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What's New in YA--July 28, 2015

What's New in YA--July 28, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     From critically acclaimed writer Paul Griffin comes a fast-paced young adult novel about five very different teens lost at sea with no one to count on but each other. Matt and John are best...
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YABC Book Haul - July 2015

YABC Book Haul - July 2015

Hey, YABCers! This month we celebrate the birth of the chosen one, Harry Potter. And we celebrate the only way we know how...with a book haul! Enjoy the awesomeness. Happy birthday, Harry. 
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What's New in YA - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What's New in YA - Tuesday, July 21, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after. Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.   After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of...
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The Librarian's Corner - July 2015

The Librarian's Corner - July 2015
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Non-Fiction Books on Stress & Mental Health   Good non-fiction books that are the right length and content level for your teen collection are always hard to find. With this in mind I wanted to share 5 of the best non-fiction books on mental health and stress that are in my...
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What's New in YA

What's New in YA
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     Eighteen-year-old Tally is absolutely sure of everything: her genius, the love of her adoptive family, the loyalty of her best friend, Shane, and her future career as a Nobel prize-winning astronomer. There’s no room...
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What's New in YA

What's New in YA
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     When high school senior Kelsey’s identical twin sister, Michelle, dies in a car crash, Kelsey is left without her other half. The only person who doesn’t know about the tragedy is Michelle’s boyfriend, Peter,...
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Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB

Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB
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  Column by Maurene Goo   Maybe it’s because Comic Con is around the corner, or just the general languor that settles in when it’s hot—but summer always makes me want to crack into a good graphic novel and just completely escape. So here are my personal recommendations for some great...
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