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09/04/2009 - 10:41am

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.

09/04/2009 - 10:41am

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.

12/13/2010 - 9:58am

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.

12/13/2010 - 10:27am

If you like books about nature, here are a few of my favorites:

12/14/2010 - 2:21pm

Here are some great titles for a budding scientist!

The Big Bug Book by Margery Facklam.
Describes thirteen of the world's largest insects, including the
birdwing butterfly and the Goliath beetle.

Frogs, Toads, Lizards, and Salamanders by Nancy Winslow Parker.
Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of a variety of frogs, toads, lizards, and salamanders.

Bats, Blue Whales & Other Mammals by Steve Parker.

12/14/2010 - 1:12pm

If you like the Dragon Slayer's Academy series by Kate McMullan, here are some other dragon/fantasy books you may enjoy:

Three Tales of my Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett.
My Father's Dragon -- Elmer and the Dragon -- The Dragons of Blueland.
A compilation of three tales which relate the fantastic adventures of
Elmer Elevator and a baby flying dragon named Boris.

The Dragon of Doom by Bruce Coville.

03/15/2011 - 9:51am

Thanks for using this Bookmatch service. It's fun to recommend books to readers like you! I hope you will enjoy some of the books I've listed below.

The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgleish.
Remembering her mother's words, an eight-year-old girl finds courage to go alone with her father to build a new home in the Connecticut wilderness and to stay with the Indians when her father goes back to
bring the rest of the family.

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson.
Sent with her governess to live with the dreadful Carter family in

12/13/2010 - 10:49am

If you liked Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor, here are some other titles I hope you will like just as much:

Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy by Jane O'Connor.
Nancy wants to adopt a special puppy so that she is no longer the only fancy member of her family, but after a day of puppysitting a papillon, she realizes that being fancy is not always the most important thing.

Annie and Snowball and the Dress-up Birthday : the first book of their adventures / Cynthia Rylant.

12/09/2010 - 10:52am

If you like "The Color of My Words," you may enjoy these good read-aloud books for 4th and 5th graders:

03/15/2011 - 9:52am

Thank you for your Book Match request for Island of the Aunts by Eva Ibbotson. Next time, we’d love to hear why you like a certain book – when we know what you like about a book it helps us suggest other books that you might enjoy. Although I haven’t read Island of the Aunts, it sounds amusing and I think you might like some of these books too:

Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo.

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