ghost picture books for Halloween + ghost flashlight craft

Ghost stories for Halloween! (None scary!)


I give you four super different and inventive picture books, each starring a ghost or ghosts (clockwise):

Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Christian Robinson. A friendly ghost story.

Ghosts in the House by Kozuno Kohara. A very whimsical ghost story.

Miffy the Ghost by Dick Bruna. A simple, sweet ghost story.

Ghosts by Sonia Goldie, illustrated by Marc Boutavant. A ghost story full of ordinary yet original household ghosts.





This flashlight ghost is a fun and easy Halloween craft to make by day and play with by night. Spooky but cute!






What you need:

A large flashlight (non LED works better)

White paper


Black marker/Sharpie

A colored gel/cellophane


Draw a simple ghost shape on a piece of any white paper. Cut out the shape, leaving the negative spaced shape. Cut your white paper into a circle and tape it so the ghost is in the center of the flashlight. Tape a sheet of colored cellophane over the ghost. Draw two eyeballs on the cellophane with black marker.


Background music is from the Into the Wild soundtrack by Michael Brook. 


Turn out the lights, turn on the flashlight, and float your ghost around the walls!


Happy Halloween!


8 Responses to ghost picture books for Halloween + ghost flashlight craft

  1. mariagianferrari says:

    Thanks, Danielle!

    Ghost in the House by Ammi-Joan Paquette is also a fun one (she’s also my agent–lucky me :)!)

  2. I’ve got Leo (and love it), but these other three are new to me. Will have to check them out at a later time. Am packing all my books for a move. Scary how many I have!

  3. This flashlight craft is fantastic! I can’t wait to have my very own ghost.

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  5. Hmm…if I had a projector I could simply shine YOUR ghost on my front door! He’s adorbs!

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