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Book Recommendations Based On Your Hogwarts House

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In honor of Harry Potter Day and the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, we're excited to share book recommendations based on your Hogwarts house!      You might belong in Gryffindor, Where dwell the brave at heart, Their daring, nerve, and chivalry Set Gryffindors apart        ...
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Bon Appétit: Books to Feed Your Imagination!

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Today we're excited to share some of our favorite food and literary pairings! We hope these book recommendations will fill your imaginations and your TBR!     Cotton Candy + Beneath the Sugar Sky   A stand-alone fantasy tale from Seanan McGuire's Alex-award winning Wayward Children series, which began in the ...
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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing Contributed by Melissa A. Craven, Indie Manager, Staff Reviewer and Indie Author   Best books for first time authors   One of the most frequent questions readers ask me is how did I get started? How did I even know where to begin? Easy answer...
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Clean Reads

Clean Reads
  We know it can be difficult as a parent, teacher, librarian, etc. to sometimes find books for younger or more sensitive readers. That is why, with the help of our very own C.J. Redwine, we're giving a list that is a great starting point for some of our favorite YA...
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Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB--November 2, 2015

Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB--November 2, 2015
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  Contributed by Karen Sandler        History can be a hard sell for teens (and many adults). Kids ask, “Why do I have to learn this stuff? It happened a long time ago.” They don’t feel a connection between themselves and what they read in history books. The kind...
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The Librarian's Corner--September 21, 2015

The Librarian's Corner--September 21, 2015
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  September is National Suicide Prevention Month ,  and so I'd like to feature some YA Fiction books that have suicide as a major theme. These books can be used by librarians and teachers in a display, or as bibliotherapy for teens they know. While each of these books might not...
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The Librarian's Corner--August 17, 2015

The Librarian's Corner--August 17, 2015
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  This month on the Librarian's Corner I'm featuring my favorite choices for Teen Book Clubs! I've chosen 4 books that all kinds of teens will enjoy, and that are ripe with discussion and activity opportunities. If you've run a teen book club, tell us what your book choices are in...
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Season's Readings--Summer Edition

Season's Readings--Summer Edition
  What better way to spend your summer days than with a new book? Here at YABC we are committed to finding the best reads of the season. Lucky for us, we didn't have to look too far. Our fantastic staff of reviewers have helped us compile a list of what...
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