New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

July 31, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Return of the rainbow griefers

July 30, 2015
Morgan, Winter, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2015]
103 pages ; 21 cm.
"An unofficial Minecrafter's novel"--Cover.
"Violet and Noah's village is celebrating the new amusement park opening in town. Everyone is enjoying the fun rides and tasty food. But when Noah spots a rainbow griefer in the village carrying blocks of TNT, the celebration suddenly stops. Before the townspeople can do anything about the dangerous interloper, the roller coaster explodes! The accident with the roller coaster is blamed on Noah and Violet's frequent enemy, Daniel. The duo must stop Daniel and his new crop of rainbow griefers before they do anymore damage to the village--or the world of Minecraft. Things get tricky when Noah and Violet get a message from an old friend who needs their help. Can Noah and Violet come to the aid of their friend while saving their village? It will be a team effort to stop the rainbow griefers in this battle, but are the Minecrafters up for the challenge? Find out in this thrilling fourth installment of the League of Griefers series!"--Back cover.

Vampire attack

July 30, 2015
Hawken, E. (Eleanor), author.
246 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Together with his cryptozoologist friends Red and Donny, Sammy Feral investigates weird creatures like werewolves, yetis and dragons. When a whole village of children goes missing, Sammy knows something weird is going on again. A black cat begins following him everywhere, and a legion of vampire bats descend on his own village. Then, Sammy's little sister Natty gets really ill, with a strange bruise on her neck.Thanks to his CSC talent (cross-species-communication) Sammy discovers that the cat is here to warn him about evil bats led by the evil Count Batula. The only way to increase their numbers is by biting children, Sammy's sister does not have much time. The gang create a plan to kill Count Batula, which cat believes will release the other bats back to their normal state.


July 30, 2015
Daugherty, Christi.
London : Atom, 2013.
382 p. ; 20 cm.
In the last year, Allie's survived three arrests, two breakups and one family breakdown. The only bright point has been her new life at Cimmeria Academy. It's the one place she's felt she belongs. And the fact that it's brought the dreamy Carter West into her life hasn't hurt! But far from being a safe haven, the cloistered walls of Cimmeria are proving more dangerous than Allie could've imagined. The students, and faculty, are under threat and Allie's family, from her mysterious grandma to her runaway brother, are at the centre of the storm. Allie is going to have to choose between protecting her family and trusting her friends. But secrets have a way of ripping even the strongest relationships apart.

The brainiacs

July 29, 2015
Badger, H., author.
91 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
When kids in the annual Smartest Kid in the Universe competition start disappearing, Kip suspects foul play. Can he get to the bottom of it, or will he be the next victim?

Sadie's story

July 28, 2015
Heppermann, Christine, author.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
170 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
When her two best friends take a vacation without her, nine-year-old Sadie meets a witch who takes her on a bird-watching adventure. Includes birding tips.

Kitty the tiger fairy

July 28, 2015
Meadows, Daisy.
65 pages ; illustrations : 19 cm.
Rachel and Kirsty must prevent Jack Frost from kidnapping baby animals for his icy zoo while they are at a Nature Reserve.

Trick or trap

July 28, 2015
Stine, R. L.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2015]
166 pages ; 20 cm.
On Halloween, Scott and Amanda plan to get revenge on their bullies by luring them into a supposedly haunted house filled with traps, but soon the house has plans of its own.

The dark corner

July 28, 2015
Pike, Christopher, 1955- author.
109 pages ; 22 cm.
Talked into venturing to the fearsome otherworld dimension of the Secret Path by Bum, who has learned of a super-fun place there, Adam and his friends ignore Sally's reservations and find more than they expect.

Ice race!

July 28, 2015
Weingartner, Amy, author.
New York : Random House, [2015]
75 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
After Elsa uses her magic to create a racetrack made of ice, she and some of her friends challenge each other to see who can make the most amazing obstacle course.

Rabbids invade Halloween

July 28, 2015
Lewman, David, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2015.
45 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

The gas giant

July 28, 2015
Badger, H.
Richmond, Vic. : Hardie Grant Egmont, 2011.
92 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Kip can't wait to explore Vapod, a giant gas planet with cool flying aliens, but as soon as he arrives, the planet comes under attack! Can Kip save the day before it's too late?

The dark world

July 28, 2015
Badger, H.
Prahran, Vic. : Hardie Grant Egmont, 2011.
90 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
As soon as Kip lands on a weird planet, the aliens there are struck down by a mysterious sickness. Either Kip is deadly to the aliens, or there's something more sinister going on.

The kid kingdom

July 28, 2015
Badger, H.
Prahran, Vic. : Hardie Grant Egmont, 2011.
91 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Kip is off to a planet without any adults! It's every kid's dream--a world full of hover-boarding and chocolate fountains. But when disaster strikes, are the kids too busy playing to save themselves?

The alien brainwash

July 28, 2015
Badger, H.
Prahran, Vic. : Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010.
92 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
When Kip lands on a planet covered with giant flowers, it feels like the most boring place in the universe! But are these creepy weeds as innocent as they seem?

Louise Trapeze is totally 100% fearless

July 27, 2015
Ostow, Micol.
New York : Random House, [2015]
105 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"Six-year-old Louise Trapeze lives at the circus and can't wait to fly on the trapeze until she discovers that she is afraid of heights"-- Provided by publisher.

My brother's secret

July 27, 2015
Smith, Dan, 1970- author.
New York : Chicken House, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
293 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2014 by Chicken House"--Copyright page.
In 1941 twelve-year-old Karl is proud to be a member of the Hitler Youth, but when his father is killed on the Eastern Front everything changes--his family moves to the country to live with his grandparents, he encounters a brutal Gestapo officer, and he begins to realize that his sixteen-year-old brother has joined a youth group who opposes the Nazis.

Kimberly the koala fairy

July 27, 2015
Meadows, Daisy, author.
65 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Previously published as Baby Animal Rescue Fairies #5: Kimberley the Koala Fairy by Orchard U.K. in 2014.
Kimberly the koala fairy needs Rachel and Kirsty's help to find a missing baby koala before it ends up in Jack Frost's icy zoo.

Mae the panda fairy

July 27, 2015
Meadows, Daisy, author.
64 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Mae the panda fairy needs Rachel and Kirsty's help to find a missing baby panda before it ends up in Jack Frost's icy zoo.

Mara the meerkat fairy

July 27, 2015
Meadows, Daisy, author.
65 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"The girls are spending a week of their summer vacation volunteering at Wild Woods Nature Reserve. When Jack Frost takes the Baby Animal Rescue Fairies' magic key chains, the friends have to help -- he's planning to kidnap baby animals for his icy zoo. The goblins are out to snatch Missy the meerkat. Only Rachel and Kirsty can keep her safe."--Back cover.

Nora the arctic fox fairy

July 27, 2015
Meadows, Daisy, author.
64 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Previously published as Baby Animal Rescue Fairies #7: Anna the Arctic Fox Fairy by Orchard U.K. in 2014.
Rachel and Kirsty only have one more magic key chain left to find. They have to act fast to help Nora save baby fox cub Dazzle.

Rosie the honey bear fairy

July 27, 2015
Meadows, Daisy, author.
64 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Rosie the honey bear fairy needs Rachel and Kirsty's help to find a missing honey bear cub before it ends up in Jack Frost's icy zoo.

Savannah the zebra fairy

July 27, 2015
Meadows, Daisy, author.
65 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Savannah the zebra fairy needs Rachel and Kirsty's help to find a missing baby zebra before it ends up in Jack Frost's icy zoo.

Suitcase full of ghosts

July 27, 2015
Stilton, Geronimo. author.
New York, NY : Scholastic, [2015]
110 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Original title: Una valigia piena di fantasmi
"Creepella is about to interview the famouse Hector Spector, who has come to Mysterious Valley with his Galloping Ghost Circus. But before she can, she has a mystery on her paws--someone is playing tricks and making messes all over Cacklefur Castle! Can she put a stop to these ghastly gags?"--P. [4] of cover.

Mission Hindenburg

July 27, 2015
London, C. Alexander, author.
190 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Some copies have edition statement as: Library edition.
The Cahills are the world's most powerful family, but their strength is being tested. A sinister man calling himself The Outcast has targeted the family and set them an impossible test. He's recreating four of history's worst disasters and challenging the young Cahills to find and stop the tragedies before it's too late. Now, with one disaster behind them, siblings Dan and Amy Cahill and their friends have just days to discover what the Outcast's next move will be. Their frantic search seems to be pointing toward a terrifying air disaster, the explosion of the Hindenburg airship. But no one travels by airship anymore -- what do the Outcast's cryptic messages mean? The young Cahills must split up and take to the skies to try to find the answer before their whole world comes crashing down.

Power of the fire dragon

July 27, 2015
West, Tracey, 1965- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2015.
88 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
When the king decides to take the dragons to Arkwood to visit Queen Rose, Rori, Drake, and their dragons are left behind--so when the evil wizard Maldred attacks the castle riding a giant four-headed dragon that spits poison, the two young dragon masters and their dragons are forced to defend the castle by themselves.

The dragonfly effect

July 27, 2015
Korman, Gordon, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
243 pages ; 22 cm.
"Is it a gift or is it a curse? Jax Opus can use his color-changing eyes to make people do what he wants. But soon Jax is pulled into a dangerous conspiracy devised by a mysterious group...and now they're going to make Jax do what THEY want." -- provided by publisher.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

July 27, 2015
Payton, Belle, author.
151 pages ; 22 cm.
Wondering if there is some truth to their brother's claims that they have a telepathic bond after a series of strange coincidences, twins Alex and Ava test their mind-reading skills to see if they can use the ability to their advantage.

Don't vote for me

July 27, 2015
Van Dolzer, Krista.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2015]
228 pages ; 20 cm
Roped into running for class president against the most popular girl in school, sixth-grader David discovers another side to his opponent when they also get paired up for the spring musical recital.

The accidental afterlife of Thomas Marsden

July 27, 2015
Trevayne, Emma.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2015]
247 pages ; 22 cm
At age twelve, grave robber Thomas Marsden discovers a boy who looks just like him in an unmarked grave and begins a journey of discovery as he learns of faeries trapped in London and their hope that he can return them to their realm.

Poison frog assault

July 27, 2015
Patton, Jack.
New York : Scholastic , 2015.
118 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
The battle bugs face assault in three dimensions: lizards in front of them, birds above, poison frogs below. Will Max's daring plan be approved, let alone successful?

A haunted Halloween

July 27, 2015
O'Ryan, Ray, author.
New York : Little Simon, 2015.
119 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Although Halloween is not celebrated on the planet Nebulon, Zach, a boy from Earth, discovers that ghosts may be real.

Operation orca

July 27, 2015
Roy, Ron, 1940-
New York : Random House, 2015.
130 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"A Stepping Stone Book."
"Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose must solve a mystery when they go whale watching in Alaska"-- Provided by publisher.

Danny's doodles : the dog biscuit breakfast

July 27, 2015
Adler, David A., author, illustrator.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2015.
133 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
The ever-quirky Calvin convinces Danny to help him start a rent-a-pet business when Calvin's Aunt Ruth asks the boys to watch her miniature collie while she is away, but first they will have to find a renter.

The safest lie

July 27, 2015
Cerrito, Angela, author.
New York : Holiday House, [2015]
180 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
A nine-year-old Jewish girl, helped by Irena Sendler and the Zegota organization, is smuggled out of the Warsaw ghetto, given a new identity, and sent to live in the countryside for the duration of the World War II.

Yuck : Yuck's amazing underpants and Yuck's scary spider

July 27, 2015
Morgan, Matthew.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012, c2008.
107 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Yuck's amazing underpants -- Yuck's scary spider.
Yuck has been wearing his favorite underpants every day and every night for six weeks. Mum wants them in the wash, but Yuck has other plans. With the help of a jar of moud, his underpants are soon taking on a life of their own.

Yuck's : Yuck's slime monster and Yuck's gross party

July 27, 2015
Morgan, Matthew.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012, c2007.
105 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
"A Paula Wiseman book."
Yuck's slime monster -- Yuck's gross party.
In "Yuck's Slime Monster," the Prince of Pungency hatches a disgusting plan--if he can't bring his pet slug to school, he'll bring a Slime Monster instead! Soon enough, there's goo and slop everywhere! Can Yuck control the Slime Monster before it takes over his school? And in "Yuck's Gross Party," Yuck's sister Polly--prim as a Princess--throws a birthday bash that doesn't include him. So to get even, he assembles his revolting gang for a gruesome party with gross games galore! And he and his pals are going to make Polly the most disgusting birthday cake ever!

My pet human

July 27, 2015
Surovec, Yasmine, author, illustrator.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
106 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A cat that enjoys his carefree life gets some treats and backrubs from the humans who have just moved into his favorite abandoned house, then sets out to train them properly, all the while protesting to his friends that he has no interest in being tied down to a human pet.

Pan's realm

July 24, 2015
Pike, Christopher, 1955- author.
New York : Aladdin, [2015]
107 pages ; 20 cm
Are there fairies and gnomes? Leprechauns and elves? Most people, including Adam, would have said no. But one day a whole herd of magical creatures invades Spooksville. At first they play childish pranks, and Adam and his friends are happy to welcome them. But quickly the pranks turn cruel, and Adam, Sally, Watch, and Cindy are soon fighting for their lives. Where did these little people come from? How can Adam and his pals make them go away?

The Maloneys' magical weatherbox

July 24, 2015
Quinlan, Nigel, author.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
313 pages ; 22 cm
When autumn fails to arrive at the end of summer, Irish siblings Nigel and Liz must battle for control of the seasons from the evil Mrs. Fitzgerald.

On the trail

July 24, 2015
Thorpe, Kiki, author.
New York : Random House, [2015]
107 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
"Four best friends--Kate, Mia, Lainey, and Gabby--travel to Never Land, where they find adventure, friendship, and mystery! When the girls realize that animal talent fairy Fawn is missing, the search is on"-- Provided by publisher.

The polar bear piper

July 24, 2015
David, Erica.
123 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Sisterhood is the strongest magic" -- cover.
"Even though Arendelle is a cold, snowy place, polar bears have always been a very rare sight -- until now. A family of polar bears has been spotted on the outskirts of town, and it has started to cause all kinds of mischief. Olaf loves the bears, but Elsa and Anna need to figure out why they have suddenly disppeared -- and how to lure them back to their Arctic home!" -- back cover.

Shaun the Sheep movie : the junior novelization

July 24, 2015
Howard, Martin (Martin J.), author.
157 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
After the mischievous sheep of Mossy Bottom Farm hatch a plan for a day off, everything goes haywire. The Farmer goes missing, the pigs take over the farmhouse and chaos descends. Shaun and the rest of the Flock head into the Big City on a manhunt. There they find lots of surprises -- including an Animal Containment Officer who is hunting them! Can Shaun find the Farmer and bring him home safe and sound?

The make-a-pet mystery

July 24, 2015
Keene, Carolyn.
New York : Aladdin, 2012.
82 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Violets make-a-pet is missing.Violets best friend Sonia is the main suspect in the theft. Now Nancy will have to prove who the culprit is.

Rainbow's end

July 23, 2015
Adamov, Bob.
Cleveland, OH : Greenleaf Book Group ; Cuyahoga Falls, OH : Packard Island Pub., 2003.
410 pages : map ; 24 cm

Clayton Stone, at your service

July 23, 2015
Jones, Ena.
New York : Holiday House, [2015]
iv, 187 pages ; 22 cm
Twelve-year-old Clayton Stone gets a taste of life as a special agent when he goes undercover as a decoy in a high-stakes kidnapping operation.


July 21, 2015
Soderberg, Erin.
New York : Random House, [2015]
82 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A golden retriever puppy named Wally looks for adventure and finds it on a pirate ship run by puppy pirates.

X marks the spot

July 21, 2015
Soderberg, Erin.
New York : Random House, [2015]
88 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Wally and his human friend Henry have passed the test. They are now officially Puppy Pirates--and just in time for an exciting new adventure. A treasure hunt! The puppies sail to a deserted island with treasure map in paw, and ready to dig. But uh oh! This island isn't deserted after all..."-- Provided by publisher.

The secrets of blueberries, brothers, Moose & me

July 21, 2015
Nickerson, Sara, author.
New York, New York : Dutton Children's Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]
326 pages ; 22 cm
"In order to earn money, twelve-year-old Missy and her older brother Patrick spend the summer working on a blueberry farm, where they learn lessons about life and growing up"-- Provided by publisher.

Out of bounds

July 21, 2015
Bowen, Fred.
Atlanta : Peachtree Publishers, 2015.
128 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Eighth-grade soccer forward Nick Osborne and his teammates are highly competitive but, with help from his soccer-playing aunt, Nick begins to see that good sportsmanship is more important than winning. Includes a recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and the real story behind the novel.

River runs deep

July 20, 2015
Bradbury, Jennifer, author.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2015]
320 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Jacket.
Twelve-year-old Elias is sent to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky to fight a case of consumption--and ends up fighting for the lives of a secret community of escaped slaves traveling along the Underground Railroad.

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