Book Buzz Blog

If you liked "Ms Hannah is Bananas!"...

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.

If you liked Junie B. Jones stories...

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

 

If you like Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo

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.

If you like "A to Z Mysteries" by Ron Roy...

Thank you for your Book Match request. Here are some other titles you
might enjoy reading.

Sly the sleuth and the food mysteries by Donna Jo Napoli and Robert
Furrow.

Sly uses her detective skills to help her friends solve the case of
something fishy, something cooking, and something seedy.
Other titles in this series are Sly the sleuth and the sports mysteries
and Sly the Sleuth and the pet mysteries.

Peril at King's Creek: a Felicity mystery by Elizabeth McDavid Jones.

If you liked the "Wild at Heart" series...

 There are twelve books in the "Wild at
Heart" series by Laurie Halse Anderson and Central Rappahannock Regional
Library has eleven of them for you to check out. If you haven't already
read more in that series, you might enjoy trying one of the others.
Other books I would recommend for animal lovers and high level readers
are:

A Tarantula in My Purse by Jean Craighead George.

A collection of autobiographical stories about raising a houseful of
children and wild pets including crows, skunks, and raccoons.

If you like the Nancy Drew mysteries by Carolyn Keene

If you like the Nancy Drew mysteries, here are some other mysteries you may enjoy.

The secret of the mansion / by Julie Campbell.

Thirteen-year-old Trixie Belden and her friends search for hidden
treasure in a mysterious mansion owned by an old miser. This is the
first book in the Trixie Belden mystery series.

Danger at the zoo : a Kit mystery / by Kathleen Ernst.

If you like "The Talented Clementine"...

Because you enjoyed The Talented Clementine, I want to be sure you know
that the library has other "Clementine" books by Sara Pennypacker:
Clementine, the first book in that series, and Clementine's Letter, the newest book about Clementine.

Here are some other books you may enjoy:

Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary.

If you liked "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane."...

Thank you for your Book Match request for The Miraculous Journey of
Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo. That book sounds really awesome. Here
are some other books that I think you may like as well:


Christopher Mouse : The Tale of a Small Traveler by William Wise.

After being sold to an unscrupulous pet store owner, a young mouse lives
with several owners and has many adventures, before ending up with an
appreciative family.


Whittington by Alan Armstrong.

If you like "Maximum Ride" by James Patterson...

Here are some titles you might enjoy. I am going to send this list to
both e-mail addresses that you provided.

The first one is the sequel to Maximum Ride.

School's Out - forever by James Patterson.

Maximum Ride Book 2

After a short stay with an FBI agent who gives them a chance to attend
school and live a normal life, the six genetically-altered, winged
youths head toward Florida and Max's ultimate destiny--to save the
world, whether she wants to or not.

If you like Coco Counts by Sloane Tanen

Here are some titles similar to Coco Counts that I think you might like:

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.

An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole
alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell.

Each animal arriving from the zoo as a possible pet fails to suit its
prospective owner, until just the right one is found. Movable flaps
reveal the contents of each package.

Where's Spot by Eric Hill.