Saw this on the Classic Movie Monsters blog today - Seymour Simon's Space Monsters From Movies, TV, and Books.
I owned this during the formative years, and I feel like I carried it around a lot. Took it places. Like a Pastor who carries around an old Bible. A real buzzkill at family events I'm sure (me and the Pastor).
So I looked the author up and found that he has a site and discusses the book:
Very cool. Loved this book. Constantly read it. Drew the monsters in it. And wanted the Martian from War of the Worlds as a pet.
Found a couple pages from it here.