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Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB

Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB
  Column by Brandy Colbert   One of the best parts about the creation of We Need Diverse Books is that while the campaign is so important at getting the word out about the diversity gap in publishing and the myriad ways in which we can help close it, it’s also...
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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 you’re in love with the wrong person for the right reasons, anything could happen. Tretch lives in a very small town where everybody's in everybody else's business. Which makes it hard for...
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Sleepthirsty
The Notorious Pagan Jobes by Nina Berry from Harlequin Teen! http://www.amazon.com/Notorious-Pagan-Jones-Nina-Berry/dp/0373211430... Read More
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:04
Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Thank you!
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 20:05
Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Thanks so much, Dani!
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 20:05
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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!       A School for Unusual Girls is the first captivating installment in the Stranje House series for young adults by award-winning author Kathleen Baldwin. #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot calls this...
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The Librarian's Corner

The Librarian's Corner
  This month's theme for the Librarian's corner is all about   picture books you can share with teens!  Picture books aren't just for kids and babies anymore. In fact, teens love storytime too!    For May, I am featuring some of my favorite picture books to share with teens, whether...
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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!       In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to...
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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 nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers...
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Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Hi Nicole! You book has been added to the list! Happy Book Birthday!
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 11:06
Jaime from Two Chicks On Books
Summer of The Oak Moon by Laura Templeton. Month9Books is the publisher.
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 14:43
Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Summer of the Oak Moon has been added to the list! Thank you for the recommendation!
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FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

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In 1910, twelve-year-old Savannah lives with her widowed father on...
The Neighborhood Surprise
 
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All the children in the neighborhood like Mrs. Fig. She...
Jet the Cat (Is Not a Cat)
 
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Clique Here: A Wish Novel
 
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Smoke and Mirrors: The Heartstone
 
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Corbin, a powerful shapeshifting young mage, was just beginning to...
Better Together
 
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Llama Llama Meets the Babysitter
 
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City (Wheels at Work)
 
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Delivering, collecting, transporting and recycling! Lift the flap to see...
A Season of Flowers
 
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Michael Garland (Daddy Played the Blues) displays his impressive illustration...
 
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You Are Fantastic!
 
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The Neighborhood Surprise
 
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"THE NEIGHBORHOOD SURPRISE is a sweet picture book about community coming together. Mrs. Fig is one of the favorite neighbors..."
Jet the Cat (Is Not a Cat)
 
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"JET THE CAT (IS NOT A CAT) is a charming picture book about a cat who does not quite fit..."
My High School Valentine Boyfriend
 
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"My High School Valentine Boyfriend is a swoony, sweet teen romance. Shay and Finn are matched to work together on..."
Rolling Warrior: The Incredible, Sometimes Awkward, True Story of a Rebel Girl on Wheels Who Helped Spark a Revolution
 
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"Born in 1947, Heumann had polio at a very young age, leaving her legs and arms very weak. She was..."
Clique Here: A Wish Novel
 
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"Lily has decided she really needs to leave her private school after an embarrassing incident with mean girl Courtenay, so..."
Ghosts Unveiled! (Creepy and True #2)
 
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"Ghosts are something that middle school students still think might be real; we have a lot of conversations about this..."
I Can See Clearly
 
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"Luc Ponti comes from a strong Italian family, and his father (an NCAA point guard, Princeton grad, Special Forces and..."
Fire with Fire
 
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"Dani Rivera may excel at every part of her dragon slaying training, but she would rather focus on being normal..."
A Time of Fear: America in the Era of Red Scares and Cold War
 
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"Starting with Vladimir Lenin's evolution in the early 1900s, Marrin gives a really complete overview of Communism and the reaction..."
Better Together
 
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"BETTER TOGETHER is a delightful and charming YA contemporary read about sisterhood, family, and healing. Siri lives with her mother..."
El Deafo: Superpowered Edition
 
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"This graphic novel memoir chronicles the author's experiences with hearing loss. After a childhood bout with meningitis at age 4,..."
The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel
 
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"Mars Patel idolizes Oliver Pruitt, a powerful tech giant who also runs Pruitt Prep. Mars and his friends Toothpick, JP,..."
Get a Clue: A Bookish Boyfriends #4
 
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"In this fourth book set at Reginald R. Hero High, we meet Huck and Win, the brother of Curtis from..."
Llama Llama Meets the Babysitter
 
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"LLAMA LLAMA MEETS THE BABYSITTER is an overall fun new installment in the Llama Llama series. Following the usual format..."
City (Wheels at Work)
 
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"WHEELS AT WORK: CITY is a simple but fun lift-the-flap book about vehicles little ones will see around the city...."
The Fault In Our Stars
 
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"I had enjoyed this book to great extent. I loved the relationship connection between the two characters and how the..."
A Season of Flowers
 
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"A SEASON OF FLOWERS is a lovely board book told from the perspective of flowers that appear from the spring..."
You Are Fantastic!
 
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"YOU ARE FANTASTIC! is a brightly colored and cheerful read celebrating YOU! The book walks through some metaphorical compliments, such..."
Early One Morning
 
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"EARLY ONE MORNING is a picture book walk around a farm. A little boy heads out to find a couple..."
Little Sap: The Magical Story of a Little Forest Family
 
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"LITTLE SAP is a beautifully illustrated story about growing up, seasons, and forests. Little Sap can't wait to be a..."