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Spotlight on Minecraft: The Shipwreck (C.B. Lee), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Minecraft: The Shipwreck (C.B. Lee).  Read on for more about C.B., plus a excerpt & a giveaway!         Meet  C.B. Lee !   C. B. Lee  is a Lambda Literary Award–nominated writer of young-adult science fiction and fantasy. Her works include the...
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Zachary Snyder
This book looks fun! My nephew would love it!
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 15:54
Jeana Kwiecinski
Sounds like a fun book and I love the cover!
Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:16
Chiara Jucha
My students would love this!
Monday, 16 November 2020 12:34
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Naomi Novik (A Deadly Education), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!       Introducing  Naomi Novik , YABC's Author of the Week!...
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Jillian
I love the cover and the synopsis. I can't wait to read it.
Monday, 28 September 2020 13:06
Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 29 September 2020 14:10
Candice Gigous
The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis is very intriguing. Sounds like an awesome read.
Saturday, 03 October 2020 13:59
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Author Chat with Jason Fry (Minecraft: The Voyage)!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jason Fry author of Minecraft: The Voyage. Read on for more about Jason and his book!       Meet Jason Fry !    Jason Fry  is the  New York Times  bestselling author of the young adult space-fantasy series The Jupiter Pirates, as well...
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Author Chat with Emily Skrutskie (Bonds Of Brass), Plus Excerpt!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Emily Skrutskie author of Bonds Of Brass. Read on for more about Emily and her book, plus an excerpt.       Meet Emily Skrutskie!         Emily Skrutskie is six feet tall. She was born in Massachusetts, raised in Virginia, and...
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