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Have you forgotten the name of a book you once read? This group is here to help you find it again.

Start your book search by clicking on the Post a new topic option and...

(1) Enter a helpful Subject line that includes a genre and a clue.

Long subject lines are cut off, so it's wise to keep to keywords. For example:

YA Ghost story
SciFI Boy lost in space
Mystery set in Iceland
Poem about a woman's garden
Children's series about circus children

Many members of this group only open topics we think we can help with, so your subject line is important for getting the right people to read your post — the ones who probably know your book!

Words like 'Help' or 'Find this book' or 'Search' are not helpful in a subject line and should be avoided.
(2) Enter all the book detail you remember in the Message block.
This is your place to put detailed information that could help to identify your book. This may be information like:

Fiction or nonfiction
Plot
When you think it was written or when you read it (10 years ago; about 1970...)
Book's intended audience
Anything else you remember about the title, author, illustrations, cover, characters, setting, binding, or size of book

It's easier for members to read your message if you use standard spelling, capitalization, and punctuation, along with breaking longer sections into paragraphs.
(3) Check back for responses!
Members post their suggestions directly to your topic (so no e-mail addresses, please). Some books are found quickly, while others are found after time and discussion of similar books.

If your query is not solved in a few days, please feel free to comment on your own topic in order to bump it back to the top of the list. And please, we'd love to hear back from you on whether or not we've found your book, especially when we want to read it too!
Visit the group's WikiThing page for more suggestions for finding your book and for a list of Frequently Sought Stories.

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War story for primary school children 13bookel, Today 4:42pmignore
YA/teen fiction about 1960s English girl with difficult relationship with her mother 3weener, Today 3:37pmignore
Picture book, future archaeologists guess about modern life 5rastaphrog, Yesterday 10:45pmignore
Children's picture book grandma takes piano to beach 3rarm, Yesterday 7:56pmignore
Criminals sentenced to death but don't know when 4JolieLouise, Thursday 5:26pmignore
Regency Romance, Hero secretly illegitimate, Heroine's family has active role, part of series, siste 5MyriadBooks, Thursday 12:00pmignore
investigator in 1900's london solves monster mystery while younger man in the present day follows in 2polk23, Thursday 7:55amignore
Ya fiction from 70s or 80s jane falls in love with popular boy Johnny 4SylviaC, Wednesday 9:40pmignore
Organic chem projects mid 1960's 1pschoessow, Wednesday 4:21pmignore
twin poses as sister to fool her fiances brother so they can marry without his interference 6MyriadBooks, Wednesday 8:49amignore
Fictional Book with Two women who get accepted into a top secret army group 5Pears, Wednesday 12:10amignore
Asterix and Cleopatra activity book, 80s 7GerardDCruz, Monday 10:56pmignore
Play involving an isolated cabin in winter 2sparemethecensor, Monday 10:32pmignore
Read in 1997 Madeline accused witchcraft pirate Henry shipwreck port-au-prince capture sentenced to 1Songofecho, Monday 8:54pmignore
WWI/WWII young boy helps german soldier 8foggidawn, Monday 6:26pmignore
m/m book published after 2010, angst, gets tossed out of home 3erica.1619.lane, Monday 5:49pmignore
Children's Fantasy: brother & sister have same dream each night, increasingly harder & bigger, like 8indybr12, Sunday 11:26amignore
Children's book? Boy turned into Troll (or some other monster) 5nohm, Sunday 11:19amignore
P G Wodehouse-poignant 5yoyogod, Sunday 10:21amignore
YA ghost/haunting book from possibly the late 90s/early 2000s 17JoLynnsbooks, Saturday 8:08pmignore
YA book about a boy left alone on his farm 3wildbio, Saturday 12:10pmignore
YA Ghost novel, late 90s, early 2000s 11bookel, Saturday 5:45amignore
MG-YA ghost/haunting book from probably the late 90s? 20bookel, Saturday 5:37amignore
YA Fiction / Middle-Eastern (maybe?) girl rides white horse at night. 16MyriadBooks, April 11ignore
Forgot the title, remember some things about the book 2MerryMary, April 10ignore
Picture Book -- Creeping across the rooftops 5diana.n, April 10ignore
romance novel forgot title 2jjmcgaffey, April 10ignore
1980's fiction, Maine 7madannmeadow, April 9ignore
Historical Romance-Heroine is heiress run away from her wedding-dressed as boy-kill a man-giantess 5MyriadBooks, April 9ignore
Fantasy/Horror Short Stories from hell 2DemetriosX, April 9ignore
scifi book about birdlike aliens 13fuzzi, April 8ignore
Romance novel; a perfume set is all that's left when her house burns down. . . . 7samaxamom, April 8ignore
YA or children's book about living dolls in a doll house. 12EmScape, April 8ignore
70s-80s fairy tales, tale of 3 oranges 18RowanTribe, April 8ignore
lost romance book 1u27D, April 7ignore
Children's picture book - museum of inventions 3Foretopman, April 7ignore
Historical Romance - Heroine is bookworm - book thrown in water by other children - older teenage he 3aerogirl839, April 7ignore
historical romance. Queen King Murdered. Princess leaves on ship and prince thought dead 2bluesalamanders, April 6ignore
children's book about teddy bears 2indybr12, April 6ignore
Children's book re: Japanese doll 17artgirl64, April 6ignore
Espionage THRILLER cold war 1BillyDumont, April 4ignore
Short Story from the 1960s - Gourmand Scours Paris 2diana.n, April 3ignore
Old ghost story book 2Petroglyph, April 3ignore
Young Adult: horses, female protagonist 5bookel, April 3ignore
Picture book about giant, pumpkin headed monster 11MyriadBooks, April 3ignore
Novel, Jewish family, female narrator working for her therapist. 6indybr12, April 2ignore
Children's book; about a witch's life 67LeeAnn725, April 2ignore
YA novel, time travel through standing stones, Druids 4Timelapse, April 1ignore
scifi book, old, possibly named "Top Cat" 10RafiCat, April 1ignore
Historical romance 7pamg2, April 1ignore
90's teen/YA novel girl is assigned a self-portrait but only draws half because she feels half a per 1jhurle00, March 31ignore
Dystopian novel 3 characters with the same name 1Ben.Caesar, March 31ignore
80's historical romance-bodice ripper 7MyriadBooks, March 31ignore
Man with brain damage or mental disability takes care of a female friends kid because she goes to re 2rudyinstl, March 30ignore
Something about footsteps in snow/"literary" fiction 12sparemethecensor, March 30ignore
I cant find this book that I really want to read again. 2zjakkelien, March 30ignore
Romance involving a fake marriage 1tajanae1, March 30ignore
American Revolution Spies Masked Lady 1opalfaery, March 30ignore
Hist. Romance younger sis marries older sis' widower 2ruzza, March 29ignore
Teen historical detective novel--art nouveau Paris 5dairyprincess, March 29ignore
Fiction, historical romance 3konallis, March 29ignore
finding a writer 4jjmcgaffey, March 29ignore
2 YA mysteries/thrillers: 1. group of friends trapped in (maybe) haunted house 2. backpacker serial 4dairyprincess, March 29ignore
Teen can see fourth primary color 5upinthestacks, March 28ignore
Older romance novel type book 3jjmcgaffey, March 28ignore
Set in British Columbia about a Leper Colony 5diana.n, March 28ignore
Fantasy, quest?, escape on underground river by raft 25Peace2, March 28ignore
Book about a changeling or fairy baby. 1tracy1957, March 28ignore
Set in British Columbia - Ghost Marine Pilot 1Barada, March 28ignore
looking for a book :) 6MyriadBooks, March 28ignore
Mystery with Unknowing Incest Relationship 9MyriadBooks, March 28ignore
Help!! i can't remember the name of this book!! 5lilithcat, March 27ignore
YA every adult over a certain age dies and the kids run the city 22RafiCat, March 27ignore
Children's Book, Stuffed Bear or Rabbit, Missing Button Eye... 16RafiCat, March 27ignore
Children's picture book bird want to be beautiful 10bookel, March 27ignore
YA Book 1980's girl time travels to civil war era 8dairyprincess, March 27ignore
Children's book--boy goes into city to have lunch at a special hotel/restaurant 4astuo, March 27ignore
Childrens' book-A family moves to a cottage by a brook. 8Sakerfalcon, March 27ignore
lady trying to adopt a russian child 1becky1983, March 26ignore
Contemporary Romance 2rarm, March 26ignore
Fiction Man Imprisoned in Library 6LucindaLibri, March 26ignore
WWII novel of intersecting lives of young people 2hailelib, March 25ignore
Lots of kids, lots of dogs, some baddies and money hidden inside a toy horse. 7thorold, March 25ignore
YA - Summer camp run aways/ first love 3elissapearl, March 25ignore
Pre-1980's book about a girl named Miranda 3LeslieSanchez, March 24ignore
CHILDRENS, boy flies to mountains, impassable desert, dragons or dinosaurs 7RowanTribe, March 24ignore
80s/90s teen romance main character named Frannie(y)/Frances 3krystal.woods, March 24ignore
Children's fiction from the 90s 1laddington, March 23ignore
History Romance (possibly publishes) mid-late 1990's 1AzulEyesSkier, March 23ignore
Childrens' book about a doll house 4Amberfly, March 23ignore
YA, group of girls, rich girl who had latest clothes from France 8LeeAnn725, March 23ignore
A book about a music student who is accused of murdering the man she loved. 1Midnight_, March 23ignore
romance series 1shanshan79, March 23ignore
Talk search: Historical romance girl escapes as a boy from arranged marriage To be found by two teen 2fyrefly98, March 21ignore
Identifying a Japanese Book 6razzamajazz, March 20ignore
Non fiction book about North American fish populations historical fluctuations. 4diana.n, March 20ignore
Forgotten Highland romance 3MerryMary, March 20ignore
historical romance 1annie2180, March 20ignore
80s book about chubby kid who is a loner has a seashell and can hit the hell out of a softball 3robthgreat, March 20ignore
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