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Author Chat with Melissa Sarno (A Swirl Of Ocean), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Melissa Samo author of A Swirl Of Ocean.  Read on for more about Melissa her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Melissa Sarno ! Melissa Sarno is a freelance writer and editor with an MFA in screenwriting. She writes about middle-grade...
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Featured Review: Nick and June Were Here (Shalanda Stanley)

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About This Book: Nick and June were best friends for years, until their relationship suddenly turned into something more. Now, June is coping with a new diagnosis of schizophrenia, a secret she asked Nick to keep for too long. Between managing her symptoms and her parents, June is just trying to...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Adriana Mather (Killing November), 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 Adriana Mather,  YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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John
Secretive boarding schools always seem to be full of dread mysteries!
Monday, 18 March 2019 18:46
Dianna G.
This sounds fantastic! I loved How to Hang a Witch. Very much looking forward to seeing more from this author!
Monday, 18 March 2019 20:30
Jacyln
I am so excited for another amazing novel by Adriana Mather! She’s the one author that gets me into historical fiction.
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 20:34
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Author Chat with Deborah Hopkinson (How I Became A Spy), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Deborah Hopkinson author of How I Became A Spy .  Read on for more about Deborah, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Deborah Hopkinson ! DEBORAH HOPKINSON has written more than 40 books for young readers. She is the author...
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John
Solving ciphers and searching for traitors would be challenging!
Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:39
noelle salsido
sounds like an exciting read
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 18:04
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is fun and definitely matches the exciting synopsis.
Saturday, 09 March 2019 17:08
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview & Giveaway: Inkling (Kenneth Oppel)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting a blog tour stop for     Inkling   Read on for more about Kenneth, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!                 Meet  Inkling !   From the acclaimed author of The Nest, The Boundless, and Airborn comes a brilliantly funny, breakout book about...
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Debra Branigan
I love the cover of this book and the story sounds very unique. Good luck with this book.
Saturday, 10 November 2018 21:31
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Author Chat with Chad Sell (Cardboard Kingdom)!

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Today we're excited to chat with Chad Sell , author of  Cardboard Kingdom .           Meet  Cardboard Kingdom !   Welcome to a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary boxes into colorful costumes, and their ordinary block into cardboard kingdom. This is the summer when sixteen kids...
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Author Chat with Liesl Shurtliff (GRUMP: The Fairly True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)!

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Today we're excited to chat with Liesl Shurtliff,  author of  GRUMP .     Read on for more about Liesl and her book!         Meet  Liesl Shurtliff ! LIESL SHURTLIFF (@LieslShurtliff) grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and just as Snow White had seven dwarves, Liesl had...
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Obsidio (Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff's  Obsidio Read on for more about Amie & Jay, an excerpt, and a tour-wide giveaway!               Meet Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff !   Amie Kaufman  is the New York...
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Kara S
I fell in love with this series just a few chapters into Illuminae. Reading the third book is obviously a must! Thanks everyone ... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 09:38
Candice Gigous
Illuminae Files sounds like an exciting series. Can't wait to read them all.
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