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Kate Hosford and HOW THE QUEEN FOUND THE PERFECT CUP OF TEA!

Melanie Fishbane and MAUD!

Laura Atkins and FRED KOREMATSU SPEAKS UP!

Rebecca Van Slyke and LEXIE THE WORD WRANGLER!

Brendan Reichs: Nemesis

Patrick Downes and TEN MILES ONE WAY

Terry Pierce and MAMA LOVES YOU SO!

Marianna Baer and THE INCONCEIVABLE LIFE OF QUINN

Katie Bayerl and A Psalm for Lost Girls

Lisa Doan and THE ALARMING CAREER OF SIR RICHARD BLACKSTONE!

Linda Oatman High and ONE AMAZING ELEPHANT

STEP RIGHT UP with Donna Janell Bowman!

Terry Pierce and MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN

Sarah Johnson and CROSSINGS!

Laura Atkins and SLED DOG DACHSHUND!

Paperback Party!

Amanda West Lewis and THE PACT!

Carmela A. Martino and ROSA, SOLA!

Dean Gloster and DESSERT FIRST!

Eric Pinder and How to Build a Snow Bear!

Carrie Jones and FLYING!

Welcome to THE MAGE OF TRELIAN!

Jenn Bishop and THE DISTANCE TO HOME!

Final ShoutOut For The Inkredibles' VOICES

Let's Hear It For The Inkredibles' VOICES

More Inkredible VOICES!

More Inkredible- The INKREDIBLE ANTHOLOGY, Post 2

It's INKREDIBLE-- VOICES, VCFA Writing For Children & Young Adults Class of January 2016 Anthology!

Kelly Barson and CHARLOTTE CUTS IT OUT

Heather Demetrios and BLOOD PASSAGE!

Carrie Jones and TIME STOPPERS

Julie Berry and THE PASSION OF DOLSSA

Erin Hagar and AWESOME MINDS THE INVENTORS OF LEGO TOYS

Trent Reedy and THE LAST FULL MEASURE

Ally Condie and SUMMERLOST

Adi Rule and THE HIDDEN TWIN!

Janet Fox and THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE

Emily Wing Smith and ALL BETTER NOW

C. M. Surrisi and THE MAYPOP KIDNAPPING

Cori McCarthy and YOU WERE HERE

Vicki Wittenstein AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS: WHO DECIDES?

Hannah Barnaby and SOME OF THE PARTS

Cover for The Alarming Career of Sir Richard Blackstone by Lisa Doan

Nora Ericson and DILL & BIZZY: AN ODD DUCK AND A STRANGE BIRD

Shawn K. Stout and A TINY PIECE OF SKY

Winifred Conkling and RADIOACTIVE!

Ingrid Sundberg and ALL WE LEFT BEHIND

ALL WE LEFT BEHIND is Here!

Laurie Wallmark & ADA BYRON LOVELACE AND THE THINKING MACHINE!

Eric Pinder and HOW TO SHARE WITH A BEAR!

Nancy Bo Flood and Water Runs Through This Book!

Lisa Papademetriou and A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic!

Ann Jacobus and Romancing the Dark in the City of Light

Kate Hosford and Feeding the Flying Fanellis!

Caroline Carlson and THE BUCCANEER'S CODE!

Melanie Crowder and A NEARER MOON!

Meg Wiviott and PAPER HEARTS

Erin E. Moulton and KEEPERS OF THE LABYRINTH!

Tamara Ellis Smith and ANOTHER KIND OF HURRICANE

WATER RUNS THROUGH THIS BOOK Splashes Onto the Scene!

Joe McGee and Peanut Butter & Brains - A Culinary Tale

Matthew Clark Smith Talks SMALL WONDERS!

Make Some Magic With VCFA

Jill Santopolo and SPARKLE SPA: A PICTURE PERFECT MESS!

Jen White and SURVIVAL STRATEGIES OF THE ALMOST BRAVE!

Calling All Writers! Agent Critiques, Marketing Packages And More at the VCFA Auction!

JoAnn Early Macken and Baby Says “Moo!”

Lyn Miller-Lachmann and SURVIVING SANTIAGO

Cordelia Jensen and Skyscraping

Matthew Clark Smith and SMALL WONDERS!

Erin Hagar and JULIA CHILD: An Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures!

Patrick Downes and FELL OF DARK!

Maggie Lehrman and THE COST OF ALL THINGS

Alicia Potter & MISS HAZELTINE'S HOME FOR SHY AND FEARFUL CATS

Gwenda Bond and LOIS LANE: FALLOUT!

Trina St. Jean and BLANK!

Anne Bustard and ANYWHERE BUT PARADISE!

Lindsay Eyre and THE BEST FRIEND BATTLE

Michelle Knudsen and MARILYN'S MONSTER

Cori McCarthy and BREAKING SKY!

Sarah Tomp and MY BEST EVERYTHING!

Meet the Launchpad!

Kathi Appelt and COUNTING CROWS and WHEN OTIS COURTED MAMA

Lisa Doan and JACK AT THE HELM

Cynthia Leitich Smith and FERAL PRIDE!

Thomas Christopher Greene's THE HEADMASTER'S WIFE Out in Paperback!

Jill Santopolo and Sparkle Spa - Bad News Nails

N. Griffin and SMASHIE McPERTER AND THE MYSTERY OF ROOM 11!

Winifred Conkling and PASSENGER ON THE PEARL

HOORAY FOR VCFA! Jandy! Kekla! Julie! Jackie! YAY!

Trent Reedy and BURNING NATION

Jill Santopolo and Follow your Heart - Love on the Lifts

Amy Rose Capetta and UNMADE!

Melanie Crowder and AUDACITY

Linda Oatman High and A HEART LIKE RINGO STARR

Dianne White and BLUE ON BLUE!

Barbara Krasner and Liesl’s Ocean Rescue!

Bridget Birdsall and DOUBLE EXPOSURE!

Dana Walrath and LIKE WATER ON STONE

Amy Rose Capetta Talks ENTANGLED & Universe Building

October Round-Up!

ENTANGLED is in Paperback!

Stacy Nyikos and WAGGERS!

Martine Leavitt and BLUE MOUNTAIN

Jennifer Wolf Kam and DEVIN RHODES IS DEAD!

A.S. King and Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

A New SPARKLE SPA Book AND Do-It-Yourself Polka Dot Pedi!

Rachel Wilson's THE GAME OF BOYS AND MONSTERS!

Launch Day for Heather Demetrios and EXQUISITE CAPTIVE!

Larissa Theule and FAT AND BONES: AND OTHER STORIES

Kelly Bingham and CIRCLE, SQUARE, MOOSE!

Julie Berry & THE SCANDALOUS SISTERHOOD OF PRICKWILLOW PLACE!

Roundup- National Book Award nomination and lots more

Launch Day for Lindsey Lane's EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN!

Roundup- Trailers, Sales and MORE!

Jessica Powers and COLORS OF THE WIND

Shawn K. Stout and PENELOPE CRUMB IS MAD AT THE MOON

Happy Publication Day to Mikki Knudsen and EVIL LIBRARIAN

Caroline Carlson and VNHLP #2: THE TERROR OF THE SOUTHLANDS!

Roundup- This week, more great VCFA news!

Barbara Krasner and GOLDIE TAKES A STAND!

Lisa Doan and JACK AND THE WILD LIFE!

Rachel Wilson and DON'T TOUCH

The Roundup-- All VCFA WCYA Considered!

Micol Ostow and AMITY!

Welcome IF YOU'RE READING THIS by Trent Reedy!

Lisa Papademetriou and HOMEROOM DIARIES!

Carol Brendler and NOT VERY SCARY!

Bobbi Miller and THE GIRLS OF GETTYSBURG!

Roundup- AWP and all that!

Clete Barrett Smith and MAGIC DELIVERY!

Roundup- BIG AWARDS, Shiny Stars and More!

Roundup- Another Week Another Batch Of Great VCFA News!

Roundup- What A Week!

Welcome TOBY by Stacy Nyikos!

Where Have We Been All Week?

Covers We Love! Interview with Artist Shane Rebenschied

Roundup: ALA Accolades, the Coretta Scott King Award, and More!

Roundup: Film Rights, Book Deals, Stars, and More!

Stephanie Greene and PRINCESS POSEY #8!

Roundup - VCFA WCYA Auction, ALA Authors, Book Sales & More!

Skila Brown and CAMINAR

Roundup - Bank Street Honors VCFA Authors, Book Deals & More

Erin E. Moulton and CHASING THE MILKY WAY

Kathi Appelt and MOGIE!

Hawaii Loves VCFA!

Who's Talking To VCFA Authors?

Linden McNeilly, Jill Berry, and MAP ART LAB!

Deborah Wiles and REVOLUTION

Varian Johnson and THE GREAT GREENE HEIST!

Illinois Reads VCFA!

An HONOR for A. B. Westrick's BROTHERHOOD!

Sarah Ellis and OUTSIDE IN!

Launch Day for SIGNED, SKYE HARPER!

Catherine Linka and A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS

Jill Santopolo and SUMMER LOVE

Launch Day for DON'T CALL ME BABY!

Bethany Hegedus, Arun Gandhi, and GRANDFATHER GANDHI

Carol Lynch Williams and THE HAVEN

Alicia Potter and JUBILEE!

Ed Briant, Lisa Clough and PETAL AND POPPY

Lisa Doan and THE BERENSON SCHEMES #01 - JACK THE CASTAWAY

Adi Rule and STRANGE SWEET SONG

Joyce Ray and FEATHERS & TRUMPETS

Heather Demetrios and SOMETHING REAL

Toni De Palma's THE DEVIL'S TEMPTATION

Robin Herrera's HOPE IS A FERRIS WHEEL

Sherry Shahan and SKIN AND BONES

Gwendolyn Heasley and THE ART OF GOODBYE

Jill Santopolo, Two New SPARKLE SPA Books!

Trent Reedy's DIVIDED WE FALL

Gretchen Woelfle's MUMBET'S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

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