New Kids' Fiction Books

The icebound land / John Flanagan. cover
Chasing the slave-traders who kidnapped Will and Evanlyn, Ranger Halt and warrior student Horace find themselves in the frozen northern islands, where they battle a ruthless knight as they attempt to rescue their friends.
The super life of Ben Braver / written and illustrated by Marcus Emerson. cover
Ben Braver is sent to a secret school where kids with super abilities learn to control their powers, even though he does not have any super abilities and no one has ever thought he could be special.
August Isle / Ali Standish. cover
While spending the summer with her mother's old friend, twelve-year-old Miranda tries to uncover the mysteries behind her mother's past and to understand why her mother seems so distant.
The chupacabras of the Río Grande / by Adam Gidwitz and David Bowles ; [illustrated by Hatem Aly]. cover
"Uchenna and Elliot travel with Professor Fauna to the Texas-Mexico border to save the region's animals and help bring a divided community back together with the help of locals"-- Provided by publisher.
Up the Misty Peak / written by Kiki Thorpe ; illustrated by Jana Christy. cover
"In the fourth book of the ... Finding Tinker Bell series, the Never Girls are reunited with the herd of mist horses they met long ago in Never Land. Can the horses help the Never Girls and their fairy friends--Silvermist, Fawn, Rosetta, and Iridessa--finally find Tink before she is lost forever?"-- Provided by publisher.
Maggie and Max / Ellen Miles. cover
Charles and Lizzie Peterson try to find Maggie, the Saint Bernard dog, and Max, the cat, homes before Christmas.
Project me 2.0 / Jan Gangsei. cover
"Farley Andrew Turner (yes, that spells "Fat") wants to give his image a little boost...and maybe, just maybe, he can impress his secret crush. But when he clicks on a website that promises to provide a pathway to achieving the self-improvement he needs, things go wrong--big time. Suddenly he's sharing his bedroom with a tiny Internet guru who'd really like to be surfing the waves, not the Web. Now, in order to rid himself of the four-inch-tall pest spouting ridiculous self-help advice and doing yoga on his mouse pad, Farley must complete all "Seven Steps to a Whole New You!"--no matter how embarrassing they may be. Which is how he finds himself in too-small spandex suffering through daily jogs with his super-athletic dad, attempting to read War and Peace, and agreeing to play toy guitar in his best friend Burt's newly formed off-pitched boy band. Unfortunately, it only goes downhill from there... But hey, no one ever claimed the path to enlightenment would be easy, did they?"--Jacket.
The winner is... / by Charise Mericle Harper ; with illustrations by Aurelie Blard-Quintard. cover
The finalists face surprises as they find their culinary knowledge, ingenuity, and friendship tested in the final week of competition that will determine who earns the title of Next Best Junior Chef. Includes facts about foods' flavors and textures and how they can be combined.
Traitor's chase / Stuart Gibbs. cover
When the Musketeers pursue the dangerous Michel Dinicoeur to Spain, they are ambushed at every turn, causing them to suspect that there may be a traitor within their own ranks.
The night garden / Polly Horvath. cover
Twelve-year-old Franny Whitekraft lives quietly with her adopted parents on a farm on Vancouver Island until the spring of 1945 when the three Madden children move in, UFOs and ghosts appear, and an important military airplane disappears.
My life as a ninja / Janet Tashjian ; with cartoons by Jake Tashjian. cover
Derek Fallon and his friends decide to become ninjas, which helps when they begin to investigate who is painting minotaurs on walls around town.
The heat is on / by Charise Mericle Harper ; with illustrations by Aur©♭lie Blard-Quintard. cover
The second week of Next Best Junior Chef features family and traditions, as Caroline, Oliver, and Rae, ages eleven to twelve, face more challenges and another elimination.
The great museum mix-up and other surprise endings / Deborah Lytton ; cover and internal illustrations by Jeanine Murch. cover
Ruby and the members of her lunchtime book club are thrilled when the class field trip to the museum gives them the chance to follow in the footsteps of an adventurer who may have discovered the last unicorn.
A good night for shooting zombies / Jaco Jacobs ; illustrated by Jim Tierney ; translated from Afrikaans by Kobus Geldenhuys. cover
Martin's life changes the day his dad is killed in a car accident. No one talks about it. His mum refuses to leave the house. His sister is only interested in her boyfriend. And Martin? He spends his afternoons alone with the family chickens - that's why they call him 'Clucky' - and at night, he solves difficult maths problems in his head to help him fall asleep. But one day Martin meets a boy called Vusi, who dreams of making a zombie movie. The two are plunged head first into a wild adventure, pulling everyone they know along with them.-- Publisher's description.
The Boggart fights back / Susan Cooper. cover
Allie, Jay, the Boggart, and his cousin Nessie strive to stop an American developer from destroying their home, even if that means waking up deadly Old Magic creatures.
Ask Emma / Sheryl Berk & Carrie Berk. cover
Believing she has a talent for solving others' problems, seventh-grader Emma Woods starts an advice blog for her classmates, but in spite of her good intentions, she quickly discovers that she sometimes creates problems and that not everyone wants her help.
80 days or die / Peter Lerangis. cover
After his friend falls seriously ill, Max and his cousin Alex use clues found in their great-great-great-grandfather Jules Vernes unpublished manuscript to find a magical cure.
Sarai and the around the world fair / Sarai Gonzalez and Monica Brown. cover
When Sarai outgrows her bike, she worries she will never get to travel anywhere, until an around the world fair at school teaches her that with a little imagination, she can go anywhere she wants.
Isadora Moon has a birthday / Harriet Muncaster. cover
Half-fairy, half-vampire Isadora Moon wants a normal human birthday party, but will her parents be able to meet her request?
Isadora Moon goes on a field trip / Harriet Muncaster. cover
Isadora Moon, a half-fairy, half-vampire, goes on a school trip to an old castle, where she and her friends meet a ghost.
Making bombs for Hitler : a novel / by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch. cover
In 1943, ten-year-old Lida is torn away from her home in the Ukraine, separated from her little sister Larissa, and sent to a slave labor camp in Germany, but when she is moved and set to making bombs, she sees a way to strike back at the Nazis.
Ruff vs. fluff / Spencer Quinn. cover
Queenie is a cat, deeply aware of her own perfection, and Arthur is a dog who normally likes everyone (except Queenie who is devoted to making his life a misery), and they both live at the Blackberry Hill Inn in the Northeast in snow country with their human twins (Harmony and Bro), and Mom; but one winter's day an unpleasant and suspicious stranger comes to stay at the inn, and soon the twin's uncle is framed for murder--and Queenie and Arthur must put aside their differences and work together to solve the mystery and protect their humans.
The disappearance / Franklin W. Dixon. cover
While at a comic book convention, the Hardy brothers and Frank's new girlfriend Jones meet up with Jones's online friend Harper, but when she disappears overnight, the brothers start looking into her life and uncovering her secrets.
Transformed : the perils of the Frog Prince / Megan Morrison. cover
Prince Syrah of the Olive Isles used to be human (and a jerk), but for the last fifteen months he has been a frog (still a jerk) and he would really, really, like to be human again; although life has been a little better since Rapunzel found him, the spell he is under prevents people from realizing who he is--his one advantage is that he can hear people's thoughts when his skin is in contact with them, and hopefully he can use that to save Rapunzel and Jack, and earn his humanity back.
Tin / Padraig Kenny. cover
In an alternate 1930s England where robots want more than anything to feel human, Christopher discovers that he harbors a secret in his past and his robot friends try to help him uncover the truth.