New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

January 15, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The fastest finish

January 14, 2019
Hapka, Cathy, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]
163 pages ; 22 cm.
"Includes Q & A with real-life ninja Allyssa Beird!"--Back cover.
The producers of Junior Ninja Champion announce a wildcard episode, throwing the team from Fit Kidz Gym off balance and forcing them to accept a new competitor on their team.

Comet rising

January 14, 2019
Connolly, MarcyKate, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2019]
295 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: Shadow weaver.
Shadow weaver Emmeline and her best friend Lucas, a light singer, must try to use their powers to stop evil Lady Aisling, the magic eater, once and for all.

Ralph breaks the Internet : the junior novelization

January 14, 2019
Francis, Suzanne, author.
New York : Random House, [2018]
139 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Based on the motion picture Ralph breaks the Internet.
"Includes 8-page full-color insert!"--Front cover.
Vanellope and Ralph explore the Internet in a retelling of the children's movie.

A circle of elephants

January 11, 2019
Dinerstein, Eric, 1952- author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2019.
266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Companion to: What elephants know.
Thirteen-year-old Nanda Singh, the youngest elephant driver in Nepal, enjoys a very special relationship with his tusker, Hira Prashad, through which he grows in understanding and compassion with all animals, including humans.

Beware the tiny-spino

January 11, 2019
Hansen, Dustin, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2019.
211 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Vicky Van Varbles, AKA Lin's nemesis, AKA the most annoying person on the planet, has discovered the microterium! Lin is convinced that this is the Worst. Thing. EVER! Vicky has never kept a secret in her life. The only solution is to trap her in a bug jar for the rest of eternity. But Danny has a different plan...if they can induct Vicky into the (newly created) International Microsaur Protection Agency, he's sure she can be convinced to keep their secret. But first Vicky has to pass Lin's increasingly difficult and dangerous tests...If Danny can't get Lin and Vicky to work together, then the microsaurs really might be doomed!

Cotton candy wishes

January 11, 2019
Springer, Kristina, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2019]
228 pages ; 22 cm
When seventh-grader Elle moves to a new town, she seizes the opportunity to reinvent herself and join the in-crowd, but soon she must choose between popularity and true friendship.

Dr. Snow has got to go!

January 11, 2019
Gutman, Dan, author.
105 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
When Ella Mentry School holds a science fair, Dr. Snow arrives to help A.J. and his friends conduct their experiments.

Famous mistakes

January 11, 2019
Keene, Carolyn, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2019.
164 pages ; 22 cm.
Nancy and her sleuthing friends race to find out who is responsible for sabotaging a controversial comedian's upcoming performance at River Heights's new arts complex, where an exhibition of Dutch Masters is being installed.

A human at the hotel

January 11, 2019
Spinner, Cala, author.
59 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Count Dracula's daughter, Mavis, is a lot like any other teenager: She wants to be taken seriously! So when her father has to leave Hotel Transylvania--the monsters-only hotel he built as a safe haven free of humans--Mavis thinks it's her big chance to prove to him that she can run the hotel all by herself. How hard can it be? Unfortunately for Mavis, Drac calls his sister, Mavis's Aunt Lydia, to watch over Mavis and the hotel while he's gone. Worse, Mavis mistakenly lures a human to the hotel. Can Mavis get the human to leave before Aunt Lydia finds out?-- Publisher's description.

Breaking the piggy bank

January 10, 2019
Maker, Martha, author.
114 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Maddie, Sam, Emily, and Bella have been busy at their craft clubhouse, so busy, in fact, that their supplies are starting to dwindle. It's time to stock up! In order to add a little money to their piggy bank, the friends decide to combine their skills and create their own business: an agua fresca stand! But something's not quite right. While the stand looks fabulous, the agua fresca is not. Can these crafty kids save their business before it's too late?" --Back cover.

Dragon Pearl

January 10, 2019
Lee, Yoon Ha, 1979- author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2019.
310 pages ; 22 cm
"Rick Riordan Presents."
Min, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces.

Funny kid : prank wars

January 10, 2019
Stanton, Matt (Illustrator), author, illustrator.
[New York, NY] : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

TBH, too much drama

January 10, 2019
Greenwald, Lisa, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
207 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Best friends Cecily, Gabby, and Prianka face drama in the last days of school as a meme goes viral, their mothers take them bra shopping together, and Cecily develops her first crush. Told entirely in text messages, emails, and notes.

Watch that witch!

January 10, 2019
Krulik, Nancy E., author.
New York, New York : Penguin Workshop, [2019]
138 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Impatient to end her Quest of Kindness and finally become a knight, Princess Pulverizer falls under the spell of an evil witch.

Genesis begins again

January 10, 2019
Williams, Alicia, 1970- author.
New York : Atheneum, [2019]
364 pages ; 22 cm
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Thirteen-year-old Genesis tries again and again to lighten her black skin, thinking it is the root of her family's troubles, before discovering reasons to love herself as is.

Lizzy Legend

January 10, 2019
Smith, Matthew Ross, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2019.
236 pages ; 22 cm
Unhappy at not being allowed to play on the boys' basketball team, Lizzy Trudeau, thirteen, wishes to never miss another shot and soon finds herself playing in the NBA against her hero, the greatest player of all time. Provided by Publisher.

The remarkable journey of Coyote Sunrise

January 10, 2019
Gemeinhart, Dan, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.
344 pages ; 22 cm
"Five years. That's how long Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have lived on the road in an old school bus, criss-crossing the nation. It's also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters in a car crash. Coyote hasn't been home in all that time, but when she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished -the very same park where she, her mom, and her sisters buried a treasured memory box- she devises an elaborate plan to get her dad to drive 3,600 miles back to Washington state in four days...without him realizing it. Along the way, they'll pick up a strange crew of misfit travelers. Lester has a lady love to meet. Salvador and his mom are looking to start over. Val needs a safe place to be herself. And then there's Gladys... Over the course of thousands of miles, Coyote will learn that going home can sometimes be the hardest journey of all...but that with friends by her side, she just might be able to turn her 'once upon a time' into a 'happily ever after.'"--Inside dust jacket.

The pirate book you've been looking for

January 9, 2019
Bondor-Stone, Annabeth, author.
190 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Based on a really funny idea by Harrison Blanz, Age 9."
"Now that Shivers has a brand-new, just built, scare-proof ship, the Groundhog, things have FINALLY taken a turn for the cozy. Theres just one problem-- not a SINGLE drop of water can fall on the ships deck for its whole first day a-sail or the pirate who owns it will be CURSED. There's just one more problem-- on Shivers's first night on the ship, there's the biggest thunderstorm since ol Davey Jones opened his locker for the first time. Now guess who's about to get cursed? With his best friend, Margo, and loyal fishmate, Albee, to pull him up by his bunny slippers, Shivers and his fellow buccaneers belly flop into another adventure filled with soggy socks and posh poodles to sniff out the pungent ghost of Quincy Thomas the Pirate to cast off the curse before he stinks up the Groundhogs poop deck for all of eternity!"--Provided by publisher.

The unteachables

January 9, 2019
Korman, Gordon, author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
279 pages ; 22 cm
Told in alternating voices, the teacher and students in room 117 find their lives changed over the course of a school year.

The adventurer's guide to treasure (and how to steal it)

January 9, 2019
White, Wade Albert, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
434 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Anne, Penelope, and Hiro are tasked once again with an impossible quest to save the world, leading them on a mission to defeat the supreme leader of pirates, rescue dear friends, and solve the riddle of Anne's mysterious heritage"-- Provided by publisher.

Supergirl : master of illusion

January 9, 2019
Whittemore, Jo, 1977- author.
New York : Amulet Books, 2019.
231 pages ; 21 cm.
"Kara Danvers, the one and only Supergirl, continues to keep National City safe"--Provided by publisher.

Sleepover scientist

January 9, 2019
Lyons, Kelly Starling, author.
84 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
At head of title: Jada Jones.
"Jada is hosting her first sleepover, and she has the perfect plan for a night of unforgettable fun: science experiments! But when her friends complain about her ideas, Jada worries the slumber party might actually be a snooze. Can she find a solution that will make her sleepover a smash?"--Back cover.

Warriors in winter

January 9, 2019
Osborne, Mary Pope, author.
88 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"A Stepping Stone Book."
"Jack and Annie are about to meet the fiercest warriors of all--the soldiers of the ancient Roman legion! When the magic tree house whisks them back to a Roman army camp, they learn their mission: Be like warriors. That is easier said than done--Roman soldiers are the best fighters in the world! When Jack and Annie find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, they're in big trouble. Who will save Jack and Annie?"--Jacket

Campaign chaos!

January 9, 2019
Freilich, Mollie, author.
140 pages ; 21 cm.
At head of title: Nickelodeon The Loud house.
"This all-new chapter book is based on Nickelodeon's popular TV series The Loud House--home to Lori, Leni, Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lucy, Lana, Lola, Lisa, Lily, and . . . Lincoln Loud! Lincoln's secret to surviving in the Loud house? Always have a plan"-- Provided by publisher.

Penguin days

January 9, 2019
Leach, Sara, 1971- author.
100 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Lauren, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder, reluctantly takes on the role of flower girl in her aunt's wedding. While it's difficult to break her familiar routines and deal with unfamiliar cousins and scratchy dresses, Lauren eventually decides that having an extended family is worth the bother."--Provided by publisher.

Destruction in the desert

January 9, 2019
Morgan, Winter, author.
106 pages ; 21 cm.
"An unofficial Minecrafters novel"--Cover.
When Joe goes missing, Brett and Poppy begin to search for him and find themselves transported to a desert city that needs their help to escape destruction by an evil villain.

The friendship war

January 9, 2019
Clements, Andrew, 1949- author.
New York : Random House, 2019.
173 pages ; 22 cm
Grace and Ellie have been best friends since second grade. Ellie's always right in the center of everything--and Grace is usually happy to be Ellie's sidekick. But what happens when everything changes? This time it's Grace who suddenly has everyone's attention when she accidentally starts a new fad at school.

The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA

January 9, 2019
Woods, Brenda (Brenda A.), author.
New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2019]
194 pages ; 22 cm
Gabriel, twelve, gains new perspective when he becomes friends with Meriwether, a Black World War II hero who has recently returned to the unwelcoming Jim Crow South.

The whispers

January 9, 2019
Howard, Greg (Gregory Steven), author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, [2019]
229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Eleven-year-old Riley's mom has disappeared and Riley knows that if he leaves tributes for the whispers, magical fairies that grant wishes, his mom will come back to him"-- Provided by publisher.

The wishbreaker

January 9, 2019
Whitesides, Tyler, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
328 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
To rescue his friend, Tina, who was abducted by a rogue genie, Ace teams up with his genie, Ridge, and together with an unlikely ally, they work to save the world.

An unwelcome quest

January 9, 2019
Meyer, Scott, 1971- author.
421 pages ; 21 cm
Ever since Martin Banks and his fellow computer geeks discovered that reality is just a computer program to be happily hacked, they've been jaunting back and forth through time, posing as medieval wizards and having the epic adventures that other nerds can only dream of having. But even in their wildest fantasies, they never expected to end up at the mercy of the former apprentice whom they sent to prison for gross misuse of magic and all-around evil behavior. Who knew that the vengeful Todd would escape, then conjure a computer game packed with wolves, wenches, wastelands, and assorted harrowing hazards -- and trap his hapless former friends inside it? Stripped of their magic powers, the would-be wizards must brave terrifying dangers, technical glitches, and one another's company if they want to see Medieval England -- and their favorite sci-fi movies on VHS -- ever again. Can our heroes survive this magical mystery torture? Or will it only lead them and their pointy hats into more peril?

Journey to the end

January 8, 2019
Mann, Greyson, author.
109 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"An unofficial Minecrafter's novel."--Cover.
Will has found a set of Elytra wings, but he won't use them until he can find a second set for his friend Mina. Together, they set out for the End, where they must face Endermen, shulkers, and the fierce Ender Dragon to find the wings -- and make it home again--From cover description.

Ice cream sandwiched

January 8, 2019
Simon, Coco, author.
146 pages ; 20 cm.
"Tamiko and Sierra can't stop talking about the dance coming up at their school. There's a dance coming up at Allie's school too, but it's not the same without having her two BFFs with her for support. Two friends, two dances, two schools--Allie is sandwiched in the middle everywhere! Can the girls figure out a way for all of them to feel like they are part of a crew again?" -- (Source of summary not specified)

Sprinkles before sweethearts

January 8, 2019
Simon, Coco, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2018.
134 pages ; 20 cm
While everyone around her seems to be in love, Tamiko is more interested in her own creative projects and does not see what all the fuss is about.

The extremely high tide!

January 8, 2019
Fox, Kir, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney Hyperion, 2019.
198 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"When Talise discovers a mysterious message in a bottle, she is convinced the message is meant for her--and it's telling her to build a boat"--Provided by publisher.

Pirate's price

January 8, 2019
Anders, Lou, author.
Los Angeles : Disney Lucasfilm Press, 2019.
225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Honda Ohnaka, a space pirate, hero of the Rebellion, and a villain according to Obi-Wan Kenobi. He tells stories of the most amazing ship, the Millennium Falcon, including his very first time onboard and a few occasions where he actually flew the Falcon. It includes some familiar character such as Han Solo and the Wookiee Chewbacca, plus some new characters on these wild rides that's traveling at lightspeed.

A star purr-formance

January 8, 2019
Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta, author.
New York : Random House, [2019]
92 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"A Stepping Stone Book."
When Purrmaid friends Shelly, Angel, and Coral team up with the Catfish Club to audition for the annual Founder's Day Showcase, they learn that singing well requires more than just practice.

Sophia and Rainbow

January 8, 2019
Sykes, Julie, author.
New York : Random House, 2019.
104 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Originally published in London by Nosy Crow in 2018.
"After ten-year-old Sophia meets her unicorn, Rainbow, at Lakeside Unicorn Academy, they're away on their first amazing adventure--they must discover who is tampering with the lake that gives unicorns their magic!"-- Provided by publisher.

Mavis in charge : Mavis's guide to running a hotel, handling adults, and having fun!

January 8, 2019
Finnegan, Delphine, author.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Get an inside look at the funny balancing act known as Mavis's life through the diary entries, notes, lists, and doodles she keeps in this guidebook inspired by the hit Disney Channel show Hotel Transylvania: The Series. While Drac's away, Mavis will play...and make sure the guests at Hotel Transylvania have a spooktacular time! Get reacquainted with some of the popular characters from the Hotel Transylvania movies, while discovering new favorites from the television show like Mavis's friends Hank N. Stein, Pedro, and Wendy Blob--as well as her occasional arch-nemesis, Aunt Lydia, in this creepy, colorful guide! Fans won't want to miss this awesome guidebook that's jam-packed with Mavis's diary entries, notes, lists, and even a few not-so-helpful tips from Aunt Lydia. They'll love getting a sneak peek into this confident teen vampire's life as she hangs out with friends, embarks on some wacky adventures, and runs the hotel while Drac's away.

The secrets of Winterhouse

January 7, 2019
Guterson, Ben, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
371 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Christy Ottaviano Books."
Back at the Winterhouse hotel for another holiday season, Elizabeth and Freddy, who love puzzles, dig deeper into the mystery surrounding a hotel guest who left behind odd artifacts, including a magical book that evil Gracella Winters once attempted to use to gain destructive power over the entire Falls lineage.

Flight of the Bluebird

January 7, 2019
LaReau, Kara, author.
New York : Amulet Books, 2019.
165 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Sisters Jaundice and Kale Bland are flown to Egypt, where they are reunited with their parents, whose real identities they learn, and seek to uncover the mysteries of a magical scarab.

Angor Reborn

January 4, 2019
Hamilton, Richard, author.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2018.
145 pages, 8 unumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Based on characters from DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia series.
Jim faces off against Angor Rot in this all-new epic story based on the hit Netflix series Trollhunters--from the limitless imagination of acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation. When presented with one more task from Merlin, Jim Lake, Jr., isn't too worried. How bad could bathing in a magical elixir be? It almost sounds soothing. Hopefully he'll be able to relax and get away from it all. Oddly enough, it does transport him, just not in the way he imagined. Suddenly Jim finds himself in the cold, dark woods and he's not alone. The recently resurrected Angor Rot is there with a score to settle. To make matters more complicated, Jim has suddenly grown taller, stronger, and is sporting some very Troll-like hair, eyes, and teeth. All of this leaves him questioning Merlin's magic, trying to get a handle on his new body, and wondering how he'll get away from Angor Rot. Talk about an awkward stage! This book includes full-color glossy inserts with images from the show! DreamWorks Trollhunters (c) 2018 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.


January 3, 2019
Aslan, Austin, author.
336 pages ; 22 cm.
"The roar of the crowd, the glow of the spotlight, the thrill of the race--Mace Blazer dreams of going TURBO. TURBOnauts thrive on the thrum of trimorphers's rocket engines as the vehicles morph from super-powered race cars to speeding jet aircrafts to torpedo-fast submarines, while they race full-throttle around every bend. And Mace believes he's got what it takes to join their ranks--he only needs the chance to prove it. So when a reclusive retired racer chooses Mace to try out to be part of the next generation of TURBOnauts, Mace knows that this is his moment to show what he can do. But the path to his big shot means facing down the best and the brightest from around the world. Mace will have to live more fearlessly, hone quicker reflexes, be revolutionary--but will it be enough? Mace quickly realizes that everything he's ever hoped for comes at a price. He'll have to decide between what is right and what is easy. Every morph counts in the first book in this exhilarating new adventure series by the acclaimed author of The Islands at the End of the World, Austin Aslan"--Jacket.

Climbing strong

January 3, 2019
Maddox, Jake, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, [2019]
91 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Thirteen-year-old Mike Gordon loves a good thrill. And he's not afraid to bread the rules to get one. When Mike goes too far, a friend points him in the right direction--up. Rock climbing can givr all the excitement he needs.

Kart rival

January 3, 2019
Maddox, Jake, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, [2019]
91 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
When his Aunt Lucy introduces Sheldon to the world of kart racing he is quickly hooked; the challenge of building a winning kart is irresistible, and so is the opportunity to take "Coal Roller," the local champion (and bully) down--and maybe he can even make his often-absent father proud.

Scarlett and Blaze

January 3, 2019
Sykes, Julie, author.
New York : Random House, 2019.
107 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Originally published in London by Nosy Crow in 2018.
"Magical Sparkle Lake is starting to freeze, and Unicorn Academy might have to close. Can ten-year-old Scarlett and her unicorn Blaze find out who's freezing the lake and save the school?"-- Provided by publisher.

Blizzard besties

January 3, 2019
Méndez, Yamile Saied, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2019]
261 pages ; 20 cm.
When her little brother Hunter gets lost in a blizzard while on a family vacation, Vanesa sets out with her friends and a giant dog to rescue him.

Max & the Midknights

January 2, 2019
Peirce, Lincoln, author, illustrator.
New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2019]
278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Max and a group of friends dubbed the Midknights go on a quest to rescue the Kingdom of Byjovia from the mean King Gastley!"--Provided by publisher.

My life in Smiley : it's all good

January 2, 2019
Marchand Kalicky, Anne, 1979- author.
200 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Eleven-year-old Max is a middle-schooler who's written a personal journal that covers every noteworthy event of his life; however, he doesn't want it read before 2126.

Simon the sea cat

January 2, 2019
Sterne, Marc, author.
42 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"This is based on the true story of a cat named Simon, who, through his heroic actions, won the hearts of his shipmates aboard the HMS Amethyst, and in the process was promoted to be a full member of the crew (Able Sea Cat). He also won the highest decoration possible for an animal : the Dickin Medal. In fact, as of this publishing, he is the only cat to ever win that award"--from Amazon.

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