I Need My Monster
Written by Amanda Noll, Illustrated by Howard McWilliam
One night, when Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note instead:
"Gone fishing. Back in a week. –Gabe"

What will Ethan do? He
needs a monster under his bed. How is he supposed to get to sleep if
his monster is gone?

Substitute monsters appear, but none are just right. Herbert's teeth aren't sharp enough, Mack's
slobbering induces giggles, Cynthia's tail isn't scary at all, and Ralph has nail polish on his claws!
This will never work! How will Ethan ever get to sleep without his monster?

I Need My Monster is a  unique monster-under-the-bed story for all monster-loving kids. The
perfect balance of  giggles and shivers will keep you under your covers, and you'll soon be
sleeping soundly.
Hardcover, 32 full color pages, ages 4-8
ISBN 9780979974625, April 2009
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AWARDS & HONORS
Scholastic Book Club Selection
Alabama Camellia Award WINNER 2010-11
Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award WINNER 2011
California Young Readers Medal WINNER 2011-12
Connecticut Charter Oak Children's Book Award nominee 2011-12
Georgia Picture Storybook Award WINNER 2011-12
Mississippi Magnolia Children's Choice Award list 2012-13
Nebraska Golden Sower Award 2011-12 2nd place winner!
Nevada Young Reader Award WINNER 2011-12
South Dakota Prairie Bud Award 2011-12 3rd place winner!
Virginia Reader's Choice Award Primary WINNER 2012-13
Washington Children's Choice Book Award  2010-2011 2nd place winner!
Wyoming Buckaroo Award  2011-12 2nd runner-up!
Iowa Regional Goldfinch Award WINNER 2009-10
Storytelling World Award Honor Book 2010
Indie Next Kids' Pick, summer 2009
a Mock Caldecott Honor book on Dr. Quinn's Book Blog
a NSW Premier Reading Challenge Book in Australia
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