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Sterling Children’s Books – Christmas 2017

Sterling Children’s Books

We Wish For a Monster Christmas
The Bear Who Didn’t Want to Miss Christmas

My boys always get something to read under the tree at Christmas time. It is very important to me to share my love of books with the boys, and new reads for Christmas morning are a must. This Christmas, We Wish For a Monster Christmas and The Bear Who Didn’t Want to Miss Christmas will find their way underneath our tree.

We Wish For a Monster Christmas

by Sue Fliess
illustrated by Claudia Ranucci


We wish for a furry monster,
a big, hairy, scary monster,
our own stomping, chomping monster,
for Christmas this year!

Dear Santa: please bring us a MONSTER for Christmas! This hilarious parody of the traditional carol We Wish You a Merry Christmas stars two siblings who want something just a little more special than the usual toys for the Christmas gift. Mom and Dad refuse – so they appeal to a higher power: Santa!

Since they’ve been good all year, Santa delivers … but having a monster in the house may not be all it’s cracked up to be. The monster turns their playroom to rubble and causes tons of trouble … now what will they do? Delighted readers will sing along with the merry song in WE WISH FOR A MONSTER CHRISTMAS (Sterling Children’s Books, October 2017).

Sue Fliess has published over 20 children’s books throughout her career. Her books have been used as curriculum tools in schools and in museum educational programs. She has a background in copywriting, public relations, and marketing and her articles and essays have appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Writer’s Digest, Education.com, and more. Sue lives in Northern Virginia. Learn more about her at suefliess.com and follow her on Twitter at @SueFliess!

Claudia Ranucci runs a small Spanish publishing house in Madrid, on top of being a designer and illustrator. Her illustration work has been published in France, Portugal, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Brazil.

The Bear Who Didn’t Want to Miss Christmas

by Marie Tibi
illustrated by Fabien Öckto Lambert



Poor little bear! he’s supposed to hibernate – but if he does, he’ll sleep right through Christmas! What can he do?

Winter is coming, and it’s time for little bear to settle in for his long cold-weather nap. But that means he won’t get to celebrate Christmas with his woodland friends, and he’s very sad. Can his pals find a clever way to help him join in the fun?

This heartwarming, holiday picture book captures the festive spirit of Christmas and the beauty of friendship.

Marie Tibi worked in education before becoming a children’s book writer. Her previous books, published in France, include La Petite Poule Moustachue, Mimi La Petite Croche, and Le Grand Petit Explorateur.

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Buy It!

We Wish For a Monster Christmas and The Bear Who Didn’t Want to Miss Christmas are both available to purchase wherever Sterling Children’s books are sold.  Suggested Retail Price is $16.95 US/$19.95 CAN each.

Win it!

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The Prize: One (1) reader will win both books mentioned in this post: We Wish For a Monster Christmas and The Bear Who Didn’t Want to Miss Christmas.

There will be ONE (1) Winner

Eligibility: Canada and USA

End Date: December 11th 2017

Please note: Prizes are NON-TRANSFERABLE unless otherwise stated.

Good Luck!

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Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-23. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, and binge watching Netflix.

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  1. jan

    I just love the IN THE WILD A Lift-the-Flap Book! It looks fabulous.

  2. Allie f

    ‘Whose Bottom in the Wild”

  3. Cathy Oppedisano

    EXOTIC FRUIT By Huy Voun Lee (Author) interests me and I think the kids will also enjoy it. It’ll give us ideas for our next grocery shopping trip.

  4. Irene Eichler

    We love animals .. so I would choose THE CAT’S MEOW Baby’s First Book of Animals

  5. Kate Hearn

    My kiddo loves Dino’s, so cap’n Rex and his crew would be good

  6. Janet M

    I think she would really like Little Wolf’s Song.

  7. Another book I like is THE CAT’S MEOW

  8. Shannon Cook

    Kind of love the book Almost Everybody Farts. Having all grandsons, this book would be too much fun!

  9. Sarah alexis

    They are so cute! i love the looks of Whose Bottom – In the Wild!

  10. Are we there yet?

  11. Fatima Naveed

    My daughter will love it

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  12. Lisa H

    Light Up The Stars is another picture book that interests me.

  13. Marilyn M

    Nights night sleep tight

  14. Silvia D

    another I like is…My First Hockey Book

  15. Linda Klages

    The Wind in the Willows

  16. Charity Cram

    DON’T FEED THE BEAR is a book that looks really cute too!

  17. HEIDI C.

    My little guys would love Whose Bottom – In the Wild!

  18. Tammy Dalley

    I would love Nights night sleep tight

  19. Heather Swanson

    The cat’s meow

  20. Siu

    Whose Bottom in the Wild

  21. marie s

    I would love to read big little hippo.

  22. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    THE BUS GOES TOOT, TOOT, TOOT! My grandchildren practically drove us all mad with this, now to let the same happen in Germany where 4 more grandchildren live. 🙂

  23. Karine

    I like the book The Cat’s Meow! Thanks

  24. Wendy

    The Cat’s Meow is what I would pick

  25. Catherine L.

    My youngest granddaughter would really enjoy ” A Sunny Summer’s Day “.

  26. Darci Paice

    What a great bunch of reads! I think Moo Moo what are you would be great!

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  28. Darlene Schuller

    I really liked “Getting Ready for School” .. that’s always such a big step in life, for parents and for children.

  29. Wendy Jensen

    I visited Sterling Books and another picture book that interests me is called LEARN WITH ME! NUMBERS.

  30. beth

    The Cat’s Meow looks cute.

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  32. Nancy

    I also like the picture book What’s On Your Plate? .

  33. savanah b.

    the Anne of green gables book.

  34. John Smith

    “Beauty and the Beast” from Sterling looks good!

  35. Dianne G.

    My grandchildren like to do crafts so I think they would all enjoy the book Make Your Own Christmas Cards and Decorations.

  36. Whose Bottom? In the Wild looks pretty droll.
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  37. Elaine R

    I think my young grandsons would enjoy the book Brilliant Bugs by Chorkung.

  38. Vicki Wurgler

    Rex’s Big Day Out book looks cute

  39. Maryanne

    “Mom and Dad Go to Work! ” looks cute!

  40. Tanis

    The Cat’s Meow would be another great book!

  41. Laurie P

    Exotic Fruit looks fun and interesting!

  42. Julie

    I think my daughter would enjoy A SUNNY SUMMER’S DAY!

  43. Sab Edwards

    https://www.sterlingpublishing.com/9781910706268/ BLACK & WHITE: PETS…this would be nice for Dylan

  44. Tiff Cho

    i like the book THE CAT’S MEOW 😀

  45. Elizabeth Robinson

    I would also like to have The Cats Meow.

  46. Lesley F

    I would like Terri’s First Flight

  47. Amber Y

    I wouldn’t mind reading the book Opposite World with my daughter and my nieces.

  48. Cheryl K

    All of The books look great. I think my niece would love any of them but I think she’d love “Whose bottom in the wild,” since she loves animals.

  49. Carolle H

    Baby Dinosaurs would be my choice 😉

  50. Amanda Neilson

    My daughter is a bookworm and I think she’d love Treasure Island!

  51. sarah

    My daughter loves.cats so she would probably enjoy The Cats Meow. Thanks

  52. Chandra O'Connor

    Dress Like Mommy book looks sweet

  53. olga

    I like Terri’s First Flight!

  54. I think my kids would love the cats meow.

  55. Sunshine G

    Terri’s First Flight looks cute!

  56. Linda

    I also like But the Bear Came Back by Tammi Sauer and Dan Taylor.

  57. Tara Liebing

    I think the book Little Wolf’s song sounds cute.

  58. nicole a

    My girls are obsessed with cats right now so I would choose the cat’s meow

  59. Julie G

    The Boat is Blue would be a great choice for my wee grandson.

  60. KellyPC

    Almost Everybody Farts & The Cats Meow would be awesome!

  61. Mary Chapman

    A Walk Through The Woods looks really cute

  62. stephanie

    Whose Bottom in the Wild

  63. tammy ta

    Another book that interests me is The Cat’s Meow.

  64. Monique L.S.

    We would like the “My Body” book.

  65. Jackie Hinds

    I have young grandchildren who would like these books. Always looking for new ones to give.

  66. Caryn Coates

    I would love to have IN THE WILD A Lift-the-Flap Book!

  67. Marlene J

    I’d ABC Birds, we love wildlife in our home.

  68. Wanda B

    Another picture book I’d love is “Whose Bottom” In the Wild” by Lisaa Stubbs.

  69. My granddaughter loves books and reading
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  70. Tara Gauthier

    I think my daughter would really like would really like Little Wolf’s Song!

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