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The House Next Door: A Ghost Story

Black Owl Books
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I live next to a haunted house.

I began to suspect something was wrong with the gothic building when its family fled in the middle of the night, the children screaming, the mother crying. They never came back to pack up their furniture.

No family stays long. Animals avoid the place. Once, I thought I saw a woman’s silhouette pacing through the upstairs room… but that seems impossible; no one was living there at the time.

A new occupant, Anna, has just moved in. I paid her a visit to warn her about the building. I didn’t expect us to become friends, but we did. And now that Marwick House is waking up, she’s asked me to stay with her.

I never intended to become involved with the building or its vengeful, dead inhabitant. But now I have to save Anna… before it’s too late for the both of us.
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Ghosts!: Ghostly Tales from Folklore (An I Can Read Book, Level 2)

HarperCollins
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Do you believe in ghosts?
Some people do . . .

These spooky -- and funny -- tales about singing ghosts, toast-eating ghosts, and ghosts no one even guesses are sure to send shivers up and down your spine.

Why not retell them to your friends and see if you can make their spines tingle, too?

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Classic Ghost Stories: Spooky Tales to Read at Christmas

Random House UK
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Do you believe in ghosts?

Not monsters, not floating objects or unexplained coincidences, but an actual presence - a flicker in the corner of the eye, a shadow in a darkened hallway, a hand pressed against the window, or a figure at the end of the bed. Sometimes they are a malevolent warning, or they come seeking revenge, or as a horrible reminder of past misdeeds. But ghosts could visit on the brightest summer's day, on a lonely stretch of beach, making their presence felt just when you least expect it.

The great writers of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, from Elizabeth Gaskell to Rudyard Kipling, also produced some of the most influential ghost stories ever written, shaping the conventions of the form for generations of writers to follow. Collected here are some of the most iconic of these Victorian ghost stories, from Charles Dickens' "The Signalman" to M.R. James' "A Warning to the Curious", alongside more unexpected contributions from masters of the form such as J.S. Le Fanu and Algernon Blackwood.

You may think you don't believe in ghosts, but these stories will haunt you nonetheless.

INCLUDES STORIES BY:
E.F. Benson, Algernon Blackwood, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Francis Marion Crawford, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Lafcadio Hearn, O. Henry, Henry James, M.R. James, Rudyard Kipling, Perceval Landon, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Edith Nesbit, Margaret Oliphant, Catherine Wells, H.G. Wells, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Edith Wharton

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The Tailypo: A Ghost Story (Paul Galdone Classics)

HMH Books for Young Readers
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A strange varmint haunts the woodsman who lopped off his tail and had it for dinner.
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Ten Timid Ghosts (Read With Me Paperbacks)

Cartwheel
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Count back from ten to one with this colorful counting book for beginning readers filled with witches, ghosts, and haunted houses. Original.
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Ghost Stories: 10 Bad and Dangerous Ghost Stories (Shivers)

Scribo
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Be scared—be very scared. These 10 ghostly tales will send a shiver down your spine . . .
 
These spooky, creepy, and slightly gruesome tales will introduce a new generation of children to the many pleasures of a ghost story. Kids will feel chills and thrills as they read about such things as haunted houses that burst into flames, ghosts frightening and friendly, a skull that won’t stay buried, and a really, really terrifying clown. Featuring all manner of monsters and supernatural events, this is a perfect book to read around the campfire or under the blanket with a flashlight!
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The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories: From Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose Bierce (Penguin Classics)

Penguin Classics
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"The ghost is the most enduring figure in supernatural fiction. He is absolutely indestructible. . . . He changes with the styles in fiction but he never goes out of fashion. He is the really permanent citizen of the earth, for mortals, at best, are but transients."
—Dorothy Scarborough


This new selection of ghost stories, by Michael Newton, brings together the best of the genre. From Elizabeth Gaskell's "The Old Nurse's Story" through to Edith Wharton's "Afterword," this collection covers all of the most terrifying tales of the genre. With a thoughtful introduction, and helpful notes, Newton places the stories contextually within the genre and elucidates the changing nature of the ghost story and how we interpret it.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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The Ghost Files (Volume 1)

Limitless Publishing, LLC
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Cherry blossom lipstick: check Smokey eyes: check Skinny jeans: check Dead kid in the mirror: check For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway, this is her normal everyday routine. She’s been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years old. No way does she want anyone to know she can talk to spooks. Being a foster kid is hard enough without being labeled a freak too. Normally, she just ignores the ghosts and they go away. That is until she see’s the ghost of her foster sister… Sally. Everyone thinks Sally’s just another runaway, but Mattie knows the truth—she’s dead. Murdered. Mattie feels like she has to help Sally, but she can’t do it alone. Against her better judgment, she teams up with a young policeman, Officer Dan, and together they set out to discover the real truth behind Sally’s disappearance. Only to find out she’s dealing with a much bigger problem, a serial killer, and she may be the next victim… Will Mattie be able to find out the truth before the killer finds her?
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