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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
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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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Giveaway: A Wish In The Dark (Christina Soontornvat) ~ (US/Canada Only)

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A Wish In The Dark (US/Canada Only) by: Christina Soontornvat Release Date: March 24th, 2020 Publisher: Candlewick Press     About the Book: All light in Chattana is created by one man — the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong,...
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Debra Branigan
This one is on my wish list for March releases.The cover art is beautiful and the premise sounds like a wonderful fantasy read. Be... Read More
Monday, 02 March 2020 17:06
Victoria Scott
I think I would enjoy this as much as my kids! Thank you for sharing!
Thursday, 05 March 2020 16:41
Danielle Hammelef
I love the light and dark depicted on this eye-catching cover. this fantasy sounds action packed and suspenseful and so much fun.... Read More
Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:31
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Giveaway: Spindle and Dagger (J. Anderson Coats) ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Spindle and Dagger (US/Canada Only) by: J. Anderson Coats Release Date: March 10th, 2020 Publisher: Candlewick Press         About the Book: Wales, 1109. Three years ago, a warband raided Elen’s home. Her baby sister could not escape the flames. Her older sister fought back and almost killed the...
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Jennifer Mosel
Synopsis is intriguing. Sound different & not like every other story on the shelves right now. I flashed on scenes from Braveheart... Read More
Saturday, 08 February 2020 12:31
Shannon Mizikoski
I have been super interested in this since I first heard about it. I mean, 1109!? Yes please! It sounds so intense and unique, I a... Read More
Monday, 10 February 2020 20:52
Debra Branigan
The cover seems almost too tame for the storyline and time period which could be brutal to survive, but it is pretty. The storylin... Read More
Sunday, 16 February 2020 09:27
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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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