MONSTERS & BEASTS BOOKS

Topic Books about Monsters and Beasts for Children EYFS & KS1 

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DINOSAURS

Monstersaurus! 

by Claire Freedman 

Monty LOVES inventing. But things don't always work - his walking toaster ran away and the robot went BERSERK! But then one day Monty found a book with instructions on how to create inventions very rare... read it if you dare!

Spaghetti with the Yeti

by Charlotte Guillain

Join George, a young and courageous explorer, on a quest to track down the elusive Yeti against all the odds. With only a map, a woolly hat and a tin of spaghetti in his rucksack, George sets off on his journey. Will he find the elusive Yeti?

topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1
topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1

The Gruffalo 

by Julia Donaldson

Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake...and a hungry Gruffalo! Enjoy a beastly modern-day classic.

Billy and the Beast

by Nadia Shireen

Whilst on a walk in the woods, Billy  hears a rumble... A terrible beast is making a terrible soup out of all of Billy friends! Luckily, our brave heroine has a trick or two up her sleeve! A great story for those not used to seeing themselves centre-stage.

topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1
topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1

The Baby That Roared 

by Simon Puttock

Mr. and Mrs. Deer would love a baby, and one day they find a little antlered bundle on the doorstep. They find it peculiar when their baby won't stop roaring, so they seek advice from family and friends... but where have all their friends mysteriously disappeared to?

topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1
topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1

Yeti and the Bird

by Nadia Shireen

Yeti lives alone in a wintery landscape. Well, maybe not quite alone, but no one is brave enough to go near big, scary Yeti. No one apart from Bird, who gets lost on her way south, makes a special friend, and opens up a whole new world for our Yeti…

Harry and the Monster 

by Nick East

One night, a monster stomps into Harry's dreams. The next day, Harry is scared to go to sleep. "If he comes back, just imagine him with pink pants on his head," suggests Mum. "He won't be scary then!" Can Mum's clever plan possibly work?

Spider Sandwiches

by Claire Freedman

From fish-eye cheese and bug burgers to snail trail sauce and cockroach curry, Max will feast on anything crawly, creepy, hairy and sticky. Make your own class concoctions - what beastly recipes can you create?

topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1
topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1

The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis

When two sisters go fishing, they find a bog baby. The girls decide to keep him and make him their secret. But the bog baby is a wild thing, and when he becomes sick, the girls decide to tell their mum. And she tells them the greatest lesson: if you really love something, you have to let it go.

The Deep Dark Wood

by Algy Craig-Hall  

Wait a minute! What's that sweet little girl doing in the deep dark wood? There are monsters and trolls and giants everywhere, not to mention the Big Bad Wolf! But this wood is full of twists and turns, and all is not quite what it seems. The Big Bad Wolf is about to get a big, bad surprise... 

topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1
topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1

The Big Blue Thing on the Hill by Yuval Zommer

Fancy a beast book with a twist?

When a blue monster (that humans will see is a camper van) arrives, the wildlife agree that it must go. They send foxes, warthogs and even bears to scare it away, but it is the insects that finally get it moving away at top speed!

The Big Book of Beasts 

by Yuval Zommer

Did you know that the word 'beast' means a wild animal that can't be tamed? Well, explore nature's beasts with this  funny and fact-filled book. Get to know beasts such as armadillos, bears, tigers and the Tasmanian Devil, as well as those smaller beasts that lurk in our streets. 

topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1
topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1

Monster Needs a Costume

by Paul Czajak

It’s Halloween and Monster needs to decide what he’s going to be. With so many options - a fireman, a ballerina, a cowboy - how will he decide? In this playful story, Monster shows that being creative and daring to try something new are the best solutions.

Do Not Enter The Monster Zoo 

by Amy Sparkes

What would you do if you received an invitation to run a zoo of monsters? One brave boy leaps at the chance. Although the monsters seem scary at first, he soon has them sorted! An exciting story that encourages children to have confidence and stand up for themselves.

topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1
topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1

Quit Calling Me a Monster! 

by Jory John

Floyd Peterson is so much more than shaggy purple fur and pointy monster teeth. Why can't people just see him for him? A story to start a valuable discussion about how we treat others and how it feels to be seen as "different." 

topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1

Love Monster

by Rachel Bright

It can be tough being the only funny-looking Monster in town, but this Monster is not one to feel sorry for himself, so off he goes into the big world to look for someone to love him. Only when he's just about to give up that he finally finds what he is looking for...

topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1

Monster, Be Good!

by Natalie Marshall

This book puts the child-reader 'in charge' of an assortment of unruly little monsters who are wild, noisy, hungry, scary, selfish, and grumpy. Sound familiar? They must help the monsters figure out how to change so that they can become happier, more well-behaved kids. . . er, monsters.

topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief, so his mother sends him to bed. That night, a forest grows in Max's room and a boat takes him to the place where the 'wild things' are! Join Max for a night full of adventures and a discovery that brings him home.

topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1

Monsters Love Underpants 

by Claire Freedman

There are prowly monsters howling loudly and drooling monsters from the steamy swamp. There are wild, woolly mountain monsters and spiky, spooky monsters from outer space. And they all have one thing in common - they LOVE underpants! 

topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1

Not Now, Bernard

by David McKee

Bernard's got a problem. He's found a monster in the back garden but his mum and dad are just too busy to notice. So Bernard tries to befriend the monster... and that doesn't go quite to plan!

topic book about monsters and beasts for early years eyfs and key stage 1 KS1
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