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Author Chat with Elizabeth Bunce (Premediated Myrtle: How To Get Away With Myrtle), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Elizabeth Bunce author of Premediated Myrtle: How To Get Away With Myrtle. Read on for more about Elizabeth and her book, an excerpt, plus a giveaway!       Meet Elizabeth Bunce !     Elizabeth C. Bunce  grew up on a steady diet...
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Zachary Snyder
Love the cover artwork! Think my niece would love the book! (After I read it)
Thursday, 24 September 2020 11:55
Penny Olson
The cover is really fun and intriguing. I love the idea of a girl sleuth with a cat.
Thursday, 24 September 2020 15:02
Gabby Roberts
This seems like such a cute book! Reminds me of Enola Holmes!
Monday, 28 September 2020 23:23
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Author Chat with Kelly Jensen (Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Kelly Jensen author of Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy. Read on for more about Kelly and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Kelly Jensen ! Kelly Jensen  is a former librarian and current editor at  Book Riot  and...
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Zachary Snyder
This book looks great, would be good for my twins!
Thursday, 20 August 2020 12:12
Heena Cruzl
The things you give are very convincing, I have read it many times and feel very logical. This is my own opinion, but many people ... Read More
Sunday, 23 August 2020 22:57
Gabby Roberts
This sounds cute, inspiring, and uplifting!
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 19:32
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Spotlight on Naked Mole Rat Saves The World (Karen Rivers), Plus Excerpt & Review!

Spotlight on Naked Mole Rat Saves The World (Karen Rivers), Plus Excerpt & Review!










  Today we're excited to spotlight Naked Mole Rat Saves The World (Karen Rivers).  Read on for more about Karen, an excerpt, plus an review!          Meet Karen Rivers !   Karen Rivers's books have been nominated for a wide range of literary awards and have been published in...
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Spotlight on The Jumbie God's Revenge (Tracey Baptiste), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Jumbie God's Revenge by Tracey Baptiste.  Read on for more about Tracey and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Tracey Baptiste!   Tracey Baptiste is a New York Times bestselling author who grew up in Trinidad and Tobago on...
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Author Chat with Nicole Melleby (Hurricane Season), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Nicole Melleby author of Hurricane Season.  Read on for more about Nicole, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Nicole Melleby ! Nicole Melleby is a born-and-bred Jersey girl with a passion for storytelling. She studied creative writing at Fairleigh...
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Recent Comments
John
What a beautiful Van Gogh-style sky on the cover!
Tuesday, 07 May 2019 20:37
Nancy Hernandez
It really is beautiful.
Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:15
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds emotional and fun to read.
Monday, 03 June 2019 20:05
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Spotlight on The End Of The World & Beyond (AVI), Plus Excerpt!

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Today we're excited to spotlight The End Of The World & Beyond  by AVI.  Read on for more about AVI plus an excerpt!           Meet AVI ! Avi is the author of many books for young readers including  Catch You Later, Traitor,  the Newbery Medal novel Crispin:...
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