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Subject: Can anyone recommend books that are like the Lemony Snicket books?
Date Posted: 2/10/2009 1:29 PM ET
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My nephew loves these books and I would like to get him something that is similar.

Theresa

Date Posted: 2/10/2009 3:23 PM ET
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Maybe the "The Chronicels of Narnia" By C. S. Lewis. I love them and there are only seven books. I hope that helps.

Erin 

Date Posted: 2/10/2009 4:46 PM ET
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If you're looking for that semi-creepy, kids-against-the-world type tone, my suggestions would be Coraline by Neil Gaiman and anything by Roald Dahl.  If he hasn't read any Roald Dahl my personal ranking is: Matilda, The Witches, James &The Giant Peach, the BFG (and of course there's a ton of shorter books too).

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 4:59 PM ET
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There is a new series called 39 Clues, loads of kids that enjoyed Snickett books are reading these.  Its mystery, clue solving with a brother and sister who travel the world trying to avoid their cousins who are trying to kill them and solve the 39 clues. So far two books have been released with the 3rd in march.

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 8:04 PM ET
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Pam, do you know who the author is for 39 clues?

Theresa

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 8:56 AM ET
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There's another series - Eddie Dickens, I believe - that seemed very similar.  I think the first book was "A House Called Awful End".  They're written by Philip Ardagh.

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 9:04 AM ET
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Here is the link to Fantastic fiction about the 39 Clues books. Each of the books is written by a different author.  I have just heard about these also and will try them out as my son is just about finished with the last of the Lemony Snicket books. 

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/series/39-clues/

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 9:13 AM ET
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Three other series that my son will be trying are  The Remarkable Adventures of Tom Scatterhorn,  The Mysterious Benedict Society  and Artemis Fowl series.  All three of which his librarian at school say are somewhat like the Lemony Snicket books. 



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Date Posted: 2/12/2009 2:07 PM ET
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The Hiccup Horrendous Haddock books by Cressida Cowell are fun. There are five books in the series (I think) and the first one is called "How to be a Pirate".
Date Posted: 2/27/2009 1:29 AM ET
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The Landon Snow books by RK Mortenson

Subject: Charlie Bones
Date Posted: 2/27/2009 10:19 AM ET
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Not sure if this series was mentioned already or not.  My daugher loves the Lemony Snicket books.......she is currently reading the second one in the Charlie Bones series by Jenny Nimmo......I have the first book as unpostable with an order from my bookshelf if you are interested....just PM me.....good luck!~

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 12:36 PM ET
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Anything by Ellen Raskin, too.  I still read The Westing Game and The Tattooed Potato and Other Clues every couple of years. 

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 1:18 PM ET
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