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Looking for a Book to Read? Grab These Recent Award Winners!

Looking for a Book to Read? Grab These Recent Award Winners!
One and Only Ivan
Splendors and Glooms
Bomb
Three Times Lucky
In Darkness
Aristotle and Dante
Code Name Verity
Dodger
The White Bicycle
The American Library Association just had its midwinter conference in Seattle. Monday brought some big award reveals, so if you're looking for a suggestion or two on a new book to read, check out one of these recent award winners! John Newbery Medal Winner: The One and Only Ivan  by Katherine...
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Sasha Shamblen
Code Name Verify looks really good
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Survey Finds Bullying to Be the Most Important Issue Facing Teens Today

Survey Finds Bullying to Be the Most Important Issue Facing Teens Today
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  Harlequin TEEN and The Jed Foundation’s Love is Louder survey finds bullying issues more acute than drinking and teen pregnancy   78% of teens say bullying remains worse than parents realize 70% of teens and young women say they have been bullied 69% say they do not bully others, yet...
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Introducing YABC Indie!






I have some good news and bad news. Good news: YABC's traffic continues to grow by leaps and bounds each month. We are seeing incredible numbers and the YABC Community continues to grow each day. This is AWESOME.   More good news : Because we're growing so quickly, we're receiving hundreds...
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Jen
1) Yay for ALL OF THIS!! 2) Not gonna tell you how long it took me before I saw the "Indie" link on the navbar *insert Jeopardy th... Read More
Thursday, 17 May 2012 09:09
MG Buehrlen
Ha! I've hidden it well from you. ;-)
Thursday, 17 May 2012 10:14
CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
This is fabulous exposure for our indie titles! So many really amazing books are coming out from indie presses, and this gives us ... Read More
Thursday, 17 May 2012 10:21
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Close Calls: How Eleven US Presidents Escaped from the Brink of Death
 
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Imber (Book One of The Thanatos Trilogy)
 
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The Big Game
 
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality
 
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Dangerous Alliance
 
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Dugout: The Zombie Steals Home
 
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The Fountains of Silence
 
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The Okay Witch
 
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The Babysitters Coven
 
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Roll With It
 
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That's What Friends Do
 
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Catherine's War
 
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Speed Demon
 
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Dangerous Alliance
 
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Dugout: The Zombie Steals Home
 
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Dinosnores (Boynton on Board)
 
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"DINOSNORES is another absolutely charming and delightfully ridiculous board book from Sandra Boynton. Here, the dinosaurs get ready for bed,..."
Good Day, Good Night
 
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TBH, This May Be TMI (TBH, #2)
 
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"TBH, THIS MAY BE TMI is the second in a contemporary middle grade series, though it can easily function as..."
I've Loved You Since Forever
 
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"This gorgeous board book celebrates the parent-child bond in an absolutely stunning way. I'VE LOVED YOU SINCE FOREVER suggests that..."
My Baby Loves Christmas
 
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"Babies and toddlers will love the colorful celebration of Christmas in this delightful board book. MY BABY LOVES CHRISTMAS is..."
Riverland
 
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All You Need Is a Pencil: The Totally Sick Sick-Day Activity Book
 
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