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12/09/2010 - 12:23pm

There are lots of stories about ballet dancers. Some
that I thought you might enjoy are:

 

To Dance by Siena Cherson Siegel.

The author describes how she first decided she wanted to be a
ballerina at the age of six, and how that dream carried her from her
home in Puerto Rico to dance class in Boston to performing with the New
York City Ballet. This is a non-fiction book written like a graphic
novel.

 

Marie, Dancing by Carolyn Meyer.

08/28/2009 - 3:16pm

Here are some
more books you might like about middle school students .

 

All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall.

08/28/2009 - 3:30pm

I have some suggestions if you liked Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot.

 

 

 

Confessions of a NOT IT Girl by Melissa Kantor.

High school senior Jan Miller is convinced she's destined for the
world's least fabulous life because she doesn't have IT. But, maybe,
just maybe, being a Not It Girl will turn out to have some major
rewards.

Suggested for ages 13 - 18

 

 

Crush by Ellen Conford.

08/28/2009 - 3:32pm

Spiderwick is a great children's series and here are some more suggestions you might like in
our children's area:

 

 

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.

When a young evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by
capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back
with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

Suggested for ages 10 - 14

 

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede.

08/28/2009 - 3:33pm

I have a few to suggest to you that I hope you will enjoy, too.

 

Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Eighteen-year-old Ash wants nothing to do with senior prom, but when
disaster strikes and her desperate friend, Nat, needs her help to get it
back on track, Ash's involvement transforms her life.

 

My Almost Epic Summer by Adele Griffin.

Stuck babysitting during the summer while her friends take glamorous
vacations, fourteen-year-old Irene learns some lessons about life after
meeting a beautiful, yet troubled, girl.

08/28/2009 - 3:34pm

I have a few to suggest to you that I hope you will enjoy, too.

 

Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Eighteen-year-old Ash wants nothing to do with senior prom, but when
disaster strikes and her desperate friend, Nat, needs her help to get it
back on track, Ash's involvement transforms her life.

 

My Almost Epic Summer by Adele Griffin.

Stuck babysitting during the summer while her friends take glamorous
vacations, fourteen-year-old Irene learns some lessons about life after
meeting a beautiful, yet troubled, girl.

08/28/2009 - 3:35pm

Here are some other books with a fair share of love,
romance, and family problems. Enjoy!

 

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares.

08/28/2009 - 3:37pm

Brian Jacques is hard to beat for a rousing war-like fantasy, but here
are a few titles that you might want to try. All of these books have
sequels or are part of a series.

 

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune
by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight
back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

 

Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer.

12/06/2010 - 1:13pm

Thanks for requesting a Book Match from the Central Rappahannock
Regional Library. You asked for a book similar to Morgan Spurlock's
Don't Eat This Book. If you are looking for books on the same topic, you may like:

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, by Eric
Schlosser
Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm
between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled
American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges,

06/02/2009 - 1:55pm

Hello! I haven't had a chance to read "The Lollipop Shoes" (published as "The Girl With No Shadow" in the U.S.) by Joanne
Harris, but I enjoyed "Chocolat". Here are some titles that pick up on
various elements of Harris's work that you may also enjoy:


"The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

"Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the
story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and
story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they

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