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Monster Storytime Book List

Halloween is one of my FAVORITE times of year, and this year I found myself especially drawn to one classic in particular – monsters! Cute monsters, specifically. So when we received a few of these adorable Bla Bla Kids monsters from our friend Allie at Rose and Rex I knew it was time for a monster storytime. 

We found some coloring pages, made some monster rice krispie treats, and put together our list of books (see below for our recommendations!) Then cuddled up on the couch for a showing of one of our favorites – Monsters Inc ☺ 

Monster Book Recommendations: 

Love Monster by Rachel Bright

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley

I Want a Monster! by Elise Gravel 

Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance by Keith Graves

The Barnabus Project by Terry Fan 

There’s a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher

Monster Trouble! By Lane Fredrickson

Monsters Love Underpants by Claire Freeman and Ben Cort

Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks

Felix and the Monsters by Josh Holtsclaw and Monica Holtsclaw 

Monsters Love to Dance by Kim Jones

Goodnight, Little Monster by Helen Ketteman and Bonnie Leick

Lula and the Sea Monster by Alex Latimer

The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions by Anna Llenas 

The Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell 

Not Now, Bernard by David McKee

This Is the House That Monsters Built by Steve Metzger 

The Monsters on the Bus (Sesame Street) Little Golden Book  

Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak 

Alma and the Beast by Esme Shapiro

The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone and Michael Smollin 

We’re Going on a Goon Hunt by Michael Rex 

If Your Monster Won’t Go to Bed by Denise Vega

How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace 

Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems

Beast Feast by Emma Yarlett

Nibbles: the Book Monster by Emma Yarlett

About the Author

Kristen Dickson was an event and wedding planner in Dallas for ten years before hanging up her party hat in lieu of her first love: books. She worked at the corporate marketing office of Half Price Books for a few years until she had the opportunity to stay home with her daughters Jane and Rose. Together they spend their time reading and baking and playing pretend and dressing up, and Kristen documents their days on Instagram at @hellokristendickson, where she combines books and parties as often as possible.

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