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Giveaway: BEST BABYSITTERS EVER (US Only)

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HMH Books is partnering with YA Books Central for this Giveaway!   Best Babysitters Ever (US Only) by: Caroline Cala Release Date: February 5, 2019 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers   About the Book: A funny new middle grade series about three 12-year-old best friends who start a babysitting club...
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Author Chat with Frost Kay (Rebel's Blade), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Frost Kay author of Rebel's Blade.  Read on for more about Frost, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Frost Kay ! USA Today Bestselling Author Frost Kay is a certified book dragon with an excessive TBR, and a shoe obsession....
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What's Hot in KU

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Welcome to YA Books Central's "What's Hot in KU" post. This weekly event will highlight what's hot, new and exciting in the Amazon Kindle Unlimited Library.  Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription is a great way to enjoy unlimited reading on a tight budget. With over a million titles and counting, we thought...
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Featured Review: The Step-Spinsters (Madina Papadopoulos)

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About This Book: Once upon a time, in a land far, far away… ...(actually, in Medieval France, to be exact) there lived Cinderella's stepsisters, Fredegonde the tall and Javotte the small. They wake up the morning after the legendary ball to learn that they each still have a chance to be...
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Author Chat with James Riley (The Revenge Of Magic), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with James Riley author of The Revenge Of Magic.  Read on for more about James, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet James Riley !   JAMES RILEY lives in Virginia. He is the author of Half Upon a Time, Twice Upon a Time, and Once...
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Featured Review: Glamour Of Midnight (Casey L Bond)

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About This Book: Fae bounty hunter Loftin’s life depends on him finding Karis, the daughter of his enemy, but when he does, she isn’t evil like he thought she would be. He certainly didn’t expect to fall for her. She’s beautiful and terrifying, and the only one in Faery who might...
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Waiting On Wednesday ~ February 20th, 2019

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at   Breaking the Spine   and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.                 *Beth's Choice* (YABC Blog Manager)   The Grace Year (Kim Liggett )     Author: Kim Liggett...
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Featured Review: The Art Of Losing (Lizzy Mason)

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About This Book: On one terrible night, 17-year-old Harley Langston’s life changes forever. At a party she discovers her younger sister, Audrey, hooking up with her boyfriend, Mike—and she abandons them both in a rage. When Mike drunkenly attempts to drive Audrey home, he crashes and Audrey ends up in a...
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Spotlight on The Tesla Legacy (KK Perez), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Tesla Legacy  by KK Perez.  Read on for more about KK and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet KK Perez ! K. K. Pérez is a half-Argentine/half-Norwegian native New Yorker who has spent the past two decades living in Europe and Asia. She...
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What's New In YA ~ February 19th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!        It has been a year since the mysterious godsgem cured Cadrium’s king and ushered in what promised to be a new golden age. The heroes who brought the gem home are renowned in story and song, but...
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Come November
It's not the end of the world, but for Rooney...
 
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This Little Scientist: A Discovery Primer
Learn all about scientists who changed history in this engaging...
 
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Corpse & Crown (Cadaver & Queen, #2)
Agatha DeLacey’s family isn’t rich or titled, so studying nursing...
 
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Immersed in the historical background of the tenth century, this...
 
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An Egg-Stra Special Easter
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Jesus Loves Me
The Bible bb's share the Good News about Jesus using...
 
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Changing Faces: Happy Halloween!
It’s Halloween and all the different creatures have come out...
 
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The Itsy Bitsy School Bus
A fun and playful back-to-school twist on the popular nursery...
 
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I Spy Little Hearts
Perfect for Valentine's Day or any day--search-and-find fun from bestselling...
 
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I Spy Little Bunnies
This bestselling board book now has a shiny new holographic...
 
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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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Latest Member Reviews

Come November
 
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"This YA contemporary follows Rooney (short for Marina) who is trying to keep her family afloat. A senior in high..."
This Little Scientist: A Discovery Primer
 
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"THIS LITTLE SCIENTIST is a great board book which features a scientist plus a cute rhyming phrase about their work..."
Corpse & Crown (Cadaver & Queen, #2)
 
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"Adding in the characters of Oliver Twist to the unique world of Bio-mechanicals created in the first book, this stand-alone..."
Playing by Heart
 
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"This is a beautiful piece of historical fiction, set in 18th century Milan. The main character is a musician, and..."
10 Steps to Girlfriend Status (Bird Face book two)
 
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"Having read 8 Notes to a Nobody, I was eager to continue Wendy's story, and this book does not disappoint...."
8 Notes to a Nobody (Bird Face book one)
 
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"The main character, Wendy, is realistic and sympathetically portrayed, so much so that the book drew me in and transported..."
The Other Side of Freedom
 
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"This stellar novel spotlights the trials of Italian immigrants during the era of Prohibition. I'd heard of Al Capone and..."
The Summer of '69
 
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"Lucas' summer is ruined when his girlfriend Robin decides to be a camp counselor some distance from their Long Island..."
Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Start a Club by Accident (Two Dogs in a Trench Coat #2)
 
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"Sassy and Waldo still love going to school (What? You haven't read Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go To..."
Unconventional Warfare (Special Forces, Book 1)
 
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"Danny has a violent streak, frequently pounding on his younger brother for pounding on another brother. His single father has..."
Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII
 
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"Because of the enormous need for men to be at the front battle lines, or in one of the theaters..."
Lumberjanes: The Good Egg (Lumberjanes #3)
 
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"Summer is wearing on for the Lumberjanes; cabin cleaning must be done, and there is a slight feeling of ennui..."
An Egg-Stra Special Easter
 
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"Carrots the bunny has hidden Easter eggs all around the farm. This is Blossom's first Easter though and she's excited...."
Jesus Loves Me
 
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"JESUS LOVES ME is based off of the song in Christian religion. It teaches that Jesus loves all of his..."
Changing Faces: Happy Halloween!
 
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"In HAPPY HALLOWEEN, a spider is going around scaring everyone! It scares a pumpkin, a ghost, a witch, and a..."
The Itsy Bitsy School Bus
 
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"THE ITSY BITSY SCHOOL BUS is a fun change to the nursery rhyme "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." It follows a..."
I Spy Little Hearts
 
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"I SPY LITTLE HEARTS is a cute little look-and-find for toddlers. It's in a board book format. The pictures are..."
I Spy Little Bunnies
 
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"I SPY LITTLE BUNNIES is a cute little look-and-find for young children. It's in a board book format. The pictures..."
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..."