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Middle Grade Review: Ronan Boyle Into the Strangeplace (Ronan Boyle #3) (John Hendrix)

About This Book: Ronan Boyle may be the youngest detective of the secret Garda, but now that he’s saved the captain from a spooky cult, he’s also the only detective that has the head of an old Irish god in his vastsack! But his adventures are far from over. His parents...
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Featured Review: Ashes of Gold (J. Elle)

About This Book: In the heart-pounding conclusion to the Wings of Ebony duology, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicole Yoon calls “bold, inventive, big-hearted and deeply perceptive,” Rue makes her final stand to reclaim her people’s stolen magic. Rue has no memory of how she ended up locked in...
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Author Chat with Leslie Vedder (The Bone Spindle)!


Today we are chatting with Leslie Vedder, author of The Bone Spindle ! Read on for more about Leslie and her book!         Meet Leslie Vedder !        Leslie Vedder (she/her) is a queer ace author who subsists primarily on coffee and cat snuggles! She grew...
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Author Chat with Sophie Burrows (Crushing), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)


Today we are chatting with Sophie Burrows, author of Crushing ! Read on for more about Sophie, her book, plus a giveaway!         Meet Sophie Burrows !        Sophie Burrows an illustrator and author based in London. She earned her MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art,...
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Kelly McCreery
I am so intrigued by a story that is told with just pictures and no words. I love that it’s the power of the art that tells the st... Read More
Wednesday, 12 January 2022 10:04
Jaiden Miller
I have never read a book that is just pictures before, and now I really want to! Also, the cover-art game is on-point!
Thursday, 13 January 2022 19:58
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Giveaway: Riley's Ghost (John David Anderson) ~ US Only


Riley's Ghost Author: John David Anderson Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books  Publish Date: January 11th, 2022           Meet Riley's Ghost ! From John David Anderson, acclaimed author of  Posted , comes a  ghost  story pulled from the darkest shadows of middle school. Riley  Flynn is alone.  It feels...
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Debra Branigan
I think the cover is perfect. The storyline sounds good.
Tuesday, 11 January 2022 19:21
Kelly McCreery
This books so good- I love the cover art, it gives a bit of a haunting quality that makes me want to find out more! Can’t wait to ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 January 2022 10:01
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What's New in YA? The Week of January 11, 2022

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What's New in YA? The Week of January 11, 2022     Crushing ( Sophie Burrows)   Publisher: ‎  Algonquin Young Readers (January 11, 2022) Reading age: ‎  16 years and up Grade level: ‎ 9-11 She’s lonely and searching for connection. He’s lonely and afraid to reach out. Life in...
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Kids Review: Sing with Me / Canta Conmigo: Six Classic Songs in English and Spanish (Spanish and English Edition) (José-Luis Orozco)

About This Book: Sing and read along to these six favorite preschool songs, in English and in Spanish, from beloved and bestselling recording artist, José-Luis Orozco! Come along and sing with me! Sing along to your child's favorite songs, from "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" to "The Wheels on the Bus," in...
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Middle Grade Review: A Kind of Spark (Elle McNicoll)

About This Book: Perfect for readers of Song for a Whale and Counting by 7s, a neurodivergent girl campaigns for a memorial when she learns that her small Scottish town used to burn witches simply because they were different. "A must-read for students and adults alike." -School Library Journal, Starred Review...
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Featured Review: Nightrender (Jodi Meadows)

About This Book: Kingdoms will fall, gods will die, and hearts will be broken in this sprawling new fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jodi Meadows. In the middle of nothingness is the Island of Salvation. Reality bends easily here. Villages disappear. Forests burn forever. Pockets of inconsistent time are...
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Indie Superstars with the Author of She Awakens + GIVEAWAY (International)

She Awakens by [Caitlin Denman]
She Rises (She Awakens Book 2) by [Caitlin Denman]
Welcome to YA Books Central's "Indie Superstars" column. This monthly event will spotlight the best and brightest of the indie community. You don’t want to miss out on these  talented authors!   This week we’re interviewing  Caitlin Denman , Author of She Awakens. Caitlin Haines: Can you tell us a little...
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Jamie Lynn Bass
I think the covers are lovely, and the synopsis is most intriguing!
Wednesday, 12 January 2022 10:01
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