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09/04/2009 - 10:39am

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.

09/04/2009 - 11:35am

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.

 

03/15/2011 - 9:46am

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.

09/04/2009 - 10:37am

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
Disabilities are two separate themes, I have made them into separate

12/15/2010 - 9:53am

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.

The Field Guide: Book 1 of the Spiderwick Chronicles

09/04/2009 - 11:34am

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?"

03/15/2011 - 9:49am

Thank you for your Book Match request for The Spiderwick Chronicles. Here are some other books that I hope you will enjoy!

 

A House Called Awful End by Philip Ardagh. (119 pages)

When eleven-year-old Eddie Dickens's ill parents become "a bit crinkly round the edges," he is taken by his great-uncle and great-aunt, Mad Uncle Jack and Mad Aunt Maude, and embarks on adventures that involve strolling actors, St. Horrid's Home for Grateful Orphans, and a carnival float shaped like a giant cow.

 

09/04/2009 - 11:33am

If you liked Dan Gutman's book, Ms. Hannah is Bananas!, for the humor in
a school setting, I have listed three other titles below that you might
like.
If there was something else about the book you liked, let me know and
I'll try to match it in another way. In the future, it will help if you
tell us what it is you like about a particular book so that we can match
it more easily.

09/04/2009 - 11:33am

Thanks again for your Book Match request. I like Junie B. Jones, too!

You might enjoy reading Judy Moody books by Megan McDonald and
Ramona books by Beverly Cleary. The main character of both of these
series is a girl who gets into all kinds of trouble and fun just like Junie B.!

Lena Gonzalez Berrios, youth services manager
Porter Branch, Central Rappahannock Regional Library

 

12/15/2010 - 9:58am

If you like the Charlie Bone series, here are some more suggestions.

Readers of Charlie Bone are often fans of Harry Potter, so you can start with those if you haven't read them. 

From our Juvenile collection:

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Narnia, book 2) by C. S. Lewis.

Four English school children enter the magic land of Narnia through the
back of a wardrobe and assist Aslan, the golden lion, in defeating the
White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

Mister Monday (Keys to the Kingdom, book 1) by Garth Nix.

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