Book Buzz

Our Book Buzz Blog features the latest picks for kids selected by library staff and volunteers.
Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:47am

Thanks for your request for a Book Match. Here are some other books you might enjoy:

Beware the Mare by by Jessie Haas. Gramp gets a good price on the new
horse he brings home for Lily, but is there a reason her old owners
named her "Beware?" [Jessie Haas has written several other horse books
if you like this one.]

Marvin Redpost: A Flying Birthday Cake by Louis Sachar. Was that really
a flying saucer Marvin saw? And who is this new kid, Joe Normal, who

Mon, 12/13/2010 - 10:22am

If you like books about space adventures and the solar system, here are some titles that might appeal to you:

The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet by Eleanor Cameron
Stowaway to the Mushroom Planet by Eleanor Cameron
On their second flight to the planet of Basidium, two boys find that they have a would-be scientist as a stowaway. Sequel to The wonderful
flight to the Mushroom Planet.

Jason and the Aliens Down the Street by Gery Greer

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:40am

Hi! Thanks for using Book Match to ask for more titles like Christmas at Camelot!
Since you like books about adventures and learning interesting facts,
here are a few other series you could try:

Horrible Harry and the Dungeon by Suzy Kline.
Horrible Harry is the class clown from Room 2B. With Harry around,
second grade is never dull.

Little House Chapter Book by Maria D. Wilkes.
The Little House Chapter Books are like the Little House on the Prairie series, but adapted for early readers.

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:38am

Thanks for using Book Match! Gregor and the Code of the Claw comes
out in May 2007. Since you like Gregor and the Marks of Secret so much, you might like some of these books:

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 Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:38am

Thanks again for your Book Match request. Since you enjoy the diary
format of the Lucy Rose books by Katy Kelly, I have chosen some other
books that I hope you will enjoy just as much.

Rachel's Journal : the story of a pioneer girl / by Marissa Moss.
In her journal, Rachel chronicles her family's adventures traveling by covered wagon on the Oregon Trail in 1850.

My Stories by Hildy Calpurnia Rose / by Dale Gottlieb.
A young girl keeps a journal about the people and events in her life.

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.

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