Lena Gonzalez-Berrios

Pick your favorite pumpkin @ Salem Church Library!

Come vote for your favorite of the 3 pumpkins that library staff members decorated. There's "Some Pig," a tie in with Charlotte's Web, a Day of the Dead jack-o-lantern, and a howdy partner cowboy pumpkin. This is just one of the many fun things you can do @ your local library.

If you like Into the Wild, the first book of the Warriors series, by Erin Hunter

Thanks for visiting our website and for your Book Match request. I’m glad you enjoyed Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (the first in the Warriors series). I have some suggestions for other books in series that you may enjoy.

 

If you like school stories

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.
After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world. If you like this title, then there is a sequel called Rebel Angels.

If you like Faerie Tales of Ireland

BOOKS

The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu.
After her cousin Zee arrives from England, thirteen-year-old Charlotte and he must set out to save humankind from denizens of the underworld, Nightmares, Death, Pain, and a really nasty guy named Phil. The world of Greek Mythology comes to life (or death)!


Zel by Donna Jo Napoli.
Based on the fairy tale Rapunzel, the story is told in alternating
chapters from the point of view of Zel, her mother, and the prince, and delves into the psychological motivations of the characters.

If you like Good Girls by Laura Ruby

I have a few to suggest to you that I hope you will enjoy, too.

 

Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Eighteen-year-old Ash wants nothing to do with senior prom, but when
disaster strikes and her desperate friend, Nat, needs her help to get it
back on track, Ash's involvement transforms her life.

 

My Almost Epic Summer by Adele Griffin.

If you like Bookends by Jane Green

Bookends by Jane Green

Let me tell you about a few others that might appeal to
you.

 

What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones.
Meet Sophie. She sees herself as the too-tall "Mount Everest of teenage
girls," who, along with her friends, often suffers from "lackonookie
disease." She's dating smoky, sexy Dylan, covertly chatting online with
"cybersoul"-mate Chaz, and secretly nursing a crush on sweet, geeky
Murphy. If you like this one, it has a sequel called What My Girlfriend
Doesn't Know.

If you like Defining Dulcie by Paul Acampora

After reading about the book, it seems like the author does a good job of balancing the grief and sorrow that Dulcie feels with a sense of hope and humor. Based on this, I came up with some titles that I hope you will like.

 

Julia’s Kitchen by Brenda A. Ferber.

When her mother and younger sister are killed in a house fire, Cara struggles to find a way to deal with her emotions and to reach out to her grieving father.

 

Rules by Cynthia Lord.

If you like Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Here are a few other suggestions of books that I think you might like:

 

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot.
Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne. (This is the first in the Princess series by Meg Cabot, who has written lots of other books that you may enjoy as well).

Like Science Fiction? Try these!

hope that you will enjoy reading some of these books.

 

Unwind by Neal Shusterman.
In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.

 

If you like books about Virginia's history

We are so lucky to live in a state with such a rich and long history!

We have a number of books on Virginia including its history. If you want to browse our collection, you would look under the Dewey decimal number 917.55. Here are a couple of titles from that section that might
be of interest to you:

A Historical Album of Virginia by William Cocke

America the Beautiful: Virginia by Sylvia McNair

Celebrate the States: Virginia by Tracy Barrett