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NK-YA Fest

NK-YA Fest
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    This is your chance to meet 23 awesome Young Adult authors at a brand new book fest! The libraries of Northern Kentucky have partnered together to bring you NK-YA Fest!       NK-YA Fest is the first annual Young Adult bookfest to be held in Northern Kentucky. The...
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Meet the New Griffin Teen!

Meet the New Griffin Teen!
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  Contributed by the Griffin Teen Team!   The new school year means a whole new wardrobe.  Not wanting to be left out of the fun,  Griffin Teen  got a brand new look! Newly updated, we now have a beautiful website featuring some of our favorite and up-and-coming titles and a...
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Books Aren't Dangerous Campaign

Books Aren't Dangerous Campaign
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  Do you remember that book that changed your life as a reader, or maybe just your life in general? You do? That’s great!        Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, authors of the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES series, have started a campaign called BOOKS AREN’T DANGEROUS . For every picture of...
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Finding Junie Kim
 
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Sister of the Bollywood Bride
 
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Nosotros Means Us: Un cuento bilingüe
 
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Awakened Are the Starry-Eyed
 
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A Brutal Justice
 
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A Tale of Ashes
 
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The Captain's Daughters
 
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The Hollow Inside
 
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Truth or Dare
 
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Welcome to Summervale… One of the USA’s top vacation...
Around Curiosity's Edge: Hidden Meridians
 
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Spells Trouble (Sisters of Salem, #1)
 
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10 Truths and a Dare
 
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The Promised Prince
 
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Indivisible
 
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The Other Side of Perfect
 
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Finding Junie Kim
 
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"Junie Kim faces racist comments from a school bully at her middle school. Along with that her school is vandalized..."
 
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"WHAT I LOVED: Claire is a rich Chinese girl living the high life in Shanghai with both her parents even..."
Sister of the Bollywood Bride
 
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"SISTER OF THE BOLLYWOOD BRIDE is an engaging YA contemporary read about sisterhood, family, and community with a dash of..."
Nosotros Means Us: Un cuento bilingüe
 
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"NOSOTROS MEANS US is a beautiful bilingual picture book about the enduring and unconditional love between mother and child. The..."
On the Way to Birdland
 
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"Reviewed By Vincent Dublado for Readers’ Favorite A touching coming of age novel by Frank Morelli, On..."
The Hollow Inside
 
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"THE HOLLOW INSIDE is a shocking and riveting YA thriller. Phoenix and her mother Nina have been living out of..."
The Promised Prince
 
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"Hello viewers, I am Eva Joe, from the USA, i want to use this opportunity to thank Dr. DAVID ..."
Spells Trouble (Sisters of Salem, #1)
 
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"SPELLS TROUBLE is a thrilling YA fantasy that takes the reader from Salem during the witch trials to the midwest..."
Secondhand Dogs
 
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"Gus is the pack leader at Miss Lottie's house, and has kept the peace well with excitable Roo, loyal and..."
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Road Trip
 
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"HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES: THE ROAD TRIP is a fun book that compliments the show by diving..."
The Promised Prince
 
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"When Renna goes swimming in a pond, she never expects to meet a boy named Trev in the most unladylike..."
I'll Meet You in Your Dreams
 
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"I'LL MEET YOU IN YOUR DREAMS is a gorgeously illustrated picture book about parental love that spans space and time...."
Colors of Habitats
 
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"COLORS OF HABITATS is a beautifully illustrated oversized book of inspiration for artists. The book walks through different habitats from..."
10 Truths and a Dare
 
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"10 TRUTHS AND A DARE is a book about family and owning up to your mistakes. Olivia is about to..."
The Beautiful Ones
 
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A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin #1)
 
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Yes No Maybe So
 
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"I should start by saying I don't normally read books involving politics because I read to escape real life. That..."
I Am the Shark
 
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"I AM THE SHARK is a fun and educational picture book about self-confidence. A great white shark is introducing the..."
The Bachmann Family Secret
 
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"This book had some good ideas, especially a young man coming to terms with his sexuality, but it felt somewhat..."
Made in Korea
 
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"MADE IN KOREA is a sweet romantic-comedy about competition, family, and reaching for your dreams. Valerie runs a very successful..."