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Author Chat with Melinda Salisbury (Hold Back The Tide), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Melinda Salisbury author of Hold Back The Tide. Read on for more about Melinda and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Melinda Salisbury ! Melinda Salisbury was born in the 1980s in a landlocked city, before escaping to live by the...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great!
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 12:02
Dianna G.
I love this book cover. That little splash of red (blood?) on the bottom of the title made me give a double-take.
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 19:31
Katelyn Burns
The cover is so cool and I love the contrast between the red and purple/blue colors. I'm super excited to read this one! That syno... Read More
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 23:42
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Author Chat with Jennifer Donnelly (Poisoned) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jennifer Donnelly author of Poisoned. Read on for more about Jennifer and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Jennifer Donnelly !            Jennifer Donnelly is the author of A Northern Light , which was awarded a Printz...
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Zachary Snyder
Book sounds fun, look forward to reading.
Thursday, 15 October 2020 13:08
Andrea Cerda
This look like a really good book, ill love to read it ! and the cover OMG! love it
Friday, 16 October 2020 16:36
Gabby Roberts
The cover is very fitting. I adore fairy tale retellings, so this is just great!
Saturday, 17 October 2020 22:35
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Author Chat with Wai Chim (The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Wai Chim author of The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling. Read on for more about Wai and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Wai Chim !          Wai Chim is a first-generation Chinese-American from New York City....
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks good! The cover art is funny!
Monday, 12 October 2020 11:46
Brittany
Now I'm majorly craving dumplings! Added to my list, sounds good!
Tuesday, 13 October 2020 08:51
Alex Colpitts
adorable cover
Thursday, 15 October 2020 22:13
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Author Chat with Stephan Lee (K-Pop Confidential) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Stephan Lee author of K-Pop Confidential. Read on for more about Stephan and his book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Stephan Lee !     Stephan is a YA enthusiast, ardent K-pop fan, and journalist. He currently works as Senior Editor at Bustle after...
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Lauren
What a fun-sounding read that dives into both the reality and fan-fantasy of the K-Pop world. The cover looks great, just like a r... Read More
Friday, 25 September 2020 13:08
Andrea Cerda
This sound like a fun read! and also love the cover!
Friday, 25 September 2020 16:19
Candice Gigous
The cover is fun and colorful. The synopsis is very interesting. Sounds like an entertaining read.
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 13:38
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Giveaway: The Night Of Your Life (Lydia Sharp) ~ (US Only)

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The Night Of Your Life (US Only) by: Lydia Sharp Release Date: March 3rd, 2020 Publisher: Scholastic     About the Book: JJ is having the worst prom ever... over and over again. All year, JJ’s been looking forward to going to prom with his best friend, Lucy. It will be...
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Lauren
What a fun play on a classic trope: Given the to redo a day over and over again until it works out, only the day turns out to be p... Read More
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 13:41
Colleen Burns
I'm in love with this cover!
Saturday, 14 March 2020 17:08
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is perfect for this fun book. I have to read this book soon as Groundhog's Day is one of my favorite movies.
Sunday, 29 March 2020 17:45
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5th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza - Day 1

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Welcome to YABC's Fifth 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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Debra Branigan
What a great selection of Christmas books. I would love to read Twas the Night Before Christmas and the I Spy book.
Monday, 02 December 2019 19:36
John
I think "Diary Of a Pug" looks and sounds like an especially incisive inquiry into the life of a pug!
Monday, 02 December 2019 22:07
Nancy Hernandez
teeny tiny santa looks super cute.
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 02:46
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Jennifer Donnelly (Stepsister), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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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 Jennifer Donnelly , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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John
This poor ugly stepsister! She sounds interestingly gross!
Monday, 13 May 2019 21:52
Emily
Awww i love books like this! and jennifer donnelly is a great writer!
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:32
Julie
The cover is super cool, and the synopsis sounds great!
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 02:57
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Author Chat with Tod Olson (Lost In The Antarctic), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Tod Olson author of Lost In The Antarctic .  Read on for more about Tod and his book, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet  Tod Olson ! Tod Olson is the author of the historical fiction series How to Get...
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Dianna G.
This is a new series for me. My son loves the I Survived series, and this reminds me of it. I will have to get copies of this fo... Read More
Thursday, 17 January 2019 21:12
Jana Leah
I'm intrigued that it includes photos.
Saturday, 19 January 2019 22:56
Alyssa Annico
These look amazing! The Shackleton story is fascinating
Monday, 21 January 2019 06:49
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Author Chat with Katrin van Dam (Come November), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Katrin van Dam, author of  Come November ! Read on for more about Katrin and her book plus an giveaway!           Meet  Katrin! Growing up, Katrin van Dam lived for singing, dancing, acting and generally showing off. She majored in Theater...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is attractive and the synopsis is interesting. Good luck with the novel.
Saturday, 10 November 2018 21:19
Kara S
This story sounds amazing -- a pageturner with weighty issues. I appreciate the author's ambition. The cover is very appealing, ... Read More
Monday, 19 November 2018 17:46
Dianna G.
I've been reading some memoirs about scientology. Come November reminds me of that -- stories like this are so interesting. The ... Read More
Thursday, 22 November 2018 22:13
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Featured Review: The Lines We Cross (Randa Abdel-Fattah)

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About This Book: Michael likes to hang out with his friends and play with the latest graphic design software. His parents drag him to rallies held by their anti-immigrant group, which rails against the tide of refugees flooding the country. And it all makes sense to Michael. Until Mina, a beautiful...
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