Book Buzz

Our Book Buzz Blog features the latest picks for kids selected by library staff and volunteers.
Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:33

If you liked Dan Gutman's book, Ms. Hannah is Bananas!, for the humor in
a school setting, I have listed three other titles below that you might
like.
If there was something else about the book you liked, let me know and
I'll try to match it in another way. In the future, it will help if you
tell us what it is you like about a particular book so that we can match
it more easily.

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:33

Thanks again for your Book Match request. I like Junie B. Jones, too!

You might enjoy reading Judy Moody books by Megan McDonald and
Ramona books by Beverly Cleary. The main character of both of these
series is a girl who gets into all kinds of trouble and fun just like Junie B.!

Lena Gonzalez Berrios, youth services manager
Porter Branch, Central Rappahannock Regional Library

 

Wed, 12/15/2010 - 09:58

If you like the Charlie Bone series, here are some more suggestions.

Readers of Charlie Bone are often fans of Harry Potter, so you can start with those if you haven't read them. 

From our Juvenile collection:

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Narnia, book 2) by C. S. Lewis.

Four English school children enter the magic land of Narnia through the
back of a wardrobe and assist Aslan, the golden lion, in defeating the
White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

Mister Monday (Keys to the Kingdom, book 1) by Garth Nix.

Thu, 12/09/2010 - 12:28

Thank you for your Book Match request. Here are some other titles you
might enjoy reading.

Sly the sleuth and the food mysteries by Donna Jo Napoli and Robert
Furrow.

Sly uses her detective skills to help her friends solve the case of
something fishy, something cooking, and something seedy.
Other titles in this series are Sly the sleuth and the sports mysteries
and Sly the Sleuth and the pet mysteries.

Peril at King's Creek: a Felicity mystery by Elizabeth McDavid Jones.

Tue, 12/07/2010 - 13:35

 There are twelve books in the "Wild at
Heart" series by Laurie Halse Anderson and Central Rappahannock Regional
Library has eleven of them for you to check out. If you haven't already
read more in that series, you might enjoy trying one of the others.
Other books I would recommend for animal lovers and high level readers
are:

A Tarantula in My Purse by Jean Craighead George.

A collection of autobiographical stories about raising a houseful of
children and wild pets including crows, skunks, and raccoons.

Tue, 12/14/2010 - 13:40

If you like the Nancy Drew mysteries, here are some other mysteries you may enjoy.

The secret of the mansion / by Julie Campbell.

Thirteen-year-old Trixie Belden and her friends search for hidden
treasure in a mysterious mansion owned by an old miser. This is the
first book in the Trixie Belden mystery series.

Danger at the zoo : a Kit mystery / by Kathleen Ernst.

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