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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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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Fall 2018, Plus GIVEAWAY!!

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Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!         Can you want something—or someone—so badly that you change your destiny? Elyse Schmidt never would have believed it, until it happened to her. When Elyse...
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KM
Ugh, I want to read all of these now.
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 17:02
Kara S
I have most of these on my TBR -- two of the titles I am most eagerly anticipating are This Cruel Design and Boneless Mercies... Read More
Thursday, 25 October 2018 08:17
Tiffany Engler
I am too excited for Kingdom of Ash!!!
Thursday, 25 October 2018 09:26
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2018! (YA Edition) (Round Two) ~ (US/Canada only)

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Yesterday, we launched the first day of our EPIC Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2018!! Five days of posts with each featuring some of the most chilling, suspensful books on the shelves!    Check out more frightfully entertaining stories below, enter the giveaway, and don't forgot to check out all of the...
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Watch you Burn
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 07:24
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There are a few in this posting that I really want to read, badly. I think the book that I want to read the most is Not Even Bone... Read More
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 11:01
Madeline Tebo
I'm most excited to read The Ravenous!
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 11:19
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2018! (YA Edition - Round One)~ (US/Canada only)

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It's the middle of October. Leaves are turning rust and gold. A chill is creeping through the air. And Halloween is fast approaching.  It's the perfect time to curl up inside with a mug of your favorite hot beverage and a deliciously scary book! Don't have any Spooktacular Stories on your...
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necole
After the Fire
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 07:19
Madeline Tebo
I'm most excited to read After the Fire!
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 11:16
Sandy
I am most excited to read What The Woods Keep.
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 11:22
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Announcement: Under the Sea Writing Contest!

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Mermaids! Vampires! Salties! Be-Llyr-vers!   Josie Demuth and Debra Goelz's 'Under the Sea' writing contest is back for the fourth year running, and it's bigger, better, and shinier than ever! Oh, and our celebrity judge this year is a New York Times Bestselling YA author whose upcoming fish tale has all...
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LOST by PC and Kristen Cast releases TODAY!!

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LOST THE HOUSE OF NIGHT OTHER WORLD SERIES, BOOK TWO BY P. C . CAST AND KRISTIN CAST       Praise for Loved “The House of Night series is back and better than ever! The Nerd Herd is together again, and drama, thrills, and chills follow. This special release will...
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Family Movie Night with A Wrinkle In Time!

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What are your weekend plans? We're having a family movie night with A Wrinkle In Time courtesy of Disney Studios! Check out the box of gorgeous goodies they sent our way!     It all started with a big, square box:   We opened it to find a cute blanket wrapped...
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Bethany Wicker, Listings Manager & Staff Reviewer
How did you get this??? It's so perfect!
Saturday, 09 June 2018 00:36
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Press Release: The Great American Read, A New Multi-Platform PBS Series

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THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, A NEW MULTI-PLATFORM PBS SERIES, REVEALS LIST  OF AMERICA’S 100 FAVORITE NOVELS  – Eight-Part Series Profiling America’s Favorite Books to Premiere May 22  on PBS Stations With Two-Hour Event –  – Nationwide Summer Reading Initiative Will Culminate in Vote for  “America’s Best-Loved Novel” –  – Barbara Pierce...
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YABC Spring Scavenger Hunt (Round 1) starts Sunday March 18th!!

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Here at YABC, we are excited to announce the 1st round of our Spring Scavenger Hunt, which will begin this Sunday, March 18th, at NOON EST and will close Sunday, April 1st, at NOON EST.   You might be wondering what this entails, and we're here to give you all of the...
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Dianna G.
Very exciting to see all these amazing titles. Seize Today by Pintip Dunn is one of my top picks for spring.
Monday, 19 March 2018 10:00
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE real life scavenger hunt, and now that you involved books!!! OMG!! Who can resist?? I'm so excited!! It's an amaz... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 02:55
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My favorite featured title is the Heidi Hellig series starter with the flames on the cover, as I explain in a comment on the relev... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 10:06
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Press Release: David Levithan Awarded Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award

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DAVID LEVITHAN AWARDED CHICAGO TRIBUNE YOUNG ADULT LITERARY AWARD Award to Be Presented at the 2018 Printers Row Lit Fest Chicago, IL – March 14, 2018 – The Chicago Tribune announced today that their 2018 Young Adult Literary Award winner will be David Levithan, author of many groundbreaking, bestselling works which...
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