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GIVEAWAY: I Believe I Can (Grace Byers) ~ (US Only)

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I Believe I Can (US Only) by: Grace Byers Release Date: March 3rd, 2020 Publisher: Balzer + Bray     About the Book: From the New York Times bestselling creators of I Am Enough comes an empowering follow-up that celebrates every child’s limitless potential. I Believe I Can is an affirmation...
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Debra Branigan
The book sounds like a great read to share with children everywhere. I like the cover art as well. Best wishes to the author on th... Read More
Monday, 02 March 2020 16:55
Danielle Hammelef
I think the cover is heartwarming and the message in the synopsis important to all.
Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:34
Penny Olson
The cover is beautiful. The whole concept of this book is what we need more of.
Monday, 23 March 2020 23:24
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Spotlight on We Could Be Heroes (Margaret Finnegan), Guest Post, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight We Could Be Heroes  by Margaret Finnegan.  Read on for more about Margaret and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Margaret Finnegan!         Margaret Finnegan’s work has appeared in FamilyFun, the Los Angeles Times, Salon, and other...
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Zachary Snyder
The book sounds great, love the cover!
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 09:26
Victoria Scott
I love the cover! Sounds like the perfect book for my daughter!
Thursday, 05 March 2020 16:40
Danielle Hammelef
I love the bright colors and promise of adventure on the cover. This book will be emotional and fun to read.
Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:32
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Giveaway: A Wish In The Dark (Christina Soontornvat) ~ (US/Canada Only)

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A Wish In The Dark (US/Canada Only) by: Christina Soontornvat Release Date: March 24th, 2020 Publisher: Candlewick Press     About the Book: All light in Chattana is created by one man — the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong,...
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Debra Branigan
This one is on my wish list for March releases.The cover art is beautiful and the premise sounds like a wonderful fantasy read. Be... Read More
Monday, 02 March 2020 17:06
Victoria Scott
I think I would enjoy this as much as my kids! Thank you for sharing!
Thursday, 05 March 2020 16:41
Danielle Hammelef
I love the light and dark depicted on this eye-catching cover. this fantasy sounds action packed and suspenseful and so much fun.... Read More
Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:31
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Tricia Levenseller (The Shadows Between Us), 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 Tricia Levenseller , YABC's Author of the...
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Dianna G.
This book summary captured my interest right away -- mostly from Alessandra's plan. Can't wait to read it! Also thinking I NEED ... Read More
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:02
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! Can't wait to read it!
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 07:13
Lindsay
This book sounds so good!! I love how intricate the cover is!
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 18:38
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Spotlight on The Vanishing Deep (Astrid Scholte), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Vanishing Deep  by Astrid Scholte.  Read on for more about Astrid and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Astrid Scholte!          Raised on a diet of Spielberg, Lucas and Disney, Astrid Scholte knew she wanted to be...
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Chrystal Stevens
This is an amazing story. Tempe is one of my new favorite characters. I can't imagine what it's like for her being all alone. She'... Read More
Sunday, 23 February 2020 00:57
Madeline Tebo
I loved the excerpt and can't wait to read more. Looking forward to this release!
Sunday, 23 February 2020 14:36
Dianna G.
I saw this book on an Instagram post and immediately wanted to read it. It sounds so interesting, and the cover is striking.... Read More
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:00
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Spotlight on Rover Throws A Party (Kristin L Gray), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Rover Throws A Party  by Kristin Gray.  Read on for more about Jillian and her book, plus an giveaway!            Meet Kristin Gray ! Kristin L. Gray writes books (funny, not sad) from her home in northwest Arkansas. Her debut novel, Vilonia...
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Zachary Snyder
This book sounds great! Love the art style of the cover and the subject matter! Can't wait to get a copy for my twins who are inte... Read More
Thursday, 20 February 2020 11:43
Alex Colpitts
The art on this is adorable!!
Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:55
Debra Branigan
The covertart is cute and the premise seems like a delightful read. My grandson is into space and planets. I'm sure he would enjoy... Read More
Monday, 02 March 2020 17:24
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Author Chat with Elana K Arnold (Red Hood), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Elana K Arnold author of Red Hood. Read on for more about Elana and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Elana K Arnold!          Elana K. Arnold is the author of many books for kids and teens,...
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Madeline Tebo
I absolutely LOVE fairytale retellings and can't wait to read this!
Saturday, 22 February 2020 13:43
Lindsay
I love retellings! I'm so excited for this one!!
Sunday, 23 February 2020 15:13
Lauren
Such an well-written synopsis! Really suspenseful. The cover is perfect, with the fur texture.
Thursday, 27 February 2020 11:05
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Author Chat with Helena Ku Rhee (The Paper Kingdom), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Helena Ku Rhee author of The Paper Kingdom. Read on for more about Helena and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Helena Ku Rhee!         Helena Ku Rhee grew up in Los Angeles, but has also lived...
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Zachary Snyder
This book looks great! Looking forward to reading it to my twins!
Monday, 24 February 2020 12:46
Alex Colpitts
Would love to read this with my niece!
Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:53
Debra Branigan
The cover art is cute and the storyline sounds like a sweet read. I would love to share with my grandsons. Best wishes to the auth... Read More
Monday, 02 March 2020 16:53
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Kim Smejkal (Ink In The Blood), 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 Kim Smejkal , YABC's Author of the...
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Lindsay
I love this cover!! This sounds like such a good read
Sunday, 23 February 2020 15:11
Alex Colpitts
Tons of people have been posting this on insta recently and I can't wait until my library gets a copy! ... Read More
Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:53
Rachael
I so want to read this. The plot sounds really unique and I'm really disappointed my library doesn't have plans to get a copy. Gue... Read More
Friday, 28 February 2020 15:42
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Spotlight on Freaky In Fresno (Laurie Boyle Crompton), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Freaky In Fresno  by Laurie Boyle Crompton.  Read on for more about Laurie and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Laurie Boyle Crompton!         Laurie Boyle Crompton is the author of FREAKY IN FRESNO (February 11, 2020; HarperCollins/Blink),...
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Brittany Colpitts
I have to admit I'm not a fan of the cover, but the synopsis saved it for me!
Sunday, 16 February 2020 11:03
Debra Branigan
The cover is cute, and the storyline sounds like a lot of fun. I would likely connect as my little hometown had an outdoor drive-i... Read More
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 19:41
Lauren
The cover shows the light-hearted nature of the story. I'm excited for this Freaky Friday retelling!
Thursday, 27 February 2020 09:34
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