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Author Chat with Fred Bowen (Gridiron: Stories from 100 Years of the National Football League)!

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Today we're excited to chat with Fred Bowen ( Gridiron ) and check out the Karen Yingling's (Staff Reviewer) review of Gridiron!  Read on for more about Fred and his book, plus an review of Gridiron!         Meet Fred Bowen ! Fred Bowen is the author of Peachtree’s...
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Author Chat with Kit Frick (I Killed Zoe Spanos)!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Kit Frick author of I Killed Zoe Spanos. Read on for more about Kit and her book!       Meet Kit Frick !    Kit Frick is a novelist, poet, and MacDowell Colony fellow from Pittsburgh, PA. She studied creative writing at Sarah...
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Spotlight on Filigree's Midnight Ride (Pam Berkman and Dorothy Hearst), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Filigree's Midnight Ride.  Read on for more about Pam and Dorothy, an guest post, plus an giveaway!          Meet Pam Berkman ! Pam Berkman has written books for grownups and this is her first book for kids. She loves writing about events...
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Author Chat with Amber Smith (Something Like Gravity), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Amber Smith author of Something Like Gravity.  Read on for more about Amber, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Amber Smith ! Amber Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novels The Way I Used to Be, The Last...
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KM
I love Amber Smith's books, so I'm excited for this one.
Friday, 14 June 2019 00:25
KylaMarshall
When I first learned English, I also found it difficult to write a complete sentence. But then, I learned to write through the sty... Read More
Friday, 14 June 2019 21:53
Emily
This looks so good! ❤️❤️❤️
Monday, 17 June 2019 14:13
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Spotlight on This Lie Will Kill You (Chelsea Pitcher), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to spotlight  This Lie Will Kill You  by Chelsea Pitcher.  Read on for more about Chelsea and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet  Chelsea Pitcher ! Chelsea Pitcher is a karaoke-singing, ocean-worshipping Oregonian with a penchant for twisty mysteries. She began...
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Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! This book sounds so good!
Thursday, 29 November 2018 08:09
Debra Branigan
The cover is interesting and the synopsis sounds quite suspenseful and action-packed. This will definitely attract YA readers. Goo... Read More
Thursday, 29 November 2018 14:39
Dianna G.
What's not to love? The cover is vivid and mysterious. I always love a mansion in a book!
Thursday, 29 November 2018 21:37
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Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Ellen Hopkins (People Kill People), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Ellen Hopkins (People Kill People) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Ellen, her novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Ellen Hopkins ! Ellen Hopkins is the award-winning author of 20 nonfiction books for children, four novels...
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necole
The cover is awesome and so unique wow, very creative. I love the synopsis … I want to know he killed who and who purchased the gu... Read More
Sunday, 14 October 2018 09:00
Debra Branigan
The cover is absolutely perfect. I am excited about the synopsis and cannot wait to read this book.
Sunday, 14 October 2018 17:44
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! I can't wait to read this book!
Monday, 15 October 2018 09:41
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Beast Is An Animal (Peternelle Van Arsdale), Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Peternelle Van Arsdale's playlist for her novel,  The Beast Is An Animal  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Peternelle and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance...
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John
I love the atmospheric cover, and I know this book to be an intense fable-like thrill ride!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:32
Dianna G.
This cover is chilling! I'd be officially spooked out, standing in that forest. The summary is a little too informative -- I'd r... Read More
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:37
Patrick Peek
The cover looks amazing! Based on the synopsis this book would be perfect, can't wait to read.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:57
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