Amanda Noll

Author AMANDA NOLL was born and raised in Canberra, Australia, and moved to the US as a teenager. Amanda writes for children’s magazines including Hopscotch and Family Fun.  I Need My Monster is her first picture book.  She blames her fundamentally twisted sense of humour on either genetics or being raised on a steady stream of Australian humour and science fiction. Amanda lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children. She has a monster under her bed named Gertie!



Amanda Noll, author (US)

Howard McWilliam, illustrator (UK)

I Need My Monster 

120,000 + copies sold in US

Scholastic Book Club selection 

Short animation film made in US

One night, when Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note instead:

"Gone fishing. Back in a week. – Gabe”

What will Ethan do? He needs a monster under his bed. How is he supposed to get to sleep if his monster is gone?  Substitute monsters appear, but none are just right. Herbert's teeth aren't sharp enough, Mack's slobbering induces giggles, Cynthia's tail isn't scary at all, and Ralph has nail polish on his claws!   This will never work! How will Ethan ever get to sleep without his monster?

I Need My Monster is a monster-under-the-bed story for all monster-loving kids.

The sequel will be published in Fall 2016 in the US: I Need My Monster Too.


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