Story Time List - Monsters


These toy & novelty books were featured during Story Times in January 2014. Click on the catalog links to place these titles on hold. 


The Great Monster Hunt
by Norbert Landa

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When Duck wakes one morning to strange noises under her bed, she is too afraid to investigate. Instead she goes in search of help. Soon a brave band of friends are heading Ducks way to save her from the terrifying monster. Charming illustrations portray the scariness and, ultimately, the humor that result from strange noises coming from under the bed.




The Monster at the End of This Book
by Jon Stone

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Many adults name this book as their favorite Little Golden Book. Generations of kids have interacted with lovable, furry old Grover as he begs the reader not to turn the page--for fear of a monster at the end of the book. "Oh, I am so embarrassed," he says on the last page . . . for, of course, the monster is Grover himself!




Where the Wild Things Are 
by Maurice Sendak

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Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, "Where the Wild Things Are" became an iconic book that has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. It continues to be one of the best loved books of all time the world over, by the one and only Maurice Sendak.




Go Away, Big Green Monster!
by Ed Emberley

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Caldecott Award-winning author-artist Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to chase away their nighttime fears. Kids can turn the pages of this die-cut book and watch the Big Green Monster grow. Then, when they're ready to show him who's in charge, they'll turn the remaining pages and watch him disappear! 




Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite
by Nick Bromley

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What would you do if you were settling down for a quiet bedtime story and you realized that a crocodile had fallen into your storybook and was -- not to put too fine a point on it -- wreaking havoc? Would you slam that book shut and cram it back onto the bookshelf? Or would you be brave enough to peek?




Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters
by Jane Yolen

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Stretching, twirling, tumbling, jumping! Welcome to a playground teeming with monsters, bristling with energy, and scaring up ways to have fun. Monsters swing and slide and piggyback ride. Monsters run three-legged races and fall on their faces. Monsters eat monster-sicles and vie for the fountain ("Gulp...Grrrr...Grumble...Growl...All better now!"). In this high-octane sequel to Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters, wild and whimsical artwork revs up a read-aloud text that will have little listeners jumping up to join the action.




There's a Nightmare in My Closet
by Mercer Mayer

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The pesky nightmare in the closet won't stay in there at night, even with the door closed all the way. When he gets out, what do you do? Comfort him and put him to bed, of course! The ultimate afraid-of-the-dark story has helped generations of kids deal with the nightmares in their own closets.




Tickle Monster Laughter Kit [With Tickle Mitts]
by Josie Bissett

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Share the treasured gift of laughter with your child! Josie Bissett's enchanted new book is well on its way to becoming a celebrated children's classic. A loveable monster with big puffy mitts has just flown in from Planet Tickle. His mission is to bring joy and laughter to Planet Earth. How? By tickling any child who happens to follow along in this book. Parents read aloud and do the tickling while their children squirm and giggle with delight. Tickle Monster is a winner of the Mom's Choice Award, Parent's Choice Award and the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award.

NOTE: The book comes with magical blue Tickle Monster mitts, with holes in the fingertips to make it easy for parents to instantly transform themselves into Tickle Monster and turn pages while tickling. It all comes in an inspiring re-useable gift boxa wonderful gift for parents, grandparents and children for any occasion. Make memories that last a lifetimehere comes Tickle Monster!



Monsters Love Colors
by Mike Austin

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Did you know that monsters love to scribble, scribble, mix, dance, and wiggle!


Because monsters love to make new colors!

Celebrate along with the hilarious monsters in this wild and energetic picture book from author-illustrator Mike Austin. Mixing and discovering color has never been so much fun!