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Family-Friendly Friday: Monster Edition

This week’s Family Friendly Friday is about monsters. Slimy, grimy, stinky and hairy, spooky and ooky but not too scary.

Monster Needs a Costume by Paul Czajak and Wendy Grieb

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

Available on: Kindle, Paperback, and Hardcover

Goodnight, Little Monster by Helen Ketteman and Bonnie Leick

Little Monster needs to get ready for bed. That means howling at the moon, scrubbing his scales, getting into his creepy PJs, and enjoying a nice snack before bed: worm juice and baked beetle bread. And, of course, Little Monster’s mother is nearby to tuck Little Monster into bed and turn on his night-light—because even little monsters can be afraid of the dark. Bonnie Leick’s soft, child-friendly illustrations rendered in watercolor bring a new and quiet twist to the evening’s bedtime ritual. Sweet dreams, Little Monster!

Available on: Kindle and Hardcover

Monster Mashup by M.J. Ware

Not recommended for kids under 8.

Monsters, magic, goblins, zombies, and more. Be prepared to sleep with the lights on. This collection of short stories will have you looking over your shoulder, avoiding mirrors, and jumping at the slightest sound.

From fiendish creatures hiding in your bathroom mirror, to Halloween pranks gone deadly wrong. Each story will scare, delight, and surprise.

No gore or cursing here, just good ol’ spine-chilling fun!

Available on: Kindle

Zombie King and Other Scary Short Stories for Halloween by Charles David Clasman and David Anthony

Zombie King and Other Scary Short Stories is an 8-story introduction to the chilling spooky book series Mystery Underground. Four additional Mystery Underground books are available, each comprised of thirteen scary stories set in thirteen spooky situations with thirteen different dangers.

Every Mystery Underground book is a collection of scary short stories for kids, middle grade readers, and everyone who likes a good scare. The stories combine the monsters and mystery of Goosebumps with the surprise endings of The Twilight Zone. They are the perfect scary stories to read on Halloween, in the dark, around the campfire, or under the covers at night with a flashlight. Read a scare … if you dare!

Available on: Kindle

A Monster Mess from Sooz Animations

A green monster invites a purple monster to tea, but it soon gets a bit messy. Each of the monster has an important lesson to teach the other.

Cutie Monsters from Little Phoenix Interactive

Kids can learn their ABCs and 123s in a environment that it is free from ads and in-app purchases.

Alphabet Soup is available from Amazon Appstore, Amazon Underground (free), Google Play, and iTunes (phone and tablet).

Count to Ten is available from Amazon Appstore, Amazon Underground (free), Google Play, and iTunes.

Teach Your Monster How to Read

Design a monster, meeting colorful characters and collect rewards all while learning to read. This game is designed for preschool through kindergarten but can work as a refresher for older children as well.

The browser version is free, Android and iOS versions are also available.

Did you miss last week’s Family-Friendly Friday? The theme was Pumpkins!

Thanks for stopping by! We hope to see you again next week for more Family-Friendly Friday.

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