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Spotlight on A Time Traveler's Theory Of Relativity (Nicole Valentine), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight A Time Traveler's Theory Of Relativity.  Read on for more about Nicole, an guest post, plus an giveaway!          Meet Nicole Valentine !   Nicole Valentine ( https://www.nicolevalentinebooks.com/ ) earned her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is nice and will attract your readers. I love the premise and cannot wait to read this one. Best wishes.
Sunday, 13 October 2019 19:38
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is okay. The synopsis, however, sounds so much fun to read with time travel, high-stakes, and suspense.
Friday, 01 November 2019 13:15
Penny Olson
The cover is eerie. The time travel synopsis sounds interesting and thought provoking.
Saturday, 02 November 2019 01:29
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Author Chat with Shamim Sarif (The Athena Protocol), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Shamim Sarif, author of The Athena Protocol.  Read on for more about Shamim and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Shamim Sarif! Shamim Sarif is a novelist, screenwriter, and director. She lives in London with her wife, Hanan, and their...
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Heidi
I love the cover. I already started reading a sample of the book and can't wait to read the rest of it.
Thursday, 10 October 2019 22:50
Debra Branigan
The cover is intriguing the premise is very exciting. I can't wait to read this one! Best wishes on your new release!
Sunday, 13 October 2019 19:34
Candice Gigous
The cover is dramatic. The synopsis makes me want to read more. Sounds like an awesome read.
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 07:43
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Giveaway: The Tyrant's Tomb (Rick Riordan) ~ (US Only)

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The Tyrant's Tomb (US/Canada Only) by: Rick Riordan Release Date: September 24th, 2019 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion   About the Book:   In his penultimate adventure, a devastated but determined Apollo travels to Camp Jupiter, where he must learn what it is to be a hero, or die trying. It's not easy being...
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Debra Branigan
The series continues with a great cover and an exciting adventure. Thanks for sharing.
Sunday, 13 October 2019 19:14
Danielle Hammelef
The action on the cover matches the exciting synopsis.
Friday, 01 November 2019 13:10
Penny Olson
The cover is dynamic and the story sounds like another exciting adventure in a great series.
Saturday, 02 November 2019 01:23
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Oddmire 2: The Unready Queen (William Ritter), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  The Unready Queen by William Ritter, releasing June 2nd, 2020 from Algonquin Young Readers!         Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author:   I am so excited for this book to exist....
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Debra Branigan
The cover is fantastic and the synopsis creates the idea of a great adventure with lots of drama and suspense. Best wishes to the ... Read More
Sunday, 13 October 2019 19:05
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is interesting. The synopsis sounds fun and promises an action-packed read.
Friday, 01 November 2019 13:07
Penny Olson
The cover is fierce and the story sounds action packed.
Saturday, 02 November 2019 01:06
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Spotlight on The Kooky Kinkajou & The Tasty Treat (Tracey Hecht), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight The Kooky Kinkajou & The Tasty Treat.  Read on for more about Tracey Hecht, an guest post, plus an giveaway!    The Grow & Read Early Reader series was created under the supervision of reading specialists to help children develop confidence for success in reading...
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Alyssa Annico
These look and sound really cute! Great for reluctant readers :... Read More
Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:00
Debra Branigan
Interesting covers for your young readers. These are interesting reads for beginning readers. Thank you for sharing.
Friday, 11 October 2019 19:20
Victoria Scott
These books look adorable!
Sunday, 20 October 2019 13:13
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Author Chat with Garth Nix (Angel Mage), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Garth Nix author of Angel Mage.  Read on for more about Garth and his book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Garth Nix! Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he has worked...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is attractive. I have been a long time fan of Mr. Nix's works and I cannot wait to read this novel which sounds as adven... Read More
Friday, 11 October 2019 19:08
Kitty Marie McAfee
This cover is gorgeous and I am just excited about another Garth Nix book, Sabriel is amazing and I am really looking forward to r... Read More
Monday, 21 October 2019 13:11
jacqueline garcia
The cover draws me in. I'm so excited for this book
Sunday, 27 October 2019 01:01
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Spotlight on The Hadley Academy For The Improbably Gifted (Conor Grennan), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Hadley Academy For The Improbably Gifted by Conor Grennan.  Read on for more about Conor and his book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Conor Grennan!   Conor Grennan is the author of the New York Times bestselling and #1 international bestselling memoir Little...
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Debra Branigan
The cover will attract your YA readers for sure, and the synopsis sounds very exciting. Thanks for sharing.
Friday, 11 October 2019 18:58
Danielle Hammelef
I enjoy this cover which matches the exciting and suspenseful synopsis well.
Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:14
Penny Olson
The cover is stunning and the story sounds tense and original.
Saturday, 02 November 2019 00:30
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Author Chat with Nina Varela (Crier's War), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Nina Varela author of Crier's War.  Read on for more about Nina and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Nina Varela! Nina Varela is a nationally awarded writer of screenplays and short fiction. She was born in New Orleans...
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Debra Branigan
Thank you for the extended excerpt. The cover is very interesting and beautiful. The storyline is exceptional and I look forward ... Read More
Thursday, 10 October 2019 16:52
Emily
This cover is so pretty!
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 19:43
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis draws me in for more. Sounds like an awesome read.
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 07:50
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Spotlight on I Like The Me I See! (Culture Queen), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight I Like The Me I See.  Read on for more about Culture Queen, an guest post, plus an giveaway!          Meet Culture Queen !   Jessica “Culture Queen” Hebron is an award-winning author, entertainer and educator who holds a Bachelor of Fine...
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Debra Branigan
I adore the cover and the synopsis sounds perfect for our readers. Best wishes on the new book and thanks for sharing.
Thursday, 10 October 2019 09:36
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is perfect for this fun and educational book for me.
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:35
Penny Olson
The cover is affirming and the synopsis sounds positive and much needed.
Sunday, 27 October 2019 00:51
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Author Chat with Carolyn Crimi (Weird Little Robots), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Carolyn Crimi, author of Weird Little Robots.  Read on for more about Carolyn and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Carolyn Crimi! Carolyn Crimi enjoys snacking, pugs, Halloween, and writing, although not necessarily in that order. Over the years she...
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Debra Branigan
What a great story! I love the girls looking all "scientific" on the cover. Thanks for writing! On my list for my granddaughter.... Read More
Thursday, 10 October 2019 09:30
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is cute and fun and the synopsis sounds fun as I am a science geek too.
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:30
Penny Olson
The cover is fun and well illustrated. The story sounds relevant and magical.
Sunday, 27 October 2019 00:45
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