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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Akemi Dawn Bowman (The Infinity Courts), Plus Giveaway! ~ (INT)

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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 Akemi Dawn Bowman , YABC's Author of...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading!
Monday, 05 April 2021 11:58
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! Can't wait to read this one!
Sunday, 11 April 2021 08:05
Kiara T.
The cover is beautiful and the book sounds really interesting!
Tuesday, 13 April 2021 12:58
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Spotlight on Zero Repeat Forever (G.S. Prendergast), Guest Post, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Can Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Zero Repeat Forever  by G.S. Prendergast.  Read on for more about G.S. Prendergast and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet G.S. Prendergast !   G.S. Prendergast is the author of the award-winning and multi-nominated young adult novels in verse, Audacious...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading.
Thursday, 05 November 2020 11:59
Autumn
I have been wanting to read this for awhile.
Thursday, 05 November 2020 21:43
Andrea Cerda
This looks amazing cant wait to read it, love the cover
Thursday, 12 November 2020 16:21
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Spotlight on The Amelia Six (Kristin L Gray), Guest Post, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Amelia Six  by Kristin L Gray .  Read on for more about Kristin and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Kristin Gray !   Kristin L. Gray is  the  author of  Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge  (which  Publishers Weekly  called...
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Victoria Scott
I love the cover! Sounds like an awesome addition to anyone's library!
Sunday, 28 June 2020 18:36
Liz
i can't wait to give this book to my niece!
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 03:44
Jessica Robayo
The cover is so cute! This seems like a great story.
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 11:59
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Author Chat with Kathryn Ormsbee (The Sullivan Sisters), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Kathryn Ormsbee author of The Sullivan Sisters. Read on for more about Kathryn and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Kathryn Ormsbee !       Kathryn Ormsbee grew up with a secret garden in her backyard and a spaceship in her basement. She...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks interesting, look forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 11:42
Abigail Lowry
This book has such a beautiful cover; can’t wait to read!
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 11:13
Alivia Hartz
I think this cover is so pretty!!! I love it!
Monday, 29 June 2020 17:20
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Giveaway: MASTERS OF MISCHIEF (The Misadventures of Max Crumbly #3) Prize Pack ~U.S. Only

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Simon & Schuster is partnering with YA Books Central for this giveaway!   Masters of Mischief (The Misadventures of Max Crumbly #3) Prize Pack ~US Only by: Rachel Ren ée Russell Release Date: June 4, 2019 Publisher: Simon & Schuster   About the Book: Max Crumbly is BACK! From #1 New...
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Dianna G.
This series would be a big hit with my students! My superpower is getting kids to read books. ... Read More
Friday, 07 June 2019 23:02
Natalie
My hero has always been my mom because she is an incredibly strong, loving and loyal woman! She is also a cancer survivor and mara... Read More
Sunday, 09 June 2019 15:53
Victoria Scott
My sister is my hero! She balances motherhood like a boss!
Thursday, 13 June 2019 13:01
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Author Chat with James Riley (The Revenge Of Magic), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with James Riley author of The Revenge Of Magic.  Read on for more about James, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet James Riley !   JAMES RILEY lives in Virginia. He is the author of Half Upon a Time, Twice Upon a Time, and Once...
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Giveaway: CHARLIE HERNANDEZ AND THE LEAGUE OF SHADOWS (US Only)

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Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows (US Only) by: Ryan Calejo Release Date: October 23, 2018 Publisher: Aladdin (Simon & Schuster)   About the Book: Charlie Hernández has always been proud of his Latin American heritage. He loves the culture, the art, and especially the myths. Thanks to his abuela...
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John
That cover is something else! I like the mythology and fantasy in this--I'll have to look it up!
Friday, 07 December 2018 20:36
Debra Branigan
Wow, this is so exciting! I love the idea of this book and its use of Latin American mythology. The cover is amazing and will attr... Read More
Saturday, 08 December 2018 18:53
Cynthia M. Parkhill
I'm a big fan of mythology-based adventure, and, as a cyclist, I love that cover art depicts people on bicycles. I'm really lookin... Read More
Sunday, 09 December 2018 13:40
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Giveaway: Little Simon Board Books Prize Pack (US Only)

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Little Simon sent us these books to check out, and they're partnering with us for a giveaway!   Little Simon: A division of Simon & Schuster Board books recommended for ages 2-5 About Little Simon Board Books: Little Simon board books make the perfect gift for all of the young readers...
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Debra Branigan
These are cute and I still have a board book reader in the family. I am particularly interested in Hello Knights! by Joan Holub, D... Read More
Sunday, 14 October 2018 18:47
Victoria Scott
This collection is super cute!
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 15:49
Marisa Fort
So cute! My son would love these!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 19:40
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Author Chat with Whitney Gardner (Fake Blood), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Whitney Gardner , author of Fake Blood.     Read on for more about Whitney and her book, an interview, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Whitney Gardner! Whitney Gardner is an author, illustrator, and coffee addict. Originally from New York, she studied...
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Renee Moore
My son would love this!
Thursday, 06 September 2018 13:41
John
"What do you think about the cover and the synopsis?" Good ligne claire cover! Sounds like a great graphic novel!
Saturday, 08 September 2018 16:32
Marisa Fort
The cover is amazing and the synopsis sounds awesome!
Monday, 10 September 2018 19:26
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Giveaway: EMERGENCY CONTACT (US Only)

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Simon Teen is partnering with YA Books Central for this Giveaway!   Emergency Contact (US Only) by: Mary H.K. Choi Release Date: March 27, 2018 Publisher: Simon & Schuster About the Book: “Smart and funny, with characters so real and vulnerable, you want to send them care packages. I loved this...
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Kara S
The cover strikes me as quite unique, and the plot excites my interest. Thanks!
Thursday, 22 March 2018 15:57
KM
This sounds so intriguing. I hope to read it!
Thursday, 22 March 2018 16:56
John
The cover is very original and I liked learning about the book!
Saturday, 24 March 2018 22:28
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