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Giveaway: THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE (US & Canada)

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The Center of the Universe (US and Canada) by: Ria Voros Release Date: April 2, 2019 Publisher: KCP Loft   About the Book: A gripping mystery about the gravitational force between mothers and daughters. Grace Carter’s mother — the celebrity news anchor GG Carter — is everything Grace is not. GG...
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Sara Zielinski
I think this book has a great cover.
Friday, 12 April 2019 14:48
Kylie
This book cover is gorgeous! I am looking forward to devouring this one!
Friday, 12 April 2019 16:37
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis very intriguing. This book is going on my to read list.
Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:08
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Author Chat with Michael Moreci (We Are Mayhem), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Michael Moreci author of We Are Mayhem.  Read on for more about Michael, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Michael Moreci ! Michael Moreci is a comics author and novelist. His current comic series, Wasted Space, has been hailed as one...
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John
I've been meaning to find a novel about ragtag misfits!
Saturday, 13 April 2019 08:48
Danielle Hammelef
The action-packed cover matches this exciting novel's premise.
Thursday, 09 May 2019 14:47
Dan Denman
The cover is colorful and cool. This sounds like a good science fiction adventure.
Friday, 10 May 2019 10:49
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Giveaway - ALADDIN: FAR FROM AGRABAH (US Only)

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Disney Book Group is partnering with YA Books Central for this giveaway!   Aladdin: Far from Agrabah (US Only) by: Aisha Saeed Release Date: April 2, 2019 Publisher: Disney Book Group     About the Book: This stunning original novel is an all-new story set in the world of the new...
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John
Sounds like a wonderful trip to the casbah store!
Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:09
Kacie
So excited! The cover is fantastic! I've always loved Aladdin and I can't wait for the movie as well.
Sunday, 14 April 2019 21:48
Penny Olson
The cover is amazing and the book sounds like one great big adventure.
Monday, 15 April 2019 23:33
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Author Chat with Amanda Marin (North To Nara), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Amanda Marin author of North To Nara.  Read on for more about Amanda, plus an excerpt and an giveaway!          Meet Amanda Marin ! When Amanda was a child, her father traveled frequently for business, always bringing her back a book...
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John
Sounds like a swell dystopian fantasy!
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 17:38
Candice Gigous
The cover is pretty. The synopsis is very interesting. Sounds like an awesome read.
Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:11
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is pretty. The synopsis sounds emotional and suspenseful.
Sunday, 05 May 2019 18:27
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Author Chat with Melanie Weiss (Spoken), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Melanie Weiss author of Spoken.  Read on for more about Melanie, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Melanie Weiss ! Melanie Weiss is a debut Young Adult novelist excited to introduce Spoken to readers of all ages (13 and up). She worked...
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Erin
I cant wait to read this book! I love the cover design... like a mic on a stage. The blurb sounds great... I cant wait to see how ... Read More
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 14:00
Danielle Hammelef
The cover design is clever and fits this book well. I'm excited to get to know this character as the synopsis sounds emotional.... Read More
Sunday, 05 May 2019 18:21
Penny Olson
The cover is cool and the synopsis describes a creative coming of age story.
Monday, 06 May 2019 23:44
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Giveaway: MINE. YOURS. (US Only)

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MINE. YOURS. (US Only) by: Diane Arnold Release Date: April 2, 2019 Publisher: Kids Can Press   About the Book: A sweet and funny story about sharing, friendship and belonging. When Little Panda startles Big Panda awake inside his den, Big Panda crankily declares, “Mine.” Then he puts Little Panda outside,...
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John
The watercolor art is so well done!
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:48
Cathy Mealey
Love the pandas and the splash of color in the kite!
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:01
Victoria Scott
I think the cover is adorable and the story is great! A must-read for all children!
Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:43
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Robert Cochran (The Sword and The Dagger), 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 Robert Cochran,  YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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John
Rousing tales of adventure and romance are always pretty good!
Monday, 08 April 2019 18:50
Stephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer
this sounds so interesting!
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 07:40
Kacie
The cover immediately caught my eye. This sounds like it's going to be a great book!
Sunday, 14 April 2019 21:41
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Spotlight on The Point (John Dixon), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  The Point  by John Dixon.  Read on for more about John and his book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet  John Dixon !  John Dixon’s Phoenix Island and Devil’s Pocket won back-to-back Bram Stoker Awards and inspired the CBS TV series Intelligence. A former boxer, teacher, and stonemason,...
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John
If a misfit can't be turned into a hero I-just-don't-know-what!
Friday, 05 April 2019 21:34
Penny Olson
I like the cover. The story sounds intriguing and suspenseful.
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:11
Danielle Hammelef
I like the mysterious cover. This book sounds thrilling and suspenseful.
Thursday, 02 May 2019 18:14
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Giveaway: ALWAYS SMILE (US & Canada)

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ALWAYS SMILE (US & Canada) by: Alice Kuipers Release Date: May 7, 2019 Publisher: KCP Loft   About the Book: A tribute to the life and legacy of extraordinary teen Carley Allison. Not long ago, seventeen-year-old Carley Allison had it all. She was on the edge of fame as a singer...
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Emily
I know this book will make me cry but I want to read!
Monday, 08 April 2019 15:36
Danielle Hammelef
I love the cover which is perfect for this inspirational book.
Thursday, 02 May 2019 18:12
Dan Denman
The book cover grabs your attention. This story sounds powerful and emotional.
Friday, 03 May 2019 11:01
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Giveaways: BEASTLY PUZZLES (US Only)

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BEASTLY PUZZLES (US Only) by: Rachel Poliquin Release Date: May 7, 2019 Publisher: Kids Can Press   About the Book: A truly one-of-a-kind book. What animal is made up of three billiard balls, five feather dusters and dinosaur feet? … An ostrich, of course! In this book, young readers are asked...
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John
Cool animals should make for beastly puzzles!
Friday, 05 April 2019 21:32
Jana Leah
This book looks really cute. I know my niece will love it.
Sunday, 07 April 2019 12:16
Penny Olson
The cover is really cute. This book sounds like a lot of fun.
Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:54
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