New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

February 24, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the quest for the magic porcupine

February 23, 2018
Dougherty, John, author.
©2014
141 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"First published in Great Britain by Oxford University Press."
"Stinkbomb and his sister, Ketchup-Face, fulfil a quest to find the Magic Porcupine in hopes of capturing the escaped rascally badgers"-- Provided by publisher.

All fear the pharaoh

February 23, 2018
Edmund, Neo, author.
©2018
154 pages ; 19 cm
When danger threatens the small town of Angel Grove, five ordinary teenagers must become extraordinary. This original Power Rangers story follows Trini and the rest of the crew as they battle evil forces bent on destroying their world.

Mind over magic

February 23, 2018
Petrucha, Stefan, author.
©2018
153 pages ; 19 cm
When danger threatens the small town of Angel Grove, five ordinary teenagers must become extraordinary. This original Power Rangers story follows Tommy and the rest of the crew as they battle to prevent Rita Repulsa from destroying their world.

The oceans between stars

February 23, 2018
Emerson, Kevin, author.
©2018
407 pages ; 22 cm.
Liam and Phoebe, having barely escaped the exploding sun with their lives, travel to the rogue planet Delphi, where they hope to find help for their injured parents and pass along the truth they discovered about the destruction of Earth.

Sticky notes

February 23, 2018
Touchell, Dianne, author.
©2014
213 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in paperback as Forgetting Foster by Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, Australia, in 2016." -- Title page verso.
Seven-year-old Foster has always been close to his father, but now his father is changing and forgetting things, Mum is tired and grumpy, and Foster feels invisible.

A horse for the summer

February 23, 2018
Bates, Michelle, author.
©2016
132 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Originally published: London : Usborne, 1996.
When Tom is left a prize-winning show jumper for the summer, things don't turn out quite as he'd hoped.

Dream pony

February 23, 2018
Leigh, Susannah, author.
©2016
128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Originally published in 2016 by Usborne Publishing Ltd., London.
"Jess can harly believe it, but she really is the proud owner of Skylark. There's only one problem. Skylark must be kept at Rychester, a rival stables. Rychester couldn't be more different from Sandy Lane - and neither could its riders. Jess's dream is about to turn into a nightmare..."--Back cover.

The runaway pony

February 23, 2018
Leigh, Susannah, author.
©2016.
128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Originally published: London : Usborne Publishing, 1996.
Color map on endpapers.
When the bridle-less and rider-less Palomino pony clatters into the yard, Jess doesn't flinch. Thanks top her quick reactions the beautiful pony is caught. Hot on the pony's hooves comes a man waving a head collar. But the man chasing the Palomino is not all he seems, and soon Jess is bitterly regretting her moment of heroism.

Ride by moonlight

February 23, 2018
Bates, Michelle, author.
©2016
128 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Originally published: 1997.
"I can't! I'm not riding again!" No matter how often Charlie repeats the words, his friends simply won't believe him. After all, he has a place at racing school starting in a couple of months. Just what could have happened to make him so scared?

The perfect pony

February 23, 2018
Bates, Michelle, author.
©2016
128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Originally published in 2016 by Usborne Publishing Ltd., London.

The midnight horse

February 23, 2018
Bates, Michelle, author.
©2016
132 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Originally published in 2016 by Usborne Publishing Ltd., London.
"Kate is determined to win the Mapletree horse show and prove herself at Sandy Lane. But then the mysterious midnight horse arrives at the stables. Unluckily, for Kate, his owner, Izzy, has entered Mapletree too -- and Izzy needs to win."--Back cover.

Racing vacation

February 23, 2018
Bates, Michelle, author.
©1997
128 pages : map ; 20 cm.
This edition first published in 2016 by Usborne Publishing Ltd.
A riding vacation in Kentucky should be perfect for Izzy Paterson and Kate Hardy. They find themselves spending more time cleaning out stalls and grooming than riding and want to know why.

Strangers at the Stables

February 23, 2018
Bates, Michelle.
London : Usborne, 2016.
128 pages : maps ; 20 cm.
A mysterious couple arrives to help at Sandy Lane but Rosie overhears something that makes her suspicious of their true intentions.

Horse in danger

February 23, 2018
Bates, Michelle, author.
©2016
128 pages : black and white illustrations ; 21 cm.
This edition first published in 2016 by Usborne Publishing Ltd.
"Rosie and Jess have always been the greatest of friends, but more recently they've found themselves drifting apart. On the Autumn Treasure Hunt Ride, Rosie sets out to make amends. But what she discovers that day takes her down a path of deception and danger ..."

Crash landing

February 22, 2018
Seegert, Scott, author.
New York : JIMMY Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
318 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Kelvin is desperate to take Luna to Sci-Fi Junior High's school dance, but first he must face mad scientist Erik Failenheimer and his army of pinions.

Granted

February 22, 2018
Anderson, John David, 1975- author.
©2018
325 pages ; 22 cm
Young fairy Ophelia gets her first wish granting assignment and discovers that, although the fate of the fairy world rests on her completing her task, the job of granting a human's wish is anything but easy.

A pup called Trouble

February 22, 2018
Pyron, Bobbie, author.
©2018
200 pages ; 22 cm
When a coyote pup named Trouble stows away in the back of a truck, he ends up in the heart of New York City, and must choose between the risks of being caught and the dangers of a long journey home.

Samantha Spinner and the super-secret plans

February 22, 2018
Ginns, Russell, author.
©2018
246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Samantha's uncle mysteriously disappears, leaving behind extravagant gifts for her siblings and an old, rusty, red umbrella for Samantha that may contain clues to his whereabouts.

Cursed!

February 22, 2018
McGeddon, R., author.
New York : Imprint, 2018.
164 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
During Sitting Duck Founder's holiday, the town gathers to view the legendary pirate ship that brought the town's founder to their shores. But Sam, Arty, and Emmie soon learn it carries more than just treasure and swords -- an ancient pirate curse is sweeping across the town, turning people to stone! Who has unleashed this deadly curse and why?

Chances and changes : my journey with Molly

February 22, 2018
Tripp, Valerie, 1951- author.
©2018
177 pages ; 20 cm.
"Beforever 1944"--Cover.
What if you suddenly found yourself at Camp Gowonagin with Molly at the end of World War Two? The two of you can go on an overnight nature hike, perform in the talent show, or compete in the swim meet. Your journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of exciting options in this multiple-ending story.

The legend of the Shark Goddess : a Nanea mystery

February 22, 2018
Falligant, Erin, author.
©2018
217 pages ; 20 cm
"Beforever 1941"--Cover.
Nanea meets a boy named Mano at her grandparents' market and, when things start to go missing from the market, she suspects he's the thief. Mano doesn't help his case by bragging about getting away with breaking some of the island's rules.

Menace at Mammoth Cave : a Kit mystery

February 22, 2018
Casanova, Mary, author.
©2018
207 pages ; 20 cm
"A mystery featuring Kit"--cover.
When Kit arrives in Kentucky to visit her aunt and brother she finds trouble brewing and locals blaming the CCC workers, leaving Kit to find the real culprit before things get worse.

Miss Newman isn't human!

February 22, 2018
Gutman, Dan, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018
105 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
When Miss Newman, a local television meteorologist, visits the students of Ella Mentry School, their lessons on weather become a real adventure when a hurricane comes to school.

Seasick sea horse

February 22, 2018
Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta, author.
©2018
85 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"A Stepping Stone Book."
Purrmaid Shelly is taking care of sea horse and new class pet, Bubbles, who looks mysteriously unwell; luckily Shelly and her two best friends discover how to perk Bubbles up, and in the process learn why some animals are not meant to be pets.--Provided by Publisher.

The showstopper : a Rebecca mystery

February 22, 2018
Casanova, Mary, author.
Middleton, WI : American Girl, [2018]
209 pages ; 20 cm
"Beforever 1914."--Cover.
After a series of odd mishaps befall a young Broadway actress, Rebecca decides to find out if someone is trying to keep the starlet off the stage.

Stars, stripes, and surprises : a Molly classic. Volume 2

February 22, 2018
Tripp, Valerie, 1951- author.
©2018
169 pages ; 19 cm.
"Beforever 1944"--Cover.
When Emily from England stays with Molly and her family, Molly learns about what people go through during a real bombing. Just when she thinks the war will never end, Molly gets the news that her father is coming home.

A winning spirit : a Molly classic. Volume 1

February 22, 2018
Tripp, Valerie, 1951- author.
©2018
150 pages ; 19 cm.
"Beforever 1944"--Cover.
Molly gets her friends together for the school's Lend-a-Hand contest during Christmas season, as Americans on the home front pitch in to help win World War Two.

The ostrich and other lost things

February 22, 2018
Hautala, Beth, author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2018]
281 pages ; 22 cm
Olivia, eleven, has a knack for finding lost things but when she promises her brother, Jacob, that she will find his ostrich, she hopes its return will cure his autism.

Midnight Arcade : Crypt Quest/Space Battles

February 22, 2018
Soria, Gabriel, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2018]
244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
After entering an abandoned mall, readers must pick to play one of two games and their choices will determine if they beat the game or die.

The strange and deadly portraits of Bryony Gray

February 22, 2018
Latimer, E. (Erin), 1987- author.
[Toronto, Ontario] : Tundra Books, [2018]
322 pages ; 22 cm
Bryony Gray is becoming famous as a painter in London art circles. But life isn't so grand. Her uncle keeps her locked in the attic, forcing her to paint for his rich clients... and now her paintings are taking on a life of their own, and customers are going missing under mysterious circumstances.

The 11:11 wish

February 21, 2018
Tomsic, Kim, author.
©2018
361 pages ; 22 cm
When Megan makes a wish at 11:11 to reinvent herself at her new school, she finds herself with unexpected popularity, and wonders if magic was the key to her fresh start after all.

The not-so-boring letters of private nobody

February 21, 2018
Landis, Matthew, author.
©2018
298 pages ; 22 cm
Seventh grader Oliver, a Civil War buff and weekend reenactor, is partnered with two misfits--Ella, who is on the verge of failing all her classes, and Kevin, who is Oliver's lunch companion--to create a documentary about the wartime experience of a Civil War contemporary, and while they conduct research in local historical societies, collaborate on a script, and edit the film, they discover secrets about their Pennsylvania soldier and learn how to be friends with each other.

Best buds under frogs

February 21, 2018
Patricelli, Leslie, author.
©2018
273 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
For Lily, it's the worst first day of school ever. Who would want to be friends with the new girl, whose debut act is to throw up on the playground (on somebody's shoes!)? Fortunately, quirky Darby comes to the rescue. Darby likes frogs and candy and oddball stuff, and soon she and Lily have formed their own club--the Rizzlerunk Club. But before you can say "BFF," Darby's former best friend, mean-spirited Jill--who had moved to London--returns unexpectedly. Can Lily and Darby's friendship survive the British invasion?--Amazon.com

The art of the swap

February 20, 2018
Asselin, Kristine Carlson, author.
New York, NY : Aladdin, 2018.
343 pages ; 22 cm
When twelve-year-olds Hannah and Maggie switch places, Hannah must prevent a famous art theft in 1905 and Maggie must cope with modern life until they can switch back.

Arts and thefts

February 20, 2018
Hymas, Allison K., author.
New York : Aladdin, 2018.
336 pages ; 22 cm.
Middle school retrieval specialist Jeremy Wilderson again must work with his archrival, Becca Mills, when someone sabotages the Summer Art Show where Chase's work is being exhibited.--Provided by Publisher.

The heat is on

February 20, 2018
Harper, Charise Mericle, author.
©2018
176 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Includes essential techniques for the young chef.
"With this episode's theme of family and tradition, from a diner challenge to a quinceañera to the farmer's market, the junior chefs will have to sauté their way through the chewiest challenges yet. They're the best in the nation, but can they handle the twists and turnovers week two has in store, on- and off-camera? Which junior chefs can stand the heat? And which one will need to get out of the kitchen?"--Amazon.com

Home at last

February 20, 2018
Katschke, Judy, author.
©2018
128 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Even though Ben is allowed to ride and groom his sister's pony, Starbuck, everyone knows Starbuck is really Willa s pony: the two are inseparable, as close as a girl and pony can be. But then the kids discover a wild, renegade pony plucking apples from a tree, and Ben wants to keep him.

Lily

February 20, 2018
Sanderson, Whitney, author.
©2018
145 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
In 1939 Wales, a strawberry roan Welsh pony named Lily and her rider Gwen are Pony Club members who enjoy competing in gymkhana games, but the start of World War II brings changes to their routine and a new member to the Pony Club--a prickly girl named Bridget, sent to the country to escape the threat of bombings in London.

Danger in the jungle temple

February 20, 2018
Davidson, Danica, author.
©2018
96 pages ; 21 cm.
"An unofficial Minecrafter's adventure." -- Cover.
"In this third book in the Unofficial Overworld Heroes Adventure series, Stevie travels to the jungle to try to stop the Ender Dragon's return!"-- Provided by publisher.

Set sail for adventure

February 20, 2018
Soderberg,Erin, author.
©2015.
361 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
The four titles in this work were originally published separately by Random House Children's Books in 2015 and 2016.
Stowaway! -- X marks the spot -- Catnapped! -- Sea sick.
Ahoy, mateys. Set sail with the Puppy Pirates in their first four adventures collected together. Meet Wally, his human friend Henry, the pugs Piggly and Puggly, and the rest of the puppy pirate crew in their first four adventures on the high seas. From treasure hunts to kitty cat pranks, these puppies know just what it means to be a pirate and have lots of fun.

The Ambrose deception

February 20, 2018
Ecton, Emily, author.
©2018
359 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Three Chicago students, Melissa, Wilf, and Bondi, are unlikely participants in a competition for a ten thousand-dollar scholarship, unaware that there is much more at stake." -- (Source of summary not specified)

Bringing me back

February 20, 2018
Vrabel, Beth, author.
©2018
244 pages ; 22 cm
Ostracized after his mother's drunk driving conviction and his own behavior afterwards, twelve-year-old Noah begins making a fresh start while helping save a bear.--Provided by Publisher.

Geeked out

February 20, 2018
Skye, Obert, author, illustrator.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
212 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Christy Ottaviano Books."
"A Lame new world"--Cover.
In a post-apocalyptic world, AV (Anti-Violence) Club members Tip, Mindy, Owen, and Xen develop semi-super powers and use them to try to save their middle school.

The Neptune promise

February 20, 2018
Holyoke, Polly, author.
[Plano, Texas] : Holyoke Enterprises, 2017.
310 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: The Neptune challenge.
"In a future where climate change is out of control, genetically engineered kids struggle to survive in the ocean and race to save our world from climate change."-- Provided by publisher.

The Cardinals caper

February 19, 2018
Kelly, David A. (David Andrew), 1964- author.
©2018
105 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
When a beloved Dalmation goes missing while cousins Mike and Kate are in St. Louis for a Cardinals game, they rush to investigate and find a ransom note.

Keep your paws off!

February 19, 2018
Parisi, Mark, author.
©2017
247 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
When Marty gets ahold of a page from the diary of his sister, Erica, he expects to find a bunch of brags about what it's like to be the better Pants sibling. But what he discovers instead is something HUGE. Erica's written a secret about who or more accurately, WHAT Marty actually is. And though the page is torn in half, Marty, through his unique deductive skills, determines that he is undoubtedly a big-toothed, sharp-clawed, hairy-faced werewolf! Now it's up to Marty to save his neighborhood from the greatest danger of all, himself!

Princess Posey and the flower girl fiasco

February 19, 2018
Greene, Stephanie, author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
87 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Posey is excited that Gramps and her neighbor, Mrs. Romero, are getting married, but unhappy that Mrs. Romero and her dog will move away.

They didn't teach THiS in worm school!

February 19, 2018
Lia, Simone, author.
©2016
177 pages : black and white illustrations ; 19 cm.
"Reinforced Trade Edition"--Page 4 of Cover.
"Marcus is a worm, and a bird named Laurence who looks very much like a chicken is about to eat him for breakfast. So what does Marcus do? He strikes up a conversation, of course! But even after talking his way out of being eaten, Marcus's troubles are just beginning: soon he is clinging to Laurence's neck as the designated navigator on an absurd journey to Kenya, where his feathered companion dreams of finding happiness with other flamingos like himself. Except Marcus can't actually read a map, and this bird is clearly not a flamingo. Will Marcus be able to get them both to Africa -- or even manage to survive the day? Filled with kid-friendly illustrations, this is a buddy comedy that will have readers wriggling with laughter." -- Publishers description.

Seekers of the lost boy

February 19, 2018
Hayes, Taryn.
Cape Town : Naledi, 2013.
191 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm

What's my word

February 19, 2018
Myers, Alison Green.
[United States] : Alison Green Myers, [2017]
115 pages ; 21 cm.
"Rachel knows how to drain a 3 from anywhere on the basketball court. What she doesn't know is how she'll ever complete the My Special Word assignment over summer vacation. Rachel's basketball team is buzzing about words, yet Rachel can't seem to find a word that speaks to her heart. She'll need to find her word soon, or she'll risk sitting out of this important game."--Back cover.

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