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YABC's Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza 2021 (Children's) ~ (US Only)

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Welcome to YABC's fourth annual Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza! We're featuring titles that reflect love, happiness, and plenty of heart! Check out all of these amazing books that are perfect for reading during the Valentine's Day holiday and then enter the HUGE giveaway being offered that will include books from these fabulous...
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Jana Leah
Kitty's Cuddles looks especially adorable.
Monday, 15 February 2021 22:47
Zachary Snyder
So many great books, hope I can win these for my twins!
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:36
Madeline Tebo
The kids I work with would love the children's books, and I really want to read Cemetery Boys!
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 18:52
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Giveaway: Merci Suarez Can't Dance (Meg Medina) ~ (US Only)

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   Merci Suarez Can't Dance (US Only) by: Meg Medina Release Date: April 16th, 2021 Publisher: Candlewick Press       About The Book Seventh grade is going to be a real trial for Merci Suárez. For science she’s got no-nonsense Mr. Ellis, who expects her to be a smart as...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Saturday, 30 January 2021 18:51
Debra Branigan
The cover is perfect for the story. The book does sound so middle school and any young reader is definitely going to connect.... Read More
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 13:10
Chiara Jucha
My students loved the first book, I am sure the second will be great!
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 14:33
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Spotlight on Time Travel for Love and Profit (Sarah Lariviere), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Time Travel for Love and Profit  (Sarah Lariviere).  Read on for more about Sarah, plus a excerpt & a giveaway!         Meet Sarah Lariviere !    Sarah Lariviere's new YA novel, Time Travel for Love and Profit, will be published by Knopf/Random...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, love the title!
Wednesday, 27 January 2021 11:29
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is awesome. This book sounds filled with humor and heartbreak--my kind of read.
Saturday, 20 February 2021 14:13
Penny Olson
The cover is intriguing. The story sounds both funny and sad.
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 16:43
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Author Chat with Cambria Gordon (The Poetry Of Secrets), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Cambria Gordon author of         This Poetry of Secrets. Read on for more about Cambria and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Cambria Gordon !    Cambria Gordon is the coauthor of the award-winning The Down-to-Earth Guide to...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 11:50
Gabby Roberts
This isn't a piece of history I know much about, so I'm super looking forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 09 February 2021 01:57
Debra Branigan
The cover is pretty and the synopsis gripping. I am looking forward to reading this book.
Monday, 15 February 2021 21:47
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Giveaway: Leonard (Carlie Sorosiak) ~ (US Only)

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Leonard (US Only) by: Carlie Sorosiak Release Date: April 13th, 2021 Publisher: Walker Books US       About The Book The cat that Olive rescues from a flood has a secret: he’s not really a cat at all, but an alien who crashed to Earth on a beam of light....
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks funny, look forward to reading it!
Monday, 25 January 2021 15:30
Melanie Bracco
Sounds like a cute story, I love the cover!
Monday, 01 February 2021 22:31
Debra Branigan
The cover is fantastic! The story sounds fun. I can't wait to share with my young reader.
Monday, 15 February 2021 21:43
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Giveaway: The Threads Of Magic (Alison Croggon) ~ (US Only)

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The Threads Of Magic (US Only) by: Alison Croggon Release Date: April 13th, 2021 Publisher: Walker Books US       About The Book Pip lives by his wits in  the  city of Clarel. But when he picks  the  wrong pocket, Pip finds himself in possession of a strange dried heart...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading!
Monday, 25 January 2021 15:32
Gabby Roberts
I love the cover! Its super cute!
Tuesday, 09 February 2021 01:58
Debra Branigan
I love the cover. The story sounds like a very good read.
Monday, 15 February 2021 21:39
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Spotlight on Bump (Matt Wallace), Guest Post, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Bump  by Matt Wallace.  Read on for more about Matt and his book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Matt Wallace !   Matt Wallace is a Hugo Award winner and the author of Rencor: Life in Grudge City, the Sin du...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Saturday, 23 January 2021 18:55
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is bright and eye-catching. The synopsis makes this a must read for me.
Saturday, 13 February 2021 16:34
Debra Branigan
The cover is attractive and will catch the eye of young readers. This sounds like a very unique and wonderful story.
Monday, 15 February 2021 21:32
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Author Chat with Megan E. Freeman (Alone), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Megan E. Freeman author of        Alone. Read on for more about Megan and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Megan E. Freeman ! Megan E. Freeman attended an elementary school where poets visited her classroom every week, and...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 14:46
Chiara Jucha
I think my students would love this one!
Thursday, 21 January 2021 15:01
Debra Branigan
A lovely cover with an interesting read for young people. Thanks for sharing.
Thursday, 11 February 2021 19:12
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Giveaway: Oddity (Eli Brown) ~ (US Only)

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Oddity (US Only) by: Eli Brown Release Date: March 30th, 2021 Publisher: Walker Books US       About The Book It’s the early 1800s, and Clover travels the impoverished borderlands of the Unified States with her father, a physician. See to the body before you, he teaches her, but Clover...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 14:50
Kiara T.
The cover is really pretty and the story sounds interesting!
Monday, 01 February 2021 10:42
Andrea Cerda
The cover is real art!!! love it!
Monday, 01 February 2021 15:42
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Spotlight on My Name Is Layla (Reyna Marder Gentin), Guest Post, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight My Name Is Layla  by Reyna Marder Gentin.  Read on for more about Reyna and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Reyna Marder Gentin ! Reyna Marder Gentin grew up in Great Neck, New York. She attended college and law...
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Debra Branigan
This books sounds intriguing and its cover is fitting. Thanks for sharing.
Sunday, 07 February 2021 21:03
Danielle Hammelef
The cover matches the tone of this book well. I think this will be a unique and emotional read.
Saturday, 13 February 2021 16:24
Penny Olson
The story is important and relevant the cover fits the story.
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 01:06
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