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Kid Book Match

12/09/2014 - 2:38pm
If you like Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

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.

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents' estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle between good and evil is looming.

If you like the Fablehaven series you might like:
 

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
The Alchemyst
by Michael Scott
While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.
 
 

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
The Amulet of Samarkand
by Jonathan Stroud
Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.


 


Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
Dragon Slippers
by Jessica Day George
Orphaned after a fever epidemic, Creel befriends a dragon and unknowingly inherits an object that can either save or destroy her kingdom.

 

12/09/2014 - 2:40pm
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

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.

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

If you liked The Westing Game you might like:


The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or On the Segregation of the Queen by Laurie King
The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or On the Segregation of the Queen
by Laurie King
Sherlock Holmes takes on a young, female apprentice in this delightful and well-wrought addition to the master detective's casework. In the early years of WW I, 15-year-old American Mary Russell encounters Holmes, retired in Sussex Downs where Conan Doyle left him raising bees. Mary, an orphan rebelling against her guardian aunt's strictures, impresses the sleuth with her intelligence and acumen. Holmes initiates her into the mysteries of detection, allowing her to participate in a few cases when she comes home from her studies at Oxford. The collaboration is ignited by the kidnapping in Wales of Jessica Simpson, daughter of an American senator. The sleuthing duo find signs of the hand of a master criminal, and after Russell rescues the child, attempts are made on their lives (and on Watson's), with evidence piling up that the master criminal is out to get Holmes and all he holds dear. (Publishers Weekly Review)
 
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Chasing Vermeer
by Blue Balliett
When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.

 

 

Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery by Peter Abrahams
Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Myster
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by Peter Abrahams
Welcome to Echo Falls. Home of a thousand secrets, where Ingrid Levin-Hill, super sleuth, never knows what will happen next. Ingrid is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or at least her shoes are. Getting them back means getting involved in a murder investigation rivaling those solved by her idol, Sherlock Holmes, and Ingrid has enough on her plate with club soccer, school, and the plum role of Alice in the Echo Falls production of Alice in Wonderland . But much as in Alice's adventures down the rabbit hole, things in Ingrid's small town keep getting curiouser and curiouser.

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Egypt Game
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
A group of children, entranced with the study of Egypt, play their own Egypt game, are visited by a secret oracle, become involved in a murder, and befriend the Professor before they move on to new interests, such as Gypsies.

12/09/2014 - 2:43pm
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Here are several great books that are timeless classics, great reads about animals, and similar to Charlotte’s Web!

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.

12/09/2014 - 3:31pm
Where the Red Fern Grows

Thanks for your request for a Book Match. It sounds as though you like lots of different kinds of books. Here are some suggestions:

Bo & Mzzz Mad by Sid Fleischman. When his father dies, Bo Gamage moves in with his distant and estranged relatives, the Martinkas, and finds that "Mad" lives up to her name, PawPaw despises him, and Aunt Juna hopes he'll help search for the gold mine that started a family feud.

12/09/2014 - 3:34pm
books about trains

If you like trains, here are some other books you might enjoy:

Full Steam Ahead by Faye Gibbons. A young boy and his grandpa ride on a steam locomotive chugging through Georgia one hot summer day.

All Aboard! by Mary Lyn Ray. A large white rabbit named Mr. Barnes goes on a train trip and enjoys all the sights and sounds of the ride.

Circus Train by Jos. A. Smith. After moving to a house in the country, Timothy wonders how he will make any friends, but his problem is solved when he finds an imaginative way to rescue a stranded circus train.

09/04/2009 - 1:35pm

Thanks for your request for a Book Match. This happens to be one of my favorite books, too. If you like this one, you might enjoy other books by Kevin Henkes. Lilly is also a character in "Julius, The Baby Of The World" (Lilly is convinced that the arrival of her new baby brother is the worst thing that has happened in their house, until Cousin Garland comes to visit.). Another character he writes about is Wemberley.

09/04/2009 - 1:33pm

I'm glad you asked for a Book Match. Here are some books I think you will like:

Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel

George and Martha books by Marshall

Amelia Bedelia books by Peggy Parish

All of these have lots of stories about the same characters.

You might also like My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Grossman, What?
Cried Granny by Lum and The Red Racer by Wood.

Bridget Harvey
 

09/04/2009 - 1:32pm

Thanks for your request for a Book Match. If you want to read some looong books like Belle Prater's Boy, here are some suggestions:

The Same Stuff as Stars by Katherine Paterson. When Angel's self-absorbed mother leaves her and her younger brother with their poor great-grandmother, the eleven-year-old girl worries not only about her mother and brother, her imprisoned father, the frail old woman, but also about a mysterious man who begins sharing with her the wonder of the stars. Other books by this author that you might enjoy include The Great Gilly Hopkins and Flip-Flop Girl.

12/09/2010 - 9:54am

If you're a beginning reader who likes to read series books, here are a couple suggestions. Each title is the first in the series.

26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie DePaola. The true-life adventures of the famous children's book author, including dropping out of school on the first day of kindergarten.

Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin. Do those kittens really have wings?

McBroom Tells a Lie by Sid Fleischman. Josh McBroom, his dear wife, and their eleven children outwit mean Heck Jones by using frozen sunlight and a car that runs on popcorn.

12/09/2010 - 4:46pm

If you like longish books, here are some suggestions.

All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor. Five sisters living on New York's Lower East Side in 1912 get a big surprise when their mother has a new baby.

Cougar by Helen V. Griffith. Is that really the ghost of a horse that Nickel sees?

Dog Friday by Hilary McKay. Who would have thought that a boy who's been attacked by a dog would actually hope that he could adopt the stray dog he found on the beach?

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