This Halloween, you can have fun creating a paper monster craft at home and then complement your efforts with a selection of monster picture books. The library has a ton available for curbside checkout, or ready for perusal during our browsing hours.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Bill Cotter's Don't Push the Button is the first book of a series of escapades. The only rule in Larry's book is that the reader not push the button, but when no one is looking, it may be irresistible. This very funny book promotes interactivity and engagement with the text and meets kids at their own level. It is one of my very favorites.
Peter McCarty's Jeremy Draws A Monster tells the story of a young boy who spends most of his time alone in his bedroom. After the monster in his drawing becomes a monstrous nuisance, Jeremy uses his imagination to get him out of the problem his imagination got him into, and can then be free to make new friends.
Lane Frederickson's Monster Trouble! Nothing frightens Winifred Schnitzel, but she DOES need her sleep, and the neighborhood monsters WON'T let her be! Every night they sneak in, growling and belching and making a ruckus. Winifred constructs clever traps, but nothing stops these crafty creatures. What's a girl to do? (Hint: Monsters HATE kisses!).
Keith Graves's The Monsterator tells of a boy who wishes to be a monster for one day, but doesn't know what he's in for in this picture book with a split-page novelty element. This is a really good one.
Our collection has so many fun, spooky, comedic halloween stories. Check some out today!