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Celebrate Black History Month: Book Recommendations!

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Today we're excited to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month with book recommendations to expand your TBR to include some amazing black voices in fiction!      Kids Books and Middle Grade:       Young Adult Contemporary:             Young Adult Fantasy:      ...
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Swoonworthy Reads

Swoonworthy Reads







  Happy Valentine's Day! In order to celebrate this day of love, the staff here at YABC put together a list of the most swoonworthy reads of the season! We hope you will find the next book you love on this list!   The Orphan Queen  by Jodi Meadows Love stories...
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The Librarian's Corner--January 25, 2016

The Librarian's Corner--January 25, 2016
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  5th Wave Readalikes    With the release of The Fifth Wave last week I wanted to share some fantastic YA science fiction to feed your need for aliens, space-ships, robots, and adventure! Below are some great recommendations for readers of all ages who liked The Fifth Wave, the book and...
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The Librarian's Corner--November 16. 2015

The Librarian's Corner--November 16. 2015
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  I don't know about you, but I am SUPER HYPED for the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 in just a couple of weeks! The Hunger Games movies have been some of the best book-to-movie adaptations ever done (in my opinion!) and I can't way to see Katniss...
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Season's Readings--Fall Edition

Season's Readings--Fall Edition
  What better way to spend your fall days than with a new book? Here at YABC we are committed to finding the best reads of the season. Lucky for us, we didn't have to look too far. Our fantastic staff of reviewers have helped us compile a list of what...
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Books to Read with Dad this Father's Day

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I can't thank my dad enough for sparking my book lover tendencies by reading to me before bed each night. He's the reason I'm the book nerd I am today, and couldn't be more encouraging of dads (and moms, too) who want to read with their children. With Father's Day just...
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Need Some Ideas for Books to Read? YABC is Here to Help!

Prodigy
Skyship Academy
Across the Universe
Seraphina
Graceling
Daughter of SAB
fault in our stars
beginning of after
PERKS OF BEING
Thirteen Reasons
If i stay
BY THE TIME
diary wimpy
timmy failure
origami yoda
lightning thief
colossus rises
keeper lost cities
Running dry on ideas for that next great book to read? Well have no fear! Here are some recommendations for your next read in genres of all shapes and sizes! Sci-fi Adventure If you love the fast-paced action set in a not-too-distant future that sets itself up nicely for a trilogy...
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Sasha Shamblen
I have read some of these mostly in the contemporary section and I do recomend them as well
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 14:17
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