BOOK 17: THE BIG MOVE

At Sam's big party the Whatif Monster spills the beans that Jonathan James is moving away. Can he help the friends turn the party from a sad farewell into a celebration of forever freindship?

BOOK 11: THE ACCIDENT

A fun day at the park with friends takes a scary turn. The Whatif Monster helped Jonathan James be brave and careful while trying something new. But what happens if something bad still happens? What then?

BOOK 2: SUPER SAM AND THE BIG SECRET

Sometimes life can have a lot of worries or be a little bit scary. From trying new things to meeting new people, the Whatif Monster is here to help! But will he be able to help Sam overcome her fears to share who she really is with her classmates?

BOOK 4: GABBY AND THE MEAN GIRL

There's a new girl in Mrs. Thomas' second-grade class. But there's a problem. Kind of a big one. She's mean to every single kid in class! Can the Whatif Monster help Jonathan James and his friends deal with the new class bully?

BOOK 13: THE LUCKIEST DAY

Jonathan James and his best friend Sam can't believe their luck! They found a five-dollar bill in the hallway at school! But after they spend it on treats for themselves, they find out another student lost it. Can the Whatif Monster help them to tell the truth and fix the big mess they created?

BOOK 18: A NEW TOWN FOR JONATHAN JAMES

Jonathan James has moved! He meets a girl named Max who is also new to town, but is determined to run away back home. Can Jonathan James and the Whatif Monster help Max overcome her fears about being the new kid and get her to stay?

BOOK 14: GABBY'S FOREVER FAMILY

At Gabby's birthday pool party, she gets to tell everyone her big news! Her foster parents are adopting her! But when Gabby starts to worry that she could lose what she wants most, can the Whatif Monster come to the rescue?

BOOK 12: FLORA AND THE FAIRY

The whole second grade is putting on a play. But Flora, who has a starring role, gets stage fright and quits. Can the Whatif Monster and friends help their classmate overcome her fear so the show can go on?

BOOK 9: A NEW SISTER FOR SEBASTIAN

When Sebastian's dad brings home his nely adopted sister, can the Whatif Monster help him overcome his worry about how his life is about to change?

BOOK 3: SEBASTIAN AND THE WOBBLY WORDS

Every kid in Mrs. Thomas' second grade class has to read a paragraph they wrote out loud. Which doesn't seem so scary - unless you're like Sebastian. When Sebastian reads, the words bounce and dance on the page and get all mixed up. Maybe with the help of the Whatif Monster and some new friends, he can overcome his fears and read out loud.

BOOK 8: A SAD TIME FOR TORI

Tori's grandma has passed away and Jonathan James and Sam are trying to cheer up their friend, but they don't really know how. Will the Whatif Monster be able to help Tori and her friends in this difficult situation?

BOOK 15: Jonathan James and the New Pet

Jonathan James's friends come over to meet his new dog, Buster. But when someone accidentally leaves a gate open, Buster runs away. Can the Whatif Monster help everyone to work together to find Buster?

BOOK 5: THE TROUBLE WITH TRYOUTS

Sam wants Jonathan James to tryout for the baseball team with her. But Jonathan James has never even played before. What if he's awful and looks silly in front of everybody? Can the Whatif Monster help Jonathan James be brave enough to try something new?

BOOK 16: THE YARD SALE

There's a neighborhood yard sale and Jonathan James and his friends are going to make some extra money! But when a beloved stuffed toy accidentally gets sold, can the Whatif Monster help fix the situtation?

BOOK 10: DIFFERENT BUT THE SAME

When a boy named Reggie who has Down syndrome joins Mrs. Thomas' class, Jonathan James and his friends have some uncomfortable feelings. Can the Whatif Monster help all the friends sort their feelings and make Reggie feel welcome?

Whatif Monster Chapter Book Series

The Whatif Monster chapter book series is an inclusive and diverse series perfect as a family read-aloud or for the newly independent reader! This series will help young ones navigate through the scary 'what if's they too might encounter in life.


Meet the Whatif monster! Sometimes life can have a lot of worries or be a little bit scary. From trying new things to meeting new people, the Whatif Monster is here to help! But will he be able to help Jonathan James and his friends be brave enough to navigate all the different 'what ifs' in life?

Available: Full Set Paperback $180, Full Set Hardback $250


  • All titles available in English, some titles available in Spanish
  • Books type-set in dyslexic friendly font
  • Illustrations on every other page to break up large sections of text
  • Tests at second-grade reading level on the Lexile Level Alalyzer

BOOK 1: A NEW FRIEND FOR JONATHAN JAMES

Jonathan James wants to make friends with Sam, the coolest and bravest girl in class, but he is too scared that she won't like him. With the help of his furry green friend, the Whatif Monster and a clever game that helps them concentrate on all the good and wonderful what ifs, we find out if Jonathan James is brave enough to overcome his fears and make a new friend.

BOOK 7: THE SLEEPOVER SECRET

Jonathan James is so excited for his backyard sleepover with Sebastian and Vin! They're going to have such a fun night! But when Vin suddenly decides he has to go home can the Whatif Monster help the boys save their fun sleepover night?

BOOK 6: BEST FRIENDS FOREVER?

Jonathan James and Sam are best friends. But when Sam starts to hang out with a new friend named Tori, Jonathan James worries that it might mean his friendship with Sam is in trouble. Can the Whatif Monster help their friendship survive?