Book Buzz

Our Book Buzz Blog features the latest picks for kids selected by library staff and volunteers.
09/04/2009 - 1:13pm

Thank you for visiting our website. Here are some book titles on Finn McCool.

The green hero : early adventures of Finn McCool by Bernard Evslin; illustrated by Barbara Bascove.
Retells the early exploits of the legendary Finn McCool before he went on to become a great Irish hero.

Mrs. McCool and the giant Cuhullin : an Irish tale / Jessica Souhami.
The very clever Oona saves her husband, the giant Finn McCool, by outwitting Cuhullin, who seeks to prove that he is the strongest giant in the world by beating Finn.

09/04/2009 - 1:13pm

Other books I would suggest include:

The Great Brain by John Fitzgerald
The Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen.

Let me know if we can be of more assistance. 

Shelley Chick-Gravel

There is another author that you might like. I think his books are
hilarious. His name is Daniel Pinkwater, and he has published many
humorous books. Here are some of his books that you might like:

09/04/2009 - 1:11pm

I also enjoyed Peter and the Starcatchers. It was a fun read that included both adventure and magic.

09/04/2009 - 1:11pm

Thanks for visiting our website and requesting a Book Match!

I liked Eragon too! Did you know that the author, Christopher Paolini, was only 15 years old when he wrote it? It is the first book in a planned trilogy called Inheritance. Book two, Eldest, is due out this August. I already have my name on the library's waiting list for this new title. You may want to go ahead and put yours on too.

Here are some other titles you should enjoy:

09/04/2009 - 10:48am

I have not read Millicent Min, Girl Genius yet but it sounds funny. It won the Sid Fleischman Humor award for 2004. The author has written a sequel but it has not been released yet. Be on the lookout for:

09/04/2009 - 1:09pm

Thank you for requesting a Book Match. I have not read the Rascal myself, but here are some animal stories that you may enjoy:

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.

My Dog Skip by Willie Morris