New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

July 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Princess Juniper of the Hourglass

July 20, 2015
Paquette, Ammi-Joan, author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
275 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Tired of all the rules of comportment at court, Princess Juniper asks for, and receives, a very small country of her own for her thirteenth name-day, one she can set up and rule with less formality and more simple friendship--but there is trouble at home and she has to find a way to thwart her distant cousin's ambitions.

Heidi Heckelbeck says "cheese!"

July 20, 2015
Coven, Wanda.
New York : Little Simon, [2015]
118 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Distraught when her loose tooth falls out before Student Picture Day, second-grader Heidi Heckelbeck turns to her Book of Spells for a remedy.

My brother is a superhero

July 20, 2015
Solomons, David, 1969- author.
New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.
290 pages ; 22 cm
Eleven-year-old Luke, a hardcore fan of comics and superheroes, is jealous when his undeserving older brother Zack is zapped by an alien and turned into a superhero, until a plot to destroy the Earth incapacitates Zack, and Luke, accompanied by Lara, the nosey girl next door, must come to the rescue.

Operation Pucker Up

July 20, 2015
Alpine, Rachele, 1979-
249 pages ; 22 cm
Grace Shaw is thrilled when she wins the lead role in her school play, Snow White, until she realizes she'll have to kiss Prince Charming...on the lips! Grace has never been kissed, so her two friends create Operation Pucker Up, a plan for Grace to score a kiss before opening night so she won't make a total fool of herself in front of a live audience.

Secrets of Auradon Prep : an insider's handbook

July 20, 2015
Foreman, Matthew Sinclair, author.
88 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
"This Secrets of Auradon Prep handbook uncovers little-known fact about the elite school attended by heirs of some of the world's most well-known heroes. But when the sons and daughters of some of the world's most well-known villains are invited to go there, havoc breaks loose. Write-ins and secret notes reveal what Mal and her friends--as well as the Auradon kids--are really thinking about each otehr. Take a peek inside to see who says what next!"--Back cover.

Disney Descendants : a novelization

July 20, 2015
Green, Rico, author.
Los Angeles : Disney Press, 2015.
166 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Based on the movie: Descendants, written by Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott.
"When four offspring of classic Disney villains are offered a chance to leave the island where they have been imprisoned and go to prep school in an idyllic kingdom, they must choose whether or not to follow in their parents' evil footsteps" -- provided by publisher.

The lonely pony

July 20, 2015
Hapka, Cathy, author.
White Plains, New York : Studio Fun Books, [2015]
121 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"ASPCA Kids."
"While out walking a dog one day, Adam notices a shaggy, lonely pony standing by herself in a field, without food or water. When he continues to see her day after day, he realizes that this another case for the Pet Rescue Club--four animal loving fourth graders who come together to help animals in need in their suburban home town"-- Provided by publisher.

Yuck's big booger challenge ; and Yuck's smelly socks

July 20, 2015
Morgan, Matthew.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2013]
103 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
In the first of two stories, Yuck makes a deal with his mother to stop picking his nose, making the whole family suspicious; and in the second, Yuck has a brilliant(ly disgusting) idea to make sure his mother never again nags him about wearing clean socks.

Yuck's robotic butt blast : and Yuck's wild weekend

July 20, 2015
Morgan, Matthew, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2013]
107 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2009 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd"--Copyright page.
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
A naughty boy annoys his sister with his revolting inventions and shenanigans on a camping trip.

The phantom of Nantucket

July 20, 2015
Keene, Carolyn, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2014.
177 pages ; 22 cm.
Embarking on a dream vacation in Nantucket, Nancy, Bess, and George attend the opening of an exhibit at a local museum where a vandal has left a threatening message, prompting the girls to investigate numerous suspects.

Max : Best friend. Hero. Marine.

July 20, 2015
Shotz, Jennifer Li, 1970- author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
253 pages ; 20 cm
When Justin's older brother, Kyle, is killed in Afghanistan, Justin can't believe that his brother is really gone. Except there's one thing that Kyle left behind ... Max is a highly trained military canine who has always protected his fellow soldiers. But when he loses his handler and best friend, Kyle, Max is traumatized and unable to remain in the service. He is sent home to America, where the only human he connects with is Justin, and he is soon adopted by Kyle's family, essentially saving his life. At first Justin has no interest in taking care of his late brother's troubled dog. However, the two learn to trust each other, which helps the four-legged veteran become his heroic self once more. As the pair start to unravel the mystery of what really happened to Kyle, they find more excitement--and danger--than they bargained for. But they might also find an unlikely new best friend--in each other"--Page 4 of cover.

Poison Island

July 20, 2015
Larry, H. I.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2008.
91 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Separated from his parents and older brother, twelve-year-old Zac, a secret agent of the Government Investigation Bureau, must rely on his own skills to obtain the formula for Dr. Drastic's secret Solution X.

Defenders of the overworld. bk.1, The battle of zombie hill

July 20, 2015
Osa, Nancy, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, 2015.
254 pages.
"Rob is on his way home from vacation when his plane goes down over the ocean biome. He eventually reaches shore, but where is he? And what new dangers lie ahead? His attempts at survival barely keep him alive until he allies with Frida, the sole inhabitant of a lonely stretch of beach. Rob learns enough from Frida to survive, but he misses life on his family’s horse ranch. Determined to find his way home, he sets off to cross the Extreme Hills—and steps into the middle of an ongoing war. The evil Dr. Dirt has enchanted battalions of skeletons to invade every biome and hold every boundary in an attempt to rule the Overworld. Now peace-loving Rob and stealthy Frida must put together their own army and save humanity if Rob is ever to see his home and family again. Using his skills in taming and training horses, Rob forms a cavalry and recruits the friends he makes along the way. Turner and Stormie are naturally brave and quick-witted. Jools and Kim need encouragement but have a way with animals and can unravel even the toughest problems. Unfortunately, Dr. Dirt has a surprise for the ragtag unit; he’s mounted his skeleton soldiers on zombie horses, and the combination spells terror for Rob and company. Will they survive an all-out war for the Overworld? And what lies in store for them after the final zombie cavalry charge? This new young adult series is perfect for Minecrafters who want a real adventure story filled with great characters and intense battle scenes. Follow Rob, his trusty horse Saber, and the members of Battalion Zero over massive and deadly terrain in this first book in the Defenders of the Overworld series."--Provided by publisher.

The mystery at the coral reef

July 17, 2015
Paris, Harper, author.
New York : Little Simon, 2015.
117 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
With help from their cousin Harry, eight-year-old twins Ella and Ethan discover who is illegally taking coral from the reefs near their aunt and uncle's beach house on the shore of Australia's Coral Sea.

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