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Ghost Stories

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These titles are best for readers in grades 5-8.

Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator
Jennifer Allison
During the summer before ninth grade, intrepid Gilda Joyce invites herself to the San Francisco mansion of distant cousin Lester Splinter and his thirteen-year-old daughter, and becomes involved with the mystery of the mansion's
Cold in Summer
Tracy Barret
At the beginning of seventh grade Ariadne moves to a Tennessee town near a former farming community submerged under a man-made lake and meets the ghost of a girl from the past.  
That's Ghosts for You
Marianne Carus, editor
A collection of short ghost stories.
Starry Nights
Judith Clarke
Guilty over their older brother's drowning and their mother's breakdown, fourteen-year-old Vida ventures into the occult but it is ten-year-old Jess who meets the ghost who is trying to help them.  
The Ghost of Cutter Creek
Cynthia DeFelice
When Allie is contacted by the ghost of a dog, she and Dub investigate the surly new boy at school and his father, who may be running a puppy mill, to see if they are involved.   
The Poltergoose: A Jiggy McCue Story
Michael Lawrence
After moving to a new house Jiggy is haunted by the ghost of a goose, and his friends join him in trying to lay her spirit to rest.
Johnny and the Dead
Terry Pratchett
After twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell suddenly starts seeing and talking to ghosts, he and his friends become involved in a battle to save the local cemetery
Ghost Ship
Dietlof Reiche
An eighteenth-century figurehead, the journal of a ship's quartermaster, and supernatural occurrences at a seaside resort lead twelve-year-old Vicki and her friend Peter on a quest to lift a curse and set right a horrible deed committed two hundred and thirty years in the past.  
One Night in the Doom House
R.L. Stine
While helping his ghost friends, Nicky and Tara find their parents, he accidentally angers an evil ghost.  He embarks on a wild ride across town to keep the vengeful ghost from melting his classmates. 
The Case of the Graveyard Ghost
Michelle Torrey
 Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey continue to combine their detective and scientific investigation skills to solve a variety of cases, involving a noisy laundry chute, a ruined flower show, and a ghost.
  Princess for a Week
Betty Ren Wright
Roddy thinks hes spending the week with a dog but Princess turns out to be a girl!  The two reluctant companions investigate the suspicious activities happening at a supposedly haunted house.  
These titles are best for readers in grades 3-4.

Blue Ghost
Marion Dane Bauer
At her grandmother's log cabin, nine-year-old Liz is led to make contact with children she believes may be her ancestors.  

A Ghost Named Wanda
Dan Greenburg
Zack feels that a supernatural force is at work in his apartment when he encounters floating television sets, pancakes that flip by themselves, and a ghost named Wanda.  

Ghost Trap: A Wild Willie Mystery
Barbara Joose
When Wild Willie's best friend Kyle moves back to the neighborhood the boys suspect that Kyle's new house is haunted.  

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