New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

July 26, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Shipwreck Island

July 25, 2014
Bodeen, S. A. (Stephanie A.), 1965- author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2014.
184 pages ; 22 cm

Sleeping Beauty : read-and-sing.

July 25, 2014
Glendale, California : Disney Press [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Some copies may contain instructions on downloading three songs from the original Sleeping Beauty soundtrack.
Sleeping Beauty -- Aurora's royal wedding -- Aurora's Slumber party -- Aurora and the helpful dragon -- Buttercup the brave -- A moment to remember.
"Celebrate Aurora's wedding, meet a helpful dragon, face down a cougar, and more in this storybook containing six stories all about your favorite sleeping beauty."--Page [4] cover.

Tangled : read-and-sing.

July 25, 2014
Glendale, California : Disney Press [2014]
124 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Some copies may contain instructions on downloading three songs from the original Tangled soundtrack.
Tangled -- Rapunzel's challenge -- Rapunzel's forest friends -- A day to remember -- The jewels of the crown -- Rapunzel's royal wedding.
"Join Rapunzel as she makes friends with the forest animals, takes a painting lesson, saves Maximus from a thief, and more in this storybook containing six stories all about your favorite long-haired adventures!"--Page [4] cover.

Star Wars rebels. Rise of the rebels

July 25, 2014
Kogge, Michael.
Los Angeles, Calif. : Disney Press, c2014.
118 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
"Your favorite Star wars rebels heroes are ready to fight the evil Empire! Kanan, Hera, and trusty old Chopper battle TIE fighters while Sabine uses her artistic talents to outsmart Stormtroopers. Zeb never misses an opportunity to take down troopers, and Ezra scores a special souvenir at the crash site of an Imperial fighter"--P. [4] of cover.

Star Wars rebels. Ezra's gamble

July 25, 2014
Windham, Ryder.
Los Angeles, Calif. : Disney Press, c2014.
154 p. ; 20 cm.
"Fourteen year old Ezra lives alone on the outer rim planet of Lothal. He fends for himself by picking up odd jobs and hustling the unsuspecting Stormtrooper. Arena Day arrives - an underground tournament where mighty beasts battle to the finish and all the swindlers, gamblers, and no-gooders come from all corners of the planet to make a profit - Ezra is whisked into an unlikely partnership with the fearsome bounty hunter Bossk and enmeshed in a high-stakes chase against an endless fleet of troopers. Ezra isn't willing to trust anyone, but he soon learns that surviving doesn't always mean just fending for himself"--P. [4] of cover.

Whatever

July 24, 2014
Walsh, Ann, 1942-, author.
©2013
211 pages ; 20 cm.
After she pulls a fire alarm that results in an injury to an older woman, Mrs. Johnson, Daraah must assist Mrs. Johnson two days a week and discovers that she enjoys it, but she is unprepared when she discovers a secret that Mrs. Johnson is hiding.

Oliver and the seawigs

July 24, 2014
Reeve, Philip, author.
©2013.
193 pages : color illustrations, map ; 19 cm
Map on endpapers.
"A not-so-impossible tale"--Cover.
"When Oliver's explorer parents go missing, he sets sail on the rescue mission with some new, unexpected friends"-- Provided by publisher.

The Frankenstein journals

July 24, 2014
Sonneborn, Scott, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2014].
157 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
In this combination of two separately published works, J.D. discovers that he is the son of Frankenstein's monster, and armed with the Doctor's journal he sets out to find his "relatives"--the descendents and relations of the people whose body parts Doctor Frankenstein used.

The time of the fireflies

July 24, 2014
Little, Kimberley Griffiths, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
356 pages ; 22 cm
When Larissa Renaud starts receiving eerie phone calls on a disconnected phone in her family's shop, Bayou Bridge Antiques, she finds herself directed to the river bank near her house, where a cloud of fireflies take her on a journey through time to learn the secrets of her family's past--and save their future.

Ride for your life!

July 24, 2014
Stilton, Geronimo.
New York : Scholastic, c2014.
108 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
" The fair has come to Mysterious Valley! Creepella is looking to forward a fun, thrilling day of rides and games with her family and friends. But one spooky rollercoaster seems to be making everyone who rides it disappear! Creepella is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery -- but what will happen when she rides the coaster herself?" -- summary from amazon.com

Memory maze

July 24, 2014
Korman, Gordon, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
234 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Book two of The hypnotists"--T.p.
Jackson Opus and his family have been forced into hiding because his identity as a powerful young hypnotist has been leaked out--but his enemy Dr. Mako is still out to find him to use his mesmerizing skills for evil purposes.

Baseball world series

July 24, 2014
Christopher, Matt, 1917-1997.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, [2014].
204 pages ; 20 cm.
"Cousins and best friends Liam McGrath and Carter Jones must play against each other to achieve their dreams of winning the Series title! One cousin will win; the other will lose"-- Provided by publisher.

Dolphin tale 2 : the junior novel

July 24, 2014
Reyes, Gabrielle.
New York : Scholastic, [2014]
137 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Based upon the screenplay written by Charles Martin Smith."
A baby dolphin found off the coast of Florida is brought to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for help. There Sawyer and Hazel name her Hope and work to help her. Will Winter accept her as a friend, and will Hope's health improve?

Libby's sweet surprise

July 24, 2014
Schroeder, Lisa, author.
©2014.
178 pages ; 19 cm.
When she's not hanging out at her family's sweets shop, Libby loves walking her dog around London. She always meets the most interesting people like Ethan, who's her age and also has a dog. They become fast friends, until Libby finds out his family are the new owners of a competing store! Libby tries to keep her parents' business a secret, because she really likes Ethan and wants to be his friend. But the secrets start adding up. Libby needs the charm bracelet she shares with her besties to bring her some luck right now!

Take a bow-wow

July 24, 2014
Earhart, Kristin, author.
New York : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
86 pages ; illustrations ; 20 cm.
Sadie and her new poodle puppy enter into the school's talent show, but when Sadie gets a case of stage fright, her puppy must help her overcome her fear and perform.

Double disaster!

July 24, 2014
Mercer, Sienna, author.
London : Egmont, 2013.
232 pages 20 cm.

Frankie vs. the Mummy's menace

July 24, 2014
Lampard, Frank, 1978- author.
©2013
97 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Originally published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2013.
"Frankie and his friends love playing soccer. They play every chance they get. And now that they have their magic soccer ball, they're facing teams they never imagined! When they're transported back to the Wild West, Frankie's team will have to go head-to-head with some crabby cowboys. Will they be able to win the penalty shoot-out at high noon?"--Page 4 of cover.

You're mine, captain!

July 23, 2014
Stilton, Geronimo, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
115 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
When Space mouse Geronimo Stiltonix helps an alien spacecraft get back to its home planet, their queen becomes enchanted by Geronimo, and tries to force him to marry her and stay on the planet Flurkon forever.

The golden shell

July 23, 2014
Harrison, Paula.
©2014
117 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
The Rescue Princesses are going to Princess School! They're excited, but also a little worried--will they still have time to help animals in need? Princess Ella has lost her pet rabbit. She hopes that her new friends, the Rescue Princesses, are just the girls to bring her bunny home.

Breakdown

July 23, 2014
Monninger, Joseph, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2014.
202 pages ; 20 cm.
When the bus carrying a group of kids home from summer camp breaks down on an abandoned road during a heatwave, the group must survive the elements and find help, over sixty miles away.

Marion strikes a pose

July 23, 2014
Barkley, Callie.
New York : Little Simon, [2014]
113 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
While her friends in the Critter Club babysit frogs, second-grader Marion enters a fashion design contest.

Air keep

July 22, 2014
Savage, J. Scott (Jeffrey Scott), 1963- author.
©2013
xvi, 368 pages : illustration, map ; 21 cm.
Marcus and Kyja continue to search for the Elementals they need to unite to open a drift between Earth and Farworld, but the Air Elementals have a strange sense of humor and with Farworld in the grip of a terrible drought and daily earthquakes, the two friends face untold challenges.

Double reverse

July 22, 2014
Bowen, Fred.
Atlanta, GA : published by Peachtree Publishers, 2014.
125 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Although he knows all the plays, freshman wide receiver Jesse is reluctant to try out for quarterback until his brother, a college player, is asked to switch from quarterback to safety and the two make a deal that will force them, and Savannah, the new kicker on Jesse's team, to conquer their own and others' expectations.

Bunny the brave war horse : based on a true story

July 22, 2014
MacLeod, Elizabeth, author.
Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2014.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 24 x 27 cm

Grandpa's third drawer : unlocking Holocaust memories

July 22, 2014
Tal, Judy.
Philadelphia : The Jewish Publication Society ; Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 19 x 26 cm
"Published by the University of Nebraska Press as a Jewish Publication Society book"--Title page verso.
"Young Uri finds the key to his grandpa's locked drawer and discovers poignant mementos from the Holocaust"-- Provided by publisher.

Equestria girls : through the mirror

July 22, 2014
Berrow, G. M., author.
New York : Little, Brown, and Company, 2013.
216 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Based on the screenplay by Meghan McCarthy"--Title page.
"When her new crown is stolen from the Crystal Empire, Princess Twilight Sparkle pursues the thief, Sunset Shimmer, in an alternate world, where she finds herself turned into...a girl! To regain her crown and return to Equestrian, Twilight must learn to fit in in this strange new world and defeat Sunset Shimmer in a competition to be crowned princess of the Fall Formal at Canterlot High. Luckily, she has the assistance of Spike and five girls who remind her of a certain group of ponies back home"--Provided by publisher.

Turkey trouble on the National Mall

July 18, 2014
Roy, Ron, 1940-
New York : Random House, c2012.
89 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
"KC and Marshall convince the President of the United States to pardon more than one turkey for Thanksgiving, but all 117 of them are stolen off the National Mall"-- Provided by publisher.

What I don't know might hurt me

July 18, 2014
Benton, Jim.
New York, NY : Scholastic, c2013.
122 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"Jim Benton's tales from Mackerel Middle School."
Before school, Isabella had me fix her hair in the girls' bathroom. Her hair really is quite beautiful. It's black and thick and glossy, like the majestic hair on a lion if that was black. She had a test later, and she had written the answers on a slice of baloney in the sandwich she brought for lunch. If the teacher saw her, she could just eat the sandwich and destroy the evidence. But she wasn't thinking, and accidentally ate her lunch while I was doing her hair. Beauty can really make you hungry. While she was wiping the ink off her lips, I explained why cheating is wrong. We have a test in math next week, and I encouraged her to pack a lunch you can't write on. If she brings peanut butter and jelly, I'll know I got through to her.

October ogre

July 18, 2014
Roy, Ron, 1940-
New York : Random House, c2013.
68 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"With the younger siblings of the A to Z mysteries kids!"--Cover.
"A Stepping Stone book."
Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy visit a haunted hotel on Halloween, but once inside they realize that they have seen plenty of people going in and none coming back out.

The Order of the Unicorn

July 17, 2014
Selfors, Suzanne.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
197 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Ten-year-olds Pearl and Ben continue their apprenticeships at Dr. Woo's Worm Hospital as they travel with Dr. Woo to the Tangled Forest and the Dark Forest in search of a missing unicorn, and learn more about the villainous Maximus Steele"-- Provided by publisher.

The secret of the key

July 17, 2014
Malone, Marianne.
New York : Random House, [2014]
241 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The pirate's coin.
In the Art Institute of Chicago's miniature Thorne Rooms, the Thorne Rooms key and a mysterious set of rings lead Ruthie and Jack to new historical eras and a woman who went missing as a young girl.

Family ties : the theory, practice, and destructive properties of relatives

July 17, 2014
Paulsen, Gary.
New York : Wendy Lamb Books, [2014]
136 pages ; 19 cm
"'I'm the greatest family member you'll ever meet.' Kevin Spencer has a history of big ideas going completely awry. This time around, it's personal--suddenly he's kind of in charge of a double wedding in his backyard, and a whole tribe of wacky relatives is crowding him out of his own house"-- Provided by publisher.

Sherman's awesome adventures

July 17, 2014
McGuire Woods, Molly, author.
New York : Random House, [2014]
74 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
At head of title: Dreamworks Mr. Peabody & Sherman.
When Sherman takes his friend Penny back in time, they accidentally set the past on a collision course with the future, and only Mr. Peabody can set things straight before the whole universe implodes.

Wild water magic

July 17, 2014
Jonell, Lynne.
New York : Random House, [2014]
103 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
"After Tate falls into a magic well in her backyard, she can read a book in minutes. But she's strangely attracted to water of all sorts and can't always control her magic"-- Provided by publisher.

Blondie : Rapunzel's royal pony

July 17, 2014
Redbank, Tennant.
New York : Random House, [2014].
54 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"Palace pets ; 2"--Cover.
Blondie loves being Princess Rapunzel's royal pony, but what will happen when Rapunzel gets another palace pet?

September sneakers

July 17, 2014
Roy, Ron, 1940-
New York : Random House, c2013.
64 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"With the younger siblings of the A to Z mysteries kids!"--Cover.
"A Stepping Stone Book."
Someone has been stealing and leaving behind little green sneakers, so Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy trail their new teacher, who wears the same shoes in normal size.

Oscar

July 17, 2014
Miles, Ellen.
New York : Scholastic, c2013.
84 p. ; 20 cm.
"Welcome to the Puppy Place, where every puppy finds a home!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. When Lizzie gets a phone call from Aunt Amanda about Oscar, a schnauzer, she wants to help. But this puppy has trouble getting along with other dogs. Will Lizzie be able to find this pup a friend?" -- from publisher's web site.

The Battle of Bayport

July 17, 2014
Dixon, Franklin W., author.
New York : Aladdin, [2014].
146 pages ; 22 cm.
While participating in a Revolutionary War reenactment, Frank and Joe learn that there has been a real casualty and set out to investigate the incident.

Peril at Granite Peak

July 17, 2014
Dixon, Franklin W.
New York : Aladdin, [2014].
147 pages ; 20 cm.
Teenaged detectives Joe and Frank Hardy uncover a plot to sabotage a ski resort.

Into thin air

July 17, 2014
Dixon, Franklin W., author.
New York : Aladdin, [2013].
109 pages ; 20 cm.
When the daughter of Bayport's amusement park owner goes missing, Joe and Frank follow clues to find the girl and determine if her disappearance is related to that of another missing person.

Secret of the red arrow

July 17, 2014
Dixon, Franklin W.
New York : Aladdin, 2013.
152 p. ; 22 cm.
Joe and Frank investigate some pranks around Bayport, leading them to the Red Arrow, a crime grang.

Frankie vs. the Pirate Pillagers

July 17, 2014
Lampard, Frank, 1978-
New York, NY : Scholastic, Inc., c2013.
82 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"Frankie and his friends love playing soccer so much that they start their own team. They can always find time to play a game. But when they win an old soccer ball at a carnival, Frankie's team is going to be transported to a magical world of soccer they never knew existed. Can Frankie and his friends beat the Pirate Pillagers and make their way home?"--P. [4] of cover.

Frankie vs. the Rowdy Romans

July 17, 2014
Lampard, Frank, 1978-
New York, NY : Scholastic, Inc., [2014]
97 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Originally published: London : Little Brown, c2013.
"Frankie and his friends love playing soccer so much that they start their own team. They can always find time to play a game. After winning a magic soccer ball at a carnival, they're forced to play in some amazing games. Frankie's soccer ball transports his team to an arena where they are playing against the Rowdy Romans. Will his team be a roaring success or will the soccer battle be more than they bargained for?"--Page 4 of cover.

Frankie vs. the Cowboy's Crew

July 17, 2014
Lampard, Frank, 1978- author.
©2013
100 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Originally published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2013.
"Frankie and his friends love playing soccer. They play every chance they get. And now that they have their magic soccer ball, they're facing teams they never imagined! When they're transported back to the Wild West, Frankie's team will have to go head-to-head with some crabby cowboys. Will they be able to win the penalty shoot-out at high noon?"--Page 4 of cover.

Galaxy's most wanted

July 16, 2014
Kloepfer, John.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
208 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"When thirteen-year-old Kevin Brewer and his camp buddies summon an alien to earth, they know they'll win a blue ribbon in the science competition--but they don't expect to find themselves in the middle of an interstellar war"-- Provided by publisher.

A pinch of magic

July 16, 2014
Thorpe, Kiki.
New York : Random House, [2014]
119 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
Baking-talent fairy Dulcie helps Mia make treats for a neighborhood bake sale but must return to Never Land before they are done, and Mia may not be able to finish without her help.

Dash

July 16, 2014
Klimo, Kate.
New York : Random House, [2014]
150 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"An English Springer Spaniel's tale of the Mayflower voyage and the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Colony"-- Provided by publisher.

The misadventures of the family Fletcher

July 16, 2014
Levy, Dana.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2014]
260 pages ; 22 cm
Relates the adventures of a family with two fathers, four adopted boys, and a variety of pets as they make their way through a school year, Kindergarten through sixth grade, and deal with a grumpy new neighbor.

Ballet Academy

July 16, 2014
Mack, Lorrie, author.
New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2014.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.
Includes index.

The mummy's curse

July 16, 2014
Chambers, Catherine, 1954-
London ; New York ; Dorling Kindersley, 2014.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.
Includes index.

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