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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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Author Chat with Laura Taylor Namey (The Library Of Lost Things), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Laura Taylor Namey, author of The Library Of Lost Things.  Read on for more about Laura and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Laura Taylor Namey Laura Taylor Namey is a Cuban-American Californian who can usually be found haunting her...
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Melanie Bracco
The cover is really cute, and I love the synopsis!
Monday, 30 September 2019 18:27
Dianna G.
Such a cute summary! I think this book sounds fun and lighthearted. Love that cover.
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 22:17
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! This book sounds so good!
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 08:19
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Author Chat with Nancy Richardson Fischer (The Speed Of Falling Objects), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Nancy Richardson Fischer, author of The Speed Of Falling Objects.  Read on for more about Nancy and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Nancy Richardson Fischer! I was born on the east coast and went to Cornell University. After college I...
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Dianna G.
I had the chance to read this book via a blog tour. Loved it!
Saturday, 28 September 2019 23:24
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Author Chat with Francesca Zappia (Now Entering Addamsville), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Francesca Zappia, author of Now Entering Addamsville.  Read on for more about Francesca and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Francesca Zappia! Francesca Zappia lives in central Indiana and is the author of Made You Up and the acclaimed Eliza...
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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Fall 2019, Plus GIVEAWAY!! (Round One) ~ (US Only)

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Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!           On the run from the FBI. Targeted by a murderous cult. Labeled a cyber-terrorist by the media. Irritated texts from his best friend. Eye...
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Lily M.
Sooo many great books on this list. Many are on my TBR. Thank you so much for this opportunity ... Read More
Saturday, 05 October 2019 00:30
Emily
I’m super excited about the babysitters coven!
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 18:52
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