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.

1. The Fox and the Ghost King

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

  • AOVNR
    Eva Ibbotson
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    'Nobody knew what had gone wrong with Humphrey. Perhaps it was his ectoplasm ...' Humphrey the Horrible sounds scary, but he's actually a very friendly skeleton, with twinkling eye sockets and jangling finger bones. Humphrey dreams of being ghastly, like his brother - a screaming skull - or terrifying, like his bloodsucking vampire-bat cousins. But when Humphrey discovers an evil plot to exorcise his family, he finally realizes you don't have to be spine-chillingly fearsome to be a hero. With beautiful cover illustration by Alex T. Smith, creator of the Claude series, The Great Ghost Rescue is a wonderfully spooky young-fiction title from the award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson. 'Eva Ibbotson weaves a magic like no other. Once enchanted, always enchanted' Michael Morpurgo
  • FXGK 7 years +
    Michael Morpurgo
    7 years +
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    The city of Leicester has had a remarkable few years with the discovery of the remains of Richard III in a car park and then the football team's fairy tale Premier League victory.

    Now War Horse author Michael Morpurgo has combined these incredible events in one stunning story. The Fox and the Ghost King follows a leash of football-loving foxes who are fed up with watching their team always lose. Just as they think things will never improve, Daddy Fox finds the ghost of a king buried under a car park...

    This king only wishes to be free and makes a deal with Daddy Fox. If he can be free, the king will grant his greatest wish. Will things change for the footy-loving foxes? This is a stunning hardback edition of a story that covers recent history in a way that only the former Children's Laureate can.
  • ANHTR 8 years +
    RL Stine
    8 years +
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    They're baa-ack! Make way for the bestselling children's series of all time! With a fresh new look, GOOSEBUMPS is set to scare a whole new generation of kids. So reader beware--you're in for a scare! Mitchell is a car fanatic. He knows everything there is to know about every car there is. So when his parents buy a new sports car - he can't wait to have a ride in it. But there's something not right about this car. It has a mind of it's own. Could it be...haunted?
  • APXKD 7 years +
    7 years +
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    As the Great War raged, and in its aftermath, people created hundreds of legends and stories round it, to speak of the sadness, the heroism, the deaths. Author Helen Watts and storyteller Taffy Thomas bring together this compelling, moving collection of ghost stories and mysteries from both sides of the conflict, from the haunted U-boat to the ghost of the trenches.
  • APIHR 5 years +
    Jose Emroca Flores
    5 years +
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    A collection of illustrated tales of ghosts, ghouls and other unexplainable apparitions. This mix of original stories and retellings is presented in an attractive padded hardback format, with a ribbon marker for keeping your place.
  • AFAAZ 8 years +
    Guy Bass
    8 years +
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    Join Stitch Head, a mad professor's forgotten creation, as he steps out of the shadows into the adventure of an almost-lifetime...The ghost of a villainous ne'er-do-well is haunting the corridors of Castle Grotteskew, gunning for Stitch Head's heart ...and soul. Certain that his heart once belonged to the vicious rogue, Stitch Head's world is torn apart. Will he surrender to the evil ghost and agree to do his bidding...?
  • ACSZB 7 years +
    Chris Mould
    7 years +
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    This book of ghost stories will send shivers down your spine! It contains ten tales - five retold classic ghost stories and five original ghost stories by Chris Mould - and is illustrated throughout in black and white and colour. Contents: 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' by Washington Irving, 'The Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allen Poe, 'Man-Size in Marble' by Edith Nesbit, 'The Bagman's Story' by Charles Dickens, 'The Phantom Coach' by Amelia B Edwards, and 'A Bedtime Tale', 'The Stranger', 'By the Fireside', 'Aboard the Armadillo' and 'The Very Last Train' all by Chris Mould.