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Perfect Summer Reads

So I’m going to be real here for a second: I hate summer. Like a lot. I can’t swim. Sand makes me itch. I sunburn easily and my mom’s had melanoma twice. The only thing I enjoy about summer is the fact that I can sit indoors, in the air conditioning, and read until my heart’s content. Going off that I’ve decided to share some of my favorite summer reads with you! All these books…

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Why I Lied About Reading A WRINKLE IN TIME

Yes, you read the title correctly: I lied when I said I’d read A Wrinkle in Time. Like, for years I’ve lied about it. I knew the general premise of the book so it was easy enough for me to fumble my way through a conversation if it came up. If I didn’t fumble correctly (which happened often) I’d say something like, “Oh I forgot about that part. It’s been so long since I’ve read it,”…

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Holiday Reads

I love the holidays. Like a lot. I’m that annoying person everyone hates who begins playing Christmas music on November 1st (if not before) and watches every single cheesy Hallmark Christmas movie. Multiple times. And no, that’s not an exaggeration. That being said, I’ve had trouble finding holiday-themed MG and YA novels. There are some, sure, but they seem to be few and far between. It’s taken me a while but I’ve curated a list…

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Thankful Reads with Author Monte Montgomery

Remember when we said our last Thankful Reads post was, in fact, our last? Well, we lied. We have one more to bring you from CBAY author Monte Montgomery!   “As an inquisitive eight-year-old, my mind was blown by Bertrand Brinley’s short series, The Mad Scientists’ Club. My father was a theoretical physicist, so he couldn’t really talk shop with a kid my age. But the teenaged inventors and tinkerers in Brinley’s books got into the…

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Thankful Reads with Author Anitha Robinson

CBAY author Anitha Robinson has not one, not two, but three books she’s thankful for! Let’s be honest, sometimes it’s hard to pick just one.   “A Salmon for Simon by Betty Waterton and Ann Blades. It’s the story of a young boy, who wanted to catch a salmon but ends up saving a salmon trapped in a clam hole. I loved reading this story to my children, because it shows a child thinking about something other…

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Thankful Reads with Author Christine Marciniak

Today in our series of Thankful Reads is CBAY author Christine Marciniak! “When asked what book I am thankful for, I realized I’d never really thought about books in those terms. I read all the time and many books have had an impact on me, but which one prompts thankfulness? It didn’t take long for the answer to come to me: The Summer of the Great-Grandmother. When I was in college my dear friend gave me…

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Thankful Reads with Author Kath Boyd Marsh

Continuing our series on Thankful Reads is CBAY author Kath Boyd Marsh!   Kath writes, “At eight years old, I finished reading the Nancy Drew mysteries and went hunting for another genre. I found science fiction and then Robert Heinlein’s Podkayne of Mars. The world exploded! The main character was a young girl. She was the hero. She was smart, She was funny. She was AMAZING! Nancy Drew needed Ned, but Podkayne was a hero…

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Thankful Reads with Author Jessica Lee Anderson

November is known for bringing out love and generosity in people and making them think about things they’re thankful for. It made us at CBAY think about that, too, so throughout the month of November we’re going to do a blog series called Thankful Reads. Each post we’ll highlight a CBAY author or employee and they’ll tell us about a book they’re particularly thankful for. First up in this series is author Jessica Lee Anderson!…

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Witch Books for Halloween

Here at CBAY we love us a good supernatural story (duh), so October is basically the best month ever for us. We’ve been super into witch books lately and thought we’d share some of our more recent favorites with you! Let us know if you’ve read any of them and what your favorite witch books are in the comments!   The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol Chicken House books, July 2017, Middle Grade Arianwyn has…

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Spooky CBAY Reads for Halloween!

With September quickly coming to a close it can only mean one thing: time to get in the Halloween spirit and treat yourself to some new spooky stories! We have quite a few to choose from here at CBAY, including two new short story ebooks that are now available for pre-order!   Bubbles and Smush: Trick or Treats by Kath Boyd Marsh Bubbles and Smush are two medium sized monsters living in the river near…

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