Monster books for kids are fun options for not only getting your child excited about reading, but helping him or her get over any “monster under the bed”-related fears. Check out the following excellent monster books and enjoy spending time reading with your little ‘un:
Monster Mess is a goofy rhyming book by Margery Cuyler about a monster who doesn’t want to scare you, but wants to clean up your messes! The monster in the book wanders about a house cleaning up messes and steps on a block or two in the process. The illustrations contribute greatly to this funny, wonderful book.
Where The Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is the 1963 children’s classic about a little boy named Max who, in his wolf costume, creates trouble within his parents’ household. He is subsequently sent to bed without supper, but his room is magically transformed into a jungle. Max sails to an island inhabited by scary beasts known as the Wild Things. He intimates the creatures and becomes their king, only to become lonely and wish for home. Max eventually sails back to his bedroom where a hot supper is waiting for him. Sendak also illustrated the timeless picture book.
Go Away, Big Green Monster!
Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley is a die-cut book that allows you to create a scary monster on each page. Once the monster is “complete” you and your child have to tell it “You don’t scare me! So go away!” Each subsequent page removes a piece of the scary monster until the end of the book. It provides a great way to teach children about conquering their fears.
Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli!
Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks is a cute tale about what certain monsters will and will not eat. At the end of the story you find out the monsters are actually two siblings with broccoli among other foods on their dinner plates. The book provides a fun way to talk about healthy foods and why trying new dishes is a beautiful thing.
My Monster Mama Loves Me So
My Monster Mama Loves Me So by Laura Leuck features great illustrations and tells the story of a mother monster and her day with her monster kiddie. It sends a wonderful message about love, and how it includes actions as well as feelings.