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Sneak Peek of THE ODDMIRE!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  The Oddmire  by William Ritter.  Read on for more about Willian and his book, plus read a sneak peek!  Meet The Oddmire !    Magic is fading from the Wild Wood. To renew it, goblins must perform an ancient ritual involving the rarest of their kind—a...
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Featured Review: The Werewolf Queen (Brandi Elledge)

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About This Book: I always wished I had supernatural powers. Now I wish I didn’t. Sadie’s a dud, a failure–the only one in high school who doesn’t have any kind of supernatural powers. Her psychic bff, Jo, knows something about Sadie’s future, but just won’t tell. And what the heck is...
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Giveaway: The Color of the Sun (US/CAN)

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The Color Of The Sun (US/Canada Only) Written by: David Almond Release Date: September 9th, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book:   Award-winning author David Almond pens the dreamlike tale of a boy rediscovering joy and beauty within and around him, even amid sorrow. One hot summer morning, only weeks...
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John
The cover is gorgeous and I expect the story is exciting!
Friday, 19 July 2019 11:04
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The Starlight Claim giveaway! (US/CAN)

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The Starlight Claim (US/Can Only) Written and Illustrated by: Tim Wynne-Jones Release Date: September 10th, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book:   Fast-paced, evocative, and intensely suspenseful, Tim Wynne-Jones’s latest psychological thriller finds a teenager setting his wits against the frigid wilderness and a menacing crew of escapees. Four months...
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John
Half-desperate trips are always tricky!
Friday, 19 July 2019 11:02
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Curse of the Evil Librarian Giveaway! (US/CAN)

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Curse Of The Evil Librarian (US/Canada Only) Written by: Michelle Knudsen Release Date: August 13th, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book:   Will it finally be curtains for the demonic Mr. Gabriel in this climactic chapter of the Evil Librarian series? After sending the evil librarian, Mr. Gabriel, back to...
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I read the first two books, and I will have to read this!
Friday, 19 July 2019 10:59
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SPIN THE DAWN giveaway! (US only)

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Spin The Dawn (US Only) Written and Illustrated by: Elizabeth Lim Release Date: July 9, 2019 Publisher: Alfred A Knopf BYR About the Book:   Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a...
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KM
This honestly looks amazing.
Thursday, 18 July 2019 18:48
John
I expect this book will give me new and important insights into the tailoring industry!
Friday, 19 July 2019 10:57
Julie
The story sounds sooo good, and I love the color scheme of the cover.
Saturday, 20 July 2019 02:01
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The 5 Most Interesting Facts I Learned While Researching THE SPACESUIT: HOW A SEAMSTRESS HELPED PUT MAN ON THE MOON, plus Giveaway! (US only)

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Sometimes facts are more interesting than fiction.   The true story of how the A7L spacesuit was made is incredible.  I fell in love with it right away! It had: suspense, big dreams, underdogs, danger, and a magical ending.  What was not to love? The A7L spacesuit has become one of...
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5 YA Indie Novels Releasing This Month That We're Excited About!

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  Find your perfect indie summer novel below! We've got swoon, nerds, secret crushes, and sweet romances!     1. The C Word  by Michelle MacQueen and Ann Maree Craven     Release Date: July 11, 2019 Online personas. Secrets. Unreturned crushes.   Get more info HERE!        ...
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Going Through Riverdale Withdrawal? Us too! Check out these 10 YA Thrillers to Tide You Over Until the Show's Return.

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 Are you missing your weekly dose of secrets, swoons, and murder? So are we! Luckily, we've found 10 outstanding novels that will scratch that itch until Riverdale comes back.       1. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus     "Breakfast Club Meets Pretty Little Liars.” Five...
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Featured Review: Wilder Girls (Rory Power)

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About This Book: It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and...
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