“There’s a Monster Under My Bed”

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in

In the spirit of Halloween, we at OutlooK-12 are proud to present “The World’s Spookiest Booklist” courtesy of Reading Is Fundamental (RIF). The largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States, RIF’s mission is “to motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life.”


“There’s a Monster Under My Bed” by James Howe
Illustrated by: David Rose
ISBN-13: 978-0689714092 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division

Something is under Simon’s bed.  He can hear it breathing.  Is it a monster?  Simon knows one thing for sure.  He has to find out.  He shines a flashlight under the bed to discover that there really is something hiding there—but just what is lurking under Simon’s bed in the dark?  This warm and humorous story will delight any child who has ever envisioned monsters lurking in the bedtime darkness.