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Scary Stories: To Read When It's Dark

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Encounter a creepy croaker who eats little froggies for supper, and a mysterious man who waves his bloody fingers! Includes seven stories, featuring Arnold Lobel, Lane Smith, Betsy Byars, Marc Simont, Alvin Schwartz, Dirk Zimmer, Jane O'Connor, G. Brian Karas, and more.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by SeaStar
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Rosa Cline
Oct 05, 2016 Rosa Cline rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, halloween
This is a book that has several various authors in it along with several short stories. some of them are kind of 'out there' so would be scarey for smaller kids (like in one a woman has a green scarf on her neck and no one knows why. She gets married and grows old and on her death bed she tells her husband he can now know why the scarf is there and the illustration shows her head on the floor! My special needs teen age son wasn't sure at first how to handle that but then he was okay with it. So ...more
Madeline Wright
Sep 12, 2014 Madeline Wright rated it really liked it
A couple of these made me laugh out loud. My favorite ones are "The Dark Wood" by Emma Chichester Clark and "Bloody Fingers" by Judith Bauer Stamper. I think it would be great to read with a "brave" 4 y.o. around Halloween time.
Kristy Schwertfeger
Apr 04, 2011 Kristy Schwertfeger rated it liked it
Shelves: holidays
This book would be good to read around Halloween time. But some of the stories may scary some of the younger children if they believe in ghosts and monsters. So i think that you would have to know your class and how they would handle a book like this before you read it.
Edward Creter
Jul 21, 2014 Edward Creter rated it really liked it
This short story collection is a 64-page omnibus of fun horror stories. (Fun Horror? What a concept!!!) Six amazingb authors treat kids to spooky tales with a profound lesson slipped in for good measure. Only the most daring need apply but BE WARNED!!!! ABANDON ALL DEPRESSION YE WHO ENTER HERE!!!
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Jen
Oct 09, 2012 Jen rated it really liked it
Shelves: kiddo-books
Some stories too scary for younger children. A good read around Halloween.
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The green ribbon is our all time fave.
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Allyson
May 23, 2013 Allyson rated it it was ok
For journal logs in creative writing class
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Mary
Oct 19, 2013 Mary rated it liked it
Not very scary at all, even according to my 6yo... and we even read them at bed time...
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