Top 7 Best Ghost Story Books for 7-year-olds

These ghostly books are sure to enthral young readers with supernatural stories and plenty of creepy characters. Featuring fiendish favourites from authors including Eva Ibbotson and R. L. Stine, see below for the best ghost story books for 7-year-olds.

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1. The Fox and the Ghost King

The Fox and the Ghost King - Hardback - 9780008215774 - Michael Morpurgo
  • £4.49

Michael Morpurgo

This spellbinding tale combines two events that have recently occurred in Leicester: the discovery of Richard III's remains in a car park, and the football team's extraordinary Premier League victory. A leash of football-loving foxes is fed up with watching their team lose. But then Daddy Fox finds the ghost of a king buried under a car park. The king is desperate to be free, and says that if the fox can release him, the king will grant his greatest wish. Will things improve for the football-mad foxes? Mystery, history and football fans alike will love this book.



2. The Great Ghost Rescue

  • £5.89

Eva Ibbotson

Humphrey the Horrible may sound frightening, but he's actually a very friendly skeleton, with sparkling eye sockets and jangling finger bones. He dreams of being ghastly and awful like his brother, or terrifying like his bloodsucking vampire-bat cousins. But when he discovers an evil plot to exorcise his family, Humphrey realises you don't have to be bloodcurdlingly horrid to be a hero! This sensationally spooky story will enthral young readers.


3. Goosebumps: The Haunted Car

  • £5.89

R. L. Stine

Mitchell knows everything there is to know about cars, so when his parents buy him a new sports car, he's ecstatic - and can't wait to take a drive! But there's something strange about this car. It seems to have a mind of its own. Could it be... haunted? Part of the popular (and gruesome!) Goosebumps series, this terrifying tale will captivate kids.






4. Usborne Illustrated Ghost Stories

  • £11.29

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.






5. The Ghost of the Trenches & Other Stories

  • £5.89

Helen Watts & Taffy Thomas

As the Great War raged, and in its aftermath, people created hundreds of legends and stories about it, to evoke the sadness, the heroism and the tragedy of this tumultuous time. The authors of this stunning book have put together a poignant and compelling collection of ghost stories and mysteries from both sides of the battle, from the haunted U-boat to the ghost of the trenches.





6. Dust 'n' Bones

  • £7.89

Chris Mould

Dare your child to read these spooky stories, guaranteed to chill them to the bones! This book features ten terrifying tales - five retold favourites and five original stories - and is illustrated throughout with petrifying pictures.



7. Stitch Head: The Ghost of Grotteskew

  • £6.89

Guy Bass

Stitch Head - a professor's forgotten creation - emerges from the shadows into an adventure of an almost-lifetime... A villainous ghost is haunting the corridors of Castle Grotteskew, gunning for Stitch Head's heart. Convinced that his heart once belonged to a vicious rogue, Stitch Head's world is torn apart. Will he surrender and agree to obey the malicious ghost? This gory tale is great for fans of the gruesome and the ghastly!