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Giveaway: National Geographic Prize Pack (US Only)

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Excited about Shark Week? Ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing? Want to avoid summer "Brain Drain"?!   Check out this giveaway for middle grade STEAM titles from National Geographic Kids!   National Geographic Prize Pack (US Only)   Authors: Anita Silvey David Aguilar Sarah Wassner Flynn Jessica...
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John
"What do you do to stop Summer "Brain Drain"?" Work! Agonizing, relentless toil!
Friday, 14 June 2019 16:30
Emily
I read more!
Monday, 17 June 2019 14:08
Penny Olson
Lots of reading and visits to zoos, aquariums and National Parks.
Sunday, 30 June 2019 23:05
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Giveaway: MASTERS OF MISCHIEF (The Misadventures of Max Crumbly #3) Prize Pack ~U.S. Only

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Simon & Schuster is partnering with YA Books Central for this giveaway!   Masters of Mischief (The Misadventures of Max Crumbly #3) Prize Pack ~US Only by: Rachel Ren ée Russell Release Date: June 4, 2019 Publisher: Simon & Schuster   About the Book: Max Crumbly is BACK! From #1 New...
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Dianna G.
This series would be a big hit with my students! My superpower is getting kids to read books. ... Read More
Friday, 07 June 2019 23:02
Natalie
My hero has always been my mom because she is an incredibly strong, loving and loyal woman! She is also a cancer survivor and mara... Read More
Sunday, 09 June 2019 15:53
Victoria Scott
My sister is my hero! She balances motherhood like a boss!
Thursday, 13 June 2019 13:01
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Giveaway: CLYDE Prize Pack (US Only)

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Clyde (US Only) Written and Illustrated by: Jim Benton Release Date: April 9, 2019 Publisher: Yoe! Books/IDW Publishing   About the Book: When Clyde the bear decides to ditch his safe and peaceful life in Cubville and head off for the mean streets of Grizzly City he learns, with the help...
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Zachary Snyder
Entered! Hope I win! The book sounds interesting, hope I win a copy so I can read it!
Monday, 20 May 2019 14:27
John
What fun cartoons! I look forward to reading this!
Monday, 20 May 2019 19:23
Emily
Clyde looks amazing!!!
Friday, 24 May 2019 09:48
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Giveaway - ALADDIN: FAR FROM AGRABAH (US Only)

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Disney Book Group is partnering with YA Books Central for this giveaway!   Aladdin: Far from Agrabah (US Only) by: Aisha Saeed Release Date: April 2, 2019 Publisher: Disney Book Group     About the Book: This stunning original novel is an all-new story set in the world of the new...
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John
Sounds like a wonderful trip to the casbah store!
Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:09
Kacie
So excited! The cover is fantastic! I've always loved Aladdin and I can't wait for the movie as well.
Sunday, 14 April 2019 21:48
Penny Olson
The cover is amazing and the book sounds like one great big adventure.
Monday, 15 April 2019 23:33
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Giveaway: BEST BABYSITTERS EVER (US Only)

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HMH Books is partnering with YA Books Central for this Giveaway!   Best Babysitters Ever (US Only) by: Caroline Cala Release Date: February 5, 2019 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers   About the Book: A funny new middle grade series about three 12-year-old best friends who start a babysitting club...
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sam
My advice would be to network and always bring your A-game.
Saturday, 23 February 2019 17:57
John
"What's your best tip for a budding entrepreneur?" Be born rich!
Monday, 25 February 2019 15:35
Erin
My advice for a budding entrepreneur is to never underestimate the power of marketing! ❤ Join local free business groups, rotary c... Read More
Friday, 01 March 2019 18:19
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Giveaway: HOCUS POCUS Prize Pack (US Only)

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Disney Book Group provided YA Books Central with a HOCUS POCUS prize pack to check out ... plus a second prize pack for this giveaway!   Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel (US Only) Release Date: July 10, 2018 Publisher: Freeform Books, an imprint of Disney Book Group About the Book:...
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Olivia F
So excited for this one and love the cover!!!
Thursday, 26 July 2018 13:58
Ronald Oliver
The synopsis sounds great! And the cover is really cool!
Thursday, 26 July 2018 14:44
Lisa (Dizneeee)
The cover is so fun! I love the outlines...so colorful! Also, this sounds like such a fun book. I like that the original story i... Read More
Thursday, 26 July 2018 20:53
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Giveaway: EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING Movie Release Prize Pack from Warner Bros. Pictures

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Giveaway for the Movie Release of EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon (US Only) Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Release Date: In Theaters May 19 About the Movie: On May 19, risk everything…for love. #EverythingEverything What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the...
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Susan Light
The movie trailer looks so true to the book. Cannot wait to see this movie.
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 12:01
Heidi Wong
I haven't read the book yet, but it's been on my TBR shelf. I can't wait to watch the movie. The movie sounds lovely and cute, wit... Read More
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 12:13
Yesenia Arechiga
I've read the book and I would love to watch the movie. In my opinion, I would be devastated being stuck at home never being able ... Read More
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 14:03
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More From The Merit Birds

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  It's no secret that here at Young Adult Books Central we LOVE   YA! We live for those unique stories that have the potential to inspire and influence readers from all around the world. Kelley Powell's novel, The Merit Birds , is one of those books!   So what makes...
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