Monsters

  • Rufus by Simon Bartram

    Rufus by Simon Bartram

    We fell in love with Rufus as soon as we read his story. Rufus wants to be a scary monster but he lives alone in the desert and there are only clouds and rocks to rant and rage at. What he really needs to find is a Peopley Person to scare!


  • Picture book monsters and witches for Halloween

    Picture book monsters and witches for Halloween

    We’ve rounded up some of our favourite picture books about witches and monsters for Halloween. If you have any scary, monsterly, witchy, ghostly suggestions we’d love you to add them to the comments. Winnie the Witch is our favourite witch and Winnie’s Amazing Pumpkin is a story that is particularly relevant to Halloween. After hollowing out her pumpkin Winnie turns the skin into an…


  • Rebecca Colby recommends Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer & Scott Magoon
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    Rebecca Colby recommends Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer & Scott Magoon

    The Story: Bernadette appears to be an ordinary monster. She has fangs and claws and she lurches and growls. But underneath it all, Bernadette has a deep, dark secret. She likes to pick flowers and pet kittens and do all sorts of things that aren’t considered monsterly behaviour. When Bernadette starts school, she doesn’t fit in…


  • Icky Sticky Monster by Jo Lodge

    Icky Sticky Monster by Jo Lodge

    Icky Sticky Monster is a very funny pop up book with a rhyming text that is easy to read and has suitably revolting language for Icky’s actions! The paper engineering is amazing and my daughter loves helping Icky to eat rubbish and to pick his nose! Bright and bold colours attract young readers to the…


  • Tamara Small and the Monsters’ Ball by Giles Paley-Phillips and Gabriele Antonini

    Tamara Small and the Monsters’ Ball by Giles Paley-Phillips and Gabriele Antonini

    The Story: Tamara Small is lying in bed listening to the wind howling when a monster comes into her room and whisks her off to the Annual Monsters’ Ball in the village hall. After her initial shock Tamara has a great night dancing with all of the monsters. They dance until sunrise and then surprise…


  • Yuck! That’s not a monster! by Angela McAllister & Alison Edgson

    Yuck! That’s not a monster! by Angela McAllister & Alison Edgson

    Yuck! That’s not a Monster! includes a very non scary monster who has traits that scary monsters don’t have, traits that can be unexpectedly useful in a sticky situation!


  • The Monster Machine by Nicola L Robinson

    The Monster Machine by Nicola L Robinson

    The Story: Dad is an inventor and he has just finished making a monster machine. He puts some very disgusting ingredients (slugs, bogies, earwax) into the machine and a variety of monsters are created. The monsters are quite happy until they realise that they want to go home and then they build their own monster…