Celebrate Frankensteins 200 Year Anniversary In Books

babylit frankenstein

Frankenstein was published on May 11, 1818 and this year, we are celebrating it’s 200th anniversary.  There have been movie adaptions, halloween costumes and so much more generated from what some call, “the first science fiction story.”  Through out the month, we are going to feature children’s books that have Frankenstein, or a parody, as the main character.

Frankentstein: An Anatomy Primer (a BabyLit book)

This is a fun book to use to introduce young children to their body parts.  Read the book aloud and ask your child to identify their same body parts as your cruise through this adorable book.  This monster is not scary and will introduce your child to a great literary character while teaching them their body parts.  This book takes you down from the head all the way to the toes.

As a primer in the BabyLit series, Frankenstein:  An Anatomy Primer is a great way for little ones to learn the different parts that make up the Frankenstein monster.  You might also learn that he isn’t all that different from the rest of us, as he chomps on strawberries and enjoys reading some great literature!  One thing’s for sure – there’s nothing scary about this toddler-friendly retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic novel.

JENNIFER ADAMS is the author of more than 30 books, including board books in the best-selling BabyLit series which introduce young children to the world of classic literature. Jennifer works as a writer and editor in Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit her website at jennifer-adams.com.

Alison Oliver runs Sugar design studio. Alison’s design portfolio includes everything from logos to packaging and product design for clients such as Chronicle Books, Citibabes, and Aerie, as well as Gibbs Smith. She lives in New York.


Frankenstein SandwichFrankenstein Makes a Sandwich
Being a monster isn’t all frightening villagers and sucking blood. Monsters have their trials, too. Poor Frankenstein’s cupboard is bare, Wolfman is in need of some household help, and it’s best not to get started on Dracula’s hygiene issues. What could be scarier?

Nineteen hilarious poems delve into the secret lives of the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Bigfoot, Godzilla, and others. In a range of styles that pay homage to everyone from Charles Schulz to John James Audubon, the monstrously talented Adam Rex uncovers horrific–and clever–truths you won’t want to miss.


hearts and other body partsHearts & Other Body Parts
For our older readers and parents, here is a charming, funny and wildly inventive horror novel.

Sisters Esme, Katy, and Ronnie are smart, talented, and gorgeous, and better yet . . . all three are witches. They have high school wired until the arrival of two new students. The first is Norman, who is almost eight feet tall and appears to be constructed of bolts and mismatched body parts. Despite his intimidating looks, Esme finds herself strangely — almost romantically — drawn to both his oversized brain and oversized heart.

The second new arrival is Zack, an impossibly handsome late transfer from the UK who has the girls at school instantly mesmerized. Soon even sensible Esme has forgotten Norman, and all three sisters are in a flat-out hex war to win Zack. But while the magic is flying, only Norman seems to notice that students who wander off alone with Zack end up with crushed bones and memory loss. Or worse, missing entirely.

HEARTS & OTHER BODY PARTS is a wickedly addictive novel about love, monsters, and loyalty. And oh yeah, a Japanese corpse-eating demon cat.