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Spotlight on Libby Loves Science (Kimberly Derting & Shelli R. Johannes), Guest Post, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Libby Loves Science  by Kimberly Derting & Shelli R. Johannes.  Read on for more about Kimberly & Shelli and their book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Kimberly Derting !   As a child,  Kimberly Derting  spent hours drawing intricate underground “worm...
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Zachary Snyder
This book looks awesome! Can't wait for my niece to read it.
Thursday, 11 June 2020 13:01
Marissa Hakala
This looks amazing! I'm sure my science loving little cousin will love it, especially with a main character that looks like her!... Read More
Thursday, 11 June 2020 16:48
Andrea Carroll
Whoot Whoot! -- girls in science!!
Sunday, 21 June 2020 11:28
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Author Chat with Liara Tamani (All The Things We Never Knew), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Liara Tamani author of All The Things We Never Knew. Read on for more about Liara and her book, plus an giveaway.       Meet Liara Tamani !        Liara Tamani  lives in Houston, Texas. She holds an MFA in writing from...
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Madeline Tebo
This sounds so good, I can't wait to read it!
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 22:32
Keia
I'm really looking forward to reading this one. The cover is so cute!
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 12:29
Victoria Scott
Sounds like an amazing story! Can't wait to read it!
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 21:05
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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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Featured Review: Devils Unto Dust (Emma Berquist)

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About This Book: Ten years ago, a horrifying disease began spreading across the West Texas desert. Infected people—shakes—attacked the living and created havoc and destruction. No one has ever survived the infection. Daisy Wilcox, known as Willie, has been protecting her siblings within the relatively safe walls of Glory, Texas. When...
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Author Chat with Erin Entrada Kelly (You Go First), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Erin Entrada Kelly , author of  You Go First .   Read on for more about Erin and her book, plus a giveaway!     Meet  Erin Entrada Kelly ! Erin Entrada Kelly was raised in Lake Charles, La., but now lives in suburban Philadelphia....
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John
This cover is a delight! Sitting alone at lunch is definitely a big drag!
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 22:34
Marisa Fort
Love, love, love the cover, so cute! The synopsis sounds amazing!
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:49
Danielle Hammelef
the cover is so cute and a perfect match for this adorable and important friendship story. Plus I love scrabble games.
Sunday, 06 May 2018 14:20
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Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Francesca Zappia (Eliza and Her Monsters), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with   Francesca Zappia (Eliza and Her Monsters) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Francesca, her novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Francesca Zappia !     Francesca Zappia is the author of the books Made You Up and Eliza and...
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Lily M.
This books seems super cute ?
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 04:37
Emily
Such a cute cover and this books sounds awesome!
Thursday, 26 October 2017 01:02
Bekah
Another one of my fave series as a kid was the River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 01:03
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Featured Review: Nothing (Annie Barrows)

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About This Book: Nothing ever happens to Charlotte and Frankie. Their lives are nothing like the lives of the girls they read about in their YA novels. They don’t have flowing red hair and hot romantic encounters never happen—let alone meeting a true soul mate. They just go to high school...
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Featured Review: Blight (Alexandra Duncan)

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About This Book: Seventeen-year-old Tempest Torres has lived on the AgraStar farm north of Atlanta since she was found outside the gates at the age of five. Now she’s part of the security force guarding the fence and watching for scavengers—people who would rather steal genetically engineered food from the company...
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Spotlight, & Giveaway: Blight (Alexandra Duncan)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Alexandra Duncan's  Blight !   Read on for more about Alexandra and a tour-wide giveaway!                    Meet  Alexandra Duncan !   Alexandra Duncan is a writer and librarian. Her first novel, Salvage, was...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Alexandra Duncan (Blight), 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  Alexandra Duncan , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Julie
I'm meh on the cover, but the premise sounds like an intriguing sci-fi story.
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 18:28
Candice Gigous
The cover is eye catching. The synopsis makes you curious for more. I can't wait for this one.
Friday, 04 August 2017 13:58
Lily M.
This boo cover has an interesting color effect going on
Saturday, 05 August 2017 04:59
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