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Giveaway: STARWORLD (US & Canada)

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Starworld (US & Canada) by: Paula Garner and Audrey Coulthurst Release Date: April 16, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press   About the Book: In a novel in two voices, a popular teen and an artistic loner forge an unlikely bond — and create an entire universe — via texts. But how long...
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John
"A popular teen and an artistic loner": gee, I wonder which one of *those* I would have been?!
Saturday, 16 March 2019 17:36
Dianna G.
Wow, this sounds like an alien story for the modern world!
Saturday, 16 March 2019 20:01
Courtney Gendreau
This sounds like a great read!!
Sunday, 24 March 2019 12:48
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Giveaway: SUMMER OF '69 (US and Canada)

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Summer of '69 (US & Canada) by: Todd Strasser Release Date: April 9, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press   About the Book: Drawing from his teenage years, Todd Strasser’s novel revisits a tumultuous era and takes readers on a psychedelically tinged trip of a lifetime. With his girlfriend, Robin, away in Canada,...
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Laura Lundeen
I find the cover appealing. I like everything about the color scheme, the title makes me think of the Bryan Adams song. The synops... Read More
Saturday, 09 March 2019 14:03
John
It sounds like this book will uncover the true horror of attending a Led Zeppelin concert!
Sunday, 10 March 2019 11:51
Colleen Burns
I love the cover! The title also reminds me of the Bryan Adams song lol, I used to love that song! The synopsis sounds interesting... Read More
Thursday, 14 March 2019 10:40
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Giveaway: FAT ANGIE: REBEL GIRL REVOLUTION (US Only)

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Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution (US Only) by: e.E. Charlton-Trujillo Release Date: March 12, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press   About the Book: Sophomore year has just begun, and Angie is miserable. Her girlfriend, KC, has moved away; her good friend, Jake, is keeping his distance; and the resident bully has ramped...
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Kylie
This looks like an amazing read! The cover is gorgeous and I think the book sounds highly relatable!
Thursday, 07 March 2019 17:35
Colleen Burns
I don't care that much for the cover, but the book sounds amazing!
Thursday, 14 March 2019 11:03
Emily
This books sounds soooooo good!!!
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 14:39
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Giveaway: WHERE THE HEART IS

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Where the Heart Is (US & Canada) by: Jo Knowles Release Date: April 2, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press   About the Book: If home is where the heart is, what would happen if you lost it? Compassion and humor infuse the story of a family caught in financial crisis and a...
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Amie Lambert-Gaudet
I have to admit that this post was not the first time I have heard about this book. I am a book blogger and book reviewer, so I a... Read More
Saturday, 02 March 2019 19:37
John
Nice cover! I can see where taking care of farm animals would be difficult!
Sunday, 03 March 2019 07:40
Dianna G.
The cover is eye-catching. I like the way it draws your eyes across the entire view. As for the summary, it sounds like there ar... Read More
Sunday, 03 March 2019 16:47
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4th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ~ Day 6

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Welcome to YABC's Fourth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza! We're featuring some of the hottest titles of the year--perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!--with exciting prize packs every day for the first twelve days of December. Each giveaway will run for seven days. Giveaways are US...
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Michelle R.
True Storm looks amazing!
Thursday, 06 December 2018 18:13
Saundra Bowers
True Storm looks really good. The others look good as well, these would cover the different tastes of my grandchildren.
Thursday, 06 December 2018 20:42
John
"Bah! Humbug!" looks like fun!
Thursday, 06 December 2018 21:21
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Author Chat with Hayley Chewins (The Turnaway Girls), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Hayley Chewins (The Turnaway Girls)! Read on for more about Hayley, her novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Hayley Chewins ! Hayley Chewins grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, in a house full of books. A published poet, she studied classical voice...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is so beautiful. I love the idea of your storyline. I can't wait to read.
Monday, 15 October 2018 17:40
Maggie Hubbe
I love this cover and the book seems like a very sweet read!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 14:01
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 18:33
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Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Kevin Brooks (Born Scared), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Kevin Brooks (Born Scared) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Kevin, his novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Kevin Brooks ! Kevin Brooks is a critically acclaimed young adult novelist whose first book, Martyn Pig, was named a Publishers Weekly “Flying...
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Debra Branigan
I think the cover is fantastic and enhances the title perfectly. I cannot wait to read this sequel. I have liked Mr. Brook's work ... Read More
Monday, 15 October 2018 18:49
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 18:22
Kristi Housman
I just heard about this book last weekend (it was recommended at a lit conference I went to). It sounds like something I would lo... Read More
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 12:10
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Giveaway: HEARTS UNBROKEN (US & Canada)

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Hearts Unbroken (US & Canada) by: Cynthia Leitich Smith Release Date: October 9, 2018 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith turns to realistic fiction with the thoughtful story of a Native teen navigating the complicated, confusing waters of high school — and first...
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Davianna Nieto
I love the simplicity of the cover and the synopsis sounds like something I'd try!... Read More
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 04:21
Candice Gigous
The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis is intriguing. Sounds like an interesting read.
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 05:48
Renee Moore
Sounds like a good read!
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:30
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Giveaway: THE ASSASSINATION OF BRANGWAIN SPURGE (US & Canada)

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The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge (US & Canada) by: M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin Release Date: September 25, 2018 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: Subverting convention, award-winning creators M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin pair up for an anarchic, outlandish, and deeply political saga of warring elf and goblin kingdoms....
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Steph Elias
Elves, goblins, and double crosses? Sounds great! I also really like the cover, the artwork is fantastic.
Friday, 24 August 2018 21:03
Kara S
The cover and synopsis both strike me as delightfully quirky.
Sunday, 26 August 2018 17:03
Marisa Fort
The cover looks so amazing and fun and the synopsis sounds awesome!
Monday, 27 August 2018 15:41
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Giveaway: OTHERWOOD (US & Canada)

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Otherwood (US & Canada) by: Pete Hautman Release Date: September 11, 2018 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: What happened in the woods that day? Pete Hautman’s riveting middle-grade novel touches on secrets and mysteries — and the power of connections with family and friends. “Hatred combined with lies and secrets...
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Dianna G.
I'm curious about this book. The cover didn't really draw me in, but the summary did.
Monday, 13 August 2018 18:49
Marisa Fort
The cover is amazing and the synopsis sounds awesome!
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 13:26
Renee Moore
I love middle grade novels. I read them almost as much as any other genre. I can't wait to read this one.
Saturday, 01 September 2018 17:09
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