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Matilda

Dahl, Roald
Saw the movie the other night, thought I better read the book! Good story of very smart little girl.

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Welcome to borstal (pg. 102) -- An informal term for a British youth correctional facility.

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9/2012

The Mildenhall Treasure

Dahl, Roald
Story of the discovery of a hoard of Roman silver by a fellow plowing a field, and more interestingly, how he didn't profit much from it.

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9/2013

Hard Road

Damato, Barbara
Murder at the Oz Festival in Chicago. There should be an apostrophe between the D and the A in the last name.

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5/2005

The Longitude Prize

Dash, Joan
Biography of John Harrison who built an extraordinary clock accurate enough to calculate the longitude of a ship at sea. Interesting story.

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5/2015

The Death Cure

Dashner, James
Well, things don't quite end up as planned, but there ya go. I hear there's a prequel?

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10/2012

The Kill Order

Dashner, James
A prequel to the Maze Runner series. Too much killing just made me glaze over in the last twenty pages.

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10/2012

The Maze Runner

Dashner, James
Thomas wakes up in an decrepit elevator to a strange place where boys try to solve a maze, hoping to escape. Volume one of the series.

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10/2012

The Scorch Trials

Dashner, James
Second book in the series. Thomas and the boys (and girls) have to cross The Scorch, after which they are promised a cure for The Flare. The cake is a lie, my friends.

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10/2012

A wolf at the door and other retold fairy tales

Datlow, Ellen
Thirteen fairy tales retold by authors I've actually heard of. Very good. I esspecially liked the girl who recommended learning how to use the card catalog for research as fairy godfathers were sometimes rather undependable.

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2/2007

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11/2008

Before The Cradle Falls

David, James F.
Thriller with time-travel. Mostly thriller. Author pushes buttons of feelings towards helpless children. Pretty good story.

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5/2003

Cereal Murders

Davidson, Diane Mott
Goldie Bear deals with problems at her son's prep school.

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12/2001

Killer Pancake

Davidson, Diane Mott
Data missing.

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11/2001

Sticks & Scones

Davidson, Diane Mott
Goldie goes to Hyde's castle to cater her son's fencing team's banquet. Reaed 12/2001

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12/2001

Tough Cookie

Davidson, Diane Mott
Goldy's on PBS with her own cooking show!

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10/2001

The Lemonade war

Davies, Jacqueline
Jessie and her older brother Evan enter into a war of lemonade stands at the ending of summer. I felt so sorry for little Jessie and her bewilderment at how cruel some of her classmates were to her. A great little book.

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12/2009

Open Your Eyes

Davis, Jill, editor
Ten stories (non-fiction) by authors of children's books telling how travel affected their lives. Very good.

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5/2004

A body in the bath house

Davis, Lindsey
Falco travels to Britain with an entourage to see what is causing problems at a palace construction site. Very good.

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1/2006

The Silver Pigs

Davis, Lindsey
Falco, a P.I. in ancient Rome, tracks down the killers of a young girl and stealers of silver ingots.

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1/2006

It's In Her Kiss

Dean, Elizabeth
Novel about a Lesbian tv network. One would have thought more interesting... Too boring. Quit 8/2003

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A Maiden's Grave

Deaver, Jeffrey
Pretty well done story of deaf schoolgirls kidnapped by escaped prison inmates and the hostage negotiator trying to save them. Or not. Lots of action!

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2/2016
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[Dahl- Deaver] [Del Rey- Dixon] [Doctorow- Dozois] [Dozois- Durham] 

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