Monster Picture Books

Picture Books about Monsters

Just a little bit scared of monsters or can't get enough? These picture books might help.

The Scariest Monster in the World by Lee WeatherlyThe Scariest Monster in the World
Weatherly, Lee
ISBN: 9781906250409
Call Number: JE WEAT
2009
The scary, scary monster stomps through the woods, shouting "Get out of my way!" And all the forest creatures scurry whenever they see him coming. One day the monster starts to hiccup--and he can't stop. Will the other animals help him, or are they too afraid?
Bone Soup by Cambria EvansBone Soup
Evans, Cambria
ISBN: 9780618809080
Call Number: J 398.20944 EVAN
2008
Retells the classic tale about a traveller, a ghost, who tricks a town's witches, ghouls, and zombies into helping him make soup. A Halloween themed version of Stone Soup.
Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed EmberleyGo Away, Big Green Monster!
Emberley, Ed
ISBN: 0316236535
Call Number: JE EMBE
1992
Caldecott medalist Ed Emberley has designed an ingenious book to help children overcome their fear of monsters. With each turn of the page, a new part is revealed, until all of a big, green monster has taken shape. Then, with the words, "You don't scare me!, " page by page, the monster slowly disappears.
I Need My Monster  by Amanda NollI Need My Monster
Noll, Amanda
ISBN: 9780979974625
Call Number: JE NOLL
2009
Ethan looks under his bed one night to find that his monster has gone fishing. When he starts the search for a substitute he finds that none of the other monsters measure up.
Leonardo, the Terrible Monster  by Mo WillemsLeonardo, the Terrible Monster
Willems, Mo
ISBN: 0786852941
Call Number: JE W
2005
Leonardo is a terrible monster so he decides to be a best friend. By the creator of Knufflebunny and the Don't Let the Pigeon... books.
Monster Baby by Dian Curtis ReganMonster Baby
Regan, Dian Curtis
ISBN: 9780547060064
Call Number: JE REGA
2009
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver are delighted to find a newborn baby on their doorstep one morning, but must learn to adapt when they discover that he is not like other babies.
Monsters on Machines by Deb LundMonsters on Machines
Lund, Deb
ISBN: 9780152053659
Call Number: JE LUND
2008
Meet the craftiest crew of monsters ever to build a house. With hard hats and heavy machinery, these feisty fellas dig, dump, hammer, nail, and even squeeze in time for an afternoon snooze. Combines two fascinating concepts: mosters and large construction equipment.
My Friend the Monster by Eleanor TaylorMy Friend the Monster
Taylor, Eleanor
ISBN: 9781599902326
Call Number: JE TAYL
2008
After his family moves into their new house, Louis the fox discovers a very frightened monster living under his bed, and when he takes the monster to the park with him, the monster helps him make new friends.
The Monster at the End of this Book  by Jon StoneThe Monster at the End of this Book
Stone, Jon
ISBN: 037582913X
Call Number: JE STON
2004
Grover worries page by page about meeting the monster at the end of this book. Many, many adults name this book as their favorite Little Golden Book. Generations of kids have interacted with lovable, furry old Grover as he begs the reader not to turn the page-for fear of a monster at the end of the book. "Oh, I am so embarrassed," he says on the last page ... for, of course, the monster is Grover himself! ...
Sally and the Some-Thing by George O'ConnorSally and the Some-Thing
O'Connor, George
ISBN: 9781596431416
Call Number: JE OCON
2006
Stuck at home with her mom and her new sibling, Sally heads for the swamp with her fishing pole and bike. What she discovers, in the form of a slimy, slithery Some-Thing, is a new best friend. Mud pies, burping contests, snail racing--and sensational, eerily beautiful artwork deliver plenty of kid appeal.
There Was an Old Monster  by Rebecca EmberleyThere Was an Old Monster
Emberley, Rebecca
ISBN: 9780545101455
Call Number: J 782.42 EMBE
2009
In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a monster swallows ants, a lizard, a bat, and other creatures to try to cure a stomach ache that began when he swallowed a tick.
There's a Nightmare in my Closet  by Mercer MayerThere's a Nightmare in my Closet
Mayer, Mercer
ISBN: 0803786824
Call Number: PBK JE M
1968
A Mercer Mayer classic about childhood fear of monsters.
The Tickle Monster is Coming!  by James Otis ThachThe Tickle Monster is Coming!
Thach, James Otis
ISBN: 9781599900117
Call Number: JE THAC
2008
A little monster prepares for bed, all the while waiting anxiously for the Tickle Monster to sneak in and get him.
When a Monster is Born  by Sean TaylorWhen a Monster is Born
Taylor, Sean
ISBN: 9781596432543
Call Number: JE TAYL
2007
Explores the options available to a monster from the time it is born, such as becoming the scary monster under someone's bed or playing on the school basketball team.