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Press Release: Random House Children's Books ANNOUNCES 2019 STRANGER THINGS PUBLISHING PROGRAM!

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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
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Exclusive Trailer Reveal: The Blood Spell (CJ Redwine), Plus Special Pre-Order Offer!

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Today we're excited to share the trailer for The Blood Spell (CJ Redwine) ! Read on for more about author CJ Redwine, and her book, plus the trailer & a special pre-order offer!       Meet CJ Redwine! C.J. Redwine is the New York Times bestselling author of YA fantasy...
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Spotlight on A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Brigid Kemmerer), Special Pre-Order Offer, Plus Excerpt!

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely Excerpt and Pre-Order Offer     In a lush, contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Brigid Kemmerer gives readers another compulsively readable romance perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer.   Fall in love, break the curse. It once seemed so easy to Prince...
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Contest for Young Writers and Illustrators

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  Young Writers Contest Win a Book Deal! Stone Soup magazine in collaboration with Mackenzie Press, The Secret Book Series by Nancy Gee, announces an exciting new contest for young writers and illustrators of all ages.  The Secret Kids Contest is a chance for KIDS to win a book deal and to become a published...
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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Fall 2018, Plus GIVEAWAY!!

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Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!         Can you want something—or someone—so badly that you change your destiny? Elyse Schmidt never would have believed it, until it happened to her. When Elyse...
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Ugh, I want to read all of these now.
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 17:02
Kara S
I have most of these on my TBR -- two of the titles I am most eagerly anticipating are This Cruel Design and Boneless Mercies... Read More
Thursday, 25 October 2018 08:17
Tiffany Engler
I am too excited for Kingdom of Ash!!!
Thursday, 25 October 2018 09:26
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2018! (YA Edition) (Round Two) ~ (US/Canada only)

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Yesterday, we launched the first day of our EPIC Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2018!! Five days of posts with each featuring some of the most chilling, suspensful books on the shelves!    Check out more frightfully entertaining stories below, enter the giveaway, and don't forgot to check out all of the...
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Watch you Burn
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 07:24
Sandy
There are a few in this posting that I really want to read, badly. I think the book that I want to read the most is Not Even Bone... Read More
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 11:01
Madeline Tebo
I'm most excited to read The Ravenous!
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 11:19
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2018! (YA Edition - Round One)~ (US/Canada only)

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It's the middle of October. Leaves are turning rust and gold. A chill is creeping through the air. And Halloween is fast approaching.  It's the perfect time to curl up inside with a mug of your favorite hot beverage and a deliciously scary book! Don't have any Spooktacular Stories on your...
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After the Fire
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 07:19
Madeline Tebo
I'm most excited to read After the Fire!
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 11:16
Sandy
I am most excited to read What The Woods Keep.
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 11:22
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Announcement: Under the Sea Writing Contest!

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Mermaids! Vampires! Salties! Be-Llyr-vers!   Josie Demuth and Debra Goelz's 'Under the Sea' writing contest is back for the fourth year running, and it's bigger, better, and shinier than ever! Oh, and our celebrity judge this year is a New York Times Bestselling YA author whose upcoming fish tale has all...
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LOST by PC and Kristen Cast releases TODAY!!

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LOST THE HOUSE OF NIGHT OTHER WORLD SERIES, BOOK TWO BY P. C . CAST AND KRISTIN CAST       Praise for Loved “The House of Night series is back and better than ever! The Nerd Herd is together again, and drama, thrills, and chills follow. This special release will...
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Family Movie Night with A Wrinkle In Time!

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What are your weekend plans? We're having a family movie night with A Wrinkle In Time courtesy of Disney Studios! Check out the box of gorgeous goodies they sent our way!     It all started with a big, square box:   We opened it to find a cute blanket wrapped...
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How did you get this??? It's so perfect!
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