Here are three titles I hope you'll find deliciously spine-chilling.
The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn
Tired of the rules that have bound them ever since "the bad thing happened," twelve-year-old Diana ignores her brother's warnings and befriends the daughter of the new caretaker, setting in motion events that lead to the release of the spirit of an evil, crazy woman who once ruled the old Willis place.
Thank you again for your Book Match request. I have included a few
beginning mystery titles and series that you might enjoy. Since you liked Puppy in a Puddle by Ben M. Baglio, I would suggest that you might also enjoy some of the other titles in the Animal Ark series. Here are some book titles I hope you enjoy:
Dog at the door by Ben M. Baglio
This book is in our Juvenile paper back collection - the Animal Ark series
Encyclopedia Brown and the case of the two spies / Donald J. Sobol ;
illustrated by Eric Velasquez
If you like books by Kate DiCamillo, here are some suggestions for books I think she might enjoy:
First, if you enjoyed Kate DiCamillo's writing style, you could always try more by the same author. Arguably, DiCamillo's most famous novel is Because of Winn Dixie.
Another great book to try is Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.
It's a story of friendship and loss revolving around two friends who
create their own magical land, Terabithia, and are pretty much
inseparable until the day one of them is left to rule the land alone.
I also love Jan Brett's books because her art work is so special. If
you have not seen any of her others you should look for them. Some of
my favorites (more snow pictures) are: Annie and the Wild Animals, The
Mitten: a Ukranian Folktale, The Wild Christmas Reindeer, Christmas
Trolls, and The Hat. If you visit the library you can find most of her
books in the Juvenile Easy Collection. There are many to choose from
and a librarian will be happy to help you.
Some other good stories with beautiful art work are:
If you like reading children's classics, here are some recommendations:
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.
A classic series of fantasy books about the land beyond the wardrobe. Four brothers and sisters
enter a fantasy land where they help Aslan, the lion, triumph in battle
with the White Witch.
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
A young boy is sold by his wicked uncle as a slave and is helped by an outlaw.
Thank you for using our book match service! The library collection
contains many titles that are appropriate for a 9 year old child. Some of our most popular include:
Judy Moody (the first book in the Judy Moody Series) by Megan McDonald.
Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (part of the Ramona series) by Beverly Cleary.
This news of being named an [ALA] Alex Award winner is especially sweet because I, personally, know what it means to be included into a world of free access to books, which has been my real family since the first day of the first grade, when I stepped into the bookmobile.