Monsterly Picture Books

by Ellen Peterson | Sep 26, 2020

Gustavo, the Shy Ghost
by Flavia Z Drago

Gustavo loves almost nothing more than playing beautiful music on his violin. But Gustavo is shy, and some things are harder for him to do, like getting in a line to buy eye scream or making friends with other monsters. Now that the Day of the Dead is fast approaching, what can he do to make them notice him and to share with them something he loves?

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Monster Mash
by David Catrow

In this illustrated version of the classic novelty song, a mad scientist's monster performs a new dance which becomes "the hit of the land" when the scientist throws a party for other monsters.

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Your Pal Mo Willems Presents Leonardo the Terrible Monster
by Mo Willems

Leonardo is a terrible monster -- he can't seem to frighten anyone. When he discovers the perfect nervous little boy, will he scare the lunch out of him? Or will he think of something better?

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Vampirina Ballerina
by Anne Marie Pace

Oh, to be a ballerina! It's a challenge for any little girl, but even more so if you happen to be a vampire like Vampirina. First of all, you have to find a class that meets at night. And then there's wearing pink (not the most flattering of colors if you happen to be undead) and that nagging urge to take a little nip out of the other dancers. And worse of all? STAGE FRIGHT!!!

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I Loathe You
by David Slonim

Big Monster and Little Monster try to impress each other with how much they "loathe" one another.

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Mostly Monsterly
by Tammi Sauer

On the outside, Bernadette is a lot like the other monsters in her class but when she shows that she can be sweet, her classmates reject her until she finds a way to fit in again.

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Crankenstein
by Samantha Berger

A boy who looks ordinary transforms into grumbling Crankenstein when faced with a rainy day, a melting popsicle, or bedtime but everything changes when he meets a fellow Crankenstein.

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Even Monsters Need Haircuts
by Matthew McElligott

At night under a full moon, a child operates a barber shop with a monstrous clientele.

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Zombie in Love
by Kelly S DiPucchio

When all his efforts to find a sweetheart fail, Mortimer the zombie decides to place an ad in the newspaper.

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