Kid Book Match
Since you liked Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett, you might also enjoy
the following books, which have some combination of action, adventure,
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg
Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of
running away...so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO
somewhere, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. And so,
after some careful planning, she and her younger brother, Jamie, escaped
Thank you for using our book match service! The library collection
contains many titles that are appropriate for a 9 year old child. Some of our most popular include:
Judy Moody (the first book in the Judy Moody Series) by Megan McDonald.
Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (part of the Ramona series) by Beverly Cleary.
Here is a list of titles I think you may enjoy. Good luck and keep reading!
The Ravenmaster's Secret by Elvira Woodruff
Eleven-year-old Forrest lives at the Tower of London prison, where his
father tends the Tower ravens and guards inmates. Forrest's only friends
are his pet raven, his father's prisoners (who all end up dead), and
Ned, the young rat catcher. Soon Forrest's father gets a new prisoner:
Maddie, the beautiful daughter of a Scottish spy. Immediately Forrest
I'm glad you liked The Grizzly Sisters by Cathy Bellows.
Cathy Bellows has also written another picture book entitled Four Fat
Rats. I'm including that in the following list of other picture books I think you'll enjoy.
Four Fat Rats by Cathy Bellows
Four fat sassy rats leave home and eat a wide swathe through the world,
alienating everybody on the way.
Epossumondas by Coleen Salley
A retelling of a classic tale in which a well-intentioned young possum
continually takes his mother's instructions much too literally.
It's nice that your daughter likes a variety of things to read. I'll
try to suggest a number of titles that she might enjoy in each category
you mentioned. Most of them can be found in the Beginner Reader or
Juvenile Fiction sections of our library. In addition, traditional
fairy tales can be found in the Dewey Decimal numbers 398's.
KNIGHTS AND DRAGONS
Good Night, Good Knight / by Shelley Moore Thomas
A Good Knight helps three little dragons who are having trouble getting
If you enjoyed Spider Kane and the Mystery Under the May-Apple, you may enjoy reading some of the following books:
The Secret of Wildcat Swamp by Franklin W. Dixon.
An archaeological expedition in the West turns into a desperate attempt to capture robbers and an escaped convict.
Thank you for requesting a Book Match. If you enjoy Thomas the Tank
Engine books, here are some other titles you may like:
by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha
illustrated by Marc Rosenthal
Mr. Rally and his dog Lightning have a big day ahead-five jobs digging
with the big, yellow backhoe. Mr. Rally will "Dig up rock and dig up
clay! Dig up dirt and dig all day!"
by James Stevenson
Thanks for requesting a Book Match. While I haven't read the book youmentioned by David Elliott, it sounds great!
I've included three titles below that I hope you might enjoy.
The Sectret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson.
Odge Gribble, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on their mission through a magical tunnel from their Island to London to rescue their King and Queen's son who had been stolen as an infant.
The Giant Baby by Allan Ahlberg.
Thanks for your request for a Book Match. Here are some other books you might enjoy:
Beware the Mare by by Jessie Haas. Gramp gets a good price on the new
horse he brings home for Lily, but is there a reason her old owners
named her "Beware?" [Jessie Haas has written several other horse books
if you like this one.]
Marvin Redpost: A Flying Birthday Cake by Louis Sachar. Was that really
a flying saucer Marvin saw? And who is this new kid, Joe Normal, who
If you like books about space adventures and the solar system, here are some titles that might appeal to you:
The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet by Eleanor Cameron
Stowaway to the Mushroom Planet by Eleanor Cameron
On their second flight to the planet of Basidium, two boys find that they have a would-be scientist as a stowaway. Sequel to The wonderful
flight to the Mushroom Planet.
Jason and the Aliens Down the Street by Gery Greer