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What's New In YA? November 30, 2021

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What's New In YA? November 30, 2021     You'll Be the Death of Me (Karen M. McManus) Publisher: ‎  Delacorte Press (November 30, 2021) Reading age: ‎  14 - 17 years Lexile measure: ‎  HL750L Grade level: ‎  9 - 12 From the author of One of Us Is Lying...
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Kids Review: Hello, Friend / Hola, Amigo (Andrés Salguero)

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About This Book: Latin Grammy Award-winning children's musical duo 123 Andrés brings us a bilingual friendship song in board book form! This fun, bouncy bilingual song from 123 Andrés' Grammy Award-winning album is brought to life in a whole new way that's perfect for storytime sharing! Sara Palacios animates this popular...
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Middle Grade Review: Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm (Lori Adams)

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About This Book: Avalina Jones, the Last Heir of the infamous pirate Davy Jones, has never heard of Sea Magic, flying dinghies, Pirate Heir schoolships, phantom islands, undead pirates, or creatures called Half Ones. And she has never understood her strange connection to water. But when a beautiful woman arrives in...
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Featured Review: Fat Angie: Homecoming (e.E. Charlton-Trujillo)

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About This Book: With unexpected internet fame, two people vying for her heart, an all-girl band, and coming to terms with her parents’ failures, Angie comes home to herself in a rewarding finale. After hitting the road with her friends last summer and taking the stage to sing her heart out...
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ November 29, 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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Featured Review: As If On Cue (Marisa Kanter)

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About This Book: A pair of fierce foes are forced to work together to save the arts at their school in this swoony YA enemies-to-lovers romance that fans of Jenny Han and Morgan Matson are sure to adore. Lifelong rivals Natalie and Reid have never been on the same team. So...
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Middle Grade Review: The Legend of Auntie Po (Shing Yin Khor)

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About this Book: Part historical fiction, part fable, and 100 percent adventure. Thirteen-year-old Mei reimagines the myths of Paul Bunyan as starring a Chinese heroine while she works in a Sierra Nevada logging camp in 1885. Aware of the racial tumult in the years after the passage of the Chinese Exclusion...
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Kids Review: See the Dog: Three Stories About a Cat (David LaRochelle)

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About This Book: What happens when a cat tries to be a dog? With this second wry primer, the creators of See the Cat return to demonstrate that standing in for a friend can be trickier than expected. The dog is sick today, but have no fear—the cat is happy to...
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Kids Review: Clayton Parker Really Really REALLY Has to Pee (Cinco Paul)

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About This Book: From the screenwriter behind family favorites like Despicable Me and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax comes a hilarious, rhyming picture book romp about knowing when to GO Clayton Parker can’t wait for his field trip to the zoo. When his teacher encourages the class to go before they go...
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Middle Grade Review: The Ash House (Angharad Walker)

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About This Book: An unsettling, gripping middle grade debut about searching for a sense of belonging in the wrong places, and the bravery it takes to defy those who seek to control us. This is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children meets Lord of the Flies for fans of Neil Gaiman...
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