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Featured Review: Where She Fell (Kaitlin Ward)

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About This Book: Watch your step. Eliza knows the legends about the swamp near her house -- that people have fallen into sinkholes, never to be seen again, maybe even falling to the center of the earth. As an aspiring geologist, she knows the last part is impossible. But when her...
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Ricochet by Kathryn Berla + Giveaway (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Ricochet by Kathryn Berla, releasing October 8, 2019 from Flux/North Star Editions! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hi all! I’m Kathryn Berla, author of RICOCHET, which comes out this October. I want to...
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Jessica
Looks great! Can't wait to read!
Friday, 15 March 2019 15:18
Jessica
Looks great! Can't wait to read!
Friday, 15 March 2019 15:18
Dianna G.
This sounds really unusual. I was surprised by the second paragraph with the whole parallel universe thing!
Saturday, 16 March 2019 19:58
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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 Leslie Landis (Chendell: A Natural Warrior)!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Leslie Landis author of Chendell: A Natural Warrior.  Read on for more about Leslie and an interview!         Meet Leslie Landis ! Leslie Landis has done many different things. She has been a teacher, a financial planner, a bank trust officer,...
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Featured Review: 364 Days A Year (Sarah Riad)

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About This Book: For most people, March 29th is just another day. For me, it’s the day I wake as someone new. A different face and different hands, a body that’s not my own. And like every year, I’m only certain of three things. It’s my seventeenth birthday. I have no...
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Michigan vs. the Boys by Carrie S. Allen + Giveaway (US/Canada)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  MICHIGAN VS. THE BOYS, by Carrie S. Allen, releasing October 1, 2019 from KCP Loft! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hello, YABC! I’m excited to share the cover of MICHIGAN VS. THE BOYS!...
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Dianna G.
I love that this book features a girl who's willing to work hard, outside of her comfort zone, to get to college. The cover is st... Read More
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:30
Kirsten Tattersall
The cover is beautiful and I can't believe I hadn't heard about this book before now!
Monday, 25 March 2019 14:01
Nancy Hernandez
I have to read this story. It sounds amazing.
Saturday, 30 March 2019 23:10
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Press Release: Random House Children's Books ANNOUNCES 2019 STRANGER THINGS PUBLISHING PROGRAM!

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Hawkins Middle School Yearbook/Hawkins High School Yearbook (Stranger Things) by [Gilbert, Matthew J.]

RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS ANNOUNCES 2019 STRANGER THINGS PUBLISHING PROGRAM         PUBLICATIONS TO INCLUDE: FIRST-EVER YOUNG ADULT STRANGER THINGS NOVEL TWO COMPANION BOOKS OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITINGS     NEW YORK, NY (March 7, 2019) – Random House Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s...
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So excited to hear about this! I love watching Stranger Things with my teen. Many of my students are ST fans, so this will get t... Read More
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:28
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Featured Review: The Girl With The Broken Heart (Lurlene McDaniel)

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About This Book: "Sorry, John Green fans, but McDaniel's been making us cry . . . for decades." --Bustle.com An inspirational story about love, tragedy, heartbreak, and renewal as a young woman deals with her serious health issues, a fractured family life, and the prospect of romantic love while trying to...
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Standalone Books That Need A Sequel

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Welcome to Young Adult Book Central's Top Ten Tuesday post!   Each Tuesday we will be hosting a different theme or topic involving all things bookish!!! The Top Ten Tuesday post was originally created at That Artsy Reader Girl so visit there site for all the fun details about this awesome meme!!      ...
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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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