Ghost Stories for Kids

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All fiction is shelved alphabetically by the author's last name. 

PICTURE BOOKS

Leo, a Ghost Story  
by Mac Barnett
Leo is a friendly house ghost--but when a family moves into his house, and tries to get rid of him, he leaves and roams the city looking for a friend.

Boo Who?    
by Ben Clanton                     
Boo is new-- and it can be scary being new, especially for a shy ghost who can't play any of the other kids' games. Can Boo find a way to fit in and make friends with the rest of the group?

Ghost Ship
by Mary Higgins Clark
While visiting his grandmother on Cape Cod, nine-year-old Thomas encounters a ship’s cabin boy from centuries past. 

Magic for Sale  
by Carrie Clickard
Hearing rumors about a ghost in the local magic shop, young Georgie McQuist bravely prepares to find the phantom but is anything but prepared for what happens when the shopkeeper, Miss Pustula Night, catches him in the act. 

Boy Dumplings 
by Ying Chang Compestine
When a hungry ghost threatens to gobble up a plump little boy, the boy tricks the ghost by convincing him to prepare an elaborate recipe first. 

Skeleton for Dinner
by Margery Cuyler                     
Big Witch and Little Witch have made stew and want to invite their friends to eat with them but Skeleton
mistakes the guest list for a menu and takes off to warn Ghost and Ghoul, who hide with him in the haunted forest. 

Skeleton Hiccups 
by Margery Cuyler                       
Ghost tries to help Skeleton get rid of the hiccups.

Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite! 
by Diane De Groat
Gilbert is excited about staying overnight at Camp Hi-Dee-Ho, until he hears about the legendary camp ghost. 

The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch 
by Anne Isaacs                                     
During the California Gold Rush of 1848, ten-year-old Estrella, who  runs so fast she is called “la Estrella
corriente," the running star, faces a group of greedy ghosts who have stolen her exotic pets to work in their gold mine. 

The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe
by Tony Johnston                                 
n Colonial Massachusetts, the ghost of a recently-buried farmer haunts his widow's house after a dog takes one of his bones on a long journey. 

Ghosts in the House! 
by Kazuno Kohara                               
Tired of living in a haunted house, a young witch captures, washes, and turns her pesky ghosts into curtains and a tablecloth. 

Tacky Goes to Camp 
by Helen Lester                                   
Tacky the penguin and his friends go to Camp Whoopihaha where they scare each other by telling ghost stories around the campfire, never expecting that one of the frightening stories will come true. 

The Hungry Ghosts 
by Julius Lester                                   
A resourceful young boy tries to help three hungry ghosts find something to eat. 

Old Devil Wind 
by Bill Martin                                     
A brightly illustrated, cumulative tale tells the story of the night a great wind blows and blows, shaking a house and all its inhabitants, as ghosts wail, owls hoot, candles flicker, and still the wind keeps blowing. 

Zen Ghosts   
by Jon J. Muth                                     
On Halloween night, Stillwater the giant panda tells Karl, Addy, and Michael a spooky and unusual story. Based on a Zen koan. 

The Bake Shop Ghost 
by Jacqueline Ogburn                       
Miss Cora Lee Merriweather haunts her bake shop after her death, until the new shop owner makes a deal with her.

Ghost in the House   
by Ammi-Joan Paquette                   
Slip-sliding his way through a haunted house, a little ghost is joined by a shuffling mummy, a happy little monster, and other ghoulish friends before discovering the scariest creature in the house.

We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt   
by Susan Pearson                               
Children go out at night seeking a ghost, through one scary place after another.

The Scariest Book Ever   
by Bob Shea                                           
A young ghost lives by a dark forest, but he's afraid of monsters and too scared to go there, inviting young readers to turn the pages and explore it on their own. 

Abe Lincoln’s Dream   
by Lane Smith                                       
When a schoolgirl gets separated from her tour of the White House and finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, she also discovers the ghost of the great man himself.

Goldfish Ghost       
by Lemony Snicket                             
A goldfish who has just died leaves the bowl he once called home in search of company, but no one seems to notice a dead goldfish. 

The Teeny Tiny Ghost and the Monster     
by Kay Winters                                     
The teeny tiny ghost and his classmates enter a monster-making contest at their school. 

Whooo’s Haunting the Teeny Tiny Ghost? 
by Kay Winters                                     
The teeny, tiny, very timid ghost tries to be brave when he suspects that his house is haunted.

BEGINNING READERS

A Ghost Named Fred     
by Nathaniel Benchley                         
George meets a friendly ghost named Fred when he enters a haunted house to get out of the rain.

Inside a House That is Haunted   
by Alyssa Capucilli                               
A cumulative rhyme in which the spider, ghost, cat, and other inhabitants of a haunted house wake up and startle each other. 

Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Haunted House    
by Doug Cushman
"Daily Tombs" newspaper reporter Dirk Bones, who also happens to be a skeleton, investigates when a family of ghosts fears that they are being haunted. 

Miguel’s Music
by Liz Rivera
Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician despite his family's baffling ban on music, and following a strange chain of events, he finds himself in the Land of the Dead where he tries to unlock the story behind his family's history.   

The Spooky Tire:  Trucktown
by Jon Scieszka                                                                                                 
On a dark and stormy night, Melvin the truck rolls into a spooky junkyard to find a replacement for his flat tire. 

Never Kick a Ghost and Other Silly Chillers   
by Judy Sierra                                       
A collection of spooky stories and games based on folklore.

IN-BETWEENS 

The Blue Ghost 
by Marion Dane Bauer                                                                                     
At her grandmother's log cabin, nine-year-old Liz is led to make contact with children she believes may be her ancestors. 

The Ghosts at the Movie Theater    
by Dori Hillstead Butler                   
Kaz and Claire are on the case again—this time, they're looking for Kaz's long-lost uncle! Their search takes them to a bakery and a movie theater. Along the way, they meet another kid ghost detective. Will Kaz and Claire be able to figure out what's going on? 

The School is Alive!   
by Jack Chabert                                   
Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is alive and plotting against the students, and, as hall monitor, it is his job to protect them--but he will need some help from his friends.

The Haunting of Pirate Cove:  Scooby Doo 
by Kate Howard                                                                                                 
A spooky ghost kidnaps Daphne when the gang is on a pirate cruise. 

Ghost Trap 
by Barbara Joosse                                 
When Wild Willie's best friend Kyle moves back to the neighborhood the boys suspect that Kyle's new house is haunted. 

The Pinstripe Ghost 
by David Kelly                                     
While visiting New York's Yankee Stadium with Kate's mother, cousins Mike and Kate decide to investigate the rumor that the ghost of Babe Ruth is haunting the stadium. 

The Haunted House Next Door   
by Andres Miedoso                         
Fearless 8-year-old Desmond Cole runs his own ghost-hunting service to investigate monsters, spirits and other otherworldly mischief makers and is assisted by his sidekick best friend, Andres, who struggles with chronic fears.

Ghosts Ride Bicycles, Don’t They?   
by Andres Miedoso                           
Asked to help track down a ghost that allegedly rides a bicycle, sidekick Andres Miedoso accompanies a skeptical Desmond on a Ghost Patrol assignment that may or may not be related to mortal activities. 

The Case of the Haunted Haunted House 
by Lewis Montgomery                       
Amateur detectives Milo and Jazz try to figure out if the haunted house they are building for the school fair has a real ghost.

Just in Case   
by Yuyi Morales                                 
As Senor Calavera prepares for Grandma Beetle's birthday he finds an alphabetical assortment of unusual presents, but with the help of Zelmiro the Ghost, he finds the best gift of all.

Ghost Town at Sundown: Magic Tree House # 10    
by Mary Pope Osborne                     
Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to the Wild West where they experience excitement and danger and try to solve a riddle.

A Good Night for Ghosts: Magic Tree House # 42
by Mary Pope Osborne               
Jack and Annie must travel back in time to New Orleans in 1915 to help a teenaged Louis Armstrong fulfill his destiny to become the "King of Jazz." 

A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time: Magic Tree House # 44
by Mary Pope Osborne           
Jack and Annie travel back to Victorian London when Merlin asks them to use their magic to inspire Charles Dickens to write "A Christmas Carol." 

Junie B., First Grader: Boo – And I Mean It!       
by Barbara Park                                   
With Halloween approaching, Junie B. needs to find a costume that will scare off the real witches and ghosts that she believes will be out on the holiday. 

Fred & Anthony Escape from the Netherworld     
by Elise Primavera                               
Fred and Anthony go the netherworld where they encounter ghosts and monsters, including the ghost writer Esile Arevamirp who then writes their story.

The Phantom of the Subway:  Geronimo Stilton #13       
by Geronimo Stilton                         
When he hears reports of a ghost haunting New Mouse City's subway tunnels, Geronimo sets out to investigate the story. 

The Thirteen Ghosts: Creepella Von Cacklefur  #1                                                                             
by Geronimo Stilton                         
Creepella and her niece investigate Squeakspeare Mansion in an attempt to interview ghosts. 

Meet Me in Horrorwood: Creepella Von Cacklefur #2     
by Geronimo Stilton                         
Something is wrong with Gorgo, the monster in the moat of Cacklefur Castle! Creepella discovers that he is lovesick for the monster Blobbina, who also happens to be a famous movie star. But when Creepella delivers Blobbina a love letter from Gorgo, she finds out Blobbina has disappeared!

Ghost Pirate Treasure: Creepella Von Cacklefur #3           
by Geronimo Stilton                         
Creepella investigates mysterious holes around Squeakspeare's mansion - could legendary pirate Morgn Blackwhisker be searching for his lost buried treasure?

FICTION 

Gilda Joyce – Psychic Investigator  #1 
by Jennifer Allison                                                                                             
During the summer before ninth grade, intrepid Gilda Joyce invites herself to the San Francisco mansion of distant cousin Lester Splinter and his thirteen-year-old daughter, where she uses her purported psychic abilities and detective skills to solve the mystery of the mansion's boarded-up tower.

Gilda Joyce – The Ladies of the Lake #2 
by Jennifer Allison                                                                                             
Having earned a scholarship to a private girls' high school, self-proclaimed psychic investigator Gilda Joyce investigates the circumstances surrounding the drowning death of a student whose ghost supposedly haunts the campus.

Gilda Joyce – The Ghost Sonata #3   
by Jennifer Allison                                                                                             
When ninth-grader Gilda travels to an international piano competition in Oxford, England, as page turner for her friend Wendy Choy, she finds adventure investigating why Wendy is being haunted and who is frightening the performers, while enjoying a romance with a British boy and her first kiss.

Gilda Joyce – The Dead Drop #4 
by Jennifer Allison                                                                                             
While working as a summer intern at the International Spy Museum, Gilda, the psychic spy, ends up in the midst of a dangerous case after she stumbles upon classified information, decodes its messages, and discovers that there is a mole inside the intelligence community. 

Gilda Joyce – The Bones of the Holy #5 
by Jennifer Allison                                                                                             
Psychic investigator Gilda Joyce is appalled that her mother plans to remarry, but while they are in St. Augustine, Florida, making wedding arrangements Gilda discovers that the city is full of ghosts and mysteries, including one involving her stepfather-to-be. 

The Night Gardener   
by Jonathan Auxier                             
Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house. 

Midnight Magic   
by Avi                                                         
In Italy in 1491, Mangus the magician and his apprentice are summoned to the castle of Duke Claudio to determine if his daughter is indeed being haunted by a ghost. 

Seven Dead Pirates   
by Linda Bailey                                   
Inheriting a crumbling seaside mansion that proves to be haunted by pirate ghosts, Lewis reluctantly helps them adjust to the modern world and reclaim their ship from a museum. 

Girl Meets Ghost   
by Lauren Barnholdt,                         
Seventh-grader Kendall can see dead people. Not only can she see them, she can speak to them. . . and they can speak to her. They want Kendall to be a psychic sleuth and figure out what unresolved issues are keeping them from moving on. 

Ivy + Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go 
by Annie Barrows                           
Second-graders Ivy and Bean set out to expel the ghost who is living in the girls' bathroom at their school. 

Doll Bones     
by Holly Black                                       
Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl. 

Bad Magic 
by Pseudonymous Bosch                 
Thirteen-year-old Clay, a boy who no longer believes in magic, tags graffiti on his classroom wall and, as punishment, is sent to a camp for wayward kids located on a volcanic island, where eccentric campmates abound, a ghost walks among the abandoned ruins of a mansion, and dangerous force threatens to erupt with bad magic. 

The Hide and Seek Ghost     
by Dori Hillstead Butler                     
Kaz are Claire are called on for another case! A family thinks their house is haunted, making it difficult for them to sell it.  Will Kaz and Claire be able to figure out what's going on, and find more of Kaz's family members along the way?  

Spooky and the Ghost Cat   
by Natalie Carlson                               
On Halloween night, Spooky, a black cat, rescues a ghost cat from a witch to whom he once belonged.

 Skeleton Creek #1 
by Patrick Carman                               
Although housebound following an accident, teen aged Ryan continues to investigate the strange occurrences in his hometown of Skeleton Creek, recording his findings in a journal and viewing e-mail video clips sent by fellow detective Sarah. 

Ghost in the Machine:  Skeleton Creek #2 
by Patrick Carman                               
Although forbidden to see each other, Ryan and Sarah continue their investigation of the mysterious happenings at the dredge by communicating through video clips, text messages, midnight meetings,  and journaling. The reader may view videos on a website by using links and passwords found in the text.

The Crossbones:  Skeleton Creek #3 
by Patrick Carman                               
The Crossbones have a long history of destroying people who get in their way and now Ryan and Sarah find themselves in their crosshairs. 

The Raven:  Skeleton Creek #4 
by Patrick Carman                               
There are still some secrets that Ryan and Sarah haven't uncovered yet.  And there's still a shadowy figure standing in their path--someone who doesn't want Ryan and Sarah digging up any more of the past. 

The Inn Between      
by Marina Cohen                                 
During a long car trip, best friends Quinn and Kara explore the strange and creepy goings-on at a remote Nevada inn when Kara's family stops for the night. 

Ghost Hawk 
by Susan Cooper                                 
At the end of a winter-long journey into manhood, Little Hawk returns to find his village decimated by a white man's plague and soon, despite a fresh start, Little Hawk dies violently but his spirit remains trapped, seeing how his world changes.

The Painting      
by Charis Cotter                                   
When Annie's mother slips into a coma following a car accident, strange things begin to happen to Annie. She finds herself falling into the painting and meeting Claire, a girl her own age living at the lighthouse. Claire's mother Maisie is the artist behind the painting, and like Annie, Claire's relationship with her mother is fraught. Annie thinks she can help them find their way back to each other, and in so doing, help mend her relationship with her own mother. 

The Ghost Wore Gray 
by Bruce Coville                                     
"Nine" Tanleven and her friend, Chris, are thrilled to be asked to live in the old mansion her architect father is restoring, but they are spooked by a handsome ghost and must hunt down a hidden treasure. 

The Spook’s Tale and Other Horrors 
by Joseph Delaney                                                                                             
As sixty-year-old John Gregory reflects on the past, he reveals how the world of ghosts, ghasts, witches, and boggarts was exposed to him and he later became the Spook, even though his first intention had been to join the priesthood. 

The Ghost at Skeleton Rock 
by Franklin Dixon                               
As a final step in solving a mystery, Frank and Joe face the ghost  at Skeleton Rock.

A Greyhound of a Girl   
by Roddy Doyle                                   
Mary O'Hara is a Dublin schoolgirl who is facing the fact that her beloved Gran is dying, but Gran can't let go of life, and when a young woman turns up in Mary's street with a message for her Gran, Mary gets pulled into an adventure. 

It Creeps!: Ghost Detectors #1   
by Dotti Enderle                                   
Ten-year-old Malcolm and his best friend Dandy, armed with a ghost detector ordered from Beyond Belief magazine, make a late-night trip to a haunted house, despite the warnings of Malcolm's great-grandmother.

I’m Gonna Get You!: Ghost Detectors #2 
by Dotti Enderle                               
While his great-grandmother seeks her deceased husband, ten-year-old Malcolm and his best friend Dandy have no trouble finding a ghost on which to test Malcolm's latest gadget--a ghost zapper. 

Tell No One!: Ghost Detectors #3 
by Dotti Enderle                                   
Ten-year-olds Malcolm and Dandy think their ghost-hunting days are over when they start fifth grade with the toughest teacher in their school, but Malcolm's photographs for the yearbook reveal that the school is haunted.

The Ghost in the Noonday Sun 
by Sid Fleischman                               
Twelve-year-old Oliver tries to escape from pirates who take him to an island to find the ghost and treasure of Gentleman Jack. 

The 13th Floor 
by Sid Fleischman                               
When his older sister disappears, twelve-year-old Buddy Stebbins follows her back in time and finds himself aboard a seventeenth-century pirate ship captained by a distant relative. 

Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost!: Ghosthunters#1                                                                  
by Cornelia Funke
A timid boy named Tom reluctantly agrees to help professional ghostbuster Hetty Hyssop dispel an IRG (Incredibly Revolting Ghost) from an old house. 

Ghosthunters and the Gruesome Invincible Ghost!:  Ghosthunters #2     
by Cornelia Funke
Hetty Hyssop and her assistant ghosthunters travel to a seaside hotel to investigate the appearance of one of the most dangerous ghosts in the world.

Ghosthunters and the Totally Moldy Baroness!:  Ghosthunters #3   
by Cornelia Funke
When the murderous spirit of a brutal baroness possesses the owner of Gloomsburg Castle, Tom readies his special ghost-repellent paste and Hetty concocts a plan to dispel the disgruntled royal for good. 

Ghosthunters and the Muddy Monster of Doom!: Ghosthunters #4 
by Cornelia Funke
With the fate of the world resting on the outcome of his battle against the mud-dripping minotaur, Tom's final exam is one that is certain to test his combined knowledge in the field and, if he survives, rightfully earn him his Ghosthunting Diploma. 

Ghost Knight 
by Cornelia Funke
Eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft and new friend Ella summon the ghost of Sir William Longspee, who may be able to protect Jon from a group of  ghosts that threatens him harm from the day he arrives at Salisbury Cathedral's boarding school. Includes historical notes.

The Graveyard Book   
by Neil Gaiman                             
After the murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

The Crossroads #1 
by Chris Grabenstein                                                                                         
When eleven-year-old Zack Jennings moves to Connecticut with his father and new stepmother, they must deal with the ghosts left behind by a terrible accident, as well as another kind of ghost from Zack's past.

The Hanging Hill  #2     
by Chris Grabenstein                                                                                         
During rehearsals for a play based on his stepmother's bestselling children's books, eleven-year-old Zack discovers that the director is planning to raise a horde of evil specters from the dead by offering up a human sacrifice. 

The Smoky Corridor #3 
by Chris Grabenstein                                                                                       
With the help of his stepmother, his dog Zipper, and new friend Malik, Zack Jennings faces ghosts and zombies at his new middle school, which is said to house a lost Confederate treasure. 

The Black Heart Crypt  #4 
by Chris Grabenstein                                                                                         
A 200-year-old ghost inhabits a living ancestor in order to take revenge on eleven-year-old Zack and his family. 

Witch Twins and the Ghost of Glenn Bly 
by Adele Griffin                                   
When the witch twins, Claire and Luna, accompany their grandparents to Scotland, they enlist the aid of an army of ghosts to help save the castle of their grandmother's old friend. 

The Ghost Sitter 
by Peni Griffin                                   
When she realizes that her new house is haunted by the ghost of a ten-year-old girl who used to live there, Charlotte tries to help her find peace. 

The Old Willis Place     
by Mary Downing Hahn                   
Tired of the rules that have bound them ever since "the bad thing happened," twelve-year-old Diana ignores her brother's warnings and friends the daughter of the new caretaker, setting in motion events that lead to the release of the spirit of an evil, crazy woman who once ruled the old Willis place. 

Time for Andrew 
by Mary Downing Hahn                   
When he goes to spend the summer with his great-aunt in the family’s old house, eleven-year-old Drew is drawn eighty years into the past to trade places with his great-great-uncle who is dying of diphtheria.

Wait Till Helen Comes 
by Mary Downing Hahn                   
Molly and Michael dislike their spooky new stepsister Heather but realize that they must try to save her when she seems ready to follow a ghost child to her doom. 

Curiosity Killed the Cat 
by Sierra Harimann                                                                                       
When Hannah moves next door to a spooky cemetery, she doesn’t believe the legend of a ghost cat stalking the grounds, but the disappearance of her half-sister's cat Icky and strange occurrences around the house have her reconsidering. 

The Beasts of Clawstone Castle 
by Eva Ibbotson                                   
While spending the summer with elderly relatives at Clawstone Castle in northern England, Madlyn and her brother Rollo, with the help of several ghosts, attempt to save the rare cattle that live on the castle  grounds.

Dial-a-Ghost
by Eva Ibbotson                                   
A family of nice ghosts protects a British orphan from the diabolical plans of his evil guardians.

The Haunting of Granite Falls 
by Eva Ibbotson                                   
When twelve-year-old Alex's Scottish castle of Carra is sold, dismantled, and moved to Texas, the ghosts that raised him from a child have difficulty relocating.

Baylor’s Guide to Dreadful Dreams   
by Robert Imfeld                                 
Aided by an amulet and his sister's ghost, boy medium Baylor Bosco, thirteen, enters the world of dreams seeking two teens lost at sea, while evading wandering demon spirits.

The Last Bogler   
by Catherine Jinks                               
Ned Roach becomes a bogler's apprentice as Victorian London seeks to banish its bogle infestation once and for all in this conclusion to the trilogy featuring young assistants to Victorian London's best monster catcher, Alfred Bunce. 

Lady Margaret’s Ghost   
by Elizabeth Jones                               
In 1776, eleven-year-old Felicity runs the household while her mother and siblings are away, but is distracted by her horse's ill health, two strangers in town, and the fear that a box of family heirlooms is  haunted. Includes historical information about life in Colonial Williamsburg.

Constable and Toop 
by Gareth Jones                                 
In Victorian London, an undertaker's son who can see ghosts and is haunted by their constant demands for attention must decide whether to help when a horrible disease imprisons ghosts into empty houses in the world of the living. 

Ghost of Blackwood Hall:  Nancy Drew #25 
by Carolyn Keene                                 
A search for stolen jewelry takes Nancy to New Orleans where she uncovers a swindling racket in which a medium uses her trade to relieve victims of their valuables. 

Ghost Dog Secrets     
by Peg Kehret                                     
Sixth-grader Rusty, determined to help an injured dog that is chained outdoors in frigid weather, calls animal control, then takes matters into his own hands, aided by his best friend and a ghost collie that leads Rusty to an even deeper secret.

The Ghost’s Grave   
by Peg Kehret                                     
Apprehensive about spending the summer in Washington State with his Aunt Ethel when his parents get an overseas job, twelve-year-old Josh soon finds adventure when he meets the ghost of a coal miner.

The Most Frightening Story Ever Told   
by Philip Kerr                                         
Loner and avid reader Billy Shivers is unexpectedly drawn into a competition that challenges daring readers to survive an entire night in a purportedly haunted bookstore while navigating creepy booby traps, avoiding the store's ill-tempered owner and reading books with terrifying plots.

Dying to Meet You: 43 Old Cemetery Road #1   
by Kate Klise                                         
In this story told mostly through letters, children's book author, I.B. Grumply, gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer.

Over My Dead Body: 43 Old Cemetery Road #2 
by Kate Klise                                         
In this story told mostly through letters, busybody Dick Tater tries to ban Halloween and ghost stories, as well as to break up the popular writing team of I. B. Grumply, ghost Olive C. Spence, and eleven-year-old illustrator Seymour Hope.

Born to Rule   
by Kathryn Lasky                                 
When princesses from some of the most splendid kingdoms of the world gather at summer camp, a special bond forms between the girls of the South Turret and aids them in laying to rest a mystery while working to complete a long-lost tapestry.

The Key to Extraordinary     
by Natalie Lloyd                                 
Missing her late mother while leading cemetery tours and trying to communicate with a famous ghost, Emma anticipates having a destiny-revealing dream that will enable her to talk with her mother's spirit only to confront a mystery about her family. 

The Mystery of the Conjured Man   
by Tracy Mack                                     
The ragtag group of orphan boys known as the Baker Street Irregulars faces shady characters and seemingly real ghosts when they assist the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, in investigating the mysterious death of Greta Berlinger during a seance.

The Horribly Haunted School   
by Margaret Mahy                             
Monty, who is allergic to ghosts, discovers the ghost of Lulu, who is haunting an old vintage car at the bottom of the garden, but when he tells his mother, he is sent away to the school of Sensible Thought.

The Dead End     
by Mimi McCoy                                     
Casey Slater can't believe her bad luck. Instead of the perfect summer vacation she'd planned, Casey is in a remote country town, where her parents are restoring an old, creaky, creepy house. Worst of all,  everyone in town thinks the house is haunted. Soon Casey thinks so too.

Below    
by Megan McKinlay                             
On the day Cassie was born, the mayor flipped a lever and everyone cheered as Old Lower Grange was submerged beneath five thousand swimming pools' worth of water and now, twelve years later, Cassie is  drawn to the mysterious man-made lake and is joined by her scarred classmate, Liam, in forbidden daily swims while uncovering her town's dark secrets.

Ol’ Clip-Clop   
by Pat McKissack                                 
One October night in 1745, John Leep, a mean and stingy lawyer, sets out to evict a widow from one of his rental houses and is followed by a ghostly rider.

Breathe: a Ghost Story     
by Cliff McNish                                                                                                   
When he and his mother move into an old farmhouse in the English countryside, asthmatic, twelve-year-old Jack discovers that he can communicate with the ghosts inhabiting the house and inadvertently  establishes a relationship with a tormented, malevolent spirit that threatens to destroy both his mother and himself.

The Ghosts of Miford House    
by Kate Milford                                   
Welcome to the irresistible world of Greenglass House, where thirteen-year-old Milo is spending the winter holidays stuck in a house full of strange guests who are not what they seem. There are fresh clues to uncover as friends old and new join in his search for a mysterious map and a famous smuggler’s lost haul.

Elizabeth and Zenobia     
by Jessica Miller                                 
When timid Elizabeth's father takes her and her fearless friend, Zenobia, to his family home, Zenobia becomes obsessed with finding a ghost there, and then Elizabeth learns she had an aunt who disappeared from the house years ago.

The Wooden Mile:  Something Wickedly Weird #1 
by Chris Mould                                     
Eleven-year-old Stanley Buggle, happily anticipating a long summer vacation in the house he inherits from his great-uncle, discovers, soon after arriving in the seemingly peaceful village of Crampton Rock, that along with the house he has also inherited some sinister neighbors, a talking stuffed fish, and a host of mysteries surrounding his great-uncle's death.

The Icy Hand:  Something Wickedly Weird #2 
by Chris Mould                                     
Spending the winter at Candlestick Hall, the home he inherited from his great-uncle Bartholomew, young Stanley encounters a headless ghost, a talking fish, and a female companion who joins Stanley in a battle  against "deadly" pirates bent on stealing a magical family heirloom.

The Silver Casket:  Something Wickedly Weird #3 
by Chris Mould                                     
An army of dead pirates is out to find Stanley Buggles and retrieve the precious key to the Silver Casket, but Stanley and his friends are determined to keep the casket closed at any cost.

The Darkling Curse:  Something Wickedly Weird #4 
by Chris Mould                                     
A new kind of evil has darkened the doorstep of Stanley Buggles. It's the Darkling family and they bring threats of evicting Stanley and his friends from their beloved Candlestick Hall. Could it be true? How could this strange family be the rightful owners of the old and mysterious house?

The Ghost in Tent 19 
by Jim O’Connor,                                                                                               
A mysterious ghost leads the four boys of Tent 19 on the trail of buried pirate treasure.

Liesl & Po 
by Lauren Oliver                                   
A mix-up involving the greatest magic in the world has tremendous consequences for Liesl, an orphan who has been locked in an attic, Will,  an alchemist's runaway apprentice, and Po, a ghost, as they are pursued by friend and foe while making an important journey.

Haunting at Home Plate 
by David Patneaude                           
After they hear stories about their baseball field being haunted by the ghost of a boy who died there many years ago, twelve-year-old Nelson and his teammates start finding mysterious messages written in the dirt.

Ghost Hunter: Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #6 
by Michelle Paver                               
To fulfill his destiny, Torak must defy demons and tokoroths, navigate through the Gorge of the Hidden People, and battle the evil Eagle Owl Mage.

The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee   
by Erin Petti                                           
Eleven-year-old Thelma Bee is a budding scientist who has curiosity and adventure in her blood, but when a ghost kidnaps her father her only clues for getting her dad back are a strange jewelry box and the word "Return" whispered to her by the ghost.

The Ghost of Graylock 
by Dan Poblocki                                   
Staying with their aunts over the summer, Neil Cady, his sister Bree, and their new friends Wesley and Eric, set out to explore Greylock Hall, an abandoned psychiatric hospital which is supposed to be haunted by the ghost of Nurse Janet.

Olivia Kidney   
by Ellen Potter                                       
Twelve-year-old Olivia explores her new apartment building and finds a psychic, talking lizards, a shrunken ex-pirate, an exiled princess, ghosts, and other unusual characters.

Olivia Kidney and the Exit Academy 
by Ellen Potter                                       
Twelve-year-old Olivia Kidney and her father move into a Manhattan brownstone that has a lagoon in the living room, hosts visiting strangers in the middle of the night, and is mysteriously close to the spirit world.

Home Sweet Horror 
by James Preller                                 
After the death of his mother, eight-year-old Liam and his father and sister move to a new house for a fresh start, but Liam soon discovers that the old house is haunted.

Goth Girl and the Fete Worse than Death 
by Chris Riddell                                     
Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. 

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony 
by Chris Riddell                                     
Ada Goth has to contend with a music festival in Ghastly-Gorm Hall with a zombie orchestra, a faun in her wardrobe, her grandmother trying to find her a stepmother, and an interesting new house guest.

Ottoline Goes to School 
by Chris Riddell                                     
Ottoline and Mr. Munroe, her very helpful dog, enroll in the Alice B. Smith School for the Differently Gifted and while Ottoline worries that she may not have a special gift, Mr. Munro worries about the ghost that is said to haunt the school at night.

The Sword in the Grotto: Araminta Spookie #2 
by Angie Sage                                       
With the help of the ghost Edmund, Araminta and Wanda survive a trip through a secret tunnel to bring back a present for Sir Horace's birthday.

Frognapped: Araminta Spookie #3 
by Angie Sage                                       
Barry Wizard's five acrobatic frogs are missing, and Araminta and her best friend Wanda, aided by the spectral Sir Horace, follow the trail to Morris's Water Wonderland, where something fishy is going on.

Haunted Houses   
by Robert San Souci                             
Scare-master Robert San Souci serves up ten chilling tales about untraditional haunted houses: a mansion full of pirate treasure, a ghost trapped in a mysterious dollhouse, a boy whose vacation house comes complete with people-eating spiders, and many more. But because not all of the protagonists in these stories get out alive.

Ghost of a Chance   
by Susan Maupin Schmid                 
When a thief begins rearranging personal items, pocketing jewels and stealing clothing, causing an uproar in the castle of Princess Mariposa, Darling and her friend Roger use disguises from the magic 100 Dresses closet to investigate rumors of a burglar ghost.

The Marvels    
by Brian Selznick                                   
In 1766, a boy, Billy Marvel, is shipwrecked, rescued, and goes on to found a brilliant family of actors that flourishes in London until 1900--and nearly a century later, Joseph Jervis, runs away from home, seeking refuge with his uncle in London, and is captivated by the Marvel house, with its portraits and ghostly presences.

Werewolf Versus Dragon 
by David Sinden                                   
Ulf the werewolf, who is in a rescue center for endangered beasts, learns of a plan by the beast hunter, Baron Maracki, to capture dragons and use them for the sport of dragon fighting, and enlists the help of the other beasts to stop the plot.

Thornhill   
by Pam Smy                                         
In parallel plotlines set in different times, Ella investigates the mystery of the abandoned orphanage across from her house, where she sees a ghost in the window.

Who Let the Ghosts Out?: Mostly Ghostly #1 
by R. L.  Stine                                         
A boy suddenly finds himself haunted by the friendly ghosts of two children while being pursued by an evil being.

Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? : Mostly Ghostly #2 
by R. L.  Stine                                         
Phears, an evil ghost, wants eleven-year-old Max to help him capture the ghosts of two children whose parents once trapped him, and he sends a Berserker Ghoul to possess Max and convince him to obey.

One Night in Doom House: Mostly Ghostly #3 
by R. L.  Stine                                         
While Max is trying to help his ghost friends Nicky and Tara find their parents, he accidentally angers an evil ghost named Mr. Morgo, who vows revenge.

Little Camp of Horrors: Mostly Ghostly #4 
by R. L.  Stine                                         
When his brother, Colin, takes the pendant in which the ghostly Nicky and Tara's parents may be trapped, Max must follow him to Camp Snake Lake and try to retrieve the pendant before evil ghosts find it.

The Secret of Nightingale Wood       
by Lucy Strange                                     
Finding herself alone in the wake of her mother's illness, her father's job abroad and her caregiver's busy schedule, Henrietta, a girl growing up in the early 20th century, explores ghostly secrets in her new home.

The Screaming Staircase 
by Jonathan Stroud                             
Follows three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London.

The Whispering Skull #2 
by Jonathan Stroud                             
Lockwood & Co. are hired to investigate Edmund Bickerstaff, a Victorian doctor who reportedly tried to communicate with the dead, while Lucy is distracted by urgent whispers coming from the skull in a ghost jar.

The Hollow Boy #3 
by Jonathan Stroud                             
Anthony, George, and Lucy investigate new hauntings, track down assassins, and a new assistant joins Lockwood & Co.

The Creeping Shadow #4 
by Jonathan Stroud                             
Lucy and Lockwood are hired by the head of the giant Fittes Agency for a special assignment that is complicated by black marketeers, an informant ghost, and a spirit cape that transports the wearer.

I So Don’t Do Mysteries 
by Barrie Summy                                 
When thirteen-year-old Sherry is visited by the ghost of her mother asking Sherry to help solve a case involving rhinoceros poaching at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Sherry's involvement not only helps save the rhinos, but it also brings mother and daughter closer together ever before.

Terrifying Tales                                           
Eleven masters of suspense—Kelly Barnhill, Michael Buckley, Adam Gidwitz, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown, Claire Legrand, Nikki Loftin, Daniel José Older, Dav Pilkey, R.L. Stine, and Rita Williams-Garcia—have come together to bring you a bone-chilling collection of original ghost stories with illustrations by Gris Grimly, perfect for sharing around the campfire, reading under the covers with a flashlight, and scaring your friends’ pants off.

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing 
by Sheila Turnage                               
When Miss Lana accidentally buys a haunted inn at the Tupelo Landing at the town auction, Desperado Detectives--aka Mo LoBeau and her best friend Dale--opens up a paranormal division to solve the ghost's identity before the town's big 250th anniversary bash.

Mystery in Mayan Mexico   
by Marcia Wells                                   
On vacation in Mexico, Eddie Red and his best friend Jonah must once again rely on Eddie's talent for drawing and his photographic memory to uncover clues to catch a crook when Eddie’s father is falsely accused of a crime. Whether they are running from a real-life ghost or battling a bad guy on top of a Mayan pyramid, mystery seems to find young super sleuth Eddie Red everywhere he goes!

Still Life 
by Jacqueline West                             
An old magic resurfaces in twelve-year-old Olive's house, and in order to save herself, those she loves, and all of Elsewhere, she must uncover the complex history of this eerie, painted world, its magical origins, and its creator.

Ghost of the Jedi 
by John Whitman                               
Tash, Zak, and their uncle Hoole are on the run from evil Imperial scientist Borborygmus Gog. The only place to hide is on Nespis 8, an abandoned space station. There used to be a giant Jedi library on Nespis  8. According to Deevee, the library is still there, but it's cursed and haunted by the ghosts of a Jedi.

Little Wolf’s Haunted Hall for Small Horrors 
by Ian Whybrow                                   
In a series of letters to his parents, Little Wolf describes his attempts to create "the scariest school in the world" and convince his ghostly Uncle Bigbad to teach a magic class.

Christina’s Ghost 
by Betty Ren Wright                         
Christina's summer in a spooky, isolated Victorian house with her grumpy uncle turns into a ghostly adventure.

The Ghosts of Mercy Manor 
by Betty Ren Wright                         
Twelve-year-old Gwen, an orphan who comes to live with the Mercy family, discovers that the house is haunted by the ghost of a sad-looking young girl and is determined to solve the mystery behind her disappearances.

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Ghosts in America   J133.10973   
by Diane Bailey                                     
Explores the history of belief in ghosts in America and looks at legends and ghosts in popular culture.

Searching for Ghosts and Poltergeists   J133.1
by Billy Breman                                                                                                   
Ghosts are an intrinsic part of our culture, from lasting legends to CGI movies. Readers step inside haunted houses with parapsychologists as they try to understand the mysteries of ghosts and poltergeists.

Dangerous Ghosts  J133.1     
by Daniel Cohen                                 
A collection of seventeen tales about ghosts drawn from a wide variety of sources from psychical research to pure legend and folklore.

Ghost in the House J133.122
by Daniel Cohen                                 
Includes nine stories about some of the best known haunted houses in the world, including the Octagon in Washington, D.C., and the Weir house in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Ghosts of War    J133.1
by Daniel Cohen                                 
Recounts supposedly true stories about ghosts connected in some way with war, from haunted battlefields to soldiers' premonitions of death.

Phantom Animals     J133.14
by Daniel Cohen                                 
Presents tales of people who have encountered ghostly dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals.

The Queen Mary: A Chilling Adventure      J133.122   
by Matt Doeden                                   
A You Choose adventure that takes place aboard the haunted ship, the Queen Mary.

Bone Soup       J398.2               
by Cambria Evans                                 
Retells the classic tale about a traveler, a ghost, who tricks a town’s witches, ghouls, and zombies into helping him make soup.

The Short and Bloody History of Ghosts        J133.109         
by John Farman                                   
Presents information on the concept of ghosts throughout history and around the world, as well as famous individual "human" ghosts.

The Teeny Tiny Woman       J398.2           
by Paul Galdone                                   
Retells the tale of the teeny-tiny woman who finds a teeny-tiny bone in a churchyard and puts it away in her cupboard before she goes to sleep.

Diane Goode’s Book of Scary Stories & Songs        J808.80008
by Diane Goode                                                                                                 
A collection of traditional tales, with some poems and songs, most on a ghostly theme.

Hauntings        J133.109         
by John Hawkins                                 
Examines ghosts, types of hauntings, and famous haunted places, including the Tower of London and Versailles.

Hauntings         J398.2       
by Margaret Hodges                           
A collection of folk tales from around the world featuring ghosts, witches, and monsters.

The Ghost Book       J133.1           
by William Jaspersohn                     
A basic introduction to psychical elements from the Greek oracles to modern-day poltergeists, including mediums, seances, and other strange phenomena.

An Eyeball in My Garden      J808.81937             
by Jennifer Judd                                   
A collection of frightening and not so frightening poems for children.

Johnny Boo, Book 2, Twinkle Power      J741.5973   
by James Kochalka                             
Johnny Boo, his pet ghost Squiggle, and their friend Ice Cream Monster discover a new skill called wiggle power that gets people running and gives Johnny Boo's hair "giggle power."

More Bones         J398.27
by Arielle Olson                                   
Ghosts, red-haired maidens, serpents, magic, and more are featured in a compilation of scary tales from Egypt, Iceland, and other countries around the world.

Ghosts in Hotels       J133.122     
by Lisa Owings                                     
Engaging images accompany information about ghosts in hotels.

Ghosts in Mansions           J133.122
by Lisa Owings                                     
Engaging images accompany information about ghosts in mansions.

Ghosts in Palaces             J133.122
by Lisa Owings                                     
Engaging images accompany information about ghosts in palaces.

Ghosts in Prisons         J133.12
by Lisa Owings                                     
Engaging images accompany information about ghosts in prisons.

Ghosts in the White House       J133.129
by Lisa Owings                                     
Engaging images accompany information about ghosts in the White House.

Short and Shivery          J398.2   
by Robert San Souci                           
A collection of thirty short and spooky tales from the folklore of Russia, Virginia, Ireland, Canada, and other areas of the world.

Even More Short and Shivery      J398.25
by Robert San Souci                           
A collection of scary traditional tales from all over the world.

Ghosts!      J398.25
by Alvin Schwartz                                                                                               
Presents seven easy-to-read ghost stories based on traditional folk tales and legends from various countries.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark       J398.2
by Alvin Schwartz                                                                                               
Stories of ghosts and witches, "jump" stories, scary songs, and modern-day scary stories.

More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark      J398.2
by Alvin Schwartz                                                                                               
More traditional and modern-day stories of ghosts, witches, vampires, “jump" stories, and scary songs.

Scary Stories Treasury       J398.25
by Alvin Schwartz                                                                                               
Traditional and modern-day stories of ghosts, haunts, monsters,  and horrible scary things.

The Ghost and Lone Warrior   J398.20899   
by C. J. Taylor                                       
An Arapaho legend showing the courage, endurance and spiritual values of those who hunted the buffalo on foot.

Ghosts     J741.597       
by Raina Telgemeier                           
Catrina and her family have moved to the coast of Northern California for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis--and Cat is even less happy about the move when she is told that her new town is inhabited by ghosts, and Maya sets her heart on meeting one. 

The Man Who Tricked a Ghost   J398.25             
by Laurence Yep                                 
Sung, a brave man who is not afraid of ghosts, meets one on a dark road and tricks it into revealing its secret weakness.