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Joanne's Journey Through Comic Con

Joanne's Journey Through Comic Con
  Contriubted by Joanne Mumley     Preview Night! Preview Night at Comic Con is a sight to see. What started off as a casual evening preview of the showroom floor has turned into a jammed pack night of exclusives and giveaways. It is an all around fun night to look...
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MINIONS - Drive Through Movie Review

MINIONS - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS***** The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, along with a couple of special guests give their thoughts...and (very bad) impressions of... MINIONS.  BANANAS!!!!!!!!!!! Question: If you were going to become the world's greatest villain, what would be your greatest crime?
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Sydney
My greatest crime would be stealing every YA book in the world and keeping it for myself. Whenever a new one would come out, I'd m... Read More
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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!     When high school senior Kelsey’s identical twin sister, Michelle, dies in a car crash, Kelsey is left without her other half. The only person who doesn’t know about the tragedy is Michelle’s boyfriend, Peter,...
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Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB

Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB
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  Column by Maurene Goo   Maybe it’s because Comic Con is around the corner, or just the general languor that settles in when it’s hot—but summer always makes me want to crack into a good graphic novel and just completely escape. So here are my personal recommendations for some great...
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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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