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New! #YABCMailbox Book Haul ~ January 2015

New! #YABCMailbox Book Haul ~ January 2015

















  Happy New Year, YABCers!  Check out our latest haul, combined goodies from December and January. Sooooo many amazing releases in here!                                and picture books!           What a haul, right? That's what...
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Nerd Riders Drive Through Movie Review - Into the Woods - #YAMovieDay

Nerd Riders Drive Through Movie Review - Into the Woods - #YAMovieDay

  Lucky us! Two Drive Through Movie Reviews in a week! Today the Nerd Riders , Clint and Kristin, let you know what they thought about INTO THE WOODS. I love love love this play and I can't wait to see this film!  Check out their review below, this let us...
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Nerd Riders
Thanks for all the love, YABC peeps! You all rock! If there is a certain film you want us to review, please let us know. Enjoy!... Read More
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 15:12
Joanne Mumley, Twitter Manager
Was part of the pit band for this musical in high school. The screen adaptation, while missing some parts from the original musica... Read More
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 14:53
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The 2014 YABC Choice Awards ~ Voting now open!

The 2014 YABC Choice Awards ~ Voting now open!
  Hello again YABCers! Welcome to our annual YABC Choice Awards!  As always, here are the 2014 titles nominated by our in-house editors. These are our favorites of the year, the ones we couldn't put down, the ones with sequels we're dying to read, the ones that left us aching for...
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Matt
don't see a place to go and vote!!!
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 19:22
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YABC Mailbox - October 2014 Book Haul

YABC Mailbox - October 2014 Book Haul
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  Hey guys! Check out the awesome loot we found in our mailbox this month:   We are especially excited about these YA titles!!             Can't forget the middle grade haul!                  And how about these picture books?  ...
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Eden Grey
POLARIS! A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU! A COLD LEGACY! SCAVENGERS! AHHHH I AM FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW! ... Read More
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:47
YABC
I figured you would be!
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:55
Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer
I've heard so many good things about Not a Drop to Drink! And also I need that Lotus War book. Need.
Monday, 27 October 2014 15:49
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Nooks & Crannies by Jessica Lawson + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Nooks & Crannies by Jessica Lawson + Giveaway (International)
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  Ready for another cover reveal, YABCers? Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for NOOKS & CRANNIES by Jessica Lawson, releasing June 7, 2015 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Jessica:   Hello all YA( and...
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Melissa Hardy
I love the cover! It reminds me of all the books my dad used to read to me when I was a kid. The synopsis sounds a little like the... Read More
Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:33
Melissa Hardy
Just wanted to let you know that I'm having a lot of problems submitting anything in the raffelcopter, it keeps giving me an error... Read More
Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:38
YABC
Oh no! We're so sorry to hear you're having trouble with the Rafflecopter form. It could be that Rafflecopter is having some of it... Read More
Thursday, 16 October 2014 13:25
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Are You Ready for the YA Scavenger Hunt?! Plus Get Tiger's Promise for $0.99! #YASH

Are You Ready for the YA Scavenger Hunt?! Plus Get Tiger's Promise for $0.99! #YASH
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  Guys! Today is the start of the YA Scavenger Hunt, hosted and led by the amazing Colleen Houck! Are you prepared to scavenge like you've never scavenged before? We know we are!    So... What is the YA Scavenger Hunt?  In essence, the YA Scavenger Hunt is an online event...
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Casting Call: We're looking for the new YABC Intern!

Casting Call: We're looking for the new YABC Intern!
  We are currently looking for a motivated, professional, self-starter to claim the title of YABC Intern! Do you want to work in the publishing industry? Do you need some stellar experience on your resume? Would you like to earn course credit and get free books sent to your door each...
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BLOG TOUR: BLACKBIRD by Anna Carey



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  Hello & Welcome, YABC is excited to be a part of the BLACKBIRD blog tour ! Check out today's feature below & enter to win a signed copy of BLACKBIRD!   About the Book     Written by:  Anna Carey Published by:  Harper Teen Releasing on: September 16th, 2014 Add...
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Vivien
I absolutely cannot wait to read this book!! I just loved her first trilogy ... Read More
Friday, 19 September 2014 13:57
Shannon Mizikoski
This book sounds SO unique and interesting! I don't know that I have ever read a second person POV before, and the whole synopsis ... Read More
Monday, 22 September 2014 22:22
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#ReadISLA: Team ANNA, LOLA, or ISLA?

#ReadISLA: Team ANNA, LOLA, or ISLA?
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    Hello YABCers, today we're picking teams! If that isn't reason enough to choose TEAM ANNA, here are a few more...   "I'm a little distracted by this English French American boy masterpiece." Me too, Anna. Me. Too.      "Girl Scouts didn't teach me what to do with emotionally...
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Jen Kentfield
I'm totally Team Anna! But I can't wait to meet Isla and fall in love with Josh too!
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:32
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#ReadISLA Flashback: Lola And The Boy Next Door

#ReadISLA Flashback: Lola And The Boy Next Door
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  Hey guys, today we're hanging out with Lola and Cricket!   Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion...she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit--more sparkly, more fun, more wild--the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans...
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Vivien
This is the first contemporary that I fell head over heels!! Utterly amazing.
Monday, 21 July 2014 12:44
Kara
God, I love Anna and the French Kiss. The book gave a little knowledge & laughter. Anna was a character w/ faults, but I couldn't ... Read More
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:58
Jen Bruce
I loved how quirky and inside her own head Anna was. How she didn't want to complicate things with her new set of friends, so she ... Read More
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:57
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