Dark Media book reviewer Joshua Skye got hold of a copy of The Spooky Chronicles: Schoolhouse Number Five and had this to say about it:
“As a genre fan, I am constantly amused by the references Ranson makes throughout his enchanting series. The winks in ‘Schoolhouse Number Five’ are no exception. I was particularly fond of the nod to ‘Short Circuit.’ In spite of these amusements, the third outing in the Spooky saga has a more serious tone to it then the previous two. I quite like that not all of Spooky’s attempts at humor are laugh-out-loud moments, sometimes the comedy stems from how realistically awkward those moments are. As the parent of a future class-clown, I know them only too well. Intentional or not, this character quirk only further endears Spooky to us as readers.
(The book) is confidently written, fun, and imaginative. Thankfully, it is not a typical haunted house story. It has a unique twist to it, a trait I have come to expect from this series. And hey, it’s Spooky! Gotta love him.”