Ghost stories for kids. (2014)

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Very Short Scary Tales to Read Together
Mary Ann Hoberman

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You
ER HOBERMAN

Using rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, the scary text invites young children to read along with an adult. Together the adult’s text and the child’s responsive text create stories with a scary theme.


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Never Kick a Ghost and Other Silly Chillers (I Can Read Book 2)
Judy Sierra

ER SIERRA

A pirate bride who sinks with her ship, a ghost that gets ever larger, and a big slobbery monster with long green fingers and floppy purple lips are just a few of the characters who populate this collection.


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Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout
Megan McDonald

Judy Moody & Stink series
JE MCDONALD

The whole Moody family is ready to wait out the storm. But along with massive rain and strong winds, Hurricane Elmer throws down ghosts, squirrels, and aliens. Spooky!


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Bites: Scary Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into
Edited by Lois Metzger

HORROR J BITES

Chilling, original tales about vampires and other creatures that bite from some of today’s best authors, including Christopher Paul Curtis, Neal Shusterman, Peter Lerangis, and more.


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Ghosthunters and the Totally Moldy Baroness!
Cornelia Funke

Ghosthunters series
J FUNKE

Strange and stinky things are happening at Gloomsburg Castle. To begin with, the creepy place is crawling with TIBIGs (Tiny Biting Ghosts, per the Indispensable Alphabetical Index). And now it appears that the murderous spirit of a 400-year-old Totally Moldy Baroness has possessed the palace’s owner, infecting her with a killer case of hic-hic-hiccups!

To put an end to the foul play and dispel the rank, decaying royal for good, count on ghost-busting boy wonder Tom, Averagely Spooky Ghost Hugo, and the ever-resourceful Hetty. Go ghosthunters!


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Ghost Hunt: Chilling Tales of the Unknown
Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson

HORROR J HAWES

A collection of stories based upon investigations of the supernatural by the authors.


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Return to Groosham Grange: The Unholy Grail
Anthony Horowitz

Groosham Grange series
HORROR J HOROWITZ

To save Groosham Grange—the strange boarding school where ghosts and ghouls rule the academy and students study witchcraft—David Eliot must win the Unholy Grail, a magical cup awarded to the star pupil.


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Constable & Toop
Gareth Jones

SF J 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.


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Ghosts of the Titanic
Julie Lawson

J LAWSON

Alternates between the tales of Angus Seaton, the youngest crew member on a boat recovering bodies from the Titanic wreckage in 1912, and Kevin Messenger, a modern-day class clown in Victoria, British Columbia, who helps lay a victim’s spirit to rest.


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The Year of Shadows
Claire Legrand

SF J LEGRAND

Forced to move into a haunted concert hall with her distant father and aging grandmother, twelve-year-old Olivia and classmate Henry try to lay to rest ghosts tied to the Hall’s past before time and money run out.


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The Light
D.J. MacHale

Morpheus Road series
HORROR J MACHALE

Sixteen-year-old Marshall Seaver is expecting a boring summer when his best friend goes away, but instead he finds himself haunted—and hunted—by ghosts that want something from him which he cannot decipher.


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Home, Sweet Haunt
P.J. Night

You’re Invited to a Creepover series
HOLIDAY J NIGHT

It’s been a bad few months for Nora Wilson. There was a huge fire in her family’s apartment this summer, and her parents have been acting weird every since. They won’t let her or her brother out of the apartment anymore, not even to go to school. So when Nora’s parents say she can go trick-or-treating on Halloween, she is thrilled. And, she’s even made a new friend, Caitlin, who just moved into the apartment building. Caitlin knows nothing about what happened to Nora’s family, but she does seem to know a lot about the ghosts that are rumored to haunt the building. As she shares these ghost stories, Nora can’t help but be chilled by them. Are they hitting just a little too close to home?


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Ghost in the Grand
Johnathan Rand

Adventure Club series
J RAND

Six stories featuring the Adventure Club, including one set at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel.


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The Screaming Staircase
Jonathan Stroud

Lockwood & Co. series
HORROR J STROUD

When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in. For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions. Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest, most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately, this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England and trying to escape alive.


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The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing
Sheila Turnage

MYS J TURNAGE

When Miss Lana accidentally buys a haunted inn at the Tupelo Landing town auction, Desperado Detectives—a.k.a. 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.


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Ghostly Encounters
Suzanne Garbe

SPIRIT PARA JNF GAR

Light bulbs pop and objects move by themselves. An airplane is seen crashing, but no wreckage is found. A young man sees the woman he loves appear in his home at the moment she is killed. Look inside to learn about different ghostly encounters people have reported all over the world.


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Haunted! Alcatraz
Ryan Nagelhout and Gareth Stevens

SPIRIT PARA JNF NAG

Some of the most notorious criminals in US history were kept under lock and key on the foggy, craggy shores of Alcatraz Island. Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, and the Birdman of Alcatraz, Robert Shroud all haunted the dank cells of the infamous prison while they were alive. But do their spirits still remain? Readers will be ferried across San Francisco Bay to explore the history and hauntings of Alcatraz. Including the deep historical past of the California prison, the main content will engage readers while creepy photographs will invite them into the hold and the prison’s hidden tunnels. Detailed sidebars offer even more ghostly sightings to readers who dare probe the past of spooky Alcatraz.


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