New Arrivals · Kids’ Fiction

April 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Remy Sneakers and the lost treasure

April 19, 2018
Sherry, Kevin, author, illustrator.
121 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Somebody has broken into Remy the Raccoon's home and stolen his most treasured possession, his grandfather's journal filled with pictures and family stories--so Remy and the Critter Crew, together with a shifty cat called Buttercup (whose motives are suspicious), set out to track down the thief, encountering many dangerous animals on the way.

Krista Kim-bap

April 19, 2018
Ahn, Angela, author.
159 pages ; 19 cm
"Krista and Jason have been best friends since preschool. It never mattered that he was a boy with reddish brown hair and she was 'the Korean girl' at school. Now in fifth grade, everyone in their class is preparing their Heritage Month projects. Jason has always loved Krista's Korean family, and particularly her mom's cooking, but Krista is conflicted about being her school's 'Korean Ambassador.' She's also worried about asking her intimidating grandma to teach the class how to cook their traditional kim-bap. Combine that with her new friends pulling her away from Jason, and Krista has a lot to deal with this year!"

Thisby Thestoop and the black mountain

April 19, 2018
Gorman, Zac, author.
318 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
When Princess Iphigenia gets lost during a tour of the Black Mountain dungeon, it is up to gamekeeper Thisby Thestoop to guide the princess back to safety before she is eaten by the many creatures that live there.

Bad guy blizzard

April 19, 2018
Marsham, Liz, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
The Penguin's zoo takeover -- Mr. Freeze and Captain Cold team up! -- The Joker's clown school.
Batman fights to keep Gotham safe as the Penguin takes over the zoo, Mr. Freeze teams up with Captain Cold, and the Joker opens a school for clowns.

The Chikorita challenge

April 19, 2018
West, Tracey, 1965- adapter.
87 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Ash thinks it's cool that Chikorita has joined his Poḱémon team. But the newest member of his Poḱémon squad is jealous of Pikachu! So Chikorita takes off--on a journey way beyond the Poḱé Ball. And that could be very dangerous! Will Pikachu and Ash find Chikorita before Team Rocket gets their paws on the Grass-type Poḱémon?"--Back cover.

Jasmine's big idea

April 19, 2018
Velasquez, Crystal, author.
90 pages ; 20 cm.
Jasmine Arroyo loves volunteering with her veterinarian mom at the Kew Gardens Animal Shelter. When Jasmine learns that the shelter will have to turn away new animals unless it can raise funds to expand, she is determined to help in any way she can. The shelter is throwing a fundraiser and the girls decide to create a kids craft corner. They can draw pictures of all the shelter animals to help them find their forever homes.

Prepare for trouble

April 19, 2018
West, Tracey, 1965- adapter.
89 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Jessie, James and Meowth are on a mission: to be the world's greatest Pokémon thieves. And they are prepared to fight! Pokémon of the world, beware! Team Rocket is extending their reach to the stars above.

Thea Stilton and the Niagara splash

April 19, 2018
Stilton, Thea, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2018]
164 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
When a member of their group goes missing, the Thea sisters head to Niagara Falls to find him.

Dolphin summer

April 19, 2018
Hapka, Cathy, author.
204 pages ; 20 cm.
Include excerpt of Dolphin Dreams.
Lily's summer is off to a rocky start. Her best friends have abandoned her for sleep-away camp, without even considering whether she'd want to go or not. Worse, she's stuck with a long summer reading list her parents insist she finish when all she really wants to do is hang out at the aquarium so she can learn everything she'll need to know to become a marine biologist someday. So when Lily discovers a dolphin in a nearby canal, she's torn. She knows she shouldn't be spending all her time watching over the sweet, playful creature. But if the dolphin can't find the way back to its pod in the bay, it could be in serious trouble. Lily can't help feeling that saving the dolphin might just be her destiny.

The war below : a novel

April 19, 2018
Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk, author.
240 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in 2014 by Scholastic Canada under title: Underground soldier.
Companion to: Making bombs for Hitler.
Luka, a Ukrainian boy working in a slave labor camp, plays dead after an explosion at the factory and escapes, eventually joining a resistance group that opposes both the Nazis and the Soviets, and through the danger of the guerilla fighting he has two overriding goals--find out if his parents are still alive, and reunite with Lida, a girl who was a friend in the labor camp.

Chasing Helicity

April 19, 2018
Zee, Ginger, author.
Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2018.
204 pages ; 22 cm
Thirteen-year-old Helicity, not a victim of a horrific tornado but a survivor, connects with a local meteorologist and other stormchasers who support her plan to become one of them.

Popped star

April 18, 2018
Montijo, Rhode, author, illustrator.
Los Angeles ; New York : Disney-Hyperion, 2018.
147 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
As Gabby Gomez is trying to tell her family she is Gum Girl, she encounters Ninja-Rina, a masked ballerina for whom no crime is "tutu" big.

The magic looking glass

April 18, 2018
Percival, Tom, 1977- author, illustrator.
180 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Originally published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Macmillan Children's Books, an imprint of Pan Macmillan."
Hansel, Gretel, and new friend Wolfie, find a Magic Looking Glass that promises to help them find a cutting stolen from the magical Story Tree.

The case of the perilous palace

April 18, 2018
Stratford, Jordan, author.
183 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
"Ada's imperious grandmother has absolutely shut the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency down--until they get a case from a princess, that is. The princess Alexandrina Victoria, age 9 (who will grow up to be Queeen Victoria), is the most closely watched girl in England. She is never alone. Every morsel she eats is catalogued. Every visitor overseen. Every move noted down. She has but one thing of her own--a sketchbook she uses as a secret diary, where she records her private thoughts in code. But now, somehow, that sketchbook has disappeared. And so the princess enlists Ada and Mary to figure out what has happened to the sketchbook without arousing the suspicions of her minders. A most clandestine case indeed! One that will involve breaking into Kensington Palace and uncovering a host of surprising royal secrets... this funny, Christmas-time romp of a caper will delight history and mystery fans alike."


April 18, 2018
Jeter, Derek, 1974- author.
148 pages ; 24 cm
"Jeter Children's."
While spending the summer with his extended family in New Jersey, Derek finds a team he can play baseball with and earns money to take his best friend to a Yankees game.

The last of the lost boys

April 18, 2018
Wilson, Nathan D., author.
245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Alex always thought his life was boring at best. But when he learns that his favorite time-traveling heroes Sam and Glory are his real parents, Alex realizes he never needed to dream of an elsewhere. Just an elsewhen. But when Alex sets out to find Father Tiempo, he is ambushed and transformed into the powerful villain El Terremento. Now there's not a second to waste. Unless Sam and Glory Miracle can stop the son they didn't even know they were going to have--let alone lose--history will be unhinged, for good.--Provided by Publisher.

A prickly problem

April 18, 2018
Kelly, Jacqueline, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2018].
104 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
When the Tate family dog, Ajax, has a run-in with a porcupine, things get prickly--and dangerous--quickly. It'll take Callie's quick thinking and doctoring, along with a little help from Dr. Pritzker, to make things right. Will Ajax learn to leave other critters alone?

The battle of Junk Mountain

April 18, 2018
Greenberg, Lauren Abbey, author.
Philadelphia, Pa. : RP Kids, 2018.
216 pages ; 22 cm
Twelve-year-old Shayne looks forward to spending her summers with her grandmother, but she is disappointed when her best friend is more interested in boys than making bracelets and her grandmother's hobby has become a hoarding problem.

Deep water

April 18, 2018
Key, Watt, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018.
264 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
When a dive off the coast of Alabama goes horribly wrong, twelve-year-old Julie and one of her father's scuba clients struggle to survive after reaching an abandoned oil rig.

Ghost boys

April 18, 2018
Rhodes, Jewell Parker, author.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
214 pages ; 20 cm
"After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till"-- Provided by publisher.

A heart full of hope

April 18, 2018
Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-
Middleton, WI : American Girl, [2014]
150 pages ; 20 cm
"Addy 1864"--Cover.
Having Poppa home fills Addy's heart with happiness, and moving to a boarding house brings a new special friend--one who encourages Addy to always stay hopeful for the future. Then Addy enjoys the victory of having her idea chosen for a fair fundraiser, where a friendship is born, and the answer to a riddle brings a wonderful surprise. But will the rest of Addy's family be reunited before the New Year?

Lost and found

April 18, 2018
Tripp, Valerie, 1951-
Middleton, WI : American Girl, 20142.
157 pages ; 20 cm
Previously published in different format as "Happy birthday, Samantha," "Samantha saves the day," and "Changes for Samantha."
"Samantha, 1904"
When she discovers that Nellie and her sisters have been sent to an orphanage, Samantha, now living with her aunt and uncle in New York City, tries to help her friends as much as she can.

Turning things around

April 18, 2018
Tripp, Valerie, 1951- author.
Middleton, WI : American Girl, [2014]
170 pages ; 20 cm.
"Kit 1934"--Cover.
"Turning Things Around, the second volume of Kit's classic stories, tells how Kit uses her talents to tackle the challenges brought by the Great Depression"-- Provided by publisher.

Jolly foul play : a Wells & Wong mystery

April 17, 2018
Stevens, Robin, 1988- author.
347 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Originally published: London : Penguin Random House UK, 2016.
"Daisy and Hazel must solve another murder at Deepdean when a bullying Head Girl turns up dead on Bonfire Night"-- Provided by publisher.

Road trip with Max and his mom

April 17, 2018
Urban, Linda, author.
New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]
147 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Max and his mom embark on a road trip as they adjust to their new understanding of family"--Provided by publisher.

Running through sprinklers

April 17, 2018
Kim, Michelle (Filmmaker), author.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2018]
209 pages ; 22 cm
Sara and Nadine have been like two halves of the same person, but when Nadine skips a grade and begins high school first, Sara must discover who she is without Nadine.

Clash in the underwater world

April 17, 2018
Davidson, Danica, author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]
100 pages ; 20 cm
"An unofficial Minecrafter's adventure." -- Cover.
"Minecrafters will love Stevie's fourth exciting adventure in the Unofficial Overworld Heroes Adventure series: fighting the fiercest monsters he's faced yet--underwater!"-- Provided by publisher.

The seven deadly sins : seven-colored recollections

April 17, 2018
Matsuda, Shuka, author.
148 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Originally published: Tokyo : Kodansha Ltd., 2016 under the title Shōsetsu Nanatsu no Taizai--Gaiden--Nanairo no Tsuioku.
"Shaking the wide plains of Britannia, known only to a select few, is the legendary traveling tavern the Boar Hat. Gathered in this tavern are the equally legendary Seven Deadly Sins, the proud order of knights that permits no disruption to the order of the Kingdom of Liones. In a brief moment of peace before the great war that will test their strengths, the knights gather in the strange tavern to recall their rainbow-colored histories. The three episodes here reveal their hidden sweet and painful memories"--Provided by publisher.

Cody and the heart of a champion

April 16, 2018
Springstubb, Tricia, author.
151 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"In Cody's experience, some people keep you on your toes--just like Mother Nature, who is warm one day and snowy the next. Cody's brother, Wyatt, is wearing collared shirts because his girlfriend likes them. Pearl has joined the soccer team, and it's all she can talk about. Spencer is creating a mysterious museum under GG's porch and is never around to play. And Spencer's mom is going to have a baby! Everything around Cody--from seasons to friendships--is changing, but if she can navigate it with her trademark enthusiasm and charm, maybe the most important things will stay the same."--Jacket.

The island at the end of everything

April 16, 2018
Hargrave, Kiran Millwood, 1990- author.
243 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in the United Kingdom by Chicken House Publishing Ltd. in 2017"--Title page verso.
When the Philippine government takes over Culion, an island for people with leprosy, Ami is put in an orphanage on another island, where she finds a friend willing to help her return before her mother dies.


April 16, 2018
Haas, Jessie, author.
189 pages ; 22 cm
When Chess moves near Joni, their differing opinions have Joni defending her family's farm, and she must find the courage to stand up to Chess when she decides to "rescue" the minature horses from a nearby farm.

Beneath the blocks

April 16, 2018
Morgan, Winter, author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]
99 pages ; 21 cm.
"There is something or someone living beneath the blocks of Omar's town, and things have started to take a treacherous turn. What started out as the theft of livestock and wheat has escalated, and now villagers have started to go missing as well. Edison tries to convince Omar that he's not a good fit for the job—as he only solved a local robbery—and sends his friend on his way. But a few days later, Amira arrives with bad news―Omar is the latest villager to disappear. Consumed by guilt, Edison recruits Billy and they set off to rescue Omar and face the mysterious villain lurking beneath the blocks!"--Back cover.

The creature of the pines

April 16, 2018
Gidwitz, Adam, author.
167, 10 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Map on front lining paper.
Includes excerpt from author's next book in the same series, "The Basque Dragon" in the final 10 pages of the book.
After encountering a Jersey Devil while on a field trip to the Pine Barrens, Elliot and his new friend Uchenna help their weird teacher Professor Fauna rescue the mythological creature from a pair of greedy billionaire brothers.

The Flash : Johnny Quick

April 13, 2018
Lyga, Barry, author.
New York : Amulet Books, 2018.
246 pages ; 21 cm.
"Inspired by the hit CW television series." --Cover.
"Follows Barry Allen as he continues his mission to protect Central City from the sinister Hocus Pocus-- but this time, a new evil lurks beneath the city streets. The Flash plans to travel to Earth 2, but instead he lands in a world where everything is the exact opposite of what he knows. Including the villain in this town. Johnny Quick looks like the Flash. He runs like the Flash. He... may be the Flash? But the only way for the real Flash to get home is to beat this superspeedster at his own game. "--Provided by publisher.

The Pompeii disaster

April 12, 2018
Gutman, Dan, author.
235 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Sent back in time to 79 AD, on a mission to photograph the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the Flashback Four race to get their picture.

River of fire

April 12, 2018
Hunter, Erin, author.
281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
"StarClan's prophecy has been fulfilled, and the long-lost SkyClan has returned to its rightful place among the other four warrior Clans. Many cats believe the danger is past. But after moons of division and strife, ShadowClan is in danger of falling apart forever"

Twice cursed

April 12, 2018
Grau, Sheila, author.
New York : Amulet Books, 2018.
295 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Runt is kidnapped by rebels he suspects are working with Dr. Pravus, but when he tries to escape and tell Dr. Critchlore, his curse is activated, giving him days to live.

The girl with more than one heart

April 12, 2018
Geringer, Laura, 1948- author.
New York : Amulet Books, 2018.
228 pages ; 22 cm
Briana, devastated by the sudden death of her dad, imagines she has a new heart growing deep inside her belly that gives advice in her father's voice, providing her with the support she needs to navigate through her grief.

The backward season

April 11, 2018
Myracle, Lauren, 1969- author.
293 pages ; 22 cm.
"Now that her sisters Natasha and Darya have had their turn, Ava Blok finally gets her Wishing Day. But after seeing the unintended consequences of the wishes her sisters made, she's not sure what to wish for. The only thing she's certain of is that it's her job to set things right. Hopeful that she can put her broken family back together, and eager to prove her pessimistic older sisters wrong, Ava realizes that fixing the future means changing the past. Will the journey her wishes take her on end up costing her everything?" -- Publisher's annotation.

Breeze's blast

April 11, 2018
Bliss, Emily, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
112 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Princess Breeze invites her human friend, Cressida, to attend the Blast, a festival featuring kite flying, but the wizard-lizard, Ernest, has blundered again and now giant bats sleep on the kites.


April 11, 2018
Reynolds, Jason, author.
159 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Sunny, the Defenders' best runner, only runs for his father, who blames Sunny for his mother's death, but with his coach's help Sunny finds a way to combine track and field with his true passion, dancing.

You go first

April 11, 2018
Kelly, Erin Entrada, author.
288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Charlotte, twelve, and Ben, eleven, are highly-skilled competitors at online Scrabble and that connection helps both as they face family issues and the turmoil of middle school.

The orphan band of Springdale

April 11, 2018
Nesbet, Anne, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
435 pages ; 21 cm
"It's 1941, and tensions are rising in the United States as the Second World War rages in Europe. Eleven-year-old Gusta's life, like the world around her, is about to change. Her father, a foreign-born labor organizer, has had to flee the country, and Gusta has been sent to live in an orphanage run by her grandmother. Nearsighted, snaggletoothed Gusta arrives in Springdale, Maine, lugging her one precious possession: a beloved old French horn, her sole memento of her father. But in a family that's long on troubles and short on money, how can a girl hang on to something so valuable and yet so useless when Gusta's mill-worker uncle needs surgery to fix his mangled hand, with no union to help him pay? Inspired by her mother's fanciful stories, Gusta secretly hopes to find the coin-like "Wish" that her sea-captain grandfather supposedly left hidden somewhere. Meanwhile, even as Gusta gets to know the rambunctious orphans at the home, she feels like an outsider at her new school -and finds herself facing patriotism turned to prejudice, alien registration drives, and a family secret likely to turn the small town upside down."

Atticus Claw lends a paw

April 11, 2018
Gray, Jennifer (Children's story writer), author.
London : Faber and Faber, 2013.
214 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
"Atticus Grammatticus Cattypuss Claw, the world's greatest police cat, is back. When the kittens at the local cats' home are wrongly suspected of a knitting crime spree, Inspector Cheddar is baffled. Atticus must step in to find the real culprits. In an adventure that takes him from Littleton-on-Sea to the sands of the Egyptian desert, Atticus has to use all his tabby talents to keep one paw ahead of Ginger Biscuit and Jimmy Magpie and his gang. Can Atticus reach the lost city of cats and save the priceless treasure from the villains before it's too late?"--Publisher's website.

The pirate ghost

April 11, 2018
Dixon, Franklin W., author.
New York : Aladdin, 2018.
90 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.

Phoebe Paddlefoot makes a splash

April 11, 2018
Meadows, Daisy, author.
103 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
In the magical land of Friendship Forest, a special boat race is taking place. Best friends Lily and Jess can't wait! But when the sparkling Shimmer Lake starts to turn dark and murky, they know wicked witch Grizelda is to blame. Can little beaver Phoebe Paddlefoot help them get the lake sparkling again?

Millie Picklesnout's wild ride

April 11, 2018
Meadows, Daisy, author.
103 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Lily and Jess can't wait for the Friendship Forest Funfair on the magical Sapphire Isle. But the lake around it has turned wild and dangerous ... Could this be the work of wicked witch Grizelda? Tiny piglet Millie Picklesnout must help the girls make the waters safe again for everyone.

Amy Snowycoat's daring dive

April 11, 2018
Meadows, Daisy, author.
103 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Best friends Lily and Jess are in the magical land of Friendship Forest for a Swimming Gala. But the waters of beautiful Shimmer Lake are slowly rising ... and won't stop! Can the girls and adorable seal pup Amy Snowycoat defeat wicked witch Grizelda before Sapphire Isle is flooded completely?

Aerials and envy

April 11, 2018
Maddox, Jake, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2018]
89 pages ; 19 cm
Eighth-grader Tamaya Jackson is captain on her gymnastics team, but she sometimes feels like her coach spends a lot more time with the other gymnasts, and that she is expected to do more with less help--and an interview with the local TV station only makes matters worse when it focuses on her and makes her teammates jealous, so somehow Tamaya and the others must pull it all together because a regional competition is coming up fast.

Catching confidence

April 11, 2018
Maddox, Jake, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, [2018]
89 pages ; 19 cm
Twelve-year-old Ana Flores has never really taken to sports, but when she observes the women's softball team practice at the college where her mother is going to teach, she is intrigued and decides to try out for a local team; unfortunately it is harder than it looks--but with some help from one of the college girls, Caitlin, and Mali, a pitcher who is mad she only made second team, Ana gets to work on her catching, and Mali works on her attitude, and the girls discover they can really help each other.

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