Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Favorite Read-alikes

The Children's Librarians are always here to help your kids find similar titles to your child's favorite book.

The Floods #1: Good Neighbors by Colin Thompson
Similar to: Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series by Jim Benton
Summary: A family of wizards and witches living next to an ordinary neighborhood in an ordinary town decides that they have had enough of the noisy family living next door and makes them disappear.

The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman
Similar to: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Summary: Twelve year old Gil Goodson competes against thousands of other children at extrodinary puzzles, stunts, and more in hopes of a fresh start for his family, which has been ostracized since his father was falsely accused of embezzling from Golly Toy and Game Company.

Fairy Realm Series by Emily Rodda
Similar to: Rainbow Fairies by Daisy Meadows
Summary: When Jessie searches for her ill grandmother's missing charm bracelet, she is led to a magical world and finds she has a reason and a right to be there.

Chocolate Covered Ants by Stephen Manes

Similar to: How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
Summary: Max and his little brother Adam make a bet about eating chocolate-covered ants.

Another Reminder: The first day to turn in your Summer Reading forms is Friday, August 1st to claim your free pizza and book.

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