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The Young Dread--Press Release

The Young Dread--Press Release
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  DELACORTE PRESS PUBLISHES  THE YOUNG DREAD , AN ORIGINAL E-SHORT FROM AUTHOR ARWEN ELYS DAYTON Seeker  novella delves into Maud’s story and is perfect for sci-fi/fantasy fans   Seeker  author Arwen Elys Dayton invites established fans and new readers to delve into the world of the Dreads in her original...
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The Grumpy Little Cat That Wouldn't--Press Release

The Grumpy Little Cat That Wouldn't--Press Release
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  WORLD FAMOUS FELINE GRUMPY CAT JOINS ICONIC LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS LINE IN 2016 Random House Children’s Books will publish three Little Golden Books starring Grumpy Cat, with the first to be published July 26, 2016 New York, NY, November 4, 2015 — The iconic Little Golden Book format will extend...
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Adorable!
Friday, 06 November 2015 06:46
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Wonder Woman at Super Hero High--Press Release

Wonder Woman at Super Hero High--Press Release
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  RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS AND WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS  IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE LISA YEE AS AUTHOR  OF THE DC SUPER HERO GIRLS MIDDLE-GRADE NOVEL SERIES   New York, NY ( October 29, 2015 ) —Award-winning author Lisa Yee will write a middle-grade novel series as part of...
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Elizabeth Drake, Staff Reviewer
I wish I had books like these when I was a kid!
Friday, 30 October 2015 09:38
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Dead Ringers--Press Release

Dead Ringers--Press Release
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  Christopher Golden just unveiled a cool, creepy new contest to accompany his cool, creepy new book  DEAD RINGERS  - Here's an intro to the contest and to the book in Golden's own words: Time to get your evil on! (And your PhotoShop skills!)   In  The Strange Case of Dr....
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Elizabeth Drake, Staff Reviewer
Wow! Totally creepy!
Friday, 30 October 2015 09:37
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Dreams Come True-- Press Release

Dreams Come True-- Press Release
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  I’m Kya Aliana and I'm here to talk about the importance of the Dreams Come True Anthology and Aspirations Press.   I have been writing since a very young age. I wrote short stories since before I can even remember, and I completed my first novel at thirteen. I self-published...
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Broken Photo Contest

Broken Photo Contest
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  Deaf Heroine Shines in Romance, Broken by Tanille Romance Feature Photo Contest New York, New York – October 8, 2015 ( www.brokenthenovel.com ) Broken by New York Author Tanille Edwards is a young adult novel that stars Milan, the girl everyone wants to be but no one really knows. Milan...
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Simon & Schuster Press Release

Simon & Schuster Press Release
  SIMON & SCHUSTER BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS PREEMPTS  THE DIABOLIC  BY S. J. KINCAID   New York, New York, September 30— Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers announced today that it will publish  The Diabolic  by S. J. Kincaid, a YA stand-alone action-adventure thriller set in space, which will be...
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NK-YA Fest

NK-YA Fest
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    This is your chance to meet 23 awesome Young Adult authors at a brand new book fest! The libraries of Northern Kentucky have partnered together to bring you NK-YA Fest!       NK-YA Fest is the first annual Young Adult bookfest to be held in Northern Kentucky. The...
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Carry On--Press Release

Carry On--Press Release
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  #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rainbow Rowell  presents... CARRY ON Coming 10/6!     We’re so excited to share it with you soon! Until then, here are a few things to tide you over.   FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CARRY ON By Rainbow Rowell     1.  CARRY...
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I may have just woken up my 9 month old with my squeel.
Monday, 21 September 2015 17:25
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I Can Readathon Campaign--Press Release

I Can Readathon Campaign--Press Release
  PBS KIDS JOINS HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR 2 nd ANNUAL I CAN READATHON CAMPAIGN   New York, NY (September 15, 2015)—HarperCollins’s I Can Read! books and PBS KIDS are collaborating on a national I Can Readathon campaign. Now in its second year, the campaign is designed to get kids learning...
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