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Giveaway: WHERE THE HEART IS

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Where the Heart Is (US & Canada) by: Jo Knowles Release Date: April 2, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press   About the Book: If home is where the heart is, what would happen if you lost it? Compassion and humor infuse the story of a family caught in financial crisis and a...
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Amie Lambert-Gaudet
I have to admit that this post was not the first time I have heard about this book. I am a book blogger and book reviewer, so I a... Read More
Saturday, 02 March 2019 19:37
John
Nice cover! I can see where taking care of farm animals would be difficult!
Sunday, 03 March 2019 07:40
Dianna G.
The cover is eye-catching. I like the way it draws your eyes across the entire view. As for the summary, it sounds like there ar... Read More
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The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival

The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival
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    The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival-- TBF 2015 Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer   Here at Young Adult Books Central, we LOVE YA! Fortunately for us, The Greater Rochester Book Festival held at Nazareth Collge devotes itself to showing their love of YA too.   ...
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Giveaway: Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles (US/Canada)

Giveaway: Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles (US/Canada)
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  READ BETWEEN THE LINES by Jo Knowles Release Date: March 10, 2015 Candlewick Press   ABOUT THE BOOK Does anyone ever see us for who we really are? Jo Knowles’s revelatory novel of interlocking stories peers behind the scrim as it follows nine teens and one teacher through a seemingly...
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Christine Henderson
A basketball thrown too hard in P.E. broke Nate's finger.
Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:02
Brynne
He gets hit with a basketball thrown too hard in gym class. Ouch.
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MaCaila Sharp
a basketball is thrown too hard at him in gym glass
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Interview with Living with Jackie Chan author Jo Knowles + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Interview with Living with Jackie Chan author Jo Knowles + Giveaway (US/Canada)
Living with Jackie Chan By Jo Knowles Release Date: September 10th 2013 by Candlewick Press ISBN 0763662801       About the Book After fathering a baby, a teenager moves in with his karate-loving uncle and tries to come to terms with his guilt — and find a way to forgive....
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Vivien
I love that she drew the karate aspect from her real life. It adds depth ... Read More
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 11:20
Jo Knowles
Thank you!
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Flor Gutierrez
I like how she leaves the option for the readers to kind of guess what happens with the characters. It's always fun to have your o... Read More
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