Not-So-Scary Ghost Stories

‘Tis the season for stories that go bump in the night! Some preschoolers love a good ghost story, but you don’t want to give them nightmares! These picture books are great for young kids who are interested in scary books. Books are an excellent way to deal with things that might scare us. They have the power to expose children to powerful emotions and allow them to grapple with their own fears in safety. 

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Fitz and Cleo

Ghost siblings and best friends Fitz and Cleo go to the beach, fly paper airplanes, play baseball, and adopt a cat. 

Gustavo, the Shy Ghost

Gustavo is good at doing all sorts of ghostly things: walking through walls, making objects fly, and glowing in the dark. And he loves almost nothing more than playing beautiful music on his violin. But Gustavo is shy, and some things are harder for him to do, like getting in a line to buy eye scream or making friends with other monsters. Whenever he tries getting close to them, he realizes they just can’t see him. Now that the Day of the Dead is fast approaching, what can he do to make them notice him and to share with them something he loves? You can also check out this title as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.

How to Haunt a House

Young ghosts Groana, Moana, and Shrieky must haunt three houses to pass their Halloween test, but residents of the third house do not scare easily. You can also check out this title as an eBook on Hoopla.


After meeting his demise crossing the road, Chicken comes back as a noisy troublemaking ghost, and knowing that scaring people is bad, decides to transform himself into a friendly ghost. 

There's a Ghost* in This House

The story of a young girl who lives in a haunted house but has never seen a ghost. Includes tracing paper pages that make ghosts appear on each page.