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Spotlight on Burst Of Fire (Susan Forest), Plus Guest Post!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Bursts Of Fire by Susan Forest! Read on for more about Susan, plus a guest post!           Meet Susan Forest ! Susan Forest grew up in a family of mountaineers and skiers, and she loves adventure. She also loves the big ideas...
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The 5 Most Interesting Facts I Learned While Researching THE SPACESUIT: HOW A SEAMSTRESS HELPED PUT MAN ON THE MOON, plus Giveaway! (US only)

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  Sometimes facts are more interesting than fiction.   The true story of how the A7L spacesuit was made is incredible.  I fell in love with it right away! It had: suspense, big dreams, underdogs, danger, and a magical ending.  What was not to love?   The A7L spacesuit has become...
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Danielle Hammelef
The cover is amazing and perfect for this fun and educational book on one of my favorite subjects.
Saturday, 03 August 2019 18:11
Debra Branigan
The cover is great and the information sounds very interesting. I already have this in my cart!
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 15:06
Dan Denman
The book cover is fun. This story sounds interesting and informative.
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 10:16
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This Is Me Blog Tour: Guest Post with Shannon Schuren (The Virtue Of Sin)!

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Today we're excited to be a part of the This Is Me Blog Tour! We are spotlighting  The Virtue Of Sin  by Shannon Schuren. Read on for more about Shannon and her book, plus a guest post!       Meet Shannon Schuren !     Shannon Schuren ( shannon.schuren.org )...
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Author Chat with Brian Weisfeld & Nicole C Kear (The Startup Squad), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Brian Weisfeld & Nicole Carr authors of The Startup Squad.  Read on for more about Brian & Nicole, plus an interview, guest post and an giveaway!          Meet Brian Weisfeld ! Brian Weisfeld  has been building businesses his entire life. In...
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Dan Denman
The book cover is colorful and fun. This sounds like a good story of friendship and teamwork.
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 13:50
Penny Olson
I love the cover. It will grab my daughter's attention. This sounds like a much needed story about girls and business.
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 23:48
Danielle Hammelef
I love the fun and bright cover. This book sounds fun and important for preteens/kids who want to gain independence and earn some ... Read More
Thursday, 06 June 2019 18:30
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Author Of The Week: Guest Post with Bethany Wicker (Skipping Forward), 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 Bethany Wicker,  YABC's Author of the...
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Danielle Hammelef
The cover is pretty and matches the synopsis, which sounds intriguing and unique.
Monday, 29 April 2019 13:09
Erin
I Love this cover...but even more...I LOVE the synopsis! I cant even imagine what I would do if I could skip ahead in time but not... Read More
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 15:13
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Spotlight on 20 Recipes Kids Should Know (Esme Washburn/Calista Washburn), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight 20 Recipes Kids Should Know.  Read on for more about Esme Washburn & Calista Washburn, an guest post, plus an giveaway!          Meet Esme Washburn & Calista Washburn ! ESME and CALISTA WASHBURN are sisters living in New York City. Esme, who...
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John
What a fun recipe book! The recipes all sound like things I'd like to eat!
Thursday, 25 April 2019 20:38
Victoria Scott
I love it! My daughter is at the age where she wants to start learning to cook! This would be a great place to start!
Wednesday, 01 May 2019 15:58
Alyssa Annico
This has a bright, colorful cover and sounds like a great cooking book for kids!
Monday, 06 May 2019 08:43
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Spotlight on Song For A Whale (Lynne Kelly), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Song For A Whale.  Read on for more about Lynne, an guest post, plus an giveaway!          Meet Lynne Kelly ! Lynne Kelly has always loved reading, but while working as a special education teacher, she fell in love with children's literature all...
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John
This does sound poignant. --And it's too bad we're killing all the whales with global warming, sonar, and poisons/plastics in the... Read More
Monday, 18 March 2019 18:51
Nancy Hernandez
Love a good middle grade story and that cover is very cool.
Saturday, 30 March 2019 23:14
Kylie
I love seeing middle grade books having huge releases. I love this cover and I think it will catch the eyes of most students!... Read More
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:33
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Four Dead Queens Blog Tour: Author Guest Post

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Today we're excited to spotlight Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte. Read on for more about Astrid and her book, plus a guest post!       Meet Astrid Scholte !       Raised on a diet of Spielberg, Lucas and Disney, Astrid knew she wanted to be surrounded by...
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Spotlight on Acadia Files (Katie Coppens), Plus Guest Post!

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Acadia Files by Katie Coppens! Read on for more about Katie, plus a guest post!           Meet Katie Coppens ! Katie Coppens lives in Maine with her husband and two children. She is an award winning middle school teacher and the...
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Spotlight on R. Caine High School: Books 1-3 (Victoria Danann), Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight R Caine High School: Books 1-3  by Victoria Danann! Read on for more about Victoria, plus a guest post, and giveaway!            Meet  Victoria Danann !     Website  *  Facebook  *  Twitter  *  Instagram           Meet R. Caine...
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Penny Olson
The cover and synopsis are both really fun and dramatic.
Monday, 04 February 2019 17:34
Debra Branigan
The cover is interesting and will capture the attention of YA readers. I read a middle school novel along the same lines (Gods sen... Read More
Saturday, 09 February 2019 15:45
Erin
Oh WOW!!!! This sounds like a crazy cool concept for an incredible series!! I am so anticipating reading these books!! This would ... Read More
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 04:22
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