Book Buzz Blog

If you like Jan Brett...

I also love Jan Brett's books because her art work is so special. If
you have not seen any of her others you should look for them. Some of
my favorites (more snow pictures) are: Annie and the Wild Animals, The
Mitten: a Ukranian Folktale, The Wild Christmas Reindeer, Christmas
Trolls, and The Hat. If you visit the library you can find most of her
books in the Juvenile Easy Collection. There are many to choose from
and a librarian will be happy to help you.

Some other good stories with beautiful art work are:

If you like classic children's books

If you like reading children's classics, here are some recommendations:

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.
A classic series of fantasy books about the land beyond the wardrobe. Four brothers and sisters
enter a fantasy land where they help Aslan, the lion, triumph in battle
with the White Witch.

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
A young boy is sold by his wicked uncle as a slave and is helped by an outlaw.

If you liked "Chasing Vermeer" by Blue Balliett...

Since you liked Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett, you might also enjoy
the following books, which have some combination of action, adventure,
or mystery:

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg
Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of
running away...so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO
somewhere, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. And so,
after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped

Some suggested reading for 9 year olds...

Thank you for using our book match service! The library collection
contains many titles that are appropriate for a 9 year old child. Some of our most popular include:

Judy Moody (the first book in the Judy Moody Series) by Megan McDonald.
Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (part of the Ramona series) by Beverly Cleary.

If you like historical fiction and adventure...

Here is a list of titles I think you may enjoy. Good luck and keep reading!

The Ravenmaster's Secret by Elvira Woodruff
Eleven-year-old Forrest lives at the Tower of London prison, where his
father tends the Tower ravens and guards inmates. Forrest's only friends
are his pet raven, his father's prisoners (who all end up dead), and
Ned, the young rat catcher. Soon Forrest's father gets a new prisoner:
Maddie, the beautiful daughter of a Scottish spy. Immediately Forrest

If you like The Grizzly Sisters by Cathy Bellows

I'm glad you liked The Grizzly Sisters by Cathy Bellows.
Cathy Bellows has also written another picture book entitled Four Fat
Rats. I'm including that in the following list of other picture books I think you'll enjoy.

Four Fat Rats by Cathy Bellows
Four fat sassy rats leave home and eat a wide swathe through the world,
alienating everybody on the way.

Epossumondas by Coleen Salley
A retelling of a classic tale in which a well-intentioned young possum
continually takes his mother's instructions much too literally.

If you like the Rainbow Fairy Series...

It's nice that your daughter likes a variety of things to read. I'll
try to suggest a number of titles that she might enjoy in each category
you mentioned. Most of them can be found in the Beginner Reader or
Juvenile Fiction sections of our library. In addition, traditional
fairy tales can be found in the Dewey Decimal numbers 398's.

KNIGHTS AND DRAGONS
Good Night, Good Knight / by Shelley Moore Thomas
A Good Knight helps three little dragons who are having trouble getting
to sleep.

If you liked Spider Kane and the Mystery Under the May-Apple by Mary Pope Osborne

If you enjoyed Spider Kane and the Mystery Under the May-Apple, you may enjoy reading some of the following books:

The Secret of Wildcat Swamp by Franklin W. Dixon.
An archaeological expedition in the West turns into a desperate attempt to capture robbers and an escaped convict.

If you like books about Thomas the Tank...

Thank you for requesting a Book Match. If you enjoy Thomas the Tank
Engine books, here are some other titles you may like:

Dig!
by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha
illustrated by Marc Rosenthal
Mr. Rally and his dog Lightning have a big day ahead-five jobs digging
with the big, yellow backhoe. Mr. Rally will "Dig up rock and dig up
clay! Dig up dirt and dig all day!"

All Aboard!
by James Stevenson

If you liked Evangeline Mudd and the great mink ...

Thanks for requesting a Book Match. While I haven't read the book youmentioned by David Elliott, it sounds great!
I've included three titles below that I hope you might enjoy.

The Sectret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson.
Odge Gribble, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on their mission through a magical tunnel from their Island to London to rescue their King and Queen's son who had been stolen as an infant.

The Giant Baby by Allan Ahlberg.