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Giveaway: Win a Complete “Keeper of the Lost Cities” Book Series!

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Looking for a new fantasy series to fall in love with this summer? Join the  Keeper of the Lost Cities  Series Readalong! Simon Kids and author Shannon Messenger are hosting an online readalong, reading one book from the series each week for seven weeks, this June to July! The Keeper of...
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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
Danielle Hammelef
I love the artsy cover! The synopsis sounds emotional.
Saturday, 03 August 2019 18:12
Rayyan
The cover is so interesting to look at and has so many different features. I love how he takes a journey to find himself and I can... Read More
Monday, 05 August 2019 21:34
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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
Danielle Hammelef
I enjoy the cover and the synopsis sounds emotional and unique.
Saturday, 03 August 2019 18:14
Debra Branigan
The cover is attractive and the synopsis sounds quite suspenseful. Best wishes on the new release.
Sunday, 11 August 2019 21:20
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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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John
I read the first two books, and I will have to read this!
Friday, 19 July 2019 10:59
Danielle Hammelef
I've read the previous books and love that the covers all go together. This sounds fun to read too.
Saturday, 03 August 2019 18:09
Zachary Snyder
I love this series, hope I win a copy!
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 13:13
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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...
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Danielle Hammelef
The cover is amazing and perfect for this fun and educational book on one of my favorite subjects.
Saturday, 03 August 2019 18:11
Debra Branigan
The cover is great and the information sounds very interesting. I already have this in my cart!
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 15:06
Dan Denman
The book cover is fun. This story sounds interesting and informative.
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 10:16
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Author Chat with Chad Alan Gibbs (Two Like Me and You), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Chad Alan Gibbs author of Two Like Me and You.  Read on for more about Chad and his book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Chad Alan Gibbs ! Chad Alan Gibbs lives in Auburn, Alabama with his wife, two sons, two...
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Dan Denman
I like the arrangement on the book cover. This sounds like a fun story with two good storylines going on.
Friday, 02 August 2019 10:17
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is cute and fun. This sounds hilarious and charming.
Saturday, 03 August 2019 18:06
Debra Branigan
The cover is sweet and this sounds like a delightful read. Best wishes on your novel.
Monday, 05 August 2019 18:50
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Rory Power (Wilder Girls), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!       Introducing Rory Power , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! Can't wait to read this book!
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 09:10
vanessa
I really love this cover! I'm excited to read this book.
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 16:29
Candice Gigous
The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis is captivating. Sounds like a thrilling read!
Thursday, 01 August 2019 07:54
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Author Chat with Erin Bowman (Immunity), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Erin Bowman author of Immunity.  Read on for more about Erin and her book, plus an excerpt and an giveaway!          Meet Erin Bowman ! Erin Bowman used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she...
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Dianna G.
This series sounds so good! It's on my wishlist. Love that mysterious cover.
Monday, 08 July 2019 10:37
Candice Gigous
The cover is very cool. The synopsis makes me want to read more. This duology is going on my to-read list.
Thursday, 01 August 2019 07:55
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Author Chat with Sam J Miller (Destroy All Monsters), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Sam J Miller author of Destroy All Monsters.  Read on for more about Sam, plus an interview and an giveaway!        Meet Sam J Miller ! Sam J. Miller lives in New York City now, but grew up in a small town...
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