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5th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ~ Day 5

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Welcome to YABC's Fifth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza! We're featuring some of the hottest titles of the year--perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!--with exciting prize packs every day for the first twelve days of December. Each giveaway will run for seven days. Giveaways are US...
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Debra Branigan
I would love to win these to share with my grandson. I have read about a couple of them, including Dancer. It sounds like a sweet ... Read More
Thursday, 05 December 2019 18:10
John
"The Shortest Day" has such a cool-looking cover!
Thursday, 05 December 2019 19:46
Victoria Scott
What a great collection of books! Sure to become some of our favorites!
Friday, 06 December 2019 22:40
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Author Chat with Carolyn Crimi (Weird Little Robots), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Carolyn Crimi, author of Weird Little Robots.  Read on for more about Carolyn and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Carolyn Crimi! Carolyn Crimi enjoys snacking, pugs, Halloween, and writing, although not necessarily in that order. Over the years she...
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Debra Branigan
What a great story! I love the girls looking all "scientific" on the cover. Thanks for writing! On my list for my granddaughter.... Read More
Thursday, 10 October 2019 09:30
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is cute and fun and the synopsis sounds fun as I am a science geek too.
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:30
Penny Olson
The cover is fun and well illustrated. The story sounds relevant and magical.
Sunday, 27 October 2019 00:45
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Author Chat with Tim Wynne-Jones (The Starlight Claim), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Tim Wynne-Jones author of The Starlight Claim.  Read on for more about Tim and his book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Tim Wynne-Jones !   Tim Wynne-Jones is the accomplished author of numerous young adult novels, including The Emperor of Any Place, Blink...
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THE RIFT Giveaway! (US/CAN)


The Rift (US & Canada) by: Rachael Craw Release Date: October 8, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press     About the Book: As corporate greed is pitted against supernatural forces, two young friends must try to protect the precious Old Herd — and their island itself. For generations, the rangers of Black...
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Lily M.
Interesting, interesting
Saturday, 24 August 2019 16:36
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Giveaway: STARWORLD (US & Canada)

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Starworld (US & Canada) by: Paula Garner and Audrey Coulthurst Release Date: April 16, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press   About the Book: In a novel in two voices, a popular teen and an artistic loner forge an unlikely bond — and create an entire universe — via texts. But how long...
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John
"A popular teen and an artistic loner": gee, I wonder which one of *those* I would have been?!
Saturday, 16 March 2019 17:36
Dianna G.
Wow, this sounds like an alien story for the modern world!
Saturday, 16 March 2019 20:01
Courtney Gendreau
This sounds like a great read!!
Sunday, 24 March 2019 12:48
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Giveaway: SUMMER OF '69 (US and Canada)

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Summer of '69 (US & Canada) by: Todd Strasser Release Date: April 9, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press   About the Book: Drawing from his teenage years, Todd Strasser’s novel revisits a tumultuous era and takes readers on a psychedelically tinged trip of a lifetime. With his girlfriend, Robin, away in Canada,...
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Laura Lundeen
I find the cover appealing. I like everything about the color scheme, the title makes me think of the Bryan Adams song. The synops... Read More
Saturday, 09 March 2019 14:03
John
It sounds like this book will uncover the true horror of attending a Led Zeppelin concert!
Sunday, 10 March 2019 11:51
Colleen Burns
I love the cover! The title also reminds me of the Bryan Adams song lol, I used to love that song! The synopsis sounds interesting... Read More
Thursday, 14 March 2019 10:40
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Giveaway: FAT ANGIE: REBEL GIRL REVOLUTION (US Only)

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Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution (US Only) by: e.E. Charlton-Trujillo Release Date: March 12, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press   About the Book: Sophomore year has just begun, and Angie is miserable. Her girlfriend, KC, has moved away; her good friend, Jake, is keeping his distance; and the resident bully has ramped...
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Kylie
This looks like an amazing read! The cover is gorgeous and I think the book sounds highly relatable!
Thursday, 07 March 2019 17:35
Colleen Burns
I don't care that much for the cover, but the book sounds amazing!
Thursday, 14 March 2019 11:03
Emily
This books sounds soooooo good!!!
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 14:39
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Giveaway: WHERE THE HEART IS

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Where the Heart Is (US & Canada) by: Jo Knowles Release Date: April 2, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press   About the Book: If home is where the heart is, what would happen if you lost it? Compassion and humor infuse the story of a family caught in financial crisis and a...
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Amie Lambert-Gaudet
I have to admit that this post was not the first time I have heard about this book. I am a book blogger and book reviewer, so I a... Read More
Saturday, 02 March 2019 19:37
John
Nice cover! I can see where taking care of farm animals would be difficult!
Sunday, 03 March 2019 07:40
Dianna G.
The cover is eye-catching. I like the way it draws your eyes across the entire view. As for the summary, it sounds like there ar... Read More
Sunday, 03 March 2019 16:47
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4th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ~ Day 6

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Welcome to YABC's Fourth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza! We're featuring some of the hottest titles of the year--perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!--with exciting prize packs every day for the first twelve days of December. Each giveaway will run for seven days. Giveaways are US...
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Michelle R.
True Storm looks amazing!
Thursday, 06 December 2018 18:13
Saundra Bowers
True Storm looks really good. The others look good as well, these would cover the different tastes of my grandchildren.
Thursday, 06 December 2018 20:42
John
"Bah! Humbug!" looks like fun!
Thursday, 06 December 2018 21:21
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Author Chat with Hayley Chewins (The Turnaway Girls), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Hayley Chewins (The Turnaway Girls)! Read on for more about Hayley, her novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Hayley Chewins ! Hayley Chewins grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, in a house full of books. A published poet, she studied classical voice...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is so beautiful. I love the idea of your storyline. I can't wait to read.
Monday, 15 October 2018 17:40
Maggie Hubbe
I love this cover and the book seems like a very sweet read!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 14:01
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 18:33
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