16th Day Update: 2016 is Six Weeks Away and Covers Continue to Dazzle!

PBJ Society


On October 19th, Janet Johnson revealed her cover for her MG contemporary, THE LAST GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE PB&J SOCIETY over at Pop!Goes the Reader.

Some things are better together. Like peanut butter and jelly. Or Annie and Jason. So when her best friend’s house is threatened with foreclosure, Annie Jenkins is bursting with ideas to save Jason’s home. She could sell her appendix on eBay. (Why not?) Win the lottery. (It’s worth a shot!). Face the evil bankers herself. (She’s one tough cookie, after all.) Or hunt down an elusive (and questionably real) pirate treasure. Whatever the plan, it has to work, or this is undoubtedly THE LAST GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE PB&J SOCIETY.



Robin Yardi unveiled her MG cover for THE MIDNIGHT WAR on October 19th.

Life is confusing for Mateo Martinez.

He and Johnny Ramirez don’t hang out anymore, even though they used to be best friends. He and his new friend Ashwin try to act like brave, old-time knights, but it only gets them in trouble. His parents keep telling him to hold his sister’s hand when crossing busy streets, even though she’s the one who always runs ahead. And last night, two skunks stole Mateo’s old trike.

Wait–two skunks stole his trike?

Mateo is too big for that rusty kid toy. He has a cool, shiny new bike anyway. But Mateo also has a neighborhood to protect. And he’s about to begin a big, stinky quest to catch the theives. A quest that starts in the middle of the night!

Don't Get CaughtDON’T GET CAUGHT

On October 20th, Kurt Dinan unveiled his YA Contemporary cover for DON’T GET CAUGHT over at SourceBooks.

Max Cobb is sick of being “Just Max”—the kind of guy whose resume boasts a measly 2.5 GPA and a deep love of heist films. So when an invitation appears in his locker to join the anonymous, untraceable, epic prank-pulling Chaos Club, Max jumps at the opportunity.

Except that the invite is really a setup, and Max, plus the four other misfits who received similar invitations, are apprehended by school security for defacing the water tower. Now, Max has finally had enough. It’s time for payback. Time to unmask Chaos. Let the prank wars begin.




On October 26th, Natalie Blitt unveiled her YA Contemporary cover for THE DISTANCE FROM A TO Z over at Epic Reads.

Seventeen-year old Abby has only one goal for her summer: to make sure she is fluent in French—well, that, and to get as far away from baseball and her Cubs-obsessed family as possible. A summer of culture and language, with no sports in sight.

That turns out to be impossible, though, because her French partner is the exact kind of boy she was hoping to avoid. Eight weeks. 120 hours of class. 80 hours of conversation practice with someone who seems to exclusively wear baseball caps and jerseys.

But Zeke in French is a different person than Zeke in English. And Abby can’t help but fall for him, hard. As Abby begins to suspect that Zeke is hiding something, she has to decide if bridging the gap between the distance between who she is and who he is, is worth the risk.


On October 27th, Robin Reul unveiled her cover for her YA Contemporary MY KIND OF CRAZY over on YA Highway.

Despite the best of intentions, seventeen-year old, wisecracking Hank Kirby can’t quite seem to catch a break. It’s not that he means to screw things up all the time, it just happens. A lot. Case in point: his attempt to ask out the girl he likes literally goes up in flames when he spells “Prom” in sparklers on her lawn…and nearly burns down her house.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, Peyton Breedlove, a brooding loner and budding pyromaniac, witnesses the whole thing. Much to Hank’s dismay, Peyton takes an interest in him—and his “work.” The two are thrust into an unusual friendship, but their boundaries are tested when Hank learns that Peyton is hiding some dark secrets, secrets that may change everything he thought he knew about Peyton.



Lygia Day Peñaflor revealed her YA Contemporary cover for UNSCRIPTED JOSS BYRD over at YA Highway on November 9th.

It doesn’t matter how you get the shot, as long as you get it.

Hollywood critics agree. Joss Byrd is “fiercely emotional,” a young actress with “complete conviction,” a “powerhouse.” But on the set of The Locals, a gritty indie film shooting in Montauk, NY, Joss is on the verge of colossal failure. While struggling with her mother’s expectations, a crush on her movie brother, and a secret that could end her career, Joss must pull off an Oscar-worthy performance. When her renowned, charismatic director demands more than she is ready to deliver, Joss goes off script to stay true to herself and to make the impossible leap from child star to star.


bucketlist-header smallerEVER WANTED TO BE IN A BOOK? okay, maybe not “IN” a book but…

you can get interactive with Dee Romito’s debut book and her new site! Dee is the author of the MG novel THE BFF BUCKET LIST and she wants to know what’s on YOUR bucket list. Check out the newly launched Bucket List Builder at TheBFFBucketList.com to create your own! And if you’re really up for a challenge, take photographic proof of your adventures and share them with #TheBFFBucketList. Happy Bucket List building!



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