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Sneak Peek of THE ODDMIRE!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  The Oddmire  by William Ritter.  Read on for more about Willian and his book, plus read a sneak peek!  Meet The Oddmire !    Magic is fading from the Wild Wood. To renew it, goblins must perform an ancient ritual involving the rarest of their kind—a...
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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing with Patrick Hodges

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  Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing At YABC we work closely with a lot of Indie authors. Some are best sellers and some are just starting out, and many more fall in the middle of that spectrum. Today we are excited to introduce you to Patrick Hodges, Author of  Joshua's...
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Author Chat with Merrill Wyatt (Ernestine, Catastrophe Queen)

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Today we're excited to chat with Merrill Wyatt , author of Ernestine, Catastrophe Queen ! Read on for more info about Merrill and an interview! Meet Ernestine, Catastrophe Queen !     We all know and love Ramona, Matilda, and Harriet the Spy. Now meet Ernestine. Ernestine is the kind of kid who gets things...
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Author Chat with Joey Green (Not So Normal Norbert)

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Today we're excited to chat with Joey Green , co-author of Not So Normal Norbert ! Read on for more info about Joey and an interview! Meet Not So Normal Norbert !   James Patterson's rollicking new middle grade novel is a hilarious adventure into a futuristic world, where different is...
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Press Release & Movie Trailer: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE

Press Release & Movie Trailer: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE


MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE In Theaters October 2016     MIDDLE SCHOOL: The Worst Years of My Life chronicles the trials and triumphs of Rafe Khatchadorian, as he uses his wits to battle bullies, hormones and the tyrannical, test-obsessed Principal Dwight.      #MiddleSchoolMovie Site  |  Facebook...
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March 2016 Book Haul

March 2016 Book Haul

OMG! Sooooooooo many books! The TBR pile for Spring Break is full! Which books are you drooling over?
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YABC Book Haul - October 2015

YABC Book Haul - October 2015

We've reached the scariest month of the year. If you are ready to get your spooky on, check out some of the amazing books in this month's Book Haul.  
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Sheila Gallagher
Get list of books. I want them all.
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 16:20
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YABC Book Haul For June 2015!

YABC Book Haul For June 2015!

It's time! It's time! The June YABC Book Haul is here! Get a load of all the great stuff that was sent in to the YABC offices this month! Thanks, Publishers! Now let's get to reading! What's your favorite book out of the bunch?
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So many books! no time! I am looking forward to the Sleeper and the Spindle.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 08:22
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May 2015 YABC Book Haul

May 2015 YABC Book Haul

Hey YABCers! Once again, our office has been innundated with books, books, and  more BOOKS! We've run out of shelf space which can only mean one thing .... it's time for the May Book Haul! Enjoy the video and let us know in the comments which books you can't wait to...
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I saw a few good ones. Woof, bug battles and Alive for starters. Although I would take any of the teen titles! ... Read More
Thursday, 21 May 2015 08:56
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Books to Read with Dad this Father's Day

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I can't thank my dad enough for sparking my book lover tendencies by reading to me before bed each night. He's the reason I'm the book nerd I am today, and couldn't be more encouraging of dads (and moms, too) who want to read with their children. With Father's Day just...
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