Rebecca Purdy

If you like Gooseberry Park...

Thank you for your Book Match Request. I have not read Gooseberry Park myself, but I can recommend some fantasy and dog titles you might enjoy.

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.

Chuck and Danielle by Peter Dickinson
Danielle's pet whippet, Chuck, is terrified of absolutely everything, but Danielle is sure that Chuck is going to save the universe one day.

If you like "The Watsons Go to Birmingham"...

Thank you for your Book Match request. I'm glad to hear you have read so many great books. Here are some more titles you may enjoy:

A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories by Richard Peck
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.

Never cry "Arp!" and other great adventures by Patrick F. McManus
A sidesplitting collection of short stories about two very good friends growing up.

If you like mysteries

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.

If you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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