Book Buzz

Our Book Buzz Blog features the latest picks for kids selected by library staff and volunteers.
Thu, 12/09/2010 - 5:08pm

Here is a list of titles I think you may enjoy. Good luck and keep reading!

The Ravenmaster's Secret by Elvira Woodruff
Eleven-year-old Forrest lives at the Tower of London prison, where his
father tends the Tower ravens and guards inmates. Forrest's only friends
are his pet raven, his father's prisoners (who all end up dead), and
Ned, the young rat catcher. Soon Forrest's father gets a new prisoner:
Maddie, the beautiful daughter of a Scottish spy. Immediately Forrest

Mon, 12/13/2010 - 1:17pm

I'm glad you liked The Grizzly Sisters by Cathy Bellows.
Cathy Bellows has also written another picture book entitled Four Fat
Rats. I'm including that in the following list of other picture books I think you'll enjoy.

Four Fat Rats by Cathy Bellows
Four fat sassy rats leave home and eat a wide swathe through the world,
alienating everybody on the way.

Epossumondas by Coleen Salley
A retelling of a classic tale in which a well-intentioned young possum
continually takes his mother's instructions much too literally.

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:45am

It's nice that your daughter likes a variety of things to read. I'll
try to suggest a number of titles that she might enjoy in each category
you mentioned. Most of them can be found in the Beginner Reader or
Juvenile Fiction sections of our library. In addition, traditional
fairy tales can be found in the Dewey Decimal numbers 398's.

KNIGHTS AND DRAGONS
Good Night, Good Knight / by Shelley Moore Thomas
A Good Knight helps three little dragons who are having trouble getting
to sleep.

Mon, 12/13/2010 - 1:20pm

If you enjoyed Spider Kane and the Mystery Under the May-Apple, you may enjoy reading some of the following books:

The Secret of Wildcat Swamp by Franklin W. Dixon.
An archaeological expedition in the West turns into a desperate attempt to capture robbers and an escaped convict.

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:43am

Thank you for requesting a Book Match. If you enjoy Thomas the Tank
Engine books, here are some other titles you may like:

Dig!
by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha
illustrated by Marc Rosenthal
Mr. Rally and his dog Lightning have a big day ahead-five jobs digging
with the big, yellow backhoe. Mr. Rally will "Dig up rock and dig up
clay! Dig up dirt and dig all day!"

All Aboard!
by James Stevenson

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:43am

Thanks for requesting a Book Match. While I haven't read the book youmentioned by David Elliott, it sounds great!
I've included three titles below that I hope you might enjoy.

The Sectret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson.
Odge Gribble, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on their mission through a magical tunnel from their Island to London to rescue their King and Queen's son who had been stolen as an infant.

The Giant Baby by Allan Ahlberg.

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