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Middle Grade Review: Playing the Cards You're Dealt (Varian Johnson)

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About This Book:   Ten-year-old Anthony Joplin has made it to double digits! Which means he's finally old enough to play in the spades tournament every Joplin Man before him seems to have won. So while Ant's friends are stressing about fifth grade homework and girls, Ant only has one thing...
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Featured Review: The Hollow Heart (Marie Rutkoski)

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About This Book: Intrigue, romance, and magic abound in The Hollow Heart, the heart-stopping conclusion to Marie Rutkoski’s Forgotten Gods duology. At the end of The Midnight Lie, Nirrim offered up her heart to the god of thieves in order to restore her people’s memories of their city’s history. The Half...
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Movie Trailer Reveal for Birds Of Paradise + Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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YABC is excited to share the movie trailer reveal for Birds of Paradise !   Keep reading to learn more about the Birds of Paradise movie   that is based on the phenomenal best-selling book, Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small !         In 2019, renowned writer and former...
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Rockstar Book Tours: Excerpt & Giveaway ~ The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne (Jonathan Stroud) ~ (US Only)

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YABC is thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE OUTLAWS SCARLETT AND BROWNE by Jonathan Stroud Blog Tour hosted by  Rockstar Book Tours . Check out our post and make sure to enter the giveaway! About the Book: Title:  THE OUTLAWS SCARLETT AND BROWNE (The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne,...
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Chiara Jucha
I think my students would love this!
Monday, 04 October 2021 09:50
Kelly McCreery
This book sounds right up my alley! I can't wait to check it out!
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 11:58
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Rockstar Book Tours: Excerpt & Giveaway ~ Daughter Of The Deep (Rick Riordan) ~ (US Only)

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YABC is  thrilled to be hosting a spot on the DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP by Rick Riordan Blog Tour hosted by  Rockstar Book Tours . Check out our post and make sure to enter the giveaway! About The Book: Title:  DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP   Author:  Rick Riordan Pub. Date:  ...
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Chiara Jucha
I think my students will love this!
Monday, 04 October 2021 09:49
Kelly McCreery
Rick Riordan is such a fantastic author to listen to! He is so engaging and you can tell he loves his audience and what he writes.... Read More
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 11:30
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Kids Review: Reach for the Stars (Together Time Books) (Carolina Búzio)

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About This Book: Discover Together Time Books: interactive, adorable cloth books for little ones that celebrate the joy of reading and time spent together! Includes crinkle pages, rubber teether, soft silky ribbon, felt, and even a velcro strap for strollers and high chairs! Reach for the stars, So high above. You're...
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Middle Grade Review: Cold-Blooded Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle #3) (Elizabeth C. Bunce)

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About This Book: Myrtle Hardcastle—twelve-year-old Young Lady of Quality and Victorian amateur detective—is back on the case, solving a string of bizarre murders in her hometown of Swinburne. When the proprietor of Leighton’s Mercantile is found dead on the morning his annual Christmas shop display is to be unveiled, it’s clear...
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Featured Review: The Buried (Melissa Grey)

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About This Book: A heart-pounding, claustrophobic new story from Melissa Grey, the author of RATED. Ten years ago, disaster struck the remote town of Indigo Falls. A horrific event drove the residents underground, into shelters that keep them safe from the danger on the surface. No one speaks about what happened...
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Check out this Exclusive Excerpt from Frankie & Bug by Gayle Forman!

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Today we're spotlighting   Frankie & Bug  by Gayle Forman! Read on for more about Gayle and an exclusive excerpt from Frankie & Bug!         Meet Gayle Forman ! Gayle Forman is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and Elle in the US....
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Author Chat with Rebecca Elliott (Pretty Rude for a Girl), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we are chatting with Rebecca Elliott, author of Pretty Rude for a Girl ! Read on for more about Rebecca, her book, and a giveaway!           Meet Rebecca Elliott ! Rebecca Elliott is an author and illustrator. She earned a degree in philosophy and once did...
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