Telling spooky ghost stories at sleepovers and at summer camp is a rite of passage for kids. We all perfect the shining-the-flashlight-under-your-chin part of it by the time we hit our teen years. There’s something fun and goofy and a little spooky about telling those stories and wondering if there really are things that go bump in the night. For all the girls who’ve wondered and wished that they could find a real ghost, Stacey Graham has written The Girls’ Ghost Hunting Guide. Geared toward kids age 9 and up, this book is full of the kinds of spooky stuff that tween girls will love.
It starts with a bit of history, including some famous fakes and how they tricked people into believing there was a ghost in the room. It moves on to include scary stories from real-life ghost hunters and tips on how to throw a spooky part with your friends. There’s also a question from a young “Future Ghost Hunter” at the end of each chapter along with the name and age of the child asking the question. It’s a nice way to make kids feel like the author is talking directly to each one of them.
Just like the ouija board that kids break out at a slumber party, this is a book that kids will likely take out with their friends when they want to have a little fun searching for ghosts and giving each other a bit of a scare. If your girl likes telling ghost stories in the dark and can’t wait for next Halloween, then she’s going to love The Girls’ Ghost Hunting Guide ($9.99).
A copy of this book was provided for review.