Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Love Surprises?

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Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library will be out in October, but we're spilling secrets in September. Help the DMS spread the news, and sign up to be a part of our cover reveal tour. We'll be sharing the cover on September 1st, and dropping hints about the next case until the book launch. 

Eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow had no clue that moving from Manhattan to the small town of Ashpot, Connecticut would lead to an unsolved mystery. Her parents’ dream of renovating a crumbling Victorian called the Begonia House into a bed and breakfast had seemed like treachery at the time, but Fairday found out that her new house kept secrets, and once inside its twisted front gates, anything was possible.

When mysterious notes start showing up warning that a librarian is in trouble and a bookworm is eating words, Fairday thinks the Begonia House has more skeletons in its closets. She notices a passage in her favorite book has been changed, and she’s certain something is dreadfully wrong. 

What happens to stories when their words get eaten?
The DMS is ready to investigate! Fairday, Lizzy, and Marcus take off on a sticky trail and tumble into Nowhere. Like Alice in Wonderland, Fairday finds herself in a world where nothing makes sense and the lines of reality are blurred.

The three sleuths discover amazing things about themselves as they unravel more secrets within the walls of the Begonia House. Follow along with Fairday and friends as they open the next case in the DMS files to unlock the Talking Library.
Watch the book trailer for The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow to get in the mood for the next mystery! ;) 
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Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday's Riddle: No Doubt!

Hello, Riddlers! Can you guess our theme this week? The DMS is always on the lookout for this! ~ F

Do you want to know the truth? Seek it out like a sleuth. Look for clues to start your quest, proven facts work the best. Once a piece has been found, you can rest on solid ground. The key to solving any mystery is sorting out its hidden history. When you find it- wrong or right- you can't be tricked if you've gained insight. 

What am I looking for? Stop by Wednesday for the answer. 

I gave you a clue!

Boost your riddle skills for the next case in the DMS files! Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library will be out this October. Sign up to request a limited Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review. Follow along with Fairday and friends as they try to unlock the Talking Library!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Margo's Musings: I'm Trying to Love Spiders

Ever since we moved into the Begonia House, my little sister, Margo, has become obsessed with spiders. Instead of being afraid, she thinks they're cute. Of course, during our library visit she had to pick out a book about her new favorite creature.  

In I’m Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton, the narrator learns all kinds of interesting facts on their quest to love spiders. Not only will you be entertained, but you will learn cool information about spiders that may help them grow on you, if you’re not already a fan. I was shocked by how many pounds of bugs they eat a year! If you don’t like bugs, then spiders are actually your friend. It’s also important to know that most spiders aren’t poisonous, so many of the ones we see can’t hurt us. The humor had us chucking and hoping for another book by this author! 

I think it's awesome that a picture book taught me so much about these arachnids. I definitely appreciate them more than I did before. The illustrations are fun-filled with details that help reinforce the facts. This book will make you like spiders a little more, if you don’t already.  

Has anyone else read I’m Trying to Love Spiders Or have you read another book by Bethany Barton? Do you like spiders? We'd love to hear your thoughts! 

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Answer to Monday's Riddle: Spinning Spiders!

Excellent guessing, Riddlers. Friday, Margo has picked a story that will creep up on us, so stay tuned! See you all around the book block. ; ) ~ F

Creeping legs on sticky strings vibrate to buzzing things. Lurking over a crack in the wall, when they drop you won't hear them fall. More eyes than two watch what's spun; if you're not afraid, they're loads of fun. It's true they can be scary, but arachnids are cute, even hairy! 

What am I referring to? Answer: Spiders! 

Fairday's Riddles: Volume I 
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62 original riddles and illustrations
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