Title: The Monstore
Author: Tara Lazar
Illustrator: James Burks
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
"At the back of Frankensweet's Candy Shoppe, under the last box of sour gum balls, there's a trapdoor. Knock five times fast, hand over a bag of squirmy words, and you can crawl inside THE MONSTORE."
Why I liked it: I love the idea of a store where a kid can buy a problem solving monster. Ms. Lazar has taken a universal problem of nosey siblings and added a fun twist sure to give kids delightful ideas of how to solve their own pesky problems.