Ghosts and monsters put the “boo” in these books, for kids ages 4 to 8.
Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters
by Jane Yolen, Candlewick
Colorful monster children gather at Creepy Commons playground to romp, stomp, teeter, and totter under the watchful eyes of their mom-sters. Yolen conjures a variety of playground activities for monster kids in all shapes and sizes with spikes, speckles, and stripes. But, they all have one thing in common: they love ice- scream monster-sicles on a hot day!
by Samantha Berger, Little, Brown
Everyone gets crabby sometimes, but one little boy’s case of the grumpies transforms him into a loathsome creature called Crankenstein. Melting ice pop? Awful- tasting cough syrup? Fear Crankenstein and his monstrous roar. When Crankenstein meets his match—an equally cranky companion—silliness and smiles break the spell.
Little Ghost Party
by Jacques Duquennoy, Abrams Books for Young Readers
This innovative little book transforms plain ghosts into phantoms with crazy hair and big smiles, with just a tilt of the book. Tiny chains housed inside the pages can be turned and twisted to make the ghosts groove to impress their ghoulfriends. (Be sure to keep out of reach of goblins ages 3 and younger, due to small parts.)