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Celebrating National Dog Day with Richard Torrey!

Celebrating National Dog Day with Richard Torrey!


TOO COOL TO BRAG. TORREY’S MY DOG, BOB, INTRODUCES KIDS TO A DIFFERENT WAY TO BE GREAT Raab Associates   Quiet dignity is vastly underrated, but it’s a quality shared by those who are truly fortunate to have learned one of the best kept secrets of self-esteem -- that true success...
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Author Trisha Leigh's TOP 5 OTPs

Author Trisha Leigh's TOP 5 OTPs
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Today we welcome Trisha Leigh, author of RETURN ONCE MORE, to the blog to share with us her top 5 OTPs!  RETURN ONCE MORE is a book about a teenage girl caught between her responsibility to document the past and her desire to use time travel in order to meet her...
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On the Horizon

On the Horizon
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  DC Comics’ Lois Lane Returns in  Lois Lane: Double Down  from Switch Press  Second Book in the New Young Adult Series by Gwenda Bond   MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (August 24, 2015) – DC Comics’ iconic character Lois Lane will be back for more in  Lois Lane: Double Down , the second...
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What's New in YA--August 25, 2015

What's New in YA--August 25, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       Inspired by Victor Hugo’s classic, Les Miserables , A Little in Love beautifully conveys the heartbreaking story of street girl Eponine.   Paris, 1832 A girl lies alone in the darkness, clutching a...
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Love Letters to Literature #1

Love Letters to Literature #1
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  Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer   Dear J.K. Rowling,   I suppose the best way to begin this letter would be to say  thank you!  Many readers might say that you changed their lives with the inception of your boy wizard. I'm sure that's true. But...
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CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying. *sniffs*
Monday, 24 August 2015 10:17
Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer
LOVE!! I'm just now reading Order of the Phoenix and wish I had read them sooner! Such an amazing world!
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Letters to the Living

Letters to the Living
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  Contriubted by Joanne Mumley   Our very own Joanne Mumley, interviewed Ava Dellaira, author of Love Letters to the Dead ,  at Comic Con. This wonderful book and Joanne's interview, which you can find below, inspired all of us here at YABC! Don't believe us? Read on to find out...
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What's New in YA--August 18, 2015

What's New in YA--August 18, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     In this imaginative escape into an enthralling new world, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott begins a new trilogy with her debut young adult novel, weaving an epic story of a girl struggling to...
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Author Chat with Muon Van and April Chu

Author Chat with Muon Van and April Chu
  Contributed by Eden Grey, Staff Reviewer    Today, our very own Eden Grey is sharing her interview with author Muon Van and illustrator April Chu. Together they created the book,  In a Village By the Sea .         Muon, what inspired you to write this particular story about...
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The Librarian's Corner--August 17, 2015

The Librarian's Corner--August 17, 2015
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  This month on the Librarian's Corner I'm featuring my favorite choices for Teen Book Clubs! I've chosen 4 books that all kinds of teens will enjoy, and that are ripe with discussion and activity opportunities. If you've run a teen book club, tell us what your book choices are in...
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Author Guest Post--Robert Wright

Author Guest Post--Robert Wright
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  Today we welcome Robert Wright to YABC! Robert's new book,  Witch Way Home , is filled with creatures from myths and stories, and a girl trying to find her way home. This fantastical story is a discovery of friends, foes, and heritage that will leave readers delighted! Robert is sharing a...
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