Book Buzz

Our Book Buzz Blog features the latest picks for kids selected by library staff and volunteers.
Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:34am

Since you enjoy The Magic Tree House series, I am sending you a list of
other books I hope you will like just as much.

I, Freddy/by Reiche, Dietlof.
Book #1 in the Golden Hamster Saga

Rex/by Gould, Robert.
Time Soldiers series ; bk. 1
"Do you have what it takes to be a time soldier? Are you up for the
adventure? Do you dare?"

Tue, 03/15/2011 - 9:49am

Thank you for your Book Match request for The Spiderwick Chronicles. Here are some other books that I hope you will enjoy!

 

A House Called Awful End by Philip Ardagh. (119 pages)

When eleven-year-old Eddie Dickens's ill parents become "a bit crinkly round the edges," he is taken by his great-uncle and great-aunt, Mad Uncle Jack and Mad Aunt Maude, and embarks on adventures that involve strolling actors, St. Horrid's Home for Grateful Orphans, and a carnival float shaped like a giant cow.

 

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:33am

If you liked Dan Gutman's book, Ms. Hannah is Bananas!, for the humor in
a school setting, I have listed three other titles below that you might
like.
If there was something else about the book you liked, let me know and
I'll try to match it in another way. In the future, it will help if you
tell us what it is you like about a particular book so that we can match
it more easily.

Fri, 09/04/2009 - 11:33am

Thanks again for your Book Match request. I like Junie B. Jones, too!

You might enjoy reading Judy Moody books by Megan McDonald and
Ramona books by Beverly Cleary. The main character of both of these
series is a girl who gets into all kinds of trouble and fun just like Junie B.!

Lena Gonzalez Berrios, youth services manager
Porter Branch, Central Rappahannock Regional Library

 

Wed, 12/15/2010 - 9:58am

If you like the Charlie Bone series, here are some more suggestions.

Readers of Charlie Bone are often fans of Harry Potter, so you can start with those if you haven't read them. 

From our Juvenile collection:

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Narnia, book 2) by C. S. Lewis.

Four English school children enter the magic land of Narnia through the
back of a wardrobe and assist Aslan, the golden lion, in defeating the
White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

Mister Monday (Keys to the Kingdom, book 1) by Garth Nix.

Thu, 12/09/2010 - 12:28pm

Thank you for your Book Match request. Here are some other titles you
might enjoy reading.

Sly the sleuth and the food mysteries by Donna Jo Napoli and Robert
Furrow.

Sly uses her detective skills to help her friends solve the case of
something fishy, something cooking, and something seedy.
Other titles in this series are Sly the sleuth and the sports mysteries
and Sly the Sleuth and the pet mysteries.

Peril at King's Creek: a Felicity mystery by Elizabeth McDavid Jones.

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