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Giveaway: The Sisters of Straygarden Place (Hayley Chewins) ~ (US Only)

Giveaway: The Sisters of Straygarden Place (Hayley Chewins) ~ (US Only)


The Sisters of Straygarden Place (US Only) by: Hayley Chewins Release Date: October 13th, 2020 Publisher: Candlewick Press         ~About the Book~ A riveting middle-grade fantasy about sibling bonds, enchanted houses, and encroaching wildness, lyrically told in eerily beautiful prose The grass grew taller than the house itself,...
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Zachary Snyder
This book looks fun! look forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 12:13
Chiara Jucha
This looks really good! The cover is fantastic
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 20:14
Andrea Cerda
It looks really interesting and I like the cover!
Thursday, 22 October 2020 10:24
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Author Chat with Shannon Takaoka (Everything I Thought I Knew) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Shannon Takaoka author of Everything I Thought I Knew. Read on for more about Shannon and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Shannon Takaoka ! Shannon Takaoka has worked as a writer, editor, and public relations consultant in the technology and...
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Zachary Snyder
Looking forward to reading it, cover is beautiful!
Thursday, 15 October 2020 13:07
Joan Kim
I can only imagine what it must be like to have a second chance at life, looking forward to reading!
Thursday, 29 October 2020 06:06
Lily M.
This book sounds interesting
Saturday, 31 October 2020 04:01
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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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