Hotel Bemelmans

10 best books like Hotel Bemelmans (Ludwig Bemelmans): Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise, Bunnicula, The Hundred Dresses, The Murder Room, The Rum Diary, The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones, Dumb Witness, Fourth Grade Rats, The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child, Dumpling Days

Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
AuthorRuth Reichl
ISBN0143036610
Ruth Reichl, world-renowned food critic and editor in chief of Gourmet magazine, knows a thing or two about food. She also knows that as the most important food critic in the country, you need to be anonymous when reviewing some of the most high-profile establishments in the biggest restaurant town...
Bunnicula
AuthorJames Howe
ISBN1416928170
(This review is from 2004.)

Since it’s Halloween, I thought I’d talk about something frightening: Bunnies. Vampire bunnies. Ninja vampire bunnies. Okay, so, maybe not that ninja part. But definitely vampire bunnies—one in particular.

So, my roommate (Mr. “I’m not...
The Hundred Dresses
AuthorEleanor Estes
ISBN0152052607
Eleanor Estes’s The Hundred Dresses won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since. At the heart of the story is Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred...
The Murder Room
AuthorP.D. James
ISBN1400076099
Commander Adam Dalgliesh returns to find himself enmeshed in a terrifying story of passion and mystery -- and in love.

Commander Adam Dalgliesh, P. D. James's formidable and fascinating detective, returns to find himself enmeshed in a terrifying story of passion and mystery -- and in love.

The...
The Rum Diary
AuthorHunter S. Thompson
ISBN0684856476
Alternate Cover Edition can be found here.


Made into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary—a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book—is Hunter S. Thompson’s brilliant love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent lust in the Caribbean.

Begun...
The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
AuthorAnthony Bourdain
ISBN1582344515
New York Times Bestseller

The good, the bad, and the ugly, served up Bourdain-style.

Bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain has never been one to pull punches. In The Nasty Bits, he serves up a well-seasoned hellbroth of candid, often outrageous stories from...
Dumb Witness
AuthorAgatha Christie
ISBN0007120796
An elderly spinster has been poisoned in her country home. Everyone blamed Emily’s accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her. On April 17th she wrote her suspicions...
Fourth Grade Rats
AuthorJerry Spinelli
ISBN0590442449
A fast, fun, friendship read from the Newbery-award winning author of Maniac Magee.

Fourth graders are tough. They aren't afraid of spiders. They say no to their moms. They push first graders off the swings. And they never, ever cry.
Suds knows that now that he's in fourth grade, he's supposed...
The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child
AuthorDonalyn Miller
ISBN0470372273
Known for her popular blog, "The Book Whisperer," Donalyn Miller is a dedicated teacher who says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. Her approach, however, is not conventional. Miller dispenses with the more traditional reading instruction of book reports and comprehension...
Dumpling Days
AuthorGrace Lin
ISBN0316125903
There was no day that dumplings couldn't make better.

Pacy is back! The beloved heroine of The Year of the Dog and The Year of the Rat has returned in a brand new story. This summer, Pacy's family is going to Taiwan for an entire month to visit family and prepare for their grandmother's 60th birthday...
The Far Side of the World
AuthorPatrick O'Brian
ISBN0393308626
The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Disaster in various...
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