Of all the books on
monsters, ghosts,etc that are aimed at children, this set of books are certainly the best I have seen, not only do they have fantastic covers, but the stuff inside is just as impressive. I bought these from a shop called 'The book cellar', before it became 'The Works' back in the early 80's. The Monsterback series of books was first published in 1980 by Marshall Cavendish. The books covered a broad range of topics such as stories, frightening facts, games, projects etc. Illustrated throughout with fantastic artwork and photographs. Examples of the contents include: For the Vampires book - What is a vampire?, Curse of the undead, Vlad the Impaler, Make a Dracula's castle, The Croglin Vampire, How to tell a vampire, The film Dracula, what is blood, etc. MONSTER OR MAN? book - The Minotaur, Fiends and Fairies, The Gorgons, King Kong, Make a monster mask, The film monster, The Red death, Frakenstein's monster, etc. WEREWOLVES AND OTHER WEIRD CREATURES book - Legend of the werewolf, Wolfman, Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde, Werewolf in film, Island of Dr.Moreau, Loup-Garou, Invisible man, Wolf boys, Wolves everywhere, etc. GHOSTS, GHOULS AND SPIRITS book - What is a ghost?, Things that go bump in the night, Film ghosts, The Brown lady, Sea ghosts, Ghosts of the Tower of London, Church ghosts, Canterville ghost, Theatre ghosts, etc.
These four books are certainly worth checking out, keep a look out for them, I am sure you will be able to get them at a reasonable price. A light, ghoulish read.