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Author Chat with Andrea Young, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Andrea Young, Plus Giveaway!



YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book? Andrea Young: My latest book was my first book. What surprised me the most was how incredibly fun it was to write it! I would totally get into my characters and their lives and live it while putting it on paper....
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Linda Romer
Finny and the boy from horse mountain sounds great! I would love to read this book ♡ Thank you
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 12:15
stephanie bondlow
I love horses and used to ride English style. I really like the description of this book. It sounds wonderful, and I have a heart ... Read More
Sunday, 03 April 2016 02:35
Tammy Dalley
This sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win it
Thursday, 07 April 2016 08:29
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Press Release: RT Booklover's Convention--Teen Day

Press Release: RT Booklover's Convention--Teen Day




     
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Ebook Promo: The Jericho River

Ebook Promo: The Jericho River

  Limited Time $1.99 Discount, The Jericho River   From March 12 to March 19, 2016, Winifred Press is offering $1.99 e­book copies of The Jericho River, A Novel About the History of Western Civilization , by David W. Tollen!     A fantasy novel that’s also a history, The Jericho...
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It's Live!! First Chapter Reveal: INVISIBLE FAULT LINES by Kristen-Paige Madonia + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! First Chapter Reveal: INVISIBLE FAULT LINES by Kristen-Paige Madonia + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to reveal the first chapter for Kristen-Paige Madonia's INVISIBLE FAULT LINES, releasing May 3, 2016 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers . Below, you can read the chapter and enter the giveaway! Ready to see? Scroll, YABCers! Scroll! ... ... ... ... ......
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Kara S
This first chapter definitely has me hooked; thanks for introducing me to this great new release! --Kara S
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 19:03
Kathleen Pasqualini
So this book looks like it's going to be amazing. I really enjoyed this teaser chapter.
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 21:42
Gabrielle
It had me hooked for mor . Can't wait to read it.
Thursday, 17 March 2016 16:19
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Trailer Reveal: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Trailer Reveal: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children


In case you missed the news, the official trailer for Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children made its debut today, and it's, well...peculiar to say the least. So what happens when the phenomenal literary world of Ransom Riggs meets the fantastical film world of Tim Burton? Watch the trailer below to...
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Spotlight: The Skylighter by Becky Wallace, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight: The Skylighter by Becky Wallace, Plus Giveaway!





Today we're putting a spotlight on Becky Wallace's soon-to-be release novel, The Skylighter . Read on for more about Becky, her novels, a deleted scene from Book One:  The Storyspinner , and a giveaway!   Meet Becky Wallace! In second grade, Becky Wallace had to sit in the corner because she...
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Amber Dunigan
I love a good fantasy series, thank you for giving away both books.
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 01:00
Gabrielle
Sounds great. Can't wait to read them
Thursday, 17 March 2016 16:14
Zainab Jabak
So excited!! This series just provides a wonderful source of eagerness. I can't wait to read The Skylighter and find out what hap... Read More
Friday, 18 March 2016 01:31
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What's New in YA--March 15, 2016

What's New in YA--March 15, 2016






Are you wondering what's new in YA  today? Check out these wonderful  new  releases!     Seventeen-year-old Anouk has finally caught the break she’s been looking for—she’s been selected out of hundreds of other candidates to fly to France and help with the excavation of a vast, underground palace buried a...
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Staying Power--Alison McGhee & Kathi Appelt's Favorite Middle Grade Reads, Plus Giveaway

Staying Power--Alison McGhee & Kathi Appelt's Favorite Middle Grade Reads, Plus Giveaway





Here are a few of my favorite midde grade books that, once read, have stayed with me. I carry them around in my heart.--Alison McGhee     The Watsons Go to Birmingham , by Christopher Paul Curtis. I wish this book had been around when I was a little girl. Curtis...
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Danielle Hammelef
I love this author's work! And the art is beautiful! I'm so excited that these award winning artists teamed together for us to cre... Read More
Sunday, 03 April 2016 20:13
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Author Chat with Chandler Baker, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Chandler Baker, Plus Giveaway!



YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book? Chandler Baker: Which character would present themselves as the main character for Book 2! When I went into drafting Teen Frankenstein , we knew High School Horror 2 would be a companion, picking up the thread of another character in the...
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Amber Dunigan
Can't wait to read, I love it when classics get re-imagined.
Thursday, 10 March 2016 14:04
Kara S
Ever since I was a child reading R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike, I've loved "high school horror." Chandler Baker's particular in... Read More
Saturday, 12 March 2016 04:31
Gabrielle
Sounds like a great read!
Thursday, 17 March 2016 16:01
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Myths to Adore--Top 5 with Gloria Craw, Plus Giveaway!

Myths to Adore--Top 5 with Gloria Craw, Plus Giveaway!









  The Atlantis Rising Series takes inspiration from the myth of Atlantis as Plato wrote it. He described the island as lush with vegetation, meadows, and streams. The original inhabitants lived simple lives. They were unique because of the equality in their economics, government, and justice. Seeing this as a virtue,...
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Amber Dunigan
I've always been intrigued by the stories of atlantis. I bet this will be a great read.
Thursday, 10 March 2016 14:11
Gabrielle
Sounds very good.
Thursday, 17 March 2016 15:59
Linda Romer
I think Atlantis rising and Atlantis quest sound great and I love the covers ♡ Thank you
Monday, 21 March 2016 15:18
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