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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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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: The Pros Of Cons (Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar and Michelle Schusterman)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for     The Pros Of Cons   Read on for more about the authors, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!               Meet  Alison Cherry,  Lindsay Ribar, and Michelle Schusterman ! I grew up in Evanston, IL,...
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Author Of The Week: Peadar O' Guilin (The Invasion)

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! This week will be highlighting Peadar's O' Guilin's upcoming release!     Introducing  Peadar O' Guilin , YABC's Author of the Week!! Irish writer Peadar Ó Guilín is the author of the YA novel, The Call, inspired by the beautiful...
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Lily M.
I want to we what happens in this book ?
Monday, 26 March 2018 03:53
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Featured Review: The Witch Boy (Molly Ostertag)

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About This Book: In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted . . . and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it...
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Call (Peadar O' Guilin), Plus Playlist & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Peadar O' Guilin's Playlist as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Peadar and his novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the  Grand Prize !    ...
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John
The cover is eerie, and the story promises to be the same!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:11
Dianna G.
I love the cover. Very cool! The synopsis reminds me of Series of Unfortunate Events just a little bit.
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:12
Delaney
Omg that cover is so creepy cool! And this book sounds really creepy good haha.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:54
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