Thursday, September 29, 2016

1st October National Ghost Hunting Day

I have just come home from school where I was doing the library displays for the beginning of next term. Halloween is quite popular with the children I teach, possibly because of the large number of expat families at school. I like the chance to get all the books out that feature ghosts, witches, wizards, monsters and 'creepy dark'. These books tend to only go out of the library at this time of year when they are 'facing'  children and being talked about. I also take the opportunity to do a pumpkin display and this year bats. In that way there is a good balance of fiction and nonfiction out and there's plenty to explore.

So when I noticed that in the USA the first day of October is Ghost Hunting Day I thought it very fitting that October starts and finishes with ghosts. There's so many good books to read with ghosts as characters. In the the picture books these are popular:
Ghost in the House by Ammi-Joan Paquette
Ghosts in the House by Kazuno Kohara
Leo a Ghost Story by Mac Barnett
Little Ghost by Vivian French
We're Going on a Ghost Hunt by Susan Pearson
We're Going on a Ghost Hunt by Marcia Vaughan
Ghost  by Luk Depondt and Guido van Genechten
Ready Steady Ghost! by Elizabeth Baguley
Zen Ghosts by Jon M. Muth

As the school year gets closer to the end, I also have a larger number of fluent readers looking to immerse themselves in a good chapter book or series of books, so I have also put these 'ghost' stories out on display.

The Haunted Library by Dori Hillestad Butler    (eight books)
Ghost Hunters and the Incredibly Gruesome Ghost by Cornelia Funke (four books)
The Toilet Ghost by Pamela Butchart ( one of the three stories from Wigglesbottom Primary)
Agatha Parrot and the Odd Street Ghost by Kjartan Poskitt (one of six books)
Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog by Claire Barker (one of three books)
 Ghosts on the Loose  by Tim Healey  (one of the Mortimer Keene series of five books) )
 The Ghost Library by David Melling
The Ghost Teacher by Tony Bradman
The Little Ghost by Otfried Preussler
The Case of the Graveyard Ghost and other Mysteries by Duncan Ball
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

Here's quite a list to get you started on the ghost hunt!


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