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What's New in YA--October 27, 2015

What's New in YA--October 27, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     May 7, 1896. Dusk. A swaggering seventeen-year-old gangster named Zebulon Finch is gunned down on the shores of Lake Michigan. But after mere minutes in the void, he is mysteriously resurrected. His second life...
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Elizabeth Drake, Staff Reviewer
These Shallow Graves and Placebo Junkies look phenomenal!
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Whats New in YA--October 13, 2015

Whats New in YA--October 13, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         David Almond, recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award, a Printz Honor for Skellig, and the Printz Award for Kit’s Wilderness, has crafted an enchanting modern take on the myth of...
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Love Letters to Literature #3

Love Letters to Literature #3
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  Contributed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer   To the books that haunt my soul even years after reading them,  Here’s to you.  Dinner at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson. Do you remember me? I still have a well-used copy of you that I got in 1994. I was only...
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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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What's New in YA--October 5, 2015

What's New in YA--October 5, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         Mindy McGinnis, the acclaimed author of  Not a Drop to Drink  and  In a Handful of Dust , combines murder, madness, and mystery in a beautifully twisted gothic historical thriller perfect for...
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