without even considering whether she'd want to go or not. Worse, she's stuck with a long summer reading list her parents insist she finish when all she really wants to do is hang out at the aquarium so she can learn everything she'll need to know to become a marine biologist someday. So when Lily discovers a dolphin in a nearby canal, she's torn. She knows she shouldn't be spending all her time watching over the sweet, playful creature. But if the dolphin can't find the way back to its pod in the bay, it could be in serious trouble. Lily can't help feeling that saving the dolphin might just be her destiny.

The war below : a novel

April 19, 2018
Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk, author.
240 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in 2014 by Scholastic Canada under title: Underground soldier.
Companion to: Making bombs for Hitler.
Luka, a Ukrainian boy working in a slave labor camp, plays dead after an explosion at the factory and escapes, eventually joining a resistance group that opposes both the Nazis and the Soviets, and through the danger of the guerilla fighting he has two overriding goals--find out if his parents are still alive, and reunite with Lida, a girl who was a friend in the labor camp.

Chasing Helicity

April 19, 2018
Zee, Ginger, author.
Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2018.
204 pages ; 22 cm
Thirteen-year-old Helicity, not a victim of a horrific tornado but a survivor, connects with a local meteorologist and other stormchasers who support her plan to become one of them.

Popped star

April 18, 2018
Montijo, Rhode, author, illustrator.
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2018.
147 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
As Gabby Gomez is trying to tell her family she is Gum Girl, she encounters Ninja-Rina, a masked ballerina for whom no crime is "tutu" big.

The magic looking glass

April 18, 2018
Percival, Tom, 1977- author, illustrator.
180 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Originally published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Macmillan Children's Books, an imprint of Pan Macmillan."
Hansel, Gretel, and new friend Wolfie, find a Magic Looking Glass that promises to help them find a cutting stolen from the magical Story Tree.

The case of the perilous palace

April 18, 2018
Stratford, Jordan, author.
183 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
"Ada's imperious grandmother has absolutely shut the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency down--until they get a case from a princess, that is. The princess Alexandrina Victoria, age 9 (who will grow up to be Queeen Victoria), is the most closely watched girl in England. She is never alone. Every morsel she eats is catalogued. Every visitor overseen. Every move noted down. She has but one thing of her own--a sketchbook she uses as a secret diary, where she records her private thoughts in code. But now, somehow, that sketchbook has disappeared. And so the princess enlists Ada and Mary to figure out what has happened to the sketchbook without arousing the suspicions of her minders. A most clandestine case indeed! One that will involve breaking into Kensington Palace and uncovering a host of surprising royal secrets... this funny, Christmas-time romp of a caper will delight history and mystery fans alike."


April 18, 2018
Jeter, Derek, 1974- author.
148 pages ; 24 cm
"Jeter Children's."
While spending the summer with his extended family in New Jersey, Derek finds a team he can play baseball with and earns money to take his best friend to a Yankees game.

The last of the lost boys

April 18, 2018
Wilson, Nathan D., author.
245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Alex always thought his life was boring at best. But when he learns that his favorite time-traveling heroes Sam and Glory are his real parents, Alex realizes he never needed to dream of an elsewhere. Just an elsewhen. But when Alex sets out to find Father Tiempo, he is ambushed and transformed into the powerful villain El Terremento. Now there's not a second to waste. Unless Sam and Glory Miracle can stop the son they didn't even know they were going to have--let alone lose--history will be unhinged, for good.--Provided by Publisher.

A prickly problem

April 18, 2018
Kelly, Jacqueline, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2018].
104 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
When the Tate family dog, Ajax, has a run-in with a porcupine, things get prickly--and dangerous--quickly. It'll take Callie's quick thinking and doctoring, along with a little help from Dr. Pritzker, to make things right. Will Ajax learn to leave other critters alone?

The battle of Junk Mountain

April 18, 2018
Greenberg, Lauren Abbey, author.
Philadelphia, Pa. : RP Kids, 2018.
216 pages ; 22 cm
Twelve-year-old Shayne looks forward to spending her summers with her grandmother, but she is disappointed when her best friend is more interested in boys than making bracelets and her grandmother's hobby has become a hoarding problem.

Deep water

April 18, 2018
Key, Watt, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018.
264 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
When a dive off the coast of Alabama goes horribly wrong, twelve-year-old Julie and one of her father's scuba clients struggle to survive after reaching an abandoned oil rig.

Ghost boys

April 18, 2018
Rhodes, Jewell Parker, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
214 pages ; 20 cm
"After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till"-- Provided by publisher.

A heart full of hope

April 18, 2018
Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-
Middleton, WI : American Girl, [2014]
150 pages ; 20 cm
"Addy 1864"--Cover.
Having Poppa home fills Addy's heart with happiness, and moving to a boarding house brings a new special friend--one who encourages Addy to always stay hopeful for the future. Then Addy enjoys the victory of having her idea chosen for a fair fundraiser, where a friendship is born, and the answer to a riddle brings a wonderful surprise. But will the rest of Addy's family be reunited before the New Year?

Lost and found

April 18, 2018
Tripp, Valerie, 1951-
Middleton, WI : American Girl, 20142.
157 pages ; 20 cm
Previously published in different format as "Happy birthday, Samantha," "Samantha saves the day," and "Changes for Samantha."
"Samantha, 1904"
When she discovers that Nellie and her sisters have been sent to an orphanage, Samantha, now living with her aunt and uncle in New York City, tries to help her friends as much as she can.

Turning things around

April 18, 2018
Tripp, Valerie, 1951- author.
Middleton, WI : American Girl, [2014]
170 pages ; 20 cm.
"Kit 1934"--Cover.
"Turning Things Around, the second volume of Kit's classic stories, tells how Kit uses her talents to tackle the challenges brought by the Great Depression"-- Provided by publisher.

Jolly foul play : a Wells & Wong mystery

April 17, 2018
Stevens, Robin, 1988- author.
347 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Originally published: London : Penguin Random House UK, 2016.
"Daisy and Hazel must solve another murder at Deepdean when a bullying Head Girl turns up dead on Bonfire Night"-- Provided by publisher.

Road trip with Max and his mom

April 17, 2018
Urban, Linda, author.
New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]
147 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Max and his mom embark on a road trip as they adjust to their new understanding of family"--Provided by publisher.

Running through sprinklers

April 17, 2018
Kim, Michelle (Filmmaker), author.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2018]
209 pages ; 22 cm
Sara and Nadine have been like two halves of the same person, but when Nadine skips a grade and begins high school first, Sara must discover who she is without Nadine.

Clash in the underwater world

April 17, 2018
Davidson, Danica, author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]
100 pages ; 20 cm
"An unofficial Minecrafter's adventure." -- Cover.
"Minecrafters will love Stevie's fourth exciting adventure in the Unofficial Overworld Heroes Adventure series: fighting the fiercest monsters he's faced yet--underwater!"-- Provided by publisher.

The seven deadly sins : seven-colored recollections

April 17, 2018
Matsuda, Shuka, author.
148 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Originally published: Tokyo : Kodansha Ltd., 2016 under the title Shōsetsu Nanatsu no Taizai--Gaiden--Nanairo no Tsuioku.
"Shaking the wide plains of Britannia, known only to a select few, is the legendary traveling tavern the Boar Hat. Gathered in this tavern are the equally legendary Seven Deadly Sins, the proud order of knights that permits no disruption to the order of the Kingdom of Liones. In a brief moment of peace before the great war that will test their strengths, the knights gather in the strange tavern to recall their rainbow-colored histories. The three episodes here reveal their hidden sweet and painful memories"--Provided by publisher.

Cody and the heart of a champion

April 16, 2018
Springstubb, Tricia, author.
151 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"In Cody's experience, some people keep you on your toes--just like Mother Nature, who is warm one day and snowy the next. Cody's brother, Wyatt, is wearing collared shirts because his girlfriend likes them. Pearl has joined the soccer team, and it's all she can talk about. Spencer is creating a mysterious museum under GG's porch and is never around to play. And Spencer's mom is going to have a baby! Everything around Cody--from seasons to friendships--is changing, but if she can navigate it with her trademark enthusiasm and charm, maybe the most important things will stay the same."--Jacket.

The island at the end of everything

April 16, 2018
Hargrave, Kiran Millwood, 1990- author.
243 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in the United Kingdom by Chicken House Publishing Ltd. in 2017"--Title page verso.
When the Philippine government takes over Culion, an island for people with leprosy, Ami is put in an orphanage on another island, where she finds a friend willing to help her return before her mother dies.

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