Storytime: Ghastly Ghosts

 

The Teeny Tiny Ghost by Kay Winters & illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

The Teeny Tiny Ghost by Kay Winters & illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

The Teeny Tiny Ghost by Kay Winters & illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Each day the teeny tiny ghost goes to haunting school to try to become scarier. It’s hard work, though, especially since he’s frightened by his own screams! Then, one bat-black October night, the teeny tiny ghost is floating in his teeny tiny home when he hears a RAP TAP TAP on the door. And then he knows it’s up to him to keep himself and his teeny tiny cats safe. But what are the chances that a teeny tiny timid ghost will really be able to scare someone away?

 

Boy Dumplings by Ying Chang Compestine & illustrated by James Yamasaki

Boy Dumplings by Ying Chang Compestine & illustrated by James Yamasaki

Boy Dumplings by Ying Chang Compestine & illustrated by James Yamasaki

As night falls, one hungry ghost is looking for his dinner. Yum! He spots a plump, delicious-looking boy just right for boy dumplings. Even better, the boy knows the perfect recipe. He sends the ghost all over China for stinky garlic, wormy cabbage, and moldy dumpling wrappers. There’s always one more ingredient the boy tells the ghost to find, but the hungry ghost knows the boy dumplings will be worth it. But when dawn arrives, will this crafty youngster escape–or will the plan he’s cooked up lead him to the cooking pot?

 

The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe by Tony Johnston & illustrated by S.D. Schindler

The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe by Tony Johnston & illustrated by S.D. Schindler

The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe by Tony Johnston & illustrated by S.D. Schindler

In Colonial Massachusetts, the ghost of a recently-buried farmer haunts his widow’s house after a dog takes one of his bones on a long journey.

 

Old Devil Wind by Bill Martin, Jr. & illustrated by Barry Root

Old Devil Wind by Bill Martin, Jr. & illustrated by Barry Root

Old Devil Wind by Bill Martin, Jr. & illustrated by Barry Root

On a dark and stormy night, one object after another joins in making eerie noises in the old house.

The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories by David LaRochelle & illustrated by Paul Meisel

The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories by David LaRochelle & illustrated by Paul Meisel

The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories by David LaRochelle & illustrated by Paul Meisel

What’s scarier than a ghost story? Three ghost stories, of course. And these three stories, told to little ghosts at bedtime, are the scariest kind of ghost stories there are they’re about people! From a ghost who becomes the victim of a baby in need of a diaper to a hamburger that can win a scaring contest just by lifting its bun, these hilariously illustrated silly stories are sure to bring Halloween laughs to even the littlest ghosts.

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