WoW #11 & May Monster Madness 2013 – Day 5

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week:



How to Make Friends and Monsters
by Ron Bates
Expected publication: August 7th 2013
Genre: Children’s Fiction

Pre-order on Amazon

Some Friends Are Just Worth Making For Howard Boward, science genius, making friends in middle school is hard. The other kids have more fun creatively expanding Howard’s name than actually hanging out, as in How-weird or How-Lame. . So, why not actually make a friend? A little wonder putty, some DNA, a few accidentally spilled chemicals and—boom!—instant friend. Monster friend, that is. Franklin ends up being cool in middle school, and he helps Howard climb the uber-popular ladder, becoming How-Cool. But the new fame and friendship isn’t exactly everything Howard hoped. Turns out real friendship might not be so simple, even when you create your own friends from scratch.

Why I’m waiting…

Uh, super nerd creating his own friends with “a little wonder putty, some DNA, and a few accidentally spilled chemicals?” Yeah, this is going to be a super fun read! And it just so happens to fit into the May Monster Madness blog hop. Perfect. 🙂


What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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  • Ben Ellis

    Gives new meaning to the term, “You can pick your friends”!

    Sounds great!

    Here’s my day V MMM at Design du Jour.

  • Awww, this one looks super cute! I can see why you’re waiting! 😉

    Stopping by with my MMM’S Carmen Jenner Author and Book Me!

    Happy Hopping! =D

  • Sounds like a cute read…thanks for sharing. Here’s


  • Awes, this sounds soo good. I am always trying to find books that my kids will enjoy, and this is right up my daughter alley. Thanks for sharing it.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s WoW

  • Totally cute. And a great tale to show that friendship is not such an easy thing to “make.”

  • This sounds totally cute and one I think my kids would like. Nice pick!

    My WoW

  • Great choice! it sounds cute : )

    my WOW and giveaway

  • That one sounds super cute. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by!!

    Bonnie @ Sweet Tidbits

  • This one looks like lots of fun! My kids are into anything monster, so it will be a hit, I’m sure.

  • Evalina

    Could be a great read about creating friendships. Good luck with the book!

    Evalina, This and that…

  • This sounds great..hey lets gather up the supplies and try to create some eye candy! My WoW

  • I love this! I don’t read children’s for myself BUT I do read it with my son and I’m going to see if my library is going to get this in – I’ll have to but a big ‘ole bug in their ear 😉

    pst… I’m bloglovin’ ya now – your site is beautiful!!!

    • How old is your son? I hope he loves it! You’ll have to let me know 🙂

      Thank you so much, Kristin.

  • This sounds very cute! I wish my daughter was just a tad bit older so we could read it together. Thanks for sharing!

  • Myra White

    What a cute sounding book! Children’s novels are always a bit of fun! 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

  • Aww, that book sounds cute! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books