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Teaser Trailer & Giveaway: Jackaby Series (William Ritter) ~ US Only

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Book’s Title: The Oddmire, Book 1: Changeling The Oddmire, Book 2: The Unready Queen The Oddmire, Book 3: Deepest Darkest Jackaby     Author/Illustrator: William Ritter     Release Date:  The Oddmire, Book 1: Changeling (Paperback) - April 14, 2020 The Oddmire, Book 2: The Unready Queen (Paperback) - June 22, 2021 The...
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Davianna Nieto
The covers are beautiful and the synopsis grabbed my attention.
Saturday, 17 July 2021 15:19
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Author Chat with Amy Timberlake (Egg Marks The Spot)!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Amy Timberlake author of Egg Marks The Spot !  Read on for more about Amy and her book!       Meet  Amy Timberlake ! Amy Timberlake's work has received a Newbery Honor, an Edgar, and a Golden Kite Award. One book was chosen...
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Author Chat with Laura Silverman (Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunset and Sunrise), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Laura Silverman author of Up All Night: 13 Stories Between Sunset and Sunrise !  Read on for more about Laura, her book, plus an giveaway!        Meet  Laura Silverman !        Laura Silverman  is an author and freelance editor in...
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Keia
I love all these YA anthologies that are coming out lately! This cover is super pretty.
Tuesday, 20 July 2021 12:49
Andrea Cerda
love the cover and the story looks interesting!
Friday, 23 July 2021 01:03
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5 Interesting Facts About Planets! + Win A Copy of How To Become A Planet (Nicole Melleby) ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight How To Become A Planet  by Nicole Melleby!  Read on for more about Nicole and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Nicole Melleby !     Nicole Melleby  is a born-and-bred Jersey girl with a passion for storytelling. She studied...
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Danielle Hammelef
This is one of the most creative covers I've ever seen! This book sounds emotional and one I will enjoy reading.
Friday, 18 June 2021 13:23
Chiara Jucha
this book is on my TBR list!
Friday, 18 June 2021 20:39
Frida
I am actually blown away by the synopsis! Even though I believe this book is for a younger audience than myself, I really want to ... Read More
Friday, 18 June 2021 20:43
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It’s Live! Cover Reveal: Walls by L.M. Elliott + Giveaway ~ (US Only)

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We're so excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Walls by L.M. Elliott, releasing 7/27/2021 from Algonquin Young Readers!     Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hey YABC, welcome to the cover reveal of WALLS! The art designers at Algonquin Young Readers created such...
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Danielle Hammelef
I love the cover and this book sounds unique and one I must read.
Saturday, 08 May 2021 17:19
Debra Branigan
I like the thematic cover and the synopsis sounds very unique and interesting. Thank you for sharing.
Sunday, 16 May 2021 14:56
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Author Chat with Sarah Jean Horwitz (The Dark Lord Clementine), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Sarah Jean Horwitz author of The Dark Lord Clementine.  Read on for more about Sarah, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Sarah Jean Horwitz ! SARAH JEAN HORWITZ  grew up next door to a cemetery and down the street from...
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Chiara Jucha
I have been wanting to read this book, it looks so good!
Monday, 19 April 2021 15:54
Danielle Hammelef
I love the fun cover and the synopsis sounds fun too.
Saturday, 08 May 2021 17:14
Dan Denman
I like the book cover design. This sounds like a good story.
Friday, 14 May 2021 12:16
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Five Tough Tactics for Protesting at School + Win A Copy of Kids On The March: 15 Stories of Speaking Out, Protesting, and Fighting for Justice (Michael Long) ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Kids On The March: 15 Stories of Speaking Out, Protesting, and Fighting for Justice   by Michael Long.  Read on for more about Michael and his book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Michael Long ! Michael G. Long  is the author...
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Chiara Jucha
Looks like an amazing nonfiction book!
Saturday, 03 April 2021 13:30
Simone
This would be great in my classroom, non-fiction is hard to get them to read but this book looks really fun!
Monday, 12 April 2021 20:07
Danielle Hammelef
The cover matches this important nonfiction book.
Saturday, 17 April 2021 15:38
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The Power Of Fictional Ballet Dancers + Win a Copy of Bright Burning Stars (A.K. Small)! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Bright Burning Stars  by A.K. Small.  Read on for more about A.K. and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet A.K. Small ! A.K. Small's debut novel, BRIGHT BURNING STARS, was published by Algonquin Young Readers in May 2019 and released...
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Tiffany Engler
I love this cover!
Tuesday, 30 March 2021 18:39
Davianna Nieto
The cover is stunning and the synopsis is intriguing. I've been dying to read this book.
Wednesday, 07 April 2021 14:20
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is amazing and the premise sounds exciting and full of suspense.
Sunday, 11 April 2021 15:02
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6th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza - Day 10

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Welcome to YABC's Sixth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ! We're featuring some of the  hottest titles of the year-- perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!--with exciting giveaways every day for the first twelve days of December. Each giveaway will run for seven days. ( Giveaways...
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Zachary Snyder
Books look great!
Thursday, 10 December 2020 12:43
Andrea Cerda
Thanks for the opportunity!!! want to read them all
Monday, 14 December 2020 10:38
Jeana Kwiecinski
What a great selection of books!
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 20:44
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Spotlight on Don't Call Me Crazy (Kelly Jensen), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  (Don't) Call Me Crazy   by Kelly Jensen!  Read on for more about Kelly and her book, plus an giveaway!        Meet  (Don't) Call Me Crazy ! Who’s Crazy?   What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when...
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Kara S
The cover is okay, but the authors included and the theme of the anthology are top-notch, IMHO! Thanks for this chance to win -- ... Read More
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 21:02
Alyssa Annico
It's so important to have open conversations about mental health. This book looks and sounds perfect to start that dialogue!... Read More
Thursday, 18 October 2018 12:35
Marisa Fort
I like the cartoons on the cover, the synopsis sounds amazing! So needed!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 18:06
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