Book Buzz

Our Book Buzz Blog features the latest picks for kids selected by library staff and volunteers.
09/04/2009 - 1:18pm

Thanks for your request for a book match. Here are a few titles you might enjoy. The last one is by the same author, Kate DiCamillo as Because of Winn Dixie. Be sure to check out the link to all our lists which is provided at the end of this e-mail

Animals Who Have Won Our Hearts
by Jean Craighead George
Ten true stories about amazing animals like Koko, the gorilla that speaks sign language, and the real Smokey the Bear.

12/13/2010 - 11:44am

If you enjoy mysteries with girl sleuths, here are some other titles you may like:

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief (a series!)
by Wendelin Van Draanen
The day before starting seventh grade, Sammy peers through her grandmother's binoculars and spots the latest in a rash of burglaries. The burglar spots her right back!

05/28/2009 - 1:50pm

Thank you for using our book match.

I have looked for books that are similar to Our Teacher's Having A Baby by Eve Bunting.

I believe that you have found the only one that relates to a teacher having a baby.

The books that I found relate to birth-fiction.

Honkers by Jane Yolen
While staying at her grandparents' farm until the birth of her mother's baby, homesick Betsy learns a lesson about independence when she witnesses the birth and migration of a gosling.

12/07/2010 - 12:28pm

If you enjoyed Knight's Castle, here are some other titles you may like:

A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeliene L'Engle
Meg's father has been missing for a year. When she finds out he's slipped through a tesseract, a wrinkle in time, she, Calvin, and Charles Wallace set out to rescue him!

Eragon
by Christopher Paolini
In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

12/14/2010 - 1:50pm

If you like The Series of Unfortunate Events, here are some other books you might enjoy:

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis-this series beginning with The Magician's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a classic that all should read!

Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
Primrose Squarp's parents go out on a boat in a storm one day and don't come back. She's sure they'll return one day, but she's having a hard time convincing the people of Coal Harbor!

09/04/2009 - 1:14pm

Thank you for your Book Match request. I'm glad to hear you have read so many great books. Here are some more titles you may enjoy:

A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories by Richard Peck
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.

Never cry "Arp!" and other great adventures by Patrick F. McManus
A sidesplitting collection of short stories about two very good friends growing up.