Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Talking Library






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 Detective Mystery Squad 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 mystery of the Talking Library.
Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library


Jessica Haight & Stephanie Robinson, Co-authors 

Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson have been friends since they met freshman year of high school. After discovering they both loved the same books, their friendship grew, and they went on to co-author The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow. The first mystery in the Fairday Morrow series, released with Delacorte Press in December 2015. Stephanie and Jess are excited to present the next case in the DMS files. Having the brilliant illustrations created by their close high school friend, David SanAngelo, has made bringing the story to life magical. To contact Stephanie and Jess or learn more about their journey, please visit: fairdaysfiles.com



David SanAngelo, Illustrator



David SanAngelo is an award winning illustrator, and a two-time Emmy nominated director of animated shows for children and he won a kite flying contest in the fourth grade. Dave attended high school with Jessica and Stephanie, and they've all been friends for a billion years. Some of Dave's favorite things are: old monster movies, superheros and shred-a-licious rock music. Although he grew up in New England, Dave currently lives with his wife and sons in Decatur, GA. To learn more about Dave's illustrations, please visit: davidsanangelo.com


Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library 
Book 2: Fairday Morrow series
Release date: October 2017
Age Range: 8 years old and up
Grade Level: 3-9
Publisher: Willow Press
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Catch the first mystery before the next case in the DMS files opens on October 23rd!



The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow
Publish date: December 2015
Age Range: 8 years old and up
Grade Level: 3-9
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Reviews from Goodreads.com

 



43 comments:

  1. What a rave review of what I'm sure will be a huge success. Congrats to all concerned.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Looks like they've got another winner:)

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    2. Thank you! We're excited for the book launch! :) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  2. It does sound wonderful. Something I could/would/will read with very real pleasure.
    Love that your are publicising Jess and Stephanie's work too.

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    1. It does sound wonderful doesn't it, EC?
      My pleasure entirely:)

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    2. Thank you! We appreciate Sandra's help spreading the news about the next case in the DMS files. :)

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  3. Yes, it's gonna be a great story! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you! The Talking Library is packed with word magic. :) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  4. Hi Sandra ... it does sound like they've a great story line going here - love the illustrations too ... - congratulations all round - cheers Hilary

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    1. The storyline does sound good and I agree those illustrations are wonderful.

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    2. Thank you! Lots of mystery and magic in the Talking Library. We're excited to share the story with readers. :) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  5. Big congratulations to Jess and Stephanie!

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    1. Thank you, Alex! We appreciate it. :) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  6. Sounds great. Congrats to the authors.

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  7. Enjoyed the idea and really like the illustration, a book of talented creators.

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    1. Thank you! Our illustrator, David SanAngelo, is amazing. :) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  8. Sandra is BACK! I hope your wrist/elbow/arm are doing much better -- glad to see the typing here!

    What gorgeous illustrations. How lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Jeanie! It's good to be back.
      Those illustrations are gorgeous!

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    2. Thank you! The illustrations really bring out the story magic in the Talking Library. Dave is a brilliant artist. :) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  9. Fun! Thanks for sharing your review here.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Marcie! :) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  10. These sound like such fun books! It's so wonderful to see the great choices that young people have to read these days, and congrats to the writers, Stephanie & Jess. Hugs and hope Sandra is doing better!

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    1. It is a fun series, that's for sure.
      Thanks for the good wishes, Rockin Ro.

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    2. Thank you, RO! The Talking Library is a fun and clever mystery for kids to try to solve along with the DMS. :) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  11. Congrats to the pair. Such looks like a grand one from their lair!

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    1. Thank you, Pat! :) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  12. Congrats to Jess and Stephanie for a book I would have read when I was a tween. Love the illustrations also.

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    1. Thank you, Birgit! ~ Jess & Stephanie

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    1. Thank you! The cover Dave created is wonderful! We are thrilled with it. :) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  14. Thank you for the spotlight, Sandra! We appreciate your help spreading the news about the book and enjoyed reading all the comments! :) ~ Jess & Stephanie

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  15. My pleasure entirely. Wishing you much success.

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  16. Congrats Jess and Stephanie!! Wishing much success! Big Hugs!

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    1. Thanks so much! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  17. This sounds like such a fun book! I want to read it for sure.

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    1. We hope you enjoy the Talking Library, Elizabeth! :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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