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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Fall 2017!! (Plus HUGE Giveaway!)

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There are SO MANY amazing books hitting the shelves this Fall.... Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!           A secret Twitter account An anonymous photo Everyone is a suspect  Will Foster's...
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Gina
I'm most excited to read Into the Bright Unknown!
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 14:18
Kathleen Pasqualini
Well I've already read it, but Hunting Prince Dracula was my most anticipated book of the year.
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 16:15
John
I am very intrigued by "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine"--and the cover is really gorgeous!
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 19:35
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Press Release: Lifetime's 'Twisted Secrets September' to Feature Premieres of Three Films based on YA novels!

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Lifetime's 'Twisted  SECRETS  September' will feature the premieres of the movies TEN , starring China Anne McClain, the vampire flick DRINK, SLAY, LOVE from producer Bella Thorne, and SEA CHANGE , based on the Young Adult New York Times bestseller.   Ten - PREMIERES SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 8PM ET/PT  Based...
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YABC's Blogger Of The Month ~ Damaris (Good Choice Reading)

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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  Damaris @ Good Choice Reading,  YABC's Blogger Of The Month!!       Find us on.... Facebook...
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Press Release: Your Story is Welcome, An Adoption Short Story Microsite!

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A big part of why I wanted  Welcome Home  to happen was the lack of adoption stories floating around for kids. I wanted teenagers to see themselves in the stories they’re reading. In all ways. Happy stories, sad stories, stories that’ll make them angry. And I also wanted to encourage them...
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Press Release: Islandborn by Junot Díaz

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PENGUIN YOUNG READERS TO PUBLISH DEBUT PICTURE BOOK BY NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLING AND PULITZER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR JUNOT DÍAZ Islandborn  scheduled for publication  March 13, 2018   Junot Díaz, the  New York Times  bestselling and Pulitzer prize winning author of  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao  and  This is...
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AW TEEN SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2017

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  Who: Everyone who loves reading YA! What: Read  any  AW Teen title (click  here  for a full list) and review it anywhere (your blog, Instagram, YouTube—wherever!). Reviews from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017 will be accepted. Yep, even older reviews! When: June 15 th —August 31 st ,...
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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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Dianna G.
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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