Caroline Parr

12/09/2010 - 4:46pm

If you like longish books, here are some suggestions.

All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor. Five sisters living on New York's Lower East Side in 1912 get a big surprise when their mother has a new baby.

Cougar by Helen V. Griffith. Is that really the ghost of a horse that Nickel sees?

Dog Friday by Hilary McKay. Who would have thought that a boy who's been attacked by a dog would actually hope that he could adopt the stray dog he found on the beach?

12/07/2010 - 1:11pm

 If you like fantasy and family stories, here are some other titles you might enjoy.

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.

09/04/2009 - 1:31pm

George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff. In the midst of a backyard camp out, ten-year-old Matt and four other children find themselves transported back into the time of George Washington and the American Revolution, where they begin to live out American history firsthand and learn the sober realities of war.

Half Magic by Edward Eager. A magical coin grants the children half of whatever they wish for, with unexpected consequences.

12/09/2010 - 10:06am

Thanks for your request for a book match. If you're looking for a good series, here are some I'd recommend:

12/09/2010 - 9:56am

Thanks for requesting a Book Match. If you like funny books like the ones you mention, here are some suggestions from our Beginning Reader section:

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."

09/04/2009 - 1:09pm

Thanks for your request for a Book Match. If you like Horrible Harry and the others, here are some other books you might like:

Count Your Money with the Polk Street School by Patricia Reilly Giff.
This is one in a series of books about kids, including Richard "Beast" Best, who are in Mrs. Ryan's class at Polk Street School.

Young Cam Jansen and The Zoo Note Mystery by David A. Adler. Cam's photographic memory let her help her friend Eric when he misplaces his permission slip to go on the school field trip.

12/13/2010 - 11:44am

If you like solving mysteries, you may like these books:

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball by David A. Adler
Cam uses her photographic memory to identify the person who stole a valuable autographed baseball.

09/04/2009 - 11:47am

Thanks for your request for a Book Match. Here are some other books you might enjoy:

Beware the Mare by by Jessie Haas. Gramp gets a good price on the new
horse he brings home for Lily, but is there a reason her old owners
named her "Beware?" [Jessie Haas has written several other horse books
if you like this one.]

Marvin Redpost: A Flying Birthday Cake by Louis Sachar. Was that really
a flying saucer Marvin saw? And who is this new kid, Joe Normal, who

09/16/2009 - 1:02pm

Children's Book Week is a time to celebrate books and reading in classrooms, libraries, bookstores, and homes. How will you and your family mark the occasion?

05/07/2009 - 3:25pm
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?


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