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Press Release: Stephenie Meyer's New Novel

Press Release: Stephenie Meyer's New Novel

From the mind behind the  Twilight Saga and the adult novel,  The Host, Stephenie Meyer has another adult book soon to make its debut November 15, 2016!    The Chemist , is sure to thrill long time readers, and new thrill-seekers alike!   Here's a bit more about this new book:...
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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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Holly Bodger Press Release

Holly Bodger Press Release


  THIS JUST IN!   Holly Bodger, author of 5 TO 1, has released the FREE  eNovella THE OTHER ONE!     Click  here  to read now, and  please feel free to share on social media!   THE OTHER ONE gives Surina’s perspective on the first day of her sister’s Tests, showing that...
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Multicultural Children's Book Day Press Release

Multicultural Children's Book Day Press Release


  MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY LOOKING TO BREAK NEW RECORD - SURPASS 26 MILLION SHARES Raab Associates Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCCBD)  is just two years old, but founders Mia Wenjen and Valerie Budayr have achieved tremendous success and online support for diversity awareness. They’ve put thousands of free books into...
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2016 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Press Release

2016 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Press Release
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  www.jewishlibraries.org     2016 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced by Association of Jewish Libraries Lesléa Newman and Amy June Bates, author and illustrator of  Ketzel, the Cat who Composed , Aharon Appelfeld, Philippe Dumas and Jeffrey M. Green, author, illustrator and translator of  Adam and Thomas , and Laura Amy...
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Press Release: Cinda Williams Chima Goes on Tour!

Press Release: Cinda Williams Chima Goes on Tour!
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With less than five months until Cinda Williams Chima's new book, Flamecaster , makes its debut, we can't wait to share a little bit about it with everyone here at YABC!     Read more about Flamecaster :  Set in the world of the  New York Times  bestselling Seven Realms series,...
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Emily Trunko Press Release

Emily Trunko Press Release
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  INTERNATIONAL TUMBLR SENSATION EMILY TRUNKO TO PUBLISH TWO BOOKS WITH CROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS   Dear My Blank  and  The Last Message Received,  based on Tumblrs   of the same name, to be released in the U.S. in 2016   New York, NY, December 7, 2015 —Crown Books for...
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Harper Collins Children's Books Press Release

Harper Collins Children's Books Press Release
  DEY STREET BOOKS AND HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN’S BOOKS ACQUIRE MEMOIR BY ABBY WAMBACH      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  (New York, NY; December 7, 2015) – Dey Street Books, an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, and HarperCollins Children’s Books have acquired world rights to a memoir and young reader’s edition by Abby...
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Random House Press Release

Random House Press Release
  RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO PUBLISH A NEW LINE OF BOOKS FROM ACTRESS, MATHEMATICIAN, AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR DANICA McKELLAR New York, NY (December 3, 2015)—Random House Children’s Books has acquired a new line of kid-friendly math books from New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar, it was announced today by...
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Multicultural Children's Book Day--Press Release

Multicultural Children's Book Day--Press Release
  MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY & JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD ANNOUNCE CLASSROOM DIVERSITY READING CHALLENGE AND FREE BOOK OFFER     Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) , which since 2014 has fostered tremendous online support for diversity awareness, is celebrated each January as a nationwide youth reading initiative. In less than two...
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Paint by Sticker Kids: Dinosaurs: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time!
 
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Tad
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Go Get 'Em, Tiger! (A Hello!Lucky Book)
 
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A Girl in Three Parts
 
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Goddess in the Machine (Goddess in the Machine, #1)
 
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Honor Lost (The Honors, #3)
 
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Neon Nights: A Sequel
 
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