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Giveaway: I GOT A CHICKEN FOR MY BIRTHDAY (US Only)

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I Got a Chicken for My Birthday (US Only) Written by: Laura Gehl Illustrated by: Sarah Horne Release Date: March 2018 Publisher: Carolrhoda Books/Lerner About the Book: Gifts, like friends, can surprise us – and sometimes what (or who) we think we want is not as good as what we get....
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John
I like the fun cover! Sounds like the story teaches important lessons about chickens and chicken-ownership!
Saturday, 03 March 2018 22:40
Alyssa Annico
This looks and sounds really cute. I like the chicken's toolbelt! ... Read More
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 05:09
Hailey Joseph
This story seems to have a great plot, which the cover compliments expertly. Just because I'm nearly an adult doesn't mean I can't... Read More
Saturday, 24 March 2018 11:21
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Author Chat with Alexandra Monir (The Final Six), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Alexandra Monir , author of  The Final Six .   Read on for more about Alexandra and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Alexandra Monir !     ALEXANDRA MONIR is the author of five published young adult novels, including the time-travel romance, Timeless...
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John
The cover is a bit astronomy-y! And I like outerspace adventures!
Thursday, 01 March 2018 22:38
Mindy
I Love the cover and the synopsis!
Sunday, 04 March 2018 16:54
Emily
This book has been on my tbr since it first was said it was a book. I need it!
Thursday, 08 March 2018 13:06
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Author Chat with Michael Moreci (Black Star Renegades), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Michael Moreci , author of  Black Star Renegades .   Read on for more about Michael and his book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Michael Moreci !       Michael Moreci is a bestselling author who’s the creator of numerous original comics series and...
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John
The cover hints that this might involve sci-fi! I like tales of the fate of the galaxy!
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 22:31
Hailey Joseph
If it's like Star Wars, I'm sure I'll love it!!
Saturday, 24 March 2018 00:51
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is amazing and the synopsis promises exciting, action-packed reading.
Sunday, 25 March 2018 18:13
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: P.S. I Miss You (Jen Petro-Roy)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Jen Petro-Roy's  P.S I Miss You Read on for more about Jen, an excerpt, and a tour-wide giveaway! Meet  Jen Petro-Roy !   Jen Petro- Roy was born, raised, and still lives in Massachusetts, even though she rejects the idea that...
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Spotlight on Heart Of Iron (Ashley Poston), Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Heart Of Iron  by Ashley Poston, plus a guest post, and giveaway!            Meet Ashley Poston ! Ashley Poston loves dread pirates, moving castles, and starry night skies. When not lost in a book, she’s lost in real life, searching for her next...
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Mindy
I love the cover!!! And the synopsis sounds great!!! I love Ashley Poston!
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 16:34
John
The cover looks quite fantastical! I would enjoy reading about these space pirates and their adventures!
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:33
Precious J Hernandez
BAES IN SPACE! This is a book I have been excited about for awhile now, Anastasia is my favorite movie and mixing it with Sci-Fi s... Read More
Thursday, 01 March 2018 08:31
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Tricia Levenseller (The Daughter Of The Siren Queen), Plus Giveaway!!

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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  Tricia Levenseller , YABC's Author of the...
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John
The cover seems quite stylized! Sounds like quite an adventure!
Monday, 26 February 2018 22:29
ilia
I love the simplicity of the cover designed with the flash of crimson hair on navy. It captures the eyes and pulls the reader in. ... Read More
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 02:06
Maria Malaveci
I am really looking forward to reading it! I love the cover! Thanks so much for the chance!
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 08:37
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Spotlight on To Right the Wrongs by Sheryl Scarborough, Plus Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  To Right the Wrongs  by Sheryl Scarborough!  Read on for more about Sheryl and her book, plus an excerpt, and a giveaway!    Meet Sheryl Scarborough!     SHERYL SCARBOROUGH is an award-winning writer for children’s television. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and...
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Dianna G.
I didn't read the first book, so I was hesitant to read the summary. Didn't want to know too much back story! Liked the cover a ... Read More
Friday, 23 February 2018 20:02
Candice Gigous
The cover is very dramatic and fits with the first book. The synopsis is very exciting. Sounds like an awesome series.
Saturday, 03 March 2018 08:18
Delia Chavez
Love the cover cant wait to read the book
Friday, 09 March 2018 05:39
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Spotlight on Letting Go: A Girl's Guide to Breaking Free of Stress and Anxiety by Christine Fonseca, Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Letting Go: A Girl's Guide to Breaking Free of Stress and Anxiety  by Christine Fonseca!  Read on for more about Christine and her book, plus a guest post, and a giveaway!    Meet Christine Fonseca!     Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children and adults...
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Aireanna Lesch
This sounds like a great guide! Love the cover and maybe this will help me through my senior year of high school....
Saturday, 17 March 2018 19:46
Danielle Hammelef
I think the cover says "calm" with the yoga pose. I think this is an important book and one that I need as well as my daughter who... Read More
Sunday, 18 March 2018 16:24
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Author Chat with Margaret Peterson Haddix (The Summer of Broken Things), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Margaret Peterson Haddix , author of  The Summer of Broken Things .   Read on for more about Margaret and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Margaret Peterson Haddix !       Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly...
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Dianna G.
As soon as I heard about this book, it went on my TBR. For years, I've been reading Among the Hidden with each round of 6th grade... Read More
Friday, 23 February 2018 19:59
Alyssa Annico
I love the flower petals on the cover and it sounds like a great read!
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 05:07
Emily
Love love love this cover
Thursday, 08 March 2018 12:58
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Author Chat with Deborah Schaumberg (The Tombs), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Deborah Schaumberg , author of  The Tombs .   Read on for more about Deborah and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Deborah Schaumberg !     Deborah Schaumberg was born in Brooklyn, not far from where her novel  The Tombs  takes place. She...
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John
The cover looks memorable, and I would be interested to read this fantasy tale!
Thursday, 22 February 2018 21:44
Kristi Housman
This cover is just gorgeous!
Friday, 23 February 2018 20:24
Sally Bridges-Stanbrough
The cover of this book makes me what to know what it's about, it draws me in! Love it!... Read More
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 01:45
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