New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

July 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Trapped in the temple

July 17, 2018
Morgan, Winter, author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., [2018]
104 pages ; 21 cm
"The stakes are higher than ever for Edison and Billy in the fifth Minecraft Mystery"-- Provided by publisher.

The Withers awaken : Wither War book two: a Far Lands adventure: an unofficial Minecrafter's adventure

July 17, 2018
Cheverton, Mark, author.
viii, 209 pages ; 21 cm.
Krael, the Wither King, has been trapped deep underground, ending his reign of terror, and all the NPCs of the Far Lands have all put away their swords in peace except Watcher; the young archer still suspects Krael has bigger plans. He's right. In the darkness of the Cave of Slumber, Krael awakens the imprisoned wither horde, and with the help of creepers and endermen, the wither army is released from their rocky jail. They spread across the Far Lands, searching for the ancient Vault of Weapons which will make the army of withers indestructible. But one man alone holds the secret to the Vault's whereabouts: the Far Land's last living NPC wizard. Watcher and his friends must race to find the wizard before Krael and his army of monsters. But if they fail, a wave of destruction, led by the King of the Withers, will sweep across the landscape, destroying everything--and everyone--they know.

The game masters of Garden Place

July 17, 2018
Markell, Denis, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2018]
275 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
"When five sixth-graders accidentally summon warriors from their favorite role-playing game to Brooklyn, they are taken on a wild adventure that tests their wits and their friendships"--Provided by publisher.

Tiny-stego stampede

July 16, 2018
Hansen, Dustin.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, c2018.
214 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Danny and Lin have gotten pretty good at taking are of tiny dinosaurs so when Lin's mom asks them to babysit Lin's little sister, ChuChu, they're sure they've got it covered. After all, what better place to spend an after noon than hanging out in the Fruity Stars Lab and playing with the Microsaurs? They will be the best babysitters ever! But when the biggest Microsaur they've ever seen starts a stego stampede. Danny and Lin realize they are up for their most important adventure yet. Not only do they need to stop the Microsaurs from destroying the Microterium, but they've also got to save ChuChu!

The final fight

July 16, 2018
Chick, Bryan, author.
253 pages ; 21 cm
In the sixth and final book in the highly imaginative The Secret Zoo series, the Shadowist has taken control of the Secret Zoo and only Noah and his friends, both human and animal, can stop him. The action spills out onto Noah's street, and even into his own home! Lingering questions are finally answered. Who really is Mr. Darby? Will Noah join the Descenders? What will happen to the Secret Zoo?

Electric Boogerloo

July 13, 2018
Maciejewski, Mark, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2018.
323 pages ; 22 cm
Chub and The Arch are accused of stealing a sculpture of their school mascot and will be expelled by the strict new principal if they, aided misfit friends, old and new, cannot produce it in forty-eight hours.

My year in the middle

July 12, 2018
Weaver, Lila Quintero, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
268 pages ; 21 cm
At Lu Olivera's school the white kids and black kids sit on different sides of the classroom while Lu just wants to get along with everyone, but growing racial tensions will not let Lu stay neutral about the racial divide in school.

Return to the jungle

July 11, 2018
Grylls, Bear, author.
209 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Could you survive in the jungle? Six months after his adventures in Spirit of the Jungle, Mak returns to the Wainganga River, where a conservation project is tracking the elusive wild elephant, endangered by loggers and poachers. When a young elephant is captured by an unscrupulous merchant, Mak and his friend Diya follow them into the heart of the jungle in a quest to set the animal free. But soon Mak finds that he must remember all his survival skills to escape danger.

The 91-story treehouse

July 11, 2018
Griffiths, Andy, 1961- author.
376 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Originally published as The 91-Storey Treehouse in Australia by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd. in 2017"--Title page verso.
"Andy and Terry live in a 91-story treehouse. (It used to be a 78-story treehouse, but they keep getting ideas for new stories!) It has a submarine sandwich shop that serves sandwiches the size of actual submarines, an air-traffic control tower, a human pinball machine, a spin-and-win prize wheel, a giant spider web--with a giant spider!-- and a big red button, which they're not sure whether to push or not because they can't remember what it does. Good thing there's so many fun things to do in the treehouse, because Andy and Terry get stuck babysitting Mr. Big Nose's three grandchildren for the day. After all, how much trouble could they possibly get into in just one day?" -- Page [4] of cover.

Pennybaker School is revolting

July 11, 2018
Brown, Jennifer, 1972- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
278 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Strange things are happening at Pennybaker School for the Uniquely Gifted, and sixth-grader Thomas Fallgrout must stage a revolution to set them right.

Flip the silver switch

July 11, 2018
Yeager, Jackie, author.
Eagle, Idaho : Amberjack Publising, [2018]
276 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
When the Crimson Five travel to Quebec City for the Piedmont Global Championships, they are blindsided by a new task and Kia must get them to pull together as pressure builds.

The rhino in right field

July 11, 2018
DeKeyser, Stacy, author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2018]
257 pages ; 22 cm
In 1948, Nikko Spirakis, twelve, loves baseball but must get past his hard-working immigrant parents--and the rhino in the outfield--to become a batboy for the local minor league team.

Minecraft : the crash

July 11, 2018
Baptiste, Tracey, author.
New York : Del Rey, [2018]
275 pages ; 22 cm
"An official Minecraft novel"
"Bianca Cooper, a normal sixteen-year-old student, escapes into the world of Minecraft after getting into a terrible car accident. Soon, however, she realizes she is trapped inside the game, and the in-game characters who have been attacking her resemble figures from her real life."-- Provided by publisher.

The playful panda

July 11, 2018
Cobb, Amelia.
London : Nosy Crow, 2013.
118 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Zoe adores the zoo's gorgeous new baby pandas. They're twins! How will she tell them apart? Because one of them is really naughty, that's how!

The Pesky Polar Bear

July 11, 2018
Cobb, Amelia (Children's author), author.
London : Nosy Crow, 2015.
109 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
It's birthday time at the rescue zoo! Snowy the polar bear has lots of party ideas and is being a bit bossy. Can Zoe show the other animals that Snowy only wants to have fun?

The eager elephant

July 11, 2018
Cobb, Amelia (Children's author)
London : Nosy Crow, 2014.
121 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.

The curious kangaroo

July 11, 2018
Cobb, Amelia (Children's author), author.
113 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Zoe loves living at her uncle's rescue zoo because there is always something exciting going on. And Zoe has an amazing secret... She can actually TALK to the animals! Bouncer the baby kangaroo is new to the rescue zoo, and she's interested in everything and everyone! But will the little joey's curiosity get her into big trouble...?

The wild wolf pup

July 11, 2018
Cobb, Amelia (Children's author), author.
113 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
When Great-Uncle Horace brings back lost and homeless animals from his travels around the globe, it falls to Zoe, and her mum, the zoo vet, to settle them into their new home. She's good at this, because she can understand what they say and talk to them, too. But that's a secret. A little wolf pup has arrived at the zoo, just in time for Halloween. He won't stop howling, and Zoe doesn't know if he's unhappy, or if it's something more spooky.

A hint of hydra

July 10, 2018
Lang, Heidi, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2018.
312 pages ; 22 cm
"Thirteen-year-old chef Lailu must uncover the truth behind a murder before the elves and the scientists of Twin Rivers declare war on each other"-- Provided by publisher.

Posey, the class pest

July 10, 2018
Anna, Holly, author.
New York : Little Simon, 2018.
117 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
When Daisy Dreamer's imaginary friend, Posey, joins her at school, he nearly ruins the group project she and her friends are working on although he is trying to be helpful.

Where the watermelons grow : a novel

July 10, 2018
Baldwin, Cindy, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
245 pages ; 21 cm
Twelve-year-old Della Kelly of Maryville, North Carolina, tries to come to terms with her mother's mental illness while her father struggles to save the farm from a record-breaking drought.

Curse of the werewolf boy

July 10, 2018
Priestley, Chris, 1958- author, illustrator.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
234 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Maudlin Towers School students Mildew and Sponge investigate the missing School Spoon and the appearance of two possible ghosts, one a Viking.

Belle takes flight

July 10, 2018
McCullough, Kathy, author.
New York : Random House, [2018]
216 pages ; 20 cm
When the Prince goes missing, Belle discovers that he is being held captive in a far-away kingdom, and sets out with Lumiere and Cogsworth to rescue him.

Christopher Robin

July 10, 2018
Rudnick, Elizabeth, adaptor.
282 pages ; 18 cm
"From the all-new live-action movie" -- Cover.
"Based on a screenplay by Alex Ross and Allison Schroeder ; story by Alex Ross Perry ; based on characters created by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard"--T.p.
"Capturing the heartwarming magic of Walt Disney Studios' upcoming Christopher Robin film, this novelization pulls fans back into the world of Pooh through a book that enables them to relive the story and revisit their old pals whenever they please. Focusing on the power of love, friendship, and family, the novelization invites readers to join Christopher Robin, Pooh, and their friends from the Hundred Acre Wood on an all-new adventure that adds new depth to timeless and beloved characters old and new." --

The evilest of them all

July 10, 2018
Upton, Rachael, author.
San Diego, CA : Studio Fun International, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
At head of title: Disney Villains.
Profiles the famed scoundrels of Disney frp, Scar and Cruella De Vil to Gaston and Hades, to determine which one is the greatest of all.

Grim grinning ghosts

July 10, 2018
Esposito, John.
Los Angeles : Disney Press, c2018.
211 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
The eerie Amicus Arcane has returned to share more spooky stories from beyond the grave. His frightening fictions begin when three mysterious crates are delivered to the Haunted Mansion But beware the unearthly artifacts that lie beneath their lids: a petrified piano, a macabre mummy, and a demonic door are waiting for you inside.

The Basque dragon

July 9, 2018
Gidwitz, Adam, author.
178 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Elliot and Uchenna join Professor Fauna on another adventure--a trip to the Basque country where they have to save a herensuge from the billionaire Schmoke Brothers"-- Provided by publisher.

Freddie Mole, lion tamer

July 9, 2018
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
119 pages ; illustrations ; 22 cm
When Freddie gets a job at the circus to help his family financially, he is surprised--and frightened--to learn he will be the understudy for some of the acts.

Smack dab in the middle of maybe

July 9, 2018
Hackl, Jo., author.
New York : Random House, 2018.
231 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"When Cricket's Aunt Belinda accidentally forgets her in the grocery store, Cricket decides to run away once and for all. But Cricket has to stay close by because even though her mama hasn't been in touch since she disappeared, she'll surely come back. And Cricket has to be there when she does. Because she needs answers"--Provided by publisher.

Bumblebee at Super Hero High

July 5, 2018
Yee, Lisa, author.
New York : Random House, [2018]
193 pages ; 22 cm.
"When the world's honey supply starts to drop and some of her old tech disappears, super student Bumblebee enlists her friends Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, and Beast Boy to help her find out why"-- Provided by publisher.

Home again

July 5, 2018
George, K. (Kallie), 1983-
Los Angeles : New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2018.
170 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Summer has come to Fernwood Forest, and the staff of the Heartwood Hotel must trust each other as they contend with their biggest challenge yet"--Provided by publisher.


July 5, 2018
Johnson, Terry Lynn, author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]
104 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
In an interview with a reporter, eleven-year-old Carter recounts his tale of survival with twelve-year-old Anna in the perilous jungles of Costa Rica. Includes a list of suvival kit items.

Arcade or bust!

July 5, 2018
Glass, Amaris, author.
138 pages : 21 cm
At head of title: Nickelodeon The Loud house.
"In this second chapter book based on Nickelodeon's popular TV series The Loud House, Lincoln and his friend Clyde's favorite video game finally arrives at the arcade, and nothing will keep them from being first in line--except a houseful of sisters who all seem to need something from their one brother"-- Provided by publisher.

Not so normal Norbert

July 5, 2018
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
349 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"JIMMY Patterson Books."
Having been judged Different, Norbert, Drew, and Sophie are banished from the United State of Earth to Astronuts Camp on Zorquat 3 in the Orion Nebula, interfering with Norbert's quest to find his parents.

Stu Truly

July 5, 2018
Richards, Dan, 1966- author.
New York, NY : Yellow Jacket, 2018.
281 pages ; 22 cm
Sixth-grader Stuart Truly has confusing feelings about new student Becca, and it does not help that he, the son of a butcher, told her that his family, like hers, is vegetarian.

Teen Titans go! To the movies : the junior novel

July 5, 2018
Korté, Steven
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
119 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.
"Based on the screenplay by Michael Jelenic & Aaron Horvath."
"The Teen Titans are going Hollywood! It seems that all the major super heroes out there are starring in their own movies--all but the Teen Titans, that is! Robin is determined to remedy the situation and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only the team could get the hottest Hollywood director to notice them! With some madcap ideas and a song in their hearts, the Teen Titans travel to Tinseltown, set on achieveing their dream.

Hotel Transylvania 3. Summer vacation : movie novelization

July 3, 2018
Deutsch, Stacia, author.
125 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"All aboard! Welcome to the Bermuda Triangle, where monsters embark on the cruise of a lifetime. Everyone's favorite monsters are back, and this time, they're funnier than ever. Join Dracula, Mavis, Johnny, Dennis, Frankenstein, Wayne the Werewolf, Murray the Mummy, Invisible Man Griffin, and more for a spook-tacular monster vacation that's shore to be a good time. Find out what happens in this exciting cruise adventure in this hilarious monster comedy!"--Back cover.

The happy and heinous Halloween of Classroom 13

July 3, 2018
Lee, Honest, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
112 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Tired of being left out of everything, Classroom 13 itself puts out a bowl of cursed candy on Halloween that changes everyone into the costume he or she is wearing.

Power play

July 3, 2018
McMullen, Beth, 1969- author.
New York : Aladdin, 2018.
277 pages ; 22 cm.
When the creator of a new, popular reality game is kidnapped, Abigail Hunter and her friends go on their first official mission for The Center and if they are lucky they might just save the world.

Little sister stories. Pawla's clawesome fashion show

July 3, 2018
Finn, Sophie, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
121 pages ; 20 cm
"The Monster High Art Club is hosting a school-wide art show, and Pawla Wolf wants to participate! She asks to help with her big sister's fashion show, but Clawdeen suggests something even more spooktacular. Pawla should create her own monstrous show! But when their brother Barker feels left out, he decides to make his own manster clothing line too! is there enough room for all the Wolfs' clawesome designs--or are Pawla and Barker headed for a major fashion disaster?--Page [4] of cover.

Margot and Mateo save the world

July 3, 2018
Miller, Darcy, 1981- author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018
216 pages ; 22 cm
Waking up to find their town invaded by slug-like aliens, sixth graders Margot and Mateo team up with a visting scientist to save the day.

Willa of the wood

July 3, 2018
Beatty, Robert, 1963- author.
376 pages ; 22 cm
In the late 1800s, a twelve-year-old nightspirit living in the Great Smoky Mountains despairs as homesteaders destroy her forest habitat, until a chance encounter with a "day-folk" man changes everything she thought she knew about her people--and their greatest enemy.

The curse of the bully's wrath : a Mickey Rangel mystery

July 2, 2018
Saldaña, René, author.
Houston, TX : Pinata Books, an imprint of Arte Publico Press, [2018]
45, 48 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Funded by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
When new student Marco threatens Mickey to keep him from telling the principal that Marco started a fight, Mickey decides to find out what drives a bully, and possibly make Marco his friend.

Goldie Blox and the haunted hacks!

July 2, 2018
McAnulty, Stacy, author.
New York : Random House, [2018]
121 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"In order to save the old Bloxtown Inn, Goldie Blox must prove that it is haunted--even if she doesn't believe in ghosts"--Provided by publisher.

Jasmine Toguchi, flamingo keeper

July 2, 2018
Florence, Debbi Michiko, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, e2018.
112 pages : illustrations; 20 cm.
Jasmine makes a wish for a pet flamingo on the special daruma doll her grandmother sent from Japan, then sets out to prove herself responsibile enough for a pet.

Life according to Og the frog

July 2, 2018
Birney, Betty G., author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
150 pages ; 22 cm
"Og the Frog tells the story of how he first came to Room 26, where he meets Humphrey the hamster, befriends the students, and writes poems and songs"--Provided by publisher.

Max's story

July 2, 2018
Cameron, W. Bruce, author.
New York : Starscape, 2018.
191 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Includes reading and activity guide.
"I knew the girl was mine. The one I had been waiting for. But this girl, the right girl, somehow didn't hear me. My barks were not loud enough to reach her. I was not big enough to jump the fence and race to her. She walked steadily on with the three dogs on the leashes, and Gail reached down into the pen. "My goodness, Max, what is all the racket about?" she asked, lifting me up. "Careful, now! You'll make me drop you!" I wiggled and whined in her hands, frustrated and unhappy. She needed to let me down! I had to chase after that girl!"-- Back cover.

Spirit riding free. Pru's diary

July 2, 2018
Deutsch, Stacia, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
151 pages ; 20 cm
Based on the animated Netflix series: Spirit riding free.
"Dear Diary, Can you believe Lucky, Abigail and I are traveling to a circus exhibition with El Circo dos Grillos? It's supposed to be the most spectacular event, with tons of circuses performing their best acts and sharing in amazing traditions. I'll even get do my clown act...but I'm feeling a bit nervous about it. I wish Dad and Mom were here to help me out. Especially now, since this girl Catalina keeps acting like her clown performance is going to be better than mine. I know it's not a competition, but it's sure starting to feel that way. It'll just have to be my best performance EVER! Here goes nothing! Pru"--Back cover.

Tale of a scaredy-dog

July 2, 2018
Zemke, Deborah, author, illustrator.
141 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Bea Garcia loves art, especially when she gets to draw pictures of her dog, Sophie. When Sophie runs away after an encounter with the neighbor's cat, Bea has to find a way to bring her home again"-- Provided by publisher.

Guy Diamond and the rainbow roundup

July 2, 2018
Lewman, David, author.
124 pages ; 20 cm
"Collectible bookmark inside!"--Cover,
"Guy Diamond loves rainbows! So when all the rainbows disappear from the sky over Troll Village, he vows to get them back. Can he find them before the annual Rainbow Rave party?"--Page [4] of cover.

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