A tactile, touch-and-feel book all about monsters!
I See a Monster!
Author: Laurie Young
Publisher: Intervisual/Piggy Toes
Monsters with skins of different textures play hide-and-seek.
Author: Barney Saltzberg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A touch and feel book introducing words which name textures associated with various animals such as scratchy cat, velvety cow, and rubbery fish.
Presents textured pictures of seasonal items typical of autumn and Thanksgiving, along with the word for each item. On board pages.
"Ladies and gentletrucks! Get ready to touch and feel the rough roads and safety cones of Axle City with Blaze and the monster machines!"--Page  of cover.
A Monster Calls
Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: Candlewick Press
NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting-- he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.
Jeremy Draws a Monster
Author: Peter McCarty
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Alone in his room, Jeremy draws a monster. But then the monster wants lunch! As his creation takes over, Jeremy begins to wonder how he will ever get rid of the monstrous nuisance. He entertains his unwanted guest all day, but enough is enough. Jeremy finally draws him a bus ticket out of town! With a sure artistic touch and more than a dose of humor, Peter McCarty cleverly blurs the line between his own drawings and Jeremy's, and in doing so subtly questions the line between reality and imagination.
With fun pictures about the hot Summer holiday season, this is an engaging book to share with babies and toddlers. There pictures of cold ice-cream, the hot sun, the sandy beach and more to look at, and the pages have different touch-and-feel textures, which little fingers will love to explore.
Don’t Push the Button!
Author: Bill Cotter
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
There's only one rule in Larry's book: don't push the button. (Seriously, don't even think about it!) Even if it does look kind of nice, you must never push the button. Who knows what would happen? Okay, quick. No one is looking... push the button. Uh, oh.
Full of fun pictures which celebrate the arrival of the magical winter season, this is an engaging book to share with babies and toddlers. There are pictures of a jolly snowman, sparkling snowflake, a winter forest and more to look at, and the pages have different touch-and-feel textures, which little fingers will love to explore.
The Monster's Daughter
Author: Michelle Pretorius
Publisher: Melville House
Somewhere on the South African veld, 1901: At the height of the Boer War, a doctor at a British concentration camp conducts a series of grim experiments on Boer prisoners. His work ends in chaos, but two children survive: a boy named Benjamin, and a girl named Tessa … One hundred years later, a disgraced young police constable is reassigned to the sleepy South African town of Unie, where she makes a terrifying discovery: the body of a woman, burned beyond recognition. The crime soon leads her into her country's violent past—a past that includes her father, a high-ranking police official under the apartheid regime, and the children left behind in that long ago concentration camp. Michelle Pretorius’s epic debut weaves present and past together into a hugely suspenseful, masterfully plotted thriller that calls to mind Lauren Beukes’s The Shining Girls and Tana French’s The Secret Place. With an explosive conclusion, it marks the emergence of a thrilling new writer. From the Hardcover edition.
The Making of a Monster
Author: Gail Petersen
Publisher: Open Road Media
Her move to Los Angeles was supposed to restart her life. But with one quick bite, it is her death that has been begun. A chance meeting with a mysterious stranger has transformed this conventional wife into a creature that prowls the dark streets desperate to quench her need for blood. Impervious to the night, she joins a rock and roll band and searches among those lost souls for companionship, always feeling like she does not belong. Caught between loathing her new self and losing touch with whom she once was, Kate is a soul torn between loathing and longing. Facing a bloody struggle, Kate at last embraces her vampire nature . . . and only then does the mystery of immortality explode.
That's Not My Monster
Author: Fiona Watt
Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited
This delightful series of board books is aimed at the very young child. The bright pictures, with their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and language awareness. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the textured patches.
Introducing Story Vision - an innovative new format that brings children's favourite books to life. The package includes the classic title The Monster at the end of this book starring everyone's favourite Sesame Street resident - Grover.As well as the original book, there is a DVD in a special pop out tray. The read-along DVD brings the pages of the book to life with special animation and voice over.
Don't Touch This Book!
Author: Bill Cotter
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Larry the lovable monster from Don't Push the Button! is back with another hilarious, interactive adventure! I know what you're thinking: this is a pretty cool-looking book. But... DON'T TOUCH THIS BOOK! (Don't even try it, bub.) Okay, okay. You can touch, but you can only use ONE finger. Whoa. How'd you do that? Larry is a loveable monster, but he has trouble sharing. It's up to you to show him how it's done!