Monsters in California!

I Need My Monster (Amanda Noll & Howard McWilliam) is one of five books nominated in the Primary category of the California Young Readers Medal, 2011-2012. The CYRM program is sponsored by four major literacy groups in the state: the California Reading Association, the California Association of Teachers of English, the California School Library Association, and the California Library Association. Last year, the CYRM counted nearly half a million votes (collectively in the five categories: Primary, Intermediate, Middle School/Junior High, Young Adult, and Picture Books for Older Readers.)

The California Young Reader Medal Committee members greatly enjoyed I Need My Monster. This book met our qualifying standards for both child appeal and literary merit. The colorful illustrations really added to the story. We are looking forward to promoting this title to students, teachers and librarians throughout California.

Out from under the bed and onto the California Young Readers list!

Kid’s Book Blog Reviews I Need My Monster

That’s the thing about monsters in bedrooms. As long as you and your monster come to an understanding, everything will be okay.

Ms. Catherine from the St. Mary’s County Library Kid’s Book Blog just posted a great review of I Need My Monster (Amanda Noll & Howard McWilliam), complete with instructions on how to build a monster trap!

Read the rest of the review here.

New Monster Halloween Safety Tips

Trick or Treat MonsterThere’s only one week until Halloween, so now is a great time to review Halloween safety rules with your young trick-or-treaters.

We know that your children already love the monsters from I Need My Monster,  so we’ve enlisted the tiniest monster’s help in outlining some important safety tips.  Our  guide is  perfect for a family discussion.

Check out our new I Need My Monster Trick-or-Treat Safety Sheet here.

Monster Nominated for Nebraska Golden Sower

Just in — our favorite Monster is on the  Nebraska Golden Sower Primary Award list for 2011-12.  This means that students in participating schools and libraries in Nebraska will be reading and voting on I Need My Monster beginning next September.  The Nebraska Golden Sower Award is sponsored by the Nebraska Library Association.

If you have children or students who live in Nebraska, find out how they can vote in the Nebraska Golden Sower Award here.

I Need My Monster Nominated for Children’s Choice Book Award

I Need My Monster
I Need My Monster

I Need My Monster, written by Amanda Noll and illustrated by Howard McWilliam, has been nominated for a Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award for 2011.

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