Jody Lewandowski

05/24/2011 - 12:30pm
Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton

This readalike is in response to a patron's book-match request. If you would like personalized reading  recommendations, fill out the book-match form and a librarian will email suggested titles to you. You can browse our book matches here.

08/28/2009 - 11:00am

If you enjoyed Scribbler of Dreams by Mary Pearson, here are some other suspenseful romances you may
like:

 

Look for Me by Moonlight by Mary Downing Hahn.

While staying at the remote and reputedly haunted Maine inn run by her
father and pregnant stepmother, sixteen-year-old Cynda feels
increasingly isolated from her father's new family and finds solace in
the attentions of a charming but mysterious guest.

 

Zazoo by Richard Mosher.

06/25/2012 - 4:26pm

Here are some other titles you may like. They are
all adventures, and some of them are funny, too.

 

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.

 

Hidden Talents by David Lubar.

08/28/2009 - 3:43pm

If you enjoyed Prime Choice, here are some other titles you may like:

 

 

Torch Red: Color Me Torn by Melody Carlson.

Feeling like she is the only virgin on the planet, a high school junior
wrestles with questions about love and sex before ultimately choosing to
give herself to God instead of her boyfriend. This is part of the True
Colors series.

 

The First Part Last by Angela Johnson.

Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father
and must care for his adored baby daughter.

12/06/2010 - 1:54pm

If you enjoyed Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys, here are some other
titles you may like:

 

 

How to be Popular by Meg Cabot.

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Steph Landry finds an old book on how to be
popular and decides to change her social status by following its advice,
much to the bafflement of her two best friends. Surprising romance!

 

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen.

12/07/2010 - 9:58am

Thank you for requesting a Book Match. I have not read the Heartland series, but here are some other inspiring horse stories you may enjoy:

Colt by Nancy Springer.
Summary: A young boy with a crippling disease learns, through a horseback riding program, to overcome his own anxieties and to help others in dealing with their own problems.

Megan's mare by Lynn Hall.
Summary: Eleven-year-old Megan, daughter of a Yorkshire horse trainer, finding she has a special bond with the beautiful problem mare Berry, determines to help her overcome her fear of wooden bridges.

09/04/2009 - 1:29pm

Thank you for requesting a Book Match. I have not read Three Tales of My Father's Dragon, but here are some titles that combine dragons and/or exciting adventures for you to share with him:

The Dragon of Doom by Bruce Coville. Life in the village of Pigbone is boring until an aspiring magician and his talking toad come to town and ask Edward to help them slay the Dragon of Doom.

12/13/2010 - 10:44am

If you enjoy mysteries with girl sleuths, here are some other titles you may like:

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief (a series!)
by Wendelin Van Draanen
The day before starting seventh grade, Sammy peers through her grandmother's binoculars and spots the latest in a rash of burglaries. The burglar spots her right back!

12/07/2010 - 11:28am

If you enjoyed Knight's Castle, here are some other titles you may like:

A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeliene L'Engle
Meg's father has been missing for a year. When she finds out he's slipped through a tesseract, a wrinkle in time, she, Calvin, and Charles Wallace set out to rescue him!

Eragon
by Christopher Paolini
In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

08/28/2009 - 4:49pm

Here are some other titles you may like:

 

Sabriel by Garth Nix.
Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead. The first in a trilogy.

 

Revenge of the Witch (book 1, The Last Apprentice series) by Joseph Delaney.
Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from "ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties."

 

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