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ABC Book by CB Falls
Also Known as Rowan Pohi by Ralph Fletcher
Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
Blackout by Connie Willis
The Blessing Way (audio) by Tony Hillerman
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault
Comets, Stars, the Moon and Mars by Douglas Florian
Dying for Chocolate (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson
From a Changeling Star by Jeffrey A. Carver
Gemini Bites by Patrick Ryan
If Rocks Could Sing by Leslie McGuirk
Imagine a Night by Sarah L. Thomson and Rob Gonsalves
Introduction to Joyous Cooking 200th Anniversary Edition by Heather Lindsey
Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Mark Tidd in the Backwoods by Clarence Budington Kelland
Mio, My Son by Astrid Lindgren
Monkey Food by Ellen Forney
The Monster Princess by DJ MacHale
Navajo ABC by Lucy Tapahonso
The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz
One Boy by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
The Road to Oz by Kathleen Krull
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
Thirteen by Remy Charlip
Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend by Carrie Jones
Twin Spica 05 by Kou Yaginuma
The Window of Time by Richard Matheson
The Z Was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for The Monster Princess

The Monster Princess 06/01/12

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)The Monster Princess by DJ MacHale and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger is a picture book that appeals to both my princess loving daughter and my monster loving son. Lala, is a talented Rugabee. She, though, is disatisfied with her life underground, especially when there is a castle full of princesses so near by.

So Lala decides to become a princess. She manages to convince the princesses to help her. She's loaned a dress and invited to the ball. She, though, hasn't had enough practice dressing in such fancy attire and things don't go well for her.

Although the ball isn't a success, Lala manages to get herself together and redeem herself. She's able to put her unique skills to use to save the princesses and find her place.

Alexandra Boiger's illustrations are really cute. Lala is an adorable monster child. Her underground home, while not Lala's favorite, still is homey and inviting.

Recommended by This Purple Crayon

Four stars

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