- Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of 2014
- Finalist for the 2014 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award
The Monstore is a one-stop shop for all your monsterly needs in this enormously funny story that’s full of friendly, kooky creatures.
At the back of Frankensweet’s Candy Shoppe, under the last box of sour gumballs, there’s a trapdoor. Knock five times fast, hand over a bag of squirmy worms, and you can crawl inside The Monstore.
The Monstore is the place to go for all of your monsterly needs. Which is perfect, since Zack definitely has a monsterly need. The problem? His pesky little sister, Gracie, who never pays attention to that “Keep Out” sign on Zack’s door—the one he has made especially for her.
But when Zack’s monsters don’t exactly work as planned, he soon finds out that the Monstore has a few rules: No Refunds. No exchanges. No exceptions.
“Debut author Lazar takes readers to an underground emporium…firmly in the scary-cute vein of Monsters, Inc.”
~ Publisher’s Weekly
“Humorous writing [and] giggle-worthy lines.”
~ School Library Journal
“Burks’ wacky primary-colored illustrations lend a festive air…and early readers will love the comic book-style snippets of conversation.”
~ Newark Star Ledger
“Bright, bold & full of fun, this one will have your little one reading through it over and over, absorbing new details every time.”
~ Mom.me Review
- Make a MONSTORE glow-in-the-dark monster light (by Eric VanRaepenbusch)
- Check out my MONSTER MASH Pinterest board of crafts
- List of 100+ Fictional Monsters
- Create your own MONSTORE monster (PDF):