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School Days: Get Back-To-School Ready With this Mix of School-Themed Reads!
















  School Days: Get Back-To-School Ready With this Mix of School-Themed Reads!     Back-to-school season is upon us. I know, I know. We're not ready either! There will be no more sandy beaches, long-languid evenings, or summer-time fun with friends to look forward to. But, school can be cool too! Just think you'll...
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Press Release: Check Out These 11 Children's Books By Your Favorite Celebrities!!

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At the end of the long day, sometimes nothing beats curling up with your little one and reading them a bedtime story. Not only are children’s books a great way to explore visual learning, but they can also help strengthen reading skills and allow imaginations to soar. And while many picture...
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Featured Review: My Virtual Prince Charming (Maggie Dallen)

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About This Book: Some girls have a dream guy, but Suzie's ideal boyfriend is totally real. He’s just...virtual. Suzie doesn't need to see her online gaming buddy to know that he’s her perfect match. The problem lies in reality, AKA high school. Ever since a humiliating photo of her surfaced on...
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Author Chat with Sarah Henning (Sea Witch Rising), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Sarah Henning author of Sea Witch Rising.  Read on for more about Sarah and her book, plus an excerpt and an giveaway!          Meet Sarah Henning ! Sarah Henning is a recovering journalist who has worked for the Palm Beach Post...
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Man, the covers for these books are so gorgeous ?
Saturday, 24 August 2019 16:28
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Featured Review: Twelfth Knight (Jessica Bucher)

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About This Book: Where there’s love, there’s misery. Violet Noble loves a good challenge. That’s why her parents were so insistent on getting her and her twin brother, Sebastian, a scholarship to Shelfbrooke Academy. But when Sebastian bails on the plan, Violet is left alone in a strange land of rich...
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Spotlight on Stormrise (Jillian Boehme), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Stormrise by Jillian Boehme.  Read on for more about Jillian and her book, plus an giveaway!            Meet Jillian Boehme ! JILLIAN BOEHME is known to the online writing community as Authoress, hostess of Miss Snark’s First Victim, a blog for aspiring...
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Loving this cover ???
Saturday, 24 August 2019 16:29
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Featured Review: Gods Of Jade And Shadow (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)

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About This Book: The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore. The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Derek Milman (Swipe Right For Murder), 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 Derek Milman , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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I always enjoyed reading murder mysteries ?
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Author Chat with Rebekah Crane (Postcards For A Songbird), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Rebekah Crane author of Postcards For A Songbird.  Read on for more about Rebekah and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Rebekah Crane ! Rebekah Crane is the author of several critically acclaimed young-adult novels, including The Infinite Pieces of...
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What's New In YA ~ August 5th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Shy in Avon-upon-Kynt. And for eighteen years, Emmaline Watkins has feared that her future held just that: nothing. But when the head of the most admired fashion house...
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