New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

October 21, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Creature Keepers and the hijacked Hydro-Hide

October 20, 2014
Nelson, Peter, 1953- author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
373 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Twelve-year-old Jordan Grimsley discovers the existence of the Creature Keepers, a team of humans assigned to protect mythical beasts"-- Provided by publisher.

It came from beneath the playground

October 20, 2014
Scroggs, Kirk.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
167 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Fifth-grade private eyes Logan and Gustavo use their doodling and detective skills to solve the mystery of a group of moles that have stolen the amusement park merry-go-round"-- Provided by publisher.

Mikis and the donkey

October 20, 2014
Dumon Tak, Bibi, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014.
93 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published in Amsterdam by Querido in 2011 under the title Mikis de ezeljongen.
Illustrations on lining papers.
"Mikis is thrilled when his grandfather buys a new donkey, but soon begins to worry that he is overworking the animal"-- Provided by publisher.

Henry and the paper route

October 20, 2014
Cleary, Beverly, author.
196, 15 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Originally published in 1957; copyright renewed 1985.
Henry Huggins gets carried away with his own ambitions when he longs for a paper route of his own, and gets some unexpected help from the irrespressible and inescapable Ramona Quimby.

Tales of the great beasts

October 17, 2014
Mull, Brandon, 1974- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2014.
186 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
Rise of the Reptile King / by Nick Eliopulos -- Yin and Yu / by Billy Merrell -- The first Greencloak / by Gavin Brown -- The packleader / by Emily Seife -- Fall of the four / by Brandon Mull.
Follows the adventures of four noble animals who sacrifice everything to protect their homes from a mad king in the world of Erdas.

The Spell bind

October 17, 2014
Brauner, Barbara.
Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion Books, [2014]
248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Lacey Unger-Ware has broken one of the Fairy Godmother rules, and if she doesn't help fulfill Martin Shembly's wish, there will be a chilly magical price to pay"-- Provided by publisher.

The Grimjinx rebellion

October 17, 2014
Farrey, Brian.
New York, NY : HarperCollins, [2014]
421 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The Shadowhand Covenant.
When the Palatinate Mages unveil their plot to take over the Five Provinces, thirteen-year-old Jaxter Grimjinx and his family of thieves must lead the rebellion to overthrow them.

The mummy's curse

October 17, 2014
Warner, Penny.
New York : EgmontUSA, 2014.
181 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"A trip to a museum to learn about Ancient Egypt turns into a new case for the Code Busters when they discover that someone may be stealing artifacts and replacing them with cunning forgeries"-- Provided by publisher.

Centaur rising

October 17, 2014
Yolen, Jane, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
258 pages ; 21 cm
"Christy Ottaviano books."
In 1965, a year after Arianne thinks she sees a shooting star land in the fields surrounding her family's horse farm, a baby centaur's born, and the family, already under scrutiny because Arianne's six-year-old brother has birth defects, struggles to keep the colt a secret.

Fat & Bones

October 17, 2014
Theule, Larissa.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2014]
103 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
When a farmer dies, the decades-old feud between his son, Bones, and Fat, a fairy who lives in a tree on the farm, escalates, with surprising consequences for Bones' mother and the farm animals.

Servants of the empire : edge of the galaxy

October 17, 2014
Fry, Jason, 1969- author.
Los Angeles : Disney, Lucasfilm Press, [2014]
172 pages ; 20 cm
At head of title: Star Wars rebels.
Zare Leonis thinks he will become a model soldier for the Empire until he uncovers the Empire's destructive plans for his home planet of Lothal and his sister goes missing.

The rebellion begins

October 17, 2014
Kogge, Michael, author.
Los Angeles : Disney, Lucasfilm Press, [2014]
168 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
At head of title: Star Wars rebels.
When one of Ezra's heists goes horribly wrong, he finds himself thrown together with a team of rebels, who are on a mission to free enslaved Wookiees from an Imperial prison.


October 17, 2014
Schultz Nicholson, Lorna.
Toronto : J. Lorimer, c2012.
142 p. ; 23 cm
"RL 3.0"--Cover p. [4].
"A Podium Sports Academy book"--Title page.
Aaron Wong is away from a home, a hockey-star-in-the-making at Podium Sports Academy. He's special enough to have earned his place at a top school for teen athletes - but not special enough to avoid the problems of growing up.

Legacy of the claw

October 17, 2014
Grey, C. R.
Los Angeles : Disney Hyperion Books, [2014]
295 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
"Animas ; book 1"--Title page verso.
In a world where every person forms a bond with an animal species upon coming of age, one boy has not found his Animas, but learns of a heroic destiny.

Hide and go fetch

October 16, 2014
Earhart, Kristin, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
84 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Fighting over everything except their shared wish for a puppy, Henry and his sister are delighted to adopt an adorable Dalmatian who reveals an astonishing ability to make people invisible.

Don't wake the dinosaur!

October 16, 2014
Stilton, Geronimo, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
111 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Geronimo Stilton's ancient ancestor Geronimo Stiltonoot is back in another prehistoric adventure! It's the night of the big Cavemouse Idol competition, but Geronimo Stiltonoot isn't there. He has a cold, and goes to bed early. So when it's discovered that the contest's valuable grand prize has been stolen, Geronimo is the main suspect! He must prove his innocence . . . or he'll end up in enormouse trouble!" -- from publisher's web site.


October 16, 2014
Sage, Angie, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
460 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
"13-year-old Alice TodHunter Moon goes in search of her friend Ferdie, who has been kidnapped by the malevolent Lady, encountering Septimus Heap, ExtraOrdinary Wizard, and awakening her own Magykal potential"-- Provided by publisher.

The mystery of the missing lion : a Precious Ramotswe mystery for young readers

October 16, 2014
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
New York : Anchor Books, a division of Random House LLC, [2014].
90 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain as Precious and the Mystery of the Missing Lion by Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh, in 2013"--Copyright page.
Staying with Aunty Bee at a safari camp in the Botswana countryside where a film crew is making a movie about a lion, nine-year-old Precious Ramotswe and her resourceful new friend Khumo use their detective skills to find the movie star lion when he goes missing.

Shadows at Predator Reef

October 16, 2014
Dixon, Franklin W, author.
New York : Aladdin, [2014].
121 pages ; 20 cm.
When a two-hundred-pound sea turtle goes missing from the Bayport Aquarium, Frank and Joe Hardy investigate, discovering a network of underground tunnels hidden beneath Bayport that is aiding a sinister smuggling ring.

Captain Awesome gets a hole-in-one

October 16, 2014
Kirby, Stan.
New York : Little Simon, [2014].
117 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"When Eugene goes mini-golfing for Meredith Mooney's birthday party, he realizes he's actually an excellent mini-golfer! But Meredith realizes this too, and she starts to cheat so that she'll win. Will Eugene reveal her cheating ways?"-- Provided by publisher.

The birthday party of no return!

October 16, 2014
Stine, R. L.
New York : Scholastic, c2012.
132 p. ; 20 cm.
"Lee Hargrove only wants one thing-to win a scholarship to Summer Sports Camp. His school is holding a competition and the winner gets to attend the camp for free. Lee is one of the favorites to win along with his friend Corey "Lucky Duck" Duckworth and another athletic classmate, Laura Grodin. Laura is good...for a girl, but how can anyone compete with Corey's good-luck streak? Lee has an idea and he's about to give Corey an unforgettable birthday present that will really get the party started!"--P. 4 of cover.

The Wizard of Ooze

October 16, 2014
Stine, R. L.
New York : Scholastic, c2010.
142 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
When Marco finds a rare edition of the Ooze comic book at HorrorLand, he finds that many monstrous collectors would do anything to get their hands on the comic.

Sarah's courage : a Kentucky frontier kidnapping

October 16, 2014
Leet, Karen M.
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2014.
142 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
In retaliation for settling on their land, Shawnee warriors kidnap two white girls. Presents historical notes on eighteenth-century Kentucky territory, including settlements, Native American life, Daniel Boone, and wildlife.

Once upon a time : a story collection

October 16, 2014
Hale, Shannon, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
xii, 241 pages, 16 pages : map ; 22 cm
A companion to the Ever After High trilogy.
"A new chapter is about to begin at Ever After High, and all students are preparing to return to school and start their Legacy Year, when they will commit to living out their fairytale destinies, repeating the famous stories of their parents"-- Provided by publisher.

Blizzard night

October 15, 2014
Kennedy, Marlane, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2015]
100 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Taking a winter trip to bond with his new foster family, Jayden and his siblings Maggie and Connor are forced by a terrible car accident into a bleak storm to search for help and survive the elements.


October 15, 2014
Miles, Ellen.
New York : Scholastic, 2014.
81 p. ; 20 cm.
While rehearsing for a play, Charles meets Cooper, a corgi with a whole lot of personality. Charles only feels comfortable onstage with Cooper there with him. Can Charles find this star of a pup a home?

Hannah's bright star

October 15, 2014
Schroeder, Lisa, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
179 pages ; 20 cm.
Happy to take her turn wearing the lucky charm bracelet, Hannah is dismayed when instead of a horse, her parents give her a mule to ride in the 4-H parade.

Pack of dorks

October 14, 2014
Vrabel, Beth.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2014]
216 pages ; 23 cm
Propelled from coolest to lamest after trying to kiss Tom Lemmings, Lucy tries to navigate the social hierarchy of fourth grade.

Friendship over

October 14, 2014
Sternberg, Julie, author.
152 pages : illustrations, 22 cm
"Ten-year-old Celie has quite a few things on her mind--fights with her sister Jo, secrets at school, an increasingly forgetful grandmother, and worst of all, a best friend who won't speak to her. How can a girl who hates change survive, when everything in her life is changing? By writing, of course. Celie's often comical and always heartfelt diary entries include notes, e-mails, homework assignments, and pages from her top-secret spy notebook."-- Publisher's website.

On track for treasure

October 13, 2014
McClure, Wendy, author.
New York, New York : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
247 pages ; 20 cm.
"When the town sheriff discovers the exact location of 'Wanderville,' the orphans who live there--Jack, Frances, Harold, Alexander, and their new friends--must flee their home in the woods"-- Provided by publisher.

The alias men

October 13, 2014
Bradley, F. T.
New York, NY : Harper, an impring of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
246 pages ; 22 cm.
"When Link Baker heads to Santa Barbara for a family reunion, spy agency Pandora contacts him--again--saying they need his help tracking down a Dangerous Double in Hollywood to prevent worldwide destruction at the hands of a terrorist"-- Provided by publisher.

A change of lace

October 13, 2014
Taylor, Chloe, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2014.
151 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
As the school year begins, Zoey is asked for fashion advice from her frenemy, her friend Priti shows up to school with a new look, and Kate, dealing with a swimming injury, wants to spend her free time with Zoey.

Night sky dragons

October 13, 2014
Peet, Mal, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Yazul loves making kites with his grandfather, but all he truly desires is the approval of his father. Yazul's father, lord of a han along the Silk Road, is a man made stern by loneliness, and Yazul's love of kite-making only seems to elicit disappointment. "Travel and trade are what matters," his father says. But when the han is attacked by bandits, Yazul has an idea. With the help of his grandfather, he might just be able to use his kite-making skills to scare the bandits away and save the han. Will Yazul's courage and cleverness make his father proud?

Mrs. Lane is a pain!

October 10, 2014
Gutman, Dan.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
106 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"It's time for the annual Ella Mentry School talent show, and this year Principal Klutz has hired a wacky professional, Mrs. Lane, to help the kids with their talents"-- Provided by publisher.

Emma and the blue genie

October 10, 2014
Funke, Cornelia Caroline.
New York : Random House, [2014]
90 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Originally published as Emma und der Blaue Dschinn by Cecilie Dressler Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany, in 2002"--Title page verso.
Eight--year-old Emma and her little dog Tristan take a magic carpet ride to the distant land of Barakash to help a genie recover his stolen magical nose ring.

The rainbow serpent : a Kulipari novel

October 10, 2014
Pryce, Trevor.
New York : Amulet Books, 2014.
289 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
The frog warriors search for their dreamcasting turtle friend, Yabber, who insists he knows who holds the key to saving the Amphibilands: the Rainbow Serpent, an ancient god who brought life to the Australian outback.

The black stars

October 10, 2014
Krokos, Dan.
New York : Starscape, 2014.
304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Planet thieves.
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
When Mason Stark's classmates start to disappear mysteriously and he discovers an ancient, powerful enemy, he calls on his friends--both human and Tremist--to fight as he once again must act as an intergalactic hero.

Rhyme schemer

October 10, 2014
Holt, K. A, author.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, [2014]
167 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A novel in verse about Kevin's journey from bully to being bullied, as he learns about friendship, family, and his talent for poetry.

Anybody shining

October 9, 2014
Dowell, Frances O'Roark, author.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014]
228 pages ; 20 cm
In a series of letters to her cousin, twelve-year-old Arie Mae relates her life in a mountain valley of North Carolina in the 1920s.

Great escape

October 9, 2014
Egan, Kate, author.
New York : Feiwel & Friends, [2014]
156 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Magic tricks with instructions inside!"--Jacket.
Mike is doing better in school these days. Learning magic helps him to learn other things as well. Sure, he's gotten in trouble in the past, but things are different now. So why does everyone still think he's the same old Mike? If only there was a magic trick to change his reputation...Then, during one of his visits to The White Rabbit Magic Shop, Mike finds something that could be even better than a magic trick - it's possible that Mike could be related to Harry Houdini - the greatest magician ever! But when Mike lets the news slip, and Jackson Jacobs dares him to prove it, he knows that he's in the type of bind that only magic can help him escape!

The princess in black

October 9, 2014
Hale, Shannon.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014
89 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
"Who says princesses don't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!" -- from Amazon.

Dangerous deception

October 9, 2014
Kehret, Peg.
New York, New York : Dutton Children's Books, an imprint of the Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2014]
192 pages ; 22 cm
Sixth-grader Emmy and her classmates start a secret community service project to help a hungry family, but soon Emmy finds herself involved in a home burglary ring operated by the family's neighbor.

Mystery of the eagle's nest

October 9, 2014
Wight, Tamra.
Yarmouth, Maine : Islandport Press, 2014.
175 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
When Cooper and Packrat find their geocache box full of illegal eagle parts, their lazy summer is over. Someone wants those valuable parts back. And if they can't get the parts back, they'll settle for holding one of the rare Pine Lake eaglets hostage instead. A follow-up to Mystery on Pine Lake.

Elizabeth's story, 1848

October 9, 2014
Whitby, Adele, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2014.
146 pages ; 22 cm.
While everyone at Chatswood Manor is busy planning a birthday ball, an Irish refugee who is searching for his wife arrives at the house, and Elizabeth and Katherine decide to investigate the woman's disappearance.

Double or nothing

October 9, 2014
Payton, Belle, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2014.
150 pages ; 22 cm.
While Alex plans to run for class president, Ava's desire to play football stirs up controversy.

C. C. the parakeet flies the coop!

October 9, 2014
Smith, Brooke, 1961- author.
New York : Better World Kids Books, [2014]
97 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Mimi and her three-legged dog, Maty, are excited about "Bring Your Pet to School Day" but when C. C., the parakeet belonging to shy new girl Emma, gets frightened and flies out the classroom window, Mimi and Maty lead the rescue effort.

Maddy West and the tongue taker

October 8, 2014
Falkner, Brian, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint, 2015.
255 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
At nine-and-a-half Maddy West can speak every language in the world, a skill her mother finds weird--but when Maddy is asked to translate some ancient scrolls in Bulgaria, she and her ten-year-old friend Kazuki find themselves on a wild adventure with a mysterious monkey, a Bulgarian wrestler, evil magic, and a fiendish witch.

The paper cowboy

October 8, 2014
Levine, Kristin (Kristin Sims), 1974-
New York, NY : Putnam Juvenile, [2014].
341 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
In a small town near Chicago in 1953, twelve-year-old Tommy faces escalating problems at home, among his Catholic school friends, and with the threat of a communist living nearby, but taking over his hospitalized sister's paper route introduces him to neighbors who he comes to rely on for help.

The fires of Calderon

October 8, 2014
Cummings, Lindsay, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
335 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
"Eleven-year-old Albert Flynn is trained to restore balance to the hidden earthly realms that have fallen into chaos and threaten to destroy the world"-- Provided by publisher.

The case of the stolen sixpence

October 8, 2014
Webb, Holly, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
164 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Originally published by Stripes Publishing, an imprint of Little Tiger Press, Great Britain, in 2013"--Copyright page.
Junior sleuth Maisie Hitchins, who lives in her grandmother's boarding house in Victorian London, uncovers an intriguing plot involving stolen sausages, pilfered halfpennies, and a fast-paced bicycle chase.

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