Book Buzz

Our Book Buzz Blog features the latest picks for kids selected by library staff and volunteers.
Fri, 09/04/2009 - 10:41am

Thanks again for using our Bookmatch service. I've had a good time
thinking of some fun reads that are a little like The Doll People. Here are a few suggestions:

DiCamillo, Kate. Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.

Cassedy, Sylvia. Behind the Attic Wall.

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 10:41am

Thanks again for using our Bookmatch service. I've had a good time
thinking of some fun reads that are a little like The All of A Kind
Family. Here are a few suggestions:

Sidney Taylor wrote some more books about the All of a Kind Family.
These include: More all of Kind Family, Ella of All of A Kind Family
and All of a Kind Family Downtown.

Strudel Stories by Joanne Rocklin.
Seven generations of a Jewish family hear stories of their family history, all told while making apple strudel.

Mon, 12/13/2010 - 9:58am

If you like the Animal Ark series, here are some titles that you might 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.

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.
When he discovers that he is destined to become someone's dinner, Wilbur the pig is dissolute until his spider friend Charlotte decides to help him.

Mon, 12/13/2010 - 10:27am

If you like books about nature, here are a few of my favorites:

Tue, 12/14/2010 - 2:21pm

Here are some great titles for a budding scientist!

The Big Bug Book by Margery Facklam.
Describes thirteen of the world's largest insects, including the
birdwing butterfly and the Goliath beetle.

Frogs, Toads, Lizards, and Salamanders by Nancy Winslow Parker.
Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of a variety of frogs, toads, lizards, and salamanders.

Bats, Blue Whales & Other Mammals by Steve Parker.

Tue, 12/14/2010 - 1:12pm

If you like the Dragon Slayer's Academy series by Kate McMullan, here are some other dragon/fantasy books you may enjoy:

Three Tales of my Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett.
My Father's Dragon -- Elmer and the Dragon -- The Dragons of Blueland.
A compilation of three tales which relate the fantastic adventures of
Elmer Elevator and a baby flying dragon named Boris.

The Dragon of Doom by Bruce Coville.

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