New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

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

Journey beyond the trees

January 20, 2017
Pearl, Alexa, 1967- author.
New York, New York : Little Bee Books, [2017]
98 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Sasha has just discovered she has wings and can fly so she, her best friend Wyatt, and their teacher Caleb journey into a magical forest to try and find where Sasha came from.

Flower girl dreams

January 19, 2017
Dadey, Debbie, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2017.
105 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Unable to comprehend a beloved librarian's imminent marriage to a cafeteria worker who seems to be perpetually grouchy, Pearl becomes jealous when Echo, Shelly, and Kiki are all asked to be flower girls.

The witch's vacuum cleaner : and other stories

January 18, 2017
Pratchett, Terry, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
xi, 243 pages ; 22 cm
The witch's vacuum cleaner -- The great train robbery -- The truly terrible toothache -- The frozen feud -- Darby and the submarine -- The sheep rodeo scandal -- The ant called 4179003 -- The fire opal -- Lord Cake and the Battle for Banwen's Beacon -- The time-traveling television -- The Blackbury Park statues -- Wizard war -- The extraordinary adventures of Doggins -- Rincemangle, the gnome of Even Moor.
An anthology of fourteen unpublished short stories, written when Pratchett was in his teens, shares insights into his writing process and the early ideas that inspired his later career.

What Momma left me

January 18, 2017
Watson, Renee.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
224 pages ; 20 cm
After the death of their mother, thirteen-year-old Serenity Evans and her younger brother go to live with their grandparents, who try to keep them safe from bad influences and help them come to terms with what has happened to their family. Includes recipe for red velvet cake.

Mini sweets

January 17, 2017
Perelman, Helen, author.
©2017
110 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Tasked with watching over Princess Lolli and Prince Scoop's new baby, Berry the Fruit Fairy must figure out a way to save the day when the young princess is stricken with cocoa fever.

The big secret

January 17, 2017
Pearl, Alexa, 1967- author.
New York, New York : Little Bee Books, 2017.
96 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"In the Tales of Sasha series debut, Sasha discovers that she really isn't like the other horses in her valley when wings sprout from her back and she soars through the air!"--Provided by publisher.

A crack in the sea

January 17, 2017
Bouwman, H. M., author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
357 pages, 3 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Pip, a young boy who can speak to fish, and his sister Kinchen set off on a great adventure, joined by twins with magical powers, refugees fleeing post-war Vietnam, and some helpful sea monsters"--Provided by publisher.

Midnight without a moon

January 17, 2017
Jackson, Linda Williams, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
312 pages ; 22 cm
Rose Lee Carter, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl, dreams of life beyond the Mississippi cotton fields during the summer of 1955, but when Emmett Till is murdered and his killers are unjustly acquitted, Rose is torn between seeking her destiny outside of Mississippi or staying and being a part of an important movement.

Scar Island

January 17, 2017
Gemeinhart, Dan, author.
©2017
249 pages ; 22 cm
Twelve-year-old Jonathan Grisby has been sent to the Slabhenge Reformatory School for Troubled Boys, a former lunatic asylum which is currently run by a sadist who enjoys punishing the boys and setting them against each other; but when a lightning strike kills all the adults the boys find themselves suddenly free--and trapped on Scar Island which seems to be sinking into the ocean.

Revenge of the green banana

January 17, 2017
Murphy, Jim, 1947- author.
© 2017
214 pages ; 22 cm
Jimmy Murphy starts sixth grade determined to be a better student and impress the beautiful Kathy Guenther, but Sister Angelica has him and his friends pegged as troublemakers and they may just prove her right.

Riverboat roulette

January 16, 2017
Keene, Carolyn, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2017.
156 pages ; 20 cm.
"Nancy and her friends only have a few hours to track down the donations for a charity gala that have mysteriously gone missing"--Publisher.

The adventures of Henry Whiskers

January 16, 2017
Priebe, Gigi, author.
©2017
138 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Book 1"--Spine.
Henry Whiskers must face his fears and rescue his little sister from the scary Rat Alley in this fun, fast-paced debut chapter book set in Queen Mary&#x;s historical dollhouse at Windsor Castle.

Anna takes charge

January 13, 2017
David, Erica, author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
124 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
At head of title: Disney.
When Elsa needs to leave Arendelle for a day, Anna is left in charge to face a series of unexpected challenges with the help of Olaf the snowman.

Bad Kitty takes the test

January 13, 2017
Bruel, Nick, author, illustrator.
©2017
136 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"A Neal Porter Book."
Because of a recent string of embarrassing behavior, Kitty's cat license has been revoked and she must take a test to get it back so she can still be a cat.

The best ball

January 13, 2017
Homberg, Ruth, author.
©2017
24 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Based on the animated short written by Shea Fontana."
Pumpkin the puppy, Sultan the tiger, Petite the pony, and the rest of the Disney Palace Pets come together to throw a ball. Will they be ready in time?

Belle's discovery

January 13, 2017
Roehl, Tessa, author.
©2017
126 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"Young Belle has trouble fitting in at school until she discovers a neglected bookstore in the village and shows her classmates how wonderful books and stories can be"--Provided by publisher.

A midsummer night's Dreamy

January 13, 2017
Redbank, Tennant, author.
©2017
57 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
When Dreamy the kitten agrees to help Tillie the tailor make costumes for the upcoming Whisker Haven play, she discovers that costume design makes her very sleepy! Will the costumes be ready by opening night?

Dino Lab

January 13, 2017
Montgomery, Anson, author.
Waitsfield, Vermont : Chooseco, [2016]
70 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
"A Dragonlark book."
The reader, with the help of Maria and dog Homer, is asked to make choices which will determine what will happen when two baby dinosaurs escape from the Dinosaur Research Laboratory.

Hidden Rock rescue

January 12, 2017
Rocha, K. E., author.
©2017
208 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Spencer Plain's parents are prisoners of Pam, who runs an illegal ring of rare animal trading, and they are being held at the Hidden Rock Zoo, target of the next rescue mission the bears of Bearhaven are planning--but when the rescue starts to go wrong, and he and Aldo are cut off from the team, it will take some quick thinking and serious stealth to save the mission.

Captain America : civil war

January 12, 2017
Irvine, Alexander (Alexander C.), author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
182 pages ; 21 cm.
"Based on the screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely"--Title page.
"Marvel's Captain America: Civil War pits hero against hero! Captain America and Iron Man lead two teams of heroes in a clash that will change the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe."--Back cover.

The secret spell

January 12, 2017
Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta, author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
124 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
At head of title: Disney Pixar.
When Merida's best friend Cat visits, she brings a new friend with her and Merida feels jealous of their friendship.

Cinderella takes the stage

January 12, 2017
Roehl, Tessa, author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
125 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"Young Cinderella makes a surprising new friend as they each compete in the Midsummer Festival's puppet contest"-- Provided by publisher.

A new attitude : starring Sunil Nevla

January 12, 2017
Shea, Lisa, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
128 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"When the outgoing Scarlett D. Panda visits the Littlest Pet Shop, Sunil gets the idea that he should become a new kind of pet for his birthday--no longer shy, but brave, fun, and chatty! But sometimes change doesn't come that easily, and Sunil is going to need the help of Blythe and all of the pets to come out of his shell. Will his personality punch-up stick?"--Page 4 of cover.

The Icarus show

January 12, 2017
Christie, Sally, author.
©2017
217 pages ; 22 cm
"David Fickling Books"
Alex has worked out a foolproof way to avoid being picked on. Don't React. It's so simple, it's brilliant! David does react and becomes an outcast, nicknamed Bogsy. He's branded a weirdo and Alex is determined to avoid the same fate. But one day, Alex gets a note in his bag that forces him out of his safe little world. Who sent the note? And is it true-- will a boy really fly? A powerful story about friendship, loneliness and a strange kind of genius.

The sweetest sound

January 12, 2017
Winston, Sherri, author.
©2017
263 pages ; 21 cm
"Shy ten-year-old Cadence grapples with an overprotective father, a mother who's skipped town to pursue stardom, and what to do when a recording of her amazing voice leaks before she's ready to share it with the world"--Provided by publisher.

Siren sisters

January 12, 2017
Langer, Dana, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2017.
247 pages ; 22 cm
"Lolly Salt's three sisters are sirens--young women who lure ships to their doom--and as Lolly's 13th birthday approaches she's about to become one too. But when it becomes clear that someone in town knows the Salt girls secret, Lolly sets out to learn how this happened to her family and if she can prevent it"-- Provided by publisher.

Agatha Parrot and the heart of mud

January 11, 2017
Poskitt, Kjartan, author.
©2013
148 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Originally published in the United Kingdom by Egmont UK Ltd."
When Agatha Parrot joins the spelling club to support her new friend Martha, she gets help from an unexpected source--her cousin, Bella, who thinks she is emailing Agatha's brother.

Anton and Cecil : cats aloft

January 11, 2017
Martin, Lisa, 1965- author.
Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Young Readers, 2016.
259 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Cat brothers Anton and Cecil team up with a police dog to search for missing puppies at the Chicago World's Fair in the thrilling final installment to the series"-- Provided by publisher.

Showing off

January 11, 2017
Mlynowski, Sarah, author.
©2017
198 pages ; 22 cm.
The Dunwiddle Magic School (fifth to eighth grade) is intended for children whose magic is "upside-down" like Dory (who turns into a combination of a kitten and dragon) and Pepper (whose uncontrollable "fiercing" terrifies everyone around her)--so the Show Off, where fifth grade students are supposed to showcase their skills, does not really seem like a good idea.

Talons of power

January 11, 2017
Sutherland, Tui, 1978- author.
©2017
290 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Turtle the SeaWing dragon has long dreamed of being a hero, but when the companions inadvertently free Darkstalker, the oldest and most powerful dragon, from the spell that has trapped him, the best he can come up with is a spell that prevents the ancient dragon from seeing him or hearing his thoughts--Darkstalker claims he has changed, but Turtle suspects that he still plans to control dragonkind.

You can't hide

January 11, 2017
Poblocki, Dan, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2017.
210 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Trapped inside the sinister estate where the past and present intertwine, Poppy, Marcus, Dash, Dylan, and Azumi gradually discover that the secrets they each hold are more sinister than the house's ghosts.

Alicia the Snow Queen fairy

January 11, 2017
Meadows, Daisy, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2017.
159 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2015 as Alyssa the snow queen fairy by Orchard U.K. ..." -- page facing title page.
The magical snowflake -- The enchanted mirror -- The everlasting rose.
When Jack Frost steals Alicia the Snow Queen Fairy's magical objects, Rachel and Kirsty help Alicia. Find the magic objects in all three stories inside this Rainbow Magic special edition and help save the snow queen magic!

Gabriela

January 11, 2017
Harris, Teresa E., author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2017]
196 pages ; 20 cm.
Gabby loves expressing herself--especially in the dance studio--but lately, poetry is becoming her art form of choice, and for good reason: Gabby struggles with stuttering, and spoken word poetry helps her speech flow more freely. still, compared to how confident she feels on the dance floor, speaking up can be scary. When the city threatens to close her beloved community arts center, Gabby is determined to find a way to help. Can she harness the power of her words and rally her community to save Liberty Arts?

Search for the sea monster

January 11, 2017
Soderberg, Erin, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
86 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"The Puppy Pirates race the Kitten Pirates in a hunt for an elusive sea monster"-- Provided by publisher.

Game over, Super Rabbit Boy!

January 11, 2017
Flintham, Thomas, author, illustrator.
©2017
72 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
When King Viking and his evil robot army attack Animal Town, and kidnap Singing Dog, it is up to Super Rabbit Boy, with some help from Sunny and his video game console, to save the day.

The Wearle

January 11, 2017
D'Lacey, Chris, author.
©2015
284 pages ; 22 cm.
"First published in 2015 in Great Britain by Orchard Books."
Gabrial is a young dragon, anxious to both prove himself and also find his father who years ago was one of a Wearle of dragons who set out from their home planet and were never heard from again--and now he is part of a new Wearle that has come to Erth, but one of the other dragons has dark plans, and when war erupts between dragons and humans, Gabrial finds that his only ally is an unusual human boy called Ren.

The impossible clue

January 11, 2017
Rubin, Sarah, 1982- author.
New York : Chicken House, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc. 2017.
293 pages ; 22 cm.
First published inf the United Kingdom in 2016 as Alice Jones: Impossible Clue.
Maths whizz Alice Jones has already cracked a mystery or two. But when a scientist vanishes from a locked room, she faces her toughest case yet. Dr Learner had been working on an invisibility suit, but is wacky science really behind his disappearance? Or is it something more sinister? Fearless Alice won't stop till she knows the truth...

The warden's daughter

January 11, 2017
Spinelli, Jerry, author.
©2017
343 pages ; 22 cm
Living with her warden father in an apartment above a 1950s prison, Cammie O'Reilly struggles to come to terms with the loss of her mother, who died saving her from harm when she was a baby, and interacts with some of the reformed inmates.

Princess Perri and the second summer

January 11, 2017
Gilligan, Shannon, author.
Waitsfield, Vermont : Chooseco, [2016]
86 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
"A Dragonlark book."
The reader, with Princess Caroline of Ludmilia, is asked to make choices which will determine what will happen when the ghost of Violet Grimm appears at the campground.

Sneeze of the octo-schnozz

January 10, 2017
Cummings, Troy, author.
©2017
89 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Since the Notebook of Doom was stolen Alexander and the other monster hunters of Stermont Elementary have been operating without its assistance and now they are confronted by a large and stinky monster with eight powerful noses that can deliver a slimy sneeze with the power of a cannon--and somehow they must figure out its weakness.

Bollywood burglary

January 10, 2017
Stilton, Geronimo, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2016]
106 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"#65"--Spine.
Asked by a Bollywood star for help protecting a valuable ruby, Geronimo Stilton and Hercule Poirat are inadvertently cast in the actress's film in spite of limited acting skills and are horrified when an anonymous thief makes off with the ruby.

The LEGO Batman movie : junior novel

January 10, 2017
Lane, Jeanette, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2017]
170 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"Based on the screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers with additional material by Jared Stern & John Whittington, based on LEGO construction toys."
Batman may be a crime-fighting vigilante and a heavy-metal rapping machine, but at the end of long night's crime fighting, he comes home to an empty Batcave. He's lonely. Will Batman let orphan Dick Grayson and police commissioner Barbara Gordon join his team? Or is Batman destined to spend the rest of his life alone?

Komasan and Komajiro in the city

January 10, 2017
Howard, Kate, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2017]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
At head of title: Yo-kai watch.
Yo-kai Komasan and his younger brother Komajiro are excited to explore the big city, but the more they see, the more they miss their beloved mother at home in the country.

The bad guys

January 10, 2017
Blabey, Aaron, author, illustrator.
©2015
138 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
"First published by Scholastic Australia Pty Limited in 2015."
The Bad Guys, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Piranha, want to be heroes, and they decide that the way to do it is free the 200 dogs in the city dog pound--but their plan soon goes awry.

The homework strike

January 10, 2017
Pincus, Gregory K., author.
©2017
264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The 14 fibs of Gregory K.
Now in seventh grade Gregory K. is frustrated by all the homework that leaves him no time for writing, which is what he loves to do--so he decides to go on a homework strike, and with his history teacher's encouragement he learns a valuable lesson in civics and standing up for what you believe in.

Secret mission

January 6, 2017
Fry, Jason, 1969- author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
At head of title: Star wars, rogue one.
Jyn Erso is tasked by the Rebel Alliance to find the plans to a new super weapon being developed by the Empire.

Super Turbo saves the day!

January 6, 2017
Kirby, Lee (Fictitious character), author.
©2016
118 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Approximately half of book is in graphic novel format.
After the last bell, classroom pet hamster Turbo becomes Super Turbo to fight evil, but he soon finds that he isn't the only super pet in town when he is forced to face an evil rat named Whiskerface.

Super Turbo vs. the flying ninja squirrels

January 6, 2017
Kirby, Lee (Fictitious character), author.
©2016
118 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
When flying ninja squirrels invade the school, the Super Pet Superhero League must go into action to find out what is going on.

Tundra trials

January 5, 2017
Tesler, Monica, author.
New York : Aladdin Books, 2016.
370 pages ; 22 cm.
"Jasper learns that secrets can strain even the strongest bonds as the Bounders adventure continues. After discovering that Earth Force is waging a covert alien war, Jasper and his friends return to space and continue their training. This time, Earth Force brings them to the remote planet of Gulaga, where the cadets compete in the Tundra Trials, a grueling pod race across the planet's frigid landscape. but when their pod leader asks Jasper and Mira to secretly test a dangerous new technology that will take their Bounder abilities to the next level, the kids begin to suspect that there are rifts within Earth Force. The worst part? Jasper must keep the truth from everyone--even his own pod mates. When Earth force prepares for an attack against the aliens, the kids are tasked with a treacherous mission. With their loyalties torn, will Jasper and his friends once again fulfill their duty and fight for their planet? And if they do, will the secret tech work as planned or lead their enemies to their doorstep?"--provided by publisher

Five days of famous

January 4, 2017
Noël, Alyson, author.
©2016
293 pages ; 22 cm
Relates the adventures of eighth-grader Nick Dashaway, whose Christmas request does not go according to plan.

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