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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: LABYRINTH LOST by Zoraida Córdova + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: LABYRINTH LOST by Zoraida Córdova + Giveaway (US Only)



Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for LABYRINTH LOST by Zoraida Córdova , releasing September 6, 2016 from Sourcebooks Fire. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Zoraida: Dear Readers,    Thank you for stopping by the LABYRINTH LOST   cover reveal. This...
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Amber Dunigan
I've always been fascinated with the day of dead holiday, and I loved the beautiful creatures series. I bet this will be a great r... Read More
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 00:53
Kara S
The cover is dazzling; it captured my attention for sure! Thanks for this opportunity, Kara S
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 19:00
Gabrielle
Beautiful cover. Sounds like a great read.
Thursday, 17 March 2016 16:16
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Spotlight: The Skylighter by Becky Wallace, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight: The Skylighter by Becky Wallace, Plus Giveaway!





Today we're putting a spotlight on Becky Wallace's soon-to-be release novel, The Skylighter . Read on for more about Becky, her novels, a deleted scene from Book One:  The Storyspinner , and a giveaway!   Meet Becky Wallace! In second grade, Becky Wallace had to sit in the corner because she...
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Amber Dunigan
I love a good fantasy series, thank you for giving away both books.
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 01:00
Gabrielle
Sounds great. Can't wait to read them
Thursday, 17 March 2016 16:14
Zainab Jabak
So excited!! This series just provides a wonderful source of eagerness. I can't wait to read The Skylighter and find out what hap... Read More
Friday, 18 March 2016 01:31
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What's New in YA--March 15, 2016

What's New in YA--March 15, 2016






Are you wondering what's new in YA  today? Check out these wonderful  new  releases!     Seventeen-year-old Anouk has finally caught the break she’s been looking for—she’s been selected out of hundreds of other candidates to fly to France and help with the excavation of a vast, underground palace buried a...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE SCOURGE by Jennifer A. Nielsen, releasing August 30, 2016 from Scholastic. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Jennifer: When you hear a title like, “The Scourge,” I’m guessing your first thought probably isn’t, “I...
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Amber Dunigan
Enticing cover, sounds like an incredible story. Can't wait to read!
Monday, 14 March 2016 16:08
Zachary Flye
Gah! Just heard about this yesterday! I love the cover and can't wait to read the book! Jen's books never disappoint!
Monday, 14 March 2016 16:57
Kathleen Pasqualini
I love the cover. It's so pretty! I look forward to reading this. ... Read More
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 21:38
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Staying Power--Alison McGhee & Kathi Appelt's Favorite Middle Grade Reads, Plus Giveaway

Staying Power--Alison McGhee & Kathi Appelt's Favorite Middle Grade Reads, Plus Giveaway





Here are a few of my favorite midde grade books that, once read, have stayed with me. I carry them around in my heart.--Alison McGhee     The Watsons Go to Birmingham , by Christopher Paul Curtis. I wish this book had been around when I was a little girl. Curtis...
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Danielle Hammelef
I love this author's work! And the art is beautiful! I'm so excited that these award winning artists teamed together for us to cre... Read More
Sunday, 03 April 2016 20:13
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Author Chat with Chandler Baker, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Chandler Baker, Plus Giveaway!



YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book? Chandler Baker: Which character would present themselves as the main character for Book 2! When I went into drafting Teen Frankenstein , we knew High School Horror 2 would be a companion, picking up the thread of another character in the...
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Amber Dunigan
Can't wait to read, I love it when classics get re-imagined.
Thursday, 10 March 2016 14:04
Kara S
Ever since I was a child reading R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike, I've loved "high school horror." Chandler Baker's particular in... Read More
Saturday, 12 March 2016 04:31
Gabrielle
Sounds like a great read!
Thursday, 17 March 2016 16:01
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Myths to Adore--Top 5 with Gloria Craw, Plus Giveaway!

Myths to Adore--Top 5 with Gloria Craw, Plus Giveaway!









  The Atlantis Rising Series takes inspiration from the myth of Atlantis as Plato wrote it. He described the island as lush with vegetation, meadows, and streams. The original inhabitants lived simple lives. They were unique because of the equality in their economics, government, and justice. Seeing this as a virtue,...
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Amber Dunigan
I've always been intrigued by the stories of atlantis. I bet this will be a great read.
Thursday, 10 March 2016 14:11
Gabrielle
Sounds very good.
Thursday, 17 March 2016 15:59
Linda Romer
I think Atlantis rising and Atlantis quest sound great and I love the covers ♡ Thank you
Monday, 21 March 2016 15:18
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Author Chat with Michaela DePrince, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Michaela DePrince, Plus Giveaway!



Greetings, YABC! Today we are beyond pleased to welcome Michaela DePrince, author of Taking Flight . Her inspiring memoir offers insights into the life of a professional ballerina—but it’s the challenges she has overcome all throughout her young life that makes her story so remarkable. Michaela was kind enough to answer...
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Gabrielle
Very intriguing.
Friday, 11 March 2016 07:29
Hope Tsai
Oh my goodness! I am BEYOND excited for this book. I've loved Michaela ever since I saw her in First Position. I can't wait to rea... Read More
Friday, 11 March 2016 13:21
Angela Blount, Staff Reviewer
This was an excellent read. I highly recommend!
Thursday, 24 March 2016 11:54
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Switching Gears by Chantele Sedgwick

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Switching Gears by Chantele Sedgwick


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for SWITCHING GEARS by Chantele Sedgwick , releasing February 7, 2017 from Sky Pony Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Chantele : Hey YABC! I’m Chantele Sedgwick, and I’m so excited to reveal the cover...
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shelby
This book sounds like it is going to be great!
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 20:13
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: ROSEBLOOD by A.G. Howard + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: ROSEBLOOD by A.G. Howard + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for ROSEBLOOD by A.G. Howard, releasing January 10, 2017 from Abrams. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from A.G.: Hi, YABC! Thanks so much for having me over to reveal the cover for ROSEBLOOD! I’m very excited...
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Stacee
This cover is gorgeous!! Nathalia does such amazing artwork. I can't wait to read this new book!! Thanks for the opportunity!... Read More
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 13:06
Sabrina
I'm so excited for this book you have no idea
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 13:07
Kami
I love your covers Anita!
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 13:30
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