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Author Top 5 with Julia Durango

Author Top 5 with Julia Durango
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  Today we welcome Julia Durango to YABC! Julia's new book, The Leveller ,  is a fast-paced story that launches readers and characters into a vitural-reality gaming world! We can't wait to read it! But until then, Julia is sharing a little bit about her, the book, and the top five...
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Ashley
Super lame answer, but I'd love to live in the original Sim City game for Nintendo. ... Read More
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 17:51
Claire Wycoff
I would probably live in one of the sims games since you don't have to fight for your life or anything.
Saturday, 04 July 2015 02:24
Hannah
I would love to live in a Lego Harry Potter game they are so ridiculously fun
Sunday, 05 July 2015 11:56
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Finding Camp Half Blood and More!

Finding Camp Half Blood and More!
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  Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer   I still can't believe it has been ten years since Percy Jackson found his way into the hearts of readers. With the help of Disney-Hyperion, I get to discover the magic of Camp Half Blood all over again and now...
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Author Top 5 with Kris Dinnison

Author Top 5 with Kris Dinnison
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  Today we welcome Kris Dinnison to YABC! Kris's new book, You and Me and Him will make it's debut July 7th! This contemporary read follows the style of both Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan, and we can't wait to read it! But until then, Kris is sharing a little bit...
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Lucy Magat
One of the songs on the playlist for "You and Me and Him?" is One Way or Another by Blondie ... Read More
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 16:10
Shannon Mizikoski
Love is a Battlefield
Friday, 10 July 2015 18:28
Audrey
All of Me by Billie Holiday
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 09:07
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What's New in YA

What's New in YA
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       A luminous YA love story that evokes Judy Blume's Forever for a new generation. Sarah—Bean to her friends and family—is an aspiring astronomer and champion mathlete. She lives behind her beloved telescope, with...
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Lola and Tattletale Zeke: Author Interview and Giveaway

Lola and Tattletale Zeke: Author Interview and Giveaway
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  Today we are excited to welcome both Marcia Goldman and her furry friend, Lola, to YABC!  Lola and Tattletale Zeke  is Marcia's third book documenting adventures with Lola, a certified therapy dog!   We wanted to know a bit more about Marcia and Lola so one of our lovely staff...
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Renee Grandinetti
Looks good.
Monday, 27 July 2015 00:26
Stephanie Hughes
Me me me
Monday, 27 July 2015 21:14
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Me And Earl And The Dying Girl - Drive Through Movie Review

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl - Drive Through Movie Review

******NO SPOILERS****** The Nerd Riders give their review of the latest YA book to movie adaptation.   
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Giveaway: Percy Jackson Box Set

Giveaway: Percy Jackson Box Set
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  It has been ten years since Percy Jackson found his way into the hearts of readers. To celebrate, YABC is helping to continue to spread the love!   For the next few months, we will continue to celebrate Rick Riordian and the amazing world he's shared with us over the...
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Annabeth Chase
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 20:09
Andi Bolyard
My favourite memory is when Tyson is "claimed". Oh, the feels.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 20:35
TM Corbett
My favorite moment from Percy Jackson is when Percy is claimed by his father
Thursday, 25 June 2015 00:25
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What's New in YA

What's New in YA
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       Modern-day Toronto:  A heavy leather-bound book written in an unrecognizable language is delivered to the Speckled Muse, the antique bookshop owned by Crystal and Becca Hatcher’s mother. When Becca opens it, she’s sent...
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YABC Book Haul For June 2015!

YABC Book Haul For June 2015!

It's time! It's time! The June YABC Book Haul is here! Get a load of all the great stuff that was sent in to the YABC offices this month! Thanks, Publishers! Now let's get to reading! What's your favorite book out of the bunch?
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Kimberly McGee
So many books! no time! I am looking forward to the Sleeper and the Spindle.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 08:22
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Pre-Order and Giveaway: Serpentine by Cindy Pon

Pre-Order and Giveaway: Serpentine by Cindy Pon
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Today we are happy to be part of the pre-order and giveaway opportunity for Cindy Pon's novel  Serpentine !  You can find a message and more information below!   Meet Cindy. Cindy Pon is the author of Silver Phoenix, named one of the top ten fantasy novels for youth by Booklist....
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