Books worth reading to students

I need my Monster

I Need My Monster - Amanda Noll, Howard McWilliam

This book is a great book to read with parents and to inspire creativity in students. It is about the main character who tries out different "monsters under his bed" until his designated monster comes back from vacation. Parents could use this book to help their children not be so scared of monsters under the bed. Teachers could get students to create their own monster under the bed and write about it. Also, a teacher could use this book to discuss what fears the students might have like spiders or heights. They could make connections and also write about their fear/how to overcome it. It could be a good book to read near Halloween. There is a version that has an actor who reads this book aloud. Using the video could also help with modeling fluency. I think that parents or teachers could read this book to kindergartners-third graders. I feel like those are the age groups that would enjoy it the most. The Lexile level of this book is AD490L.