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Kids Review: Every Cake Has a Story (Christina Tosi)

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About this Story: From Christina Tosi, the playful creator of the popular bakery Milk Bar, this is the story of a girl whose delicious dream comes to life, filling the world with color, creativity, and joy. Original recipe included! Everything in Samesville is exactly the same, from the people and their...
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Middle Grade Review: Whispering Alaska (Brendan Jones)

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About This Book: It’s been four months since their mother died. The twins and their father have moved from Pennsylvania to a small town in Alaska to be near extended family. Nicky and Josie find the wilderness mysterious and beautiful, and a much-needed refuge. The girls drifted apart somewhat during their...
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Featured Review: When You Get the Chance (Emma Lord)

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About This Book: Nothing will get in the way of Millie Price’s dream of becoming a Broadway star. Not her lovable but super introverted dad, who raised Millie alone since she was a baby. Not her drama club rival, Oliver, who is the very definition of Simmering Romantic Tension. And not...
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Giveaway: Snow Angel, Sand Angel (Lois-Ann Yamanaka) ~ (US Only)

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Snow Angel, Sand Angel Author: Lois-Ann Yamanaka Publisher: Make Me a World/Random House Children's Books  Publish Date: January 4th, 2022 About  Snow Angel, Sand Angel! A celebration of home, family, and finding beauty in your heritage, beautifully illustrated by the artist behind  Anti-Racist Baby . Claire has been surrounded by the...
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Kelly McCreery
This book looks adorable! I love a strong female character. Can’t wait to read this one!
Wednesday, 05 January 2022 00:16
Zachary Snyder
Book looks great! Cant wait to read!
Sunday, 09 January 2022 15:58
Emily
This looks so cute!
Friday, 21 January 2022 23:54
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ January 3, 2022

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Hello YABC'ers! Welcome to the weekly post by the Staff at YA Books Central called Current Reads Monday! We love everything bookish and just wanted to share with our readers what books we are currently reading and obsessing about! So check out what books the YABC Staff are currently reading below...
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Rockstar Book Tours ~ Excerpt & Giveaway: Tiger Honor (Yoon Ha Lee) ~ (US Only)

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YABC is thrilled to be hosting a spot on the TIGER HONOR by Yoon Ha Lee Blog Tour hosted by  Rockstar Book Tours . Check out our post and make sure to enter the giveaway! About The Book: Title:  TIGER HONOR (Thousand Worlds #2)   Author:  Yoon Ha Lee Pub. Date:...
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Chiara Jucha
Looks amazing! My students love the first book!
Sunday, 23 January 2022 14:25
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Rockstar Book Tours: Excerpt & Giveaway ~ Shattered Midnight (Dhonielle Clayton) ~ (US Only)

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YABC is thrilled to be hosting a spot on the SHATTERED MIDNIGHT by Dhonielle Clayton Blog Tour hosted by  Rockstar Book Tours . Check out our post and make sure to enter the giveaway! About The Book: Title:  SHATTERED MIDNIGHT (The Mirror #2)   Author:  Dhonielle Clayton Pub. Date:  January 18,...
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Kelly McCreery
What a fun series!! I can’t wait to read the next one- the cover art is gorgeous!
Saturday, 01 January 2022 11:45
Davianna Nieto
I love dhonielle's books!
Sunday, 02 January 2022 12:56
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Monday, 03 January 2022 09:34
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2021 in Review: Mark Buxton, Staff Reviewer's Top 5 books

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2021 in Review The team at YAbookscentral.com have worked hard all year reading wonderful books and creating insightful reviews to help readers find their next great read.  The staff has reflected on their top 5 favorite books of 2021.  We hope you are inspired to check out these great books too!...
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2021 in Review: Samantha Randolph, Staff Reviewer's Top 5 books

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2021 in Review The team at YAbookscentral.com have worked hard all year reading wonderful books and creating insightful reviews to help readers find their next great read.  The staff has reflected on their top 5 favorite books of 2021.  We hope you are inspired to check out these great books too!...
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2021 in Review: Elisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer's Top 5 books

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2021 in Review The team at YAbookscentral.com have worked hard all year reading wonderful books and creating insightful reviews to help readers find their next great read.  The staff has reflected on their top 5 favorite books of 2021.  We hope you are inspired to check out these great books too!...
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