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Giveaway: National Geographic Prize Pack (US Only)

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Excited about Shark Week? Ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing? Want to avoid summer "Brain Drain"?!   Check out this giveaway for middle grade STEAM titles from National Geographic Kids!   National Geographic Prize Pack (US Only)   Authors: Anita Silvey David Aguilar Sarah Wassner Flynn Jessica...
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John
"What do you do to stop Summer "Brain Drain"?" Work! Agonizing, relentless toil!
Friday, 14 June 2019 16:30
Emily
I read more!
Monday, 17 June 2019 14:08
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Indie Superstars with Michelle MacQueen & Ann Maree Craven + Giveaway (US Only)

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Welcome to YA Books Central's "Indie Superstars" column. This event will spotlight the best and brightest of the indie community. You don’t want to miss out on these talented authors This week, staff reviewer, Caitlin Haines is interviewing Michelle MacQueen & Ann Maree Craven, authors of "The F Word" Releasing June 13, 2019    Welcome to...
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Giveaway: MASTERS OF MISCHIEF (The Misadventures of Max Crumbly #3) Prize Pack ~U.S. Only

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Simon & Schuster is partnering with YA Books Central for this giveaway!   Masters of Mischief (The Misadventures of Max Crumbly #3) Prize Pack ~US Only by: Rachel Ren ée Russell Release Date: June 4, 2019 Publisher: Simon & Schuster   About the Book: Max Crumbly is BACK! From #1 New...
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Dianna G.
This series would be a big hit with my students! My superpower is getting kids to read books. ... Read More
Friday, 07 June 2019 23:02
Natalie
My hero has always been my mom because she is an incredibly strong, loving and loyal woman! She is also a cancer survivor and mara... Read More
Sunday, 09 June 2019 15:53
Victoria Scott
My sister is my hero! She balances motherhood like a boss!
Thursday, 13 June 2019 13:01
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Margaret Rogerson (Sorcery Of Thorns), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!       Introducing Margaret Rogerson , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Margaret Rogerson has some of the most beautiful covers ever. I remember absolutely loving the cover for An Enchantment of Ravens ... Read More
Tuesday, 04 June 2019 21:49
ariana pham
The article is exceptionally good and straightforward. This is precisely what I require. fnaf... Read More
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 23:04
Agustina Gonzalez
The cover is beautiful and the story looks interesting
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 17:53
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Author Chat with Kathy Kimbray (A Shifting Of Stars), Plus Giveaway! ~ (INT)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Kathy Kimbray author of A Shifting Of Stars.  Read on for more about Kathy, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Kathy Kimbray ! Kathy Kimbray is a YA author from Australia.​ After graduating from the University of Technology, Sydney,...
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Tiffany Engler
I love this cover and I absolutely love what this book is about. Can't wait to read it!!
Saturday, 01 June 2019 15:13
Jessica Chillcott
Sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read this book
Monday, 03 June 2019 09:35
Irma Jurejevčič
I am in love with this cover and the synopsis sounds so good that I've already 1-clicked this book. I'm so excited to read it. *fi... Read More
Saturday, 08 June 2019 05:14
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Spotlight on Before The Broken Star (Emily R King), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Before The Broken Star by Emily R King.  Read on for more about Emily and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Emily R King!   Emily R. King is a writer of fantasy and the author of the Hundredth Queen...
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John
I love penal colonies on cursed isles! This will be great!
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 22:28
peter
http://techthatmatter.com/gta-3-apk-download GTA 3 Apk for Android is one the most popular games one can list, the Grand Theft Au... Read More
Thursday, 30 May 2019 08:15
Hannah
This synopsis sounds great!
Sunday, 16 June 2019 17:58
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Giveaway: LUCKY, Dorian Gray Novels Book 1

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Lucky, Dorian Gray Novels Book 1 (US Only) by: F.E. Bradley Release Date: March 2019 Publisher: Bradley   About the Book: Would you want to live if you had no other choice? At 18 years old, Ellie Rose has just started college and is still living on her parent's farm to...
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Emily
Dorian Gray has always had a special place in my heart! ❤️❤️
Friday, 24 May 2019 09:51
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is okay. The synopsis sounds suspenseful.
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 10:08
Kate Merolla
Ok so the timing of this book is kind of crazy for me, because I’ve recently been revisiting interpretations of The Picture of Dor... Read More
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 07:03
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Giveaway: CLYDE Prize Pack (US Only)

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Clyde (US Only) Written and Illustrated by: Jim Benton Release Date: April 9, 2019 Publisher: Yoe! Books/IDW Publishing   About the Book: When Clyde the bear decides to ditch his safe and peaceful life in Cubville and head off for the mean streets of Grizzly City he learns, with the help...
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Zachary Snyder
Entered! Hope I win! The book sounds interesting, hope I win a copy so I can read it!
Monday, 20 May 2019 14:27
John
What fun cartoons! I look forward to reading this!
Monday, 20 May 2019 19:23
Emily
Clyde looks amazing!!!
Friday, 24 May 2019 09:48
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Emily R King (Before The Broken Star), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!       Introducing Emily R King , YABC's Author of the...
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John
Thank goodness the sharks didn't distract the author from her writing!
Monday, 20 May 2019 19:22
Stephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer
I still love how the original title was too "horror"
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 07:41
Lily M.
Just love the colors on this book, so bright ? can't wait to check this book out ?
Thursday, 30 May 2019 04:12
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Giveaway: BABY SCIENTIST Books (US Only)

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Baby Scientist: Oceanographer  and  Baby Scie ntist: Astronaut (US Only) Author: Laura Gehl Illustrator: Daniel Wiseman Release Date : May 2019 Publisher: HarperFestival/HarperCollins   About the Books: Baby Scientist: Oceanographer & Baby Scientist: Astronaut are the first books in a series that makes science jobs fun and accessible for preschoolers –...
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Maggie
What a cute way to get toddlers interested in different science jobs!
Thursday, 23 May 2019 12:23
Jana Leah
These look adorable & I know my nephew will enjoy them.
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 15:14
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is fun and bright. The synopsis promises a fun way to learn while reading.
Sunday, 09 June 2019 08:29
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