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Kids Review: May Your Life Be Deliciosa (Michael Genhart)

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About This Book: A delicious and fortifying picture book inspired by the author’s family, featuring the Mexican tradition of holiday tamale-making “What is the recipe?” I ask. Abuela laughs. “It is in my heart, Rosie. I use mis ojos, my eyes, to measure. Mis manos, my hands, to feel. Mi boca,...
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Middle Grade Review: Miracle on 34th Street (Valentine Davies)

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About this book: Generations of believers in hope and goodwill have made Valentine Davies’ Miracle on 34th Street a treasured part of their holiday traditions. Millions of copies of this award-winning story have sold since its first publication in 1947, delighting readers of all ages. A facsimile edition of the book...
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Featured Review: If This Gets Out (Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich)

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About This Book: Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartthrobs in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, the pressure to...
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Sneak Peak Excerpt: If This Gets Out (Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich), Plus Giveaway! ~US ONLY

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Author photo Sophie Gonzales by Melbourne Actors Headshots
Cale Dietrich credit Shaye Beth
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Today we get a sneak peak at an excerpt from If This Gets Out by, Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich! Read on for more about Sophie & Cale, their book, and a giveaway!     Meet Sophie Gonzales ! SOPHIE GONZALES lives in Adelaide, Australia. When she isn’t writing, she can...
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Keia
I've heard so many good things about this one!
Sunday, 26 December 2021 19:53
April Books & Wine
This sounds captivating! I also love the illustrated cover - that is one of my favorite trends!
Tuesday, 28 December 2021 12:28
Avid Reader and Geek Girl
I LOVE the cover and am excited to read this book!
Wednesday, 29 December 2021 09:34
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WHAT'S NEW IN YA? DECEMBER 7, 2021

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WHAT'S NEW IN YA? DECEMBER 7, 2021     Out of the Fire (Andrea Contos) Publisher: ‎  Scholastic Press (December 7, 2021) Reading age: ‎  13 years and up Grade level: ‎  8 and up Sadie  meets  One of Us is Lying  in a mind-blowingly twisty, feminist thriller that will grab...
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YABC's 7th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza - Day 7! ~ (US Only)

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Welcome to YABC's 7th annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza! We're featuring some of the hottest titles of the year--perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!--with exciting prize packs every day for the first twelve days of December.  Giveaways are US only due to publishers' rights restrictions in...
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Kelly McCreery
These all look amazing!! The Violet Veil mystery looks SO fun!! Definitely adding that one to our family library! And thank you fo... Read More
Tuesday, 07 December 2021 22:19
Carolsue Ezovski
I am excited about Ribilicious because it looks like something my daughter would love to read! digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net... Read More
Thursday, 09 December 2021 01:47
Zachary Snyder
Books look awesome! Hope I win!
Sunday, 12 December 2021 12:25
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Kids Review: Fa-La-La Llama (Touch-and-Feel Board Book) (Joan Holub)

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About this Book: Get ready to deck the halls with these joyful, singing, colorful llamas in this whimsical board book, with touch-and-feel on every page! 'Tis the season to be jolly! Join this crew of llamas as they celebrate the season with joyful singing, twinkling tree lights, and cozy good cheer,...
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Middle Grade Review: The Dreamweavers (G.Z. Schmidt)

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About This Book: Twin siblings sneak into the emperor’s palace to break a curse in this Chinese folklore-inspired fantasy adventure set in the Ming Dynasty. Twins Mei and Yun can’t wait for the Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival, even though strange things keep happening in their village. A gloomy atmosphere has settled over...
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Featured Review: Out of the Fire (Andrea Contos)

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About This Book: We were like fire, the four of us. Catching each other's sparks until the flames grew, spread, raged beyond our control. We'll give them back the damage they left us with, burden them with the weight of our pain. We may be temporarily broken, but we will leave...
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Natalie Aguirre
Glad you enjoyed this one so much. I have it on hold at the library and can't wait to read it.
Tuesday, 07 December 2021 07:21
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ December 6, 2021

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Hello YABC'ers! Welcome to the weekly post by the Staff at YA Books Central called Current Reads Monday! We love everything bookish and just wanted to share with our readers what books we are currently reading and obsessing about! So check out what books the YABC Staff are currently reading below...
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