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Series Cover Reveal: The Woodlot Monster Mysteries + a Sweet Treat!

Hello, readers, writers, and monster fans, too! We have a BONUS blog post today! I'm excited to reveal the covers of all six books in The Woodlot Monster Mysteries, authored by me (Heather Macht) and illustrated by the amazing Alice Brereton. This chapter book series features less-common monsters, and promotes #girlpower, friendship, detective work, and teamwork. Take a peek and be on the lookout - The Woodlot Monster Mysteries is coming out with ABDO in December 2022 in both hard cover and paperback!

Book 1: The Peculiar Pawprints

When Mr. Clark discovers that something has drained the blood from his chickens, Finley and Eva decide to investigate! They follow a trail of peculiar pawprints into the woods, and soon uncover a beast and her cubs...who all just so happen to be hungry. YIKES! Will Finely and Eva be able to help Mr. Clark ward off any other chicken-related mishaps?

Book 2: The Frozen Vegetables

Finley wakes up to find snow outside one sunny, July morning. All the crops in her neighborhood are frozen solid, too. How can this be? She and Eva set out to investigate and soon discover a not-so-abominable yeti whose touch turns everything to ice! Can they think of a way to help Yeti find food, so he doesn't freeze their town each time he's hungry?

Book 3: The Sniffles and the Apples

Finley and Eva find a trail of apple cores leading into the woods. They soon uncover an alicorn with a bad case of the sniffles! ACHOO! Even though Finley's mom has a strict no-pet rule, she and Eva know they must help the alicorn feel better. Hopefully Finely's mom won't find out she has an alicorn spending the night in her room.

Book 4: The Stolen Backpack

Finley and Eva decide to take a swim one afternoon when suddenly a swamp creature, with a love for reading, steals Finley's backpack! What gives?! Will the swamp creature return Finely's backpack? Most importantly, will Finely and Eva help him cure his hunger for reading?

Book 5: The Batty Birds

When Finley and Eva built a birdhouse, and sprinkled the insides with bird seeds, they were certain some happy birds would make it their home. Instead...they find a note stuffed inside the birdhouse demanding better treats! Are the birds in their neighborhood completely batty, or could another creature have left the note?

Book 6: The Shooting Star

As Finley and Eva are counting shooting stars one night, a glowing green object zooms across the sky and crashes into their woods. That was NO shooting star! Finley and Eva head to the woods the next morning to investigate and find a space capsule with two glowing-green girls inside...that look exactly like them! How is this possible?! Can Finley and Eva help their newfound shape-shifting friends make it home?

Want to know one of the best parts about the series? Each book contains fully illustrated spreads with emphasized text! Check out the below!

Spread from Book 1: The Peculiar Pawprints

Spread from Book 2: The Frozen Vegetables

Thanks SO much for celebrating this cover reveal with me. Now, it's time for a special TREAT!

I've got a spook-tastic treat to share! I'd love to give a special school/classroom/library a signed copy of the Peculiar Pawprints, PLUS a free 25-minute virtual author visit/reading of the book!

Teachers, Librarians, and Parents: Like and Retweet this post on Twitter and comment below for a chance to win a Virtual Author Visit for your (or your kid's) school! The winner will be announced on or about November 4th.

*Note: Book giveaways will be shipped in the US only.

Reminder: Those who leave a comment on all posts will be eligible to win one (1) of ten (10) Rate Your Story Speed Passes.

About Heather Macht:

Heather Macht, author of THE WOODLOT MONSTER MYSTERIES (ABDO, 2022), + more, is an active children's author who has been creating wild stories since the third grade! She earned a degree in fine arts from Florida State College at Jacksonville and holds a career as an I.T. professional and a full-time mom. Macht’s an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, is the Owner/Creator of #SeasonsOfKidLit, and is a volunteer judge for Rate Your Story. Macht is happily married and lives with her husband, kids, dog, and pet snake in sunny Florida. When she's not writing, she dwells in poetry and picture books, and enjoys helping small creatures in need, painting beach scenes, and watching scary movies.

For more about Heather, check out the below links:

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