Free Printable Book for Early Readers: Ten Little Monsters

Today I’m super excited to share my first printable book for early readers: 10 Little Monsters! 

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When I was teaching first grade, I worked hard to accumulate a set of books that my early readers could read on their own.  Unfortunately, these kinds of books are hard to find – even in the library.  What some people don’t realize is that kids who can’t sound out words (much) can still read… just a different kind of book.

What kind of book is good for early readers who know how to match speech to print, have a small knowledge of sight words, and possess a basic understanding of how words work – yet aren’t proficient at sounding out?  These are things to be on the lookout for:

a) the book rhymes (not necessary, but a great bonus!)

b) the book is predictable

c) the story and/or pictures are engaging — so that your child actually wants to read the book!

d) very little text on a page

e) the story has few pages – making it manageable for a short reading session

I hope I’ve succeeded in creating a book for early readers that meets these criteria.  It’s actually a little beyond what my Four can read right now. (Stay tuned! This summer I plan to share lots of free books for emergent readers.)  However, I created this book to reinforce the concept of subtraction.

And while I was doing that, I figured I might as well make it an early reader so that I’ll have it when he’s ready!

You might recognize the PinkPueblo monster clip art from some of my other printables.  These little guys are just too cute to leave alone!

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Please indulge me and tell me it’s adorable.  All right – even if the story itself doesn’t thrill you – it’s FREE!  I hope you can use it – would love to hear from you in the comments if you’ll use it.

To assemble, I printed the pages on cardstock, cut them in half, and stacked them together.  Then I laminated them (not necessary), punched a hole in the side, and connected with a metal ring:

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Please share! But always remember to link to this post and not the pdf file.

Get it here! 10 Little Monsters

 If you liked this printable book, check out my entire collection of FREE sight word readers! 

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  1. This is so cute. Thanks!
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  2. Thank you so much! Already had to add it to my blog!!
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  3. This is ADORABLE! We are doing a “monster” themed week at home this summer for our “summer camp” and this will just be fun to go along with it!

  4. Just getting into emergent readers with my 3 and a half. She’s scared of monsters, but I look forward to your future publications!
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  5. Thanks so much, how cute!!!

  6. Great book. My son isn’t at the point of learning to read but this would certainly help him learn his numerals.
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    • annageig says:

      Yes, that’s actually why I chose to put the numerals instead of the number words – for the sake of my boys, too.

  7. loving your printables!
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  8. Thanks for the great freebie. I really like the predictable pattern and the rhyming text. The monsters are adorable as well!

  9. I am always looking for emergent readers for my kindergarten kids. This will work perfectly with our monsters theme. thanks so much.

  10. My son will love this book. He’s in kindergarten and just starting to read. I love the monster theme.
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  11. Thank you for sharing your creative, hard work! Children will enjoy it for sure. I will be sharing this with my readers for sure! Off to pin it!
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  12. Hi I am stopping by your blog from the Adorned From Above Wednesday Blog Hop. I would very much love it if you would stop by ours as well. We also have a great giveaway running with a winner to be announced in 8 days. Come on by and join up. We will also have a blog hop Friday.


    Thanks so much!

  13. What an adorable and fabulous little book. Thanks so much for sharing this as a free printable!!! And… Thanks for sharing at For the Kids Fridays over at SunScholars. I am featuring you at this week’s link party!!
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  14. Love this, such a cute book!!


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  15. Love your monster book! thank you so much for sharing it! Paula
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  16. Shelley Brimacombe says:

    My kinders will love the monsters and have fun with the rhyming. Thank you for sharing your God given gifts with others!

  17. Shannon M. says:

    Love it! Thanks!!

  18. What a great book! Thanks so much for sharing it at the After School Linky Party! I have really enjoyed seeing the activities you link up; keep sharing!!

  19. What a great book and good points for beginner readers! Thank you for sharing on Sharing Saturday!!
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  20. Thanks. Printing this off to use in a monster-themed activity bag.

  21. I love the illustrations! Great idea!

  22. I just wanted to say thank u so much! ^^

  23. Thank you! This is absolutely adorable! My daughter (age4), wants to read it over and over, and I just put it together! She tries to be the monsters and giggles, a sound I LOVE to hear! Thanks again!

  24. Very cute easy reader! Great mix of words & love the rhyme! Being able to read the number word would be a great addition, too!
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    • Anna Geiger says:

      Yes, Kristina – that’s a good idea to put in the number words. I left those out because my little guy wasn’t quite big enough to get those, and I wanted the book to be accessible to him. Maybe some day I’ll offer an additional version.

  25. This is SO appealing – I like the humorous touches:) Thanks for sharing your beginner readers. I’m a Reading Intervention teacher and always looking for simple books to appeal to Grade 1 children who think they can’t read.

  26. Thanks so much for this, Anna! You did a wonderful job and I can’t wait to read it with my preschoolers! :)

  27. Thanks much for sharing your work. I think it is wonderful and will be using it with my
    intervention work in kdg, one and two. It is great to see some folks understand how kids grow and learn. I think the public system has lost the path. Thanks again.

    • Anna Geiger says:

      I’m so glad you can use it, Nancy! I’m glad to be in a situation where I can create and share whatever I want without having to follow someone else’s rules!

  28. Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Very clever. Love the not so scary monsters. I pinned it — hope lots of pelple
    come to your webite and download it. Thank you, Edna

  30. Love this reader! Thanks for sharing it.
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  31. This is an excellent site. Thank you so much for being so generous!! So much of our own money supports student learning which makes you such an amazing gift. I now have a great resource for my emergent readers printed at school for free!

    I have added a link at my blog connecting to your site so that even more teachers can add these resources to their classroom. Your emergent readers are perfect! Thank you again. Liz ;)

    • Anna Geiger says:

      Hi, Liz! I know just what you mean about using your own money to support your students’ learning – I spent WAY too much of my own when I was a teacher! I’m happy I can provide things for free because teachers need any free resources they can find! I’m so glad you’re finding things you can use here, and thanks so much for adding a link on your blog. Keep spreading the word :)

  32. This is excellent! Thanks so much – I’ve printed it out and can’t wait to use it tomorrow when holiday season starts! Cheers from Canberra, Australia :)

  33. This is beyond adorable, and perfect for my little monsters first birthday party. I am really trying to to have a candyless party. This will be perfect for the grab bags.

  34. Love it!!! Thanks!!!!!

  35. Heather says:

    love these

  36. This is perfect for my monster themed class. Thanks so much for creating this – and for FREEEEE!

  37. annageig says:

    Thank you so much for the feature, Beth!


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