Do your little ones like monsters? There are so many great monster books about silly, funny, sweet, and non-scary monsters. Monster picture books are fun to read during a monster theme, around Halloween time with monster lovers or if your little one is asking questions about monsters. Enjoy our monstrous list of monster books for kids.
Monster Books for Kids
More Resources for Little Book Lovers
The best way to encourage a love of reading is to provide kids with many opportunities to engage with a wide variety of books that are of interest to them. That’s why we share so many books lists on Fantastic Fun and Learning. We want to make it easy for you to find great books your kids will love. Over the years we’ve also discovered some helpful tools for connecting kids and books.
Digital libraries are one very handy way to do this. Epic! is one of our favorite online libraries. It’s full of over 25,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more for kids 12 and under…and it’s free for educators. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Book Boxes are another fun way to get kids excited about reading. What kid doesn’t love to get a special delivery in the mail?! The crew over at Bookroo finds the best little known books that you won’t already have in your library, and they send them to you each month. Take a peak inside a Bookroo Box here.
Book-Based Activities are also a lot of fun for kids. Jodie over at Growing Book by Book has saved us all a ton of time and created a full year of Book-Based Activity Calendars so that you can extend the fun with a special book each week.
FIND EVEN MORE MONSTER THEME ACTIVITIES IN OUR PRINTABLE LESSON PLANS
FOR HOME PRESCHOOL AND PRESCHOOL CLASSROOMS.
The Monstore by Tara Lazar
The Monstore was Little Bit’s favorite monster book by far; we read this book so many times. Zack wants to stop his pesky sister, Gracie, from bothering him in his room, but every monster he buys only makes things worse. This is a fun read for kids and adults.
Spider Sandwiches by Claire Freedmon
Spider Sandwiches is a silly and gross book about all the things that Max eats. He loves things like fish-eye cheese and bug burgers. Kids will love to read all the things that Max will eat and see the oh so interesting food.
When an Alien Meets a Swamp Monster by Cornelius Van Wright
In When an Alien Meets a Swamp Monster, Alik and Boi meet and are terrified of each other. This is a hilarious story of how scared two boys are of each other until they realize they share similar interest.
Big Bad Bubble by Adam Rubin
Big Bad Bubble is a silly story that I absolutely love. In monster land, bubbles appear out of nowhere and the monsters are terrified of them. As the author talks to the monsters, they realize that bubbles might not be that bad. If you haven’t read this book you should.
Go to Bed, Monster! By Natasha Wing
Go to Bed, Monster! tells the story of Lucy who does not want to go to bed and instead draws a monster that she can play with. Lucy and the Monster have so much fun until Lucy gets tired but Monster is not ready for bed. Little Bit loves this book, and for kids that are reluctant to go to bed this will be a fun read.
Love Monster by Rachel Bright
In Love Monster, Monster is looking for someone that will love him just the way he is. Monster is so sweet and cute that you can’t help but fall in love with him. You can also find Love Monster in Love Monster and the Perfect Present and Love Monster and the Last Chocolate.
Don’t Play with Your Food! By Bob Shea
In Don’t Play with Your Food, Buddy the monster wants to eat the bunnies but instead plays with them. He loves playing with them until he realizes they can’t be eaten. I love that Buddy discovers that the bunnies are his friend and we don’t eat friends.
Mommy’s Little Monster by Dawn McNiff
Tiny Troll loves his mommy and doesn’t want her to go to the party without him. This is a sweet story that includes lots of yucky monster things, like mudmilk. If your little one has a hard time when you leave, this might be a good book for them.
Nighty Night, Little Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Nighty Night, Little Green Monster is another book from the author of Go Away, Big Green Monster and Glad Monster, Sad Monster. Each page adds to Little Green Monster’s face and then he disappears again as he gets ready for bed.
Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters by Jane Yolen
In Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters a day at the park is not very different from our day at the park. I love the illustrations, there are so many things happening on each page that look very familiar to a normal day at the park.
Socksquatch by Frank W Dorman
Socksquatch lost his sock and is on the hunt for a new one. I enjoyed how simple this story was and the other monsters he meets as he looks for a new sock.
Jane & Mizmow by Matthew S. Armstrong
Jane & Mizmow is a sweet story of a girl and her monster friend. Like real friends they love to play together but sometimes they fight too. The story has a great ending that reminds readers how important friends are.
Some Monsters Are Different by David Milgrim
Some Monsters Are Different is a sweet book that shows even monsters are different from each other. The pictures and text are simple and the lesson is perfect for little ones.
Monster, Be Good! by Natalie Marshall
Monster, Be Good! tells you just what to do when you are left in charge of monsters. Throughout the book the same rules that kids hear from parents and teachers are used for monsters, like the rule “take turns”. The book is very colorful and fun to look through.
Did our monster list scare you or make you laugh? What monster book does your little one love?
More Monster Fun
Practice making monster faces with this invitation to create monsters on mirrors.
Once you’ve had some practice, try creating a permanent monster with this creative monster art.
PRINTABLE MONSTER THEME LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
The full Monster Theme Lesson Plan Pack also includes:
1) Monster Calendar (or general number) Cards
2) Uppercase Monster Letter Cards
3) Lowercase Monster Letter Cards
4) Color Matching Monster Mats and Activity Pieces
5) Counting Monster Mats (1-10)
6) Roll and Count Monster Math Game Boards (6 versions)
7) Feed the Monster Templates
8) Monster Munchies Beginning Sound Cards
9) Number Cubes (6 versions) for Monster Math Activities
10) Roll-A-Monster Creative Art Activity Pieces and Game Cube
11) Monsters’ Healthy Choices Recording Sheet
12) Monster Hourse Beginning Sound Sort
13) Monster Number Cards(0-35)
14) Where Do Monsters Live Book Making Guide and Printable Pages
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Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.