Halloween Monster Picture Book of the Day

Monster Picture Book of the Day & GIVEAWAY

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

Picture Book of the Day Monster Trouble!

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]

3 Monster Picture Book Giveaway: 3 Winners!

I’m giving away three of these monster picture books! Please fill out the rafflecopter below to enter to win!

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Gina

    Where The Wild Things Are is my favorite monster book, since I was a little kid.

  2. What a fun blog post – I see some new titles here I am going to need to check out, and just in time for Halloween! Regarding my favorite monster book… I would have to go with the Little Critter series by Mercer Mayer!
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  3. Thanks for these monstrously great recommendations! Monster books are some of my faves and it’s hard to pick … but I will always love Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems and I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll.
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  4. Oooh, love monster books, and my oldest granddaughter has a birthday the day before Halloween.

  5. I guess Where the Wild Things Are, but The Color Monster looks right up my alley!

  6. Elisa Cornman

    I love all things monster!!! Love the story Mostly Monsterly! Add me to your newsletter, please.

  7. Julie Waldron

    There’s a Monster Under My Bed is a cute book.

  8. Elizabeth

    My Teacher is a Monster 🙂 Or the Hug Monster! These look super fun!

  9. Kim

    I love monster books. My favorite monster books are The Monster at the End of This Book And There is a Nightmare in my Closet.
    The Color Monster looks fantastic. Mind Your Monsters looks awesome too. Such great books for kids!

  10. Crystal Cox

    Where the Wild Things Are but if you count zombies as monsters my youngest daughters favorite is Zombie Kids.

  11. Amy

    Where the wild things are, always and forever.

  12. Ann

    Great giveaway! Glad I’m not too late!!! Go Away Big Green Monster is a fun one 🙂
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  13. Sandra Watts

    Dining with Monsters is cute! Love kids books.

  14. Ana

    Awww… monster books are the best! My little ones adore Good Night Goon and Monster mess! Thanks for this giveaway!

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