Book Buzz

Our Book Buzz Blog features the latest picks for kids selected by library staff and volunteers.
Tue, 03/15/2011 - 9:52am

Thank you for your Book Match request for Island of the Aunts by Eva Ibbotson. Next time, we’d love to hear why you like a certain book – when we know what you like about a book it helps us suggest other books that you might enjoy. Although I haven’t read Island of the Aunts, it sounds amusing and I think you might like some of these books too:

Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo.

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 10:39am

Thank you for your Book Match request. Gregor the Overlander is a great fantasy series! Thank you for telling us why you really liked it, this really helps us understand what kind of books you are looking for! Here are some other books that you may enjoy:

The Marvelous Effect (Marvelous World, book 1) by Troy Cle.

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:35am

Since you enjoyed My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman, I am sending you a list of titles that I hope you will like just as much.

Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough.
When Duck gets his truck stuck in the muck, he needs some help to get it out.

 

Over in the Meadow by John Langstaff.
A presentation of an old counting rhyme about meadow animals and their activities. A page of music is included.

 

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 9:46am

Thanks for using our Bookmatch service. Here are some books with mystery
and adventure that I've enjoyed. I hope one or two will sound good to
you!

The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson.
After twelve-year-old Annika, a foundling living in late
nineteenth-century Vienna, inherits a trunk of costume jewelry, a woman
claiming to be her aristocratic mother arrives and takes her to live in
a strangely decrepit mansion in Germany.

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 10:37am

Thank you for your Book Match request - and thank you for your patience
for our delayed response during the holiday season. I've also read
Beethoven Lives Upstairs, which is a great book. Since you didn't
mention the music element specifically as a requirement, and since I was
mostly unable to find music related historical fiction pertaining to
immigration and/or disabilities, the following recommendations, except
for one, do not relate to music. Also, since Immigration and
Disabilities are two separate themes, I have made them into separate

Wed, 12/15/2010 - 9:53am

Thank you for your Book Match request for A Series of Unfortunate Events
by Lemony Snicket. I enjoyed them too. Thank you for telling us
exactly why you liked them, it really helps us to find the best books
for you! Here are some other books that I hope you will like:

Matilda by Roald Dahl.
Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the
evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice
teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

The Field Guide: Book 1 of the Spiderwick Chronicles

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