First published Sept 2011. Updated 2019.
Reading regularly with your child is critical to their development in many ways. There is no better way to increase vocabulary, teach literacy fundamentals, and expose your child to images and words to which they would otherwise not be exposed. While monsters can be a scary topic for young children, these monster books below change all that! Who thought monsters could be so silly?
Monster Books For Preschoolers
Here are some of our favorite not-so-scary monster books for kids…
What do hungry monsters eat? It depends on where they are, for monsters under the bed eat things like red underwear, those in the bathroom enjoy bath soap and yellow duckies, and attic monsters just love old books and umbrellas.
This is a super-fun pop up monster book that teaches your child all about colors! Written with a simple story line and bright colors, this book is sure to be a favorite!
This children’s book about monsters is one of our new favorite books. Not only is it a perfect way to introduce numbers and one-to-one correspondence, but the story line is lots of fun!
Ten monsters invade the home of this little boy, causing all sorts of ruckus and making a huge mess. The little boy finally gets fed up after they’ve eaten all the food in his house and shoos them out! And don’t worry, the monsters in this book are way more silly than they are scary!
Monsters are certainly misunderstood. Even though everyone knows monsters are scary, there are some not-so-scary things about monsters too! This monster book for preschoolers sets out to show the lesser-known “facts” about monsters.
Big Brother’s favorite part of the book was, “Even monsters look silly when they are just wearing underpants.” And did you know that some monsters like to eat toothpaste? ;) This was another book that has been asked to be read over and over and over again. It will be well-loved by the time we take it back to the library!
This is probably one of the most popular monster books. This story is so simple and TONS of fun. The way the book itself is constructed will pique your child’s interest. More on this book to come in a later post…
This monster book looks like lots of fun. I haven’t read this one (yet), but Deborah from Teach Preschool did an excellent review of it with suggestions for fun activities you can do along with it.
Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is one of our most beloved children’s books. I love how it highlights the imagination of a young boy and makes his fantasy journey come to life!
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