New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

July 18, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Double trouble

July 17, 2019
Roth, Jonathan, author, illustrator.
New York : Aladdin, 2018.
104 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes the next Beep and Bob series "Too much Space".
While working on his duplication ray, Bob accidentally makes clones of himself and his alien friend Beep, and soon finds out that their doubles are evil and plan to rule the Earth.

Addison Cooke and the ring of destiny

July 17, 2019
Stokes, Jonathan W., author.
New York : Philomel Books, [2019]
364 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Addison Cooke and the tomb of the Khan.
"Addison and the team travel to Paris, Istanbul, Cyprus, and beyond to stop the enemy Malazar and find the treasured Ring of Destiny"-- Provided by publisher. Includes notes on Knights Templar.

School spells

July 17, 2019
Kuenzler, Lou, author.
207 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Originally published in London, UK by Scholastic in 2016.
Even though she has been forbidden from doing magic in the Person World, Bella casts a few spells to defend her new friend against the school bully.

Tiny-tricera troubles

July 17, 2019
Hansen, Dustin, author.
212 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"As the first official members of the International Microsaur Protection Agency, Danny and Lin thought that they were prepared for anything. They've flown with Tiny-Dactyls, herded Tiny-Stegos, and wrangled Tiny-saurus Rexes. But when the Professor's newly upgraded Expand-o-matic messes up, they end up facing their biggest problem yet... a full-sized Triceratops let loose in the middle of the town's yearly Tomato Festival! Will Danny and Lin be able to stop their favorite Tiny-Tricera from terrorizing the town, or will the Microsaurs become front page news and be lost forever?"--Page [4] of cover.

Storm blown

July 17, 2019
Courage, Nick, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2019]
338 pages ; 22 cm
In San Juan, Puerto Rico, Alejandro worries about his great-uncle while helping guests at a resort, and in New Orleans, Emily worries about her sick brother, as a major hurricane rages, changing both their lives forever.

Rising above Shepherdsville

July 17, 2019
Schoenbohm, Ann, author.
314 pages ; 22 cm
"In 1977, after her mother's suicide, twelve-year-old Dulcie Louise Dixon is sent to live with her aunt and must rise out of her grief and find her voice again with the help of some surprising new friends"-- Provided by publisher.

It's all downhill from here

July 16, 2019
Night, P. J.
New York : Simon Spotlight, ©2012.
132 pages ; 20 cm.
Maggie Kim's parents have always dreamed of operating their own hotel, so when the historic Wharton Mansion goes up for sale, they see it as the perfect opportunity to open their own ski lodge. This weekend, Maggie and her family are going to check the place out and perhaps even buy it on the spot. But Maggie doesn't want to move to a run-down old mansion all the way up on a desolate mountain, and the ghost that lives there doesn't want her there either--a ghost that will stop at nothing to get his way.

The fate of Earth

July 16, 2019
Kraatz, Jeramey, author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
309 pages ; 22 cm
"Benny Love and the Moon Platoon have befriended a small crew of peaceful Alpha Maraudi aliens, and they've decided to work together to end the war between humans and the aliens without violence. But while they're forming a plan, an Alpha Maraudi ship is preparing to strike a deadly blow on Earth. If the Moon Platoon can't stop the attack, life as they knew it on Earth will be destroyed, and Benny and his friends will be stranded in space--forever."

The Villain Kids' Guide for New VKs

July 16, 2019
McLeef, Tina.
Los Angeles : Disney Press, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Disney Descendants 3."

Jala and the wolves

July 16, 2019
Dumas, Marti, author.
v, 90 pages ; 20 cm
"Jala is a curious girl who spends most of her time learning new facts about animals -- especially wolves. One day, she is only a little surprised to find that a mysterious mirror has appeared in her room. Like Alice's looking glass, the mirror is only the beginning."--Page [4] of cover.

Mia Mayhem breaks down walls

July 15, 2019
West, Kara, author.
New York : Little Simon, 2019.
119 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Chapter 1: The good luck charm -- Chapter 2: The cat-tastropher -- Chapter 3: The power hour -- Chapter 4: How strong is too strong? -- Chapter 5: Eddie's superpower -- Chapter 6: The crash class -- Chapter 7: The save-the-day disaster -- Chapter 8: Code maroon -- Chapter 9: The big pits clean -- Chapter 10: One last thing.
Unable to control her super-strength, Mia accidentally causes mayhem at school and must rely on her friends to help her repair things.

Mighty Meg and the accidental nemesis

July 15, 2019
Griffin, Sammy, author.
New York, NY : Little Bee Books, [2019]
95 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
When Meg's classmate, Jackson, suddenly becomes strong and mean, she wonders if he might be turning into a supervillain.

A pinch of phoenix

July 15, 2019
Lang, Heidi, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2019.
371 pages ; 22 cm.
"With elves waging war on scientists, it's up to Master Chef Lailu Loganberry to save both her restaurant and her city"-- Provided by publisher.

Freddie Ramos adds it all up

July 15, 2019
Jules, Jacqueline, 1956- author.
Chicago, IL : Albert Whitman & Company, 2019.
82 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Freddie Ramos tries to use his superpowers to help improve his math grade, and to find the new first-grader, Amy, who has disappeared after being bullied.

Cedar dance : a novel

July 15, 2019
Nawrocki, Monica, 1965- author.
Winnipeg, MB : Yellow Dog, [2019]
146 pages ; 21 cm
"Charles Cedar Dance has little in common with his "hippie" mother. At the annual school camp, Charles has a chance encounter with the father he has never known and while spying on him at a nearby anti-logging protest camp, Charles finds himself at the centre of a mystery involving a saboteur-turned-kidnapper. When Charles decides he wants to get to know his dad, he learns the truth about his parents and must re-evaluate his view of his family..."-- Provided by publisher.

The classroom mystery : a book about ADHD

July 15, 2019
Alloway, Tracy Packiam.
1 volume : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Featuring dylexia friendly fonts" --cover.

The map challenge : a book about dyslexia

July 15, 2019
Alloway, Tracy Packiam.
1 volume : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Featuring dylexia friendly fonts" --cover.

The day the world stopped turning

July 15, 2019
Morpurgo, Michael, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2019
284 pages ; 22 cm
First published in 2018 in Great Britain as Flamingo Boy by HarperCollins Children's Books.
In the unique landscape of the Camargue in the South of France during WW2, a young autistic boy lives on his parents' farm among the salt flats and the flamingos that live there. There are lots of things he doesn't understand, but he does know how to heal animals. He loves routine and music too; every week he goes to market with his mother, to ride his special horse on the town carousel. But then the Germans come, with their guns, and take the town. A soldier shoots a flamingo from the sky and it falls to earth terribly injured. And even worse is to come: the carousel is damaged, the horses broken. For this vulnerable boy, everything is falling apart. Only there's a kind sergeant among the Germans -- a man with a young boy of his own at home, a man who trained as a carpenter. Between them, perhaps boy and man can mend what has been broken -- and maybe even the whole town.

Memento Mori

July 12, 2019
Esposito, John, author.
219 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Amicus Arcane is about to retire from his position as the ghost librarian of the Haunted Mansion. But before he does, Amicus wants to find the scariest story of all, so he invites ghost writers from all over the world to the Haunted Mansion to tell their tales. As he hears these frightening fictions, Amicus will soon realize that the scariest story of all is--well, that would be telling, wouldn't it? Return with us, foolish mortals, if you dare...


July 11, 2019
Ritter, William, 1984- author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2019.
266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Twelve-year-olds Tinn and Cole, raised as human twins in sleepy Endsborough, risk their lives in the Wild Wood, Oddmire Swamp, and the Deep Dark to learn which is a goblin changeling with an important mission.

If the hat fits

July 11, 2019
Waters, Erica-Jane, author.
120 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
It's a new school year with the same old problems: the school is going to run out of money! But a local engineering competition might just keep them funded for another year. Can Millie and her friends Pearl and Halinka invent a way out of the mess? With some guidance from their eccentric headmistress Miss Bunsen, anything seems possible.

Light as a feather

July 11, 2019
Waters, Erica-Jane, author.
119 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The girls at Miss Bunsen's are excited at the news that Nova Celeste, the famous astronaut, is offering space camp scholarships to three lucky students. All the winning team has to do is invent a flying machine--in just a week! The girls don't have much to work with, but during a sewing class, they stumble across an incredible idea. But will it fly?


July 10, 2019
Holm, Jennifer L., author.
New York : Random House, [2019]
191 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"When Babymouse's art class goes on a field trip to the museum, she decides to test her freedom by exploring the Big City without a chaperone"-- Provided by publisher.

Quest for clean water

July 10, 2019
Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta, author.
87 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"A Stepping Stone Book."
Purrmaids Coral, Shelly, and Angel help clean up the ocean as a school project and rescue the brother of their mermicorn friend, Sirena, who is trapped by plastic soda rings.

A Daisy at the beach

July 10, 2019
Anna, Holly, author.
New York : Little Simon, 2019.
119 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
While spending the day at the beach, Daisy's imaginary friend Posey turns her into a mermaid and they help a lost octopus reunite with her friends.

To the future, Ben Franklin!

July 10, 2019
Osborne, Mary Pope, author.
New York : Random House, [2019]
89 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Includes excerpt from Magic tree house fact tracker title: Benjamin Franklin (pages [91-101]).
"A Stepping Stone Book."
"Jack and Annie are whisked back in time by the magic tree house to meet Benjamin Franklin in Old Philadelphia"-- Provided by publisher.

The four guardians

July 9, 2019
Laney, Matt, author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]
352 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Prince Leo's identity as a Spinner, once thought to be his greatest curse, may become his greatest weapon when his devious cousin siezes control of Singara, forcing Leo to flee into enemy territory.

The Halloweeners

July 9, 2019
Reynolds, J. H. (Jonathan Hal), 1981- author.
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, 2019.
187, 12 pages : 22 cm.
"Halloween isn't just Fisher's favorite holiday--it's his obsession. So when he's invited to join the Halloweeners, he couldn't be more thrilled. While trying to help them win the town's annual trick-or-treating competition, the Halloweeners stumble upon a mysterious cauldron at an old haunted house. After eating the irresistible candy inside it, Fisher's new friends are all transformed into the monsters of their costumes! Now it's up to Fisher to help return his friends to their human forms by sunrise or else they'll be doomed to remain monsters . . . forever."--Amazon.

Emperor of the universe

July 8, 2019
Lubar, David, author.
368 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"When seventh grader Nicholas V. Landrew, his beloved pet gerbil Henrietta, and a package of ground beef are beamed aboard an alien space ship, they soon find themselves on the run in a madcap chase across the universe. Now all Nicholas wants to do is get back home before his parents find out and ground him forever, but with the Universal Police hot on his trail, that won't be easy. Before it's all over, Henrietta will find herself safely ensconced back in her cage, Nicholas will be crowned Emperor of the Universe, and something even more surprising will happen to the package of ground beef."--Amazon.


July 8, 2019
O'Hearn, Kate, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2019.
482 pages ; 22 cm
"When Titans Astraea and Zephyr find a human boy on their world, they must figure out how he got there and why. What they uncover is a plot to take over Titus and ultimately the universe"-- Provided by publisher.

The dummy meets the mummy!

July 8, 2019
Stine, R. L., author.
New York : Scholastic US , 2019.
160 pages ; 19 cm
After being put back to sleep and abandoned in an old museum, Slappy is brought to life by a curious girl on a school trip. Out for revenge, Slappy uses his powers to raise an army of creatures from the exhibits. But when the museum closes, Slappy and his new friends are locked inside with Arragatis, an ancient mummy with his own plan for revenge. It's dummy versus mummy as Slappy faces his most dangerous and frightening opponent yet! Can Slappy defeat this ancient adversary? Or will it be a wrap for this dummy?

William Wenton and the lost city

July 8, 2019
Peers, Bobbie, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2019.
250 pages ; 22 cm.
"Originally published in Norway by H. Aschehoug & Co as Orbulateragenten."
"William Wenton is a code-breaking genius, but when his secret talent is suddenly revealed, he has to face the danger that has been lurking around him for years in the third book in the William Wenton series"-- Provided by publisher.

Minecraft : the lost journals

July 8, 2019
Lafferty, Mur, author.
New York : Del Rey, [2019]
252 pages ; 22 cm
"Allison and Max must team up to find his missing uncle Nicholas. Using the journal his beloved uncle left behind as a guide, the duo hurtle headlong into a treacherous and unknown landscape called the Nether. There, they meet a strange girl named Freya and her woefully unheroic wolf, Bunny Biter, who agree to help them in their quest. The group must take on dangerous new foes and unravel the cryptic journal to find Nicholas and reunite this fractured family"-- Provided by publisher.

The Odd Sisters : a tale of the three witches

July 8, 2019
Valentino, Serena, author.
Los Angeles : Disney Press, 2019.
274 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
"Throughout the Villains series, the Odd Sisters have meddled in the lives of the Wicked Queen, The Beast, Ursula, Maleficent, and Mother Gothel, changing the course of fate for the greatest villains ever known. Now, it's time for their reckoning. This latest novel by the author of the wildly popular Villains series goes deeper into the lives of the twisted, diabolical Odd Sisters, finally revealing the dark truth about who they are and where they're from"--

Wish on all the stars

July 5, 2019
Schroeder, Lisa, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.
209 pages ; 22 cm
Juliet and her friends, Emma and Carmen, hang out at the local bookmobile and dream up ways to grant wishes around town, and when they learn the bookmobile is going to close unless the owners can pay rent, they organize a fund-raising craft fair.

Night of soldiers and spies

July 5, 2019
Messner, Kate, author.
119 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Ranger the time-travelling Golden retriever and young Isaac Pope come together in 1776 during Washington's retreat after the Battle of Long Island, and Ranger stays with Isaac while he slowly recovers from Smallpox--but Ranger's real mission comes later when Isaac is sent to spy out the Hessian troops' intentions before the Battle of Trenton.

Mission to Monster Island

July 5, 2019
Ballarini, Joe, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
307 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
When Kelly Ferguson has to go on a rescue mission to Monster Island, where monster royalty is turning kids into hairy mutant monsters, she will have to face off against internet trolls, trash monsters, and her fear of screwing up.

Andrea Carter's Tales from the Circle C Ranch

July 5, 2019
Marlow, Susan K., author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Kregel Publications, [2015]
151 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Britches are not for little girls -- The best gift of all -- Aunt Rebecca and the hat -- White Christmas -- Prince Loco, Chad's crazy horse -- Hurrah for the Fourth of July! -- A matter of honor -- Snakes alive! -- Virginia's riding lesson -- Where the trees meet the bay -- Adiós, Jeffery Sullivan.
A collection of ten short stories that span the gap between the series, Circle C Beginnings and Circle C Adventures, which feature the adventures of independent tomboy Andrea Carter and her beloved horse, Taffy.

The Twelve

July 3, 2019
Lin, Cindy, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
372 pages ; 22 cm

Nikki Tesla and the ferret-proof death ray

July 3, 2019
Keating, Jess, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.
274 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Nikki Tesla is a genius, so mostly she finds school boring, and amuses herself by inventing things, like her mysterious missing father; trouble is most of her inventions have serious, lethal potential (like the death ray, which just blew a hole in her floor); so she and her ferret are hustled off to the special Genius Academy with classmates who are equally exceptional, although she still worries about fitting in--but when her death ray disappears she has something bigger to worry about: who took it and what are they planning to do?

The Echo Park castaways

July 3, 2019
Hennessey, M. G., author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
200 pages ; 22 cm
After going on a quest across Los Angeles together, Quentin, Vic, Nevaeh, and Mara, four very different foster children, realize that they have become a family.

Serafina and the Seven Stars

July 2, 2019
Beatty, Robert, 1963- author.
Los Angeles : Disney Hyperion, 2019.
340 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Serafina and the splintered heart.
In 1900, the shapeshifting guardian of North Carolina's Biltmore estate faces deceptively dark and terrifying forces that make her question her own senses and whom she can trust.


July 2, 2019
Landers, Melissa, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney Hyperion, 2019.
293 pages ; 22 cm.
Teens Ky and Fig become unlikely allies in a stolen spaceship, eluding space pirates and more as they try to save Earth.

The good son : a story from the First World War, told in miniature

July 1, 2019
Ober, Pierre-Jacques, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
"It is Christmastime, 1914, and World War I rages. A young French soldier named Pierre had quietly left his regiment to visit his family for two days, and when he returned, he was imprisoned. Now he faces execution for desertion, and as he waits in isolation, he meditates on big questions: the nature of patriotism, the horrors of war, the joys of friendship, the love of family, and how even in times of danger, there is a whole world inside every one of us. And how sometimes that world is the only refuge. Its publication coinciding with the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, this moving and sparely narrated story, based on true events, is reenacted in fascinating miniature scenes that convey the emotional complexity of the tale. Notes from the creators explore the innovative process and their personal connection to the story."--Amazon.

The haunting of Henry Davis

July 1, 2019
Siebel, Kathryn, author.
234 pages ; 22 cm
"When Henry Davis moves into the neighborhood, Barbara Anne and her classmates at Washington Carver Elementary don't know what to make of him. He's pale, small, odd. For curious Barbara Anne, Henry's also a riddle--a boy who sits alone at recess sketching in a mysterious notebook, a boy, she soon learns, who's being haunted by a ghost named Edgar. With the help of some new friends, this unlikely duo is off on an adventure to discover who Edgar was while alive and why he's haunting Henry now. Together, they might just help Edgar find what he needs to finally be at peace."-- Publisher's description.

My dog gets a job

July 1, 2019
Fensham, Elizabeth, author.
Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2019.
187 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Originally published: Queensland, Australia : University of Queensland Press, 2017.
Ugly the dog is always in trouble so his owner, nine-year-old Eric, decides the dog needs to get a job.

To the forgotten castle

June 28, 2019
Thorpe, Kiki, author.
New York : Random House, [2019]
119 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"A Stepping Stone book."
"In the fifth book in the Finding Tinker Bell early chapter book series, the Never Girls' quest for Tink leads them to an enchanted castle where things aren't quite what they seem. Will the castle help the Never Girls, Silvermist, Fawn, Rosetta, and Iridessa unlock the secrets of Shadow Island and track down Tink before she is lost forever?"-- Provided by publisher.

Don't wobble on the wakeboard!

June 28, 2019
Kreie, Chris.
Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, ©2012.
49 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Playa Victoria cup -- Out on the water -- A liar? -- Tournament day -- Why risk the flip?
Josh uses all his talent and skills to do the best he can in a camp wakeboarding competition.

Skiing has its ups and downs

June 28, 2019
Nickel, Scott.
Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, ©2012.
49 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Triumph Mountain -- The first lesson -- Wipe out! -- Tied in knots -- Rematch -- Gaining speed.
Danny wants to quit when he has difficulties learning how to ski downhill.

Exploring according to Og the frog

June 27, 2019
Birney, Betty G., author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]
135 pages ; 22 cm
Og loves the kids in Room 26, but he's awfully curious about the human world outside his tank! His friend Humphrey has no problem getting out and about, but it's harder for Og because he can't climb the way a hamster can. But Og never let hard work or fear stop him from going after what he wants. And he's determined to help the tads in Room 26 understand that taking risks can pay off -- especially when they are being true to themselves. Og's frog's-eye view of the world is curious, adventurous, and creative.

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