The Official YABC Blog

All things news, updates, giveaways, and other goodies on Young Adult (and Kids!) Books Central.

Blog Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway: First We Were IV (Alexandra Sirowy)

Blog Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway: First We Were IV (Alexandra Sirowy)



Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Alexandra Sirowy's     FIRST WE WERE IV   Read on for more about Alexandra, a guest post, and a tour-wide giveaway!               Meet Alexandra Sirowy ! Alexandra Sirowy is the author of the young...
Continue reading
  2218 Hits
  0 Comment

Author Guest Post with Tim Miller

Author Guest Post with Tim Miller












Contributed by Tim Miller   Tim Miller is a picture book author and illustrator based in New York City. He is the illustrator of Snappsy The Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be In This Book) (Viking), Margarash (Enchanted Lion), and the middle-grade series Hamstersaurus Rex (HarperCollins). His most recent book, Moo...
Continue reading
Tags:
  1695 Hits
  0 Comment

Spotlight on Incriminating Dating (Rebekah L. Purdy), Guest Post, & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Incriminating Dating (Rebekah L. Purdy), Guest Post, & Giveaway!



Today we're spotlighting Rebekah L. Purdy's novel,  Incriminating Dating !  Read on for more about Rebekah and her novel, plus an guest post, and giveaway!     Meet Rebekah L Purdy ! Rebekah was born and raised in Michigan where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Delaney
This cover is adorable and I love a good fake dating trope!
Saturday, 22 April 2017 22:31
Kristi Housman
Already read this book and loved it! The cover is perfect, too.
Sunday, 23 April 2017 15:20
Lily M.
I like when books start with characters that are enemies and end up being together, this seems like it'll be cute ?
Monday, 01 May 2017 04:13
  3097 Hits
  9 Comments

Spotlight on True North (L.E. Sterling), Guest Post & Giveaway!

Spotlight on True North (L.E. Sterling), Guest Post & Giveaway!


Image result
Image result
Image result
Image result
Image result
Image result
Image result
Image result
Image result
Image result
Image result

Today we're spotlighting L.E. Sterling's novel,  True North !!  Read on for more about L.E., her novel, a guest post, and a giveaway!     Meet  L.E. Sterling ! L.E. Sterling had an early obsession with sci-fi, fantasy and romance to which she remained faithful even through an M.A. in Creative Writing...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Anne
I like the blurb, the cover not too much.
Thursday, 06 April 2017 20:27
Penny Olson
The cover has really cool bluish green tones. I like the sci-fi elements of the story.
Friday, 14 April 2017 18:39
Saundra Bowers
I like the mysteriousness of the cover and the coloring is perfect. The story sounds like it would be wonderful to read and share ... Read More
Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:21
  3893 Hits
  3 Comments

Spotlight on Swinging At Love (Kendra C. Highley), Guest Post & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Swinging At Love (Kendra C. Highley), Guest Post & Giveaway!


Today we're spotlighting Kendra C. Highley's novel,  Swinging At Love !!  Read on for more about Kendra, her novel, a guest post, and a giveaway!     Meet  Kendra C. Highley ! Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to four...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Delaney
This book sounds so cute!
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 16:49
Danielle Hammelef
I adore the cute cover! I love stories with characters who play sports so this sounds fun to read.
Sunday, 16 April 2017 12:03
Dan Denman
I like the nice book cover. This sounds like a good baseball/ballerina romance.
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 10:53
  3408 Hits
  3 Comments

Author Guest Post: "My Dogs, My Inspiration" by Susan Wilson

Author Guest Post: "My Dogs, My Inspiration" by Susan Wilson


My Dogs, My Inspiration By Susan Wilson, Author of Two Good Dogs I was a shy kid, bookish, not particularly comfortable in my own skin. I had friends, but what I enjoyed most of all were long solitary walks with my dogs. I lived in a rural area, not yet suburbia,...
Continue reading
Tags:
  1481 Hits
  0 Comment

Spotlight on Proof Of Lies (Diana Rodriguez Wallach), Guest Post & Giveaway

Spotlight on Proof Of Lies (Diana Rodriguez Wallach), Guest Post & Giveaway









Today we're spotlighting Diana Rodriguez Wallach's novel,  Proof Of Lies !!  Read on for more about Diana, her novel, a guest post, and a giveaway!       Meet  Diana Rodriguez Wallach ! Diana Rodriguez Wallach is the author of the Anastasia Phoenix series, three young adult spy thrillers. The first book in the series, PROOF...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Lily M.
I'm liking this cover ?
Saturday, 01 April 2017 01:59
Penny Olson
The cover conveys mystery and intrigue. The plot sounds really good.
Monday, 03 April 2017 23:18
  3206 Hits
  2 Comments

Special Guest Post: When Penny Met Potus (Rachel Ruiz)

Special Guest Post: When Penny Met Potus (Rachel Ruiz)
29058876
Here at Capstone we love to talk about "the story behind the story" - how our authors came to write and create the stories they share with readers. With less than one week to go in a historic presidential election season, we wanted to share the story behind one of our...
Continue reading
  1547 Hits
  0 Comment

Author Guest Post with Rob Rufus + Giveaway!

Author Guest Post with Rob Rufus + Giveaway!



Today we're excited to share a guest post from Rob Rufus, author of  Die Young With Me !  Below  you'll find  more about Rob , his  book,  plus a  giveaway !     Ever since Die Young With Me was announced, people have been asking me to explain how they can...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Dianna G.
I really thought this was a novel, just from the title and cover. After reading the synopsis, though, fact is better than fiction... Read More
Sunday, 11 September 2016 22:33
KM
I've never heard about this book before, but the cover spoke to the emo kid inside me. This sounds intriguing, and I wish the auth... Read More
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 17:54
Danielle Hammelef
I love the cover because it matches the synopsis well. this is my favorite kind of book to read--powerful, emotional, contemporary... Read More
Saturday, 01 October 2016 20:17
  3255 Hits
  8 Comments

On the Right Track--Hannah Barnaby Guest Post

On the Right Track--Hannah Barnaby Guest Post



  I know I’m on the right track with a project when I hear a song on the radio and think, “My character would love this song.” It means I’ve gotten to know the cast well enough to tell their stories without second‐guessing myself or wondering what should happen next. Every...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Shannon Mizikoski
LOVE the cover. And I think that the synopsis makes the book sound so emotional and thought provoking.
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 20:55
alyssa
I feel like this going to be an emotional roller coaster ride! The cover is cool. I wouldn't even think that it portrays body part... Read More
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 14:13
Linda Romer
Some of the parts sounds like an emotional read, I would like to read this book. The cover is great! Love it ♡ Thank you
Friday, 26 February 2016 08:50
  2570 Hits
  13 Comments

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Displacement
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her...
Wild Week
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Lift the flaps to discover what goes on in the...
Finding Balance
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
Jase Ellison doesnt remember having acute lymphocytic leukemia when he...
The Zombie Queen
 
3.8
 
0.0 (0)
When Tandi rescued Tamara from her evil Vampire Queen...
They Wish They Were Us
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Gossip Girl meets One of Us Is Lying with...
Chasing Starlight
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Movies, mansions, and murder in the Golden Age of...
The Black Kids
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Perfect for fans of The Hate U Give, this...
Dating Makes Perfect
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Tech sisters don’t date in high school. Not...
The Dark Tide
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A gripping, dark LGBT YA fantasy about two girls...
Shoes aka My Life
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
It's Avery's senior year in high school, and she has...
Peppermint Post
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
'Twas the night before Christmas, when the North Pole's Peppermint...
Stolen from the Studio (Case Closed, #2)
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Lauren Magaziner’s hilarious and high-stakes middle grade series gets a...
Pleasant Grove
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
What's outside Pleasant Grove? Welcome to Pleasant...
The Wizenard Series: Season One
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Reggie has never felt destined for greatness. He dreams about...
My High School Rebel Boyfriend
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
He’s a rebel with a cause… to make my...
TURBO Racers: Escape Velocity
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Fast and the Furious meets Transformers in the second...

Latest Member Reviews

Displacement
 
5.0
"DISPLACEMENT is a fascinating graphic novel that transports the main character and the reader to the 1940s internment/incarceration of Americans..."
Wild Week
 
4.0
"WILD WEEK is a cute board book that features an animal on each day of the week, doing something in..."
Finding Balance
 
3.3
"FINDING BALANCE is a YA contemporary romance that follows Mari and Jase. Mari had osteogenic sarcoma when she was 10..."
Chasing the Sun
 
5.0
"'Chasing the Sun' by Melanie Hooyenga captures the raw emotions felt after a breakup, as well as the ones that..."
Peppermint Post
 
5.0
"PEPPERMINT POST is an adorable new story about Christmas and Santa. The Peppermint Post is the busiest post office in..."
Stolen from the Studio (Case Closed, #2)
 
4.0
"STOLEN FROM THE STUDIO is a fun middle grade mystery with a choose-your-own-adventure plot. Carlos travels with his mother, a..."
The Wizenard Series: Season One
 
4.0
"THE WIZENARD SERIES: SEASON ONE is written by Wesley King and created by Kobe Bryant. The MG fantasy follows Reggie,..."
The Triumphant Tale of Pippa North
 
4.0
"THE TRIUMPHANT TALE OF PIPPA NORTH combines magic and humor in a middle grade fantasy full of charm. Pippa is..."
TURBO Racers: Escape Velocity
 
4.0
"TURBO RACERS: ESCAPE VELOCITY is a fast-paced, high-stakes adventure. Mace Blazer is a TURBOnaut, a high-speed vehicle racer. He recently..."
Bread Lab!
 
4.0
"BREAD LAB! is a cute picture book that walks through the steps of making sourdough bread through the eyes of..."
A Thousand No's
 
3.5
"A THOUSAND NO'S is a cute picture book about the way that feedback can change an idea. A girl has..."
Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death (Ronan Boyle, #2)
 
4.0
"RONAN BOYLE AND THE SWAMP OF CERTAIN DEATH is a comedic middle grade fantasy that features a young boy on..."
Sharko and Hippo
 
4.5
"SHARKO AND HIPPO is a clever and comical book about two best friends who are going fishing for the day...."
The Thing About Bees: A Love Letter
 
5.0
"THE THING ABOUT BEES: A LOVE LETTER is an informative and gorgeously illustrated picture book about bees. The book describes..."
The Faithless Hawk (The Merciful Crow, #2)
 
5.0
"THE FAITHLESS HAWK is one of my favorite reads of 2020. I laughed, I sighed, I cried, and this book..."
Zora's Zucchini
 
5.0
"ZORA'S ZUCCHINI is a delightful picture book that explores growing vegetables and sharing with neighbors. Zora is a little bored..."
Libby Loves Science
 
4.5
"LIBBY LOVES SCIENCE is a cute picture book that brings a love of science to all the fun of ice..."
The Hidden Rainbow
 
5.0
"THE HIDDEN RAINBOW is a delightful picture book that combines counting, colors, and nature in a beautiful exploration. Each page..."
The Places We Sleep
 
5.0
"THE PLACES WE SLEEP is a moving middle grade historical that takes place around 9/11. The book is written entirely..."
Dating Makes Perfect
 
5.0
"DATING MAKES PERFECT is a beautifully written YA contemporary romance that had me grinning from ear-to-ear. Winnie has two older..."