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Spotlight on Truly Tyler (Terri Libenson), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Truly Tyler  by Terri Libenson.  Read on for more about Terri and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Terri Libenson ! Terri is the bestselling author of Invisible Emmie, Positively Izzy, Just Jaime, and Becoming Brianna, as well as a Reuben...
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Zachary Snyder
Love this series, can't wait for this one!
Tuesday, 04 May 2021 15:39
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Spotlight on Kate In Waiting (Becky Albertalli), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Kate In Waiting  by Becky Albertalli.  Read on for more about Becky and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Becky Albertalli !       Becky Albertalli  is the author of William C. Morris Award winner and National Book Award longlist...
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Keia
I love all of Becky Albertalli's books! I can't wait to read this one. I especially love the cover.
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 19:58
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is cute. The synopsis tells me I'm going to love reading this book.
Friday, 14 May 2021 12:39
Penny Olson
The cover is creative. The story sounds fun and dramatic.
Wednesday, 19 May 2021 00:57
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Author Chat with Marie E. Andreu (Love In English), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Marie E. Andreu author of         Love In English. Read on for more about Marie and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Marie E. Andreu ! Maria E. Andreu is a writer and author of the forthcoming  Love in English...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Thursday, 04 February 2021 14:34
Keia
This one sounds super cute. Love the cover.
Wednesday, 10 February 2021 12:02
Debra Branigan
Cover looks good and the synopsis sounds like a delightful read.
Friday, 19 February 2021 14:37
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Author Chat with B.B. Alston (Amari and the Night Brothers), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with B.B. Alston author of Amari and the Night Brothers. Read on for more about B.B. and his book, plus a giveaway!       Meet B.B. Alston ! B. B. Alston lives in Lexington, SC. Amari and the Night Brothers is his debut middle...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, love the cover!
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 11:37
Andrea Cerda
the cover is really interesting and looks like a good book.
Monday, 01 February 2021 15:41
Amanda
I can't take my eyes off the cover- so beautiful! This has been on my TBR for a while- can't wait to read it!
Friday, 05 February 2021 18:06
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Giveaway: Concrete Rose (Angie Thomas) ~ (US Only)

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Concrete Rose (US Only) by: Angie Thomas Release Date: January 12th, 2021 Publisher: Balzer + Bray       About the Book: International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood. If...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 14:52
Kiara T.
This book looks great!
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:40
Tiffany Engler
I adored The Hate U Give, I cannot wait to pick this one up!
Monday, 18 January 2021 10:02
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Giveaway: Happily Ever Afters (Elise Bryant) ~ (US Only)

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Happily Ever Afters (US Only) by: Elise Bryant Release Date: January 5th, 2021 Publisher: Harpercollins Children's Books/Balzer + Bray       About the Book: Jane the Virgin meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in this charming debut romantic comedy filled with Black Girl Magic. Perfect for fans of...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 06 January 2021 14:02
Andrea Cerda
Book looks interesting! like the cover it looks like my laptop LOL
Wednesday, 06 January 2021 21:08
Simone
This sounds like a really good twist on a love triangle, and the blue-green on the cover is so pleasing to look at.
Thursday, 07 January 2021 15:54
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Author Chat with Iva-Marie Palmer (Gimme Everything You Got), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Iva-Marie Palmer author of Gimme Everything You Got. Read on for more about Iva-Marie and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Iva-Marie Palmer ! Iva-Marie Palmer is the author of two novels for teens,  The End of the World as We...
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Zachary Snyder
This book looks good, look forward to reading it.
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 11:31
Alivia Hartz
This sounds like such a fun read!
Sunday, 26 July 2020 15:21
John Clark
Very much looking forward to reading this.
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 19:36
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Spotlight on Felix Ever After (Kacen Callender), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Felix Ever After  by Kacen Callender.  Read on for more about Kacen and their book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Kacen Callender ! Kacen Callender  is originally from Saint Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands. Kacen has a BA from Sarah Lawrence...
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Madeline Tebo
I can't wait to read this! And the cover is gorgeous!
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:07
Abigail Lowry
Kacen Callender is one of my favorite authors and I can't wait to read their next book; it looks fantastic!
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 13:14
Keia
One of my favorite book covers! I can't wait to read this one.
Thursday, 21 May 2020 20:51
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GIVEAWAY: I Believe I Can (Grace Byers) ~ (US Only)

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I Believe I Can (US Only) by: Grace Byers Release Date: March 3rd, 2020 Publisher: Balzer + Bray     About the Book: From the New York Times bestselling creators of I Am Enough comes an empowering follow-up that celebrates every child’s limitless potential. I Believe I Can is an affirmation...
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Debra Branigan
The book sounds like a great read to share with children everywhere. I like the cover art as well. Best wishes to the author on th... Read More
Monday, 02 March 2020 16:55
Danielle Hammelef
I think the cover is heartwarming and the message in the synopsis important to all.
Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:34
Penny Olson
The cover is beautiful. The whole concept of this book is what we need more of.
Monday, 23 March 2020 23:24
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Author Chat with Elana K Arnold (Red Hood), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Elana K Arnold author of Red Hood. Read on for more about Elana and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Elana K Arnold!          Elana K. Arnold is the author of many books for kids and teens,...
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Madeline Tebo
I absolutely LOVE fairytale retellings and can't wait to read this!
Saturday, 22 February 2020 13:43
Lindsay
I love retellings! I'm so excited for this one!!
Sunday, 23 February 2020 15:13
Lauren
Such an well-written synopsis! Really suspenseful. The cover is perfect, with the fur texture.
Thursday, 27 February 2020 11:05
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