The Official YABC Blog

All things news, updates, giveaways, and other goodies on Young Adult (and Kids!) Books Central.

Spotlight on The Journal Of Angela Ashby (Liana Gardner), Plus Interview, & Giveaway!

TheJournalofAngelaAshby_6x9_20180801_HiRes
Liana Gardner


Today we're excited to spotlight  The Journal Of Angela Ashby   by Liana Gardner!  Read on for more about Liana and her book, an interview, plus a giveaway!          Meet  Liana Gardner ! Liana Gardner is the two-time teen choice award-winning author of the Misfit McCabe series. Daughter...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Debra Branigan
The cover is very attractive and definitely will catch the eye of YA readers. I already had this book on my to-read list. Good luc... Read More
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 22:18
Renee Moore
This novel sounds great, and I love the cover!
Thursday, 04 October 2018 22:19
Emily
This book sounds fun!
Saturday, 06 October 2018 14:58
  1720 Hits
  7 Comments

Author Chat with Nikita Gill (Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul), Plus Giveaway!

FierceFairytales

39088508

Today we're excited to chat with Nikita Gill , author of  Fierce Fairytales .     Read on for more about Nikita and her book, plus a giveaway!         Meet Nikita Gill !  Nikita Gill is a Indian Sikh writer brought up in Gurugram, Haryana in India. In...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
necole
Beautiful cover!!! And all these stories and poems sound like an amazing current twist to classic tales.
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 06:56
Renee Moore
Beautiful cover! It almost reminds me of something you would see in a magical world like Harry Potter. The tales sounds amazing. I... Read More
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 14:59
Kristie Padilla
This cover is gorgeous and the synopsis sounds so good! Can't wait to read it!
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 22:59
  2293 Hits
  14 Comments

Author Chat with Ibi Zoboi (Pride), Plus Giveaway!

Screen-Shot-2018-09-11-at-9.28.24-PM



Today we're excited to chat with Ibi Zobi , author of  Pride .     Read on for more about Ibi and her book, plus a giveaway!     Meet Ibi Zoboi !        Ibi Zoboi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and immigrated to the U.S. when she was...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Kara S
The cover design is uniquely appealing, and the synopsis convinces me this is a worthwhile read!
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:04
Renee Moore
I LOVE re-tellings of classics! Can't wait to read this one.
Sunday, 16 September 2018 20:44
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:42
  1604 Hits
  8 Comments

Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview & Giveaway: The Third Mushroom (Jennifer L Holm)

TTMBanner




Hello! Today YABC is hosting a blog tour stop for     The Third Mushroom   Read on for more about Jennifer, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!                     Meet  The Third Mushroom !   "Believe in the unexpected" with this hilarious, heartwarming,...
Continue reading
  895 Hits
  0 Comment

Author Chat with Tara Lynn Masih (My Real Name Is Hanna), Plus Giveaway!

3934660_20180910-183533_1
Tara Lynn Masih


Today we're excited to chat with Tara Lynn Masih , author of  My Real Name Is Hanna .     Read on for more about Tara and her book plus a giveaway!           Meet  Tara Lynn Masih ! Tara Lynn Masih is editor of two ForeWord Books...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Renee Moore
Beautiful cover!
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:35
Tara Lynn Masih
Thanks so much! Designed by Sophie Appel.
Sunday, 16 September 2018 17:41
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:40
  1925 Hits
  9 Comments

Author Of The Week: Chat with Katya de Becerra (What The Woods Keep), Plus Giveaway!!

b2ap3_large_unnamed-1



Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!           Introducing  Katya de Becerra   , YABC's...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Candice Gigous
The cover is eerie and mysterious fitting with synopsis. The synopsis is very intriguing. Sounds like a thrilling read.
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 05:57
Renee Moore
I have been looking forward to this book for a while now! I cannot wait to read it, and it would be fantastic to win.
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:32
Kara S
The cover is outstanding, and the synopsis tells me this storyline is the kind that keeps me engaged as a reader.
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:08
  1683 Hits
  12 Comments

Author Chat with Nancy Richardson Fischer (When Elephants Fly), Plus Giveaway!

Screen-Shot-2018-09-04-at-10.21.52-PM



Today we're excited to chat with Nancy Richardson Fischer , author of  When Elephants Fly .     Read on for more about Nancy and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Nancy Richardson Fischer !       Nancy Richardson Fischer is a graduate of Cornell University, a published author...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Renee Moore
Would love to read this!
Thursday, 06 September 2018 13:56
Kara S
I love the themes raised by this storylines -- meaty, thoughtful stuff!
Saturday, 08 September 2018 05:07
Marisa Fort
The cover is so beautiful! The synopsis sounds amazing!
Monday, 10 September 2018 19:41
  2438 Hits
  9 Comments

Author Chat with Amber Lynn Natusch (Dare You To Lie)!

37534862



Today we're excited to chat with Amber Lynn Natusch , author of  Dare You To Lie .     Read on for more about Amber and her book!       Meet Amber Lynn Natusch ! AMBER LYNN NATUSCH is the author of the bestselling Caged series for adults. She was...
Continue reading
  825 Hits
  0 Comment

Author Chat with J.M. Frey (The Skylark's Song), Exclusive Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

tss-frontCover-final



Today we're excited to chat with J.M. Frey , author of  The Skylark's Song .     Read on for more about J.M. and her book, an excerpt, plus a giveaway!         Meet J.M. Frey ! J.M. Frey is an author, fanthropologist, and professional smartypants on Accessible Media...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Renee Moore
Aww, her profile picture is perfect! I love Steam punk books.
Thursday, 06 September 2018 13:51
Marisa Fort
The cover is so amazing! The synopsis sounds awesome!
Monday, 10 September 2018 19:38
Debra Branigan
The cover is attractive and will grab those adventure readers. It sounds like it will be entertaining.
Sunday, 16 September 2018 15:55
  1522 Hits
  8 Comments

Author Chat with Whitney Gardner (Fake Blood), Plus Giveaway!

unnamed



Today we're excited to chat with Whitney Gardner , author of Fake Blood.     Read on for more about Whitney and her book, an interview, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Whitney Gardner! Whitney Gardner is an author, illustrator, and coffee addict. Originally from New York, she studied...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Renee Moore
My son would love this!
Thursday, 06 September 2018 13:41
John
"What do you think about the cover and the synopsis?" Good ligne claire cover! Sounds like a great graphic novel!
Saturday, 08 September 2018 16:32
Marisa Fort
The cover is amazing and the synopsis sounds awesome!
Monday, 10 September 2018 19:26
  2255 Hits
  9 Comments

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Jolina can't take Claudine's bullying any longer! The taunts and...
Leaving England
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Sometime around now an unnamed virus has laid London and...
The Dead and the Dark
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Courtney Gould’s thrilling YA debut The Dead and the Dark...
The Great Destroyers
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
Blood, sweat, and death. Welcome...
Fresh
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
A hilarious and vulnerable coming-of-age story about the thrilling new...
Illusionary (Hollow Crown, #2)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
In this thrilling adventure, our magical heroine embarks on a...
Bluebird
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
In 1946, Eva leaves behind the rubble of Berlin for...
Merci Suárez Can't Dance
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Seventh grade is going to be a real trial...
When You Know What I Know
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
This harrowing, and ultimately hopeful novel in verse sensitively...
Between Perfect and Real
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A moving YA debut about a trans boy finding...
The Cost of Knowing
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Dear Martin meets They Both Die at the End...
Gold Spun
 
4.8
 
0.0 (0)
If Nor can't spin gold, she can always spin...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Seventeen-year-old Dayna Walsh is struggling to cope with her somatic...
Small Favors
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Ellerie Downing is waiting for something to happen. Life...
If You Go Down to the Woods Today (Brown Bear Wood)
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Journey through a magical woodland, with poems to read and...
Bunny Will Not Jump!: Ready-to-Read Level 1
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
From the endless imagination of Jason Tharp comes a hilarious...

Latest Member Reviews

The Dead and the Dark
 
5.0
"THE DEAD AND THE DARK is a deliciously creepy paranormal thriller/horror. Logan lives with her two fathers, who co-host a..."
Fearless
 
3.0
"Monica Garcia is thrilled to get an understudy role on Broadway. At 12, this is the first time she will..."
Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People
 
5.0
"I've been looking forward to this nonfiction book since at least 2009, when The Rock and the River came out,..."
The Great Destroyers
 
3.3
"THE GREAT DESTROYERS is an intriguing alternate history that brings robot fighting into the Cold War. Jo is a teenager..."
Paradise on Fire
 
4.0
"Addy lives in the Bronx with her grandmother, Bibi, who has moved from Nigeria to care for her after the..."
Fresh
 
4.3
"FRESH is an entertaining and thought-provoking coming-of-age story. Elliott is a middle child, heading to college far from home at..."
Illusionary (Hollow Crown, #2)
 
5.0
"ILLUSIONARY is a beautifully written sequel in a strong YA fantasy duology. The book begins after the first ended, with..."
Bluebird
 
5.0
"It's 1946 and Eva leaves behind destroyed Berlin for New York City. Eva carries a deadly secret. One that others..."
Incendiary (Hollow Crown #1)
 
4.3
"INCENDIARY is an intriguing YA fantasy with rebellion, magic, and intrigue. Renata was stolen from her parents as a child..."
Love and Other Sins
 
5.0
"Read it in one sitting and can’t wait to read the next one!!"
 
4.3
"This was definitely an interesting book. I really enjoyed all of the witchy aspects of the book! It starts off..."
Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas
 
4.5
"TELL NO TALES is a graphic novel that features Anne Bonny and her tale of pirating. She has an amazing..."
Into Darkness (Stuffed, Book 2) (Stuffed, 2)
 
4.0
"STUFFED INTO DARKNESS features Clark who is so excited to go to camp, where the Stuffies protect them from monsters...."
If You Go Down to the Woods Today (Brown Bear Wood)
 
4.0
"IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY has a poem on each page which opens up to the items..."
Bunny Will Not Jump!: Ready-to-Read Level 1
 
4.0
"Bear wants nothing more than for Bunny to jump, but he won't do it. Bunny doesn't want to jump and..."
Milo's Christmas Parade
 
5.0
"MILO'S CHRISTMAS PARADE features a little opossum who wants nothing more than to join the Christmas parade. For this reason,..."
Taking Care of Mama Rabbit
 
3.5
"When Mama Rabbit falls ill, it's up to Papa Rabbit to go get medicine and her children to make her..."
More Ryan's World of Science: Ready-to-Read Level 1
 
5.0
"MORE RYAN'S WORLD OF SCIENCE features science experiments that are Ryan approved. Not only is this book full of science,..."
Slow Down: 50 Mindful Moments in Nature
 
5.0
"SLOW DOWN contains 50 moments in nature that people will miss on a normal day. Everyone is so busy with..."
A Kid's Guide to Fandom: Exploring Fan-Fic, Cosplay, Gaming, Podcasting, and More in the Geek World!
 
5.0
"A KID'S GUIDE TO FANDOM is exactly what it says and is full of anything and everything nerdy. From cosplaying,..."