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6th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ~ Day 9

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Welcome to YABC's Sixth 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
So many great books! Really want the Black Canary one!
Wednesday, 09 December 2020 13:03
Andrea Cerda
Thanks for the opportunity!!! want to read them all
Monday, 14 December 2020 10:39
Jeana Kwiecinski
I can't pick a favorite! They all look like such good books!
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 20:41
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Jessica Cluess (House Of Dragons), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Jessica Cluess


    Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!       Introducing  Jessica Cluess , YABC's Author of...
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Zachary Snyder
This book looks great, looking forward to reading it!
Monday, 04 May 2020 11:56
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis is very interesting. Sounds like an amazing read!
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 07:28
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! Can't wait to read this one
Thursday, 14 May 2020 07:57
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Spotlight on Date Me, Bryson Keller (Kevin van Whye), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Date Me, Bryson Keller  by Kevin van Whye.  Read on for more about Kevin and his book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Kevin van Whye!             Kevin van Whye  is a writer born and raised in South...
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Brittany
Not usually a fan of "real photos" on covers, but this one sounds really good!
Monday, 20 April 2020 12:02
Abigail Lowry
This looks like a super great rom-com style book! Can’t wait to read!
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 13:33
Colleen Burns
This book sounds so cute!
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 18:30
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Giveaway: HEARTS MADE FOR BREAKING (US Only)

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Hearts Made for Breaking (US Only) by: Jen Klein Release Date: April 30, 2019 Publisher: Random House   About the Book: Lark is the queen of breakups. When she ends things with a boy, there are never any hard feelings. Sometimes he doesn't even realize that she broke up with him....
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Dianna G.
This sounds like a cute read! Adorable cover.
Sunday, 21 April 2019 20:46
Kathleen Pasqualini
The cover is eye catching and cute. I really look forward to reading this one.
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 08:16
Emily
This cover is super cute!
Sunday, 28 April 2019 18:16
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Breeana Shields (Poison's Cage), Plus Giveaway!!

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Poison's Kiss (Poison's Kiss, #1)
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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!       Introducing  Breeana Shields , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Dianna G.
To be honest, I'm creeped out about the snakes. But the colors are AMAZING and make the covers really stand out. I love the syno... Read More
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:12
Kara S
The cover colors stand out and draw my attention; the synopsis keeps it focused on these books. Cheers, Kara S
Thursday, 18 January 2018 18:16
Anne
Love the matching covers! Can not wait to read both books!
Monday, 22 January 2018 19:49
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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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First in Line--Press Release

First in Line--Press Release
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  RANDOM HOUSE CHILD REN’S BOOKS LAUNCHES NEW YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM “FIRST IN LINE” First In Line offers YA readers exclusive advance access to authors and behind-the-book content. New York, NY — Random House Children’s Books is launching First In Line (FirstInLineReaders.com) , a new program that features young adult books...
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