Reference Section: Monster Needs a Costume Contest!

| October 25, 2013 Add Your Comment »

Monster Needs Costume HelpGive Monster some ideas of what to wear for halloween by showing off what you’re dressing as! The best costume will receive a FREE copy of Monster Needs a Costume written by Paul Czajak and illustrated by Wendy Grieb! And there are other prizes, too. You can find our review of Monster Needs a Costume here. See the official rules from the Scarletta Website below:

Monster really does need a costume for Halloween! Can you help him out? Show off what your children are wearing this year by entering the online Monster & Me™ Costume Contest between Monday, October 28, and Friday, November 1.

Submit pictures of your kids’ Halloween costumes and be entered to win a Monster & Me™ book and t-shirt!

  • Overall Best Costume winner receives a book and a t-shirt
  • Special categories (Best group, Scariest, and Funniest) each win 1 t-shirt
  • AND all entrants receive a 30% discount to use for the book or the t-shirt on the Scarletta website

How to enter: Like the Monster & Me Facebook Fan Page & send a message to the page with your photo, name, email, twitter account (if applicable), and special category consideration (if applicable).

Entry rules:
1. Entrants must preside in the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and outlying territories.
2. Entries must be received between 9:00 AM Central Time, Monday, October 28, and 10:00 AM Central Time, Friday, November 1.
3.Winners will be selected at 12:00 PM Central Time Friday, November 1.



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Picture Book of the Week: Monster Needs a Costume

| October 25, 2013 Add Your Comment »

Monster Needs a CostumeRemember Fancy Nancy? Remember how it started with some hardcover picture books, then branched out to easy readers, sticker books, coloring books, and a series of chapter book mysteries? Do you remembering walking through Target and staring in amazement at an entire row filled with Fancy Nancy toys, dolls, games, and all sorts of other paraphernalia? Of course you do – because it was last weekend. Well, Nancy, prepare yourself for a more testosterone-filled compliment. Monster has arrived.

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Story Time: Halloween

| October 23, 2013 Add Your Comment »

Here’s how we celebrated Halloween during Story Time at our library.

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Picture Book of the Week: Chicken Cheeks

| October 19, 2013 Add Your Comment »

Chicken CheeksOf all the picture books my family has given out as gifts, not one has received more feedback, all positive, than Chicken Cheeks, by Michael Ian Black. Black, a veteran of all forms of comedy (stand-up, writing, acting) has put together an exceedingly clever and consistently comical list of names for animal bottoms (see the title). Kevin Hawkes delicately illustrated this 50 word tome with the respect and grace this subject matter undoubtedly deserves.

Chicken Cheeks is rated Buy Two! (One for You, One for a Friend)

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Picture Book of the Week: Cat Nights

| October 11, 2013 Add Your Comment »

Cat NightsAlthough Cat Nights isn’t explicitly about Halloween, it’s about a 263-year-young witch (named Felicity). Felicity has been counting the days until this milestone birthday because as everyone knows, when a witch turns 263, she is finally allowed to turn herself into a cat. However … a witch may only turn into a cat 8 times in her life … for if she turns into a cat for the 9th time, she will never turn back into a human (er.. witch). While Felicity’s older sisters (Wanda, Willa, and Woo) try to guide Felicity as best they can, Felicity just loves being a cat … and Felicity must make the tough decision of whether or not she wants to remain a witch or a cat.

Cat Nights
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Renew It Again & Again!

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