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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...
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Lola and Tattletale Zeke: Author Interview and Giveaway

Lola and Tattletale Zeke: Author Interview and Giveaway
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  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...
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Renee Grandinetti
Looks good.
Monday, 27 July 2015 00:26
Stephanie Hughes
Me me me
Monday, 27 July 2015 21:14
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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.   
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Giveaway: Percy Jackson Box Set

Giveaway: Percy Jackson Box Set
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  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...
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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
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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...
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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?
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Kimberly McGee
So many books! no time! I am looking forward to the Sleeper and the Spindle.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 08:22
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Pre-Order and Giveaway: Serpentine by Cindy Pon

Pre-Order and Giveaway: Serpentine by Cindy Pon
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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....
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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?
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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!       Scandals and hook-ups abound in a summertime restaurant drama where four teens are all willing to do whatever it takes to make it through the workday…and hopefully to win the money in the...
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Blog Tour: Hello I Love You by Katie Stout

Blog Tour: Hello I Love You by Katie Stout
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Here at YABC, we're thrilled to be revealing an excerpt of Katie M. Stout's new novel,   H ello, I Love You ,  as part of the book's blog tour!     Meet Katie. Katie M. Stout is from Atlanta, Georgia, and works for an international charity that sends her to...
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Gina
Thanks for the sneak peek! Sounds like a fun read and I love the cultural mash up. Good luck everyone and happy reading!
Friday, 12 June 2015 12:43
Susan T.
Oooooh! K-pop!
Thursday, 18 June 2015 23:28
Stephanie Gentiluomo
I hope I have the opportunity to win this book! It sounds like an excellent read!
Sunday, 21 June 2015 12:59
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