New Kids' Fiction Books

Dream within a dream / Patricia MacLachlan. cover
Eleven-year-old aspiring writer Louisa considers traveling the world with her globetrotting parents, but friendship with George helps her to see her grandparents' farm on Deer Island in a new light.
The miscalculations of Lightning Girl / Stacy McAnulty. cover
A lightning strike made Lucy, twelve, a math genius but, after years of homeschooling, her grandmother enrolls her in middle school and she learns that life is more than numbers.
Ada Twist and the perilous pants / by Andrea Beaty ; illustrated by David Roberts. cover
"When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high can a balloon float? Is itpossible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? And what's the best plan for getting him down?"-- Provided by publisher.
Magyk / Angie Sage ; illustrations by Mark Zug. cover
After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier.
Once upon a time : traditional Latin American tales = Habia una vez : cuentos tradicionales latinoamericanos / by Rueben Martinez ; illustrated by Raul Colon ; translated by David Unger. cover
A collection of seven traditional tales from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain retold in English and Spanish. Includes notes about each story.
Poached / Stuart Gibbs. cover
Twelve-year-old Teddy Fitzroy is the prime suspect when FunJungle's newly-acquired koala goes missing, thanks to a prank staged by middle school bully Vance Jessup.
Ellie steps up to the plate / by Callie Barkley ; illustrated by Tracy Bishop. cover
Ellie tries her hand at softball, but it is harder than it looks. Then she finds a baby deer in the forest while looking for the softball.
Lily / Whitney Sanderson ; illustrated by Ruth Sanderson. cover
In 1939 Wales, a strawberry roan Welsh pony named Lily and her rider Gwen are Pony Club members who enjoy competing in gymkhana games, but the start of World War II brings changes to their routine and a new member to the Pony Club--a prickly girl named Bridget, sent to the country to escape the threat of bombings in London.
Fala / by Kate Klimo ; illustrated by Tim Jessell. cover
As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's nearly constant companion, Fala the Scottish terrier was in the unique position to witness the workings of the U.S. presidency. And now for the first time, the sassy Scottie shares a fictionalized story with readers, from his idyllic puppyhood spent chasing squirrels through his adulthood spent chasing dignitaries around the world with FDR.
Barry / by Kate Klimo ; illustrated by Tim Jessell. cover
Barry der Menschenretter, a Saint Bernard dog, reflects back on his life in the early 1800s at the Hospice of the Great Saint Bernard in the Swiss Alps, where he rescued some forty people from avalanches. Includes facts about the breed and the hospice.
Stubby / by Kate Klimo ; illustrated by Tim Jessell. cover
"Stubby the war dog narrates the story of his life, from his birth on the streets of New Haven, Connecticut, through his time spent in Europe with the American Expeditionary Force, to his eventual hero's welcome back in the U.S."-- Provided by publisher.
Sweetie / by Kate Klimo ; illustrated by Tim Jessell. cover
"George Washington's foxhound Sweetlips narrates the story of her master's transformation from farmer to Father of our Country."-- Provided by publisher.
Buddy / by Kate Klimo ; illustrated by Tim Jessell. cover
A German shepherd describes her life as the first guide dog trained to serve the blind.
Ginger / by Kate Klimo ; illustrated by Tim Jessell. cover
Ginger the golden retriever narrates the story of her life, from her birth in a puppy mill through the various people who have "owned" her.
Rolf / by Kate Klimo ; illustrated by Tim Jessell. cover
"A dachshund loses his hind leg in an accident and finds his life's calling as a therapy dog"-- Provided by publisher.
Sparky / by Kate Klimo ; illustrated by Tim Jessell. cover
"A firedog from the Maxwell Street fire station tells the story of the Great Chicago Fire"-- Provided by publisher.
Tiny Tim / by Kate Klimo ; illustrated by Tim Jessell. cover
"Charles Dickens' dog Timber tells the story of his life with the great writer."-- Provided by publisher.
Susan / by Kate Klimo ; illustrated by Tim Jessell. cover
"Susan--the corgi presented to Princess Elizabeth on her eighteenth birthday--reveals secrets of life in Buckingham Palace"-- Provided by publisher. Includes historical notes and information about the breed.
Fido / by Kate Klimo ; illustrated by Tim Jessell. cover
An account of the life of Abrham Lincoln from the point of view, of his dog, Fido.
Penny / Whitney Sanderson ; illustrated by Ruth Sanderson. cover
Penny, a blue-eyed palomino paint mare, narrates her experiences with her owner, Buckeye Jack, and Jack's grandson, Jesse, during the 1850s Northern California gold rush.
Liz and the nosy neighbor / by Callie Barkley ; illustrated by Tracy Bishop. cover
"Liz has been assigned a class project that's perfect for her. She has to create a diorama of an animal habitat! Art plus animals? What could be better? Well, things could be better if Liz's new neighbor and classmate was a little nicer to her ... and a little less nosy!" -- Back cover.
Surf's up, creepy stuff! / by Andres Miedoso ; illustrated by Victor Rivas. cover
"Desmond and Andres battle beach bullies who also happen to be creepy monsters"-- Provided by publisher.
The sleepwalking snowman / by Andres Miedoso ; illustrated by Victor Rivas. cover
Desmond and Andres face a snowman that was built by a schoolmate but seems to have a mind of its own, as well as a snowball-throwing bully.
The scary library shusher / by Andres Miedoso ; illustrated by Victor Rivas. cover
When Desmond and Andres go to the Kersville Library for a school assignment, they encounter a ghost who insists they be quiet.
Night of the zombie zookeeper / by Andres Miedoso ; illustrated by Victor Rivas. cover
Desmond and Andres face a zombie during a school field trip to the zoo.