The Official YABC Blog

All things news, updates, giveaways, and other goodies on Young Adult (and Kids!) Books Central.

All the latest news and info regarding YABooksCentral.com

Finding Camp Half Blood and More!

Finding Camp Half Blood and More!
b2ap3_thumbnail_read-riordan-sticker.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_percy-pack.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_camp-half-blood.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_PercyBoxSet.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_PJ-activityposter-FINAL-v01.jpg
  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...
Continue reading
  2711 Hits
  0 Comment

Author Top 5 with Kris Dinnison

Author Top 5 with Kris Dinnison
b2ap3_thumbnail_kris-author-pic.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_you-me-him-book-cover.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_you-me-him-book-cover.jpg
  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...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
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
  4665 Hits
  28 Comments

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...
Continue reading
  3219 Hits
  1 Comment

Lola and Tattletale Zeke: Author Interview and Giveaway

Lola and Tattletale Zeke: Author Interview and Giveaway
b2ap3_thumbnail_marcia-and-lola.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_lola.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_lol-and-zeke.jpg
  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...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Renee Grandinetti
Looks good.
Monday, 27 July 2015 00:26
Stephanie Hughes
Me me me
Monday, 27 July 2015 21:14
  3257 Hits
  2 Comments

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.   
  2917 Hits
  0 Comment

Giveaway: Percy Jackson Box Set

Giveaway: Percy Jackson Box Set
b2ap3_thumbnail_PJ-activityposter-FINAL-v01.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_PercyBoxSet.jpg
  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...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
michelle
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
  6988 Hits
  64 Comments

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...
Continue reading
  2674 Hits
  0 Comment

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?
Recent comment in this post
Kimberly McGee
So many books! no time! I am looking forward to the Sleeper and the Spindle.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 08:22
  2279 Hits
  1 Comment

Pre-Order and Giveaway: Serpentine by Cindy Pon

Pre-Order and Giveaway: Serpentine by Cindy Pon
b2ap3_thumbnail_cindy-pon-author.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_SerpentineEbook2.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_pon-5.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_pon-1.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_pon-2-.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_pon-4.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_pon-3.jpg
b2ap3_thumbnail_SerpentineEbook2.jpg
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....
Continue reading
  11404 Hits
  0 Comment

INSIDE OUT - Drive Through Movie Review

INSIDE OUT - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS***** The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, hit the road again to discuss their views on the new Disney/Pixar animated feature INSIDE OUT.      The world building in this fim is incredible. What is your favorite world building book or movie?
  4568 Hits
  0 Comment

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Wings of Ebony (Wings of Ebony, #1)
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
In this riveting, keenly emotional debut fantasy, a Black teen...
Unchosen
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Katharyn Blair crafts a fiercely feminist fantasy with a horrifying...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Leanne Strong hates June eighth even though it's supposed to...
The Memory Thief  (Thirteen Witches #1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Twelve-year-old Rosie Singer’s mom is missing whatever it is that...
Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
On October 2nd, 1977, Glenn Burke, outfielder for the Los...
The Elephant in the Room
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
It's been almost a year since Sila's mother traveled halfway...
Alone in the Woods
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Jocelyn and Alex have always been best friends...until they aren't....
Disaster Days
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Hannah Steele loves living on Pelling, a tiny island near...
Wild River
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Daniel Redmayne is fast asleep on the first night of...
In the Penalty Box
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Willow Figure skating was supposed to be my...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
3 nights, 2 days, and 1 massive music fest ....
The Afterlife of the Party (Afterlife, #1)
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
I didn’t even want to go to the party. ...

Latest Member Reviews

Wings of Ebony (Wings of Ebony, #1)
 
4.7
"WINGS OF EBONY is a beautifully crafted YA fantasy. A year has passed since Rue's life was irrevocably changed. Her..."
The Forgotten World (The World Apart Series Book 3)
 
5.0
"I don't know how this series keeps getting better, but it does. This third book is just... so much happens..."
The Tempest Sea
 
5.0
"This book... oof. It hurt. But if you know me at all, you know my favorite books are the kind..."
The Fractured Empire
 
5.0
"This book grabbed me from the very beginning, throwing me into this beautifully-crafted, intriguing new world. The plot is fast-paced..."
The Gilded Ones (Deathless #1)
 
4.3
"THE GILDED ONES by Namina Forna is a YA fantasy novel and the first book in the Deathless series. The..."
Unchosen
 
5.0
"UNCHOSEN is a fantastic and completely captivating YA apocalyptic fantasy, filled with feminism, friendship, sisterhood, and romance. Charlotte is the..."
The Memory Thief  (Thirteen Witches #1)
 
5.0
"Rosie has always taken care of herself and her mother in their house overlooking the coast of Maine. Her mother..."
Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke
 
4.5
"Maraniss, whose Strong Inside covered Black basketball player Perry Wallace, turns his incredible research skills the the story of Glenn..."
The Elephant in the Room
 
5.0
"Sila's family has been happy in Oregon, even though her father, who is a mechanical engineer, has to work as..."
Alone in the Woods
 
5.0
"Jocelyn always looks forward to the vacation in a cabin that she and her friend Alex's family take every year...."
Disaster Days
 
5.0
"Hannah doesn't understand why her parents are SO overprotective, even though she occasionally has a hard time dealing with her..."
We Dream of Space
 
4.0
"Bird, her twin brother Fitch, and their older brother Chase are all doing the best they can in 1986 Park,..."