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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.

If you like Magic Tree House, horses, mysteries...

Thanks for your request for a Book Match. Here are some other books you might enjoy:

Beware the Mare by by Jessie Haas. Gramp gets a good price on the new
horse he brings home for Lily, but is there a reason her old owners
named her "Beware?" [Jessie Haas has written several other horse books
if you like this one.]

Marvin Redpost: A Flying Birthday Cake by Louis Sachar. Was that really
a flying saucer Marvin saw? And who is this new kid, Joe Normal, who

If you like space adventures and books about the solar system

If you like books about space adventures and the solar system, here are some titles that might appeal to you:

The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet by Eleanor Cameron
Stowaway to the Mushroom Planet by Eleanor Cameron
On their second flight to the planet of Basidium, two boys find that they have a would-be scientist as a stowaway. Sequel to The wonderful
flight to the Mushroom Planet.

Jason and the Aliens Down the Street by Gery Greer

If you liked "Christmas in Camelot"...

Hi! Thanks for using Book Match to ask for more titles like Christmas at Camelot!
Since you like books about adventures and learning interesting facts,
here are a few other series you could try:

Horrible Harry and the Dungeon by Suzy Kline.
Horrible Harry is the class clown from Room 2B. With Harry around,
second grade is never dull.

Little House Chapter Book by Maria D. Wilkes.
The Little House Chapter Books are like the Little House on the Prairie series, but adapted for early readers.

If you liked Gregor and the Marks of Secret...

Thanks for using Book Match! Gregor and the Code of the Claw comes
out in May 2007. Since you like Gregor and the Marks of Secret so much, you might like some of these books:

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 Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.

If you liked "Lucy Rose"...

Thanks again for your Book Match request. Since you enjoy the diary
format of the Lucy Rose books by Katy Kelly, I have chosen some other
books that I hope you will enjoy just as much.

Rachel's Journal : the story of a pioneer girl / by Marissa Moss.
In her journal, Rachel chronicles her family's adventures traveling by covered wagon on the Oregon Trail in 1850.

My Stories by Hildy Calpurnia Rose / by Dale Gottlieb.
A young girl keeps a journal about the people and events in her life.

If you liked "The Doll People"...

Thanks again for using our Bookmatch service. I've had a good time
thinking of some fun reads that are a little like The Doll People. Here are a few suggestions:

DiCamillo, Kate. Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.

Cassedy, Sylvia. Behind the Attic Wall.

If you like The All of A Kind Family stories...

Thanks again for using our Bookmatch service. I've had a good time
thinking of some fun reads that are a little like The All of A Kind
Family. Here are a few suggestions:

Sidney Taylor wrote some more books about the All of a Kind Family.
These include: More all of Kind Family, Ella of All of A Kind Family
and All of a Kind Family Downtown.

Strudel Stories by Joanne Rocklin.
Seven generations of a Jewish family hear stories of their family history, all told while making apple strudel.

If you like the Animal Ark series

If you like the Animal Ark series, here are some titles that you might enjoy:

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.
When he discovers that he is destined to become someone's dinner, Wilbur the pig is dissolute until his spider friend Charlotte decides to help him.