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Author Chat with Philippa Stasiuk (The Wonderful Whippet of Winifred Weatherwax), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Philippa Stasiuk, author of  The Wonderful Whippet of Winifred Weatherwax .  Read on for more about Philippa and her book, plus a giveaway!    Meet Philippa Stasiuk!   Writer, rover, animal and plant lover, Philippa has lived in Zimbabwe (where she's from), South Korea, Mexico,...
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Sandy
I really love the cover. Sounds like a great read: a mystery, bonds between dogs and humans and dog breeding, what a great combin... Read More
Friday, 12 October 2018 18:24
Debra Branigan
I found the cover and synopsis very interesting. I hope to read.
Sunday, 14 October 2018 18:07
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome, I love dogs! The synopsis sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 19:44
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Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Tyler James Smith (Unstoppable Moses), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Tyler James Smith (Unstoppable Moses) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Tyler, his novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Tyler James Smith !      Tyler James Smith attended Western Michigan University and after a stint as a mailman,...
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Kara S
The synopsis sounds uniquely good, and the cover is attractive and appropriate to the type of tale it represent, IMHO. Also, ever... Read More
Friday, 12 October 2018 01:34
Debra Branigan
Your synopsis sounds excellent and would easily attract YA readers, but the cover will likely not have the same impact. The story ... Read More
Monday, 15 October 2018 15:37
KM
I haven't heard about this book, but I'm excited for it.
Monday, 22 October 2018 18:07
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Teen Read Week: Author Chat with Hannah West (Realm Of Ruins), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Hannah West (Realm Of Ruins) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Hannah, her novel, plus a giveaway!           Meet  Hannah West !      Hannah West’s debut, Kingdom of Ash and Briars, received a starred...
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Debra Branigan
Love the cover and the storyline. This one sounds exciting.
Monday, 15 October 2018 15:41
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! This book sounds good!
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 07:41
M.A. Briones
omygosh. i.love. that. COVER!!!! and the story line!!!!!! This is going to be AMAZING
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 21:14
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Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Steven Camden (Nobody Real), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Steven Camden (Nobody Real) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Steven, his novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Steven Camden !      Steven Camden is one of the most acclaimed spoken-word artists in the country....
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necole
Beautiful cover and interesting synopsis … intrigued!!
Friday, 12 October 2018 07:17
Debra Branigan
The cover is great and I think YA Readers will love the synopsis. I'm sure I will enjoy the book as our favorite reads have a coup... Read More
Monday, 15 October 2018 15:57
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 19:00
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Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Jessica Brody (The Geography Of Lost Things), Plus Giveaway!



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Today we're excited to chat with Jessica Brody (The Geography Of Lost Things) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Jessica, her novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Jessica Brody !      Jessica Brody is the author of several popular novels for teens and tweens,...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is attractive and I believe YA Readers will enjoy the storyline. Thank you for sharing the book and good luck with it.... Read More
Monday, 15 October 2018 16:03
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! Makes me want to travel! Can't wait to read this book!
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 07:39
KM
This sounds so cool, and the cover is gorgeous.
Monday, 22 October 2018 18:06
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Author Chat with H. S. J. Williams (Fairest Son), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with H.S.J. Williams, author of  Fairest Son .  Read on for more about H.S.J. and her book, plus a giveaway!    Meet H.S.J. Williams!     From the beginning, H. S. J. Williams has loved stories and all the forms they take. Whether with word, art,...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is very nice and YA fantasy readers will give a look. Good luck with the book.
Sunday, 14 October 2018 18:15
Irma Jurejevčič
I'm in love with this cover and the synopsis.... I need it!
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:43
Maggie Hubbe
I love Snow White so I am excited to read a gender-bent version of the story!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 14:12
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Author Chat with Jenna Gavigan (Lulu the Broadway Mouse), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Jenna Gavigan, author of  Lulu the Broadway Mouse .  Read on for more about Jenna and her book, plus a giveaway!    Meet Jenna Gavigan!     Jenna Gavigan , a fourth generation New Yorker, grew up dreaming of Broadway. At age sixteen she made...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is very cute and I love the idea of your story. I can't wait to read this one!
Monday, 15 October 2018 16:08
Marisa Fort
The cover is so cute! The synopsis sounds awesome!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 18:54
Dianna G.
Cute cover! I'd like to get this book for my classroom. I have a student who wants to sing on Broadway. We tried to find him a bo... Read More
Saturday, 27 October 2018 21:08
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Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Shannon Greenland (Watching You), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Shannon Greenland (Watching You) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Shannon, her novel, plus a giveaway!           Meet  Shannon Greenland !      Shannon Greenland, or S. E. Green, is the award winning author of...
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Debra Branigan
I look forward to reading this book. Nice cover.
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 17:43
necole
A stalker book … my kind of thriller!!! The cover is creepy yet gravitating and seems to fit well with the synopsis.
Thursday, 11 October 2018 10:11
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 18:52
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Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Chris Cannon (Burning Bright), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Chris Cannon (Burning Bright) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Chris, her novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Chris Cannon !    Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series and...
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Debra Branigan
This sounds like a fun read and I can't wait to do so! The cover is gorgeous. BTW, I agree with the author on coffee!
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 18:17
Marisa Fort
The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 18:49
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds os much fun to read.
Thursday, 08 November 2018 19:34
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Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Heidi R Kling (Where The Sea Takes Me), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Heidi R Kling (Where The Sea Takes Me) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Heidi, her novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Heidi R Kling !    Heidi R. Kling is the bestselling author of novels...
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Debra Branigan
I look forward to reading the book. Cambodia is quite the exotic setting.
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 18:25
Marisa Fort
Love the colors on the cover! The synopsis sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 18:48
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is amazing and the synopsis sounds exciting!
Thursday, 08 November 2018 19:30
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