CRRL Staff

08/28/2009 - 3:32pm

Spiderwick is a great children's series and here are some more suggestions you might like in
our children's area:

 

 

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.

When a young evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by
capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back
with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

Suggested for ages 10 - 14

 

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede.

08/28/2009 - 3:33pm

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.

Stuck babysitting during the summer while her friends take glamorous
vacations, fourteen-year-old Irene learns some lessons about life after
meeting a beautiful, yet troubled, girl.

08/28/2009 - 3:35pm

Here are some other books with a fair share of love,
romance, and family problems. Enjoy!

 

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares.

08/28/2009 - 3:39pm

Here are some other urban fiction books that I think you might like:

 

Indigo Summer by Monica McKayhan.

08/28/2009 - 3:40pm

Here are some other books that I think you may like:

 

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.

World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss
research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a
murdered physicist. (This story was written before/takes place before
The Da Vinci Code).

 

Tamar : A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal by Mal Peet.

08/28/2009 - 3:41pm

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.

 

Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark.

08/28/2009 - 3:47pm

You may enjoy these titles, if you liked the adventure, suspense
and real-life problems of a teen:

 

"Un Lun Dun" by China Mieville.

"[Un Lun Dun] is a city awaiting its hero, whose coming was prophesied
long ago, set down for all time in the pages of a talking book. When
twelve-year-old Zanna and her friend Deeba find a secret entrance
leading out of London and into this strange city, it seems that the
ancient prophecy is coming true at last. But then things begin to go
shockingly wrong."--catalog summary

06/25/2012 - 3:29pm
If you like the Drama High series by L. Divine

Here are some other suggestions since you like the Drama High
and It Chicks series:

 

Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree.

Growing up in the flamboyant 1980's, Tracy Ellison is a smart and
charming teenager who uses her good looks to attract any boy she wants.
With a life of promiscuity as she approaches womanhood, she learns
valuable lessons that impels her to examine her reckless lifestyle.

 

Coldest Winter Ever by Sistah Souljah.

08/28/2009 - 4:09pm

Here are some other books with
strong characters and family relationships/issues that I think you may
like.

 

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.

The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's
death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their
peers.

 

Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going.

08/28/2009 - 4:06pm

You may want to read some other books by Tamora Pierce, if
you haven't already. Here are some other suggestions:

 

The Edge of the Sword by Rebecca Tingle.

In ninth-century Britain, fifteen-year-old Aethelflaed, daughter of King
Alfred of West Saxony, finds she must assume new responsibilities much
sooner than expected when she is betrothed to Ethelred of Mercia in
order to strengthen a strategic alliance against the Danes.

 

Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley.

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