New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

August 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

My Bibi always remembers

August 29, 2014
Buzzeo, Toni.
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Tembo, a little African elephant, wants to be just like her grandmother, Bibi, but is often distracted when she is supposed to be following Bibi to a watering hole. Includes a note about elephants.


August 29, 2014
Cody, Matthew.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014]
314 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Super.
"Supers of noble's green"--Title page.
"Fourteen-year-old Daniel and his friends battle the Nobles of the new Noble Academy and attempt to defeat the Shroud once and for all"-- Provided by publisher.

Watch out, Hollywood! : more confessions of a so-called middle child

August 29, 2014
Lennon, M. T. (Maria T.)
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
213 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Confessions of a so-called middle child.
The trials and tribulations of twelve-year-old Charlie C. Cooper, reformed bully, gifted hacker, and middle child, continue as Charlie tries to convert her overnight fame into a lucrative role on a television show.

Disappearance at Hangman's Bluff : a Felony Bay mystery

August 29, 2014
Thompson, J. E.
New York, NY : Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
326 pages : maps ; 22 cm
"When Abbey and Bee's neighbor's dog, Yemassee, is kidnapped, they decide it's their job to find the men who took him"-- Provided by publisher.

Island of legends

August 29, 2014
McMann, Lisa, author.
New York : Aladdin, [2014]
478 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Divided by their society into Wanted and Unwanted at thirteen, estranged twin brothers Aaron and Alex have both run into trouble--as mage of Artime, Alex must defend the island from attack, while Aaron continues to scheme to take over the islands and get rid of the Unwanteds altogether.

The princess and the foal

August 29, 2014
Gregg, Stacy.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
263 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Princess Haya loves her family more than anything--especially her mother who brings light and happiness into King Hussein's house. So when Queen Alia is killed in a tragic accident, Princess Haya is devastated. Knowing how unhappy she is and how much she loves horses, Haya's father, King Hussein, gives her a special present: a foal of her very own. And this foal changes Princess Haya's world completely"-- Provided by publisher.

Revenge of Superstition Mountain

August 28, 2014
Broach, Elise, author.
294 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Sequel to: Missing on Superstition Mountain.
"Book three."
The Barker brothers and their friend Delilah secretly climb up to Superstition Mountain one last time, hoping to solve the remaining mysteries, including whether the librarian is really the ghost of Julia Thomas, what was their uncle Hank's role in discovering the gold mine, and especially, who is trying to kill them.

Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to making money

August 28, 2014
Greenwald, Tom.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
201 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"When his weekly allowance just isn't cutting it anymore, lovable slacker Charlie Joe devises ways to make more money--and fast"-- Provided by publisher.

Searching for Silverheels

August 28, 2014
Mobley, Jeannie.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2014]
282 pages ; 22 cm
In Colorado during World War I, a young, romantically minded girl and an old, bitter woman suffragist debate a local legend and examine the role of women in a time of war and prejudice.

Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

August 28, 2014
Osborne, Jill, 1961-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, 2014.
246 pages ; 22 cm
"The good news shoes ; book 3"--Title page.
Although adjusting to African culture is difficult, Riley Mae grows physically stronger and connects with Christian women and children in Kenya, where she and her Swiftriver friends hope to escape their enemies, until a misstep leads to big trouble.

The key that swallowed Joey Pigza

August 28, 2014
Gantos, Jack.
New York : Farrar, Straus Giroux, 2014.
154 pages ; 22 cm
"Everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey as he becomes the man of the house, looking after his new baby brother, taking care of his troubled mother, and seeking out his missing father"-- Provided by publisher.

Half a world away

August 28, 2014
Kadohata, Cynthia.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014]
225 pages ; 22 cm.
Twelve-year-old Jaden, an emotionally damaged adopted boy fascinated by electricity, feels a connection to a small, weak toddler with special needs in Kazakhstan, where Jaden's family is trying to adopt a "normal" baby.

Cat in the city

August 28, 2014
Salamon, Julie.
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2014]
192 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
As he tries to make his own way in New York City, a handsome stray cat that becomes known as Pretty Boy finds a series of temporary homes while learning that relying on others, and being relied upon, is a wonderful thing.

The graham cracker plot

August 28, 2014
Tougas, Shelley.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
278 pages : 21 cm
Calamity ensues when almost twelve-year-old Daisy and her sometimes best friend Graham try to break Daisy's father out of prison.

Forbidden passage

August 28, 2014
Probst, Jeff, 1962- author.
New York, New York : Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014].
146, 14 pages ; 20 cm.
Just as they are about to be rescued from their stay on Nowhere Island, Jane, Buzz, Carter and Vanessa find themselves stranded on another island when their dinghy is swept away by a strong current.


August 27, 2014
Haddix, Margaret Peterson.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2014]
438 pages ; 22 cm
After returning the missing children from history to their original time periods, thirteen-year-old Jonah must save time itself when aviator Charles Lindbergh mysteriously appears and kidnaps Jonah's sister.

Red berries, white clouds, blue sky

August 27, 2014
Dallas, Sandra.
Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, [2014]
237 pages ; 21 cm.
"After Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, twelve-year-old Tomi and her Japanese-American family are split up and forced to leave their California home to live in internment camps in New Mexico and Colorado"-- Provided by the publisher.

The phantom music box

August 27, 2014
Weyn, Suzanne.
186 pages ; 20 cm.
"Hauntings"--Title page.
Emma would rather be at her ballet class than at the Haunted Museum, but she can't miss her best friend's birthday party. In a spooky exhibit of music boxes, she's drawn to one in particular, in which a pair of dancers spin slowly to a haunting melody. But that very night, the music box shows up at her door--like it's following her. Emma dances better than she ever imagined when the music box is playing. But that's not all. Sometimes the music speeds up, and the dancers seem to move on their own. Emma finds the lid open, music playing, even when she knows she'd shut it before. And then an eye appears in the mirror inside the lid--someone is watching Emma! The more Emma learns about the history of the music box, the more she realizes she needs to break the hold it has over her before it's too late. But the better she dances when the music plays, the less she wants to!

The turtle of Oman : a novel

August 25, 2014
Nye, Naomi Shihab.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
299 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
When Aref, a third-grader who lives in Muscat, Oman, refuses to pack his suitcase and prepare to move to Michigan, his mother asks for help from his grandfather, his Siddi, who takes Aref around the country, storing up memories he can carry with him to a new home.

Starring Jules (third grade debut)

August 25, 2014
Ain, Beth Levine, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, [2014]
164 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Jules is starting third grade, but her new teacher seems a little strange, she has to choose and research a famous person for the class wax museum project, and rehearsals for the sitcom she is in are harder than ever--especially since the TV show is about to air.

Little Red Quacking Hood

August 25, 2014
Jones, Noah (Noah Z.), author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2014.
72 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
In her second adventure in the Land of Fake-Believe, Princess Pink meets Scaredy-Pants Wolf, a baker whose business has been robbed by Little Red Quacking Hood--and to save the bakery Princess must figure out why the ducks are suddenly so interested in pies.

The locker ate Lucy!

August 25, 2014
Chabert, Jack, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
90 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Only a week into his job as hall monitor and class protector, Sam Graves and his friends Lucy and Antonio are trying to uncover the secrets of Eerie Elementary, their living and malevolent school--and then Lucy gets eaten by her locker.

Amelia Bedelia shapes up

August 25, 2014
Parish, Herman.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
148 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Picked last for kickball, Amelia Bedelia gets another chance to prove her athleticism when her class holds a mini-Oylympics.

The ultimate fairy guide

August 25, 2014
Meadows, Daisy, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2014.
114 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
A fan's reference to the "Rainbow Magic" series profiles one hundred fifty favorite fairy characters, listing their best friends, hobbies, preferences, and unique powers.

November night

August 25, 2014
Roy, Ron, 1940-
New York : Random House, [2014].
70 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
"As Thanksgiving approaches, Nate and Lucy must help Bradley and Brian find out what their shady new neighbors are up to"-- Provided by publisher.

On impact

August 25, 2014
Ball, Nate, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
110 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Injured in a bicycle accident, Zack discovers that his alien houseguest has swiped his brakes, placing Zack's baseball season in jeopardy while subjecting him to an annoying little brother.

Nuts to you

August 25, 2014
Perkins, Lynne Rae.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
259 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
After surviving being carried off by a hawk, a young squirrel resolves to find his way home, as his best friends begin their search for him.

A million ways home

August 25, 2014
Dorisi-Winget, Dianna, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
242 pages ; 22 cm
When her grandmother and guardian suffers a stroke, twelve-year-old Poppy Parker's life turns upside down--but when she witnesses a murder and has to go into witness protection with Detective Brannigan's mother it becomes hard to believe she will ever find a way home, let alone save Gunner, a beautiful German shepherd with an uncertain future.

Somebody on this bus is going to be famous

August 25, 2014
Cheaney, J. B.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2014.
296 pages ; 22 cm
During a torrential rainstorm, a school bus goes off the road and, with the driver unconscious, it is up to her passengers to try to rescue each other and go for help.

Jelly Bean

August 25, 2014
Lord, Cynthia, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2014.
125 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
No pets are allowed in the apartment where Suzannah and her family live, so she volunteers at a local pet shelter and plays with the dogs and cats there--but when a child whose family is moving brings in her pet guinea pig, Jelly Bean, Suzannah promises that she will find him the perfect home.

The Zoo at the Edge of the World

August 25, 2014
Gale, Eric Kahn, 1986-
New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
233 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Marlin, a stutterer, can talk smoothly and freely with the jungle animals that populate his father's zoo in South America--until a mysterious man-eating black jaguar that his father catches and brings back home talks back"-- Provided by publisher.

The glow of the spotlight : my journey with Rebecca

August 25, 2014
Greene, Jacqueline Dembar.
Middleton, WI : American Girl, [2014]
163 pages ; 20 cm.
"Rebecca, 1914."
"What if you, as a girl battling stage fright before a dance recital, suddenly found yourself in Rebecca's world in 1914? Join Rebecca on adventures where the two of you can try out for a vaudeville show, put on a musical, or even sneak into a factory to deliver an important message. Your journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of options in this multiple-ending story"-- Provided by publisher.

A brighter tomorrow : my journey with Julie

August 25, 2014
McDonald, Megan.
Middleton, WI : American Girl, [2014]
149 pages ; 20 cm.
"What if you suddenly found yourself in Julie's world--sunny San Francisco in the 1970s? Join her on this adventure where the two of you can challenge the boys to a basketball contest, or spend a day at the beach and rescue a baby sea otter. Your journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of options in this multiple-ending story"-- Provided by publisher.

The lilac tunnel : my journey with Samantha

August 25, 2014
Falligant, Erin.
Middleton, WI : American Girl, [2014].
195 pages ; 20 cm.
"Samantha, 1904."
"What if you, as a girl trying to adjust to her new stepfamily, suddenly found yourself in Samantha's world at the start of the 20th century? Join Samantha on exciting adventures. Your journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of options in this multiple-ending story"-- Provided by publisher.

Missing pieces of me

August 25, 2014
Van Leeuwen, Jean, author.
New York : Two Lions, 2014
226 pages ; 22 cm
"More than anything, ten-year-old Weezie wants to please her momma. She babysits her spoiled half-sister, Ruth Ann, and little Jackson. She makes tea for Momma in Gramma Emmeline's beautiful teapot. She even tries to cook dinner. But nothing turns out quite right. And Momma is never pleased. Hard times and a daddy who ran off before she was born seem to have stolen all of Momma's love. If only Weezie could find her daddy, she's sure her life would be happier."--Goodreads website.

Gabriel Finley & the raven's riddle

August 25, 2014
Hagen, George, 1958-
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2014.
371 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Eleven-year-old Gabriel, with the help of the young raven Paladin, which whom he has a magical bond, travels to the foreboding land of Aviopolis, where he must face challenges and unanswerable riddles to rescue his long-missing father.


August 25, 2014
Miles, Ellen, author.
88 pages ; 20 cm
Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home. When Lizzie goes up to the mountains with her best friend, Maria, the girls think that they're going to get a break from their dog-walking business. But then Zipper shows up and Lizzie can't resist helping this adorable pup!

Cheesie Mack is sort of freaked out

August 25, 2014
Cotler, Stephen L.
New York : Random House, [2014]
244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Cheesie and his best friend, Georgie, pull off a fantastic UFO prank, but when things go wrong, the victims of the prank plan a sinister plot as payback"-- Provided by publisher.

The howling ghost

August 25, 2014
Pike, Christopher, 1955-
111 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
A nasty old ghost takes Cindy's younger brother, Neil. Cindy is left heartbroken with no one to believe and help her find her brother.

Diary of Dorkius Maximus

August 25, 2014
Collins, Tim, 1975-
London : Buster, 2013.
191 pages : ill. ; 20 cm.

Bombs over London

August 25, 2014
Moss, Marissa.
Berkeley, California : Creston Books, LLC, [2014]
228 pages illustrations ; 21 cm.
Instructed by her time-traveling mother to travel to World War I London and steal a German spy's briefcase, thirteen-year-old Mira enjoys meeting famous suffragists and such writers as Arthur Conan Doyle, but soon begins to struggle with whether the changes she has been working for are the right thing to do, or if history should be allowed to unfold without interference.

Violet Mackerel's pocket protest

August 25, 2014
Branford, Anna.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014]
118 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Originally published in 2013 by Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd"--Copyright page.
Violet and Rose organize a protest to save the big oak tree in Clover Park.

Einstein the class hamster and the very real game show

August 25, 2014
Tashjian, Janet.
New York : Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company , 2014.
164 pages ; 21 cm
Companion to: Einstein the class hamster.
When Ms. Moreno's class appears on the hit game show Kids Know Stuff, the show's host walks off the set but with the assistance of a sound engineer, Ned and Marlon help Einstein get ready to host the show and save the day--if only he did not have stage fright.

Cam Jansen and the Joke House mystery

August 25, 2014
Adler, David A.
New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
53 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
While Cam's Aunt Molly is competing in a comedy contest, the expensive plate the winner will receive disappears and Cam and Eric set out to find it before the contest is over.

Goosebumps wanted : the haunted mask

August 22, 2014
Stine, R. L.
New York : Scholastic Press, c2012.
231 p. ; 22 cm.
When she discovers an evil mask at the bottom of a trunk and puts it on, LuAnn's Halloween turns into a real nightmare because only an act of unbelievable kindness can remove it.

Finding Ruby Starling

August 22, 2014
Rivers, Karen, 1970- author.
New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2014].
294 pages ; 22 cm
Through e-mails, letters, blog entries, and movie scripts, twelve-year-old Ruth, an American girl, and Ruby, an English one, discover that they are long-lost twins.


August 22, 2014
Korman, Gordon, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014].
222 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Amy and Dan Cahill have their final confrontation with twisted billionaire J. Rutherford Pierce, a man whose power has no limits and is one step away from being elected president.

Captain Underpants and the tyrannical retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 : the eleventh epic novel

August 22, 2014
Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author.
220 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The monstrous Turbo Toilet 2000 is determined to take revenge on George, Harold, and Captain Underpants.


August 22, 2014
de la Peña, Matt, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2014.
189 pages ; 20 cm.
Dak, Sera, and Riq fix the Great Breaks in history and prepare for the ultimate confrontation with the SQ.

Whack of the P-rex

August 22, 2014
Cummings, Troy, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
89 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
When Alexander and his friends find a very large footprint and piles of candy everywhere, they realize the school is being threatened by a Piñata-saurus Rex, a sweet-tasting monster who likes to smash things--and they find that the solution may be as near as a broken ant farm.

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