THE LULLABY MONSTERS have arrived!

Good news! I have book mail!!!

THE LULLABY MONSTERS have arrived. Children will enjoy this hybrid between picture book and early reader with six short chapters. A close sibling relationship, rascally monsters and a stolen music box make for a fun-filled night time adventure. Great for children who are just learning to read.

Get the book! There’s lots of ways to order!! https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781999429300?aff=NetGalley

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-lullaby-monsters-cynthia-mackey/1137302579?ean=9781999429300

Summer Picture Book Giveaway Closes Tonight at Midnight!

Hello and thanks for stopping by! My summer picture book giveaway opened on June 30th and will close tonight, July 15th at midnight Pacific time. So here’s your last chance to enter. What are the prizes, you ask?

Giveaway Prizes:

  • TULIP AND DOUG by Emma Wood and Carla Martel
  • THE LULLABY MONSTERS by Cynthia Mackey and Paula Nasmith
  • BENJAMIN’S BLUE FEET by Sue Macartney
  • LULLABY MONSTERS book swag (stickers, book plates, etc.)

Here’s how to enter:

Leave a comment here on this blog and you will be entered into a random draw. You can also retweet the Twitter post for a second entry. You must be 19 years or over to enter. Winner will be chosen by random draw. Contest closes July 15, 2020 at midnight Pacific time. Good luck!

THE LULLABY MONSTERS: Reviews

Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m happy to share a couple of recent reviews of THE LULLABY MONSTERS for you here. If you are looking for a solid early chapter book for your child, who is a beginning reader, this is a great choice! It also works as a read aloud for younger children. In larger format, librarians and teachers will be able to read to a class.

Kelsey and Thomas must not let those mischief-making monsters get away with their lullaby box. Join them on their adventures!

FLON

Ashley D, Reviewer

Last updated on 13 Jul 2020

My Recommendation

A cute story about missing lullabies and monsters. A fun bed time story for kids! The artwork is simple and cute and the story is short and sweet.  

BRIO

 Carissa T, Reviewer

This is a fantastic story with clear easy-to-understand language that makes a great book for children to read on their own! The story is fun and interesting. The illustrations were wonderful and fun! I received an advanced review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
JAZZ

 Alyssa B, Librarian

Oh those rascally little monsters…I want to see what happens next. Cute story, loved all the repetition between Thomas and the little monsters.
GUNTHER

 Mayu P, Reviewer

Such a cute and beautiful story. And the illustrations are just so adorable and sweet, they are sure to charm young readers. If you’re a parent who wants to buy a book that has beautiful illustrations and very lucid language that is apt for a child. This is the one for you.
TRIXIE

Beckee C, Reviewer

Me and my son (6) read this together, and together we came up with the resting. For me, personally, the story was a bit flat. However, remembering its target audience, asked my son what he thought and he loved it. He found it easy to read, the sentences were nice, easy and not too complex and he loved the repition. Overall, easy 4* from us.
EDWIN

 Colleen S, Reviewer

Monsters are always a good start to a children’s book. Especially when they are a cute and a little mischievous. These monsters were delightful. The story was cute and short and the illustrations were colorful and kept my child’s (3) attention.

THE LULLABY MONSTERS is an early chapter book, great for early readers ages 5-8!

You can order the book now through Indiebound!

Kid Lit Love Picture Book Giveaway! Still time to enter!

Hello and welcome! We’re celebrating so many lovely picture book releases this year and to help us do that we have a summer picture book giveaway for you!

Giveaway Prizes:

  • TULIP AND DOUG by Emma Wood and Carla Martel
  • THE LULLABY MONSTERS by Cynthia Mackey and Paula Nasmith
  • BENJAMIN’S BLUE FEET by Sue Macartney
  • LULLABY MONSTERS book swag (stickers, book plates, etc.)

I can’t wait to send out prizes to the lucky winner. Have you entered the giveaway yet?

Here’s how to enter:

Leave a comment here on this blog and you will be entered into a random draw. You can also retweet the Twitter post for a second entry. You must be 19 years or over to enter. Winner will be chosen by random draw. Contest closes July 15, 2020 at midnight Pacific time. Good luck!

Did You Have a Problem Ordering THE LULLABY MONSTERS?

Hello to my 2.5 Readers! I’m doing this post because THE LULLABY MONSTERS has been showing up as ‘currently unavailable’ on Amazon.com this week… which is my release week. YIKES!

Cookie plate
Tea service in the park

Live and Learn

I got tipped off and discovered the problem, which was that my Canadian pricing was rejected by Ingram Spark. All I had to do was change the book price by 1 penny and voila! Problem solved. I have no idea why it is so finicky but live and learn, I guess.

It still shows as unavailable on Amazon.ca but Canadians can order through Amazon.com and it will ship to Canada. They’re saying only 3-5 days! Yay for that! I’m hopefully that by July 10th it will show as available in Canada as well as it takes about 5 days for the new pricing to take effect.

If you’ve had any problems ordering, please let me know! Local people, I’m waiting for my box to be delivered but you’ll be able to buy them from me soon.

Giveaway!!!

And you can enter my giveaway to win 3 fabulous new children’s books including THE LULLABY MONSTERS up until July 15th. Can’t wait to send out the prize package to the lucky winner!

Happy Book Birthday: The Lullaby Monsters with a Summer Reading Giveaway!

Happy Book Birthday !!

THE LULLABY MONSTERS written by me and illustrated by Paula Nasmith, is now available for you to order. And to celebrate, I’m doing a summer reading giveaway! You’ll receive these 3 books plus THE LULLABY MONSTERS book swag:

Here’s how to enter. Simply leave a comment on this post between June 30 and July 14. You can receive an extra entry by retweeting the post on Twitter and by tagging a friend. You must be over 19 years to win. Winner chosen by random draw. Contest closes July 14 at midnight, Pacific time. Winners will be contacted within 7 days and announced here on the blog!

THE LULLABY MONSTERS is great for children who love a little suspense and are just beginning to read/listen to longer stories. It is produced in a larger format to make it easier to read to a group of children so it will be an excellent addition to your classroom or library.

Spoiler alert: These monsters love to read!

Meet the Characters

Left to right: Kelsey and Thomas; Flon (on ball); Edwin (starry background); Gunther (with ice cream cone); Trixie (on tricycle); Jazz (in paper boat); Brio (with puffy clouds)

Synopsis:

In this night time adventure, Kelsey is always her brother’s hero. She bravely helps with lost teddy bears, scraped knees, and favourite picnic foods. But when Thomas can’t sleep because of the lullaby monsters, Kelsey isn’t sure she can help.  Then Thomas’ precious lullaby box is stolen and Kelsey must face her monstrous fear. In doing so, she discovers that the lullaby monsters are a lot like Thomas.

This book a hybrid between an early chapter book and a picture book and will appeal to those who love Frog and Toad, Charlie and Mouse, or Jack and Annie (Magic Treehouse). Divided into 6 short chapters, it is ideal for children aged 5-8 years who want a slightly longer read-aloud story or are beginning to read for themselves. If your child enjoys ghost stories with a dash of suspense, this will be for them.

Release date: June 30, 2020

How to order:

Go to Indiebound to find a local independent bookstore. Request the book through them. You’ll be supporting a local business at a critical time! Or choose from the list below.

Getting the word out about a new book is challenging for indie authors, so feel free to share this post! Or add the book to your Goodreads list. Requesting it at your library helps too.

Did I mention how much I love book reviews? If you loved the book and you get the chance, I would love it if you could post a review of the book on Goodreads or Amazon. In fact, I will be your new best friend!

Thank you! Have a wonderful day and maybe go and have a piece of cake to celebrate with me. I’d love that.

One More Day Until Book Release: The Lullaby Monsters

Hi Guys! This is it…just one more day until the book release. Thanks for stopping by and getting the back story on each character. I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know them before your book arrives. If you have a favourite, please tell me in the comments.

Meet Kelsey!

  • Name: Kelsey (means fierce and brave)
  • Age: 8 years
  • Birthplace: Fern-wood
  • Hobby: Magic tricks
  • Greatest Fear: Monsters
  • Favorite Food: Cherry Pie
  • Favorite Lullaby: Goodnight Thomas because I sing it every night and Thomas loves it so much.

Meet each character as we do a countdown to the book release! Sign up for my newsletter to find out how to get book marks, book plates and stickers while supplies last.

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THE LULLABY MONSTERS by Cynthia Mackey and Paula Nasmith

Synopsis:

In this night time adventure, Kelsey is always her brother’s hero. She bravely helps with lost teddy bears, scraped knees, and favourite picnic foods. But when Thomas can’t sleep because of the lullaby monsters, Kelsey isn’t sure she can help.  Then Thomas’ precious lullaby box is stolen and Kelsey must face her monstrous fear. In doing so, she discovers that the lullaby monsters are a lot like Thomas.

This book a hybrid between an early chapter book and a picture book and will appeal to those who love Frog and Toad, Charlie and Mouse, or Jack and Annie (Magic Treehouse). Divided into 6 short chapters, it is ideal for children aged 5-8 years who want a slightly longer read-aloud story or are beginning to read for themselves. If your child enjoys ghost stories with a dash of suspense, this will be for them.

Release date: June 2020

I’m also excited for tomorrow because that’s when the giveaway opens and you can enter to win a copy plus two more awesome picture books to go with it, plus book swag. Come by tomorrow to see all the prizes! Leave a comment and you just might win:) Have a wonderful day!

Two Days Until Book Release: The Lullaby Monsters

Hi Guys! Only two more days until the book birthday for THE LULLABY MONSTERS! Yay! And that’s when the giveaway starts so be sure to come back for a chance to win. I hope you’ve been enjoying meeting all the characters and getting a sneak peek into their world.

Meet Thomas!

  • Name: Thomas (means twin)
  • Age: 5 years
  • Birthplace: Fern-wood
  • Hobby: Teddy Bear collector
  • Greatest Fears: Monsters and stormy nights
  • Favorite Food: Jelly Sandwiches
  • Favorite Lullaby: Goodnight Thomas (the one Kelsey sings every night)

We’ve been meeting each character as we do a countdown to the book release! Sign up for my newsletter to find out how to get book marks, book plates and stickers while supplies last.

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THE LULLABY MONSTERS

Synopsis:

In this night time adventure, Kelsey is always her brother’s hero. She bravely helps with lost teddy bears, scraped knees, and favourite picnic foods. But when Thomas can’t sleep because of the lullaby monsters, Kelsey isn’t sure she can help.  Then Thomas’ precious lullaby box is stolen and Kelsey must face her monstrous fear. In doing so, she discovers that the lullaby monsters are a lot like Thomas.

This book a hybrid between an early chapter book and a picture book and will appeal to those who love Frog and Toad, Charlie and Mouse, or Jack and Annie (Magic Treehouse). Divided into 6 short chapters, it is ideal for children aged 5-8 years who want a slightly longer read-aloud story or are beginning to read for themselves. If your child enjoys ghost stories with a dash of suspense, this will be for them.

Release date: June 30 2020

Thanks for stopping by! You are welcome here any time. I hope you’ll join me Mondays for my Kid Lit Love series where I feature new release children’s book from fellow authors and illustrators. There are some great books coming out this year!

Three Days Until Book Release: The Lullaby Monsters

Hi Guys! I’m happy you’re here and can hardly believe there’s only 3 more days until The Lullaby Monsters, my new early chapter book/picture book hybrid is out in the world. I hope you are enjoying meeting the characters one by one. Starting on June 30th, the book’s birthday, there will be a giveaway to celebrate so be sure and stop by here to enter and win 3 great new children’s books for summer reading.

Meet Flon!

  • Name: Flon (means gift of God)
  • Age: 5.5
  • Birthplace: Lullaby Town
  • Hobby: Collecting Comic Books
  • Greatest Fear: Scraped Knees
  • Favorite Food: Monster Pie
  • Favorite Lullaby: Hush Little Monster

Meet each character as we do a countdown to the book release! Sign up for my newsletter to find out how to get book marks, book plates and stickers while supplies last.

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Synopsis:

In this night time adventure, Kelsey is always her brother’s hero. She bravely helps with lost teddy bears, scraped knees, and favourite picnic foods. But when Thomas can’t sleep because of the lullaby monsters, Kelsey isn’t sure she can help.  Then Thomas’ precious lullaby box is stolen and Kelsey must face her monstrous fear. In doing so, she discovers that the lullaby monsters are a lot like Thomas.

This book a hybrid between an early chapter book and a picture book and will appeal to those who love Frog and Toad, Charlie and Mouse, or Jack and Annie (Magic Treehouse). Divided into 6 short chapters, it is ideal for children aged 5-8 years who want a slightly longer read-aloud story or are beginning to read for themselves. If your child enjoys ghost stories with a dash of suspense, this will be for them.

Release date: June 2020

Thanks for stopping by! You are welcome any time. Have a wonderful day!