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Bigfoot: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about bigfoot?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to bigfoot. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about bigfoot.

Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

When it comes to children’s stories about bigfoot, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like The Monster Detector (Big Foot and Little Foot #2) to popular sellers like The Littlest Bigfoot to some of our favorite hidden gems like Elwood Bigfoot.

We hope this list of kids books about bigfoot can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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Elwood Bigfoot
Written by Jill Esbaum
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Elwood Bigfoot is big, LOUD . . . and lonely. It’s hard for him to make friends especially with the tiny birdies whose chirps and cheerful songs help him feel less alone. But whenever a hopeful Elwood hollers at a birdie to STAY, the scared creature flies away. Will Elwood “ever” find a way to befriend the birdies?”

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Get Dressed, Sasquatch!
Written by Kyle Sullivan & illustrated by Derek Sullivan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 1-7

The fun is au naturel when a rule-touting ranger dares to ask Sasquatch to put some clothes on.In the Pacific Northwest, the trees are always green, the eagles are always stern and Sasquatch is always, well, naked. But what happens when a rule-touting ranger shows up to ask Sasquatch to put some clothes on? Find out in this story of mountainous fun and evergreen hilarity.

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Buttercup the Bigfoot
Written by Douglas Rees & illustrated by Isabel Muñoz
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A fiercely funny picture book from author Douglas Rees and illustrator Isabel Muñoz about the fantastic friendship between a little girl and a creature out of legend.

When Willa Cathcart Wilmerding, the bravest girl in the world, is told she must stop her nightly tradition of howling at the moon, she decides to run away. High in the mountains, she meets Buttercup the Bigfoot, a friend unlike any other!

Willa and Buttercup do everything together. They leap up and down the mountains, soar over mighty crevasses, and make each other crowns of flowers―but their favorite thing to do is climb a high peak and HOWL at the moon.

This playful story of friendship, freedom, and ferocity will have picture book readers eager for a Bigfoot friend of their very own.

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Bigfoot
Written by David Michael Slater & illustrated by Mauro Sorghienti
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-12

The Mattigan kids don’t believe in things that go bump in the night. After all, their dad is famous for proving such things are impossible. But, when their long-lost Grandpa Joe shows up with his Mysterious Monsters journal, begging for help, the siblings find themselves drawn into a search for Bigfoot.

Along the way, they’ll have to deal with meddling babysitters, suspicious psychics, a YouTube disaster, and their furious father. To solve this mystery, Maddie, Max, and Theo must rethink what’s possible ― and make lots of peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

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Bigfoot Baby!
Written by & illustrated by Meg Hunt
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

Open the flaps to follow an adorable young bigfoot (a.k.a., Sasquatch) on a day-long adventure in a warm and vibrant magical-realist Pacific Northwest forest realm.
Along the way you'll meet and interact with a forest full of nonthreatening creatures including tree fairies, forest gnomes, bats, bears and owls. Young readers and pre-readers will delight in the details of this magical world, as every spread features a sturdy flap that reveals a fun, unexpected and friendly character or hidden aspect for the reader to discover at their own pace. As day turns to night, the final spread finds Bigfoot Baby tuckered out and safely tucked in a tree house bed, with parents present to say goodnight after a busy day of adventure.

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  • Uncertain Summer - For decades something has lurked in the swampy lakes of East Texas. Could it be the elusive Bigfoot? Everdil Jackson thinks so. Her whole life she’s grown up listening to the stories of the Bigfoot sightings around Uncertain, Texas. When a TV show offers a million dollars to the person that can provide conclusive proof of Bigfoot, Everdil, her brother, and two friends form a team to snap a picture of the beast. With any luck, they’ll prove the impossible and win the money Everdil’s family badly needs. But tracking a monster, especially one nobody’s been able to catch, proves trickier than Everdil expected. With each new adventure, Everdil seems to create more problems with her friends and family than she solves. In the end, she has to hope that her brave, foolish actions will ultimately make things right with everyone, including Bigfoot. This book will remind readers that hope and loyalty are traits that we all share, no matter our size.

  • The Monster Detector (Big Foot and Little Foot #2) - Hugo, a young sasquatch, and his friend Gigi use a Monster Detector to find a Green Whistler, but when Hugo’s human friend, Boone, joins in, surprises are in store.

  • Pete the Cat Goes Camping - New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean takes readers along for an outdoor adventure with Pete the Cat!

  • Beast: Face-To-Face with the Florida Bigfoot - Beast is a fast-paced adventure of guts and survival, this time with a paranormal twist, from acclaimed author Watt Key... Adam says he can't remember where he was for the two months he went missing in a Florida swamp. That's not true. He does remember. The truth: He was driving with his parents, and the car crashed when his father swerved to avoid colliding with a giant Sasquatch-like creature standing in the highway. Haunted by his parents' disappearance and hounded for claiming to have seen Bigfoot, Adam sets off into the deadly wilderness on a hunt for answers as to what really happened that night. The answer he finds is more terrifying--and more fascinating--than he could have imagined.

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Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot
Written by Adam Gidwitz & illustrated by Hatem Aly
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

The third book in the fully illustrated, globe-trotting new middle grade fantasy-adventure series about mythical creatures and their cultures of origin, from the Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitor’s Tale. Elliot and Uchenna, along with Jersey, are back for their next adventure with Professor Fauna, searching out and rescuing a new mythical creature.

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Big Foot and Little Foot (Book #1)
Written by Ellen Potter & illustrated by Felicita Sala
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Hugo is a young Sasquatch who longs for adventure. Boone is young boy who longs to see a Sasquatch. When their worlds collide, they become the unlikeliest pair of best friends. At the Academy for Curious Squidges, Hugo learns all manner of Sneaking–after all, the most important part of being a Sasquatch is staying hidden from humans. But Hugo dreams of roaming free in the Big Wide World rather than staying cooped up in caves. When he has an unexpected run-in with a young human boy, Hugo seizes the opportunity for a grand adventure. Soon, the two team up to search high and low for mythical beasts, like Ogopogos and Snoot-Nosed Gints. Through discovering these new creatures, together, Big Foot and Little Foot explore the ins and outs of each other’s very different worlds but learn that, deep down, maybe they’re not so different after all.

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The Littlest Bigfoot
Written & illustrated by Jennifer Weiner
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

“The story of twelve-year-old Alice, a misfit who is ignored by her own family and shipped off to boarding school. She’d love a friend, and one day she rescues mysterious Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake. Millie, it turns out, is a Bigfoot, part of a clan that lives deep in the woods. Alice swears to protect Millie and her tribe, and the two girls try to find a place where they both fit in”–

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The Squatchicorns (Big Foot and Little Foot #3)
Written by Ellen Potter & illustrated by Felicita Sala
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

When a tribe of Sasquatches flee from a mysterious curse, they take refuge in Hugo’s home, Widdershins Cavern. These new Sasquatches look a bit . . . odd. For example, they all have unicorn horns on their heads! Always open to meeting new creatures, Hugo befriends one of these strange squidges, Nobb. Nobb offers to escort Hugo though the North Woods so that Hugo can attend Boone’s birthday party. Having never been inside a Human house, Hugo finds the experience confusing and somewhat disastrous. Just when it looks like Hugo may have ruined Boone’s birthday, they set out on a mission to solve the troubling curse in Nobb’s cavern.

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