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.

Five Days Until Book Release: The Lullaby Monsters

Hi Guys! I’m glad you’re here and I can hardly believe there’s only 5 days to go until the book release for THE LULLABY MONSTERS! I hope you’ll enjoy meeting all the characters and getting a peek into their world.

Meet Brio!

  • Name: Brio (means zest)
  • Age: 4 years
  • Birthplace: Castletown
  • Hobby: Hosting Tea Parties
  • Greatest Fear: Darkness
  • Favorite Food: Monster Size Smoothies
  • Favorite Lullaby: The Three Little Monsters
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 2020

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll come back on June 30th when the giveaway begins. You’ll get a chance to win a signed copy of the book and some free book swag! All that PLUS two more new release picture books for summer reading!!

You are welcome here any time! Feel free to leave a comment. Have a wonderful day!

The Lullaby Monsters are Coming Soon!

Hello and welcome! This is an exciting day for me as I just received a positive progress update from my editor and book designer. My early chapter book, THE LULLABY MONSTERS, is so close to the finished product! We are only one month away from the Book Birthday!

We felt the book needed more artwork and we were able to get some gorgeous new images done including some extras for stickers and book plates! So now if you sign up for Cindy’s Book News, you will find out how to receive a book plate like this one. While supplies last.

Book Plate Sticker 2 x 3 inches

THE LULLABY MONSTERS is an early chapter book designed for children ages 5-8 years. It will appeal greatly to children who love the suspense of a ghost story and who are ready for a story a bit longer than a typical picture book.

For those of you familiar with the FROG AND TOAD series by Arnold Lobel, this book has similar short chapters with smaller images throughout. The difference is that I’ve made the book larger so that if you are reading the book aloud to a group of children, it will be easier for them to see the artwork in the larger format. It is closer in size to CHARLIE AND MOUSE by Laurel Snyder and could be described as a picture book/chapter book hybrid.

CHARLIE AND MOUSE

The book was originally titled KELSEY AND THOMAS MEET THE LULLABY MONSTERS but that felt too long. Still, the book features sister/brother duo, Kelsey and Thomas as well as the Lullaby Monsters.

THE LULLABY MONSTERS with Kelsey and Thomas by Cynthia Mackey and Paula Nasmith

Synopsis:

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

Thanks for stopping by! Get ready for a countdown to release and a giveaway coming up in June and July. Get the back story on all the characters!

Leave a comment and I will reply to you. Have a wonderful day.