The Official YABC Blog

All things news, updates, giveaways, and other goodies on Young Adult (and Kids!) Books Central.

Spotlight on The Root Of Magic (Kathleen Benner Duble), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

42359561



Today we're excited to spotlight The Root Of Magic by Kathleen Benner Duble.  Read on for more about Kathleen and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Kathleen Benner Duble!   Kathleen Benner Duble is a critically acclaimed and award-winning author of many historical novels for...
Continue reading
Recent comment in this post
phamyen
I loved the way you discuss the topic great work thanks for the share Your informative post. pogo games play... Read More
Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:18
  281 Hits
  1 Comment

Spotlight on Before The Broken Star (Emily R King), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

41082072



Today we're excited to spotlight Before The Broken Star by Emily R King.  Read on for more about Emily and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Emily R King!   Emily R. King is a writer of fantasy and the author of the Hundredth Queen...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
John
I love penal colonies on cursed isles! This will be great!
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 22:28
peter
http://techthatmatter.com/gta-3-apk-download GTA 3 Apk for Android is one the most popular games one can list, the Grand Theft Au... Read More
Thursday, 30 May 2019 08:15
Hannah
This synopsis sounds great!
Sunday, 16 June 2019 17:58
  402 Hits
  3 Comments

Spotlight on Ask Me Anything (Molly E Lee), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

44139419



Today we're excited to spotlight Ask Me Anything by Molly E Lee.  Read on for more about Molly and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Molly E Lee ! Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her romance novels: the Grad Night series and...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Emily
This sounds sooooo good!
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:14
Mia
The cover is awesome and the plot sounds so intriguing!!
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:28
Jessica Cashen
The synopsis sounds Fantastic and the cover drew me to the giveaway
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:39
  965 Hits
  10 Comments

Spotlight on Again, But Better (Christine Riccio), Plus Excerpt!

41147279



Today we're excited to spotlight Again, But Better by Christine Riccio.  Read on for more about Christine and her book, plus an excerpt!            Meet Christine Riccio ! Christine Riccio has been on a quest to encourage more humans to read since the third grade. No one...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Lily M.
Very excited to check this book out, been watching Christine since 2012 on YouTube, so proud of her ??
Thursday, 30 May 2019 04:01
Kate Merolla
I love how this cover art speaks to the idea of transition or change - and how the transition or change is framed positively, at l... Read More
Thursday, 06 June 2019 16:16
  715 Hits
  2 Comments

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Saltwater Secrets (Cindy Callaghan), Plus Excerpt!

CoverReveal


Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Saltwater Secrets by Cindy Callaghan, releasing April 28th, 2020 from Aladdin Publishing!       Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author:     Hello, YABC readers! I am so excited to finally reveal the beautiful cover...
Continue reading
  1099 Hits
  0 Comment

Spotlight on The Last Voyage Of Poe Blythe (Ally Condie), Plus Excerpt!

BT



Today we're excited to spotlight The Last Voyage Of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie.  Read on for more about Ally and her book, plus an excerpt!            Meet Ally Condie ! Ally Condie is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Matched trilogy and co-author of the...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Kristi Housman
This sounds really good and I love the cover!
Thursday, 09 May 2019 11:34
Jessica Cashen
The synopsis sounds amazing and I love the cover!
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:21
  622 Hits
  2 Comments

Author Chat with Amanda Marin (North To Nara), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

56571196_10156769327922713_4371039700912177152_n




  Today we're excited to chat with Amanda Marin author of North To Nara.  Read on for more about Amanda, plus an excerpt and an giveaway!          Meet Amanda Marin ! When Amanda was a child, her father traveled frequently for business, always bringing her back a book...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
John
Sounds like a swell dystopian fantasy!
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 17:38
Candice Gigous
The cover is pretty. The synopsis is very interesting. Sounds like an awesome read.
Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:11
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is pretty. The synopsis sounds emotional and suspenseful.
Sunday, 05 May 2019 18:27
  818 Hits
  6 Comments

Spotlight on The Point (John Dixon), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

36702289



Today we're excited to spotlight  The Point  by John Dixon.  Read on for more about John and his book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet  John Dixon !  John Dixon’s Phoenix Island and Devil’s Pocket won back-to-back Bram Stoker Awards and inspired the CBS TV series Intelligence. A former boxer, teacher, and stonemason,...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
John
If a misfit can't be turned into a hero I-just-don't-know-what!
Friday, 05 April 2019 21:34
Penny Olson
I like the cover. The story sounds intriguing and suspenseful.
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:11
Danielle Hammelef
I like the mysterious cover. This book sounds thrilling and suspenseful.
Thursday, 02 May 2019 18:14
  595 Hits
  4 Comments

Spotlight on In The Woods (Carrie Jones & Steven Wedel), Plus Excerpt!

42085155




Today we're excited to spotlight  In The Woods  by Carrie Jones & Steven Wedel.  Read on for more about Carrie & Steven and their book, plus an excerpt!            Meet  Carrie Jones ! CARRIE JONES is the New York Times bestselling author of the Need series, Flying, and other books for...
Continue reading
  1187 Hits
  0 Comment

Spotlight on Smoke and Key (Kelsey Sutton), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

35663364



Today we're excited to spotlight  Smoke and Key  by Kelsey Sutton.  Read on for more about Kelsey and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet  Kelsey Sutton ! Kelsey Sutton is the author of The Lonely Ones, a middle-grade novel in verse that received a starred...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
John
Not knowing why you're dead: that's a bummer!
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 18:06
Candice Gigous
The cover is pretty and the blue fits well with the story. The synopsis is very intriguing. Sounds like a thrilling read.
Monday, 08 April 2019 11:37
  425 Hits
  2 Comments

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Peppa in Space (Peppa Pig)
Get ready for a Peppa Pig story that's out of...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Stars We Steal
Engagement season is in the air. Eighteen-year-old Princess Leonie “Leo”...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spirder
Pete the Cat’s cool adaptation of the classic children’s song...
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Superlative Birds
Explore the fascinating world of superlative birds―from the bee hummingbird,...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
In Another Life
Chloe was three years old when she became Chloe Holden,...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Even Monsters Go To School
What’s a school day like for you? ...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Can Cat and Bird Be Friends
In a sweet and clever picture book from debut author-illustrator...
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Origami Bible Stories For Kids
Perfect for Sunday school lessons and youth group activities--paper figures...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Pig the Stinker
In this hilarious adventure, Pig the Pug STINKS! Pig likes...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Little Rabbit Lost
It is Little Rabbit’s birthday and his family surprises him...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Cece Loves Science and Adventure
Cece loves science and adventure! ...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Hannah Sparkles: Hooray For the First Day of School
Cheer along with Hannah Sparkles on her first day of...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Turtle and Tortoise Are Not Friends
This is Turtle. This is...
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Trace
In a debut novel that's perfect for fans of Jason...
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
When Summer Ends
Three months Two changed fates One...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Mystery Club (Mr. Wolf's Class #2)
Mr. Wolf's students are settling into their new classroom, and...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)

Latest Member Reviews

A Place for Turtles
 
5.0
"Books like this need to be written and read. Turtles are beautiful animals, but they have a hard time..."
The Stars We Steal
 
4.7
"Eighteen-year-old Princess Leonie "Leo" Kolburg has a title, but not much else. She's heir to an older European spaceship.When the..."
Peppa in Space (Peppa Pig)
 
5.0
"PEPPA IN SPACE is a fun picture book, featuring Peppa Pig and her family as they learn about space and..."
Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spirder
 
3.5
"We are all familiar with the Itsy Bitsy Spider, who climbs up the water spout before being rained out- but..."
Superlative Birds
 
4.7
"SUPERLATIVE BIRDS is an interesting read. Each spread features an illustrated bird with a superlative, such as “smelliest” or “longest..."
In Another Life
 
4.0
"I really loved this storyline. The Story: Chloe is going through a tough time with her family. After her..."
Even Monsters Go To School
 
5.0
"This book is so completely adorable it's hard to figure out where to begin. The story is about..."
Can Cat and Bird Be Friends
 
3.5
"This was an odd one. Cat and bird are trying to determine if they can be friends or..."
Origami Bible Stories For Kids
 
5.0
"They really thought of everything. This origami kit is more than just folding paper, every part of it..."
Pig the Stinker
 
4.5
"PIG THE STINKER follows Pig the Pug on a new adventure- bath time! Pig does not like to bathe, and..."
Little Rabbit Lost
 
4.5
"LITTLE RABBIT LOST follows Little Rabbit as he celebrates his birthday with his family. Little Rabbit wakes up feeling grown..."
Cece Loves Science and Adventure
 
5.0
"Books about girls who love science are always winners! Cece and her friends are trying to win their..."
Hannah Sparkles: Hooray For the First Day of School
 
5.0
"This book is absolutely adorable. Hannah is starting first grade and excited about making friends. Only, every time..."
Turtle and Tortoise Are Not Friends
 
3.5
"Turtle and Tortoise Are Not Friends is a cute children's book that kids will like simply for the fact that..."
Trace
 
3.0
"TRACE is a book about healing. Trace lives with his Auntie Lea after his parents died in a car accident..."
Falling For My Nemesis
 
4.8
"This book was so good. The Story: Mia and Carson have always hated each other. As Carson's brother's best..."
When Summer Ends
 
5.0
"This book is everything. The Story: Olivia and Aiden have good lives. Olivia has a boyfriend she loves..."
Mystery Club (Mr. Wolf's Class #2)
 
5.0
"Super-cute and full of adventure, MYSTERY CLUB is a great comic for reluctant or new readers in elementary school. Featuring..."
Baby Astronaut (Baby Scientist)
 
5.0
"In a cute board book, older infants and toddlers are introduced to outer space and space exploration. BABY ASTRONAUT teaches..."
Tree of Dreams
 
5.0
"TREE OF DREAMS is a story about facing yourself, healing, standing up for/with others, and environmental activism. Coco is a..."