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Letters to the Living

Letters to the Living
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  Contriubted by Joanne Mumley   Our very own Joanne Mumley, interviewed Ava Dellaira, author of Love Letters to the Dead ,  at Comic Con. This wonderful book and Joanne's interview, which you can find below, inspired all of us here at YABC! Don't believe us? Read on to find out...
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What's New in YA--August 18, 2015

What's New in YA--August 18, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     In this imaginative escape into an enthralling new world, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott begins a new trilogy with her debut young adult novel, weaving an epic story of a girl struggling to...
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Author Chat with Muon Van and April Chu

Author Chat with Muon Van and April Chu
  Contributed by Eden Grey, Staff Reviewer    Today, our very own Eden Grey is sharing her interview with author Muon Van and illustrator April Chu. Together they created the book,  In a Village By the Sea .         Muon, what inspired you to write this particular story about...
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The Librarian's Corner--August 17, 2015

The Librarian's Corner--August 17, 2015
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  This month on the Librarian's Corner I'm featuring my favorite choices for Teen Book Clubs! I've chosen 4 books that all kinds of teens will enjoy, and that are ripe with discussion and activity opportunities. If you've run a teen book club, tell us what your book choices are in...
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Author Guest Post--Robert Wright

Author Guest Post--Robert Wright
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  Today we welcome Robert Wright to YABC! Robert's new book,  Witch Way Home , is filled with creatures from myths and stories, and a girl trying to find her way home. This fantastical story is a discovery of friends, foes, and heritage that will leave readers delighted! Robert is sharing a...
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Discovering Greek Heroes and More!

Discovering Greek Heroes and More!
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    Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manag er and Staff  Reviewer     With Percy Jackson's birthday just days away and the release of the newest book, Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes  also set for August 18th, there is so much to celebrate!  With the help of Disney-Hyperion, I get to...
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Lucy Magat
One of my favorite Greek heroes is Bellerophon. He's the one who killed the Chimera which is awesome! ... Read More
Friday, 14 August 2015 13:50
Taylor
My favorites most possibly have to be Hercules or Achilles!
Friday, 14 August 2015 20:59
harrietthehedgehog13@gmail.com
My favorite Greek hero is either Achilles or Hercules!!
Saturday, 15 August 2015 23:08
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What's New in YA--August 11, 2015

What's New in YA--August 11, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       A story about first love, first fights, and finding yourself in a messed up world, from the acclaimed author of Happyface .   Walter Wilcox has never been in love. That is, until...
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Giveaway: The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Katchur (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Katchur (US & Canada Only)
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THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD by KAREN KATCHUR   Release Date: AUGUST 4, 2015   About the Book A haunting story about the destructive power of secrets, The Secrets of Lake Road is an accomplished and gripping suspenseful women's fiction debut. Jo has been hiding the truth about her role in...
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Susan T.
We vacationed in the Pacific Northwest and down the coast to California.
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 17:07
Kara S
The Poconos, oddly enough. Also, Orlando, FL.
Thursday, 20 August 2015 13:04
JackieS
Pismo Beach, CA. We still go most summers.
Sunday, 23 August 2015 19:15
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What's New in YA--August 3, 2015

What's New in YA--August 3, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       On the ruined planet Earth, where 50 billion people are confined to megacities and resources are scarce, Deedra has been handed a bleak and mundane existence by the Magistrate she works so hard...
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Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB--August 3, 2015

Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB--August 3, 2015
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Contributed by Karen Sandler   Riveting page­turners with lots of twists and surprises are so much fun to read. They’re the ones that keep you up late at night, on the edge of your seat with each new revelation. The excitement of suspenseful thrillers can steal your breath when the main...
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