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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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Wings of Ebony (Wings of Ebony, #1)
 
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"WINGS OF EBONY is a beautifully crafted YA fantasy. A year has passed since Rue's life was irrevocably changed. Her..."
The Forgotten World (The World Apart Series Book 3)
 
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The Tempest Sea
 
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The Fractured Empire
 
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The Gilded Ones (Deathless #1)
 
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"THE GILDED ONES by Namina Forna is a YA fantasy novel and the first book in the Deathless series. The..."
Unchosen
 
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"UNCHOSEN is a fantastic and completely captivating YA apocalyptic fantasy, filled with feminism, friendship, sisterhood, and romance. Charlotte is the..."
The Memory Thief  (Thirteen Witches #1)
 
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"Rosie has always taken care of herself and her mother in their house overlooking the coast of Maine. Her mother..."
Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke
 
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"Maraniss, whose Strong Inside covered Black basketball player Perry Wallace, turns his incredible research skills the the story of Glenn..."
The Elephant in the Room
 
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Alone in the Woods
 
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"Jocelyn always looks forward to the vacation in a cabin that she and her friend Alex's family take every year...."
Disaster Days
 
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We Dream of Space
 
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Wild River
 
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In the Penalty Box
 
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"IN THE PENALTY BOX is a cute YA contemporary hockey romance. Willow is a figure skater heading for the Olympics,..."
The Afterlife of the Party (Afterlife, #1)
 
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The Alcazar (The Cerulean, #2)
 
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Super Fake Love Song
 
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Charlie Thorne and the Lost City (Charlie Thorne #2)
 
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