Book Buzz

Our Book Buzz Blog features the latest picks for kids selected by library staff and volunteers.
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.

09/04/2009 - 1:29pm

Thank you for requesting a Book Match. I have not read Three Tales of My Father's Dragon, but here are some titles that combine dragons and/or exciting adventures for you to share with him:

The Dragon of Doom by Bruce Coville. Life in the village of Pigbone is boring until an aspiring magician and his talking toad come to town and ask Edward to help them slay the Dragon of Doom.

09/04/2009 - 1:21pm

Thanks for requesting a Book Match! I also love Ramona, especially because she is so brave. Here are some other books you might like to read:

Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing
by Judy Blume
Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever increasing problem. If you like this one, there are many sequels, such as Superfudge and Fudge-A-Mania.

12/14/2010 - 1:45pm

If you like the Molly Moon series, you might also like to read:

The City of Ember by Jeanne Du Prau.
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions. The sequel, The People of Sparks, has just been published.