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#ReadISLA Campaign

#ReadISLA Campaign
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Hello Fellow YABCers! I am BEYOND excited that YABC was asked to participate in the #ReadISLA campaign as we eagerly await, ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER , the third companion novel in Stephanie Perkins' ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS series!   From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit...
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Sasha Shamblen
Gahhhhhhhhhhhh Im really excited for this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... Read More
Thursday, 03 July 2014 00:56
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Ten Reasons To Go To Book Expo Of America

Ten Reasons To Go To Book Expo Of America


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Ten Reasons To Go To Book Expo of America   1. The People. These are your people, your tribe, your clan, your sparkly unicorns, WHATEVER you call them. They are yours and you get to spend three days bonding with them!   2. The Authors. There is an entire section of...
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Tiffany
Haha! I love number 10! But this is a great list! Enjoyed reading it! And bags are very hard to resist!
Sunday, 08 June 2014 10:37
Jessica Jackson
I really wish that I can go to BEA at some point in the future! It sounds like an amazing experience! Right now, I feel like it's ... Read More
Sunday, 08 June 2014 12:29
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Very Bad Things by Susan McBride + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Very Bad Things by Susan McBride + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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  Welcome to today's cover reveal, YABCers! Today we're celebrating the cover for VERY BAD THINGS by Susan McBride, releasing October 14, 2014 from  Delacorte Press . Before we get to the cover, here's a message from Susan:   If you could see me now, you’d be watching me do a...
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Susan McBride
Thank you so much, YABC, for letting me reveal my cover for Very Bad Things here! You guys rock!!! Cheers, Susan... Read More
Thursday, 16 January 2014 12:18
Teresa Salvatore
I'm very excited to hear about "Very Bad Things"! The cover is beautiful and I can't wait to get my grabby hands on a copy! I love... Read More
Thursday, 16 January 2014 14:11
Teresa Salvatore
I'm very excited to hear about "Very Bad Things"! The cover is beautiful and I can't wait to get my grabby hands on a copy! I love... Read More
Thursday, 16 January 2014 14:11
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Winners Announced!! 2013 YABC Choice Awards

Winners Announced!! 2013 YABC Choice Awards
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  The votes have been tabulated and the winners are announced below. Thanks to all who voted! Congrats, authors and publishers! (Feel free to right-click and save your award badge to use on your website.)       PICTURE BOOKS     Best Picture Book 2013    Congrats to these runners...
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Nov13670
Nice choices!
Friday, 17 January 2014 15:15
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Halloween Giveaway: Between the Spark and the Burn by April Tucholke

Halloween Giveaway: Between the Spark and the Burn by April Tucholke
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  Boo! Today we're celebrating the beautiful cover of BETWEEN THE SPARK AND THE BURN by April Tucholke, available August 2014 from Dail/Penguin, with a CREEPTASTIC Halloween giveaway! The cover is so creepy and pretty, I can't wait to show it to you. But before we get to the goods, here's...
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Alyssa
I LOVE the snow! And the font is different this time but just as beautiful. DEVIL is one of my favourite covers and the sequel is ... Read More
Thursday, 31 October 2013 12:30
Rachel Patrick
I am TOTALLY DIGGING THIS COVER. I LOVE the setting--totally not what I expected, when you compare it to DEVIL's cover. This is go... Read More
Thursday, 31 October 2013 12:33
Lori
This cover is even more hauntingly gorgeous than the first book. Cannot wait to get my hands on it!
Thursday, 31 October 2013 13:17
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Harlequin Teen Reveals New Project From Julie Kagawa

Harlequin Teen Reveals New Project From Julie Kagawa

YABC'ers, I have some EXCITING news to share!   Last night, Harlequin Teen held an exclusive preview party in NYC where they featured Jennifer L. Armentrout's, WHITE HOT KISS and a super seekrit reveal from Julie Kagawa. Unfortunately, neither Mandy nor myself were able to attend, BUT Lisa Wray, Harlequin Teen...
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Interview with Sara Polsky, author of THIS IS HOW I FIND HER + Giveaway! (US Only)

Interview with Sara Polsky, author of THIS IS HOW I FIND HER + Giveaway! (US Only)
About Sara Sara Polsky’s debut YA novel, This Is How I Find Her , will be published by Albert Whitman in fall 2013. Her fiction has appeared in Fictitious Force and Behind the Wainscot. She is represented by Suzie Townsend.   Sara is a writer and editor at Curbed NY ,...
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Vivien
What book would we find on your bedside table right now? Cracked by Eliza Crewe
Friday, 27 September 2013 18:17
Jessica Harrington
I read Ocd love story awhile ago. I'm interested in OCD and I really enjoyed the book.
Monday, 30 September 2013 20:37
Agustina Gonzalez
I also like baking!
Thursday, 03 October 2013 13:20
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Do you want to be a part of the YABC Team? Now's your chance!

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Do you spend most of every day reading? Are you dying to tell others about what you've read? Does the following info graphic explain your life in an eerie and uncanny way?  Then you might be just the person we need on the YABC Team!    We are currently looking for...
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Giveaway: Zero Tolerance by by Claudia Mills (US Only)

Giveaway: Zero Tolerance by by Claudia Mills (US Only)
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  Zero Tolerance By  Claudia Mills Release Date:  June 18, 2013 Seventh-grader Sierra Shepard has always been the perfect student, so when she sees that she accidentally brought her mother's lunch bag to school, including a paring knife, she immediately turns in the knife at the school office. Much to her...
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Angela Critics
The school's zero tolerance weapons policy
Friday, 06 September 2013 09:59
alicia marie
Her school's zero tolerance policy on weapons
Friday, 06 September 2013 20:46
Anne Gallick
perhaps it's about her own zero tolerance policy towards the "bad" boy
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 11:53
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Giveaway: Two Lies and a Spy by Kat Carlton (US Only)

Giveaway: Two Lies and a Spy by Kat Carlton (US Only)
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  Two Lies and a Spy By Kat Carlton On Sale September 3, 2013   When sixteen-year-old Kari’s dad sends her an unexpected text, she and her brother immediately go into hiding. Because when your parents are superspies and your dad declares a Code Black, it can only mean something bad....
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Sandra Lam
I'd choose Magnus Bane (a character from Cassandra Clare's series) to be on my spy team because I think he can get me out of any t... Read More
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 19:53
Zinia
I would choose Cinder from the Lunar Chronicles because she would remain calm in difficult situations. Besides she is super smart ... Read More
Thursday, 05 September 2013 01:11
Agustina Gonzalez
I would chose Hermione Ganger (Harry Potter series) for smarts, Cinder (Lunar Chronicles) for mechanic situations, and Rose (Vam... Read More
Friday, 06 September 2013 11:36
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