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Featured Review: THE MERCIFUL CROW

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ABOUT THE BOOK:   One way or another, we always feed the crows. A future chieftain Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout...
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Featured Review: DON'T DATE ROSA SANTOS


  Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that's what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you're a boy with a boat.   But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and...
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Featured Review: Air Awakens


    A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond...   The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.   Vhalla has always been taught to fear...
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Featured Review: Girl Gone Ghost


  A cheerleader with a reputation. A ghost who wants justice. Two lives bound together until the killer is found.    Sonora’s popularity means more to her than a new Michael Kors purse. With Fall Fling around the corner, she’s on the lookout for the perfect gown in the small Texas...
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Easter Themed Children's Books + Giveaway!!

Easter Themed Children's Books + Giveaway!!




    Happy Easter !!   YABC is excited to bring you four recommendations for the perfect children's book to get your little one excited about this special holiday! Easter is a perfect time to spend time with your children and celebrate old traditions or make new traditions that your children...
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John
I would most like to see "Otter Loves Easter!"...! Thank you for asking!
Saturday, 15 April 2017 22:29
Penny Olson
I like the sound of all of them, but especially How to Be a Bigger Bunny.
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 23:48
Rita Melton
Most looking forward to Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny.
Thursday, 04 May 2017 01:37
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Rootless Blog Tour: Review and International Giveaway!

Rootless Blog Tour: Review and International Giveaway!
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For Day 4 of the ROOTLESS Blog Tour, I give you my review of ROOTLESS: I didn't know what to expect when I first cracked open ROOTLESS. I knew a few things about the book - that it was about a young nomad, Banyan, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world where...
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Natalie Aguirre
Sounds like a great book. So excited to be a part of Chris' blog tour.
Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:51
Lauren Giova Dixon
Sounds like my kind of crazy too!
Friday, 02 November 2012 11:42
Lauren Giova Dixon
Chris, are you a big fan of post-apocalyptic books? If so, which one is your favorite?
Friday, 02 November 2012 11:44
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YABC Celebrates Star Wars Reads Day

YABC Celebrates Star Wars Reads Day

  Happy Star Wars Reads Day, YABCers!  As a special treat, we have a guest reviewer here today to tell you about  STAR WARS: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure , coming to a universe near you on October 16th from Scholastic.  When I received this book at the YABC Office, I knew...
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