October 24, 2021
These stories are online to enjoy any time.
Ghost Story Read-Aloud Collection, an Any Time Event (You Tube)
Sunday, October 24, 2021
These stories feature ghosts, skeletons, and other spooky characters but are not scary. There are 5 stories for young children and three stories for ages 6 and up.
Ghost Story Collection
Note - stories read aloud on You Tube sometimes have ads before them. Wait a few moments and look for the 'Skip Ads' button to appear. Click it to go to the story.
Also, after a story, You Tube may proceed to random other content, so an adult should stand by to intervene at that point.
Ghost Stories for Preschool through Kindergarten
How to Scare a Ghost, by Jean Reagan
Beautifully read for young children by an older boy who isn’t named, on Let’s Read Stories. First you have to catch a ghost, in this cheerful tale, by doing fun Halloween activities like bobbing for apples. Once you do catch one, you’re having so much fun with your ghost that you might (spoiler!) not want to scare it too much.
The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! by Elaine Bickell
Read by Miss Katie of Rockland Public Library. A shy little ghost is working on being scary, but can’t quite find her ‘Boo!’ when the moment comes. She asks around after it, finding similar sounds that aren’t quite right, before finally finding her own sound.
Ghosts Went Floating, by Kim Norman
Sung to the tune of 'The Ants Went Marching One by One', here’s a musical Halloween counting song, beautifully performed by a staff member of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.
Ten Timid Ghosts, by Jennifer O’Connell
Read aloud on 'Storytime with Aunt Jenny'. A rather selfish, unkind witch moves in to a haunted house and tries to scare the ghostly inhabitants away. Should they be scared? Watch the pictures carefully to see her tricks! Kids will catch on before the ghosts do.
Ghosts In The House, by Kazuno Kohara
Read by Dave of 'Bubble Toast'. Here is a not-so-mean but very determined young witch moving into a house with a ghost problem. She has a different solution that seems to make the ghosts happy - and useful!
Slightly Longer Ghost Stories, for 6 and Up
How to Make Friends with a Ghost, by Rebecca Green
Read on Brightly Storytime. If you ever need a handbook on how to take care of a pet ghost, this will cover all the basics. A suitably dry tone flavors this imaginative manual that will make kids chuckle. It might also be just a little scary (mostly for grownups) because at the end it mentions how your ghost can be a friend until the very end... and beyond.
Never Let a Ghost Borrow Your Library Book, by Karen Casale
Read by Heather Grover. Okay, this story has more in it about library books than actual spooks. You could learn a lot about taking care of library books… and how to make sure they don’t disappear in a ghostly manner, just when it's time to return them.
The Little Ghost Who was a Quilt, by Riel Nason
Read by Kerry Sporer. It feels weird and a little lonely to be a quilt ghost when all your family and friends are sheet ghosts! They can do things you can’t… but it might turn out that being different is very fine for lots of other things.