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Author Chat with Muon Van and April Chu

Author Chat with Muon Van and April Chu
  Contributed by Eden Grey, Staff Reviewer    Today, our very own Eden Grey is sharing her interview with author Muon Van and illustrator April Chu. Together they created the book,  In a Village By the Sea .         Muon, what inspired you to write this particular story about...
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The Librarian's Corner--August 17, 2015

The Librarian's Corner--August 17, 2015
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  This month on the Librarian's Corner I'm featuring my favorite choices for Teen Book Clubs! I've chosen 4 books that all kinds of teens will enjoy, and that are ripe with discussion and activity opportunities. If you've run a teen book club, tell us what your book choices are in...
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Giveaway: Shades of Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Shades of Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon (US & Canada Only)
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SHADES OF DOON (book 3 in the DOON Series) by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon  Release Date: September 1, 2015     About the Book After cheating death, Veronica Welling is determined to savor every moment in her idyllic kingdom with both her true love and best friend by her side...
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Taylor
Before Doon, Veronica and McKenna are in Alloway, Scotland, I think . ... Read More
Saturday, 15 August 2015 20:11
LIly
Alloway, Scotland
Sunday, 16 August 2015 10:50
Brittany
The girls leave from Alloway, Scotland. Alloway is absolutely gorgeous in person all of Scotland is ... Read More
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Author Guest Post--Robert Wright

Author Guest Post--Robert Wright
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  Today we welcome Robert Wright to YABC! Robert's new book,  Witch Way Home , is filled with creatures from myths and stories, and a girl trying to find her way home. This fantastical story is a discovery of friends, foes, and heritage that will leave readers delighted! Robert is sharing a...
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Discovering Greek Heroes and More!

Discovering Greek Heroes and More!
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    Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manag er and Staff  Reviewer     With Percy Jackson's birthday just days away and the release of the newest book, Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes  also set for August 18th, there is so much to celebrate!  With the help of Disney-Hyperion, I get to...
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Lucy Magat
One of my favorite Greek heroes is Bellerophon. He's the one who killed the Chimera which is awesome! ... Read More
Friday, 14 August 2015 13:50
Taylor
My favorites most possibly have to be Hercules or Achilles!
Friday, 14 August 2015 20:59
harrietthehedgehog13@gmail.com
My favorite Greek hero is either Achilles or Hercules!!
Saturday, 15 August 2015 23:08
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Identity Crisis by Melissa Schorr + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Identity Crisis by Melissa Schorr + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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Hello, everyone! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for IDENTITY CRISIS by Melissa Schorr, releasing January 1, 2016 from Merit Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Melissa:   Hi YABC! Welcome to my cover reveal. I’m Melissa Schorr, and it’s been a loooong...
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thecoolkid
SOUNDS FANTASTIC!
Thursday, 13 August 2015 19:25
Lucy Magat
This sounds awweeeeeesssommeeee! I always enjoyed reading these kind of books. I love the cover, it is really eyecatching ... Read More
Friday, 14 August 2015 13:39
Lucy Magat
This sounds awweeeeeesssommeeee! I always enjoyed reading these kind of books. I love the cover, it is really eyecatching ... Read More
Friday, 14 August 2015 13:39
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Exclusive Sneak Peek at the Tor Maddox Series by Liz Coley + Giveaway (US Only)

Exclusive Sneak Peek at the Tor Maddox Series by Liz Coley + Giveaway (US Only)
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TOR MADDOX by Liz Coley Before we get to the exclusive excerpt from TOR MADDOX 2: EMBEDDED, here's a note from Liz:   Dear YA Readers,   I’m so excited to introduce you to Tor Maddox. I hope you’ll spend some quality time together!   On first acquaintance, she’s a typical...
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Your Fantasy Starts Here
Thursday, 27 August 2015 15:54
Karen Woodard
"Your Fantasy Starts Here"
Friday, 04 September 2015 00:51
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What's New in YA--August 11, 2015

What's New in YA--August 11, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       A story about first love, first fights, and finding yourself in a messed up world, from the acclaimed author of Happyface .   Walter Wilcox has never been in love. That is, until...
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Exclusive Sneak Peek at Girl World: How to Ditch The Drama and Find Your Inner Amazing by Patricia Ottaviano + Giveaway

Exclusive Sneak Peek at Girl World: How to Ditch The Drama and Find Your Inner Amazing by Patricia Ottaviano + Giveaway
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Girl World: How to Ditch the Drama and Find Your Inner Amazing by Patricia Ottaviano Release Date: August 4, 2015 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   About the Book The guide every girl needs to survive the pitfalls of teen-dom Mean stares. Hurtful whispers. The cold shoulder. Being a girl is harder than...
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Giveaway: The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Katchur (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Katchur (US & Canada Only)
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THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD by KAREN KATCHUR   Release Date: AUGUST 4, 2015   About the Book A haunting story about the destructive power of secrets, The Secrets of Lake Road is an accomplished and gripping suspenseful women's fiction debut. Jo has been hiding the truth about her role in...
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Susan T.
We vacationed in the Pacific Northwest and down the coast to California.
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 17:07
Kara S
The Poconos, oddly enough. Also, Orlando, FL.
Thursday, 20 August 2015 13:04
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Pismo Beach, CA. We still go most summers.
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