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SE-YA In the Boro--Press Release

SE-YA In the Boro--Press Release
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Elizabeth Drake, Staff Reviewer
That sounds like so much fun! Wish there was something like that in Atlantic Canada.
Friday, 06 November 2015 06:46
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What's New in YA--November 3, 2015

What's New in YA--November 3, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         Three casinos. Three bodies. Three days. After a string of brutal murders in Las Vegas, Cassie Hobbes and the Naturals are called in to investigate. But even with the team’s unique profiling...
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How to Be Brave--E. Katherine Kottaras Guest Post

How to Be Brave--E. Katherine Kottaras Guest Post
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  Life is full of risk. More often than not, we are forced to face our fears unwillingly, like the dark fears of pain, illness, and death. But sometimes we get to leap out of our comfort zone and choose to try new things, learning more about ourselves, and becoming stronger...
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YABC November Book Haul

YABC November Book Haul

The YABC team is thankful for so much this year, but most of all, we are thankful that you are a part of the YABC family.  We hope you enjoy this bountiful book haul! What are you looking forward to reading out of this book haul?
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Author Top 5 with Andrew Chilton

Author Top 5 with Andrew Chilton
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  Today we welcome Andrew Chilton to YABC! Andrew's book, The Goblin Puzzle , is filled with twists and turns and a manipulative Goblin! This magical novel will leave readers dazzled and delighted. Read on to learn a few things about Andrew, his book, the top five scariest things that happen when...
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Elizabeth Drake, Staff Reviewer
What a great interview. This books sounds really fun!
Friday, 30 October 2015 14:34
Dan Denman
I would be worried about creating an interesting story with interesting characters that people would want to read.
Sunday, 22 November 2015 02:19
Claire Wezet
I totally dig this cover. And the book sounds really awesome!
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 22:46
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Wonder Woman at Super Hero High--Press Release

Wonder Woman at Super Hero High--Press Release
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  RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS AND WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS  IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE LISA YEE AS AUTHOR  OF THE DC SUPER HERO GIRLS MIDDLE-GRADE NOVEL SERIES   New York, NY ( October 29, 2015 ) —Award-winning author Lisa Yee will write a middle-grade novel series as part of...
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Elizabeth Drake, Staff Reviewer
I wish I had books like these when I was a kid!
Friday, 30 October 2015 09:38
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Dead Ringers--Press Release

Dead Ringers--Press Release
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  Christopher Golden just unveiled a cool, creepy new contest to accompany his cool, creepy new book  DEAD RINGERS  - Here's an intro to the contest and to the book in Golden's own words: Time to get your evil on! (And your PhotoShop skills!)   In  The Strange Case of Dr....
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Elizabeth Drake, Staff Reviewer
Wow! Totally creepy!
Friday, 30 October 2015 09:37
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Author Chat with Laurie Wallmark

Author Chat with Laurie Wallmark
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  Contributed by Angela Blount   Greetings, YABC! Today we’re delighted to welcome Laurie Wallmark, author of Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine .   Her book presents a beautifully illustrated way of learning about the woman who is widely regarded as the founding mother of modern computer programming. Laurie was...
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What's New in YA--October 27, 2015

What's New in YA--October 27, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     May 7, 1896. Dusk. A swaggering seventeen-year-old gangster named Zebulon Finch is gunned down on the shores of Lake Michigan. But after mere minutes in the void, he is mysteriously resurrected. His second life...
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Elizabeth Drake, Staff Reviewer
These Shallow Graves and Placebo Junkies look phenomenal!
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 13:03
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JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS - Drive Through Movie Review

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS - Drive Through Movie Review

The Nerd Riders, Clint and (Honorary Nerd Rider) Lauren, give their review of the reinvention of the 1980's cartoon JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS.
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I'm impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I encounter a blog that's both equally educative and interesting, and let me tell you, y... Read More
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