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The Starlight Claim giveaway! (US/CAN)

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The Starlight Claim (US/Can Only) Written and Illustrated by: Tim Wynne-Jones Release Date: September 10th, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book:   Fast-paced, evocative, and intensely suspenseful, Tim Wynne-Jones’s latest psychological thriller finds a teenager setting his wits against the frigid wilderness and a menacing crew of escapees. Four months...
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John
Half-desperate trips are always tricky!
Friday, 19 July 2019 11:02
Danielle Hammelef
I enjoy the cover and the synopsis sounds emotional and unique.
Saturday, 03 August 2019 18:14
Debra Branigan
The cover is attractive and the synopsis sounds quite suspenseful. Best wishes on the new release.
Sunday, 11 August 2019 21:20
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Curse of the Evil Librarian Giveaway! (US/CAN)

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Curse Of The Evil Librarian (US/Canada Only) Written by: Michelle Knudsen Release Date: August 13th, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book:   Will it finally be curtains for the demonic Mr. Gabriel in this climactic chapter of the Evil Librarian series? After sending the evil librarian, Mr. Gabriel, back to...
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John
I read the first two books, and I will have to read this!
Friday, 19 July 2019 10:59
Danielle Hammelef
I've read the previous books and love that the covers all go together. This sounds fun to read too.
Saturday, 03 August 2019 18:09
Zachary Snyder
I love this series, hope I win a copy!
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 13:13
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YABC's Around the World in 30 Days with Nicole Zoltack of the United States, plus giveaways

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Today we're excited to welcome Nicole Zoltack from the US! She's here to share her novel  A Question of Faith  as part of the YABC Around the World in 30 Days event! Read on for more about Nicole and her novel! And don't forget to enter the weekly giveaway and the event Grand...
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YABC's Around the World in 30 Days with May Freighter of Ireland, plus giveaways

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Today we're excited to welcome May Freighter from Ireleand! She's here to share her novel Case: 0 (Annalise Storm Chronicles Book 1)  as part of the YABC Around the World in 30 Days event! Read on for more about May and her novel! And don't forget to enter the weekly giveaway and the...
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YABC's Around the World in 30 Days with Melissa A. Craven of Atlanta, Georgia, plus giveaways

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Today we're excited to welcome  Melissa A. Craven from Atlanta Georgia! She's here to share her novel  Emerge: The Awakeing  as part of the YABC Around the World in 30 Days event!  Read on for more about Melissa and her novel!   And don't forget to enter the weekly giveaway, and...
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2017! (Children's Edition) ~ (US/Canada only)

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It's the middle of October. Leaves are turning rust and gold. A chill is creeping through the air. And Halloween is fast approaching.  It's the perfect time to curl up inside with a mug of your favorite hot beverage and a deliciously scary book! Don't have any Spooktacular Stories on your...
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Alyssa Annico
I'm most excited about "Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete"!
Friday, 20 October 2017 07:44
Penny Olson
They ALL look great but I know my daughter would love I Love You More Than the Smell of Swamp Gas. Thanks.
Monday, 23 October 2017 00:59
John
"Which book from the Spooktacular Stories list of 2017 are you most excited to read?" Even Monsters Need To Sleep!
Monday, 23 October 2017 17:05
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