I Will Fight Monsters for You

Author: Santi Balmes
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497692756
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Two little girls—one human and the other a monster—are afraid to go to sleep for fear of what’s living under their beds. This beautiful and humorous tale is a perfect bedtime story for anyone who is afraid of (or wants to become friends with) a monster! This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

Even Monsters Have Manners

Author: Janna King
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497667648
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Eight monster pals living in the town of Freaksterville reveal that they are surprisingly polite. In the Even Monsters series, we discover that remarkable manners are just one way these monsters are just like us! Rollicking verse and crazy cute monsters doing what monsters do come together to help underscore lessons about behavior.

The Monster on the Road Is Me

Author: JP Romney
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9780374316556
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

It starts with the crows. When you see them, you know he’s found you. Koda Okita is a high school student in modern-day Japan who isn’t very popular. He suffers from narcolepsy and has to wear a watermelon-sized helmet to protect his head in case he falls. But Koda couldn’t care less about his low social standing. He is content with taking long bike rides and hanging out in the convenience store parking lot with his school-dropout friend, Haru. But when a rash of puzzling deaths sweeps his school, Koda discovers that his narcoleptic naps allow him to steal the thoughts of nearby supernatural beings. He learns that his small town is under threat from a ruthless mountain demon that is hell-bent on vengeance. With the help of a mysterious—and not to mention very cute—classmate, Koda must find a way to take down this demon. But his unstable and overwhelming new abilities seem to have a mind of their own... J.P. Romney's The Monster on the Road Is Me is a darkly comic debut novel about the unexpected strength we find when we are tested beyond our limits.

Monsters Mind Your Manners

Author: Elizabeth Spurr
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781480494626
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Look out, children, here they come, bringing pandemonium! Lock doors and windows, run and hide. Do not let these creeps inside! Colorful monsters invade home and school! Shocked and dismayed children react to the crazy—and sometimes disgusting—practices of rude—and sometimes goofy—monsters. But the monsters are on the losing end when they miss out on the best part of bedtime.

Heroes Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Author: Bernard Evslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453264485
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The bestselling compendium of ancient Greece’s timeless tales and towering figures of mythology from a classics expert. The world of Greek mythology contains some of the most exciting and imaginative stories ever told. In Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths, bestselling author Bernard Evslin shares his passion for these fabulous tales and the eternal themes they so beautifully express. In this accessible overview, you’ll get to know the iconic gods, heroes, and tragic figures: Zeus, the all-powerful king of the gods; Hera, his cunning and jealous wife; King Midas, whose touch could turn anything into gold; the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his own creation; and many more. With each story, Evslin brings new life to these legendary characters and the magical world they inhabit. Translated into multiple languages, and with more than ten million copies sold, this invaluable resource has become a classic in itself.

Mazes and Monsters

Author: Rona Jaffe
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504008440
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Genre: Fiction

Part thriller, part love story, Mazes and Monsters is a spellbinding novel about a group of college students in the 1980s who use a fantasy game as refuge from their personal, emotional, and social problems. Based loosely on the “steam tunnel incidents” of the 1970s, the four friends—Kate, Jay Jay, Daniel, and Robbie—eventually take their game too far when they decide to live-action role-play in the caverns near their college campus. What follows is terrifying and unexpected, as each character dives deep into the darkest part of their mind, those forbidden places where our most menacing truths lie.

Monsters of Greek Mythology Volume Two

Author: Bernard Evslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497667075
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The gods, heroes, and monsters of Greek mythology come wondrously alive in this second volume of Bernard Evslin’s award-winning series Book two of Bernard Evslin’s extraordinary work opens with the story of Hercules, the strongest man on Earth. Son of a mortal woman and Zeus, feared and hated by Zeus’s wife, Hera, Hercules is condemned to twelve labors in which he must fight the world’s most terrifying monsters. It seems that the world’s mightiest hero may have met his match against the Hydra, a beast with one hundred heads that spew lethal poison. Other tales feature Atlas, the Titan condemned to bear the world on his shoulders; the hideous gorgon Medusa, who turns men to stone; the half-man, half-bull Minotaur; the Sphinx; and many more. Greek myths come to thrilling life in these timeless stories of love and revenge, sorcery and enchantment, in which gods and demigods, mortals, fiends, and demons battle between good and evil. It is a world where bushes become bears, the four winds go to war, and the Nemean Lion and giant crab Cancer strike terror into the hearts of all.

Monsters of Greek Mythology Volume One

Author: Bernard Evslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497667068
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This first volume of Bernard Evslin’s award-winning series introduces the monsters, demons, gods, and heroes of Greek mythology Athena, wise and powerful daughter of Zeus, is the most feared of all the goddesses. Poseidon, the “earth shaker,” rules the sea with his thunderous wrath. Each wants to control Olympus absolutely. Obsessed with destroying Poseidon, Athena summons her crows by day and owls by night to spy on his vast water realm. The long-simmering feud spawns a multitude of monsters, the most terrifying of which is the brass-headed colossus Amycus. This classic work features a sprawling cast of gods and mortals waging battle on land and by sea, from Zeus to the Titan god Prometheus, from Hades, who guards the gates of hell, to Circe, immortal weaver of spells, to the great war chief Ulysses, who sails in search of his long-lost home. Monsters of Greek Mythology brings to life fearsome creatures like giant, flame-spitting wingless dragons, a spider named Arachne, goats and swordfish endowed with magical properties, and the Cyclopes—one-eyed male and female goliaths even more powerful than the Titans.

Monsters of Celtic Mythology

Author: Bernard Evslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497667044
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In his quest for revenge, a Celtic hero must outwit an ice-breathing dragon and an evil, shape-shifting sorceress Yards shorter than his brothers and sisters, Celtic giant Finn McCool is the runt of the litter. Still, he is eager to fight evil and is consumed by the need to avenge his father’s murder. Thwarting his mission is Drabne of Dole, who can change shape at will. Also known as the Fish Hag and the Winter Witch, she fiercely guards her underworld terrain, keeping a watchful eye on the Salmon of Knowledge, lest he try to teach ignorant creatures what they have no right to learn. Now she is scheming to destroy Finn, who has just been given a precious gift by the Thrig of Tone, himself imprisoned in the wicked sorceress’s spell. Finn will need all his courage and cunning to outwit Drabne and lay a trap for Goll McMorna, the war chief who slew his father. On his journey from boyhood to manhood, Finn meets an ancient wizard, an ice-breathing dragon, and a fiend named Vilemurk, among others, in this imaginative retelling of one of Ireland’s most enduring myths.

Monsters of Norse Mythology

Author: Bernard Evslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497667013
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A young boy must slay Fafnir, a shape-shifting ogre who has transformed himself into a dragon Fafnir lives with his family in a fortress-like house deep in the forest. His father, descended from an archdemon, shares the secrets of the dark arts with Fafnir and his two brothers. Regnir, the eldest, is a deformed dwarf who lusts after gold and relies on his cunning to get it. Hungering only for food, Oter, the middle brother, can transform himself into a bird of prey. The shape-shifting Fafnir desires to be feared, and when Odin, king of the gods, sets a trap with a treasure that tempts every giant, ogre, and dwarf in his domain, Fafnir becomes a dragon. However, he is about to confront an even fiercer rival: a mortal named Siegfried. This adventure-filled Norse myth is a powerful story of magic, curses, doom, and destruction featuring an unlikely hero whose perils are only just beginning.

American Monsters

Author: Derek Landy
Publisher:
ISBN: 0008157081
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre:

The epic conclusion in the mind-blowing supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LANDY, creator of international sensation Skulduggery Pleasant. Bigger, meaner, stronger, Amber closes in on her murderous parents as they make one last desperate play for power. Her own last hopes of salvation, however, rest beyond vengeance, beyond the abominable killers - living and dead - that she and Milo will have to face.For Amber's future lies in her family's past, in the brother and sister she never knew, and the horrors beyond imagining that befell them.

Monster

Author: Robin Morgan
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497678057
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Genre: Poetry

The debut poetry collection from one of feminism’s most passionate voices, with a new preface by the author Well before Robin Morgan was known as a feminist leader, literary magazines published her as a serious poet, and in 1979 she received a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in poetry. Monster, her first collection, originally published in 1972, contains work that will astonish, disorient, and move readers in powerful ways. But Monster is more than just a book; it has become a phenomenon. Written at a time of political turmoil during the birth of contemporary feminism, the title poem was adopted by women as the anthem of the women’s movement; it was chanted at demonstrations and some of its lines became slogans. “Arraignment” stirred an international controversy over Ted Hughes’s influence on Sylvia Plath’s suicide—complete with lawsuits, the banning of this book, and the publication of underground, pirated feminist editions, all of which Morgan reveals in her new preface. From her well-wrought poems in classical forms to the searing energy and poignant lyricism of the longer, later ones, Morgan’s work when it was first released spoke to women hungry for validation of their own reality—and the book sold thirty thousand copies in hardcover alone in its first six months, which was unheard of for poetry. Available now for the first time in years, Monster is an intense, propulsive journey deep into the heart of one of feminism’s greatest heroes.

The Monster Island Trilogy

Author: David Wellington
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504049023
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre: Fiction

The complete “horrifyingly entertaining zombie-apocalypse trilogy” from the author of 99 Coffins and 23 Hours (Booklist). David Wellington combines the scope of World War Z, the end-of-the-world drama of I Am Legend and The Walking Dead, and mixes in a host of ingenious new concepts to take zombie horror fiction to a breathtaking new level. All three volumes of his trilogy are included here, telling the story of humanity’s monumental struggle to survive an unstoppable global army of flesh-devouring monsters. Monster Island: In search of lifesaving medicine, a former UN weapons inspector—accompanied by a squad of female African teenagers, armed to the teeth—ventures into a nightmare New York City overrun by ten million flesh-eating zombies. Monster Nation: In this prequel to Monster Island, a nightmare plague sweeps across western America, transforming humans into cannibalistic living corpses. In his efforts to contain the horror, a Colorado National Guardsman pursues one female victim who inexplicably retains the ability to reason—and possesses remarkable powers that could be the key to humankind’s salvation. Monster Planet: A ravenous army of the dead sweeps across the globe, under the command of a child-monster called the Tsarevich. Armageddon has arrived, and the zombie master, a fiendish sorcerer, and a courageous young woman will determine the ultimate fate of the human race at the original source of the zombie plague. Gripping and gruesome, The Monster Island Trilogy is a feast of horrors for every true zombie fan to savor.

Monsters on Machines

Author: Deb Lund
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152053654
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Construction crew monsters arrive on the scene with tractors, cranes, and grader machines, and after a gruesome site is created as their routine, they straighten it up and leave everything clean.