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Author Chat with Amalie Jahn (The Next To Last Mistake), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Amalie Jahn author of The Next To Last Mistake.  Read on for more about Amalie, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Amalie Jahn ! Amalie Jahn is a USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 8 young adult novels, including...
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Courtney Gendreau
I love the cover and it sounds like a great read!
Sunday, 24 March 2019 13:01
Melanie Bracco
I love the beautiful cover and the synopsis sounds good!
Monday, 25 March 2019 17:02
Emily
I really love this cover and I love any book in my home state of NC
Thursday, 28 March 2019 15:32
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Spotlight on Song For A Whale (Lynne Kelly), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Song For A Whale.  Read on for more about Lynne, an guest post, plus an giveaway!          Meet Lynne Kelly ! Lynne Kelly has always loved reading, but while working as a special education teacher, she fell in love with children's literature all...
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John
This does sound poignant. --And it's too bad we're killing all the whales with global warming, sonar, and poisons/plastics in the... Read More
Monday, 18 March 2019 18:51
Nancy Hernandez
Love a good middle grade story and that cover is very cool.
Saturday, 30 March 2019 23:14
Kylie
I love seeing middle grade books having huge releases. I love this cover and I think it will catch the eyes of most students!... Read More
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:33
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Author Chat with Suzanne Young (Girls With Sharp Sticks), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Suzanne Young author of Girls With Sharp Sticks.  Read on for more about Suzanne, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Suzanne Young ! Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne...
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John
Dark secrets at an academy! This should be fun!
Monday, 18 March 2019 18:48
Dianna G.
This is an amazing cover. Seriously love it! The summary has me wondering what in the world is going on. Definitely want to rea... Read More
Monday, 18 March 2019 20:32
Mia
AH I love this author and this cover is AMAZING. I cannot wait to read what goes on with the girls at school!!
Monday, 25 March 2019 23:24
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Adriana Mather (Killing November), Plus Giveaway!

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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 Adriana Mather,  YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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John
Secretive boarding schools always seem to be full of dread mysteries!
Monday, 18 March 2019 18:46
Dianna G.
This sounds fantastic! I loved How to Hang a Witch. Very much looking forward to seeing more from this author!
Monday, 18 March 2019 20:30
Jacyln
I am so excited for another amazing novel by Adriana Mather! She’s the one author that gets me into historical fiction.
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 20:34
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Giveaway: STARWORLD (US & Canada)

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Starworld (US & Canada) by: Paula Garner and Audrey Coulthurst Release Date: April 16, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press   About the Book: In a novel in two voices, a popular teen and an artistic loner forge an unlikely bond — and create an entire universe — via texts. But how long...
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John
"A popular teen and an artistic loner": gee, I wonder which one of *those* I would have been?!
Saturday, 16 March 2019 17:36
Dianna G.
Wow, this sounds like an alien story for the modern world!
Saturday, 16 March 2019 20:01
Courtney Gendreau
This sounds like a great read!!
Sunday, 24 March 2019 12:48
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Author Chat with Nioucha Homayoonfar (Taking Cover), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Nioucha Homayoonfar author of Taking Cover.  Read on for more about Nioucha, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Nioucha Homayoonfar ! An international citizen from a young age, Nioucha Homayoonfar was born in Brussels to an Iranian father and French mother. She...
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Dianna G.
I love that this is a non-fiction book! Books like this fly off my classroom bookshelves.
Saturday, 16 March 2019 19:56
Kylie
I love the expansion of non fiction! There isn't enough publicity for the non-fiction genre
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:38
Victoria Scott
My daughter would love reading this and I know I would too!
Friday, 05 April 2019 15:59
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Author Chat with Kathi Appelt (Angel Thieves), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Kathi Appelt author of Angel Thieves.  Read on for more about Kathi, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Kathi Appelt ! Kathi Appelt is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, PEN USA Literary Award–winning, and bestselling The...
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Dianna G.
I was surprised by the ocelot in the book summary. That's a new one for me! Lovely cover.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:26
Kristine Hall
The cover is intriguing, but then you read the book description and it's like WHAT?! How could I not want to read this?
Thursday, 14 March 2019 11:38
Kylie
This book is so intriguing! I am looking forward to it greatly!
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:41
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Author Chat with Stephanie Marie Thornton (American Princess), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Stephanie Marie Thornton author of American Princess.  Read on for more about Stephanie, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Stephanie Thornton ! Stephanie Marie Thornton is a high school history teacher and lives in Alaska with her husband and daughter....
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Emily
I love books about presidents kids. This sounds really good.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 14:54
Victoria Scott
When I click the link, it says Rafflecopter is over?
Sunday, 24 March 2019 16:18
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Author Chat with Shivaun Plozza (Tin Heart) , Plus Giveaway ~ (US Only)!

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Today we're excited to chat with Shivaun Plozza, author of Tin Heart .  Read on for more about Shivaun and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet Shivaun Plozza ! Shivaun Plozza has published short fiction, poetry, and essays, and works as an editor. Frankie, her...
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Gina
Sounds good! It's got to be hard writing about something you know, but at the same time, it makes it THAT much more relatable to ... Read More
Monday, 11 March 2019 20:36
John
I keep expecting the book to be about pizza, but heart transplants sound more serious!
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 11:52
Dianna G.
I was so surprised to see this was about a girl who had a heart transplant. Sounds like she's such a normal girl, just wanting a ... Read More
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:24
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Meagan Spooner (Sherwood), Plus Giveaway!

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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 Meagan Spooner,  YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Recent Comments
John
That Guy of Gisborne does sound like a good villain!
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 11:50
Dianna G.
Retellings are fun, and this is bound to be a good one. Love that cover! The colors are so vibrant.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:31
Jen
Her covers are always gorgeous but this one is absolutely breathtaking!
Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:24
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