These spook-tacular stories will thrill young readers with plenty of ghostly characters and strange circumstances. Check out the list below for the best ghost story books for 5-year-olds.
Jose Emroca Flores
This ghoulishly-illustrated book contains an assortment of traditional spine-tingling tales and hair-raising retellings, all presented in an appealing hardback format.
The ghost library is a room full of empty shelves where the ghosts go to listen to stories, borrowed from unsuspecting children. But then they try to borrow a book from Bo, who won't let her book go. She travels with the ghosts to the ghost library and teaches them that stories exist everywhere, not just in books. This humorous tale features friendly ghosts and stunning images.
In this gorgeous Moomin picture book, the Moomin Family are enjoying a nice, relaxing holiday - but Moomin isn't so relaxed. Every night, he's visited by a little ghost, and Moomin is getting more and more scared, but no-one knows how to help him. Then, one night, Moomin's beloved friend Snorkmaiden goes missing, and Moomin bravely ventures out to find her. What will happen next? This exciting story will captivate young readers.
Claire Barker & Ross Collins
Knitbone Pepper, a friendly ghost dog, haunts the crumbling Starcross Hall with a gaggle of other ghostly pets. But when he discovers that the Hall is up for sale and his beloved owner, Winnie Pepper, and her wacky parents must leave their home, he smells a rat. Can he and his ghostly gang help Winnie save Starcross?
This funny fairground tale stars a little ghost, who is deemed not scary enough by the Ghost Inspectors and loses his job at the fairground. But Jake is determined to help him be scarier and win his job back - can he do it? This spooky story will help children develop their reading confidence whilst they enjoy an enthralling tale.