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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."

If you like stories with animals and mysteries...

Thank you for requesting a Book Match! I haven't read the Warrior series yet, but I think you might enjoy these animal/fantasy books:

The tale of Despereaux : being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread by Kate DiCamillo
The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

If you like the Bailey School Kids series...

Thanks for your request for a book match. It sounds like you enjoy a wide variety of books. Here are a few book titles, but be sure to check out the link to all our lists. These lists are very helpful for someone like yourself who would like to explore Humor, Adventure, Action, Western, and Horror.

How to Eat Fried Worms
by Thomas Rockwell
Billy makes a bet that he can eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. Will he eat them fried, broiled, with ketchup and mustard, or raw?

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

If you like "Because of Winn Dixie"...

Thanks for your request for a book match. Here are a few titles you might enjoy. The last one is by the same author, Kate DiCamillo as Because of Winn Dixie. Be sure to check out the link to all our lists which is provided at the end of this e-mail

Animals Who Have Won Our Hearts
by Jean Craighead George
Ten true stories about amazing animals like Koko, the gorilla that speaks sign language, and the real Smokey the Bear.

If you like mysteries with girl sleuths...

If you enjoy mysteries with girl sleuths, here are some other titles you may like:

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief (a series!)
by Wendelin Van Draanen
The day before starting seventh grade, Sammy peers through her grandmother's binoculars and spots the latest in a rash of burglaries. The burglar spots her right back!

If you like "Our Teacher's Having A Baby"...

Thank you for using our book match.

I have looked for books that are similar to Our Teacher's Having A Baby by Eve Bunting.

I believe that you have found the only one that relates to a teacher having a baby.

The books that I found relate to birth-fiction.

Honkers by Jane Yolen
While staying at her grandparents' farm until the birth of her mother's baby, homesick Betsy learns a lesson about independence when she witnesses the birth and migration of a gosling.

If you like "Knight's Castle"...

If you enjoyed Knight's Castle, here are some other titles you may like:

A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeliene L'Engle
Meg's father has been missing for a year. When she finds out he's slipped through a tesseract, a wrinkle in time, she, Calvin, and Charles Wallace set out to rescue him!

Eragon
by Christopher Paolini
In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

If you like A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

If you like The Series of Unfortunate Events, here are some other books you might enjoy:

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis-this series beginning with The Magician's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a classic that all should read!

Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
Primrose Squarp's parents go out on a boat in a storm one day and don't come back. She's sure they'll return one day, but she's having a hard time convincing the people of Coal Harbor!