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Author Chat with MG Hennessey (The Echo Park Castaways), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with MG Hennessey author of The Echo Park Castaways .  Read on for more about MG, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet MG Hennessey ! USA TODAY bestselling author Olivia Wildenstein grew up in New York City, the daughter of...
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Spotlight on Screen Queens (Lori Goldstein), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein.  Read on for more about Lori and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Lori Goldstein!   Lori Goldstein, former journalist and current author and editor has a bachelor's in journalism and previously worked for technology publications in the...
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Delaney
This cover is so fun and the synopsis sounds like a book right up my alley.
Monday, 01 July 2019 09:35
Candice Gigous
The cover is colorful. The synopsis is very interesting. I love The Bold Type and I am excited about this book.
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 11:27
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Pre-Order Kickoff & Giveaway for The Miraculous (Jess Redman)! ~ (US Only)

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INTRODUCTION TO PRE-ORDER CAMPAIGN LAUNCH POST WITH VIDEO LINKS:   Hi, YABC readers! Today, I’m launching the pre-order campaign for my middle-grade magical contemporary THE MIRACULOUS! THE MIRACULOUS is a story about a miracle-collecting boy, a cape-wearing girl, a maybe-witch in a maybe-magical house, and a journey filled with adventure, friendship,...
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Acacia hary
Very good video, with lots of interesting and interesting details. I really like your share, hope that you will have many interest... Read More
Saturday, 22 June 2019 03:37
Kate Merolla
Wow, what a lovely cover! And honestly I just have some random impressions to share regarding it. First, its coloring, the charact... Read More
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 07:44
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Cora Carmack (Rage), 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 Cora Carmack , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Ava
This series looks so good!! I’m so excited to read it
Thursday, 20 June 2019 14:40
Lily M.
Love the covers for these books ?
Friday, 21 June 2019 23:47
Linda Leonard
Really like the cover and title. The clouds and fire do seem to invoke a storm brewing as well as the rage of a fire. Love how C... Read More
Sunday, 23 June 2019 09:35
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Giveaway: MINECRAFT: THE LOST JOURNALS (US & Canada)

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Minecraft: The Lost Journals (US & Canada) by: Mur Lafferty Release Date: July 9, 2019 Publisher: Del Rey Books   About the Book: Max and Alison are proof that differences don’t stand in the way of friendship. Max is always on the lookout for a new adventure—even if it means getting...
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Renee Moore
What a great giveaway!
Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:31
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is fun. The promised friendship story also sounds like an enjoyable read.
Sunday, 07 July 2019 13:08
Debra Branigan
Good looking cover for this age group. The reads sounds perfect for intended target.
Monday, 08 July 2019 08:08
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Author Chat with Amber Smith (Something Like Gravity), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Amber Smith author of Something Like Gravity.  Read on for more about Amber, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Amber Smith ! Amber Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novels The Way I Used to Be, The Last...
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KM
I love Amber Smith's books, so I'm excited for this one.
Friday, 14 June 2019 00:25
KylaMarshall
When I first learned English, I also found it difficult to write a complete sentence. But then, I learned to write through the sty... Read More
Friday, 14 June 2019 21:53
Emily
This looks so good! ❤️❤️❤️
Monday, 17 June 2019 14:13
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Spotlight on The Root Of Magic (Kathleen Benner Duble), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Root Of Magic by Kathleen Benner Duble.  Read on for more about Kathleen and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Kathleen Benner Duble!   Kathleen Benner Duble is a critically acclaimed and award-winning author of many historical novels for...
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phamyen
I loved the way you discuss the topic great work thanks for the share Your informative post. pogo games play... Read More
Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:18
Renee Moore
Such a cute cover! Would love to read this.
Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:35
Acacia hary
I like reading the book you share. with lots of interesting and interesting facts. The book left me many insightful projects. Word... Read More
Monday, 24 June 2019 00:00
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Author Chat with Robin D Mahle (The Fractured Empire), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Robin D Mahle author of The Fractured Empire.  Read on for more about Robin, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Robin D Mahle ! The name Robin D. Mahle represents a dynamic husband and wife storytelling team. They've travelled...
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Renee Moore
Sounds like a great book! Love the cover.
Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:33
Linda Leonard
Love the hilt on the sword as back as background colors. It gives a mystical feel.
Thursday, 20 June 2019 11:55
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis is very intriguing. Sounds like a thrilling series.
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 11:31
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Giveaway: National Geographic Prize Pack (US Only)

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Excited about Shark Week? Ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing? Want to avoid summer "Brain Drain"?!   Check out this giveaway for middle grade STEAM titles from National Geographic Kids!   National Geographic Prize Pack (US Only)   Authors: Anita Silvey David Aguilar Sarah Wassner Flynn Jessica...
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John
"What do you do to stop Summer "Brain Drain"?" Work! Agonizing, relentless toil!
Friday, 14 June 2019 16:30
Emily
I read more!
Monday, 17 June 2019 14:08
Penny Olson
Lots of reading and visits to zoos, aquariums and National Parks.
Sunday, 30 June 2019 23:05
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Author Of The Week: Spotlight on Jennifer Armentrout (Storm & Fury), & Giveaway!

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! This week we are featuring an YA author and highlighting her upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!         Introducing  Jennifer Armentrout , YABC's Author of the Week!! #...
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