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PRESS RELEASE: 2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners Announced

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2020 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners Announced   Winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award were announced by the Association of Jewish Libraries today in Philadelphia, PA at the Youth Media Awards announcement at the American Library Association. Named in memory of Sydney Taylor, author of the classic  All-of-a-Kind Family...
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Press Release: Check Out These 11 Children's Books By Your Favorite Celebrities!!

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At the end of the long day, sometimes nothing beats curling up with your little one and reading them a bedtime story. Not only are children’s books a great way to explore visual learning, but they can also help strengthen reading skills and allow imaginations to soar. And while many picture...
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Press Release: SUZANNE COLLINS ANNOUNCES HUNGER GAMES PREQUEL FOR 2020

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Hunger Games   fans: have you missed the world of Panem since the ending of the trilogy and subsequent films? Well, now there’s a new and exciting release on the horizon for you in 2020. According to  The Associated Press  (AP), author Suzanne Collins has announced a prequel to her bestselling  Hunger...
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YABC WINS Best Book Blog in the Eighth Annual UTOPiA Awards!!

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It’s time to announce the winners in the Eighth Annual UTOPiA Awards. But first I have to say a huge thank you to the members of the UTOPiAcon Academy, which is almost 1,000-members strong, who nominated their peers and associates this year. We had the highest number of nominations ever received....
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Press Release: Random House Children's Books ANNOUNCES 2019 STRANGER THINGS PUBLISHING PROGRAM!

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Hawkins Middle School Yearbook/Hawkins High School Yearbook (Stranger Things) by [Gilbert, Matthew J.]

RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS ANNOUNCES 2019 STRANGER THINGS PUBLISHING PROGRAM         PUBLICATIONS TO INCLUDE: FIRST-EVER YOUNG ADULT STRANGER THINGS NOVEL TWO COMPANION BOOKS OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITINGS     NEW YORK, NY (March 7, 2019) – Random House Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s...
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Press Release: The Great American Read, A New Multi-Platform PBS Series

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THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, A NEW MULTI-PLATFORM PBS SERIES, REVEALS LIST  OF AMERICA’S 100 FAVORITE NOVELS  – Eight-Part Series Profiling America’s Favorite Books to Premiere May 22  on PBS Stations With Two-Hour Event –  – Nationwide Summer Reading Initiative Will Culminate in Vote for  “America’s Best-Loved Novel” –  – Barbara Pierce...
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Press Release: David Levithan Awarded Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award

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DAVID LEVITHAN AWARDED CHICAGO TRIBUNE YOUNG ADULT LITERARY AWARD Award to Be Presented at the 2018 Printers Row Lit Fest Chicago, IL – March 14, 2018 – The Chicago Tribune announced today that their 2018 Young Adult Literary Award winner will be David Levithan, author of many groundbreaking, bestselling works which...
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Press Release: Reign of the Fallen

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Celebrate the release of  S arah Glenn Marsh’s       REIGN OF THE FALLEN       with us  this week !       Give Sarah Glenn Marsh a shout out to say congrats for the release over on Twitter  @SG_Marsh ! If you haven’t already read this one,...
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Press Release: Youtube Stars Popularmmos Sign Book Deal With HarperCollins Publishers

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New York, NY (December 12, 2017)—HarperCollins Publishers announced today the acquisition of YouTube stars PopularMMOs’ debut graphic novel,  POPULARMMOS PRESENTS A HOLE NEW WORLD!  North American rights were brokered by Fullscreen and sold to David Linker, Executive Editor, HarperCollins Children’s Books. YouTube stars Pat and Jen, exclusively represented by Fullscreen, are the creators...
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Press Release: Best-Selling YA Fantasy 'The Wrath and the Dawn' Optioned by Imagine

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Renee Ahdieh’s book centers on a boy king who executes a new bride each night and the girl determined to avoid that fate. Imagine Entertainment has picked up feature film rights to Renee Ahdieh’s The Wrath and the Dawn .   The love story, told in the vein of A Thousand...
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