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Billy and the Mini Monsters Series

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Billy and the Mini Monsters is a brilliant laugh-out-loud adventure series. The funny stories, colourful illustrations and simple text make it a perfect read for newly independent and reluctant readers.

Meet Billy - an ordinary boy, living an ordinary life. Until one night he found five Mini Monsters in his sock drawer. He saved their lives and they swore never to leave him. From that moment on, one thing was certain...Billy’s life would never be the same again!

Billy and the monsters’ adventures together are action-packed and hilarious, as Billy tries to cover up for his hairy, smelly, not-so-scary friends. The books see Billy and the Mini Monsters through first experiences, such as school trips, parties and moving house, as well as common fears or anxieties, like bullying and being scared of the dark.

Written by Zanna Davidson and illustrated by Melanie Williamson, we really recommend these stories as a first introduction to chapter books, with their colourful illustrations and approachable, funny stories. The books were originally part of the Usborne Young Reading Series, and, thanks to their popularity with readers and reviewers, they are now being given a new lease of life, as they are re-released in paperback with new covers, with two new books publishing in 2021.

These books are ideal for readers who are growing in confidence from aged 5 upwards. The small chunks of text, comic strips and colourful pictures make these stories fun and easy to read. The series is much loved by young readers (check out our Toppsta reviews!), teachers and parents and is part of The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge

You can read the books in any order, but book 1 Monsters in the Dark will give you the story of the mini monsters appearing in Billy’s bedroom for the first time.

All the Billy and the Mini Monsters books in order:

Book 1: Monsters in the Dark (2017)
Book 2: Monsters Go to School (originally Monsters on the Loose) (2017)
Book 3: Monsters Go Swimming (originally Monsters to the Rescue) (2017)
Book 4: Monsters on a Plane (2017)
Book 5: Monsters Go to a Party (2017)
Book 6: Monsters Move House (originally Monsters on the Move) (2017)
Book 7: Monsters at a Museum (paperback title Monsters On a School Trip) (2018)
Book 8: Monsters at Halloween (2019)
Book 9: Monsters at the Seaside (2019)
Book 10: Monsters Go Camping (2021)
Book 11: Monsters Go Green (2021)
Book 12: Monsters at Christmas (2021)
Book 13: Monsters go to Hospital (2022)

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Book 1
Book 1

Monsters in the Dark

Billy’s scared of the dark, so he’s trying hard to stay awake ALL night. But then he hears a squeaky little voice and no... MoreMonsters in the Dark

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Book 2
Book 2

Monsters go to School

Another laugh-out-loud monster adventure in the Billy and the Mini Monsters chapter book series, in FULL COLOUR, perfect... MoreMonsters go to School

(21 reviews)
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Book 3
Book 3

Monsters go Swimming

Another laugh-out-loud monster adventure in the Billy and the Mini Monsters chapter book series, in FULL COLOUR, perfect... MoreMonsters go Swimming

(13 reviews)
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Book 4
Book 4

Monsters on a Plane

Another laugh-out-loud monster adventure in the Billy and the Mini Monsters chapter book series, in FULL COLOUR, perfect... MoreMonsters on a Plane

(14 reviews)
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Book 5
Book 5

Monsters go to a Party

Another laugh-out-loud monster adventure in the Billy and the Mini Monsters chapter book series, in FULL COLOUR, perfect... MoreMonsters go to a Party

(17 reviews)
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Book 6
Book 6

Monsters Move House

Another laugh-out-loud FULL COLOUR monster adventure in the Billy and the Mini Monsters chapter book series, perfect for... MoreMonsters Move House

(13 reviews)
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Book 7
Book 7

Billy and the Mini Monsters at the Museum

Billy is feeling nervous about his first ever school trip, so the Mini Monsters decide to join him. "We promise we won't... MoreBilly and the Mini Monsters at the Museum

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Book 8
Book 8

Billy and the Mini Monsters Monsters at the Seaside

Selected for the Summer Reading Challenge 2019 Billy and his family are off to the seaside. The MINI MONSTERS are very ... MoreBilly and the Mini Monsters Monsters at the Seaside

(15 reviews)
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Book 9
Book 9

Monsters at Halloween

A Halloween-themed, laugh-out-loud monster adventure in the Billy and the Mini Monsters chapter book series, perfect for... MoreMonsters at Halloween

(9 reviews)
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Book 10
Book 10

Monsters go Camping

Another laugh-out-loud FULL COLOUR monster adventure in the Billy and the Mini Monsters chapter book series, perfect for... MoreMonsters go Camping

(24 reviews)
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Book 11
Book 11

Monsters Go Green

Another laugh-out-loud FULL COLOUR monster adventure in the Billy and the Mini Monsters chapter book series, perfect for... MoreMonsters Go Green

(2 reviews)
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Book 13
Book 13

Monsters at Christmas

A wonderful, festive, Christmas addition to the laugh-out-loud 'Billy and the Mini Monsters' series. The Mini Monsters c... MoreMonsters at Christmas

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Book 15
Book 15

Monsters go to Hospital

Another laugh-out-loud FULL COLOUR monster adventure in the 'Billy and the Mini Monsters' chapter book series, perfect f... MoreMonsters go to Hospital

(12 reviews)
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Book 16
Book 16

Monsters on a Sleepover

Another laugh-out-loud FULL COLOUR monster adventure in the Billy and the Mini Monsters chapter book series, perfect for... MoreMonsters on a Sleepover

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Book 17
Book 17

Billy and the Mini Monsters: Monsters at the Zoo

Another laugh-out-loud FULL COLOUR monster adventure in the Billy and the Mini Monsters chapter book series, perfect for... MoreBilly and the Mini Monsters: Monsters at the Zoo

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