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Introducing YABC’s Try it First Newsletter!

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For Our Readers What it is: YABC’s Try it First newsletter is a chance for you to read the first five chapters of the hottest, most anticipated YA novels before you commit to buying the book! YABC wants to bring a diverse collection of samples to our readers, giving you a...
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Press Release: Candlewick Press "Where’s Waldo?" Celebrating His 30th Anniversary on Main Streets This Summer!

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Where’s Waldo? Celebrating His 30th Anniversary on Main Streets This Summer! Indie Bookstores Drive Massive Cross-Country Campaign to Promote the “Shop Local” Message in July Somerville, MA — To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the iconic children’s book character from the Where’s Waldo? series and to continue the Find Waldo Local...
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YABC Summer Scavenger Hunt (Round 2) starts TOMORROW July 9th!!

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Here at YABC, we are excited to announce the 2nd round of our Summer Scavenger Hunt, which will begin this Sunday, July 9th, at NOON EST and will close Sunday, July 23rd, at NOON EST.   You might be wondering what this entails, and we're here to give you all of...
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It's so hard to choose ONE book I'm most excited to read from the scavenger hunt. I *think* it's Roar by C. Cormack but there are... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:27
John
"Which book in the Scavenger Hunt are you most excited about winning?" Oh, do I get to win all of them?--that would be great! "L... Read More
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Tiffany Engler
It's so hard to say which one I'm more excited to win. But for right now? What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard
Monday, 10 July 2017 10:59
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Press Release: Kelly Clarkson Signs 2nd Book Deal with HarperCollins

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GRAMMY AWARD WINNER AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR KELLY CLARKSON SIGNS SECOND BOOK WITH HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS — RIVER ROSE AND THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS  publishes in the US on  October 24, 2017 — New York, NY (June 28, 2017)—HarperCollins Publishers announced today the acquisition of Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson’s second picture book...
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Press Release: Season 2 of "Dents"

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LINE WEBTOON LAUNCHES SEASON 2 OF HIT DIGITAL YA COMIC ‘DENTS’ FROM ACTRESS BETH BEHRS AND ACTOR MATT DOYLE Hugely Popular Comic Written and Created by  Two Broke Girls  Star Beth Behrs and Broadway Actor Matt Doyle Returns for Second Season Exclusively on Leading Digital Comics Platform LOS ANGELES  – LINE...
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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Summer 2017!!

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There are SO MANY amazing books hitting the shelves this Summer.... Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!         The Library Of Fates (Aditi Khorana) A romantic coming-of-age fantasy tale steeped in Indian...
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All of them make my list. All p excited for are A Poison Dark and Drowning, Daughter of the Burning City, First We Were IV, Firebl... Read More
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Not sure why my comment is looking like I'm illiterate I assure you, I can speak and type properly. Sometimes.... Read More
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I am wondering about "The Gentleman's Guide To Vice and Virtue."
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Press Release: EW.com has exclusively revealed the cover and an excerpt from UNEARTHED by New York Times bestselling authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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  THIS JUST IN!   EW.com  has exclusively revealed  the cover and  an excerpt from  UNEARTHED by  New York Times  bestselling author s  Amie Kaufman and  Meagan Spooner . Click here to read the full  feature !   Check out  Amie  and  Meg’s  social media to find out how to win a galley...
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AWARD-WINNING DIGITAL MEDIA STAR ZACH KING SIGNS BOOK DEAL WITH HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

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— ZACH KING: MY MAGICAL LIFE publishes in the US on September 26, 2017—   New York, NY (May 8, 2017)—HarperCollins Publishers announced today the acquisition of award-winning digital media star Zach King’s first middle grade book, ZACH KING: MY MAGICAL LIFE , the first in a three-book series. North American...
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YABC's Blogger Of The Month ~ Melissa Robles (The Reader and the Chef )

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Welcome to YABC's monthly special feature post, Blogger Of The Month!! Each month YABC will be interviewing a different blogger and highlight all of their hard work within the blogging community!!       Introducing  Melissa @ The Reader and The Chef,   YABC's Blogger Of The Month!! Melissa is a YA...
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Make Your Mark Tattoo Contest

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Enter the tattoo design contest for LOVED! The winning design will be selected by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast, then created into temporary tattoos which will be worn by hundreds of House of Night fans across the country, and first given away at BookExpo and BookCon 2017 in NYC! THE...
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