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Spotlight on The Wood (Chelsea Bobulski), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Chelsea Bobulski's novel  The Wood. Read on for more about Chelsea and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!       Meet Chelsea Bobulski !  Chelsea Bobulski was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised on Disney movies, classic musicals, and Buckeye pride. She graduated from...
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John
Ugh, a bloody leaf! What a light, happy read!
Saturday, 01 July 2017 19:16
Dianna G.
The cover is gruesome - it makes me think of the news stories where the authorities find a body in the woods. The summary is inte... Read More
Saturday, 01 July 2017 21:22
Danielle Lynn
I've heard so much buzz about this book! The concept is intriguing: Time traveling portals, vicious creatures.. And hey! Let's th... Read More
Sunday, 02 July 2017 10:50
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Giveaway: Decorate this Journal (US Only)

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Decorate this Journal (US Only) Release Date: January 2017 Publisher: Klutz About the Book: Discover dozens of ways to make this journal come to life! Use the included pink puffy paste to pipe frosting-like designs all over the front cover and decorate it with 3D charms, squishy stickers, and rhinestones. Inside...
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John
The cover is crazy-good and fun! The more I learn the more I'm intrigued!
Friday, 30 June 2017 18:49
Danielle Lynn
What an awesome idea! I love to customize my own reading journals and I'm sure others like to do the same. It holds far more meani... Read More
Sunday, 02 July 2017 18:35
Amy Hart
What a cool idea. My creative daughter would love this!
Thursday, 06 July 2017 17:16
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Spotlight on Now I Rise by Kiersten White, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Kiersten White's novel Now I Rise. Read on for more about Kiersten and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!   Meet Kiersten White ! KIERSTEN WHITE is the   New York Times bestselling author of   And I Darken, Now I Rise, the Paranormalcy trilogy,...
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John
The cover is crazy-good and fun! The more I learn the more I'm intrigued!
Friday, 30 June 2017 18:49
Danielle
I LOVE retellings, and I've gotten more into historical lately too - so this it the perfect combo!!!
Sunday, 02 July 2017 11:01
Danielle Lynn
Okay, that cover is GORGEOUS and it pairs so well with And I Darken! And I Darken felt like reading a fantasy but it's closer to... Read More
Sunday, 02 July 2017 12:19
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Author Chat with John Clause Bemis, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  John Clause Bemis, author of  Lord of Monsters.   Read on for more about John and his book, plus a giveaway! What gave you the inspiration to write this book? The first book the Out of Abaton series, THE WOODEN PRINCE, was a re-imagining of...
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John
The cover is crazy-good and fun! The more I learn the more I'm intrigued!
Friday, 30 June 2017 18:48
Isabella Wojnarowicz
looks so fun!
Friday, 07 July 2017 15:25
Penny Olson
It's a great retro cover. I would love to read this Pinocchio retelling.
Monday, 17 July 2017 23:36
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Giveaway: SEW MINI ANIMALS (US Only)

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Sew Mini Animals (US Only) Release Date: January 2017 Publisher: Klutz About the Book: More Than 12 Animal Plushies to Stitch & Stuff Stitch and stuff an assortment of fuzzy animals from felt! These mini plushies deliver full-sized fun, and everything you need to make up to 14 animals is included....
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John
The cover is crazy-good and fun! The more I learn the more I'm intrigued!
Friday, 30 June 2017 18:48
Dianna G.
So good to see a sewing kit for kids --- it's not something that's taught in schools anymore (at least, around here.) The cover i... Read More
Friday, 30 June 2017 21:43
Mindy
This has got to be one of the cooler books that are being given away. How fun is this animal sewing book?! It perfect for younger ... Read More
Sunday, 02 July 2017 18:39
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Giveaway: HARRY POTTER PAPER FLYERS (US Only)

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Harry Potter Paper Flyers (US Only) Release Date: January 2017 Publisher: Klutz About the Book: Build and fly 11 creatures & characters from the Harry Potter films Let the magic begin as you soar through the skies of the wizarding world. This kit lets you build paper flyers of your favorite...
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John
The cover is crazy-good and fun! The more I learn the more I'm intrigued!
Friday, 30 June 2017 18:48
Dianna G.
Love this book concept -- my kids would have so much fun (so would my students). Cool cover, but where's Buckbeak?
Friday, 30 June 2017 21:41
Danielle Lynn
This kit looks like so much fun! I mean, who doesn't love the Harry Potter series? This would be a great gift for any age. The c... Read More
Sunday, 02 July 2017 18:48
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Spotlight, & Giveaway: Now I Rise (Kiersten White)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Kiersten White's Now I Rise !   Read on for more about Danielle and a tour-wide giveaway!                Meet  Kiersten White !   Kiersten White is the NYT bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy, the...
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Danielle Lynn
I'm so excited for this book. The cover is gorgeous and this series is absolutely amazing!
Sunday, 02 July 2017 12:44
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Spotlight on Heartwood Hotel, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting   Heartwood Hotel !  Read on for more about the author, Kallie George, her books, plus an excerpt and giveaway!   Meet Kallie George ! Kallie George is the author of the Magical Animal Adoption Agency series. She works as an author and speaker in Vancouver, Canada, and she...
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John
The covers are adorable, and the synopsis gets to the heart of the big issues in these books.
Thursday, 29 June 2017 17:45
Pam Flynn
The covers really gave me a feeling of fun & made me feel like I couldn't wait to read about these little mice adventures.
Saturday, 08 July 2017 21:00
Penny Olson
The covers are charming and sweet and so are the stories.
Monday, 17 July 2017 23:29
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Top 5 Things Needed to Be an Effective Agent with Dan Emmett, Plus Giveaway!

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Five Things Needed To Be an Effective Secret Service Agent As one might imagine, the United States Secret Service has a very rigorous vetting process that goes to great lengths in determining whether an applicant possesses the required traits necessary to be an effective agent. When a new agent is hired,...
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John
The cover is very dashing and exciting! The synopsis--even more so!
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 17:27
Dianna G.
I bet this book has some really fascinating stories. It's always neat to see an inside look, behind the scenes. The cover remind... Read More
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 22:21
Aireanna Lesch
The cover is interesting! Doesn't appeal to me as much. But the synopsis is sooo interesting. I would definitely love to know mor... Read More
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 12:03
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Blog Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway: Emily and the Spellstone (Michael Rubens)

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Welcome to Day #7 of the  Emily and the Spellstone  Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of  Emily and the Spellstone  by Michael Rubens (6/13/17), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Michaek and 10 chances to win a copy of  Emily and the Spellstone,  as well as a ...
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Pam Flynn
Ooh! A Stone that looks like a phone! This is a seriously fun looking read and the cover catches my eye and makes me want to read ... Read More
Saturday, 08 July 2017 20:53
Danielle Hammelef
I love the cover, especially the colors and excitement. This book sounds fun to read.
Monday, 24 July 2017 19:18
Danielle Lynn
I think the cover is very cute and fitting for a middle grade book. The synopsis is unique and sounds quite entertaining.... Read More
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 12:27
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