Posted by: montclairlibrary | October 8, 2016

Picture Books about Scary Teachers: A Halloween List

Picture books about scary(ish) teachers, a list by the Friends of Montclair Library

We’ve had a bumper crop of children’s books donated for our Fall Book Sale (thank you, Montclair!), coming up next Saturday, October 15. At the sale, we’ll be offering a Teachers’ Special to help teachers stock their classroom libraries or share books with kids. Preschool through high school teachers who show their school ID at the sale can choose up to 25 items from the 25-cent and 50-cent children’s books for only $5.

In honor of teachers everywhere, and Halloween, here are five picture books about scary (with a purpose) teachers:

My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am Not) by Peter Brown (J PICBK BROWN)
Bobby thinks his teacher is horrible, but when he sees her outside of school and they spend a day in the park together, he discovers she might not be so bad after all.

Substitute Creacher by Chris Gall (J PICBK GALL)
Mr. Creacher, a multi-tentacled substitute teacher, warns his prankish students not to misbehave, recounting rhyming cautionary tales of the weird, spooky and unexpected.

Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry Allard (J PICBK ALLARD)
In this perennial favorite, the arrival of a strict substitute teacher convinces Miss Nelson’s students that they must find their cheery and hitherto unappreciated teacher and bring her back to school.

The Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler (audiobook)
On the first day of school, a young boy expects only the worst when he discovers that his new teacher is the “monstrous” Mrs. Green.

My Creature Teacher by Laura Leuck (J PICBK LEUCK) (not at Montclair)
A student describes all the things that his monster teacher does at school.


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