Monster Books For Kids


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!

The ultimate collection of Monster Books for Kids
Monster Books for Kids

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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 Books for Halloween for Kids

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!

20 Monster Activities for Preschoolers

Monster Themed Book Activities

Sneak a little learning into your monster fun with these monster themed activities focused on early learning development.

Mother reading a back to school book with their child

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.

Books About Monsters for Kids

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 WitchesSpidersBatsGhosts, and Pumpkins

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