New Kids' Fiction Books

The right hook of Devin Velma / Jake Burt. cover
Even though he suffers from social anxiety, twelve-year-old Addison agrees to help his best friend achieve social media fame while at a nationally-televised NBA game.
The evil wizard Smallbone / Delia Sherman. cover
After running away from an abusive home, Nick becomes the apprentice to wizard Zachariah Smallbone, the owner of a bookstore whose snarky books teach Nick the magic he will need to defeat Smallbone's nemesis, werewolf Fidelou.
Shine of the silver dragon / by Tracey West ; [illustrated by Nina de Polonia]. cover
Diego is under the spell of the wizard Maldred who wants to control the Naga, an enormous dragon that lives deep within the Earth, and plans to use Diego to steal the two keys necessary for that purpose; the first key is guarded by Argent, the silver dragon, and Jean his dragon master, so Drake, Bo, Carlos, and their dragons travel to Gallia to try and stop the theft and break the spell on Diego.
Mortal coil / Derek Landy. cover
Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back – just in time to see their whole world get turned upside down. With Valkyrie struggling to protect her dark secret, Skulduggery and the gang are more vulnerable than ever, just as a plague of body-snatching Remnants are released upon the world…
Death bringer / Derek Landy. cover
The Necromancers no longer need Valkyrie to be their Death Bringer, and that's a good thing. The catch? They don't need her any more because they've found their Death Bringer already, the person who will dissolve the doors between life and death. And that's a very, very bad thing ...
Dark days / Derek Landy. cover
"He's dead. She's still in high school. But together they're going to save the world. Skulduggery is gone, sucked into a parallel dimension. There is no official plan to save him. But Valkyrie's never had much time for plans..."--Back cover.
The glass town game / Catherynne M. Valente ; illustrated by Rebecca Green. cover
Whisked away to a magical land of their own making as they are about to depart for boarding school, sisters Charlotte and Emily Brontë find themselves fighting Napoleon to obtain a potion that raises the dead.
The daybreak bond / Megan Frazer Blakemore. cover
Mori and her friends set out to seek help for Ilana from Dr. Varden, one of the founders of Old Harmonie, but meeting Outsiders gives them a new perspective on their utopian community.
The goldfish boy / Lisa Thompson. cover
Emotionally crippled by his obsessive-compulsive disorder, teenager Matthew Corbin rarely leaves his room on a cul-de-sac in London, and he passes the day observing and writing down his neighbors doings from his window--but when a toddler staying next door disappears Matt is the key to solving a mystery and possibly saving a child's life ... if he can manage to expose himself, and his secret guilt to the outside world.
You don't know everything, Jilly P! / Alex Gino. cover
When her new baby sister is born deaf, Jilly makes an online connection with a fellow fantasy fan, who happens to be black and deaf, and begins to learn about the many obstacles that exist in the world for people who are different from her.
Two cats and a baby / by Tom Watson ; illustrations by Ethan Long based on original sketches by Tom Watson. cover
When Grandma Cobb arrives to babysit the new baby Millie, she gets trapped inside the bathroom, locked away from Millie, and Stick Cat needs to rescue her, but he also needs to help Edith in her new role as babysitter-in-chief.
Touchdown Kid / Tim Green. cover
Cory and his best friend, Liam, are tested when Liam sustains an injury that costs him a football scholarship and Cory is offered his friend's scholarship and must learn how to fit in with his privileged new classmates.
Tales from a not-so-happy birthday / Rachel Renée Russell ; with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell. cover
It's Nikki's birthday, and it is up to her whether it is a blast or a bust.
Lord of the mountain / Ronald Kidd. cover
In 1927, Nate Owens, thirteen, sets out from Bristol, Tennessee, against the wishes of his father, a self-proclaimed preacher, to find himself and the song he thinks will heal his broken family.
The truth about Martians / Melissa Savage. cover
When a flying saucer crash-lands next to Mylo's Roswell, New Mexico, ranch in 1947, he and his friends Dibs and Gracie set out to find and help the Martians.
The Darkdeep / Ally Condie, Brendan Reichs. cover
Middle-schoolers Nico, Tyler, Ella, and Opal discover a hidden island in a forbidden cove that appears uninhabited, but something ancient has awakened knowing their wishes, dreams, and darkest secrets.
Bluecrowne : a Greenglass House story / Kate Milford ; with illustrations by Nicole Wong. cover
In 1810, Lucy Bluecrowne, twelve, is bored living ashore with her stepmother and half brother until two nefarious strangers identify her little brother as the pyrotechnical prodigy they need for their evil plan.
The empty grave / Jonathan Stroud ; [illustrated by] Kate Adams. cover
"With the help of some unexpected, and rather ghostly, allies, Lockwood & Co. must battle their greatest enemy yet, as they move ever closer to the moment when the earth-shattering secret of 'the problem' will finally be revealed"-- Provided by publisher.
Scout : Firefighter / Jennifer Li Shotz. cover
"Its official: Scout is now a K9 in the National Guard. But being a certified hero means Scout has his job cut out for him. He needs to work even harder to protect his country and his human best friend, Matt. When Matts classmates get trapped in a raging wildfire, Matt knows that only Scout can track them down and bring them back safely. But when Matts dad, a First Sergeant home on leave, gets wind of their plan, he insists on joining the rescue mission. Can the heroic team save Matts friends from the dangerous fires before time runs out? This fast-moving tale of Scout the hero dog will grab even reluctant readers and is perfect for fans of Cracker!, Max, and Hero."--Amazon.com.
Bounce back / Hena Khan ; illustrated by Sally Wern Comport. cover
When an injury sidelines new captain Zayd, he must find another way to be a leader for his basketball team.
The reckless club / Beth Vrabel. cover
After getting in trouble in the eighth grade, five students are assigned by a judge to spend the last day of summer helping out in an assisted living home and manage to forge an unexpected bond with the residents and with each other.
The Adventurers Guild / Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos. cover
"Conscripted into the dangerous Adventurers Guild, best friends Zed and Brock must defend what is left of humanity against terrible monsters in this epic fantasy."-- Provided by publisher.
Krista kim-bap / Angela Ahn. cover
"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!"--Amazon.com.
Everlasting Nora / Marie Miranda Cruz. cover
After surviving a fire in which her father dies, Nora and her mother live in a cemetery, but when her mother disappears and a loan shark steals her savings, Nora finds support from her cemetery neighbors to earn some money and search for her mother.
Sweep : the story of a girl and her monster / by Jonathan Auxier. cover
In nineteenth-century England, after her father's disappearance Nan Sparrow, ten, works as a "climbing boy," aiding chimney sweeps, but when her most treasured possessions end up in a fireplace, she unwittingly creates a golem.-- Provided by Publisher.