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YABC WINS Best Book Blog in the Eighth Annual UTOPiA Awards!!

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It’s time to announce the winners in the Eighth Annual UTOPiA Awards. But first I have to say a huge thank you to the members of the UTOPiAcon Academy, which is almost 1,000-members strong, who nominated their peers and associates this year. We had the highest number of nominations ever received....
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Young Adult Books Central Named One of the Best Young Adult Book Blogs on the Web!

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Today we are excited to share the news that YABC has been named the 2nd best Young Adult Book Blog on the web, coming in just behind Epic Reads! We know without the amazing stories authors share with the world we wouldn't be able to do what we do. But most...
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Dianna G.
BIG congrats -- well deserved award!
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YABC January 2016 Book Haul

YABC January 2016 Book Haul

This month the YABC offices were left under stacks and stacks of books thanks to all of the amazing publishers. Here is the haul.     See any books that you can't wait to read? 
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YABC Book Haul - December 2105

YABC Book Haul - December 2105

Happy Holidays from the YABC staff! Here is an epic book haul for you! See anything you want on your wish list?   
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YABC August Book Haul

YABC August Book Haul

It's here! It's Here! The August Book Haul is finally here! Enjoy this mountain of wordy-filled goodness.  Yay for books!
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YABC Book Haul - July 2015

YABC Book Haul - July 2015

Hey, YABCers! This month we celebrate the birth of the chosen one, Harry Potter. And we celebrate the only way we know how...with a book haul! Enjoy the awesomeness. Happy birthday, Harry. 
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On the Come Up
 
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"ON THE COME UP is a fantastic new YA contemporary that handles big issues like racism and sexism. The characters..."
Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle, #1)
 
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"FIREBORNE is a new YA fantasy that follows two teens, Lee and Anna (Antigone) in alternating points-of-view. Lee and Anna..."
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel
 
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Into the Crooked Place (Into the Crooked Place, #1)
 
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"INTO THE CROOKED PLACE is an engaging YA fantasy that follows five characters on a quest of aligned goals- even..."
To Kill a Kingdom
 
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A Warm Friendship
 
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Winter's Captive
 
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The Rift
 
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The Fractured Empire
 
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Abraham Lincoln: The Making of America #3
 
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The Beautiful (The Beautiful, #1)
 
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Hilda and the Mountain King (Hilda, #6)
 
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"HILDA AND THE MOUNTAIN KING is an engaging and thrilling children's fantasy adventure. This graphic novel tells the story of..."
 
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Glow of the Fireflies
 
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Good Night, Santa: A Magical Christmas Story
 
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Jolly Jingly Christmas: The Best Christmas Book Ever!
 
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Dear Sweet Pea
 
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I Can Make This Promise
 
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Peppa Pig Festival of Mud
 
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Everybody Says Meow
 
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