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What's New in YA--April 19, 2016

What's New in YA--April 19, 2016










  Are you wondering what's new in YA  today? Check out these wonderful  new  releases!     Juliana Telford is not your average nineteenth-century young lady. She’s much more interested in researching ladybugs than marriage, fashionable dresses, or dances. So when her father sends her to London for a season, she’s...
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Spotlight on Emerge, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on Emerge, Plus Giveaway!




  Today we're putting a spotlight on Tobie Easton's novel,  Emerge . Read on for more about Tobie, her debut novel, an excerpt, behind the scenes video, plus a giveaway!         Meet Emerge ! Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid but she's never lived in the ocean. War...
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Kathleen Pasqualini
I'm in love with this stunning cover. Also I love that it lets us explore the world of The Little Mermaid more.
Monday, 18 April 2016 18:35
Cali M.
Thanks for the giveaway; I want to really read this book. I am a big fan of mermaids and mermaid books are a must read for me. ... Read More
Monday, 18 April 2016 21:35
CheReeYah Moore
I like the cover and I think that it would be awesome to read it sounds interesting.
Friday, 29 April 2016 11:13
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Press Release: Ransom Riggs to Publish TALES OF THE PECULIAR

Press Release: Ransom Riggs to Publish TALES OF THE PECULIAR

  RANSOM RIGGS, #1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE MISS PEREGRINE SERIES, TO PUBLISH  TALES OF THE PECULIAR  ON ‘LOOP DAY’ IN SEPTEMBER 2016   Cover design and interior illustrations by acclaimed artist Andrew Davidson   April 14, 2016 (New York, NY)—On  September 3, 2016  Penguin Young Readers will...
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Author Chat with Django Wexler, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Django Wexler, Plus Giveaway!



YABC:  What surprised you most while writing your latest book? Django Wexler: I've started writing the fourth Forbidden Library book, the sequel to The Palace of Glass . There's a bit at the beginning when most of the characters who've turned up in the series so far end up in the...
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stephanie bondlow
This book sounds exciting! I love your answers to the questions! The cover looks amazing!
Saturday, 30 April 2016 18:20
Danielle Hammelef
Wow! This book and the series has everything I love--a strong, smart heroine, action, adventure, magic. This sounds really excitin... Read More
Saturday, 07 May 2016 18:02
Dan Denman
I like the cover and description of the book. It sounds like a good story with characters I will like.
Friday, 13 May 2016 08:56
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THE JUNGLE BOOK - Review

THE JUNGLE BOOK - Review

The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, hit the road to give their review of the new live-action version of THE JUNGLE BOOK.  Check it out! Who is your favorite JUNGLE BOOK character? 
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Author Chat with Kaitlyn Narvaza

Author Chat with Kaitlyn Narvaza


Interview Contributed by Angela Blount   Greetings, YABC! Today we are pleased to welcome webcomic author and artist, Kaitlyn Narvaza (a.k.a. Intantmiso). Her debut YA graphic novel, Where Tangents Meet, has been viewed over 9 million times since it released in April of 2015. Kaitlyn’s latest project, Siren’s Lament, is a...
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Author Chat with Jesse Jordan

Author Chat with Jesse Jordan


YABC:  What surprised you most while writing your latest book?   Jesse Jordan: I was surprised how much James’s story became about other stories. They just kept popping up—drawings and footnotes and history and imagined history, fairytales and religious tales and books and movies—the more I wrote the more other stories...
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Trailer Reveal: The Jungle Book

Trailer Reveal: The Jungle Book

Whether you are a long time fan of Rudyard Kipling's novel, well-versed in Disney's upbeat "Bear Necessities," or waiting to experience this story for the first time tomorrow, we're here to give you one last glimpse at The Jungle Book before it officially makes its debut!     What has you...
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Author Chat with James Dashner

Author Chat with James Dashner



Interview Contributed by Nanouk, Staff Reviewer   Last week I got the chance to interview  James Dashner  at the Paleis Hotel in The Hague. He was in the Netherlands for two days. On Wednesday he did a book signing at Paagman (book shop) and on Thursday he did interviews. My interview...
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HOW TO BE A CO­AUTHOR (AKA WORK­WIFE)--Cam Baity & Benny Zelkowicz, Plus Giveaway!

HOW TO BE A CO­AUTHOR (AKA WORK­WIFE)--Cam Baity & Benny Zelkowicz, Plus Giveaway!






  THE BOOKS OF ORE trilogy is a labor of love for us. Our dream of a world of living metal first hatched in 2006, and since then, we’ve both sacrificed a great deal and invested tremendous amounts of blood, sweat, and tears to make it a reality. As we approach...
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stephanie bondlow
I think these books sound amazing. I can't wait to read them.
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 17:43
Danielle Hammelef
These books sound action packed and full of twists and turns. So exciting to find a new series to read!
Saturday, 07 May 2016 17:51
Dan Denman
I like the book covers. I think that I will like the plot and the characters of the books. I can't wait to read these books!... Read More
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 09:52
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