Book Buzz

Our Book Buzz Blog features the latest picks for kids selected by library staff and volunteers.
Tue, 12/14/2010 - 12:56

If you enjoyed Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, you may want to look the sequel to that book, which is Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star by Mull. This book continues the story of Kendra and Seth as they race back to the refuge for mythical and magical creatures in order to protect it from the Society of the Evening Star, an organization trying to infiltrate the preserve and steal a hidden artifact of power.

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Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:26

I'm so glad you enjoyed the book Parts by Tedd Arnold. While I haven't
read that book, it sounds really funny! I have suggested three other
titles below that I hope you might like. In fact, the first title is
written by the same author, Tedd Arnold. Enjoy!

Even More Parts: Idioms from Head to Toe by Tedd Arnold.
A young boy is worried about what will happen to his body when he hears
such expressions as "I'm tongue-tied," "don't give me any of your lip,"
and "I put my foot in my mouth."

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:27

Since you enjoyed Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne, I am including among the list of funny books, some humorous poetry as well. I hope you find some books that you will enjoy.

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins. Rhyming text describes what
can be done on a drum with hand, fingers, and thumb.

Cat Is Back At Bat by John Stadler. Fourteen rhymed verses describe
funny animals, for example, "A big pig tries a wig" and "A snake tries
to bake a cake."

Thu, 12/09/2010 - 16:23

If you like, "Have You Seen My Duckling?" you may like these other books with simple pictures and not too many words.

Have You Seen my Duckling? by Nancy Tafuri.

A mother duck leads her brood around the pond as she searches for one missing duckling.

The Little Red Hen by Byron Barton.

The little red hen finds none of her lazy friends willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the bread she makes from it.

Splash! by Flora McDonnell.

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:24

I’m so glad you found our Book Match Service and I hope I can make some suggestions that will work for you. There are quite a few series that have cute and sassy girls for the age range you suggest. You may already know some of these, but maybe a new one will come out. All of the titles I am including here are the first title in a series, so if one appeals you may look for more about the same character by the same author. I suggest you try the following:

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 09:49

Thanks again for your Book Match request. You told us that you liked The New Kid at School, by Kate McMullan. I assume you have read, “Revenge of the Dragon Lady,” which is book 2, and Class Trip to the Cave of Doom, book 3. If not – check these out first! If you like the fantasy and adventure of these stories, or just like dragons, try these books!-

Knights of the Kitchen Table, by Jon Scieszka.

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