New Kids Books
Anna and the mystery of the mountains : a graphic novel
Cleary, Rhona, author
Publisher Annotation: The peaceful town of Arendelle is shocked when boulders start tumbling down into the fjord, putting the kingdom in danger! Newly crowned Queen Anna decides to journey up into the mountains to find the cause of the rockslides, but what will she do when she discovers that the source could be within Arendelle? This hardcover graphic novel contains exciting full-color comic panels as well as pages taken from Anna's very own journals during her adventures.
The chaos monster
DasGupta, Sayantani, author
When 10-year-old Kinjal hears a strange noise in the middle of the night, he grabs his twin sister Kiya and the two go searching in the forest at the edge of their new house. There, they find Snowy and Midnight, two winged pakkhiraj horses from the Kingdom Beyond Seven Oceans and Thirteen Rivers who have come to this dimension to seek help: bees are disappearing, along with the nectar the pakkhiraj horses need to survive. Whisked away to a magical realm, the twins must use Kiya's scientific skills and Kinjal's love of books and language. But then they discover that the disappearance of the bees is more nefarious than they thought, and the plot goes all the way to the top.
Dawn of the light dragon
West, Tracey, 1965- author
To prevent the Shadow Dragon from plunging the world into sky-shadow the Drake and Darma seek out a Light Dragon named Lysa, but they learn from her dragon master they need to summon a Star Dragon with a star flute, hidden within a dangerous labyrinth.
The demon sword Asperides
Horwitz, Sarah Jean, author.
Asperides, an ancient demonic talking sword, tricks Nack Furnival, a bumbling would-be knight, into battling a wicked sorcerer bent on summoning all the evils of the underworld.
The evil secret society of cats. 3
Pandania, author, artist.
"Distracted by the charms of toe beans and tummy fur...productivity halted by a fuzzy weight on your lap or keyboard...precious belongings knocked off their shelves...cats are adorable menaces, out to bring humanity to its knees. Is there any way to escape these evil feline clutches?!"-- Provided by publisher.
Guardians of Horsa. 3, Marked for magic
Black, Roan, author
The four Guardians continue their mission to find the yearling with a new kind of magic, but find an obstacle in the Naysayers, who are prepared to fight the Guardians to keep them from success.
I survived the American Revolution, 1776
Ball, Georgia, adapter
"Nathaniel Fox never imagined he’d find himself in the middle of a blood-soaked battlefield, fighting for his life. He’s only eleven years old! He’s barely paid attention to the troubles between America and England. Instead, he’s been worked to the bone by his cruel uncle. But when his uncle's rage forces him to flee home suddenly, Nate finds himself in New York City, in the middle of the American Revolution. He encounters an old friend and joins his army regiment as a camp helper. Soon the British invade -- and nothing goes as planned. Can Nate survive the war’s biggest battle yet?"-- Provided by publisher.
Into the shadow mist
Soontornvat, Christina, author
"From two-time Newbery honor recipient Christina Soontornvat comes a compelling new young middle grade fantasy series for readers who love stories about animals, magic, and kids like them embracing their power to change the world."-- Provided by publisher.
The kids of Cattywampus Street
Jahn-Clough, Lisa, author
Eleven stories about the eleven kids who live on the long and twisty Cattywampus Street out in the middle of Nowheresville.
Avatar, Ari, author.
"Ari and his class are going on a field trip to an extinct volcano. It doesn't really sound all that exciting to Ari. It's just a bunch of rocks, right? Ari, Zeke, and Jez soon discover that the volcano may not be quite as extinct as they thought. It's time to get out of there!"-- Back cover.
Magic tree house. 5, Night of the ninjas : the graphic novel
Laird, Jenny, 1969- adapter
The magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back in time to feudal Japan where the siblings learn about the ways of the Ninja.
Korman, Gordon, author
"Twelve-year-olds Reef and Theo have a mutual problem: their memories are getting mixed up, and that means that Reef is losing his memory of his mother, recently dead of COVID, which terrifies him--but for Theo his new memories are helping him deal with his domineering father"-- Provided by publisher.
Pea, Bee, & Jay. 6, The big bully
Smith, Brian (Comic book writer), author, artist.
"After Jay is bullied by Pumpkin, three besties Pea, Bee and Jay band together to prove that being big doesn't mean you get to push others around and, discovering Pumpkin has some extra-large issues of her own, must get to the root of the problem"-- Provided by publisher.
Sax, Sarah, author
"Viv never looks forward to picture day. Her mom always makes her wear a boring braid, and no one at school notices her--aside from her two best friends, Milo and Al, of course. But enough is enough. This year, Viv is taking matters into her own hands. Literally. Enter: a pair of scissors. And, well, a new hairstyle. Just in time for photos! Suddenly Viv is an overnight trendsetter at Brinkley Middle School. Everyone wants her help planning their next big moment--from makeovers to dance proposals, activist rallies to math-team celebrations. She hardly even has time for her friends anymore! It's exactly how she dreamed of reinventing herself... right?"--Book jacket flap.
The rise of the goldfish
Tan, Susan, author
To accomplish her evil plan to flood the town, Bubbles the goldfish has assembled an army of fish hiding in the town pipes, and it is up to Ember the Chihuahua to overcome his fear of water and rally the other pets to stop Bubbles.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : the complete adventures.
"The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles get an all-new look, new weapons, and awesome new powers in these comics based on the Nickelodeon animated series!" - back cover.
Hunter, Erin, author
"A cat living in a city park follows his destiny downriver and becomes one of the original leaders of the warrior cat Clans"-- Provided by publisher.
Walliams, David, 1971- author.
Dogs make the perfect partners for police. Some breeds can wrestle robbers to the ground. Some can follow the scent of criminals on the run. Some can bark at baddies. But what if one dog could do all of these things and more? It would be the greatest police dog of all time. Meet Robodog!
Sienna and Sparkle
Sykes, Julie, author.
With the map complete and one riddle between them and the treasure, Sienna, her Unicorn Sparkle, and their friends must race to find the treasure, and Sparkle's magic, before the end of the year.
The skull : a Tyrolean folktale
Klassen, Jon, author, illustrator
"Jon Klassen's signature wry humor takes a turn for the ghostly in this thrilling retelling of a traditional Tyrolean folktale. In a big abandoned house, on a barren hill, lives a skull. A brave girl named Otilla has escaped from terrible danger and run away, and when she finds herself lost in the dark forest, the lonely house beckons. Her host, the skull, is afraid of something too, something that comes every night. Can brave Otilla save them both? Steeped in shadows and threaded with subtle wit--with rich, monochromatic artwork and an illuminating author's note--The Skull is as empowering as it is mysterious and foreboding."-- Provided by publisher.
Snowpea the puppy queen
Shaw, Hannah René, 1987- author.
Snowpea teaches two boisterous puppies how to behave properly in Fosterland.
The spirit glass
Chokshi, Roshani, author
Corazon Lopez looks forward to her eleventh birthday, when she can finally be trained in wielding babaylan magic and use it to bring her parents back to life.