Books by A. J. Cosmo

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"Magical words and beautiful illustrations make this a perfect bedtime story," we said of The Monster That Ate My Socks when we featured this children's author's work in March 2015. A.J. Cosmo's stories are crafted to help parents teach their children simple everyday lessons in an easy to understand manner. By artfully marrying beautiful illustrations and language, children are challenged to explore his magical worlds.

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Much Ado About Puffins
by A. J. Cosmo
***New Enhanced Edition, Now With Full-Screen Images!*** "Green spoons are all the rage!" shouted Samuel, who kept up on all the trends. Every puffin toddled off to find a green spoon of his or her own, but one puffin, Gertrude, never had any luck finding the right fluff . . . Fully illustrated picture book, 27 pages, for early readers
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Somewhere Eselwesel: E is for Eselwesel (Monsters A to Z Book 10)
by A. J. Cosmo
Sam is on vacation with his family and is looking for a friend. He encounters an Eselwesel, a creature that roams around by hanging on cars, and quickly befriends it. However, as the vacation carries on, the laughs start to fade and Sam realizes that his friend might not really be a friend after all. Somewhere Eselwesel teaches a moral...
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Billy the Coral Snake
by A. J. Cosmo
Billy the coral snake wanted a friend, but no matter how hard he tried, he never could find one. What was so wrong with Billy? 2k words, 10 illustrations, full color, best suited for 2nd to 3rd graders
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Bread N' Butter: Private Rye
by A. J. Cosmo
Something's rotten in the kitchen that always stinks. Luckily there's Bread and Butter, Private Rye, to wok the streets and keep the bad eggs in check. When a sweet stalk of broccoli comes to Bread with her troubles the duo finds themselves in a stew of intrigue. Do they have what it takes to solve the case or will they wind up toast?...
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The Imagibles 2: Snarl the Brave
by A. J. Cosmo
Join the Imagibles in their second adventure! Snarl the Brave leads the pack as the kids battle a shadowy monster that threatens their neighborhood. 7.5k words, 7 color illustrations, a chapter book recommended for boys 2nd grade and up
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The Dream Deliverer
by A. J. Cosmo
What if you could guide a character through their decisions? What if you could go back and explore what would happen if they made a different choice? With over sixteen endings and countless paths, The Dream Deliverer is unlike anything you've read on the Kindle. From A. J. Cosmo, the writer and illustrator of the best selling "The...
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M is for Me-Me (Monsters A to Z Book 3)
by A. J. Cosmo
Not all monsters are sweet; some are scary, or worse, selfish! For weeks, Jerry had noticed things missing, but it wasn't until his best friend Chuck lost the T.V. remote that they met the monster stealing their stuff. Do the boys have what it takes to stop the most selfish monster of them all? The Monsters A to Z series gets scary in...
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C is for Closet Creep (Monsters A to Z Book 5)
by A. J. Cosmo
Is something keeping you awake? Maybe there's a monster in your closet! Malcolm is just trying to get some sleep, but noises from the closet are keeping him awake. Does the creature want to eat him? Maybe. Or does the monster just want a friend? The fifth book in the Monsters A to Z series is a story about making an unusual friend in a...
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Fufar the Christmas Monster
by A. J. Cosmo
There's a monster that hides under Santa's sleigh who eats presents and causes dismay and if he visits your house, you'll wish he'd had just stayed away! A short, fanciful, and mischievous Christmas poem by A. J. Cosmo. 10 pages, 9 full color illustrations, for 2nd grade and below
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The Little Bleeble
by A. J. Cosmo
Is your child special? What if they were different? Mr. and Mrs. Bleeble always wanted a child, but what they got was nothing like they expected. So when the little Bleeble couldn't live up to his parent's dreams, he decided to run away... A bedtime story about acceptance and parental love for early readers. 42 pages, 21 full-color...
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N is for Nonslense (Monsters A to Z Book 7)
by A. J. Cosmo
What’s a boy to do when he meets a monster that makes no sense? The last few nights at home, Peter McBrody had been accused of doing all sorts of strange things. Floors had been painted with flour, bed linens had been eaten, and milk floated in the sink. "It's not me," Peter said. "Then who do you suppose did it?" asked his mother....
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Monster Manuel's Field Guide to Neighborhood Monsters
by A. J. Cosmo
Kid's refuse to go outside? Has the wonder of the world seemed to have slipped away? Join Monster Manuel as he explores the everyday monsters that live all around us. Filled with interactive information, engaging activities, and a touch of whimsy, Monster Manuel's Guide to Neighborhood Monsters is sure to delight and engage your little...
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Inkbats: I is for Inkbat (Monsters A to Z Book 9)
by A. J. Cosmo
It’s the big wedding day and Ian’s new mother has a stark warning for him: “Don’t make any messes or it’s off to boarding school for you!” Unfortunately, Ian has a habit of making messes and all that muck attracts the Inkbats, colorful monsters that love to fling slime. To make matters worse, Ian’s new step-sister Lola...
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G is for Garden Grouper: Mia's New Garden (Monsters A to Z Book 4)
by Valeria Arcas Almudi, A. J. Cosmo
Mia doesn't know what to think of her new home in the country. Her father is always gone, and her mother is so busy with chores, but her new garden holds a secret: her flowers have eyes; and her garden, and her family, will never be the same. The fourth book in the "Monsters A to Z" series is a sweet tale of friendship and faith in the...
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A is for Aarghmonth (Monsters A to Z Book 1)
by A. J. Cosmo
Blaaaarghpffft! What's a kid supposed to do when a monster decides to Blaaaarghpffft! his ears off? Follow one boy's adventure as he tries to Blaaaarghpffft! handle a Blaaaarghpffft!! that won't stop Blaaaarghpffft!!! A. J. Cosmo has expanded the Monsters A to Z universe with "A is for Aarghmonth" the first in the Monsters A to Z...
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The Lighthouse Orphanage
by A. J. Cosmo
Lots of things was ashore the Lighthouse Orphanage: toys missing their parts, bikes missing their wheels, and every once in a while, a little boy missing his memories. 4.5k words (24 pages), 7 full color illustrations, perfect for 2nd graders and up
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Dax's River: D is for Dock Diver (Monsters A to Z Book 12)
by A. J. Cosmo
A little girl nearly drowns in the river but is rescued by a strange monster. Fearful of humans, the monster soon learns that a good friend can be a lifesaver. The 12th book in the Monsters A to Z series tells a story of friendship in unexpected places, conquering your fears, and standing up for yourself. This short read is easy to...
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I Don't Want to Go to School
by A. J. Cosmo
Joey doesn’t want to go to school and he has a whole list of far-fetched reasons to stay home. Can his mom convince him that he might enjoy school after all? Perfect for anxious new first graders or returning second graders, this teacher-designed, principal-approved book is sure to get your child excited for their first day!
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Soaked
by A. J. Cosmo
Do You Know How To Defeat A Bully? What would you do if the school bully puts a price on your head? That’s just what happened to Aiden after he stood up to save his best friend. Now the whole neighborhood is after him. Will he be able to defeat the bully and make it home safe? Inside this page turner you’ll find a captivating...
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El Monstruo Se Comió Mis Calcetines (Spanish Edition)
by A. J. Cosmo
¿Qué pasa con todos los calcetines que se pierden? ¡Se los comen los monstruos por supuesto! Los niños en segundo, tercero, y cuarto grados les encantarán la escritura comprensiva y los dibujos coloridos. (3 mil palabras, 7 dibujos)
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The Monster That Ate My Socks (A Perfect Bedtime Story)
by A.J. Cosmo
What happens to all those socks that go missing? Monsters eat them of course! 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders will love the easy to understand writing and the colorful illustrations! (3K words, 7 illustrations)
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My Babysitter is a Monster
by A. J. Cosmo
Sean's babysitter insists that he stay in his room, but there's a monster under his bed! What can Sean do? 4 full color illustrations, 3,500 words, recommended for ages 6 and up
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The Monster That Ate My Socks 2
by A. J. Cosmo
What's been eating textbooks? Monsters of course! When the adults at the school take notice, it's up to Alex and his best friends to figure out why the monster's changed their diet before they all get discovered! 5k words, 7 color illustrations, perfect to read with you 6-9 year old! About the Author: A.J. Cosmo's stories are crafted...
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Monsters A to Z
by A.J. Cosmo
Monsters are everywhere! Do you know that monsters lurk in the shadows? This fun and imaginative book takes a whimsical trip through the alphabet, describing the monsters behind everyday problems! Discover what steals your keys, burns out your lights, eats your candy, and makes your hair stand on end! Your world will never be the...
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The Monster That Ate Our Keys
by A. J. Cosmo
What happens to all the things that gets lost around the house? Monsters eat them! When dad was running late for work, and I had to get to school, a strange orange monster thought it would be a great time to eat our car keys. 3k words, 6 color illustrations, perfect for emergent readers!
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Jolly Jingrel Christmas (Monsters A to Z Book 12)
by A. J. Cosmo
Jolly the Jingrel wants to find the best Christmas present for his mom. However, after collecting from the humans, Jolly’s siblings take all of the good stuff for themselves and Jolly is left with nothing but an old silver crayon. Will Jolly find the perfect gift for his mom? Or maybe, just maybe, will he learn what the holiday is...
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Walla Walla Throatgulla (Monsters A to Z Book 13)
by A.J. Cosmo, J. Donnelly
Little Margaret’s mother is a real estate agent trying to sell a house on the cold New England shore. Margaret was told not to go in the attic, and of course she doesn’t listen, and soon wakes up the reason the house sat unsold: a monster lives there. It’s a loud, ugly creature, that delights in screaming at people until they run...
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Quiggle's Querty (Monsters A to Z Book 11)
by A. J. Cosmo
Something is bothering the scientist at night. A monster, a trickster, a scribbler's delight. It covers the walls with squiggles and writes "Quiggle was here" by the pale moon's light. But the scientist has a plan, as strange as it seems, to teach the Quiggle a lesson to not draw on things. Quiggle's Querty is the 11th book in the...
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Nuts: Every Family is a Little...
by A. J. Cosmo
What’s the worst part of being in a family of squirrels?   They drive you nuts! Hop along with Wally as he braves dinner disasters, bossy grown-ups, confusing cousins, and a less than perfect gift exchange to learn that there's more to his family's nutty holidays than opening presents. With heart-warming conversations and vivid...
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I Don't Want to Go to Work
by A. J. Cosmo
Isn’t it time the kids read you a bedtime story? Feel stuck in a dead end job? Do you dread going to work the next day? Do you hate traffic? Then here’s a kid’s book just for you. This follow up to “I Don’t Want to Go to School” turns bedtime reading on its head because it’s not for your children, it’s for you....
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Bread N' Butter: Trouble in Take-Out Town
by A. J. Cosmo
More mystery! More drama! More puns! Bread N’ Butter are back and tastier than ever! Trouble’s brewing in the Kitchen as the fridge fills with leftovers. Take-Out Town, a place unfit for honest, home-made food, is the only spot left with running water when the cities’ water reservoir goes missing. It’s up to Bread N’ Nutter...
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Poop
by A.J. Cosmo
Poor Liam. On the very first day of fifth grade, in a strange new town, and a large new school, he interrupts everyone to bolt out and into the girl’s bathroom. There, down in the far stall, in pain from a horrible stomach condition, he meets a new friend: Poop. The cheery little guy says he’s there to help Liam through a tough time...
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Bread N' Butter: The Wolf of Roll Street (Bread N' Butter Book 3)
by A.J. Cosmo
After the crushed carton of officer Half & Half shows up in the Brita water reservoir, detective Bread Wonder, Private Rye, sets off to find out who trashed him. What he uncovers is enough to bring the whole city down and the truth might just cost him his partner, Butter, or even his life! Help Bread crack the case in "The Wolf of Roll...
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