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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!

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 books about Finn McCool...

Thank you for visiting our website. Here are some book titles on Finn McCool.

The green hero : early adventures of Finn McCool by Bernard Evslin; illustrated by Barbara Bascove.
Retells the early exploits of the legendary Finn McCool before he went on to become a great Irish hero.

Mrs. McCool and the giant Cuhullin : an Irish tale / Jessica Souhami.
The very clever Oona saves her husband, the giant Finn McCool, by outwitting Cuhullin, who seeks to prove that he is the strongest giant in the world by beating Finn.

If you like Fudge by Judy Blume...

Other books I would suggest include:

The Great Brain by John Fitzgerald
The Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen.

Let me know if we can be of more assistance. 

Shelley Chick-Gravel

There is another author that you might like. I think his books are
hilarious. His name is Daniel Pinkwater, and he has published many
humorous books. Here are some of his books that you might like:

If you liked "Peter and The Starcatchers"...

I also enjoyed Peter and the Starcatchers. It was a fun read that included both adventure and magic.