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Whether you’re looking for a new read-aloud or you’re looking for suggestions for your reader, these monster chapter books are great for October.
Parents and teachers are often on the lookout for good chapter books for kids who think they’re too old for picture books but not ready for novels.
If this is you, you’ll love this list of early readers and beginner chapter books that are perfect for kids ages 6-10.
Books are a great way to engage kids in holiday festivities. They’re also good for demystifying frightening or unknown topics. These chapter books make great read-alouds for the month of October, and they’re great for young readers to read on their own.
Monster Chapter Books
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of chapter books that will help your elementary-aged students celebrate Halloween.
You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Monster in the Mangroves – Lawrence had big plans for Saturday: battling zombies in his favorite video game! So when he has to tag along with his sister to volunteer for a beach cleanup instead, he’s pretty sure the day is going to be a boring disaster. But when he meets new friends and they end up on the run from a one-eyed monster, Saturday is suddenly anything but boring. In fact, it may just turn out to be the best day ever – if they can make it off the island.
Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed – Junie B. knows there’s no such thing as monsters. Mother and Daddy even said so. But then why is there monster drool on Junie B.’s pillow? Oh, no!
Scooby Doo! Monster Mutt Madness – Zoinks! A dog show is haunted and being taken over by spooky ghost hounds! Contestants are dropping like flies. Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang go undercover to solve the mystery at the famous Liberty Dog Show.
Nate the Great and the Monster Mess – Nate the Great loves his mother’s Monster Cookies. But now her Monster Cookie recipe is missing! Nate and his dog, Sludge, get to work. They find lots of clues. But which ones count? Will Nate ever eat those wonderful cookies again?
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish – When Tom’s big brother decides to become an Evil Scientist, his first experiment involves dunking Frankie the goldfish into toxic green gunk. Tom knows that there is only one thing to do: Zap the fish with a battery and bring him back to life! But there’s something weird about the new Frankie. He’s now a BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH with hypnotic powers . . . and he’s out for revenge!
The Sasquatch Escape – When Ben Silverstein is sent to the rundown town of Buttonville to spend the summer with his grandfather, he’s certain it will be the most boring vacation ever. That is, until his grandfather’s cat brings home what looks like . . . a baby dragon?
Attack of the Shark-Headed Zombie – After Keats and Henry lose their bikes, they need money–fast. So the help-wanted ad at the supermarket seems ideal for them. All they have to do is weed Hallway House’s garden, find some lightbulbs in the attic, sweep the garage . . . and battle a shark-headed zombie. But no one told them about the giant bookworms in the library, the toe-biting carpet in the halls, and the kitchen sinkhole!
My Fangtstically Evil Vampire Pet – This summer is going to be epic. Epically evil, that is. ‘Cause I’m going to Evil Scientist Summer Camp! No annoying little brothers. No annoying zombie goldfish. Just me, my best friend Sanj, our notebook of evil plans, and my truly evil (and totally forbidden) vampire kitten Fang. We’ve got it all planned out. Okay, so maybe I didn’t expect for the totally not-evil Geeky Girl to show up, or for Sanj to find a new partner to work with, but there’s no way I’m going to let them ruin my summer. Evil Emperor of the Camp, here I come!
Bigfoot: Mysterious Monsters – The Mattigan kids don’t believe in things that go bump in the night. After all, their dad is famous for proving such things are impossible. But, when their long-lost Grandpa Joe shows up with his Mysterious Monsters journal, begging for help, the siblings find themselves drawn into a search for Bigfoot.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
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Decorate your classroom with some of these cute Monsters Fabric Wall Decals! They come in a set of 6 adorable monsters in a variety of different colors.