The Official YABC Blog

All things news, updates, giveaways, and other goodies on Young Adult (and Kids!) Books Central.

Spotlight on Wizard For Hire: Magic Required (Obert Skye), Plus Guest Post!

49733367._SX318_SY475_




  Today we're excited to spotlight Wizard For Hire (Obert Skye).  Read on for more about Obert, plus a guest post!         Meet Obert Skye !          Obert Skye is not who you think he is -- unless you think he's a best-selling author of...
Continue reading
  246 Hits
  0 Comment

Spotlight on Rover Throws A Party (Kristin L Gray), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

51231848._SX318_SY475_



Today we're excited to spotlight Rover Throws A Party  by Kristin Gray.  Read on for more about Jillian and her book, plus an giveaway!            Meet Kristin Gray ! Kristin L. Gray writes books (funny, not sad) from her home in northwest Arkansas. Her debut novel, Vilonia...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Zachary Snyder
This book sounds great! Love the art style of the cover and the subject matter! Can't wait to get a copy for my twins who are inte... Read More
Thursday, 20 February 2020 11:43
Alex Colpitts
The art on this is adorable!!
Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:55
Debra Branigan
The covertart is cute and the premise seems like a delightful read. My grandson is into space and planets. I'm sure he would enjoy... Read More
Monday, 02 March 2020 17:24
  477 Hits
  6 Comments

Author Chat with Joy Jones (Fearless Public Speaking), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

42293702._SY475_



  Today we're excited to chat with Joy Jones author of Fearless Public Speaking.  Read on for more about Rena her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Joy Jones ! Performance poetry, training workshops, storytelling, classroom teaching - Joy Jones has addressed countless audiences. She is the director...
Continue reading
  873 Hits
  0 Comment

Spotlight on Stormrise (Jillian Boehme), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

43263815._SY475_



Today we're excited to spotlight Stormrise by Jillian Boehme.  Read on for more about Jillian and her book, plus an giveaway!            Meet Jillian Boehme ! JILLIAN BOEHME is known to the online writing community as Authoress, hostess of Miss Snark’s First Victim, a blog for aspiring...
Continue reading
Recent comment in this post
Lily M.
Loving this cover ???
Saturday, 24 August 2019 16:29
  1133 Hits
  1 Comment

Author Of The Week: Spotlight on Julie Kagawa (Soul Of The Sword)!

b2ap3_large_unnamed-1



Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be spotlighting a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release!         Introducing Julie Kagawa , YABC's Author of the Week!! Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey,...
Continue reading
  561 Hits
  0 Comment

Author Chat with Elise Primavera (Marigold Star)! ~ (US Only)

7036105



  Today we're excited to chat with Elise Primavera author of Marigold Star.  Read on for more about Elise plus an interview!         Meet Elise Primavera ! Elise Primavera has been writing and illustrating books for children for over twenty-five years. Her illustrations for RAISING DRAGONS by Jerdine...
Continue reading
Recent comment in this post
Acacia hary
Chat with the author with Elise Primavera is quite interesting and interesting. I love reading the author's share, the topic is ve... Read More
Saturday, 22 June 2019 03:40
  1123 Hits
  1 Comment

Author Chat with Kathy Kimbray (A Shifting Of Stars), Plus Giveaway! ~ (INT)

44303513



  Today we're excited to chat with Kathy Kimbray author of A Shifting Of Stars.  Read on for more about Kathy, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Kathy Kimbray ! Kathy Kimbray is a YA author from Australia.​ After graduating from the University of Technology, Sydney,...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover and I absolutely love what this book is about. Can't wait to read it!!
Saturday, 01 June 2019 15:13
Jessica Chillcott
Sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read this book
Monday, 03 June 2019 09:35
Irma Jurejevčič
I am in love with this cover and the synopsis sounds so good that I've already 1-clicked this book. I'm so excited to read it. *fi... Read More
Saturday, 08 June 2019 05:14
  1248 Hits
  8 Comments

Author Chat with Bethany Wicker (The Genie Dagger), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

44416826



  Today we're excited to chat with Bethany Wicker author of The Genie Dagger.  Read on for more about Bethany, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Bethany Wicker ! Bethany Wicker lives in Louisiana and is a mother, wife, avid reader, and coffee lover. She has a...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Kylie
I am not only looking forward to this book, but your future Beauty and the Beast retelling!
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:25
Mary Carney
It's a beautiful cover. I'm looking forward to reading this one.
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 16:35
Penny Olson
The cover is bright and exciting. The story sounds like a fun adventure.
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:47
  1059 Hits
  5 Comments

Author Chat with Julien Jamar (The Fontre), Plus Giveaway!

fontre



  Today we're excited to chat with Julien Jamar author of The Fontre.  Read on for more about Julien, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Julien Jamar ! Julien was born in 1980 and spent the first few years of her life traveling through America with her...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Julie Holden
Love the sunset look on the cover & definitely want to read it!
Friday, 01 March 2019 09:57
Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover and the synopsis sounds exciting!
Monday, 11 March 2019 14:56
Debra Branigan
The cover is quite atmospheric and the synopsis sounds intriguing. Congratulations on the book.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:33
  887 Hits
  3 Comments

Spotlight on The End Of The World & Beyond (AVI), Plus Excerpt!

Avi_EndofWorld_hc_jkt_HR
Avi


Today we're excited to spotlight The End Of The World & Beyond  by AVI.  Read on for more about AVI plus an excerpt!           Meet AVI ! Avi is the author of many books for young readers including  Catch You Later, Traitor,  the Newbery Medal novel Crispin:...
Continue reading
  940 Hits
  0 Comment

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

My Love is All Around
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Mommy Bear shows Baby Bear how love is all around...
I'm not a Mouse!
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Olivia really doesn't like her nickname - mostly because it...
My Panda Sweater
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The other kids may laugh, but I always feel safe...
One Day on our Blue Planet... In the Outback
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
From breakfast to dinner, dusk to dawn, children will love...
Mrs Bibi's Elephant
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A heartwarming story with a message as big as an...
The State of Us
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
"Dre and Dean have got my vote!"—Adib Khorram, award-winning...
My Calamity Jane
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Welcome to 1876 America, a place bursting with gunslingers,...
Little Creeping Things
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
A compulsively readable debut with a narrator you just...
Fae's Deception (Queens of the Fae Book 1)
 
5.0 (2)
 
0.0 (0)
Brea Robinson is a murderer. That’s what everyone tells...
The Forgotten World (The World Apart Series Book 3)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Clark thought he knew what grief was. Addie thought...
Artemis Fowl: Guide to the World of Fairies
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
This beautifully illustrated novel is a compendium of Artemis Fowl's...
The Court of Miracles (Court of Miracles, #1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning...
Personalized Notebook Doodles Adorable Pets Coloring Book
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
From hamsters and hermit crabs to cats and canaries, you'll...
The Last Summer
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
For the first eleven years of their lives, neighbors Lila...
The Falling in Love Montage
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Two girls embark on a summer of montage-worthy dates (with...
Super Puzzletastic Mysteries: Short Stories for Young Sleuths from Mystery Writers of America
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Bestselling author Chris Grabenstein and the Mystery Writers of America...

Latest Member Reviews

A Dreadful Dream
 
4.0
"13 is a hard age. Josh experiences so much change in his early teens, he's barely making it. I like..."
Escaping to Freedom
 
5.0
"The story keeps you guessing what'll happen next. The main character is an average 16 year-old. Her world is thrown..."
My Love is All Around
 
4.5
"MY LOVE IS ALL AROUND is a sweet book about love between parent and child and the many ways in..."
I'm not a Mouse!
 
4.0
"I'M NOT A MOUSE! is a cute picture book about nicknames. Olivia's mother always calls her mouse, and she doesn't..."
My Panda Sweater
 
5.0
"MY PANDA SWEATER is a lovely book about the way that clothes can affect us. A young girl loves her..."
One Day on our Blue Planet... In the Outback
 
4.0
"ONE DAY ON OUR BLUE PLANET... IN THE OUTBACK is a picture book that follows a red kangaroo joey through..."
Mrs Bibi's Elephant
 
5.0
"MRS BIBI'S ELEPHANT is a sweet story about the special place we have in our hearts for our pets. Mrs...."
Outlawed
 
4.5
"The story: When her father forces her to travel back in time to correct the mistake he made, Maryanne..."
Artemis Fowl: Guide to the World of Fairies
 
4.0
""Written" by dwarf Nord Diggums with contributions from experts in the field of magical creatures such as Professor Ivana Therey..."
Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe
 
5.0
"What worked: Haunting, tragic tale of the life of Marilyn Monroe, told in verse which gives a powerful punch to..."
Personalized Notebook Doodles Adorable Pets Coloring Book
 
5.0
"ADORABLE PETS is full of quotes and pictures about animals. As the title suggests, the pictures are so cute and..."
The Falling in Love Montage
 
5.0
"THE FALLING IN LOVE MONTAGE is a beautiful YA contemporary romance that follows Saoirse (Seer-sha). Saoirse speaks to the reader..."