Book Buzz

Our Book Buzz Blog features the latest picks for kids selected by library staff and volunteers.
03/15/2011 - 9:45am

I like Marvin Redpost, too, and I'm so glad you are using our Book Match service! I'm glad you and Cory can read together and I'm sure it helps his growth as a reader.

Here are three books that I hope you and Cory might enjoy. They are all part of series that can extend your reading pleasure, if you like them!

Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka.
Joe receives a magic book for his birthday present from his uncle. Joe, Fred and Sam are transported to a time when evil knights, fire-breathing dragons and vile-smelling giants roamed the land.

12/14/2010 - 2:14pm

Here are some books on Colonial crafts.

Home Crafts by Bobbie Kalman.
This is a Historic Communities book. It includes Soap making, and Candle making.

Josefina’s Craft Book – The American Girls Collection.
This has a section on making a Straw broom. 

The Heritage Sampler. A Book of Colonial Arts & Crafts by Cheryl G. Hoople.
This includes directions on how to make Tin Can Candles. 

12/07/2010 - 2:30pm

If you like The Girlfriend, by R.L. Stine for its horror, suspense, and descriptive writing, you may like these books:

A Ghost In The Family,by Betty Ren Wright.
While visiting his friend Jeannie's eccentric Aunt Rosebud in a boarding house that may be haunted, ten-year-old Chad comes across a mystery involving a missing diamond bracelet.

03/15/2011 - 9:48am

Since you like mouse stories and The Tale of Desperaux you may like these titles too:

The mouse and the motorcycle by Beverly Cleary.
A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.

Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary.
Ralph runs away looking for freedom but winds up a prisoner at a summer camp.

10/11/2011 - 2:14pm
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

This readalike is in response to a patron's book-match request. If you would like personalized reading recommendations, fill out the book-match form and a librarian will email suggested titles to you. Available for adults, teens, and kids.  You can browse the book matches here.

12/06/2010 - 3:27pm

I've found some collections of horror stories for you, as well as some scary books that may be based on real events.

Spooky America: Four Real Ghost Stories / by Lori Haskins.

Recounts four fact-based tales of hauntings including a ghost horse on the coast of Massachusetts, a haunted painting at a Virginia plantation, a skeleton in Colorado, and a ghostly sea captain of California.

Ghosts / by Kelli M. Brucken.

Examines ghostly figures and what people have thought to be ghost-like experiences.

Haunted Houses / by Kelli M. Brucken.