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Press Release--Kelly Clarkson Book Deal

Press Release--Kelly Clarkson Book Deal

    GLOBAL SUPERSTAR AND  GRAMMY AWARD WINNER KELLY CLARKSON SIGNS BOOK DEAL WITH HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS — RIVER ROSE AND THE MAGICAL LULLABY  publishes in the US on  October 4, 2016 — New York, NY (February 9, 2016)—HarperCollins Publishers announced today the acquisition of  Grammy Award winner  Kelly Clarkson’s first picture...
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Author Guest Post--Katherine Fleet

Author Guest Post--Katherine Fleet








  Five Secrets You Didn’t Know About Katherine Fleet   Hi, everyone! I’m Katherine Fleet, and I’m so excited to be here on YA Books Central. I’m the debut author of The Secret to Letting Go from Entangled Teen. It’s a YA contemporary set in a fictional town on the Gulf...
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Scholastic will publish the eighth Harry Potter book, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, on Harry's birthday--July 31, 2016. Check out all the details here.   Join the rest of the YA book world as we hyperventilate and mark our July calendars with shiny stars and lightning bolts!    
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SE-YA Book Fest Press Release

SE-YA Book Fest Press Release
  Young Adult Book Festival Launching in Rutherford Co.   MURFREESBORO, Tenn., January 25, 2016 – A one-of-a-kind book festival will connect area teens and the general public to authors of young adult literature with its launch in Murfreesboro March 11-12, 2016.   The details for the 2016 SE- YA in...
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Multicultural Children's Book Day--Featured Book Review--Hatshepsut of Egypt

Multicultural Children's Book Day--Featured Book Review--Hatshepsut of Egypt

Today we're sharing our book review of The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses: Hatshepsut of Egypt ! As part of Multicultural Children's Book Day, we were given the opportunity to read this fantastic book. Read on to find our review and more about Multicultural Children's Book Day!   The Mission :...
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Spotlight on Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh, Plus Giveaway!



  Today, we're spotlighting  Burning Midnight!  This new book is a contemporary thriller sure to keep you hooked all the way through. Read on for a guest post by Will McIntosh himself, and a chance to enter the giveaway!    But first, meet Will McIntosh!  WILL McINTOSH  is the author of...
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Kara S
I have been following this book and author from blog to blog because I am really enthused about reading this one! The storyline i... Read More
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 20:49
Linda Romer
Burning Midnight sounds awesome ♡ Love the cover! Thank you
Saturday, 27 February 2016 14:44
Vanessa Gayle
This book sounds awesome! And the cover looks so neat! I love the teal.
Monday, 29 February 2016 23:15
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What's New in YA--February 9, 2016

What's New in YA--February 9, 2016






  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase...
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YABC Book Haul - February 2016

YABC Book Haul - February 2016

This month the publishers of the world sent us ALL THE BOOKS! Enjoy the book haul. What are some of the titles you are looking forward to reading soon? 
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Buzzworthy Books - Winter 2016

Buzzworthy Books - Winter 2016

























There are SO MANY amazing books hitting the shelves this winter. Which 25 are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter to win one of the 8 books we're giving away! 1. THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine  - 2/16/16   A dark epic fantasy inspired...
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Emily
Salt to the Sea and A Tyranny of Petticoats are what I'm most interested in reading!
Sunday, 21 February 2016 00:58
Linda Romer
I want to read all these books ♡ I'm excited to start The Red Queen Series! Thank you
Saturday, 27 February 2016 21:16
Sam
Stars Above, Assassin's Heart and Tyranny of Petticoats!!
Saturday, 27 February 2016 22:44
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Giveaway: The Defiance Trilogy by CJ Redwine (US Only)

Giveaway: The Defiance Trilogy by CJ Redwine (US Only)



Defiance, Deception, and Deliverance by  C.J. Redwine Release Dates: 8/28/12, 8/27/13, 8/26/14   About the Books Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to...
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Linda Romer
The Defiance Trilogy sounds awesome ♡ and OMG the covers are breathtaking! Thank you
Thursday, 11 February 2016 22:12
Amber Dunigan
I think the covers of these books are very enticing. Love love love the fiery red hair of the girl. Can't wait to read this serie... Read More
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Dee Tee
I love how pretty and color coordinated it is on each cover. Definitely have had an eye on these books for a long time.... Read More
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 02:39
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