Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere (Puffin)
A humorous picture book that has lots of fun vocabulary.

Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo by Amy Sparkes and Sara Ogilvie (Red Fox)
Rhyming and humorous story about a young boy who is invited to take over the running of a zoo with a difference.

Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems (Walker Books)
The story of a cute little monster is no good at scaring anyone.

Little Monster Did It! by Helen Cooper (Corgi Childrens)
A good story for exploring feelings of anger and jealousy that arise when a new sibling arrives.

Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright (HarperCollins) Love Monster finds a box of chocolates on his doorstep.

Monstersaurus! by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort (Simon and Schuster)
A good book for Halloween. Monty finds a book of very rare inventions and comes up with something truly monstrous.

Not Now Bernard by David McKee (Andersen Press)
Classic tale of a little boy who is ignored by his parents, who fail even to notice when he is eaten by a monster.

Terrible Trolls by Dephine Durand (Campbell)
A touch and feel book with a smelly scratch and sniff at the end.

The Grump by Sarah Garson (Andersen Press)
Early one morning some children are woken by a scary monster… no, don’t worry, it’s just a grumpy dad.

The Monster Bed by Jeanne Willis and Suzanne Varley (Andersen Press)
Story about a little monster who is afraid of humans.

The Monster Machine by Nicola Robinson (Pavilion Children’s Books)
It’s the pictures that set this book apart. Full of detailed illustrations of big machines and all kinds of monsters.

The Monstrous Book of Monsters by Libby Hamilton, Jonny Duddle and Alexei Bitskoff (Templar)
This book is more suited to children aged five years and over. However for the braver children in the group it is a terrific fact file that will fascinate. Otherwise it would be very useful to provide inspiration for practitioners.

The Scariest Monster in the World by Lee Weatherley and Algy Craig Hall (Boxer Books)
A funny story about a monster who just cannot get rid of his hiccups.

The Troll by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts (Macmillan)
A book with mixed reviews. In this story a troll on the hunt for a juicy goat meets a band of pirates on the search for treasure. Different to the usual rhyming Donaldson tale, but still entertaining.

Troll and the Oliver by Adam Stower (Templar)
Each day as Oliver walks to the shops Troll tries to eat him. This book has a cupcake recipe at the back.

Troll Wood by Kathryn Cave and Paul Hess (Frances Lincoln)
A family in need of a home take shelter in a mysterious wood.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (Red Fox)
Classic picture book about little boy Max who ventures to the land where the wild things are. Good for exploring emotions including fear, anger, joy and comfort.

You’re Not So Scary Sid, Calm Down Boris! and Hello Dudley by Sam Lloyd (Templar)
These are just three of a series of books built around a bunch of cuddly puppet monsters.