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Giveaway: The Great Gatsby (K Woodman-Maynard) ~ (US/Can Only)

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The Great Gatsby (US/Can Only) Illustrated by: K Woodman-Maynard Release Date: January 5th, 2021 Publisher: Candlewick Press         About the Book A sumptuously illustrated adaptation casts the powerful imagery of F. Scott Fitzgerald's great American novel in a vivid new format. From the green light across the bay...
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Zachary Snyder
Awesome, a graphic novel adaptation sounds great!
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 10:27
Alyssa Annico
This graphic novel adaptation looks like a great spin on the classic!
Saturday, 12 September 2020 06:53
Brittany
Love the original and also love graphic novels ... what could go wrong?!
Sunday, 13 September 2020 12:14
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Giveaway: Somebody Give This Heart A Pen (Sophia Thakur) ~ US/Can Only

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Somebody Give This Heart A Pen (US/Can Only) by: Sophia Thakur Release Date: Septeber 8th, 2020 Publisher: Candlewick Press       About the Book    From acclaimed performance poet Sophia Thakur comes a stirring collection of coming-of-age poems exploring issues of identity, difference, perseverance, relationships, fear, loss, and joy. From...
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Blesseth Jackson
I'm trying to read more poetry, so I can't wait to read this book!
Monday, 24 August 2020 14:27
Gabby Roberts
I adore spoken word performances, so this book seems a perfect fit for me.
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 18:13
Danielle Hammelef
I love this cover and I'm a poetry fan.
Thursday, 03 September 2020 15:35
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Author Chat with Amy Hest (The Summer We Found The Baby) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Amy Hest author of The Summer We Found The Baby. Read on for more about Amy and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Amy Hest !            Amy Hest is the author of many beloved books for...
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Zachary Snyder
Beautiful cover, but the title really reeled me in!
Thursday, 06 August 2020 13:27
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is my happy place! The book has been high on my TBR for a long time.
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 14:37
Penny Olson
The cover makes me think of summer and the story sounds interesting.
Sunday, 06 September 2020 18:51
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Giveaway: Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America (US/Can Only) edited by: Nora Shalaway Carpenter Release Date: October 13th, 2020 Publisher: Candlewick Press       About the Book Gracie sees a chance of fitting in at her South Carolina private school, until a “white trash”–themed Halloween party has her...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Monday, 03 August 2020 13:48
Danielle Hammelef
I enjoy this cover and see many exciting authors listed as contributors.
Sunday, 30 August 2020 13:41
Emily
Growing up in a rural town I think I will relate to most of these stories.
Monday, 31 August 2020 15:28
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Giveaway: Zora and Me (Victoria Bond) ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Zora and Me (US/Can Only) by: Victoria Bond Release Date: October 13th, 2020 Publisher: Candlewick Press       About the Book For Carrie and her best friend, Zora, Eatonville—America’s first incorporated Black township—has been an idyllic place to live out their childhoods. But when a lynch mob crosses the town’s border...
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Zachary Snyder
Love the cover, book looks great!
Monday, 03 August 2020 13:19
Cass
The cover really drew me in! And the synopsis is so enticing! I love reading fantasy/paranormal activities ... Read More
Monday, 10 August 2020 15:19
Andrea Cerda
it looks really good!
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 18:15
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Giveaway: Everything I Thought I Knew (Shannon Takaoka) ~ (US/Can Only)

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Everything I Thought I Knew (US/Can Only) by: Shannon Takaoka Release Date: October 13th, 2020 Publisher: Candlewick Press       About the Book Seventeen-year-old Chloe had a plan: work hard, get good grades, and attend a top-tier college. But after she collapses during cross-country practice and is told that she...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Monday, 03 August 2020 12:42
Andrea Cerda
Love the cover. Specially since I see someone surfing in the pulmonary artery ?
Monday, 03 August 2020 15:30
Cass
The cover looks so great! I'm really excited to read about Chloe's discoveries after reading the synopsis.
Monday, 10 August 2020 15:24
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Giveaway: Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe (Carole Boston Weatherford) ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe (US/Can Only) by: Carole Boston Weatherford Release Date: September 8th, 2020 Publisher: Candlewick Press       About the Book From the day she was born into a troubled home to her reigning days as a Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe (née Norma Jeane...
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Zachary Snyder
What an interesting idea for a book, look great!
Monday, 27 July 2020 12:52
Gabby Roberts
Marilyn Monroe's story is such a tragedy. I like the idea of hearing her inner monologue before her life was taken.
Sunday, 09 August 2020 22:11
Morgan
This sounds so interesting
Monday, 10 August 2020 10:40
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Spotlight on Smooth (Matt Burns), Plus Playlist & Giveaway! ~ (US/Can Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Smooth (Matt Burns).  Read on for more about Matt, plus a playlist and giveaway!         Meet  Matt Burns !          Matt Burns grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia and wrote this book in New York. He currently works as an animation...
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Jessica Robayo
I'm looking forward to reading this! The cover really catches your eye and the playlist tie-in is great.
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 13:19
Morgan
This cover is hilarious!
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 13:32
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is humorous which matches the synopsis. This book sounds emotional and real.
Friday, 24 July 2020 14:30
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Author Chat with Susann Cokal (Mermaid Moon), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Susann Cokal author of Mermaid Moon. Read on for more about Susann and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Susann Cokal!        Susann Cokal  is the author of  The Kingdom of Little Wounds,  a Michael L. Printz Honor...
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Lauren
This beautiful cover is truly a work of art. The storyline promises great adventure and a journey of self-discovery from a unique ... Read More
Monday, 23 March 2020 11:36
Rayne
The cover is gorgeous, judging by the synposis, I think I'm going to love this one! It seems like such a unique plot and I live fo... Read More
Friday, 27 March 2020 14:20
Zachary Snyder
The book sounds great! looking forward to reading it.
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 13:11
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Spotlight on We Are All His Creatures (Deborah Noyes), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight We Are All His Creatures  by Deborah Noyes.  Read on for more about Deborah and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Deborah Noyes!        Deborah Noyes  is the author of numerous books for children and adults, including the young...
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Victoria Scott
Sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!
Sunday, 08 March 2020 18:50
Lauren
What an interesting set of historical fiction stories! The cover really sets the reader up for intrigue and excitement.
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 13:35
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is fun and bright. The synopsis makes this an exciting read for me.
Sunday, 29 March 2020 17:44
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