New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

June 16, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


June 15, 2018
Pearl, Alexa, 1967- author.
New York : Little Bee, 2018.
96 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"The King and Queen have put Sasha in charge of planning a Summer Solstice celebration for the horses of Verdant Valley and Crystal Cove! Sasha has never planned a big party before, and there are so many details! Will she find a way to pull this party off?"--Provided by publisher.

TBH, This may be TMI

June 15, 2018
Greenwald, Lisa, author.
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
223 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
"Told entirely in text messages, the second book in the addictive TBH series. Cece has no time for her boy-crazy friends. She wants to make a bigger impact in middle school than just choosing the perfect kissy cat-face emoji."--Amazon.

Fairies forever

June 15, 2018
Scott, Lisa Ann, author.
120 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Brooke saved a fairy's life and received seven wishes. With only one wish left, she decides to visit her fairy friend's magical home: Fairvana!


June 15, 2018
Beatty, Melinda, author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
327 pages ; 22 cm
"When the King hears that Only Fallow can see lies and only tells the truth, he summons her, and she must learn to navigate the dangerous, political world of the King's court"-- Provided by publisher.

Nicola Berry and the petrifying problem with Princess Petronella

June 15, 2018
Moriarty, Liane, author.
248 pages ; 20 cm.
"First published in 2009 as Nicola Berry: Earthling Ambassador by Grosset & Dunlap." -- Title page verso.
By correctly answering ten peculiar questions, a young Australian girl becomes Earth's official ambassador to planet Globagaskar, where she hopes to persuade the spoiled Princess Petronella not to turn Earth into a garbage can.

Nicola Berry and the shocking trouble on the planet of Shobble

June 15, 2018
Moriarty, Liane, author.
266 pages ; 20 cm.
Sequel to Nicola Berry and the petrifying problem with Princess Petronella.
The Space Brigade are relaxing after their spectacular triumph over Princess Petronella and her plans to destroy Earth when they receive an intriguing letter. The planet of Shobble wants to employ their services. Most of the population are virtually slaves, forced to mine for marshmallow and drill for chocolate (the ingredients of Shobble-Choc, the most divine chocolate in the galaxy). Led by a girl called Topaz, the workers are beginning to rebel and the commander-in-chief wants the Space Brigade to squash the rebellion. At first Nicola refuses to be involved but then something happens that leaves her with no choice. Now the Space Brigade are on an incredible journey, and along the way they'll learn new skills, make new friends - and they might just change this planet's history forever.

Nicola Berry and the wicked war on the planet of Whimsy

June 15, 2018
Moriarty, Liane, author.
266 pages ; 20 cm.
Previously published as "War on Whimsy."
It was past midnight when Nicola Berry, Earthling Ambassador and leader of the Space Brigade, received an urgent phone call. Shimlara from the planet Globagaskar was ringing with terrible news: her mother, father and little brother Squid had been kidnapped! They were being held captive on the Planet of Whimsy, the most beautiful planet in the universe, by the scaly inhabitants of Volcanomania. Now the members of the Space Brigade have to daringly rescue Shimlara's family before the war is won.

Perfectly popular

June 15, 2018
Scott, Lisa Ann, author.
New York : Scholastic Inc, [2018]
118 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Brooke saved a fairy's life and got seven wishes in return. With three wishes used, she decides to wish her way into a starring role in the school concert, only to find that the spotlight is less fun than it looks.

Escape to the above

June 15, 2018
Epstein, Adam Jay, author.
New York : Imprint, 2018.
311 pages ; 22 cm.
Enduring boring days spent inventing traps to keep plunderers at bay, trapsmith Wily Snare is kidnapped by the first thieves to outwit his innovations and is recruited into their band to help loot treasure as part of a rebellion against the Infernal King.

The treasure trap

June 15, 2018
Scott, Lisa Ann, author.
New York : Scholastic Inc, [2018]
118 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Brooke is learning that you have to be careful when you're making a wish. So this time she's asking her fairy friend, Calla, for exactly what she wants: long-lost treasure in her own backyard! What could be better than gold? Then everything goes wrong. Brooke has buried treasure--and no map to find it? Brooke's golden opportunity suddenly looks like a trap!

The wishmakers

June 14, 2018
Whitesides, Tyler, author.
325 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Ace unwittingly releases a genie from a peanut butter jar and gets unlimited wishes that he must learn to use with their consequences before all the world's cats and dogs turn into zombies who will eat mankind.

Bites back

June 14, 2018
Walker, Landry Q. (Landry Quinn), author.
New York, New York : Penguin Workshop, [2018]
227 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Elara just wants to learn how to build new worlds with her best friends Knot, Beezle, Sabik, and her alien-sponge roommate, Clare. But when an evil time-hopping force threatens to take down the galactic order, Elara's 'normal' school year might turn into something weird"--Provided by publisher.

Star the little farm cat

June 14, 2018
Moonheart, Ella, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
96 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
While visiting her aunt and uncle's farm, Kitty uses her ability to transform into a cat to find out why her cousin, Max, is so unfriendly and helps with a mouse problem.

The clippity-cloppity carnival

June 14, 2018
Tripp, Valerie, 1951- author.
91 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"The WellieWishers are throwing a carnival! There will be games and cotton candy, balloons and baby chicks. Best of all, there will be a real horse to ride! There's only one problem: Ashlyn refuses to come. Why? The carnival just won't be as much fun without Ashlyn! Can her friends convince her to give it a try?"--Page 4 of cover.

Emerson and Princess Peep

June 14, 2018
Tripp, Valerie, 1951- author.
Middleton, WI : American Girl Publishing, [2018]
97 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Emerson learns that taking care of a chick isn't easy after Queen Ruby's first egg hatches.

Willa's wilderness campout

June 14, 2018
Tripp, Valerie, 1951- author.
Middleton, WI : American Girl Publishing, [2018]
87 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
The Wellie Wishers go camping, but when they arrive at the campsite, they discover they are missing some key items.

Everything else in the universe

June 14, 2018
Holczer, Tracy, author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons Books, 2018.
258 pages ; 22 cm
In 1971, twelve-year-old Lucy Rossi's dad returns from Vietnam after losing part of his arm, and her whole family must learn to adjust to a new dynamic, but Lucy's friend Milo unknowingly helps her navigate through this difficult time of fear and uncertainty to realize she is much tougher than she thought.

Flor and Miranda steal the show

June 14, 2018
Torres, Jennifer, 1980- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
184 pages ; 20 cm
"When Flor finds out that Miranda and her band could potentially put her family's petting zoo out of business, she forms a plan to keep Miranda from an important performance that night"-- Provided by publisher.

Guardians of the Taiga

June 14, 2018
Hinojosa, Stacy, 1983- author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
205 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Stacy was raised by wolves. She's never needed humans to survive and, from what she sees of humans, they're dangerous and unpredictable. For as long as she can remember, Stacy's pack of six powerful, playful wolves--Addison, Basil, Everest, Noah, Tucker and Wink--have been her only family. Together, Stacy's pack patrols the forest to keep other animals safe, relying on her wits and each wolf's unique abilities to accomplish risky rescue missions. But as the forest changes and new dangers begin lurking, are Stacy and the wolves prepared for the perils that await them? A rival wild pack, the constant threat of being found by humans, and a lost dog with a secret plunges them even further into harm's way---it's going to take the whole pack working together to keep the forest, and Stacy safe.

Andrea Carter and the long ride home : a novel

June 14, 2018
Marlow, Susan K.
Grand Rapids, MI : Kregel Publications, 2005.
142 pages ; 22 cm.
After running away from her family's California ranch in the 1880s and encountering trouble when her palomino horse is stolen, twelve-year-old Andi relies on God to help her make the right decisions and find her way home.

Andrea Carter and the price of truth

June 14, 2018
Marlow, Susan K., author.
144 pages ; 22 cm.
In 1880s Fresno, California, thirteen-year-old Andi Carter faces a difficult decision when she witnesses a devastating incident involving one of the town's most prominent families, who then threaten her if she tells the truth during the trial.

Andrea Carter and the trouble with treasure

June 14, 2018
Marlow, Susan K., author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Kregel Publications, 2017.
138 pages ; 22 cm
"When innocent horseplay temporarily lands Andi and her friends in jail, they decide that a trip into the mountains will leave their troubles far behind. Accompanied by big brother Mitch and armed with a map showing old gold diggings, they can't wait to strike it rich. What could be better than two weeks of camping and horseback riding? But instead of gold they find heaps of trouble--trouble that leaves Mitch gravely wounded. Andi needs help fast. But who can she trust? And what good is a bag of gold when her beloved brother lies near death in the middle of nowhere?"

Full-court press

June 13, 2018
Delle Donne, Elena, author.
viii, 149 pages ; 22 cm.
When Elle begins to volunteer two days a week working with children with special needs, she has trouble juggling her new passion, basketball obligations, and schoolwork.

The wizard's dog fetches the Grail

June 13, 2018
Gale, Eric Kahn, 1986- author.
New York : Crown, [2018]
276 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The wizard's dog.
When Lord Oberon's evil worms threaten to eat all magic in existence, Nosewise, the talking dog and wizard-in-training, and his human pack, the street urchin Arthur, the sorceress Morgana, and his beloved master Merlin, must find the Holy Grail, the one item that can save them all.

The house that Lou built

June 13, 2018
Respicio, Mae, author.
New York : Wendy Lamb Books, [2018]
231 pages ; 22 cm
Longing for an escape from her extended Filipino family, Lou plans to build a tiny house on land she inherited from her father, but difficulties quickly arise.

The Seismic Seven

June 12, 2018
Slivensky, Katie, author.
New York, NY : HarperCollins, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
345 pages ; 22 cm
Seven middle schoolers brought to Yellowstone National Park, supposedly for a series of summer science experiments, learn that they are actually trying to stop a supervolcano from erupting.

Silverlake art show

June 12, 2018
Green, Poppy, author.
New York : Little Simon, 2018.
116 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
With the help of Hattie Frog and Owen Snake, Sophie Mouse puts together the first Silverlake Art Show but when the big night comes, she finds she is not the star of the show.

The frame-up

June 12, 2018
MacKnight, Wendy McLeod, author.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes 8 pages of color plates between numbered pages 8 and 9.
"Twelve-year-old artist Sargent Singer must team up with some very unusual partners to thwart a theft of the masterpieces in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery"-- Provided by publisher. Includes facts about Lord Beaverbrook, the gallery's founder.

The unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair

June 12, 2018
Makechnie, Amy, author.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2018]
322 pages ; 22 cm
As ten-year-old Gwyn searches for a missing neighbor in her new town in Iowa, she learns much about her mother, who grew up there but has suffered from memory loss since Gwyn was four.

Fairy chase

June 8, 2018
Dadey, Debbie, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2018.
92 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Listening to her aunt's story about a fairy that visits mermaids while they sleep to purposely tangle their hair, Echo resolves to catch the fairy in the act before her skeptical friends ask her to figure out whether or not fairies are even real.

The throne of Zeus

June 8, 2018
Goodman, Deborah Lerme, 1956-
129 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Originally published: New York : Bantam Books, ©1984. Choose your own adventure ; 40.
You've been magically transported back to ancient Greece by the goddess Athena. Your task is to find Zeus, king of Olympus.

Junior Ninja Champion : the competition begins

June 8, 2018
Hapka, Cathy, author.
153 pages ; 22 cm
Five unlikely friends are brought together to compete in the first Junior Ninja competition, a televised contest of athletic ability based on the popular National Ninja Champion show.

Freedom for me : a Chinese Yankee : a novel

June 8, 2018
Haas, Stacie, author.
251 pages ; 23 cm
"As the Civil War rages, Thomas longs to fight for his country. He's underage, but his brother, Robert, claims there's another reason he can't fight: there are no Chinese Yankees. When Thomas is assumed to be a slave because of his appearance, he's determined to find a way to fight for the Union cause. Thomas finds that wearing the same uniform--even battling against the Rebels with his regiment-- isn't enough to shed the Chinese label from his Yankee status. His traditional Chinese queue (long braid) is often the target of the boys' attacks. But when Thomas befriends a runaway slave and the war moves toward a pivotal moment in Gettysburg, he begins to understand the true meaning of freedom in America"--Back cover.

Ruby the runaway kitten

June 7, 2018
Moonheart, Ella, author.
New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2018.
96 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Coco is upset when her owner, Evie, brings home Ruby, a playful Bengal kitten. Coco isn't getting nearly as much attention as her new housemate and makes Ruby feel very unwelcome. Now Ruby has run away and Evie is very worried. Can Kitty lead the Cat Council to find the lost kitten?"--Provided by publisher.

The shadow thieves

June 7, 2018
Ott, Alexandra, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2018.
385 pages ; 22 cm.
"Alli must risk everything to save her her new family from a rogue organization that is threatening the Thieves Guild's existence--and the lives of all its members"--Provided by publisher.

Tie-dye disaster

June 7, 2018
Maker, Martha, author.
115 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Eight-year-old Maddie and her best friends are inspired to turn old clothing from white and drab to bright and fab, but disaster ensues when they accidentally tie-dye a shirt that belongs to a very important client of Maddie's mom. Includes instructions for making a tie-dye shirt.


June 7, 2018
Stokes, Maura Ellen, author.
New York, New York : Yellow Jacket, [2018]
291 pages ; 22 cm
Fourteen-year-old Sam is struggling to get by without her best friend, Reagan, who died suddenly the summer before high school, but Regan's "reappearance" only helps temporarily.

Johnny Hangtime

June 6, 2018
Gutman, Dan.
147 pages ; 20 cm
Thirteen-year-old Johnny, a movie stunt performer, is asked to perform the stunt that killed his father.

The adventures of a girl called Bicycle

June 4, 2018
Uss, Christina, author.
307 pages : map ; 22 cm
Left at the Mostly Silent Monastery in Washington, D.C. as a toddler and home-schooled by a retired nun, twelve-year-old Bicycle rides cross-country to meet a famous cyclist who she hopes will be her first friend.

Rapunzel and the vanishing village

June 1, 2018
Howland, Leila, author.
Glendale, California : Disney Press, an imprint of Disney Book Group, 2018.
284 pages ; 23 cm
When Rapunzel and her friends find an idyllic village said to be the birth place of the Flynnigan Rider books, they discover that someone is trying to wipe the town off the map for good.

Smart cookies

June 1, 2018
Schanen, Adriana Brad.
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2018.
283 pages : illustrations ; 283 cm.
"Quinny petitions to overturn a new school-wide ban on sweets, Hopper reinvents the 'Friendship Bench' at recess, and both learn to embrace the qualities that make them who they are"-- Provided by publisher.

Twilight Sparkle's science fair sparks

June 1, 2018
Hayes, Arden, author.
167 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
When Canterlot High and Crystal Prep Academy hold a joint science fair, Twilight Sparkle is teamed up with Rising Star, who has something sinister planned.


June 1, 2018
Martin, Laura, author.
345 pages ; 22 cm
"Emerson can float... he just can't do it very well.His uncontrollable floating is his RISK factor, which means that he deals with Reoccurring Incidents of the Strange Kind. The last place Emerson wants to be is at a government-mandated summer camp for RISK kids like him, so he's shocked when he actually starts having fun at camp—and he even makes some new friends. But it's not all canoeing and capture the flag at Camp Outlier. The summer of fun takes a serious turn when Emerson and his friends discover that one of their own is hiding a deadly secret that puts all of their lives in danger. It's up to the Red Maple boys to save themselves—and everyone like them.

Buggin' out!

June 1, 2018
Cadenhead, MacKenzie, author.
77 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"An Early Chapter Book."
"The school-wide science fair Peter Parker (a.k.a Spider-Man) has been eagerly awaiting has finally arrived! Peter has always excelled at science, and after getting the boot in a basketball game earlier that day, he could use a little pick-me-up. So imagine Peter's surprise and dismay when basketball great and all-around-bully Flash Thompson shows up with a totally awesome project! But when the science fair is put in jeopardy thanks to the antics of one Doc Ock, Peter will need to team up with fellow bugz' Ant-Man and the Wasp to save the fair and the people in it- even if it means someone else walking away with the prize. Great things-and even bigger surprises-come in tiny packages in this third installment in Marvel's Super Hero Adventures early chapter book series."--from website.

The heroes' journey

June 1, 2018
Behling, Steve, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
133 pages ; 20 cm
At head of title: Marvel Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Scott Lang, also known as Ant-Man, grapples with the choices he has made as a superhero and as a father, while Hope Van Dyne takes up the mantle of the Wasp to solve the mysteries of the Quantum Realm.

Journey to the Livewood

June 1, 2018
Quill, Penumbra, author.
113 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Includes excerpt of : Rainbow Dash Rights the Ship.
"Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo have been tirelessly preparing to prove their bravery and face the source of all the mischief that's been happening recently. But when they enter the Livewood forest, nothing goes according to plan. The woods are full of Timbersnakes, slumberslime, and devious traps that could doom them! And something's been leaving clues to guide them through the Livewood-- but what? Will they be able to save their friends trapped in the forest? It's up to the Cutie Mark Crusaders to save the day-- and Equestria!"--Page 4 of cover.

The Sphinx's secret

June 1, 2018
Bond, Gwenda, author.
341 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Hidden among the buildings of New York City is a very unusual hotel-- a hotel that is definitely not for the average tourist. --front flap.

Bertie Bigroar finds his voice

June 1, 2018
Meadows, Daisy, author.
169 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Includes an excerpt from "Lucy Longwhiskers gets lost".
"Three adventures in one!" -- cover.
Eggnapped! -- Cake-tastrophe -- The sunshine fete.
Join Lily and Jess as they make a very special friend - Bertie Bigroar the lion cub. Little Bertie has a big heart, but can be shy sometimes. Can the girls help Bertie be brave like his big brothers, and together defeat the wicked witch Grizelda?

Lions & liars

June 1, 2018
Beasley, Kate, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018.
288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Fifth-grader Frederick is sent to a disciplinary camp where he and his terrifying troop mates have just started forging a friendship when they learn a Category 5 hurricane is headed their way.

Battle of the bots

May 31, 2018
Luper, Eric, author.
119 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Despite the evil Locke, Cleo and Evan manage to get Gabriel back to his world, but it is a world that is controlled by a computer network which is connected by a device called a Neuro-Zip implanted in the skull of every human being in the world--every human except for Cleo and Evan, so it is up to them to bring down the Network, and return control to the human population.

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