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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Spring 2020 Plus GIVEAWAY!! ~ Round 2 ~ (US Only)

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Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!         From Stonewall and Lambda Award-winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in...
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Susan Light
I want to read This Princess Will Save You
Sunday, 07 June 2020 16:40
Shoshana
The Mermaid, The Witch, and The Sea looks great!
Monday, 08 June 2020 15:20
Jamie Snyder
Another great book list. I am adding so many books to my TBR! Very excited to read Felix Ever After, Stay Gold, Kissing Lessons, T... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 21:37
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2018! (Children's Edition) ~ (Round Two) ~ (US/Canada Only)

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  Check out more frightfully entertaining children's stories below, enter the giveaway, and don't forgot to check out all of the other posts this week and enter those giveaways for more chances at spooktacularly creepy reads!               SO. MANY. BOOKS. Are you ready to enter...
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Sandy
I'm excited to read The Deepdark! I'm also excited that it is a series. Really liked the City of Ghosts too, as I have read that ... Read More
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 10:54
Debra Branigan
I love the Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg and, of course, the rest of his books. I am excited about is The Curse of the Werew... Read More
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 15:55
Daniela
CITY OF GHOST!! HUGE SCHWAB FAN )
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 13:38
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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Summer 2018 (Round Two) Plus GIVEAWAY!!

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Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!         How do you deal with a hole in your life? Do you grieve? Do you drink? Do you make out with your best friend? Do...
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Tiffany Engler
I'm so excited for Little Do We Know!
Monday, 04 June 2018 19:25
John
"Onyx & Ivory" sounds very exciting!
Monday, 04 June 2018 22:27
Dianna G.
What a fantastic list of titles! There are several on this page that I have on my wishlist. Damselfly is new to me, though, and t... Read More
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 00:01
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Libby Loves Science
 
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The Hidden Rainbow
 
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The Places We Sleep
 
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Chasing Starlight
 
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Movies, mansions, and murder in the Golden Age of Hollywood!...
 
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Kamala and Maya's Big Idea
 
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Zora's Zucchini
 
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"ZORA'S ZUCCHINI is a delightful picture book that explores growing vegetables and sharing with neighbors. Zora is a little bored..."
Libby Loves Science
 
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"LIBBY LOVES SCIENCE is a cute picture book that brings a love of science to all the fun of ice..."
The Hidden Rainbow
 
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"THE HIDDEN RAINBOW is a delightful picture book that combines counting, colors, and nature in a beautiful exploration. Each page..."
The Places We Sleep
 
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"THE PLACES WE SLEEP is a moving middle grade historical that takes place around 9/11. The book is written entirely..."
Dating Makes Perfect
 
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"DATING MAKES PERFECT is a beautifully written YA contemporary romance that had me grinning from ear-to-ear. Winnie has two older..."
Chasing Starlight
 
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"WHAT I LOVED: We think of the glitz, glamorous mega-stars, and classic movies when we think of the Golden Age..."
Paola Santiago and the River of Tears
 
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"Paola “Pao” Santiago loves science and hanging out with her best friends, Emma and Dante. She doesn’t love how superstitious..."
Kamala and Maya's Big Idea
 
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"KAMALA AND MAYA'S BIG IDEA is a picture book based on a true story about pursuing your goals and doing..."
Harvey Holds His Own (The Harvey Stories, #2)
 
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"HARVEY HOLDS HIS OWN is a contemporary middle grade told from three perspectives: Maggie, Harvey, and Austin. Maggie is starting..."
The Night Country (The Hazel Wood #2)
 
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"Alice Proserpine thought she was mostly back to “normal” life after breaking from her story in the Hinterland, but when..."
Ghost Boys
 
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"Jewell Parker Rhodes writes electrifying middle grade stories that pack emotion into every sentence, and GHOST BOYS showcases that skill..."
Everything I Thought I Knew
 
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"What worked: Intriguing plot of Chloe, a seventeen-year-old super-achiever, who ends up collapsing during her senior year in high school..."
Sunshine in the Shadows: Book 2 of the Sunshine Series
 
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"This one is probably the least exciting out of the 3 books, but its lovely getting to know the characters..."
Sunshine Reigns: Book 3 of the Sunshine Series
 
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"This my favourite book of the 3-part series. Sunny comes into her own with a very satisfying ending."
The Adventurers Guild: Night of Dangers
 
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"THE ADVENTURERS GUILD: NIGHT OF DANGERS by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos is the culmination of a Middle Grade..."
And Then I Turned into a Mermaid (And Then I Turned into a Mermaid, #1)
 
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"AND THEN I TURNED INTO A MERMAID is a cute and funny middle grade fantasy that follows Molly. Molly is..."
After the Worst Thing Happens
 
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"AFTER THE WORST THING HAPPENS is a compelling middle grade about dealing with death and loss. Army Morand absolutely adores..."
Hans Christian Andersen: The Journey of His Life
 
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"Like most other people, I grew up devouring Hans Christian Andersen’s stories. His fairy tales are the first stories I..."
Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep: Baaad Hair Day
 
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"SHEEP DOG AND SHEEP SHEEP: BAAAD HAIR DAY is a comical picture book about haircuts. Sheep has lovely curls that..."
My Words
 
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"MY WORDS is a cute picture book about language and the power of words. Ava shows the reader how words..."