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Press Release: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers signs up two additional Diabolic Novels by S. J. Kincaid

Press Release: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers signs up two additional Diabolic Novels by  S. J. Kincaid

  With 100,000 Books in Print, Publisher Moves to Satisfy Reader and Bookseller Demand New York, New York, December 13— Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, announced today that it will publish two more books in the galactic YA Diabolic series by...
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Press Release: Book Trailer for Air

Press Release: Book Trailer for Air


The wide release of the captivating and timely novel “ AIR”  by  Ryan Gattis  hits shelves on  December 6 th  and next year there will be a feature film adaption of the book in production which musician  John Legend  has signed on to produce.   The story is a fascinating look...
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Press Release: Top 100 Book Review Blogs

Press Release: Top 100 Book Review Blogs

Today we're excited to announce that Young Adult Books Central has made Feedspot's list of Top 100 Book Review Blogs! This is just as much of a landmark for us as it is for our readers and supporters of this blog so thank you, thank you, thank you!!   This list...
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Press Release & Giveaway: The Broken Ones (Danielle L Jensen)

Press Release & Giveaway: The Broken Ones (Danielle L Jensen)






Angry Robot is excited to announce we will be releasing a new novel by Danielle L. Jensen titled The Broken Ones in June of 2017. A prequel to the USA Today bestseller Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy), The Broken Ones chronicles the ill-fated love affair between Marc and Pénélope as they...
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Kendra
Marcus and Penelope's backstory in detail...this sounds interesting!
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 16:36
Kendra
Sorry, I meant Marc. No idea where the "us" came from
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 16:38
Aneesa
Oh no! There is another one, I have been meaning to read the first three books for what seems like forever. But I am looking forwa... Read More
Thursday, 10 November 2016 19:35
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Special Guest Post: When Penny Met Potus (Rachel Ruiz)

Special Guest Post: When Penny Met Potus (Rachel Ruiz)
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Here at Capstone we love to talk about "the story behind the story" - how our authors came to write and create the stories they share with readers. With less than one week to go in a historic presidential election season, we wanted to share the story behind one of our...
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Press Release & Movie Trailer: SING

Press Release & Movie Trailer: SING


Illumination Entertainment has just debuted seven new character posters for SING! Download  and share.     SING – In Theaters  December 21 (#SingMovie) Official Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram     Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,...
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Press Release: Multicultural Children’s Book Day (January 27th, 2017)

Press Release: Multicultural Children’s Book Day (January 27th, 2017)





Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Celebrating Diversity in Children's Literature January 27, 2017 Our mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries.       Presented by Co-Founders   Valarie Budayr of Jump Into...
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Exciting Movie News! Author Katherine Paterson (Bridge To Terabithia and The Great Gilly Hopkins) Interview, Movie Trailer & Giveaway!

Exciting Movie News! Author Katherine Paterson (Bridge To Terabithia and The Great Gilly Hopkins) Interview, Movie Trailer & Giveaway!





  Today we are so excited to share an interview with Katherine Paterson ,  author  of  The Great Gilly Hopkins on the release day of the film adaptation of the book! Below  you'll find  more about Katherine , the movie adaptation ,  plus a  giveaway !          ...
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Anne
Sounds like a fun book and movie adaptation. I like the book cover.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 03:38
Dianna G.
Katherine Paterson has been one of my favorite authors for as long as I can remember. Thrilled to see this book coming to theaters... Read More
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John
The cover and synopsis are very intriguing.
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Press Release: Klutz Books Teams Up With Subway!!!

Press Release: Klutz Books Teams Up With Subway!!!


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KLUTZ® TEAMS UP WITH WORLD’S LARGEST RESTAURANT CHAIN SUBWAY® FOR ACTIVITY-BASED KIDS’ MEAL PROMOTION THIS FALL NEW YORK, NY—September 6, 2016—KLUTZ® announced today a promotion in which more than 30,000 SUBWAY® restaurants across the United States, Canada, Aruba, and the Bahamas will be offering four exclusive...
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Press Release: Call for Submissions from Story Shares

Press Release: Call for Submissions from Story Shares
STORY SHARES LAUNCHES ANNUAL INNOVATIVE WRITING CONTEST THAT POSITIVELY IMPACTS YOUTH LITERACY _The annual “Relevant Reads” writing contest, organized by the Boston-based nonprofit Story Shares, aims to develop fresh content for its broad network of readers across 44 states and 26 countries all working to improve literacy skills. _ BOSTON –...
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