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YABC's Best Books of 2015

YABC's Best Books of 2015
















































































Our mission at YABC is to connect readers with their next favorite book. All year long, our staff reviewers read early review copies of children's books, middle grade, and YA. They post reviews and recommend books for the audiences that will love those titles. In 2015, our reviewers posted over 400...
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No Spoilers! STAR WARS Drive Through Movie Review

No Spoilers! STAR WARS Drive Through Movie Review

******** NO SPOILERS ******** Clint and Kristin of the Nerd Riders were lucky enough to be able to see an early screening of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS.  Here is their, spoiler free, review of one of the biggest films of all time.  Which is your favorite STAR WARS film?  Who...
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YABC Book Haul - December 2105

YABC Book Haul - December 2105

Happy Holidays from the YABC staff! Here is an epic book haul for you! See anything you want on your wish list?   
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YABC November Book Haul

YABC November Book Haul

The YABC team is thankful for so much this year, but most of all, we are thankful that you are a part of the YABC family.  We hope you enjoy this bountiful book haul! What are you looking forward to reading out of this book haul?
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JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS - Drive Through Movie Review

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS - Drive Through Movie Review

The Nerd Riders, Clint and (Honorary Nerd Rider) Lauren, give their review of the reinvention of the 1980's cartoon JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS.
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GOOSEBUMPS - Drive Through Movie Review

GOOSEBUMPS - Drive Through Movie Review

The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, give their review of the new GOOSEBUMPS film featuring R.L. Stine and all of his monsters.  
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YABC August Book Haul

YABC August Book Haul

It's here! It's Here! The August Book Haul is finally here! Enjoy this mountain of wordy-filled goodness.  Yay for books!
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New! #YABCMailbox Book Haul - February 2015

New! #YABCMailbox Book Haul - February 2015
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Happy February, YABCers!  Here are the latest releases we got in our mailbox this month. Which books are you stoked to read?                               ...and picture books :)                
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New! #YABCMailbox Book Haul ~ January 2015

New! #YABCMailbox Book Haul ~ January 2015

















  Happy New Year, YABCers!  Check out our latest haul, combined goodies from December and January. Sooooo many amazing releases in here!                                and picture books!           What a haul, right? That's what...
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Take Me Home: Forests of the World
 
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Hurricane Summer
 
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All Kinds of Other
 
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Reign of Secrets
 
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At the Midnight Ball, leave your inhibitions at the...
The Forest of Stolen Girls
 
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1426, Joseon (Korea). Hwani's family has never been the...
Go the Distance
 
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In Deeper Waters
 
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These Feathered Flames (These Feathered Flames, #1)
 
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Take Me Home: Waters of the World
 
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This Is My America
 
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The Hate U Give meets Just Mercy in this unflinching...
Colors in Nature
 
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Welcome to Arizona
 
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I Don't Want to Go to School
 
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Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet
 
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Counting Down with You
 
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There's No Ham in Hamburgers: Facts and Folklore About Our Favorite Foods
 
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Take Me Home: Forests of the World
 
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"TAKE ME HOME: FORESTS OF THE WORLD is an approachable nonfiction book that teaches about different kinds of forests, from..."
Hurricane Summer
 
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"HURRICANE SUMMER is a sweeping coming-of-age story that captures the difficult and at times dangerous transition to womanhood. Tilla is..."
All Kinds of Other
 
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"ALL KINDS OF OTHER is an intriguing YA contemporary that follows two boys as they start at a new school...."
Take Me Home: Waters of the World
 
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"TAKE ME HOME: WATERS OF THE WORLD is an engaging nonfiction picture book that teaches basics and fun facts about..."
This Is My America
 
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"WHAT I LOVED: Tracy's family is an outsider in multiple ways in their Texas town: they're one of the..."
Colors in Nature
 
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"COLORS IN NATURE is a beautifully illustrated book of art that features animals and plants. The book walks through each..."
Welcome to Arizona
 
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"WELCOME TO ARIZONA is a simple, fun travel guide picture book for children about the state. The book covers fun..."
I Don't Want to Go to School
 
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"I DON'T WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL features Dinosaur and Mouse, who are both scared of their first day of..."
Counting Down with You
 
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"COUNTING DOWN WITH YOU is a heart-wrenching and visceral YA contemporary read. Karina (Myra is her familial name) is a..."
The Light of Days Young Readers’ Edition: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos
 
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"What worked: This is one gut-wrenching, powerful collection of stories of young Jewish women Resistance fighters in Hitler's Ghettos. The..."
There's No Ham in Hamburgers: Facts and Folklore About Our Favorite Foods
 
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"While I was familiar with most of the information in the book, due to apparently all too frequent deep..."
Fate Calling
 
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"Fate Calling by Lindsay Grace is a beautifully written fae fantasy about a young human girl named Aislinn and a..."
Reign of Secrets
 
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"What worked: The magical aspect of this book had me turning pages quickly. It was easy to read and..."
In Deeper Waters
 
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"IN DEEPER WATERS is an intriguing and fast-paced YA fantasy. Tal is the fourth of five royal children in a..."
Paint by Sticker Kids: Outer Space
 
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"PAINT BY STICKER KIDS: OUTER SPACE is another fun collection of paint-by-sticker images with an outer space theme. The book..."
These Feathered Flames (These Feathered Flames, #1)
 
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"THESE FEATHERED FLAMES is an enchanting YA fantasy about sisterhood, power, and destiny. When twins are born in the royal..."
The Mother of Monsters
 
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"‘The Mother of Monsters’ by Fran Parnell, illustrated by Sophie Fatus, tells the story of Ntombi, the chief's daughter. She..."
Grim, Grunt and Grizzle-Tail: A Story from Chile
 
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"‘Grim, Grunt and Grizzle-Tail’ by Fran Parnell, illustrated by Sophie Fatus, is great for younger elementary readers and anyone who..."
Baseball Baby
 
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"BASEBALL BABY is a delightful board book about baseball. The book begins with heading to the park to play baseball..."
I Am Not a Penguin
 
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"I AM NOT A PENGUIN is a silly picture book that manages to teach young readers about pangolins. A pangolin..."