It’s my turn for Picture Book of the Day and Halloween is on my mind. I found four great monster picture books that all have an educational slant. That’s right! Monsters can be very educational!
What is your favorite Halloween monster picture book? Please share!
Halloween Monster Picture Book of the Day
Monster Trouble! by Lane Fredrickson, illustrated by Michael Robertson
Winifred Schnitzel is not afraid of anything, not even the monsters who visit her nightly. She thinks they are cute but they keep her up at night so she’s needs to get them to vacate her room. She devises a number of traps but discovers that they don’t work. It turns out that monsters are afraid of something you get at bedtime!
I love how Winifred just so happens to be a child of color but it’s no big deal; it’s not a point of the story. This is a delightful rhyming picture book with engaging illustrations and fun surprise ending! [picture book, ages 3 and up]
The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings by Anna Llenas
Fans of the movie Inside Out will enjoy this charming picture book that uses colors to explore feelings. Young readers can really get hands on too with with pop up illustrations and tabs to pull. The color monster is feeling all mixed up but doesn’t understand why. No problem. The little girl in the book helps it sort out its feelings and colors. [pop up picture book, ages 3 and up]
Dining with … Monsters by Agnese Baruzzi
I like a book that is full of small surprises. This one has the reading turning the book on end — the spine of the book is on top instead of on the side! There are also large fold out flaps to lift to discover ten disgusting monsters and what they are consuming! This is a very fun counting book for preschoolers and kindergarteners for October or all year! [lift the flap picture book, ages 2 and up]
Mind Your Monsters by Catherine Bailey, illustrated by Oriol Vidal
The monsters in this book remind me of Monsters Inc. but I’m sure that’s just a coincidence! Wally’s town is invaded by monsters who make a mess of it. The vampires of scaring kids in the park. Zombies are knocking over lampposts. Werewolves are chasing the mail carrier. What to do? Wally figures out the magic word that gets the monsters to behave. I think you know that magic word too! [picture book, ages 3 and up]
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