New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

July 26, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Skeleton Island

July 25, 2016
Sage, Angie, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
160 pages : illustrations ; 21cm.
Stranded overnight during a school trip to Skeleton Island, Araminta and her best friend Wanda must thwart a terrifying crew of pirate skeletons.

Sparky

July 25, 2016
Klimo, Kate, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
149 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
"A firedog from the Maxwell Street fire station tells the story of the Great Chicago Fire"-- Provided by publisher.

Cinders

July 25, 2016
Klimo, Kate.
New York : Random House, [2016]
157 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"Cinders is a dappled gray Percheron horse during the 1871 Great Chicago Fire"-- Provided by publisher.

Trapped

July 25, 2016
Bodeen, S. A. (Stephanie A.), 1965- author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
150 pages ; 22 cm.
"It's up to Sarah Robinson to save her shipwrecked family from a time-traveling 'curator' of souls and a treasure-hunting criminal in Book 3 of the Shipwreck Island series"-- Provided by publisher.

Gemma and the ultimate standoff

July 25, 2016
Zappa, Shana Muldoon, author.
Los Angeles : Disney Press, 2016.
137 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
As the Star Darlings prepare for the Starshine Day celebration, Gemma impatiently waits to be sent on her wish mission in which she hopes to collect enough energy to correct the energy crisis.

The mystery of the pirate's treasure

July 25, 2016
Warner, Penny, author.
New York : Egmont USA, 2013.
179 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
When the Code Busters visit the Carmel Mission, a series of coded messages sets them on the hunt for long-hidden pirate treasure.

Night of the ninth dragon

July 22, 2016
Osborne, Mary Pope, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
121 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
"When a mysterious note invites them to Camelot, Jack and Annie travel in the magic tree house to the magical kingdom where they must find a lost dragon"-- Provided by publisher.

The phantom of the theater

July 22, 2016
Stilton, Geronimo, author.
©2015
107 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"The famous opera singer Violetta von Cacklefur is in Gloomeria to perform at the Royal Mosetropolitan Theater! But the mischievous phantom of the theater has an old grudge against her. It's up to Creepella and Geronimo to track him down in the theater's spooky basement ... before the curtains rise and he ruins the show!"--Back cover.

Ghosts and goblins and ninja, oh my!

July 22, 2016
Styles, Walker, author.
New York : Little Simon, 2016.
119 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
When a team of feline ninjas descends upon the animal town of Pawston and the sacred scroll of Bark-Jitsu disappears, Sensei, a skilled martial arts sea otter, asks Westie and the rest of the Pup Investigators to investigate.

The Candymakers and the great chocolate chase

July 22, 2016
Mass, Wendy, 1967- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
533 pages ; 20 cm
Sequel to: The Candymakers.
"It has been a few months since the nationwide New Candy Contest, and Logan, Miles, Philip, and Daisy have returned to their regular lives. But when the winning candy bar comes down the conveyor belt at the Life Is Sweet candy factory, Logan realizes something's very wrong. . . . When the Canymaker announces that they will be going on tour to introduce the new candy bar, the four friends see this as an opportunity to make things right. But with a fifty-year-old secret revealed and stakes higher for each of them than they ever imagined, they will have to trust one another--and themselves--in order to face what lies ahead."--Book jacket flap.

The misadventures of Jibanyan

July 21, 2016
Howard, Kate, adapter.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2016]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Nate and Whisper befriend the adorable, but naughty, Jibanyan, a cat Yo-kai.

The thing about leftovers

July 20, 2016
Payne, C. C., author.
New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2016]
281 pages ; 22 cm
"Fizzy struggles to find her place in her blended family after her parents' divorce, hoping her entry in the Southern Living Cook-Off will show them she is more than just a leftover kid"-- Provided by publisher.

Fearsome foursome

July 20, 2016
Esposito, John, author.
Los Angeles : Disney Press, 2016.
225 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Presents the terrifying tales of the Fearsome Foursome, four kids who try to out-scare each other.

My gym teacher is an alien overlord

July 20, 2016
Solomons, David, author.
©2016
276 pages ; 22 cm
Luke, disgruntled that his brother and friend have become superheroes, fails at solving crimes alone but when he discovers an alien plot to overthrow the world, only his sworn enemy will listen.

Billy Sure, kid entrepreneur and the invisble inventor

July 20, 2016
Sharpe, Luke (Children's fiction writer)
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2016.
136 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Jess's story

July 20, 2016
Heppermann, Christine, author.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
186 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Jess is a superstar on the field and on the court but a disaster in the kitchen, must to the dismay of her chef mother, until the mysterious witch Ms. M teaches Jess and her best friends Sadie and Maya all about growing herbs and using them in cooking. Includes a recipe and tips for young chefs.

Stars so sweet

July 20, 2016
Dairman, Tara, author.
©2016
278 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Stars of summer.
"Just as Gladys Gatsby prepares to enter the complicated world of middle school, her secret gig as the New York Standard's youngest restaurant critic won't be a secret much longer--and Gladys must enlist the help of her Parisian aunt to be true to herself, and honest with her friends and family"-- Provided by publisher.

Barbie star light adventure

July 20, 2016
Tillworth, Mary, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
57 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
"When the stars are in danger, Barbie travels to another planet on an important mission to save them. Will her special powers be strong enough to make the stars dance and save the galaxy?"--cover.

Ghost ship

July 20, 2016
Soderberg, Erin, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
115 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"A Stepping stone book."
Wally, a golden retriever puppy, is pranked by a couple of pugs, then spends the night on an abandoned, and possibly haunted, pirate ship.

Substitute creature

July 20, 2016
Gilman, Charles.
Philadelphia : Quirk Books, ©2013.
171 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
While stuck in the school during a blizzard, Robert Arthur and his companions face off against an evil substitute teacher and an army of beasts.

Sword in the stacks

July 19, 2016
Downey, Jen Swann, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2016]
390 pages ; 22 cm.
As an apprentice on a training mission to 1912 England, Dorrie takes a chance that could lead the Strongholders to the Lybrarians' fortress, Petrarch's library.

Click here to start : a novel

July 19, 2016
Markell, Denis, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2016.
310 pages ; 22 cm
When Ted inherits his uncle's apartment "and all the treasure within," he realizes the apartment is set up like a real-life video game and he must solve the puzzles with his friends to discover the treasure.

Ghostbuster's handbook

July 19, 2016
Pendergrass, Daphne, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2016.
95 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
"Based on the screenplay written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig"--Page [4] of cover.

Ghostbusters : movie novelization

July 19, 2016
Deutsch, Stacia, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2016.
139 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Based on the screenplay written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig.
Based on the 1984 film "Ghostbusters" written by Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman.
If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Strange things have been happening in New York City. Mysterious ectoplasm has been oozing down walls, haunted figures are bursting out of locked rooms, and--rumor has it--a supernatural superfan wreaked havoc at a recent rock concert! Luckily there's a group that's ready to take the lead and rid the city of its ghostly infestation--the Ghostbusters! Grab your proton packs and join the Ghostbusters in this hilarious, action-packed retelling of the all-new movie.

Never box with a kangaroo

July 19, 2016
Krulik, Nancy E., author.
©2016
113 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
At head of title: Magic bone.
"G'day, mate! Sparky's magic bone has kaboomed him to Kangaroo Island, Australia, where he meets a puppy with no family. Wanting to help his new friend, Sparky hops into action. They visit bats, penguins, bees, and of course, kangaroos. But can Sparky help the lost pup find a real home?"--Page [4] cover.

High five Mallory!

July 18, 2016
Friedman, Laurie B., 1964- author.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2016]
159 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Mallory starts fifth grade and has to adjust to a new teacher, a tough school project, and trouble with her best friend that involves her brother Max.

Escape from the underworld

July 18, 2016
Windham, Ryder, author.
©2016
121 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Before they begin the Quest for Unity, the Protectors must investigate a strange disappearance in a nearby village.

The great mountain adventure

July 14, 2016
Redbank, Tennant, author.
New York : Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
58 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
At head of title: Disney Whisker Haven tales with the palace pets.
"2"--Spine.
When Sultan the tiger pops his favorite ball, he and Lucy the puppy go on a brave adventure to find another one.

How to almost ruin your summer

July 14, 2016
Souders, Taryn, 1977- author.
©2016
230 pages ; 19 cm
Eleven-year-old Chloe wants to earn money for a new bicycle, so when she is sent to career camp, she decides to learn cake decorating but nothing goes according to plan.

Agatha Parrot and the Odd Street School ghost

July 13, 2016
Poskitt, Kjartan, author.
Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
147 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Egmont in 2014.
"A bell rings out at night. A glowing face is seen at the window. Is a ghost haunting Odd Street School? Agatha and her friends are determined to find out!"--Provided by publisher.

Sticks & stones

July 13, 2016
Cooper, Abby, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2016.
280 pages ; 22 cm
Twelve-year-old Elyse has a rare genetic disorder that makes the words other people say about her appear on her body.

Towers falling

July 13, 2016
Rhodes, Jewell Parker, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
228 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"While learning about September 11th, fifth grader Dèja (born after the attacks) realizes how much the events still color her world"-- Provided by publisher.

Teddycats

July 13, 2016
Storey, Mike, 1982-
New York City : Razorbill, 2016.
231 pages ; 22 cm
When one young Teddycat's selfish decision exposes his whole jungle community, he risks everything to save those he loves.

Rookie of the year

July 13, 2016
Bildner, Phil, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2016.
258 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Rip and Red find that fifth grade continues to challenge them in brand-new ways and discover that sometimes radical change is nothing to be afraid of"-- Provided by publisher.

The inside job : (and other skills I learned as a superspy)

July 13, 2016
Pearce, Jackson, author.
New York : Bloomsbury Childrens Books, 2016.
259 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Doublecross.
Together with his friends, twelve-year-old Hale, an overweight and non-athletic double agent against SRS, the corrupt spy organization he was raised in, travels to Switzerland to destroy the SRS bank account.

Battle in the Overworld

July 13, 2016
Morgan, Winter, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2016]
99 pages ; 21 cm.
When a TNT explosion destroys the academy on graduation day, it's up to Lucy, Jane, and Phoebe to use their training to battle the evil force that is taking over the Overworld.

Ghastly battle

July 13, 2016
Morgan, Winter, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2016]
93 pages ; 21 cm.
Searching for the individual they believe is responsible for trapping them in their Minecraft game, Michael, Simon, and Lily are forced to escape through a portal into the Nether, where they must battle an angry army of ghasts.

This is not the Abby show

July 12, 2016
Fischer, Debbie Reed, 1967-
New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
311 pages ; 22 cm
"A girl with ADHD loves to make people laugh, but when her acting out gets her stuck in summer school, she will have to try her hardest to turn over a new leaf"-- Provided by publisher.

Atticus Claw breaks the law

July 12, 2016
Gray, Jennifer.
London : Faber and Faber Limited, 2012.
212 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
When Atticus receives an anonymous message summoning him to a meeting in a sleepy English coastal town, he packs his bags and sets off. The world's greatest cat burglar likes a good mystery and this time curiosity has got the better of him. The writer of the message, it turns out, is none other than Jimmy the Magpie, gang leader.

Amelia Bedelia ties the knot

July 12, 2016
Parish, Herman, author.
©2016
140 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
When she is asked to be a flower girl in Aunt Mary's beach wedding, Amelia Bedelia helps plan and prepare before the big day.

The crimson skew

July 12, 2016
Grove, S. E., author.
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016.
428 pages : maps ; 22 cm
In a world transformed by 1799's Great Disruption--when all of the continents were flung into different time periods, Sophia Tims journeys home to Boston, anticipating her runion with Theo, but he has been conscripted to fight in the Western War, Prime Minister Broadgirldle's twisted vision of Manifest Destiny.

The secret life of pets : the deluxe junior novelization

July 12, 2016
Lewman, David, author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
142 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Max is a dog with a perfect life -- he lives in a New York City apartment with his owner, Katie, and has pet friends all over his building. But all that changes when Katie brings home another dog -- Duke! When they get lost in the city, Max and Duke will have to learn to work together to find their way home.

The monster war : a league of seven novel

July 12, 2016
Gratz, Alan, 1972- author.
New York : Starscape, 2016.
334 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Wielding the Dragon Lantern, the maniacal Philomena Moffet unleashes a monster army on the American continent, forcing Archie to put aside his reservations about his league membership and rally his forces to stop the threat.

The Prizewinners of Piedmont Place

July 12, 2016
Doyle, Bill H., 1968- author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
185 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Eleven-year-old Cal must convince his lovably wacky family to compete in a contest where the winners are granted twenty minutes to grab anythingfrom King Wonder's world-famous shop"-- Provided by publisher.

The treasure of Maria Mamoun

July 12, 2016
Chalfoun, Michelle, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus Giroux, 2016.
344 pages ; 22 cm
"An island adventure about a girl from the Bronx on a journey of mystery and discovery"-- Provided by publisher.

Stump Smash crosses the Bone Dragon

July 11, 2016
Beakman, Onk, 1973- author.
©2016
157 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"The Giggling Forest has been reduced to tears, Master Eon has been kidnapped, and a sudden betrayal has set the Skylanders several steps backward! It's up to Stump Smash to lead the charge against the Bone Dragon in order to set things right."--Back cover.

Alice's adventures in Wonderland

July 8, 2016
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898.
London ; New York : Puffin, 2015.
xiii, 145, [17] pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
"Plus a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more--"--Page 4 of cover.
On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a grinning cat and a rabbit with a pocket-watch, joins a mad tea party and plays croquet with the Queen. Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute.

The day the mustache came back

July 7, 2016
Katz, Alan, author.
New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2016.
214 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"When Martin 'Murray Poopins' Healey left the Wohlfardt household, all the responsible habits, good manners, and study skills that twins David and Nathan had developed under his less-than-watchful eye went out the window, until Myron, who claims to be Martin's twin, arrives"-- Provided by publisher.

Movie madness

July 7, 2016
Keene, Carolyn, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2016.
90 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
School is out for summer and the timing is great because a movie is filming in River Heights, and Nancy, Bess, and George—along with a bunch of their classmates—get to be extras in a scene shot at the playground! Help Nancy and her friends find a prop that’s gone missing from the superhero movie set in this interactive Nancy Drew chapter book mystery series.

Stay a spell

July 7, 2016
Time, Nicholas O., author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2016.
155 pages ; 20 cm.
Three middle schoolers travel back in time to 1977 with the help of a magical library book.

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