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Author Top 5 with Rae Carson

Author Top 5 with Rae Carson
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  Today we welcome Rae Carson to YABC! Rae's new book, Walk On Earth a Stranger , is filled with gold, or rather, it's set during the Gold Rush era! This magical novel will leave readers dazzled an delighted. Read on to learn a few things about Rae, her book, the top...
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Kimberly McGee
Loved this book! The perfect mix of gritty historical fiction, a bit of romance and a tough girl in disguise. Can't wait for book... Read More
Thursday, 24 September 2015 08:33
denise
This cover is beautiful !! I don't see myself surviving gold rush. I've been used to modern technology that I couldn't see my... Read More
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 13:15
Agustina Gonzalez
The cover is beautiful! This book every I love about a book: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, and tough girl inn disguise. Can't wait... Read More
Thursday, 01 October 2015 11:48
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What's New in YA--September 22, 2015

What's New in YA--September 22, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       “I’ve found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time I’ve known him. Working as his assistant tends to call for a somewhat flexible relationship with reality...
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Carry On--Press Release

Carry On--Press Release
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  #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rainbow Rowell  presents... CARRY ON Coming 10/6!     We’re so excited to share it with you soon! Until then, here are a few things to tide you over.   FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CARRY ON By Rainbow Rowell     1.  CARRY...
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Elizabeth Drake, Staff Reviewer
I may have just woken up my 9 month old with my squeel.
Monday, 21 September 2015 17:25
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Author Chat with Julie Murphy

Author Chat with Julie Murphy
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  Contributed by Elizabeth Drake    One of our extraordinary staff members, Elizabeth, interviewed Julie Murphy, author of Dumplin' ! Now she's sharing this fantastic chat with us! But first we'd like to introduce you to this literary duo.      Meet Julie. Julie Murphy is a potty-mouthed Southern belle who...
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Kara S
1) Pageants are huge, and; 2) (more importantly) people live "big" lives and make their own rules. Don't mess with Texas! Chee... Read More
Monday, 21 September 2015 20:35
brittany m.
Like the person above said, Pageants are huge here and every Texan will tell you that not only is everything bigger here in Texas,... Read More
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 12:51
Agustina Gonzalez
Texas!!!!!
Thursday, 01 October 2015 11:41
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Author Chat with Aaron Hartzler

Author Chat with Aaron Hartzler
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  Contributed by Angela Blount     Angela Blount: What compelled you to write in the Young Adult contemporary genre?   Aaron Hartzler:  Honestly, I didn't really choose a genre when I sat down to write my first book. I just chose to tell the story I felt compelled to write...
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Kara S
That's a complex question. One good thing social media has done is give activists all over the world a way to connect to organize... Read More
Sunday, 20 September 2015 03:00
Fantasy Angel
Social media has resulted in people learning more about social issues and thus feeling more responsible to repair them. At the sam... Read More
Thursday, 24 September 2015 19:51
Agustina Gonzalez
There some good and bad things about social media. For one thing, it has allowed us to easily interact with many people around the... Read More
Thursday, 01 October 2015 03:11
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I Can Readathon Campaign--Press Release

I Can Readathon Campaign--Press Release
  PBS KIDS JOINS HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR 2 nd ANNUAL I CAN READATHON CAMPAIGN   New York, NY (September 15, 2015)—HarperCollins’s I Can Read! books and PBS KIDS are collaborating on a national I Can Readathon campaign. Now in its second year, the campaign is designed to get kids learning...
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Love Letters to Literature #2

Love Letters to Literature #2
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Contributed by Alison Hong   To Lucy Maud Montgomery,    I read it somewhere that you can never forget your first book.    Well, I'm sure that my first book was about a cat in a hat and some wild adventures it had. It wasn't memorable (sorry, Dr. Seuss). But Anne...
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Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer
I have never read any of these books, but I definitely will have to! Supernatural, FTW!
Monday, 14 September 2015 14:02
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Author Guest Post--Maggie Thrash

Author Guest Post--Maggie Thrash
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  Fifteen is a cool and weird age because you think you know yourself, but in reality you have no idea what you're capable of. And I don't mean that in a hollow “reach for the stars!” way, or in a condescending “you're just a kid!” way either. At that age,...
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Angela Kunkel
I have been dying to read this!
Friday, 02 October 2015 12:02
Candace Bullington
looks good
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 13:27
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Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB--September 7, 2015

Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB--September 7, 2015
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  Contributed by Brandy Colbert   Love stories have never been hard to find in fiction. From the unrequited to the unexpected to those two people who deeply care for each other but just can’t seem to get it together, love is often an underlying factor in a story, if not...
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Vintage Book Trailer Contest

Vintage Book Trailer Contest
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  BOOK TRAILER NINJAS AND RARE BIRD BOOKS HOST FIRST EVER VINTAGE BOOK TRAILER CONTEST Book Trailer Ninjas and Rare Bird Books invite filmmakers to enter the first of its kind vintage book trailer contest. Entry is free and filmmakers may enter multiple times.   Entrants will choose one novel from...
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