Top 3 Best Ghost Story Books for 3-year-olds

These spooky stories are guaranteed to captivate little ones. They feature plenty of ghostly fun rather than frights, carefully written so they're not too scary for younger children. See below for the best ghost story books for 3-year-olds.

1. Funnybones: The Ghost Train

Allan Ahlberg & Andre Amstutz

The three Funnybones skeletons decide to go on another night out... on a ghost train! A trip to a rather unusual seaside follows, but they're not scared of any of the creatures they encounter - except, of course, for a crying baby! This hilarious tale is full of fun repetitive language that little ones will love.

2. Ready Steady Ghost!

Elizabeth Baguley & Marion Lindsay

Bertie has just set out into the forest on his first haunting, but it's a scary place at midnight. The little ghost is rather nervous as he journeys through the wood, past a howling wolf, a hissing snake, and a roaring dragon! By the time he reaches the old castle, Bertie doesn't really feel like haunting, but hiding - especially when he's chased up the stairs by a dog. But when he retreats to a draughty attic, he finds the perfect place to take up his position as resident ghost. This sweetly spooky story is great for little readers.

3. Superfrog: The Groaning Ghost

Liss Norton & Emma McCann

The Superfrog books follow the adventures of a courageous frog as he saves the day! When Fergus and his best friend Doris hear a strange, unnerving noise, they fly off to investigate - but the last thing they expect to find is a wailing, groaning ghost! Young children will be gripped by this ghostly tale.

  • AQBIU 4 years +
    Liss Norton
    4 years +
    • £4.99
    When Fergus and his best friend, Doris, hear a strange noise, they fly off to investigate. What they don't expect to find is wailing, groaning ghost!
  • AFBAI Babies
    Elizabeth Baguley
    Babies
    • £5.89
    • RRP £5.99
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    'Shiver-me, shake-me!' said Bertie. The forest at midnight can be a scary place. Bertie has just set out on his first haunting. It's a journey that makes our little ghost feel jumpy: through a dark and lonely wood, past a howling wolf, a hissing snake, and a roaring dragon! So when he reaches a big old castle, Bertie doesn't really feel like haunting, he feels like hiding: especially when he's chased up the stairs by a dog. It's only when Bertie takes refuge in a draughty attic that he finds the perfect place to take up his position as resident ghost. A spine-tingling bedtime story that explores feelings of overcoming anxieties and feeling secure. 'A perfect bedtime read with a delightful hero who shows we can overcome our fears and fit in.' Parents in Touch
  • ADPAH 3 years +
    Allan Ahlberg
    3 years +
    • £6.89
    • RRP £6.99
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    One night the three skeletons go for a ride on a ghost train with monster ticket collectors, and real ghosts driving the train. They stay out all night and get back home at four in the morning. As they wander home they're scared by a screaming baby and race back to hide under the bed in their dark cellar.