New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

October 21, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


October 20, 2016
Carman, Patrick, author.
143, 19 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Harold Fuzzwonker, his best pal, Floyd, and the Fizzies must figure out how to convey gallons of Fizz to the Snood Candy Factory, where the creatures are occupied with a world class sugar surge, without uncovering Fizzpolis.

The midnight ride of Flat Revere

October 20, 2016
Brown, Jeff, 1926-2003, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016].
134 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
In this exciting new installment in the Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventure series, the Lambchop family is off to Boston, Massachusetts, for a little history and a whole lot of fun. And for parents and teachers, each Flat Stanley book is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, like multicultural adventure, plot and character development story elements, and compare and contrast. When the Lambchop family gets to Boston, Stanley is excited to go on a Duck Tour, eat lunch at Quincy Market, and see Fenway Park baseball stadium. Stanley even gets to be in a reenactment of American Colonist Paul Revere's famous midnight ride. But Stanley has a problem. The Lambchops's friend, Dr. Dan, is in town, too, and he's giving a speech about his cure for flatness. And he wants Stanley to talk about being flat! But does Stanley want to change and be a regular kid, or would it be better to stay flat after all? --

Stick Dog slurps spaghetti

October 20, 2016
Watson, Tom, 1965- author.
New York, NY : Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
When they come across spaghetti in their search for a tug-of-war rope, Stick Dog and his hungry friends go on a quest for more pasta that sees them scale their suburb's tallest mountain and sneak into a restaurant filled with humans.


October 20, 2016
Neff, Henry H., author.
583 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
For over three thousand years, the Faeregine dynasty has ruled Impyrium. But the family's magic has been fading, and with it their power over the empire. Whether it's treachery from a rival house, the demon Lirlanders, or rebel forces, many believe the Faeregines are ripe to fall. Hazel, the youngest member of the royal family, is happy to leave ruling to her sisters so that she can study her magic. But the empress has other plans for her granddaughter, dark and dangerous plans to exploit Hazel's talents and rekindle the Faeregine mystique.

Mice of the Round Table. A tail of Camelot

October 20, 2016
Leung, Julie, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016].
296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Vol. 1"--Spine.
Young mouse Calib Christopher dreams of becoming a Knight of the Round Table. For generations, his family has led the mice who live just out of sight of the humans, defending Camelot from enemies both big and small. But when Calib and his friend Cecily discover that a new threat is gathering - one that could catch even the Two-Leggers unaware - it is up to them to unmask the real enemy, unite their forces, and save the castle they all call home.

Falling over sideways

October 19, 2016
Sonnenblick, Jordan, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2016.
257 pages ; 22 cm
"Claire's life is a joke . . . but she's not laughing. While her friends seem to be leaping forward, she's dancing in the same place. The mean girls at school are living up to their mean name, and there's a boy, Ryder, who's just as bad, if not worse. And at home, nobody's really listening to her -- if anything, they seem to be more in on the joke than she is. Then into all of this (not-very-funny-to-Claire) comedy comes something intense and tragic -- while her dad is talking to her at the kitchen table, he falls over with a medical emergency. Suddenly the joke has become very serious -- and the only way Claire, her family, and her friends are going to get through it is if they can find a way to make it funny again."--Provided by publisher.

How to avoid extinction

October 19, 2016
Acampora, Paul, author.
196 pages ; 22 cm
Leo's grandfather died a year ago, and ever since Leo has been tasked with tracking his grandmother down whenever she wanders away from their home in Allentown, Pennsylvania--but when she abruptly decides to take the trip to Utah that her husband was planning, Leo finds himself on the way to visit dinosaurs, in an old Buick with his grandmother, his seventeen-year-old cousin Abby, and Abby's old, smelly Golden retriever, Kermit, without telling his mother.

Freddie Ramos rules New York

October 19, 2016
Jules, Jacqueline, 1956-
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2016.
87 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
On a visit to New York City to see Uncle Jorge, Freddie brings his special sneakers which give him super speed but are becoming too small for his growing feet.

The prince warriors and the unseen invasion

October 19, 2016
Shirer, Priscilla Evans, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : B & H Publishing Group, [2016]
ix, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"In this second book in The Prince Warriors trilogy, the Prince Warriors face new challenges on earth and in the unseen realm of Ahoratos. The enemy, angry about his last defeat, is targeting them with weapons and tactics they had never imagined, including the flaming Olethron. The kids must turn to Ruwach and the Source, who can give them more pieces of armor to help them stand strong against this deadly threat."

Skunked! : Calpurnia Tate, girl vet

October 19, 2016
Kelly, Jacqueline, author.
106 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"When Travis discovers an abandoned baby skunk, he can't help but bring it home and take care of it. Stinky, as Travis names him, settles in pretty well. But when Travis discovers Stinky's litter-mate, Winky, who is in need of some help, things get complicated around the Tate house"-- Provided by publisher.

Dreidels on the brain

October 19, 2016
ben Izzy, Joel, author.
New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2016]
318 pages ; 22 cm
"As he tries to survive Hannukah, 1971 in the suburbs of the suburbs of Los Angeles, middle-school magician Joel learns to appreciate life's small miracles with the help of an unusual stranger he meets on a bus"-- Provided by publisher.

The only road

October 19, 2016
Diaz, Alexandra, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2016]
308 pages ; 22 cm
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
"Twelve-year-old Jaime makes the treacherous journey from his home in Guatemala to his older brother in New Mexico after his cousin is murdered by a drug cartel"-- Provided by publisher.

Sammy and the Headless Horseman

October 19, 2016
Arato, Rona, author.
225 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Thanks to his Aunt Pearl, twelve-year-old Sammy is stuck in the Catskill Mountains for the summer with his awful cousin Joshua. While he doesn't relish the idea of getting to know his new stepmom, at least he'd have his gang to hang out with in New York if he got to stay there instead. But when Sammy realizes he was brought on to be hired help at the hotel, he makes the most of it. Trouble seems to follow Sammy as he becomes entangled in a series of mysterious occurrences, including a terrifying headless horseman who seems to be haunting the reclusive 'Hermit' at the top of the neighbouring hill.


October 19, 2016
O'Connor, Barbara, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
227 pages ; 22 cm
"A story about a girl who, with the help of the dog of her dreams, discovers that family doesn't always have to be related--they are simply people who love you for who you are"-- Provided by publisher.

Lug : blast from the north

October 18, 2016
Zeltser, David, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Carolrhoda Books, [2016]
151 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Lug the cave boy must save his clan again--this time from a fast-moving glacier on course to crush the settlement"-- Provided by publisher.

Return fire

October 18, 2016
Gonzalez, Christina Diaz, 1969- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2016.
214 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to Moving target.
Just after Cassie Arroyo found the Spear of Destiny in Rome, it was stolen from her, so now she and her friend Asher must recover it--but when she used the Spear before she set the world down a dangerous path, and if she recovers it she will have to decide whether to risk using it again.

A forever friend

October 18, 2016
Katschke, Judy. author.
136 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Misty Inn is up and running, and the Dunlaps have a full house. Willa is thrilled that Kate, her best friend from Chicago, is going to come to Chincoteague for a visit. But it&#x;s been a whole year since they&#x;ve seen each other, and Willa soon realizes their friendship is not as easy as it had once been. Adding to the tension is the fact that a Chincoteague friend, Sarah Starling, is away at camp for the week, not to mention the fact that Ben seems to disappear early in the morning and not show up again until dinner. So Willa is on her own to figure out how to start anew with her oldest friend. --Publisher

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

October 18, 2016
Rowling, J. K., author.
259 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Sequel to: Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone.
"Year 2"--Spine.
When the Chamber of Secrets is opened again at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, second-year student Harry Potter finds himself in danger from a dark power that has once more been released on the school.

Gertie's leap to greatness

October 18, 2016
Beasley, Kate, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
249 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Gertie is a girl on a mission to be the best fifth grader ever in order to show her estranged mother that Gertie doesn't need her--not one bit!"-- Provided by publisher.

Garvey's choice

October 18, 2016
Grimes, Nikki, author.
xi, 108 pages ; 20 cm
"Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading--anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey's life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant father--by speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports." -- Provided by publisher.

Time traveling with a hamster

October 18, 2016
Welford, Ross.
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2016]
426 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in paperback by HarperCollins Children's Books, London, in 2016"--Title page verso.
Twelve-year-old Al Chaudhury discovers his late dad's time machine and travels back to 1984 with his pet hamster to prevent the go-kart accident that killed his father.

Following Meowth's footprints

October 18, 2016
Polan, Alex, author.
104 pages ; 21 cm.
"When the town librarian's cat goes missing, Ethan, Devin, Carlo, and Gianna grab their Poké Balls and Razz Berries and hit the streets to search for him. Along the way, they hope to catch a frisky Meowth, or even a legendary Mew or mythical Mewtwo. But Team Mystic's favorite Pokémon are just as elusive as the lost cat. Plus, someone or something is throwing the friends off track with misleading clues. Now the Trainers-turned-sleuths have to choose which clues to follow--and which Pokémon to catch. Can they use the knowledge and resourcefulness that earned their team its prestige to find both the real cat and the Pokémon they dream of catching?"-- Page 4 of cover.

Rebel genius

October 18, 2016
DiMartino, Michael Dante, author.
370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
"In twelve-year-old Giacomo's Renaissance-inspired world, art is powerful, dangerous, and outlawed. Every artist possesses a Genius, a birdlike creature that is the living embodiment of an artist's creative spirit. Those caught with one face severe punishment, so when Giacomo discovers he has a Genius, he knows he's in big trouble"-- Provided by publisher.

The changer's key

October 17, 2016
Davis, Kent, 1970- author.
442 pages ; 22 cm.
Training to become a soldier in a prophesied war, Ruby Teach endures experiments by army scientists who believe her blood holds the key to victory, while Captain Teach and her motley friends embark on a daring effort to rescue her.


October 17, 2016
Anderson, Laurie Halse, author.
298 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Forge.
"A Catilyn Dlouhy book"
"As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state"-- Provided by publisher.

The mermaid's purse

October 17, 2016
Polacco, Patricia, author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Stella loves books so much, she starts her own library--but then a storm threatens to destroy everything"-- Provided by publisher.

Home sweet motel

October 17, 2016
Grabenstein, Chris, author.
284 pages : black and white illustrations ; 22 cm.
"P.T. and his friend Gloria must solve a mystery at the world's wackiest motel: The Wonderland"-- Provided by publisher.

Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book

October 14, 2016
Mabbitt, Will, author.
315 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Mabel Jones and her pirate crewmates race an elusive creature known as Von Klaar to find the Doomsday Book, a guidebook used to wipe out humanity.

Hamstersaurus Rex

October 14, 2016
O'Donnell, Tom, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Eleven-year old Sam befriends a hungry class hamster that undergoes a freaky transformation"-- Provided by publisher.


October 14, 2016
Gayton, Sam, author.
Boston : Clarion Books, 2016.
258 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain by Andersen Press."
"A flea becomes a giant-slayer, proving that mighty heroes can come in small packages"-- Provided by publisher.

Scariest stories ever told

October 14, 2016
Brown, Roberta Simpson, 1939- author.
Atlanta, Georgia : August House, Inc., 2016.
259 pages ; 22 cm
An anthology of spooky stories, divided into such categories as "Something's Not Safe at School," "Shadows in the Woods and by the Water," "Welcome to Your New Home," Don't Stray Too Far from Home," and "Better Not Mess with What's Best Left Alone."

When the sea turned to silver

October 13, 2016
Lin, Grace, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
370 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Pinmei, a storyteller's granddaughter, must find the Luminous Stone that Lights the Night to rescue her grandmother, who has been kidnapped by the Tiger Emperor"--Provided by publisher.

Spectacular adventures! : 3 books in 1.

October 13, 2016
371 pages : color illustrations, 20 cm.
"Star-Lord: Knowhere to Run originally published in 2014, and Falcon: Fight or Flight and Ant-Man: Zombie Repellent originally published in 2015 by Marvel Press, and impint of Disney Book Group."--Title page verso.
Falcon: fight or flight / by Chris "Doc" Wyatt ; illustrated by Tom Grummett, Drew Geraci, and Andy Troy -- Star-Lord: knowhere to run / by Chris "Doc" Wyatt ; illustrated by Ron Lim and Andy Troy ; Ant-Man: zombie repellent / by Chris "Doc" Wyatt ; illustrated by Khoi Pham and Chris Sotomayor.

The Black Lotus : shadow of the ninja

October 13, 2016
Fanning, Kieran, author.
New York : Chicken House/Scholastic Inc., 2016.
291 pages ; 22 cm.
Originally published: Frome, Somerset : Chicken House, 2015.
"Ghost, Cormac, and Kate are not like other kids. Ghost can become invisible, Cormac can run up walls, and Kate can talk to animals--all talents that make them perfect recruits for the Black Lotus, a training school for the ninjas who are sworn to protect the world from the evil Samurai-run Empire and its plot to find the Moon Sword, a dangerous, powerful weapon in sixteenth-century Japan."--Provided by publisher.

Charmed, I'm sure

October 13, 2016
Littman, Sarah, author.
193 pages ; 22 cm
Rosie, the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, goes on a mission to become the fairest in the land, but a magical compact and a flashy makeover may be turning her into a wicked princess.

Cloud and Wallfish

October 13, 2016
Nesbet, Anne, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
385 pages ; 22 cm
"Slip behind the Iron Curtain into a world of smoke, secrets, and lies in this stunning novel where someone is always listening and nothing is as it seems. Noah Keller has a pretty normal life, until one wild afternoon when his parents pick him up from school and head straight for the airport, telling him on the ride that his name isn't really Noah and he didn't really just turn eleven in March. And he can't even ask them why, not because of his Astonishing Stutter, but because asking questions is against the newly instated rules. (Rule Number Two: Don't talk about serious things indoors, because Rule Number One: They will always be listening). As Noah, now "Jonah Brown," and his parents head behind the Iron Curtain into East Berlin, the rules and secrets begin to pile up so quickly that he can hardly keep track of the questions bubbling up inside him: Who, exactly, is listening and why? When did his mother become fluent in so many languages? And what really happened to the parents of his only friend, Cloud-Claudia, the lonely girl who lives downstairs? In an intricately plotted novel full of espionage and intrigue, friendship and family, Anne Nesbet cracks history wide open and gets right to the heart of what it feels like to be an outsider in a world that's impossible to understand. "--Supplied by publisher.

Curse of the Boggin

October 13, 2016
MacHale, D. J., author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
242 pages ; 22 cm.
"When supernatural phenomenon start following Marcus O'Mara around, he discovers a key that leads to The Library, a place where all the stories of the living and dead are kept that will help him and his friends solve a terrifying mystery"-- Provided by publisher.

Doing her bit : a story about the Woman's Land Army of America

October 13, 2016
Hagar, Erin, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Helen wants to contribute to the war effort after the United States goes to war in 1917--so she joins the Women's Land Army of America, an organization that trains women to do farm work, replacing the workers drafted into the army.

Eden's escape

October 13, 2016
Crowl, M. Tara, author.
Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, [2016]
306 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Eden's wish.
After escaping her enchanted lamp, Eden begins a new life in Manhattan, but the rebellious twelve-year-old genie only gets a taste of the city's wonders before she is whisked away for a wish granting.

The evil wizard Smallbone

October 13, 2016
Sherman, Delia, author.
408 pages ; 21 cm
When twelve-year-old Nick runs away from his uncle's in the middle of a blizzard, he stumbles onto a very opinionated bookstore. He also meets its guardian, the self-proclaimed Evil Wizard Smallbone, who calls Nick his apprentice and won't let him leave, but won't teach him magic, either. It's a good thing the bookstore takes Nick's magical education in hand, because Smallbone's nemesis--the Evil Wizard Fidelou--and his pack of shape-shifting bikers are howling at the borders. Smallbone might call himself evil, but compared to Fidelou, he's practically a puppy. And he can't handle Fidelou alone.

Howard Wallace, P.I.

October 13, 2016
Lyall, Casey, author.
264 pages ; 20 cm
Twelve-year-old Howard Wallace lives by his list of rules of private investigation. He knows more than anyone how to work with what he's got: a bathrobe for a trench coat, a makeshift office behind the school equipment shed, and not much else--least of all, friends. So when a hot case of blackmail lands on his desk, he's ready to take it on himself...until the new kid, Ivy Mason, convinces him to take her on as a junior partner. As they banter through stakeouts and narrow down their list of suspects, Howard starts to wonder if having Ivy as a sidekick--and a friend--is such a bad thing after all. --

Insert coin to continue

October 13, 2016
Anderson, John David, 1975- author.
New York : Aladdin, [2016]
328 pages ; 22 cm
Middle-schooler Bryan wakes up to find that his life has become a video game, with bullies to beat, races to run, puzzles to solve, and much more at stake.

The mighty dynamo

October 13, 2016
Crowley, Kieran Mark, author.
357 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
When he is banned from his school's soccer team for an infraction he didn't commit, Noah must find his own way to enter the Schools' World Cup tournament and joins up with an unlikely cast of teammates, St. Mary's School for Girls.

Dribble, dribble, drool!

October 10, 2016
Krulik, Nancy E., author.
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
122 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"George's basketball team is practicing for their next big game, and the pressure is on. That's because they're up against his rival, Louie. And the stakes are even higher when Louie challenges George to a bet: The loser has to be the winner's butler for a week! George knows his team has what it takes, except for one small problem--there are no time-outs when the super burp takes control!"-- Provided by publisher.

Write this down

October 10, 2016
Mills, Claudia, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, [2016]
248 pages ; 22 cm
"Twelve-year-old Autumn wants more than anything to be a real author, but when she wins a contest by writing something too personal about her brother, she has to decide if her dreams are more important than their relationship"-- Provided by publisher.

Fairy tail ending

October 10, 2016
Selfors, Suzanne. author.
210 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Mermaid princess Meeshell knows that someday she will leave her sea kingdom and live on land with her prince, but a change in the tides leads her to attend Ever After High, where she wonders if she will be able to fit in.

Good wish gone bad

October 10, 2016
Zappa, Shana Muldoon, author.
315 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Frazzled : everyday disasters and impending doom

October 10, 2016
Vivat, Booki, author, illustrator.
225 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Nervous about middle school because her family does not get her and her friends know exactly what they want to do, Abbie Wu searches for her own passion before discovering a knack for leadership when injustices in the cafeteria come to light.

The lucky snow leopard

October 7, 2016
Cobb, Amelia (Children's author)
121 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Zoe is delighted that her great uncle Horace has brought home two new animals for the Rescue Zoo: a beautiful snow leopard and her fuzzy cub Ali. Even more exciting is the news that soon there will be three snow leopards -- Ali is about to be a big brother!

Juana & Lucas

October 7, 2016
Medina, Juana, 1980- author, illustrator.
88 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her canine best friend and resists boring school activities, especially learning English, until her family tells her that a special trip is planned to an English-speaking place.

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