The Ghosts Go Haunting

“The ghosts go haunting one by one,
Boo! Boo!
The ghosts go haunting one by one,
Boo! Boo!
The ghosts go haunting one by one,
The principal leaps from his chair and runs…”

All through the school, ghosts go marching, witches go flying, and goblins go groaning with a whole host of other creatures! The teachers and staff are terrified, but of course the students know it’s just Halloween fun! Helen Ketteman’s verses—written to the counting tune of The Ants Go Marching—make this a rollicking read-aloud, while Adam Record’s artwork brings the ghoulish parade to life.

  • 32 Pages
  • 10.75" x 8.50"
  • 9780807528525
  • September 2014

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  • September 2014

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  • The catchy rhyming verse and humorous cartoony illustrations are enough to warrant an encore or two.

    - The Horn Book Magazine

  • Supplying crisply rendered illustrations, Record clearly had fun creating supernatural mayhem—one purple goblin has stamped itself with an “overdue” stamp in the library.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • Verses and artwork merge successfully into a clever, appealing read-aloud or sing along.

    - School Library Journal


Adam Record

Common Core

RL.2.1,4,5,7,9,10 RF.2.3,4,4a,4b,4c M.3.OA.A.1 L.2.3,5,5a,5b,6


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
  • ATOS Level: 2.4