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Billy and the Mini Monsters – Monsters in the Dark

Series: Young Reading Series 2 Billy and the Mini Monsters: Book 1
By Zanna Davidson


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Selected for the Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Billy is trying to stay awake so the SCARY creatures of the dark won’t come. But then he hears a squeaky little voice and notices some tiny purple footprints. Not only that, SOMETHING has ATTACKED his cheese sandwich. What could it be? An exciting addition to the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially written for readers growing in confidence.

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Book information

Key Stage
Lexile Measure
Book Band
Accelerated Reader level
2.8 LY
ISBN: 9781409593416
Extent: 80 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Melanie Williamson

Author information

Zanna Davidson

Zanna Davidson has written over fifty books for children, both non-fiction and fiction. Her stories for children include the Fairy Ponies, Fairy Unicorns and Billy and the Mini Monsters series for Usborne. She lives in the countryside in a cottage on the edge of some deep, dark woods with two small boys and her scruffy black dog, Fred.


Shortlisted - Sheffield Children's Book Award 2018 (Emerging Reads 7-9 category)

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“Monsters in the Dark”
I liked the book. The best part that I liked was the cheese trap. My favourite monster is Trumpet because he does amazingly cheese powered farts. Espen aged 5.
I shared this book with my class of first and second graders and they LOVED it! They were laughing and very engaged as I read aloud. As soon as I finished they wanted me to read another one. It has age appropriate clean humor. It is a fun book that all my students enjoyed!

Press reviews

“A really clever, funny book. When we see the story from the mini monsters' point of view, the book becomes a cartoon, which is really imaginative and my four year old twins really enjoyed that aspect.”
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