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BookYou Asked For It: Books about Monsters and Ogres

Browse the list below for a selection of great books about monsters and ogres. Click the book cover or title to go to the book in the online catalog. Click the author's name to search for more books by that author.



Monster sleepover! Monster sleepover!
Beck, Scott.
Doris throws a slumber party for Ben and her other monster friends, complete with games, snacks, and an effort to stay up all night.



I'm not going out there! I'm not going out there!
Bright, Paul.
Monsters, witches, and even a dragon quake in fear when a prank transforms an ordinary person into a terrible beast.



Under the bed Under the bed
Bright, Paul.
An expedition under the bed reveals a variety of creatures--hairy green, spiny red, warty and winged--that are not scary, but they are all afraid of the newest arrival.



Broom, zoom! Broom, zoom!
Cohen, Caron Lee.
One beautiful, starry night, a little witch wants to go for a ride on a broom but first she must help a little monster clean up a mess.



Boris and Bella Boris and Bella
Crimi, Carolyn.
Bella Legrossi and Boris Kleanitoff, the messiest and cleanest monsters in Booville respectively, do nothing but argue until the night of Harry Beastie's Halloween party.



Bedtime at the swamp Bedtime at the swamp
Crow, Kristyn.
Upon hearing a swamp monster's splashing, rumbling approach, a boy hides in a tree, where he is soon joined by his sister, brother, two cousins, and even the monster itself, until Ma arrives to bring them all home to bed.



In one ear, out the other In one ear, out the other
Dahl, Michael.
Bud the monster is not a good listener, but when he almost misses a party at his own house he finally figures out a way to solve his problem.



Another mouth to feed Another mouth to feed
Dahl, Michael.
When young monster Harvey hears his parents refer to the new baby they are expecting as "another mouth to feed," he imagines his new sibling as an enormous mouth--and nothing else.



Lucy Dove Lucy Dove
Del Negro, Janice.
While sewing the laird's trews by moonlight in a haunted church yard in return for a sackful of gold, an aging seamstress outwits a terrible monster.



Over in the hollow Over in the hollow
Dickinson, Rebecca.
A counting book that features a variety of spooky Halloween creatures, from one spider to thirteen ghosts.



Big scary monster Big scary monster
Docherty, Thomas.
Big Scary Monster is one misunderstood beastie. He loves to jump out and surprise his friends, but he's not mean, really. Yet when his friends start hiding from him, he decides to look for new creatures to frighten, only to wind up finding out he's a bit of a scaredy-cat himself!



Zachary Quack, minimonster Zachary Quack, minimonster
Dodd, Lynley.
A duckling follows a dragonfly and accidentally changes into a small monster.



Most loved monster/ by Lynn Downey ; illustrations by Jack E. Davis. Most loved monster/ by Lynn Downey ; illustrations by Jack E. Davis.
Downey, Lynn, 1961-
At bedtime, four little monsters ask their mother which one she loves the most, and one by one, she reminds them of why they are each special.



Hungry! Hungry! Hungry! Hungry! Hungry! Hungry!
Doyle, Malachy.
A young boy watches as a mischievous goblin creeps and crawls through the house searching for something to eat.



The monster who ate darkness The monster who ate darkness
Dunbar, Joyce.
A bestselling Taiwanese illustrator teams up with a renowned British author to present a fantastical, heartwarming tale.



The pirate cruncher The pirate cruncher
Duddle, Jonny.
A mysterious old pirate lures a group of rowdy sailors to an island with buried treasure, but there is a surprise awaiting them when they get there.



Monster day at work Monster day at work
Dyer, Sarah, 1978-
Little monster spends a day at work with his father.



Mrs Muffly's monster Mrs Muffly's monster
Dyer, Sarah, 1978-
Mrs Muffly lives by herself in a house on top of a hill. She has always been a bit strange, but lately she has been acting very, very, strangely indeed. Could this be because she is keep a huge monster in her house?



Go away, big green monster! Go away, big green monster!
Emberley, Ed.
Die-cut pages through which bits of a monster are revealed are designed to help a child control nighttime fears of monsters.



If you're a monster and you know it If you're a monster and you know it
Emberley, Rebecca.
Monsters sing their own version of this popular song that encourages everyone to express their happiness through voice and movement.



There was an old monster There was an old monster
Emberley, Rebecca.
In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a monster swallows ants, a lizard, a bat, and other creatures to try to cure a stomach ache than began when he swallowed a tick.



The luck of the Loch Ness monster : a tale of picky eating The luck of the Loch Ness monster : a tale of picky eating
Flaherty, Alice.
A young American girl's picky eating habits transform a small worm into the famous Loch Ness monster. Includes facts about the biology of pickiness.



The goblin and the empty chair The goblin and the empty chair
Fox, Mem, 1946-
A goblin who for many years has been hiding himself so that he does not frighten anyone finally finds a family.



Ten oni drummers Ten oni drummers
Gollub, Matthew.
One by one, ten tiny oni, Japanese goblin-like creatures, grow larger and larger as they beat their drums on the sand, chasing away bad dreams.



Eek! Creak! Snicker, sneak Eek! Creak! Snicker, sneak
Greene, Rhonda Gowler.
Bugbear and Bugaboo are creatures who like to play scary tricks on children, until the night they get scared themselves.



Ogres! ogres! ogres! : a feasting frenzy from A to Z Ogres! ogres! ogres! : a feasting frenzy from A to Z
Heller, Nicholas.
The letters of the alphabet are represented by an assortment of ogres devouring all sorts of foods.



Feliciana meets d'Loup Garou : a Cajun tall tale Feliciana meets d'Loup Garou : a Cajun tall tale
Thomassie, Tynia.
Spunky Feliciana Feydra LaRoux outsmarts the Cajun boogeyman who pays nighttime visits to misbehaving children.



What do you do-- when a monster says boo? What do you do-- when a monster says boo?
Vestergaard, Hope.
Gives rhyming instructions for dealing with monsters.



The scariest monster in the world The scariest monster in the world
Weatherly, Lee.
The scariest monster in the world stomps through the forest, scaring away the animals of the forest until one day, when the monster gets the hiccups and turns to the animals for help.



Boogie knights Boogie knights
Wheeler, Lisa, 1963-
When the knights of the castle are awakened by the noise from the Madcap Monster Ball, they decide to join the party.



Your pal Mo Willems presents Leonardo the terrible monster Your pal Mo Willems presents Leonardo the terrible monster
Willems, Mo.
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?



Go to bed, monster! Go to bed, monster!
Wing, Natasha.
Trying to avoid bedtime, Lucy uses her imagination and some crayons to draw a monster to play with.



Go to bed, monster! Go to bed, monster!
Wing, Natasha.
Trying to avoid bedtime, Lucy uses her imagination and some crayons to draw a monster to play with.



Maggie and the monster Maggie and the monster
Winthrop, Elizabeth.
Maggie wants to get rid of the monster that visits her room every night and accepts her mother's suggestion to simply ask the monster what it wants.



The sea monster The sea monster
Wormell, Christopher.
The sea monster lives down at the bottom of the ocean, but one day he sits among the rocks on the shore and watches a boy and his dog playing in the rock pools. Suddenly, the current carries the boy's toy boat out among the waves, and when he tries to reach it the boy is swept far out to sea. An old fisherman tries to rescue him and receives help from an unexpected quarter.



The lima bean monster The lima bean monster
Yaccarino, Dan.
After Sammy's dumping of the lima beans he does not want to eat starts a neighborhood trend to put rejected vegetables in a hole in a vacant lot, a terrible lima bean monster rises to terrorize the town.



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