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Giveaway: Baby and Solo (Lisabeth Posthuma) ~ (US Only)

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   Baby and Solo (US Only) Author: Lisabeth Posthuma Release Date: May 11th, 2021 Publisher: Candlewick Press       About The Book Seventeen-year-old Joel Teague has a new prescription from his therapist—a part-time job—the first step toward the elusive Normal life he’s been so desperate to live ever since The...
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Giveaway: Sunshine (Marion Bauer) ~ (US Only)

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   Sunshine (US Only) Author: Marion Bauer Release Date: May 18th, 2021 Publisher: Candlewick Press       About The Book Newbery Honoree Marion Dane Bauer evokes the “summer that changed everything” in the life of a boy growing up without a mother. Since as far back as Ben can remember,...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:36
Chiara Jucha
I think this book would resonate with my students.
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 14:44
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Giveaway: Amber and Clay (Laura Amy Schlitz) ~ (US Only)

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   Amber and Clay (US Only) by: Laura Amy Schlitz Release Date: March 9th, 2021 Publisher: Candlewick Press       About The Book Welcome to ancient Greece as only genius storyteller Laura Amy Schlitz can conjure it. In a warlike land of wind and sunlight, “ringed by a restless sea,”...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks Great! I look forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 09 February 2021 10:58
Amanda
I love books set in ancient Greece. It looks so beautiful!
Friday, 19 February 2021 17:52
Debra Branigan
The cover tells a story and the synopsis sounds like the book will be an adventurous read. Thanks for sharing.
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 19:09
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Giveaway: Merci Suarez Can't Dance (Meg Medina) ~ (US Only)

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   Merci Suarez Can't Dance (US Only) by: Meg Medina Release Date: April 16th, 2021 Publisher: Candlewick Press       About The Book Seventh grade is going to be a real trial for Merci Suárez. For science she’s got no-nonsense Mr. Ellis, who expects her to be a smart as...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Saturday, 30 January 2021 18:51
Debra Branigan
The cover is perfect for the story. The book does sound so middle school and any young reader is definitely going to connect.... Read More
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 13:10
Chiara Jucha
My students loved the first book, I am sure the second will be great!
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 14:33
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6th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ~ Day 5

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Welcome to YABC's Sixth 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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Zachary Snyder
So many great books, hope I win!
Saturday, 05 December 2020 18:32
Jeana Kwiecinski
Such an array of different books! They all look good!
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 19:49
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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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