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  Hello Traders, Insiders tell us The Rising has been watching and they're impressed with your dedication to their cause. The Archivists, however, still need to proof that you are able to see the true value of the Artifacts we treasure and use for trade. Show your loyalty by going to...
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Trailer Time: REACHED by Ally Condie

Trailer Time: REACHED by Ally Condie
Hello Fellow Traders, The Rising is coming.  No one can stop it, not even the Society.  We need to help spread the word of their mission to everyone as quickly as possible!  Here's how you can help: Watch the REACHED trailer. (Team Xander, you WANT to see this.)  Embed the REACHED...
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Spookyhouse: A Guest Post by Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl + US Giveaway!

Spookyhouse: A Guest Post by Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl + US Giveaway!
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We asked Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator , "Have you ever experienced paranormal activity?" Here's what she had to say: Writing about Violet, the teenage ghost hunter in  Spookygirl : Paranormal Investigator , nets me lots of questions about ghosts -- especially whether I've ever seen one. Sadly, I haven't...
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I haven't ever experienced any paranormal activity and that's probably a good thing. I think I would probably freak out if I ever ... Read More
Thursday, 18 October 2012 14:31
Tammy Sparks
Yes I have! When I was working in a theater during college, I heard someone wearing a long, swishy skirt walk past me, but there w... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 13:41
Holly Letson
Yes, I have. When I was a child, we lived in a haunted house. My brother and I would talk to the ghosts. Other people were so scar... Read More
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Rise Up!

Rise Up!
Hello Fellow Traders, The Rising needs new recruits to help build up the rebel forces if we're going to take down The Society. Will YOU Rise Up to the challenge?  Go to the Matched Trilogy Facebook page and tell all of your friends to do the same! Be sure to check...
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Survey Finds Bullying to Be the Most Important Issue Facing Teens Today

Survey Finds Bullying to Be the Most Important Issue Facing Teens Today
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  Harlequin TEEN and The Jed Foundation’s Love is Louder survey finds bullying issues more acute than drinking and teen pregnancy   78% of teens say bullying remains worse than parents realize 70% of teens and young women say they have been bullied 69% say they do not bully others, yet...
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Giveaway: Get MATCHED & Get SWAG! (US only)


  Hello Traders, YABC has gotten word that another challenge has been issued in the battle against The Society. As many of you are aware, The Society is corrupt but Cassia has informed us that there are still people who need to know. The seeds of dissent and rebellion were first...
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YABC Celebrates Star Wars Reads Day

YABC Celebrates Star Wars Reads Day

  Happy Star Wars Reads Day, YABCers!  As a special treat, we have a guest reviewer here today to tell you about  STAR WARS: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure , coming to a universe near you on October 16th from Scholastic.  When I received this book at the YABC Office, I knew...
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Meet Our New Tween Reviewer, Zach!

Meet Our New Tween Reviewer, Zach!


At YABC, we're all about giving kids a voice. We believe getting kids talking about books is one of the most valuable things in the world. Being able to articulate how we feel about art, experiences, nature, literature — anything really! — is a master key that opens up a child's...
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CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
Yay Zach!! Great job on your reviews.
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 11:18
Jen
Great job Zach!
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 11:31
YABC
This is all kinds of awesome!
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Cover Reveal: Solstice by PJ Hoover

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Today we get to share in the honor of posting PJ Hoover's cover for SOLSTICE! But before we get to the SHINY that is below, here's a quick word from PJ: Hey YA Books Central readers! So I have this YA book coming out next June (I know, it seems so...
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