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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Winter 2021 Plus GIVEAWAY!! (Round Two) ~ (US Only)

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Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!           Orphaned and forced to serve her country’s ruling group of scribes, Karis wants nothing more than to find her brother, long ago shipped away....
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Abigail Lowry
So many of these books look incredible! Can’t wait to read!
Tuesday, 02 March 2021 11:00
Chiara Jucha
There are some amazing books in this collection!
Monday, 08 March 2021 13:39
Tiffany Engler
These books sound great!
Tuesday, 09 March 2021 17:42
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It’s Live! Cover Reveal: Names in a Jar by Jennifer Gold + Giveaway (US/Canada)

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We're so excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Names in a Jar by Jennifer Gold, releasing 9/14/2021 from Second Story Press! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author:   When you change your name, do you change who you are? A World War Two story...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Monday, 22 February 2021 15:07
Andrea Cerda
This is awesome! Thanks for the opportunity!!!!! plus the book looks awesome! love the cover
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:08
Dianna G.
The cover is chilling with that skull! I am afraid the story will be so emotional that I can't handle the sadness.
Thursday, 25 February 2021 20:11
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Giveaway: Baby and Solo (Lisabeth Posthuma) ~ (US Only)

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   Baby and Solo (US Only) Author: Lisabeth Posthuma Release Date: May 11th, 2021 Publisher: Candlewick Press       About The Book Seventeen-year-old Joel Teague has a new prescription from his therapist—a part-time job—the first step toward the elusive Normal life he’s been so desperate to live ever since The...
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Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover. This book sounds intriguing and unique. I will enjoy the trip back in time.
Sunday, 14 March 2021 11:06
Jana Leah
I like the cover - bright & grabs your attention. The story sounds fun.
Monday, 15 March 2021 13:00
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Spotlight on Dragonfly Girl (Marti Leimbach), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Dragonfly Girl (Marti Leimbach).  Read on for more about Marti, an excerpt & plus giveaway!         Meet Marti Leimbach ! Marti Leimbach  is the author of several novels for adult readers, including the international bestseller  Dying Young , which was made into...
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Kiara T.
I love the cover and the book sounds great!
Monday, 22 February 2021 23:36
Debra Branigan
The cover is great and the thriller of a story sounds like an excellent read. Thanks for sharing.
Saturday, 06 March 2021 20:23
Danielle Hammelef
I love the detail on the cover. This book will keep me reading way past my bedtime.
Sunday, 14 March 2021 11:04
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Author Chat with Rena Barron (Reaper Of Souls), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Rena Barron author of Reaper Of Souls.  Read on for more about Rena, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Rena Barron ! Rena Barron grew up in small-town Alabama, where stories of magic and adventure sparked her imagination. After penning...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading!
Thursday, 18 February 2021 16:52
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! Can't wait to read it!
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 07:41
Andrea Cerda
This is awesome! Thanks for the opportunity!!!!! plus the book looks awesome!
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:09
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It’s Live! Cover Reveal: THE VERITAS PROJECT by C. F. E. Black + Giveaway (US Only)

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We're so excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  The Vertias Project by C.F.E. Black, releasing 3/16/2021! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Ever walked into a crowded room and just wanted to wrap Harry’s invisibility cloak around you? Yep. Know the feeling. BUT IT...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great! Look forward to reading it.
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:42
Kiara T.
I love the cover and the book sounds really good!
Monday, 22 February 2021 23:33
Lindsey Keefer
Oh heck yeah, I've been so hungry for new dystopians and this sounds amazing!! I love the idea of slowly losing your identity whil... Read More
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 00:44
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Giveaway: Sunshine (Marion Bauer) ~ (US Only)

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   Sunshine (US Only) Author: Marion Bauer Release Date: May 18th, 2021 Publisher: Candlewick Press       About The Book Newbery Honoree Marion Dane Bauer evokes the “summer that changed everything” in the life of a boy growing up without a mother. Since as far back as Ben can remember,...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:36
Chiara Jucha
I think this book would resonate with my students.
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 14:44
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is a work of art with so much symbolism. I love this author's books and can't wait to read this one too.
Thursday, 11 March 2021 14:06
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Giveaway: LEGENDBORN (Tracy Deonn) ~ (US Only)

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   LEGENDBORN (US Only) Author: Tracy Deonn Release Date: September 15th, 2020 Publisher: MK McElderry        About The Book An Instant  New York Times  Bestseller! Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy...
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Tiffany Engler
I have seen nothing but great things about this book! Love the cover. Can't wait to read it!!
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 09:03
Kiara T.
This book sounds great, I love the cover!
Sunday, 21 February 2021 20:26
Keia
I've heard so many good things about this book!
Thursday, 25 February 2021 21:42
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Spotlight on Happy Girl Lucky (The Valentine's #1) (Holly Smale), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Happy Girl Lucky (The Valentine's #1)   by Holly Smale.  Read on for more about Holly, an excerpt & plus giveaway!         Meet Holly Smale ! Holly Smale is the author of Geek Girl , Model Misfit , Picture Perfect and All...
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Lauren
What a bright and lively cover! Also, the synopsis sounds juicy and drama-filled!
Friday, 12 February 2021 13:30
Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Saturday, 13 February 2021 23:32
Debra Branigan
What a attractive cover. The story sounds like a very cute and fun read.
Saturday, 27 February 2021 18:57
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Giveaway: Curls (Ruth Forman) ~ (US Only)

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   Curls (US Only) Author/Illustrator: Ruth Forman/Geneva Bowers Release Date: December 22nd, 2020 Publisher: Little Simon        About The Book A joyfully poetic board book that delivers an ode to African American girls and the beauty of their curls. Me Morning Mirror Smile Shine big hair love This simple,...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it to my twins!
Friday, 12 February 2021 11:49
Jana Leah
This book sounds fun & I'd like to share it with my niece.
Friday, 12 February 2021 14:15
Danielle Hammelef
Cute cover! This book sounds perfect to read and reread.
Saturday, 06 March 2021 11:23
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