Book Review: Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library by Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson

Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library by Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson

Book Review: Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library
by Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson

The second book in the Fairday Morrow series has Fairday and her friends, Lizzy and Marcus, back to solve another Begonia House mystery. Fairday and her family live in the Begonia House, which her parents are repairing to open a B&B. In the first book, The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow, Fairday and her friends solve a paranormal mystery in the house involving a missing bride and a mysterious death. This second book brings forth a new paranormal mystery involving a cryptic librarian and a bookworm.

A fun middle grade book full of riddles and adventure. Confident and clever characters. The Begonia House continues to perplex the kids, who tackle solving the mysteries of the place. A quick and entertaining read for older kids.

I received a copy of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow by Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson

The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow by Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson

The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow
by Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson

Fairday Morrow and her family move to Ashpot, Connecticut, where her parents hope to open a bed and breakfast. As Fairday explores her new home, she discovers there is a mystery to solve. Along with her best friend, Lizzy, and new friend, Marcus, the kids investigate the mystery of Fairday’s new home.

A middle grade supernatural mystery. Fun and exciting. While the story is somewhat spooky with the supernatural aspect, it is not scary. The kids are confident, bold, and clever. Great traits in young characters.

I received a copy of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Dinosaur Hunter by Tim Collins

The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World's Worst Dinosaur Hunter by Tim Collins

The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Dinosaur Hunter
by Tim Collins

Ann is a teenager living in 1870s England. She enjoys looking for dinosaur bones, and gets an opportunity to search for fossils in America. Ann seems to be a bit unlucky, but thinks her luck has changed with this opportunity.

Written as a diary, Ann recounts her travels across America with her conman father. Humorous, yet informative. I liked how the characters were inspired by real people, and dinosaur facts were featured throughout the book. At the end of the book is a brief history of dinosaurs, details about the people that were the inspiration for the characters, and a glossary. A good read for older kids.

I received a digital copy of this book from Jolly Fish Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh

Harper and her family have moved to Washington, D.C., and Harper hates their new place. Something is just not right about it. Harper learns her home is supposedly haunted, and starts to have a feeling of déjà vu. As Harper’s feeling of unease increase, so does the erratic behavior of her younger brother. Harper is missing some memories, and slowly, some start to return to her as she focuses on helping her brother.

A middle grade ghost story. Fun, spooky, and entertaining. Great for fans of ghosts stories… I would have loved this book when I was a kid. Also, a diverse books read, as the main characters are Korean-American.