20 Fantastic Kids’ Books About Monsters

Monsters are fantastic figures in children’s literature, regardless of whether they be humorous, figurative, friendly, or spooky. These novels about creatures are ideal for Halloween, but youngsters will adore these so much that they’ll probably read them all year long! Fortunately, there are many excellent choices for kids up to junior high that you can load up on.

  1. & 2. How I Met My Monster and Hey! That’s My Monster by Amanda Noll

A group of vibrant animals unexpectedly shows up in Ethan’s room one nighttime to try out for the role of his private monster. But after getting to know Gabe, Ethan realizes that being with him seems natural.

  1. Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley

For years, small children have used this timeless book to yell their anxieties away. Reading it out will never get old to us!

  1. The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

This kid’s storybook about creatures may be the most sentimental one around! You’re the finest, Grover.

  1. Have You Seen My Monster? by Steve Light

Study about shapes while assisting the central guy in his quest to find a monster hidden in cunning locations within a carnival. After making progress through Have You Seen My Dragon, we enjoyed learning about this children’s novel about monsters.

  1. There’s a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher

Whenever you start this one, get prepared to chuckle out loud. Children are invited to rattle, twist, blast and startle a relentless monster in this dynamic tale.

  1. I Want to Be in a Scary Story by Sean Taylor

An adorable purple monster longs to play the lead in a terrifying tale. Kids will enjoy this funny book, and it’s a great opportunity to discuss the plot.

  1. Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems

Leonardo is awful at playing the part of a frightful monster. Becoming a true friend ends up being far more fulfilling. This perennial classic is a children’s tale about monsters, that is sweeter than terrifying.

  1. My Monster and Me by Nadiya Hussain

The weight of concerns can seem like a monster on top of you. This young man discovers that speaking to his grandmother about his “stress beast” can help him control it. A narrative that will inspire all children.

  1. Monster Trouble! by Lane Fredrickson

The monsters that (allegedly) reside underneath the cot are the scariest for young children. To eventually obtain a nice night of sleep, Winnifred boldly does whatever it takes to eliminate the monsters in her room.

  1. Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott

Since it gets increasingly entertaining with each reading, this children’s book about monsters has long been popular. Each full moon, a young boy welcomes monsters into his father’s hairdresser shop for a new haircut or shaving.

  1. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

This monster-themed children’s book from Britain is a persistent classic. As you know about a warty, wrinkly woodland monster… and the rat who outwits him… children can recite along in rhythm.

  1. Hattie and Hudson by Chris Van Dusen

While many creatures are truly terrifying, some simply get a poor name. Hattie is keen to prove to her village that the large, greenish monster that dwells at the bed of her pond is not anything to be afraid of.

  1. Maurice the Unbeastly by Amy Dixon

Maurice isn’t the beast that his family wants him to be, thanks to his preference for tranquility and his love of greens. They enroll him at the Abominable Academy for Brutish Beasts, but Maurice imparts his students a valuable moral about staying real to oneself rather than training how to be fearsome.

  1. My Big Bad Monster by A.N. Kang

The scariest monster of all might sometimes be self-doubt. With the help of this simple yet profound tale, start critical discussions with children on how to boldly conquer phobias.

  1. Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies! by Megan Lacera and Jorge Lacera

This book is a must-have if you’re seeking children’s novels about monsters that feature undead but aren’t extremely gory. (Bonus: It is also offered in Spanish.) Mo Romero doesn’t find the guts, brains, and “arm-panadas” his folks prepare to be tasty. He, therefore, devises a strategy to persuade his household that vegetables are tasty.

  1. This Book is Full of Monsters by Guido Van Genechten

Half how-to manual, half collection of weird monsters, this immensely entertaining book is both. Keep it handy for times whenever your read-aloud session requires a hilarious, creepy boost.

  1. The Princess in Black series by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

Each book in this beloved young stage series of novels features the monster-slaying Princess Magnolia and her band of courageous allies.

  1. Notebook of Doom series by Troy Cummings

Alexander discovers a journal filled with exquisite drawings of frightening monsters soon after moving to a different place. He quickly assumes command of the Super Secret Monster Patrol (S.S.M.P.).

  1. Monster and Boy series by Hannah Barnaby

This charming fresh line of graphic chapter books is perfect for Pre – k read-alo or reading activities for those who are just beginning to read chapter books. Unusual but incredibly endearing is the connection of a boy with the creature that dwells underneath his bed.

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