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Five Books With Magic Users That Will Charm You + Win a Copy of Blood Like Magic (Liselle Sambury) ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Blood Like Magic  by Liselle Sambury  Read on for more about Liselle and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Liselle Sambury ! Liselle Sambury is a Toronto-based Trinidadian Canadian author. Her brand of writing can be described as “messy Black...
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Abigail Lowry
These are some of my favorite books! Can’t wait to read Blood Like Magic!
Friday, 26 March 2021 11:26
Chiara Jucha
Stunning cover art! Looks intriguing !
Saturday, 03 April 2021 13:32
Keia
This cover is gorgeous. I can't wait to read this.
Saturday, 03 April 2021 16:38
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Giveaway: Golden Dreg Boy Series (D.K. Dailey) ~ (US Only)

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   Golden Dreg Boy Series (US Only) by: D.K. Dailey Release Date: July 2nd, 2020 Publisher: Tillable Ground Dreams       About The Book 2 Prequels: Golden Dreg Boy, Prequel, The Skate Park Kade Shaw and his best friend Marcus are two very rich, very bored Golden teenage boys looking...
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Danielle Hammelef
Powerful covers and intriguing premises.
Sunday, 11 April 2021 14:58
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Giveaway: The Meanest of Meanies (Kristin Hensley & Jen Smedley) ~ (US Only)

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The Meanest of Meanies (US Only) by: Kristin Hensley & Jen Smedley Release Date: March 23rd, 2021 Publisher: Harpercollins       About the Book From the beloved New York Times bestselling #IMomSoHard duo, Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, The Meanest of Meanies is a hilarious but heartfelt look at love...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks so fun! My twins will love it!
Wednesday, 17 March 2021 15:12
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is fun and matches the hilarious premise.
Sunday, 11 April 2021 14:56
Simone
Me and my mom can totally relate to this book
Monday, 12 April 2021 20:06
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Top 5 Things To Love About Chicago! + Win a Copy of The Losers at the Center of the Galaxy (Mary Winn Heider) ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Losers at the Center of the Galaxy  by Mary Winn Heider.  Read on for more about Mary and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Mary Winn Heider ! A graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing for...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 16 March 2021 14:33
Melanie Bracco
Sounds really good, and love the cover!
Friday, 02 April 2021 19:04
Chiara Jucha
This looks funny!
Saturday, 03 April 2021 13:28
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Author Chat with Mark Crilley (My Last Summer With Cass), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Mark Crilley author of My Last Summer With Cass.  Read on for more about Mark, his book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Mark Crilley ! Mark Crilley  is the author and illustrator of more than forty books, including several acclaimed graphic...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading.
Tuesday, 16 March 2021 14:45
Danielle Hammelef
Mark is a local author for me and is so talented. I love his work! The cover is beautiful and this sounds fun to read.
Saturday, 10 April 2021 13:54
Simone
A graphic novel is such a good way to tell a story, it's the best parts of reading and watching a movie at the same time.
Monday, 12 April 2021 20:05
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Spotlight on Bloom (Nicola Skinner), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Bloom  by Nicola Skinner.  Read on for more about Nicola and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Nicola Skinner !     Nicola Skinner worked as a copywriter and journalist before turning to novels. BLOOM is her first book for children....
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Chiara Jucha
Gorgeous cover art!
Saturday, 03 April 2021 13:25
Debra Branigan
The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds like a great read.
Thursday, 08 April 2021 21:05
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is a work of art! This book is going to be so much fun to read and promises to be unlike anything else I've read.
Saturday, 10 April 2021 13:55
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Author Chat with John Peragine (Max and the Spice Thieves), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Can Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with John Peragine  Read on for more about John, his book, plus a giveaway!           Meet John Peragine !  John Peragine is an author of over fourteen books.  The Secrets of the Twilight Djinn  series was written as a bedtime story for...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Monday, 15 March 2021 13:03
Chiara Jucha
I think my students would enjoy this!
Saturday, 03 April 2021 13:27
Debra Branigan
The cover is fantastic and will attract your young readers to what sounds like a really adventurous read. Best wishes.
Saturday, 03 April 2021 15:48
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Top 5 YA Fantasy Retellings You Need to Read NOW! + Win a Copy of Sing Me Forgotten (Jessica S Olson) ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Sing Me Forgotten  by Jessica S Olson.  Read on for more about Jessica and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Jessica S Olson !    Jessica S. Olson claims New Hampshire as her home, but has somehow found herself in...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 12:39
Katelyn Burns
This cover is gorgeous and I love the synopsis! Can't wait to read it!
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 13:03
Tiffany Engler
Can't wait to read this one!
Monday, 15 March 2021 19:07
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Author Chat with Adrienne Tooley (Sweet & Bitter Magic), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Adrienne Tooley author of Sweet & Bitter Magic.  Read on for more about Adrienne, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Adrienne Tooley ! Adrienne Tooley grew up in Southern California, majored in musical theater in Pittsburgh, and now lives in...
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Abigail Lowry
Ah the cover of this book is gorgeous!! The synopsis looks incredible; can’t wait to read!!
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 12:07
Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 12:41
Tiffany Engler
Can't wait to read this one!
Monday, 15 March 2021 19:06
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Author Chat with Debra Green (Violet and the Pie of Life), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Debra Green author of Violet and the Pie of Life.  Read on for more about Debra, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Debra Green ! Debra Green has written many books for children, including the  Silver Pony Ranch  series and...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Tuesday, 09 March 2021 14:35
Melanie Bracco
Love the cute cover, and the synopsis sounds good!
Sunday, 21 March 2021 17:23
Debra Branigan
The cover is cute and looks great. The synopsis sounds like a solid read for MG.
Thursday, 01 April 2021 14:30
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