Book Buzz

Our Book Buzz Blog features the latest picks for kids selected by library staff and volunteers.
12/06/2010 - 5:05pm

Cracker! : The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata.

A young soldier in Vietnam bonds with his bomb-sniffing dog.

 

Storm Warriors by Elisa Carbone.

In 1895, after his mother's death, twelve-year-old Nathan moves with his father and grandfather to Pea Island off the coast of North Carolina, where he hopes to join the all-black crew at the nearby lifesaving station, despite his father's objections.

 

Crispin : The Cross of Lead by Avi.

12/09/2010 - 11:06am

Thanks for your request for a book match. If you're looking for a good series, here are some I'd recommend:

09/04/2009 - 1:30pm

Thank you for your BookMatch request. I'm glad to hear you like Mary-Kate and Ashley books. Here are some other titles you may like:

Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry
Anastasia's 10th year has some good things like falling in love and really getting to know her grandmother and some bad things like finding out about an impending baby brother.

The Steps by Rachel Cohn
Over Christmas vacation, Annabel goes from her home in Manhattan to visit her father, his new wife, and her half- and step-siblings in Sydney, Australia.

09/04/2009 - 1:30pm

Thank you for your Book Match Request. I have not read Gooseberry Park myself, but I can recommend some fantasy and dog titles you might enjoy.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

Chuck and Danielle by Peter Dickinson
Danielle's pet whippet, Chuck, is terrified of absolutely everything, but Danielle is sure that Chuck is going to save the universe one day.

12/09/2010 - 1:21pm

Thanks for requesting a Book Match. If you like books about frontier life and biographies, here are some other titles you might enjoy.

Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm.
As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899.

12/07/2010 - 10:58am

Thank you for requesting a Book Match. I have not read the Heartland series, but here are some other inspiring horse stories you may enjoy:

Colt by Nancy Springer.
Summary: A young boy with a crippling disease learns, through a horseback riding program, to overcome his own anxieties and to help others in dealing with their own problems.