Book Buzz

Our Book Buzz Blog features the latest picks for kids selected by library staff and volunteers.
03/15/2011 - 8:48am

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 - 1:14pm
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 - 2:27pm

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.

10/23/2012 - 12:53pm
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J. K. Rowling's much-loved epic tale of Harry Potter, an orphan who also happens to be a magician, starts with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

This first book in Rowling's series is followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and finally Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsHarry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the Goblet of FireHarry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

If you like the Harry Potter series, you may like these:

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

 

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

 

 

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

 

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

 

 

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

 

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
A classic series of fantasy books about the land beyond the wardrobe.

 

 

 

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
 

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
A princess grows bored with life at the palace and takes up with a nest of dragons.

 

 

05/07/2009 - 2:25pm
After Hours Storytimes

Most library programs for preschoolers take place on weekday mornings.  But if you or your spouse is at work then, how can you bring your child to storytimes?

05/13/2009 - 12:08pm

          Poetry books are well represented on library shelves and eagerly checked out by readers raised on Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss. Fans of their humor and wordplay will love Adam Rex’s two monstrous poetry collections, “Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich” and the brand-new ”Frankenstein Takes the Cake.” Each book features poems about famous monsters – Dracula, the Phantom of the Opera, Bigfoot – and their trials and tribulations.