The ultimate collection of Monster Books for Kids! We’ve handpicked the best picture books about monsters that are loving, caring, and packed full of imagination for your child.
Let’s get started with over 60 Monster Themed Children’s Books to read all year long!
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Monster Books for Kids
One popular topic to read with kids is MONSTERS. It invites their imagination to create pretend worlds and tackle some of their own fears. These featured monster books talk about emotions, bedtime, making friends, manners, and even a little not-so-scary monster fun.
I read so many books to find you the best books about monsters for kids.
Many of the books selected are funny children’s books starring silly, lovable monsters.
This monster book list includes monster picture books, monster book series, monster books for Halloween, monster early readers, and even monster board books.
You can read monster-themed books throughout the year, not just at Halloween.
Are you ready to read with these marvelous monsters?
Monster Picture Books for Kids
How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace
The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions by Anna Llenas
There’s a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher
Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley
Hattie and Hudson by Chris Van Dusen
Tickle Monster by Josie Bissett
If You’re A Monster And You Know It by Rebecca and Ed Emberley
The Color Monster Goes to School by Anna Llenas
My Monster Mama Loves Me So by Laura Leuck
Monster Trouble! by Lane Fredrickson and Michael Robertson
Be Mindful of Monsters: A Book for Helping Children Accept Their Emotions by Lauren Stockly
Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters by Jane Yolen
Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters by Jane Yolen
Monster Mess! by Margery Cuyler
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems
The Scariest Monster in the Whole Wide World by Pamela Mayer
How to Talk Monster by Lynn Plourde
Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberley & Anne Miranda
Nighty Night, Little Green Monster by Ed Emberley
Spike, the Mixed-up Monster by Susan Hood
Big Scary Monster by Thomas Docherty
The Monster Who Lost His Mean by Tiffany Strelitz Haber
Monster Math by Anne Miranda
If Your Monster Won’t Go To Bed by Denise Vega
Birthday Monsters! by Sandra Boynton
Mind Your Monsters by Catherine Bailey
Go to Bed, Monster! by Natasha Wing
I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle (Little Green Books) by Alison Inches
Some Monsters Are Different by David Milgrim
Monsters Play… Counting! by Flavia Z. Drago
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Monsters Love Underpants (The Underpants Books) by Claire Freedman
Quit Calling Me a Monster! by Jory John
My Big Bad Monster by A. N. Kang
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Eat Pete by Michael Rex
Have You Seen My Monster? by Steven Light
My Monster and Me by Nadiya Hussain
The Monster Next Door by David Soman
The Monstore by Tara Lazar
Monster Party! by Annie Bach
Monster Park! by Annie Bach
Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks
Monster Halloween Books
Halloween can be such a fun time to read books with kids. We’ve handpicked some of our favorite monster books that are Halloween focused for you to read this October.
Many include our favorite monster with Frankenstein books for kids.
Ten Little Monsters by Mike Brownlow
Monster Mash by David Catrow
Groggle’s Monster Halloween by Diana Murray
Crankenstein by Samantha Berger
Trick or Treat, Crankenstein by Samantha Berger
A Crankenstein Valentine by Samantha Berger
Frankenstein – Kid Classics: The Classic Edition Reimagined Just-for-Kids! by Mary Shelley
That Monster on the Block by Sue Ganz-Schmitt
Frankenstein by A.H. Hill
Frankenstein Doesn’t Wear Earmuffs! by John Loren
Does Frankenstein Get Hungry? by John Solimine
Pig the Monster (Pig the Pug) by Aaron Blabey
Universal Monsters Little Golden Book (Funko Pop!) by M. D. Brundlefly
The Monsters on the Broom by Annemarie Riley Guertin
Don’t Push the Button! A Halloween Treat by Bill Cotter
It’s Halloween, Little Monster by Helen Ketteman
Monster Trucks by Anika Denise
Book Series with Monsters
There are several monster books that are part of a series of monster books. Confession… I love a good book series especially when it includes a monster character that we all LOVE! Personally, I found my own children and students would try their best to read them more often and pay closer attention to their beloved monster friend.
Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright
Love Monster by Rachel Bright
Love Monster and the Scary Something by Rachel Bright
Love Monster and the Perfect Present by Rachel Bright
Go to School, Little Monster by Helen Ketteman
Goodnight, Little Monster by Helen Ketteman
It’s Halloween, Little Monster by Helen Ketteman
Monsters Love School by Mike Austin
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin
Monsters Love Cupcakes by Mike Austin
Monsters, Inc. Little Golden Book by RH Disney
M Is for Monster by RH Disney
Welcome to Monsters, Inc.! by RH Disney
Monster Needs His Sleep (Monster & Me) by Paul Czajak
Monster Needs Your Vote by Paul Czajak
Monster Needs His Sleep by Paul Czajak
Monster Needs a Party by Paul Czajak
Monster Needs a Christmas Tree by Paul Czajak
The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
The Monsters on the Bus (Sesame Street) by Sarah Albee
Another Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll
How I Met My Monster by Amanda Noll
Hey, That’s MY Monster! by Amanda Noll
Monster Early Reader Books
Do you have a beginning reader at your house? We’d suggest taking a look at some of these monster themed early readers.
Boo on the Loose (Disney/Pixar Monsters, Inc.) (Step into Reading) by Gail Herman
Little Monsters (Disney Monsters at Work) (Step into Reading) by Nicole Johnson
A Monster is Coming! (Step into Reading) by David L. Harrison
No More Monsters for Me! (I Can Read Level 1) by Peggy Parish
Monsters VS. Aliens: Team Monsters (I Can Read: Level 2) by Gail Herman
Monster School: First Day Frights (I Can Read Level 2) by Dave Keane
Monster Board Books
I wanted to include a few options for babies and toddlers for monster books. Here are my top picks and can be fun for siblings to read together too. Headspace worked with Sesame Street to create a whole series of books for Monster Meditation which are so helpful for building social skills.
Never Touch a Monster! Board book by Rosie Greening
Pop Up Peekaboo! Monsters Board book by DK
Don’t Push the Button!: A Funny Interactive Board Book For Kids by Bill Cotter
Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed by Bill Cotter
Being Patient with Cookie Monster: Sesame Street Monster Meditation by Random House
Getting Ready for Bed with Elmo: Sesame Street Monster Meditation by Random House
Time to Focus, Grover!: Sesame Street Monster Meditation by Random House
A Change of Plans for Elmo!: Sesame Street Monster Meditation by Random House
Try, Try Again, Two-Headed Monster!: Sesame Street Monster Meditation by Random House
Time for School, Rosita!: Sesame Street Monster Meditation by Random House
Calm Monsters, Kind Monsters: A Sesame Street ® Guide to Mindfulness by Karen Latchana Kenney
Monster Songs for Storytime
Start off your monster storytime with these adorable monster songs for kids!
- Five Little Monsters Jumping On The Bed | Super Simple Songs
- Monster Shuffle Dance Song | The Learning Station
- Monsters Stomp Around The House – The Kiboomers
- Going on a Monster Hunt – The Kiboomers
- There’s A Monster In My Tummy | Super Simple Songs
- Monster Moves (Dance-A-Long) | Koo Koo Kanga Roo
- Monster Mash (Dance Along) | KIDZ BOP Kids
Monster Themed Book Activities
Sneak a little learning into your monster fun with these monster themed activities focused on early learning development.
- Monster Science Lab
- Monster ABC Fun with Sidewalk Chalk
- Monster Alphabet Craft
- Monster Themed Name Necklace
- Monster Math Activities
- Monster Games for Kids
- Gruffalo Themed Activities
Understanding Childhood Fears and Monsters
Have you ever wondered how monsters under the bed became a common childhood fear?
The reality is that fears are a normal, healthy part of childhood development. They help children learn to make sense of the world around them and develop coping skills to last a lifetime. Here are some tips for understanding kids fears.
Children between ages 3 and 8 have a growing awareness of death and their own vulnerability. They feel small and powerless in a big world that is sometimes confusing and frightening. On top of this, many children have vivid imaginations, which can contribute to their fears.
Monsters become a tangible symbol for everything that feels confusing, frightening, or threatening.
To help your child with their fears you can…
- Begin by acknowledging your child’s fears
- Encourage them to draw pictures of the monsters they imagine and to talk together about them
- Help your child play with his fear through role play
Books can help with some of these feelings of fear for a child. We hope this monster books list helps.
Children’s Books about Monsters
This list highlights the popular Monster Books that kids love. Did your favorite make this monster book list? If not leave me a comment below so I can add it to our book list!
Look for more spooky books for Halloween? These monster books go well with our top book picks about Witches, Spiders, Bats, Ghosts, and Pumpkins
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