The Haunted Library

By Dori Hillestad Butler

Published 2014

AR Level: 3.6

AR Points: 2.0

9780448462424_p0_v2_s600x595I suggest: 1st through 3rd grade

This little gem is the first in a chapter book series that really got my daughter “hooked on books.” In the same category is Puppy Place and Magic Treehouse, but I like this because it gave her something fun and spooky…a little outside the norm. Some cute illustrations help kids who are finding their way out of picture books and into ones with narratives.

Description from B&N:

A brand-new young chapter book series from Edgar Award winner Dori Hillestad Butler!

When ghost boy Kaz’s haunt is torn down and he is separated from his ghost family, he meets a real girl named Claire, who lives above the town library with her parents and her grandmother. Claire has a special ability to see ghosts when other humans cannot and she and Kaz quickly form a friendship. The two join forces to solve the mystery of the ghost that’s haunting the library. Could it be one of Kaz’s lost family members?

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