This October, as we head into the Halloween season, fill your book basket with monster books for toddlers. These board books are perfect for little hands.
Your toddlers may think monsters are scary. But, they’re not! They’re pretend, and they can be so much fun to read about. This awesome collection of monster books for kids is a great way to show kids they have nothing to be afraid of.
Add these books to your upcoming monster activities for preschool or read them at bedtime. Either way, your kids will have so much fun with the colorful, silly monsters in these board books.
Monster Books for Toddlers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of monster board books you can share with your toddlers and preschoolers.
You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Monster ABC – Featuring tongue-in-cheek humor for adults and unhinged delight for kids, this alphabet book is full of silly monster fun from Alien to Zombie.
Monster Faces – Toddlers will learn to link facial expressions to emotions as they take a close-up look at some of the funniest, fuzziest monster faces on Sesame Street!
One Hungry Monster – It is bedtime and one small boy tries to control ten insatiable monsters as they demand food and create chaos throughout the house.
Ten Little Monsters – Ten Little Monsters are going trick-or-treating … But what will the Ten Little Monsters do when they meet a wailing ghost? Two creepy witches? And a GIANT SPIDER?
Cookie Countdown – Cookie Monster just baked 10 yummy cookies to eat at Elmo’s party, but as he meets up with his friends, the cookies just keep disappearing! Just when it looks like there won’t be a single chocolatey treat left for Cookie Monster, his friends deliver a delicious surprise!
Are You My Monster? –
In Are You My Monster?, a monster-loving boy tries to find his monster. He compares his drawing—showing a green monster with a long tail, pointy nails, and big teeth—with an assortment of amusing monsters, until he finds the perfect match.
That’s Not My Monster… – Young readers may touch various surfaces on pictures of monsters that are not the one someone is looking for, until the right picture appears.
Another Monster at the End of This Book – In the sequel to reader favorite “Monster at the End of This Book,” furry old Grover is still fearful of monsters–and he learns that there’s another one at the end of this book! Just who is the monster at the end of this book?
Cookie – As they pore over the many sturdy pages, babies and toddlers will be delighted to see what Cookie likes to do: play with friends, dance, bake cookies, EAT cookies, and much more. It’s a book they’ll go back to again and again.
The Monster at the End of This Book – Lovable, furry old Grover is distressed to learn that there’s a monster at the end of this book! He begs readers not to turn the pages, but of course kids feel they just have to see this monster for themselves.
There’s a Monster in Your Book – Tom Fletcher’s inviting interactive read-aloud will have kids tilting, spinning, and shaking the book to get the adorable little monster out! That’s right! He’s out of the book . . . and in their room somewhere. Uh-oh!!
Monster Party! – Monster’s invited—and monster’s delighted! Come and join the monster bash. There’s spinning and pinning, high-fiving and jiving, and munching, crunching, and buggy-food lunching. But when it all ends, Monster must leave his fun-loving friends. There’s crying and sighing—until Monster discovers a happy surprise waiting for him at home. This wacky celebration, now in a board book format, will be a hit with kids!
Love Monster – Love Monster is a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it’s hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you’re a googly-eyed monster. And so, Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is.
Never Touch a Monster! – Children will love reading the funny rhyme that tells them the dangers of touching a monster—and then ignoring the advice!
Birthday Monsters! – You hear your door come crashing down—those birthday monsters are in town! And they’re going to wreak havoc in the most extraordinarily rude ways. What fun!
Which of these monster books will you read first?