34 Scarily Fantastic Kids Books About Monsters

Monsters have long captivated the imaginations of readers young and old, providing just the right blend of terror and fascination. Whether they’re hiding under the bed or lurking in dark forests, monsters can teach valuable lessons in facing fears, building courage, and embracing our own unique qualities.

Here are 34 scarily fantastic kids books about monsters that will spark both excitement and curiosity in young readers!

1. “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak

2. “The Monster at the End of this Book” by Jon Stone and Michael Smollin

3. “Go Away, Big Green Monster!” by Ed Emberley

4. “I Need My Monster” by Amanda Noll

5. “Monsters Love Colors” by Mike Austin

6. “My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)” by Peter Brown

7. “The Gruffalo” by Julia Donaldson

8. “There’s a Nightmare in My Closet” by Mercer Mayer

9. “Creepy Carrots!” by Aaron Reynolds

10. “The Dark” by Lemony Snicket

11. “The Slightly Annoying Elephant” by David Walliams

12. “Leonardo, the Terrible Monster” by Mo Willems

13. “There’s a Monster in Your Book” by Tom Fletcher

14. “Monster Trouble!” by Lane Fredrickson

15. “The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions” by Anna Llenas

16. “Little Shop of Monsters” by R.L. Stine

17. “Mixed-Up Monsters” by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet

18. “A Squiggly Story About Monsters” by Andrew Larsen & Mike Lowery

19. “Monster & Son” by David LaRochelle & Joey Chou

20. “Not Now, Bernard” by David McKee

21. “I Don’t Want to Be a Frog” by Dev Petty & Mike Boldt

22. “Monstersaurus!” by Claire Freedman

23. “Monsters Love School” by Mike Austin

24. “Love Monster and the Scary Something” by Rachel Bright

25. “The Shape of Me and Other Stuff” by Dr. Seuss

26. “Frankenstink! Garbage Gone Bad” by Ron Lightburn

27. “The Spider King’s Daughter” by Chibundu Onuzo

28. “Monster Musical Chairs” by Stuart J. Murphy

29. “The Monsters are Coming!” by Elizabeth Schoonmaker

30. “Boo!” By Robert Munsch

31. “The Monster at Work” by Sarah Dyer

32. “Swamp Monsters” by Jen Vaughn & Vera Brosgol

33. “Even Monsters Go to School” by Lisa Wheeler & Chris Van Dusen

34. “Bookaboo: The Growling Horror of the Icy Tundra” by Salah Mason & Lucy Truman

These thrilling stories featuring monsters exude charm, creativity, and important life lessons for young readers aged 3-12 years old – or anyone who enjoys a good scare! So why not gather around a flashlight on a dark night, snuggled beneath the covers, and dive into these monstrous tales with the little ones?

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