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The Scary Stories Series


by Alvin Schwartz (Author) Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)

Book Cover for the Scary Stories Series
This spooky series is part of Alvin Schwartz's larger collection of books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright.

Stories range from creepy to terrifying – skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who roam the earth; a ghost who takes revenge on her murderer; and a haunted house where every night a bloody head falls down the chimney.

Stephen Gammell's splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of the dozens of scary stories contained in these volumes . . . all just right for reading alone under the covers or for telling aloud in the dark.

Please Note: These books contain stories and images which may be upsetting to younger or more sensitive readers.

Series Summary


Series: Scary Stories
Tags: horror fantasy paranormal myth & legend culture illustrated
Series reading level: 9+
Books in series: 3
Should read in order? No
Next release: Finished

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark  (1981)
2More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark  (1984)
3Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones  (1991)