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If you like "The Boxcar Children"...

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

If you like Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor

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.

If you like "The Color of My Words" by Lynn Joseph

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

If you like "Island of the Aunts"...

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.

If you liked "Gregor the Overlander"...

Thank you for your Book Match request. Gregor the Overlander is a great fantasy series! Thank you for telling us why you really liked it, this really helps us understand what kind of books you are looking for! Here are some other books that you may enjoy:

The Marvelous Effect (Marvelous World, book 1) by Troy Cle.

If you liked "My Little Sister Ate One Hare"...

Since you enjoyed My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman, I am sending you a list of titles that I hope you will like just as much.

Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough.
When Duck gets his truck stuck in the muck, he needs some help to get it out.

 

Over in the Meadow by John Langstaff.
A presentation of an old counting rhyme about meadow animals and their activities. A page of music is included.

 

If you like "The Thief Lord"...

Thanks for using our Bookmatch service. Here are some books with mystery
and adventure that I've enjoyed. I hope one or two will sound good to
you!

The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson.
After twelve-year-old Annika, a foundling living in late
nineteenth-century Vienna, inherits a trunk of costume jewelry, a woman
claiming to be her aristocratic mother arrives and takes her to live in
a strangely decrepit mansion in Germany.

If you liked "Beethoven Lives Upstairs"...

Thank you for your Book Match request - and thank you for your patience
for our delayed response during the holiday season. I've also read
Beethoven Lives Upstairs, which is a great book. Since you didn't
mention the music element specifically as a requirement, and since I was
mostly unable to find music related historical fiction pertaining to
immigration and/or disabilities, the following recommendations, except
for one, do not relate to music. Also, since Immigration and

If you like A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Thank you for your Book Match request for A Series of Unfortunate Events
by Lemony Snicket. I enjoyed them too. Thank you for telling us
exactly why you liked them, it really helps us to find the best books
for you! Here are some other books that I hope you will like:

Matilda by Roald Dahl.
Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the
evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice
teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

If you liked "The Magic Tree House" series...

Since you enjoy The Magic Tree House series, I am sending you a list of
other books I hope you will like just as much.

I, Freddy/by Reiche, Dietlof.
Book #1 in the Golden Hamster Saga

Rex/by Gould, Robert.
Time Soldiers series ; bk. 1
"Do you have what it takes to be a time soldier? Are you up for the
adventure? Do you dare?"