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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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Dianna G.
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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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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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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What's New In YA ~ March 12th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       When her world divides, pitting light against dark, Veda must join a dangerous revolution to save her grandfather and fight against injustice...even if it costs her the boy she loves. On the island of Bellona, life is...
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Featured Review: The Tesla Legacy (KK Perez)

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About This Book: An action-packed, young adult coming-of-age adventure, K. K. Perez's The Tesla Legacy follows a precocious young scientist named Lucy Phelps whose fateful encounter in the Tesla Suite of the New Yorker Hotel unlocks her dormant electrical powers. As Lucy struggles to understand her new abilities through scientific experimentation,...
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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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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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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ March 11th, 2019

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Hello YABC'ers! Welcome to the weekly post by the Staff at YA Books Central called Current Reads Monday! We love everything bookish and just wanted to share with our readers what books we are currently reading and obsessing about! So check out what books the YABC Staff are currently reading below...
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