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09/04/2009 - 1:30pm

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.

12/09/2010 - 12:21pm

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.

12/07/2010 - 9:58am

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.

Megan's mare by Lynn Hall.
Summary: Eleven-year-old Megan, daughter of a Yorkshire horse trainer, finding she has a special bond with the beautiful problem mare Berry, determines to help her overcome her fear of wooden bridges.

09/04/2009 - 1:29pm

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.

09/04/2009 - 1:21pm

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.

12/14/2010 - 12:45pm

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.

12/07/2010 - 11:20am

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.

09/04/2009 - 1:20pm

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.

12/09/2010 - 9:56am

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."

12/09/2010 - 10:17am

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.

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