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We haven’t gone on our summer beach vacation yet, but retailers are already finito with “Back to School” and onto Halloween. Go figure. They must have missed the IT’S STILL AUGUST memo.

So to jump-start your monstrous season (and to reduce your shock over obscene displays of candy), here’s a list of over 100 monsters. Some hail from local folklore, some from novels. Some are mythological and some have graced (which is totally the wrong word) the silver screen. Some are computerized and some are human. Maybe. I’m not entirely sure. Some are friendly, some EAT BRAINS. (And thus, are not very friendly.) All are MONSTERS.

Enjoy…if you dare! Bwaaaa haaa haaaaaaaaa!!!

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  1. Abominable Snowman
  2. Alien (Xenomorph)
  3. Audrey II
  4. Automatons
  5. Bane
  6. Basilisk
  7. Beelzebub (The Devil)
  8. Beetlejuice (Betelgeuse)
  9. Bigfoot
  10. Body Snatcher
  11. Boogeyman
  12. The Blob
  13. Centaur
  14. Champ (Lake Champlain Monster)
  15. Chimera
  16. Chuckie
  17. Chupacabra
  18. Clover
  19. Creature from the Black Lagoon
  20. Creepers (from Minecraft)
  21. The Critters
  22. The Crypt Keeper
  23. Cyclops
  24. Damien (“The Omen”)
  25. Demon Possession in “The Exorcist”
  26. Dracula
  27. Dragons
  28. Drakon
  29. The Elephant Man
  30. Elmo
  31. The Fly (Brundlefly)
  32. Flying Spaghetti Monster
  33. Frankenstein
  34. Freddy Kruger
  35. Gargoyle
  36. Ghosts
  37. Ghoulies
  38. Gnomes
  39. Goblins
  40. Godzilla
  41. The Graboids
  42. Gremlin
  43. Griffin (Gryphon)
  44. The Grinch
  45. Grover
  46. Gurumapa
  47. HAL 9000
  48. Headless Horseman
  49. Hobgoblin
  50. Hornswagger
  51. Hunchback
  52. Hydra
  53. Incubus
  54. It
  55. Jason (“Friday the 13th”)
  56. Jaws
  57. Jersey Devil
  58. King Kong
  59. The Kraken
  60. Lākhey
  61. Leatherface
  62. Leprechaun
  63. Leviathan
  64. Loch Ness Monster
  65. Malificient
  66. Manfred, Mookie & Mojo (“The Monstore”)
  67. Martians
  68. Medusa
  69. Mike Myers
  70. Mike Wazowski
  71. Minotaur
  72. The Mummy
  73. Mr. Hyde
  74. The Night Wump
  75. Ogopogo
  76. Oscar the Grouch
  77. The Pale Green Pants (with nobody inside them!)
  78. The Penguin
  79. Phantom of the Opera
  80. Phoenix
  81. Pinhead
  82. Poltergeists
  83. Pumpkinhead
  84. Red-Hot-Smoke-Belching Gruncher
  85. Sandworm
  86. Sasquatch
  87. She-Wolf
  88. Sigmund the Sea Monster
  89. Sirens
  90. The Sith
  91. Skeletor
  92. The Sleestaks
  93. Slender Man
  94. Snozzwangler
  95. Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man
  96. Succubus
  97. Sulley
  98. Swamp Thing
  99. Talos
  100. Tar Man
  101. The Terminator
  102. Terrible Bloodsuckling Toothpluckling Stonechuckling Spittler
  103. The Thing
  104. Trolls
  105. Typhon
  106. Vampires
  107. Vermicious Knid
  108. Voldemort
  109. Werewolf
  110. Whangdoodle
  111. Wild Things (“Where the Wild Things Are”)
  112. Wicked Witch of the West
  113. Wolfman
  114. Yeti
  115. Zombies

Thanks to Josh Funk for helping to compile this list…which I’ll keep adding to periodically.

Wow, I was blown away by the creativity of the kids who entered my Halloween Skype monster contest! I asked them to draw the monster they’d like to purchase at The Monstore, and they came through with some very useful companions, just right for doing tricky things around the house. In fact, I’d like to borrow all of them!

It was tough to pick just five finalists, as I received nearly 200 entries! But here they are, in no particular order.

Please leave a comment voting for your favorite entry #. The monster with the most votes will win a Skype classroom visit with me on Halloween! 

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MONSTER #1
REPRESENTING MS. ROSENBERG’S 2nd GRADE CLASS
MS. GO EYES by JULIA B.!

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I like how Ms. Go Eyes can dance with Julia whenever she pleases, plus this monster can reach high to get the most coveted snacks in the cabinet. Of course, Ms. Go Eyes loves THE MONSTORE book, too! Congratulations, Julia!

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MONSTER #2
REPRESENTING MS. MELLIN’S 2nd GRADE CLASS
TRASH MONSTER by SIERRA V.!

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Well, Trash Monster can certainly find a welcomed place in my home. I like how neat and environmentally conscientious he is. And he’s so brightly colored, he’ll fit right in with my decor. Congratulations, Sierra!

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MONSTER #3
REPRESENTING MS. MACCRI’S 2nd GRADE CLASS
BULLEYE by NATHAN H.!

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Considering that October is National Bullying Prevention Month, I think everyone could use a friend like Bulleye right now. He’s so fierce-looking, he just has to stand there and bullies will steer clear. Congratulations, Nathan!

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MONSTER #4
REPRESENTING MS. ABATE’S 1st GRADE CLASS
SPARKLES by KATIE F.!

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As Sparkles is already aware, we could all use a little more sparkle in our lives. Everything she touches glitters and shines. What a happy-making monster! Congratulations, Katie!

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MONSTER #5
REPRESENTING MS. BROWN’S 1st GRADE CLASS
DAGA BY DOANH!
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Ms. Brown’s class got very creative and used shapes to create their monsters. They even counted up all the shapes. I’m impressed! This monster’s needed in my house because my daughter does not like to eat meat. It merely touches her tongue and she spits it out.  What’s a mom to do? Maybe she will follow Daga’s example. Congratulations, Doanh! (And wow, what neat handwriting!)

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the Skype monster contest. It was so difficult to choose the finalists because all the creations were terrific. I’m sincerely blown away by the creativity expressed in this exercise!

Kindly comment below with your # monster choice by SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27th and I will announce the winner on the 28th!

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE! I HOPE TO SEE YOU ON HALLOWEEN!

On National Read Across America Day, March 2, I Skyped with Mrs. Mozer’s third grade class—which is sure to become an annual tradition, this being the 2nd year in a row.

After sharing Dr. Seuss’s “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” with the class, we joked about my upcoming book, THE MONSTORE, and I asked them to pretend they were going shopping. “If you could buy a monster at The Monstore, what would it look like? What special monsterly talent would it have?”

Their answers are amazing. I wish I could actually buy their imaginative creations! They hear all secrets, they complete homework, they give gifts, and they shoot cupcakes. They’re as cuddly as a cloud, wiggly as Jell-o, and black as magic. And just like THE MONSTORE story, some of their monsters are used for sibling annoyance.

Thanks again to Mrs. Mozer’s entire 3rd grade class for the special day and the cool monsters!

Now onto to monster parade, part uno! The second installment will post tomorrow.

Enjoy, and be sure to leave a comment for the students of 3-M!

Ana:

David:

Flynn:

Hayden:

Mary:

Matt:

Nicky:

Robby:

Sammy:

 

On World Read Aloud Day March 9, I visited Mrs. Mozer’s third grade class via Skype and gave them an advance reading of my debut picture book, THE MONSTORE.

Then I asked the students–if you could buy a monster at The Monstore, what would it look like? What special talents would it have?

The class drew pictures and each Monday for the next few weeks I’ll be sharing them with you.

These kids are very creative! Give them a hand (applause, not an extra monster hand, although that would be very useful).

George:

Henry:

Julia:

Melanie:

Thanks to Mrs. Mozer’s class for sharing their monsters!

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