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Announcement: Under the Sea Writing Contest!

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Mermaids! Vampires! Salties! Be-Llyr-vers!   Josie Demuth and Debra Goelz's 'Under the Sea' writing contest is back for the fourth year running, and it's bigger, better, and shinier than ever! Oh, and our celebrity judge this year is a New York Times Bestselling YA author whose upcoming fish tale has all...
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Young Adult Books Central Named One of the Best Young Adult Book Blogs on the Web!

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Today we are excited to share the news that YABC has been named the 2nd best Young Adult Book Blog on the web, coming in just behind Epic Reads! We know without the amazing stories authors share with the world we wouldn't be able to do what we do. But most...
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Dianna G.
BIG congrats -- well deserved award!
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The Sky Above Us
 
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"What worked: Unique coming-of-age story that tackles grief and tragedy. Told through the eyes of six teens, this story starts..."
Goodnight, Little Llama
 
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"GOODNIGHT, LITTLE LLAMA is a charming picture book story about friendship. Little Llama lives with her herd high in the..."
The Boy and the Sea
 
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"THE BOY AND THE SEA is a beautiful story about growing up, dreaming, and peace. The boy brings his questions..."
In Your Cozy Bed
 
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"IN YOUR BED is a cute board book containing a poem about bedtime. The book captures elements of bedtime, such..."
Chicks Rock!
 
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"CHICKS ROCK! is a fun picture book about friendship, reaching for your dreams, and embracing your strengths. Rocker Chick loves..."
The Beach (Bluey)
 
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"BLUEY: THE BEACH is a charming picture book about bravery and adventure. Bluey is excited to be at the beach..."
All About Bluey
 
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"ALL ABOUT BLUEY is a cute board book that introduces the character and some simple facts about her. Whether..."
Instructions for Dancing
 
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"INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCING is an engaging YA contemporary about romance, family, and coming of age. Evie stopped believing in love..."
The Tragedy of Dane Riley
 
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"THE TRAGEDY OF DANE RILEY is a compelling YA contemporary read about family, grief, depression, and mental illness. Dane is..."
The Shadow War
 
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"What worked: Intriguing mix of Sci-fi with historical set during WWII. There is a lot going on in this engaging..."
Even and Odd
 
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"Even and Odd are sisters born a year apart who share their magical power. Odd isn't thrilled with hers, and..."
Kneel
 
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