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If you like Mary-Kate and Ashley books...

Thank you for your BookMatch request. I'm glad to hear you like Mary-Kate and Ashley books. Here are some other titles you may like:

Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry
Anastasia's 10th year has some good things like falling in love and really getting to know her grandmother and some bad things like finding out about an impending baby brother.

The Steps by Rachel Cohn
Over Christmas vacation, Annabel goes from her home in Manhattan to visit her father, his new wife, and her half- and step-siblings in Sydney, Australia.

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 books about frontier life/biographies...

Thanks for requesting a Book Match. If you like books about frontier life and biographies, here are some other titles you might enjoy.

Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm.
As the only girl in a Finnish American family of seven brothers, May Amelia Jackson resents being expected to act like a lady while growing up in Washington state in 1899.

If you like books about horses...

Thank you for requesting a Book Match. I have not read the Heartland series, but here are some other inspiring horse stories you may enjoy:

Colt by Nancy Springer.
Summary: A young boy with a crippling disease learns, through a horseback riding program, to overcome his own anxieties and to help others in dealing with their own problems.

If you like Three Tales of My Father's Dragon...

Thank you for requesting a Book Match. I have not read Three Tales of My Father's Dragon, but here are some titles that combine dragons and/or exciting adventures for you to share with him:

The Dragon of Doom by Bruce Coville. Life in the village of Pigbone is boring until an aspiring magician and his talking toad come to town and ask Edward to help them slay the Dragon of Doom.

If you like "Ramona the Brave"...

Thanks for requesting a Book Match! I also love Ramona, especially because she is so brave. Here are some other books you might like to read:

Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing
by Judy Blume
Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever increasing problem. If you like this one, there are many sequels, such as Superfudge and Fudge-A-Mania.

If you like Molly Moon by Georgia Byng

If you like the Molly Moon series, you might also like to read:

The City of Ember by Jeanne Du Prau.
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions. The sequel, The People of Sparks, has just been published.

If you like picture books about princesses...

Thanks for requesting a Book Match! There are lots of great picture books to share with 2- and 4-year old girls! Here are a few ideas.

Princess Books:
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
Princess Elizabeth is to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon and rescues Ronald --- who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance.

If you like Jim Arnosky...

Thanks for visiting our website and requesting a Book Match! I like Jim Arnosky too. The library has quite a few other books by him that you might also enjoy, such as: All About Lizards and All About Sharks. These books are like All about Owls except they are about other animals instead. Jim Arnosky has also written some fiction books that you might like. For example, the book Every Autumn Comes the Bear is a story about a bear who roams around the woods in the Fall preparing to hibernate for the winter.

If you like funny beginning readers...

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."