Book Buzz

Our Book Buzz Blog features the latest picks for kids selected by library staff and volunteers.
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

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.

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