Monster Mash Storytime

Monster Mash Storytime

We’re doing the Monster Mash this week here at Handley Regional Library! You can join us with some great books about some (not so scary) monsters. Type in the tag: #monstermash in the search bar above to search for your monstrous pile of books for this week’s theme. 

Monster Mash Book graphic

Find some great books, such as Monster Mash by David Catrow, Hush Little Monster by Denis Markell, Monster Boogie by Laurie Berkner, Go Away, Big Green Monster! Ed Emberley, Monster Needs a Party by Paul Czajak, Ten Creepy Monsters by Carey Armstrong-Ellis, Brave Horace by Holly Keller, and The Very Worst Monster by Pat Hutchins.

We’ll end our week with a celebration of Family Traditions with our new reading challenge. Learn more at then sign up by going to On October 31st, be ready to read, log, and win! 

Family Traditions Graphic


Don’t forget to check our calendar for online programs, and download your monster counting activity. 

Five Little Monsters (Download your Monster Activity Sheet here)
(count on fingers or toes)
This little monster has a big red nose
This little monster has purple toes.
This little monster plays all night.
This little monster is such a fright.
And this little monster goes "Tee-hee-hee"
"I'm not scary, It’s just me!"

Five Little Monsters (2)
Five little monsters sitting on the floor. 
(hold up 5 fingers)
The first one said, "Let's knock on someone's door." 
The second one said, "Let's act a little scary."
 (show claws)
The third one said, "Why are we so hairy?" 
(shrug shoulders)
The fourth one said, "I hear a funny sound." 
(cup ear)
The fifth one said, "There's no one else around."
(shake head)
Then "WHOOSH" went the wind 
(fling arms to one side)
And "EEK!" someone said. 
(wave hands in the air)
So the five little monsters ran under the bed.
(hold up 5 fingers, hide them under other hand)

Monster, Monster 
(like “Teddy Bear Teddy Bear”)
Monster, monster, turn around.
Monster, monster, touch the ground.
Monster, monster, reach up high.
Monster, monster, squint your eyes.
Monster, monster, show your teeth.
Monster, monster, stamp your feet.

If I were a monster . . . 
If I were a happy monster, 
I’d go “Ha, ha, ha!”
If I were a sad monster, I’d go
“Boo, hoo, hoo!”
If I were a mad monster, 
I’d go Stomp, Stomp, Stomp
If I were a scared monster, 
I’d go “Eek, Eek, Eek!”
But I’m just me, you see, 
so I’ll just read, read, read!