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Holly Bodger Press Release

Holly Bodger Press Release


  THIS JUST IN!   Holly Bodger, author of 5 TO 1, has released the FREE  eNovella THE OTHER ONE!     Click  here  to read now, and  please feel free to share on social media!   THE OTHER ONE gives Surina’s perspective on the first day of her sister’s Tests, showing that...
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Multicultural Children's Book Day Press Release

Multicultural Children's Book Day Press Release


  MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY LOOKING TO BREAK NEW RECORD - SURPASS 26 MILLION SHARES Raab Associates Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCCBD)  is just two years old, but founders Mia Wenjen and Valerie Budayr have achieved tremendous success and online support for diversity awareness. They’ve put thousands of free books into...
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YALSA's 2016 Best Fiction For Young Adults

YALSA's 2016 Best Fiction For Young Adults
  2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults     This year's list features 64 titles. The members of the Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee  are Laurie Bartz, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville, Wisconsin; Elizabeth Bast, Starbuck Middle School, Racine WI; Julia Casas, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA; Shelley M....
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What's New in YA--January 19, 2016

What's New in YA--January 19, 2016
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!           After helping to rescue Princess Aislynn, Elanor has finally rejoined the rebel camp she calls home. Stolen from her parents at a young age and forced into service by the Wicked...
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The 5th Wave Trailer Reveal

The 5th Wave Trailer Reveal

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  With the release of The 5th Wave at the end of this week, we wanted to share the trailer, and share our love for this soon-to-be YA adaptation!!       What are you most looking forward to in this film? Let us know in the comments below!
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2016 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Press Release

2016 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Press Release
Association of Jewish Libraries

  www.jewishlibraries.org     2016 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced by Association of Jewish Libraries Lesléa Newman and Amy June Bates, author and illustrator of  Ketzel, the Cat who Composed , Aharon Appelfeld, Philippe Dumas and Jeffrey M. Green, author, illustrator and translator of  Adam and Thomas , and Laura Amy...
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THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine: Map Reveal, Pre-order Campaign, & Giveaway (International)

THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine: Map Reveal, Pre-order Campaign, & Giveaway (International)
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Today we're excited to kick off the pre-order campaign for C.J. Redwine's highly anticipated THE SHADOW QUEEN (hits shelves 2/16/16)! If you love your fairy tales dark and dangerous, this one is for you.  First, a note from C.J.   Hi YABCers! I'm thrilled to announce that I've partnered with my...
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Agnieszka
Love the cover, and the synopsis is intriguing! Can't wait to give this a go! ... Read More
Friday, 15 January 2016 00:35
Vivien
So in love with the cover!!!!! I am so excited for another book from C.J. ... Read More
Friday, 15 January 2016 18:20
Sky
Ever since I first heard about this book I was excited. And then I seen the cover and read the synopsis and now I can't freaking w... Read More
Saturday, 16 January 2016 02:17
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Spotlight on See How They Run by Ally Carter, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on See How They Run by Ally Carter, Plus Giveaway!
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  Today, we're spotlighting  S ee How They Run (Embassy Row, Book Two ). Ally Carter's 's new release brings readers back into the world of Embassy Row. Read on for a sneak peek of this book and a chance to enter the giveaway!     But first, meet Ally. Ally Carter...
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I keep hearing great things about this series, so I'm finally gonna snatch this opportunity to win! Thank you for this. Cheers, ... Read More
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 02:27
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What's New in YA--January 12, 2016

What's New in YA--January 12, 2016
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!          Connor’s grandmother leaves his dad a letter when she dies, and the letter’s confession shakes their tight-knit Italian-American family: The man who raised Dad is not his birth father. But the only...
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Summer
Great picks for this week! You definitely should have included, "The Killing Jar" by Jennifer Bosworth. It's a riveting that keep... Read More
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 18:25
Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Thank you so much for the recommendations! We're definitely adding them to our What's New list!
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 10:54
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Clean Reads

Clean Reads
  We know it can be difficult as a parent, teacher, librarian, etc. to sometimes find books for younger or more sensitive readers. That is why, with the help of our very own C.J. Redwine, we're giving a list that is a great starting point for some of our favorite YA...
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