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09/04/2009 - 11:26am

I'm so glad you enjoyed the book Parts by Tedd Arnold. While I haven't
read that book, it sounds really funny! I have suggested three other
titles below that I hope you might like. In fact, the first title is
written by the same author, Tedd Arnold. Enjoy!

Even More Parts: Idioms from Head to Toe by Tedd Arnold.
A young boy is worried about what will happen to his body when he hears
such expressions as "I'm tongue-tied," "don't give me any of your lip,"
and "I put my foot in my mouth."

09/04/2009 - 11:27am

Since you enjoyed Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne, I am including among the list of funny books, some humorous poetry as well. I hope you find some books that you will enjoy.

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 - 4:23pm

If you like, "Have You Seen My Duckling?" you may like these other books with simple pictures and not too many words.

Have You Seen my Duckling? by Nancy Tafuri.

A mother duck leads her brood around the pond as she searches for one missing duckling.

The Little Red Hen by Byron Barton.

The little red hen finds none of her lazy friends willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the bread she makes from it.

Splash! by Flora McDonnell.

09/04/2009 - 11:24am

I’m so glad you found our Book Match Service and I hope I can make some suggestions that will work for you. There are quite a few series that have cute and sassy girls for the age range you suggest. You may already know some of these, but maybe a new one will come out. All of the titles I am including here are the first title in a series, so if one appeals you may look for more about the same character by the same author. I suggest you try the following:

03/15/2011 - 9:49am

Thanks again for your Book Match request. You told us that you liked The New Kid at School, by Kate McMullan. I assume you have read, “Revenge of the Dragon Lady,” which is book 2, and Class Trip to the Cave of Doom, book 3. If not – check these out first! If you like the fantasy and adventure of these stories, or just like dragons, try these books!-

Knights of the Kitchen Table, by Jon Scieszka.

03/15/2011 - 9:45am

I like Marvin Redpost, too, and I'm so glad you are using our Book Match service! I'm glad you and Cory can read together and I'm sure it helps his growth as a reader.

Here are three books that I hope you and Cory might enjoy. They are all part of series that can extend your reading pleasure, if you like them!

Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka.
Joe receives a magic book for his birthday present from his uncle. Joe, Fred and Sam are transported to a time when evil knights, fire-breathing dragons and vile-smelling giants roamed the land.

12/14/2010 - 1:14pm

Here are some books on Colonial crafts.

Home Crafts by Bobbie Kalman.
This is a Historic Communities book. It includes Soap making, and Candle making.

Josefina’s Craft Book – The American Girls Collection.
This has a section on making a Straw broom. 

The Heritage Sampler. A Book of Colonial Arts & Crafts by Cheryl G. Hoople.
This includes directions on how to make Tin Can Candles. 

12/07/2010 - 1:30pm

If you like The Girlfriend, by R.L. Stine for its horror, suspense, and descriptive writing, you may like these books:

A Ghost In The Family,by Betty Ren Wright.
While visiting his friend Jeannie's eccentric Aunt Rosebud in a boarding house that may be haunted, ten-year-old Chad comes across a mystery involving a missing diamond bracelet.

03/15/2011 - 9:48am

Since you like mouse stories and The Tale of Desperaux you may like these titles too:

The mouse and the motorcycle by Beverly Cleary.
A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.

Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary.
Ralph runs away looking for freedom but winds up a prisoner at a summer camp.

Poppy by Avi.
Poppy the deer mouse urges her family to move next to a field of corn big enough to feed them all forever, but Mr. Ocax, a terrifying owl, has other ideas.

10/11/2011 - 2:14pm
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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