New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

June 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mr. Will needs to chill!

June 22, 2018
Gutman, Dan, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
105 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
When Mr. Will, the local ice cream man, brings treats to the students at Ella Mentry School, Dr. Carbies will stop at nothing to ensure no one breaks his latest rule banning desserts.

The book of Ga-Huel

June 22, 2018
Hamilton, Richard, adapter.
New York, NY : Simon Spotlight, 2018.
156 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Based on characters from Dreamworks Tales of Arcadia series.
At head of title: Dreamworks.

See you on a starry night

June 22, 2018
Schroeder, Lisa, author.
246 pages ; 22 cm
Eleven-year-old Juliet, her newly separated mother, and her older sister have moved to a Mission Beach, where she forms an instant bond with a girl her own age, Emma, even throwing bottles with secret messages into the sea; and then an email arrives, inviting Juliet to join the Starry Night Society, and all she has to do is make someone else's wish come true--but what about her own family, whom she seems to be growing apart from?

Why can't I be you

June 22, 2018
Walker, Melissa, author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
199 pages ; 22 cm.
Ladd knows that this summer is going to be special. She and her two best friends, Ronan and Brianna, are turning twelve. She is leaving camp behind and gets to do what she wants all day. She feels everything starting to change. But things don't always change for the better.With Brianna's cousin Eden visiting for the summer, Claire feels like a third wheel. Even though she is only a year older, Eden seems so much more sophisticated and glamorous... and when she's around, she takes up everyone's attention, including Brianna's. But that doesn't explain why things have felt awkward with Brianna ever since she moved to a fancy new house, or why Ronan, who lives in the trailer next to Claire's, has started acting moody anytime anyone mentions his dad. Claire has always been happy with her life just as it is, but as the summer wears on and the issues with her friends start to grow, she can't help but wonder: Would everything be better if she could just be someone else?

The lost continent

June 21, 2018
Sutherland, Tui, 1978- author.
301 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
For centuries there have been rumors of another continent on the dragons' planet -- another land far across the ocean, populated by tribes of dragons very different from those we know. But there's never been any evidence, and most dragons dismissed the rumors as fairy tales. Until now. Because it turns out the stories are true. And the other tribes are coming.

Hug a tree, Geronimo

June 21, 2018
Stilton, Geronimo, author.
New York : Scholastic Paperbacks, [2018]
108 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Geronimo decides to buy his aunt's old farm where he used to spend the holidays. It's filled with memories from his childhood! There is a large oak tree in the yard that holds legendary secrets to unlock"--Amazon.

Fuzzy's great escape

June 21, 2018
Hale, Bruce, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
186 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
When an annoyingly cute rabbit takes over as Class 5-B's favorite pet, Fuzzy the guinea pig must prove he's the best by taking the pets on a field trip.

The selkie of San Francisco

June 20, 2018
Gallicano, Todd Calgi, 1974- author.
New York : Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2018.
391 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"When a selkie appears in the San Francisco bay, Sam London and the guardian Tashi are summoned by Dr. Vance Vantana of the Department of Mythical Wildlife to help track the creature down. Except unbeknownst to them, other forces are at work and the secret that mythical creatures exist and live amongst humans is in even bigger danger than ever before"--Provided by publisher.

The case of the creepers

June 20, 2018
Morgan, Winter, author.
96 pages ; 21 cm.
"Edison and Billy search for the missing Creepers in the fourth Unofficial Minecraft Mystery!"-- Provided by publisher.

The last of the ender crystal

June 20, 2018
Davidson, Danica, author.
105 pages ; 21 cm.
"An unofficial Minecrafter's adventure"--Cover.
"Minecrafters will love Stevie's fifth adventure in the Unofficial Overworld Heroes Adventure series--a search for the last Ender crystal shard on Earth!"-- Provided by publisher.

The truth about my unbelievable school...

June 20, 2018
Cali, Davide, author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Beware of . . . this school?! Henry is taking his new classmate on a whirlwind tour of their school. Mysterious inventions lurk, the cafeteria requires ninja skills, and some teachers may be monsters! Is this fantastical school to be believed? Or is there an even more outrageous surprise in store?


June 20, 2018
Shovan, Laura, author.
New York : Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House, [2018]
266 pages ; 22 cm
Told in separate voices, sixth-graders Mikayla, a wrestler like her brothers, and Lev, part of the Fearsome Threesome, become good wrestling partners and friends, but there can be only one winner at the State competition.

The jigsaw jungle

June 20, 2018
Levine, Kristin (Kristin Sims), 1974- author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
357 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Claudia Dalton, twelve, embarks on an unexpected treasure hunt that she hopes will bring her missing father home and heal whatever is wrong with her family. Told through notes, emails, audio and video transcripts, and more from Claudia's scrapbook.

The language of spells

June 20, 2018
Weyr, Garret, 1965- author.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2018]
299 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A Junior Library Guild selection"--Jacket
Grisha the dragon is born in the Black Forest in 1803, the last year any dragon was born, and while young he was trapped by the emperor's sorcerer, and turned into a teapot, which was frustrating but kept him alive while magic and other dragons were disappearing--until one day he meets Maggie, a poet's daughter, and the two of them set out to discover what happened to all the other dragons.

Soldier dogs. 1, Air raid search and rescue

June 19, 2018
Sutton, Marcus, author.
218 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
The paw-biting start to a thrilling new adventure series perfect for fans of Max and the I Survived books, inspired by the brave military dogs who helped our troops win World War II. When Matt's older brother enlisted in the army, he left Matt his German Shepherd, Chief, a retired fire dog and the best pet EVER. So Matt isn't happy when Chief starts paying attention to his foster sister Rachel instead of him. But when Nazi planes begin bombing the city, Matt finds himself in an impossible situation. Can he be a hero to his sister when it matters most? And when they get caught outside during the air raid, will Chief be there to save the day?

The great cheese robbery

June 19, 2018
Mould, Chris, author.
New York : Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2018.
133 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
In the junk shop at the end of the street is a dusty old ship in a bottle. And when the world isn't watching, a tiny pirate crew come out of the ship to explore. They aren't much bigger than a matchstick, but they have a HUGE appetite for adventure ... When the skirting-board mice kidnap Jones, the ship's cat, and ransom him for cheese, the Pocket Pirates spring into action. But to get the cheese, they must venture to the freezing cold place where it's always winter ... The place called Fridge. Can the Pocket Pirates survive their perilous journey and get their ship's cat back ...?

The great drain escape

June 19, 2018
Mould, Chris, author.
124 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published: Great Britain : Hodder Children's Books.
In an old junk shop sits a dusty ship in a bottle. And when the world isn't watching, a tiny pirate crew comes out to explore. They're smaller than a teacup, but these scurvy sailors have a HUGE appetite for adventure! When the junk-shop dog moves in underneath the Pocket Pirates' shelf, their route to the kitchen is blocked! The noise of rumbling stomachs is keeping everyone awake, and their last few stale breadcrumbs won't keep them going long. Do they dare to go ... OUTSIDE? The second in an unmissable series about tiny pirates who have BIG adventures, with gorgeous black and white illustrations throughout, from the illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas. The second book in an irresistible series about tiny pirates who have BIG adventures ... read on with The Great Flytrap Disaster.

The haunted serpent

June 19, 2018
Mitchell, Dora M., author, illustrator.
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2018]
234 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
New kid in school Spaulding Meriwether teams with cool kid Marietta, her euphonium-playing sister Lucy, and popular jock Kenny to investigate a mysterious boa constrictor that lives next door to Spaulding that may have eaten its owner.

Just under the clouds

June 19, 2018
Sarno, Melissa, author.
229 pages ; 22 cm
Since her father's death, Cora, twelve, longs for a permanent home for herself, her special-needs sister, and their mother while navigating middle school and studying trees using her father's field notes.

The Acadia files : book one, summer science

June 19, 2018
Coppens, Katie, 1979- author.
Thomaston, Maine : Tilbury House Publishers, 2018.
85 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Acadia Greene wants answers. Who keeps stealing her blueberries just as they ripen on the bushes? Why is her hair curly? Why does the sun wake her up so early in the summer? Why does the tide destroy her sandcastles? 'Conduct an experiment,' her parents tell her. 'Use the scientific method.' So Acadia does science. And so can you."

The forest

June 19, 2018
Bozzi, Riccardo, 1966- author.
New York : Enchanted Lion Books, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
An allegorical view of human life as an exploratory journey through an ancient forest.

Quest for the codex

June 19, 2018
Chesterfield, Sadie, author.
New York : Nelvana ; Imprint, a part of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, [2018]
118 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"Based on the new hit TV show!"--Cover.
"In Drake City, where magic and technology meet, four girls are brought together by an ancient prophecy and transformed into the Mysticons--heroes with incredible magic powers. To unlock their full abilities, the Mysticons must find the Codex, an ancient spellbook with the power to fight evil. The Codex was split into four pieces, each hidden away with riddles and puzzles as the only clues"--Back cover.

Shai & Emmie star in To the rescue!

June 18, 2018
Wallis, Quvenzhané, 2003- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018.
119 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Third-grader Shai is already busy with her mother away and the Student Orchestra's benefit concert coming up, but that does not stop her from helping a stray animal in her backyard.

The worst pet

June 18, 2018
Kent, Jaden, author.
New York, NY : Little Bee Books, [2018].
98 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Dragon twins Ella and Owen ask their unicorn friends to help control the mischievous gremlins their parents bought them as pets--and the many gremlins that arrive soon after.

Everything I know about you

June 18, 2018
Dee, Barbara, author.
New York : Aladdin, 2018.
306 pages ; 22 cm
"Misfit Tally is forced to room with queen bee Ava on the seventh grade's extended field trip to Washington, D.C., and discovers several surprising things about her roommate, including the possibility of an eating disorder"-- Provided by publisher.

Superstar dreams

June 18, 2018
Daze, Hayley, author.
97 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.

Toyshop trouble

June 18, 2018
Daze, Hayley, author.
Suffolk : Willow Tree Books, 2018.
99 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.

The shadow hand

June 18, 2018
Shepherd, Kat, author.
203 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
When babysitter Rebecca discovers that a sinister ruler of darkness has replaced the baby with a changeling, she and her friends must save him by surviving a chilling journey through the Nightmare Realm.

The hidden star

June 18, 2018
Duiker, K. Sello, author.
234 pages ; 20 cm.
"Nolitye lives in a shack with her mother Thembi in Phola, a dusty township on the edge of Johannesburg. She is good at maths and likes collecting stones, which she places in a bucket under her bed. She also has unusual powers: she can communicate with dogs. Nolitye has two close friends, Bheki, who is overweight, and the bespectacled Four Eyes, who join with her to resist the bullying from Rotten Nellie and her gang of Spoilers.One day, Nolitye finds a special stone that has the power to make people feel happy and laugh. Her mission from now on is to gather together the other pieces of the stone and reunite them, to stop darkness from taking control of her world."

Milla takes charge

June 18, 2018
Soderberg, Erin, author.
New York, NY : Random House, [2018]
196 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Like Belle, Milla loves nothing more than imagining bold adventures in the great wide somewhere. It's up to the rest of the Daring Dreamers Club--Piper, Zahra, Mariana, and Ruby--to help Milla prove she is ready for a real grand adventure!"-- Provided by publisher.

The mortification of Fovea Munson

June 18, 2018
Heider, Mary Winn, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2018.
328 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Forced to help in her parents' cadaver lab for the summer, Fovea Munson, twelve, discovers three talking heads in need of a favor.

Mysticons : the secret of the fifth Mysticon

June 18, 2018
Marsham, Liz, author.
New York, NY : Imprint, a part of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, [2018]
166 pages ; 22 cm
"Based on the hit show Mysticons"--Back cover.
Mysticon Knight Em is contacted by a mysterious spirit who claims to be the original Fifth Mysticon from eons ago. Em trusts the spirit, and convinces the other Mysticons to follow her on a quest through another dimension, uncovering ancient rituals and mysteries of the Mysticons of old. But then they discover a terrible secret about the Fifth Mysticon, one that threatens to tear the current team apart!

Mighty pet sitter

June 18, 2018
Bellisario, Gina, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2018]
116 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Superhero Ellie Ultra is given the responsibility of caring for Squeak, the class hamster, for the weekend, which is exciting, but also a little worrying, especially since her dog, Super Fluffy, is too interested in the hamster for comfort--but when she accidentally shrinks herself down to three inches tall Ellie discovers that, even for a superhero, pet sitting is a lot harder when you are no bigger than your pet.

Superhero for president

June 18, 2018
Bellisario, Gina, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2018]
116 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Ellie Ultra, third-grade superhero, is running for class president, and her opposition is her nemesis, Dex Diggs, who has got his hands on a wish machine--so when Ellie gets a glimpse of what would happen if Dex wins, she knows this is a fight for the soul and future of Winkopolis Elementary School.


June 15, 2018
Pearl, Alexa, 1967- author.
New York : Little Bee, 2018.
96 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"The King and Queen have put Sasha in charge of planning a Summer Solstice celebration for the horses of Verdant Valley and Crystal Cove! Sasha has never planned a big party before, and there are so many details! Will she find a way to pull this party off?"--Provided by publisher.

TBH, This may be TMI

June 15, 2018
Greenwald, Lisa, author.
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
223 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
"Told entirely in text messages, the second book in the addictive TBH series. Cece has no time for her boy-crazy friends. She wants to make a bigger impact in middle school than just choosing the perfect kissy cat-face emoji."--Amazon.

Fairies forever

June 15, 2018
Scott, Lisa Ann, author.
120 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Brooke saved a fairy's life and received seven wishes. With only one wish left, she decides to visit her fairy friend's magical home: Fairvana!


June 15, 2018
Beatty, Melinda, author.
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
327 pages ; 22 cm
"When the King hears that Only Fallow can see lies and only tells the truth, he summons her, and she must learn to navigate the dangerous, political world of the King's court"-- Provided by publisher.

Nicola Berry and the petrifying problem with Princess Petronella

June 15, 2018
Moriarty, Liane, author.
248 pages ; 20 cm.
"First published in 2009 as Nicola Berry: Earthling Ambassador by Grosset & Dunlap." -- Title page verso.
By correctly answering ten peculiar questions, a young Australian girl becomes Earth's official ambassador to planet Globagaskar, where she hopes to persuade the spoiled Princess Petronella not to turn Earth into a garbage can.

Nicola Berry and the shocking trouble on the planet of Shobble

June 15, 2018
Moriarty, Liane, author.
266 pages ; 20 cm.
Sequel to Nicola Berry and the petrifying problem with Princess Petronella.
The Space Brigade are relaxing after their spectacular triumph over Princess Petronella and her plans to destroy Earth when they receive an intriguing letter. The planet of Shobble wants to employ their services. Most of the population are virtually slaves, forced to mine for marshmallow and drill for chocolate (the ingredients of Shobble-Choc, the most divine chocolate in the galaxy). Led by a girl called Topaz, the workers are beginning to rebel and the commander-in-chief wants the Space Brigade to squash the rebellion. At first Nicola refuses to be involved but then something happens that leaves her with no choice. Now the Space Brigade are on an incredible journey, and along the way they'll learn new skills, make new friends - and they might just change this planet's history forever.

Nicola Berry and the wicked war on the planet of Whimsy

June 15, 2018
Moriarty, Liane, author.
266 pages ; 20 cm.
Previously published as "War on Whimsy."
It was past midnight when Nicola Berry, Earthling Ambassador and leader of the Space Brigade, received an urgent phone call. Shimlara from the planet Globagaskar was ringing with terrible news: her mother, father and little brother Squid had been kidnapped! They were being held captive on the Planet of Whimsy, the most beautiful planet in the universe, by the scaly inhabitants of Volcanomania. Now the members of the Space Brigade have to daringly rescue Shimlara's family before the war is won.

Perfectly popular

June 15, 2018
Scott, Lisa Ann, author.
New York : Scholastic Inc, [2018]
118 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Brooke saved a fairy's life and got seven wishes in return. With three wishes used, she decides to wish her way into a starring role in the school concert, only to find that the spotlight is less fun than it looks.

Escape to the above

June 15, 2018
Epstein, Adam Jay, author.
New York : Imprint, 2018.
311 pages ; 22 cm.
Enduring boring days spent inventing traps to keep plunderers at bay, trapsmith Wily Snare is kidnapped by the first thieves to outwit his innovations and is recruited into their band to help loot treasure as part of a rebellion against the Infernal King.

The treasure trap

June 15, 2018
Scott, Lisa Ann, author.
New York : Scholastic Inc, [2018]
118 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Brooke is learning that you have to be careful when you're making a wish. So this time she's asking her fairy friend, Calla, for exactly what she wants: long-lost treasure in her own backyard! What could be better than gold? Then everything goes wrong. Brooke has buried treasure--and no map to find it? Brooke's golden opportunity suddenly looks like a trap!

The wishmakers

June 14, 2018
Whitesides, Tyler, author.
325 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Ace unwittingly releases a genie from a peanut butter jar and gets unlimited wishes that he must learn to use with their consequences before all the world's cats and dogs turn into zombies who will eat mankind.

Bites back

June 14, 2018
Walker, Landry Q. (Landry Quinn), author.
New York, New York : Penguin Workshop, [2018]
227 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"Elara just wants to learn how to build new worlds with her best friends Knot, Beezle, Sabik, and her alien-sponge roommate, Clare. But when an evil time-hopping force threatens to take down the galactic order, Elara's 'normal' school year might turn into something weird"--Provided by publisher.

Star the little farm cat

June 14, 2018
Moonheart, Ella, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
96 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
While visiting her aunt and uncle's farm, Kitty uses her ability to transform into a cat to find out why her cousin, Max, is so unfriendly and helps with a mouse problem.

The clippity-cloppity carnival

June 14, 2018
Tripp, Valerie, 1951- author.
91 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
"The WellieWishers are throwing a carnival! There will be games and cotton candy, balloons and baby chicks. Best of all, there will be a real horse to ride! There's only one problem: Ashlyn refuses to come. Why? The carnival just won't be as much fun without Ashlyn! Can her friends convince her to give it a try?"--Page 4 of cover.

Emerson and Princess Peep

June 14, 2018
Tripp, Valerie, 1951- author.
Middleton, WI : American Girl Publishing, [2018]
97 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Emerson learns that taking care of a chick isn't easy after Queen Ruby's first egg hatches.

Willa's wilderness campout

June 14, 2018
Tripp, Valerie, 1951- author.
Middleton, WI : American Girl Publishing, [2018]
87 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
The Wellie Wishers go camping, but when they arrive at the campsite, they discover they are missing some key items.

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