Miss Isy’s October Books for Tweens (10-13 Years Old) With Ghosts in the Title or as One of the Main Characters:
Bone Vol. 7 - Ghost Circles by Jeff Smith (author) and Steve Hamaker (colorist.)
Summary: The war in the valley rages on while the Bones, Gran'ma Ben, and their loyal rat creature cub venture on a dangerous trek to Atheia, the old city of the royal family. The goal is to bring Thorn to safety, but to do so they must first travel through fields of the mysterious ghost circles where reality meets the supernatural -- and all this while fending off deadly attacks from Briar, Kingdok, and the rat creatures.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark collected by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Brett Helquist
Summary: Tapped from the oral traditions of American folklore, these ghost stories and tales of weird happenings, witches, and graveyards have startling, funny, or surprising endings.
Spooky America - Four real Ghost Stories by Lori Haskins, illustrated by Viviana Diaz
Summary: Recounts four fact-based tales of hauntings, including a ghost horse on the coast of Massachusetts, a haunted painting at a Virginia plantation, a skeleton in Colorado, and a ghostly sea captain of California.
The Berenstain Bears and the Galloping Ghost by Stan and Jan Berenstain.
Summary: Brother Bear learns about fear and getting back in the saddle when a ghost haunts the riding academy.
The Ghost Town Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner (Author) illustrated by Charles Tang.
Summary: While visiting a recent purchase of Grandfather's, a ghost town in the Rocky Mountains, the Aldens encounter a mystery involving a run-down motel and a woman who may be a ghost.
Ghost Town at Sundown (Magic Tree House #10) by Mary Pope Osborne.
Summary: Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to the Wild West, where they experience excitement and danger and try to solve a riddle.
Dial-a-Ghost by Eva Ibbotson, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Summary: A family of nice ghosts protects a British orphan from the diabolical plans of his evil guardians.
Pony by R. J. Palacio
Twelve-year-old Silas is awoken in the dead of night by three menacing horsemen who take his father away. Silas is left shaken, scared, and alone, except for the presence of his companion, Mittenwool...who happens to be a ghost. When a pony shows up at his door, Silas makes the courageous decision to leave his home and embark on a perilous journey to find his father.
The Ghost Sonata by Gilda Joyce
Summary: When ninth-grader Gilda travels to an international piano competition in Oxford, England, as page turner for her friend Wendy Choy, she finds adventure investigating why Wendy is being haunted and who is frightening the performers, while enjoying a romance with a British boy and her first kiss.
Ghost Girl by Ally Malinenko
Summary: Zee Puckett loves ghost stories. She just never expected to be living one. It all starts with a dark and stormy night. When the skies clear, everything is different. People are missing. And Zee is seeing frightening things: large, scary dogs that talk and maybe even . . . a ghost. When she tells her classmates, only her best friend Elijah believes her…
The Ghost of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage
Summary: When Miss Lana accidentally buys a haunted inn at the Tupelo Landing town auction, Desperado Detectives--aka Mo LoBeau and her best friend Dale--opens up a paranormal division to solve the ghost's identity before the town's big 250th anniversary bash"--
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Summary: Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances…
Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret
Summary: Sixth-grader Rusty, determined to help an injured dog that is chained outdoors in frigid weather, calls animal control then takes matters into his own hands, aided by his best friend and a ghost collie that leads Rusty to an even deeper secret. Includes instructions for knitting cat blankets.
Golden Ghost (Phantom Stallion series) by Terry Farley
Summary: Sam discovers a lost palomino mare in a spooky ghost town. Is she just a mirage, or will Sam manage to return her to her owner?
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Summary: "Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school track team. He must stay on track, literally and figuratively, to reach his full potential"
Authored by the staff at Harney County Library!