Monday, May 13, 2013

Children's Book Week Giveaway Hop!

Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, Kidlit Frenzy, and Mymcbooks for hosting the Children's Book Week Giveaway Hop. Fairday's Blog is giving away a $15 gift card to Amazon.complus a signed hardcover of the middle grade adventure, The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow by J. Haight & S. Robinson

The Children's Book Week Giveaway Hop will run from May13th-19th, so, join in the fun! This is a huge hop, and there are lots of awesome blogs participating, giving away all sorts of books and other fabulous prizes.  

Open to US and International : ) 

 Be sure to visit the hopping blogs! 
(click here for the list)

Enter to win:
1) Follow Fairday's Blog!
2) Leave a comment and let us know: 
What is your favorite children's story? 
3) Fill out the Rafflecopter form below

Preview the first three chapters!
The Begonia House keeps its secrets. Everyone knows that. Everyone, that is, except for clever eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow, whose family has just moved in. Being the Senior Investigator in the Detective Mystery Squad, more commonly known as the DMS, she’s ready to uncover the mysteries hidden within the strange manor. As the investigation gears up and the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place, the DMS enters into a world where anything is possible, and the danger is most definitely real. Follow along with Fairday and her friends, as spooky meets lovely in this twisting tale of dark secrets and hidden pasts... read the reviews! 

What Fairday's Blog! is all about...

Fairday's Riddles are posted on Mondays- they can be written about anything and everything, all at the same time!

Lizzy's Book Reviews are posted on Wednesdays. Lizzy has read just about every middle grade novel out there, and she loves to share her thoughts and, of course, her opinions.

The Top of the Heap is a post we put up on Thursdays. We thought it would be fun once a week to put up two things that we appreciate and have been thinking about during the week.

Author Interviews are posted on Fridays. The DMS seeks out the best middle grade authors today and brings them here to chat about their stories. 

Margo's Musings Fridays are sometimes shared with Margo, Fairday's little sister. This post focuses on reviewing children's book authors, which we follow up with an Author Interview.

The DMS Wants to Know was a post we came up with for Saturdays because when we get together to hang out on the weekend, we always chat about different situations and ideas that are floating around in our brains and we like to listen to what other people think about them- some of the comments we've gotten have been absolutely fascinating!

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Make time to riddle and rhyme! 
62 original riddles and illustrations  

Fairday's Riddles: Volume I 
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  1. GFC -- Diamond Cronen

    My favorite children's that's an impossible decision! Ok, I'll tell you some of my all time favorites! The complete chronicles of Narnia (I reread like every other good!) and Philip Pullman's Sally Lockhart series! There are many more too! I love children's books! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. GFC: Hippie
    Probably the Giving Tree, I remember my dad reading it to me a lot when I was little

  3. Favourite kids' book is SO hard! There are so many! Probably the Hobbit ... or the Giver ... or Maniac Magee ... or Anne of Green Gables ... or Nancy Drew or Ranger's Apprentice ... or Golden Compass or...

  4. Believe it or not, My favorite story as a child was Hansel and Gretel.

  5. Sorry I forgot GFC as beh2351.

  6. The green witch by Alice hoffman

  7. Such a hard choice--there are so many good ones! How about A Wrinkle In Time? That's been a long time favorite of mine :)

  8. GFC: Riv

    My number one children's books were/are all those by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.

  9. GFC: Tina
    Fave children's story was Cinderella. Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. GFC: naralee94
    I really liked Harry Potter! (actually I still love them!)

  11. A GFC follower of your blog, it has to be The Velveteen Rabbit.

  12. Does Percy Jackson and the Curse of the Titans count as children's? I'm going to assume I can count MG novels.


  13. Oh my God, how do I choose? Enid Blyton's stories ~ the faraway tree series. I'm not on GFC and I've won a copy of your book previously, so I'm just going to tweet about this giveaway ok? Have fun!

  14. Hmmm...I always loved The Bobbsey Twins...they were old books of my cousins!

  15. I follow on email and I enjoy your reviews and your puzzles (which I am not very good at LOL)

    My favorite book when growing up was anything Lassie (tells you how old I am..LOL thank you

  16. favorite children's book... when I was growing up it was a book called Jane's Pink Blanket which sadly is out of print :( With my kids I love Guess How Much I Love You and this other book called No Matter What :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Favorite book? Hard choice, but I think I'd have to say Charlotte's Web.

  18. GFC hhkaufman78
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  19. My favorite children's book is The BFG, I love it. Thank you!

    GFC: Tiffany Drew

  20. GFC Follower: Kristia Miltiadou
    I used to love Charlotte's Web and Harry Potter :) Thank you for the giveaway!

  21. GFC Follower : Amel Armeliana

    My favorite story as a children is LOTTA by Astrid Lindgren :)

    Thanks for this giveaway.

  22. I really liked the Amber Brown books by Paula Danziger when I was younger :)

    GFC follower: Amber Terry

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  23. I loved so many books as a child-- Bridge to Terabitha, Wrinkle in Time, and Number the Stars stand out :-)

    Thanks so much!
    Christina @ Ensconced in YA
    GFC follower: Christina

  24. GFC: Anubha

    As a child I read a lot of Enid Blyton books and among them my most favourite was The Faraway Tree :)

  25. OH, very excited to see your book in a giveaway. We are hopping over from the KidLitGH. Hope you have a great Book Week

  26. GFC: Misha
    I love A Wrinkle in Time~ thank you for the lovely hop!

  27. Replies
    1. And Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, Harry Potter, The Giver....

  28. One of my favorites was a hard to find title called MISS MUGGS. GOOD TIMES!

  29. A Wrinkle in Time! It was my first sci-fi book.

  30. GFC as LB

    I liked the Nancy Drew series

  31. GFC pippirose59 at gmail dot com

    My favourite childrens' story is Green Eggs and Ham.

  32. Thank you for the perfect giveaway. <3 Favorite children book is The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls :) Also really loved His Dark Materials. <3
    GFC as Carina Olsen :)

  33. I am a GFC follower (katja9_10). My favorite children's book was "Where the Wild Things Are".

    Les Johnson

  34. I already follow your blog. Some of my favorite children's books are Because of Winn-Dixie, Sarah,Plain and Tall and Owl Moon. Thanks for the great contest.

  35. Thanks for the giveaway! My GFC name is RIN.

    Anyway, ever since I first read it in 4th grade, I have absolutely adored Ella Enchanted. Of course, I've loved all Gail Carson Levine books I've read, but I just adore Ella Enchanted.


  36. GFC Coreena McBurnie. My favorite children's story is Green Eggs and Ham. Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. GFC Seyma S.
    Fav stories as a kid was the Nancy Drew mysteries. Now that I have kids of my own, I love the 5 little monkeys series

  38. I like Malory Towers series by Enid Blyton :)

    GFC: Lutfia Khoirunisa aka Lulu

  39. follow on GFC susan1215
    My favorite books as a child was The Cat in the Hat.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  40. I loved Heidi story :D

    GFC : Uranium Melati

  41. GFC: chip
    I loved any book by Tamora Pierce :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. My favorite kid’s book is “Doctor Dolittle”. Thank you for being a part of this fun and very generous blog hop!!

    GFC Follower: Lisa Vazquezanzua

  43. I had lots of favorites as a kid. The Nancy Drew series, Boxcar Children, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler..

  44. GFC follower - Kim Pinch

    My favorite stories to read were Nancy Drew.

  45. GFC follower as Velvet Hubler

    My favorite book is the Boxcar Children

  46. GFC as A'lina

    I loved Dr. Suess and The Velveteen Rabbit. Thanks for the great chance!

  47. GFC ~ Miranda Ward

    I loved the Wayside School Series!


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