New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

January 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Storm Keeper's Island

January 22, 2019
Doyle, Catherine, 1990- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2019.
308 pages ; 22 cm
Fionn Boyle, terrified of the sea, must spend the summer with this older sister, Tara, and their grandfather on Arranmore, an island that has been known to make people disappear, and seems to be restless again.

The end of the world and beyond : continues the unexpected life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: being an absolutely accurate autobiographical account of my follies, fortune & fate written by himself

January 22, 2019
Avi, 1937- author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2019.
328 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The unexpected life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts.
After his thievery conviction in 1724, Oliver Cromwell Pitts is sent from England across the Atlantic to America where he is enslaved on a tobacco farm, never giving up on finding his sister, Charity, brought to the colonies on a different ship.

Back on track

January 22, 2019
Maddox, Jake, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, [2019]
89 pages : 19 cm
Twelve-year-old Addison Jones would love to try out for the track team, and she knows that she is faster than the other girls, but her single mom is working two jobs and every day after school Addison has to take care of her little brother--without telling her mom Addison and her best friend, Sofia, work out a plan that will allow her to run, but soon the strain and guilt of lying to her mother begins to take its toll.

Soccer struggle

January 22, 2019
Maddox, Jake, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, [2019]
88 pages ; 19 cm
When Liv Sutcliffe's hair-trigger temper gets her tossed off her beloved soccer team and alienates her best friend, Liv realizes that she has to do something about her anger issues; so she takes a class in mindfulness and ends up coaching her teacher's son, Damien, in soccer moves--but will her efforts at anger management be successful enough get her reinstated before the big game?


January 22, 2019
Berk, Sheryl, author.
New York, NY : Yellow Jacket, 2019.
192 pages ; 22 cm.
When she is not picked to go on a trip to Washington, D.C., because only calm, neutral students are being sent, Emma tries to prove that she can be unemotional and offer no opinions for forty-eight hours.

Playing for keeps

January 21, 2019
Shalvis, Jill, author.
New York, NY : Avon Books, [2019]
375 pages ; 17 cm.
"When it comes to the confident, charismatic Caleb Parker, Sadie Lane feels the spark--the kind that comes from rubbing each other the wrong way. She's a tattoo artist, he's a straight-laced mogul. But after they accidentally co-rescue an abandoned dog from a storm, Sadie sees a vulnerable side to the seemingly invincible hottie. Caleb doesn't do emotions. Growing up the underdog, he's learned the hard way to build up an impenetrable wall. Perfect for business. Disastrous for relationships. He's never worried about it before--not until he finally gets behind Sadie's armor and begins to fall. Both guarded and vulnerable, Sadie and Caleb are complete opposites. Or are they? Shocked at their undeniable connection, can they ever admit to wanting more? That all depends on what they're each willing to risk."--Back cover.

The great Louweezie

January 21, 2019
Perl, Erica S., author.
New York, New York : Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2019]
59 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
The unlikely friendship of Arnold and Louise--a big bear and a chatty chipmunk--is tested when Louise claims to be able to predict the future.

Lost and found

January 21, 2019
Perl, Erica S., author.
New York, New York : Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2019]
55 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
Arnold, a bear who likes to collect things, reluctantly lends one of his treasures to best friend Louise the chipmunk, who oftens loses things.

Meena meets her match

January 21, 2019
Manternach, Karla, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2019]
186 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Third-grader Meena Zee navigates the triumphs and challenges of family, friendship, and school while being diagnosed with epilepsy"-- Provided by publisher.

Schoolhouse in the woods

January 21, 2019
Caudill, Rebecca, 1899-1985.
Bathgate, ND : Bethlehem Books ; San Francisco, Calif. : Ignatius Press, [2004]
129 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Waiting for Monday -- Whose Tree Is This? -- Grandpap -- Day of Surprises -- Wind and the Leaves -- Rain on the Windowpane -- Christmas Angel.
During her first year in a one-room school in the Kentucky hills, Bonnie has many exciting experiences, from getting her first book to playing an angel in a play.

Schoolroom in the parlor

January 21, 2019
Caudill, Rebecca, 1899-1985.
Bathgate, N.D. : Bethlehem Books, [2005]
145 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
As winter arrives and the local school closes until summer, the Fairchild children continue their schooling in the parlor with the oldest, Althy, teaching.

Up and down the river

January 21, 2019
Caudill, Rebecca, 1899-1985.
Bathgate, N.D. : Bethlehem Books ; San Francisco (Calif.) : Ignatius Press, [2004]
143 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bonnie and Debby Fairchild decide to make money by selling pictures and bluing to their neighbors.

Star girl

January 18, 2019
Winterfeld, Henry, author.
Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 2015.
191 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"This Dover edition, first published in 2015, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, in 1957"--Title page verso.
After falling from her father's spaceship as it hovers low over the Earth, a young alien spends a bewildering day learning about the funny and sometimes frightening ways of Earth's inhabitants.

The Royal Rabbits of London escape from the palace

January 17, 2019
Montefiore, Santa, 1970-
New York, Aladdin, 2019.
203 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible by will and by luck, with a moist carrot, a wet nose, and a slice of mad courage. Shylo Tawny-Tail is proud to call himself one of the Royal Rabbits of London, a secret order of rabbits who live under Buckingham Palace and protect the royal family. But high up in London's famous skyscraper the Shard, the Ratzis are devising an evil plot to cause chaos during a visit from the president of the United States. And when the Ratzis attack The Grand Burrow and kidnap Shylo, it looks as though they might just succeed. Can Shylo escape in time to save the day?-- Publisher's description.

Our principal's in his underwear!

January 17, 2019
Calmenson, Stephanie, author.
New York : Aladdin Quix, 2019.
48 pages :billustrations ; 22 cm
In this version of the Andersen tale the vain principal of P.S. 88 is persuaded by two tailors that they will make him an amazing, one-of-a-kind suit that will be visible only to intelligent people who are good at their jobs.

Fairies hate ponies

January 17, 2019
Manning, Matthew K., author.
117 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
"A swarm of insects threatens the Montgomery Orchard and Xander's fruitful summer job. Luckily, the so-called bugs aren't actually bugs. Unluckily, they're unicorn-hating fairies from Pegasia! If Xander and his unicorns can't rid the orchard of these pests, their secret will be blown like a stomach-load of multi-colored chunks"--Back cover.

Lunar blitz

January 17, 2019
Chen, Jeff (Jeffrey), author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
314 pages ; 22 cm

The case of the empty crates

January 17, 2019
Brezenoff, Steven, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, [2019]
121 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
A local politician and millionaire is donating the money for a new wing for the Capitol City Air and Space Museum, which will exhibit some of the earliest devices for astronomical observation; but Amal Farah, daughter of one of the Museum's scientists, discovers that the crates supposedly containing the telescopes are empty, and she and her friends set out to investigate.

The case of the new professor

January 17, 2019
Brezenoff, Steven, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2019]
119 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Someone is messing with the Museum of Natural History, mixing human models from the new Pleistocene Megafauna in with the dinosaur exhibits, and Wilson Kipper, whose mother works in the museum as a paleontologist, and his friends are determined to find out who is responsible for the anti-science vandalism--the new professor, her nasty daughter, or someone else entirely.

Call of the last survivor : an unofficial Fortnite novel

January 16, 2019
Moore, Ken A., author.
New York, NY : Sky Pony Press, [2018]
236 pages ; 21 cm
"Mikaleh can hardly believe her eyes when she returns to base camp one morning--after a long evening of satisfying zombie-killing--to find that the Husks appear to have. . . reached out to them! A mysterious message, seeming to be from the very monsters themselves, urges Squad #43 to attend a secret rendezvous in Canny Valley where more will be revealed"-- Provided by publisher.

Running on empty

January 16, 2019
Durrant, S. E., author.
201 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published: London : Nosy Crow Ltd, 2018.
After his grandfather dies, eleven-year-old JJ, a talented runner, assumes new responsibilities including taking care of his intellectually-challenged parents and figuring out how bills get paid.


January 16, 2019
Schmitt, Adam P.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
293 pages ; 21 cm
"As if being stuffed into last year's dress pants at his cousin's wake weren't uncomfortable enough, thirteen-year-old Jimmy has just learned from his mother that he has to say a few words at the funeral the next day. Why him? What could he possibly say about his cousin, who ruined everything they did? He can't recall one birthday party, family gathering, or school event with Patrick that didn't result in injury or destruction. As Jimmy attempts to navigate the odd social norms of the wake, he draws on humor, heartfelt concern, and a good deal of angst while racking his brain and his memory for a decent and meaningful memory to share. But it's not until faced with a microphone that the realization finally hits him: it's not the words that are spoken that matter the most, but those that are truly heard."--Publisher.

How to properly dispose of Planet Earth

January 15, 2019
Noth, Paul, author, illustrator.
New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2019.
185 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Sequel to: How to sell your family to the aliens.
With Squeep's help, Hap Conklin, eleven, faces his fear of talking to the new girl at school but also opens a black hole and uncovers information about his grandmother's next evil plan.

Stolen jewels

January 15, 2019
Perelman, Helen, author.
New York : Aladdin Quix, 2019.
72 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Princess Mini's wish is finally coming true: her class is going to see the Sugar Crown Jewels! She has always dreamt of seeing the sparkly purple and pink, gold and silver gems and can't wait to see the dazzling display at the Chocolate Museum. But when the class arrives, the jewels are nowhere to be seen! Oh no! Were they stolen? Can Mini and her fairy friends solve the mystery? Read all about Princess Mini and her merry mis-adventures at Royal Fairy Academy, in a new Royal Sweets book by Helen Perelman, author of the beloved Candy Fairies series." -- Publisher description (front flap)

The story pirates present: digging up danger

January 15, 2019
West, Jacqueline, 1979- author.
New York : Random House, [2019]
275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Includes a guide to writing a mystery story "The mystery creation zone" by Quinton Johnson (pages 184-275).
Amateur ghost expert Eliza, thirteen, joins her botanist mother on a job in a very old flower shop, where each investigates some highly unusual things.

Journey to a promised land : a story of the Exodusters

January 15, 2019
Lassieur, Allison, author.
148 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Hattie Jacobs and her family join the Great Exodus of 1879 in search of a better life in Kansas"-- Provided by publisher.

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.

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