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Giveaway: CLAYTON BYRD GOES UNDERGROUND (US Only)

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Clayton Byrd Goes Underground (US Only) by: Rita Williams Garcia Release Date: May 2, 2017 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers About the Book: When, Cool Papa, When? That’s what Clayton Byrd is always asking his grandfather, Cool Papa Byrd. When does he get a solo to show off how well he plays the...
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John
Colorful cover, and this sounds fun and lively!
Friday, 19 May 2017 20:16
Alyssa Annico
Her books are always great and the cover and synopsis of this one looks like it will continue the trend!
Friday, 26 May 2017 15:20
Danielle Lynn
The cover is quite appealing. I love the way the artwork was rendered on the cover. The synopsis sounds like it will be a great di... Read More
Friday, 16 June 2017 14:31
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Author Chat with Heather Maclean, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Heather Maclean, author of  Toward a Secret Sky.   Read on for more about Heather and her book, plus a giveaway!   What gave you the inspiration to write this book? I had just seen the first Twilight movie with my oldest daughter, who was...
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John
This cover has slightly better colors, and this might be a fun book!
Thursday, 18 May 2017 21:38
Lily M.
I've seen this book in many places and it has always intrigued me, the cover it very pretty and the synopsis sounds good ?
Saturday, 20 May 2017 04:59
Dianna G.
The summary didn't get my attention so much as the author interview. I feel the same way about sharing book/movies with my daught... Read More
Monday, 22 May 2017 21:17
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Spotlight on Crazy House (James Patterson), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  James Patterson's book,  Crazy House ! Read on for more about James and his book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!       Meet  James Patterson ! James Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s...
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John
I'm not so sure about the cover's colors, but this might be a fun book!
Thursday, 18 May 2017 21:37
Lily M.
You know, I've never read a James Patterson book, so this would be cool to get a chance at checking one out. I also like all the c... Read More
Saturday, 20 May 2017 04:56
Dianna G.
The cover distracts me....I would like it better if it only had a creepy house on it. The synopsis really sounds great, though.... Read More
Monday, 22 May 2017 21:19
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Author Chat with Emily R King (The Hundredth Queen) Exclusive Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Emily R King, author of  The Hundredth Queen.   Read on for more about Emily, her book, an exclusive excerpt, plus a giveaway!         YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this book? As cliché as it may be, I had...
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John
The cover is certainly appealing, and the synopsis provokes and intrigues!
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 17:53
Julie
I really like the cover; the red colors on it are so pretty! I like the synopsis as well. It sounds like it could be a really exci... Read More
Saturday, 20 May 2017 03:09
Lily M.
I'm loving the cover and the synopsis tells me that I will enjoy this book ?
Saturday, 20 May 2017 04:52
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Author Chat with Ruth Freeman (One Good Thing About America), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Ruth Freeman, author of  One Good Thing About America.   Read on for more about Ruth and her book, plus a giveaway!       YABC:   What gave you the inspiration to write this book? In two words: my students. I walked into my...
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Dianna G.
I really like the subject of this book. In fact, for some kids -- moving to a new state can feel like moving to a new country! T... Read More
Monday, 22 May 2017 21:05
Danielle Lynn
The cover is unlike many middle-grade books I've seen. It isn't cheesy or childish. It's actually quite pleasing. The synopsis so... Read More
Monday, 12 June 2017 17:06
Kelly G
The cover is interesting and the book sounds intriguing!
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:07
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Sara B Larson (Dark Breaks The Dawn), 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  Sara B Larson , YABC's Author of the...
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John
I think the cover looks great, and the book sounds like a winner!
Monday, 15 May 2017 20:46
Julie
I really the like the cover! It's pretty but a little bit creepy. The synopsis sounds fun! I'm always up for books about royalty.... Read More
Saturday, 20 May 2017 03:03
Lily M.
I've been so excited and looking forward to this book, can't wait ??
Saturday, 20 May 2017 04:31
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Author Chat with Melissa Savage, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Melissa Savage, author of  Lemons.   Read on for more about Melissa and her book, plus a giveaway!   1.       What gave you the inspiration to write this book? Reading has been a life guide for me ever since I was a young child. It...
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John
What a fun, delightful cover! Thanks for the details!
Saturday, 13 May 2017 20:26
Shelly Hart
This looks and sounds so cute!!!
Friday, 19 May 2017 13:37
Dianna G.
The cover really doesn't strike me as interesting, but I read about this book on another blog (Book Hounds, I think) and the summa... Read More
Monday, 22 May 2017 21:01
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Penguin Young Readers Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: And We're Off (Dana Schwartz)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Dana Schwartz's And We're Off !   Read on for more about Dana, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!                 Meet Dana Schwartz !     Dana Schwartz is a writer whose work has...
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Julie Daniels
I loved this interview and loved learning more about Dana Schwartz! Especially after seeing this book around online so much lately... Read More
Friday, 12 May 2017 17:55
Megan Coppadge
I loved getting to know more about Dana Schwartz. Thanks for the interview! ... Read More
Friday, 12 May 2017 20:04
Penny Olson
I am really excited to read And We're Off. Thanks for the post!
Saturday, 13 May 2017 20:05
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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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Author Chat with Christina June, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Christina June, author of  It Started With Goodbye.   Read on for more about Christina and her novel, plus a giveaway! 1.) Who is your favorite character in the book?   I love them all, even the difficult ones! An easy answer, though, is Blanche,...
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Delaney
I'm soooo excited for this book and I think the cover is so pretty!
Thursday, 11 May 2017 12:13
John
The cover art is calm, the synopsis is intriguing!
Thursday, 11 May 2017 21:37
Mindy
I love this cover & the synopsis makes me really want to read it!!
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 12:24
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