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​DAVID LEVITHAN AWARDED CHICAGO TRIBUNE YOUNG ADULT LITERARY PRIZE

​DAVID LEVITHAN AWARDED CHICAGO TRIBUNE YOUNG ADULT LITERARY PRIZE
  DAVID LEVITHAN AWARDED CHICAGO TRIBUNE YOUNG ADULT LITERARY PRIZE Award to Be Presented at the 2017 Printers Row Lit Fest   Chicago, IL – May 1, 2017 – The Chicago Tribune today announced David Levithan as the recipient of its 2017 Young Adult Literary Prize. Levithan is the award-winning author...
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Rick Riordan Presents...

Rick Riordan Presents...

Disney Publishing Worldwide Announces First Book Acquisitions Under Rick Riordan Presents Imprint New Disney-Hyperion Imprint to Publish Mythology-based Fiction for Middle Grade Readers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (Tuesday, April 25, 2017) –  Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) announced today the first three titles acquired under the newly created Disney-Hyperion imprint,...
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Press Release: Toward A Secret Sky Student Essay Contest!

Press Release: Toward A Secret Sky Student Essay Contest!


To celebrate the release of the new Young Adult adventure novel Toward A Secret Sky, an essay contest is being held for students ages 13-18. The winner will get to visit the book's real-life locations and walk in Maren's footsteps!   Simply submit a 400-600 word essay that answers the questions:...
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YABC's Blogger Of The Month ~ Julie (Julie Caught Reading)

YABC's Blogger Of The Month ~ Julie (Julie Caught Reading)

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  Julie @ Julie Caught Reading & Contributor for YA Interrobang,   YABC's Blogger Of The Month!! Hello! I'm...
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Easter Themed Children's Books + Giveaway!!

Easter Themed Children's Books + Giveaway!!




    Happy Easter !!   YABC is excited to bring you four recommendations for the perfect children's book to get your little one excited about this special holiday! Easter is a perfect time to spend time with your children and celebrate old traditions or make new traditions that your children...
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John
I would most like to see "Otter Loves Easter!"...! Thank you for asking!
Saturday, 15 April 2017 22:29
Penny Olson
I like the sound of all of them, but especially How to Be a Bigger Bunny.
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 23:48
Rita Melton
Most looking forward to Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny.
Thursday, 04 May 2017 01:37
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Press Release & Exclusive Excerpt: One Dark Throne (Kendare Blake)

Press Release & Exclusive Excerpt: One Dark Throne (Kendare Blake)
Exclusive Excerpt on EW.com If you haven’t yet discovered the remote and magical island of Fennbirn, get ready.  Three Dark Crowns , a YA fantasy novel about triplet sisters who must battle it out for the crown and right to rule their homeland, debuted last September and spent seven weeks on the NYT bestseller...
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Favorite Covers Of 2017

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Favorite Covers Of 2017
Welcome to Young Adult Book Central's Top Ten Tuesday post! Each Tuesday we will be hosting a different theme or topic  involving all  things bookish!!! The Top Ten Tuesday post was originally created at The Broke and The Bookish so visit there site for all the fun details about this awesome meme!!  ...
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Press Release: Random House Children's Books Announced as Official Publisher for Jumpstart's 12th Annual Read for the Record, Featuring QUACKERS by Liz Wong as the 2017 Campaign Book

Press Release:  Random House Children's Books Announced as Official Publisher for Jumpstart's 12th Annual Read for the Record, Featuring QUACKERS by Liz Wong as the 2017 Campaign Book


Jumpstart and Random House Children’s Books Partner to Promote Early Learning Though Jumpstart’s Read for the Record ® Campaign Random House title, Quackers by Liz Wong, chosen as 2017 Read for the Record campaign book   BOSTON (MARCH 14, 2017)— Random House Children’s Books, the world’s largest children’s trade book publisher,...
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Deal Announcement: More Books from NYT's Bestselling Author C.J. Redwine

Deal Announcement: More Books from NYT's Bestselling Author C.J. Redwine
Today we're excited to announce that New York Time's bestselling author C.J. Redwine will be bringing her readers two more books in her popular Ravenspire series: a series of dark epic fantasy stand alone novels inspired by fairy tales.   Here's what critics are saying about the Ravenspire series, which currently...
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Press Release: Beauty and The Beast (Jennifer Donnelly) Book Release, Official Movie Trailer and Giveaway!

Press Release:  Beauty and The Beast (Jennifer Donnelly) Book Release, Official Movie Trailer and Giveaway!





Journey into the enchanting world of DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: LOST IN A BOOK (Disney Press; January 31, 2017) by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Donnelly. This all-new story is sure to appeal to fans of the classic fairytale and contemporary fairytale retellings such...
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John
I thought the cover was intriguing, and the synopsis more so!
Monday, 13 March 2017 18:15
Susan Light
I cannot wait to see the new movie and this book sounds absolutely perfect.
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 09:16
Heidi Wong
The cover is just simply breathtaking, and the synopsis seems so refreshing.
Monday, 20 March 2017 14:10
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