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Giveaway: ECHO AFTER ECHO (US & Canada)

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Echo After Echo (US & Canada) by: Amy Rose Capetta Release Date: October 10, 2017 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: Debuting on the New York stage, Zara is unprepared — for Eli, the girl who makes the world glow; for Leopold, the director who wants perfection; or for death in...
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John
The cover is very colorful. As for the precis, I'm not sure I approve of making the world glow.
Monday, 11 September 2017 18:28
Lily M.
I like all the colors on the cover, and the book sounds like its going to be a a good read.
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 21:28
Hannah
Love the vibrant cover!
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 00:32
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Giveaway: THE REACTION (US & Canada)

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The Reaction: The War of Angels, Book Two (US & Canada) by: Helena Coggan Release Date: October 10, 2017 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: In the explosive follow-up to The Catalyst, Rose Elmsworth faces a looming war as the world crumbles around her and shocking secrets come to light. Fifteen-year-old...
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John
The cover looks shocking-red. A world of monsters sounds intiguing.
Sunday, 03 September 2017 18:59
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Giveaway: SLIDER (US & Canada)

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Slider (US & Canada) by: Pete Hautman Release Date: September 12, 2017 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: Competitive eating vies with family expectations in a funny, heartfelt novel for middle-grade readers by National Book Award winner Pete Hautman. David can eat an entire sixteen-inch pepperoni pizza in four minutes and...
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John
I love the cool, fun cover--maybe it relates to the book's title!! But--ewww--the book is about competitive eating! I'm sure it'... Read More
Saturday, 12 August 2017 17:02
Lily M.
Seems like this book is going to be funny and entertaining can't wait to check it out.... Read More
Monday, 21 August 2017 02:09
Courtney Gendreau
Seems like it would be a great read, not necessarily my favorite cover, but I'm not one to judge a book by its cover.
Thursday, 24 August 2017 23:01
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Giveaway: TRELL (US & Canada)

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Trell (US & Canada) by: Dick Lehr Release Date: September 12, 2017 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: From the co-author of Black Mass comes a gripping YA novel inspired by the true story of a young man's false imprisonment for murder — and those who fought to free him. On...
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John
The cover has a bit of a 60s vibe, and that makes sense graphic-arts-wise, 'cos the book is described as "gripping," although the ... Read More
Saturday, 12 August 2017 16:52
Courtney Gendreau
I love the cover and the synopsis sounds interesting!
Thursday, 24 August 2017 22:56
Aireanna Lesch
This book seems like it touches a lot of sensitive topics, and I find it very interesting! Very unique cover. It would definitely ... Read More
Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:16
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Press Release: Candlewick Press "Where’s Waldo?" Celebrating His 30th Anniversary on Main Streets This Summer!

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Where’s Waldo? Celebrating His 30th Anniversary on Main Streets This Summer! Indie Bookstores Drive Massive Cross-Country Campaign to Promote the “Shop Local” Message in July Somerville, MA — To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the iconic children’s book character from the Where’s Waldo? series and to continue the Find Waldo Local...
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Author Chat with Liz Kessler (Haunt Me)!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Liz Kessler, author of  Haunt Me.   Read on for more about Liz and her book!       Meet Liz Kessler ! Liz Kessler is the author of three novels about Philippa Fisher as well as the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling Emily Windsnap series....
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Giveaway: OF JENNY AND THE ALIENS (US & Canada)

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Of Jenny and the Aliens (US & Canada) by: Ryan Gebhart Release Date: August 1, 2017 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: When boy meets girl meets alien, the angst of first love gets an extraterrestrial intervention in a tale both outrageously funny and full of heart. Ten years after Earth...
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John
Beautiful cover! It looks and sounds fresh and fun!
Monday, 03 July 2017 18:22
Dianna G.
The cover is very minimalist. I can honestly say that I've never read a book summary like this one.
Monday, 03 July 2017 21:45
Aireanna Lesch
I like the cover! It's like emojis! This book sounds sorta funny. Can't wait to read it!! ... Read More
Friday, 07 July 2017 13:50
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Giveaway: HAUNT ME (US & Canada)

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Haunt Me (US & Canada) by: Liz Kessler Release Date: July 11, 2017 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: Haunting and intensely romantic, Liz Kessler’s latest novel features a teen girl for whom falling in love could mean losing her heart — and maybe her life. When her family moves after...
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John
I think the cover is a bit sentimental, but the book sounds like it could be interesting!
Friday, 09 June 2017 20:18
Dianna G.
The cover is beautiful; the angle really sets it apart. I love the synopsis and immediately added this to my TBR list.... Read More
Saturday, 10 June 2017 22:43
Tasha
This book sounds like I need to own it immediately!! My favorite genre is YA paranormal type stories and I have to admit that book... Read More
Friday, 23 June 2017 02:12
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Giveaway: BONE QUEEN (US & Canada)

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THE BONE QUEEN (US & Canada) by Alison Croggon Release Date: June 13, 2017 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book In a highly anticipated prequel to the Books of Pellinor, Alison Croggon captivates fans old and new with her ancient, legendary world of Annar. After being seduced into sorcery by an...
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John
The cover is very red, and it all sounds a bit ominous!
Saturday, 13 May 2017 20:26
Susan T.
I love high fantasy so I'm totally into the description. The cover is kind of retro and a bit simple but I like it!
Sunday, 14 May 2017 21:20
Lily M.
Wow the cover is very red, stands out, ... Read More
Monday, 15 May 2017 07:28
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Giveaway: THE DRAGON OF TRELIAN (US and Canada Only)

Giveaway: THE DRAGON OF TRELIAN (US and Canada Only)
THE DRAGON OF TRELIAN (US & Canada Only) by Michelle Knudsen Release Date: May 9, 2017 (re-release) Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book Calen, a lonely young mage-to-be, never dreamed that Princess Meglynne would become his friend. And impulsive Meg never imagined that tending a baby dragon would “link” her to...
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John
I love the cover art's sense of mood and mystery, and the synopsis was inspired!
Friday, 07 April 2017 20:33
Linda Romer
I think the cover is perfect and the book sounds great! thank you
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 12:11
Irene Menge
Awesome cover and the synopsis is reminiscent of McCaffrey's Dragons of Pern.
Sunday, 16 April 2017 12:47
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