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Giveaway: The Heartbreak Bakery (A.R. Capetta) ~ US Only

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  The Heartbreak Bakery Author: A.R. Capetta Publisher: Candlewick Press Publish Date: October 12th, 2021           About the Book Syd (no pronouns, please) has always dealt with big, hard-to-talk-about things by baking. Being dumped is no different, except now Syd is baking at  the  Proud Muffin, a...
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Abigail Lowry
I've heard such great things about this book! It looks incredible!
Tuesday, 28 September 2021 11:18
Kelly McCreery
This book looks stunning! Can't wait to grab a copy!
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 11:26
Danielle Hammelef
I love this cover and have this on my must read list.
Friday, 22 October 2021 17:50
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Spotlight on The Beatryce Prophecy (Kate DiCamillo), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're spotlighting   The Beatryce Prophecy  by Kate DiCamillo! Read on for more about Kate, her book, and a giveaway!         Meet Kate DiCamillo ! Kate DiCamillo  is one of America’s most revered storytellers. She is a former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and a two-time...
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Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover and can't wait to read another book by one of my favorite authors.
Friday, 22 October 2021 17:50
Debra Branigan
I can't wait to read another book by this author. The cover is interesting and the story sounds like a historical fiction winner.... Read More
Monday, 25 October 2021 20:58
Kelly McCreery
Kate DiCamillo is a beloved author in our home! Can’t wait to introduce our kids to another one of her wonderful books to our shel... Read More
Monday, 25 October 2021 21:02
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Author Chat with David LaRochelle (See The Dog: Three Stories About A Cat), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we are chatting with David LaRochelle, author of See The Dog: Three Stories About A Cat ! Read on for more about David, his book, and giveaway!           Meet David LaRochelle ! David LaRochelle is the author of many books for young readers, including  Isle of You...
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Debra Branigan
This looks and sounds like a fun read for young readers.
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 17:16
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is so cute and I'm going to love this humorous book.
Thursday, 21 October 2021 17:17
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Giveaway: Polo Cowboy (G. Neri) ~ (US Only)

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  Polo Cowboy Author: G. Neri Illustrator: Jesse Joshua Watson Publisher: Candlewick Press Publish Date: October 12th, 2021           About the Book How does a Black kid from North Philly wind up playing polo? The much-anticipated sequel to  Ghetto Cowboy ,  now a major motion picture starring...
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Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover and this sounds like an important book.
Thursday, 21 October 2021 17:17
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Giveaway: Crashing In Love (Jennifer Richard Jacobson) ~ (US Only)

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  Crashing In Love Author: Jennifer Richard Jacobson Publisher: Candlewick Press Publish Date: October 12th, 2021           About the Book Since her parents divorced, twelve-year-old Peyton has known that to achieve happier outcomes in her life, she’s got to focus on eliminating her flaws—and on making sure...
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Melanie Bracco
The story sounds good, and I really love the cover!
Friday, 01 October 2021 16:35
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is very cute and this sounds fun to read.
Thursday, 21 October 2021 14:13
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Giveaway: The Delusionist (Don Calame) ~ (US/Can Only)

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  The Delusionist Author: Don Calame Publisher: Candlewick Press Publish Date: October 12th, 2021           About the Book Fifteen-year-old Quinn Purcell wants only one thing: to win a coveted spot at the Masters of Magic Fantasy Camp. But the competition is stiff, including Dani Darling, an incredibly...
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Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover and this book sounds unique to others I've read, with a character who aspires to be a magician.
Sunday, 10 October 2021 11:23
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Giveaway: Genius Under The Table (Eugene Yelchin) ~ (US Only)

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  Genius Under The Table Author: Eugene Yelchin Publisher: Candlewick Press Publish Date: October 5th, 2021           About the Book Drama, family secrets, and a KGB spy in his own kitchen! How will Yevgeny ever fulfill his parents’ dream that he become a national hero when he...
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Zachary Snyder
Look forward to reading this book, looks great!
Wednesday, 15 September 2021 08:31
Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover and can't wait to read this book.
Saturday, 09 October 2021 13:48
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Giveaway: Robber Girl (Franny Billingsley) ~ (US Only)

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  Robber Girl Author: Franny Billingsley Publisher: Candlewick Press Publish Date: September 14th, 2021           About the Book A brilliant puzzle of a book from the author of  Chime  and  The Folk Keeper  plunges us into the vulnerable psyche of one of the most memorable unreliable narrators...
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Danielle Hammelef
The cover is sharp and the unreliable narrator sounds amazing!
Sunday, 03 October 2021 14:03
Debra Branigan
The cover is interesting and direct and the storyline sounds very intriguing. I look forward to reading.
Tuesday, 05 October 2021 20:36
Penny Olson
The cover is simple and the story sounds complex, strange and intriguing.
Thursday, 07 October 2021 14:23
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Giveaway: Battle Of The Bands (edited by Lauren Gibaldi & Eric Smith) ~ (US Only)

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  Battle Of The Bands Edited by: Lauren Gibaldi & Eric Smith Publisher: Candlewick Press Publish Date: September 7th, 2021           About the Book A daughter of rock ’n’ roll royalty has a secret crush. A lonely ticket taker worries about his sister. An almost-famous songwriter nurses...
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Danielle Hammelef
I love the cover and this anthology is going to be a blast to read with all of the talented contributors.
Tuesday, 07 September 2021 12:13
Abigail Lowry
These are some of my favorite authors and the cover is so beautiful!
Tuesday, 21 September 2021 11:06
Penny Olson
The cover is glam. What a great collection of authors and stories.
Tuesday, 05 October 2021 00:08
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