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Breath

Napoli, Donna Jo
A retelling of the Pied Piper of Hamlen. Salz is a young boy with a chronic coughing disease. The town's animal are losing limbs, and so are the people. And then they die. The plague of rats is blamed, and the piper is called. A very dark story. The author's postscript reveals the true cause of the disease, and also what Salz is afflicted with.

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9/2010

On Guard

Napoli, Donna Jo
Fourth-grade Mikey decides to take fencing lessons.

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1/2012

It's Like This, Cat

Neville, Emily Cheney
David lives in New York City with his asthmatic mother and sometimes overbearing lawyer father. He gets Cat from the cat-lady neighbor, meets a girl, a burglar (of sorts, not really), and has fights with his friend. Interesting look at the neighborhoods of New York. A gentle book. Newbery Medal winner in 1963.

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3/2011

The Eight

Neville, Katherine
Adventure involving chess, historical figures, and ancient mysteries. Sort of DaVinci Code-like.

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6/2006

The Lost Art Of Walking

Nicholson, Geoff
The author's observations on walking, and walkers, through history, plus a bit on his own perambulations.

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4/2010

Firesong

Nicholson, William
Book three of the Wind On Fire trilogy. In not a few places during this trilogy I have wept a bit as I read. I guess that means it pretty good.

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5/2014

Slaves Of The Mastery

Nicholson, William
Book Two in the Wind On Fire trilogy. Bowman, Kestrel, and Mumpo precipitate great events in The Mastery, and Mist may or may not have learned to fly.

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5/2014

The Wind Singer

Nicholson, William
Book One in the Wind On Fire trilogy. Twins Bowman and Kestrel, and hanger-on Mumpo try to save their city from the dreaded army of Zars. Among other tasks. Good story, moves right along, and I'm working on volume two now.

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4/2014

Charlie Bone and the Beast

Nimmo, Jenny
Charlie apparently located his father, FINALLY, in book five, which I haven't read yet, as the public library deigns to have it available. This is book six. Asa has disappeared, Charlie gets a hot kettle, finds a sacred sword hilt, and there's a boy who smells like fish.

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1/2008

Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors

Nimmo, Jenny
Charlie helps out Billy with the parent-thing, but it STILL isn't resolved, and neither is Charlie's!

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1/2008

Charlie Bone and the Hidden King

Nimmo, Jenny
Charlie FINALLY has the answer to, and resolves, you-know-what, in this, the fifth book in the series.

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"Wow!" Charlie's mouth dropped open. "Am I stupid, or what?" (pg. 205)

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1/2008

Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy

Nimmo, Jenny
I didn't read Book Two yet, but in this, Book Three, Charlie STILL hasn't figured out the obvious, that it, who his father is, but he DOES help invisible Ollie find his way back normalcy, and HIS family, so all in all, a good job.

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1/2008

Charlie Bone And The Shadow

Nimmo, Jenny
Book seven, and we are not anywhere near finished here. Charlie travels to Badlock several times. The Pet's Cafe is closed down temporarily, and the storm boy is thought to be drowned. And Charlie's parents are off sailing, somewhere.

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6/2009

Charlie Bone and the Time Twister

Nimmo, Jenny
Charlie's cousin from the past appears via a magic marble.

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1/2008

Midnight For Charlie Bone

Nimmo, Jenny
First in the Children Of The Red King series. Charlie is sent off to the mostly awful Bloor Academy and restores a girl who is memory is clouded. I feel like shouting, "Charlie, the quiet and confused piano teacher is probably your missing father!!!" Charlie hasn't figured it out by the end of book one, maybe he will get a clue, in book two. Hey, it rhymes!

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12/2007

Convergent Series

Niven, Larry
21 short science fiction stories. Some good ones here.

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2/2003

Ringworld

Niven, Larry
Louis Wu visit a world in the shape of a...GIANT RING!!!

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9/1998

Ringworld Throne

Niven, Larry
Third book in the Ringworld series. Ok, Ok, so I read the series before! That doesn't mean I can't read a book again!

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9/1998

The Ringworld Engineers

Niven, Larry
I read this before, serialized in Galileo magazine, way back in the late 70s. Found the magazines in my garage, read it again.

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10/2018

The Man-Kzin Wars

Niven, Larry. Poul Anderson and Dean Ing
Three stories that are prequels to Ringworld.

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9/1998
20 books displayed
[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Balliett] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barr] [Barr- Barrows] [Barry- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie, editor] [Beck- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Bosch] [Bosch- Brillant] [Brin- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chainani- Clancy] [Clancy- Coben] [Coben- Colfer] [Colfer- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Creech] [Creech- Crusie] [Crusie- Cussler] [Cussler- Davies] [Davis- Dilloway] [Dilloway- Dorsey] [Dowd- Dunning] [DuPrau- Elkins] [Ellms- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Finnin] [Fisher Smith- Fleischman] [Fleischman- Foster] [Foster- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Freedman] [Freedman- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Geist] [George- Gonzalez] [Gores- Granger] [Granger- Greenbaum] [Greenberg- Grimes] [Grimes- Haddix] [Haddix- Hale] [Hall- Hallinan] [Hallinan- Hautman] [Hautman- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herman] [Herrera- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Highsmith] [Hillerman- Hobbs] [Hobbs- Howe] [Hudgens- Jackson] [Jacobs- Jones] [Jones- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kerasote] [Key- King-Smith] [King-Smith- Konigsburg] [Konrath- Lahiri] [Lampman- Lawrence] [Lawrence- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lewis- Lott] [Louv- Lutz] [Lutz- Maguire] [Maguire- Martin] [Martin- Massey] [Matas- McCall Smith] [McCall Smith- McCrumb] [McCrumb- Meluch] [Meluch- Monninger] [Montgomery- Morris] [Morrison- Nance] [Napoli- Niven] [Northcutt- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Connor] [O'Dell- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patron] [Patterson- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Penny] [Perez-Reverte- Pinkwater] [Platt- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pullman] [Pullman- Readers Digest] [Readers Digest- Rich] [Richardson- Robinson] [Robinson- Rowling] [Rowling- Ryan] [Rylant- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scieszka] [Scieszka- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Sheinkin] [Shelton- Skloot] [Sleator- Sontag] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stephenson] [Stern- Stroud] [Stroud- Tappy] [Tappyly- Trevino] [Trevor- Urrea] [Ursu- Vande Velde] [Vande Velde- Wambaugh] [Wasdin- Westlake] [Westlake- Weyn] [Whelan- Wodehouse] [Wodehouse- Yolen] [Zahn- Zusak] 

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