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 or, for even more options, have a look at our full ghost books for children blog post here.
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 Mr Majeika series features a magical teacher and his class embark on a range of strange adventures. In this spooky addition Mr Majeika takes Class Three on a ghost train with a twist. The ghosts are real! And, with the wicked Wilhelmina Worlock on the loose this is one roller coaster the class is never going to forget.
Karen Wallace and Beccy Blake
Not only is this a hugely entertaining story, Ghost Mouse has also been assessed as part of the lime book band and has an Accelerated Reader level as well. The new owners of Honeycomb Cottage move in and begin to make changes in their new home but the mice that live there aren't happy. And these mice might have a few spooky tricks up their sleeves...
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?
Bo loves reading stories but when she's in the middle of a particularly funny tale the lights go out and something starts pulling her book away from her. Bo clings onto her story and next thing she knows she's been transported to a room with empty shelves... she's found herself in the ghost library! She makes some new phantasmic friends and helps them realise stories can be found everywhere, not just in books.