Book Buzz

Our Book Buzz Blog features the latest picks for kids selected by library staff and volunteers.
Tue, 12/07/2010 - 1:23pm

If you like the Animorphs series, you may like:

Switchers, by Kate Thompson,
When freakish weather grips the Arctic regions and moves southward, an Irish girl and her strange companion save the world from disaster
through their ability to switch into animal forms.

Wild Blood, by Kate Thompson,

Mon, 12/13/2010 - 11:46am

If you enjoy a good biography, here are some other titles you may like:

Facing The Lion: Growing Up Maasai On The African Savanna by Joseph Lekutan and Herman J. Viola
This autobiography celebrates Lekuton's life in the Maasai culture of
Kenya into which he was born and describes his adjustment as a student
and now teacher in the United States. On the way, he encounters lions
and airplanes, village elders and national leaders.

Spellbinder : The Life of Harry Houdini by Tom Lalicki

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 11:11am

So glad you asked for a Book Match about a great classic!
Here are 3 titles I'd like to recommend.

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
A young boy is sold by his wicked uncle as a slave and is helped by an outlaw.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
When an innkeeper and her son go through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, they find a treasure map that leads to a pirate fortune as well as great danger.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:53am

I think the Babysitters Club is a great series. If you like those books, you might also want to read the Friends Forever series also written by Ann Martin. I have added a few other book titles I think you will enjoy. Thank you for using Book Match and remember to visit our website again for a great selection of books.

Love, from the Fifth Grade Celebrity by Patricia Reilly Giff
Casey enjoyed Tracy's company during summer vacation but becomes
increasingly jealous of her irrepressible new friend when she joins
Casey's fifth-grade class.

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:52am

Thank you for requesting a Book Match. I also LOVE Madeleine L'Engle books. A couple of us put our heads together, and here are some other titles you may like:

The Golden Compass
by Philip Pullman
Orphaned Lyra is seeking a missing friend when she discovers a plot to steal children; she journeys to the top of the world seeking answers, only to find armored polar bears and a deeper, darker mystery. First of a projected trilogy, this fantasy will appeal even to those who don't read fantasy.

by Cornelia Funke

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 10:47am

I'm so glad you liked Bud Not Buddy! It's one of my favorite books, too! Here are three titles I'd like to suggest.

Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine
When orphaned Dave is sent to the Hebrew Home for Boys and treated
cruelly there, he sneaks out at night and is welcomed into the music-
and culture-filled world of the Harlem Renaissance.

The Black Canary by Jane Louise Curry