Ghost in the House

Buy from Penguin Random House:

Ghost in the House
Written by Ammi-Joan Paquette
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780763698928
Our Price: $5.99

Buy from any of the following retailers:

Find a local retailer:


How to buy

view an inside spread


more titles by Ammi-Joan Paquette

more titles by Adam Record

view other editions

Ghost in the House

author: Ammi-Joan Paquette
illustrator: Adam Record

When a little ghost goes slip-sliding down the hallway of this spooky haunted house, he suddenly hears . . . a groan! Turns out it’s only a friendly mummy, who shuffles along with the ghost, until they encounter . . . a monster! As the cautious explorers continue, they find a surprise at every turn — and add another adorably ghoulish friend to the count. But you’ll never guess what the scariest creature in the house is!

“Paquette and company mix the typical Halloween setting with a narrative that confounds expectations just enough to tickle readers’ funny bones.” — The New York Times
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$5.99 / $7.99
076369892X /  9780763698928
on sale date:
8x8 / Paperback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 8" x 8"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Native American; Holidays & Celebrations; Counting & Numbers; Sounds;
author’s comments:
Ammi-Joan Paquette has never met a ghost, mummy, monster, skeleton, or witch—as far as she knows. This book, she says, was inspired by a game she used to play with her sister: “Most of the details have been lost to time, but I still remember the shivery thrill I got when we played it. So, I drew on that same energy to write a spooky picture book, which eventually became A Ghost in the House.” In addition to writing, Joan is also a literary agent representing authors of children’s books. She lives outside Boston with her family.
illustrator’s comments:
Adam Record started doodling on a bench in church. He only started to get serious about drawing after someone bought one of his drawings. He gets inspired by old children’s books and vintage posters. This is his first picture book. Adam Record lives in Utah with his wife and two children.
browse by:

view options