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ALSC Book Awards

ALSC Book Awards
  Yesterday ALSC posted their list of notable children's books in 2016 that are under consideration for awards. Whether you're looking for that next great read, or making sure your favorite bok made the list, you can find it HERE !
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The 100 Season 3 Trailer Reveal

The 100 Season 3 Trailer Reveal

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  Whether you're a long-time fan of Kass Morgan's  100  series, or fans of this amazing show, we're here to tell you The Cw's adaptation of The 100 is coming back with its third season, and it looks filled with more epic battles, heart, and everything else we've come to love...
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Spotlight on This Song Is Not For You by Laura Nowlin, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on This Song Is Not For You by Laura Nowlin, Plus Giveaway!
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  Today, we're spotlighting This Song Is Not For You .  Laura Nowlin's new release brings readers into the world of bands, music, and love. Read on for a sneak peek of this book and a chance to enter the giveaway!       But first, meet Laura.  Laura Nowlin holds a...
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Shadowhunters Trailer Reveal

Shadowhunters Trailer Reveal


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  Do you remember the last time Cassandra Clare's fantastic world was translated to film? In one week Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments will make its tv debut on Freeform, formerly ABC Family @ 9/8c.    If you're like any of us here at YABC you devoured Clare's books, and were maybe...
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Author Chat with Kelly Fiore & Brigid Kemmerer

Author Chat with Kelly Fiore & Brigid Kemmerer
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  So what happens when two authors write two completely different books with the same title? Well that's what we're going to find out today!   Kelly Fiore and Brigid Kemmerer are each releasing novels titled Thicker Than Water , and they've interviewd each other for YABC! Read below for more...
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CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
Thankfully the authors' names and ISBN numbers are different, so all should be well. Duplicate titles aren't all that rare, though... Read More
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 21:59
Susan T.
They seem like two very different books and yet the title fits for both of them so that's kind of neat!
Sunday, 17 January 2016 17:28
Kara S
What a fascinating literary enterprise! I love it!
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 06:32
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What's New in YA--January 5, 2016

What's New in YA--January 5, 2016
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!      The remarkable third novel in Sara B. Larson’s bestselling Defy series! At last, Alexa and King Damian are engaged to be married. But their lives are far from safe. The kingdom of Antion is...
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YABC's Best Books of 2015

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Our mission at YABC is to connect readers with their next favorite book. All year long, our staff reviewers read early review copies of children's books, middle grade, and YA. They post reviews and recommend books for the audiences that will love those titles. In 2015, our reviewers posted over 400...
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Trailer Reveal

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Trailer Reveal

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  If you're like us here at YABC, you've swooned over Mr. Darcy more than a few times, and you've also read countless tales of zombies. Maybe you even read the culmination of these two glorious things in  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.      Either way, we're excited (okay obsessed)...
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Love Letters to Literature #5

Love Letters to Literature #5
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  Dear Neil Gaiman,   I think the best thing I’ve learned from reading your books, is how powerful storytelling can be. Of course, being a writer, I know how important stories are. But there are times in my own writing that I forget how magical and memorable it can be...
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What's New in YA--December 29, 2015

What's New in YA--December 29, 2015
    Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!            Expelled from high school months shy of graduation—her acceptance to Columbia revoked due to vigilante justice gone awry—Kassandra Black is sent to work in her great-uncle Brian’s lab at Henley...
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