15 of the Best Monster Books for Kids

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From old favorites to new tales, check out this list of my favorite monster books for kids. They are the perfect addition to your monster theme circle time.

Are you looking for some fun books to use for your monster theme or Halloween theme unit or lesson plans?  Here is a list of some of my favorite monster books for kids.

Best Monster books for kids.

Goodnight Little Monster

Little Monster prepares for bed in this sweet rhyming book.  I love his creep routine and it’s nice to see that even little monsters are scared at bedtime.

Goodnight Little Monster

The Monster at the End of This Book

This is an old-school Sesame Street book starring Grover from Sesame Street.  It’s a silly book that will really get your kids to giggle.  Will you turn the page?

The Monster at the end of this book.

My Monster Momma Loves Me So

The Monster Momma loves her little one so much!  Your kids will delight in her interesting displays of affection in this rhyming book.  I really loved the snack…. cookies filled with bugs and lizard juice 🙂

My Monster Momma Loves Me So.

Spider Sandwiches

Max is a very hungry monster with a very UNUSUAL appetite.  Your kids will crack up when they hear about his menu.

Spider Sandwiches

Monster Needs a Costume

This one combines monsters and Halloween fun.  Kids will be able to relate to the monster’s excitement as he searches for the perfect costume.

Monster Needs a Costume

Elmer and the Monster

Elmer is brave enough to investigate the reports of a monster in this suspenseful book. But is it really a monster, or a misunderstanding?

Elmer and the Monster

Go Away Big Green Monster

This is a fun way to work on learning colors and facial features.

Go away big green monster

If You’re a Monster and You Know It

Get kids moving with this fun book.  They can stomp their paws, snort & growl, and twitch their tail.  I LOVE the artwork in this book.

If You're a Monster and You Know It

Monster Be Good

Kids can help the monster learn manners and may even pick up a few tips for themselves with this sweet and silly book.

Monster Be Good

Glad Monster Sad Monster

Monsters can be angry, glad, or worried. This book provides a great way to talk about feelings with kids.

Glad Monster, Sad Monster

Love Monster

Monster feels unloved, so he looks for someone to love him.  Here is another sweet book to help you explore feelings.  This is a good story for adults too 😊

Love Monster

The Color Monster

This book will help kids understand their emotions and it provides an opportunity to discuss how to control emotions.  This book associates emotions with colors, so it’s a good way to learn colors too.

The Color Monster

Creepy Monster, Sleepy Monster

This is a short, fantastic rhyming book for kids.  Monsters, just like kids have a hard time going to sleep.

Creepy Monster, Sleepy Monster

Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli

Silly monsters may not like healthy green vegetables in this fun rhyming book.  Your picky eaters will enjoy learning what “foods” monsters prefer instead.  But wait….maybe monsters do like broccoli after all….

Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli

The Gruffalo

The clever mouse frightens his predators with tales of the Gruffalo.  When the Gruffalo actually appears, the mouse is also too clever for him.   I love the lyrical, rhyming text in this selection.

The Gruffalo

Well, I hope that you enjoy some of these monster books for kids.  Do you have some favorites that I left out? I would love to hear your favorites. Check out these additional books for preschoolers.

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