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Author Chat with Chantal Jauvin!!

Author Chat with Chantal Jauvin!!
  Today we're excited to chat with Chantal Jauvin,   author of The Boy With The Bamboo Heart!  Below you'll find our interview and more about her book!!         The Boy With A Bamboo Heart is the inspiring story of Dr Amporn Wathanavongs. Orphaned at 5 years of age in a remote...
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Through the Pensieve: Five Book Recommendations Inspired by the Marauders

Through the Pensieve: Five Book Recommendations Inspired by the Marauders
Here is a list of five books filled with adventure and friendship! Though we've only seen Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs separately throughout the Harry Potter series, and while we wish for a Marauders prequel, these books should be sure to tide you over!     The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles...
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Waiting On Wednesday ~ July 27th, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday ~ July 27th, 2016
  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* (Assistant Blog Manager for YABC)   The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins Author: Wendy Higgins Book: Hardcover, 512 pages Expected...
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Featured Review: What The Dead Want (Norah Olson)

Featured Review: What The Dead Want (Norah Olson)
  About this book:   16 -year-old Gretchen takes photographs to understand the world around her, a passion her mother Mona fostered and encouraged when she was still around. Since her mom disappeared years ago, Gretchen and her dad have lived on their own in New York City, haunted by Mona’s...
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Giveaway: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson

Giveaway: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson (Film Directed by Steve Carr) Release Date: Book Available Now (Film Release is October 7, 2016) Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (Film Distributer: CBS Films) About the Book Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year...
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them!!

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them!!
  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 The Broke and The Bookish so visit there site for all the fun details about this awesome meme!!   This...
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Through the Pensieve: YABC & the Month of Harry Potter ~ 10 Ways Viktor Crum is Surprisingly Relatable !!!

Through the Pensieve: YABC & the Month of Harry Potter ~ 10 Ways Viktor Crum is Surprisingly Relatable !!!
  This month will be one devoted to our love of Harry Potter!  We will be featuring everything from book recommendations and gift guides to book reviews and love letters to characters. But what's more, we will be taking a trip back through the pensieve to rediscover the magic of this...
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Featured Review: The Darkest Hour by Caroline Tung Richmond

Featured Review: The Darkest Hour by Caroline Tung Richmond
About this book:   Never underestimate a pretty face. My name is Lucie Blaise. I am sixteen years old. I have many aliases, but I am none of the girls you see. What I am is the newest agent of Covert Ops. And we are here to take down Hitler. After...
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What's New in YA--July 26, 2016

What's New in YA--July 26, 2016
Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     In a powerful and daring debut novel, Sonya Mukherjee shares the story of sisters Clara and Hailey, conjoined twins who are learning what it means to be truly extraordinary.Seventeen-year-old conjoined twins Clara and Hailey have lived in...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Given To The Sea (Mindy McGinnis), and Giveaway!! (US/Can)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Given To The Sea (Mindy McGinnis), and Giveaway!! (US/Can)
  Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for Given To The Sea by Mindy McGinnis, releasing April 11, 2017 from Putman Children's!!   Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Mindy about the 5 things you need to know about Given To The...
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Stephanie Tullis
There are fourteen distinct works listed under Mindy's name. I cannot wait for this book!!!
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Goodreads says 14 distinct works! I have read 3 of them & loved McGinnis' writing style! About to start Female of the Species and ... Read More
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