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5th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza - Day 12

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Welcome to YABC's Fifth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ! We're featuring some of the  hottest titles of the year-- perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!--with exciting giveaways every day for the first twelve days of December. Each giveaway will run for seven days. ( Giveaways...
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Zachary Snyder
These books look great! Hope I can win the Chanukkah book!
Thursday, 12 December 2019 12:21
John
Great books for people looking for pirates and penguins for Christmas!
Thursday, 12 December 2019 18:18
Jeana Kwiecinski
Omg The Golden Compass! Such a wonderful read. I would love to share that and read all of the others.
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 15:14
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Author Chat with Shivaun Plozza (Tin Heart) , Plus Giveaway ~ (US Only)!

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Today we're excited to chat with Shivaun Plozza, author of Tin Heart .  Read on for more about Shivaun and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet Shivaun Plozza ! Shivaun Plozza has published short fiction, poetry, and essays, and works as an editor. Frankie, her...
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Gina
Sounds good! It's got to be hard writing about something you know, but at the same time, it makes it THAT much more relatable to ... Read More
Monday, 11 March 2019 20:36
John
I keep expecting the book to be about pizza, but heart transplants sound more serious!
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 11:52
Dianna G.
I was so surprised to see this was about a girl who had a heart transplant. Sounds like she's such a normal girl, just wanting a ... Read More
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 20:24
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Giveaway: YOU'RE WEIRD: A CREATIVE JOURNAL FOR MISFITS, ODDBALLS, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO'S UNIQUELY AWESOME (US Only)

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You’re Weird: A Creative Journal for Misfits, Oddballs, and Anyone Else Who’s Uniquely Awesome (US Only) by: Kate Peterson Release Date: July 11, 2017 Publisher: TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House About the Book: A quirky and engaging journal that celebrates what makes each of us a little weird Part journal, part activity book,...
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John
The cover says "wacky journal." It sounds like the inside offers more fun!
Monday, 11 September 2017 18:30
Dianna G.
I love the idea, but wish the title wasn't one with such a negative connotation.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 21:43
Lily M.
I like how the cover is simple but it tells you what's it about ... Read More
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 21:30
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Giveaway: TEXT, DON'T CALL: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE INTROVERTED LIFE (US Only)

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Text, Don’t Call: An Illustrated Guide to the Introverted Life (US Only) by: INFJoe Release Date: August 15, 2017 Publisher: TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House About the Book: An illustrated guide to the challenges and pleasures of the introverted life. Introversion is “in.” But there are still many misconceptions about introverts in the...
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John
That is the ideal hipster cover. And this does sound witty!
Monday, 04 September 2017 18:16
Dianna G.
The idea of this book is great. I am totally the "text, don't call" type. The cover is cute.
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 22:06
Lily M.
This book seems like I can relate to, that's exactly how I feel, text don't call me ... Read More
Monday, 11 September 2017 07:07
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Giveaway: SURPRISE YOURSELF (US Only)

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Surprise Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into the World (US Only) by: Lisa Currie Release Date: August 29, 2017 Publisher: TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House About the Book: Make every day a new beginning with this lively illustrated journal from the author of Me, You, Us . Brimming with fun and...
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Aireanna Lesch
lovely cover!! This seems like a very inspiring book.
Sunday, 03 September 2017 00:53
Emily
This sounds really nice and just what I need!
Monday, 04 September 2017 21:54
Lily M.
This sounds like such a fun and creative book, can't wait to check it out ... Read More
Monday, 11 September 2017 05:41
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Press Release: Islandborn by Junot Díaz

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PENGUIN YOUNG READERS TO PUBLISH DEBUT PICTURE BOOK BY NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLING AND PULITZER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR JUNOT DÍAZ Islandborn  scheduled for publication  March 13, 2018   Junot Díaz, the  New York Times  bestselling and Pulitzer prize winning author of  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao  and  This is...
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