The Monstore

The Monstore Cover

The Monstore

By Tara Lazar; James Burks (Illustrator)

Aladdin Paperbacks, Hardcover, 9781442420175, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 2013

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 the 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.

About the Author
Tara Lazar wished there was a Monstore when she was a kid so she could ve spooked her pesky little brother. Her mischievous imagination led her to write picture books, and she founded PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month). She lives in New Jersey with her husband and her two daughters. Visit for stories, giveaways, and contests for kids of all ages (like Tara!).

James Burks started drawing as a little kid and hasn t stopped since. Along the way he s written and illustrated some books of his own, including "Gabby and Gator," "Beep and Bah," and "Bird and Squirrel on the Run." James lives in southern California with his two little monsters."