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The 2012 YABC Choice Awards - Vote for Your Faves!


It's time! The YABC Choice Awards are here! Click here to vote!
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Interview with Victoria Strauss, Author of Passion Blue

Interview with  Victoria Strauss, Author of Passion Blue
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  1. Why did you decide to write a YA historical?   The idea for Passion Blue was suggested to me by an editor who'd read one of my other novels--she said she'd always wanted to read a YA historical novel about astrology.   I originally came up with a double...
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October Giveaway Winners Announced!

October Giveaway Winners Announced!





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The October giveaway winners have been chosen! Congrats, everyone!  Don't forget to enter our November giveaways, going on now:  http://yabookscentral.com/component/content/article/25-info/10186-this-months-giveaways   THE INFECTS by Sean Beaudoin Kayla B. Margaly Amy C. Q.  Alicia M. E.  Andrea D.       CALL THE SHOTS by Don Calame Amber M. April B. Erica...
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Margie Cortina
Ooo, I'm so very excited for SpookyGirl! Thank you so much
Monday, 26 November 2012 15:23
Andrea Diaz
I'm excited for The Infects! I've wanted to read this for a while ... Read More
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 20:44
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Meet Our Editors: Christina Franke

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There are several Editors (staff reviewers) here at YABooksCentral.com, and they all have their own taste in books. While one might give a certain book 5 stars, another might only give it 3. We like that kind of diversity here, because we know every reader is different. Every reader's opinion is...
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1) This is great! 2) I hate meatloaf too! *high fives you* 3) MAKE an event to wear that Calvin Klein ballgown if you have too! ... Read More
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 16:45
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I've just seen this site and want to delve into it further.
Monday, 26 November 2012 18:59
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the NOTEBOOK was depressing. I never finished it
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Live Author Chat with Darynda Jones This Wednesday!


On Wednesday, November 7th, join us back here for a live chat with Darynda Jones, author of DEATH AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR! There will be a trivia contest, as always, with lots of great prizes. Chat starts at 9pm EASTERN. Get your questions ready! <a href="http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=0b55207878" >Live Author Chat with...
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Sounds like fun! I LOVED Death and the Girl Next Door and I adore the lovely Darynda Jones! ... Read More
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 15:49
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I love you Darynda!!!!
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 19:45
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What is the history of your own first name?
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 21:21
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Matched Short Story Contest + Prizes!

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  Hello Traders, Insiders tell us The Rising has been watching and they're impressed with your dedication to their cause. The Archivists, however, still need to proof that you are able to see the true value of the Artifacts we treasure and use for trade. Show your loyalty by going to...
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Trailer Time: REACHED by Ally Condie

Trailer Time: REACHED by Ally Condie
Hello Fellow Traders, The Rising is coming.  No one can stop it, not even the Society.  We need to help spread the word of their mission to everyone as quickly as possible!  Here's how you can help: Watch the REACHED trailer. (Team Xander, you WANT to see this.)  Embed the REACHED...
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Spookyhouse: A Guest Post by Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl + US Giveaway!

Spookyhouse: A Guest Post by Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl + US Giveaway!
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We asked Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator , "Have you ever experienced paranormal activity?" Here's what she had to say: Writing about Violet, the teenage ghost hunter in  Spookygirl : Paranormal Investigator , nets me lots of questions about ghosts -- especially whether I've ever seen one. Sadly, I haven't...
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I haven't ever experienced any paranormal activity and that's probably a good thing. I think I would probably freak out if I ever ... Read More
Thursday, 18 October 2012 14:31
Tammy Sparks
Yes I have! When I was working in a theater during college, I heard someone wearing a long, swishy skirt walk past me, but there w... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 13:41
Holly Letson
Yes, I have. When I was a child, we lived in a haunted house. My brother and I would talk to the ghosts. Other people were so scar... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 15:54
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Rise Up!

Rise Up!
Hello Fellow Traders, The Rising needs new recruits to help build up the rebel forces if we're going to take down The Society. Will YOU Rise Up to the challenge?  Go to the Matched Trilogy Facebook page and tell all of your friends to do the same! Be sure to check...
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Survey Finds Bullying to Be the Most Important Issue Facing Teens Today

Survey Finds Bullying to Be the Most Important Issue Facing Teens Today
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  Harlequin TEEN and The Jed Foundation’s Love is Louder survey finds bullying issues more acute than drinking and teen pregnancy   78% of teens say bullying remains worse than parents realize 70% of teens and young women say they have been bullied 69% say they do not bully others, yet...
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Peep, Peep, I Love You
An adorable lift-the-flap springtime and Easter story, full of sweet...
 
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Lift the Flap: Look Who's Mooing!
What sounds do a cow, chicken, and more farm animals...
 
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The Archive of Magic: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob, the beloved heroes of Fantastic...
 
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Magical Adventure Colouring Book
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Chicken Talk
The chickens on the farm have a message for their...
 
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Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival
Lindsay Moore’s remarkable and beautifully illustrated picture book follows a...
 
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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré
Follow la vida y legado of Pura Belpré, the first...
 
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Remarkably You
New York Times bestselling author Pat Zietlow Miller celebrates individuality...
 
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Our Little Love Bug! (Heart-felt Books)
You're the precious gift we dreamed of. You...
 
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Bird Watch
From the author of the acclaimed Tap the Magic Tree!...
 
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What About Harry?
From New York Times bestselling illustrator Derek Anderson comes the...
 
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Roary the Lion Roars Too Loud (Wee Beasties)
Help little ones learn how to use their inside voices...
 
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It’s the year 2191 and the last known civilization hides...
 
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The Haunted
Clean slate. That's what Hendricks Becker-O'Malley's parents said when they...
 
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The Art of Losing
On one terrible night, 17-year-old Harley Langston’s life changes...
 
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Beyond a Darkened Shore
The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war....
 
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Peep, Peep, I Love You
 
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"PEEP, PEEP, I LOVE YOU teaches about the mommy and baby animals on a farm. It also has a foam..."
Lift the Flap: Look Who's Mooing!
 
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"LIFT THE FLAP: LOOK WHO'S MOOING is fun and interactive and it teaches the sounds animals make. There's buttons on..."
The Archive of Magic: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
 
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"This book has EVERYTHING and is the ultimate, magical experience for fans of FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD. There..."
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Magical Adventure Colouring Book
 
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"This coloring book will take you on a magical adventure into the story THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD. The pictures are..."
Chicken Talk
 
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"Farmer Otis, his wife Abby, and his children Willie and Belle love their chickens. They also have a rooster named..."
Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival
 
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"SEA BEAR teaches about how polar bears live and survive. It teaches how they're patient, what they eat, and that..."
Mike
 
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"Floyd is a very good young tennis player who has worked very closely with his supportive parents to do well...."
A Good Kind of Trouble
 
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"Shayla is a good kid who doesn't like to be in trouble. Her older sister, Hana, is outspoken and interested..."
Sweeping Up the Heart
 
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"Amelia lives a quiet life in a college town with her introspective father and kindly neighbor Mrs. O’Brien, who looks..."
The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2)
 
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"Mac is calmly playing mini golf when the queen of England phones him yet again for help. She is afraid..."
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré
 
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"PLANTING STORIES teaches about the "story seeds" Pura Belpre planted during her time and how they influenced today's world. Pura..."
Remarkably You
 
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""You have your own spirit, unparalleled flair. So rock what you've got-everyday, everywhere." REMARKABLY YOU celebrates the uniqueness of..."
Our Little Love Bug! (Heart-felt Books)
 
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"This adorable board book features touchable pages along with messages of love. The left side features large words and a..."
Bird Watch
 
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"BIRD WATCH teaches about some birds you might see if you look close enough. First, you have to step outside...."
What About Harry?
 
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"Sam and Harry are best friends and they do everything together. One day, they decide to be kings and make..."
Roary the Lion Roars Too Loud (Wee Beasties)
 
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"This delightful board book teaches children about vocal volume in an entertaining and easy way. Roary loves to use his..."
The Once and Future Geek (The Camelot Code #1)
 
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"Guinevere and Arthur get along quite well, practicing their fighting and trying to stay out of the way of the..."
How to Defeat a Wizard (Marty Pants #3)
 
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"Marty is still at war with Simon, and irritated beyond belief that everyone thinks the other boy is charming when..."
The Terrible Two's Last Laugh
 
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"Mile and Niles, pranksters extraordinaire, are back for their last year at their school. They start the year off right,..."
Fairest Son
 
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