New Kids' Fiction Books

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.
The phantom bandit / Geronimo Stilton. cover
Geronimo visits Cacklefur Castle for a vacation, but a ghostly thief on the grounds is targeting the von Cacklefurs' special pumpkins.-- adapted from cover description.
Heidi Heckelbeck is so totally grounded / by Wanda Coven ; illustrated by Priscilla Burris. cover
Having decided housecleaning is too much for her to handle, Heidi Heckelbeck pulls out her Book of Spells and conjures up a helper, with disastrous results.
Grumpy goblins / by Jaden Kent ; illustrated by Iryna Bodnaruk. cover
"When Squeaky the gremlin runs off with Owen's favorite book, the dragon twins follow him right into a goblin village. All Owen wants is his book back, but the goblin leader Grom the Terrible wants something else: to battle Owen. Can Owen beat Grom the Terrible in a battle to win back his book and save Ella and Squeaky from the grumpy goblins?"-- Provided by publisher.
Spirit / Ellen Miles. cover
"While walking in a snowstorm, Lizzie sees two dark eyes and a little black nose: it's Spirit, a white German shepherd puppy. Spirit's owners found new homes for all of his brothers and sisters, but they still don't have a place for him. Can Lizzie find a forever home for this helpful little pup?"--Back cover.
The house with chicken legs / Sophie Anderson. cover
"All 12-year-old Marinka wants is a friend. A real friend. Not like her house with chicken legs. Sure, the house can play games like tag and hide-and-seek, but Marinka longs for a human companion. Someone she can talk to and share secrets with. But that's tough when your grandmother is a Yaga, a guardian who guides the dead into the afterlife. It's even harder when you live in a house that wanders all over the world . . . carrying you with it. Even worse, Marinka is being trained to be a Yaga. That means no school, no parties -- and no playmates that stick around for more than a day. So when Marinka stumbles across the chance to make a real friend, she breaks all the rules . . . with devastating consequences. Her beloved grandmother mysteriously disappears, and it's up to Marinka to find her -- even if it means making a dangerous journey to the afterlife. With a mix of whimsy, humour, and adventure, this debut novel will wrap itself around your heart and never let go." -- Publisher's description.
Artemis Fowl : the Arctic incident / Eoin Colfer. cover
When Artemis learns that his father has been kidnapped by the Russian mob, he races to the Arctic Circle to make a daring rescue where he finds an old acquaintance, Captain Holly Short, who is investigating a plot of the goblin mob.
Just dance / Patricia MacLachlan. cover
On a farm in the middle of the prairie, ten-year-old Sylvie struggles to understand why her mother gave up singing on stage while she sets off on an adventure of her own as the town reporter.
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."
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!"