Mercer Mayer Bibliography Sample

When Mercer Mayer was a young artist looking for book illustration work, a potential employer suggested he give up and throw away his portfolio.  Fortunately for the thousands of children who have enjoyed his many books, he did not give up. Indeed, he went on to create one of the first widely-published wordless books for children, A Boy, A Frog, and a Dog. That book and its successors were hugely popular.

Soon after that, Mayer tackled one of the biggest problems facing young children—how to cope with fears of the unknown. Rather than write pedantic, matter-of-fact, non-fiction children’s books, he turned the process of dealing with those fears into engaging stories from a child’s point of view: There’s a Nightmare in My Closet; There’s an Alligator under My Bed; and There’s Something in My Attic.

Early on, Mercer Mayer decided to study other classic children's illustrators, such as Arthur Rackham, to improve his technique.  He eventually received a number of assignments to do illustrations, and in time he developed his own beloved characters, Little Critter and Little Monster starred in their own series of books and were developed for beginning readers as well as the Golden Book publications which can be found in racks at major chain stores.  But just because this artist/writer is popular and widely-available doesn’t mean that critics have been terribly harsh with him:

“In both his writing and illustrating, Mayer emphasizes the unconventional; his language can be simple or sophisticated, while his illustrations run the gamut of artistic styles.”

-- Major Authors & Illustrators for Children and Young Adults

Indeed, his style can vary quite a bit. East of the Sun, West of the Moon and Beauty and the Beast (retold by his first wife, Marianne) are full of rich, painterly detail--not cartoonish at all.  In time, he taught himself how to illustrate books with computerized drawing tools.  The first result, Shibumi and the Kitemaker, was very well-received. As a Booklist reviewer* noted:

“Romantic as well as mysterious, it is an intriguing example of computer-generated artwork, which was conceived with several programs, among them, Adobe Illustrator and Painter. The small designs used on the text page are subtle and in keeping with the Japanese flavor of the story, but they have a much different feel than the large illustrations, which are highly textured and sharply etched with black line. At times, these pictures appear almost three-dimensional, with characters seemingly ready to walk off the page and into the reader's world. At other times, they seem oddly disconnected: stairs float disconcertingly above a veranda; faces blur. Yet the whole is fascinating; slick but also quite sensitive and expressive. With this book Mayer joins such artists as Nina Crews and Frank Asch, who have also used the computer to express personal style and story in ways that will draw kids in.“

Mercer Mayer continues to write and illustrate his stories, often with the help of his wife, Gina. This beloved and prolific author has made childhood warmer and more welcoming for generations of kids.

Fast Facts

Born: December 30, 1943, in Little Rock, AR
Family: first wife, Marianna (divorced), four children; second wife, Jo (divorced); third wife, Gina
Avocation: Guitar playing, painting, walking in the woods, sitting by the river, listening to opera.
Education: Studied at the Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Art Students League in New York City
Addresses: Home--New England. Agent--c/o Golden Books, 850 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022.

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"Mercer Mayer." Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults. Gale, 2002. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 16 Nov. 2012.

"Mercer Mayer." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2002. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 16 Nov. 2012.

*Zvirin, Stephanie. "Shibumi and the Kitemaker." Booklist 15 Oct. 1999: 444. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 16 Nov. 2012.

Other Online Resources

Little Critter World-Wide Network
Lots of fun for young readers. Includes photos, activities, sing-alongs, and a bit more about the author.

Meet Mercer Mayer, Part 1
A charming and recent interview with the author wherein he gives much more background information on his early days as a young artist. Includes a short film of A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog.  The interview continues here.

This is a list of the works of Mercer Mayer.

The following is a partial list of books that Mercer Mayer has written and/or illustrated. It also includes books and items that are related to Mercer Mayer and his creations (like coloring books, sticker books, lacing cards, toys, etc.).

Little Critter related books[edit]

Little Critter is an anthropomorphic character created by Mercer Mayer. Although it's not specified what species the Little Critter is, he resembles a small and furry rodent-like creature such as a porcupine, hamster, hedgehog, capybara or guinea pig. Little Critter first appeared in the 1975 book Just for You. This book is sometimes mis-titled Just for Yu because of the childlike mistake on the front cover (see picture).

The following books feature Little Critter.

Little Critter main series[edit]

Published in the Golden Books "Look-Look Books" series
Individual books may also be available in special editions

The new adventures[edit]

Continuation of the main series with HarperFestival
same dimensions, may contain some stickers, or other items.

  • Bye-Bye, Mom and Dad (2004; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053945-3 (with pull-out poster Family Tree)
  • Good for Me and You (2004; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053948-8 (with more than 20 stickers)
  • Happy Halloween, Little Critter! (2004) ISBN 0-06-053971-2 (with pull back flaps)
  • Just a School Project (2004; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053946-1 (with more than 20 stickers)
  • Just a Snowman (2004; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053947-X (with more than 20 stickers)
  • Just Big Enough (2004; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053963-1 (with Pull out growth chart) (this book can be found as an oversized hardback)
  • Merry Christmas, Little Critter (2004; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053972-0 (with pull back flaps)
  • My Trip to the Hospital (2005; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053949-6 (with 5 adhesive bandages that feature Little Critter)
  • Happy Valentine's Day, Little Critter (2005; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053973-9 (with pull back flaps)
  • Just so Thankful (2006; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053950-X (with four thank you cards)
  • It's Easter, Little Critter! (2007; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053974-7 (with pull back flaps)
  • Grandma, Grandpa, and Me (2007; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053951-8
  • Happy Father's Day! (2007; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-06-053965-8
  • The Lost Dinosaur Bone (December 2007) ISBN 0-06-053952-6
  • Snowball Soup (an I Can Read book) (September 2007) ISBN 0-06-083544-3 (hardcover) and ISBN 0-06-083543-5 (paperback)
  • It's Earth Day (February 2008) ISBN 0-06-053959-3 (originally announced under the title My Earth Day Surprise)
  • The Best Teacher Ever (May 2008) ISBN 0-06-053960-7
  • Going to the Firehouse (an I Can Read book) (June 2008) ISBN 0-06-083546-X (hardcover) ISBN 0-06-083545-1 (paperback)
  • Just a Day at the Pond (July 2008) ISBN 0-06-053961-5
  • To the Rescue! (an I Can Read book) (September 2008) ISBN 0-06-083548-6 (hardcover) ISBN 0-06-083547-8 (paperback)
  • This Is My Town (an I Can Read book) (December 2008) ISBN 0-06-083550-8 (hardcover) ISBN 0-06-083549-4 (paperback)
  • Happy Mother's Day! (March 2008) ISBN 0-06-053970-4
  • First Day of School (June 2009) ISBN 0-06-053969-0
  • The Fall Festival (an I Can Read book) (July 2009) ISBN 0-06-083551-6
  • Going to the Sea Park (an I Can Read book) (September 2009) ISBN 0-06-083553-2
  • Just a Little Music (December 2009) ISBN 0-06-053962-3
  • Just a Little Sick (December 2009) ISBN 0-06-083555-9
  • Just Saving My Money (an I Can Read book) (June 2010) ISBN 0-06-083557-5
  • The Best Yard Sale (July 2010) ISBN 0-06-147799-0
  • Just Critters Who Care (an I Can Read book) (August 2010) ISBN 0-06-083559-1
  • Just a Little Luck (February 2011) ISBN 0-06-147800-8
  • A Green, Green Garden (an I Can Read book) (March 2011) ISBN 0-06-083561-3
  • Just Helping My Dad (an I Can Read book) (April, 2011) ISBN 0-06-083563-X
  • The Best Show and Share (June, 2011) ISBN 0-06-147801-6
  • Just a Little Too Little (February, 2012) ISBN 0-06-147802-4
  • What a Good Kitty (May 2012) ISBN 0-06-083565-6
  • We Are Moving (October, 2012) ISBN 0-06-147803-2
  • Just a Big Storm (March, 2013) ISBN 0-06-147804-0
  • Just One More Pet (May, 2013) ISBN 0-06-147807-5
  • Just Big Enough (June 4, 2013)
  • It's True (Inspired Kids series - publisher Thomas Nelson) (Oct 8, 2013)
  • You Go First (Inspired Kids series - publisher Thomas Nelson) (Oct 8, 2013)
  • Just a Little Love (an I Can Read book) (November 26, 2013) ISBN 0061478156
  • Just a Kite (an I Can Read book) (March 4, 2014) ISBN 0061478148
  • Just My Lost Treasure (May 27, 2014) ISBN 0061478067
  • Being Thankful (Inspired Kids series - publisher Thomas Nelson) (July 29, 2014) ISBN 1400322499
  • We All Need Forgiveness (Inspired Kids series - publisher Thomas Nelson) (Jul 29, 2014) ISBN 1400322510
  • Just a Special Day (an I Can Read book) (October 14, 2014) ISBN 0061478172
  • Just Fishing with Grandma by Mercer Mayer and Gina Mayer (March 10, 2015) ISBN 0061478083

Scholastic series[edit]

Portrait shaped in different sizes

  • I'm Sorry (1995; with Gina Mayer)
  • At the Beach With Dad (1998; with Gina Mayer)
  • It's Mine (2000; with Gina Mayer)

Special publications[edit]

  • Just a Snowy Day (1983) "Golden Touch and Feel Book" ISBN 0-307-12156-9 (republished by HarperCollins)
  • Little Critter In Search of the Beautiful Princess (1993) Green Frog Publishers ISBN 1-56619-449-0 (oversized hardcover book in the style of the Where's Waldo series)
  • Little Critter's Camp Out: A Golden Sound Story (1994) ISBN 0-307-70902-7
  • Little Critter: Just a Pirate (a "Magic Touch Talking Book" by Hasbro, Incorporated) (July 1996) ISBN 1-888208-12-0
  • Little Critter: Just Going to the Moon (a "Magic Touch Talking Book" by Hasbro, Incorporated (July 1996) ISBN 1-888208-11-2
  • Super Critter To The Rescue: A Golden Sound Story (1997) ISBN 0-307-74708-5
  • Just a Bubble Bath (1997) Inchworm Press, "Scrub-A-Dub Bath Book" (10 pages) ISBN 1-57719-222-2
  • Just My Camera and Me: Photo Fun Package (1998) Inchworm Press, ISBN 1-57719-398-9 (comes with a camera, a photo album, and the book Just My Camera and Me)
  • Just a Garden (1999) ISBN 1-57719-605-8 (was sold as a kit with four small plastic gardening tools and the book Just a Garden)

Little Golden Books[edit]

A numbered series. These were re-released by Scholastic and as a part of Mercer Mayer's Little Critter Book Club

  • Just a Bad Day (1993; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-98873-2
  • Taking Care of Mom (1993; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-98880-5
  • Just a Little Different (1993; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-98875-9
  • Just Like Dad (1993; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-98876-7
  • Just Say Please (1993; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-96017-X
  • This is My Body (1993; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-96013-7
  • I'm Sorry (1993; with Gina Mayer)
  • Just A Gum Wrapper (1993; by Gina and Mercer Mayer) ISBN 0-89577-766-5
  • Just Me and My Bicycle (1993; by Gina and Mercer Mayer)
  • Just Too Little (1993; by Gina and Mercer Mayer)
  • Just Leave Me Alone (1995; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-307-96016-1
  • The School Play (1995; by Gina and Mercer Mayer)
  • The Loose Tooth (1995; by Gina and Mercer Mayer)
  • Just an Airplane (1995; by Gina and Mercer Mayer) ISBN 0-89577-784-3
  • I Was So Sick (1995; with Gina Mayer)

Little Sister (of Little Critter)[edit]

Published as Golden Books "Little Look-Look Books"

  • Little Sister's Birthday (1988)
  • Just a Nap (1989)
  • Just a Rainy Day (1990)
  • When I Grow Up (1991)
  • Just Camping Out (1991)
  • The New Potty (1992; with Gina Mayer)
  • Just a Thunderstorm (1993; with Gina Mayer) ISBN 0-375-82633-5
  • My Big Sister (1995; with Gina Mayer)
  • The Magic Pumpkin (1997; with Gina Mayer)

Little Critter Storybooks featuring the "Critter Kids"[edit]

These were initially published by Scholastic publishing as accordion-style fold-out board books.
Most were republished by Random House and Green Frog as regular hardcover and softcover books.


Published by Random House, McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing, and by School Specialty Publishing


Published by Little Simon (Simon & Schuster), Random House, Golden Books, GT Publishing and HarperFestival

Lift-a-Flap Books[edit]

Published by multiple publishing houses. Some were originally released as hardcovers and then later re-released as Chunky Flap Board Books (two ISBN numbers are listed when this is the case).

Activity books[edit]

  • Little Critter: My Stories: Write and Draw Your Own Stories (1991) ISBN 0-307-05830-1
  • Little Critter Stand Ups to Color and Share (1992) (comes with 6 stand ups and stickers)
  • Little Critter Favorite Things (1994) ISBN 0-307-08573-2 (a coloring book)
  • Little Critter's Day at the Farm (with reusable stickers) (1994) ISBN 0-590-48641-1 (and ISBN 0-590-32804-2)
  • Little Critter's Holiday Fun Sticker Book (1994) ISBN 0-590-48640-3
  • Little Critter Shapes & Colors Coloring Book
  • Little Critter Dots and Mazes (Golden First Fun)
  • Little Critter's Song and Activity Book (1996)
  • Little Critter's Halloween: A Coloring and Activity Book (1997) (also came with Spooky Halloween Kit which included the book The Magic Pumpkin (Little Sister), a Flashlight, and a Trick-Or-Treat Bag). ISBN 1-57719-236-2
  • Little Critter's Christmas: A Coloring and Activity Book (1997) ISBN 1-57719-230-3
  • Little Critter's Backseat Busy Book (1999)
  • Painting the Seasons with Little Critter (2003) HarperCollins, ISBN 0-06-053956-9
  • Fun at School with Little Critter (2004)


  • Little Critter's Bedtime Storybook (1987) (includes: The Fussy Princess, The Grumpy Old Rabbit, The Day the Wind Stopped Blowing, The Bear Who Wouldn't Share, and some bumper "Bedtime" segments)
  • Two-minute Little Critter Stories: Eight favorite stories (1990) ISBN 0-307-12192-5 (Includes: Just A Mess, Just Me and My Babysitter, I Just Forgot, Just Me and My Puppy, I Was So Mad, Just My Friends and Me, When I Get Bigger, and Just Go to Bed)
  • Thrills and Spills (1991) (Early Bird Series Big Books: 19.5 × 16.2) ISBN 0-8273-4120-2 (Contains four stories: Just for You by Mercer Mayer, Jamberry by Bruce Degen, The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone, and Baby Days)
  • Just Me and My Family (1997) (A box set of four separate Golden Look Look books)
  • Just Me and My Family: Six Story Books in One (1999) ISBN 0-307-34094-5 (contains: Just Me and My Mom, Just Me and My Dad, Just Me and My Little Brother, Just Grandpa and Me, Just Grandma and Me, and Just Me and My Puppy)
  • Little Critter Read-It-Yourself Storybook: Six Funny Easy to Read Stories (2000) ISBN 0-307-16840-9 (contains: Little Critter's This Is My House, Little Critter's These Are My Pets, Little Critter's Little Sister's Birthday, Little Critter's This Is My School, Little Critter's This Is My Friend, and Little Critter's Staying Overnight).
  • Growing Every Day (A Little Critter Collection) (2002) ISBN 0-9654579-6-6 (Contains: Just Go to Bed, When I Get Bigger, Just a Mess, Just Going to the Dentist, Just Lost and Just Me in the Tub)
  • Feelings and Manners (2002) ISBN 0-9654579-5-8 (Contains: All by Myself, I was So Mad, Me Too!, I Just Forgot, I'm Sorry, and Just a Bully)
  • Little Critter Storybook Collection (2005) ISBN 0-06-082009-8 (Contains 7 stories)
  • Just a Little Critter Collection: 7 Books Inside (2005) ISBN 0-375-83255-6 (contains: Just For You, When I Get Bigger, I Was So Mad, All By Myself, Just Go To Bed, Just A Mess, and I Just Forgot)
  • Little Critter: Just a Storybook Collection (2012) ISBN 0-062-13452-3
  • Little Critter: Phonics Fun (a My First I Can Read box set of 12 mini-paperbacks)
    • 1. Just Critters who care
    • 2. Just saving my money
    • 3. Just helping my Dad
    • 4. A green, green garden
    • 5. Just a little sick
    • 6. Going to the firehouse
    • 7. What a good kitty
    • 8. Snowball soup
    • 9. To the rescue
    • 10. Fall festival
    • 11. Going to the sea park
    • 12. This is my town
  • Little Critter: Bedtime Stories (a box set featuring stickers, a poster, and 6 paperback books)

Little Critter workbooks[edit]

By Spectrum & Brighter Child (for Homeschool)

  • Little Critter Math: Grade Pre K (2001) ISBN 0-7696-3009-X or 1577685792
  • Little Critter Math: Grade K (2001) ISBN 0-7696-3010-3 or 1577688007
  • Little Critter Math: Grade 1 (2001) ISBN 0-7696-3011-1
  • Little Critter Math: Grade 2 (2001) ISBN 0-7696-3012-X
  • Little Critter Phonics: Grade Pre K (2002) ISBN 0-7696-3029-4
  • Little Critter Phonics: Grade K (2002) ISBN 0-7696-3030-8
  • Little Critter Phonics: Grade 1 (2002) ISBN 0-7696-3031-6
  • Little Critter Phonics: Grade 2 (2002) ISBN 0-7696-3032-4
  • Little Critter Reading: Grade Pre K (2002) ISBN 0-7696-3022-7
  • Little Critter Reading: Grade K (2002) ISBN 0-7696-3020-0
  • Little Critter Reading: Grade 1 (2002) ISBN 0-7696-3019-7
  • Little Critter Reading: Grade 2 (2002) ISBN 0-7696-3021-9
  • Little Critter Language Arts: Grade Pre K (2002)
  • Little Critter Language Arts: Grade K (2002)
  • Little Critter Language Arts: Grade 1 (2002)
  • Little Critter Language Arts: Grade 2 (2002)
  • Little Critter Beginning Writing: Grade Pre K (2002)
  • Little Critter Beginning Writing: Grade K (2002)
  • Little Critter Beginning Writing: Grade 1 (2002)
  • Little Critter Beginning Writing: Grade 2 (2002)
  • Little Critter Basic Concepts: Grade Pre K (2002)
  • Little Critter Basic Concepts: Grade K (2002)
  • Little Critter Basic Concepts: Grade 1 (2002)
  • Little Critter Basic Concepts: Grade 2 (2002)

Critters of the Night[edit]

AKA Creepy Critters, all written by Erica Farber and J. R. Sansevere (illustrated by Mercer Mayer)

  • Werewolves for Lunch (1995)
  • No Howling in the House (1996)
  • The Headless Gargoyle (1996)
  • To Catch a Little Fish (1996)
  • If You Dream a Dragon (1996)
  • Purple Pickle Juice (1996)
  • Zombies Don't Do Windows (1996)
  • The Vampire Brides (1996) ISBN 0-679-87360-0
  • The Goblin's Birthday Party(1996) ISBN 0-679-87373-2
  • Old Howl Hall Big Lift-And-look Book (1996) ISBN 0-679-88019-4
  • Pirate Soup (Pictureback Shape Books) ISBN 0-679-87364-3
  • Night of the Walking Dead Part 1ISBN 0-679-87371-6 (1997)
  • Night of the Walking Dead Part 2ISBN 0-679-87372-4 (1997)
  • Love You to Pieces: (24 Spooky Punch-out Valentines) (1997) ISBN 0-679-88709-1
  • Critters of the Night Glow-In-The-Dark Book (1997) ISBN 0-679-88707-5
  • Chomp Chomp! (1998)
  • Ooey Gooey (1998)
  • Roast and Toast (1998)
  • Midnight Snack (1999)
  • Kiss of the Mermaid (1999)
  • Mummy Pancakes (Tattoo Tales) (with over 20 tattoos) (1997) ISBN 0-679-87378-3
  • Zoom on My Broom (2001)

Mercer Mayer's LC + the Critter Kids[edit]

All written by Erica Farber and J. R. Sansevere (illustrated by Mercer Mayer)

  • My Teacher Is a Vampire (1994)
  • The Secret Code (1994)
  • The Purple Kiss (1994)
  • The Mummy's Curse (1994)
  • Top Dog (1994)
  • Surf's Up (1994)
  • Pizza War (1994)
  • The Cat's Meow (1994)
  • Showdown at the Arcade (1994)
  • The Ghost of Goose Island (1995)
  • Mystery at Big Horn Ranch (1995)
  • The E-Mail Mystery (1995)
  • The Swamp Thing (1995)
  • Backstage Pass (1995)
  • The Alien (1995)
  • The Prince (1995)
  • The Haunted House (1995) ISBN 0-307-66180-6
  • Jaguar Paw (1995)
  • Golden Eagle (1995)
  • Octopus Island (1996)
  • Blue Ribbon Mystery (1996)
  • Circus of Ghouls (1996)
  • Lil Shop of Magic (1996)
  • Kiss of the Vampire (1996)

Other Little Critter titles[edit]

  • I am Hiding (1992) ISBN 0-88029-980-0
  • I am Helping (1992) ISBN 0-88029-978-9
  • I am Playing (1992) ISBN 0-88029-979-7
  • I am Sharing (1992) ISBN 0-88029-981-9
  • I Smell Christmas: A Nose Tickler (1997) ISBN 1-57719-221-4
  • Little Critter's These Are My Pets (1988)
  • Little Critter's The Trip (1988) (Originally published as an ABC style book, and then as an edited story with fewer pages in 1997).
  • Little Critter's The Picnic (1988)
  • Little Critter's Staying Overnight (1988)
  • Little Critter's This Is My Friend (1989) ISBN 0-307-61685-1
  • Little Critter's This Is My School (1990)
  • Little Critter's Christmas Book (1989) ISBN 0-307-15849-7
  • Little Critter's Spooky Halloween Party (1999)
  • Little Critter's The Night Before Christmas (1995) ISBN 0-679-87352-X
  • The Grumpy Old Rabbit: Little Critter's Bedtime Storybook (1987) (Taco Bell Promotional Book)
  • The Bear Who Wouldn't Share: Little Critter's Bedtime Storybook (1987) ASIN B00072HVVC (published by Western Publishing)
  • The Fussy Princess: Little Critter's Bedtime Storybook: (1989) ISBN 0-307-62090-5
  • Little Critter's Picture Dictionary (2001) ISBN 1-57768-839-2
  • Little Critter's Favorite Things (1994)
  • I Didn't Know That (by Gina and Mercer Mayer)
  • Mercer Mayer's Little Critter Lacing Cards (1992) (toy)

Little Monster series[edit]

"Little Monster" redirects here. For other uses, see Little Monsters (disambiguation).

For the Royal Blood song, see Little Monster (song).

Little Monster is an anthropomorphic character created by Mercer Mayer. He is a dinosaur-like dragon. Little Monster first appeared in the 1977 book Little Monster's Word Book, but many characters in the Little Monster series were first introduced in the 1975 book One Monster After Another and the 1976 book Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-A-Zoo.

Books that feature the character Little Monster:

  • Little Monster's Word Book (1977) ISBN 0-307-65766-3
  • Little Monster's Alphabet Book (1978) ISBN 0-307-61847-1
  • Little Monster's Counting Book (1978) ISBN 0-307-61844-7
  • Little Monster's Neighborhood (1978) ISBN 0-307-61849-8
  • Little Monster at School (1978) ISBN 0-307-61845-5
  • Little Monster at Home (1978) ISBN 0-307-61846-3
  • Little Monster at Work (1978) ISBN 0-307-13736-8
  • Little Monster's Bedtime Book (1978) ISBN 0-307-61848-X
  • Little Monster's Library (box set containing the first 6 Little Monster books and 6 punch-out paper monsters) (1978) ISBN 0-307-15525-0
  • Little Monster's You-Can-Make-It Book (1978) ISBN 0-307-15802-0
  • Little Monster's Mother Goose (1979) ISBN 0-307-13742-2
  • Little Monster's Scratch and Sniff Mystery (1980) ISBN 0-307-13546-2
  • Little Monster's Sports Fun Sticker Book (with reusable stickers) (1985) ISBN 0-590-48644-6
  • Little Monster's Moving Day Sticker Book (with reusable stickers) (1995) ISBN 0-590-48643-8
  • Little Monster Private Eye: The Smelly Mystery (1998) ISBN 1-57719-319-9 (re-release edited version of Scratch and Sniff Mystery without Scratch and Sniff Spots, all dialogue balloons removed, major text changes, and 5 pages shorter) (also released as part of a Detective Kit gift set ISBN 1-57719-259-1)
  • Little Monster Private Eye: The Lost Wish (by Erica Farber and J. R. Sansevere) (1998) ISBN 1-57719-318-0
  • Little Monster Private Eye: How The Zebra Lost His Stripes (by Erica Farber and J. R. Sansevere)(1998) ISBN 1-57719-317-2 (also released with the Little Monster Private Eye Goes on Safari gift set ISBN 1-57719-306-7)
  • Mercer Mayer's Little Monster Private Eye: The Mummy Mystery (by Erica Farber) (also released with The Treasure of the Nile gift set ISBN 1-57719-661-9)
  • Mercer Mayer's Little Monster Private Eye: 101 Penguins (by Erica Farber and J. R. Sansevere) (1998) (also came in a 101 Penguins A Polar Adventure gift set with a Snow Globe that has two penguins in it) ISBN 1-57719-395-4
  • Mercer Mayer's Little Monster Private Eye: The Bubble Gum Pirates (by Erica Farber and J. R. Sansevere) (1998) ISBN 1-57719-604-X (also came as part of a pirate themed gift set featuring a sword and other items)
  • Mercer Mayer's Little Monster Treasury Book (contains 11 previously released Little Monster stories, some edited)

Professor Wormbog series[edit]

Creatures in the Professor Wormbog series tend to also appear in the Little Monster series of books.

  • Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-A-Zoo (1976)
  • Professor Wormbog's Gloomy Kerploppus: A Book of Great Smells (and a Heart-Warming Story, Besides) (1977)
  • Professor Wormbog's Cut It, Glue It, Tape It, Do It (1980)
  • Professor Wormbog's Crazy Cut-Ups (1980) ISBN 0-307-15807-1

Other Little Monster related books[edit]

Books that feature characters that also appear in the Little Monster and Professor Wormbog series.

  • One Monster After Another (1974)
  • How the Trollusk Got His Hat (1979)
  • Mercer's Monsters (a "Golden Book of Picture Postcards" with verses by Seymour Reit) (1977) ISBN 0-307-11105-9

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Little Monster's Bedtime Book by Mercer Mayer
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