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School Days: Get Back-To-School Ready With this Mix of School-Themed Reads!
















  School Days: Get Back-To-School Ready With this Mix of School-Themed Reads!     Back-to-school season is upon us. I know, I know. We're not ready either! There will be no more sandy beaches, long-languid evenings, or summer-time fun with friends to look forward to. But, school can be cool too! Just think you'll...
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Press Release: Check Out These 11 Children's Books By Your Favorite Celebrities!!

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At the end of the long day, sometimes nothing beats curling up with your little one and reading them a bedtime story. Not only are children’s books a great way to explore visual learning, but they can also help strengthen reading skills and allow imaginations to soar. And while many picture...
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ June 24th, 2019

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Hello YABC'ers! Welcome to the weekly post by the Staff at YA Books Central called Current Reads Monday! We love everything bookish and just wanted to share with our readers what books we are currently reading and obsessing about! So check out what books the YABC Staff are currently reading below...
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Press Release: SUZANNE COLLINS ANNOUNCES HUNGER GAMES PREQUEL FOR 2020

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Hunger Games   fans: have you missed the world of Panem since the ending of the trilogy and subsequent films? Well, now there’s a new and exciting release on the horizon for you in 2020. According to  The Associated Press  (AP), author Suzanne Collins has announced a prequel to her bestselling  Hunger...
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YABC WINS Best Book Blog in the Eighth Annual UTOPiA Awards!!

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It’s time to announce the winners in the Eighth Annual UTOPiA Awards. But first I have to say a huge thank you to the members of the UTOPiAcon Academy, which is almost 1,000-members strong, who nominated their peers and associates this year. We had the highest number of nominations ever received....
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Autism & Sensory Learning Blogger Campaign: Review of Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon + Instagram Pic!

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Today, we're helping Penguin Young Readers bring awareness to Autistic and Sensory learning. Reading is a great way to stimulate the brain and help children learn comprehension and concentration skills. We're featuring my review of Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon written by Melissa Marr and illustrated by Lena Podesta. It's one that...
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Press Release: Random House Children's Books ANNOUNCES 2019 STRANGER THINGS PUBLISHING PROGRAM!

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Hawkins Middle School Yearbook/Hawkins High School Yearbook (Stranger Things) by [Gilbert, Matthew J.]

RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS ANNOUNCES 2019 STRANGER THINGS PUBLISHING PROGRAM         PUBLICATIONS TO INCLUDE: FIRST-EVER YOUNG ADULT STRANGER THINGS NOVEL TWO COMPANION BOOKS OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITINGS     NEW YORK, NY (March 7, 2019) – Random House Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s...
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Exclusive Trailer Reveal: The Blood Spell (CJ Redwine), Plus Special Pre-Order Offer!

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Today we're excited to share the trailer for The Blood Spell (CJ Redwine) ! Read on for more about author CJ Redwine, and her book, plus the trailer & a special pre-order offer!       Meet CJ Redwine! C.J. Redwine is the New York Times bestselling author of YA fantasy...
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Spotlight on A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Brigid Kemmerer), Special Pre-Order Offer, Plus Excerpt!

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely Excerpt and Pre-Order Offer     In a lush, contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Brigid Kemmerer gives readers another compulsively readable romance perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer.   Fall in love, break the curse. It once seemed so easy to Prince...
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Contest for Young Writers and Illustrators

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  Young Writers Contest Win a Book Deal! Stone Soup magazine in collaboration with Mackenzie Press, The Secret Book Series by Nancy Gee, announces an exciting new contest for young writers and illustrators of all ages.  The Secret Kids Contest is a chance for KIDS to win a book deal and to become a published...
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