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Press Release: Every Moment Counts Challenge

Press Release: Every Moment Counts Challenge



         
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Press Release & Movie Trailer: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE

Press Release & Movie Trailer: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE


MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE In Theaters October 2016     MIDDLE SCHOOL: The Worst Years of My Life chronicles the trials and triumphs of Rafe Khatchadorian, as he uses his wits to battle bullies, hormones and the tyrannical, test-obsessed Principal Dwight.      #MiddleSchoolMovie Site  |  Facebook...
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Press Release: The Da Vinci Code Adapted for YA

Press Release: The Da Vinci Code Adapted for YA
DAN BROWN’S INTERNATIONAL BLOCKBUSTER  THE DA VINCI CODE  TO BE ADAPTED FOR YOUNG ADULTS RANDOM HOUSE US AND PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE UK CHILDREN’S DIVISIONS TO PUBLISH YOUNG ADULT ADAPTATION OF DAN BROWN’S  THE DA VINCI CODE  IN FALL 2016 Young adult edition to release in the UK on  September 8  and in...
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Press Release: Marvel Comics Commits to Black Widow Movie!!

Press Release: Marvel Comics Commits to Black Widow Movie!!

YABC is excited to share the news surrounding this awesome female Avenger...... Marvel Comics has committed to a Black Widow movie!!       The official press release is below:   "After years of speculation and pleading from fans, Marvel has finally made the first tenuous moves towards making a Black...
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Yes! I'm super excited for this one! I have been waiting for YEARS!
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Press Release: Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Press Release: Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan


EXCLUSIVE:  Embankment Films boards adaptation of post-apocalyptic book series ‘Forest Of Hands And Teeth’ written by Carrie Ryan.           Click here for the official press release!!     Embankment Films has signed on to sell Doug Liman-produced YA thriller The Forest Of Hands And Teeth, which will...
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Press Release: Where the Red Fern Grows

Press Release: Where the Red Fern Grows
THIS JUST IN!   BUSTLE is celebrating the release of the  special anniversary edition of WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS  (on sale today) with their exclusive feature of the new cover!    Click  here  to read the feature along with a letter from  Newbery  Medal-winning and Printz Honor-winning author Clare Vanderpool...
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Press Release: The Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner

Press Release: The Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner
JAMES DASHNER
  Now available in paperback!   The Rule of Thoughts   By the  New York Times  Bestselling Author of The Maze Runner Series   Includes bonus content from the forthcoming prequel to the Maze Runner series,  The Fever Code    Praise for the Mortality Doctrine series: “Dashner takes full advantage of...
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Press Release: Pulitzer Prize Winner: Kelly Link

Press Release: Pulitzer Prize Winner: Kelly Link
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* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *   Candlewick Press congratulates Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist Kelly Link Acclaimed collections  Steampunk!  and  Monstrous Affections , edited by Link, available now from Candlewick   APRIL 19, 2016—Kelly Link, whose 2016  Get in Trouble: Stories  was yesterday named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for...
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Press Release: Ransom Riggs to Publish TALES OF THE PECULIAR

Press Release: Ransom Riggs to Publish TALES OF THE PECULIAR

  RANSOM RIGGS, #1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE MISS PEREGRINE SERIES, TO PUBLISH  TALES OF THE PECULIAR  ON ‘LOOP DAY’ IN SEPTEMBER 2016   Cover design and interior illustrations by acclaimed artist Andrew Davidson   April 14, 2016 (New York, NY)—On  September 3, 2016  Penguin Young Readers will...
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Press Release: The Iron Fey Series

Press Release: The Iron Fey Series
One Million Books Sold in The Iron Fey Series by  New York Times  Bestselling Author Julie Kagawa   New York (April 4, 2016)—Harlequin TEEN™ announced today that  New York Times  and  USA TODAY  bestselling author Julie Kagawa’s The Iron Fey series has reached the one-million mark in copies sold in North...
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