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Recommended Reading List:

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Aesop’s Fables
illustrations by Arthur Rackham

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Bubble Trouble Ghost
by Janet Palazzo-Craig
illustrated by Patrick Girouard

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The Dark
by Lemony Snicket
illustrated by Jon Klassen

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Ghostbusters: Featuring the Ugly Little Spud…
by Christopher Brown

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GO AWAY, BIG GREEN MONSTER!
by Ed Emberley

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Goosebumps Series
by R.L. Stine

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Gus was a Friendly Ghost (Gus the Ghost)
by James Thayer

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A History of Ghosts: The True Story of Seances, Mediums, Ghosts, and Ghostbusters
by Peter H. Aykroyd
introduction by Dan Aykroyd

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How to Find a Ghost
by James M. Deem
illustrated by True Kelly

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IDW Ghostbusters Ongoing Series
story by Erik Burnham
illustrations by Dan Schoening

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John Dies at the End
by David Wong

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Washington Irving
illustrations by Arthur Rackham

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The Official Ghostbusters Training Manual: A Guide to Catching Ghosts
by Christopher Brown

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ParaNorman
by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
illustrations by Ross Stewart

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
by Alvin Schwartz
illustrated by Brett Helquist