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The Story of Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

The horror classic about a gifted inventor whose experiment with creating new life goes horribly wrong. Abridged for young readers. 22 illustrations by Thea Kliros.

The Story of Hercules

by Bob Blaisdell

The legendary strongman recounts his road to immortality with tales of battles with fabulous monsters and other spectacular feats of heroism. Many illustrations, easy-to-read text.


by Obert Skye

For Rob Burnside, things are going pretty well. His friends are behaving, school isn't too bad, his family's getting along, and Janae, the girl of his dreams, occasionally notices him. Yep, life's okay—until...

Plants vs. Zombies: Plant Your Path Junior Novel

by Tracey West

Based on the bestselling game Plants vs. Zombies, this junior novel allows you to decide how to escape the zombies. Plant Your Path lets readers choose where the story will go and how it will end. Will you defeat...

The Legend Thief

by E. J. Patten & John Rocco

Sky has more monsters to fight—and lives to save—in the thrilling sequel to Return to Exile.

Sky thought he had problems before. “Before” as in when his uncle disappeared, he had to move to an odd new...

Brains For Lunch

by K. A. Holt & Gahan Wilson

The difference being that this middle school novel is written entirely in Haiku. Loeb, its zombie protagonist has a problem: the object of his affection, Siobhan, is a lifer (i.e. human). What to do? In scenes...


by Scott Gordon

When Rex stumbles across a monster in his bedroom one evening, he's not sure what to do. Hide under the bed? "Hey, that's where I sleep!" said the monster. The closet? Aren't more monsters in there?

Clearly the...

The Rhyming Adventures of Slim and Tim with Snarling Karl

by Justin Lomagistro

In a character-building, adventure story told in rhyme, two brothers confront Snarling Karl, a monster who loves to hug but has way too many bugs. What will the brothers do? How will they help Snarling Karl?...

The Magic Keys of Tanglewood

by Malcolm Chester

With that, Calico turned around and growled at the soul eater. Barbara and Constance reluctantly resumed their flight. They knew their friend Calico had the only plan that would work. The soul eater laughed...

The Little Red Sock Monster

by Billie Davenport

One day you decide to help your mom by taking the clothes out of the dryer. Now, wheres that other sock? Your dad sets his keys on the counter, but when he goes back to get them okay, where did they go? Does...

The Crayon Monster

by Samantha Quallich & William Quallich

After students head home from school, a monster roams the school to see what was left out that he can eat. Throughout the book the monster shows why the students should be responsible with putting their supplies...

Zack the Zombie

by Beth Sidwell & Carolyn Sidwell

Erin's life was being tormented by zombies invading her household. Her older sister, Claire, came up with a scientific solution to help with the problem. Erin says that she still sees them sometimes, but she...

A Monster Came to School with Me

by Brenda Robinson

The Monster Series Books A Monster Came to School with Me Note to Parents, Grandparents and Childcare workers. The monster books were written to help children address their fears in positive healthy ways. Sometimes,...

The Last Of The Navel Navigators

by David Hailwood

Dust off your pyjamas, grab yourself a goat, and get poking that bellybutton! It's time to embark upon the ultimate hillbilly bellybutton odyssey!

Discovered in a swamp and raised by hillbillies, Jellybean 'Gator...

The Monster Apprentice

by Felicity Banks

The only weapon Dance has is her name.

When pirates threaten the tiny hidden island of Luar, Dance knows her home has only one hope of survival: the magical monsters that killed her twin sister.

Dance loses her...

Tank & Fizz: The Case of Firebane's Folly

by Liam O'Donnell & Mike Deas

When their school bus veers off course while taking the kids from Gravelmuck Elementary on a field trip, monster detectives Tank and Fizz witness a crime that brings them snout to snout with Rockfall Mountain's...

What's a Monster?

by Maurice Trent & Arisbeth Cruz

This is the story of a young boy who, while celebrating his fifth birthday, ends up taking a trip into the unknown. He's been told about a "monster" that lives in his house by his older brother but, in Oliver's...

Diary of a 6th Grade Sleepwalking Warrior

by A.M. Shah & Pedro Demetriou

Brady is no ordinary soon-to-be sixth grader. He has a hidden magic power that only he can tap into. As he is anxiously waiting for the start of middle school, he falls asleep. As Brady tosses and turns in his...

Monsters in My Maths Book

by Russ Brown

Monsters in my Maths Book is a children's picture book from Russ Brown and Jamie Cosley, the creators of The Mechanics of Mechanicsville. Monsters in my Maths Book follows a boy who is followed by Monsters wherever...

Keep in a Cold, Dark Place

by Michael F. Stewart

Reaching for her dream, Limpy unleashes a cute, fluffy, NIGHTMARE ...

Keep in a cold, dark place. That’s what’s written like some ancient law on every bag of potatoes the family farms. And it’s where Limpy...