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  • Monster

    Walter Dean Myers

    Paperback (Amistad, May 1, 2001)
    Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me. MONSTER.FADE IN: INTERIOR COURT. A guard sits at a desk behind Steve. Kathy O'Brien, Steve's lawyer, is all business as she talks to Steve.O'BRIENLet me make sure you understand what's going on. Both you and this king character are on trial for felony murder. Felony Murder is as serious as it gets. . . . When you're in court, you sit there and pay attetion. You let the jury know that you think the case is a serious as they do. . . .STEVEYou think we're going to win ?O'BRIEN (seriously)It probably depends on what you mean by "win."Sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon is on trial for murder. A Harlem drugstore owner was shot and killed in his store, and the word is that Steve served as the lookout.Guilty or innocent, Steve becomes a pawn in the hands of "the system," cluttered with cynical authority figures and unscrupulous inmates, who will turn in anyone to shorten their own sentences. For the first time, Steve is forced to think about who he is as he faces prison, where he may spend all the tomorrows of his life.As a way of coping with the horrific events that entangle him, Steve, an amateur filmmaker, decides to transcribe his trial into a script, just like in the movies. He writes it all down, scene by scene, the story of how his whole life was turned around in an instant. But despite his efforts, reality is blurred and his vision obscured until he can no longer tell who he is or what is the truth. This compelling novel is Walter Dean Myers's writing at its best. 2000 Coretta Scott King Honor Book, 2000 Michael L. Printz Award, 1999 National Book Award Finalist, 01 Heartland Award for Excellence in YA Lit Finalist, 00-01 Tayshas High School Reading List, and 00-01 Black-Eyed Susan Award Masterlist 2000 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA), Hornbook Fanfare 2000, Michael L. Printz Award 2000, 2000 Coretta Scott King Award Author Honor Book, 2000 Quick Picks for Young Adults (Recomm. Books for Reluctant Young Readers), and 2000 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)
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  • Love Monster

    Rachel Bright

    Board book (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Dec. 23, 2014)
    A board book version of Rachel Bright's #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller Love Monster―perfect for little handsLove Monster is a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it's hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you're a googly-eyed monster. And so, Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is. His journey is not easy―he looks high, low, and even middle-ish. But as he soon finds out, in the blink of a googly eye, love can find you when you least expect it.
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  • Love Monster and the Last Chocolate

    Rachel Bright

    Hardcover (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Dec. 15, 2015)
    When Love Monster comes home from vacation, he discovers a box of chocolates on his doorstep. He knows he should share it with his friends, but what if there's none left for him after everyone has a piece? What if they take his favorite-the double chocolate strawberry swirl? And even worse-what if the only piece left is the coffee-flavored one? Ick! In the end, Love Monster learns that sharing with friends is the sweetest treat of all.
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  • Love Monster and the Perfect Present

    Rachel Bright

    Hardcover (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Oct. 14, 2014)
    Everyone in Cutesville is excited for the most special day of the year: Present Day! Love Monster goes on a hunt for the perfect gift for his special someone, but as it turns out, finding the perfect gift is not easy. And the only thing worse than a not-perfect present is no present at all. But Love Monster soon comes up with the idea for the best gift ever―one that comes straight from his furry heart.
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  • Monster: A Graphic Novel

    Walter Dean Myers, Guy A. Sims, Dawud Anyabwile

    Paperback (HarperAlley, Oct. 20, 2015)
    A stunning graphic novel adaptation of Walter Dean Myers's New York Times bestseller Monster.Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story about Steve Harmon, a teenager awaiting trial for a murder and robbery. As Steve acclimates to juvenile detention and goes to trial, he envisions how his ordeal would play out on the big screen.Guy A. Sims, the acclaimed author of the Brotherman series of comic books, collaborated with his brother, the illustrator Dawud Anyabwile, in this thrilling black-and-white graphic novel adaption of Monster.Monster was the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award recipient, an ALA Best Book, a Coretta Scott King Honor selection, and a National Book Award finalist. Monster is also now a major motion picture called All Rise starring Jennifer Hudson, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Nas, and A$AP Rocky.Fans of Monster and of the work of Walter Dean Myers—and even kids who think they don't like to read—will devour this graphic adaptation.
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  • Love Monster

    Rachel Bright

    Hardcover (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Dec. 24, 2013)
    Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.Love Monster is a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it's hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you're a googly-eyed monster. And so, Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is. His journey is not easy―he looks high, low, and even middle-ish. But as he soon finds out, in the blink of a googly eye, love can find you when you least expect it.Look out for Love Monster and the Perfect Present, coming in Fall 2014.
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  • Love Monster and the Scary Something

    Rachel Bright

    Hardcover (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Aug. 9, 2016)
    It's way past bedtime o'clock in Cutesville . . . . but somebody can't sleep. The harder he tries to nod off, the more wide awake Love Monster is, and the later and darker and spookier it gets. When he hears a rustle rustle, then a creeeak, scuffle-shuffle BUMP, he's just sure there's a hungry, scary something on its way to get him. So Love Monster musters up his courage . . . . and discovers that the something scary isn't so scary after all. It's just his friend coming to pay Love Monster a visit. Turns out Love Monster's pal couldn't sleep, either.
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  • Monster

    Walter Dean Myers

    Paperback (Thorndike Striving Reader, Jan. 1, 2020)
    Large Print�s increased font size and wider line spacing maximizes reading legibility, and has been proven to advance comprehension, improve fluency, reduce eye fatigue, and boost engagement in young readers of all abilities, especially struggling, reluctant, and striving readers.
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  • Monster: A Graphic Novel

    Walter Dean Myers, Guy A. Sims, Dawud Anyabwile

    Hardcover (HarperAlley, Oct. 20, 2015)
    A stunning graphic novel adaptation of Walter Dean Myers's New York Times bestseller Monster.Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story about Steve Harmon, a teenager awaiting trial for a murder and robbery. As Steve acclimates to juvenile detention and goes to trial, he envisions how his ordeal would play out on the big screen.Guy A. Sims, the acclaimed author of the Brotherman series of comic books, collaborated with his brother, the illustrator Dawud Anyabwile, in this thrilling black-and-white graphic novel adaption of Monster.Monster was the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award recipient, an ALA Best Book, a Coretta Scott King Honor selection, and a National Book Award finalist. Monster is also now a major motion picture called All Rise starring Jennifer Hudson, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Nas, and A$AP Rocky.Fans of Monster and of the work of Walter Dean Myers—and even kids who think they don't like to read—will devour this graphic adaptation.
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  • Monster

    Walter Dean Myers

    Library Binding (Thorndike Striving Reader, Jan. 1, 2020)
    Large Print�s increased font size and wider line spacing maximizes reading legibility, and has been proven to advance comprehension, improve fluency, reduce eye fatigue, and boost engagement in young readers of all abilities, especially struggling, reluctant, and striving readers.
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  • Monster Munch!

    Matt Mitter, Sue Hendra

    Board book (Reader's Digest, Aug. 3, 2010)
    What kinds of monsters are lurking in your house? Meet the pot and pan-eating kitchen monster, the tool-eating basement monster, and all their friends inside this fun, interactive book. Punch out the snack pieces from behind the cover and ";feed"; the hungry monsters throughout the story by opening the zipper mouth and slipping the pieces in. When mealtime is over, store the pieces in the pouch on the last page or put them back in their original places to start the fun all over again! SAMPLE TEXT: The monster in the sewer? To be kind, he's simply yucky! He'll eat a bug­€”some slime€”a slug€” a helpless rubber ducky. The monster in our dark garage complains and howls all night, unless he's fed a skate or sled or work boots€”left and right.
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  • Monster

    Walter Dean Myers, Guy A. Sims, Dawud Anyabwile

    Library Binding (Turtleback Books, Oct. 20, 2015)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
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