Thursday, January 9, 2014

Book Review Thursday: When the Monsters are Quiet

1st grade reading level children's book. Phonemic awareness and reading comprehension strategies are in the back of the book so parents can get their kiddos star readers!

Title of Book: When the Monsters are Quiet  
Author: Alicia Lloyd                    
Illustrator: Amy Rottinger
Publisher: Halo Publishing, Int.
ISBN Number: ISBN 13: 978-1-61244-219-8
Genre: Children
Publication Date: January 2014
Page count: 25
Price: $11.95

Synopsis of book: This friendly book is a fun way children can start to become proficient readers by reading about one of their biggest worries- bedtime! This book is a reminder to never be afraid of your monsters and has helpful hints for parents to help their children by exploring with early reading strategies at home.  

My Thoughts: I really liked how the author at the end of the book put together a parent/teacher skill page to use with children. This is such an added bonus for educators and homeschooling parents or just those who like to have that extra learning experience in the home. 

My daughters loved this story. The related to the little boy and how his over active imagination was getting the better of him as he heard things in the quiet house. This is a fun bedtime story and also has a double message, that we shouldn't let any little monsters into our lives (while sleeping or awake). There are a lot of opportunities to sit and talk with your child before and after reading this story.

Places available for sale: Halo, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Author Bio: Alicia Lloyd is a senior at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and is working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Grades Preparation (PK-4) and Special Education. She has a strong passion for working with children and loves to write! Alicia lives in Oxford, Pennsylvania surrounded by her wonderful friends and family. 

You can find out more about Alicia Lloyd, her book and World of Ink Author/Book Tour at

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