New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

June 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Marissa the science fairy

June 24, 2016
Meadows, Daisy, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2016.
64 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
When Jack Frost steals Marissa the science fairy's magical star badge, Kirsty and Rachel must save the day.

The not-a-pig

June 24, 2016
Faber, Polly, author.
Sommerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
135 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Mango Allsorts is good at all sorts of things, not just karate and chess. Bambang is most definitely not-a-pig and is now lost in a very busy city. When the two unexpectedly meet, a friendship begins. Bambang requires a great deal of coaxing and comforting to help him acclimate to the big city, and Mango is just the girl for the job. But when Mango faces a nerve-racking challenge of her own, will Bambang be able to return the favor? Filled with adventures and plenty of banana pancakes, this collection of four stories is sure to amuse and inspire any child -- or not-a-pig."--Provided by publisher.

Diary of a Minecraft zombie. Book 2, [Bullies and buddies]

June 23, 2016
Zombie, Zack (Fictitious character)
©2015
134 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Previously published in 2015 with the same ISBN by Herobrine Publishing.
"Find out what happens next in Diary of a Minecraft zombie, book 3, When nature calls"--Page 125.
"This time Zombie is up against some of the meanest and scariest mob bullies at school. Will he be able to stop the mob bullies from terrorizing him and his friends, and make it back in one piece? Jump into this Minecraft adventure and find out!"--Page [4] cover.

Diary of a Minecraft zombie. Book 1, [A scare of a dare]

June 23, 2016
Zombie, Zack, author.
©2015
90 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Title: A scare of a dare, from distributor's web site.
"Find out what happens next in Diary of a Minecraft zombie, book 2, Buddies and bullies"--Page 79.
"Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Minecraft Zombie? In the first book of this hilarious Minecraft adventure series, you get to read the diary of an actual 12 year old Minecraft Zombie. Take a peek at what is really between the hollow eyes, and dead expression that we normally see when we face the dreaded Zombies of Minecraft. Are zombies really different from us? You'll be surprised at what you discover"--Page [4] cover.

The mysterious abductions

June 22, 2016
Hecht, Tracey, author.
New York : Fabled Films Press, 2016.
220 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Three unlikely nocturnal animal friends--Dawn the fox, Tobin the pangolin, and Bismark the sugar glider--form a brigade of the night to look into the mysterious disappearance of animals.

A minty mess

June 21, 2016
Perelman, Helen. author.
New York : Aladdin Books, 2016.
109 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"It's raining cats and dogs in Sugar Valley! The grounds are a minty mess and all the Candy Fairies are worried about their crops getting soaked and keeping their wings dry! But Dash is most upset about the weather. There was supposed to be a Royal Mint Jubilee at the castle and Dash and two other Mint Fairies have been working on a float for the event for weeks! But between the heavy downpour and mean words from the Mint Fairies, Dash wants to call it quits. Will Dash get to see her float in the parade or will her dreams get washed away with the storm?"--Amazon website.

The secret fire

June 21, 2016
Ringwald, Whitaker, author.
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
198 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Secret Box book"--Cover.
Epimetheus wants to control the magical urns that used to belong to Pandora's daughter, and Jax, Ethan, and Tyler's only chance to fight him is a secret weapon--and to realize their family ties are stronger than any magic.

School of the dead

June 21, 2016
Avi, 1937- author.
©2016
276 pages ; 22 cm
For most of Tony Gilbert's life, he has thought of his uncle as "Weird Uncle Charlie." That is, until Uncle Charlie moves in with Tony and his family. Uncle Charlie is still odd, of course--talking about spirits and other supernatural stuff--but he and Tony become fast friends, and Tony ends up having a lot of fun with Uncle Charlie. When Uncle Charlie dies suddenly, Tony is devastated. Then he starts seeing Uncle Charlie everywhere! It doesn't help that Tony switched schools--it was Uncle Charlie's dying wish that Tony attend the Penda School, where Uncle Charlie himself went as a kid. The Penda School is eerie enough without his uncle's ghost making it worse. On top of that, rumors have been circulating about a student who went missing shortly before Tony arrived. Could that somehow be related to Uncle Charlie's ghost?

Ms. Bixby's last day

June 21, 2016
Anderson, John David, 1975- author.
New York, NY : Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
300 pages ; 22 cm
Loving their gifted teacher, three boys are dismayed when the teacher falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year, a situation that compels them to share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together on a fateful day.

Princess DisGrace : a royal disaster

June 21, 2016
Kuenzler, Lou, author.
New York : Random House Books for Young Readers, [2016]
224 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Originally published in paperback by Scholastic UK in 2014."
Paired with a clumsy, dirty unicorn, a princess who is neither elegant nor graceful must prove herself at Tall Towers Princess Academy.

Terror on a treasure hunt

June 21, 2016
Morgan, Winter.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2016.
98 pages ; 20 cm.
"Lily, Simon, and Michael have been meeting new friends in their village. They are invited to join a Minecraft treasure hunt, which they are incredibly excited about! What's even more exciting is that some of the trio's new friends claim to know who Mr. Anarchy, is and they have offered to help the group defeat their enemy"-- Provided by publisher.

Down into the nether

June 21, 2016
Davidson, Danica.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2016.
98 pages ; 20 cm.
"The prophecies on music discs suggest that only Stevie and Alex, plus Maison, Destiny and Yancy, their friends from the human world will be able to defeat Herobrine. But the prophecies also warn that one of the friends will betray the rest, putting all the worlds at risk. Tensions run high as the group must figure out how to save the world while they try to discern the traitor in their midst. Maison, It isn't long before the traitor is discovered"-- Provided by publisher.

Miss Daisy is still crazy!

June 20, 2016
Gutman, Dan, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
104 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"When Miss Daisy returns to Ella Mentry School as a substitute teacher, the kids are in for a weird and wacky day of not learning about math, writing, the weather, and more"-- Provided by publisher.

Revenge of the roach!

June 20, 2016
Doodler, Todd H., author, illustrator.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
118 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
When Crazy Cockroach and two dung beetle henchmen try to brainwash the children of Stinkopolis using video games, only Super Fly and his sidekick, Fantastic Flea, can stop them.

Dara Palmer's major drama

June 16, 2016
Shevah, Emma, author.
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2016]
282 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Originally published as Dara Palmer's Major Drama in 2014 in Great Britain by The Chicken House."
Dara Palmer dreams of being an actress, but when she does not get a part in the school play she wonders if it is because of her different looks as an adopted girl from Cambodia, so Dara becomes determined not to let prejudice stop her from being in the spotlight.

The rise of earth

June 15, 2016
Fry, Jason, 1969- author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
429 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
For Tycho Hashoone and his family, space privateering on their ship Shadow Comet is a way of life--that just got a lot more complicated. Earth is mounting an arms race, and has started recruiting privateers of their own. Meanwhile, the Ice Wolves of Saturn are on the offensive, using ruthless tactics reminscent of pirates of old. The Jovian Union, trapped between the two, asks the Hashoones for help, and the stage is set for a showdown on the Cybele asteroids. With so many players, Tycho will have to decide once and for all where his allegiances lie. Because the day when his mother retires as ship captain is fast approaching, and the fate of much more than the Shadow Comet hangs in the balance.-- adapted from book jacket.

Team ninja

June 15, 2016
Saunders, Catherine.
New York : DK, 2016.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Packed with facts you need to read!"--Cover.
"LEGO Ninjago, Masters of spinjitzu"--Cover.
"Join Cole, Jay, Kai, Zane, and Nya in their latest adventure across the exciting land of Ninjago. New enemies are rising; does the team have what it takes to defeat them?"--Publisher.

The kidnap plot

June 15, 2016
Butler, Dave, 1973-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
326 pages ; 22 cm
When young Charlie Pondicherry sets out to rescue his inventor-father from kidnappers, he uncovers a dastardly plan that he must help to foil, and discovers a great truth about himself.

Girl vs. boy band : the right track

June 15, 2016
Jones, Harmony, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
228 pages ; 22 cm
When three noisy, mischievous rising stars of a British boy band come to Los Angeles to make their first album, they stay in the home of a record producer and her seventh-grade daughter, a talented but painfully shy singer-songwriter, urged by her best friend to step into the spotlight.

The gathering storm

June 15, 2016
Varian, H. K., author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2016.
167 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
When four middle schoolers start developing powers, including the ability to transform into mythological animals, they discover they are part of a line of magical shapeshifters who must save their town from a powerful warlock.

Proud to be a Ghostbuster

June 15, 2016
Lewman, David.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2016.
40 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Abby and Erin have been friends for years. From their first high school science fair project, "The Durable but not Impenetrable Barrier", to their first book, "Ghosts from Our Past: Both Literally and Figuratively: The Study of the Paranormal", and now as part of a new Ghostbusters team, they have always worked well together. But with new teammates Holtzmann and Patty in the mix, can they work together to form a whole new dream team? Theyll discover that, together, there's no ghost these buddies can't bust"--Publisher.

Who you gonna call?

June 15, 2016
Lewman, David.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2016.
40 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Is there a ghoul in your garage or a phantom in your family room? Then you need the Ghostbusters! In this hilarious book for beginning readers, Erin, Abby, Holtzmann, and Patty go after ghosts and banish banshees to prove their skills to you. If our heroes have it their way, after reading this hilarious book packed with exciting stills from the movie, you'll be convinced. If there's something strange in your neighborhood call the Ghostbusters! (Operators are standing by.)"--Publisher.

The emerald mask

June 15, 2016
Varian, H. K., author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2016.
169 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
As Gabriella learns to control her shapeshifting powers, she discovers information about the Emerald Wildcat, a shapeshifter who used their jaguar powers to fight crime, and wonders if they could be related.

Nancy Clancy seeks a fortune

June 14, 2016
O'Connor, Jane, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
133 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Nancy Clancy and her friend Bree try to start a business to get rich, but when things don't go as planned, Nancy learns a valuable lesson.

Cody Harmon, king of pets

June 14, 2016
Mills, Claudia.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2016.
136 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Margaret Ferguson Books."
"Cody Harmon loves animals--he even has nine pets--so when the school holds a pet show fundraiser, it should be his time to shine"-- Provided by publisher.

The shadow cadets of Pennyroyal Academy

June 14, 2016
Larson, M. A., author.
©2016
357 pages : map ; 22 cm
Map on lining pages.
Becoming famous as a result of her defeat of the witches, Princess Cadet Evie returns to Pennyroyal Academy where she is threatened by a secret society that is hatching an evil plan against the school that involves someone close to her.

Captain Awesome meets Super Dude! : [super special]

June 14, 2016
Kirby, Stan, author.
New York : Little Simon, 2016.
148 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
In this super special, Captain Awesome encounters his biggest villain yet! But just when all might be lost, someone lends a hand. And not just a regular hand. A super hand.

The it girl

June 14, 2016
Birchall, Katy, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2016
344 pages ; 22 cm.
"First published in Great Britain 2015 by Egmont UK Limited."
Shy, awkward fourteen-year-old Anna is thrust into the spotlight when her father becomes engaged to a very popular actress, leading to both popularity and problems at school.

5 times revenge

June 14, 2016
Eland, Lindsay, author.
©2016
378 pages ; 22 cm
"Adam is the prank mastermind. Perk is his best friend and the computer genius. Pearl is the prettiest girl in school and a violin prodigy. Ray looks like a big dumb jock, but he secretly wants to be an engineer. And Dutch is the often-bullied dork who is in tune with everyone's feelings. The five of them couldn't be more different. But there's one thing they have in common: they are fed up with Hill Parmar, the school bully and his dad, their school principal who's always turning a blind eye"--Publisher.

The gallery

June 14, 2016
Fitzgerald, Laura Marx, author.
New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2016]
321 pages ; 22 cm
In 1929 New York City, twelve-year-old housemaid Martha O'Doyle suspects that a wealthy recluse may be trying to communicate with the outside world through the paintings on her gallery walls.

Eleven and holding

June 14, 2016
Penney, Mary, author.
New York : Harper, [2016]
248 pages ; 22 cm
"Macy Hollinquest is eleven years old, and don't count on her to change that anytime soon. Her birthday is just days away, but she has no intention of turning twelve without her dad by her side. He'd promised to be there for her big day, and yet he's been gone for months--away after his discharge from the army, doing some kind of top secret, "important work." So Macy's staying eleven, no matter what--that is, until she meets Ginger, a nice older lady who is searching for her missing dog. Ginger's dog search is the perfect cover for Macy's attempt to locate her dad. But her hunt puts her on a path to a head-on collision with the truth, where she discovers that knowing can sometimes be a heavy burden. And that change, when finally accepted, comes with an unexpected kind of grace."--Jacket flap.

The haunting of Falcon House

June 14, 2016
Yelchin, Eugene, author, illustrator.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
vii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
In 1891, twelve-year-old Lev Lvov travels to Saint Petersburg, Russia, to assume his duties as Prince, but must first use his special gift to rid the House of Lions of a ghost.

Dead of night

June 13, 2016
Hunter, Erin, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
279 pages ; 22 cm.
Determined to find out the truth about Whisper's death, Wild Pack leader Storm searches for a traitor in the pack.

The seventh wish

June 13, 2016
Messner, Kate, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
228 pages ; 22 cm
"Unsure of how to get her family's attention, Charlie comes across the surprise of her life one day while ice-fishing ... in the form of a floppy, scaly fish offering to grant her a wish in exchange for its freedom"-- Provided by publisher.

Grayling's song

June 13, 2016
Cushman, Karen, author.
Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
213 pages ; 22 cm
In a medieval kingdom, Grayling finds self-confidence when her mother is turned into a tree by evil forces and Grayling must venture into the wilds to reverse the spell.

Finn's mission

June 13, 2016
Fentiman, David, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
63 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Disney"--Cover.
Follows the adventures of former storm trooper Finn as he gets caught up in the battle to save the galaxy.

Project (un)popular

June 13, 2016
Tracy, Kristen, 1972- author.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2016.
317 pages ; 22 cm
Sixth-graders Perry and Venice, photographers for their middle-school yearbook, are frustrated to learn that only pictures of popular students are welcome, but when Venice gets involved with a boy Perry doesn't like, Perry puts their friendship at risk by siding with Anya, the editor-in-chief.

The little girl's diamond

June 13, 2016
Cincinnati : Onken's Lithography, [1852]
85 pages, 6 unnumbered plates : color illustrations ; 14 cm
Cover title.
"A. C. James, stereotyper."
The pleasures of winter -- The happy children -- Fanny and her doll -- The story of little Bridgett -- The apple tree -- The roe and its child -- Julia's squirrel.

The color of darkness

June 13, 2016
Hatfield, Ruth, author.
©2015
324 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Volume two in the Book of storms trilogy"--T.p.
"Danny thinks he's left magic and mystery behind, but Sammael, a creature of terrible imagination, refuses to let him go. A strange new girl, Cath, enters Danny's world, bringing with her a message: Danny's cousin Tom has sold his soul to Sammael. It's up to Danny and Cath to find Tom and stop Sammael, who seeks to destroy humankind once and for all"-- Provided by publisher.

The madman of Black Bear Mountain

June 9, 2016
Dixon, Franklin W., author.
New York : Aladdin, 2016.
122 pages ; 22 cm.
Bayport High's Green Environment Conservation Club is camping on Black Bear Mountain, but the bears aren't the only danger--rumor has it that a madman with a taste for human flesh lurks in the nearby forest. When the campers awake one morning to find a bear roaming the campsite, they also find that their teacher is missing ... and blood is streaked across his tent. Frank and Joe go in search of him, but can they survive the dangers on the mountain?

The first last day

June 8, 2016
Cirrone, Dorian, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2016.
232 pages ; 22 cm
Eleven-year-old Haleigh Adams paints a picture with a mysterious set of paints found and now she is stuck in a time loop, but when she realizes her parents have been keeping a secret she and her new best friend Kevin must find the source of the magic paints and the secret of the time loop before it is too late.

Somebody stop Ivy Pocket

June 7, 2016
Krisp, Caleb, author.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, 2016.
396 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Anyone but Ivy Pocket
"Ivy Pocket ; book 2"--Cover.
"Ivy Pocket arrives in London, protects the Clock Diamond, and realizes that her friend Rebecca may not be dead after all"-- Provided by publisher.

Spy to the rescue

June 7, 2016
Bernstein, Jonathan (Journalist), author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
309 pages ; 22 cm
"Bridget Wilder"
"2"--Spine.
"When the top-secret spy agency that recruited Bridget turns out to be a fake, Bridget hopes her superspy father will teach her his tricks, stealth codes, and martial-arts moves (WRONG!). Instead of drop-kicking evil villains and shooting laser beams from her lip gloss, he wants to bond over normal (aka BORING!) stuff like TV, fro yo, and boy talk. But when Bridget gets framed for stealing cheerleading secrets and ruining the most glamorous party of the birthday season, her spy instincts kick in: she's being set up. And when her spy dad goes missing, Bridget knows she's the only one who can bring him back alive; official spy or not."-- Provided by publisher.

When friendship followed me home : a novel

June 7, 2016
Griffin, Paul, 1966- author.
New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2016]
247 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Seventh-grader Ben, always an outsider, is led into a deep friendship with Halley, who is being treated for cancer, by the special dog he and his adoptive mother take in.

The best worst thing

June 7, 2016
Lane, Kathleen, 1967-
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
197 pages ; 20 cm
"Maggie sees injustice and danger everywhere, and she does not like it one bit, so she devises intricate ways of controlling her own world, and a larger, more dangerous plan for protecting everyone else"-- Provided by publisher.

New friends

June 7, 2016
Misra, Michelle, author.
©2013
104 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Ella is a trainee angel, and its her first day at the Guardian Angel Academy. But she's far from angelic, and can't help getting into all sorts of trouble!

Locker hero

June 3, 2016
Russell, Rachel Renée, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2016.
302 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Questioning his resolve to attend public school after being homeschooled when he is targeted by a bully, Max aspires to become like his favorite comic book heroes and finds an unexpected opportunity to be the hero his middle school needs.

The hour of magic : the eighth adventure in the kingdom of fantasy

May 31, 2016
Stilton, Geronimo, author.
©2016
310 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Translation of: Ottavo viaggio nel regno della fantasia, ©2012.
A visit to a mysterious clock store leads Geronimo Stilton back to the Kingdom of Fantasy which is facing a crisis: something is making the magical timepiece that measures out the life of Blossom, Queen of the Fairies, run fast so she is aging at an alarming rate--and if she dies, so does the Kingdom.

The dragonfly defense

May 31, 2016
Patton, Jack, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2016]
112 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
The evil reptile army returns to threaten Bug Island once again, with a fearsome saltwater crocodile named General Longtooth as their leader.

Frankie and the World Cup carnival

May 31, 2016
Lampard, Frank, 1978-
©2014
133 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Frankie and his friends love playing soccer. It's their favorite thing to do-especially when it's the World Cup! But teams from around the world are playing disastrously. Frankie and his friends are transported to Brazil to save the tournament. They have to face off against jungle alligators, a canival in Rio, and cheating opponents in order to rescue the trophy. Can Frankie and his team save the World Cup in time for the final round?" --Publisher's description.

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