The Best Monster Books for Kids

Kid Playing Monster - Monster Books for Kids

There’s something about monsters that kids absolutely love! According to Fatherly, the reason is developmental, “A jolt of fear escalates regular play into an exhilarating drama.”

While it enhances their play, it also allows them to use play to work through real fears in a safe space. Books are another way to help your child work through those emotions.

Monster books for Kids

Searching for the best monster books for kids? You’ll love these.

The Color Monster - a book about monsters for kids

The Color Monster by Anna Llenas

When Color Monster wakes up feeling confused by all of his emotions, his friend uses colors to help him understand how he’s feeling.

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Monsters Love Underpants by Claire Freedman

These monsters are super silly and just love their underpants! They even meet every Saturday to show them off to one another. But they all need to be home in time, so hilarity ensues!

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Two Monsters and Me by George Nesty

Milo and two friendly monsters need help! They have big emotions to work through and spend this book learning about anger, self-control, and manners while they play together.

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Poesy the Monster Slayer by Cory Doctorow

Poesy studies her her trusty Monster Book and uses her knowledge to fend off the monsters who creep into her room after her parents go to sleep.

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The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

A classic from Sesame Street that’s now a popular app for kids, Grover takes kids on a hilarious journey through a book where he warns them just what’s waiting for them at the end.

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Bedtime for Monsters- a monster book for kids

Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere

In this monster book for kids, a monster is licking his lips hungrily, but does he want to eat YOU for dinner? Or does he really just want a big, wet, bedtime kiss?

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Good Guy Monsters - monster books for kids

Good Guy Monsters by Marcus Marley

The Good Guy Monsters (George, Fred and Teddy) are nice, gentle, and fun, but they are also a bit shy. No one seems to accept them very easily because of the way they look.

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The Little Shop of Monsters by R.L. Stone and Marc Brown - monster books for kids

The Little Shop of Monsters by R.L. Stine

Welcome to The Little Shop of Monsters, a real shop where you can go to choose a real monster. Maybe a sneezer? Or a tickler? Or something a little spookier?

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The Tantrum Monster by Michael Gordon

When a little monster gets sick and tired of all the rules, he decides to run away and begins packing his bag. But as he gets ready to go, he realizes there is a lot he loves that he would be leaving behind.

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Where the Wild Things Are - a classic monster book for kids

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Max is a little boy who loves mischief, but as he puts on his suit in search of some, he ends up getting sent to bed without dinner. It looks like his fun is over… until a forest begins to grow in his room!

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