Monday, November 20, 2017

Feeling Grateful!

We'll be taking time out this week to celebrate our feelings of gratitude with family and friends. There is so much to be thankful for, and life is amazing. Happy Thanksgiving! We'll see you all around the book block. ~ DMS

Here's an oldie but goodie. ; )

I will always make you smile- if only for a little while. A fleeting word that holds you warm, keeps your mind from any harm. So much of me I have to give- with no thing there, only love to live. The easiest feeling that you can think- though hard at times when thoughts do sink. Hold me close, teach me near- give me to those you hold so dear. In a time of need, when you're feeling low, remember me in the worlds you grow.  

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DMS CASE FILE #1: The Begonia House

The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow
Publish date: 12/1/15
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Illustrator: Roman Muradov
Ages: 9-12
Grade Level: 4-7
Available: Hardcover, Paperback, E-book, Library Bound

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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. Can they piece together the puzzle before it's too late? Or will whatever's causing trouble find Fairday and her friends first?

DMS CASE FILE #2: The Talking Library

Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library
Publish date: 10/23/17
Publisher: Willow Press
Illustrator: David SanAngelo
Age: 9-12
Grade level: 3-6
Available: Hardcover

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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. What happens to stories when their words get eaten?


  1. Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy your time with family and friends.

  2. Fun post. Here you can buy alphabet noodles, especially for kids' soup, just thought of them when I read this. Happy Thanksgiving, hugs, Valerie

  3. Yay for Thanksgiving! I missed the release of your second book, but what a beautiful cover! I love it. You reminded me that I need to have my middle child read your first book. I think he'd love it.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving week :D Hope you all have the best time. <3 Hugs. We don't do this in Norway at all.. aw. But I do have a lot to be thankful for, even so :)

  5. Happy Thanksgiving.
    A holiday we don't celebrate here - and should.
    Gratitude is a gift which keeps on giving.

  6. Thanks for your friendship and support over the years. :) Happy Thanksgiving! Have a great week!

  7. Enjoy your Thanksgivings with your families!
    We had t-day last month so I'll have turkey envy on Thursday! :)

  8. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving at your sea!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving! Our pastor at church said yesterday in his sermon there is always something to be thankful for, and indeed there is!


  10. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving, hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends!

  11. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving
    Sending my good wishes

    All the best Jan

  12. Always thankful for good books shared amongst friends.

    Wishing a happy thanksgiving to you and yours.

  13. Great books, thanks for featuring all these!
    Wishing a happy thanksgiving to you!

  14. Awesome post. Wishing a happy thanksgiving to you and your family!

  15. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family and friends!! Big Hugs!

  16. I think it is great that we can have an attitude of gratitude, even when times are tough... xox

    I hope Thanksgiving was wonderful for you and that you lots of yummy food xox


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