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Dangerous Planet

By: Bryn Barnard
illustrated by: the author

Did a meteorite wipe out the dinosaurs and allow for human evolution? Did an earthquake usher in the rise of Greek civilization? Did a snowstorm help create the New York subway? The answer to all these...

Dark Water

By: Laura McNeal

A National Book Award FinalistA Kirkus Reviews Best Books for TeensFifteen-year-old Pearl DeWitt lives in Fallbrook, California, where it's sunny 340 days of the year, and where her uncle owns a grove...

DarkIsle

By: D. A. Nelson

IT’S A MAGICAL world if you know where to look. . . .For 10-year-old Morag, that magical world is no farther than the cellar of her cruel foster parents’ home. That’s where she’s...


Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

By: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

A whirlwind romance from the New York Times bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist!   “I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the...

Daughter of Venice

By: Donna Jo Napoli

In 1592, Donata is a noble girl living in a palazzo on the Grand Canal. Girls of her class receive no education and rarely leave the palazzo. In a noble family, only one daughter and one son will be allowed...

Daughter of Xanadu

By: Dori Jones Yang

Athletic and strong willed, Princess Emmajin's determined to do what no woman has done before: become a warrior in the army of her grandfather, the Great Khan Khubilai. In the Mongol world the only way...


Days of Little Texas

By: R.A. Nelson

A ghostly love story from the author of Teach Me.Welcome, all ye faithful—and otherwise—to a ghost story, a romance, and a reckoning unlike anything you’ve read before. Acclaimed YA author...

Dead River

By: Cyn Balog

My friends and I are spending prom weekend at a remote wooded cabin on the Dead. The Dead River. I thought it was going to be just us.I was wrong. Nothing is what it seems in this creepy paranormal...


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The Daring Adventures of Penhaligon Brush

By: Sally Jones Rogan
illustrated by: Christian Slade

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The Dead Gentleman

By: Matthew Cody

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Welcome to the world of the Explorer’s Society.  A secret, determined group of scholars and explorers whose main goal is to search out those secret portals in the world which...

Dear Levi and Dear Austin

By: Elvira Woodruff

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Dear Levi

and
Dear Austin
Elvira Woodruff
Grades 5-8
Elvira Woodruff details the rich history of two important periods in American history as she captures...


Dear Malala, We Stand with You Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Rosemary McCarney
Guide Prepared by: Kathleen Odean, a former school librarian and chair of the 2002 Newbery Award Committee

An inspiring letter to Malala Yousafzai, winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, that is both a show of support and a call to action for girls around the world.
 
Malala became the youngest...

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Death by Toilet Paper Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Donna Gephart

Fans of How to Survive Middle School will welcome the adventures of a contest-crazed seventh grader who uses his wits and way with words in hopes of winning a big cash prize to help his family avoid eviction.
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The Death of Yorik Mortwell

By: Stephen Messer
illustrated by: Gris Grimly

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In life, orphaned Yorik was a poor servant and in death he finds himself being ordered around by the Princess of the Aviary Glade. She commands him to haunt the Estate like ghosts...


Dia de los Ninos / Dia de los Libros

By: Pat Mora
illustrated by: Raul Colon

A Common Core Exemplar Text by an award-winning author-illustrator team

Tomás is a son of migrant workers. Every summer he and his family follow the crops north from Texas to Iowa, spending...

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Discovering Family Stories and Histories


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Doglands

By: Tim Willocks

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Every mother wants her children’s lives to be better, and Keeva was no different. If they could escape the slave owners, forced labor and frequent abuse, she wanted them to...


Dragon Keepers #1: The Dragon in the Sock Drawer

By: Kate Klimo
illustrated by: John Shroades

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Dragon Keepers #4: The Dragon in the Volcano

By: Kate Klimo
illustrated by: John Shroades

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The fourth book in the Dragon Keepers series could cost Emmy, Daisy, and Jesse their lives—or, at the very, least permanent bodily damage.  Emmy leaves the cramped garage where she lives...

Dragon Keepers #5: The Dragon in the Sea

By: Kate Klimo
illustrated by: John Shroades

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Dragon Keepers Jesse and Daisy have the underwater adventure of their lives when they find a Thunder Egg only to have it stolen from them by an evil mer-mage and a sea kelpie.  Jesse and...


Dust Devil

By: Anne Isaacs
illustrated by: Paul O. Zelinsky

Here is the thrilling, thigh-slapping companion to Swamp Angel, the beloved Caldecott Honor–winning picture book.

Swamp Angel has a reputation as the greatest woodswoman and wildest wildcat...

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