The Library of Ghosts and Hauntings Reviews

Communication with the Dead: ISBN 978-1-60152-089-0 eBook: 978-1-60152-413-3
Ghost Hunters: ISBN 978-1-60152-091-3 eBook: 978-1-60152-415-7
Ghosts: ISBN 978-1-60152-090-6 eBook: 978-1-60152-414-0
Hauntings: ISBN 978-1-60152-092-0 eBook: 978-1-60152-416-4
Poltergeists: ISBN 978-1-60152-093-7 eBook: 978-1-60152-417-1
School Library Journal, November 2009, Series Made Simple Supplement

Gr 7 Up This set presents numerous stories of ghosts and hauntings taken from books, Web sites, and other publications. The easy-to-read books contain a good deal of text and are suitable for those who want substantial information. The quality and tone of the writing varies, with some of the titles contradicting each other. Ghosts, the strongest title in the series, does an excellent job of balancing ghost stories with a discussion of the lack of scientific evidence for them. The other books are a little more sensational and at times imply that the encounters occurred. Color images and sidebars will help to hold readers’ attention and make the books appealing to reluctant readers. While the authors rely heavily on Web sites for information, each book contains suggestions for further reading and detailed source notes.