If you like "The Spiderwick Chronicles"...

Thank you for your Book Match request for The Spiderwick Chronicles. Here are some other books that I hope you will enjoy!

 

A House Called Awful End by Philip Ardagh. (119 pages)

When eleven-year-old Eddie Dickens's ill parents become "a bit crinkly round the edges," he is taken by his great-uncle and great-aunt, Mad Uncle Jack and Mad Aunt Maude, and embarks on adventures that involve strolling actors, St. Horrid's Home for Grateful Orphans, and a carnival float shaped like a giant cow.

 

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, book 1)
By Lemony Snicket. (162 pages)

After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.

 

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia)
By C.S. Lewis. (174 pages)

Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia.

 

The Water Horse by Dick King-Smith. (118 pages)

Set in the 1930s, this story tells of a young Scottish girl, Kirstie, and her brother, Angus, who find a mysterious egg capsule washed up on shore after a storm and take it home. To their delight, this "mermaid's purse" hatches into a lovable sea monster they call Crusoe. It keeps growing and growing, until finally it is too big to live anywhere but in nearby Loch Ness. (from Amazon)

 

The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl. (40 pages)

Angered by a neighboring family's sport hunting, an eight-year-old girl turns her magic finger on them.

 

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks. (181 pages)

A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.

 

(series) The Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbbott. (about 100 pages each)

Eric and his two friends, Neal and Julie, discover a secret doorway in Eric's basement that leads to the rainbow stairs. The stairs reach down into the wondrous world of Droon - a land where all kinds of amazing things occur. A cast of magical characters appears to guide the kids on their journeys. And one thing is for sure-magical, fantastic adventure is in store! (from Amazon)

 

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Susan