New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

August 15, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Finding Langston

August 14, 2018
Cline-Ransome, Lesa, author.
©2018
107 pages ; 22 cm
Discovering a book of Langston Hughes' poetry in the library helps Langston cope with the loss of his mother, relocating from Alabama to Chicago as part of the Great Migration, and being bullied.

Where the woods end

August 14, 2018
Salter, Charlotte, author.
©2018
302 pages ; 22 cm
Twelve-year-old Kestrel lives in a seemingly endless forest, and in order to escape she will need to defeat her Grabber, a creature that builds its body to reflect her greatest fear.-- Provided by Publisher.

Digging deep

August 14, 2018
Maddox, Jake, author.
©2019
62 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Asiyah Najjar enjoys playing volleyball with her friend, Lucy, and the rest of the players in their recreational league, but this year Lucy has talked her into joining the travel team--and suddenly volleyball is a lot more demanding, and a lot less fun, then it used to be, and easy-going Asiyah must learn to dig deep if she does not want to let her teammates down.

The league of laughs

August 14, 2018
Manning, Matthew K., author.
©2019
105 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
When the Joker and a team of supervillains invade the Justice League Watchtower and knock out Batman and Superman, it is up to Cyborg to try and rescue his teammates and retake the Watchtower, and it is up to the reader to decide how he will proceed--and whether he succeeds.

Pick and roll

August 14, 2018
Maddox, Jake, author.
©2019
66 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Eighth-grader and starting point guard Roman is initially thrilled when big man Sebastian transfers schools and joins the team, but Sebastian's skills seem to have disappeared and the other kids are merciless in their criticism--then Roman's big sister gives him some advice: talk to Sebastian and find out what is going on, and add a pick-and-roll to the team playbook.

Striker's sister

August 14, 2018
Maddox, Jake, author.
©2019
62 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Lily Davis's big sister and star soccer player, Jana, has left home for basic training, and now Lily's parents and coach want her to change positions, from goalie to striker, wear Jana's jersey, and fill her sister's shoes--at first she goes along with the switch, until a letter from Jana gives her the courage to tell them all that she is her own person, and that person is a goalie.

The ultimate weapon

August 14, 2018
Manning, Matthew K., author.
©2019
105 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Batman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman investigate Lex Luthor's ultimate weapon auction, and when they discover that it is their Justice League teammate Metamorpho that is being sold, they realize that they must rescue him--and how they proceed and whether they succeed is up to the reader in this "you choose" story.

Magic mistakes

August 14, 2018
Kuenzler, Lou, author.
©2016
197 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Originally published as Bella Broomstick by Scholastic Ltd., London, in 2016"--Title page verso.
After failing the entrance exam to Creepy Castle School for the third time, Bella Broomstick is sent into the Person World, where she is forbidden to do magic while being fostered by a non-magical couple who are unaware of her ability to speak to a lost kitten and use a feathery flamingo pen to cast spells.

The legend of the howling werewolf

August 14, 2018
Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2018.
109 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Includes an excerpt from The day of the dead mystery.
"Created by Gertrude Chandler Warner."
"The Aldens are helping out at a harvest festival in a town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. But something in the hills is scaring people away! Are the local rumors about a werewolf true?"--Back cover.

Broken branch falls

August 14, 2018
Tyler, Tara, author.
©2014
266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Doing homework for bully ogres and getting laughed at as the butt of pixie pranks, Gabe is tired of his goblin life. When he and his friends step out of their nerdy stereotype and pull a prank of their own on the dragons at the first football game, it literally backfires, bringing a High Council vote to dismantle not only Gingko High, but the whole town, too! The Book of Ages - hidden handbook of the High Council, filled with knowledge and power - may be Gabe's only hope. With the help of friends old and new, can Gabe complete his quest to find the Book in time ot save Broken Branch Falls? Or will he remain an outcast forever?"--Page 4 of cover.

Karen, Hannie, and Nancy : the three musketeers

August 14, 2018
Martin, Ann M., 1955-
New York : Scholastic, 1992.
137 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"A Little Apple paperback."
Karen and her best friends Hannie and Nancy play together so much they call themselves the Three Musketeers. But Karen gets left out of plans made by the other two girls, and gets really upset. Includes activity pages in the back.

The big game

August 13, 2018
Green, Tim, 1963- author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
304 pages ; 24 cm
Danny Owens is dedicating his seventh-grade football season to his recently-deceased father, an NFL legend, but the pressure to succeed is magnified by his inability to read.

Finding Esme

August 13, 2018
Crowley, Suzanne Carlisle, author.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
280 pages ; 22 cm
"Twelve-year-old Esme and her best friend, Finch, discover dinosaur bones on her family's peach farm and are suddenly surrounded by people with nefarious motives"-- Provided by publisher.

The Land of Neverendings

August 13, 2018
Saunders, Kate, 1960- author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2018]
246 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published: London : Faber & Faber Limited, Bloomsbury House, 2017.
"Emily's world is shattered after her sister dies and she finds she misses her sister's teddy bear, Bluey, almost as much as her sister. Then Emily dreams of talking toys who have a message from Bluey, but soon discovers that magic from the toy world is spilling out into the real world with disastrous consequences. Emily must decide whether finding Bluey is worth risking the lives of those she loves"-- Provided by publisher.

So done

August 13, 2018
Chase, Paula, author.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
296 pages ; 22 cm
"When best friends Metai and Jamila are reunited after a summer apart, their friendship threatens to combust from the pressure of secrets, middle school, and looming auditions for a potentially life-changing new talented-and-gifted program"-- Provided by publisher.

Blue line breakaway

August 13, 2018
Maddox, Jake, author.
©2019
65 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Eleven-year-old Jack Wickman is tired of skating in his big sister's shadow, after all she is five years older and a goalie (on the boys' team!) and he skates center so they really should not be compared to each other--he is convinced that he has the hockey talent, so all he needs is the chance to make a breakaway of his own.

Cosmic conquest

August 13, 2018
Sutton, Laurie, author.
©2019
105 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
When Circe transforms the male members of the Justice League into Beastiamorph servants, and plans to use them to conquer other planets, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and the other female superheroes must stop her and rescue and reverse Circe's spells--and it is up to the reader if they will succeed.

The portal of doom

August 13, 2018
Sutton, Laurie, author.
©2019
105 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Seeking an ancient weapon with which to destroy Aquaman, Black Manta accidentally unleashes a horde of inter-dimensional monsters, and when the Justice League swings into action, it is up to the reader to decide how they proceed, and what surprises they discover.

Magic smells awful

August 13, 2018
Manning, Matthew K., author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, [2019]
117 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Just when fifth-grader Xander Stone decides to give up his long search for magical creatures, he encounters three Rainbow-Barfing Unicorns, who were banished from the magical world of Pegasia after an encounter with a mysterious object leaking green gas turned them into smelly, zombie-like, rainbow-upchucking creatures--and Xander will need to keep his wits about him if he is to hide the true nature of his new friends from other humans.

Meet Yasmin!

August 13, 2018
Faruqi, Saadia, author.
©2019
89 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.
Yasmin the explorer -- Yasmin the builder -- Yasmin the fashionista -- Yasmin the painter.
In this compilation of four separately published books, Pakistani American second grader Yasmin learns to cope with the small problems of school and home, while gaining confidence in her own skills and creative abilities.

Mystery in the mansion

August 13, 2018
Magaziner, Lauren, author.
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
390 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Pick Your Path, Crack the Case!"
Carlos and his friends must uncover who is sending death threats to a wealthy eccentric or Carlos' mother may lose her business, and the reader decides which clues they will follow.

Midnight at the haunted hotel

August 13, 2018
Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2018.
137 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Interactive mystery."
The Boxcar Children are investigating strange events at a hotel that some people say is haunted, and it seems like every room holds a new surprise. In this interactive, choose-your-path mystery, readers will put their sleuthing skills to the test, making decisions that will either help the Aldens crack the case or lead them deeper into the haunted hotel.

Feather's flight

August 9, 2018
Bliss, Emily, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
116 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Cressida visits the Rainbow Realm where Feather, a unicorn who can fly, is having a sleepover, complete with magic pajamas created by Ernest the wizard lizard that will allow the others to fly.

Time Stoppers. Escape from the Badlands

August 9, 2018
Jones, Carrie, 1971- author.
New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2018.
386 pages ; 22 cm.
Jamie tried to lift Annie's spirits and his own. "We can do this, you know." She sucked her lips in toward her mouth. They were cracking from the dryness. "I know. We have to. There's no choice. Let's go find that door, okay, Jamie? You and me? No matter what." He knew she meant, no matter if you turn troll. Bumping her with his hip, he made his voice braver for her. "Always."

Firefly's glow

August 9, 2018
Bliss, Emily, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
111 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Cressida returns to the Rainbow Realm, where she helps Princess Firefly, the orange unicorn, with the opening of a new library.

Wish upon a sleepover

August 9, 2018
Selfors, Suzanne, author.
New York : Imprint, 2018.
212 pages ; 22 cm
A group of misfits has a sleepover that involves a scavenger hunt and slightly magical soup in this story of newfound friendship in unexpected places.

The haunted halls

August 8, 2018
Tharp, Jason, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
91 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
It is Halloween at Happy Tails School and the students are having a Super Scare-Off, but unexplainable things begin to happen and rumors swirl about real ghosts haunting the halls.

School for crooks

August 8, 2018
Rusu, Meredith, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
60 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Brick adventures: 3 new stories"--Cover.
There's a new villain in town and he's running a school for crooks.

Royal crown

August 8, 2018
Cabot, Meg, author, illustrator.
New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2018.
217 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Anticipating her sister's coronation, Princess Olivia visits with an American friend, while dealing with her cousin's gossiping about her relationship with Prince Kahlil.

Toaff's way

August 8, 2018
Voigt, Cynthia, author.
New York : A.lfred A. Knopf, 2018.
256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Toaff is a small squirrel full of big questions. Why must I stay away from the human's house? Why shouldn't I go beyond the pine trees? Why do we fight with the red squirrels across the drive? His sister shrugs--that's just the way things are. His brother bullies--because I said so. And the older squirrels scold--too many questions! Can Toaff really be the only one to wonder why?--Amazon

Little Amish Lizzie

August 8, 2018
Byler, Linda, author.
©2018
vii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Lizzie is a five-year-old Amish girl in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is spunky, sensitive, and not nearly as pious as her older sister Emma. Lizzie sometimes daydreams instead of praying when she bows her head before meals ... but she figures God knows she's grateful for the good food Mam puts on the table every night. Her wild spirit often gets her into trouble, though, and she wonders why she can't be as sweet and kind as her goody-two-shoes big sister. Will she always be at odds with her own fiery spirit?"--Provided by publisher.

Ginger the kitten

August 8, 2018
Clarke, Jane, 1954- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
83 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
When Ginger injures her nose during a walk through Thistletown meadow, Dr. KittyCat must come to the rescue.

Mystery on Mushroom Island

August 7, 2018
Morgan, Winter, author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]
99 pages ; 21 cm.
"Edison and Billy have an explosive adventure in the final Unofficial Minecrafter Mystery"--Provided by publisher.

Pinny in fall

August 7, 2018
Schwartz, Joanne (Joanne F.), 1960- author.
Berkeley, California : Groundwood Books, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"On a crisp fall day, Pinny decides to go for a walk. She packs a sweater, her rain hat, a book, a snack and her treasure pouch. Set for adventure, Pinny's day includes a windy game of tag with her friends, an exciting call for help from the lighthouse keeper and a surprising encounter with the falling autumn leaves."-- Provided by publisher.

Nowhere boy

August 7, 2018
Marsh, Katherine.
©2018
362 pages ; 22 cm.
"Fourteen-year-old Ahmed, a Syrian refugee, and thirteen-year-old Max, an American boy, are bound by a secret that sets them on the adventure of a lifetime"-- Provided by publisher.

Trail of the ghost bunny

August 7, 2018
Singleton, Linda Joy, author.
©2018
262 pages ; 21 cm
"Kelsey's family moves into a bed and breakfast that comes with its own bunny...and its own ghost"-- Provided by publisher.

The encounter

August 7, 2018
Applegate, Katherine.
New York : Scholastic, [2011]
154 pages ; 20 cm.
When Tobias and his friends were given the power to morph, they were also given an important warning: Never stay in a morph for more than two hours. But Tobias broke the time limit, and now he's trapped in the body of a hawk -- forever. When he discovers an important Yeerk secret, Tobias knows he has to do everything in his power to destroy it. But to do so, he'll have to contend with a part of himself that's wrestling for control. A part that isn't human.

Beyond the odyssey

August 7, 2018
Evans, Maz, author.
Frome, England : Chicken House, 2018.
369 pages ; 20 cm
Elliot's life is spiralling out of control. He's been suspended from school, his ex-convict dad is useless around the house and his mum's health is worsening. What's more, the gods are determined to forge on with the quest for the third chaos stone. An unlikely, hilarious and heart-warming odyssey begins. But Elliot has heard of a mythical potion rumoured to cure all ills - can he save his mum, even if it means sacrificing the fate of the world?

The gift of Dark Hollow

August 6, 2018
Larwood, Kieran, author.
©2017
262 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Faber and Faber in 2017.
In a fantasy world of anthropomorphic rabbits, an unnamed bard entertains his young companion Rue with the story of Podkin, who, after finding a new Gift, is able to jump in and out of shadows and, with his siblings Paz and Pook, leads a mission to acquire the hammer of Applecross which will help them defeat the Gorm rampaging across the Five Realms.

Hurricane heroes in Texas

August 6, 2018
Osborne, Mary Pope, author.
New York : Random House, [2018]
88 pages ; illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Jack and Annie travel in the magic tree house to Galveston, Texas on September 8, 1900--the day of the worst natural disaster in US history"-- Provided by publisher.

Safari pug : the dog who walked on the wild side

August 6, 2018
James, Laura, 1979- author.
New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2018.
105 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Deciding that Pug needs to face his fears, Lady Miranda takes him to a safari park where he goes nose-to-nose with Florence, a rare white lion cub, but he soon realizes that lions may not be the most dangerous thing in the wildlife park.

Subway Series surprise

August 6, 2018
Kelly, David A., author.
New York : Random House, [2018]
120 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
In New York City for the annual series between rival teams, the Yankees and the Mets, Mike and Kate investigate a spate of pranks, thefts, and sabotage.

Echo's sister

August 6, 2018
Mosier, Paul, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarpercollinsPublishers, [2018]
232 pages ; 22 cm
"Eleven-year-old Echo finds the courage to help her younger sister fight cancer, and, in the process, finds the love and support of an entire community"-- Provided by publisher.

The dollar kids

August 6, 2018
Jacobson, Jennifer, 1958-
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2018.
403 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Twelve-year--old Lowen Grover, a budding comic-book artist, is still reeling from the shooting death of his friend Abe when he stumbles across an article about a former mill town giving away homes for just one dollar. It not only seems like the perfect escape from Flintlock and all of the awful memories associated with the city, but an opportunity for his mum to run her very own business. Fortunately, his family is willing to give it a try. But is the Dollar Program too good to be true? The homes are in horrible shape, and the locals are less than welcoming. Will Millville and the dollar house be the answer to the Grovers' troubles? Or will they find they've traded one set of problems for another? From the author of Small as an Elephant and Paper Things comes a heart-tugging novel about guilt and grief, family and friendship, and, above all, community.

Megabat

August 6, 2018
Humphrey, Anna, author.
©2018
183 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
"Daniel Misumi has just moved to a new house. It's big and old and far away from his friends and his life before. AND it's haunted... or is it? Megabat was just napping on a papaya one day when he was stuffed in a box and shipped halfway across the world. Now he's living in an old house far from home, feeling sorry for himself and accidentally scaring the people who live there. Daniel realizes it's not a ghost in his new house. It's a bat. And he can talk. And he's actually kind of cute. Megabat realizes that not every human wants to whack him with a broom. This one shares his smooshfruit. Add some buttermelon, juice boxes, a light saber and a common enemy and you've got a new friendship in the making! This charming, funny story is brought to life by Kass Reich's warm and adorable illustrations. There's never been a bat this cute--readers will be rooting for Megabat and Daniel from page one!"-- Provided by publisher.

Andi lassos trouble

August 6, 2018
Marlow, Susan K., author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Kregel Publications, 2017.
106 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Andrea Carter and the family secret

August 3, 2018
Marlow, Susan K., author.
©2008
144 pages ; 22 cm.
Andi's carefree life is shattered by the arrival of strangers who hold the key to a shocking family secret from the past.

The island of monsters

August 2, 2018
Oh, Ellen, author.
New York, NY : HarperCollins, [2018]
243 pages ; 22 cm
Harper Raine faces new challenges ahead when her parents take the whole family to a remote tropical island for vacation. As Harper starts to have visions of the resort's history of disappearances and discovers more about the island's dark and fabled past, she must use her newly acquired spirit hunting talents to save everyone on the island from murderous spirits on the attack.

Courage

August 2, 2018
Binns, Barbara.
New York : Harper, [2018]
353 pages ; 22 cm
"Ever since T'Shawn's dad died, his mother has been struggling to keep the family afloat. So when he's offered a spot on a prestigious diving team at the local private swim club, he knows that joining would only add another bill to the pile. But T studies hard and never gets into trouble, so he thinks his mom might be willing to bear the cost, until he finds out that his older brother, Lamont, is getting released early from prison. Luckily, T'Shawn is given a scholarship, and he can put all his frustration into diving practices. But when criminal activity increases in the neighborhood and people begin to suspect Lamont, T'Shawn begins to worry that maybe his brother hasn't left his criminal past behind after all. And he struggles to hold on to the hope that they can put the broken pieces of their damaged relationship back together." -- Amazon.

Simply the quest

August 2, 2018
Evans, Maz, author.
©2017
373 pages ; 20 cm.
Sequel to: Who Let the Gods Out?
"Elliot Hooper's troubles are far from over. Virgo's still a pain. Death Daemon Thanatos and his scary mum are at large, and determined to destroy the world. As even more immortal friends and enemies emerge, Virgo and Elliot must learn how to be heroes..."--Back cover.

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